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  • Tigers recall JaCoby Jones from Triple-A
    Tigers recalled OF JaCoby Jones from Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: Jones struggled after being named the club's Opening Day center fielder and was ultimately sent down after getting hit in the face by a pitch. He'll provide depth in center field while Andrew Romine covers for the injured Ian Kinsler at second base. Today, 9:00 am
    11:10 am @CWS ; 2:40 pm @CWS
  • White Sox place Tyler Saladino on 10-day DL
    White Sox placed INF Tyler Saladino on the 10-day disabled list with back spasms.

    Advice: It's an injury that developed during the week and has already caused Saladino to miss a few games. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined, but it could be longer than the minimum 10 days. Today, 8:10 am
    10-Day DL
    11:10 am vs Det ; 2:40 pm vs Det
  • Miguel Sano not in Twins lineup on Saturday
    Miguel Sano is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's showdown against Jake Odorizzi and the Rays.

    Advice: Sano is in a bit of a funk at the plate, as he's 0-for-13 with 10 strikeouts in his last three games, so skipper Paul Molitor is giving him a day off to clear his head. Ehire Adrianza is starting at shortstop for the Twins while Eduardo Escobar draws the start at third base. Today, 7:50 am
    11:10 am vs TB
  • Matt Davidson clubs ninth homer in win Friday
    Matt Davidson clubbed his ninth home run of the season in Friday's victory over the Tigers.

    Advice: Davidson blasted a solo homer off of Blaine Hardy in the sixth inning, increasing the White Sox' advantage to 4-2. He also singled, finishing the night 2-for-4. He has been a nice addition to the lineup this season, slashing .257/.305/.541 with nine homers and 24 RBI. Yesterday, 11:53 pm
    11:10 am vs Det ; 2:40 pm vs Det
  • Eduardo Nunez has two hits in lineup return
    Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) was in the starting lineup Friday against the Braves and he finished 2-for-4 with a stolen base.

    Advice: He made it through the whole game and the stolen base was the best thing for fantasy owners to see, as he wouldn't have chanced stealing if his hamstring was giving him trouble. It appears safe to plug him back into the active fantasy lineup in all leagues allowing daily moves. Yesterday, 11:48 pm
  • Christian Arroyo continues to struggle
    Christian Arroyo was hitless in three at-bats in Friday's game against the Braves.

    Advice: Arroyo's average slipped to just .186 and he is hitless over the past five games across 19 at-bats. After a hot start the prospect might be on the verge of a trip back to Triple-A Sacramento for more seasoning. Eduardo Nunez was able to play Friday and apparently is over a hamstring issue, so perhaps that might make the decision easier for the Giants to send Arroyo down. Yesterday, 11:46 pm
  • Rob Segedin will have surgery on wrist
    Rob Segedin (wrist) need surgery on his wrist, not on his injured toe, the Dodgers clarified on Friday.

    Advice: Segedin has been battling turf toe for the past month, but it turns out he needs corrective surgery on his right wrist on Wednesday. He is expected to be sidelined until after the All-Star break. Yesterday, 10:39 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:15 pm vs ChC
  • Miguel Sano fans four times
    Miguel Sano struck out all four times he was up Friday and is 0-for-13 with 10 strikeouts in his last three games.

    Advice: Well, it's not like Sano was really going to hit .300 this year. He's down to .292 now, and his OPS is under 1.000 for the first time in a month. Yesterday, 9:49 pm
    11:10 am vs TB
  • Lamb homers, plates two runs in victory
    Jake Lamb went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI as the Diamondbacks topped the Brewers 4-2 in 10 innings on Friday.

    Advice: Lamb launched a solo homer in the fourth inning and plated another run with a double in the 10th as the Diamondbacks pulled away for good. The 26-year-old now has 14 home runs and 42 RBI to go along with a .284/.374/.591 batting line through 46 games. He has done next to nothing against southpaws, but that hasn’t stopped him from being arguably the top fantasy third baseman so far. Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Perez has two hits, RBI single in loss
    Hernan Perez went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in Friday’s extra-inning loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Perez made the start in left field and batted third with Ryan Braun (calf) back on the disabled list. The 26-year-old was a valuable piece in fantasy leagues last year and is batting .274/.314/.479 with five home runs, 19 RBI, two steals, and 20 runs scored through 42 games this season. He’s in a great situation in this lineup, so he’s worth considering in mixed fantasy leagues as long as the playing time is there. Yesterday, 9:31 pm
    New Player Note
    Hernán Pérez Mil - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    1:10 pm vs Ari
  • Machado has pair of doubles vs. Astros
    Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles in Friday’s loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Both doubles came off Joe Musgrove, but the Orioles were unable to cash in on either opportunity. Machado has at least delivered counting stats for fantasy owners with 10 home runs, 25 RBI, and 22 runs scored through 45 games, but he’s batting just .225/.312/.444 on the year. His contact rate has been down so far, but we’re still expecting big things. There might still be time to buy here. Yesterday, 8:36 pm
  • Donaldson and Tulowitzki will sit on Saturday
    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said after Friday's game that Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki would not be in Saturday's lineup.

    Advice: While both were activated from the disabled list and played in Friday's game, it sounds like the Jays will take it easy on them for awhile and ease them into a full workload. Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a double and a pair of strikeouts in his return on Friday. Yesterday, 8:31 pm
  • Headley hitless in loss to Athletics
    Chase Headley’s struggles continued in Friday’s loss to the Athletics, as he went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

    Advice: Headley was one of the hottest hitters in the game through the first two weeks of the season, but he has gone dramatically in the other direction ever since. He’s batting just .158 with one home run over his last 29 games. His situation is worth watching with top prospect Gleyber Torres inching closer to the majors. Yesterday, 7:58 pm
  • Moustakas slugs solo homer vs. Indians
    Mike Moustakas went 2-for-5 with a solo home run Friday against the Indians.

    Advice: Moustakas tied the game with his blast against Mike Clevinger in the fifth inning. The Royals would eventually pull away in the eighth. The 28-year-old has faded significanly since his hot start to the season, but the power has remained. He’s already up to 12 home runs through 42 games, which puts him on pace to easily surpass his career-high of 22 from two years ago. Yesterday, 7:34 pm
  • Ramirez slugs solo homer vs. Royals
    Jose Ramirez slugged a solo homer in Friday’s loss to the Royals.

    Advice: It was his seventh home run of the season, but it’s been a while since the last one. He had six through his first 22 games, but he went 22 games without one coming into Friday’s action. Perhaps this will get him going again. Yesterday, 7:33 pm
    1:10 pm vs KC
  • Ryan Schimpf clubs solo homer in loss to Nats
    Ryan Schimpf clubbed a solo home run off of Max Scherzer in a losing effort against the Nationals on Friday.

    Advice: His solo shot in the fourth inning would account for the Padres' only offense in the ballgame. He finished the night 1-for-3 plus a walk. The epitome of a three true outcome hitter, Schimpf is now hitting .167/.304/.442 with 12 homers and 22 RBI on the season. Yesterday, 6:39 pm
  • Adonis Garcia to begin rehab on Friday
    Adonis Garcia (heel) will begin his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday.

    Advice: He's expected to need 4-5 games on his rehab assignment, with a return to the Braves likely coming next weekend in Cincinnati. Garcia has been on the shelf since May 16 due to Achilles tendinitis. Yesterday, 5:13 pm
    10-Day DL
    7:05 pm @SF
  • Rob Segedin (toe) out four to six weeks
    Rob Segedin will undergo surgery on his injured toe and miss an additional four-to-six weeks.

    Advice: Segedin has been battling turf toe for the past month and a half already and now will finally go under the knife to correct the issue. He isn't likely to return to the Dodgers until after the All-Star break. Yesterday, 4:46 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:15 pm vs ChC
  • Giants activate Aaron Hill from 10-day DL
    Giants activated INF Aaron Hill from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Hill has been sidelined since late April due to a strained right forearm. He'll resume his utility role with the Giants where he was hitting .120/.241/.240 in 29 plate appearances before landing on the disabled list. Yesterday, 3:51 pm
  • Brock Holt (vertigo) traveling with team
    Brock Holt (vertigo) will work out on the field and travel with the Red Sox but isn't close to returning to game action.

    Advice: Holt was pulled off his rehab assignment due to ongoing vertigo symptoms. The feeling is that he'll return at some point this season, but it's totally up in the air as to when that might be. Yesterday, 1:51 pm
    10-Day DL
    1:05 pm vs Sea
  • Blue Jays activate Josh Donaldson from DL
    Blue Jays activated 3B Josh Donaldson from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Donaldson was on the shelf for six weeks with a strained right calf. He batted .310/.429/.586 with two home runs over his first nine contests before going on the DL. Daily Slant: The Jays are actually a very appealing stack this evening against A.J. Griffin, who got off to a nice start this year but has plummeted back to earth over his past two starts. Griffin is a heavy fly ball pitcher – he owns a 60.9 FB% against RH bats and a 54.0% mark against lefties – and his good fortune in terms of balls in play has run out recently, as most of the industry expected. It doesn’t help his cause that he allows plenty of hard contact (39.1 hard% against RH bats) and will now be facing off with a Jays lineup that is fully healthy for the first time in awhile. Fire up Toronto as an under-owned, high-upside stack. Yesterday, 12:39 pm
  • Yoan Moncada activated from Triple-A DL
    White Sox second base prospect Yoan Moncada has been activated from Triple-A Charlotte's 7-day disabled list.

    Advice: Moncada was placed on the DL on May 18 with a left thumb injury. The top prospect will return to a .331/.401/.504 batting line with six homers and 10 steals through 34 games. Yesterday, 11:59 am
    Not Active
    11:10 am vs Det ; 2:40 pm vs Det
  • Donaldson (calf), Tulo (hammy) to return Fri.
    The Blue Jays will activate both Josh Donaldson (calf) and Troy Tulowitzki (hamstring) before Friday's game against the Rangers.

    Advice: Toronto has been playing better in May and will get the left side of their infield back for the beginning of a 10-game homestand, so things are looking up at the moment. Donaldson has been sidelined since April 14 and Tulowitzki has been on the shelf since April 21. Yesterday, 8:29 am
  • Christian Arroyo could be sent back to minors
    Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that the Giants optioning Christian Arroyo back to Triple-A Sacramento "seems to be on the table."

    Advice: Arroyo is 6-for-49 with 12 strikeouts in his past 13 games, dropping his batting line with the Giants to .191/.242/.304 across 115 at-bats. The youngster has popped three homers and played well defensively, but the Giants have to make room for Aaron Hill (forearm) and Conor Gillaspie (back) soon and the move that might make the most sense is sending Arroyo back to the minors for more seasoning. The picture could change if Eduardo Nunez's hamstring injury is worse than expected, but right now the hope is that he'll be ready to play Friday. Yesterday, 7:51 am
  • Taylor notches three hits in win over STL
    Chris Taylor went 3-for-4 with an RBI double in Thursday's win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Taylor's third hit of the evening, an RBI double to the center field gap, increased the Dodgers' lead to 7-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning. That would stand as the final score. He also made a nice diving catch in center field on a sinking liner. This was his third three-hit showing in his last 10 games. Over the course of 93 at-bats, the 26-year-old is slashing a cool .344/.445/.581 with five home runs and 18 RBI. Thursday, 10:24 pm
    Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS
    4:15 pm vs ChC
  • Jedd Gyorko picks up two-run double in loss
    Jedd Gyorko went 2-for-4 with a two-run double in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Gyorko notched a two-run double against Kenta Maeda in the first inning, his ninth two-bagger of the season. The hit bumped his RBI total to an even 20. For the season as a whole, the 28-year-old third baseman is slashing .336/.384/.579. Thursday, 10:20 pm
    Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    6:10 pm @Col
  • Gonzalez launches 11th homer against Tigers
    Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run home run, his 11th of the season, in Thursday's win over the Tigers.

    Advice: We keep waiting for Gonzalez to fall off, and he keeps defying everyone. On Thursday, he teed off against Tigers ace Justin Verlander, lifting a two-run shot over the right field wall for his only hit in three at-bats. To illustrate how out-of-character this is, Gonzalez's career high for homers is 13, set in 141 games last year. He's now at 11 dingers through 40 games this season. His durability will keep him on the field most days, and if he keeps hitting .282/.380/.627 he'll be in the lineup for a long, long time. Until he stops hitting, he's a fantasy asset for his position eligibility as much as his bat. Thursday, 9:49 pm
    Player Note
    Marwin González Hou - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:15 pm vs Bal
  • Marrero blasts first homer of 2017 in win
    Deven Marrero hit a two-run home run, his first of the season, in Thursday's win over the Rangers.

    Advice: Marrero gave the Red Sox a little insurance with his eighth-inning blast, his first in 17 games this year and just his second as a major leaguer. His first came back in 2015. Marrero isn't known for his offense, batting .178/.229/.289 this year. Thursday, 9:17 pm
    1:05 pm vs Sea
  • Nunez (hamstring) hopes to play Friday
    Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) is hoping to return Friday against the Braves.

    Advice: He was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to a left hamstring injury but received treatment throughout the game and thinks he'll be good to go on Friday. Nunez has played all over the diamond this year but has seen most of his action in left field recently. Thursday, 4:21 pm
  • Beltre plays five innings at extended spring
    Adrian Beltre (calf) played five innings of third base Thursday in his first game at extended spring training.

    Advice: Beltre didn't see a defensive chance, but he did run the bases (at around 50 percent effort) while drawing two walks among his six plate appearances. He also hit into three groundouts and one flyout. Beltre is going to play two more games at the Rangers' spring training complex in Arizona before being reevaluated. If all goes well, he should be cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment early next week with an eye on joining the Rangers around early-to-mid June. Thursday, 1:00 pm
    10-Day DL
    Top 3, 1-0 @Tor
  • Arroyo added to Giants' lineup Thursday
    Christian Arroyo has been added to the Giants' starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Cubs.

    Advice: Arroyo was to be benched initially, but he's needed at third base with Eduardo Nunez nursing a tweaked hamstring. Arroyo is going to have to start hitting or he could lose playing time, possibly even his roster spot. Thursday, 9:15 am
  • Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) scratched Thurs.
    Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) has been scratched from the Giants' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Nunez tweaked his left hamstring on Wednesday night and the Giants want to play it safe. It doesn't sound like something that will require a lengthy absence. Christian Arroyo is starting at third base now in the matinee game against the Cubs. Thursday, 9:13 am
  • Arroyo out of Giants' lineup on Thursday
    Christian Arroyo is out of the Giants' lineup Thursday against the Cubs.

    Advice: It's just a routine day off, but with Eduardo Nunez in the starting lineup at third base there's some thought that Arroyo could be looking a longer timeout. The 21-year-old is batting .196/.248/.313 with 30 strikeouts through his first 29 major league games. Thursday, 9:06 am
  • Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) playing Thursday
    Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) is in the Giants' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Cubs.

    Advice: He'll start at third base and bat sixth versus Cubs right-hander Eddie Butler. Nunez tweaked his right hamstring Wednesday but it was obviously nothing serious. Thursday, 9:01 am
  • Franco back in Phillies' lineup Thursday
    Maikel Franco is back in the Phillies' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Rockies.

    Advice: The young third baseman will hit cleanup after getting benched for two days. He has struggled to the tune of a .221/.281/.377 slash line so far in 2017. Thursday, 7:17 am
    1:05 pm vs Cin
  • Jedd Gyorko goes 3-for-4 in win
    Jedd Gyorko finished 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored Wednesday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Gyorko's surprising 30-homer season last year came with just a .243 average. This year, though, he's at .331 over 136 at-bats. There's no way he keeps that up, but he probably will make another run at 30 homers now that he's a regular. Wednesday, 10:09 pm
    Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    6:10 pm @Col
  • Eduardo Nunez tweaks hamstring in loss
    Eduardo Nunez suffered a minor left hamstring tweak in Wednesday's loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: Nunez did not have to leave the game (he finished 2-for-4) and expects to play on Thursday. He has stolen 12 bases this season, but might not be quite as active on the basepaths over the next few days. Wednesday, 8:57 pm
  • Jake Lamb stays hot with two-run homer
    Jake Lamb went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Lamb cranked a two-run home run off Jose Quintana with nobody out in the fifth inning. He has been launching the ball out at a torrid pace this month, having crushed six home runs in his last 10 games alone. The 26-year-old third baseman boasts a .287/.381/.587 triple-slash with 13 homers and 40 RBI through 44 games played. Wednesday, 4:09 pm
  • Garcia (heel) set to start rehab assignment
    Adonis Garcia (heel) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett this weekend.

    Advice: So long as Garcia can survive a few rehab games without setback, he will be activated from the disabled list on Monday or Tuesday. Achilles tendinitis has kept him on the shelf since May 16. Wednesday, 2:03 pm
    10-Day DL
    7:05 pm @SF
  • Franco benched again Wednesday vs. COL
    Maikel Franco remains out of the Phillies' starting lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: That's back-to-back benchings for the 24-year-old third baseman, who's batting just .221/.281/.377 in 171 plate appearances this season. Andres Blanco is starting at the hot corner and hitting fifth on Wednesday night against the Rockies. Wednesday, 12:00 pm
    1:05 pm vs Cin
  • Beltre (calf) clear for extended spring games
    Adrian Beltre (calf) has been cleared to begin playing in extended spring training games Thursday in Arizona.

    Advice: He'll play three games and then the Rangers' medical staff will reevaluate him on Sunday. A full minor league rehab assignment could follow. Beltre has been on the disabled list all year because of nagging right calf strain. He's currently trending toward an early-June season debut. Wednesday, 11:45 am
    10-Day DL
    Top 3, 1-0 @Tor
  • Jake Lamb continues to provide souvenirs
    Jake Lamb finished 1-for-4 with his 12th home run and a pair of RBI in Tuesday's game against the White Sox.

    Advice: Lamb blasted five homers with 21 RBI in the month of April and he has cracked seven home runs with 17 RBI through 19 games in May. He posted 29 clouts with 91 RBI in 523 at-bats across 151 games last season and he is proving this year that was no fluke. Over the past two seasons Lamb has emerged as an outstanding power source across the board in all fantasy formats. Tuesday, 11:11 pm
  • Jose Ramirez goes 0-for-4 against Reds
    Jose Ramirez's dreadful May continued Tuesday, as he went 0-for-4 against the Reds.

    Advice: Ramirez is just 13-for-67 with no homers this month after hitting .330 with six homers in April. Consider it a correction; he entered tonight with the same .825 OPS that he finished last year with. Tuesday, 7:57 pm
    1:10 pm vs KC
  • Ryan Schimpf hits 11th homer
    Ryan Schimpf homered, walked and struck out against the Mets on Tuesday.

    Advice: Of course he did. After seemingly briefly losing the third-base gig to Cory Spangenberg, Schimpf seems to have the advantage there again now. It helps that Spangenberg has been pretty awful. Schimpf is hitting just .169, but he still has nearly 200 points of OPS on Spangenberg (.746 to .553). Tuesday, 7:37 pm
  • Manny Machado hitless in loss to Twins
    Manny Machado struck out once in four hitless at-bats in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.

    Advice: Ervin Santana limited the Orioles to two singles in a shutout. Machado has slugged six home runs this month and has 10 on the season, but his average is sitting at a disappointing .218. Tuesday, 6:41 pm
  • Chris Taylor could see starts in outfield
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Chris Taylor could soon see starts in the outfield.

    Advice: Logan Forsythe (toe) just returned from the disabled list, crowding the situations at second and third base. Roberts wants to continue finding regular starts for Taylor, who's slashing .333/.446/.583 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 29 games. Tuesday, 4:36 pm
    Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS
    4:15 pm vs ChC
  • Adonis Garcia (heel) could be activated Fri.
    Adonis Garcia (heel) could be activated from the disabled list Friday.

    Advice: Garcia will likely head out on a short minor league rehab assignment this week. The third baseman has been on the disabled list since May 16 because of Achilles tendinitis. Tuesday, 2:25 pm
    10-Day DL
    7:05 pm @SF
  • Holt (vertigo) to visit specialist
    Brock Holt (vertigo) will visit a specialist in Pittsburgh sometime this week.

    Advice: Holt continues to experience vertigo symptoms and has officially been pulled off his minor league rehab assignment. The utilityman has been on the disabled list since April 21 and remains out indefinitely. Tuesday, 1:35 pm
    10-Day DL
    1:05 pm vs Sea
  • Beltre (calf) nearing extended spring games
    Adrian Beltre (calf) could begin playing in extended spring training games this weekend.

    Advice: There is a checkup with team doctors scheduled for Thursday. Beltre has been running for a week without issue, though not quite at full intensity. The veteran third baseman still has a number of hurdles to clear and probably isn't going to make his 2017 debut until sometime near early-to-mid June. Tuesday, 1:12 pm
    10-Day DL
    Top 3, 1-0 @Tor
  • Franco not in Tuesday's lineup
    Maikel Franco is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Rockies.

    Advice: Maybe it's not a bad idea to give him a breather. Franco went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts on Monday and owns a disappointing .221/.281/.377 batting line through 41 games this season. Andres Blanco will start at third base. Tuesday, 12:04 pm
    1:05 pm vs Cin
  • Miguel Sano hits 12th homer in win over O's
    Miguel Sano went 4-for-6 with a homer and three RBI as the Twins topped the Orioles 14-7 on Monday.

    Advice: Sano had gone eight straight games without a homer, but even during that stretch, he hit .300 with a .382 OBP. He's been an awesome force since day one this year, and we see no reason to expect that to change. Monday, 8:19 pm
    11:10 am vs TB
  • Mike Moustakas goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Mike Moustakas went 0-for-4 in Monday's loss to the Yankees and is hitting .212 with a .247 OBP over his last 20 games.

    Advice: Remember a month ago when Moustakas was the Royals' offensive bright spot and everyone was wondering what was wrong with Eric Hosmer? Hosmer now has the better OPS by 30 points. Moustakas is still hitting for some power, but he's been a serious liability as a No. 2 hitter lately. Monday, 7:56 pm
  • Donaldson goes hitless in first rehab game
    Josh Donaldson (calf) went 0-for-2 with a pair of strikeouts in his first minor league rehab game with High-A Dunedin on Monday.

    Advice: He was also hit by a pitch in the contest. The important thing though is that he made it through the game healthy. He's expected to need a couple of games before he's ready to rejoin the Blue Jays later in the week. Monday, 6:30 pm
  • Adonis Garcia (Achilles) does some running
    Adonis Garcia (Achilles) did some running without issues on Monday.

    Advice: The infielder could be ready for activation when first eligible on Friday. Garcia has been out with tendinitis in his Achilles. Monday, 4:10 pm
    10-Day DL
    7:05 pm @SF
  • Machado (hand) in Monday's lineup
    Manny Machado (hand) is in Monday's lineup against the Twins.

    Advice: Machado was hit in the left hand by a pitch on Sunday, but he never had to leave the game. The Orioles sent him for X-rays just to be on the safe side, but it appears that there's no reason for concern. Monday, 12:09 pm
  • Moncada having thumb examined Monday
    White Sox prospect Yoan Moncada is having his sore left thumb examined Monday in Chicago.

    Advice: It's considered a routine exam, so there's no cause for concern. No structural damage was found through X-rays and an MRI, so he should be back in action fairly soon. The 21-year-old was batting .331/.401/.504 with six homers and 10 steals through 34 games in Triple-A prior to the injury. His time is coming soon. Monday, 11:47 am
    Not Active
    11:10 am vs Det ; 2:40 pm vs Det
  • Donaldson (calf) to begin rehab stint Monday
    Josh Donaldson (calf) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with High-A Dunedin.

    Advice: Donaldson will be joined by teammate Troy Tulowitzki (hamstring) in his return to action. The 31-year-old has been sidelined since aggravating his right calf strain on April 13, but he's finally ready for game action. Assuming all goes well, he should be ready to rejoin the Jays within a few days. Fantasy owners are hoping that the long wait will be worth it. Monday, 11:20 am
  • Ryan Schimpf connects for solo home run
    Ryan Schimpf went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Schimpf socked a solo homer off Zack Godley to lead off the fifth inning. The dinger was his 10th of the season. Despite respectable enough counting stats (the 10 homers, 20 RBI), the 29-year-old third baseman is hitting just .165/.303/.417 this season. Sunday, 5:14 pm
  • Jake Lamb fans twice as D-Backs fall to SDP
    Jake Lamb went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: Lamb was not alone in his struggles on Sunday, as the Diamondbacks finished with just five hits on the afternoon. Only one of those (a Chris Iannetta solo homer) went for extra bases. Sunday's dire results aside, Lamb has been red hot of late, having picked up five multi-hit games in his last 10 contests. He had a stretch earlier this week in which he connected for four home runs in three games. Sunday, 5:05 pm
  • Davidson picks up pair of RBI singles in win
    Matt Davidson went 2-for-4 with two RBI singles in Sunday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Davidson worked an RBI single as part of a five-run first inning and later came through with another RBI base knock in the fifth. The Mariners figure to be happy enough to see him leaving Seattle -- during this weekend's four-game set, Davidson wrecked the M's with six hits in 16 at-bats, including two home runs and six RBI. Sunday, 4:11 pm
    11:10 am vs Det ; 2:40 pm vs Det
  • Miguel Sano drives in three in loss to Royals
    Miguel Sano went 2-for-4 with a two-run double and three total RBI in Sunday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Sano picked up his first RBI on an infield single in the fifth inning. He would come through once more with a two-run double in the seventh. The 24-year-old third baseman is blossoming into a true star this season and is slashing a lovely .305/.431/.626 with 10 homers and 33 RBI across 131 at-bats. Sunday, 2:42 pm
    11:10 am vs TB
  • Manny Machado to undergo X-ray on hand
    Manny Machado will undergo a precautionary X-ray on his left hand after being hit by a pitch during Sunday's game.

    Advice: Machado was able to remain in the game, but he'll get it checked out just to ensure there's no structural damage. Look for an update from the O's after the results are in. Sunday, 1:39 pm
  • Matt Davidson belts his eighth home run
    Matt Davidson finished 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a walk and two runs scored in Saturday's win against the Mariners.

    Advice: Davidson has stumbled to a .184 (9-for-49) average in the month of May, but he has belted three homers with six RBI over the past nine outings. He has hit safely in each of his past four outings so he is showing signs of pulling out of his weeks-long slump. Sunday, 12:06 am
    11:10 am vs Det ; 2:40 pm vs Det
  • Manny Machado reaches double digits in HR
    Manny Machado finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and two run scored in Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Machado posted four homers in April and he has six homers in the month of May. He appears to be fine after dealing with a sore right index finger recently. Despite the fact he is hitting just .225 overall on the season he remains an obvious must-start across the board. Saturday, 10:50 pm
  • Jedd Gyorko records multi-hit game
    Jedd Gyorko finished 2-for-5 with a pair of singles and two strikeouts in Saturday's game against the Giants.

    Advice: Gyorko has been red hot in the month of May, hitting safely in six straight and 13 of his past 14 outings. After hitting .333 in the month of April he is doing even better in May. The former standout at West Virginia University is hitting .328 with three homers and 10 RBI through 16 games in May. Saturday, 10:21 pm
    Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    6:10 pm @Col
  • Christian Arroyo delivers big hit in victory
    Christian Arroyo broke a scoreless tie in the top of the 13th inning in Saturday's game at St. Louis with a two-run double.

    Advice: It was a big hit for the rookie, but the double was his first extra-base hit in nine outings dating back to May 10. His average remains rather low at .221, but he is showing more of a discerning eye at the plate lately. The rookie has managed just six strikeouts in 40 at-bats after recording 17 punchouts over his first 57 at-bats. Saturday, 10:10 pm
  • Ryan Schimpf getting the night off Saturday
    Ryan Schimpf is not in the Padres' lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Schimpf is hitting a miserable .161 right now and could probably use a night off to clear his head. Cory Spangenberg will man the hot corner and bat seventh Saturday against D'Backs left-hander Robbie Ray. Saturday, 4:22 pm
  • Beltre (calf) could begin rehab next weekend
    Adrian Beltre (calf) ran the bases at 50-60 percent on Saturday.

    Advice: Beltre said he feels better than he has in "a long time." He's hoping to begin a rehab assignment next weekend. Beltre has been battling a calf injury since late in spring training. Joey Gallo has been filling in for him at third base. Saturday, 2:41 pm
    10-Day DL
    Top 3, 1-0 @Tor
  • Chris Taylor hits fifth homer
    Chris Taylor went 3-for-4 with a homer and a double versus the Marlins on Friday.

    Advice: The Dodgers haven't missed Logan Forsythe at all with Taylor sporting an OPS in the neighborhood of 1.000 for weeks now. The Dodgers will be able to keep playing him regularly until Justin Turner returns. Friday, 11:41 pm
    Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS
    4:15 pm vs ChC
  • Jake Lamb homers twice in Arizona's win
    Jake Lamb hit two homers and drove in five runs in the Diamondbacks' 10-1 rout of the Padres on Friday.

    Advice: Lamb homered off Jered Weaver in the first and a tired Craig Stammen in the sixth. He has four homers in his last three games, pushing his season total up to 11. He had been in a slump over the second half of April and the first half of May, but that's over now. Friday, 11:23 pm
  • Eduardo Nunez delivers in Giants' win
    Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-4 with a two-run double in the ninth to lead the Giants past the Cardinals 6-5 on Friday.

    Advice: Nunez isn't known as an RBI guy, but he's driven in eight runs in his last five games after totaling seven in 35 games to open the year (even though he spent most of that time hitting sixth and seventh). He needs to be hitting at his absolute peak in order to help a team as a starting left fielder, but the Giants feel that they don't have any better options at the moment. He'll keep playing regularly and stealing bases at a pretty good clip. Friday, 11:05 pm
  • Franco has two-hit night against Pirates
    Maikel Franco went 2-for-4 with two runs scored against the Pirates on Friday.

    Advice: Both hits were singles. Franco has hit safely in six straight games, but this was his first multi-hit games since way back on May 4. The 24-year-old has struggled out of the gate this season, batting just .224 with six home runs and a .672 OPS over 38 games. After being moved to the seventh spot in the order on Thursday, he hit sixth on Friday. He’s going to have to earn his way back to the middle of the lineup. Friday, 7:15 pm
    1:05 pm vs Cin
  • Donaldson (calf) nearing rehab assignment
    Josh Donaldson (calf) could begin a rehab assignment as soon as early next week.

    Advice: Donaldson's recovery from a strained right calf has come along slower than expected, but he's almost ready to play in "official" games. He should be ready for activation by the end of next week if all goes well. The third baseman has already missed over a month of action. Friday, 2:47 pm
  • Manny Machado (finger) back in O's lineup
    Manny Machado (finger) is back in the Orioles' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Machado sat out Thursday with a sore right index finger, but he's fine. He's at third base and batting third against Aaron Sanchez and the Blue Jays. Friday, 2:34 pm
  • Machado (finger) expected back on Friday
    Manny Machado (finger) is expected to be back in the Orioles' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Machado sat out Thursday with a sore right index finger, but he said he's fine. He's batting a disappointing .224/.308/.441 so far this season but has hit nine home runs. Friday, 12:29 pm
  • Chase Headley sitting out on Friday
    Chase Headley is not in the Yankees' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's a day off for Headley, who is in a 10-for-63 (.159) slump. Ronald Torreyes is at third base. Friday, 12:13 pm
  • Matt Davidson rocks two-run homer in defeat
    Matt Davidson went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: Davidson got the White Sox on the board with his two-run home run in the seventh inning. The 26-year-old has shown some pop in his bat this season, socking seven homers across 90 at-bats, but that power comes with a meager .222 batting average. Thursday, 10:19 pm
    11:10 am vs Det ; 2:40 pm vs Det
  • Moustakas hits three-run homer against Yanks
    Mike Moustakas hit a three-run home run in a win over the Yankees on Thursday.

    Advice: Moustakas drew the start against southpaw Jordan Montgomery and rewarded the decision with the three-run bomb in the fifth inning. The homer was his only hit in four at-bats. Moustakas now has 10 homers, seventh-most in the AL, with 22 RBI and 20 runs scored to go with a .257/.290/.500 line on the year. Thursday, 8:10 pm
  • Maikel Franco hits two-run homer
    Maikel Franco, batting seventh for the first time this season, hit a two-run homer Thursday in the loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: We get that the Phillies were trying to make a point, but batting Franco behind Andres Blanco and Michael Saunders against a left-hander wasn't likely to help their cause. Franco still project as a useful mixed league third baseman or CI the rest of the season. Thursday, 2:29 pm
    1:05 pm vs Cin
  • Moncada placed on DL at AAA Charlotte
    Yoan Moncada has been placed on the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Charlotte with a sore left thumb.

    Advice: Moncada has undergone X-rays and an MRI, and both scans turned up negative for structural damage. It shouldn't be a lengthy absence. The 21-year-old top infield prospect has batted .331/.401/.504 with six home runs and 10 stolen bases through 34 games this season at the Triple-A level. Thursday, 10:55 am
    Not Active
    11:10 am vs Det ; 2:40 pm vs Det
  • Machado out Thursday with sore index finger
    Manny Machado is out of the Orioles' starting lineup Thursday with a sore right index finger.

    Advice: It doesn't sound like anything too serious, and Machado was probably due for a day of rest anyway. Ryan Flaherty is starting at third base and batting seventh on Thursday afternoon against the Tigers. Thursday, 8:52 am
  • Franco dropped to seventh in order Thursday
    Maikel Franco has been dropped to seventh in the Phillies' batting order Thursday.

    Advice: It's the lowest he's batted in a lineup since his rookie season in 2014. Franco owns a weak .213/.283/.360 slash line in 36 games this year, though he has tallied five home runs and 26 RBI. Thursday, 8:27 am
    1:05 pm vs Cin
  • Yoan Moncada (thumb) likely for disabled list
    White Sox prospect Yoan Moncada is expected to be placed on the 7-day minor league disabled list due to a sore left thumb.

    Advice: Moncada has been dealing with nagging soreness in his left thumb of late, but on the more positive side of the ledger, an MRI and X-ray revealed no structural damage or break. The 21-year-old third baseman is one of the top prospects -- if not the top prospect -- in the game and could see a call-up in June, assuming this thumb soreness does not sideline him for too long. Wednesday, 5:10 pm
    Not Active
    11:10 am vs Det ; 2:40 pm vs Det
  • Jake Lamb cranks two-run homer in victory
    Jake Lamb went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 11-inning win over the Mets.

    Advice: Lamb cracked a two-run homer off Matt Harvey with one out in the third inning. The dinger was his ninth of the season and boosted his RBI total to 29. He has now homered in back-to-back games and picked up hits in six of his last 12 at-bats. For the season as a whole, Lamb owns a .283/.375/.524 triple-slash over the course of 38 games played. Wednesday, 4:27 pm
  • Eduardo Nunez breaks up shutout with homer
    Eduardo Nunez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: The Giants were looking at a shutout entering the ninth inning, but Nunez's solo home run off Sergio Romo with one out prevented the blanking. The home run was his first of the season. Nonetheless, the home team would go on to lose 6-1. Nunez has been swinging a hot stick of late, having picked up seven hits in his last 20 at-bats. Wednesday, 3:37 pm
  • Adrian Beltre (calf) does sprints on Wed.
    Rangers manager Jeff Banister said that Adrian Beltre (calf) was doing sprints at 75% on the field Wednesday.

    Advice: Beltre was doing some light jogging on Tuesday and revved it up just a little bit on Wednesday. He continues to rehab a right calf strain which has kept him out of action for almost the entirety of the 2017 season. The veteran third baseman probably remains about two or three weeks away from a potential return to action with the big league club. Joey Gallo will continue to see work at the hot corner in the interim. Wednesday, 2:32 pm
    10-Day DL
    Top 3, 1-0 @Tor
  • Donaldson (calf) not coming back this weekend
    Josh Donaldson (calf) will not be rejoining the team this weekend.

    Advice: Manager John Gibbson said on Monday that the team was hoping Donaldson could return for this weekend's series against the Orioles. That won't be happening, now. On Wednesday, Gibbons admitted that he "jumped the gun" with his earlier proclamation. On the more positive side, he indicated that there has been no setback in Donaldson's rehab. The slugger could potentially return to action next week. He has not played in a game since April 14 due to a strained right calf. Wednesday, 2:16 pm
  • Chris Taylor socks solo home run vs. SFG
    Chris Taylor went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Taylor knotted up the score at 1-1 with his solo home run off Ty Blach in the sixth inning. The dinger was his fourth of the season and gave him 14 RBI. He is working to a crisp .329/.444/.557 triple-slash in 71 at-bats since being called up on April 19. Tuesday, 10:13 pm
    Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS
    4:15 pm vs ChC
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