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  • OF Kemp remains white hot, homers again
    Matt Kemp singled in the game-winning run Wednesday in the tenth inning against the Braves, garnishing a monster offensive night.

    Advice: He went 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBI on Tuesday, and 3-for-4 with a round-tripper, walk, two RBI and two runs scored tonight. Kemp has gone 12-for-19 (.632) during the Dodgers' five-game winning streak. Kemp was batting .265 10 days ago, but his hot streak has spiked his average to .288, the highest mark the outfielder has posted since finishing at .303 in 2012. Don't count out the possibility of a fireworks display over the last two months.
    Yesterday, 10:51 pm
  • Upton goes 3-for-4 with a double and HR
    Justin Upton went 3-for-4 with a double and a solo homer in the Braves' 3-2 10-inning loss versus the Dodgers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Upton's third hit, a round-tripper to left in the ninth inning which tied the game and saddled Kenley Jansen with a blown save, was his 19th of the season. He's riding a modest four-game hitting streak and is now slashing .287/.354/.511. Upton is on pace for 29 homers and 93 RBI.
    Yesterday, 10:45 pm
  • Gyorko goes 3-for-5 with double, homer, 4 RBI
    Jedd Gyorko finished 3-for-5 with a double, solo homer, four RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's 12-1 thrashing of St. Louis.

    Advice: Lady and gentleman, we've officially received signs of life from the 25-year-old second baseman. Gyorko hit just .162/.213/.270 in 221 plate appearances before missing close to two months with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Since his activation on Monday, he's gone 6-for-11 (.545). Gyorko is owned in only 33-percent of Yahoo! leagues, a number that isn't high enough. Based on the offensive chops he showed as a rookie -- including a .249/.301 /.444 slash line and 23 homers, which earned a five-year, $35 million contract extension -- it's not out of the question that the former top prospect could thrive over the next few months.
    Yesterday, 10:36 pm
  • Solarte continues to mash, smacks 4 singles
    Yangervis Solarte went 4-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's 12-1 romp over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Solarte had homered in two out of his last three games. He's now tallied an extra-base hit in four of eight games since coming over to the Padres from the Yankees along with Rafael De Paula for Chase Headley. Solarte has slashed .364/.410/.606 during that period. He's a must-start in NL-only formats at the moment, but it's likely you can find better options in your mixed league on the waiver wire.
    Yesterday, 10:33 pm
  • Trevor Plouffe goes hitless in loss
    Trevor Plouffe went hitless in a third straight game Wednesday and is hitting .190 in 42 at-bats since the All-Star break.

    Advice: Plouffe hasn't really been any good since April. The Twins aren't going to replace him during the season, but he'll be a candidate to be non-tendered this winter if he doesn't step it up.
    Yesterday, 8:43 pm
  • Valbuena's homer, 3 RBI not enough for Cubs
    Luis Valbuena went 3-for-5 with a game-tying two-run home run in the eighth inning, but the Cubs fell in 10 innings to the Rockies on Wednesday.

    Advice: Valbuena brought the Cubs to a 4-2 deficit with an RBI single in the sixth inning, then knotted it up at 4-4 with a two-run blast off of Rockies reliever Tommy Kahnle. Ultimately, the Cubs fell in 10 innings despite Valbuena's best efforts. The third baseman has had a good season, slashing .253/.336/.434 with eight home runs and 34 RBI.
    Yesterday, 8:35 pm
  • Dan Uggla likely to be released by Giants
    The Giants are likely to release second baseman Dan Uggla in the coming days.

    Advice: A report surfaced Wednesday that the team had already parted ways with the struggling infielder, but Uggla remains a member of the Giants for now. He likely won't be for too much longer, though, as sources have indicated to the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman that Uggla will be cut loose soon. Uggla is 0-for-11 with six strikeouts and three errors through four games with the club.
    Yesterday, 8:29 pm
  • Brett Gardner hits leadoff homer
    Brett Gardner delivered his fourth homer in three games Wednesday against the Rangers.

    Advice: It was a leadoff shot for the second straight night. Unfortunately, all four homers were solo blasts for Gardner, but that tends to happen with leadoff hitters. He's batting .311 with nine extra-base hits and 12 runs scored in 13 games since the break.
    Yesterday, 8:04 pm
  • Nats having internal discussions about Murphy
    The Nationals have had internal discussions about Daniel Murphy and Asdrubal Cabrera but no deal appears close, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

    Advice: The Nats are in need of an infielder with Ryan Zimmerman out for most of the rest of the regular season, and both Murphy and Cabrera would allow Anthony Rendon to remain at third base while pushing Danny Espinosa back to a bench role. Murphy would be a nice upgrade but would be tough to do within the same division, while Cabrera is a free agent after the season.
    Yesterday, 8:02 pm
  • Kemp not likely to be moved before deadline
    Pedro Moura of the Orange County Register said Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti strongly indicated Matt Kemp wouldn't be dealt before Thursday's trade deadline.

    Advice: Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times quoted Colletti as saying, "No one's ever heard me say we're shopping Matt Kemp. That's all in another world." The Kemp rumors have generally been one-sided, with the Dodgers playing the role of the team listening, so it stands to reason that Kemp will remain with the club barring a strong offer before the deadline.
    Yesterday, 7:48 pm
  • Heyward (back) not expected back before Fri.
    Jason Heyward (back) is expected to be out of the Braves lineup until Friday at the earliest.

    Advice: His back soreness has kept him out of two straight games, and Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he'll likely give Heyward another day off Thursday to get right. "We talked about it today and he's still not feeling well," Gonzalez said of Heyward. "If he comes in tomorrow and he's not feeling well, I'm not doing it, I'm not running him in there." Even with the days off, a DL stint doesn't appear to be in the cards for Heyward at this point.
    Yesterday, 7:40 pm
  • Report: Willingham staying put with Twins
    A source tells Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press that it appears Josh Willingham is "staying put" with the Twins through the trade deadline.

    Advice: Berardino also notes that a deal during the August waiver trading period is still a possibility. The outfielder is hitting .225/.367/.439 this year. A report from ESPN's Jerry Crasnick earlier Wednesday said the club is hopeful to move Willingham this season.
    Yesterday, 7:37 pm
  • Giants release second baseman Dan Uggla
    Giants released 2B Dan Uggla.

    Advice: Well, that was quick. Uggla played in just four games for the Giants, going hitless in 11 at-bats and committing three errors in the field. The Giants are rumored to be in the market for a second baseman before the trade deadline. Uggla's release emphasizes that idea.
    Yesterday, 6:51 pm
  • Jones' 21st homer powers O's past Angels
    Adam Jones went yard for the 21st time this season and finished 2-for-4 overall on Wednesday as the Orioles edged out the Angels for a win.

    Advice: Jones belted a two-run home run off of Garrett Richards in the first inning to stake the Orioles to a 2-0 lead. The outfielder went yard last night as well, giving him five long balls in 12 games since returning from the All-Star break. On the season, Jones owns a .294/.321/.498 slash line with 67 RBI and six stolen bases.
    Yesterday, 6:47 pm
  • Saunders could go on rehab assignment soon
    Michael Saunders (oblique) took batting practice Wednesday and could be on a rehab assignment as soon as the weekend.

    Advice: Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Saunders still isn't swinging at 100 percent and that "it's going to take some time," but McClendon had hopes Saunders will be advanced enough to begin a rehab assignment this weekend. Saunders has been on the disabled list since July 11 due to an oblique strain. He was hitting .276/.327/.434 before the injury.
    Yesterday, 5:10 pm
    Disabled List
    4:05 pm @Cle
  • Beckham among Giants' second base options
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports Gordon Beckham, Emilio Bonifacio and Asdrubal Cabrera are among the players being considered by the Giants to fill their second base void.

    Advice: Bonifacio appears to be on the move -- somewhere -- and the Jays are in on Cabrera as well, but Beckham's name is one that hasn't surfaced much in rumors recently. The second baseman is hitting .225/.271/.358 this season and wouldn't appear to be much of an upgrade for any team, but he's cheap and is under team control for another season.
    Yesterday, 4:11 pm
  • Blue Jays considering Cabrera for second base
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports the Blue Jays are looking at Asdrubal Cabrera to fill their second base vacancy.

    Advice: The Jays have a need but don't have much payroll flexibility, making Cabrera and his expiring contract a fit. FOX Sports' Jon Morosi also mentioned the Giants as having interest in Cabrera, presumably to play the keystone as well. The "perception" around baseball, per ESPN's Buster Olney, is that the Indians are prepared to move Cabrera before the deadline.
    Yesterday, 3:23 pm
  • CarGo (ankle, knee) out of lineup Wednesday
    Carlos Gonzalez (ankle, knee) is out of the Rockies' starting lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.

    Advice: CarGo was limping around the visitors clubhouse at Wrigley Field before Wednesday night's game. He rolled his ankle on Saturday and also has some left knee soreness.
    Yesterday, 3:07 pm
  • Dodgers option Darwin Barney to Triple-A
    Dodgers optioned 2B Darwin Barney to Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Barney was acquired from the Cubs earlier this week for pitcher Jonathan Martinez, but the 28-year-old infielder is going to get some time in the minors before joining Los Angeles' active roster. Barney is an elite defender at second base, but he owns a .244/.290/.335 career slash line at the major league level.
    Yesterday, 1:19 pm
    Not Active
    7:10 pm vs Atl
  • Astros looking to trade 1B-DH Chris Carter
    Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Astros are looking to trade Chris Carter.

    Advice: Carter has 21 home runs in 93 games this season but is also sporting a weak .212 batting average and .291 on-base percentage. The 27-year-old will be arbitration-eligible for the first time heading into 2015 and is under contractual control through 2018, so Houston will want something fairly significant in return.
    Yesterday, 1:11 pm
  • Pagan could begin rehab assignment Thurs.
    Angel Pagan (back) could begin a rehab assignment on Thursday if his full workout on Wednesday goes well.

    Advice: It's not clear how many rehab games he'll need, but Pagan has progressed well over the past week. He should be ready to rejoin the Giants' outfield in early August if he can avoid a setback. The veteran outfielder has been on the shelf since mid-June with a back injury.
    Yesterday, 12:06 pm
    Disabled List
  • Pedro Alvarez sitting out again Wednesday
    Pedro Alvarez is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday for the second straight game.

    Advice: Alvarez is over his left knee ailment, but the struggling third baseman has now been benched two days in a row versus a righty. The 27-year-old is batting just .224/.308/.362 this month and has had major issues with his throwing. Josh Harrison is at the hot corner Wednesday.
    Yesterday, 9:52 am
  • Chris Carter scratched due to illness
    Chris Carter was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to a stomach bug.

    Advice: Carter has been throwing up and is not feeling well enough to play. It's poor timing, as he's red-hot with eight homers over his last 19 games. He should be fine in a day or two, though.
    Yesterday, 9:20 am
  • Market for Josh Willingham is soft
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Twins "really want to move" Josh Willingham, but a competing executive said he doesn't think "they're getting any bites."

    Advice: The Mariners and Yankees have both been connected to Willingham, but it appears their interest might not be very strong. Willingham has 10 homers in 57 games this season but is batting just .219/.361/.421 overall. He's a free agent after the season, so the Twins would love to get something for him now while they can.
    Yesterday, 8:59 am
  • A's, Giants exploring options at 2B's Peter Gammons reports that the Athletics and Giants are "sifting through" potential options at second base, including Luis Valbuena, Asdrubal Cabrera, Aaron Hill, Martin Prado and Gordon Beckham.

    Advice: With Chase Utley not expected to be traded, the above group is the best of the lot for contenders looking to upgrade at second base. Of the five, only Hill and Beckham list second as their main position. However, all have plenty of experience at the keystone. The D'Backs appear much more willing to deal Hill than Prado.
    Yesterday, 8:29 am
  • Aaron Hill goes hitless in return to action
    Aaron Hill went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Hill missed back-to-back starts after being hit on the right hand by a pitch Saturday, but he's ready to go now. The 32-year-old could be traded before Thursday's deadline.
    Yesterday, 2:44 am
  • Kemp blasts two homers, collects four RBI
    Matt Kemp went 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBI in Tuesday's 8-4 win against the Braves.

    Advice: Kemp's two-run homer to the opposite field in the second off Atlanta starter Aaron Harang put the Dodgers up 2-1, and his two-run shot to dead center in the seventh gave Los Angeles a 7-4 lead. He went 103 plate appearances between hitting his last homer on June 25. This was the seventh multi-homer game of Kemp's career. His slash line is up to .282/.347/.453 to go with 10 homers and 44 RBI.
    Tuesday, 11:04 pm
  • Solarte continues to swing hot bat, homers
    Yangervis Solarte homered, walked and scored two runs on Tuesday in a 3-1 win against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Solarte delighted the faithful in his home debut, homering for the second time in three games. The infielder is off to a sizzling start on the West Coast, recording an RBI in six of his first seven games as a Padre. Solarte isn't likely to make anybody forget Chase Headley, but he is slashing .286/.353/.571 over his short tenure with the Padres.
    Tuesday, 10:40 pm
  • Posey has 3 hits in Giants 6th straight loss
    Buster Posey went 3-for-4 Tuesday in a 3-1 setback against the Pirates.

    Advice: Posey came into tonight in a 3-for-17 slump, so it was nice to see the big game, though it came without an extra-base hit, run scored or RBI. It was that kind of night for the offense, and it's been that kind of week for the Giants, who are free-falling. San Francisco has been outscored 27-6 during its current six-game losing streak.
    Tuesday, 10:10 pm
  • Gardner gets four hits, Yanks outlast Rangers
    Brett Gardner continued his hot hitting on Tuesday, going 4-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and three runs scored in the Yankees' 12-11 victory over the Rangers.

    Advice: Gardner is now 7-for-10 with three home runs and five runs scored in the first two games of the series. His three runs give him 67 runs scored for the year, sixth-most in the American League. The 30-year-old's hit parade has his triple slash line up to .283/.357/.455, and if the season ended today he would set personal bests in both slugging percentage and OPS.
    Tuesday, 9:47 pm
  • J.P. Arencibia homers twice, drives in seven
    J.P. Arencibia had a ridiculous night at the plate Tuesday, finishing 4-for-5 with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBI against the Yankees.

    Advice: Arencibia connected on a solo shot in the fifth inning before blasting a grand slam in the seventh. His 12 total bases were a career high for a single game, and it was the eighth two-homer game of his career. The power has always been present, but his .183/.223/.404 line is what keeps him from being a fantasy option.
    Tuesday, 9:39 pm
  • Andrus has three-hit, two-RBI night vs. Yanks
    Elvis Andrus finished 3-for-5 with two RBI, a stolen base and a run scored against the Yankees on Tuesday.

    Advice: Andrus had three of the Rangers' 15 hits on the night. The stolen base was his 21st of the year, fourth-best in the American League. He's hit safely in six straight games, raising his season line to .268/.316/.342. It's been a down year by Andrus' standards, but perhaps his recent success is a sign of better things to come from here out.
    Tuesday, 9:23 pm
  • Reddick homers, scores twice in win over HOU
    Josh Reddick went 2-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in the Athletics' come-from-behind win over the Astros on Tuesday.

    Advice: Reddick hit a solo shot off Scott Feldman in the fifth inning, and he also scored in the team's six-run ninth inning. Reddick has come back from a strained right knee with a purpose, going 10-for-28 (.357) with four doubles, two homers, four RBI and seven runs scored in eight games. The strong stretch has his overall line up to .246/.305/.406.
    Tuesday, 9:02 pm
  • Jones homers but O's need 12 to beat Angels
    Adam Jones hit a solo home run, his only hit in five at-bats, in Tuesday's 12-inning win over the Angels.

    Advice: Jones tied the game up at 1-1 when he took Jered Weaver deep in the first inning. It's the 20th blast of the season for the 28-year-old outfielder, who now has four consecutive seasons with at least 20 homers. Jones is slashing .292/.319/.491 with 65 RBI and six stolen bases.
    Tuesday, 8:23 pm
  • Mariners talking to Twins about Willingham
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Mariners are talking to the Twins about Josh Willingham.

    Advice: It's not surprising, as the M's have been searching for a right-handed bat and Willingham is one of the better ones available. At this point, it's not clear how far along the talks are between the two clubs. Willingham entered play Tuesday batting just .219/.361/.421, but he's slugged 10 homers over 57 games.
    Tuesday, 7:48 pm
  • Heyward (back) expected back Wed. or Thurs.
    Jason Heyward (back) is expected to return to the Braves' lineup on Wednesday or Thursday.

    Advice: Heyward left Monday's game with lower back soreness and is sitting out on Tuesday, but it appears it's just a minor issue. Ryan Doumit is getting the start in right field Tuesday.
    Tuesday, 4:10 pm
  • Saunders (oblique) to take BP on Tuesday
    Michael Saunders will take on-field batting practice Tuesday for the first time since straining his oblique.

    Advice: If all goes smoothly, Saunders could begin a minor league rehab assignment by the end of this week. The outfielder has been on the disabled list since July 11.
    Tuesday, 1:04 pm
    Disabled List
    4:05 pm @Cle
  • Indians ready to deal Cabrera, Masterson
    Buster Olney of writes that the "perception" around the Indians is that they are ready to move both Asdrubal Cabrera and Justin Masterson.

    Advice: The Indians are just four games out in the AL Wild Card race and 6 1/2 games back in the AL Central, but they could move one or both if the right offer comes along. Cabrera and Masterson are both set to become free agents this offseason.
    Tuesday, 10:46 am
  • Hill (hand) flies out as pinch-hitter
    Aaron Hill (hand) flew out as a pinch-hitter Monday.

    Advice: Hill left Saturday's game after he was hit on the right hand with a pitch and has missed back-to-back starts since, but he's expected to return to the lineup Tuesday. The 32-year-old could be a trade target this week.
    Tuesday, 12:47 am
  • Chris Carter hits three-run homer
    Chris Carter hit a three-run homer off Jesse Chavez on Monday, giving him 21 homers this year.

    Advice: He hit the first of the Astros' four homers tonight. Carter is 10-for-29 in his last eight games, raising his average from .200 to .214.
    Monday, 8:51 pm
  • Brett Gardner launches two homers
    Brett Gardner went 3-for-5 and hit his 11th and 12th homers Monday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Gardner homered in consecutive at-bats off Yu Darvish, which is a pretty impressive feat. He's up to 12 homers this year, which is four more than he had ever hit before. Oddly, he has just 13 doubles after hitting 33 last year. Still, it's quite a season that he's having.
    Monday, 8:26 pm
  • Red Sox not targeting Kemp at the moment's Rob Bradford reports that the Red Sox are "not looking to trade for" Matt Kemp at the moment.

    Advice: ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes reported Sunday that the Sox were considering a run at Kemp, possibly as part of a package that would send Jon Lester to the Dodgers. Bradford, though, is hearing otherwise. The Mariners are known to have interest in Kemp, but Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan said Sunday that he's more of a backup plan for them at this time. The Dodgers will have to eat a big portion of the $107 million Kemp is owed after this season in order to make a deal happen.
    Monday, 5:14 pm
  • Pagan to go through full workout Tuesday
    Angel Pagan (back) could be cleared to begin a rehab assignment if he gets through a full workout Tuesday with no issues.

    Advice: Pagan has been on the shelf since the middle of June with a strained back, but he's felt much better in recent days and should be ready for game action later this week if he avoids a setback. He's on pace to rejoin the Giants in early August if all goes well.
    Monday, 5:04 pm
    Disabled List
  • Aaron Hill (hand) expected back on Tuesday
    Aaron Hill (hand) is expected back in the lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: Hill has missed the last two games after being hit on the right hand by a pitch Saturday, but he's feeling much better. The second baseman had heated up at the plate of late, batting .410/.442/.718 with a couple homers during a 10-game hit streak.
    Monday, 3:55 pm
  • CarGo (ankle) back in Monday's lineup
    Carlos Gonzalez (ankle) is back in Monday's lineup against the Cubs.

    Advice: CarGo rolled his ankle prior to Saturday's game and missed two straight starts, but he's ready to give it a go. He'll bat third against Tsuyoshi Wada.
    Monday, 1:40 pm
  • Hill (hand) out of lineup again Monday
    Aaron Hill (hand) is out of Monday's lineup against the Reds.

    Advice: Hill left Saturday's game after he was hit on the right hand with a pitch and will now miss his second straight start. He is available off the bench Monday, so it sounds like he'll be ready to go soon.
    Monday, 1:19 pm
  • Dodgers acquire Barney from Cubs for PTBNL
    Dodgers acquired 2B Darwin Barney from the Cubs for a player to be named later and cash considerations.

    Advice: The Cubs designated Barney for assignment last week, handing second base duties to Arismendy Alcantara and Emilio Bonifacio. Barney had a rough .244/.290/.335 batting line in parts of five seasons with Chicago, but he's an elite defender at second base. The Dodgers plan to use him all around their infield.
    Monday, 11:58 am
    Not Active
    7:10 pm vs Atl
  • Report: Darwin Barney traded to Dodgers
    According to Mark D. Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, infielder Darwin Barney is headed to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Barney was designated for assignment by the Cubs last week after batting just .244/.290/.335 in parts of five seasons with Chicago. He is a very good defensive second baseman -- with a Gold Glove Award to prove it -- but the 28-year-old simply can't hit.
    Monday, 11:29 am
    Not Active
    7:10 pm vs Atl
  • Heyward departs game with sore lower back
    Jason Heyward left Monday afternoon's series finale against the Padres with lower back soreness.

    Advice: Heyward grounded out to first base in the bottom of the second inning in his only at-bat of the game. Ryan Doumit replaced him in right field. Heyward is day-to-day.
    Monday, 10:14 am
  • Padres activate Jedd Gyorko (foot) from DL
    Padres activated 2B Jedd Gyorko from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Gyorko wound up missing close to two months with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. He was batting just .162/.213/.270 in 221 plate appearances before the injury, but the 25-year-old second baseman is capable of much better down the stretch. Gyorko signed a five-year, $35 million contract extension with the Friars in early April.
    Monday, 7:39 am
  • CarGo (ankle) enters game Sun. in sixth
    Carlos Gonzalez (ankle) entered Sunday's loss to the Pirates in the top of the sixth inning.

    Advice: That's a good sign for CarGo's ankle, which he rolled in a pregame workout on Saturday. The 28-year-old outfielder should be in the Rockies' lineup Monday in Chicago.
    Monday, 5:34 am
  • Carlos Gonzalez returned to action on Sunday July 27.
    Monday, 12:45 am
  • Dan Uggla goes hitless in loss to Dodgers
    Dan Uggla had a rough night in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers going 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts, and also making a critical error that led to an unearned run.

    Advice: Uggla also drew a walk in the ballgame. He's now hitting an unfathomable .152/.234/.217 on the season and is closer to being released than he is to being fantasy relevant once again.
    Sunday, 8:25 pm
  • Solarte hits first Padres homer vs. Braves
    Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-5 with his first home run as a member of the Padres in Sunday's loss to the Braves.

    Advice: Solarte has enjoyed a revitalization since being dealt to the Padres, going 7-for-21 (.333) with Sunday's homer, five RBI and five runs scored. The infielder is hitting .260/.341/.396 overall. He'll continue to get everyday playing time for the next two months and is a decent option in NL-only leagues.
    Sunday, 7:17 pm
  • Jones scores winning run in extras to top M's
    Adam Jones doubled twice and scored two runs, including the game-winning run in the 10th inning, as the Orioles beat the Mariners 3-2 on Sunday.

    Advice: Jones doubled and scored in the eighth and 10th innings, finishing 2-for-5. He'd had just two doubles all month prior to the game. His 61 runs scored are 10th-most in the American League, and the outfielder is hitting .293/.321/.487 with 19 home runs and 64 RBI overall.
    Sunday, 5:55 pm
  • Jedd Gyorko to be activated from DL on Monday
    Jedd Gyorko (plantar fasciitis) will be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

    Advice: He has completed a minor league rehab stint with Triple-A El Paso and deemed ready to return. Before hitting the shelf in early June, he had hit just .162/.213/.270 with five homers and 24 RBI in his first 56 games.
    Sunday, 5:33 pm
  • Murphy doubles, scores in win over Brewers
    Daniel Murphy went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the Mets' win over the Brewers on Sunday.

    Advice: Murphy has been locked in at the plate in recent days, going 7-for-12 in his last three games. The hit parade has raised his overall line to .293/.340/.412. With seven home runs and 11 stolen bases, Murphy has a decent shot at his second straight double-double season.
    Sunday, 3:30 pm
  • Pagan (back) unlikely to return next week
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that the team will decide Monday or Tuesday on when Angel Pagan (back) will begin his minor league rehab assignment.

    Advice: That means that he likely won't start until Wednesday at the earliest, which makes a return over the weekend seem unlikely. If all goes well and he avoids any further setbacks, expect the oft-injured outfielder to return the following week.
    Sunday, 3:05 pm
    Disabled List
  • Red Sox considering trading for Matt Kemp
    ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes reports that the Red Sox are considering trying to acquire Matt Kemp from the Dodgers.

    Advice: The Dodgers have reportedly been shopping Kemp around, but would likely have to eat a large portion of his remaining salary (he's owed $107 million between 2015-2019) to make a deal work. Edes suggests that Jon Lester -- who is scheduled to become a free agent this winter --- could be involved in the return package heading to the Dodgers. Los Angeles is known to be seeking a starting pitcher at the trade deadline and Boston would be a seemingly-excellent change of scenery for Kemp.
    Sunday, 2:20 pm
  • Alvarez (knee) returns to Pirates' lineup
    Pedro Alvarez is back in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Alvarez hasn't started since exiting Tuesday's game with a sore left knee, but he made a pinch-hitting appearance Saturday and is back at third base Sunday. The 27-year-old is batting just .238/.327/.409 this season but has slugged 15 homers and driven in 47 runs.
    Sunday, 10:12 am
  • Carlos Gonzalez (ankle) sitting out Sunday
    Carlos Gonzalez (ankle) is not in the Rockies' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: CarGo rolled his ankle prior to Saturday's game and has now sat out two straight contests. It doesn't appear to be a long-term concern, so consider the slugger day-to-day at this point. Brandon Barnes is in right field Sunday.
    Sunday, 9:53 am
  • Mariners' interest in Matt Kemp 'very real'
    Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports that while he's considered a backup plan at the moment, the Mariners' interest in Matt Kemp is "very real."

    Advice: Passan says the M's plan would be to eventually transition Kemp into a designated hitter role. Seattle is still searching for a right-handed bat even after the acquisition of switch-hitter Kendrys Morales. The Dodgers undoubtedly would have to eat a bunch of the $107 million Kemp is owed after this season, but they seem motivated to trade the outfielder. Kemp is hitting .273/.339/.429 with eight homers and 40 RBI this season.
    Sunday, 9:43 am
  • Aaron Hill (hand) sitting out Sunday
    Aaron Hill (hand) is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Hill had to exit Saturday's contest following a hit by pitch on his right hand. X-rays came back negative, but he's obviously still a bit sore. Consider him day-to-day. Didi Gregorius is at second base Sunday in Hill's place.
    Sunday, 9:18 am
  • Yankees interested in Josh Willingham
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees are showing interest in Josh Willingham.

    Advice: They're also considering Marlon Byrd and Alex Rios, but Willingham appears to be at the top of their list in part because he's a free agent after this season. Willingham is batting .215 10 homers in only 56 games this season, as he missed 41 contests with a fractured wrist. The 35-year-old has played in pitchers parks his entire career, so a move to Yankee Stadium would be a nice boost to his fantasy value.
    Sunday, 8:14 am
  • Dan Uggla goes hitless in loss
    Dan Uggla went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and committed an error at second base Saturday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Uggla isn't making a great first impression with the Giants. However, it's not like anyone else on the team had any luck against Clayton Kershaw tonight. Uggla will probably be back in the lineup against lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu on Saturday.
    Saturday, 9:46 pm
  • Carlos Gonzalez out Sat. due to rolled ankle
    Carlos Gonzalez is out of the Rockies' lineup Saturday versus the Pirates due to a rolled ankle.

    Advice: Gonzalez suffered the ankle injury before Saturday's game and was a latch scratch. It's not believed to be a serious problem. He holds a .250/.300/.448 batting line with 10 home runs and 36 RBI on the season.
    Saturday, 2:40 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (back) to return on Sunday
    Asdrubal Cabrera (back) will return to the Indians starting lineup Sunday versus the Royals.

    Advice: According to Indians manager Terry Francona, Asdrubal was trying to talk his way into the lineup Saturday. Regardless, the shortstop will return to action on Sunday.
    Saturday, 2:33 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera attracting trade interest
    Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Asdrubal Cabrera is attracting trade interest from teams looking for infield help.

    Advice: Rosenthal notes that the Indians are exploring trades for both veterans and youngsters, and have a variety of strong options who could take over at shortstop in the event of a trade.
    Saturday, 9:24 am
  • Pedro Alvarez appears as pinch-hitter Friday
    Pedro Alvarez (knee) appeared as a pinch hitter in Friday's loss to the Rockies, going 0-for-1 with a walk in his two plate appearances.

    Advice: The most encouraging sign was that he remained in the game to play third base after he hit for Brent Morel in the seventh inning. Expect the slugger to return to the starting lineup on Saturday.
    Saturday, 1:35 am
  • Dan Uggla goes 0-for-2 in Giants debut
    Dan Uggla went 0-for-2 before being removed in a double-switch in his Giants debut Friday.

    Advice: Uggla wasn't responsible for any of Zack Greinke's 10 strikeouts, so at least he had something going for him. The Giants are facing lefties the next two days, but it won't get much easier for Uggla with Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu on the hill. He's 1-for-12 with six strikeouts lifetime against Kershaw.
    Friday, 10:51 pm
  • CarGo smacks two-run homer vs. Pirates
    Carlos Gonzalez connected for a two-run homer in Friday's win over the Pirates.

    Advice: It was his 10th home run of the season and his second since returning from the disabled list. The 28-year-old has posted a .250/.300/.448 batting line through 61 games this season, which isn't quite what fantasy owners had in mind when they invested a first-round pick back in the spring, but there's reason for optimism now that his finger issue has been addressed.
    Friday, 10:00 pm