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  • Rhys Hoskins connects for three-run homer
    Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Giants.

    Advice: Hoskins smashed a three-run home run off Ty Blach in the third inning. The 24-year-old outfielder made his major league debut on August 10 and has jumped out of the gate with four home runs in his first 10 games in the bigs. Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Mike Napoli homers, drives in five vs. CWS
    Mike Napoli went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and a two-run double in Saturday's 17-7 win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Napoli revved up his big night with a two-run double in the third inning. He topped himself one inning later, when he launched a three-run home run to make it a 12-5 game. The Rangers trailed 5-0 heading into the bottom of the first before they exploded with a huge comeback effort. For the campaign as a whole, veteran slugger Napoli is slashing .199/.281/.452 with 26 homers and 59 RBI over the course of 103 games played. He has homered three times in his last four games. Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Abreu comes up short of cycle in loss to TEX
    Jose Abreu went 4-for-5 with a solo home run, a triple and three runs scored in Saturday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Abreu did everything in his power to keep the White Sox in this one, but he was only able to do so much given that his team surrendered 17 runs. As consistent a hitter as there is in the game, Abreu is slashing a sturdy .301/.351/.534 with 24 homers and 75 RBI across 119 games played. The first baseman has homered in three of his last four games and picked up multiple hits in six of his last seven games. Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • Valbuena strokes two homers vs Orioles
    Luis Valbuena drilled a pair of home runs in a win over the Orioles on Saturday.

    Advice: He hit a solo shot in the second inning and a two-run jack in the fourth -- both off starter Kevin Gausman. He also walked in the contest. The veteran corner infielder has struggled to hit for average this year but still has plenty of thump. He has a .197 batting average with 15 home runs and 42 RBI in 244 at-bats. Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Ryan Zimmerman comes up hit-less in defeat
    Ryan Zimmerman went 0-for-3 with a walk in Saturday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: Zimmerman was far from alone in his offensive utility, as the Nationals finished with just three hits. Slight stumble aside, the veteran slugger has ripped off a gorgeous campaign to date. He owns a .310/.360/.590 triple-slash with 29 homers and 86 RBI across 111 games played. Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Santana has pair of runs scored versus Royals
    Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Royals.

    Advice: Santana has a modest seven-game hitting streak going during which time he's 12-for-26 with eight runs scored. He recently topped the 70-run plateau for the sixth time in seven full seasons in the bigs, and he's got a decent shot at making this his fourth year in a row with at least 80 RBI. The 31-year-old is hitting .251/.356/.450 in 117 games on the year. Yesterday, 8:57 pm
  • Jesus Aguilar snaps tie with two-run homer
    Jesus Aguilar hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the ninth inning of Saturday's win over the Rockies.

    Advice: With the game knotted at 3-3, Aguilar unloaded for a no-doubt two-run home run off Greg Holland to put the Brewers on top 5-3. Beyond that big dinger, he has done a fine job overall this season -- albeit with some struggles this month -- and is working to a .266/.333/.498 triple-slash with 12 homers and 41 RBI in 107 games. Yesterday, 8:48 pm
  • Miguel Sano leaves with left shin soreness
    Miguel Sano left Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks with left shin soreness.

    Advice: The injury is to his lower shin. Sano didn't look right running to first on a fourth-inning double play ball but stayed in until Mitch Garver pinch-hit for him in the seventh. He went 0-for-2 with a walk before exiting. Consider the All-Star third baseman day-to-day. Yesterday, 7:43 pm
    New Player Note
    Miguel Sanó Min - 1B,3B,OF
    11:10 am vs Ari
  • Frazier clocks 21st homer in win over Boston
    Todd Frazier went deep for his 21st homer Saturday in the Yankees’ win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: He sent Chris Sale’s offering over the Green Monster in left field to give the Bombers a 4-2 lead in the sixth. Frazier also touched home on Tyler Austin’s three-run blast in the second inning. Both of Frazier’s two career hits off Sale have gone for home runs. Despite decent power numbers (21 home runs), the 31-year-old has hit an underwhelming .212 over 373 at-bats this season. Yesterday, 7:29 pm
  • Morrison connects for pinch-hit homer Sat.
    Logan Morrison came off the bench to belt a pinch-hit home run against the Mariners on Saturday.

    Advice: His blast off closer Edwin Diaz brought the Rays to within a run but they couldn't plate the elusive tying run in the loss. Morrison has cooled down quite a bit in the second half. His overall line is still good at .249/.355/.515 with 29 bombs and 68 RBI in 473 plate appearances. Yesterday, 7:17 pm
  • Duda clubs two-run bomb in loss to Mariners
    Lucas Duda clubbed a two-run homer in Saturday's loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: He went yard off reliever Emilio Pagan as the Rays attempted to rally in the sixth inning. It was his only hit in four chances. It was his fifth longball since being traded from the Mets to the Rays at the deadline and his 22nd overall for the season. The power is his strong suit but the .242 batting average and meager 46 RBI make it hard to use him in standard fantasy leagues. Yesterday, 7:13 pm
  • Daniel Murphy scratched against Padres
    Daniel Murphy was scratched from the Nationals' lineup Saturday against the Padres.

    Advice: Though he hasn't been diagnosed with any specific injury, manager Dusty Baker noticed that Murphy hasn't been moving well over the past few games. He'll get the night off to recharge his batteries before returning for Sunday's series finale. Howie Kendrick, who had been slated to start in left field, will shift to second base with Alejandro De Aza in left. Yesterday, 3:26 pm
    1:40 pm @SD
  • Anthony Rizzo plates one in Cubs victory
    Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with an RBI as the Cubs dispatched of the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon in Chicago.

    Advice: Rizzo delivered an RBI single in the seventh inning that increased the Cubs' advantage to 4-2. He also drew a walk in the contest, reaching base safely twice in his four plate appearances. He's enjoying another solid season at the dish, slashing .271/.389/.517 with 28 homers and 84 RBI. Yesterday, 2:34 pm
  • Chris Davis (illness) remains out of action
    Chris Davis (illness) remained out of the Orioles' starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Davis has been battling a bug that's going around the Orioles' clubhouse. Trey Mancini is starting at first base for the O's on Saturday with Mark Trumbo occupying the DH spot in the lineup. Davis should be back for Sunday's series finale. Yesterday, 12:56 pm
    10:35 am vs LAA
  • Abreu goes 2-for-5 with a run scored Friday
    Jose Abreu went 2-for-5 and scored a run in a win over the Rangers on Friday.

    Advice: Both hits were singles and he rode home on a Nick Delmonico home run in the sixth inning. The veteran first baseman is batting .295/.346/.521 with 23 home runs and 75 RBI in 118 games. Friday, 10:06 pm
  • Napoli slugs two-run homer vs White Sox
    Mike Napoli went 1-for-3 with a two-run bomb and two runs scored in a loss to the White Sox on Friday.

    Advice: He took starter James Shields deep with a runner aboard to give the Rangers a short-lived lead in the fourth inning. He walked and scored another run later in the contest. Napoli has a putrid .197 batting average but makes up for it somewhat with 25 taters and 54 RBI. Friday, 9:49 pm
  • Eric Thames triples, doubles
    Eric Thames tripled and doubled as the Brewers' leadoff man Friday.

    Advice: Thames is 10-for-23 with a couple of homers in his last six games. He's not any sort of conventional leadoff man for the Brewers, but given his .362 OBP and his big struggles with men on base, it makes sense to hit him there now. Friday, 9:33 pm
    Player Note
    Eric Thames Mil - 1B,OF
    12:10 pm @Col
  • Sano slugs two homers in win over D-Backs
    Miguel Sano went 3-for-4 with two homers, a walk, and three RBI in Friday’s win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: His second blast traveled 474 feet and landed in the third deck in left-center field. It was his first multi-homer game of the season and the third of his career. Sano has already established new career-highs in home runs (28) and RBI (77) through 110 games this season. Friday, 9:21 pm
    New Player Note
    Miguel Sanó Min - 1B,3B,OF
    11:10 am vs Ari
  • Logan Morrison sitting out on Friday
    Logan Morrison is not in the Rays' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's just a day off. The Rays have Lucas Duda at first base, Brad Miller in the designated hitter spot and Daniel Robertson at second. Friday, 1:35 pm
  • Chris Davis not in Friday's lineup
    Chris Davis is not in the Orioles' lineup Friday due to illness.

    Advice: Welington Castillo is also under the weather. The Orioles have Trey Mancini at first base, Craig Gentry and Anthony Santander in the corner outfield spots and Caleb Joseph at catcher. Friday, 12:24 pm
    10:35 am vs LAA
  • Abreu homers, drives in three against Rangers
    Jose Abreu went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Abreu delivered a two-run single in the third inning and tacked on a solo blast in the ninth to pull the Sox within a run. The homer was his second in as many games and his fourth in his last five, giving him 23 homers, 75 RBI and 67 runs scored on the year. The 30-year-old is hitting a robust .294/.346/.522 in 117 games for the rebuilding Sox. Thursday, 11:29 pm
  • Ryan Zimmerman snaps tie with late home run
    Ryan Zimmerman hit a go-ahead solo home run in the eighth inning of Thursday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: The two clubs were tied at 1-1 with two outs in the eighth when Zimmerman stepped to the plate and unloaded for a no-doubt solo blast off Kirby Yates to give the Nats the late lead. For the season as a whole, the veteran first baseman is hitting a gaudy .310/.360/.593 with 29 homers and 86 RBI in 109 games played. He has homered in back-to-back contests and has launched three long balls in his last four games. Thursday, 10:32 pm
  • Rizzo pounds grand slam in win over Reds
    Anthony Rizzo belted a grand slam against the Reds and finished the day 2-for-4 with two runs and four RBI in a 7-6 win on Wednesday.

    Advice: His bases-loaded blast in the first inning gave the Cubs a big lead before starter Homer Bailey had recorded a single out in the contest. He doubled and scored in the third frame. The veteran first baseman is slashing .265/.385/.513 with 28 home runs, 80 RBI, 69 runs and seven steals. This is likely to be his fourth consecutive season with 30-plus dingers. Wednesday, 9:57 pm
  • Valbuena doubles, homers versus Nationals
    Luis Valbuena doubled and homered in the Angels' defeat of the Nationals on Wednesday.

    Advice: The homer -- a solo shot off Tanner Roark in the top of the fifth inning -- was the 13th of the season for Valbuena. The double was his ninth. He's batting .193/.264/.395 through 79 games played. Wednesday, 1:19 pm
  • Ryan Zimmerman hits 28th home run in loss
    Ryan Zimmerman hit his 28th home run of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: It was a two-run shot in the bottom of the first inning off Angels starter Ricky Nolasco. Zimmerman also singled and drew a walk in the game, finishing 2-for-3 with two RBI and one run scored. Wednesday, 1:14 pm
  • Todd Frazier absent Wednesday versus Mets
    Todd Frazier is not in the Yankees' lineup Wednesday against the Mets.

    Advice: Frazier will get a breather after starting the series 1-for-7. Chase Headley will handle third base and bat sixth versus Mets right-hander Robert Gsellman. Wednesday, 1:13 pm
  • Thames not in Brewers' lineup on Wednesday
    Eric Thames is not in the Brewers' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Jesus Aguilar will play first base and hit fifth versus right-hander Gerrit Cole. Thames went 0-for-4 on Tuesday night and is batting just .196 so far in August. Wednesday, 8:03 am
    Player Note
    Eric Thames Mil - 1B,OF
    12:10 pm @Col
  • Rhys Hoskins dials long distance in San Diego
    Rhys Hoskins belted a two-run home run in Tuesday's game in San Diego, his only hit across four at-bats.

    Advice: Hoskins, a Sacramento native, has enjoyed his first two major league games in his home state of California. He has belted three homers with four RBI in his first two career road games while posting at least one RBI in three straight outings. His power potential makes him a useful mixed-league option down the stretch. Wednesday, 1:23 am
  • Mike Napoli hits 24th homer as Rangers win
    Mike Napoli went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI as the Rangers beat the Tigers 10-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Napoli has been dreadful, but for better or worse, the Rangers don't believe they have any better options than to play him. The homer tonight was his 24th, but that's come with a .198 average and a 132/34 K/BB ratio in 347 at-bats. He's at 51 RBI, putting him on pace for 70 for the season. That shouldn't cut it for a first baseman with a sub-.300 OBP. Tuesday, 8:59 pm
  • Carlos Santana homers twice in win
    Carlos Santana went 3-for-3 with two homers and two walks against the Twins in Tuesday's rout.

    Advice: The ninth-inning homer gave Jackson an .800 OPS for the first time since April 11. It's a nice little comeback, co0nsidering he fell as low as .688 in mid-June. He's batting .304 with nine homers, 10 doubles and 21 walks in 35 games since July 1. Tuesday, 8:35 pm
  • Lucas Duda swats two-run home run
    Lucas Duda swatted a two-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: It was his only hit in five trips to the plate, but Duda will certainly take it after he came into the night with just two hits over his previous six games. Seeing him hit one out of the yard was especially encouraging, as it had seemed like the thumb injury he dealt with earlier this month could be affecting his power. Tuesday, 7:33 pm
  • Rhys Hoskins hits first two homers
    Rhys Hoskins hit his first two major league homers Monday against the Padres.

    Advice: Hoskins hit one off Travis Wood in the fourth and another off Craig Stammen in the seventh. The monkey would seem to be off his back now after he went 1-for-13 in his first four big-league games. He projects as a useful mixed-leaguer the rest of the way. Monday, 11:17 pm
  • Rizzo drives in five as Cubs rout the Reds
    Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBI in the Cubs' thrashing of the Reds on Monday.

    Advice: Rizzo hit a two-run single in the bottom of the first inning, a solo blast in the bottom of the fourth, and another two-run single in the bottom of the seventh as Chicago rolled over Cincinnati. Rizzo has 27 home runs and 76 RBI in 115 games this season, along with a .262/.384/.505 batting line. Monday, 9:10 pm
  • Daniel Murphy clubs 20th home run in victory
    Daniel Murphy clubbed his 20th home run as the Nationals outlasted the Giants in the nightcap of Sunday's doubleheader.

    Advice: Murphy opened the scoring in the ballgame with a solo shot off of Matt Moore in the third inning. He also singled and drew a walk in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. Murphy is slashing a terrific .330/.384/.574 with 20 long balls and 78 RBI on the year. Sunday, 7:45 pm
    1:40 pm @SD
  • Ryan Zimmerman goes deep in victory Sunday
    Ryan Zimmerman belted his 27th home run of the season as the Nationals topped the Giants in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader.

    Advice: Zimmerman swatted a go-ahead solo homer off of Matt Moore in the sixth inning, but the Giants roared back to tie the game the next half inning. Zimmerman finished the night 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and is now slashing a robust .310/.358/.585 with 27 homers and 83 RBI in his resurgent season. Sunday, 7:43 pm
  • Rhys Hoskins gets first major league hit
    Rhys Hoskins picked up his first big-league hit Sunday, going 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk.

    Advice: The RBI came on a groundout in the first. He went on pick up a clean single in the fifth. Hoskins' start today was his first at first base since he was called up Thursday. He played left field his previous three games. Most likely, he'll play a lot more first base in September after Aaron Altherr returns. Sunday, 3:42 pm
  • Miguel Sano hits 26th homer in win
    Miguel Sano hit a two-run homer off Matt Boyd in the Twins' 6-4 win over the Tigers on Sunday.

    Advice: Sano has been striking out a ton of late, but he's still hit in seven straight games and his batting average seems to have leveled off right around .270. That might be disappointing, considering that he spent a good chunk of time at .300 earlier in the year, but .270 was always the far more realistic number for him. He currently has 26 homers and 74 RBI. Sunday, 3:35 pm
    New Player Note
    Miguel Sanó Min - 1B,3B,OF
    11:10 am vs Ari
  • Lucas Duda goes hitless again
    Lucas Duda went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the loss to the Indians on Sunday.

    Advice: Duda is 0-for-14 with nine strikeouts in four games since returning from a thumb injury that cost him a couple of starts. He homered in three of his first four games after joining the Rays, but he doesn't have so much as an RBI in 34 at-bats this month. Sunday, 2:41 pm
  • Daniel Murphy out Sunday versus Giants
    Daniel Murphy is out of the Nationals' starting lineup for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Giants.

    Advice: Adrian Sanchez will get the start at second base and bat second versus Giants right-hander Chris Stratton. Murphy should be back in there for the nightcap. Sunday, 8:32 am
    1:40 pm @SD
  • Chris Davis drives in a pair of runs
    Chris Davis posted a pair of singles, a walk and two RBI across four at-bats in Saturday's win in Oakland.

    Advice: Davis has had a difficult season from an average perspective, managing a dismal .214 average through 309 at-bats. While he has posted 18 homers and 43 RBI to help somewhat in the power categories, his subpar average and 131 strikeouts do not do many fantasy owners any favors. Saturday, 11:28 pm
    10:35 am vs LAA
  • Napoli launches 23rd homer in win over Astros
    Mike Napoli hit his 23rd home run of the season in Saturday's win over the Astros.

    Advice: Napoli has oscillated between decent and not-so-decent months at the dish this year, hitting just three homers in April and June while socking eight apiece in May and July. It stands to reason that August might be another slow month, and the fact that his first homer of the month came on August 12 lends credence to the idea. Of course, for those who don't believe in things like "good months" or superstitions, disregard all that and focus on this: overall, the 35-year-old is hitting a disappointing .199/.284/.440 on the year. Saturday, 10:52 pm
  • Zimmerman goes 2-for-3 with a run and RBI
    Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-3, scored a run and drove in a run against the Giants on Saturday.

    Advice: He did his damage early, slapping an RBI double and then scoring on a Daniel Murphy knock in the first inning. The first baseman also walked in the game. He is having perhaps the best season of his 13-year career and is on pace to break his career highs in home runs, RBI and batting average. He is slashing .310/.359/.583 with 26 home runs and 82 RBI in 104 games. Saturday, 10:44 pm
  • Thames homers in second straight Saturday
    Eric Thames went 2-for-5 with a home run and a stolen base in a win over the Reds on Saturday.

    Advice: Thames homered in his second straight game, blasting a solo shot in the sixth inning. The homer was his 27th of the year, 20 of which he hit before June 18. The stolen bases is what's most disappointing about Thames this year -- after he stole 64 bases over three seasons in the Korean Baseball Organization, he's got just three steals in five attempts this year. The 30-year-old is hitting .248/.363/.526 on the year. Saturday, 9:50 pm
    Player Note
    Eric Thames Mil - 1B,OF
    12:10 pm @Col
  • Abreu goes deep twice in loss to Royals
    Jose Abreu went 3-for-4 and walloped two solo home runs but his team still lost to the Royals on Saturday.

    Advice: Both longballs came against starter Ian Kennedy, giving the Cuban slugger 21 for the season. He provides a nice combination of power and batting average that is getting rarer in today's game. He is slashing .290/.343/.513 with 70 RBI and 65 runs scored in 113 games. Saturday, 8:02 pm
  • Duda goes 0-for-4 in loss to Indians
    Lucas Duda went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the Indians.

    Advice: The Rays were shut out by Indians pitching for the second day in a row. Today they managed only four knocks in the whole game. Duda has hit the skids a bit recently following a hot first week with his new club after being traded from the Mets at the deadline. For the season he has a .244 batting average with 20 home runs and 41 RBI. Saturday, 6:24 pm
  • Eric Thames slugs three-run homer vs. Reds
    Eric Thames went 3-for-6 with a three-run home run in Friday's loss to the Reds.

    Advice: In what was an entertaining offensive explosion by both teams, the Reds jumped out to a 10-2 lead only for the Brewers to come roaring back to make a game of it with a seven-run sixth inning. Key to that big frame was Thames, who whacked a three-run home run. Friday's strong showing snapped him out of a 4-for-29 (.138 average) slump. For the campaign as a whole, Thames is hitting .246/.361/.519 with 26 homers and 50 RBI over the course of 103 games played. Friday, 9:31 pm
    Player Note
    Eric Thames Mil - 1B,OF
    12:10 pm @Col
  • Rhys Hoskins whiffs twice in loss to Mets
    Rhys Hoskins went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in a losing effort against the Mets on Friday.

    Advice: Hoskins did draw a walk in the contest and came around to score a run. He's now 0-for-6 with three strikeouts and a pair of walks in his first two games at the big league level. He has intriguing power potential, but first must prove that he can make consistent contact at the big league level. Friday, 9:17 pm
  • Todd Frazier plates go-ahead run on Friday
    Todd Frazier delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning on Friday as the Yankees rallied to beat the Red Sox.

    Advice: The Yankees entered the eighth inning trailing 3-0, but rallied to score five times and emerged victorious. Frazier finished the evening 1-for-3 plus a walk and is now hitting .215/.337/.424 with 19 homers and 53 RBI on the year. Friday, 8:13 pm
  • Morrison has three hits, RBI against Indians
    Logan Morrison went 3-for-4 with an RBI single in a win over the Indians on Thursday.

    Advice: LoMo picked up three singles in the contest, getting the Rays on the board with one fifth inning. He's been power deficient recently -- of his eight hits in his last seven games, only one, a double, has gone for extra bases -- but his 28 homers still rank among the league leaders. The 29-year-old is batting .251/.361/.527 in 109 games overall. Thursday, 9:56 pm
  • Chris Davis sitting Thursday versus Athletics
    Chris Davis is not in the Orioles' lineup Thursday against the Athletics.

    Advice: Davis is getting a routine day off and probably needs one after getting off to a 4-for-33 start in August (.121 AVG). Trey Mancini will fill in at first base and bat fifth Thursday versus A's right-hander Chris Smith. Thursday, 4:57 pm
    10:35 am vs LAA
  • Brewers bench slumping Thames Thursday
    Eric Thames is not in the Brewers' lineup Thursday against the Twins.

    Advice: Thames is two for his last 25 at the dish and has struggled against lefties this season, so he'll get the night off with Dietrich Enns throwing for Minnesota. Jesus Aguilar will get the nod at first base and bat fifth for the Brewers, who trail the first-place Cubs by 1.5 games in the NL Central. Thursday, 2:01 pm
    Player Note
    Eric Thames Mil - 1B,OF
    12:10 pm @Col
  • Daniel Murphy (hip) back in Nationals lineup
    Daniel Murphy (hip) is back in the Nationals' starting lineup on Thursday night.

    Advice: Murphy missed a couple of games with a sore hip. He is starting at second base and hitting fifth in his return to action Thursday versus Marlins right-hander Dan Straily. Thursday, 12:39 pm
    1:40 pm @SD
  • Hoskins in left, hitting seventh in MLB debut
    Rhys Hoskins is starting in left field and batting seventh Thursday in his MLB debut against the Mets.

    Advice: Hoskins has primarily played first base since the Phillies made him a fifth-round pick in 2014, but Tommy Joseph holds a claim on that position and so Hoskins will be broken in as a corner outfielder at the major league level. The 24-year-old was slashing .284/.385/.581 with 29 home runs and 91 RBI through 115 games this season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He has the goods to make an immediate offensive impact. Thursday, 12:07 pm
  • Duda (thumb) back in Rays' lineup Thursday
    Lucas Duda (thumb) is back in the Rays' starting lineup on Thursday night against the Indians.

    Advice: Duda was a late scratch from Wednesday's series finale against the Red Sox due to a left thumb bruise. He is serving as Tampa Bay's designated hitter and batting second Thursday versus Indians right-hander Danny Salazar. Thursday, 12:00 pm
  • Hoskins leaves Triple-A with a bang
    Phillies prospect Rhys Hoskins went 3-for-5 with a homer on Wednesday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: With Hoskins headed to Philadelphia on Thursday, this was likely his last game in Triple-A. It was a heck of a way to leave. With plus power and at least an average hit tool, he has a chance to be successful immediately. Don't be surprised if there are some growing pains, but be patient -- he's a smart hitter who should make the necessary adjustments. Thursday, 10:23 am
  • Phils calling up young slugger Rhys Hoskins's Todd Zolecki confirms that the Phillies will call up prospect Rhys Hoskins on Thursday.

    Advice: Hoskins has been a force this year in the International League, slashing .284/.385/.581 with 29 home runs and 91 RBI across 115 games for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He's made three starts in left field over the last week and figures to split time between there and first base with Philadelphia. The powerful 24-year-old is worth scooping up in most standard mixed fantasy leagues. Thursday, 8:15 am
  • Frazier homers, nabs three RBI and four runs
    Todd Frazier went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and four runs scored to lead his club to an 11-5 victory over the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

    Advice: He drilled a solo home run off starter Nick Tepesch in the second inning and added a two-run double in the fifth. The slugging third baseman owns a sickly .213 batting average but has 19 home runs, 52 RBI, 52 runs scored and four stolen bases in 100 games. He is unlikely to match the 40 bombs he detonated last year, nor the 15 bags he swiped. Wednesday, 9:59 pm
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