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  • Bryce Harper tossed for arguing balls/strikes
    Bryce Harper was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Brewers after arguing balls and strikes.

    Advice: After a borderline strike call, a peeved Harper struck out swinging in the eighth inning. The firey outfielder then proceeded to toss his bat, kick at the dirt and bark in the face of the home plate umpire. That is a no-no and Harper was tossed due to the tirade. The Nationals and Brewers were tied at 2-2 at the time of his ejection. Today, 6:42 pm
  • Ian Desmond (calf) not available on Wednesday
    Ian Desmond (calf) is not available for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Desmond required a stint on the disabled list for a right calf injury earlier this month, then came back after the All-Star break only to re-injure that same calf in Tuesday's game against the Cards. With a natural off day on Thursday, Desmond now has two days to rest up before the Rockies take on the Nationals for a three-game series this weekend. Today, 5:16 pm
  • Brandon Belt hits go-ahead RBI double
    Brandon Belt went 1-for-3 with a go-ahead RBI double in Wednesday's win over the Pirates.

    Advice: With the game tied at 1-1, Belt came through with an RBI double in the seventh inning to put the Giants ahead on their way to a 2-1 victory. The two-bagger was his 24th of the season. Overall, the first baseman is slashing .238/.352/.454 with 16 homers and 48 RBI. Today, 4:07 pm
  • Leury Garcia (finger) set for rehab games
    Leury Garcia (finger) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with the Arizona Rookie League White Sox on Wednesday.

    Advice: Garcia has been working out at the White Sox spring training facilities in Arizona. He has been out of action with a sprained finger on his left hand since June 16. This could potentially just be a short rehab assignment to get him up to speed. Barring a setback, he figures to rejoin the White Sox some time in the next week or so. Today, 2:34 pm
    10-Day DL
  • Michael Taylor (oblique) makes light tosses
    Michael Taylor (oblique) played catch in the outfield on Wednesday.

    Advice: Taylor could start taking some light swings before the end of the week. He was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique strain just before the All-Star break. Currently up 11.5 games in the NL East, the Nationals have the luxury to allow Taylor some time to recover. He could potentially rejoin the team in early August so long as his rehab continues to progress smoothly. Today, 1:48 pm
    10-Day DL
  • Stephen Piscotty (groin) set for rehab games
    Stephen Piscotty (groin) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Low-A Peoria on Thursday.

    Advice: Piscotty will be rehabbing at Low-A at least through the weekend. The initial hope was that he would be activated from the disabled list earlier this week, but he was not quite ready to return to the team when first eligible. Piscotty has been out of action since July 15 with a right groin strain. Today, 1:42 pm
    10-Day DL
  • Clint Frazier hits pair of RBI singles
    Clint Frazier finished 2-for-4 with two RBI, a walk, and a run scored on Wednesday afternoon against the Reds.

    Advice: Frazier slapped RBI singles in the third and fifth to give New York a 2-0 lead, and they would go on to win the game 9-5. The 22-year-old outfielder boasts an .871 OPS with three home runs, 13 RBI, and eight runs scored through his first 18 major league games. Today, 1:25 pm
  • Duval slugs 21st homer in loss to Yankees
    Adam Duvall swatted his 21st home run of the year on Wednesday afternoon against the Yankees.

    Advice: It was a three-run bomb in the top of the eighth inning off Yankees right-hander Luis Cessa. Duvall finished 1-for-4 with three RBI and one run scored in the loss. Today, 1:17 pm
  • Souza homers, steals base in victory
    Steven Souza provided a homer, two RBI, and a stolen base Wednesday in the Rays' win over the Orioles.

    Advice: Souza put Tampa Bay up 3-1 with his solo shot in the bottom of the seventh inning and he tallied his second RBI of the game on a run-scoring groundout in the bottom of the eighth that gave the Rays a 5-1 lead. The 28-year-old outfielder is batting .271/.373/.510 with 21 home runs, 63 RBI, six stolen bases, and 57 runs scored in 96 games this season. Today, 12:33 pm
  • Indians option Abraham Almonte to AAA
    Indians optioned OF Abraham Almonte to Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Almonte has been productive lately, but the Indians are full on outfielders and needed to add a fresh bullpen arm. The 28-year-old should be back up at some point. Today, 12:27 pm
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  • Phillies activate Aaron Altherr off 10-day DL
    Phillies activated OF Aaron Altherr from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: Altherr missed exactly 10 days with a strained right hamstring. The 26-year-old outfielder returns to an impressive .288/.359/.539 batting line with 14 home runs, 44 RBI, five stolen bases, and 40 runs scored in 79 games. Today, 12:02 pm
  • Phillies place Daniel Nava (hamstring) on DL
    Phillies placed OF Daniel Nava on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 23, with a hamstring strain.

    Advice: That essentially rules out the possibility that he will be traded ahead of the July 31 non-wavier deadline. Nava, an impending free agent, has posted a surprising .303/.400/.408 batting line across 180 plate appearances this season for Philadelphia. Today, 12:00 pm
    10-Day DL
  • Dyson (toe) expected back in lineup Friday
    Mariners manager Scott Servais said he expects Jarrod Dyson (toe) to return to the lineup Friday.

    Advice: Dyson has been out since Saturday with a hyperextended toe. Seattle will face three right-handers this weekend in a three-game series against the Mets, so the left-handed-hitting Dyson can try to make up for lost time. Today, 11:53 am
  • Mookie Betts sitting vs. M's on Wednesday
    Mookie Betts is out of the Red Sox starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Mariners.

    Advice: It's a rare day off for the 24-year-old outfielder, who went 0-for-6 with two strikeouts in Tuesday night's extra-innings loss at Safeco Field. Brock Holt is in right and batting leadoff Wednesday versus M's right-hander Andrew Moore. Today, 10:51 am
  • David Peralta (knee) out of Arizona's lineup
    David Peralta (knee) is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Braves.

    Advice: Peralta fouled a ball off his left knee in the sixth inning Tuesday, though it doesn't seem to be anything too serious. Gregor Blanco will play left field and bat leadoff in the 3:40 p.m. ET start versus Braves right-hander Aaron Blair. Today, 9:56 am
  • Manuel Margot collects three hits in loss
    Manuel Margot posted three singles with a run scored across four at-bats in Tuesday's loss against the Mets.

    Advice: Margot has hit safely in each of his three games since returning from the paternity leave list, going 6-for-13 with a run scored and just one strikeout, raising his average from .259 to .269. Today, 12:06 am
  • Chris Owings snaps hitless drought
    Chris Owings finished 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Tuesday's game against the Braves.

    Advice: Owings delivered an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth inning to snap an ugly 23 at-bat hitless skid. It was just his second RBI over the past 17 games, as he has been ice-cold in the blazing hot desert. Perhaps the extra-base hit and RBI will give him a little confidence heading into Wednesday's homestand finale. Yesterday, 11:23 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Owings Ari - 2B,SS,OF
  • Red Sox announce trade for Eduardo Nunez
    Red Sox acquired INF/OF Eduardo Nunez from the Giants for RHP Shaun Anderson and RHP Gregory Santos.

    Advice: Nunez had a double, two RBI, and two runs scored for the Giants on Tuesday night against the Pirates before getting lifted in the bottom of the fifth inning. Shortly thereafter, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal broke word of the trade to Boston. Nunez has been hitting well lately and can play a variety of positions for the Red Sox, but look for top prospect Rafael Devers to continue getting most of the starts at third base. Nunez, a 30-year-old impending free agent, will work in more of a utility role. Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Bradley Zimmer has monster night in victory
    Bradley Zimmer had a monster night at the plate on Tuesday, going 3-for-5 with a homer and four RBI as the Indians topped the Angels.

    Advice: Zimmer blasted a grand slam during a seven-run uprising in the second inning. He also singled twice, walked, scored three runs and swiped a pair of bases in the contest. For the season, the impressive rookie is hitting .277/.337/.436 with six homers, 33 RBI and 12 stolen bases. Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Michael Brantley goes deep in victory Tuesday
    Michael Brantley went deep as the Indians outlasted the Angels in extra innings on Tuesday.

    Advice: Brantley capped off a seven-run rally in the second inning with a solo shot off of Jesse Chavez. He finished the night 1-for-5 plus a walk and scored a pair of runs. Brantley is enjoying a nice season at the dish, slashing .301/.367/.445 with seven homers and 46 RBI. Yesterday, 9:02 pm
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