Eric Hosmer
Royals' Eric Hosmer: Out of lineup Sunday
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC
9/25/2016
News: Hosmer is out of the lineup Sunday against Detroit, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

It will be a rare day off for Hosmer, the everyday first baseman who served as the DH on Saturday night. Kendrys Morales will DH on Sunday, while Whit Merrifield enters the lineup at first.

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Joe Mauer
Twins' Joe Mauer: In lineup as DH on Sunday
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN
9/25/2016
News: Mauer (quad) is in the lineup as the designated hitter Sunday against the Mariners, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The veteran has been battling chronic soreness in his quads for several weeks, and Sunday will mark his first start in seven days. The expectation is that Mauer's playing time will likely continue to be limited over the final two series of the season.

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Mark Teixeira
Yankees' Mark Teixeira: In lineup Sunday
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY
9/25/2016
News: Teixeira (neck) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Chad Jennings of LoHud.com reports.

The veteran was held out of action Saturday due to soreness in his neck, though he was able to enter late in the game as a defensive replacement. He'll get the start at first base Sunday and bat fifth in the order against Toronto right-hander Marco Estrada.

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Mitch Moreland
Rangers' Mitch Moreland: Out of Saturday's lineup
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX
9/24/2016
News: Moreland is out of the lineup Saturday against the A's.

The Rangers are resting most of their regulars Saturday after clinching the division Friday night. Ryan Rua will start at first base and hit fifth Saturday.

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Hanley Ramirez
Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez: Closing in on 30 homers
Hanley Ramirez, 1B, BOS
9/23/2016
News: Ramirez went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI against the Orioles on Thursday.

Three months into the season, Han-Ram had hit just eight balls out of the yard; in the three months since, he's added 21 to that total, putting the veteran on the verge of only his second career 30-homer campaign. More than a full third of his homers (10) have come in a white-hot September; Ramirez owns a ridiculous .360/.415/.787 line with 25 RBI in just 19 games this month.

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Trey Mancini
Orioles' Trey Mancini: Powers offense with double, homer in loss
Trey Mancini, 1B, BAL
9/23/2016
News: Mancini accounted for all the Orioles' scoring Thursday with a three-run homer off Red Sox starter David Price; he also added a double.

He's now homered twice in his first eight MLB plate appearances, so Mancini's arriving on the scene hot, and he got slotted fifth in the lineup Thursday. That said, after tearing up Double-A for a few weeks, he had a much slower go after being promoted to Triple-A, hitting a fairly modest .280/.349/.427 with 13 homers in 125 games. There's some fantasy intrigue here in DFS when the O's face lefties down the stretch, but don't get too crazy about the 24-year-old's big-time debut.

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Steve Pearce
Orioles' Steve Pearce: Undergoes successful surgery Wednesday
Steve Pearce, 1B, BAL
9/21/2016
News: Pearce (elbow) underwent successful surgery Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

Pearce had to get the flexor mass tendon in his elbow operated on Wednesday, but everything went according to plan per the Orioles. Wednesday's procedure will obviously wipe out the rest of Pearce's season, but he could theoretically be ready for the start of the 2017 season.

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Miguel Cabrera
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Becomes 100th MLB player to enter exclusive 2,500 hit club
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET
9/19/2016
News: Cabrera became the 100th player in Major League history to get his 2,500 career hit when he ripped a single in the third-inning of Sunday's game against Cleveland.

Cabrera is just the eighth hitter to get their 2,500 hit in their age-33 season. He joins Hank Aaron, Ty Cobb, ARod, Robin Young, Mel Ott, Jimmie Foxx and Rogers Hornsby in that exclusive club. The hit came after Miggy was plunked on the right hand by Bauer in the first inning. "Sore, very sore," was Miggy's description after the game. He was seen flexing it throughout the game, but he hopes Monday's rest day will be just what the doctor ordered to be able to play Tuesday.

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Mark Canha
Athletics' Mark Canha: To swing off a tee Tuesday
Mark Canha, 1B, OAK
9/19/2016
News: Canha (hip) will begin swinging off a tee Tuesday, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Hip surgery ended Canha's season in May. This news, however, indicates that he is on pace for a return come spring training next season, where his versatility between the outfield and first base should allow him to contend for a roster spot in Oakland once again.

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Adam Lind
Mariners' Adam Lind: In Monday's lineup against Jays
Adam Lind, 1B, SEA
9/19/2016
News: Lind (finger) is in the lineup for Monday's game against Toronto, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Lind missed five games with a finger injury before he returned to the lineup Sunday against Houston. He went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts in that game and has been disappointing on the whole this season, with a .233/.279/.440 batting line. Expect him to play a bench role when the Mariners face left-handed pitching down the stretch.

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