Wright has been dealing with a neck injury, but was able to take batting practice Thursday. He missed three days due to the issue. Wright is hitting .266/.324/.368 over 489 at-bats.Analysis:
Paredes was acquired from the Royals prior to the trade deadline, and was hitting .258/.286/.394 in 132 at-bats for Norfolk since.Analysis:
The reason for the move is not because the team is disappointed with Frazier's defensive play at third base, but rather than utility infielder Kristopher Negron has been too hot to keep out of the lineup recently.
"I haven't really talked to [Price] about it, but with Negron doing so well, why not?" Frazier told MLB.com. "He's a great defender. He's a great utility guy. You want to put the guy in that's hot right now. You have Skip [Schumaker] doing well too."
Frazier has played 27 times at first base this season, including 22 starts. The absence of Joey Votto has been the main reason he has seen more time at first, after appearing there in no games a year ago.Analysis:
Seager had just one hit in the game, a solo home run in the ninth inning well after the game was decided. He went 1 for 4 with one RBI as he clubbed his 20th home run of the season.
Seager is now just two homers and five RBI shy of his career-highs, with more than a month left in the season. He is hitting .275/.344/.471 with 81 RBI in 129 games.Analysis:
Chisenhall had just one hit in the game, going 1 for 4, but it was his first home run since Aug. 4, a solo shot in the seventh inning to tie the game. He finished the game with one run scored and one driven in, while striking out once as well.
Chisenhall has struggled mightily in the month of August, hitting just .221/.264/.397 with three home runs and seven RBI, but he does have six hits over his last four games.Analysis:
Plouffe is 28 for 89 this month with three home runs, 20 RBI and 14 runs scored. His current 11-for-28 run has improved his stat line on the season to .251/.317/.417 with 10 home runs and a career-high 65 RBI.Analysis:
Valbuena scored the first run of the game with his second-inning home run, which was immediately followed by another home run by outfielder Jorge Soler in his major-league debut. Valbuena has hit .241/.322/.428 with 13 home runs and 43 RBI in 381 at-bats.Analysis:
Uribe has been recovering from a hamstring strain. He'll return to a .293/.320/.411 line with six home runs and 35 RBI in 304 at-bats.Analysis:
Machado's timetable remains the same following the surgery. The club expects Machado to be ready by spring training. Machado missed time early in the season while recovering from surgery on his other knee. He hit .278/.324/.431 over 327 at-bats.Analysis: