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  • Athletics 1B prospect Olson rips 29th homer
    Athletics prospect first baseman Matt Olson went 1-for-3 with a home run and two walks on Friday for High-A Stockton.

    Advice: Olson showed off his "three true outcome" tendencies, as he also struck out twice, rendering the fielders moot. He is having a monster season, hitting .243/.396/.528 with 19 doubles and 29 home runs, as well as 91 walks and 104 strikeouts. Rotoworld.com
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  • Athletics 1B prospect Muncy rips 7th home run
    Athletics prospect first baseman Max Muncy went 1-for-4 with a home run on Friday for Double-A Midland.

    Advice: Muncy is hitting .276/.397/.426 with 20 doubles, three triples, and seven home runs for the season, but he has been experiencing a power surge as of late, hitting .286/.440/.476 with two doubles, one triple, and four home runs in July. Muncy has the talent to be major league first baseman, but the Athletics are in win-now mode, and Matt Olson's monster season could prevent Muncy from getting a shot. Rotoworld.com
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  • Report: NL team close to acquiring Jake Peavy
    According to Jen Royle of the Boston Herald, an unnamed National League team is close to acquiring Jake Peavy from the Red Sox.

    Advice: The only known NL squad rumored to have serious interest in Peavy, the Cardinals, are not believed to be the suitor in this potential deal. While nothing appears imminent, it's a situation worth monitoring. Brandon Workman would likely return to the Red Sox rotation in the event Peavy is dealt. Rotoworld.com
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  • Lester willing to return to Red Sox if traded
    Jon Lester admitted Friday that even if he is traded before next week's non-waiver trade deadline, he would be open to returning to the Red Sox as a free agent next season.

    Advice: Lester hasn't hidden his desire to remain with the Red Sox, and as they currently sit in the cellar of the American League East, it's an idea that may make sense for them as an organization. If they can flip the star southpaw for the best prospects they can get at the deadline, and then re-sign him over the Winter, the organization will be strengthened. Rotoworld.com
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  • White Sox 2B prospect Johnson hot in July
    White Sox second base prospect Micah Johnson went 2-for-4 with a double for Triple-A Charlotte on Friday.

    Advice: Johnson has stayed white-hot in July, hitting .370/.418/.507 with three doubles, two triples, one home run, and five stolen bases. He lacks power, but has the speed to steal 30-plus bases and could hit .280 with 20-30 doubles. The White Sox seem reluctant to replace Gordon Beckham and his .224/.272/.355 season line, but Johnson's hot hitting may change their mind. Rotoworld.com
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  • Red Rox prospect Betts has four-hit night
    Red Sox prospect Mookie Betts went 4-for-5 with a double and a walk for Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday.

    Advice: Betts has hit .370/.414/.519 over six games since his demotion to Triple-A, and has a .333/.422/.462 over 29 games in Triple-A. Betts has played center- and right-field since his demotion, and it looks like he will be an outfielder for the duration of the season. His long-term role is muddled due to the lack of a clear opening in Boston and their already-loaded infield. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:25 am
     
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  • Cubs SS prospect Russell blasts two home runs
    Cubs shortstop prospect Addison Russell went 2-for-5 with two home runs for Double-A Tennessee on Friday.

    Advice: Russell has hit .250/.297/.517 since being traded to the Cubs organization, but has ripped five home runs. Javier Baez has been spending time at second base, which strongly indicates that the Cubs front office views Russell as their shortstop of the future. Starlin Castro has shortstop locked down in Chicago, and the off-season will likely be filled with trade rumors of ways to open a hole for Chicago's biggest acquisition. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:17 am
     
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  • Nationals RHP prospect Giolito fans 7 more
    Nationals right-handed pitching prospect tossed six shutout innings for Low-A Hagerstown on Friday, striking out seven batters while allowing one hit.

    Advice: Giolito's dominating performance intimidated the weak Kannapolis lineup, giving him what was likely his best start of the season. The first batter of the game picked up an infield single, then Giolito got the next 18 batters out. Giolito is making a strong case that he is the top pitching prospect in the minor leagues, and his healthy and dominant 2014 has been a great sign. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:12 am
     
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  • Callaspo to play in rehab game on Saturday
    Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) will play in a minor league rehab game with High-A Stockton on Saturday.

    Advice: If all goes well, he's still looking at a return to the Athletics on Sunday. The veteran infielder has been sidelined since July 11 with a strained hamstring. Rotoworld.com
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  • Ubaldo Jimenez to begin rehab on Tuesday
    Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) is scheduled to begin his minor league rehab assignment with Class-A Aberdeen on Tuesday.

    Advice: The big right-hander tossed two innings in a simulated game on Friday without any issues. If all goes well on Tuesday, he'll progress to a second minor league rehab start with a higher level affiliate. Before hitting the disabled list on July 11, he posted a troublesome 4.52 ERA and 1.54 WHIP over his first 18 starts. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:52 am
     
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  • Pedro Alvarez appears as pinch-hitter Friday
    Pedro Alvarez (knee) appeared as a pinch hitter in Friday's loss to the Rockies, going 0-for-1 with a walk in his two plate appearances.

    Advice: The most encouraging sign was that he remained in the game to play third base after he hit for Brent Morel in the seventh inning. Expect the slugger to return to the starting lineup on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:35 am
  • Eric Hosmer appears as defensive replacement
    For the second straight night, Eric Hosmer (hand) entered Friday's game as a defensive replacement.

    Advice: Hosmer is dealing with a bruised right hand, and still hasn't been able to swing the bat. Expect it to be another day or two before he is able to return to the Royals starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:35 am
  • Zack Cozart goes hitless in return to lineup
    Zack Cozart returned to the Reds starting lineup on Friday, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout in a loss to the Nationals.

    Advice: Cozart had been sidelined since leaving Tuesday's game after he was hit by a pitch. He was dropped back to eighth in the lineup for this contest, which given his atrocious .225/.276/.293 slash line on the season is probably still too high. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:35 am
  • Hector Sanchez suffers concussion
    Hector Sanchez was diagnosed with a mild concussion after leaving Friday's game.

    Advice: Sanchez was hurt when he took a foul tip off his mask. He'll probably go on the seven-day DL prior to Saturday's game, with either Guillermo Quiroz or Andrew Susac replacing him on the roster. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:01 pm
  • Dan Uggla goes 0-for-2 in Giants debut
    Dan Uggla went 0-for-2 before being removed in a double-switch in his Giants debut Friday.

    Advice: Uggla wasn't responsible for any of Zack Greinke's 10 strikeouts, so at least he had something going for him. The Giants are facing lefties the next two days, but it won't get much easier for Uggla with Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu on the hill. He's 1-for-12 with six strikeouts lifetime against Kershaw. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:51 pm
  • Felix Hernandez strikes out 10 Orioles
    Felix Hernandez wasn't involved in the decision after allowing one run over seven innings and striking out 10 Friday against the Orioles.

    Advice: This makes 13 starts in a row of seven or more innings and no more than two runs allowed. The Mariners have won 10 of those outings, with seven of the wins getting credited to Hernandez. Tonight, though, they lost 2-1 in 10 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:44 pm
  • C.J. Cron goes hitless against Tigers
    C.J. Cron went 0-for-3 and struck out twice Friday against the Tigers.

    Advice: It's kind of odd that while the Angels chose Efren Navarro over Cron a week ago, Cron has started both games over Navarro since the Grant Green injury got him back to the majors. Cron was a certainty to start tonight against the left-handed Drew Smyly, but he also played over Navarro against a righty on Thursday. He's 1-for-7 with five strikeouts since his callup and 10-for-51 (.196) with one homer and an 18/2 K/BB ratio in 51 major league at-bats this month. He should be sitting in favor of Navarro against righties. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • CarGo smacks two-run homer vs. Pirates
    Carlos Gonzalez connected for a two-run homer in Friday's win over the Pirates.

    Advice: It was his 10th home run of the season and his second since returning from the disabled list. The 28-year-old has posted a .250/.300/.448 batting line through 61 games this season, which isn't quite what fantasy owners had in mind when they invested a first-round pick back in the spring, but there's reason for optimism now that his finger issue has been addressed. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:00 pm
  • Hector Sanchez pulled after foul tip off mask
    Hector Sanchez was removed from Friday's game against the Dodgers after taking a foul tip off his mask.

    Advice: Sanchez looked to be noticeably woozy while sitting in the dugout the next half inning before Buster Posey replaced him behind the dish. He'll undoubtedly be run through the standard concussion protocol, so don't expect to see him back in the Giants lineup for at least the next few days. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:51 pm
  • Butler hits go-ahead homer against Indians
    Billy Butler hit a pinch-hit go-ahead two-run homer in a 6-4 win over the Indians on Friday night.

    Advice: The clutch blast came with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning. It was just his fourth home run of the season. While the 28-year-old played the role of hero for the Royals on this night, he's been one of the game's most disappointing players with a weak .266/.320/.353 batting line. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • Crow notches save in place of Holland
    Aaron Crow worked a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Indians for his second save of the season.

    Advice: Crow worked around a one-out leadoff double from Yan Gomes to finish off the win. Greg Holland was unavailable Friday after pitching the previous three days, but he should be good to go for Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:37 pm
  • Tomlin takes no-decision vs. Royals
    Josh Tomlin allowed four runs (three earned) over 5 1/3 innings Friday in a no-decision against the Royals.

    Advice: Tomlin gave up seven hits (including two home runs) while walking none and striking out five. He has now allowed 16 home runs in 86 2/3 innings of work and has just one win over his last eight starts. He's no sure thing to keep a rotation spot once Justin Masterson comes back from the DL. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:36 pm
  • Perez goes 3-for-4 with solo HR vs. Indians
    Salvador Perez went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored Friday against the Indians.

    Advice: Perez already has 12 home runs through 92 games this season. The 24-year-old appears primed to blow away his career-high of 13, which he set last season over 138 games. He's currently on pace to finish below 79 RBI he had last year -- he's currently at 38 -- so the increase in power has been a decent trade-off for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:36 pm
  • Carlos Santana hits two home runs vs. Royals
    Carlos Santana clubbed two homers and knocked in three runs in a loss to the Royals on Friday.

    Advice: Santana popped a solo blast in the fourth inning and added a two-run shot for good measure in the sixth. With three multi-hit games in his last four, his batting average is now up to .222 for the year, his high-water mark since early April. He's also up to 17 home runs and 45 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Duda delivers go-ahead blast against Brewers
    Lucas Duda delivered a go-ahead two-run homer in a 3-2 win over the Brewers on Friday.

    Advice: The Mets entered the top of the ninth inning down 3-0, but David Wright knocked in the first run with an RBI single and Duda followed with a long blast to right-center field. The 28-year-old has now gone deep three times in his last four games and is up to 17 home runs and 53 RBI on the year. It looks like the Mets made the right choice between him and Ike Davis. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Gallardo takes tough luck no-decision
    Yovani Gallardo tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings against the Mets on Friday, but was handed a no-decision.

    Advice: Tough break for Gallardo, who was dominant. He allowed just four hits (all of them singles) and no walks while fanning eight batters. However, Francisco Rodriguez blew his chance at a win in the ninth. Gallardo is now winless over his last six starts. He'll try to turn that around when he faces the red-hot Rays next week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Lester goes six innings in no-decision
    Jon Lester gave up two runs over six innings against the Rays on Friday.

    Advice: His lone mistake was a two-run homer by Desmond Jennings in the fifth inning. He left in line for the win, but the Rays took the lead in the seventh inning. The southpaw struck out seven and walked one in the no-decision and now owns a dominant 0.93 ERA and 34/3 K/BB ratio in 29 innings over four starts this month. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in eight straight starts. He'll try to keep it going when he makes his final start of July next week against the Blue Jays. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:56 pm
  • Dan Uggla joins Giants, in lineup on Friday
    Giants purchased the contract of Dan Uggla from Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Uggla, who was signed to a minor league contract on Monday, will now be given an opportunity to see regular work at second base for the Giants with Marco Scutaro and Ehire Adrianza on the shelf. He's batting seventh in his Giants debut on Friday, and could carve out value in NL-only formats if he can find his power stroke. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:55 pm
  • Pedro Alvarez (knee) remains out of lineup
    Pedro Alvarez (knee) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Alvarez hasn't played since exiting Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with left knee discomfort. The fact that he wasn't able to play following Thursday's off day is a bad sign, but to this point the Pirates haven't given any indication that the disabled list might be a possibility. Brent Morel is at third base Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:20 pm
  • Eric Hosmer enters as defensive replacement
    Eric Hosmer entered Thursday's game as a defensive replacement.

    Advice: Hosmer's bruised right hand leaves him unable to swing a bat at the moment, as he was pinch-hit for by Raul Ibanez. He could be limited to defensive work for a few more days. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:16 am
  • Santana reaches base four times in a loss
    Carlos Santana singled twice and walked twice in six plate appearances as the Indians lost in 14 innings to the Royals on Thursday.

    Advice: Santana was the Indians' only consistent source of offense on Thursday, but they were only able to bring him around once -- to score the tying run in the ninth inning. The first baseman has had a nice turnaround after a sluggish start to the season, now slashing .218/.357/.400 with 15 home runs and 42 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:45 pm
  • Duda homers and walks but Mets lose to MIL
    Lucas Duda walked and homered in four at-bats in Thursday's loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: Duda was the only one able to figure out Matt Garza, who dominated the Mets. Duda took Garza deep to center for a solo home run in the seventh inning, his club's only run of the evening. The first baseman has quietly been among the most productive at his position, at least offensively, as he is slashing .260/.360/.490 with 16 home runs and 51 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:01 pm
  • Billy Butler to lose playing time at DH
    Royals manager Ned Yost said Thursday that Billy Butler will lose playing time in the designated hitter spot in the coming days.

    Advice: It's probably overdue, as Butler has struggled mightily with a .266/.321/.346 batting line and three homers this season and has hit just .234/.286/.313 this month. The 28-year-old is probably droppable in most mixed leagues at this point. Danny Valencia and Raul Ibanez will pick up the extra at-bats in the DH spot. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:41 pm
  • Hosmer (hand) will not swing bat Thursday
    Eric Hosmer (hand) will not swing a bat Thursday.

    Advice: Hosmer got hit in the right hand by a pitch on Sunday before returning to the lineup Wednesday, but he was forced to make an early exit due to "decreased grip strength." He might have to miss a few days to get back to 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:35 pm
  • Red Sox table extension talks with Jon Lester
    Red Sox principal owner John Henry told the Boston Herald that extension talks with impending free agent Jon Lester have been tabled until after the 2014 season.

    Advice: Lester doesn't want to be distracted any longer by in-season contract negotiations and probably wants a taste of the open market -- where there could be crazy money flying around this winter. The 30-year-old left-hander is putting together the best season of his career at the perfect time, boasting a 2.50 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 142/31 K/BB ratio in 137 innings. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported earlier this month that the Red Sox were prepared to offer him "$100 million for five years, or thereabouts." Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:56 am
  • Jimenez (ankle) throws 35-pitch bullpen Wed.
    Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session and did some running drills Wednesday.

    Advice: The throwing session was supposed to be the last step before a rehab assignment for Jimenez, who has been on the disabled list since July 11. Jimenez called it a step forward but said he didn't know where or where his next step would be. The right-hander will likely embark on a rehab assignment in the coming days, with a more clear return date to be known at that time. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:50 pm
     
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  • Callaspo (hamstring) could be back Sunday
    A's manager Bob Melvin said Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) could be activated Sunday when first eligible.

    Advice: It will come right down to the wire, as Tuesday was the first day he was able to take batting practice since being placed on the DL. The veteran infielder may not need a rehab stint before being activated. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:20 pm
     
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  • DH C.J. Cron recalled by Angels
    Angels recalled DH C.J. Cron from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Cron was just optioned over the weekend, but a back injury to Grant Green opened up a spot for the slugger. Cron is hitting .269./297/.480 with nine home runs with the big club this season, and although he was recently demoted it would be surprising if he didn't see a fair amount of playing time while he's up. The 24-year-old has good power and is worth a flyer in deeper mixed leagues where he's still available. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:38 pm
  • Hosmer removed from game with hand injury
    Eric Hosmer was pulled from Wednesday's game against the Cubs with "decreased grip strength in his hand."

    Advice: That was the announcement from the Kansas City medical staff. Hosmer got hit by a pitch on Sunday and sat out Monday and Tuesday with what was called a right hand contusion. He obviously needs a little more rest. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:07 pm
  • Pedro Alvarez (knee) not in Wed. lineup
    Pedro Alvarez (knee) is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Alvarez had to leave Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with left knee discomfort. It appears to be a day-to-day ailment at this point, and he could have a shot to return to action after Thursday's off day. Josh Harrison is at third base Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:01 pm
  • Hosmer back in Royals' lineup Wednesday
    Eric Hosmer is back in the Royals' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Manager Ned Yost had indicated a desire to sit Hosmer until at least Thursday, but the first baseman has evidently talked his way back into the lineup a day early. Hosmer missed two games due to a bruised right hand, an ailment that was a result of a hit by pitch Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:15 am
  • Hosmer (hand) won't play until Thursday
    Eric Hosmer (hand) isn't expected to return to the Royals' lineup until at least Thursday.

    Advice: Hosmer missed a second straight game Tuesday with a bruised right hand, and he's expected to sit out Wednesday, as well. The first baseman suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch Sunday and the Royals don't want the ailment to linger. "That's why I'm hoping this doesn't linger," manager Ned Yost said. "Give him a couple days now. It might save him. Instead of battling through it, and it affecting him for three weeks, instead of a week. Get it to where it's manageable." Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:33 am
  • Duda smashes 15th homer in win over Mariners
    Lucas Duda went 2-for-4 and hit his 15th home run in Tuesday's tilt with the Mariners.

    Advice: Duda had a nice all-around game. Not only did he smack an eighth inning home run, giving him fifty RBI even on the year, he also stole his third base of the season. You shouldn't hold your breath for another steal any time soon (please don't), but speedster abilities aside, Duda's slashing .261/.357/.485. He's really putting together a nice season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:46 pm
  • Santana's three XBH lead Tribe past Twins
    Carlos Santana went 4-for-5 with a home run and nine total bases as the Indians cruised past the Twins 8-2 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Santana had just three extra-base hits in his previous nine games, but the 28-year-old added two doubles to go with his 15th home run of the year. If anything, he deserved to have an even better night from a statistical standpoint -- the homer came with nobody on, and his other three hits drove in just one run combined. The four-hit evening raised his season line to .214/.353/.401. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:01 pm
  • X-rays on Zack Cozart's fingers are negative
    X-rays on Zack Cozart's index and middle finger came back negative.

    Advice: Cozart had to exit Tuesday's game versus the Brewers after being hit by a pitch. Consider him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:53 pm
  • Peavy hit hard by the Blue Jays, falls to 1-9
    Jake Peavy was hit hard by the Blue Jays on Tuesday, allowing five runs over six innings in a loss, which brought his record to a disappointing 1-9.

    Advice: Peavy had been throwing the ball better over his last three starts, but the buck stopped with the Blue Jays, who belted two home runs and two doubles, accounting for half of the eight hits surrendered by the right-hander. Peavy also walked three and struck out seven. He now has a 4.72 ERA, a 1.43 WHIP, and a 100/46 K/BB ratio. He'll try to bounce back against the surging Rays on the road on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:30 pm
  • Pedro Alvarez leaves Tuesday with sore knee
    Pedro Alvarez exited Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with left knee discomfort.

    Advice: It's not clear when Alvarez was injured, nor is it clear how long he might be out, but the Pirates should provide an update after the game. The third baseman had a double in two at-bats and committed his league-leading 22nd error before leaving. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:13 pm
  • Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) takes BP
    Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) took a successful round of batting practice Tuesday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's done so since landing on the DL. Callaspo has also done some running, though he's yet to run the bases. He's expected to be activated in the middle of next week if all goes well. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:23 pm
     
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  • Ubaldo Jimenez to throw 'pen session Wed.
    Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) will be cleared for a rehab assignment if a bullpen session on Wednesday goes well.

    Advice: Jimenez had been scheduled to begin his rehab assignment Wednesday, but the Orioles decided to have him throw one more 'pen session first. He should only need one rehab start, putting him in line to rejoin the rotation next week if all goes well. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:21 pm
     
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  • Angels 1B prospect C 2 hits in return to AAA
    Angels first base prospect C.J. Cron went 2-for-4 with a walk in his return to Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday.

    Advice: Cron hit .269/.297/.480 during his time in the majors, but just .233/.258/.383 over his last 15 games. It appears that the Angels are trying to keep an extra reliever on their roster, and Cron could be back up in the next few weeks, and no later than September 1. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:27 am
  • Jake Peavy on 'back burner' for Cardinals
    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Jake Peavy "is still on the Cardinals' back burner."

    Advice: Multiple outlets reported earlier this month the Cards' interest in Peavy and it even looked at one point like a deal might get done quickly. At this point, though, it appears he might be a backup plan for St. Louis. Peavy has just a 4.59 ERA this season but has made three straight quality starts. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:54 pm
  • Billy Butler willing to renegotiate deal
    Billy Butler said Monday that he would be willing to renegotiate his contract, which currently includes a $12.5 million club option for 2015.

    Advice: The Royals seem unlikely to exercise the option given Butler's struggles this season, but the designated hitter is willing to redo his deal in order to remain in Kansas City. He's making $8 million this season. "If the option doesn't work, I'd be more than happy to renegotiate in any type of way. I've always said that," Butler said. "I've been with the Royals for my whole career so why wouldn't I? It's all I've ever known and I love it here. I never said anything about, 'Oh, it's my option year, take it or leave it.'" Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:01 pm
  • Salvador Perez returns to lineup Monday
    Salvador Perez is back in the Royals' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Perez missed Sunday's game with some minor soreness in his right groin. He's in the DH spot Monday but should resume catching Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:24 pm
  • Eric Hosmer scratched due to bruised hand
    Eric Hosmer was scratched from Monday's lineup due to a right hand contusion.

    Advice: Hosmer was hit by a pitch on Sunday and remains sore. He doesn't have any broken bones, though, and should be considered day-to-day. Billy Butler is playing first base Monday, while Salvador Perez is in the DH spot. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:22 pm
  • King Felix moved back to Friday
    Felix Hernandez will make his next start on Friday against the Orioles.

    Advice: Hernandez was previously in line to start Thursday, so the Mariners will move him back a day. Hisashi Iwakuma will now start Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:52 pm
  • Giants ink deal with Braves castoff Dan Uggla
    Giants signed INF Dan Uggla to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Uggla was batting just .162/.241/.231 with 40 strikeouts in 145 plate appearances this season for the Braves and showed up late to the second-to-last game of the first half, resulting in a one-game suspension and then his release. The 34-year-old is a shell of his former self and will have to prove that he has something left at Fresno. The Braves are on the hook for the $19 million remaining on his contract. Uggla's new minor league deal with the Giants comes with an August 1 opt-out. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:43 am
  • Ubaldo (ankle) won't make rehab start on Wed.
    Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) has been scratched from a scheduled Wednesday rehab start.

    Advice: Jimenez felt some lingering discomfort in his sprained right ankle Sunday while attempting to throw a bullpen session. "I'm not where I should be to be able to go into a game," the right-hander told reporters. "I'll throw another bullpen and go from there." Ubaldo, who has a rough 4.52 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in his first year with Baltimore, can now be ruled out until August. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:43 am
     
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    1:10 pm @Sea