Jose Peraza
Reds' Jose Peraza: Knocks four hits and steals bag against Angels
Jose Peraza, 2B, CIN
12:18 AM
News: Peraza went 4-for-4 and stole a base in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.

Peraza has been on absolute fire since his return from the minor leagues August 20. Tuesday marks his sixth multi-hit game in 10 chances, a span in which he's now hitting a cool .500 with four extra-base hits and three stolen bases. Obviously he'll cool off, and it's not a great sign that he hasn't drawn a walk yet, but it's impossible to argue with his results over the past week and change.

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Gift Ngoepe
Pirates' Gift Ngoepe: Suspended following assault charge
Gift Ngoepe, 2B, PIT
8/30/2016
News: Ngoepe has been suspended by the Pirates following his arrest early Sunday after an altercation outside a Toledo bar.

Ngoepe was suspended seven days and will miss the remainder of the Triple-A season. He was drinking with two other minor league players -- Dovydas Neverauskas from the Pirates system and Warwick Saupold from the Tigers system -- when a disagreement with another man escalated into a large fight. Ngoepe was charged with assault and two counts of resisting arrest. Pirates general manager Neal Huntington was quick to condemn his players' actions, saying the team is "extremely disappointed" in the actions of its players. Ngoepe is scheduled to appear in court on September 13.

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Neil Walker
Mets' Neil Walker: To receive second opinion Wednesday
Neil Walker, 2B, NYM
8/30/2016
News: Walker (back) will receive a second opinion on Wednesday, the New York Post's Mike Puma reports.

He has been dealing with a tingling sensation in his lower back, and right now the plan is for Walker to try to play through the injury. However, the results of Wednesday's second opinion could alter that plan, so stay tuned. Wilmer Flores remains an option to fill in at the keystone if Walker has to miss further time.

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Chase Utley
Dodgers' Chase Utley: Not in Tuesday's lineup
Chase Utley, 2B, LAD
8/30/2016
News: Utley is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rockies.

Utley is hitting just .176 against lefties this season, so it should come as little surprise that he will be held out Tuesday against southpaw Tyler Anderson. Howie Kendrick will man the keystone in Utley's place, and Enrique Hernandez will replace him atop the order.

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Ben Zobrist
Cubs' Ben Zobrist: Gets day off Tuesday
Ben Zobrist, 2B, CHC
8/30/2016
News: Zobrist is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pirates.

Javy Baez will get the start at second base Tuesday while Zobrist gets a rare day off. Zobrist has had a solid month of August, slashing .273/.369/.409 with 14 walks against 15 strikeouts. He figures to rejoin the lineup Wednesday.

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DJ LeMahieu
Rockies' DJ LeMahieu: Drives in three Monday
DJ LeMahieu, 2B, COL
8/30/2016
News: LeMahieu went 2-for-5 with a double, a run and three RBI against the Dodgers on Monday.

LeMahieu has put up two multi-hit games in three tries since returning from a minor wrist injury, pushing his average up to .344 along the way. He's hitting an even .400 at home, so owners should be licking their chops with the Rockies at Coors Field for their next eight games.

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Kolten Wong
Cardinals' Kolten Wong: Homers, steals a base in win over Brewers
Kolten Wong, 2B, STL
8/30/2016
News: Wong homered, stole a base, and drove in two runs in a 2-for-4 game in Monday's win over Milwaukee.

Wong made a statement in his first start since August 19. The Cardinals were resting Greg Garcia on Monday, and considering Garcia's .256/.375/.359 line still outclasses Wong's .240/.325/.333 marks, Wong will likely remain primarily in a bench role. Still, a performance like this will at least make the Cardinals more comfortable using him to spot infielders like Jedd Gyorko and Jhonny Peralta down the stretch.

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Joe Panik
Giants' Joe Panik: Clubs a pair of homers in win Sunday
Joe Panik, 2B, SF
8/29/2016
News: Panik went 3-for-4 with a pair of homers and four RBI in Sunday's win over Atlanta.

It is safe to say Panik has found his power stroke after abusing Braves pitcher Aaron Blair to the tune of two home runs. He was struggling after returning from a concussion July 28, but ever since his three-hit game on Aug. 13 Panik is slashing .340/.448/.681 in 58 plate appearances. His overall numbers still aren't where they were during his rookie and sophomore campaigns, so there is a chance he is still available. Now is the time to pick Panik up if you need middle infield help.

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Trea Turner
Nationals' Trea Turner: Continues to rake Sunday
Trea Turner, 2B, WAS
8/29/2016
News: Turner went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

The homer was his fifth in 177 big league at-bats this season after hitting just nine in 519 at-bats over the last two years at Triple-A. Turner's .345 batting average and 17 steals in 20 attempts are the main drivers of his fantasy value, but if he can supply double-digit home run potential as well he'll head into 2017 as one of the top options on the board at shortstop.

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Ryan Schimpf
Padres' Ryan Schimpf: Two hits in Sunday's win
Ryan Schimpf, 2B, SD
8/29/2016
News: Schimpf went 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and an RBI in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

His glove was just as important as his bat in this one, as Schimpf was involved in four of the Padres' club-record six double plays during the game. The 28-year-old second baseman is on a tear at the plate though, hitting .636 (7-for-11) over his last four games with four RBI, five runs scored and an eye-popping 1.636 SLG thanks to five extra-base hits (a double, two triples and two home runs).

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