Miguel Cabrera
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: MRI reveals herniated discs
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET
9/24/2017
News: An MRI on Cabrera's back revealed two herniated discs Sunday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

Cabrera exited Saturday's game with back tightness and has now been officially diagnosed with a pair of herniated discs. According to Beck's report, Cabrera could play again this season, but it would likely be as the team's designated hitter. With the Tigers clearly out of playoff contention, it wouldn't be surprising to see them proceed cautiously with their 34-year-old first baseman.

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Jose Abreu
White Sox's Jose Abreu: Out with sore shin
Jose Abreu, 1B, CHW
9/24/2017
News: Abreu is out of Sunday's lineup due to shin soreness, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

A foul ball hit Abreu's shin during Saturday's game and he's feeling some residual soreness as a result. Manager Rick Renteria said it's possible that Abreu will sit out Monday as well to avoid further aggravating the injury. If he does end up resting Monday, Matt Davidson would be the likely candidate to fill in at first base.

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Ryder Jones
Giants' Ryder Jones: On bench Sunday
Ryder Jones, 1B, SF
9/24/2017
News: Jones is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Jones -- who is hitting just .122 during September -- will be given the day off against left-hander Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers. Pablo Sandoval takes over at third base, batting seventh.

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Carlos Santana
Indians' Carlos Santana: Not playing Sunday
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE
9/24/2017
News: Santana (shoulder) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners.

Santana received an X-ray on his shoulder, and although the results have yet to be revealed, the team downplayed the severity of the injury Saturday. Edwin Encarnacion will start at first base Sunday with Santana out.

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Jose Martinez
Cardinals' Jose Martinez: Out of lineup with thumb injury
Jose Martinez, 1B, STL
9/24/2017
News: Martinez (thumb) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates.

Martinez will be withheld from the starting lineup after suffering a sprained left thumb during Saturday's contest. A timeline for his return has not been revealed, so we'll just have to wait and see if he'll be able to return prior to the end of the regular season. Matt Carpenter will take over at first base Sunday with Jedd Gyorko drawing the start at third base.

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Eric Thames
Brewers' Eric Thames: Sits versus lefty Sunday
Eric Thames, 1B, MIL
9/24/2017
News: Thames is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs.

Thames will be given the day off following three straight starts as the Brewers close out their four-game set against left-hander Jose Quintana and the Cubs. Jesus Aguilar will draw the start at first base and bat fifth in his stead.

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Efren Navarro
Tigers' Efren Navarro: Goes deep twice Saturday
Efren Navarro, 1B, DET
9/24/2017
News: Navarro went 2-for-3 with two solo home runs in Saturday's loss to the Twins.

The 31-year-old didn't even start in this one, as he was forced into action when Miguel Cabrera left with back tightness. The Tigers have nothing to play for, so don't expect them to rush Cabrera back. Navarro could be looking at increased playing time as a result to finish out the season.

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Freddie Freeman
Braves' Freddie Freeman: Back in lineup Sunday
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL
9/24/2017
News: Freeman (illness) is starting at first base and batting third during Sunday's game against the Phillies.

Freeman missed Saturday's game with an illness but is apparently feeling better and ready to rejoin the starting lineup. He'll look to build on his .314 average, 28 home runs and 71 RBI over the final days of the season.

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Josh Bell
Pirates' Josh Bell: Out of lineup Sunday
Josh Bell, 1B, PIT
9/24/2017
News: Bell is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

Bell is hitting just .178 this month and hasn't collected a multi-hit game since Sept. 8. Manager Clint Hurdle will give the struggling 25-year-old the day off, with Jose Osuna taking over at first base and batting cleanup in his stead.

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Paul Goldschmidt
Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt: Clubs homer in Saturday loss
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI
9/24/2017
News: Goldschmidt went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk in Saturday's 12-6 loss to the Marlins.

After the Marlins tallied five runs in the top half of the third inning, Goldschmidt cut his team's deficit to one run in the bottom half of the frame with his 36th long ball of the season. That home run matched his previous career best from 2013, when he also drove in a career-high 125 runs. With 120 RBI on the season, Goldschmidt will have a good chance to establish a new personal best in that category with seven games remaining on the Diamondbacks' schedule.

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