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  • Francisco Cervelli returned to action on Tuesday September 16. Rotoworld.com
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  • Josh Willingham returned to action on Tuesday September 16. Rotoworld.com
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  • Steve Tolleson returned to action on Tuesday September 16. Rotoworld.com
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  • Jake Lamb returned to action on Tuesday September 16. Rotoworld.com
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  • Charlie Morton was activated from the DL on Tuesday September 16. Rotoworld.com
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  • Rasmus doesn't allow a run across 4 innings
    Cory Rasmus fired four shutout innings against the Mariners on Tuesday.

    Advice: Rasmus only allowed one hit and no walks in the mini-gem, striking out four. Instead of doing the predictable thing and trading for a mediocre starter to fill Garrett Richards' old rotation spot, Angels manager Mike Scioscia decided to make the turn a bullpen day, always to be kicked off by Rasmus. This was Rasmus' fourth consecutive start, and he hasn't thrown more than 49 pitches in any of them (43 tonight). Rasmus (2.57 ERA) has a nice matchup on deck with the Rangers coming to town, but don't expect him to pitch long enough to have a shot at a win. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:29 pm
     
    7:05 pm vs Sea
  • Amarista finishes a triple short of the cycle
    Alexi Amarista finished 3-for-4 with a double, homer, two RBI and one run scored on Tuesday against the Phillies.

    Advice: He came into this game batting .204 with no extra-base hits in September. So naturally Amarista finishes a triple short of the cycle in Petco, doing most of his damage against Phillies' starter A.J. Burnett. It'll be awhile before you see another performance like this out of Amarista. Even after the monster game, he's batting .242/.292/.313 on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:28 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Alexi Amarista SD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    7:10 pm vs Phi
  • Rookie OF Liriano has 3 hits against Phillies
    Rymer Liriano finished 3-for-4 with a run scored in Tuesday's win against the Phillies.

    Advice: This was only Liriano's fourth multi-hit game in 31 big league contests, and it set his new career-high for hits in a game. The 23-year-old's tools are evident in games, but the production hasn't been nearly good enough to guarantee him an Opening Day start next spring. Liriano is slashing .228/.294/.283 with a homer, four steals, and a 28/7 K/BB ratio. He'd whiffed in nine of his last 10 games, but managed to avoid a punch out this evening. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Tepesch allows 3 runs, hangs on to beat A's
    Nick Tepesch yielded three earned runs in six innings Tuesday in a victory over the A's.

    Advice: Tepesch wasn't impressive -- striking out one and walking two -- but Scott Kazmir languished across the way, allowing him to hang in there for a victory. He hadn't secured one of those since August 6, a string of six starts. Tepesch's overall numbers remain poor (5-11, 4.47 ERA), but he had a 3.89 ERA in seven starts since the beginning of August entering tonight's game. The 25-year-old squares off against the Angels this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Gillaspie's three-run triple crushes Royals
    Conor Gillaspie hit a three-run triple in the seventh inning, and the White Sox held on to beat the Royals 7-5 on Tuesday.

    Advice: With one out and runners on the corners, the Royals opted to walk Jose Abreu to bring up Gillaspie. The 27-year-old made them pay for that decision, ripping a triple into the gap to clear the bases and give the White Sox the lead. The triple was surprisingly his fifth of the season, giving him 57 RBI. Gillaspie finished 2-for-5 in the game to raise his season line to a strong .293/.345/.433. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Aoki turns in second straight four-hit night
    Norichika Aoki turned in his second straight four-hit game Tuesday, going 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in a loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: With eight hits in his last nine at-bats -- all but one of which have been singles -- Aoki has raised his batting average from .265 to .277 in the two-game span. Aoki also stole a base in Tuesday's game, his 16th stolen base of the season. Aided by his back-to-back outstanding performances, the 32-year-old is batting an impressive .396 in the month of September. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Parra hits ninth home run in win over Cards
    Gerardo Parra went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Parra was one of the few Brewers capable of getting to Cardinals starter Lance Lynn, taking him deep to right in the fourth inning for a solo shot. Parra also doubled in the 11th inning but was stranded on base. The outfielder now has nine home runs to go with a .267/.314/.381 line on the year, but he's been especially rejuvenated since being dealt to the Brewers -- Parra is batting .305 in 95 at-bats since the deadline trade. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Collmenter works 8 innings in loss to Giants
    Josh Collmenter painted eight innings of two-run ball but took the loss in Tuesday's 2-1 setback against the Giants.

    Advice: Collmenter pitched beautifully, but unfortunately he had to lock horns with a dealing Jake Peavy. The right-hander only struck out one, but he didn't walk a batter. He's only four earned runs and 14 hits across 35 2/3 innings in his last five starts, good for a 1.01 ERA. Collmenter (10-8, 3.60 ERA) has a nice matchup on deck with a date versus the Twins in Minnesota. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Dickerson has homer, four RBI to rout Dodgers
    Corey Dickerson went 2-for-4 with a triple, home run and four RBI in the Rockies' 10-4 rout of the Dodgers on Tuesday.

    Advice: In the fourth inning, Dickerson connected for a two-run shot, his 23rd home run of the season, off Dodgers starter Dan Haren. He added a two-run triple in the eighth inning, his fifth triple of the season. The 25-year-old has emerged as an offensive star this season, batting .307/.360/.566 with 73 RBI and 70 runs scored overall. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Stubbs scores three times in win over Dodgers
    Drew Stubbs had a hit, two walks and three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.

    Advice: Stubbs scored on a fourth inning home run by Corey Dickerson, also crossing the plate in the sixth and eighth innings. The 29-year-old has 63 runs scored this year to go with a .288/.338/.481 line. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:15 pm
  • Morton fires 5 shutout frames in his return
    Charlie Morton returned to the Pirates' rotation and hurled five shutout innings in Tuesday's 4-0 defeat of the Red Sox.

    Advice: Morton had missed a month dealing with a sports hernia but didn't seem too bothered by it against the Red Sox. The right-hander scattered four hits and a pair of walks while striking out six. He'll go into the latter half of September with a 3.72 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 126/57 K/BB ratio. Morton will make a home start against the Brewers on Sunday in his next outing. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:49 pm
  • Nori Aoki reaches five times in Royals' win
    Nori Aoki went 4-for-4 with a double and a walk to lead the Royals to a 4-3 win over the White Sox on Monday.

    Advice: Aoki doubled in a tie game in the bottom of the ninth, only to be replaced by a pinch-runner despite his plus speed. It ended up working out for the Royals, as the outrageously fast Terrence Gore scored from second on an infield single to win the game. Aoki is hitting .349 in 43 at-bats this month, though he's not doing much else to help fantasy owners at the moment. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:04 pm
  • Steve Tolleson dealing with sore wrist
    Steve Tolleson had to leave Monday's game against the Orioles after being hit on the right wrist with a foul ball.

    Advice: Tolleson is icing the wrist down and is considered day-to-day. He had a couple singles in three at-bats before exiting. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:01 pm
  • Jake Lamb nursing quad ailment
    Jake Lamb isn't in the Diamondbacks' lineup for the third straight day Monday due to a quad injury.

    Advice: It doesn't at this point appear to be a big concern, but it's also not clear when Lamb might be ready to play again. He's hit just .227/.274/.386 in his first 95 plate appearances with the D'Backs but does have three homers. Aaron Hill is at third base Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:35 pm
  • Charlie Morton to rejoin rotation on Tuesday
    Charlie Morton (sports hernia) will rejoin the Pirates' rotation on Tuesday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Morton is dealing with a sports hernia that will require surgery after the season, but he'll try to gut it out in the final weeks. Vance Worley will move to the bullpen to accommodate him. Morton holds a 3.84 ERA and 1.27 WHIP across 25 starts this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:11 am
  • Josh Willingham nursing strained groin
    Josh Willingham has been unavailable the last couple days after straining his groin on Thursday.

    Advice: "He feels a little better," Royals manager Ned Yost said Saturday. "Tried to take some swings in the cage (Friday) and felt it still a little bit, swinging. But I imagine he'll be available to pinch hit here in the next couple days." Willingham is hitting .274/.384/.452 with two homers over 20 games since joining the Royals. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:49 am
  • Cervelli (migraines) close to returning
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Saturday that Francisco Cervelli (migraine headaches) is "getting closer" to returning to action.

    Advice: Cervelli hasn't played since September 2 due to migraine headaches but has been catching in the bullpen. It's been an injury-shortened season for the 28-year-old, as Cervelli missed nearly two months earlier this year with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:44 am
  • Rasmus makes another spot start for Halos
    Cory Rasmus made another spot start for the Angels and took a no-decision, allowing one run over 3 1/3 innings against the Rangers on Thursday.

    Advice: Rasmus has been used exclusively as a reliever since A-ball, so he doesn't have the endurance of a typical spot starter. As such, he's lasted a total of eight innings in three starts for the Angels since August 30. Against the Rangers, he yielded only two hits while striking out three and issuing zero walks. He'll bring a 2.80 ERA and a 47/15 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's home start against the Mariners. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:43 pm
     
    7:05 pm vs Sea
  • Jake Lamb hits third homer since callup
    Jake Lamb hit his third homer since being called up in Thursday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: The blast to dead center off Santiago Casilla was pretty impressive. Lamb, though, is still struggling for the most part, with a .215 average and a 30/6 K/BB ratio in 84 at-bats. The Diamondbacks will keep running him out there, but if he does show rapid improvement, they may consider shifting Aaron Hill to third base next year. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:17 pm
  • Collmenter works 6 SO innings in ND vs. SFG
    Josh Collmenter painted six shutout innings in Wednesday's no-decision against the Giants.

    Advice: Collmenter scattered three hits and struck out three in remaining stuck one win shy of a new career high. He's 2-0 in his last four starts, having held opposing offenses to two earned runs and 14 hits across 27 2/3 innings. The right-hander attributes his recent success locating the ball intelligently and mixing up his pitches. Collmenter (10-7, 3.67 ERA) has a rematch against San Francisco on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:41 pm
  • Morton (sports hernia) throws simulated game
    Charlie Morton (sports hernia) threw a five-inning, 86-pitch simulated game Tuesday.

    Advice: The Pirates will meet next Monday to decide what to do with Morton. They could bring him back as a reliever, but manager Clint Hurdle has indicated that he prefers to keep Morton in reserve as a starter should a need arise in the rotation. "Charlie wants to be a part of it. [We'll] keep an active, live arm that might get to a point where he can give us five innings, can throw 85 pitches," Hurdle said. "You can lose a pitcher in a day. You can lose two pitchers in two days. If it gets to a point where the pain plateaus and he starts feeling better, then we'll have another option." Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:02 am
  • Amarista snaps morbid 0-for-17 streak
    Alexi Amarista snapped an 0-for-17 stretch of futility by going 1-for-4 with a run scored Tuesday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Amarista's calling card is his defense, but even the leather wouldn't keep him in the lineup for most teams. The Padres have always viewed offense as optional, so he makes for a nice fit. Amarista is slashing .234/.285/.298 with three homers over 359 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:36 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Alexi Amarista SD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    7:10 pm vs Phi
  • Cory Rasmus to make another start Thursday
    Cory Rasmus will make another start for the Angels on Thursday night against the Rangers.

    Advice: Rasmus was excellent in his first spot start last Saturday, striking out six batters over three scoreless innings against the A's. But he struggled in a similar role this weekend against the Twins and will be a poor fantasy bet versus the Rangers. The Angels are essentially using Rasmus as their fifth starter. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:58 am
     
    7:05 pm vs Sea
  • Josh Willingham doubles in return to action
    Josh Willingham doubled and scored a run in his return to the lineup Saturday.

    Advice: Willingham had been unavailable for over a week due to a slight intercostal strain. He's hit .265/.368/.490 with two homers in 16 games for the Royals. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 2:50 am
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