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  • Cabrera homers twice in monster game vs CLE
    Miguel Cabrera hit two home runs and finished 4-for-5 in the Tigers' 12-1 win over the Indians on Monday.

    Advice: Cabrera was in one of his scary zones on Labor Day. He hit a two-run homer in the first inning and book-ended that with a solo shot in the eighth. In between, he hit a few singles. He finished the game with three RBI and four runs scored. While Cabrera's season slash line of .304/.367/.501 would be considered great for almost any other player, for Cabrera it constitutes a slight down year. Most noticeably, even with the two home runs on Monday, Cabrera has only hit 19 long balls during the 2014 campaign. He had only hit three in the second-half coming into Monday's firestorm.
    52 minutes ago
  • Castellanos with three hits in Tigers victory
    Nick Castellanos went 3-for-5 on Monday against the Indians.

    Advice: Castellanos' three singles were part of the Tigers twenty-hit, twelve-run Labor Day party. Sluggers Victor Martinez and Miguel Cabrera were doing the heavy lifting in this one, but Castellanos allowed the bottom of the lineup to keep things moving. On the year, he's slashing .266/.313/.412.
    Today, 5:43 pm
  • Gyorko doubles in win over Diamondbacks
    Jedd Gyorko doubled and singled in Monday's 3-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Gyorko doubled (his eleventh) off of Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill. Gyorko's been awful this year, slashing just .197/.257/.325. It's a far step down from his decent .249/.301/.444 rookie campaign. Not only is he down in the slash categories, but he also has just nine home runs this season, as compared to 23 last year.
    Today, 5:00 pm
    W, 3-1 vs ^ Ari
  • Miller hits solo home run in loss to A's
    Brad Miller hit a solo home run on Monday against the Athletics.

    Advice: Miller finished 1-for-3. His sixth inning home run off of Jason Hammel was the only run that Hammel allowed, and was one of just three hits that the Hammel surrendered over eight innings. The home run was Miller's ninth and gave him 31 RBI. Miller's a non-factor from a fantasy standpoint. He's slashing .207/.281/.345.
    Today, 4:06 pm
    L, 6-1 ^ @Oak
  • Reddick finishes 2-for-4 in win over Mariners
    Josh Reddick went 2-for-4 with a double against the Mariners on Monday.

    Advice: Reddick also walked once and scored two runs. The double was his 12th of the season. His numbers in the second half of the season (.284/.323/.586) are markedly better than those in the first half (.229/.296/.358), as he's been able to avoid the lengthy DL-stints that plagued him throughout the first months of his 2014 campaign.
    Today, 3:55 pm
    W, 6-1 vs ^ Sea
  • Carlos Triunfel designated for assignment
    Dodgers designated INF Carlos Triunfel for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Joc Pederson. Triunfel has hit just .133/.188/.333 over 12 games across multiple stints with the big club this season.
    Today, 3:32 pm
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    Top 6, 2-5 vs x Was
  • Molina continues hitting in win over Pirates
    Yadier Molina went 1-for-4 with a single on Monday.

    Advice: It should probably go without saying, but Molina made some nice plays at the plate, including a beautiful tag at home of Josh Harrison. Molina's looked predictably Molina-ish since returning from a torn thumb ligament on August 29th. He's now six for his last fifteen. On the season, Molina is slashing .292/.345/.408.
    Today, 3:05 pm
  • Holliday has hitting holiday against Pirates
    Matt Holliday hit a two-run double and a go-ahead RBI single against the Pirates on Monday.

    Advice: Holliday hit the double, his 33rd, off of Gerrit Cole in the third inning. It drew the Cardinals to within 3-2. After a Kolten Wong home run knotted the game at 4-4 in the seventh, Holliday delivered a go-ahead RBI single to make the score 5-4, which held up for the Cards at the end. Holliday finished the game 2-for-4 with three RBI. He's rediscovered his power stroke in the second half of the season. Prior to the All Star break, he was slugging just .389 with six home runs. Since the break, he's slugged .531 with ten home runs.
    Today, 3:02 pm
  • Phils recall C Rupp from Triple-A
    Phillies recalled C Cameron Rupp from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: He'll function as a third catcher for Philadelphia now that rosters have expanded. Rupp is hitting .190 (11-for-58) over 17 games with the Phillies this season.
    Today, 2:36 pm
  • Phils recall INF Hernandez from Triple-A
    Phillies recalled INF Cesar Hernandez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: Hernandez will serve as a backup infielder down the stretch. The 24-year-old is a .260/.315/.305 career hitter in the majors and is unlikely to be fantasy relevant this month.
    Today, 2:35 pm
    W, 7-0 x @Atl
  • Willingham (back) won't swing bat until Tue.
    Josh Willingham (back) won't swing a bat until Tuesday.

    Advice: Willingham is dealing with soreness in a muscle in the back of his rib cage and the fear is that it could be an intercostal injury. Naturally, the Royals don't want to take any chances and make things worse.
    Today, 2:32 pm
  • Wil Myers notches three hits in win Monday
    Wil Myers went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Monday's extra-innings win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Myers doubled and scored in the third inning and was intentionally walked in the 10th before Matt Joyce delivered a walk-off single. The reigning American League Rookie of the Year hadn't had a multi-hit game since returning from the DL on August 20 until Monday's three-hit effort.
    Today, 2:29 pm
    W, 4-3 vs ^ Bos
  • Giancarlo Stanton rips NL-leading 34th HR
    Giancarlo Stanton extended his National League home run lead with his 34th blast of the season in Monday's win over the Mets.

    Advice: It was a solo shot in the first inning off of Zack Wheeler. Stanton also reached base on a walk later in the contest. The slugger is now batting .292/.401/.554 on the season and also leads the NL by a wide margin with his 99 RBI.
    Today, 2:04 pm
  • Dodgers call up Alex Guerrero from AAA
    Dodgers recalled INF Alex Guerrero from Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Guerrero, who signed a four-year, $28 million contract with the Dodgers over the winter, hit .329/.364/.613 with 15 home runs and 49 RBI over 65 games in Triple-A this season. He likely would have been in the majors sooner if it wasn't for the ear-biting incident with teammate Miguel Olivo back in May. Look for him to serve in a utility role down the stretch.
    Today, 1:43 pm
  • Puig dropped to sixth in Dodgers' lineup
    Yasiel Puig was dropped down to sixth in the lineup for Monday's game against the Nationals.

    Advice: Puig has never batted lower than fifth in a start, but his struggles have forced Don Mattingly's hand. The 23-year-old hit .216 with zero homers in August.
    Today, 1:16 pm
  • Hardy exits game with lower back spasms
    J.J. Hardy was removed from Monday's game against the Twins because of lower back spasms.

    Advice: Hardy was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts before getting replaced in the top of the eighth inning by Ryan Flaherty. The shortstop can be considered day-to-day.
    Today, 12:46 pm
    L, 6-4 vs ^ Min
  • Royals add Carlos Peguero as OF depth
    Royals purchased the contract of OF Carlos Peguero from Triple-A Omaha.

    Advice: Peguero will function as a utility outfielder for the Royals down the stretch. He is not fantasy-relevant.
    Today, 11:02 am
  • Mariners add Quintero as catching depth
    Mariners purchased the contract of C Humberto Quintero from Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Quintero will serve as emergency depth at catcher for the M's down the stretch. He signed a minor league contract with Seattle in late March and hit .290/.311/.425 in 73 games this season at the Triple-A level.
    Today, 10:39 am
  • Mariners activate Corey Hart from the DL
    Mariners activated DH Corey Hart from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Hart missed a month with a right knee contusion. The 32-year-old has appeared in just 58 of Seattle's 135 games this season and shouldn't be counted on for much in the way of fantasy production down the stretch.
    Today, 10:34 am
    L, 6-1 x @Oak
  • Miguel Cabrera (ankle) in DET lineup Monday
    Miguel Cabrera (ankle) is serving as the Tigers' designated hitter on Monday against the Indians.

    Advice: Cabrera made an early exit from the second half of Saturday's doubleheader with the White Sox after aggravating his lingering right ankle injury. He then sat out Sunday, but will try to give it a go Monday evening. The reigning MVP won't be fully healthy until the winter.
    Today, 10:30 am
  • Pirates recall Tony Sanchez from Triple-A
    Pirates recalled C Tony Sanchez from Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: Sanchez will operate as the Bucs' emergency third catcher for the stretch run. He might not make any starts.
    Today, 9:36 am
  • Pirates designate McGuiness for assignment
    Pirates designated 1B Chris McGuiness for assignment.

    Advice: McGuiness drew rave reviews in spring training, but he went on to post an underwhelming .264/.358/.412 slash line with only nine home runs in 126 games this season at Triple-A Indianapolis. He turns 27 years old next April.
    Today, 9:33 am
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    L, 5-4 x @StL
  • Pedroia (head) is unlikely to play this week
    Dustin Pedroia (concussion) is unlikely to return to the Red Sox lineup before the weekend.

    Advice: Pedroia suffered a concussion Saturday when took a forearm to the head in a nasty collision at second base. He was still symptomatic as of Monday morning and Red Sox manager John Farrell said it would be "optimistic" to think that he could play in the club's upcoming three-game series against the Yankees. Brock Holt is starting at second base in Monday's series finale in Tampa Bay.
    Today, 8:30 am
  • Rizzo (back) out of Cubs' lineup again Mon.
    Anthony Rizzo (back) is not in the Cubs' starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the Brewers.

    Advice: Rizzo sat out the Cubs' entire four-game weekend series in St. Louis due to tightness in his lower back and will now miss Monday's series-opener with the Brewers. The Cubs haven't offered any indication about when he might return. Chris Valaika is at first base Monday.
    Today, 7:59 am
  • Rays activate OF DeJesus (hand) off the DL
    Rays activated OF David DeJesus from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: DeJesus missed nearly two-and-a-half months with a fracture in his left hand. The 34-year-old outfielder was off to a pretty good start before the injury, boasting an .806 OPS with five home runs in 62 games. He can be thrown back into lineups in AL-only fantasy leagues.
    Today, 7:39 am
  • Braves recall Joey Terdoslavich from Triple-A
    Braves recalled OF Joey Terdoslavich from Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Advice: Terdoslavich was hitting .256/.337/.385 in 569 plate appearances this season at the Triple-A level. The 25-year-old can play first base and both corner outfield spots but probably won't get much playing time in Atlanta.
    Today, 5:52 am
  • Miller has three hits, scores twice vs. Nats
    Brad Miller went 3-for-3 with two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Nationals.

    Advice: Getting a rare start, Miller made the most of it, knocking a double among his three hits. The good day brought his average up to .206 -- the primary reason he's not a starter anymore -- with 39 runs scored on the year. With Chris Taylor still playing well, Miller will remain a part-time player going forward.
    Yesterday, 5:14 pm
    L, 6-1 ^ @Oak
  • Holliday's four RBI aid Cards in comeback win
    Matt Holliday went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI as the Cardinals came back to beat the Cubs 9-6 on Sunday.

    Advice: The Cardinals came back from a five-run deficit, with Holliday driving in runs in three separate innings. The biggest came with two outs and the bases loaded in the eighth inning, when Holliday smoked a two-run single off reliever Carlos Villanueva's leg. Holliday has turned it on of late, and after Sunday's game he's hitting .267/.369/.432 with 16 homers and 78 RBI.
    Yesterday, 4:14 pm
  • Hardy's grand slam helps O's down Twins
    J.J. Hardy hit a grand slam and scored two runs as the Orioles outlasted the Twins 12-8 on Sunday.

    Advice: Hardy hit the grand slam off Twins reliever Anthony Swarzak in the sixth inning, his ninth home run of the year. It was his only hit in four at-bats. Hardy is headed for his lowest home run total since 2010, but he's hitting .282/.319/.395 with 26 doubles and 50 RBI.
    Yesterday, 2:34 pm
    L, 6-4 vs ^ Min
  • Josh Willingham (back) not in lineup Sunday
    Josh Willingham (back) is not in the Royals starting lineup for Sunday night's tilt against the Indians.

    Advice: Willingham has been battling stiffness in his back in recent days. The Royals are hopeful that he will be able to return to the lineup on Tuesday for the second game of their series against the Rangers.
    Yesterday, 2:14 pm
  • Dustin Pedroia (head) will not play on Monday
    Red Sox manager John Farrell said Sunday that Dustin Pedroia (concussion) will not play on Monday.

    Advice: Pedroia took a forearm to the head in Saturday's contest against the Rays and has been experiencing concussion-like symptoms ever since. It's very likely that he will need a couple of days off, and will have to pass the standard concussion protocol before he's cleared to return to the lineup.
    Yesterday, 2:10 pm
  • Pedroia (concussion) not in Sunday's lineup
    Dustin Pedroia (concussion) is not in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Pedroia was displaying concussion-like symptoms after leaving Saturday's game versus the Rays when he took a forearm to the head. He would normally be placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list, but with roster expansion coming, a move isn't needed. He will, however, have to pass MLB concussion protocol before being cleared to return to action. Brock Holt is at second base Sunday and could remain at the position for a while.
    Yesterday, 8:35 am
  • Cabrera out Sunday; extended rest possible
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Saturday that resting Miguel Cabrera (ankle) for 4-5 days is "a possibility."

    Advice: Cabrera has been nursing a nagging right ankle injury for a while and had to exit the second game of Saturday's doubleheader. However, Ausmus isn't sure a few days of rest will make a difference, noting that Cabrera probably won't be fully healthy for the rest of the season. He is not in the Tigers' lineup Sunday. "It's a possibility," Ausmus said of resting Cabrera. "But this thing comes and goes. Prior to today, the last couple days he said it felt really good. Then today it flares up again. I don't know if four or five days -- although we've discussed it -- I don't know if four or five days would do anything, because sometimes he comes in from sleeping overnight and it feels good."
    Yesterday, 8:32 am
  • Holliday homers twice, drives in five vs. CHC
    Matt Holliday slugged two homers and tallied five total RBI as the Cardinals won the second half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs by a score of 13-2.

    Advice: Holliday drew a walk in the first inning, cranked a three-run bomb in the fifth inning, and then slugged a solo shot and took a hit-by-pitch with the bases loaded in the Cardinals' nine-run eighth. Holliday, a perennial second-half stud, is batting .263/.365/.421 overall this season with 15 home runs and 74 RBI in 131 games.
    Saturday, 8:43 pm
  • Pedroia showing concussion-like symptoms
    Dustin Pedroia was displaying concussion-like symptoms after leaving Saturday's loss to the Rays.

    Advice: Pedroia got hit in the head by Kevin Kiermaier's forearm in a nasty second-inning collision. He's scheduled to see a doctor in Tampa on Sunday morning and seems likely to be placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list.
    Saturday, 7:32 pm
  • Miguel Cabrera (ankle) departs game early
    Miguel Cabrera made an early exit from the second half of Saturday's doubleheader with the White Sox after appearing to aggravate his lingering right ankle injury.

    Advice: It was overly ambitious of the Tigers to think that Cabrera -- who has been limping around for weeks -- could gut it out for both games. He looked to be in serious discomfort on a groundout in the top of the fourth inning and did not take the field for the bottom of the fourth. Cabrera can probably be considered day-to-day through the rest of 2014.
    Saturday, 5:32 pm
  • Pedroia exits game with apparent head injury
    Dustin Pedroia left Saturday's game against the Rays with an apparent head injury.

    Advice: Pedroia got struck in the face by Kevin Kiermaier's forearm on a collision at the second base bag in the bottom of the second inning. Brock Holt moved from third base to second base and Will Middlebrooks took over at the hot corner. The Red Sox should provide an update on Pedroia at some point Saturday night.
    Saturday, 5:03 pm
  • Molina (thumb) in Cards' lineup for Game 2
    Yadier Molina is in the Cardinals' lineup for the second half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

    Advice: Molina, who just returned from a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb, sat out the first game.
    Saturday, 4:15 pm
  • Yadier Molina not in Cards lineup for Game 1
    As expected, Yadier Molina is not in the Cardinals lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

    Advice: Molina just returned to the Cardinals lineup on Friday, so it was extremely unlikely that he'd catch both games of the twinbill on Saturday. A.J. Pierzynski will start behind the plate in the day game, with Molina expected to assume the position in the nightcap.
    Saturday, 11:21 am
  • Rizzo (back) expected to sit out all weekend
    Anthony Rizzo (back) is not expected to return to the lineup this weekend.

    Advice: Rizzo was pulled from Tuesday's game due to tightness in his lower back and has yet to progress enough to return to the lineup. He'll hope to be back in the lineup during the Cubs' homestand, which begins Monday. Chris Valaika will once again draw the start at first base in his place.
    Saturday, 8:19 am
  • Yadier Molina goes hitless in return to Cards
    Yadier Molina was held without a hit in his return to the Cardinals starting lineup on Friday, going 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts.

    Advice: It's likely that Cardinals manager Mike Matheny will ease the All-Star backstop back into action, so expect A.J. Pierzynski to take his spot behind the dish on Saturday.
    Friday, 8:19 pm
  • Yasiel Puig not in Dodgers lineup Friday
    Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Andre Ethier will get the start in center field for the slumping slugger who could use a mental health day. He will return to the lineup on Saturday.
    Friday, 3:19 pm
  • Yadier Molina activated from disabled list
    Cardinals activated C Yadier Molina from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Molina went 5-for-6 with three doubles in his two rehab games to show the Cards he was ready. He's catching and batting sixth Friday versus the Cubs in his return to action. Tony Cruz was sent down, so A.J. Pierzynski will serve as the backup.
    Friday, 1:55 pm
  • Anthony Rizzo (back) held out again Friday
    Anthony Rizzo (back) remained out of the Cubs' lineup Friday.

    Advice: The Cubs said that they pulled Rizzo from Tuesday's game as a precaution due to lower back tightness, but he's now sitting out a third straight game, so he obviously hasn't progressed as hoped. Chris Valaika is covering first base Friday.
    Friday, 1:50 pm
  • Yadi going back to St. Louis after rehab game
    Yadier Molina (thumb) will drive from Double-A Springfield back to St. Louis after catching five innings in his second rehab game Thursday.

    Advice: Assuming he doesn't have a setback, things are looking good for Molina being activated for Friday's game versus the Cubs. If that happens, the catcher will have missed seven weeks following surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. He was given an 8-12 week timetable after having the operation.
    Thursday, 4:53 pm
  • Anthony Rizzo (back) sitting again Thursday
    Anthony Rizzo (back) is out again Thursday.

    Advice: Rizzo also sat out Wednesday after leaving Tuesday's series-opener against the Reds with lower back tightness. He's still considered day-to-day. Chris Valaika will start at first base in Thursday's series finale.
    Thursday, 6:30 am
  • Castellanos triples in a run in loss to NYY
    Nick Castellanos went 1-for-4 with an RBI triple, but the Tigers lost 8-4 to the Yankees on Wednesday.

    Advice: Castellanos tripled in a run in the bottom of the eighth, shortening the Tigers' deficit to 8-3, but by then the Tigers were nearly out of time for a comeback. The third baseman has been hitting well lately, as he's on a six-game hitting streak with a .360 batting average in that span of time. Overall, he has a .263/.312/.415 line with 10 home runs and 56 RBI.
    Wednesday, 8:01 pm
  • Molina catches six innings in rehab game
    Yadier Molina caught six innings and went 2-for-3 with a double in his first rehab start with Double-A Springfield on Wednesday.

    Advice: Molina has made incredible progress from the torn ligament in his right thumb, and despite Wednesday being his first game action the Cardinals are optimistic about his ability to return to the big club shortly. Molina could be back in St. Louis by Friday at the earliest.
    Wednesday, 7:47 pm
  • Matt Holliday homers in Cardinals' loss
    Matt Holliday smacked a solo homer in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.

    Advice: The longball came in the third inning off of Jeff Locke, but unfortunately for the Cardinals it was the only run they would manage on the day. Holliday has been playing through a sore knee and sports a disappointing .263/.364/.412 batting line with 13 homers and 68 RBI this season.
    Wednesday, 12:37 pm
  • Anthony Rizzo (back) sitting out Wednesday
    Anthony Rizzo (back) is not in the Cubs' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Rizzo exited Tuesday's game due to lower back tightness. It's not considered a big deal, but the Cubs want to be safe. Rizzo should be back in there in a day or two. Chris Valaika is playing first base Wednesday.
    Wednesday, 11:20 am
  • Yadier Molina (thumb) could be activated Fri.
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny on Wednesday wouldn't rule out the possibility of Yadier Molina (thumb) being activated from the disabled list Friday.

    Advice: It goes along with previous report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold, who said a return over the weekend was possible. Molina will catch five innings Wednesday in his first rehab appearance with Double-A Springfield. It's not clear whether he might need additional rehab games, but the Cards would seem likely to have him catch a full game before being activated. Molina has been sidelined since July 10 with a torn ligament in his right thumb.
    Wednesday, 8:40 am
  • Molina (thumb) could return this weekend
    Yadier Molina (thumb) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as this weekend.

    Advice: Molina is set to catch 5-6 innings Wednesday in his first rehab game at Double-A Springfield. He'll be wearing support on his surgically-repaired right thumb, but it's not expected to affect his throwing or hitting. The Cardinals could conceivably wait until Monday when rosters expand to activate Yadi, but if he shows he's ready after a couple rehab games, they seem unlikely to wait just to avoid having to make a corresponding roster move.
    Wednesday, 7:48 am
  • Miguel Cabrera scores run in return to action
    Miguel Cabrera doubled and scored a run in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Cabrera has been nursing a right ankle injury and is still noticeably gimpy. Unless it gets worse, though, he figures to play through the ailment.
    Wednesday, 1:46 am
  • Pedroia homers, knocks in 4 to pace Red Sox
    Dustin Pedroia clubbed a two-run home run and hit a two-run single in six plate appearances in Tuesday's 11-inning win against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

    Advice: Pedroia kicked off the scoring with a two-run home run in the first inning. As the game was tied up 4-4 in the 11th, Pedroia started off what turned out to be a seven-run frame with a two-run single. The second baseman has homered in consecutive games, giving him seven on the season along with 51 RBI and a .281/.341/.382 slash line.
    Tuesday, 8:49 pm
  • Jedd Gyorko back in action on Tuesday
    Jedd Gyorko returned to the Padres' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Gyorko missed three straight starts due to left hamstring discomfort, but he's feeling good enough now to give it a go. The second baseman entered play Tuesday with two homers and eight RBI over his last four starts.
    Tuesday, 8:07 pm
    W, 3-1 vs ^ Ari
  • Anthony Rizzo day-to-day with tight back
    Anthony Rizzo left Tuesday's game against the Reds as a precaution due to lower back tightness.

    Advice: The Cubs double-switched him out of the game with a three-run lead. Rizzo should have a shot to return to the lineup on Wednesday. He slugged his 30th homer of the season in one of his four at-bats before exiting.
    Tuesday, 7:40 pm
  • Reddick not in Tuesday's lineup
    Josh Reddick is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Astros.

    Advice: He'll take a seat against left-hander Dallas Keuchel. Craig Gentry is starting in right field and Jonny Gomes will play left.
    Tuesday, 12:33 pm
    W, 6-1 vs ^ Sea
  • Gyorko (hamstring) appears as pinch-hitter
    Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) grounded out as a pinch-hitter on Monday against the Brewers.

    Advice: Gyorko has missed three straight starts due to left hamstring discomfort, but it's a good sign that he's been able to pinch-hit the past two days. Look for him to return to the lineup soon.
    Tuesday, 1:15 am
    W, 3-1 vs ^ Ari
  • Stanton does damage against LAA in 1st 4 in.
    Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and two walks in Monday's win over the Angels.

    Advice: Wade LeBlanc had no interest in pitching to Stanton, walking him in the first inning and intentionally walking him in the third. His strategy was better than Cory Rasmus', who served up a three-run bomb to Stanton in the fourth shortly after coming on in relief. Stanton is enjoying the sort of breakout, MVP-candidate-type campaign his owners were hoping for. He's hitting an outstanding .299/.407/.566 and is on pace for 41 homers and 121 RBI.
    Monday, 10:34 pm
  • Yadi (thumb) to begin rehab assignment Wed.
    Yadier Molina (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield on Wednesday.

    Advice: There's been some confusion as to which day the assignment officially will begin, but it appears Yadi will work out with Springfield Tuesday before playing in Wednesday's game. He shouldn't need too many rehab at-bats, so an activation before the end of the week would seem to be a possibility.
    Aug 25, 3:51 pm
  • Gyorko (hamstring) out again on Monday
    Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) remained out of the Padres' lineup Monday.

    Advice: The second baseman has been out of action three out of the last four games due to a left hamstring strain. The good news is that Gyorko went through all pre-game activities and could be back in the lineup on Tuesday.
    Aug 25, 3:29 pm
    W, 3-1 vs ^ Ari
  • Myers getting first OF start since return
    Wil Myers is starting in right field for the Rays on Monday night versus the Orioles.

    Advice: It will be the first outfield start for Myers since he returned from the disabled list August 20. Myers served as the Rays' designated hitter in his first five games.
    Aug 25, 12:58 pm
    W, 4-3 vs ^ Bos
  • Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) not in lineup
    Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) is not in Sunday's lineup.

    Advice: He's now missed two out of the last three contests after tweaking his left hamstring on Thursday. It's possible he'll be available to pinch-hit, and the Padres are confident that he will not need a trip to the disabled list.
    Aug 24, 11:07 am
    W, 3-1 vs ^ Ari
  • Miguel Cabrera (ankle) not in Sunday's lineup
    Miguel Cabrera (ankle) is not in the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Cabrera has been nursing a right ankle injury recently and aggravated it while playing both games of Saturday's doubleheader. He could be available to pinch-hit and seems likely to be back in the lineup on Tuesday. Don Kelly is getting the start at first base Sunday.
    Aug 24, 9:43 am
  • Dodgers prospect Guerrero with 4 hits, 2B, 3B
    Dodgers prospect second base prospect Alex Guerrero went 4-for-6 with a double and a triple for Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday.

    Advice: Guerrero has been hot, and is now hitting .329/.365/.594 over 59-injury interrupted games in Triple-A. He will be promoted to the major leagues in September, and has been playing some third base, some shortstop, and some left field over the past few weeks in order to prepare for a utility role down the stretch.
    Aug 24, 7:58 am
  • Corey Hart (knee) begins rehab assignment
    Corey Hart (knee) went hitless in three at-bats in his first rehab game with Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday.

    Advice: Hart has been out the last three weeks with a bruised right knee. He should be physically ready to return in a couple days, but the Mariners might elect to hold him out until next week when rosters expand. Hart is batting only .203/.378/.314 during an injury-plagued 2014 season.
    Aug 24, 5:45 am
    L, 6-1 x @Oak
  • Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) out of lineup Sat.
    Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) is out of the Padres' starting lineup Saturday versus the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Gyorko tweaked his left hamstring on Thursday against the Dodgers. He played through the injury on Friday night, but will rest on Saturday and aim to return Sunday.
    Aug 23, 3:16 pm
    W, 3-1 vs ^ Ari
  • Yasiel Puig gets day off Saturday vs. Mets
    Yasiel Puig is not in the lineup Saturday versus the Mets.

    Advice: This is just a day of rest for the center fielder. He is batting .307/.389/.504 with 13 home runs and 59 RBI on the season for the Dodgers.
    Aug 23, 2:30 pm
  • Stanton finishes with three hits, three RBI
    Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-4 with three runs batted in on Friday.

    Advice: Stanton doubled off Franklin Morales in the third to score one, then singled in the ninth to score two. He also scored three runs. The double was Stanton's 27th of the season. He continues to act as a rock in the middle of Colorado's lineup and is hitting .299/.405/.565 with 32 home runs and 92 RBI.
    Aug 23, 12:07 am
  • Willingham homers, scores twice in win
    Josh Willingham hit his fourteenth home run of the season in Friday's 6-3 win over the Rangers.

    Advice: Willingham seems to be settling in with the Royals, as he's now hit in five straight games. With the Royals, he's slashing .345/.387/.586. For comparison's sake, he was hitting .210/.345/.402 with the Twins. Obviously, we don't expect Willingham to hit .345 for the rest of the season, but it's probably reasonable to expect an overall uptick in his numbers by the end of the season, as he's playing with a better club now.
    Aug 22, 10:40 pm
  • Myers clubs solo home run against Blue Jays
    Wil Myers hit his sixth home run of the season during the Rays' 8-0 win over the Blue Jays on Friday.

    Advice: Myers finished the game 1-for-3 with one RBI, two runs scored and his fourth stolen base of the season. This was Myers first home run since returning from the DL on August 20. There were high expectations for Myers coming into the 2014 season, but he struggled during his time on the field, and was sidelined for over two months with a broken wrist. Despite his current .221/.304/.343 line, Myers is more than capable of catching fire and should be picked up if he was dropped in your league.
    Aug 22, 7:17 pm
    W, 4-3 vs ^ Bos
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