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  • Jake Buchanan designated for assignment
    Cubs designated RHP Jake Buchanan for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears space on the 40-man roster for Zac Rosscup. Buchanan, 27, holds an unimpressive 4.75 ERA and 29/19 K/BB ratio over 41 2/3 innings at Triple-A Iowa this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:34 pm
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  • Tigers option Anibal Sanchez to minors
    Tigers optioned RHP Anibal Sanchez to Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: Sanchez had to agree to the move given his big league tenure, and it was actually his idea, as he wants to be stretched out to start again. The veteran right-hander has posted a 9.00 ERA and 2.05 WHIP over 11 relief appearances this season, although he did strike out 22 over 21 innings. He could get another shot to start with the Tigers if Matt Boyd's struggles continue. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:15 pm
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  • Daniel Vogelbach optioned to Triple-A
    Mariners optioned 1B Daniel Vogelbach to Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Vogelbach was up for one day and had a single in three at-bats in a start Sunday. He'll return to a .262/.379/.447 line with five homers at Tacoma. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:06 pm
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  • Tuffy Gosewisch optioned to Triple-A
    Mariners optioned C Tuffy Gosewisch to Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Gosewisch looked overmatched in his stint with the big club, going 2-for-28 with a 14/1 K/BB ratio. Mike Zunino has replaced him on the roster. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:04 pm
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  • James Loney released by Braves
    Braves released 1B James Loney.

    Advice: Loney asked for and was granted his release following the Braves' trade for Matt Adams, as he could plainly see that there wasn't going to be an opportunity for him. The 33-year-old will surely catch on elsewhere in short order. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:51 pm
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  • Greg Bird (ankle) takes dry swings
    Greg Bird (ankle) took some dry swings Monday.

    Advice: He had been slated to hit off a tee and take soft-toss, but he'll now do that Tuesday instead. Bird also resumed running recently, as well. He'll need a rehab assignment before being activated but is making nice progress. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:26 pm
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  • Carlos Frias outrighted to Triple-A
    Indians sent RHP Carlos Frias outright to Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Frias had been designated for assignment, but he cleared waivers and has accepted an outright assignment to remain in the organization. He's posted a 9.00 ERA through 12 appearances in Triple-A this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:53 pm
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  • Finnegan (trapezius) to throw off mound Tues.
    Brandon Finnegan (trapezius) will throw a 20-pitch bullpen session Tuesday.

    Advice: It will be his first time throwing off the bump since he strained his left trapezius in his third start of the season. Obviously he has a ways to go, but Finnegan is projected to rejoin the Reds' rotation sometime in the June 19-24 range assuming all goes well with his rehab. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:50 pm
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  • Williams homers
    Phillies OF prospect Nick Williams homered on Sunday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: It's the fifth homer of the season for Williams. After struggling for most of 2016, he has unfortunately continued that trend. The approach remains a mess, and he's not making enough hard contact to compensate for the lack of walks. At this point, Williams looks more like a reclamation project than an actual prospect. That's disappointing. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:48 am
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  • Angels demote C.J. Cron to Triple-A
    Angels optioned 1B C.J. Cron to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Cron gets the boot one day after hitting a grand slam against the Mets. The 27-year-old has missed time with a foot injury this season while batting just .232/.281/.305 through 24 games. Still, he didn't get much of a leash after putting up a .792 OPS (115 OPS+) last season. The Angels can mix and match at first base with Luis Valbuena, Jefry Marte, and Albert Pujols. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:42 am
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  • Four hit day for Olson
    Athletics prospect Matt Olson picked up four hits on Sunday for Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Two of those hits went for extra bases, including his 10th homer of the season. A 2012 first-round pick, Olson has seen his stock decline in the past few years, but he's bounced back nicely in 2017. He's going to strike out a ton, but he might draw enough walks and hit enough bombs to compensate. Keep an eye on Olson going forward, he might be a potential steal. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:17 am
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  • Lively pitches well
    Phillies prospect Ben Lively threw six shutout innings on Sunday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: In those six shutout innings, Lively gave up just five hits, walked no one and struck out nine. The no walks aren't surprising, as he's put just five hitters on base via walk the entire season. He doesn't have elite stuff, but he should throw enough strikes to pitch in the back of a rotation. Whether or not that makes him fantasy relevant is another question. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:07 am
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  • Two-hit day for Adames
    Rays prospect Willy Adames went 2-for-3 on Sunday for Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Adames also knocked in a run, and stole his third base of the season. The Rays top prospect still isn't performing up to his talent, but again, it's not unheard of for 21-year-olds to struggle in Triple-A. This is still a shortstop with an above-average hit tool, and guys who can hit for average at a premium position are very valuable. Don't give up on Adames. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:30 am
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  • Matz (elbow) could be promoted soon
    According to David Lennon of Newsday, the Mets are open to activating Steven Matz (elbow) after Tuesday's start with Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Matz, who is working his way back from a flexor strain, allowed one run on two hits and two walks over three innings in his first rehab start at High-A St. Lucie last Thursday. Ideally he would get at least two more starts in the minors, but the state of the Mets' rotation could have them move up the timeline. Either way, Matz should be stashed away in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:04 am
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  • Puig (back) strikes out as pinch-hitter
    Yasiel Puig (back) struck out as a pinch-hitter in Sunday's game against the Marlins.

    Advice: Puig was held out of the starting lineup for the second straight day due to back tightness, but it seems like he's moving in the right direction. Consider him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:30 am
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  • Cron slugs grand slam in victory Sunday
    C.J. Cron hit a first-inning grand slam Sunday in the Angels' defeat of the Mets.

    Advice: It was the first home run of the season for Cron, who's been battling through injuries and ineffectiveness. He finished 1-for-4 in the game and is slashing just .232/.281/.305 on the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:52 pm
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  • Daniel Vogelbach recalled from Triple-A
    Mariners recalled 1B Daniel Vogelbach from Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Vogelbach will serve as some insurance at first base with Danny Valencia (wrist) banged up. He's hit just .143/.294/.143 in 17 plate appearances with the big club this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:53 am
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  • Matz (elbow) to make two more rehab starts
    Steven Matz (elbow) is slated to make two more rehab starts.

    Advice: Matz surrendered two hits and one run over three innings last Thursday in his first rehab start for High-A St. Lucie. He threw 53 pitches in the outing, so the left-hander obviously needs to be stretched out a bit more. Working his way back from a flexor strain, Matz could rejoin the Mets' rotation by the first weekend of June. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:56 am
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  • Bird (ankle) to take soft-toss, hit off tee
    Greg Bird (ankle) will take soft-toss and hit off a tee Monday.

    Advice: Bird resumed running recently, as well. He'll need a rehab assignment before being activated and is still likely at least a couple weeks away from a return. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:23 am
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  • Yasiel Puig (back) sitting against Marlins
    Yasiel Puig (back) is not in the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Marlins.

    Advice: He'll get the night off after exiting Friday's game with back tightness. Enrique Hernandez will replace Puig in right field and bat eighth against Marlins right-hander Dan Straily. Manager Dave Roberts said Puig is available off the bench so we could see him pinch-hit. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:36 pm
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  • Puig (back) hopes to avoid disabled list
    Yasiel Puig was removed from Friday's game against the Marlins due to tightness in his back.

    Advice: Puig said afterwards that he hopes to avoid the disabled list. He initially felt tightness in his back during batting practice and it progressed throughout the game. While the dynamic outfielder has his sights set on returning to the lineup on Saturday or Sunday, the Dodgers' may be best served holding him out for a game or two to err on the side of caution. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:25 am
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  • Yasiel Puig leaves game with apparent injury
    Yasiel Puig was forced to leave Friday's game against the Marlins due to an apparent injury.

    Advice: Puig appeared to tweak something in his side while checking his swing as he drew a walk in the fourth inning. He remained in the game to run the bases for himself but was subbed out for a defensive replacement the following frame. Look for an update on his status from the Dodgers shortly. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:52 pm
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  • Puig's two-run homer helps fuel win over MIA
    Yasiel Puig went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and two walks in Thursday's 7-2 win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Puig teed off on an Edinson Vasquez offering with one out in the second inning, clubbing the ball an estimated 441 feet. The home run was his eighth of the season and it is well within play that Puig could top the career-best 19 home runs he socked as a rookie in 2013. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:50 pm
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  • Steven Matz goes three innings in rehab start
    Steven Matz (elbow) allowed two hits and one run over three innings Thursday in a rehab start for High-A St. Lucie.

    Advice: He added three strikeouts and two walks over the course of 53 pitches. Matz reportedly hit 95 mph on the radar gun, though his fastball was mostly sitting in the 93/94 mph range. It's a positive first step for Matz but he's still a few starts away from joining the Mets' rotation. The Mets desperately need him back with Noah Syndergaard out and Matt Harvey struggling. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:18 pm
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  • Greg Bird (ankle) resumes running Thursday
    Greg Bird (ankle) began running on Thursday.

    Advice: It's another step in the right direction but there's still no timetable for his return. Chris Carter has been manning first base in Bird's absence. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:13 pm
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  • Braves sign Loney with Freeman sidelined
    Braves signed 1B James Loney to a minor league contract.

    Advice: He'll report to Triple-A Gwinnett. Atlanta needs help at first base with Freddie Freeman (wrist) on the shelf and Loney was probably the most experienced option they could have found at this juncture. The 33-year-old went to spring training with the Rangers and spent about a month in the Tigers organization before his release last week. When he reaches the majors, Loney will likely platoon with Jace Peterson at first base. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:50 pm
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  • Reds transfer LHP Finnegan to 60-day DL
    Reds transferred LHP Brandon Finnegan from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Peter O'Brien on the 40-man roster. Finnegan landed on the disabled list last month with a strained left trapezius muscle and can now be ruled out through mid-June. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:31 am
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  • Indians designate Frias fro assignment
    Indians designated RHP Carlos Frias for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for top prospect Bradley Zimmer on the 40-man roster. Frias, 27, had a 9.00 ERA through 12 appearances in Triple-A this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:49 am
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  • Matz (elbow) begins rehab assignment Thursday
    Steven Matz (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Port St. Lucie on Thursday.

    Advice: Seth Lugo (elbow) will also pitch for St. Lucie in the same game. The two hurlers are on a similar timetable, with the Mets hoping they'll be an option by early June. Matz threw about 30 pitches in an extended spring training game over the weekend, so he should be good for 45-50 on Thursday. Rotoworld.com May 15, 5:14 pm
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  • Yasiel Puig comes up with solo home run
    Yasiel Puig went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: Puig knotted the score at 3-3 with his solo blast off Antonio Senzatela in the second inning, but the Rockies would pull back ahead with four runs over the next three innings. For the season as a whole, Puig is hitting .250/.316/.434 with seven homers, 20 RBI and four steals over the course of 136 at-bats. Sunday's two-hit showing was his fourth multi-hit effort in his last 10 games. Rotoworld.com May 14, 4:14 pm
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  • C.J. Cron activated from disabled list
    Angels activated 1B C.J. Cron from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: He missed a couple weeks with a bruised foot. Cron is starting at first base Sunday, with Luis Valbuena sliding over to third to cover for Yunel Escobar (hamstring). Rotoworld.com May 14, 10:18 am
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  • Ben Lively recalled from Triple-A
    Phillies recalled RHP Ben Lively from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: He'll serve as the 26th man during Sunday's doubleheader against the Nationals. Lively was up briefly last month but didn't appear in a game. Let's see whether he gets to make his major league debut Sunday. Rotoworld.com May 14, 7:27 am
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  • C.J. Cron plays in fourth rehab game
    C.J. Cron (foot, hand) played in his fourth minor-league rehab game for Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday.

    Advice: Cron's timetable for a return is uncertain. He has collected five hits in 12 at-bats with a home run so far during rehab. Wait until he is officially activated from the 10-day disabled list before plugging him back into the active lineup in AL-only fantasy play. Rotoworld.com May 14, 1:00 am
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  • Yasiel Puig sitting out against Rockies
    Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Rockies.

    Advice: It will be Puig's second absence of the season. Brett Eibner will draw the start in right field and bat eighth against Rockies left-hander Tyler Anderson. Puig has had an up-and-down year so far, hitting .244 with six homers, 19 RBI and four steals. Rotoworld.com May 13, 2:25 pm
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  • Matz (elbow) pitches in extended spring game
    Steven Matz (elbow) threw two innings Saturday in an extended spring training game.

    Advice: He threw about 30 pitches. Metz is still working his way back from a strained flexor tendon but the Mets are optimistic he'll be ready next month. Rotoworld.com May 13, 1:59 pm
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  • Matz (elbow) to appear in extended spring
    Steven Matz (elbow) will pitch in an extended spring training game on Saturday.

    Advice: It's unclear how many appearances he'll need in extended spring training before being sent out on a rehab assignment. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Friday that Matz could rejoin the Mets' rotation in early June if all goes well. He's working his way back from a strained flexor tendon. Rotoworld.com May 12, 2:26 pm
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  • Cron (foot, hand) resumes rehab assignment
    C.J. Cron (foot, hand) resumed a rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday.

    Advice: Cron is over his bruised foot issue, but he hadn't played since being hit on the right hand by a pitch Sunday. However, he was back in action Thursday and doubled twice in four at-bats. Cron is eligible for activation now, but the Angels might wait a bit since they're slated to face a bunch of right-handed starters. Rotoworld.com May 12, 8:50 am
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