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  • Santana goes 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI
    Carlos Santana went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in a win over the Angels.

    Advice: He helped break the game open in the eighth inning by contributing an RBI single that plated Michael Brantley, then came around to score on a Yan Gomes double. The Tribe scored seven runs in that frame. Santana has been strong at the plate lately after a weak first half. He is batting .244/.340/.421 with 12 home runs, 56 runs scored and 53 RBI in 415 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com 17 minutes ago
    W, 10-4 vs LAA
     
  • Bryant scores twice as Cubs win Wednesday
    Kris Bryant went 1-for-5 with a double and a pair of runs scored as the Cubs topped the White Sox on Wednesday.

    Advice: Bryant reached on an error in the fifth inning and came around to score on a three-run double by Anthony Rizzo. He is now hitting .276/.398/.521 with 19 long balls and 42 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com 18 minutes ago
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    W, 8-3 @CWS
     
  • Addison Russell homers as Cubs top White Sox
    Addison Russell swatted his 10th home run of the season as the Cubs topped the White Sox on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Russell finished the evening 2-for-5. His solo shot in the ninth inning increased the Cubs' advantage to 8-3. For the season, he's hitting .241/.306/.425 with 10 long balls and 35 RBI. Rotoworld.com 21 minutes ago
  • Trout goes 3-for-5 in loss to Indians Wed.
    Mike Trout went 3-for-5 but didn't factor into the scoring in Wednesday's loss to the Indians.

    Advice: All three hits were singles. The superstar hasn't skipped a beat since returning from a torn thumb ligament that cost him six weeks on the disabled list. He is batting .333/.454/.711 with 19 home runs and 42 RBI in 57 games. He has stolen 12 bases in 13 tries. Rotoworld.com 22 minutes ago
  • Valbuena goes 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBI
    Luis Valbuena went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in a loss to the Indians on Wednesday.

    Advice: He doubled home Andrelton Simmons in the second inning, then launched a solo home run off starter Carlos Carrasco in the seventh. It was a rare good game for Valbuena, who has a .197 batting average with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 64 games. Rotoworld.com 26 minutes ago
  • Yoan Moncada blasts first career home run
    Yoan Moncada blasted his first major league home run on Wednesday as the White Sox fell to the Cubs.

    Advice: The rookie sensation tagged Jake Arrieta for the solo shot in the seventh inning. He finished the night 1-for-3 plus a walk and scored a pair of runs. Moncada is hitting .130/.286/.348 through his first 28 plate appearances with the White Sox. Rotoworld.com 27 minutes ago
    L, 8-3 vs ChC
     
  • Giancarlo Stanton clubs 33rd homer in victory
    Giancarlo Stanton clubbed his major league leading 33rd home run of the season as the Marlins demolished the Rangers on Wednesday in Arlington.

    Advice: Stanton's solo shot came in the eighth inning, increasing the Marlins' advantage to 14-5. He also chipped in a pair of singles, finishing the night 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI. The 27-year-old slugger is now hitting .278/.363/.601 with the aforementioned 33 homers and 70 RBI. Rotoworld.com 30 minutes ago
  • J.T. Realmuto homers, plates three in victory
    J.T. Realmuto went 3-for-6 with a homer and three RBI as the Marlins destroyed the Rangers.

    Advice: Realmuto crushed a two-run homer in the fourth inning then added on an RBI double in the ninth. He's performing as one of the top all-around catchers in the league again this season, slashing .307/.367/.484 with 11 long balls and 42 RBI. Rotoworld.com 30 minutes ago
  • Adrian Beltre has three hits, homer in loss
    Adrian Beltre had a nice night at the dish in Wednesday's loss to the Marlins, going 3-for-3 with a homer and two doubles.

    Advice: Beltre also drew a walk, reaching base safely in each of his four plate appearances. He scored twice and drove home a pair of runs in the contest. The veteran third baseman is enjoying another terrific season, slashing .307/.387/.545 with nine homers and 34 RBI. Rotoworld.com 30 minutes ago
  • Franco goes 2-for-5 with a two-run homer Wed.
    Maikel Franco went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and scored two runs in a win over the Astros.

    Advice: His fifth-inning blast off reliever Michael Feliz was his 15th of the year. He has made a lot of outs as indicated by his .226 batting average and .284 on-base percentage. His rate stats have declined precipitously each year since his rookie campaign. He hit .280/.343/.497 in 2015, .255/.306/.427 in 2016 and now .226/.284/.401 in 2017. The 24-year-old still has plenty of potential to turn things around eventually, but his fantasy owners are not getting what they thought they would on draft day. Rotoworld.com 43 minutes ago
  • Joseph goes 3-for-4 with two runs, two RBI
    Tommy Joseph went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored versus the Astros on Wednesday.

    Advice: He doubled twice, including one in the sixth inning that drove home Nick Williams and Aaron Altherr. He scored twice by trotting home on Cameron Rupp longballs. Joseph is slashing .253/.312/.453 with 15 homers and 48 RBI in 372 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com 49 minutes ago
    W, 9-0 vs Hou
     
  • Nolan Arenado goes deep in loss to Cardinals
    Nolan Arenado clubbed his 23rd home run of the season as the Rockies fell to the Cardinals on Wednesday.

    Advice: Arenado got the scoring started with a two-run shot off of Carlos Martinez in the first inning. He also singled and walked in the ballgame, finishing the night 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored and three RBI. He's having an MVP-caliber season, slashing .313/.360/.591 with 23 homers and 89 RBI. Rotoworld.com 56 minutes ago
  • Beltre ejected after moving on-deck circle
    Adrian Beltre was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Marlins for moving the on-deck circle.

    Advice: You cannot make this stuff up. Beltre was asked to get in the on-deck circle by the umpire, only to drag it a good five or six over to the spot where he was standing at the time. He was then tossed from the game. Given that the Marlins are currently leading the Rangers 18-8 in the eighth inning, it is understandable that there might be some pent up frustration in the Texas dugout. Rotoworld.com 58 minutes ago
  • Altuve goes 2-for-4 with a double vs Phillies
    Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a double in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: The Astros got plenty of hits but couldn't manage to put any runs on the scoreboard all night. Altuve can't be stopped however. He has his batting average up to .365 to lead the majors in that category. He already owns two American League batting titles and is well on his way to a third as he has a nearly 40 point lead on the second-place Jean Segura (.327). His career high batting average prior to this year was .341 in 2014. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:46 pm
  • J.D. Martinez launches pair of homers vs. ATL
    J.D. Martinez went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in Wednesday's 10-3 win over the Braves.

    Advice: Martinez thumped a two-run homer off Luke Jackson in the fourth inning, then hit yet another two-run bomb off Ian Krol in the eighth. In five games since being traded over to the Diamondbacks from the Tigers, the outfielder has gone 4-for-17 with three homers and seven RBI. He was slashing .305/.388/.630 with 16 homers and 39 RBI in 57 games with the Tigers prior to getting shipped down to the desert. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:31 pm
  • Goldschmidt scores three runs in victory
    Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-2 with two doubles, three walks and three runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Braves.

    Advice: Just a nice all-around game for Goldschmidt in this one. He has walked eight times in his last four games. For the campaign as a whole, the All-Star first baseman is slashing .314/.436/.569 with 21 homers, 75 RBI, 80 runs scored and 15 steals across an even 100 games played. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:23 pm
  • Sandy Leon smashes two-run homer in win
    Sandy Leon went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Leon clocked an Andrew Moore offering for a two-run homer in the fourth inning to give the Red Sox a 4-0 lead. That was more than enough offense for a dominant Chris Sale. The homer was Leon's sixth of the season. Overall, the backstop holds a .242/.292/.382 triple-slash with six homers and 26 RBI over the course of 57 games played. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:34 pm
  • Miguel Sano (hand) out of Wednesday's lineup
    Miguel Sano (hand) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Sano was hit by a pitch in the left hand on Monday and initially sat in Tuesday's game before coming on as a pinch-hitter. X-rays have come back negative on his hand, but the Twins are taking no chances with their budding star third baseman. Eduardo Escobar will man the hot corner in his place on Wednesday and is hitting fourth. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:19 pm
    New Player Note
    Miguel Sanó Min - 1B,3B,OF
    Day-to-Day
    Top 8, 5-4 @LAD
     
  • Yoenis Cespedes (quad) in lineup vs. Padres
    Yoenis Cespedes (quad) is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres.

    Advice: Cespedes was pulled in the seventh inning on Tuesday due to a bout of quad tightness. That injury would appear to be minor, though, as the outfielder is in the lineup and hitting third in Wednesday's contest. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:58 pm
  • White Sox place Avisail Garcia (thumb) on DL
    White Sox placed OF Avisail Garcia on the 10-day disabled list with a ligament strain in his right thumb.

    Advice: Garcia is expected to be out for at least the next two weeks. He is undergoing an MRI which should help to clarify his recovery timetable. Alen Hanson will likely see the majority of at-bats in right field while Garcia is rehabbing from the ligament strain. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:27 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 8-3 vs ChC
     
  • George Springer (quad) not in lineup vs. PHI
    George Springer (quad) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies.

    Advice: Springer came down with minor discomfort in his left quad on Monday. He sat on Tuesday and will sit again on Wednesday as the Astros look to give him a little recovery space. Derek Fisher is manning center in his place and hitting second, while Jose Altuve is batting in Springer's typical leadoff spot. Daily Slant: The Astros are the top offense in baseball against right-handed pitching, but this isn't a night where stacking them up seems viable. Not only are they missing a few of their most potent bats, but they'll lose the DH in an NL park against one of the hottest pitchers in the league. Aaron Nola has racked up a 27.4 K% at home with a 50.4 GB% and 23.2 soft%, and his dominance against right-handed bats bodes well for his chances of setting down Altuve and Gurriel. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:05 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 9-0 @Phi
     
  • Schoop slugs 22nd homer in loss to Rays
    Jonathan Schoop hit his 22nd home run of the season on Wednesday afternoon against the Rays.

    Advice: It was a solo shot in the top of the fourth inning off Rays starter Alex Cobb, who otherwise dominated the Orioles' offense. Schoop now has seven home runs and 23 RBI in 22 games this month. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:09 pm
  • Dyson (toe) expected back in lineup Friday
    Mariners manager Scott Servais said he expects Jarrod Dyson (toe) to return to the lineup Friday.

    Advice: Dyson has been out since Saturday with a hyperextended toe. Seattle will face three right-handers this weekend in a three-game series against the Mets, so the left-handed-hitting Dyson can try to make up for lost time. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:53 am
    Day-to-Day
    L, 4-0 vs Bos
     
  • Sano (hand) strikes out as pinch-hitter
    Miguel Sano (hand) struck out as a pinch-hitter in the Twins' loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Sano was a late scratch from Minnesota's starting lineup after taking a pitch off his left hand on Monday. X-rays turned up negative and the young slugger should be a full-go for Wednesday night's series finale at Dodger Stadium. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:53 am
    New Player Note
    Miguel Sanó Min - 1B,3B,OF
    Day-to-Day
    Top 8, 5-4 @LAD
     
  • 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
  • Yasiel Puig picking up the pace lately
    Yasiel Puig collected three singles with a run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's win against the Twins.

    Advice: Puig has back-to-back multi-hit games for the first time since May 28-29, and just the third time this season. After a 3-for-22 run from July 15-23, Puig is starting to show some signs of life again at the plate. For some batters, the All-Star break is a godsend. For others, it's an interruption and it takes a while to get back on track. Chalk up Puig for the latter. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:11 am
  • Eduardo Escobar drives in another run
    Eduardo Escobar finished 1-for-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's game in San Diego.

    Advice: While it isn't much, he has posted four RBI over the past six outings. That's newsworthy because he had managed just four RBI in a 23-game span from June 17-July 16. Slowly but surely he is coming alive at the plate again. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:54 am
  • Yoenis Cespedes excels in Wednesday's game
    Yoenis Cespedes (quadriceps) was able to start Wednesday's game in San Diego, finishing a single short of the cycle with two runs scored and three RBI.

    Advice: Cespedes left Tuesday's game due to a tight quad, but he looked just fine less than 24 hours later. He was lifted as part of a double switch in the seventh inning, but there are no indications the slugger suffered any kind of a setback. It certainly didn't look like it while he was running around the base paths anyway. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:55 pm
  • Cespedes made early exit due to tight quad
    Yoenis Cespedes made an early exit from Tuesday night's win over the Padres due to quad tightness.

    Advice: Cespedes came out of the game after rounding the bases on a Little League home run (triple, error) in the top of the seventh inning. He hit a real home run in the top of the first inning and an RBI double in the top of the fifth, finishing 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. Cespedes may get the day off Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • X-rays negative on Miguel Sano's left hand
    X-rays turned up negative on Miguel Sano's left hand.

    Advice: Sano got hit on that hand by a pitch on Monday night and he was a late scratch from the Twins' starting lineup on Tuesday, but this is nothing overly serious. The young slugger could be ready to play Wednesday at Dodger Stadium. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:36 pm
    New Player Note
    Miguel Sanó Min - 1B,3B,OF
    Day-to-Day
    Top 8, 5-4 @LAD
     
  • Maikel Franco has another hitless night
    Maikel Franco went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Tuesday versus the Astros.

    Advice: Franco had been on a nice little run, but he's now compiled four straight hitless contests and has struck out seven times over that stretch. His batting line on the season is down to a lowly .224/.282/.390. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:08 pm
  • Sano scratched from Twins' lineup Tuesday
    Miguel Sano was scratched from the Twins' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Sano got hit in the hand by a pitch on Monday and may have some lingering soreness. Eduardo Escobar will start at third base and bat cleanup versus Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:40 pm
    New Player Note
    Miguel Sanó Min - 1B,3B,OF
    Day-to-Day
    Top 8, 5-4 @LAD
     
  • Dyson out Tuesday with hyperextended toe
    Jarrod Dyson remains sidelined Tuesday with a hyperextended toe.

    Advice: Dyson suffered the injury Saturday when he crashed into the center field wall at Safeco Field and he hasn't played since, but Mariners manager Scott Servais expressed optimism Tuesday that the speedy center fielder will be ready to go by the weekend. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:15 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 4-0 vs Bos
     
  • Springer (quad) out of Astros lineup Tuesday
    George Springer (quad) is out of the Astros' starting lineup on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Springer left Monday's series opener against the Phillies after experiencing some minor discomfort in his left quad. He's considered day-to-day. Derek Fisher will start in center field and bat sixth Tuesday versus Philadelphia right-hander Nick Pivetta. Daily Slant: Despite Springer's absence, the Astros are still a great team target against Nick Pivetta, who has struggled mightily with right-handed bats so far this year. Pivetta is currently allowing a 45.1 Hard% - not to mention a 30.7 Hd-Sft% - on top of a 3.53 HR/9 mark, so the ceiling is huge for the Houston right-handed bats. Altuve, Gurriel and Gattis are a fine mini-stack. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:04 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 9-0 @Phi
     
  • Bryant ejected for arguing called strike
    Kris Bryant was ejected from Tuesday's game against the White Sox for arguing balls and strikes.

    Advice: Bryant took issue with a questionable called third strike in the bottom of the fourth inning. It was the third strikeout of the game for the reigning National League MVP, who finished the day 0-for-3. This was his first career ejection. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:54 pm
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    W, 8-3 @CWS
     
  • J.D. Martinez swats first homer for Arizona
    J.D. Martinez (hand) crushed a three-run home run for his only hit 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 Monday, 10:59 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 Monday, 10:03 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 9-0 @Phi
     
  • Astros roll Phils, Altuve 4-for-4, 3 RBI, 3 R
    Jose Altuve went 4-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored in the Astros' 13-4 thrashing of the Phillies on Monday.

    Advice: Altuve reached base in all five of his trips to the plate, including a first-inning walk. He also had two doubles and a pair of run-scoring singles. The star second baseman has somehow gotten hotter since the All-Star break, even after a scorching first half. He's slashing .365/.431/.574 for an Astros team that is 33 games over .500. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:56 pm
  • Stanton slugs 31st, 32nd homers vs. Texas
    Giancarlo Stanton launched two more homers Monday in the Marlins' 4-0 defeat of the Rangers.

    Advice: Stanton opened the game's scoring with a two-run shot in the top of the first inning off Rangers starter Martin Perez, and he added a solo blast in the top of the eighth off reliever Jeremy Jeffress. The 27-year-old slugger is up to 32 home runs on the season -- just six away from a new career high. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:54 pm
  • Beltre goes 4-for-4, just seven hits from 3K
    Adrian Beltre went 4-for-4 in the Rangers' loss to the Marlins on Monday.

    Advice: Beltre singled in all four of his trips to the plate, though he finished with zero runs scored and zero RBI in Miami's 4-0 blanking of Texas. The 38-year-old third baseman now has 2,993 hits for his career -- seven away from 3,000. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:48 pm
  • Santana homers twice as Indians beat Reds
    Carlos Santana homered twice Monday in the Indians' 6-2 victory over the visiting Reds.

    Advice: Santana drew a walk and scored a run in the bottom of the fifth inning before belting solo shots in the seventh and eighth. He finished 2-for-3 with two RBI and three runs scored in the game, continuing his productive July. The 31-year-old first baseman is capable of a real second-half surge. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:56 pm
    W, 10-4 vs LAA
     
  • 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 Monday, 5:12 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 9-0 @Phi
     
  • 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 Monday, 1:48 pm
  • Addison Russell out of Monday's lineup
    Addison Russell is not in Monday's lineup against the White Sox.

    Advice: It sounds like a routine day off. Javier Baez will start at shortstop while Ben Zobrist will play second base. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:40 am
  • 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 Monday, 5:56 am
  • Goldschmidt strikes out thrice, walks thrice
    Paul Goldschmidt went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and two walks in Sunday's loss to the Nationals.

    Advice: No-contact afternoon for Goldy in this one. The stalwart first baseman has drawn 11 walks in his last five games. Overall, he boasts a .307/.425/.560 triple-slash with 21 homers, 73 RBI and 15 steals across 348 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:42 pm
  • Mike Trout cranks solo home run vs. Red Sox
    Mike Trout went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Trout took Rick Porcello deep for a solo dinger in the sixth inning to tie the score at 2-2. The Angels would go ahead on a solo homer by Luis Valbuena one frame later. After missing a month-and-a-half with a torn thumb ligament, the All-Star outfielder has come out with three homers in eight games since being activated from the disabled list following the break. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:08 pm
  • Altuve goes 4-for-5 with HR, SB in defeat
    Jose Altuve finished 4-for-5 with a homer, three RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored in the Astros' loss to the Orioles on Sunday.

    Advice: Altuve hit a game-tying three-run blast in the top of the third inning off O's starter Dylan Bundy and he also added three singles, but Houston ultimately fell 9-7 in the matinee at Camden Yards. The star second baseman is slashing .358/.424/.564 with 15 home runs, 56 RBI, 21 stolen bases, and 68 runs scored in 95 games this year. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:45 pm
  • Marlins president says they won't trade OFs
    Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Sunday that the club has no intention of trading Giancarlo Stanton, Justin Bour, Christian Yelich, J.T. Realmuto, Marcell Ozuna or Dan Straily before the deadline.

    Advice: Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald writes that the club prefers "to leave those decisions to the team’s next owner." The Marlins have already dealt David Phelps and are likely to trade A.J. Ramos soon, but it appears a decision on whether they deal players under control for multiple seasons won't be made at least until the offseason. It makes sense not only to wait for ownership in place to make these calls, but also because over the winter there would figure to be more bidders involved. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:11 am
  • Jarrod Dyson (toe) sitting out Sunday
    Jarrod Dyson (toe) is not in the Mariners' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Dyson suffered a hyperextended toe when he collided with the outfield wall Saturday. He's expected to miss a day or two of action. Guillermo Heredia is in center field. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:01 am
    Day-to-Day
    L, 4-0 vs Bos
     
  • 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
  • Yoenis Cespedes not in Sunday's lineup
    Yoenis Cespedes is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a routine day off. The Mets also have Asdrubal Cabrera on the bench, as they're going with Michael Conforto, Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce in the outfield, T.J. Rivera at second base and Wilmer Flores at third. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:52 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
    Day-to-Day
    L, 9-0 @Phi
     
  • Yasiel Puig busy in Saturday's win
    Yasiel Puig finished 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and a stolen base in Saturday's win against Atlanta.

    Advice: It was a much-needed multi-hit game since the Cuban outfielder entered with just two hits over his past 18 at-bats (.111). Puig has also tied a career best with 11 steals with plenty of time to go. He isn't quite up to his rookie season levels in the average department (.319), but he is showed plenty of power and striking out less. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:39 am
  • Realmuto clubs pair of two-run bombs vs Reds
    J.T. Realmuto went 3-for-4 and swatted a pair of two-run home runs to lead his team to a 5-4 win over the Reds on Saturday.

    Advice: He pulverized rookie starter Robert Stephenson in the second inning and again in the sixth. Justin Bour was aboard both times. Realmuto now has a .305 batting average with 10 home runs and 39 RBI for the season. He's even chipped in five stolen bases for good measure. There are not many fantasy catchers who can consistently contribute that level of goodness. He is already just one longball away from matching the career high he set last year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:48 pm
  • Jarrod Dyson leaves after crashing into wall
    Jarrod Dyson left Saturday's game against the Yankees after crashing into the center field wall.

    Advice: Dyson went hard into the wall while trying to reel in a fifth-inning triple hit by Garrett Cooper. He finished out the inning after being checked on by trainers but was later replaced by Guillermo Heredia. Dyson was hitless in two at-bats before exiting. The 32-year-old has hit a sluggish .236 this year but ranks second in the American League with 22 steals. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:20 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 4-0 vs Bos
     
  • Bryant clubs two hits in return from injury
    Kris Bryant ripped two hits Saturday in the Cubs’ come-from-behind win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Bryant looked good as new in his return from a sprained pinkie. The 25-year-old singled in the second inning and later tied the score at two with a base knock off Matt Bowman in the eighth. Bryant scored the game-winning run later in the frame on an RBI double by Anthony Rizzo. Despite getting off to a relatively slow start this season, Bryant’s .930 OPS is almost identical to the one he posted when he won National League MVP last year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:59 pm
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    W, 8-3 @CWS
     
  • Orioles looking to lock Schoop up long-term
    Orioles GM Dan Duquette said the team discussed a long-term deal with Jonathan Schoop over the winter.

    Advice: Obviously nothing came of it, but Duquette said the team plans to revisit those talks at a later date. Schoop has had a breakout year for the Orioles, leading the team with 20 homers and 67 RBI. He was also the Orioles' lone All-Star representative. The 25-year-old is under contract through 2019, so there's still plenty of time for the sides to work something out. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:27 pm
  • Kris Bryant returns to lineup on Saturday
    Kris Bryant (finger) returned to the Cubs' starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: There had been rumblings that Bryant could sit out the entire weekend with his finger injury, but it looks as though he's good to go. The 25-year-old is slashing .275/.401/.528 with 19 homers and 40 RBI in 320 at-bats this year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:18 am
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    W, 8-3 @CWS
     
  • Moncada drives in four runs vs. Royals
    Yoan Moncada drove in four runs in Friday’s extra-inning loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Get excited, White Sox fans and fantasy owners. Called up after this week’s Todd Frazier trade, Moncada plated a run with a ground out in the second inning before collecting his first hit with Chicago on a bases-clearing triple in the third. Talk about easy speed. Moncada’s penchant for the strikeout will likely cut into his batting average upside in the short-term, but he’s capable of producing across the board in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:05 pm
    L, 8-3 vs ChC
     
  • Arenado homers, drives in two Friday
    Nolan Arenado went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored in a loss to the Pirates on Friday.

    Advice: Arenado singled home a run in the first inning and connected for a solo homer in the sixth. He has knocked in 12 runs over his last four games and ranks tops in the majors with 82 RBI. The star third baseman has a chance to top his career-high of 133 RBI from last season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:44 pm
  • Joseph has two-run double in victory
    Tommy Joseph had a two-run double in Friday’s victory over the Brewers.

    Advice: The Phillies had a one-run cushion before Joseph provided some insurance in the sixth inning. It was a long time coming for the 26-year-old, who had driven in just one run over his previous 14 games combined. Joseph is batting .249/.310/.449 with 15 home runs and 45 RBI through 89 games on the year. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:35 pm
    W, 9-0 vs Hou
     
  • Schoop blasts three-run homer in loss Friday
    Jonathan Schoop clubbed a three-run homer as part of a five-run rally in the ninth inning on Friday, but it still wasn't enough to overcome the Astros.

    Advice: Schoop's shot off of Chris Devenski pulled the Orioles to within a run at 8-7, but that would be as close as they would get. He also singled in the ballgame, finishing the night 2-for-5. The 25-year-old has now homered in each of his last two games and is slashing .303/.351/.547 with 20 homers and 67 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:11 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
  • Kris Bryant (finger) could sit all weekend
    Kris Bryant (finger) could miss the entire weekend series against the Cardinals.

    Advice: X-rays on Bryant's left pinkie came back clean after he was injured on a head-first slide Wednesday, but he's not feeling 100 percent. He's been ruled out through Saturday and might sit out Sunday, as well. Javy Baez is at third base Friday, and Tommy La Stella is also a candidate to pick up starts. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:12 am
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    W, 8-3 @CWS
     
  • Kris Bryant (finger) sitting out on Friday
    Kris Bryant (finger) is not in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Bryant managed to avoid a major injury when he hurt his left pinkie on a head-first slide Wednesday, but he remains sore. Javy Baez is filling in at third base. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:31 am
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    W, 8-3 @CWS
     
  • Schoop's homer, three RBI lead Orioles to win
    Jonathan Schoop went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI as the Orioles topped the Rangers 9-7 on Thursday.

    Advice: The Orioles were actually kept in check for three innings by Rangers starter Cole Hamels before Schoop's solo homer in the fourth. With the ice broken, the O's scored three more in the fifth and four in the sixth, with Schoop's two-run single capping the sixth inning outburst. With seven hits in his last 13 at-bats, the 25-year-old has his overall line up to a robust .302/.350/.540 with 19 homers, 63 RBI and 55 runs scored. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:27 pm
  • 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
  • Mike Trout homers in second straight
    Mike Trout went 2-for-4 and homered in a second straight game Wednesday against the Nationals.

    Advice: Trout’s power seems all of the way back after a month and a half absence due to a torn thumb ligament. He’s collected a hit in all five games since being activated Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:11 pm
  • Yoan Moncada goes 0-for-2 in debut
    Yoan Moncada went 0-for-2 with a walk in his White Sox debut Wednesday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Moncada hit sixth tonight. Ideally, he'll be much closer to the top of the order by season's end, but sixth seems appropriate for now. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:13 pm
    L, 8-3 vs ChC
     
  • Cespedes goes 2-for-4 with two RBI, two runs
    Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Cardinals on Wednesday.

    Advice: He laced an RBI single to left in the first inning and drove in another run with a double in the second frame. Cespedes missed about six weeks of the season with various leg injuries and has played in only 47 games so far in the 2017 campaign. He has hit well when active, slashing .277/.330/.491 with nine homers and 22 RBI. He hit 31 and 35 home runs the last two seasons and is a good bet to have a strong second half. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:16 pm
  • Schoop goes 3-for-4 with three RBI Wednesday
    Jonathan Schoop went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Rangers.

    Advice: He doubled to drive in two runs in the third inning and plated another run with a single in the seventh. The 25-year-old second baseman now rocks a studly .300 batting average in addition to 18 home runs, 54 runs scored and 60 RBI. The only thing he doesn't do is steal bases. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:34 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
  • Arenado goes off for three homers, seven RBI
    Nolan Arenado went supernova in Wednesday's 18-4 win over the Padres, finishing 5-for-6 with three homers, seven RBI and four runs scored.

    Advice: Arenado had himself a day in this one. He got things started with RBI singles in the first and second innings, then upped the ante with solo home runs in the fourth and fifth before finishing up in high style with a three-run home run in the sixth. This was Arenado's first career three-homer game, his first career five-hit game and set his career best with 14 total bases. Wow. Overall, the slugger is hitting .309/.356/.584 with 21 homers and 80 RBI across 94 games played. He is in the midst of a gem of a season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:19 pm
  • Sano slugs 23rd homer in defeat of Yankees
    Miguel Sano clubbed his 23rd home run of the season in the Twins' defeat of the Yankees on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was a three-run shot that capped off a six-run second inning for Minnesota. Sano also homered on Tuesday night and has lifted his season OPS to .907. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:46 pm
    New Player Note
    Miguel Sanó Min - 1B,3B,OF
    Day-to-Day
    Top 8, 5-4 @LAD
     
  • Stanton ties Judge for MLB lead with 30th HR
    Giancarlo Stanton slugged his 30th home run of the season Wednesday in the Marlins' loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: It was a solo blast in the bottom of the first inning off Phillies starter Nick Pivetta, whose middle name happens to be Johncarlo. Stanton has nine home runs in his last 10 starts and the 27-year-old slugger is now tied for the MLB lead in homers with Aaron Judge. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:11 pm
  • Kris Bryant (finger) uncertain for Friday
    Kris Bryant (finger) said that he is not sure if he will play against the Cardinals on Friday.

    Advice: Bryant took a cleat to his left pinkie during Wednesday's game against the Braves, with X-rays subsequently coming back negative. He had his pinkie and ring finger taped together after the game and said that he "dodged a bullet." Expect further updates on Bryant's availability for this weekend's series against the Cards on Thursday or Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:06 pm
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    W, 8-3 @CWS
     
  • Russell goes 4-for-4 in Cubs' win vs. ATL
    Addison Russell went 4-for-4 with two RBI in the Cubs' victory over the Braves on Wednesday.

    Advice: Russell opened the game's scoring with an RBI double in the top of the second and he plated Javier Baez with a ground-rule double in the seventh. Russell also singled twice in the afternoon win at SunTrust Park -- the Cubs' sixth win in six games since the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:03 pm
  • Franco drives in three runs, Phils beat Fish
    Maikel Franco finished 2-for-4 with three RBI and a walk in the Phillies' 10-3 defeat of the Marlins on Wednesday.

    Advice: Franco contributed a run-scoring sac fly to the Phillies' two-run first inning and added a two-run double in the top of the ninth. The 24-year-old third baseman had a disappointing first half, but he's primed to produce better numbers down the stretch. Franco went 3-for-4 with a homer and a double on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:01 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
  • Moncada batting sixth in White Sox debut
    White Sox recalled 2B Yoan Moncada from Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Moncada is starting at second base and batting sixth Wednesday in his White Sox debut against the Dodgers and right-hander Kenta Maeda. The 22-year-old Moncada, considered by many to be the No. 1 prospect in the sport, was slashing .282/.377/.447 with 12 home runs and 17 stolen bases in 80 games this season at the Triple-A level. He's immediately playable in most standard mixed fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:07 pm
    L, 8-3 vs ChC
     
  • Bryant diagnosed with a sprained left pinkie
    Kris Bryant has been diagnosed with a sprained left pinkie.

    Advice: X-rays turned up negative and he's considered day-to-day for now, but there will probably be more scans to come. Bryant injured the finger Wednesday on a slide into the cleat of Braves third baseman Johan Camargo. Tommy La Stella replaced him in the Cubs' lineup in the bottom of the first inning. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:44 am
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    W, 8-3 @CWS
     
  • Bryant leaves game with apparent hand injury
    Kris Bryant left Wednesday's game against the Braves after suffering an apparent finger injury.

    Advice: Bryant's left hand slid into the foot of Braves third baseman Johan Camargo in the top of the first inning and he looked to be in a good amount of pain as he walked off the field. Tommy La Stella entered to man the hot corner for Chicago in the bottom of the first. There should be an update soon from Atlanta. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:25 am
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    W, 8-3 @CWS
     
  • Mike Trout belts homer in Tuesday's loss
    Mike Trout launched a solo home run off of veteran Edwin Jackson in Tuesday's loss against the Nationals.

    Advice: The homer was his first in four games since coming off the disabled list. He was still outshined by Bryce Harper, who finished a double short of the cycle in Washington's victory. Fantasy owners are glad to see Trout back to full health and doing what he does best. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:43 am
  • Goldschmidt reaches five times against Reds
    Paul Goldschmidt walked four times and had an RBI double in his only official at-bat Tuesday, helping the Diamondbacks to a lopsided 11-2 win over the Reds.

    Advice: That the D'backs scored 11 runs, and only one was by Goldschmidt despite his being on base five times, is actually sort of mystifying. It speaks to a deep Arizona offense that will only get better with Tuesday's addition of J.D. Martinez. Martinez figures to hit behind Goldschmidt in the lineup, and the heavy hitters will only serve to make each other better, it stands to reason. That's hard to do for Goldschmidt, who's hitting .317/.435/.583 while ranking among the league leaders in basically every offensive category again this year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:56 pm
  • White Sox calling up No. 1 prospect Moncada
    Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com reports that the White Sox are calling up top prospect Yoan Moncada.

    Advice: Moncada will be in a White Sox uniform for Wednesday night's game against the Dodgers and he should get the start at third base. Chicago cleared that position Tuesday in a seven-player trade with the Yankees that included Todd Frazier. Moncada, the top-ranked minor league talent in baseball, was hitting .285/.381/.452 with 12 home runs and 17 stolen bases through 79 games this season at Triple-A Charlotte. He's capable of providing immediate value in standard mixed fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:15 pm
    L, 8-3 vs ChC
     
  • Arenado out of Colorado lineup on Tuesday
    Nolan Arenado is out of the Rockies' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Padres.

    Advice: It looks to be a routine day of rest for the star third baseman. Alexi Amarista will start at the hot corner and bat seventh versus San Diego right-hander Dinelson Lamet.Daily Slant: Arenado's absence may make the Rockies an easier team to fade tonight. Despite playing their home games in Coors, the Rockies rank dead last in wRC+ against RHP on the season, and swapping from Nolan Arenado to Alexi Amarista at the hot corner certainly won't help. Dinelson Lamet is actually a viable deep GPP target at a very thin SP spot if you're trying to afford both Kershaw and an expensive offense. The same can be said for Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:16 pm
  • Stanton homers twice as Marlins top Phillies
    Giancarlo Stanton homered twice and drew two walks in the Marlins' win over the Phillies on Monday.

    Advice: He hit a two-run shot in the bottom of the first and a solo blast in the bottom of the fifth, finishing the night 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBI. Stanton now boasts a .943 OPS with 28 home runs and 62 RBI in 90 games this season for the Marlins. He's on pace to set new career highs in a lot of categories, if of course he can avoid a late injury. Rotoworld.com Jul 17, 8:24 pm
  • Cespedes (hip) returns to Mets' lineup Monday
    Yoenis Cespedes (hip) has returned to the Mets' lineup for Monday's game against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Cespedes sat out Sunday's game after tweaking his right hip while attempting to make a sliding catch, but fortunately it's not anything serious. He'll hit third against Adam Wainwright. Rotoworld.com Jul 17, 12:13 pm
  • Addison Russell not in Monday's lineup
    Addison Russell is not in Monday's lineup versus the Braves.

    Advice: It sounds like a routine day off for the young shortstop. Javier Baez will cover shortstop duties and bat eighth. Ben Zobrist will bat leadoff and play second base. Rotoworld.com Jul 17, 11:45 am
  • Avisail Garcia clubs two home runs in loss
    Avisail Garcia clubbed a pair of home runs and plated three as the White Sox fell to the Mariners in extra innings on Sunday.

    Advice: Garcia got the scoring started with a solo shot off of Andrew Moore in the second inning then tacked on a two-run blast in the third that increased the White Sox' early lead to 5-0. The first-time All-Star is in the midst of an outstanding season, slashing .313/.356/.511 with 13 homers and 54 RBI. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 2:41 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 8-3 vs ChC
     
  • Goldschmidt goes 2-for-3 with walk, RBI
    Paul Goldschmidt finished 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk in the Diamondbacks' loss to the Braves on Sunday.

    Advice: Goldschmidt produced Arizona's only run of the afternoon with his RBI single off Braves starter Jaime Garcia in the top of the fifth inning. The star first baseman is slashing .315/.428/.579 with 21 home runs, 71 RBI, 14 stolen bases, and 74 runs scored in 91 games this season. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 2:32 pm
  • Kris Bryant powers Cubs past Orioles Sunday
    Kris Bryant went 3-for-4 including a two-run homer on Sunday, powering the Cubs to an 8-0 victory over the Orioles.

    Advice: Bryant also drew a walk in the contest and scored a pair of runs. His two-run shot off of Ubaldo Jimenez in the fourth inning increased the Cubs' early advantage to 6-0 and the rout was on. Bryant is now hitting .277/.402/.534 with 19 big flies and 40 RBI this season. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 2:04 pm
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    W, 8-3 @CWS
     
  • Jose Altuve doubles, steals home in victory
    Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a double and a steal of home in Sunday's win over the Twins.

    Advice: Altuve stole home when the ball got away following a strikeout of Josh Reddick in the seventh inning. The diminutive second baseman is putting another all-universe campaign together this season, slashing .349/.418/.553 with 13 homers, 51 RBI, 62 runs scored and 19 steals across 338 at-bats. He has picked up multiple hits in seven of his last 10 games. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 2:04 pm
  • Arenado slugs three-run shot, Rox rout Mets
    Nolan Arenado finished 2-for-6 with a homer, a double, and three RBI as the Rockies routed the Mets 13-4 on Sunday afternoon in New York.

    Advice: Arenado unloaded for a three-run shot off Mets starter Steven Matz in the top of the second inning to put Colorado ahead 7-0. It was his 18th home run of the season and pushed his RBI total to 73. The star third baseman is slashing .305/.353/.563 in 92 games. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 1:58 pm
  • Yoenis Cespedes (hip) expected back Monday
    Mets manager Terry Collins expects Yoenis Cespedes (hip) to return to the lineup Monday.

    Advice: Cespedes left Saturday's game against the Rockies with a right hip injury and is sitting out Sunday, but he's available off the bench and it sounds like he'll miss just one start. Michael Conforto is in left field and Curtis Granderson is in center. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 7:54 am
  • Report: Giants, Cardinals ask about Stanton
    Craig Mish of Fantasy Sports Radio on SiriusXM reports that teams are calling the Marlins asking about Giancarlo Stanton and the Giants are "showing the most interest."

    Advice: Mish adds that the Cardinals have also "checked in" with Miami on Stanton, and he's hearing that Stanton may be willing to waive his no-trade clause to go to a contender. Jon Morosi of MLB Network hears that St. Louis has expressed interest in Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna in addition to Stanton, but "there's no sign yet" that Miami will trade any of their starting outfielders. The Giants obviously aren't contenders this season, but they'd have Stanton at minimum through the 2020 campaign, after which he has the option to opt out of the contract. The Cards are a couple games under .500 but are within striking distance in the National League Central. Any potential Stanton trade would obviously be very complicated with all the money involved, and it's probably likelier that he's dealt over the offseason rather than before the deadline. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 7:28 am
  • Mike Trout posts two-hit game in loss
    Mike Trout finished with a pair of singles and a walk over three at-bats in Saturday's home loss against Tampa Bay.

    Advice: Trout has hit safely in each of his two games since returning from a six-week absence due to a thumb injury, looking like his old self once again. While the Angels are 0-2 since his return, fantasy owners don't care much about the team's overall performance as long as he is hitting and providing points. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 12:34 am
  • Luis Valbuena launches two homers in win
    Luis Valbuena finished 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in Saturday's home loss against Tampa Bay.

    Advice: Valbuena homered in back-to-back games from June 17-20, and then he managed just one homer and four RBI over his past 17 outings. He has struggled with consistency all season and he is still hitting just .188 overall. Valbuena has been plagued by injuries this season and he just hasn't seemed to be able to get into a groove at any point so far. Perhaps Saturday's game will be the jump start he needs. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 12:31 am
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