David Wright, Daniel Murphy still absent from Mets lineup
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3:15 pm ET) Top Mets hitters David Wright and Daniel Murphy remain out Wednesday for the game against Atlanta. The former is dealing with a neck ailment while the latter is sidelined with a calf injury.

Neither has played since Sunday.


Kolten Wong absent from St. Louis lineup
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10:14 am ET) Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong has been given the afternoon off Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Daniel Descalso will man the position instead.

Wong owns a stat line of .249/.289/.388. He has seven hits in his last five games, but no RBI in nearly two weeks.


Jedd Gyorko back in starting lineup Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Brewers.

Gyorko has been limited to pinch-hitting duties over the last few days while dealing with a hamstring injury. He owns a .199/.255/.332 line with nine home runs and 44 RBI in 292 at-bats.


Derek Dietrich brought back from DL, optioned to Triple-A
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) The Marlins activated infielder Derek Dietrich from the disabled list Tuesday, following his recovery from a wrist injury. Dietrich was optioned immediately to Triple-A New Orleans, though he seems like a likely candidate to be recalled when rosters expand Sept. 1.  

Daniel Murphy sitting out Tuesday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Braves, as Monday's day off did not give him enough time to recover from a calf injury. Murphy left Sunday's game as a result of the injury, and is day to day at this point. 

Asdrubal Cabrera returns from one-game absence
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Nationals infielder Asdrubal Cabrera is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies, after sitting out one game with an injury to his side. He is batting second and starting at second base for Tuesday's game. 

Jorge Soler has standard mixed league value
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(8/26/2014) The Cubs' callup of Jorge Soler has created instant Fantasy buzz, as he has become one of the five most-added outfielders in CBSSports.com leagues. He now boasts a 45 percent ownership rate, and it could -- and should -- rise even higher.

After missing much of the season's first half with a hamstring injury, Soler took both Double-A and Triple-A by storm, slugging .862 at the former level and .618 at the latter. In terms of sheer power, he may fall a little short of the standard set by teammate Javier Baez, but not by much. Soler should certainly demonstrate better contact skills than Baez and hit for a much higher average, at least in the .260s.

With Baez being shortstop-eligible, it's hardly a fair comparison, but it's completely fair to compare Soler with White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia, who has been doing some nice work just across town. Garcia may not be able to sustain the power surge he has produced since returning from the disabled list, but I would have much more confidence in Soler putting up something close to the .483 slugging percentage Garcia currently owns over the rest of this season. Soler can also draw walks, so he could outdo Garcia in on-base percentage, even though I expect Garcia to post the higher batting average.

Because Garcia has more batting average upside and something of a major league track record, limited as it is, I have him ranked just ahead of Soler in both Head-to-Head and Rotisserie formats. That places Soler among the top 50 outfielders in both formats. While that clearly makes him viable in 12-team mixed Roto leagues, it leaves him as more of a borderline option in 12-team mixed Head-to-Head leagues. Maybe he doesn't make the cut for one of your three outfielder spots in those formats, but you could do worse in filling out your utility slot.


Jedd Gyorko hopes to play Tuesday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Padres infielder Jedd Gyorko was held out of the starting lineup for the third straight day Monday with a hamstring injury, but U-T San Diego reports he is expected back Tuesday against the Brewers.

Gyorko was able to appear as a pinch-hitter Monday, and though he doesn't think that guarantees him a spot in the lineup Tuesday, he is hopeful.

"It is a good sign, but it was more a process of elimination than anything – there was no one left on the bench," Gyorko said. "But we're getting there. We'll see how it feels, but I should be in there tomorrow."


Marco Scutaro unlikely to return this season
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro is unlikely to return this season, according to CSN.

Scutaro is resting at home. Manager Bruce Bochy said it's unlikely Scutaro will play in the majors over the remainder of the season. Scutaro hit .091 in just five games this season. 


Jedd Gyorko not back Monday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Padres infielder Jedd Gyorko was not in the team's starting lineup Monday.

Gyorko is dealing with a hamstring injury, and is not ready to return just yet. He's been sidelined since August 23 due to the issue. Gyorko is hitting .199/.256/.333 over 291 at-bats. 


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