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  • Cheslor Cuthbert (wrist) placed on DL
    Royals placed INF Cheslor Cuthbert on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 26, with a sprained left wrist.

    Advice: It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined. Jorge Soler has replaced Cuthbert on the roster. 43 minutes ago
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Det
  • Kendrick (hamstring) likely headed for DL
    Jim Salisbury of writes that Howie Kendrick (hamstring) being placed on the disabled list is "looking likely."

    Advice: Kendrick had been slated to start a second straight game in the designated hitter spot Wednesday, but he told Phillies manager Pete Mackanin that he wasn't feeling up to it. He hasn't started a game in the field in a week due to a strained left hamstring. The Phillies will certainly be hoping that Kendrick's absence will be short, as they're likely to shop him before the trade deadline. 53 minutes ago
    New Player Note
    Howie Kendrick Phi - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    12:40 pm @Sea
  • Conor Gillaspie (back) placed on DL
    Giants placed 3B Conor Gillaspie on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 26, with back spasms.

    Advice: Gillaspie just returned last week from a six-week absence with back issues, but obviously he's still not healthy. It's unclear how long he'll be out this time around. Today, 10:53 am
    10-Day DL
    12:45 pm vs Col
  • Giants call up Jae-gyun Hwang from Triple-A
    Giants purchased the contract of 3B Jae-gyun Hwang from Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: Hwang was going to use the opt-out clause in his minor league contract if he wasn't promoted by July 1, but the Giants took care of that situation. The 29-year-old has batted .287/.331/.466 with six homers, 43 RBI, and five steals through 67 games with Sacramento this season. There wouldn't appear to be many at-bats for him with Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) due back Friday, Hwang will try to play his way into some starts. He's at third base and batting fifth Wednesday in his major league debut. Today, 10:51 am
  • Howie Kendrick (hamstring) sitting out Wed.
    Howie Kendrick (hamstring) is not in the Phillies' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Kendrick started Tuesday's game in the designated hitter spot after missing five contests with a strained left hamstring, but his hammy is clearly still bothering him. Whether the Phils are considering a disabled list stint is unclear at this point. Ty Kelly is starting at second base Wednesday. Today, 10:42 am
    New Player Note
    Howie Kendrick Phi - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    12:40 pm @Sea
  • Unclear when Kendrick (hamstring) plays field
    The Phillies aren't sure whether Howie Kendrick (hamstring) will be ready to play the field when they return to a National League park on Friday.

    Advice: Kendrick was in the designated hitter spot Tuesday in Seattle, which was his first start in six days due to a strained left hamstring. It's bad timing for the injury, as Kendrick has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball with a .356/.406/.471 line over 23 games since he returned from the disabled list. Today, 8:02 am
    New Player Note
    Howie Kendrick Phi - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    12:40 pm @Sea
  • Ryan Flaherty (shoulder) still shut down
    Ryan Flaherty (shoulder) remains shut down from throwing.

    Advice: Flaherty felt renewed discomfort in his right shoulder earlier this month when he tried to extend his throwing. He's out indefinitely. Today, 7:07 am
    10-Day DL
    4:07 pm @Tor
  • Report: Yankees promoting 3B Miguel Andujar
    Craig Mish of Fantasy Sports Radio reports that the Yankees are calling up third base prospect Miguel Andujar from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: It's unclear at this point what the corresponding move will be, but putting Matt Holliday (fatigue) on the disabled list is a possibility. Ranked by as the Yankees' No. 9 prospect, Andujar has batted .312/.346/.491 with eight homers and 54 RBI between Double- and Triple-A this season. The 22-year-old should see some starts in the designated hitter spot while Holliday is out and also gives the Yanks an alternative at third base to the struggling Chase Headley. He's worth a shot in deeper formats. Today, 6:57 am
  • Marwin Gonzalez (oblique) gets hit in return
    Marwin Gonzalez (oblique) singled in one of his four at-bats in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Gonzalez had been unavailable for a few days with an oblique issue. He's hitting .340/.411/.440 this month but has just one homer. Today, 5:20 am
    New Player Note
    Marwin González Hou - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    5:10 pm vs Oak
  • Danny Valencia posts two hits in return
    Danny Valencia (wrist) finished 2-for-4 with a double in Tuesday's game against the Phillies.

    Advice: Valencia missed the past two games due to a sore right wrist but he showed no ill effects of the injury, playing the entire game while handling duties at first base. It appears safe to plug him back into the active fantasy lineup if you normally depend upon him. Today, 12:26 am
    12:40 pm vs Phi
  • Maikel Franco swats 10th homer in road win
    Maikel Franco finished 2-for-4 with a double, solo home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win in Seattle.

    Advice: Franco has picked up the pace in the extra-base hits department, posting six doubles with three homers over his past 15 outings. After slumping hard to end May and kick off June, he has raised his average 17 points just since June 11. He is enjoying his best stretch of the season. Today, 12:10 am
  • Luis Valbuena takes collar in Tuesday's loss
    Luis Valbuena was hitless in four at-bats with a pair of strikeouts in Tuesday's road loss against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Valbuena missed the first month of the season due to a hamstring strain and he just hasn't been able to get on track in two months since. The veteran has been under the Mendoza line since May 17, going just 18 for his past 113 at-bats (.159). There are very few things for fantasy owners to like about Valbuena at the moment. Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Yunel Escobar posts another multi-hit game
    Yunel Escobar collected a pair of singles over four at-bats in Tuesday's road loss against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Escobar provided 40 percent of the hits for the Halos, as Kenta Maeda and two relievers pitched the shutout to get back on track after a rare loss in Monday's series opener. He has four consecutive multi-hit performances, and he has at least two hits in six of his past seven outings. Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Ryon Healy delivers grand slam in win
    Ryon Healy hit his first career grand slam Tuesday as the A's beat the Astros 4-3.

    Advice: The slam came off James Hoyt in the sixth. Healy is up to 18 homers, 15 of which have come in his last 49 games. As lacking as his plate discipline is, it's going to be difficult for him to keep his average up. Still, he's one of Oakland's building blocks. Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Matt Davidson strikes out four times
    Matt Davidson fanned all four times he was up Tuesday against the Yankees.

    Advice: Davidson had his average all of the way up to .270 a few days ago, but he is 0-for-16 with 10 strikeouts in his last four games. He's sporting a 93/12 K/BB ratio in 230 plate appearances this season. Still, he does have 17 homers. Yesterday, 8:49 pm
  • Eugenio Suarez goes deep in win on Tuesday
    Eugenio Suarez blasted one of four Reds' homers in Tuesday's victory over the Brewers.

    Advice: His solo shot off of Junior Guerra in the third inning tied the game at 5-5. He also drew a pair of walks in the contest, finishing the night 1-for-2. Despite his recent slump, Suarez is still hitting .265/.365/.471 with 12 long balls and 42 RBI on the season. Yesterday, 8:42 pm
  • Shaw belts three-run homer in loss Tuesday
    Travis Shaw belted a three-run homer as the Brewers fell to the Reds on Tuesday night in Cincinnati.

    Advice: Shaw's three-run shot off of Tim Adleman in the third inning gave the Brewers a 5-4 lead, but it would be short-lived. He finished the evening 1-for-3 plus a walk and is now hitting .289/.347/.553 with 16 long balls and 56 RBI in what has been an impressive season thus far. Yesterday, 8:42 pm
  • Anthony Rendon scores twice in win Tuesday
    Anthony Rendon went 1-for-3 with a walk and a pair of runs scored as the Nationals topped the Cubs on Tuesday.

    Advice: He also swiped one of seven total bases for the Nationals off of the battery of Jake Arrieta and Miguel Montero in this one. Rendon is enjoying a terrific season at the dish, slashing .291/.396/.530 with 14 homers, 47 RBI and four stolen bases. Yesterday, 7:57 pm
  • Kris Bryant plates lone run in loss to Nats
    Kris Bryant went 1-for-3 and plated the Cubs' lone run in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.

    Advice: His RBI triple gave the Cubs an early lead against Max Scherzer in the first inning, but that would wind up being the extent of their offense. Bryant is slashing .259/.393/.515 with 16 homers and 32 RBI on the year. Yesterday, 7:57 pm
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    4:05 pm @Was
  • Adrian Beltre homers to lead Rangers
    Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead homer off Cody Allen in the top of the ninth as the Rangers edged the Indians 2-1 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Beltre has homered in three straight games after totaling two homers in his first 21 games back from the disabled list. Those who held on to him for the duration of his injuries have been well rewarded thus far. Yesterday, 7:26 pm
  • Conor Gillaspie (back) headed to DL
    Conor Gillaspie (back) will be placed on the disabled list prior to Wednesday's game.

    Advice: Gillaspie just returned last week from a six-week absence with a back issue and he's apparently still not 100 percent. Jae-gyun Hwang will replace him on the roster. Yesterday, 3:56 pm
    10-Day DL
    12:45 pm vs Col
  • Giants will call up Jae-gyun Hwang Wednesday
    Jae-gyun Hwang will be called up by the Giants prior to Wednesday's game.

    Advice: Hwang was going to use the opt-out clause in his minor league contract if he wasn't promoted by July 1, but now he won't have to worry about that. The 29-year-old has batted .287/.331/.466 with six homers, 43 RBI, and five steals through 67 games with Triple-A Sacramento. He wouldn't appear to be in line for a ton of at-bats, but the Giants might as well give him a shot. Yesterday, 3:55 pm
  • Chapman (knee) won't return until next week
    Matt Chapman (knee) won't be activated from the disabled list until next week.

    Advice: Chapman has been released from the hospital and will be back with the A's doing baseball activities on Friday. He's been battling an infection in his left knee. Yesterday, 3:22 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Valencia (wrist) back in Mariners' lineup
    Danny Valencia (wrist) is back in the Mariners' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Valencia missed a couple games with a sore right wrist. He's at first base and hitting seventh. Yesterday, 3:12 pm
    12:40 pm vs Phi
  • Tyler Saladino (back) fields grounders
    Tyler Saladino (back) fielded groundballs in pre-game on Tuesday.

    Advice: Saladino says that his back -- which he noted previously had been an issue since last season -- is now pain-free. He'll need a rehab assignment before returning and it's unclear when that might happen. Yesterday, 2:17 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs NYY
  • Chase d'Arnaud goes on paternity leave
    Padres placed INF Chase d'Arnaud on the paternity leave list.

    Advice: He'll miss the next 1-3 games. Manny Margot was activated from the DL to take d'Arnaud's spot. Yesterday, 1:06 pm
    New Player Note
    Chase d'Arnaud SD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    Not Active
    7:10 pm vs Atl
  • Villar on the bench in return from DL
    Jonathan Villar is not in the starting lineup Tuesday versus the Reds.

    Advice: In other words, Villar is sitting in his return from the disabled list while the hot-hitting Eric Sogard will start at second base and hit leadoff. He struggled before hitting the DL with a back strain and now his playing time could be in jeopardy. Ryan Braun, who was also activated from the DL on Tuesday, is in the lineup. Yesterday, 12:47 pm
  • Jonathan Villar activated from disabled list
    Brewers activated INF Jonathan Villar from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Villar landed on the disabled list with a back strain earlier this month, but he made it through a brief rehab assignment with no issues while going 8-for-13. The Brewers will have to hope that he can keep it going in his return to the active roster. Villar has put up a disappointing .213/.283/.342 batting line so far this season. Eric Sogard could cut into his playing time if he continues to struggle. Yesterday, 12:22 pm
  • Rays option INF Robertson to Triple-A
    Rays optioned INF Daniel Robertson to Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for the newly-acquired Adeiny Hechavarria. Robertson was batting .224/.314/.365 with five homers and 16 RBI through 58 games as a rookie. Yesterday, 12:10 pm
    Not Active
    4:05 pm @Pit
  • Marlins outright Colon to Triple-A
    Marlins sent INF Christian Colon outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: Colon passed through waivers after being designated for assignment late last week. The 27-year-old will provide infield depth in the minors. Yesterday, 11:55 am
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs NYM
  • Hwang poised to use opt-out in deal
    Jae-gyun Hwang plans to use the opt-out in his contract with the Giants if he's not called up to the majors by July 1.

    Advice: It's unclear if the Giants intend to do so. Signed out of the KBO over the winter, the 29-year-old Hwang is batting .287/.331/.466 with six homers, 43 RBI, and five steals through 67 games with Triple-A Sacramento. He has mostly split time between first base and third base, though he has also made a pair of starts in left field. Given where the Giants stand right now, it's worth a shot to at least see what he can do. Yesterday, 8:29 am
  • Nolan Arenado fails to come up with hit
    Nolan Arenado went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Monday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: They do not come around too often for the All-Star third baseman, but this was a rough day at the office for Arenado. Moving on, now. The slugger is hitting a brilliant .292/.343/.552 with 15 homers and 59 RBI in 78 games this season. Monday, 10:34 pm
  • Yunel Escobar picks up two-run single in win
    Yunel Escobar went 2-for-4 with a two-run single and two strikeouts in Monday's win over the Dodgers.

    Advice: Escobar notched a two-run single against Rich Hill in the third inning. He had missed the last two games due to a strained left thumb, but had no issues in his return to the lineup on Monday. The veteran third baseman is 10-for-26 (.385) over his last six games and is slashing a fine-if-unspectacular .283/.333/.417 with five homers and 23 RBI in 59 games played this season. Monday, 10:17 pm
  • Adrian Beltre socks three-run homer in loss
    Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and a double in Monday's loss to the Indians.

    Advice: Following an RBI double by Nomar Mazara to put runners on second and third in the first inning, Beltre connected off Carlos Carrasco for a three-run homer. He has gone yard in back-to-back contests and has now picked up seven extra-base hits in his last eight games, including four homers. In 23 games since being activated from the disabled list, the veteran third baseman is hitting .294/.367/.529 with four homers and 21 RBI. Monday, 7:54 pm
  • Bryant starting in left field on Monday
    Kris Bryant will start in left field Monday against the Nationals.

    Advice: Bryant made the start in right field on Sunday, but he'll move to the other corner with Mike Zagunis getting a start. Jeimer Candelario has been called up from Triple-A and will handle third base duties. Monday, 12:50 pm
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    4:05 pm @Was
  • Nolan Arenado scores twice in loss to Dodgers
    Nolan Arenado went 1-for-4 with two runs scored and two strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Arenado has now picked up hits in nine of his last 10 games. For the season as a whole, the star third baseman is hitting a sterling .297/.348/.563 with 15 homers, 59 RBI and 49 runs scored in 77 games played. Sunday, 5:51 pm
  • Howie Kendrick hits game-tying RBI single
    Howie Kendrick went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit RBI single in Sunday's 11-inning loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Kendrick did not start the contest -- he is dealing with hamstring tightness -- but did come on to pinch hit in the seventh inning, when he hit an RBI single to tie the game at 1-1. The veteran second baseman has appeared in just 32 games this season due to various roadblocks on the health front. Sunday, 5:15 pm
    New Player Note
    Howie Kendrick Phi - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    12:40 pm @Sea
  • Travis Shaw buries Braves with 15th homer
    Travis Shaw socked his 15th homer Sunday in the Brewers’ win over the Braves.

    Advice: Shaw crushed a towering 429-foot blast off Julio Teheran to give Milwaukee a 1-0 lead in the first inning. The ball hung in the air for an incredible 5.3 seconds. That was all the offense Milwaukee needed as the Brewers cruised to a 7-0 win. The Red Sox’s decision to trade Shaw for setup man Tyler Thornburg, who is out for the year after undergoing thoracic outlet surgery, looks worse with each passing day. Sunday, 3:13 pm
  • Beltre bops third homer in Sunday's victory
    Adrian Beltre went deep for his third blast of the year Sunday in the Rangers’ win over the Yankees.

    Advice: Beltre cranked a two-run homer off Michael Pineda as part of a three-run first inning. It’s been business as usual for Beltre, who has hit .284 with 18 RBI in 22 games since coming off the disabled list. The 38-year-old is now 35 hits away from 3,000 for his career. Sunday, 3:05 pm
  • Danny Valencia (wrist) out again Sunday
    Danny Valencia (wrist) remained out of the Mariners' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's missed two straight starts with a sore right wrist. Taylor Motter is handling first base again. Sunday, 10:45 am
    12:40 pm vs Phi
  • Chapman (knee) to be released from hospital
    Matt Chapman (knee) is expected to be released from the hospital Sunday.

    Advice: Chapman is battling an infection in his left knee and the A's are expected to have a better idea later Sunday when he'll be ready for activation. He could return when first eligible on Thursday. Sunday, 9:54 am
    10-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Yunel Escobar (thumb) out again on Sunday
    Yunel Escobar (thumb) remained out of the Angels' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Escobar is feeling better, but he'll miss a second straight start with a strained left thumb. Kaleb Cowart is at third base. Sunday, 8:12 am
  • Eugenio Suarez getting a breather Sunday
    Eugenio Suarez is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It looks to be a routine day of rest. Patrick Kivlehan is at third base. Sunday, 7:48 am
  • Marwin Gonzalez scratched with oblique issue
    Marwin Gonzalez (oblique) was scratched from the Astros' lineup Saturday against the Mariners.

    Advice: He's dealing with right oblique tightness. Yulieski Gurriel will replace Gonzalez at first base and bat seventh against Mariners starter Sam Gaviglio. Consider Gonzalez day-to-day. Saturday, 6:55 pm
    New Player Note
    Marwin González Hou - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    5:10 pm vs Oak
  • Valencia scratched with right wrist soreness
    Updating an earlier report, Danny Valencia was scratched from Saturday's game against the Astros due to a sore right wrist.

    Advice: It's unclear when or how he got hurt. Taylor Motter is filling in at first base. Consider Valencia day-to-day. Saturday, 5:54 pm
    12:40 pm vs Phi
  • Danny Valencia scratched on Saturday
    Danny Valencia was scratched from the Mariners' lineup Saturday against the Astros.

    Advice: Taylor Motter is now starting at first base and batting eighth. So far there's been no word on why Valencia was scratched. We'll let you know as soon as we find out. Saturday, 5:08 pm
    12:40 pm vs Phi
  • Escobar scratched with strained thumb
    Yunel Escobar (thumb) was scratched from the Angels' lineup Saturday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: He's dealing with a strained left thumb. Cliff Pennington will man third base and bat ninth in Escobar's absence. Escobar is day-to-day. Saturday, 3:31 pm
  • Danny Valencia goes 4-for-5 in rout
    Danny Valencia went 4-for-5 with two RBI versus the Astros on Friday.

    Advice: Valencia's hot streak had fizzled of late, but he's reached base eight times the last two days, raising his OBP from .315 to .333. The Mariners should still be thinking about a first-base upgrade prior to the trade deadline. Valencia isn't bad, but he could be more useful as a part-timer. Friday, 10:50 pm
    12:40 pm vs Phi
  • Maikel Franco hits ninth homer
    Maikel Franco hit his ninth homer Friday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Franco is hitting .302 with two homers, four doubles and seven walks in his last 11 games. It's not quite Aaron Judge territory, but it's the best stretch he's had so far this year. Friday, 9:49 pm
  • Howie Kendrick doubles off bench
    Howie Kendrick was able to come off the bench Friday and doubled in his only at-bat against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Kendrick didn't start because of hamstring tightness. It sounds like he'll be in there Satursday. Friday, 9:47 pm
    New Player Note
    Howie Kendrick Phi - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    12:40 pm @Sea
  • Davidson has two more hits on Friday
    Matt Davidson continued his hot-hitting ways by going 2-for-4 on Friday against the Athletics.

    Advice: Both hits were singles. Davidson has hit at a ridiculous .378 clip (17-for-45) over his last 11 games, which has brought his batting average up from .239 to .270. Of course, with the way he strikes out, fantasy owners aren’t picking him up for his batting average. But the power appears legitimate. Friday, 8:53 pm
  • Anthony Rendon goes deep in Nats' victory
    Anthony Rendon launched his 14th homer as the Nationals outlasted the Reds in extra innings on Friday.

    Advice: Rendon tagged Reds' starter Luis Castillo for a solo homer in the second inning that pulled the Nationals to within three runs at 5-2. He also drew three walks in the ballgame, finishing the night 1-for-2 officially. Rendon has been a steady contributor in the middle of the lineup this year, hitting .291/.397/.540 with 14 homers and 46 RBI. Friday, 8:14 pm
  • Howie Kendrick scratched with tight hamstring
    Howie Kendrick was scratched from the Phillies' lineup on Friday due to hamstring tightness.

    Advice: The veteran utilityman is considered day-to-day. Andres Blanco is starting at second base for the Phillies against Patrick Corbin and the Diamondbacks. Friday, 5:57 pm
    New Player Note
    Howie Kendrick Phi - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    12:40 pm @Sea
  • Giants activate Conor Gillaspie from DL
    Giants activated INF Conor Gillaspie from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Gillaspie is starting at the hot corner and batting second for the Giants on Friday. Before landing on the DL with back spasms, he was hitting just .133/.216/.156 in his first 45 at-bats. Friday, 5:40 pm
    10-Day DL
    12:45 pm vs Col
  • Christian Colon designated for assignment
    Marlins designated INF Christian Colon for assignment.

    Advice: Colon has hit only .160/.236/.180 over 24 games this season for the Royals and Marlins and has now been removed from the 40-man roster twice. He should have a decent chance to clear waivers this time. Friday, 11:49 am
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs NYM
  • Escobar turns in another multi-hit game
    Yunel Escobar went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Yankees on Thursday.

    Advice: The multi-hit game was the third in his last four contests, with two doubles and a triple in that time. He's also scored five runs in his last five games. In total, Escobar is hitting .276/.328/.409 as the team's primary third baseman. Thursday, 9:55 pm
  • Bryant breaks out for homer, three RBI
    Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored in a win over the Marlins on Thursday.

    Advice: Bryant had just two hits in his previous 19 at-bats, with no runs batted in in that time, before breaking out Thursday. He hit a three-run homer off Marlins starter Jeff Locke in the fourth inning, his 16th of the year, and scored three of the Cubs' 11 runs in the contest. The 25-year-old is hitting a relatively mediocre .264/.393/.524 with 31 RBI, 48 runs scored and six steals, but there's plenty of time for him to go on a tear and make us forget about his early-season swoon. Thursday, 7:56 pm
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    4:05 pm @Was
  • Marwin Gonzalez slugs 13th homer Thursday
    Marwin Gonzalez drilled his 13th homer in Thursday’s 12-9 win over the A’s.

    Advice: Gonzalez capped an eight-run second inning by slugging a three-run shot off right-hander Jesse Hahn. He also contributed a ninth-inning single. The 28-year-old utility man has been a big-time contributor for the Astros, slashing .312/.400/.590 over 173 at-bats this year. Thursday, 4:14 pm
    New Player Note
    Marwin González Hou - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    5:10 pm vs Oak
  • Travis Shaw homers, doubles twice in win
    Travis Shaw homered, doubled twice and knocked in three runs Thursday as the Brewers beat the Pirates 4-2.

    Advice: Shaw ruined Ivan Nova's day, collecting all three of his extra-base hits off the Pirates starter. Shaw had great results for the Red Sox the first two months of last year, only to fall off in June and never really pick it back up. This time around, he's avoided the June swoon; he's homered five times in 17 games this month. Thursday, 2:44 pm
  • Andujar continues to rake
    Yankees prospect Miguel Andujar went 2-for-3 on Wednesday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Andujar also drew a walk. Since being promoted to Triple-A, he's hitting .500, which probably isn't sustainable. Jokes aside, Andujar has been excellent in 2017, showing an above-average hit tool and solid pop from the right side as well. With Chase Headley struggling and Gleyber Torres no longer an option, this could be the player that finishes the year at third base for the Yankees if he keeps putting up these kinds of numbers. Thursday, 11:13 am
  • Chapman (knee) expected back June 29
    A's general manager David Forst said he expects Matt Chapman (knee) to return from the disabled list when first eligible.

    Advice: That would be June 29 -- next Thursday. Chapman was sent to the hospital Thursday morning to get an antibiotic IV for cellulitis in his left knee. The 24-year-old third baseman had three hits and three RBI over his first four major league games. Thursday, 10:42 am
    10-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • A's place Matt Chapman (knee) on 10-day DL
    Athletics placed 3B Matt Chapman on the 10-day disabled list with an infection in his left knee.

    Advice: Chapman suffered a gash on his knee a couple weeks ago at Triple-A Nashville and the wound became infected shortly after his callup to Oakland. He's been prescribed antibiotics, but it's not clear when he might be able to return to the A's active roster. The 24-year-old third baseman was 3-for-14 with three RBI over his first four major league games. Thursday, 8:35 am
    10-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Arenado plates two in loss to Diamondbacks
    Nolan Arenado drove in two of the Rockies’ five runs in Wednesday’s loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Arenado’s only hit of the night came in the fifth inning when he ripped a two-out double to center field off Taijuan Walker. That scored Charlie Blackmon and DJ LeMahieu. Wednesday extended Arenado’s hitting streak to six games. 25 of his 59 RBI this season have come since June 1. Wednesday, 9:18 pm
  • Kendrick goes 3-for-5 with a run and a steal
    Howie Kendrick went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

    Advice: He also walked in the ballgame. The 33-year-old veteran infielder-outfielder is now batting .350/.409/.475 with two homers and 12 RBI in 132 plate appearances. He missed six weeks with an oblique injury but it hasn't affected his performance since returning to action. He will be an interesting piece on the trade market this summer. The fact he can play all over the field adds to his value. Wednesday, 8:34 pm
    New Player Note
    Howie Kendrick Phi - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    12:40 pm @Sea
  • Matt Chapman (knee) not in lineup vs. Astros
    Matt Chapman (knee) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros.

    Advice: Chapman has not played since Sunday due to an infection in his left knee. He was prescribed antibiotics for that infection and has been feeling better in his range of motion, but will rest up once more on Wednesday. Ryon Healy will again man third base in his place, with Khris Davis serving as designated hitter. Wednesday, 3:42 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Eugenio Suarez goes hitless in loss
    Eugenio Suarez went 0-for-3 with a walk in the loss to the Rays on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's nice that Suarez is walking, because he's not doing a lot of hitting at the moment. He's come in at .245 with six homers in 47 games since the beginning of May after hitting .329 with five homers in 23 games in April. He has, however, walked 14 times in his last 20 starts, which is why his OBP is still really strong at .370. Wednesday, 12:53 pm
  • Anthony Rendon (neck) back in Nats lineup
    Anthony Rendon (neck) is back in the Nationals' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Marlins.

    Advice: Rendon sat out Tuesday after suffering a neck stinger on a dive at third base Monday. He'll bat cleanup Wednesday afternoon against Marlins right-hander Dan Straily. Wednesday, 6:58 am
  • Nolan Arenado shows off his wheels
    Nolan Arenado went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI in Tuesday's win against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Arenado's scorching June continues, as he is now hitting .368 (28-for-76) with nine doubles, three triples, three homers and 23 RBI in 18 games. He has managed triples in back-to-back games while piling up eight extra-base hits over his past five outings. Tuesday, 10:40 pm
  • Howie Kendrick reaches four times
    Howie Kendrick had three of the Phillies' seven hits and one of their two walks Tuesday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: The Phillies should turn a profit on Kendrick next month after picking him up from the Dodgers for basically nothing over the winter. He's hit .342 in 76 at-bats since coming off the disabled list and .339 in 115 at-bats overall. Tuesday, 7:50 pm
    New Player Note
    Howie Kendrick Phi - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    12:40 pm @Sea
  • Matt Chapman (knee) out Tuesday vs. HOU
    Matt Chapman (knee) is out of the Athletics' starting lineup on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Chapman has been prescribed antibiotics for an infected cut on his left knee and reported feeling improved range of motion before Tuesday's game. It sounds like the 24-year-old third baseman will avoid the disabled list. Ryon Healy is at the hot corner Tuesday versus the Astros, with Khris Davis taking a turn at DH. Tuesday, 3:48 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Anthony Rendon (neck) sitting out Tuesday
    Anthony Rendon (neck) is not in the Nationals' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Rendon suffered a neck stinger while making a dive at third base Monday. He's day-to-day. Stephen Drew is at the hot corner. Tuesday, 12:34 pm
  • Anthony Rendon day-to-day with neck injury
    Anthony Rendon was lifted from Monday's game against the Marlins with a stinger in his neck area.

    Advice: Rendon tweaked his neck was making a dive at third base. The Nationals don't seem to be too worried about the malady, but it's possible Rendon could miss a game or two. He homered and walked in two plate appearances Monday before departing. Monday, 8:03 pm
  • Travis Shaw goes deep in loss to Pirates
    Travis Shaw clubbed a solo home run in a losing effort against the Pirates on Monday.

    Advice: His solo shot in the second inning accounted for the Brewers' only offense against Gerrit Cole. Shaw finished the night 1-for-3 and is hitting .296/.349/.538 with 13 homers and 48 RBI on the season. Monday, 8:02 pm
  • Matt Chapman dealing with infection in knee
    Matt Chapman has been given antibiotics to treat an infection in his left knee.

    Advice: Chapman slid into a wall a couple weeks ago while at Triple-A Nashville and has made a few sliding plays since arriving with the A's, and an infection evidently developed at some point over that time. The club doesn't expect to know for at least 24 hours what a potential timetable for his return will be. Chapman is also just 3-for-14 with seven strikeouts so far, so it's been an inauspicious beginning to his major league career. Monday, 4:40 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Jonathan Villar (back) nears rehab assignment
    Jonathan Villar (back) will begin a rehab assignment later this week.

    Advice: The details of the assignment haven't been ironed out yet, but Villar's lower back strain is doing much better. He took some swings in early batting practice and did some running prior to Monday's game. Eric Sogard has played well while filling in at second base and figures to still get some starts there once Villar returns. Monday, 2:25 pm
  • Ryan Flaherty (shoulder) suffers setback
    Ryan Flaherty (shoulder) felt renewed discomfort when he attempted to throw beyond 60 feet.

    Advice: He won't be shut down but will go back to throwing from 60 feet for the time being. Flaherty is dealing with right shoulder tendinitis, which has nagged at him since spring training. Monday, 1:40 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:07 pm @Tor
  • Jonathan Villar (back) takes swings, runs
    Jonathan Villar (back) took some swings in early batting practice and did some running prior to Monday's game.

    Advice: Villar was placed on the disabled list a little over a week ago with a lower back strain, but clearly he's feeling better and he indicated Monday that he could begin a rehab assignment soon. A return before the end of the month would seem to be a good possibility. Monday, 1:19 pm
  • Valencia cracks two-run homer off Yu Darvish
    Danny Valencia went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

    Advice: Valencia took Yu Darvish deep for a two-run homer with two outs in the first inning to put an exclamation point on what ended as a four-run frame for the M's. The dinger was his seventh of the season and bumped his RBI total to 37. In addition, the veteran first baseman is working to a .264/.322/.416 triple-slash in 64 games. Jun 18, 4:14 pm
    12:40 pm vs Phi
  • Arenado caps cycle with walk-off home run
    Nolan Arenado hit for the cycle and ended Sunday's 7-5 win over the Giants with a three-run walk-off home run.

    Advice: Arenado went 4-for-5 and finished with four RBI. He completed the cycle in the most fitting way possible, polishing off his monster afternoon by launching a three-run homer off Mark Melancon with one out in the ninth to pull the Rockies back from the brink of defeat after they surrendered three runs to the Giants in the top of the frame. This performance might as well have been a microcosm for Arenado's season as a whole. In 71 games thus far, the All-Star third baseman is slashing .299/.352/.573 with 15 homers and 55 RBI. Jun 18, 3:53 pm
  • Maikel Franco homers in loss to Diamondbacks
    Maikel Franco launched his eighth home run of the season in a losing effort against the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

    Advice: Franco crushed a solo shot off of Robbie Ray in the second inning, pulling the Phillies to within a run at 3-2. He finished the day 1-for-3 plus a pair of walks and is now hitting .223/.285/.368 with eight homers and 34 RBI. Jun 18, 3:34 pm
  • Marwin Gonzalez not in Astros lineup Sunday
    Marwin Gonzalez is not in the Astros' starting lineup for Sunday night's showdown against the Red Sox.

    Advice: This looks to me nothing more than a routine day of rest for Gonzalez. Yuli Gurriel is starting at first base while Carlos Beltran occupies the designated hitter spot for the Astros against David Price and the Red Sox. Jun 18, 1:13 pm
    New Player Note
    Marwin González Hou - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    5:10 pm vs Oak
  • Struggling Kris Bryant gets another day off
    Kris Bryant is not in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's the second day off this weekend for the struggling slugger. Bryant is hitting just .194/.386/.403 over his last 21 games and his strikeouts have been piling up lately. Tommy La Stella is at third base. Jun 18, 7:59 am
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    4:05 pm @Was
  • Luis Valbuena drives in three runs Saturday
    Luis Valbuena finished 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's victory against Kansas City.

    Advice: Valbuena has posted seven RBI over his past eight outings, as perhaps he is turning a corner after struggling since mid-May. He still finds himself well below the Mendoza line and needs a few more performances like this before most fantasy owners can trust him again. Jun 17, 10:15 pm
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