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second baseman had his third home run of the season Wednesday against the Orioles. 

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Altuve took a Steve Johnson changeup to left field for a solo home run. Altuve added a single and scored two runs. He is hitting .297/.335/.397 in 232 at-bats.

More News 03/06/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/05/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/03/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/25/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 10/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff ports to the club on Alphonso Davies.The 19-year-old signed for Bayern Munich from Vancouver Whitecaps last summer.He has emerged as one of the club’s brightest stars over 27 appearances this season.Alvial told the Manchester Evening News: “It was my 10/16/2019 s after victory over Aston Villa.With league leas he’ll always be available to Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta for advice.Guardiola has revealed his former assistant’s “struggles” since taking over at the Emirates before Christmas, but insists Arteta has been outstanding in just a matter of weeks iders Liverpool in action on Sunday afternoon, City closed the gap atop the Premier League table – if only temporarily – but De Bruyne dismissed suggestions of early advantages in the title race.“T • by RotoWire Staff

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third baseman , who is expected to remain on his rehab assignment from a strained lower back until he can get his swing right, appears to have his swing in the right direction, at least. 

Middlebrooks went 2 for 3 with a walk and a three-run homer with five RBI with Triple-A Pawtucket, the Boston Globe reports. Hlf as a club hero.The Belgian was rewarded with a brand new long-term contract on Wednesday after scoring for key goals in the Champions League, including the final win over Tottenham.Asked if Origi was a club hero, Klopp said: “Oh yeah, absolutely.”e’s now gone 3 for 5 with two walks and five RBI in two games with Pawtucket. 

More News 01/11/2019 • by RotoWire Staff star Lucas Moura could’ve signed for Real Madrid.Moura is being celebrated today after his superb hat-trick for their Champions League win at Ajax.And Ribeiro revealed seven years ago Jose Mourinho wanted to sign Lucas when he was leaving Sao Paulo. 03/30/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 02/25/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 02/24/2018 Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been assured by Azerbaijan officials he can enter the country ahead of the Europa League final in Baku.His involvement in the final with Chelsea has been in doubt because of political tension between his native Armenia and the • by RotoWire Staff 01/03/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 10/10/2017 • by RotoWire Staff

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As a backup catcher, the ‘ doesn’t get much attention in Fantasy, but since starter Carlos Ruiz strained his hamstring May 19, Kratz is batting .310 (13 for 42) with five homers in 13 games.

He wasn’t nearly as good when Ruiz was serving a 25-game suspension to open the season, but this latest run isn’t the first time he’s opened eyes in Fantasy. As a fill-in for Ruiz in the second half last year, he had a 25-game stretch in which he hit .271 with six home runs. He faded into obscurity soon afterward, but the attentive Fantasy owner got some benefit out of it.

I’m not suggesting you should drop a legit option like Jason Castro or J.P Arencibia for Kratz, but if you’ve been trying to make do with a Tyler Flowers or Alex Avila at catcher, consider riding the hot Andrew Robertson is being hurt by Scotland’s lack of quality. Redknapp last night highlighted how the Scotland captain had struggled to impose his usual game during his country’s Euro 2020 qualifying defeats to Russia and Belgium in the last internathand instead.

More News 12/20/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/08/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/07/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 05/31/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 05/16/2019 start of the season at Liverpool due to injury.The Mirror says the midfielder has returned to Liverpool with his Africa Cup of Nations dream in tatters, after aggravating groin and thigh injuries during a brief appearance for his country Guinea.Reds • by RotoWire Staff me to signing Barcelona star Leo Messi and Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo.Wenger revealed how Arsenal missed out on Ronaldo and Messi during his time at the club.When asked if he ever tried to sign Ronaldo, Wenger explained: “Yes, you have to l 05/13/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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manager Davey Johnson told Comcast SportsNet Washington that outfielder is still hobbling and is against the Braves. He has missed the last five games with a knee injury and could become a candidate for the 15-day disabled list. Harpe that Chelsea needs him to become their next manager.Derby boss Lampard is expected to replace Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge.And former Manchester United defender Ferdinand has advised his friend to take the job.”They should do it! I think he wilr hit .313 (5 for 16) in his last four games before being hurt.

More News couldn’t turn down the Newcastle United job.Bruce has now bossed bitter rivals in Birmingham, Sheffield and the North East.He said: “My dad used to say I am mad full stop. It is just the way it has worked out. I have worked in three cities for riv 03/10/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/10/2020 • by RotoWire Staff t Luis Rubiales says current leaders Barcelona won’t be handed the title if the 2019/20 season cannot be completed by June 2030 due to the coronavirus outbreak.LaLiga was suspended last week with 11 games left on the calendar due to the worsening cor 03/10/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 09/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/25/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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first baseman ended a 21-game homerless streak Wednesday with his fourth of the season in a 6-3 win over the Rocktheir performance in defeat at home to Crystal Palace.The Cl of an emotional return to Barcelona this summer could be hit by the coronavirus outbreak.It’s been suggested Koeman is in line to replace Quique Setien after the Euros.However, with talk of UEFA delaying the tournament 12 months due to coronavirus carets fell to goals in either half from Wilf Zaha and Jeff S plan to sell the England international at the end of this season and replace him with a LaLiga defensive addition.Villarreal stopper Pau Torres is City’s No1 target.And the Sky Blues plan to use the cash raised from Stones’ sale to buy the young cenchlulpp – and lost Charlie Taylor to a hamstring injury early in the contest.“Frustration is the right word because I wasn’t oies. It was Pena’s only hit in the game, though he did add a walk.

Pena is batting .232 on the season, with four home runs and 13 RBI in 168 at-bats.  

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As expected, first baseman was held out of the starting lineup Sunday against the Rangers after leaving Saturday’s game with an oblique injury. Smoak, however, told reporters he doesn’t think .

Kendrys Morales started at first base in Smoak’s absence.

More News 03/02/2020 • by RotoWire Staff es coach Ryan Giggs says Swansea City winger Daniel James is ready to move to Manchester United.James is expected to soon complete his transfer to United.When asked if the United target is ready to move to Old Trafford, Giggs said: “Yes. He was goo 12/19/2019 • by RotoWire Staff far from over.Speaking after their friendly against Chivas, Simeone admitted there was still plenty of business to be done.He stated, “Players can leave, they can arrive, until the end of the deadline you cannot know what will happen. The club works 09/30/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/27/The Reds won the Champions League for a sixth time in their history with a 2-0 victory over Tottenham at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday night. Mourinho, who has won the competition with Porto and Inter Milan, said on beIN Sports: “With Real Madr2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/25/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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outfielder , who is off to a great start in 2013, will be a free agent after the season. If he hits the free-agent market, he’s expected to be , according to the New York Post.

“He would be a good fit for anybody,” an American League scout said. “He brings a little bit of everything: power, speed, hitting for average, and getting on base. He can play all three outfield positions. He’s disciplined and can serve as a good influence for younger outfielders. He can also take pressure off other players.”

Choo played his first game at Citi Field against the Monday. He said he hasn’t given much thought about where he will be playing next season, but he didn’t rule out signing with the Mets if the opportunity arises.

“With New York, you never know. If I have a der Ryan Inniss has joined League 2 side Newport County on loan until the end of this season, subject to international clearance.The 24-year-old centre-back made his Palace first-team bow in a win over Swansea City in the Carabao Cup last season, befgood opportunity, I’ll take it,” he said.

More News 03/25/2020 • by RotoWire Staff ity boss Pep Guardiola is ready to shake up his squad this summer.The Mirror says City are preparing for the departures of Fabian Delph and Danilo.The duo struggled for regular game time last term and may seek moves elsewhere.Delph is being linked wi 02/28/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/27/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/25/2020 • by RotoWire Staff eds won the trophy for the first time on Saturday against Flamengo thanks to an extra-time winner from Roberto Firmino.”We were so determined to win this,” said Robertson.”A week before Christmas, coming away from your families and it’s a tough time 02/23/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/21/2020 • by RotoWire Staff

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third ba from Manchester United.Bohui moved to the Eerste Divisie after coming off contract at United, joining NAC Breda on a two year deal.NAC are pariano Diaz and Lucas Vazquez.The Gunners have been chasing a deal for winger Vazquez for several weeks, while it’s emerged striker Mariano has been offered in recent days.El Desmarque says Arsenal are willing to offer €40m for Vazquez and €20m fortners with Manchester City and were relegated last season.The club have a strong reputation of developing yseman provided much of the offense Friday in a 3-2 win over the Cubs.

Wright went 3 for 4 with a solo home run, accounting for three of the team’s eight hits. He added a stolen base, his ninth of the season.

Wright is now batting .312 on the season, and has been on fire since the start of May. He is hitting .364 in 14 games, with twice as many home runs (four) as in April. He has six home runs on the season, with 27 RBI. 

More News to Manchester United.Rodgers offered an update after watching his Leicester side complete their pre-season campaign with a 2-1 win over Serie A outfit Atalanta at the King Power Stadium – a match that Maguire did not take part in.”There’s been obviou 01/09/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/29/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/29/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/25/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/13/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/13/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

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reliever (elbow), who is on a rehab assignment with Class A Lake County, is Friday, according to The Plain Dealer. Nick Hagadone was optioned to Triple-A Columbus Thursday to clear a roster spot.

More News 07/06/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 03/19/2016 • by RotoWire Staff -add-ons-Brentford-Folarin-Balogun.html” target=”_blank”>Daily Mail says Brentford have had a bid rejected for £5m plus add-ons for Balogun. The Gunners turned down an offer and the Championship promotion hopefuls could face shock competition for Ba 02/05/2016 hts about leaving Chelsea last year.The midfielder is enjoying career best form this season.”I came to Chelsea at the age of 12, as their scouts spotted me in a small Marseille club,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport magazine SportWeek.“It was very • by RotoWire Staff 12/23/2015 • by RotoWire Staff Juventus has been held up by Chelsea’s demand for compensation.ESPNsays the Blues want Juve to pay £5million to release Sarri from his contract, which will expire at the end of next season.The Serie A giants were hoping Sarri would be released from 07/17/2015 • by Sean D’Oliveira 07/10/2015 • by Jason Lempert

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With pitcher Brandon Morrow (back) scratched from his scheduled start, the team will use veteran against San Francisco, Sportsnet reports. Ortiz suffered the loss in his first outing with Toronto last Friday — his first start st Watford on Saturday.Silva told evertontv: “It is something I am demanding every single day from him.“We know Bernard is a player with high technical quality, giving us very good things and providing assists.“But I want him to be more hungry tince July 5, 2011 — when he walked five batters over five innings at Boston.

More News nar Solskjaer was delighted with Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Chelsea.The duo combined for three goals in the exciting win at Old Trafford.Speaking after the game, Solskjaer said: “Marcus Rashford played that left hand 11/06/2013 • by Scott White 08/11/2013 • by Jeff Lippman ker Paulo Dybala.The Argentina international’s future with Juve is undecided amid talk of the Bianconeri seeking to cash in so to add to their summer transfer fund.Calciomercato.com says Bayern have stepped in with an offer of €80m for Dybala.Howev07/02/2013 • by Jeff Lippman 06/25/2013 • by Jeff Lippman 06/04/2013 • by Jeff Lippman 06/04/2013 • by Michael Hurcomb

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The placed infielder on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday . McDonald, who is hitless in six May games (0 for 12), is batting .065 through 16 games.

More News 01/07/2015 • by Sean D’Oliveira 04/18/2014 • by Marty Gitlin 03/25/2014 • by Chris Cwik o Pereira.This week, the Portugal international has talked up the prospect of moving to PSG, where he is being considered as a replacement for unsettled fullback Thomas Meunier.However, Le 10 Sport says PSG won’t get a clear run at Pereira.United bos tan Kroenke during yesterday’s opening preseason friendly at Boreham Wood.The Gunners visited National League side Boreham Wood in their traditional friendly.While the match, featuring plenty of Arsenal youngsters, finished 3-3 there was also plenty 01/16/2014 • by Chris Cwik 11/06/2013 • plans for a European Super League.Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was said to be behind a bid last year to form a new competition made up of just the biggest sides in Europe.Guardiola told Ara: “I do not agree much with the idea. Someonby Scott White 09/01/2013 • by Jeff Lippman

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starting pitcher , who was winless over his previous three starts, allowed a season-low two hits over seven innings in a 5-1 win in Sunday’s series finale against the Braves.The right-hander retired 12-straight batters until a two-out walk to B.J. Upton in the seventh. He was pulled after throwing 111 pitches, 65 for strikes. Lincecum (3-2) finished with seven strikeouts and three walks. He’s scheduled to face the Rockies in Colorado next Thursday. Lincecum is 6-3 with a 4.11 ERA in 13 career starts at Coors Field.

More News 06/05/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 06/02/2018 • by RotoWire Staff ngs. El-Ghazi appeared to throw his head at Mings, who yelled at his team-mate for being out of position in Monday’s goalless draw with West Ham United.On the incident, Smith said: “I didn’t need to [intervene], the players dealt with it. That’s the want to lose defender Noussair Mazraoui.Mazraoui has been linked with a January move to Tottenham.But ahead of their Champions League tie at Chelsea, Ten Hag stated: “He has developed well and has a lot of potential. “Noussair is a defender in the ty 05/28/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 05/19/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 05/13/2018 • by RotoWire Staff inamo Zagrab for RB Leipzig in January, though not before holding talks with Milan.Budan told TMW: “Leipzig is the best choice for his characteristics. If someone who came through the youth in Barcelona goes to Zagreb it says a lot about the desire t 05/08/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

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With Andrew Bailey on the disabled list and Joel Hanrahan leaving Monday’s game against the Twins with a strained forearm, the now have to consider backup options to close games, if both players are sidelined simultaneously. After Monday’s game, manager John Farrell met with general manager Ben Cherington and other memebers of the front office to , according to the Boston Herald.

“We’ve got a couple of guys out there that we feel confident they’ll be able to close out games,” Farrell said, not mentioning names.

The leading candidate could be , who has 14 career saves, including 13 for Baltimore in 2010. Uehara has posted a 1.99 ERA and .073 WHIP since the start of the 2012 season. He has 60 strikeouts to just five walks in 49 2/3 innings in that span.

More News 05/20/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 03/09/2018 • by RotoWire Staff sit down for our interview is that his Woking side are the one of the most-overachieving clubs in England.Working alongside his backroom staff, which includes Sky SCrystal Palace.The Belgian striker wants to get into the Belgian first team for Euro 2020.But he knows that he will struggle to nail down a starting spot if he is a bench warmer at club level.He scored two goals for his national team against Cyprus iports commentator Martin Tyler, Dowson’s Woking are currently 10th in National League, 01/22/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/16/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 09/13/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 08/20/2017 d out of any chance of landing Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha last summer.Brands branded Everton’s chase of Zaha “not realistic”.Speaking at last night’s Toffees AGM, Brands said: “Look at last summer, from the start there was a lot of rumours • by RotoWire Staff

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Tuesday’s rainout against the Tigers forced the to push back starters and Dan Haren each a day. Zimmermann, who was slated to throw Tuesdaheir two-goal Carabao Cup deficit if Manchester City repeat their first-leg performance.The Sky Blues blew United away with a explosive 45 minutes that put them 3-0 ahead at the half-time break.”I felt on the pitch we could have done even better – coy, will start Wednesday and Haren will start Thursday’s rescheduled game.

Zimmermann will now go a week between starts. He is 5-6 with a 3.59Liverpool have allowed Taiwo Awoniyi to join Mainz on a season-long loan deal.The Nigerian will complete a medical and wait for international clearance before the move becomes official.The talented striker has spent time on loan at FSV Frankfurt, NEC Nijmegen, Royal Excel Mouscron (twice) and KAA Gent.He signed a new long-term contract with the Reds in 2018. ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 16 career starts when he’s had at least six days’ rest. He won his only start this season getting that much rest, allowing one run in six innings in his first start of the season vs. Miami.

More News 04/05/2020 • by RotoWire Staff Tonali insists he’s in no rush to leave Brescia.The midfielder has been rated in the “€300m” bracket by Cagliari president Massimo Cellino.He laughed: “I love President Cellino very much and he rates me highly. He’s a great person and I hope to 03/09/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/28/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/19/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 09/27/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/21/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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is the obvious heir apparent to as  staff ace, and he makes a great one.

Not only is Moore is a terrific pitcher, but he’s also signed to a very long deal. That makes the Rays feel a little bit better about the fact they almost surely must Guirassy has scored four goals and provided one assist for the Ligue 1 side this season after arriving from Bundesliga club FC Koln for £5m last summer.But Amis.The People reports Benitez has snubbed a potential return to Spain after Real Betis made an approach.With Benitez’s future at Newcastle uncertain, the La Liga club are said to have contacted Benitez’s advisers asking if he would be interested in tiens are thought to be willing to sell the 23-year-old for the right price in January or t trade 2012 Cy Young winner David Price. The other thing that makes Tampa Bay folks feel even better: So far Moore is outperforming Price, and it’s not especially close.

Price and NL Cy Young winner are off to less-than-stellar starts (3-6 combined) and nearly made Stock Watch in the undesirable Bear Market but were beaten out by megastars off to simply awful starts.

Without further ado, the Bulls and Bears of Stock Watch follow:

Bull Market

Moore is perfect for Tampa Bay, a wonderful young pitcher the Rays can keep at reasonable price until he’s 30 (he’s 23 now) if they pick up three club options at the end of his deal. And he’s the right replacement for Price, a free agent after the 2014 season who wouldn’t seem to fit long-term on a Rays payroll, assuming continued good health and no sudden change in the sorry stadium status.

With less fanfare (no surprise since it’s Tampa), Moore has basically matched the other Matt (the Mets’ Harvey) by going 5-0 with a 1.13 ERA so far. “Matt [Moore] is arguably the most talented left-hander in baseball if you break down his stuff,” one competing GM said. “This year he has learned how to p to catch up with Arsene Wenger over the weekend.The pair are attending a UEFA educational program.Arshavin played for the Gunners between 2009 and 2013.Arsène Wenger has been photographed with Andrey Arshavin at an event in Paris. The Russian joineitch and made the adjustment. He’s no longer lets one bad pitch or inning dictate his outcome.”

The left-handed (like Price) Moore leads the majors with a .121 batting average against (including a crazy .075 batting average by right-handed batters). And he’s the first pitcher ever to record five wins with such a low BAA since that record has been kept (1916). The rival GM added, “He will be Tampa’s No. 1 starter once they trade Price (to the or ).”

There’s been a little noise made lately about Tampa possibly keeping Price. And we can’t blame the Rays for dreaming. But that appears to be something of a pipe dream. “No shot,” of that happening, the rival GM said.

Sure, the  lineup is strikeout prone and especially cold right now. But a 17-strikeout performance will never go unnoticed by Stock Watch. His breaking ball was particularly nasty Friday night, though one scout did suggest the Braves were just as responsible for that new single-game Tigers strikeout record. Detroit spent $80 million this winter on a five-year deal for Sanchez, which seemed like a bit of a reach, but so far, so good. He’s 3-1 with a 1.34 ERA and 41 strikeouts.

He’s the final dinosaur, the last remaining high-priced, full-time DH who’s a major threat. While he missed the first few weeks of the season because of lingering foot trouble, he’s hit like a demon since being activated. He was 16 for 31 with a 1.400 OPS through Sunday. Counting the carryover 12 games from last year, he is now on a 20-game hitting streak. Those who thought his career was winding down three or four years ago were sadly mistaken.

Bear Market

The scary part is that nearly nine years remain on his deal. Pujols complained of great pain from plantar fasciitis this week, causing him to move like a man way older than 33. The real issue, though, is his hitting.

While opposing managers still see a superstar (he has a league-leading five intentional walks even though most often is hitting behind him), he’s limited most of his damage to one big game: April 6 at Texas when he hit both of his home runs. In the past eight days, when he’s 3 for 31 with no home runs and no RBI. Look away, Arte: there’s nearly $225 million to go on his contract (not counting the $10 million personal-services side deal that make it $235 million)

Brother Justin was a previous leader of the Bull Market, and now B.J. gets his due (though not exactly as he might wish). While younger bro Justin continues his brilliance, B.J. has been dreadful at bat. Braves people believe B.J. cares very much, which is one of the reasons they signed him. But they also know that can work against him when he struggles and tries to do too much. On opening day, for instance, he seemed to take an oh-fer very hard. And that was only one game!

He’s had quite a few rough ones since, too. B.J. Upton is now 13 for 86 with 30 strikeouts and a .151 batting average. In other words, he has one more hit than Justin has homers.

If fans are wondering whether the trade of Harang left their once-stacked rotation short, well, consider that almost nobody’s pitched worse than Harang since the Mariners gave him the ball. Really, it’s been downhill since he got to Camelback Ranch for spring training. After pitching poorly this spring, the Dodgers had to eat a lot of the money to deal him to the , who then pawned him off on the Mariners, who hoped the spring was a fluke. You be the judge. After going 1-2 with an 8.20 ERA in spring, he is 0-3 with an 11.37 ERA this season.