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August 14, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
After missing a series and returning for a pinch-hit appearance August 13, Jason Kipnis (2B, CLE) returned to the starting lineup August 14. After a blazing hot start to the season, he has cooled off considerably, having not homered since June 17, and only recording three steals since July 1. His year-to-date numbers remain strong, though it appears obvious that his power surge to open the season was a bit over his head. Kipnis had eight home runs by the end of May, but is still looking for his first month with above average power.
August 13, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
The imminent return of Andrew Bailey should concern Alfredo Aceves owners. OAK may need a new 3B, Jason Castro hopes to pick up where he left off, and more ...
August 12, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
The Reds are making due without their starting 1B and 3B and will have to do without Joey Votto for a bit longer. Meanwhile, a couple of unlikely candidates are being eyed for the Royals 2013 rotation.
August 11, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
Key injuries abound: Boston loses Middlebrooks, San Diego closes Street, New York shelves Sabathia, Texas sits Napoli; there's a new/old SP in Milwaukee, Santana rejoins the Mets, and more...
August 10, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
Ben Zobrist (2B/OF, TAM) gained SS eligibility in one-game-eligibility formats August 9 by making his first SS start since 2009. Zobrist replaced slumping regular Elliot Johnson (SS, TAM), carrying sub-.200 BA and sub-.500 OPS in 82 second-half AB. Johnson's season-long .225 xBA suggests his .248 BA is more likely to continue its descent than to climb.
August 09, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
Manny Machado called up by BAL, Brett Lawrie placed on DL, Tyler Greene traded to STL, and more...
August 08, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
Jim Henderson gets two saves in two days for Milwaukee, Franklin Morales gets another start in Boston, David Murphy is officially a regular in Texas, and more...
August 07, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
After watching Santiago Casilla (RHP, SF) blow five of his last nine save opportunities, followed by entering a tie game July 30 and taking the loss, Manager Bruce Bochy has decided he will use multiple pitchers in the ninth inning. Casilla was victimized by a 25% home run per fly ball rate and 52% hit rate in July, and his skills on the year (9.9 Dom, 114 BPV) suggest he is fit for any role. He figures to remain in the mix for saves, but his value certainly takes a hit with the news that he will split closing duties.
August 06, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
Brandon Phillips (2B, CIN) returned to action Monday after missing five games with a left calf strain. Phillips had been swinging a hot stick for two months before the injury, with similar numbers in June and July. He batted .311 with an .830 OPS in June, while his July stats included .317 BA and .828 OPS. His June .300 xBA and July .315 xBA supported his production. Replacements Miguel Cairo (IF, CIN) and Wilson Valdez (2B/SS, CIN) return to reserve roles after splitting time during Phillips' absence.
August 05, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
Cubs add two heralded young players to roster; in KC, an elite speedster works his way into the good side of a platoon; the A's have issues in both their rotation and bullpen; and Evan Longoria may be about to make his long-awaited return.
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