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  • 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
  • Ryan Zimmerman getting the day off Mon.
    Ryan Zimmerman is getting the day off Monday.

    Advice: It's just a routine day of maintenance for the veteran first baseman. Clint Robinson will start at first base and bat seventh versus Phillies righty Jake Thompson. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:40 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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  • A's activate Billy Butler from concussion DL
    Athletics activated DH Billy Butler from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

    Advice: Butler suffered a concussion last weekend in a clubhouse fight with teammate Danny Valencia. The two have since apologized, to each other and to the A's organization. Butler has a disappointing .286/.338/.419 batting line with four homers and 30 RBI in 228 plate appearances this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:43 am
  • Belt goes 2-for-4 in return to lineup Sunday
    Brandon Belt (neck) went 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI, a walk, and a run scored in his return to the Giants' lineup Sunday against the Braves.

    Advice: Belt was a late scratch Saturday due to a stiff neck. It obviously wasn't anything serious. The 28-year-old first baseman is batting .277/.390/.477 with 14 homers and 66 RBI in 126 games this season for San Francisco. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:03 am
  • David Ortiz homer not enough for Red Sox
    David Ortiz crushed his 31st home run of the year on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Red Sox to victory over the Royals.

    Advice: Big Papi's solo shot ignited a three-run rally in the fourth inning that briefly gave the Red Sox a 4-2 lead, but that would wind up being the extent of their offense. Ortiz finished the night 1-for-4 and is now slashing .319/.407/.633 with 31 bombs and 101 RBI in his farewell tour. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:37 pm
  • Adrian Gonzalez delivers game-winner vs. Cubs
    Adrian Gonzalez drove home a run with a fielder's choice in the eighth inning on Sunday, leading the Dodgers to a 1-0 victory over the Cubs.

    Advice: Gonzalez also had a pair of singles on the afternoon, finishing the day 2-for-4 with the game's lone RBI. He has been on a tear in recent weeks, raising his season slash to .298/.364/.456 to go along with 16 homers and 74 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:09 pm
  • Freeman clubs 27th homer in loss to Giants
    Freddie Freeman clubbed his 27th home run of the season in a losing effort against the Giants on Sunday afternoon.

    Advice: Freeman tagged Giants' ace Madison Bumgarner for the two-run blast in the sixth inning, cutting the Braves deficit at the time to 5-3. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the afternoon. Freeman is now hitting .290/.386/.548 and has already far surpassed his career-best with 27 home runs. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:52 pm
  • Jefry Marte homers, drives in three vs. DET
    Jefry Marte went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and three total RBI in Sunday's win over the Tigers.

    Advice: Marte launched a two-run home run off Anibal Sanchez in the fifth inning and came through with a sacrifice fly just one frame later. He just returned to the Angels on Friday after being away from the team to handle a personal matter earlier in the week. For the season, the 25-year-old first baseman is working to a .243/.286/.453 triple-slash with 10 homers and 30 RBI over 181 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:38 pm
    Player Note
    Jefry Marte LAA - 1B,3B,OF
  • Miguel Cabrera doubles in loss to Angels
    Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: The double was Cabrera's 27th of the season, but the Tigers just couldn't find any sort of sustained offensive punch against Tyler Skaggs and friends. They were shut out 5-0, with Cabrera's two hits representing half of their team hit total. The veteran slugger is slashing .311/.386/.546 with 28 homers and 80 RBI over 482 at-bats. He may be 33 years old, but he remains one of the steadiest fantasy bats around. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:32 pm
  • Pearce drives in three as O's avoid sweep
    Steve Pearce went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and three RBI in Sunday's win over the Yankees.

    Advice: Pearce snapped a scoreless tie with his sixth-inning solo home run off CC Sabathia, then proceeded to pad that lead with a two-run single in the seventh. He was sidelined by an elbow injury for two weeks earlier this month, but looks to be past that now. In 239 at-bats between the Rays and O's this season, the veteran first baseman is slashing a smooth .301/.380/.510 with 12 homers and 33 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:07 pm
    Player Note
    Steve Pearce Bal - 1B,2B,OF
    Day-to-Day
  • Xavier Scruggs notches RBI double in loss
    Xavier Scruggs went 2-for-2 with an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: Scruggs picked up his first double of the season in the second inning, driving in a run in the process. He was called up on August 19 due to a strong power showing at Triple-A New Orleans. Since that promotion, the 28-year-old first baseman has managed seven hits in 23 at-bats. While he did bop 21 homers with New Orleans prior to his call-up, he has yet to show any sort of fantasy upside at the major league level. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:48 pm
  • Paul Goldschmidt getting a day off Sunday
    Paul Goldschmidt is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a rare day off for the slugger. Phil Gosselin is filling in at first base. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:20 pm
  • Wil Myers scratched with stomach virus
    Wil Myers was scratched from the Padres' lineup Sunday with a stomach virus.

    Advice: He should be OK in a day or two. Yangervis Solarte will slide across the diamond to cover for Myers, with Adam Rosales entering the lineup at third base. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:01 am
    Player Note
    Wil Myers SD - 1B,OF
    Day-to-Day
  • Logan Forsythe sitting out on Sunday
    Logan Forsythe is absent from the Rays' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a simple day off. Nick Franklin is at second base and Corey Dickerson is in the leadoff spot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:35 am
  • Blanco (finger) won't be ready Sept. 1
    Andres Blanco (finger) is not expected to be ready to return when roster expand on September 1.

    Advice: Five weeks removed from surgery to repair a fractured left index finger, Blanco took infield Saturday and will hit off a tee Monday. It would appear he's still at least another week away from a return. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:00 am
    Player Note
    Andrés Blanco Phi - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
  • Nick Franklin activated from concussion DL
    Rays activated INF/OF Nick Franklin from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

    Advice: Franklin played in a rehab game on Friday to show that his concussion symptoms were behind him. He'll draw some starts in left field over the final month. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:12 am
    Player Note
    Nick Franklin TB - 1B,2B,SS,OF
  • Moreland cranks grand slam on Saturday
    Mitch Moreland crushed a grand slam in the first inning to lead the Rangers over the Indians on Saturday.

    Advice: The big fly pretty much ended the game before it began as the Indians never did cross the plate all night. Moreland scored a run in the third inning on an Elvis Andrus double. He finished the night 1-for-3 with four RBI and two runs scored. He has a .253 batting average with 22 home runs and 55 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:02 pm
  • Beckham goes 3-for-4 on Saturday
    Tim Beckham drew a start at first base and went 3-for-4 with a double in a loss to the Astros on Saturday.

    Advice: One of the hits was a double but none of his three hits factored into the scoring. He was the first overall pick of the 2008 draft but failed to develop into anything more than a utility infielder in the major leagues. He is batting .235/.285/.433 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 187 at-bats on the season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:43 pm
    Player Note
    Tim Beckham TB - 1B,2B,SS
  • Trevor Plouffe homers again, Twins fall late
    Trevor Plouffe homered for the second consecutive game on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Twins to victory over the Blue Jays in Toronto.

    Advice: Plouffe tagged Bo Schultz for a two-run blast in the seventh inning that increased the Twins' advantage to 7-3. That would be the extent of their scoring on the afternoon though, leaving room for the Jays to mount a late-inning comeback. Plouffe also singled, finishing the afternoon 2-for-3 plus a walk. He's hitting .257/.297/.409 with nine homers and 39 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:16 pm
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