Phillies announce September roster moves
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5:47 pm ET) The Phillies announced their September callups on Monday.

Before announcing the moves, Philadelphia transferred pitcher Cliff Lee to the 60-day DL to create room on the 40-man roster. The team recalled infielder Cesar Hernandez, catcher Cameron Rupp and right-handed pitchers Luis Garcia and Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Additionally, the team purchased the contracts of infielder Maikel Franco and outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr.. Right-hander Mike Adams was also activated off the disabled list.


Report: Maikel Franco to be promoted Tuesday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2:27 pm ET) The Phillies are expected to promote third baseman Maikel Franco from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Franco is slashing .257/.298/.427 with 32 doubles, four triples, 16 homers and 78 RBI over 518 at-bats for the IronPigs.

Pedro Alvarez, Travis Snider not ready to return vs. St. Louis
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:44 pm ET) Pedro Alvarez (foot) and Travis Snider (hamstring) were both held out of the starting lineup for the Pirates against St. Louis on Monday. Alvarez has been out since Tuesday, while Snider's injury has cost him four games.

Pablo Sandoval reaches base four times Sunday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval had a solid day at the dish, homering and leading his club to a 15-5 win over the Padres.

Sandoval singled in a run in the third and took Kyle Lohse deep for a two-run home run on the fifth. He finished 3 for 4 with a walk, three runs scored and three RBI. He is hitting .291/.335/.441 with 15 homers and 63 RBI over 499 at-bats.


Giants reveal Sept. 1 callups
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) The Giants have announced their list of Sept. 1 callups on Sunday. The team will recall Juan Perez and Michael Kickham from Triple-A. Hunter Strickland will be recalled from Double-A, while Guillermo Quiroz and Chris Dominguez will have their contracts purchased from Triple-A.

Hyun-Jin Ryu, Juan Uribe among Dodgers roster moves
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) The Dodgers announced Sunday they activated starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu and infielder Juan Uribe off the disabled list. To clear two spots on the roster, Carlos Frias and Miguel Rojas were optioned to the minors.

Hitters to sit in Week 23
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/31/2014) If you own Stephen Vogt, Mark Trumbo, Arismendy Alcantara, Nick Castellanos, Elvis Andrus or Khris Davis in Fantasy, you may want to think twice about starting him in Fantasy Week 23 (Sept. 1-7).

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Hitters to start in Week 23
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/31/2014) Looking for a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 23 (Sept. 1-7)? Yan Gomes, Kennys Vargas, Dustin Ackley, Trevor Plouffe, Erick Aybar and Jorge Soler are all considered "starts" for the upcoming scoring period.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Pedro Alvarez, Travis Snider unable to start Sunday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Pedro Alvarez (foot) and Travis Snider (hamstring) were once again held out of the Pirates' starting lineup Sunday against the Reds. Alvarez missed a fourth straight start, while Snider was sidelined a third straight game.

Neck injury not an issue as Joaquin Arias comes off bench
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2014) Giants infielder Joaquin Arias was able to appear in Friday's game against the Brewers, his firs game since suffering a neck injury earlier in the week.

Arias went 0 for 2 in the game, dropping his season line to .216/.244/.257 in 148 at-bats. 


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