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  • Brett Anderson LAD SP
    Dodgers' Brett Anderson: Three innings in his first minor league rehab outing Thursday
    6m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Brett Anderson (back) allowed a run on five hits over three innings in his first rehab appearance for High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday.

    Anderson is expected to ramp up to five innings and then six innings in his next two appearances before being evaluated for inclusion on the 25-man roster. He's yet to pitch in the big leagues this year after having surgery in March to repair a bulging disk in his lower back.

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  • Norichika Aoki SEA LF
    Mariners' Norichika Aoki: Not in Friday's lineup
    16m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Norichika Aoki is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs.

    Aoki is hitting just .169 with a .423 OPS against left-handers this season, so it's hardly surprising that he will be held out Friday with lefty Jon Lester on the bump for the opposition. Franklin Gutierrez will get the start in left field in Aoki's place and Shawn O'Malley will replace him atop the order.

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  • Mike Zunino SEA C
    Mariners' Mike Zunino: Not starting Friday
    20m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Mike Zunino is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs.

    Zunino was behind the plate for five of the Seattle Mariners ' last six games, but he went just 3-for-15 (.200) at the plate over that span so he will give way to Chris Iannetta on Friday.

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  • Adam Lind SEA 1B
    Mariners' Adam Lind: Not part of Friday's lineup
    22m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Adam Lind is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs.

    Lind has played sparingly against left-handers all season, so it should come as little surprise that he will be held out Friday with southpaw Jon Lester on the mound for the Cubs. Dae-Ho Lee will get the start at first base in Lind's place.

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  • Nelson Cruz SEA DH
    Mariners' Nelson Cruz: Back in action Friday
    24m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Nelson Cruz (foot) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs.

    Cruz sat out Wednesday's game after fouling a ball off his foot Tuesday, but he will return to action after getting a second day to rest and recover thanks to a team off day Thursday. Cruz will man right field and hit cleanup for the Seattle Mariners on Friday afternoon.

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  • Jarred Cosart MIA SP
    Padres' Jarred Cosart: Heading to San Diego
    32m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jarred Cosart was traded to the San Diego Padres on Friday as part of a deal that sends Andrew Cashner to the Marlins, ESPN's Jayson Stark reports.

    Cosart has had mixed success during his big league career and has started just 17 major league games over the last two seasons, but he is just 26 years old and will provide the Padres with a controllable starting pitching option for the next several years. Given that the Padres traded two starters to the Marlins on Friday and still have several other starters on the disabled list, there is a good chance Cosart jumps right into the rotation for his new squad.

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  • Mike Zunino SEA C
    Mariners' Mike Zunino: Not starting Friday
    20m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Mike Zunino is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs.

    Zunino was behind the plate for five of the Seattle Mariners ' last six games, but he went just 3-for-15 (.200) at the plate over that span so he will give way to Chris Iannetta on Friday.

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  • Willson Contreras CHC C
    Cubs' Willson Contreras: Not in Friday's lineup
    42m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Willson Contreras is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Mariners.

    With Jon Lester on the mound for the Chicago Cubs on Friday, David Ross -- who regularly catches Lester -- will get the start behind the plate. Contreras started at a different position five of the last six times Lester was on the mound, but the returning Chris Coghlan will enter the lineup Friday instead. With Coghlan providing another option in the outfield moving forward, Contreras' playing time could take a bit of a hit.

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  • Ryan Hanigan BOS C
    Red Sox's Ryan Hanigan: Expected to start Friday
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ryan Hanigan (illness) took part in full baseball activities Thursday and is expected to start Friday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

    Hanigan has missed the last three games due to flu-like symptoms.

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  • Salvador Perez KC C
    Royals' Salvador Perez: Scratched from Thursday's game
    18h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Salvador Perez (illness) was a late scratch for Thursday's game against the Rangers, FSKC's Joel Goldberg reports.

    Perez was taken out of the lineup with an illness as Drew Butera takes over behind the plate. Butera will now bat eighth in the order, with Paulo Orlando sliding up to the fifth spot. Perez will likely be back in the lineup Friday, but will be considered day-to-day for now.

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  • Kurt Suzuki MIN C
    Twins' Kurt Suzuki: Out of lineup Thursday
    20h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Kurt Suzuki is not in the lineup for Thursday's matchup against the Orioles, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

    Suzuki will get a day off after two straight games behind the plate. He recently received eight stitches for a lacerated chin after Saturday's contest, so the 32-year-old will get some added rest. Juan Centeno is manning the catching duties for Thursday's game.

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  • A.J. Pierzynski ATL C
    Braves' A.J. Pierzynski: Out of Thursday's lineup
    20h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    A.J. Pierzynski is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Phillies.

    With Tyler Flowers on the 15-day DL, Pierzynski has been seeing an increased role behind the plate, and although he is hitting just .215 on the season, the 39-year-old has been solid since the All-Star break, hitting .276 with one home run and three RBI.

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  • Adam Lind SEA 1B
    Mariners' Adam Lind: Not part of Friday's lineup
    22m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Adam Lind is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs.

    Lind has played sparingly against left-handers all season, so it should come as little surprise that he will be held out Friday with southpaw Jon Lester on the mound for the Cubs. Dae-Ho Lee will get the start at first base in Lind's place.

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  • Josh Naylor MIA 1B
    Padres' Josh Naylor: Traded to Padres
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Josh Naylor was traded to the San Diego Padres on Friday as the headliner in the return package for Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea, the Miami Herald's Clark Spencer reports.

    Naylor was the top prospect in a very weak Marlins farm system, so it stood to reason that he would have to be included in any deal that netted Miami starting pitching help at the deadline. A 19-year-old first base prospect hailing from Canada, Naylor was hitting .269/.317/.430 with nine home runs and 10 steals (on 13 attempts) in 342 at-bats with Low-A Greensboro. Most impressively he has a very respectable 16.8 percent K-rate, which distinguishes him from many other highly-touted first base prospects in the lower levels. There is no reason to expect him to continue to steal bases at a useful clip as he moves up the Padres' organizational ranks but his power should start to show up more in games, with the potential for him to be a 30-homer threat in the big leagues. He should man first base for Low-A Fort Wayne over the rest of the season and doesn't figure to reach the big leagues until at least 2019.

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  • Mitch Moreland TEX 1B
    Rangers' Mitch Moreland: Socks two solo shots in win over Royals
    11h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Mitch Moreland went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo homers in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Royals.

    He and Rougned Odor accounted for all three Texas Rangers runs with solo shots off Royals starter Yordano Ventura, and it was just enough for a win. Moreland went through a bad power slump for the last third of June and the first half of July, but he's now slugged five long balls in his last 10 games (eight starts).

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  • Chris Johnson MIA 1B
    Marlins' Chris Johnson: Remains out of lineup Thursday
    20h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Chris Johnson (foot) remains out of the lineup for Thursday's matchup with St. Louis, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

    Johnson will miss his fifth straight start as he continues to nurse a sore foot due to a foul ball he hit off himself in Saturday's game. Derek Dietrich is starting at first base and batting seventh in place of him. Johnson figures to return to the lineup at some point during Miami's four-game series with St. Louis, but now that Dee Gordon is back, Dietrich could start squeezing Johnson for playing time at first.

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  • Tyler White HOU 1B
    Astros' Tyler White: Expected to rejoin team
    22h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Tyler White is expected to return to the Houston Astros before their series begins against the Tigers on Friday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    White will be recalled Thursday or Friday prior to the game in Detroit with Doug Fister about to go on paternity leave. White began the season on a tear with the big league club, but cooled off to the point that Houston optioned him in mid-June. The 25-year-old has posted a slash line of .288/.352/.583 with 11 home runs and 26 RBI in 132 at-bats for Triple-A Fresno since being optioned. He'll likely be used in a part-time role, and could be optioned back down the next time the Astros have to make a roster move.

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  • Mark Reynolds COL 1B
    Rockies' Mark Reynolds: Out of Thursday's lineup
    1d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Mark Reynolds is out of the lineup Thursday against the Mets, ROOT Sports' Jenny Cavnar reports.

    His owners have no doubt been waiting for that batting average to drop toward his career norms, and indeed he is hitting .189 in the second half, so a regression appears to be in full swing. Daniel Descalso will get the start at first base and hit seventh Thursday.

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  • Trea Turner WAS 2B
    Nationals' Trea Turner: Gets another start in center field Thursday
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Trea Turner once again hit leadoff and played center field during Thursday's win over the Giants, going 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base.

    He's now started three straight games in center and over Turner's last four games he's reached base 10 times (eight hits and two walks) while stealing three bases, scoring four runs and pushing his slash line up to .333/.382/.510, albeit in just 51 at-bats. As long as the converted shortstop doesn't make any glaring defensive miscues in the outfield, Nats manager Dusty Baker will likely keep writing the rookie's name on his lineup card.

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  • Joe Panik SF 2B
    Giants' Joe Panik: Batting second Thursday
    18h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Joe Panik is in the lineup Thursday, batting third and starting at second base.

    The San Francisco Giants immediately inserted Panik into their lineup after his activation from the disabled list earlier Thursday. Panik slashed just .231/.286/.308 during his four-game rehab stint, so he's still adjusting to facing live pitching. He'll be facing Washington's Tanner Roark, who is holding left-handed batters to a .201 average, on Thursday.

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  • Joe Panik SF 2B
    Giants' Joe Panik: Activated off 15-day DL
    19h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Joe Panik (concussion) was activated off the 15-day DL and will bat third against the Nationals on Thursday.

    Panik has returned from his rehab assignment and will now rejoin the San Francisco Giants , while Grant Green is designated for assignment in a corresponding move. The 25-year-old is hitting .256 with seven home runs, 36 RBI and 45 runs on the season but hasn't played since June, so it remains to be seen how smooth he will transition back into the lineup, especially after going just 3-for-13 throughout his rehab assignment.

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  • Derek Dietrich MIA 2B
    Marlins' Derek Dietrich: Will play first base against righties
    19h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Derek Dietrich will start at first base against right-handed pitching until Justin Bour returns from the 15-day DL, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

    The Miami Marlins will continue to look to get Dietrich in the lineup even with the return of Dee Gordon. The former second-round pick has hit .291 with four home runs and 24 RBI through 213 at-bats against right-handed pitching this season, so this type of matchup bodes well for his production.

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  • Gordon Beckham ATL 2B
    Braves' Gordon Beckham: Not starting Thursday
    21h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Gordon Beckham is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Phillies.

    Beckham will get some rest a day after going 2-for-4 with two doubles, one walk, one RBI and three runs scored against the Twins. This was his one bright spot over the past seven days, as he has hit .136 over that stretch. Jace Peterson will get the start at second base in his place.

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  • Derek Dietrich MIA 2B
    Marlins' Derek Dietrich: Starting Thursday
    21h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Derek Dietrich is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cardinals, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

    With Dee Gordon back from his suspension, Dietrich will likely begin to play multiple positions around the diamond in order to give starters rest and keep his bat in the lineup. For now, he will play some first base while Justin Bour is on the 15-day DL and Chris Johnson is day-to-day after hurting his foot, but he could also see some time at third base and left field. The 27-year-old has been slumping lately, going 0-for-16 with seven strikeouts in his last five games, but his season line of .272/.363/.393 remains respectable.

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  • Tommy La Stella CHC 3B
    Cubs' Tommy La Stella: Optioned to Triple-A Iowa
    35m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Tommy La Stella was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Friday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

    Chris Coghlan was activated from the disabled list Friday and La Stella was simply the expendable piece in the Chicago Cubs lineup. The 27-year-old is batting .308 since returning from a hamstring injury on July 6, but has received limited playing time in a crowded infield. A stint in the minors will provide more opportunities for La Stella and it's likely he will return to the majors as the Cubs enter the home stretch of the season, particularly when the rosters expand on Sept. 1.

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  • Maikel Franco PHI 3B
    Phillies' Maikel Franco: Homers in Thursday's win
    13h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Maikel Franco went 1-for-5 with a three-run homer in Thursday's victory over Atlanta.

    Thursday's first-inning blast ended a season-high 12-game homerless streak for Franco. He's struggled mightily since the break, hitting just .191 (9-for-47) with nine strikeouts. Despite the lull, the third baseman has racked up six longballs in July while posting his best slugging percentage of any month this season.

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  • Martin Prado MIA 3B
    Marlins' Martin Prado: Socks rare homer in losing effort
    13h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Martin Prado went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.

    The rare long ball from Prado -- just his fourth in 96 games this year -- ruined Michael Wacha's day, but wasn't quite enough to turn the tide. He's been raking in July -- .364 with a couple homers and 11 RBI -- and yet Prado's still there for the plucking on a whole lot of waiver wires.

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  • Hernan Perez MIL 3B
    Brewers' Hernan Perez: Homers, swipes two in Thursday's win
    15h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Hernan Perez went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, his sixth of the year, stole two bases and scored twice in Thursday's victory over Arizona.

    Perez was called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs on April 28, and tallied 16 RBI and 10 runs through the end of June. He's since stepped his game up, driving in 14 runs and crossing the plate 10 times in July alone. The infielder's 45:8 K:BB isn't pretty, but he's made up for it in other places to become a valuable piece in many fantasy formats.

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  • Matt Duffy SF 3B
    Giants' Matt Duffy: Runs bases Thursday
    16h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Matt Duffy (Achilles) ran the bases Thursday, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

    He cleared a significant hurdle by running the bases -- the activity was said to have gone "really well" -- and Duffy now appears on the verge of beginning a rehab assignment. The 25-year-old could join an affiliate at some point this weekend. It's uncertain how long Duffy will need in the minors to prepare for a return, but with Joe Panik back, Hunter Pence (hamstring) nearing activation and Duffy getting close, it looks the San Francisco Giants ' lineup will be back at full strength early next month.

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  • Jurickson Profar TEX 3B
    Rangers' Jurickson Profar: Not in lineup Thursday
    20h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jurickson Profar is out of the lineup for Thursday's contest with Kansas City.

    Joey Gallo will be inserted in the DH spot as Profar gets a game off following seven consecutive starts. Profar collected only one hit in his first 18 at-bats (.056) of the second half but has since turned it on, going 6-for-17 (.353) in his last four games.

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  • Eduardo Escobar MIN SS
    Twins' Eduardo Escobar: Likely gets larger role after Nunez trade
    12h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Eduardo Escobar went 2-for-4 in Thursday's win over Baltimore. Escobar started at third base with Miguel Sano getting the day off. However, he'll likely take over as the everyday shortstop after Eduardo Nunez was traded to San Francisco.

    There is a chance Jorge Polanco could share at time at shortstop as the team may want to give him regular at-bats after being called up from Triple-A, but Polanco will likely get a boost in playing time in any scenario in the final two months.

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  • Aledmys Diaz STL SS
    Cardinals' Aledmys Diaz: Breakout season continues with 14th homer
    13h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Aledmys Diaz went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer, three RBI and two runs in Thursday's win over Miami.

    The slick-hitting rookie keeps on impressing, as his two-run homer in the third got the St. Louis Cardinals started and his RBI double in the fifth provided a key insurance run. The 25-year-old Cuban hit only 13 homers in the minors last year, but he now has 14 in 94 MLB games and a batting average that he's holding solidly above .300. If not for Trevor Story, Diaz would be getting a lot more attention, but his fantasy owners certainly know what he's been about this year.

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  • Jorge Polanco MIN SS
    Twins' Jorge Polanco: Recalled from Triple-A
    14h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jorge Polanco has been recalled from Triple-A Rochester.

    Polanco was called up after the Minnesota Twins traded Eduardo Nunez to the Giants. While Eduardo Escobar will likely take over at shortstop, it's possible Polanco could get regular playing time so the Twins can evaluate him for 2017.

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  • Eduardo Nunez SF SS
    Giants' Eduardo Nunez: Dealt to Giants
    14h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Eduardo Nunez was acquired by the San Francisco Giants on Thursday in exchange for left-handed pitching prospect Adalberto Mejia.

    In an unexpected move, the Giants significantly upgraded the left side of their infield with the acquisition of Nunez from the Twins. Nunez, who can play both shortstop and third base, figures to see most of his playing time at third given that Brandon Crawford is well established at shortstop. However, he does have some outfield experience in his past, so he could see some time at one of the corner outfield spots as well. Nunez slashed a strong .300/.326/.444 with 12 home runs and 26 stolen bags with the Twins this season.

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  • Trevor Story COL SS
    Rockies' Trevor Story: Notches ninth-inning steal, game-tying run
    19h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Trevor Story went 2-for-4 with a ninth-inning stolen base and the game-tying run in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Mets.

    After a leadoff single, Story swiped second and scored on an error to tie the game and hand Mets closer Jeurys Familia a blown save. The steal was just his eighth in 13 tries this year, which may be less than fantasy owners expected after he swiped 20-plus in three straight minor league seasons -- but when you've hit 27 homers, that sure does go a long way toward making up for it.

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  • Zack Cozart CIN SS
    Reds' Zack Cozart: No active trade negotiations
    21h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    The Cincinnati Reds aren't currently having any trade negotiations regarding Zack Cozart , MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

    This doesn't mean that they are unwilling to trade Cozart, nor that they haven't previously had such negotiations, only that there's nothing stirring right now. Cozart essentially has repeated his 2015 pre-injury breakout, hitting .266/.318/.463 in 387 plate appearances. He's up to 15 homers now and could ultimately eclipse 20.

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  • Norichika Aoki SEA LF
    Mariners' Norichika Aoki: Not in Friday's lineup
    17m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Norichika Aoki is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs.

    Aoki is hitting just .169 with a .423 OPS against left-handers this season, so it's hardly surprising that he will be held out Friday with lefty Jon Lester on the bump for the opposition. Franklin Gutierrez will get the start in left field in Aoki's place and Shawn O'Malley will replace him atop the order.

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  • Dexter Fowler CHC CF
    Cubs' Dexter Fowler: Held out Friday
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Dexter Fowler is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Mariners.

    Fowler has tallied just two hits since recording three in his first game off the disabled list a week ago, so manager Joe Maddon decided to give him a day to clear his head. Jason Heyward will man center field in Fowler's place and Chris Coghlan will take his spot atop the order.

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  • Chris Coghlan CHC LF
    Cubs' Chris Coghlan: Activated, leading off Friday
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Chris Coghlan (ribs) was activated from the disabled list Friday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

    Coghlan is set to return to action after missing nearly a month with his rib injury. He will jump right into the starting lineup in left field Friday and hit leadoff with Dexter Fowler getting a day off. Moving forward, Coghlan has an opportunity to see action at the corner outfield spots, but those positions have turned over frequently of late and Coghlan owns just a .522 OPS on the season, so don't expect him to play every day.

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  • Guillermo Heredia SEA CF
    Mariners' Guillermo Heredia: Called up to majors Friday
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Guillermo Heredia was called up from Triple-A Tacoma on Friday.

    Earlier this week, the Seattle Mariners were hesitant on bringing him up due to a shoulder injury, but decided to pull the trigger anyways, which suggests the injury isn't too severe. Pitcher David Rollins has been sent down to make room on the roster.

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  • Chris Young BOS LF
    Red Sox's Chris Young: Team eyeing rehab assignment
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Chris Young (hamstring) has been running without pain and the Boston Red Sox are targeting the next homestand for him to begin a rehabilitation assignment, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

    Young, who is traveling with the Red Sox on their current 11-game road trip, will get back to Boston on Aug. 8. Until Young is activated off the disabled list, Brock Holt will be the primary left fielder for Boston.

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  • Paulo Orlando KC RF
    Royals' Paulo Orlando: Turning on jets offensively
    11h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Paulo Orlando went 1-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk and a steal against the Rangers on Thursday.

    After his two-double bust-out Wednesday, Orlando decided this whole extra-base-hitting thing sounded like a pretty good idea, so he went ahead and did it again. Don't expect the power-hitting prowess to continue, but Orlando has been picking up base knocks consistently since May. He can help fantasy teams in batting average and has a little speed, but there's still not much else in the package.

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  • Brett Anderson LAD SP
    Dodgers' Brett Anderson: Three innings in his first minor league rehab outing Thursday
    7m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Brett Anderson (back) allowed a run on five hits over three innings in his first rehab appearance for High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday.

    Anderson is expected to ramp up to five innings and then six innings in his next two appearances before being evaluated for inclusion on the 25-man roster. He's yet to pitch in the big leagues this year after having surgery in March to repair a bulging disk in his lower back.

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  • Jarred Cosart MIA SP
    Padres' Jarred Cosart: Heading to San Diego
    33m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jarred Cosart was traded to the San Diego Padres on Friday as part of a deal that sends Andrew Cashner to the Marlins, ESPN's Jayson Stark reports.

    Cosart has had mixed success during his big league career and has started just 17 major league games over the last two seasons, but he is just 26 years old and will provide the Padres with a controllable starting pitching option for the next several years. Given that the Padres traded two starters to the Marlins on Friday and still have several other starters on the disabled list, there is a good chance Cosart jumps right into the rotation for his new squad.

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  • Jose Fernandez MIA SP
    Marlins' Jose Fernandez: Still likely to have innings limited
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reiterated Friday that Jose Fernandez 's innings are likely to be restricted over the final two months of the regular season.

    An innings limit for Fernandez has not been brought up at length for a while, but Morosi first reported in February that the Miami Marlins would look to conserve Fernandez's innings with him coming off Tommy John surgery, and it's worth mentioning again given the team's expected trade for starters Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea. It's not clear exactly how the Marlins plan to cap Fernandez's innings -- and what the team's actual target is -- but he totaled 89.1 innings last year and has never thrown more than 172.2 innings in a season, which suggests it's unlikely he will reach the 200-inning mark. Fernandez sits at 125.2 innings through 20 starts in 2016.

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  • Colin Rea SD SP
    Padres' Colin Rea: Reportedly set to be traded
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Colin Rea is expected to be traded to the Marlins on Friday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

    The final details of the deal are still being worked out, but the San Diego Padres and Marlins are set to make a trade that will send Rea and fellow starting pitcher Andrew Cashner to Miami. Full details of the trade should become available shortly.

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  • Andrew Cashner SD SP
    Padres' Andrew Cashner: On the verge of heading to Miami
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    The Marlins and San Diego Padres have agreed to a trade that will send Andrew Cashner to the Marlins, ESPN's Buster Olney reports.

    The particulars of the trade are still being worked out, but it appears Cashner is headed to a new squad. The full details of the trade should be available shortly, but it also appears the Marlins will send 2015 first rounder Josh Naylor to the Padres, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

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  • Carlos Rodon CHW SP
    White Sox's Carlos Rodon: Should start Sunday against Twins
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Manager Robin Ventura said Carlos Rodon (wrist) will likely start Sunday against the Twins, the Chicago Tribune reports.

    The fact that the Chicago White Sox optioned Anthony Ranaudo to Triple-A on Thursday seems to foreshadow Rodon's activation this weekend. He should return to the majors for a favorable matchup - a Twins' lineup that may be further thinned by trades ahead of the July 31 deadline.

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  • David Rollins SEA RP
    Mariners' David Rollins: Optioned down to Tacoma
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    David Rollins was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday.

    The Seattle Mariners wanted to add extra depth to their bench for an upcoming road trip and Rollins, who has bounced between the majors and Triple-A all year, was the one sent down. Outfielder Guillermo Heredia was called up in his place.

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  • Jake Barrett ARI RP
    Diamondbacks' Jake Barrett: Pitches a scoreless inning Thursday
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jake Barrett pitched a scoreless seventh inning in Thursday's loss to the Brewers, striking out one and walking one in the process.

    Barrett hasn't allowed an earned run in July as his scoreless streak has now reached 12 games (9.1 innings). With his ERA down to 2.65, Barrett is making the case to take the closer role away from Tyler Clippard. Such a scenario could happen quickly if Clippard is traded before the deadline.

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  • Hector Neris PHI RP
    Phillies' Hector Neris: Earns 19th hold
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Hector Neris earned his 19th hold of the season Thursday with a scoreless inning against the Braves.

    Neris has six holds this month with a 1.86 ERA and a 13:1 K:BB in 9.2 innings. There is a chance the Philadelphia Phillies could try to cash in on his success this season and move him for a package of prospects if they can get something similar to the return on Ken Giles this past offseason. If the Phils move closer Jeanmar Gomez at the trade deadline and Neris stays, he'll be in the mix to take over the ninth inning job.

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    Nationals' Shawn Kelley: Gets one-out save Thursday
    10h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Shawn Kelley came on to record the final out of Thursday's win over the Giants for his fifth save of the year.

    Jonathan Papelbon started the inning, but got yanked, with the Nats ultimately piecing it together with Oliver Perez and then Kelley. With Papelbon struggling as the closer, Kelley could be in for a full-time promotion to the ninth-inning role. Snatch him up in fantasy before the announcement.

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    Nationals' Jonathan Papelbon: Pulled from Thursday's save chance
    10h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jonathan Papelbon was yanked with one out in the ninth inning Thursday against the Giants after allowing a hit and a walk. He was ultimately charged with a run.

    Oliver Perez and finally Shawn Kelley ended up piecing together the save, but first, one of Papelbon's baserunners scored on an error. The 35-year-old has unraveled recently, pitching a total of exactly one inning in his last three appearances while allowing eight runs (seven earned) with a 1:4 K:BB. Papelbon was already barely clinging to his job as the Washington Nationals ' closer, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him get displaced by Kelley on a permanent basis.

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  • Brad Ziegler BOS RP
    Red Sox's Brad Ziegler: Blows save, absorbs walkoff loss against Angels
    11h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Brad Ziegler (2-5) gave up two unearned runs in the ninth inning Thursday against the Angels, suffering a blown save and a loss.

    After six straight scoreless outings to open his time in Boston, Ziegler's come crashing down with consecutive losses, although it's hard to blame him for Hanley Ramirez's game-ending throwing error. His time as the closer is coming to an end soon regardless of his performance, though, as Craig Kimbrel's return from the DL is getting close.

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    Mariners' Nelson Cruz: Back in action Friday
    25m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Nelson Cruz (foot) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs.

    Cruz sat out Wednesday's game after fouling a ball off his foot Tuesday, but he will return to action after getting a second day to rest and recover thanks to a team off day Thursday. Cruz will man right field and hit cleanup for the Seattle Mariners on Friday afternoon.

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  • David Ortiz BOS DH
    Red Sox's David Ortiz: Likely to sit one game this weekend
    15h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    David Ortiz will likely sit out one game this weekend, Scott Lauber of ESPN.com reports.

    The Angels are trotting out back-to-back lefties Saturday and Sunday (Hector Santiago and Tyler Skaggs, respectively), and it sounds like manager John Farrell will take the opportunity to get the 40-year-old Ortiz a breather. Ortiz just had day off last weekend, but of course he didn't really have much of an All-Star break and the Boston Red Sox want to be sure he's at full strength for the stretch run.

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  • Kennys Vargas MIN DH
    Twins' Kennys Vargas: Not in Thursday's lineup
    20h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Kennys Vargas is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Orioles, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

    Vargas will get a day off Thursday as Robbie Grossman takes over the designated hitter's spot. In the past five games, Vargas has gone 6-for-18 with three RBI and three doubles, and has provided a nice bat to the lineup since being recalled from Triple-A in early July.

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  • Prince Fielder TEX DH
    Rangers' Prince Fielder: To undergo season-ending surgery
    2d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Prince Fielder (neck) will undergo season-ending surgery on Friday.

    He will undergo surgery for herniation of C4/C5 disc on Friday, which will be performed by Dr. Drew Dossett. Fielder was one of the biggest busts in fantasy this year and he will now undergo the second major herniated disc surgery of his career. He hit .212/.292/.334 with eight home runs in 89 games and his .626 OPS was by far the lowest mark of his career. It is hard to realistically expect much from him going forward, but given how much money remains on his contract ($120 million), he will certainly get plenty of chances to return to form.

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  • Evan Gattis HOU DH
    Astros' Evan Gattis: Out of Wednesday's lineup
    2d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Evan Gattis is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees, the Houston Chronicle's Jake Kaplan reports.

    With Jason Castro getting the nod behind the dish and Preston Tucker starting in left field, the Houston Astros will use the DH spot to keep George Springer's bat in the lineup, sending Gattis to the bench. When the Astros' lineup is at full strength with Yulieski Gurriel in the fold in a week or two, Gattis may struggle to get playing time when he is not in the lineup at catcher.

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  • Billy Butler OAK DH
    Athletics' Billy Butler: Out of Wednesday's lineup
    2d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Billy Butler is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.

    Butler has started 12 of the last 20 games, and owners should be able to expect a similar role from him going forward. He has been consistently mediocre in recent seasons, with a .311 wOBA in three straight seasons and a wRC+ between 95 and 99 in each of the past three seasons.

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