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  • Price (elbow) to throw off mound again Monday
    David Price (elbow) will throw a 45-50 pitch bullpen session on Monday.

    Advice: It will come after he had a 30-pitch bullpen session Friday where he threw his curveball. Assuming Monday's session goes well, the Red Sox will then map out a rehab assignment plan for Price. That doesn't necessarily mean the next time he throws will be in game action, but at least we should have a clearer picture on a potential timetable. 35 minutes ago
    10-Day DL
    10:35 am @Bal
  • Dustin Pedroia (knee/ankle) to undergo MRI
    Dustin Pedroia will undergo an MRI on his left knee and ankle on Monday in Boston.

    Advice: The swelling and soreness in Pedroia's knee and ankle hasn't gone down as expected, so the Red Sox have decided to send him for additional testing. Pedroia was injured on Friday when he was spiked by the Orioles' Manny Machado on a play at second base. 41 minutes ago
    10:35 am @Bal
  • Dexter Fowler (heel) back in Cards' lineup
    Dexter Fowler (heel) is back in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Fowler was pulled from Friday's game and sat out Saturday with a bruised heel, but he's returned to the leadoff spot Sunday. The Cards are facing Jimmy Nelson and the Brewers. Today, 7:58 am
  • Adam Duvall getting a day off Sunday
    Adam Duvall is absent from the Reds' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a rare day off for the slugger. Scooter Gennett will handle left field. Today, 7:52 am
  • Michael Saunders not in Sunday's lineup
    Michael Saunders is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Daniel Nava will play left field while Aaron Altherr slides over to right. The Phillies also have Brock Stassi at first base over Tommy Joseph and Andrew Knapp at catcher over Cameron Rupp. Today, 7:49 am
  • Dustin Pedroia (knee) held out again Sunday
    Dustin Pedroia (knee) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's sitting out a second straight game after getting spiked in the leg on Friday on a play at second base. The Red Sox are off Monday and are likely shooting for Pedroia to return Tuesday. Marco Hernandez is handling second base again Sunday, while Xander Bogaerts is again in the leadoff spot. Boston also has Christian Vazquez at catcher. Today, 7:45 am
    10:35 am @Bal
  • Aaron Blair optioned to Triple-A
    Braves optioned RHP Aaron Blair to Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Advice: Blair was only up for a couple days and didn't appear in a game. He'll return to Gwinnett's rotation. Today, 7:32 am
    Not Active
    10:35 am @Phi
  • Josh Bell not in Sunday's lineup
    Josh Bell is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Bell has been heating up at the plate lately, but he'll be on the bench for this one. David Freese has shifted over to first base, with Josh Harrison handling third and Phil Gosselin second. The Pirates also have Chris Stewart catching over Francisco Cervelli. Today, 7:31 am
    10:35 am vs NYY
  • Lisalverto Bonilla optioned to Triple-A
    Reds optioned RHP Lisalverto Bonilla to Triple-A Louisville.

    Advice: Bonilla allowed four runs over five relief innings Saturday, so the Reds needed a fresh bullpen arm. His spot will be taken by Ariel Hernandez. Today, 7:25 am
    Not Active
    10:10 am vs ChC
  • Chih-Wei Hu recalled from Triple-A
    Rays recalled RHP Chih-Wei Hu from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Acquired from the Twins in 2015 in the Kevin Jepsen trade, Hu has posted a 3.94 ERA in the early going at Durham this season. He'll be a long relief option and will be making his major league debut when he gets into a game. Today, 7:23 am
  • Tommy Hunter (calf) placed on DL
    Rays placed RHP Tommy Hunter on the 10-day disabled list with a right calf strain.

    Advice: Hunter suffered the injury while covering first base on Saturday. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined. Today, 7:19 am
    Not Active
    10:10 am vs Hou
  • Rajai Davis (hamstring) could play Sunday
    Rajai Davis (hamstring) could return to the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Davis sat out a second straight game Saturday with a tight left hamstring, but he tested the hammy out pregame with some running and hitting. "I think we’re potentially close to getting him in a game," manager Bob Melvin said. "That’s obviously a big part of his game, the running portion, so we don’t want to overdo it, and we want to give him time so once he’s in there, he can play his game. ... Hopefully in the next day or two, he’s back in there in some capacity." Today, 7:12 am
    1:05 pm vs Sea
  • John Axford (shoulder) close to throwing
    John Axford (shoulder) said Saturday that he expects to resume throwing in a few days.

    Advice: Axford said he felt some soreness while making sock throws Wednesday, but he thinks that was mainly because he found it to be "really awkward." "We’re just being a little cautious," he said. "Next time I throw it will just be regular throwing on the field, coming up soon. The way things have progressed, it’s been positive, no issues." Axford isn't expected back for the A's until late May. Today, 7:09 am
    10-Day DL
    1:05 pm vs Sea
  • Ben Zobrist (back) returns to Cubs' lineup
    Ben Zobrist (back) is back in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Zobrist missed a couple games with a sore back, but he'll play second base and bat cleanup Sunday. Willson Contreras is sitting out even after going 3-for-4 with a grand slam Saturday, as Miguel Montero will do the catching. Today, 6:33 am
    10:10 am @Cin
  • Daniel Wright to start on Sunday
    Daniel Wright will start for the Angels on Sunday versus the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Jesse Chavez had to be used in relief in an extra innings game Friday, which threw their rotation out of whack but will net Wright a spot start. The 25-year-old made five starts for the Halos last season, posting a 5.40 ERA. He's not worth streaming in fantasy and is likely to be sent back down after the game. Today, 5:28 am
  • Bud Norris nails down first save
    Bud Norris allowed a single in a scoreless ninth inning for his first save of the season Saturday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Norris needed just six pitches in the tidy effort, throwing five for strikes, filling in rather admirably for the injured Cam Bedrosian (groin). If Norris continues to serve in the closer's role with Bedrosian on the shelf he would have some nice short-term fantasy appeal in AL-only play. Yesterday, 11:51 pm
    12:37 pm vs Tor
  • Ryan Schimpf continues to scuffle
    Ryan Schimpf was hitless over five at-bats with three strikeouts in Saturday's game against the Marlins.

    Advice: Schimpf's average tumbled to a season-low .109 and he has struck out seven times over his past 13 at-bats while whiffing 22 times in 55 at-bats. The middle infielder swatted 20 homers with 42 extra-base hits over 89 games last season, but he also struggled with a dismal .217 average with 105 strikeouts over 276 at-bats. Schimpf's poor average and strikeout totals are certainly not a surprise. Yesterday, 11:20 pm
  • Jered Weaver coughs up two more homers
    Jered Weaver allowed two solo home runs with four hits and a walk over six innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Marlins.

    Advice: Weaver has allowed seven homers in four starts (23 innings), including at least two long balls in three of the outings. He is eating up innings, posting three straight quality starts, but he is still only worth a look in deeper NL-only fantasy leagues because of his high homer totals and low strikeout numbers. Yesterday, 11:15 pm
  • Hernandez knocks leadoff homer versus D'backs
    Enrique Hernandez hit a leadoff home run in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

    Advice: You can't say Hernandez didn't at least try to get the Dodgers off on the right foot, as he took Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray deep to open the game and give his club an early lead. The homer was his second of the year. He'll continue to get at-bats against lefties and has hit atop the team's lineup in recent contests, making him an interesting DFS player when the Dodgers play a southpaw, if nothing else. Yesterday, 10:48 pm
  • Joe Panik belts first homer of 2017
    Joe Panik went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI in Saturday's loss against the Rockies.

    Advice: Panik has three multi-hit efforts over his past four outings to push his season average to .333. He has seven walks and just seven strikeouts for a solid BB:K ratio while posting a respectable .827 OPS. If the Giants ever consider scooting him up in the order he might be worth a look in some mixed fantasy formats. Yesterday, 10:41 pm
  • Maeda surrenders career-high four homers
    Kenta Maeda allowed six runs on nine hits -- including a career-high four homers -- over five innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

    Advice: Maeda was tormented mainly by Yasmany Tomas, who homered twice, but Jake Lamb and Chris Herrmann also got in on the action before Maeda exited. The truth is, nothing has really been going well for Maeda this year -- even his one win came in a game he allowed four runs in five innings of work. Maeda will carry an 8.05 ERA and 1.53 WHIP into Thursday's contest at the Giants, a game that fantasy owners should perhaps avoid until the 29-year-old shows some improvement. Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Mark Reynolds drives in four in victory
    Mark Reynolds went 3-for-5 with a double, two-run home run and four RBI in Saturday's win against the Giants.

    Advice: Reynolds is humming right along to open the season, posting seven multi-hit games so far in the month of April while managing a .339 batting average with a 1.061 OPS. He is also up to five homers with 10 extra-base hits and 16 RBI. Reynolds remains a bona fide fantasy starter in all NL-only formats and he is turning heads in deeper mixed leagues again, too. Yesterday, 10:32 pm
  • Oh has stress-free outing to earn fourth save
    Seung Hwan Oh retired the Brewers in order in the ninth Saturday to earn his fourth save.

    Advice: Somewhat unbelievably, Saturday's outing was the first this year in which Oh has faced the minimum. He's begun to round into form in recent days after a sluggish start to the year, as he's now got four saves in his last four tries. Without any better options in the pen at present, there was never any real concern that the 34-year-old would be replaced as the Cards' stopper. Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Andrus comes through with walk-off single
    Elvis Andrus delivered a game-winning, walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the Rangers past the Royals 2-1 on Saturday.

    Advice: Andrus was hitless in three at-bats in the game before coming to the dish in the ninth -- in fact, he was hitless in his last 12 at-bats overall -- against Peter Moylan. The shortstop pulled a breaking ball down the left field line for what was scored as a single but would have been an extra-base hit had Rougned Odor not raced around to score the winning run. Andrus began the year hot but has cooled in recent days, batting .275/.296/.493 in 17 games overall. Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Napoli launches third homer against Royals
    Mike Napoli hit his third home run of the season in a win over the Royals on Saturday.

    Advice: Napoli smacked an Ian Kennedy offering over the board for a solo homer in the second inning. It ended up being his only hit in four at-bats on the night. That's been a theme for Napoli thus far in his Rangers reunion tour, as he's hitting just .162/.250/.324 through 18 games. He's still batting cleanup for the club, and assuming this is a slump he will break out of sooner than later, the 35-year-old has huge fantasy upside in that lineup and that ballpark. Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Kennedy keeps Rangers to one run over seven
    Ian Kennedy held the Rangers to a lone run over seven innings of work in Saturday's no-decision.

    Advice: Kennedy served up a solo homer to Mike Napoli to lead off the second inning but nothing more, allowing four hits and three walks in total. Unfortunately for the right-hander, he once again was left with nothing to show for it. He's now 0-2 on the year but with a 2.08 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 22/12 K/BB ratio. The wins will come, and in waves, if he continues to pitch this well. Friday against the Twins seems like a good spot for his first. Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Tommy Hunter leaves game with calf tightness
    Tommy Hunter left Saturday's game agains the Astros with right calf tightness.

    Advice: He pitched to two batters in the sixth inning before exiting. Hunter was limping in the clubhouse but refused crutches. Consider him day-to-day. Yesterday, 7:19 pm
    Not Active
    10:10 am vs Hou
  • Angels call up Daniel Wright from Salt Lake
    Angels recalled RHP Daniel Wright from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: The Angels' bullpen is running on fumes after Friday's 13-inning loss to Toronto. Wright appeared in one game for Los Angeles earlier this year, scattering three runs over four innings against the Rangers on April 13. The 26-year-old will fill a long relief role for the Angels. Yesterday, 6:02 pm
  • Dustin Pedroia not in Red Sox lineup Saturday
    Dustin Pedroia (knee, ankle) is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Pedroia left Friday's game against the Orioles after he was spiked by Manny Machado in a controversial play at second base. It doesn't sound as through he's going to require a trip to the disabled list, but he'll sit out on Saturday as a precaution. Yesterday, 12:16 pm
    10:35 am @Bal
  • Rajai Davis (hamstring) remains out of action
    Rajai Davis (hamstring) is again absent from the A's starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Mariners.

    Advice: Jaff Decker is drawing another start in center field and is batting ninth for the A's on Saturday while Adam Rosales slides up to the leadoff spot. If Davis isn't ready to return on Sunday, it would not be surprising to see the A's place him on the disabled list. Yesterday, 10:01 am
    1:05 pm vs Sea
  • Ben Zobrist (back) remains out of Cubs lineup
    Ben Zobrist (back) remains out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Zobrist also sat out Friday's contest and has been bothered by a sore back in recent days. Javier Baez is once again starting at second base and will bat seventh for the Cubs against Cody Reed and the Reds. Yesterday, 6:38 am
    10:10 am @Cin
  • Oh strong in converting save vs. Brewers
    Seung Hwan Oh converted his third save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Brewers.

    Advice: Now that’s what fantasy owners want to see. Oh struck out three batters in the frame and worked around a two-out single. The 34-year-old has been shaky to begin the year, allowing runs in four out of his seven appearances, but this outing was a step in the right direction. Friday, 10:23 pm
  • Joe Panik reaches three times
    Joe Panik went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk against the Rockies on Friday.

    Advice: It's worth wondering if the Giants would have won tonight if they had either Panik or Eduardo Nunez (2-for-4 with a double and a stolen base) leading off instead of the struggling Denard Span (1-for-5). Panik is hitting .321/.393/.434 from the bottom of the San Francisco order. He could have some mixed-league value if he's ever moved up. Friday, 9:41 pm
  • Bell slugs two-run homer in win
    Josh Bell slugged a two-run homer in Friday’s 6-3 victory over the Yankees.

    Advice: Bell’s second-inning blast gave the Pirates an early 4-0 lead against CC Sabathia. The Yankees chipped away in the middle innings, but the Pirates added some valuable insurance in the seventh. With homers in back-to-back games, Bell is beginning to show some signs of life. The 24-year-old is hitting just .213/.275/.383 through 16 games. Friday, 7:41 pm
    10:35 am vs NYY
  • Dustin Pedroia leaves with apparent injury
    Dustin Pedroia was forced to leave Friday's game against the Orioles after he was spiked in the calf by a sliding Manny Machado.

    Advice: It appeared to be a late slide by Machado, which Red Sox' third base coach Brian Butterfield took extreme exception to and got himself tossed from the ballgame. Look for an update on Pedroia's status after the game. Friday, 7:28 pm
    10:35 am @Bal
  • Rajai Davis (hamstring) not in lineup Friday
    Rajai Davis (hamstring) is not in the Athletics' starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: A's skipper Bob Melvin said that the speedy outfielder will need a couple of days before returning to the lineup. There's a chance that they could wind up placing him on the disabled list if he doesn't progress quickly. Jaff Decker is starting in his place and batting leadoff for the A's on Friday against the Mariners. Friday, 5:04 pm
    1:05 pm vs Sea
  • David Price (elbow) throws bullpen session
    David Price (elbow) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Friday.

    Advice: Price used his curveball during the session and said he felt fine. The left-hander still had some lingering soreness in his left elbow recently, so his throwing program was scaled back a bit, but it looks like it was a minor setback. Price won't throw off a mound again until at least Monday or Tuesday. We look to still be in the relatively early stages of Price's throwing program, so it's unclear when he might be game-ready. Friday, 1:37 pm
    10-Day DL
    10:35 am @Bal
  • Ben Zobrist getting a breather on Friday
    Ben Zobrist is not in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's a regular day off. The Cubs have Javier Baez at second base, Jason Heyward in right field and Albert Almora in center. Friday, 11:08 am
    10:10 am @Cin
  • Michael Saunders scratched with illness
    Michael Saunders has been scratched from Thursday's game against the Mets because of an illness.

    Advice: Aaron Altherr will take over in right field and bat fifth against Mets ace Noah Syndergaard. Saunders hasn't done much in the early going, hitting just .271 with no homers and six RBI over 48 at-bats. Consider him day-to-day. Thursday, 3:04 pm
  • Braves recall Aaron Blair from Gwinnett
    Braves recalled RHP Aaron Blair from Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Advice: Blair will give the Braves' over-worked bullpen a fresh arm. The 24-year-old right-hander was sporting a 5.79 ERA through three starts this season with Gwinnett, after registering a 7.59 ERA over his first 15 major league starts in 2016. Thursday, 12:21 pm
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    10:35 am @Phi
  • David Price rehab slowed by arm soreness
    Red Sox manager John Farrell acknowledged Thursday that David Price has been experiencing some soreness around his troublesome left elbow.

    Advice: That's why the Red Sox have slowed Price's rehab program this week, though he did play long toss with good intensity on Thursday morning in Toronto and he's scheduled to get back on a mound Friday. There is still no timetable for Price to make his 2017 regular-season debut. Considering where he is right now with his throwing, it'll be at least another 3-4 weeks. Thursday, 7:38 am
    10-Day DL
    10:35 am @Bal
  • Enrique Hernandez doubles, triples
    Enrique Hernandez doubled and tripled as the Dodgers' leadoff hitter Wednesday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Hernandez has six hits this season, all of them going for extra bases (four doubles, a triple and a homer). The Dodgers will keep getting matched up against a bunch of lefties because of their struggles in that department, making Hernandez a pretty important player for them. He's just a platoon guy, but he has a .958 OPS at the moment. Wednesday, 10:34 pm
  • Saunders goes 2-for-3 with an RBI vs Mets
    Michael Saunders went 2-for-3 and drove in a run in Wednesday's loss to the Mets.

    Advice: His RBI single in the eighth inning knotted the score at 3-3 but the Mets retook the lead in the bottom of the inning. Saunders has yet to deliver much of an impact in his first season in Philadelphia. He owns a pedestrian .271/.314/.354 slash line with zero homers and six RBI through 50 at-bats. Wednesday, 7:28 pm
  • Dustin Pedroia goes hitless in loss
    Dustin Pedroia went 0-for-4 in the shutout loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

    Advice: Pedroia's power came back nicely last year, but he's collected just one extra-base hit in 55 at-bats so far this year. On the plus side, his exit velocity is slightly above the major league average and he's not striking out much at all (seven times in 14 games). Most likely, he'll be just fine. Wednesday, 7:21 pm
    10:35 am @Bal
  • Elvis Andrus unable to come up with hit
    Elvis Andrus went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Wednesday's loss to the A's.

    Advice: The Rangers offense was unable to garner traction of any sort against Jesse Hahn and the A's pen on Wednesday, finishing out with just three hits as a team. Even after taking the 0-for-4, Andrus is still hitting a shiny .300/.323/.550 triple-slash with three homers, four RBI, nine runs scored and four steals over the course of an even 60 at-bats. Wednesday, 3:48 pm
  • David Price (elbow) scheduled for Friday pen
    David Price (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Friday.

    Advice: Price threw a pair of bullpens last week, but the Red Sox are pumping the brakes on that until Friday, as the veteran southpaw has returned to throwing long toss from 120 feet. There is no setback, here, but the Red Sox want to play this slow. He is not expected to throw to live hitters until next week at the earliest. Price has been on the shelf since early March due to left elbow discomfort. Wednesday, 3:43 pm
    10-Day DL
    10:35 am @Bal
  • Fowler goes 3-for-4 with two HRs vs. Pirates
    Dexter Fowler slugged his first two home runs of the season Wednesday in the Cardinals' 2-1 victory over the Pirates.

    Advice: Fowler tagged Pirates starter Gerrit Cole for solo shots in the third and fifth before reaching on an infield single in the bottom of the seventh. He finished the day 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. St. Louis' new leadoff man is starting to come alive here in mid-April. Wednesday, 1:34 pm
  • Josh Bell slugs first homer versus Cardinals
    Josh Bell slugged his first home run of the season Wednesday in the Pirates' loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Bell jumped Michael Wacha for a solo shot in the top of the fourth inning, but that's all the scoring the Pittsburgh offense could generate in the afternoon defeat. Bell is batting just .205/.271/.318 in 15 games this season, though he's looked a little better lately. Wednesday, 1:31 pm
    10:35 am vs NYY
  • Elvis Andrus steals a couple bases Tuesday
    Elvis Andrus had a couple singles, an RBI and a run scored on Tuesday in Oakland.

    Advice: He also added his third and fourth stolen bases of the season, swiping second and third in the sixth inning. Unfortunately for the Rangers, Andrus had two of their three hits and the club didn't draw a walk, as they were shut down by Andrew Triggs and the A's bullpen. Andrus is hitting .321/.345/.589 so far this season. Tuesday, 10:02 pm
  • Joe Panik reaches three times in win
    Joe Panik went 2-for-4 and singled in the go-ahead run in the top of the 11th as the Giants edged the Royals 2-1 on Tuesday.

    Advice: With a .319/.389/.447 line in 47 at-bats, Panik has been the Giants' second-best hitter to date, and it's time the club considers hitting him leadoff and dropping Denard Span to the bottom of the order. That might seem like an overreaction to 50 plate appearances, but Span just isn't hitting the ball with any authority whatsoever. Tuesday, 9:55 pm
  • Seung Hwan Oh converts shaky save Tuesday
    Seung Hwan Oh was shaky again Tuesday but hung on to record a save versus the Pirates.

    Advice: Oh entered in the top of the ninth to protect a one-run lead and allowed three singles to load the bases with one out, although two of the singles were of the infield variety. He escaped by getting a tapper back to the mound for a force out and then a flyout to end it. Oh was dominant in 2016 but has been anything but in 2017 with an ugly 8.10 ERA and 1.95 WHIP. He should have a pretty decent leash with his closer job, but it's worth noting that Trevor Rosenthal has looked terrific. Tuesday, 8:53 pm
  • Dexter Fowler reaches twice, scores
    Dexter Fowler tripled and scored a run in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Fowler nearly had his first Cardinals' home run and RBI, as he led off the bottom of the first inning with a drive off the right field wall. The ball ricocheted off of Adam Frazier's leg, resulting in an easy three-bagger. Fowler also drew a walk. Much like the rest of the Cards' offense, Fowler has struggled in the early going with a .143/.226/.196 batting line. Tuesday, 8:48 pm
  • Adam Duvall rips grand slam against Orioles
    Adam Duvall launched a grand slam and had five RBI on the night in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.

    Advice: Duvall came up with the bases loaded in each of the first two innings. He settled for a sacrifice fly in the first, but in the second he golfed a low Kevin Gausman offering over the left field wall. He also later added a double. Duvall now has four home runs and 12 RBI in the early going as he looks to follow up on his power breakout last season. Tuesday, 7:36 pm
  • Price (elbow) not clear to face live hitters
    Red Sox manager John Farrell said David Price (elbow) will not face live hitters early this week.

    Advice: There hasn't been a setback, but the Red Sox don't want to push Price too hard in his rehab and will instead ask him to continue playing long toss and throwing bullpen sessions. There are still a number of hurdles to clear before a realistic timetable can be mapped out for the high-priced left-hander. He's been working through elbow discomfort since the first week of March. Tuesday, 4:01 pm
    10-Day DL
    10:35 am @Bal
  • Pedroia out Tuesday, Bogaerts hitting leadoff
    Dustin Pedroia is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: It's a routine day off for the veteran. Marco Hernandez will start at second base and bat ninth. Xander Bogaerts will hit leadoff against Marcus Stroman. Tuesday, 12:12 pm
    10:35 am @Bal
  • Reds recall RHP Bonilla from Triple-A
    Reds recalled RHP Lisalverto Bonilla from Triple-A Louisville.

    Advice: Bonilla, who was claimed off waivers from the Pirates in February, had a 5.56 ERA and 12/5 K/BB ratio over 11 1/3 innings to begin the year in Triple-A. He's set to pitch in middle relief. This will be the 26-year-old's first stint in the majors since 2014 with the Rangers. Tuesday, 11:15 am
    Not Active
    10:10 am vs ChC
  • Rajai Davis goes hitless in loss
    Batting leadoff in Monday's loss to the Rangers, Rajai Davis went 0-for-3 with a walk and a caught stealing.

    Advice: He had the base stolen, but he overslid the bag. Davis also committed his second error in center field tonight. He's hitting .182/.245/.364 in 44 at-bats. It'd be for the best if the A's could turn him into a fourth outfielder someday soon, but they don't have anyone they'd rather step in right now. Monday, 10:36 pm
    1:05 pm vs Sea
  • Jered Weaver takes no-decision vs. Braves
    Jered Weaver yielded three runs -- two earned -- over six innings Monday in a no-decision against the Braves.

    Advice: Atlanta won the game on a walkoff RBI single by Dansby Swanson in the bottom of the ninth. Weaver was good but not great, striking out three and issuing zero walks but surrendering seven hits. Freddie Freeman popped him for a two-run homer to right-center in the bottom of the third. Weaver will carry a 4.24 ERA into his next start at home against the Marlins. Monday, 7:36 pm
  • Oh allows another run but nets save vs. PIT
    Seung Hwan Oh allowed another run but earned his second save of the season Monday versus the Pirates.

    Advice: Oh gave up a one-out single to Josh Bell and a two-out RBI double to Gregory Polanco before getting John Jaso to ground out sharply to seal the 2-1 win. Oh has allowed six earned runs on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings this season and Trevor Rosenthal is finally looking sharp again, but there doesn't seem to be a closer change on the horizon in St. Louis. Monday, 6:28 pm
  • Ian Kennedy cruises through eight vs. Angels
    Ian Kennedy was dominant over eight shutout innings Sunday in the Royals' 1-0 defeat of the Angels.

    Advice: He was left with a no-decision because the Royals didn't get on the board until Alcides Escobar's walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning. Kennedy struck out 10 and gave up just two hits over his eight impressive frames, lowering his season ERA from 4.09 to 2.37. A road start against the Rangers is next. Apr 16, 2:56 pm
  • Schimpf slugs third home run vs. Braves
    Ryan Schimpf slugged his third home run of the season Sunday in the Padres' loss to the Braves.

    Advice: It was a solo shot in the second inning off Braves starter Bartolo Colon -- the only run Colon allowed over his seven strong frames. Schimpf also drew two walks and finished the game with two runs scored. Apr 16, 2:35 pm
  • Kenta Maeda shaky in no-decision
    Kenta Maeda allowed four earned runs, four hits and a walk with five strikeouts over four innings in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

    Advice: Maeda has allowed three or more runs in each of his three outings while failing to last longer than five innings in any of the assignments. That type of production isn't helping any of his fantasy owners at the moment. He'll get another crack at the Diamondbacks next Friday in Arizona, but he isn't a recommended fantasy play in any formats while he is allowing so many runs. Apr 15, 11:28 pm
  • David Price throws successful bullpen session
    David Price (elbow) threw another successful bullpen session on Saturday.

    Advice: The next step is for him to face live hitters in a simulated game and if all goes well he could then proceed to a minor league rehab assignment. Barring any setbacks, Price remains on track for a return to the Red Sox in the middle of May. Apr 15, 10:07 am
    10-Day DL
    10:35 am @Bal
  • Adam Duvall not in Reds lineup on Saturday
    Adam Duvall is absent from the Reds starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's matchup against the Brewers.

    Advice: Scott Schebler is starting in right field and slides up to the cleanup spot with Duvall getting a breather. Scooter Gennett draws the start in left field and is batting sixth for the Reds against Zach Davies and the Brewers. Apr 15, 6:45 am
  • Josh Bell not in Friday's lineup
    Josh Bell is absent from the Pirates' lineup Friday.

    Advice: John Jaso, who is still looking for his first hit this season, is starting at first base. Bell is off to a disappointing 4-for-28 start. Apr 14, 8:09 am
    10:35 am vs NYY
  • Mark Reynolds notches RBI single vs. SFG
    Mark Reynolds went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Thursday’s win over the Giants.

    Advice: Reynolds muscled a Madison Bumgarner pitch into center for an RBI single in the sixth inning. That hit put the Rockies up 3-0. They would ultimately win by a 3-1 final. Veteran first baseman Reynolds has done a nice job filling in for Ian Desmond (hand) and is hitting .306/.375/.722 with four home runs and 11 RBI over the first 11 games of the season. He will continue to hold value in NL-only formats until Desmond returns to action, but with the way he is currently hitting, even mixed-leaguers might want to consider adding him to the bench for the short term. Apr 14, 2:23 am
  • Rajai Davis socks solo home run vs. KC
    Rajai Davis went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday’s loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Davis connected for a solo shot off Kelvin Herrera to open the ninth. That tater drew the A’s to within 3-1, but they were unable to make any further scoring headway. The homer was Davis’ first of the season. The veteran outfielder does not figure to be providing much pop for fantasy lineups as the campaign progresses – he has just one double-digit homer season to his name, that coming last season with the Indians – but remains a legitimate contributor due to his prowess as a base-stealer. Apr 14, 2:07 am
    1:05 pm vs Sea
  • Daniel Wright optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake
    Angels optioned RHP Daniel Wright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: The corresponding roster move will be made on Friday. The Angels will likely send up a fresh arm to replace Wright, who logged four innings in Thursday's loss to Texas. We'd expect Wright to be up and down quite a bit this year. Apr 13, 4:13 pm
  • Solid outting for Hu on Wednesday
    Rays pitching prospect Chih-Wei Hu gave up just one earned run on six innings of work for Triple-A Durham on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hu gave up five hits in his outing while walking just one and striking out five. Few pitchers have as complete of an arsenal than Hu does, as there are five pitches that flash above-average for the right-hander, including a wicked palmball. He's not going to pile up the strikeouts, but he limits the self-inflicted damage, and he should be durable enough to be a competent fantasy option when he's ready at some point in the next year. You can do a lot worse than this. Apr 13, 11:13 am
  • Zobrist getting the day off Thursday vs. LAD
    Ben Zobrist is absent from the Cubs' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Javier Baez will start at second base and bat eighth with Jason Heyward patrolling right field and hitting seventh versus Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu. It's a simply day off for Zobrist. Apr 13, 7:30 am
    10:10 am @Cin
  • David Price two weeks from rehab outings?
    According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, David Price (elbow) could be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment "within two weeks."

    Advice: Price threw 35 fastballs off a mound Wednesday without issue and could add breaking balls to the mix in his next scheduled bullpen session on Saturday. Then comes live batting practice, and then a simulated game, and if that all goes well the high-priced left-hander should be ready to embark on a tour of the Red Sox's minor league affiliates. Price, sidelined since early March with left elbow trouble, is currently on track to make his 2017 debut around the middle of May. Apr 13, 5:52 am
    10-Day DL
    10:35 am @Bal
  • Elvis Andrus hits third homer in victory
    Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 and hit his third homer Wednesday in the Rangers' 8-3 win over the Angels.

    Advice: Andrus already has more homers this year than he hit in 157 games in 2014, and he's more than a third of the way to surpassing his career high of eight from last year. The power spike is surely something of a fluke, but we're not sure why the Rangers wouldn't bat him second until he cools off. He was in that spot Tuesday, when he homered and doubled, but he was back batting seventh tonight. Apr 12, 10:34 pm
  • Mike Napoli hits second homer
    Mike Napoli went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk against the Angels on Wednesday.

    Advice: Napoli is still hitting just .194 through 31 at-bats. The Rangers want him to be their cleanup man, but they'll likely eventually decide they have better options in that spot and drop Napoli down to sixth. Apr 12, 10:25 pm
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