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  • Trevor Story diagnosed with bruised finger
    Trevor Story was diagnosed with a bruised right middle finger after being hit by a pitch in the ninth inning on Sunday.

    Advice: Thankfully for the Rockies and fantasy owners alike, X-rays came back negative. Consider him day-to-day heading into next week. 34 minutes ago
    5:40 pm vs Tor
  • Trevor Story heading for X-rays on his hand
    Trevor Story is heading for X-rays on his hand after being drilled by a pitch leading off the ninth inning against the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

    Advice: Story was drilled leading off the ninth inning, then came around to score the game-winning run on Mark Reynolds' walk-off blast. The Rockies are hopeful that his hand isn't broken, but it remains a very real possibility at this time. Expect an update on his status shortly. Yesterday, 5:21 pm
    5:40 pm vs Tor
  • Gray goes six strong in a no-decision
    Sonny Gray held the Angels to two runs over six innings Sunday in a no-decision.

    Advice: Anaheim won the game in the bottom of the ninth inning on a walkoff sac fly by Jefry Marte. Gray did his part, yielding just five singles, a double, and one walk while whiffing three. He continues to lower his inflated season ERA, from 5.20 to 5.03 in this one. Look for the right-hander to keep it rolling next time out against the Pirates. Yesterday, 4:16 pm
  • Norris fans eight over seven shutout frames
    Bud Norris was superb in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Mets, hurling seven innings of shutout ball.

    Advice: The eight strikeouts marked a season-high for Norris. He scattered four hits and did not walk a batter over his seven innings of work. Since entering the starting rotation at the beginning of June, the 31-year-old right-hander has allowed more than two runs just once in five starts (he allowed three in the outlier). He will look to continue this nice roll in a home showdown with the Marlins next time he toes the rubber. Yesterday, 2:47 pm
    4:10 pm vs Cle
  • Prado provides cushion with late RBI hit
    Martin Prado went 1-for-5 with a three-run double in Sunday's win over the Cubs.

    Advice: The Marlins held a scant 3-1 advantage entering the eighth inning, but Prado provided them a killer breather when he unloaded for a bases-clearing double to bump the advantage to 6-1. That effectively ended the game. The 32-year-old third baseman is slashing .312/.359/.404 with 15 doubles, two homers and 26 RBI over 282 at-bats. Outside of a dependable average, Prado's fantasy value is limited. Yesterday, 2:01 pm
  • Hammel relatively on-point against Marlins
    Jason Hammel pitched decently in Sunday's loss to the Marlins, allowing two runs on four hits over six innings.

    Advice: Hammel surrendered an RBI double to Derek Dietrich in the second inning and an RBI ground out to Adeiny Hechavarria in the sixth, but otherwise kept the scoreboard clean. He struck out three and walked two on the afternoon. After a 7-1 start to the season, he has failed to pick up a win in any of his last four outings and has picked up outright losses in three of them. Despite the recent troubles in the win column, Hammel is maintaining a crisp 2.58 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 70/27 K/BB ratio across 87 1/3 innings. A road NLCS rematch against the Mets shows next on his schedule. Yesterday, 1:43 pm
  • Napoli crushes two-run homer in rout
    Mike Napoli went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Tigers.

    Advice: Napoli's homer came with one on and two outs in the fifth inning. The Indians cranked a whopping four dingers in that frame. With the bomb in the books, the veteran slugger is hitting .235/.308/.466 with 16 homers and 51 RBI over 264 at-bats. He has done fine work this season, particularly in comparison to the injury-plagued 2014 and 2015 campaigns on his ledger. Yesterday, 1:36 pm
  • Strasburg (back) placed on disabled list
    Nationals placed RHP Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 16, with an upper back strain.

    Advice: Strasburg appeared to be track to start Sunday after visiting a chiropractor, but his back flared up on him again Saturday. He'll be eligible to return later this week but it seems unlikely that he'll be ready by then. The Nationals will announce a corresponding move prior to Monday's game. Yesterday, 10:44 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs NYM
  • A's, Josh Reddick to revisit extension talks
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Athletics and Josh Reddick plan to revisit contract extension talks before the trade deadline.

    Advice: The two sides were unable to work something out previously, as the A's wanted to give Reddick a three-year deal and the outfielder was seeking four years. If a long-term deal isn't worked out, there's a good chance the A's will trade Reddick next month. Rosenthal does note that the club is prepared to hang on to Reddick and give him a qualifying offer over the winter if it comes to that. Reddick is making $6.575 million this season in his final year before free agency. Yesterday, 9:23 am
    15-Day DL
    7:15 pm @SF
  • Juan Lagares (thumb) resumes activities
    Juan Lagares (thumb) has resumed baseball activities at the Mets' spring training complex.

    Advice: There's no word yet on when he'll be ready for a rehab assignment. Lagares has decided to put off surgery on his sprained left thumb for now, although we'll have to see how he progresses. Yesterday, 9:06 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Was
  • Marcell Ozuna (wrist) out again on Sunday
    Marcell Ozuna (wrist) remained out of the Marlins' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Ozuna has been out of the lineup for two straight days due to a sore left wrist that's been bothering him for about a week. The Marlins anticipate him returning to action on Tuesday after Monday's off day. Ichiro Suzuki is getting another start in center field. The Marlins are also resting J.T. Realmuto, as Jeff Mathis is behind the plate. Yesterday, 8:03 am
  • Steven Moya scratched with minor knee injury
    Steven Moya had to be scratched from Saturday's lineup due to soreness in his right knee.

    Advice: Moya fell awkwardly while losing a ball in the lights on Friday, but he says that's not the cause of his knee soreness. He's considered day-to-day. "Just a little soreness," he said. "It was not related to that play." Yesterday, 6:49 am
  • Chacin gets hit hard as he usually does
    Jhoulys Chacin failed to strike out a batter while walking four, leading to four runs in 4 2/3 innings in a loss on Saturday.

    Advice: His record fell to 3-6. Chacin's 5.64 ERA this year is worse than it ever was when he was pitching for the Rockies in Coors Field. Given that his velocity is up this year and his rate stats are close to his career averages, it is probable that Chacin will manifest some improvement as the season progresses. But even then he will remain on the fringe of being rosterable in mixed leagues. Saturday, 11:56 pm
  • Karns fortunate to get a win over the Cards
    Nate Karns surrendered four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three in five innings, leading the Mariners to a 5-4 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday.

    Advice: He did not pitch very well but snared a win anyway. The big blow was a 5th-inning, three-run home run by Aledmys Diaz that ruined what had been a very effective outing up to that point. The poor game boosts Karns' ERA up to 4.56 on the season. He strikes out a lot of batters (9.33 K/9) but spoils that by walking too many (4.22 BB/9). He will face the Orioles in his next start on Friday in Seattle. Saturday, 11:21 pm
  • Wright coughs up eight runs to the Rangers
    Steven Wright got smacked around for eight runs (only three were earned) on seven hits during his 4 2/3 innings of work in a loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

    Advice: Wright didn't pitch as badly as it seems. The Red Sox' defense let him down multiple times. The home run Wright gave up to Ian Desmond today was only the fifth one the knuckleballer has allowed this season, which is a huge reason why he has a league-leading 2.18 ERA after 15 starts. Now 8-5, Wright draws a favorable matchup with the Angels on Friday. Saturday, 10:18 pm
  • de la Cruz could take Blair's rotation spot
    Joel de la Cruz is a candidate to start Wednesday's game against the Indians.

    Advice: That would have been Aaron Blair's turn to pitch but the Braves optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday. De la Cruz was called up last month but the Braves sent him down before he got a chance to pitch in a game. The 27-year-old holds a 4.68 ERA over 21 appearances (five starts) for Gwinnett this season. Saturday, 9:01 pm
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    4:10 pm vs Cle
  • Strasburg (back) scratched from Sunday's start
    Stephen Strasburg (back) has been scratched from his scheduled start Sunday against the Brewers.

    Advice: Strasburg was hoping to return Sunday after missing his last start Monday against the Dodgers but his back flared up again. After his latest setback, Strasburg is likely headed to the disabled list. Tanner Roark has been tabbed as Sunday's starter. He'll try to help the Nationals end their seven-game losing streak. Saturday, 5:16 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs NYM
  • Ozuna not in Saturday's lineup
    Marcell Ozuna is not in Saturday's lineup versus the Cubs.

    Advice: He'll take a seat against right-hander John Lackey. Ichiro Suzuki will make the start in center field and bat leadoff as he continues his chase toward 3,000 MLB hits. He's currently 17 away. Saturday, 9:06 am
  • Stephen Strasburg (back) on track for Sunday
    Stephen Strasburg (back) is on track to start on Sunday versus the Brewers.

    Advice: Strasburg was scratched from his last outing with an upper back strain, but he had two ribs popped back into place and is now feeling much better. He threw a light bullpen session Friday and should officially be cleared to start Sunday as long as he shows up to the ballpark Saturday feeling alright. Friday, 2:17 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs NYM
  • Ozuna hits 16th home run in win over Cubs
    Marcell Ozuna hit his 16th home run of the season in Thursday's win over the Cubs.

    Advice: Ozuna took Cubs starter Jon Lester deep for a solo shot in the sixth inning. The 25-year-old now has four homers in his last five games as he continues his breakout year. Ozuna is now batting .322/.373/.578 with 44 RBI and 46 runs scored on the year. Thursday, 7:02 pm
  • Steven Moya reaches three times in win
    Steven Moya doubled in a run and walked twice Thursday as the Tigers edged the Mariners 5-4 in 10 innings.

    Advice: Moya's second walk led to the winning run in the 10th, though he was removed for a pinch-runner after drawing it. It was pretty stunning to see him walking; he had a 15/1 K/BB ratio in 54 plate appearances entering the day. Even in Triple-A, he struck out six times for every time he walked. Moya has big-time power, but his approach leaves a whole lot to be desired, which is why we doubt he'll have lasting value in mixed leagues. Thursday, 2:17 pm
  • Marlins among teams with Bud Norris interest
    According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Marlins are among the teams with interest in Bud Norris.

    Advice: Heyman also cites the White Sox, Mariners, and Tigers as possible suitors. Norris had a terrible April but has pitched well since then, boasting a 2.43 ERA with 35 strikeouts over his last 40 2/3 innings. Atlanta moved the 31-year-old right-hander from the bullpen to the rotation three weeks ago. Thursday, 7:01 am
    4:10 pm vs Cle
  • Moya's huge night leads the Tigers to victory
    Steven Moya launched two solo home runs to lead the Tigers to a 5-1 victory over the Mariners on Wednesday.

    Advice: The huge rookie finished the game 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored. After 53 at-bats he is hitting .321/.333/.623 with three longballs. Moya strikes out a ton and rarely walks, so don't expect a good batting average moving forward. But he will hit a lot of home runs as long as he makes enough contact to stay in the majors. Wednesday, 7:40 pm
  • Strasburg (back) throws off flat ground
    Stephen Strasburg (back) played catch prior to Wednesday's game against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Manager Dusty Baker called Strasburg's progress "very encouraging." The team is hopeful that he will be able to make his next scheduled start, which would come against the Brewers on Sunday. Should he need another day or two, Tanner Roark and Joe Ross could be pushed up a day in the rotation, to allow Strasburg to make a Monday or Tuesday start against the Mets. The 27-year-old right-hander initially strained his upper back while lifting weights on Saturday. Wednesday, 6:33 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs NYM
  • Gray strikes out seven over six innings
    Sonny Gray pitched well in earning a no-decision against the Brewers on Tuesday, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits over six innings.

    Advice: Gray struck out seven and walked one on the evening. Since returning from the disabled list at the beginning of June, the ace right-hander has allowed two or fewer runs in three of four starts. He will look to continue to aid the erosion of his 5.20 ERA in a road date with the Angels in his next scheduled start. Tuesday, 10:47 pm
  • Bud Norris whiffs six in no-decision vs. Fish
    Bud Norris pitched well in a no-decision against the Marlins on Tuesday, surrendering two runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander struck out six on the evening while issuing two walks. He has actually been fairly effective in his four starts since rejoining the rotation, providing much-needed stability for the Braves. He still isn't worth using in most fantasy leagues for Sunday's matchup against the Mets. Tuesday, 9:41 pm
    4:10 pm vs Cle
  • Hammel gives up four runs, two homers vs. STL
    Jason Hammel allowed four runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday.

    Advice: Hammel gave up six hits on the night, with two leaving the yard -- a Matt Carpenter solo homer and Matt Holliday two-run shot, both in the third inning. After going 7-1 in his first 11 starts, Hammel is now winless in his last three. He isn't getting pounded, though, and Hammel still owns a 2.55 ERA and 1.08 WHIP on the year. He'll try to get back in the win column Sunday at the Marlins. Tuesday, 8:57 pm
  • Napoli has two hits, stolen base against Rays
    Mike Napoli went 2-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored against the Rays on Tuesday.

    Advice: The steal was the third of the year for the speedster, who hasn't stolen more than three in a season since 2011. Napoli is batting just .237 with a .309 on-base percentage, but he's found ways to contribute on a regular basis in his first year with the Tribe. The 34-year-old has 15 home runs on the year, and his 49 RBI are sixth-most among American Leaguers. Tuesday, 7:12 pm
  • Ozuna not in Tuesday's lineup
    Marcell Ozuna is out of the Marlins' lineup Tuesday versus the Braves.

    Advice: Ozuna had a two-homer night Monday against the Rockies, but he'll be on the bench in Tuesday's series opener. Ichiro Suzuki is starting in center field and batting leadoff against Bud Norris. Tuesday, 12:19 pm
  • Reddick (thumb) begins rehab assignment
    Josh Reddick (thumb) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Monday in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Reddick was tentatively scheduled to begin his rehab assignment on Sunday, but it ultimately got pushed back to Monday. Athletics manager Bob Melvin said over the weekend that club projects him to return for the first game of the Giants series on June 27. Reddick has been sidelined for over a month with a fractured left thumb. Tuesday, 6:13 am
    15-Day DL
    7:15 pm @SF
  • Strasburg (back) hopeful to make next start
    Stephen Strasburg (back) is hopeful he'll make his next start on Sunday against the Brewers.

    Advice: Strasburg suffered an upper back strain while lifting weights on Saturday and had to be scratched from Monday's scheduled start against the Dodgers. Fortunately, it's not considered serious and is unrelated to his neck/back issues from the first half last year. "I think it’s something that’s manageable," he said. "It’s gotten better; that’s the big thing. It’s just still there. I just don’t want to make the same mistake I made last year and have it become a long-term thing. I just want to nip it in the bud, and get ready for the next one." Tuesday, 5:31 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs NYM
  • Jhoulys Chacin gets wild in loss
    Jhoulys Chacin was tagged for six runs -- five earned -- in two-plus innings by the Astros on Monday.

    Advice: Chacin walked five and hit a batter, which simply isn't going to fly for him with the stuff he brings to the mound these days. He can hold his own when he's on, but there's no fantasy value to be had here. Monday, 9:20 pm
  • Karns allows five runs over five vs. Tigers
    Nate Karns allowed five runs on seven hits over five innings against the Tigers on Monday.

    Advice: Karns struck out six while walking three, and he served up a two-run home run to Miguel Cabrera among his seven hits allowed. He's given up just seven home runs in 14 starts this year, a step forward after allowing 19 dingers last season. The right-hander is still winless in the month of June and is 5-1 with a 4.38 ERA and 1.46 WHIP overall. He'll square off with the Cardinals in an interleague tilt Saturday. Monday, 8:51 pm
  • Wright goes nine innings against White Sox
    Steven Wright allowed only an unearned run over nine innings of work but didn't factor in the decision Monday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Wright scattered five hits and three walks while striking out six on the night. On any other night he would have likely had his fourth complete game of the season, but he settled for lowering his ERA to a microscopic 2.01 with a 1.10 WHIP in 14 starts. The knuckleball is a fickle mistress, but it has treated Wright very well thus far this year. He'll attempt to keep the ball dancing Saturday against the Rangers. Monday, 8:26 pm
  • Ozuna's two-homer game not enough for Marlins
    Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with two home runs in Monday's loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: Ozuna enjoyed his matchup with Rockies starter De La Rosa, taking the lefty deep in the first and fourth innings, both times for solo shots. The homers gave him 15 jacks on the year to go with a .322/.374/.567 line. That .322 batting average is third-best in the National League. Monday, 8:10 pm
  • Strasburg (back) scratched from start Monday
    Stephen Strasburg was scratched from Monday's scheduled start against the Dodgers due to an upper back strain.

    Advice: So much for the Strasburg vs. Clayton Kershaw matchup. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined, but it's worth noting that Strasburg dealt with upper back and neck issues early on in the 2015 season. Yusmeiro Petit will start in his place Monday. Monday, 5:47 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs NYM
  • Ozuna styles three-run home run in victory
    Marcell Ozuna clocked a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Ozuna rocked a three-run homer in the sixth inning to snap a scoreless tie. Those would be the only runs to score in the game, for either team. In addition to the big home run, he also picked up a pair of singles to finish 3-for-4. This season, the 25-year-old outfielder is slashing .319/.372/.545 with 13 homers and 41 RBI. Just about any way you slice it, Ozuna is posting a stellar offensive season. Jun 19, 2:22 pm
  • Josh Reddick to begin rehab assignment Sunday
    Josh Reddick (thumb) is tentatively scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Sunday with Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Reddick has been taking swings off of a tee without any issues this week. He has been on the shelf since May 19 with a fractured left thumb. Before landing on the shelf, he was raking to the tune of .322/.394/.466 with five home runs and 18 RBI in 146 at-bats. Jun 17, 3:54 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:15 pm @SF
  • Tigers recall OF Steven Moya from Triple-A
    Tigers recalled OF Steven Moya from Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: Moya earns the promotion as J.D. Martinez hits the disabled list with a fractured elbow. In 32 at-bats at the major league level in 2016, the 24-year-old outfielder recorded nine hits, including a double. Jun 16, 9:33 pm
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