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ESPN's Buster Olney reports that Jason Hammel's agents are asking for a three- or four-year deal.

We have a hard time seeing that happen after Hammel posted a disappointing 4.97 ERA over 26 starts and three relief appearances this past season. The 31-year-old missed time with a forearm injury and saw his strikeout rate fall considerably from 2012. It might be in his best interests to settle for a one-year deal and test the market again next winter.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 05:28:00 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-5 with a triple and a two-run homer in Friday's 6-3 win over the Blue Jays.

The red-hot Ellsbury now has four homers and nine RBI over his last five games. Unfortunately, he hurt his left ankle on a slide into home plate in the ninth inning. Tests came back negative, but he was limping after the game and might not be able to play Saturday.
Aug 29 - 11:57 PM

Jose Bautista smacked a solo homer against the Blue Jays on Friday.

Bautista has now gone deep in three straight games. He's now up to 27 home runs on the year, which ties him with teammate Edwin Encarnacion for sixth in the majors.
Aug 29 - 11:54 PM

Justin Verlander was terrific in Friday’s victory over the White Sox, allowing just one run on nine hits over seven strong innings of work.

Verlander racked up eight strikeouts on the evening while issuing just two free passes. The only blemish on his evening was a sacrifice fly off the bat of Adam Dunn in the first inning. It has been a hugely disappointing season for the fomer Cy Young award winner, who owns a 4.68 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 132/60 K/BB ratio through 171 1/3 innings. He’ll look to carry over this dominant effort when he does battle against the Indians in Cleveland on Wednesday.
Aug 29 - 11:47 PM

Chris Davis smashed a grand slam in Friday's win over the Twins.

It was the big blow in a five-run fifth inning against Trevor May. Davis has three hits in his last seven games and they all happened to be home runs. He's now up to 24 homers on the year, but he's done it with a lousy .189/.292/.400 batting line.
Aug 29 - 11:25 PM

Jorge Soler blasted a pair of home runs and drove home three, powering the Cubs to a 7-2 victory over the Cardinals on Friday.

He finished the night 3-for-3 plus a walk. Soler tied the game with a solo shot off opposing starter Shelby Miller in the seventh inning, then tagged Pat Neshek for a two-run blast the following inning. He has started his big league career off with a bang, going 7-for-11 (.636) with three homers and six RBI in his first three games. He needs to be owned and started in all mixed leagues.
Aug 29 - 11:25 PM

Mookie Betts blasted the first grand slam of his major league career, leading the Red Sox to an 8-4 victory over the Rays in Tampa Bay on Friday.

His critical blast came off opposing starter Chris Archer with two outs in the second inning, increasing the Red Sox lead to 8-0 at the time and putting the game virtually out of reach. Betts also singled in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-5. He's now hitting .253/.337/.418 with three homers and seven RBI in his limited time with the Red Sox.
Aug 29 - 11:14 PM

Justin Upton belted his 26th home run of the season on Friday, powering the Braves to a 5-2 victory over the Marlins.

The younger Upton also delivered an RBI single in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-4 with three RBI. He's enjoying another tremendous season at the plate, slashing .288/.362/.524 with 26 bombs and 91 RBI, and will certainly garner some attention in the voting for the National League MVP.
Aug 29 - 11:03 PM

Royals designated LHP Bruce Chen for assignment.

Chen gets the boot after being pummeled for six runs in an extra-innings loss to the Twins on Thursday. The left-hander had been used sparingly since returning from the DL, so the move isn't terribly surprising. He'll pass through waivers easily given his $3.25 million salary.
Aug 29 - 5:41 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday that Daniel Murphy (calf) is "looking at quite a lengthy DL stint."

General manager Sandy Alderson also added that the MRI on Murphy's right calf showed "a significant issue," and it "could end up taking more than the minimum time on the disabled list." With just 28 games remaining in the season, it's certainly possible Murphy's year is over. Dilson Herrera was called up on Friday to take over at second base.
Aug 29 - 5:20 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said that Joey Votto (quad) had "some fairly significant discomfort" when fielding ground balls on Wednesday.

"He took a few ground balls (Wednesday)," Price said."It wasn't as good a result as we had hoped. There was still some fairly significant discomfort when he got lateral side-to-side so we had back off with that and stay with some strengthening and whatever the physical therapy protocols are. We hope when we get back there are some marked improvement. He took some light swings yesterday and he'll be able to gradually increase baseball workload based on how he feels." The Reds aren't ready to shut Votto down for the season and don't think his distal quad strain will be a chronic injury. However, with the club's playoff hopes dwindling, the odds of them bringing Votto back in the final month aren't good at this point. Fantasy owners certainly shouldn't be expecting to get him back.
Aug 29 - 5:15 PM

Cardinals activated C Yadier Molina from the 15-day disabled list.

Molina went 5-for-6 with three doubles in his two rehab games to show the Cards he was ready. He's catching and batting sixth Friday versus the Cubs in his return to action. Tony Cruz was sent down, so A.J. Pierzynski will serve as the backup.
Aug 29 - 4:55 PM




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