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  • White Sox activate Jake Petricka from DL
    White Sox activated RHP Jake Petricka from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Petricka returns to the White Sox bullpen after throwing three scoreless rehab innings across two appearances at Triple-A Charlotte. The right-hander might see some save opportunities down the stretch in Chicago given that David Robertson, Tommy Kahnle, Anthony Swarzak have all been traded. Tyler Clippard could be flipped at some point too. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:52 am
  • Royals in talks to acquire Francisco Liriano
    USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Royals are in talks with the Blue Jays about a trade for Francisco Liriano.

    Advice: Liriano owns an ugly 5.99 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, and 70/42 K/BB ratio through 76 2/3 innings (17 starts) this season with Toronto, but the Royals don't have the kind of high-level prospects necessary to pursue big-ticket arms -- especially after acquiring Trevor Cahill, Brandon Maurer, and Ryan Buchter on Monday from the Padres. Liriano, 33, is owed around $4.5 million in the final year of a three-year, $39 million deal. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:15 am
  • Rays place Odorizzi (back) on 10-day DL
    Rays placed RHP Jake Odorizzi on the 10-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

    Advice: It's not clear who will fill his spot in the rotation Friday night at Yankee Stadium. Odorizzi failed to make it out of the fifth inning in his last start Sunday versus the Rangers and holds a disappointing 4.47 ERA over 94 2/3 total innings this year. He told reporters Wednesday that his back has been bothering him since spring training and is preventing him from properly finishing his pitches. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:38 am
    10-Day DL
    Bot 3, 0-0 vs Bal
     
  • Mike Zunino drops one into cheap seats
    Mike Zunino swatted his 15th home run of the season in Tuesday's win against the Red Sox while also drawing a pair of walks.

    Advice: The walks might have been more impressive than the solo homer, as he had managed just 18 free passes over his first 72 games. He is a solid source of power from the catcher position, but be ready for a subpar average and plenty of strikeouts, too. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:20 am
  • Felix Hernandez doesn't stick around long
    Felix Hernandez allowed four earned runs, four hits and two walks with four strikeouts across 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: King Felix has had a problem with Sox since his return from the 10-day disabled list. He pitched just five innings in Chicago on July 15, and 5 2/3 against Boston on Tuesday. He has lasted at least six innings in his other five outings against all other teams since coming off the DL. Hernandez will look to go deeper into the game in his next scheduled start Monday in Texas. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:13 am
  • Hanley Ramirez homers at Safeco Field
    Hanley Ramirez finished 2-for-6 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's game in Seattle.

    Advice: The 2-3-4 hitters for the Red Sox each collected two hits, the only Boston players to post multi-hit games in a 13-inning loss. Ramirez's homer was even more impressive considering it came against fireballer Felix Hernandez. He is enjoying a nice road trip, hitting safely in all five games on the west coast trip with a pair of homers and three RBI. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:09 am
  • Rafael Devers hitless in major league debut
    Rafael Devers was hitless over four at-bats in Seattle on Tuesday in his major league debut.

    Advice: Devers also grounded into a double play, and that's the bad news. The good news is he drew a pair of walks, showing good patience at the plate while seeing 23 pitches across his six plate appearances. It was a tough assignment facing veteran Felix Hernandez in his first major league game. Perhaps he'll fare better against Andrew Moore on Wednesday, a pitcher with a 5.70 ERA. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:06 am
  • Drew Pomeranz so-so in no-decision
    Drew Pomeranz allowed three earned runs, four hits and four walks with seven strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision against the Mariners on Tuesday.

    Advice: Pomeranz labored through five innings, throwing 105 times with a wild pitch. The subpar outing snapped a string of four straight starts lasting six or more innings. His next scheduled outing is set for Monday against the Indians, his original organization. He is 6-2 with a 3.93 ERA over 52 2/3 innings across 10 starts at Fenway Park this season with the opposition hitting just .240. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:01 am
  • Chris Stratton earns four-inning save
    Chris Stratton allowed two earned runs, six hits and a walk with four strikeouts across four innings of relief to earn a save Tuesday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Stratton was awarded the save despite an 11-3 score, as he worked three or more innings to close out the game. There aren't many old-fashioned saves these days, but Stratton joined Josh Ravin of the Dodgers in securing the rare save on Tuesday. More importantly, he gave his overworked bullpen mates a much-needed rest. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:31 am
  • Chris Taylor continues to swing a hot bat
    Chris Taylor picked up a pair of doubles with three RBI in Tuesday's victory against Minnesota.

    Advice: Taylor has been on fire, posting four straight multi-hit games, while collecting two or more hits across nine of his past 11 outings. He is hitting an incredible .523 (23-for-44) with five doubles, three triples and two homers to increase his average from .285 to .321 just since July 9. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:07 am
    New Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    7:10 pm vs Min
     
  • Kenta Maeda nails down ninth victory
    Kenta Maeda allowed two runs - one earned - and five hits with two walks and four strikeouts over five innings in a victory against the Twins on Tuesday.

    Advice: Maeda threw 62 of his 91 pitches for strikes, winning for the third consecutive outing. He also lowered his ERA for the third consecutive start, going from 4.56 to 4.09 just since July 2. That's the good news. The bad news is Maeda has lasted just five innings in each of the three starts. His next scheduled start will come next Tuesday in Atlanta. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:59 am
  • David Peralta visited by trainers, finishes
    David Peralta fouled a ball off his left knee in the sixth inning of Tuesday's contest against the Braves but he stayed in and finished the game.

    Advice: Peralta finished hitless over five at-bats with a pair of strikeouts, so perhaps the knee was bothering him. With a quick turnaround and first pitch at 3:40pm ET, it wouldn't be shocking to see Peralta get a day off despite the fact he was able to finish Tuesday. If he is out, you'll know why. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:19 pm
  • Taijuan Walker sharp in Tuesday's no-decision
    Taijuan Walker allowed two runs - one earned - and three hits with a walk and six strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Braves.

    Advice: Walker left with the game tied 2-2, handing the keys of the car over to J.J. Hoover. The reliever proceeded to crash the car immediately, allowing four runs - three earned - and three hits with a walk while retiring just one batter. Walker, who also smacked his first-career home run on Tuesday, will look to get back into the win column Sunday afternoon in St. Louis. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:08 pm
  • Red Sox announce trade for Eduardo Nunez
    Red Sox acquired INF/OF Eduardo Nunez from the Giants for RHP Shaun Anderson and RHP Gregory Santos.

    Advice: Nunez had a double, two RBI, and two runs scored for the Giants on Tuesday night against the Pirates before getting lifted in the bottom of the fifth inning. Shortly thereafter, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal broke word of the trade to Boston. Nunez has been hitting well lately and can play a variety of positions for the Red Sox, but look for top prospect Rafael Devers to continue getting most of the starts at third base. Nunez, a 30-year-old impending free agent, will work in more of a utility role. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Red Sox getting Eduardo Nunez from Giants
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal confirms that Eduardo Nunez has been traded to the Red Sox.

    Advice: Nunez was lifted in the fifth inning Tuesday night at AT&T Park and the Giants' television broadcast showed him sharing hugs with his teammates in the dugout. Now we know where the 30-year-old third baseman is headed. Nunez was 1-for-2 with two RBI and two runs scored in his final game with the Giants on Tuesday night against the Pirates. He's slashing .308/.334/.417 with four home runs and 18 stolen bases in 76 games this season. San Francisco will get a pair of minor league pitchers in return. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Edwin Encarnacion slugs walkoff grand slam
    Edwin Encarnacion blasted a walkoff grand slam on Tuesday, propelling the Indians to an 11-7 victory over the visiting Angels.

    Advice: Encarnacion victimized Angels' closer Bud Norris in the 11th inning. The stage was set after Bradley Zimmer and Francisco Lindor drew walks, then Michael Brantley was walked intentionally to load the bases. Encarnacion also doubled in the ballgame and walked twice, finishing the night 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. He's now hitting .262/.377/.491 with 21 homers and 59 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Giants recall Chris Stratton from AAA
    Giants recalled RHP Chris Stratton from Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: Stratton has a 9.00 ERA in one start and two relief appearances this season with San Francisco. The 26-year-old right-hander will presumably work in a bullpen role. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:39 pm
  • Devers starting at 3B, batting ninth in debut
    Rafael Devers will start at third base and bat ninth Tuesday in his MLB debut.

    Advice: Devers got promoted to the majors on Monday afternoon but did not start against Mariners left-hander James Paxton. He'll get his turn Tuesday with Seattle throwing right-hander Felix Hernandez. The ultra-talented 20-year-old was slashing .311/.377/.578 with 20 home runs and 60 RBI in 86 games this season between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:15 pm
  • Chris Taylor hitting .525 over past 10 games
    Chris Taylor posted three singles with a run scored and an RBI across four at-bats in Monday's win against the Twins.

    Advice: Taylor has been on a roll lately, posting three consecutive multi-hit games while collecting two or more hits in eight of his past 10 outings. The outfielder is hitting a ridiculous .525 (21-for-40) with three doubles, three triples and two home runs during the run to push his average from .285 to .318 just since July 9. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:52 am
    New Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    7:10 pm vs Min
     
  • David Peralta continues to swing hot twig
    David Peralta finished 2-for-4 with a run scored and RBI in Monday's win against the Braves.

    Advice: Peralta had a 10-game hitting streak snapped Saturday against the Nationals, but he has picked it right back up with three hits over the past two games with at least one RBI in each outing. The outfielder is hitting a robust .350 (21-for-60) with six doubles, two homers and nine RBI in 16 games in the month of July to raise his average from .314 to .321. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:05 pm
  • Red Sox 'continue to scout' Eduardo Nunez
    USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Red Sox "continue to scout" Eduardo Nunez.

    Advice: The impending free agent is a shoo-in to be traded before the deadline. Boston makes some sense as a landing spot for Nunez, as he'd offer insurance for Rafael Devers at third base and could move around to different positions if it looks like Devers is ready to contribute. The 30-year-old is batting .305/.330/.414 with four homers and 17 steals for the Giants this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:45 pm
  • Liriano earns sixth win Monday vs. Oakland
    Francisco Liriano held the A's to two runs over five innings Monday for his sixth win of the season.

    Advice: Liriano yielded just two hits, though one was a solo homer by Oakland third baseman Matt Chapman in the top of the fifth inning. The left-hander walked two and struck out five. He's now 6-5 on the year with a 5.99 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, and 70/42 K/BB ratio in 76 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:08 pm
  • Rafael Devers not in Monday's lineup
    Rafael Devers is not in the Red Sox' lineup Monday.

    Advice: The Red Sox are facing left-hander James Paxton, and they apparently don't want Devers to make his major league debut in such a tough matchup. The rookie should play against most lefties and obviously all righties as Boston sees if he can solve their third base issues. Deven Marrero is at the hot corner Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:17 pm
  • Red Sox officially promote 3B Rafael Devers
    Red Sox purchased the contract of 3B Rafael Devers from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: It's been a rapid rise for the 20-year-old Devers, who batted .300/.369/.575 with 18 homers over 77 games at Double-A this year before a recent promotion to Triple-A. He hit .400 (14-for-35) with two homers over nine games with Pawtucket, which was apparently enough for the Red Sox to see if he can be a solution at third base. It's a lot to ask him to produce right away, but he's a worthwhile pickup in most mixed fantasy leagues given the lineup and ballpark. He should see most of the starts against right-handed starters. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:37 pm
  • Eduardo Nunez collects three hits in loss
    Eduardo Nunez went 3-for-4 in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: Nunez and Miguel Gomez accounted for five of the Giants' eight hits on the afternoon. For his part, the veteran third baseman has turned in two consecutive three-hit performances and is hitting .305/.330/.414 with 35 runs scored and 17 steals over the course of 74 games played. He is a potential trade candidate with the deadline nearing. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:21 pm
  • Red Sox to promote Devers to play third base
    Red Sox team president Dave Dombrowski announced Sunday that top prospect Rafael Devers will be recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to play third base.

    Advice: Devers was just moved up to Triple-A on July 14 where he hit .355 with a pair of homers and four RBI in his eight games. The 20-year-old sensation should get a chance to hold the position for the remainder of the season and could be a worthwhile investment in mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:20 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez blasts solo homer vs. LAA
    Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Ramirez gave the Red Sox a temporary 2-1 advantage with his solo homer off Parker Bridwell in the sixth, but Mike Trout came right back at him in the bottom of the frame with a solo shot of his own to even up the score. That dinger by Ramirez was the only extra-base hit that the Red Sox picked up in the loss. Through 84 games played, the slugger is the owner of a .256/.341/.449 triple-slash with 16 homers and 39 RBI. He has gone deep in three of his last 10 games. We saw a big second-half push from Ramirez last season and this could certainly be in the cards during the current campaign as we enter the dog days of summer. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:02 pm
  • Odorizzi allows three runs over four-plus
    Jake Odorizzi allowed three earned runs over four-plus innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Rangers.

    Advice: Odorizzi gave up homers to Rougned Odor and Joey Gallo in the eventual 6-5 loss. Texas didn't take the lead for good until the top of the eighth, thus the no-decision. Odorizzi, 27, will take a 6-4 record, 4.47 ERA, and 1.27 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Yankees. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:24 pm
    10-Day DL
    Bot 3, 0-0 vs Bal
     
  • Taijuan Walker back from paternity leave
    Diamondbacks activated RHP Taijuan Walker from the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Walker missed a start over the weekend in order to attend the birth of his child. He'll return to the rotation on Tuesday against the Braves. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:04 am
  • Chris Taylor comes off bench and shines
    Chris Taylor finished 2-for-2 with a solo home run and three RBI in Saturday's home victory against Atlanta.

    Advice: Taylor came on as part of a double switch in the seventh inning despite the fact he has been tearing the cover off the ball. Trayce Thompson started and struggled again, so don't look for Taylor's playing time to be curtailed much. Taylor is now hitting .429 (27-for-63) with six doubles, three triples, three homers and 10 RBI across 16 games with a 1.208 OPS. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:28 am
    New Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    7:10 pm vs Min
     
  • David Peralta cooled off by Washington
    David Peralta was hitless across four at-bats with a pair of strikeouts in Saturday's game against the Nationals.

    Advice: The goose egg snapped a 10-game hitting streak. He is still hitting a cool .381 (16-for-42) with six runs scored, two homers and six RBI over the past 11 outings. He'll look to start a new streak Sunday, but it won't be easy against fireballer Stephen Strasburg. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:24 pm
  • Nunez goes 3-for-5 with two RBI vs Padres
    Eduardo Nunez went 3-for-5 and drove in two runs in a win over the Padres on Saturday.

    Advice: He also worked a walk in the long ballgame. He came to the plate with the bases loaded in the fourth inning and singled to plate two runs. The third baseman missed some time recently with a hamstring injury and has been mentioned in trade rumors of late. His 17 stolen bases are his best fantasy asset. He has a .299 batting average with four homers, 35 runs and 29 RBI in 73 games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:43 pm
  • Encarnacion powers Indians to rout over Jays
    Edwin Encarnacion went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI on Friday, leading the Indians to a 13-3 rout over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Encarnacion was responsible for the bulk of the damage against his former club. He got the Indians on the board with a solo shot off of Marco Estrada in the second inning then added on a two-run double in the fifth to give them a 5-3 lead. He also added an RBI single during the eight-run seventh inning. With the three-hit attack, Encarnacion is hitting .261/.372/.485 with 20 homers and 54 RBI in his first season with the Tribe. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:03 pm
  • Felix Hernandez fans nine Yankees in loss
    Felix Hernandez struck out nine while allowing one run on three hits over seven innings in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: Hernandez was brilliant in this one -- and that was with a somewhat questionable strike zone working against him. Only a Brett Gardner solo homer in the sixth preventing him from seven shutout frames. On the whole, this was King Felix's best start of the season. He will carry a 3.88 ERA and 1.36 WHIP (11 starts) into a home showdown with the Red Sox next time out as he looks to build off of Thursday's gem. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:37 pm
  • Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) collects two hits
    Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Thursday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: Nunez was out of the lineup on Wednesday due to a pesky hamstring concern, but was back at it on Thursday showing no ill effect. A potential trade candidate before the deadline, the veteran third baseman is hitting .300/.324/.411 with four homers, 27 RBI and 17 steals in 71 games this season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:33 pm
  • Nunez (hamstring) back in Giants' lineup
    Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) is back in the Giants' lineup Thursday against the Padres.

    Advice: Nunez wasn't in the lineup Wednesday but singled as a pinch-hitter later in the game. He's been dealing with hamstring issues for about a month and the Giants are obviously going to err on the side of caution with the trade deadline coming up. Nunez will start at third base and bat second Thursday against right-hander Jhoulys Chacin. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:20 pm
  • Francisco Liriano pulled from start in second
    Francisco Liriano was lifted after allowing three runs -- two earned -- in 1 2/3 innings Thursday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: In Liriano's defense, he was iffy to pitch today after leaving his last outing with soreness in his neck and upper back. He showed little on the mound in retiring just five of the 11 hitters he faced. If he's still not healthy, the DL will be an option. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:14 pm
  • Taijuan Walker placed on paternity leave list
    Diamondbacks placed RHP Taijuan Walker on the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Patrick Corbin is starting in Walker's place on Thursday afternoon against the Reds. The right-hander should be back with the Diamondbacks sometime this weekend, after welcoming a child into the world. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:20 am
  • Taijuan Walker (family) scratched from start
    Taijuan Walker has been scratched from his scheduled start Thursday against the Reds due to a family emergency.

    Advice: Patrick Corbin will take the mound instead in the early-afternoon series finale at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park. There's no further information available about Walker's status. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:38 am
  • Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) pinch-hit Wed.
    Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) hit a pinch-hit single Wednesday in the Giants' win over the Indians.

    Advice: Nunez was held out of the starting lineup due to hamstring tightness, though that was mostly a precautionary move as the 30-year-old third baseman is one of the Giants' more attractive trade chips. There's known to be serious interest from the Red Sox. If he's healthy, Nunez is almost certain to be dealt before the July 31 deadline. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:41 am
  • Kenta Maeda notches win over White Sox
    Kenta Maeda allowed one run over five innings Wednesday in a victory over the White Sox.

    Advice: Maeda could have had another inning in him after throwing 83 pitches through five, but the Dodgers are always careful with him; he hasn't topped 92 pitches since May 10 and his season high is 104 pitches. Thanks to the strong team supporting him, Maeda is 8-4 with his 4.23 ERA. He's pitched exactly five innings in five of those wins. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:10 pm
  • Peralta goes 3-for-5 with a homer, two RBI
    David Peralta went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Reds.

    Advice: He cracked an RBI double in the third inning and topped that by smoking a solo home run off starter Tim Adleman in the fifth. The veteran outfielder owns a .318 batting average with nine home runs and 31 RBI in 82 games. He's scored 52 runs and stolen six bases in seven attempts. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:17 pm
  • Drew Pomeranz picks up 10th win
    Drew Pomeranz earned his 10th win by limiting the Blue Jays to an unearned run over 6 2/3 innings on Wednesday.

    Advice: Pomeranz worked around five walks in the game. He allowed just three hits, all of them singles. Incredibly, Pommeranz has allowed two runs or fewer in 15 of his 19 starts. None of those starts have lasted longer than seven innings and many fell short of six, so he's not as valuable as that stat makes him sound. Still, he's given the Red Sox a chance to win pretty much every time out. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:23 pm
  • Eduardo Nunez out with hamstring tightness
    Eduardo Nunez is out of the Giants' starting lineup on Wednesday due to hamstring tightness.

    Advice: Nunez is an important trade chip for the Giants, so they'll play this one safe. The 30-year-old third baseman has dealt with hamstring problems throughout this season, and throughout the latter part of his eight-year MLB career. USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported Wednesday morning that Nunez is drawing serious interest from the Red Sox. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:46 am
  • Encarnacion not in Indians' lineup Wed.
    Edwin Encarnacion is not in the Indians' lineup Wednesday against the Giants.

    Advice: There's no DH available at AT&T Park and Carlos Santana will get the start at first base for the Tribe. Encarnacion will be available off the bench. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:51 am
  • Red Sox 'have their eye on' Eduardo Nunez
    According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Red Sox "have their eye on" Giants third baseman Eduardo Nunez.

    Advice: Boston was known to be in talks for Todd Frazier before the White Sox shipped him to the rival Yankees late Tuesday night as part of a seven-player swap. Nunez is a decent pivot, though he doesn't hit for as much power as Frazier and has always carried durability issues. The 30-year-old impending free agent is batting .295/.319/.407 with four home runs and 17 stolen bases in 69 games this season for San Francisco. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:13 am
  • Peralta puts together three-hit night Tuesday
    David Peralta went 3-for-5 with an RBI double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Possibly galvanized by the news that the Diamondbacks had acquired outfielder J.D. Martinez earlier in the evening, Peralta showed that he deserves a spot in the D'backs outfield as well with a strong showing. The 29-year-old contributed an RBI double in the club's six-run fifth inning, tacking on a pair of singles as well. The presence of Martinez, A.J. Pollock and the injured Yasmany Tomas makes for a crowded D'backs outfield, but Peralta is hitting .313/.364/.468 in 81 games and shouldn't be negatively affected much, if at all, by the team's big-ticket acquisition Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:48 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez walks it off in 15th
    Hanley Ramirez delivered a walkoff homer in the 15th as the Red Sox edged the Blue Jays 5-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Another marathon game for Boston, which played 16 innings Saturday before taking on the Yankees in a doubleheader the next day. Ramirez also had a double and a walk in the contest tonight. The homer was his sixth in the last 20 games and 15th overall. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:28 pm
  • Chris Taylor goes 4-for-5 in win
    Chris Taylor went 4-for-5 with a double and a steal versus the White Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: He scored the only run of the game for either team. Taylor is playing well again of late after struggling to hit for average in June; he's batting .408 with a homer, two triples and four doubles in 49 at-bats during July. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:49 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    7:10 pm vs Min
     
  • Francisco Liriano (neck) to start Thursday?
    Francisco Liriano (neck, back) threw a successful bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon.

    Advice: The expectation is that Liriano will start Thursday against the Red Sox, but the Blue Jays aren't going to make that official until they see how the veteran lefty feels on Wednesday. Liriano exited his last start Saturday against the Tigers after experiencing tightness around his upper back and neck. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:47 pm
  • Jake Odorizzi pitches Rays past A's
    Jake Odorizzi allowed one run and one hit over seven innings in defeating the A's on Monday.

    Advice: The lone hit was Khris Davis's solo homer in the fourth. Odorizzi struck out five and walked two in improving to 6-4 with a 4.37 ERA. His next start will come Sunday versus the Rangers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:12 pm
    10-Day DL
    Bot 3, 0-0 vs Bal
     
  • Francisco Liriano (neck) doesn't need MRI
    Francisco Liriano (neck/back) doesn't need an MRI.

    Advice: Liriano said early Sunday that his neck and back were still "really sore" after he was removed from Saturday's start, but it sounds like he must be feeling better after undergoing treatment. His status for his next scheduled start is still uncertain. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 11:52 am
  • Liriano's (neck) next start in question
    Francisco Liriano (neck/back) said Sunday that he's unsure whether he'll be ready to make his next start.

    Advice: Liriano said he's still "really sore" after leaving Saturday's outing with an injured neck and back. The Blue Jays haven't placed him on the disabled list yet, so it appears they'll give the southpaw a few days to see if he feels better. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 8:41 am
  • Hanley, Pedroia sitting out first game
    Hanley Ramirez is not in the Red Sox' lineup for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Yankees.

    Advice: Dustin Pedroia and Mitch Moreland aren't playing, either. Chris Young is in the designated hitter spot, Sam Travis is at first base, Tzu-Wei Lin is at second base and Deven Marrero is at third. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 7:32 am
  • Edwin Encarnacion belts 19th homer Saturday
    Edwin Encarnacion finished 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, a walk and two runs scored in Saturday's loss in Oakland.

    Advice: Encarnacion was quiet in the power categories to close out June and kick off the month of July. However, he is starting to pick up the pace again, posting two doubles, two homers and five RBI over his past six outings. He has also raised his average from .243 to .260 in just over a month, and he'll need to keep hitting like that if the Indians hope to duplicate their success from the postseason a year ago. Rotoworld.com Jul 15, 11:56 pm
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