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  • Jedd Gyorko out Thursday vs. Arizona
    Jedd Gyorko is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup on Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Gyorko had a tremendous first half, but he's batting just .159 with a .500 OPS since the All-Star break. Greg Garcia will start at third base and hit eighth Thursday versus Arizona right-hander Zack Godley. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:02 pm
    New Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    4:15 pm vs Ari
     
  • Solarte (oblique) set for rehab assignment
    Yangervis Solarte (oblique) is set to begin a rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Solarte has been on the disabled list for five weeks with a right oblique strain, so he might remain in the minors through the weekend to get his timing right at the plate. Unless the Padres want to showcase him for a possible trade ahead of Monday's deadline. The 30-year-old infielder was batting .268/.349/.425 with 10 home runs and 40 RBI through 71 games this season for San Diego. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:15 am
    10-Day DL
    6:10 pm vs NYM
     
  • Brian Dozier plates two in loss to Dodgers
    Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI as the Twins fell to the Dodgers on Wednesday night in Los Angeles.

    Advice: Dozier's two-run double gave the Twins a 5-0 lead in the fourth inning. That would be the extent of their offense in the ballgame though. The hard-hitting second baseman is now hitting .249/.334/.441 with 16 homers, 50 RBI and 10 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:45 pm
  • Wilmer Flores goes deep in loss to Padres
    Wilmer Flores crushed his 11th home run of the season in a losing effort against the Padres on Wednesday.

    Advice: His solo shot pulled the Mets to within three runs at 6-3 in the eighth inning, but that would be the extent of their offense in the ballgame. Flores finished the night 1-for-3 plus a walk and is now slashing .283/.316/.489 with 11 long balls and 30 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Merrifield goes 3-for-7 with an RBI, two runs
    Whit Merrifield went 3-for-7 with two runs scored and an RBI versus the Tigers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He joined in the fun as the Royals laced 22 hits and scored 16 runs. All three of his hits were singles. He has a .294 batting average with 11 home runs and 43 RBI in 352 plate appearances. He has stolen 16 bases and been caught only twice, including once today. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Romine goes 2-for-2 with a run scored
    Andrew Romine went 2-for-2 and scored a run as his team got blown out by the Royals on Wednesday.

    Advice: He didn't start the game but came on to pinch-hit for Miguel Cabrera in the seventh inning with the score already 13-1. He reached on an infield single in that at-bat and later scored on a double-play ball hit by Alex Avila. Romine singled again in the ninth inning but was left stranded. The utility infielder has gotten quite a bit of playing time for a backup, slashing .228/.293/.355 with four home runs, 18 RBI and 33 runs in 217 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:56 pm
    New Player Note
    Andrew Romine Det - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 9:20 pm
    5:10 pm vs ChC
     
  • DeJong goes deep again in Cardinals victory
    Paul DeJong clobbered his 14th home run of the season on Wednesday, powering the Cardinals to a 10-5 victory over the Rockies.

    Advice: His two-run blast off of Jeff Hoffman got the Rockies on the board in the first inning. He finished the night 1-for-5 and is now hitting .290/.303/.590 with 14 homers and 31 RBI in what's shaping up to be a very impressive rookie campaign. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:57 pm
    New Player Note
    Paul DeJong StL - 2B,3B,SS
    4:15 pm vs Ari
     
  • Matt Carpenter plates two in win over Rockies
    Matt Carpenter went 2-for-5 and drove home a pair of runs on Wednesday as the Cardinals topped the Rockies.

    Advice: Carpenter's two-run double keyed a five-run rally off of Rockies' starter Jeff Hoffman in the fourth inning. He also drew a walk, reaching base safely three times in the contest. For the season, Carpenter is slashing .250/.379/.449 with 14 homers and 48 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:54 pm
    4:15 pm vs Ari
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 8:46 pm
  • Howie Kendrick exits with left hand soreness
    Howie Kendrick left Wednesday's game against the Astros due to left hand soreness.

    Advice: Kendrick was hit by a pitch on the left hand in the third inning and came out one frame later. Consider him day-to-day for the time being. He will be reevaluated on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:12 pm
    New Player Note
    Howie Kendrick Phi - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Howie Kendrick exits after getting plunked
    Howie Kendrick left Wednesday's game against the Astros after being hit on the left hand/wrist.

    Advice: Kendrick was plunked on the left hand/wrist in the third inning and was pinch-hit for one inning later. The Phillies will pass along word as to the exact nature of his injury in the coming hours. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:08 pm
    New Player Note
    Howie Kendrick Phi - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Walker (hamstring) to come back this weekend
    Neil Walker (hamstring) is expected to rejoin the Mets this weekend.

    Advice: Walker is currently out on a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas. The Mets will be taking on the Mariners for a three-game set this coming weekend and so long as Walker is able to avoid a setback over the next two days, he should be good to go for that series. A partial tear of his left hamstring has kept him on the shelf since mid-June. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:14 pm
    10-Day DL
    6:10 pm @SD
     
  • Adam Frazier hits RBI double in loss to SFG
    Adam Frazier went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in Wednesday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Frazier notched an RBI double off Jeff Samardzija in the second inning. The would not score again in the contest and that double was the team's lone extra-base hit on the afternoon. For the season as a whole, Frazier is slashing .273/.347/.375 with three homers and 31 RBI across 264 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:34 pm
  • 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 Yesterday, 12:09 pm
  • Cano getting day off Wednesday vs. Boston
    Robinson Cano is getting the day off Wednesday.

    Advice: Danny Espinosa will start at second base and bat ninth for the Mariners against Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale. It appears to be routine rest for Cano. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:38 am
  • Dilson Herrera undergoes shoulder surgery
    Dilson Herrera underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from his right shoulder.

    Advice: That'll be a wrap for his 2017 season. Herrera didn't make a single appearance in the majors this year and he registered an underwhelming .264/.312/.397 batting line over 68 games for Triple-A Louisville. The former top-100 prospect will try to get his career back on track in 2018. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:59 am
    Not Active
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Carpenter (quad) singles, scores in return
    Matt Carpenter (quad) went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored in the Cardinals' win over the Rockies on Tuesday.

    Advice: Carpenter sat out Monday's series opener versus Colorado with some minor quad tightness, but he played a full nine innings of first base Tuesday with no apparent issues. His run scored came on a Paul DeJong two-run shot in the bottom of the first inning. Carpenter had singled to shallow left field to lead off the frame. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:49 am
    4:15 pm vs Ari
     
  • Chris Taylor continues to swing a hot bat
    Chris Taylor picked up a pair of doubles with three RBI in Tuesday's victory against Minnesota.

    Advice: Taylor has been on fire, posting four straight multi-hit games, while collecting two or more hits across nine of his past 11 outings. He is hitting an incredible .523 (23-for-44) with five doubles, three triples and two homers to increase his average from .285 to .321 just since July 9. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:07 am
    Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 12:54 am
  • Chris Owings snaps hitless drought
    Chris Owings finished 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Tuesday's game against the Braves.

    Advice: Owings delivered an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth inning to snap an ugly 23 at-bat hitless skid. It was just his second RBI over the past 17 games, as he has been ice-cold in the blazing hot desert. Perhaps the extra-base hit and RBI will give him a little confidence heading into Wednesday's homestand finale. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:23 pm
    Player Note
    Chris Owings Ari - 2B,SS,OF
    4:15 pm @StL
     
  • Paul DeJong homers again in Cardinals' win
    Paul DeJong belted a two-run homer and added a single in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

    Advice: DeJong took Jon Gray deep in the bottom of the first inning to get the scoring going and also singled off Gray in the fifth. With Dexter Fowler (forearm) on the disabled list, it looks like DeJong is going to stick in the third spot in the Cardinals' lineup for now. He has 13 homers with the big club over just 183 plate appearances, and 12 of them have come over his last 35 games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:42 pm
    New Player Note
    Paul DeJong StL - 2B,3B,SS
    4:15 pm vs Ari
     
  • Rougned Odor leaves the yard as Rangers win
    Rougned Odor clubbed one of four Rangers' home runs as they topped the Marlins on Tuesday night in Arlington.

    Advice: Odor launched a solo homer in the fifth inning that increased the Rangers' advantage to 7-4. He also singled and drew a walk in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-3. Even with the strong effort, he's slashing just .215/.256/.409 on the season with 20 homers and 44 RBI. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:20 pm
  • Ryan Goins plates a pair of runs
    Ryan Goins smacked a two-RBI double Tuesday against the Athletics.

    Advice: Goins' two-bagger in the second inning plated Kendrys Morales and Ezequiel Carrera. The defense-first utility infielder continues to be one of the worst-hitting players in the majors, as he's now sporting a .596 OPS. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:34 pm
    Player Note
    Ryan Goins Tor - 2B,SS
    W, 8-4 vs Oak
     
  • Merrifield goes deep as Royals beat Tigers
    Whit Merrifield clubbed his 11th home run of the season on Tuesday, powering the Royals to a 3-1 victory over the Tigers.

    Advice: Merrifield got the Royals started with a bang, crushing a leadoff homer off of Michael Fulmer. He also singled in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-4. With the two-hit attack, he's now slashing an impressive .291/.334/.491 with 11 homers and 42 RBI. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:22 pm
  • Marlins place JT Riddle (biceps) on the DL
    Marlins placed SS J.T. Riddle on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 22, with biceps tendinitis.

    Advice: Riddle has been sidelined for nearly a week with this upper-arm discomfort and the Marlins finally decided to quit playing a man short. The hope is Riddle will be ready for activation when first eligible in early August. Mike Aviles has been promoted from Triple-A New Orleans to give Miami infield depth. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:41 pm
    Player Note
    JT Riddle Mia - 2B,SS
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Cin
     
  • Jedd Gyorko out of STL lineup Tuesday
    Jedd Gyorko is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Greg Garcia will start at third base and bat eighth versus Rockies right-hander Jon Gray. This appears to be a routine breather for Gyorko, who's fallen into a bit of a slump since the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:23 pm
    New Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    4:15 pm vs Ari
     
  • Carpenter (quad) returns to Cardinals' lineup
    Matt Carpenter (quad) is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Rockies.

    Advice: Carpenter missed Monday's series opener against Colorado after making an early exit Sunday night against the Cubs due to right quad tightness. He'll start at first base and bat leadoff Tuesday versus right-hander Jon Gray. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:19 pm
    4:15 pm vs Ari
     
  • Angels call up INF Kaleb Cowart
    Angels recalled INF Kaleb Cowart from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Cowart, 25, was batting .311/.383/.482 batting line with 12 homers and 19 steals over 90 games this season in Triple-A. He could find himself with a share of second base duties and is worth watching in deeper fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:44 pm
    L, 2-1 @Cle
     
  • Gennett not in Tuesday's lineup
    Scooter Gennett is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Yankees.

    Advice: He'll take a seat against left-hander Jordan Montgomery. Adam Duvall will serve as the designated hitter while Patrick Kivlehan will make another start in left. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:09 pm
    Player Note
    Scooter Gennett Cin - 2B,3B,OF
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Chris Taylor hitting .525 over past 10 games
    Chris Taylor posted three singles with a run scored and an RBI across four at-bats in Monday's win against the Twins.

    Advice: Taylor has been on a roll lately, posting three consecutive multi-hit games while collecting two or more hits in eight of his past 10 outings. The outfielder is hitting a ridiculous .525 (21-for-40) with three doubles, three triples and two home runs during the run to push his average from .285 to .318 just since July 9. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:52 am
    Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
     
  • Jean Segura reaches base three times in win
    Jean Segura finished 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a hit by pitch in Monday's victory against the visiting Red Sox.

    Advice: Segura was clipped on the foot on the HBP but he was fine and able to remain in the game. In fact, the Red Sox didn't feel he was hit by the offering from Eduardo Rodriguez, and they challenged the ruling to no avail. The double was Segura's first hit in four games, snapping 15 at-bats hitless skid. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:43 am
  • 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
  • Gennett slugs 18th homer Monday vs. Tribe
    Scooter Gennett homered again Monday in the Reds' loss to the Indians.

    Advice: Gennett roped a solo shot off Indians starter Josh Tomlin in the top of the fifth inning, giving the Reds their first run of the game. They would score only one more. Gennett now has 18 home runs and 58 RBI this season, to go along with an exceptional .313/.362/.602 overall slash line. Nobody saw this coming. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:51 pm
    Player Note
    Scooter Gennett Cin - 2B,3B,OF
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Matt Carpenter (quad) expected back Tuesday
    Matt Carpenter (quad) is expected back in the Cardinals' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Carpenter isn't playing Monday after exiting Sunday's game with a tight right quad, but manager Mike Matheny said it was simply a dehydration issue and the infielder is feeling much better. Luke Voit is starting at first base Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:47 pm
    4:15 pm vs Ari
     
  • J.T. Riddle (shoulder) sitting out again
    J.T. Riddle (shoulder) remained out of the Marlins' lineup Monday.

    Advice: He's missed five straight games with tendinitis in his right shoulder. Miguel Rojas will handle shortstop again. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:01 pm
    Player Note
    JT Riddle Mia - 2B,SS
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Cin
     
  • Matt Carpenter (quad) not in Monday's lineup
    Matt Carpenter (quad) is not in the Cardinals' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Carpenter was lifted from Sunday's game with a tight right quad. The injury appears to be a day-to-day situation for the time being. Luke Voit is getting a start in his place, and Paul DeJong has moved up to the No. 3 spot in the lineup with Dexter Fowler shifting up to his old leadoff spot.With Paul DeJong slotting up to the three spot in the order, he becomes a viable punt play across the industry. Antonio Senzatela isn't a sieve by any means, as he's held hitters to a 0.75 HR/9 rate on the road this season (3 in 36 IP), but he's still not an arm we necessarily need to avoid with value plays. DeJong owns a very solid .367 ISO at home against RHP this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:50 pm
    4:15 pm vs Ari
     
  • Angels calling up Kaleb Cowart
    The Angels are calling up infielder Kaleb Cowart from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: The Angels have yet to make an official announcement. Cowart has appeared in one game with the Angels this season and owns a .311/.383/.482 batting line with 12 homers and 19 steals over 90 games in Triple-A. It's unclear how the Angels intend to use him, but he's an option to play second base. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:07 pm
    L, 2-1 @Cle
     
  • Dilson Herrera likely done for season
    Delino DeShields, the manager for the Reds' Triple-A affiliate, told Jason Linden of Red Leg Nation that Dilson Herrera (shoulder) is "probably done for the season."

    Advice: The Reds have yet to make an official announcement on his status. Acquired from the Mets in the Jay Bruce deal, Herrera has dealt with a shoulder issue dating back to spring training and owns an underwhelming .264/.312/.397 batting line over 68 games in Triple-A this year. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:57 am
    Not Active
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Walker (hammy) plays in rehab game
    Neil Walker (hamstring) went 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout Sunday in his second minor league rehab game with Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Walker went 2-for-7 during his brief rehab stint and appears on track to be activated early this week. The veteran second baseman has been sidelined since mid-June with a partial tear of his left hamstring. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:28 am
    10-Day DL
    6:10 pm @SD
     
  • Matt Carpenter leaves game with tight quad
    Matt Carpenter was removed from Sunday's game against the Cubs due to right quadriceps tightness.

    Advice: The injury appeared to occur while Carpenter was running the bases. The severity of the injury is not yet known. Luke Voit replaced him at first base on Sunday. Look for an update from the Cardinals on Carpenter's status after the conclusion of Sunday's game. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:59 pm
    4:15 pm vs Ari
     
  • Brian Dozier clubs 16th homer in loss Sunday
    Brian Dozier clubbed his 16th home run of the season as the Twins fell to the Tigers in Minnesota on Sunday.

    Advice: Dozier tagged Tigers' closer Justin Wilson for the solo shot in the ninth inning. He finished the afternoon 2-for-4 plus a walk and is now slashing .253/.340/.448 with 16 long balls and 48 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:35 pm
  • Merrifield clubs two homers to lead Royals
    Whit Merrifield blasted a pair of solo home runs on Sunday, helping to power the Royals to a walk-off victory.

    Advice: Merrifield started a trio of back-to-back-to-back solo homers off of Derek Holland in the fourth inning, then hit a game-tying solo blast in the eighth inning. It was the first multi-homer game of his career. Merrifield finished the day 2-for-3 plus a walk and is slashing a robust .293/.337/.489 with 10 homers and 41 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:50 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
  • Odor homers twice in Rangers' comeback win
    Rougned Odor homered twice Sunday in the Rangers' 6-5 comeback win over the Rays.

    Advice: Odor hit a solo shot in the top of the second inning and a game-tying two-run bomb in the Rangers' three-run top of the eighth. The second baseman finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI in the afternoon victory at Tropicana Field. He's batting .214/.252/.404 with 19 home runs and 43 RBI in 98 total games this year. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:35 pm
  • Gennett launches 17th homer on Sunday
    Scooter Gennett launched his 17th home run of the season on Sunday afternoon against the Marlins.

    Advice: It was a solo shot in the bottom of the fourth inning of Marlins starter Tom Koehler. Gennett also added an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth, finishing 2-for-4 with two runs batted in. The second baseman has a remarkable .314/.364/.595 batting line in 82 total games this season for Cincinnati. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:33 pm
    Player Note
    Scooter Gennett Cin - 2B,3B,OF
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • J.T. Riddle (shoulder) out again Sunday
    J.T. Riddle (shoulder) remained out of the Marlins' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He'll miss a fourth straight start with right shoulder tendinitis. Miguel Rojas will handle shortstop. The Marlins are also giving J.T. Realmuto and Marcell Ozuna days off, as they have A.J. Ellis at catcher and Ichiro Suzuki in left field. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:15 am
    Player Note
    JT Riddle Mia - 2B,SS
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Cin
     
  • Chris Taylor comes off bench and shines
    Chris Taylor finished 2-for-2 with a solo home run and three RBI in Saturday's home victory against Atlanta.

    Advice: Taylor came on as part of a double switch in the seventh inning despite the fact he has been tearing the cover off the ball. Trayce Thompson started and struggled again, so don't look for Taylor's playing time to be curtailed much. Taylor is now hitting .429 (27-for-63) with six doubles, three triples, three homers and 10 RBI across 16 games with a 1.208 OPS. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:28 am
    Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
     
  • Gennett goes 2-for-4 with an RBI vs Marlins
    Scooter Gennett went 2-for-4 with an RBI as his club fell to the Marlins on Saturday.

    Advice: His eighth-inning RBI single drew the Reds within a run but they weren't able to score again. Gennett has been marvelously productive as a super-utility player this season, batting .311/.362/.584 with 16 home runs and 55 RBI in just 238 at-bats. Earlier this week the club announced he would become the starting second baseman moving forward, sending Jose Peraza to the bench. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:20 pm
    Player Note
    Scooter Gennett Cin - 2B,3B,OF
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Flores caps Mets comeback with walk-off homer
    Wilmer Flores hit a walk-off, solo home run in the ninth inning Saturday to complete the Mets' comeback in a 6-5 win over the Athletics.

    Advice: The Mets once trailed 5-0 in the game, but they battled against A's starter Sean Manaea to close the gap and got to the Athletics' bullpen late. That included Flores, who deposited a Simon Castro fastball into the left field seats to send the fans home happy. Flores finished 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in the game. The 25-year-old infielder doesn't have a permanent home but has been serviceable when called upon, batting .284/.312/.473 in 222 at-bats this year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:23 pm
  • Paul DeJong homers off Lester in 3-2 loss
    Paul DeJong launched his 11th home run Saturday in the Cardinals’ loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: DeJong’s two-out solo blast off Jon Lester in the eighth inning accounted for the game’s first run. Randal Grichuk followed with a solo bomb of his own in the next at-bat, though the Cubs rallied for a 3-2 victory. The 23-year-old had been just four for his last 31 before Saturday’s breakout. He’s had an impressive rookie season, slashing .279/.294/.852 over 165 at-bats for the Red Birds. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:53 pm
    New Player Note
    Paul DeJong StL - 2B,3B,SS
    4:15 pm vs Ari
     
  • 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
  • J.T. Riddle (shoulder) absent again Saturday
    J.T. Riddle (shoulder) is out of the Marlins' lineup Saturday against the Reds.

    Advice: Riddle is out of the lineup for a third straight day, last appearing as a pinch-hitter in Wednesday's loss to Philadelphia. He's day-to-day with a shoulder injury. Miguel Rojas is filling in at shortstop and batting eighth Saturday against Reds right-hander Robert Stephenson. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:19 pm
    Player Note
    JT Riddle Mia - 2B,SS
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Cin
     
  • Merrifield has walk-off sac fly
    Whit Merrifield delivered a walk-off sacrifice fly in the 10th inning as part of Friday’s 7-6 victory over the White Sox.

    Advice: The game-winner was set up after Tyler Clippard walked Jorge Bonifacio to load the bases. Merrifield drove in three runs on the day, including a two-run double. He also swiped a base, which gives him 16 steals overall. Locked in as the Royals’ primary leadoff hitter, the 28-year-old is a useful and versatile option in deeper mixed fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:08 pm
  • 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
    5:10 pm vs ChC
     
  • Gennett doubles, walks against Marlins
    Scooter Gennett went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk in Friday’s loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: The Reds managed just four hits on the night, with the lone run scoring on a sacrifice fly from Billy Hamilton in the third inning. Gennett started at second base on Friday and should be locked in there if the Reds end up trading All-Star shortstop Zack Cozart this month. Jose Peraza would simply slide over to shortstop. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:20 pm
    Player Note
    Scooter Gennett Cin - 2B,3B,OF
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • 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
  • Dilson Herrera having shoulder examined
    Dilson Herrera will have his nagging right shoulder issue examined next week.

    Advice: Herrera has had a shoulder problem dating back to spring training, and more recently the Reds are getting worried that the injury could be serious. It seems to have affected him at the plate, as he's hit a disappointing .264/.312/.397 at Triple-A Louisville. We'll obviously find out more about Herrera's status after he's examined. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:09 pm
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    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • No right-handed BP yet for Solarte (oblique)
    Yangervis Solarte (oblique) has yet to resume taking batting practice from the right side of the plate.

    Advice: He's taken right-handed swings in the cage but has yet to progress to BP from that side. It's possible Solarte could begin a rehab assignment by swinging only left-handed. "I personally want to see him free of any kind of issues whatsoever before we start," Padres manager Andy Green said. "Hopefully he checks that box and we’re able to get him out sometime soon." Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:21 pm
    10-Day DL
    6:10 pm vs NYM
     
  • Howie Kendrick activated from disabled list
    Phillies activated INF/OF Howie Kendrick from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Kendrick played just one rehab game and is feeling well enough to rejoin the big league roster. He's missed the last three-plus weeks with a strained left hamstring. The Phillies will be auditioning Kendrick for a trade before the end of the month. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:24 am
    New Player Note
    Howie Kendrick Phi - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Neil Walker (hamstring) expected back Monday
    Neil Walker (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Monday.

    Advice: Walker will begin a short rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday. He'll return to his starting spot at second base, pushing Asdrubal Cabrera to third. Walker has been on the shelf since mid-June with a torn left hamstring. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:28 am
    10-Day DL
    6:10 pm @SD
     
  • Cano notches three hits against Yankees
    Robinson Cano went 3-for-5 with an RBI double in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: The Yankees held a 4-0 lead in the ninth inning before Cano finally broke through with a gap RBI double against Aroldis Chapman to score the team's lone run of the contest. While the All-Star second baseman has not put up a season quite as glorious as his 2016 campaign, he is still slashing a respectable .271/.333/.472 with 18 homers and 65 RBI in 86 games played. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:45 pm
  • Merrifield hits eighth homer against Tigers
    Whit Merrifield went 2-for-6 with a home run and two runs scored in Thursday's lopsided win over the Tigers.

    Advice: Merrifield socked a solo homer in the sixth inning, his eighth home run of the year. The 28-year-old has been on a tear during a seven-game hitting streak, going 11-for-30 with six extra-base hits during that time. On the year, Merrifield is hitting a healthy .290/.330/.468 with those eight homers, 35 RBI, 37 runs scored and 15 steals. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:58 pm
  • 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
  • Wilmer Flores homers in Mets' comeback
    Wilmer Flores delivered a pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning Thursday as part of the Mets' 3-2 win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Flores' homer tied the game off Brett Cecil. The Mets went on to win it in the ninth when Jose Reyes was credited with a game-ending infield single after Trevor Rosenthal failed to cover first base. Flores was on the bench today for the sixth time in seven games since the second half started. The Mets prefer T.J. Rivera at third base at the moment. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:39 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
    5:10 pm vs ChC
     
  • 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
  • Neil Walker (hamstring) set for rehab assign.
    Neil Walker (hamstring) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday.

    Advice: Walker has been on the shelf with a strained left hamstring since mid-June. He tested out the leg by running on Monday. Assuming he does not suffer a setback during the planned minor league rehab assignment, he could potentially return to action some time before the end of July. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:18 pm
    10-Day DL
    6:10 pm @SD
     
  • 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
    5:10 pm vs ChC
     
  • Kendrick (hamstring) cleared for rehab games
    Howie Kendrick (hamstring) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Double-A Reading.

    Advice: And it sounds like he might only play a game or two in the minors before the Phillies activate him off the disabled list. Kendrick is one of the few attractive trade chips for the rebuilding Phils, and the deadline is under two weeks away. The versatile veteran was batting .349/.403/.476 with two homers and eight stolen bases in 33 games when he landed on the disabled list June 28 with a left hamstring strain. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:15 am
    New Player Note
    Howie Kendrick Phi - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    Day-to-Day
     
  • 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
    5:10 pm vs ChC
     
  • Chris Taylor goes 4-for-5 in win
    Chris Taylor went 4-for-5 with a double and a steal versus the White Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: He scored the only run of the game for either team. Taylor is playing well again of late after struggling to hit for average in June; he's batting .408 with a homer, two triples and four doubles in 49 at-bats during July. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:49 pm
    Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
     
  • Gyorko has sac fly RBI, stolen base vs. Mets
    Jedd Gyorko went 1-for-4 with a sacrifice fly RBI and a stolen base in a win over the Mets on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gyorko plated a run with a flyout in the first inning. He then singled and stole second base in the third inning. He quietly has six steals in six attempts this year after entering the year with just four steals in his career. The 28-year-old is having a great offensive season all around, batting .292/.354/.505 with 14 homers, 49 RBI and 36 runs scored overall. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:48 pm
    New Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    4:15 pm vs Ari
     
  • Carpenter turns in four-hit night versus Mets
    Matt Carpenter went 4-for-5 with an RBI double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

    Advice: Carpenter had a pair of doubles in the game, catalyzing the Cardinals' offense with four of the team's 12 hits. The infielder is in the midst of an eight-game hitting streak in which he's 14-for-31 with five doubles, three RBI and six runs scored. The hot stretch has Carpenter's overall line up to a more respectable .253/.386/.461 after a subpar first half. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:18 pm
    4:15 pm vs Ari
     
  • Kendrick (hamstring) nears rehab assignment
    Howie Kendrick (hamstring) could begin a rehab assignment by the end of this week.

    Advice: Kendrick has been cleared to resume all baseball activities after missing the last three weeks with a strained left hamstring. "I feel better," Kendrick said. "I’m not quite there yet, but I feel better." The Phillies would like to deal Kendrick prior to the trade deadline, so they figure to push him to make it back for a few games before the end of the month. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:33 am
    New Player Note
    Howie Kendrick Phi - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    Day-to-Day
     
  • DeJong slugs 10th homer Monday vs. Mets
    Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer Monday in the Cardinals' defeat of the Mets.

    Advice: The drive to center in the top of the sixth inning opened the floodgates on a six-run frame for the visiting Cardinals. DeJong now has 10 home runs in his first 40 major league games, to go along with a shiny .899 OPS. He should continue to get everyday playing time on the St. Louis infield, primarily at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:03 pm
    New Player Note
    Paul DeJong StL - 2B,3B,SS
    4:15 pm vs Ari
     
  • Neil Walker (hamstring) does some running
    Neil Walker (hamstring) did some running Monday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's done so since he landed on the disabled list back in mid-June with a strained left hamstring. Walker doesn't appear to be too far off from a rehab assignment as long as he can avoid a setback. Rotoworld.com Jul 17, 1:14 pm
    10-Day DL
    6:10 pm @SD
     
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