Nick Castellanos scratched from lineup with foot issue
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Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos
was a late scratch from Tuesday's starting lineup due to left foot soreness, the team announced.
Castellanos fouled a ball off his left foot in Monday's game, and the team has decided to let him rest the injured foot Tuesday rather than risk further injury. The third baseman has hit .266/.313/.405 with 10 home runs and 60 RBI in 496 at-bats.
Chase Headley gets the nod Monday
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As he had hoped, Yankees third baseman Chase Headley
was back in the starting lineup Monday at Tampa Bay. He had missed four straight games after taking a pitch off the chin Thursday -- an injury that required stitches.
Headley is expected to wear a protective mask at the plate going forward.
Trevor Plouffe blasts off again in defeat of White Sox
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Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe
widened his team lead in RBI on Sunday by blasting off in the second inning to open the scoring in a Sunday win against the host White Sox.
Plouffe, who also singled, has 76 RBI on the year. He has four hits, including two home runs, in the last two games combined.
Brock Holt out indefinitely
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The Boston Globe
reports that Brock Holt
(concussion) will sit out
Sunday's game at the Royals, and is due to see a concussion specialist later this week. Holt has been out for the Red Sox since Sept. 5, and though he wasn't diagnosed with a concussion until Thursday, he sustained it during a game against the Blue Jays back on Aug. 25.
There is currently no timetable for Holt's return, though he hopes to play again before the end of the season.
Evan Longoria slugs 21st home run Saturday
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Rays third baseman Evan Longoria
went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBI in his team's 6-3 loss to the Blue Jays Saturday.
Longoria put his team up early with an RBI groundout in the first inning, and he was able to tie the game 3-3 with a solo home run in the sixth, but that would be the Rays' final run of the game. Longoria has hit .252/.320/.406 with 21 home runs and 87 RBI in 579 at-bats.
Marcus Semien goes yard to give White Sox win
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White Sox infielder Marcus Semien
played the role of offensive hero Thursday against Oakland in a game with virtually no offense.
Semien blasted off to left in the sixth inning to provide the lone run in the game and give teammate Chris Sale the victory. He has hit safely in five of his last six games.
Lonnie Chisenhall absent from Game 2 lineup Thursday
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Third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall
is catching a break in Game 2 of the Thursday doubleheader against the Twins. Mike Aviles has been penciled in at that spot.
Chisenhall singled and walked in the first game.
Mike Aviles recovers from concussion, set for action
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Indians utility man Mike Aviles
has been cleared to play after missing 10 days with a concussion. He is not in the lineup for the first game of the Thursday doubleheader against Minnesota.
Aviles, who plays often against left-handers, owns a stat line of .245/.270/.334. He has just 11 walks in 302 at-bats.
Ryan Flaherty smacks career-high four hits against Red Sox
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Orioles second baseman Ryan Flaherty
established a career-high with a four-hit game Wednesday against host Boston.
Flaherty began a six-run rally in the third inning with an infield single and ended it with an RBI single. He added another infield single in the fifth and doubled in a run in the eighth to raise his batting average to .219, its highest point since July 20.
Will Middlebrooks exits game Tuesday with illness
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Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks
was removed from Tuesday's game due to illness, the team announced.
Middlebrooks was 0 for 2 before coming out of the game. He has hit just .182/.249/.260 with two home runs and 18 RBI in 181 at-bats.