• Ha-Seong Kim absent from Padres’ lineup Saturday
    Ha-Seong Kim is absent from the Padres’ starting lineup for Saturday’s showdown against the Braves.

    Advice: Despite the fact that Xander Bogaerts is also sitting on Saturday, Kim will receive a day off as well. Tyler Wade will draw a rare start in his place at shortstop and will bat ninth against Reynaldo Lopez and the Braves in San Diego. Rotoworld Today, 1:29 pm
    Ha-Seong KimSD - 2B,3B,SS
    W, 4-0 vs ATL
     
  • Andy Ibáñez goes deep in victory Saturday
    Andy Ibáñez went 1-for-2 with a solo homer and a walk against the Dodgers on Saturday.

    Advice: Ibánez drew a walk in the third inning, then took Justin Wrobleski deep for a solo homer in the fifth before leaving for a pinch-hitter in the seventh when the Dodgers brought a right-hander in out of the bullpen. The 31-year-old infielder is hitting .285/.321/.438 with four homers, 22 runs scored, and 21 RBI across 140 plate appearances. Rotoworld Today, 1:29 pm
    Andy IbáñezDET - 2B,3B,OF
    W, 11-9 vs LAD
     
  • Enrique Hernández goes yard in loss to Tigers
    Hernández got the start at shortstop against a right-hander on Saturday. He came through for the Dodgers with a two-run homer in the seventh inning to extend the lead. The versatile 32-year-old is hitting .191/.258/.299 with five homers and 15 RBI across 213 plate appearances.

    Advice: Rotoworld Today, 1:26 pm
    Kiké HernándezLAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    L, 9-11 @DET
     
  • Not starting Saturday
    Kim is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's matchup against Atlanta, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Advice: Kim will get a rest amidst a four-game mini-slump during which he's gone 2-for-12 with no walks. Tyler Wade is taking over at shortstop in Kim's stead. Rotowire.com Today, 12:49 pm
    Ha-Seong KimSD - 2B,3B,SS
    W, 4-0 vs ATL
     
  • Remains sidelined Saturday
    Miranda (back) isn't in the Twins' lineup for Saturday's game versus San Francisco.

    Advice: Miranda was scratched from Minnesota's lineup ahead of Friday's contest due to back stiffness, and he'll need at least another day to recover before returning to the starting nine. In his absence, Matt Wallner will serve as the Twins' DH and bat fifth. Rotowire.com Today, 12:29 pm
    Jose MirandaMIN - 1B,3B
    Top 9, 3-2 @SF
     
  • Bochy: Josh Jung (wrist) close to rehab assignment
    Rangers manager Bruce Bochy told reporters Josh Jung (wrist) is aiming to start a minor league rehab assignment following next week’s All-Star break.

    Advice: Jung progressed to swinging a light bat each of the last two days and will upgrade to a regular bat later this weekend. The hope is that he’ll be ready to kick off a minor league rehab assignment after the Midsummer Classic. The 26-year-old slugger was shut down earlier this month due to lingering soreness in his surgically-repaired right wrist. It sounds like he has a shot to return at some point in early August. Rotoworld Today, 11:34 am
    Josh JungTEX - 3B
    W, 2-1 @HOU
     
  • Jose Miranda out again Saturday with back issue
    Jose Miranda (back) remains absent from the lineup for Saturday’s game against the Giants.

    Advice: Clearly, the Twins don’t want to take any chances here after Miranda, who is batting an absurd .400 (42-for-105) with three homers, 23 RBI and one steal over his last 30 games, was scratched from Friday’s series opener in San Francisco due to back stiffness. It’ll be rookie sensation Brooks Lee at the keystone and backup catcher Christian Vásquez manning the hot corner in his absence. Fantasy managers should consider him day-to-day for now. Rotoworld Today, 10:59 am
    Jose MirandaMIN - 1B,3B
    Top 9, 3-2 @SF
     
  • Idle Saturday
    Walls isn't in the Rays' lineup for Saturday's game versus Cleveland, Steve Carney of StPeteNine.com reports.

    Advice: After going 0-for-3 with a walk during Friday's win, Walls will take a seat Saturday while Jose Caballero starts at shortstop, batting seventh. Rotowire.com Today, 10:22 am
    Taylor WallsTB - 2B,3B,SS
    L, 2-4 vs CLE
     
  • Back in lineup Friday, Saturday
    De La Cruz is starting at shortstop and batting second Saturday against the Marlins.

    Advice: De La Cruz got just his second day off this season Thursday against Colorado, though the rest day reportedly wasn't related to the hand injury he's been managing. That appears to be confirmed with his inclusion in the lineup Friday and Saturday. De La Cruz will look to extend a four-game hitting streak, during which he's gone 7-for-17 with three doubles and three stolen bases. Rotowire.com Today, 9:58 am
    Elly De La CruzCIN - 3B,SS
    W, 10-6 vs MIA