Matt Carpenter and Matt Adams back in the lineup
, 3B, STL
After sitting out with a stomach bug, both Matt Carpenter
and Matt Adams
returned to the Cardinals' starting lineup for Monday's game at the Cubs. Neither player has appeared in a game since Friday.
Pedro Alvarez could return for postseason
, 3B, PIT
Though Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez
, who hasn't played since Sept. 5, has been ruled out for the rest of the regular season, he could potentially return for the NLDS
if the Pirates advance that far, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune
. The Pirates are currently tied with the Giants for the top wild card spot.
Alvarez had lost his starting third base job to Josh Harrison even before the injury, but he had begun transitioning to first base, making five starts there.
For the first time in his major league career, Chris Dominguez
is in the Giants' starting lineup. He is listed as the team's left fielder, as Gregor Blanco was shifted to center field to fill in for the injured Angel Pagan (back).
Dominguez has already appeared in three games for the Giants, and he batted .274 with 21 home runs and 21 stolen bases for Triple-A Fresno.
Juan Uribe makes speedy return
, 3B, LAD
After missing Saturday's game with a minor side injury, Juan Uribe
was back in the Dodgers' starting lineup for Sunday's series finale at the Cubs. He was penciled in as the team's third baseman, hitting in the seventh spot in the order.
Kyle Seager hits three-run bomb Friday
, 3B, SEA
Mariners infielder Kyle Seager
clubbed a three-run homer Friday against the Astros.
Seager struck in the fourth inning. With two men on, he belted an 88 mph sinker out to right center for the three-run shot. Seager also singled earlier in the contest. He finished 2 for 5, with one run scored and three RBI.
Brock Holt to resume baseball activities Friday
, 3B, BOS
Red Sox infielder Brock Holt
is expected to resume baseball activities
on Friday, according to Comcast SportsNet Northeast. Holt has been sidelined since Sept. 5 because of a concussion, which wasn't diagnosed until Sept. 12. He is hitting .281 with four homers and 29 RBI over 449 at-bats.
Report: Nolan Arenado probably finished for season
, 3B, COL
The chest contusion and pneumonia that has sidelined Rockies slugging third baseman Nolan Arenado
have improved, but he has likely played his last game
this season, according to the Denver Post
If Arenado is indeed done, he will finish the year with a stat line of .287/.328/.500 and 18 home runs in 432 at-bats.
Marlins sit corner infielders Thursday
, 3B, MIA
The Marlins are set to sit corner infielders Garrett Jones
and Casey McGehee
in their Thursday night clash against visiting Washington. Jeff Baker has been pegged to start at first with Enrique Hernandez at third.
McGehee is in the midst of a six-game hitting streak.
Jimmy Paredes making impact with strong run
, 3B, BAL
Third baseman Jimmy Paredes
has received significant work and has taken advantage of it since arriving with the Orioles in late August.
Paredes has received an increasing number of plate appearances, particularly since the loss of Chris Davis to a drug suspension. He has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games with 13 hits, including two home runs, in 33 at-bats. He has eight RBI and seven runs scored during that stretch.
He boasts a tremendous stat line of .358/.383/.578.
Evan Longoria belts his 22nd home run Wednesday
, 3B, TB
Rays third baseman Evan Longoria
clubbed his 22nd home run Wednesday against the Yankees.
Longoria struck in the fourth inning. With the bases empty, Longoria belted a 93 mph fastball out to center for the solo shot. Longoria would drive in another run in his next at-bat on a groundout. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI.