Ramiro Pena
Giants' Ramiro Pena: Designated for assignment
Ramiro Pena, 2B, SF
1:52 PM
News: Pena was designated for assignment by the Giants on Saturday, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Manager Bruce Bochy was forced to lean on Pena to fill a fairly regular role throughout July (52 at-bats), but with Joe Panik returning from the DL and Eduardo Nunez coming aboard from Minnesota, Pena was deemed expendable. Pena has hit .299/.330/.425 in 91 plate appearances this season and could appeal to a team in need of infield depth.

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Daniel Murphy
Nationals' Daniel Murphy: Out with leg injury
Daniel Murphy, 2B, WAS
12:40 PM
News: Murphy (leg) is not in the lineup Saturday against San Francisco, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

Murphy was removed from Friday's game due to his leg tightening up and although manager Dusty Baker indicated that the injury was not all that serious, he'll likely miss a few games as a precaution. In his place, Trea Turner is getting the start at second and batting leadoff.

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Kolten Wong
Cardinals' Kolten Wong: Comes a homer short of hitting for cycle Friday
Kolten Wong, 2B, STL
12:06 PM
News: Wong went 3-for-5 with a single, double, triple, two RBI and a run in Friday's 11-6 victory over the Marlins.

The struggling second baseman was a thorn in the side of Marlins pitching all night, beginning with an RBI double in the second. Wong followed up with an RBI single in the fifth that brought home Yadier Molina and also had a triple against Marlins starter Jose Urena. The 25-year-old has put together his best month of the season in July, slashing .275/.373/.451 over 51 at-bats, a tally that includes five doubles and a pair of triples.

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Jedd Gyorko
Cardinals' Jedd Gyorko: Not in Friday's lineup
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, STL
7/29/2016
News: Gyorko is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Marlins.

He will sit after starting 12 straight games, including both games of separate doubleheaders during that span, as Greg Garcia mans third base against right-hander Jose Urena. Gyorko has been on the tear to begin the second half, going 14-for-48 (.292 average) with seven homers, matching his home run output from the first half of the season. It seems likely Gyorko will remain heavily involved once Matt Carpenter (oblique) is back.

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Joe Panik
Giants' Joe Panik: Goes 0-for-4 in return to lineup Thursday
Joe Panik, 2B, SF
7/29/2016
News: Panik (concussion) returned to the lineup and went 0-for-4 in a loss to the Nationals on Thursday.

It wasn't the return the Giants or Panik were looking for, but he is still shaking off the rust after going 3-for-13 during his rehab stint. Panik batted third Thursday, but it is unclear how the Giants' lineup will look going forward with the addition of Eduardo Nunez and the eventual return of Matt Duffy (Achilles) and Hunter Pence (hamstring).

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Trea Turner
Nationals' Trea Turner: Gets another start in center field Thursday
Trea Turner, 2B, WAS
7/29/2016
News: Turner once again hit leadoff and played center field during Thursday's win over the Giants, going 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base.

He's now started three straight games in center and over Turner's last four games he's reached base 10 times (eight hits and two walks) while stealing three bases, scoring four runs and pushing his slash line on the season up to .333/.382/.510, albeit in just 51 at-bats. As long as the converted shortstop doesn't make any glaring defensive miscues in the outfield, Nats manager Dusty Baker will likely keep writing the rookie's name on his lineup card.

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Derek Dietrich
Marlins' Derek Dietrich: Will play first base against righties
Derek Dietrich, 2B, MIA
7/28/2016
News: Dietrich will start at first base against right-handed pitching until Justin Bour returns from the 15-day DL, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

The Marlins will continue to look to get Dietrich in the lineup even with the return of Dee Gordon. The former second-round pick has hit .291 with four home runs and 24 RBI through 213 at-bats against right-handed pitching this season, so this type of matchup bodes well for his production.

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Dee Gordon
Marlins' Dee Gordon: Back in the lineup Thursday
Dee Gordon, 2B, MIA
7/28/2016
News: Gordon is back in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cardinals after serving his 80-game suspension, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Gordon will finally return to the lineup for the first time since April 28. If the speedy second baseman can return to his 2015 form that saw him hit .333/.359/.418 with eight triples and 58 stolen bases, he will provide a huge boost for fantasy owners and the Marlins as they continue to contend for a playoff spot. With Gordon back, Derek Dietrich will likely see his playing time at second base decrease, but could continue to get some reps at first base with Justin Bour on the 15-day DL and Chris Johnson day-to-day with a foot injury.

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Josh Tobias
Phillies' Josh Tobias: Promoted to High-A Clearwater
Josh Tobias, 2B, PHI
7/28/2016
News: Tobias was promoted to High-A Clearwater on Wednesday.

Tobias, 23, hit .304/.376/.443 with seven home runs, 24 doubles and six stolen bases in 368 at-bats for Low-A Lakewood this season. He takes over second base for Clearwater after Scott Kingery, a fellow 2015 draft selection, moved up to Double-A Reading earlier in the week.

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Jean Segura
Diamondbacks' Jean Segura: Contributes three hits in blowout of Brewers
Jean Segura, 2B, ARI
7/28/2016
News: Segura went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run in an 8-1 bashing of the Brewers on Wednesday.

That's now a nine-game hitting streak for the 26-year-old shortstop, who's delivered five hits and a walk in the first three games of this four-game set against his old Brewers mates. Segura has served as Arizona's No. 3 hitter in consecutive contests, but Jake Lamb (hand) has missed both those games; the breakout third baseman's absence from the cleanup spot has pushed Paul Goldschmidt down to No. 4 in the lineup, opening up the three-hole for Segura. Lamb shouldn't be out long, so take advantage in DFS with Segura getting at least one more game as the third hitter Thursday against the Brewers.

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