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Matt Carpenter and Matt Adams back in the lineup


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(3:47 pm ET) After sitting out with a stomach bug, both Matt Carpenter and Matt Adams returned to the Cardinals' starting lineup for Monday's game at the Cubs. Neither player has appeared in a game since Friday.

Pedro Alvarez could return for postseason


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/21/2014) Though Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez, who hasn't played since Sept. 5, has been ruled out for the rest of the regular season, he could potentially return for the NLDS if the Pirates advance that far, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune. The Pirates are currently tied with the Giants for the top wild card spot.

Alvarez had lost his starting third base job to Josh Harrison even before the injury, but he had begun transitioning to first base, making five starts there.


Chris Dominguez set to make first start


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/21/2014) For the first time in his major league career, Chris Dominguez is in the Giants' starting lineup. He is listed as the team's left fielder, as Gregor Blanco was shifted to center field to fill in for the injured Angel Pagan (back).

Dominguez has already appeared in three games for the Giants, and he batted .274 with 21 home runs and 21 stolen bases for Triple-A Fresno.


Juan Uribe makes speedy return


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/21/2014) After missing Saturday's game with a minor side injury, Juan Uribe was back in the Dodgers' starting lineup for Sunday's series finale at the Cubs. He was penciled in as the team's third baseman, hitting in the seventh spot in the order.

Matt Carpenter, Matt Adams out Saturday with illness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter and first baseman Matt Adams are not in the starting lineup Saturday due to stomach illness, MLB.com reports.

Juan Uribe out Saturday with tightness in side


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe is not in the starting lineup due to tightness in his side, MLB.com reports.

The injury is minor, and Uribe is expected to return to the starting lineup Sunday. He has hit .309/.336/.440 nine home runs and 48 RBI in 366 at-bats.


Kyle Seager hits three-run bomb Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Mariners infielder Kyle Seager clubbed a three-run homer Friday against the Astros.

Seager struck in the fourth inning. With two men on, he belted an 88 mph sinker out to right center for the three-run shot. Seager also singled earlier in the contest. He finished 2 for 5, with one run scored and three RBI. 


Mark Trumbo, Jake Lamb return to action in Colorado


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Two Diamondbacks starters returned to action Friday night in Colorado.

First baseman Mark Trumbo, who has not played since Wednesday because of back issue, is batting fifth. Third baseman Jake Lamb is also back and batting right behind Trumbo at the No. 6 spot. He missed nearly a week of action because of a quad injury.

Brock Holt to resume baseball activities Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Red Sox infielder Brock Holt is expected to resume baseball activities on Friday, according to Comcast SportsNet Northeast. Holt has been sidelined since Sept. 5 because of a concussion, which wasn't diagnosed until Sept. 12. He is hitting .281 with four homers and 29 RBI over 449 at-bats.

Report: Nolan Arenado probably finished for season


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) The chest contusion and pneumonia that has sidelined Rockies slugging third baseman Nolan Arenado have improved, but he has likely played his last game this season, according to the Denver Post.

If Arenado is indeed done, he will finish the year with a stat line of .287/.328/.500 and 18 home runs in 432 at-bats.


Diamondbacks pair continues absence from lineup Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Two Diamondbacks starters remain sidelined Thursday against Colorado.

The injured pair are outfielder David Peralta and third baseman Jake Lamb. Peralta has been out for two weeks while Lamb has not started since Friday.


Marlins sit corner infielders Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) The Marlins are set to sit corner infielders Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee in their Thursday night clash against visiting Washington. Jeff Baker has been pegged to start at first with Enrique Hernandez at third.

McGehee is in the midst of a six-game hitting streak.


Jimmy Paredes making impact with strong run


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Third baseman Jimmy Paredes has received significant work and has taken advantage of it since arriving with the Orioles in late August.

Paredes has received an increasing number of plate appearances, particularly since the loss of Chris Davis to a drug suspension. He has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games with 13 hits, including two home runs, in 33 at-bats. He has eight RBI and seven runs scored during that stretch.

He boasts a tremendous stat line of .358/.383/.578.


Evan Longoria belts his 22nd home run Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria clubbed his 22nd home run Wednesday against the Yankees.

Longoria struck in the fourth inning. With the bases empty, Longoria belted a 93 mph fastball out to center for the solo shot. Longoria would drive in another run in his next at-bat on a groundout. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI. 


Brewers to exercise $14-million option on Aramis Ramirez


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) The Brewers intend to exercise the team's side of the $14-million option on third baseman Aramis Ramirez, CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman reports.

The team has the choice of picking up the option or paying a $4-million buyout, and the team being "very pleased" with his performance. Ramirez will return to the hot corner with Milwaukee in 2015 if he picks up his end of the mutual option. He has hit .295/.341/.447 with 15 home runs and 65 RBI in 454 at-bats.


Nick Castellanos back in lineup Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Twins.

The third baseman was a late scratch Tuesday due to soreness in his left foot, but the issue appears to have been minor. Castellanos has hit .266/.313/.405 with 10 home runs and 60 RBI in 496 at-bats.


Spate of Reds benched for battle at Wrigley Field


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) The Reds have issued a lineup for Wednesday against the host Cubs that one might have expected had they just clinched a playoff spot. Among those set to sit are third baseman Todd Frazier, second baseman Brandon Phillips, shortstop Zack Cozart, center fielder Billy Hamilton, right fielder Jay Bruce and catcher Devin Mesoraco.

None are listed as injured.


Juan Uribe torrid at the plate for Dodgers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe is saving his best for last in 2014 with a tear in September.

Uribe owns a nine-game hitting streak with five multi-hit games. He is 15 for 34 during with two home runs during that stretch to sweeten his stat line to .308/.334/.443.


David Freese finally on roll for Angels


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Angels third baseman David Freese has struggled much of the season, but has saved his best stretch for the stretch run.

Freese has raised his average to a season-high .261. He has hit safely in 12 of the last 13 games with 17 hits in 45 at-bats and has slugged three home runs in the last nine games, during which time he has 10 RBI.


Red Sox promote slew of players from Pawtucket


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Ballyhooed Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo is far from the only promotion from Triple-A Pawtucket made by the Red Sox on Wednesday. But he is certainly the most significant.

The team has also brought up left-hander Edwin Escobar, right-hander Heath Hembree, third baseman Garin Cecchini, outfielder Bryce Brentz and catcher Ryan Lavarnway.


Jake Lamb, David Peralta still out for Diamondbacks


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb (quad) and outfielder David Peralta (back) remain absent from the lineup Wednesday against visiting San Francisco.

Lamb has had just one at-bat since Friday after an encouraging 7-for-19 stretch. Peralta has been sidelined since Sept. 5.


Nolan Arenado down again Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is set to sit again Wednesday against the visiting Dodgers with a chest contusion. Rafael Ynoa has been tabbed to man the position.

Arenado was on a 1-for-13 slide before going down.


Nick Castellanos scratched from lineup with foot issue


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos was a late scratch from Tuesday's starting lineup due to left foot soreness, the team announced.

Castellanos fouled a ball off his left foot in Monday's game, and the team has decided to let him rest the injured foot Tuesday rather than risk further injury. The third baseman has hit .266/.313/.405 with 10 home runs and 60 RBI in 496 at-bats.


Nolan Arenado has chest contusion, early onset pneumonia


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) An MRI on injured Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado has revealed that Arenado is dealing with a chest contusion and early onset pneumonia, the team announced Tuesday.

Arenado is at home resting Tuesday while recovering. He has hit .287/.328/.500 with 18 home runs and 61 RBI in 432 at-bats.


Nolan Arenado unable to play Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is still out of the lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers, as he recovers from a rib injury. He left Sunday's game with the injury and went for an MRI Monday, the results of which are still being awaited.  

 
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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