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  • Chris Heston optioned to Triple-A
    Mariners optioned RHP Chris Heston to Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Heston was pummeled for seven runs over three innings in a spot start Sunday. He was also awful in a relief appearance for the M's last month. 32 minutes ago
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  • Daniel Vogelbach optioned to Triple-A
    Mariners optioned 1B Daniel Vogelbach to Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Vogelbach was up for one day and had a single in three at-bats in a start Sunday. He'll return to a .262/.379/.447 line with five homers at Tacoma. 33 minutes ago
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  • Jeff Hoffman recalled from Triple-A
    Rockies recalled RHP Jeff Hoffman from Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Hoffman will make a spot start Monday in Philadelphia. He was solid in a spot start earlier this month, allowing three runs over 5 1/3 innings at Coors Field versus the Dodgers. The righty isn't a great streaming option, though. Today, 1:38 pm
  • Greg Bird (ankle) takes dry swings
    Greg Bird (ankle) took some dry swings Monday.

    Advice: He had been slated to hit off a tee and take soft-toss, but he'll now do that Tuesday instead. Bird also resumed running recently, as well. He'll need a rehab assignment before being activated but is making nice progress. Today, 1:26 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs KC
  • Carlos Frias outrighted to Triple-A
    Indians sent RHP Carlos Frias outright to Triple-A Columbus.

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

    Advice: It will be his first time throwing off the bump since he strained his left trapezius in his third start of the season. Obviously he has a ways to go, but Finnegan is projected to rejoin the Reds' rotation sometime in the June 19-24 range assuming all goes well with his rehab. Today, 12:50 pm
    60-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Cle
  • Schwarber not in Monday's lineup vs. Giants
    Kyle Schwarber is not in Monday's lineup against the Giants.

    Advice: He'll take a seat against left-hander Ty Blach. Rookie Ian Happ is also out of the lineup. Ben Zobrist will start in left field and bat leadoff while Albert Almora, Jr. gets a start in center. Today, 12:14 pm
  • Orioles recall Tyler Wilson from Triple-A
    Orioles recalled RHP Tyler Wilson from Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: He'll replace Miguel Castro on the active roster. Wilson owns a 4.91 ERA and 5/3 K/BB ratio over 11 innings with the Orioles this season and will operate in middle relief. Today, 12:11 pm
  • Williams homers
    Phillies OF prospect Nick Williams homered on Sunday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: It's the fifth homer of the season for Williams. After struggling for most of 2016, he has unfortunately continued that trend. The approach remains a mess, and he's not making enough hard contact to compensate for the lack of walks. At this point, Williams looks more like a reclamation project than an actual prospect. That's disappointing. Today, 11:48 am
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  • Moncada having thumb examined Monday
    White Sox prospect Yoan Moncada is having his sore left thumb examined Monday in Chicago.

    Advice: It's considered a routine exam, so there's no cause for concern. No structural damage was found through X-rays and an MRI, so he should be back in action fairly soon. The 21-year-old was batting .331/.401/.504 with six homers and 10 steals through 34 games in Triple-A prior to the injury. His time is coming soon. Today, 11:47 am
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    6:40 pm @Ari
  • Angels demote C.J. Cron to Triple-A
    Angels optioned 1B C.J. Cron to Triple-A Salt Lake.

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

    Advice: Two of those hits went for extra bases, including his 10th homer of the season. A 2012 first-round pick, Olson has seen his stock decline in the past few years, but he's bounced back nicely in 2017. He's going to strike out a ton, but he might draw enough walks and hit enough bombs to compensate. Keep an eye on Olson going forward, he might be a potential steal. Today, 11:17 am
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  • Joe Ross to rejoin Nats' rotation Tuesday
    The Nationals are calling up right-hander Joe Ross to start Tuesday against the Mariners.

    Advice: Ross was surprisingly optioned to Triple-A Syracuse earlier this month, but his stint in the minors didn't last long. While he posted a 5.50 ERA over three starts in Triple-A, he threw seven innings of one-run ball with six strikeouts and one walk in his most recent outing. The 22-year-old had a 7.47 ERA over three starts prior to his demotion, but he's capable of much better if he's right and is worth picking up in fantasy leagues where he was dropped. Today, 10:35 am
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  • Two-hit day for Adames
    Rays prospect Willy Adames went 2-for-3 on Sunday for Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Adames also knocked in a run, and stole his third base of the season. The Rays top prospect still isn't performing up to his talent, but again, it's not unheard of for 21-year-olds to struggle in Triple-A. This is still a shortstop with an above-average hit tool, and guys who can hit for average at a premium position are very valuable. Don't give up on Adames. Today, 10:30 am
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    4:10 pm vs LAA
  • Matz (elbow) could be promoted soon
    According to David Lennon of Newsday, the Mets are open to activating Steven Matz (elbow) after Tuesday's start with Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Matz, who is working his way back from a flexor strain, allowed one run on two hits and two walks over three innings in his first rehab start at High-A St. Lucie last Thursday. Ideally he would get at least two more starts in the minors, but the state of the Mets' rotation could have them move up the timeline. Either way, Matz should be stashed away in most fantasy leagues. Today, 7:04 am
    10-Day DL
  • Chris Heston blasted for seven runs by CWS
    Chris Heston was demolished to the tune of seven runs on seven hits over three innings in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Heston was making his first start of the season in this one. It was one to forget. He walked three in the first inning while surrendering RBI hits to Yolmer Sanchez, Tim Anderson, Matt Davidson and Kevan Smith. When the dust settled, Heston was down 5-0 before the M's even had a chance to bat. He would go on to allow solitary runs in the third and fourth innings before being mercifully relieved of duty. Heston figures to be dropped back down to Triple-A following this disastrous performance. Yesterday, 3:58 pm
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  • Cron slugs grand slam in victory Sunday
    C.J. Cron hit a first-inning grand slam Sunday in the Angels' defeat of the Mets.

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

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

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

    Advice: Bird resumed running recently, as well. He'll need a rehab assignment before being activated and is still likely at least a couple weeks away from a return. Yesterday, 9:23 am
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs KC
  • Chris Heston recalled from Triple-A
    Mariners recalled RHP Chris Heston from Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Heston will start Sunday against the White Sox. He was rocked for five earned runs and seven hits in just two innings of relief in his only appearance with the M's this season and should be ignored for fantasy purposes. Yesterday, 9:07 am
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  • Kyle Schwarber hitting second Sunday
    Kyle Schwarber is batting second for the Cubs on Sunday versus the Brewers.

    Advice: Well, it's a move out of the leadoff spot but he obviously didn't venture far. Ben Zobrist will hit leadoff while the struggling Schwarber handles the No. 2 hole. Ian Happ is getting another start in center field and is batting fifth. Yesterday, 8:54 am
  • Chris Heston to start Sunday's game
    Chris Heston will be recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to start Sunday's game against the White Sox, manager Scott Servais confirmed.

    Advice: Heston was punched around for five earned runs and seven hits in just two innings of relief in his only appearance during his first go-around with the Mariners back on April 25. Fantasy owners and DFS players needn't bother with Heston until he shows more consistency. Yesterday, 12:20 am
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  • Jeff Hoffman likely to make spot start
    Jeff Hoffman is expected to be recalled to make a spot start Monday in Philadelphia.

    Advice: The Rockies need a starter after Wednesday's rainout forced a doubleheader Thursday. Hoffman's first spot start went pretty well, as he struck out eight while allowing three runs over 5 1/3 innings at Coors Field versus the Dodgers. The young right has put up a 3.46 ERA and 33/14 K/BB ratio over 39 frames at Triple-A Albuquerque. Friday, 6:41 am
  • Steven Matz goes three innings in rehab start
    Steven Matz (elbow) allowed two hits and one run over three innings Thursday in a rehab start for High-A St. Lucie.

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

    Advice: It's another step in the right direction but there's still no timetable for his return. Chris Carter has been manning first base in Bird's absence. Thursday, 5:13 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs KC
  • Moncada placed on DL at AAA Charlotte
    Yoan Moncada has been placed on the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Charlotte with a sore left thumb.

    Advice: Moncada has undergone X-rays and an MRI, and both scans turned up negative for structural damage. It shouldn't be a lengthy absence. The 21-year-old top infield prospect has batted .331/.401/.504 with six home runs and 10 stolen bases through 34 games this season at the Triple-A level. Thursday, 10:55 am
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    6:40 pm @Ari
  • Schwarber getting day off Thursday vs. PIT
    Kyle Schwarber is out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Reds.

    Advice: Ben Zobrist is batting leadoff and Ian Happ is handling left field. Schwarber hit a monstrous home run on Tuesday at Wrigley Field and he drove in two runs on Wednesday. He's getting it going again after another short slump but will grab some rest on Thursday. Thursday, 7:41 am
  • Yoan Moncada (thumb) likely for disabled list
    White Sox prospect Yoan Moncada is expected to be placed on the 7-day minor league disabled list due to a sore left thumb.

    Advice: Moncada has been dealing with nagging soreness in his left thumb of late, but on the more positive side of the ledger, an MRI and X-ray revealed no structural damage or break. The 21-year-old third baseman is one of the top prospects -- if not the top prospect -- in the game and could see a call-up in June, assuming this thumb soreness does not sideline him for too long. Wednesday, 5:10 pm
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    6:40 pm @Ari
  • Reds transfer LHP Finnegan to 60-day DL
    Reds transferred LHP Brandon Finnegan from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Peter O'Brien on the 40-man roster. Finnegan landed on the disabled list last month with a strained left trapezius muscle and can now be ruled out through mid-June. Tuesday, 11:31 am
    60-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Cle
  • Cubs have no plans to drop Schwarber in order
    The Cubs have no plans to drop Kyle Schwarber from the leadoff spot despite his .179/.313/.343 slash through 160 plate appearances.

    Advice: "If you keep playing back the tape, I’m seeing great swing, ball fouled back," manager Joe Maddon said. "It’s not coming over our dugout. Once in a while, it’s pulled on something soft. But a lot of them are going straight back in." Schwarber insists he hasn't changed his approach hitting at the top of the order, while his .224 BABIP is bound to come up. Nevertheless, regardless of what Schwarber and his manager say, something will have to give if he keeps hitting under the Mendoza Line out of the top spot. Tuesday, 10:05 am
  • Indians designate Frias fro assignment
    Indians designated RHP Carlos Frias for assignment.

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

    Advice: Seth Lugo (elbow) will also pitch for St. Lucie in the same game. The two hurlers are on a similar timetable, with the Mets hoping they'll be an option by early June. Matz threw about 30 pitches in an extended spring training game over the weekend, so he should be good for 45-50 on Thursday. Monday, 5:14 pm
    10-Day DL
  • Schwarber goes 0-for-3 in loss to Cardinals
    Kyle Schwarber finished 0-for-3 with a strikeout and a walk Sunday in the Cubs' loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Schwarber has gone hitless in four straight games and is now batting just .179/.313/.343 in 160 plate appearances this season. Cubs manager Joe Maddon might need to consider a change at leadoff. May 14, 2:06 pm
  • C.J. Cron activated from disabled list
    Angels activated 1B C.J. Cron from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: He missed a couple weeks with a bruised foot. Cron is starting at first base Sunday, with Luis Valbuena sliding over to third to cover for Yunel Escobar (hamstring). May 14, 10:18 am
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  • C.J. Cron plays in fourth rehab game
    C.J. Cron (foot, hand) played in his fourth minor-league rehab game for Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday.

    Advice: Cron's timetable for a return is uncertain. He has collected five hits in 12 at-bats with a home run so far during rehab. Wait until he is officially activated from the 10-day disabled list before plugging him back into the active lineup in AL-only fantasy play. May 14, 1:00 am
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    4:10 pm @TB
  • Matz (elbow) pitches in extended spring game
    Steven Matz (elbow) threw two innings Saturday in an extended spring training game.

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

    Advice: It's unclear how many appearances he'll need in extended spring training before being sent out on a rehab assignment. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Friday that Matz could rejoin the Mets' rotation in early June if all goes well. He's working his way back from a strained flexor tendon. May 12, 2:26 pm
    10-Day DL
  • Jeff Hoffman optioned to Triple-A
    Rockies optioned RHP Jeff Hoffman to Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Hoffman had a solid spot start Thursday against the Dodgers, allowing three runs over 5 1/3 innings at Coors. He could get another shot when the Rockies need a starter again. May 12, 2:00 pm
  • Cron (foot, hand) resumes rehab assignment
    C.J. Cron (foot, hand) resumed a rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday.

    Advice: Cron is over his bruised foot issue, but he hadn't played since being hit on the right hand by a pitch Sunday. However, he was back in action Thursday and doubled twice in four at-bats. Cron is eligible for activation now, but the Angels might wait a bit since they're slated to face a bunch of right-handed starters. May 12, 8:50 am
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  • Hoffman pitches admirably in spot start
    Jeff Hoffman pitched well in a spot start against the Dodgers on Thursday, allowing three runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings while picking up the win.

    Advice: Hoffman was pitching in place of Tyler Anderson, who was held back as he battles through a minor bout of knee inflammation. He struck out eight and walked two on the evening. The Dodgers would not touch-up the 24-year-old right-hander on the scoreboard until the fifth inning, when Scott Van Slyke burned him via a solo home run. Hoffman would give up two more runs in the sixth inning before calling it a night. While Anderson is expected to start on Saturday and moving forward, Hoffman's nice showing on Thursday was very encouraging and he figures to work as a useful arm for the Rockies when needed over the coming months. May 11, 9:09 pm
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