Ben Zobrist
Cubs' Ben Zobrist: Notches three hits, two runs
Ben Zobrist, 2B, CHC
9/25/2016
News: Zobrist went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Cardinals.

Zobrist led both sides with a trio of hits, including his 30th double of the season. He also scored a pair of runs, including what proved to be the game-winning run in the sixth inning. The 35-year-old has tailed off following a strong first half, but he's still batting a solid .272/.385/.431 with 15 homers, 72 RBI and 90 runs.

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Kolten Wong
Cardinals' Kolten Wong: On bench for second straight day
Kolten Wong, 2B, STL
9/25/2016
News: Wong is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs.

Wong has seen his starting opportunities pick up since the start of September, but after going just 4-for-30 (.133 average) over his last 11 appearances, he'll hit the bench for the second day in a row. Matt Carpenter will move over from first base to cover the keystone.

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Joe Panik
Giants' Joe Panik: Sitting out Sunday against lefty
Joe Panik, 2B, SF
9/25/2016
News: Panik is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres.

Panik is hitting just .236 against left-handed pitching, so he'll sit out Sunday against San Diego's Clayton Richard. Kelby Tomlinson will head out to second base and hit second in Panik's absence.

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Chase Utley
Dodgers' Chase Utley: Out Sunday versus lefty
Chase Utley, 2B, LAD
9/25/2016
News: Utley is out of the lineup for Sunday's contest against Colorado.

Utley owns a weak .165 batting average against lefties, so he'll sit out of Sunday's game. With Utley out, Charlie Culberson will take over at second base and bat eighth.

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Scooter Gennett
Brewers' Scooter Gennett: Sitting Sunday against Cincinnati
Scooter Gennett, 2B, MIL
9/25/2016
News: Gennett is not in the lineup Sunday against the Reds.

Gennett has started four straight games for Milwaukee and gone 3-for-15 in that time. Jonathan Villar will move over to second base while Gennett gets Sunday afternoon off.

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Daniel Murphy
Nationals' Daniel Murphy: Remains out Sunday
Daniel Murphy, 2B, WAS
9/25/2016
News: Murphy (leg) is out of Sunday's lineup against the Pirates, Dan Kolko of the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network reports.

Murphy's absence from the lineup comes as no surprise, as it was announced that he'd be temporarily shut down to deal with a mild glute strain. However, now that the Nationals have clinched the NL East, it's possible that they'll be even more patient before having Murphy return to action. He'll be replaced by Wilmer Difo at second base Sunday afternoon.

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Ryan Schimpf
Padres' Ryan Schimpf: Out of Saturday's lineup
Ryan Schimpf, 2B, SD
9/24/2016
News: Schimpf is out of the lineup Saturday against the Giants.

Carlos Asuaje will get the start at the keystone Saturday, and could continue to get a fair share of the starts over the season's final nine days as the Padres look to evaluate all of their young players on the active roster.

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Chris Taylor
Dodgers' Chris Taylor: Recalled from Triple-A
Chris Taylor, 2B, LAD
9/23/2016
News: Taylor was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday, MLB.com's Jack Baer reports.

He will undoubtedly struggle to see playing time over the final 10 days of the regular season, but since he is on the 40-man roster and the minor league season is over, it made sense to bring him up. Taylor hit .322/.397/.474 with three home runs and 17 steals in 78 games between the Mariners and Dodgers Triple-A affiliates this season.

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Derek Dietrich
Marlins' Derek Dietrich: Pinch-hit homer in Wednesday loss
Derek Dietrich, 2B, MIA
9/22/2016
News: Dietrich smacked a pinch-hit, two-run home run in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals.

The long ball was just the sixth of the year for Dietrich over 334 at-bats after he mashed 10 home runs in just 250 at-bats in 2015. He's apparently traded in some power for on-base skill, however, while posting a .287 average and .377 OBP on the year, both of which would represent career bests. He's put together a strong September despite being relegated to a part-time role, hitting in each of his last six games. He'll continue to get at-bats in a utility role while providing a solid left-handed bat of the bench during the season's final weeks.

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Cesar Hernandez
Phillies' Cesar Hernandez: May lose green light
Cesar Hernandez, 2B, PHI
9/22/2016
News: Manager Pete Mackanin said Hernandez may lose the permanent green light he has had when on base this season, Ryan Lawrence of the Philly Voice reports.

Hernandez is just 17-for-30 in stolen base attempts this season. The only player to be caught stealing more than Hernandez is Jonathan Villar of the Brewers. Mackanin said Hernandez has good speed, but gets poor jumps. The Phillies will certainly have him work on this issue during the offseason.

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