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  • 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 55 minutes ago
  • J.D. Martinez swats first homer for Arizona
    J.D. Martinez (hand) crushed a three-run home run for his only at-bat across five at-bats in Monday's win against the Braves.

    Advice: Martinez returned to the starting lineup after suffering a bruised hand on a hit-by-pitch in his debut last Wednesday. Over his past six games he has driven in 10 runs dating back to his tenure with the Tigers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:59 pm
  • A.J. Pollock drives in four in Tuesday's win
    A.J. Pollock finished 3-for-5 with two doubles, a two-run home run, two runs scored and four RBI in Monday's win against the Braves.

    Advice: Pollock was a bit sluggish for several games after coming off the 10-day disabled list July 2 after battling groin and quadriceps injury. However, he has picked up the pace over the past week and a half, going 14-for-34 (.412) with five doubles, two triples, two homers and six RBI over the past nine outings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:51 pm
  • Sean Rodriguez belts first homer of season
    Sean Rodriguez connected for a pinch-hit two-run home run in the top of the fifth inning in Monday's game at Arizona.

    Advice: The veteran Rodriguez debuted in mid-July, as he needed time to recover from a severe shoulder injury suffered in a car accident during the offseason. The homer was just his second hit across 15 at-bats, but perhaps it will give the utility man a little confidence going forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:31 pm
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  • Danny Santana continues to scuffle
    Danny Santana was hitless over four at-bats in Monday's loss in Arizona.

    Advice: Santana continues to struggle at the plate, posting just two hits over the past 19 at-bats dating back to July 2. He spent time on the 10-day disabled list due to a bacterial infection earlier in the month, and he might be still building up his strength. However, he wasn't hitting all that well before the illness. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • George Springer (quad) expected to avoid DL
    George Springer (quad) is expected to avoid the disabled list.

    Advice: It sounds like the left quad discomfort that forced Springer from Monday's game might have been a cramp more than anything else. Astros manager A.J. Hinch said that Springer is considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:03 pm
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  • HOU recalls outfield prospect Derek Fisher
    Astros recalled OF Derek Fisher from Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: George Springer (quad) is expected to avoid the disabled list, but the Astros want to give Fisher another look, anyway. The 23-year-old made a nice five-game impression (.278/.381/.611, two homers) last month and sports a robust .318/.384/.583 line with 21 homers, 66 RBI and 16 steals this season with Fresno. At-bats figure to be available in left field with Marwin Gonzalez moving in to shortstop to cover for Carlos Correa (thumb), so it will be interesting to see whether the Astros give Fisher a chance to run away with a job. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Nick Williams drives in three in Phils' loss
    Nick Williams hit a three-run triple in the seventh inning of Monday night's loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: It was one of the only positive moments of the night for the Phils, who lost 13-4 in the rain-delayed snoozer at Citizens Bank Park. Williams also singled in the ninth inning, finishing with 2-for-5 with three RBI. The 23-year-old outfielder is off to a terrific start as a major leaguer, now with 18 RBI in 20 games. He's batting .306/.342/.611. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Bonifacio goes deep in third straight game
    Jorge Bonifacio finished 3-for-5 with a homer as the Royals defeated the Tigers on Monday.

    Advice: Bonifacio has now homered in three consecutive starts for the hard-charging Royals. The 24-year-old outfielder owns a respectable .259/.331/.464 batting line with 14 home runs in 76 games this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:35 pm
  • Grichuk homers for fourth consecutive game
    Randal Grichuk homered for the fourth straight game Monday as the Cardinals beat the Rockies.

    Advice: It was a two-run opposite-field shot in the bottom of the fourth inning off Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela. Grichuk has put on a power show lately, but he still holds a rough .227/.280/.458 overall batting line in 2017 and can't be counted on for much consistency down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:09 pm
  • Gennett slugs 18th homer Monday vs. Tribe
    Scooter Gennett homered again Monday in the Reds' loss to the Indians.

    Advice: Gennett roped a solo shot off Indians starter Josh Tomlin in the top of the fifth inning, giving the Reds their first run of the game. They would score only one more. Gennett now has 18 home runs and 58 RBI this season, to go along with an exceptional .313/.362/.602 overall slash line. Nobody saw this coming. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:51 pm
  • Brandon Nimmo (lung) begins rehab assignment
    Brandon Nimmo (lung) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday.

    Advice: Nimmo was placed on the disabled list a little over two weeks ago with a partially collapsed lung, which obviously didn't turn out to be as scary as it sounds. He could be back with the Mets fairly soon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:02 pm
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  • George Springer leaves game with sore quad
    George Springer departed Monday's game against the Phillies with discomfort in his left quad.

    Advice: It's unclear when Springer suffered the injury or whether it could potentially be more than a day-to-day situation. The Astros will have an update on their star outfielder after the game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:12 pm
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  • Trayce Thompson optioned to Triple-A
    Dodgers optioned OF Trayce Thompson to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Thompson has hit only .116/.208/.279 over 19 games in the majors this season. He'll return to a .211/.273/.377 line at Oklahoma City. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:43 pm
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  • Adam Engel belts third home run
    Adam Engel singled and smacked a solo homer in Monday's win over the Cubs.

    Advice: The longball came in the sixth inning off of Justin Grimm and landed a few rows into the bleachers in left-center field. It's the third home run of the season for Engel, who has been the White Sox' regular center fielder with Leury Garcia (finger) sidelined. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:07 pm
  • Gerardo Parra (calf) returns to lineup
    Gerardo Parra (calf) is back in the Rockies' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Parra didn't start the last two games in part due to a bruised right calf. Ian Desmond is sitting out while the red-hot Parra handles left field. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:00 pm
  • J.D. Martinez (hand) back in lineup Monday
    J.D. Martinez (hand) is back in the Diamondbacks' lineup Monday.

    Advice: It's his first start since he was hit on the left hand with a pitch last Wednesday. Martinez is in right field and batting fifth against R.A. Dickey and the Braves. Daily Slant: Martinez actually has the biggest track record against R.A. Dickey on the Arizona side, as he's faced him 14 times and has racked up a .286 ISO (1 HR) over that span with one strikeout. BvP is a polarizing topic in baseball, but when it comes to knuckeballers the data is a bit more well received. Martinez enters play tonight with an elite 46.6 hard% against RHP. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:48 pm
  • Stephen Piscotty (groin) does some running
    Stephen Piscotty (groin) did some running pre-game on Monday.

    Advice: Piscotty won't be activated from the disabled list when first eligible Tuesday as initially hoped, but it sounds like he's coming along. That said, a revised timetable for him hasn't been revealed yet. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:39 pm
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  • Altherr (hamstring) aims for late-week return
    Aaron Altherr (hamstring) expects to return from the disabled list by the end of the week.

    Advice: Altherr is eligible to return on Tuesday, but he needs a little more time. Howie Kendrick figures to slide into a utility role once he's ready to return. Of course, Kendrick is likely to be traded soon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:51 pm
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  • Rays release Rickie Weeks
    Rays activated 1B/DH Rickie Weeks from the 10-day disabled list; released him.

    Advice: The Rays ultimately opted to keep Trevor Plouffe over Weeks. The 34-year-old Weeks has been sidelined since early June with a right shoulder impingement and owns an underwhelming .216/.321/.340 batting line over 37 games this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:28 pm
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  • Duvall not in lineup Monday
    Adam Duvall is not in Monday's lineup against the Indians.

    Advice: No word of an injury, so he could just be getting a breather. Patrick Kivlehan will get a start in left field. Scooter Gennett will serve as the designated hitter under AL rules. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:03 pm
  • A's option Olson to Triple-A
    Athletics optioned 1B/OF Matt Olson to Triple-A.

    Advice: Olson served as an extra bench player during the A's interleague weekend series against the Mets. He went 1-for-2 with a single and a strikeout in his return to the majors. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:33 am
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  • Bruce, Grandy not attracting much interest
    Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports that the Mets haven't received much interest in outfielders Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson.

    Advice: Feinsand provides that tidbit while mentioning that the Mets are getting hits on Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Lucas Duda. Bruce owns an .852 OPS with 25 homers this season, but he's below-average defensively and power isn't hard to find right now. The 30-year-old is due to become a free agent this winter. It doesn't sound like the Mets should expect much in return via trade. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:28 am
  • Three hits for Tapia
    Rockies outfielder Raimel Tapia went 3-for-5 on Sunday for Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Tapia also scored two runs. Tapia has been a victim of the glut of outfielders in the Colorado system, but it's clear that he's ready to be an everyday player. It may not be as a member of the Rockies -- and it'd be nice to get the value of Coors Field -- but he's good enough with the bat to hit anywhere. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:18 am
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  • Lewis homers twice
    Mariners prospect Kyle Lewis homered twice on Sunday for High-A Modesto.

    Advice: It's the fourth homer of the season for Lewis, which is much more impressive when you keep in mind that he's only played in 16 games. With Tyler O'Neill now in St. Louis, Lewis is clearly the top prospect in the Seattle system. He can hit for average, power, and isn't a clog on the bases. Assuming he can stay healthy, he could be playing in the Seattle outfield before the end of next season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:51 am
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  • Piscotty (groin) won't be ready Tuesday
    Stephen Piscotty (groin) won't be ready to return from the disabled list when he's first eligible on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Cardinals originally hoped that Piscotty would only have to miss the minimum after he went down with a right groin strain, but progress has been slow. He's set to be reevaluated during the Cardinals' homestand this week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:44 am
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  • Massive game for Jimenez
    White Sox prospect Eloy Jimenez went 5-for-6 with a homer on Sunday for High-A Winston Salem.

    Advice: The homer is the second since the trade, and he's now hitting .452 with an .816 slugging percentage with Winston Salem. He's just too good a hitter to be at the lower levels right now. The White Sox should give him a chance to face Double-A pitching before the end of the year. He'll be hitting in Chicago before the end of 2018, and hitting well. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:04 am
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  • Mariners option Taylor Motter to Triple-A
    Mariners optioned INF/OF Taylor Motter to Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: The move should clear a spot for Danny Espinosa's arrival. Motter started the season hot, but he's been a non-factor for the past couple of months. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:39 am
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  • Martinez (hand) appears as pinch-hitter
    J.D. Martinez (hand) drew a walk as a pinch-hitter Sunday against the Nationals.

    Advice: It was his first appearance in a game since being hit in the left hand with a pitch in his first game with the Diamondbacks last Wednesday. It seems like he's trending in the right direction. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:56 am
  • Randal Grichuk homers in third straight game
    Randal Grichuk went deep for the third consecutive game on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Cardinals to victory over the Cubs.

    Advice: Grichuk's two-run blast off of Jose Quintana got the Cardinals on the board in the second inning. He finished the night 2-for-4 and is now slashing .226/.281/.449 with 12 long balls and 35 RBI. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:05 pm
  • Jorge Bonifacio goes deep as Royals win again
    Jorge Bonifacio clubbed his 13th home run of the season as the Royals blasted their way past the White Sox on Sunday.

    Advice: He finished the day 1-for-3 plus a walk. His solo shot came as part of back-to-back-to-back solo shots with Whit Merrifield and Eric Hosmer to get the Royals on the board in the fourth inning. Bonifacio has now homered in two straight games and is slashing .253/.327/.450 with 13 homers and 30 RBI. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:35 pm
  • Adam Engel plates three in loss to Royals
    Adam Engel delivered a three-run double as the White Sox fell to the Royals on Sunday afternoon in Kansas City.

    Advice: Engel's bases-clearing double tied the game at 3-3 in the fourth inning, and he scored the go-ahead run on Jose Abreu's double later in the frame. He finished the day 1-for-4 and is hitting .228/.304/.337 with eight RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:33 pm
  • Nick Williams HRs, plates three vs. Brewers
    Nick Williams hit his fourth major league homer Sunday in the Phillies' 6-3 defeat of Milwaukee.

    Advice: It was a two-run blast in the bottom of the fourth inning off Brewers starter Junior Guerra. Williams then tallied his third RBI of the afternoon on a force attempt in the bottom of the fifth. The talented 23-year-old outfielder has a stellar .309/.347/.603 batting line with 15 RBI over his first 19 games at baseball's highest level. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:07 pm
  • Gennett launches 17th homer on Sunday
    Scooter Gennett launched his 17th home run of the season on Sunday afternoon against the Marlins.

    Advice: It was a solo shot in the bottom of the fourth inning of Marlins starter Tom Koehler. Gennett also added an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth, finishing 2-for-4 with two runs batted in. The second baseman has a remarkable .314/.364/.595 batting line in 82 total games this season for Cincinnati. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:33 pm
  • J.D. Martinez (hand) out again on Sunday
    J.D. Martinez (hand) remained out of the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since being hit on the left hand by a pitch in his first game with the D'Backs last Wednesday. The good news is Martinez was slated to take batting practice Sunday and is "trending upward," according to manager Torey Lovullo. It sounds like he should be back in there soon. Daniel Descalso is getting another start. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:30 am
  • George Springer sitting out on Sunday
    George Springer is not in the Astros' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a rare day off for Springer. Carlos Beltran is also getting a breather, as Evan Gattis, Nori Aoki and Jake Marisnick are all receiving starts. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:39 am
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  • 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
  • Gennett goes 2-for-4 with an RBI vs Marlins
    Scooter Gennett went 2-for-4 with an RBI as his club fell to the Marlins on Saturday.

    Advice: His eighth-inning RBI single drew the Reds within a run but they weren't able to score again. Gennett has been marvelously productive as a super-utility player this season, batting .311/.362/.584 with 16 home runs and 55 RBI in just 238 at-bats. Earlier this week the club announced he would become the starting second baseman moving forward, sending Jose Peraza to the bench. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:20 pm
  • Bruce hits two-run homer in win over A's
    Jay Bruce hit a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Athletics.

    Advice: Bruce did his damage against a fellow southpaw, taking A's starter Sean Manaea out for the two-run bomb in the sixth inning. The dinger was his 25th home run of the year. With 10 days until the trading deadline, the 30-year-old will surely remain in the news as a possible trade target for a contending club. Bruce is hitting .263/.327/.528 on the year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:10 pm
  • Grichuk goes deep for second game in a row
    Randal Grichuk belted his 11th home run Saturday in the Cardinals’ loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: Grichuk bombed a towering 423-foot shot over the ivy in center field in the eighth to give the Cardinals a 2-0 advantage, though Chicago battled back for three runs in the bottom half of the inning and eventually won 3-2. The 25-year-old has homered in each of his two games since coming off the disabled list and four times in his last six games overall. His stint in the minors last month must have done him some good. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:54 pm
  • A.J. Pollock homers, triples in Arizona's win
    A.J. Pollock missed the cycle by a single and scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth as the Diamondbacks edged the Nationals 6-5 on Friday.

    Advice: Pollock tripled off Enny Romero in the ninth and came around to score on Brandon Drury's single to right, ending the game. In all, Pollock scored three times tonight. He's batting .279 with two homers and four doubles in 43 at-bats since coming off the disabled list on July 4. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:33 pm
  • Gennett doubles, walks against Marlins
    Scooter Gennett went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk in Friday’s loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: The Reds managed just four hits on the night, with the lone run scoring on a sacrifice fly from Billy Hamilton in the third inning. Gennett started at second base on Friday and should be locked in there if the Reds end up trading All-Star shortstop Zack Cozart this month. Jose Peraza would simply slide over to shortstop. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:20 pm
  • Martinez (hand) remains out of D'Backs lineup
    J.D. Martinez (hand) remains out of the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: While X-rays came back negative and MRI showed no structural damage, the newly-acquired slugger is still a bit sore and will need at least another day before rejoining the lineup. Daniel Descalso is starting in left field against Max Scherzer and the Nationals. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:11 pm
  • Randal Grichuk homers in first game back
    Randal Grichuk ripped a solo home run and added an RBI single in Friday's win over the Cubs.

    Advice: Grichuk was playing in his first game back from the disabled list and took Jake Arrieta deep in his first trip to the plate. He later contributed and RBI single during the Cardinals' nine-run eighth inning. Grichuk should play every day for the next few days, but Stephen Piscotty (groin) is due back early next week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:46 pm
  • Matt Olson recalled from Triple-A
    Athletics recalled 1B/OF Matt Olson from Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Olson has batted .184/.310/.449 with four homers over 49 at-bats during his time in the majors this season. He should get some chances in right field. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:02 am
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  • Randal Grichuk activated from disabled list
    Cardinals activated OF Randal Grichuk from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Grichuk missed barely over the minimum amount of a time with a lower back strain. He should see regular starts at least until Stephen Piscotty (groin) returns from the disabled list next week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:21 am
  • Randal Grichuk homers in rehab debut
    Randal Grichuk went 1-for-4 with a homer in his rehab debut Wednesday at Double-A Springfield.

    Advice: Grichuk could return to the Cardinals' active roster ahead of Friday night's series opener against the Cubs, though he's not going to unseat Tommy Pham in left field. He'll be more of a bench bat. Grichuk, out since July 10 because of a lower back strain, is slashing just .215/.270/.408 with nine home runs and 74 strikeouts in 61 games this season at the major league level. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:50 am
  • A.J. Pollock getting day off against Reds
    A.J. Pollock is getting the day off Thursday against the Reds.

    Advice: Gregor Blanco will start in center field and bat eighth, with Daniel Descalso taking a turn at leadoff. It's just a routine day of maintenance for Pollock. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:32 am
  • JD Martinez (hand) out for D'Backs on Thurs.
    J.D. Martinez (hand) is not in the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Thursday.

    Advice: Martinez got hit by a pitch Wednesday in his second-ever at-bat with Arizona and suffered a left hand contusion. X-rays turned up negative, so he should be good to go in a day or two. Chris Herrmann is starting in right field and Daniel Descalso is in left field on Thursday afternoon in Cincinnati. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:29 am
  • 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
  • J.D. Martinez exits with left hand contusion
    J.D. Martinez was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Reds with a left hand contusion.

    Advice: Martinez got hit on the left hand by a pitch while attempting to check his swing during his second at-bat of the game -- and his second at-bat in a Diamondbacks uniform. X-rays came back negative. Martinez is considered day-to-day for now. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:55 pm
  • J.D. Martinez forced out after HBP on hand
    J.D. Martinez left Wednesday's game against the Reds after being hit on the hand by a pitch.

    Advice: Something of an inauspicious debut for Martinez, who just joined the Diamondbacks after being traded over from the Tigers on Tuesday evening. He departed Wednesday upon getting plunked with a 91 mph fastball while attempting to check his swing in his second at-bat of the game. The Diamondbacks should pass along an update on his status later on Wednesday evening. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:43 pm
  • J.D. Martinez bats fifth in debut for Arizona
    J.D. Martinez will start in right field and hit fifth Wednesday in his Diamondbacks debut.

    Advice: Jake Lamb is batting third and Paul Goldschmidt is at cleanup versus Reds right-hander Tim Adleman. Martinez was acquired from the Tigers on Tuesday night for minor league infielders Dawel Lugo, Sergio Alcantara, and Jose King.Daily Slant: Martinez's debut as a D'Back comes at a good time, as he'll face off with Tim Adleman, who has allowed a 1.70 HR/9 rate to RH bats this season with a 38.2 hard%. Arizona is arguably the most appealing offensive target on the main slate - they rank inside the top ten in wRC+ (8th) and ISO (9th) against RHP on the season. Jake Lamb is right up there as a top overall play at the 3B spot, while Paul Goldschmidt is the clear-cut top bat on the slate regardless of position. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:14 pm
  • 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
  • Gerardo Parra stays hot with three more hits
    Gerardo Parra finished 3-for-3 with a double, two walks, three runs scored and an RBI in Tuesday's victory against San Diego.

    Advice: Parra has been on fire since returning from the 10-day disabled list on July 7, posting six multi-hit games in eight outings, including two or more hits in each of his past three starts. He also has at least one RBI in each of his eight games since his return. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:29 pm
  • Gerardo Parra stays hot with three more hits
    Gerardo Parra finished 3-for-3 with a double, two walks, three runs scored and an RBI in Tuesday's victory against San Diego.

    Advice: Parra has been on fire since returning from the 10-day disabled list on July 7, posting six multi-hit games in eight outings, including two or more hits in each of his past three starts. He also has at least one RBI in each of his eight games since his return. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:29 pm
  • Weeks (shoulder) set for rehab games
    Rickie Weeks (shoulder) is set to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Weeks has missed over a month with a right shoulder impingement. He'll probably remain in the minor leagues through the weekend. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:08 pm
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  • D'Backs, Tigers announce J.D. Martinez deal
    Diamondbacks acquired OF J.D. Martinez from the Tigers for INFs Dawel Lugo, Sergio Alcantara, and Jose King.

    Advice: The deal was first reported by Jon Morosi of MLB.com and promptly confirmed by Jeff Passan at Yahoo Sports. Martinez was slashing .305/.388/.630 with 16 home runs and 39 RBI in 57 games this season for Detroit and should flourish in the power-friendly confines of Arizona's Chase Field. The impending free agent perfectly fits the Diamondbacks' need for a right-handed power bat, and the package of prospects heading to Detroit is quite underwhelming. This trade looks like a big win for the Snakes, even if Martinez turns out to be a two-and-a-half month rental. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:07 pm
  • Rockies option Raimel Tapia back to AAA
    Rockies optioned OF Raimel Tapia to Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Tapia has posted a cool .314/.369/.480 batting line in 112 plate appearances this season at the major league level, but the Rockies needed to clear a 25-man roster spot for Tuesday's starter Antonio Senzatela and they're flush on outfielders. Tapia should be back relatively soon. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:07 pm
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  • Randal Grichuk (back) cleared for rehab games
    Randal Grichuk (back) will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Springfield on Wednesday.

    Advice: He could need just one rehab game before being activated. Grichuk has been out since the end of the first half with a lower back strain. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:04 pm
  • Grichuk (back) to increase activity Monday
    Randal Grichuk (back) will increase his activity level Monday and hopes to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday.

    Advice: It was reported previously that Grichuk is expected back when first eligible on Thursday, so it will apparently be a one-game rehab stint. He's hit a disappointing .215/.270/.408 with nine homers for the Cardinals this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:32 pm
  • Braves activate Santana from 10-day DL
    Braves activated INF Danny Santana from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Santana landed on the disabled list earlier this month due to a bacterial infection. He returns to a .223/.275/.393 batting line over 55 games. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:29 pm
  • Braves activate INF Rodriguez from DL
    Braves activated INF Sean Rodriguez from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Rodriguez has been out all season after injuring his shoulder in an offseason car crash. He was originally expected to miss the entire year, but he managed to make it back just a few days removed from the All-Star break. The 32-year-old should function in a utility role. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:27 pm
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    Sean Rodríguez Atl - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    6:40 pm @Ari
     
  • Altherr (hamstring) placed on disabled list
    Phillies placed OF Aaron Altherr on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 15, with a strained right hamstring.

    Advice: Altherr suffered the injury in Friday's loss to the Brewers. The Phillies figure to go with multiple options in the outfield during his absence, including Daniel Nava, Cameron Perkins, and Ty Kelly. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:00 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Hou
     
  • Two hits for Jimenez
    White Sox prospect Eloy Jimenez reached base four times on Sunday for High-A Winston Salem.

    Advice: It's only three games, but Jimenez is hitting .400/.571/.500 since coming over from the Cubs in the Jose Quintana trade. This was a tremendous get for the White Sox organization. The one thing missing in their farm system was a potential middle of the order bat. Bingo. Jimenez has a real chance to be the White Sox right fielder by this point in 2018. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:41 am
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    11:20 am vs CWS
     
  • Nick Williams launches grand slam in victory
    Nick Williams went 2-for-4 with a grand slam in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Brewers.

    Advice: This was a low-scoring game up until the sixth inning, when Williams connected for the big grand slam off of Tyler Webb to give the Phillies a 5-2 lead. This was the 23-year-old rookie's second home run since being called up on June 30. Through the first 11 games of his big league career, Williams has done a nice job, slashing .306/.359/.528 with four extra-base hits. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 2:58 pm
  • Gennett drives in three in loss to Nationals
    Scooter Gennett went 2-for-5 with three RBI in the Reds' loss to the Nationals on Sunday.

    Advice: Gennett drove in a run on a groundout in the bottom of the third inning and he added RBI singles in the fifth and seventh, but Cincinnati ultimately fell 14-4. The 27-year-old second baseman continues to surprise, now with a .312/.364/.606 batting line and 54 RBI in 75 games. He has already reached a new career-high in homers with 16. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 2:12 pm
  • Altherr (hamstring) expected to go on DL
    Aaron Altherr (hamstring) is expected to be placed on the disabled list.

    Advice: It doesn't sound like it will happen until Monday, though. Altherr is sitting out a second straight game Sunday after strained his right hamstring Friday. Cesar Hernandez (oblique) looks to be in line to take his spot on the roster. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 9:06 am
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Hou
     
  • Piscotty (groin) due back when eligible
    Stephen Piscotty (groin) is expected to return from the disabled list when first eligible on July 25.

    Advice: Piscotty's right groin strain is considered mild, as he's expected to head out on a rehab assignment later this week. Jose Martinez and Mags Sierra will see time in right field over the next few days before Randal Grichuk (back) returns on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 6:35 am
    10-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Randal Grichuk (back) expected back Thursday
    Randal Grichuk (back) is expected to be activated from the disabled list when first eligible on Thursday.

    Advice: Grichuk landed on the DL Friday with a lower back strain, but the injury isn't viewed as a big deal. He should get a few days of starts until Stephen Piscotty (groin) returns on July 25. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 6:32 am
  • Gennett homers, drives in four against Nats
    Scooter Gennett homered and drove in four runs in a loss to the Nationals on Saturday.

    Advice: Gennett and the Reds had no answers for Nationals starter Max Scherzer, but the club pounded out seven runs against a beleaguered Nats bullpen. That included Gennett's three-run homer in the ninth inning, his 16th of the year. That's already a career-best for the 27-year-old, who has found new life in Cincinnati after being cast off by the Brewers. Gennett is batting a robust .310/.364/.610 in 74 games overall this year. Rotoworld.com Jul 15, 9:24 pm
  • Pollock goes 2-for-3 with a steal and a run
    A.J. Pollock went 2-for-3 with two walks, a stolen base and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Braves.

    Advice: He led off the game with a single and came around to score on a Chris Owings single to right. Pollock has played in only 45 games this season after missing six weeks with a groin injury. He has a .288 batting average with three home runs, 28 runs, 12 RBI and 14 stolen bases. He is capable of being one of the best leadoff men in baseball when fully healthy. Rotoworld.com Jul 15, 9:03 pm
  • Jay Bruce takes Tyler Chatwood downtown
    Jay Bruce managed just one hit over four at-bats in Saturday's game against the Rockies, but that hit was good for a three-run home run.

    Advice: Bruce smashed an offering from Tyler Chatwood into the seats, giving his team an early 3-0 to set the tone in the first inning. He has hit safely in six straight outings, third-longest of the season for the veteran. He'll look to keep it going against RHP Jeff Hoffman in Sunday's series final. Bruce has clubbed 20 of his 24 homers off of right-handed pitching this season. Rotoworld.com Jul 15, 7:32 pm
  • Aaron Altherr (hamstring) out versus Brewers
    Aaron Altherr (hamstring) is not in the Phillies' lineup Saturday against the Brewers.

    Advice: Altherr strained his hamstring in Friday night's loss. It doesn't look like he'll require a stint on the disabled list but may need a few days to heal up. In his place, Nick Williams will handle right field and bat seventh against Milwaukee hurler Jimmy Nelson. Rotoworld.com Jul 15, 1:13 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Hou
     
  • Cardinals place Stephen Piscotty on 10-day DL
    Cardinals placed OF Stephen Piscotty on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain.

    Advice: Piscotty sustained the injury while making a throw from the outfield during Friday's game. Magneuris Sierra has been recalled to take his spot on the Cardinals' roster. Rotoworld.com Jul 15, 12:31 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Altherr day-to-day with mild hamstring strain
    Aaron Altherr is considered day-to-day after being diagnosed with a mild right hamstring strain.

    Advice: Altherr was forced to leave Friday's game after he pulled up lame at second base after slugging his second double of the night. Phillies' fans and fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief here that the injury wasn't anything more serious. Expect him to sit for a day or two, but avoid a trip to the disabled list. Rotoworld.com Jul 14, 10:58 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Hou
     
  • Parra has two hits against mets
    Gerardo Parra went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday’s loss to the Mets.

    Advice: He got the Rockies on the board in the first inning, but the Mets quickly pulled away in this one. Parra has been excellent when healthy this season, batting .339/.364/.503 with six homers and 34 RBI through 53 games. He’d be worth a pickup in deeper mixed fantasy leagues if the playing time was there, but this outfield is very crowded and fixes to get more complicated when Ian Desmond (calf) and David Dahl (rib cage) are deemed ready to return. Rotoworld.com Jul 14, 8:27 pm
  • Piscotty leaves game with right groin strain
    Stephen Piscotty was removed from Friday's contest against the Pirates with a right groin strain.

    Advice: Piscotty suffered the injury while making a throw from the outfield. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but it's likely that he'll be heading to the disabled list. Rotoworld.com Jul 14, 7:43 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Stephen Piscotty departs with groin injury
    Stephen Piscotty was forced to leave Friday's game against the Pirates due to an apparent groin injury.

    Advice: Piscotty sustained the injury while making a throw from the outfield. The club should provide an update on the severity of the injury after the conclusion of the game. With Randal Grichuk already on the disabled list, the Cardinals can't afford to lose another outfielder for a substantial period of time. Rotoworld.com Jul 14, 7:17 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Aaron Altherr leaves game with leg injury
    Aaron Altherr was forced to leave Friday's game against the Brewers due to an apparent leg injury.

    Advice: Altherr doubled in the fifth inning but pulled up a bit lame into second base, then departed after a visit from the trainer. It would be a huge blow to the Phillies to lose him for any extended period of time. Rotoworld.com Jul 14, 6:42 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Hou
     
  • Rickie Weeks (shoulder) nears rehab games
    Rickie Weeks (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham next week.

    Advice: Weeks has been out for the last five weeks with a right shoulder impingement. He should see starts against lefties once he returns. Rotoworld.com Jul 14, 10:06 am
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    4:10 pm vs Bal
     
  • Randal Grichuk (back) placed on DL
    Cardinals placed OF Randal Grichuk on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 10, with a lower back strain.

    Advice: Grichuk was likely in line for fairly limited at-bats but now he'll be on the shelf for a while. Jose Martinez has been recalled to replace him on the roster. Rotoworld.com Jul 14, 9:32 am
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