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  • Indians announce waiver trade for Coco Crisp
    Indians acquired OF Coco Crisp from the Athletics for LHP Colt Hynes.

    Advice: The deal was agreed to on Tuesday night and formally announced Wednesday -- the deadline for waiver trades. Crisp has batted just .234/.299/.399 with 11 home runs and seven stolen bases in 102 games this season, but he gives the Indians some much-needed outfield depth for the stretch run. Michael Brantley (shoulder) is done for the year and Abraham Almonte is not eligible for the postseason following his February PED suspension. Crisp, 36, began his major league career with Cleveland back in 2002. He'll be a free agent this winter. Rotoworld.com 39 minutes ago
  • Farrell suggests Moncada promotion coming
    Red Sox manager John Farrell said Wednesday that "nothing but positives could come" from a September promotion for top infield prospect Yoan Moncada.

    Advice: And it sounds like Farrell is envisioning the 21-year-old taking on more than just a pinch-running, pinch-hitting type of role. Travis Shaw, Aaron Hill, and Brock Holt have failed to produce meaningful offensive numbers at third base and Moncada is batting .298/.411/.518 with 15 home runs and 45 steals in 105 games this season between High-A Salem and Double-A Portland. He's worth a speculative add right now in most standard mixed leagues with MLB rosters set to expand on Thursday. Rotoworld.com 52 minutes ago
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  • Gurriel starting in LF on Wednesday vs. OAK
    Yulieski Gurriel will start in left field for the Astros on Wednesday against the A's.

    Advice: Gurriel was supposed to take over as the Astros' starting third baseman when he arrived in the major leagues earlier this month, but a hamstring injury stalled that plan and now Alex Bregman appears firmly entrenched at the hot corner. Gurriel hasn't played the outfield regularly since 2005, when he was a 21-year-old center fielder in Cuba, but left field at Houston's Minute Maid Park is relatively easy because of the short porch. He did make one start in left at Triple-A Fresno prior to his callup. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:46 am
  • D'Backs recall Shelby Miller for start vs. SF
    Diamondbacks recalled RHP Shelby Miller from Triple-A Reno.

    Advice: Miller will return to the Diamondbacks' rotation on Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco after spending the last seven weeks in the minor leagues. The right-hander yielded four earned runs on nine hits over just 4 2/3 innings in his final start with Triple-A Reno and returns to a hideous 7.14 major league ERA. He can't be trusted in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:08 am
  • Jennings 'unable to play' due to knee injury
    Mike Fiore, the agent for Desmond Jennings, told Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times that Desmond Jennings is currently "unable to play due to his knee injury."

    Advice: Jennings was placed on the disabled list August 3 and officially released by the Rays on August 28, before being activated. "If the knee gets strong enough to play then I believe he will have interest from several teams," Fiore said. "So we shall see what the future holds." The 29-year-old outfielder was batting just .200/.281/.350 with seven home runs and two stolen bases in 65 games this season with the Rays. He could just wait until the winter to go searching for a new organization. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:54 am
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  • Dyson stuffs the stat sheet against Yankees
    Jarrod Dyson went 3-for-5 with an RBI triple, a run scored and a stolen base Tuesday against the Yankees.

    Advice: Batting leadoff and playing center field, Dyson notched his fifth triple of the season in the third inning to get the Royals on the board. The stolen base was his fourth in his past three games, giving him 22 steals on the year. The 32-year-old's numbers never recovered from an early-season slump, and in the meantime his starting job was copped by Paulo Orlando. Dyson is hitting .248/.321/.353 on the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:46 pm
  • Judge hits third homer in win over Royals
    Aaron Judge hit his third home run of the season, a two-run shot, in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

    Advice: The homer was Judge's only hit in five at-bats, and he struck out twice on the night. That's been a common theme through his first 15 major league games, as Judge now has 24 strikeouts in 51 at-bats. The power is legitimate, but he'll need to make more contact before he's a viable major league starting-caliber outfielder. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Angel Pagan finishes with three hits in loss
    Angel Pagan went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI single in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Pagan was part of a mini-rally in the bottom of the ninth inning. His RBI single off Daniel Hudson with two outs drew the Giants to within 4-3 and gave the home faithful something to hope for, but next batter Buster Posey would ground out to end the game. For the season, Pagan is hitting .294/.348/.438 with nine homers, 44 RBI and 13 steals across 377 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:41 pm
  • C.J. Cron crushes pair of homers in victory
    C.J. Cron rocked a pair of home runs and finished with three RBI in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Reds.

    Advice: Cron burned Reds starter Tim Adleman twice on Tuesday, mashing a two-run home run in the first inning and a solo tater in the third. He also homered in the series-opener on Monday and has now launched 14 on the season. In addition, the 26-year-old first baseman is slashing .288/.337/.498. He has picked up eight hits in his last 12 at-bats. Five of those have gone for extra bases. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:18 pm
  • Suarez smashes two-run homer in loss to LAA
    Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Suarez bopped a two-run home run off Jered Weaver in the seventh inning. That dinger would represent the only scoring for the Reds on the evening. For the season as a whole, Suarez is hitting .248/.316/.429 with 20 homers and 61 RBI over 459 at-bats. Tuesday's home run was his first since August 13. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Adleman tosses quality start against Angels
    Tim Adleman pitched respectably in Tuesday's loss to the Angels, yielding three runs on seven hits over six innings.

    Advice: Adleman struck out four and walked one on the evening. C.J. Cron proved to be his nemesis in this one, whacking a two-run home run in the first inning and following up with a solo shot in the third. Outside of those pesky home runs, though, Adleman kept the scoreboard clean. The 28-year-old right-hander has now pitched to a 3.82 ERA and 1.33 WHIP over 35 1/3 frames. Up next on the docket, a home showdown with the Mets. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Denard Span forced out due to a stiff neck
    Denard Span left Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks due to a stiff neck.

    Advice: Span saw three at-bats before Gorkys Hernandez took over in center for the veteran outfielder midway through the game. He should be considered day-to-day moving forward. The Giants will reevaluate him on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:59 pm
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  • Edwin Jackson chased after 2 2/3 frames
    Edwin Jackson lasted just 2 2/3 innings Tuesday, yielding five runs in a loss to the Braves.

    Advice: It was ugly from the get-go for Jackson, who permitted seven hits and three walks without recording a strikeout. The veteran right-hander has mixed in a couple nice outings for the Padres, but he's now struggled his last three times out and it's probably time to give someone else a look. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Dansby Swanson drives in career-high three
    Dansby Swanson had an RBI single and two-RBI double in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: It was the first multi-RBI game of the young shortstop's career. Swanson didn't seem to be ready for the majors when he was promoted earlier this month, but he's held his own so far with a .300/.326/.350 batting line. We still wouldn't trust him in mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Peralta fans 10 Cardinals over seven innings
    Wily Peralta struck out 10 Cardinals hitters over seven innings of one-run ball Tuesday.

    Advice: Peralta gave up a solo homer to Jedd Gyorko, something every National League starter has sworn to do this year, but he was otherwise stellar in a no-decision. Stellar is also a word that could describe Peralta's performance in general since being recalled in early August. In five starts, the 27-year-old has a 3.00 ERA with 27 strikeouts in 30 innings of work. The brilliance came basically out of nowhere, and there's no guarantee he'll keep it up -- this is a guy who had a 6.68 ERA in June -- but adventurous owners could do worse than Peralta right now. A start against the Cubs on Monday could shed some light on just how real this renaissance is. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • 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 Monday, 10:10 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 Monday, 9:05 pm
  • Yulieski Gurriel starting at 3B on Monday
    Yulieski Gurriel will start at third base for Monday's game against the Athletics.

    Advice: It will be his first action in the field since joining the Astros. Gurriel is 5-for-14 (.357) with two doubles and two RBI through his first six games in the majors. Alex Bregman will slide into the DH spot on Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:20 pm
  • Rays place OF Jennings on release waivers
    The Rays have placed Desmond Jennings on release waivers.

    Advice: He'll officially become a free agent on Monday, assuming he clears waivers (which will surely happen given his $3.3 million salary). It ends a seven-year run with the Rays that included many highs and lows. There were definitely more lows with Jennings of late, as he's batted just .222/.295/.347 since the beginning of 2015 while being limited to 93 games because of injury. Some team will give him a shot, but Jennings will turn 30 in October and hasn't been a very good player for a while. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:19 am
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  • 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
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:32 pm
  • Rays to release Desmond Jennings on Saturday
    Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays plan on releasing Desmond Jennings on Saturday.

    Advice: Once considered one of the most promising young outfielders in the game, the 29-year-old has battled injuries and poor performance for much of the past three seasons. In 65 games this year, Jennings hit just .200/.281/.350 with seven homers, 20 RBI and a 58/21 K/BB ratio in 225 plate appearances. Still, he's only 29-years-old and there should be plenty of clubs willing to take a chance on him. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:26 pm
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  • Gurriel (hamstring) returns to Astros' lineup
    Yulieski Gurriel (hamstring) is back in the Astros' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's his first start since Sunday, when he exited his first game with the 'Stros with a tight right hamstring. Gurriel is in the designated hitter spot and batting sixth against Drew Smyly and the Rays. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:08 pm
  • Peralta goes five strong innings against Bucs
    Wily Peralta allowed two runs over five innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Don't look now, but Peralta, who was left for dead in June after compiling a 6.68 ERA, has given up two runs or fewer in three of his four starts since being recalled earlier this month. Like in those starts, it wasn't pretty Thursday, but he did enough to keep the Brewers in the game. Peralta has gotten his ERA down to 5.87 through 17 starts, and he'll look to keep that positive momentum going heading into Tuesday's tilt with the Cardinals. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:17 pm
  • Miller's demotion could delay free agency
    Shelby Miller's time in the minor leagues this year could delay his free agency.

    Advice: If Miller isn't called up before Thursday, he won't accrue enough days on the active roster to reach four years of service time in the big leagues. That would push his free agency back from 2018 to 2019, giving the Diamondbacks an extra year of team control. Arizona's decision to acquire Miller for top prospect Dansby Swanson was one of the more misguided trades in recent memory. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:33 pm
  • Gurriel (hamstring) lines out as pinch-hitter
    Yulieski Gurriel (hamstring) lined out as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Gurriel was held out of the Astros' starting lineup for the third straight game due to tightness in his right hamstring. It's something he came down with in his major league debut Sunday versus the Orioles. Gurriel should be ready to rock for the opening of a three-game weekend series Friday night against the Rays. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:55 am
  • Adleman gives up three home runs in bad start
    Tim Adleman coughed up five runs -- four earned -- in five innings but escaped with a no-decision versus the Rangers on Wednesday.

    Advice: All five runs scored via the longball in this interleague matchup. The biggest was a three-run bomb by Nomar Mazara in the second inning. He gave up back-to-back homers to pitcher Yu Darvish and Ian Desmond in the fifth inning. Adleman pitched well this past Friday in his first start since being recalled from Triple-A but he couldn't keep that mojo humming tonight. He made four effective major league starts in May. For the season he is 2-1 with a 3.68 ERA in 29 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:49 pm
  • Shelby Miller to make Triple-A start Thursday
    Shelby Miller will make another start at Triple-A Reno on Thursday.

    Advice: Miller has pitched well in his four outings down on the farm since being optioned to Triple-A in mid-July. Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa said on Monday that the 25-year-old right-hander has shown enough that a return to the majors could be coming soon. The situation will be reevaluated after Miller's Thursday outing. He struggled mightily in 14 starts with the big league club earlier this season, sporting a 7.14 ERA in that space. Hopefully his time at Triple-A has allowed him to work out some of the kinks here. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:24 pm
  • Moncada reaches five times in Tuesday's win
    Red Sox INF prospect Yoan Moncada reached base five times Tuesday in a victory for Double-A Portland.

    Advice: He walked a career-high four times and also slugged a three-run homer. Moncada has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games while raising his average 10 points. The 21-year-old has been a steady source of power and speed with 14 homers and 44 steals this season. A natural second baseman, Moncada can expedite his arrival in the big leagues by making a smooth transition to third. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:08 pm
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  • Gurriel (hamstring) remains out Wednesday
    Yulieski Gurriel (hamstring) remains absent from the Astros' lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Gurriel has now started just one of four games since joining the active major league roster on Sunday. He left his MLB debut with tightness in his right hamstring and is still apparently experiencing discomfort. This is probably a good time for a reminder that the Cuban slugger is 32 years old. Alex Bregman will start at third base again and bat second Wednesday versus Pirates ace Gerrit Cole. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:19 am
  • Denard Span homers off Kenley Jansen
    Denard Span smacked a solo home run off Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning of Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Span's solo home run to lead off the ninth merely served as cosmetic effect in this one, as the Dodgers held a 9-4 advantage entering the frame. The tater was Span's eighth of the season and pushed his RBI total to 43. In addition, the veteran outfielder is slashing .274/.337/.385 over 464 at-bats. There is no fantasy shine here. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:39 pm
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:10 pm
  • Gurriel (hamstring) remains out Tuesday night
    Yulieski Gurriel (hamstring) is out of the Astros' starting lineup again on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Gurriel left his MLB debut on Sunday with right hamstring tightness and was limited to pinch-hitting duties on Monday. His status appears to be the same for Tuesday. Alex Bregman is starting at third base and batting second versus Pirates right-hander Ivan Nova. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:05 pm
  • Gurriel (hamstring) appears as pinch-hitter
    Yulieski Gurriel (hamstring) grounded out as a pinch-hitter Monday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Gurriel exited his MLB debut on Sunday because of hamstring tightness, but he's expected to be back in the starting lineup Tuesday. The Astros don't have the DH available under National League rules, so look for him to either play third base or left field. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:41 am
  • Edwin Jackson gives up five runs
    Edwin Jackson lost to the Cubs after giving up five runs in five innings on Monday.

    Advice: Jackson is still getting paid by the Cubs, so it just wouldn't have been fair for him to go out and beat them tonight. At least, that's what he can tell himself. He's 3-4 with a 5.71 ERA. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:45 pm
  • Gurriel available off bench Monday
    Yulieski Gurriel is available off the bench Monday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Gurriel left his MLB debut Sunday with some tightness in his hamstring, but it's not considered serious. The Astros don't have the DH available for their series against the Pirates, but Gurriel is likely to be back in the lineup Tuesday either at third base or in left field. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:52 pm
  • Yulieski Gurriel not in Monday's lineup
    Yulieski Gurriel is not in Monday's lineup against the Pirates.

    Advice: Gurriel went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk in his MLB debut Sunday before leaving with tightness in his right hamstring. He's considered day-to-day and will sit with the DH unavailable under National League rules. He could get a start a third base during the series, but Alex Bregman is starting there Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:04 pm
  • Shelby Miller could be close to return
    Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa indicated Sunday that Shelby Miller is close to returning to the major league rotation.

    Advice: Miller registered his fourth consecutive quality start on Saturday at Triple-A Reno, throwing eight innings and allowing three runs versus the Triple-A affiliate of the Giants. "We’ll brainstorm about if his next start is with us or the one after," La Russa said Sunday. "This is all good. He’s getting some real good experience, having some success and figuring things out, getting his delivery together and his mind right." Miller has a brutal 7.14 ERA in 14 starts this season with Arizona. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:06 am
  • D'Backs owner shot down Shelby Miller deal
    According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Diamondbacks ownership shot down a trade at the non-waiver deadline that would have sent Shelby Miller to the Marlins.

    Advice: Nightengale's source claims that owner Ken Kendrick and president Derrick Hall intervened on the deal because it "just wouldn't look good" after what the Snakes had to give up for Miller last winter. Diamondbacks ownership also reportedly vetoed a plan to replace manager Chip Hale this summer with Triple-A skipper Phil Nevin -- a plan devised by chief baseball officer Tony La Russa and general manager Dave Stewart. This whole thing's a mess. We wouldn't be surprised to see a major front-office shakeup this fall in Arizona. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 6:15 am
  • Denard Span goes hitless in loss to Mets
    Denard Span had a rough night at the plate on Sunday, going hitless in four at-bats as the Giants were shutout by Noah Syndergaard and the Mets.

    Advice: As a team, the Giants were only able to generate three total hits, so Span wasn't alone in his ineffectiveness. The Giants' leadoff hitter is now hitting .272/.335/.377 on the season with seven homers and 42 RBI. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 7:39 pm
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  • Gurriel leaves debut with hamstring tightness
    Yulieski Gurriel left his MLB debut against the Orioles with tightness in his right hamstring.

    Advice: After sitting through a lengthy rain delay, the right hamstring tightened up on the Cuban slugger. He's considered day-to-day for now, though Gurriel said that he'll be in the lineup on Monday night in Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 6:08 pm
  • Suarez's trio of hits not enough vs. Dodgers
    Eugenio Suarez went 3-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: While Suarez managed to reach base repeatedly, the Reds failed to capitalize on their few opportunities and were ultimately shut out completely in the 4-0 defeat. For his part, the 25-year-old Suarez owns a .253/.315/.435 triple-slash with 19 homers and 59 RBI across 434 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 1:51 pm
  • Peralta gives up four runs in six innings
    Wily Peralta surrendered four runs on eight hits across six innings in a loss to the Mariners on Saturday.

    Advice: He managed only one strikeout and issued two free passes in the game. His record falls to 5-9 with an ugly 6.00 ERA. He had been pitching well since being recalled from the minors two weeks ago but regressed tonight. He has a poor 54 to 33 strikeout to walk ratio in 84 innings. He is too risky to use in standard mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 9:40 pm
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