Kendrys Morales
Trade doesn't change much for Kendrys Morales
Kendrys Morales, DH, MIN
News: Though Kendrys Morales is certainly capable of making a real contribution in Fantasy, he didn't do it in 39 games with the Twins, batting .234 with one home run and a .584 OPS.

And now with his trade to the Mariners, he's going to Safeco Field, a park known to neutralize a hitter or two. Oh noes!

Relax. We already have an idea how Morales will perform in Seattle considering he was just there last year. Of course, you would have rather seen him go elsewhere -- like to a hitter's park for once -- but if he continues to struggle like he did with the Twins, who don't exactly play in a hitter's haven themselves, the venue won't be the reason why.

After waiting half the year to sign with a team, Morales is now paying the price. While every other player is in midseason form, he's still in spring training mode -- or just coming out of it, anyway, having hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games.

Provided the Mariners stick with him every day and don't fit him into some kind of rotation with Logan Morrison and Corey Hart, he's a good bet for some cheap power numbers down the stretch. Maybe the move to a contender will even spark something in him.


Corey Hart
Logan Morrison, Corey Hart to platoon at first base moving forward
Corey Hart, DH, SEA
News: With the addition of Kendrys Morales on Thursday, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon revealed his first base plans moving forward, reports. The team will use Morales as a designated hitter, with Logan Morrison and Corey Hart platooning at first base.

Morrison has started 31 games this season at first base, compared to only one start for Hart, who was sidelined for most of the season with a hamstring injury.

Jesus Montero
Jesus Montero called up Thursday
Jesus Montero, DH, SEA
News: Mariners infielder Jesus Montero has been called up from Triple-A Thursday.

Montero received 14 at-bats in the majors this season before being sent down to the minors. At Triple-A, he's hit .310 over 303 at-bats. The team had an open roster spot after sending Taijuan Walker to the minors Wednesday.


David Ortiz
David Ortiz considered day-to-day
David Ortiz, DH, BOS
News: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is considered day-to-day with a back injury, according to WEEI.

Ortiz left Thursday's game with back spasms, according to manager John Farrell. He injured himself while trying to check his swing, and was removed from the game. Farrell characterized Ortiz as day-to-day.


Mitch Moreland
Mitch Moreland shifted to 60-day DL
Mitch Moreland, DH, TEX
News: The Rangers cleared up a spot on the 40-man roster Thursday by moving designated hitter Mitch Moreland to the 60-day disabled list. Moreland is out for the season after undergoing ankle reconstruction surgery in June.  

Alberto Callaspo
Alberto Callaspo could be back by Sunday
Alberto Callaspo, DH, OAK
News: Athletics infielder Alberto Callaspo could return as soon as Sunday, according to the Bay Area News Group

Callaspo could go on a quick rehab assignment depending on whether he can avoid any setbacks with his hamstring. Manager Bob Melvin mentioned Sunday as a possible return date for Callaspo. In 282 at-bats, Callaspo is hitting .234/.308/.309.


C.J. Cron
C.J. Cron coming back up Wednesday
C.J. Cron, DH, LAA
News: Angels infielder C.J. Cron has been recalled Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Cron will replace Grant Green on the active roster. Green was placed on the disabled list Wednesday. Cron has received 175 at-bats in the majors this season. He's hitting .269/.297/.480.


Chris Carter
Chris Carter having a pretty productive July
Chris Carter, DH, HOU
News: Astros DH Chris Carter doubled twice for the second straight game during a 3-2 win Tuesday at Oakland. He finished 3 for 5 with two RBI.

Carter has totaled six multi-hit games in July. He is batting .333 (18 for 54) with a .373 on-base percentage, .759 slugging percentage and 1.132 OPS in 14 games this month. He also has five doubles, six home runs, 13 RBI, 11 runs, three walks and 18 strikeouts.


Billy Butler
Billy Butler out, Danny Valencia in Wednesday lineup
Billy Butler, DH, KC
News: The Royals have benched designated hitter Billy Butler on Wednesday against the White Sox in favor of Danny Valencia. Butler continues to struggle, particularly in regard to his power numbers. He has just one home run since June 14 and three doubles since June 19. His .267/.320/.347 stat line pales in comparison to those he has compiled in previous seasons.

Adam Lind
Adam Lind will take batting practice Tuesday
Adam Lind, DH, TOR
News: Blue Jays designated hitter Adam Lind, who's on the DL with a fractured foot, will take batting practice Tuesday in Florida, reports the National Post. Lind could return late this month or early next month.

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