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  • Yasiel Puig launches 19th homer in victory
    Yasiel Puig launched his 19th home run of the season as the Dodgers rallied to beat the Twins on Wednesday.

    Advice: Puig's solo shot off of Ervin Santana pulled the Dodgers to within three runs at 5-2 in the fifth inning. He finished the evening 1-for-4 and is now slashing .256/.329/.472 with 19 long balls and 50 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:49 pm
  • Brian Dozier plates two in loss to Dodgers
    Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI as the Twins fell to the Dodgers on Wednesday night in Los Angeles.

    Advice: Dozier's two-run double gave the Twins a 5-0 lead in the fourth inning. That would be the extent of their offense in the ballgame though. The hard-hitting second baseman is now hitting .249/.334/.441 with 16 homers, 50 RBI and 10 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:45 pm
  • Margot homers and triples to lead Padres
    Manuel Margot went 2-for-4 with a homer, triple and two RBI on Wednesday, leading the Padres to a 6-3 victory over the Mets.

    Advice: Margot got the scoring started early, crushing a two-run homer off of Steven Matz in the first inning. He then tripled and scored on a double by Wil Myers his next time up in the third. With the two-hit attack, the rookie outfielder is hitting .272/.315/.401 with six homers, 19 RBI and 10 swipes in his first 293 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Brad Hand secures fourth save on Wednesday
    Brad Hand secured his fourth save of the season on Wednesday, working a scoreless ninth inning to protect a three-run lead against the Mets.

    Advice: Hand retired all three hitters he faced in order, one via the strikeout. He has assumed the mantle of the closer's role following the trade of Brandon Maurer to the Royals this week, though Hand could be relocating himself in the coming days. The left-hander sports an outstanding 2.08 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 67/14 K/BB ratio through 52 innings this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Wilmer Flores goes deep in loss to Padres
    Wilmer Flores crushed his 11th home run of the season in a losing effort against the Padres on Wednesday.

    Advice: His solo shot pulled the Mets to within three runs at 6-3 in the eighth inning, but that would be the extent of their offense in the ballgame. Flores finished the night 1-for-3 plus a walk and is now slashing .283/.316/.489 with 11 long balls and 30 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Steven Matz struggles again in loss to Padres
    Steven Matz had another rough outing in Wednesday's loss to the Padres, allowing six runs on nine hits over his three innings of work.

    Advice: Matz struck out four and didn't walk a batter in the ballgame. The Padres jumped on him from the get-go, as Manuel Margot crushed a two-run homer before an out had been recorded in the first inning. Matz will carry a disappointing 5.51 ERA and 1.50 WHIP into a brutal matchup against the Rockies in Colorado on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Sanchez yields four runs in 3 2/3 innings Wed
    Anibal Sanchez surrendered four runs in 3 2/3 innings and was charged with a loss to the Royals on Wednesday.

    Advice: He got hit with the loss even though there were 12 runs given up by other Tiger pitchers in the ballgame. He allowed nine hits and two walks while striking out four batters in the brief outing. It was just one of those nights where hits were falling in left and right no matter how hard or soft the Royals hit the ball. Sanchez falls to 2-1 with a 6.18 ERA in 59 2/3 innings spread across seven starts and 11 relief appearances. He has 56 strikeouts against just 18 walks but it is the 13 homers that have ruined his season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Zimmer goes 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI
    Bradley Zimmer went 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Angels.

    Advice: He led off the first inning with a solo home run off Ricky Nolasco, then added an RBI double in the seventh inning. The 24-year-old rookie has offered his fantasy owners solid five category production since he got the call to the majors two months ago. He has a .277 batting average with six homers, 33 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 213 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Bryant scores twice as Cubs win Wednesday
    Kris Bryant went 1-for-5 with a double and a pair of runs scored as the Cubs topped the White Sox on Wednesday.

    Advice: Bryant reached on an error in the fifth inning and came around to score on a three-run double by Anthony Rizzo. He is now hitting .276/.398/.521 with 19 long balls and 42 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:29 pm
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    5:10 pm @CWS
     
  • Addison Russell homers as Cubs top White Sox
    Addison Russell swatted his 10th home run of the season as the Cubs topped the White Sox on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Russell finished the evening 2-for-5. His solo shot in the ninth inning increased the Cubs' advantage to 8-3. For the season, he's hitting .241/.306/.425 with 10 long balls and 35 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Yoan Moncada blasts first career home run
    Yoan Moncada blasted his first major league home run on Wednesday as the White Sox fell to the Cubs.

    Advice: The rookie sensation tagged Jake Arrieta for the solo shot in the seventh inning. He finished the night 1-for-3 plus a walk and scored a pair of runs. Moncada is hitting .130/.286/.348 through his first 28 plate appearances with the White Sox. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Yu Darvish obliterated in loss to Marlins
    Yu Darvish was obliterated in Wednesday's loss to the Marlins, surrendering 10 runs on nine hits in 3 2/3 innings of work.

    Advice: The right-hander walked two and struck out five in the miserable outing. In what could be his final start as a member of the Rangers, Darvish didn't put his best foot forward. It was all downhill after the first inning where Dee Gordon and Christian Yelich each took him deep. With this disaster, Darvish now sports a 4.01 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 148/45 K/BB ratio over 137 innings on the season. If he remains with the Rangers, his next start will come on Monday against the Mariners. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • J.T. Realmuto homers, plates three in victory
    J.T. Realmuto went 3-for-6 with a homer and three RBI as the Marlins destroyed the Rangers.

    Advice: Realmuto crushed a two-run homer in the fourth inning then added on an RBI double in the ninth. He's performing as one of the top all-around catchers in the league again this season, slashing .307/.367/.484 with 11 long balls and 42 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Nola tosses six shutout frames to beat Astros
    Aaron Nola punched out 10 batters in six shutout innings to earn a 9-0 win over the Astros on Wednesday.

    Advice: His effort was all the more impressive considering it came against the best team in the American League. He gave up just four hits and one walk while throwing 103 pitches in the gem. His record improves to 8-6 with a 3.17 ERA through 16 starts. He has 107 strikeouts and 30 walks in 99 1/3 innings. He lines up for two starts next week, although one of them will be in Coors Field against the Rockies. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:10 pm
  • Franco goes 2-for-5 with a two-run homer Wed.
    Maikel Franco went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and scored two runs in a win over the Astros.

    Advice: His fifth-inning blast off reliever Michael Feliz was his 15th of the year. He has made a lot of outs as indicated by his .226 batting average and .284 on-base percentage. His rate stats have declined precipitously each year since his rookie campaign. He hit .280/.343/.497 in 2015, .255/.306/.427 in 2016 and now .226/.284/.401 in 2017. The 24-year-old still has plenty of potential to turn things around eventually, but his fantasy owners are not getting what they thought they would on draft day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Yu Darvish no-trade list revealed; Cubs on it
    According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs, Red Sox, Rockies, Indians, Pirates, Orioles, White Sox, Tigers, Athletics, and Blue Jays are the 10 teams on Yu Darvish's no-trade list.

    Advice: Meaning, of course, that he can veto a deal to any of those 10 clubs. The big notable here is the presence of the Cubs, as they have expressed serious interest, but Darvish might not be against a move to the defending World Series champs and the DH-less National League. The 30-year-old impending free agent holds a 3.44 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 143/43 K/BB ratio in 133 1/3 innings (21 starts) this season with Texas. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:01 am
  • Yasiel Puig picking up the pace lately
    Yasiel Puig collected three singles with a run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's win against the Twins.

    Advice: Puig has back-to-back multi-hit games for the first time since May 28-29, and just the third time this season. After a 3-for-22 run from July 15-23, Puig is starting to show some signs of life again at the plate. For some batters, the All-Star break is a godsend. For others, it's an interruption and it takes a while to get back on track. Chalk up Puig for the latter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:11 am
  • Manuel Margot collects three hits in loss
    Manuel Margot posted three singles with a run scored across four at-bats in Tuesday's loss against the Mets.

    Advice: Margot has hit safely in each of his three games since returning from the paternity leave list, going 6-for-13 with a run scored and just one strikeout, raising his average from .259 to .269. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:06 am
  • Bradley Zimmer has monster night in victory
    Bradley Zimmer had a monster night at the plate on Tuesday, going 3-for-5 with a homer and four RBI as the Indians topped the Angels.

    Advice: Zimmer blasted a grand slam during a seven-run uprising in the second inning. He also singled twice, walked, scored three runs and swiped a pair of bases in the contest. For the season, the impressive rookie is hitting .277/.337/.436 with six homers, 33 RBI and 12 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:04 pm
  • Maikel Franco has another hitless night
    Maikel Franco went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Tuesday versus the Astros.

    Advice: Franco had been on a nice little run, but he's now compiled four straight hitless contests and has struck out seven times over that stretch. His batting line on the season is down to a lowly .224/.282/.390. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:08 pm
  • Bryant ejected for arguing called strike
    Kris Bryant was ejected from Tuesday's game against the White Sox for arguing balls and strikes.

    Advice: Bryant took issue with a questionable called third strike in the bottom of the fourth inning. It was the third strikeout of the game for the reigning National League MVP, who finished the day 0-for-3. This was his first career ejection. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:54 pm
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    5:10 pm @CWS
     
  • Report: Rangers open to moving Yu Darvish
    According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told rival teams Monday that the club is open to trading Yu Darvish for the "right deal."

    Advice: Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported Monday afternoon that there's been "little indication" that the Rangers will trade Darvish, but clearly they are willing to listen to offers as they evaluate their position in the American League Wild Card race. After a loss on Monday, the Rangers find themselves 3.5 games back. The Dodgers have been mentioned most prominently in regard to Darvish in recent days. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:03 am
  • Hand, Maton, Yates, Capps in mix for saves
    Padres manager Andy Green said Monday that Brad Hand, Phil Maton and Kirby Yates will be in the mix for saves following the trade of Brandon Maurer.

    Advice: Green also said that Carter Capps, who has been pitching much better at Triple-A El Paso, is also "definitely in the conversation." Hand, of course, could be traded in the next week, so him being the likely favorite for saves might be short-lived. Both Maton (3.63 ERA, 18/2 K/BB ratio over 17 1/3 innings) and Yates (2.23 ERA, 49/9 K/BB ratio over 32 1/3 innings) have both pitched very well and are worth stashing. Capps is a worthy speculative add, as well. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:26 pm
  • 'Little indication' Texas will trade Darvish
    Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that there's been "little indication" to this point that the Rangers will trade Yu Darvish.

    Advice: The Rangers reported have put out feelers to see what Darvish could potentially bring back in return, but they've won three straight and sit just 2.5 games out of a Wild Card spot. They are also interested in re-signing Darvish to a long-term contract and figure they'd have a better chance to do it if they hang on to him. Unless the Rangers collapse over the next week, it seems likely that they'll hang on to their ace. Sherman notes that Darvish is "pretty much" the Dodgers' "only interest" among starters, so they could stand pat in that regard if the Texas righty isn't made available. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:38 pm
  • Addison Russell out of Monday's lineup
    Addison Russell is not in Monday's lineup against the White Sox.

    Advice: It sounds like a routine day off. Javier Baez will start at shortstop while Ben Zobrist will play second base. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:40 am
  • Brian Dozier clubs 16th homer in loss Sunday
    Brian Dozier clubbed his 16th home run of the season as the Twins fell to the Tigers in Minnesota on Sunday.

    Advice: Dozier tagged Tigers' closer Justin Wilson for the solo shot in the ninth inning. He finished the afternoon 2-for-4 plus a walk and is now slashing .253/.340/.448 with 16 long balls and 48 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:35 pm
  • Dodgers showing 'strong interest' in Darvish
    Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Dodgers are showing "strong interest" in Yu Darvish.

    Advice: He cautions, however, that multiple other clubs are displaying strong interest, as well, and trade talks remain in the "early stages." The Cubs are one of the other teams known to have interest in the impending free agent. The Rangers haven't decided yet whether they'll be buyers or sellers at the deadline, but if they choose the latter Darvish will obviously be a major trade chip. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:39 pm
  • Manuel Margot back from paternity leave
    Padres activated OF Manuel Margot from the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Margot had been away since Wednesday. Franchy Cordero has been sent down in a corresponding move. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:34 am
  • Yasiel Puig busy in Saturday's win
    Yasiel Puig finished 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and a stolen base in Saturday's win against Atlanta.

    Advice: It was a much-needed multi-hit game since the Cuban outfielder entered with just two hits over his past 18 at-bats (.111). Puig has also tied a career best with 11 steals with plenty of time to go. He isn't quite up to his rookie season levels in the average department (.319), but he is showed plenty of power and striking out less. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:39 am
  • Realmuto clubs pair of two-run bombs vs Reds
    J.T. Realmuto went 3-for-4 and swatted a pair of two-run home runs to lead his team to a 5-4 win over the Reds on Saturday.

    Advice: He pulverized rookie starter Robert Stephenson in the second inning and again in the sixth. Justin Bour was aboard both times. Realmuto now has a .305 batting average with 10 home runs and 39 RBI for the season. He's even chipped in five stolen bases for good measure. There are not many fantasy catchers who can consistently contribute that level of goodness. He is already just one longball away from matching the career high he set last year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:48 pm
  • Flores caps Mets comeback with walk-off homer
    Wilmer Flores hit a walk-off, solo home run in the ninth inning Saturday to complete the Mets' comeback in a 6-5 win over the Athletics.

    Advice: The Mets once trailed 5-0 in the game, but they battled against A's starter Sean Manaea to close the gap and got to the Athletics' bullpen late. That included Flores, who deposited a Simon Castro fastball into the left field seats to send the fans home happy. Flores finished 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in the game. The 25-year-old infielder doesn't have a permanent home but has been serviceable when called upon, batting .284/.312/.473 in 222 at-bats this year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:23 pm
  • Bryant clubs two hits in return from injury
    Kris Bryant ripped two hits Saturday in the Cubs’ come-from-behind win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Bryant looked good as new in his return from a sprained pinkie. The 25-year-old singled in the second inning and later tied the score at two with a base knock off Matt Bowman in the eighth. Bryant scored the game-winning run later in the frame on an RBI double by Anthony Rizzo. Despite getting off to a relatively slow start this season, Bryant’s .930 OPS is almost identical to the one he posted when he won National League MVP last year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:59 pm
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    5:10 pm @CWS
     
  • Kris Bryant returns to lineup on Saturday
    Kris Bryant (finger) returned to the Cubs' starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: There had been rumblings that Bryant could sit out the entire weekend with his finger injury, but it looks as though he's good to go. The 25-year-old is slashing .275/.401/.528 with 19 homers and 40 RBI in 320 at-bats this year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:18 am
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    5:10 pm @CWS
     
  • Moncada drives in four runs vs. Royals
    Yoan Moncada drove in four runs in Friday’s extra-inning loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Get excited, White Sox fans and fantasy owners. Called up after this week’s Todd Frazier trade, Moncada plated a run with a ground out in the second inning before collecting his first hit with Chicago on a bases-clearing triple in the third. Talk about easy speed. Moncada’s penchant for the strikeout will likely cut into his batting average upside in the short-term, but he’s capable of producing across the board in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:05 pm
  • Anibal Sanchez fans five to earn second win
    Anibal Sanchez picked up his second victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Mariners to three runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander walked three and struck out five on the night. All of the scoring against him came during a three-run rally in the fourth inning, but Sanchez was in complete command otherwise. He still owns an inflated 5.95 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the season, but has been a completely different pitcher since returning from Triple-A. He'll look to extend his winning streak when he takes on the Royals on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:52 pm
  • Dodgers and Cubs scout Yu Darvish on Friday
    Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Dodgers and Cubs were among the teams scouting Yu Darvish's start against the Rays on Friday.

    Advice: They had to come away impressed with what they saw after Darvish whiffed 12 over eight innings of three-run baseball. He's one of the top arms rumored to be available prior to the trade deadline, so expect the action surrounding him to heat up in the coming days. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:30 pm
  • Matz gives up three runs in no-decision
    Steven Matz surrendered three runs over five innings in a no-decision against the Athletics on Friday.

    Advice: Matz was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the fifth inning, much to his dismay. The southpaw limited the A’s to one run through the first four innings before giving up two runs in his final frame. He gave up nine hits in all while striking out five and walking none. At the very least, it was an improvement from his last two outings. He’ll bring a 4.67 ERA into a start against the Rockies in Coors Field next week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:20 pm
  • Yu Darvish strikes out 12 against Rays
    Yu Darvish struck out 12 batters while allowing three runs over eight innings in a no-decision against the Rays on Friday.

    Advice: Darvish gave up five hits on the night, three of which were solo homers. Shin-Soo Choo took him off the hook for the loss with a game-tying homer in the ninth inning, but he remains winless dating back to June 12. This was Darvish’s 32nd career double-digit strikeout game, good enough for second in team history. Nolan Ryan ranks first with 34 of them. With Darvish’s name circulating in trade rumors, he might not get many more chances to climb that list. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:03 pm
  • Bradley Zimmer plates two in win over Jays
    Bradley Zimmer went 1-for-4 with a pair of RBI as the Indians crushed the Blue Jays on Friday night.

    Advice: Hitting out of the leadoff spot in the Indians' lineup, Zimmer came through with a two-run single in the seventh inning to cap off the scoring in the ballgame. The rookie outfielder is hitting .264/.328/.408 with five homers, 27 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 192 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:56 pm
  • Nola gives up one run, Ks 9 in win over MIL
    Aaron Nola held the Brewers to just one run over eight innings as part of a 6-1 victory on Friday.

    Advice: Nola gave up a solo homer to Brett Phillips in the second inning, but otherwise he held the Brewers off the board. He tied a career-high with nine strikeouts and walked a pair in the victory. Nola now owns a 1.70 ERA over his last six starts, once again showing that he’s capable of being a frontline starter when healthy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:38 pm
  • Kris Bryant (finger) could sit all weekend
    Kris Bryant (finger) could miss the entire weekend series against the Cardinals.

    Advice: X-rays on Bryant's left pinkie came back clean after he was injured on a head-first slide Wednesday, but he's not feeling 100 percent. He's been ruled out through Saturday and might sit out Sunday, as well. Javy Baez is at third base Friday, and Tommy La Stella is also a candidate to pick up starts. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:12 am
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    5:10 pm @CWS
     
  • Kris Bryant (finger) sitting out on Friday
    Kris Bryant (finger) is not in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Bryant managed to avoid a major injury when he hurt his left pinkie on a head-first slide Wednesday, but he remains sore. Javy Baez is filling in at third base. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:31 am
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    5:10 pm @CWS
     
  • Cubs have inquired on Rangers' Yu Darvish
    Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Cubs have inquired with the Rangers on the availability of Yu Darvish.

    Advice: Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports previously reported that the Rangers were trying to gauge interest in Darvish, and it appears the Cubs are one of the first teams to have checked in. It could just be due diligence, although the Cubs have been connected to other starters, as well, even after acquiring Jose Quintana, so it appears they're interested in further upgrading their rotation. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:56 am
  • Rangers gauging interest in SP Yu Darvish
    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Rangers "have started reaching out to teams potentially interested in acquiring" Yu Darvish.

    Advice: The Rangers aren't committed to selling yet, but they're 4.5 games out of the second American League Wild Card spot and are behind five other teams chasing the Rays and Yankees. If they do wind up selling, Darvish would immediately become the best available rental pitcher on the market. Passan lists the Astros, Brewers, Yankees, Indians, Rockies and Dodgers as teams that he could see as having interest in the impending free agent, although it's unclear at this point which, if any, of those clubs have talked to the Rangers about Darvish at this point. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:52 am
  • Manuel Margot goes on paternity leave
    Padres placed OF Manuel Margot on the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Hunter Renfroe (neck) was activated in the corresponding move. Margot should be back in a couple days. The 22-year-old has seen mixed results this year, batting .259 with five homers, 17 RBI and 10 steals. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:10 pm
  • Wilmer Flores homers in Mets' comeback
    Wilmer Flores delivered a pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning Thursday as part of the Mets' 3-2 win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Flores' homer tied the game off Brett Cecil. The Mets went on to win it in the ninth when Jose Reyes was credited with a game-ending infield single after Trevor Rosenthal failed to cover first base. Flores was on the bench today for the sixth time in seven games since the second half started. The Mets prefer T.J. Rivera at third base at the moment. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:39 pm
  • Yoan Moncada goes 0-for-2 in debut
    Yoan Moncada went 0-for-2 with a walk in his White Sox debut Wednesday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Moncada hit sixth tonight. Ideally, he'll be much closer to the top of the order by season's end, but sixth seems appropriate for now. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:13 pm
  • Kris Bryant (finger) uncertain for Friday
    Kris Bryant (finger) said that he is not sure if he will play against the Cardinals on Friday.

    Advice: Bryant took a cleat to his left pinkie during Wednesday's game against the Braves, with X-rays subsequently coming back negative. He had his pinkie and ring finger taped together after the game and said that he "dodged a bullet." Expect further updates on Bryant's availability for this weekend's series against the Cards on Thursday or Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:06 pm
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    5:10 pm @CWS
     
  • Russell goes 4-for-4 in Cubs' win vs. ATL
    Addison Russell went 4-for-4 with two RBI in the Cubs' victory over the Braves on Wednesday.

    Advice: Russell opened the game's scoring with an RBI double in the top of the second and he plated Javier Baez with a ground-rule double in the seventh. Russell also singled twice in the afternoon win at SunTrust Park -- the Cubs' sixth win in six games since the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:03 pm
  • Franco drives in three runs, Phils beat Fish
    Maikel Franco finished 2-for-4 with three RBI and a walk in the Phillies' 10-3 defeat of the Marlins on Wednesday.

    Advice: Franco contributed a run-scoring sac fly to the Phillies' two-run first inning and added a two-run double in the top of the ninth. The 24-year-old third baseman had a disappointing first half, but he's primed to produce better numbers down the stretch. Franco went 3-for-4 with a homer and a double on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:01 pm
  • Moncada batting sixth in White Sox debut
    White Sox recalled 2B Yoan Moncada from Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Moncada is starting at second base and batting sixth Wednesday in his White Sox debut against the Dodgers and right-hander Kenta Maeda. The 22-year-old Moncada, considered by many to be the No. 1 prospect in the sport, was slashing .282/.377/.447 with 12 home runs and 17 stolen bases in 80 games this season at the Triple-A level. He's immediately playable in most standard mixed fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:07 pm
  • Bryant diagnosed with a sprained left pinkie
    Kris Bryant has been diagnosed with a sprained left pinkie.

    Advice: X-rays turned up negative and he's considered day-to-day for now, but there will probably be more scans to come. Bryant injured the finger Wednesday on a slide into the cleat of Braves third baseman Johan Camargo. Tommy La Stella replaced him in the Cubs' lineup in the bottom of the first inning. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:44 am
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    5:10 pm @CWS
     
  • Bryant leaves game with apparent hand injury
    Kris Bryant left Wednesday's game against the Braves after suffering an apparent finger injury.

    Advice: Bryant's left hand slid into the foot of Braves third baseman Johan Camargo in the top of the first inning and he looked to be in a good amount of pain as he walked off the field. Tommy La Stella entered to man the hot corner for Chicago in the bottom of the first. There should be an update soon from Atlanta. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:25 am
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    5:10 pm @CWS
     
  • White Sox calling up No. 1 prospect Moncada
    Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com reports that the White Sox are calling up top prospect Yoan Moncada.

    Advice: Moncada will be in a White Sox uniform for Wednesday night's game against the Dodgers and he should get the start at third base. Chicago cleared that position Tuesday in a seven-player trade with the Yankees that included Todd Frazier. Moncada, the top-ranked minor league talent in baseball, was hitting .285/.381/.452 with 12 home runs and 17 stolen bases through 79 games this season at Triple-A Charlotte. He's capable of providing immediate value in standard mixed fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:15 pm
  • Addison Russell not in Monday's lineup
    Addison Russell is not in Monday's lineup versus the Braves.

    Advice: It sounds like a routine day off for the young shortstop. Javier Baez will cover shortstop duties and bat eighth. Ben Zobrist will bat leadoff and play second base. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:45 am
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