Kris Bryant
Scuffling Cubs 3B Kris Bryant out of Thursday lineup
Kris Bryant, 3B, CHC
4:05 PM
News: Struggling Cubs rookie third baseman Kris Bryant has been benched for the Thursday night game in Milwaukee.

Bryant is hitless in four of his last five games and has just one multi-hit performance since July 4. He has just nine hits in his last 68 at-bats. His .249 average is at its lowest point since May 10.


Todd Frazier
Scuffling Reds 3B Todd Frazier set to sit Thursday
Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN
12:29 PM
News: Reds slugger Todd Frazier is not in the lineup for the Thursday night game against Pittsburgh. There has been no word of any physical issue.

He is in a mini-slump with just three hits in his last 27 at-bats. His .271 average is at its lowest point since June 5.


Justin Turner
Dodgers' Justin Turner (leg) remains unavailable on Wednesday
Justin Turner, 3B, LAD
News: Perhaps unsurprisingly, Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner remains out of the starting lineup for Wednesday's clash with the A's. Turner was admitted to the emergency room on Tuesday with a skin infection on his leg. 

The Dodgers have not provided a current status update on Turner's condition, but it seems unlikely he would be available for Wednesday's game.

Alex Guerrero, who has been bothered by a stiff back, will make his first start at the hot corner since May 24. He'll bat eighth in the order. 


Jung Ho Kang
Jung Ho Kang homers in back-to-back games for Pirates
Jung Ho Kang, 3B, PIT
News: Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang had a terrific day at the plate in Wednesday's 10-4 win over the Twins. Kang went 3 for 4 and belted a solo home run in the second inning to give the Pirates a quick 1-0 lead.

The home run was Kang's seventh of the year, and his second in as many games. The Pirates' rookie has been taking full advantage of his increased playing time. Kang is batting .474 with the two home runs over his past 10 games.


Martin Prado
Marlins 3B Martin Prado reaches base four times on Tuesday
Martin Prado, 3B, MIA
News: Marlins third baseman Martin Prado had himself a perfect night at the plate in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Nationals. Prado went 3 for 3 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored in the game.

All three hits were singles for Prado, who is batting .333 in 11 games since returning from the disabled list on July 17.


David Wright
Mets' David Wright begins baseball activities Tuesday
David Wright, 3B, NYM
News: Mets third baseman David Wright was able to take grounders, hit and do some running Tuesday, the team announced.

Wright has been sidelined since April with a back issue, but manager Terry Collins said he expects Wright to return this season.

"I think David Wright will be in our lineup by the end of the season," Collins said.


Donovan Solano
Marlins reinstate Dee Gordon from DL; place Solano on paternity list
Donovan Solano, 3B, MIA
News: The Marlins removed second baseman Dee Gordon from the disabled list Tuesday, the team announced.

Gordon had been out since July 11 with a thumb injury. He will bat first and play second in Tuesday's game against the Nationals, reports

With Gordon back on the roster, the team placed infielder Donovan Solano on the paternity list.


Nolan Arenado
Nolan Arenado returns to Rockies' lineup on Sunday
Nolan Arenado, 3B, COL
News: Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado returned to the starting lineup on Sunday. 

Arenado was forced out of Saturday's game in the ninth inning, after getting hit by a pitch. He was considered day-to-day after X-rays on his hand were negative. 


Josh Harrison
Pirates' Josh Harrison taking ground balls
Josh Harrison, 3B, PIT
News: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison is performing baseball activities again as he recovers from thumb surgery. 

Harrison had a procedure in mid-July to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. 

He fielded ground balls before Sunday's game, with a protective glove covering the thumb, per the Pittsburgh Tribune.


Anthony Rendon
Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon given day off Sunday
Anthony Rendon, 3B, WAS
News: The Nationals kept third baseman Anthony Rendon out of Sunday's lineup at Pittsburgh, reports

He was replaced at third by Yunel Escobar, who will bat fourth. Rendon was recently activated from the disabled list after missing 25 games with a quad strain.


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