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  • Nationals promote OF Robles to Double-A
    The Nationals have promoted prospect outfielder Victor Robles to Double-A Harrisburg.

    Advice: This comes after Robles tore up High-A Potomac to the tune of a .289/.377/.495 batting line with seven homers and 16 steals over 77 games. The 20-year-old is considered one of the top position prospects in the game. Today, 8:53 am
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  • 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. Today, 7:40 am
  • Walker (hammy) plays in rehab game
    Neil Walker (hamstring) went 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout Sunday in his second minor league rehab game with Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Walker went 2-for-7 during his brief rehab stint and appears on track to be activated when the Mets open a series in San Diego on Monday. The veteran second baseman has been sidelined since mid-June with a partial tear of his left hamstring. Today, 7:28 am
    10-Day DL
    7:10 pm @SD
  • Cabrera (collarbone) returns to action
    Miguel Cabrera (collarbone) went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in his return to the lineup Sunday against the Twins.

    Advice: Cabrera didn't play Saturday after leaving Friday's game with a bruised collarbone. The 34-year-old has struggled coming out of the All-Star break and owns an uncharacteristic .256/.346/.422 batting line with 12 homers and 47 RBI over 83 games this season. Today, 6:00 am
  • Martinez (hand) appears as pinch-hitter
    J.D. Martinez (hand) drew a walk as a pinch-hitter Sunday against the Nationals.

    Advice: It was his first appearance in a game since being hit in the left hand with a pitch in his first game with the Diamondbacks last Wednesday. It seems like he's trending in the right direction. Today, 5:56 am
    6:40 pm vs Atl
  • Matt Carpenter leaves game with tight quad
    Matt Carpenter was removed from Sunday's game against the Cubs due to right quadriceps tightness.

    Advice: The injury appeared to occur while Carpenter was running the bases. The severity of the injury is not yet known. Luke Voit replaced him at first base on Sunday. Look for an update from the Cardinals on Carpenter's status after the conclusion of Sunday's game. Yesterday, 5:59 pm
    5:08 pm vs Col
  • Wilmer Difo launches solo homer in victory
    Wilmer Difo went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Difo finished off the game's scoring with his solo home run in the seventh inning. That shot made the score 6-2 and the Nationals would hang on without issue to the end of the game. In 136 at-bats this season, the 25-year-old infielder is hitting an uninspiring .257/.331/.338 with two homers and 11 RBI. Yesterday, 5:49 pm
  • Goldschmidt strikes out thrice, walks thrice
    Paul Goldschmidt went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and two walks in Sunday's loss to the Nationals.

    Advice: No-contact afternoon for Goldy in this one. The stalwart first baseman has drawn 11 walks in his last five games. Overall, he boasts a .307/.425/.560 triple-slash with 21 homers, 73 RBI and 15 steals across 348 at-bats. Yesterday, 5:42 pm
  • Forsythe hits walk-off RBI single vs. Braves
    Logan Forsythe hit a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning of Sunday's win over the Braves.

    Advice: Forsythe hit his game-winning single off Jim Johnson with the bases loaded and one out in the 10th inning. The infielder also picked up a double earlier in the contest. For the campaign as a whole, Forsythe has mostly struggled to a .244/.368/.337 triple-slash while hitting three homers and driving in 17 runs across 63 games played. Yesterday, 5:30 pm
  • Kyle Seager slugs pair of doubles in defeat
    Kyle Seager went 2-for-4 with two doubles in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: Seager whacked his second double of the game off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning. He represented the tying run with the Mariners trailing 6-4, but the M's were unable to bring him home to make Chapman truly sweat. While the second baseman continues to underwhelm on the whole -- .256/.326/.433 triple-slash -- he has picked up five doubles in his last 10 games. Yesterday, 4:44 pm
  • Wil Myers launches solo homer against Giants
    Wil Myers went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Giants.

    Advice: Myers took a Ty Blach offering for a 423-foot ride in the first inning. He has been in a groove at the plate of late, having cracked homers in three consecutive contests and four of his last six games. Overall, the 26-year-old first baseman is slashing .252/.333/.476 with 20 homers, 47 RBI and 10 steals. He is eight home runs shy of tying his career-best 28, set during his breakout 2016 season. Yesterday, 4:28 pm
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Jabari Blash hits two-run double in victory
    Jabari Blash went 1-for-3 with a two-run double in Sunday's win over the Giants.

    Advice: Blash burned Ty Blach for a two-run double in the fourth inning. The two-bagger was his fourth of the season. He has played well since being recalled from Triple-A on July 14 and has done enough to continue drawing regular at-bats moving forward. Over the course of 24 games played this season, the 28-year-old outfielder is slashing .242/.377/.452 with three homers and 11 RBI. Yesterday, 4:27 pm
  • Josh Harrison picks up three hits in defeat
    Josh Harrison went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: Harrison has now cracked doubles in three of his last five games. This was his second three-hit showing in that space, to boot. For the campaign as a whole, the second baseman is slashing .277/.355/.432 with 11 homers, 32 RBI, 46 runs and 10 steals scored over the course of 361 at-bats. Yesterday, 3:57 pm
  • Jose Iglesias blasts two-run homer in victory
    Jose Iglesias blasted a two-run homer as the Tigers topped the Twins in Minnesota on Sunday.

    Advice: His two-run shot gave the Tigers a 4-2 lead in the seventh inning. He later added an RBI single, finishing the afternoon 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and three RBI. The defensive whiz is hitting .264/.294/.363 with three homers and 31 RBI on the year. Yesterday, 3:43 pm
  • Mariners sign Danny Espinosa to minors deal
    Mariners signed INF Danny Espinosa to a minor league contract.

    Advice: Espinosa was released by the Angels earlier in the week. He hit a horrifying .162/.237/.276 with six homers and 29 RBI in 228 at-bats with the Halos. At this point, he's nothing more than minor league infield depth for the Mariners. Yesterday, 3:13 pm
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    7:10 pm vs Bos
  • Mike Trout cranks solo home run vs. Red Sox
    Mike Trout went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Trout took Rick Porcello deep for a solo dinger in the sixth inning to tie the score at 2-2. The Angels would go ahead on a solo homer by Luis Valbuena one frame later. After missing a month-and-a-half with a torn thumb ligament, the All-Star outfielder has come out with three homers in eight games since being activated from the disabled list following the break. Yesterday, 3:08 pm
  • Trumbo homers, doubles as O's beat Astros
    Mark Trumbo homered and doubled in the Orioles' 9-7 defeat of the Astros on Sunday.

    Advice: His solo shot in the bottom of the seventh inning tied the game at 7-7, and the O's took the lead for good in the bottom of the eighth. Trumbo has tallied three home runs since the All-Star break and he's now sporting a .249/.311/.425 batting line with 17 homers and 50 RBI in 98 total games this season. He should be a nice source of power down the stretch. Yesterday, 3:02 pm
  • Altuve goes 4-for-5 with HR, SB in defeat
    Jose Altuve finished 4-for-5 with a homer, three RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored in the Astros' loss to the Orioles on Sunday.

    Advice: Altuve hit a game-tying three-run blast in the top of the third inning off O's starter Dylan Bundy and he also added three singles, but Houston ultimately fell 9-7 in the matinee at Camden Yards. The star second baseman is slashing .358/.424/.564 with 15 home runs, 56 RBI, 21 stolen bases, and 68 runs scored in 95 games this year. Yesterday, 2:45 pm
  • Dee Gordon steals 35th base on Sunday
    Dee Gordon stole his 35th base of the season Sunday in the Marlins' loss to the Reds.

    Advice: Gordon also stole two bases on Saturday. He's batting just .290/.333/.347 in 94 games this season, but the speed numbers have been plenty useful for fantasy purposes. Yesterday, 1:25 pm
  • X-rays come back negative for Chirinos
    The X-rays on the ankle of Robinson Chirinos came back negative on Sunday.

    Advice: The backstop was removed from Sunday's game against the Rays after a collision at home plate resulted in a sprained ankle. It's unclear how much time he stands to miss, but the fact that there's no structural damage is an encouraging sign. Yesterday, 1:03 pm
    5:05 pm vs Mia
  • Pete Kozma outrighted to Triple-A
    Rangers sent INF Pete Kozma outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Kozma cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and has decided to remain in the organization rather than elect free agency. He'll represent utility depth. Yesterday, 12:18 pm
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    Pete Kozma Tex - 2B,3B,SS
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    5:05 pm vs Mia
  • Robinson Chirinos lifted with sprained ankle
    Robinson Chirinos was pulled from Sunday's game against the Rays after a collision at home plate resulted in a sprained left ankle.

    Advice: Rougned Odor's throw home in the bottom of the fourth inning took Chirinos into Adeiny Hechavarria and the catcher was knocked over (he did hang on to the ball). After initially staying in the game, Chirinos was pinch-hit for by Jonathan Lucroy in the top of the fifth. He'll undergo X-rays. Yesterday, 11:58 am
    5:05 pm vs Mia
  • Jarrod Dyson (toe) sitting out Sunday
    Jarrod Dyson (toe) is not in the Mariners' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Dyson suffered a hyperextended toe when he collided with the outfield wall Saturday. He's expected to miss a day or two of action. Guillermo Heredia is in center field. Yesterday, 11:01 am
    7:10 pm vs Bos
  • J.D. Martinez (hand) out again on Sunday
    J.D. Martinez (hand) remained out of the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since being hit on the left hand by a pitch in his first game with the D'Backs last Wednesday. The good news is Martinez was slated to take batting practice Sunday and is "trending upward," according to manager Torey Lovullo. It sounds like he should be back in there soon. Daniel Descalso is getting another start. Yesterday, 10:30 am
    6:40 pm vs Atl
  • Ben Gamel extends hit streak to nine
    Ben Gamel finished 2-for-5 with a double, a solo home run and two runs scored in Saturday's game against the Yankees.

    Advice: Gamel pushed his hitting streak to nine games. He is hitting .308 (12-for-39) with five runs scored, two homers and four RBI during the solid run. It's rare, but his average has actually slipped two points since his hitting streak started right after the All-Star break. Yesterday, 3:00 am
    7:10 pm vs Bos
  • Charlie Blackmon picks up two more XBH
    Charlie Blackmon finished 2-for-5 with a double, a triple and two runs scored in Saturday's game against Pittsburgh.

    Advice: Blackmon is putting together an MVP-caliber season, and he is having an amazing July to add to his resume. He has nine multi-hit performances across 17 games in the month of July, hitting .386 (27-for-70) with 21 runs scored, three doubles, three triples, six homers and 10 RBI to push his season average to .328. Yesterday, 12:00 am
  • Gordon goes 2-for-5 with two stolen bases Sat
    Dee Gordon went 2-for-5 with two stolen bases and a run scored in a win over the Reds on Saturday.

    Advice: He singled leading off the game, then stole second and third bases before scoring on a Giancarlo Stanton ground-out. For the season Gordon is batting .290/.334/.348 with zero home runs, 19 RBI and 58 runs scored. His 34 stolen bases trail only Billy Hamilton and Trea Turner in the majors. Saturday, 10:35 pm
  • Jarrod Dyson leaves after crashing into wall
    Jarrod Dyson left Saturday's game against the Yankees after crashing into the center field wall.

    Advice: Dyson went hard into the wall while trying to reel in a fifth-inning triple hit by Garrett Cooper. He finished out the inning after being checked on by trainers but was later replaced by Guillermo Heredia. Dyson was hitless in two at-bats before exiting. The 32-year-old has hit a sluggish .236 this year but ranks second in the American League with 22 steals. Saturday, 9:20 pm
    7:10 pm vs Bos
  • Presley goes 3-for-5 with a run and RBI Sat.
    Alex Presley went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored against the Twins on Saturday.

    Advice: He smoked a ground-rule double that plated a run in the eighth inning, then rode home on a Justin Upton longball. The veteran part-time outfielder has made the most of his limited opportunities this year. He has a .329 batting average with one homer and 10 RBI in 93 plate appearances. Saturday, 9:01 pm
  • Myers hits solo home run in loss to Giants
    Wil Myers cracked a solo home run and finished the day 1-for-5 in Saturday's extra-inning loss to the Giants.

    Advice: He went yard off starter Matt Moore to get the Padres on the board in the fourth inning. It was his 19th longball of the year. He hit 28 of them last year and will likely end up near that number again. The well-rounded, five-category producer is slashing .252/.332/.471 with 46 RBI, 51 runs scored and 10 stolen bases. Saturday, 5:28 pm
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Miggy (collarbone) getting the night off
    Miguel Cabrera (collarbone) is not in the Tigers' lineup Saturday against the Twins.

    Advice: Cabrera left Friday night's game with a bruised collarbone and is still feeling the effects. Andrew Romine will draw the start at first base and bat eighth against Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson. Cabrera's X-rays came back negative and the Tigers are calling him day-to-day. Saturday, 2:43 pm
  • Charlie Blackmon scores run in return Friday
    Charlie Blackmon (quad/hamstring) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in his return to the Rockies' lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Blackmon had left Wednesday's game due to minor cramping in his leg, but appears to be good to go. He's having an outstanding season, slashing .327/.382/.610 with 23 homers, 67 RBI and eight swipes. Saturday, 5:46 am
  • Cabrera diagnosed with bruised collarbone
    Miguel Cabrera was forced to leave Friday's game against the Twins after sustaining a bruised collarbone.

    Advice: Cabrera suffered the injury when a ground ball took a bad hop and came up on him at first base. He was sent for precautionary X-rays which came back negative, and is listed as day-to-day. Friday, 8:11 pm
  • Miguel Cabrera leaves with apparent injury
    Miguel Cabrera was removed from Friday's game against the Twins with an apparent injury after taking a ground ball to his chest.

    Advice: Cabrera was drilled in the chest by a hard ground ball off the bat of Robbie Grossman in the fourth inning. The ball took a bad hop and hit him under his chin. While he was able to remain in the game and finish the inning defensively, he was pinch hit for during the next half inning. The Tigers should have an update on his status after the game. Friday, 7:36 pm
  • Martinez (hand) remains out of D'Backs lineup
    J.D. Martinez (hand) remains out of the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: While X-rays came back negative and MRI showed no structural damage, the newly-acquired slugger is still a bit sore and will need at least another day before rejoining the lineup. Daniel Descalso is starting in left field against Max Scherzer and the Nationals. Friday, 4:11 pm
    6:40 pm vs Atl
  • Green: Jabari Blash has earned more PT
    Padres manager Andy Green on Thursday indicated that Jabari Blash has earned a right to remain in the lineup.

    Advice: Blash is hitting .458/.517/.833 with two homers over seven games since his recall. "The Jabari I’m seeing right now is earning his right to be on the baseball field consistently," Green said. "I don’t mind watching guys compete for playing time. I’m actually excited by that prospect. With all the injuries we’ve had this year, that concept hasn’t really been able to be embraced at all." Blash has had a nice season at Triple-A El Paso with a .291/.407/.631 line and 18 homers. He's going to strike out a ton, but there might be enough power here for NL-only value. Jose Pirela and Carlos Asuaje figure to see their playing time cut the most as long as Blash is in there, and it's possible Hunter Renfroe could also see fewer starts. Friday, 12:17 pm
  • Neil Walker (hamstring) expected back Monday
    Neil Walker (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Monday.

    Advice: Walker will begin a short rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday. He'll return to his starting spot at second base, pushing Asdrubal Cabrera to third. Walker has been on the shelf since mid-June with a torn left hamstring. Friday, 5:28 am
    10-Day DL
    7:10 pm @SD
  • Logan Forsythe absent from Dodgers lineup
    Logan Forsythe is not in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday against the Braves.

    Advice: He's getting a maintenance day. Forsythe has struggled since the All-Star break, batting just .188 over 16 at-bats. Chase Utley will fill in at second and bat leadoff against Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz. Thursday, 3:35 pm
  • Angels officially release Danny Espinosa
    Angels released 2B Danny Espinosa.

    Advice: Espinosa cleared waivers after being designated for assignment on Sunday. The 30-year-old hasn't hit a lick this year, batting an ugly .162 with 91 strikeouts in 228 at-bats. He'll resurface at some point but will probably have to settle for a minor league deal. Thursday, 2:13 pm
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    7:10 pm vs Bos
  • Rangers DFA infielder Pete Kozma
    Rangers designated INF Pete Kozma for assignment.

    Advice: Kozma was batting .111/.200/.194 in 41 plate appearances with the Rangers. The 29-year-old infielder has just four extra-base hits in his last 188 major league games. Thursday, 12:32 pm
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    Pete Kozma Tex - 2B,3B,SS
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    5:05 pm vs Mia
  • JD Martinez (hand) out for D'Backs on Thurs.
    J.D. Martinez (hand) is not in the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Thursday.

    Advice: Martinez got hit by a pitch Wednesday in his second-ever at-bat with Arizona and suffered a left hand contusion. X-rays turned up negative, so he should be good to go in a day or two. Chris Herrmann is starting in right field and Daniel Descalso is in left field on Thursday afternoon in Cincinnati. Thursday, 7:29 am
    6:40 pm vs Atl
  • Mike Trout homers in second straight
    Mike Trout went 2-for-4 and homered in a second straight game Wednesday against the Nationals.

    Advice: Trout’s power seems all of the way back after a month and a half absence due to a torn thumb ligament. He’s collected a hit in all five games since being activated Friday. Wednesday, 10:11 pm
  • Harrison goes 3-for-5 with a run scored Wed.
    Josh Harrison went 3-for-5 and scored a run in a win over the Brewers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He singled and scored the game's first run in the early going. The versatile veteran provides positional flexibility in addition to a well-rounded if not spectacular stat line. He is slashing .277/.355/.434 with 11 longballs, 41 runs scored, 31 RBI and 10 stolen bases. Wednesday, 8:45 pm
  • J.D. Martinez exits with left hand contusion
    J.D. Martinez was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Reds with a left hand contusion.

    Advice: Martinez got hit on the left hand by a pitch while attempting to check his swing during his second at-bat of the game -- and his second at-bat in a Diamondbacks uniform. X-rays came back negative. Martinez is considered day-to-day for now. Wednesday, 5:55 pm
    6:40 pm vs Atl
  • J.D. Martinez forced out after HBP on hand
    J.D. Martinez left Wednesday's game against the Reds after being hit on the hand by a pitch.

    Advice: Something of an inauspicious debut for Martinez, who just joined the Diamondbacks after being traded over from the Tigers on Tuesday evening. He departed Wednesday upon getting plunked with a 91 mph fastball while attempting to check his swing in his second at-bat of the game. The Diamondbacks should pass along an update on his status later on Wednesday evening. Wednesday, 5:43 pm
    6:40 pm vs Atl
  • Blackmon lifted due to cramping in upper leg
    Charlie Blackmon exited Wednesday's win over the Padres due to cramping in his quad/hamstring.

    Advice: Blackmon was pulled in the middle of his sixth-inning at-bat -- always an ominous sign -- but we can all breathe a sigh of relief, now, as after the game, manager Bud Black said that it was merely due to a cramping issue. Blackmon should be fine moving forward, though the Rockies could always give him a day or two off just to make sure. Wednesday, 4:26 pm
  • Charlie Blackmon lifted with possible injury
    Charlie Blackmon was pulled from the game midway through an at-bat in the sixth inning due to a possible injury.

    Advice: It is not quite clear what was up with Blackmon on this one. The Rockies training staff did not give him a particularly close look, despite the unorthodox nature of leaving midway through an at-bat. The team should pass along a specific update as to Blackmon's health later on Wednesday. Wednesday, 2:50 pm
  • Gamel hits two-run homer versus Astros
    Ben Gamel hit a two-run homer in the Mariners' defeat of the Astros on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was a go-ahead drive off Astros starter Charlie Morton in the top of the fourth inning. Gamel finished 1-for-4 in the afternoon victory at Minute Maid Park. He has a surprising .319/.373/.444 batting line over 72 games this season for Seattle, though the homer Wednesday was just his fifth. Wednesday, 2:07 pm
    7:10 pm vs Bos
  • Neil Walker (hamstring) set for rehab assign.
    Neil Walker (hamstring) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday.

    Advice: Walker has been on the shelf with a strained left hamstring since mid-June. He tested out the leg by running on Monday. Assuming he does not suffer a setback during the planned minor league rehab assignment, he could potentially return to action some time before the end of July. Wednesday, 1:18 pm
    10-Day DL
    7:10 pm @SD
  • 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. Wednesday, 1:03 pm
  • J.D. Martinez bats fifth in debut for Arizona
    J.D. Martinez will start in right field and hit fifth Wednesday in his Diamondbacks debut.

    Advice: Jake Lamb is batting third and Paul Goldschmidt is at cleanup versus Reds right-hander Tim Adleman. Martinez was acquired from the Tigers on Tuesday night for minor league infielders Dawel Lugo, Sergio Alcantara, and Jose King.Daily Slant: Martinez's debut as a D'Back comes at a good time, as he'll face off with Tim Adleman, who has allowed a 1.70 HR/9 rate to RH bats this season with a 38.2 hard%. Arizona is arguably the most appealing offensive target on the main slate - they rank inside the top ten in wRC+ (8th) and ISO (9th) against RHP on the season. Jake Lamb is right up there as a top overall play at the 3B spot, while Paul Goldschmidt is the clear-cut top bat on the slate regardless of position. Wednesday, 12:14 pm
    6:40 pm vs Atl
  • Mike Trout belts homer in Tuesday's loss
    Mike Trout launched a solo home run off of veteran Edwin Jackson in Tuesday's loss against the Nationals.

    Advice: The homer was his first in four games since coming off the disabled list. He was still outshined by Bryce Harper, who finished a double short of the cycle in Washington's victory. Fantasy owners are glad to see Trout back to full health and doing what he does best. Wednesday, 2:43 am
  • Goldschmidt reaches five times against Reds
    Paul Goldschmidt walked four times and had an RBI double in his only official at-bat Tuesday, helping the Diamondbacks to a lopsided 11-2 win over the Reds.

    Advice: That the D'backs scored 11 runs, and only one was by Goldschmidt despite his being on base five times, is actually sort of mystifying. It speaks to a deep Arizona offense that will only get better with Tuesday's addition of J.D. Martinez. Martinez figures to hit behind Goldschmidt in the lineup, and the heavy hitters will only serve to make each other better, it stands to reason. That's hard to do for Goldschmidt, who's hitting .317/.435/.583 while ranking among the league leaders in basically every offensive category again this year. Tuesday, 10:56 pm
  • Jabari Blash perfect at the dish in road loss
    Jabari Blash finished 3-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's road loss against the Rockies.

    Advice: It wasn't all good for Blash, as he made his second error of the season on a line drive. The outfielder from the U.S. Virgin Islands has come alive in July, posting nine hits over 18 at-bats (.500) with two doubles, two homers and seven RBI while coming across to score five times. Tuesday, 9:59 pm
  • Harrison hits two-run homer against Brewers
    Josh Harrison hit a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

    Advice: Harrison went deep off Brewers starter Junior Guerra in the sixth inning to tie the game. It was his only hit in four at-bats. The All-Star has had a rough go of it in the handful of games since the break, going 2-for-17, but he's still hitting .272/.352/.429 with 11 homers and 10 steals on the year. Tuesday, 9:34 pm
  • Carpenter turns in four-hit night versus Mets
    Matt Carpenter went 4-for-5 with an RBI double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

    Advice: Carpenter had a pair of doubles in the game, catalyzing the Cardinals' offense with four of the team's 12 hits. The infielder is in the midst of an eight-game hitting streak in which he's 14-for-31 with five doubles, three RBI and six runs scored. The hot stretch has Carpenter's overall line up to a more respectable .253/.386/.461 after a subpar first half. Tuesday, 8:18 pm
    5:08 pm vs Col
  • D'Backs, Tigers announce J.D. Martinez deal
    Diamondbacks acquired OF J.D. Martinez from the Tigers for INFs Dawel Lugo, Sergio Alcantara, and Jose King.

    Advice: The deal was first reported by Jon Morosi of and promptly confirmed by Jeff Passan at Yahoo Sports. Martinez was slashing .305/.388/.630 with 16 home runs and 39 RBI in 57 games this season for Detroit and should flourish in the power-friendly confines of Arizona's Chase Field. The impending free agent perfectly fits the Diamondbacks' need for a right-handed power bat, and the package of prospects heading to Detroit is quite underwhelming. This trade looks like a big win for the Snakes, even if Martinez turns out to be a two-and-a-half month rental. Tuesday, 4:07 pm
    6:40 pm vs Atl
  • Report: Diamondbacks acquire J.D. Martinez
    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports confirms that J.D. Martinez has been traded to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Jon Morosi of was first to report that a deal might be close. Martinez missed the opening month of the 2017 regular season due to a Lisfranc sprain, but the 29-year-old slugger has batted .305/.388/.630 with 16 home runs and 39 RBI in 57 games since debuting on May 12. He fits the Diamondbacks' need for a right-handed power bat, though it's probably going to be a rental situation as Martinez is set to become a free agent this winter. Detroit will get infield prospects Dawel Lugo, Sergio Alcantara, and Jose King in return. Tuesday, 3:30 pm
    6:40 pm vs Atl
  • J.D. Martinez (back) in Tigers lineup Tuesday
    J.D. Martinez (back) is in the Tigers' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Royals.

    Advice: Martinez made an early exit from Monday's series opener at Kansas City after experiencing tightness in his lower back, but he will start in right field and bat fifth Tuesday versus left-hander Travis Wood.Daily Slant: Despite the Tigers being arguably the best offense in baseball against LHP, they don't figure to be one of the top two or three most popular stacks on tonight's slate. Detroit ranks 1st in ISO (.219), 2nd in wRC+ (120) and actually rank 1st in Hard% by a large margin - they lead the league with a 41.6% mark, with the next closest team (Milwaukee) coming in at 35.2%. All of the RH bats are in play up and down the Detroit lineup. Tuesday, 1:52 pm
    6:40 pm vs Atl
  • Kyle Seager's homer propels Mariners
    Kyle Seager and Danny Valencia hit back-to-back homers in the 10th inning to propel the Mariners to a 9-7 win over the Astros on Monday.

    Advice: Both homers came off Tony Sipp, the Astros' seventh pitcher of the game. The Mariners actually used eight, with seven relievers covering 4 1/3 innings in relief of Ariel Miranda. Perhaps Seager is finally going on that tear we've been waiting for. He's homered in three straight games now, giving him 13 homers for the year. He also collected two singles tonight. Monday, 9:32 pm
  • Wil Myers strikes out four times
    Wil Myers went 0-for-5 and struck out four times against the Rockies at Coors Field on Monday.

    Advice: 24 hits and 15 runs at Coors tonight, yet Myers was a zero again. He's gone 12 straight games without driving in a run, and his OPS stands at .781, the lowest it's been since early April. He's also fanned 118 times in 89 games. Last year, he finished at 160 strikeouts in 157 games. It doesn't seem like a good sign. Monday, 9:10 pm
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Gordon hits walkoff RBI single to down Phils
    Dee Gordon hit a walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Marlins beat the Phillies 6-5 on Monday in Miami.

    Advice: Gordon finished 3-for-6 with a run scored and the big 10th-inning base hit that easily scored J.T. Realmuto from third base. The 29-year-old speedster is batting just .294/.339/.355 with zero home runs in 89 games this season, though he has stolen 32 bases and scored 56 runs. Gordon is now up to 19 RBI. Monday, 8:14 pm
  • Neil Walker (hamstring) does some running
    Neil Walker (hamstring) did some running Monday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's done so since he landed on the disabled list back in mid-June with a strained left hamstring. Walker doesn't appear to be too far off from a rehab assignment as long as he can avoid a setback. Monday, 1:14 pm
    10-Day DL
    7:10 pm @SD
  • Harrison back in Monday's lineup
    Josh Harrison is back in Monday's lineup against the Brewers.

    Advice: Harrison got a bit of a breather on Sunday. He'll hit leadoff Monday against Brewers lefty Brent Suter.Daily Slant: Harrison sets up as one of the premier value plays for tonight's slate against Brent Suter and the Brewers. Not only will Harrison find himself in the leadoff spot, but he actually owns some solid power numbers against southpaws to date. Coming into tonight, Harrison is sitting on a healthy .217 ISO vs. LHP on top of a 135 wRC+. Neither offense in this game sets up as a top stack, but the RH bats on the Pirates side are squarely in play, as are the lefties on the Milwaukee side. Monday, 12:35 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. Monday, 11:45 am
  • Miguel Cabrera draws walkoff walk vs. Jays
    Miguel Cabrera drew a walkoff walk in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Tigers past the Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday.

    Advice: Blue Jays reliever Lucas Harrell walked two of the four batters he faced to give the game away. Cabrera also picked up an RBI with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first, finishing 1-for-4 with two runs batted in. The veteran slugger is hitting .267/.359/.446 with 12 home runs and 45 RBI in 77 games this season for Detroit. Jul 16, 2:51 pm
  • Kyle Seager goes deep again in Sunday's win
    Kyle Seager homered for the second consecutive game as the Mariners outlasted the White Sox in extra innings on Sunday afternoon in Chicago.

    Advice: Seager tends to hit home runs in bunches, so now is the time to ride him in daily leagues. His solo shot off of Derek Holland got the M's comeback started, cutting their deficit to 5-1. He finished the day 2-for-5 and is hitting .251/.319/.421 with 12 bombs and 49 RBI on the season. Jul 16, 2:47 pm
  • Goldschmidt goes 2-for-3 with walk, RBI
    Paul Goldschmidt finished 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk in the Diamondbacks' loss to the Braves on Sunday.

    Advice: Goldschmidt produced Arizona's only run of the afternoon with his RBI single off Braves starter Jaime Garcia in the top of the fifth inning. The star first baseman is slashing .315/.428/.579 with 21 home runs, 71 RBI, 14 stolen bases, and 74 runs scored in 91 games this season. Jul 16, 2:32 pm
  • Jose Altuve doubles, steals home in victory
    Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a double and a steal of home in Sunday's win over the Twins.

    Advice: Altuve stole home when the ball got away following a strikeout of Josh Reddick in the seventh inning. The diminutive second baseman is putting another all-universe campaign together this season, slashing .349/.418/.553 with 13 homers, 51 RBI, 62 runs scored and 19 steals across 338 at-bats. He has picked up multiple hits in seven of his last 10 games. Jul 16, 2:04 pm
  • Trumbo whiffs three times as O's get shutout
    Mark Trumbo went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts as the Orioles were shut out by Jose Quintana and the Cubs on Sunday afternoon.

    Advice: The Orioles as a team tallied just three hits in the contest. With the hitless afternoon, Trumbo is now hitting .256/.319/.427 with 15 homers and 45 RBI on the season. Jul 16, 1:48 pm
  • Danny Espinosa designated for assignment
    Angels designated 2B Danny Espinosa for assignment.

    Advice: Espinosa has played his usual terrific defense this season, but it wasn't enough to make up for a hideous .162/.237/.276 batting line. The Angels appear poised to roll with Nick Franklin as their regular second baseman, with Cliff Pennington sprinkled in. Jul 16, 9:33 am
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    7:10 pm vs Bos
  • Mike Trout posts two-hit game in loss
    Mike Trout finished with a pair of singles and a walk over three at-bats in Saturday's home loss against Tampa Bay.

    Advice: Trout has hit safely in each of his two games since returning from a six-week absence due to a thumb injury, looking like his old self once again. While the Angels are 0-2 since his return, fantasy owners don't care much about the team's overall performance as long as he is hitting and providing points. Jul 16, 12:34 am
  • Jabari Blash finds seats in Saturday's win
    Jabari Blash finished 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's game against the Giants.

    Advice: Blash too Madison Bumgarner deep in the fourth inning for only his second homer of the season. The young outfielder has back-to-back games with extra-base hits while posting three RBI since his recall from Triple-A El Paso. The power potential is there for Blash, but he needs to develop a better eye at the plate if he intends to stick around for a while. Jul 15, 11:35 pm
  • Carpenter steals rare base, collects two hits
    Matt Carpenter went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, a stolen base and a run scored in a win over the Pirates on Saturday.

    Advice: Carpenter had a pair of singles in the win, including chipping in a run-scoring hit as part of the club's three-run fifth inning. As part of that inning, the 31-year-old also stole second base, his second steal of the season, and scored a run. He had a first half to forget, but Carpenter has been trending up in recent weeks, raising his average 10 points since the month started. Carpenter is now hitting .241/.378/.447 overall. Jul 15, 8:02 pm
    5:08 pm vs Col
  • Altuve swats solo dinger in loss to Twins Sat
    Jose Altuve swatted a solo home run during a loss to the Twins on Saturday.

    Advice: He cracked the tater off starter Ervin Santana in the third inning. It was his only hit in four chances in the ballgame. The veteran second baseman has an extremely impressive .348/.419/.558 slash line with 14 home runs and 51 RBI. He leads the major leagues in batting average. He has 63 runs scored and 18 stolen bases. Jul 15, 7:58 pm
  • Charlie Blackmon posts 11th triple in loss
    Charlie Blackmon finished 1-for-4 with a triple and an RBI in Saturday's road loss against the Mets.

    Advice: It wasn't the most productive day for the All-Star Blackmon, but he was able to record his league-leading 11th triple of the season. In a distant second, three players entered the day with six triples. Blackmon was unable to add to his runs scored total, but he remains in the Top 5 in that category, too. Jul 15, 7:43 pm
  • Russell goes 2-for-4 with a homer, three runs
    Addison Russell went 2-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored in a win over the Orioles on Saturday.

    Advice: He took a Wade Miley offering over the left field wall in the second inning. It was his ninth longball of the season and provided his 31st RBI. He also homered in Friday's game. His owners would like to see the 23-year-old start paying off on some of his vaunted potential. He seems to be heating up a little after a very slow early portion of the season. His slash line is .234/.305/.411 through 292 plate appearances. Jul 15, 7:40 pm
  • Iglesias goes 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run
    Jose Iglesias went 3-for-4 with an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: He plated the game's second run with an RBI single in the second inning. He singled, stole second and scored in the sixth. Iglesias owns an empty .258 batting average with two homers, 34 runs scored and 25 RBI. The stolen base was his fifth of the season in seven tries. Jul 15, 6:41 pm
  • Miggy goes 3-for-4 with a two-run homer Sat.
    Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4, scored three runs and drilled a two-run homer in a win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

    Advice: His blast off reliever Mike Bolsinger helped turn the game into a rout. His other two hits were singles and he also drew a walk in the ballgame. Cabrera endured a sub-par first half but perhaps this is a sign his second half will be more like what we are accustomed to seeing from the aging superstar. He has a .267 batting average with 12 home runs and 43 RBI. Jul 15, 6:28 pm
  • Jabari Blash reaches three times
    Jabari Blash, called up earlier in the day, went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk against the Giants on Friday.

    Advice: He also had a nice at-bat with two outs and the go-ahead run on in the bottom of the ninth, but his opposite-field drive to right couldn't quite make it to the wall in Petco. It should still be enough to keep him in the lineup Saturday as Hunter Renfroe's replacement in right. Jul 14, 10:42 pm
  • Mike Trout goes 1-for-5 in return
    Mike Trout had a single in five at-bats Friday against the Rays in his return from the disabled list.

    Advice: He also swiped his 11th base, showing he isn't going to be afraid to run after injured his thumb on a head-first slide. Jul 14, 10:22 pm
  • Goldschmidt slugs solo homer in loss
    Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in Friday’s loss to the Braves.

    Advice: This was his first multi-hit game since June 25. Goldschmidt has seen his batting average slide a bit during that time, but he still owns a monster .314/.427/.584 batting line with 21 homers, 68 RBI, and 13 steals through 89 games. He leads the National League with 74 runs scored. Jul 14, 9:47 pm
  • Addison Russell clubs go-ahead homer in ninth
    Addison Russell clubbed a go-ahead solo homer in the ninth inning on Friday, powering the Cubs to a 9-8 victory over the Orioles.

    Advice: The Cubs utilized four early home runs to take an 8-0 lead through three innings, which they would give completely back over the next five frames. Russell tagged O's closer Brad Brach for the solo shot in the ninth that proved to be the difference. He finished the night 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and is now hitting .230/.300/.398 with eight long balls and 30 RBI on the season. Jul 14, 8:40 pm
  • Trumbo belts game-tying shot in eighth inning
    Mark Trumbo blasted a game-tying two-run homer off of Pedro Strop in the eighth inning on Friday, but it wasn't enough for the O's to overcome the Cubs.

    Advice: Trumbo's dramatic blast erased what had been an 8-0 deficit. That would wind up being the extent of the O's offense in the ballgame though and their comeback bid would come up just short. Trumbo also singled and drew a pair of walks in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-3 with three runs scored and three RBI. His bat has perked up in recent weeks and he's now hitting .258/.322/.433 with 15 homers and 47 RBI on the season. Jul 14, 8:40 pm
  • Angels activate Mike Trout from disabled list
    Angels activated OF Mike Trout from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: He'll return to the Angels' lineup for the first game out of the All-Star break on Friday against the Rays. Before suffering a torn ligament in his left thumb, Trout was hitting a robust .337/.461/.742 with 16 homers, 36 RBI and 10 stolen bases. Jul 14, 3:45 pm
  • Jabari Blash recalled from Triple-A
    Padres recalled OF Jabari Blash from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Blash has hit just .103/.316/.207 during his brief time in the majors. He could get a few starts while Hunter Renfroe (neck) is sidelined. Jul 14, 1:52 pm
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