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  • Joe Panik (back) to sit out again Wednesday
    Joe Panik will miss a second straight game Wednesday due to back tightness.

    Advice: Panik noted that it wasn't one play that caused the injury, but rather it's just "one of those things" you have to deal with during a long season. He's considered day-to-day. Ehire Adrianza will get another start at second base Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:24 am
  • Gregorius has four hits, 3 RBI vs. Rangers
    Didi Gregorius went 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored in a lopsided win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gregorius had a three-run triple in the Yankees' 11-run second inning. He added three more singles on the night, raising his batting average nine points with one huge game. Even with nights like Tuesday -- and Monday, when he went 3-for-4 with four RBI -- Gregorius is a defense-first shortstop who is hitting .257/.307/.354 on the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:05 pm
  • Ryan collects three RBI in lopsided victory
    Brendan Ryan had two RBI doubles -- both coming in the second inning -- and finished 2-for-6 with three RBI in a win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Yankees batted around in an 11-run second inning, with Ryan providing a two-run double early before capping the scoring with another RBI double later in the inning. The offensive performance was unusual for Ryan, who had just eight RBI in 49 games all of last season. Ryan is hitting a deceptive .276/.323/.517 through 11 games this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:00 pm
  • Altuve's first five-RBI game propels Astros
    Jose Altuve finished 3-for-5 with five RBI and a run scored in the Astros' 10-5 win over the Angels on Tuesday.

    Advice: Altuve drove in runs in three different innings, proving to be in the right place at the right time on several occasions. He had an RBI single in the second, a two-run single in the fourth and a two-run double in the sixth. The five-RBI game was his first in 606 career games. The second baseman is batting .305/.349/.432 with nine homers, 48 RBI, 54 runs scored and 28 steals overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Kendrick has 2 of Dodgers' 3 hits in a loss
    Howie Kendrick went 2-for-4 in Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Athletics.

    Advice: Sonny Gray tossed a three-hit shutout, and Kendrick was responsible for two of those three hits. The second baseman entered the game 3-for-26 in his previous six games, losing nearly 30 points of OPS. He owns a .285/.333/.397 triple-slash line with seven home runs, 40 RBI, and 45 runs scored. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Correa homers, has three hits against Angels
    Carlos Correa went 3-for-4 with a home run in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

    Advice: The homer, a solo shot in the first inning, was Correa's ninth in 42 games this season. The 20-year-old has hits in 11 of his past 12 games as he settles in at the major league level. Correa is batting .299/.350/.545 with 28 RBI, 25 runs scored and five steals to go with his nine homers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Kang blasts game-winning homer against Twins
    Jung-Ho Kang went 2-for-4 with a game-winning home run as the Pirates outlasted the Twins 8-7 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Kang was hit by a pitch and scored in the sixth inning and came up with the game tied in the top of the ninth. Against Twins closer Glen Perkins, Kang launched a solo homer to give the Pirates the lead and ultimately the win. The shortstop has seven multi-hit games in his last nine contests, raising his season line to .289/.367/.426 with six homers and 32 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:16 pm
  • LeMahieu falls homer shy of cycle in Rox win
    D.J. LeMahieu went 3-for-4 with a double, triple and two runs scored in the Rockies' 7-2 win over the Cubs on Tuesday.

    Advice: LeMahieu got the scoring started with an RBI double in the first inning, coming around to score later in the inning. He fell a homer shy of a cycle, but that's not terribly surprising given that he's hit just 13 homers in 469 career games. Still, the 27-year-old is on fire in July, riding an 18-game hitting streak en route to a .324/.381/.423 overall line. His 56 runs scored are eighth-most in the National League. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:44 pm
  • Mookie Betts expected to go on concussion DL
    Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports that Mookie Betts will likely be placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

    Advice: Betts is showing concussion symptoms after tumbling over the short bullpen wall at Fenway Park while trying to make a catch during Tuesday's game. It's unclear at this point how much time he might miss, but it makes no sense for the Red Sox to push him. Jackie Bradley Jr. is expected to be called up to take Betts' spot on the roster and in center field. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:16 pm
  • Beckham knocks in four runs in rout of Tigers
    Tim Beckham went 2-for-4 with a triple and four RBI as the Rays trampled the Tigers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Beckham put the Rays up 1-0 with an RBI single in the second inning. The Rays had the bases loaded for him with the eighth and he promptly unloaded them with a triple as part of a five-run frame. Beckham has been on fire since rejoining the team to begin the second half, batting .346 (9-for-26) in 10 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:02 pm
  • Kipnis has 3 hits, wasted in loss to Royals
    Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 with a double, but the Indians dropped Tuesday's contest to the Royals.

    Advice: Kipnis couldn't be brought around to score as the Indians' 2-5 hitters combined to go 2-for-14. The Indians have dropped six games in a row, averaging 1.7 runs per game. But it's not the fault of Kipnis, who has an outstanding .330/.405/.485 triple-slash line on the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:40 pm
  • Gordon returns from DL, triples in a win
    Dee Gordon went 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored in his return from the disabled list Tuesday as the Marlins took down the Nationals.

    Advice: Gordon led off the sixth inning with a triple and scored on Martin Prado's single to break a 1-1 tie. He had also led off the first inning with a single but was erased when he was caught attempting to steal second base, bringing his league-leading caught-stealing total to 13 in 46 attempts. Gordon is hitting .341/.361/.420 with 47 runs scored in a career year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:27 pm
  • Mookie Betts showing concussion symptoms
    Mookie Betts is displaying symptoms consistent with a concussion.

    Advice: He will undergo further testing, but you'd have to think there's a good chance the Red Sox will play it safe and go ahead and put him on the 7-day concussion disabled list. Betts suffered the injury Tuesday when he tumbled over the short bullpen wall at Fenway Park while trying to make a catch. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:27 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera activated from DL
    Rays activated SS Asdrubal Cabrera from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Cabrera missed just one day more than the minimum with a strained right hamstring. He's hitting .223/.275/.352 for the Rays this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:03 pm
  • Betts being evaluated for possible concussion
    Mookie Betts is being evaluated for a possible concussion after leaving Tuesday's game against the White Sox.

    Advice: Betts made a catch on Jose Abreu's deep drive to right-center field but then fell over the bullpen wall and landed on his neck/head area. He seemed fine initially but was then removed. The play was eventually ruled a home run after replay. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:57 pm
  • Emilio Bonifacio exits with rib injury
    Emilio Bonifacio exited Tuesday's game against the Red Sox with a left rib injury.

    Advice: Bonifacio was nailed with a ground ball. He'll be re-evaluated Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:32 pm
  • Justin Turner has infection on leg
    Justin Turner is not playing Tuesday due to a pimple on his leg that became infected, necessitating a visit to the emergency room after he had a reaction to medication.

    Advice: Well, that's... appetizing. The Dodgers expect to know more on Turner later Tuesday, but he should be available to play Wednesday. Alberto Callaspo is at the hot corner Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:21 pm
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs Oak
     
  • Joe Panik getting a day off Tuesday
    Joe Panik is not in the Giants' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. Ehire Adrianza is at second base in Panik's place. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:38 pm
  • Justin Turner not in Dodgers' lineup Tuesday
    Justin Turner is out of the Dodgers' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for Turner. Alberto Callaspo is starting at third base against the A's. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:50 pm
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs Oak
     
  • Nationals outright Emmanuel Burris to AAA
    Nationals sent INF Emmanuel Burris outright to Triple-A Syracuse.

    Advice: He is now off the Nationals' 40-man roster. The 30-year-old infielder is a .245/.307/.271 career hitter in 806 plate appearances at the major league level. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:06 pm
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    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Rockies recall Cristhian Adames from AAA
    Rockies recalled INF Cristhian Adames from Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Adames has hit .296/.342/.416 with seven home runs and seven stolen bases in 86 games this season at the Triple-A level. The 24-year-old can play all over the infield, but he'll get most of his action at shortstop with Troy Tulowitzki now out of the picture. There's some talk that the Rockies might flip Jose Reyes, which could then open up a starting job for Adames. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:55 pm
  • Flores out of Mets' lineup again Tuesday
    Wilmer Flores is out of the Mets' lineup again Tuesday.

    Advice: Flores has now been on the bench for three straight games following the additions of Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe. With Ruben Tejada as the regular shortstop, he will have to make the best of his opportunities as a bench player. Uribe is starting at third base Tuesday and Daniel Murphy will play second base. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:32 pm
  • Brock Holt (knee) out again Tuesday night
    Brock Holt (knee) remains out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Holt sat out Monday after leaving Sunday's game with a hyperextended knee and he apparently needs at least another day. Jemile Weeks will fill in at second base again on Tuesday while Alejandro De Aza will get a shot out of No. 2 spot in the order. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:25 pm
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs CWS
     
  • Gordon (thumb) activated from disabled list
    Marlins activated 2B Dee Gordon from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Gordon only needed one minor league rehab game to prove that he was ready to go. The speedy second baseman has been out since July 12 with a dislocated left thumb. He returns to a .338/.359/.413 batting line to go along with 33 steals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:04 pm
  • Royals pick up Ben Zobrist from Athletics
    Royals acquired INF/OF Ben Zobrist and cash considerations from the Athletics for RHP Aaron Brooks and LHP Sean Manaea.

    Advice: The deal is official. Zobrist drew interest from a long list of contenders, but the Royals are going for it and paid the price to bring to bring him into the fold. The 34-year-old impending free agent has an .801 OPS over 67 games this season and can be used in the infield and the outfield. He should be a useful piece for Ned Yost and the first-place Royals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:52 am
    9:10 am @Cle
     
  • Royals to acquire Ben Zobrist from A's
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Royals are set to acquire Ben Zobrist from the Athletics.

    Advice: Just in case it wasn't already clear after the Johnny Cueto deal, the Royals are going for it. Zobrist was a great fit for any contender because of his versatility and he could play second base or left field for Kansas City. The 34-year-old is batting .268/.354/.447 with six home runs and 33 RBI over 67 games this season. Jeff Passan of Yahoo sports hears that the Royals will send two pitchers back to Oakland in the deal. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:32 am
    9:10 am @Cle
     
  • Robertson (hand) begins rehab assignment
    Rays prospect SS Daniel Robertson (hand) started a rehab assignment in the Gulf Coast League on Tuesday.

    Advice: He has been on the disabled list since early June after having his hamate bone in his left hand surgically removed. Prior to the injury, Robertson was batting .272/.347/.436 with 25 extra-base hits and 32 RBI through 49 games at Double-A Montgomery. The 21-year-old doesn’t come with the hype like some of the other shortstop prospects in the minor leagues, but he has the upside of an above-average everyday player thanks to his contact and on-base skills, strong defense and high baseball IQ. Robertson should be an option for the Rays at some point in 2016. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:07 am
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    9:10 am vs Det
     
  • A's deep in trade talks regarding Ben Zobrist
    Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that the Athletics are "deep" in trade talks involving Ben Zobrist and a deal could happen soon.

    Advice: After dealing Scott Kazmir to the Astros last week and Tyler Clippard to the Mets on Monday, Zobrist is likely the next to go. The impending free agent has drawn interest from a long list of teams, including the Royals, Pirates, Angels, Cubs, Yankees, and Giants. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:53 am
    9:10 am @Cle
     
  • Blue Jays officially acquire Troy Tulowitzki
    Blue Jays acquired SS Troy Tulowitzki and RHP LaTroy Hawkins from the Rockies for SS Jose Reyes and RHPs Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro, and Jesus Tinoco.

    Advice: While many expected the Blue Jays to make a big splash for their pitcher, they stunned the baseball world late Monday night by upgrading what was already the best offense in the majors. Tulowitzki has managed to stay mostly healthy this season while batting .300/.348/.471 with 12 home runs and 53 RBI over 87 games. His injury history is a concern, especially on the turf at Rogers Centre, but the 30-year-old could age better in the American League because of the ability to DH. Tulowitzki will receive a $2 million assignment bonus for being traded and his contract now includes a full no-trade clause. He's owed $94 million from 2016-2020 with a $15 million club option or $4 million buyout in 2021. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:06 am
  • Dee Gordon (thumb) hopes to be activated Tue.
    Dee Gordon (thumb) went 1-for-4 with a single and played seven innings in the field in a minor league rehab game Monday with High-A Jupiter.

    Advice: Gordon reported "no pain" with his dislocated left thumb and declared himself ready to be activated on Tuesday. "I'm not the training staff -- I'm going to go with whatever the organization wants me to do," said Gordon. "But I feel good and it was good to get back out there today." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:23 am
  • Segura (illness) hitless in return to lineup
    Jean Segura (illness) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Monday in his return to action against the Giants.

    Advice: Segura was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to a sore throat, but he's back to normal now. The 25-year-old is batting .272/.301/.346 over 82 games this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:48 am
  • Cano walks twice, homers, but Mariners lose
    Robinson Cano had a pair of walks and a solo home run in five plate appearances, but the Mariners fell to the Diamondbacks in 10 innings on Monday.

    Advice: Cano delivered a solo home run off of Robbie Ray in the sixth inning to reduce the Mariners' deficit to one run. He's had a torrid July, homering seven times while hitting .347 (33-for-95). As a result, his triple-slash line is up to .265/.309/.416 with 11 home runs and 42 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:46 pm
  • Crawford homers as Giants top the Brewers
    Brandon Crawford homered and walked in a 1-for-2 effort on Monday as the Giants defeated the Brewers.

    Advice: Crawford delivered a two-run home run off of Kyle Lohse in the third inning, pushing the Giants' lead to 3-0. He's on a six-game hitting streak, currently standing with a .270/.336/.481 batting line along with 15 home runs and 61 RBI. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:56 pm
  • Troy Tulowitzki traded to Jays for Jose Reyes
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Troy Tulowitzki and LaTroy Hawkins have been traded to the Blue Jays for Jose Reyes and minor leaguers.

    Advice: Well, how about that for a late-night surprise? Offense certainly wasn't a need for Toronto given that they are leading baseball in runs by a wide margin, but they obviously saw an opportunity to make a strength even stronger. They're also improving their defense with the deal, as Reyes' defense has really gone south. Tulo is under contract through 2020 with a club option for 2021. Reyes might be flipped elsewhere, as dealing Tulo but then taking on Reyes' contract wouldn't mesh with the Rockies' rebuild. Colorado is reportedly set to receive Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro and one other minor leaguer in the deal. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:32 pm
  • Gregorius homers, knocks in 4 runs in a win
    Didi Gregorius went 3-for-4 with a two-run single and a two-run home run as the Yankees downed the Rangers on Monday.

    Advice: Gregorius tied the game at 2-2 in the third inning when he drilled a two-run home run off of Matt Harrison. He added insurance in the seventh inning with a two-run single. It's only the fifth multi-RBI game of the season for the shortstop, who has left Yankees fans pining for Derek Jeter as he's hitting .248/.297/.340 with five home runs and 25 RBI. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:31 pm
  • Cabrera (hamstring) to be activated Tuesday
    Asdrubal Cabrera (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list prior to Tuesday's game.

    Advice: Cabrera played in his first rehab game with High-A Charlotte on Monday and evidently that's all he needed. The veteran shortstop will have missed just one day more than the minimum with a strained right hamstring. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:43 pm
  • Brock Holt (knee) expected back on Tuesday
    Brock Holt (knee) is expected to return to the Red Sox' lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: Holt is sitting out Monday after having to leave Sunday's contest when he hyperextended his left knee. He's ultimately expected to be fine, though. Jemile Weeks is handling second base Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:40 pm
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    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs CWS
     
  • Brock Holt (knee) not in Red Sox lineup Mon.
    Brock Holt (knee) is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Monday night versus the White Sox.

    Advice: Holt suffered a hyperextended left knee on Sunday night against the Tigers. It's thought to be a minor injury, but Jemile Weeks will fill in at second base for Boston in Monday's series opener against the Pale Hose. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:16 pm
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs CWS
     
  • Asdrubal (hamstring) ready for rehab games
    Asdrubal Cabrera (hamstring) is set to begin a rehab assignment Monday night with High-A Port Charlotte.

    Advice: Cabrera, who's been out since July 12 with a strained right hamstring, will play between five and seven innings in his first rehab game. The expectation is that his rehab assignment will be a short one. "He's a veteran guy, so he gives us as good a sense as anybody as to when he thinks he's ready," manager Kevin Cash said Sunday. "But I know he's itching to get back." Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:00 am
  • KC staying locked in on Ben Zobrist market
    Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that the Royals are planning to stay locked in on the Ben Zobrist trade talks "until the end."

    Advice: Zobrist is a fit for just about every contending team because of his defensive versatility, so it's anyone's guess at this point where he's going to wind up after the July 31 trade deadline. Kansas City made the biggest splash yet with its weekend acquisition of Reds ace Johnny Cueto, but McCullough notes that the club still has shoppable prospects. If it wasn't already apparent, the Royals are going all-in. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:27 am
    9:10 am @Cle
     
  • Kipnis (neck) goes 0-for-4 in return Sat.
    Jason Kipnis (neck) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout Sunday in his return to the Indians' lineup.

    Advice: Kipnis was held out of action on Saturday due to some mild stiffness in his neck. It obviously isn't a big deal. The second baseman is slashing .321/.397/.476 in what has otherwise been a frustrating year for Cleveland. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:54 am
  • Holt (knee) not expected to miss any time
    Red Sox manager John Farrell said after Sunday's game that he doesn't expect Brock Holt (knee) to miss any time.

    Advice: Holt was forced to leave Sunday's contest against the Tigers after hyperextending his left knee. It appears to be a minor issue though, so expect the All-Star to be in the lineup for Monday's series opener against the White Sox. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:21 pm
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    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs CWS
     
  • Brock Holt leaves with tightness in left knee
    Brock Holt was removed from Sunday's game against the Tigers due to tightness in his left knee.

    Advice: Holt landed awkwardly while rounding first base earlier in the ballgame and was likely lifted for precautionary reasons. Jemile Weeks replaced him at second base and could see increased action if Holt if forced to miss a day or two. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:01 pm
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs CWS
     
  • Jean Segura (sore throat) scratched
    Jean Segura was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to a sore throat.

    Advice: He should be better in a day or two. Hector Gomez will take Segura's spot at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:06 am
  • Emilio Bonifacio back from bereavement list
    White Sox activated INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio from the bereavement list.

    Advice: He had been away since Thursday. Leury Garcia has been optioned to clear room on the roster for Bonifacio. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:06 am
  • Altuve singles twice in extras loss to Royals
    Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in Saturday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Altuve and two-hole hitter Marwin Gonzalez combined for four of the five hits that the Astros managed in the contest. The Mighty Mouse of a second baseman scored the lone run of the game for his team, touching home plate on a Carlos Correa sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. Altuve was treading in dark waters below his typical .300+ average, but he's heated up of late and is now hitting .304/.349/.432. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:13 pm
  • Dee Gordon (thumb) could be activated Tues.
    Dee Gordon (thumb) could be activated on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gordon will play in a rehab game with High-A Jupiter on Sunday and could get immediate clearance to return if it goes well. The speedy second baseman has been out since July 12 with a dislocated left thumb. He's batting .338/.359/.413 with 33 stolen bases in 84 games this season for the Marlins. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:12 pm
  • Cano slugs three-run homer in M's loss
    Robinson Cano slugged a three-run homer Saturday in the Mariners' loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: It was a fourth-inning shot to left field off Jays starter Drew Hutchison. Cano has been producing this entire month and is obviously capable of finishing strong. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:44 pm
  • Kipnis out Saturday because of neck stiffness
    Jason Kipnis is out of the Indians' starting lineup on Saturday night because of a stiff neck.

    Advice: One day off should do the trick for Kipnis. Mike Aviles will start at second base and bat leadoff as the Indians do battle with White Sox left-hander Chris Sale. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:20 pm
  • Mets made push for Tulo, doubtful he's moved
    According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Mets made a push for Troy Tulowitzki but came away with the impression that the Rockies will not move him.

    Advice: The Mets have the kind of young pitchers the Rockies should be trying to stockpile, but there has been no indication from the Colorado front office that Tulo is on the block. And it seems the Mets have now moved on to other offensive targets like Ben Zobrist, Jay Bruce, and Justin Upton. Tulowitzki, 30, is under contract with the Rockies through at least 2020. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:28 pm
  • Tim Beckham delivers game-winner in eighth
    Tim Beckham delivered a two-run single in the eighth inning on Friday, leading the Rays to a come-from-behind 3-1 victory over the Orioles.

    Advice: The Rays entered the eighth trailing 1-0, but broke through with an RBI single by John Jaso to tie the game. After loading the bases with two outs, Beckham smacked a two-run single off Darren O'Day to put the Rays on top, and Jake McGee slammed the door the following inning. Beckham finished the night 1-for-2 plus a walk and is now hitting .236/.300/.453 with 18 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:29 pm
  • Turner homers, knocks in two runs vs. Mets
    Justin Turner went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Friday's 7-2 win over the Mets.

    Advice: Turner had three extra-base hits on the night against his former team, including an RBI double in the first inning and a solo homer in the third. The 30-year-old has hit safely in six straight games and continues to have a fantastic year. He's batting .327 with 13 home runs and a .958 OPS. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:04 pm
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    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs Oak
     
  • Jose Altuve hits walkoff homer
    Jose Altuve went 4-for-5 and hit a walkoff homer in the bottom of the ninth as the Astros edged the Red Sox 5-4 on Thursday.

    Advice: It's the Astros' first walkoff blast of their very surprising season. Altuve also doubled and stole a base. He raised his average to .304, which is the highest he's finished a game at since May 21. This makes two homers and four doubles in his last seven games, which is quite a power surge for him. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:58 pm
  • Dee Gordon to take batting practice soon
    Dee Gordon (thumb) is scheduled to begin taking batting practice before the end of the week.

    Advice: The speedy infielder has been sidelined since July 12 due to a dislocated thumb. Once he's cleared for full baseball activities, he'll need a couple of games on a minor league rehab assignment before he's ready to rejoin the Marlins. Gordon remains hopeful for a return before the end of July. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:35 pm
  • Howie Kendrick out of LAD lineup Thursday
    Howie Kendrick is out of the Dodgers' starting lineup on Thursday evening against the Mets.

    Advice: Enrique Hernandez will start at second base. It's just a day of maintenance for the veteran Kendrick. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:02 pm
  • White Sox place Bonifacio on bereavement
    White Sox placed UTIL Emilio Bonifacio on the bereavement list.

    Advice: Bonifacio will get a couple days off following a death in the family. Leury Garcia was called up from Triple-A Charlotte in a corresponding 25-man roster move. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:35 am
  • Crawford belts 14th home run against Padres
    Brandon Crawford hit his 14th home run of the season in a win over the Padres on Wednesday.

    Advice: Crawford hit the solo shot off reliever Dale Thayer -- this time with no gum-throwing or bench-clearing discussions -- in the eighth inning. It was his lone hit in four at-bats. Crawford has already set a career high in homers and we're not yet to August, and it's only a matter of time before he sets new single-season highs in most every category. The 28-year-old is hitting .266/.333/.477 on the year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:05 pm
  • Mookie Betts out of Red Sox lineup on Wed.
    Mookie Betts is out of the Red Sox starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Astros.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for Betts, who has one hit in 21 plate appearances since the All-Star break. Alejandro De Aza is starting in center field and batting sixth. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:57 pm
  • Crawford smacks 3-run homer as Giants roll
    Brandon Crawford had a big night, finishing 3-for-4 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's rout of the Padres.

    Advice: Crawford smacked a three-run home run to right-center off of Odrisamer Despaigne in the fourth inning, pushing the Giants' lead to 5-0. Though he's slumped over the last month, batting .224 (19-for-85) since June 21, he still has productive numbers, batting .266/.332/.471 with 13 home runs and 58 RBI. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:10 pm
  • Altuve reaches four times, scores two runs
    Jose Altuve went 2-for-3 with two walks, an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base Tuesday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: As he's done for years, Altuve served as a catalyst for the Astros offense in the win. He walked to lead off the bottom of the first inning, stole second base and scored later in the inning. He added another run and an RBI single later in the game. Altuve is now hitting .296/.342/.419 with 49 runs scored, 41 RBI and an AL-best 27 steals on the year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:39 pm
  • Segura fills up the box score against Indians
    Jean Segura did a bit of everything Tuesday, finishing 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base against the Indians.

    Advice: Segura was one of the few Brewers to find success against Indians starter Danny Salazar, hitting a two-run homer off him -- his first homer since June 5 -- in the second inning. The stolen base was his 14th of the year, and Segura is batting .282/.310/.361 overall in a decent bounce-back campaign. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:14 pm
  • Turner belts 12th home run in loss to Braves
    Justin Turner hit his 12th home run of the season in a loss to the Braves on Tuesday.

    Advice: A night after going 4-for-4 with three singles, Turner connected on a solo shot against Braves starter Alex Wood in Tuesday's contest. It ended up being his only hit on the night. The infielder continues to enjoy a breakout year in Los Angeles, as he's now hitting .322 with a .940 OPS and a career-high 12 homers. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:48 pm
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs Oak
     
  • Flores adds 2 hits, 2 RBI as Mets top Nats
    Wilmer Flores went 2-for-4 with a walk and two RBI as the Mets beat the Nationals 7-2 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Flores gave the Mets an early 1-0 lead in the fourth inning with a single, and added the final run in their four-run ninth inning with a ground out to make it 7-2. The infielder, playing second base for the better part of three-plus weeks, has a meager .252/.285/.387 triple-slash line with 10 home runs and 40 RBI. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:20 pm
  • 'No discussions' between A's/Mets on Zobrist
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that there are "no active discussions" between the Mets and Athletics regarding Ben Zobrist.

    Advice: This directly conflicts with a report from Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News, which said the two sides had already discussed which pieces the Mets would send to the A's. Rosenthal is the best in the business, so you've got to believe his source is legit. Zobrist will be a hot commodity this month. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:28 pm
    9:10 am @Cle
     
  • Mets' trade talks for Ben Zobrist heating up
    Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that trade talks between the Mets and Athletics regarding Ben Zobrist have progressed.

    Advice: Ackert says that the two sides "have gotten as far as discussing pieces" and that the A's "have identified the prospects" from the Mets that they want in exchange for Zobrist. However, the report adds that "nothing is imminent." An earlier report suggested that the Mets might balk at picking up the roughly $3 million remaining on Zobrist's contract for this season, but this newer reports suggests that's probably not the case. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:30 pm
    9:10 am @Cle
     
  • Mets don't want to pay Zobrist's contract
    WFAN's Eddie Coleman reports that the Mets are hesitant to trade for Ben Zobrist because they don't want to pick up the roughly $2-3 million remaining on his contract for the rest of the season.

    Advice: That's embarrassing, if true. The Mets' money issues over the last few years have been no secret, but they're in dire need of some lineup help and Zobrist's contract is hardly unreasonable. It's hard to believe they're going to get any kind of real offensive upgrade if they're unwilling to take on any money. Zobrist will have many suitors, so the A's can move on quickly if the Mets are being stingy about money. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:12 pm
    9:10 am @Cle
     
  • Pirates asked A's about Ben Zobrist
    Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Pirates have asked about Ben Zobrist of the Athletics.

    Advice: The Pirates have also checked in on Diamondbacks infielder Cliff Pennington and Padres shortstop Clint Barmes as they try to get by with Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer sidelined. Zobrist is the best player of the bunch and figures to be a very popular target leading up to the trade deadline, so Pennington or Barmes could be more realistic. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:17 am
    9:10 am @Cle
     
  • Tulowitzki homers as Rockies win a slugfest
    Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run as the Rockies took down the Rangers on Monday.

    Advice: Tulowitzki polished off a four-run second inning with a two-run home run off of Nick Martinez to make it a 7-0 game at the time. The shortstop has homered in back-to-back games, giving him 12 on the season with 52 RBI and a .320/.365/.502 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:21 pm
  • Turner's four-hit night goes to waste in loss
    Justin Turner had four hits in as many at-bats, but the Dodgers fell to the Braves on Monday.

    Advice: Turner's four hits, three of which were singles, accounted for nothing as he neither scored a run nor brought one in. The 30-year-old has showed no signs of slowing down as he's hitting an outstanding .323/.389/.545 with 11 home runs and 40 RBI. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:40 pm
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs Oak
     
  • Cano homers again, but Mariners fall to DET
    Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a losing effort against the Tigers on Monday.

    Advice: Cano tied the game at three apiece with his solo home run in the fifth inning against Alfredo Simon. It's his fifth home run of the month and ninth of the season, as the second baseman appears to have finally discovered his power stroke. Cano still owns a disappointing .255/.294/.393 batting line with 35 RBI. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:21 pm
  • Kendrick logs three hits as Dodgers top Nats
    Howie Kendrick had three hits in four at-bats on Sunday as the Dodgers bested the Nationals 5-0.

    Advice: None of Kendrick's three singles amounted to anything, as he neither scored a run nor knocked one in. As the dog days of summer set in, Kendrick maintains a productive .296/.344/.414 batting line with seven home runs, 37 RBI, and 43 runs scored. Rotoworld.com Jul 19, 2:03 pm
  • Cabrera (hamstring) to resume activities
    Asdrubal Cabrera (hamstring) will resume baseball activities early this week.

    Advice: It shouldn't take him too long to get back up to speed since he's only missed a week of action. A return before the end of the month for Cabrera would seem to be possible. Rotoworld.com Jul 19, 8:59 am
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