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  • Orioles release outfielder Michael Bourn
    Orioles released OF Michael Bourn.

    Advice: Bourn exercised his opt-out Tuesday after the O's couldn't find a spot for him on the major league roster. The veteran outfielder was batting .220/.373/.317 in 51 plate appearances this season with Triple-A Norfolk. Again a free agent, he'll likely have to settle for another minor league deal. Rotoworld.com 15 minutes ago
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  • Daniel Wright to make spot start Thurs.
    Daniel Wright will make a spot start for the Angels on Thursday against the Rays.

    Advice: Wright is going to fill in for Alex Meyer, who landed on the disabled list Wednesday with a back injury. Wright owns a 5.54 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in three appearances -- one start -- this season at the major league level. He's not an appealing fantasy streamer. Rotoworld.com 37 minutes ago
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  • Mauer getting day off Wednesday vs. O's
    Joe Mauer is getting the day off Wednesday.

    Advice: Kennys Vargas will start at first base and bat fifth in the matinee game against the Orioles. Mauer went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Tuesday and is slashing just .266/.338/.367 in 38 total games this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:32 am
  • Braun out of Brewers' lineup on Wednesday
    Ryan Braun is out of the Brewers' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Braun has gone 0-for-8 since returning May 21 from his left calf strain. Hernan Perez will start in left field and bat third on Wednesday versus Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:53 am
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  • Jose Reyes (ribs) goes 1-for-5 in return Tues
    Jose Reyes (ribs) went 1-for-5 with a run scored in his return to the Mets' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Reyes was scratched from Sunday's series finale against the Angels due to tightness on the left side of his rib cage. It apparently wasn't anything serious. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:43 am
  • Clayton Kershaw punches out 10 in no-decision
    Clayton Kershaw allowed one earned run, three hits and no walks with 10 strikeouts across nine innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Kershaw had it going on again, but he was matched by Lance Lynn in a pitcher's duel eventually decided in the 13th inning. It was the first time in 10 starts this season that Kershaw hasn't factored into the decision. He has rolled up seven innings or more in four consecutive starts and seven of the past eight. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:59 am
  • Lance Lynn sharp in no-decision
    Lance Lynn allowed just one run, two hits and two walks while striking out 10 batters over eight innings in a no-decision Tuesday at the L.A. Dodgers.

    Advice: Lynn threw 76 of his 123 pitches for strikeouts, matching Clayton Kershaw pitch for pitch in an exciting game from Dodger Stadium. He has posted quality starts in six of the past seven outings, lowering his ERA from 5.23 to 2.53 during the span. He'll look to snap his three-game winless drought when the Cardinals travel to Denver to face the Rockies on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:49 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 deeper mixed leagues while also serving as a mid-tier value in DFS play. Rotoworld.com 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. Rotoworld.com 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:07 pm
  • Glasnow pitches well in Atlanta
    Tyler Glasnow held the Braves to two runs over six innings Tuesday.

    Advice: Glasnow surrendered nine hits – including a solo home run to Matt Adams – and also walked a pair, but he managed to hold Atlanta relatively in check. He also did his part and then some at the plate, picking up three singles in three at-bats. Glasnow remains volatile for fantasy purposes, as his penchant for free passes can result in blowup starts at any time. He faces the Mets on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:06 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:59 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Todd Frazier reaches the seats in Arizona
    Todd Frazier finished 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's game at Arizona.

    Advice: It was just the fifth homer of the season for Frazier, who has been a bit of a disappointment since coming over from the Reds after the 2015 season. While he belted a career-high 40 homers last year on the south side, he posted a career-worst .225. This season he is hitting a paltry .192, although he is showing signs of life with eight hits over his past 30 hits (.267). Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • X-rays on Yonder Alonso's wrist are negative
    X-rays on Yonder Alonso's right wrist came back negative.

    Advice: Alonso was lifted from Tuesday's game after being hit by a pitch, but he's managed to escape with just a bruise. He'll probably still be sore for a bit, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him sit out a game or two. Alonso just returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing time with a knee injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:49 pm
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  • Alonso pulled from game after HBP on wrist
    Yonder Alonso was removed from Tuesday's game against the Marlins after getting hit in the right wrist by a pitch.

    Advice: Alonso stayed in to run, but Mark Canha replaced him at first base to open the top of the seventh inning. Alonso homered in the bottom of the second -- his 13th home run of the year -- before leaving after the HBP in the bottom of the sixth. He had just missed a handful of games with a knee sprain. The first baseman is probably headed for X-rays. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:58 pm
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  • Yonder Alonso (knee) back in Oakland lineup
    Yonder Alonso (knee) is back in the Athletics' starting lineup on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Alonso will start at first base and bat fifth against Marlins right-hander Jose Urena after missing close to a week with a bruised left knee. Hopefully the 30-year-old slugger can pick up where he left off. He boasts a .991 OPS (173 OPS+) with 12 home runs and 29 RBI through 38 games this season with the A's. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:26 pm
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  • Bourn exercises opt-out in contract
    According to Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com, Michael Bourn has exercised the opt-out in his minor league contract with the Orioles.

    Advice: The Orioles now have to decide whether to add him to the major league roster. Bourn, 34, is batting just .220 (9-for-41) through 11 games with Triple-A Norfolk. He'll likely end up hitting the free agent market. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:49 pm
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:26 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:27 pm
  • Yonder Alonso (knee) held out again Sunday
    Yonder Alonso (knee) remained out of the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Alonso hasn't played since Wednesday due to a bruised left knee. He's available off the bench, though, and is expected back in the lineup Tuesday after Monday's off day. Oakland has Ryon Healy at first base, Jed Lowrie in the designated hitter spot and Chad Pinder at second Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:45 am
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  • Ryan Braun activated from disabled list
    Brewers activated OF Ryan Braun from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: He wound up missing just the minimum 10 days with a strained calf. Braun is in left field and batting third Sunday against Jake Arrieta and the Cubs. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:49 am
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  • Jose Reyes scratched with tight ribcage
    Jose Reyes has been scratched from the Mets' lineup Sunday due to a tight left ribcage.

    Advice: Reyes said he wanted to play and thinks he'll be ready to go Tuesday. Matt Reynolds has replaced Reyes at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:27 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:35 am
  • Jose Reyes posts three-hit game
    Jose Reyes finished 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI, a walk and a stolen base in Saturday's game against the Angels.

    Advice: Reyes reached 2,000 hits for his career in the game. He has shown signs of life at the plate lately, posting three multi-hit games in the past six outings to raise his average from .180 to .203 since May 13. The 33-year-old is slashing .205/.282/.329 which isn't very good, obviously. However, he is trending upward and is still worth using in most NL seasonal leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:46 pm
  • Bourn can exercise opt-out clause Monday
    Michael Bourn's opt-out date is Monday.

    Advice: Right now it doesn't sound like the Orioles have any plans to call up Bourn, who is hitting a lowly .188 in 32 at-bat for Triple-A Norfolk. Even if Bourn exercises his opt-out clause, we doubt his phone will be ringing off the hook with big league offers. The 34-year-old's career appears to be on its last leg. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:22 pm
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  • Yonder Alonso (knee) sits again on Saturday
    Yonder Alonso (knee) remains out of the Athletics' starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: A's skipper Bob Melvin said Friday that Alonso could be held out until Tuesday and it's looking more and more like that will be the case. Ryon Healy is getting another start in his place at first base while Chad Pinder functions as the designated hitter. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:11 am
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  • Athletics could rest Alonso through weekend
    Athletics' manager Bob Melvin hinted Friday that the club could rest Yonder Alonso (knee) through the team's off-day on Monday.

    Advice: Melvin didn't rule out him returning before then either though. Ryon Healy will continue to fill in for him at first base while he's sidelined. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:43 pm
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  • Ryan Braun (calf) unsure on Sunday return
    Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Friday that it's too soon to tell whether Ryan Braun (calf) will be ready for activation when first eligible on Sunday.

    Advice: The skipper noted that Braun is progressing, and if he winds up missing his Sunday target it won't be by much. The veteran outfielder has been sidelined with a strained left calf and has also been dealing with a flexor strain in his right arm recently. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:25 am
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:43 pm
  • Yonder Alonso (knee) sitting against Boston
    Yonder Alonso (knee) is not in the Athletics' lineup Thursday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: He's getting the night off after banging his knee Wednesday against Seattle. Alonso is still awaiting his MRI results but doesn't expect to miss more than a handful of games. Ryon Healy is filling in at first base and batting fifth Thursday against Red Sox starter Hector Velazquez. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:56 pm
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  • Glasnow allows four runs, gets second win
    Tyler Glasnow allowed four runs -- two earned -- over five innings Thursday in a win over the Nationals.

    Advice: Glasnow was backed by 10 runs on 13 hits from the Pittsburgh offense to pick up his second win of the season. He struck out six but walked three and surrendered three hits, including a solo homer to Daniel Murphy in the top of the second inning. Glasnow will carry a 7.34 ERA into his next start on the road versus the Braves. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:58 pm
  • Braun to provide update on calf Saturday
    Ryan Braun said he'll have an update on his strained left calf Saturday.

    Advice: He's presumably going in for a follow-up exam with team doctors. Braun landed on the disabled list May 11 with what Brewers manager Craig Counsell termed a "minor" calf strain. If all goes according to plan, the veteran outfielder should be ready for activation before the end of the month. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:34 am
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  • Yonder Alonso exits with knee injury
    Yonder Alonso left Wednesday's game with a knee issue after getting his left leg stuck in the ground on a swing.

    Advice: It doesn't seem particularly serious, but he'll be reexamined Thursday. If he can't play, then Mark Canha figures to get the start at first. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:28 pm
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com 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. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:15 pm
  • Kershaw blanks Giants over seven innings
    Clayton Kershaw tossed seven innings of three-hit, shutout ball in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Giants.

    Advice: Kershaw was on his game from the start and did not allow a hit until Justin Ruggiano finally picked up a single with one out in the fourth inning. He did not walk a batter in the contest and struck out five in what was a crisp, effective outing against the rival Giants. The ace southpaw needed just 89 pitches to complete his seven innings of work. For the season as a whole, he is pitching to a typically masterful 2.15 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 62/8 K/BB ratio across nine starts. A home showdown with the Cardinals shows next on his schedule. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:25 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:10 pm
  • Lynn posts quality start but loses
    Lance Lynn allowed four runs – two earned – over six frames in Tuesday’s loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: Lynn surrendered a leadoff home run to Mookie Betts and another solo shot to Jackie Bradley in the second. That’s back-to-back games in which the big righty has served up two homers, which is unusual for him. He mostly settled in after that but wasn’t helped by a couple errors behind him. Lynn gets the Dodgers and Rockies on the road in a tough two-start week next week. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:57 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. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:37 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:13 pm
  • Alonso homers again, his 12th of the year
    Yonder Alonso went 2-for-4 with his 12th home run of the season in Saturday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Alonso had an RBI single in the fourth inning before swatting the solo homer in the eighth. His 12 dingers are second-most in the AL, and he's third in the league with 29 RBI. Fantasy owners are naturally having a hard time believing the 30-year-old's .302/.388/.689 line is legitimate, but the changes he made to his swing appear to be real and paying off big time at the plate. Rotoworld.com May 13, 9:23 pm
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