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  • Adam Eaton tears ACL, out for rest of season
    Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that OF Adam Eaton has been diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season.

    Advice: He was injured while beating out an infield single against the Mets on Friday night. He had to be helped off the field at the time but the severity of the injury was unknown until now. This is a major blow to the Nationals' chances of winning the National Leage East division. They acquired him from the White Sox over the winter by trading two elite pitching prospects, Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez. Recovery from a torn ACL can take a year, meaning he could be questionable for the start of next season. Michael Taylor will likely replace Eaton in the starting lineup moving forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:53 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 5-3 vs NYM
     
  • Gardner bashes two homers as Yanks win big
    Brett Gardner hit two home runs and plated four RBI as the Yankees thrashed the Orioles 12-4 on Saturday.

    Advice: He got things started in a hurry, leading off the Yankees' half of the first inning with a solo blast off Ubaldo Jimenez. He got another chance in the second inning and took Jimenez deep again, this time with two runners aboard. Prior to today Gardner had not homered nor driven in a run this season. Maybe this game will jumpstart his engine. He is batting just .206/.325/.338 with two homers, 12 runs scored, four RBI and five stolen bases in 80 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:19 pm
  • Judge goes 2-for-2, cranks 10th home run
    Aaron Judge went 2-for-2 with two walks, drilled a two-run homer and scored four times in Saturday's thrashing of the Orioles.

    Advice: The home run landed well beyond the bullpens in right center field and was his 10th longball of the season. Only Eric Thames and Ryan Zimmerman have more. Judge has been tearing the cover off the ball all April, now batting .301/.393/.767 with 22 runs scored and 20 RBI. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:11 pm
    W, 12-4 vs Bal
     
  • Melky Cabrera socks go-ahead homer in 10th
    Melky Cabrera socked a go-ahead solo homer in the 10th inning on Saturday, propelling the White Sox to an extra-inning win over the Tigers.

    Advice: Cabrera greeted Tigers' reliever Justin Wilson with the solo shot leading off the 10th inning. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the afternoon. The veteran outfielder is now hitting .247/.309/.342 with one long ball and seven RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:50 pm
  • Michael Conforto powers Mets past Nationals
    Michael Conforto blasted a pair of home runs on Saturday, powering the Mets to a 5-3 victory over the Nationals in Washington.

    Advice: Conforto tagged Nats' starter Stephen Strasburg for a two-run homer in the fifth inning that increased their lead to 3-1. He wasn't finished though, clubbing a solo shot off of Enny Romero in the eighth to add insurance. Conforto also singled and stole a base in the game, finishing the afternoon 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and three RBI. He has been the best and most consistent hitter in the lineup through the first month of the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:35 pm
  • Dickerson goes 2-for-4 in loss to Jays Sat.
    Corey Dickerson rapped two singles in four at-bats during Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: He has quietly been swinging one of the hottest bats in the league throughout the season's first month. He owns a .337 batting average with six home runs, 13 runs scored and 10 RBI. His 1.025 OPS ranks him in the top 10 in the majors. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:30 pm
  • Keon Broxton not in Brewers lineup Saturday
    Keon Broxton is not in the Brewers' starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: While Broxton's bat has picked up a bit in recent days, the Brewers need to find a way to keep Hernan Perez's bat in the lineup, and on Saturday it's at the expense of Broxton. Look for him to return for Sunday's series finale. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:58 pm
  • Ian Desmond looks good in extended spring
    Ian Desmond (hand) performed well in an extended spring training game on Saturday, collecting four doubles in his seven at-bats.

    Advice: Desmond played seven innings in the field, five at first base and two in left field. Barring any setbacks, there's a chance that he could be ready to rejoin the Rockies before the end of next week. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:44 pm
    10-Day DL
    Top 4, 1-4 @Ari
     
  • Souza leaves game after getting hit by pitch
    Steven Souza was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Blue Jays after being hit on the top of the left hand by a pitch from Joe Biagini.

    Advice: Souza broke his hand in a similar fashion in 2016 which caused him to miss considerable time. He'll head for X-rays to determine if there are any breaks this time around. Look for an update from the Rays on his status later this afternoon. Souza has been on fire at the plate thus far, slashing .330/.411/.543 with four homers and 17 RBI. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:41 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 4-1 @Tor
     
  • Nelson Cruz to return to lineup on Saturday
    Nelson Cruz is expected to return to the Mariners' lineup on Saturday after sitting out due to a hamstring cramp on Friday.

    Advice: The lineup hasn't been released yet, but Cruz told reporters that he's good to go. The 36-year-old is hitting .305/.400/.561 with five homers and 19 RBI through his first 23 games of the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:42 am
  • Cespedes' hamstring injury is non-serious
    The Mets are calling Yoenis Cespedes' hamstring injury "non-serious".

    Advice: Rather than provide the actual grade of the strain like most clubs do, the Mets prefer to keep it vague. He's eligible to return from the disabled list on May 9. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:51 am
    10-Day DL
    W, 5-3 @Was
     
  • JaCoby Jones to begin rehab on Saturday
    JaCoby Jones (lip) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Saturday.

    Advice: He's expected to need three or four games there before he's ready to rejoin the Tigers. The rookie outfielder is hitting just .150/.244/.300 with a homer, four RBI and a 19/4 K/BB ratio in 40 at-bats this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:52 am
    10-Day DL
    L, 6-4 vs CWS
     
  • Mariners recall Boog Powell from Triple-A
    Mariners recalled OF Boog Powell from Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: With Mitch Haniger on the disabled list and Nelson Cruz nursing a minor injury, Powell will provide depth in the outfield for a couple of days. The 24-year-old was hitting .261/.424/.326 with no homers, four RBI and five stolen bases in 14 games at Triple-A Tacoma. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:47 am
  • Michael Taylor starting in center on Saturday
    Michael Taylor is starting in center field and batting second for the Nationals on Saturday.

    Advice: Adam Eaton hit the disabled list on Saturday with a knee strain and it'll be Taylor who gets the first chance to fill that void in the lineup. While he has never hit for a high average, he owns an interesting blend of power and speed and is worth a look in most deeper mixed leagues if he's going to see the bulk of the playing time. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:41 am
  • Nationals place Eaton on DL with knee strain
    Nationals placed OF Adam Eaton on the 10-day disabled list with a left knee strain.

    Advice: The Nationals have yet to reveal the severity of the injury or the results of Saturday's MRI exam, but it looks like Eaton could be sidelined for awhile. Rafael Bautista has been summoned from Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding move. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:17 am
    10-Day DL
    L, 5-3 vs NYM
     
  • Mikie Mahtook batting second on Saturday
    Mikie Mahtook is starting in right field and batting second for the Tigers against Derek Holland and the White Sox on Saturday.

    Advice: Mahtook continues to hit in a premium lineup spot every time the club faces a left-handed starter, and Saturday is no exception. He's off to a very slow start offensively, hitting .179/.281/.321 with one homer, three RBI and a 9/3 K/BB ratio in 32 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:08 am
  • A.J. Pollock steals two bases
    A.J. Pollock went 1-for-3 with a walk and two steals against the Rockies on Friday.

    Advice: The Diamondnacks are running like mad, and Pollock already has nine steals in 11 attempts. At this rate, he's not going to have to be a great hitter to finish the year as a top-10 outfielders. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:42 pm
  • Brandon Drury returns to lineup
    Brandon Drury started Friday and went 1-for-4 against the Rockies.

    Advice: Drury didn't play Thursday after leaving Wednesday's game with a jammed right knee. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:41 pm
    Top 4, 4-1 vs Col
     
  • Springer (hamstring) has RBI single in return
    George Springer (hamstring) made his return to the starting lineup Friday against the Athletics and went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, a walk, and two runs scored.

    Advice: Springer was forced to enter Tuesday’s game after the collision between Teoscar Hernandez and Jose Altuve, but this was his first time in the starting lineup since he exited last Saturday’s game with left hamstring tightness. The Astros gave him some lengthy rest, so hopefully this issue won’t linger. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:25 pm
  • Davis slugs two homers in loss to Astros
    Khris Davis accounted for all of the Athletics’ offense on Friday with a pair of home runs.

    Advice: Davis slugged a long three-run blast off Charlie Morton in the first inning before getting to him again with a solo shot in the third. It was the 13th multi-homer game of his career and his second this season. The first was on Opening Day. Davis is up to nine home runs on the year to go along with a .276/.374/.658 batting line. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Miguel Sano homers, knocks in four
    Miguel Sano homered, doubled and knocked in four runs Friday as the Twins beat the Royals 6-4.

    Advice: That's six homers and six doubles for Sano, who has about 250 points of OPS over any of the other Twins' regulars. He leads the team in homers by four, in RBI by nine and in runs scored by four. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Thames (hamstring) singles in return
    Eric Thames (hamstring) went 1-for-4 with a single and a walk in his return to the lineup Friday against the Braves.

    Advice: Thames was forced to make an early exit Wednesday due to left hamstring tightness, but fortunately for fantasy owners, he felt fine after the off-day on Thursday. The 30-year-old has been a revelation in his return to MLB, batting .364/.484/.870 with 11 homers and 19 RBI through 22 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:57 pm
    Top 7, 2-6 vs Atl
     
  • Trout homers in win over Rangers
    Mike Trout went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer, a walk, and two runs scored Friday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Trout gave the Angels the lead in the top of the sixth, though the Rangers quickly tied things up in the bottom of the frame. Albert Pujols later put the Angels ahead for good with a three-run shot in the eighth. Trout is now up to seven home runs this month, which is his new career-high for April. That’s a scary thought. The 25-year-old is riding a 12-game hitting streak and owns a .355/.425/.710 batting line so far this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • DeShields has two hits, two runs Friday
    Delino DeShields went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Friday’s loss to the Angels.

    Advice: DeShields was used sparingly over the first couple of weeks of the season despite a strong showing during spring training, but he has reached base in seven out of his 10 plate appearances with five runs scored in two starts this week. The Rangers have to be thinking about giving him more at-bats in left field, which would be a good thing for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Mazara hitless in four at-bats Friday
    Nomar Mazara was hitless in four at-bats Friday against the Angels.

    Advice: The slumping Mazara got the day off Wednesday and was dropped from third to sixth in the order for Friday’s game. He has just two hits in his last 35 at-bats, with his batting average tumbling all the way down to .236 for the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Holliday slugs walk-off HR in wild win
    Matt Holliday slugged a walk-off three-run homer in Friday’s 14-11 victory over the Yankees.

    Advice: The Yankees actually trailed 9-1 at one point in this one, but they chipped away before Starlin Castro tied things in the bottom of the ninth with a two-run homer off Brad Brach. Jayson Aquino walked back-to-back batters to begin the bottom of the 10th before Holliday cashed in with a game-winning blast to center field. It was his third career walk-off homer. The 37-year-old has been an on-base machine for his new team, batting .263/.411/.474 with three homers and 13 RBI through 19 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:37 pm
    W, 12-4 vs Bal
     
  • Judge slugs two homers, up to nine overall
    Aaron Judge went 2-for-3 with two homers, three RBI, and a walk in Friday's extra-inning win over the Orioles.

    Advice: Judge slugged a solo homer in the fifth inning before hitting an absolute laser of a two-run shot to center field in the sixth. It was the hardest-hit home run of the Statcast era, checking in at 119.4 mph. Judge struggled miserably during his first stint in the majors last year, but he has quickly turned the page by amassing nine homers and 18 RBI through 20 games this season to go along with a 1.081 OPS. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:34 pm
    W, 12-4 vs Bal
     
  • Adam Eaton leaves game with leg injury
    Adam Eaton was forced to leave Friday's game against the Mets in the night inning due to an apparent leg injury.

    Advice: Eaton hustled to beat out an infield single in the ninth inning but immediately collapsed after reaching the first base bag and had to be carried off of the field. He appeared to roll his left ankle on the base as he ran through. He'll undergo an MRI on Saturday to determine the full extent of the injury. Michael Taylor could see increased action in the outfield if Eaton is forced to miss any significant time with this injury. Look for an update on his status from the Nationals on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:24 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 5-3 vs NYM
     
  • Corey Dickerson clubs sixth homer as Rays win
    Corey Dickerson clubbed his sixth home run of the season on Friday as the Rays came from behind to beat the Blue Jays in Toronto.

    Advice: The Rays entered the eighth inning trailing 3-1 before Dickerson took Marcus Stroman deep to halve the deficit. He also doubled in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. While he isn't a conventional leadoff man, he has filled the role admirably against right-handed pitching and is now hitting .329/.368/.659 with six homers and 10 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:27 pm
  • Eric Thames (hamstring) in Brewers' lineup
    Eric Thames (hamstring) is back in the Brewers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Thames departed Wednesday's game with some left hamstring tightness, but it was a precautionary exit and he's ready to go. He's at first base and batting second against Bartolo Colon and the Braves. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:20 pm
    Top 7, 2-6 vs Atl
     
  • JaCoby Jones (lip) nears rehab games
    JaCoby Jones (lip) is expected to begin a rehab assignment in the next couple days.

    Advice: Jones had the stitches removed from his lacerated lip and has also gone through outfield drills. He's eligible to return Tuesday and should be ready shortly after that. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:08 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 6-4 vs CWS
     
  • Springer, Altuve return to Astros lineup Fri.
    George Springer (hamstring) is back in the Astros' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Jose Altuve (head, shoulder) is back in there, as well, as the Astros are at full strength versus Jharel Cotton and the A's. Evan Gattis is catching over Brian McCann in this one. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:40 pm
  • Desmond (hand) homers in extended spring
    Ian Desmond (hand) homered in his first plate appearance in extended spring training on Friday.

    Advice: Desmond got seven at-bats and played seven innings overall, splitting time between left field (five innings) and first base (two innings). With Mark Reynolds hitting so well, Desmond is expected to see playing time in left field in addition to first base after he's activated. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:15 pm
    10-Day DL
    Top 4, 1-4 @Ari
     
  • Nelson Cruz scratched with hamstring cramp
    Nelson Cruz was scratched from Friday's lineup with a cramp in his hamstring.

    Advice: He should be back in there in a day or two as long as it's indeed merely a cramp. Taylor Motter has taken Cruz's spot in the lineup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:44 pm
  • Mets place OF Cespedes (hamstring) on DL
    Mets placed OF Yoenis Cespedes on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

    Advice: It's no surprise, of course, as Cespedes had to exit the field with assistance after aggravating his left hamstring injury. Cespedes was slated to undergo an MRI on Friday, but the Mets have yet to reveal how long they think the slugger might be sidelined. Michael Conforto will play every day with Cespedes on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:37 am
    10-Day DL
    W, 5-3 @Was
     
  • Holliday collects two hits, two RBI vs. BoSox
    Matt Holliday went 2-for-3 with two RBI in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: The multi-hit game was Holliday's first since April 10, a stretch during which he was 2-for-27. One thing he has been doing is getting on base, combating a .231 batting average with a .388 on-base percentage. Holliday has traditionally warmed up with the weather, so the power numbers should increase as the months roll on. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:35 pm
    W, 12-4 vs Bal
     
  • Adam Eaton homers, reaches four times
    Adam Eaton went 2-for-4 with a homer, two walks and three runs scored Thursday against the Rockies.

    Advice: This would seem to settle it: there's no way manager Dusty Baker can take Eaton out of the leadoff spot right now, no matter his previous plans. Eaton first, with Trea Turner batting second, is the Nationals' best option, even if it cuts down on Turner's steal attempts. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:46 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 5-3 vs NYM
     
  • Brandon Drury sitting out with jammed knee
    Brandon Drury (knee) is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Thursday against the Padres.

    Advice: Drury is sitting after jamming his knee in a collision with Padres starter Trevor Cahill on Wednesday night. Chris Owings will handle second base in his absence with Nick Ahmed manning shortstop. Drury said he feels "good" and expects to be back in the lineup this weekend. Daily Slant: While Drury won't be able to get in on the fun, the D'Backs still setup as the top offense on the night slate. They'll face off with Jered Weaver - who has predictably struggled to start the year, allowing 7 HRs in 23 IP - in hitter friendly Chase Field, setting them up for a big night at the dish. As has been the case over the past few years, Weaver still can't miss bats, and given his inability to keep the ball on the ground, this match-up sets up very poorly. The entire Arizona lineup is in play. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:02 pm
    Top 4, 4-1 vs Col
     
  • Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) headed for MRI
    Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) will go for an MRI on Friday.

    Advice: This MRI will be "more detailed" than the one Cespedes underwent last week. Cespedes strained his left hamstring running the bases on Thursday and manager Terry Collins said he could be out "a while." The Mets have dropped six straight and now sit in last place in the NL East. Losing their best hitter for an extended stretch probably won't help matters. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:35 pm
    10-Day DL
    W, 5-3 @Was
     
  • George Springer (hamstring) still out Thurs.
    George Springer (hamstring) remains out of the Astros' starting lineup on Thursday.

    Advice: Springer hasn't started a game since Saturday, though he did sub in Tuesday after Teoscar Hernandez suffered a left knee injury in a shallow-outfield collision with Jose Altuve. Josh Reddick is in center field and batting leadoff Thursday versus the Indians. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:06 pm
  • Cespedes diagnosed with a pulled hamstring
    Yoenis Cespedes has been diagnosed with a pulled left hamstring.

    Advice: That's more commonly known as a hamstring strain, and it's going to send Cespedes to the disabled list for at least a couple of weeks. He had been dealing with left hamstring discomfort for the last several days and tweaked the muscle Thursday while legging out a double off Braves starter R.A. Dickey in the bottom of the fourth inning. Juan Lagares replaced Cespedes in the Mets' outfield on Thursday. Michael Conforto should now have an everyday role in New York. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:36 am
    10-Day DL
    W, 5-3 @Was
     
  • Ian Desmond (hand) set for EST games
    Ian Desmond (hand) is due to begin playing in extended spring training games Friday in Arizona.

    Advice: He'll play multiple positions in those games and on his subsequent minor league rehab assignment. Desmond needed surgery to repair a fracture of the second metacarpal bone in his left hand back in early March, after signing a five-year, $70 million free agent contract with the Rockies in December. He should be activated sometime in early-to-mid May. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:33 am
    10-Day DL
    Top 4, 1-4 @Ari
     
  • Cespedes leaves game with hamstring injury
    Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday's game against the Braves with an apparent hamstring injury.

    Advice: Cespedes pulled up lame while legging out a double off Braves starter R.A. Dickey in the bottom of the fourth inning and had to be helped down the dugout steps. He's been dealing with hamstring discomfort for the past week and is now probably looking at a lengthy stay on the disabled list. More bad news for the Mets. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:25 am
    10-Day DL
    W, 5-3 @Was
     
  • DeShields steals two bases versus Twins Wed.
    Delino DeShields went 2-for-3 with three walks, three runs, one RBI and two stolen bases against the Twins on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's been a dismal month of April for DeShields but he made his fantasy owners happy today -- if they were brave enough (or desperate enough) to put him in their lineups. He is now batting just .238/.360/.238 with no homers, two RBI and four steals on the year. The three runs he scored today were his first of the season in 11 games played. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:19 pm
  • Sano goes 3-for-4 in loss to Rangers
    Miguel Sano went 3-for-4 -- all singles -- in a loss to the Rangers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Sano now owns a nice .286 batting average after hitting .236 last year. He has also doubled his walk rate, leading to a stellar .432 on-base percentage. He has five home runs, 14 runs scored and 16 RBI through 88 plate appearances. Still 23 years old (his birthday is in two weeks), the former elite prospect has made some adjustments and seems to be maturing as an all-around hitter. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:58 pm
  • Brandon Drury day-to-day with jammed knee
    Brandon Drury left Wednesday's game against the Padres with a jammed right knee.

    Advice: He suffered the injury in a collision with Padres starter Trevor Cahill at first base. Drury singled and walked twice before exiting. After he left, Chris Owings moved from shortstop to second base with Nick Ahmed taking over at shortstop. Drury is day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:09 pm
    Top 4, 4-1 vs Col
     
  • Aaron Judge hits seventh homer in win
    Aaron Judge hit his seventh homer and walked Wednesday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Judge hit a two-run homer off Rick Porcello and made a great catch in right field tonight. He's up to a 1.024 OPS at the moment, which is pretty awesome for someone hitting .281. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:00 pm
    W, 12-4 vs Bal
     
  • Thames leaves game with hamstring tightness
    Eric Thames left Wednesday's game against the Reds with left hamstring tightness.

    Advice: Jesus Aguilar replaced Thames at first base to begin the eighth inning. Brewers manager Craig Counsell said the injury is "not a big deal," so it looks like Thames will avoid the disabled list. The hottest hitter in baseball went 1-for-3 with a single and two walks on Wednesday. With Milwaukee off on Thursday, Thames expects to be in the lineup Friday against Atlanta. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:57 pm
    Top 7, 2-6 vs Atl
     
  • Slumping Nomar Mazara to get the night off
    Nomar Mazara is not in the Rangers' lineup Wednesday against the Twins.

    Advice: Mazara has seen his average fall from .352 to .247 during a recent 2-for-31 dry spell. Shin-Soo Choo will handle right field and bat eighth against Twins lefty Hector Santiago on Wednesday. Mazara started the first 21 games of the season, so he was probably due for a night off anyway. Daily Slant: Hector Santiago has gotten off to a nice start, but he's been fortunate against RH bats to start the year and he very well may start to regress in Arlington this evening. Santiago has held RH bats to a .254 wOBA, but that's coming on the back of a .235 BABIP, an unsustainable number given his contact rates (20.0 Hd-Sft%). He's sitting at just a 5.7 HR/FB rate against RH bats this year compared to an 11.1% rate last season. The entire Texas lineup - outside of Shin-Soo Choo - is playable in this spot. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:09 pm
  • George Springer (hamstring) out again Wed.
    George Springer (hamstring) is out again Wednesday versus the Indians.

    Advice: Springer subbed into Tuesday night's game after Teoscar Hernandez suffered a major knee injury, but the Astros don't want to push it with his tight left hamstring. Josh Reddick is in center field and batting leadoff on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:28 pm
  • JaCoby Jones (lip) ready for batting practice
    JaCoby Jones (lip) is hoping to take batting practice Wednesday.

    Advice: Jones was placed on the 10-day disabled list April 22 after needing nine stitches to close a gash in his upper lip -- the result of a beaning by Twins pitcher Justin Haley. The young Tigers outfielder should be ready to embark on a short minor league rehab assignment this weekend and could return to Detroit's active roster when first eligible next Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:42 am
    10-Day DL
    L, 6-4 vs CWS
     
  • Springer (hamstring) subbed in Tuesday
    George Springer (hamstring) subbed into Tuesday's game against the Indians and finished 0-for-1.

    Advice: Springer was called into action in right field after Teoscar Hernandez suffered an ugly-looking knee injury on a collision with teammate Jose Altuve. Springer should return fully to the starting lineup on Wednesday after battling through some mild left hamstring tightness. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:48 am
  • Mike Trout reaches seats in extras
    Mike Trout posted a solo home run in the 10th inning in Tuesday's game against the Athletics.

    Advice: Trout's blast erased a deficit, forcing an 11th inning. The Halos ended up winning thanks to a Kole Calhoun RBI single, giving manager Mike Scioscia his 1,500th victory as manager in Anaheim. Trout has hit safely in nine straight and 14 of the past 15 contests. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:26 pm
  • Brandon Drury collects three more hits
    Brandon Drury finished 3-for-5 with a double in Tuesday's victory against the Padres.

    Advice: Drury raised his average to .300 with the three-hit night, but it wasn't all great. He also struck out twice to give him 13 strikeouts over the past 14 games. He is considered below average defensively so he needs to keep hitting. So far, so good, as he upped his season average to an even .300. As long as he keeps his batting average up he will play regularly and serve as a solid stopgap middle infielder in most NL-only fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:18 pm
    Top 4, 4-1 vs Col
     
  • A.J. Pollock sets the table nicely in victory
    A.J. Pollock went 2-for-4 with a double, three runs scored, a walk and an RBI in Tuesday's 9-3 win against the Padres.

    Advice: Pollock also swiped a pair of bases to give him six thefts on the season, including five over the past seven outings. He has recorded six multi-hit games over his past eight outings dating back to April 17, raising his average from .196 to .302 in a big hurry. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:09 pm
  • Miguel Sano hits fifth homer
    Miguel Sano went 3-for-4 with a homer and a walk Tuesday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Remember three weeks ago when Paul Molitor thought Byron Buxton would be a better hitter than Sano this year? Sano is at .258/.417/.591 with five homers and 16 RBI right now. No one else on the Twins has more than two homers or 11 RBI. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:08 pm
  • Nomar Mazara goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Nomar Mazara went 0-for-4 Tuesday in the loss to the Twins and is in a 2-for-31 slump.

    Advice: Mazara supplied much of the Rangers' offense over the first two weeks of the season, but he's hit quite a skid these last eight games. His playing time isn't in jeopardy, but he should find himself dropped from the third spot in the order. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:02 pm
  • Eric Thames slugs 11th homer in rout of Reds
    Eric Thames delivered his 11th homer Tuesday off the Reds' Robert Stephenson.

    Advice: Eight of those homers have come versus Cincinnati pitching. Thames also worked his 14th walk in 20 games tonight before telling reporters after the game that he's got "plenty of urine and blood" to go around for MLB's drug testers. He has been tested three times since spring training, including a blood and urine test Tuesday. The guy is for real. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:50 pm
    Top 7, 2-6 vs Atl
     
  • Steven Souza notches three hits Tuesday
    Steven Souza singled three times in five trips to the dish Tuesday in Baltimore.

    Advice: He was the only player on either side to record a multi-hit game, as the Rays and Orioles combined for just eight hits -- seven singles -- and two runs in this one. Souza's batting line is up to .349/.426/.590 for the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:17 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 4-1 @Tor
     
  • Souza (elbow) in Tuesday's lineup vs. O's
    Steven Souza (elbow) is in Tuesday's lineup against the Orioles.

    Advice: Souza banged his right elbow while trying to catch a home run ball during Monday's game, but fortunately X-rays came back negative and he won't have to miss any time. He's due to hit leadoff with left-hander Wade Miley on the hill for Baltimore. Souza is off to a red-hot start at the plate, batting .333/.416/.590 with four homers and 17 RBI through 21 games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:18 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 4-1 @Tor
     
  • Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) returns to lineup
    Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) has returned to the Mets' lineup Tuesday against the Braves.

    Advice: Cespedes was forced to miss the entire weekend series against the Nationals while nursing left hamstring soreness, but he's back in there as promised Tuesday. Of course, there's rain in the forecast and the game might not be played. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:11 pm
    10-Day DL
    W, 5-3 @Was
     
  • Springer (hamstring) not in lineup Tuesday
    George Springer (hamstring) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Indians.

    Advice: The hope was that Springer would only have to miss one game due to his left hamstring tightness, but he apparently needs at least another day. Josh Reddick is starting in center field Tuesday, with Nori Aoki in right and Carlos Beltran in left. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:09 pm
  • Four hits for Powell
    Mariner outfield prospect Boog Powell went 4-for-5 on Monday for Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Powell also scored two runs, and two of the hits were doubles. After missing most of 2016 with a PED suspension, Powell's stock dropped considerably. That said, there's still things to like about Powell, mainly his approach at the plate and his above-average speed. He's more than likely a fourth outfielder, but there might be just enough offensive projection here to make him an everyday player. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:14 am
  • Astros hopeful Springer will return Tuesday
    Astros manager A.J. Hinch said during an appearance on SportsTalk 790 that he's still hopeful to have George Springer (hamstring) back in the lineup Tuesday night.

    Advice: Springer sat out Sunday after leaving Saturday's game with left hamstring tightness. The hope is that he'll feel good enough to play Tuesday, but it's possible the Astros will play things safe and wait until Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:04 am
  • Thames slugs two more homers versus Reds
    Eric Thames hit two more homers and drew two more walks Monday in the Brewers' 11-7 defeat of the Reds.

    Advice: Thames was mostly held in check over the weekend in St. Louis, but he got back to his Barry Bonds-like ways on Monday night. The big slugger hit a solo homer off Reds left-hander Amir Garrett in the first inning and then tagged Garrett again for a two-run shot in the second. He finished out his final three plate appearances with two walks. Thames has batted .373/.481/.910 with 10 home runs and 13 walks in 19 games this season. He's already matched the Brewers' franchise record for most home runs in April, with five games to go. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:43 pm
    Top 7, 2-6 vs Atl
     
  • Dickerson doubles, homers versus Orioles
    Corey Dickerson went 2-for-4 with a homer in the Rays' loss to the Orioles on Monday.

    Advice: Dickerson went deep for his fifth home run of the season in the top of the first inning against Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez. He then hit a two-out double, his eighth double of the season, off Vidal Nuno in the top of the sixth. Dickerson is off to a promising start in 2017, now with a .324/.367/.635 batting line in 20 games. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:49 pm
  • Miguel Sano to appeal one-game suspension
    Major League Baseball has suspended Miguel Sano one game for his involvement in an altercation during Saturday's game versus the Tigers.

    Advice: Sano took exception to a Matt Boyd pitch that went behind him and then gave a hard shove to James McCann after the catcher intervened. The Twins' third baseman is in Monday's lineup and will continue to play until his appeal is heard. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:47 pm
  • Desmond (hand) takes batting practice Monday
    Ian Desmond (hand) took batting practice on Monday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's taken BP on the field since he suffered a fracture in his left hand in mid-March. The Rockies haven't said when Desmond would begin a rehab assignment, but it should be just right around the corner. A return in early May is looking likely. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:18 pm
    10-Day DL
    Top 4, 1-4 @Ari
     
  • Cespedes says he'll be ready for Tuesday
    Mets manager Terry Collins said after Sunday's game that Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) told him he'll be ready for Tuesday.

    Advice: Cespedes sat out the entire weekend series against the Nationals due to a sore left hamstring, but he was available as a pinch-hitter for Sunday's game and was in the on-deck circle before the final out. It's not a sure thing he'll be ready for Tuesday, as the Mets will have him go through a pre-game workout before making a final decision. Still, he's sorely missed at the moment, as the Mets have dropped eight out of their last nine. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:36 am
    10-Day DL
    W, 5-3 @Was
     
  • Michael Conforto swats leadoff homer Sunday
    Michael Conforto swatted a leadoff homer off Max Scherzer on Sunday but it wasn't enough to lead the Mets to victory over the Nationals.

    Advice: Conforto actually had Scherer's number the entire evening, adding a pair of singles to finish the night 3-for-4. At this point, given the injuries that the Mets have endured, it has to be impossible for manager Terry Collins to keep Conforto out of the lineup. With the three-hit effort he's now hitting .361/.432/.722 with four homers and eight RBI. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:55 pm
  • Ian Desmond could see time in outfield
    Rockies manager Bud Black indicated Sunday that Ian Desmond (hand) could see some playing time in the outfield when he returns.

    Advice: Desmond was signed to a five-year, $70 million contract over the winter with the expectation that he'd start at first base, but with Mark Reynolds hitting well to begin the season, the Rockies may want to keep his bat in the lineup. Regardless of where he plays, fantasy owners are anxiously awaiting Desmond's return which appears to be on track for early May. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:55 pm
    10-Day DL
    Top 4, 1-4 @Ari
     
  • Cruz launches three-run homer, drives in five
    Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, five RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 11-1 win over the A's.

    Advice: Monster showing from Cruz in this one. He started off his RBI binge in modest enough fashion, driving home a run via a bases-loaded walk in the third inning. He opted to forego the modesty a few innings later, slugging a three-run home run in the seventh to boost the Mariners to a 9-1 advantage. Just for good measure, he tacked on an RBI double in the ninth. The veteran slugger has yet to go on a power tear, but that could be coming soon. Cruz has picked up hits in eight of his last 10 games, with all three of his home runs coming in that space. He has crushed at least 40 in each of the last three seasons. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:25 pm
  • Mike Trout notches pair of singles in defeat
    Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a steal in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: The Angels managed seven hits against Marcus Stroman, but all seven of those came from Trout, Albert Pujols and Andrelton Simmons. The rest of the team went a combined 0-for-19. For his part, Trout is off to a predictably blistering start this season, hitting .351/.424/.676 with five homers, 14 RBI and four steals. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:57 pm
  • Melky Cabrera plates two to lead White Sox
    Melky Cabrera went 1-for-4 and drove home a pair of runs on Sunday, leading the White Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Indians.

    Advice: Cabrera plated the club's first run with a sacrifice fly in the first inning and added an RBI single in the sixth. He's now hitting .250/.298/.327 with four RBI on the season but is still looking for his first home run. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:37 pm
  • Souza slugs fourth homer in loss to HOU
    Steven Souza hit his fourth home run of the season Sunday in the Rays' loss to the Astros.

    Advice: It was a two-run shot in the Rays' four-run first inning against Astros starter Joe Musgrove. Souza is off to a blistering start this season, now with a .347/.424/.613 batting line and 17 RBI in 20 games. If he can stay healthy, the power production should continue. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:57 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 4-1 @Tor
     
  • A.J. Pollock not in Sunday's lineup
    A.J. Pollock is absent from the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a routine day off. Chris Owings and Yasmany Tomas are also getting breathers, as the D'Backs have Jeremy Hazelbaker in center field, Nick Ahmed at shortstop and Daniel Descalso in left field. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:55 am
  • JaCoby Jones (lip) to have another CT scan
    JaCoby Jones (lip) will undergo another CT scan when the Tigers return home Monday.

    Advice: Everything came back clean on an initial CT scan when Jones was hit in the mouth with a pitch Saturday, but the Tigers obviously want to be safe here. Jones required nine stitches to close a gash in his upper lip. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:29 am
    10-Day DL
    L, 6-4 vs CWS
     
  • Springer (hamstring) could miss just one game
    George Springer (hamstring) might only miss one game.

    Advice: Springer lobbied to play Sunday after exiting Saturday's contest with a tight left hamstring. It didn't work, as Jake Marisnick is starting in center field in his place, but it sounds like Springer could be back in there on Tuesday after Monday's off day. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:13 am
  • Matt Holliday out again on Sunday
    Matt Holliday remained out of the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's been on the bench for all three games in Pittsburgh, as Holliday has still only made starts in the designated hitter spot so far this season. Holliday did pinch-hit on Friday and Saturday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:08 am
    W, 12-4 vs Bal
     
  • George Springer (hamstring) sitting out Sun.
    George Springer (hamstring) is not in the Astros' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Springer's streak of 205 consecutive games played will come to an end after he tweaked his left hamstring Saturday. The Astros are calling him day-to-day, but a disabled list stint can't be ruled out if he doesn't feel much better in a day or two. Jake Marisnick is starting in center field Sunday, with Josh Reddick occupying the leadoff spot. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:17 am
  • Melky Cabrera's X-rays come back negative
    Melky Cabrera left Saturday's game against the Indians with a left wrist injury.

    Advice: He was removed for "precautionary measures" after fouling a ball off his wrist. Cabrera's X-rays came back negative and it looks like he's day-to-day. He went 0-for-2 before coming out in the seventh inning. Jacob May replaced Cabrera in left field and could grab the start there on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:30 pm
  • Judge goes 2-for-5 with solo blast vs Pirates
    Aaron Judge went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored against the Pirates on Saturday.

    Advice: The game was essentially already over when Judge went deep in the ninth frame of the blowout ballgame, but his fantasy owners will happily take it anyway. It was his sixth home run and 13th RBI of the season to go with a much better than expected .281 batting average. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:09 pm
    W, 12-4 vs Bal
     
  • Springer leaves with hamstring discomfort
    George Springer left Saturday's game against the Rays with left hamstring discomfort.

    Advice: Springer pulled up running to first base in the fifth inning and didn't come out for the following frame. Nori Aoki replaced him in right field. Springer went 0-for-2 with a walk before exiting. The Astros are calling him day-to-day. Springer's steak of 205 consecutive games played will likely come to an end on Sunday. It had been the longest active streak in the major leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:08 pm
  • Eaton goes 2-for-4 with a run scored Sat.
    Adam Eaton went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Mets.

    Advice: The Nationals' big offseason acquisition has lived up to expectations in the season's first three weeks, batting .292/.390/.431 with one home run, seven RBI and three stolen bases. He has done a great job of setting the table and has scored 15 runs in 17 games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:49 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 5-3 vs NYM
     
  • Cespedes (hamstring) unlikely for Sunday
    Speaking after Saturday’s loss to the Nationals, Mets manager Terry Collins said he doesn’t expect Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) to play in Sunday’s series finale.

    Advice: Cespedes spent most of Saturday’s game getting worked on in the trainer’s room and didn’t feel healthy enough to pinch-hit when Collins called on him in the seventh inning. With New York playing a night game in potentially cold weather, there’s little chance of Cespedes seeing the field on Sunday. He’s day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:39 pm
    10-Day DL
    W, 5-3 @Was
     
  • Lip laceration sends JaCoby Jones to DL
    Tigers placed OF JaCoby Jones on the 10-day disabled list with a lip laceration.

    Advice: Jones needed nine stitches to close a gash in his upper lip and went to the hospital for a CT scan after getting hit in the mouth Saturday against the Twins. Luckily all of his teeth are in tact. Andrew Romine replaced Jones in center field on Saturday and could see extended time there during his absence. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:36 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 6-4 vs CWS
     
  • Sano ejected as benches clear in Minnesota
    Miguel Sano was ejected from Saturday's game against the Tigers following an altercation with James McCann.

    Advice: Sano took exception to a pitch thrown behind him in the fifth inning and shoved McCann when he blocked his path to pitcher Matt Boyd. The benches cleared and Sano and Boyd were both ejected. Sano went 1-for-2 on the afternoon. Joe Mauer replaced him at first base after the ejection. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:55 pm
  • JaCoby Jones leaves after getting hit in face
    JaCoby Jones was removed from Saturday's game against the Twins after being hit by a pitch in the face during the third inning.

    Advice: Jones tried to turn out of the way, but the pitch caught him flush in the face. He was able to walk off the field under his own power, but there was noticeable blood in the area of his nose and mouth. Expect an update on his status from the Tigers shortly. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:32 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 6-4 vs CWS
     
  • Mikie Mahtook batting second on Saturday
    Mikie Mahtook is batting second for the Tigers on Saturday against Adalberto Mejia and the Twins.

    Advice: The Tigers' lineup has been depleted due to injury, which has elevated Mahtook to a premium lineup spot against a left-hander. John Hicks is starting at first base and batting seventh while Dixon Machado draws another start at shortstop and will hit ninth. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:21 am
  • Brett Gardner not in Yankees lineup Saturday
    Brett Gardner is not in the Yankees' starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Pirates.

    Advice: Aaron Hicks will start in his place in left field, a rare occurrence against an opposing right-hander. Look for Gardner to be back in there for Sunday's series finale. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:48 am
  • Cespedes (hamstring) remains out of lineup
    Yoenis Cespedes remains out of the Mets' starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Nationals.

    Advice: Cespedes continues to battle a sore left hamstring and isn't available for a prime matchup against left-hander Gio Gonzalez. Michael Conforto is drawing another start for the Mets and is batting second on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:26 am
    10-Day DL
    W, 5-3 @Was
     
  • A.J. Pollock homers in Arizona's win
    A.J. Pollock went 3-for-6 with a homer and a double in the Diamondbacks' 13-5 takedown of the Dodgers on Friday.

    Advice: Arizona was trailing 5-4 before busting out for nine runs in the bottom of the eighth and decimating the Dodgers bullpen's sparking ERA for all-time. Pollock's homer came much earlier, leading off the bottom of the first off Alex Wood. It was his first homer since Opening Day. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:44 pm
  • Brandon Drury reaches four times
    Brandon Drury reached four times Friday, going 2-for-3 with a double, two walks and two runs scored.

    Advice: That'll help his .298 OBP. Drury is likely to be a well below average defensive second baseman, so it's imperative that he hits in order to remain a regular. He'll probably be solid enough with the bat, but we still suspect the Diamondbacks would be better off with Chris Owings at second and either Nick Ahmed or Ketel Marte at short. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:32 pm
    Top 4, 4-1 vs Col
     
  • Broxton breaks hitless streak Friday
    Keon Broxton went 1-for-3 with a triple, a walk, and a run scored Friday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: His second-inning triple snapped an 0-for-18 hitless streak. Broxton finished last season strong after making a change with his batting stance and followed that up with a great spring, but he’s hitting just .133 (6-for-45) with 21 strikeouts and three walks through 15 games. There’s still big-time potential here in the speed and power departments, but his approach is a work in progress. He had struck out at least two times in five straight games before Friday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:21 pm
  • Conforto homers in loss to Nationals
    Michael Conforto went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk Friday versus the Nationals.

    Advice: Conforto led off the bottom of the first inning with a homer. He had a chance to play hero with two on and one out in the bottom of the ninth, but he grounded out to second base and the Mets eventually lost the game in extras. Still, it was another good night at the plate for the 24-year-old. He’s batting .345/.417/.690 with three homers through 14 games and continues to gain momentum in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:24 pm
  • Dickerson socks solo homer in loss
    Corey Dickerson socked a solo homer in Friday’s loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Dickerson was an unlikely to choice to share leadoff duties for the Rays, but he has taken to it so far. The 27-year-old has four homers and six doubles through 17 games to go along with a .317/.358/.603 batting line. The batting average won’t last, but he’s an underappreciated power contributor in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:01 pm
  • Ian Desmond (hand) taking BP this weekend
    Ian Desmond (hand) will begin taking batting practice this weekend.

    Advice: Desmond has begun hitting off a tee and will progress to soft toss and then batting practice over the next few days. He's already been going through full infield drills. The Rockies haven't said when Desmond would begin a rehab assignment, but sometime perhaps late next week seems like a reasonable goal. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:51 pm
    10-Day DL
    Top 4, 1-4 @Ari
     
  • Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) sitting out Fri.
    Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) is not in the Mets' lineup Friday.

    Advice: But he hasn't been placed on the disabled list yet, which is obviously encouraging. Cespedes said he felt a "shock" in his left hamstring on Thursday and he'll be held out of action for a few days. The Mets have an outfield of Michael Conforto in left, Juan Lagares in center and Curtis Granderson in right Friday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:13 pm
    10-Day DL
    W, 5-3 @Was
     
  • Ian Desmond (hand) hitting ball off a tee
    Ian Desmond (hand) has progressed to hitting off a tee.

    Advice: Desmond is steadily upping his baseball activities, although he's not ready to take batting practice yet. "He’s getting pretty much full work in the field. So he’s taking groundballs and receiving throws from infielders," Rockies manager Bud Black said. "They were worried about the stress of a thrown ball, with velocity, going into his glove hand. But it’s fine. No problem." Black said last month that he expected Desmond to be activated from the disabled list by the end of April, but it's looking like he may fall a little behind that timetable. However, it shouldn't take much longer than that. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:00 am
    10-Day DL
    Top 4, 1-4 @Ari
     
  • DeShields delivers as Rangers walk off in 13
    Delino DeShields came through with a walk-off RBI single in the 13th inning to help the Rangers top the Royals 1-0 on Thursday.

    Advice: After Joey Gallo's out-out double set the stage, DeShields lined a Travis Wood offering over the third baseman's head and down the left field line for the game-winning hit. It was his only hit in four at-bats and just his second hit all season. There was talk of the 24-year-old possibly having a large role with the Rangers coming out of camp, but he's been buried by manager Jeff Banister and hasn't helped his case with his poor hitting when given an opportunity. Sometimes something like a walk-off hit can be a catalyst for a slumping hitter. Perhaps Thursday's walk-off single will do just that for DeShields. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:58 pm
  • After two-game break, Thames homers again
    Eric Thames went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Cardinals on Thursday.

    Advice: After taking a two-game hiatus from hitting dingers, Thames found his power stroke again for his league-leading eighth homer. The 30-year-old also leads the league with 20 runs and a bonkers .415/.500/.981 line. With each passing day, the doubt about whether Thames' start is for real dissipates. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:21 pm
    Top 7, 2-6 vs Atl
     
  • Mike Trout homers against Astros
    Mike Trout homered for the Angels' only run of the game in Thursday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: The Angels have scored one or no runs in five of their last seven games and two and five in the other two. Trout is doing what he can; he's batting .333 with a 1.064 OPS to date. The rest of the team has had nothing to offer. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:00 pm
  • Souza comes up single shy of cycle
    Steven Souza missed a cycle by a single and drove in three runs Thursday as the Rays topped the Tigers 8-1.

    Advice: The double should have been an out and the triple should have been a single, but the homer was perfectly legit. The other two balls were misplayed by Tyler Collins in right field. Still, that doesn't take away much from Souza, who has looked much more comfortable at the plate in the early going. He's not going to keep hitting .349 or anything close to it, but the power is for real. He has three homers and 15 RBI through 17 games. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:28 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 4-1 @Tor
     
  • JaCoby Jones goes 0-for-3 in loss
    JaCoby Jones went 0-for-3 and struck out twice Thursday against the Rays.

    Advice: Jones is hitting just .167 now, and he's struck out in 16 of his 40 plate appearances. With the outfield struggled, the Tigers could consider making a move. Unfortunately, Alex Presley and Steven Moya are both off to dreadful starts at Triple-A Toledo, leaving them with few alternatives. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:18 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 6-4 vs CWS
     
  • A.J. Pollock reaches three times
    A.J. Pollock was responsible for two of Arizona's four hits and its only walk in Wednesday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: Pollock also swiped his third base. The Diamondbacks have been aggressive on the basepaths thus far, which should help Pollock's value. He's already tried five steals, while both Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Owings have gone 4-for-4. Even David Peralta is 2-for-3 Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:41 pm
  • Judge goes 2-for-3 with long solo homer Wed.
    Aaron Judge went 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and a very long solo home run in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

    Advice: He delivered the second of back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning with Starlin Castro providing the first. Judge's shot was estimated at 451 feet. His prodigious power comes as no surprise but his strikeout rate might. He fanned in a scary 44.2 percent of his plate appearances last year but has it down to a manageable 28.3 percent so far this year. His penchant for striking out led to a .179 batting average in 2016. Making more contact this year has improved his batting average to .277 through 14 games. Whether he can keep that up or not will go a long way toward determining his fantasy value as the season rolls along. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:30 pm
    W, 12-4 vs Bal
     
  • Khris Davis socks two-run home run
    Khris Davis went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Rangers.

    Advice: Davis is off to a hot, hot start and he kept that going against the Rangers, clubbing a two-run home run off Mike Hauschild in the fifth inning. The home run was his seventh of the young season. The slugger is slashing a sizzling .321/.355/.732 over his first 56 at-bats of the 2017 campaign. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:29 pm
  • Miguel Sano rips fourth homer on Tuesday
    Miguel Sano clubbed a solo homer on Tuesday against the Indians.

    Advice: It was an ugly night for Sano otherwise, as he struck out three times in four hitless plate appearances. However, his fantasy owners will obviously take any night that includes a homer. The slugger is sporting a .245 average but a .245/.393/.612 line overall with four dingers and 13 RBI. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:44 pm
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