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  • Report: Yankees will call up Tyler Wade
    Jack Curry of YES Network reports that the Yankees plan to call up Tyler Wade to replace Starlin Castro (hamstring) on the roster.

    Advice: Castro exited Monday's game with a strained right hamstring and looks to be headed to the disabled list prior to Tuesday's contest. Wade has earned the promotion, batting .313 with five homers and 24 stolen bases this season for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The 22-year-old is ranked by MLB.com as the No. 11 prospect in a loaded Yankees farm system. Wade would figure to play regularly while Castro is sidelined and is worth scooping up in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:21 pm
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  • 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 Today, 7:07 pm
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  • 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 Today, 4:26 pm
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  • 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 Today, 3:40 pm
  • Rays' deal for Adeiny Hechavarria is official
    Rays acquired SS Adeiny Hechavarria from the Marlins in exchange for RHP Ethan Clark and OF Braxton Lee.

    Advice: The deal was reported earlier Monday and is now official. Tampa will cover the rest of what remains of $4.35 million salary for this season, which is why they gave up very little in the deal. Hechavarria is a career .255/.291/.337 hitter, but he's an elite defender and is under team control through 2018. He'll remain on the disabled list for now but should be activated later this week. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:28 pm
  • Ehire Adrianza (abdomen) nearing rehab
    Ehire Adrianza (abdomen) could begin a rehab assignment in the next few days.

    Advice: Adrianza was placed on the disabled list last week with an abdominal strain, but he received encouraging news from tests. He's eligible to return on Sunday and it sounds like he could be ready then. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:07 pm
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  • Rays to acquire SS Hechavarria from Marlins
    Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Rays are set to acquire Adeiny Hechavarria from the Marlins for minor league outfielder Braxton Lee and right-hander Ethan Clark.

    Advice: The deal isn't yet official. The Rays are expected to cover the remainder of Hechavarria's $4.35 million salary for this season. The 28-year-old has been sidelined for over a month with an oblique injury, but he was slated to make his return this week. He'll presumably take over as the primary shortstop for the Rays. Hechavarria, who is under team control through 2018, is a .255/.291/.337 hitter in the majors. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:28 pm
  • 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 Today, 11:28 am
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  • Mateo swipes three bags
    Yankees prospect Jorge Mateo went 1-for-3 with two walks on Sunday for High-A Tampa.

    Advice: Mateo also scored two runs, and he was able to steal three bases without being caught as well, which gives him 28 on the year. As ugly as some of the numbers are (.240 average, .288 on-base percentage), it's still tough to ignore Mateo as a fantasy prospect because of that elite speed. These games have been too few in 2017, however, and his stock has fallen as much as any fantasy prospect in baseball. Bummer. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:21 am
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  • 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 Today, 10:53 am
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  • Perez picks up two hits
    Cardinals prospect Delvin Perez went 2-for-4 on Sunday for short-season Johnson City.

    Advice: Perez also scored a run and drew a walk, and was also caught stealing. The Cardinals first-round pick last summer, Perez has obvious talent; he's a plus-plus runner who can make all the plays at shortstop, and he also has some sneaky power potential from the right side. Applying these skills has been an issue at times, but that's not unheard of for teenagers. If you're looking for a long-term prospect at shortstop, Perez makes a lot of sense. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:49 am
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  • Rays would want more in Hechavarria deal
    According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, if the Rays assume all of Adeiny Hechavarria's salary in a trade, they'd like the Marlins to include "a nice, cheap power arm."

    Advice: Crasnick mentions Kyle Barraclough as a potential fit, though it's unclear whether the two sides have discussed him. That sounds pretty extreme for the Marlins to give him up just to part with the remainder of Hechavarria's $4.35 million salary for this season. Either way, if the Marlins want teams to pick up his salary, they aren't going to get much in return. Crasnick reports that talks between the Marlins and Rays are "about to come to a head" while Bob Nightengale of USA Today hears that the two sides are optimistic they'll complete a deal Monday. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:25 am
  • 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 Today, 10:22 am
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  • Adames continues his strong June
    Rays prospect Willy Adames went 3-for-5 on Sunday for Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: One of the hits was a double, and Adames also scored a run. He's crushed the ball in June, and he's not hitting .395/.490/.605 for the month. The Rays are absolutely in contention and may not want to call up Adames until they're sure he's ready to play everyday. He sure looks like he's ready to play everyday. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:02 am
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  • Yankees recall Refsnyder from Triple-A
    Yankees recalled INF/OF Rob Refsnyder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Refsnyder is 5-for-29 (.172) with one double and one triple over 15 games with the Yankees this season. He'll function in a utility role in his return to the majors. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:41 am
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  • 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 Today, 8:48 am
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  • Report: Rays front-runners for Hechavarria
    Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that the Rays are "believed to be the front-runners" to acquire Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria.

    Advice: The Rays would presumably install Hechavarria as their regular shortstop and move Tim Beckham to second base. Frisaro notes that the Marlins are in discussions with multiple teams, but they hope to get a deal done before Tuesday. Hechavarria, who is nearing a return from an oblique injury, was batting .277/.288/.385 with one home run and six RBI over 20 games prior to landing on the DL. The 28-year-old is making $4.35 million this season and is under team control through 2018. The Marlins want to clear his salary and net one or two pitching prospects in return. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:56 am
  • 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 Today, 5:53 am
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  • 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 Today, 5:42 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 Yesterday, 8:10 am
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  • 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
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  • 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
  • Rays the favorites for Adeiny Hechavarria?
    ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the "perception of some involved" in Adeiny Hechavarria trade talks is that the Rays have "created some traction."

    Advice: The Marlins appear eager to dump Hechavarria and his $4.35 million contract and a deal is expected to go down sometime over the weekend. The Orioles and Cardinals have reportedly been interested in addition to the Rays, but it appears Tampa Bay has inched ahead. Tim Beckham can move to second base to clear a starting spot for the slick-fielding Hechavarria. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:40 pm
  • Adrianza placed on DL with abdominal injury
    Twins placed INF Ehire Adrianza on the disabled list with an abdominal injury.

    Advice: He must have suffered the injury in Wednesday's game against the White Sox. Adrianza has played sparingly this year, batting .259 over 54 at-bats as a utility player. The Twins also demoted Nik Turley on Thursday. They're expected to call up two pitchers on Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:20 pm
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  • 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
  • Marlins expected to trade Adeiny Hechavarria
    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports has heard from rival executives that Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria "will be traded in [the] next few days."

    Advice: Passan says Miami is "still shopping offers" for the 28-year-old, who is currently on the disabled list with a strained left oblique but due to return to the Marlins' active roster this weekend. Hechavarria has batted just .255/.291/.337 in 640 career major league games, but he's a good defender and under contractual control through 2018. J.T. Riddle has been starting at shortstop for the Fish. Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald notes that the Cardinals, Orioles and Rays have all checked in on Hechavarria. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:13 pm
  • Yankees option Rob Refsnyder to AAA
    Yankees optioned INF/OF Rob Refsnyder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Refsnyder has batted just .172/.226/.276 in 31 plate appearances this season at the major league level, and he was 3-for-19 (.158) in June. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:58 am
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  • Ehire Adrianza steals three bases in win
    Ehire Adrianza went 1-for-4 with three steals and an RBI in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

    Advice: This was Adrianza's first career game with three base thefts. He also drove in a run with an RBI ground out in the third inning. The utility infielder has not done much with the bat this season -- hitting a quiet .259/.323/.333 -- but is now up to six steals through 26 games played. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:32 pm
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  • 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
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  • Hechavarria (oblique) plays fourth rehab game
    Adeiny Hechavarria (oblique) finished 0-for-2 with a walk Tuesday at High-A Jupiter.

    Advice: It was his fourth minor league rehab game. Hechavarria, out since May 10 with a left oblique strain, is on track to return to the Marlins by the end of this week. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:29 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
  • 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 Jun 19, 10:42 am
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  • Adrianza whacks two hits in loss to Cleveland
    Ehire Adrianza notched two hits Saturday as the Twins fell to Cleveland in the first game of a day/night doubleheader.

    Advice: Adrianza and Eddie Rosario were the only Twins to manage more than one hit on Saturday. He drove in two of Minnesota’s three runs with a two-out double off Ryan Merritt in the fourth inning. The 27-year-old has hit .265 with no homers, six RBI and three steals while filling a utility role this season. Rotoworld.com Jun 17, 3:29 pm
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  • Calhoun rips 14th homer
    Dodgers prospect Willie Calhoun hit his 14th homer of the season on Thursday for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Calhoun also drew a walk and scored another run. The confines are friendly, but you still have to be impressed with a .300/.345/.578 line from a 22-year-old second baseman. The Dodgers are very likely going to the playoffs, and one can't help but wonder if he'd be a strong addition to their bench moving forward. That's a while away, and the real story is that Calhoun looks like a big-league regular that's just about ready to play. Rotoworld.com Jun 16, 10:47 am
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