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  • Taylor Motter crunches grand slam in victory
    Taylor Motter went 2-for-5 with a grand slam and a double in Sunday's 11-1 win over the A's.

    Advice: Motter unloaded for the grand slam against the previously-untouchable Andrew Triggs in the third inning. That gave the Mariners a 6-1 lead, one which the A's were unable to ever challenge to any serious degree. The 27-year-old shortstop owns a .255/.321/.667 triple-slash to pair with five home runs and 12 RBI across 51 at-bats. His start has been one of the more surprising in the bigs to date. Yesterday, 5:17 pm
  • Ryan Goins socks two-run home run vs. Angels
    Ryan Goins went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Angels.

    Advice: Goins' two-run home run in the ninth inning served as insurance in boosting the Jays to a 6-1 advantage. They would ultimately go on to win 6-2. This was Goins' first homer of the season and supplied his first two RBI in the process. Having received just 20 at-bats to date, there is no fantasy intrigue here. Yesterday, 4:01 pm
  • Trevor Story comes through w/ two-run single
    Trevor Story went 1-for-4 with a two-run single in Sunday's win over the Giants.

    Advice: The Rockies were already leading 4-0 when Story stepped to the plate with two on and one out against Jeff Samardzija in the sixth inning. He proceeded to pick up an RBI single, driving Samardzija from the game in the process. It was a brief ray of sunshine in what has otherwise been a miserable start to the season for Story, who is hitting just .154/.257/.400 over 65 at-bats. In that space, he has whiffed 29 times. The power is still there -- he launched a grand slam on Friday for his fourth home run of the season -- but the occasional power connection is just about all he has going for him these days. Yesterday, 3:14 pm
  • Orlando Arcia finishes 0-for-3 vs. STL
    Orlando Arcia finished 0-for-3 with a strikeout Sunday in the Brewers' loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Arcia is batting just .210/.234/.306 in 18 games to open the 2017 season. He's a nice young player, but it could take years for the offense to catch up with his excellent defense. Yesterday, 2:41 pm
  • Tim Anderson has two hits in win over Indians
    Tim Anderson went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored as the White Sox beat the Indians on Sunday.

    Advice: Anderson also drew a walk in the contest and struck out twice. He's off to a rough start at the plate, so this performance was a welcomed sign for fantasy owners. Even with the two-hit day, he's only slashing .194/.217/.269 on the season. He'll get every opportunity to succeed though and continues to occupy the top spot in the White Sox lineup. Yesterday, 2:34 pm
  • Lindo clubs fifth homer in loss to White Sox
    Francisco Lindor clubbed his fifth home run of the season in a losing effort against the White Sox on Sunday.

    Advice: The Tribe was unable to complete their three-game sweep of the White Sox but Lindor continued his hot-hitting. His fourth-inning blast off of Derek Holland was the only offense they were able to generate against the White Sox' starter. Lindor also singled, finishing the afternoon 2-for-4. He's now hitting .315/.373/.616 with five homers and 12 RBI. He didn't hit his fifth home run of 2016 until June 4. Yesterday, 2:27 pm
  • Zack Cozart scratched with sore wrist
    Zack Cozart was scratched from Sunday's lineup with a sore left wrist.

    Advice: It's the same issue that cost him a couple games earlier this month. Jose Peraza has moved over to shortstop, Scooter Gennett will move from left field to second base and Patrick Kivlehan enters the lineup in left. Yesterday, 8:54 am
    4:40 pm @Mil
  • Didi Gregorius (shoulder) on rehab assignment
    Didi Gregorius (shoulder) has gone 2-for-6 at the plate while playing six innings in each game in his first two rehab contests with High-A Tampa.

    Advice: Working his way back from a right shoulder strain, Gregorius is expected to be activated from the disabled list in early May assuming all goes well. Ronald Torreyes has been filling in at shortstop for the Yankees. Yesterday, 6:41 am
    10-Day DL
  • Andrelton Simmons drives in four runs
    Andrelton Simmons finished 2-for-4 with a grand slam in Saturday's win against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Simmons entered the game with a total of three RBI over his first 17 games so don't get terribly excited over his power potential. He remains nothing more than a useful middle infielder option in AL-only play for his solid average, handful of steals and occasional RBI. Saturday, 11:42 pm
  • Gyorko has RBI triple, run against Brewers
    Jedd Gyorko had an RBI triple and a run scored in a win over the Brewers on Saturday.

    Advice: Both actually came on the same play, as Gyorko laced a triple into the right field corner that Brewers outfielder Domingo Santana had trouble digging out. Gyorko then hustled home when the throw got away from the infielders. With the Cardinals struggling for offense and the 28-year-old hitting .310/.396/.643 with three homers in 14 games, Gyorko should be an everyday player for the Birds for the foreseeable future and can be treated as such in fantasy leagues. Saturday, 9:41 pm
    Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
  • Andrus comes through with walk-off single
    Elvis Andrus delivered a game-winning, walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the Rangers past the Royals 2-1 on Saturday.

    Advice: Andrus was hitless in three at-bats in the game before coming to the dish in the ninth -- in fact, he was hitless in his last 12 at-bats overall -- against Peter Moylan. The shortstop pulled a breaking ball down the left field line for what was scored as a single but would have been an extra-base hit had Rougned Odor not raced around to score the winning run. Andrus began the year hot but has cooled in recent days, batting .275/.296/.493 in 17 games overall. Saturday, 9:34 pm
  • Beckham goes 3-for-4 with an RBI Saturday
    Tim Beckham went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Astros.

    Advice: He tripled in the third but was left stranded. He singled and scored in the fifth. He stroked an RBI single in the sixth and came around to score on a Peter Bourjos single. Beckham is getting everyday playing time while Matt Duffy recuperates from injury. He is batting .254/.267/.407 with two home runs, eight runs scored and five RBI in 61 plate appearances. Saturday, 6:39 pm
    Player Note
    Tim Beckham TB - 1B,2B,SS
    4:05 pm @Bal
  • Torreyes goes 4-for-5 with two RBI and a run
    Ronald Torreyes went 4-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 11-5 bashing of the Pirates.

    Advice: He had three singles and a sixth-inning double that plated two runs. He rode home on a three-run blast off the bat of pinch-hitter Chris Carter in the eighth inning. Torreyes has been getting everyday playing time at shortstop in the absence of Didi Gregorius and has made the most of his opportunity. He is batting .296/.296/.444 with one homer and 13 RBI in 54 plate appearances. Saturday, 6:11 pm
  • Strained hamstring sends Tulowitzki to DL
    Blue Jays placed SS Troy Tulowitzki on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

    Advice: Tulowitzki joins Josh Donaldson (calf), Aaron Sanchez (finger) and J.A. Happ (elbow) among the Blue Jays' walking wounded. He suffered the injury Friday while running to third base on a wild pitch by Cam Bedrosian. Manager John Gibbons said the new 10-day rule was "definitely a factor" in placing Tulowitzki on the DL. Utility man Ryan Goins is starting in his place Saturday against the Angels. Saturday, 6:06 pm
    10-Day DL
    7:07 pm @LAA
  • Turner goes 2-for-5 with an RBI vs Mets
    Trea Turner went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Mets.

    Advice: He stroked a fifth-inning double to plate Adam Eaton, then scored on a single by Ryan Zimmerman. This was his first start since being activated off the disabled list on Friday. Turner was off to a slow start in six games before the hamstring injury. Today's good game boosted his slash line up to .208/.240/.292 with zero homers and two RBI. He has three stolen bases as well. Saturday, 5:48 pm
    Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    5:40 pm @Col
  • Crawford to go on bereavement leave soon
    Brandon Crawford will be placed on bereavement leave next week.

    Advice: Crawford will be away from the team while he attends funeral services for his sister-in-law, who passed away last week. At most, he’ll miss three games. Eduardo Nunez will likely handle shortstop in Crawford’s absence. Saturday, 5:21 pm
  • Adeiny Hechavarria riding the pine Saturday
    Adeiny Hechavarria is not in the Marlins' lineup Saturday against the Padres.

    Advice: He's missing a juicy matchup against soft-throwing Jered Weaver. Hechavarria went 0-for-3 in his return Friday after missing a little over a week with strained oblique. Miguel Rojas will man shortstop and bat eighth on Saturday. Saturday, 3:11 pm
  • Corey Seager sitting against Robbie Ray
    Corey Seager is not in the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: The Dodgers are stacking their lineup with right-handed bats against southpaw Robbie Ray. Enrique Hernandez is starting at shortstop and batting leadoff on Saturday. Seager has had a strong opening month, hitting .308 in the early going with three homers and 14 RBI. Saturday, 2:35 pm
  • Aledmys Diaz getting another day off Saturday
    Aledmys Diaz is not in the Cardinals' lineup Saturday against the Brewers.

    Advice: Diaz has been scuffling lately, hitting just .148 over his last 27 at-bats. Greg Garcia will fill in at shortstop and bat leadoff against Brewers right-hander Chase Anderson on Saturday. Saturday, 1:21 pm
  • Bogaerts (thumb) returns to Red Sox lineup
    Xander Bogaerts (thumb) is back in the Red Sox lineup Saturday against the Orioles.

    Advice: He jammed his thumb sliding into second Thursday against Toronto. Bogaerts didn't start Friday's series opener but appeared as a defensive replacement later in the game. He'll bat leadoff with Dustin Pedroia (leg) getting the day off on Saturday. Bogaerts holds a .333 average this year, but only one of his 16 hits has gone for extra bases. Saturday, 1:09 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera returns to Mets lineup
    Asdrubal Cabrera has returned to the Mets' starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Nationals.

    Advice: Cabrera was held out of Friday's lineup due to an unspecified leg issue but is well enough to be back in there on Saturday. His bat becomes even more critical in a depleted lineup and Cabrera is occupying the third spot in the order against Gio Gonzalez and the Nationals. Saturday, 9:29 am
  • Corey Seager homers, knocks in three
    Corey Seager finished 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

    Advice: The Dodgers were routed anyway, but Seager upped his average to .308. He has three homers, five doubles and 14 RBI in 17 games. Friday, 10:29 pm
  • Gyorko has two hits Friday vs. Brewers
    Jedd Gyorko went 2-for-4 with a run scored Friday versus the Brewers.

    Advice: Both hits were singles. Gyorko, who hit cleanup, led off the fourth inning with an infield single before coming home on a double off the bat of Randal Grichuk. The Cardinals ended up plating four runs in the frame. With Jhonny Peralta (illness) sidelined, Gyorko should share time at third base in the coming days. His power should put him on the radar in deeper mixed fantasy leagues. Friday, 10:22 pm
    Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
  • Trevor Story hits grand slam in win
    Trevor Story hit a grand slam off Johnny Cueto in the Rockies' 6-5 win over the Giants on Friday.

    Advice: Story has eight hits through 17 games: four homers, three doubles and one single. He's already fanned a whopping 26 times, putting him on pace for about 250 if he were to start every game. There's just no way he's going to hit for average unless he can cut back on the strike threes. Friday, 9:47 pm
  • Jean Segura goes hitless in first rehab game
    Jean Segura (hamstring) went 0-for-3 with a walk in his first minor league rehab game with Double-A Arkansas on Friday.

    Advice: Segura served as the designated hitter in this one and is scheduled to play shortstop for them on Saturday. If all goes well, he could then be cleared to rejoin the Mariners. Expect him in the M's lineup on Tuesday. Friday, 8:34 pm
    Player Note
    Jean Segura Sea - 2B,SS
    10-Day DL
  • Machado goes deep in win over Red Sox
    Manny Machado blasted his third home run of the season on Friday, helping to power the Orioles to a 2-0 victory over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Machado tagged Red Sox' starer Drew Pomeranz for a solo shot in the fifth inning, increasing the O's advantage to 2-0. He also singled in the ballgame, finishing the night 2-for-4. He has struggled through the first few weeks of the season, hitting just .200/.286/.400 with three long balls and nine RBI. Friday, 7:50 pm
    4:05 pm vs TB
  • X-rays on Xander Bogaerts' thumb are negative
    X-rays on Xander Bogaerts' left thumb came back negative.

    Advice: While the thumb isn't fractured, it's still swollen and bothers Bogaerts when he tries to swing a bat. He's not in the Red Sox' lineup on Friday but is hoping to be back in there on Saturday. The shortstop was injured Thursday while sliding into second base. Friday, 2:06 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera sitting out with leg issues
    Asdrubal Cabrera is not in Friday's lineup due to an unspecified leg issue.

    Advice: It's unclear what Cabrera is dealing with, but apparently he's been bothered by it for a few days. Consider him day-to-day. Jose Reyes is filling in at shortstop, while Juan Lagares is batting second. Friday, 1:16 pm
  • Nationals activate SS Trea Turner from DL
    Nationals activated SS Trea Turner from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Turner played in a couple extended spring training games to test out his right hamstring and had no issues, clearing the way for his activation. He is not in Friday's lineup, however, as Wilmer Difo is at shortstop. Turner batted .158/.158/.211 with three steals over his first five games before going on the DL. Friday, 12:38 pm
    Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    5:40 pm @Col
  • Tyler Saladino not in Friday's lineup
    Tyler Saladino is absent from the White Sox' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Yolmer Sanchez is starting at second base over Saladino, who is hitting just .184/.340/.237 in the early going. Tim Anderson is batting leadoff. Friday, 12:19 pm
    Player Note
    Tyler Saladino CWS - 2B,3B,SS
    5:10 pm vs KC
  • Xander Bogaerts (thumb) sitting out Friday
    Xander Bogaerts (thumb) is not in the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Bogaerts went for tests after jamming his left thumb Thursday while sliding into second base. While he's not in Friday's lineup, the fact that he hasn't been placed on the disabled list suggests it's a day-to-day situation. Marco Hernandez is at shortstop Friday. Friday, 12:11 pm
  • Jose Iglesias goes on concussion DL
    Tigers placed SS Jose Iglesias on the 7-day concussion disabled list, retroactive to April 20.

    Advice: Iglesias suffered a concussion after taking a knee to the head Wednesday against the Rays. Dixon Machado should handle the bulk of the shortstop duties while Iglesias is out. Friday, 8:13 am
    7-Day DL
  • Report: Lindor turned down $100M extension's Tom Verducci reports that Francisco Lindor turned down a contract extension offer worth around $100 million prior to Opening Day.

    Advice: Brody Chernof, the son of Indians' general manager Mike Chernof, let the cat out of the bag in a radio interview toward the end of spring training that the club was trying to sign Lindor to a seven-year extension, but this is the first dollar amount we've seen attached to it. $100 million would be an unprecedented commitment for a guy who's not even arbitration-eligible until after 2018, but it would allow the Indians to buy out a couple free agent years for one of the best players in the game. Lindor and his camp didn't take the bait, however, and Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer says there are currently no active extension talks between the Indians and any player, Lindor included. Perhaps the two sides will try again next winter. Friday, 5:32 am
  • Taylor Motter slugs two-run homer vs. A's
    Taylor Motter went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the A's.

    Advice: Motter played temporary hero in this one, socking a two-run, game-tying home run in the sixth inning. That knotted the score at 5-5, but the Mariners could not capitalize on their new life and ultimately fell by a 9-6 final. Motter is off to a hot start on the season, slashing a sturdy .282/.349/.718 with four home runs and eight RBI over the course of 39 at-bats. All four of those home runs have come in his last eight games. Thursday, 10:26 pm
  • Gyorko homers among three XBH versus Brewers
    Jedd Gyorko had a big game Thursday, finishing 3-for-3 with two doubles, a homer and two runs scored in a loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: The same day incumbent Jhonny Peralta hit the disabled list, Gyorko got the start at third base and made the most of it. The homer was his third of the year, giving him five RBI and six runs scored. Peralta was struggling even before the DL trip and Gyorko, coming off a year in which he hit 30 homers, is batting .294/.385/.647 in 12 games. It might be time to jump on him if he's available in your league. Thursday, 9:25 pm
    Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
  • Jean Segura to begin rehab assignment Friday
    Jean Segura (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Arkansas on Friday.

    Advice: He'll DH on Friday before moving to shortstop later this weekend. Segura is targeting Tuesday for his return to Seattle. The 27-year-old was hitting .313 before a strained right hamstring sent him to the disabled list on April 11. Thursday, 4:48 pm
    Player Note
    Jean Segura Sea - 2B,SS
    10-Day DL
  • Marlins activate Adeiny Hechavarria from DL
    Marlins activated SS Adeiny Hechavarria from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Hechavarria is back after missing time with a strained oblique. J.T. Riddle has been optioned to Triple-A New Orleans in the corresponding roster move. Hechavarria is a .254 career hitter who offers little in the way of power and doesn't steal bases anymore. Even in deep leagues, he isn't an option. Thursday, 3:12 pm
  • Xander Bogaerts getting tests on jammed thumb
    Xander Bogaerts went for tests on his left thumb after Thursday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Bogaerts clubbed a go-ahead single in the ninth inning but jammed his thumb sliding into second base (he was called out after the Tigers challenged the play). He stayed in the game but was clearly at less than 100 percent. He'll be re-evaluated Friday before the Red Sox begin their three-game set at Baltimore. Brock Holt and Marco Hernandez are candidates to fill in at shortstop. Thursday, 2:23 pm
  • Jose Iglesias likely headed to 7-day DL
    Jose Iglesias (concussion) is expected to be placed on the 7-day disabled list.

    Advice: According to beat writer Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press, relievers Blaine Hardy and Joe Jimenez are set to join the team Friday in Minnesota. Iglesias is still dealing with headaches after taking a knee to the head Wednesday against Tampa Bay. Dixon Machado drew the start at shortstop in Thursday's series finale. Thursday, 2:21 pm
    7-Day DL
  • Iglesias could be headed to concussion DL
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said a decision will be made by the end of the day Thursday on Jose Iglesias (jaw, concussion) heading to the disabled list.

    Advice: Iglesias is still being evaluated for a possible concussion after taking a knee to the head in the ninth inning Wednesday while attempting to turn a double play. The rangy shortstop will not play in Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Rays. For now he's been diagnosed with a sore jaw. Thursday, 8:23 am
    7-Day DL
  • Troy Tulowitzki out of Jays' lineup Thursday
    Troy Tulowitzki will get the day off Thursday.

    Advice: Ryan Goins is starting at shortstop and hitting ninth in the Blue Jays' series finale against Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale. Tulowitzki has batted just .264/.286/.396 through 56 plate appearances this season, though he does have 10 RBI in 14 games. Thursday, 7:06 am
    10-Day DL
    7:07 pm @LAA
  • Jose Iglesias being looked at for concussion
    Jose Iglesias is being evaluated for a possible concussion.

    Advice: Iglesias was running to cover second on a potential double play ball in the ninth inning of Wednesday's loss to the Rays. It did not go as planned, as he tripped forward into the oncoming baserunner and took a knee to the head. The Tigers will offer a concrete diagnosis -- if one is necessary -- on Thursday. Wednesday, 8:47 pm
    7-Day DL
  • Turner (hamstring) working in extended spring
    Trea Turner (hamstring) stole a base in extended spring training play on Wednesday.

    Advice: Nationals manager Dusty Baker said that Turner has been experiencing no discomfort as he has ramped up his rehab efforts. He will be heading out on a short minor league rehab assignment in the very near future and could be activated from the disabled list by the end of month. The young shortstop initially strained his right hamstring on April 8, during the first weekend of the season. Wednesday, 6:04 pm
    Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    5:40 pm @Col
  • Elvis Andrus unable to come up with hit
    Elvis Andrus went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Wednesday's loss to the A's.

    Advice: The Rangers offense was unable to garner traction of any sort against Jesse Hahn and the A's pen on Wednesday, finishing out with just three hits as a team. Even after taking the 0-for-4, Andrus is still hitting a shiny .300/.323/.550 triple-slash with three homers, four RBI, nine runs scored and four steals over the course of an even 60 at-bats. Wednesday, 3:48 pm
  • Segura (hamstring) to be activated Tuesday
    Jean Segura (hamstring) is on track to be activated next Tuesday.

    Advice: Segura will play several rehab games with Double-A Arkansas before joining the Mariners for the start of a Tuesday-Thursday series in Detroit. The shortstop landed on the 10-day disabled list April 11 because of a strained right hamstring. Taylor Motter has been filling in at short for Seattle and is expected to be kept around as a utilityman. Wednesday, 10:50 am
    Player Note
    Jean Segura Sea - 2B,SS
    10-Day DL
  • Aledmys Diaz out Wednesday versus Pirates
    Aledmys Diaz is getting the day off Wednesday.

    Advice: Greg Garcia will fill in at shortstop for Diaz, who's fallen into a brutal slump after a productive first week. Diaz is batting .214 with a .643 OPS over 56 total plate appearances in 2017. This is the fourth straight start for Garcia, who boasts a .396 on-base percentage in 111 games since the beginning of the 2016 season and will bat second Wednesday versus Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole. Wednesday, 8:16 am
  • Elvis Andrus steals a couple bases Tuesday
    Elvis Andrus had a couple singles, an RBI and a run scored on Tuesday in Oakland.

    Advice: He also added his third and fourth stolen bases of the season, swiping second and third in the sixth inning. Unfortunately for the Rangers, Andrus had two of their three hits and the club didn't draw a walk, as they were shut down by Andrew Triggs and the A's bullpen. Andrus is hitting .321/.345/.589 so far this season. Tuesday, 10:02 pm
  • Tim Beckham hits two-run homer
    Tim Beckham went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Tuesday in the win over the Tigers.

    Advice: The homer tripled Beckham's RBI count from one to three. He has a 17/1 K/BB ratio to go along with his .227 average in 44 at-bats. The Rays will be a lot better off once Matt Duffy gets back. Tuesday, 9:26 pm
    Player Note
    Tim Beckham TB - 1B,2B,SS
    4:05 pm @Bal
  • Orlando Arcia slugs first home run
    Orlando Arcia smacked his first home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: Arcia took Brett Anderson deep with a solo shot in the fourth inning for his only hit of the game. The young shortstop has some offensive upside, but it's not a surprise that he's struggling so far with a .196/.229/.304 batting line. If he provides fantasy value in 2017, it will likely be with his wheels. Tuesday, 9:22 pm
  • Segura (hamstring) cleared for rehab games
    Jean Segura (hamstring) has been cleared for a minor league rehab assignment.

    Advice: He'll play in a couple of minor league games, likely with High-A Modesto, before returning to the Mariners this weekend in Oakland. Segura has been on the disabled list since April 11 because of a strained right hamstring. Taylor Motter will continue to serve as Seattle's primary shortstop until probably Friday. Tuesday, 3:52 pm
    Player Note
    Jean Segura Sea - 2B,SS
    10-Day DL
  • Hechavarria (oblique) set for rehab games
    Adeiny Hechavarria (oblique) has joined Double-A Jacksonville for a rehab assignment.

    Advice: Hechavarria should be ready to rejoin the Marlins this weekend if he can avoid setbacks. The shortstop landed on the 10-day disabled list April 9 with a left oblique strain. Tuesday, 3:48 pm
  • Trea Turner (hamstring) won't return on Wed.
    Trea Turner (hamstring) will head out on a short minor league rehab assignment before rejoining the Nationals.

    Advice: Turner is eligible to be activated from the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday, but the Nationals want to give the 23-year-old shortstop a few tune-up games in the minors before bringing him back. Turner has been out since April 8 with a right hamstring strain. Wilmer Difo is filling in at shortstop for Washington. Tuesday, 2:47 pm
    Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    5:40 pm @Col
  • Turner (hamstring) tests hamstring
    Trea Turner (hamstring) tested his hamstring by running the bases on Tuesday.

    Advice: Turner is eligible to return from the disabled list on Wednesday, but it's possible the Nationals could wait an extra day or two to be on the safe side. Either way, he's not far off. Tuesday, 12:31 pm
    Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    5:40 pm @Col
  • Segura (hamstring) on track to return Friday
    Jean Segura (hamstring) remains on track to be activated when he's first eligible on Friday.

    Advice: Segura landed on the disabled list last week with a mild strain of his right hamstring, but fortunately it's not considered serious. Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said they haven't decided whether he'll go out on a brief minor league rehab assignment before being activated. Taylor Motter has thrived during Segura's absence, but he'll soon slide into a utility role. Tuesday, 7:24 am
    Player Note
    Jean Segura Sea - 2B,SS
    10-Day DL
  • Corey Seager fans four times
    Corey Seager struck out all four times he was up Monday in the loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: It's Seager's second career Sombrero; the first one came in a 14-inning game against the Orioles last July. Seager is still off to a solid start at the plate despite missing almost the entire spring; he's hitting .283 with two homers and five doubles in 53 at-bats. Monday, 10:52 pm
  • Taylor Motter hits third homer
    Taylor Motter went 2-for-4 and hit his third homer Monday against the Marlins.

    Advice: The Mariners are expecting Jean Segura back later this week, but they'll find at-bats for Motter for as long as he stays hot. Playing him at first base over Danny Valencia is one option. Monday, 10:27 pm
  • Brandon Crawford picks up RBI triple
    Brandon Crawford went 1-for-4 with an RBI triple in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: Crawford hit an RBI triple as part of a three-run first inning by the Giants. The three-bagger was his first of the season. Over his first 43 at-bats, the 30-year-old shortstop is off to a nice start, hitting .298/.397/.532 with two home runs, seven RBI and nine runs scored. Apr 16, 3:58 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera plates two in loss to Fish
    Asdrubal Cabrera didn't start against the Marlins on Sunday but wound up plating the club's only two runs with a two-run single in the ninth inning.

    Advice: The Mets rallied to tie the game off of David Phelps in the top half of the ninth inning, only to have their hopes dashed the next half inning. Cabrera is off to a strong start offensively, slashing .286/.310/.429 with nine RBI. Apr 16, 2:33 pm
  • Tim Anderson gets the day off Sunday
    Tim Anderson is absent from the White Sox starting lineup Sunday versus the Twins.

    Advice: It's a day of mental rest for the struggling shortstop, who owns a weak .140/.159/.209 batting line through 10 regular-season games. Leury Garcia will start at short and bat leadoff versus Minnesota. Apr 16, 10:20 am
  • Andrelton Simmons sitting out on Sunday
    Andrelton Simmons is not in the Angels' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It looks to be a routine day off. Cameron Maybin is also sitting out, as the Angels have Cliff Pennington at shortstop and Ben Revere in left field. Apr 16, 8:29 am
  • Trea Turner tests out hamstring on Sunday
    Trea Turner tested out his ailing right hamstring with some sprints in the outfield on Sunday.

    Advice: It comes after the shortstop took batting practice on the field earlier in the weekend. Turner is eligible to return from the disabled list on Wednesday, and there's a chance he'll be ready to go then or shortly after. Apr 16, 8:07 am
    Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    5:40 pm @Col
  • Asdrubal Cabrera not in lineup Sunday
    Asdrubal Cabrera is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a simple day off. Jose Reyes has slid over to shortstop and Wilmer Flores is getting a start at third base. Apr 16, 7:35 am
  • Twos are wild for Corey Seager
    Corey Seager finished 2-for-3 with a double, walk, two runs scored and two RBI in Saturday's win against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Seager has back-to-back multi-hit games and he has hit safely in six in a row. The shortstop also has 10 RBI through his first 12 games. He is a star in the making and he is just starting to scratch the surface. Seager has quelled any concerns by fantasy owners after he missed nearly the entire spring due to an oblique injury. Apr 15, 11:42 pm
  • Taylor Motter hits one into cheap seats
    Taylor Motter went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk in Saturday's game against the Rangers.

    Advice: Motter has pieced together a four-game hitting streak while posting four doubles, two homers and five RBI during the impressive span. He is expected to play regularly until Jean Segura (hamstring) is ready to return from the 10-day disabled list. Motter is worth a look in AL-only fantasy leagues, but he is even more valuable to those in DFS play until his salary starts to rise to meet his recent production. Apr 15, 10:47 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera dials long distance
    Asdrubal Cabrera finished with a solo homer and a pair of runs scored in four at-bats Saturday against the Marlins.

    Advice: Cabrera is off to a decent start with a pair of homers, four extra-base hits and seven RBI through his first 12 outings. He didn't swat his second homer of the 2016 season until May 4 and he still ended up with 23 homers. Apr 15, 7:29 pm
  • Cozart goes 2-for-3 with a walk vs Brewers
    Zack Cozart went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Brewers on Saturday.

    Advice: He tripled to center in the second inning to drive in a run. Cozart leads the major leagues with his .485 batting average and 1.356 OPS. He has a hit in all nine games he has played this year. The veteran is also one of the best defensive shortstops in the majors and may make a nice trade chip for the rebuilding Reds. They are in first place right now but that seems unlikely to last long. Apr 15, 2:56 pm
    4:40 pm @Mil
  • Trea Turner (hamstring) took BP on Friday
    Trea Turner (hamstring) took batting practice on the field before Friday's game and is progressing nicely in his recovery.

    Advice: Turner indicated he is feeling good and has been riding a bike and doing light running in recent days. He's eligible to return from the disabled list on Wednesday, and while the team will proceed cautiously with their prized shortstop, there's a chance that he could be ready to return by the end of next week. Apr 15, 6:29 am
    Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    5:40 pm @Col
  • Brandon Crawford returns to Giants lineup
    Brandon Crawford has returned to the Giants starting lineup for Friday's showdown against Tyler Anderson and the Rockies.

    Advice: Crawford was away from the club on Thursday due to a death in the family. He's right back in there on Friday night hitting in the fifth slot of manager Bruce Bochy's lineup. Apr 14, 3:53 pm
  • Mariners expect Segura back soon
    The Mariners remain optimistic that Jean Segura will be ready to return when first eligible on Apr. 21.

    Advice: Segura was placed on the disabled list Tuesday because of a strained right hamstring. Taylor Motter is filling in at shortstop. Apr 14, 2:21 pm
    Player Note
    Jean Segura Sea - 2B,SS
    10-Day DL
  • Brandon Crawford appeared as pinch-hitter
    Brandon Crawford (personal) grounded out as a pinch-hitter Thursday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Crawford left the Giants late Wednesday following the passing of his sister-in-law, but he made it back to be available off the bench Thursday. He'll be in the lineup Friday. Apr 14, 6:18 am
  • Cozart runs hitting streak to eight games
    Zack Cozart went 3-for-3 in a loss to the Brewers on Thursday.

    Advice: Cozart has now hit safely in all eight games in which he's played, batting .481/.516/.704 with two doubles and two triples. It seems as though he does something like this every year, starting hot amid questions of whether it can last. It hasn't yet. Perhaps the Reds can parlay his good start into a trade that frees up time for Dilson Herrera at second base, with Jose Peraza sliding over to short. Apr 14, 5:15 am
    4:40 pm @Mil
  • Arcia doubles hit total with three-hit night
    Orlando Arcia found his stroke Thursday night, going 3-for-4 with a run scored in a win over the Reds.

    Advice: Arcia was just 3-for-22 in his first seven games, with just one extra-base hit to date. There will be plenty of ups and downs as the 22-year-old acclimates to the majors, but he should be a mainstay at short for the Brewers for years to come. In the meantime, they'll live with his pedestrian offense and above-average defense. Apr 14, 5:14 am
  • Trevor Story connects for first homer
    Trevor Story went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday’s win over the Giants.

    Advice: Story started off the 2016 season like a house on fire, but his (ahem) story was slow to start up during the first week-plus of play during the current campaign. He entered action on Thursday looking for his first home run of the season. Facing off with Madison Bumgarner in the fourth inning, Story checked that box and then some, socking a no-doubt two-run shot to left with two outs. The 24-year-old shortstop mashed 27 taters in an injury-shortened campaign last season. Apr 14, 2:25 am
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