Player Notes

  • Goes yard in blowout loss
    Contreras went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's 14-1 loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Contreras provided a positive start for the Cardinals with his first-inning blast, but it quickly went off the rails for the home team after that. The catcher saw his 11-game hitting streak end Monday, but he's still been one of the Cardinals' most consistent bats so far. He's slashing .292/.418/.523 with three homers, eight RBI, 10 runs scored, six doubles and a stolen base over 19 contests. Manager Oliver Marmol has committed to getting both Contreras and Ivan Herrera regular at-bats, so they have often shared catcher and designated hitter in recent weeks. Yesterday, 9:53 pm
  • Keeps raking
    Raleigh went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run during Tuesday's 4-0 win against the Rangers.

    Advice: Raleigh tagged Dane Dunning for a two-run shot in the first inning to plate J.P. Crawford, marking the fourth long ball of his last five appearances. During that stretch, Raleigh is batting .474 with nine RBI, five runs scored and three multi-hit games. Yesterday, 9:47 pm
  • Gary Sánchez homers in loss
    Gary Sánchez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a loss to the Pirates on Tuesday.

    Advice: Sánchez got the Brewers on the board in the eighth inning with a 432-foot shot that left the bat at 113.5 mph. It was his second home run on the season, and the veteran is hitting just .167/.211/.361. Considering William Contreras rarely sits, Sánchez is not a recommended play in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld Yesterday, 6:17 pm
  • Undergoes thumb operation
    Alvarez (thumb) underwent surgery on his left thumb Tuesday, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.

    Advice: Alvarez was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a torn UCL in his left thumb and he will now officially begin the road to recovery. The Mets said Tuesday that the catcher is expected to miss eight weeks of action while recovering from the surgery, likely sidelining Alvarez until late June. In the meantime, Omar Narvaez and Tomas Nido will continue to split the work behind the plate for New York. Yesterday, 4:48 pm
  • Day off Tuesday
    Jansen isn't in Toronto's lineup for Tuesday's game aganist the Royals.

    Advice: Jansen will get a breather after going 1-for-4 with a double during Monday's series opener. Alejandro Kirk will step in as the Jays' catcher and bat seventh. Yesterday, 2:12 pm
  • Pushes average back up to .318
    O'Hoppe went 3-for-4 with a run in Monday's loss to Baltimore.

    Advice: O'Hoppe batted out of the No. 7 slot in the lineup and accounted for one of the team's two runs and for three of the team's eight hits. The backstop notched his fifth multi-hit game of the season and got his season batting average back up to .318 after a recent 2-for-18 skid. O'Hoppe also has two homers, seven RBI and eight runs over 74 plate appearances. Yesterday, 2:00 pm
  • Starting rehab assignment
    Ruiz (illness) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Harrisburg on Tuesday, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.

    Advice: Ruiz will be with Harrisburg for a couple days before being activated from the injured list, likely on Friday when the Nationals begin a road trip. He hasn't played in two weeks due to a stomach bug which caused him to lose nearly 20 pounds. Riley Adams has been filling in as the Nats' primary catcher. Yesterday, 1:39 pm
  • Out with strained hamstring
    The Red Sox placed Heineman on the 10-day injured list Monday, retroactive to April 22, with a right hamstring strain.

    Advice: Heineman evidently must have suffered the injury during Sunday's game against the Pirates. He'll be eligible to return in early May but isn't a given to be back on the big-league roster once he's healthy, as the Red Sox might send him to Triple-A Worcester instead. Yesterday, 12:04 pm
  • Out of Tuesday's lineup
    Davis is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Brewers, Kevin Gorman of reports.

    Advice: Davis is 2-for-19 with eight strikeouts over his past six games and will sit Tuesday for the third time in Pittsburgh's last four contests. The young catcher has a .510 OPS for the season and could be in danger of losing his roster spot when Yasmani Grandal (foot) completes his rehab assignment. Joey Bart is starting behind the plate and batting eighth Tuesday. Yesterday, 11:53 am