Cody Bellinger
Dodgers' Cody Bellinger: Out Sunday with ankle injury
Cody Bellinger, 1B, LAD
9:42 AM
News: Bellinger (ankle) is out of Sunday's lineup against the Tigers, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

He left Saturday's game with a mild ankle sprain and was seen walking without a limp after the game, but will nonetheless be held out of the day game against righty Justin Verlander. Yasiel Puig will start in right field with Adrian Gonzalez starting at first base. Bellinger should be considered day-to-day.

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Adrian Gonzalez
Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez: Drives in run Saturday
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LAD
3:29 AM
News: Gonzalez started at first base and went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Saturday's win over the Tigers.

Gonzalez has gone 2-for-8 with a double and two RBI since being activated off the disabled list Friday. The aging slugger was expected to be eased back into action following his lengthy layoff, but a minor injury to Cody Bellinger (ankle) could open up a few more starts than initially expected. Gonzalez's days of providing middle-the-order production appear to be in the rear-view mirror, but the 35-year-old can still provide modest fantasy value on days where he starts for a loaded Dodger offense.

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Dominic Smith
Mets' Dominic Smith: Hits solo shot in win
Dominic Smith, 1B, NYM
3:03 AM
News: Smith went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored during Saturday's win over Miami.

The rookie is now 5-for-29 (.172 batting average) with two homers, three RBI and a .579 OPS since being promoted from the minors. Smith should continue to see regular playing time and offers admirable upside after posting a .330/.386/.519 slash line with Triple-A Las Vegas this year. However, it's still probably a little early to look his way in the majority of seasonal settings.

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Jesus Aguilar
Brewers' Jesus Aguilar: Hits go-ahead home run
Jesus Aguilar, 1B, MIL
8/19/2017
News: Aguilar hit a pinch-hit, two-run home run to give the Brewers the lead in the ninth inning Saturday.

The home run off Rockies closer Greg Holland broke a 3-3 tie. It was his third home run of August and 12th of the season. He hasn't played much lately, but Aguilar figures to be in the lineup Sunday with a lefty in Kyle Freeland due up for Colorado.

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Matt Adams
Braves' Matt Adams: Slams 18th bomb of 2017 on Saturday
Matt Adams, 1B, ATL
8/19/2017
News: Adams hit a pinch three-run homer Saturday against the Reds.

Adams hit his 18th homer in the ninth inning, but the game was already out of hand as the Braves fell to the Reds. After not leaving the yard since July 23, he's now homered in back-to-back contests, and he boasts a very strong .527 slugging percentage.

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Tommy Joseph
Phillies' Tommy Joseph: Takes seat Saturday
Tommy Joseph, 1B, PHI
8/19/2017
News: Joseph is not in the lineup Saturday against the Giants.

Joseph has struggled over his last five starts -- going just 1-for-19 (.053) with a walk -- so he'll get the day off to clear his head. Jorge Alfaro is starting at first base in his stead, batting sixth.

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Matt Carpenter
Cardinals' Matt Carpenter: Hits 16th homer of 2017 on Friday
Matt Carpenter, 1B, STL
8/18/2017
News: Carpenter went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and a walk Friday against the Pirates.

Carpenter hit his 16th homer to extend the Cardinals' lead to four runs in the second inning of a divisional win. He's been struggling for much of August, and while he owns a somewhat-passable .448 slugging percentage, his .249 batting average is a negative for fantasy managers.

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Ryan Zimmerman
Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman: Day off Friday
Ryan Zimmerman, 1B, WAS
8/18/2017
News: Zimmerman is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Padres, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

It's said to be a routine day off for the veteran following 12 consecutive starts. Zimmerman got off to a slow start to August, but he seems to be dialed back in with three homers in his last four games and five in his last eight. Adam Lind will take over at first base in Zimmerman's absence.

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Rob Segedin
Dodgers' Rob Segedin: Sent to Triple-A
Rob Segedin, 1B, LAD
8/18/2017
News: Segedin was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

Just days after being activated from the 60-day disabled list, Segedin gets sent to Triple-A so the Dodgers can make room on their roster for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. The move doesn't come as a surprise, as some were expecting him to stay at Triple-A after he was activated from the disabled list anyway.

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Anthony Rizzo
Cubs' Anthony Rizzo: Scores twice in Thursday loss
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC
8/18/2017
News: Rizzo went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Reds.

Rizzo has been on a tear over the last four games, as he's gone 9-for-17 with three doubles, two home runs and 10 RBI. He figures to continue providing outstanding fantasy value the rest of the way from the heart of a strong Cubs lineup.

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