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  • Glasnow won't be called up on Tuesday
    Tyler Glasnow is not expected to be called up on Tuesday.

    Advice: Jameson Taillon ran out to the bullpen during Monday's extra-inning loss to the Dodgers, but he didn't end up being used. Perhaps Glasnow would have gotten the call if Taillon ended up pitching, but the Pirates will gain an extra year of service time if they wait a few more days before calling him up. Glasnow owns a ridiculous 1.79 ERA and 113/27 K/BB ratio over 75 1/3 innings since his demotion to Triple-A in June. He's worth a stash for the stretch run in deeper mixed fantasy leagues. 31 minutes ago
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    4:05 pm vs LAD
  • Pirates to call up Edgar Santana on Tuesday
    The Pirates are expected to call up right-hander Edgar Santana from Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: The Pirates have yet to make an official announcement, but Santana wrote via Instagram that he's on his way to Pittsburgh. The move will give the Pirates an extra arm out of their bullpen. Santana has allowed six runs (five earned) on 10 hits and five walks over 7 2/3 innings at the major league level this season. 37 minutes ago
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    4:05 pm vs LAD
  • Iwakuma (shoulder) scheduled for bullpen
    Hisashi Iwakuma (shoulder) was scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday.

    Advice: Iwakuma is ready to test his shoulder again after he struggled with his mechanics during a simulated game earlier this month. He's already experienced multiple setbacks, so the Mariners can't count on him at this point. Iwakuma has been out since early May. 40 minutes ago
    60-Day DL
    4:35 pm @Atl
  • Phelps (elbow) throwing simulated inning
    David Phelps (elbow) was scheduled to throw a 20-pitch simulated inning on Monday.

    Advice: Assuming all went well, Phelps could be activated as soon as Wednesday. The recently-acquired right-hander has been out for a couple of weeks with an elbow impingement. 44 minutes ago
    10-Day DL
    4:35 pm @Atl
  • Holland struggling in recent appearances
    Greg Holland has allowed nine runs on eight hits and five walks over his last five appearances.

    Advice: Holland has seen his ERA jump from 1.56 to 3.22 along the way. He was pulled in the middle of an appearance after entering a tie game on Saturday against the Brewers. Rockies manager Bud Black said Holland feels fine and the Rockies' closer said he simply hasn't been "executing quality pitches." He also admitted to tinkering with his mechanics. Fatigue could be a factor in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery, but the Rockies plan to continue relying on him in the ninth inning. 52 minutes ago
  • Judge had shoulder iced heavily on Sunday
    Aaron Judge had his left shoulder iced heavily after Sunday's game.

    Advice: Judge said twice that his shoulder "doesn't bother me at all," with Yankees manager Joe Girardi chalking his second-half struggles up to mechanics. Still, it's fair to wonder if there's at least a partial connection here. Judge is batting just .169/.329/.355 during the second half, but Girardi plans to keep him in the No. 3 spot for now. Today, 6:46 am
  • Shelby Miller hires new agent
    Shelby Miller has hired Kyle Thousand of Roc Nation Sports as his new agent.

    Advice: Miller was previously represented by CAA Sports. The 26-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery back in May and will likely be out until around midseason next year. He's arbitration-eligible for one more year after making $4.7 million in 2017. Today, 6:34 am
    60-Day DL
    4:10 pm @NYM
  • Werth (foot) singles in rehab debut Monday
    Jayson Werth (foot) went 1-for-3 with a single Monday in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Syracuse.

    Advice: Werth, out since early June with a bone bruise in his left foot, also played five innings in left field. He appears on track for a return around the end of the month and should provide a boost to the banged up Nats' outfield. Today, 6:25 am
    60-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Hardy (wrist) plays first rehab game
    J.J. Hardy (wrist) went 0-for-3 with two walks Monday in his first rehab game with Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: Hardy has been out for two months with a fractured wrist. The veteran shortstop will likely need several more games in the minors and appears on track for a return around the start of September. It's hard to justify putting him back in the lineup with the way Tim Beckham has been playing. Today, 6:14 am
    60-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Oak
  • Maxwell (head) appears as pinch-hitter
    Bruce Maxwell (head) entered Monday's game against the Orioles as a pinch-hitter and went 0-for-2.

    Advice: Maxwell took a foul tip off the mask Saturday and didn't play on Sunday. There's a good chance he's back in the lineup on Tuesday. The 26-year-old is batting .214/.317/.279 through 52 games with the A's this season. Today, 5:23 am
    4:05 pm @Bal
  • Skaggs takes loss against Rangers
    Tyler Skaggs was handed the loss after giving up five runs (four earned) in 5 1/3 innings Monday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Most of his issues were in the third inning, as Skaggs gave up an RBI double to Shin-Soo Choo and a three-run homer to Adrian Beltre. The southpaw fanned four and walked one in the loss. Skaggs has had two good starts and two shaky ones since coming off the disabled list earlier this month. He’ll try again for his first victory since April 22 when he squares off against the Astros in a tough matchup this weekend. Yesterday, 11:07 pm
  • Beltre homers, drives in four runs vs. Angels
    Adrian Beltre homered and drove in four runs in Monday’s 5-3 win over the Angels.

    Advice: Beltre drove in a run with a ground out in the first inning before slugging a three-run blast in his next at-bat in the third. The veteran third baseman hasn’t slowed down since reaching 3,000 career hits on July 30. He’s batting .311 (23-for-74) with five homers and 21 RBI over 20 games in that time. Yesterday, 11:05 pm
  • Simmons has two walks, stolen base Mon.
    Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-2 with two walks and stolen base Monday versus the Rangers.

    Advice: Simmons just keeps on keeping on. He now has 13 homers and 18 steals to go along with a strong .293/.348/.451 batting line. Throw in his excellent defense at shortstop and you have someone with a sneaky case for AL MVP consideration. Yesterday, 11:03 pm
  • Stratton holds Brewers in check Monday
    Chris Stratton fired six scoreless frames in Monday’s 2-0 victory over the Brewers.

    Advice: Stratton limited the Brewers to four hits (all of them singles) while walking two batters and striking out one. He now owns a 12 2/3 innings scoreless streak, the longest by a Giants rookie pitcher since Chris Heston in 2015. While he’s one a nice roll, his upcoming schedule could be a challenge. He gets the Diamondbacks in Arizona next before a home start against the Cardinals, but then he takes on the Rockies in Coors Field. Be careful in fantasy leagues. Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Davies gives up two runs in loss
    Zach Davies yielded two runs over six innings in a loss to the Giants on Monday.

    Advice: Davies struck out five and walked a pair in the loss. Both runs scored in the fourth inning, first with an RBI double from Brandon Crawford and a run-scoring ground out from Nick Hundley. Usually Davies is the beneficiary of generous run support, but he didn’t get anything on this night. He’ll try to get back in the win column with a tough assignment against the Dodgers next time out. Yesterday, 10:41 pm
  • Parker has two hits, SB in win over Brewers
    Jarrett Parker went 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in Monday’s win over the Brewers.

    Advice: Both of his hits were singles. While we haven’t seen much power, Parker has made up for lost time by batting .318 (21-for-66) over 17 games this month. Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • Crawford has RBI double vs. Brewers
    Brandon Crawford delivered an RBI double in Monday’s victory over the Brewers.

    Advice: Crawford, who went 1-for-4 on the day, got the Giants on the board in the fourth inning. It was more than enough for rookie Chris Stratton and the Giants’ bullpen. Crawford has compiled a disappointing .233/.283/.371 batting line through 109 games, but he leads the team with 61 RBI. Of course, that probably says more about the kind of year the Giants are having than anything else. Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Walker has single, walk against GIants
    Neil Walker went 1-for-3 with a walk in Monday’s shutout loss to the Giants.

    Advice: The Brewers managed just four hits on the day, all of them singles. Walker has been red-hot since being acquired from the Mets earlier this month, batting .435 (10-for-23) over seven games. Recently hitting second in the Brewers’ lineup, Walker should be owned in mixed fantasy leagues. Yesterday, 10:31 pm
  • Brad Goldberg optioned to Triple-A
    White Sox optioned RHP Brad Goldberg to Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: He's clearing out for the arrival of Lucas Giolito, who will officially be recalled Tuesday to make his first start for the White Sox. Goldberg holds an 8.25 ERA and hideous 3/14 K/BB ratio over 12 relief innings with the big club this season. Yesterday, 9:16 pm
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    5:10 pm vs Min
  • Carson Fulmer optioned to Triple-A
    White Sox optioned RHP Carson Fulmer to Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Fulmer was the 26th man for Monday's doubleheader versus the Twins and he was rocked for six runs over 1 2/3 innings in his first major league start. The 23-year-old will return to a 5.61 ERA at Charlotte. Yesterday, 9:14 pm
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    5:10 pm vs Min
  • Puig cranks go-ahead solo homer in the 12th
    Yasiel Puig cracked a go-ahead solo homer in the top of the 12th inning Monday as the Dodgers rallied to beat the Pirates 6-5.

    Advice: Another clutch moment for Puig, who also caught the final out on Max Moroff's liner to right field in the bottom of the 12th. Puig drew a walk in his first plate appearance of the night, doubled in his fourth plate appearance of the night, and went deep off Pirates reliever Dovydas Neverauskas in his sixth plate appearance of the 12-inning affair. The rejuvenated 26-year-old outfielder owns an .803 OPS with 22 home runs and 58 RBI in 117 games this season for a Dodgers team that sits 53 games above .500. Yesterday, 9:13 pm
  • Gee spins six innings of one-run ball Mon.
    Dillon Gee spun six innings of one-run ball in a 10-2 victory in the second game of Monday’s doubleheader against the White Sox.

    Advice: Gee was excellent, allowing just two hits while walking none and striking out four. He was perfect through four innings before Nicky Delmonico took him deep in the fifth. It was his longest appearance in the majors since last September 6. Gee is a couple of years removed from being even somewhat interesting from a fantasy perspective. He’ll have to keep it going to prove otherwise. Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • Dozier hits three-run homer vs. White Sox
    Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in the second game of Monday’s doubleheader against the White Sox.

    Advice: Dozier went 4-for-8 on the day. He has four homers over his last nine games and has been piling up walks in bunches recently. He now owns a healthy .264/.348/.487 batting line on the year. Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Polanco slugs three-run HR vs. ChiSox
    Jorge Polanco slugged a three-run homer as the Twins split Monday’s doubleheader against the White Sox.

    Advice: Polanco entered Monday’s action with three homers through his first 94 games this season, so of course he connected for three-run homers in both games of the doubleheader. The 24-year-old is now riding a modest six-game hitting streak. He’s batting .245/.294/.363 overall. Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Granderson hits grand slam Monday vs. Bucs
    Curtis Granderson hit a grand slam in the Dodgers' comeback win over the Pirates on Monday.

    Advice: Granderson's four-run shot drove Pirates starter Gerrit Cole from the game in the top of the seventh inning. The new Los Angeles outfielder also singled and drew a walk in the 12-inning victory, finishing 2-for-5 with one run scored and four RBI. He's rattled off two home runs, five RBI, and three runs scored through his first three games with Los Angeles. Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Dozier finishes 2-for-4 with double, SB, run
    Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored in the Twins' loss to the White Sox on Monday evening.

    Advice: Dozier scored the first run of the split doubleheader after drawing a leadoff walk in the top of the first inning. He then singled in the top of the seventh and doubled in the top of the eighth, but Minnesota ultimately fell 7-6 in the early game at Guaranteed Rate Field. Dozier is enjoying an excellent August and has lifted his season OPS to .826. The 30-year-old second baseman has 25 home runs, 23 doubles, 68 RBI, 12 stolen bases, and 70 runs scored in 116 total games played. Yesterday, 5:57 pm
  • Jorge Polanco hits three-run homer in loss
    Jorge Polanco hit a three-run homer, drew a walk, and scored two runs but the Twins fell to the White Sox in the first half of Monday's doubleheader.

    Advice: Polanco scored on a sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh and brought the Twins to within one run with his three-run shot in the top of the eighth, but that is where the offense ended for Minnesota. Polanco, 24, is batting .245/.294/.356 with four home runs, 44 RBI, and 40 runs scored in 95 games this season. Yesterday, 5:52 pm
  • Tyler Skaggs returns from bereavement list
    Angels activated LHP Tyler Skaggs from the bereavement list.

    Advice: Skaggs was away over the weekend following the passing of his grandfather. He will start Monday against the Rangers. Yesterday, 4:20 pm
  • Bruce Maxwell (head) feeling much better
    Bruce Maxwell (head) said Monday that he's feeling much better.

    Advice: Maxwell took a foul tip off the mask Saturday and had trouble sleeping that night, but he said he got 11 hours of sleep Sunday night. He's sitting out again Monday in favor of Dustin Garneau, but it sounds like he could be back in there soon. Yesterday, 1:28 pm
    4:05 pm @Bal
  • White Sox call up Fulmer to start
    White Sox recalled RHP Carson Fulmer from Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Fulmer is up as the 26th man for today's doubleheader. He'll start Game 2 against the Twins and then likely get sent back to Triple-A to make room for Lucas Giolito on Tuesday. Yesterday, 9:34 am
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    5:10 pm vs Min
  • Andrelton Simmons homers as Halos top O's
    Andrelton Simmons hit his 13th home run of the year in the Angels' 5-4 win over the Orioles on Sunday.

    Advice: It was a two-run shot in the top of the sixth inning. Simmons also made a couple of tremendous defensive plays at shortstop in the afternoon victory at Camden Yards. The 27-year-old is slashing .292/.345/.451 through 122 games this season and will probably get a number of down-ballot MVP votes if he can finish strong. Sunday, 2:28 pm
  • Granderson slugs first LAD homer in loss
    Curtis Granderson hit his first homer as a member of the Dodgers in Sunday's loss to the Tigers.

    Advice: It was a solo shot in the top of the sixth inning off Tigers starter Justin Verlander. Granderson, acquired from the Mets on Saturday for minor league pitcher Jacob Rhame, should get regular starts in left field against right-handed pitching. He's up to 20 total home runs for the year. Sunday, 12:48 pm
  • Bruce Maxwell not feeling well after foul tip
    Bruce Maxwell said he was a little out of it after taking a foul tip off the mask Saturday.

    Advice: Maxwell admitted that he didn't sleep well Saturday night. He's not in Sunday's lineup, although it's unclear whether he's gone through concussion protocol. Dustin Garneau is at catcher Sunday. Sunday, 9:00 am
    4:05 pm @Bal
  • J.J. Hardy (wrist) set for rehab assignment
    J.J. Hardy (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Norfolk on Monday.

    Advice: He hasn't played in two months due to a fractured wrist, so Hardy figures to need a good number of rehab games. He's also not guaranteed a starting job once he returns with Tim Beckham playing so well. Sunday, 8:23 am
    60-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Oak
  • Jayson Werth (foot) set for rehab assignment
    Jayson Werth (foot) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Syracuse on Monday.

    Advice: Werth has been on the disabled list since early June with a bad bone bruise in his left foot, but he appears to have finally turned a corner with his recovery and is ready for game action. It's unclear how many rehab games he'll require given that he's been out so long, but a return before the end of August is possible. The Nationals could use him given how banged up their outfield is. Sunday, 6:03 am
    60-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Dozier goes 2-for-3 with a run and RBI Sat.
    Brian Dozier went 2-for-3 with two walks, a run and an RBI in Saturday's defeat of the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: He drove in a run by poking an infield single in the fourth inning, then came around to score on a Joe Mauer single. The second baseman isn't going to repeat last year's 42 home runs but he is having a quality season nonetheless. He has a .259 batting average with 24 home runs, 67 RBI, 66 runs and 11 stolen bases in 113 games. Saturday, 8:23 pm
  • Carson Fulmer to start Monday versus Twins
    Carson Fulmer will be called up to start the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Twins.

    Advice: He'll be added as the 26th man while Lucas Giolito, who had been slated to go in Game 2, will have his start pushed back to Tuesday. Fulmer has yet to pitch in the big leagues this year after making eight appearances for the Pale Hose in 2016. Monday will be his first major league start. Saturday, 3:58 pm
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  • Hardy (wrist) aiming for September 1 return
    J.J. Hardy (wrist) could begin a minor league rehab assignment on Monday or Tuesday.

    Advice: Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Hardy could be back by September 1 if he's ready, which doesn't really tell us much. Hardy will surely need a handful of rehab games to shake off the rust after missing the last two months with a fractured wrist. Showalter had previously promised that Hardy would remain the starter at shortstop but with Tim Beckham playing out of his mind (.479 AVG in August), that's no longer a certainty. Saturday, 1:56 pm
    60-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Oak
  • Curtis Granderson bats fifth in Dodgers debut
    Curtis Granderson is starting in left field and batting fifth in his Dodgers' debut against the Tigers on Saturday.

    Advice: Granderson was acquired from the Mets late on Friday and is already in Motown with his new club. He adds another potent left-handed bat to an already deep and supremely talented Dodgers' lineup. Saturday, 9:53 am
  • Brandon Crawford homers, doubles
    Brandon Crawford homered, doubled and walked Friday against the Phillies.

    Advice: The homer was just his second in 118 at-bats since the All-Star break. Crawford has spent nearly two months now with his average in the .220s and .230s, and his defensive numbers haven't been as good as usual, either. He was one of the NL's top 15 or so players in both 2015 and 2016, but this year, he's been well below average. Friday, 10:22 pm
  • Dodgers acquire OF Granderson from Mets
    Dodgers acquired OF Curtis Granderson and cash considerations from the Mets for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

    Advice: The trade would seem to be bad news for Joc Pederson, who has really struggled during the second half. Granderson, an impending free agent, has quietly been one of the NL's best hitters since getting off to a slow start in April. He should provide a boost against right-handed pitching for the World Series hopeful Dodgers. Granderson will finish his Mets tenure with a .784 OPS (115 OPS+) and 95 homers over 573 games. Friday, 9:23 pm
  • Dozier homers in win over Diamondbacks
    Brian Dozier slugged a solo homer Friday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Dozier went 1-for-4 with a walk on the night. Max Kepler, Miguel Sano, Eduardo Escobar, and Byron Buxton also homered in the Twins’ victory. After hitting 13 homers in the first half, Dozier is already up to 11 home runs since the All-Star break. He’s up to his old tricks once again. Friday, 9:20 pm
  • David Phelps (elbow) to throw simulated game
    David Phelps (elbow) will throw a simulated game early next week.

    Advice: Phelps threw a successful bullpen session Friday and is ready to take the next step. If the simulated game goes well, he could rejoin the Mariners' bullpen without going on a rehab assignment. Friday, 1:06 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:35 pm @Atl
  • Tyler Skaggs goes on bereavement list
    Angels placed LHP Tyler Skaggs on the bereavement list.

    Advice: Skaggs' grandfather passed away. He is scheduled to start Monday against the Rangers and will rejoin the team then. Andrew Heaney is back from the disabled list to take Skaggs' spot on the roster. Friday, 12:34 pm
  • Gee expected to start during doubleheader
    Dillon Gee is expected to get a start for the Twins during Monday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

    Advice: The start had been expected to go to Dietrich Enns (shoulder), but he was placed on the disabled list Thursday. Gee will be pitching on three days' rest after he made a relief appearance Thursday, but he threw only 36 pitches over 2 2/3 scoreless innings. The veteran righty holds a 3.16 ERA and 22/8 K/BB ratio over 25 2/3 innings in his eight appearances -- one start -- in the majors this season. Friday, 6:22 am
  • Jarrett Parker notches two-run double in win
    Jarrett Parker went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two RBI in Thursday's win over the Phillies.

    Advice: Parker gave the Giants a 4-1 lead with his two-run double off Aaron Nola in the fifth inning. With his pair of two-baggers, he has now collected seven doubles in 22 games played this season. He is working to a .268/.307/.437 triple slash in that space. Thursday, 10:16 pm
  • Granderson delivers grand slam against Yanks
    Curtis Granderson hit a grand slam in a loss to the Yankees on Thursday.

    Advice: Mets fans had little to cheer about on this night, and most nights, but Granderson gave the remaining fans a treat when he cleared the wall in the ninth inning to cut the Yankees' lead to two. That would remain the difference, making the dong little more than a footnote of an otherwise forgettable game for the Queens club. Granderson also walked twice in the contest. The 36-year-old is hitting .228/.334/.481 with 19 homers, 52 RBI and 58 runs scored this season. Thursday, 9:37 pm
  • Yasiel Puig walks it off for Dodgers
    Yasiel Puig walked off another Dodgers win with a two-run double in the ninth inning Wednesday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Puig, who had been hitless over the last week, plated Logan Forsythe and Austin Barnes to give the Dodgers a 4-3 win. He has 57 RBI in 372 at-bats, which is pretty good for someone who has spent so much of the year batting eighth. The Dodgers improved to 85-34 with the victory. Wednesday, 11:12 pm
  • Beltre swats two-run bomb vs Tigers
    Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Tigers.

    Advice: His two-run shot in the third inning knocked starter Anibal Sanchez out of the game. The future Hall of Famer spent the first two months of the season on the disabled list with a calf injury but hasn't let that affect his performance since returning. He has a marvelous .313/.381/.549 triple slash with 13 homers and 52 RBI in 65 games. Wednesday, 10:34 pm
  • Judge goes 2-for-5 with a solo home run Wed.
    Aaron Judge hit a solo home run and went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in a 5-3 win over the Mets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He went yard off starter Robert Gsellman to put his squad in front in the fourth inning. The young slugger has really struggled since the All Star break but seems to be snapping out of his funk this week. He has a mammoth stat line featuring a .291 batting average with 37 home runs, 91 runs scored, 80 RBI and seven stolen bases. Not bad for a rookie, eh? Wednesday, 8:44 pm
  • Phelps scheduled for Friday pen session
    David Phelps (elbow) will throw a bullpen session on Friday.

    Advice: If that goes well, Phelps will advance to a simulated setting before hopefully joining the Mariners midway through their upcoming road trip. When healthy, Phelps will occupy a setup role ahead of closer Edwin Diaz. Wednesday, 1:37 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:35 pm @Atl
  • J.J. Hardy (wrist) hits in cages Wednesday
    J.J. Hardy (wrist) hit in the cages and played long toss on Wednesday.

    Advice: And he is hoping to advance to on-field batting practice on Friday. Hardy told reporters earlier this week that he is aiming to return to the Orioles' active roster by the beginning of September, but he might not have a starting job when he gets back as deadline-acquisition Tim Beckham has played tremendously. Wednesday, 11:37 am
    60-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Oak
  • Jayson Werth (foot) nearing rehab assignment
    Jayson Werth (foot) is reporting to the Nationals' spring training facility in West Palm Beach, Florida.

    Advice: He'll work out there for the next couple of days before possibly embarking on a minor league rehab assignment over the weekend. Werth has been on the disabled list since early June with a bone bruise in his left foot. The veteran outfielder should be ready for activation around the final week of August or first week of September, assuming he can avoid setbacks. Wednesday, 8:33 am
    60-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Zach Davies beats Pirates for 14th win of '17
    Zach Davies limited the Pirates to one run over 6 2/3 innings to pick up his 14th victory on Tuesday.

    Advice: We're three-quarters of the way through the season and Zach Davies has a realistic chance at 20 wins. He hasn't been great; his 4.26 ERA is worse than his 3.97 mark from last year, when he went 11-7 in 28 starts. His strikeouts are down and his walks are up. Still, he has taken a step forward this last month and the run support has been there all year long. Tuesday, 8:25 pm
  • Tyler Skaggs solid in loss to Nationals
    Tyler Skaggs held the Nationals to two runs over five innings but took a loss Tuesday.

    Advice: Skaggs walked a couple and gave up seven hits on the night, including a pair of solo home runs to Howie Kendrick. He needed 91 pitches to cover his five frames. All told, though, it’s not a bad showing in what was a difficult matchup. Skaggs struggled in his first start back from the disabled list but has been much better the last two times out. He’ll get the Rangers and Astros at home next week. Tuesday, 7:04 pm
  • Bruce Maxwell goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Bruce Maxwell went 0-for-4 on Monday and is 4-for-29 with no extra-base hits this month.

    Advice: The A's decided to let Stephen Vogt go in order to give Maxwell an extended look behind the plate, but after a fine start offensively, he's been horrible this last month, going 8-for-65 with no homers since July 15. He'll need to do better to secure a place in Oakland's 2018 plans. Monday, 10:51 pm
    4:05 pm @Bal
  • Aaron Judge hits 36th homer on Monday
    Aaron Judge belted home run No. 36 on Monday night against the Mets.

    Advice: It was a game-tying solo shot in the bottom of the sixth inning. Judge also drew a walk in the bottom of the fourth, finishing the 4-2 victory 1-for-3 with one RBI and one run scored. He has slowed considerably since the All-Star break, but the rookie slugger still boasts a .289/.420/.608 overall season slash line with 88 runs scored and 87 RBI. Monday, 7:54 pm
  • Granderson slugs 18th home run on Monday
    Curtis Granderson hit his 18th home run of the season Monday night against the Yankees.

    Advice: Granderson belted a solo shot off Yankees starter Luis Cessa in the top of the third inning, and Yoenis Cespedes repeated the act moments later. Granderson has been steadily productive since early May and Mike Puma of the New York Post reported Monday evening that waiver-trade interest in the 36-year-old outfielder "has picked up lately." We may see a move. Monday, 7:50 pm
  • J.J. Hardy (wrist) aiming for September
    J.J. Hardy (wrist) said Monday that he's aiming to be ready for the beginning of September.

    Advice: Hardy is slated to begin a rehab assignment this week. He's been out since mid-June with a fractured right wrist and might not have an everyday job waiting for him when he gets back with Tim Beckham playing so well. Monday, 4:53 pm
    60-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Oak
  • Interest in Curtis Granderson 'has picked up'
    Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that interest in Curtis Granderson "has picked up lately."

    Advice: Marc Carig of Newsday reported Sunday that Granderson was drawing "little interest" on the trade market, but Puma is hearing that the tide is turning. It certainly make sense given that the veteran outfielder is batting .267/.386/.563 with 16 homers since May 1. He can help a contender, whether it's as a full- or part-timer. Monday, 1:51 pm
  • Granderson to DH Monday vs. Yankees
    Curtis Granderson will serve as the designated hitter Monday against the Yankees.

    Advice: Playing under American League rules will allow Juan Lagares to make a start in center field. Michael Conforto will slide over to right field. Monday, 12:42 pm
  • Phelps (elbow) could return this weekend
    David Phelps (elbow) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as this weekend.

    Advice: Phelps is expected to throw from a mound in the next day or so. If all goes well, he'll progress to a simulated game before potentially being activated for a critical series against the Rays this weekend. Phelps was originally expected to miss 2-3 weeks with a right elbow impingement, but he's poised to beat that timetable. Aug 14, 7:27 am
    10-Day DL
    4:35 pm @Atl
  • Report: Granderson drawing little interest
    Marc Carig of Newsday writes that Curtis Granderson "continues to generate little interest" on the trade market.

    Advice: It doesn't make much sense, as Granderson has quietly been one of the league's best hitters after getting off to a slow start. He owns a 147 wRC+ dating back to May 1, which ranks higher than the likes of Andrew McCutchen, Kris Bryant, Bryce Harper, and Freddie Freeman among many other impressive names. The 36-year-old has cleared revocable waivers, so he can be traded to any team. There's still a chance that a contender will come to their senses and get a deal done this month. Aug 14, 6:29 am
  • Curtis Granderson homers, knocks in three
    Curtis Granderson went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double and three RBI in leading the Mets to a 6-2 win over the Phillies on Sunday.

    Advice: We maintain that Granderson was the better acquisition for a contender than Jay Bruce, but there's still time to see if that will play out; he's cleared waivers and the Mets still could move him for a prospect and salary relief. Granderson is hitting .284/.409/.597 in 201 at-bats since May 15. Aug 13, 3:46 pm
  • Adrian Beltre belts solo home run off Keuchel
    Adrian Beltre went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Beltre put the Rangers on the board with a solo home run off Dallas Keuchel in the sixth inning. The veteran slugger has collected nine hits -- including three extra-base hits -- in his last four games. He is slashing a strong .311/.381/.540 with 12 homers and 48 RBI in 235 at-bats for the season as a whole. Had he not missed the first two months of the campaign with a calf injury, his counting stats would be even more substantial. He has done no wrong with the bat since returning to action at the end of May. Aug 13, 3:22 pm
  • Neil Walker has two hits in Brewers' debut
    Neil Walker went 2-for-4 and scored a run in his Brewers' debut on Sunday.

    Advice: Walker found himself hitting cleanup in the Brewers' lineup, which would lead to ample RBI opportunities the rest of the season if he stays near the middle of the order. The veteran second baseman is hitting .268/.341/.442 with 10 homers and 36 RBI on the season. Aug 13, 2:25 pm
  • Brandon Crawford not in Giants lineup Sunday
    Brandon Crawford is not in the Giants' starting lineup for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Nationals.

    Advice: Crawford went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in the first game on Sunday. Kelby Tomlinson is starting in his place at shortstop and batting eighth for the Giants against Max Scherzer and the Nationals. Aug 13, 1:52 pm
  • Stratton fans 10 in brilliant outing vs. Nats
    Chris Stratton struck out 10 batters over 6 2/3 scoreless innings Sunday in the Giants' 4-2 win over the Nationals.

    Advice: Stratton gave up just one walk and five hits -- all singles -- as the Giants took the first game of Sunday's doubleheader at Nationals Park. It was a surprisingly great outing from the 26-year-old right-hander, who entered the day with a 6.63 ERA and 1.74 WHIP. We wouldn't expect any repeat performances from him moving forward. Aug 13, 1:19 pm
  • David Phelps (elbow) played catch Sunday
    David Phelps (elbow) played catch on Sunday.

    Advice: And he's hoping to resume throwing off a mound within the next couple of days. Phelps landed on the 10-day disabled list August 7 with a right elbow impingement. He should be ready to return to the Mariners' bullpen around the end of the month. Aug 13, 11:21 am
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  • Puig (knee, hamstring) draws walk in return
    Yasiel Puig (knee, hamstring) finished 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored Saturday against the Padres.

    Advice: Puig had been dealing with some minor knee and hamstring soreness. He owns a decent .807 OPS with 21 home runs, 55 RBI, and 54 runs scored in 110 games this year. Aug 13, 6:12 am
  • Beltre drives in three as Rangers top Astros
    Adrian Beltre went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI to pace the Rangers as they downed the Astros 8-3 on Saturday.

    Advice: Beltre did his damage with a pair of hits, an RBI double in the fifth inning and a two-run single in the sixth. The month of August has found him well, as the 38-year-old is working on a seven-game hitting streak and is 12-for-40 with two doubles, two homers, 11 RBI and three runs scored since the start of the month. The future Hall-of-Famer is now hitting .306/.375/.526 overall. Aug 12, 10:57 pm
  • Brewers officially acquire Walker from Mets
    Brewers acquired 2B Neil Walker and cash from the Mets for a player to be named later.

    Advice: The deal had been expected for hours but didn't become official until after the Brewers and Mets wrapped up their games on Saturday. With Eric Sogard fading after a hot start and Jonathan Villar barely hitting over .200, the Brewers obviously felt they needed an upgrade at second base. The Mets are officially in rebuild mode after dealing Lucas Duda, Addison Reed, Jay Bruce and Walker in the span of a couple weeks. Curtis Granderson and Asdrubal Cabrera could be the next to go if New York's fire sale continues. Aug 12, 8:33 pm
  • Brewers to acquire Neil Walker from Mets
    Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports the Brewers are "close" to acquiring Neil Walker from the Mets.

    Advice: Per reports, the Mets are getting a player to be named later. Walker was scratched from Saturday's game against the Phillies, though an official announcement isn't expected until later tonight. The Mets had a deal in place to trade Walker to the Yankees on July 31, but the Bombers suspiciously backed out due to medical concerns. Asdrubal Cabrera and Jose Reyes will be candidates to replace Walker at second base in New York while Walker figures to supplant Eric Sogard and Jonathan Villar as the Brewers' primary second baseman down the stretch. To complete the deal, the Mets will reportedly eat at least some portion of Walker's remaining $5 million salary. Aug 12, 2:54 pm
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