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    AL Player Notes - September 9, 2013

    Bruce Chen - The Royals' Bruce Chen yielded 2 ER over seven innings versus the Tigers on Sunday. Chen has been a pleasant surprise for the Royals and his fantasy owners, posting a 2.81 ERA in 93 innings this...

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    NL Player Notes: September 8th, 2013

    Lucas Duda, OF, New York Mets Duda finished yesterday's contest 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. It was a rough time out for the big fella, as he fanned three times, but since getting called up, he looks...

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    AL Player Notes- September 7th, 2013

    Will Middlebrooks (3B-BOS): Middlebrooks hit his 14th homer of the season as part of a 2-for-5, 2-run night at the plate. He has definitely made some adjustments in the second half, posting a 8:18 BB:K ratio through 22 games compared...

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    NL Player Notes - September 6th, 2013

    Lance Lynn (SP-STL): The Reds roughed up Lynn, blasting three homers and scoring 4 runs across 5 innings to serve him his 10th loss of the season. He allowed 7 hits and 4 walks, although he did strike out 6....

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    AL Daily Notes - September 5th, 2013

    Avisail Garcia - Garcia is one name to note for 2014, as the 22 year old finished up August with a 354/386/494 line while starting basically every day. Garcia is filling out, and with that is coming a bit of...

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    NL Player Notes - September 5th, 2013

    Tanner Roark -- With the Nationals moving Ross Ohlendorf to the bullpen, Tanner Roark will move into the team's fifth rotation slot. He has a 1.19 ERA and 3.07 xFIP in 22.2 relief innings for the Nats this year and...

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    AL Player Notes- September 4th, 2013

    Chris Sale- CHA- Caution- Sale had a quality start last night but his usage pattern is worrisome. He ended up throwing 114 pitches, a dozen of them in the 8th inning after it looked like he was tiring. Extending pitchers...

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    NL Player Notes- September 3rd, 2013

    Henderson Alvarez- MIA- Hot- Alvarez threw his first quality start in his last 5 outings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits and a walk while striking out 3 in 6 IP. Prior to his cold streak he had thrown 5...

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    AL Player Notes: September 2nd, 2013

    Nick Castellanos -- The Tigers called up top prospect outfielder Nick Castellanos when rosters expanded yesterday. It's yet to be seen how he'll be used, but it's been rumored that he could supplant the Andy Dirks/Matt Tuiasosopo platoon in left...

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    NL Player Notes: September 1st, 2013

    Kyle Blanks, OF, San Diego Padres In his first action since July 11th, Blanks finished 2-for-4, batting 5th for Bud Black in the Padres order. Prior to getting injured, the 26-year old was batting .256 with 26 runs scored, eight...

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    AL Player Notes- August 31, 2013

    Jason Kubel (OF/DH-CLE): Kubel was traded to the Indians for a PTBNL and cash considerations. It has been a dreadful season so far for Kubel, who after hitting 30 homers last season with an .833 OPS, has hit only 5...

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    NL Player Notes - August 30, 2013

    Carlos Torres (SP-NYM): Torres allowed 1 earned run and struck out 6 across 6 and 2/3 innings in picking up the win. With the injuries to Jeremy Hefner and Matt Harvey and the struggles of Daisuke Matsuzaka, Torres is likely...

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    AL Player Notes- August 30th, 2013

    Jason Vargas- LAA- Hot- Vargas has now tossed two straight quality starts and appears over the blood clot issue that landed him on the DL earlier this season. He threw 7 shutout innings yesterday, allowing just 2 hits and 3...

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    AL Player Notes- August 29th, 2013

    Brandon Moss (1B/OF-OAK)- Moss had a monster day at the plate to help lead Oakland to 14-4 win over the Tigers on Wednesday. He went 4-for-6 with a double, two home runs, a strikeout, three runs scored and six RBI....

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    NL Player Notes - August 29, 2013

    Marlon Byrd -- Byrd went 1-for-4 with a home run and 3 RBI in his Pirates debuted yesterday. Interestingly, he batted cleanup, pushing Pedro Alvarez to the fifth spot in the order. After poor performance and a PED suspension last...

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    NL Player Notes - August 28, 2013

    Jonathon Niese (SP-NYM): Niese dominated the Phillies with a CGSO, allowing only 3 hits and 1 walk while striking out 5 in picking up his 6th win of the season. Niese has now given up only 6 earned runs in...

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    AL Player Notes - August 28, 2013

    Roberto Hernandez - Roberto Hernandez faced the Angels and was tagged for 3 ER over six innings. He allowed eight hits, struck out six and walked three. Despite the 4.97 ERA, Hernandez actually owns a respectable 3.55 xFIP. He's...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 27th, 2013

    Rey Fuentes - Rey Fuentes was called up and started yesterday in CF for the Padres, batting 7th and taking an 0-3 in his MLB debut. Fuentes is a burner with a great CF glove, but more importantly, he took...

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    AL Player Notes- August 27th, 2013

    Nate Freiman- OAK- Rookie- Frieman, possibly the tallest ever major league position player at 6' 8", reached base three times last night, singling as a pinch hitter and walking twice after staying in as the DH. Freiman has managed to...

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    AL Player Notes - August 26, 2013

    Brett Anderson -- Reports out of Oakland yesterday indicated that Brett Anderson could be activated from the DL to rejoin Oakland's rotation as soon as tomorrow against Detroit. Anderson has been out since May with a stress fracture in his...

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    NL Player Notes - August 25, 2013

    Jordan Zimmerman - Jordan Zimmerman faced the Royals and gave up 2 ER with seven strikeouts over 7 2/3 innings. Zimmerman has not been nearly as sharp in the second half (4.48 xFIP) as he was in the first half...

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    AL Player Notes- August 24, 2013

    Torii Hunter (OF-DET): Hunter continued to swim in the fountain of youth, going 2-for-5 and hitting his 14th homer of the season. Hunter's .306/.341/.471 line with 66 RBI and 77 runs through 114 games puts him at 19th on ESPN's...

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    NL Player Notes - August 23, 2013

    Daisuke Matsuzaka (SP-NYM): Matsuzaka, who signed with the Mets on Thursday, is scheduled to start today against the Tigers. Dice-K sported a 95:39 K:BB ratio and a 3.92 ERA through 103 and 1/3 innings at AAA this season. He displayed...

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    Ryan Doumit- MIN- Hot- Doumit is 10-for-31 with 2 homers in 7 games since coming back from the concussion DL. The time off didn't slow him down at all. In fact, he has picked up his game. In the first...

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    NL Player Notes - August 22, 2013

    Starlin Castro -- Castro batted leadoff for the Cubs yesterday for the first time since July 8 and went 1-for-5 with a run scored. In the midst of a disappointing 2013 campaign, Castro has mostly been batting in the 5...

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    AL Player Notes - August 22, 2013

    Felix Doubront - Felix Doubront took on the Giants on Wednesday and gave up 1 ER on five hits with three strikeouts. Doubront had struggled in his past two starts, allowing 9 ER over just eight innings. Despite those hiccups,...

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    NL Daily Notes - August 20th, 2013

    Scooter Gennett - Gennett had a pair of singles yesterday and has now hit in 14 straight starts (he has had a few unsuccessful pinch-hitting appearances). He's shown a bit more power than expected to this point and has had...

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    AL Player Notes- August 20th, 2013

    Kyle Gibson (SP-MIN)- Gibson endured another tough outing on Monday, as the rookie right-hander saw his record fall to 2-4 for the year. He allowed four runs on ten hits and two walks while striking out two in 3.2 innings...

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    AL Daily Notes, August 19th, 2013

    CC Sabathia (SP - NYY): Sabathia was good enough to get the Win on Sunday but struggled again in Fenway, allowing 6 ER's on 7 hits and 5 BB's over 5 1/3 innings. Sabathia's velocity has been building as the...

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    NL Player Notes: August 18th, 2013

    Jeff Locke, SP, Pittsburgh Pirates Similar to his teammate Francisco Liriano's start last week, Locke had a nightmarish outing against Arizona, yielding eight earned on 10 hits in just 2.2 innings of work. It's starts like this that can lose...

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    NL Player Notes - August 17, 2013

    Kolten Wong - The Cardinals' Kolten Wong made his major league debut on Friday against the Cubs, batting in the six-hole and playing second base. He finished 0-for-3. Wong is just a really good hitter, posting batting averages of .335,...

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    AL Player Notes- August 16th, 2013

    Phil Hughes (SP-NYY)- Hughes earned another loss on Thursday, as the Angels were able to take an 8-4 win over the Yankees. The right-hander didn't pitch that poorly, allowing only three runs on six hits and one walk in six...

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    NL Player Notes: August 15th, 2013

    Steve Cishek, RP, Miami Marlins Cishek pitched a scoreless ninth to notch his 26th save of the year. He retired the first two batters, only to give up a double and a walk before closing the game out. After an...

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    AL Player Notes- August 15th, 2013

    Jason Giambi- CLE- Old Player- Giambi still has some pop in his bat on the rare occasion he gets to play. He went 2-for-3 with a homer, walk, 2 runs and 3 RBI. The homer was his 8th of the...

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    NL Player Notes- August 14th, 2013

    Ethan Martin- PHI- Rookie- Martin gave up 3 runs in 5 IP and took the loss yesterday. He walked 2, his lowest total so far in 3 major league starts. Control will be the key to Martin's eventual success or...