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  • Desmond turns in another multi-hit game
    Ian Desmond went 3-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored against the Angels on Tuesday.

    Advice: The dual threat now has nine steals and six home runs on the season. And after hitting .229/.312/.373 in April, Desmond is batting .340 with 12 multi-hit games this month. The strong stretch has his overall line up to a healthy .287/.342/.466 with 26 RBI and 33 runs scored, good for eighth-best in the American League. Today, 8:48 pm
    W, 4-1 vs ^ LAA
  • Lindor collects three more hits against Sox
    Francisco Lindor went 3-for-5 with an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in a win over the White Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: Lindor was one of four Indians with multiple hits against Chris Sale and company. The shortstop now has six three-hit games in the month of May, batting .340 with 11 RBI and 17 runs scored this month. The 22-year-old is hitting .318/.372/.413 with nine stolen bases overall. Today, 8:13 pm
  • D'Backs manager Hale says Ahmed not hurt
    Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said late Tuesday that Nick Ahmed seems fine.

    Advice: Ahmed was grazed on the chin by an Arquimedes Caminero pitch on Tuesday night, an inning after Caminero struck Jean Segura on the side of the batting helmet. Segura is being treated for a concussion at a hospital in Pittsburgh, but Ahmed apparently escaped anything serious. He does have some minor cuts on his chin. Today, 7:51 pm
    L, 12-1 ^ @Pit
  • Jean Segura showing concussion symptoms
    Jean Segura was sent to a local hospital in Pittsburgh after showing concussion symptoms.

    Advice: Segura got struck in the side of his batting helmet Tuesday by a 96 mph fastball from Pirates reliever Arquimedes Caminero. Nick Ahmed also took a Caminero pitch to the head an inning later but came away mostly unscathed. There should be an update on Segura at some point Wednesday. A stint on the 7-day concussion disabled list may be in the cards. Today, 7:48 pm
    L, 12-1 ^ @Pit
  • Villar steals 15th base in win over Braves
    Jonathan Villar went 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored in a win over the Braves on Tuesday.

    Advice: Villar ended up scoring the winning run after walking, stealing second and scoring on a Scooter Gennett single in the eighth inning. The stolen base was his 15th of the season. Villar has thrived in an everyday role with the Brewers, batting .287/.385/.389 in 43 games. Today, 7:32 pm
  • Ahmed leaves game after taking pitch to face
    Nick Ahmed left Tuesday's game against the Pirates after taking a pitch off his face.

    Advice: Pirates reliever Arquimedes Caminero caught Ahmed in the chin, an inning after striking Jean Segura in the side of the batting helmet. The pitches didn't look intentional -- just incredibly wild -- but Caminero was ejected anyway and both benches were warned. Ahmed will presumably be tested for both facial fractures and a concussion. He was able to walk off the field under his own power. Today, 7:15 pm
    L, 12-1 ^ @Pit
  • Tulo removed from game with quad tightness
    Troy Tulowitzki left Tuesday's game against the Yankees with tightness in his right quad.

    Advice: Tulowitzki was 1-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base before exiting. He may have injured the quad on that swipe of second base in the top of the seventh. Ryan Goins moved to shortstop and catcher Russell Martin took over at second to close out the 6-0 loss. Tulo will be reevaluated by the Blue Jays training staff on Wednesday. Today, 7:08 pm
    L, 6-0 ^ @NYY
  • Jean Segura exits game after HBP on helmet
    Jean Segura left Tuesday's game against the Pirates after taking a pitch off his helmet.

    Advice: Pirates reliever Arquimedes Caminero, one of the hardest throwers in the majors, struck Segura with a 96 mph fastball in the top of the seventh inning. Segura was eventually able to walk off the field on his own, but this is an obvious concussion-watch situation. There should be an update from the Diamondbacks after the game. Today, 6:39 pm
    L, 12-1 ^ @Pit
  • Flores (hamstring) goes 2-for-3 on rehab
    Wilmer Flores (hamstring) went 2-for-3 in his rehab debut Tuesday with Double-A Binghamton.

    Advice: He also played seven innings at first base without issue. Flores is on track to return from the disabled list when first eligible this Friday night against the Dodgers and he could see a good amount of starts at first base with Lucas Duda (back) sidelined. Today, 5:43 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 7-4 x @Was
  • Simmons (thumb) clear for baseball activities
    Andrelton Simmons (thumb) has begun baseball activities, per's Alden Gonzalez.

    Advice: That includes swinging a bat, playing catch, and fielding grounders. Simmons is just two weeks into his recovery from a UCL tear in his left thumb and will probably remain on the disabled list through much of June. The original timetable issued May 12 called for an absence of 6-8 weeks. Today, 3:17 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 4-1 x @Tex
  • Jason Kipnis gets the night off against Sale
    Jason Kipnis is getting the day off Tuesday.

    Advice: Jose Ramirez will start at second base and bat second versus White Sox left-hander Chris Sale. Kipnis is slashing .255/.276/.345 against lefties this season and .294/.353/.487 against right-handers. Today, 2:28 pm
  • Kinsler scratched Tuesday with flu symptoms
    Ian Kinsler was scratched from the Tigers' lineup Tuesday due to flu-like symptoms.

    Advice: Mike Aviles will start at second base and Cameron Maybin will bat leadoff versus Phillies right-hander Jeremy Hellickson. Kinsler is considered day-to-day. Today, 2:17 pm
    W, 3-1 vs ^ Phi
  • Dozier on the bench again Tuesday for Twins
    Brian Dozier is on the bench again Tuesday.

    Advice: Dozier is stuck in a nasty slump and batting .199/.284/.318 in 151 total at-bats this season. Eduardo Nunez will start at second base and bat leadoff for the Twins on Tuesday night against Royals righty Edinson Volquez. Today, 1:54 pm
  • Odor (suspension) in Rangers' lineup Tuesday
    Rougned Odor is batting leadoff in the Rangers' starting lineup Tuesday versus Anaheim.

    Advice: Odor had an appeal hearing for his eight-game suspension on Tuesday afternoon, but the Rangers aren't expecting a ruling to come down before the start of Tuesday night's game against the visiting Angels. The second baseman was issued the suspension (and a fine) for his role in last Sunday's brawl with the Blue Jays. Odor got a clean shot to the face of Jose Bautista after Bautista slid hard into him at the second base bag. Today, 1:16 pm
    W, 4-1 vs ^ LAA
  • Rollins out of White Sox lineup on Tuesday
    Jimmy Rollins is out of the White Sox lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Rollins is batting just .230/.290/.349 in 32 games this season and will continue to get regular days off. Tyler Saladino will start at shortstop and hit ninth Tuesday versus Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin. Today, 12:57 pm
  • Hernandez dropped to seventh Tuesday
    Cesar Hernandez has been dropped to seventh in the order for Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

    Advice: Hernandez has mostly batted second recently, but he owns an underwhelming .252/.301/.305 batting line through 42 games. Freddy Galvis will get a chance in the No. 2 spot versus Justin Verlander. Today, 12:31 pm
    L, 3-1 ^ @Det
  • Kang (hand) returns to Tuesday's lineup
    Jung Ho Kang (hand) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Kang missed back-to-back starts after leaving Saturday's game with a jammed left hand, but he's feeling better now. He'll bat cleanup against right-hander Shelby Miller. Today, 11:07 am
    W, 12-1 vs ^ Ari
  • JaCoby Jones blasts first home run of 2016
    Tigers IF/OF prospect JaCoby Jones slammed his first home run of the 2016 season Monday in a win for Double-A Erie.

    Advice: In addition to his solo shot off Reading left-hander Tom Windle, Jones also contributed an RBI single as part of a four-run seventh inning. Jones has gotten off to a strong start with four multi-hit games in his first six contests. Through 26 at-bats, his slugging percentage sits at an impressive .577. The 24-year-old served a 50-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy earlier this year. Today, 10:30 am
    Not Active
    W, 3-1 vs x Phi
  • Peralta (thumb) doubles in rehab game
    Jhonny Peralta (thumb) went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored Monday in his third minor league rehab game with Class A Peoria.

    Advice: Peralta, who is working his way back from thumb surgery, also played six innings at shortstop. He has seen time between shortstop and third base during his minor league rehab assignment, as the Cardinals are preparing to mix and match in their infield when he returns from the disabled list. He appears on track to be activated in early June. Today, 5:37 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 12-3 vs x ChC
  • Clint Barmes decides to retire from MLB
    Clint Barmes told Jessica Kleinschmidt of FanDuel that he has decided to retire from baseball.

    Advice: Barmes made the decision in the middle of a recent game with Triple-A Omaha and was given his release by the Royals on Monday. "Coming back I think I decided I would give Triple-A a little time to help make my decision easier for me as far as having no regrets when I do make that decision," said Barmes. "At this point I can honestly say I can look back and know I don’t have any regrets." Barmes produced a .245/.294/.379 career batting line over 13 seasons to go along with 89 homers and 415 RBI. Today, 5:31 am
    Not Active
    W, 7-4 x @Min
  • Enrique Hernandez goes 0-for-4
    Enrique Hernandez went 0-for-4 against the Reds on Monday, dropping his average to .190.

    Advice: Hernandez has lost some playing time with Carl Crawford back and Trayce Thompson hitting, and he stands to lose more now with his OPS down to .594. The Dodgers value his versatility, but if the slump continues, perhaps he'll be sent down to play regularly in Triple-A for a spell. Yesterday, 9:41 pm
    Player Note
    Kiké Hernández LAD - 2B,SS,OF
    W, 8-2 vs x Cin
  • Jose Ramirez homers twice for Tribe
    After entering play with one homer on the year, Jose Ramirez went deep in both ends of Monday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

    Advice: He had a two-run homer in the first game and a solo shot in the second. Ramirez has been a terrific surprise this year, hitting .293 with a .782 OPS in significantly more playing time than he was expected to receive. He went into 2016 with a .239 average and a .644 OPS in 564 major league at-bats. He'll continue to play pretty regularly between left field and third base for as long as he continues to hit. Yesterday, 9:16 pm
    Player Note
    José Ramírez Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    W, 6-2 ^ @CWS
  • White Sox option INF Sanchez to Triple-A
    White Sox optioned INF Carlos Sanchez to Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Erik Johnson to start the nightcap of Monday's doubleheader versus the Indians. Sanchez is 4-for-26 (.154) in 11 games with the White Sox this season and should be back at some point this summer. Yesterday, 5:57 pm
    Not Active
    L, 6-2 vs x Cle
  • Lawrie has two-run homer vs. Indians
    Brett Lawrie filled up the box score in the first game of Monday’s doubleheader against the Indians by going 2-for-2 with a three-run homer, two walks, a stolen base, and two runs scored.

    Advice: His fifth-inning blast against Mike Clevinger was a no-doubter, as it traveled an estimated 417 feet. Lawrie has had a quiet may, but he’s up to six homers, 19 RBI, and three steals through 44 games. With a hitter-friendly stadium as the backdrop, he’s capable of being a useful middle infield option in mixed fantasy leagues. Yesterday, 5:49 pm
    L, 6-2 vs ^ Cle
  • Royals release INF Clint Barmes
    Royals released INF Clint Barmes.

    Advice: Barmes exercised the opt-out clause in his minor league contract. The 37-year-old was batting just .204/.255/.306 over 29 games in Triple-A, but he's hoping to find a better opportunity elsewhere. Yesterday, 4:50 pm
    Not Active
    W, 7-4 x @Min
  • Dozier benched for Monday's game vs. KC
    Brian Dozier is on the bench for Monday's game against the Royals.

    Advice: Dozier has just four hits in his last 38 at-bats and is batting .199/.284/.318 overall this season. Perhaps a day off will do him some good. Eduardo Nunez will fill in at second base and bat leadoff. Yesterday, 1:35 pm
  • Harrison drives in two, swipes seventh base
    Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 with two RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored in the Pirates' 6-3 victory over the Rockies on Monday afternoon.

    Advice: Harrison hit an RBI single in the bottom of the second and then stole second base. He hit another RBI single in the third and scored on a line-drive single by pitcher Wilfredo Boscan. Harrison has registered a respectable .308/.337/.410 batting line with 23 RBI, seven steals, and 17 runs scored in 42 games this season. Yesterday, 1:10 pm
    Player Note
    Josh Harrison Pit - 2B,3B,OF
    W, 12-1 vs ^ Ari
  • Kang (hand) flies out as pinch-hitter Monday
    Jung Ho Kang (hand) flied out as a pinch-hitter on Monday afternoon against the Rockies.

    Advice: Kang was held out of the starting lineup again with a jammed left hand, but he is expected back Tuesday and his at-bat Monday served as a positive sign even though it will go down as nothing more than a loud out. He hit the ball to the deep left-center field notch at PNC Park. Yesterday, 12:27 pm
    W, 12-1 vs ^ Ari
  • Twins activate Eduardo Escobar from the DL
    Twins activated SS Eduardo Escobar from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Escobar missed 16 days with a strained left groin. He returns Monday to a .237/.275/.289 batting line. Yesterday, 10:04 am
    Player Note
    Eduardo Escobar Min - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    L, 7-4 vs ^ KC
  • Twins option Jorge Polanco to AAA level
    Twins optioned INF Jorge Polanco to Triple-A Rochester.

    Advice: Polanco has already been up and down multiple times this season. He's 6-for-26 (.231) in the majors. Yesterday, 10:03 am
    Not Active
    L, 7-4 vs x KC
  • Kang (hand) expected to return on Tuesday
    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Jung Ho Kang (hand) will return to the lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: His jammed left hand will get one more day of rest as the Bucs play a makeup game against the Rockies on Monday afternoon in Pittsburgh. Sean Rodriguez is starting at shortstop and batting eighth against Colorado right-hander Jordan Lyles. David Freese is at third. Kang injured the hand on a play at home plate Saturday. Yesterday, 8:12 am
    W, 12-1 vs ^ Ari
  • Kang (hand) not in Pirates' lineup on Monday
    Jung Ho Kang (hand) is not in the Pirates' starting lineup Monday versus the Rockies.

    Advice: Kang was able to hit in a batting cage before Sunday's rainout, but he'll take another day of rest in Monday's makeup game. Sean Rodriguez is at shortstop and David Freese is at third base in the afternoon tilt. Yesterday, 7:14 am
    W, 12-1 vs ^ Ari
  • Twins will activate Eduardo Escobar on Mon.
    Eduardo Escobar (groin) will be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

    Advice: Escobar went 4-for-11 on a three-game minor league rehab assignment with High-A Fort Myers. He has been on the disabled list since May 7 due to a left groin strain and returns to a weak .237/.275/.289 batting line. Yesterday, 7:11 am
    Player Note
    Eduardo Escobar Min - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    L, 7-4 vs ^ KC
  • Eduardo Escobar (groin) completes rehab?
    Eduardo Escobar (groin) went 0-for-3 with a walk Sunday in his third rehab game with High-A Fort Myers.

    Advice: That makes him 4-for-11 on his rehab assignment. Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press believes Escobar could be activated from the disabled list ahead of the Twins' series opener Monday night against the Royals. The infielder has been sidelined since May 7 because of a strained left groin. Yesterday, 6:28 am
    Player Note
    Eduardo Escobar Min - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    L, 7-4 vs ^ KC
  • Rougned Odor's appeal to be heard on Tuesday
    Rougned Odor is scheduled to have his appeal hearing on his eight-game suspension on Tuesday.

    Advice: John McHale, the Executive Vice President of MLB will hear the appeal and make the final ruling. Regardless of whether or not the suspension gets lessened, Odor is expected to begin serving his punishment on Friday. That means fantasy owners will need to have an alternative option lined up for next weekend. Sunday, 6:37 pm
    W, 4-1 vs ^ LAA
  • Kipnis notches two-run single against Red Sox
    Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a two-run single in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: Kipnis tied up the game with his two-run single off Rick Porcello in the second inning, but the Indians would not score again in the contest and ultimately lost 5-2 on the afternoon. With his two singles on Sunday, Kipnis is slashing .283/.333/.446 with six homers, 26 RBI, 24 runs scored and three steals over 166 at-bats. Sunday, 2:39 pm
  • Rougned Odor not in Sunday's lineup
    Rougned Odor is not in the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Odor has had trouble in his career against Dallas Keuchel, so he'll get a breather for this one. Shin-Soo Choo and Mitch Moreland are also sitting against the southpaw, as the Rangers are going with Hanser Alberto at second base, Drew Stubbs in right field and Ryan Rua at first base. Sunday, 8:13 am
    W, 4-1 vs ^ LAA
  • Jung Ho Kang (hand) not in Sunday's lineup
    Jung Ho Kang (hand) is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Kang departed Saturday's game after injuring his left hand on a play at home plate, although X-rays came back negative. He'll go through some tests before the Pirates determine whether he'll be available off the bench. Pittsburgh has David Freese at third base and Sean Rodriguez at shortstop, as Jordy Mercer is getting a breather. Sunday, 7:52 am
    W, 12-1 vs ^ Ari
  • Kang's hand X-rays come back negative
    X-rays on Jung Ho Kang's injured hand came back negative.

    Advice: He left Saturday's game with left hand discomfort after getting thrown out at home plate. Kang wasn't getting any treatment on his hand after the game and seemed optimistic about his status. While we wouldn't expect to see him in the lineup Sunday, it doesn't appear that Kang will miss much time. Saturday, 8:05 pm
    W, 12-1 vs ^ Ari
  • Jung Ho Kang exits with left hand discomfort
    Jung Ho Kang left Saturday's game against the Rockies with left hand discomfort.

    Advice: He suffered the injury on a play at home plate. Kang didn't immediately come out of the game but was eventually replaced by David Freese in the sixth inning. He went 1-for-3 with a double before exiting. The Pirates are calling Kang day-to-day. Saturday, 4:37 pm
    W, 12-1 vs ^ Ari
  • Wilmer Flores to begin rehab on Tuesday
    Wilmer Flores (hamstring) will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Tuesday.

    Advice: Flores is expected to be activated from the disabled list as soon as he's eligible on Friday. He'll get a few games under his belt in the minor leagues to get his timing back before a return to a utility role with the Mets. Saturday, 10:23 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 7-4 x @Was
  • Jimmy Rollins remains out of White Sox lineup
    Jimmy Rollins is once again absent from the White Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It's curious to see the veteran infielder get two days off in a row without any known ailment. Tyler Saladino is once again starting in his place and will bat ninth against Danny Duffy and the Royals. Saturday, 8:30 am
  • Jason Kipnis powers Indians past Red Sox
    Jason Kipnis clobbered a three-run homer in the third inning on Friday, powering the Indians to a 4-2 victory over the Red Sox in Boston.

    Advice: After falling behind 2-0 early, the Indians struck for four runs in the third, which proved to be more than enough for Corey Kluber. Kipnis also singled, finishing the night 2-for-5 with a run scored and three RBI. He's now hitting .285/.337/.456 with six homers, 24 RBI and three stolen bases. Friday, 7:29 pm
  • Jimmy Rollins not in Friday's lineup
    Jimmy Rollins is not in the White Sox' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's just getting a day off. Tyler Saladino is at shortstop. Friday, 12:30 pm
  • Jung Ho Kang not in Friday's lineup
    Jung Ho Kang is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's getting a day off as the Pirates continue to ease him back into things. David Freese is at third base. Friday, 12:09 pm
    W, 12-1 vs ^ Ari
  • Escobar (groin) begins rehab assignment
    Eduardo Escobar (groin) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Fort Myers on Friday.

    Advice: Escobar has missed the last couple weeks with a strained left groin. He should be activated in a few days but might be poised for a bench role with the way Eduardo Nunez is swinging the bat. Friday, 5:49 am
    Player Note
    Eduardo Escobar Min - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    L, 7-4 vs ^ KC
  • Rollins has stolen base, run scored vs. Stros
    Jimmy Rollins had a single, a run scored and a stolen base in Thursday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Rollins has found ways to contribute often, swiping his fourth base and scoring his 20th run in the game. He's hitting just .239/.297/.368 but isn't being pushed by Tyler Saladino for his starting job. Thursday, 7:43 pm
  • Lindor steals base, scores twice against Reds
    Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base Thursday against the Reds.

    Advice: Lindor continues to hit everything in sight, as Thursday was his fourth consecutive multi-hit game and his sixth in the last week. The stolen base -- as if stinging the ball every at-bat wasn't enough -- was his seventh of the year. The 22-year-old is now hitting .329/.382/.439 with 19 RBI and 27 runs scored overall. Thursday, 7:09 pm
  • Brian Dozier back hitting leadoff
    Brian Dozier will return to the leadoff spot for Thursday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Dozier was moved down in the order last week following a prolonged slump. He hasn't hit any better from the No. 6 spot in the lineup but interim leadoff hitter Joe Mauer wasn't setting the world on fire either. Both players have been major disappointments on the fantasy circuit this year. Thursday, 2:23 pm
  • Slumping Lawrie not in Chicago's starting lineup
    Brett Lawrie is not in the White Sox's starting lineup Thursday against the Astros.

    Advice: It will be his first absence of the season. Lawrie could use a day to clear his head. He's been pressing lately with 13 strikeouts and only three hits in his last 25 at-bats. Carlos Sanchez will take over at second base and bat second. Thursday, 1:54 pm
    L, 6-2 vs ^ Cle
  • Peralta (thumb) to begin rehab assignment Friday
    Jhonny Peralta (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Peoria on Friday.

    Advice: The Cardinals must have liked what they saw from Peralta at Wednesday's batting practice. At one time, it looked like Peralta might be out until the All-Star break but now it appears he's on track to return in early June. Peralta will play shortstop and third base during his rehab assignment. We'd expect him to regain the starting shortstop job upon his return with Aledmys Diaz shifting into a utility role. Thursday, 1:37 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 12-3 vs x ChC
  • Brett Lawrie goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Brett Lawrie went 0-for-4 and struck out three times Wednesday in the loss to the Astros.

    Advice: That's three straight 0-fors for Lawrie, He's 10-for-54 with one homer and 26 strikeouts since May 3, sending his OPS spiraling from .883 to .776. Wednesday, 8:38 pm
    L, 6-2 vs ^ Cle
  • Kang homers again in loss
    Jung Ho Kang launched his fifth homer of the season, a solo shot in the ninth that proved to be the Pirates only run against the Braves on Wednesday.

    Advice: Kang surprised many when he hit 15 home runs a year ago; however, he's proving that he has plenty more juice in the bat this year. The 29-year-old already has five homers in just 10 games back from the disabled list and is hitting .281/.351/.813 with 10 RBI. Given his shortstop eligibility, Kang projects to be massively valuable throughout the rest of the 2016 season. Wednesday, 6:53 pm
    W, 12-1 vs ^ Ari
  • Jhonny Peralta (thumb) takes batting practice
    Jhonny Peralta (thumb) took batting practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: This was the first time Peralta had taken part in batting practice since he underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb in early March. GM John Mozeliak has indicated that the veteran shortstop could begin a rehab assignment this week. Wednesday, 2:58 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 12-3 vs x ChC
  • Kinsler goes yard in fourth consecutive game
    Ian Kinsler finished 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's 6-3 victory over the Twins.

    Advice: Kinsler singled and scored in the first inning, smacked an RBI single in the third, and then took Twins reliever Taylor Rogers deep in the bottom of the sixth for a solo shot. The second baseman has now homered in four straight games and he boasts a .319/.367/.554 batting line with 10 homers, 24 RBI, and 37 runs scored in 39 total games this season. Wednesday, 1:18 pm
    W, 3-1 vs ^ Phi
  • Lindor doubles twice as part of 3-for-6 night
    Francisco Lindor doubled twice as part of a 3-for-6 night on Tuesday as the Indians routed the Reds.

    Advice: Cleveland's offense managed 13 runs on 17 hits -- with 10 of those runs and 14 of those hits coming against Cincinnati starter Alfredo Simon. That follows a 15-6 explosion against Reds pitching on Monday. If only Lindor and the Indians could play the cross-state club all the time. Tuesday, 6:47 pm
  • Report: Rougned Odor suspended eight games
    MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports that MLB has suspended Rougned Odor for eight games for his actions during Sunday's brawl with the Blue Jays.

    Advice: It's right around where most expected the suspension would fall. Odor plans to appeal, so he can continue to play until his case is heard. MLB is expected to announce multiple suspensions and punishments on Tuesday. Tuesday, 11:56 am
    W, 4-1 vs ^ LAA
  • Odor likely to get suspension around 8 games
    MLB Network's Jon Heyman hears that Rougned Odor is likely to get a suspension around eight games.

    Advice: That's right around where most have speculated, but MLB is expected to make an official announcement on Tuesday. Odor, who punched Jose Baustista in the jaw on Sunday, will have the ability to appeal the suspension. Additional suspensions are also expected. Tuesday, 10:15 am
    W, 4-1 vs ^ LAA
  • Suspensions coming Tuesday for TEX/TOR brawl
    MLB Network's Jon Morosi reports that MLB will announce "multiple" suspensions Tuesday for Sunday's brawl between the Rangers and Blue Jays.

    Advice: Rougned Odor is expected to receive the lengthiest suspension for punching Jose Bautista in the jaw, but he won't be the only one. Josh Donaldson, Matt Bush, Kevin Pillar, Jesse Chavez, and Blue Jays manager John Gibbons are among those who could also receive fines and suspensions. Stay tuned. Tuesday, 7:45 am
    W, 4-1 vs ^ LAA
  • Ian Kinsler belts eighth homer in Tigers' win
    Ian Kinsler went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and RBI double in Monday's win over the Twins.

    Advice: Kinsler led off the bottom of the first inning with a blast off of Jose Berrios and it turned out to be an eight-run first inning for the Tigers. They went deep three times on the night, with J.D. Martinez and Nick Castellanos also hitting balls over the boards. With eight longballs on the season, Kinsler is just three shy of last year's total. May 16, 7:09 pm
    W, 3-1 vs ^ Phi
  • Rougned Odor in Monday's lineup vs. A's
    Rougned Odor is in Monday's lineup versus the Athletics.

    Advice: Odor will be suspended for socking Jose Bautista in the face on Sunday, but MLB hasn't announced the punishment yet. Expect some word early this week. May 16, 4:01 pm
    W, 4-1 vs ^ LAA
  • Ian Desmond plates four to beat Blue Jays
    Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 and drove home four runs on Sunday, leading the Rangers to a 7-6 victory over the Blue Jays in a wild game that included two bench-clearing altercations and countless ejections.

    Advice: Desmond delivered an RBI double in the third inning to open the scoring for the Rangers. He then provided the game's biggest blow, tagging Jesse Chavez with a three-run homer in the seventh that gave the Rangers the lead. He's now hitting .264/.333/.457 with five homers and 23 RBI on the season. May 15, 4:40 pm
    W, 4-1 vs ^ LAA
  • Odor ejected after clocking Bautista in jaw
    Rougned Odor was ejected from Sunday's game against the Blue Jays after landing a massive right hook to the jaw of Jose Bautista during a benches-clearing brawl.

    Advice: After a hard slide from Bautista into second base, Odor wasted no time clocking Bautista which started the altercation. He'll almost certainly face a suspension which could be lengthy, so fantasy owners should prepare to have an alternative option on hand. Jose Bautista, Josh Donaldson and Jesse Chavez were among the others ejected during the brawls. May 15, 4:08 pm
    W, 4-1 vs ^ LAA
  • Jason Kipnis launches solo homer in loss
    Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

    Advice: Kipnis connected for home run No. 5 off of Twins reliever Trevor May to lead off the eighth inning. At the time, it drew the Indians to within 3-1. They wouldn't score again. This was Kipnis' 11th multi-hit performance in 34 games. He holds a fine .287/.333/.456 triple-slash over his first 136 at-bats. May 15, 1:01 pm
  • Peralta (thumb) nearing rehab assignment
    Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said on KMOX 1120 AM in St. Louis on Sunday that Jhonny Peralta (thumb) could begin a rehab assignment this week.

    Advice: Mozeliak expects Peralta to be cleared for full baseball activities this week and the shortstop might be ready for rehab games, as well. The veteran infielder is look at a late May/early June return. He is expected to regain his shortstop job upon his return, which means Aledmys Diaz will likely shift over to second base and/or be used at multiple infield positions. May 15, 9:49 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 12-3 vs x ChC
  • Jimmy Rollins sitting out on Sunday
    Jimmy Rollins is not in the White Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. Tyler Saladino will hold down shortstop. May 15, 7:15 am
  • Jays hit pair of 9th inning homers to tie TEX
    Justin Smoak and Troy Tulowitzki hit back-to-back home runs to tie the Rangers in the ninth inning of Saturday's 6-5, 10-inning loss.

    Advice: Smoak was first up, clobbering a two-run homer off Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson with one out to draw the Blue Jays to within 5-4. That score would not even last one pitch, as Tulo promptly pounced on Tolleson's first pitch for a scalding liner of a homer. Those dramatics were towering, but would be erased one inning later when Drew Stubbs ended the game with a walk-off home run. For Tulowitzki, the ninth-inning homer was his eighth of the season. The slugger holds a .185/.280/.392 triple-slash across 130 at-bats. He has now homered in back-to-back games, perhaps a sign that his bat will soon wake from its slumber. May 14, 8:28 pm
    L, 6-0 ^ @NYY
  • Jhonny Peralta (thumb) likely to stay at shortstop
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny expects Jhonny Peralta (thumb) to only play shortstop during his rehab assignment.

    Advice: He's tentatively expected to begin a rehab assignment next week. Aledmys Diaz has swung a hot bat since taking over at shortstop and it's going to be hard to take him out of the lineup. Peralta has played third base in the past (203 career starts) but that's not an option Matheny is currently considering. Diaz may end up playing all over the infield when Peralta returns from thumb surgery next month. May 14, 6:09 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 12-3 vs x ChC
  • Tulo homers, knocks in three runs vs. Rangers
    Troy Tulowitzki homered and knocked in three runs Friday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Tulowitzki was credited with an RBI on a fielder’s choice in the sixth inning to get the Blue Jays on the board before adding a two-run homer in the eighth for some insurance. The 31-year-old has posted a miserable .175/.274/.357 batting line through 35 games, but he has at least contributed with seven home runs and 19 RBI. May 13, 10:35 pm
    L, 6-0 ^ @NYY
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