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Hosmer back in Royals' lineup Wednesday 07-23-2014
Eric Hosmer 1B KC
Eric Hosmer is back in the Royals' lineup Wednesday.

Andy McCullough on Twitter
Manager Ned Yost had indicated a desire to sit Hosmer until at least Thursday, but the first baseman has evidently talked his way back into the lineup a day early. Hosmer missed two games due to a bruised right hand, an ailment that was a result of a hit by pitch Sunday.
Rafael Furcal yet to resume activities 07-23-2014
Rafael Furcal 2B MIA
Rafael Furcal (hamstring) has yet to resume baseball activities.

Miami Herald
Furcal has been on the shelf since mid-June following another hamstring injury. The veteran infielder is no safe bet to return at all this season.
Derek Dietrich yet to resume activity 07-23-2014
Derek Dietrich 2B MIA
Derek Dietrich (wrist) has yet to resume baseball activities.

Miami Herald
Dietrich has already missed three weeks with a strained right wrist and obviously he's not close to returning. The Marlins have been going with Jordany Valdespin at second base with both Dietrich and Rafael Furcal (hamstring) out.
Kevin Gregg won't return when eligible 07-23-2014
Kevin Gregg P MIA
Kevin Gregg (elbow) has yet to resume throwing.

Miami Herald
Gregg is eligible to return early next week but isn't expected to be ready at that time. The veteran reliever was placed on the disabled list shortly after the All-Star break with soreness in his pitching elbow.
Scooter Gennett not in lineup Wednesday 07-23-2014
Scooter Gennett 2B MLW
Scooter Gennett (quad) is not in the Brewers' lineup Wednesday.

Tom Haudricourt on Twitter
Gennett exited Tuesday's game against the Reds with right quad tightness. There's been no indication to this point that a stint on the disabled list might be required, but he could need a few more days to recover. Rickie Weeks is getting a rare start versus a right-hander Wednesday.
Ryan Hanigan (oblique) resumes throwing 07-23-2014
Ryan Hanigan C TB
Ryan Hanigan (oblique) has resumed throwing but has yet to do any rotational work.

Tampa Bay Times
Players are usually about 10 days away from returning from an oblique injury once they do begin rotational work, so it appears Hanigan won't be back before the end of the month. The Rays will continue to use Jose Molina as their primary catcher while Hanigan is on the shelf.
Wil Myers (wrist) increases activity 07-23-2014
Wil Myers RF TB
Wil Myers (wrist) has begun some light throwing and is swinging with a Speed Hitter device.

Tampa Bay Times
Myers is aiming to rejoin the Rays' lineup in mid-August as he works his way back from a fractured right wrist. The reigning American League Rookie of the Year was hitting just .227/.313/.354 over 53 games prior to the injury.
Asdrubal Cabrera out again Wednesday 07-23-2014
Asdrubal Cabrera SS CLE
Asdrubal Cabrera (back) remained out of the Indians' lineup Wednesday.

MLB Lineups on Twitter
He's missed the last two games after exiting Monday's contest with back spasms. The Indians have called up Jose Ramirez to provide protection for Cabrera, who is considered day-to-day.
Marlins still interested in RP Jim Johnson 07-23-2014
Jim Johnson P OAK
Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins "remain interested" in Jim Johnson.

Miami Herald
The Marlins nearly completed a deal for Johnson last month before opting for Bryan Morris instead. However, it appears they haven't given up on acquiring the struggling former closer, with Spencer saying the club has discussed sending pitching prospect Adam Conley to Oakland for the reliever. Johnson holds a 6.25 ERA with 23 walks in 40 innings this season and is making $10 million. The A's will have to pick up the bulk of the remainder of his contract in any trade.
T.J. House optioned to Triple-A 07-23-2014
T.J. House P CLE
Indians optioned LHP T.J. House to Triple-A Columbus. That means Danny Salazar will stick around, at least until Justin Masterson (knee) returns. House holds a 4.50 ERA over 50 innings this season and isn't guaranteed any more starts with the big club.
Jose Ramirez recalled from Triple-A 07-23-2014
Jose Ramirez 2B CLE
Indians recalled INF Jose Ramirez from Triple-A Columbus. Ramirez will provide some infield depth with Asdrubal Cabrera (back) banged up. He's hit just .080 (2-for-25) during his time with the Indians this season.
Hosmer (hand) won't play until Thursday 07-23-2014
Eric Hosmer 1B KC
Eric Hosmer (hand) isn't expected to return to the Royals' lineup until at least Thursday.

Kansas City Star
Hosmer missed a second straight game Tuesday with a bruised right hand, and he's expected to sit out Wednesday, as well. The first baseman suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch Sunday and the Royals don't want the ailment to linger. "That's why I'm hoping this doesn't linger," manager Ned Yost said. "Give him a couple days now. It might save him. Instead of battling through it, and it affecting him for three weeks, instead of a week. Get it to where it's manageable."
Yankees want Carlos Beltran to play RF 07-23-2014
Carlos Beltran RF NYY
Carlos Beltran played catch Monday as the Yankees plan to ease him back into outfield duty.

New York Daily News
Beltran has been limited to the designated hitter spot since early June due to a bone spur in his right elbow. "He played catch yesterday. I think he'll probably play two days in a row and then take a day off," manager Joe Girardi said. "We're trying to get him out there." Beltran has been heating up a bit at the plate with three multi-hit games in his last five tries and a pair of homers over his last nine contests.
Cubs have discussed moving Kris Bryant to RF 07-23-2014
Kris Bryant 3B CHC
CSN Chicago's Patrick Mooney reports that the Cubs have had internal discussions about moving third base prospect Kris Bryant to right field.

CSN Chicago
Bryant is, at best, an adequate defensive third baseman, but the Cubs are content to leave him there for now. However, a position switch to right field could eventually come. "He can do it," general manager Jed Hoyer said of moving Bryant to the outfield. "He played center in college, and he's played right. He feels good out there. The biggest focus for him right now is he's working on his defense. He is almost 6-6, and with that the fundamentals of playing third base are more challenging. In the future, I would never say never that we wouldn't put him out there. But right now, our focus is third."
Logan Darnell to start on Saturday 07-23-2014
Logan Darnell P MIN
The Twins are expected to recall Logan Darnell from Triple-A Rochester to start on Saturday versus the White Sox.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Kris Johnson was sent down after Monday's start, so the Twins need another arm for this weekend. Darnell tossed three perfect relief innings earlier this season for Minnesota and holds a 3.43 ERA over 17 Triple-A starts this year. The 25-year-old can be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Tsuyoshi Wada recalled from Triple-A 07-23-2014
Tsuyoshi Wada P CHC
Cubs recalled LHP Tsuyoshi Wada from Triple-A Iowa. Wada will start on Wednesday against the Padres. The left-hander fared well in his major league debut prior to the All-Star break, holding the Reds to an unearned run over five innings. He's worth streaming Wednesday in a nice matchup and could carve out some fantasy value in deeper formats.
Matt Lindstrom nearing rehab assignment 07-23-2014
Matt Lindstrom P CWS
White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Tuesday that Matt Lindstrom (foot) might begin a rehab assignment the first week of August.

Chicago Sun-Times
The Pale Hose had been hoping to get Lindstrom back in their bullpen in early August, but it sounds like it will be a little later than that. Lindstrom has made a quicker-than-expected return from May ankle surgery and could eventually recapture the White Sox' closer job.
David Ross dealing with plantar fasciitis 07-23-2014
David Ross C BOS
David Ross has been dealing with a right foot ailment for most of the season that the Red Sox believe is plantar fasciitis.

Boston Herald
Ross was noticeably hobbled while running the bases Tuesday, but the catcher doesn't think the injury will sideline him. "It's not going to keep me from playing, I don't think," Ross said. "It's one of those things that's going to affect my running a little bit, which is definitely not something manager John (Farrell) is worrying about, my speed to help the team."
07-23-2014
Jordan Zimmermann P WAS
Jordan Zimmermann returned to action on Tuesday July 22.
07-23-2014
Scott Carroll P CWS
Scott Carroll returned to action on Tuesday July 22.
07-23-2014
Homer Bailey P CIN
Homer Bailey returned to action on Tuesday July 22.
Hoes homers in 12th to send HOU past OAK 07-23-2014
L.J. Hoes LF HOU
L.J. Hoes hit a go-ahead home run in the top of the twelfth inning, finishing a 1-for-5 night in style. Hoes hit the solo shot against Fernando Abad. He is slashing just .178/.235/.308 on the season, but it's always nice to see random heroics as we enter the dog days of summer.
Altuve singles three times in victory vs A's 07-23-2014
Jose Altuve 2B HOU
Jose Altuve went 3-for-6 with three singles in Tuesday's extra-innings victory over the A's. These days, it feels strange if Jose Altuve doesn't have a multi-hit game. The diminutive second-baseman is slashing .338/.374/.444 atop Houston's lineup. He also has 41 steals, though he was caught stealing in this game for just the fourth time on the year.
Carter doubles twice, goes 3-for-5 vs A's 07-23-2014
Chris Carter 1B HOU
Chris Carter went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the A's. Carter has now blown by the Mendoza Line, as he's up to a .213 average. The two RBI brought him up to 43 on the year. Carter hasn't ever been one to hit for average, but he does have nineteen home runs and a .478 slugging percentage, which tells you that he makes his hits count. Always a hot/cold slugger, Carter's on the scorching side this month, slashing .306/.352/.735 for July.
Kazmir strong in seven innings vs Astros 07-23-2014
Scott Kazmir P OAK
Scott Kazmir went seven innings in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Astros, giving up seven hits, striking out six and walking one. Kazmir had long since hit the showers when Houston pulled out the win in the 13th, but he put in another sterling effort while he was on the mound. Chris Carter served as Kazmir's nemesis, knocking in both of the runs on Kazmir's line (one was unearned) via a third inning two-run single. While he didn't pick up his fourteenth win on Tuesday, Kazmir is still holding batters to a fantastic .210 BAA to go with a 2.32 ERA. He's allowed only 94 hits in 122 innings pitched. He'll look for a win against the Rangers next time out.
Oberholtzer goes seven in 3-2 loss vs A's 07-23-2014
Brett Oberholtzer P HOU
Brett Oberholtzer was strong on Tuesday, giving up two runs and six hits in seven innings of work. Oberholtzer was pitching in the place of Colin McHugh. The numbers weren't spectacular or flashy, but he got the job done. He made the A's put the ball in play, as he didn't record a walk or strikeout. While Oberholtzer didn't factor into the decision (the game went thirteen innings), the effort dropped his ERA to 4.32. Should McHugh return this week, Olberholtzer will probably make his way back to the minors.
Schoop collects two hits and homers vs LAA 07-23-2014
Jonathan Schoop 2B BAL
Jonathan Schoop went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Angels. The blast was Schoop's eighth of the year and put him up to 26 RBI. Despite the homer, the second baseman is batting just .220/.256/.338 this season and doesn't merit serious fantasy consideration.
Hardy doubles twice in win over Angels 07-23-2014
J.J. Hardy SS BAL
J.J. Hardy went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI in Tuesday's meeting with the Angels. He now has 21 doubles on the season, to go with 30 RBI and a slash line of .284/.316/.380 His power outage through the first three months of the season has been well documented. If you're looking to buy low on an infielder, Hardy is a possible candidate, though at this point it's hard to trust him. July has been a rough month for the shortstop, as he's scuffled to the tune of .220/.281/.356.
Trout launches 24th home run, drives in two 07-23-2014
Mike Trout CF LAA
Mike Trout went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles. Trout's two-run blast accounted for the only runs the Angels were able to manage against Miguel Gonzalez. Prior to the homer, their only hits were a pair of Efren Navarro singles. The home run was Trout's 24th and put him up to 76 RBI. Even in tough losses like Tuesday's, Trout continues his march toward the AL MVP. He's slashing .309/.395/.610 to this point.
Gonzalez pitches into 8th, picks up fifth win 07-23-2014
Miguel Gonzalez P BAL
Miguel Gonzalez allowed just three hits and two runs in seven and two-thirds innings against the Angels on Tuesday. While Gonzalez did walk four, he was able to keep the Angels off the board until the eighth inning, when Mike Trout launched a two-run homer. Gonzalez has made a habit of going deep into games as of late. He'd gone eight innings in each of his last two starts. This effort dropped his ERA to 3.91. If he's able to continue this recent trend, he's somebody to keep an eye on in deep AL-only leagues. Next time out he'll face the Mariners.
Santiago tosses five shutout innings vs BAL 07-23-2014
Hector Santiago P LAA
Hector Santiago did not factor into the decision in Tuesday's game against the Orioles, throwing five scoreless innings and allowing two hits and three walks. While Santiago was able to keep the Orioles off the board, he had already thrown 99 pitches by the time the fifth inning was finished. The Angels have used him both out of the bullpen and in the rotation (thirteen starts in seventeen appearances). Despite the occasional struggle, he has a 4.02 ERA and has been a useful piece for the Halos. He'll take on the Tigers next time out.
Mejia notches 13th save in win over SEA 07-23-2014
Jenrry Mejia P NYM
Jenrry Mejia pitched a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his thirteenth save of the year on Tuesday against the Mariners. Mejia did walk one batter, but otherwise put up zeroes across the stat-line. The scoreless inning dropped his ERA to 3.80. While the ERA doesn't look particularly sparkling for a closer, Mejia has only given up one run over his last ten appearances. He also has 66 strikeouts in just over 66 innings and is 13-for-15 in save chances since assuming the closer's role.
Machado gets anti-inflammatory injection 07-23-2014
Manny Machado 3B BAL
Manny Machado (back) received an anti-inflammatory injection after Tuesday's game.

Eduardo A. Encina on Twitter
Machado was a late scratch Tuesday after his lower back tightened up on him. He's never had back issues before and will be re-evaluated Wednesday to see how much progress he's made. Consider the third baseman day-to-day.
Duda smashes 15th homer in win over Mariners 07-23-2014
Lucas Duda 1B NYM
Lucas Duda went 2-for-4 and hit his 15th home run in Tuesday's tilt with the Mariners. Duda had a nice all-around game. Not only did he smack an eighth inning home run, giving him fifty RBI even on the year, he also stole his third base of the season. You shouldn't hold your breath for another steal any time soon (please don't), but speedster abilities aside, Duda's slashing .261/.357/.485. He's really putting together a nice season.
Taijuan Walker recalled from Triple-A 07-23-2014
Taijuan Walker P SEA
Mariners recalled RHP Taijuan Walker from Triple-A Tacoma. Walker will start on Wednesday against the Mets. The young right-hander has posted a 3.60 ERA while striking out nine over 10 innings in his two starts for the Mariners this season. He isn't guaranteed to stay over the long haul, but his upside makes him a worthy pick-up in any leagues where he's available.
Erasmo Ramirez optioned to Triple-A 07-23-2014
Erasmo Ramirez P SEA
Mariners optioned RHP Erasmo Ramirez to Triple-A Tacoma. He struck out 10 while allowing two runs over seven innings against the Mets Tuesday but gets the boot because the M's needed to clear room for Wednesday starter Taijuan Walker. Ramirez will be back up later this season.
Cabrera goes 2-for-4 in loss to Diamondbacks 07-23-2014
Miguel Cabrera 1B DET
Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 on Tuesday, including an RBI single in the first. The RBI knock gave Cabrera 77 batted in on the year. Ho hum. Death, taxes, Miguel Cabrera knocking in runs on a nightly basis. What are "things that are a given," Alex? While Mike Trout seems destined for the AL MVP award this year, Cabrera continues to be consistently spectacular. He's slashing .313/.369/.531.
deGrom pitches third straight gem vs Mariners 07-23-2014
Jacob deGrom P NYM
Jacob deGrom threw seven innings of one-run ball against the Mariners to pick up his fourth win on Tuesday. Jacob deGrom tossed a third straight gem on Tuesday, striking out seven and walking just one over seven frames. It's the sixth straight start in which deGrom has not allowed more than three runs. In the process, he's dropped his ERA to 3.01. This is also the third straight start in which deGrom's gone seven innings. If he can keep lasting deep into games, he'll continue to provide nice strikeout and ERA boosts. He'll square off with the Brewers next time out.
Montero's two-run 8th inning single sinks DET 07-23-2014
Miguel Montero C ARZ
Miguel Montero went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth to give the Diamondbacks a 5-4 win over the Tigers. After Torii Hunter knocked in two to give the Tigers a 4-3 lead in the eighth, Miguel Montero answered with a two-run hit of his own in the bottom of the frame. He's done a nice job holding down the four-spot in Arizona's lineup. The All Star catcher now has 58 RBI on the season and is slashing .263/.344/.412.
Hill homers, drives in three vs Tigers 07-23-2014
Aaron Hill 2B ARZ
Aaron Hill went 1-for-3 with three RBI and a home run in the Diamondbacks' 5-4 win against the Tigers. The home run, a first inning solo shot, was just Hill's eighth of the season. His other two RBI came on a third inning sacrifice fly and a sixth inning RBI groundout. While Hill's batting a rather pedestrian .251/.284/.380 on the year, he's doing a decent job knocking in runs from the two-hole in Arizona's lineup, with 48 RBI notches on the belt as we near August.
Hernandez takes no-decision in 14-inning loss 07-23-2014
Roberto Hernandez P PHI
Roberto Hernandez got a no-decision, allowing three runs in 5 2/3 innings, as the Phillies lost 9-6 in 14 innings to the Giants on Tuesday. Hernandez was making his first start since July 9. He out-dueled Giants starter Yusmeiro Petit, but the Phillies' bullpen could not hold the lead. Hernandez allowed five hits, walked three, and struck out only one in the effort. He has had an uninspiring season, carrying a 4.25 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 71/54 K/BB ratio. Hernandez matches up next against the D'Backs at home on Sunday.
Ramirez fans 10 in seven innings vs. Mets 07-23-2014
Erasmo Ramirez P SEA
Erasmo Ramirez allowed two runs and gave up five hits in his seven innings of work against the Mets on Tuesday. Ramirez made the most of his recent call-up, striking out a season-high ten and walking just two as he lowered his ERA to 4.35. He had the misfortune of facing off against Jacob deGrom, who matched him pitch-for-pitch and ended up with the win, dropping Ramirez to 1-5 on the season. We'll see if the quality effort leads to a few more starts. Prior to this start, his last work had come against the Red Sox in late June.
Petit takes no-decision in a marathon win 07-23-2014
Yusmeiro Petit P SF
Yusmeiro Petit went home with a no-decision, allowing five runs in five innings as the Giants outlasted the Phillies in a 14-inning win on Tuesday. Petit was starting in place of the injured Matt Cain. The top of the Phillies' lineup had his number, particularly in a three-run fifth-inning which included a Jimmy Rollins two-run home run. Overall, Petit yielded seven hits and two walks while striking out five. Pitching mostly out of the bullpen, Petit has a 4.24 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 71/17 K/BB ratio. He'll start against the Dodgers at home on Sunday.
Anderson holds Tigers to two runs over six IP 07-23-2014
Chase Anderson P ARZ
Chase Anderson lasted six innings against the Tigers on Tuesday, scattering five hits while striking out five and walking three. The damage came on a first inning Miguel Cabrera RBI single and a third inning wild pitch that allowed Austin Jackson to score. Otherwise, Anderson was effective. While the game ended up being decided by the bullpen, this marks back-to-back quality starts for Anderson, whose ERA sits at a solid 3.58. He'll try to keep it going against the Reds in his next outing.
Rollins homers again, but Phils fall to SFG 07-23-2014
Jimmy Rollins SS PHI
Jimmy Rollins blasted a two-run home run, finishing 1-for-5 with two walks overall, in a 14-inning loss to the Giants on Tuesday. Rollins gave the Phillies a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the fifth with a two-run home run off of Yusmeiro Petit. It's his 13th home run of the season and his fifth in his last 10 games. He had six all of last season. The shortstop has had an up-and-down year, and maintains a mediocre .243/.327/.396 slash line with 45 RBI and 19 stolen bases.
Porcello goes seven in ND loss to ARI 07-23-2014
Rick Porcello P DET
Rick Porcello pitched seven innings of three-run ball in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks. The start was almost identical to his last start (against the Royals), as Porcello scattered five hits and struck out five without walking a batter in Arizona. Had Detroit's bullpen held onto a 5-3 eighth inning lead, Porcello would have picked up his thirteenth win. Alas, it was not to be. While he's only striking out 5.05 per nine innings, he's also posting the lowest WHIP of his career (1.18) to go with his 3.42 ERA. Porcello takes on the Angels in his next start.
Revere singles three times, steals two bags 07-23-2014
Ben Revere CF PHI
Ben Revere singled three times in six trips to the plate and stole two bases in a 14-inning loss to the Giants on Tuesday. Revere was making his first start since July 18 due to ankle soreness. He still ran somewhat gingerly, but was able to raise his batting average four points, swipe two bases, and score two runs. Revere owns an average-heavy .296/.316/.352 slash line with 28 stolen bases in 31 opportunities.
LaRoche homers, drives in three to down Rox 07-23-2014
Adam LaRoche 1B WAS
Adam LaRoche went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI to help the Nationals top the Rockies by a score of 7-4 on Tuesday. With the score tied 4-4 in the seventh inning, LaRoche deposited a Rex Brothers pitch into the right field seats to give the Nationals their first lead of the game. They ended up winning by the same margin. The homer was the first this month for the 34-year-old, but he has 13 home runs and 51 RBI to go with a respectable .275/.381/.453 line on the season.
Lincecum earns 1st career save in 14th inning 07-23-2014
Tim Lincecum P SF
Tim Lincecum notched the first save of his eight-year career, coming into Tuesday's game in the 14th inning and getting the final two outs for a Giants win. George Kontos started off the inning, but got into trouble when Ryan Howard singled to lead off the frame and Wil Nieves doubled with one out to put runners at second and third. Lincecum allowed Howard to score on a ground out, then walked Cameron Rupp, but was able to get Domonic Brown to ground out to first to end the game. As a starter, Lincecum had made strides lately, and now sports a 3.65 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 108/47 K/BB ratio. Lincecum started on Sunday but should be able to make his next scheduled start on Friday against the Dodgers at home.
Arenado hits first homer since finger injury 07-23-2014
Nolan Arenado 3B COL
Nolan Arenado hit a two-run home run, his first homer since breaking his left middle finger on May 23, in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals. Since his return to the lineup on July 3, Arenado had gone 14 games without a homer before Tuesday's blast in the third inning. The homer, his seventh overall, was his only hit in four at-bats. The finger injury derailed what appeared to be the makings of a breakout offensive year for the 23-year-old, but Arenado is still hitting .282/.305/.456 with plenty of time to add to those numbers over the next two months.
Crawford helps Giants win in 14 with 3-run 2B 07-23-2014
Brandon Crawford SS SF
Brandon Crawford cleared the bases with a double to break a 3-3 tie in the 14th inning as the Giants defeated the Phillies on Tuesday. Crawford took advantage of a struggling Jeff Manship, lacing a two-out double to left-center to give the Giants an 8-5 lead. They would tack on one more run just for good measure. Crawford had previously knocked in a run with a ground out and finished 2-for-6 on the night. The shortstop is slashing .239/.323/.413 with eight home runs and 44 RBI on the season.
Rendon has three hits, scores twice vs. Rox 07-23-2014
Anthony Rendon 3B WAS
Anthony Rendon finished 3-for-5 with two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Rockies. Rendon's three-hit effort broke a 1-for-19 slump he'd endured to start the second half. His two runs scored gives him 71 runs on the season, second-most in the National League. The 24-year-old is batting .279/.333/.473 with 13 home runs and 53 RBI with just over two months to play.
Soriano tosses scoreless ninth for 23rd save 07-23-2014
Rafael Soriano P WAS
Rafael Soriano pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Rockies on Tuesday to earn his 23rd save of the season. Soriano bounced back from blowing a save opportunity his last time out to put down the Rockies with relative ease. Soriano worked around a leadoff double to get Charlie Blackmon swinging before inducing two fly ball outs to end the game. The hiccup in his previous outing appears to have been just that, and Soriano still owns a stellar 1.15 ERA and 0.87 WHIP going forward.
Flande allows three runs in ND against Nats 07-23-2014
Yohan Flande P COL
Yohan Flande allowed three runs over 5 1/3 innings of a no-decision against the Nationals on Tuesday. Flande actually left in line for his first major league victory, but it wasn't to be as the Rockies bullpen proceeded to blow the lead and the game. The left-hander remains 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA and 1.60 WHIP on the year, and the Rockies should be able to find a better option to start in Flande's place before long.
Zimmermann gives up four runs over five in ND 07-23-2014
Jordan Zimmermann P WAS
Jordan Zimmermann allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings of work in a no-decision against the Rockies on Tuesday. Zimmermann was vulnerable to the big hit on Tuesday, as the Rockies scored all four of their runs against him on two homers and an RBI triple. He did strike out six while not walking a batter, raising his season K/BB ratio to 107/20 in 118 innings. Zimmermann will carry a 6-5 record and 3.20 ERA into his start at the Marlins early next week.
Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) to have MRI 07-23-2014
Ryan Zimmerman 3B WAS
Ryan Zimmerman will undergo an MRI after leaving Tuesday's game against the Rockies with a strained right hamstring.

Dan Kolko on Twitter
It's looking like Zimmerman is headed to the disabled list, but the Nationals won't know for sure until the test results come back. It would be his second trip to the DL this season, as he missed nearly two months with a fractured thumb. The Nats would go back to Anthony Rendon at third base and Danny Espinosa at second if Zimmerman is on the shelf for a while.
Moustakas' two homers help Royals down ChiSox 07-23-2014
Mike Moustakas 3B KC
Mike Moustakas went 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI in the Royals' 7-1 win over the White Sox on Tuesday. When it rains, it pours for Moustakas -- he'd hit just two home runs since June 21 and he hadn't driven in a run in his past eight games prior to Tuesday's outburst. The homers give Moustakas 12 home runs on the season to go with a .198/.262/.391 line. Games like Tuesday's remind of his potential, but the third baseman is just too inconsistent to be relied upon in fantasy realms.
Dunn lifts 15th home run in loss to Royals 07-23-2014
Adam Dunn DH CWS
Adam Dunn went 2-for-4 with a solo home run against the Royals on Tuesday. Dunn hit the solo shot off Royals starter Bruce Chen in the fourth inning. The homer was his 15th of the year, giving him 40 RBI. He's slashing .227/.364/.444 overall.
Ibanez has RBI double in win over White Sox 07-23-2014
Raul Ibanez LF KC
Raul Ibanez went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in a win over the White Sox on Tuesday. Ibanez' RBI double started the scoring in what would be a four-run sixth inning for the Royals. He had been 4-for-35 in his Royals tenure prior to Tuesday's two-hit game. With the club still holding out Wild Card aspirations and Ibanez going nowhere but down, it wouldn't be surprising to see the team make a move to replace the 42-year-old in the coming weeks.
Martinez holds Yankees scoreless in a ND 07-23-2014
Nick Martinez P TEX
Nick Martinez held the Yankees scoreless over 5 1/3 innings but took a no-decision as the Rangers needed 14 innings to lose by a 2-1 margin. Martinez stymied the Yankees, limiting them to only three hits and a walk while striking out three. He left with one out in the sixth, and 67 pitches, after walking Brett Gardner. Martinez's stats aren't pretty, as he owns a 4.73 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, and 32/32 K/BB ratio. He'll try to improve them all when he takes on the Athletics at home on Sunday.
Ramirez has two hits, two steals vs. Royals 07-23-2014
Alexei Ramirez SS CWS
Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-3 with two stolen bases in Tuesday's loss to the Royals. Ramirez surprised everyone by stealing 30 bases last season, and his two thefts on Tuesday gives him 17 steals on the year. The All-Star's two hits helped to raise his season line to .281/.318/.395.
Kelly Johnson nursing groin injury 07-23-2014
Kelly Johnson 3B NYY
Kelly Johnson will undergo an MRI after leaving Tuesday's game against the Rangers with a groin injury.

Daniel Barbarisi on Twitter
It's been a bad 24 hours for Johnson, as the groin ailment was preceded by the Yankees acquiring Chase Headley to take over at third base. The Bombers should have an update on Johnson's condition on Wednesday.
Whitley blanks TEX over 6, takes no-decision 07-23-2014
Chase Whitley P NYY
Chase Whitley held the Rangers scoreless over six innings, but was given a no-decision on Tuesday. Whitley was excellent on Tuesday, a rare bright spot for the young right-hander. The Rangers scratched out seven hits, but six were singles. Whitley did not issue a walk and struck out six in the process. Whitley still carries an ugly 4.60 ERA along with a 1.45 WHIP, and 46/12 K/BB ratio. He'll make his next start against the Blue Jays at home on Sunday.
Shelby Miller could start Saturday 07-23-2014
Shelby Miller P STL
The Cardinals are considering starting Shelby Miller on Saturday against the Cubs.

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Miller was moved to the bullpen immediately following the All-Star break and made a relief appearance Sunday, but the Cards still view him as a starter over the long haul. However, they could still opt to keep him in the 'pen and start Carlos Martinez Saturday.
Chen holds White Sox to one run in victory 07-23-2014
Bruce Chen P KC
Bruce Chen held the White Sox to one run over five innings in a win Tuesday. Chen's only mistake was a home run by Adam Dunn, but the left-hander limited the Sox to four hits and no runs over the rest of his time on the mound. It was his first win since April 19 and just his second win overall. Chen has filled in admirably in Jason Vargas' absence, but with Vargas nearing a return Chen will soon fade back into fantasy irrelevance.
Soria blows save as Rangers fall in 14 frames 07-23-2014
Joakim Soria P TEX
Joakim Soria blew his second save of the season, forking over a run in the bottom of the 13th inning as the Rangers went on to lose in 14. The Rangers had taken a 1-0 lead on J.P. Arencibia's 13th-inning solo home run, but Soria immediately got into trouble, allowing a lead-off double to Brett Gardner in the bottom half. Jacoby Ellsbury later knocked Gardner in with a single. Soria is now 17-for-19 in save chances with a 2.70 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, and a 42/4 K/BB ratio.
Arencibia belts 13th-inning HR, but TEX loses 07-23-2014
J.P. Arencibia C TEX
J.P. Arencibia broke a 0-0 tie in the 13th inning, his only hit in five at-bats, but the Rangers lost in 14 innings to the Yankees on Tuesday. Arencibia took David Huff out to right-center to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead in the 13th, but closer Joakim Soria gave the run right back in the bottom half of the inning. Arencibia has had a miserable year offensively, but he has homered in two of five games since the All-Star break. He's slashing a terrible .139/.186/.291 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 86 plate appearances.
Mike Olt optioned to Triple-A 07-23-2014
Mike Olt 3B CHC
Cubs optioned 3B Mike Olt to Triple-A Iowa. The last straw was Olt going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Tuesday, dropping his season line to .139/.222/.353 and his K/BB ratio to 84/19. Olt obviously has plus raw power, but he has a lot of holes in his swing and could struggle to carve out a long-term niche on a team with a boatload of position prospects on the way.
Carroll touched for 11 hits, five runs vs. KC 07-23-2014
Scott Carroll P CWS
Scott Carroll was roughed up for 11 hits and five runs over five innings in a loss to the Royals on Tuesday. The right-hander, who had allowed just three hits and zero runs over his past two starts combined, gave up five extra-base hits, including a home run, in the loss. He also walked two and struck out three. Carroll owns a 4.52 ERA and 1.53 WHIP through 73 2/3 innings, and he's a non-factor for fantasy purposes going forward.
Headley delivers walk-off hit in Yanks debut 07-23-2014
Chase Headley 3B NYY
Chase Headley made his Yankees debut in style, delivering a walk-off single in the 14th inning against the Rangers on Tuesday. Headley took his first at-bat as a Yankee in the eighth inning and struck out. He stayed in the game, grounding out twice in his next two at-bats before driving in Brian Roberts with his 14th-inning single. The Yankees acquired Headley earlier in the day. Overall, he is slashing .230/.296/.353 with seven home runs and 45 RBI on the season.
Santana's three XBH lead Tribe past Twins 07-23-2014
Carlos Santana 3B CLE
Carlos Santana went 4-for-5 with a home run and nine total bases as the Indians cruised past the Twins 8-2 on Tuesday. Santana had just three extra-base hits in his previous nine games, but the 28-year-old added two doubles to go with his 15th home run of the year. If anything, he deserved to have an even better night from a statistical standpoint -- the homer came with nobody on, and his other three hits drove in just one run combined. The four-hit evening raised his season line to .214/.353/.401.