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  • Schoop slugs 22nd homer in loss to Rays
    Jonathan Schoop hit his 22nd home run of the season on Wednesday afternoon against the Rays.

    Advice: It was a solo shot in the top of the fourth inning off Rays starter Alex Cobb, who otherwise dominated the Orioles' offense. Schoop now has seven home runs and 23 RBI in 22 games this month. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:09 pm
  • Cano getting day off Wednesday vs. Boston
    Robinson Cano is getting the day off Wednesday.

    Advice: Danny Espinosa will start at second base and bat ninth for the Mariners against Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale. It appears to be routine rest for Cano. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:38 am
  • Dilson Herrera undergoes shoulder surgery
    Dilson Herrera underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from his right shoulder.

    Advice: That'll be a wrap for his 2017 season. Herrera didn't make a single appearance in the majors this year and he registered an underwhelming .264/.312/.397 batting line over 68 games for Triple-A Louisville. The former top-100 prospect will try to get his career back on track in 2018. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:59 am
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    L, 9-5 @NYY
     
  • Carpenter (quad) singles, scores in return
    Matt Carpenter (quad) went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored in the Cardinals' win over the Rockies on Tuesday.

    Advice: Carpenter sat out Monday's series opener versus Colorado with some minor quad tightness, but he played a full nine innings of first base Tuesday with no apparent issues. His run scored came on a Paul DeJong two-run shot in the bottom of the first inning. Carpenter had singled to shallow left field to lead off the frame. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:49 am
    5:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Chris Taylor continues to swing a hot bat
    Chris Taylor picked up a pair of doubles with three RBI in Tuesday's victory against Minnesota.

    Advice: Taylor has been on fire, posting four straight multi-hit games, while collecting two or more hits across nine of his past 11 outings. He is hitting an incredible .523 (23-for-44) with five doubles, three triples and two homers to increase his average from .285 to .321 just since July 9. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:07 am
    New Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    7:10 pm vs Min
     
  • Eduardo Escobar drives in another run
    Eduardo Escobar finished 1-for-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's game in San Diego.

    Advice: While it isn't much, he has posted four RBI over the past six outings. That's newsworthy because he had managed just four RBI in a 23-game span from June 17-July 16. Slowly but surely he is coming alive at the plate again. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:54 am
  • Chris Owings snaps hitless drought
    Chris Owings finished 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Tuesday's game against the Braves.

    Advice: Owings delivered an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth inning to snap an ugly 23 at-bat hitless skid. It was just his second RBI over the past 17 games, as he has been ice-cold in the blazing hot desert. Perhaps the extra-base hit and RBI will give him a little confidence heading into Wednesday's homestand finale. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:23 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Owings Ari - 2B,SS,OF
    Bot 3, 3-1 vs Atl
     
  • Paul DeJong homers again in Cardinals' win
    Paul DeJong belted a two-run homer and added a single in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

    Advice: DeJong took Jon Gray deep in the bottom of the first inning to get the scoring going and also singled off Gray in the fifth. With Dexter Fowler (forearm) on the disabled list, it looks like DeJong is going to stick in the third spot in the Cardinals' lineup for now. He has 13 homers with the big club over just 183 plate appearances, and 12 of them have come over his last 35 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:42 pm
    New Player Note
    Paul DeJong StL - 2B,3B,SS
    5:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Rougned Odor leaves the yard as Rangers win
    Rougned Odor clubbed one of four Rangers' home runs as they topped the Marlins on Tuesday night in Arlington.

    Advice: Odor launched a solo homer in the fifth inning that increased the Rangers' advantage to 7-4. He also singled and drew a walk in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-3. Even with the strong effort, he's slashing just .215/.256/.409 on the season with 20 homers and 44 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:20 pm
  • Tim Beckham blasts three-run HR to beat O's
    Tim Beckham blasted a three-run homer on Tuesday, powering the Rays to a 5-4 victory over the Orioles.

    Advice: His three-run shot capped off a five-run uprising in the second inning off of O's starter Wade Miley. While it was his lone hit in four at-bats on the afternoon, it was the biggest blow in the game. He has filled in admirably for the injured Matt Duffy this season, hitting .262/.316/.419 with 12 bombs and 36 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:40 pm
    W, 5-1 vs Bal
     
  • Ryan Goins plates a pair of runs
    Ryan Goins smacked a two-RBI double Tuesday against the Athletics.

    Advice: Goins' two-bagger in the second inning plated Kendrys Morales and Ezequiel Carrera. The defense-first utility infielder continues to be one of the worst-hitting players in the majors, as he's now sporting a .596 OPS. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:34 pm
    4:07 pm vs Oak
     
  • Merrifield goes deep as Royals beat Tigers
    Whit Merrifield clubbed his 11th home run of the season on Tuesday, powering the Royals to a 3-1 victory over the Tigers.

    Advice: Merrifield got the Royals started with a bang, crushing a leadoff homer off of Michael Fulmer. He also singled in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-4. With the two-hit attack, he's now slashing an impressive .291/.334/.491 with 11 homers and 42 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:22 pm
  • Marwin Gonzalez gets two hits, steals base
    Marwin Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored Tuesday in Philadelphia.

    Advice: Gonzalez had a pair of singles on the night, with one of them plating a run in the Astros' four-run sixth inning. He also stole his fifth base of the season. Gonzalez will be the team's primary shortstop while Carlos Correa (thumb) is on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:15 pm
    New Player Note
    Marwin González Hou - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:05 pm @Phi
     
  • Brewers in talks with DET for Kinsler, Wilson
    According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Brewers and Tigers are "engaged in ongoing discussions" on a trade involving both Ian Kinsler and Justin Wilson.

    Advice: ESPN's Buster Olney was first to report word of the Brewers' interest in Kinsler last week. The veteran second baseman is batting just .248/.331/.399 with nine home runs and 28 RBI in 81 games this season, but he's only owed around $4 million and the Brewers are exploring a range of options to upgrade their roster for the stretch run. Wilson, a 29-year-old left-handed reliever, owns a 2.75 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 55/16 K/BB ratio in 39 1/3 innings this season with Detroit. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:44 pm
  • Baez strikes out five times, Cubs still win
    Javier Baez went 0-for-5 with a career-high five strikeouts on Tuesday versus the White Sox.

    Advice: Cubs batters struck out a total of 17 times on the afternoon, but they still managed a 7-2 victory in the matinee game at Wrigley Field. Baez, 24, is slashing .267/.305/.466 with 12 home runs and 83 strikeouts in 88 games this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:02 pm
    New Player Note
    Javier Báez ChC - 2B,3B,SS
    5:08 pm @CWS
     
  • Kipnis (hamstring) nearing rehab assignment
    Indians manager Terry Francona said Jason Kipnis (hamstring) could begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend.

    Advice: Kipnis ran the bases without issue on Tuesday and will probably add fielding practice to the docket on Wednesday. The second baseman has been on the disabled list since July 9 because of a right hamstring strain. He's due back around the first week of August. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:01 pm
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs LAA
     
  • Trea Turner (wrist) fielded grounders Tuesday
    Trea Turner (wrist) took grounders on Tuesday afternoon at Nationals Park.

    Advice: That's a strong indication that Turner's checkup X-ray on Tuesday showed significant healing, though the star shortstop still hasn't been cleared to throw. He's been out for the last month with a fractured right wrist and there is no timetable yet for his return to Washington's active roster. The target for now is probably mid-August. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:58 pm
    New Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Mil
     
  • Marlins add Mike Aviles to active roster
    Marlins purchased the contract of INF/OF Mike Aviles from Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: Aviles will give the Marlins infield depth while shortstop J.T. Riddle recovers from a biceps injury. The veteran utilityman went hitless in seven plate appearances earlier this season with Miami. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:43 pm
    Player Note
    Mike Avilés Mia - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    5:05 pm @Tex
     
  • Marlins place JT Riddle (biceps) on the DL
    Marlins placed SS J.T. Riddle on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 22, with biceps tendinitis.

    Advice: Riddle has been sidelined for nearly a week with this upper-arm discomfort and the Marlins finally decided to quit playing a man short. The hope is Riddle will be ready for activation when first eligible in early August. Mike Aviles has been promoted from Triple-A New Orleans to give Miami infield depth. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:41 pm
    Player Note
    JT Riddle Mia - 2B,SS
    10-Day DL
    5:05 pm @Tex
     
  • Jedd Gyorko out of STL lineup Tuesday
    Jedd Gyorko is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Greg Garcia will start at third base and bat eighth versus Rockies right-hander Jon Gray. This appears to be a routine breather for Gyorko, who's fallen into a bit of a slump since the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:23 pm
    Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    5:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Carpenter (quad) returns to Cardinals' lineup
    Matt Carpenter (quad) is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Rockies.

    Advice: Carpenter missed Monday's series opener against Colorado after making an early exit Sunday night against the Cubs due to right quad tightness. He'll start at first base and bat leadoff Tuesday versus right-hander Jon Gray. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:19 pm
    5:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Angels call up INF Kaleb Cowart
    Angels recalled INF Kaleb Cowart from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Cowart, 25, was batting .311/.383/.482 batting line with 12 homers and 19 steals over 90 games this season in Triple-A. He could find himself with a share of second base duties and is worth watching in deeper fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:44 pm
    4:10 pm @Cle
     
  • Jose Pirela runs hit streak to 11 games
    Jose Pirela finished 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Monday's loss against the Mets.

    Advice: Pirela has hit safely in 11 consecutive outings, hitting .319 (15-for-47) with five doubles, a triple and five RBI during the impressive stretch. He has raised his average from .289 to .298 just since July 9. While he isn't your prototypical leadoff hitter, posting very little in the steals department, he is hitting for a nice average and a little pop. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:16 am
    7:10 pm vs NYM
     
  • Chris Taylor hitting .525 over past 10 games
    Chris Taylor posted three singles with a run scored and an RBI across four at-bats in Monday's win against the Twins.

    Advice: Taylor has been on a roll lately, posting three consecutive multi-hit games while collecting two or more hits in eight of his past 10 outings. The outfielder is hitting a ridiculous .525 (21-for-40) with three doubles, three triples and two home runs during the run to push his average from .285 to .318 just since July 9. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:52 am
    New Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    7:10 pm vs Min
     
  • Jean Segura reaches base three times in win
    Jean Segura finished 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a hit by pitch in Monday's victory against the visiting Red Sox.

    Advice: Segura was clipped on the foot on the HBP but he was fine and able to remain in the game. In fact, the Red Sox didn't feel he was hit by the offering from Eduardo Rodriguez, and they challenged the ruling to no avail. The double was Segura's first hit in four games, snapping 15 at-bats hitless skid. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:43 am
    Player Note
    Jean Segura Sea - 2B,SS
    Bot 4, 0-4 vs Bos
     
  • Sean Rodriguez belts first homer of season
    Sean Rodriguez connected for a pinch-hit two-run home run in the top of the fifth inning in Monday's game at Arizona.

    Advice: The veteran Rodriguez debuted in mid-July, as he needed time to recover from a severe shoulder injury suffered in a car accident during the offseason. The homer was just his second hit across 15 at-bats, but perhaps it will give the utility man a little confidence going forward. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:31 pm
    Player Note
    Sean Rodríguez Atl - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    Bot 3, 1-3 @Ari
     
  • Astros roll Phils, Altuve 4-for-4, 3 RBI, 3 R
    Jose Altuve went 4-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored in the Astros' 13-4 thrashing of the Phillies on Monday.

    Advice: Altuve reached base in all five of his trips to the plate, including a first-inning walk. He also had two doubles and a pair of run-scoring singles. The star second baseman has somehow gotten hotter since the All-Star break, even after a scorching first half. He's slashing .365/.431/.574 for an Astros team that is 33 games over .500. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:56 pm
    4:05 pm @Phi
     
  • Matt Carpenter (quad) expected back Tuesday
    Matt Carpenter (quad) is expected back in the Cardinals' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Carpenter isn't playing Monday after exiting Sunday's game with a tight right quad, but manager Mike Matheny said it was simply a dehydration issue and the infielder is feeling much better. Luke Voit is starting at first base Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:47 pm
    5:15 pm vs Col
     
  • J.T. Riddle (shoulder) sitting out again
    J.T. Riddle (shoulder) remained out of the Marlins' lineup Monday.

    Advice: He's missed five straight games with tendinitis in his right shoulder. Miguel Rojas will handle shortstop again. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:01 pm
    Player Note
    JT Riddle Mia - 2B,SS
    10-Day DL
    5:05 pm @Tex
     
  • Matt Carpenter (quad) not in Monday's lineup
    Matt Carpenter (quad) is not in the Cardinals' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Carpenter was lifted from Sunday's game with a tight right quad. The injury appears to be a day-to-day situation for the time being. Luke Voit is getting a start in his place, and Paul DeJong has moved up to the No. 3 spot in the lineup with Dexter Fowler shifting up to his old leadoff spot.With Paul DeJong slotting up to the three spot in the order, he becomes a viable punt play across the industry. Antonio Senzatela isn't a sieve by any means, as he's held hitters to a 0.75 HR/9 rate on the road this season (3 in 36 IP), but he's still not an arm we necessarily need to avoid with value plays. DeJong owns a very solid .367 ISO at home against RHP this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:50 pm
    5:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Angels calling up Kaleb Cowart
    The Angels are calling up infielder Kaleb Cowart from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: The Angels have yet to make an official announcement. Cowart has appeared in one game with the Angels this season and owns a .311/.383/.482 batting line with 12 homers and 19 steals over 90 games in Triple-A. It's unclear how the Angels intend to use him, but he's an option to play second base. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:07 pm
    4:10 pm @Cle
     
  • Dilson Herrera likely done for season
    Delino DeShields, the manager for the Reds' Triple-A affiliate, told Jason Linden of Red Leg Nation that Dilson Herrera (shoulder) is "probably done for the season."

    Advice: The Reds have yet to make an official announcement on his status. Acquired from the Mets in the Jay Bruce deal, Herrera has dealt with a shoulder issue dating back to spring training and owns an underwhelming .264/.312/.397 batting line over 68 games in Triple-A this year. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:57 am
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    L, 9-5 @NYY
     
  • Matt Carpenter leaves game with tight quad
    Matt Carpenter was removed from Sunday's game against the Cubs due to right quadriceps tightness.

    Advice: The injury appeared to occur while Carpenter was running the bases. The severity of the injury is not yet known. Luke Voit replaced him at first base on Sunday. Look for an update from the Cardinals on Carpenter's status after the conclusion of Sunday's game. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:59 pm
    5:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Merrifield clubs two homers to lead Royals
    Whit Merrifield blasted a pair of solo home runs on Sunday, helping to power the Royals to a walk-off victory.

    Advice: Merrifield started a trio of back-to-back-to-back solo homers off of Derek Holland in the fourth inning, then hit a game-tying solo blast in the eighth inning. It was the first multi-homer game of his career. Merrifield finished the day 2-for-3 plus a walk and is slashing a robust .293/.337/.489 with 10 homers and 41 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:50 pm
  • Altuve goes 4-for-5 with HR, SB in defeat
    Jose Altuve finished 4-for-5 with a homer, three RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored in the Astros' loss to the Orioles on Sunday.

    Advice: Altuve hit a game-tying three-run blast in the top of the third inning off O's starter Dylan Bundy and he also added three singles, but Houston ultimately fell 9-7 in the matinee at Camden Yards. The star second baseman is slashing .358/.424/.564 with 15 home runs, 56 RBI, 21 stolen bases, and 68 runs scored in 95 games this year. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:45 pm
    4:05 pm @Phi
     
  • Odor homers twice in Rangers' comeback win
    Rougned Odor homered twice Sunday in the Rangers' 6-5 comeback win over the Rays.

    Advice: Odor hit a solo shot in the top of the second inning and a game-tying two-run bomb in the Rangers' three-run top of the eighth. The second baseman finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI in the afternoon victory at Tropicana Field. He's batting .214/.252/.404 with 19 home runs and 43 RBI in 98 total games this year. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:35 pm
  • Trea Turner (wrist) to undergo X-ray Tuesday
    Trea Turner will undergo an X-ray Tuesday to see how much his fractured right wrist has healed.

    Advice: Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Sunday that Turner's recovery is coming along nicely but the outfielder has yet to resume baseball activities. It's unclear whether he might be cleared for activities if Tuesday's exam shows sufficient healing. Turner has already missed nearly four weeks of action. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:44 am
    New Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    10-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Mil
     
  • J.T. Riddle (shoulder) out again Sunday
    J.T. Riddle (shoulder) remained out of the Marlins' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He'll miss a fourth straight start with right shoulder tendinitis. Miguel Rojas will handle shortstop. The Marlins are also giving J.T. Realmuto and Marcell Ozuna days off, as they have A.J. Ellis at catcher and Ichiro Suzuki in left field. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:15 am
    Player Note
    JT Riddle Mia - 2B,SS
    10-Day DL
    5:05 pm @Tex
     
  • 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 Sunday, 2:28 am
    New Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    7:10 pm vs Min
     
  • Gonzalez crushes pinch-hit three-run bomb
    Marwin Gonzalez blasted a pinch-hit, three-run bomb in an 8-4 win over the Orioles on Saturday.

    Advice: He came in to replace Colin Moran in the middle of an at-bat after the young third baseman took a foul ball to the eye and had to be carted off the field in the sixth inning. Gonzalez promptly launched a three-run tater to put his club in the lead to stay. He added a double in his second at-bat. The veteran infielder has been one of the biggest surprises in the game this year. He offers multi-position eligibility in fantasy leagues and is slashing .316/.394/.593 with 18 homers and 58 RBI in 79 games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:58 pm
    New Player Note
    Marwin González Hou - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:05 pm @Phi
     
  • Paul DeJong homers off Lester in 3-2 loss
    Paul DeJong launched his 11th home run Saturday in the Cardinals’ loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: DeJong’s two-out solo blast off Jon Lester in the eighth inning accounted for the game’s first run. Randal Grichuk followed with a solo bomb of his own in the next at-bat, though the Cubs rallied for a 3-2 victory. The 23-year-old had been just four for his last 31 before Saturday’s breakout. He’s had an impressive rookie season, slashing .279/.294/.852 over 165 at-bats for the Red Birds. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:53 pm
    New Player Note
    Paul DeJong StL - 2B,3B,SS
    5:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Orioles looking to lock Schoop up long-term
    Orioles GM Dan Duquette said the team discussed a long-term deal with Jonathan Schoop over the winter.

    Advice: Obviously nothing came of it, but Duquette said the team plans to revisit those talks at a later date. Schoop has had a breakout year for the Orioles, leading the team with 20 homers and 67 RBI. He was also the Orioles' lone All-Star representative. The 25-year-old is under contract through 2019, so there's still plenty of time for the sides to work something out. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:27 pm
  • J.T. Riddle (shoulder) absent again Saturday
    J.T. Riddle (shoulder) is out of the Marlins' lineup Saturday against the Reds.

    Advice: Riddle is out of the lineup for a third straight day, last appearing as a pinch-hitter in Wednesday's loss to Philadelphia. He's day-to-day with a shoulder injury. Miguel Rojas is filling in at shortstop and batting eighth Saturday against Reds right-hander Robert Stephenson. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:19 pm
    Player Note
    JT Riddle Mia - 2B,SS
    10-Day DL
    5:05 pm @Tex
     
  • Brewers express interest in acquiring Kinsler
    Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Brewers have expressed interest in acquiring Ian Kinsler from the Tigers.

    Advice: The Brewers are in free fall mode and have seen their lead in the National League Central evaporate since the All-Star break, so they're exploring all options. He's only on the books for this season, plus a very affordable $10 million club option for 2018, so he's a guy who could make a lot of sense to teams looking for an upgrade at second base. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:38 am
  • Jose Pirela triples, doubles in four-hit game
    Jose Pirela finished 4-for-6 with triple, a double and three RBI on Friday.

    Advice: He also walked in the 11-inning victory. Pirela is batting .296 with 15 doubles and five homers in just 152 at-bats. Plate discipline is an issue, and he's miscast as a leadoff man for the Padres. Still, he's been the team's best hitter since his callup. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:12 am
    7:10 pm vs NYM
     
  • Merrifield has walk-off sac fly
    Whit Merrifield delivered a walk-off sacrifice fly in the 10th inning as part of Friday’s 7-6 victory over the White Sox.

    Advice: The game-winner was set up after Tyler Clippard walked Jorge Bonifacio to load the bases. Merrifield drove in three runs on the day, including a two-run double. He also swiped a base, which gives him 16 steals overall. Locked in as the Royals’ primary leadoff hitter, the 28-year-old is a useful and versatile option in deeper mixed fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:08 pm
  • Schoop blasts three-run homer in loss Friday
    Jonathan Schoop clubbed a three-run homer as part of a five-run rally in the ninth inning on Friday, but it still wasn't enough to overcome the Astros.

    Advice: Schoop's shot off of Chris Devenski pulled the Orioles to within a run at 8-7, but that would be as close as they would get. He also singled in the ballgame, finishing the night 2-for-5. The 25-year-old has now homered in each of his last two games and is slashing .303/.351/.547 with 20 homers and 67 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:11 pm
  • Dilson Herrera having shoulder examined
    Dilson Herrera will have his nagging right shoulder issue examined next week.

    Advice: Herrera has had a shoulder problem dating back to spring training, and more recently the Reds are getting worried that the injury could be serious. It seems to have affected him at the plate, as he's hit a disappointing .264/.312/.397 at Triple-A Louisville. We'll obviously find out more about Herrera's status after he's examined. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:09 pm
    Not Active
    L, 9-5 @NYY
     
  • Cano notches three hits against Yankees
    Robinson Cano went 3-for-5 with an RBI double in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: The Yankees held a 4-0 lead in the ninth inning before Cano finally broke through with a gap RBI double against Aroldis Chapman to score the team's lone run of the contest. While the All-Star second baseman has not put up a season quite as glorious as his 2016 campaign, he is still slashing a respectable .271/.333/.472 with 18 homers and 65 RBI in 86 games played. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:45 pm
  • Merrifield hits eighth homer against Tigers
    Whit Merrifield went 2-for-6 with a home run and two runs scored in Thursday's lopsided win over the Tigers.

    Advice: Merrifield socked a solo homer in the sixth inning, his eighth home run of the year. The 28-year-old has been on a tear during a seven-game hitting streak, going 11-for-30 with six extra-base hits during that time. On the year, Merrifield is hitting a healthy .290/.330/.468 with those eight homers, 35 RBI, 37 runs scored and 15 steals. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:58 pm
  • Schoop's homer, three RBI lead Orioles to win
    Jonathan Schoop went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI as the Orioles topped the Rangers 9-7 on Thursday.

    Advice: The Orioles were actually kept in check for three innings by Rangers starter Cole Hamels before Schoop's solo homer in the fourth. With the ice broken, the O's scored three more in the fifth and four in the sixth, with Schoop's two-run single capping the sixth inning outburst. With seven hits in his last 13 at-bats, the 25-year-old has his overall line up to a robust .302/.350/.540 with 19 homers, 63 RBI and 55 runs scored. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:27 pm
  • Schoop goes 3-for-4 with three RBI Wednesday
    Jonathan Schoop went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Rangers.

    Advice: He doubled to drive in two runs in the third inning and plated another run with a single in the seventh. The 25-year-old second baseman now rocks a studly .300 batting average in addition to 18 home runs, 54 runs scored and 60 RBI. The only thing he doesn't do is steal bases. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:34 pm
  • Javier Baez stays hot in win over Braves
    Javier Baez finished 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in the Cubs' defeat of the Braves on Wednesday.

    Advice: Baez gave the Cubs three insurance runs with his bomb to center field in the top of the eighth inning. The 24-year-old infielder has 10 hits (two doubles, two homers) and six RBI over his last four games. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:47 pm
    New Player Note
    Javier Báez ChC - 2B,3B,SS
    5:08 pm @CWS
     
  • Javier Baez reaches the seats in road win
    Javier Baez finished 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 5-1 victory in Atlanta.

    Advice: Baez has come alive nicely over the past few games, going 7-for-12 with a double, a home run, three runs scored and three RBI over his past three outings. He was mired in a 7-for-37 (.189) skid prior to the streak of three straight multi-hit performances. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:18 am
    New Player Note
    Javier Báez ChC - 2B,3B,SS
    5:08 pm @CWS
     
  • 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
    New Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    7:10 pm vs Min
     
  • Gyorko has sac fly RBI, stolen base vs. Mets
    Jedd Gyorko went 1-for-4 with a sacrifice fly RBI and a stolen base in a win over the Mets on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gyorko plated a run with a flyout in the first inning. He then singled and stole second base in the third inning. He quietly has six steals in six attempts this year after entering the year with just four steals in his career. The 28-year-old is having a great offensive season all around, batting .292/.354/.505 with 14 homers, 49 RBI and 36 runs scored overall. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:48 pm
    Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    5:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Carpenter turns in four-hit night versus Mets
    Matt Carpenter went 4-for-5 with an RBI double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

    Advice: Carpenter had a pair of doubles in the game, catalyzing the Cardinals' offense with four of the team's 12 hits. The infielder is in the midst of an eight-game hitting streak in which he's 14-for-31 with five doubles, three RBI and six runs scored. The hot stretch has Carpenter's overall line up to a more respectable .253/.386/.461 after a subpar first half. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:18 pm
    5:15 pm vs Col
     
  • DeJong slugs 10th homer Monday vs. Mets
    Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer Monday in the Cardinals' defeat of the Mets.

    Advice: The drive to center in the top of the sixth inning opened the floodgates on a six-run frame for the visiting Cardinals. DeJong now has 10 home runs in his first 40 major league games, to go along with a shiny .899 OPS. He should continue to get everyday playing time on the St. Louis infield, primarily at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:03 pm
    New Player Note
    Paul DeJong StL - 2B,3B,SS
    5:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Braves activate INF Rodriguez from DL
    Braves activated INF Sean Rodriguez from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Rodriguez has been out all season after injuring his shoulder in an offseason car crash. He was originally expected to miss the entire year, but he managed to make it back just a few days removed from the All-Star break. The 32-year-old should function in a utility role. Rotoworld.com Jul 17, 12:27 pm
    Player Note
    Sean Rodríguez Atl - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    Bot 3, 1-3 @Ari
     
  • Jose Altuve doubles, steals home in victory
    Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a double and a steal of home in Sunday's win over the Twins.

    Advice: Altuve stole home when the ball got away following a strikeout of Josh Reddick in the seventh inning. The diminutive second baseman is putting another all-universe campaign together this season, slashing .349/.418/.553 with 13 homers, 51 RBI, 62 runs scored and 19 steals across 338 at-bats. He has picked up multiple hits in seven of his last 10 games. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 2:04 pm
    4:05 pm @Phi
     
  • Tim Beckham activated from disabled list
    Rays activated INF Tim Beckham from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Beckham made it back from an ankle injury in the minimum 10 days. His playing time figures to be limited mostly to against lefties with Brad Miller back. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 7:03 am
    W, 5-1 vs Bal
     
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