Daniel Murphy
Daniel Murphy headed to the disabled list
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM
News: Mets infielder Daniel Murphy has been placed on the disabled list Thursday.

Murphy is dealing with a calf injury. He had not progressed as expected, and was sent for an MRI Thursday. The results of the MRI have yet to be revealed, but the injury is serious enough to require a stint on the DL.


Brandon Phillips
Brandon Phillips shows sign of life with two-RBI game
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN
News: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips contributed to a 7-2 win over the Cubs Thursday, by driving in two runs.

Phillips had just one hit, but that was enough as he clubbed a two-run double in the fourth inning. He finished the game 1 for 4 before he was lifted for a pinch-hitter late.

Phillips has struggled since returning from the disabled list in mid-August, hitting just .205 with four RBI and no home runs in 10 games.  


Omar Infante
Omar Infante misses third straight Thursday
Omar Infante, 2B, KC
News: Royals infielder Omar Infante was forced to miss his third game in a row Thursday against the Twins, as he continues to deal with a shoulder injury. He has not played since Monday, and remains day to day at this point. 

Gordon Beckham
Gordon Beckham goes deep, drives in two in win
Gordon Beckham, 2B, LAA
News: The Angels got a boost from newly acquired infielder Gordon Beckham Wednesday, in a 6-1 win over the Marlins.

Beckham slugged a solo home run in the fourth inning and added an RBI groundout in the eighth, ultimately finishing the game 2 for 4 with two RBI and two runs scored.  

Beckham had been hitless in his previous seven at-bats since joining the Angels, and is hitting just .219/.262/.339 in 401 at-bats overall. 


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.


Rougned Odor
Rougned Odor pops grand slam Wednesday
Rougned Odor, 2B, TEX
News: Rangers infielder Rougned Odor popped a grand slam Wednesday against the Mariners.

Odor stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the top of the third. He clobbered the first pitch of the at-bat, an 87 mph fastball, out to right center for the grand slam. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and four RBI. 


Nick Punto
Nick Punto not running at full speed
Nick Punto, 2B, OAK
News: Athletics infielder Nick Punto is not running at full speed yet, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

Punto has been out since August 2 due to a hamstring injury. He's hit .207/.300/.279 over 179 at-bats. 


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.


Dustin Pedroia
Dustin Pedroia homers, drives in four runs during win
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS
News: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia homered for the second straight game and drove in four runs during an 11-7 win Tuesday at Toronto. He finished 2 for 5 with two runs, one walk and one stolen base.

Pedroia opened the scoring with a two-run homer off R.A. Dickey in the first inning. He then added a two-run single off Casey Janssen in the top of the 11th inning, which broke a 4-all tie.

The veteran second baseman is having a productive August, batting .304 with three home runs, four doubles, 13 RBI, 18 runs and three stolen bases in 23 games.


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.


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