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  • Dilson Herrera likely done for season
    Delino DeShields, the manager for the Reds' Triple-A affiliate, told Jason Linden of Red Leg Nation that Dilson Herrera (shoulder) is "probably done for the season."

    Advice: The Reds have yet to make an official announcement on his status. Acquired from the Mets in the Jay Bruce deal, Herrera has dealt with a shoulder issue dating back to spring training and owns an underwhelming .264/.312/.397 batting line over 68 games in Triple-A this year. 52 minutes ago
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    4:10 pm @Cle
  • Calhoun homers
    Dodgers prospect Willie Calhoun hit his 22nd homer of the season for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday.

    Advice: It was Calhoun's only hit of the day, but any game that features a homer is a pretty good one. He's been the subject of several trade rumors, and with Clayton Kershaw and Brandon McCarthy hitting the disabled list, those trade rumors are likely to pick up. As a second baseman who can hit for average and power, he should be able to headline a package, and you can understand why the Dodgers are hesitant to move him. Today, 10:22 am
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    7:10 pm vs Min
  • Mariners option Taylor Motter to Triple-A
    Mariners optioned INF/OF Taylor Motter to Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: The move should clear a spot for Danny Espinosa's arrival. Motter started the season hot, but he's been a non-factor for the past couple of months. Today, 9:39 am
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    Taylor Motter Sea - 1B,2B,SS,LF
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    7:10 pm vs Bos
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Brandon Phillips (hamstring) hits RBI double
    Brandon Phillips (hamstring) went 1-for-5 with an RBI double in Sunday's 10-inning loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Phillips, who had sat out the previous two contest due to a hamstring strain, notched an RBI double off Ross Stripling in the third inning. The veteran second baseman is hitting .292/.336/.446 with eight homers, 36 RBI and seven steals across 332 at-bats. With his two-bagger on Sunday, Phillips bumped an ongoing hitting streak up to seven games. Yesterday, 5:12 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
  • Brian Dozier clubs 16th homer in loss Sunday
    Brian Dozier clubbed his 16th home run of the season as the Twins fell to the Tigers in Minnesota on Sunday.

    Advice: Dozier tagged Tigers' closer Justin Wilson for the solo shot in the ninth inning. He finished the afternoon 2-for-4 plus a walk and is now slashing .253/.340/.448 with 16 long balls and 48 RBI on the season. Yesterday, 3:35 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
  • Merrifield clubs two homers to lead Royals
    Whit Merrifield blasted a pair of solo home runs on Sunday, helping to power the Royals to a walk-off victory.

    Advice: Merrifield started a trio of back-to-back-to-back solo homers off of Derek Holland in the fourth inning, then hit a game-tying solo blast in the eighth inning. It was the first multi-homer game of his career. Merrifield finished the day 2-for-3 plus a walk and is slashing a robust .293/.337/.489 with 10 homers and 41 RBI on the season. Yesterday, 2:50 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
  • Odor homers twice in Rangers' comeback win
    Rougned Odor homered twice Sunday in the Rangers' 6-5 comeback win over the Rays.

    Advice: Odor hit a solo shot in the top of the second inning and a game-tying two-run bomb in the Rangers' three-run top of the eighth. The second baseman finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI in the afternoon victory at Tropicana Field. He's batting .214/.252/.404 with 19 home runs and 43 RBI in 98 total games this year. Yesterday, 2:35 pm
  • Villar drives in two, steals 19th base
    Jonathan Villar drove in two runs and stole his 19th base of the season on Sunday against the Phillies.

    Advice: Villar's two-run single in the top of the fifth inning tied the game at 2-2, but Milwaukee went on to lose this one 6-3. The 26-year-old speedster is batting just .223/.285/.348 in 82 total games this season, after finishing with a .285/.369/.457 slash line and a league-leading 62 steals in 2016. Yesterday, 2:03 pm
  • Gennett launches 17th homer on Sunday
    Scooter Gennett launched his 17th home run of the season on Sunday afternoon against the Marlins.

    Advice: It was a solo shot in the bottom of the fourth inning of Marlins starter Tom Koehler. Gennett also added an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth, finishing 2-for-4 with two runs batted in. The second baseman has a remarkable .314/.364/.595 batting line in 82 total games this season for Cincinnati. Yesterday, 1:33 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
  • Ben Zobrist not in Sunday's lineup
    Ben Zobrist is not in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a simple day off. Javy Baez will handle second base. Yesterday, 12:40 pm
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    Ben Zobrist ChC - 2B,LF,RF
    Top 2, 0-0 vs CWS
  • 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
    New Player Note
    Pete Kozma Tex - 2B,3B,SS
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    5:05 pm vs Mia
  • Blue Jays acquire Rob Refsnyder from Yankees
    Blue Jays acquired INF/OF Rob Refsnyder from the Yankees in exchange for 1B Ryan McBroom.

    Advice: Refsnyder will head to Triple-A Buffalo for now. The 26-year-old sports an underwhelming .241/.312/.332 batting line over 262 plate appearances at the big league level, but he's hit well consistently in the minors and offers versatility. Yesterday, 11:49 am
    Player Note
    Rob Refsnyder Tor - 1B,2B,RF
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    4:07 pm vs Oak
  • Brandon Phillips (hamstring) back in lineup
    Brandon Phillips (hamstring) is back in the Braves' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's his first start since he tweaked his hamstring last Thursday. Phillips is at second base and batting second against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers. The Braves also have Johan Camargo at shortstop over Dansby Swanson, Matt Adams at first base and Freddie Freeman at third. Yesterday, 10:28 am
  • J.T. Riddle (shoulder) out again Sunday
    J.T. Riddle (shoulder) remained out of the Marlins' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He'll miss a fourth straight start with right shoulder tendinitis. Miguel Rojas will handle shortstop. The Marlins are also giving J.T. Realmuto and Marcell Ozuna days off, as they have A.J. Ellis at catcher and Ichiro Suzuki in left field. Yesterday, 7:15 am
    Player Note
    JT Riddle Mia - 2B,SS
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • Chris Taylor comes off bench and shines
    Chris Taylor finished 2-for-2 with a solo home run and three RBI in Saturday's home victory against Atlanta.

    Advice: Taylor came on as part of a double switch in the seventh inning despite the fact he has been tearing the cover off the ball. Trayce Thompson started and struggled again, so don't look for Taylor's playing time to be curtailed much. Taylor is now hitting .429 (27-for-63) with six doubles, three triples, three homers and 10 RBI across 16 games with a 1.208 OPS. Yesterday, 2:28 am
    Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS,LF,CF
    7:10 pm vs Min
  • Johan Camargo picks up two doubles in loss
    Johan Camargo posted a pair of doubles with a run scored across four at-bats in Saturday's road loss against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Camargo is getting a chance to play regularly and he is making the most of his opportunity. He has back-to-back multi-hit efforts, and two or more hits in eight of his past 12 outings to raise his average from .273 to .324 dating back to July 4. Yesterday, 2:12 am
    Player Note
    Johan Camargo Atl - 2B,3B,SS
    6:40 pm @Ari
  • 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
  • Gennett goes 2-for-4 with an RBI vs Marlins
    Scooter Gennett went 2-for-4 with an RBI as his club fell to the Marlins on Saturday.

    Advice: His eighth-inning RBI single drew the Reds within a run but they weren't able to score again. Gennett has been marvelously productive as a super-utility player this season, batting .311/.362/.584 with 16 home runs and 55 RBI in just 238 at-bats. Earlier this week the club announced he would become the starting second baseman moving forward, sending Jose Peraza to the bench. Saturday, 10:20 pm
  • Gonzalez crushes pinch-hit three-run bomb
    Marwin Gonzalez blasted a pinch-hit, three-run bomb in an 8-4 win over the Orioles on Saturday.

    Advice: He came in to replace Colin Moran in the middle of an at-bat after the young third baseman took a foul ball to the eye and had to be carted off the field in the sixth inning. Gonzalez promptly launched a three-run tater to put his club in the lead to stay. He added a double in his second at-bat. The veteran infielder has been one of the biggest surprises in the game this year. He offers multi-position eligibility in fantasy leagues and is slashing .316/.394/.593 with 18 homers and 58 RBI in 79 games. Saturday, 9:58 pm
    Player Note
    Marwin González Hou - 1B,2B,3B,SS,LF
    4:05 pm @Phi
  • Flores caps Mets comeback with walk-off homer
    Wilmer Flores hit a walk-off, solo home run in the ninth inning Saturday to complete the Mets' comeback in a 6-5 win over the Athletics.

    Advice: The Mets once trailed 5-0 in the game, but they battled against A's starter Sean Manaea to close the gap and got to the Athletics' bullpen late. That included Flores, who deposited a Simon Castro fastball into the left field seats to send the fans home happy. Flores finished 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in the game. The 25-year-old infielder doesn't have a permanent home but has been serviceable when called upon, batting .284/.312/.473 in 222 at-bats this year. Saturday, 9:23 pm
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B
    7:10 pm @SD
  • Phillips (hamstring) out again Saturday
    Brandon Phillips (hamstring) is out of the Braves' lineup Saturday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Phillips hasn't been in the lineup since tweaking his hamstring on Thursday night, though he expects to return for Sunday's series finale. Johan Camargo will slide in at second base and bat second against Dodgers lefty Rich Hill. Saturday, 3:56 pm
  • J.T. Riddle (shoulder) absent again Saturday
    J.T. Riddle (shoulder) is out of the Marlins' lineup Saturday against the Reds.

    Advice: Riddle is out of the lineup for a third straight day, last appearing as a pinch-hitter in Wednesday's loss to Philadelphia. He's day-to-day with a shoulder injury. Miguel Rojas is filling in at shortstop and batting eighth Saturday against Reds right-hander Robert Stephenson. Saturday, 1:19 pm
    Player Note
    JT Riddle Mia - 2B,SS
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • Merrifield has walk-off sac fly
    Whit Merrifield delivered a walk-off sacrifice fly in the 10th inning as part of Friday’s 7-6 victory over the White Sox.

    Advice: The game-winner was set up after Tyler Clippard walked Jorge Bonifacio to load the bases. Merrifield drove in three runs on the day, including a two-run double. He also swiped a base, which gives him 16 steals overall. Locked in as the Royals’ primary leadoff hitter, the 28-year-old is a useful and versatile option in deeper mixed fantasy leagues. Friday, 10:08 pm
  • Gennett doubles, walks against Marlins
    Scooter Gennett went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk in Friday’s loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: The Reds managed just four hits on the night, with the lone run scoring on a sacrifice fly from Billy Hamilton in the third inning. Gennett started at second base on Friday and should be locked in there if the Reds end up trading All-Star shortstop Zack Cozart this month. Jose Peraza would simply slide over to shortstop. Friday, 9:20 pm
  • Brandon Phillips (hamstring) sits on Friday
    Brandon Phillips (hamstring) is not in the Braves starting lineup on Friday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Phillips is still a little sore after leaving Thursday's game with a tight right hamstring. He is available off the bench as a pinch hitter though. Look for him to return to the lineup on Saturday. Friday, 4:56 pm
  • Dilson Herrera having shoulder examined
    Dilson Herrera will have his nagging right shoulder issue examined next week.

    Advice: Herrera has had a shoulder problem dating back to spring training, and more recently the Reds are getting worried that the injury could be serious. It seems to have affected him at the plate, as he's hit a disappointing .264/.312/.397 at Triple-A Louisville. We'll obviously find out more about Herrera's status after he's examined. Friday, 2:09 pm
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    4:10 pm @Cle
  • 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
  • Brandon Phillips exits with hamstring injury
    Brandon Phillips left Thursday's game against the Dodgers with right hamstring tightness.

    Advice: Johan Camargo replaced Phillips at second base with Dansby Swanson taking Camargo's place at shortstop. Phillips went 1-for-3 with a triple before exiting in the sixth inning. The 36-year-old seems to get hurt all the time but his injuries are always minor. Consider him day-to-day. Thursday, 9:24 pm
  • Merrifield hits eighth homer against Tigers
    Whit Merrifield went 2-for-6 with a home run and two runs scored in Thursday's lopsided win over the Tigers.

    Advice: Merrifield socked a solo homer in the sixth inning, his eighth home run of the year. The 28-year-old has been on a tear during a seven-game hitting streak, going 11-for-30 with six extra-base hits during that time. On the year, Merrifield is hitting a healthy .290/.330/.468 with those eight homers, 35 RBI, 37 runs scored and 15 steals. Thursday, 8:58 pm
  • 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
  • Jonathan Villar goes 2-for-5
    Jonathan Villar, who didn't start Tuesday or Wednesday, went 2-for-5 as the Brewers' leadoff man Thursday.

    Advice: Unfortunately, he was caught stealing on his steal attempt. Villar is hitting .250 with a .286 OBP in 72 at-bats since coming off the disabled list last month. It looked like he'd reclaim that starting job at second base when he played well in his first few games back, but he's just treading water now. Thursday, 1:11 pm
  • Wilmer Flores homers in Mets' comeback
    Wilmer Flores delivered a pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning Thursday as part of the Mets' 3-2 win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Flores' homer tied the game off Brett Cecil. The Mets went on to win it in the ninth when Jose Reyes was credited with a game-ending infield single after Trevor Rosenthal failed to cover first base. Flores was on the bench today for the sixth time in seven games since the second half started. The Mets prefer T.J. Rivera at third base at the moment. Thursday, 12:39 pm
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B
    7:10 pm @SD
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Yanks DFA Rob Refsnyder and Ji-Man Choi
    Yankees designated INF/OF Rob Refsnyder for assignment.

    Advice: Ji-Man Choi was also put on waivers Wednesday as the Yankees cleared roster space for trade acquisitions Todd Frazier, David Robertson, and Tommy Kahnle. Refsnyder holds a poor .241/.312/.332 career batting line in 94 games at the major league level, but he was a well-regarded prospect not long ago and should find interest from other teams on the waiver wire. Wednesday, 8:57 am
    Player Note
    Rob Refsnyder Tor - 1B,2B,RF
    Not Active
    4:07 pm vs Oak
  • Brandon Phillips out of lineup Wednesday
    Brandon Phillips is getting the day off Wednesday afternoon against the Cubs.

    Advice: Sean Rodriguez will start at second base and bat seventh versus Cubs left-hander Mike Montgomery. This looks to be a routine breather for Phillips, who turned 36 years old three weeks ago. Wednesday, 7:23 am
  • Johan Camargo records multi-hit game
    Johan Camargo finished with a pair of singles across four at-bats in Tuesday's loss against the Cubs.

    Advice: The two knocks were nice, but Camargo was also charged with an error for booting a ground ball in the field. Still, his .328 average is really nice and that's what scores fantasy points. He has recorded six multi-hit games over his past 10 outings. Wednesday, 12:51 am
    Player Note
    Johan Camargo Atl - 2B,3B,SS
    6:40 pm @Ari
  • 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
  • Chris Taylor goes 4-for-5 in win
    Chris Taylor went 4-for-5 with a double and a steal versus the White Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: He scored the only run of the game for either team. Taylor is playing well again of late after struggling to hit for average in June; he's batting .408 with a homer, two triples and four doubles in 49 at-bats during July. Tuesday, 8:49 pm
    Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,3B,SS,LF,CF
    7:10 pm vs Min
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jonathan Villar swipes bag, fans three times
    Jonathan Villar went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts and a steal in Sunday's loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: Not the best of days at the office for Villar, though he did come up with his 17th steal of the season in the contest. He does not figure to approach the operatic high that were his 62 steals last season, but remains an ever-constant threat for theft when he reaches base. That does happen on occasion, but the speedy second baseman is hitting just .221/.287/.351 in 276 at-bats this season. Jul 16, 2:52 pm
  • Gennett drives in three in loss to Nationals
    Scooter Gennett went 2-for-5 with three RBI in the Reds' loss to the Nationals on Sunday.

    Advice: Gennett drove in a run on a groundout in the bottom of the third inning and he added RBI singles in the fifth and seventh, but Cincinnati ultimately fell 14-4. The 27-year-old second baseman continues to surprise, now with a .312/.364/.606 batting line and 54 RBI in 75 games. He has already reached a new career-high in homers with 16. Jul 16, 2:12 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
  • 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
  • Gennett homers, drives in four against Nats
    Scooter Gennett homered and drove in four runs in a loss to the Nationals on Saturday.

    Advice: Gennett and the Reds had no answers for Nationals starter Max Scherzer, but the club pounded out seven runs against a beleaguered Nats bullpen. That included Gennett's three-run homer in the ninth inning, his 16th of the year. That's already a career-best for the 27-year-old, who has found new life in Cincinnati after being cast off by the Brewers. Gennett is batting a robust .310/.364/.610 in 74 games overall this year. Jul 15, 9:24 pm
  • Phillips goes 3-for-5 with a home run on Sat.
    Brandon Phillips went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: He swatted a solo home run in the third inning off starter Patrick Corbin, then roped an RBI double in the fifth. Phillips has a .284 batting average with eight home runs, 44 runs scored and 32 RBI in 82 games. He has stolen seven bases in 11 attempts. Jul 15, 9:14 pm
  • Dozier goes 2-for-4 with a solo bomb Saturday
    Brian Dozier led off the game with a home run and finished 2-for-4 in Saturday's win over the Astros.

    Advice: He started the game with a bang against Joe Musgrove. It was his 15th bomb of the year. He has a .247 batting average with 46 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 385 plate appearances. Jul 15, 8:06 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
  • Gonzalez has three hits, HR in win
    Marwin Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored against the Twins on Friday.

    Advice: Gonzalez drove in a run with a single in the Astros’ eight-run second inning and slugged a solo homer in his next at-bat in the third. He’s now driven in at least one run in eight straight games. The biggest surprise in the Astros’ lethal attack, Gonzalez is batting .314/.395/.590 with 17 home runs and 55 RBI through 72 games. Jul 14, 10:27 pm
    Player Note
    Marwin González Hou - 1B,2B,3B,SS,LF
    4:05 pm @Phi
  • Dozier homers, drives in four vs. Astros
    Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI against the Astros on Friday.

    Advice: Dozier set a new franchise record with his 21st career leadoff home run in this one. He also had a bases-clearing double in the fourth inning, but his hitting exploits weren’t enough to save the Twins on this night. Coming off a 42-homer campaign, Dozier is batting .244/.329/.429 with 14 home runs, 45 RBI, 10 steals, and 40 runs scored through 82 games. Jul 14, 10:26 pm
  • Ben Zobrist goes deep in win against Orioles
    Ben Zobrist went 2-for-4 including a home run and a double as the Cubs topped the Orioles on Friday night in Baltimore.

    Advice: Zobrist crushed a two-run homer off of Kevin Gausman in the second inning that increased the Cubs' early lead to 6-0. He also drew a walk in the ballgame, reaching base safely three times while scoring twice. Even with the strong night though, Zobrist is hitting a disappointing .220/.313/.388 with eight homers and 25 RBI on the year. Jul 14, 8:40 pm
    New Player Note
    Ben Zobrist ChC - 2B,LF,RF
    Top 2, 0-0 vs CWS
  • Rob Refsnyder optioned to Triple-A
    Yankees optioned INF/OF Rob Refsnyder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Refsnyder has played sparingly in his multiple stints in the majors this season, hitting just .135/.200/.216. He'll return to a .309/.399/.455 line at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Jul 14, 1:32 pm
    Player Note
    Rob Refsnyder Tor - 1B,2B,RF
    Not Active
    4:07 pm vs Oak
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