Andrew Phelps
Yulieski Gurriel (R) Headshot

Gurriel moved from first base to third when Alex Bregman left during the middle of Tuesday's win with a hamstring injury.

Normally, manager A.J. Hinch would rejigger his lineup to have Marwin Gonzalez play third base, but he's needed to cover for the injured Carlos Correa (thumb). If Bregman's injury lingers, Gurriel or Tyler White can handle the hot-corner duties. Gurriel is batting .293 with 13 home runs and 53 RBI through 87 games.
6:43 am (EST)
Aaron Altherr (R) Headshot

Altherr (hamstring) is expected to come off the disabled list on Friday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Altherr has been sidelined since July 14 with a hamstring strain. He could be eased back into action this weekend while the Phillies try to trade Howie Kendrick to open up additional at-bats in the outfield rotation.
6:24 am (EST)
Odubel Herrera (L) Headshot

Manager Pete Mackanin pulled Herrera from Tuesday's 5-0 loss to the Astros after he did not run out a dropped third strike in the sixth inning, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Mackanin said he would talk with Herrera on Wednesday. It is possible he could try to send a message to his young outfielder by benching him for the series finale against the Astros. Herrera finished Tuesday's game 0-for-3, but has been on a roll this month, hitting .348/.408/.623 with four home runs in 66 at-bats.
5:46 am (EST)
Chris Taylor (R) Headshot

Taylor doubled twice in four at-bats and drove home three runs against the Twins on Tuesday.

The leadoff hitter's strong performance provided all the run production the Dodgers ended up needing in a 6-2 win. Taylor is in the midst of a spectacular breakout campaign while serving as a much-used utility man in Los Angeles, as he's now hitting .321 with a dozen homers and steals apiece, not to mention 47 RBI and 52 runs in 83 games. One way or another, he's been finding his way into the lineup nearly every day since his call-up in mid-April. However, it's our duty to point out his potential for regression: His BABIP is an insane .426 and he's never shown this kind of power in the minors. That said, he's 26 years old -- the right age for a power breakout -- and he's markedly improved his walk rate as well as his hard-hit and line-drive rates.
4:56 am (EST)
José Berrios (R) Headshot

Berrios (9-4) gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk over just four innings in Tuesday's road loss to the Dodgers. He struck out three.

It's been a bumpy ride lately for the talented Puerto Rican righty. After putting up a 2.67 ERA and 0.91 WHIP in his first eight starts of 2017, he's seen those numbers swell to 3.76 and 1.20, respectively, thanks to his struggles this month. Berrios put up a positive outing against the Yankees last Wednesday, seemingly putting an end to his July skid, but this was a step backward. He's still a credible fantasy starter and a spectacular keeper-league asset, but it wouldn't hurt to be careful with how you use him. With the Twins scheduled for off days Thursday and Monday, Berrios may not start again until next Tuesday in San Diego -- a much friendlier matchup.
4:52 am (EST)
Luis Avilán (L) Headshot

Avilan notched his 11th hold by striking out the side in the sixth inning against Minnesota on Tuesday.

While his 1.38 WHIP remains a concerning mark, Avilan has suffered from bad BABIP luck and has generally been a valued part of the Dodgers' bullpen. He's delivered seven straight scoreless appearances, posting a 10:1 K:BB over 6.1 innings in that span.
4:48 am (EST)
Josh Ravin (R) Headshot

Ravin tossed three hitless innings Tuesday against Minnesota, allowing only a walk while striking out one en route to his first career save.

Just recalled from the minor leagues the day before, Ravin was an unlikely candidate to record a save, but he was able to give most of the rest of the Dodgers' bullpen a rest after starter Kenta Maeda went just five frames. This outing may help the hard-throwing Ravin's case for a steady relief role in Hollywood, but he won't see too many high-leverage innings.
4:46 am (EST)
Kenta Maeda (R) Headshot

Maeda (9-4) yielded two runs (one earned) over five innings in a win over the Twins on Tuesday. He struck out four while giving up five hits and two walks.

The Japanese righty is rarely allowed to pitch deep into games; although this was his third consecutive win, each of those starts has seen him go exactly five frames. Nonetheless, he's gradually pulling his ratios down to respectability -- over his last 35.2 innings, Maeda has a 2.52 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP and a 31:7 K:BB.
4:43 am (EST)
Manny Margot (R) Headshot

Margot went 3-for-4 with a run scored against the Mets on Tuesday.

He's gone 6-for-13 since returning from the paternity list, but all the hits have been singles. Margot's prospect pedigree and speed give him appeal in deeper formats and especially in keeper leagues, though the Padres' leadoff hitter does have to contend with the team's subpar run-producing ability, which limits his counting stats.
4:39 am (EST)
Allen Cordoba (R) Headshot

Cordoba hit a two-run homer in a 1-for-3 effort against the Mets on Tuesday.

The second-inning long ball was the rookie's fourth in 78 games (194 plate appearances) this season. As a Rule 5 pick, he's relatively safe in his position on San Diego's roster, but Cordoba's spotty playing time and poor offensive production sharply limit his fantasy value.
4:36 am (EST)
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