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Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais confirmed Saturday that starting pitcher James Paxton (forearm) will return from the disabled list to start against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday. What It Means: Paxton has missed a month with a strained forearm but he avoided any setbacks and hit his original target for a return. He will square off against Rockies' likely starter, Antonio Senzatela ...

San Diego Padres first baseman Wil Myers is not in the lineup on Saturday against the Washington Nationals. What It Means: Myers is getting a rest day against Stephen Strasburg, so Yangervis Solarte is sliding over to first base and batting second. Allen Cordoba enters the lineup in left field and he will lead off on Saturday. Our models project Cordoba for 1.1 hits over 4.6 plate appearances on S ...

Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy is once again out of the Nationals' starting lineup on Saturday. What It Means: It will be Murphy's second straight game out of the lineup and while the Nats contend that the injury isn't serious, it's not reassuring that Murphy isn't back in action. Wilmer Difo is starting at second once again and batting eighth on Saturda ...

Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is not in the Tigers' starting lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox. What It Means: Martinez should be in the lineup for Game 2 later this afternoon, so stay tuned. JaCoby Jones is starting in right field for Game 1 and batting eighth against Tyler Danish. Our models project Jones for 0.9 hits over 4.1 ...

The Chicago White Sox signed outfielder Luis Robert to a $26 million contract. What It Means: After fighting off the Cardinals to sign the 19 year-old prospect, the White Sox will hold a press conference later on Saturday to announce the signing. Robert is considered an elite-level talent, so this is a great get for the Sox. Source: Rotoworld.com ...

The Detroit Tigers have placed second baseman Ian Kinsler on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain. What It Means: Kinsler has been playing through a hamstring injury, but he apparently injured it further during Friday's game. While Kinsler is on the shelf, look for Dixon Machado and Andrew Romine to take care of second base duties. Kinsler currently owns a .239/.365/.331 slas ...

Texas Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is not in the starting lineup on Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays. What It Means: It's a regularly scheduled day off for the veteran catcher. Robinson Chirinos will serve as Yu Darvish's battery mate and will bat cleanup against Marco Estrada on Saturday afternoon. Our models project Chirinos for 0.9 hits over 4.4 plate appearances with a 54.0 ...

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano is not in the starting lineup on Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays. What It Means: Sano has been in a small slump lately going 0-for-13 with 10 strikeouts over his last three games, so manager Paul Molitor is giving him a day off to clear his head. Eduardo Escobar is starting at third base and batting sixth while Ehire Adrianza is playing shortstop and b ...

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Bud Norris is considered day-to-day with soreness in his right knee. What It Means: The injury forced the veteran right-hander to leave Friday's game against the Miami Marlins. It doesn't sound like he'll require a trip to the disabled list, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him held out through the rest of the weekend as a precautionary measure. I ...

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis had a monster day at the plate on Friday, going 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI. What It Means: Travis got the Blue Jays on the board with a grand slam off in the second inning. He wound up finishing the night just a triple shy of the cycle. After a miserable start to the season, Travis' bat has heated up substantially in recent weeks. Travis is ...

Oakland Athletics second baseman Jed Lowrie stayed hot in Friday’s win by going 3-for-4 with an RBI single. What It Means: Lowrie had two singles and a double, and broke the scoreless tie in the eighth. The 33-year-old has hit safely in seven straight games, including five multi-hit games. Lowrie is batting .310/.376/.500 with six homers through 194 plate appearances on the year. Source: Rotoworld ...

New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka struck out a career-high 13 batters Friday against the Oakland Athletics, but took the loss after allowing one run in 7 1/3 innings. What It Means: Tanaka held the Athletics scoreless through seven innings before giving up a one-out single in the eighth. It was a tough luck situation, but the Yankees and fantasy owners should feel very good about t ...

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom struck out 10 and allowed one run over 8 1/3 innings in Friday’s victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. What It Means: It was the longest outing by a Mets starter this season. DeGrom allowed just six hits and one walk, with the lone run scoring on a solo homer from Gregory Polanco in the fourth inning. Terry Collins gave him the chance to go the distance i ...

New York Mets second baseman Neil Walker went 3-for-5 with two homers, four RBI, and three runs scored in an 8-1 victory on Friday over the Pittsburgh Pirates. What It Means: Walker clubbed a two-run homer in the third inning and a solo shot in the fifth, giving him his fifth career mulit-homer game. He later added an RBI single in the sixth for good measure. Walker had a very quiet April, but he’ ...

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tim Adleman delivered an outstanding performance in Friday's victory, allowing just one hit over eight shutout innings. What It Means: Adleman walked two and struck out four on the night. The only hit against him came on an Andres Blanco one-out single in the first inning. He takes on the Toronto Blue Jays away on Wednesday. Adleman currently holds a 4.95 ERA ...

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer was in dominant form in Friday's victory over the San Diego Padres, racking up a season-high 13 strikeouts over 8 2/3 innings of one-run ball. What It Means: The right-hander scattered three hits and a pair of walks in the contest. The only damage against him came on a solo homer off the bat of Ryan Schimpf in the fourth inning. He made a bit ...

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Randall Delgado will make another start on Monday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. What It Means: Delgado allowed just one earned run on three hits over four innings on Wednesday while making his first start of the season. He'll continue to see starts until Taijuan Walker (blister) is ready to return to the Diamondbacks' rotation. Delgado owns a 3.82 ERA, 1.14 ...

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jesse Hahn's MRI on his injured right triceps came back negative. What It Means: Hahn will still spend some time on the disabled list, but it's good to hear he avoided anything too concerning during Tuesday's start against the Miami Marlins. It's unclear how much time the right-hander may have to miss. Through 49 2/3 innings this season, Hahn ...

The Baltimore Orioles have pitcher Alec Asher starting on Sunday instead of Ubaldo Jimenez. What It Means: No word if this is a long term move or just a spot start for Asher. The 25-year-old has excelled out of the bullpen and in his one start this year while Jimenez has been downright awful. It may take some time to stretch Asher out if he is staying in the rotation so stay away on Sunday. Asher ...

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A St. Lucie on Friday. What It Means: Cespedes is scheduled to remain in St. Lucie throughout the weekend with Monday the likely day for his return to the big leagues. That is if there are no setbacks with his hamstring of course. Cespedes has been out since April 27. numberFire's algorithms project C ...

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ (elbow) could rejoin the rotation as soon as Tuesday versus the Cincinnati Reds. What It Means: The Blue Jays may opt to have Happ turn in another rehab start before having him join the big league rotation, but his elbow reportedly looked good after three innings of work on Thursday for High-A Dunedin. Look for the 34-year-old left-hander to be back som ...

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Cameron Maybin (knee) said Friday that he expects to return to the lineup Saturday against the Miami Marlins. What It Means: Maybin left early Thursday with a sore right knee and he's being held out of the lineup on Friday, but it doesn't sound like it's too big of a deal. Maybin is now hitting .240/.362/.363 in 174 plate appearances this season with th ...

San Diego Padres outfielder Manuel Margot (calf) was wearing a walking boot on his right leg Friday and is expected to be placed on the disabled list. What It Means: Margot hurt his calf running out a groundball on Wednesday and hasn't played since. There is no word on how serious the injury is, but it looks like the 22-year-old is going to miss a few weeks. Allen Cordoba is playing in center ...

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera and second baseman Ian Kinsler are not in Friday's lineup versus the Chicago White Sox. What It Means: The Tigers will start John Hicks at first base, Andrew Romine at second, and Alex Avila behind the plate. Jose Iglesias is leading things off against right-hander Mike Pelfrey and the White Sox. Entering Friday night, numberFire's models have ...

Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop/outfielder Chris Owings is batting first on Friday versus the Milwaukee Brewers. What It Means: Arizona is giving usual leadoff hitter Gregor Blanco the night off, prompting the move in the batting order for Owings. The shortstop has hit first in just two games this season, going 3-for-10. Owings is hitting .320/.352/.491 with six home runs and nine stolen bases in 1 ...

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