Danny Valencia
Athletics' Danny Valencia: Back in lineup Friday
Danny Valencia, 3B, OAK
2:06 PM
News: Valencia is back in the lineup Friday against the Orioles, batting seventh and playing third base.

Valencia was reinstated off the disabled list earlier in the day Friday, and he'll slot right back into the lineup at the hot corner without spending any time on the bench. The third baseman's .345 OBP should be a nice addition to many fantasy owners' lineups, but his re-entry into the Oakland lineup will make playing time hard to come by for Chris Coghlan, who will likely move back into a reserve role.

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Andy Burns
Blue Jays' Andy Burns: Joins Blue Jays
Andy Burns, 3B, TOR
1:52 PM
News: Burns had his contract selected by the Blue Jays on Friday.

Burns is still awaiting his MLB debut as a utility infielder who's spent the past two seasons at Triple-A Buffalo. However, there's no immediate path to at-bats in Toronto's lineup for the 25-year-old, especially after batting a humdrum .250 over 119 plate appearances with Buffalo this season.

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Rafael Devers
Red Sox's Rafael Devers: Struggles continue into May
Rafael Devers, 3B, BOS
7:43 AM
News: Devers is adjusting to the higher-level of pitching at High-A Salem, but is only hitting .144/.245/.278 through 24 games, WEEI.com reports.

Salem manager Joe Oliver said Devers is putting the work in with hitting coach Nelson Paulino, trying to become less pull conscious and getting more comfortable driving the ball to left and center field. Oliver also noted that Devers has not taken his plate struggles out to the field defensively.

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Nick Castellanos
Tigers' Nick Castellanos: Staying hot with homer against Indians
Nick Castellanos, 3B, DET
7:37 AM
News: Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs in Thursday's loss to the Indians.

The third baseman was the lone bright spot in an ugly loss in which the Tribe racked up 16 hits against the Tigers. Castellanos' three-run homer in the fourth inning made the score 4-3 before the Indians pulled away. It was his sixth multi-hit performance in his last seven games, a period in which his average has risen 50 points. Now in his fourth major league season, the 24-year-old appears to be headed for a breakout campaign.

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Luis Valbuena
Astros' Luis Valbuena: Not in Thursday's lineup
Luis Valbuena, 3B, HOU
5/5/2016
News: Valbuena is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Mariners, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicles reports.

Valbuena has been awful through the first 23 games of the season, hitting just .182 with no home runs and only four RBI, while striking out in 29.1 percent of his at bats. After hitting 25 home runs in 2015, the Venezuelan looks lost at the plate, but should continue to see playing time as his backup, Marwin Gonzalez, isn't producing much offensively himself.

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Chase Headley
Yankees' Chase Headley: Out of Thursday's lineup
Chase Headley, 3B, NYY
5/5/2016
News: Headley is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Orioles, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.

He has three hits in his last six starts, which actually increased his batting average from .148 to .153, illustrating just how bad he has been to start the year. There are certain formats where Headley needs to be rostered in case he turns things around, as he would be set for regular at-bats in a favorable park, but in standard leagues he's made it pretty easy for owners to cut bait in the first month of the season. Ronnie Torreyes will start at third base and hit ninth Thursday.

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Andrew Romine
Tigers' Andrew Romine: Starting Thursday against Cleveland
Andrew Romine, 3B, DET
5/5/2016
News: Romine is in the lineup and batting ninth for Thursday's game against the Indians.

This will be only Romine's second game in center field this season, as he typically spends most of his time in the infield. The 30-year-old is just 1-for-13 in limited playing time this season and has been used primarily as a pinch hitter and defensive replacement.

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Chris Coghlan
Athletics' Chris Coghlan: Strikeout woes continue
Chris Coghlan, 3B, OAK
5/4/2016
News: Coghlan went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Wednesday's loss to Seattle.

He was hitting seventh in the order, while starting at third base for Wednesday's matchup against Felix Hernandez. Coghlan's struggles at the plate have lingered beyond the first month of the season, as he's now hitting .155/.228/.321 for the A's thus far while striking out at a significantly increased clip (26.1%) compared to his levels with the Cubs over the previous two seasons (18.7%).

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Mike Moustakas
Royals' Mike Moustakas: Hitless in return Wednesday
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC
5/4/2016
News: Moustakas (thumb) went 0-for-3 in his return to the lineup Wednesday.

In a game that became very lopsided, Moustakas departed early in favor of Christian Colon. He'll get another day off Thursday before the Royals begin a weekend series in Cleveland on Friday evening.

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Juan Uribe
Indians' Juan Uribe: Starting at third base Wednesday
Juan Uribe, 3B, CLE
5/4/2016
News: Uribe is back in the lineup, batting eighth and playing third base, in Wednesday's game against the Tigers, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Uribe is slowly, but surely, losing playing time to Jose Ramirez, even as Ramirez makes the transition to playing left field. Uribe's slow start at the plate-he's hitting just .208 on the year-means he'll likely continue to cede playing time to the 23-year-old Ramirez.

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