Steve Pearce looking at Wednesday return
, 1B, BAL
Orioles outfielder Steve Pearce
was out of the lineup for a third straight game because of a sore wrist Monday at the Yankees, and according to MASNsports.com, he's not aiming to return until Wednesday.
Pearce, who received a cortisone shot in his wrist Saturday, was red hot before the injury, batting .405 (15 for 37) with four home runs in 11 games.
Joe Mauer to grab some pine
, 1B, MIN
News: Joe Mauer
was left out of the Twins' starting lineup for Monday's game versus the Diamondbacks, as Chris Parmelee got the nod at first base. It is only the third time that Mauer has not started a game since he returned on Aug. 11 after spending time on the disabled list with a strained oblique.
Mark Teixeira to see hand surgeon
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Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira
, held out of Sunday's lineup with a sore right wrist, is headed to see a hand surgeon, reports MLB.com. Teixeira, who's hitting .216 with 21 homers and 58 RBI, might not play again this season.
Adam Lind still out with back issue
, 1B, TOR
For the second game in a row, Adam Lind
was out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup with a back injury. Dan Johnson
got the start at first base for Sunday's game at the Yankees.
Lind remains day to day with the injury.
Albert Pujols hits 27th home run
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Angels first baseman Albert Pujols
clubbed his 27th home run Saturday against the Rangers.
Pujols struck in the fifth inning. With a man on, Pujols belted a 90 mph fastball out to center for the two-run shot. He would also single twice during the game. Pujols finished 3 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI.
Edwin Encarncion has mild back inflammation, starts Saturday
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A precautionary MRI on the injured back of Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion
revealed that he is dealing with minor inflammation
, Sportsnet reports.
Encarnacion slugged his 33rd home run of the season Friday and is back in the starting lineup Saturday, so the minor injury hasn't cost him playing time. He has hit .262/.350/.552 with 33 home runs and 89 RBI in 446 at-bats.
Miguel Cabrera dominant in September
, 1B, DET
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera
has taken flight in September, hitting .463/.507/.836 with six home runs and 13 RBI in 67 at-bats.
Cabrera has collected multiple hits in nine of his 17 games this month, and he's a whopping 11 for 20 over his last five games, smacking four doubles and one home run during that stretch. With the excellent stretch, Cabrera has boosted his line to .318/.380/.527 with 23 home runs and 104 RBI in 575 at-bats.
Logan Morrison excelling on road trip
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Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison
has swung a hot bat during the team's current road trip, going 6 for 14 with two doubles and a home run in four games.
Morrison has been particularly productive in his last 10 games, going 11 for 29 while smacking three home runs and chipping in a stolen base Friday. His recent hot streak has boosted his OPS over .700 for the first time since the All-Star break. Morrison has hit .251/.306/.396 with nine home runs, 33 RBI and five stolen bases in 303 at-bats.
Stephen Vogt ready to return
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Athletics designated hitter Stephen Vogt
was in the team's starting lineup Friday.
Vogt has been sidelined due to an ankle injury. He appeared in a game Wednesday, but hasn't started since early September.
J.P. Arencibia slugs 10th home run in win vs. A's
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Rangers designated hitter J.P. Arencibia
went 1 for 4 with a three-run home run in his team's 6-1 victory over the A's Wednesday.
After the Rangers evened the score at 1-1 in the ninth inning, Arencibia put his team up with a big blast over the left field fence. He has a modest four-game hitting streak with two home runs during that stretch. Arencibia has hit .173/.234/.367 with 10 home runs and 35 RBI in 196 at-bats.