Justin Morneau
Rockies' Justin Morneau (concussion) not on road trip
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL
12:42 PM
News: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau did not join the team for the outset of a six-game road trip as expected, the Denver Post reports.

Morneau is on the concussion disabled list, and while there's a chance he joins the team on the road later in the week, he's not ready to return from the injury just yet. He has hit .290/.317/.450 with three home runs and nine RBI in 100 at-bats.

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Lucas Duda
Mets' Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda return to lineup Monday
Lucas Duda, 1B, NYM
10:47 AM
News: Mets center fielder Juan Lagares and first baseman Lucas Duda are back in the lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies.

Lagares, who is batting second, was scratched from Sunday's lineup with soreness in his armpit and elbow. Duda, who is batting third, was held out Sunday due to hamstring tightness.

The Mets are heavy favorites (-165) at home on Monday, per VegasInsider.com.

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Chris Davis
Orioles 1B Chris Davis not in starting lineup Monday
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL
10:26 AM
News: Slumping first baseman Chris Davis is not in the Orioles' starting lineup Monday, the first time this season Davis has not started a game in which he was eligible. 

Davis did not start on Opening Day, which was the last game of the 25-game suspension he incurred last season for violating MLB's drug policy. 

Davis has been in a prolonged slump this season, and with the Astros starting tough left-hander Dallas Keuchel, it seemed as good as day as any to give Davis a day off. 

Steve Pearce gets the start at first base, while Everth Cabrera is in the lineup for the second straight day, this time at second base. 

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Joey Votto
Reds move Votto, Frazier, Bruce up in order Monday
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN
10:14 AM
News: The Reds have shifted the heart of their order up, with first baseman Joey Votto batting second, third baseman Todd Frazier batting third and right fielder Jay Bruce batting fourth on Monday against the Rockies.

The Reds have tried a multitude of options in the No. 2 spot after moving Votto out of it on April 26, but they'll go with Votto, Frazier and Bruce in the second, third and fourth positions for just the second time this season, with former cleanup hitter Brandon Phillips batting leadoff.

The Reds are favorites (-140) against the Rockies on Monday, per VegasInsider.com.

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Miguel Cabrera
Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera blasts 11th home run of the season
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET
1:22 AM
News: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 2 for 5 at the plate in Detroit's 10-8 loss to the Astros on Sunday.

Cabrera did his damage in the ninth inning when he crushed the first pitch he saw from Luke Gregerson over the left center field wall for a solo home run, his 11th of the season.

Cabrera is now hitting .344 with 32 RBI in 163 at-bats this season.

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Paul Goldschmidt
Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt blasts 12th home run of the year
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI
5/24/2015
News: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 2 for 3 at the plate in Arizona's 4-3 win over the Cubs on Sunday.

Goldschmidt did his damage in the third inning when he blasted a two-run shot off of Jason Hammel to deep center field, his 12th of the season.

"I've never seen a guy, basically it's just the flick of his wrist to hit it that far," D-backs manager Chip Hale said to MLB.com. "He's got such good mechanics with his hands to stay through the ball. When he gets on a run, yes, it's enjoyable to watch. We have to have guys behind him hit because what's gonna happen is he's not gonna get a whole lot of pitches to hit."

Goldschmidt continues to tear up pitching early in the season and is now hitting .333 with 38 RBI in 156 at-bats. 

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Jose Abreu
White Sox DH Jose Abreu crushes seventh home run of the season
Jose Abreu, 1B, CHW
5/24/2015
News: White Sox designated hitter Jose Abreu went 1 for 4 at the plate in Chicago's 8-1 win over the Twins on Sunday.

Abreu did his damage in the fourth inning when he belted a solo home run off of Kyle Gibson, his seventh of the season. Abreu is now hitting .288 with 23 RBI in 156 at-bats this year.

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Edwin Encarnacion
Blue Jays DH Edwin Encarnacion goes deep again in victory
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR
5/24/2015
News: Designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion continued his torrid May, blasting a home run into the second deck Sunday as the Blue Jays rolled to an 8-2 victory over the Mariners. 

Encarnacion's fifth-inning shot gave Toronto a 4-1 advantage. The slugger has eight of his 12 home runs in May, including three in his last four games, to move into third place in the American League in homers.

His 32 RBIs are tied for fourth in the AL, and he has driven in at least one run in six of his last 10 contests. 

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Mike Napoli
Red Sox's Mike Napoli homers, drives in four runs vs. Angels
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOS
5/24/2015
News: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli went 2 for 3 with a walk, a home run and four RBI in his team's 6-1 win over the Angels on Sunday.

Napoli demolished Angels pitching during the series, going 5 for 9 with four home runs and eight RBI in his last three games. Sunday's damage came on a two-run home run in the second inning to put the Red Sox on the board and a two-run double in the eighth.

"I've been there before and I've been in slumps in my career," Napoli said to WEEI.com. "I know I am just swing, one at-bat away from feeling good. I kept grinding. I wasn't going to give up. I knew I was struggling, but I kept at it and worked with Chili [Davis]. Got some good info from [Dustin Pedroia] and things have been going good since then."

Napoli has hit .203/.304/.420 with eight home runs and 21 RBI in 138 at-bats.

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Yonder Alonso
Padres' Alonso expected to begin rehab assignment Wednesday
Yonder Alonso, 1B, SD
5/24/2015
News: Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso (shoulder) will hit on the field on Monday and likely begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

Out since May 7, Alonso has been hitting in the batting cages this weekend.

"I was able to go through my routine, I was able to hit some balls off the tee and hit some balls off front toss. Day by day, I'm increasing my load," Alonso said. "I'm feeling good, responded well to [Friday's] work."

Manager Bud Black said that the first baseman would likely start his rehab assignment at high Class A Lake Elsinore on Wednesday or possibly Thursday.

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