Adrian Beltre
Adrian Beltre homers, reaches base three times
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX
7/27/2014
News: Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre reached base three times in Sunday's loss to the Athletics.

Beltre doubled in the third and launched a solo home run in the eighth inning. He finished 2 for 3 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI in a 9-3 victory. He owns a .324/.369/.519 slash line with 15 homers and 55 RBI in 349 at-bats.

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Juan Francisco
Juan Francisco clubs 16th home run
Juan Francisco, 3B, TOR
7/27/2014
News: Blue Jays designated hitter Juan Francisco hit his 16th home run Sunday against the Yankees. 

In the fifth inning, Francisco belted an 83 mph curveball from Shane Greene out to right for the solo shot. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and one RBI. 

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Chase Headley
Chase Headley hits first home run with his new club
Chase Headley, 3B, NYY
7/27/2014
News: Yankees third baseman Chase Headley hit his first home run with the Yankees Sunday.

Headley struck in the bottom of the fifth inning. With the bases empty, he sent a 92 mph fastball from J.A. Happ out to left for the solo shot. It was Headley's only hit of the game. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and one RBI. 

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Lonnie Chisenhall
Lonnie Chisenhall sits out again Sunday
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, CLE
7/27/2014
News: Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall missed a second straight game Sunday at Kansas City due to an illness. Mike Aviles once again started at third base for Cleveland.
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Josh Donaldson
Josh Donaldson connects for 22nd home run
Josh Donaldson, 3B, OAK
7/27/2014
News: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson connected for his 22nd home run during a 5-1 win Saturday at Texas. Donaldson led off the seventh inning with a home run off Nate Adcock to give Oakland a 4-1 lead.

Donaldson has homered four times in July and three times in his last 12 games. He is batting .295 with a .545 slugging percentage, .930 OPS, two doubles, 10 RBI and 10 runs in his last 12 games.

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Manny Machado
Manny Machado healthy enough to return Saturday
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL
7/26/2014
News: Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is back in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Mariners, after he missed four due to a back injury. This is the first game Machado has appeared in since Monday. 
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Mike Moustakas
Mike Moustakas hits Mendoza Line with homer Friday night
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC
7/26/2014
News: Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has pretty much struggled against every team but the Indians this season. He slugged his sixth home run against their AL Central rival in 2014 on Friday, a solo blast in the second inning.

Moustakas is now on a season-high five-game hitting streak to raise his batting average to .200 for the first time this year. He is 7 for 18 during that stretch.

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Trevor Plouffe
Trevor Plouffe not in Friday lineup for Twins
Trevor Plouffe, 3B, MIN
7/25/2014
News: Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe is catching a break Friday against the visiting White Sox. Eduardo Nunez is set to man the position instead.

Plouffe has been steady but far from spectacular lately. He has one hit in six of his last seven games and owns a .243/.314/.409 stat line on the year.

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Will Middlebrooks
Red Sox need to free up PT before Will Middlebrooks returns
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS
7/24/2014
News: Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks (finger) is heating up offensively during his rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket, hitting safely in five straight games. He's had mutliple hits three times and homered twice in that span.

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Middlebrooks continues to improve, but he has no timetable for his return to the majors, per MLB.com. With Stephen Drew, Xander Bogaerts and Brock Holt rotating on the left side of the infield, the Red Sox are going to have to clear up some playing time for Middlebrooks before he's activated off the disabled list.

"We've communicated this clearly to Will," Farrell said. "He's very well aware of the need to get regular at-bats. We've got to do some things to maybe adjust the roster to accommodate that. Whether that happens naturally this upcoming week, that remains to be seen -- with roster adjustments or any potential trades.

"Before even saying anything about that, I'd be getting way too far ahead of myself. But more importantly, Will is healthy, swinging the bat well and playing daily."

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Brock Holt
Red Sox praise Brock Holt for versatility
Brock Holt, 3B, BOS
7/24/2014
News: Red Sox infielder/outfielder Brock Holt made his first start at second base Thursday at Toronto, becoming the first player in franchise history to start at every position besides pitcher and catcher.

Though, manager John Farrell said he has no plans to give Holt a start behind the plate any time soon.

"He's done a great job, there's no doubt," Farrell said, per MLB.com. "We like to think that because of injuries, it's opened up and created some opportunities for him. If we had our choice, we would've liked to avoid all that. ... But in light of what's taken place this year, it's one of the better stories. [He's] a guy we can plan around in a number of ways as we go forward."

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