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Anthony Rizzo (back) expects to shut it down for couple days.

Well that gives the answer to the question of whether or not he'll be in the lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader. We'll continue to call Rizzo day-to-day, but it's getting closer to looking like a potential DL stint that could be retroactive to Tuesday the 26th.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Aug, 12:20 PMSource

Joakim Soria is scheduled to throw on flat ground Saturday.

Soria is recovering from an oblique strain and it's taking longer than originally thought. He's still only throwing from flat ground and the team still hasn't decided when he can start throwing from a mound yet. Continue to monitor him, but it seems like he's still at least a full week away, if not more.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Aug, 11:23 AMSource

Anthony Rizzo (back) is not in the Cubs starting lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.

Rizzo has missed the last four games with his back issue and will sit out the first game of Saturday's doubleheader with the Cardinals. It is not yet known whether or not he'll be in the lineup for Game 2. Chris Valaika will play first base during Game 1.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Aug, 11:16 AM

Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.

Ellsbury suffered a sprained ankle Friday and while tests showed no ligament damage, he's likely to miss a few games. Brett Gardner is in center and batting leadoff Saturday.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Aug, 10:53 AM

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Analyst: Jeff Mans  View Profile

17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

White Sox purchased contract of P Chris Bassitt from Double-A Birmingham.

Bassitt will start the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers. He had a 1.56 ERA and a 9.35 K/9 over 34.2 innings for the Birmingham Barons, but is not recommended for use in fantasy right now.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Aug, 10:37 AMSource

Tigers designated Justin Miller for assignment.

The Tigers are looking to free up some space on the 40-man roster, and Miller is obviously not part of their plans in September. The team will likely make a corresponding move soon.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Aug, 10:33 AMSource

White Sox recalled Eric Surkamp from Triple-A Charlotte.

Surkamp will provide some bullpen depth this time around and may be called upon for multiple innings if needed. There's no fantasy value here though.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Aug, 10:25 AMSource

White Sox optioned RHP Scott Carroll to Triple-A Charlotte.

Carroll got beaten up again on the hill Friday night and will now head down to open up a roster spot for the White Sox. He should be back once rosters expand but still won't be helpful in fantasy.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Aug, 10:23 AMSource

Michael Saunders returned to Safeco Field on Friday for an on-field workout and said he's feeling healthier after recovering from a viral infection.

He's going to be ready immediately, having lost 12 pounds due to the viral infection. He'll need to build up his strength and get his timing at the plate back. It's more likely that he starts out platooning for a few games before potentially being given his full-time job back.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Aug, 09:32 AMSource

Hunter Pence went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a pair of runs scored in Friday's 13-2 victory over the Brewers. 

Pence is now 11-for-24 with one home run, seven RBI and five runs scored over his last seven games as he continues to have himself a solid season for both the Giants and his fantasy owners. Now sporting a .290 average with 18 home urns, 62 RBI, 91 runs scored and 11 steals, Pence has been a consistent hitter for the Giants no matter where he is slotted in the starting lineup, but he should now return more RBI production hitting fifth on a regular basis.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

30 Aug, 08:05 AM

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