Miguel Cabrera
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Belts go-ahead homer in ninth versus Red Sox
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET
4:46 PM
News: Cabrera went 3-for-4 with the go-ahead home run in the ninth during a 4-3 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday.

His ninth-inning homer gave Detroit a key victory over Boston. The Tigers now trail the Red Sox by 2.5 games in the Wild Card race. Cabrera went 5-for-10 (.500) with two homers, three RBI and three runs in the series at Fenway. He is slashing .301/.382/.522 with 21 home runs, 60 RBI and 55 runs in 379 at-bats this season.

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Ji-Man Choi
Angels' Ji-Man Choi: Out of Wednesday's lineup
Ji-Man Choi, 1B, LAA
4:18 PM
News: Choi is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Royals, the Los Angeles Times' Pedro Moura reports.

He has been playing pretty regularly with C.J. Cron (hand) sidelined, but will make way for Jefry Marte at first base Wednesday. Choi's .175 average can be largely attributed to a .188 BABIP, but he has not provided the power (two home runs in 72 plate appearances) to make it worth being patient with him in most formats.

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Jose Abreu
White Sox's Jose Abreu: Still without home run in July
Jose Abreu, 1B, CHW
3:14 PM
News: Abreu's last home run came on June 23, but he's still hitting .329 in July.

Abreu has improved his batting average every month this season but his home run and RBI totals continue to lag in comparison to his past two years. Regardless, the third-year player will continue to earn playing time as the starting first baseman as he still ranks second among White Sox players in RBI and is hitting .026 points higher than the team's cumulative batting average.

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Steve Pearce
Rays' Steve Pearce: Out of Wednesday's lineup
Steve Pearce, 1B, TB
12:02 PM
News: Pearce is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

With Logan Morrison (forearm) returning to the lineup and the game taking place in a National League park (no DH), Pearce was left out of Wednesday's lineup. He will be back in the mix this weekend when the Rays host the Yankees, although he could also be on the move at the trade deadline, as his .389/.484/.741 slash line against lefties ought to intrigue some contending teams.

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Logan Morrison
Rays' Logan Morrison: Returns to lineup Wednesday
Logan Morrison, 1B, TB
11:58 AM
News: Morrison is starting at first base and hitting sixth Wednesday against the Dodgers, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

He was expected to return Wednesday, and that has come to fruition. Morrison made a pinch-hit appearance Tuesday after missing six games with forearm tendinitis. A former top prospect in the Marlins' system back in 2010, Morrison appears to be on the verge of washing out of MLB, as he has performed below replacement level (-0.1 fWAR) for the second year in a row.

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Hanley Ramirez
Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez: Day off Wednesday
Hanley Ramirez, 1B, BOS
9:52 AM
News: Ramirez is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers, according to Ryan Hannable of WEEI.

Ramirez went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's game, so manager John Farrell decided it was time to give Ramirez his first day off since the All-Star break. Travis Shaw will slide across the diamond and serve as the Red Sox's first baseman in Ramirez's place.

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Eric Hosmer
Royals' Eric Hosmer: Hosmer continues to struggle
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC
7:40 AM
News: On Tuesday night, Eric Hosmer went 0-4 and over the last thirty days is hitting .223/.277/.298

Recently, Hosmer has been in a complete funk since the All-Star game hitting .195 with just one extra-base hit. Nothing points to an injury, but I could see benching him in shallow leagues until shows some sign of turning around this cold streak.

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Chris Davis
Orioles' Chris Davis: Slump reaches new heights
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL
1:56 AM
News: Davis went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts Tuesday, extending his hitting slump to 0-for-24 since July 16.

Davis has 11 strikeouts over the same stretch. He was slowed last week by the flu and that might have come into play when he returned in time for the weekend. While Davis has had a hard time with contact this season, he is walking 13.5 percent of the time, the highest of his career.

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Marwin Gonzalez
Astros' Marwin Gonzalez: Cranks out ninth homer of season Tuesday
Marwin Gonzalez, 1B, HOU
7/26/2016
News: Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI Tuesday against the Yankees.

Gonzalez's ninth blast of the season gave the Astros a 1-0 lead in the first inning of the game they'd go on to lose. He's now hit safely in nine straight games, and he's slashing .257/.296/.428 on the year.

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Rob Refsnyder
Yankees' Rob Refsnyder: Out of lineup Tuesday
Rob Refsnyder, 1B, NYY
7/26/2016
News: Refsnyder is out of the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with Houston, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports.

Refsnyder saw a spot start in place of Brett Gardner on Tuesday but will head back to the bench for Game-2 of the series. Refsnyder collected six hits in 22 at-bats (.273) during a six-game stretch entering the All-Star break but since then he's cooled off, managing just a single hit in his last 14 at-bats.

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