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  • Blue Jays acquire Rob Refsnyder from Yankees
    Blue Jays acquired INF/OF Rob Refsnyder from the Yankees in exchange for 1B Ryan McBroom.

    Advice: Refsnyder will head to Triple-A Buffalo for now. The 26-year-old sports an underwhelming .241/.312/.332 batting line over 262 plate appearances at the big league level, but he's hit well consistently in the minors and offers versatility. Rotoworld.com 15 minutes ago
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  • Jarrod Dyson (toe) sitting out Sunday
    Jarrod Dyson (toe) is not in the Mariners' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Dyson suffered a hyperextended toe when he collided with the outfield wall Saturday. He's expected to miss a day or two of action. Guillermo Heredia is in center field. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:01 am
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  • Anthony Banda optioned to Triple-A
    Diamondbacks optioned LHP Anthony Banda to Triple-A Reno.

    Advice: Banda allowed four runs and struck out five over 5 2/3 frames against the Nationals on Saturday in his major league debut. It was a spot start while Taijuan Walker was on paternity leave. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:59 am
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  • Nelson Cruz provides late-inning heroics
    Nelson Cruz delivered a game-winning single in the 10th inning of Saturday's game against the Yankees.

    Advice: Cruz hasn't posted an extra-base hit over the past five outings, but he still has six homers and 16 RBI across 17 games in the month of July. The All-Star remains productive, producing a slash line of .288/.364/.593 through 333 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:04 am
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  • Chris Taylor comes off bench and shines
    Chris Taylor finished 2-for-2 with a solo home run and three RBI in Saturday's home victory against Atlanta.

    Advice: Taylor came on as part of a double switch in the seventh inning despite the fact he has been tearing the cover off the ball. Trayce Thompson started and struggled again, so don't look for Taylor's playing time to be curtailed much. Taylor is now hitting .429 (27-for-63) with six doubles, three triples, three homers and 10 RBI across 16 games with a 1.208 OPS. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:28 am
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  • Rich Hill pushes aside Braves for win No. 7
    Rich Hill yielded just two earned runs, six hits and two walks with eight strikeouts across 6 1/3 innings in a victory against the Braves on Saturday.

    Advice: Hill said after the game that he is dealing with a respiratory ailment. It's uncertain if the illness will force him to miss his next scheduled start, but he'll have a week to rest before he is expected to take the hill against the rival Giants next Saturday. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:16 am
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  • Julio Teheran suffers first road loss of year
    Julio Teheran was tagged for four earned runs, nine hits and a walk with six strikeouts across 6 1/3 innings in a road loss Saturday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Teheran slipped to 6-1 with a 2.84 ERA in 10 road outings, while the opposition is still hitting just .237 against him away from home. His next scheduled start is set for Friday in Philadelphia opposite Jeremy Hellickson. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:10 am
  • Greg Holland wiggles out of trouble for save
    Greg Holland allowed an earned run, two hits and two walks over 1 1/3 innings in Saturday's game against the Nationals to hang on for his 31st save of the season.

    Advice: Despite the earned run, Holland is still cruising along with a 1.72 ERA overall this season, even better than his career mark of 2.33. Holland has been one of the most dependable closers in the majors, and a tremendous asset to fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:55 pm
  • German Marquez sharp in win against Pirates
    German Marquez allowed two earned runs, three hits and two walks with nine strikeouts over seven innings in a win against the Pirates on Saturday.

    Advice: Marquez had a dismal month of June, going 1-2 with a 5.48 ERA over five outings. He has picked up the pace rather nicely in July, posting three consecutive victories and quality starts. He'll look to extend that run in his next scheduled outing Friday in Washington opposite Stephen Strasburg. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:52 pm
  • Ryan Zimmerman move to top of team list
    Ryan Zimmerman finished 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and RBI in Saturday's game in Arizona.

    Advice: The double was the 361st of Zimmerman's career, moving him to the top of the Expos/Nationals franchise list, one ahead of Tim Wallach. The solid games have been few and far between lately for Zimmerman, who has posted eight hitless stat lines across 14 games in the month of July. Still, he is the kind of fantasy option you stick with through thick and thin. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:28 pm
  • David Peralta cooled off by Washington
    David Peralta was hitless across four at-bats with a pair of strikeouts in Saturday's game against the Nationals.

    Advice: The goose egg snapped a 10-game hitting streak. He is still hitting a cool .381 (16-for-42) with six runs scored, two homers and six RBI over the past 11 outings. He'll look to start a new streak Sunday, but it won't be easy against fireballer Stephen Strasburg. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:24 pm
  • Anthony Banda knocked around in debut
    Anthony Banda allowed four earned runs, seven hits and no walks with five strikeouts across 5 2/3 innings in a loss against the Nationals on Saturday.

    Advice: Banda threw 55 of his 82 pitches for strikes in his major league debut. He didn't fare much worse or much better than his time at the Triple-A level. He has a 5.08 ERA with a 1.43 WHIP and 93/43 K/BB ratio. He can be avoided in most fantasy formats for now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:09 pm
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  • Bour goes 2-for-4 with two runs vs Reds Sat.
    Justin Bour went 2-for-4 and scored twice in Saturday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: He singled twice and both times trotted home on dingers by J.T. Realmuto. The 29-year-old first baseman is batting a splendid .291/.368/.554 with 21 home runs and 63 RBI. He has one stolen base this year, and that is the first and only one of his career. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Cabrera enjoys big four-hit night against KC
    Melky Cabrera went a perfect 4-for-4 with an RBI double and a home run in Saturday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Cabrera had Royals starter Jason Vargas' number, swatting a solo homer off him in the third inning before knocking an RBI double in the fifth. The runs were the only two the Sox would muster on the evening. In the midst of a wasteland of a season for the club, Cabrera has quietly had a terrific offensive year, batting .296/.340/.446 with 13 homers, 56 RBI and 52 runs scored. Given those numbers, it wouldn't be shocking to see the 32-year-old free agent-to-be dealt before the trade deadline, but there hasn't been much smoke around Cabrera to date. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Vargas holds Sox to two runs in no-decision
    Jason Vargas kept the White Sox to two runs over five innings but didn't factor in the decision Saturday.

    Advice: Vargas held the Sox offense basically in check save for Melky Cabrera, who got to the southpaw for a solo homer in the third inning before doubling in another run in the fifth. Vargas was very good against the non-Cabrera White Sox, though, scattering seven hits and a walk overall. It was a good rebound from a pair of poor performances his last two times out. With Saturday's showing, the 34-year-old remains 12-4 with a 3.08 ERA and 1.24 WHIP heading into Friday's clash with the Red Sox. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:27 pm
  • Jarrod Dyson leaves after crashing into wall
    Jarrod Dyson left Saturday's game against the Yankees after crashing into the center field wall.

    Advice: Dyson went hard into the wall while trying to reel in a fifth-inning triple hit by Garrett Cooper. He finished out the inning after being checked on by trainers but was later replaced by Guillermo Heredia. Dyson was hitless in two at-bats before exiting. The 32-year-old has hit a sluggish .236 this year but ranks second in the American League with 22 steals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:20 pm
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  • Presley goes 3-for-5 with a run and RBI Sat.
    Alex Presley went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored against the Twins on Saturday.

    Advice: He smoked a ground-rule double that plated a run in the eighth inning, then rode home on a Justin Upton longball. The veteran part-time outfielder has made the most of his limited opportunities this year. He has a .329 batting average with one homer and 10 RBI in 93 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:01 pm
  • Diamondbacks promote Banda for Saturday start
    Diamondbacks recalled LHP Anthony Banda from Triple-A Reno.

    Advice: The 23-year-old southpaw will make his big league debut on Saturday against the Nationals. While he's talented, he owns a troublesome 5.08 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 93/43 K/BB ratio across 101 innings at Triple-A Reno. He should be avoided for his debut against a hard-hitting Nationals' squad. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:02 am
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  • Ryan Zimmerman goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Ryan Zimmerman went 0-for-4 and struck out twice in the loss to the Diamondbacks on Friday.

    Advice: Zimmerman was absolutely awesome for 30 games this year, hitting .435/.475/.907. In the 56 games since, he's been a below average regular, coming in at .259/.307/.406. It's past time that he get dropped behind Daniel Murphy and Anthony Rendon in the Nationals' lineup. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:20 pm
  • Peralta goes 3-for-5 with a homer, two RBI
    David Peralta went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Reds.

    Advice: He cracked an RBI double in the third inning and topped that by smoking a solo home run off starter Tim Adleman in the fifth. The veteran outfielder owns a .318 batting average with nine home runs and 31 RBI in 82 games. He's scored 52 runs and stolen six bases in seven attempts. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:17 pm
  • Yanks DFA Rob Refsnyder and Ji-Man Choi
    Yankees designated INF/OF Rob Refsnyder for assignment.

    Advice: Ji-Man Choi was also put on waivers Wednesday as the Yankees cleared roster space for trade acquisitions Todd Frazier, David Robertson, and Tommy Kahnle. Refsnyder holds a poor .241/.312/.332 career batting line in 94 games at the major league level, but he was a well-regarded prospect not long ago and should find interest from other teams on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:57 am
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  • Peralta puts together three-hit night Tuesday
    David Peralta went 3-for-5 with an RBI double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Possibly galvanized by the news that the Diamondbacks had acquired outfielder J.D. Martinez earlier in the evening, Peralta showed that he deserves a spot in the D'backs outfield as well with a strong showing. The 29-year-old contributed an RBI double in the club's six-run fifth inning, tacking on a pair of singles as well. The presence of Martinez, A.J. Pollock and the injured Yasmany Tomas makes for a crowded D'backs outfield, but Peralta is hitting .313/.364/.468 in 81 games and shouldn't be negatively affected much, if at all, by the team's big-ticket acquisition Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:48 pm
  • Greg Holland slams doors on Padres
    Greg Holland struck out the side in a perfect 12-pitch ninth inning for his 30th save of the season Tuesday against the Padres.

    Advice: Holland has converted six save chances in a row since a blown chance on June 15. This was his first perfect inning over the past four appearances, and it was the first time he struck out the side since May 14. The All-Star continues to pitch well, as he has 30 saves, a 1.53 ERA and 48 strikeouts over just 35 1/3 innings with just two homers allowed. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:25 pm
  • Chris Taylor goes 4-for-5 in win
    Chris Taylor went 4-for-5 with a double and a steal versus the White Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: He scored the only run of the game for either team. Taylor is playing well again of late after struggling to hit for average in June; he's batting .408 with a homer, two triples and four doubles in 49 at-bats during July. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:49 pm
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  • German Marquez strikes out nine in win
    German Marquez yielded three runs in 6 2/3 innings and struck out nine in beating the Padres on Monday.

    Advice: Marquez was lit up for eight runs by the Nationals in his 2017 debut on April 25. Since then, he's 7-3 with a 2.96 ERA and a 74/25 K/BB ratio in 79 innings. Just 22, he should rightfully be viewed as one of the NL's top young pitchers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:18 pm
  • Jason Vargas gives up six runs in loss
    Jason Vargas was tagged for six runs in 2 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Tigers.

    Advice: Vargas also gave up six runs in his previous start this month. He'd given up more than three earned runs in a start just once during the first three months, but he was due for some correction there. He entered the night with a 3.78 FIP to go along with his 2.62 ERA. There isn't much reason to think he'll be a significant asset in mixed leagues in the second half. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:02 pm
  • Teheran takes loss Monday versus Cubs
    Julio Teheran took a loss Monday after yielding two runs over six innings against the Cubs.

    Advice: Teheran walked four and surrendered five hits, including a two-run single to Ben Zobrist in the top of the fifth inning. The right-hander is now 7-7 on the season with a 4.69 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and 80/44 K/BB ratio in 19 starts covering 109 1/3 innings. He could soon be changing teams. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:02 pm
  • Zimmerman passes Vlad on franchise HR list
    Ryan Zimmerman socked a solo homer Monday against the Reds to become the Nationals/Expos all-time franchise leader in home runs.

    Advice: It was his 235th career homer, which put him past former Expos outfielder Vladimir Guerrero. He’s now up to 20 homers on the year, but this was his first since June 13. Zimmerman went 3-for-5 on the day, which was nice to see. He came into Monday’s action with a .202/.263/.236 batting line dating back to June 13. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:47 pm
  • Nelson Cruz blasts game-winning homer Sunday
    Nelson Cruz blasted a go-ahead solo homer in the 10th inning on Sunday, propelling the Mariners to a 7-6 victory over the White Sox.

    Advice: Cruz jumped out of his shoes swinging 3-0, demolishing a Chris Beck offering into the seats in left field. He finished the afternoon 1-for-3 plus a walk. The veteran slugger is enjoying another terrific season, slashing .292/.375/.532 with 19 home runs and 73 RBI. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:51 pm
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  • Braves are very open to dealing Julio Teheran
    Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Braves are "very open" to dealing right-hander Julio Teheran.

    Advice: The 26-year-old is having a rough season, compiling a 4.79 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 75/40 K/BB ratio over 103 1/3 innings in his 18 starts. He's under contract for two more seasons though at a very affordable total of $19 million. He could become an attractive commodity for teams that miss out on Sonny Gray. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:15 pm
  • Rich Hill fans nine as Dodgers beat Marlins
    Rich Hill threw five innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Dodgers' 3-2 defeat of the Marlins.

    Advice: Hill struck out nine batters and issued zero walks in another excellent outing. The one run he gave up came on an RBI single by Ichiro Suzuki in the bottom of the fifth. Hill boasts a 1.74 ERA and 44/6 K/BB ratio over his last five starts covering 31 innings. He'll try to keep it rolling next time out against the Braves. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:47 pm
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  • Ryan Zimmerman not in Sunday's lineup
    Ryan Zimmerman is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's just getting a day off. Matt Wieters is also receiving a breather, as the Nats have Adam Lind at first base and Jose Lobaton at catcher. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:17 am
  • Justin Bour not in Sunday's lineup
    Justin Bour is not in the Marlins' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Dee Gordon and J.T. Realmuto are also sitting out. The Marlins have Tyler Moore at first base, Derek Dietrich at second and A.J. Ellis at catcher. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:48 am
  • Cruz smokes two-run bomb vs White Sox
    Nelson Cruz clubbed a two-run homer in Saturday's win over the White Sox.

    Advice: He went yard off reliever Anthony Swarzak to turn a one-run deficit into a one-run lead in the sixth inning. It was Cruz's only hit of the ballgame in four tries. He is rocking a .292/.372/.525 triple-slash with 18 home runs and a major league leading 72 RBI. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:41 pm
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  • Melky Cabrera goes 4-for-5 with a home run
    Melky Cabrera went 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored but his team fell to the Mariners on Saturday.

    Advice: He led off the White Sox' portion of the first inning by swatting a solo homer off Felix Hernandez. In his next at-bat he laced an RBI single. Cabrera is having a productive season in fantasy terms, wielding a .290 batting average with 11 home runs, 50 runs scored and 53 RBI. He has yet to steal a base this year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:29 pm
  • Bour has two-run double in loss
    Justin Bour went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in Friday’s loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: His double put the Marlins ahead in the bottom of the fifth inning, but the Dodgers rallied against closer A.J. Ramos in the ninth. Bour has already driven in 11 runs this month. The 29-year-old slugger has enjoyed a breakout campaign with a .288/.366/.555 batting line to go along with 20 homers and 61 RBI. He’d likely net a nice return in a trade, but the Marlins are reluctant to move him. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:32 pm
  • Rob Refsnyder optioned to Triple-A
    Yankees optioned INF/OF Rob Refsnyder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Refsnyder has played sparingly in his multiple stints in the majors this season, hitting just .135/.200/.216. He'll return to a .309/.399/.455 line at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:32 pm
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