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  • Jay Bruce (back) out again Wednesday
    Jay Bruce (back) is absent from the Mets' starting lineup on Wednesday versus the Padres.

    Advice: Bruce made an early exit Tuesday night after experiencing stiffness in his back. He told reporters Wednesday that it's nothing serious. Rotoworld.com 36 minutes ago
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs SD
     
  • Danny Valencia (back) returns to M's lineup
    Danny Valencia (wrist) is back in the Mariners' starting lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Valencia had been sidelined since an awkward slide into third base on Friday night against the White Sox. He is starting at first base and batting cleanup Wednesday versus Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark. Rotoworld.com 37 minutes ago
  • Sandoval (knee, illness) in lineup Wed.
    Pablo Sandoval (knee, illness) is back in the lineup at Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday.

    Advice: Sandoval was held out Tuesday night with a stomach bug. He still needs to play in back-to-back games at Pawtucket before the Red Sox consider activating him from the disabled list. Sandoval has been out since April 24 because of a right knee strain. Rotoworld.com 42 minutes ago
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Tex
     
  • Sam Travis making MLB debut Wednesday
    Sam Travis is starting at first base and batting seventh Wednesday night against the Rangers.

    Advice: It'll be the 23-year-old's major league debut. Travis was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday and should draw regular starts against left-handers. Rotoworld.com 54 minutes ago
    4:10 pm vs Tex
     
  • Javy Baez at leadoff for CHC on Wednesday
    Javier Baez is batting leadoff for the Cubs on Wednesday night against the Giants.

    Advice: A nice reward for his hot May. Baez has slashed .318/.338/.636 with six home runs, 16 RBI, two stolen bases, and 13 runs scored in 19 games since the calendar flipped from April. Ben Zobrist is out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Wednesday against Giants lefty Matt Moore, as is Willson Contreras. Miguel Montero will catch. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:09 pm
    New Player Note
    Javier Báez ChC - 2B,3B,SS
    5:05 pm vs SF
     
  • Franco benched again Wednesday vs. COL
    Maikel Franco remains out of the Phillies' starting lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: That's back-to-back benchings for the 24-year-old third baseman, who's batting just .221/.281/.377 in 171 plate appearances this season. Andres Blanco is starting at the hot corner and hitting fifth on Wednesday night against the Rockies. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:00 pm
  • Orioles claim Luis Sardinas from Padres
    Orioles claimed INF Luis Sardinas off waivers from the Padres.

    Advice: Sardinas was designated for assignment by San Diego on Sunday after batting just .163/.226/.163 over 53 plate appearances in a utility role. The 24-year-old owns a .229/.278/.293 career batting line at the major league level. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:52 am
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  • Beltre (calf) clear for extended spring games
    Adrian Beltre (calf) has been cleared to begin playing in extended spring training games Thursday in Arizona.

    Advice: He'll play three games and then the Rangers' medical staff will reevaluate him on Sunday. A full minor league rehab assignment could follow. Beltre has been on the disabled list all year because of nagging right calf strain. He's currently trending toward an early-June season debut. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:45 am
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Bos
     
  • Alonso (wrist) not in A's lineup on Wednesday
    Yonder Alonso (wrist) is out of the Athletics' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Marlins.

    Advice: Alonso suffered a bruised right wrist Tuesday when he was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the sixth inning. X-rays turned up negative and he will probably be available off the bench for the A's in their series finale versus the Fish. Ryon Healy is starting at first base and Khris Davis is serving as Oakland's designated hitter on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:17 am
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    Bot 2, 2-0 vs Mia
     
  • Giants promote Chris Shaw to AAA level
    Giants 1B/OF prospect Chris Shaw has been promoted from Double-A Richmond to Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: Shaw earned the level jump by batting .301/.390/.511 with six home runs and 29 RBI over his first 37 games this season at Double-A. The 23-year-old first baseman and corner outfielder appears to be on the fast track with the Giants, who selected him 31st overall out of Boston College in 2015. He could make his major league debut later this summer. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:35 am
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    5:05 pm @ChC
     
  • Howie Kendrick (oblique) set for rehab games
    Howie Kendrick (oblique) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: Kendrick received clearance to play in minor league games after taking outdoor batting practice on Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park. He's been out since April 15, so the Phillies will probably have him stay at Triple-A through the weekend to get properly tuned up. Kendrick was batting .333/.395/.487 over his first 43 plate appearances this season with the Phils. The versatile veteran should get something close to everyday playing time when he returns. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:32 am
    New Player Note
    Howie Kendrick Phi - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Col
     
  • Mauer getting day off Wednesday vs. O's
    Joe Mauer is getting the day off Wednesday.

    Advice: Kennys Vargas will start at first base and bat fifth in the matinee game against the Orioles. Mauer went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Tuesday and is slashing just .266/.338/.367 in 38 total games this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:32 am
    W, 4-3 @Bal
     
  • Jose Reyes (ribs) goes 1-for-5 in return Tues
    Jose Reyes (ribs) went 1-for-5 with a run scored in his return to the Mets' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Reyes was scratched from Sunday's series finale against the Angels due to tightness on the left side of his rib cage. It apparently wasn't anything serious. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:43 am
  • Thames (legs) steals base in return Tuesday
    Eric Thames (legs) went 1-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base on Tuesday night against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Thames has been bothered lately by soreness in both of his legs, but it's something he plans to continue playing through. The 30-year-old slugger is batting .309/.437/.662 with 13 home runs, 26 RBI, two stolen bases, and 39 runs scored in 40 games this season for Milwaukee. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:37 am
    L, 8-4 vs Tor
     
  • Logan Forsythe atones in 13th inning
    Logan Forsythe (foot) posted a game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the 13th inning in Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Forsythe was hitless in four at-bats with a walk and four strikeouts before providing the heroics in extras. It was his first game since April 18 due to a fracture in his right big toe. Forsythe will continue to fill in at the hot corner until Justin Turner (hamstring) is ready to return, then he'll move back to his usual spot at second base. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:04 am
  • Jed Lowrie comes across to score three times
    Jed Lowrie finished 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, three runs scored and an RBI in Tuesday's against Miami.

    Advice: Lowrie has hit safely in five consecutive games, posting nine hits over 21 at-bats (.429) with six runs scored, two doubles, two hits and four RBI. He is slashing .283/.355/.464 as he continues to trend upward again after slumping hard in mid-May. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:15 am
  • Ryon Healy drives in three runs on Tuesday
    Ryon Healy finished 2-for-5 with his eighth home run of the season and three RBI in Tuesday's game against the Marlins.

    Advice: Healy is slashing .260/.294/.450, as he continues to increase his production. He posted an impressive .305 average with 20 homers, 13 homers and 37 RBI across 269 at-bats last season, so he has a ways to go before getting back to those levels. Still, his power potential makes him an intriguing play in most AL-only fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:09 am
    Bot 2, 2-0 vs Mia
     
  • Justin Bour records four hits in road win
    Justin Bour finished 4-for-5 with a double, solo home run, four runs scored and two RBI in Tuesday's win in Oakland.

    Advice: Bour has hit safely in a season-high six consecutive games, raising his average to his highest mark of the season at .280. He has also driven in at least one run in five straight outings to make him a must-start in deeper mixed leagues while also serving as a mid-tier value in DFS play. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:02 am
  • Dee Gordon posts three hits in Tuesday's win
    Dee Gordon finished 3-for-6 with a triple, a run scored, two RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday's 11-9 win in Oakland.

    Advice: Gordon has been a streaky hitter this season, and lately he is riding an impressive wave. He has four consecutive multi-hit games, collecting nine hits across 18 at-bats over the past four outings. He has raised his average from .245 to .271 just since May 18 as a result of the hot run. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:54 pm
  • Jake Lamb continues to provide souvenirs
    Jake Lamb finished 1-for-4 with his 12th home run and a pair of RBI in Tuesday's game against the White Sox.

    Advice: Lamb blasted five homers with 21 RBI in the month of April and he has cracked seven home runs with 17 RBI through 19 games in May. He posted 29 clouts with 91 RBI in 523 at-bats across 151 games last season and he is proving this year that was no fluke. Over the past two seasons Lamb has emerged as an outstanding power source across the board in all fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:11 pm
  • Matt Adams homers, then hits walk-off Tuesday
    Matt Adams doubled, homered and hit a walk-off RBI single in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Adams struck out three times and hit into a double play in his Braves debut Sunday, but he’s now gone deep each of the last two nights and delivered a walk-off RBI single off of Pirates closer Tony Watson on Tuesday. He’s batted fifth in each of his first three contests with his new club and is worth a corner infield spot in deeper fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:59 pm
    4:35 pm vs Pit
     
  • Mercer swats solo home run, drives in three
    Jordy Mercer mashed a solo homer and drove in three runs Tuesday against the Braves.

    Advice: Mercer took R.A. Dickey over the boards in the sixth inning and has now reached base in five of nine career plate appearances versus the knuckleballer. He then put the Pirates ahead in the top of the ninth following a long rain delay, but Pittsburgh coughed up the lead in the bottom of the frame. Mercer is sporting an unappetizing .215/.323/.299 batting line on the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Todd Frazier reaches the seats in Arizona
    Todd Frazier finished 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's game at Arizona.

    Advice: It was just the fifth homer of the season for Frazier, who has been a bit of a disappointment since coming over from the Reds after the 2015 season. While he belted a career-high 40 homers last year on the south side, he posted a career-worst .225. This season he is hitting a paltry .192, although he is showing signs of life with eight hits over his past 30 hits (.267). Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • X-rays on Yonder Alonso's wrist are negative
    X-rays on Yonder Alonso's right wrist came back negative.

    Advice: Alonso was lifted from Tuesday's game after being hit by a pitch, but he's managed to escape with just a bruise. He'll probably still be sore for a bit, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him sit out a game or two. Alonso just returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing time with a knee injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:49 pm
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    Bot 2, 2-0 vs Mia
     
  • Jose Abreu launches ninth homer
    Jose Abreu finished 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's game at Arizona.

    Advice: Abreu was ice cold out of the chute, failing to hit his first home run of the season until April 29. Since then he has started to make up for lost time, belting nine homers over the past 23 outings. He has also hit safely in each of the past five and eight of the past nine. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:47 pm
  • Alonso pulled from game after HBP on wrist
    Yonder Alonso was removed from Tuesday's game against the Marlins after getting hit in the right wrist by a pitch.

    Advice: Alonso stayed in to run, but Mark Canha replaced him at first base to open the top of the seventh inning. Alonso homered in the bottom of the second -- his 13th home run of the year -- before leaving after the HBP in the bottom of the sixth. He had just missed a handful of games with a knee sprain. The first baseman is probably headed for X-rays. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:58 pm
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 2, 2-0 vs Mia
     
  • Jay Bruce exits game due to back tightness
    Jay Bruce left Tuesday's game against the Padres due to back tightness.

    Advice: Bruce was 1-for-3 with a run scored and two strikeouts before getting replaced in the sixth inning by Juan Lagares. It's probably going to be a day-to-day thing. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:09 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs SD
     
  • Yonder Alonso (knee) back in Oakland lineup
    Yonder Alonso (knee) is back in the Athletics' starting lineup on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Alonso will start at first base and bat fifth against Marlins right-hander Jose Urena after missing close to a week with a bruised left knee. Hopefully the 30-year-old slugger can pick up where he left off. He boasts a .991 OPS (173 OPS+) with 12 home runs and 29 RBI through 38 games this season with the A's. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:26 pm
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 2, 2-0 vs Mia
     
  • Kendrick (oblique) nearing rehab assignment
    Howie Kendrick (oblique) could begin a minor league rehab assignment later this week.

    Advice: Kendrick took outdoor batting practice Tuesday for the first time since straining an oblique muscle in mid-April. He still has some boxes to check before the Phillies can map out an exact timetable for his return to the active roster. Aaron Altherr has run away with the Phillies' starting left field job over the last month. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:16 pm
    New Player Note
    Howie Kendrick Phi - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Col
     
  • LAD activate 2B/3B Logan Forsythe from DL
    Dodgers activated 2B/3B Logan Forsythe from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Forsythe will return as the Dodgers' fill-in third baseman on Tuesday night against the Cardinals with Justin Turner nursing a Grade 1 hamstring strain. He'll also bat leadoff. Chris Taylor and Chase Utley will continue to platoon at second base. Forsythe was batting .295/.407/.341 in 54 plate appearances with Los Angeles before landing on the disabled list April 19 with a fracture in his right big toe. He should be activated immediately in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:07 pm
  • Valencia (wrist) scratched from M's lineup
    Danny Valencia (wrist) has been scratched from the Mariners' starting lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Valencia is still working through some wrist discomfort related to an awkward slide into third base on Friday night. Taylor Motter is starting at first base and batting sixth Tuesday night against Nationals right-hander Joe Ross. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:52 pm
  • Sandoval out of AAA lineup due to illness
    Pablo Sandoval (knee) is out of the lineup at Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday due to illness.

    Advice: That will delay his return to the Red Sox active roster by a couple of days. Sandoval needs to play back-to-back minor league games before the club considers activating him off the disabled list. He's been out since April 24 because of a right knee strain. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:38 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Tex
     
  • Beltre (calf) nearing extended spring games
    Adrian Beltre (calf) could begin playing in extended spring training games this weekend.

    Advice: There is a checkup with team doctors scheduled for Thursday. Beltre has been running for a week without issue, though not quite at full intensity. The veteran third baseman still has a number of hurdles to clear and probably isn't going to make his 2017 debut until sometime near early-to-mid June. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:12 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Bos
     
  • Franco not in Tuesday's lineup
    Maikel Franco is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Rockies.

    Advice: Maybe it's not a bad idea to give him a breather. Franco went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts on Monday and owns a disappointing .221/.281/.377 batting line through 41 games this season. Andres Blanco will start at third base. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:04 pm
  • Red Sox call up prospect 1B Sam Travis
    Red Sox purchased the contract of 1B Sam Travis from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: The Red Sox sent down Hector Velazquez to clear a spot on the active roster. Travis got off to a slow start in April, but he was batting .333/.389/.561 with three home runs and 13 RBI this month. He's likely to see most of his at-bats against left-handers in his first stint in the majors. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:52 am
    4:10 pm vs Tex
     
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (thumb) to begin rehab stint
    Asdrubal Cabrera (thumb) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Binghamton.

    Advice: Cabrera presumably won't need much time before he's deemed ready to return. The veteran shortstop has been sidelined since May 13 due to a lingering injury to his left thumb. Jose Reyes has been handling the bulk of the shortstop duties with Cabrera on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:32 am
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs SD
     
  • Baez not in Tuesday's lineup vs. Giants
    Javier Baez is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Giants.

    Advice: Baez went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer on Monday, but he'll take a seat on Monday against right-hander Jhonny Cueto. Ben Zobrist will make the start at second base and bat leadoff while Kyle Schwarber will return to left field and bat second. Ian Happ is starting in center field and will bat fifth. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:10 am
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    Javier Báez ChC - 2B,3B,SS
    5:05 pm vs SF
     
  • Baez goes 3-for-4 with two-run HR in loss
    Javier Baez finished 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in the Cubs' loss to the Giants on Monday.

    Advice: Ben Zobrist was the only other Cubs batter to register multiple hits in this one. Baez struck his two-run shot off Giants starter Ty Blach in the bottom of the eighth, but the Cubs entered that inning trailing 6-0 and would ultimately fall 6-4. Baez is batting .264/.301/.496 with seven home runs and 21 RBI in 38 games this season for the defending World Series champions. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:24 pm
    New Player Note
    Javier Báez ChC - 2B,3B,SS
    5:05 pm vs SF
     
  • Adams slugs first home in Braves uniform
    Matt Adams went 2-for-4 with his first Braves home run in Monday's victory over the Pirates.

    Advice: Adams singled in the bottom of the fourth inning and slugged a two-run shot in the bottom of the fifth. It was his second game in an Atlanta uniform. He batted fifth in this one and is capable of providing decent deep-league fantasy value out of that spot. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:10 pm
    4:35 pm vs Pit
     
  • Jordy Mercer leaves game with hand discomfort
    Jordy Mercer was removed from Monday's game against the Braves due to discomfort in his right hand.

    Advice: Mercer is considered day-to-day. He sustained the injury when he was hit in the hand by a groundball. Look for him to return to the Pirates' lineup in a day or two. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:26 pm
  • Jake Lamb fans twice as D-Backs fall to SDP
    Jake Lamb went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: Lamb was not alone in his struggles on Sunday, as the Diamondbacks finished with just five hits on the afternoon. Only one of those (a Chris Iannetta solo homer) went for extra bases. Sunday's dire results aside, Lamb has been red hot of late, having picked up five multi-hit games in his last 10 contests. He had a stretch earlier this week in which he connected for four home runs in three games. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:05 pm
  • Padres designate Luis Sardinas for assignment
    Padres designated INF Luis Sardinas for assignment.

    Advice: Sardinas lost out on the starting shortstop job this spring but stuck on in a utility role. He hit just .163/.226/.163 in 53 plate appearances with the Padres. There's a decent chance he passes through waivers unclaimed and continues to provide organizational depth. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:45 pm
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    L, 4-3 vs Min
     
  • Justin Bour socks late homer in loss to LAD
    Justin Bour went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Bour hit a leadoff home run against Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning to draw the Marlins to within 6-3. While that kept matters at least vaguely interesting, Bour's squad was unable to creep any closer, as that score held as the final. The 27-year-old first baseman is as locked in as any hitter in the game right now, having swatted six home runs in his last 10 games. He has cracked 11 homers and driven in 28 runs for the season as a whole. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:27 pm
  • Dee Gordon notches double in loss to Dodgers
    Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: The double was Gordon's sixth of the season. He also picked up a single, but struck out in his other two at-bats. The speedy second baseman has now turned in multi-hit performances in each of his last three games, but is hitting just .263/.319/.322 overall. While he does have 13 steals, at this juncture, base thefts are just about all he has going for him. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:22 pm
  • Eric Thames leaves game with leg cramps
    Eric Thames was removed from Sunday's game against the Cubs due to cramping in his legs.

    Advice: Thames has been battling hamstring and calf injuries, which seems consistent with what was acting up here. It still doesn't sound as though he'll require a trip to the disabled list, but it's the type of nagging injury that could continue to crop up on occasion. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:29 pm
    L, 8-4 vs Tor
     
  • Danny Valencia undergoing MRI on wrist
    Danny Valencia will undergo an MRI on his ailing wrist.

    Advice: Dan Vogelbach is on the Mariners' taxi squad and will be recalled if Valencia needs to go on the disabled list. The M's should have an update on Valencia later Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:24 am
  • Yonder Alonso (knee) held out again Sunday
    Yonder Alonso (knee) remained out of the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Alonso hasn't played since Wednesday due to a bruised left knee. He's available off the bench, though, and is expected back in the lineup Tuesday after Monday's off day. Oakland has Ryon Healy at first base, Jed Lowrie in the designated hitter spot and Chad Pinder at second Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:45 am
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    Bot 2, 2-0 vs Mia
     
  • Jose Reyes scratched with tight ribcage
    Jose Reyes has been scratched from the Mets' lineup Sunday due to a tight left ribcage.

    Advice: Reyes said he wanted to play and thinks he'll be ready to go Tuesday. Matt Reynolds has replaced Reyes at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:27 am
  • Matt Adams batting fifth in Braves debut
    Matt Adams is starting at first base and batting fifth in his Braves' debut Sunday.

    Advice: Acquired from the Cardinals via trade on Saturday, Adams will be Atlanta's regular first baseman -- at least against righties -- while Freddie Freeman (wrist) is sidelined. The big first baseman is worth a shot in deeper fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:48 am
    4:35 pm vs Pit
     
  • Jose Reyes posts three-hit game
    Jose Reyes finished 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI, a walk and a stolen base in Saturday's game against the Angels.

    Advice: Reyes reached 2,000 hits for his career in the game. He has shown signs of life at the plate lately, posting three multi-hit games in the past six outings to raise his average from .180 to .203 since May 13. The 33-year-old is slashing .205/.282/.329 which isn't very good, obviously. However, he is trending upward and is still worth using in most NL seasonal leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:46 pm
  • Danny Valencia dealing with sore hand
    Danny Valencia (hand) is not in the Mariners' lineup Saturday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Valencia injured his hand sliding into third base on Friday night. With Valencia sidelined, Taylor Motter will shift from second base to first with Mike Freeman drawing the start at second. Dan Vogelbach was scratched from Saturday's game at Triple-A Tacoma, which could indicate that he's on his way to Seattle to replace Valencia. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:58 pm
  • Lowrie goes 3-for-5 with a home run on Sat.
    Jed Lowrie went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored in a win over the Red Sox on Saturday.

    Advice: The homer came off reliever Noe Ramirez in the sixth inning. It was one of four longballs on the day for the Athletics against Red Sox pitching. Lowrie is wielding a surprisingly potent bat this season, batting .278/.350/.456 with six homers, 25 runs scored and 12 RBI through 42 games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:24 pm
  • Braves acquire Matt Adams in two-player swap
    Braves acquired 1B/OF Matt Adams and cash considerations from the Cardinals in exchange for 1B/3B Juan Yepez.

    Advice: This move was a long time coming. With a full outfield and Matt Carpenter entrenched at first base, there was simply no path to playing time for Adams in St. Louis. It's a great move for the Braves, who needed a first baseman with Freddie Freeman (broken wrist) out for the next 10-12 weeks. Adams is already en route to Atlanta and is expected to start Sunday's series finale against the Nationals. The 28-year-old is due $2.8 million this year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:41 pm
    4:35 pm vs Pit
     
  • Beltre (calf) could begin rehab next weekend
    Adrian Beltre (calf) ran the bases at 50-60 percent on Saturday.

    Advice: Beltre said he feels better than he has in "a long time." He's hoping to begin a rehab assignment next weekend. Beltre has been battling a calf injury since late in spring training. Joey Gallo has been filling in for him at third base. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:41 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Bos
     
  • Yonder Alonso (knee) sits again on Saturday
    Yonder Alonso (knee) remains out of the Athletics' starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: A's skipper Bob Melvin said Friday that Alonso could be held out until Tuesday and it's looking more and more like that will be the case. Ryon Healy is getting another start in his place at first base while Chad Pinder functions as the designated hitter. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:11 am
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 2, 2-0 vs Mia
     
  • Jose Abreu homers in White Sox's win
    Jose Abreu went 3-for-5 and homered as the White Sox edged the Mariners 2-1 in 10 innings Friday.

    Advice: Melky Cabrera had the go-ahead double in the 10th. Jose Quintana and David Robertson combined on a one-hitter for the White Sox; the lone run came in the second when Danny Valencia tripled and Ben Gamel scored him on a sac fly. Abreu's homer was his eighth. All of them have come in his last 19 games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:35 pm
  • Jake Lamb homers twice in Arizona's win
    Jake Lamb hit two homers and drove in five runs in the Diamondbacks' 10-1 rout of the Padres on Friday.

    Advice: Lamb homered off Jered Weaver in the first and a tired Craig Stammen in the sixth. He has four homers in his last three games, pushing his season total up to 11. He had been in a slump over the second half of April and the first half of May, but that's over now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:23 pm
  • Franco has two-hit night against Pirates
    Maikel Franco went 2-for-4 with two runs scored against the Pirates on Friday.

    Advice: Both hits were singles. Franco has hit safely in six straight games, but this was his first multi-hit games since way back on May 4. The 24-year-old has struggled out of the gate this season, batting just .224 with six home runs and a .672 OPS over 38 games. After being moved to the seventh spot in the order on Thursday, he hit sixth on Friday. He’s going to have to earn his way back to the middle of the lineup. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:15 pm
  • Thames reaches three times in win Friday
    Eric Thames didn't show any signs of rust in his return to the lineup on Friday, going 1-for-3 plus a pair of walks in a win over the Cubs.

    Advice: Thames also scored a pair of runs on the afternoon. He hadn't started since Sunday due to a bout of strep throat but looks fully recovered and good to go now. He's now hitting .313/.438/.679 with 13 homers and 25 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:07 pm
    L, 8-4 vs Tor
     
  • Athletics could rest Alonso through weekend
    Athletics' manager Bob Melvin hinted Friday that the club could rest Yonder Alonso (knee) through the team's off-day on Monday.

    Advice: Melvin didn't rule out him returning before then either though. Ryon Healy will continue to fill in for him at first base while he's sidelined. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:43 pm
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 2, 2-0 vs Mia
     
  • Forsythe will handle third base upon return
    Dodgers' skipper Dave Roberts said Friday that Logan Forsythe will play at third base when he returns from the disabled list on Tuesday.

    Advice: With Justin Turner on the shelf for a few weeks, they'll roll with Forsythe at third and continue to platoon Chris Taylor and Chase Utley at second base. Forsythe has played in just 14 games for the Dodgers this season, slashing .295/.407/.341 with no homers and three RBI. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:27 pm
  • Eric Thames (illness) back in lineup Friday
    Eric Thames (illness) is back in the Brewers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's his first start since Sunday, as Thames has been battling strep throat and also some soreness and tightness in his legs. The red-hot Eric Sogard is in left field and batting leadoff for the Brewers for the third straight game. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:27 am
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  • Lowrie hits two-run homer, A's beat BOS
    Jed Lowrie went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Lowrie struck for a two-run shot against Hector Velazquez in the first inning, his fifth home run of the season. In addition to that quintet of dingers, he owns a .268/.345/.436 triple-slash and has driven in 11 runs across 40 games played. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:00 pm
  • Justin Bour styles solo homer in loss to LAD
    Justin Bour went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Bour clobbered a solo home run off Hyun-Jin Ryu with two outs in the second inning. The dinger was his ninth of the season. He has been on a power tear of late, crushing five home runs in his last eight games while working to a .265/.359/.508 triple-slash for the season as a whole. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:43 pm
  • Eric Thames (strep throat) to start on Friday
    Brewers manager Craig Counsell confirmed Eric Thames (illness) will be back in the lineup Friday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Thames missed most of Milwaukee's series with strep throat but returned as a pinch-hitter on Thursday. Jesus Aguilar had been subbing for him at first base. Thames boasts an impressive .313/.432/.688 slash line over 128 at-bats this season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:03 pm
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  • Forsythe (foot) to return Sunday or Tuesday
    The Dodgers will activate Logan Forsythe (foot) from the 10-day disabled list on Sunday or Tuesday.

    Advice: Forsythe is nearing the end of his rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga and is set to join the Dodgers early next week. Sunday might be pushing it, but Forsythe should be back Tuesday at the latest. Forsythe has missed the past month while battling toe and hamstring injuries. Chris Taylor and Chase Utley have split time at second base during his absence. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:17 pm
  • Eric Thames (illness) returns as pinch-hitter
    Eric Thames (illness) flew out to center field in a pinch-hitting appearance Thursday in the Brewers’ win over the Padres.

    Advice: He pinch-hit for pitcher Zach Davies with two on and nobody out in the seventh inning. Thames didn’t start Thursday’s game due to strep throat but he should be back in there Friday at Wrigley Field. Despite missing a handful of games, Thames is still tied for third in the majors with 13 homers. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:26 pm
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  • Yonder Alonso (knee) sitting against Boston
    Yonder Alonso (knee) is not in the Athletics' lineup Thursday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: He's getting the night off after banging his knee Wednesday against Seattle. Alonso is still awaiting his MRI results but doesn't expect to miss more than a handful of games. Ryon Healy is filling in at first base and batting fifth Thursday against Red Sox starter Hector Velazquez. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:56 pm
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  • Javier Baez goes 3-for-3, hits grand slam
    Javier Baez went 3-for-3 with a grand slam, five RBI and a walk as the Cubs topped the Reds 9-5 on Thursday.

    Advice: Baez is just 3-for-14 with the bases loaded in his career, but all three of those hits have been slams. He upped his OPS from .694 to .758 in the victory. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:54 pm
    New Player Note
    Javier Báez ChC - 2B,3B,SS
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  • Maikel Franco hits two-run homer
    Maikel Franco, batting seventh for the first time this season, hit a two-run homer Thursday in the loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: We get that the Phillies were trying to make a point, but batting Franco behind Andres Blanco and Michael Saunders against a left-hander wasn't likely to help their cause. Franco still project as a useful mixed league third baseman or CI the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:29 pm
  • Thames (strep) remains out Thursday in SD
    Eric Thames (strep throat) remains out of the Brewers' starting lineup on Thursday.

    Advice: Thames was able to take batting practice on Wednesday and reportedly hit several bombs, but he'll sit out of Thursday afternoon's series finale at Petco Park. Jesus Aguilar is starting at first base and batting third versus Padres right-hander Jarred Cosart. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:50 am
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  • Franco dropped to seventh in order Thursday
    Maikel Franco has been dropped to seventh in the Phillies' batting order Thursday.

    Advice: It's the lowest he's batted in a lineup since his rookie season in 2014. Franco owns a weak .213/.283/.360 slash line in 36 games this year, though he has tallied five home runs and 26 RBI. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:27 am
  • Forsythe (foot) goes 1-for-2 in rehab game
    Logan Forsythe (foot) finished 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored in his second rehab game Wednesday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

    Advice: Forsythe played second base for several innings in this one after serving as Rancho Cucamonga's designated hitter in his rehab debut on Tuesday night. Forsythe remains on track to return to the Dodgers' active roster sometime next week. He's been out since April 19 with a fractured right big toe and a tweaked hamstring. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:58 am
  • Jose Abreu hits seventh homer
    Jose Abreu went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer Wednesday versus the Angels.

    Advice: Abreu is hitting .325 with seven homers and 15 RBI in his last 21 games. He didn't have a single homer through 20 games this year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:00 pm
  • Yonder Alonso exits with knee injury
    Yonder Alonso left Wednesday's game with a knee issue after getting his left leg stuck in the ground on a swing.

    Advice: It doesn't seem particularly serious, but he'll be reexamined Thursday. If he can't play, then Mark Canha figures to get the start at first. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:28 pm
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  • Jake Lamb cranks two-run homer in victory
    Jake Lamb went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 11-inning win over the Mets.

    Advice: Lamb cracked a two-run homer off Matt Harvey with one out in the third inning. The dinger was his ninth of the season and boosted his RBI total to 29. He has now homered in back-to-back games and picked up hits in six of his last 12 at-bats. For the season as a whole, Lamb owns a .283/.375/.524 triple-slash over the course of 38 games played. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:27 pm
  • Eric Thames (strep throat) out of lineup
    Eric Thames (strep throat) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres.

    Advice: Thames came down with a case of strep throat on Tuesday. He has also been dealing with minor soreness and tightness in his legs. Jesus Aguilar will man first base in his place and is hitting third in Wednesday's game. Thames remains day-to-day and should be able to work his way back into the lineup relatively soon. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:45 pm
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  • Sandoval (knee) to begin assignment Friday
    Pablo Sandoval (knee) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday.

    Advice: Sandoval will start out at designated hitter as he embarks on his rehab assignment. A right knee strain has kept him out of action since April 24, but on his current track, it looks like he could rejoin the Red Sox by the end of May barring setback. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:41 pm
    10-Day DL
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  • Adrian Beltre (calf) does sprints on Wed.
    Rangers manager Jeff Banister said that Adrian Beltre (calf) was doing sprints at 75% on the field Wednesday.

    Advice: Beltre was doing some light jogging on Tuesday and revved it up just a little bit on Wednesday. He continues to rehab a right calf strain which has kept him out of action for almost the entirety of the 2017 season. The veteran third baseman probably remains about two or three weeks away from a potential return to action with the big league club. Joey Gallo will continue to see work at the hot corner in the interim. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:32 pm
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  • Gordon swipes 12th base in loss on Wed.
    Dee Gordon stole his 12th base of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Gordon reached on a forceout in the bottom of the fifth inning and swiped third base after making it to second on a balk. He officially went 0-for-3 at the plate in the afternoon loss to Houston, though the speedster also reached base on a hit-by-pitch in the bottom of the first. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:15 pm
  • Forsythe (foot) goes 0-for-4 in rehab game
    Logan Forsythe (foot) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in a rehab game Tuesday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

    Advice: Forsythe served as the Quakes' designated hitter and will probably continue to DH for a couple more games before trying second base. He was initially placed on the disabled list April 19 with a fractured right big toe and then he suffered a tweaked hamstring on his first attempt at a minor league rehab assignment in early May. If he can avoid further setbacks, Forsythe should be ready to return to the Dodgers' active roster late next week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:09 am
  • Ryan Healy rocks home run No. 7 in victory
    Ryon Healy went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Healy connected on a Chase De Jong pitch for a no-doubt two-run shot in the second inning, one which traveled an estimated 443 feet. It was his seventh home run of the campaign. Three of those seven home runs have come in his last 10 games. Not all was golden in this one, though, as Healy committed a costly error in the seventh inning, one which opened the door for the Mariners to tie matters up at 4-4. A five-run ninth inning by the A's would ultimately make that error something of a moot point. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:49 pm
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  • Thames sitting Tuesday due to strep throat
    Eric Thames has strep throat.

    Advice: That's the primary reason for his absence from the Brewers' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Padres, not his recent leg soreness. Thames might also be held out Wednesday. Jesus Aguilar is filling in at first base at San Diego's Petco Park. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:45 pm
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  • Thames (legs) remains out Tuesday vs. Pads
    Eric Thames (legs) remains out of the Brewers' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Padres.

    Advice: Thames has been experiencing some tightness and soreness in his legs, though it's not believed to be anything serious. The big slugger remains day-to-day. Jesus Aguilar will start at first base and bat cleanup Tuesday versus San Diego left-hander Clayton Richard. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:54 pm
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  • Sandoval (knee) could head to minors Friday
    Pablo Sandoval (knee) could begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday.

    Advice: Sandoval has been working out since early last week with no renewed swelling in his right knee and appears on track to return to the Red Sox before the end of May. The third baseman landed on the disabled list April 24 with a right knee sprain. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:26 pm
    10-Day DL
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  • Beltre (calf) does light jogging on field
    Adrian Beltre (calf) did some light jogging on the field Tuesday.

    Advice: It was the first time he ran on the field since being shut down with his right calf strain on April 8. He resumed taking batting practice last week, but he'll have to ramp up the intensity of his running before being cleared for game action and that likely keeps him out another 2-3 weeks. Still, it's a step in the right direction for the veteran third baseman. Joey Gallo will continue to fill in at the hot corner for now. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:45 pm
    10-Day DL
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  • Bour not in Tuesday's lineup
    Justin Bour is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Astros.

    Advice: Bour has been on a tear at the plate recently, but he'll take a seat against lefty Dallas Keuchel. Tyler Moore will make the start at first base. Mike Aviles will start in place of Derek Dietrch at third. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:37 am
  • Mets finally place SS Cabrera (thumb) on DL
    Mets placed SS Asdrubal Cabrera on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 14, with a left thumb sprain.

    Advice: Finally. Cabrera originally injured his thumb on May 6, but the Mets waited out the situation before he aggravated it over the weekend. He's evidently not close to returning to action, so the club was forced to make a move this time. Mets fans are clamoring for top prospect Amed Rosario, but the team is content with Jose Reyes at shortstop and T.J. Rivera at third for the time being. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:59 am
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs SD
     
  • Lamb goes 2-for-3, hits eighth home run
    Jake Lamb went 2-for-3 with a homer in the Diamondbacks' defeat of the Mets on Monday.

    Advice: Lamb slugged a game-tying solo shot off Mets starter Zack Wheeler in the bottom of the sixth inning and he scored his second run of the game after drawing an intentional walk in the Diamondbacks' six-run bottom of the eighth. The third baseman is slashing .282/.368/.507 with eight home runs and 27 RBI in 37 games this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:54 pm
  • Bour homers again Monday in loss to HOU
    Justin Bour went 3-for-4 with a solo homer Monday in the Marlins' loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Bour doubled in the second inning, singled in the fourth inning, and went deep off Astros reliever Luke Gregerson in the bottom of the eighth. The first baseman has four home runs over his last five games and his OPS is up to .835. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:13 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (thumb) decision Tuesday
    The Mets will wait until Tuesday before deciding whether to place Asdrubal Cabrera (thumb) on the disabled list.

    Advice: Assistant general manager John Ricco also revealed that the issue is with the joint of Cabrera's left thumb, not the ligament as had been previously reported. If Cabrera does go on the DL, the team is not expected to promote top shortstop prospect Amed Rosario. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:58 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs SD
     
  • Mets to make Cabrera (thumb) DL decision Mon.
    The Mets will decide prior to Monday's game whether to place Asdrubal Cabrera (thumb) on the disabled list.

    Advice: Cabrera aggravated his left thumb injury over the weekend and subsequently admitted that he's dealing with a torn ligament. It sounds like the Mets will put him through some tests Monday to see whether it's possible he can play through it or if they should go ahead and DL him. For what it's worth, top shortstop prospect Amed Rosario is in Triple-A Las Vegas' lineup Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:24 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs SD
     
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (thumb) sitting out Monday
    Asdrubal Cabrera (thumb) is not in the Mets' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Cabrera has revealed that he's playing with a torn ligament in his left thumb, an injury that he aggravated over the weekend. At this point, though, it doesn't appear the Mets will place him on the disabled list. They again have Jose Reyes at shortstop and T.J. Rivera at third base Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:15 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs SD
     
  • Asdrubal Cabrera has torn ligament in thumb
    Asdrubal Cabrera told Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News that he has a torn ligament in his left thumb.

    Advice: The Mets announced after the initial injury back on May 6 that an MRI showed no damage to the ligaments, but Cabrera confirmed that he was told that there was a tear. He'd like to try to play through it, but he aggravated the injury on Saturday and is still dealing with soreness. He's doubtful to play Monday and a stint on the disabled list might be the best play at this point. Top prospect Amed Rosario looms as an alternative at Triple-A. Rotoworld.com May 15, 5:47 am
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs SD
     
  • Jake Lamb doubles on three-hit afternoon
    Jake Lamb went 3-for-6 with a double in Sunday's 10-inning loss to the Pirates.

    Advice: Nice afternoon for Lamb, but it could have been a heroic one. With the Diamondbacks trailing 6-4 in the bottom of the 10th inning, he grounded out with the bases loaded to end the game. This was Lamb's second three-hit showing in his last three games. His strong recent work has boosted his season-long triple-slash to .273/.358/.482. In addition, he has hit seven home runs and driven in 26. Rotoworld.com May 14, 5:25 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (thumb) not in lineup
    Asdrubal Cabrera (thumb) is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's not on the disabled list, though, at least not yet, even after aggravating his left thumb injury. Consider Cabrera day-to-day for now. Jose Reyes is at shortstop Sunday, while T.J. Rivera is at third base. The Mets are also giving Jay Bruce a day off, as Juan Lagares is getting a start. Rotoworld.com May 14, 9:07 am
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs SD
     
  • Dee Gordon moves back into leadoff spot
    Dee Gordon is back in the Marlins' leadoff spot for Sunday's game versus the Braves.

    Advice: Gordon was demoted to the No. 9 spot for four games, but he's back in the leadoff spot even though he had just three hits in 14 at-bats over that stretch. The Marlins also have A.J. Ellis catching as J.T. Realmuto gets a breather. Manager Don Mattingly's club has lost 14 of its last 17 games. Rotoworld.com May 14, 8:07 am
  • Alonso homers again, his 12th of the year
    Yonder Alonso went 2-for-4 with his 12th home run of the season in Saturday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Alonso had an RBI single in the fourth inning before swatting the solo homer in the eighth. His 12 dingers are second-most in the AL, and he's third in the league with 29 RBI. Fantasy owners are naturally having a hard time believing the 30-year-old's .302/.388/.689 line is legitimate, but the changes he made to his swing appear to be real and paying off big time at the plate. Rotoworld.com May 13, 9:23 pm
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