A.J. Reed
Astros' A.J. Reed: Out of lineup Tuesday
A.J. Reed, 1B, HOU
6/28/2016
News: Reed is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Angels, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Reed has struggled during his first two career starts the past two days, going 0-for-8 with six strikeouts. Prior to being called up Saturday, Reed had been hitting .266/.345/.509 with 11 home runs and 36 RBI with Triple-A Fresno this year. In his place, the Astros will start Marwin Gonzalez at first base for Tuesday's game.

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Justin Morneau
White Sox's Justin Morneau: Hopes to start rehab assignment next week
Justin Morneau, 1B, CHW
6/28/2016
News: Morneau (elbow) wants to start his rehab early next week with Triple-A Charlotte, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Morneau wants to return to the team shortly after the All-Star break, as the club will open the second half of their season July 15 against the Angels. He underwent elbow surgery in December and was recently signed to a one-year deal by the White Sox earlier this month. The club is taking is slow with Morneau, as he has continued to make steady progress in the past couple weeks, but Chicago badly needs a spark in their lineup to help them regain their early season form.

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Mitch Moreland
Rangers' Mitch Moreland: Not in Tuesday's lineup
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX
6/28/2016
News: Moreland isn't in the lineup for Tuesday's game with the Yankees.

Moreland will sit in favor of switch-hitter Jurickson Profar starting at first and facing southpaw starter CC Sabathia. Profar will bat eighth while Moreland gets a rest day.

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Logan Morrison
Rays' Logan Morrison: Extends hitting streak to six games Monday
Logan Morrison, 1B, TB
6/28/2016
News: Morrison is hitting .400 (10-for-25) over his six-game hitting streak after a 2-for-5 performance in Monday's 13-7 victory over the Red Sox that included two RBI and a run.

The veteran had seemingly turned his season around during May, when he'd slashed .345/.455/.486 after a dismal April. However, Morrison had seen a 36-point drop in his average between June 5 and June 21, but has bounced back nicely during his recent hot stretch. After hitting his first three homers of the season during May, the 28-year-old has continued his power surge in June by posting five round-trippers.

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Mark Teixeira
Yankees' Mark Teixeira: Homers second straight day
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY
6/28/2016
News: Teixeira went 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

Teixeira has now homered twice in his last eight at-bats after hitting just three in his first 170 of the season. The veteran first baseman was having a rough go of it before a knee injury sidelined him for most of June. Teixeira hit .295 after the All-Star break a season ago, which could forecast a better second half for the first baseman.

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Mike Napoli
Indians' Mike Napoli: Scores twice, drives in run
Mike Napoli, 1B, CLE
6/27/2016
News: Napoli went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in Monday's victory against the Braves.

Over his previous nine games, Napoli has hit a robust .333, raising his batting average 13 points in the process. The first baseman has already struck out more than 100 times this season, but has provided strong power numbers, recording 52 RBI and 16 home runs.

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Marwin Gonzalez
Astros' Marwin Gonzalez: On the bench Monday against Angels
Marwin Gonzalez, 1B, HOU
6/27/2016
News: Gonzalez is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Angels.

Gonzalez's versatility will give him plenty of chances to play the rest of the season, but today's lineup -- with Carlos Correa at shortstop, Jose Altuve at second base, A.J. Reed at first base, Luis Valbuena at third base and Evan Gattis at DH -- is likely to be the most common for Houston the rest of the way. While Gonzalez will get starts as these players get regular days off, look for him to spend the rest of the season in a super utility role with multiple games per week coming off the bench.

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Chris Davis
Orioles' Chris Davis: Belts grand slam in Sunday's win
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL
6/26/2016
News: Davis went 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and a grand slam in Sunday's 12-5 win over the Rays.

The homer was his second in as many days, eighth in June and 18th of the year. Davis' home runs tend to come in bunches, so he could be set for a big finish to what's already been his best month of the season.

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Dae-Ho Lee
Mariners' Dae-Ho Lee: Settling into everyday role
Dae-Ho Lee, 1B, SEA
6/26/2016
News: Lee will start at first base and bat sixth in the order Sunday against the Cardinals, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports. It's Lee's fifth start in a row at that position.

Lee entered the campaign in a platoon with Adam Lind at first base, but the Korean slugger's success throughout the first half of the season has earned him steady at-bats of late regardless of who is pitching for the opposition. Two of his five starts during that stretch have come against right-handed pitching, as manager Scott Servais has simply slotted Lind in at DH in those games. It looks like Lee will continue to play regularly until his bat cools down.

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Adam Lind
Mariners' Adam Lind: Out of lineup Sunday
Adam Lind, 1B, SEA
6/26/2016
News: Lind is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

As per usual, Lind will sit out with a lefty on the mound for the opposition in Jaime Garcia. Even though he's liable to sit out multiple times a week depending on the schedule, Lind is still a useful fantasy option against right-handed pitching. He's produced a .725 OPS versus righties this season.

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