Brett Lawrie
Athletics Brett Lawrie gets rare day off, Max Muncy starts
Brett Lawrie, 3B, OAK
4:56 PM
News: Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game, after starting 95 games this season, including the last 14 and 25 of the last 26. 

Max Muncy gets the call at the hot corner for Saturday's game, starting for the first time since June 28 and ninth time this year. 

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Conor Gillaspie
Taylor Featherston replaces Conor Gillaspie in Angels' lineup
Conor Gillaspie, 3B, LAA
1:39 PM
News: Angels third baseman Conor Gillaspie isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game. Gillaspie has started five of the last six games at the hot corner. 

Taylor Featherston replaces Gillaspie in the lineup, starting at third for the eighth time this year. 

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Josh Donaldson
Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson collects four RBI in Friday's win
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR
11:17 AM
News: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson went 3 for 5 at the plate and drove in four runs to help send the Blue Jays to a 7-6 win over the Royals on Friday.

Donaldson also scored a run and walked once. Over his last 10 games, Donaldson is hitting .350 with three home runs and 11 RBI.

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Pablo Sandoval
Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval still out Saturday
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS
10:41 AM
News: Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval remains sidelined Saturday against the Rays after taking a pitch to the wrist Thursday. He has not played a full game since Tuesday.

Sandoval has just six hits in his last 34 at-bats.

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Mike Moustakas
Scuffling Royals 3B Mike Moustakas sitting Saturday
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC
10:08 AM
News: A slump and the versatility of newcomer Ben Zobrist have Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas out of the lineup Saturday afternoon in Toronto.

Moustakas, who will give way to Zobrist, has finally tailed off after spending most of the year above .300. He has just six hits in his last 41 at-bats to drop his average to .283, its lowest point of the season. He has not driven in a run since July 22.

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Trevor Plouffe
Twins get Trevor Plouffe back, demote Danny Santana and Jorge Polanco
Trevor Plouffe, 3B, MIN
7/31/2015
News: The Twins activated third baseman Trevor Plouffe, who had been on paternity leave, and pitcher Kevin Jepsen, who was acquired in a trade-deadline deal with Tampa Bay. 

To make room, the team optioned shortstop Danny Santana to Triple-A Rochester and shortstop Jorge Polanco to Double-A Chattanooga, per MLB.com.

Santana was hitting .219 with the Twins this season. Polanco hit .429 in three games.

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Lonnie Chisenhall
Indians recall Lonnie Chisenhall
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, CLE
7/30/2015
News: The Indians recalled third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall from Triple-A Columbus, the team announced on Thursday. 

Chisenhall hit .209 in a previous stint with the team this year. He joined the team for Thursday's game and is in the starting lineup at DH. 

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D.J. Peterson
Report: Mariners move top prospect D.J. Peterson to Triple-A
D.J. Peterson, 3B, SEA
7/29/2015
News: The Mariners have made the decision to promote top prospect D.J. Peterson to Triple-A Tacoma, according to a report from SeattlePI.com. 

Peterson, the 12th overall pick in the 2013 draft, didn't light it up at Double-A Jackson, putting up a .223/.290/.346 slash line with seven home runs and 44 RBIs, but started to hit better in the second half, hitting .259 with three homers and 13 RBIs in 29 games. 

The Mariners had hoped to fast-track Peterson to the majors, perhaps by the end of this season, but the 23-year-old will have to produce at Triple-A first. 

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Tyler Saladino
White Sox rookie 3B Tyler Saladino slams three singles Saturday
Tyler Saladino, 3B, CHW
7/25/2015
News: One might have figured that White Sox third baseman Tyler Saladino was cooling off after a hot start to his major league career. After all, he had just one hit in his last 13 at-bats heading into the game Saturday in Cleveland.

One might have figured wrong. Saladino enjoyed the second three-hit performance of his budding career. And he also managed his first three-run game, scoring after each of his singles.

Saladino raised his average back over .300 with the effort after it had fallen to .273.

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Nick Castellanos
Tigers 3B Nick Castellanos homers, doubles in Saturday win
Nick Castellanos, 3B, DET
7/25/2015
News: If recent trends are any indication, Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos will hit a home run Sunday in Boston.

He has twice already this month gone yard in back-to-back games. And he nailed one Saturday against the Red Sox.

His solo homer in the sixth was his ninth the season and put the cherry on top of an easy victory. One of the reasons it was an easy victory was that he hit a two-run double in the sixth.

"It was well-struck," Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said of Castellano's home run, per MLB.com. "At the time, it was a big run because they had just scored. We came back next half-inning and got that run right back with Nick's home run."

Castellanos now owns a slash line of .245/.294/.393. His slugging percentage is at its highest point since May 24.

"To hit it over the Green Monster? It's freaking awesome," Castellanos said. "The Green Monster is a baseball icon. Everybody knows what you're talking about when you say it. The amount of movies it's been in. I've seen this park countless times. I remember looking at this park when I was younger and seeing how tall the fence was. I'm like, 'How does anyone hit it over that?' And to say I was able to do that in a game was pretty cool."

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