• Throwing off mound again
    Walker (finger) threw a bullpen session Saturday and is scheduled to throw another Wednesday at his home in Arizona, Corey Seidman of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

    Advice: Phillies manager Rob Thomson said Walker "looked great" in Saturday's throwing session in Philadelphia, and the right-hander has received the green light to continue throwing on his own over the All-Star break. He'll link back up with the Phillies following the break before the club determines whether he's ready to face hitters. Walker is expected to require multiple starts on a minor-league rehab assignment as he looks to move past a blister and inflammation on his right index finger, so he doesn't look to be on pace for a return from the 15-day injured list until at least early August. Rotowire.com 6 minutes ago
  • Three extra-base hits in win
    Yastrzemski went 3-for-3 with a triple, two doubles and a walk in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Twins.

    Advice: Yastrzemski's triple was the decisive play, as it turned into a Little League home run when he scored on a throwing error by Brooks Lee. Neither power nor speed have been notable for Yastrzemski this year, though this was his third multi-hit effort in his last four games. The outfielder is slashing .241/.316/.436 with eight home runs, 31 RBI, 29 runs scored, nine doubles, five triples and one stolen base across 78 contests. Rotowire.com 6 minutes ago
  • Justyn-Henry Malloy delivers as pinch-hitter
    Justyn-Henry Malloy delivered a game-tying single as a pinch-hitter in the ninth as the Tigers came back to beat the Dodgers 4-3 on Sunday.

    Advice: Zach McKinstry tripled and Malloy drove him in. Malloy then came around to score on a pair of errors, both of them coming on sac bunts. Malloy, who was out of the lineup today for the first time in six games, is batting .219/.309/.417 through 110 plate appearances. That’s not too bad, but he needs to pick it up some or risk getting sent down when Kerry Carpenter returns or maybe if the Tigers want to give Spencer Torkelson another chance. Rotoworld 8 minutes ago
  • Brent Honeywell Jr. goes three scoreless in start
    Making his Dodgers debut, Brent Honeywell Jr. pitched three scoreless innings Sunday in a start against the Tigers.

    Advice: Honeywell was working in relief in the Pirates organization, so this is the first time this year that he’s completed three innings. He allowed just one hit, walked none and struck out two, which should ensure that he sticks around after the break, probably as a reliever. Rotoworld 9 minutes ago
  • Yohan Ramírez throws ball away to blow save
    Yohan Ramírez took his second blown save after committing two errors and giving up two runs — one earned — in the ninth Sunday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Ramírez pitched a scoreless eighth, and the Dodgers opted to leave him in for the ninth with Evan Phillips definitely unavailable and Daniel Hudson also going unused. He went on to give up a leadoff triple and an RBI single to tie the game. He then botched consecutive sac bunts, throwing the ball away on the second to allow the winning run to score from second. It went as his fifth loss in addition to his second blown save. Rotoworld 9 minutes ago
  • James Outman goes 0-for-2, gets pulled
    James Outman went 0-for-2 with a strikeout before being pulled for a pinch-hitter Sunday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Outman went 3-for-5 in his first two games back in the majors, but he’s 0-for-8 with seven strikeouts since. Jason Heyward could rejoin the Dodgers on Friday, and Outman hasn’t made much of a case for sticking around. Rotoworld 9 minutes ago
  • Picks up sixth win
    Walker (6-3) retired both batters he faced and earned the win Sunday over the Twins.

    Advice: Walker was called on for damage control after Camilo Doval blew a save chance. Walker got Willi Castro to ground out and Brooks Lee to fly out, keeping the game tied at 2-2 before Mike Yastrzemski tripled and scored on an error to win it for the Giants. Aside from a three-run stumble versus the Blue Jays on Tuesday, Walker continues to be quite steady in a high-leverage role. He's at a 2.32 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 62:10 K:BB through 50.1 innings while adding 17 holds and two blown saves this season. While reliever wins can be tricky to project, Walker's steady ratios, high strikeout rate and setup duties make him a reliable option for fantasy managers. Rotowire.com 9 minutes ago
  • Receiving another start
    Phillips is scheduled to make his next start either Saturday or Sunday in Pittsburgh, Corey Seidman of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

    Advice: Phillips will get a second turn through the rotation after he held his own in his first MLB start Saturday, when he earned a win over the Athletics while striking out five and allowing four runs on six hits and no walks over six innings. Whether Phillips pitches Saturday or Sunday will depend on how extensively left-hander Cristopher Sanchez is used in Tuesday's All-Star Game, but the Phillies are already committed to having the 26-year-old right-hander pitch next weekend against the Pirates. Unless he implodes against the Pirates, Phillips should get at least one more start after that, as the Phillies don't seem to be counting on Taijuan Walker (finger) returning from the injured list until August. Rotowire.com 11 minutes ago
  • Blows save Sunday
    Doval allowed two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out one over one-third of an inning, taking a blown save in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Twins.

    Advice: Doval's poor performance didn't stop the Giants from winning, but it made things a bit hairy in the ninth inning. The closer had gone five scoreless innings since his last blown save June 28, though he continues to put too many batters on base. For the season, Doval has a 4.38 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 49:24 K:BB over 37 innings while going 17-for-21 in save chances. If manager Bob Melvin changes his approach to the closer job, Doval could lose some of his save share to Ryan Walker or Tyler Rogers. Rotowire.com 14 minutes ago