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  • Lucroy (toe) placed on 15-day disabled list
    Brewers placed C Jonathan Lucroy on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left big toe.

    Advice: Lucroy suffered the injury when he was hit by a foul tip during Monday's game. It's unclear how much time he'll need to miss, but it's brutal news for the Brewers, who have the worst record in the majors at 2-11 and are also missing Carlos Gomez (hamstring) and Scooter Gennett (hand) to the DL. Martin Maldonado and Juan Centeno will handle catching duties during his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:18 am
     
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs Cin
  • Brewers call up Elian Herrera
    Brewers purchased the contract of INF/OF Elian Herrera from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

    Advice: He'll provide some bench depth while Scooter Gennett (hand) is sidelined. Herrera owns a .261/.318/.333 batting line in the majors. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:07 am
  • Juan Francisco signs with Japanese team
    Juan Francisco has signed with the Yomiuri Giants of Japan's Central League.

    Advice: The deal is reportedly worth $1.2 million. Francisco opted out of his deal with the Rays after failing to make the team out of spring training. The 27-year-old hit 16 homers in 106 games with the Blue Jays last season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:22 am
     
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs Bos
  • Valbuena powers Astros with a pair of homers
    Luis Valbuena hit a pair of solo home runs and lifted a sacrifice fly to help the Astros beat the Mariners on Monday.

    Advice: Valbuena hit his first homer in the first inning off of Hisashi Iwakuma and his second in the eighth inning against Danny Farquhar. Valbuena, pushed out of the picture with the Cubs by the impending arrival of Kris Bryant, has been a nice find for the Astros. He has five home runs, seven RBI, and a .244/.304/.634 slash line in 46 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:37 pm
  • Semien homers as Athletics beat the Angels
    Marcus Semien went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Monday in a win over the Angels.

    Advice: Semien went yard off of Matt Shoemaker in the fourth inning to boost the Athletics' lead to 5-3. The shortstop had been in a bit of a funk, going just 2-for-17 in his previous five games entering Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Vogt powers A's to win with a 3-run homer
    Stephen Vogt walked and slugged a three-run home run in four at-bats as the Athletics won against the Angels on Monday.

    Advice: Vogt put the A's back on top 4-2 with his three-run home run off of Matt Shoemaker in the third inning. The catcher has been terrific to start the year, hitting .366/.435/.780 with four home runs and 12 RBI to begin the season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Alonso plates three runs in rout of Rockies
    Yonder Alonso plated three runs in a 2-for-4 effort as the Padres ran roughshod over the Rockies 14-3 on Monday.

    Advice: Alonso singled in two runs in the first inning and added a sacrifice fly in the second. The first baseman entered the season as one of the weaker-hitting players at his position but has been on fire in his first 52 plate appearances, carrying a .364/.453/.477 triple-slash line with one home run and seven RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Morales plates two runs to help Royals win
    Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI, and two runs scored as the Royals defeated the Twins 7-1 on Monday.

    Advice: Morales doubled in a run in the bottom of the sixth to break a 1-1 tie, then knocked in another run with a single in the eighth to make it 5-1 at the time. Morales had a dreary 2014 season but has come out of the gates swinging to start this season, having hit two home runs, knocked in nine runs, and compiled a .358/.424/.566 triple-slash line. Morales has hit safely in 12 of 13 games so far. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:18 pm
  • Bryant records 3 hits, 3 RBI as the Cubs win
    Kris Bryant knocked in three runs and walked to help lead the Cubs to a win over the Pirates on Monday.

    Advice: Bryant finished 3-for-4 on the evening. He tied the game at one apiece with a fifth-inning RBI single. In the seventh, he brought in a pair of runs with a double and came around to score on two Pirate errors. Bryant has yet to sate fans' appetite for power with a home run, but has looked comfortable at the plate following his 0-for-4 performance in his major league debut. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:52 pm
  • Jonathan Lucroy DL-bound with fractured toe
    Jonathan Lucroy will be placed on the disabled list after suffering a fractured toe on his left foot during Monday's game versus the Reds.

    Advice: The injury occurred when Lucroy was struck by a foul tip. It's absolutely brutal news for the Brewers, who are 2-11, have Carlos Gomez (hamstring) and now Lucroy on the DL and might have Scooter Gennett (hand) join them. It's not clear at this point how long Lucroy might be sidelined. Martin Maldonado is now set to see the bulk of the action behind the plate for the Brewers, and Juan Centeno will be promoted to take Lucroy's roster spot. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:56 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs Cin
  • Votto blasts 5th homer as Reds handle Brewers
    Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run as the Reds topped the Brewers on Monday.

    Advice: Votto's two-run home run in the seventh inning off of Wily Peralta padded the Reds' lead to 6-0 at the time. That marks five round-trippers on the season for the first baseman, who missed more than half of the 2014 season with a quad strain. Votto also owns a .375/.492/.771 triple-slash line with 12 RBI, making him by far the Reds' most productive hitter to start the season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:50 pm
  • Teixeira provides Yanks' only run with homer
    Mark Teixeira homered in a losing effort versus the Tigers on Monday.

    Advice: Teixeira, who finished 1-for-3, took Alfredo Simon out to right field in the second inning to put the Yankees up 1-0, but it would turn out to be his team's only run on the evening. Teixeira had entered the game hitless in his last three games. He's batting .195 with four home runs and nine RBI so far this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:29 pm
  • Lucroy exits after taking foul tip off foot
    Jonathan Lucroy had to leave Monday's game against the Reds after being hit in the left foot by a foul tip.

    Advice: The Brewers just can't catch a break right now. It's not clear whether Lucroy might be sent for X-rays, as the club is simply calling it a "left foot injury" at the moment. More should be known after the game Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:02 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs Cin
  • Nolan Arenado scratched with sore wrist
    Nolan Arenado was scratched from Monday's lineup with a sore left wrist.

    Advice: It's not clear at this point how Arenado injured the wrist or how serious the setback might be. The Rockies should provide an update on the third baseman shortly. Rafael Ynoa took Arenado's spot at the hot corner. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:38 pm
  • Swisher (knees) close to rehab assignment
    Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said Monday that Nick Swisher (knees) will begin a rehab assignment in the next couple days.

    Advice: Also noteworthy is that Swisher will return to the Tribe as a right fielder, as he believes that will put less stress on his surgically-repaired knees. Swisher has been playing games in extended spring training for a couple weeks, so he shouldn't need too many rehab contests before being activated. A return before the end of the month seems possible. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:46 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @CWS
  • Chris Carter absent from Monday's lineup
    Chris Carter is not in the Astros' lineup Monday.

    Advice: It appears to just be a day of rest for the struggling Carter, who is off to an ugly .075/.159/.075 start this season. Marwin Gonzalez is at first base Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:07 pm
  • Kennys Vargas not in Monday's lineup
    Kennys Vargas is not in the Twins' lineup Monday.

    Advice: It appears to just be a day of rest. The Twins have the light-hitting Eduardo Escobar in the designated hitter spot against righty Edinson Volquez. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:25 pm
  • Machado goes 0-for-3 in O's loss to Red Sox
    Manny Machado went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in the Orioles' loss to the Red Sox on Monday.

    Advice: Machado is just 7-for-45 this season and owns a troubling .156/.231/.244 overall slash line. He showed some signs of life late last week, but that has not carried over. The 22-year-old third baseman appeared in just 82 games in 2014 because of knee injuries. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:22 pm
  • Maikel Franco enjoying a nine-game hit streak
    Phillies prospect Maikel Franco has hit .415 during his nine-game hitting streak for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: Franco extended the streak with a 2-for-5 effort on Sunday. He leads the International League with eight doubles and also has the most total bases with 30. The 22-year-old corner infielder is making a strong case for a promotion. Franco hit .179 in 16 games for the Phillies last season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:56 am
     
    Not Active
    4:05 pm vs Mia
  • Adam Duvall hits for the cycle in Triple-A
    Giants prospect Adam Duvall blasted five hits Sunday for Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: He hit for the first cycle in River Cats' history. Duvall is quickly outgrowing Triple-A. The 26-year-old ranks second in the Pacific League in both RBI (14) and batting average (.457). Duvall hit .192 in 28 games for the Giants in 2014 and should get another chance with the big club this year. He's listed as San Francisco's 19th-best prospect on MLB.com. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:22 am
     
    Not Active
    7:15 pm vs LAD
  • Mitch Moreland (elbow) may be out until Fri.
    Mitch Moreland (elbow) might not start another game for the Rangers until Friday.

    Advice: Moreland is battling some elbow discomfort and the Rangers have a three-game series Tuesday-Thursday in Arizona, a National League park. Prince Fielder figures to start all three of those games at first base. Moreland should be available off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:50 am
  • Moreland (elbow) drives in run in loss to SEA
    Mitch Moreland (elbow) went 1-for-2 with an RBI on Sunday afternoon against the Mariners.

    Advice: Moreland was held out of the starting lineup due to an elbow injury and because the M's were starting a left-hander, but he entered the game late and made an impact in the extra-innings loss for Texas. Moreland, who's sporting a decent .837 OPS, should be in the Rangers' starting lineup on Tuesday night in Arizona. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:45 am
  • Paredes at DH and batting second on Mon.
    Jimmy Paredes is at DH and batting second for the Orioles on Monday morning against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Paredes is 5-for-10 with four runs scored in two games since being activated from the disabled list on Saturday. He's a nice value play in daily fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:31 am
  • Sandoval not in Red Sox lineup on Monday
    Pablo Sandoval is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Monday morning against the Orioles.

    Advice: Sandoval battled a left foot bruise late last week, so he'll be on the bench rather than in the starting lineup for Boston's annual Patriots' Day game. The 28-year-old third baseman is hitting .289/.385/.311 with zero homers and four RBI through 11 games with his new club. Brock Holt is starting at the hot corner Monday and batting seventh. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:07 am
  • James Loney (oblique) set for rehab games
    James Loney (oblique) will play a rehab game or two this week for High-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Loney is eligible to be activated from the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday, and it sounds like he'll be ready. "It's been hard, just sitting there and watching games," Loney said of the first DL stint of his career. "It goes by. It's just one of those things." He suffered a strained oblique during batting practice before the Rays' second game of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:45 am
     
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Bos
  • Carpenter belts leadoff homer to pace Cards
    Matt Carpenter started Sunday night's 2-1 victory over the Reds off with a bang, launching a Mike Leake offering over the wall in center field.

    Advice: The blast was his second of the season, and was the only scoring that the Cardinals would do until Kolten Wong's game-winning sacrifice fly in the eighth inning. He finished the night 2-for-3 and has been a force atop the Cardinals lineup this season, slashing a robust .400/.449/.689 with two long balls and 10 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:16 pm
  • Van Slyke homers, doubles twice against COL
    Scott Van Slyke went 3-for-4 with three RBI, including a two-run home run, in Sunday's 7-0 win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Van Slyke hit an RBI double in the second inning and a two-run home run (his first of the season) in the sixth. His other hit was a double, non-RBI variety. Van Slyke only has 11 at-bats on the season, but he has five hits in those at-bats, four of which have gone for extra bases. The 28-year-old is a legitimate weapon off the bench when the Dodgers face left-handed pitchers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:42 pm
  • Pujols launches solo homer in loss to Astros
    Albert Pujols hit a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Astros

    Advice: Pujols finished the game 2-for-4. He hit the homer off of Pat Neshek in the eighth inning. At the time, it pulled the Angels to within 4-3, but they were unable to mount a rally against Luke Gregerson in the ninth. The home run was Pujols' third of the season, the RBI his sixth. The veteran slugger has been struggling to hit for average in the first few weeks of the season, as he's currently hitting .186, but he's shown that the bat still has plenty of power. If he can avoid wearing down, 25+ home runs is a reasonable expectation. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:02 pm
  • Bryant hits double in loss to Padres.
    Kris Bryant recorded a double in Sunday's contest against the Padres.

    Advice: He hit the double off of Padres starter Andrew Cashner in the fifth inning and went on to finish the game 1-for-3 with a strikeout. In addition to the extra-base knock, he also reached base on a HBP. Bryant wrapped up his first major league series 3-for-10 with an RBI and three walks. This is just the start of what should be a great career, though owners should hang in there when Bryant sees inevitable struggles. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:52 pm
  • Mitch Moreland (elbow) remains out
    Mitch Moreland (elbow) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Moreland is dealing with a minor elbow injury that could require surgery, although a decision has not yet been made. Prince Fielder is in the designated hitter spot in his place, with Adam Rosales covering first base. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:09 am
  • Carter continues early season failures
    Chris Carter did not record a hit in two at-bats in Saturday's win over the Angels.

    Advice: Carter walked twice and fanned twice in the contest. He's managed just three hits in his first 36 at-bats. We've been through this dance a million times with Carter. When he's hot, his bat can almost single-handedly carry a fantasy team. And when he's not, he's almost worthless. We understand that some owners might want to jettison early on him, but we'd advise against that. The power will come eventually. Exercise patience. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:47 pm
  • Bryant gets first hit, reaches base 5 times
    Kris Bryant got his first major league hit Saturday against the Padres and reached base five times.

    Advice: Bryant finished the day 2-for-3 with three walks. His first hit was a bloop single in the bottom of the fifth inning which brought home a run. He also had an infield single in the 11th. After going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his highly-anticipated major league debut on Friday, this performance was nice to see. Fantasy owners are banking on lots of power from Bryant, but ups and downs are to be expected. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:40 pm
  • Carpenter keeps on hitting in win over Reds
    Matt Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a two-run double Saturday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: There might not be a hotter hitter than Carpenter right now. He now has six straight multi-hit games and has more doubles (seven) than Albert Pujols, Victor Martinez, Jose Bautista, and Yasiel Puig have hits, just to name a few. He's hitting .390 so far. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:58 pm
  • Moreland (elbow) not in Rangers' lineup Sat.
    Mitch Moreland (elbow) is not in the Rangers' starting lineup on Saturday night.

    Advice: But he was able to take pregame batting practice, so that's a good early indication that he will be able to avoid minor elbow surgery. Shin-Soo Choo is serving as the designated hitter for Texas on Saturday against the Mariners and Carlos Peguero is in right field. Moreland can be considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:01 pm
  • Orioles activate Jimmy Paredes from DL
    Orioles activated INF Jimmy Paredes from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Paredes is taking the place of Jonathan Schoop on the active roster who was placed on the disabled list on Saturday with a knee injury. He'll function in a utility role for the O's. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:14 am
  • Moreland could need minor elbow surgery
    Mitch Moreland could require minor elbow surgery which would sideline him for 2-to-3 weeks.

    Advice: Moreland was scratched from Friday's lineup due to a sore elbow and went for further examination. The Rangers won't make a decision on his status for a few days while they gather additional information, but it's safe to say that Moreland won't return to the lineup any time soon. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:24 am
  • Sandoval reaches twice in return to lineup
    Pablo Sandoval (foot) went 1-for-2 and drew a walk in his return to the Red Sox lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Sandoval had been sidelined since leaving Tuesday's game with a bruised left foot after being drilled by a pitch. He's off to a terrific start to his Red Sox career, hitting .316/.409/.316 in the early going. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:08 am
  • Carpenter has two doubles, two runs scored
    Matt Carpenter went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored Friday against the Reds.

    Advice: After reaching on a double in the first inning, Carpenter leaped over Brayan Pena to score on a sacrifice fly from Matt Holliday. He now has five straight multi-hit games and back-to-back two-double games. He has also scored at least one run in five straight. Stay hot. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:23 pm
  • Votto homers in loss to Cardinals
    Joey Votto went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Friday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: His first-inning blast was the only offense of the ballgame for the Reds, who have lost five out of their last six games. The loss aside, Votto continues to be a bright spot in the early going. He's batting .378/.489/.811 with four home runs and 10 RBI through 10 games and appears to be 100 percent after an injury-plagued 2014. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:22 pm
  • Stephen Vogt homers twice as Athletics fall
    Stephen Vogt delivered the first multi-homer game of his career in Friday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Vogt followed a solo blast by Ike Davis with one of his own off Jeremy Guthrie in the fourth inning to tie the game at 3-3. He'd later tag Guthrie again in the seventh for another solo shot, once again bringing the A's even at 4-4. He finished the career night 3-for-4 and is now hitting an impressive .353/.421/.735 with eight RBI in his first season as the A's full-time starting catcher. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:55 pm
  • Mitch Moreland scratched with sore elbow
    Mitch Moreland was scratched from the Rangers starting lineup on Friday due to a sore elbow.

    Advice: It's likely that he'll head for an MRI to see what's going on, but the Rangers don't believe that it's a major concern just yet. The team should have an update on his status after any exams. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:55 pm
  • Bryant goes 0-for-4, K's three times in debut
    Kris Bryant went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his major league debut Friday.

    Advice: James Shields overwhelmed Bryant with changeups to get the youngster to go down swinging in each of his first three at-bats and Dale Thayer got him to ground out in his fourth plate appearance. Obviously it wasn't the best debut, although Bryant did make a couple nice plays in the field. Ultimately, Bryant figures to provide plenty of power for fantasy owners right away, but don't be surprised if he strikes out a bunch and doesn't hit for a great average. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:30 pm
  • Kris Bryant hitting cleanup in MLB debut
    Cubs purchased the contract of 3B Kris Bryant from Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Bryant is starting at third base and hitting in the cleanup spot in his major league debut Friday. The stud prospect was kept in the minors long enough so that the team could secure an extra year of control, with Bryant batting .321/.364/.679 with three homers and 10 RBI in his first seven contests at Iowa. Viewed by many as the top prospect in the game, Bryant has the potential to be a fantasy monster right out of the gate. Jorge Soler is hitting second and Anthony Rizzo third ahead of Bryant. The Cubs are going with Jonathan Herrera at second base and Welington Castillo at catcher Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:46 am
  • Cubs calling up 3B Kris Bryant on Friday
    Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports that top prospect third baseman Kris Bryant will be called up by the Cubs on Friday.

    Advice: April 17 was the scheduled day that fans had targeted, knowing that's all it took for the Cubs to gain an extra year of team control for the budding superstar. Bryant put on a show in his final game at Triple-A Iowa, blasting a three-run homer. He's likely to be immediately slotted in as the team's everyday third baseman and his power makes him mixed league relevant from day one. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:39 pm
  • Paredes (back) to begin rehab stint Friday
    Jimmy Paredes (back) will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday.

    Advice: Paredes, who began the season on the DL with a lower back strain, will play with Double-A Bowie on Friday before moving to Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday. The Orioles have a bit of a roster crunch at the moment, so they could keep him on his rehab stint for close to the maximum of 20 days. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:18 pm
  • Vargas launches two-run homer vs. Royals
    Kennys Vargas went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in a win over the Royals on Thursday.

    Advice: His first home run of the season, it was an absolute laser shot which bounced off the facing of the second deck in the left field seats. The 24-year-old switch-hitter is batting .250/.300/.393 through eight games and has 20-homer potential if the at-bats are there this season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:53 pm
  • Matt Carpenter doubles twice in Cards' win
    Matt Carpenter doubled twice and drove in one run Thursday as the Cardinals beat the Brewers.

    Advice: Carpenter now has five extra-base hits in eight games this season and he's sporting a .364/.432/.576 slash line through 37 plate appearances. The 29-year-old third baseman doesn't drive many balls out of the yard, but he's a great source of doubles and runs at the top of the Cardinals' lineup. Carpenter is also currently leading St. Louis hitters with seven RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:47 pm
  • Loney (oblique) could be ready April 22
    Rays manager Kevin Cash said Wednesday that James Loney (oblique) might be ready when eligible.

    Advice: Loney was placed on the 15-day disabled list April 7, so the first day he can be activated is April 22. The first baseman is working his way back from a right oblique strain. It was called mild from the jump. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:06 am
     
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Bos
  • Van Slyke plates a pair in win over Mariners
    Scott Van Slyke went 2-for-4 with a double and a pair of RBI in Wednesday's 5-2 win against the Mariners.

    Advice: Employing a career .259/.351/.472 hitter as your fifth outfielder must make GM Farhan Zaidi and President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman, formerly of the penny-pinching A's and Rays, respectively, giggle behind closed doors. Van Slyke, who hit .317/.396/.537 this spring, is an underrated platoon weapon, slashing 315/.415/.630 with eight bombs against lefties in 108 at-bats last year. He's not exactly helpless against righties either, hitting .279/.354/.413 against them in 2014 (right-hander Taijuan Walker was on the hill tonight in Van Slyke's first 2015 start). Van Slyke would garner 400-plus plate appearances on a handful of teams, but Zaidi and Friedman are content to continue letting him chew bubblegum and murder southpaws as matchups dictate. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:52 pm
  • 3B Arenado belts third homer of the season
    Nolan Arenado spanked a three-run homer in Wednesday's victory over the Giants.

    Advice: He finished 1-for-4, with the three-run bomb -- courtesy of a sluggish Tim Lincecum slider -- the difference in a 4-2 win. Arenado and his offensive mates are apparently trying to revive the Blake Street Bomber moniker of Rockies' past. The young third baseman is slashing .324/.395/.735 and the Rockies are off to a 7-2 start, including a stunning 6-0 on the road, fresh off a sweep in San Francisco of the defending champs. Can the Rockies keep it up? Doubtful. Can Arenado? A monster season isn't out of the question. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:14 pm
  • Chris Carter goes 0-for-4, hitting .067
    Chris Carter went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts against the Athletics on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is beginning to shape up like the first half of 2014 for Carter. He is 2-for-30 with no RBI and a 13/2 K/BB ratio so far. The Astros won't start sitting him, but they may drop him some in the lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:36 pm
  • Manny Machado hits first homer
    Manny Machado hit his first homer and walked Wednesday versus the Yankees.

    Advice: After opening the season 0-for-15, Machado has gone 5-for-15 with a couple of extra-base hits in his last four games. He's hit sixth seven times and second twice so far. Obviously, the second spot would be better for his fantasy value, but he needs to outproduce Steve Pearce in order to reclaim his old place. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:33 pm
  • Adam Duvall putting on a clinic in Triple-A
    Giants prospect Adam Duvall has dominated the Pacific League this season, hitting .478 through his first six games.

    Advice: It's more of the same for Duvall, who hit .298 with 27 HR and 90 RBI for Triple-A Fresno last season. He's ready to play in the big leagues but Brandon Belt is blocking his path at first base. Through frustrating, having Duvall see everyday at bats in Triple-A is better than having him waste away on San Francisco's bench. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:52 am
     
    Not Active
    7:15 pm vs LAD
  • Sandoval (foot) not in Wednesday's lineup
    Pablo Sandoval (foot) is not in the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Tests on Sandoval's bruised left foot came back negative, but it's not a surprise to see him sitting with Boston having a day game. He's day-to-day. Brock Holt is filling in at third base Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:36 am
  • Votto collects two hits, RBI in win over Cubs
    Joey Votto went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in Tuesday's win over the Cubs.

    Advice: Votto had an RBI single in the fourth inning to get the scoring started, and he doubled an inning later. Votto now has nine RBI and is hitting .375 on the young season. He's hit safely in seven of the Reds' eight games thus far. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:11 pm
  • Swisher (knees) nearing rehab assignment
    Nick Swisher (knees) could begin a rehab assignment early next week.

    Advice: Working his way back from arthroscopic surgery on both knees, Swisher has been playing games in extended spring training since last week. It's not clear how many rehab games he'd need. "He could start a rehab assignment potentially sometime as early as next week," Indians general manager Chris Antonetti. "It doesn't mean he's that close (to playing for the Indians). He still has to work through playing back-to-back nine-inning games, playing in the outfield and seeing how he recovers." Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:40 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @CWS
  • Pablo Sandoval diagnosed with bruised foot
    Pablo Sandoval has been diagnosed with a bruised left foot.

    Advice: Sandoval was hit by a pitch in the foot Tuesday, but tests performed at Fenway Park didn't show any structural damage. Consider the third baseman day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:36 pm
  • Pablo Sandoval exits after being hit on foot
    Pablo Sandoval left Tuesday's game against the Nationals after being hit on the left foot by a pitch.

    Advice: Sandoval took a Stephen Strasburg curveball to the foot in the third inning. He stayed in the game for a while, but the foot must have stiffened up on him because he exited in the sixth. The Red Sox should have more on Sandoval's status later Tuesday. Hanley Ramirez moved in from left field to take Sandoval's spot at third base. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:18 pm
  • Vogt (ankle) in A's lineup on Tuesday night
    Stephen Vogt (ankle) is in the Athletics' starting lineup on Tuesday night versus the Astros.

    Advice: Vogt turned his left ankle on Monday night, but he only came away with a bit of swelling. The catcher is batting .348/.423/.609 through seven games this year. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:50 pm
  • Paredes (back) plays seven innings at EST
    Jimmy Paredes (back) played seven innings at extended spring training on Tuesday.

    Advice: Paredes will play in another extended spring game Wednesday. He should be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment by the end of this week and figures to be an option for the Orioles' active roster late next week. He was placed on the disabled list before Opening Day with a lower back strain. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:28 pm
  • Alonso homers in a losing effort vs. D'Backs
    Yonder Alonso homered in a losing effort against the Diamondbacks on Monday.

    Advice: Alonso went 1-for-4 on the evening and his second-inning solo home run off of Rubby De La Rosa barely made a dent as the D'Backs were leading 4-0 at the time. Alonso has cooled off since back-to-back three-hit games in games two and three of the regular season, but is still batting a cool .360 (9-for-25). Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:34 pm
  • Stephen Vogt tweaks ankle Monday
    Stephen Vogt turned his left ankle during Monday's game.

    Advice: He finished the game but was noticeably hobbled. It doesn't sound like a huge deal, but Vogt will be re-evaluated on Tuesday and could wind up missing a game or two. For what it's worth, Vogt says he'll be fine. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:27 pm
  • Semien hits one of Athletics' three homers
    Marcus Semien singled and hit a solo home run in four trips to the plate in Monday's 8-1 victory versus the Astros.

    Advice: Semien pushed the Athletics' lead to 5-1 at the time with a fifth-inning solo homer off of Scott Feldman, one of the Athletics' three home runs on Monday night. The young shortstop is batting .323 (10-for-31) to start the season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:19 pm
  • Teixeira homers, helps Yankees past the O's
    Mark Teixeira walked and hit a solo home in four plate appearances Monday as the Yankees narrowly beat the Orioles.

    Advice: Teixeira tied the game at 2-2 with a fourth-inning solo shot off of Wei-Yin Chen. He now has three home runs on the season, all occurring in his last four games. Teixeira, 35, is no longer the power hitter he used to be, but can still be relied on for 20-25 home runs if he can stay healthy for a full season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:27 pm
  • Morales homers in win over Twins on Monday
    Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk in Monday's win over the Twins.

    Advice: The Royals, now 7-0, are the only undefeated team remaining in MLB. Morales is coming off an awful 2014 season, but he's batting .414 (12-for-29) with two homers, three doubles, and five RBI across his first seven games with Kansas City. He has multi-hit games in four straight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:30 pm
  • Vargas has two hits, RBI in loss
    Kennys Vargas went 2-for-4 with an RBI single Monday against the Royals.

    Advice: Vargas got the Twins on the board first in the home opener, but the good vibes quickly fizzled in what turned out to be a lopsided loss. The 24-year-old switch-hitter impressed in a small sample as a rookie last season and appears capable of 20-plus homers. He's hitting .238 (5-for-21) with a double through six games. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:28 pm
  • Maikel Franco flexes muscles in 16-inning win
    Phillies prospect Maikel Franco went 3-for-7 with a pair of doubles Sunday in a win over Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: The game went 16 innings, which would explain Franco's high at-bat total. The 22-year-old had just two hits in his first three games prior to Sunday's win. Franco has a chance to be a fixture in Philadelphia, though with Ryan Howard and Cody Asche occupying the two corner infield spots, that opportunity may not come until later this year. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:15 pm
     
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  • Kris Bryant continues to crush it at Triple-A
    Cubs prospect Kris Bryant launched his second home run of the season Sunday in Triple-A Iowa's 7-2 win over Memphis.

    Advice: Bryant entered the year as the game's best prospect and has done nothing to disprove that over his first four games. Dating back to last season, Bryant has now corked 45 home runs in his last 508 minor league at-bats. Bryant's big league debut is imminent, which means it's time to add him in all fantasy formats. Mike Olt's days at third base could be numbered. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 12:10 pm
  • Albert Pujols slugs career home run No. 522
    Albert Pujols hit his 522nd career home run in Sunday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: The first-inning solo shot off of Yordano Ventura moved him moved him past Ted Williams, Willie McCovey, and Frank Thomas on the career home run list. Next up is Jimmie Foxx at 534. Career numbers aside, this was Albert's second home run of the season and his third RBI. Let's see if he can avoid wearing down. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 3:45 pm
  • Chris Carter not in Sunday's lineup
    Chris Carter is not in the Astros' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: The streaky Carter is off to a rough start this season, going 1-for-19 with eight strikeouts. The Astros are going with Marwin Gonzalez at first base. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 8:52 am
  • Nick Swisher (knees) plays some OF
    Nick Swisher (knees) has played some in the outfield recently in extended spring training.

    Advice: The Tribe wants to have him available as a corner outfield option even though he's coming off of dual knee surgeries. Swisher is coming along in his recovery but there's no timetable for his return. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 8:37 am
     
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  • Kennys Vargas getting the day off
    Kennys Vargas is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Also sitting against lefty Chris Sale are Oswaldo Arcia and Jordan Schafer, as the Twins are going with Eduardo Nunez in left field, Shane Robinson in center field and Eduardo Escobar at third base. Joe Mauer is in the designated hitter spot, with Trevor Plouffe sliding across the diamond to first base. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 8:27 am
  • Jimmy Paredes (back) ready for games
    Jimmy Paredes (back) will play in an extended spring training game on Monday.

    Advice: It will be his first game action since he suffered a lower back strain. Paredes will be cleared to begin a rehab assignment if things go well Monday, so it sounds like he could be activated relatively soon. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 6:31 am
  • Arenado smacks two-run home run against Cubs
    Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer in Saturday's loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: Arenado hit the tater off Jason Hammel in the second inning. It was his second home run on the early season and bodes well for the youngster, who finished the game 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI. He's off to a 9-for-20 start in 2015. Still just 24 years old, Arenado could be in for a big season. Last year, he hit 18 home runs and collected 61 RBI in just 111 games. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 9:21 pm
  • Stephen Vogt not in A's lineup on Saturday
    Stephen Vogt is not in the Athletics starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: As it's an afternoon game after a night game, manager Bob Melvin thought it wise to get his backstop a day of rest. Josh Phegley will start behind the dish and bat seventh for the A's against J.A. Happ and the Mariners. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 9:42 am
  • Mark Teixeira not in Yanks lineup on Saturday
    Mark Teixeira is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for the veteran slugger after Friday night's marathon loss to the Red Sox. Expect Teixeira to return to the lineup on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 7:33 am
  • Mark Teixeira hits second homer
    Mark Teixeira hit his second homer of the year Friday in the 16th inning off knuckleballer Steven Wright.

    Advice: Being that Teixeira sometimes hits righty against knuckleballers, the homer tonight was his second ever right-handed versus a right-hander, the other coming in 2004 versus Tim Wakefield. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 11:51 pm
  • Kendrys Morales hits first home run
    Kendrys Morales went 2-for-5 and hit his first homer as part of the Royals' 4-2 win over the Angels on Friday.

    Advice: The $17 million contract Morales got over the winter was largely panned, just because it seemed to offer a lot more downside than upside. That still might be the case, but Morales had a solid spring and he's 5-for-16 with three extra-base hits, three walks and three RBI through four regular-season games. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 10, 10:55 pm
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