Anthony Rendon
Nationals' Anthony Rendon: Homers twice, drives in five in victory
Anthony Rendon, 3B, WAS
5/23/2017
News: Rendon went 3-for-4 with two home runs, three runs and five RBI in Tuesday's 10-1 win over the Mariners.

When Rendon decides to have a game, he has a game. Tuesday's explosion marked the second time in less than a month that he has put up a multi-homer game with at least five RBI. The production hasn't been coming consistently for the Nationals third baseman, though. He hadn't hit a home run or notched an RBI in his last 11 games (46 plate appearances) prior to Tuesday. However, the last time Rendon filled up the box score like this, he hit .333 and drove in eight runs over his next six games, so maybe a similar hot streak is in his future.

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Jose Reyes
Mets' Jose Reyes: Back in action Tuesday
Jose Reyes, 3B, NYM
5/23/2017
News: Reyes (ribs) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres.

Reyes was scratched from Sunday's lineup for precautionary reasons due to soreness in his ribs, but he will return to action Tuesday as expected. He will man the shortstop position and hit second against Padres starter Jhoulys Chacin.

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David Freese
Pirates' David Freese: Heads to bench Tuesday
David Freese, 3B, PIT
5/23/2017
News: Freese is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Braves.

Freese has just three hits this month (3-for-26) since returning from the disabled list, so he'll head to the bench to try and regather himself. Josh Harrison will slide over to third base for the contest, opening up a spot for Alen Hanson to start at second base.

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Maikel Franco
Phillies' Maikel Franco: Takes seat Tuesday
Maikel Franco, 3B, PHI
5/23/2017
News: Franco is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies, Ryan Lawrence of PhillyVoice.com reports.

Despite collecting hits in eight of his last nine games, Franco will head to the bench in favor of Andres Blanco, who will bat fifth and start at third base in his place.

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Eugenio Suarez
Reds' Eugenio Suarez: Heads to bench Tuesday
Eugenio Suarez, 3B, CIN
5/23/2017
News: Suarez is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Indians.

Suarez will head to the bench for just the second time in May as Carlos Carrasco toes the rubber for the Indians. The 25-year-old is off to a healthy start to the season, slashing .297/.374/.544 with nine homers across 158 at-bats (43 games). Scooter Gennett will draw the start at third base in his stead.

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Adonis Garcia
Braves' Adonis Garcia: Running with no issues
Adonis Garcia, 3B, ATL
5/22/2017
News: Garcia (Achilles) was able to run without problems Monday and could make his return when eligible Friday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

This may be one of those injury situations where the club would have waited it out if the DL minimum was still 15 days. Atlanta begins a road trip in San Francisco on Friday; expect Garcia to be back in the lineup for the first game of that series.

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Jhonny Peralta
Cardinals' Jhonny Peralta: Thriving at plate since return
Jhonny Peralta, 3B, STL
5/22/2017
News: Peralta went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run in Sunday's 8-3 win over the Giants, and he's now 4-for-5 since returning from the disabled list due to an illness.

The veteran infielder has looked like a new man at the plate since his return, singling in a pair of pinch-hit appearances in the first two games of the series against the Giants before reaching safely in three of four plate appearances in Sunday's start. Peralta had slashed .120/.185/.120 over his first 27 plate appearances of the season, a stretch that also included a .149 wOBA. However, it's becoming readily apparent that the virus and subsequent reaction to medication that Peralta endured affected his play significantly, and he could certainly revert back to his typical level of production now that he's returned to full health.

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Derek Dietrich
Marlins' Derek Dietrich: Picks up two hits Sunday
Derek Dietrich, 3B, MIA
5/22/2017
News: Dietrich went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

He's now hitting .250/.333/.450 with a homer, four RBI and six runs in 13 games since Martin Prado (hamstring) went back on the DL, numbers in line with Dietrich's career performance. The 27-year-old should see plenty of action while Prado is sidelined, but Dietrich's fantasy utility remains limited to deep mixed and NL-only formats.

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Eduardo Nunez
Giants' Eduardo Nunez: Showing more power
Eduardo Nunez, 3B, SF
5/22/2017
News: Nunez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 8-3 loss to the Cardinals.

The super-utility man stayed hot Sunday, extending his hitting streak to eight games and raising his batting average to .272 in the process. More importantly, Nunez has shown increased power during his recent hot stretch, collecting four extra-base hits and nine RBI dating back to May 14. The 29-year-old's success on the basepaths this season (11 steals) has masked his .370 slugging percentage, but his recent power surge is a friendly reminder that he can be more than a run-of-the-mill speed asset.

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Ryan Schimpf
Padres' Ryan Schimpf: Smacks 10th homer Sunday
Ryan Schimpf, 3B, SD
5/22/2017
News: Schimpf went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

Schimpf returned to the starting lineup with a bang after getting a day off against a southpaw Saturday. A lack of contact earned him a brief stay in manager Andy Green's doghouse earlier in the week, but he appears to have regained his usual platoon role at the hot corner. The 29-year-old's 10 homers rank third among all third basemen (and first among second basemen), but fantasy owners will have to decide whether his .165 batting average is worth the headache.

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