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  • Belisle (calf) makes rehab appearance
    Matt Belisle (calf) tossed a scoreless inning Monday in his first minor league rehab appearance with High-A Potomac.

    Advice: Belisle, who is working his way back from a right calf strain, gave up one hit and struck out one. He should be back in the Nationals' bullpen in a few days. The veteran right-hander had a 1.50 ERA in seven appearances prior to hitting the DL. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:53 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs NYM
     
  • Pence (hamstring) has walk-off pop-up 2B
    Hunter Pence (hamstring) delivered a walk-off pop-up RBI double in Monday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: It was a ball that should have been caught, but the Giants will take it. Pence has missed three straight starts with a mild right hamstring strain and didn't feel comfortable taking swings in batting practice Monday, but he's not far off. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:42 am
    Day-to-Day
    7:15 pm vs SD
     
  • Clint Barmes decides to retire from MLB
    Clint Barmes told Jessica Kleinschmidt of FanDuel that he has decided to retire from baseball.

    Advice: Barmes made the decision in the middle of a recent game with Triple-A Omaha and was given his release by the Royals on Monday. "Coming back I think I decided I would give Triple-A a little time to help make my decision easier for me as far as having no regrets when I do make that decision," said Barmes. "At this point I can honestly say I can look back and know I don’t have any regrets." Barmes produced a .245/.294/.379 career batting line over 13 seasons to go along with 89 homers and 415 RBI. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:31 am
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  • Johnny Cueto goes nine to beat Padres
    Johnny Cueto pitched a two-hit shutout Monday against the Padres to improve to 7-1 on the season.

    Advice: There's no telling whether his elbow will hold up for the long haul, but Cueto is an elite hurler again following that rough spell in Kansas City. Evading the home run ball has always been his strongest suit, and now that he's in a pitcher's park, rather than hitter friendly Cincinnati, he's doing better than ever, serving up just two long balls in 75 2/3 innings to date this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Drew Pomeranz goes seven scoreless
    Drew Pomeranz blanked the Giants for seven innings in a no-decision Monday.

    Advice: Pomeranz deserves much better than a 4-4 record for his performance so far. He's sporting a 1.70 ERA in nine starts, with 60 strikeouts in 53 innings. That's pretty good for a guy who was acquired for two players the Padres were thinking of non-tendering and who very nearly didn't make the rotation out of spring training. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Wil Myers struggling in May
    Wil Myers went 0-for-3 in Monday's loss and is hitting .218 with a 17/1 K/BB ratio in 87 at-bats this month.

    Advice: Myers had a great April, but nothing has gone right for him this month and he'll probably hit lower in the Padres order until he gets it turned around. He still has some mixed-league value, but he's very benchable right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Rich Hill goes eight scoreless in win
    Rich Hill scattered eight hits over eight innings as the A's topped the Mariners 5-0 on Monday.

    Advice: Ryan Madson finished the shutout. Despite all of those curveballs, Hill didn't walk anyone tonight, and every hit he gave up was a single. He's now 7-3 with a 2.18 ERA, and he's really the only thing keeping the A's afloat. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Stephen Vogt hits fourth homer
    Stephen Vogt had a solo homer and an RBI on an HBP against the Mariners on Monday night.

    Advice: That'll do. The homer off Taijuan Walker in the seventh accounted for the first run of the game for either team, and the HBP in the eighth helped add to Oakland's cushion. Vogt is hitting .252 with four homers this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:02 pm
  • Ian Kennedy has abbreviated outing Monday
    Ian Kennedy was charged with two runs over 3 1/3 innings and took a no-decision in Monday's 10-4 win over the Twins.

    Advice: Kennedy gave up five hits, walked one and struck out three. He remained in the game after a 41-minute rain delay in the bottom of the third inning but wasn't in there for long. The right-hander has scuffled a bit the last few times out but still sports a nice 3.38 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 53/18 K/BB ratio over 53 1/3 innings. He'll get the White Sox over the weekend. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Brandon Finnegan takes hard-luck loss
    Brandon Finnegan went the distance in Monday's loss to the Dodgers, allowing one run in eight innings.

    Advice: At least the Reds won't go the whole year without a complete game now. They had two last year, both from guys who were later traded (Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake). Finnegan was really effective tonight, but he struck out just two and walked four. He can't be owned in mixed leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • Enrique Hernandez goes 0-for-4
    Enrique Hernandez went 0-for-4 against the Reds on Monday, dropping his average to .190.

    Advice: Hernandez has lost some playing time with Carl Crawford back and Trayce Thompson hitting, and he stands to lose more now with his OPS down to .594. The Dodgers value his versatility, but if the slump continues, perhaps he'll be sent down to play regularly in Triple-A for a spell. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Salvador Perez's five-hit night paces Royals
    Salvador Perez went 5-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored in Monday's victory over the Twins.

    Advice: It was the first five-hit game of the All-Star catcher's career, and the slow-footed Perez even managed to mix in a triple among his five base knocks. Perez has a modest nine-game hitting streak going, and he's lifted his average from .226 to .270 over that stretch. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Joe Mauer homers as part of three-hit night
    Joe Mauer went 3-for-5 with a solo homer in Monday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: The longball came in the first inning off of Ian Kennedy and was Mauer's third of the season. The power has still been lacking for Mauer, and he's cooled off in May after a nice April. However, he's still been productive overall with a .380 on-base percentage. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Cody Anderson strikes out nine in victory
    Cody Anderson fanned nine while allowing one run over seven innings to beat the White Sox in the second game of Monday's doubleheader.

    Advice: Anderson had a 7.99 ERA in six starts and a relief appearance before being recalled to make the start tonight. He's expected to stick around and start against the Orioles this weekend, and while he'll be too risky to use then, he still could have some AL-only value this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:20 pm
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  • Adam Wainwright notches quality start
    Adam Wainwright was charged with three runs over six innings Monday, netting a no-decision in a 4-3 win over the Cubs.

    Advice: The Cubs didn't exactly knock Wainwright around the park, as all seven of their hits off the tall right-hander were singles. However, Waino issued three walks and struck out only four, eventually getting off the hook when the Cards' offense rallied late. Wainwright has mostly pitched better of late but is still looking like a borderline play, at best, in mixed leagues right now. He'll have another tough matchup against the Nationals this weekend. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Royals release INF Clint Barmes
    Royals released INF Clint Barmes.

    Advice: Barmes exercised the opt-out clause in his minor league contract. The 37-year-old was batting just .204/.255/.306 over 29 games in Triple-A, but he's hoping to find a better opportunity elsewhere. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:50 pm
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  • Pence diagnosed with mild hamstring strain
    Hunter Pence was diagnosed with a mild right hamstring strain following an MRI.

    Advice: Pence has missed the last two games, but he's scheduled to take batting practice on Monday and could potentially talk his way into the lineup if he feels good. Either way, it doesn't sound like he'll be sidelined for much longer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:11 pm
    Day-to-Day
    7:15 pm vs SD
     
  • Hunter Pence (hamstring) out again Monday
    Hunter Pence (hamstring) is out again Monday against the Padres.

    Advice: Pence has now missed three straight games with right hamstring soreness. The Giants continue to call him day-to-day. Gregor Blanco is starting in right field again Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:22 pm
    Day-to-Day
    7:15 pm vs SD
     
  • Hunter Pence remains out of Giants lineup
    Hunter Pence (hamstring) is once again absent from the Giants starting lineup on Sunday.

    Advice: Pence is dealing with soreness in his right hamstring, which also caused him to miss Saturday's game. He is available off the bench as a pinch-hitter, but manager Bruce Bochy thought it would be best to give him an extra day of rest. Gregor Blanco will once again start in his place in right field with Angel Pagan manning left field. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:08 pm
    Day-to-Day
    7:15 pm vs SD
     
  • Stephen Vogt (wrist) hopes to play Sunday
    Stephen Vogt (wrist) hopes to return to the lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Vogt was unavailable Saturday after getting hit in the wrist with a pitch Friday, but it sounds like he'll be fine. The catcher sports a .250/.284/.371 batting line with three homers this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:39 am
  • Matt Belisle (calf) to begin rehab on Monday
    Matt Belisle (calf) will begin a rehab assignment on Monday.

    Advice: He's working his way back from a strained right calf. The 35-year-old was pitching well before he got hurt. He carries a 1.50 ERA across seven appearances this season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:19 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs NYM
     
  • Pence sitting with sore hamstring Saturday
    Hunter Pence is dealing with a sore right hamstring.

    Advice: That would explain why Gregor Blanco is filling in at right field Saturday against the Cubs. Manager Bruce Bochy said Pence will be available to pinch-hit. He should be back in the lineup for Sunday's series finale. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:15 pm
    Day-to-Day
    7:15 pm vs SD
     
  • Hunter Pence not in Saturday's lineup
    Hunter Pence is not in the Giants' starting lineup Saturday against the Cubs.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. It's only Pence's second absence of the year. Gregor Blanco will handle right field with Kelby Tomlinson making a surprise start in left. Pence is tied for fourth in the NL with 32 RBI. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:31 pm
    Day-to-Day
    7:15 pm vs SD
     
  • Cody Anderson will start for Indians Monday
    Cody Anderson will be recalled to pitch the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Twins.

    Advice: He'll serve as the 26th man for the twin bill. He owns a horrifying 7.99 ERA through his first 32 2/3 innings thus far and doesn't make for an attractive streaming option. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:19 am
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  • Stephen Vogt not in Athletics lineup Saturday
    Stephen Vogt is not in the Athletics starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Given that it's a day game after a night game and Vogt has been a bit hobbled as of late, it's a good time to give him a rest. Matt McBride will work behind the dish for the A's and bat eighth against Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:29 am
  • Joe Mauer not in Twins lineup on Saturday
    Joe Mauer is not in the Twins starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Manager Paul Molitor is opting to give Mauer a breather against opposing southpaw J.A. Happ. The 33-year-old is hitting .265/.377/.361 with two homers and 11 RBI through his first 41 games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:24 am
  • Johnny Cueto goes the distance in win vs. SD
    Johnny Cueto went the distance for the Giants on Wednesday, allowing one run and four hits in a victory over the Padres.

    Advice: After a rough go of it during the regular season for the Royals following last year's trade, Cueto is back pitching now like he did as a Red; he's 6-1 with a 2.70 ERA after nine starts. The complete game was his second of the year and 14th ever. A juicy rematch with the Padres is next. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:05 pm
  • Hunter Pence homers in Giants' win
    Hunter Pence homered off Drew Pomeranz to supply both Giants runs Wednesday against the Padres.

    Advice: It was worth wondering just how much the 33-year-old Pence would rebound after his injury-filled 2015, but he's off to a smashing start, with seven homers and an .885 OPS to date. He's finished with that high of an OPS just once in his career, when he came in at .899 in 108 games as a 24-year-old rookie in 2007. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:02 pm
    Day-to-Day
    7:15 pm vs SD
     
  • Finnegan strikes out six in no-decision
    Brandon Finnegan allowed four runs (three earned) over 5 2/3 innings, striking out six and walking none, in Wednesday’s extra-inning loss to the Indians.

    Advice: It was nice to see Finnegan fan six on Wednesday because he had only struck out nine batters in his previous 15 innings and hadn’t struck out more than five in a game since his debut on April 6. The lefty hasn’t been able to quiet the fears that he’s a long-term reliever. He has walked too many and has proven too home-run prone; however, the 23-year-old southpaw has a decent swinging-strike rate that could translate to more strikeouts as the year progresses. He has a 4.44 ERA on the year and is next scheduled to face the Dodgers in a tough road match-up. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:37 pm
  • Wainwright turns in best start of 2016 season
    Adam Wainwright tossed 6 2/3 shutout innings Wednesday in the Cardinals' 2-0 blanking of the Rockies.

    Advice: It was easily the best start of the season for Wainwright, who scattered six hits and a walk over his 6 2/3 scoreless frames. He ran into some trouble in the top of the first on a Charlie Blackmon triple and another Aledmys Diaz error, but the veteran right-hander was able to work out of it and didn't really have another problem until the seventh. Waino dropped his season ERA nearly a whole run, from 6.80 to 5.92. He's going to need to stay in this groove next week against the rival Cubs. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:11 pm
  • Hill yields just one run to Rangers over six
    Rich Hill pitched well in Wednesday's win over the Rangers, allowing just one run on three hits over six innings.

    Advice: Hill struck out six against one walk. The only run to score on his watch -- indeed, the only run the Rangers scored in the game -- came when Prince Fielder hit an RBI single in the sixth inning. Otherwise, Hill had matters completely under control. He might be growing long in the tooth at age 36, but he has pitched admirably this season. Through nine starts, he holds a 2.54 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 59/21 K/BB ratio over 49 2/3 innings. A road start against the Mariners shows next on his schedule. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:14 pm
  • Kennedy lasts into sixth while fanning nine
    Ian Kennedy had the strikeout working in Wednesday's no-decision against the Red Sox, whiffing nine batters while allowing two runs over 5 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Kennedy was rocked for seven runs by the Yankees last time out, but he managed to keep the molten hot offense of the Red Sox in check on Wednesday. The 31-year-old right-hander surrendered an RBI single to David Ortiz in the fourth and a solo homer to Chris Young in the fifth to account for the runs on his line. With this outing in the books, he holds a 3.24 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 50/17 K/BB ratio across 50 innings. He will take to the road for a date with the Twins next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:40 pm
  • Joe Mauer homers in loss to Tigers
    Joe Mauer ripped a solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers.

    Advice: It was one of two solo blasts that the Twins had -- Miguel Sano had the other -- and they put the club in a 2-0 lead going into the bottom of the seventh. That's when the Tigers erupted for seven runs. Mauer has slumped this month after a big April but is still sporting a nice .274/.389/.378 batting line. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:41 pm
  • Myers (forearm) batting leadoff on Tuesday
    Wil Myers (forearm) is batting leadoff for the Padres on Tuesday night against the Giants.

    Advice: Myers left Saturday's game against the Brewers with cramping in his left calf and had to be scratched Sunday due to left forearm tightness, but they were both apparently minor injuries. The 25-year-old has seven home runs and 17 RBI in 38 games this season, though consistency remains a big issue. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:09 pm
  • Indians option RHP Anderson to Triple-A
    Indians optioned RHP Cody Anderson to Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Anderson was tagged for six runs over 4 1/3 innings on Monday against the Reds and now owns a 7.99 ERA for the year. He has allowed 10 homers in just 32 2/3 innings, which isn't going to get it done. He'll try to earn his way back in the minors. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:35 am
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  • Anderson gives up six runs vs. Reds
    Cody Anderson was chased after giving up six runs over 4 1/3 innings Monday against the Reds.

    Advice: Anderson allowed nine hits, including two home runs. He has now served up 10 home runs in just 32 2/3 innings this season and owns an ugly 7.99 ERA on the year. It’s hard to imagine him keeping a rotation spot for much longer. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:43 pm
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  • Vogt (thumb) out of Monday's lineup
    Stephen Vogt (thumb) is out of Monday's lineup against the Rangers.

    Advice: Vogt took a pitch off his left thumb when he tried to stop a wild pitch on Sunday. X-rays came back negative and he's considered day-to-day. Josh Phegley (knee) is out again Monday, so Matt McBride is starting behind the plate. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:41 pm
  • Stephen Vogt (thumb) considered day-to-day
    Stephen Vogt is considered day-to-day after X-rays on his thumb came back negative on Sunday.

    Advice: He received a pitch behind the plate that caught him in the left thumb, but the pain wasn't enough for him to come out of the game Sunday. If anything, he may see a day of rest as a precaution, but it shouldn't necessitate a trip to the disabled list. Rotoworld.com May 15, 2:15 pm
  • Myers (forearm) scratched from Padres' lineup
    Wil Myers has been scratched from the Padres' lineup Sunday with left forearm tightness.

    Advice: Myers left Saturday's game with a calf cramp but passed mobility tests during pregame Sunday and was initially in the lineup. However, it appears he's now dealing with a forearm issue. Consider him day-to-day for now. Brett Wallace has slid from third to first base, Adam Rosales will move from second to third base and Jose Pirela enters the lineup at second. Rotoworld.com May 15, 11:21 am
  • Matt Belisle (calf) throws bullpen session
    Matt Belisle (calf) threw a 26-pitch bullpen session Saturday.

    Advice: "It went great," Belisle said. "It was totally normal. I felt really good. I threw all of my pitches. I had a hitter stand in. It was great." Belisle will begin a rehab assignment soon and should rejoin the Nationals' bullpen before the end of the month. Rotoworld.com May 15, 10:24 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs NYM
     
  • Wil Myers (calf) back in Sunday's lineup
    Wil Myers (calf) is in the Padres' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Myers departed Saturday's contest with a left calf cramp, but he made a quick recovery. He's at first base and batting second against Zach Davies and the Brewers. Travis Jankowski is in center field and in the leadoff spot for Jon Jay. Rotoworld.com May 15, 9:06 am
  • Wil Myers (calf) thinks he'll play Sunday
    Wil Myers said after leaving Saturday's game with a left calf cramp that he expects to be ready to play Sunday.

    Advice: "Running down the line, I felt it catch just a little bit, nothing crazy," said Myers. The first baseman added that it "was just one of those precautionary moves." While it's good news that Myers should be fine, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Padres hold him out of action for a day or two just in case. Rotoworld.com May 15, 6:44 am
  • Myers leaves Saturday's game with leg injury
    Wil Myers left Saturday's game against the Brewers with a leg injury.

    Advice: Jon Jay pinch-ran for Myers in the ninth inning after reaching on a fielder's choice. Derek Norris replaced Myers at first base the following inning. Myers was having a good night before the injury, collecting two hits including his seventh home run of the season. He's likely headed for X-rays. James Loney, who is hitting .336 for Triple-A El Paso, would be a candidate to fill in at first base if Myers lands on the disabled list. Rotoworld.com May 14, 8:32 pm
  • Salvador Perez doubles in loss to Braves
    Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a double in Saturday's loss to the Braves.

    Advice: Not much doing for the Royal offense against Braves starter Michael Foltynewicz. Perez's double was one of just two extra-base hits the defending champs managed to pick up on the evening. The double was Perez's ninth of the season. He is slashing .236/.269/.447 with five homers and 20 RBI over 123 at-bats. The average isn't great, though that should work back toward his .276 career mark over the course of the season. Rotoworld.com May 14, 7:11 pm
  • Hill gives up three runs in win over Rays
    Rich Hill yielded three runs in six innings in Friday’s 6-3 win over the Rays.

    Advice: Hill gave up two runs in the first inning, but settled down from there. He finished with seven strikeouts and four walks. Perhaps most importantly, he made it through six innings and gave a taxed A’s bullpen a bit of a break. The 36-year-old is 5-3 with a 2.68 ERA and 53/20 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings across eight starts. If he keeps this up, he’ll make for an interesting trade target this summer. Rotoworld.com May 13, 10:04 pm
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