Dodgers 3B Justin Turner plays through hand injury, X-rays clean
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Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner
played through a hand injury Wednesday
against the Giants after getting hit by a pitch in the sixth inning.
“It got the tip of my pinkie and didn’t have feeling in it for a couple of innings, but I took some X-rays right away and everything’s good,” Turner said, per the Los Angeles Times.
Turner remained confident after the game he would be able to play Thursday against the Padres.
“It was numb but I knew right away there wasn’t anything broken,” he said.
Phillies might shut down Maikel Franco for rest of season
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Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco
might be shut down for the rest of the season
after his 20-pitch soft toss session did not go as planned Wednesday, according to Philly.com.
Franco experienced discomfort when he swung through the baseball Wednesday. His season could be over, if his wrist doesn't improve in the next week.
"Unless he's 100 percent, we're just going to be careful," interim manager Pete Mackanin said.
Franco swung a bat for the first time Wednesday since he was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a broken wrist Aug. 18.
Mackanin said the chances of Franco playing again this season are "probably 50-50."
Diamondbacks 3B Aaron Hill (hamstring) removed from game
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A hamstring pull
sustained after hitting a two-run double in the seventh inning Tuesday night at Colorado knocked Diamondbacks third baseman Aaron Hill
out the game, per MLB.com. Nick Ahmed
replaced him at second base.
Hill was used as a pinch-hitter.
Diamondbacks INF Phil Gosselin notches four RBI in win Tuesday
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Diamondbacks infielder Phil Gosselin
had a career-day at the plate in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rockies. Gosselin, who started at second base, went 2 for 4 with a double and four RBI in the 6-4 win.
The four RBI are a season-high for Gosselin. In fact, Gosselin had a total of five RBI in his career coming into the game.
Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar returns to lineup on Monday
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Heading into a big three-game series with the Cardinals, The Nationals have gotten a little bit healthier on Monday. Third baseman Yunel Escobar
is back in the starting lineup
, batting fifth while manning the hot corner.
Escobar had not played since leaving Thursday's game with a hand injury following a hit-by-pitch.
Pirates bench Josh Harrison, Jung-Ho Kang on Thursday
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The logjam on the left side of the Pirates infield has both Josh Harrison
and Jung Ho Kang
out of the lineup Thursday at Miami. Aramis Ramirez will play third with Jordy Mercer at short.
Harrison has slumped since his return from injury with two hits in 13 at-bats. Kang, however, has hit safely in six of his last seven starts in maintaining a fine slash line of .289/.364/.457.
Giants 3B Matt Duffy remains in lineup Thursday
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Giants third baseman Matt Duffy
has lost no time to a right ankle sprain that plagued him during the game Wednesday. He is in the lineup Thursday against the Cubs.
The team can ill-afford to lose Duffy, who has been among their most productive hitters. He just had an eight-game hitting streak snapped in which he batted .333 (11-for-33).
Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado gets rare day off Wednesday
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Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado
is not in the starting lineup
for Wednesday's game against the Braves. Arenado hasn't had a day off since early July, so he is long due for a rest day.
Arenado is batting .268 with a home run and eight RBI over his last 10 games. Daniel Descalso will replace Arenado at the hot corner on Wednesday.
Mets 3B David Wright blasts off in first at-bat of dramatic return
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Too bad Mets third baseman David Wright
didn't make his comeback Monday at home. His dramatic entrance would have been far more appropriate closer to Broadway.
Wright slammed a home run in his first at-bat after returning from a four-month stint on the disabled list with a back injury. The blast was the first shot in another comeback attempt - that by his team that eventually succeeded in a dismantling of Philadelphia.
He was far from done. He singled and scored in the fourth and walked and scored in the sixth. He also committed two errors, but there was no room for the negative on the night of his return to action.
3B Kris Bryant blasts two homers in Cubs' win
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News: Kris Bryant
was an offensive force for the red-hot Cubs Sunday, crushing two home runs and driving in three runs in Chicago's 9-3 rout of the Braves.
Bryant's two longballs gave him 19 on the season. He hit a 404-foot, two-run shot to right field in the first inning and then added a solo shot to center in the sixth.
Bryant, like most of the Cubs, has been productive in August, with five homers and 14 RBIs to go along with 24 hits in the month.