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  • Adam Jones hits three-run homer
    Adam Jones clobbered a three-run homer off the Twins' Kyle Gibson on Monday.

    Advice: That's three homers in five games for Jones. This one gave him his first multi-RBI game since April 24. 14 minutes ago
    L, 14-7 vs Min
  • Folty earns third win Monday versus Pirates
    Michael Foltynewicz allowed two runs -- one earned -- over five innings Monday in the Braves' defeat of the Pirates.

    Advice: Folty easily out-dueled Pirates ace Gerrit Cole, who was lit up for five earned runs on 10 hits by the Atlanta offense. The right-hander struck out five Pittsburgh batters and worked around eight hits to earn his third win of the season. Folty will carry a 3.86 ERA into his next start on the road versus the Giants. 16 minutes ago
  • Cesar Hernandez goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Cesar Hernandez went 0-for-4 in the loss to the Rockies on Monday.

    Advice: Pete Mackanin has been doing a lot of lineup rearranging lately, but one thing he hasn't tried is taking Hernandez out of the leadoff spot. Hernandez has cooled off after a strong April, but he still seems like the right choice at the top now, even if he has hit .193 in his last 15 games. 39 minutes ago
  • Jordy Mercer leaves game with hand discomfort
    Jordy Mercer was removed from Monday's game against the Braves due to discomfort in his right hand.

    Advice: Mercer is considered day-to-day. He sustained the injury when he was hit in the hand by a groundball. Look for him to return to the Pirates' lineup in a day or two. 57 minutes ago
    L, 5-2 @Atl
  • A.J. Pollock (groin) does some light jogging
    A.J. Pollock (groin) has begun doing some light jogging.

    Advice: Pollock is making some nice progress, but he obviously won't be ready for activation from the disabled list when first eligible on Thursday. The outfielder is working his way back from a Grade 1 right groin strain. Today, 4:07 pm
    10-Day DL
    Bot 6, 4-1 vs CWS
  • Jake Petricka (lat) throws live BP
    Jake Petricka (lat) threw live batting practice at extended spring training Monday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's faced hitters since he went down with a strained lat in his first appearance of the season. Petricka is starting a throwing program over from scratch, so it will be a while. Today, 3:49 pm
    10-Day DL
  • Tigers option Anibal Sanchez to minors
    Tigers optioned RHP Anibal Sanchez to Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: Sanchez had to agree to the move given his big league tenure, and it was actually his idea, as he wants to be stretched out to start again. The veteran right-hander has posted a 9.00 ERA and 2.05 WHIP over 11 relief appearances this season, although he did strike out 22 over 21 innings. He could get another shot to start with the Tigers if Matt Boyd's struggles continue. Today, 2:15 pm
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    L, 1-0 @Hou
  • Daniel Vogelbach optioned to Triple-A
    Mariners optioned 1B Daniel Vogelbach to Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Vogelbach was up for one day and had a single in three at-bats in a start Sunday. He'll return to a .262/.379/.447 line with five homers at Tacoma. Today, 2:06 pm
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  • Mariners recall Mike Zunino from Triple-A
    Mariners recalled C Mike Zunino from Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Zunino was sent down earlier this month after hitting just .167/.250/.236 with no homers and a 30/6 K/BB ratio, but he's earned another shot after batting .293/.356/.707 with five homers in 12 games at Tacoma. He'll go back to seeing the lion's share of starts at catcher for the Mariners and remains an intriguing power bat, but obviously he's far from a safe bet. Today, 2:03 pm
  • James Loney released by Braves
    Braves released 1B James Loney.

    Advice: Loney asked for and was granted his release following the Braves' trade for Matt Adams, as he could plainly see that there wasn't going to be an opportunity for him. The 33-year-old will surely catch on elsewhere in short order. Today, 1:51 pm
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  • Greg Bird (ankle) takes dry swings
    Greg Bird (ankle) took some dry swings Monday.

    Advice: He had been slated to hit off a tee and take soft-toss, but he'll now do that Tuesday instead. Bird also resumed running recently, as well. He'll need a rehab assignment before being activated but is making nice progress. Today, 1:26 pm
    10-Day DL
    W, 4-2 vs KC
  • Angels demote C.J. Cron to Triple-A
    Angels optioned 1B C.J. Cron to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Cron gets the boot one day after hitting a grand slam against the Mets. The 27-year-old has missed time with a foot injury this season while batting just .232/.281/.305 through 24 games. Still, he didn't get much of a leash after putting up a .792 OPS (115 OPS+) last season. The Angels can mix and match at first base with Luis Valbuena, Jefry Marte, and Albert Pujols. Today, 11:42 am
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    W, 3-2 @TB
  • Four hit day for Olson
    Athletics prospect Matt Olson picked up four hits on Sunday for Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Two of those hits went for extra bases, including his 10th homer of the season. A 2012 first-round pick, Olson has seen his stock decline in the past few years, but he's bounced back nicely in 2017. He's going to strike out a ton, but he might draw enough walks and hit enough bombs to compensate. Keep an eye on Olson going forward, he might be a potential steal. Today, 11:17 am
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  • Matz (elbow) could be promoted soon
    According to David Lennon of Newsday, the Mets are open to activating Steven Matz (elbow) after Tuesday's start with Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Matz, who is working his way back from a flexor strain, allowed one run on two hits and two walks over three innings in his first rehab start at High-A St. Lucie last Thursday. Ideally he would get at least two more starts in the minors, but the state of the Mets' rotation could have them move up the timeline. Either way, Matz should be stashed away in most fantasy leagues. Today, 7:04 am
    10-Day DL
  • Puig (back) strikes out as pinch-hitter
    Yasiel Puig (back) struck out as a pinch-hitter in Sunday's game against the Marlins.

    Advice: Puig was held out of the starting lineup for the second straight day due to back tightness, but it seems like he's moving in the right direction. Consider him day-to-day. Today, 5:30 am
  • Cron slugs grand slam in victory Sunday
    C.J. Cron hit a first-inning grand slam Sunday in the Angels' defeat of the Mets.

    Advice: It was the first home run of the season for Cron, who's been battling through injuries and ineffectiveness. He finished 1-for-4 in the game and is slashing just .232/.281/.305 on the year. Yesterday, 1:52 pm
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    W, 3-2 @TB
  • Adam Jones goes 3-for-4 with a home run
    Adam Jones went 3-for-4 with a home run in the Orioles' loss to the Blue Jays on Sunday.

    Advice: Jones swatted two singles and a solo shot in the fourth inning, but the rest of the Orioles offense could not produce another run. Jones has been in a nice groove offensively of late and is now slashing .276/.323/.425 with seven home runs and 18 RBI in 41 games this season. Yesterday, 1:19 pm
    L, 14-7 vs Min
  • Daniel Vogelbach recalled from Triple-A
    Mariners recalled 1B Daniel Vogelbach from Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Vogelbach will serve as some insurance at first base with Danny Valencia (wrist) banged up. He's hit just .143/.294/.143 in 17 plate appearances with the big club this season. Yesterday, 11:53 am
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  • Matz (elbow) to make two more rehab starts
    Steven Matz (elbow) is slated to make two more rehab starts.

    Advice: Matz surrendered two hits and one run over three innings last Thursday in his first rehab start for High-A St. Lucie. He threw 53 pitches in the outing, so the left-hander obviously needs to be stretched out a bit more. Working his way back from a flexor strain, Matz could rejoin the Mets' rotation by the first weekend of June. Yesterday, 10:56 am
    10-Day DL
  • Bird (ankle) to take soft-toss, hit off tee
    Greg Bird (ankle) will take soft-toss and hit off a tee Monday.

    Advice: Bird resumed running recently, as well. He'll need a rehab assignment before being activated and is still likely at least a couple weeks away from a return. Yesterday, 9:23 am
    10-Day DL
    W, 4-2 vs KC
  • Hernandez goes 2-for-4 and scores two runs
    Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-4 and scored a pair of runs in a loss to the Pirates on Saturday.

    Advice: He singled and scored in the first inning. He beat out a bunt single to lead off the eighth frame and came around to score another run. Hernandez has been a run-scoring machine this year, crossing the plate 33 times in 40 games. Only four players have scored more. He owns a .303 batting average with four homers, 11 RBI and six stolen bases in 183 plate appearances. Saturday, 4:20 pm
  • Yasiel Puig (back) sitting against Marlins
    Yasiel Puig (back) is not in the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Marlins.

    Advice: He'll get the night off after exiting Friday's game with back tightness. Enrique Hernandez will replace Puig in right field and bat eighth against Marlins right-hander Dan Straily. Manager Dave Roberts said Puig is available off the bench so we could see him pinch-hit. Saturday, 3:36 pm
  • Puig (back) hopes to avoid disabled list
    Yasiel Puig was removed from Friday's game against the Marlins due to tightness in his back.

    Advice: Puig said afterwards that he hopes to avoid the disabled list. He initially felt tightness in his back during batting practice and it progressed throughout the game. While the dynamic outfielder has his sights set on returning to the lineup on Saturday or Sunday, the Dodgers' may be best served holding him out for a game or two to err on the side of caution. Saturday, 12:25 am
  • Yasiel Puig leaves game with apparent injury
    Yasiel Puig was forced to leave Friday's game against the Marlins due to an apparent injury.

    Advice: Puig appeared to tweak something in his side while checking his swing as he drew a walk in the fourth inning. He remained in the game to run the bases for himself but was subbed out for a defensive replacement the following frame. Look for an update on his status from the Dodgers shortly. Friday, 8:52 pm
  • Servais expects Mike Zunino back soon
    Mariners manager Scott Servais said Thursday that he expects Mike Zunino back in the majors "in a short amount of time."

    Advice: Zunino was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma two weeks ago after hitting just .167/.250/.236 with no homers and a 30/6 K/BB ratio. He's hit an underwhelming .222/.323/.481 at Tacoma, but with Carlos Ruiz (.119/.255/.167) and Tuffy Gosewisch (.048/.091/.048) performing so poorly the M's could give Zunino another shot soon. Zunino remains an intriguing power bat at catcher, but obviously it's hard to trust him for fantasy purposes at this point. Friday, 7:43 am
  • Puig's two-run homer helps fuel win over MIA
    Yasiel Puig went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and two walks in Thursday's 7-2 win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Puig teed off on an Edinson Vasquez offering with one out in the second inning, clubbing the ball an estimated 441 feet. The home run was his eighth of the season and it is well within play that Puig could top the career-best 19 home runs he socked as a rookie in 2013. Thursday, 10:50 pm
  • Steven Matz goes three innings in rehab start
    Steven Matz (elbow) allowed two hits and one run over three innings Thursday in a rehab start for High-A St. Lucie.

    Advice: He added three strikeouts and two walks over the course of 53 pitches. Matz reportedly hit 95 mph on the radar gun, though his fastball was mostly sitting in the 93/94 mph range. It's a positive first step for Matz but he's still a few starts away from joining the Mets' rotation. The Mets desperately need him back with Noah Syndergaard out and Matt Harvey struggling. Thursday, 5:18 pm
    10-Day DL
  • Greg Bird (ankle) resumes running Thursday
    Greg Bird (ankle) began running on Thursday.

    Advice: It's another step in the right direction but there's still no timetable for his return. Chris Carter has been manning first base in Bird's absence. Thursday, 5:13 pm
    10-Day DL
    W, 4-2 vs KC
  • Braves sign Loney with Freeman sidelined
    Braves signed 1B James Loney to a minor league contract.

    Advice: He'll report to Triple-A Gwinnett. Atlanta needs help at first base with Freddie Freeman (wrist) on the shelf and Loney was probably the most experienced option they could have found at this juncture. The 33-year-old went to spring training with the Rangers and spent about a month in the Tigers organization before his release last week. When he reaches the majors, Loney will likely platoon with Jace Peterson at first base. Thursday, 1:50 pm
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  • Adam Jones hits sixth homer
    Adam Jones went 2-for-4 and hit his sixth homer Thursday against the Tigers.

    Advice: The homer was a solo shot, and Jones still hasn't had a multi-RBI game since April 24. It's pretty incredible that the Orioles are 23-16 with Jones, Manny Machado and Mark Trumbo all struggling to find their stride and Chris Davis only recently locating his. Thursday, 1:39 pm
    L, 14-7 vs Min
  • Foltynewicz yields three runs in six innings
    Michael Foltynewicz held the Blue Jays to three runs in six innings while earning the win on Wednesday.

    Advice: He turned in a quality start on a night when the Braves' offense spotted him a six-run advantage in the first inning. He gave up a two-run homer to Justin Smoak in the fourth inning, and let in a run on a wild pitch in the fifth. The win moves him to 2-4 with a 4.10 ERA in 41 2/3 innings. He lines up for two starts next week. Wednesday, 8:34 pm
  • Adam Jones (hip) goes 3-for-7 in return
    Adam Jones (hip) went 3-for-7 with an RBI and a run scored in his return to the Orioles' lineup Tuesday night against the Tigers.

    Advice: Jones also played all 13 innings of the game in center field, helping the Orioles pull off a marathon victory at Detroit's Comerica Park. The center fielder missed Sunday's series finale against the Royals due to minor hip soreness. It was clearly nothing too serious. Wednesday, 5:37 am
    L, 14-7 vs Min
  • Matz (elbow) begins rehab assignment Thursday
    Steven Matz (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Port St. Lucie on Thursday.

    Advice: Seth Lugo (elbow) will also pitch for St. Lucie in the same game. The two hurlers are on a similar timetable, with the Mets hoping they'll be an option by early June. Matz threw about 30 pitches in an extended spring training game over the weekend, so he should be good for 45-50 on Thursday. May 15, 5:14 pm
    10-Day DL
  • Pollock diagnosed with Grade 1 groin strain
    A.J. Pollock has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 right groin strain.

    Advice: It's the least severe strain and not as serious as the left groin strain Pollock dealt with last season. However, Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo noted that the team will be careful with their star outfielder, so this definitely figures to be longer than a minimum DL stint. Gregor Blanco and Reymond Fuentes will split time in center field while Pollock is out. May 15, 4:02 pm
    10-Day DL
    Bot 6, 4-1 vs CWS
  • Diamondbacks place A.J. Pollock (groin) on DL
    Diamondbacks placed OF A.J. Pollock on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain.

    Advice: Pollock suffered the injury during Sunday's game. It's unclear at this point how long the outfielder will be sidelined, but obviously it's a huge blow to the D'Backs and to Pollock's fantasy owners. Reymond Fuentes has replaced Pollock on the roster and is starting in center field Monday, but Gregor Blanco also figures to pick up the slack. Daily Slant: Fuentes becomes a viable punt play in all formats, although this isn't really a night where you need to save cap space without a single high-end SP on the slate. While the D'Backs have one of the highest team totals of the night, they make some sense as a GPP fade given how the lineup shakes out. Fuentes and Jake Lamb are the only lefties in the lineup, and Wheeler holds a strong 64.8% GB rate and 20.4 hard% against RH bats. May 15, 3:00 pm
    10-Day DL
    Bot 6, 4-1 vs CWS
  • A.J. Pollock leaves game with groin injury
    A.J. Pollock was removed from Sunday's game due to a right groin injury.

    Advice: Pollock dealt with a groin injury that ended his season prematurely in 2016 and it flared up again during spring training. He's being evaluated further and the club has yet to put a timetable on how much time, if any, he stands to miss. May 14, 6:01 pm
    10-Day DL
    Bot 6, 4-1 vs CWS
  • A.J. Pollock leaves game with apparent injury
    A.J. Pollock was removed from Sunday's game against the Pirates in the 10th inning with an apparent injury.

    Advice: It's unclear at the moment what exactly happened, but Zack Greinke came on to run for Pollock after he singled in the 10th. The D'Backs should have an update on his status shortly. May 14, 5:25 pm
    10-Day DL
    Bot 6, 4-1 vs CWS
  • Yasiel Puig comes up with solo home run
    Yasiel Puig went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: Puig knotted the score at 3-3 with his solo blast off Antonio Senzatela in the second inning, but the Rockies would pull back ahead with four runs over the next three innings. For the season as a whole, Puig is hitting .250/.316/.434 with seven homers, 20 RBI and four steals over the course of 136 at-bats. Sunday's two-hit showing was his fourth multi-hit effort in his last 10 games. May 14, 4:14 pm
  • C.J. Cron activated from disabled list
    Angels activated 1B C.J. Cron from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: He missed a couple weeks with a bruised foot. Cron is starting at first base Sunday, with Luis Valbuena sliding over to third to cover for Yunel Escobar (hamstring). May 14, 10:18 am
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    W, 3-2 @TB
  • Adam Jones sitting out Sunday with sore hip
    Adam Jones is not in the Orioles' lineup Sunday due to a sore hip.

    Advice: It doesn't sound like a big deal, but the O's wanted to give Jones a couple days of rest when you add in Monday's off day. He should be back in there Tuesday. J.J. Hardy is also sitting out Sunday, as the Orioles have Joey Rickard in center field and Ryan Flaherty at shortstop. May 14, 9:09 am
    L, 14-7 vs Min
  • C.J. Cron plays in fourth rehab game
    C.J. Cron (foot, hand) played in his fourth minor-league rehab game for Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday.

    Advice: Cron's timetable for a return is uncertain. He has collected five hits in 12 at-bats with a home run so far during rehab. Wait until he is officially activated from the 10-day disabled list before plugging him back into the active lineup in AL-only fantasy play. May 14, 1:00 am
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    W, 3-2 @TB
  • Yasiel Puig sitting out against Rockies
    Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Rockies.

    Advice: It will be Puig's second absence of the season. Brett Eibner will draw the start in right field and bat eighth against Rockies left-hander Tyler Anderson. Puig has had an up-and-down year so far, hitting .244 with six homers, 19 RBI and four steals. May 13, 2:25 pm
  • Matz (elbow) pitches in extended spring game
    Steven Matz (elbow) threw two innings Saturday in an extended spring training game.

    Advice: He threw about 30 pitches. Metz is still working his way back from a strained flexor tendon but the Mets are optimistic he'll be ready next month. May 13, 1:59 pm
    10-Day DL
  • A.J. Pollock getting the night off Saturday
    A.J. Pollock is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Saturday against the Pirates.

    Advice: It looks like Pollock is just getting a routine day off. Gregor Blanco will sub in at center field and hit leadoff Saturday against Pirates right-hander Trevor Williams. Pollock has been outstanding for the D'Backs this year, contributing a .299 average with two homers, 11 RBI and 11 steals over 35 games. May 13, 1:54 pm
    10-Day DL
    Bot 6, 4-1 vs CWS
  • Foltynewicz notches first victory of season
    Mike Foltynewicz spun six innings of one-run ball in an 8-4 victory over the Marlins on Friday.

    Advice: After starting the year 0-4, he’s finally in the win column. Foltynewicz struck out four and walked none in the win. He gave up six hits, with the only run scoring on a solo bomb from Justin Bour in the fourth inning. It was an encouraging bounceback performance after Folty was rocked for seven runs over four innings last time out. He’ll bring a 4.04 ERA into a start against the Blue Jays next week. May 12, 7:48 pm
  • Matz (elbow) to appear in extended spring
    Steven Matz (elbow) will pitch in an extended spring training game on Saturday.

    Advice: It's unclear how many appearances he'll need in extended spring training before being sent out on a rehab assignment. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Friday that Matz could rejoin the Mets' rotation in early June if all goes well. He's working his way back from a strained flexor tendon. May 12, 2:26 pm
    10-Day DL
  • Cron (foot, hand) resumes rehab assignment
    C.J. Cron (foot, hand) resumed a rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday.

    Advice: Cron is over his bruised foot issue, but he hadn't played since being hit on the right hand by a pitch Sunday. However, he was back in action Thursday and doubled twice in four at-bats. Cron is eligible for activation now, but the Angels might wait a bit since they're slated to face a bunch of right-handed starters. May 12, 8:50 am
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    W, 3-2 @TB
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