Ehire Adrianza
Ehire Adrianza unlikely to return this season
Ehire Adrianza, 2B, SF
News: Giants infielder Ehire Adrianza is heading to the team's spring-training facility in Arizona for more rehab work, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Adrianza estimates that he's a month away from being ready for game action, which means he's unlikely to return to major-league action this season. The infielder is recovering from a hamstring injury.


Logan Watkins
Logan Watkins coming back up
Logan Watkins, 2B, CHC
News: Cubs infielder Logan Watkins is on his way back up to the majors Wednesday.

Watkins has received 10 at-bats in the majors this season. Watkins has hit .256/.327/.364 over 324 at-bats in Triple-A.


Kolten Wong
Kolten Wong absent from St. Louis lineup
Kolten Wong, 2B, STL
News: Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong has been given the afternoon off Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Daniel Descalso will man the position instead.

Wong owns a stat line of .249/.289/.388. He has seven hits in his last five games, but no RBI in nearly two weeks.


Jedd Gyorko
Jedd Gyorko back in starting lineup Tuesday
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SD
News: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Brewers.

Gyorko has been limited to pinch-hitting duties over the last few days while dealing with a hamstring injury. He owns a .199/.255/.332 line with nine home runs and 44 RBI in 292 at-bats.


Derek Dietrich
Derek Dietrich brought back from DL, optioned to Triple-A
Derek Dietrich, 2B, MIA
News: The Marlins activated infielder Derek Dietrich from the disabled list Tuesday, following his recovery from a wrist injury. Dietrich was optioned immediately to Triple-A New Orleans, though he seems like a likely candidate to be recalled when rosters expand Sept. 1.  

Daniel Murphy
Daniel Murphy sitting out Tuesday
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM
News: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Braves, as Monday's day off did not give him enough time to recover from a calf injury. Murphy left Sunday's game as a result of the injury, and is day to day at this point. 

Asdrubal Cabrera
Asdrubal Cabrera returns from one-game absence
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B, WAS
News: Nationals infielder Asdrubal Cabrera is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies, after sitting out one game with an injury to his side. He is batting second and starting at second base for Tuesday's game. 

Javier Baez
Jorge Soler has standard mixed league value
Javier Baez, 2B, CHC
News: The Cubs' callup of Jorge Soler has created instant Fantasy buzz, as he has become one of the five most-added outfielders in leagues. He now boasts a 45 percent ownership rate, and it could -- and should -- rise even higher.

After missing much of the season's first half with a hamstring injury, Soler took both Double-A and Triple-A by storm, slugging .862 at the former level and .618 at the latter. In terms of sheer power, he may fall a little short of the standard set by teammate Javier Baez, but not by much. Soler should certainly demonstrate better contact skills than Baez and hit for a much higher average, at least in the .260s.

With Baez being shortstop-eligible, it's hardly a fair comparison, but it's completely fair to compare Soler with White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia, who has been doing some nice work just across town. Garcia may not be able to sustain the power surge he has produced since returning from the disabled list, but I would have much more confidence in Soler putting up something close to the .483 slugging percentage Garcia currently owns over the rest of this season. Soler can also draw walks, so he could outdo Garcia in on-base percentage, even though I expect Garcia to post the higher batting average.

Because Garcia has more batting average upside and something of a major league track record, limited as it is, I have him ranked just ahead of Soler in both Head-to-Head and Rotisserie formats. That places Soler among the top 50 outfielders in both formats. While that clearly makes him viable in 12-team mixed Roto leagues, it leaves him as more of a borderline option in 12-team mixed Head-to-Head leagues. Maybe he doesn't make the cut for one of your three outfielder spots in those formats, but you could do worse in filling out your utility slot.


Marco Scutaro
Marco Scutaro unlikely to return this season
Marco Scutaro, 2B, SF
News: Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro is unlikely to return this season, according to CSN.

Scutaro is resting at home. Manager Bruce Bochy said it's unlikely Scutaro will play in the majors over the remainder of the season. Scutaro hit .091 in just five games this season. 


Greg Garcia
Cardinals recall Tyler Lyons, option Greg Garcia to Double-A
Greg Garcia, 2B, STL
News: The Cardinals announced a pair of roster moves prior to Monday's game against Pittsburgh, reports. The team optioned infielder Greg Garcia to Double-A Springfield, and in exchange they recalled left-hander Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis.

The move was made to add more pitching depth for St. Louis. Lyons went 0-3 with a 5.46 ERA over seven appearances (28 innings) in the majors this season.

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