Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez (hamstring) to DL; Austin Barnes up
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Dodgers utility man Enrique Hernandez
has been placed on the 15-day disabled list
with a left hamstring strain. Hernandez suffered the injury during Sunday's game, forcing him to leave the game early.
To replace him on the roster, the Dodgers recalled catcher Austin Barnes from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday.
Mets remove Danny Muno from 40-man roster
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The Mets outrighted third baseman Danny Muno
on Monday, reports Newsday
. Muno was hitting .148 in 27 at-bats.
Rangers 2B Rougned Odor returns to lineup on Monday
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Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor
is back in the starting lineup
for Monday's matchup with the Padres. Odor has not played since injuring his finger on a play during Tuesday's game.
Odor is at the keystone position while batting fifth for the Rangers on Monday.
Yankees 2B Stephen Drew has rare offensive explosion
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In using a popular and appropriate term, the performance Sunday of Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew
came out of left field.
Drew, who had failed all year to nudge his average to .200, finally scaled that mountain in Atlanta with a 4-for-4 effort that pushed it to .201. Among those hits was a two-run homer in the third.
He reached base all six times in the laugher. He walked in a run in the fifth and singled in another in the seventh.
His effort ended an 0-for-12 skid.
Giants 2B Joe Panik (back) has rehab stint delayed
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Second baseman Joe Panik
has had his rehab stint slowed
as he tries to recover from a back injury that has sidelined him since Aug. 1, per CSN Bay Area.
Panik will remain with the team through their upcoming series against the Dodgers, which begins Monday, before joining Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday. The team is hoping to have Panik return when they start a series in Arizona on Sept. 7.
Panik is slashing .309/.374/.443 this season.
Cubs prospect Javier Baez expected to be promoted soon
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Joe Maddon has declared that Cubs premier infield prospect Javier Baez
is expected to be promoted
at early at Tuesday.
"I would say he would be (here) sooner rather than later," Maddon told ESPN. "There's a lot of things he can do to help you win now."
Like, for instance, hit like he has at Triple-A Iowa. Baez is hitting .316 with 13 home runs and .380 on-base percentage at that level.
Dodgers bring up 2B Jose Peraza
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The Dodgers have promoted infielder Jose Peraza
from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take the place on the roster of shelved outfelder Yasiel Puig.
Peraza spent just two weeks in the minors after a short stint with the Dodgers in which he managed one hit in six at-bats. He has hit .289 with 33 stolen bases in the minors this season.
Yost: Ben Zobrist to soon start at 2B over Omar Infante for Royals
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It appears all but certain that light-hitting Omar Infante
will be the odd man out
of the Royals lineup when Alex Gordon returns from injury.
As expected, Ned Yost has stated that Ben Zobrist will play mostly second base when Gordon is ready, per the Kansas City Star.
Infante has not found his stride at the plate all season. The result is a .217 average, which if maintained would be the lowest of his career.
The versatile Zobrist, who can play all over the field, will likely continue to give others occasional days off as the Royals cruise to the division title.
Rangers' Jurickson Profar goes 1 for 4 in rehab debut Thursday
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Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar
began his minor-league rehab assignment with Class A Hickory on Thursday. Serving as the designated hitter, Profar went 1 for 4 before being lifted for a pinch runner in the seventh inning.
Profar is recovering from off-season shoulder surgery, and it is not yet known if he will be able to return to the Rangers in 2015.
Mets' Daniel Murphy stays hot, plates go-ahead runs in victory
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Mets first baseman Daniel Murphy
came through with the biggest hit of the night on Thursday. Murphy, who went 3 for 6 with a run scored and two RBI, snapped a 5-5 tie by smoking a two-run double in the 13th inning. The Mets would go on to beat the Phillies 9-5.
Murphy also made a dazzling play in the field, as he led the charge to the four-game sweep over the Phillies. He has somewhat quietly been on a bit of a tear lately, hitting .366 (15 for 41) with two home runs and 13 RBI over his last nine games.