Rafael Devers
Red Sox's Rafael Devers: Nursing sore knee
Rafael Devers, 3B, BOS
3:28 PM
News: Devers is nursing a sore left knee and is expected to sit out a couple games this week at Double-A Portland, Kevin Thomas of The Portland Press Herald reports.

The injury doesn't sound like a major concern for Devers, but it should just about extinguish any hope that the Red Sox's top prospect would join the big club before the All-Star break. The big club has received little production from its third basemen this season, but with longtime MLB veteran Jhonny Peralta waiting in the wings at Triple-A Pawtucket and another well-regarded corner-infield prospect on hand at Portland in Michael Chavis, Devers might not be first in line for a promotion if the Red Sox want to try their luck with one of their minor-league options at the hot corner.

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Jeimer Candelario
Cubs' Jeimer Candelario: Recalled from Triple-A
Jeimer Candelario, 3B, CHC
2:39 PM
News: Candelario was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Monday. He is starting at third base and batting sixth against the Nationals.

With Addison Russell dealing with a shoulder injury, Candelario was added to the Cubs' roster ahead of Monday's series opener with the Nationals to offer some extra infield depth. The 23-year-old was slashing .274/.366/.520 with Iowa before being promoted to the big-leagues. He could be headed back to Iowa once Russell is healthy enough to return.

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Joey Gallo
Rangers' Joey Gallo: Back in lineup Monday
Joey Gallo, 3B, TEX
2:38 PM
News: Gallo is starting at first base and batting ninth Monday against the Indians.

Gallo returns to action after taking two days off due to a tweaked hamstring, as doctors confirmed the strain was nothing serious. The 23-year-old is hitting just .155 at the plate this month, numbers he will seek to improve upon against Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco.

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Drew Robinson
Rangers' Drew Robinson: Sent to Triple-A
Drew Robinson, 3B, TEX
2:33 PM
News: Robinson was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.

It was a short, productive stay in the big leagues for Robinson, who was called up last Friday and went 2-for-4 with a home run Sunday, his lone appearance with the team. He returns to Triple-A for the time being, where he is hitting .273 with 11 home runs this season, though a more extensive call-up may be in store down the line.

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Deven Marrero
Red Sox's Deven Marrero: Takes seat Monday
Deven Marrero, 3B, BOS
2:29 PM
News: Marrero is out of the lineup Monday against the Twins, Tim Britton of The Providence Journal reports.

With both Josh Rutledge (concussion) and Pablo Sandoval (ear) sidelined in recent days, Marrero has taken over as the Red Sox's primary third baseman. His defensive abilities may allow him to stick around in a near-everyday role until Boston reclaims some health at the position, but Marrero will face an uphill battle to fantasy relevance while he maintains a sub-.200 on-base percentage for the season. Tzu-Wei Lin is spelling him in the field in the series opener.

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Greg Garcia
Cardinals' Greg Garcia: Plates a pair in Sunday's win
Greg Garcia, 3B, STL
1:32 PM
News: Garcia went 1-for-2 with a two-run single in Sunday's 8-4 win over the Pirates.

The struggling utility man came through with a timely hit in the second that opened the scoring on the night. It was only the second time that Garcia has hit safely in June, as his monthly line remains an unsightly .065/.237/.065. However, given the .276 average he mustered in 2016, the 27-year-old figures to progressively snap out of his current slump with additional playing time.

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Adrian Beltre
Rangers' Adrian Beltre: Belts third homer in Sunday's win
Adrian Beltre, 3B, ALA
8:57 AM
News: Beltre went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 7-6 win over the Yankees.

Beltre's first-inning blast led the long-ball parade against Yankees starter Michael Pineda, who was chased after four innings upon serving up three home runs. After missing most of the first two months of the season with a calf injury, Beltre has shown few signs of rust since returning to action in late May. His .843 OPS through 22 games this season is roughly in line with his career mark.

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Nicholas Castellanos
Tigers' Nick Castellanos: Goes deep Sunday
Nicholas Castellanos, 3B, DET
8:33 AM
News: Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Padres.

The blast was the young third baseman's ninth this season. After launching 18 home runs in just 411 at-bats and posting a .285 average last season, Castellanos owners were probably expecting more than nine home runs and a .238 average at this point. However, he's been hot in June, slashing .309/.364/.580 and blasting five home runs, and should return solid value moving forward.

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Yandy Diaz
Indians' Yandy Diaz: Activated from Triple-A DL
Yandy Diaz, 3B, CLE
8:09 AM
News: Diaz (quad) was activated Monday from the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Columbus.

Diaz was sidelined for a little over two weeks with the quad strain, but with all sound on the health front, it's expected that he'll slide back into an everyday role with Columbus. The third baseman-outfielder is hitting .318/.438/.439 over 163 plate appearances with the Triple-A club this season.

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Kaleb Cowart
Angels' Kaleb Cowart: Drives in two Sunday
Kaleb Cowart, 3B, LAA
12:52 AM
News: Cowart went 2-for-3 with a double and a pair of RBI in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.

The utility infielder was promoted to the majors and immediately delivered while filling in for Yunel Escobar (thumb). Escobar was seen playing catch on the field prior to Sunday's contest, so he may not require much more time off. That said, the Angels' offensive struggles at the keystone could open up playing time for Cowart. The 25-year-old slashed a healthy .315/.387/.467 with seven home runs and 15 steals in 68 games with Triple-A Salt Lake.

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