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  • Brandon Moss (ankle) begins rehab assignment
    Brandon Moss (ankle) went hitless in three at-bats in his first rehab game with Double-A Springfield on Thursday.

    Advice: He'll remain with Springfield through the weekend and is on track to be activated from the disabled list early next week if all goes well. Moss has missed most of July with a left ankle sprain. Rotoworld.com 34 minutes ago
    15-Day DL
  • Tigers no longer in on Jonathan Lucroy
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Tigers are "not involved" in talks for Jonathan Lucroy.

    Advice: The Tigers poked around, but they probably didn't have the necessary pieces to get Lucroy and have sense moved on. The Indians, Mets and Rangers look like the most likely landing spots for the catcher. Rotoworld.com 59 minutes ago
  • Pujols hits key single in ninth against Sox
    Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Pujols was the only Angels hitter to notch multiple hits. The most important of these came in the ninth inning, when Pujols lined a hard single to left off Brad Ziegler. That moved Mike Trout (who reached on an infield single to lead off the frame) to second. Trout and Ji-Man Choi -- who pinch-ran for Pujols after the single -- would eventually come around to score on a two-run throwing error by Hanley Ramirez. The aged Pujols continues to post respectable counting stats (19 homers, 78 RBI) but is hitting just .255/.329/.432 over 384 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:46 pm
  • Moreland swats two homers in win over Royals
    Mitch Moreland hit two solo home runs in Thursday's win over the Royals.

    Advice: Moreland had Yordano Ventura's number this night, lifting a homer to left-center field in the fifth inning to tie the game before walloping a pitch to deep center in the eighth to give the Rangers the lead. The home runs were numbers 15 and 16 on the year for Moreland, who has started to come around a bit after a slow start to the year. The 30-year-old is batting .237/.303/.453 overall as a result of that poor start at the plate. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Joseph homers, scores twice against Braves
    Tommy Joseph hit a solo home run and scored twice in Thursday's win over the Braves.

    Advice: Joseph followed Maikel Franco's three-run dong in the first inning with a solo shot of his own, as the Phillies got to Braves starter Matt Wisler early and often. The homer was Joseph's 14th in 57 major league games this year. The Phillies didn't need much convincing to cast Ryan Howard aside, and the 25-year-old has proven plenty worthy of taking over at first base. Joseph is hitting .262/.294/.524 overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:14 pm
  • Holliday hits 18th homer in win over Marlins
    Matt Holliday hit his 18th home run of the season in Thursday's win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Holliday caught up with a Jose Fernandez fastball, muscling it over the wall just to the left of the right field foul pole. After a 2015 season marked by injury and a surprising power outage, the 36-year-old is once again approaching 20 home runs. If he gets there, it will be the 10th time in his career he's reached the plateau. Holliday is hitting .235/.306/.455 overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:11 pm
  • No timetable for Matt Carpenter to begin rehab
    Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said there's still no timetable for Matt Carpenter (oblique) to begin a rehab assignment.

    Advice: There was optimism Carpenter might begin a rehab assignment this week but it doesn't look like that's going to happen now. Carpenter has sat out the last three weeks with a strained oblique. The Cards could really use his bat in the lineup. The three-time All-Star leads the NL in on base percentage (.420) and is also second in OPS (.988). Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:19 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Tyler White to rejoin Astros on Friday
    Tyler White will join the Astros in Detroit on Friday, per Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle.

    Advice: Doug Fister will be placed on paternity leave in a corresponding move. White got off to a sensational start this season in Houston but quickly regressed. He's probably not worth trying again in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:26 am
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  • Marlins DFA utilityman Don Kelly
    Marlins designated INF/OF Don Kelly for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a roster spot for Dee Gordon, who is back from his 80-game PED suspension. Kelly was batting just .148/.200/.296 in 30 plate appearances with Miami. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:56 am
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  • Valbuena (hamstring) unlikely to play Friday
    Astros manager A.J. Hinch said that Luis Valbuena (hamstring) is not likely for Friday's game against the Tigers.

    Advice: This echoes what Hinch was saying prior to Wednesday's game with the Yankees. The Astros have a scheduled day off on Thursday. Valbuena actually might have been sat on Friday even if he was healthy, as the Tigers will be tossing out left-hander Matt Boyd and Valbuena is slugging just .400 against southpaws (as compared to .479 vs right-handed pitchers). Hinch has not ruled out playing Valbuena in one or both of the final two games of the weekend series. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:52 pm
    Day-to-Day
  • Freeman has four hits, jack, and a bag in win
    Freddie Freeman had an absolute monster day at the plate on Wednesday, going 4-for-4 with a homer and five RBI to lead the Braves in a 9-7 victory over the Twins in Minnesota.

    Advice: Freeman came through with run-scoring singles in each of the first two innings, then clubbed a two-run homer in the fourth to increase the Braves' early advantage to 7-0. He added an RBI double in the sixth to provide a valuable insurance run. Freeman also drew a walk in the contest, reaching base safely in all five of his plate appearances, and swiped his fourth base of the season. With the four-hit attack, he raised his season slash to .280/.363/.517 to go with 18 homers and 41 RBI. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:37 pm
  • Profar snares three hits and scores a run
    Jurickson Profar went 3-for-5 and scored a run in the Rangers' loss on Wednesday.

    Advice: One of the hits was a double. The former top overall prospect in baseball is finally healthy enough to help his fantasy owners. He is hitting .296/.349/.414 in 162 at-bats. Having played multiple games at every position except pitcher and catcher this year, his positional eligibility provides a huge boost to his fantasy value. Profar looks set to play pretty much every day moving forward unless the Rangers bring in some competition via trade or promotion. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:35 pm
    Player Note
    Jurickson Profar Tex - 1B,2B,3B,SS
  • McCann clubs 15th homer in loss to Astros
    Brian McCann clubbed his 15th home run of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: His fourth-inning blast off of Lance McCullers provided the Yankees' lone run in the contest. He finished the night 1-for-4 and is now hitting .234/.335/.432 with 15 homers and 41 RBI on the season. He remains one of the best power options behind the plate in all of baseball. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:05 pm
  • Indians possibly eyeing Steve Pearce
    The New York Post's Joel Sherman reports that the Indians are "among several teams" who have asked about Steve Pearce.

    Advice: The Indians have been tied to several players in trade rumors. In addition to Pearce, they have reportedly been looking into Eduardo Nunez, Will Smith and Jonathan Lucroy. Pearce, 33, is slashing .313/.386/.530 with 10 homers and 29 RBI over 198 at-bats. He has notched double-digit home runs in three consecutive seasons. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:12 pm
    Player Note
    Steve Pearce TB - 1B,2B,OF
  • Plouffe (ribs) live BP moved up to Friday
    Trevor Plouffe (rib) will participate in live batting practice on Friday.

    Advice: Plouffe has had no setbacks in his recovery from a fractured rib and the Twins are encouraged enough in his progress that they will push up his scheduled batting practice to Friday. Assuming that goes smoothly, he should be able to begin a rehab assignment in short order. In 58 games prior to the injury, Plouffe was hitting .252/.283/.399 with seven homers and 27 RBI. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:45 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Miguel Cabrera hits go-ahead homer in ninth
    Miguel Cabrera launched a go-ahead solo homer in the top of the ninth inning to push the Tigers past the Red Sox 4-3 on Wednesday afternoon in Boston.

    Advice: Cabrera pounced on Brad Ziegler with two outs in the top of the ninth to snap a 3-3 tie and secure a three-game sweep for the visiting Tigers. It was Cabrera's 21st home run of the season and the 14th go-ahead homer in the ninth inning or later in his 14-year major league career. Cabrera also had two singles in Wednesday's victory and he's now slashing .301/.382/.522 over 101 games this season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:46 pm
  • Daniel Murphy slugs his 20th home run
    Daniel Murphy slugged his 20th home run of the season on Wednesday against the Indians.

    Advice: Murphy took Carlos Carrasco deep for a solo shot in the top of the sixth inning. He also singled in the 4-1 victory, finishing 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Murphy has an incredible .351/.388/.621 batting line with 75 RBI through 96 games this season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:24 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
  • LoMo (wrist) back in Rays lineup Wednesday
    Logan Morrison (wrist) is back in the Rays' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: It'll be his first start for Tampa Bay since last Monday. Morrison was batting .231/.308/.376 with 10 home runs and 31 RBI in 86 games before coming down with wrist and forearm tendinitis in mid-July. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:44 am
  • Yangervis Solarte placed on family leave list
    Padres placed 3B Yangervis Solarte on the family medical emergency leave list.

    Advice: He'll be gone for the next 3-7 days to handle a private matter. Solarte has registered a cool .856 OPS with 10 home runs and 40 RBI in 61 games this season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:13 am
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  • Goldy has stolen base, two RBI versus Brewers
    Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with two RBI, a stolen base and a run scored Tuesday against the Brewers.

    Advice: Goldschmidt had RBI singles in the first and seventh innings, giving him 65 RBI on the year. That's good for eighth-most in the National League, and his 14 steals are ninth-best in the league. The most complete fantasy first baseman to come along in years, the 28-year-old Goldschmidt is batting .295/.412/.504 through 98 games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:33 pm
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