Lucas Duda
Lucas Duda slugs 15th home run Tuesday vs. Mariners
Lucas Duda, 1B, NYM
1:34 AM
News: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 3-1 victory over the Mariners Tuesday.

Duda gave his team an insurance run with his eighth-inning blast, and he now owns a modest six-game hitting streak. The first baseman has hit .261/.357/.485 with 15 home runs and 50 RBI in 299 at-bats.

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Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana homers in four-hit night Tuesday
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE
7/22/2014
News: Indians first baseman Carlos Santana went 4 for 5 with two doubles, one home run and two RBI in his team's 8-2 win over the Twins Tuesday.

Santana smacked a solo home run in the fifth inning and drove in the final run of the game with a ninth-inning double. He was just 3 for 18 since the All-Star break before exploding Tuesday. Santana has hit .214/.353/.401 with 15 home runs and 42 RBI in 322 at-bats.

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Eric Hosmer
Royals to hold Eric Hosmer out Wednesday
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC
7/22/2014
News: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer will be held out of Wednesday's series finale against the White Sox, MLB.com reports.

"It's definitely better," manager Ned Yost said before Tuesday's game. "He wanted to try to push it today, but he still has some weakness in his hand."

Hosmer has an active 16-game hitting streak, but the team is looking to rest him for a few days in hopes that the hand injury doesn't linger. He has hit .272/.319/.385 with six home runs and 44 RBI in 397 at-bats.

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Brandon Belt
Brandon Belt days away from baseball activity
Brandon Belt, 1B, SF
7/22/2014
News: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is still days away from baseball activity, according to MLB.com.

Belt is dealing with a concussion. He's said to be "making progress," but will still need time before he's ready to return to action. Belt was placed on the disabled list July 20. 

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Jesus Guzman
Jesus Guzman back in lineup Tuesday
Jesus Guzman, 1B, HOU
7/22/2014
News: Astros first baseman Jesus Guzman is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the A's.

Guzman was held out of action Sunday with mild back pain. He has hit just .209/.284/.284 with two home runs and seven RBI in 134 at-bats.

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Yonder Alonso
Yonder Alonso could return later this week
Yonder Alonso, 1B, SD
7/22/2014
News: Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso could return later this week, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune

Alonso has been rehabbing from a hamstring injury. He moved his rehab assignment to Triple-A Monday, and is getting closer to a return. There's a chance he'll join the team later this week in Atlanta. Alonso hit .210/.250/.341 over 229 at-bats prior to the injury.

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Joe Mauer
Joe Mauer still limited while swinging
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN
7/22/2014
News: Twins catcher Joe Mauer told the St. Paul Pioneer Press Tuesday he is encouraged by how his oblique injury has responded to fielding work, but still has some work to do before he is in game shape.

Mauer has been taking dry swings while working out before games, but has yet to even try to swing at half speed. He has been out since July 1 as a result of this injury, and remains without a concrete timetable until he can swing at full speed.  

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Jose Abreu
Jose Abreu gets night off with sore back
Jose Abreu, 1B, CHW
7/22/2014
News: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is getting the day off Tuesday against the Royals, due to minor soreness in his back, manager Robin Ventura told reporters.

Abreu is available to pinch-hit off the bench Tuesday, and is expected back in the lineup in time for Wednesday's game. This is the first game Abreu has missed since he returned from the disabled list in early June.  

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John Mayberry
Wrist injury lands John Mayberry on DL
John Mayberry, 1B, PHI
7/22/2014
News: The Phillies announced Tuesday outfielder John Mayberry was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to left wrist inflammation. Mayberry is batting just .111 (4 for 36) in his last 15 games, but he did have a home run Sunday at Atlanta.
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Justin Smoak
Justin Smoak sent back to Triple-A
Justin Smoak, 1B, SEA
7/22/2014
News: The Mariners optioned first baseman Justin Smoak to Triple-A Tacoma Tuesday, in order to free up a spot on the active roster.

Smoak went 4 for 20 during his 11-day run with the Mariners since he was recalled. 

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