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  • George Springer leaves game with sore quad
    George Springer departed Monday's game against the Phillies with discomfort in his left quad.

    Advice: It's unclear when Springer suffered the injury or whether it could potentially be more than a day-to-day situation. The Astros will have an update on their star outfielder after the game. Rotoworld.com 32 minutes ago
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  • Trayce Thompson optioned to Triple-A
    Dodgers optioned OF Trayce Thompson to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Thompson has hit only .116/.208/.279 over 19 games in the majors this season. He'll return to a .211/.273/.377 line at Oklahoma City. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:43 pm
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  • Adam Engel belts third home run
    Adam Engel singled and smacked a solo homer in Monday's win over the Cubs.

    Advice: The longball came in the sixth inning off of Justin Grimm and landed a few rows into the bleachers in left-center field. It's the third home run of the season for Engel, who has been the White Sox' regular center fielder with Leury Garcia (finger) sidelined. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:07 pm
  • Jon Jay goes 4-for-4 in Cubs' loss
    Jon Jay had a double and three singles in a 4-for-4 afternoon Monday against the White Sox.

    Advice: He was the only Cub to tally multiple hits against Miguel Gonzalez and the White Sox bullpen. His playing time has been hit-or-miss, but Jay has quietly put together a nice season on the north side of Chicago, sporting a .304/.382/.398. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:01 pm
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  • Gerardo Parra (calf) returns to lineup
    Gerardo Parra (calf) is back in the Rockies' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Parra didn't start the last two games in part due to a bruised right calf. Ian Desmond is sitting out while the red-hot Parra handles left field. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:00 pm
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    Gerardo Parra Col - 1B,LF,CF,RF
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  • J.D. Martinez (hand) back in lineup Monday
    J.D. Martinez (hand) is back in the Diamondbacks' lineup Monday.

    Advice: It's his first start since he was hit on the left hand with a pitch last Wednesday. Martinez is in right field and batting fifth against R.A. Dickey and the Braves. Daily Slant: Martinez actually has the biggest track record against R.A. Dickey on the Arizona side, as he's faced him 14 times and has racked up a .286 ISO (1 HR) over that span with one strikeout. BvP is a polarizing topic in baseball, but when it comes to knuckeballers the data is a bit more well received. Martinez enters play tonight with an elite 46.6 hard% against RHP. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:48 pm
  • Stephen Piscotty (groin) does some running
    Stephen Piscotty (groin) did some running pre-game on Monday.

    Advice: Piscotty won't be activated from the disabled list when first eligible Tuesday as initially hoped, but it sounds like he's coming along. That said, a revised timetable for him hasn't been revealed yet. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:39 pm
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  • Altherr (hamstring) aims for late-week return
    Aaron Altherr (hamstring) expects to return from the disabled list by the end of the week.

    Advice: Altherr is eligible to return on Tuesday, but he needs a little more time. Howie Kendrick figures to slide into a utility role once he's ready to return. Of course, Kendrick is likely to be traded soon. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:51 pm
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  • Rays release Rickie Weeks
    Rays activated 1B/DH Rickie Weeks from the 10-day disabled list; released him.

    Advice: The Rays ultimately opted to keep Trevor Plouffe over Weeks. The 34-year-old Weeks has been sidelined since early June with a right shoulder impingement and owns an underwhelming .216/.321/.340 batting line over 37 games this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:28 pm
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  • Duvall not in lineup Monday
    Adam Duvall is not in Monday's lineup against the Indians.

    Advice: No word of an injury, so he could just be getting a breather. Patrick Kivlehan will get a start in left field. Scooter Gennett will serve as the designated hitter under AL rules. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:03 pm
  • A's option Olson to Triple-A
    Athletics optioned 1B/OF Matt Olson to Triple-A.

    Advice: Olson served as an extra bench player during the A's interleague weekend series against the Mets. He went 1-for-2 with a single and a strikeout in his return to the majors. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:33 am
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  • Bruce, Grandy not attracting much interest
    Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports that the Mets haven't received much interest in outfielders Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson.

    Advice: Feinsand provides that tidbit while mentioning that the Mets are getting hits on Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Lucas Duda. Bruce owns an .852 OPS with 25 homers this season, but he's below-average defensively and power isn't hard to find right now. The 30-year-old is due to become a free agent this winter. It doesn't sound like the Mets should expect much in return via trade. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:28 am
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  • Three hits for Tapia
    Rockies outfielder Raimel Tapia went 3-for-5 on Sunday for Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Tapia also scored two runs. Tapia has been a victim of the glut of outfielders in the Colorado system, but it's clear that he's ready to be an everyday player. It may not be as a member of the Rockies -- and it'd be nice to get the value of Coors Field -- but he's good enough with the bat to hit anywhere. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:18 am
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    Raimel Tapia Col - LF,CF,RF
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  • Pirates leaning against trading McCutchen
    Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Pirates are leaning against trading Andrew McCutchen.

    Advice: It's not a big surprise, as the Pirates are still within spitting distance in the National League Central. While McCutchen should stick around past the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, Biertempfel hears that the club has given him no indication that they'll pick up his $14.75 million club option for 2018. Given the way he has bounced back at the plate, it's an inevitability, even if he ends up a trade chip over the winter. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:52 am
  • Lewis homers twice
    Mariners prospect Kyle Lewis homered twice on Sunday for High-A Modesto.

    Advice: It's the fourth homer of the season for Lewis, which is much more impressive when you keep in mind that he's only played in 16 games. With Tyler O'Neill now in St. Louis, Lewis is clearly the top prospect in the Seattle system. He can hit for average, power, and isn't a clog on the bases. Assuming he can stay healthy, he could be playing in the Seattle outfield before the end of next season. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:51 am
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  • Piscotty (groin) won't be ready Tuesday
    Stephen Piscotty (groin) won't be ready to return from the disabled list when he's first eligible on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Cardinals originally hoped that Piscotty would only have to miss the minimum after he went down with a right groin strain, but progress has been slow. He's set to be reevaluated during the Cardinals' homestand this week. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:44 am
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  • Lewis homers twice
    Mariners prospect Kyle Lewis homered twice on Sunday for High-A Modesto.

    Advice: It's the fourth homer of the season for Lewis, which is much more impressive when you keep in mind that he's only played in 16 games. With Tyler O'Neill now in St. Louis, Lewis is clearly the top prospect in the Seattle system. He can hit for average, power, and isn't a clog on the bases. Assuming he can stay healthy, he could be playing in the Seattle outfield before the end of next season. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:35 am
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  • Massive game for Jimenez
    White Sox prospect Eloy Jimenez went 5-for-6 with a homer on Sunday for High-A Winston Salem.

    Advice: The homer is the second since the trade, and he's now hitting .452 with an .816 slugging percentage with Winston Salem. He's just too good a hitter to be at the lower levels right now. The White Sox should give him a chance to face Double-A pitching before the end of the year. He'll be hitting in Chicago before the end of 2018, and hitting well. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:04 am
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:39 am
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    Taylor Motter Sea - 1B,2B,SS,LF
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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. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:53 am
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:56 am
  • Adams launches game-tying homer off Jansen
    Matt Adams clocked a game-tying three-run home run off Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning of Sunday's 10-inning loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Adams stepped to the plate with two out and two on against Kenley Jansen, then did the unthinkable by socking a three-run home run to tie the game at 4-4. The Braves would go on to lose in 10 innings. For the season as a whole, Adams is hitting .288/.333/.560 with 16 homers and 47 RBI in 84 games between the Cardinals and Braves. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:18 pm
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    Matt Adams Atl - 1B,LF
    6:40 pm @Ari
     
  • Adam Engel plates three in loss to Royals
    Adam Engel delivered a three-run double as the White Sox fell to the Royals on Sunday afternoon in Kansas City.

    Advice: Engel's bases-clearing double tied the game at 3-3 in the fourth inning, and he scored the go-ahead run on Jose Abreu's double later in the frame. He finished the day 1-for-4 and is hitting .228/.304/.337 with eight RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:33 pm
  • Hamilton steals two more bases vs. Marlins
    Billy Hamilton finished 3-for-4 with two stolen bases, an RBI, and a run scored Sunday in the Reds' 6-3 defeat of the Marlins.

    Advice: Hamilton has pushed his stolen-base total to 43, by far the highest number in the major leagues. The 26-year-old speedster is on pace for a career-best 71 thefts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:31 pm
  • Franchy Cordero optioned to Triple-A
    Padres optioned OF Franchy Cordero to Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Cordero was recalled when Manny Margot went on paternity leave, but Margot is back. He's struggled since a hot start in the majors. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:35 am
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:30 am
  • Yoenis Cespedes not in Sunday's lineup
    Yoenis Cespedes is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a routine day off. The Mets also have Asdrubal Cabrera on the bench, as they're going with Michael Conforto, Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce in the outfield, T.J. Rivera at second base and Wilmer Flores at third. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:52 am
  • George Springer sitting out on Sunday
    George Springer is not in the Astros' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a rare day off for Springer. Carlos Beltran is also getting a breather, as Evan Gattis, Nori Aoki and Jake Marisnick are all receiving starts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:39 am
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  • Brock Holt continues to struggle
    Brock Holt was hitless over three at-bats with a strikeout in Saturday's road loss against the Angels.

    Advice: Holt continues to have difficulties at the plate, posting a .175 average overall on the season. He has just five hits across 25 at-bats (.200) in eight games since coming off the 10-day disabled list July 16 after a bout with vertigo. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:34 am
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    Brock Holt Bos - 3B,LF
    7:10 pm @Sea
     
  • Starling Marte collects three hits in loss
    Starling Marte posted three singles and an RBI across five at-bats in Saturday's loss in Colorado while also adding a stolen base.

    Advice: Marte managed just two hits over 12 at-bats in his first three games back from an 80-game PED suspension. However, he has picked up the pace in Denver, going 5-for-10 (.500) in the first two games to raise his average 36 points to a more respectable .263. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:05 am
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  • Hamilton goes 2-for-5 with a run and a steal
    Billy Hamilton went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored during Saturday's loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: In the first inning he reached base on an infield single and took second on a wild throw. He then stole third base and scored on a base-loaded walk by Adam Duvall. Hamilton has been hitting better of late. His 41 stolen bases lead the major leagues by a comfortable margin. He has a .253 batting average with two home runs, 24 RBI and 60 runs scored. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:14 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. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:58 pm
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    Marwin González Hou - 1B,2B,3B,SS,LF
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  • Bruce hits two-run homer in win over A's
    Jay Bruce hit a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Athletics.

    Advice: Bruce did his damage against a fellow southpaw, taking A's starter Sean Manaea out for the two-run bomb in the sixth inning. The dinger was his 25th home run of the year. With 10 days until the trading deadline, the 30-year-old will surely remain in the news as a possible trade target for a contending club. Bruce is hitting .263/.327/.528 on the year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:10 pm
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  • McCutchen knocks in three over Rockies
    Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-4 with three RBI, two walks, and three runs scored in Friday’s blowout 13-5 win over the Rockies.

    Advice: McCutchen delivered with RBI singles in the fourth, fifth, and seventh innings. This was his first multi-hit game since July 7. The red-hot Pirates have won six straight games and now sit two games back in the NL Central and 6 1/2 games back for a Wild Card spot. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:47 pm
  • Matt Adams not in Braves lineup on Friday
    Matt Adams is absent from the Braves' starting lineup for Friday night's showdown against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Adams will get a breather with All-Star southpaw Alex Wood on the hill for the Braves. Freddie Freeman is sliding over to start at first base while Sean Rodriguez starts at the hot corner. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:14 pm
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    Matt Adams Atl - 1B,LF
    6:40 pm @Ari
     
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:11 pm
  • Matt Olson recalled from Triple-A
    Athletics recalled 1B/OF Matt Olson from Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Olson has batted .184/.310/.449 with four homers over 49 at-bats during his time in the majors this season. He should get some chances in right field. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:02 am
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:29 am
  • Hamilton goes 3-for-6 with a stolen base Wed.
    Billy Hamilton went 3-for-6 with two runs scored and a stolen base in a win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He reached base on an infield single in the first inning, stole second and scored on a Zack Cozart single. He singled again in the third inning and was caught trying to steal another base right before a Cozart home run. He singled yet again in the bottom of the 11th and ended up scoring the winning run on an Adam Duvall single to right. Hamilton has been hot of late, boosting his line to .253/.304/.335 with two home runs and 23 RBI. He has scored 59 runs and leads the majors with 40 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:16 pm
  • Cespedes goes 2-for-4 with two RBI, two runs
    Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Cardinals on Wednesday.

    Advice: He laced an RBI single to left in the first inning and drove in another run with a double in the second frame. Cespedes missed about six weeks of the season with various leg injuries and has played in only 47 games so far in the 2017 campaign. He has hit well when active, slashing .277/.330/.491 with nine homers and 22 RBI. He hit 31 and 35 home runs the last two seasons and is a good bet to have a strong second half. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:16 pm
  • Olney: Braves not planning on shopping Adams
    Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Braves are telling teams that they have no plans to trade Matt Adams.

    Advice: That does not mean that Adams is guaranteed to remain with the Braves, but it sounds like the team is very comfortable with him remaining on roster. This season, the 28-year-old first baseman is hitting .286/.333/.554 with 15 home runs and 43 RBI in 231 at-bats between the Cardinals and Braves. Adams is under team control through the 2018 season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:18 pm
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    Matt Adams Atl - 1B,LF
    6:40 pm @Ari
     
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:55 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:43 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. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:14 pm
  • Padres recall Franchy Cordero from El Paso
    Padres recalled OF Franchy Cordero from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Cordero batted .313/.371/.563 over his first 70 plate appearances with the Padres earlier this season before going hitless (with 17 strikeouts) over his next 24 plate appearances. The 22-year-old outfielder probably won't hold significant fantasy value in his second stay at the major league level. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:44 am
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  • Gerardo Parra stays hot with three more hits
    Gerardo Parra finished 3-for-3 with a double, two walks, three runs scored and an RBI in Tuesday's victory against San Diego.

    Advice: Parra has been on fire since returning from the 10-day disabled list on July 7, posting six multi-hit games in eight outings, including two or more hits in each of his past three starts. He also has at least one RBI in each of his eight games since his return. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:29 pm
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    Gerardo Parra Col - 1B,LF,CF,RF
    5:08 pm @StL
     
  • Gerardo Parra stays hot with three more hits
    Gerardo Parra finished 3-for-3 with a double, two walks, three runs scored and an RBI in Tuesday's victory against San Diego.

    Advice: Parra has been on fire since returning from the 10-day disabled list on July 7, posting six multi-hit games in eight outings, including two or more hits in each of his past three starts. He also has at least one RBI in each of his eight games since his return. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:29 pm
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    Gerardo Parra Col - 1B,LF,CF,RF
    5:08 pm @StL
     
  • Marte singles, scores in return to action
    Starling Marte went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in his return from suspension Tuesday against the Brewers.

    Advice: Marte singled in his second at-bat and walked and scored in the Pirates' decisive four-run sixth inning. It was the first game back from an 80-game suspension for performance-enhancing drug use levied in mid-April. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle wasted no time getting the 28-year-old into the mix, batting him leadoff in his return to the lineup, and Marte should once again be one of the game's more dynamic offensive players in short order. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:31 pm
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  • Cordero to be recalled on Wednesday
    Franchy Cordero will be recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday.

    Advice: Cordero has been raking at Triple-A, and he got off to a great start with San Diego upon his first first promotion in late May before absolutely cratering in June. The 22-year-old outfielder is an iffy fantasy bet for the stretch run. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:30 pm
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  • Weeks (shoulder) set for rehab games
    Rickie Weeks (shoulder) is set to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Weeks has missed over a month with a right shoulder impingement. He'll probably remain in the minor leagues through the weekend. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:08 pm
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  • 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 MLB.com 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. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:07 pm
  • 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 MLB.com 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. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:30 pm
  • Rockies option Raimel Tapia back to AAA
    Rockies optioned OF Raimel Tapia to Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Tapia has posted a cool .314/.369/.480 batting line in 112 plate appearances this season at the major league level, but the Rockies needed to clear a 25-man roster spot for Tuesday's starter Antonio Senzatela and they're flush on outfielders. Tapia should be back relatively soon. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:07 pm
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    Raimel Tapia Col - LF,CF,RF
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  • Bucs' Marte reinstated from PED suspension
    Pirates activated OF Starling Marte from the restricted list.

    Advice: Marte has completed his 80-game suspension for PED use. He is in left field and batting leadoff for the Pirates on Tuesday in his first game back. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:54 pm
    7:15 pm @SF
     
  • Cespedes (hip) returns to Mets' lineup Monday
    Yoenis Cespedes (hip) has returned to the Mets' lineup for Monday's game against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Cespedes sat out Sunday's game after tweaking his right hip while attempting to make a sliding catch, but fortunately it's not anything serious. He'll hit third against Adam Wainwright. Rotoworld.com Jul 17, 12:13 pm
  • Altherr (hamstring) placed on disabled list
    Phillies placed OF Aaron Altherr on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 15, with a strained right hamstring.

    Advice: Altherr suffered the injury in Friday's loss to the Brewers. The Phillies figure to go with multiple options in the outfield during his absence, including Daniel Nava, Cameron Perkins, and Ty Kelly. Rotoworld.com Jul 17, 12:00 pm
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  • Two hits for Jimenez
    White Sox prospect Eloy Jimenez reached base four times on Sunday for High-A Winston Salem.

    Advice: It's only three games, but Jimenez is hitting .400/.571/.500 since coming over from the Cubs in the Jose Quintana trade. This was a tremendous get for the White Sox organization. The one thing missing in their farm system was a potential middle of the order bat. Bingo. Jimenez has a real chance to be the White Sox right fielder by this point in 2018. Rotoworld.com Jul 17, 10:41 am
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  • Hamilton not in Monday's lineup
    Billy Hamilton is not in Monday's lineup versus the Nationals.

    Advice: It sounds like a routine day off for the speedster. Scott Schebler will start in center field while Scooter Gennett will play right. Jose Peraza is hitting leadoff against Stephen Strasburg. Rotoworld.com Jul 17, 6:51 am
  • Altherr (hamstring) expected to go on DL
    Aaron Altherr (hamstring) is expected to be placed on the disabled list.

    Advice: It doesn't sound like it will happen until Monday, though. Altherr is sitting out a second straight game Sunday after strained his right hamstring Friday. Cesar Hernandez (oblique) looks to be in line to take his spot on the roster. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 9:06 am
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  • Yoenis Cespedes (hip) expected back Monday
    Mets manager Terry Collins expects Yoenis Cespedes (hip) to return to the lineup Monday.

    Advice: Cespedes left Saturday's game against the Rockies with a right hip injury and is sitting out Sunday, but he's available off the bench and it sounds like he'll miss just one start. Michael Conforto is in left field and Curtis Granderson is in center. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 7:54 am
  • Brock Holt activated from disabled list
    Red Sox activated INF/OF Brock Holt from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Holt is officially the 26th man for Sunday's doubleheader against the Yankees, but he'll stick around after that as long as his vertigo doesn't act up again. The utility player has missed most of the season with the ailment. Holt figures to see some starts at third base, at least until the Red Sox go out and trade for help at the hot corner. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 6:59 am
    Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 3B,LF
    7:10 pm @Sea
     
  • Piscotty (groin) due back when eligible
    Stephen Piscotty (groin) is expected to return from the disabled list when first eligible on July 25.

    Advice: Piscotty's right groin strain is considered mild, as he's expected to head out on a rehab assignment later this week. Jose Martinez and Mags Sierra will see time in right field over the next few days before Randal Grichuk (back) returns on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 6:35 am
    10-Day DL
    5:08 pm vs Col
     
  • Hamilton has three hits, steal against Nats
    Billy Hamilton went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in a loss to the Nationals on Saturday.

    Advice: Hamilton had a double off Nationals ace Max Scherzer among his three hits. The steal was his 39th of the year, best in the league. He's still not the prototypical leadoff hitter -- even with Saturday's good showing, Hamilton is batting .247/.300/.327 overall -- but fantasy owners could care less. Rotoworld.com Jul 15, 9:34 pm
  • Jay Bruce takes Tyler Chatwood downtown
    Jay Bruce managed just one hit over four at-bats in Saturday's game against the Rockies, but that hit was good for a three-run home run.

    Advice: Bruce smashed an offering from Tyler Chatwood into the seats, giving his team an early 3-0 to set the tone in the first inning. He has hit safely in six straight outings, third-longest of the season for the veteran. He'll look to keep it going against RHP Jeff Hoffman in Sunday's series final. Bruce has clubbed 20 of his 24 homers off of right-handed pitching this season. Rotoworld.com Jul 15, 7:32 pm
    7:10 pm @SD
     
  • Yoenis Cespedes leaves after awkward fall
    Yoenis Cespedes left Saturday's game against the Rockies with a hip injury.

    Advice: Cespedes landed awkwardly while diving on a bloop single by Nolan Arenado in the sixth inning. With Cespedes done for the night, Michael Conforto shifted from center field to left with Curtis Granderson coming in to play center. Cespedes, who has dealt with a laundry list of nagging injuries this year, went 1-for-3 with a single before exiting. He'll be reevaluated on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Jul 15, 7:23 pm
  • Aaron Altherr (hamstring) out versus Brewers
    Aaron Altherr (hamstring) is not in the Phillies' lineup Saturday against the Brewers.

    Advice: Altherr strained his hamstring in Friday night's loss. It doesn't look like he'll require a stint on the disabled list but may need a few days to heal up. In his place, Nick Williams will handle right field and bat seventh against Milwaukee hurler Jimmy Nelson. Rotoworld.com Jul 15, 1:13 pm
    10-Day DL
    Top 3, 1-3 vs Hou
     
  • Cardinals place Stephen Piscotty on 10-day DL
    Cardinals placed OF Stephen Piscotty on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain.

    Advice: Piscotty sustained the injury while making a throw from the outfield during Friday's game. Magneuris Sierra has been recalled to take his spot on the Cardinals' roster. Rotoworld.com Jul 15, 12:31 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:08 pm vs Col
     
  • Altherr day-to-day with mild hamstring strain
    Aaron Altherr is considered day-to-day after being diagnosed with a mild right hamstring strain.

    Advice: Altherr was forced to leave Friday's game after he pulled up lame at second base after slugging his second double of the night. Phillies' fans and fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief here that the injury wasn't anything more serious. Expect him to sit for a day or two, but avoid a trip to the disabled list. Rotoworld.com Jul 14, 10:58 pm
    10-Day DL
    Top 3, 1-3 vs Hou
     
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Jul 14, 10:27 pm
    Player Note
    Marwin González Hou - 1B,2B,3B,SS,LF
    Top 3, 3-1 @Phi
     
  • Cespedes has four-hit night vs. Rockies
    Yoenis Cespedes went 4-for-6 with an RBI single and a run scored in Friday’s blowout win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Cespedes appeared to have some extra pep in his step while amassing three singles and a double. The All-Star break was probably good for him. He ended the first half with a 2-for-23 slide, so this was nice to see. Rotoworld.com Jul 14, 8:29 pm
  • Parra has two hits against mets
    Gerardo Parra went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday’s loss to the Mets.

    Advice: He got the Rockies on the board in the first inning, but the Mets quickly pulled away in this one. Parra has been excellent when healthy this season, batting .339/.364/.503 with six homers and 34 RBI through 53 games. He’d be worth a pickup in deeper mixed fantasy leagues if the playing time was there, but this outfield is very crowded and fixes to get more complicated when Ian Desmond (calf) and David Dahl (rib cage) are deemed ready to return. Rotoworld.com Jul 14, 8:27 pm
    New Player Note
    Gerardo Parra Col - 1B,LF,CF,RF
    5:08 pm @StL
     
  • Piscotty leaves game with right groin strain
    Stephen Piscotty was removed from Friday's contest against the Pirates with a right groin strain.

    Advice: Piscotty suffered the injury while making a throw from the outfield. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but it's likely that he'll be heading to the disabled list. Rotoworld.com Jul 14, 7:43 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:08 pm vs Col
     
  • Stephen Piscotty departs with groin injury
    Stephen Piscotty was forced to leave Friday's game against the Pirates due to an apparent groin injury.

    Advice: Piscotty sustained the injury while making a throw from the outfield. The club should provide an update on the severity of the injury after the conclusion of the game. With Randal Grichuk already on the disabled list, the Cardinals can't afford to lose another outfielder for a substantial period of time. Rotoworld.com Jul 14, 7:17 pm
    10-Day DL
    5:08 pm vs Col
     
  • Aaron Altherr leaves game with leg injury
    Aaron Altherr was forced to leave Friday's game against the Brewers due to an apparent leg injury.

    Advice: Altherr doubled in the fifth inning but pulled up a bit lame into second base, then departed after a visit from the trainer. It would be a huge blow to the Phillies to lose him for any extended period of time. Rotoworld.com Jul 14, 6:42 pm
    10-Day DL
    Top 3, 1-3 vs Hou
     
  • Rickie Weeks (shoulder) nears rehab games
    Rickie Weeks (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham next week.

    Advice: Weeks has been out for the last five weeks with a right shoulder impingement. He should see starts against lefties once he returns. Rotoworld.com Jul 14, 10:06 am
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    Bot 3, 0-1 vs Bal
     
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