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  • Moncada hits third homer in loss to Rangers
    Yoan Moncada hit his third home run of the season and scored twice in Thursday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Moncada tomahawked a ball that looked like it might curve foul, keeping it just inside the right field foul pole for his third dinger of the year. He also walked twice in the loss. The learning curve is steep for the 22-year-old, who's hitting .190/.333/.357 in 25 big league games, but the Sox have all the time in the world to develop their budding star. 47 minutes ago
  • Harrison has big night in loss to Cardinals
    Josh Harrison went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and three runs scored in a loss to the Cardinals on Thursday.

    Advice: Harrison was able to get just enough of an Adam Wainwright offering, pulling it over the left field wall for a two-run clout in the first inning. The homer was his 13th of the year but just his third since the All-Star break. His production since the break aside, Harrison has been fairly useful for fantasy owners this year, batting .278/.349/.425 with 13 homers and 12 steals overall. Yesterday, 11:01 pm
    4:05 pm vs StL
  • Gyorko homers among three hits against Bucs
    Jedd Gyorko went 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in a win over the Pirates on Thursday.

    Advice: Gyorko took Pirates starter Jameson Taillon deep in the second inning for a solo shot, his 16th dinger of the year. He added a pair of singles for a rare three-hit night, something he's done just twice since June 21. He's having a fine year all around after settling in as the team's starter at the hot corner, batting .273/.342/.464 with his 16 homers, 57 RBI, 46 runs scored and six steals. Yesterday, 10:28 pm
    New Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    4:05 pm @Pit
  • Miguel Gonzalez (knee) suffers setback
    Miguel Gomez suffered a setback in his recovery from a right knee injury.

    Advice: Gomez had been slated to return Saturday following a short rehab assignment with High-A San Jose, but obviously that's no longer an option. He'll be in a holding pattern until the Giants clear him for rehab games. So far the rookie has eight hits including two doubles in 33 big league at-bats. Yesterday, 6:20 pm
    10-Day DL
    7:15 pm vs Phi
  • Longoria reaches four times in loss to Jays
    Evan Longoria reached base four times Thursday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Longoria singled, doubled and walked twice. His wall-ball double in the eighth, which fell just out of Ezequiel Carrera’s reach in center field, knotted the game at three, though Justin Smoak broke the tie with a solo blast later in the inning. The Rays’ long-time third baseman has hit .268 with 17 homers and 68 RBI this season. Yesterday, 5:34 pm
  • Donaldson takes Archer deep twice Thursday
    Josh Donaldson walloped two homers Thursday in the Blue Jays’ 5-3 win over the Rays.

    Advice: Both of his home runs were solo shots off All-Star Chris Archer. Donaldson also scored the go-ahead run on Justin Smoak’s two-run homer in the eighth inning. Thursday was Donaldson’s third multi-homer game of the season. Eleven of his 20 long balls this year have come in his last 19 games. Also of note, Donaldson’s .940 OPS is a tick higher than the .939 OPS he posted during his MVP season in 2015. Yesterday, 5:30 pm
  • Nolan Arenado's X-rays come back negative
    X-rays on Nolan Arenado's left hand came back negative.

    Advice: Arenado escaped with just a bruise after taking a hard grounder off his left hand in Thursday's loss to Atlanta. It's the same hand Arenado injured on a hit-by-pitch earlier this week. For now, consider the All-Star third baseman day-to-day. Yesterday, 4:40 pm
    5:40 pm vs Mil
  • Ryan McMahon knocks in run
    Ryan McMahon doubled in a run and scored Thursday against the Braves.

    Advice: Even though Mark Reynolds had a fine game Wednesday, McMahon got the nod at first base today. He later moved to third after Nolan Arenado got hurt again. If Arenado is forced to the DL this time, McMahon could have some value in mixed leagues. Yesterday, 3:43 pm
  • Nolan Arenado exits with hand injury Thursday
    Nolan Arenado left Thursday's game against the Braves with an apparent hand injury.

    Advice: He bowed out in the seventh inning after taking a hard grounder off his glove hand. It's the same hand that Arenado bruised when he was hit by a pitch Sunday against Miami. Rookie Ryan McMahon replaced Arenado at the hot corner while Mark Reynolds came off the bench to play first base. Arenado went 1-for-2 with a walk and a double before exiting. Yesterday, 3:08 pm
    5:40 pm vs Mil
  • X-rays negative for Jose Ramirez (forearm)
    X-rays on Jose Ramirez's right forearm/wrist came back negative.

    Advice: Ramirez left Thursday's matinee in the second inning after taking a 93 mph fastball off his right forearm but looks to be all right. In fact, Indians manager Terry Francona said he could be available off the bench for the second game of Thursday's day/night doubleheader. Giovanny Urshela handled third base after Ramirez exited and will draw the start there in Game 2 against Twins rookie Aaron Slegers. Yesterday, 2:39 pm
    New Player Note
    Jose Ramirez Cle - 2B,3B,OF
    5:15 pm @KC
  • Daniel Descalso hits seventh home run
    Daniel Descalso hit his seventh homer of the year Thursday in the win over the Astros.

    Advice: Against right-handers anyway, Diamondbacks manager Torey Luvullo seems to prefer Descalso to Brandon Drury at second base at the moment. Drury has been the better hitter, but only by a bit. He's also graded out better defensively this year, though that too isn't exactly definitive. Descalso is hitting .240/.340/.400 in 258 at-bats. Yesterday, 2:15 pm
    New Player Note
    Daniel Descalso Ari - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    5:10 pm @Min
  • Chase Headley absent versus Mets Thursday
    Chase Headley is not in the Yankees' lineup Thursday against the Mets.

    Advice: It's a scheduled day off for Headley, who has hit an impressive .333 since the All-Star break. Tyler Austin will handle first base and bat seventh Thursday against Mets left-hander Steven Matz. Yesterday, 1:49 pm
  • Mets place INF Jose Reyes (oblique) on DL
    Mets placed INF Jose Reyes on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

    Advice: It's not considered a serious strain, so Reyes could be ready for activation as soon as his 10 days are up. Gavin Cecchini and Matt Reynolds have both been called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to provide the Mets with badly-needed infield depth. Yesterday, 12:23 pm
    New Player Note
    Jose Reyes NYM - 2B,3B,SS
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Mia
  • Mets recall Matt Reynolds from AAA Vegas
    Mets recalled INF/OF Matt Reynolds from Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Reynolds is starting at third base and hitting eighth Thursday night against Yankees right-hander Luis Severino. The 26-year-old utility infielder holds a .217/.265/.377 career batting line at the major league level. Yesterday, 12:18 pm
  • Wilmer Flores (rib cage) remains out Thurs.
    Wilmer Flores (rib cage) remains out of the Mets' starting lineup on Thursday.

    Advice: Flores was a late scratch Wednesday due to soreness on the left side of his rib cage and is apparently still experiencing some discomfort. Matt Reynolds has been called up from Triple-A Las Vegas and will start at third base and bat eighth Thursday night against Yankees right-hander Luis Severino. Yesterday, 12:16 pm
    4:10 pm vs Mia
  • Jose Ramirez removed after HBP on forearm
    Jose Ramirez was removed from Thursday's game against the Twins after taking a pitch off his right forearm.

    Advice: Twins starter Kyle Gibson plunked Ramirez with a 93.1 mph fastball in the top of the second inning. Giovanny Urshela entered to run the bases and handle the hot corner for the Tribe. There should be an injury update soon from Minnesota's Target Field. Yesterday, 11:20 am
    New Player Note
    Jose Ramirez Cle - 2B,3B,OF
    5:15 pm @KC
  • O's outright Ruben Tejada to AAA Norfolk
    Orioles sent INF Ruben Tejada outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: The move opens a roster spot for utility infielder Ryan Flaherty, who was activated from the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move. Tejada batted .230/.293/.283 in 41 games with Baltimore. Yesterday, 11:16 am
    Not Active
    4:05 pm vs LAA
  • Orioles activate Ryan Flaherty from DL
    Orioles activated INF Ryan Flaherty from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Flaherty will rejoin the O's ahead of Friday night's series opener against the Angels after missing the last three months with a shoulder injury. The 31-year-old utility infielder hit the ball pretty well on his 16-game minor league rehab assignment, but he holds a weak .216/.285/.356 career batting line in the majors and will not be fantasy-relevant down the stretch. Yesterday, 11:14 am
  • Logan Forsythe doubles twice in win
    Logan Forsythe doubled twice and walked Wednesday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Forsythe has been a definite disappointment offensively, with the obvious caveat that it hasn't stopped the Dodgers from going 85-34 so far. If he can get hot down the stretch, it just adds more length to a lineup that's already plenty long. Wednesday, 11:02 pm
  • Beltre swats two-run bomb vs Tigers
    Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Tigers.

    Advice: His two-run shot in the third inning knocked starter Anibal Sanchez out of the game. The future Hall of Famer spent the first two months of the season on the disabled list with a calf injury but hasn't let that affect his performance since returning. He has a marvelous .313/.381/.549 triple slash with 13 homers and 52 RBI in 65 games. Wednesday, 10:34 pm
  • Headley goes 2-for-2 with a run and RBI
    Chase Headley went 2-for-2, drove in a run and scored a run in a win over the Mets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He helped the Yankees score a run without benefit of a hit in the second inning. He walked, went to second on a wild pitch, went to third on a passed ball and scored on a groundout by Garrett Cooper. Headley came to the plate with the bases loaded in the sixth and lifted a sacrifice fly to drive in a run. He also doubled and singled in the game but neither of those factored into the scoring. The veteran third baseman is having another mediocre season, slashing .274/.354/.403 with seven homers and 46 RBI in 111 games. Wednesday, 8:38 pm
  • Matt Reynolds, Cecchini heading to New York
    Matt Reynolds is on his way to New York to join the Mets.

    Advice: So is Gavin Cecchini. The Mets haven't made any roster moves yet but it may be good to have Reynolds and Cecchini handy with Jose Reyes (ribcage) and Wilmer Flores (ribcage) both hurt. The Mets were so shorthanded on Wednesday that catcher Travis d'Arnaud drew the start at third base. Wednesday, 7:57 pm
  • Donaldson goes 2-for-3 in win over Rays
    Josh Donaldson slapped a pair of singles in three official at-bats during Wednesday's win over the Rays.

    Advice: He was also hit by a Jacob Faria pitch but stayed in the ballgame. The superstar third baseman's production is down this season, largely due to spending about six weeks on the disabled list. The perennial MVP candidate is slashing .267/.393/.520 with 18 home runs and 50 RBI in 77 games. Now that he is healthy he could be a difference-maker in the fantasy playoffs. Wednesday, 7:47 pm
  • Chapman goes 2-for-4 with a two-run homer
    Matt Chapman clubbed a two-run homer and finished 2-for-4 in a loss to the Royals on Wednesday.

    Advice: He went yard off reliever Brandon Mauerer with a runner aboard to knot the score in the eighth inning, but the Royals regained the lead in the ninth. The rookie third-sacker is known more for his glove than his bat but he does have real potential at the plate. He hit 16 home runs in 49 games at Triple-A this year before getting the call to the majors. He is batting .230/.301/.514 with nine homers and 24 RBI in 42 major league games. Wednesday, 5:11 pm
  • Jose Reyes (rib cage) scratched Wednesday
    Jose Reyes (rib cage) was scratched from the Mets' lineup Wednesday against the Yankees.

    Advice: Reyes will watch this one from the dugout after leaving BP early due to soreness in his left rib cage. Asdrubal Cabrera will spell him at second base and bat second against Yankees left-hander Jaime Garcia. Wednesday, 3:04 pm
    New Player Note
    Jose Reyes NYM - 2B,3B,SS
    10-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Mia
  • Wilmer Flores scratched with sore rib cage
    Wilmer Flores (rib cage) was scratched from the Mets' lineup Wednesday against the Yankees.

    Advice: Flores had been slated to start at third base but was scratched due to soreness in his left rib cage. With Jose Reyes (rib cage) also banged up, the Mets will turn to Travis d'Arnaud at the hot corner. It will be d'Arnaud's first big league appearance at third base. Wednesday, 3:02 pm
    4:10 pm vs Mia
  • Tomlinson goes 0-for-4 in loss to Marlins
    Kelby Tomlinson went 0-for-4 with a strikeout Wednesday in the Giants' loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: He started at second base in place of Joe Panik, who landed on the 7-day concussion disabled list Tuesday. Tomlinson is batting just .240/.314/.281 this year. Wednesday, 1:28 pm
    7:15 pm vs Phi
  • Valbuena doubles, homers versus Nationals
    Luis Valbuena doubled and homered in the Angels' defeat of the Nationals on Wednesday.

    Advice: The homer -- a solo shot off Tanner Roark in the top of the fifth inning -- was the 13th of the season for Valbuena. The double was his ninth. He's batting .193/.264/.395 through 79 games played. Wednesday, 1:19 pm
  • Todd Frazier absent Wednesday versus Mets
    Todd Frazier is not in the Yankees' lineup Wednesday against the Mets.

    Advice: Frazier will get a breather after starting the series 1-for-7. Chase Headley will handle third base and bat sixth versus Mets right-hander Robert Gsellman. Wednesday, 1:13 pm
    4:10 pm @Bos
  • Asdrubal Cabrera out of lineup Wednesday
    Asdrubal Cabrera is not in the Mets' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Yankees.

    Advice: Wilmer Flores will start at third base and hit cleanup versus Yankees left-hander Jaime Garcia. Cabrera has a weak .593 OPS in 50 plate appearances this month. Wednesday, 12:14 pm
    Player Note
    Asdrubal Cabrera NYM - 2B,3B,SS
    4:10 pm vs Mia
  • Kyle Seager (illness) sitting again Wednesday
    Kyle Seager (illness) is out of the Mariners' lineup again on Wednesday.

    Advice: Seager has a stomach virus and will miss his second consecutive game. Danny Valencia is starting at third base and batting sixth Wednesday afternoon against the Orioles and right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez. Wednesday, 10:22 am
    4:10 pm @TB
  • Miguel Gomez (knee) to return Saturday
    Miguel Gomez (knee) is on track to be activated from the disabled list Saturday.

    Advice: Gomez will first play in a couple of minor league rehab games Thursday and Friday at High-A San Jose. The 24-year-old infielder has been sidelined since August 8 because of inflammation in his right knee. Wednesday, 8:59 am
    10-Day DL
    7:15 pm vs Phi
  • Gyorko (knee) goes 1-for-3 in return for STL
    Jedd Gyorko (knee) finished 1-for-3 in the Cardinals' loss to the Red Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: It was his first start since last Friday. Gyorko, who's been working through some right knee discomfort, owns a weak .182/.267/.273 batting line in 26 games since the All-Star break. He batted .300/.364/.519 in the first half of the season. Wednesday, 5:46 am
    New Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    4:05 pm @Pit
  • Cory Spangenberg posts career-high four RBI
    Cory Spangenberg finished with a double, a solo home run, two runs scored, four RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday's game against Philadelphia.

    Advice: The RBI total was a single-game career high. Spangenberg is enjoying quite the week. He has hit safely in seven straight, including multi-hit efforts in each of his past four outings. He has also homered in a career-high three straight, posting four homers and eight RBI during the impressive stretch. Wednesday, 1:40 am
    7:10 pm vs Was
  • Mixed results for Nolan Arenado on Tuesday
    Nolan Arenado finished with a solo home run across four at-bats in Tuesday's game against the Braves.

    Advice: Arenado helped put a run on the board, but a rare throwing error in the eighth inning allowing the go-ahead run to score for Atlanta, too. He has managed just five errors across 306 total chances this season. He was hit on the left hand by a pitch on Sunday in Miami. The good news is that the ailment didn't hinder his swing, as is evidenced by his towering shot in his first at-bat back. Tuesday, 9:33 pm
    5:40 pm vs Mil
  • Josh Harrison goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Josh Harrison finished 0-for-4 in the 3-1 loss to the Brewers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Harrison, a member of the NL All-Star team, is hitting just .231/.275/.328 in 134 at-bats since the beginning of July. He might have been in line to lose some playing time to Adam Frazier if not for Gregory Polanco's latest injury. As is, Frazier can play the outfield, meaning that Harrison's spot should be secure. Tuesday, 8:19 pm
    4:05 pm vs StL
  • Josh Donaldson stays hot with three-run shot
    Josh Donaldson stayed red-hot Tuesday, slugging a three-run homer and reaching base three times in a loss to the Rays.

    Advice: Donaldson's blast off of Blake Snell in the fifth inning pulled the Blue Jays to within two runs, but that's as close as they got. The third baseman has now gone deep in three straight games and has reached base eight times over that stretch. Donaldson has also driven in 19 runs already in August. Tuesday, 7:30 pm
  • Kyle Seager out Tuesday with stomach bug
    Kyle Seager is out Tuesday against the Orioles due to a stomach virus.

    Advice: Consider him day-to-day. Danny Espinosa is starting at third base and batting eighth Tuesday versus Orioles left-hander Wade Miley. Tuesday, 3:47 pm
    4:10 pm @TB
  • Kyle Seager getting the night off Tuesday
    Kyle Seager is not in the Mariners' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Orioles.

    Advice: It's a planned breather for the left-handed-hitting third baseman. Danny Espinosa will handle the hot corner and bat eighth versus O's southpaw Wade Miley. Tuesday, 3:13 pm
    4:10 pm @TB
  • Nolan Arenado (hand) back in Rockies' lineup
    Nolan Arenado (hand) is back in the Rockies' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Braves.

    Advice: Arenado took a pitch off his left hand on Sunday, but X-rays turned up negative and he was able to pinch-hit on Monday night. He will start at third base and bat third Tuesday versus Braves left-hander Sean Newcomb. Tuesday, 1:34 pm
    5:40 pm vs Mil
  • Cory Spangenberg goes 3-for-3, homers
    Cory Spangenberg went 3-for-3 with a homer, a walk, a steal and three runs scored as the Padres topped the Phillies 7-4 on Monday.

    Advice: Spangenberg belongs in a utility role, but the Padres have been treating him as their everyday third baseman these last two months. He is hitting pretty well, with three homers the last two days taking his OPS from .715 to .760, but his defense is mediocre and his 90/24 K/BB ratio in 346 plate appearances wouldn't seem to bode well. Monday, 11:25 pm
    7:10 pm vs Was
  • Nolan Arenado pops out as pinch-hitter
    Nolan Arenado popped out as a pinch-hitter Monday against the Braves.

    Advice: Arenado didn't start tonight because a left hand contusion, and he didn't remain in the game after hitting tonight, even though it would have been a good spot for him to do so. Consider him questionable for Tuesday. Monday, 10:09 pm
    5:40 pm vs Mil
  • Donaldson homers, doubles in win over Rays
    Josh Donaldson doubled and homered Monday in the Blue Jays' 2-1 defeat of the Rays.

    Advice: Donaldson got the Jays out in front early with a two-run homer off Tampa Bay starter Jake Odorizzi in the bottom of the first inning. He was retired in his next two at-bats but then stroked a ground-rule double to left field in the bottom of the eighth. Donaldson has eight home runs and 18 RBI over his last 16 games, and his season OPS has climbed all the way to .890. Monday, 7:22 pm
  • Arenado (hand) expected to miss 2-3 starts
    Nolan Arenado (hand) is not in the Rockies' lineup Monday and said he expects to miss 2-3 starts.

    Advice: Arenado avoided a fracture and the disabled list after being hit on the left hand by a pitch Sunday, but he remains sore and is having trouble gripping a bat. He's available to pinch-hit Monday. Pat Valaika is handling third base Monday. Monday, 1:54 pm
    5:40 pm vs Mil
  • Cory Spangenberg clocks two homers in loss
    Cory Spangenberg went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three total RBI in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Spangenberg gave the Padres an early 1-0 lead with his solo homer off Kenta Maeda in the first inning. He would strike again for a two-run shot in the sixth. The third baseman has picked up four extra-base hits in his last four games. For the campaign as a whole, Spangenberg is slashing .271/.324/.414 with 10 home runs and 37 RBI over the course of 90 games played. Sunday, 4:18 pm
    7:10 pm vs Was
  • Matt Chapman slugs three-run home run
    Matt Chapman went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Orioles.

    Advice: The A's trailed 2-0 entering the bottom of the fourth inning. They flipped that score and then some, scoring two runs to tie the game up before Chapman unloaded for a three-run home run to give the home team a 5-2 advantage. While the young third baseman is still hitting just .228/.305/.507 on the season, he has picked it up as of late, having doubled five times and homered twice in his last nine games. Sunday, 3:53 pm
  • Adrian Beltre belts solo home run off Keuchel
    Adrian Beltre went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Beltre put the Rangers on the board with a solo home run off Dallas Keuchel in the sixth inning. The veteran slugger has collected nine hits -- including three extra-base hits -- in his last four games. He is slashing a strong .311/.381/.540 with 12 homers and 48 RBI in 235 at-bats for the season as a whole. Had he not missed the first two months of the campaign with a calf injury, his counting stats would be even more substantial. He has done no wrong with the bat since returning to action at the end of May. Sunday, 3:22 pm
  • Ryan McMahon reaches twice in first start
    Ryan McMahon went 1-for-3 with a walk Sunday against the Marlins in his first start for the Rockies.

    Advice: McMahon, called up as a role player Friday, had gone 0-for-1 in his first two games on the roster. He gave Mark Reynolds a breather at first base today. He can also play some third and second, but he probably won't get much time at either spot (assuming Nolan Arenado is OK). Sunday, 2:56 pm
  • X-rays negative on Nolan Arenado's left hand
    Nolan Arenado has been diagnosed with a left hand contusion after X-rays came back negative on Sunday.

    Advice: Arenado was struck by an 88 mph fastball from Vance Worley during Sunday's game against the Marlins. Thankfully for the Rockies, and fantasy owners alike, he was able to avoid any significant injury. He should be ready to rejoin the Rockies' starting lineup in a day or two. Sunday, 1:36 pm
    5:40 pm vs Mil
  • Donaldson slugs 16th home run vs. Pirates
    Josh Donaldson hit his 16th home run of the year Sunday in the Blue Jays' defeat of the Pirates.

    Advice: Donaldson contributed a two-run shot to Toronto's five-run first inning. He also singled and drew a walk in the game, finishing 2-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored. The third baseman is enjoying a tremendous second half and has been especially hot here in August. Look for him to keep it up down the stretch. Sunday, 1:12 pm
  • Nolan Arenado exits game after HBP on hand
    Nolan Arenado was removed from Sunday's game against the Marlins after taking a pitch off his left hand.

    Advice: Arenado got struck by an 88 mph fastball from Marlins starter Vance Worley in the top of the fifth inning and headed into the clubhouse with a trainer. Trevor Story entered the game to run the bases for Arenado (Pat Valaika got the start at shortstop). There should be an update soon from Miami. Sunday, 11:49 am
    5:40 pm vs Mil
  • Longoria (thumb) back in Rays lineup Sunday
    Evan Longoria (thumb) is back in the Rays' starting lineup Sunday versus the Indians.

    Advice: Longoria will start at third base and hit third against Cleveland ace Corey Kluber after missing Saturday's game with a bruised left thumb. It was never a serious concern. Sunday, 6:48 am
  • Kyle Seager belts his 18th homer in loss
    Kyle Seager swatted his 18th home run, a solo shot off J.C. Ramirez of the Angels, and he added a single with two RBI in Saturday's game.

    Advice: Seager already has four home runs in August, equaling his power production from the month of July. He has also managed seven RBI over the past nine outings. Seager has a rather marginal batting average, but he has collected 28 doubles, a triple and 18 home runs, so fantasy owners aren't complaining too vehemently about the BA. Sunday, 12:33 am
    4:10 pm @TB
  • Matt Chapman posts pair of doubles
    Matt Chapman picked up a pair of doubles with a walk and a run scored in Saturday's game against the Orioles.

    Advice: The former UC Fullerton standout is slowly starting to show some signs of life at the plate, posting his fifth multi-hit performance over the past 13 outings. He has raised his average from .185 to .227 just since July 27, so he is definitely trending in the right direction. Still, he needs to be more consistent to warrant fantasy consideration outside of deeper AL-only formats. Saturday, 11:48 pm
  • Beltre drives in three as Rangers top Astros
    Adrian Beltre went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI to pace the Rangers as they downed the Astros 8-3 on Saturday.

    Advice: Beltre did his damage with a pair of hits, an RBI double in the fifth inning and a two-run single in the sixth. The month of August has found him well, as the 38-year-old is working on a seven-game hitting streak and is 12-for-40 with two doubles, two homers, 11 RBI and three runs scored since the start of the month. The future Hall-of-Famer is now hitting .306/.375/.526 overall. Saturday, 10:57 pm
  • Nolan Arenado tossed for throwing bat
    Nolan Arenado was ejected from Saturday's game against the Marlins for arguing balls and strikes.

    Advice: Arenado threw his bat in frustration after striking out to end the top half of the seventh and got a quick hook from home plate umpire Andy Fletcher. Pat Valaika came on to replace Arenado at third base. He was hitless in four at-bats before his departure. Saturday, 7:11 pm
    5:40 pm vs Mil
  • Chase Headley homers in loss to Boston
    Chase Headley paced the Yankees with two hits including his seventh homer Saturday in a 10-5 loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: Headley singled in the fourth, reached on a throwing error by Drew Pomeranz in the sixth and belted a solo homer off Red Sox lefty Robby Scott to begin the ninth inning. Now mired in a first-base platoon with rookie Garrett Cooper, Headley doesn’t offer much in mixed leagues. Saturday, 5:23 pm
  • Knee inflammation sends Gomez to 10-day DL
    Giants placed INF Miguel Gomez on the 10-day disabled list with right knee inflammation.

    Advice: Mark Melancon (elbow) was activated in the corresponding move. Gomez hasn't played since tweaking his knee Tuesday against the Cubs. The 24-year-old rookie has managed eight hits in 33 at-bats since his call-up last month (.242 AVG). Saturday, 3:52 pm
    10-Day DL
    7:15 pm vs Phi
  • Cardinals make Jedd Gyorko a late scratch
    Jedd Gyorko (knee) was scratched from the Cardinals' lineup Saturday against the Braves.

    Advice: Gyorko had been slated to start at third base and bat sixth but now Greg Garcia will occupy the hot corner for St. Louis. Apparently he's dealing with a case of right knee irritation. Gyorko got off to a booming start this year but has struggled to a dismal .176 average since the All-Star break. Consider him day-to-day. Saturday, 3:01 pm
    New Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    4:05 pm @Pit
  • Logan Forsythe absent versus San Diego
    Logan Forsythe is not in the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Padres.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. Chase Utley will fill in at second base and bat seventh against Friars right-hander Jhoulys Chacin. Forsythe has hit a sluggish .205 with no homers and 27 strikeouts over 73 second-half at-bats. Saturday, 2:53 pm
  • Evan Longoria sits due to thumb injury
    Evan Longoria (thumb) is not in the Rays' starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Longoria sustained a minor thumb injury during Friday's game. He feels much better and may available as a pinch hitter off the bench on Saturday and should rejoin the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale. Saturday, 11:55 am
  • Arenado pops two-run bomb vs Marlins
    Nolan Arenado cranked a two-run homer but his team fell to the Marlins on Friday.

    Advice: He went deep off starter Jose Urena with a runner aboard in the third inning. It was his only hit of the night but he did work a walk as well. He was also thrown out attempting to steal second base. The young third-sacker owns a .315 batting average with 26 home runs and leads the major leagues with 100 RBI. Friday, 8:22 pm
    5:40 pm vs Mil
  • Todd Frazier plates go-ahead run on Friday
    Todd Frazier delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning on Friday as the Yankees rallied to beat the Red Sox.

    Advice: The Yankees entered the eighth inning trailing 3-0, but rallied to score five times and emerged victorious. Frazier finished the evening 1-for-3 plus a walk and is now hitting .215/.337/.424 with 19 homers and 53 RBI on the year. Friday, 8:13 pm
    4:10 pm @Bos
  • Harrison goes 2-for-4 with a run and RBI
    Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in a win over the Blue Jays on Friday.

    Advice: He singled and scored in the third inning in which the Pirates scored all four of their runs for the game. Harrison has been solidly productive across the board with a .278 batting average, 12 home runs, 52 runs scored, 38 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 109 games. Friday, 7:25 pm
    4:05 pm vs StL
  • Rockies call up top prospect McMahon
    Rockies purchased the contract of infielder Ryan McMahon from Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: After a very disappointing 2016, McMahon bounced back in a big way this season, hitting .326/.390/.536 in 181 at-bats Double-A and .375/.409/.625 in 248 at-bats in Triple-A. He now seems like he has a much better chance of making it as a starting first baseman than he did a year ago. The Rockies, though, will be content with Mark Reynolds for the rest of this year, assuming that Reynolds' wrist injury doesn't turn into a more significant problem. McMahon's fantasy value is likely to be limited to deep NL-only leagues. Friday, 12:50 pm
  • Moncada plays hero with homer, walk-off hit
    Yoan Moncada hit a solo home run in the ninth inning to tie the game then ended it with a walk-off RBI single in the 11th to give the White Sox a 3-2 win over the Astros on Thursday.

    Advice: Moncada was already in Sox fans' good graces after his solo dong off Astros closer Ken Giles pulled them even, and he's got even more fans after lacing a single through a shifted infield in the 11th to bring home the winning run. The 22-year-old took some time to get his bearings at the major league level but now has hits in each of his last six games. There will still be growing pains with 22-year-olds trying to hit MLB pitching, but the talent is evident and Moncada should be a star sooner than later. Thursday, 11:04 pm
  • Chapman exits with illness Thursday night
    Matt Chapman left Thursday's game against the Orioles with an illness.

    Advice: Chapman only lasted three innings in this one, going 0-for-1 with a strikeout before ceding third-base duties to Ryon Healy. Consider the rookie day-to-day. Thursday, 8:38 pm
  • Flores homers among three hits vs. Phillies
    Wilmer Flores went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Thursday's lopsided win over the Phillies.

    Advice: Flores put the Phils on notice that it was going to be a long night when he hit a three-run shot off starter Vincent Velasquez. He also singled and doubled in the victory. The game was the second in a row in which the 26-year-old has homered, giving him 14 on the year. His career high in dingers in 16, set in 2015 and matched in 2016. This year is shaping up to be his finest offensive year yet, with the infielder hitting .287/.319/.509 in 89 games. Thursday, 8:35 pm
    4:10 pm vs Mia
  • Chase Headley absent versus Toronto
    Chase Headley is not in the Yankees' lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. Garrett Cooper will spell Headley at first base and bat eighth Thursday against Jays hurler Marco Estrada. Thursday, 1:11 pm
  • Gyorko out of Cardinals' lineup Thursday
    Jedd Gyorko is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Thursday against the Royals.

    Advice: Greg Garcia will play third base and bat eighth versus Kansas City right-hander Jason Hammel. Gyorko had a big first half, but he's slashing .188/.272/.288 in 92 plate appearances since the All-Star break. Thursday, 12:57 pm
    New Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    4:05 pm @Pit
  • Mcmahon blasts three hits
    Rockies prospect Ryan McMahon went 3-for-5 on Wednesday for Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: He also scored and knocked in a run, for good measure. The three hits raise McMahon's batting average to .375, and his OPS now sits at a healthy 1.034. You can argue that it's mostly due to the friendly confines, but, you'd be wrong. McMahon can really hit, and his flexibility could be a tremendous asset to the Rockies as they look to secure a playoff spot. Thursday, 10:47 am
  • Frazier homers, nabs three RBI and four runs
    Todd Frazier went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and four runs scored to lead his club to an 11-5 victory over the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

    Advice: He drilled a solo home run off starter Nick Tepesch in the second inning and added a two-run double in the fifth. The slugging third baseman owns a sickly .213 batting average but has 19 home runs, 52 RBI, 52 runs scored and four stolen bases in 100 games. He is unlikely to match the 40 bombs he detonated last year, nor the 15 bags he swiped. Wednesday, 9:59 pm
    4:10 pm @Bos
  • Kyle Seager whacks three-run home run in win
    Kyle Seager went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's win over the A's.

    Advice: Seager jumped the Mariners to a 3-0 lead with his three-run big fly off Jharel Cotton in the first inning. He has now launched 17 long balls on the season and has driven in an even 60 runs across 418 at-bats. In addition, Seager is working to a .258/.331/.452 triple-slash for the year. The third baseman has gone yard in three of his last seven games. Wednesday, 3:51 pm
    4:10 pm @TB
  • Wilmer Flores jacks solo shot Wednesday
    Wilmer Flores swatted a solo homer in Wednesday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: It was initially ruled a double but was rightfully switched to a home run after the umpiring crew huddled. Flores' blast was the only run the Mets were able to tally in this one against Martin Perez and the Rangers' bullpen. Wednesday, 12:25 pm
    4:10 pm vs Mia
  • Miguel Gomez day-to-day with knee issue
    Miguel Gomez is day-to-day with right knee discomfort.

    Advice: The knee issue caused him to leave Tuesday's game against the Cubs after just one inning, but it's apparently not too serious. Gomez, 24, is batting just .242/.235/.303 over his first 22 major league games. Tuesday, 10:12 pm
    10-Day DL
    7:15 pm vs Phi
  • Jedd Gyorko clubs three-run homer in win
    Jedd Gyorko clubbed a three-run homer as the Cardinals crushed the Royals on Tuesday night in Kansas City.

    Advice: Gyorko's three-run shot capped off a six-run fifth inning and increased the Cardinals' lead to 7-3. He also drew three walks in the contest, finishing the night 1-for-2 with a pair of runs scored. The hard-hitting infielder is hitting .275/.344/.468 with 15 homers and 55 RBI on the season. Tuesday, 8:19 pm
    New Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    4:05 pm @Pit
  • Flaherty (shoulder) goes 3-for-4 in rehab
    Ryan Flaherty (shoulder) went 3-for-4 with a double and a homer Tuesday in a rehab game with Double-A Bowie.

    Advice: Flaherty has now played in 11 minor league rehab games and would seem to be fully recovered from his right shoulder injury, but the Orioles are clearly in no rush to add him back to the major league roster. Flaherty's rehab clock is scheduled to run out on August 15, so a decision will have to be made at some point soon. The 31-year-old utilityman is out of minor league options. Tuesday, 8:04 pm
  • Miguel Gomez leaves game due to injury
    Miguel Gomez was removed from Tuesday's game against the Cubs after suffering an apparent injury.

    Advice: Joe Panik replaced Gomez at second base in the top of the second inning. Gomez finished the night 0-for-1 and is batting just .242/.235/.303 so far in the major leagues. Tuesday, 7:43 pm
    10-Day DL
    7:15 pm vs Phi
  • Josh Donaldson belts pair of two-run homers
    Josh Donaldson hit a pair of two-run homers off CC Sabathia in leading the Blue Jays to a 4-2 win over the Yankees on Tuesday.

    Advice: Some questioned whether Donaldson would regain his stroke after a month-long slump, but he's been too good for too long to bet against him. This makes six homers in his last 10 games. Tuesday, 7:25 pm
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