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  • Sanchez has two hits, homer in blowout win
    Yolmer Sanchez went 2-for-4 and homered in a rout of the Athletics on Sunday.

    Advice: The homer gives Sanchez five on the season, as he took Liam Hendriks deep in the sixth with no one on. It's been an inconsistent season for the 25-year-old infielder, but there have been moments -- such as Sunday -- where he's looked like a competent infielder. With a .255/.303/.411 line, however, he doesn't offer much option in all but the deepest of mixed leagues. Today, 2:28 pm
  • Moncada drives in six in rout over A's
    Yoan Moncada went 2-for-4 with a homer and six RBI in a rout of the Athletics on Sunday.

    Advice: Three of the RBI came on a homer off of Liam Hendriks, and it gives the switch-hitting infielder 10 on the season. He also drove in three runs on a bases-loaded double, which ups his RBI total to 32 in his 69 games. There has been more good than bad for Moncada in 2018, as his line still sits at a disappointing .228/.299/.408. The long-term value is still there, but he's tough to trust as a fantasy option for the remainder of the year. Today, 2:24 pm
  • Hernandez hits two of Dodgers’ seven HR
    Enrique Hernandez popped two of the Dodgers’ seven home runs in Sunday’s extra-innings win over the Mets.

    Advice: Hernandez went deep off of Jerry Blevins to lead off the game and Max Muncy followed with a dinger of his own. He then homered off of Chris Beck in the sixth inning and also added a third run scored after singling in the eighth. Hernandez now has a career-high 12 longballs this season over 69 games after he went deep 11 times across 140 contests last year. Today, 2:06 pm
    New Player Note
    Kiké Hernández LAD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
  • Albies has three hits in win over Orioles
    Ozzie Albies went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in a 7-3 victory over the Orioles on Sunday.

    Advice: Albies now has seven hits in his last two games, and it appears his struggles are starting to come to a close. The 21-year-old infielder now has a .264 average on the season, and while he's not showing the same power stroke he did to start the year, he still has his slugging percentage of .492. The future is exceptionally bright for Albies, but he can still help your squad in 2018 as well. Today, 1:36 pm
  • Ramirez continues strong run with three hits
    Jose Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a homer in a victory over the Tigers on Sunday.

    Advice: The homer gives Ramirez 23 on the season. He also walked, and his OPS is up to an outstanding 1.018. Any thoughts that Ramirez was a one-year wonder should be put to the side now, as this is a year and a half of being one of the best hitters in baseball right now. He's also 12-for-14 in steals to go along with his .296/.402/.616 line over 75 games, so he's helping you in every facet of the game. Today, 1:24 pm
  • Jesmuel Valentin goes on paternity leave
    Phillies placed INF Jesmuel Valentin on the paternity leave list.

    Advice: He'll be away for 1-3 games. Dylan Cozens has been activated from the DL to take Valentin's roster spot. Today, 12:33 pm
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  • Tyler Saladino (ankle) nears rehab assignment
    Tyler Saladino (ankle) is making "very good progress" and is close to beginning a rehab assignment, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Sunday.

    Advice: Saladino has been out since late May with a sprained left ankle. "He is taking big steps every day now, so we’re closing in on looking at setting a date for sending him out to rehab," Counsell said. Today, 9:58 am
    10-Day DL
  • Chris Taylor (hamstring) held out Sunday
    Chris Taylor (hamstring) remained out of the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's now missed three straight starts with a tight left hamstring. Taylor did come off the bench to deliver a two-run double Saturday, so odds are he won't miss many (if any) more starts. Enrique Hernandez is at shortstop for the third day in a row. Today, 8:33 am
    New Player Note
    Chris Taylor LAD - 2B,SS,OF
  • Phil Gosselin designated for assignment
    Braves designated INF/OF Phil Gosselin for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Evan Phillips. Gosselin can declare free agency if he clears waivers. Today, 8:04 am
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  • Pat Valaika recalled from Triple-A
    Rockies recalled INF Pat Valaika from Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Valaika has batted an ugly .120/.185/.173 in the majors this season. He'll back up all over the infield. Today, 6:14 am
    New Player Note
    Pat Valaika Col - 1B,2B,3B,SS
  • Tzu-Wei Lin strikes out twice against M's
    Tzu-Wei Lin went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: Lin was called up as temporary replacement for Xander Bogaerts, who sustained a sprained right index finger on a slide during Friday's contest. He drew the start at shortstop and led off for the Sox on Saturday, but was unable to provide anything remotely resembling a spark. With his 0-for-4 performance on the evening, he's now just 6-for-36 (.166) in 15 games with the big league club this season. Bogaerts is expected to be able to start on Sunday, presumably meaning that Lin will be heading back to Triple-A shortly. Yesterday, 7:21 pm
    New Player Note
    Tzu-Wei Lin Bos - 2B,3B,SS
  • Miller drives in a run in first Brewers game
    Brad Miller went 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI in his first game as a Brewer on Saturday.

    Advice: He was called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs before the game. He laced a single that plated Lorenzo Cain in the first inning. Miller was cut loose by the Rays earlier this year despite hitting fairly well. On the season he now has a .259/.328/.430 slash line with five homers and 22 RBI in 49 games. Yesterday, 5:37 pm
  • Dietrich swats solo tater in win over Rockies
    Derek Dietrich went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk during a win over the Rockies on Saturday.

    Advice: That makes homers on back-to-back days for the hot-hitting outfielder. The 28-year-old is having the best season of his career and is on pace to set career highs pretty much across the board. He has a .292 batting average with 10 home runs, 27 RBI and 35 runs scored in 72 games. Yesterday, 3:39 pm
    Player Note
    Derek Dietrich Mia - 1B,2B,3B,OF
  • Josh Harrison not in Pirates lineup Saturday
    Josh Harrison is not in the Pirates' starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: It's just a routine day off to keep the veteran infielder fresh. Sean Rodriguez is starting in his place at second base and batting eighth for the Pirates against Zack Greinke and the D'Backs. Yesterday, 12:03 pm
    Player Note
    Josh Harrison Pit - 2B,3B,OF
  • Pirates option Adam Frazier back to Triple-A
    Pirates optioned INF/OF Adam Frazier to Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: Frazier was only with the club for a couple of days to provide depth while Corey Dickerson was away on family medical emergency leave. He'll continue to hone his craft at Triple-A until he's summoned again. Yesterday, 11:38 am
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  • Jose Peraza not in Reds lineup on Saturday
    Jose Peraza is not in the Reds' starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Cubs.

    Advice: It looks to be a routine day off for the speedy shortstop who swiped three bases in Friday's game. Alex Blandino will start in his place at shortstop and bat leadoff against Luke Farrell and the Cubs on Saturday. Yesterday, 10:00 am
  • Javier Baez not in Cubs lineup on Saturday
    Javier Baez is absent from the Cubs' starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: With no known injury issues at play, it looks to be just a regular day of rest for Baez. Ben Zobrist is starting in his place at second base and batting third for the Cubs on Saturday against the Reds. Yesterday, 8:59 am
  • Eduardo Escobar returns to Twins lineup
    As expected, Eduardo Escobar returned to the Twins' starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers.

    Advice: Escobar was held out of Friday's lineup due to an elbow contusion, but did appear in the game as a pinch hitter and remain to play an inning in the field. He's starting at third base and batting third for the Twins against Yovani Gallardo and the Rangers on Saturday. Yesterday, 8:53 am
    Player Note
    Eduardo Escobar Min - 2B,3B,SS
  • Mondesi steals base Friday vs. Astros
    Adalberto Mondesi went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored Friday against the Astros.

    Advice: It was his second steal in as many games. Mondesi made the start at shortstop Friday while Alcides Escobar made his first ever start in center field. The 22-year-old speedster is expected to play four or five days per week as the Royals look to the future. He still needs to prove he can hit in the majors, but there’s no question about his ability on the basepaths. Keep an eye on him in deeper fantasy leagues. Friday, 10:16 pm
  • Tigers option Ronny Rodriguez to Triple-A
    Tigers optioned INF Ronny Rodriguez to Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: The 26-year-old struggled in his limited time with the Tigers, slashing just .083/.115/.083 with an 8/1 K/BB ratio in 26 plate appearances. He'll continue to function as organizational infield depth. Friday, 9:14 pm
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