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  • Jean Segura launches fifth home run
    Jean Segura finished 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Tuesday's game against Philadelphia.

    Advice: Segura's shot was all the Seattle offense could muster against Aaron Nola, who was masterful in a 113-pitch quality start. It was also his first homer - and just his second extra-base hit - in six outings since coming off the 10-day disabled list on June 21. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:21 am
  • Carlos Asuaje reaches base three times
    Carlos Asuaje collected a single and a double over three at-bats Tuesday against Atlanta, and he also drew a walk.

    Advice: Asuaje has a pair of multi-hit performances over his past three games. However, it wasn't all rosy in Tuesday's outing, as he posted his first error on a throw. The middle infielder should see semi-frequent playing time until veteran Yangervis Solarte (oblique) is ready to return from the 10-day disabled list. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:13 pm
  • Dustin Pedroia reaches four times in win
    Dustin Pedroia went 3-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored Tuesday in Boston's 9-2 rout of Minnesota.

    Advice: Pedroia has collected multiple hits in eight of his last 14 games, taking his average to .299. The power has been absent this year, limiting his fantasy value, but it might come back some if he could get somewhere close to 100 percent physically for any length of time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • DJ LeMahieu day-to-day with groin cramp
    DJ LeMahieu exited Tuesday's game against the Giants with a right groin cramp.

    Advice: LeMahieu evidently must have felt something when he ran out a groundball in the top of the fourth, as he was removed in between innings. A cramp is certainly better than a strain, and the Rockies are calling him day-to-day. However, they might have more on the second baseman's status after the game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:56 pm
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Trea Turner steals four bases in Nats victory
    Trea Turner went 2-for-5 and swiped four bases as the Nationals dispatched of the Cubs 6-1 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Turner was instant offense for the Nationals in this one. He led off the game with an infield single then proceeded to swipe second and third base before scampering home on an infield single by Brian Goodwin. Next time up he walked in the third inning, again swiped second and third base, then scored on an error. His average continues to climb as well, hitting .267/.307/.406 with seven homers, 32 RBI and 32 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:57 pm
    New Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Rougned Odor in 3-for-37 slump
    Rougned Odor went 0-for-3 on Tuesday and is in a 3-for-37 slump with no RBI and 11 strikeouts in his last nine games.

    Advice: Odor finally seemed to have righted the ship earlier this month, hitting .313/.340/.750 with five homers in a 12-game span. Now he's basically right back where he started. If he doesn't play better over the rest of the week, the Rangers should consider sending him down for a Triple-A refresher through the All-Star break. It worked for Mike Zunino. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:15 pm
  • Chris Owings sitting out on Tuesday
    Chris Owings is absent from the Diamondbacks' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: It looks to be a routine day off. Nick Ahmed is at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:30 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Owings Ari - 2B,SS,OF
    6:40 pm vs StL
     
  • Tyler Saladino (back) fields grounders
    Tyler Saladino (back) fielded groundballs in pre-game on Tuesday.

    Advice: Saladino says that his back -- which he noted previously had been an issue since last season -- is now pain-free. He'll need a rehab assignment before returning and it's unclear when that might happen. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:17 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs NYY
     
  • Jed Lowrie (knee) back in lineup Tuesday
    Jed Lowrie (knee) is back in the Athletics' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Lowrie missed the last two games after tweaking his right knee. He's at second base and hitting third against Mike Fiers and the Astros. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:52 pm
  • Yankees place 2B Castro (hamstring) on DL
    Yankees placed 2B Starlin Castro on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.

    Advice: Castro suffered the injury on Monday while running out a groundball. The good news is it's only a Grade 1 strain and he thinks he has a chance to be back when his 10 days are up. Tyler Wade is replacing Castro on the roster and figures to play a lot at second base. Ronald Torreyes is starting there Tuesday, and Rob Refsnyder is also an option. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:44 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:10 pm @CWS
     
  • Chase d'Arnaud goes on paternity leave
    Padres placed INF Chase d'Arnaud on the paternity leave list.

    Advice: He'll miss the next 1-3 games. Manny Margot was activated from the DL to take d'Arnaud's spot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:06 pm
    New Player Note
    Chase d'Arnaud SD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    Not Active
    7:10 pm vs Atl
     
  • Villar on the bench in return from DL
    Jonathan Villar is not in the starting lineup Tuesday versus the Reds.

    Advice: In other words, Villar is sitting in his return from the disabled list while the hot-hitting Eric Sogard will start at second base and hit leadoff. He struggled before hitting the DL with a back strain and now his playing time could be in jeopardy. Ryan Braun, who was also activated from the DL on Tuesday, is in the lineup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:47 pm
  • Jonathan Villar activated from disabled list
    Brewers activated INF Jonathan Villar from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Villar landed on the disabled list with a back strain earlier this month, but he made it through a brief rehab assignment with no issues while going 8-for-13. The Brewers will have to hope that he can keep it going in his return to the active roster. Villar has put up a disappointing .213/.283/.342 batting line so far this season. Eric Sogard could cut into his playing time if he continues to struggle. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:22 pm
  • Brewers designate Franklin for assignment
    Brewers designated INF Nick Franklin for assignment.

    Advice: Franklin gets the boot with Jonathan Villar and Ryan Braun coming back from the disabled list. The 26-year-old was claimed off waivers from the Rays at the end of spring training, but he batted just .195/.258/.317 with two homers and 10 RBI through 53 games during his tenure with Milwaukee. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:15 pm
    New Player Note
    Nick Franklin Mil - 1B,2B,SS,OF
    Not Active
    4:10 pm @Cin
     
  • Rays option INF Robertson to Triple-A
    Rays optioned INF Daniel Robertson to Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for the newly-acquired Adeiny Hechavarria. Robertson was batting .224/.314/.365 with five homers and 16 RBI through 58 games as a rookie. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:10 pm
    Not Active
    4:05 pm @Pit
     
  • Marlins outright Colon to Triple-A
    Marlins sent INF Christian Colon outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: Colon passed through waivers after being designated for assignment late last week. The 27-year-old will provide infield depth in the minors. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:55 am
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs NYM
     
  • Chase Utley doubles in shutout defeat
    Chase Utley went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout in Monday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: The Angels cooled off the Dodgers in this one, with the boys from Los Angeles finishing with just five hits in the shutout loss. Utley's double was his ninth of the season. The elder second baseman has picked up two-baggers in two of his last three games, but is hitting just .229/.330/.388 with four homers and 20 RBI in 170 at-bats for the season as a whole. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:14 pm
    Player Note
    Chase Utley LAD - 1B,2B
    7:07 pm @LAA
     
  • Jose Ramirez picks up three hits in victory
    Jose Ramirez went 3-for-5 with three runs scored in Monday's win over the Rangers.

    Advice: As a team, the Indians racked up 15 runs on 19 hits during a comeback which saw them overcome a 9-2 fourth-inning deficit. This huge offensive performance happened without the Indians hitting a home run. Zeroing in on Ramirez, this was his third three-hit performance in his last 10 games and his seventh multi-hit showing in that space. Overall, the 24-year-old third baseman is slashing a strong .326/.381/.567 with 12 homers, 35 RBI, 51 runs scored and eight steals in 282 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:06 pm
    Player Note
    José Ramírez Cle - 2B,3B,OF
    4:10 pm vs Tex
     
  • Wong (triceps) could return this weekend
    Kolten Wong (triceps) could be activated from the disabled list by this weekend.

    Advice: Wong is set to begin a rehab assignment in the middle of this week. He's missed nearly two weeks of action with a right triceps strain that initially popped up while he was on a rehab assignment earlier this month with a left elbow issue. Paul DeJong has been filling in at second base. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:07 pm
    Player Note
    Kolten Wong StL - 2B,OF
    10-Day DL
    6:40 pm @Ari
     
  • Starlin Castro exited with strained hamstring
    Starlin Castro left Monday's game versus the White Sox with a strained right hamstring.

    Advice: Castro tweaked the hammy while trying to beat out a grounder in the third inning. Tyler Wade is headed to the majors, and it's likely to take Castro's spot on the roster. Castro will undergo an MRI on Tuesday before the team officially makes a decision on a DL move, but it certainly appears the second baseman will miss some time. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:34 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:10 pm @CWS
     
  • Starlin Castro exits with apparent leg injury
    Starlin Castro departed Monday's game against the in the third inning with an apparent leg injury.

    Advice: Castro pulled up lame while trying to beat out a grounder and was lifted after walking off gingerly. It looked like something that could require a disabled list stint, but the Yankees should have an update later Monday. Castro has also been battling a wrist issue of late. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:56 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:10 pm @CWS
     
  • Kaleb Cowart optioned to Triple-A
    Angels optioned INF Kaleb Cowart to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Cowart was only up for one day, reaching base three times and driving in two runs in a start Sunday. He's replaced on the roster by Jefry Marte. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:26 pm
    Not Active
    7:07 pm vs LAD
     
  • J.T. Riddle now Marlins' starter at shortstop
    J.T. Riddle will continue be the Marlins' starter at shortstop following the trade of Adeiny Hechavarria to the Rays.

    Advice: Riddle, 25, has batted an unimpressive .230/.251/.354 with three homers over his first 173 plate appearances with the big club. He's a downgrade from Hechavarria defensively and never hit much in the minors, either. For fantasy purposes, Riddle is merely a deep NL-only option. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:40 pm
    Player Note
    JT Riddle Mia - 2B,SS
    4:10 pm vs NYM
     
  • Starlin Castro (wrist) back in lineup Monday
    Starlin Castro (wrist) is back in the Yankees' lineup MOnday.

    Advice: Castro unavailable on Sunday after receiving a cortisone shot in his ailing right wrist, an injury that's bothered him for six weeks. He'll tape the wrist up and attempt to gut it out. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:15 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:10 pm @CWS
     
  • Three hit day for Kingery
    Phillies prospect Scott Kingery went 3-for-4 on Sunday for Double-A Reading.

    Advice: This was Kingery's final game in Double-A, and it was a nice way to end his time there. He'll likely miss the friendly confines of Reading and the Eastern League, but he's certainly talented enough to believe he'll handle Triple-A well. If things go as well in the International League, he could earn a call-up before the end of the year. Either way, he's one of the best second base prospects in baseball. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:28 am
    Not Active
    12:40 pm @Sea
     
  • Two more hits for Urias
    Padres prospect Luis Urias went 2-for-4 on Sunday for Double-A San Antonio.

    Advice: Ho hum. This is just what Urias does. He's not going to hit for a ton of power, he's not going to steal a ton of bases, but he's going to get on base. A lot. He's also looking like a legitimate candidate to stay at shortstop now, and if that holds, his value goes up substantially. Even if he has to move to second base, Urias is an excellent middle-infield prospect. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:53 am
    Not Active
    7:10 pm vs Atl
     
  • Calhoun blasts homer
    Dodgers prospect Willie Calhoun went 2-for-4 with a homer on Sunday for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: The homer gives Calhoun 16 on the season. If it wasn't for defensive concerns, you'd likely already see him in a Dodger uniform; both the hit and power tools are plus, and there's very little he needs to work on at this point. Unfortunately, those defensive issues are there, so it's not likely you see him up in Los Angeles until rosters expand. Still, the offensive potential is so good that he's a must-have in dynasty leagues, and worth keeping an eye on in re-drafts. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:22 am
    Not Active
    7:07 pm @LAA
     
  • Matt Carpenter not in Monday's lineup
    Matt Carpenter is not in Monday's lineup against the Reds.

    Advice: He'll get a routine day of rest. Recent call-up Luke Voit will get his first major league start at first base. He's batting sixth against Brandon Finnegan. Tommy Pham will bat leadoff. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:13 am
    Player Note
    Matt Carpenter StL - 1B,2B,3B
    6:40 pm @Ari
     
  • Phillies promote Kingery to Triple-A
    The Phillies have promoted prospect second baseman Scott Kingery to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: It's well deserved, as the 23-year-old Kingery tore up Double-A by batting .313/.379/.608 with 18 homers and 19 steals through 69 games. "Offense, defense, baserunning — it's the whole package," said Phillies director of player development Joe Jordan. "He impacts the game in a lot of ways every night." There's no rush to add Kingery to the 40-man roster just yet, so he's unlikely to make his major league debut this year, but he could be a factor with the big club in 2018. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:48 am
    Not Active
    12:40 pm @Sea
     
  • Franklin (hamstring) appears as pinch-hitter
    Nick Franklin (hamstring) flew out as a pinch-hitter Sunday against the Braves.

    Advice: Franklin left Friday's game with hamstring tightness and was ejected from Saturday's game after yelling something from the dugout. The 26-year-old is hitting .195/.258/.317 with two homers and 10 RBI over 53 games this season in a utility role. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:53 am
    New Player Note
    Nick Franklin Mil - 1B,2B,SS,OF
    Not Active
    4:10 pm @Cin
     
  • Sogard (knee) singles in return to action
    Eric Sogard (knee) went 1-for-5 with a single in his return to action Sunday against the Braves.

    Advice: Sogard was limited to pinch-hitting duties on Saturday after he was hit in the knee by a pitch during Friday's game. The 31-year-old has been an unexpected contributor this season, hitting .353/.462/.529 with three home runs and 14 RBI over 38 games. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:42 am
    Player Note
    Eric Sogard Mil - 2B,SS
    4:10 pm @Cin
     
  • Ramirez tallies two hits in Sunday's defeat
    Jose Ramirez contributed two hits Sunday in the Indians’ 4-0 loss to Minnesota.

    Advice: He and Lonnie Chisenhall tied for the team-lead with two hits a piece. Ramirez also supplied his eighth steal of the season. He’s hit a ridiculous .376 this month and ranks second in the American League in doubles behind Boston's Mookie Betts. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:05 pm
    Player Note
    José Ramírez Cle - 2B,3B,OF
    4:10 pm vs Tex
     
  • Starlin Castro was unavailable on Sunday
    Yankees' manager Joe Girardi said that Starlin Castro was unavailable on Sunday after receiving a cortisone shot in his ailing wrist.

    Advice: Girardi indicated that Castro's wrist has been bothering him for the last six weeks. It's something that he'll continue to play through, but could lead to the occasional day of rest. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:38 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:10 pm @CWS
     
  • Jed Lowrie (knee) could visit doctor Monday
    Jed Lowrie could get his ailing right knee checked out by a doctor in Houston on Monday.

    Advice: Lowrie tweaked his knee while trying to avoid an inside pitch on Friday and has now sat out two straight games. It doesn't at this point seem like more than a day-to-day ailment, but it sounds like more will be known Monday. Franklin Barreto is at second base again Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:56 am
  • Kaleb Cowart recalled from Triple-A
    Angels recalled INF Kaleb Cowart from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Cowart has had a great season at Salt Lake, batting .315/.387/.467 with seven homers and 15 steals. The 25-year-old will provide infield depth with Yunel Escobar (thumb) banged up. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:10 am
    Not Active
    7:07 pm vs LAD
     
  • Two hits for Carlos Asuaje in win
    Carlos Asuaje finished with a single and a double across three at-bats with a run scored Saturday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Asuaje collected his first two hits of the season. He has a discerning eye at the plate, but won't hit for very much power at all. Asuaje should see occasional starts while Yangervis Solarte (oblique) is on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:44 am
  • DJ LeMahieu handles himself well in loss
    DJ LeMahieu finished with a single and a double across four at-bats in Saturday's road loss against the Dodgers.

    Advice: LeMahieu was the only one able to get to Clayton Kershaw, collecting two of Colorado's five hits in the shutout loss. It was his 10th multi-hit game of June, and he is hitting .351 (34-for-97) with 18 RBI since flipping the calendar from May. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:55 pm
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Jean Segura reaches again on Saturday
    Jean Segura finished 1-for-4 in Saturday's game against the Astros with one strikeout.

    Advice: Segura has hit safely in each of his four games since coming off the 10-day disabled list. While he has just one double and no other extra-base hits or RBI, he is still getting aboard. He is slashing a solid .338/.388/.455 and he'll contribute with an occasional steal as well. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:58 pm
  • Carpenter hits 14th home run in loss to Bucs
    Matt Carpenter hit his 14th home run of the year in a loss to the Pirates on Saturday.

    Advice: Carpenter led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo shot off Pirates ace Gerrit Cole. Things went downhill from there for the Cards. The hit was his only one in three at-bats, leaving his line at .236/.371/.471 through 69 games. The 14 homers are nice, and he's still getting on base at a very good clip, but he's now two for his last 22 after a good stretch in early June. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:53 pm
    Player Note
    Matt Carpenter StL - 1B,2B,3B
    6:40 pm @Ari
     
  • Ramirez cracks solo home run vs Twins Sat.
    Jose Ramirez roped a solo home run and finished the game 1-for-4 versus the Twins on Saturday.

    Advice: He took starter Kyle Gibson over the wall in right field in the fourth inning. It was his 12th homer of the season. He has a .319 batting average with 48 runs, 35 RBI and seven stolen bases after 72 games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:14 pm
    Player Note
    José Ramírez Cle - 2B,3B,OF
    4:10 pm vs Tex
     
  • Turner goes 5-for-5 with four runs, two RBI
    Trea Turner went 5-for-5 with two runs batted in and four runs scored as the Nationals thrashed the Reds on Saturday.

    Advice: All five hits were singles and he also walked in the ballgame. His team amassed 19 hits and seven walks as they circled the bases all afternoon. The big day boosts Turner's slash line to .275/.312/.424 in 292 plate appearances. He has hit seven home runs, scored 49 times, driven in 32 runs and swiped 28 bags on the season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:26 pm
    New Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Nick Franklin tossed for arguing Saturday
    Nick Franklin was ejected for arguing Saturday against the Braves.

    Advice: Franklin wasn't in the lineup after leaving the previous night's game with hamstring tightness, but was thrown out by second base umpire Jerry Meals for something he said from the dugout. Apparently he was upset the Braves were allowed to challenge a pickoff play at first base after waiting longer than their allotted 30 seconds. The ejection occurred with one out in the first inning. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:38 pm
    New Player Note
    Nick Franklin Mil - 1B,2B,SS,OF
    Not Active
    4:10 pm @Cin
     
  • Eric Sogard (knee) not in lineup on Saturday
    Eric Sogard (knee) is not in the Brewers' starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Sogard was removed from Friday's game after being hit by a pitch in his knee and apparently needs another day to rest. Keon Broxton has been elevated to the leadoff spot in the Brewers' lineup in a tasty matchup against James Shields and the White Sox. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:46 am
    Player Note
    Eric Sogard Mil - 2B,SS
    4:10 pm @Cin
     
  • Jose Ramirez getting a breather Friday
    Jose Ramirez is not in the Indians' lineup Friday.

    Advice: The red-hot infielder is getting a day off. Erik Gonzalez will handle third base. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:58 pm
    Player Note
    José Ramírez Cle - 2B,3B,OF
    4:10 pm vs Tex
     
  • Dustin Pedroia a late add to Red Sox' lineup
    Dustin Pedroia (ribs) has been added to the Red Sox' lineup.

    Advice: He had been slated to miss a fourth straight start after he was hit in the ribs by a pitch Sunday, but Pedroia apparently talked his way in there. He's at second base and batting second versus Alex Meyer and the Angels. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:39 pm
  • Carlos Asuaje recalled from Triple-A
    Padres recalled INF/OF Carlos Asuaje from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Asuaje has hit .253/.373/.378 with three homers for El Paso this season. He could see some starts while Yangervis Solarte (oblique) is out. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:31 pm
  • Dustin Pedroia (ribs) remains out of lineup
    Dustin Pedroia (ribs) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Pedroia hasn't played since taking a pitch in the ribs on Sunday. The hope is that he'll be ready to play Saturday. Josh Rutledge continues to fill in at second base. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:30 pm
  • Christian Colon designated for assignment
    Marlins designated INF Christian Colon for assignment.

    Advice: Colon has hit only .160/.236/.180 over 24 games this season for the Royals and Marlins and has now been removed from the 40-man roster twice. He should have a decent chance to clear waivers this time. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:49 am
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs NYM
     
  • Ramirez walks, triples, scores twice in win
    Jose Ramirez had a walk, a triple and two runs scored in a win over the Orioles on Thursday.

    Advice: He extended his hitting streak to 10 games and incredibly, Thursday's was the first in which Ramirez had just one hit. He's a ridiculous 24-for-46 in that span with 10 doubles, two triples, three homers, seven RBI, 14 runs scored and a steal, to boot. The 24-year-old is following up his breakout 2016 campaign by hitting .321/.376/.560 in the encore. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:00 pm
    Player Note
    José Ramírez Cle - 2B,3B,OF
    4:10 pm vs Tex
     
  • Chris Owings hammers ninth HR Thursday
    Chris Owings slugged his ninth homer Thursday in the Diamondbacks' 10-3 rout of Colorado.

    Advice: Owings staked the D’Backs to a 5-1 lead by crushing a three-run blast off Antonio Senzatela in the third inning. That was Owings’ only hit of the afternoon. Owings has cooled off this month (.213 AVG in June) but is still sporting an eight-game hitting streak. He’s already set a career-high in homers and needs just six RBI to match last year’s total of 49. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:43 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Owings Ari - 2B,SS,OF
    6:40 pm vs StL
     
  • Eric Sogard doubles twice against Pirates
    Eric Sogard went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored Thursday against the Pirates.

    Advice: The two doubles give him 15 extra-base hits in 112 at-bats. Sogard, who didn't play in the majors last year, had 16 extra-base hits in 372 at-bats in 2015 and 11 in 291 at-bats in 2014. In what's been a pretty crazy year so far, Sogard's performance just might be the biggest outlier of them all. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:39 pm
    Player Note
    Eric Sogard Mil - 2B,SS
    4:10 pm @Cin
     
  • Segura (ankle) scores two runs in return
    Jean Segura (ankle) went 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored in his first game back from the disabled list Wednesday night against the Tigers.

    Advice: Segura missed less than three weeks with a high right ankle sprain, after initial estimates suggested he might be out for two months. The 27-year-old shortstop boasts a stellar .341/.393/.459 batting line with four home runs, 20 RBI, seven stolen bases, and 31 runs scored in 44 games this season. He signed a five-year, $70 million contract extension with Seattle while he was on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:15 am
  • Mariners activate Jean Segura from DL
    Mariners activated SS Jean Segura from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Segura had been out since June 2 due to a high ankle sprain. Just days later the Mariners inked him to a five-year, $70 million contract extension. Now fully recovered from his ankle issue, Segura is in the lineup and leading off Wednesday's game against Tigers. Prior to going down injured, he had been hitting .341/.391/.462 with four homers, 20 RBI and seven steals over the course of 43 games played. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:28 pm
  • Dustin Pedroia (ribs) out again Wednesday
    Dustin Pedroia (ribs) is out of the Red Sox starting lineup again on Wednesday.

    Advice: Josh Rutledge is at second base and Deven Marrero is at third base in the afternoon finale at Kauffman Stadium. Pedroia took a pitch to the ribs on Sunday night and hasn't played since, though X-rays turned up negative and he is expected to avoid the disabled list. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:33 am
  • Segura (ankle) plays nine innings at SS
    Jean Segura (ankle) went 1-for-5 with a run scored in his second rehab game Tuesday with Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: More importantly, he played all nine innings at shortstop and had no issues with his right ankle. Segura is expected to rejoin the Mariners on Wednesday in Seattle, though he might not be activated until Thursday. The 27-year-old shortstop has been on the disabled list since June 2 because of a high ankle sprain. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:09 pm
  • Nick Franklin leaves the yard in loss to Bucs
    Nick Franklin homered and plated two runs on Tuesday, but it wasn't enough to lead his club to victory over the Pirates.

    Advice: Franklin got the Brewers on the board with a solo shot in the second inning then added on a run-scoring double in the third. He finished the night 2-for-3 and is now hitting .192/.259/.321 with a pair of homers and 10 RBI in his limited action this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:55 pm
    New Player Note
    Nick Franklin Mil - 1B,2B,SS,OF
    Not Active
    4:10 pm @Cin
     
  • Trea Turner swipes 27th base in win Tuesday
    Trea Turner swiped his 27th base of the season in Tuesday's victory over the Marlins.

    Advice: Turner finished the night 0-for-4, yet still found a way to contribute for his fantasy owners. He walked, reached on a fielder's choice, swiped a bag and scored two runs. Turner is now hitting .256/.290/.408 with seven homers, 30 RBI and 27 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:19 pm
    New Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Segura (ankle) expected to return Thursday
    Jean Segura (ankle) is tentatively scheduled to return to the Mariners' active roster Thursday.

    Advice: Segura played in his first rehab game Monday with Triple-A Tacoma and he's back in the starting lineup for the Rainiers on Tuesday night. He'll probably get a day of rest Wednesday before rejoining the Mariners for Thursday night's series finale against the Tigers. The 27-year-old shortstop recently signed a five-year, $70 million contract extension with Seattle. He's been on the disabled list since June 2 due to a high ankle sprain. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:54 pm
  • Dustin Pedroia (ribs) remains sidelined Tues.
    Dustin Pedroia (ribs) remains out of the Red Sox starting lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Pedroia took a pitch to the ribs on Sunday night and was in serious pain, but X-rays turned up negative and he's considered day-to-day for now. Josh Rutledge will start at second base for Boston on Tuesday night against the Royals. Daily Slant: Pedroia's absence will open up a spot towards the top of the lineup for Chris Young, who will slot second against Matt Strahm. For those looking for near minimum priced hitters to make paying up for Chris Sale more reasonable, Young is well worth considering against LHP. His sample size this season is still small, but Young finished with a .260 ISO and 165 wRC+ against LHP last year, numbers that make his current asking price look like a bargain. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:25 pm
  • Eric Sogard to keep Brewers' second base job?
    Brewers manager Craig Counsell seemed to indicate Monday that Eric Sogard could continue to start at second base after Jonathan Villar (back) returns.

    Advice: "We have a tough situation," Counsell admitted. "Sogard is playing extremely well. It’s not 30 at-bats anymore (Sogard had 116 plate appearances). We’re a ways into it and Eric Sogard continues to play at a really high level and get on base at a really incredible pace. He’s been a productive offensive and defensive player. He’s playing at a really high level. I think there's space for us to give (Villar) some playing time. But we're looking for the players who are helping us win games." Villar is slated to begin a rehab assignment this week and return next week. Both players ultimately figure to get an opportunity, but it sounds like Sogard could have a leg up for the second base job, at least initially. He's sporting a .350/.458/.530 batting line this season, while Villar has hit only .213/.283/.342. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:20 am
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    Eric Sogard Mil - 2B,SS
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  • Jed Lowrie drives in team's only run Monday
    Jed Lowrie finished 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Monday's loss against the Astros.

    Advice: Lowrie accounted for all of the offense, as Brad Peacock was hard on the Athletics. In fact, Lowrie was the only starter in the Oakland lineup who did not strike out at least once. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:37 pm
  • Jean Segura might return to M's on Friday
    Jean Segura (ankle) started at shortstop for Triple-A Tacoma on Monday, and he is expected to play shortstop Tuesday.

    Advice: Segura was expected to serve as designated hitter, but he played in the field. His return can't come soon enough, as Taylor Motter struck out in a key situation early in Monday's game with the Tigers and he also booted a grounder which would likely have been an easy double play. Look for Segura to return to the big club within the next few days after being sidelined since June 2 due to a high ankle sprain. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:28 pm
  • Segura (ankle) back on Wednesday or Thursday
    Jean Segura (ankle) is on track for activation from the disabled list on Wednesday or Thursday.

    Advice: Segura will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Monday as their designated hitter before then playing shortstop Tuesday. He could be activated after that if he feels well, but it's possible he'll need an additional game before being activated Thursday. Either way, fantasy owners will be getting the shortstop back soon. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:56 pm
  • Jonathan Villar (back) nears rehab assignment
    Jonathan Villar (back) will begin a rehab assignment later this week.

    Advice: The details of the assignment haven't been ironed out yet, but Villar's lower back strain is doing much better. He took some swings in early batting practice and did some running prior to Monday's game. Eric Sogard has played well while filling in at second base and figures to still get some starts there once Villar returns. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:25 pm
  • Dustin Pedroia (ribs) sitting out on Monday
    Dustin Pedroia (ribs) is not in the Red Sox' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Pedroia was hit in the ribs by a pitch Sunday and said he actually spit up some blood that night. X-rays came back clean and he should ultimately be fine, but he's understandably still sore and is expected to miss a couple games. Josh Rutledge is at second base. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:29 pm
  • Jonathan Villar (back) takes swings, runs
    Jonathan Villar (back) took some swings in early batting practice and did some running prior to Monday's game.

    Advice: Villar was placed on the disabled list a little over a week ago with a lower back strain, but clearly he's feeling better and he indicated Monday that he could begin a rehab assignment soon. A return before the end of the month would seem to be a good possibility. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:19 pm
  • Another multi-hit day for Urias
    Padres prospect Luis Urias went 2-for-4 on Sunday for Double-A San Antonio.

    Advice: It's almost a bigger surprise when Urias doesn't have a two (ore more) hit game at this point. That's hyperbolic, but his feel for the barrel is very impressive. Not only is he hitting for average, he's also walking more often than he's striking out. Not bad for a 20-year-old in Double-A. Not bad for anyone. Urias is a must-roster in dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:42 am
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  • Pedroia (rib cage) cleared for travel to KC
    Dustin Pedroia (rib cage) was cleared to fly with the Red Sox to Kansas City early Monday morning.

    Advice: Pedroia underwent X-rays at a hospital in Houston after getting hit by a pitch in the seventh inning of Sunday night's win over the Astros. That scan apparently turned up negative, and he'll be with the team at Kauffman Stadium on Monday. Red Sox manager John Farrell said after Sunday's game that Pedroia began experiencing swelling and tightness around his lat and lost some range of motion, but this doesn't sound like anything too serious. Consider him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Jun 19, 1:44 am
  • Chris Owings leaves the yard in win on Sunday
    Chris Owings blasted a solo home run as the Diamondbacks topped the Phillies on Sunday.

    Advice: Owings tagged Phillies' starter Ben Lively for the solo shot in the first inning that gave the Diamondbacks an early 3-0 lead. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the afternoon. He has been an important cog in the Diamondbacks' lineup this season, slashing .292/.327/.465 with eight homers and 39 RBI. Rotoworld.com Jun 18, 3:34 pm
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    Chris Owings Ari - 2B,SS,OF
    6:40 pm vs StL
     
  • Jose Ramirez doubles twice in over Twins
    Jose Ramirez went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Twins.

    Advice: Ramirez and Edwin Encarnacion (two homers, five RBI) accounted for six of the team's 11 hits. For his part, Ramirez's fine work on Sunday continued quite the trend. He has now picked up multiple hits in each of his last six games. He has doubled in each of those games, to boot. All of this action has helped him work out to a beefy .313/.369/.546 triple-slash over 249 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Jun 18, 2:45 pm
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    José Ramírez Cle - 2B,3B,OF
    4:10 pm vs Tex
     
  • Trea Turner steals four bases in loss to NYM
    Trea Turner stole four bases in the Nationals' loss to the Mets on Sunday.

    Advice: That set a new single-game franchise record for steals, but Turner didn't cross the plate once in the Nationals' 5-1 loss to New York. The speedy shortstop is up to 26 stolen bases in 58 games this season. Rotoworld.com Jun 18, 1:09 pm
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    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
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