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  • Seager finally connects for first 2017 homer
    Kyle Seager hit his first home run of the season in Saturday's loss to the Indians.

    Advice: Seager had managed 13 RBI through his first 21 games despite going homerless, and Saturday's blast was just a solo shot. Still, it's good that he finally broke through, hopefully opening the floodgates after he hit a career-high 30 homers last year. Overall, the 29-year-old is hitting .254/.360/.394. 36 minutes ago
  • Giants' Crawford (groin) placed on 10-day DL
    Giants transferred SS Brandon Crawford from the three-day bereavement list to the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: He was on the bereavement list due to a death in the family but was also suffering from a strained groin that will keep him sidelined for at least another week. His DL stint was backdated to April 26th. Today, 2:47 pm
    10-Day DL
    Bot 1, 0-0 vs SD
  • Jeurys Familia records first save on Saturday
    Jeurys Familia recorded his first save of the season on Saturday, working a perfect ninth inning to protect a two-run lead against the Nationals.

    Advice: Familia had been shaky since returning from the disabled list, so Saturday's outing had to be a welcomed sight to both Mets' fans and fantasy owners alike. He now carries a 1.80 ERA, 2.00 WHIP and 9/6 K/BB ratio through his first five innings. Today, 1:32 pm
  • Britton to make another rehab appearance
    Zach Britton (forearm) is scheduled to make another minor league rehab appearance with Double-A Bowie on Sunday.

    Advice: The O's had been hopeful that he could return to the big league bullpen on Sunday, but after struggling in Friday's rehab appearance they wanted to get him one more outing. If all goes well, he'll return to the O's on Tuesday. Today, 8:44 am
    10-Day DL
    L, 12-4 @NYY
  • Devin Mesoraco not in Reds lineup Saturday
    Devin Mesoraco is not in the Reds' starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Mesoraco started his first game of the year on Friday, going 1-for-3 at the plate plus a walk. He's going to be eased back into full-time action, so expect plenty of days off early on, especially with a day game after a night game. Tucker Barnhart is behind the plate and batting eighth for the Reds on Saturday. Today, 7:57 am
  • Mariners place Evan Scribner on 10-day DL
    Mariners placed RHP Evan Scribner on the 10-day disabled list with a flexor bundle strain in his right elbow.

    Advice: The 31-year-old hurler has been a disaster in his eight appearances with the Mariners this season, compiling an 11.05 ERA, 1.77 WHIP and 6/0 K/BB ratio in 7 1/3 innings. It's unclear at the moment just how long he'll be sidelined. Today, 7:45 am
    10-Day DL
    L, 4-3 @Cle
  • Welington Castillo not in Orioles lineup
    Welington Castillo is not in the Orioles' starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Just a routine day of rest for the hard-hitting backstop. Caleb Joseph will start behind the dish and is batting ninth against Michael Pineda and the Yankees on Saturday. Today, 7:32 am
  • A.J. Griffin hit hard in rehab start Friday
    A.J. Griffin (gout) was hit hard in his minor league rehab start with Triple-A Round Rock on Friday, surrendering four runs on five hits in just 1 1/3 innings.

    Advice: The right-hander served up a pair of home runs and walked two while striking out one. He was only supposed to need one rehab start before rejoining the Rangers' rotation, but given how poorly this went, he's likely to make another one. Nick Martinez is holding his spot in the big league rotation for the time being. Today, 6:20 am
    10-Day DL
    Bot 6, 4-2 vs LAA
  • Brandon Belt reaches four times
    Brandon Belt went 3-for-3 with a double, a walk and two runs scored Friday against the Padres.

    Advice: Belt has been the Giants' best hitter so far, coming in at .265/.390/.506 in 83 at-bats. Since the entire lineup has been down, that's gotten him a modest nine RBI and 14 runs scored through 23 games. He's second on the team in RBI and first in runs, though. Yesterday, 11:50 pm
  • A.J. Pollock steals two bases
    A.J. Pollock went 1-for-3 with a walk and two steals against the Rockies on Friday.

    Advice: The Diamondnacks are running like mad, and Pollock already has nine steals in 11 attempts. At this rate, he's not going to have to be a great hitter to finish the year as a top-10 outfielders. Yesterday, 11:42 pm
  • Altuve walks, scores run in return to action
    Jose Altuve (head, shoulder) went 0-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in his return to action Friday against the Athletics.

    Advice: Altuve missed back-to-back starts after his collision with teammate Teoscar Hernandez on Tuesday night, but he should be good to go moving forward. The dynamic second baseman is batting .305 with two homers, seven RBI, seven steals, and 12 runs scored through 22 games on the young season. Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Kyle Gibson gives up three runs to Royals
    Kyle Gibson surrendered three runs in 5 1/3 innings Friday in a no-decision versus the Royals.

    Advice: The good news is that the Twins went on to win. Gibson, though, hasn't lasted six innings in any of his five starts this year, and he's sporting an 8.03 ERA. A quality start or two would be nice. He'll get his next chance Thursday against the A's. Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Salvador Perez hits sixth homer
    Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 and homered Friday against the Twins.

    Advice: Perez seems to have lost something defensively, at least when it comes to throwing out basestealers, but he's off to a solid start offensively, with six homer already this season. However, because the Royals offense has been so pathetic, Perez has scored just seven runs and driven in 11. Yesterday, 10:03 pm
  • Thames (hamstring) singles in return
    Eric Thames (hamstring) went 1-for-4 with a single and a walk in his return to the lineup Friday against the Braves.

    Advice: Thames was forced to make an early exit Wednesday due to left hamstring tightness, but fortunately for fantasy owners, he felt fine after the off-day on Thursday. The 30-year-old has been a revelation in his return to MLB, batting .364/.484/.870 with 11 homers and 19 RBI through 22 games. Yesterday, 9:57 pm
    Top 7, 2-6 vs Atl
  • Trout homers in win over Rangers
    Mike Trout went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer, a walk, and two runs scored Friday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Trout gave the Angels the lead in the top of the sixth, though the Rangers quickly tied things up in the bottom of the frame. Albert Pujols later put the Angels ahead for good with a three-run shot in the eighth. Trout is now up to seven home runs this month, which is his new career-high for April. That’s a scary thought. The 25-year-old is riding a 12-game hitting streak and owns a .355/.425/.710 batting line so far this season. Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • Zach Britton (arm) walks two in rehab outing
    Zach Britton (forearm) struggled in his rehab outing with Double-A Bowie on Friday, allowing one run on a hit and two walks in 2/3 of an inning.

    Advice: The O's would have loved to see Britton work a clean inning on Friday and return to the bullpen on Sunday, but perhaps they'll decide to give him another outing now before bringing him back. Britton threw 17 of his 28 pitches for strikes in Friday's appearance. Yesterday, 6:00 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 12-4 @NYY
  • Britton (forearm) activated Sunday or Tuesday
    Zach Britton (forearm) will be activated from the disabled list either Sunday or Tuesday.

    Advice: Britton will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Bowie on Friday. Assuming everything goes off without a hitch, he'll likely be activated Sunday after the one appearance. However, if the Orioles determine that he needs another one, they'll delay his activation until Tuesday. Brad Brach has been filling in at closer. Yesterday, 2:52 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 12-4 @NYY
  • Eric Thames (hamstring) in Brewers' lineup
    Eric Thames (hamstring) is back in the Brewers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Thames departed Wednesday's game with some left hamstring tightness, but it was a precautionary exit and he's ready to go. He's at first base and batting second against Bartolo Colon and the Braves. Yesterday, 2:20 pm
    Top 7, 2-6 vs Atl
  • A.J. Griffin (gout) making a rehab start
    A.J. Griffin (gout) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Friday.

    Advice: He should need just the one outing before rejoining the Rangers' rotation. Nick Martinez is drawing another start in Griffin's place Friday. Yesterday, 1:43 pm
    10-Day DL
    Bot 6, 4-2 vs LAA
  • Jose Altuve (head, shoulder) back in lineup
    Jose Altuve (head, shoulder) is back in the Astros' lineup.

    Advice: Altuve missed two starts following Tuesday's collision with Teoscar Hernandez, but he had a pinch-hit single Thursday and is back in there at second base and in the No. 3 hole Friday. He's hitting .321/.393/.449 on the season. Yesterday, 1:42 pm
  • Devin Mesoraco making season debut Friday
    Devin Mesoraco is starting at catcher and batting seventh for the Reds on Friday.

    Advice: It will be Mesoraco's first start in the majors since last April. He will split the catching duties with Tucker Barnhart for now as the Reds ease him back into things follow multiple hip and shoulder surgeries. The Reds also have Scooter Gennett at second base Friday over Jose Peraza. Yesterday, 1:12 pm
  • Jose Altuve (shoulder) has pinch-hit single
    Jose Altuve (shoulder) delivered a pinch-hit single in Thursday's loss to the Indians.

    Advice: Altuve didn't start for the second straight day following Tuesday's collision with Teoscar Hernandez, but he led off the ninth inning with an infield single. He was then caught stealing as the Astros' rally fell short. That he was able to pinch-hit suggests that Altuve should be ready to start Friday. Yesterday, 5:15 am
  • Kyle Seager leads Mariners past Tigers
    Kyle Seager doubled and scored the go-ahead run in the ninth as the Mariners edged the Tigers 2-1 on Thursday.

    Advice: Seager also singled in the Mariners' first run of the game in the sixth inning. It was his first appearance in five days because of a sore hip. Thursday, 2:55 pm
  • Altuve (head) remains out Thursday vs. CLE
    Jose Altuve (head) is sitting out again Thursday versus the Indians.

    Advice: Altuve was also given the day off Wednesday following his nasty collision with Teoscar Hernandez on Tuesday night. The star second baseman has been cleared of a concussion but is experiencing some lingering shoulder soreness. Marwin Gonzalez will draw the start at second on Thursday versus the Tribe. Thursday, 12:09 pm
  • Reds activate C Devin Mesoraco from the DL
    Reds activated C Devin Mesoraco from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Mesoraco will join up with the Reds in St. Louis on Friday for the start of a three-game weekend series against the Cardinals. He struggled on his lengthy minor league rehab assignment and probably won't be an everyday player out of the gate, so the possibility of meaningful fantasy production seems low. Hip and shoulder injuries have limited the 28-year-old former slugger to 39 games since the beginning of the 2015 season. Thursday, 9:56 am
  • Kyle Seager (hip) returns to lineup Thursday
    Kyle Seager (hip) is back in the Mariners' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon.

    Advice: Seager wound up missing four games because of a sore hip. He is starting at third base and batting fifth Thursday versus Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander. Thursday, 7:40 am
  • Brandon Crawford placed on bereavement list
    Giants placed SS Brandon Crawford on the bereavement list.

    Advice: Crawford left the team to attend his sister-in-law's funeral. He also suffered a strained groin on Tuesday night and is expected to undergo an MRI when he returns on Friday. If Crawford lands on the disabled list, the Giants can backdate the move to Tuesday. Wednesday, 3:29 pm
    10-Day DL
    Bot 1, 0-0 vs SD
  • Britton headed to Double-A Bowie on Friday
    Zach Britton is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie on Friday.

    Advice: That's assuming Britton comes out of Wednesday's side session without issue. The Orioles have been taking their time with Britton, who has spent the last two weeks nursing a strained forearm. Interim closer Brad Brach has yet to allow a run in 10 outings this year, so the Orioles are in good hands either way. Wednesday, 2:44 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 12-4 @NYY
  • Thames leaves game with hamstring tightness
    Eric Thames left Wednesday's game against the Reds with left hamstring tightness.

    Advice: Jesus Aguilar replaced Thames at first base to begin the eighth inning. Brewers manager Craig Counsell said the injury is "not a big deal," so it looks like Thames will avoid the disabled list. The hottest hitter in baseball went 1-for-3 with a single and two walks on Wednesday. With Milwaukee off on Thursday, Thames expects to be in the lineup Friday against Atlanta. Wednesday, 1:57 pm
    Top 7, 2-6 vs Atl
  • Kyle Seager (hip) expected to return Thursday
    Mariners manager Scott Servais expects Kyle Seager (hip) to return for Thursday's series finale against the Tigers.

    Advice: Seager will miss his fourth straight game on Wednesday but should be ready to roll for Thursday's matinee. Hot-hitting Taylor Mottter will draw another start at third base on Wednesday night. Corey's older brother has hit .246 with no home runs and 12 RBI this season. Wednesday, 1:20 pm
  • Altuve (head) out of Astros lineup Wednesday
    Jose Altuve (head) is out of the Astros' starting lineup on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Altuve took a blow to the head Tuesday when he collided with teammate Teoscar Hernandez in shallow right field, but the star second baseman was quickly cleared of a concussion. He'll take a day of rest anyway Wednesday versus the Indians, with Marwin Gonzalez covering second base. Wednesday, 12:26 pm
  • Mariners' Seager (hip) out again Wednesay
    Kyle Seager (hip) remains out of the Mariners' starting lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Seager told reporters Tuesday that his hip feels fine and he tried to talk his way into the starting lineup Wednesday night, but manager Scott Servais will play it safe with his star third baseman. Taylor Motter is at the hot corner and batting fifth Wednesday versus the Tigers. Wednesday, 12:24 pm
  • Mike Trout reaches seats in extras
    Mike Trout posted a solo home run in the 10th inning in Tuesday's game against the Athletics.

    Advice: Trout's blast erased a deficit, forcing an 11th inning. The Halos ended up winning thanks to a Kole Calhoun RBI single, giving manager Mike Scioscia his 1,500th victory as manager in Anaheim. Trout has hit safely in nine straight and 14 of the past 15 contests. Tuesday, 11:26 pm
  • Brandon Crawford suffered right groin strain
    Brandon Crawford has been diagnosed with a right groin strain.

    Advice: Giants manager Bruce Bochy said the club is hoping to get an MRI before Crawford goes on bereavement leave Wednesday. This could turn into a 10-day disabled list stint for the 30-year-old shortstop, who injured his groin Tuesday on an eighth-inning single against the Dodgers. He'll be away from the Giants through Friday at least to attend funeral services for his sister-in-law. Eduardo Nunez took over at shortstop on Tuesday night. Tuesday, 10:30 pm
    10-Day DL
    Bot 1, 0-0 vs SD
  • A.J. Pollock sets the table nicely in victory
    A.J. Pollock went 2-for-4 with a double, three runs scored, a walk and an RBI in Tuesday's 9-3 win against the Padres.

    Advice: Pollock also swiped a pair of bases to give him six thefts on the season, including five over the past seven outings. He has recorded six multi-hit games over his past eight outings dating back to April 17, raising his average from .196 to .302 in a big hurry. Tuesday, 10:09 pm
  • Brandon Crawford pulled Tues. with leg injury
    Brandon Crawford was pulled from Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with an apparent leg injury.

    Advice: Crawford grabbed at his upper quad (or groin) as he rounded first base on a single in the bottom of the eighth inning. He tried out some sprints before exiting, so the injury can't be all that serious. The 30-year-old shortstop is due to leave the Giants on Wednesday to attend funeral services for his sister-in-law. San Francisco seems likely to put him on the three-day bereavement list. Tuesday, 9:58 pm
    10-Day DL
    Bot 1, 0-0 vs SD
  • Eric Thames slugs 11th homer in rout of Reds
    Eric Thames delivered his 11th homer Tuesday off the Reds' Robert Stephenson.

    Advice: Eight of those homers have come versus Cincinnati pitching. Thames also worked his 14th walk in 20 games tonight before telling reporters after the game that he's got "plenty of urine and blood" to go around for MLB's drug testers. He has been tested three times since spring training, including a blood and urine test Tuesday. The guy is for real. Tuesday, 9:50 pm
    Top 7, 2-6 vs Atl
  • Jose Altuve (head) expects to play on Wed.
    Jose Altuve (head) said he expects to play Wednesday.

    Advice: Altuve was removed from Tuesday's game against the Indians after taking a blow to the head in an ugly outfield collision with Teoscar Hernandez, but he has already been cleared of a concussion. "Most likely -- I think we still have to wait until tomorrow, but I have a good chance to play tomorrow," the star second baseman told reporters late Tuesday. Tuesday, 7:00 pm
  • Altuve cleared of concussion after collision
    Astros manager A.J. Hinch said a concussion has been ruled out for Jose Altuve.

    Advice: Altuve left Tuesday's game against the Indians after taking a blow to the head in a shallow-outfield collision with teammate Teoscar Hernandez, but the star second baseman checked out fine and can be called day-to-day. Hernandez took the brunt of the hit, appearing to suffer a serious left knee injury. Tuesday, 6:18 pm
  • Altuve and Hernandez removed after collision
    Jose Altuve was removed from Tuesday's game after a collision with teammate Teoscar Hernandez.

    Advice: The two collided while trying to track down a fly ball off the bat of Indians catcher Yan Gomes in the bottom of the eighth inning. Hernandez took the brunt of it and had to be carted off the field with a serious-looking leg injury. Altuve was able to walk off under his own power, but it looked like he took a blow to the head. There should be status updates on both within the hour. Tuesday, 5:26 pm
  • Crawford (bereavement) out Wed and Thurs
    Brandon Crawford will be away from the Giants on Wednesday and Thursday to attend funeral services for his sister-in-law.

    Advice: Crawford could return Friday, so the Giants haven't decided whether they're going to place him on the three-day bereavement list. There should be something more official in the next 24 hours. Tuesday, 4:38 pm
    10-Day DL
    Bot 1, 0-0 vs SD
  • Brandon Belt getting night off Tuesday
    Brandon Belt is getting the night off Tuesday against Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw.

    Advice: Christian Arroyo will start at third base and bat second with Buster Posey at first base and batting cleanup. Nick Hundley is catching Giants left-hander Ty Blach. Tuesday, 3:06 pm
  • Britton (forearm) on target for Friday rehab
    Zach Britton (forearm) is scheduled to make a minor league rehab appearance on Friday.

    Advice: That assumes he makes it through a full bullpen session Wednesday without issue. There's talk of Britton returning to the Orioles on Sunday, but the 29-year-old closer still has some big hurdles to clear. Brad Brach and Darren O'Day have been handling ninth-inning duties for Baltimore while Britton nurses a forearm strain. Tuesday, 1:38 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 12-4 @NYY
  • Kyle Seager says his sore hip now feels fine
    Kyle Seager told reporters Tuesday that his hip feels fine.

    Advice: Seager was scratched from Sunday's series finale against the A's with a sore hip and he won't start Tuesday night's series opener at Detroit, but it sounds like the third baseman will be available off the bench. Taylor Motter is filling in at the hot corner for Seattle on Tuesday with Jean Segura (hamstring) returning to shortstop. Tuesday, 12:49 pm
  • Thames slugs two more homers versus Reds
    Eric Thames hit two more homers and drew two more walks Monday in the Brewers' 11-7 defeat of the Reds.

    Advice: Thames was mostly held in check over the weekend in St. Louis, but he got back to his Barry Bonds-like ways on Monday night. The big slugger hit a solo homer off Reds left-hander Amir Garrett in the first inning and then tagged Garrett again for a two-run shot in the second. He finished out his final three plate appearances with two walks. Thames has batted .373/.481/.910 with 10 home runs and 13 walks in 19 games this season. He's already matched the Brewers' franchise record for most home runs in April, with five games to go. Monday, 8:43 pm
    Top 7, 2-6 vs Atl
  • Mesoraco (hip, shoulder) to be activated Fri.
    Devin Mesoraco (hip, shoulder) is set to be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

    Advice: Mesoraco will have used the full 20-day allotment on his rehab assignment as he builds up his stamina in game action following two seasons sabotaged by hip and shoulder surgeries. He batted only .175/.283/.275 with one home run over 46 plate appearances so far for Double-A Pensacola and will split playing time at catcher with Tucker Barnhart, so Mesoraco doesn't figure to make a big fantasy impact right away. However, he should get more and more starts if he holds up physically, and the talent has certainly been there in the past. Monday, 5:16 pm
  • A.J. Griffin (ankle) to throw light 'pen Mon.
    A.J. Griffin (ankle) will throw a light bullpen session Monday.

    Advice: He could throw another one Wednesday. Working his way back from gout in his left ankle, Griffin is eligible to return on Friday against the Angels and seems likely to start then assuming all goes well. Monday, 2:28 pm
    10-Day DL
    Bot 6, 4-2 vs LAA
  • Salvador Perez (neck) back in Royals' lineup
    Salvador Perez (neck) is back in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Perez missed a couple games with a stiff neck. He's catching and batting fifth against Miguel Gonzalez and the White Sox. Monday, 1:50 pm
  • Britton (forearm) to throw 'pen session Wed.
    Zach Britton (forearm) will throw a full bullpen session on Wednesday.

    Advice: That's assuming he feels fine Tuesday following Monday's flat-ground session. The Orioles are saying Britton will be re-evaluated after Wednesday's bullpen session but they didn't indicate whether a short rehab assignment might be the next step or if he might just be activated. We'll know more in a few days. Monday, 1:48 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 12-4 @NYY
  • Zach Britton (forearm) resumes throwing Mon.
    Zach Britton (forearm) played catch from 90 feet and threw some pitches off flat ground on Monday.

    Advice: It was his first time throwing since an MRI on Friday ruled out structural damage. He said his arm felt good Monday, but more should be known about the next step after he talks to Buck Showalter and visits with a hand specialist. Brad Brach has been filling in at closer. Monday, 12:40 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 12-4 @NYY
  • Mike Trout notches pair of singles in defeat
    Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a steal in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: The Angels managed seven hits against Marcus Stroman, but all seven of those came from Trout, Albert Pujols and Andrelton Simmons. The rest of the team went a combined 0-for-19. For his part, Trout is off to a predictably blistering start this season, hitting .351/.424/.676 with five homers, 14 RBI and four steals. Sunday, 3:57 pm
  • Kyle Gibson crushed in loss to Tigers Sunday
    Kyle Gibson was crushed in Sunday's loss to the Tigers, allowing seven runs (six earned) on eight hits in just 2 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Gibson struck out three and walked two in the short outing. Alex Avila tagged him for a two-run homer in the second inning and the Tigers rallied for five more in the third to chase the veteran right-hander. He'll try to regroup and improve upon his troublesome 9.00 ERA and 1.94 WHIP when he takes the hill against the Royals in Kansas City on Friday. Sunday, 2:47 pm
  • Altuve goes 3-for-5 with homer against Rays
    Jose Altuve finished 3-for-5 with a homer and two runs scored Sunday in the Astros' 6-4 victory over the Rays.

    Advice: Altuve slugged a solo homer off the Rays starter Matt Andriese in the top of the fifth inning and scored an important run after a single in the top of the 10th as Houston came back from a 4-0 first-inning deficit to win the game in extras. Altuve is slashing .324/.393/.459 with two home runs, seven RBI, seven stolen bases, and 11 runs scored in 19 games this season. Sunday, 2:00 pm
  • Kyle Seager scratched Sunday with sore hip
    Kyle Seager was scratched from the Mariners' lineup Sunday with a sore hip.

    Advice: It's something that been bothering him for a few days, although Seager said he'd be available to pinch-hit so it looks like a minor issue. Mike Freeman will fill in at third base. Sunday, 11:00 am
  • A.J. Pollock not in Sunday's lineup
    A.J. Pollock is absent from the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a routine day off. Chris Owings and Yasmany Tomas are also getting breathers, as the D'Backs have Jeremy Hazelbaker in center field, Nick Ahmed at shortstop and Daniel Descalso in left field. Sunday, 9:55 am
  • A.J. Griffin (ankle) plays catch
    A.J. Griffin (ankle) played catch in the outfield Sunday.

    Advice: Griffin went on the disabled list due to gout in his left ankle, but it won't stop him from continuing a throwing program. He might only miss one start. Sunday, 9:10 am
    10-Day DL
    Bot 6, 4-2 vs LAA
  • Salvador Perez (neck) out again on Sunday
    Salvador Perez (neck) remained out of the Royals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He hasn't caught since Thursday and has now missed two straight starts due to a sore neck. Drew Butera will catch again. The Royals are also giving Lorenzo Cain his first day off of the season, as Jorge Bonifacio is in center field. Sunday, 9:06 am
  • Brandon Belt delivers pair of doubles
    Brandon Belt went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a run scored and RBI in Saturday's game against the Rockies.

    Advice: Belt picked up just seven hits over his first 38 at-bats (.184) through 10 games. He has picked up the pace, however, hitting safely in seven straight to lift his average to .254 while posting four extra-base hits over the past five contests. He remains a reliable and safe fantasy option across most formats. Saturday, 10:44 pm
  • Altuve slaps solo home run vs Rays Sat.
    Jose Altuve went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, two runs scored, a walk and a stolen base in Saturday's loss to the Rays.

    Advice: He took Blake Snell deep in the fourth inning for his first homer of the season. He will have to pick up the pace if he hopes to match his career high of 24 longballs he hit last season. Altuve is batting .304/.380/.406 with nine runs scored, six RBI and seven stolen bases through 18 games. Saturday, 6:33 pm
  • Crawford to go on bereavement leave soon
    Brandon Crawford will be placed on bereavement leave next week.

    Advice: Crawford will be away from the team while he attends funeral services for his sister-in-law, who passed away last week. At most, he’ll miss three games. Eduardo Nunez will likely handle shortstop in Crawford’s absence. Saturday, 5:21 pm
    10-Day DL
    Bot 1, 0-0 vs SD
  • Britton (forearm) pleased with MRI results
    Zach Britton (forearm) said he was happy with his MRI results from Friday.

    Advice: The MRI ruled out any structural damage. Britton wants to begin throwing again but he won't be cleared until he meets with a hand specialist on Monday. Interim closer Brad Brach has yet to allow a run this year, so the Orioles can afford to take their time with Britton. Saturday, 1:27 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 12-4 @NYY
  • Kyle Seager not in Mariners' lineup Saturday
    Kyle Seager is absent from the Mariners' starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Athletics.

    Advice: Seager has played in each of the team's first 18 games of the season so he has earned a day off. Mike Freeman is starting at the hot corner and batting eighth against Jharel Cotton and the A's on Saturday. Saturday, 10:06 am
  • A.J. Pollock homers in Arizona's win
    A.J. Pollock went 3-for-6 with a homer and a double in the Diamondbacks' 13-5 takedown of the Dodgers on Friday.

    Advice: Arizona was trailing 5-4 before busting out for nine runs in the bottom of the eighth and decimating the Dodgers bullpen's sparking ERA for all-time. Pollock's homer came much earlier, leading off the bottom of the first off Alex Wood. It was his first homer since Opening Day. Friday, 10:44 pm
  • Familia walks in go-ahead run in loss
    Jeurys Familia walked in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning in Friday’s loss to the Nationals.

    Advice: Josh Smoker began the 11th inning after tossing a scoreless 10th, but he was pulled after giving up a one-out double and Daniel Murphy was intentionally walked. Familia, who threw 30 pitches in his season debut on Thursday, then issued consecutive walks to Anthony Rendon and pinch-hitter Trea Turner to force in a run. He bounced back from there to strike out Chris Heisey and Jose Lobaton swinging, but the damage was done. Look for him to get the day off Saturday. Friday, 8:25 pm
  • A.J. Griffin lands on DL with ankle issue
    Rangers placed RHP A.J. Griffin on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 18, with gout in his left ankle.

    Advice: Griffin is eligible to return from the disabled list as early as April 28, so there's a chance that he only misses one start with this flare up. Griffin was scheduled to start against the Royals on Saturday, so the club will be forced to find an emergency fill-in. Friday, 3:58 pm
    10-Day DL
    Bot 6, 4-2 vs LAA
  • After two-game break, Thames homers again
    Eric Thames went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Cardinals on Thursday.

    Advice: After taking a two-game hiatus from hitting dingers, Thames found his power stroke again for his league-leading eighth homer. The 30-year-old also leads the league with 20 runs and a bonkers .415/.500/.981 line. With each passing day, the doubt about whether Thames' start is for real dissipates. Thursday, 9:21 pm
    Top 7, 2-6 vs Atl
  • Welington Castillo not starting Thursday
    Welington Castillo is not in the Orioles' lineup Thursday against the Reds.

    Advice: It's a routine day off for the 29-year-old. Manager Buck Showalter said it's just a coincidence that Caleb Joseph is catching Wade Miley for the third time in a row and insisted that Joseph is not Miley's personal catcher. Castillo has hit .326 this season, but has yet to homer in 43 at-bats. Thursday, 3:24 pm
  • Mike Trout homers against Astros
    Mike Trout homered for the Angels' only run of the game in Thursday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: The Angels have scored one or no runs in five of their last seven games and two and five in the other two. Trout is doing what he can; he's batting .333 with a 1.064 OPS to date. The rest of the team has had nothing to offer. Thursday, 3:00 pm
  • Jeurys Familia back after 15-game suspension
    Mets activated RHP Jeurys Familia from the restricted list.

    Advice: He's finished serving a 15-game suspension for violating the league's domestic violence policy. David Wright was transferred to the 60-day DL to make room for Familia on the 40-man roster. The right-hander worked two perfect innings during a brief minor league rehab assignment. The Mets have said they'll ease Familia in, but it won't be long until he's back pitching the ninth inning. When that happens, interim closer Addison Reed will transition into a setup role. Thursday, 1:22 pm
  • Mesoraco (hip, shoulder) ready next week
    Devin Mesoraco (hip, shoulder) is on track to join the Reds next week, either in Milwaukee or St. Louis.

    Advice: Cincinnati has a Monday-Wednesday series at Miller Park and a Friday-Sunday series at Busch Stadium, and Mesoraco should be activated somewhere in that stretch. He's just 4-for-28 (.143) so far in eight rehab games with Double-A Pensacola and isn't going to be an everyday play for the Reds out of the gate. There isn't much fantasy upside here at the moment. Thursday, 1:07 pm
  • A.J. Pollock reaches three times
    A.J. Pollock was responsible for two of Arizona's four hits and its only walk in Wednesday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: Pollock also swiped his third base. The Diamondbacks have been aggressive on the basepaths thus far, which should help Pollock's value. He's already tried five steals, while both Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Owings have gone 4-for-4. Even David Peralta is 2-for-3 Wednesday, 10:41 pm
  • Salvador Perez reaches three times
    Salvador Perez had two hits, an RBI and a walk Wednesday against the Giants.

    Advice: A rare Salvy walk... just his second in 53 at-bats. That's right about on his typical pace, though. He's off to a great start overall, with a .302 average and five homers. Unfortunately, because the guys around him aren't doing much, he has just six runs scored and eight RBI. Wednesday, 7:58 pm
  • Kyle Seager drives in four runs vs. Marlins
    Kyle Seager went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and four total RBI in Wednesday's 10-5 win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Seager drove in his runs in multiple fashions. First up, an RBI double in the third inning. He was immediately back at it in the fourth courtesy of a two-run single and capped off his afternoon's work by drawing a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning. Seager is as consistent as they come on the whole, but is off to a bit of a slow start for the 2017 campaign. His two hits on Wednesday bumped his triple-slash up to .254/.364/.321 in 53 at-bats. He is still searching for his first home run after bopping 30 of them last season. Wednesday, 5:12 pm
  • Zach Britton (forearm) to undergo Friday MRI
    Zach Britton (forearm) will undergo a followup MRI on Friday.

    Advice: Britton said on Tuesday that his left forearm strain is beginning to feel better, but Friday's MRI should help shed light on the exact nature of his injury and should help to give a better idea of when the All-Star closer will be able to return to action. He will first be eligible to return from the 10-day disabled list on April 25. The Orioles are hoping that he will be able to hit that date, or close to it. In the meantime, Brad Brach and Darren O'Day figure to continue to see the bulk of save chances. Wednesday, 2:49 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 12-4 @NYY
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