Dustin Pedroia
Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia: Out of Sunday's lineup due to personal matter
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS
3:20 PM
News: Pedroia (personal) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com reports.

As was reported earlier, Pedroia is away from the team Sunday to tend to a family matter, but he's expected to rejoin the Red Sox during their upcoming series with the Rays and could be back in the lineup as soon as Monday. In the meantime, he'll be replaced by Brock Holt, who will bat leadoff and cover the keystone Sunday night.

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Chase Utley
Dodgers' Chase Utley: Has Sunday off
Chase Utley, 2B, LAD
1:30 PM
News: Utley is out of the lineup for Sunday's matchup against the Cubs.

The 37-year-old will sit out of Sunday's series finale versus Chicago as Charlie Culberson heads out to second base. Utley is hitting just .258 for the season, but has posted a .294/.321/.529 line with three home runs and 10 RBI over the last 14 games.

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Jean Segura
Diamondbacks' Jean Segura: Out again with illness
Jean Segura, 2B, ARI
1:06 PM
News: Segura (illness) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds, Jody Jackson of Fox Sports Arizona reports.

For the second day in a row, Segura is out of Arizona's lineup with an illness. Brandon Drury will start at second and hit seventh Sunday when the Diamondbacks take on Homer Bailey and the Reds. The club has Monday off, so consider Segura day-to-day heading into Tuesday's game against the Giants.

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Jace Peterson
Braves' Jace Peterson: Out of Sunday's lineup
Jace Peterson, 2B, ATL
12:16 PM
News: Peterson is out of Sunday's lineup versus San Francisco.

Gordon Beckham will start at second base and hit seventh while Peterson heads to the bench. The club has a day off Monday, so look for Peterson to return to action Tuesday when the Braves host the Padres.

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Adam Frazier
Pirates' Adam Frazier: Optioned to Single-A Bristol
Adam Frazier, 2B, PIT
12:02 PM
News: Frazier was optioned to Single-A Bristol on Sunday, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Frazier had been seeing regular playing time with the Pirates and owns a .321/.345/.457 line after appearing in 39 games. Although his numbers are solid, the team felt the need to add bullpen depth and recalled A.J. Schugel, making Frazier dispensable at this point in time. However, the move seems to be strategic, as Bristol's season concludes Thursday, so it's highly likely that Frazier will return to the big club in the near future after rosters expand.

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Max Muncy
Athletics' Max Muncy: Sits against a left-hander
Max Muncy, 2B, OAK
11:46 AM
News: Muncy is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

Lefty Jaime Garcia will be taking the mound for St. Louis on Sunday, so the A's will use a lineup almost entirely void of left-handed bats. Muncy will head to the bench as a result, giving way to Chad Pinder after making five straight starts.

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Logan Forsythe
Rays' Logan Forsythe: Regular day off Sunday
Logan Forsythe, 2B, TB
11:34 AM
News: Forsythe is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Forsythe will receive what appears to be a regular maintenance day after starting every day of the week since Monday. In his stead, Nick Franklin will draw the start at the keystone.

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Cliff Pennington
Angels' Cliff Pennington: Not in Sunday's lineup
Cliff Pennington, 2B, LAA
10:58 AM
News: Pennington is out of the lineup Sunday against the Tigers.

This will be the third time in the last four games that Pennington has taken a seat, as Kaleb Cowart will now have started at the keystone in back-to-back contests. Pennington's August performance at the plate hasn't done him many favors -- he has just one base hit in his last six games, and is just 9-for-56 on the month, striking out 23 times.

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Andres Blanco
Phillies' Andres Blanco: Set to begin hitting
Andres Blanco, 2B, PHI
10:58 AM
News: Blanco will hit off a tee Monday, Jack McCaffery of the Delaware County Daily Times reports.

While it's promising that Blanco is set to begin hitting, there's still uncertainty as to whether or not he'll need a rehab assignment. Before being placed on the DL on July 25, Blanco had put together a .271/.321/.445 line over 75 games.

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Starlin Castro
Yankees' Starlin Castro: Smacks four hits in win
Starlin Castro, 2B, NYY
10:22 AM
News: Castro went 4-for-6 with a home run and three RBI in Saturday's win over the Orioles.

It was a big day for the entire Yankee offense, as the club scored at least 13 runs for the second game in a row, and Castro was a big part of the damage as his home run helped spark the rally that took a close lead and made it more of a blowout. The second baseman now has consecutive three-hit games, and is enjoying his best month of the season with a .323 average and seven long balls in August.

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