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  • Tommy Medica goes 3-for-5 in Padres' win
    Tommy Medica went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in the Padres' 8-3 defeat of the Cubs on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's just the sixth time this year the Padres have scored as many as eight runs. Medica's big game came in his first start since July 8, as he's been limited to pinch-hitting duties of late by a groin injury. He hadn't driven in a run since June 28, and he was just 2-for-25 this month.
    36 minutes ago
    W, 8-3 ^ @ChC
  • Pujols has a pair of hits in triumph
    Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in a win against the Orioles on Wednesday.

    Advice: The veteran first baseman got back on the board after going hitless over his past two games. He'd been plenty hot before that, however, entering tonight batting .313 with four homers in July. Pujols is hitting .274 overall with 20 homers and 66 RBI.
    45 minutes ago
  • Jose Bautista homers, doubles in win
    Jose Bautista homered and doubled to lead the Blue Jays past the Red Sox 6-4 on Wednesday.

    Advice: The homer off Andrew Miller was his first since July 2 (and the first Miller has given up since May 13). Whether it's a coincidence or not, Bautista has slumped mightily with Edwin Encarnacion sidelined. Still, this makes back-to-back two-hit games for him for the first time since June 4-5.
    Today, 9:40 pm
    W, 6-4 vs ^ Bos
  • David Ortiz hits three-run homer
    David Ortiz hit a three-run homer Wednesday off R.A. Dickey in the loss to the Jays.

    Advice: That's four homers in three days for Ortiz. He's now tied for fourth in the AL with 24 homers and tied for fifth with 72 RBI.
    Today, 9:31 pm
  • Freeman blasts three-run homer in win vs. MIA
    Freddie Freeman walked and blasted a three-run home run as the Braves gained ground in the NL East with a win against the Marlins on Wednesday.

    Advice: Freeman took Nathan Eovaldi out to the opposite field in the second inning to give the Braves a 5-0 lead. It was more than enough run support for Ervin Santana, and Freeman ended a 21-game homerless drought. Despite the cool-down, Freeman still sports a respectable .284/.375/.479 with 14 home runs and 56 RBI.
    Today, 7:11 pm
  • 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.
    Today, 4:20 pm
    Disabled List
    W, 9-7 vs x Hou
  • Pirates recall 3B Morel from Triple-A Indy
    Pirates recalled 3B Brent Morel from Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: Morel was recalled to take the spot of Starling Marte, who hit the disabled list with a concussion. Morel is hitting .246/.318/.342 and will serve as infield depth for the Pirates.
    Today, 4:15 pm
    W, 6-1 vs x LAD
  • Zimmerman has 'substantial' hamstring strain
    Nationals manager Matt Williams said the MRI results for Ryan Zimmerman showed a "pretty substantial" hamstring strain.

    Advice: Well, that's not good. Zimmerman was placed on the disabled list prior to Wednesday's game, and it doesn't appear he's anywhere close to returning to the club at this point. Anthony Rendon will get the majority of the starts at third base with Zimmerman sidelined.
    Today, 3:59 pm
    Disabled List
    L, 6-4 x @Col
  • Blanks (calf) 'doing better, a lot better'
    Kyle Blanks said Wednesday his injured left calf is "doing better, a lot better."

    Advice: Blanks is dealing with a slight tear in the calf, and he's been on the disabled list since June 23. A's manager Bob Melvin said Blanks is nearing a rehab assignment but is still probably at least a week away. A return in mid-August appears like the most likely scenario for the 27-year-old.
    Today, 3:51 pm
    Disabled List
    W, 9-7 vs x Hou
  • Arenado has RBI double, scores twice vs. Nats
    Nolan Arenado had an RBI double and two runs scored in a win over the Nationals on Wednesday.

    Advice: Arenado's 21st double of the year in the seventh inning pushed the Rockies' lead to 5-2, and he came around to score the team's sixth and final run later in the inning. He's got a hit in five straight games, with four RBI and five runs scored in that span.
    Today, 3:42 pm
  • 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.
    Today, 3:38 pm
    W, 3-2 vs x Bal
  • Machado (back) not in Orioles lineup Wed.
    Manny Machado (back) is not in the Orioles' lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Machado received an anti-inflammatory injection for his back after Tuesday's game, so it's no surprise that he's getting the day off Wednesday. He's still considered day-to-day for now, but if he misses too many more games it might make sense for the Orioles to shut him down for a few weeks. Ryan Flaherty started at third base in his absence.
    Today, 3:30 pm
  • Giants 'growing more concerned' about Belt
    According to beat reporter Andrew Baggarly, the Giants are "growing more concerned" about Brandon Belt's concussion.

    Advice: Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters Tuesday that Belt was "making progress" and might soon be able to resume some baseball activities, but the first baseman was sent back to the team hotel on Wednesday evening in Philadelphia after exhibiting lingering concussion-related symptoms. There is no timetable for his return at this point.
    Today, 2:40 pm
    Disabled List
    W, 3-1 x @Phi
  • Astros recall Marc Krauss from AAA OKC
    Astros recalled 1B Marc Krauss from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Krauss batted just .173 with a .581 OPS in 39 games with the Astros earlier this season. The 26-year-old is doubtful to hold fantasy relevance in his second look.
    Today, 1:33 pm
    L, 9-7 ^ @Oak
  • Gallo blasts 32nd home run
    Rangers prospect 3B Joey Gallo went 4-for-7 with a home run and five RBI on Tuesday in a double header for Double-A Frisco.

    Advice: The 20-year-old slugger went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in game one of the double dip, and then followed it with a 3-for-4, three RBI performance in the night cap. The home run was Gallo's 32nd of the season, which puts him one back of Kris Bryant (33 HR) for the minor league lead. Meanwhile, he now has six hits in his last 10 at-bats at Frisco after going 3-for-22 with 13 strikeouts following his impressive showing in the Futures Games.
    Today, 11:38 am
    Not Active
    L, 2-1 x @NYY
  • Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) lands on DL
    Nationals placed 3B Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

    Advice: The Nationals are still awaiting MRI results before they determine how long the third baseman will be sidelined, but it's worth noting that Zimmerman admitting to feeling worse Wednesday than when he suffered the injury Tuesday. He could be looking at an extended stay on the DL. Anthony Rendon will handle third base and Danny Espinosa will be at second while Zimmerman is on the shelf. Zach Walters has replaced Zimmerman on the roster.
    Today, 10:55 am
    Disabled List
    L, 6-4 x @Col
  • Kelly Johnson (groin) placed on DL
    Yankees placed INF/OF Kelly Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin.

    Advice: Johnson suffered the injury during Tuesday's win over the Rangers. It's only a Grade 1 strain, so Johnson should return when his 15 days are up. However, even he's back he faces an uphill battle for playing time following the acquisition of Chase Headley.
    Today, 10:25 am
    New Player Note
    Kelly Johnson NYY - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    Disabled List
    W, 2-1 vs x Tex
  • Twins 'open to trading' Kendrys Morales
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Twins are "open to trading" Kendrys Morales.

    Advice: Well, of course they are. Morales is under contract only for this season and the Twins are well out of the playoff picture, so it makes all the sense in the world to get something for Morales now if they can. While the designated hitter is sporting a lowly .599 OPS, he's picked it up of late with a 12-game hitting streak. The Mariners, Brewers, Yankees and Royals were among the teams pursuing Morales before the Twins signed him, but it's not which if any of those clubs could still have interest in the 31-year-old.
    Today, 10:18 am
  • Zimmerman (hamstring) headed to disabled list
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) is expected to be placed on the disabled list.

    Advice: Zimmerman left Tuesday's game against the Rockies with a strained right hamstring. The Nationals are still awaiting MRI results before they determine how long the third baseman will be sidelined, but obviously they expect him to miss at least a couple weeks. Anthony Rendon will handle third base and Danny Espinosa will be at second while Zimmerman is on the shelf. Zach Walters is replacing Zimmerman on the roster.
    Today, 9:29 am
    Disabled List
    L, 6-4 x @Col
  • Carter doubles twice, goes 3-for-5 vs A's
    Chris Carter went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the A's.

    Advice: Carter has now blown by the Mendoza Line, as he's up to a .213 average. The two RBI brought him up to 43 on the year. Carter hasn't ever been one to hit for average, but he does have nineteen home runs and a .478 slugging percentage, which tells you that he makes his hits count. Always a hot/cold slugger, Carter's on the scorching side this month, slashing .306/.352/.735 for July.
    Yesterday, 11:45 pm
    L, 9-7 ^ @Oak
  • Schoop collects two hits and homers vs LAA
    Jonathan Schoop went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

    Advice: The blast was Schoop's eighth of the year and put him up to 26 RBI. Despite the homer, the second baseman is batting just .220/.256/.338 this season and doesn't merit serious fantasy consideration.
    Yesterday, 11:35 pm
  • Machado gets anti-inflammatory injection
    Manny Machado (back) received an anti-inflammatory injection after Tuesday's game.

    Advice: Machado was a late scratch Tuesday after his lower back tightened up on him. He's never had back issues before and will be re-evaluated Wednesday to see how much progress he's made. Consider the third baseman day-to-day.
    Yesterday, 10:52 pm
  • 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.
    Yesterday, 10:46 pm
    Player Note
    Lucas Duda NYM - 1B,OF
    W, 3-2 ^ @Sea
  • Arenado hits first homer since finger injury
    Nolan Arenado hit a two-run home run, his first homer since breaking his left middle finger on May 23, in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.

    Advice: Since his return to the lineup on July 3, Arenado had gone 14 games without a homer before Tuesday's blast in the third inning. The homer, his seventh overall, was his only hit in four at-bats. The finger injury derailed what appeared to be the makings of a breakout offensive year for the 23-year-old, but Arenado is still hitting .282/.305/.456 with plenty of time to add to those numbers over the next two months.
    Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Rendon has three hits, scores twice vs. Rox
    Anthony Rendon finished 3-for-5 with two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Rendon's three-hit effort broke a 1-for-19 slump he'd endured to start the second half. His two runs scored gives him 71 runs on the season, second-most in the National League. The 24-year-old is batting .279/.333/.473 with 13 home runs and 53 RBI with just over two months to play.
    Yesterday, 9:53 pm
    L, 6-4 ^ @Col
  • Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) to have MRI
    Ryan Zimmerman will undergo an MRI after leaving Tuesday's game against the Rockies with a strained right hamstring.

    Advice: It's looking like Zimmerman is headed to the disabled list, but the Nationals won't know for sure until the test results come back. It would be his second trip to the DL this season, as he missed nearly two months with a fractured thumb. The Nats would go back to Anthony Rendon at third base and Danny Espinosa at second if Zimmerman is on the shelf for a while.
    Yesterday, 9:33 pm
    Disabled List
    L, 6-4 x @Col
  • Moustakas' two homers help Royals down ChiSox
    Mike Moustakas went 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI in the Royals' 7-1 win over the White Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: When it rains, it pours for Moustakas -- he'd hit just two home runs since June 21 and he hadn't driven in a run in his past eight games prior to Tuesday's outburst. The homers give Moustakas 12 home runs on the season to go with a .198/.262/.391 line. Games like Tuesday's remind of his potential, but the third baseman is just too inconsistent to be relied upon in fantasy realms.
    Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Kelly Johnson nursing groin injury
    Kelly Johnson will undergo an MRI after leaving Tuesday's game against the Rangers with a groin injury.

    Advice: It's been a bad 24 hours for Johnson, as the groin ailment was preceded by the Yankees acquiring Chase Headley to take over at third base. The Bombers should have an update on Johnson's condition on Wednesday.
    Yesterday, 9:14 pm
    New Player Note
    Kelly Johnson NYY - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    Disabled List
    W, 2-1 vs x Tex
  • Mike Olt optioned to Triple-A
    Cubs optioned 3B Mike Olt to Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: The last straw was Olt going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Tuesday, dropping his season line to .139/.222/.353 and his K/BB ratio to 84/19. Olt obviously has plus raw power, but he has a lot of holes in his swing and could struggle to carve out a long-term niche on a team with a boatload of position prospects on the way.
    Yesterday, 9:06 pm
    Player Note
    Mike Olt ChC - 1B,3B
    Not Active
    L, 8-3 vs x SD
  • Headley delivers walk-off hit in Yanks debut
    Chase Headley made his Yankees debut in style, delivering a walk-off single in the 14th inning against the Rangers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Headley took his first at-bat as a Yankee in the eighth inning and struck out. He stayed in the game, grounding out twice in his next two at-bats before driving in Brian Roberts with his 14th-inning single. The Yankees acquired Headley earlier in the day. Overall, he is slashing .230/.296/.353 with seven home runs and 45 RBI on the season.
    Yesterday, 9:04 pm
    W, 2-1 vs ^ Tex
  • 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.
    Yesterday, 9:01 pm
    Player Note
    Carlos Santana Cle - C,1B,3B
    L, 3-1 ^ @Min
  • Ortiz homers again, but Sox fall to the Jays
    David Ortiz hit another home run, finishing 2-for-5 overall in a loss to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

    Advice: Ortiz blasted a pair of home runs in Monday's rout of the Jays, but the rest of the lineup wasn't able to support pitcher Jake Peavy. Ortiz went yard in the eighth inning, a solo shot off of Dustin McGowan. The veteran DH continues to be productive, now with 23 home runs, 69 RBI, and a .253/.349/.500 slash line.
    Yesterday, 7:28 pm
  • Manny Machado scratched with back tightness
    Manny Machado was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with lower back tightness.

    Advice: It's probably safe to call him day-to-day, but the Orioles don't want to take any chances with their stud young third baseman. Machado was replaced at third base by Ryan Flaherty.
    Yesterday, 7:19 pm
  • Belt still a couple days away from activity
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that Brandon Belt (concussion) is "making progress" but is still a couple days away from resuming baseball activities.

    Advice: Belt was placed on the 7-day concussion DL Monday after being hit in the head by a thrown ball Saturday during batting practice. Concussions are always tricky, but it does sound like he has a chance to return relatively quickly. The Giants are using Buster Posey and Adam Duvall at first base while Belt is out.
    Yesterday, 4:48 pm
    Disabled List
    W, 3-1 x @Phi
  • 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.
    Yesterday, 4:23 pm
    Disabled List
    W, 9-7 vs x Hou
  • Yankees officially acquire 3B Chase Headley
    Yankees acquired 3B Chase Headley and cash considerations from the Padres for INF Yangervis Solarte and RHP Rafael De Paula.

    Advice: The deal is now official. Headley's stock has plummeted since his breakout season in 2012, but he's a worthwhile gamble for the Yankees given their current options at third base. The 30-year-old has swung the bat better of late and has good road numbers for his career, so it would be no surprise if he finishes his walk year on a high note.
    Yesterday, 10:40 am
    W, 2-1 vs ^ Tex
  • Report: Yankees acquire Headley from Padres
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees have acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the Padres.

    Advice: Neither team has confirmed the deal, but the Yankees will send infielder Yangervis Solarte and prospect right-hander right-hander Rafael De Paula to the Padres. New York will also receive $1 million from San Diego to help cover part of the nearly $4 million remaining on Headley's contract for this season.
    Yesterday, 10:22 am
    W, 2-1 vs ^ Tex
  • 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.
    Yesterday, 9:27 am
    W, 3-2 vs x Bal
  • David Ortiz homers twice in 14-1 victory
    David Ortiz slammed a pair of two-run homers off Brad Mills in the Red Sox's 14-1 drubbing of the Blue Jays on Monday.

    Advice: The Red Sox opened the game dead last in the AL in runs, but at least temporarily moved up to 10th in the rout. It was Ortiz's third two-homer game of the year, the other two coming back-to-back against the Twins on May 13-14. He's struggled to hit for average lately, but he has 11 extra-base hits, 16 RBI and a 3/9 K/BB ratio in 15 games this month.
    Monday, 7:09 pm
  • Giants place Brandon Belt on concussion DL
    Giants placed 1B Brandon Belt on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

    Advice: Belt was struck in the head by a thrown ball Saturday during batting practice and began showing symptoms of a concussion a few hours later. It's not clear how long he'll be out. Adam Duvall was called up from Triple-A Fresno on Monday to provide depth at first base.
    Monday, 8:51 am
    Disabled List
    W, 3-1 x @Phi
  • Brandon Belt (head) heading to disabled list
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy confirmed Sunday that Brandon Belt (concussion) will be placed on the disabled list.

    Advice: It's unclear at the moment whether it will be the 7-day concussion disabled list, or the regular 15-day variety. Adam Duvall is expected to meet the team in Philadelphia to take his spot on the roster.
    Sunday, 1:11 pm
    Disabled List
    W, 3-1 x @Phi
  • Alberto Callaspo could return next week
    Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) thinks he'll be ready for activation just a couple days after he's eligible next Sunday.

    Advice: It's possible that Callaspo will play a few rehab games before the A's activate him. The veteran infielder has been on the shelf since mid-July with a strained right hamstring.
    Sunday, 11:11 am
    Disabled List
    W, 9-7 vs x Hou
  • Giants awaiting test results on Belt (head)
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday that he's still awaiting concussion test results on Brandon Belt (head).

    Advice: Belt was hit in the face during batting practice Saturday and admitted Sunday that he wasn't feeling very well. The Giants won't make a roster move Sunday, but it's possible one could come prior to the beginning of the series against the Phillies on Monday. Reliever George Kontos is on standby in case a move needs to be made. Buster Posey is at first base Sunday.
    Sunday, 8:58 am
    Disabled List
    W, 3-1 x @Phi
  • Brandon Belt undergoing a concussion test
    Brandon Belt was hit in the face during batting practice Saturday.

    Advice: He ended up having to leave Saturday's game against the Marlins due to dizziness and is now undergoing a concussion test. The Giants will update Belt's status Sunday morning. Tyler Colvin replaced him at first base Saturday.
    Saturday, 7:34 pm
    Disabled List
    W, 3-1 x @Phi
  • Brandon Belt leaves game due to dizziness
    Brandon Belt left Saturday's game versus the Marlins due to dizziness.

    Advice: It was originally thought to be back soreness. Belt went 1-for-1 with a run and an RBI before leaving the game. He will likely have a day of rest Sunday. Tyler Colvin replaced him at first base on Saturday.
    Saturday, 5:31 pm
    Disabled List
    W, 3-1 x @Phi
  • Brandon Belt leaves Sat. with back soreness
    Brandon Belt left Saturday's game against the Marlins with back soreness.

    Advice: Belt was 1-for-1 with a run and an RBI before exiting with a back issue that began bothering him during pregame batting practice. Tyler Colvin replaced him at first base. Belt will likely be given the day off Sunday.
    Saturday, 5:02 pm
    Disabled List
    W, 3-1 x @Phi
  • Angels option C.J. Cron to AAA Salt Lake
    Angels optioned DH C.J. Cron to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: It's a surprising move given the power that Cron has provided this season, but the Angels needed to clear a spot for new closer Huston Street. Cron should be back up pretty soon. He has nine homers and 27 RBI in 53 games.
    Saturday, 2:53 pm
    W, 3-2 vs x Bal
  • Tommy Medica grounds out as pinch hitter
    Tommy Medica (groin) came off the bench for the Padres on Friday, grounding out as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning.

    Advice: It was the first game action for Medica since July 10, as he's been slowed be soreness in his right groin. Expect him to return to the starting lineup at some point over the weekend.
    Saturday, 3:20 am
    W, 8-3 ^ @ChC
  • Brandon Belt goes 0-for-5 in return to action
    Brandon Belt returned to the Giants lineup on Sunday, going 0-for-5 in a victory over the Marlins.

    Advice: Belt was the victim of playing in the spacious confines of Marlins Park, absolutely crushing a pair of balls that were hauled in on the warning track. He has struggled to find his groove since returning from the disabled list, hitting just .143/.244/.472 with a homer, four RBI and 10 strikeouts in 35 at-bats.
    Saturday, 3:20 am
    Disabled List
    W, 3-1 x @Phi
  • Manny Machado goes 2-for-4, homers
    Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Friday against the A's.

    Advice: It's nice to see the All-Star break didn't half Machado's homer binge; he now has six in 13 games after hitting a total of four in his first 50.
    Friday, 9:49 pm