Miguel Cabrera
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Hopes to miss minimal time
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET
4/22/2017
News: Cabrera (groin) is expected to return from the disabled list as soon as he's eligible, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

Prior to being diagnosed with a Grade 1 or Grade 2 groin strain, Cabrera had been battling a back injury through the early stage of the season. However, despite Cabrera's rough start, the Tigers are optimistic that 10 days of rest will be enough for him to recover. Until he's ready to come off the DL, John Hicks should see the bulk of the time at first base.

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Justin Bour
Marlins' Justin Bour: Out of Saturday's lineup
Justin Bour, 1B, MIA
4/22/2017
News: Bour is out of Saturday's lineup against the Padres.

He is hitting .175/.273/.316 with two home runs and a 25.8 percent strikeout rate through 57 at-bats. Derek Dietrich will start at first base and hit seventh.

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Adrian Gonzalez
Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez: Out of Saturday's lineup
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LAD
4/22/2017
News: Gonzalez is out of Saturday's lineup against the Diamondbacks, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

He has been notoriously bad against lefties in recent seasons, and will therefore sit with southpaw Robbie Ray on the hill for Arizona. Scott Van Slyke will start at first base and hit cleanup.

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Joey Votto
Reds' Joey Votto: Crushes sixth homer of season
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN
4/22/2017
News: Votto went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer, two runs and five RBI in Saturday's loss to the Cubs

Votto launched his sixth homer of the season off Jake Arrieta, but despite a big day at the plate, he wasn't able to lead his team to a victory. Although he's hitting just .239 in April, his fantasy owners will certainly be happy with his homer total, and there's little worry that the lefty will let down fantasy owners by the time the season ends.

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Anthony Rizzo
Cubs' Anthony Rizzo: Blasts three-run shot
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC
4/22/2017
News: Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a double, a three-run homer, a walk and three runs in Saturday's victory over the Reds.

Rizzo's third homer of the season was a three-run shot to give the Cubs a first-inning lead of a game they'd win easily. He's now homered and back-to-back contests, and it's very possible that he might be ready to go on an extended power surge, which is exactly what fantasy owners were looking for when spending a high draft pick on him.

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Brandon Belt
Giants' Brandon Belt: Crushes fourth home run of season
Brandon Belt, 1B, SF
4/22/2017
News: Belt went 2-for-4 with a walk and his fourth home run of the season in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Rockies.

The veteran first baseman extended his hit streak to six games with a bang Friday. He is batting just .238 through the first few weeks of the season, but his .351 on-base percentage is right where owners would expect it to be. Belt's ability to get on base coupled with his new spot batting second in the order has led to an early influx of runs (10) to compliment his modest power.

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Yonder Alonso
Athletics' Yonder Alonso: Not in lineup Saturday
Yonder Alonso, 1B, OAK
4/22/2017
News: Alonso is not in the lineup Saturday against the Mariners, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

After starting five of the last six games, Alonso will head to the bench Saturday, as the A's go with Ryon Healy at first base. Alonso registered two hits, including a solo homer, in Friday's win over Seattle, and he's now hitting .295 with 10 RBI on the young season.

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Jose Osuna
Pirates' Jose Osuna: Gets first knock Friday
Jose Osuna, 1B, PIT
4/22/2017
News: Osuna collected his first major-league hit -- a triple -- Friday against the Yankees.

He celebrated his first start in the majors with a line drive that lodged itself under the padding on the fence. The 6-foot-3, 240-pounder nearly collided with center fielder Andrew McCutchen while chasing a flyball, but the natural first baseman's best chance of playing time is in right field. He's not in the starting lineup Saturday, but is available off the bench.

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John Jaso
Pirates' John Jaso: Will make second start in right field Saturday
John Jaso, 1B, PIT
4/22/2017
News: Jaso will bat sixth and start in right field Saturday against the Yankees.

He picked up his first two hits of the season Wednesday while starting in right field in St. Louis. Jaso is the only Pirates player to have faced New York starter, Michael Pineda, going 2-for-2 against the righthander. He's played complete games in only two of Pittsburgh's first 16 games but could see more playing time in the wake of Starling Marte's 80-game suspension.

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Joe Mauer
Twins' Joe Mauer: Out of Saturday's lineup
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN
4/22/2017
News: Mauer is out of Saturday's lineup against the Tigers, the Star Tribune's LaVelle Neal reports.

He is hitting .207/.258/.224 with a 4:4 K:BB over 58 at-bats this season. Miguel Sano draws the start at first base and will hit third.

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