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Rockies designated OF Brandon Barnes for assignment.

The move clears a spot for David Dahl on the 40-man roster. Barnes owns an ugly .220/.250/.320 over 48 games with the Rockies this season.
Jul 25 - 5:27 PM

Rockies purchased the contract of OF David Dahl from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Dahl has officially been called up to the majors and will bat sixth and play left field in his major league debut Monday against the Orioles. The 22-year-old has batted .314/.394/.569 with 18 homers, 61 RBI, and 17 steals over 92 games this season between Double- and Triple-A. It's unclear how the playing time will shake out, but there could be a clear path if Carlos Gonzalez and/or Charlie Blackmon are traded. Obviously the fantasy potential is huge here, especially by virtue of playing half of his games in Coors Field.
Jul 25 - 5:21 PM

Alex Rodriguez is not in Monday's lineup against the Astros.

He's sitting despite a left-hander (Dallas Keuchel) starting for Houston. Carlos Beltran will serve as the DH while Aaron Hicks plays right field.
Jul 25 - 5:20 PM

Rich Hill described the blister on his left middle finger as "a little hot spot," but said that it's healing.

Hill, who left a start on July 17 after just five pitches, threw a bullpen session Sunday while wearing a protective cover on his finger. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return to action, but some clarity would be nice as August 1 approaches. The southpaw is one of the top starting pitchers on the trade market.
Jul 25 - 5:16 PM

The Rangers expect Prince Fielder to undergo season-ending neck surgery later this week.

It's not unexpected after Fielder was placed on the disabled list last week with a herniated disk in his neck. He required fusion surgery on his neck two years ago, but the specifics of this week's procedure isn't yet known. Either way, he's done for the year and at this point, his future is very much up in the air. He's still under contract through 2020.
Jul 25 - 5:09 PM

Brett Gardner is not in Monday's lineup versus the Astros.

He'll take a seat against left-hander Dallas Keuchel. Rob Refsynder will start in left field and bat second.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Gardner, Alex Rodriguez and Brian McCann are all out of the lineup for the Yankees tonight. The Yankees don’t strike out much against southpaws (17.1%), but that’s about the only thing they have going for them in this match-up. They own the 4th worst wOBA (.304) and 3rd worst ISO (.127) against LHP and have been one of the poorest offenses on the road this season. Keuchel is still very good at keeping the ball on the ground (56.8 GB%) and has pitched much better in his home park over the last two seasons. He's allowed just a .293 wOBA to opposing hitters at home this year with a very respectable 4.6 Hd-Sft%, making him a viable target in any format.
Jul 25 - 5:01 PM

T.J. McFarland (knee) is close to getting back to throwing off a mound.

McFarland landed on the disabled list at the end of June with left knee inflammation and even paid a visit to Dr. James Andrews earlier this month, but he's slowly working his way back to action. The southpaw had a 5.63 ERA over 15 appearances before hitting the DL.
Jul 25 - 4:57 PM

Cameron Rupp (head) has returned to the Phillies' lineup Monday against the Marlins.

Rupp was hit in the head by a pitch on Saturday, but he passed MLB's concussion protocol and has been cleared to return. He'll bat fifth and catch Jeremy Hellickson.
Jul 25 - 4:52 PM

Maikel Franco (wrist) is back in the Phillies' lineup Monday against the Marlins.

Franco hasn't started since Friday due to a bruised wrist, but he entered the game Sunday after Andres Blanco fractured his left index finger. He's batting third against Jarred Cosart on Monday.
Jul 25 - 4:49 PM

Josh Reddick (back) has returned to the Athletics' starting lineup Monday against the Rangers.

Reddick missed consecutive starts over the weekend due to back soreness, but he was able to play some defense on Sunday. It's not a major concern.
Jul 25 - 4:44 PM

Craig Kimbrel (knee) could begin a minor league rehab assignment as soon as Saturday.

Kimbrel, who is coming back from left knee surgery, threw around 20 pitches off the mound on Monday and is scheduled to throw another bullpen session on Wednesday. If all goes well, he could rejoin the Red Sox as soon as next Monday in Seattle. Brad Ziegler will continue to fill in at closer for now.
Jul 25 - 4:39 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez is expected to rejoin the Orioles on Tuesday.

Jimenez has been away on paternity leave since Saturday. Despite a lengthy absence, he's considered an option to start Thursday against the Twins.
Jul 25 - 4:34 PM

Daniel Norris (oblique) will make another minor league rehab start with Double-A Erie.

It's not a big surprise, as Norris gave up five runs on five hits and three walks over 4 2/3 innings on Saturday with Triple-A Toledo. He'll hope for better results in his next rehab outing. The southpaw has been out since early July with an oblique injury.
Jul 25 - 4:31 PM

Andres Blanco will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair a fractured left index finger.

Blanco suffered the injury on a slide into third base on Sunday. Phillies manager Pete Mackanin is optimistic that he could be back in six weeks.
Jul 25 - 4:21 PM

Diamondbacks purchased the contract of RHP Braden Shipley from Triple-A Reno.

Shipley will make his major league debut Monday against the Brewers. The 25-year-old posted a 3.70 ERA and 77/22 K/BB ratio in 119 1/3 innings over 19 starts this season in Triple-A. It's unclear if he'll keep a rotation spot once Zack Greinke (oblique) is ready to return.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Shipley was the 15th overall pick back in the 2013 draft, but hasn't been great at the AAA level with just a 15.5 K% in 119.1 IP on the season. While the Brewers do strike out a ton against RHP (26.3 K%), they are in a nice spot tonight with one of the highest team totals on the slate. All of the bats in the top six of the order are squarely in play, and stacking up any combination of them is a fine GPP move.
Jul 25 - 4:14 PM


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