Hanley Ramirez
Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez: Homers in return from illness
Hanley Ramirez, 1B, BOS
1:05 AM
News: Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and two walks Thursday in a win over the White Sox.

He sat out sick Wednesday, but was right back in action after just the one day off and pushed his hitting streak to nine games. At 32 years of oft-injured age, Hanley's tools simply aren't what they used to be, but he should still remain around the fringes of fantasy relevance as long as he can stay healthy. Playing first base should help in that regard.

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Marwin Gonzalez
Astros' Marwin Gonzalez: Will start Thursday
Marwin Gonzalez, 1B, HOU
5/5/2016
News: Gonzalez is in the lineup and hitting sixth for Thursday's game against the Mariners, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Gonzalez is hitting .185/.254/.315 with one home run, three RBI, and two stolen bases through 21 games this season and is starting in place of the struggling Luis Valbuena.

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Chris Davis
Orioles' Chris Davis: In Thursday's lineup
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL
5/5/2016
News: Davis (thumb) is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Yankees, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports.

Davis was spotted with a wrap on his thumb following Wednesday's game, but his presence in Thursday's lineup indicates he is not dealing with any sort of serious setback. Davis will man first base like he has done in every game this season and hit third against Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka.

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Ryan Rua
Rangers' Ryan Rua: Will start Thursday
Ryan Rua, 1B, TEX
5/5/2016
News: Rua is in the lineup and batting seventh for Thursday's game against Toronto, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Woth Star-Telegram reports.

Rua went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts in Wednesday's game but will receive another start as the Blue Jays trot out left-hander J.A. Happ for the series finale. Rua has crushed leftlies all season, hitting .438 with a home run and two RBI in just 16 at bats.

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Mark Teixeira
Yankees' Mark Teixeira: Reaches base four times Wednesday
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY
5/5/2016
News: Teixeira reached base four times, going 1-for-2 while drawing a trio of walks in Wednesday's win over the Orioles.

The Yankees' bats have been in a collective slump over the first month of the season, and Teixeira has been unable to avoid that distinction as he's batting just .224. Maybe even more concerning though, the power-hitting first baseman has just three home runs and hasn't gone deep since April 13. Despite the low average and power, Teixeira does have a .365 OBP, his highest mark since his first season in the Bronx in 2009.

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Jose Abreu
White Sox's Jose Abreu: Extends hitting streak while ending power outage
Jose Abreu, 1B, CHW
5/4/2016
News: Abreu's two-run homer in the first inning Wednesday accounted for all the White Sox's offense in a 5-2 loss to the Red Sox. He also drew a walk.

While Abreu's been racking up hits of late -- he's gone 14-for-32 (.438) with 10 RBI over the course of an eight-game hitting streak -- his power had been missing in action for a couple weeks, as Abreu hadn't homered since April 19. His numbers are still subpar (.255 and only four homers), but there's no reason to think Abreu shouldn't end up right around 30 homers and 100 RBI again this year.

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Steve Pearce
Rays' Steve Pearce: Powers win with three-run blast
Steve Pearce, 1B, TB
5/4/2016
News: Pearce went 2-for-4 with a double and a three-run homer against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

The long ball was a big one, snapping a 2-2 tie after a hit and a walk set the table for Pearce to open the sixth inning. As per usual, it came off a lefty in Dodgers starter Alex Wood. Pearce hit cleanup in this one, the seventh time this year he's appeared in that lineup slot, and his middle-of-the-order at-bats when the Rays face southpaws make him an attractive DFS play.

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Dae-Ho Lee
Mariners' Dae-Ho Lee: Swats two homers Wednesday
Dae-Ho Lee, 1B, SEA
5/4/2016
News: Lee homered twice in Wednesday's win over Oakland.

He finished 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored, raising his season line to an impressive .281/.343/.656 in limited duty (32 at-bats). The Mariners slotted him in as their No. 8 hitter Wednesday, but it's not unreasonable to think that he could move up in the order in his future starts against lefties should he continue to outperform Franklin Gutierrez in the coming weeks.

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Tyler White
Astros' Tyler White: Out of the lineup Wednesday
Tyler White, 1B, HOU
5/4/2016
News: White is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Twins, Angel Verdejo Jr. of the Houston Chronicle reports.

White's struggled of late, going hitless over his past 12 at-bats. Furthermore, he has just two hits since April 20 (2-for-35) after a great start. White's down to .224, but has five home runs and 14 RBI. He's replaced by Marwin Gonzalez in the lineup on Wednesday.

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Logan Morrison
Rays' Logan Morrison: Out of lineup Wednesday
Logan Morrison, 1B, TB
5/4/2016
News: Morrison is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

Similarly to Tuesday's matchup, Morrison and his .094 batting average will head to the bench with left-hander Alex Wood slated to pitch for Los Angeles. Steve Pearce will fill in for him at first base.

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