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  • Orioles acquire Jimmy Paredes from Royals
    Orioles acquired INF Jimmy Paredes from the Royals for cash; optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: Paredes was designated for assignment by Kansas City over the All-Star break. He has posted a decent .305/.332/.457 batting line with 17 stolen bases in 65 games this season at the Triple-A level, but the 25-year-old has never had much success in the majors. Rotoworld.com
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    7:10 pm @Sea
  • Cespedes (thumb) not in A's lineup Thursday
    Yoenis Cespedes (thumb) is not in the A's starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Astros.

    Advice: Cespedes sprained his right thumb on a hard swing late Wednesday night -- after clubbing two home runs earlier in the game. X-rays ruled out a fracture, but the Cuban slugger could need multiple days of rest. Rotoworld.com
    53 minutes ago
  • A's recall Evan Scribner from Sacramento
    Athletics recalled RHP Evan Scribner from Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: Scribner is taking the bullpen spot left vacant by Jim Johnson, who was designated for assignment on Thursday afternoon. Scribner has made two scoreless appearances this season for Oakland. He'll pitch in middle relief. Rotoworld.com
    57 minutes ago
  • Padres 'need to be overwhelmed' for Kennedy
    According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Padres "have sent word to some teams that they would need to be overwhelmed to trade" starting pitcher Ian Kennedy.

    Advice: This could be a negotiating ploy on the part of the Padres, or it might just be serious. Kennedy is under contractual control (via arbitration) through the 2015 season, so the San Diego front office can slow-play this and wait for the best offer -- even if it doesn't come until this winter or next summer. The 29-year-old right-hander owns an impressive 3.66 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 143/42 K/BB ratio in 135 1/3 innings (22 starts) this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:17 am
  • Feliz expected to take over as Rangers closer
    Neftali Feliz is expected to take over as the Rangers' closer in the wake of the Joakim Soria trade.

    Advice: Soria was dealt to the Tigers on Wednesday night for right-handed pitching prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel. Feliz is still working to regain his dominant raw stuff, but he owns a cool 2.61 ERA and 0.77 WHIP in 10 1/3 innings of relief since rejoining the Rangers' active roster on July 4. The 26-year-old right-hander needs to be owned in all standard fantasy leagues even though his save opportunities may be few and far between for a Rangers team that has clearly mailed it in. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:28 am
  • Rockies OF prospect Dahl promoted to High-A
    Rockies outfield prospect David Dahl has been promoted to High-A Modesto.

    Advice: Dahl hit .305/.345/.501 with 33 doubles, six triples, and 10 home runs for Low-A Asheville, and has been particularly hot as of late, hitting .372/.398/.521 with 18 doubles over his last 27 games. He has a large home/away split, hitting .319/.353/.556 at home and .290/.335/.438 on the road. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:45 am
     
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  • Indians OF prospect Frazier with 3 more hits
    Indians prospect outfielder Clint Frazier went 3-for-3 with a walk for Low-A Lake County on Wednesday.

    Advice: Frazier has reached base by hit or walk at least once in each of the last 19 games, hitting .378/.465/.676 with six home runs, pushing his season line to .273/.352/.433 with 11 doubles, five triples, and 11 home runs. His on-base streak has coincided with the calendar flipping to July, and it is a great sign that Frazier has not begun to wear down, as is common with many prospects in their first full season of professional baseball. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:32 am
     
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  • Cubs 1B prospect Vogelbach blasts two homers
    Cubs prospect first baseman Dan Vogelbach went 2-for-5 with two solo home runs on Wednesday for High-A Daytona.

    Advice: Both home runs were to left-center field, allowing Vogelbach to display his well above-average raw power. He has struggled in July, hitting just .250/.330/.400 and failing to continue a hot June in which he hit .319/.429/.553 with 10 doubles, four home runs, 17 walks, and 15 strikeouts. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:16 am
     
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    5:05 pm vs SD
  • Cespedes diagnosed with right thumb sprain
    Yoenis Cespedes has been diagnosed with a right thumb sprain.

    Advice: Cespedes suffered the injury on a violent swing Wednesday night. He had homered twice in the game before exiting. X-rays were negative, but the slugger is likely to sit out of Thursday afternoon's series finale with the Astros. The A's are calling him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:05 am
  • Marwin Gonzalez pulled Wed. with sore hammy
    Marwin Gonzalez was pulled from Wednesday's loss to the A's with soreness in his right hamstring.

    Advice: "It happened the second game in Chicago (on Saturday), I got sore running the bases and since that day I've been playing with (soreness)," Gonzalez told reporters late Wednesday night. "So I've been dealing with it." The shortstop is hoping to play in Thursday's series finale. He's hit well since taking over for Jonathan Villar. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:01 am
     
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  • SP Chavez wins for 2nd time in last 3 starts
    Jesse Chavez got back in the win column by allowing two earned runs on four hits over 5 1/3 innings Wednesday in a 9-7 victory over the Astros.

    Advice: He struck out seven and walked two. Chavez has issued at least two free passes in six straight starts. The excess base runners have been an issue, but Chavez has done a good job in recent starts minimizing damage. He entered this game with a 4.32 July ERA despite a 1.80 WHIP in those three outings. Now 8-6 with a 3.14 ERA, Chavez has a rematch with Brad Peacock scheduled for Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:51 pm
  • Peacock gets blasted 7 runs against the A's
    Brad Peacock surrendered seven runs in 3 2/3 innings as the Astros lost in Oakland on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was ugly, and this time, manager Bo Porter made Peacock work through the carnage, unlike his last start, when Peacock was yanked five batters in. Tonight, Peacock walked five and gave up seven hits, including three homers, on which six runs scored. Over his last two starts -- which lasted four innings total -- he's seen his ERA spike from 4.30 to 4.93. Peacock's spot in the rotation is in jeopardy. If he sticks around, a rematch against the A's on Monday would kick off a two-start week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:43 pm
  • Cespedes goes deep twice, then leaves (thumb)
    Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and drove in five runs before leaving Wednesday's game against the Astros with an apparent left thumb injury.

    Advice: Cespedes went 2-for-4 before exiting in the seventh inning after jamming his hand while spinning to the ground on a violent swing. He's now riding a five-game hitting streak, and a three-game extra base hit streak. It's nice to see him break out of a funk, as he looked lost at the plate earlier this month. Cespedes came into this game batting .145 in July. Hopefully his hand bones are all intact after his nasty spill. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Tsuyoshi Wada gives up five runs to Padres
    Tsuyoshi Wada took a loss Wednesday after giving up five runs in four innings versus the Padres.

    Advice: The Padres had scored six runs in six games coming into this one, making Wada's performance even more discouraging. He's certainly not going to miss enough bats to afford the four walks he issued tonight. If he's not better next time out against the Rockies, he could be looking at a quick hook from the Cubs rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:17 pm
  • Alex Cobb combines on shutout of Cards
    Alex Cobb struck out 10 in seven innings Wednesday in the Rays' 3-0 victory over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Cobb also doubled in the Rays' first run of the game, giving himself all of the support he'd need. It's the fourth time this season that he's gone without allowing a run, but the first time since May 22. There's still no reason he can't be a top-20 starter the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Jake McGee fans side for ninth save
    Jake McGee struck out the side in the ninth for his ninth save Wednesday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: The Rays don't want to use McGee as a full-time closer, but it just hasn't worked out very well when they've gone other routes lately. Manager Joe Maddon didn't fool around tonight, using his second best reliever, Brad Boxberger, in the eighth and then his best in the ninth to secure a 3-0 victory. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Clay Buchholz struggles in loss to Jays
    Clay Buchholz surrendered five runs -- four earned -- in six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: This was a definite step backward for Buchholz, who seemed to be making progress prior to the All-Star break. He walked four and hit two batters tonight, while striking out just one. It was actually quite an accomplishment that he managed to get through six innings. Buchholz will face the Jays again next time out, making him a tough play in any format. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:37 pm
  • Tsuyoshi Wada recalled from Triple-A
    Cubs recalled LHP Tsuyoshi Wada from Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Wada will start on Wednesday against the Padres. The left-hander fared well in his major league debut prior to the All-Star break, holding the Reds to an unearned run over five innings. He's worth streaming Wednesday in a nice matchup and could carve out some fantasy value in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:30 am
  • Tsuyoshi Wada to start on Wednesday
    Tsuyoshi Wada will be recalled to start on Wednesday against the Padres.

    Advice: Wada fared well in his major league debut prior to the All-Star break, holding the Reds to an unearned run over five innings. He'll have a nice matchup Wednesday and is worth a shot in NL-only formats. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:37 am
  • Pirates and Royals scouted Ian Kennedy Friday
    According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Pirates and Royals each had scouts on hand to watch Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy on Friday.

    Advice: The Pirates are in the market for rotation and bullpen help, while Rosenthal notes that the Royals are simply keeping all of their options open. With the Huston Street trade completed on Friday, expect the Padres to be very active in the coming days as they deal several other veterans who don't fit into the team's long-term vision. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:53 am
  • Buchholz defeats Royals to earn fifth victory
    Clay Buchholz picked up his fifth victory of the season on Friday, allowing four runs on 10 hits over six innings against the Royals.

    Advice: While he wasn't at his best, he did just enough to keep his team in the ballgame and afford them the chance to win. He'll bring a disappointing 5.46 ERA and 0.95 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Blue Jays in Toronto. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:47 pm
  • Cobb gives up two runs in victory
    Alex Cobb allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings in a 6-2 win over the Twins on Friday.

    Advice: Cobb wasn't at his best, as he allowed five hits and two walks while hitting two batters, but the only offense against him was a two-run homer by Trevor Plouffe in the third inning. He has now won three straight decisions, even though he hasn't completed six innings in any of them. Still, the buy-low window is closing quickly. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:08 pm