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  • Jackie Bradley exits game with thumb injury
    Jackie Bradley was removed from Tuesday's game against the Indians with a left thumb injury.

    Advice: Bradley's left hand bent awkwardly at home plate as he scored (all the way from first base) on an Eduardo Nunez double in the top of the seventh inning. There should be more specifics on the injury after the game. Rotoworld.com 6 minutes ago
    Day-to-Day
    Top 8, 6-1 @Cle
     
  • Pence scratched Tuesday with tight hammy
    Hunter Pence was scratched from the Giants' lineup Tuesday due to a tight left hamstring.

    Advice: It's a day-to-day thing for now, but a DL stint can't be ruled out given Pence's recent history with hamstring injuries. Gorkys Hernandez will start in right field and bat eighth Tuesday versus Brewers right-hander Matt Garza. Kelby Tomlinson is hitting second. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:33 pm
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 1, 0-0 vs Mil
     
  • Stanton hits 46th HR, Miami wins early game
    Giancarlo Stanton clubbed his 46th home run of the season as the Marlins defeated the Phillies 12-8 in the first half of Monday's split doubleheader.

    Advice: Stanton roped an RBI double in the top of the fifth inning to put Miami up 3-2 and then contributed a solo blast to the Marlins' six-run outburst in the top of the seventh. He finished the early game 2-for-5 and will bat second for the Fish in the nightcap. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:34 pm
  • Ozuna hits 28th home run in win Tuesday
    Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI, a walk, and two runs scored as the Marlins beat the Phillies in the first half of Tuesday's doubleheader.

    Advice: Ozuna contributed a two-run blast to the Marlins' six-run seventh inning before scoring on J.T. Realmuto's three-run bomb in the top of the ninth. There were a total of nine home runs in the early game at Citizens Bank Park. Ozuna is up to 28 dingers and 95 RBI. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:30 pm
    W, 12-8 @Phi ; Bot 7, 7-4 @Phi
     
  • Hoskins slugs sixth major league home run
    Rhys Hoskins slugged his sixth major league homer in the Phillies' loss to the Marlins on Tuesday evening.

    Advice: Hoskins went yard for a two-run shot in the bottom of the first inning against Marlins starter Dan Straily before finishing the game 1-for-4. The 24-year-old has shown tremendous power since earning his first promotion to the majors on August 10 and he's looking like a real waiver-wire gem for the stretch run. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:22 pm
    L, 12-8 vs Mia ; Bot 7, 4-7 vs Mia
     
  • Rangers place Joey Gallo on concussion DL
    Rangers placed INF/OF Joey Gallo on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

    Advice: Gallo suffered a concussion and a nasal fracture when he collided with teammate Matt Bush on Sunday afternoon. It sounds like the Rangers believe he will be ready for activation when first eligible on August 29. Phil Gosselin has been recalled from Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding roster move. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:37 pm
    New Player Note
    Joey Gallo Tex - 1B,3B,OF
    7-Day DL
    Bot 1, 0-1 @LAA
     
  • Goodwin (groin) swung bat on Tuesday
    Brian Goodwin (groin) swung a bat Tuesday.

    Advice: But he hasn't been cleared for full-intensity running and that remains the big rehab hurdle for Goodwin, who landed on the disabled list August 14 with a left groin strain. He'll be out for at least another week. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:02 pm
    10-Day DL
    Bot 7, 4-3 @Hou
     
  • Zobrist scratched from Cubs' lineup Tuesday
    Ben Zobrist has been scratched from the Cubs' starting lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Zobrist had trouble securing a rental car to drive from Nashville to Cincinnati, where the Cubs open a series against the Reds on Tuesday night. Ian Happ is now starting at second base and batting fifth versus right-hander Homer Bailey. Zobrist should be available off the bench once he arrives. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:47 pm
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    Top 8, 12-6 @Cin
     
  • Bubba Starling (oblique) done for season
    Bubba Starling has suffered a new oblique injury at Triple-A Omaha and is done for the season.

    Advice: That will conclude a highly disappointing 2017 for the former No. 5 overall draft pick, who batted just .248/.303/.381 with seven home runs and five stolen bases in 80 games this season at Triple-A Omaha. Starling, who turned 25 years old earlier this month, has yet to appear in a major league game. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:42 pm
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    Top 8, 3-2 vs Col
     
  • Kepler (illness) remains out of Twins lineup
    Max Kepler remains out of the Twins' starting lineup Tuesday because of an illness.

    Advice: Kepler sat out the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the White Sox after falling sick and he's still working through some symptoms. Eddie Rosario is in right field and Ehire Adrianza is in left Tuesday on the south side of Chicago. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:27 pm
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    Top 9, 4-1 @CWS
     
  • Padres activate outfielder Matt Szczur
    Padres activated OF Matt Szczur from the family leave list.

    Advice: Szczur missed several games while dealing with a private matter. The 28-year-old outfielder has slashed .209/.351/.353 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 88 games this season between the Cubs and Padres. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:03 pm
  • Rockies recall OF Raimel Tapia from AAA
    Rockies recalled OF Raimel Tapia from Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Tapia struggled in his last stay with Colorado, but he still holds a strong .287/.341/.434 overall batting line in the majors this season. The 23-year-old outfielder should get semi-regular playing time down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:45 pm
  • Diamondbacks activate OF Reymond Fuentes
    Diamondbacks activated OF Reymond Fuentes from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Fuentes wound up missing a little over a month with a left thumb contusion. He has batted just .240/.276/.350 in 41 games this season for Arizona. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:34 pm
  • Royals activate, option OF Paulo Orlando
    Royals activated OF Paulo Orlando from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Omaha.

    Advice: Orlando is recovered from his fractured shin, but he'll work in the minors a little while longer -- probably until MLB rosters expand on September 1. The 31-year-old outfielder is batting .345/.438/.455 through 16 rehab games. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:11 pm
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    Top 8, 3-2 vs Col
     
  • Santana (back) not in Indians lineup Tuesday
    Carlos Santana (back) is out of the Indians' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Santana left Monday's series opener after experiencing tightness in his lower back. Consider him day-to-day. Edwin Encarnacion is starting at first base and Jason Kipnis will DH on Tuesday versus Boston right-hander Doug Fister. Jose Ramirez is at second base with Giovanny Urshela playing third.Daily Slant: The Indians are right up there as a top overall stack on tonight's slate against Doug Fister, who is allowing a ton of hard contact to lefties while generating very little soft contact. Fister currently owns a putrid 31.4 Hd-Sft% against lefties with a 1.69 HR/9 rate, so there is plenty of appeal in targeting the Indians lefties. Four of the first five bats in the lineup can swing from the left side. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:00 pm
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    Top 8, 1-6 vs Bos
     
  • Michael Conforto says thumb issue is minor
    Michael Conforto told reporters Tuesday that his right thumb issue is minor.

    Advice: It's just some inflammation from his heavy 2017 workload. Conforto won't start Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks, but it sounds like he could be ready to go Wednesday. The 24-year-old outfielder slugged his 27th homer of the year on Monday and boasts a .943 OPS in 2017 games this season. Matt Reynolds will draw a start in his place Tuesday versus Arizona. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:56 pm
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    L, 7-4 vs Ari
     
  • O'Malley suffers concussion at AAA Tacoma
    Shawn O'Malley suffered a concussion on Monday at Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: The head injury could delay his return to the major leagues, which was likely to come September 1 after the expansion of MLB rosters. O'Malley was placed on the disabled list just before Opening Day following an emergency appendectomy and then suffered a serious shoulder injury in April. The 29-year-old infielder has been limited to 31 minor league games in 2017. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:54 pm
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    Top 9, 0-4 @Atl
     
  • Conforto (thumb) scratched from lineup
    Michael Conforto has been scratched from Tuesday's lineup with some sort of thumb issue.

    Advice: The specifics of the injury aren't yet known. Matt Reynolds will replace him in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:47 pm
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    L, 7-4 vs Ari
     
  • Jon Jay starting in CF, leadoff spot Tuesday
    Jon Jay will start in center field and bat leadoff Tuesday against the Reds.

    Advice: Albert Almora, Jr. started in center field and batted leadoff on Sunday, but Jay will draw the start against righty Homer Bailey. Meanwhile, Kyle Schwarber is making another start out of the No. 2 spot in the order. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:51 am
  • Peraza not in Tuesday's lineup
    Jose Peraza is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Cubs.

    Advice: He'll take a seat against right-hander John Lackey. Scooter Gennett will draw the start at second base and bat fifth. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:39 am
    New Player Note
    José Peraza Cin - 2B,SS,OF
    Top 8, 6-12 vs ChC
     
  • Judge had shoulder iced heavily on Sunday
    Aaron Judge had his left shoulder iced heavily after Sunday's game.

    Advice: Judge said twice that his shoulder "doesn't bother me at all," with Yankees manager Joe Girardi chalking his second-half struggles up to mechanics. Still, it's fair to wonder if there's at least a partial connection here. Judge is batting just .169/.329/.355 during the second half, but Girardi plans to keep him in the No. 3 spot for now. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:46 am
  • Trea Turner (wrist) beings rehab assignment
    Trea Turner (wrist) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout Monday in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Syracuse.

    Advice: Turner also played five innings at shortstop in his first game action since late June. The dynamic shortstop will likely need a few more rehab games as he works his way back from a fractured right wrist. He could be a difference-maker down the stretch in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:22 am
    New Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    60-Day DL
    Bot 7, 4-3 @Hou
     
  • Trout plates run against Rangers
    Mike Trout went 1-for-4 with an RBI single, a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base Monday against the Rangers.

    Advice: His run-scoring single in the ninth inning snapped an 0-for-11 hitless streak at the plate. He’s human, but that doesn’t happen very often with Trout. The stud outfielder is batting .332/.457/.682 with 26 homers, 60 RBI, 14 steals, and 62 runs scored over 80 games this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:04 pm
  • Parker has two hits, SB in win over Brewers
    Jarrett Parker went 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in Monday’s win over the Brewers.

    Advice: Both of his hits were singles. While we haven’t seen much power, Parker has made up for lost time by batting .318 (21-for-66) over 17 games this month. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • Puig cranks go-ahead solo homer in the 12th
    Yasiel Puig cracked a go-ahead solo homer in the top of the 12th inning Monday as the Dodgers rallied to beat the Pirates 6-5.

    Advice: Another clutch moment for Puig, who also caught the final out on Max Moroff's liner to right field in the bottom of the 12th. Puig drew a walk in his first plate appearance of the night, doubled in his fourth plate appearance of the night, and went deep off Pirates reliever Dovydas Neverauskas in his sixth plate appearance of the 12-inning affair. The rejuvenated 26-year-old outfielder owns an .803 OPS with 22 home runs and 58 RBI in 117 games this season for a Dodgers team that sits 53 games above .500. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:13 pm
  • Buxton stays hot with homer vs. White Sox
    Byron Buxton stayed hot Monday against the White Sox by going 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored.

    Advice: In doing so, Buxton extended his hitting streak to a career-best 12 games. He’s hit four homers (including one inside-the-parker) with 12 RBI and 12 runs scored during the streak. It’s time to forgive and forget in mixed fantasy leagues. Buxton is well worth a shot for the stretch run. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:10 pm
  • Conforto cranks his 27th home run in loss
    Michael Conforto cranked his 27th homer of the year in the Mets' loss to the Diamondbacks on Monday.

    Advice: It was a solo shot in the bottom of the 10th inning off Arizona closer Fernando Rodney, and it brought New York to within one run. Conforto also singled and drew a walk in the 3-2 defeat at Citi Field, finishing 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored. The 24-year-old outfielder boasts a .943 OPS in 107 games this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:11 pm
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    L, 7-4 vs Ari
     
  • Carlos Santana lifted with back tightness
    Carlos Santana exited Monday's game against the Red Sox with lower back tightness.

    Advice: Santana was hitless in three plate appearances before being pulled. It's unclear at this point if it might be more than a day-to-day type injury, but the Indians should have more on his status after the game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:26 pm
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    Top 8, 1-6 vs Bos
     
  • Joey Gallo experiencing concussion symptoms
    Joey Gallo is experiencing concussion symptoms and did not travel with the Rangers to Anaheim.

    Advice: Gallo also suffered a nasal fracture as a result of a collision with teammate Matt Bush on Sunday. The Rangers are holding off placing Gallo on the concussion disabled list for now in hopes that he'll make a quick recovery. As is the case with all concussions, though, that's anything but a guarantee. Gallo is a risky fantasy play this week. Ryan Rua has been recalled and is getting a start in left field Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:12 pm
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    Joey Gallo Tex - 1B,3B,OF
    7-Day DL
    Bot 1, 0-1 @LAA
     
  • DL a possitility for Gallo
    The Rangers have Ryan Rua en route to Anaheim in case Joey Gallo needs to go on the disabled list because of his nasal fracture.

    Advice: Gallo was hurt in a collision with Matt Bush on Sunday. Rua would enter the DH mix with catchers Brett Nicholas and Robinson Chirinos if Gallo is forced to the DL. We'll probably know more later this afternoon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:09 am
    New Player Note
    Joey Gallo Tex - 1B,3B,OF
    7-Day DL
    Bot 1, 0-1 @LAA
     
  • Gallo suffers non-displaced nasal fracture
    Joey Gallo suffered a non-displaced nasal fracture during his collision with teammate Matt Bush on Sunday.

    Advice: He'll be re-examined on Monday before potentially joining the team in Los Angeles. In addition to the nose injury, he'll have to pass through the concussion protocol before he's cleared to rejoin the Rangers. It remains unclear if he'll require a trip to the disabled list, but it seems likely he'll miss at least a couple of games. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:44 pm
    New Player Note
    Joey Gallo Tex - 1B,3B,OF
    7-Day DL
    Bot 1, 0-1 @LAA
     
  • Rhys Hoskins goes deep in victory on Sunday
    Rhys Hoskins blasted his fifth home run of the season as the Phillies rallied to beat the Giants on Sunday afternoon.

    Advice: Hoskins swatted a solo homer in the ninth inning, increasing the Phillies' lead to 5-2. He also singled in the ballgame, finishing the day 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. The 24-year-old is slashing .237/.383/.632 with five homers and nine RBI in his first 47 plate appearances at the big league level. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:36 pm
    L, 12-8 vs Mia ; Bot 7, 4-7 vs Mia
     
  • Joey Gallo leaves game after collision Sunday
    Joey Gallo was removed from Sunday's game against the White Sox after colliding with teammate Matt Bush while converging on a pop fly in the eighth inning.

    Advice: Gallo was hit in the head during the exchange and suffered swelling in his nose and upper lip. He'll head for precautionary X-rays of his nose and cheek bone to rule out any structural damage. He'll also have to pass through the concussion protocol before being cleared to return to game action. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:10 pm
    New Player Note
    Joey Gallo Tex - 1B,3B,OF
    7-Day DL
    Bot 1, 0-1 @LAA
     
  • Stanton launches 45th home run of the year
    Giancarlo Stanton launched his 45th home run of the season Sunday in the Marlins' 6-4 defeat of the Mets.

    Advice: Stanton drove Mets starter Jacob deGrom from the game with a three-run shot in the top of the seventh inning. He also singled in the afternoon victory at Citi Field, finishing 2-for-5 with one run scored and three RBI. Stanton is currently on pace for 60 home runs, 125 runs scored, and 129 RBI. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:16 pm
  • Trea Turner (wrist) set for rehab assignment
    Trea Turner (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Syracuse on Monday.

    Advice: It's unclear how many rehab games Turner will need, but he's missed nearly two months of action so he'll need to knock some rust off. Still, a return before the end of the month, or perhaps even before the end of the week, would seem to be doable. Turner still ranks as the No. 4 shortstop in fantasy this season even after all the missed time. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:55 am
    New Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    60-Day DL
    Bot 7, 4-3 @Hou
     
  • Hunter Pence not in Sunday's lineup
    Hunter Pence is not in the Giants' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Pence has had a nice August, but he'll get some rest in this one. Carlos Moncrief is in right field. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:33 am
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 1, 0-0 vs Mil
     
  • Rhys Hoskins connects for three-run homer
    Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Giants.

    Advice: Hoskins smashed a three-run home run off Ty Blach in the third inning. The 24-year-old outfielder made his major league debut on August 10 and has jumped out of the gate with four home runs in his first 10 games in the bigs. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:27 pm
    L, 12-8 vs Mia ; Bot 7, 4-7 vs Mia
     
  • Trout blasts two solo home runs vs Orioles
    Mike Trout went deep twice in five at-bats during a 5-1 win over the Orioles on Saturday.

    Advice: He did his damage early, blasting solo bombs off starter Kevin Gausman in each of his first two plate appearances. The young superstar's prowess at the plate this season is obscured because he missed six weeks with a thumb injury, but his 1.164 OPS would be the highest in the majors by more than a hundred points if he had enough at-bats to qualify. He is slashing .339/.464/.700 with 26 longballs, 59 RBI and 61 runs scored. He's stolen 13 bases and been caught three times. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:16 pm
  • Santana has pair of runs scored versus Royals
    Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Royals.

    Advice: Santana has a modest seven-game hitting streak going during which time he's 12-for-26 with eight runs scored. He recently topped the 70-run plateau for the sixth time in seven full seasons in the bigs, and he's got a decent shot at making this his fourth year in a row with at least 80 RBI. The 31-year-old is hitting .251/.356/.450 in 117 games on the year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:57 pm
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    Top 8, 1-6 vs Bos
     
  • Ozuna has three hits, RBI single against Mets
    Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in a loss to the Mets on Saturday.

    Advice: Before the Mets' onslaught in the bottom of the sixth inning, Ozuna's RBI single in the top half actually gave the Marlins a fleeting lead. The run batted in gives Ozuna 92 RBI on the year, good for fifth-best in the National League. The 26-year-old hasn't cooled down the stretch, keeping up his hot-hitting ways from the first half en route to a robust .307/.370/.542 line through Saturday's contest. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:35 pm
    W, 12-8 @Phi ; Bot 7, 7-4 @Phi
     
  • Hunter Pence homers, doubles in win
    Hunter Pence homered and doubled as the Giants crushed the Phillies 10-2 on Friday.

    Advice: It's alive! Pence is hitting .351 with four homers in 57 at-bats this month, raising his OPS from .637 to .699. It could be worth giving him another try in mixed leagues, though since he's in a bad lineup and he's not going to steal bases, his ceiling is pretty limited. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:35 pm
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    Bot 1, 0-0 vs Mil
     
  • Buxton finishes singles shy of cycle Friday
    Byron Buxton finished a single shy of the cycle Friday versus the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: This night is what makes it so hard to give up on his talent. We’re used to seeing players fall a triple short of the cycle, but that was no issue for Buxton, who showcased his speed in a big way and scored three runs in the process. The highlight was his inside-the-park homer in the bottom of the fourth inning. The young outfielder had a chance to finish off the cycle in the seventh inning, but he lined out to second base. Buxton has now hit safely in eight consecutive games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:20 pm
  • Mike Trout goes deep in loss to Orioles
    Mike Trout swatted his 24th home run of the season as the Angels dropped a heart-breaker to the Orioles on Friday night in Baltimore.

    Advice: All of the Angels' offense in the game came via the long ball, with Trout, Albert Pujols, C.J. Cron, Kaleb Cowart and Kole Calhoun all taking Jeremy Hellickson deep. Trout's two-run blast increased the Angels' lead ot 7-4 in the fifth inning, but wound up being the extent of their offense. He finished the night 1-for-4 and is now hitting .338/.465/.684 with 24 homers, 57 RBI and 13 swipes on the season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:09 pm
  • Jarrett Parker notches two-run double in win
    Jarrett Parker went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two RBI in Thursday's win over the Phillies.

    Advice: Parker gave the Giants a 4-1 lead with his two-run double off Aaron Nola in the fifth inning. With his pair of two-baggers, he has now collected seven doubles in 22 games played this season. He is working to a .268/.307/.437 triple slash in that space. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:16 pm
  • Kepler a spectator for Game 2 of double dip
    Max Kepler is not in the Twins' lineup for the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Indians.

    Advice: He went 1-for-3 with a single and a strikeout in the first game of Thursday's double dip. Robbie Grossman is in at right field and batting sixth against Indians left-hander Ryan Merritt. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:02 pm
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    Top 9, 4-1 @CWS
     
  • Matt Szczur placed on family leave list
    Padres placed OF Matt Szczur on the family leave list.

    Advice: He'll be away from the team for a few days while dealing with a family matter. Reliever Buddy Baumann was called up from Triple-A in the corresponding roster move. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:41 pm
  • Jose Peraza knocks in three
    Jose Peraza went 2-for-5 with three RBI, a walk and a steal against the Cubs on Thursday.

    Advice: A steal! A steal!!! Peraza had 15 in 68 games through June 20, but he was 0-for-2 in 44 games since. He is hitting quite well at the moment -- he's batting .377 with more walks (eight) than strikeouts (seven) in 53 at-bats over his last 18 appearances -- but for fantasy purposes, it's going to be mostly about the steals with him. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:23 pm
    New Player Note
    José Peraza Cin - 2B,SS,OF
    Top 8, 6-12 vs ChC
     
  • Byron Buxton hits seventh homer
    Byron Buxton homered, walked and scored twice in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Indians.

    Advice: Buxton is hitting .319 with two homers, nine RBI and four steals in 15 games since coming off the disabled list. Maybe it's time for the Twins to try elevating him in the lineup. Paul Molitor got himself burnt by opening the year with Buxton in the third spot, but Buxton has been a solid OBP guy since late April and he's very good when he's on base. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:29 pm
  • Yasiel Puig walks it off for Dodgers
    Yasiel Puig walked off another Dodgers win with a two-run double in the ninth inning Wednesday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Puig, who had been hitless over the last week, plated Logan Forsythe and Austin Barnes to give the Dodgers a 4-3 win. He has 57 RBI in 372 at-bats, which is pretty good for someone who has spent so much of the year batting eighth. The Dodgers improved to 85-34 with the victory. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:12 pm
  • Judge goes 2-for-5 with a solo home run Wed.
    Aaron Judge hit a solo home run and went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in a 5-3 win over the Mets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He went yard off starter Robert Gsellman to put his squad in front in the fourth inning. The young slugger has really struggled since the All Star break but seems to be snapping out of his funk this week. He has a mammoth stat line featuring a .291 batting average with 37 home runs, 91 runs scored, 80 RBI and seven stolen bases. Not bad for a rookie, eh? Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:44 pm
  • Stanton held without a homer on Wednesday
    Giancarlo Stanton singled twice, stole a base, and scored a run in the Marlins' win over the Giants on Wednesday.

    Advice: But he was held without a home run for the first time in seven games. What a bum. Stanton, 27, is slashing .287/.378/.645 with an MLB-leading 44 homers and 94 RBI in 439 at-bats this season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:22 pm
  • Zobrist (neck) returns to Cubs lineup on Wed.
    Ben Zobrist (neck) is back in the Cubs' lineup on Wednesday night against the Reds.

    Advice: Zobrist was held out of the starting lineup Tuesday due to a stiff neck, but he came off the bench and drove in the Cubs' only run with a pinch-hit RBI single. He will start at second base and bat leadoff Wednesday versus Cincinnati right-hander Homer Bailey. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:56 pm
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    Top 8, 12-6 @Cin
     
  • Marlins 'willing to engage' on Stanton trade
    Jon Morosi of FOX Sports hears the Marlins are "willing to engage with other teams" on a possible Giancarlo Stanton trade.

    Advice: Stanton cleared revocable waivers on Sunday, so he's eligible to be dealt to any club -- assuming he would not exercise his full no-trade protection. Miami's asking price is probably sky high even with Stanton owed more than $285 million on a mega-contract that runs through 2027. The 27-year-old slugger is batting .285/.376/.646 with a league-leading 44 home runs and 94 RBI in 116 games this season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:21 am
  • Nats transfer Trea Turner to 60-day DL
    Nationals transferred SS Trea Turner from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: This is nothing more than a paperwork move to clear a 40-man roster spot for outfielder Alejandro De Aza. Turner took on-field batting practice Tuesday for the first time since fracturing his right wrist in late June. He won't be ready for activation for at least another couple of weeks. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:14 am
    New Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    60-Day DL
    Bot 7, 4-3 @Hou
     
  • Brian Goodwin (groin) placed on disabled list
    Nationals placed OF Brian Goodwin on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 14, with a left groin strain.

    Advice: The injury comes with bad timing for Goodwin, who had been drawing regular starts in the Nationals' outfield. He owns a cool .811 OPS with 13 home runs and six stolen bases in 74 games this season. Alejandro De Aza has been called up from Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding 25-man roster move. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:47 am
    10-Day DL
    Bot 7, 4-3 @Hou
     
  • Rhys Hoskins dials long distance in San Diego
    Rhys Hoskins belted a two-run home run in Tuesday's game in San Diego, his only hit across four at-bats.

    Advice: Hoskins, a Sacramento native, has enjoyed his first two major league games in his home state of California. He has belted three homers with four RBI in his first two career road games while posting at least one RBI in three straight outings. His power potential makes him a useful mixed-league option down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:23 am
    L, 12-8 vs Mia ; Bot 7, 4-7 vs Mia
     
  • Gallo hits ninth homer of month, 34th of year
    Joey Gallo hit his ninth homer of the month and 34th of the year Tuesday against the Tigers.

    Advice: He also walked and scored a second run. That run is notable; he'd been driven in just once in his previous 17 games. The Rangers have slowly moved him up in the lineup, but they still won't go any higher than fifth with him. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:52 pm
    New Player Note
    Joey Gallo Tex - 1B,3B,OF
    7-Day DL
    Bot 1, 0-1 @LAA
     
  • Carlos Santana homers twice in win
    Carlos Santana went 3-for-3 with two homers and two walks against the Twins in Tuesday's rout.

    Advice: The ninth-inning homer gave Jackson an .800 OPS for the first time since April 11. It's a nice little comeback, co0nsidering he fell as low as .688 in mid-June. He's batting .304 with nine homers, 10 doubles and 21 walks in 35 games since July 1. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:35 pm
    Day-to-Day
    Top 8, 1-6 vs Bos
     
  • Ben Zobrist (neck) delivers pinch-hit RBI
    Ben Zobrist (neck) drove in the Cubs' lone run in Tuesday's loss to the Reds with a pinch-hit single.

    Advice: Zobrist was held out of the lineup again with a stiff neck, but he contributed off the bench with a screamer in front of right fielder Jesse Winker to plate Kyle Schwarber with one out in the ninth inning. Unfortunately for the Cubs, they stranded the tying and go-head runs on base. Zobrist would seem to have a good chance to be back in the lineup Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:23 pm
    Day-to-Day
    Top 8, 12-6 @Cin
     
  • Giancarlo Stanton homers in sixth straight
    Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 with yet another homer and a walk Tuesday against the Giants.

    Advice: Stanton has homers in six straight games. He has 11 homers in 12 games. He has 22 homers in 35 games. He has 44 homers in 116 games. He has 252 homers in 943 games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:03 pm
  • Trea Turner (wrist) takes live BP on Tuesday
    Trea Turner took on-field batting practice Tuesday for the first time since fracturing his right wrist in late June.

    Advice: Turner has already been fielding, throwing, and running, so hitting was his last rehab activity to check off the list. "Feels great," he said after Tuesday's workout. The shortstop should be cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment before the end of the week and he is on track to return to the Nationals' active roster in late August. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:10 pm
    New Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,SS,OF
    60-Day DL
    Bot 7, 4-3 @Hou
     
  • Zobrist (neck) remains out of lineup Tuesday
    Ben Zobrist (neck) remains out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Reds.

    Advice: Zobrist was a late scratch Monday with stiffness in his neck and he remains day-to-day. Tommy La Stella is starting at second base and hitting second Tuesday versus Cincinnati right-hander Luis Castillo. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:11 pm
    Day-to-Day
    Top 8, 12-6 @Cin
     
  • Goodwin (groin) out of Nats' lineup Tuesday
    Brian Goodwin (groin) is out of the Nationals' starting lineup on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Goodwin left Sunday's series finale against the Giants after experiencing tightness in his groin. He remains day-to-day. Michael Taylor is in center field, Howie Kendrick is in left field, and Andrew Stevenson is in right field Tuesday versus the visiting Angels. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:03 pm
    10-Day DL
    Bot 7, 4-3 @Hou
     
  • Report: Giancarlo Stanton clears waivers
    According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton cleared revocable waivers on Sunday.

    Advice: It's not a big surprise given his massive contract (10 years and $295 million). And teams regularly place their players on waivers in August, so it's important to not look too much into things. However, now that Stanton has cleared waivers, he's eligible to be traded to any team this month. According to Passan, at least four teams have inquired on Stanton and talks with one team before the July 31 deadline progressed to the point where names were exchanged. With uncertainty over the team's ownership situation, nothing ultimately came of it. At the very least, the Marlins can lay the groundwork to possible discussions for the offseason. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:48 am
  • Rhys Hoskins hits first two homers
    Rhys Hoskins hit his first two major league homers Monday against the Padres.

    Advice: Hoskins hit one off Travis Wood in the fourth and another off Craig Stammen in the seventh. The monkey would seem to be off his back now after he went 1-for-13 in his first four big-league games. He projects as a useful mixed-leaguer the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:17 pm
    L, 12-8 vs Mia ; Bot 7, 4-7 vs Mia
     
  • Jon Jay finishes homer short of cycle
    Jon Jay singled, doubled, and tripled in the Cubs' win over the Reds on Monday.

    Advice: He also drew a walk but finished a home run short of the cycle. Jay is batting .299 with a .388 on-base percentage in 99 games this year and he's drawn two straight starts in the leadoff spot. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:01 pm
  • Gallo hits 33rd homer as Rangers top Tigers
    Joey Gallo slugged his 33rd home run of the year Monday in the Rangers' 6-2 defeat of the Tigers.

    Advice: It was a towering shot to center field in the bottom of the third inning off Tigers starter Michael Fulmer. Gallo entered the night in a bit of an offensive rut and he's batting just .207 with a .322 OBP in 107 total games this season, but the young slugger is currently on pace for 46 home runs and 86 RBI. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:23 pm
    New Player Note
    Joey Gallo Tex - 1B,3B,OF
    7-Day DL
    Bot 1, 0-1 @LAA
     
  • Aaron Judge hits 36th homer on Monday
    Aaron Judge belted home run No. 36 on Monday night against the Mets.

    Advice: It was a game-tying solo shot in the bottom of the sixth inning. Judge also drew a walk in the bottom of the fourth, finishing the 4-2 victory 1-for-3 with one RBI and one run scored. He has slowed considerably since the All-Star break, but the rookie slugger still boasts a .289/.420/.608 overall season slash line with 88 runs scored and 87 RBI. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:54 pm
  • Ozuna launches 27th home run vs. Giants
    Marcell Ozuna launched his 27th home run of the year in the Marlins' win over the Giants on Monday.

    Advice: Ozuna hit a solo homer off Giants starter Ty Blach in the bottom of the fifth inning and he drew a walk and scored the Marlins' seventh run of the night in the bottom of the sixth. The breakout season continues for Ozuna, who's slashing .303/.363/.545 over 116 games. He's up to 89 RBI. Rotoworld.com Aug 14, 7:02 pm
    W, 12-8 @Phi ; Bot 7, 7-4 @Phi
     
  • Stanton sets new Marlins record with 43rd HR
    Giancarlo Stanton hit his 43rd home run, setting a new single-season franchise record, in the Marlins' 8-3 defeat of the Giants on Monday.

    Advice: Stanton passed Gary Sheffield (42 HR, 1996) with his two-run blast off Giants starter Ty Blach in the bottom of the first inning. The big slugger also hit an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth and drew an intentional walk in the bottom of the sixth, finishing 2-for-4 with three runs batted in. He has 22 home runs and 43 RBI over his last 34 games. Rotoworld.com Aug 14, 6:59 pm
  • Ben Zobrist scratched with stiff neck
    Ben Zobrist was scratched from Monday's lineup with a stiff neck.

    Advice: He's expected to be available off the bench. Tommy La Stella replaced Zobrist in the Cubs' lineup. Rotoworld.com Aug 14, 4:18 pm
    Day-to-Day
    Top 8, 12-6 @Cin
     
  • Jon Jay starting in CF, batting leadoff Mon.
    Jon Jay will start in center field and bat leadoff Monday against the Reds.

    Advice: It will be his second straight start out of the leadoff spot. Jason Heyward will again start in right field while Ben Zobrist plays second base. Rotoworld.com Aug 14, 12:57 pm
  • Rhys Hoskins gets first major league hit
    Rhys Hoskins picked up his first big-league hit Sunday, going 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk.

    Advice: The RBI came on a groundout in the first. He went on pick up a clean single in the fifth. Hoskins' start today was his first at first base since he was called up Thursday. He played left field his previous three games. Most likely, he'll play a lot more first base in September after Aaron Altherr returns. Rotoworld.com Aug 13, 3:42 pm
    L, 12-8 vs Mia ; Bot 7, 4-7 vs Mia
     
  • Joey Gallo strikes out twice in hit-less game
    Joey Gallo went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: The bottom five batters in the Rangers lineup on Saturday went just 1-for-15, with Gallo taking up four hit-less at-bats among them. He has now struck out 143 times in 326 at-bats, which works out to a strikeout in just shy of 44% of his at-bats on the year. When he does connect, though, look out. Gallo has socked 32 homers and driven in 61 runs this season and boasts a .552 slugging percentage. Also a .206 batting average. Rotoworld.com Aug 13, 3:19 pm
    New Player Note
    Joey Gallo Tex - 1B,3B,OF
    7-Day DL
    Bot 1, 0-1 @LAA
     
  • Stanton hits 250th homer in Marlins' win
    Giancarlo Stanton hit his 250th career home run Sunday in the Marlins' 5-3 win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Stanton is up to 42 homers now. Exactly half have come in his last 33 games (it took him 81 games to get the first 21). What was shaping up as a moderately disappointing season now looks like it'll probably be his best to date. Rotoworld.com Aug 13, 3:07 pm
  • Brian Goodwin leaves game with tight groin
    Brian Goodwin was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Giants with tightness in his groin.

    Advice: That means he's unlikely to play in the night cap of Sunday's doubleheader. It doesn't sound like the injury is serious enough to require a trip to the disabled list however, so consider Goodwin day-to-day for the time being. Rotoworld.com Aug 13, 1:39 pm
    10-Day DL
    Bot 7, 4-3 @Hou
     
  • Puig (knee, hamstring) draws walk in return
    Yasiel Puig (knee, hamstring) finished 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored Saturday against the Padres.

    Advice: Puig had been dealing with some minor knee and hamstring soreness. He owns a decent .807 OPS with 21 home runs, 55 RBI, and 54 runs scored in 110 games this year. Rotoworld.com Aug 13, 6:12 am
  • Stanton homers in third straight, Marlins win
    Giancarlo Stanton homered in his third straight game Saturday, driving in three to lead the Marlins past the Rockies 4-3.

    Advice: Stanton finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored and the three-run homer in the fourth inning. There aren't enough superlatives to describe the month the 27-year-old is putting together, as he's now got eight homers, 16 RBI and 12 runs scored in 11 August games. His 41 homers on the year lead the league, and he's fourth in both RBI (89) and runs scored (87). Stanton is batting .281/.372/.631 overall. Rotoworld.com Aug 12, 9:26 pm
  • Buxton goes 2-for-4 with a home run Sat.
    Byron Buxton went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Saturday's loss to the Tigers.

    Advice: He drilled a solo home run off starter Jordan Zimmermann in the fourth inning, then plated another run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth. Buxton was once heralded as the top overall prospect in the game but has struggled mightily in the majors the last three season. He is still just 23 years old and loaded with talent so maybe he will break through eventually. He has a sorry .230/.300/.324 slash line with six homers and 21 RBI in 96 games. He has salvaged some fantasy value by stealing 19 bases in 20 tries. Rotoworld.com Aug 12, 7:16 pm
  • Rhys Hoskins whiffs twice in loss to Mets
    Rhys Hoskins went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in a losing effort against the Mets on Friday.

    Advice: Hoskins did draw a walk in the contest and came around to score a run. He's now 0-for-6 with three strikeouts and a pair of walks in his first two games at the big league level. He has intriguing power potential, but first must prove that he can make consistent contact at the big league level. Rotoworld.com Aug 11, 9:17 pm
    L, 12-8 vs Mia ; Bot 7, 4-7 vs Mia
     
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