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Rene Rivera went 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored against the Dodgers on Saturday.

Rivera has been streaking of late, going 8-for-19 (.421 BA) with three extra-base hits, three RBI and four runs scored over his last six games. With Yasmani Grandal getting time at first base, Rivera has been able to see regular playing time behind the dish in recent weeks, but outside of NL-only leagues, he remains a fringe fantasy option while hitting in one fo the worst lineups in all of baseball.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

31 Aug, 04:11 AM

Ian Kennedy allowed just one run on four hits and three walks with eight strikeouts over seven innings against the Dodgers on Saturday.

Kennedy was on top of his game on Saturday, but was unable to get back to .500 after his offense failed to hold up their end of the deal. He is now 10-11 with a 3.65 ERA and 1.28 WHIP through 28 starts while owning a 182:60 K:BB rate over 170.0 innings. With opponents hitting .247 against Kennedy, which is is career average, he has found success on most occasions in 2014, considering he has allowed just four home runs over his last 10 starts and 13 overall. He will look to get back in the win column when he faces off against the Diamondbacks on Thursday.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

31 Aug, 04:09 AM

Padres placed IF Chris Nelson on the paternity leave list.

Nelson shouldn't be out for too long, but this shouldn;t be much of a concern for fantays owners, as he doesn't offer much value in any formats. He is batting .233 with no home runs over 27 games, and will continue to see occasional starts once he returns.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

30 Aug, 05:24 PMSource

Padres recalled RHP Jesse Hahn from Double-A San Antonio.

Hahn had been sent down to San Antonio to limit his innings, and will work out of the bullpen for the remainder of this season, as the Padres want to limit their young pitcher's innings the rest of the way. While he has been great as a whole this season, he had begun to tire, allowing 11 runs over his last 16.1 innings before being sent down. Hahn doesn't offer much value for the remainder of this season, but could be very valuable next season if he can repeat his 2014 success.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

30 Aug, 05:24 PMSource

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Analyst: Jeff Mans  View Profile

17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

Yangervis Solarte 3B, Abraham Almonte CF, Seth Smith LF, Yasmani Grandal 1B, Jedd Gyorko 2B, Will Venable RF, Rene Rivera C, Alexi Amarista SS, (Ian Kennedy P)

30 Aug, 05:16 PM

Andrew Cashner allowed just one run on six hits and no walks while striking out eight batters over six innings in Friday's win over the Dodgers.

Cashner posted another solid performance on Friday night although he has now taken two no-decisions since returning from an extended stay on the disabled list. Through 14 starts this season, Cashner is sitting on a 2.37 ERA and 1.21 WHIP while maintaining a decent 68:24 K:BB rate over 87.1 innings. He will look to get in the win column for just the third time this season when he takes on the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

30 Aug, 07:57 AM

Everth Cabrera (left hamstring strain) could head to Lake Elsinore over the weekend to begin a rehab assignment.

Cabrera was hoping he could skip the rehab assignment and return during the weekend but it looks like he'll play in a couple minor league games. he'll likely be activated when rosters expand on September 1st.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

29 Aug, 07:17 PMSource

Yangervis Solarte 3B, Abraham Almonte CF, Seth Smith LF, Yasmani Grandal 1B, Jedd Gyorko 2B, Rene Rivera C, Rymer Liriano RF, Alexi Amarista SS, (Andrew Cashner P)

29 Aug, 06:00 PM

Rene Rivera went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in the Padres win over the Brewers on Wednesday. 

Rivera has actually been seeing a little more time lately, and has now hit safely in six of his last eight games, though this was the first power display we've seen from in in quite some time. He could have some use over the final month as a second catcher in some deeper leagues if he continues playing this often, but his .241 average with just eight home runs and 32 RBI don't exactly scream fantasy hero.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

28 Aug, 01:22 AM

Odrisamer Despaigne allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk with nine strikeouts over seven innings in a no decision against the Brewers on Wednesday.

Despaigne is nearing must-start territory when he is at home, though wins will likely always ben hard to come by.
Analyst: Steve Pimental  View Profile

28 Aug, 01:20 AM

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