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  • Lonnie Chisenhall hitless in return to lineup
    Lonnie Chisenhall went 0-for-4 at the plate in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Chisenhall missed the previous two contests due to illness, but it shouldn't be an issue going forward. The third baseman his hit just .219/.318/.307 over 38 contests since his three-homer game back on June 9.
    Today, 2:44 am
  • Solarte continues to swing hot bat, homers
    Yangervis Solarte homered, walked and scored two runs on Tuesday in a 3-1 win against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Solarte delighted the faithful in his home debut, homering for the second time in three games. The infielder is off to a sizzling start on the West Coast, recording an RBI in six of his first seven games as a Padre. Solarte isn't likely to make anybody forget Chase Headley, but he is slashing .286/.353/.571 over his short tenure with the Padres.
    Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • Daniel Descalso exits after HBP on knee
    Daniel Descalso left Tuesday's game versus the Padres after being hit on the right knee by a pitch.

    Advice: Descalso was able to limp down to first base but was then replaced by pinch-runner Peter Bourjos. He'll likely be re-evaluated Wednesday before the Cardinals know how much time he might miss.
    Yesterday, 10:32 pm
  • Harrison goes deep in third straight game
    Josh Harrison homered in his third consecutive game, helping the Pirates to a 3-1 win over the Giants on Tuesday.

    Advice: He finished 1-for-3 with a walk. Harrison is smoking hot, going 7-for-12 with three homers and four RBI in his last three games. Keep riding the wave while Harrison is surfing, but you never know when he'll be washed ashore. For instance, Harrison was 5-for-27 in his previous eight games prior to his last three.
    Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Ed Lucas recalled from Triple-A
    Marlins recalled INF Ed Lucas from Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: Lucas has hit only .239/.276/.277 across 51 games this season for the Marlins. He'll work in a utility role.
    Yesterday, 8:26 pm
    New Player Note
    Ed Lucas Mia - 1B,2B,3B,SS
  • Machado sends O's home with walk-off homer
    Manny Machado sent the Orioles home winners, belting a walk-off solo home run to left field in the 12th inning on Tuesday against the Angels.

    Advice: Machado went into the at-bat 1-for-5 with an RBI double, and wasted no time ending the ballgame as he was the first batter reliever Cory Rasmus faced in the 12th. The third baseman has a respectable .268/.314/.430 slash line with 11 home runs and 27 RBI this season.
    Yesterday, 8:16 pm
  • Gillaspie enjoys a multi-hit game as Sox win
    Conor Gillaspie singled three times in five at-bats, scoring once and driving in a run, as the White Sox enjoyed an easy 11-4 victory over the Tigers on Tuesday.

    Advice: It's Gillaspie's fourth multi-hit game in his last five games. The third baseman has done nothing but hit all season, enjoying a .327/.379/.467 slash line with four home runs and 38 RBI.
    Yesterday, 7:51 pm
  • Logan Forsythe delivers pinch-hit RBI double
    Logan Forsythe had a pinch-hit RBI double and scored a run in a win over the Brewers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Forsythe pinch-hit for Matt Joyce against left-handed reliever Will Smith and came through with a double to score the game's third run. Forsythe also came around to score later in the inning. The part-time utility man has 16 RBI to go with a .246/.294/.350 line overall.
    Yesterday, 7:34 pm
    New Player Note
    Logan Forsythe TB - 2B,3B,SS,OF
  • Bogaerts shows life, homers as Red Sox lose
    Xander Bogaerts attempted to spark a ninth-inning rally by himself, hitting a solo home run off of Casey Janssen, but the Red Sox ultimately fell to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

    Advice: It's been a tough year for the third baseman, but the Red Sox hope the flash of power on display Tuesday is a sign of things to come. The 21-year-old owns a .241/.311/.362 slash line with eight home runs and 26 RBI.
    Yesterday, 7:28 pm
  • Frazier puts Reds on the board in shutout
    Todd Frazier knocked in what turned out to be the deciding run, finishing 2-for-4 overall in Tuesday's 3-0 victory over the D'Backs.

    Advice: Frazier singled in Billy Hamilton in the first inning, giving the Reds a 1-0 lead. It would be all the offense Mike Leake needed, as the Reds' starter blanked the D'Backs over 7 2/3 innings. Jonathan Broxton and Aroldis Chapman combined to get the final four outs for the shutout. With Joey Votto out, Frazier and Devin Mesoraco have been the lifeblood of the struggling Reds' offense. The third baseman has a .280/.340/.475 slash line with 20 home runs, 55 RBI, and 16 stolen bases.
    Yesterday, 6:58 pm
  • Castellanos scratched with bruised finger
    Nick Castellanos was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to a right index finger contusion.

    Advice: Castellanos suffered the injury when he was hit by a grounder during batting practice. He's listed as day-to-day. Miguel Cabrera will slide across the diamond to handle third base Tuesday, while Victor Martinez will be at first.
    Yesterday, 3:21 pm
  • Rutledge (ill) out of Rox lineup again Tues.
    Josh Rutledge is out of the Rockies' starting lineup again on Tuesday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Rutledge is battling an upper respiratory infection and could need a few more days off. The infielder has performed well as Troy Tulowitzki's (hip) fill-in at shortstop but obviously needs to be benched for now in fantasy leagues that allow for daily lineup changes.
    Yesterday, 2:01 pm
  • Peterson could return to action Tuesday
    Mariners prospect third baseman D.J. Peterson (wrist) could return to action as soon as Tuesday.

    Advice: Peterson left Saturday's game with a bruised left wrist, but it's not a major concern. The 22-year-old has batted .318/.375/.586 with 23 home runs and 89 RBI over 91 games this season between High-A and Double-A.
    Yesterday, 11:30 am
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  • Angels 3B prospect Cowart rips 4 hits, triple
    Angels third base prospect Kaleb Cowart went 3-for-4 with a triple for Double-A Arkansas on Monday, raising his season line to .229/.301/.329.

    Advice: After a breakout in 2012, Cowart has struggled to get his OPS above 650 while in his second season in Double-A. Cowart has more stolen bases and increased his walk rate, but he still isn't hitting for a good average or power, and the likelihood that he will reach the major leagues is decreasing.
    Yesterday, 6:29 am
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  • Philies prospect 3B Franco rips 4 hits, homer
    Phillies prospect third baseman Maikel Franco went 4-for-4 with a home run and a stolen base for Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Monday.

    Advice: After hitting .162/.196/.238 in June, Franco has shown signs of life in July, hitting .352/.370/.602 with nine doubles, two triples, and three home runs in 22 games. Prior to the season, Franco was supposed to be a mid-season call-up, but his .241/.290/.382 season line has kept him firmly planted in Triple-A. The 21-year old's struggles could be good for him long term, as he will need the ability to focus on deficiencies and tendencies in order to succeed in the major leagues.
    Yesterday, 6:20 am
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  • Harrison goes 2-for-3 with BB, HR, 2 runs
    Josh Harrison finished 2-for-3 with a walk, solo homer and two runs scored in Monday's win against the Giants.

    Advice: Harrison's last 48 hours have been better than yours. He went 4-for-6 with a home run, two RBI, two runs and two steals in Sunday's win against the Rockies and followed it up with tonight's box score stuffer. Harrison has been one of Pittsburgh's most valuable players this year, posting a solid .298/.336/.460 slash with seven homers while starting 11 games or more at four different positions (second base, third base, left field and right field).
    Monday, 10:06 pm
  • Sandoval goes 2-for-3 in 5-0 loss versus PIT
    Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-3 in Monday's 5-0 setback against Pittsburgh.

    Advice: San Francisco didn't much offense going as Vance Worley tossed a complete-game shutout, but Kung-Fu Panda rapped a pair of one-baggers. Sandoval had gone hitless in his last two and three out of his last four. The rotund third sacker is slashing .278/.326/.429 with 12 homers and 44 RBI.
    Monday, 9:59 pm
  • Charlie Culberson goes hitless against Cubs
    Getting a start at shortstop, Charlie Culberson went 0-for-3 on Monday, lowering his average to .179.

    Advice: Worse, Culberson has a horrific 41/4 K/BB ratio in 134 at-bats. His ability to play all four infield spots and left field would come in handy if he were hitting at all, but he's been a liability in his bench role this year.
    Monday, 8:38 pm
    Player Note
    Charlie Culberson Col - 2B,3B,SS,OF
  • Emilio Bonifacio 'drawing interest'
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Emilio Bonifacio is "drawing interest."

    Advice: It makes sense, as Bonifacio isn't part of the Cubs' long-term plans and he could be valuable on a contending team as a utility player. The speedster is batting .271/.312/.353 with 14 steals over 68 games this season. Heyman says that the Cubs also figure to shop left-handed relievers James Russell and Wesley Wright.
    Monday, 8:17 pm
    Player Note
    Emilio Bonifacio ChC - 2B,3B,OF
  • Josh Rutledge scratched due to illness
    Josh Rutledge was scratched from Monday's lineup due to illness.

    Advice: He should be ready to go in a day or two. Rutledge has hit .375/.375/.656 with one homer and nine RBI over seven games since taking over shortstop for the injured Troy Tulowitzki (hip).
    Monday, 7:43 pm
  • Blue Jays pick up Valencia from Royals
    Blue Jays acquired 3B Danny Valencia from the Royals in exchange for RHP Liam Hendriks and C Erik Kratz.

    Advice: Valencia can play third base against left-handed pitching until Brett Lawrie (finger) is ready to return, and even then he might still get starts if Lawrie is used at second base. The 29-year-old has batted .282/.328/.382 with two homers over 36 games for the Royals this season and is a career .333/.369/.510 batter versus southpaws.
    Monday, 4:16 pm
  • Report: Teams inquiring about Adrian Beltre
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers have received calls on Adrian Beltre.

    Advice: The Rangers consider Beltre and Yu Darvish virtually untouchable, so it's highly unlikely that those calls will lead to anything. The veteran third baseman is owed $18 million next season while his contract includes a $16 million vesting option for 2016.
    Monday, 2:53 pm
  • Adrian Beltre leaves the yard in loss to A's
    Adrian Beltre belted his 15th home run of the season in a losing effort against the Athletics on Sunday.

    Advice: Beltre finished the night 2-for-3 and also drew a walk. He tagged Evan Scribner with a solo shot in the eighth inning, pulling the Rangers to within 9-3. He has been outstanding at the plate again this season, slashing .324/.369/.519 with 15 homers and 55 RBI.
    Sunday, 7:35 pm
  • Solarte hits first Padres homer vs. Braves
    Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-5 with his first home run as a member of the Padres in Sunday's loss to the Braves.

    Advice: Solarte has enjoyed a revitalization since being dealt to the Padres, going 7-for-21 (.333) with Sunday's homer, five RBI and five runs scored. The infielder is hitting .260/.341/.396 overall. He'll continue to get everyday playing time for the next two months and is a decent option in NL-only leagues.
    Sunday, 7:17 pm
  • Harrison has monster game in win over Rockies
    Josh Harrison had a monster day on Sunday, going 4-for-6 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases in the Pirates' 7-5 victory over the Rockies.

    Advice: Harrison was 5-for-27 since the All-Star break before Sunday's outburst. He's now hitting .294/.330/.447 with six homers and 13 stolen bases overall. He'll continue to find his way into the Pirates lineup on an everyday basis going forward.
    Sunday, 6:44 pm
  • Machado drives in two in win over Mariners
    Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Sunday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Machado had an RBI single in the eighth inning to give the O's the lead and drove in the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning. He's now got 25 RBI in 68 games to go with a .267/.314/.417 line. Machado has played two straight games since being sidelined due to lower back pain, and owners should start him with confidence in the days ahead.
    Sunday, 5:46 pm
  • Lonnie Chisenhall (illness) sitting out again
    Lonnie Chisenhall (illness) remained out of the Indians' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Chisenhall has missed two straight games due to intestinal issues. He should be fine Tuesday after Monday's off day. Mike Aviles is at third base Sunday.
    Sunday, 10:16 am
  • Lonnie Chisenhall scratched due to illness
    Lonnie Chisenhall has been scratched from the lineup Saturday versus the Royals due to illness.

    Advice: He should be fine after a day or two of rest. Chisenhall has regressed some but still owns a batting line of .313/.382/.480 with nine home runs and 41 RBI on the season.
    Saturday, 3:56 pm
  • Manny Machado returns to O's lineup Saturday
    Manny Machado (back) has returned to the Orioles starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: He's manning his regular position defensively and hitting seventh for the Orioles against Chris Young and the Mariners. He missed the previous four games due to pain in his lower back.
    Saturday, 10:59 am
  • Rutledge drives in four in win over Pirates
    Josh Rutledge went 2-for-4 with four RBI and a run scored in an 8-1 win over the Pirates on Friday.

    Advice: Rutledge got the Rockies on the board with an RBI double in the third inning and later had a bases-clearing double in a seven-run seventh. The 25-year-old has hit .308 with three home runs and 16 RBI over 53 games this season and should get regular playing time over the next two weeks with Troy Tulowitzki on the disabled list. He should be a useful fantasy shortstop in the meantime.
    Friday, 10:01 pm
  • Manny Machado remains out of Orioles lineup
    Manny Machado (back) remains out of the Orioles starting lineup for the fourth consecutive game on Friday.

    Advice: The annoying pain in his lower back continues to linger, and it remains unclear when exactly he will be able to rejoin the O's lineup. Ryan Flaherty will get the start at the hot corner in his absence.
    Friday, 4:11 pm
  • Castellanos goes 2-for-4 with a double, 2 RBI
    Nick Castellanos finished 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Thursday's 6-4 win versus the Angels.

    Advice: This was the fourth consecutive game in which Castellanos has doubled. The well-built third baseman has only six homers, but you can expect some of those doubles (he now has 24) to go over the fence in the future. That utopia may not occur in 2014, as he's slashing an acceptable-but-not-superlative .268/.313/.407.
    Thursday, 10:35 pm