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  • Colon has two RBI in victory over Twins
    Christian Colon went 2-for-4 with two RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

    Advice: Colon hit an RBI double in the sixth inning -- consequently stealing third base for his first steal of the year -- before driving in another run with a groundout in the eighth. A couple of two-hit games have raised Colon's average to .235, but he's not much of an offensive option for the Royals at this point. Rotoworld.com
    27 minutes ago
  • Escobar swats a walk-off homer vs. Cardinals
    Yunel Escobar hit a walk-off solo home run in the 10th inning to send the Nationals to a victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday.

    Advice: With two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning of a 1-1 game against the Cardinals, Escobar sent a Carlos Villanueva offering over the fence in left-center to end the game. Escobar, who was 0-for-4 prior to the homer, hadn't played since Friday due to a groin issue. He has quietly had a productive start to the season, batting .277/.346/.447 with a pair of home runs. Rotoworld.com
    55 minutes ago
     
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  • Harrison homers in a 1-for-5 night vs. Cubs
    Josh Harrison went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in a loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.

    Advice: Harrison swatted his second home run of the season to tie the game at one apiece in the bottom of the first inning off of Travis Wood. An All-Star last season, Harrison has been slow out of the gate, batting a meager .212/.268/.365 in 56 plate appearances. He doubled 38 times, homered 13 times, and stole 18 bases in 2014. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:40 pm
     
    L, 9-8 vs ^ ChC
  • Castro's 4-RBI night fuels Cubs to a comeback
    Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and a two-run single in Tuesday's comeback win versus the Pirates.

    Advice: Castro hit a solo home run in the sixth inning off of Radhames Liz. He knocked in another run in the seventh on a grounder to Josh Harrison, who misplayed the ball. In the ninth, facing closer Mark Melancon, Castro tied the game at 8-8 with a two-run single to left field. Castro continues to hit, as he owns a .352/.375/.481 slash line with two home runs and 10 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:32 pm
  • Hanley collects two more hits against Rays
    Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

    Advice: Ramirez had two of the team's seven hits against Rays starter Chris Archer. The stolen base was his first of the season after swiping 14 last year. The shortstop-turned-outfielder has been everything the Red Sox paid for in the early part of the season, batting .269/.328/.558 with five home runs and 12 RBI in 13 games. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:10 pm
  • Galvis homers to power Phillies to a win
    Freddy Galvis went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win versus the Marlins.

    Advice: Galvis gave the Phillies a 2-0 lead in the second inning with his round-tripper off of Dan Haren. Galvis is now tied with Chase Utley for the team lead in RBI with eight, though given the Phillies' offense, that could be construed as damning with faint praise. He's hitting an impressive .319/.385/.447 but he won't be able to maintain such a high average over the course of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:42 pm
     
    W, 7-3 vs ^ Mia
  • Ryan Brett exits with shoulder injury
    Ryan Brett has been diagnosed with a subluxation of the left shoulder.

    Advice: He was injured when he was picked off while diving back into first base during Tuesday's game versus the Red Sox. It's an ailment that will surely send Brett to the disabled list. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:20 pm
     
    L, 1-0 vs ^ Bos
  • Ryan Brett leaves game with injury
    Ryan Brett left Tuesday's game against the Red Sox in the third inning with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Brett was injured when he was picked off while diving back into first base. The Rays should provide an update on his status shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:06 pm
     
    L, 1-0 vs ^ Bos
  • Kevin Frandsen catches on with D'Backs
    Diamondbacks signed INF/OF Kevin Frandsen to a minor league contract.

    Advice: Frandsen failed to make the Nationals' Opening Day roster after batting .259/.299/.309 for them last season. He'll provide depth for the D'Backs at Triple-A Reno. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:12 pm
     
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  • Gennett (hand) expected back when eligible
    Scooter Gennett (hand) is expected to be activated from the disabled list when first eligible.

    Advice: Gennett is dealing with a laceration on his left hand, an injury that occurred when he cut himself in the shower on Sunday. Hector Gomez will fill in at second base during his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:07 pm
     
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    L, 16-10 vs x Cin
  • Rendon (knee) to begin rehab games Friday
    Anthony Rendon (knee) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday.

    Advice: Rendon played three innings of an extended spring training game Tuesday in Viera, Florida and felt fine. He'll play five innings Wednesday and then should be cleared for minor league action. The star third baseman is now making swift progress in his recovery from a sprained left MCL and is on track to rejoin the Nats around the beginning of May. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:29 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    W, 2-1 vs x StL
  • Travis (rib) not in Tuesday's lineup
    Devon Travis (rib) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Orioles.

    Advice: Travis had to leave Sunday's game after he was hit in the side by a pitch. X-rays ruled out a fracture, but he's presumably still dealing with some soreness. Consider him day-to-day. Ryan Goins will fill in at second base. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:59 pm
  • Jose Reyes (rib) back in Blue Jays' lineup
    Jose Reyes (rib) is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles.

    Advice: Reyes is dealing with a small fracture in his left rib cage and will reportedly try to hit exclusively from the right side of the plate for now. There's no telling if things will get worse or whether his production will suffer, so we wouldn't say he's out of the woods yet. Still, he has at least avoided a trip to the disabled list. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:54 pm
     
    W, 13-6 vs ^ Bal
  • Cubs option Alcantara to Triple-A
    Cubs optioned INF Arismendy Alcantara to Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Addison Russell on the active roster. Alcantara has scuffled in limited playing time so far this season, so he's probably better off getting regular at-bats in the minors right now. We should see him again soon. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:48 pm
     
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  • Yunel Escobar (groin) back in lineup Tuesday
    Yunel Escobar (groin) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Escobar ended up missing just two games due to a groin strain. He'll bat sixth against right-hander Lance Lynn as the Nationals are slowly getting back to full strength. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:45 pm
     
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  • Addison Russell batting ninth in MLB debut
    Cubs purchased the contract of INF Addison Russell from Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Russell will play second base and bat ninth in his major league debut Tuesday night against the Pirates. He doesn't have a lot of experience at the position, but Tommy la Stella (oblique) is on the DL and the Cubs believe he can be an upgrade over Jonathan Herrera and Arismendy Alcantara. The 21-year-old posted a .301/.377/.520 batting line in the minors and is regarded as one of the top prospects in the game. Exciting times in Chicago. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:34 pm
  • Cabrera not in Tuesday's lineup
    Asdrubal Cabrera is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Cabrera is batting just .192 (10-for-52) thus far and will take a seat against left-hander Wade Miley. Tim Beckham will start at shortstop while Ryan Brett plays second base. Rene Rivera will serve as the designated hitter. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:26 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez (illness) in Tuesday's lineup
    Hanley Ramirez (illness) is in Tuesday's lineup against the Rays.

    Advice: Ramirez made an early exit from Monday's Patriots' Day game against the Orioles after just two innings due to dizziness brought on by a cold, but he's feeling a lot better now. He'll bat cleanup against Chris Archer. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:17 pm
  • Bogaerts not in Tuesday's lineup
    Xander Bogaerts is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Rays.

    Advice: He'll get a breather with right-hander Chris Archer on the hill for Tampa Bay. Brock Holt will make the start at shortstop for Boston as he continues to bounce all around the field for Boston in the early going. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:11 pm
  • Mercer (ribs) out of Pirates' lineup again
    Jordy Mercer (ribs) is out of the Pirates' starting lineup again Tuesday.

    Advice: Mercer sat out Monday after being hit in the ribs by a pitch on Sunday and is still dealing with some soreness. Consider him day-to-day. Jung Ho Kang will get another start at shortstop. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:08 pm
     
    L, 9-8 vs x ChC
  • Hardy (shoulder) to work out in Triple-A
    J.J. Hardy (shoulder) will work out with Triple-A Norfolk on Friday.

    Advice: Hardy, who is working his way back from a left shoulder strain, did the same thing with Double-A Bowie last Friday. While he's doing some baseball activities, he's not ready to begin a minor league assignment and it's still unclear when he will be. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:13 am
     
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  • 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
     
    L, 16-10 vs ^ Cin
  • Brewers place Gennett (hand) on 15-day DL
    Brewers placed INF Scooter Gennett on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 20, with a left hand laceration.

    Advice: Gennett needed stitches after cutting his hand in the shower on Sunday and will now get some extended rest. Hector Gomez figures to fill in at second base during his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:02 am
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 16-10 vs x Cin
  • 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
     
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  • Report: Cubs to promote top prospect Russell
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Cubs plan to call up infield prospect Addison Russell.

    Advice: Russell has played just five games at second base, but the Cubs have apparently seen enough that they think he's ready to help at the position in the majors. It certainly wouldn't be hard for him to represent an upgrade, as journeyman Jonathan Herrera has been seeing most of the playing time there of late. Russell is just 21, but he's a career .301/.377/.520 hitter so far in the minors and the consensus among scouts is that his bat his major league-ready. He needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Cozart hits 3-run homer to power Reds to win
    Zack Cozart went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run on Monday in a win over the Brewers.

    Advice: Cozart lifted a three-run home run to left field off of Wily Peralta in the sixth inning, bumping the Reds' lead up to 4-0. Cozart, who finished with a .568 OPS last season, has been hot at the plate to begin the season, batting .326/.367/.522 with two home runs and five RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:52 pm
     
    W, 16-10 ^ @Mil
  • Addison Russell playing some 2B at Triple-A
    Cubs shortstop prospect Addison Russell has started at second base in his last five games for Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: It's big news, obviously, since that's the position Russell probably has the best chance to crack at the major league level at the moment. "Being a little bit more proactive regarding prepping him for a need that might be open here," manager Joe Maddon said Monday. Russell is hitting .297/.308/.432 with one homer in the early going for Iowa and could potentially challenge for a promotion before long. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:00 pm
  • Infante (groin) could be available Tuesday
    Omar Infante (groin) could be available off the bench in an emergency as soon as Tuesday.

    Advice: Infante strained his left groin on Sunday, but it's evidently a minor strain and the Royals don't think he'll require a stint on the disabled list. Christian Colon is filling in at second base Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:02 pm
     
    W, 6-5 vs x Min
  • DL stint possible for Scooter Gennett (hand)
    Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Monday that it's possible Scooter Gennett (hand) could need a disabled list stint if his injury lingers.

    Advice: Gennett cut his hand in the shower after Sunday's game and needed stitches. The Brewers figure to give him a few days to see how the hand responds before making a decision. Hector Gomez is filling in at second base Monday and will continue to do so for as long as Gennett is sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:57 pm
     
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    L, 16-10 vs x Cin
  • Hanley Ramirez (cold) expects to play Tues.
    Hanley Ramirez (illness) expects to play Tuesday in Boston's series-opener versus the Rays.

    Advice: Ramirez was removed from Monday's Patriots' Day game against the Orioles after just two innings due to dizziness brought on by a cold. It was a wet, nasty morning and early afternoon at Boston's Fenway Park. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:03 pm
  • Gennett cuts hand in shower, needs stitches
    Scooter Gennett cut his hand in the shower after Sunday's game and will miss some time.

    Advice: Could things be going any worse for the Brew Crew? Gennett needed stitches for the gash and it's not clear when he might be ready to return to the starting lineup. Hector Gomez is likely to fill in at second base. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:38 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 16-10 vs x Cin
  • Betts scores twice as Red Sox beat Orioles
    Mookie Betts singled, stole a base, and scored two runs Monday as the Red Sox defeated the Orioles 7-1 in a rain-shortened game at Fenway Park.

    Advice: Betts set the tone for the afternoon in the first inning when he singled to right field, swiped second base, advanced to third on a throwing error by Orioles catcher Ryan Lavarnway, and flew home on David Ortiz's sacrifice fly. Betts then reached on a Wei-Yin Chen fielding error in the third inning and again came around to score. He's batting just .196/.250/.353 in 12 games this season, but the 22-year-old center fielder has immense raw talent and fantasy upside. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:35 pm
     
    W, 1-0 ^ @TB
  • Alcides Escobar (knee) back in lineup Mon.
    Alcides Escobar (knee) is back in the Royals' starting lineup on Monday night versus the Twins.

    Advice: The 28-year-old shortstop sat out Saturday and Sunday after suffering a strained knee Friday night on a hard takeout slide by Brett Lawrie. Escobar is leading off and playing shortstop for Kansas City on Monday at Kauffman Stadium. He has gone 14-for-43 (.326) at the plate so far in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:28 pm
  • Mercer (ribs) out Monday, Kang starting at SS
    Jordy Mercer (ribs) is not in the Pirates' starting lineup on Monday night versus the Cubs.

    Advice: Mercer got struck in the ribs by a Matt Garza pitch on Sunday afternoon. X-rays turned up negative, but he has a bruise and some swelling. Jung Ho Kang will start at shortstop and bat eighth against Jake Arrieta. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:25 pm
     
    L, 9-8 vs x ChC
  • Royals hope Escobar returns Monday or Tues.
    According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, the Royals hope Alcides Escobar (knee) can return Monday or Tuesday.

    Advice: Escobar has been on the shelf since suffering a strained knee on a Brett Lawrie takeout slide Friday night in Kansas City. That incident set off a weekend full of drama between the A's and Royals. Christian Colon has been filling in at shortstop for the defending American League champs, who are off to an impressive 9-3 start. They open a three-game set against the Twins on Monday night. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:12 am
  • Hanley Ramirez exits Monday due to illness
    Hanley Ramirez left Monday's game due to illness.

    Advice: There's a flu bug going around some MLB clubhouses and Hanley apparent caught it. He grounded out to first base in the bottom of the first inning and was then replaced in the top of the third by Allen Craig. Ramirez, who already has five homers and 12 RBI in 12 games with Boston, can be considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:53 am
  • Hanley removed Monday with apparent injury
    Hanley Ramirez was pulled from Monday's game against the Orioles with an apparent injury.

    Advice: It's not clear what happened. Hanley grounded out to first base in the bottom of the first inning and took the field in the top of the second, but Allen Craig was in left field to open the top of the third. There should be an update soon from the Red Sox. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:38 am
  • Infante day-to-day with strained left groin
    Omar Infante was diagnosed with a strained left groin and is considered day-to-day.

    Advice: Infante sustained the injury during Sunday's game against the Athletics. The oft-injured infielder will probably be rested for a couple of days before rejoining the Royals lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:58 pm
     
    W, 6-5 vs x Min
  • Jordy Mercer avoids fracture in ribs
    Jordy Mercer is listed as day-to-day after X-rays revealed no fractures in his ribs.

    Advice: Mercer was hit by a Matt Garza pitch during Sunday's game against the Brewers. He's sore and could get a day of rest on Monday as a precautionary measure, but the shortstop won't require a trip to the disabled list. Jung Ho Kang replaced him on Sunday and would start in his place if he does miss any time. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:47 pm
     
    L, 9-8 vs x ChC
  • Jose Reyes (rib) could play on Tuesday
    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Sunday that Jose Reyes could return to the Blue Jays lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: Reyes will be limited to hitting only from the right side of the plate as he's dealing with a small fracture in his left rib cage, but it looks as though he'll be able to avoid a trip to the disabled list. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:15 pm
     
    W, 13-6 vs ^ Bal
  • Omar Infante leaves game with leg injury
    Omar Infante left Sunday's game versus the Athletics with an apparent leg injury.

    Advice: Infante was spotted wincing in the fifth inning as he pulled into second base with a double. The Royals could be without both of their middle infielders for a bit with Alcides Escobar (knee) also sidelined. Expect an update on Infante shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:55 pm
     
    W, 6-5 vs x Min
  • Jordy Mercer leaves game after HBP
    Jordy Mercer exited Sunday's game versus the Brewers after being hit in the chest area by a pitch.

    Advice: He was plunked by a Matt Garza offering while squaring around to bunt. Mercer was down on his knees for a while in pain before eventually walking off. He's likely to be sent for X-rays. Jung Ho Kang pinch-ran for him and would be in line to fill in at shortstop should Mercer need to miss some time. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:37 pm
     
    L, 9-8 vs x ChC
  • X-rays confirm no fracture for Travis (rib)
    X-rays confirmed that Devon Travis did not suffer a left rib fracture.

    Advice: Travis had to leave Sunday's game following a hit by pitch, but he managed to escape with just a bruise. The Blue Jays are considering the second baseman day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:02 pm
  • Devon Travis exits game after HBP in side
    Devon Travis left Sunday's game versus the Braves after being hit in the left side by a pitch.

    Advice: The initial diagnosis is a left rib contusion, although he seems like to be sent for X-rays. Travis stayed in the game initially but appeared to aggravated the injury on a dive back into first base on a pickoff attempt. The second baseman looked to be in quite a bit of pain as he exited the field. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:43 am
  • Alcides Escobar (knee) out again on Sunday
    Alcides Escobar (knee) remained out of the Royals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: The Royals are hoping to avoid placing Escobar on the disabled list after he suffered a mild left knee strain on Friday, but it's possible he'll need a few more days. Christian Colon is again filling in at shortstop. Salvador Perez is also out of the lineup Sunday, as he's receiving his first day of rest this season. Erik Kratz is behind the dish. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:49 am
  • MRI on Escobar's groin shows inflammation
    An MRI on Yunel Escobar's groin showed only inflammation.

    Advice: Escobar was injured on Friday when he tweaked his groin while running out a ground ball. He'll avoid the disabled list for now, as the hope is that he can work out Sunday and return to the lineup Tuesday after Monday's off day. Danny Espinosa is at third base Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:45 am
     
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    W, 2-1 vs ^ StL
  • Starlin Castro has walk-off single in extras
    Starlin Castro had a walk-off RBI single in a 7-6 win over the Padres in 11 innings on Saturday.

    Advice: After Craig Kimbrel walked pinch-hitter David Ross to load the bases with one out in the 11th, Castro pulled a pitch into left field to win it for Chicago. He finished the day 3-for-6 with two RBI and a run scored. The 25-year-old has just two extra-base hits (including one home run) so far, but he's hitting .317 (13-for-41) over 10 games. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:44 pm
  • Cozart hits solo homer Saturday vs. Cardinals
    Zack Cozart went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: His fifth-inning blast off was his first home run of the season and the only offense the Reds could muster off Carlos Martinez. The 29-year-old has hit safely in seven straight games and is batting .368 (14-for-38) on the young season, but with his poor plate discipline, it's unlikely to last. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:57 pm
     
    W, 16-10 ^ @Mil
  • Galvis knocks in two runs in win
    Freddy Galvis went 2-for-5 with two RBI on Saturday against the Nationals.

    Advice: Galvis had a pair of RBI singles in the victory. The 25-year-old probably wouldn't be hitting second for any other team, but he's made starts from there in seven out of the last eight games. He's hitting .317 (13-for-41) with a .378 on-base percentage so far, so don't look for Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg to change it. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:43 pm
     
    W, 7-3 vs ^ Mia
  • Alcides Escobar (knee) not starting Saturday
    Alcides Escobar (knee) is not in the Royals starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Escobar strained his knee Friday when Oakland's Brett Lawrie took him out with a hard slide at second base. Christian Colon will fill in at shortstop. Escobar was off to a good start before the injury, hitting .326 with seven runs and five RBI. Consider him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:20 pm
  • Mookie Betts not in Red Sox lineup Saturday
    Mookie Betts is not in the Red Sox starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Orioles.

    Advice: Just a routine day off for the budding young superstar who went hitless in Friday's game against the O's. Brock Holt is drawing the start in his place in center field and will hit leadoff for the Red Sox on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:48 am
     
    W, 1-0 ^ @TB
  • Yunel Escobar (groin) to undergo MRI
    Yunel Escobar (groin) will undergo an MRI on Saturday.

    Advice: Escobar said that he felt okay on Saturday and remains optimistic that he'll be able to avoid a trip to the disabled list, but the Nationals want to make sure before making a determination. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:54 am
     
    Disabled List
    W, 2-1 vs ^ StL
  • Bogaerts has walk-off single vs. Orioles
    Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with a walk-off RBI single in a 3-2 win over the Orioles on Friday night.

    Advice: Mike Napoli led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a walk against Brian Matusz before Daniel Nava sacrificed him over to second and Bogaerts cashed him in with a bloop single to right field. It was his first career walk-off hit. Bogaerts, who also had a run scored on the night, now owns a healthy .395/.452/.474 batting line through nine games this season. The Red Sox are 7-3 on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:05 pm
  • Betts takes 0-fer against Orioles
    Mookie Betts went 0-for-3 with a walk Friday against the Orioles.

    Advice: The 0-fer snapped a six-game hitting streak. Through nine games, Betts is batting just .209 with a .271 on-base percentage. That's not what fantasy owners were hoping for, but we wouldn't worry too much about the slow start just yet. The upside and tools are obvious. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:03 pm
     
    W, 1-0 ^ @TB
  • Escobar out with knee injury after hard slide
    Alcides Escobar was removed from Friday's game against the Athletics with a mild left knee strain after being taken out by a hard slide at second base by Brett Lawrie.

    Advice: The play led to a benches-clearing altercation between the two clubs, as Lawrie slid quite a bit past the base on a ball that the Royals weren't going to be able to turn over for a double play. Luckily, he was able to avoid significant injury and the Royals are listing him as day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:21 pm
  • Yunel Escobar leaves with apparent injury
    Yunel Escobar was removed from Friday's game against the Phillies in the fourth inning with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Escobar appeared to come up lame while running out a ground ball in his final at-bat and did not take his place in the field defensively. The team should have an update on his status shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:19 pm
     
    Disabled List
    W, 2-1 vs ^ StL
  • Ryan Brett recalled from Triple-A
    Rays recalled 2B Ryan Brett from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: He'll provide some infield depth for the Rays. Brett, 23, batted .303/.346/.448 with eight homers and 27 steals at Double-A last season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:59 pm
     
    L, 1-0 vs ^ Bos
  • Jose Reyes (rib) ruled out through weekend
    Jose Reyes (rib) will not play this weekend.

    Advice: The Blue Jays will wait until after Monday's off day to see if Reyes is feeling well enough to play through a small fracture in his left rib cage. If he's still in pain Tuesday, they'll place him on the disabled list. Ryan Goins is expected to fill in at shortstop while Reyes is out. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:31 pm
     
    W, 13-6 vs ^ Bal
  • Devon Travis hitting leadoff Friday
    Devon Travis is batting leadoff versus Julio Teheran and the Braves on Friday.

    Advice: He could remain in the spot for a while if Jose Reyes (rib) needs a trip to the disabled list. Travis is off to a .371/.421/.657 start at the plate in his first 38 big league plate appearances. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:07 pm
  • Jose Reyes dealing with fracture in rib cage
    An MRI has revealed that Jose Reyes is dealing with a small fracture in his left rib cage.

    Advice: The Blue Jays haven't ruled out him being able to play through it, as manager John Gibbons said the club should know later Friday whether a trip to the disabled list will be required. Reyes had been dealing with the ailment for a bit before being removed from Thursday's game when it became too painful. Ryan Goins is expected to fill in at shortstop while Reyes is out. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:28 am
     
    W, 13-6 vs ^ Bal
  • Jose Reyes (ribs) will not play on Friday
    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons confirmed that Jose Reyes (ribs) will not play on Friday.

    Advice: The veteran infielder is expected to take the next couple of days off, but is hopeful that he will be able to avoid a trip to the disabled list, though how quickly his oblique responds to treatment may determine that. Ryan Goins is expected to fill in at shortstop in his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:40 pm
     
    W, 13-6 vs ^ Bal
  • Jose Reyes leaves game with rib injury
    Jose Reyes was removed from Thursday's game against the Rays in the first inning due to soreness in his left rib area.

    Advice: Reyes has been batting an oblique issue for awhile, and this could be a recurrence of that, as opposed to a new injury. He was slated for a day of rest on Saturday, and that could be extended now that he's dealing with this ailment. The Jays should have an update on his status after the game. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:35 pm
     
    W, 13-6 vs ^ Bal
  • Reyes to get the day off Saturday
    Jose Reyes is slated to get the day off Saturday.

    Advice: The Blue Jays are resting him for a day game after a night game on turf, which Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com writes could become a regular thing. Keep this in mind as the season moves along. Steve Tolleson will start at shortstop on Saturday while Ryan Goins will be a late-inning defensive replacement. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:42 pm
     
    W, 13-6 vs ^ Bal
  • Hardy (shoulder) to work out in Double-A
    J.J. Hardy (shoulder) will work out with Double-A Bowie on Friday.

    Advice: Hardy, who is coming back from a left shoulder strain, took a full round of batting practice Wednesday for the first time since landing on the disabled list. He hasn't been cleared to play in rehab games yet, but he's getting closer. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:20 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 13-6 x @Tor
  • Devon Travis goes 3-for-5, homers
    Devon Travis went 3-for-5 with a homer and a double versus the Rays on Wednesday.

    Advice: Travis also homered on Opening Day, so this makes two for him. With the Jays scoring in bunches so far, Travis has been good for six runs scored and six RBI in nine games from the bottom of the order. That's allowed him to be useful in mixed leagues so far, but if the runs begin to dry up for the Jays, Travis's value likely will, too. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:14 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez slugs two-run homer Wed.
    Hanley Ramirez slugged a two-run homer in Boston's loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was a fifth-inning shot off Gio Gonzalez that sailed over the Green Monster. Hanley had no other hits on the afternoon but he's off to a very promising start with his new team, boasting a .923 OPS, four home runs, and nine RBI in eight games. Now if only he could pitch. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:51 pm
  • J.J. Hardy (shoulder) taking full BP
    J.J. Hardy (shoulder) will take a full round of batting practice Wednesday.

    Advice: It will be the first time he's done so since landing on the disabled list with a left shoulder strain. If it goes well, Hardy could begin a rehab assignment later this week at Double-A Bowie. He's tracking towards a late-April return. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:26 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 13-6 x @Tor
  • Xander Bogaerts (knee) returns to lineup Wed.
    Xander Bogaerts (knee) is back in the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Bogaerts needed an MRI after tweaking his knee while rounding third base during Monday's game, but the test came back clean and he wound up missing just one game. The young infielder sports a nifty .433/.500/.533 batting line in the early going this season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:34 am
  • Bogaerts' (knee) MRI comes back clean
    An MRI on Xander Bogaerts' right knee came back negative.

    Advice: He could return to the lineup as soon as Wednesday. It's obviously great news for the Red Sox and Bogaerts' fantasy owners, as the shortstop has been scorching hot at the plate. He had injured his knee while rounding third base during Monday's game. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:48 pm
  • Xander Bogaerts going for MRI on sore knee
    Xander Bogaerts was sent for an MRI on his right knee.

    Advice: Bogaerts is off to a red-hot start at the plate, so this is unfortunate to hear. The Red Sox should have an update on his status soon. Brock Holt will start in his place at shortstop Tuesday night against the Nationals. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:33 pm
  • Escobar batting leadoff for Nats on Tuesday
    Yunel Escobar will bat leadoff Tuesday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Rookie outfielder Michael Taylor has been handling leadoff duties, but he has struggled to make contact, so he has been bumped down to ninth in the order. Jayson Werth will hit second Tuesday against Justin Masterson while Clint Robinson will serve as the designated hitter. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:19 am
     
    Disabled List
    W, 2-1 vs ^ StL
  • Hanley (foot) in Tuesday's lineup vs. Nats
    Hanley Ramirez (foot) is in Tuesday's lineup against the Nationals.

    Advice: Good to hear. Ramirez left Monday's game after fouling a ball of his right foot, but a CT scan came back negative. The full lineup for Boston vs. Stephen Strasburg: Mookie Betts CF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, David Ortiz DH, Ramirez LF, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Mike Napoli 1B, Daniel Nava RF, Ryan Hanigan C, Brock Holt SS. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:08 am
  • Bogaerts out of Tuesday's lineup
    Xander Bogaerts is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Nationals.

    Advice: Brock Holt will start at shortstop against Stephen Strasburg. Shane Victorino is also sitting while Daniel Nava gets another start. Meanwhile, Hanley Ramirez (foot) is in the lineup after making an early exit on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:06 am
  • Alcantara ends hitless streak with a walk-off
    Arismendy Alcantara's first hit of the season was timely, as his 10th-inning RBI single sent the Cubs to a win over the Reds on Monday.

    Advice: Alcantara came into the game 0-for-12 and stepped to the plate in the 10th inning 0-for-4. He was able to send a Burke Badenhop offering into right-center, plating the winning run from third base for the win. Alcantara will serve as a super-utility player for the Cubs this season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 8:35 pm
     
    Not Active
    W, 9-8 x @Pit
  • 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
    Apr 13, 8:19 pm
     
    Top 5, 1-4 ^ @LAA
  • Travis plates Jays' only run in loss to Rays
    Devon Travis went 1-for-3 with an RBI single, but the Blue Jays lost to the Rays 2-1 on Monday.

    Advice: Travis knocked in Kevin Pillar with a two-out single in the fifth inning, accounting for the Jays' only run. The hit was also one of only two on the evening for the Jays. Travis has had decent results so far this season, batting .261 (6-for-23) with a home run and four RBI. As he stole 22 and 16 bases and hit 16 and 10 home runs over the last two seasons in the minors, he could provide some sneaky mixed league value over a full season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 7:13 pm
  • Escobar has two hits and two RBI in win
    Alcides Escobar had two hits, two RBI, and a run scored in a win over the Twins on Monday.

    Advice: Escobar has hit safely in all seven games this season and is batting .367 (11-for-30) with five RBI and seven runs scored. The 28-year-old has just 21 home runs in 831 major league games, so he's not going to provide much power, but he has averaged 28 stolen bases over the past four seasons and should score plenty of runs at the top of this lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 4:29 pm
  • Hanley (foot) expected to play on Tuesday
    Hanley Ramirez is expected to be in the lineup Tuesday after a CT scan on his right foot came back negative.

    Advice: The Red Sox ordered the test as a precaution following Ramirez having to leave Monday's game after fouling a ball off the foot, but he's fine. The outfielder sports a .296/.375/.630 batting line in the early going for Boston. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 4:01 pm
  • Betts homers, drives in four in Red Sox' rout
    Mookie Betts belted a three-run homer and drove in four runs in the Red Sox' blowout win over the Nationals on Monday.

    Advice: He also added a pair of stolen bases on one play, swiping second base in the first inning and continuing on to third when no one was able to cover due to a shift. Betts cooled off the last few games after going deep on Opening Day, but he filled up the box score in this one. The youngster's home runs this season have come off of Cole Hamels and Jordan Zimmermann. David Ortiz also had a longball for the Red Sox. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 3:59 pm
     
    W, 1-0 ^ @TB
  • Hanley exits game after fouling ball off foot
    Hanley Ramirez left Monday's game against the Nationals after fouling a ball off his right foot.

    Advice: Ramirez initially stayed in the game and drew a walk, but he was then lifted for a pinch-runner. His removal seemed precautionary given the Red Sox' big lead late in the game, although he was limping noticeably. The club should update Ramirez's status later Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 3:06 pm
  • Josh Harrison goes 2-for-4, homers
    Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 and hit his first homer Monday versus the Tigers.

    Advice: Harrison was given Sunday off after going 3-for-19 in the Pirates' first five games of the season. His homer today was a leadoff shot off Anibal Sanchez in the bottom of the first. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 1:44 pm
     
    L, 9-8 vs ^ ChC
  • Freddy Galvis goes 3-for-3
    Freddy Galvis had a three-hit game as the Phillies were shutout by the Mets on Monday.

    Advice: Galvis was hitting eighth for the fourth time today. He's also hit second on three occasions, including a couple of games where Odubel Herrera was nursing an injury last week. Eighth is almost certainly where he belongs, but he'll probably bat second more frequently if he can stay hot for a little bit. He's hitting .400 through his first 25 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 1:20 pm
     
    W, 7-3 vs ^ Mia
  • Addison Russell bashes first Triple-A homer
    Cubs prospect Addison Russell connected on a two-run homer Sunday in a win over Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: The third-inning blast was Russell's first Triple-A home run. He went 3-for-5 on the afternoon, bumping his season average up to a robust .389. Russell's path to the major leagues is currently being blocked by Starlin Castro, but if Russell keeps this up, the Cubs will have to find a spot for him. For what it's worth, Russell is considered a better defensive player than Castro. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 11:42 am
  • Redon (knee) to start hitting soft toss
    Nationals manager Matt Williams said that Anthony Rendon (knee) threw from 100 feet on Sunday and will start hitting soft toss.

    Advice: Rendon's recovery from his knee injury, which was suffered in early March on a diving attempt, has gone smoothly to this point. It's possible that he'll be ready to rejoin the Nationals in late April or early May. In the meantime, Yunel Escobar will keep on keepin' on as Rendon's replacement at third. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 13, 9:53 am
     
    15-Day DL
    W, 2-1 vs x StL
  • Hanley Ramirez goes deep as Red Sox fall
    Hanley Ramirez blasted his third home run of the young season, but it wasn't close to being enough to overcome the Yankees in New York.

    Advice: Ramirez got the Red Sox on the board with a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning then belted his solo shot off Masahiro Tanaka in the fifth. He's off to a tremendous start to his Red Sox career, hitting .320/.333/.680 with three homers and seven RBI. As long as he remains on the field, he'll be one of the top all-around fantasy performers in the league this season. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 8:33 pm
  • Anthony Rendon (knee) takes light swings
    Nationals manager Matt Williams said Sunday that Anthony Rendon (knee) has begun taking light swings in extended spring training.

    Advice: It's a good step in the right direction for Rendon, but it's still unlikely that he's ready to rejoin the Nationals lineup before the end of April. Yunel Escobar will continue to fill in at third base in his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 2:23 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    W, 2-1 vs x StL
  • Scooter Gennett benched again Sunday
    Scooter Gennett remained out of the Brewers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Gennett has now been benched in two straight after being ejected Friday when he slammed his bat down following a check-swing strike three call. He should be back in there on Monday. Hector Gomez is getting a second straight start at second base. Jonathan Lucroy is also sitting, with Martin Maldonado handling the catching duties. Jean Segura has been moved up to the No. 2 spot. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 8:00 am
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 16-10 vs x Cin
  • Hardy could start rehab assignment Thursday
    J.J. Hardy (shoulder) could begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Bowie on Thursday.

    Advice: Hardy has resumed hitting in recent days, and although he's still feeling a bit of pain in his right shoulder, he's still pressing ahead. A return by the end of next week appears to be doable. Ryan Flaherty and Everth Cabrera have been filling in at shortstop for the Orioles while Hardy has been sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 12, 6:34 am
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 13-6 x @Tor
  • Castro rakes homer, Cubs out-punch Rockies
    Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with a home run in the Cubs' 9-5 defeat of the Rockies on Saturday.

    Advice: Castro hit a solo homer off Rockies starter Kyle Kendrick in the fifth inning and rounded out his batting line with two singles. In addition to the woodwork, he was caught stealing once. After swiping 20-plus bags in 2011 and 2012, he has not recorded more than nine steals in either of the last two seasons. This is a relatively minor quibble, though, as he continues to provide value at the dish. Castro's trying to build off a career-best 2014 in which he hit .292/.339/.438. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 9:35 pm
  • Harrison fails to collect hit against Brewers
    Josh Harrison went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: Given that the Pirates only managed two hits against Jimmy Nelson and the Brew Crew, Harrison shouldn't feel too bad. Just three days ago, he signed a four-year, $27.3 million contract extension. The Pirates like his bat and positional versatility. Harrison made the All-Star team in 2014, on his way to a career-best season and an end slash line of .315/.347/.490. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 7:04 pm
     
    L, 9-8 vs ^ ChC
  • Gennett not in Brewers lineup on Saturday
    Scooter Gennett is not in the Brewers starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Hector Gomez is drawing the start in his absence. The 24-year-old is off to a very slow start at the plate, hitting .077 (1-for-13) with a 6/0 K/BB ratio through his first four games. Perhaps a day off to clear his head would do some good. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 12:47 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 16-10 vs x Cin
  • Mookie Betts not in Red Sox lineup Saturday
    Mookie Betts is not in the Red Sox lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Yankees.

    Advice: Betts is one of a slew of Red Sox getting the day off after a marathon 19-inning affair against the Yankees on Friday. Brock Holt is getting the start in center field and hitting leadoff for the Red Sox. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 8:37 am
     
    W, 1-0 ^ @TB
  • Red Sox beat Yankees in 19 innings
    Xander Bogaerts had four hits -- all of them coming in extras -- and scored the go-ahead run in the 19th as the Red Sox edged the Yankees 6-5 on Friday.

    Advice: The game took six hours and 49 minutes -- not including a 16-minute delay after the lights went out behind home plate -- making it the longest contest in Red Sox history and second longest for the Yankees. By inning, it was the longest game the teams had played since 1967. The Red Sox blew one-run leads in the ninth, 16th and 18th innings before finally prevailing. It was a Mookie Betts sac fly that scored Bogaerts in the 19th. Steven Wright, already having blown two leads, allowed a leadoff single in the bottom of the 19th, but he got a flyout and a double play to end it. Rotoworld.com
    Apr 11, 12:00 am
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