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  • C.J. Cron goes 3-for-4, homers
    C.J. Cron finished 3-for-4 with a homer and a double Monday against the Reds.

    Advice: Cron went 1-for-11 in his first three games back from the DL, but he's hit in six in a row since. He should be an everyday player the rest of the way, making him a fringy mixed-league option. Rotoworld.com 10 minutes ago
    W, 9-2 vs Cin
     
  • Jon Gray goes six scoreless in win
    Jon Gray struck out eight over six scoreless innings Monday in a defeat of the Dodgers.

    Advice: Just when it seemed like Gray was out of gas, he's come back with a couple of nice starts. He's struck out as many batters in his last two outings (18) as he did in his previous four. The Rockies will want to be careful for Gray in September, which could mean shutting him down a little early. He's currently slated to face the Diamondbacks on Sunday, but the Rockies have Thursday off and could shuffle their rotation some. Rotoworld.com 36 minutes ago
    W, 8-1 vs LAD
     
  • DJ LeMahieu goes 2-for-5, knocks in three
    DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI versus the Dodgers on Monday.

    Advice: The Rockies have played a lot of home games this month, and LeMahieu is taking advantage, having hit .444 with 10 extra-base hits, 16 RBI, 17 walks and 22 runs scored in 23 games. He should have a shot at player of the month honors, but Kris Bryant is the clear favorite. Rotoworld.com 39 minutes ago
    W, 8-1 vs LAD
     
  • X-rays negative on Corey Seager's wrist
    X-rays came back negative on Corey Seager's left wrist.

    Advice: Seager was hit by a pitch twice on Monday -- including off his wrist in the seventh inning -- but he stayed in the game. Fortunately, tests ruled out anything serious, but he's expected to get the day off on Tuesday at the very least. Rotoworld.com 44 minutes ago
    Day-to-Day
    L, 8-1 @Col
     
  • Joc Pederson in 0-for-16 slump
    Joc Pederson went 0-for-4 on Monday and is 0-for-16 with nine strikeouts over the last week.

    Advice: Pederson's start tonight was just his third in seven games, as the Dodgers hit a stretch against a handful of lefties. Perhaps it's the lack of action taking a toll, or perhaps it's just a little slump. Prior to Aug. 23, he had been hitting .284/.389/.526 in 95 at-bats since coming off the disabled list in July. Rotoworld.com 46 minutes ago
  • Yu Darvish strikes out nine in nice showing
    Yu Darvish recorded nine strikeouts while allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings in Monday's 6-3 win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Two of the runs charged to Darvish scored after he exited, as Franklin Gutierrez hit a pinch-hit, two-run double off of reliever Jake Diekman in the seventh inning. Still, it was the right-hander's eighth straight quality start, and he continues to pile up strikeouts. Darvish now holds a 3.01 ERA and 90/21 K/BB ratio over 71 2/3 innings this season. He'll take on the Astros on Sunday. Rotoworld.com 59 minutes ago
    W, 6-3 vs Sea
     
  • Jose Peraza exits game with facial contusion
    Jose Peraza exited Monday's game against the Angels with a facial contusion.

    Advice: Peraza was hit in the ear/jaw area by a pickoff throw at first base in the third inning. He was down on the ground for a while, but fortunately he didn't suffer any fractures. We should know more about his status on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com 59 minutes ago
    New Player Note
    José Peraza Cin - 2B,SS,OF
    Day-to-Day
    L, 9-2 @LAA
     
  • Dillon Gee holds down Yankees in win
    Dillon Gee held the Yankees to one run over six innings in a victory Monday.

    Advice: Gee's rotation spot was in doubt for a spell, but then setbacks from Kris Medlen and Mike Minor took away Kansas City's alternatives. He's done pretty well his last three times out, allowing a total of five runs in 18 1/3 innings. He's still a risky play in AL-only leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:16 pm
    W, 8-5 vs NYY
     
  • Michael Pineda gives up five runs in loss
    Michael Pineda was charged with five runs in six-plus innings Monday in a loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Pineda fanned eight. He bounced back nicely from a three-run first, shutting the Royals out over the following five innings. He was sent back out for the seventh afterwards and then pulled after a pair of singles. Both runners later came around to score as part of a five-run inning for the Royals. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:15 pm
  • Hisashi Iwakuma roughed up in Texas
    Hisashi Iwakuma was lit up for five runs over three innings in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: This game was essentially over after the third inning, as the Rangers plated one run in the first against Iwakuma and four more in the third. August concluded on a sour note for the right-hander, but it was a good month for him overall with a 3.28 ERA. He'll get the Angels for his first start of September. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:14 pm
  • Alcides Escobar hits three-run homer
    Alcides Escobar hit a three-run homer Monday in the win over the Yankees.

    Advice: Escobar has doubled his homer total in the last five days, going from two to four. His current .637 OPS is his highest mark since the first week of the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:13 pm
  • Didi Gregorius goes 3-for-5 in loss
    Didi Gregorius went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI against the Royals on Monday.

    Advice: Gregorius's OBP has been tumbling some, but the power has been impressive; he has 29 doubles to go along with his 17 homers. It's not exactly ideal that he's hitting cleanup for a major league team, but the Yankees lack better options at the moment. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:11 pm
  • Sam Dyson nails down 30th save
    Sam Dyson struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to record his 30th save of the season in Monday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Dyson faced little resistance in protecting a three-run lead, getting a pair of swinging strikeouts and a groundout. The closer has been a little shaky in August but was recently given a vote of confidence by manager Jeff Banister. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:06 pm
  • Aaron Judge strikes out three times
    Aaron Judge fanned all three times he was up Monday against the Royals.

    Advice: Judge homered in his first two games and collected two hits in the third. Since then, he's 4-for-36 with no homers and a whopping 20 strikeouts. He'll definitely be good for a few more homers next month, but it remains to be seen whether he'll hit for average at all. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:05 pm
  • Carlos Beltran homers in three-hit effort
    Carlos Beltran went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Monday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: He was Hisashi Iwakuma's nemesis in this one, taking him deep with a solo shot in the first inning and getting to him with an RBI double in the third. Beltran also added an infield single off of reliever Arquimedes Caminero. The veteran slugger went through a 32 at-bat hitless streak but has now picked up five base knocks in his last eight at-bats. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:02 pm
  • Iwakuma's option vests for 2016
    According to MLB Trade Rumors, Hisashi Iwakuma's 2017 option has vested.

    Advice: Iwakuma got there when he reached 162 innings for the year in a start against the Yankees last week. While the option is worth $14 million, his contract also stipulates that he must finish the season without suffering a specific injury. The 35-year-old has struggled a bit recently, but he has managed to remain healthy so far. But nothing is guaranteed yet. Iwakuma's contract also includes a club/vesting option for 2018. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:31 pm
  • Didi Gregorius batting cleanup Monday
    Didi Gregorius will bat cleanup Monday against the Royals.

    Advice: Gregorius has received a handful of chances out of the cleanup spot recently and he'll slide in there again on Monday with Mark Teixeira out of the lineup. Tyler Austin is starting at first base and will bat ninth. Dillon Gee is on the hill for Kansas City. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:02 pm
  • Dyson pitches into, out of danger for save
    Sam Dyson pitched into danger but earned his 29th save Sunday versus the Indians.

    Advice: Dyson gave up a leadoff single to Francisco Lindor in the top of the ninth inning and then issues back-to-back one-out walks to Carlos Santana and Jose Ramirez, but he rallied to strike out Tyler Naquin and then got Abraham Almonte to fly out to end it. Dyson has struggled lately, but his job seems safe for now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:54 pm
  • Carlos Beltran getting a breather Sunday
    Carlos Beltran is not in the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a regular day of rest. The Rangers have Adrian Beltre in the designated hitter spot and Jurickson Profar at third base. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:24 am
  • Seager slugs solo homer in win over Cubs
    Corey Seager slugged a solo homer in Saturday’s win over the Cubs.

    Advice: Seager finished the day 1-for-4. He’s now up to 23 home runs on the year to go along with a .322/.376/.545 batting line. The Rookie of the Year Award appears to be a lock at this point and he could even get some love for the NL MVP Award. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:44 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 8-1 @Col
     
  • Aaron Judge not in Yankees lineup on Saturday
    Aaron Judge is not in the Yankees starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's showdown against the Orioles.

    Advice: Manager Joe Girardi indicated that it was nothing more than a regular day of rest for the rookie outfielder and that Judge would be back in the lineup on Sunday. Aaron Hicks is starting in his place in right field and will bat eighth against Dylan Bundy and the O's on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:10 am
  • LeMahieu returns to Rockies lineup Saturday
    D.J. LeMahieu has returned to the Rockies starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: LeMahieu has been sidelined since Monday due to inflammation in his left wrist. The 28-year-old is having an outstanding season at the plate, slashing .344/.416/.501 with 10 homers, 50 RBI and nine stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:35 am
    W, 8-1 vs LAD
     
  • Joc Pederson not in Dodgers lineup on Friday
    Joc Pederson is not in the Dodgers starting lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs.

    Advice: It's just a routine day off for Pederson with left-hander Mike Montgomery toeing the slab for the Mariners. Kike Hernandez is starting in his place in center field and batting fifth for the Dodgers on Friday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:50 pm
  • LeMahieu (wrist) out of lineup again Friday
    DJ LeMahieu (wrist) remained out of the Rockies' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Monday because of inflammation in his left wrist. The good news is LeMahieu is available off the bench and should be back in the lineup Saturday. Daniel Descalso is at second base in his place. The Rockies also have Ryan Raburn over David Dahl in left field with the Nationals starting southpaw Gio Gonzalez. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:30 pm
    W, 8-1 vs LAD
     
  • Seager ends no-no with ninth-inning single
    Corey Seager picked up a dunker of a single with two outs in the ninth inning of Thursday's loss to the Giants, ending Matt Moore's no-hit bid in the process.

    Advice: Seager stepped to the plate with two outs in the ninth having previously walked against Moore. He would deny him the no-hitter with a little flare single that landed in right field. For the season as a whole, Seager has done quite a bit more than just dunk singles left and right. He is slashing a meaty .322/.377/.538 with 22 homers, 61 RBI and 86 runs scored over 494 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:40 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 8-1 @Col
     
  • Escobar homers, drives in two to down Marlins
    Alcides Escobar finished 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in the Royals' 5-2 win over the Marlins on Thursday.

    Advice: Escobar flashed some rarely seen pop in the fourth inning, turning on a Tom Koehler pitch for his third homer of the year. That should be about it for the 29-year-old, who has hit between three and five home runs in each of his last seven seasons. He's also enjoyed a good month of August so far, batting .298 with two of his three homers, 11 RBI and 12 runs scored. Escobar is hitting .263/.292/.331 with 14 steals and 46 runs scored overall. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:43 pm
  • Darvish coughs up five runs in six innings
    Yu Darvish struggled with his control on Wednesday, which led to five walks and five runs -- three earned -- in six innings of work during a no-decision versus the Reds in a game the Rangers eventually won 6-5.

    Advice: He gave up just four base hits while striking out five batters. A throwing error by Elvis Andrus led to the two unearned runs. Darvish hit his first career home run to help atone for his sub-par performance on the mound. Darvish has a 2.91 ERA despite tonight's poor outing and will take his next turn on Monday against the Mariners in the first of a two-start week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:52 pm
    W, 6-3 vs Sea
     
  • Dyson tosses perfect inning for 28th save
    Sam Dyson tossed a spotless ninth inning to protect a one-run lead and earn his 28th save of the season on Wednesday.

    Advice: He induced three consecutive ground-outs and got through the inning on only eight pitches. He is not a big strikeout guy but he has been effective at keeping the ball on the ground this year. He has a 2.83 ERA with 41 strikeouts in 57 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:47 pm
  • Gee yields three runs in 5 1/3 frames
    Dillon Gee was charged with three runs in 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Marlins on Wednesday.

    Advice: Gee hung zeroes on the scoreboard until the 6th inning when all three runs scored. After getting the first batter out he allowed four consecutive singles to bring in two runs. He was then relieved by Peter Moylan, who gave up a sacrifice fly to let in the third run charged to Gee. The one bad inning spoiled what was shaping up to be an impressive outing. He now has a 5-7 record and 4.55 ERA with 80 strikeouts and 30 walks in 99 innings. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:19 pm
    W, 8-5 vs NYY
     
  • Escobar goes 2-for-4 with a double
    Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 with a double in Wednesday's loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: The Royals couldn't get anything going versus Jose Fernandez. Escobar was the only Royal with more than one hit. He is now batting .261 with 2 homers and 35 RBI. His 14 stolen bases are the only thing keeping him on the fringes of fantasy usefulness. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:02 pm
  • Iwakuma's quality start not enough vs. NYY
    Hisashi Iwakuma turned in a quality start in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees, surrendering three runs on six hits over six innings.

    Advice: Iwakuma struck out three and walked two in the contest. Gary Sanchez burned him for a solo home run in the first inning (Gary Sanchez does that to people), while a Tyler Austin RBI single in the second and a Brett Gardner sacrifice fly in the fourth completed the scoring on his line. This is just what Iwakuma does. He has allowed more than three runs just twice in his last 10 starts. The veteran right-hander will carry a 3.81 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 118/36 K/BB ratio (163 innings) into a road date with the Rangers next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:36 pm
  • DJ LeMahieu (wrist) sitting again Wednesday
    DJ LeMahieu (wrist) is out of the Rockies' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Brewers.

    Advice: LeMahieu was a late scratch Tuesday due to left wrist inflammation and is apparently still dealing with some discomfort. Daniel Descalso will start at second base and bat sixth on Wednesday afternoon against Zach Davies. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:26 am
    W, 8-1 vs LAD
     
  • Gray fans 10 over six innings against Brewers
    Jon Gray struck out 10 while allowing two runs over six innings against the Brewers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gray gave up just four hits and walked three, but he didn't factor in the decision. Even so, it was a promising turn for the 24-year-old, who hadn't struck out more than six in a game in his previous five starts before Tuesday. It's been an up and down year for the rookie, who owns a 4.61 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 142/46 K/BB ratio over 23 starts. Gray will next take on the Dodgers on Monday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:23 pm
    W, 8-1 vs LAD
     
  • Peraza stays hot with two hits, two steals
    Jose Peraza singled twice and stole a pair of bases in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

    Advice: He's now an incredible 9-for-19 at the plate since being recalled last week. There's not really a spot for Peraza to get regular starts once Zack Cozart (Achilles) is ready, but he's certainly playing well enough to force the Reds to make a tough decision. Perhaps they'll bench Scott Schebler. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:58 pm
    New Player Note
    José Peraza Cin - 2B,SS,OF
    Day-to-Day
    L, 9-2 @LAA
     
  • LeMahieu scratched due to wrist inflammation
    DJ LeMahieu was scratched from the Rockies' lineup Tuesday due to left wrist inflammation.

    Advice: Daniel Descalso will start at second base and bat sixth Tuesday versus Brewers right-hander Chase Anderson. This could be a multi-game absence for LeMahieu. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:09 pm
    W, 8-1 vs LAD
     
  • Peraza goes 4-for-6 with three runs scored
    Jose Peraza finished 4-for-6 with three runs scored in the Reds' loss to the Dodgers on Monday.

    Advice: He doubled twice and singled twice, scoring runs in the third, fourth, and sixth innings. Peraza is now 9-for-15 with three RBI and five runs scored since his return to the major leagues on Monday and has lifted his batting average to .301. He's also swiped 10 bases in 36 games. The versatile 22-year-old is capable of continuing to provide sneaky fantasy value down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 1:50 pm
    New Player Note
    José Peraza Cin - 2B,SS,OF
    Day-to-Day
    L, 9-2 @LAA
     
  • Seager goes 4-for-5 with a homer in win
    Corey Seager went 4-for-5 with homer, a walk, three RBI, and three runs scored in Monday’s blowout win over the Reds.

    Advice: Seager slugged a two-run blast off Josh Smith in the fifth inning before driving in another run with a single in the eighth. The rookie shortstop has five multi-hit games in his last six and is hitting .385 during the second half. He's batting .321/.375/.540 with 22 homers and 61 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 1:45 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 8-1 @Col
     
  • Peraza has three hits, homer in return
    Jose Peraza went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored Saturday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Peraza celebrated his return to the Reds -- he had been recalled earlier in the day -- with easily his best game as a major leaguer to date. Also of note, he started at shortstop in the game after working at the position in the minors following his August 2 demotion. There's a reason he was a second baseman coming up through the minors, but if the Reds want to use him at short then more power to them. The added eligibility, should he acquire it, would make him a more interesting player come spring 2017. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 9:19 pm
    New Player Note
    José Peraza Cin - 2B,SS,OF
    Day-to-Day
    L, 9-2 @LAA
     
  • C.J. Cron (hand) activated from 15- DL
    Angels activated 1B C.J. Cron from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He missed about six weeks with a broken hand. Cron struggled during a six-game rehab stint with Triple-A Salt Lake (3-for-20 with five strikeouts) but should resume his role as the Angels' everyday first baseman. He'll hit sixth Saturday against Yankees right-hander Luis Cessa. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 4:20 pm
    W, 9-2 vs Cin
     
  • Jose Peraza called back up by Reds Saturday
    Reds recalled INF/OF Jose Peraza from Triple-A Louisville.

    Advice: He's taking the place of Keyvius Sampson on the Reds roster. The speedy utility man has hit .250/.290/.284 with 10 swipes in only 93 plate appearances with the big league club this season. He's unlikely to see enough playing time to become relevant in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 11:49 am
    New Player Note
    José Peraza Cin - 2B,SS,OF
    Day-to-Day
    L, 9-2 @LAA
     
  • C.J. Cron expected to return on Saturday
    C.J. Cron (hand) is expected to be activated from the disabled list prior to Saturday's game.

    Advice: Cron broke his left hand almost six weeks ago, but has spent the last week on a minor league rehab assignment, going 3-for-20 (.150) with one extra-base hit. Before landing on the shelf, Cron was hitting .278/.333/.475 with 11 homers and 50 RBI in only 77 games. His powerful bat has been sorely missed in the middle of the Angels lineup. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 6:02 am
    W, 9-2 vs Cin
     
  • Seager has nice night in loss to Reds
    Corey Seager went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, two walks, and a run scored Friday versus the Reds.

    Advice: Seager has now hit safely in 10 straight games. Eight of them have been multi-hit games. He has pulled his batting average up to .313, which is the highest it's been since early April. With Trevor Story done for the year, Seager would appear to have a clear path to the NL Rookie of the Year Award. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 8:54 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 8-1 @Col
     
  • Iwakuma holds Angels to three runs in 7 IP
    Hisashi Iwakuma pitched well in Thursday's loss to the Angels, yielding three runs (two earned) on six hits over seven innings.

    Advice: Iwakuma struck out just two on the evening, but he was otherwise rock-solid in the losing effort. Kyle Seager's fielding error in the first inning allowed one run to score. An RBI single by Andrelton Simmons would follow a short while later. The final run on Iwakuma's line scored when Jett Bandy socked a solo home run in the fifth inning. The veteran Iwakuma has pitched to a 3.78 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 115/34 K/BB ratio across 157 innings this season. A home start against the Yankees shows next on his schedule. Rotoworld.com Aug 18, 10:10 pm
  • Gee tosses seven strong innings against Twins
    Dillon Gee pitched well over seven innings Thursday, holding the Twins to one run on five hits while striking out seven in a win.

    Advice: Gee has been all over the map this season, but one of the few places he hasn't been is the dominant territory he lived in for much of the night Thursday. Gee induced ground balls on 61 percent of the balls in play, and even the Twins' run came on a mistake that Brian Dozier punished for a solo homer. The rest of the Twins hits were singles. Gee is now 5-6 with a 4.52 ERA in 93 2/3 innings of work, and he'll look to keep the magic going -- although we're skeptical, to say the least -- Wednesday against the Marlins. Rotoworld.com Aug 18, 9:32 pm
    W, 8-5 vs NYY
     
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