Conor Gillaspie
Giants' Conor Gillaspie: Homers in loss to Cincinnati
Conor Gillaspie, 3B, SF
8:09 PM
News: Gillaspie received his first start of the season and delivered with a solo homer in Wednesday's loss to the Reds.

Gillaspie had been used primarily as a pinch-hitter since being called up April 22, but due to Joe Panik's (groin) injury, he was the first infielder to replace a resting starter (Matt Duffy). Barring any additional injuries, Gillaspie will continue to be used in a bench role going forward.

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Jake Lamb
Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb: Back in lineup Wednesday
Jake Lamb, 3B, ARI
3:05 PM
News: Lamb is back in the starting lineup Wednesday, batting second and playing third base.

Lamb sat out the past three games, partially due to a sore shoulder and partially due to the scorching hot bat Brandon Drury has been swinging as of late. The Diamondbacks decided to slot Drury into the lineup in right field, opening a spot for Lamb to make his return. It'll be interesting to see how the playing time situation between the two of them plays out over the next few weeks considering they're both playing so well, but it'll probably be tough for Arizona to leave either one of them on the bench during this stretch.

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Eugenio Suarez
Reds' Eugenio Suarez: Records three-hit game against Giants
Eugenio Suarez, 3B, CIN
2:59 PM
News: Suarez went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI against the Giants on Wednesday.

After nailing four homers in the first six games, the bomb was just his second blast since April 10. After mostly hitting second in April, Red manager Bryan Price moved Suarez down to the six-spot before Sunday's game. Although it's still unclear whether he will stay there, Suarez should get more RBI opportunities (but fewer at-bats) hitting sixth.

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Yangervis Solarte
Padres' Yangervis Solarte: Progresses to running and taking batting practice
Yangervis Solarte, 3B, SD
2:45 PM
News: Solarte (hamstring) has progressed to running and taking batting practice in his rehab process, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

Manager Andy Green said that both he and Cory Spangenberg are making slow progress in their rehab, but this is still an improvement from last week when it was reported that Solarte was not close to returning. That being said, there still is no timetable for the 28-year-old to begin a rehab assignment, so there's still a ways for him to go in his recovery.

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Matt Carpenter
Cardinals' Matt Carpenter: Out of lineup Wednesday
Matt Carpenter, 3B, STL
1:59 PM
News: Carpenter is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Phillies.

This appears to be a regular day off for Carpenter, as the 30-year-old hasn't had a day off yet this season. Ruben Tejada will fill in for him at the hot corner Wednesday.

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Hector Olivera
Braves' Hector Olivera: Paid leave extended
Hector Olivera, 3B, ATL
1:47 PM
News: Olivera (suspension) had his paid leave extended again Wednesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Major League Baseball needed more time to investigate the situation surrounding Olivera, so he'll get some more time on paid leave as a result of this. That being said, there's a decent chance that the 31-year-old could be suspended after commissioner Rob Manfred is done investigating, meaning that Olivera will miss even more time than he already has a result of the investigation.

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Matt Duffy
Giants' Matt Duffy: Not in lineup Wednesday
Matt Duffy, 3B, SF
9:37 AM
News: Duffy is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Reds.

It's only the second day off of the season for Duffy, who's hitting .241 with a pair of homers and nine RBI as the everyday third baseman. He'll be replaced Wednesday by Conor Gillaspie, who will hit sixth in the order.

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David Wright
Mets' David Wright: Day off Wednesday
David Wright, 3B, NYM
9:15 AM
News: Wright is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Braves.

Wright reached base 10 time over his last four games, but the veteran will get the day off with the Mets playing an early afternoon game Wednesday. Wilmer Flores will man the hot corner in Wright's place.

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Tommy La Stella
Cubs' Tommy La Stella: Start at second base Wednesday
Tommy La Stella, 3B, CHC
8:37 AM
News: La Stella is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Pirates.

La Stella is 0-for-8 in May, but he still owns a .963 OPS against right-handers this season, and will face one Wednesday in Juan Nicasio. La Stella will man the keystone and hit second in the Cubs' batting order.

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Anthony Rendon
Nationals' Anthony Rendon: Hits first home run against Royals
Anthony Rendon, 3B, WAS
2:23 AM
News: Rendon hit his first home run, a solo blast, and walked in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

Rendon now has a five-game hitting streak as he is starting to show some life after a brutal start to the season. He is still hitting just .240/.307/.317, but he has raised his OPS by 50 points over the past five games. Rendon is off the schneid, but his power production remains a big question mark going forward. He has just six home runs in his past 105 games (411 at-bats) after hitting 21 in his rookie season in 2014 (153 games, 613 at-bats).

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