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  • Jed Lowrie comes across to score three times
    Jed Lowrie finished 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, three runs scored and an RBI in Tuesday's against Miami.

    Advice: Lowrie has hit safely in five consecutive games, posting nine hits over 21 at-bats (.429) with six runs scored, two doubles, two hits and four RBI. He is slashing .283/.355/.464 as he continues to trend upward again after slumping hard in mid-May. Today, 12:15 am
  • Justin Bour records four hits in road win
    Justin Bour finished 4-for-5 with a double, solo home run, four runs scored and two RBI in Tuesday's win in Oakland.

    Advice: Bour has hit safely in a season-high six consecutive games, raising his average to his highest mark of the season at .280. He has also driven in at least one run in five straight outings to make him a must-start in NL-only leagues while also serving as a mid-tier value in DFS play. Today, 12:02 am
  • Jose Urena shaky in Tuesday's road win
    Jose Urena allowed six earned runs, four hits and two walks with three strikeouts over five innings in a win Tuesday in Oakland.

    Advice: Urena was staked to a 7-1 lead through three innings and he did his best to fritter away the huge cushion. Manager Don Mattingly let him stick around long enough to qualify for the win, but the real heroes in the game were on the Miami offense. Six Marlins recorded two or more hits. Yesterday, 11:51 pm
  • Chris Herrmann launches fifth homer
    Chris Herrmann finished 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's game against the White Sox.

    Advice: Herrmann has homered in three consecutive starts, posting four RBI during the span. While Jeff Mathis is superior defensively, Herrmann's bat is coming alive and he is making it hard for skipper Torey Lovullo to keep the backstop on the bench. He remains a No. 2 fantasy option in NL-only leagues with some power upside. Yesterday, 11:07 pm
  • Dickey yields 11 hits but gets quality start
    R.A. Dickey somehow managed to notch a quality start despite allowing 11 hits and three walks over six frames in Tuesday’s 6-5 win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Pitching on three days’ rest, Dickey struck out just two and surrendered a home run to Jordy Mercer, but he managed to keep the Braves in the game, ultimately permitting three runs while throwing 102 pitches. Atlanta is probably satisfied with the knuckleballer’s 4.17 ERA, but it’s come along with an ugly 1.56 WHIP and 28/24 K/BB ratio over 54 innings. Dickey faces the Giants in San Francisco on Sunday. Yesterday, 11:07 pm
  • Patrick Corbin squares record at 4-4
    Patrick Corbin allowed three earned runs while scattering eight hits over six innings in a win Tuesday against the White Sox.

    Advice: The left-hander walked one and struck out five in the 91-pitch quality start. While he has struggled on the road with a 0-3 record and 7.31 ERA in three outing away from home, he is a respectable 4-1 with a 2.63 ERA through seven home starts. The Diamondbacks are also a perfect 6-0 over his past six assignments. Yesterday, 10:59 pm
  • Matt Adams homers, then hits walk-off Tuesday
    Matt Adams doubled, homered and hit a walk-off RBI single in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Adams struck out three times and hit into a double play in his Braves debut Sunday, but he’s now gone deep each of the last two nights and delivered a walk-off RBI single off of Pirates closer Tony Watson on Tuesday. He’s batted fifth in each of his first three contests with his new club and is worth a corner infield spot in deeper fantasy leagues. Yesterday, 10:59 pm
    4:35 pm vs Pit
  • Mercer swats solo home run, drives in three
    Jordy Mercer mashed a solo homer and drove in three runs Tuesday against the Braves.

    Advice: Mercer took R.A. Dickey over the boards in the sixth inning and has now reached base in five of nine career plate appearances versus the knuckleballer. He then put the Pirates ahead in the top of the ninth following a long rain delay, but Pittsburgh coughed up the lead in the bottom of the frame. Mercer is sporting an unappetizing .215/.323/.299 batting line on the season. Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Jason Heyward swats solo home run
    Jason Heyward knocked a solo homer in Tuesday's win over the Giants.

    Advice: Heyward's blast in the second inning that landed in the basket at Wrigley Field looked feeble compared to Kyle Schwarber's monster shot in the first, but they counted just the same. The outfielder has a hit in all three games since returning from the disabled list and has reached base five times. Yesterday, 7:35 pm
  • Chris Taylor could see starts in outfield
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Chris Taylor could soon see starts in the outfield.

    Advice: Logan Forsythe (toe) just returned from the disabled list, crowding the situations at second and third base. Roberts wants to continue finding regular starts for Taylor, who's slashing .333/.446/.583 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 29 games. Yesterday, 4:36 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs StL
  • A's Bassitt experiencing arm fatigue
    Chris Bassitt has begun experiencing arm fatigue in his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

    Advice: Bassitt will get a few extra days off before his next minor league rehab start, and the A's are hoping that will do the trick. The right-hander was lit up for seven earned runs over 4 2/3 innings in his last appearance (May 20) with Triple-A Nashville. He worked five scoreless innings for Nashville on May 15. Yesterday, 4:32 pm
    60-Day DL
    12:35 pm vs Mia
  • MRI reveals no damage in Cahill's shoulder
    An MRI taken Tuesday on Trevor Cahill's right shoulder showed no major structural damage.

    Advice: Cahill was sent for the exam after experiencing lingering soreness in his right shoulder while attempting to play catch from 75 feet this weekend. He'll be shut down from throwing for the next 10-14 days and will then have to begin a rehab program from scratch. It's doubtful we see him again on a major league mound before mid-to-late June. Yesterday, 2:29 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm @NYM
  • Carlos Santana in right field again Tuesday
    Carlos Santana will make another start in right field Tuesday against the Reds.

    Advice: Santana had quite the scare in right field on Monday, but fortunately he's fine. He'll move back to first base on Wednesday when the series shifts to Cleveland. Yesterday, 11:49 am
  • Gose clocked at 99 mph in minors
    Anthony Gose was clocked at 99 mph during his first appearance with High-A Lakeland on Monday.

    Advice: Gose, who is making the switch from the outfield to the mound, was assigned to Lakeland after spending the first two months of the season in extended spring training. He allowed one run on one hit and one walk with one strikeout in his first appearance on Monday. Tigers vice president of player development Dave Littlefield said they are "very optimistic" about his progress thus far. Gose, a left-handed thrower, is still just 26 years old and could have an interesting second act ahead of him. Yesterday, 10:20 am
    Not Active
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Miguel Gonzalez allows five runs in loss
    Miguel Gonzalez surrendered five runs -- four earned -- over five-plus innings Monday as the White Sox fell to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Daniel Descalso tagged Gonzalez for a three-run homer in the bottom of the fourth inning and Paul Goldschmidt added a solo shot in the bottom of the sixth. Gonzalez is now 3-5 with a 4.55 ERA and 1.48 WHIP through nine starts this season. He has a weak 33/20 K/BB ratio in 55 1/3 innings. Monday, 9:22 pm
  • Adams slugs first home in Braves uniform
    Matt Adams went 2-for-4 with his first Braves home run in Monday's victory over the Pirates.

    Advice: Adams singled in the bottom of the fourth inning and slugged a two-run shot in the bottom of the fifth. It was his second game in an Atlanta uniform. He batted fifth in this one and is capable of providing decent deep-league fantasy value out of that spot. Monday, 8:10 pm
    4:35 pm vs Pit
  • Jordy Mercer leaves game with hand discomfort
    Jordy Mercer was removed from Monday's game against the Braves due to discomfort in his right hand.

    Advice: Mercer is considered day-to-day. He sustained the injury when he was hit in the hand by a groundball. Look for him to return to the Pirates' lineup in a day or two. Monday, 7:26 pm
  • Gose assigned to High-A Lakeland
    Anthony Gose, now a pitcher, has been assigned to High-A Lakeland.

    Advice: Gose, a .240/.309/.348 career hitter in the major leagues, has been working on the switch for a few weeks in extended spring training and is now ready to test himself in a real game. The 26-year-old is said to throw hard from the left side and Tigers manager Brad Ausmus recently gave high praise to his curveball. It will be an interesting story to follow. Monday, 12:35 pm
    Not Active
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Carlos Santana starting in RF on Monday
    Carlos Santana will start in right field Monday against the Reds in Cincinnati.

    Advice: Santana will be pushed to right field with the designated hitter unavailable under National League rules. This will be Santana's fourth start in right field this season. Edwin Encarnacion is starting at first base and Bradley Zimmer is on the bench. Monday, 11:26 am
  • Justin Bour socks late homer in loss to LAD
    Justin Bour went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Bour hit a leadoff home run against Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning to draw the Marlins to within 6-3. While that kept matters at least vaguely interesting, Bour's squad was unable to creep any closer, as that score held as the final. The 27-year-old first baseman is as locked in as any hitter in the game right now, having swatted six home runs in his last 10 games. He has cracked 11 homers and driven in 28 runs for the season as a whole. Sunday, 4:27 pm
  • Cahill (shoulder) has setback, will have MRI
    Trevor Cahill is headed for an MRI after feeling continued soreness in his right shoulder while throwing from 75 feet Saturday.

    Advice: Well, that's not a positive development. Cahill has been a pleasant surprise out of the Padres' rotation this season, but it's beginning to look like he could be sidelined for a while. Obviously, more will be known about his status once the exam results are in. Sunday, 11:18 am
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm @NYM
  • Matt Adams batting fifth in Braves debut
    Matt Adams is starting at first base and batting fifth in his Braves' debut Sunday.

    Advice: Acquired from the Cardinals via trade on Saturday, Adams will be Atlanta's regular first baseman -- at least against righties -- while Freddie Freeman (wrist) is sidelined. The big first baseman is worth a shot in deeper fantasy formats. Sunday, 7:48 am
    4:35 pm vs Pit
  • Chris Herrmann belts fourth homer
    Chris Herrmann finished 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Saturday's game in San Diego.

    Advice: Herrmann has back-to-back games with a pair of hits and a home run, showing some signs of life at a position which has been a bugaboo for the Diamondbacks. He finally inched his batting average back over the Mendoza line for the first time since May 2. He remains a No. 2 receiver option in deeper NL-only fantasy leagues, but he could change that outlook if he continues to stay hot. Sunday, 1:35 am
  • Lowrie goes 3-for-5 with a home run on Sat.
    Jed Lowrie went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored in a win over the Red Sox on Saturday.

    Advice: The homer came off reliever Noe Ramirez in the sixth inning. It was one of four longballs on the day for the Athletics against Red Sox pitching. Lowrie is wielding a surprisingly potent bat this season, batting .278/.350/.456 with six homers, 25 runs scored and 12 RBI through 42 games. Saturday, 5:24 pm
  • Braves acquire Matt Adams in two-player swap
    Braves acquired 1B/OF Matt Adams and cash considerations from the Cardinals in exchange for 1B/3B Juan Yepez.

    Advice: This move was a long time coming. With a full outfield and Matt Carpenter entrenched at first base, there was simply no path to playing time for Adams in St. Louis. It's a great move for the Braves, who needed a first baseman with Freddie Freeman (broken wrist) out for the next 10-12 weeks. Adams is already en route to Atlanta and is expected to start Sunday's series finale against the Nationals. The 28-year-old is due $2.8 million this year. Saturday, 3:41 pm
    4:35 pm vs Pit
  • Cubs activate Jason Heyward from 10-day DL
    Cubs activated OF Jason Heyward from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Heyward has been sidelined since May 6 due to a sprained finger. He's back in the lineup, starting in right field and batting sixth for the Cubs against Chase Anderson and the Brewers on Saturday. Saturday, 8:36 am
  • Chris Taylor hits fifth homer
    Chris Taylor went 3-for-4 with a homer and a double versus the Marlins on Friday.

    Advice: The Dodgers haven't missed Logan Forsythe at all with Taylor sporting an OPS in the neighborhood of 1.000 for weeks now. The Dodgers will be able to keep playing him regularly until Justin Turner returns. Friday, 11:41 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs StL
  • Dickey handed no-decision vs. Nationals
    R.A. Dickey was handed a no-decision after yielding four runs (two earned) over 5 1/3 innings against the Nationals on Friday.

    Advice: Dickey was at 117 pitches (his most since June 18, 2015) when he was pulled in the sixth inning. The knuckleballer yielded eight hits (including a solo homer to Daniel Murphy) and walked three while striking out four. Dickey has allowed three earned runs or fewer in seven out of his eight starts this season, but he has a shaky 26/21 K/BB ratio in 48 innings while giving up 10 home runs. The former Cy Young Award winner has faded from fantasy relevance. Friday, 9:26 pm
  • Jason Heyward (finger) to be activated Sat.
    Jason Heyward (finger) will be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.

    Advice: Heyward came out of his rehab game with Low-A South Bend on Thursday well and rejoined the Cubs on Friday, but the club will wait a day to activate him. Whether it's Ian Happ or someone else that gets sent down to make room for Heyward remains to be seen. Friday, 8:02 am
  • Lowrie hits two-run homer, A's beat BOS
    Jed Lowrie went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Lowrie struck for a two-run shot against Hector Velazquez in the first inning, his fifth home run of the season. In addition to that quintet of dingers, he owns a .268/.345/.436 triple-slash and has driven in 11 runs across 40 games played. Thursday, 11:00 pm
  • Justin Bour styles solo homer in loss to LAD
    Justin Bour went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Bour clobbered a solo home run off Hyun-Jin Ryu with two outs in the second inning. The dinger was his ninth of the season. He has been on a power tear of late, crushing five home runs in his last eight games while working to a .265/.359/.508 triple-slash for the season as a whole. Thursday, 10:43 pm
  • Jason Heyward begins rehab stint Thursday
    Jason Heyward (finger) is beginning a rehab assignment with Low-A South Bend on Thursday.

    Advice: He's starting in right field and batting leadoff. This puts Heyward on track to join the Cubs sometime this weekend. Heyward landed on the DL with a sprained finger earlier this month. Ben Zobrist has been filling in for him in right field. Thursday, 2:40 pm
  • Herrmann sinks Mets with solo homer in 11th
    Chris Herrmann socked a walk-off solo home run in the 11th inning of Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Mets.

    Advice: Facing off with Rafael Montero to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning, Herrmann connected for a long, no-doubt solo bomb to center field to send the fans home happy. Earlier in the game he also doubled and drew a walk. The 29-year-old backstop is hitting just .185/.279/.370 in 30 games this season and offers no fantasy upside, but will have at least one heroic moment to look back on come the end of the 2017 season. Wednesday, 4:33 pm
  • Patrick Corbin coughs up pair of home runs
    Patrick Corbin surrendered four runs on nine hits over six innings while taking a no-decision in Wednesday's 11-inning win over the Mets.

    Advice: Corbin allowed a two-run home run to Michael Conforto in the first inning and a solo home run to Juan Lagares in the fourth. Later in that fourth inning, one more run would touch home on a Jose Reyes RBI double. Corbin finished up his outing having struck out six and walked two. He will carry a 4.38 ERA and 1.42 WHIP into a home start against the White Sox next time he toes the rubber. Wednesday, 4:15 pm
  • Heyward (finger) could need short assignment
    Cubs manager Joe Maddon said that Jason Heyward (finger) might need a short minor league rehab assignment.

    Advice: The initial thought was that Heyward would not require an assignment before rejoining the Cubs, but it looks like that might be tweaked just slightly. The 27-year-old outfielder has not played since May 6 due to a sprained finger on his right hand. While it no longer looks like he will be able to return by this coming weekend, he shouldn't be far off barring setback. Wednesday, 3:09 pm
  • Trevor Cahill (shoulder) placed on 10-day DL
    Padres placed RHP Trevor Cahill on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 14, with a right shoulder strain.

    Advice: There is no current timetable for his return, but one should clarify as Cahill progresses in his rehab. He had been pitching well this season prior to going down injured and held a 3.48 ERA across seven starts. With the right-hander hitting the disabled list, Jarred Cosart is a probable candidate to start in his place against the Brewers on Thursday. Wednesday, 2:10 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm @NYM
  • Urena takes loss Wednesday vs. Astros
    Jose Urena allowed three runs -- one earned -- over 5 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Urena didn't pitch terribly and was victimized by some shaky defense, though Lance McCullers thoroughly out-dueled him in this one. Urena struck out three, walked two, and gave up six hits. He boasts a 1.91 ERA in 33 total innings this season but a record of 1-2. Wednesday, 12:10 pm
  • Chris Taylor socks solo home run vs. SFG
    Chris Taylor went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Taylor knotted up the score at 1-1 with his solo home run off Ty Blach in the sixth inning. The dinger was his fourth of the season and gave him 14 RBI. He is working to a crisp .329/.444/.557 triple-slash in 71 at-bats since being called up on April 19. Tuesday, 10:13 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs StL
  • Heyward (finger) took live BP on Tuesday
    Jason Heyward (finger) took live batting practice Tuesday at Wrigley Field.

    Advice: The expectation is that he'll be activated from the disabled list before the end of the week, skipping a minor league rehab assignment. Heyward has been out since May 6 because of a sprained finger on his right hand. Tuesday, 2:05 pm
  • Bour not in Tuesday's lineup
    Justin Bour is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Astros.

    Advice: Bour has been on a tear at the plate recently, but he'll take a seat against lefty Dallas Keuchel. Tyler Moore will make the start at first base. Mike Aviles will start in place of Derek Dietrch at third. Tuesday, 11:37 am
  • Chris Taylor goes 3-for-4 in loss
    Chris Taylor went 3-for-4 with a double Monday against the Giants.

    Advice: Taylor's surge came to an end a week ago, and he had been 4-for-26 with no RBI and nine strikeouts in his previous six games. He's more likely to be a solid offensive utilityman than a quality regular going forward. Monday, 10:59 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs StL
  • Bour homers again Monday in loss to HOU
    Justin Bour went 3-for-4 with a solo homer Monday in the Marlins' loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Bour doubled in the second inning, singled in the fourth inning, and went deep off Astros reliever Luke Gregerson in the bottom of the eighth. The first baseman has four home runs over his last five games and his OPS is up to .835. Monday, 7:13 pm
  • Dickey allows three-run homer in loss
    R.A. Dickey allowed three earned runs over seven innings Sunday in a loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: Dickey walked three and gave up five hits, including a pinch-hit go-ahead three-run homer to Marlins utilityman Tyler Moore in the bottom of the seventh inning. The veteran knuckleballer stands 3-3 with a 4.22 ERA and 1.38 WHIP through seven starts this season. He'll face the Nationals at home next. May 14, 12:44 pm
  • Heyward (finger) expected back this week
    Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Sunday that Jason Heyward (finger) is likely to be activated soon after he's eligible on Tuesday.

    Advice: Heyward is coming back from a sprained finger on his right hand but resumed swinging a bat this weekend and it apparently went well. It looks like he'll be able to return without going out on a rehab assignment. May 14, 10:11 am
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