Yunel Escobar
Angels' Yunel Escobar: Day-to-day with bruised wrist
Yunel Escobar, 3B, LAA
4:12 PM
News: Escobar is day-to-day with a bruised left wrist, Pedro Moura of the LA Times reports.

The news is seemingly positive for Escobar, as he appears to have avoided a more serious ailment. He'll likely return to action as soon as he can swing a bat at or close to pain-free.

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Trevor Plouffe
Twins' Trevor Plouffe: Sitting out Sunday
Trevor Plouffe, 3B, MIN
1:14 PM
News: Plouffe (knee) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

It's Plouffe's second straight absence due to the right knee injury. While he's said to be dealing with only a bruise, Plouffe isn't expected to require a stint on the DL, and may be ready to return to full-time duties at third base at some point during the Twins' series with the Athletics that begins Monday.

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Colin Moran
Astros' Colin Moran: Out of lineup Sunday
Colin Moran, 3B, HOU
12:30 PM
News: Moran is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

After starting the first two games of the series, Moran will give way to Luis Valbuena at third base Sunday. Moran has gotten off to a modest 2-for-19 start to his big-league career, but he figures to earn at least a few more opportunities to see regular at-bats until the Astros pull the plug.

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Cheslor Cuthbert
Royals' Cheslor Cuthbert: In the lineup Sunday
Cheslor Cuthbert, 3B, KC
11:10 AM
News: Cuthbert (quad) is in the lineup at third base and batting eighth in the order Sunday against the White Sox, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

The quad contusion that Cuthbert sustained in Saturday's comeback win over the White Sox was only a minor one, so he'll be back in the lineup a day later and shouldn't face many limitations. Cuthbert looks to be entrenched as the Royals' regular third baseman the rest of the season following Mike Moustakas' ACL tear, but as a corner infielder with limited pop and barely over 100 career at-bats at the big-league level, it's tough to count on Cuthbert to become a major fantasy asset at his position.

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Chase Headley
Yankees' Chase Headley: Gets day off Sunday
Chase Headley, 3B, NYY
9:38 AM
News: Headley is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Following an awful April, Headley has gotten his act together in May, batting .303 with three homers and nine RBI over 76 at-bats. His hot streak has solidified his spot in the Yankees' regular lineup, but manager Joe Girardi will give the veteran a day of rest for the series finale. Ronnie Torreyes will make the start at the hot corner in Headley's place.

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Danny Valencia
Athletics' Danny Valencia: Tallies three hits, including homer, in Saturday blowout
Danny Valencia, 3B, OAK
3:22 AM
News: Valencia went 3-for-4 with a solo homer, walk and three runs scored in Saturday's 12-3 victory over the Tigers.

The 31-year-old launched a solo shot, his seventh, off Tigers starter Matt Boyd in the fourth, his first gopher ball since May 17. Valencia continues to punish left-handed pitching in particular, amassing a .371 average and five homers on the season against southpaws. He's hit well against all comers however, as he's now slashing .311/.341/.521 on the season, while frequently hitting out of the clean-up spot.

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Adrian Beltre
Rangers' Adrian Beltre: Homers for second straight games versus Pirates
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX
5/28/2016
News: Beltre went 1-for-3 and homered for the second time in as many games against the Pirates on Saturday.

He is 3-for-7 with a solo shot and a two-run bomb in the weekend series versus Pittsburgh. They were his eighth and ninth homers of the year. Beltre is also hitting .270 with 34 RBI and 23 runs in 185 at-bats.

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Evan Longoria
Rays' Evan Longoria: Drives in four runs
Evan Longoria, 3B, TB
5/28/2016
News: Longoria went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and four RBI against the Yankees on Saturday.

Longoria drove in a season-high mark in RBI in this game, and he looked locked in at the plate. The veteran third baseman has 12 extra-base hits during May, and he's slugging .511 over that span.

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Todd Frazier
White Sox's Todd Frazier: Smacks 15th homer in Friday loss
Todd Frazier, 3B, CHW
5/28/2016
News: Frazier went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in Friday's 7-5 loss to the Royals.

The veteran entered into a three-way tie with the Orioles' Mark Trumbo and the Mets' Yoenis Cespedes for the league lead in homers, launching a solo blast in the sixth after Melky Cabrera had blasted a grand slam a batter earlier. Frazier has gone deep eight times during May, including on three occasions in the last six games. He's done a good job of keeping his whiffs down for the most part, as his 17.5 percent strikeout rate is the best of his major league career. However, an atrocious .209 BABIP over his first 206 plate appearances in a White Sox uniform has contributed greatly to his mediocre .235 average to date.

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Nick Castellanos
Tigers' Nick Castellanos: Hits 10th homer of season
Nick Castellanos, 3B, DET
5/28/2016
News: Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a home run against Oakland on Friday.

The third baseman saw a four-game hitting streak two days ago, but he bounced back with a homer so he remains pretty hot at the plate. Castellanos has recorded hits in eight of the last 10 games, and he's gone .333 over that span.

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