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  • Gio Gonzalez WAS SP
    Nationals' Gio Gonzalez: Stifles Phillies for 10th win
    2m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Gio Gonzalez (10-9) was dominating Wednesday, throwing six innings while allowing just one run on two hits and a walk, striking out four to earn his 10th win of the season against the Phillies.

    Gonzalez's lone blemish was a solo home run by Freddy Galvis in the fifth inning. Gonzalez is now 4-1 with a 3.26 ERA and 1.03 WHIP over his last seven starts, lowing his ERA to 4.14 on the year. While that would be the highest ERA of Gonzalez's career, he's still striking out nearly a batter an inning, and his 1.31 WHIP is an improvement over the 1.42 mark he posted in 2015.

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  • Brad Miller TB SS
    Rays' Brad Miller: Finishes August with 26 RBI
    4m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Brad Miller went 2-for-4 with a first-inning RBI ground-rule double and walk in Wednesday's 8-6 loss to the Red Sox.

    The hot-hitting first baseman opened the scoring by plating Kevin Kiermaier in the first with a ground-rule double, which gave him 26 RBI for August overall. That figure is double the total of his previous high in that category, which he set in July. Miller has come alive at the plate in the second half despite having to endure a position switch due to the acquistion of Matt Duffy, slashing .289/.361/.592 with 11 doubles, a triple, 11 homers and 32 RBI over 152 at-bats.

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  • Shawn Kelley WAS RP
    Nationals' Shawn Kelley: Earns seventh save Tuesday
    10m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Shawn Kelley came on to record the final out in a 2-1 ballgame Wednesday, earning his seventh save of the season.

    Left-hander Mark Rzepcynski started the ninth for the Washington Nationals , with regular closer Mark Melancon getting the night off after having pitched the previous two days. Rzepcynski recorded the first two outs before Kelley came on to face the right-handed Maikel Franco, whom he got to ground out. Kelley has been solid in 2016 with a 3.21 ERA, but remains a primary setup man moving forward.

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  • Logan Morrison TB 1B
    Rays' Logan Morrison: Smacks 11th homer in Wednesday loss
    14m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Logan Morrison went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in Wednesday's 8-6 loss to the Red Sox.

    Morrison smacked a 427-foot solo blast in the fourth, extending the Tampa Bay Rays lead to 4-1 at the time. The 29-year-old has hit safely in three of the last four games, but the homer was notably his first since July 5.

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  • Rougned Odor TEX 2B
    Rangers' Rougned Odor: Slams a pair of bombs in blowout versus Seattle on Wednesday
    44m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Rougned Odor followed up his walk-off homer Tuesday by going 3-for-5 with a pair of bombs and five RBI in a 14-1 victory over the Mariners on Wednesday.

    The Texas Rangers infielder is 6-for-10 with three homers, seven RBI and four runs in the last two games. He hit six bombs in August, raising his season total to 27, which is third-most among second baseman in the league behind only Brian Dozier and Robinson Cano.

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  • Mitch Keller PIT SP
    Pirates' Mitch Keller: Does well in new digs
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Mitch Keller threw six shutout innings in his Tuesday debut for High-A Bradenton, allowing five hits and one walk while striking out seven, Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects reports.

    Keller primarily threw fastball after fastball in Low-A ball, but after a couple innings Tuesday he mixed in off-speed stuff. "More advanced hitters, obviously," Keller said. "So they were ready to hit the fastball. I think they knew what I was trying to do. We had to change it up a little bit earlier, and I think that worked." His curve ball and changeup aren't plus pitches yet, but his command of a mid 90s fastball has led him to success in 2016.

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  • Nevin Ashley NYM C
    Rangers' Nevin Ashley: Traded to Rangers
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Nevin Ashley was sold to the to the Texas Rangers on Wednesday, Adam Rubin of ESPN reports.

    With Kevin Plawecki being called up to as the Mets' third catcher, Ashley's season was about to be over. He slashed .240/.350/.389 to go along with five home runs in 63 games in Triple-A Las Vegas.

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  • Andrew Susac MIL C
    Brewers' Andrew Susac: Expected to join Brewers in September
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    The Milwaukee Brewers hope to recall Andrew Susac (oblique) in September, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

    Milwaukee's tentative plan is for Susac to play in the season's final series at Triple-A Colorado Springs before getting called up sometime after. Susac spent most of the season with Triple-A Sacramento, where he posted a .273/.343/.455 line with 36 RBI over 58 games.

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  • John Hicks DET C
    Tigers' John Hicks: Will be called up Friday
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    John Hicks will be recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Friday.

    Hicks has put together a solid season with Toledo, as he has a .303 batting average and .842 OPS with 42 RBI over 70 games. It's quite possible that he could spend some time behind the plate once he joins the big club, as neither James McCann or Jarrod Saltalamacchia have a batting average above .220.

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  • Yan Gomes CLE C
    Indians' Yan Gomes: Moved to 60-day DL
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Yan Gomes was transferred to the 60-day DL on Wednesday.

    The move was made so that there would be room on the roster for Perci Garner, who was called up from Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday. Gomes will be eligible to return from the disabled list September 16. It's expected that he'll begin a rehab assignment in the near future, making a mid-September return highly likely.

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  • Tucker Barnhart CIN C
    Reds' Tucker Barnhart: Remains out of lineup
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Tucker Barnhart (hand) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's matchup against the Angels, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

    Barnhart will continue to sit out while Ramon Cabrera starts behind the dish. The Cincinnati Reds have Thursday off, so consider Barnhart day-to-day heading into Friday's series opener against the Cardinals.

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  • Tucker Barnhart CIN C
    Reds' Tucker Barnhart: Out again Wednesday
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Tucker Barnhart (hand) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Angels, c. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Barnhart continues to nurse the same hand injury that's robbed him of the previous five games. With rosters set to expand, the Cincinnati Reds aren't likely to make a DL move, but Barnhart remains without a firm return timetable. Ramon Cabrera will get the nod behind the plate Wednesday.

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  • Logan Morrison TB 1B
    Rays' Logan Morrison: Smacks 11th homer in Wednesday loss
    14m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Logan Morrison went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in Wednesday's 8-6 loss to the Red Sox.

    Morrison smacked a 427-foot solo blast in the fourth, extending the Tampa Bay Rays lead to 4-1 at the time. The 29-year-old has hit safely in three of the last four games, but the homer was notably his first since July 5.

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  • C.J. Cron LAA 1B
    Angels' C.J. Cron: Continues hot hitting Wednesday versus Reds
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    C.J. Cron went 2-for-4 with two RBI and scored a run in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Reds.

    Cron extended his hitting streak to eight games with his fourth straight multi-hit effort Wednesday. Since being activated from the DL with a hand injury, Cron has hit safely in nine of 11 games. He's 16-for-44 (.364) with three home runs, 10 RBI and six runs since Aug. 20.

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  • Marwin Gonzalez HOU 1B
    Astros' Marwin Gonzalez: Injures hamstring Wednesday
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Marwin Gonzalez left Wednesday's contest against the Athletics due to hamstring discomfort,

    Gonzalez exited in the fifth inning, and was replaced at first base by A.J. Reed. The team has listed him as day-to-day going forward.

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  • Hanley Ramirez BOS 1B
    Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez: Smashes a grand slam in victory versus Rays on Wednesday
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Hanley Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a grand slam and walk in the 8-6 victory over the Rays on Wednesday.

    The 32-year-old belted a pair of homers in the series versus Tampa Bay and recorded six RBI. He has three bombs in the last five games, and Ramirez closes August having gone deep six times in the month. He is slashing .281/.354/.471 with 19 homers, 84 RBI and 66 runs in 448 at-bats this season.

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  • Jose Abreu CHW 1B
    White Sox's Jose Abreu: Goes deep to cap off hot August
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.

    It was his 19th bomb of the season and fourth since Aug. 21. During that stretch, he has hits in nine of his last 10 games, going 13-for-37 (.351). Abreu closes out the month slashing .362/.414/.648 with seven bombs, 17 RBI and 16 runs. If he keeps this up, Abreu has a chance to finish with a .300 batting average, 25 home runs and 90 RBI.

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  • Mark Teixeira NYY 1B
    Yankees' Mark Teixeira: Back in action Wednesday
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Mark Teixeira (neck) is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals, Wallace Matthews of ESPN.com reports.

    Teixeira did not start either of the last two games, but he is feeling good enough to return to the lineup Wednesday night. Teixeira will man first base and hit cleanup against Royals starter Ian Kennedy.

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  • Rougned Odor TEX 2B
    Rangers' Rougned Odor: Slams a pair of bombs in blowout versus Seattle on Wednesday
    44m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Rougned Odor followed up his walk-off homer Tuesday by going 3-for-5 with a pair of bombs and five RBI in a 14-1 victory over the Mariners on Wednesday.

    The Texas Rangers infielder is 6-for-10 with three homers, seven RBI and four runs in the last two games. He hit six bombs in August, raising his season total to 27, which is third-most among second baseman in the league behind only Brian Dozier and Robinson Cano.

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  • Yoan Moncada BOS 2B
    Red Sox's Yoan Moncada: Will be called up Friday
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Yoan Moncada will be called up Friday, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

    Moncada will see time at third base, where the Boston Red Sox have experienced a black hole of production for a couple of months now. Aaron Hill, Travis Shaw and Brock Holt are a combined 50-for-242 (.203) as third baseman since July 8. The Red Sox will be cognizant of putting too much on the young man's plate, but Moncada can certainly help at third base and as a pinch runner.

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  • Neil Walker NYM 2B
    Mets' Neil Walker: Expected to miss remainder of season
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Neil Walker (back) is expected to undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season, Marc Carig of News Day reports.

    Walker has been dealing with back issues since mid-August, and been out of action since Saturday. The New York Mets originally indicated they were just being cautious with the veteran infielder, but the issue has turned out to be more serious than originally thought. With Walker out, Wilmer Flores figures to assume second base duties. Walker will finish the year with 23 home runs in 113 games.

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  • Christian Colon KC 2B
    Royals' Christian Colon: Optioned to Triple-A
    7h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Christian Colon was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday, Joel Goldberg of FoxSports.com reports.

    Since the All-Star break, Colon has hit a mere .182/.250/.250, bringing his batting average down to .228 for the year. Apart from occasionally filling in if an infielder needed a day off, Colon didn't see consistent time on the field. With Colon headed to Omaha, the Kansas City Royals recalled Scott Alexander.

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  • Neil Walker NYM 2B
    Mets' Neil Walker: Dealing with further back related issues
    7h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Neil Walker (back) is experiencing numbness in his legs and feet due to his herniated disc, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

    The New York Mets have continued saying that they're going to be careful with Walker, who's been dealing with back issues since mid-August. However, there's yet to be an indication regarding whether or not he'll end up on the disabled list. While Walker is out, look for Kelly Johnson and Wilmer Flores to share time at second base.

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  • Scooter Gennett MIL 2B
    Brewers' Scooter Gennett: Not in Wednesday's lineup
    7h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Scooter Gennett is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.

    Gennett went 2-for-12 (.167) over his last three games and has not had a day off since last Wednesday, so manager Craig Counsell decided it was time for a break. Hernan Perez will man the keystone Wednesday in Gennett's place.

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  • Ke'Bryan Hayes PIT 3B
    Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Done for the season
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ke'Bryan Hayes will miss the remainder of the regular season with a broken rib, Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects reports.

    He missed more than a month with a back issue and had begun a rehab stint before shutting things down with the broken rib. Hayes slashed .263/.319/.393 with six homers and six stolen bases for Low-A West Virginia. The 19-year-old, who will probably advance to High-A Bradenton at some point in 2017, has little competition at the upper organizational levels but is still likely several seasons away from debuting for the Bucs.

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  • Ronald Torreyes NYY 3B
    Yankees' Ronald Torreyes: Held out Wednesday for third straight day
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ronald Torreyes is not in the lineup Wednesday for the third straight day, according to Wallace Matthews of ESPN.com.

    Torreyes is hitting a robust .438 with six doubles and a home run since Aug. 19, but manager Joe Girardi has decided to keep him on the bench the last few days in favor of Chase Headley.

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  • David Freese PIT 3B
    Pirates' David Freese: Out of lineup Wednesday
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    David Freese is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.

    After starting the last three games at third base, Freese will give way to Sean Rodriguez on Wednesday. Rodriguez will bat seventh in the order against Cubs' right-hander Jason Hammel.

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  • Ty Kelly NYM 3B
    Mets' Ty Kelly: Set to return to Mets
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ty Kelly is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

    Kelly was optioned to Las Vegas on Aug. 19, but it appears that he'll head back to the big leagues Thursday. Kelly is hitting just .250/.351/.375 with the New York Mets this season, but was fantastic during his most recent stint with New York. Over nine games, he hit .381/.500/.524 with four RBI and a BB:K of 6:2.

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  • Eugenio Suarez CIN 3B
    Reds' Eugenio Suarez: Homers in Tuesday's loss
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Eugenio Suarez hit his 20th homer in the loss to the Angels on Tuesday, his 20th of the season.

    It was the first homer for Suarez in over two weeks. He's now sitting at .248/.316/.429 for the season with those 20 homers, 61 RBI and 65 runs. That's a decent line for a shortstop-eligible player, which Suarez has been this year, but next year he's most likely going to be third base-only in most leagues, with just two games at shortstop so far in 2016.

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  • Tommy La Stella CHC 3B
    Cubs' Tommy La Stella: Called up, joins lineup Wednesday
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Tommy La Stella is in the lineup Wednesday after being brought up as a preferred callup, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    La Stella is set to bat seventh and start at second base in place of Ben Zobrist on Wednesday. Although he's been lightly used at the major league level, La Stella has been solid when called upon, slashing .295/.388/.457 with nine doubles across 105 at-bats. He'll be facing righty Ryan Vogelsong in his return to the lineup Wednesday.

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  • Brad Miller TB SS
    Rays' Brad Miller: Finishes August with 26 RBI
    4m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Brad Miller went 2-for-4 with a first-inning RBI ground-rule double and walk in Wednesday's 8-6 loss to the Red Sox.

    The hot-hitting first baseman opened the scoring by plating Kevin Kiermaier in the first with a ground-rule double, which gave him 26 RBI for August overall. That figure is double the total of his previous high in that category, which he set in July. Miller has come alive at the plate in the second half despite having to endure a position switch due to the acquistion of Matt Duffy, slashing .289/.361/.592 with 11 doubles, a triple, 11 homers and 32 RBI over 152 at-bats.

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  • Tim Beckham TB SS
    Rays' Tim Beckham: Optioned to Triple-A
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    The Tampa Bay Rays optioned Tim Beckham to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Beckham showed a lack of hustle in Wednesday's afternoon affair when he failed to score on a hit by teammate Kevin Kiermaier, so the Rays decided to send him to the minors as a teaching exercise. Beckham figures to rejoin the big club at some point in September.

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  • Greg Garcia STL SS
    Cardinals' Greg Garcia: Back in Wednesday's lineup
    7h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Greg Garcia (knee) is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Brewers, hitting eighth and manning second base.

    He sat out a couple games with the knee ailment, but was used off the bench in both of those games, so it wasn't too serious. Prior to the injury Garcia was starting roughly two-thirds of the time, and he should regain such a role moving forward. However, Garcia earns his playing time with his glove, and not his bat, making him hard to use in most formats.

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  • Eduardo Escobar MIN SS
    Twins' Eduardo Escobar: Out of lineup Wednesday
    7h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Eduardo Escobar is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Indians, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

    Jorge Polanco will start at shortstop while Escobar gets the night off. Having gone 5-for-18 (.278) with two doubles over the last seven games, Escobar has remained consistent with his season line of .266/.298/.385.

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  • Adeiny Hechavarria MIA SS
    Marlins' Adeiny Hechavarria: Out of lineup Wednesday
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Adeiny Hechavarria is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Mets, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

    Hechavarria will sit for the second time in four games, as the Miami Marlins go with Miguel Rojas at shortstop. Rojas will bat eighth in the order against the Mets' Bartolo Colon.

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  • Troy Tulowitzki TOR SS
    Blue Jays' Troy Tulowitzki: Heating up in time for playoff run
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    After a brutal start to the season, Troy Tulowitzki is hitting .302 with a .903 OPS since June 19.

    Tulo's 22 home runs this season are his most since 2013, when he hit 25. It's also four homers shy of the single-season franchise record for a Jays shortstop, set by Tony Batista in 1999. He's worked his way up to the fifth slot in the lineup, a spot which should afford him more RBI opportunities in the final month.

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  • Austin Meadows PIT CF
    Pirates' Austin Meadows: Big night Tuesday
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Austin Meadows went 2-for-3 with a homer and five RBI Tuesday for Triple-A Indianapolis.

    He entered Wednesday with a Triple-A slash line of .234/.320/.495 with five homers and six stolen bases in 107 at-bats. A 2-for-24 slide in nine games prior to Tuesday cooled his numbers, but the promising outfielder has not looked overmatched in Indy. Meadows is expected to spend the majority of 2017 in Triple-A, though a long-term injury to one of Pittsburgh's outfield starters could always push him to PNC Park sooner.

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  • Joey Rickard BAL RF
    Orioles' Joey Rickard: Transferred to 60-day DL
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Joey Rickard (thumb) was transferred to the 60-day DL Wednesday.

    This should effectively end Rickard's season. He has been out since mid-July with a thumb injury. He had recently had the thumb re-examined. The rookie hit .268 with 19 RBI in 85 games with the Baltimore Orioles this season.

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  • Michael Bourn ARI CF
    Orioles' Michael Bourn: Traded to Orioles
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Michael Bourn was traded to the Baltimore Orioles for a minor league prospect on Wednesday.

    With Adam Jones dealing with hamstring issues, the Orioles were looking to acquire depth in center field. Bourn slashed .261/.307/362, and posted 13 stolen bases in 89 games with the Diamondbacks this season.

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  • Gerardo Parra COL LF
    Rockies' Gerardo Parra: Doubles twice in strong effort Wednesday afternoon
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Gerardo Parra went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, one RBI and scored a run in the first game of Wednesday's double-header versus the Dodgers.

    Parra seems to be finding his stride for the first time since returning Aug. 7 from lengthy stint on the DL due to an ankle injury. He's 7-for-20 (.350) over his last seven games with a pair of multi-hit efforts. Unfortunately, Wednesday's solid performance is accompanied by bad news for Parra. First baseman Mark Reynolds made his first appearance since fracturing his hand on Aug. 11, meaning Parra's playing time is likely to decrease in the coming days as Reynolds gets back into the mix.

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  • Marcell Ozuna MIA CF
    Marlins' Marcell Ozuna: Exits early Wednesday
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Marcell Ozuna was forced out of Wednesday's matchup with the Mets due to a sore wrist, Marc Carig of News Day reports.

    Ozuna was 0-for-2 before leaving the contest. He was replaced in the outfield by Jeff Francoeur. His wrist was injured during an attempt for a diving catch. He could potentially return to action for Thursday's series finale against the Mets.

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  • Carlos Gonzalez COL RF
    Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez: Out of second game Wednesday
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Carlos Gonzalez is out of the lineup for the second game of Colorado's double header against the Dodgers.

    Gonzalez, who went 0-for-3 in the first game, will sit out for tonight's matchup against Bud Norris and the Dodgers. Gerardo Parra will start in right field and hit fifth in place of Gonzalez.

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  • Gio Gonzalez WAS SP
    Nationals' Gio Gonzalez: Stifles Phillies for 10th win
    2m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Gio Gonzalez (10-9) was dominating Wednesday, throwing six innings while allowing just one run on two hits and a walk, striking out four to earn his 10th win of the season against the Phillies.

    Gonzalez's lone blemish was a solo home run by Freddy Galvis in the fifth inning. Gonzalez is now 4-1 with a 3.26 ERA and 1.03 WHIP over his last seven starts, lowing his ERA to 4.14 on the year. While that would be the highest ERA of Gonzalez's career, he's still striking out nearly a batter an inning, and his 1.31 WHIP is an improvement over the 1.42 mark he posted in 2015.

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  • Mitch Keller PIT SP
    Pirates' Mitch Keller: Does well in new digs
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Mitch Keller threw six shutout innings in his Tuesday debut for High-A Bradenton, allowing five hits and one walk while striking out seven, Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects reports.

    Keller primarily threw fastball after fastball in Low-A ball, but after a couple innings Tuesday he mixed in off-speed stuff. "More advanced hitters, obviously," Keller said. "So they were ready to hit the fastball. I think they knew what I was trying to do. We had to change it up a little bit earlier, and I think that worked." His curve ball and changeup aren't plus pitches yet, but his command of a mid 90s fastball has led him to success in 2016.

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  • Felix Hernandez SEA SP
    Mariners' Felix Hernandez: Throws shortest outing of season in loss to Rangers
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Felix Hernandez allowed just four hits but paired with four walks, the right-hander yielded six runs in only four innings during a loss to the Rangers on Wednesday. He also struck out three.

    That's not the way he wanted to end August, especially after posting four straight quality starts where he pitched at least 6.2 innings and never allowed more than two runs. The walks helped do him in, as three of the four free passes led to runs. Hernandez is 9-5 with a 3.48 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 104 strikeouts in 121.2 innings. He will try to rebound in his next start Tuesday when he faces Texas again.

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  • Martin Perez TEX SP
    Rangers' Martin Perez: Throws six shutout innings versus Mariners on Wednesday
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Martin Perez (9-10) allowed no runs on seven hits, struck out four and walked three over six innings in a victory over the Mariners on Wednesday.

    It was a nice bounce back start after he allowed six runs in each of his last two outings. This was the first time since May 24 that Perez threw six shutout frames. He is 9-10 with a 4.30 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 87 strikeouts in 169.2 innings. Perez will face the Mariners again in his next start Wednesday.

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  • Ricky Nolasco LAA SP
    Angels' Ricky Nolasco: Tosses first shutout since 2012 Tuesday against Reds
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ricky Nolasco (5-12) harnessed his younger self, dominating the Reds in a four-hit shutout Wednesday. He struck out seven.

    Nolasco's first win as an Angel was his fifth career shutout, and his first since September of 2012. The righty's seven strikeouts were his most in six starts since debuting with the Los Angeles Angels on Aug. 4. Nolasco was fantastically efficient, throwing 67 of 94 pitches for strikes, including 23 of 30 first-pitch strikes. As great as his outing was, fantasy owners shouldn't put too much stock in the 33-year-old's performance Wednesday. Nolasco is still in the midst of a career-worst season and the Reds lineup is nothing to write home about. He'll make his next start Monday in Oakland.

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  • Brandon Finnegan CIN SP
    Reds' Brandon Finnegan: Loses quality start Wednesday versus Angels
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Brandon Finnegan pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out nine Angels in Wednesday's loss.

    Despite the loss, Wednesday's performance capped a strong month for Finnegan. The left-hander tallied five quality starts in six August outings while managing a very strong 2.65 ERA with 41 strikeouts over 37.1 innings. Finnegan will take a 4.27 ERA, his lowest mark since June 25, into his next start Tuesday versus the Mets.

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  • Shawn Kelley WAS RP
    Nationals' Shawn Kelley: Earns seventh save Tuesday
    10m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Shawn Kelley came on to record the final out in a 2-1 ballgame Wednesday, earning his seventh save of the season.

    Left-hander Mark Rzepcynski started the ninth for the Washington Nationals , with regular closer Mark Melancon getting the night off after having pitched the previous two days. Rzepcynski recorded the first two outs before Kelley came on to face the right-handed Maikel Franco, whom he got to ground out. Kelley has been solid in 2016 with a 3.21 ERA, but remains a primary setup man moving forward.

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  • Fernando Salas LAA RP
    Mets' Fernando Salas: Moved to New York
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Fernando Salas was traded from the Angels to the New York Mets on Wednesday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

    While Salas' overall numbers aren't impressive, his stat line in the second half (2.93 ERA, 3.47 FIP) tell a different story about his current state. He should provide the Mets with more depth in the bullpen as they enter roster expansion in September and continue the quest for a playoff spot, but won't be a closer like he was in Los Angeles of late. It's unclear who will take over the closer role in his place, but J.C. Ramirez may be the top candidate.

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  • Santiago Casilla SF RP
    Giants' Santiago Casilla: Surrenders home run in 29th save Wednesday
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Santiago Casilla allowed one run on two hits while striking out two in a four-out save, his 29th of the year, Wednesday against Arizona.

    Despite giving up a solo shot, Casilla nailed down his eighth save in his last nine tries. His ERA ballooned a bit this month, from 3.05 to 3.22, over 10.2 innings. However, Casilla really only suffered one poor outing (three runs in one inning on Aug. 13 against Baltimore) in his 10 August appearances. The veteran has allowed a run in just two of his last 12 outings while recording 14 strikeouts in that time.

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  • Ken Giles HOU RP
    Astros' Ken Giles: Nails down seventh save Tuesday
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ken Giles struck out one in a clean ninth to earn his seventh save of the season Wednesday against Oakland.

    Giles is now 6-for-6 in save chances since taking over as the team's closer. He's tallied eight strikeouts over his last five innings. Giles has been racking up the stats of late, recording five saves and one win in six appearances since Aug. 21.

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    Rockies' Christian Bergman: Recalled from Triple-A on Wednesday
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Christian Bergman was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday.

    Bergman will be Colorado's 26th man for the second game of their double header against the Dodgers. Bergman has been a liability on the mound for the Colorado Rockies this season. Over 10 games (19.1 innings) he's allowed 14 runs off 27 hits.

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    Red Sox's Craig Kimbrel: Nails down 24th save versus Rays
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Craig Kimbrel nailed down the Rays in order to record his 24th save of the season in a 8-6 victory.

    The flame-throwing closer induced a foul out, strike out and fly out to retire the side on just 10 pitches. He closes August having allowed just one run in 11 innings and going a perfect 7-for-7 in save opportunities this month. In addition to 24 saves, he has a 2.86 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 69 strikeouts in 44 frames.

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    Angels' Albert Pujols: Dealing with foot injury
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Albert Pujols has been playing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Although Pujols has been playing with a hurt foot, it hasn't seemed to influence his production at the plate. Over the last 14 games, Pujols is hitting .368/.367/.667 with five home runs and 14 RBI. The Los Angeles Angels have no intentions of putting Pujols on the disabled list, as they expect he'll be able to continue being their DH despite the ailment. However, it may be possible that he'll have more days off to avoid further aggravating the injury.

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    Angels' Albert Pujols: Sitting out Wednesday
    7h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Albert Pujols is not in the lineup for Wednesday's matchup against Cincinnati.

    Pujols, who's hit .448/.433/.793 with three home runs and seven RBI over the last seven days, will have the night off. Kole Calhoun will serve as the DH and hit second in Pujols's absence.

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    Mariners' Nelson Cruz: Poised for return Friday
    11h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Nelson Cruz (hand) plans to return to the lineup Friday against the Angels, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

    He remains out of the lineup Wednesday, and is apparently still regaining feeling in the ring and pinky fingers on his left hand following a nerve injury caused by a check swing in Sunday's game. Make sure to check back on his status Friday (the Seattle Mariners are off Thursday), but it sounds like he's poised to return this weekend.

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    Mariners' Nelson Cruz: Remains out of lineup
    12h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Nelson Cruz (hand) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

    Cruz will miss a second straight game after being diagnosed with nerve damage in his hand caused by a check swing during Sunday's contest. At this point, it's unclear whether the ailment is something Cruz will be able to play through, but the Seattle Mariners are expected to issue some sort of an update within the next day or two. Franklin Gutierrez will again serve as the designated hitter Wednesday.

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    Astros' Yulieski Gurriel: Starting in left field Wednesday
    12h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Yulieski Gurriel is starting in left field Wednesday against the A's.

    After getting the day off Tuesday, Gurriel will return to action, making his first major league start in the outfield. Gurriel has worked primarily at third base, though he made one start in left field while at Triple-A Fresno.

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    Royals' Kendrys Morales: Homers in loss to Yankees
    20h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Kendrys Morales homered and knocked in two runs in a 1-for-2 game in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.

    Morales has had a strong August, as he now owns a .275/.340/.484 line with five homers and a 9:18 BB:K in 27 games this month. With 21 homers, he's now just one away from tying his home run total from last season. He hit 23 home runs in 2013 with the Mariners, his best mark since suffering a horrendous leg injury in 2010 that also cost him the 2011 season. His career high of 34, set in 2009, appears out of reach barring a massive hot streak.

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