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  • Gordon on track to rejoin Marlins on Thu.
    Dee Gordon (suspension) remains on track to rejoin the Marlins on Thursday.

    Advice: Gordon is serving the final days of his 80-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. The speedy second baseman is 7-for-27 (.259) over seven games during his minor league tuneup games with Triple-A New Orleans. He got off to a slow start, but has hit safely in each of his last five games. He could make a big impact in fantasy leagues over the final two months. 56 minutes ago
  • Javier Baez goes 3-for-4, homers
    Javier Baez finished 3-for-4 with a homer and a doubles Monday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Most of Baez's success this year has come off lefties, so it was nice to see him collect extra-base hits against a pair of righties in this one. It could help him earn some more playing time. Yesterday, 9:10 pm
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    Javier Báez ChC - 2B,3B,SS
  • Addison Russell starts, goes 0-for-3
    Addison Russell went 0-for-3 with a walk Monday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Russell started at shortstop tonight after leaving Sunday's game with a bruised left heel. Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Gennett hits one of four Brewers homers
    Scooter Gennett singled and ripped a solo home run in Monday's victory over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Gennett got the scoring going with a deep blast to center field in the first inning. It was one of four dingers the Brewers had on the night, as Jonathan Villar, Martin Maldonado and Andy Wilkins also went deep. Gennett has already tied his career high with nine home runs. Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Derek Dietrich's slump continues Monday
    Derek Dietrich was hitless in three trips to the plate Monday.

    Advice: The Marlins managed just two singles all night against Jeremy Hellickson and the Phillies' bullpen. Dietrich now has just four hits over his last 41 at-bats, dropping his average from .307 to .275. It's a bad time for him to be slumping with Dee Gordon due back later this week. Yesterday, 7:52 pm
  • Duffy making progress from Achilles injury
    Matt Duffy (Achilles) could begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend.

    Advice: Duffy has been out for over a month with a left Achilles strain, but he ran curves Monday and is said to be "over the hump" with his injury. Barring a setback, a return in the early part of August appears within reach. Yesterday, 5:24 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Panik (concussion) to begin rehab stint Tue.
    Joe Panik (concussion) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: Panik had to briefly halt his minor league rehab assignment last week, but he's back on track now and could join the Giants by the end of the week if all goes well. The 25-year-old has been out since June 27 due to concussion symptoms. Yesterday, 5:13 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Andres Blanco to have surgery on finger
    Andres Blanco will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair a fractured left index finger.

    Advice: Blanco suffered the injury on a slide into third base on Sunday. Phillies manager Pete Mackanin is optimistic that he could be back in six weeks. Yesterday, 1:21 pm
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    Andrés Blanco Phi - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
  • Neil Walker out of Mets' lineup again Mon.
    Neil Walker is out of the Mets' lineup Monday for the second consecutive day.

    Advice: Walker is batting .190 with a .544 OPS in 163 plate appearances since the beginning of June. Kelly Johnson will get another start at second base and bat fifth versus Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez. Yesterday, 12:22 pm
  • Phillies recall Taylor Featherston from AAA
    Phillies recalled INF Taylor Featherston from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: Featherston will take over for Andres Blanco, who landed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a fractured index finger. Featherston, 26, was batting .264/.320/.446 with 12 home runs and 32 RBI through 87 games this season at the Triple-A level. Yesterday, 11:35 am
  • Altuve homers twice, Astros rout the Angels
    Jose Altuve went yard twice Sunday as the Astros routed the Angels 13-3 at Minute Maid Park.

    Advice: Altuve slugged both of his homers off Angels starter Tim Lincecum, who left the game after recording only four outs. Lincecum gave up a total of eight runs on two walks and seven hits. Altuve also added an RBI single in the fifth, finishing the day 3-for-5 with two runs scored and six RBI. The second baseman is slashing .360/.428/.575 with 17 homers, 60 RBI, and 75 runs scored in 98 games this season. Sunday, 2:27 pm
  • Carpenter (oblique) nearing rehab assignment
    Matt Carpenter (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment later this week.

    Advice: Carpenter resumed some baseball activities on Friday and evidently has responded well. He shouldn't need too many rehab games before being activated, so a return within the next week or so would seem to be a possibility. Carpenter has missed the last two and a half weeks with a right oblique strain. Sunday, 2:23 pm
    Player Note
    Matt Carpenter StL - 1B,2B,3B
    15-Day DL
  • Schimpf slugs ninth homer of July vs. Nats
    Ryan Schimpf slugged another home run Sunday as the Padres defeated the Nationals 10-6.

    Advice: Schimpf hit an RBI single in the top of the fourth inning and a solo homer in the top of the eighth, finishing the day 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI. The 28-year-old second baseman now has nine home runs in July, which is a new record for a Padres rookie in a single calendar month. Schimpf was raking at the Triple-A level prior to his mid-June promotion, so maybe this breakout is somewhat for real. Sunday, 2:19 pm
  • Prado's three hits fail to save Marlins
    Martin Prado went 3-for-4 with a trio of singles in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

    Advice: Only two other Marlins (Christian Yelich, Adeiny Hechavarria) secured hits on the afternoon. And only Prado managed a multi-hit effort. In total, the team collected five singles. It was that kind of a game for the Marlins. For his part, Prado is slashing .322/.373/.415 with 21 doubles, 35 RBI and 41 runs scored over 367 at-bats. While the veteran infielder isn't a particularly sexy fantasy option, he at least offers a very dependable average. Sunday, 1:26 pm
  • Carlos Sanchez recalled from Triple-A
    White Sox recalled INF Carlos Sanchez from Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: He'll serve as the 26th man with the Tigers having to complete a suspended game Sunday in addition to their regularly scheduled contest. Sanchez is hitting just .161 across 31 at-bats for the White Sox this year. Sunday, 11:49 am
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  • Arismendy Alcantara optioned to Triple-A
    Athletics optioned INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara to Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: He's clearly out to accommodate the arrival of Sunday's starter, Jesse Hahn. Alcantara has three hits in 13 at-bats in his brief time with the big club this season. Sunday, 9:18 am
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  • Owings returns to action with a stolen base
    Chris Owings went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in his first game back from the disabled list on Saturday.

    Advice: The stolen base is a good sign that the foot injury that kept him on the DL for six weeks is a thing of the past. He doesn't have much power, so his .284 batting average and his nine stolen bases are the only stats keeping him on the fringe of fantasy usefulness. Saturday, 8:01 pm
    Player Note
    Chris Owings Ari - 2B,SS,OF
  • Uribe (head) out of Indians' lineup Saturday
    Juan Uribe (head) is out of the Indians' lineup Saturday.

    Advice: Uribe took a pitch off his helmet on Friday night but thankfully avoided any type of serious injury. Indians manager Terry Francona said Uribe woke up with a minor headache but "dodged a big bullet." He's available off the bench. Saturday, 2:12 pm
    Player Note
    Juan Uribe Cle - 2B,3B
  • Rays demanding Profar if dealing with Texas
    Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Rays have demanded Jurickson Profar be included if they are to deal one of their available starting pitchers to the Rangers.

    Advice: Chris Archer, Jake Odorizzi and Matt Moore are all said to be available for the right price, and it appears that price must include Profar if the Rangers are going to land a major upgrade to their starting rotation. The Rangers have said no thus far, but as things get closer to the trade deadline we'll see if their position changes. Saturday, 11:32 am
    Player Note
    Jurickson Profar Tex - 1B,2B,3B,SS
  • Jace Peterson hits fifth homer
    Jace Peterson hit his fifth homer Friday against the Rockies' Jason Motte.

    Advice: Peterson lost his job early this year and was sent down for a time, but he's been one of the Braves' best players this year, amassing a .743 OPS in 171 at-bats. Of course, with just 17 RBI, 23 runs scored and one steal in his 57 games, he still hasn't been able to do much for fantasy leaguers. That doesn't seem likely to change. Friday, 9:08 pm
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