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  • Nick Ahmed exits after HBP in hand
    Nick Ahmed was pulled from Tuesday's game against the Cardinals after being hit on the right hand by a pitch.

    Advice: Ahmed was plunked by a Trevor Rosenthal fastball, which isn't ideal. He left the game pretty quickly and went straight to the clubhouse, where he's surely going to undergo X-rays. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:28 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 6-5 vs StL
     
  • Trea Turner steals four bases in Nats victory
    Trea Turner went 2-for-5 and swiped four bases as the Nationals dispatched of the Cubs 6-1 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Turner was instant offense for the Nationals in this one. He led off the game with an infield single then proceeded to swipe second and third base before scampering home on an infield single by Brian Goodwin. Next time up he walked in the third inning, again swiped second and third base, then scored on an error. His average continues to climb as well, hitting .267/.307/.406 with seven homers, 32 RBI and 32 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:57 pm
    New Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    W, 6-1 vs ChC
     
  • Adeiny Hechavarria plates two in Rays debut
    Adeiny Hechavarria went 1-for-3 and drove home a pair of runs in his Rays' debut on Tuesday.

    Advice: The recently-acquired shortstop came through with a run-scoring single in the eighth inning and tacked on an insurance run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th. He should see regular playing time at shortstop for the Rays and is worth a look in AL-only formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:34 pm
  • Troy Tulowitzki goes deep in loss to Orioles
    Troy Tulowitzi clubbed his fourth home run of the season in a losing effort against the Orioles on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Blue Jays were one out away from being shut out in this one before Tulowitzki tagged O's closer Brad Brach for the solo shot. He finished the night 1-for-4 and is hitting .242/.299/.373 with four homers and 18 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:14 pm
  • Corey Seager (hamstring) out again Tuesday
    Corey Seager (hamstring) remained out of the Dodgers' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Seager hasn't played since suffering a Grade 1 right hamstring strain last Friday. He is set to go through another workout prior to Tuesday's game to see if he's able to avoid the disabled list. Enrique Hernandez is handling shortstop again. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:38 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 4-0 vs LAA
     
  • Chris Owings sitting out on Tuesday
    Chris Owings is absent from the Diamondbacks' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: It looks to be a routine day off. Nick Ahmed is at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:30 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Owings Ari - 2B,SS,OF
    W, 6-5 vs StL
     
  • Aledmys Diaz sitting out on Tuesday
    Aledmys Diaz is not in the Cardinals' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: It looks to be a routine day off. The Cards have Paul DeJong at shortstop and Greg Garcia at second base. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:23 pm
  • Tyler Wade might not start until Thursday
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that Tyler Wade might not make a start until Thursday with the White Sox throwing lefties Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Advice: Ronald Torreyes is at second base in Starlin Castro's (hamstring) place Tuesday and it sounds like he'll probably be there Wednesday, as well. The left-handed swinging Wade should be in there against all righties, starting with James Shields on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:32 pm
  • Tyler Saladino (back) fields grounders
    Tyler Saladino (back) fielded groundballs in pre-game on Tuesday.

    Advice: Saladino says that his back -- which he noted previously had been an issue since last season -- is now pain-free. He'll need a rehab assignment before returning and it's unclear when that might happen. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:17 pm
    10-Day DL
    W, 4-3 vs NYY
     
  • Chase d'Arnaud goes on paternity leave
    Padres placed INF Chase d'Arnaud on the paternity leave list.

    Advice: He'll miss the next 1-3 games. Manny Margot was activated from the DL to take d'Arnaud's spot. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:06 pm
    New Player Note
    Chase d'Arnaud SD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    Not Active
    L, 3-0 vs Atl
     
  • Villar on the bench in return from DL
    Jonathan Villar is not in the starting lineup Tuesday versus the Reds.

    Advice: In other words, Villar is sitting in his return from the disabled list while the hot-hitting Eric Sogard will start at second base and hit leadoff. He struggled before hitting the DL with a back strain and now his playing time could be in jeopardy. Ryan Braun, who was also activated from the DL on Tuesday, is in the lineup. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:47 pm
    L, 8-6 @Cin
     
  • Jonathan Villar activated from disabled list
    Brewers activated INF Jonathan Villar from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Villar landed on the disabled list with a back strain earlier this month, but he made it through a brief rehab assignment with no issues while going 8-for-13. The Brewers will have to hope that he can keep it going in his return to the active roster. Villar has put up a disappointing .213/.283/.342 batting line so far this season. Eric Sogard could cut into his playing time if he continues to struggle. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:22 pm
    L, 8-6 @Cin
     
  • Brewers designate Franklin for assignment
    Brewers designated INF Nick Franklin for assignment.

    Advice: Franklin gets the boot with Jonathan Villar and Ryan Braun coming back from the disabled list. The 26-year-old was claimed off waivers from the Rays at the end of spring training, but he batted just .195/.258/.317 with two homers and 10 RBI through 53 games during his tenure with Milwaukee. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:15 pm
    New Player Note
    Nick Franklin Mil - 1B,2B,SS,OF
    Not Active
    L, 8-6 @Cin
     
  • Rays option INF Robertson to Triple-A
    Rays optioned INF Daniel Robertson to Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for the newly-acquired Adeiny Hechavarria. Robertson was batting .224/.314/.365 with five homers and 16 RBI through 58 games as a rookie. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:10 pm
    Not Active
    W, 4-2 @Pit
     
  • Addison Russell (shoulder) out again Tuesday
    Addison Russell (shoulder) is out of the Cubs' lineup again on Tuesday.

    Advice: Russell was able to pinch hit on Monday, but his shoulder apparently isn't 100 percent just yet. Javier Baez will cover shortstop duties while Tommy La Stella plays second and Jeimer Candelario starts at third. Kris Bryant will play right field. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:07 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 6-1 @Was
     
  • Russell (shoulder) appears as pinch-hitter
    Addison Russell (shoulder) struck out as a pinch-hitter in Monday's game against the Nationals.

    Advice: Russell was held out of the starting lineup after he was forced to exit Sunday's game with right shoulder discomfort. That he was able to pinch-hit suggests that he's not far off. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:39 am
    Day-to-Day
    L, 6-1 @Was
     
  • Trevor Story hits RBI single in losing effort
    Trevor Story went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Monday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Story hit an RBI single in the seventh inning to get the Rockies on the scoreboard, but even with that hit, they still trailed by a 5-1 score. They wound up losing by a 9-2 final. For the season as a whole, Story is slashing just .223/.307/.409 with 10 homers and 29 RBI across 215 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:32 pm
  • Tim Anderson bashes three-run homer in ninth
    Wearing corrective glasses for the first time, Tim Anderson went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run in Monday's loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: The White Sox trailed 6-1 heading to the bottom of the ninth inning, but Anderson would sock a three-run homer off Chasen Shreve to force the Yankees to bring Aroldis Chapman into the game. The young shortstop is hitting .253/.278/.377 with seven homers, 24 RBI and five steals over the course of 67 games played for the season as a whole. Hopefully the new eyewear will be a turning point for the young shortstop. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:50 pm
    W, 4-3 vs NYY
     
  • Andrus hammers pair of homers in loss to CLE
    Elvis Andrus went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer, a solo homer, three runs scored and four RBI in Monday's 15-9 loss to the Indians.

    Advice: The Rangers were already leading 4-1 when Andrus launched a three-run homer off Carlos Carrasco in the second inning. He would go on to smack a solo shot in the fourth inning to boost the lead to 9-2, a lead which the Rangers somehow managed to blow over the next few innings. The home runs continued what has been a superb overall campaign for the 28-year-old shortstop, who is hitting to a .299/.348/.463 triple-slash with nine homers, 45 RBI, 46 runs scored and 18 stolen bases in 298 at-bats. The nine homers are a career high. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:00 pm
    W, 2-1 @Cle
     
  • Report: Yankees will call up Tyler Wade
    Jack Curry of YES Network reports that the Yankees plan to call up Tyler Wade to replace Starlin Castro (hamstring) on the roster.

    Advice: Castro exited Monday's game with a strained right hamstring and looks to be headed to the disabled list prior to Tuesday's contest. Wade has earned the promotion, batting .313 with five homers and 24 stolen bases this season for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The 22-year-old is ranked by MLB.com as the No. 11 prospect in a loaded Yankees farm system. Wade would figure to play regularly while Castro is sidelined and is worth scooping up in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:21 pm
  • Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) could return Friday
    Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) could be activated from the disabled list when first eligible on Friday.

    Advice: Nunez was finally placed on the DL over the weekend after trying to play through a strained hamstring for a while. The Giants clearly think he's had enough down time. Ryder Jones has been filling in at third base. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:14 pm
    10-Day DL
    Top 10, 3-3 vs Col
     
  • Corey Seager (hamstring) runs in outfield
    Corey Seager (hamstring) did some running in the outfield prior to Monday's game.

    Advice: He wasn't running quite at full speed, but it's nice to hear regardless. Seager will sit out again Monday and might miss a few more days of action, but it's looking at this point like he should avoid a trip to the disabled list. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:11 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 4-0 vs LAA
     
  • J.T. Riddle now Marlins' starter at shortstop
    J.T. Riddle will continue be the Marlins' starter at shortstop following the trade of Adeiny Hechavarria to the Rays.

    Advice: Riddle, 25, has batted an unimpressive .230/.251/.354 with three homers over his first 173 plate appearances with the big club. He's a downgrade from Hechavarria defensively and never hit much in the minors, either. For fantasy purposes, Riddle is merely a deep NL-only option. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:40 pm
    Player Note
    JT Riddle Mia - 2B,SS
    W, 6-3 vs NYM
     
  • Rays' deal for Adeiny Hechavarria is official
    Rays acquired SS Adeiny Hechavarria from the Marlins in exchange for RHP Ethan Clark and OF Braxton Lee.

    Advice: The deal was reported earlier Monday and is now official. Tampa will cover the rest of what remains of $4.35 million salary for this season, which is why they gave up very little in the deal. Hechavarria is a career .255/.291/.337 hitter, but he's an elite defender and is under team control through 2018. He'll remain on the disabled list for now but should be activated later this week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:28 pm
  • Ehire Adrianza (abdomen) nearing rehab
    Ehire Adrianza (abdomen) could begin a rehab assignment in the next few days.

    Advice: Adrianza was placed on the disabled list last week with an abdominal strain, but he received encouraging news from tests. He's eligible to return on Sunday and it sounds like he could be ready then. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:07 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 9-2 @Bos
     
  • Russell (shoulder) out of lineup Monday
    Addison Russell (shoulder) is not in Monday's lineup.

    Advice: Russell exited Sunday's game with right shoulder discomfort, but it's unclear how much time he'll need to miss. Javy Baez will make the start at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:52 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 6-1 @Was
     
  • Rays to acquire SS Hechavarria from Marlins
    Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Rays are set to acquire Adeiny Hechavarria from the Marlins for minor league outfielder Braxton Lee and right-hander Ethan Clark.

    Advice: The deal isn't yet official. The Rays are expected to cover the remainder of Hechavarria's $4.35 million salary for this season. The 28-year-old has been sidelined for over a month with an oblique injury, but he was slated to make his return this week. He'll presumably take over as the primary shortstop for the Rays. Hechavarria, who is under team control through 2018, is a .255/.291/.337 hitter in the majors. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:28 pm
  • Mateo swipes three bags
    Yankees prospect Jorge Mateo went 1-for-3 with two walks on Sunday for High-A Tampa.

    Advice: Mateo also scored two runs, and he was able to steal three bases without being caught as well, which gives him 28 on the year. As ugly as some of the numbers are (.240 average, .288 on-base percentage), it's still tough to ignore Mateo as a fantasy prospect because of that elite speed. These games have been too few in 2017, however, and his stock has fallen as much as any fantasy prospect in baseball. Bummer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:21 am
    Not Active
    L, 4-3 @CWS
     
  • Perez picks up two hits
    Cardinals prospect Delvin Perez went 2-for-4 on Sunday for short-season Johnson City.

    Advice: Perez also scored a run and drew a walk, and was also caught stealing. The Cardinals first-round pick last summer, Perez has obvious talent; he's a plus-plus runner who can make all the plays at shortstop, and he also has some sneaky power potential from the right side. Applying these skills has been an issue at times, but that's not unheard of for teenagers. If you're looking for a long-term prospect at shortstop, Perez makes a lot of sense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:49 am
    Not Active
    L, 6-5 @Ari
     
  • Rays would want more in Hechavarria deal
    According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, if the Rays assume all of Adeiny Hechavarria's salary in a trade, they'd like the Marlins to include "a nice, cheap power arm."

    Advice: Crasnick mentions Kyle Barraclough as a potential fit, though it's unclear whether the two sides have discussed him. That sounds pretty extreme for the Marlins to give him up just to part with the remainder of Hechavarria's $4.35 million salary for this season. Either way, if the Marlins want teams to pick up his salary, they aren't going to get much in return. Crasnick reports that talks between the Marlins and Rays are "about to come to a head" while Bob Nightengale of USA Today hears that the two sides are optimistic they'll complete a deal Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:25 am
  • Adames continues his strong June
    Rays prospect Willy Adames went 3-for-5 on Sunday for Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: One of the hits was a double, and Adames also scored a run. He's crushed the ball in June, and he's not hitting .395/.490/.605 for the month. The Rays are absolutely in contention and may not want to call up Adames until they're sure he's ready to play everyday. He sure looks like he's ready to play everyday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:02 am
    Not Active
    W, 4-2 @Pit
     
  • Report: Rays front-runners for Hechavarria
    Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that the Rays are "believed to be the front-runners" to acquire Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria.

    Advice: The Rays would presumably install Hechavarria as their regular shortstop and move Tim Beckham to second base. Frisaro notes that the Marlins are in discussions with multiple teams, but they hope to get a deal done before Tuesday. Hechavarria, who is nearing a return from an oblique injury, was batting .277/.288/.385 with one home run and six RBI over 20 games prior to landing on the DL. The 28-year-old is making $4.35 million this season and is under team control through 2018. The Marlins want to clear his salary and net one or two pitching prospects in return. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:56 am
  • Franklin (hamstring) appears as pinch-hitter
    Nick Franklin (hamstring) flew out as a pinch-hitter Sunday against the Braves.

    Advice: Franklin left Friday's game with hamstring tightness and was ejected from Saturday's game after yelling something from the dugout. The 26-year-old is hitting .195/.258/.317 with two homers and 10 RBI over 53 games this season in a utility role. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:53 am
    New Player Note
    Nick Franklin Mil - 1B,2B,SS,OF
    Not Active
    L, 8-6 @Cin
     
  • Sogard (knee) singles in return to action
    Eric Sogard (knee) went 1-for-5 with a single in his return to action Sunday against the Braves.

    Advice: Sogard was limited to pinch-hitting duties on Saturday after he was hit in the knee by a pitch during Friday's game. The 31-year-old has been an unexpected contributor this season, hitting .353/.462/.529 with three home runs and 14 RBI over 38 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:42 am
    Player Note
    Eric Sogard Mil - 2B,SS
    L, 8-6 @Cin
     
  • Allen Cordoba (hand) available off bench
    Allen Cordoba (hand) will be available off the Padres' bench Sunday.

    Advice: They'd like to stay away from him, though, as Cordoba still has swelling after exiting Saturday's game against the Tigers with a left hand contusion. The Padres have an off day Monday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:24 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 3-0 vs Atl
     
  • Addison Russell exits game with sore shoulder
    Addison Russell departed Sunday's game versus the Marlins with right shoulder discomfort.

    Advice: It's something that's been a recurring ailment for him this season. Consider Russell day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:58 am
    Day-to-Day
    L, 6-1 @Was
     
  • Corey Seager (hamstring) to avoid DL
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that Corey Seager (hamstring) "feels considerably better" and could be available off the bench.

    Advice: There had been some speculation that Seager might be placed on the disabled list with a hamstring injury he suffered Friday, but it doesn't appear it will come to that. The star shortstop will miss a second straight start but it sounds like he could return to the lineup relatively soon. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:20 am
    Day-to-Day
    W, 4-0 vs LAA
     
  • Corey Seager (hamstring) to be placed on DL?
    David Vassegh 570 AM in Los Angeles writes that the "indication" is that the Dodgers will place Corey Seager (hamstring) on the disabled list Sunday or Monday.

    Advice: Seager strained his right hamstring on Friday. It's considered a Grade 1 strain and doesn't look like a long-term ailment, but it appears the Dodgers intend to play things safely here. Mike Freeman has been added to the Dodgers' taxi squad and looks like Seager's replacement on the roster. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:09 am
    Day-to-Day
    W, 4-0 vs LAA
     
  • Trevor Story whiffs three times in loss
    Trevor Story was hitless across four at-bats with three strikeouts in Saturday's road loss against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Story had been showing some signs of life at the plate, raising his average from .197 to .234 in 17 games from June 1-20. However, he has just one single in 13 at-bats with eight strikeouts over the past four outings to get himself back into a hole. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:52 pm
  • Allen Cordoba leaves with hand contusion
    Allen Cordoba left Saturday's game against the Tigers with a left hand contusion.

    Advice: He exited after taking a pitch off his left hand in the third inning. Chase d'Arnaud pinch-ran for Cordoba and replaced him at shortstop. Until we hear otherwise, consider Cordoba day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:45 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 3-0 vs Atl
     
  • Turner goes 5-for-5 with four runs, two RBI
    Trea Turner went 5-for-5 with two runs batted in and four runs scored as the Nationals thrashed the Reds on Saturday.

    Advice: All five hits were singles and he also walked in the ballgame. His team amassed 19 hits and seven walks as they circled the bases all afternoon. The big day boosts Turner's slash line to .275/.312/.424 in 292 plate appearances. He has hit seven home runs, scored 49 times, driven in 32 runs and swiped 28 bags on the season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:26 pm
    New Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    W, 6-1 vs ChC
     
  • Corey Seager (hamstring) out vs. Rockies
    Corey Seager (hamstring) is not in the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Seager will get the night off after leaving Friday's game with a right hamstring injury. His MRI confirmed a Grade 1 strain, but the Dodgers are still calling him day-to-day. Enrique Hernandez will fill in at shortstop and bat eighth against right-hander Tyler Chatwood. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:37 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 4-0 vs LAA
     
  • Russell goes 2-for-4 with two runs scored Sat
    Addison Russell went 2-for-4 and scored two runs in Saturday's win over the Marlins.

    Advice: He reached base twice and was driven in by Javier Baez twice. The young shortstop has taken a step back at the plate this year, although he has been heating up lately. Perhaps he's turned a corner in his development. The 23-year-old shortstop is batting .235/.302/.412 with seven homers, 36 runs and 29 RBI in 248 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:33 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 6-1 @Was
     
  • Tulowitzki goes 2-for-4 with a solo homer Sat
    Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-4 and smacked a solo home run during a loss to the Royals on Saturday.

    Advice: He took starter Jason Vargas deep to open the scoring in the second inning. Tulowitzki spent five weeks on the disabled list with a hamstring injury and hasn't been very productive when able to play. He is batting .241/.297/.359 with three home runs and 17 RBI in 40 games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:37 pm
  • Aledyms Diaz sitting against Pirates
    Aledmys Diaz is not in the Cardinals' lineup Saturday against the Pirates.

    Advice: He's just getting a maintenance day. Diaz has fared poorly against tonight's starter Gerrit Cole (1-for-8), which probably made the decision to sit him a bit easier. Paul DeJong is starting at shortstop and batting sixth for St. Louis. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:53 pm
  • Nick Franklin tossed for arguing Saturday
    Nick Franklin was ejected for arguing Saturday against the Braves.

    Advice: Franklin wasn't in the lineup after leaving the previous night's game with hamstring tightness, but was thrown out by second base umpire Jerry Meals for something he said from the dugout. Apparently he was upset the Braves were allowed to challenge a pickoff play at first base after waiting longer than their allotted 30 seconds. The ejection occurred with one out in the first inning. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:38 pm
    New Player Note
    Nick Franklin Mil - 1B,2B,SS,OF
    Not Active
    L, 8-6 @Cin
     
  • Elvis Andrus plates two runs in win Saturday
    Elvis Andrus went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI as the Rangers dispatched of the Yankees on Saturday afternoon in New York.

    Advice: Andrus got the Rangers on the board with an RBI single in the first inning, then added on an RBI double in the ninth. He's in the midst of an outstanding season offensively, slashing .292/.339/.440 with seven homers, 40 RBI and 18 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:20 pm
    W, 2-1 @Cle
     
  • Eric Sogard (knee) not in lineup on Saturday
    Eric Sogard (knee) is not in the Brewers' starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Sogard was removed from Friday's game after being hit by a pitch in his knee and apparently needs another day to rest. Keon Broxton has been elevated to the leadoff spot in the Brewers' lineup in a tasty matchup against James Shields and the White Sox. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:46 am
    Player Note
    Eric Sogard Mil - 2B,SS
    L, 8-6 @Cin
     
  • Corey Seager diagnosed with hamstring cramp
    Corey Seager has been diagnosed with a right hamstring cramp.

    Advice: He's considered day-to-day. Fantasy owners and Dodgers' fans alike can now breathe a sigh of relief. Look for him to return to the Dodgers' staring lineup at some point this weekend. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:35 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 4-0 vs LAA
     
  • Corey Seager leaves game with apparent injury
    Corey Seager was forced to leave Friday's game against the Rockies with an apparent right leg injury.

    Advice: Seager delivered an RBI single in the second inning and advanced to second base on the throw to the plate, but grabbed his leg as he got up. He stayed in the game, scoring on Justin Turner's RBI single, but then went into the clubhouse with the trainer and was lifted from the contest. Look for an update from the Dodgers on his status after Friday's game. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:26 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 4-0 vs LAA
     
  • Giants place Eduardo Nunez on 10-day DL
    Giants placed INF Eduardo Nunez on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 20, with a hamstring strain.

    Advice: Nunez had been trying to play through the injury and avoid the disabled list, but has missed six of the last seven games. Conor Gillaspie was activated from the disabled list and will start at third base in his place until Nunez is ready to return. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:46 pm
    10-Day DL
    Top 10, 3-3 vs Col
     
  • Rays the favorites for Adeiny Hechavarria?
    ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the "perception of some involved" in Adeiny Hechavarria trade talks is that the Rays have "created some traction."

    Advice: The Marlins appear eager to dump Hechavarria and his $4.35 million contract and a deal is expected to go down sometime over the weekend. The Orioles and Cardinals have reportedly been interested in addition to the Rays, but it appears Tampa Bay has inched ahead. Tim Beckham can move to second base to clear a starting spot for the slick-fielding Hechavarria. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:40 pm
  • Russell powers Cubs with homer, four hits
    Addison Russell went 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored as the Cubs pounded the Marlins 11-1 on Thursday.

    Advice: The Cubs' cleanup hitter on this day certainly did his fair share of cleaning up, homering in the seventh inning and knocking two more doubles over the course of the game. It's been a difficult year for the 23-year-old, but he's now hitting .297 (14-for-47) with four homers this month. Overall, Russell still has some work to do on his .234/.304/.413 line. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:16 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 6-1 @Was
     
  • Adrianza placed on DL with abdominal injury
    Twins placed INF Ehire Adrianza on the disabled list with an abdominal injury.

    Advice: He must have suffered the injury in Wednesday's game against the White Sox. Adrianza has played sparingly this year, batting .259 over 54 at-bats as a utility player. The Twins also demoted Nik Turley on Thursday. They're expected to call up two pitchers on Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:20 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 9-2 @Bos
     
  • Corey Seager absent from Thursday's lineup
    Corey Seager is not in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday against the Mets.

    Advice: The Dodgers are going with a mostly right-handed lineup (Cody Bellinger is the one exception) against Mets lefty Steven Matz. Chris Taylor will fill in at shortstop and bat second for the Dodgers. Seager enjoyed his second career three-homer game on Tuesday night. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:02 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 4-0 vs LAA
     
  • Chris Owings hammers ninth HR Thursday
    Chris Owings slugged his ninth homer Thursday in the Diamondbacks' 10-3 rout of Colorado.

    Advice: Owings staked the D’Backs to a 5-1 lead by crushing a three-run blast off Antonio Senzatela in the third inning. That was Owings’ only hit of the afternoon. Owings has cooled off this month (.213 AVG in June) but is still sporting an eight-game hitting streak. He’s already set a career-high in homers and needs just six RBI to match last year’s total of 49. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:43 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Owings Ari - 2B,SS,OF
    W, 6-5 vs StL
     
  • Troy Tulowitzki goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Troy Tulowitzki went 0-for-4 in Thursday's loss and hasn't driven in a run in his last 12 games.

    Advice: Tulo hit a grand slam in his third game back from the disabled list on May 29. Apart from that, he's collected one RBI in 22 games since his return and two in 31 games if you want to go pre-injury. Even so, Jays manager John Gibbons keeps on batting him fifth or sixth every day. That really needs to change. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:54 pm
  • Eric Sogard doubles twice against Pirates
    Eric Sogard went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored Thursday against the Pirates.

    Advice: The two doubles give him 15 extra-base hits in 112 at-bats. Sogard, who didn't play in the majors last year, had 16 extra-base hits in 372 at-bats in 2015 and 11 in 291 at-bats in 2014. In what's been a pretty crazy year so far, Sogard's performance just might be the biggest outlier of them all. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:39 pm
    Player Note
    Eric Sogard Mil - 2B,SS
    L, 8-6 @Cin
     
  • Nunez absent for sixth time in seven games
    Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) remained out of the Giants' lineup Thursday against the Braves.

    Advice: It will be his sixth absence in the last seven games. Kelby Tomlinson will fill in at third base and bat leadoff Thursday against Braves lefty Jaime Garcia. Nunez is expected to test out his hamstring on Friday. If he's still not right, the Giants will likely place him on the disabled list. If Nunez does land on the DL, Conor Gillaspie would likely be called up to take his place. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:27 pm
    10-Day DL
    Top 10, 3-3 vs Col
     
  • Marlins expected to trade Adeiny Hechavarria
    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports has heard from rival executives that Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria "will be traded in [the] next few days."

    Advice: Passan says Miami is "still shopping offers" for the 28-year-old, who is currently on the disabled list with a strained left oblique but due to return to the Marlins' active roster this weekend. Hechavarria has batted just .255/.291/.337 in 640 career major league games, but he's a good defender and under contractual control through 2018. J.T. Riddle has been starting at shortstop for the Fish. Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald notes that the Cardinals, Orioles and Rays have all checked in on Hechavarria. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:13 pm
  • Ehire Adrianza steals three bases in win
    Ehire Adrianza went 1-for-4 with three steals and an RBI in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

    Advice: This was Adrianza's first career game with three base thefts. He also drove in a run with an RBI ground out in the third inning. The utility infielder has not done much with the bat this season -- hitting a quiet .259/.323/.333 -- but is now up to six steals through 26 games played. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:32 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 9-2 @Bos
     
  • Nunez MRI reveals hamstring inflammation
    An MRI on Eduardo Nunez's injured hamstring revealed inflammation.

    Advice: Nunez recently missed three games due to hamstring tightness, an injury which he reaggravated on Monday against the Braves. The Giants will look to gauge his health on Friday, when he tests the hamstring out on the field, after which they will decide whether or not a stint on the 10-day disabled list is in order. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:12 pm
    10-Day DL
    Top 10, 3-3 vs Col
     
  • Addison Russell's wife won't speak to MLB
    Addison Russell's wife Melissa stated through her attorney Wednesday that she will not speak to MLB investigators about recent allegations of domestic violence.

    Advice: Melissa Russell's friend wrote on social media earlier this month that the Cubs shortstop "physically and mentally abused" his wife during their relationship. Addison has denied those claims and Melissa isn't talking, but the two are in the process of a divorce and there's still the possibility of a suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. We just wouldn't expect a quick resolution. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:37 am
    Day-to-Day
    L, 6-1 @Was
     
  • Corey Seager posts three HR, six RBI vs. Mets
    Corey Seager finished 4-for-5 with a double, three home runs and six RBI in Tuesday's 12-0 rout of the Mets.

    Advice: Seager almost posted the rare home-run cycle, as he had a two-run homer in the first inning, a solo homer in the fourth and a three-run homer in the fifth. He had a drive to the wall with the bases loaded in the sixth inning, just missing the grand slam. He's also the youngest player to collect four extra-base hits in a game since Miguel Cabrera on April 29, 2005. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:04 am
    Day-to-Day
    W, 4-0 vs LAA
     
  • Nick Franklin leaves the yard in loss to Bucs
    Nick Franklin homered and plated two runs on Tuesday, but it wasn't enough to lead his club to victory over the Pirates.

    Advice: Franklin got the Brewers on the board with a solo shot in the second inning then added on a run-scoring double in the third. He finished the night 2-for-3 and is now hitting .192/.259/.321 with a pair of homers and 10 RBI in his limited action this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:55 pm
    New Player Note
    Nick Franklin Mil - 1B,2B,SS,OF
    Not Active
    L, 8-6 @Cin
     
  • Addison Russell has two hits in win Tuesday
    Addison Russell went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the Cubs shut out the Padres on Tuesday evening.

    Advice: Russell delivered a run-scoring single in the fourth inning that increased the Cubs' lead to 2-0. While his bat has perked up a bit over the past two weeks, he's still hitting a highly-disappointing .224/.297/.386 with six homers and 27 RBI for the year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:14 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 6-1 @Was
     
  • Trea Turner swipes 27th base in win Tuesday
    Trea Turner swiped his 27th base of the season in Tuesday's victory over the Marlins.

    Advice: Turner finished the night 0-for-4, yet still found a way to contribute for his fantasy owners. He walked, reached on a fielder's choice, swiped a bag and scored two runs. Turner is now hitting .256/.290/.408 with seven homers, 30 RBI and 27 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:19 pm
    New Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    W, 6-1 vs ChC
     
  • Hechavarria (oblique) plays fourth rehab game
    Adeiny Hechavarria (oblique) finished 0-for-2 with a walk Tuesday at High-A Jupiter.

    Advice: It was his fourth minor league rehab game. Hechavarria, out since May 10 with a left oblique strain, is on track to return to the Marlins by the end of this week. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:29 pm
  • Eduardo Nunez to undergo MRI on hamstring
    Eduardo Nunez is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his troublesome hamstring.

    Advice: Nunez just missed three games with hamstring tightness and he aggravated the injury in his return to action Monday night against the Braves. It sounds like he could be headed for the 10-day disabled list. Look for an update Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:21 pm
    10-Day DL
    Top 10, 3-3 vs Col
     
  • Addison Russell (ankle) back in lineup Tues.
    Addison Russell (ankle) is back in the Cubs' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Russell missed two starts with a sprained ankle, although he entered Monday's game in a double switch. He's at shortstop and batting fifth. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:23 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 6-1 @Was
     
  • Eric Sogard to keep Brewers' second base job?
    Brewers manager Craig Counsell seemed to indicate Monday that Eric Sogard could continue to start at second base after Jonathan Villar (back) returns.

    Advice: "We have a tough situation," Counsell admitted. "Sogard is playing extremely well. It’s not 30 at-bats anymore (Sogard had 116 plate appearances). We’re a ways into it and Eric Sogard continues to play at a really high level and get on base at a really incredible pace. He’s been a productive offensive and defensive player. He’s playing at a really high level. I think there's space for us to give (Villar) some playing time. But we're looking for the players who are helping us win games." Villar is slated to begin a rehab assignment this week and return next week. Both players ultimately figure to get an opportunity, but it sounds like Sogard could have a leg up for the second base job, at least initially. He's sporting a .350/.458/.530 batting line this season, while Villar has hit only .213/.283/.342. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:20 am
    Player Note
    Eric Sogard Mil - 2B,SS
    L, 8-6 @Cin
     
  • Jonathan Villar (back) nears rehab assignment
    Jonathan Villar (back) will begin a rehab assignment later this week.

    Advice: The details of the assignment haven't been ironed out yet, but Villar's lower back strain is doing much better. He took some swings in early batting practice and did some running prior to Monday's game. Eric Sogard has played well while filling in at second base and figures to still get some starts there once Villar returns. Rotoworld.com Jun 19, 2:25 pm
    L, 8-6 @Cin
     
  • Addison Russell (ankle) out of lineup again
    Addison Russell (ankle) remained out of the Cubs' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Russell has sat out two straight contests after spraining his ankle Saturday. He's expected back Tuesday. Javier Baez is at shorstop Sunday and Ian Happ is at second base for the second straight day. Rotoworld.com Jun 19, 1:23 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 6-1 @Was
     
  • Jonathan Villar (back) takes swings, runs
    Jonathan Villar (back) took some swings in early batting practice and did some running prior to Monday's game.

    Advice: Villar was placed on the disabled list a little over a week ago with a lower back strain, but clearly he's feeling better and he indicated Monday that he could begin a rehab assignment soon. A return before the end of the month would seem to be a good possibility. Rotoworld.com Jun 19, 1:19 pm
    L, 8-6 @Cin
     
  • Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) in lineup Monday
    Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) is back in the Giants' starting lineup Monday versus the Braves.

    Advice: He'll start at third base and hit second against veteran knuckleballer R.A. Dickey after missing three games with a tight hamstring. Nunez is batting .300 with 17 stolen bases in 63 games this season for San Francisco. Rotoworld.com Jun 19, 1:05 pm
    10-Day DL
    Top 10, 3-3 vs Col
     
  • Eduardo Nunez absent for third straight game
    Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) missed his third consecutive game Sunday against the Rockies.

    Advice: He hasn't seen the field since leaving Thursday's game with hamstring tightness. The Giants have maintained that Nunez is day-to-day, but a DL stint could be in order if he doesn't turn a corner in the next few days. Utility man Aaron Hill has been filling in at third base. Rotoworld.com Jun 18, 5:36 pm
    10-Day DL
    Top 10, 3-3 vs Col
     
  • Trevor Story socks solo homer in win over SFG
    Trevor Story went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Giants.

    Advice: Story connected for a solo shot off Ty Blach in the seventh inning. The tater was his 10th of the season. In addition, the 24-year-old shortstop is hitting .227/.318/.433 and has driven in 28 runs in 57 games. He was one of the more fun stories in baseball last season, but has fallen off from the strong .272/.341/.567 triple-slash he posted in 2016. Rotoworld.com Jun 18, 3:45 pm
  • Chris Owings leaves the yard in win on Sunday
    Chris Owings blasted a solo home run as the Diamondbacks topped the Phillies on Sunday.

    Advice: Owings tagged Phillies' starter Ben Lively for the solo shot in the first inning that gave the Diamondbacks an early 3-0 lead. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the afternoon. He has been an important cog in the Diamondbacks' lineup this season, slashing .292/.327/.465 with eight homers and 39 RBI. Rotoworld.com Jun 18, 3:34 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Owings Ari - 2B,SS,OF
    W, 6-5 vs StL
     
  • Trea Turner steals four bases in loss to NYM
    Trea Turner stole four bases in the Nationals' loss to the Mets on Sunday.

    Advice: That set a new single-game franchise record for steals, but Turner didn't cross the plate once in the Nationals' 5-1 loss to New York. The speedy shortstop is up to 26 stolen bases in 58 games this season. Rotoworld.com Jun 18, 1:09 pm
    New Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    W, 6-1 vs ChC
     
  • Seager reaches five times in win over Reds
    Corey Seager reached base in all five plate appearances Saturday, going 2-for-2 with three walks, an RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Reds.

    Advice: Seager had an RBI single in the fourth inning and also doubled in the contest. His on-base skills have paid off thus far, as he's fifth in the league in both walks (43) and runs scored (49) through Saturday's games. The 23-year-old is hitting .286/.395/.469 with nine homers and 32 RBI as well. Rotoworld.com Jun 17, 7:05 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 4-0 vs LAA
     
  • Turner has one of three Nats homers in win
    Trea Turner went 2-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored to help the Nationals down the Mets 7-4 on Saturday.

    Advice: Turner greeted Mets starter Seth Lugo with a homer to lead off the game, one of three homers the Nats hit on the afternoon. The dinger was the seventh for Turner, who also has 30 RBI, 42 runs scored and 22 stolen bases on the year. The 23-year-old is hitting .264/.294/.428 through 57 games. Rotoworld.com Jun 17, 5:37 pm
    New Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    W, 6-1 vs ChC
     
  • Robertson goes 2-for-4 with two RBI vs Tigers
    Daniel Robertson went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Tigers.

    Advice: His fifth-inning single plated Colby Rasmus with the first run of the game for either team. He delivered another RBI single in the seventh and then came around to score on a Mallex Smith single. He has a .222 batting average with four homers and 14 RBI in 167 plate appearances. Still only 23 years old, the second baseman has the potential to develop into a fantasy-worthy option over the next few years. Rotoworld.com Jun 17, 5:32 pm
    Not Active
    W, 4-2 @Pit
     
  • Story goes 2-for-4 with an RBI vs Giants
    Trevor Story went 2-for-4 and drove in a run against the Giants on Saturday.

    Advice: His fifth-inning single plated Ian Desmond from third base and provided what would turn out to be the winning run. Story was a breakout sensation last year before suffering a season-ending thumb injury in July. He hasn't come anywhere close to repeating that performance this year. He hit .272/.341/.567 with 27 homers and 72 RBI in 97 games in 2016. He is batting .221/.315/.416 with nine homers and 27 RBI in 56 games in 2017. Rotoworld.com Jun 17, 4:00 pm
  • Adrianza whacks two hits in loss to Cleveland
    Ehire Adrianza notched two hits Saturday as the Twins fell to Cleveland in the first game of a day/night doubleheader.

    Advice: Adrianza and Eddie Rosario were the only Twins to manage more than one hit on Saturday. He drove in two of Minnesota’s three runs with a two-out double off Ryan Merritt in the fourth inning. The 27-year-old has hit .265 with no homers, six RBI and three steals while filling a utility role this season. Rotoworld.com Jun 17, 3:29 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 9-2 @Bos
     
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