Adrian Gonzalez
Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez: Returns to lineup Tuesday
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LAD
4:06 PM
News: Gonzalez (rest) is back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Milwaukee.

The slumping veteran received the last two days off after batting an uncharacteristic .183 through his first 22 games of June. He will return to the lineup Tuesday and bat cleanup against Milwaukee righty Chase Anderson.

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Matt Adams
Cardinals' Matt Adams: Will start at first and bat fifth on Tuesday
Matt Adams, 1B, STL
3:42 PM
News: Adams (back) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Royals, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports.

Adams missed four straight games due to a back issue. On Tuesday he'll start in his regular position at first and bat fifth against righty-starter Yordano Ventura.

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Lucas Duda
Mets' Lucas Duda: Two weeks away from baseball activities
Lucas Duda, 1B, NYM
3:36 PM
News: Duda (back) remains roughly two weeks away from returning to baseball activities, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

Duda continues to work back slowly from a stress fracture in his back, which initially landed him on the DL back in May. Given Tuesday's news, Duda appears on pace for a return sometime in the latter half of July following the All-Star break.

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Mitch Moreland
Rangers' Mitch Moreland: Not in Tuesday's lineup
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX
3:20 PM
News: Moreland isn't in the lineup for Tuesday's game with the Yankees.

Moreland will sit in favor of switch-hitter Jurickson Profar starting at first and facing southpaw starter CC Sabathia. Profar will bat eighth while Moreland gets a rest day.

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Jake Elmore
Brewers' Jake Elmore: Gets called up
Jake Elmore, 1B, MIL
1:30 PM
News: Elmore's contract was selected from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday.

Elmore will make his fifth trip back to the majors now -- each with a different team -- as Alex Presley gets designated for assignment. The 29-year-old has been an on-base machine this season with Milwaukee's Triple-A affiliate, posting a .320 BA and .428 OBP through 57 games. His production in the minors has yet to translate against better competition, however, as he sports a career .215 average in the majors. The first basemen now has another opportunity to prove that he can compete at the highest level.

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Logan Morrison
Rays' Logan Morrison: Extends hitting streak to six games Monday
Logan Morrison, 1B, TB
11:30 AM
News: Morrison is hitting .400 (10-for-25) over his six-game hitting streak after a 2-for-5 performance in Monday's 13-7 victory over the Red Sox that included two RBI and a run.

The veteran had seemingly turned his season around during May, when he'd slashed .345/.455/.486 after a dismal April. However, Morrison had seen a 36-point drop in his average between June 5 and June 21, but has bounced back nicely during his recent hot stretch. After hitting his first three homers of the season during May, the 28-year-old has continued his power surge in June by posting five round-trippers.

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Dan Vogelbach
Cubs' Dan Vogelbach: Homers for third straight day
Dan Vogelbach, 1B, CHC
9:52 AM
News: Vogelbach went 5-for-7 with a home run and four RBI in a doubleheader for Triple-A Iowa on Monday.

Vogelbach homered for the third straight day and continued his terrific month. He's slashing .321/.429/.679 with seven home runs in 81 at-bats in June. While there isn't a spot for him on the Cubs as long as Anthony Rizzo is playing every day, his bat appears to be ready.

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A.J. Reed
Astros' A.J. Reed: Remains hitless Monday
A.J. Reed, 1B, HOU
9:52 AM
News: Reed went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts during Monday's 4-2 win over the Angels.

After a decent big league debut Saturday, Reed has gone 0-for-8 with six strikeouts over his last two games for the Astros. He remains hitless over his first 13 big league plate appearances, albeit with two walks and two runs scored.

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Mark Teixeira
Yankees' Mark Teixeira: Homers second straight day
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY
6:38 AM
News: Teixeira went 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

Teixeira has now homered twice in his last eight at-bats after hitting just three in his first 170 of the season. The veteran first baseman was having a rough go of it before a knee injury sidelined him for most of June. Teixeira hit .295 after the All-Star break a season ago, which could forecast a better second half for the first baseman.

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Joey Votto
Reds' Joey Votto: Launches two homers in loss
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN
6/27/2016
News: Votto went 2-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and three runs scored in Monday's loss to the Cubs.

Votto had been hitting just .213 before June began. Since June 1 that average has steadily grown to .248. The first baseman now has 13 home runs, 39 RBI and 43 runs scored for the season. A career .307 hitter, Votto should be closer to the hitter he is in June than the one he was earlier this season the rest of the way in 2016.

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