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Luis Valbuena homers in three-hit performance vs. Rockies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena went 3 for 5 with a home run and three RBI in his team's 6-4 loss to the Rockies Wednesday.

Valbuena drove in a run with an infield single in the sixth inning. He then tied the game for the Cubs with a two-run blast in the eighth, but the Rockies were able to pull out a win in extra innings. Valbuena has hit .252/.335/.433 with eight home runs and 34 RBI in 298 at-bats.


Eric Chavez announce retirement from baseball


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Diamondbacks third baseman Eric Chavez, who has battled knee injuries all season, announced his retirement Thursday.

Chavez appeared in 44 games for the Diamondbacks this season and was hitting .246/.347/.449 in 69 at-bats before injuries ended the 36-year-old's career. He retires as a six-time Glove Glove award winner at third base, who posted six seasons of 25-plus home runs and finished with 260 for his career.

Chavez appeared in 100-plus games just once in his final eight seasons. He retires with a .268/.342/.475 career batting line.  


Clint Hurdle explains benching of Pedro Alvarez


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Clint Hurdle has compared Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez to Travis Snider and Josh Harrison in justifying his move to bench the former again Wednesday.

"He's not outplaying Harrison," he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "Snider's a hot bat that's in the lineup."

Alvarez is leading the major leagues in errors, including 21 on bad throws, and owns a stat line of .238/.309/.437.


Pedro Alvarez out of lineup vs. RHP Wednesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez is out of the lineup for the second game in a row Wednesday against the Giants, despite the team facing a right-handed pitcher yet again. He has started just one of the team's last six games, though it is not yet clear if the knee injury that bothered him last week is still an issue.

Yangervis Solarte stays hot with homer against Cardinals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Third baseman Yangervis Solarte continued to rake since joining the Padres with another big game Tuesday in a victory over St. Louis.

Solarte homered in the seventh inning and scored two runs. He has eight hits, including two taters, in 28 at-bats since the trade that brought him to San Diego from the Yankees.


'The Thing' could push Pedro Alvarez to the bench


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) "The Thing" has a hold on Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez - and it could cost him his starting job.

"The Thing" in baseball parlance is an inexplicable inability to throw accurately to the point it becomes a mental block. Alvarez has 23 errors this season, more than any player in any position in the major leagues, and 21 have come on throws. He has hidden when the media has come around to ask him about it, according to the Beaver County Times.

Alvarez has apparently allowed the problem to affect his hitting. He has not had a multi-hit game since July 10 and has just five hits in his last 25 at-bats. He has not scored or driven in a run in the last six games as his stat line has been weakened to .238/.326/.407. Despite cutting down a bit on his strikeouts this season, his production has suffered, though he has still managed 15 home runs and 47 RBI.


Yangervis Solarte moves across infield to third base


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) The return of Jedd Gyorko to the lineup has forced Yangervis Solarte to move from second to third base for the first time for the Padres. Solarte is playing that corner position Monday in Atlanta.

Solarte has been tearing it up at the plate since the trade that brought him from the Yankees. He has seven hits in 21 at-bats with five runs scored, one home run and one RBI in each of the five games he's played.


Nolan Arenado hits number nine


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado hit his ninth home run Sunday against the Pirates.

Arenado struck on the first pitch he saw in the seventh inning. While facing Tony Watson, Arenado took a 93 mph fastball out to center for the solo shot. He also walked during the game. Arenado finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and one RBI. 


Yangervis Solarte clubs first home run with the Padres


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Padres infielder Yangervis Solarte clubbed his first home run with his new team Sunday.

In the third inning, Solarte smashed an 84 mph slider from Mike Minor out to left. Solarte added a single later in the game. He finished 2 for 5, with one run scored and one RBI. 


Hitters to sit in Week 18


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/27/2014) Whether because of poor matchups, unfavorable platoon splits or the fact they're just plain cold, Yan Gomes, Allen Craig, Josh Rutledge, Lonnie Chisenhall, Andrelton Simmons and Khris Davis are "sits" for Fantasy Week 18 (July 28-Aug. 3)

Find out the "why" for each in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Hitters to start in Week 18


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/27/2014) Need a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 18 (July 28-Aug. 3)? You won't find one much better than Austin Jackson. Of course, he's not the only "start" for the week. Stephen Vogt, Mike Napoli, Emilio Bonifacio, Chase Headley and Jed Lowrie also fit the bill.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Pablo Sandoval doesn't miss a game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval made it into the starting lineup Sunday against the Dodgers after leaving Saturday's game due to tightness in his back and leg. Sandoval is batting .361 with two home runs, three doubles and eight RBI in his last 15 games.

Pedro Alvarez returns from knee injury Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez returned to the starting lineup Sunday against the Rockies after missing three straight starts with a knee injury. Alvarez is batting .222 with two doubles, two home runs and five RBI in 18 July games.

Martin Prado ties career high with five RBI


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Diamondbacks infielder Martin Prado tied a career-high with five RBI during a 10-6 win Saturday at Philadelphia.

Prado, who finished 3 for 4, had a home run off Cliff Lee leading off the third inning, added an RBI single in the fourth, had a two-RBI double in the sixth and a sac fly in the 10th.

Prado is batting .333 with a .472 slugging percentage, .844 OPS, two home runs, four doubles, eight RBI and eight runs and one stolen base in 20 July games.


Reds activate Jack Hannahan, demote Curtis Partch


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Reds infielder Jack Hannahan (shoulder) was activated off the 60-day disabled list prior to Sunday's game vs. Washington. Reliever Curtis Partch was optioned to Triple-A Louisville to clear a roster spot.

Nolan Arenado bounces back after Friday's benching


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado responded positively to his benching Friday for lack of hustle by going 3 for 5 with a home run and two RBI during an 8-1 win Saturday against Pittsburgh.

Arenado gave Colorado a 3-0 lead with an RBI single in the fifth inning. He then put Colorado up 5-0 with a solo home run in the seventh -- his eighth home run this season.

''Nolan had a great game. We've all seen him do those things before,'' manager Walt Weiss said. ''He was impressive tonight to go back out there and have the game that he did. He's a special player.''

Arenado is batting .310 (13 for 42) with one triple, two home runs, four doubles, seven RBI and seven runs in his last 11 games.

''Obviously, it's hard to end on a day like yesterday,'' he said. ''Today was a good day. I was able to make my plays, get a couple of knocks and help the team win, because yesterday I showed I wasn't a team player. I'm happy today I was able to help them out.''


Pablo Sandoval exits game Saturday with back, leg tightness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval was removed from Saturday's game with tightness in his back and leg, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

"He's pretty beat up," manager Bruce Bochy said after Saturday's game.

Bochy is hopeful Sandoval will be able to play Sunday. The third baseman went 0 for 3 Saturday, giving him a .278/.327/.431 line with 12 home runs and 44 RBI in 371 at-bats.


Nolan Arenado back in lineup after benching


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is back in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Pirates, after he was pulled from Friday's for a lack of hustle in the fourth inning. 

Nolan Arenado pulled for lack of hustle


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado was pulled for lack of hustle Friday, according to the Denver Post

Arenado hit a weak grounder in the fourth inning, but failed to run out the pitch. He was pulled by manager Walt Weiss before the next inning. Weiss said he pulled Arenado because he "didn't meet the standard." Arenado finished 0 for 2 prior to getting pulled. 


Nolan Arenado leaves early Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado left Friday's game early, according to MLB.com.

Arenado was pulled from the game in the fifth inning. The team has not announced whether it was due to an injury. Arenado was involved in an infield groundout where he didn't hustle in the previous inning, and it's unclear if he was benched for his lack of hustle. Arenado is hitting .283/.308/.458 over 251 at-bats.


Jack Hannahan could be back from DL Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Reds infielder Jack Hannahan could be back from the disabled list as early as Monday against Arizona, MLB.com reports. Hannahan has been sidelined all season after undergoing right shoulder surgery in the offseason. His minor-league rehab stint ends on Sunday, making him eligible to be reinstated Monday.

Pedro Alvarez still can't return Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez missed his second game in a row Friday against the Rockies, due to discomfort in his left knee. He remains day to day moving forward as a result of this injury, which has kept him out since he left Wednesday's game.

Pablo Sandoval maintaining productivity after break


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has taken the momentum gained before the All-Star break and run with it.

Sandoval had nine hits in six games before the break and is 10-for-31 since despite managing just one hit in the last two games. He has both scored and driven in seven runs in the last 10 games to sweeten his stat line to .277/.327/.433.


Chris Johnson hits eighth home run Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Braves infielder Chris Johnson hit his eighth home run Thursday against the Marlins.

Johnson struck in his first at-bat. In the second inning, he hit a 93 mph fastball from Henderson Alvarez out to left for a two-run shot. Johnson finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and two RBI. 


 
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Fan Poll

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