Eduardo Nunez
Red Sox's Eduardo Nunez: Receives breather Sunday
Eduardo Nunez, 2B, BOS
9:53 AM
News: Nunez is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees, Scott Lauber of ESPN.com reports.

Nunez will get a much deserved day off after starting 19 straight games for his new team. In his place, Brock Holt will draw the start at second base, batting leadoff. The 30-year-old has been phenomenal for the Red Sox, slashing .345/.374/.552 with four homers and three stolen bases.

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Danny Espinosa
Mariners' Danny Espinosa: Cut loose by Mariners
Danny Espinosa, 2B, SEA
9:37 AM
News: Espinosa was released by the Mariners on Sunday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

The Mariners picked up Espinosa last month after he was released but the Angels, but they decided to cut ties with him as well after he failed to hit over the Mendoza Line in his limited playing time. He now owns an abysmal .164/.237/.279 line through 85 games this season. Despite his embarrassing performance at the plate, he can still play a solid second base, so look for him to latch on elsewhere on a minor-league deal.

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Yangervis Solarte
Padres' Yangervis Solarte: Clubs 13th homer Saturday
Yangervis Solarte, 2B, SD
3:59 AM
News: Solarte went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Nationals.

Saturday's home run was the veteran infielder's third since returning from the disabled list July 30. Solarte is just two homers shy of the career high mark of 15 he set in 2016 despite playing in just 90 games so far this season. He continues to provide modest fantasy value due to his multi-position eligibility.

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Ty Kelly
Phillies' Ty Kelly: Hits pinch-hit grand slam
Ty Kelly, 2B, PHI
12:55 AM
News: Kelly hit a pinch-hit grand slam in Saturday's win over the Giants.

You never know what you'll see on any given night in baseball -- Kelly had just two homers in 91 career major-league games coming into Saturday and 45 homers in nine seasons in the minors. Kelly, 29, has not started a game for the Phillies since his most recent promotion on Aug. 11.

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Rougned Odor
Rangers' Rougned Odor: Smacks two homers in blowout win
Rougned Odor, 2B, TEX
8/19/2017
News: Odor went 2-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI in Saturday's 17-7 win over the White Sox.

He sent Derek Holland to the showers with his three-run shot in the third, and Odor touched up Dylan Covey for a solo shot the following inning. The 23-year-old now has five multi-homer games this season and three since the All-Star break, putting him on pace to clear 30 for the second straight season. Odor has also added a few steals recently after going 37 games without a stolen base.

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Scooter Gennett
Reds' Scooter Gennett: Smashes grand slam in Saturday victory
Scooter Gennett, 2B, CIN
8/19/2017
News: Gennett went 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, two runs and five RBI against the Braves on Saturday.

Gennett's 21st home run of the year was a grand slam that extended the Reds lead to seven runs in the ninth inning of a road victory. Fantasy owners have been rewarded for adding him to their rosters, as he's posted a breakout season with a .292/.342/.536 slash line.

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Daniel Murphy
Nationals' Daniel Murphy: Expected back Sunday
Daniel Murphy, 2B, WAS
8/19/2017
News: Manager Dusty Baker said he scratched Murphy because he was dragging a little bit, but he expects him back in the lineup Sunday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports.

Baker said Murphy "wasn't moving real, real smoothly the last couple days," so he decided to give him the day off to rest. This is encouraging news, as the issue doesn't appear to be anything more than a precautionary day off. Look for Murphy to return to the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Padres before the team's scheduled day off Monday.

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Yoan Moncada
White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Late scratch with shin splints
Yoan Moncada, 2B, CHW
8/19/2017
News: Moncada was a late scratch from Saturday's lineup with shin splints in his right shin.

For now, Moncada should be considered day-to-day. He is hitting .240/.377/.400 with two home runs and a 36.1 percent strikeout rate in his last 50 at-bats. Yolmer Sanchez was added to the lineup at second base, hitting ninth.

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Phil Gosselin
Rangers' Phil Gosselin: Recalled from Triple-A
Phil Gosselin, 2B, TEX
8/19/2017
News: Gosselin was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday.

He was claimed by the Rangers a week ago and has played just four games for Round Rock. Gosselin has a career .272/.320/.368 slash line with six home runs and seven steals in 543 plate appearances and should serve as a utility player off the bench. Carlos Gomez (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day DL in a corresponding move.

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Micah Johnson
Braves' Micah Johnson: Sent back to minors
Micah Johnson, 2B, ATL
8/19/2017
News: Johnson was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday.

Just a day after joining the Braves to replace the injured Danny Santana (quad), Johnson was sent back to the minors to clear room for Matt Kemp (hamstring). The 26-year-old struck out in his only at-bat for the big club, and he's now 0-for-4 on the year for the Braves. He'll head back to the minors until rosters expand in September.

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