Rougned Odor
Rangers' Rougned Odor: Resumes slumping ways
Rougned Odor, 2B, TEX
10:42 AM
News: Odor went 1-for-5 with a run in Thursday's 11-4 win over the Blue Jays.

After turning in three multi-hit efforts during a five-game stretch last week, Odor was rewarded with a move back to the No. 5 spot in the batting order, but he hasn't been able to maintain his performance. Over the Rangers' last five games, Odor has accrued just three hits in 21 at-bats, dropping his season average back to .215. The 23-year-old hasn't been a total zero in the counting-stats categories with 12 home runs, 31 RBI and six steals, but fantasy owners were surely counting on more from Odor coming off a breakout 33-homer campaign.

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Ian Kinsler
Tigers' Ian Kinsler: Homers for third straight game Thursday
Ian Kinsler, 2B, DET
8:33 AM
News: Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Thursday's loss to the Mariners.

Kinsler is on a power surge, as the second baseman has home runs in three straight games and four out of his last seven. Despite missing some time with a hamstring injury, Kinsler could make a run at the 28 home runs he hit a season ago if he keeps this type of performance up.

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Robinson Cano
Mariners' Robinson Cano: Hits two homers, including grand slam
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA
1:48 AM
News: Cano went 2-for-4 with two home runs and six RBI in Thursday's win over the Tigers.

The veteran second baseman smacked a two-run shot off Daniel Norris in the third, and he followed up with a grand slam off former closer Francisco Rodriguez in the seventh. They were just his second and third homers of June, but Cano is on pace to exceed 100 RBI for the fifth time in his career, and there's room for growth with the batting average given his excellent contact rate.

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Brandon Phillips
Braves' Brandon Phillips: Day-to-day with groin tightness
Brandon Phillips, 2B, ATL
6/22/2017
News: Phillips was removed from Thursday's game against the Giants due to left groin tightness and is considered day-to-day, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

The Braves pulled Phillips after he scored in the fifth inning of Thursday's high-scoring win over the Giants. He had put together a solid outing before his exit, going 1-for-3 with his fifth home run of the season. The Braves have him as day-to-day heading into Friday's series opener against the Brewers. If the Braves opt to give Phillips an extra rest day, Danny Santana or Johan Carmago could fill in at second base.

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Eric Sogard
Brewers' Eric Sogard: Doubles twice, scores two runs
Eric Sogard, 2B, MIL
6/22/2017
News: Sogard went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs during Thursday's win over Pittsburgh.

The veteran infielder is showing no signs of slowing down and now boasts a 10-game hitting streak that includes six multi-hit showings. Sogard appears locked into the leadoff spot for the immediate future and sports an impressive .366/.466/.554 slash line for the campaign. He's going to cool off at some point, but he's currently making a sizable fantasy impact.

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Gift Ngoepe
Pirates' Gift Ngoepe: Lands on minor-league DL
Gift Ngoepe, 2B, PIT
6/22/2017
News: Ngoepe was placed on the 7-day minor-league disabled list Thursday with a left hamstring strain.

It's unclear how long the injury will keep Ngoepe sidelined at this point, but he'll be eligible to return June 30 if he is ready. The 27-year-old has struggled since returning to Triple-A Indianapolis from the Pirates at the beginning of June; he's slashing .193/.281/.333 in 16 games (64 plate appearances).

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Jace Peterson
Braves' Jace Peterson: Recalled from Triple-A
Jace Peterson, 2B, ATL
6/22/2017
News: Peterson was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

Peterson will replace Rio Ruiz on the roster, who was sent back to Triple-A after struggling mightily at the plate in June. The 27-year-old, who slashed just .194/.293/.259 with zero homers and two steals in 42 games with the big club earlier in the season, will fill a utility role for the Braves.

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Danny Espinosa
Angels' Danny Espinosa: Not in Thursday's lineup
Danny Espinosa, 2B, LAA
6/22/2017
News: Espinosa will get a day off Thursday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Espinosa currently has a six-game hit streak going, but takes the day off Thursday in favor of Cliff Pennington at second base. On the year, Espinosa is hitting just .176/.247/.307 with six home runs and 27 RBI, but due to Pennington's lack of production, will continue to get a majority of starts at the keystone.

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Ben Zobrist
Cubs' Ben Zobrist: Needs rehab assignment
Ben Zobrist, 2B, CHC
6/22/2017
News: Zobrist (wrist) will go on a brief rehab assignment before returning from the disabled list, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

While there was a chance Zobrist would return from the disabled list over the weekend, that now seems unlikely given he stayed back in Chicago when the Cubs traveled to Miami for their upcoming series against the Marlins. He's expected to head out on a short rehab assignment when his wrist is healthy, though it's unclear when and where that will be at this point.

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Rob Refsnyder
Yankees' Rob Refsnyder: Sent down Thursday
Rob Refsnyder, 2B, NYY
6/22/2017
News: Refsnyder was optioned by the Yankees on Thursday.

Refsnyder hasn't played a whole lot since being called up in late May, but even when he was plugged into the lineup, the results haven't been there. He is 5-for-26 with two extra-base hits during his time with the major-league club, earning one walk and striking out on six occasions. Refsnyder will head back down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he is batting .303/.391/.454 on the year. The 26-year-old is likely to be back with the Yankees at some point in the near future.

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