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  • Rosales goes 3-for-4 with a steal in victory
    Adam Rosales went 3-for-4 with a steal in Wednesday's 6-1 win against the A's.

    Advice: He's 6-for-12 (.500) with two walks over his last three games, the past two of which have come against his former team. Which must be sweet. You might recall last year's Rosales transaction shenanigans between these two clubs. If not, here's your primer: The A's DFA'd him on Deadline Day, the Rangers claimed him on August 2, they DFA'd him on August 5, the A's claimed him back on August 8 and DFA'd him on August 10. The Rangers got him back for good on yet another claim two days later. Rosales has surprisingly turned into a productive AL-only player as the season winds down. He's now slashing .297/.371/.445 across 46 games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:04 pm
    New Player Note
    Adam Rosales Tex - 1B,2B,3B,SS
  • Danny Santana goes 3-for-5 in victory
    Danny Santana went 3-for-5 with a triple, a double, a steal and three runs scored as the Twins topped the Tigers 8-4 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Santana was playing center field again, even though the Twins decided to sit Eduardo Escobar (Eduardo Nunez played shortstop). The team keeps paying lip service to the idea of Santana as a shortstop, but if management believed in him there, he wouldn't be starting in the outfield so frequently. At least Santana is hitting; he has nine hits in his last four games, pushing his average back up to .324. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:43 pm
  • Ian Kinsler goes 0-for-5 in loss
    Ian Kinsler went 0-for-5 against the Twins in Wednesday's loss.

    Advice: Kinsler has escaped the criticism given to Joe Nathan and Justin Verlander, but he's been among the Tigers' biggest liabilities lately, with a .239 average and a horrible .265 OBP in 314 at-bats since the beginning of July. He's walked a total of 27 times in 151 games this year, down from 51 in 136 games last year and a high of 89 in 155 games in 2011. As a result, he's set to finish with easily the worst OBP of his career, even though he's hitting right at his career average. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:33 pm
  • Walker goes 2-for-4 with a homer in a win
    Neil Walker finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's cakewalk over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Walker cracked home run number 21 of the season in the third inning, extending the Pirates' lead to 5-0 at the time. He's homered in two of his last three games and has multiple hits in four of his last six. The second baseman is slashing .281/.353/.476 with 70 RBI in what's been another productive season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:06 pm
  • Jose Ramirez goes hitless again
    Jose Ramirez went 0-for-4 on Wednesday and is hitless in 10 at-bats in the series against the Astros.

    Advice: The Indians were too cheap to promote Francisco Lindor, so Ramirez will finish out the season at shortstop, even though he hasn't proven to be any kind of threat at the plate. He's currently hitting .246/.293/.318 in 195 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:37 pm
  • Gosselin logs 3 hits at top of order in a win
    Phil Gosselin went 3-for-4 and scored a run in Wednesday's victory against the Nationals.

    Advice: Gosselin was the only Brave to register multiple hits on the evening. He has multiple hits in three out of his last four ballgames, in fact, and is slashing a respectable .309/.343/.381 in 103 plate appearances this season -- certainly an upgrade over Dan Uggla. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:55 pm
  • Duffy's pinch-hit two-run single nets SF win
    Matt Duffy smacked a pinch-hit two-run single in the top of the ninth inning to lead the Giants past the Diamondbacks 4-2 on Wednesday afternoon.

    Advice: The tie-snapping two-run single helped the Giants capitalize on the Dodgers' blowout loss Wednesday in Colorado, pushing San Francisco to within two games of Los Angeles for the National League West division lead. Duffy is batting .235/.278/.275 in limited action this season for the Giants. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:23 pm
  • Alcantara (wrist) aiming to return Thursday
    Arismendy Alcantara (wrist) is aiming to return to the Cubs' starting lineup on Thursday.

    Advice: Alcantara suffered a right wrist sprain when he slammed into the outfield wall on Monday and has missed two straight games, but he can throw with no pain and will attempt batting practice on Thursday afternoon. If it goes well, look for him to return. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:59 pm
  • Eduardo Escobar (shoulder) not in lineup Wed.
    Eduardo Escobar (shoulder) is not in the Twins' starting lineup Wednesday night versus Detroit.

    Advice: Escobar is day-to-day after jamming his right shoulder on Tuesday night. Eduardo Nunez will start at shortstop and bat seventh Wednesday against the Tigers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:56 pm
  • Jordy Mercer (back) still out of lineup
    Jordy Mercer (back) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Mercer will miss his second straight start due to back tightness. He remains day-to-day. Clint Barmes will fill in again at shortstop. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:54 pm
  • Alcantara (wrist) absent from Wed. lineup
    Arismendy Alcantara (wrist) remained out of the Cubs' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: There's no word yet on Alcantara's MRI results, but obviously his right wrist is still not game-ready. The Cubs should have more on the outfielder's status later Wednesday. Ryan Kalish is in center field Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:07 pm
  • Dee Gordon gets a breather Wednesday
    Dee Gordon is not in the Dodgers' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It's just a routine day of rest. Darwin Barney is filling in at second base in Gordon's place. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:06 am
  • Steve Tolleson returned to action on Tuesday September 16. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:40 am
  • Ackley drives in a 2 runs in win vs. Angels
    Dustin Ackley went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI as the Mariners' stomped the Angels 13-2 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Ackley has missed a lot of time recently with bone spurs in his ankle. The injury makes it difficult for him to plant and pivot off the foot. So long as Ackley can tolerate the pain, he'll be in the lineup. He's now slashing .251/.298/.397 through 133 games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:34 pm
  • Amarista finishes a triple short of the cycle
    Alexi Amarista finished 3-for-4 with a double, homer, two RBI and one run scored on Tuesday against the Phillies.

    Advice: He came into this game batting .204 with no extra-base hits in September. So naturally Amarista finishes a triple short of the cycle in Petco, doing most of his damage against Phillies' starter A.J. Burnett. It'll be awhile before you see another performance like this out of Amarista. Even after the monster game, he's batting .242/.292/.313 on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:28 pm
    Player Note
    Alexi Amarista SD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
  • Franklin logs two hits in his Rays debut
    Nick Franklin, making his Rays debut, went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single in Tuesday's win against the Yankees.

    Advice: The Rays acquired Franklin from the Mariners at the trade deadline in the three-way trade that sent David Price to Detroit. He debuted in style, doubling and scoring in the sixth to break a 1-1, then singling in a run in the seventh as part of a four-run frame. Franklin posted a meager .363 OPS in 52 plate appearances with the Mariners this season, but the Rays are banking on bigger and better things in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:11 pm
  • Phillips provides Reds' only hit in shutout
    Brandon Phillips provided the Reds their only hit as they were shut out by the Cubs 7-0 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Jake Arrieta was five outs from a no-hitter, but Phillips ended the attempt with a double to left-center. He finished 1-for-3 on the night. Phillips is near the end of a dreadful, injury-hampered season, slashing .258/.302/.364 with seven home runs and 48 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:02 pm
  • Flores homers twice, knocks in 6 as Mets win
    Wilmer Flores had a career night, going 3-for-4 with a double, a pair of home runs, and six runs batted in as the Mets trounced the Marlins on Tuesday.

    Advice: Flores tied the game at 1-1 with a fourth-inning double, then kept adding on with a three-run home run in the fifth and a two-run blast in the seventh, both off of Brad Penny. Flores entered the night with four home runs in 229 plate appearances, so it was certainly an uncharacteristically powerful performance. Along with six homers, Flores has knocked in 28 runs and posted a .245/.280/.386 slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:05 pm
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 2B,3B,SS
  • Arismendy Alcantara undergoes MRI on wrist
    Arismendy Alcantara underwent an MRI on his ailing right wrist Tuesday.

    Advice: The results are not yet known. Alcantara, who was injured during Monday's game when he slammed into the outfield wall, was wearing a brace Tuesday. The Cubs are calling him day-to-day for now. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:15 pm
  • Eduardo Escobar leaves with shoulder injury
    Eduardo Escobar left Tuesday's game against the Tigers with a jammed right shoulder.

    Advice: Escobar was injured while making a diving stop at shortstop. He's still being looked at by trainers, so it's not clear how much time he might miss. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:05 pm
  • Jordy Mercer scratched with tight back
    Jordy Mercer was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to back tightness.

    Advice: It's probably safe to consider him day-to-day. Clint Barmes will play shortstop Tuesday in Mercer's place. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:10 pm
  • Rays officially promote INF Nick Franklin
    Rays recalled INF Nick Franklin from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Franklin is starting at second base and batting fifth in his Rays debut on Tuesday night against the Yankees. The 23-year-old hit .272/.366/.412 with 11 home runs and 11 stolen bases in 102 games this season between Triple-A Tacoma and Triple-A Durham. He was acquired from the Mariners in the David Price tride and is probably Tampa Bay's second baseman of the future. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:26 pm
  • Alcantara (wrist) not in Tuesday's lineup
    Arismendy Alcantara is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Reds due to right wrist soreness.

    Advice: Alcantara slammed into the outfield wall on Monday and was wearing a wrap after the game. Consider him day-to-day for now. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:57 pm
  • Yanks call up INF Jose Pirela
    Yankees purchased the contract of INF Jose Pirela from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: He'll replace the injured Martin Prado (appendectomy) on the active roster. Pirela batted .305/.351/.441 with 10 homers, 60 RBI, and 15 stolen bases over 130 games this season in Triple-A and will function as a backup infielder the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:12 am
  • Prado (appendectomy) placed on 60-day DL
    Yankees placed INF/OF Martin Prado on the 60-day disabled list with appendicitis.

    Advice: Prado underwent an emergency appendectomy and is now officially out for the rest of the season. The 30-year-old hit .316/.336/.541 with seven home runs and 16 RBI over 37 games after coming over from the Diamondbacks in July and should remain useful in mixed fantasy leagues in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:05 am
    Player Note
    Martín Prado NYY - 2B,3B,OF
    Disabled List
  • Prado has appendectomy, likely done for year
    Martin Prado is likely done for the season after undergoing an emergency appendectomy.

    Advice: Prado, who was already playing through a hamstring injury, simply doesn't have enough time to make it back before the end of the year. The 31-year-old played well after coming over to the Yankees at the deadline and remains under contract for the next two seasons. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:04 am
    Player Note
    Martín Prado NYY - 2B,3B,OF
    Disabled List
  • Kendrick goes 1-for-4 in Monday's win
    Howie Kendrick went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Monday's 8-1 win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Kendrick is 1-for-6 in his last two games after he went 22-for-44 (.500) with seven extra-base hits (two homers) and 14 RBI during a 10-game hitting streak. The 31-year-old second baseman is getting on base at a better-than-career-average clip, though his power has dropped off a bit. He's slashed .292/.346/.396 with seven homers and 71 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:11 pm
  • Steve Tolleson dealing with sore wrist
    Steve Tolleson had to leave Monday's game against the Orioles after being hit on the right wrist with a foul ball.

    Advice: Tolleson is icing the wrist down and is considered day-to-day. He had a couple singles in three at-bats before exiting. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:01 pm
  • Dustin Ackley back in Mariners' lineup
    Dustin Ackley is back in the Mariners' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Ackley sat out the last two contests after his left ankle issue flared up, but he doesn't expect it to keep him out of action any more this season. It's possible that he'll require surgery over the offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:50 pm
  • Brandon Phillips not in Reds' lineup Mon.
    Brandon Phillips is not in the Reds' starting lineup on Monday night against the Cubs.

    Advice: It's just a routine day of rest for the veteran second baseman, who's batting .202 with a .523 OPS since returning August 18 from a torn thumb ligament. Kristopher Negron is starting at second base on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:22 pm
  • Gordon steals 61st base in win over Giants
    Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Sunday's win over the Giants.

    Advice: Gordon's steal was his 61st of the season, still the most in the majors. The second baseman also added two hits, his third straight two-hit game. He's got a modest eight-game hitting streak going, hitting .350 (14-for-40) with three steals and 11 runs scored in that time. Gordon is hitting .289 with a .707 OPS on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:37 pm
  • Walker's homer, three hits lead Bucs to win
    Neil Walker went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in the Pirates' 7-3 win over the Cubs on Sunday.

    Advice: Walker hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, his 20th home run of the season. Walker added an RBI double and a run scored in the fifth inning as well. Walker is enjoying one of the best offensive seasons of his career, batting .279/.351/.468 with those 20 homers and 69 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:51 pm
  • Tampa Bay to promote infielder Nick Franklin
    Bob Sutton of the Burlington Times-News reports that the Rays will recall Nick Franklin.

    Advice: Triple-A Durham finished their International League playoff run Saturday, so Franklin will now get a chance with the big club. The Rays will finish a series in Toronto on Sunday, so Franklin seems likely to join the club on Monday in Tampa. Acquired from the Mariners in the three-team deal in July, Franklin has hit .272/.366/.412 with 11 homers and 11 steals at the Triple-A level this season and should see pretty regular playing time down the stretch. He's worth owning in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:33 am
  • Dee Gordon steals 60th base
    Dee Gordon went 2-for-7, scored three times and swiped his 60th base Saturday against the Giants.

    Advice: Gordon is the first player to swipe 60 bases in a season since Michael Bourn in 2011 and the first Dodger to do so since Juan Pierre swiped 64 bases in 2007. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:35 pm
  • Dustin Ackley (ankle) resting again Saturday
    Dustin Ackley (ankle) is not in the Mariners' starting lineup Saturday against the Athletics.

    Advice: Ackley played Friday but was out for a week prior due to bone spurs in his left ankle. He felt soreness again after his return. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon noted that he will be evaluated day-by-day. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:47 pm
  • Mercer knocks in three runs Friday vs. Cubs
    Jordy Mercer went 3-for-5 with three RBI in Friday's 7-3 win over the Cubs.

    Advice: Mercer singled home a run in the fourth inning and later added a two-run single in the sixth. The 28-year-old has driven in 10 runs this month and is now up to 53 RBI on the year. He's a viable middle infielder option in mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:04 pm
  • Alcantara hits solo homer vs. Pirates
    Arismendy Alcantara went 2-for-4 with a solo home run against the Pirates on Friday.

    Advice: It was his first multi-hit game since August 24. With nine homers and seven stolen bases, Alcantara has some enticing skills, but he's batting just .210/.262/.369 through his first 58 games in the majors. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:03 pm
  • Kinsler has two hits, RBI as Tigers top Tribe
    Ian Kinsler had a nice night at the dish in Friday's victory over the Indians, going 2-for-5 with a double, run scored and RBI.

    Advice: Kinsler got the Tigers on the board with an RBI double in the third inning that plated Nick Castellanos. He would later single and race home on an RBI single off the bat of Victor Martinez. He has done a very nice job as a table-setter for the Tigers this season, slashing .278/.309/.415 with 13 homers, 92 runs scored, 79 RBI and 15 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:22 pm
  • Dustin Ackley returns to Mariners' lineup
    Dustin Ackley is back in the Mariners' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Ackley missed the last week of action due to bone spurs in his left ankle. It's possible that he'll require surgery over the offseason, but for now he'll try to gut it out through the final few weeks. He's batting .251/.300/.399 with 11 homers and 60 RBI for the Mariners this season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:26 pm
  • Martin Prado returned to action on Thursday September 11. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:55 am
    Player Note
    Martín Prado NYY - 2B,3B,OF
    Disabled List
  • Prado homers as Yankees come back late to win
    Martin Prado's pinch-hit eighth-inning two-run home run helped the Yankees come from behind late to defeat the Rays on Thursday.

    Advice: After Rays starter Alex Cobb lost his no-hit bid with one out in the eighth inning, Prado came off of the bench to hit for Brendan Ryan and manager Joe Girardi's decision paid off. Prado lifted a Brad Boxberger offering to left field, halving the Rays' lead to 4-2. It's already the sixth home run he has hit since joining the Yankees at the trade deadline, surpassing his four-month total with the D'Backs. Along with his 11 home runs, Prado has knocked in 57 runs and is slashing .278/.319/.407 overall. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:33 pm
    Player Note
    Martín Prado NYY - 2B,3B,OF
    Disabled List
  • Prado (hamstring) out again Thursday
    Martin Prado (hamstring) is out of the Yankees' lineup again Thursday.

    Advice: Prado will now miss his third straight start due to a lingering left hamstring issue. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:19 pm
    Player Note
    Martín Prado NYY - 2B,3B,OF
    Disabled List
  • Danny Santana (back) returns to MIN lineup
    Danny Santana (back) is in the Twins' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon versus the Indians.

    Advice: Santana missed two games because of a minor lower back strain. He'll bat leadoff and play center field in his return to action in the first half of Thursday's doubleheader in Cleveland. The rookie has a surprising .320/.358/.475 slash line with seven home runs and 15 stolen bases in 84 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:19 am
  • M's hoping Ackley (ankle) could return Friday
    The Mariners are hopeful Dustin Ackley (ankle) could be available by Friday.

    Advice: Ackley has been dealing with bone spurs in his left ankle that have kept him out of the lineup since Saturday. Even if he's unavailable Friday, it seems as though Ackley will be back contributing in some fashion shortly thereafter. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:43 pm
  • Dee Gordon not in LAD lineup Wednesday
    Dee Gordon is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup on Wednesday night versus the Padres.

    Advice: It's just a routine day off. Justin Turner will start at second base and Yasiel Puig leads off. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:58 pm
  • Martin Prado (hamstring) out again Wed.
    Martin Prado (hamstring) remained out of the Yankees' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Prado is nursing a lingering left hamstring issue and could miss a few more days. He's batting .298/.322/.509 with five homers over 31 games since joining the Yankees. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:40 pm
    Player Note
    Martín Prado NYY - 2B,3B,OF
    Disabled List
  • Amarista snaps morbid 0-for-17 streak
    Alexi Amarista snapped an 0-for-17 stretch of futility by going 1-for-4 with a run scored Tuesday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Amarista's calling card is his defense, but even the leather wouldn't keep him in the lineup for most teams. The Padres have always viewed offense as optional, so he makes for a nice fit. Amarista is slashing .234/.285/.298 with three homers over 359 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:36 pm
    Player Note
    Alexi Amarista SD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
  • Ramirez has another 3-hit game but CLE loses
    Jose Ramirez tallied three hits, including a double, in five trips to the plate, but the Indians suffered a loss to the Twins on Tuesday.

    Advice: Ramirez now has three three-hit games out of nine so far in September. The other six have been oh-fors. The shortstop was coming off of a decent August showing and now owns an improved .256/.298/.339 slash line with eight stolen bases in 189 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:26 pm
  • Danny Santana expected back Wednesday
    Twins general manager Terry Ryan expects Danny Santana (back) to return to the lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Santana is missing a second straight game Tuesday due to a lower back strain, but he took batting practice and will apparently be ready to roll Wednesday. The surprising rookie sports a .320/.358/.475 batting line with seven homers and 15 steals over 84 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:00 pm
  • Ackley (ankle) a few days away from return
    Dustin Ackley remains a few days away from a return after an MRI showed bone spurs in his left ankle.

    Advice: Ackley had surgery back in October of 2012 to remove a bone spur from the same ankle. It's not clear at this point whether he might eventually require another operation, but expect him for now to play through the issue after a few more days of rest. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:30 pm
  • Prado (hamstring) not in Tuesday's lineup
    Martin Prado is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Rays due to a lingering left hamstring injury.

    Advice: Prado injured his hamstring one week ago and has been playing at less than 100 percent since returning to the lineup. The Yankees are playing it safe with him for now. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:57 pm
    Player Note
    Martín Prado NYY - 2B,3B,OF
    Disabled List
  • Danny Santana (back) out again Tuesday
    Danny Santana (back) is out of the Twins' lineup again Tuesday against the Indians.

    Advice: Santana left Saturday's game with a lower back strain and will now miss his second straight start. He took some swings on Tuesday afternoon but still felt discomfort. Jordan Schafer will bat leadoff in his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:45 pm
  • Dustin Ackley undergoing MRI on ankle
    Dustin Ackley (ankle) will undergo an MRI Monday.

    Advice: Ackley will miss his second straight games Monday with a left ankle injury, but he doesn't think he'll miss much, if any more, time. The outfielder is hitting .291/.328/.497 since the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:53 pm
  • Ackley (ankle) out again Monday
    Dustin Ackley is out of the Mariners' lineup again Monday against the Astros.

    Advice: Ackley exited Saturday's game with a left ankle injury and will now miss his second straight start. Endy Chavez will play left field while Michael Saunders (intercostal, viral infection) has been activated from the disabled list and will start in right. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:36 pm
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