Albert Pujols
Angels' Pujols ties Jimmie Foxx for 17th on the all-time HR list
Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA
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News: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols homered for the sixth time in six days during Tuesday's loss to Tampa Bay.

Pujols took Chris Archer deep for a solo home in the fourth inning. It was his 534th home run, tying Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx for 17th on the all-time list. Pujols came short on another multi-homer game with a warning track shot to deep center that was tracked down by Mikie Mahtook to end the eighth inning.

He finished 1 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI in a 6-1 defeat. He is hitting .254 with 14 homers, 27 RBI and a .303 on-base percentage this season.


Kyle Blanks
Rangers' Rua will start rehab; Blanks ready for extended spring games
Kyle Blanks, 1B, TEX
News: Rangers outfielder Ryan Rua (foot) is scheduled to start a minor-league rehab assignment on Wednesday with Triple A Round Rock, while first baseman Kyle Blanks (pilonidal cyst) will go to Arizona for extended spring training work on Thursday, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Edwin Encarnacion
Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion sitting due to leg injury
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR
News: Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said infielder Edwin Encarnacion is out of Tuesday's lineup due to a leg injury, according to SportsNet

Encarnacion did not play in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Nationals and isn't in the lineup for the second game. He's endured a 1-for-24 slump of late, though it's unknown how much this leg injury played a part of that. 

Encarnacion is hitting .216 with 12 home runs this season. 


Jose Abreu
White Sox 1B Jose Abreu (finger) unable to start Tuesday
Jose Abreu, 1B, CHW
News: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu was hoping to return to the starting lineup Tuesday against the Rangers after sitting out two games due to a finger injury. However, he was held out a third straight game, as Adam LaRoche once again started at first base in Abreu's absence.

"The swelling has decreased," general manager Rick Hahn said, per "He still has a little bit of a bruise on the finger below the knuckle that hasn't completely resolved itself. We're going to hold him out today, keep him away from activity again today, but hopefully tomorrow start ramping up again and hopefully have him back out there in the not-too-distant future. It's just not quite to the spot where we want to put him out there in games."

"You could send him out there and one swing could probably send him back five more days," Ventura said. "It's gotten a lot better than it was in Houston. It's just not to a point where I'm comfortable having him go out there and swing full-time in a game."

Abreu is batting .293 with one triple, three doubles, three home runs and 14 RBI in his last 25 games.


Mark Teixeira
Yankees' Joe Girardi: Mark Teixeira is 'a really good player'
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY
News: When an opponent faces Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez, most of the time Seattle's ace has the upper hand. However, one player who has a very good track record against of the best pitchers in baseball is Yankees veteran first baseman Mark Teixeira.

Teixeira is batting .303 (20 for 66) with four doubles, six home runs, 13 RBI, nine walks and 16 strikeouts in his career against Hernandez, which included a grand slam during a 7-2 win Monday at Seattle.

“Felix is really good,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said, per The Journal News. “But so is Mark. I mean, Mark is a really good player.”

Teixeira is batting just .241 through 49 games, but he has already parked 15 home runs and is slugging .566. He also has a .358 on-base percentage. 

In his case, Teixeira is having a resurgent season after a few injury plagued campaigns.

“I’m just very thankful,” Teixeira said. “I’m very thankful for the health and I just hope that continues. The first two months have been so far, so good. I want to continue it.”


Justin Smoak
Blue Jays' Justin Smoak, Josh Thole in lineup Monday
Justin Smoak, 1B, TOR
News: Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak and catcher Josh Thole are in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Nationals.

Smoak is getting the call over Edwin Encarnacion at first base after the team's regular first baseman went 1 for 24 over his last six games. Smoak has hit .266/.356/.438 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 64 at-bats. Thole is getting the call over Russell Martin to catch knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.

The Blue Jays are underdogs (+140) on Monday, per


Logan Morrison
Mariners' Logan Morrison extends hit streak to eight games
Logan Morrison, 1B, SEA
News: Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison went 1 for 4 with a walk and a run scored in his team's 6-3 loss to the Indians on Sunday.

With the hit, Morrison extended his hit streak to eight games, a stretch during which he's 10 for 29 with a double and four walks. The double was one of only two extra-base hits for Morrison since May 12, the last day on which he homered. The first baseman has hit .240/.321/.389 with six home runs and 14 RBI in 175 at-bats.


Joe Mauer
Twins' Joe Mauer drives in two runs in win Sunday
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN
News: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer went 1 for 3 with two RBI in his team's 6-5 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Mauer opened the scoring with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first in which he actually reached base due to an error but didn't score. He then was able to help key his team's comeback from a 4-1 deficit in the sixth inning, ripping an RBI single before scoring on a game-tying homer by the next batter.

Mauer, who's in the midst of a four-game hitting streak, has hit .276/.332/.373 with one home run and 30 RBI in 185 at-bats.


Ike Davis
Athletics' Ike Davis nearing rehab assignment
Ike Davis, 1B, OAK
News: Athletics manager Bob Melvin said on Sunday that first baseman Ike Davis would likely be ready to go on a rehab assignment in about a week, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Davis has been sidelined since May 13 with a quad injury. He has hit .282/.348/.427 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 103 at-bats.


Carlos Santana
Indians designate Jerry Sands for assignment
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE
News: The Indians designated outfielder Jerry Sands for assignment on Sunday.

The move opens a roster spot for Carlos Santana, who was activated from the paternity list in a corresponding move. Sands made just one appearance during his current stint with the Indians, going 1 for 1 with a walk and a two-run home run on Saturday.


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