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  • Reds place Amir Garrett (hip) on 10-day DL
    Reds placed LHP Amir Garrett on the 10-day disabled list with right hip inflammation.

    Advice: Garrett had surrendered 13 earned runs in nine innings (two starts) since returning from Triple-A Louisville last week. It's been a very up-and-down start to the season for the young left-hander. There is no current timetable for his return, though this doesn't sound like a serious injury. Rotoworld.com 38 minutes ago
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  • Soroka dominates
    Braves prospect Mike Soroka struck out 10 hitters while allowing just one run on Wednesday for Double-A Mississippi.

    Advice: Soroka gave up just one run in his 5 2/3 innings, allowing three hits and two walks to go along with the aforementioned strikeouts. The 2015 first-round selection now has an ERA of 2.98 ERA and is striking out over a batter an inning. Oh, and he's still a teenager. Soroka has a chance to be an excellent fantasy starting pitcher. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:29 am
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  • Mixed results for Weaver
    Cardinals prospect Luke Weaver gave up two runs in five innings of work on Wednesday for Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: It was easily Weaver's worst start of 2017, but that speaks more to how well he's pitched than it does to the outing. He did give up six hits and three walks, but he was able to limit the damage to just those two runs. The lack of a quality breaking-ball limits the value, but with his fastball and change, he can still be effective at the big-league level. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:16 am
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  • Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) scratched Thurs.
    Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) has been scratched from the Giants' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Nunez tweaked his left hamstring on Wednesday night and the Giants want to play it safe. It doesn't sound like something that will require a lengthy absence. Christian Arroyo is starting at third base now in the matinee game against the Cubs. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:13 am
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  • O'Neill homers
    Mariners prospect Tyler O'Neill went 2-for-5 with a homer on Wednesday for Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: His other hit was a double, and he knocked in three runs. It was a brutal start to the 2017 season for O'Neill, but he's starting to make more hard contact and adjust to the highest level. With the Mariners out of contention, he could get a chance to play before the end of the year. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:01 am
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  • Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) playing Thursday
    Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) is in the Giants' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Cubs.

    Advice: He'll start at third base and bat sixth versus Cubs right-hander Eddie Butler. Nunez tweaked his right hamstring Wednesday but it was obviously nothing serious. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:01 am
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  • LeMahieu out of Rockies' lineup on Thursday
    DJ LeMahieu is out of the Rockies' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Phillies.

    Advice: It looks to be a routine day of rest. Alexi Amarista will start at second base and bat seventh for the Rockies against Phillies right-hander Vince Velasquez. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:10 am
  • Escobar (hamstring) to run bases soon
    Yunel Escobar (hamstring) is expected to run the bases this weekend.

    Advice: Escobar has done some straight-line jogging without issue and will ramp up the intensity of his workouts over the next couple of days. The third baseman landed on the 10-day disabled list May 15, retroactive to May 14, with a strained left hamstring. He should be ready for activation sometime in early June. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:08 am
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  • Baker confirms Koda Glover as Nats' closer
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker confirmed late Wednesday that Koda Glover is the club's closer.

    Advice: Baker made it official after Glover worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning in a non-save situation Wednesday night against the Mariners. "Koda was kind of lobbying for that in the first place," Baker said. "We wanted to break him in slowly because this guy’s ... shoot, he’s only a year-and-a-half out of college. So he had said that’s the job he wanted, and so it’s his now." The hard-throwing 24-year-old had excellent minor league numbers and owns a 2.57 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 11/2 K/BB ratio in 14 innings this season for the first-place Nationals. He's an obvious must-own. Shawn Kelley and Blake Treinen will operate in setup and mid-relief duties. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:24 am
  • Duvall smacks two-run bomb vs Tribe Wed.
    Adam Duvall ripped a two-run homer in Wednesday's win over the Indians.

    Advice: His blast in the fourth inning accounted for all the runs his team would muster against starter Trevor Bauer, but they added two more against closer Cody Allen to win in the ninth inning. Duvall finished 1-for-4 in the contest and is batting a swell .259/.305/.500 with 10 longballs and 37 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Yadier Molina extends hitting streak
    Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer Wednesday against the Dodgers to extend his hitting streak to 13 games.

    Advice: Most hitting streaks like this come with averages in the .350-.400 range, but Molina is hitting just .263 during his; he's collected exactly one hit in 11 of the 13 games and, since he hasn't drawn a walk in any of them, he's always getting four or five at-bats. At least he does have three homers during the streak; he had just one in his first 25 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Hand survives stressful ninth for save Wed.
    Brad Hand escaped a bases-loaded situation in the ninth inning to earn a save versus the Mets on Wednesday.

    Advice: After closer Brandon Maurer pitched a clean eighth inning, Hand was brought in to protect a one-run lead in the ninth. He promptly surrendered a single, a walk and another single to load the bases with nobody out. He was able to punch out the next two batters before getting Juan Lagares to fly out to end the game and notch his first save of the season. It is possible this game indicates the Padres have promoted Hand into the closer role to replace Maurer. Today's results were a mixed bag for Hand. He was able to close out the game without allowing a run but pushed everything to the breaking point in the process. Hand has a 1.73 ERA with 35 strikeouts in 26 innings compared to Maurer's 6.50 ERA. Much of that disparity is explained by Maurer's .400 BABIP compared to Hand's .222 BABIP. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:50 pm
  • Conforto goes 2-for-3 with a run and RBI Wed.
    Michael Conforto continued to rake as he went 2-for-3 with a run scored, an RBI and two walks in Wednesday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: He delivered a run-scoring single in the fourth inning that gave the Mets a 5-1 lead that would soon be blown by their pitching staff. Conforto began the season without an everyday starting role but has forced himself into the lineup by batting .341/.437/.712 with 13 homers, 35 runs scored and 32 RBI in 41 games. He hasn't shown any signs of cooling off any time soon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Jose Ramirez blows save for Braves
    Given a save chance with Jim Johnson needing the day off, Jose Ramirez gave up two runs in the ninth to blow a save Wednesday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Both Johnson and Arodys Vizcaino had worked the last two days and four of the previous five days, so Ramirez got the call. An overturned call gave the Pirates an infield single to open the inning, and they got another single, a walk and a two-run single afterwards to tie the game. Ramirez probably won't get any additional save chances in the near future. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • Flores goes 2-for-4 with three RBI vs Padres
    Wilmer Flores went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in a loss to the Padres on Wednesday.

    Advice: He stroked a base-loaded double to plate three runs in the third inning, then came around to score on a Curtis Granderson single. He also worked a walk in the ballgame. The 25-year-old Flores now has a .307 batting average with three home runs and 14 RBI in 91 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:21 pm
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  • Gsellman gives up three runs in six innings
    Robert Gsellman allowed three runs in six innings and did not get a decision against the Padres on Wednesday.

    Advice: Yangervis Solarte did all the damage, driving in one run in the third inning and two more in the fifth. Gsellman surrendered six hits and one walk while fanning three batters in the quality start. The Mets skipped his last start but gave him another chance today. He 2-3 record remains unchanged to go with a 6.45 ERA in 10 games, including seven starts. He has 33 strikeouts and 15 walks in 44 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • Eduardo Nunez tweaks hamstring in loss
    Eduardo Nunez suffered a minor left hamstring tweak in Wednesday's loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: Nunez did not have to leave the game (he finished 2-for-4) and expects to play on Thursday. He has stolen 12 bases this season, but might not be quite as active on the basepaths over the next few days. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:57 pm
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  • Amir Garrett gives up seven runs
    Amir Garrett surrendered seven runs in five innings Tuesday against the Indians.

    Advice: Next time Garrett is sent to Triple-A, it will be for the right reasons. He gave up four homers tonight, bringing his season total to 12 allowed in 45 innings. His ERA is all of the way up to 6.00 now. He's better than that, but he was never a very good fantasy bet for this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:58 pm
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  • Conforto hits two home runs, knocks in four
    Michael Conforto went 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBI in the Mets' 9-3 victory over the Padres on Tuesday.

    Advice: We thought the Mets made the wrong choice between Conforto and Jay Bruce this spring. It turns out that they're really fortunate to have both. Conforto now has 13 homers, 31 RBI and 34 runs scored in just 129 at-bats. HIs OPS stands at 1.138. The Mets' franchise record for OPS in a season is 1.024, established by Mike Piazza in 1998. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:48 pm
  • LeMahieu goes 4-for-5 with homer, two RBI
    DJ LeMahieu went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in the Rockies' defeat of the Reds on Sunday.

    Advice: LeMahieu hit a go-ahead RBI single in the bottom of the third inning and a solo shot in the bottom of the fifth. The second baseman is batting .299/.371/.397 with two home runs and 16 RBI in 45 games this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:38 pm
  • Koda Glover locks down third save on Sunday
    Koda Glover locked down his third save of the season on Sunday, recording the final four outs against the Braves.

    Advice: Glover was called upon to protect a one-run lead with a runner on second base in the eighth inning. After getting out of that jam, he was sent back out with a clean slate in the ninth and despite allowing a leadoff single, was able to get the job done. He now sports a 2.77 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 10/2 K/BB ratio through 12 innings on the season and may be the best bet for save chances at the moment in the Nationals' bullpen. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:35 pm
  • Duvall has two RBI, two runs against Rockies
    Adam Duvall went 1-for-4 with two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Duvall had an RBI single in the Reds' six-run sixth inning, and he also plated a run with a groundout in the seventh. The steal was also his third of the year, after he stole six in 2016. Duvall has just one homer since May 1, but he's found other ways to contribute at the plate, compiling a .259/.306/.500 line overall. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:40 pm
  • Eduardo Nunez delivers in Giants' win
    Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-4 with a two-run double in the ninth to lead the Giants past the Cardinals 6-5 on Friday.

    Advice: Nunez isn't known as an RBI guy, but he's driven in eight runs in his last five games after totaling seven in 35 games to open the year (even though he spent most of that time hitting sixth and seventh). He needs to be hitting at his absolute peak in order to help a team as a starting left fielder, but the Giants feel that they don't have any better options at the moment. He'll keep playing regularly and stealing bases at a pretty good clip. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:05 pm
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  • Conforto homers in victory over Angels
    Michael Conforto had another strong night at the dish on Friday against the Angels, going 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk, and two runs scored.

    Advice: The Mets snapped their seven-game losing streak in the process. Conforto is now up to 11 home runs on the year, one shy of his total from all of last season. Originally expected to be the odd-man out in the Mets’ outfield, the 24-year-old has been one of the game’s best hitters so far this season. He’s batting .319/.403/.664 through 37 games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:39 pm
  • Amir Garrett gives up six runs to Cubs
    Amir Garrett lost after giving up six runs in four innings Thursday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Garrett, back from his brief Triple-A exile, walked four and allowed a pair of homers, including Javier Baez's first-inning grand slam. He'll have better days than this going forward, but he doesn't look like a very good bet in mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:48 pm
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  • Reds recall Amir Garrett for Thursday start
    Reds recalled RHP Amir Garrett from Triple-A Louisville.

    Advice: Garrett will return to the Reds' starting rotation on Thursday at Wrigley Field after spending one week in the minor leagues. The talented young left-hander struck out all six batters he faced in a two-inning appearance with Louisville last Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:32 am
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  • Conforto slugs two-run home run in loss
    Michael Conforto went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 11-inning loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Conforto cranked a two-run home run off Patrick Corbin in the first inning to supply Matt Harvey with an early 2-0 advantage. Three of his 10 home runs on the season have come in his last 10 games. In addition, Conforto is hitting a beautiful .310/.393/.638 and has driven in 26 runs across 36 games played. Despite all this fine work, the Mets are now in the midst of a seven-game losing streak. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:21 pm
  • Eduardo Nunez breaks up shutout with homer
    Eduardo Nunez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: The Giants were looking at a shutout entering the ninth inning, but Nunez's solo home run off Sergio Romo with one out prevented the blanking. The home run was his first of the season. Nonetheless, the home team would go on to lose 6-1. Nunez has been swinging a hot stick of late, having picked up seven hits in his last 20 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:37 pm
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  • Koda Glover throws scoreless frame Tuesday
    Koda Glover allowed a pair of hits but struck out two in a scoreless frame in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Glover entered in the bottom of the ninth with the Nationals up four runs, but it's worth noting that he was warming up in the top of the ninth while they were up two. Shawn Kelley blew a save Sunday and it's possible Glover might have the edge over him for saves at the moment. The situation lacks clarity, however. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:53 pm
  • Gsellman to be skipped on his next turn
    Robert Gsellman will indeed be skipped on his next scheduled turn in the Mets' rotation.

    Advice: Upcoming off days give the Mets the ability to roll with four starters for a bit, and they'll do just that with Gsellman sitting on an ugly 7.07 ERA through 35 2/3 innings this season. Gsellman will work in long relief until the Mets need him back in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:02 pm
  • Amir Garrett will return Thursday at Wrigley
    Amir Garrett is scheduled to start Thursday against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

    Advice: Garrett will return to the Reds' rotation after striking out all six of the batters he faced in a two-inning appearance Friday with Triple-A Louisville. It was a short workload-based demotion for the young left-hander. Garrett probably shouldn't be activated in mixed fantasy leagues for a road start against the defending World Series champions, but he's capable of providing valuable production moving forward. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:55 pm
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  • Eduardo Nunez knocks in three runs
    Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a steal against the Dodgers on Monday.

    Advice: Not that it seemed likely the Giants would reduce his role anyway, but any chance of Nunez being turned into a utilityman in the near future disappeared with Hunter Pence's injury. Nunez is hitting .261/.287/.324 at the moment. He remains a viable option in mixed leagues because of the steals, but it'd sure be nice if the Giants could do better in left field. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:02 pm
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  • Wilmer Flores slugs pinch-hit homer in loss
    Wilmer Flores hit a pinch-hit two-run homer in the Mets' loss to the Diamondbacks on Monday.

    Advice: Flores went deep off Diamondbacks reliever Silvino Bracho in the top of the ninth inning, but Arizona held on to win the game 7-3. Flores has three home runs and nine RBI in 23 games this season for New York. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:49 pm
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  • Mets likely to skip Robert Gsellman
    Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets are considering skipping Robert Gsellman's next turn in the rotation.

    Advice: They can easily do it with off days coming up Thursday and next Monday. Gsellman would pitch out of the bullpen a couple times before his next start in hopes that it might help get him back on track but also to fortify a tired bullpen. The young righty holds an ugly 7.07 ERA. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:51 pm
  • Escobar (hamstring) lands on disabled list
    Angels placed 3B Yunel Escobar on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 14, with a strained left hamstring.

    Advice: Escobar was injured on Saturday and is expected to be sidelined for the next 2-4 weeks. The Angels will use Luis Valbuena at third base and C.J. Cron at first base while Escobar is on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:39 pm
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  • Yunel Escobar (hamstring) to miss 2-4 weeks
    Yunel Escobar (hamstring) is expected to miss 2-4 weeks.

    Advice: Escobar suffered a Grade 1 strain of his left hamstring during Saturday's game. Jefry Marte was optioned to Triple-A with C.J. Cron coming off the disabled list Sunday, but he's expected to be promoted right back to the majors and share playing time at third base. Rotoworld.com May 15, 5:53 am
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