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  • Anderson finishes double shy of cycle vs. MIN
    Tim Anderson went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in Friday’s win over the Twins.

    Advice: Anderson finished a double shy of the cycle. He had a chance to get there in the bottom of the eighth inning, but he grounded out. The rookie shortstop has showed an alarming lack of plate discipline with a 113/12 K/BB ratio, but he has helped in fantasy leagues anyway by batting .284 with 36 extra-base hits (including nine homers), 30 RBI, 10 stolen bases, and 57 runs scored over 97 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Polanco has RBI single in loss
    Jorge Polanco went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in a loss to the White Sox on Friday.

    Advice: Polanco has received an opportunity to serve as the starting shortstop down the stretch and has posted a solid .283/.336/.418 batting line for the year. The big question is whether he has shown enough defensively to stick there. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Gyorko socks his 29th homer Friday
    Jedd Gyorko socked a solo homer and drew a walk in Friday’s win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Gyorko was acquired from the Padres over the winter to serve in a utility infielder role this season, but he leads the Cardinals with 29 homers. 22 of them have come in the second half. Only Brian Dozier has hit more homers in that time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:57 pm
    New Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
  • Lindor breaks out of slump, slugs homer
    Francisco Lindor busted out a slump by going 2-for-2 with a three-run homer, a walk, and two runs scored in a 7-2 win over the Royals.

    Advice: Lindor snapped an 0-for-29 hitless streak with a double off Yordano Ventura in a four-run third inning. He celebrated the double and Ventura apparently didn’t like it, as he hit him with a pitch in his next at-bat in the fifth inning. Lindor responded by slugging a three-run homer off Brian Flynn in his next at-bat. Even with the quiet September, the 22-year-old shortstop is batting .303/.359/.436 with 15 homers, 75 RBI, and 19 steals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • Galvis leaves game with hamstring tightness
    Freddy Galvis was forced to leave Friday's game against the Mets due to tightness in his right hamstring.

    Advice: The injury isn't believed to be serious, but it could certainly impact his availability the rest of the way. The 26-year-old has shown surprising power this season, hitting 20 long balls and plating 67 runs while swiping 17 bases. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:20 pm
    Day-to-Day
  • Alex Bregman not in Astros lineup Saturday
    Alex Bregman is not in the Astros starting lineup for Friday night's contest against the Angels.

    Advice: Bregman (hamstring) returned to action on Wednesday, but it looks as though they'll still play things cautiously with him down the stretch. With the Astros out of the wild card hunt, it wouldn't be surprising to see him sit out the final two games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:16 pm
    Day-to-Day
  • Tyler Saladino dealing with herniated disc
    Tyler Saladino has been diagnosed with a herniated disk in his back.

    Advice: He had already been ruled out for the season. Saladino doesn't need surgery, at least for now, but it sounds like he could if he doesn't recover as hoped this winter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:34 pm
    Day-to-Day
  • Wilmer Flores (wrist) to swing bat Friday
    Wilmer Flores (wrist) will attempt to swing a bat Friday.

    Advice: It's been 20 days since Flores hurt his left wrist and four days since his last (unsuccessfully) tried to swing a bat. This looks like a last-ditch effort from Flores in hopes of being available for a potential Wild Card Game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:23 pm
    New Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
  • Jed Lowrie had an additional surgery
    In addition to surgery on his left foot, Jed Lowrie also recently had an operation for a deviated septum.

    Advice: "I didn’t think anything of it, and then I saw an ear, nose and throat specialist and it turns out it wasn’t just a deviated septum, there were also two bone spurs," Lowrie said. "My sleep had been messed up for a long time, I realized." The additional surgery doesn't change Lowrie's rehab schedule. He's expected to be ready to go for spring training. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:29 am
    New Player Note
    Jed Lowrie Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    60-Day DL
  • Nick Noonan outrighted to Triple-A
    Padres sent INF Nick Noonan outright to Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Noonan cleared waivers after being designated for assignment. He'll remain in the organization. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:21 am
    Not Active
  • Sardinas collects three hits in loss to LAD
    Luis Sardinas went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI single in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Sardinas hit an RBI single in the fourth inning to boost the Padres to a 2-0 advantage. Said advantage would not hold for the long, as the Dodgers would seven runs over the next three innings. For the season as a whole, the 23-year-old shortstop is hitting .265/.339/.398 with two homers and six RBI over 76 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:04 pm
  • Swanson hits third homer, Braves top Phillies
    Dansby Swanson hit his third home run of the season and the Braves bested the Phillies 5-2 on Thursday.

    Advice: Swanson hit the solo shot in the sixth inning to pull the Braves even at 1-1, and he also drew a leadoff walk that kicked off a four-run eighth inning to put the game out of reach. Just a little over a year removed from being the No. 1 overall draft pick, the 22-year-old has held his own through 35 games in the majors, batting .300/.353/.442 with three homers, 17 RBI, 19 runs scored and three steals. He may actually be doing himself a small disservice by performing so well -- with 120 at-bats under his belt, Swanson could actually lose his rookie status heading into next season, thus precluding him from possibly vying for the Rookie of the Year honor, if he accrues 10 more at-bats over the Braves' final three games -- but the bigger picture is that Swanson could be a star as early as 2017. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:46 pm
  • Bogaerts crushes 21st homer against Yankees
    Xander Bogaerts hit his 21st home run of the season in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: Bogaerts jumped on a CC Sabathia pitch in the fourth inning for a solo homer. It was his only hit in the game, and the only run the Sox could manage against Sabathia and company. The 23-year-old continues to add to his strong 2016 numbers, as he's now hitting .294/.355/.445 with 21 homers, 89 RBI, 114 runs scored and 13 steals. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:21 pm
  • Castro swats RBI double, scores against Sox
    Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in a win over the Red Sox on Thursday.

    Advice: Since returning from a hamstring strain, Castro was 1-for-9 in three games before Thursday's two-hit night. After being dealt from the Cubs to the Yankees in exchange for Adam Warren last winter -- a deal that looks like a coup for the Yankees now -- the 26-year-old has had a strong year in 2016, batting .272/.302/.436 with 21 homers, 70 RBI and 63 runs scored. He'll be back as the Yankees' everyday second baseman in 2017, barring the unforeseen. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:16 pm
  • Corey Seager not in Thursday's lineup
    Corey Seager is not in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: The Dodgers are also resting Adrian Gonzalez, Yasmani Grandal, Chase Utley and Josh Reddick against Padres lefty Christian Friedrich. They have Charlie Culberson at shortstop, Howie Kendrick at first base, Enrique Hernandez at second and Yasiel Puig in right field. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:39 pm
  • Jean Segura nursing cramp in rib cage
    Jean Segura is dealing with a cramp under his left rib cage.

    Advice: Segura departed Thursday's game with the ailment. The D'Backs think he's going to be fine, but they'll see how he feels when he reports to the park Friday before knowing whether he'll be in the lineup. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:05 pm
    Player Note
    Jean Segura Ari - 2B,SS
  • Marcus Semien hits 27th homer
    Marcus Semien hit his 27th homer Wednesday against the Angels.

    Advice: It was a three-run shot, giving him 73 RBI. Last year, Semien struggled mightily went men on base and had just 45 RBI despite hitting 15 homers and playing in 155 games. This year, he hasn't been any better offensively according to his rate starts (his OBP is down while his homers are up), but that he is much improved with men on has made him more valuable. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:26 pm
  • Villar hits lead-off home run on Wednesday
    Jonathan Villar went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: He led off the game with a solo shot to center field and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the second inning. His .285 batting average has cooled a bit as he was over .300 for a good chunk of the season. He has 19 home runs, 63 RBI and 91 runs scored. Villar leads the major leagues with 60 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:06 pm
    Player Note
    Jonathan Villar Mil - 2B,3B,SS
  • Nunez (hamstring) questionable for LAD series
    Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) is questionable for this weekend's series against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Nunez initially injured his right hamstring on a slide in Sunday's game against the Padres and subsequently underwent an MRI. While nothing major was discovered, there is obviously still some lingering discomfort. The newly-acquired Gordon Beckham could start in his place at third base if Nunez is unable to go this weekend. Conor Gillaspie is another option. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:50 pm
    Day-to-Day
  • Reds transfer Zack Cozart to 60-day DL
    Reds transferred SS Zack Cozart from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The move clears a 40-man roster spot for outfielder Patrick Kivlehan, who was claimed off waivers from the Padres on Wednesday afternoon. Cozart is done for the season with a nagging right knee injury. He will be arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:21 am
    60-Day DL
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