Josh Rutledge
Red Sox's Josh Rutledge: Late addition to lineup Wednesday
Josh Rutledge, 2B, BOS
6:29 PM
News: Rutledge is a late addition to the Red Sox lineup Wednesday's against the White Sox due to Hanley Ramirez being scratched due to an illness, Sean McAdam of CSN New England reports.

With Ramirez out, Rutledge will fill in at third base while Travis Shaw moves over to first. Rutledge will bat seventh in the order as the Red Sox face off against Carlos Rodon. Rutledge is 2-for-4 with two doubles against south paws this season.

Analysis: 

Darwin Barney
Blue Jays' Darwin Barney: Out of the lineup Wednesday
Darwin Barney, 2B, TOR
3:25 PM
News: Barney is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.

Barney is off to a strong start this season, hitting .281 in 13 games this season with a home run and four RBI while also swiping two bags. With Barney expected to get the lion's share of starts against lefties, but Goins remaining the starter against righties, Barney will get the day off Wednesday with the right-handed Colby Lewis on the hill for the Rangers.

Analysis: 

Ryan Goins
Blue Jays' Ryan Goins: Starting at second base Wednesday
Ryan Goins, 2B, TOR
3:19 PM
News: Goins is batting ninth and playing second base Wednesday against the Rangers.

Goins hasn't collected a hit in his last nine at-bats, which has seen his batting average drop all the way to .160. The smooth-fielding second baseman will replace Darwin Barney in the lineup with the right-handed Colby Lewis on the hill. Goins last season hit for a .696 OPS against righties versus a .587 OPS against lefties.

Analysis: 

Cory Spangenberg
Padres' Cory Spangenberg: Progresses to running and taking batting practice
Cory Spangenberg, 2B, SD
3:15 PM
News: Spangenberg (quadriceps) progressed to running and taking batting practice in his rehab process, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

Manager Andy Green stated that he and Yangervis Solarte are making slow progress, but it's promising that some progress is being made after Green stated that they were not close to returning last week. There's still no timetable for Spangenberg to play in rehab games, so it will probably be a good amount of time before the 25-year-old returns to San Diego.

Analysis: 

Jean Segura
Diamondbacks' Jean Segura: Remains out with hip issue
Jean Segura, 2B, ARI
2:51 PM
News: Segura (hip) remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins.

Although there was some speculation that Segura may return to the lineup Wednesday, the Diamondbacks decided to give him another day to rest his ailing hip. Phil Gosselin will take his spot at second base once again.

Analysis: 

Kolten Wong
Cardinals' Kolten Wong: Out of lineup Wednesday
Kolten Wong, 2B, STL
2:01 PM
News: Wong is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Phillies.

Wong hasn't been able to get much going at the plate this season, although he did hit his first home run of the season Monday. Regardless, he'll cede the start at second base to Jedd Gyorko on Wednesday.

Analysis: 

DJ LeMahieu
Rockies' DJ LeMahieu: Out of lineup Wednesday
DJ LeMahieu, 2B, COL
12:37 PM
News: LeMahieu is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres.

The switch-hitting Christhian Adames will take over at the keystone in place of LeMahieu on Wednesday after LeMahieu had started five days in a row. LeMahieu figures to rejoin the lineup for Thursday's series opener in San Francisco against Matt Cain.

Analysis: 

Ian Kinsler
Tigers' Ian Kinsler: Slugging way through hot start to 2016
Ian Kinsler, 2B, DET
10:31 AM
News: Kinsler went 2-for-5 with his fifth homer of the season, a two-run shot in the fifth inning of Tuesday's win over the Indians.

The 33-year-old's blazing start continued with his twelfth multi-hit game of 2016. Kinsler is on pace to tie his career high of 32 home runs (hit in 2011). However, breaking down the second baseman's numbers would indicate a story with a different tune. He's striking out more than ever (by far) and walking at the second-lowest rate of his career. Benefiting Kinsler has been his fortunate .346 BABIP which is well above his career average. Assuming this number regresses to the mean, he is unlikely to retain his current value.

Analysis: 

Joe Panik
Giants' Joe Panik: Held out again Wednesday
Joe Panik, 2B, SF
9:29 AM
News: Panik (groin) is not in the lineup Wednesday for the fifth day in a row.

Panik will again be held out in favor of Kelby Tomlinson as he continues to battle a groin injury. He presumably remains day-to-day for now, but if he does not return in the next day or two, the Giants could decide to place him on the disabled list since they could backdate the move to April 30.

Analysis: 

Jose Altuve
Astros' Jose Altuve: Swipes 10th base Tuesday
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU
7:45 AM
News: Altuve walked, scored a run and recorded his league-leading 10th stolen base of the season during Tuesday's win over Minnesota.

In addition to his stolen base prowess, Altuve is hitting a robust .292/.390/.604 with seven home runs, 14 RBI and 22 runs scored for the Astros. He's been a five-category contributor thus far for fantasy owners.

Analysis: 

More Updates