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  • Alex Guerrero hits 11th homer
    Alex Guerrero hit his 11th homer Friday in the win over the Angels.

    Advice: Guerrero had been struggling mightily in his bit role, and the homer was his first since June 2. He's due additional playing time now with Justin Turner on the DL, so maybe he'll go on another role. Mixed leaguers in need of homers could do worse than rotating him in next week. 37 minutes ago
  • Mike Trout goes 3-for-4, homers
    Mike Trout went 3-for-4 with a homer, a triple and three RBI against the Dodgers on Friday.

    Advice: The Angels had six hits in the loss, all of them coming from Kole Calhoun and Trout. At least they were hitting back-to-back, so the Angels did manage three rubs. It wasn't enough, though. Trout now has 32 homers in 99 games, leaving him just four shy of last year's career high. 39 minutes ago
  • Nelson Cruz goes 4-for-5, homers
    Nelson Cruz finished 4-for-5 with a homer and a double versus the Twins in Friday's win.

    Advice: After a month and a half of little production, Cruz has picked it back up again since the All-Star break, hitting six homers in his last 15 games. He remains a particularly strong DFS play whenever the Mariners are facing a mediocre lefty. Yesterday, 11:43 pm
  • Braun smacks solo homer Friday
    Ryan Braun smacked a solo homer Friday against the Cubs.

    Advice: His first-inning blast against Jason Hammel was the only offense of the game for the Brewers. Braun had a fairly quiet July overall, but he has three home runs over his last seven games. Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Aoki has RBI double in loss
    Nori Aoki went 2-for-4 with an RBI double Friday in a losing effort against the Rangers.

    Advice: With the Giants playing under American League rules, Aoki batted ninth Friday while Angel Pagan was in the leadoff spot. Aoki was the primary leadoff hitter prior to landing on the disabled list with a fractured right fibula in late June, but it looks like he's going to bounce around the order for now. Yesterday, 9:50 pm
  • Harper ejected from Friday's game
    Bryce Harper was ejected from Friday's game against the Mets in the 11th inning for arguing balls and strikes.

    Advice: Jerry Meals' strike zone was questionable, but Harper pushed things too far and got himself kicked out of the game. It forced the Nationals to use Dan Uggla at first base and Ryan Zimmerman in the outfield. Harper went 0-for-5 with a strikeout before exiting. Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • A.J. Pollock leaves game with tight hamstring
    A.J. Pollock was removed from Friday's game against the Astros due to tightness in his hamstring.

    Advice: The Diamondbacks are calling his early exit purely precautionary. He's considered day-to-day and should be able to rejoin the Diamondbacks lineup at some point over the weekend. Yesterday, 8:24 pm
  • Domonic Brown homers again as Phillies win
    Domonic Brown homered for the second consecutive game as the Phillies topped the Braves 9-3 on Friday.

    Advice: Brown belted his first long ball of the season on Thursday and felt so good that he decided to repeat the effort on Friday night. It's the first time that he has homered in consecutive contests since early June 2013 when he clobbered 11 in a span of 15 ballgames. He finished the night 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI and also swiped his third base of the season. Yesterday, 7:35 pm
  • Span (back) to resume baseball activity soon
    Denard Span (back) is expected to resume doing baseball activities soon.

    Advice: The outfielder has thus far been working on strengthening his core, but will soon progress to swinging and fielding drills. He will need a minor league rehab assignment to get his timing back, but could be able to return to the Nationals lineup in early August if he avoids any further setbacks. Yesterday, 4:59 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Orioles designate Parmelee for assignment
    Orioles designated INF/OF Chris Parmelee for assignment.

    Advice: He was sent out to create a spot on the active roster for the newly-acquired Gerardo Parra. The 27-year-old blasted three home runs in his first two games with the Orioles, but hit just .182/.217/.318 with one homer, six RBI and a 26/3 K/BB ratio in 30 games since. Yesterday, 4:10 pm
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  • Corey Dickerson undergoes MRI on sore ribs
    Corey Dickerson underwent an MRI exam on his sore ribs on Friday.

    Advice: The results of that exam are not yet known. He was removed from Thursday's contest against the Cardinals with a right rib contusion sustained from diving for a line drive in the outfield. More should be known on his status later Friday. Yesterday, 4:02 pm
  • Orioles picks up Junior Lake from Cubs
    Orioles acquired OF Junior Lake from the Cubs in exchange for RHP Tommy Hunter.

    Advice: Lake has shown power in spurts with the Cubs but is a career .241/.283/.380 hitter over parts of three seasons. He doesn't ever figure to have a big role in Baltimore. Yesterday, 3:48 pm
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  • Joc Pederson not in Dodgers lineup Friday
    Joc Pederson is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: It appears to be just a routine day of rest for the struggling outfielder. Kike Hernandez will start in center field and hit eighth on Friday. Yesterday, 3:34 pm
  • Efren Navarro optioned to Triple-A
    Angels optioned OF Efren Navarro to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: He already had been designated for assignment but now needs to be optioned because of service time rules. Navarro, 29, is a .248/.306/.328 career hitter at the major league level. Yesterday, 3:01 pm
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  • Gorkys Hernandez activated, then outrighted
    Pirates activated OF Gorkys Hernandez from the 15-day disabled list; sent him outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: He's now off the 40-man roster. Hernandez might remain in the minors for the rest of the season. Yesterday, 2:54 pm
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  • Jerry Sands called up from Triple-A
    Indians purchased the contract of OF Jerry Sands from Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Sands is back on the 40-man roster for the third time this season. He'll provide outfield depth. Yesterday, 2:45 pm
  • Mets announce trade for Yoenis Cespedes
    Mets acquired OF Yoenis Cespedes from the Tigers in exchange for RHPs Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa.

    Advice: The Mets whiffed on Carlos Gomez and Jay Bruce but found the bat they were looking for in Cespedes. He'll patrol left field in New York and should provide a much-needed jolt to the Mets' lineup. Yesterday, 2:35 pm
  • Pirates acquire Michael Morse for Jose Tabata
    Pirates acquired 1B/OF Michael Morse from the Dodgers in exchange for OF Jose Tabata.

    Advice: Morse was designated for assignment after the Dodgers picked him up in the three-team deal with the Marlins and Braves. He's hit only .214/.277/.314 in 173 plate appearances this season but offers the Pirates an option at first base against left-handed pitching. Yesterday, 1:23 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez (shin) not in lineup Friday
    Hanley Ramirez (shin) is not in the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Ramirez injured his shin during Thursday's game. He's considered day-to-day. Alejandro De Aza is in left field Friday. Yesterday, 12:23 pm
  • Astros offering Jake Marisnick in trades
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Jake Marisnick "may be used as a chip to land a reliever."

    Advice: They've been discussing Craig Kimbrel and Joaquin Benoit with the Padres and have also been in on other relievers. With Carlos Gomez now on board, Marsnick is expendable. Yesterday, 5:57 am
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