Derek Dietrich
Marlins' Derek Dietrich: Reaches base four times in Sunday's win
Derek Dietrich, 2B, MIA
7:26 PM
News: Dietrich went 2-for-2 with a double, two HBPs, a run scored and an RBI in Sunday's win over the Cubs.

Anyone with Dietrich shares in an OBP league surely appreciates his willingness to do what it takes to get to first base, as his 13 HBPs now ranks him second in the majors and helps fuel his .388 OBP on the year.

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DJ LeMahieu
Rockies' DJ LeMahieu: Exits Sunday's game with knee contusion
DJ LeMahieu, 2B, COL
6:18 PM
News: LeMahieu was removed from Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks due to a left knee contusion, MLB.com reports.

LeMahieu suffered the injury while trying to field a ground ball in the sixth inning, and after a visit from team trainers, Daniel Descalsco replaced him at second base. The Rockies will likely turn to either Descalsco or Christian Adames if LeMahieu is unavailable for Monday's game against Toronto.

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Kolten Wong
Cardinals' Kolten Wong: Not starting Sunday
Kolten Wong, 2B, STL
1:02 PM
News: Wong is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

Wong has started four of the last five games for the Cardinals, making a resurgence by switching from second base to the outfield. He'll take a seat Sunday, however, as lefty James Paxton will toe the rubber for Seattle, presenting Wong with a matchup problem -- the 25-year-old has just a .602 career OPS against southpaws.

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Joe Panik
Giants' Joe Panik: Gets the day off Sunday
Joe Panik, 2B, SF
12:12 PM
News: Panik is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.

Panik will get just his second day off of the month, as he's made 15 straight starts for the Giants. In his stead, Ramiro Pena will get the nod at second base, batting seventh in the order.

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Andres Blanco
Phillies' Andres Blanco: Not in Sunday's lineup
Andres Blanco, 2B, PHI
12:02 PM
News: Blanco is out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.

Blanco drew the start Saturday against lefty Madison Bumgarner, going 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the victory. He'll get rewarded with a day off, giving way to Cesar Hernandez at second base.

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Jace Peterson
Braves' Jace Peterson: Settles into leadoff role
Jace Peterson, 2B, ATL
11:52 AM
News: Peterson will start at second base and serve as the Braves' leadoff hitter for the sixth straight game Sunday against the Mets.

After getting demoted to Triple-A Gwinnett following a poor start to his season, Peterson returned to the big leagues earlier this month and has been able to reclaim his regular starting role. He's also helped his cause to remain atop the lineup by recording one hit in each of his last six games, but he's had a multi-hit effort in only one of those contests. Still, with Mallex Smith (hand) on the DL, Peterson should give the Braves an element of contact-hitting and speed in the leadoff spot, though don't look for him to produce many helpful counting stats.

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Ben Zobrist
Cubs' Ben Zobrist: Returns to action Sunday
Ben Zobrist, 2B, CHC
9:22 AM
News: Zobrist (ankle) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

Zobrist was pulled out of Friday's contest after being hit by a pitch, and the ailment ended up holding him out of action Saturday as well. Fortunately, X-rays revealed that it was just an ankle bruise, so the veteran utility man will return to the lineup Sunday afternoon. Zobrist will get the starting nod at second base, and bat leadoff in the order for the seventh time this season.

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Kelly Johnson
Mets' Kelly Johnson: Smashes pinch-hit homer Saturday
Kelly Johnson, 2B, NYM
6/25/2016
News: Johnson went 1-for-1 with a solo homer Saturday at the Braves.

Johnson appeared as a pinch hitter in the 11th inning of a scoreless game, and his third homer of the year won the game for the Mets. Since being acquired from the Braves earlier this month, he's hit two homers in 12 games played.

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Cesar Hernandez
Phillies' Cesar Hernandez: Out of lineup Saturday
Cesar Hernandez, 2B, PHI
6/25/2016
News: Hernandez is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Giants, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

The 26-year-old turned in a four-hit game earlier this week but has struggled throughout the season and his opportunities have dwindled as a result. Saturday's absence marks his fifth in the team's last eight games. Hernandez's walk rate is down 2.5 percent from last year, resulting in a 37-point drop in on-base percentage.

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Chase Utley
Dodgers' Chase Utley: Out of lineup Saturday
Chase Utley, 2B, LAD
6/25/2016
News: Utley is out of the lineup for Saturday's contest with Pittsburgh.

Utley will get a day of rest as he had started five consecutive games coming into Saturday. Enrique Hernandez will get the start at second base and bat leadoff in place of him. Utley is in the midst of a six-game hit streak and is slashing .293/.341/.390 over his last ten games.

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