Nick Swisher
Nick Swisher goes deep in victory
Nick Swisher, 1B, CLE
10:45 AM
News: Indians outfielder Nick Swisher extended his modest hitting streak to seven games Friday, in a 7-4 win over the White Sox.

Swisher hit his third home run in five games as well Friday, as clubbed a two-run home run in the fifth inning to win the game. He finished the game 2 for 4 with two runs scored and two drive in during the win.

Swisher is hitting .310 with three home runs and seven RBI during his seven-game hitting streak, raising his average to .207.  


Lucas Duda
Lucas Duda continues hot hitting with homer
Lucas Duda, 1B, NYM
10:21 AM
News: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda continued his season turnaround Friday, as he went deep in a 7-1 win over the Marlins.

The Mets jumped on the Marlins early in the game, and Duda was a big part of that. He slugged a two-run home run in the third inning to put the Mets up 4-0, with his only hit of the game. He was 1 for 4 with one run scored and two driven in.

Duda is now hitting .300/.432/.600 with two home runs and seven RBI in 10 games during the month of July. 


Tommy Medica
Tommy Medica to miss multiple games, but may avoid DL
Tommy Medica, 1B, SD
News: Padres infielder Tommy Medica is not available Friday against the Dodgers, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Medica will likely also be held out the rest of the weekend. With the All-Star break approaching, there's a chance Medica will avoid being placed on the disabled list. He's dealing with a right groin injury. 


Dan Johnson
Dan Johnson to get the call for Blue Jays
Dan Johnson, 1B, TOR
News: The Jays will select the contract of infielder Dan Johnson from Triple-A Buffalo prior to Friday's game against the Rays, according to

Johnson signed a minor-league contract with the Jays in the offseason, and was hitting .248/.402/.471 in 94 games at Buffalo. Adam Lind is expected to be placed on the disabled list with a foot injury in order to make room. 


Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana hits homer No. 14
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE
News: Indians catcher Carlos Santana had just one hit Thursday, but he made it count in a 9-3 win over the Yankees.

Santana went 1 for 5 with a two-run home run in the win, while striking out twice. It was his second home run of the month of July and 14th of the season.

Santana is hitting .208/.349/.391 in 81 games. 


Miguel Cabrera
Miguel Cabrera drives in three after day off
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET
News: Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera came back from his first off-day of the season reinvigorated Thursday, as he reached base four times in a 16-4 win over the Royals.

Cabrera went 2 for 3 in the game, and he drove in three runs in the first four innings as the Tigers ran up the score. He also walked twice and scored once in the big win.

Cabrera got off to a slow start -- by his standards -- but is back to seventh in the American League with a .926 OPS. He is batting .315/.376/.550 while ranking second in the AL with 73 RBI in 87 games. 


Joe Mauer
Joe Mauer remains without timetable for return
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN
News: Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony confirmed that first baseman Joe Mauer will not be able to return immediately after the All-Star break, reports.

Mauer has showed some slight improvement in his recovery from an oblique injury, but remains without a timetable for return.

"They're optimistic about his recovery," Antony said. "Things are going well. They're still trying to work on getting the soreness out of there. Until he does that he can't really get back to the things he needs to. So right now, there is no timetable."

Clint Robinson
Clint Robinson designated for assignment Thursday
Clint Robinson, 1B, LAD
News: Dodgers infielder Clint Robinson has been designated for assignment Thursday.

The club needed to make space on the roster for Carl Crawford, and decided to get rid of Robinson. Robinson had a .333 average over nine at-bats in the majors this season. 


Justin Morneau
Justin Morneau to take part in the Home Run Derby
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL
News: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau will take part in the Home Run Derby.

Morneau was a finalist in the Final Vote, but lost out to Anthony Rizzo. Despite that, Morneau was asked to take part in the Derby. While Morneau could still find his way onto the All-Star roster as an injury replacement, he doesn't have to be on the team to take part in the Derby. Yoenis Cespedes won last season despite not being on the All-Star team.

Morneau won the Derby back in 2008. He's hitting .313/.346/.509 over 320 at-bats. He's hit 13 home runs. 


Ryan Howard
Ryan Howard clubs number 15
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI
News: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard belted his 15th home run Thursday against the Brewers.

Howard waited until the ninth inning to unleash his power. With one man on, Howard belted an 88 mph fastball out to center for the two-run shot. Howard previously clubbed a double earlier in the game. He finished 2 for 5, with two runs scored and three RBI. 


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