Miguel Cabrera
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Leads Tigers past Phillies with two bombs
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET
8:48 AM
News: Cabrera went 3-for-3 with a walk, two homers, a double, two RBI and three runs in Monday's 5-4 victory over the Phillies.

Cabrera's second two-homer game in four days included an opposite-field loft in the third inning and a drive to left in the fifth, both of which tied the game. Both came off Phillies starter Vince Velasquez. He doubled to right-center off reliever Colton Murray (0-1) in the seventh, putting him in position to score the winning run on a single by Victor Martinez. Cabrera's double was the 500th of his career, making him the 62nd player to reach the mark. Monday was also his 20th career game going 3-for-3 or better with a home run. Only Barry Bonds (23) and Lou Gehrig (21) have more such games in major league history.

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Ryan Rua
Rangers' Ryan Rua: Platoon role in left field likely
Ryan Rua, 1B, TEX
7:52 AM
News: Rua and Jared Hoying will likely platoon in left field for the duration of Shin-Soo Choo's latest injury, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

Hoying got the start the Monday against a right-handed pitcher but Rua came off the bench in a pinch-hitting role. A strict platoon would favor the left-handed Hoying, so Rua's playing time may not be as great as initially hoped as the news of Choo's re-injury surfaced.

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Joe Mauer
Twins' Joe Mauer: Homers in 3-for-5 game in loss to Royals
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN
2:24 AM
News: Mauer homered, a solo shot, as part of a 3-for-5 game in Monday's loss to the Royals.

Mauer was locked into a brutal 3-for-28 slump in his last seven starts heading into Monday's game, and he broke out in a big way with this performance. His .271/.380/.381 line still features underwhelming power from a first baseman, but Minnesota's lineup Monday featured a whopping four players with an on-base percentage under .300, and Mauer's consistent ability to get on base represents one of the few ways they currently have to score runs.

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Mike Napoli
Indians' Mike Napoli: Not in lineup for Game 2 of doubleheader
Mike Napoli, 1B, CLE
5/23/2016
News: Napoli is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against Chicago.

Napoli homered and drove in two runs in Game 1 but Cleveland is going with Carlos Santana at first base for the second game. His homer in the afternoon game was nice to see as he had gone 0-for-19 in his last four starts along with 11 strikeouts. He'll likely be back in the lineup Tuesday when Cleveland battles Chicago in Game 3 of the series.

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Jose Abreu
White Sox's Jose Abreu: Back in lineup Monday night
Jose Abreu, 1B, CHW
5/23/2016
News: Abreu will bat fifth in Monday's Game 2 against the Indians.

Abreu got Sunday and half of Monday off, but he'll return to the lineup Monday night trying to improve on his current batting average of .243.

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Logan Morrison
Rays' Logan Morrison: Not in Monday's lineup
Logan Morrison, 1B, TB
5/23/2016
News: Morrison is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Rays, Mark Tompkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Morrison has struggled all season long, posting a .176 batting average. However, he has picked it up as of late, hitting .444 with two home runs and six RBI over the past six games, which is a good sign moving forward.

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Sam Travis
Red Sox's Sam Travis: Doubles home a run Sunday
Sam Travis, 1B, BOS
5/23/2016
News: Travis (quad) went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Pawtucket's 2-1 loss to Buffalo on Sunday.

After tweaking his quad last Wednesday, it appears that Travis is back to his old form. He's collected three hits (two of them being doubles) over the past two games to raise his batting average to .284, helping him solidify his spot as one of the Red Sox's top prospects and as a potential option at first base possibly as early as 2017.

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A.J. Reed
Astros' A.J. Reed: Activated form DL
A.J. Reed, 1B, HOU
5/22/2016
News: Reed (hamstring) was activated from Triple-A disabled list on Sunday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Reed had missed time with a hamstring injury but now has returned to Triple-A Fresno's lineup. Despite a slow start to the season, Reed could find himself called up to the Astros sometime this season as Tyler White continues to struggle at first base.

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Mitch Moreland
Rangers' Mitch Moreland: Not in Sunday's lineup
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX
5/22/2016
News: Moreland is out of Sunday's starting lineup against the Astros, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Moreland will take a seat as the Astros send southpaw Dallas Keuchel to the mound. Ryan Rua will shift to first base in his place, batting seventh for the Rangers. Texas will face the Angels and the right-handed Nick Tropeano on Monday, making that the next chance for him to rejoin the lineup.

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Hanley Ramirez
Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez: Drives in a pair in Saturday victory
Hanley Ramirez, 1B, BOS
5/22/2016
News: Ramirez went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Saturday's 9-1 victory over the Indians.

The 32-year-old now has 12 RBI in May, leaving him just one short of his April total with plenty of games remaining in the month. Ramirez has a modest three-game hitting streak working, and has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games overall. After a disappointing first year back in a Red Sox uniform last season, he's redeeming himself with a .317/.364/.460 line over 168 at-bats to date in 2016.

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