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  • Adam Jones not in Orioles lineup on Saturday
    Adam Jones (hamstring) is not in the Orioles starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Jones was forced to exit Friday's game due to a strained left hamstring. He is listed as available on Saturday and isn't expected to require a trip to the disabled list. Julio Borbon is starting in his place in center field and batting ninth for the O's Today, 8:30 am
    Top 1, 0-0 @NYY
  • Orioles purchase contract of Julio Borbon
    Orioles purchased the contract of OF Julio Borbon from Double-A Bowie.

    Advice: With Adam Jones sidelined with a hamstring injury, Borbon is being added once again to provide depth in the outfield, specifically another option who can handle center field defensively. The 30-year-old is just 2-for-9 in his limited time with the O's this season. Today, 8:27 am
  • 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. Today, 8:10 am
  • Russell Martin not in Jays lineup on Saturday
    Russell Martin is not in the Blue Jays starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the veteran backstop. Josh Thole will get the call behind the dish and bat ninth for the Jays against Ervin Santana and the Twins on Saturday. Today, 8:07 am
  • Michael Saunders rejoins Jays lineup Saturday
    Michael Saunders (hamstring) has rejoined the Blue Jays starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Twins.

    Advice: Saunders missed the previous two contests due to tightness in his hamstring, though he's feeling much improved and is now good to go. The hard-hitting Canadian outfielder is hitting .266/.350/.500 with 21 long balls and 50 RBI in 113 games this season. Today, 8:04 am
  • Devon Travis (finger) returns to Jays lineup
    Devon Travis (finger) has returned to the Blue Jays starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: The second baseman hasn't played since last weekend due to an issue with the third knuckle on his right hand. He's batting eighth against Ervin Santana and the Twins on Saturday. Today, 8:02 am
  • Mariners option Nori Aoki to Triple-A Tacoma
    Mariners optioned OF Nori Aoki to Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Aoki has been a part-timer since returning to the M's and with the bullpen taxed in recent days, they simply needed to add a couple of relievers. Aoki should be back with the big league club once rosters expand for September. Today, 7:50 am
  • Kevin Pillar expected to return on Saturday
    Kevin Pillar (illness) is expected to return to the Blue Jays lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: He sat out Friday's game due to flu-like symptoms but is feeling much better on Saturday and should be good to go. The 27-year-old is hitting .259/.289/.381 with seven homers, 45 RBI and 10 swipes on the season. Today, 7:45 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. Today, 7:35 am
  • Dodgers option Shawn Zarraga to Triple-A
    Dodgers optioned C Shawn Zarraga to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: He was only with the club for a day as catching depth while the club waited on the arrival of Carlos Ruiz. He should return to the big league club as additional depth when rosters expand for September next week. Today, 6:23 am
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    1:05 pm vs ChC
  • Diamondbacks transfer Peralta to 60-day DL
    Diamondbacks transferred OF David Peralta to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Peralta underwent season-ending wrist surgery two weeks ago, this was merely done as a procedural move to open up a spot on the 40-man roster. Peralta is expected to be fully healthy and ready for spring training next season. Today, 6:21 am
    60-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs Cin
  • Zack Cozart collects double as pinch hitter
    Zack Cozart (knee, heel) collected a double as a pinch hitter in Friday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Cozart had missed over a week's worth of games due to his various ailments, but was available off of the bench on Friday and is expected to rejoin the starting lineup on Saturday. The hard-hitting shortstop is slashing .265/.315/.446 with 15 homers and 46 RBI on the season. Today, 5:23 am
    5:10 pm @Ari
  • Bryant homers in 8th, 10th innings in win
    Kris Bryant homered in the eighth and 10th innings to guide the Cubs past the Dodgers on Friday.

    Advice: Bryant hit a solo homer off Joe Blanton in the eighth and added the decisive two-run shot off Adam Liberatore in the 10th. He's taken over the NL lead in homers with 35, and he leads the majors with 107 runs scored. Yesterday, 11:08 pm
  • Jorge Soler goes 0-for-4
    Jorge Soler went 0-for-4 before being lifted from Friday's game against the Dodgers.

    Advice: He also had a really ugly play in left field in which a ball that should have been caught bounced in front of him and then by him. It didn't hurt the Cubs, though, since it came with two outs and no one on and the next batter was retired. Still, Soler's glove is a problem and he's cooled off some of late after his fast start in his return from the DL. He might be a bit player down the stretch. Yesterday, 11:01 pm
  • Josh Reddick goes 1-for-5 in loss
    Josh Reddick went 1-for-5 and got picked off first base following his lone hit Friday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Reddick's first stint in the NL couldn't be going any worse. He's played in 21 games for the Dodgers without driving in a run in any of them. If he can't turn it around soon, he could start logging bench time next month, assuming that Yasiel Puig is recalled. Yesterday, 10:57 pm
  • Angel Pagan hits ninth homer
    Angel Pagan hit his ninth homer Friday against the Braves.

    Advice: It's the second-highest homer total of his career; he hit 11 in 2010. On the heels of a horrid 2015, Pagan has been a fine regular for the Giants this year. He's batting .296/.350/.440 in 365 at-bats. Yesterday, 10:32 pm
  • Adonis Garcia goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Adonis Garcia went 0-for-4 and committed his 17th error of the year Friday in the loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Garcia hasn't been a disaster, what with his .263 average and .705 OPS, but he's not a reliable defender at third base and he's probably never going to have the bat to make up for it; he is 31, after all. One would think the Braves would give Rio Ruiz a look in his place next month. It might not be an upgrade, but there's nothing to lose. Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Gattis hits dramatic walk-off HR vs. Rays
    Evan Gattis slugged a walk-off solo homer in Friday’s 5-4 victory over the Rays.

    Advice: Carlos Correa led off the bottom of the ninth with a game-tying solo homer off Alex Colome and Gattis followed him with a long home run which hit the train behind the Crawford Boxes in left field. The 30-year-old went 2-for-4 with two RBI on the evening. He has gone deep in back-to-back games and now sits at 21 homers on the year. Yesterday, 10:09 pm
  • Correa hits game-tying homer vs. Rays
    Carlos Correa connected for a game-tying solo homer Friday against the Rays.

    Advice: The Rays grabbed the lead with a solo homer from Mikie Mahtook in the top of the ninth inning before Correa led off the bottom of the frame with a home run of his own. Evan Gattis quickly followed with a walk-off homer to give the Astros the win in dramatic fashion. Correa is now up to 19 homers and 88 RBI through 124 games this season. Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Mahtook doubles, homers vs. Astros
    Mikie Mahtook went 2-for-3 with a double and a solo homer against the Astros on Friday.

    Advice: After snapping an 0-for-34 slump with an RBI double on Thursday, Mahtook had a nice day at the plate on Friday. He slugged a go-ahead solo homer off Ken Giles in the ninth inning before the Astros staged a dramatic comeback for the victory. Mahtook has been awful in limited playing time with the Rays this season, but he should continue to get plenty of at-bats down the stretch with Desmond Jennings officially out of the mix. Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Chris Johnson has walk-off hit vs. Padres
    Chris Johnson delivered a walk-off ground-rule double in Friday’s 7-6 victory over the Padres.

    Advice: Johnson wasn’t in the starting lineup, but he came off the bench in the fourth inning and went hitless over his first three at-bats before playing hero in the bottom of the ninth. The 30-year-old was an unlikely candidate, as he’s batting just .230/.288/.347 over 99 games this season. He gets most of his playing time against southpaws, but isn’t even hitting them well. Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Ozuna drives in two in win over Padres
    Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-5 with two RBI in Friday’s victory over the Padres.

    Advice: Ozuna got the Marlins on the board in the first inning with an RBI double and later added an RBI single in the seventh inning, which jumpstarted the team’s comeback effort. This was just Ozuna’s second multi-hit game in his last 25 games. It has been a rough month for the 25-year-old, but he has the ability to finish strong. Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Francoeur has three hits, scores winning run
    Jeff Francoeur went 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored Friday against the Padres.

    Advice: All three hits were singles. Francoeur reached on an infield single to begin the bottom of the ninth inning and eventually came around to score the winning run on Chris Johnson’s ground-rule double. We’re not expecting much fantasy value with the move to Miami, but he’s capable of being a useful piece against left-handed pitching. Yesterday, 9:18 pm
  • Sardinas homers, drives in four in loss
    Luis Sardinas went 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, four RBI, and two runs scored in Friday’s loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: Sardinas just missed a grand slam in the fourth inning, but he settled for a bases-clearing double. He didn’t miss in his next at-bat, as he took Mike Dunn deep for a solo blast in the sixth inning. The 23-year-old was recently acquired from the Mariners and should get a chance to show what he can do at shortstop down the stretch, though we aren't expecting much in the way of fantasy value. Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Barnhart scratched Friday with sore hand
    Tucker Barnhart was scratched from the Reds lineup on Friday due to a sore right hand.

    Advice: The injury is believed to be very minor and shouldn't cause an extended absence from the lineup. Barnhart could be back behind the dish as early as Saturday. Yesterday, 9:08 pm
    5:10 pm @Ari
  • Russell Martin homers, drives in five vs. MIN
    Russell Martin went 2-for-5 with a homer and five RBI in Friday’s 15-8 victory over the Twins.

    Advice: Martin cleared the bases with a double to left-center field in the sixth inning, but he didn’t stop there. He slugged a two-run homer one inning later, which served as the exclamation point on a five-run frame for Toronto. After hitting eight homers through his first 95 games this season, Martin has seven homers in his last 11 games. Yesterday, 8:18 pm
  • Adam Jones leaves game with hamstring strain
    Adam Jones was forced to leave Friday's game against the Yankees due to a strained left hamstring.

    Advice: O's skipper Buck Showalter indicated afterwards that Jones is in roughly the same spot that he was in yesterday. It's a day-to-day situation and won't require a trip to the disabled list, though don't be surprised if he sits out Saturday's contest as a precautionary measure. Yesterday, 7:48 pm
    Top 1, 0-0 @NYY
  • Tucker Barnhart late scratch from Reds lineup
    Tucker Barnhart was a late scratch from the Reds starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: No reason has been given for the late swap, but it'll be Ramon Cabrera starting behind the dish for the Reds on Friday night against Braden Shipley and the Diamondbacks. Yesterday, 5:35 pm
    5:10 pm @Ari
  • Adam Jones leaves with potential re-injury
    Adam Jones was pulled from Friday's game against the Yankees after appearing to re-injure his hamstring.

    Advice: Jones left Thursday's game with cramping in his hamstring, but tested it out pregame and was deemed good to go on Friday. He appeared to re-injure it though while running to first base on in his first at-bat. Expect the O's to provide an update on his status shortly. Yesterday, 4:44 pm
    Top 1, 0-0 @NYY
  • Cozart expected to return to lineup Saturday
    Zack Cozart (knee, heel) is expected to rejoin the Reds starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Cozart has missed more than a week's worth of action due to knee and heel ailments. He is available off of the bench on Friday and should take his rightful place at shortstop for Saturday's contest against the Diamondbacks. Yesterday, 4:13 pm
    5:10 pm @Ari
  • Saunders (hamstring) available off bench
    Michael Saunders (hamstring) said that he felt much better on Friday and would be available off of the bench.

    Advice: He's sitting out a second straight game due to hamstring tightness, but it sounds as though he could be used as a pinch-hitter and is nearing a return. Fantasy owners may want to keep him active this weekend despite missing a start on Friday. Yesterday, 3:21 pm
  • Kevin Pillar (illness) scratched from lineup
    Kevin Pillar was scratched from Friday's lineup due to flu-like symptoms.

    Advice: Consider him day-to-day. Melvin Upton will slide over to center field and Ezequiel Carrera has entered the lineup in left. Yesterday, 2:53 pm
  • Devon Travis (finger) expected back Sat.
    Devon Travis (finger) is expected to be back in the Blue Jays' lineup Saturday.

    Advice: Travis said he could've played Friday, but he only just resumed swinging a bat after being given a cortisone shot to help with an issue with the third knuckle on his right hand. Darwin Barney is at second base Friday. Yesterday, 2:03 pm
  • Adam Jones (hamstring) back in O's lineup
    Adam Jones (hamstring) is back in the Orioles' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Jones exited Thursday's game with hamstring cramps, but he's fine. He's in center field and batting leadoff. Yesterday, 1:10 pm
    Top 1, 0-0 @NYY
  • 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. Yesterday, 12:30 pm
  • Adam Jones leaves with hamstring cramps
    Adam Jones left Thursday's game against the Nationals due to hamstring cramps.

    Advice: Pedro Alvarez pinch-hit for him in the ninth inning. He went 1-for-3 with a double before exiting. Jones said that he feels fine and expects to play Friday against the Yankees. Nolan Reimold would likely start in his place if he has to sit out the series opener. Thursday, 8:03 pm
    Top 1, 0-0 @NYY
  • Shawn Zarraga called up from Oklahoma City
    Dodgers purchased the contract of C Shawn Zarraga from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: The Dodgers needed a backup catcher after trading A.J. Ellis to the Phillies on Thursday. Zarraga has hit .265 across two minor league levels this year with no homers and 14 RBI in 113 at-bats. He won't be in the majors long with Carlos Ruiz also on his way to Los Angeles. Thursday, 7:28 pm
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    1:05 pm vs ChC
  • Michael Saunders (hamstring) out Thursday
    Michael Saunders (hamstring) is not in the Blue Jays' lineup Thursday against the Angels.

    Advice: He's dealing with hamstring tightness. With Saunders getting the night off, Ezequiel Carrera will draw the start in right field and bat eighth against Halos starter Jered Weaver. Saunders is day-to-day. Thursday, 1:30 pm
  • Mikie Mahtook snaps 0-for-34 skid
    Mike Mahtook snapped an 0-for-34 streak with an RBI double against the Red Sox on Thursday.

    Advice: Mahtook has been as awful in limited action this year (.369 OPS in 109 AB) as he was excellent in limited action last year (.970 OPS in 105 AB). At this point, there's little reason to think he should be in the Rays' plans for 2017. Still, he has five weeks to change that, and he'll continue to get frequent at-bats with Desmond Jennings and Nick Franklin out. Thursday, 1:10 pm
  • Devon Travis (finger) remains out Thursday
    Devon Travis (finger) remains out of the Blue Jays' lineup Thursday against the Angels.

    Advice: Travis hasn't played since Sunday due to an issue with the third knuckle on his right hand. Darwin Barney will start at second base and bat ninth Thursday versus Anaheim right-hander Jered Weaver. Thursday, 12:48 pm
  • Soler (leg) returns with a 2-for-3 on Wed.
    Jorge Soler (leg) went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in his return to action Wednesday.

    Advice: Soler was out a handful of days after fouling a ball off his leg over the weekend. The double was his seventh of the season. He's slashing .246/.328/.440 in 65 games. Thursday, 5:43 am
  • Reddick (finger) goes 0-for-3 in return Wed.
    Josh Reddick went 0-for-3 (finger) in his return to the Dodgers' lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Reddick had been held out two games after jamming his right middle finger while having room service delivered at the Dodgers' team hotel in Cincinnati on Sunday. The 29-year-old outfielder is batting just .143/.211/.157 in 76 plate appearances so far with Los Angeles. Thursday, 5:40 am
  • Marlins announce trade for OF Jeff Francoeur
    Marlins acquired OF Jeff Francoeur from the Braves as part of a three-team trade.

    Advice: Atlanta received minor league catcher Matthew Foley from the Marlins and infield prospect Dylan Moore from the Rangers, sending international bonus pool slot No. 93 to Texas in return. Miami gave up international bonus slots No. 37 and No. 97 to the Rangers. Got all that? Francoeur was batting just .249/.290/.381 with seven home runs and 33 RBI through 276 plate appearances this season for the Braves, but the Marlins were desperate for outfield help with Giancarlo Stanton (groin) ruled out for the remainder of the year. Francoeur figures to see semi-regular starts against left-handed pitching in Miami. Wednesday, 7:23 pm
  • Francoeur heads to Miami in three-team deal
    Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports Jeff Francoeur is headed to the Marlins as part of a three-team trade.

    Advice: Rangers minor league shortstop Dylan Moore will be sent to the Braves and Texas will get international spending money from both Atlanta and Miami. There are some other elements to the trade. Francoeur passed through revocable waivers earlier this month, making him eligible to be dealt to any team. He is batting just .249/.290/.381 with seven home runs and 33 RBI in 276 plate appearances this season for Atlanta, but the Marlins need a right-handed outfield bat with Giancarlo Stanton (groin) done for 2016. Wednesday, 6:14 pm
  • Aoki doubles for lone M's extra-base hit
    Nori Aoki went 2-for-4 with a double in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: Aoki's double was the Mariners' only extra-base hit against Masahiro Tanaka and company. The two-bagger was his 17th of the season. He has been on something of a doubles tear of late, swatting five in his last 10 games. The veteran outfielder shouldn't be relied upon for fantasy purposes, but his recent bat-work is nice enough in its own right. Wednesday, 5:55 pm
  • Devon Travis (finger) hopeful for Thursday
    Devon Travis (finger) said that he hopes to return to the lineup on Thursday.

    Advice: Travis is dealing with an injury on the third knuckle of his right hand. He received a cortisone shot on Tuesday. While he remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels, the 25-year-old second baseman said that his hand is feeling better. He should be able to get back into the lineup over the next few days barring a setback. Wednesday, 1:46 pm
  • Devon Travis (finger) remains out Wednesday
    Devon Travis (finger) remains out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Travis received a cortisone injection Tuesday for an issue with the third knuckle on his right hand. It's not clear when he might return. Darwin Barney is starting at second base and batting leadoff on Wednesday versus Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker. Wednesday, 12:42 pm
  • Ozuna (family emergency) in lineup on Wed.
    Marcell Ozuna is in the Marlins' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Royals.

    Advice: Ozuna made an early exit from Tuesday's game because of a private family emergency. He is starting in center field and batting cleanup Wednesday at home versus Kansas City right-hander Dillon Gee. Wednesday, 12:13 pm
  • Cozart (knee, heel) remains sidelined Wed.
    Zack Cozart (knee, heel) remains out Wednesday.

    Advice: Cozart has now missed a full week due to soreness in his right knee and Achilles. The hot-hitting Jose Peraza will get another start at shortstop versus the Rangers. Wednesday, 11:24 am
    5:10 pm @Ari
  • 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. Wednesday, 9:26 am
  • Carlos Correa (illness) in Astros lineup Wed.
    Carlos Correa (illness) is in the Astros' starting lineup Wednesday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Correa made an early exit from Tuesday night's loss with a stomach bug, but he apparently felt refreshed when he showed back up at Pittsburgh's PNC Park on Wednesday morning. He'll start at shortstop and bat cleanup in the afternoon finale versus Gerrit Cole. Wednesday, 7:24 am
  • Reddick (finger) draws walk, scores run
    Josh Reddick (finger) drew a walk and scored a run as a pinch-hitter on Tuesday.

    Advice: Reddick was held out of the Dodgers' starting lineup for the second straight game after jamming his right middle finger while having room service delivered in Cincinnati on Sunday. Including that walk on Tuesday night against the Giants, the 29-year-old outfielder is batting .149/.219/.164 in 73 plate appearances with Los Angeles. Maybe he can finish strong. Wednesday, 5:44 am
  • Michael Saunders swats 20th home run
    Michael Saunders ripped a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

    Advice: Saunders' dinger off of reliever A.J. Achter in the eighth inning padded the Blue Jays' lead. It was just his second this month, as the 29-year-old has really scuffled this month. Saunders now has 21 bombs on the season. Tuesday, 7:20 pm
  • Correa left game early Tuesday due to illness
    Carlos Correa was lifted from Tuesday's loss to the Pirates due to illness.

    Advice: Correa has been battling a stomach bug and was 0-for-3 when Astros manager A.J. Hinch decided to pull him with his team trailing 6-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning. They went on to lose 7-1. Alex Bregman moved from third base to shortstop and Marwin Gonzalez took over at the hot corner. Correa might have to be held out of Wednesday afternoon's series finale in Pittsburgh. Tuesday, 6:57 pm
  • Ozuna leaves game due to family emergency
    Marcell Ozuna made an early exit from Tuesday's game against the Royals due to a family emergency.

    Advice: Ozuna was 1-for-3 before getting taken out of the lineup in the eighth inning. There aren't any details available yet. Robert Andino entered the game to play left field with Christian Yelich shifting over to center. Tuesday, 6:32 pm
  • Josh Reddick (finger) remains sidelined Tues.
    Josh Reddick (finger) remains out of the Dodgers' starting lineup on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Reddick jammed his right middle finger on Sunday night while having room service delivered and sat out Monday afternoon's series finale in Cincinnati. He was able to take batting practice on Tuesday evening, which is obviously a strong indication that the injury is not serious. Rob Segedin will start in right field and bat seventh Tuesday versus Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner. Tuesday, 5:32 pm
  • Pagan (groin) back in Giants lineup Tuesday
    Angel Pagan (groin) is back in the Giants' starting lineup Tuesday versus the Dodgers.

    Advice: Pagan tweaked his groin while making a catch in the outfield Saturday against the Mets, but he escaped a serious injury. He'll start in left field and bat second on Tuesday night against righty Kenta Maeda. Tuesday, 3:10 pm
  • 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. Tuesday, 2:09 pm
  • Devon Travis out Tuesday with knuckle issue
    Devon Travis is out Tuesday due to an issue with the third knuckle on his right hand.

    Advice: Travis received an injection and the Blue Jays are hoping he can return Wednesday. It doesn't sound like anything major. Darwin Barney is starting at second base and batting leadoff Tuesday versus the Angels. Tuesday, 1:21 pm
  • Jays activate Kevin Pillar (thumb) off the DL
    Blue Jays activated OF Kevin Pillar from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He missed the minimum 15 days with a sprained thumb. Pillar will reclaim his starting job in center field with Melvin Upton shifting over to the left side. The 27-year-old is an elite defensive player but doesn't offer much fantasy appeal. He's hit .261 with seven homers and 10 steals over 421 at-bats this year. Tuesday, 12:27 pm
  • Padres call up INF Sardinas
    Padres recalled INF Luis Sardinas from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: He'll replace the injured Jabari Blash (finger) on the active roster. Sardinas was just acquired from the Mariners last week and owns a lowly .218/.257/.268 batting line in the majors. He figures to serve in a utility infielder role. Monday, 3:36 pm
  • Reddick got finger caught in door
    Josh Reddick said after Monday's game that he injured his right middle finger Sunday night when he got his hand caught in a door while ordering room service.

    Advice: Because his tenure with the Dodgers hasn't been rough enough already. Reddick was scratched from Monday's lineup as a result and called the injury "rock bottom." The 29-year-old is batting just .152/.211/.167 through 71 plate appearances since being acquired by the Dodgers. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return. Monday, 2:45 pm
  • Cozart (knee, heel) out until Wednesday?
    Reds manager Bryan Price said Zack Cozart (knee, heel) probably won't be ready Tuesday.

    Advice: Cozart is out for a fifth straight game Monday with soreness in his right knee and Achilles and it sounds like he'll get an additional day off healing on Tuesday, but the hope remains that he won't require a trip to the disabled list. Jose Peraza is starting at shortstop for the Reds on Monday versus Dodgers left-hander Scott Kazmir. Monday, 8:44 am
    5:10 pm @Ari
  • Reddick scratched Monday with jammed finger
    Josh Reddick was scratched from the Dodgers' starting lineup on Monday due to a jammed middle finger on his right hand.

    Advice: Andrew Toles will start in his place against Reds right-hander Homer Bailey. Reddick has been a disappointment so far with Los Angeles, slashing .152/.211/.167 with zero homers and zero RBI in 71 plate appearances. He said he's unsure how or when he suffered the jammed finger. Monday, 7:55 am
  • Zack Cozart (knee, heel) remains out Monday
    Zack Cozart (knee, heel) remains out of the Reds' starting lineup on Monday afternoon.

    Advice: Cozart hasn't appeared in a game since last Wednesday due to soreness in his right knee and Achilles, but he is expected to avoid the disabled list. Jose Peraza will start at shortstop and bat second Monday versus Dodgers left-hander Scott Kazmir. Monday, 6:50 am
    5:10 pm @Ari
  • Carlos Correa plates two in victory Sunday
    Carlos Correa went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI as the Astros topped the Orioles 5-3 in a rain-soaked contest on Sunday.

    Advice: Correa's two-run double in the fifth inning increased the Astros advantage to 4-1 and proved to be the difference in the ballgame. He also swiped his 11th base of the season in the ballgame. With his two-hit day, Correa is now hitting .272/.365/.468 with 18 homers and 86 RBI on the year. Sunday, 6:01 pm
  • Jorge Soler scratched with sore leg
    Jorge Soler was scratched from Sunday's lineup with a sore leg.

    Advice: Soler fouled a ball off his leg during Saturday's game and is apparently still sore. Consider him day-to-day. Matt Szczur has assumed his spot in the lineup. Sunday, 10:46 am
  • Zack Cozart (knee, Achilles) out again Sunday
    Zack Cozart (knee, Achilles) remained out of the Reds' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Wednesday due to soreness in his right knee and Achilles. Jose Peraza is again filling in at shortstop and in the No. 2 spot in the lineup. The Reds are also giving Joey Votto and Scott Schebler a breather Sunday, as Ivan DeJesus Jr. is at first base and Tyler Holt is in right field. Sunday, 7:22 am
    5:10 pm @Ari
  • Bryant keeps raking with homer, four RBI
    Kris Bryant continued his assault on National League pitching Saturday, going 2-for-5 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Rockies.

    Advice: This time, Bryant picked on Rockies rookie starter Jeff Hoffman, who was making his major league debut. Bryant took the rookie deep for a three-run shot in the fifth inning, Bryant's 31st homer of the year. That's best in the league, and the 24-year-old is now hitting .300/.393/.568 with 83 RBI, 98 runs scored and eight steals. A year removed from winning National League Rookie of the Year, Bryant appears to have his sights set higher in 2016. Saturday, 9:46 pm
  • Travis leads Jays with three hits, two RBI
    Devon Travis went 3-for-5 with two RBI as the Blue Jays edged the Indians 6-5 on Saturday.

    Advice: Travis knocked a two-run single in the second inning to get the Jays on the board, raising his RBI total to 37 in 68 games. The month of August has been good to the 25-year-old, who is now hitting .333 with three homers, 11 RBI and 10 runs this month. Travis has settled in atop the Jays lineup, hitting .298/.331/.473 overall. Saturday, 8:58 pm
  • Angel Pagan (groin) could be back Tuesday
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy is hopeful Angel Pagan (groin) will return to the lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: That means Pagan won't be in the lineup on Sunday. Pagan tweaked his groin while hauling in a line drive in the third inning Saturday against the Mets. Gregor Blanco replaced him in left field and will likely get the start there on Sunday. Saturday, 6:34 pm
  • Angel Pagan exits with right groin tightness
    Angel Pagan left Saturday's game against the Mets with right groin tightness.

    Advice: He went 1-for-2 with a single before exiting. Gregor Blanco took over for Pagan in left field at the start of the fourth inning. Until the Giants provide an update, we'll consider him day-to-day. Saturday, 3:28 pm
  • Slumping Reddick not in Saturday's lineup
    Josh Reddick is not in the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Reds.

    Advice: Manager Dave Roberts said Reddick has been pressing lately and he wanted to give him a day to recharge. The 29-year-old has hit just .164 since joining the Dodgers at the trade deadline. Rookie Rob Segedin will hold down the fort in right field while batting fifth against Reds lefty Brandon Finnegan. Saturday, 1:45 pm
  • Cozart (Achilles) remains out of Reds lineup
    Zack Cozart (knee, Achilles) remains out of the Reds starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Jose Peraza was recalled from Triple-A and will start in his place at shortstop, batting second for the Reds. Cozart is still considered day-to-day and isn't yet considered a candidate for the disabled list. Saturday, 11:53 am
    5:10 pm @Ari
  • Reddick singles, draws walk in loss
    Josh Reddick went 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout in Friday’s loss to the Reds.

    Advice: Reddick is now batting .164/.227/.180 with zero homers and zero RBI through his first 66 plate appearances with the Dodgers. He has one double and nine singles out of his 10 hits with his new club. It has been a rough start for the impending free agent, but we’re expecting better things down the stretch. The plan calls for him to get a scheduled day off on Saturday to clear his head. Friday, 8:53 pm
  • Martin slugs two-run homer vs. Indians
    Russell Martin went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday’s loss to the Indians.

    Advice: His first-inning blast off Trevor Bauer was the only offense of the night for the Blue Jays. It was almost enough for the victory before the Indians came back to win in the ninth. Martin now has five homers in his last five games. He’s batting .244/.342/.402 with 13 homers and 50 RBI on the year. Friday, 6:54 pm
  • Zack Cozart (knee) scratched from lineup
    Zack Cozart (knee, Achilles) has been scratched from the Reds' lineup.

    Advice: Cozart had been set to return after missing a game with soreness in his surgically-repaired and also his Achilles, but apparently he's not quite ready yet. Ivan De Jesus Jr. will handle the shortstop duties again. Friday, 11:46 am
    5:10 pm @Ari
  • Zack Cozart (knee) back in lineup Friday
    Zack Cozart (knee) is back in the Reds' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Cozart has dealt with soreness in his surgically-repaired and also his Achilles, but he's ready to give it a go now. He's at shortstop and batting second against Bud Norris and the Dodgers. Friday, 10:47 am
    5:10 pm @Ari
  • Bryant goes 5-for-5, homers twice in win
    Kris Bryant went 5-for-5 with two homers, a double and five RBI to lead the Cubs past the Brewers 9-6 on Thursday.

    Advice: Have yourself a day, Kris. The two homers put him at an even 30 for the season, and his OPS jumped to .956, which is nearly a match for Anthony Rizzo's .961. Those two are in the running for NL MVP honors, assuming that voters don't dismiss both because the Cubs could have won the NL Central without either. Bryant has the WAR edge, by virtue of his fine defense at tougher positions than first base. Rizzo has the RBI edge, largely because he hits behind Bryant. Daniel Murphy has the "I'm clearly the best player on my team, which isn't the Cubs" edge. Thursday, 3:01 pm
  • Zack Cozart dealing with patellar soreness
    Zack Cozart (knee) is not in the Reds' lineup Thursday against the Marlins.

    Advice: He's dealing with some patellar tendon soreness in his surgically repaired knee. The Reds don't see it as a serious issue but it might require some rest. Ivan De Jesus will handle the shortstop duties and bat second Thursday against Marlins starter Jose Fernandez.Daily Slant: If Jose Fernandez wasn't the clear cut top option in terms of cash games before, he is after seeing the Reds lineup. He only really needs to avoid the hot-hitting Joey Votto and if he's able to keep Billy Hamilton off the base paths, it should be smooth sailing for the Marlins ace. His 35.7 K% leads the MLB by a fairly wide margin and his 14.9 SwStr% yet another eye-popping indicator of his bat missing abilities. Thursday, 2:03 pm
    5:10 pm @Ari
  • Jorge Soler hits three-run homer
    Jorge Soler went 2-for-4 and hit a three-run homer against the Brewers on Wednesday.

    Advice: If not for Chris Coghlan's injury, Soler probably would have been on the bench for this one. However, he's been killing the ball since returning from the disabled list 12 days ago, and now that Coghlan is down, he's due more playing time against righties. It's time to pick him back up in mixed leagues. Wednesday, 8:27 pm
  • Ozuna cranks 21st homer on Wednesday
    Marcell Ozuna lifted a solo homer as part of a 1-for-4 evening on Wednesday against the Reds.

    Advice: The outfielder is having a nice bounce-back season after a dreary 2015 that saw him get demoted to Triple-A for a while. He is now batting .281/.337/.493 with 21 longballs, 62 RBI and 62 runs scored. He is on pace to set career highs in all of those stats. The Marlins were rumored to be dangling Ozuna in trade talks over the winter but they were smart to hang on to him. Wednesday, 8:02 pm
  • Pillar (thumb) remains on track for August 23
    Kevin Pillar (thumb) remains on track to come off the disabled list when first eligible next Tuesday.

    Advice: Pillar will work out with his Blue Jays teammates on Friday in Cleveland before embarking on a short minor league rehab assignment over the weekend. He has been on the disabled list since August 8 with a sprained left thumb. Melvin Upton is drawing the majority of the starts in center field in Pillar's absence. Wednesday, 9:15 am
  • LeMahieu scores three times as Rox best Nats
    DJ LeMahieu went 3-for-3 with a triple, a two-run home run and three runs scored as the Rockies topped the Nationals 6-2 on Tuesday.

    Advice: No one this side of the equator (sorry, that disqualifies you, Michael Phelps) is as hot as LeMahieu these days. The 28-year-old is now hitting .548 (17-for-31) with two home runs, five RBI and eight runs scored during an eight-game hitting streak, running his overall line to .342/.415/.498. LeMahieu is also fourth in the National League with 79 runs scored. Tuesday, 11:05 pm
  • Aoki collects three hits in loss to Angels
    Nori Aoki went 3-for-4 with a double in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Aoki has now picked up a pair of three-hit efforts over his last three games. His double on Tuesday was No. 13 for the season. In addition, the veteran outfielder is slashing .259/.328/.334 with 14 RBI, 44 runs scored and six steals over 320 at-bats. There is no fantasy intrigue here. Tuesday, 10:34 pm
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