Javier Baez
Cubs' Javier Baez: Smacks eight homer of year Thursday
Javier Baez, 3B, CHC
6/30/2016
News: Baez went 2-for-5 with a solo homer Thursday at the Mets.

Baez's eighth bomb of the year gave the Cubs a 3-0 lead in a game they'd go on to lose. He's now hit safely in six of his last seven games, and he's slashing .269/.311/.456.

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Kris Bryant
Cubs' Kris Bryant: Crushes 22nd bomb of season Thursday
Kris Bryant, 3B, CHC
6/30/2016
News: Bryant went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer Thursday at the Mets.

Bryant's 22nd blast of the year gave the Cubs a two-run lead in the first inning of a game they'd go on to lose. He now has seven homers over his last 13 games to raise his slugging percentage to .564.

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Todd Frazier
White Sox's Todd Frazier: Ties MLB lead with 23rd home run Thursday
Todd Frazier, 3B, CHW
6/30/2016
News: Frazier (1-for-4) tied the MLB lead with his 23rd home run in Thursday's game against the Twins.

Frazier, who entered the day one homer behind major league leader Mark Trumbo of Baltimore, pulled a changeup from Tommy Milone into the bullpen to lead off the second inning. Entering the season, many were split on how Frazier's move to Chicago would work out. He seems to have settled that debate quickly, as the third baseman is on pace to blow past his career highs in homeruns (35) and RBI (89) -- both set a season ago in Cincinnati.

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Ramiro Pena
Giants' Ramiro Pena: Diagnosed with ankle sprain
Ramiro Pena, 3B, SF
6/30/2016
News: Pena has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

A collision with Mac Williamson in shallow right field Wednesday left Pena limping, but an MRI revealed no structural damage. The Giants will have to play a man down for a little while, with Pena expected to need 5-to-7 days before returning to the field, although there's some hope he will be available to pinch hit at some point this weekend.

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Matt Davidson
White Sox's Matt Davidson: Suffers broken foot Thursday
Matt Davidson, 3B, CHW
6/30/2016
News: Davidson (foot) fractured his right foot during Thursday's win against the Twins, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

Davidson was called up to the White Sox prior to the game against Minnesota, and went 1-for-2 with one RBI before coming out of the game in the sixth inning. Before Thursday's game, Davidson had not played in a major league contest since 2013 with the Diamondbacks. Davidson will miss significant time with this injury, and will not be back until late August at the earliest. He will be reevaluated by team doctors Friday.

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Cheslor Cuthbert
Royals' Cheslor Cuthbert: Out of Thursday's lineup
Cheslor Cuthbert, 3B, KC
6/30/2016
News: Cuthbert is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cardinals, Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.

Cuthbert will get a day off Thursday after starting the last 25 games for the Royals. In his place, Christian Colon will slide over and man the hot corner against Mike Leake and the Cardinals for the series finale of the rivalry series. Cuthbert will most likely return to the lineup for Friday's series opener in Philadelphia.

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D.J. Peterson
Mariners' D.J. Peterson: Promoted to Triple-A Tacoma
D.J. Peterson, 3B, SEA
6/30/2016
News: Peterson has been promoted to Triple-A Tacoma, seattlepi.com reports.

The 12th overall pick in the 2013 entry draft, Peterson has bounced back strong from a disappointing 2015 campaign, posting a .271/.340/.466 slash line in 73 games for Double-A Jackson. He played four games with Triple-A Tacoma last season but has otherwise spent most of his minor league career at the High-A or Double-A levels. Though the Mariners likely want to keep him in Triple-A ball for an extended period, Peterson might still emerge as a candidate for a September call-up.

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Luis Valbuena
Astros' Luis Valbuena: Homers Wednesday, hitting .326 over last 30 days
Luis Valbuena, 3B, HOU
6/30/2016
News: Valbuena went 1-for-2 with two walks, a home run and two runs scored during Wednesday's 10-4 win over the Angels.

The Astros were lacking offensive production from the hot-corner earlier this season, but Valbuena is hitting .326/.445/.539 with four homers, 12 RBI and 19 walks over the last 30 days. His nine home runs are well behind the 25 he hit last season, but he's getting on base (.359) at a much higher clip and his .809 OPS is currently the best of his career.

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David Freese
Pirates' David Freese: Swats seventh homer Wednesday
David Freese, 3B, PIT
6/30/2016
News: Freese went 2-for-5 with a solo home run -- his seventh of the season -- during Wednesday's 8-1 win at Seattle.

On a night when the top of the Pirates' lineup struggled (2-for-15), Freese delivered as the cleanup hitter. The 33-year-old is hitting .287/.361/.448 with seven homers and 32 RBI this season, however he's just 10-for-42 (.238) over the last 14 days.

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Adrian Beltre
Rangers' Adrian Beltre: Swats 12th homer of year Wednesday
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX
6/29/2016
News: Beltre went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Wednesday at the Yankees.

Beltre's 12th blast of the season gave the Rangers a 7-2 lead in the eighth inning, although they'd end up blowing the lead in the ninth inning to lose the contest. He's now hit safely in eight straight games, and he's slashing .284/.333/.464.

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