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  • Pedro Alvarez (foot) out again on Friday
    Pedro Alvarez (foot) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's now missed two straight games after suffering a sprain between two toes on his left foot during Tuesday's contest. It's not clear at this point how much longer Alvarez might be sidelined. Ike Davis is handling first base on Friday. Rotoworld.com
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  • Donaldson smacks 26th homer in loss to Halos
    Josh Donaldson hit a solo home run in the sixth inning of the A's 4-3 loss to the Angels on Thursday.

    Advice: Donaldson hit the bomb off of Angels starter C.J. Wilson. He also doubled in the contest, finishing 2-for-3 with one RBI and two walks. He has 88 RBI to go with the 26 long balls. While Donaldson's average is down from his breakout 2013 campaign (.256 this year vs .301 in 2013), he's been an integral part of the A's offense this season, having already set a career high in home runs. He's also on-pace to set a career high for RBI. On the year, he's slashing .256/.346/.471. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:03 pm
  • Longoria homers, but Rays fall to the Orioles
    Evan Longoria clubbed a solo home run and later added a sacrifice fly over four at-bats in Thursday's loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: Longoria hit a line drive to left field that just escaped the fence at Camden Yards in the first inning, his 17th blast of the season. The third baseman has been hitting better lately, but still has a mediocre .255/.325/.399 slash line with 76 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:39 pm
  • Bonifacio's four-hit night helps Braves win
    Emilio Bonifacio finished 4-for-5 with an RBI triple, an RBI single, and a stolen base as the Braves defeated the Mets on Thursday.

    Advice: Bonifacio hadn't done much at the plate since joining the Braves at the deadline, as Thursday's effort is only his third multi-hit game as a Brave. He added some insurance for the Braves with an eighth-inning RBI triple to make it 2-0 and later scored the Braves' third run. He made it 6-1 with an RBI single in the ninth. Including his time with the Cubs, Bonifacio is slashing .283/.321/.369 with 20 RBI and 19 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:46 pm
  • David Wright (neck) back in Thursday's lineup
    David Wright (neck) is back in Thursday's lineup against the Braves.

    Advice: That was the expectation already, but it's now official. Wright has been sidelined since Sunday due to neck spasms and a couple of days off are probably a good thing for his shoulder. He's still hoping to finish out the season strong even though he's not 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:06 pm
  • Chase Headley goes hitless in loss
    Chase Headley went hitless in Thursday's loss and is hitting .220 in 82 at-bats this month.

    Advice: Headley's Yankees career got off to a nice start, but he's cooled off in a big way in August, hitting one homer and knocking in six runs in 24 games. Fortunately for him, his defense has been so strong that there's very little chance of the Yankees taking him out of the lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:03 pm
  • Wright (neck) expected to be in lineup Thu.
    David Wright (neck) is expected to be in the Mets' lineup Thursday against the Braves.

    Advice: It's not official yet, as he's waiting for the doctors to clear him, but he reported improvement after taking batting practice. Wright hasn't played since leaving Sunday's game due to neck spasms and is also dealing with a nagging shoulder issue. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:07 pm
  • Royals claim INF Nix off waivers from Bucs
    Royals claimed INF Jayson Nix off waivers from the Pirates.

    Advice: Nix was designated for assignment after hitting just .111 (4-for-36) in his brief stay with the Pirates. He'll function as a utility infielder down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:01 pm
    Player Note
    Jayson Nix KC - 2B,3B,SS
  • Gallo slugs 41st home run
    Rangers prospect 3B Joey Gallo went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI on Wednesday for Double-A Frisco.

    Advice: The home run was Gallo's 41st of the season and his first since Aug. 17. Even though he's clubbed 20 bombs in Double-A, the rest of Gallo's numbers have regressed at the more advanced level, evidenced by his .235/.328/.529 batting line and 109-31 strikeout-to-walk through 64 games. However, that shouldn't completely detract from the left-handed slugger's outstanding season, as he still owns a solid .274/.393/.621 batting line to go along with 63 extra-base hits and 101 RBI over 122 games between the High- and Double-A levels. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:49 am
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  • Chris Coghlan ejected from Thursday's game
    Chris Coghlan was ejected from Thursday's game.

    Advice: Coghlan took issue with a called third strike in the top of the fifth inning. He finished 0-for-2 with a walk and two strikeouts as the Cubs' leadoff man. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:31 am
  • Castellanos triples in a run in loss to NYY
    Nick Castellanos went 1-for-4 with an RBI triple, but the Tigers lost 8-4 to the Yankees on Wednesday.

    Advice: Castellanos tripled in a run in the bottom of the eighth, shortening the Tigers' deficit to 8-3, but by then the Tigers were nearly out of time for a comeback. The third baseman has been hitting well lately, as he's on a six-game hitting streak with a .360 batting average in that span of time. Overall, he has a .263/.312/.415 line with 10 home runs and 56 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:01 pm
  • Valbuena homers, but Cubs drop game vs. Reds
    Luis Valbuena walked and hit a solo home run in four at-bats in the Cubs' 7-5 loss to the Reds on Wednesday.

    Advice: Valbuena belted a solo home run to right field off of Mat Latos, the first of back-to-back home runs with Jorge Soler. The third baseman has hit three home runs in his last seven games, giving him 13 on the season along with 43 RBI and a .241/.322/.428 slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:45 pm
  • Flores lifts 2nd homer but Mets fall to ATL
    Wilmer Flores finished 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run, but the Mets were handed a 3-2 loss by the Braves on Wednesday.

    Advice: Flores tied the game up at 1-1 when he belted a Julio Teheran offering to left-center in the second inning. The 23-year-old has otherwise had little to write home about offensively this season, slashing .224/.258/.301 with two home runs and 15 RBI in 164 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:21 pm
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 2B,3B,SS
  • Danny Valencia hits three-run homer
    Danny Valencia hit a three-run homer off the bench Wednesday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: It was Valencia's first homer since arriving in Toronto, but he's batting .308 in 65 at-bats since being acquired from the Royals. The homer off Junichi Tazawa was his first against a right-hander. He entered the night hitting .360/.408/.494 with two homers against lefties and .212/.256/.271 versus righties. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:19 pm
  • Longoria picks up three hits as Rays top O's
    Evan Longoria finished with three singles in four at-bats in the Rays' 3-1 win against the Orioles on Wednesday.

    Advice: Longoria neither scored a run nor knocked in a run, but he was the only player on either side with a three-hit night in what was a low-offense contest. The third baseman is slashing .255/.325/.394 with 16 home runs and 74 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:06 pm
  • Uribe (hamstring) likely to be activated Sun.
    Juan Uribe (hamstring) is likely to be ready to be activated when first eligible on Saturday.

    Advice: Uribe has been taking batting practice without issue. The third baseman may need a shot rehab assignment, but either way it appears he'll be back with the club before September. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:56 pm
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  • Bogaerts (concussion) cleared to return Sat.
    Xander Bogaerts (concussion) has been cleared to return to the Red Sox active roster on Saturday.

    Advice: Bogaerts was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list last weekend, but he's been symptom-free since Monday and officially passed MLB's protocols on Wednesday. Bogaerts will try to finish the 2014 season on a positive note. He's batted just .223/.293/.333 so far. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:18 pm
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  • Machado gets season-ending knee surgery
    Manny Machado underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a partially-torn ligament in his right knee.

    Advice: Doctors said nothing unusual was found and that the procedure went according to plan. Machado is hoping to be ready for the start of spring training next year, though that's not necessarily guaranteed to happen. This is the second season in a row he's been shut down early by a major knee injury. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:41 pm
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  • Wright (neck) remains out of Mets' lineup
    David Wright (neck) remained out of the Mets' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Wright is nursing some neck spasms and has also admitted that his left shoulder is still an issue. He's remains day-to-day for now. Eric Campbell is handling third base again Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:13 pm
  • Franco's turnaround continues
    Phillies prospect 3B Maikel Franco went 1-for-4 with a grand slam on Tuesday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: Franco had a horrendous start to his season, as he batted just .209/.367/.318 with 22 extra-base hits (five home runs) over the first three months of the season (78 games). Thankfully, the 22-year-old has looked more like his 2013 self since beginning of July, with a .327/.341/.598 batting line, 11 home runs, 15 doubles and 44 RBI over 49 games. Meanwhile, his seven home runs in August represent his highest total for any month this season, and it's more than he hit over a combined 52 games between June and July (5 HR). Franco now has 16 home runs this season after hitting 31 in 2013. The Phillies haven't decided whether they'll call up Franco in September, but his torrid second half definitely has shifted the odds in his favor. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:13 pm
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  • Pedro Alvarez (foot) not in lineup Wednesday
    Pedro Alvarez (foot) is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Alvarez suffered a sprain between two toes on his left foot during Tuesday's game and has been fitted with a walking boot. It's not clear at this point how long he might be sidelined. Ike Davis is at first base Wednesday after he slugged a go-ahead, pinch-hit, three-run homer in Tuesday's contest. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:15 am
  • Wright admits that shoulder is still an issue
    David Wright admitted on Tuesday that his left shoulder is not 100 percent.

    Advice: Wright has denied in the past that he's still nursing the shoulder injury that originally cropped up in late June. However, after hitting coach Lamar Johnson said in an interview Tuesday that Wright is still ailing, the third baseman didn't deny it, but he also refused to blame it for his struggles. "Everybody has an opinion,'' Wright said. "Lamar sees me on a daily basis. Is the shoulder 100 percent? No. But that takes rest, and that's what the offseason's for. But is that the reason that I'm struggling the way I'm struggling? No. So, I think it's not a reasonable assessment as to why I'm playing poorly.'' Wright, who is also battling a minor neck ailment, is hitting .244/.306/.315 with just two homers over 44 games since the injury. It's hard to believe that he'll be a reliable fantasy option during the final month. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:51 am
  • Miguel Cabrera scores run in return to action
    Miguel Cabrera doubled and scored a run in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Cabrera has been nursing a right ankle injury and is still noticeably gimpy. Unless it gets worse, though, he figures to play through the ailment. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:46 am
  • Jedd Gyorko back in action on Tuesday
    Jedd Gyorko returned to the Padres' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Gyorko missed three straight starts due to left hamstring discomfort, but he's feeling good enough now to give it a go. The second baseman entered play Tuesday with two homers and eight RBI over his last four starts. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:07 pm
  • Pedro Alvarez exits clubhouse in walking boot
    Pedro Alvarez was spotted leaving the Pirates' clubhouse Tuesday with a walking boot on his left foot.

    Advice: Alvarez exited Tuesday's game due to sprain between two toes on his left foot. It's not clear at this point how serious the injury might be, but the fact that he's wearing a walking boot certainly isn't a good sign. Alvarez entered play Tuesday with three homers in his last three games before going hitless in three at-bats. If he's out a while, Ike Davis and Gaby Sanchez will handle first base. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:36 pm
  • Harrison hits 12th home run against Cardinals
    Josh Harrison hit his 12th home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Harrison hit the solo shot off Cardinals starter Lance Lynn in the fifth inning. The 27-year-old is hitting .302/.336/.494 with 12 homers and 61 runs scored on the season. With Pedro Alvarez making the switch to first base, Harrison has found an everyday home at third base for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:12 pm
    Player Note
    Josh Harrison Pit - 2B,3B,OF
  • Evan Longoria nursing sore forearm
    Evan Longoria was used in the designated hitter spot for the second straight day Tuesday due to some minor right forearm soreness.

    Advice: Longo said the soreness "just kind of crept up on me," but he added that it's "something I won't go on the DL for, won't miss any time for." Longoria entered play Tuesday batting a disappointing .249/.321/.388 with 16 homers and 72 RBI this season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:03 pm
  • Bogaerts (concussion) to return this weekend
    Xander Bogaerts (concussion) is expected to rejoin the Red Sox' lineup this weekend.

    Advice: Bogaerts was placed on the concussion disabled list over the weekend but is now symptom-free. He'll need to officially be cleared by MLB first, but things are looking up for his return this weekend. "He's had a good day to day," manager John Farrell said. "He's come in and he's pretty much feeling symptom free, so we'll go through the next steps to get approval from MLB." Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:52 pm
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  • Pedro Alvarez exits game with foot discomfort
    Pedro Alvarez exited Tuesday's game against the Cardinals with left foot discomfort.

    Advice: It's not clear at this point how Alvarez hurt the foot or how long he might be out, but the Pirates should update his status after the game. It would be unfortunate timing if he should be out a while, as Alvarez entered play Tuesday with three homers in his last three games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:47 pm
  • David Wright (neck) not in Tuesday's lineup
    David Wright (neck) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Braves.

    Advice: Wright left Sunday's game with neck spasms and still isn't back to 100 percent. Eric Campbell will fill in at the hot corner. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:47 pm
  • Mets hitting coach says Wright still has pain
    Mets hitting coach Lamar Johnson told SNY.TV's Robert Brender that David Wright is still dealing with pain in his left shoulder.

    Advice: Wright is hitting just .215 with a .489 OPS since the All-Star break and is currently riding a career-long 143 at-bat home run-less streak, but he insists that the shoulder isn't an issue and that he's healthy enough to play. However, Johnson seems to have a different opinion on the matter. "When your shoulder is hurt, it's really tough," said Johnson. "It's hurt in his left shoulder and that's where your swing starts, with your left side, your left hand getting to the ball. It's been tough because he's been trying to play through that. It's just been a real tough haul because it's hard to get a consistent swing when you're in pain." Even if the pain has subsided, many have speculated that Wright changed his swing to compensate for the discomfort and that he hasn't been able to get back to where he was before. Even with his long track record, it's hard to count on him in fantasy leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:22 am
  • Gyorko (hamstring) appears as pinch-hitter
    Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) grounded out as a pinch-hitter on Monday against the Brewers.

    Advice: Gyorko has missed three straight starts due to left hamstring discomfort, but it's a good sign that he's been able to pinch-hit the past two days. Look for him to return to the lineup soon. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:15 am
  • Josh Donaldston goes 3-for-4, knocks in three
    Josh Donaldson went 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI and a stolen base Monday in his return to the starting lineup.

    Advice: Donaldson didn't play Sunday because of a sore left knee. It was kind of odd to see him attempting a steal with the bad wheel, but it seems it didn't do any damage. Before the nice game tonight he hadn't scored or driven in a run in nine games since Aug. 12. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:37 pm
  • Pedro Alvarez launches 18th homer
    Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-4 and homered off John Lackey in Monday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Predictably, Alvarez has started both games since his two-homer day Saturday, and the additional homer tonight should ensure that he continues to the nod over Ike Davis and Gaby Sanchez in the final two games of the series versus St. Louis. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:11 pm
  • Gyorko (hamstring) out again on Monday
    Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) remained out of the Padres' lineup Monday.

    Advice: The second baseman has been out of action three out of the last four games due to a left hamstring strain. The good news is that Gyorko went through all pre-game activities and could be back in the lineup on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:29 pm
  • Josh Donaldson (knee) back in Monday's lineup
    Josh Donaldson (knee) is back in Monday's lineup against the Astros.

    Advice: Donaldson was held out of Sunday's lineup after experiencing discomfort in his left knee, but an MRI ruled out any structural damage. He'll try to play through it. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:31 pm
  • Pirates designate Jayson Nix for assignment
    Pirates designated INF Jayson Nix for assignment.

    Advice: Nix went 4-for-36 (.111) in his three-week stay with the Bucs. He seems likely to pass through waivers. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:07 pm
    Player Note
    Jayson Nix KC - 2B,3B,SS
  • Josh Donaldson (knee) considered day-to-day
    Josh Donaldson is expected to return to the Athletics lineup on Monday after an MRI revealed no structural damage in his ailing knee.

    Advice: Donaldson tried to talk his way into Sunday's lineup, but the team wanted to take a cautious approach and ensure there was no structural damage before proceeding. Fantasy owners can expect to have him active for the start of the week. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:15 pm
  • Red Sox place Bogaerts (concussion) on DL
    Red Sox placed INF Xander Bogaerts on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

    Advice: Bogaerts was hit in the head on Friday and sat out the remainder of the weekend. While he reported improvement on Saturday and Sunday, he wasn't able to pass his concussion tests so the team will play things cautiously. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:19 pm
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  • Josh Donaldson (knee) getting MRI exam
    Josh Donaldson is getting a precautionary MRI done on his knee on Sunday.

    Advice: Donaldson is being held out of Sunday's lineup for purely precautionary reasons and lobbied manager Bob Melvin to include him in the lineup. The A's should provide an update on his availability after they get the results. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:29 pm
  • David Wright leaves game with neck spasms
    David Wright was removed from Sunday's game against the Dodgers in the third inning due to neck spasms.

    Advice: Wright had singled and scored a run during a five-run uprising in the third inning before departing. It's unclear at the moment how much, if any, time that he may miss with the injury, but the team should provide an update on his status shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:07 pm
  • Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) not in lineup
    Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) is not in Sunday's lineup.

    Advice: He's now missed two out of the last three contests after tweaking his left hamstring on Thursday. It's possible he'll be available to pinch-hit, and the Padres are confident that he will not need a trip to the disabled list. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:07 am
  • Miguel Cabrera (ankle) not in Sunday's lineup
    Miguel Cabrera (ankle) is not in the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Cabrera has been nursing a right ankle injury recently and aggravated it while playing both games of Saturday's doubleheader. He could be available to pinch-hit and seems likely to be back in the lineup on Tuesday. Don Kelly is getting the start at first base Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:43 am
  • Machado to have knee surgery Wednesday
    Manny Machado is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery on his right knee on Wednesday.

    Advice: The procedure is to repair a partially torn ligament. He's hoping to be ready for spring training, but it's not a given since his timetable is expected to be similar to last year's ACL repair. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:40 am
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  • Bogaerts still undergoing concussion tests
    Red Sox manager John Farrell said Sunday that Xander Bogaerts (head) is still undergoing concussion tests.

    Advice: Bogaerts was beaned on Friday and has now missed two straight starts. He did report improvement on Saturday, but the Red Sox obviously want to make sure he can go through all necessary activities without having concussion symptoms. Brock Holt is at shortstop Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:12 am
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  • Phillies 3B prospect Franco hits for cycle
    Phillies prospect third baseman Maikel Franco went 4-for-4, hitting for the cycle for Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday.

    Advice: It's easy to get caught up in the should-have-been hype and forget that Franco has hit .254/.295/.417 with 30 doubles, four triples, and 14 home runs as a 21-year old in Triple-A. Franco has the potential to be a middle-of-the-order slugger, but he has struggled mightily in Triple-A. His long term defensive home is up in the air, but he will be given the opportunity to right the ship in 2015 and should see the major leagues early in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:10 am
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  • Xander Bogaerts (head) hoping to play Sunday
    Xander Bogaerts (head) is hoping to return to the lineup on Sunday.

    Advice: Bogaerts reported improvement Saturday after Friday's beaning, but he sat out Saturday's game and still needed to go through concussion tests. There's no word yet on how those went. "Any time you get hit in the head and removed from the game, you've got to go through a protocol, which he's going through today," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "Just to see if there's any concussion symptoms." Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:21 am
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  • Pedro Alvarez homers twice as Bucs rout MIL
    Pedro Alvarez homered twice Saturday in the Pirates' 10-2 rout of the host Brewers.

    Advice: Alvarez hit a go-ahead three-run shot in the top of the fourth inning and then slugged a solo homer in the Bucs' five-run fifth, finishing the night with four total RBI. He may be able to rediscover his stroke now that he has been moved away from third base. The Pirates will try to sweep the Brewers on Sunday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:37 pm
  • Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) out of lineup Sat.
    Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) is out of the Padres' starting lineup Saturday versus the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Gyorko tweaked his left hamstring on Thursday against the Dodgers. He played through the injury on Friday night, but will rest on Saturday and aim to return Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:16 pm
  • Manny Machado talks knee surgery
    Manny Machado said he opted for surgery on his right knee because the injury wasn't getting any better.

    Advice: Machado said he has abnormal knees, which would be a contributing factor to him injuring the same ligament in different knees in back-to-back years. He hopes to have the surgery to repair a partially torn ligament next week and be ready for spring training. It's no given that he'll be ready then, but this year's tear isn't as bad as the one in his other knee that caused him to miss the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:10 am
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  • Harrison drives in five in win over Brewers
    Josh Harrison went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBI as the Pirates beat the Brewers 8-3 on Friday.

    Advice: Harrison broke out of a 7-for-38 slump with the three-hit game. He hit a two-run double in the second inning, had an RBI single in the fourth and hit a two-run homer in the eighth. Harrison had just one run driven in the entire month of August before the outburst. Even with the slump, Harrison is still batting .308/.344/.496 with 11 homers in his breakout year. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:43 pm
    Player Note
    Josh Harrison Pit - 2B,3B,OF
  • Longoria homers, drives in three vs TOR
    Evan Longoria hit a solo home run and a two-run double against the Blue Jays on Friday.

    Advice: Longoria finished the game 3-for-4 and a triple shy of the cycle. This marked one of Longoria's better games of what has been a somewhat down year for the third baseman. He hit the home run, number twenty-one, in the second inning against Marcus Stroman. He went on to add a two-run double in the sixth inning. Longoria is slashing .250/.323/.386 on the season, with 21 home runs and 70 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:57 pm
  • Bogaerts being evaluated for concussion
    Xander Bogaerts is being evaluated for a concussion after a HBP in the head on Friday.

    Advice: Bogaerts initially stayed in the game after being hit in the head by a Felix Hernandez pitch, but he left an inning later. The shortstop was 0-for-1 before leaving. The club should have more information on his injury and availability in the coming days. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:00 pm
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  • Bogaerts exits after hit by pitch on helmet
    Xander Bogaerts was removed from Friday's game against the Mariners after being hit in the helmet by a pitch.

    Advice: Bogaerts was hit by a Felix Hernandez pitch in the fifth inning but stayed in until the sixth. Brock Holt pinch hit for him in the sixth inning. That he was able to stay in and play shortstop suggests he may have avoided a concussion, but the Red Sox should provide more information on his status after the game. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:35 pm
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  • Report: Machado to have season-ending surgery
    A source tells Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports that Manny Machado is expected to have season-ending knee surgery within a week.

    Advice: Machado has been on the disabled list since August 12 with a sprained ligament in his right knee, and Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Friday that the third baseman had no timetable for resuming baseball activities. It's a huge loss for the first-place Orioles, who will now have to rely more heavily on Chris Davis and others to fill the position. Machado's season got off to a late start after left knee surgery last season, playing in just 82 games this year. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:10 pm
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  • No timetable for Manny Machado (knee)
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Friday that there's no timetable for when Manny Machado (knee) will resume baseball activities.

    Advice: That means he's obviously not going to be ready for activation when first eligible on August 27, and in all likelihood it sounds like it will be a while before he returns. Showalter added that he should know more about Machado's status on Saturday. The star third baseman has been out since mid-August with a sprained right knee. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:59 am
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  • Miguel Cabrera aggravated ankle injury Wed.
    Miguel Cabrera aggravated a right ankle injury on a slide into home plate on Wednesday night.

    Advice: James Schmehl of MLive.com says "it's minor, but something to keep an eye on." Cabrera is serving as the Tigers' designated hitter on Thursday afternoon in Tampa Bay. The perennial MVP candidate is having a relatively down year, with an .885 OPS and 17 homers in 123 games. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:07 am
  • Uribe (hamstring) takes batting practice Wed.
    Juan Uribe (hamstring) took batting practice before Wednesday's game.

    Advice: Uribe was reported to be "feeling better" on Tuesday, and the fact that he's progressed to baseball activities is a good sign. Uribe hit the shelf on Saturday, but it seems he'll be back sooner than later. A return in early September appears possible. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:13 pm
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  • Longoria has 8-game hitting streak snapped
    Evan Longoria went 0-for-3 in Wednesday's 6-0 loss to the Tigers, snapping his eight-game hitting streak.

    Advice: Longoria has been attempting to bulk up his uncharacteristically pedestrian numbers, but Tigers starter Rick Porcello was dominant on Wednesday, rendering the third baseman hitless on the evening. Longoria still has about six more weeks to pick up his lackluster .252/.325/.389 slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:02 pm
  • Josh Donaldson getting a breather Wed.
    Josh Donaldson is not in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: With Thursday's off day, the A's are giving Donaldson two days of rest in order to recharge the batteries. Alberto Callaspo is at the hot corner Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:19 am
  • Gyorko goes 2-for-5 with homer and 3 RBI
    Jedd Gyorko finished 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's 8-6 loss against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Gyorko crushed a Kevin Correia pitch 413 feet over the center field wall in the first inning to plate Abraham Almonte and Seth Smith and give San Diego an early 3-0 lead. He didn't reach again until a ninth inning single off Kenley Jansen. That hit momentarily made the affair very interesting, but Almonte was thrown out after rounding third to end the game. Gyorko remains hot since returning from the disabled list (plantar fasciitis) in late July, going 24-for-77 (.312) with four homers, five doubles and 20 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:50 pm
  • Chris Coghlan back in lineup Tuesday
    Chris Coghlan returned to the Cubs' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Coghlan missed Monday's game with a sore toe, but he's fine. "Playing every day is a big part of it, and health," Coghlan said of his success in 2014. "I've always felt during my career that the two things were health and opportunity. So I thank the Lord that I've had both of those this year and things have played out." Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:46 pm
  • Juan Uribe (hamstring) feeling better
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that Juan Uribe (hamstring) is "feeling better."

    Advice: "Uribe is feeling better," Mattingly said. "Mostly inside work, doing a little bit of baseball stuff. He'll be progressing toward the field, a lot like the first time he hurt it." Uribe missed a month of action the last time he tweaked his hamstring, so he could still be a ways away if he's on a similar timetable. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:12 pm
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  • Alvarez not expected to play 3B anymore
    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle indicated Tuesday that Pedro Alvarez is unlikely to play third base again this season unless he's needed in an emergency.

    Advice: Alvarez made his first start at first base on Monday but was back on the bench Tuesday. He's expected to share time with Ike Davis and Gaby Sanchez, which means his fantasy value is nearing non-existent at this point. "Right now, I think we have a better option in Josh Harrison," Hurdle said. "This season, right now -- to put the best team that I can on the field every night, we have better options. We have to find [Alvarez] some at-bats. Is third base the optimum place to get them? No, it is not." Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:40 pm
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