Mike Leake a strong fantasy option
Eric Karabell on the Reds' pitcher: "I’m not saying he’s an ace, but on Monday he kind of is one of the aces of the day against a Twins team that’s struggling to score runs."
Heart of Red Sox order could have big night
David Ortiz has 3 HRs in 25 at-bats against R.A. Dickey, and Pablo Sandoval with Pablo Sandoval and Mike Napoli each hitting .318 versus the knuckleballer. They'll hit 4-5-6 for Boston tonight. Lineup notes
Stanton has surgery, out 4-6 weeks
Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton officially had surgery Sunday on his fractured left wrist that he suffered Friday. The team said he would miss 4-6 weeks. Stanton currently leads the majors with 27 HRs and 67 RBIs.
Jones back in lineup for O's tonight
Adam Jones has played just once since June 20, but he's hitting third tonight as Baltimore hosts the Rangers. The O's haven't really missed a beat without him, as they've won seven of their last eight games. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN
Healthy Pujols a productive Pujols
Baseball Tonight analyst Eric Wedge says a major reason for Albert Pujols' surge is that he's been able to produce more torque from the lower half of his body.
Royals losing ground in All-Star voting
The latest All-Star voting update was released by MLB today, and the Royals are down to five players in position to start. Mike Moustakas has slipped behind Toronto's Josh Donaldson at third base, and Kendrys Morales trails Seattle's Nelson Cruz at DH.
Hamilton expects to return Tuesday
Rangers OF Josh Hamilton has been on the disabled list since June 4 with a hamstring injury. He has played just 7 games this season.
Orioles shut down prospect Bundy
RHP Dylan Bundy hasn't pitched in a month because of shoulder tendinitis. Manager Buck Showalter: "He's just kind of shut down for the near future." Bundy underwent Tommy John surgery in 2013, but surgery isn't imminent for this injury yet.
Gordon Edes @GordonEdes
MRI results negative for Hanley Ramirez, who was winging to Toronto tonight. Farrell said he hopes he can swing a bat in BP
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Yankees OF Brett Gardner named AL player of the week. He hit .500 (13-for-26) with 9 runs scored, 2 home runs, 4 doubles in 6 games
Many bargain arms to consider tonight
Cynthia Frelund says you can go cheap with pitchers such as Nathan Karns, Lance McCullers and Jimmy Nelson in your DFS lineups, thus allowing you to pick up lots of big bats.
Phillies introduce Andy MacPhail
MacPhail, a long-time exec with the Cubs, Orioles and Twins, was introduced today to the Phillies' front office. For the interim, MacPhail will serve as a special assistant to president Pat Gillick, who plans on retiring shortly after this season. At that point, MacPhail will succeed him.
MacPhail joins Phillies' leadership
Philadelphia introduced long-time MLB exec Andy MacPhail to the Phillies' front office today. MacPhail has served in the front offices of the Twins, Cubs and Orioles. He joins a Phillies organization in disarray after manager Ryne Sandberg just resigned in the midst of a 27-50 season.
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MacPhail doesn't sound as if he expects to have a lot of input in trade deadline deals. "I've been out 3 years."
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Mariners threw 3 wild pitches Sunday vs. Angels; final one scored the winning run in 10th inning It was the first “bounce-off” this season