Adam Dunn
Adam Dunn slugs 17th home run Wednesday
Adam Dunn, DH, CHW
7/30/2014
News: White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 7-2 loss to the Tigers Wednesday.

Dunn has homered in back-to-back games against the Tigers, and he's swatted five home runs in July to match his season high for monthly home-run production. He has hit .230/.362/.450 with 17 home runs and 44 RBI in 300 at-bats.

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David Ortiz
David Ortiz set to sit Wednesday against lefty
David Ortiz, DH, BOS
7/30/2014
News: A matchup against Toronto left-hander Mark Buehrle has Red Sox slugger David Ortiz out of the lineup Wednesday. Mike Napoli is to serve as the designated hitter instead.

Ortiz has been on a power surge with five home runs in the last nine games.

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Chris Carter
Illness costs Chris Carter lineup spot against Athletics
Chris Carter, DH, HOU
7/30/2014
News: Astros outfielder Chris Carter, who has slumped a bit after a hot streak, has been scratched from the Wednesday afternoon lineup against visiting Oakland with an illness.

Carter has one hit in his last 12 at-bats, is on a roll in general with two home runs and nine RBI in his last nine games.

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Billy Butler
Ned Yost: Billy Butler is our DH if he continues to hit
Billy Butler, DH, KC
7/30/2014
News: Royals designated hitter Billy Butler is still under the miscroscope despite his recent surge. He must keep hitting to remain a starter.

"If Billy keeps hitting, Billy's going to DH," Ned Yost told the Kansas City Star.

Butler played the role of hero in the weekend series against Cleveland with six hits, including two home runs, and five RBI to help his team win three of four. But he took the collar Tuesday night.

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Adam Lind
Pain in foot a setback for Adam Lind in rehab
Adam Lind, DH, TOR
7/29/2014
News: Blue Jays designated hitter Adam Lind felt pain in his foot while running, a development that has pushed back his timetable for returning from an injury that landed him on the disabled list.

Lind, who is in Florida rehabbing from a broken foot, was anticipating rejoining the Blue Jays as early as Thursday. He has not played since July 7.

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Carlos Beltran
Carlos Beltran could play the field during road trip
Carlos Beltran, DH, NYY
7/28/2014
News: Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran has increased to throwing at 100-120 feet, according to MLB.com on Monday. Manager Joe Girardi remains hopeful that he could play the outfield during the team's current road trip. Beltran has been limited to a role as a designated hitter because of the injury.

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Alberto Callaspo
Nate Freiman optioned as Alberto Callaspo comes off DL
Alberto Callaspo, DH, OAK
7/27/2014
News: The Athletics announced prior to Sunday's game at Texas they activated infielder Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) off the 15-day disabled list. First baseman Nate Freiman was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento to clear a roster spot.
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Kendrys Morales
Kendrys Morales hitting fourth in first game back with M's
Kendrys Morales, DH, SEA
7/25/2014
News: Mariners designated hitter Kendrys Morales is hitting fourth Friday.

Morales was reacquired by Seattle, and was expected to hit in the middle of the order. Kyle Seager moved down to the fifth spot to accomodate Morales. In 154 at-bats, Morales is hitting .234/.259/.325. 

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Jesus Montero
Jesus Montero boomerangs back to Tacoma
Jesus Montero, DH, SEA
7/25/2014
News: It took all of one day for Mariners catcher Jesus Montero to be sent down after a promotion. He was officially demoted Friday to Triple-A Tacoma to make room on the roster for newcomer Kendrys Morales.

Montero did not take advantage of his brief time with Seattle, going 0 for 3 Thursday.

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Delmon Young
Delmon Young's homer leads Orioles to win
Delmon Young, DH, BAL
7/25/2014
News: Orioles outfielder Delmon Young showed some rare power Thursday, as he carried the team to a 4-0 win over the Mariners.  

Young started his first game in more than two weeks, and made it count. He went 2 for 4 with a home run, and drove in three runs with a third-inning home run, his fourth of the season.

The Home run was Young's first since June 16. He is hitting .317/.344/.455 with four home runs and 14 RBI in 123 at-bats.

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