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Padres interim manager Pat Murphy said Derek Norris has a left shoulder strain.

It seems likely Norris will miss Wednesday's game against Cole Hamels and the Phillies, but odds are you weren't going to start Norris in that game, anyway. Austin Hedges would get most of the work behind the plate if Norris is out. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Padres Interim manager Pat Murphy said Shawn Kelley may have a forearm strain, and he will likely get an MRI on Wednesday.

Kelley has a 2.72 ERA and 1.06 WHiP, though those numbers are likely helped by PETCO. Kelley is worth keeping an eye on for 2016, but he has little fantasy value for this season even if he avoided a major injury. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Sammie Hill may need surgery on the knee he injured last week.

Hill was already coming off a knee injury he suffered in OTAs in May. He played in 15 games for the Titans last season, with 34 tackles and three sacks. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Elian Herrera went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a stolen base and a run scored against Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Herrera is playing most days for Milwaukee, but there’s just not enough production there for him to have value outside of NL-only leagues. He’s only hitting .241 thanks to a high strikeout rate, and this was only his second steal of the season. Analysis: Brett Talley

Francisco Rodriguez recorded his 32nd save of the season against Pittsburgh on Tuesday recording one fly ball out.

In addition to being 32-for-33 in save opps this year, K-Rod is striking out more than 10 batters per nine innings and walking fewer than two batters per nine. He’s still a really solid closing option for fantasy owners. Analysis: Brett Talley

Pedro Alvarez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run against Milwaukee on Tuesday.

Alvarez has two hits in his last 19 PA and both are home runs. That about sums it up for the guy with the .243 batting average and .222 ISO. Power is scarce, so Alvarez will always have some value as long he hits dongs. But we all know by now not to expect anything more. Analysis: Brett Talley

Jung-Ho Kang went 2-for-4 with a home run, double and two runs scored against Milwaukee on Tuesday.

The return of Jordy Mercer to the lineup has hurt Kang a bit as he has been on the bench in two of Pittsburgh’s last five games. Pittsburgh is making a mistake sitting the guy with a 134 wRC+. His fantasy value is hurting as well, but with his shortstop eligibility, he remains pretty valuable.  Analysis: Brett Talley

Aramis Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run against Milwaukee on Tuesday.

This was just Ramirez’s third home run in 127 PA since joining the Pirates. His wOBA as a Pirate was sub-.300 entering Tuesday’s game, so he simply hasn’t delivered much for his new squad. The problem is mainly that he continues to play almost every day and has the third most PA of any Pirate over the last 15 days. Better players like Jung-Ho Kang and maybe even Josh Harrison are seeing less work.  Analysis: Brett Talley

Jimmy Nelson allowed one run and four hits with no walks and six strikeouts in seven innings against Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

After allowing right walks and failing to make it out of the fourth inning in his last start, Nelson bounced back nicely on Tuesday. For the season his ERA and xFIP are both under 4.00, though not by a large margin, and he’s displayed some good skills. His strikeout and walk rate are both better than average, but his control could stand to improve. He’ll go again Sunday in Cincinnati. Analysis: Brett Talley

Gerrit Cole allowed five runs and eight hits with one walk and two strikeouts in four innings against Milwaukee on Tuesday.

The five earned runs allowed tied a career high for Cole. He was coming off two nice starts his last couple times out but was just getting over a bit of a rough patch where he allowed three or four runs in three straight outings. Even with the minor struggles, his ERA for the year still sits at 2.44, so his recent run is more his unsustainable pace slowing down than something more serious. He’ll go again Sunday in St. Louis. Analysis: Brett Talley

Alex Gordon went 2-for-3 with a double, run and RBI against Detroit on Tuesday.

This was Gordon’s first game back from the DL, and he delivered a nice return performance. His rate stats for the season are all in line with or better than what he has done in the past, so he should be a nice boon to the Royals and to fantasy owners down the stretch. Analysis: Brett Talley

Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with a solo home run against Detroit on Tuesday.

This was home run No. 16 for Morales this year, and he’s been quietly good with a wRC+ of 126. The switch-hitter has been better from the left side of the plate, which is good considering he sees more work from that side. When facing a right-hander, Morales remains in consideration. Analysis: Brett Talley

Bruce Rondon recorded his third save of the season against Kansas City on Tuesday with one walk allowed and one strikeout recorded.

This was Rondon’s first save since August 12th, but it was the first save for a Detroit reliever since August 15th when Neftali Feliz got one. Rondon will probably get at least the next few save opps and more after that if successful. But the save opps obviously aren’t coming often for Detroit.  Analysis: Brett Talley

Tyler Collins went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored against Kansas City on Tuesday.

Collins, a left-hander, has seen almost no work against lefties this year, but he has not been good with all his work with the platoon advantage. Against right-handers, his wOBA is just .269, so he’s not even delivering in protected plate appearances. Analysis: Brett Talley

Ian Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI against Kansas City on Tuesday.

Kinsler has now reached double digit home runs, he should reach double digit steals, he should score 100 runs, and he’s hitting a little better than .300. He’s not posting super high totals in the counting stats anymore, but he continues to provide very well rounded fantasy production. Analysis: Brett Talley

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