Yonder Alonso
Athletics' Yonder Alonso: Cleared to reenter lineup Sunday
Yonder Alonso, 1B, OAK
9:26 AM
News: Updating a previous report, Alonso (wrist) will return to the Athletics lineup Sunday. He'll play first base and bat fifth.

The initial lineup the Athletics released listed Alonso as a bench player for the fourth straight contest, but it appears that the soreness in the 29-year-old's bruised wrist has subsided enough for him to return to the field. If Alonso is able to make it out of Sunday's contest no worse for the wear, it should give fantasy owners confidence to keep him active for the upcoming week. However, given the nature of Alonso's injury, it wouldn't be surprising if he struggles to immediately display the power that has made him a breakout player in the first two months of the season.

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John Hicks
Tigers' John Hicks: Homers against White Sox on Saturday
John Hicks, 1B, DET
8:50 AM
News: Hicks went 1-for-5 with a solo home run during Saturday's win over the White Sox in the second game of their doubleheader.

With a .371/.389/.629 slash line, two homers, nine RBI and seven runs through nine games, the 27-year-old backstop has been excellent for Detroit when called upon. Hicks is also hitting well with Triple-A Toledo (.867 OPS and .377 wOBA). However, he's firmly behind James McCann (hand) and Alex Avila on the depth chart, so Hicks' fantasy relevance will probably be limited to the duration of McCann's stay on the disabled list.

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Jose Abreu
White Sox's Jose Abreu: Extends hit streak to nine
Jose Abreu, 1B, CHW
6:54 AM
News: Abreu had hits in both ends of Saturday's doubleheader, going 2-for-8 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in a split with the Tigers.

Abreu has been on a tear during a nine-game hitting streak, having gone 18-for-41 (.439) with four doubles, three home runs, seven RBI and 10 runs scored. He's experienced a steady decline in power since his rookie 2014 season, but with 10 homers through 47 games, he's on pace for a third 30-homer season.

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Logan Morrison
Rays' Logan Morrison: Pops 13th homer Friday
Logan Morrison, 1B, TB
5/27/2017
News: Morrison went 1-for-3 with a walk, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Friday's 5-2 win over the Twins.

His batting average has returned to a level typical for Morrison, as he hasn't had a multi-hit game since May 6, but when he is making contact he's doing it with authority -- 11 of his 14 hits since then have gone for extra bases (five doubles, six homers), giving the first baseman a .237/.324/.627 slash line over those 17 games to go along with 16 RBI and nine runs.

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Justin Smoak
Blue Jays' Justin Smoak: Crushes 11th home Friday
Justin Smoak, 1B, TOR
5/26/2017
News: Smoak went 1-for-2 with a solo homer, two walks and two runs Friday against the Rangers.

Smoak's 11th blast of the year extended the Blue Jays lead in the third inning of a winning effort. At 30-years-old, he appears to be on his way to a career year, as he's slashing .280/.347/.553, and fantasy owners need to decide whether to keep on riding him, or whether it's time to trade him away while his value is at an all-time high.

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Miguel Cabrera
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Given night off
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET
5/26/2017
News: Cabrera is not in the lineup for Friday's matchup against the White Sox.

The first game of Friday's scheduled doubleheader was rained out, but manager Brad Ausmus will still give his All-Star hitter the full night off. Cabrera figures to play at least one installment of Saturday's doubleheader in Chicago. The recently recalled John Hicks will take over at first base Friday against Mike Pelfrey.

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Mike Napoli
Rangers' Mike Napoli: Strikes out four times Thursday
Mike Napoli, 1B, TEX
5/26/2017
News: Napoli struck out in all four of his at-bats in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Red Sox.

Napoli had batted .324 with six homers and 11 RBI over his last 11 games, but the Red Sox pitching staff threw some cool water on him, and the rest of the Rangers bats for that matter. It was the second time this season that Napoli has donned the golden sombrero, elevating his strikeout rate to 31.5 percent, the second-worst mark of his career. Napoli's low-contact ways will continue to make him a sinkhole in batting average, but his recent surge shows that the 35-year-old still packs plenty of power.

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Yuli Gurriel
Astros' Yulieski Gurriel: Heads to bench Thursday
Yuli Gurriel, 1B, HOU
5/25/2017
News: Gurriel is not in the lineup Thursday against the Tigers.

Gurriel is just 2-for-20 (.100) over his last six games, so he'll head to the bench for Thursday's series finale to regather himself. Marwin Gonzalez will draw the start at first base in his stead.

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Sam Travis
Red Sox's Sam Travis: Encouraging MLB debut
Sam Travis, 1B, BOS
5/25/2017
News: Travis went 2-for-4 with two singles, scored the game-tying run and made a nice defensive play in Wednesday's 9-4 victory over the Rangers.

Travis, who had a third hit taken away by Elvis Andrus, looked polished in the batter's box and has the potential to give Boston an impact bat from the right side. If he could play third base, he'd be ideal, but he's strictly a first baseman. For now, Travis will get his opportunities spelling Mitch Moreland against left-handers, against whom he had a 1.209 OPS in the minors this season.

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Carlos Santana
Indians' Carlos Santana: Supplies all Cleveland's offense Wednesday
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE
5/25/2017
News: Santana went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and three RBI in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Reds.

The homer was his fifth of the season. Santana has come around after his cold start to 2017 and now has a .270/.370/.556 slash line over his last 17 games with three home runs, 10 runs and 10 RBI.

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