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Brian Dozier absent from Thursday lineup
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:25 pm ET) Twins second baseman Brian Dozier has recently emerged from a slump, but has been given the night off Thursday against Kansas City fireballer Yordano Ventura. Eduardo Escobar is manning the position instead.

A 3-for-6 performance in his last two games ended a 1-for-19 run for Dozier, who has not scored a run in the last seven games. He is tied for fifth in the majors in that department this season with 72.


Andy marte, Roger Kieschnick get the call Thursday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5:23 pm ET) The Diamondbacks have purchased the contract of third baseman Andy Marte and recalled outfielder Roger Kieschnick from Triple-A Reno prior to Thursday's game against the Pirates, the team announced.

Eugenio Suarez able to return thursday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5:19 pm ET) Tigers shortstop Eugenio Suarez was back in the lineup for Thursday's game against the White Sox, after sitting out Wednesday's action while recovering.

Suarez batted ninth in the game, a 7-4 loss, and went 0 for 3 with a sacrifice fly to drive in one run. He also struck out once in the loss.

Suarez has appeared in 32 games for the Tigers this season, and is hitting .254/.338/.385 in 130 at-bats. 


Billy Butler back in funk and back on bench
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:17 pm ET) Ned Yost said after Billy Butler tore it up against Cleveland last weekend that the designated hitter would be in the lineup for the Royals as long as he continued to hit.

Well, Butler did not continue to hit this week and is out of the lineup for the Thursday night game against Minnesota. Butler is hitless in the first two games of the series. His stat line sits at a mediocre .271/.323/.366.


Austin Jackson set to lead off for Seattle
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:11 pm ET) Lloyd McLendon has announced that newly acquired outfielder Austin Jackson will be placed in the leadoff spot for the Mariners, the Seattle Times has reported.

Jackson began this season batting lower in the lineup for Detroit, but moved back to his familiar top spot in the order in July. He is batting .327 leading off with a better on-base percentage and slugging percentage at that spot than any other.


Calf injury lands Felix Doubront on DL
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5:07 pm ET) The Cubs have placed pitcher Felix Doubront on the 15-day disabled list with a calf strain, just one day after he was acquired from the Red Sox in a trade

Doubront is expected to be stretched out as a starter for the Cubs, after the Red Sox moved him to the bullpen. He has a 6.07 ERA in 59 1/3 innings, and could go out on a minor-league rehab assignment to stretch out. 


Marwin Gonzalez still sidelined by troublesome hamstring
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5:07 pm ET) Astros pitcher Marwin Gonzalez was out of the lineup for the second game in a row Thursday against the Blue Jays, as a result of lingering tightness in his hamstring. This injury has followed Gonzalez over the last week, and he remains day to day moving forward. 

Cliff Lee remains with Phillies past non-waiver deadline
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5:06 pm ET) The Phillies were unable to trade veteran starting pitcher Cliff Lee by Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline. Lee is 0-1 with a 7.59 ERA in two starts since returning from the disabled list.

Padres do not trade Joaquin Benoit by Thursday's deadline
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5:02 pm ET) Although it seemed likely the Padres were going to trade closer Joaquin Benoit, they did not strike a deal by Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline.

Trade no impetus for Javier Baez promotion
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:02 pm ET) The deal that shipped starting second baseman Emilio Bonifacio from the Cubs to Atlanta will not result in the promotion of prized prospect Javier Baez from Triple-A Iowa, according to ESPN.

Baez had been productive at that level. He owns a stat line of .255/.313/.491 with 20 home runs and 76 RBI in 393 at-bats. He has four home runs in his last nine games.


 
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Which of these third basemen would you want on your teams for the second half?

Nolan Arenado, Rockies
17%
Manny Machado, Orioles
25%
Todd Frazier, Reds
33%
Martin Prado, Diamondbacks
4%
Kyle Seager, Mariners
17%
Pedro Alvarez, Pirates
4%

Total Votes: 3,689


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