Matt Adams
Braves' Matt Adams: Plates a pair with ground-rule double Monday
Matt Adams, 1B, ATL
7:48 AM
News: Adams went 1-for-4 with a two-run ground-rule double in Monday's 6-3 win over the Angels.

The veteran overcame an early 1-0 deficit with one swing of the bat, plating Dansby Swanson and Ender Inciarte with his third-inning two-bagger. Adams had been mired in a mini 0-for-8 slump over the previous two games, but he's been a positive addition overall to an Atlanta squad in need for some pop due to the extended absence of Freddie Freeman (wrist).

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Greg Bird
Yankees' Greg Bird: Set for rehab stint Thursday
Greg Bird, 1B, NYY
6:54 AM
News: Bird (ankle) is slated to begin a rehab stint Thursday at High-A Tampa, the Associated Press reports.

Bird progressed to taking at-bats in a simulated game over the weekend, and it seems like he's finally ready to return to game action. The 24-year-old has now been on the shelf for just about a month, so he'll likely face a somewhat lengthy rehab stint, making it unlikely that he'll be ready to return to the Yankees lineup until at least next week.

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Luis Valbuena
Angels' Luis Valbuena: Goes deep Monday
Luis Valbuena, 1B, LAA
3:05 AM
News: Valbuena went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a loss to the Braves on Monday.

The home run was the veteran's third in 25 games this season. He certainly has some pop in his bat, but the 31-year-old has been too much of a drag on batting average (.171) to be relied upon regularly. Valbuena will move up to the cleanup spot against righties with Mike Trout (thumb) hitting the disabled list.

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Ryan Zimmerman
Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman: Has big day in winning effort
Ryan Zimmerman, 1B, WAS
12:14 AM
News: Zimmerman went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Monday's 3-0 win over the Giants.

A healthy Zimmerman has been on a tear this season, but he hadn't homered since May 6. The long ball was his 14th of the season, and he's one off his total in 2016 in 115 games. The veteran first baseman does have a soaring .408 BABIP, though, so regression in the average department is certainly due. Selling high on the 32-year-old would be a smart strategy at this point.

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Jose Martinez
Cardinals' Jose Martinez: Hitless in return to action
Jose Martinez, 1B, STL
5/29/2017
News: Martinez (groin) went 0-for-3 in Mondays' 5-1 loss to the Dodgers, his first game after being activated from the disabled list.

Martinez was a pleasant surprise at the plate in spring training and carried over his hot bat into the regular season, slashing .313/.353/.458 before his injury. He's projected to continue seeing occasional starts in both the outfield and at first base behind Matt Carpenter, who lost his primary backup when Matt Adams was traded to the Braves while Martinez was on the shelf.

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Daniel Palka
Twins' Daniel Palka: Fractures index finger
Daniel Palka, 1B, MIN
5/29/2017
News: Palka has a fractured left index finger.

It's unclear when or how Palka sustained the injury, but it appears he will be sidelined for an extended time. A timetable for his return should become available as he progresses in his recovery.

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Mike Napoli
Rangers' Mike Napoli: Sits out with back tightness
Mike Napoli, 1B, TEX
5/29/2017
News: Napoli is not in the lineup Monday against the Rays due to back tightness, freelance sports writer Anthony Andro reports.

It's unclear when the ailment cropped up on Napoli, but he'll get the day off as Joey Gallo slides over to first base. With Adrien Beltre (calf) back from the disabled list, Napoli could start to lose some at-bats to Gallo. He should be considered day-to-day until the Rangers provide more on his status.

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Logan Morrison
Rays' Logan Morrison: On base five times in extra-inning marathon
Logan Morrison, 1B, TB
5/29/2017
News: Morrison went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and three walks in Sunday's 8-6 extra-inning victory over the Twins.

Morrison was a thorn in the side of Twins pitching all afternoon, and his 14th blast of the season -- a 430-foot shot in the 15th inning -- added an insurance run one batter after Evan Longoria snapped a 6-6 tie with his own solo shot. The 29-year-old now has nine homers in May and 14 on the season, leading to career highs in slugging (.557) and OPS (.907).

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Yuli Gurriel
Astros' Yulieski Gurriel: Not in Monday lineup
Yuli Gurriel, 1B, HOU
5/29/2017
News: Gurriel is out of the lineup Monday against the Twins.

Gurriel has started three in a row at first base and six of the last seven games overall, but will give way to Marwin Gonzalez for the afternoon showdown in Minnesota. Despite a bit of a May slump, Gurriel had a strong day at the plate Sunday, going 2-for-4 with two RBI.

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Lucas Duda
Mets' Lucas Duda: Homers again Sunday
Lucas Duda, 1B, NYM
5/29/2017
News: Duda went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

The blast was his seventh homer of the season and third in his last four games. Duda's current .978 OPS would be the highest of his career if he can maintain that pace but he's been even hotter recently, slashing .435/.519/1.000 with nine RBI in his last six games.

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