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  • White Sox acquire Mark Lowe from Mariners
    White Sox acquired RHPs Mark Lowe and Jean Machi from the Mariners for cash considerations.

    Advice: Lowe was a disaster for the Tigers in 2016 and hasn't been any better in the minor leagues this season where he owns a 6.23 ERA and 1.77 WHIP across 39 frames at Triple-A Tacoma. He'll add organizational bullpen depth for the White Sox. Rotoworld.com 37 minutes ago
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  • White Sox acquire Jean Machi from Mariners
    White Sox acquired RHPs Jean Machi and Mark Lowe from the Mariners for cash considerations.

    Advice: The 35-year-old hurler appeared in five games for the Mariners this season, compiling a 1.17 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 4/4 K/BB ratio. He'll add bullpen depth at the minor league level for now, but should get a shot with the White Sox in relatively short order. Rotoworld.com 38 minutes ago
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  • Urena gives up one run in win over Reds
    Jose Urena held the Reds to just one run over six-plus frames as part of a 3-1 victory on Friday.

    Advice: The lone run scored on a sacrifice fly. Urena went back out for the seventh inning, but he was pulled after the first two batters reached base. He fanned four and walked a pair in the victory and now sits at 8-4 with a 3.78 ERA and 65/35 K/BB ratio over 95 1/3 innings this season. He gets the Rangers next on the road. Rotoworld.com 40 minutes ago
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  • Bailey gives up two runs in loss
    Homer Bailey yielded two runs over six innings in a loss to the Marlins on Friday.

    Advice: Bailey held the Marlins off the board after giving up two runs in the first inning. He fanned three and walked a pair in the loss. It was a step in the right direction after Bailey was hammered for eight runs in four innings last time out against the Nationals. The oft-injured 31-year-old has an 8.56 ERA through six starts and will need to show more consistency before being deployed in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com 40 minutes ago
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  • Yelich drives in two runs vs. Reds
    Christian Yelich went 1-for-3 with a single, a walk, and two RBI in Friday’s victory over the Reds.

    Advice: Yelich plated a run on a ground out in the first inning before collecting an RBI single in the seventh. This was his first multi-RBI game since July 4. The 25-year-old has picked things up on the batting average front over the past two months, but he hasn’t shown the same power we saw last year. Rotoworld.com 41 minutes ago
  • Ramos converts 18th save of season
    A.J. Ramos tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Reds on Friday for his 18th save of the season.

    Advice: Ramos induced three ground outs on 20 pitches in the frame. The 30-year-old recently hit a bit of a rough patch, but he has turned in back-to-back scoreless appearances. The Marlins already traded set-up man David Phelps this week and Ramos could be the next one out the door. Rotoworld.com 41 minutes ago
  • Gennett doubles, walks against Marlins
    Scooter Gennett went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk in Friday’s loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: The Reds managed just four hits on the night, with the lone run scoring on a sacrifice fly from Billy Hamilton in the third inning. Gennett started at second base on Friday and should be locked in there if the Reds end up trading All-Star shortstop Zack Cozart this month. Jose Peraza would simply slide over to shortstop. Rotoworld.com 41 minutes ago
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  • Dietrich hitless against Reds
    Derek Dietrich went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday’s win over the Reds.

    Advice: Filling in for the injured Martin Prado (knee) at third base, Dietrich is batting just .239/.316/.374 through 79 games this season. The 28-year-old had an .800 OPS in 218 games between 2015-2016, so he’s capable of being useful in deeper mixed fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com 42 minutes ago
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  • Victor Martinez blasts two homers in victory
    Victor Martinez blasted a pair of home runs and plated three on Friday, powering the Tigers to a 6-3 victory over the Twins.

    Advice: Martinez got the Tigers on the board with a mammoth solo shot off of Ervin Santana in the first inning, then increased that lead to 4-0 by victimizing Santana for a two-run shot in the fourth. He finished the night 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. Since returning from the disabled list, Martinez is hitting .275 (19-for-69) with three homers and 12 RBI in 18 games. Rotoworld.com 43 minutes ago
  • Mahtook collects two hits as Tigers beat KC
    Mikie Mahtook went 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored as the Tigers topped the Royals on Friday evening.

    Advice: Mahtook is getting a chance to play everyday, even against right-handed pitching, since the club dealt J.D. Martinez to the Diamondbacks. He has been terrific overall this season, slashing .289/.309/.478 with six homers, 21 RBI and a stolen base. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:00 pm
  • Mike Fiers fans nine in victory over Orioles
    Mike Fiers was outstanding in Friday's victory over the Orioles, racking up nine strikeouts over seven innings of one-run ball.

    Advice: Fiers scattered six hits and a walk on the impressive evening. The only blemish on his night came on an RBI single by Jonathan Schoop in the third inning. He has been pitching out of his mind for awhile now, compiling a 2.36 ERA over his last 10 starts. He'll carry a 3.59 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 107/38 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's matchup against the Phillies in Philadelphia. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:15 pm
  • White Sox acquire Mark Lowe and Jean Machi
    Mike Curto, the broadcaster for the Tacoma Rainers reports that Mark Lowe and Jean Machi have been traded to the White Sox.

    Advice: No word yet on anything becoming official or a potential return for the Mariners. Both veteran right-handers have struggled this season. Lowe owns a 6.23 ERA, 1.77 WHIP and 37/20 K/BB ratio across 39 innings at Triple-A Tacoma. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:41 pm
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  • Howie Kendrick activated from disabled list
    Phillies activated INF/OF Howie Kendrick from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Kendrick played just one rehab game and is feeling well enough to rejoin the big league roster. He's missed the last three-plus weeks with a strained left hamstring. The Phillies will be auditioning Kendrick for a trade before the end of the month. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:24 am
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  • Mariners get Gonzales from Cards for O'Neill
    Mariners acquired LHP Marco Gonzales from the Cardinals in exchange for OF Tyler O'Neill.

    Advice: A former first-round pick, Gonzales has been excellent in his first season back from Tommy John surgery, posting a 2.78 ERA and 64/17 K/BB ratio over 74 1/3 innings in the minors. The left-hander is a high-floor, low-ceiling type player who should be a solid mid- to back-end of the rotation option for the Mariners. It shouldn't be long before he gets a shot for them in the majors. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:55 am
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  • Matt Koch could make spot start Saturday
    Matt Koch is an option to make a spot start for the Diamondbacks on Saturday against the Nationals.

    Advice: There's a chance Taijuan Walker will be back from paternity leave by then, but manager Torey Lovullo said they're "not counting on it." If Koch isn't needed out of the bullpen Friday, he could fill in Saturday. The righty holds an ugly 8.47 ERA over four starts at Triple-A Reno this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:06 am
  • Frankie Montas recalled from Triple-A
    Athletics recalled RHP Frankie Montas from Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Montas holds a 6.91 ERA over 21 relief appearances with the A's this season. He'll provide length in the bullpen. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:15 am
  • Rays 'looking at' A.J. Ramos, Justin Wilson
    According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Rays have been "looking at" A.J. Ramos.

    Advice: Per Heyman, the Rays are also in the running for Tigers closer Justin Wilson, though he's being pursued by a number of other teams and probably a long shot to end up in Tampa Bay. The Marlins just traded setup man David Phelps to the Mariners and dealing Ramos could be their next move. Ramos hasn't had the smoothest year (4.08 ERA, 1.30 WHIP) but he's only blown two saves and still carries an impressive 11.46 K/9 over 36 outings. He'd be an upgrade for a Rays bullpen that ranks 21st in the league in ERA (4.37). Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:20 pm
  • A.J. Ramos drawing interest from three clubs
    USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports there are three teams "in on" Marlins closer A.J. Ramos.

    Advice: Miami is just about to trade setup man David Phelps, and Ramos could very well follow him out the door. The 30-year-old right-hander has struggled a bit in 2017, but he boasts a 2.81 career ERA and 10.5 career K/9, and he's racked up 89 saves since the beginning of the 2015 season. Ramos is under control, via arbitration, through 2018. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:18 am
  • Diamondbacks recall Matt Koch from Reno
    Diamondbacks recalled RHP Matt Koch from Triple-A Reno.

    Advice: Koch has surrendered 16 earned runs in 17 innings this season at the Triple-A level, and seven runs in 11 innings at High-A. The 26-year-old right-hander won't be up in the majors for very long. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:23 am
  • Mikie Mahtook hits game-tying homer
    Mikie Mahtook hit a two-run homer off Kelvin Herrera in the top of the ninth to tie Wednesday's game against the Royals.

    Advice: Mahtook entered the game because a left-handed reliever was on in the seventh. It wouldn't have been the Tigers' preference to have him face the righty Herrera in the ninth, but it sure worked out well, with Mahtook hitting his sixth homer of the year. He's a platoon player at the moment, but something close to full-time play is within reach in the J.D. Martinez-less Tigers outfield. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:57 pm
  • Kendrick (hamstring) cleared for rehab games
    Howie Kendrick (hamstring) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Double-A Reading.

    Advice: And it sounds like he might only play a game or two in the minors before the Phillies activate him off the disabled list. Kendrick is one of the few attractive trade chips for the rebuilding Phils, and the deadline is under two weeks away. The versatile veteran was batting .349/.403/.476 with two homers and eight stolen bases in 33 games when he landed on the disabled list June 28 with a left hamstring strain. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:15 am
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  • Kendrick (hamstring) nears rehab assignment
    Howie Kendrick (hamstring) could begin a rehab assignment by the end of this week.

    Advice: Kendrick has been cleared to resume all baseball activities after missing the last three weeks with a strained left hamstring. "I feel better," Kendrick said. "I’m not quite there yet, but I feel better." The Phillies would like to deal Kendrick prior to the trade deadline, so they figure to push him to make it back for a few games before the end of the month. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:33 am
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  • Victor Martinez knocks in three runs
    Victor Martinez went 3-for-4 and knocked in three runs in Monday's rout of the Royals.

    Advice: Martinez even scored twice tonight. It's just the fourth time this season that's happened and the second time in which he didn't drive himself in by homering. The three-hit game was his first since May 5. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:58 pm
  • Mike Mahtook hits fifth homer
    Mikie Mahtook went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer against the Royals' Jason Vargas on Monday.

    Advice: Mahtook seems to be fulfilling his potential with his new team in Detroit. It's not much potential -- he's just a platoon outfielder against lefties -- but he is hitting a respectable .276 with five homers in 145 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:55 pm
  • Gennett drives in three in loss to Nationals
    Scooter Gennett went 2-for-5 with three RBI in the Reds' loss to the Nationals on Sunday.

    Advice: Gennett drove in a run on a groundout in the bottom of the third inning and he added RBI singles in the fifth and seventh, but Cincinnati ultimately fell 14-4. The 27-year-old second baseman continues to surprise, now with a .312/.364/.606 batting line and 54 RBI in 75 games. He has already reached a new career-high in homers with 16. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:12 pm
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  • Homer Bailey lit up as ERA jumps to 10.13
    Homer Bailey was torched for eight earned runs over just four innings Sunday in a loss to the Nationals.

    Advice: Bailey walked two batters and surrendered eight hits, with Daniel Murphy clubbing a two-run homer in the top of the first inning and a three-run blast in the top of the fifth. Bailey now holds a 10.13 ERA in five starts this season for the Reds. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:05 pm
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  • Mike Fiers strikes out 11 over seven frames
    Mike Fiers struck out a season-high 11 batters while allowing two runs on four hits over seven innings in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Twins.

    Advice: Fiers had some issues keeping the ball in the park -- he surrendered solo home runs to Kennys Vargas and Ehire Adrianza -- but this was a sharp outing nonetheless. This was his first double-digit strikeout game in 18 starts this season. He will bring a 3.75 ERA and 1.27 WHIP into a road showdown with the Orioles next time out as he tries to maintain the momentum of Sunday's strong showing. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:00 pm
  • Gennett homers, drives in four against Nats
    Scooter Gennett homered and drove in four runs in a loss to the Nationals on Saturday.

    Advice: Gennett and the Reds had no answers for Nationals starter Max Scherzer, but the club pounded out seven runs against a beleaguered Nats bullpen. That included Gennett's three-run homer in the ninth inning, his 16th of the year. That's already a career-best for the 27-year-old, who has found new life in Cincinnati after being cast off by the Brewers. Gennett is batting a robust .310/.364/.610 in 74 games overall this year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:24 pm
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  • Yelich collects three hits in loss to Dodgers
    Christian Yelich enjoyed a three-hit game Saturday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: With rumors about Yelich being a potential trade target for teams, the 25-year-old just continues to hit, registering his fifth multi-hit game in his last six contests. That's raised his overall line to .285/.362/.408 through 86 games. The Phillies are at least one team known to be interested, but it's still very much unclear whether the Marlins will part with Yelich prior to this month's trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:54 pm
  • Urena gives up five runs over three innings
    Jose Urena allowed five runs on seven hits over three innings of work in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: The Dodgers socked a pair of homers against Urena, and he also walked three in the loss. He was also in the middle of a flare-up in the third inning when a pitch ran inside on Yasiel Puig, incensing Puig and causing players to leave the bench area, if only briefly and with little consequence. The 25-year-old's brilliant start to the year has come back down to earth in recent weeks, and Urena is now 7-4 with a 3.93 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the year. His next start will come Friday at the Reds. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:39 pm
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  • Ramos gives up go-ahead homer to Dodgers
    A.J. Ramos gave up a three-run homer to Yasiel Puig to blow a save Friday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Ramos retired the first two batters he faced before Joc Pederson singled and Yasmani Grandal drew a walk. Puig then launched his second homer of the night to put the Dodgers in front for good. This was just Ramos' second blown save in 19 chances this season. His name has popped up in trade rumors this month, but set-up man David Phelps also figures to be a popular target. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:34 pm
  • Report: Marlins shopping Ramos and Phelps
    The Marlins are shopping A.J. Ramos and David Phelps, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.

    Advice: "I think we have to be realistic of where we are and what we have to do in order to get to the playoffs," said President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill. "I think you have to take stock of where you’re at and take a look at if trades are presented that make sense." While the Marlins will entertain offers for Ramos and Phelps, Justin Bour, Marcell Ozuna, J.T. Realmuto, Dan Straily and Christian Yelich are said to be off limits. Ramos was an All-Star in 2016 and has put together another solid season for the Marlins, converting 17-of-18 save opportunities with a 3.51 ERA and an 11.34 K/9. He'd be a good get for a contender. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:22 pm
  • Rosenthal: Phillies 'vocal' in Yelich desire
    Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Phillies have been "vocal" about their desire to acquire Christian Yelich.

    Advice: Per Rosenthal, the Phillies would be willing to take on another contract in addition in order to acquire Yelich. There is no smoke around a trade in the immediate future, but Yelich figures to be a popular name around the deadline should the Marlins start kicking the tires on a deal. The 25-year-old outfielder was hitting .280/.359/.406 with eight homers, 43 RBI and eight steals in 84 games prior to the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:46 pm
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