Miguel Cabrera
Miguel Cabrera exits game after trying to leg out a hit
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET
News: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera left Saturday's game against the White Sox early after apparently re-aggravating an ankle injury.

Cabrera suffered an injury while trying to leg out a hit in the fourth inning of Game 2 of a doubleheader and was replaced by Nick Castellanos. Cabrera finished 0 for 3 with an RBI groundout. He is hitting .299/.363/.486 with 17 homers and 91 RBI over 508 at-bats.

Brandon Belt
Brandon Belt still 10 days away from baseball-related activities
Brandon Belt, 1B, SF
News: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is still approximately 10 days away from resuming baseball-related activities, according to the San Francisco Chronicle on Saturday. Belt has been sidelined since Aug. 6 because of a concussion. He remains without a timetable moving forward.

Efren Navarro
Efren Navarro sent to Triple-A
Efren Navarro, 1B, LAA
News: The Angels optioned infielder Efren Navarro to Triple-A Salt Lake Saturday, in order to clear up a spot on the roster.

Navarro is hitting .254/.318/.356 in 118 at-bats in the majors this season, and will likely be back when rosters expand next week. 


Mike Carp
Rangers DFA Mike Carp
Mike Carp, 1B, TEX
News: The Rangers designated first baseman Mike Carp for assignment Saturday, ending his time with the team.

Carp hit just .125/.217/.125 in 40 at-bats for the Rangers, while spending less than a month with the team. He has yet to hit a home run in 59 games this season. 


Anthony Rizzo
Anthony Rizzo to sit out Cardinals series
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC
News: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo told reporters he does not expect to play at all in the team's current series against the Cardinals, as he tries to overcome ongoing back issues.

Rizzo has not played since injuring his back Tuesday, and will hope to take a few more days off to help it heal. The Cubs' next series begins Monday against the Brewers, and he will be looking to return to action then.  


Chris Davis
Chris Davis drives in four in win
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL
News: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has found his power stroke recently, as he slugged his third home run in five games in a 9-1 win over the Twins Friday.

Weber broke the game open with his fourth inning home run, a grand slam that put the Orioles up fro good. He finished the game 1 for 3 with a walk, two runs scored and four driven in.

Davis' batting average continues to tumble, as he has just three hits over his last five games, but all have gone over the fence, helping his cause. He now has 24 home runs and 67 RBI in 407 at-bats on the season. 


Jose Abreu
Jose Abreu serving as DH due to leg soreness
Jose Abreu, 1B, CHW
News: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is staying off his feet for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, as he is in the lineup as the designated hitter to start the day. Abreu is dealing with some leg soreness, but it is not expected to keep him out of the lineup at any point. 

Eric Hosmer
Eric Hosmer to begin rehab stint Saturday
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC
News: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer will begin a minor-league rehab assignment on Saturday with Triple-A Omaha, MLB.com reports. Hosmer has been sidelined since July 31 with a hand issue. 

Adrian Gonzalez
Adrian Gonzalez returns to action Friday
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LAD
News: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has returned to action Friday.

Gonzalez missed Wednesday's game due to a back injury. He was able to return Friday, and will assume his normal third spot in the batting order. Gonzalez is hitting .275/.334/.460 in 480 at-bats.


Joey Votto
Joey Votto's quad responds poorly to increased activity
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN
News: Reds first baseman Joey Votto will have his rehab slowed, the team announced Friday, as his injured quad did not respond as well as hoped to an increase in activity Wednesday.

Votto, who has been out since July 8, took groundballs Wednesday, but appears to have suffered some sort of setback. He was able to take dry swings Thursday, but is not scheduled to travel with the team moving forward.

"There was still some fairly significant discomfort when he got lateral side-to-side so we had back off with that and stay with some strengthening and whatever the physical therapy protocols are," manager Bryan Price told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "We hope when we get back there are some marked improvement."

At this point, Votto is still expected to return by season's end, but there is no specific timetable for his expected return. 


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