Jhonny Peralta
Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta: Not in Sunday's lineup
Jhonny Peralta, 3B, STL
1:04 PM
News: Peralta is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

Peralta was likely overdue for a day off, as he had started 13 straight games for St. Louis, and 15 of the last 16 overall since returning from the DL. In his stead, Jedd Gyorko will take over at the hot corner.

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Chase d'Arnaud
Braves' Chase d'Arnaud: Falls back into bench role
Chase d'Arnaud, 3B, ATL
11:48 AM
News: D'Arnaud is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets.

D'Arnaud was off to a hot start during his tenure with the Braves, but has fizzled out of late and has seems to have lost his starting job to Adonis Garcia, who will start for the third straight game. Furthermore, Jace Peterson seems to have settled in as the Braves' everyday option at second baseman and as their leadoff hitter, closing off another avenue to playing time for d'Arnaud.

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Tommy La Stella
Cubs' Tommy La Stella: Rehab assignment on tap
Tommy La Stella, 3B, CHC
10:56 AM
News: La Stella (hamstring) is headed to Triple-A Iowa to begin a rehab assignment, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

La Stella hasn't seen live game action in nearly three weeks, so it's a step in the right direction for the 27-year-old. Although he saw sporadic starts earlier this year, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Cubs purposefully extend this rehab assignment due to the current amount of infield depth.

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Javier Baez
Cubs' Javier Baez: Not in Sunday's lineup
Javier Baez, 3B, CHC
9:26 AM
News: Baez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

Baez has made it into the starting lineup for four straight games (at three separate positions), but he'll take a seat for Sunday's afternoon matchup with Jose Fernandez and the Marlins. The young infielder was 0-for-4 with a strikeout Saturday to snap a two-game hitting streak, and is batting .268 in the month of June.

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Ryan Schimpf
Padres' Ryan Schimpf: Gets back in lineup
Ryan Schimpf, 3B, SD
9:14 AM
News: Schimpf will return to the lineup and start at second base Sunday against the Reds, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

With the Reds starting left-handed pitchers in each of the first three games of the series, Schimpf was confined to the bench in favor of Adam Rosales. The duo continues to work in a platoon at second base, but since most of the league's starters are right-handed, Schmipf figures to see the bulk of the starts due to his left-handedness. He'll slot in at sixth in the Padres' lineup Sunday.

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Adam Rosales
Padres' Adam Rosales: Hits bench following three starts in a row
Adam Rosales, 3B, SD
9:12 AM
News: Rosales is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Rosales had logged the last three starts at second base, as the Reds had brought three lefties to the mound in a row. For the time being, it appears manager Andy Green is content to roll out a platoon of Rosales and Ryan Schimpf at the keystone until Cory Spangenberg (quad) returns from the DL, likely around the All-Star break. As the right-handed hitter of the two, Rosales generally should be expected to see fewer at-bats than Schimpf.

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Martin Prado
Marlins' Martin Prado: Breaks out of slump with two-hit effort
Martin Prado, 3B, MIA
5:12 AM
News: Prado went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and two runs in Saturday's 9-6 victory over the Cubs.

The veteran third baseman had been in the midst of a rare slump entering Saturday, having gone 2-for-21 over the previous six games. Prado bounced back with his eighth multi-hit game of June, and first such effort since June 14. Despite the recent struggles, his season line sits at a stellar .314/.362/.404.

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Conor Gillaspie
Giants' Conor Gillaspie: Not in Saturday's lineup
Conor Gillaspie, 3B, SF
6/25/2016
News: Gillaspie is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Phillies.

Switch-hitter Ramiro Pena will step in at hot corner against right-hander Jeremy Hellickson, pushing Gillaspie to the bench following back-to-back starts. Gillaspie and Pena appear in line to continue splitting third base duties with Matt Duffy (Achilles) out through the All-Star break, but it does not look like it will be a strict platoon.

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Jung Ho Kang
Pirates' Jung Ho Kang: Not in Saturday's lineup
Jung Ho Kang, 3B, PIT
6/25/2016
News: Kang is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Kang will give way to David Freese at third base after making three consecutive starts, as the Pirates continue to get him regular maintenance for his surgically-repaired knee. The 29-year-old homered in Friday's win, his second in three games and 11th in just 41 games this season. He is tied for sixth among NL third basemen in home runs.

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Jake Lamb
Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb: Not in Saturday's lineup
Jake Lamb, 3B, ARI
6/25/2016
News: Lamb is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rockies.

Brandon Drury will replace Lamb at third base with a lefty (Jorge De La Rosa) on the mound for the opposition, as he did the last time the Diamondbacks faced a southpaw. Lamb is batting .208/.339/.458 against left-handed pitching this season and it looks like he will remain in a platoon for the foreseeable future.

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