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  • Ethier (leg) unlikely to return September 1
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Monday that Andre Ethier (leg) is unlikely to be activated on September 1.

    Advice: Ethier began a minor league rehab assignment last Thursday and is 4-for-10 (.400) with two doubles through his first three games with High-A Rancho Cucamonga. The veteran outfielder has been out all season with a fractured tibia, so he's be better-served with as many at-bats as possible in the minors before joining the major league roster. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:58 pm
    60-Day DL
  • Escobar (concussion) cleared for activity
    Yunel Escobar (concussion) has been cleared for baseball activities.

    Advice: Escobar was placed on the 7-day concussion after fouling a ball off his face on August 19. The Angels anticipate activating him on Friday in Seattle. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:47 pm
    7-Day DL
  • Cozart not in Monday's lineup
    Zack Cozart is not in Monday's lineup versus the Angels.

    Advice: It's just a routine day of maintenance. Jose Peraza will start at shortstop and hit second. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:01 pm
  • Doolittle (shoulder) on track to join A's Fri
    Sean Doolittle (shoulder) is tentatively expected to rejoin the Athletics on Friday.

    Advice: Doolittle has been out since the end of June with a shoulder strain, but he owns a 1.80 ERA and 8/1 K/BB ratio over five innings during a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Nashville. He's slated to make one final appearance on Tuesday before rejoining the major league roster. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:53 pm
    15-Day DL
  • McCullers (elbow) plays catch again Mon.
    Lance McCullers (elbow) played catch from a distance of 60-90 feet.

    Advice: McCullers landed on the disabled list in early August with discomfort in his right elbow, but he was able to resume throwing on Friday. He's making incremental progress, but it's unclear if there will be enough time for him to make it back this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:41 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Reds activate RHP Alfredo Simon
    Reds activated RHP Alfredo Simon from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Simon has been out since mid-July with a right shoulder injury. He had a miserable 9.45 ERA over 11 starts and two relief appearances prior to the injury, so it's unclear what he really has to offer to the Reds at this point. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:35 pm
  • Strop (knee) throws bullpen session
    Pedro Strop (knee) reported feeling good after throwing 25 pitches in a bullpen session on Monday.

    Advice: Strop underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee two weeks ago, but is already making encouraging progress. The original expectation was that he'd miss 4-6 weeks, but he appears primed to beat that timetable. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:33 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Angels recall OF Ortega from Triple-A
    Angels recalled OF Rafael Ortega from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Ortega, 25, has batted .238/.273/.303 in 36 games with the Angels this season. He'll function as a reserve outfielder down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:19 pm
  • Justin Turner not in Monday's lineup vs. COL
    Justin Turner is not in Monday's lineup against the Rockies.

    Advice: Turner will sit for the series opener at Coors Field, which is unfortunate news for fantasy owners who were excited about the matchup. Rob Segedin is getting the start at third base and will bat eighth against Jon Gray. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:14 pm
  • Padres activate Morrow from paternity leave
    Padres activated RHP Brandon Morrow from the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Morrow has been away from the team since Friday in order to be present for the birth of his first child. The Padres sent down Buddy Baumann on Monday in order to make room for his return to the active roster. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:04 pm
  • Dodgers option RHP Stewart to Double-A
    Dodgers optioned RHP Brock Stewart to Double-A Tulsa.

    Advice: Stewart was exactly what the doctor ordered in a spot-start Sunday against the Cubs, tossing five scoreless innings. He's being sent down to make room for Kenta Maeda's return, but look for him to return in September. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:36 pm
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  • Kinsler batting second Monday vs. White Sox
    Ian Kinsler will bat second Monday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Kinsler has batted leadoff in all 123 of his starts this season, but Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is trying something different. Cameron Maybin will bat leadoff against James Shields.Daily Slant: Whether it's the lead-off spot or not, Kinsler is in an excellent position to succeed at home against James Shields. The White Sox hurler has allowed a 2.29 HR/9 rate to RH bats to go along with an incredibly weak 8.1 K-BB%, so Kinsler is just one of a few Tigers worth targeting heavily this evening. Not only is the long ball a problem, but Shields has allowed a ton of hard contact to RH bats - he enters tonight with a 25.9 Hd-Sft% vs. RH bats on the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:23 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 Today, 1:20 pm
  • Jacob deGrom to make next start Fri. vs. Nats
    Jacob deGrom will return to the Mets' rotation Friday against the Nationals.

    Advice: DeGrom has struggled over his last two starts and will be skipped in the rotation on Monday in order to give him a bit of a breather. His return will push Noah Syndergaard's next start back to Saturday. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:15 pm
  • Neil Walker (back) out of lineup again Monday
    Neil Walker (back) is out of the Mets' lineup again Monday against the Marlins.

    Advice: Walker has now missed consecutive games due to a back injury from earlier this month. He's been red-hot for a while now, so his absence really hurts. Consider him day-to-day for now.Daily Slant: With Walker and Cabrera out of the Mets lineup, it improves the spot for Jose Fernandez even further. Fernandez still owns an eye-popping 15.0 SwStr% and 35.4 K% (both top the list on tonight’s slate) so his ceiling is absolutely immense on any given day, especially considering the Mets own the league’s 7th highest K% against RHP (22.0%). If you are spending upwards of $10K on a SP, go ahead and pay all the way up for the Marlins ace. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:08 pm
    Day-to-Day
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) out of lineup Monday
    Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) is out of Monday's lineup against the Marlins.

    Advice: Cabrera exited Sunday's game after aggravating a left knee injury in a collision at first base. It's unclear when the NL Player of the Week will be ready to return to action. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:07 pm
    Day-to-Day
  • Adam Eaton (forearm) in ChiSox lineup Mon.
    Adam Eaton (forearm) is in the White Sox starting lineup Monday night against the Tigers.

    Advice: Eaton left Sunday's series finale against the Mariners after taking a Taijuan Walker pitch off his forearm in the fourth inning. X-rays obviously turned up negative. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:50 pm
  • Matt Olson plates three in Sunday's victory
    Athletics 1B prospect Matt Olson homered and drove in three runs Sunday in a win for Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Olson reached base four times with a single, a three-run homer and two walks. He's hit .444 over his last four games to raise his average from .221 to .230. The 22-year-old is tied for third in the Pacific Coast League with 34 doubles, though he also ranks ninth with 127 strikeouts. Olsen is a classic "three true outcomes" player but his overwhelming power should land him a spot in the big leagues before long. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:04 pm
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  • Latos to be added to Nats roster Thursay
    Mat Latos will be added to the Nationals' active roster on Thursday, per FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

    Advice: Latos could have opted out of his contract with Washington on Monday, but he has agreed to stay on until major league rosters expand on September 1. He will then officially join the Nationals, presumably in a long relief or swingman role. The veteran right-hander holds a 1.06 ERA in 17 innings (three starts) with Triple-A Syracuse, but the peripherals aren't nearly as promising. He was cut by the White Sox in June after allowing 31 runs -- 29 earned -- over his last 36 innings. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:44 am
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  • Jose De Leon whiffs 13 batters at AAA OKC
    Jose De Leon tallied 13 strikeouts over 7 2/3 scoreless innings Sunday with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: De Leon walked none and yielded just four hits in the brilliant outing, which helped the OKC Dodgers clinch their second straight Pacific Coast League American Northern Division title. The 24-year-old right-hander now boasts a 2.61 ERA, 0.938 WHIP, and 111/20 K/BB ratio in 86 1/3 innings (16 starts) this season at Triple-A. It's a surprise he's not already in the majors. Maybe it will happen next month. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:29 am
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