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  • Drew Storen SEA RP
    Mariners' Drew Storen: Rocked in Mariners debut
    11m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Drew Storen was rocked Wednesday, surrendering four runs over 1.1 innings in his debut for the Seattle Mariners .

    After being traded for Tuesday, Storen was quickly put to use by his new club, entering the game in the sixth inning down 3-0, and trying to keep things close. He succeeded in the sixth but was shelled in the seventh, raising his ERA to an astonishing 7.01 on the season. The Mariners took a chance that Storen would pitch better in a different environment, and after just one day that chance already looks questionable. While it's better than being designated for assignment as he was with his old club, Storen is far from seeing any high-pressure situations with the Mariners, and has value only in very deep leagues.

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  • Jordy Mercer PIT SS
    Pirates' Jordy Mercer: Scores three in blowout win
    19m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jordy Mercer went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and three runs scored in the Pittsburgh Pirates ' 10-1 win over the Mariners on Wednesday.

    Mercer did exactly what a leadoff man should do Wednesday, getting on base and scoring three times over the course of the night. He raised his batting average to .282 with the three-hit game, and the runs brought his total to 43 on the season. He's spent most of the year batting towards the bottom of the order, but should have significant run-scoring potential if he continues to bat atop the Pirates' order.

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  • Andrew McCutchen PIT CF
    Pirates' Andrew McCutchen: Drives home four in blowout win
    27m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double, and four RBI in the Pittsburgh Pirates ' blowout win over the Mariners.

    McCutchen lead the offense while starter Gerrit Cole threw a dominating three-hit complete game. McCutchen entered the game mired in a 4-for-26 slump, which he broke out of with authority. Despite hitting just .241/.314/.405 entering Wednesday's contest, the Pirates have kept faith in their star centerfielder, continuing to bat him third in the order. Fantasy owners should keep faith as well, and hope Wednesday's performance is a sign of better days ahead for McCutchen.

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  • James Paxton SEA SP
    Mariners' James Paxton: Outshone by Cole in start Wednesday
    35m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    James Paxton (3-5) threw five innings of three-run ball while allowing six hits and a walk and striking out six, but took the loss as opposing starter Gerrit Cole threw a CG.

    Although the final score was Pirates 10, Seattle Mariners 1, Paxton did his best to keep the game close, and it wasn't until Paxton was yanked that the Pirates broke the game wide open. Paxton continued to flash his newfound velocity, his fastball averaging a blazing 97 mph this season, best of any left-handed starter. But the six strikeouts in five innings were actually better than his season-long rate of 8.4 K:9. He also continued to pound the strike zone, issuing just his 17th free pass of the season in 11 starts. With only 5 home runs allowed on the season, the only explanation for his mediocre 4.27 ERA is his opponent's batting average on balls in play, which sits at .374, the fifth highest in the MLB among pitchers with at least 60 innings pitched.

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  • Gerrit Cole PIT SP
    Pirates' Gerrit Cole: Throws first career CG
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Gerrit Cole (6-6) dazzled Wednesday against the Mariners, tossing a complete game in which he allowed just one run on three hits and no walks while striking out six.

    Cole was quite efficient on Wednesday, needing just 93 pitches to retire 27 Mariners as the Pittsburgh Pirates cruised to a 10-1 blowout win. The complete game was Cole's first of his four-year career and came at a much-needed time for fantasy owners. Cole had lost his previous two starts since returning from a month-long DL stint in late June and early July. Cole now has a 2.78 ERA and a solid 73:23 K:BB ratio on the season. He'll look to keep things going next week in Atlanta.

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  • Kevin Pillar TOR CF
    Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar: Finishes strong series with two RBI
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Kevin Pillar went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Padres.

    The center fielder went 5-for-12 with three extra-base hits in the series against San Diego, raising his average five points over the set. Pillar will face a tougher test in the upcoming series against Baltimore, who he's gone just 9-for-41 (.220) with 10 K's against this year.

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  • Chris Stewart PIT C
    Pirates' Chris Stewart: Ran bases Wednesday
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Chris Stewart (knee) ran the bases on Wednesday and will increase his baseball activities this weekend, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    There is still no timetable for Stewart's return to Pittsburgh. In his absence, Eric Fryer has been serving as the backup catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates . With Fryer playing well, it's unclear whether Stewart will reclaim his spot in Pittsburgh upon his return from the disabled list.

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  • Willson Contreras CHC C
    Cubs' Willson Contreras: Out of Wednesday's lineup
    7h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Willson Contreras is out of the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.

    This will be the second day in a row that Contreras is absent from the starting lineup. Miguel Montero will be behind the plate Wednesday, batting fifth.

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  • Yasmani Grandal LAD C
    Dodgers' Yasmani Grandal: Not in lineup Wednesday
    10h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Yasmani Grandal is not in Wednesday's lineup against Tampa Bay, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

    Grandal is just getting a normal day off, despite his recent power surge. A.J. Ellis will take over behind the plate and will bat eighth.

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  • Derek Norris SD C
    Padres' Derek Norris: Held out Wednesday
    12h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Derek Norris is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Norris started the last three games behind the plate for the San Diego Padres , but he will get a day off Wednesday with the team playing a day game following a night game. Christian Bethancourt will get the nod Wednesday in Norris' place.

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  • Russell Martin TOR C
    Blue Jays' Russell Martin: Not in Wednesday's lineup
    12h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Russell Martin is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres, according to Sportsnet's Barry Davis.

    Martin started the last two games, but he will be held out Wednesday with R.A. Dickey getting the start for the Toronto Blue Jays . Josh Thole will catch Dickey as he regularly does.

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  • Roberto Perez CLE C
    Indians' Roberto Perez: Sitting out Wednesday
    13h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Roberto Perez is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Nationals, according to Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal.

    Perez started the last three games behind the plate, but he will be held out Wednesday with the Cleveland Indians playing a day game following a night game. Chris Gimenez will serve as the Indians' catcher in Perez's place.

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  • Miguel Cabrera DET 1B
    Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Belts go-ahead homer in ninth versus Red Sox
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 with the go-ahead home run in the ninth during a 4-3 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday.

    His ninth-inning homer gave Detroit a key victory over Boston. The Detroit Tigers now trail the Red Sox by 2.5 games in the Wild Card race. Cabrera went 5-for-10 (.500) with two homers, three RBI and three runs in the series at Fenway. He is slashing .301/.382/.522 with 21 home runs, 60 RBI and 55 runs in 379 at-bats this season.

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  • Ji-Man Choi LAA 1B
    Angels' Ji-Man Choi: Out of Wednesday's lineup
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ji-Man Choi is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Royals, the Los Angeles Times' Pedro Moura reports.

    He has been playing pretty regularly with C.J. Cron (hand) sidelined, but will make way for Jefry Marte at first base Wednesday. Choi's .175 average can be largely attributed to a .188 BABIP, but he has not provided the power (two home runs in 72 plate appearances) to make it worth being patient with him in most formats.

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  • Jose Abreu CHW 1B
    White Sox's Jose Abreu: Still without home run in July
    7h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jose Abreu 's last home run came on June 23, but he's still hitting .329 in July.

    Abreu has improved his batting average every month this season but his home run and RBI totals continue to lag in comparison to his past two years. Regardless, the third-year player will continue to earn playing time as the starting first baseman as he still ranks second among Chicago White Sox players in RBI and is hitting 26 points higher than the team's cumulative batting average.

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  • Sean Rodriguez PIT 1B
    Pirates' Sean Rodriguez: Starting in right field Wendesday
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Sean Rodriguez is starting in right field and hitting seventh for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.

    Rodriguez, who is hitting .286/.412/.554 with three home runs in 56 at-bats against left-handed pitching this season, will face off against Mariners starter James Paxton on Wednesday. Rodriguez will start in place of Gregory Polanco.

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  • John Jaso PIT 1B
    Pirates' John Jaso: Out of lineup Wednesday
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    John Jaso is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday for the Pittsburgh Pirates .

    After a really good April and May, Jaso has struggled the last two months for the Pirates. In July, Jaso is hitting .222/.276/.278 with just three extra-base hits in 54 at-bats. Jaso will give way to David Freese at first base when the Pirates host the Mariners on Wednesday. If Jaso continues to struggle at the plate, don't be surprised if he starts to see his playing time diminish.

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  • Brandon Belt SF 1B
    Giants' Brandon Belt: Reaches base four times Tuesday
    9h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Brandon Belt went 1-for-2 with three walks and a run scored in Tuesday's 9-7 win over Cincinnati.

    Belt has responded well to being moved down to sixth in the order, homering Monday and reaching base four times Tuesday. He appears to be breaking out of the eight-game slump in which he went 2-for-33. He will likely stick in the six-hole so long as the San Francisco Giants continue to put up runs like they have over their last two contests.

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  • Trea Turner WAS 2B
    Nationals' Trea Turner: Shines atop lineup in Wednesday's win
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Trea Turner went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI in Wednesday's game against the Indians.

    Washington's been searching for production from the leadoff spot, and perhaps the club has found it with Turner. Hitting atop the lineup over the last three games, the 23-year-old sophomore is 6-for-13 with two doubles, one triple, three RBI, three runs and two stolen bases. Turner played the outfield for the second straight day in this one, but manager Dusty Baker wouldn't commit to playing Turner out there once the team returns to NL parks and loses the DH. If Turner does in fact earn an everyday spot, he's worth a pickup in most formats, especially if Baker inserts him in the leadoff spot.

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  • Travis Demeritte TEX 2B
    Braves' Travis Demeritte: Traded to Braves
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Travis Demeritte was traded to the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday in exchange for Lucas Harrell and Dario Alvarez, MLB.com's TR Sullivan reports.

    The 30th overall pick in 2013, Demeritte is heading home, as he was a prep product out of Winder, GA when the Rangers drafted him. He is a classic boom or bust power bat, although he is unique in the sense that he plays second base, which makes him awfully intriguing for dynasty league purposes. Demeritte's .272/.352/.583 slash line along with 25 homers and 13 steals in 331 at-bats this year needs to be taken with a grain of salt, as he was playing half his games at High Desert -- one of the most notoriously hitter-friendly parks in the minors in the already hitter-friendly California League. He is extremely risky, as he has carried a K-rate north of 30 percent at each stop since rookie ball and he also has a 80-game PED suspension on his record. If Demeritte can find a way to hit even .245 in the big leagues, he could offer Brian Dozier-level production in the counting categories. Look for him to be assigned to High-A Carolina to finish out the season, where it will be interesting to see how his numbers translate in a more pitcher-friendly environment.

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  • Carlos Sanchez CHW 2B
    White Sox's Carlos Sanchez: Officially recalled from Triple-A
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Carlos Sanchez was officially recalled from Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Sanchez will return to the Chicago White Sox for the third time this month, as he replaces Brett Lawrie, who was placed on the DL on Wednesday with a hamstring injury. The switch-hitting Sanchez will play behind Tyler Saladino at second base and figures to see a few spots starts over the next two weeks.

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  • Ramiro Pena SF 2B
    Giants' Ramiro Pena: Scratched from lineup Wednesday
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ramiro Pena (groin) has been scratched from the San Francisco Giants ' lineup on Wednesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Pena took a ground ball to the groin in Tuesday's game and is not feeling well enough to play on Wednesday. After a hot June with the Giants, Pena has slowed down in July, hitting just .240/.283/.380 in 85 at-bats. With the reports of Joe Panik possibly being activated this weekend, Pena will see his playing time diminish. Grant Green will start in place of Pena on Wednesday.

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  • Grant Green SF 2B
    Giants' Grant Green: In Wednesday's lineup
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Grant Green is in the lineup Wednesday against the Reds, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    With Ramiro Pena being scratched from the lineup, Green will be at second base in the San Francisco Giants ' series finale against Cincinnati. Green is 10-for-39 with a home run in the month of July.

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  • Brett Lawrie CHW 2B
    White Sox's Brett Lawrie: Officially placed on DL
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Brett Lawrie (hamstring) was officially placed on the disabled list Wednesday, Coleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    As expected, Lawrie will hit the DL after missing the last five days with a nagging hamstring issue. The stint is backdated to July 22, so he'll be eligible to return as early as August 6. Carlos Sanchez will come up from Triple-A to temporarily fill Lawrie's spot on the 25-man roster.

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  • Matt Duffy TEX 3B
    Rangers' Matt Duffy: Designated for assignment
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Matt Duffy was designated for assignment Wednesday.

    He was just optioned to Triple-A Round Rock last week but will now be DFA'd to make room on the 40-man roster after the Braves acquired a pair of pitchers from Atlanta on Wednesday. A team could claim Duffy via waivers, for the second time this month, otherwise he'll simply report to Round Rock.

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  • Trevor Plouffe MIN 3B
    Twins' Trevor Plouffe: Hit soft toss Wednesday
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Trevor Plouffe (ribs) hit soft toss Wednesday and will have a live batting practice session Friday, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

    Plouffe is scheduled to go on a rehab assignment in the near future, as long as his upcoming batting practice goes without any issues. The team has yet to say how long Plouffe's rehab assignment will be, but it's apparent that he'll likely return to the team at some point in early August.

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  • Danny Valencia OAK 3B
    Athletics' Danny Valencia: Out of Wednesday's lineup
    7h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Danny Valencia is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.

    Despite giving up the third base job to Ryon Healy a couple weeks ago, the A's have still found ways to get Valencia in the lineup almost every day. However, Khris Davis will start at DH and Yonder Alonso will get the nod at first base Wednesday.

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  • Brett Wallace SD 3B
    Padres' Brett Wallace: Homers in win over Blue Jays
    7h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Brett Wallace went 2-for-3 with a solo shot, two RBI and scored twice Wednesday versus the Blue Jays.

    Wallace didn't start a game for the entire month until the San Diego Padres hit an AL park for the Jays series, and the DH spot opened the door for the first baseman. In the first two games, he went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts, but made sure he didn't leave town without putting something on the stat sheet. Unfortunately, his sixth home run of the year won't be enough to make up for his struggles this season, and he'll likely head back to the bench when the team returns home to open a weekend series against the Reds on Friday.

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  • David Freese PIT 3B
    Pirates' David Freese: Figures to start Wednesday
    10h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    David Freese could start Wednesday against starter James Paxton, against whom he's batting .294 (5-for-17) with a double and two home runs.

    He only has five hits in his last 36 at-bats but is still slashing .279/.358/.449 in 283 at-bats this season. Freese will become a free agent following the season, so there's a small chance he could be on the move if the Pittsburgh Pirates become sellers at the trade deadline.

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  • Yangervis Solarte SD 3B
    Padres' Yangervis Solarte: Placed on Family Leave List
    13h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    The San Diego Padres placed Yangervis Solarte on the Family Leave List on Wednesday.

    It's not clear how long Solarte will be away from the team, but he will be gone for at least three days, and possibly up to seven. Alexi Amarista was recalled from Triple-A El Paso to take Solarte's place on the roster.

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  • Jordy Mercer PIT SS
    Pirates' Jordy Mercer: Scores three in blowout win
    19m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jordy Mercer went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and three runs scored in the Pittsburgh Pirates ' 10-1 win over the Mariners on Wednesday.

    Mercer did exactly what a leadoff man should do Wednesday, getting on base and scoring three times over the course of the night. He raised his batting average to .282 with the three-hit game, and the runs brought his total to 43 on the season. He's spent most of the year batting towards the bottom of the order, but should have significant run-scoring potential if he continues to bat atop the Pirates' order.

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  • Gregorio Petit LAA SS
    Angels' Gregorio Petit: Gets first start in left field
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Gregorio Petit is getting his first career start in the outfield (left field) Wednesday against the Royals, the Los Angeles Times' Pedro Moura reports.

    He already has second base and shortstop eligibility in most formats, so it's not as if Petit lacked for positional value, but if he adds outfield eligibility it certainly wouldn't hurt. That said, his defensive versatility is about all he brings to the table, as he is hitting a very empty .276 with two home runs and fewer than 20 RBI and runs scored in 145 plate appearances.

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  • Stephen Drew WAS SS
    Nationals' Stephen Drew: Placed on disabled list
    12h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    The Washington Nationals placed Stephen Drew on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with vertigo-like symptoms, Dan Kolko of MASN reports.

    Drew has apparently been ill for about a week and was only showing minimal improvement, so the Nationals decided to deactivate him and send him back to Washington for further evaluation. Wilmer Difo was called up to take Drew's place on the roster.

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  • Troy Tulowitzki TOR SS
    Blue Jays' Troy Tulowitzki: Not starting Wednesday
    12h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Troy Tulowitzki is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres, according to Sportsnet's Barry Davis.

    Tulowitzki will get a day off after starting the last 20 games and seeing a 10-game hitting streak come to an end Tuesday. Darwin Barney will get the start at shortstop in Tulowitzki's place.

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  • Wilmer Difo WAS SS
    Nationals' Wilmer Difo: Recalled by Nationals
    12h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    The Washington Nationals recalled Wilmer Difo from Double-A Harrisburg on Wednesday, Dan Kolko of MASN reports.

    Difo owns just a .663 OPS in 96 games with Harrisburg, but the Nationals were in need of a shortstop with Stephen Drew (illness) landing on the disabled list and Trea Turner seeing more action in the outfield, and decided to move Difo up two levels. Difo will serve mainly as insurance with Danny Espinosa starting all but six games at the shortstop position this season.

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  • Freddy Galvis PHI SS
    Phillies' Freddy Galvis: Out of the lineup Wednesday
    13h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Freddy Galvis is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game with the Marlins, Meghan Montemurro of the News Journal reports.

    Galvis will get his first day of rest since June 3. Cesar Hernandez will lead off and slide over from second base to cover shortstop while Galvis sits.

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  • Andrew McCutchen PIT CF
    Pirates' Andrew McCutchen: Drives home four in blowout win
    27m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double, and four RBI in the Pittsburgh Pirates ' blowout win over the Mariners.

    McCutchen lead the offense while starter Gerrit Cole threw a dominating three-hit complete game. McCutchen entered the game mired in a 4-for-26 slump, which he broke out of with authority. Despite hitting just .241/.314/.405 entering Wednesday's contest, the Pirates have kept faith in their star centerfielder, continuing to bat him third in the order. Fantasy owners should keep faith as well, and hope Wednesday's performance is a sign of better days ahead for McCutchen.

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  • Kevin Pillar TOR CF
    Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar: Finishes strong series with two RBI
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Kevin Pillar went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Padres.

    The center fielder went 5-for-12 with three extra-base hits in the series against San Diego, raising his average five points over the set. Pillar will face a tougher test in the upcoming series against Baltimore, who he's gone just 9-for-41 (.220) with 10 K's against this year.

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  • Carlos Gomez HOU CF
    Astros' Carlos Gomez: Suffers hamstring strain Wednesday
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Carlos Gomez left Wednesday's game against the Yankees in the third inning due to a right hamstring strain, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    Gomez was 1-for-1 with an RBI prior to being forced out of Wednesday's contest. He was replaced in center field by Jake Marisnick. The severity of the hamstring injury is unknown, so consider him day-to-day until more information is disclosed.

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  • Jay Bruce CIN RF
    Reds' Jay Bruce: Homers for fifth straight game
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jay Bruce went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in the 2-1 victory over the Giants on Wednesday.

    His seventh-inning homer gave Cincinnati the lead for good. He now has six bombs in the last five games. Bruce also has a nine-game winning streak, and during that stretch, he's hitting 12-for-37 (.324) with seven homers, 15 RBI and 10 runs. He is slashing .271/.323/.572 with 25 home runs, 79 RBI and 59 runs in 362 at-bats.

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  • Daniel Nava LAA LF
    Angels' Daniel Nava: Out of Wednesday's lineup
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Daniel Nava is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Royals, the Los Angeles Times' Pedro Moura reports.

    The Los Angeles Angels are so desperate for production from their left field spot that utility infielder Gregorio Petit will get the nod in left Wednesday. Nava has a .611 OPS on the season and should be unowned in the vast majority of formats.

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  • Austin Meadows PIT CF
    Pirates' Austin Meadows: Will begin rehab soon
    6h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Austin Meadows (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment in the coming days, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    This is good news for Meadows, who has been having issues with his hamstring since June. Before getting hurt, Meadows played 12 games with Triple-A Indianapolis, hitting .239 in 46 at-bats. The Pittsburgh Pirates top hitting prospect will most likely spend the rest of the season in Triple-A.

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  • James Paxton SEA SP
    Mariners' James Paxton: Outshone by Cole in start Wednesday
    35m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    James Paxton (3-5) threw five innings of three-run ball while allowing six hits and a walk and striking out six, but took the loss as opposing starter Gerrit Cole threw a CG.

    Although the final score was Pirates 10, Seattle Mariners 1, Paxton did his best to keep the game close, and it wasn't until Paxton was yanked that the Pirates broke the game wide open. Paxton continued to flash his newfound velocity, his fastball averaging a blazing 97 mph this season, best of any left-handed starter. But the six strikeouts in five innings were actually better than his season-long rate of 8.4 K:9. He also continued to pound the strike zone, issuing just his 17th free pass of the season in 11 starts. With only 5 home runs allowed on the season, the only explanation for his mediocre 4.27 ERA is his opponent's batting average on balls in play, which sits at .374, the fifth highest in the MLB among pitchers with at least 60 innings pitched.

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  • Gerrit Cole PIT SP
    Pirates' Gerrit Cole: Throws first career CG
    1h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Gerrit Cole (6-6) dazzled Wednesday against the Mariners, tossing a complete game in which he allowed just one run on three hits and no walks while striking out six.

    Cole was quite efficient on Wednesday, needing just 93 pitches to retire 27 Mariners as the Pittsburgh Pirates cruised to a 10-1 blowout win. The complete game was Cole's first of his four-year career and came at a much-needed time for fantasy owners. Cole had lost his previous two starts since returning from a month-long DL stint in late June and early July. Cole now has a 2.78 ERA and a solid 73:23 K:BB ratio on the season. He'll look to keep things going next week in Atlanta.

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  • Carlos Carrasco CLE SP
    Indians' Carlos Carrasco: Drops quality start to Nationals on Wednesday
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Carlos Carrasco (7-4) was tagged with the loss despite giving up just three runs on three hits over six innings Wednesday versus the Nationals. He walked three and struck out five.

    Unfortunately for Carrasco, his third straight quality start didn't stand a chance against Stephen Strasburg's gem in this one. However, the 29-year-old did enough to win on most other days, including retiring 10 consecutive batters at one point. Although it's not what many owners had bought in expecting for, Carrasco has put together a fine season in his seventh MLB go-round that includes a career-best 2.45 ERA and 10 quality outings in 15 starts. He has a friendly matchup with the Twins in his next turn on Tuesday, a team he limited to four hits in a victory just two starts ago.

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  • Stephen Strasburg WAS SP
    Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Bounces back with gem in Cleveland
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Stephen Strasburg (14-1) tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out seven in Wednesday's win over the Indians.

    Strasburg rebounded from his first loss of the season by twirling seven scoreless for just the second time this season (the first came on April 19 versus the Marlins). The win in Cleveland made him 7-0 in eight road starts this season, and improved his ERA away from home to an MLB-best 1.72. Among NL starters, Strasburg leads the pack with 14 wins, ranks fourth with 155 strikeouts and holds the fifth-best ERA at 0.99.

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  • Madison Bumgarner SF SP
    Giants' Madison Bumgarner: Takes tough loss to Reds
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Madison Bumgarner (10-6) suffered a tough loss, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits over eight frames against the Reds. He also struck out nine and walked none.

    It's the second time since June 20 that Bumgarner lost a game where he only allowed one earned run. Unfortunately, he hasn't won since the All-Star break, but his other numbers aren't terrible. Bumgarner has a 3.00 ERA with 24 strikeouts in his last 21 innings over three starts. His next outing will be Tuesday versus the Phillies.

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  • Dan Straily CIN SP
    Reds' Dan Straily: Beats Bumgarner, allowing one run in victory versus Giants
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Dan Straily (6-6) was impressive in a victory over the Giants and Madison Bumgarner on Wednesday. Straily allowed one run on three hits, struck out five and walked one over 7.2 innings.

    The only run Straily allowed was a solo bomb to Conor Gillaspie. The right-hander retired the side in order the first two frames and only allowed three of the first 24 batters he faced to reach base. Straily hasn't allowed more than two runs in any of his last three starts. He will try to keep this going in his next outing against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

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  • Drew Storen SEA RP
    Mariners' Drew Storen: Rocked in Mariners debut
    11m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Drew Storen was rocked Wednesday, surrendering four runs over 1.1 innings in his debut for the Seattle Mariners .

    After being traded for Tuesday, Storen was quickly put to use by his new club, entering the game in the sixth inning down 3-0, and trying to keep things close. He succeeded in the sixth but was shelled in the seventh, raising his ERA to an astonishing 7.01 on the season. The Mariners took a chance that Storen would pitch better in a different environment, and after just one day that chance already looks questionable. While it's better than being designated for assignment as he was with his old club, Storen is far from seeing any high-pressure situations with the Mariners, and has value only in very deep leagues.

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    Reds' Tony Cingrani: Earns 12th save in victory versus Giants
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Tony Cingrani allowed a hit, but he earned his 12th save of the season in a 2-1 victory over the Giants on Wednesday.

    He threw 11 of his 17 pitches for strikes on his way to inducing a ground out, fly out and foul out. Cingrani has converted his last seven save opportunities since June 10. He also has a 1.86 ERA this month.

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    Rays' Alex Colome: Bounces back with 22nd save versus Dodgers
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Alex Colome recorded his 22nd save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth-inning against the Dodgers on Wednesday. He struck out one batter.

    In addition to the strikeout, Colome induced two ground outs. It was a nice bounce back performance after he blew his first save of the season in his last appearance Saturday. Colome is 22-for-23 in save opportunities with a 2.27 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 45 strikeouts in 35.2 innings.

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    Athletics' Sean Doolittle: Throws from 75 feet Tuesday
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Sean Doolittle (shoulder) played catch from 75 feet Tuesday and will increase to 90 feet in his next session, CSN California's Joe Stiglich reports.

    It was originally reported that Doolittle only did "sock throws" Tuesday, but apparently he is a bit further along. It is unclear when Doolittle will progress to throwing from 90 feet, but he could then progress to bullpen sessions and a rehab assignment at some point in August.

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  • Vance Worley BAL RP
    Orioles' Vance Worley: Moves to bullpen for now
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Vance Worley will be available out of the Baltimore Orioles ' bullpen Thursday, but he could return to the rotation at some point in the near future, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

    Worley and Ubaldo Jimenez seem to be competing for starts in the No. 5 spot for the Orioles going forward, and Jimenez has been as bad as any starting pitcher in baseball this year, so Worley should get his chance again. He has a 4.50 ERA as a starter and 2.23 ERA as a reliever, so understandably the Orioles would like to keep him in the bullpen if they can find a way to acquire a more competent fifth starter before the trade deadline.

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  • Justin Wilson DET RP
    Tigers' Justin Wilson: Records first save of career versus Red Sox
    5h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Justin Wilson earned the first save of his career, retiring the Red Sox in order during a 4-3 victory Wednesday afternoon.

    Detroit's regular closer Francisco Rodriguez was unavailable because he was home tending to a personal matter, so that left the ninth inning to Wilson. He did just fine, not allowing a base runner, recording 13 strikes on 19 pitches and one strikeout. In addition to one save, he is 2-3 with 20 holds, a 3.46 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 47 strikeouts in 39.0 innings.

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    Rangers' Prince Fielder: To undergo season-ending surgery
    6h 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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    Astros' Evan Gattis: Out of Wednesday's lineup
    6h 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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    Mariners' Nelson Cruz: Not in Wednesday's lineup
    8h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Nelson Cruz (foot) is not in the lineup Wednesday against Pittsburgh, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

    Cruz fouled a ball off of his foot Tuesday night and continues to deal with soreness, as it's the same foot that caused him to miss time earlier in the month. The Seattle Mariners don't believe the issue is overly serious, though, and Cruz may be available in a pinch-hitting capacity Wednesday night.

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    Mariners' Nelson Cruz: Leaves Tuesday with sore foot
    1d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Nelson Cruz left Tuesday's game after fouling a ball off the same foot that caused him to miss time earlier this month, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

    He left in the seventh inning after going 1-for-4 with a RBI and a strikeout and was replaced by Seth Smith. He missed a game with a sore foot earlier this month, and it sounds like he's back to being day-to-day after taking a foul ball off the same foot Tuesday.

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    Mariners' Nelson Cruz: Exits Tuesday's game
    1d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Nelson Cruz (undisclosed) left Tuesday's game against the Pirates in the seventh inning after appearing to sustain an injury while running around the bases, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

    Cruz singled to open up the seventh inning, but seemed to tweak something while running to third on Kyle Seager's double later that inning. He was replaced in the field at the end of the half inning by Vidal Nuno after refusing help from the trainers at third base. Cruz will be considered day-to-day until Seattle releases more information on the matter, but could sit out Wednesday's contest with the team's upcoming off day Thursday in order to get some extra rest.

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  • Alex Rodriguez NYY DH
    Yankees' Alex Rodriguez: Remains out of lineup
    1d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Alex Rodriguez is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against Houston.

    Tuesday marks Rodriguez's fourth consecutive day out of the lineup despite being listed as healthy. His well-documented struggles at the dish have seeped into the second half of the season and he was even left out of the lineup when the New York Yankees faced a lefty on Monday. He figures to return to the lineup at some point in the near future, but it's difficult to imagine Rodriguez regaining an everyday role barring a significant turnaround at the plate.

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