Carlos Beltran
Carlos Beltran available again
Carlos Beltran, DH, NYY
9/14/2014
News: Though Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran wasn't in the starting lineup for Sunday night's game at Baltimore, he told ESPN he was available for the contest if needed and that he believes he could start Monday.

Beltran, who hasn't played since Tuesday, recently decided he would wait until the offseason to have surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow.

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David Ortiz
David Ortiz leaves for family issue
David Ortiz, DH, BOS
9/14/2014
News: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz had to leave Sunday's game at Kansas City because of a family emergency, according to the Boston Herald. Ortiz went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts before being replaced by Christian Vazquez.

"He's fine. He got called away from this game," manager John Farrell said. "There was a family emergency that he had to attend to and he jumped on a flight late this afternoon."

Farrell added that Ortiz should rejoin the team Tuesday at Pittsburgh.

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Ryan Raburn
Ryan Raburn suffers hyperextended left knee Saturday
Ryan Raburn, DH, CLE
9/13/2014
News: Indians outfielder Ryan Raburn left Saturday's game against the Tigers with a hyperextended left knee, MLB.com reports. Raburn walked in his first at-bat before leaving the game after three innings. He is hitting .200 with four homers and 22 RBI over 195 at-bats.
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Adam Lind
Adam Lind slugs fifth home run Saturday
Adam Lind, DH, TOR
9/13/2014
News: Blue Jays irst baseman Adam Lind went 2 for 3 with a walk, a home run and three RBI in his team's 6-3 win over the Rays Saturday.

Lind put his team up 3-2 in the third inning on an RBI groundout before coming up big in the seventh with a two-run blast that broke a 3-3 tie and gave the Blue Jays the lead for good. A six-game hitting streak has helped boost Lind's line to .328/.394/.492 to go along with five home runs and 35 home runs in 256 at-bats.

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C.J. Cron
C.J. Cron returns to starting lineup Friday
C.J. Cron, DH, LAA
9/12/2014
News: Angels designated hitter C.J. Cron made his return to the starting lineup Friday night against Houston. Cron was not in the lineup since Monday because of a forearm injury, though he did make a appearance Thursday as a defensive substitute. He has five hits over his first 11 at-bats since being called up in September.
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Adam Dunn
Athletics purge lineup of lefties Thursday against Chris Sale
Adam Dunn, DH, OAK
9/11/2014
News: A matchup against White Sox super southpaw lefty Chris Sale has Athletics left-handed batters Brandon Moss, Adam Dunn and Josh Reddick out of the lineup Thursday.

Moss is batting a respectable .271 against lefties this season and has yet to face Sale in his career. Reddick has struggled to the tune of a .170 average against southpaws this year and is 2 for 11 lifetime against Sale. Dunn is 9 for 55 against lefties in 2014.

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Paul Konerko
Paul Konerko aims to return this weekend
Paul Konerko, DH, CHW
9/10/2014
News: White Sox designated hitter Paul Konerko wants to return to the lineup this weekend, 670thescore.com reports.

Konerko hasn't played since Sept. 2 due to a small fracture in his hand, but he said Wednesday that the hand is feeling better. He has hit .220/.272/.344 with five home runs and 22 RBI in 186 at-bats.

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Victor Martinez
Victor Martinez slugs homer No. 30
Victor Martinez, DH, DET
9/6/2014
News: Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez had another big game Saturday, in a 5-4 loss to the Giants.

Martinez clubbed his 30th home run of the season in the game, a solo shot. He went 3 for 4 overall with one run scored and one driven in, and is now hitting .335/.406/.575 in what has been the most productive season of his career.

 

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Corey Hart
Corey Hart yearning to aid Mariners in quest for playoffs
Corey Hart, DH, SEA
9/5/2014
News: Mariners designated hitter Corey Hart doesn't want to make 2014 a second straight lost season. He understands that the only way to avoid it is to contribute down the stretch of a pennant race.

Hart did that Wednesday night when he slammed a tie-breaking home run in his first at-bat since Aug. 1 in a win at Oakland.

"I told (Lloyd McClendon) that whenever he feels I need to get in there, I'm in there," Hart said via the Tacoma News Tribune. "I just want to be productive when I get up there. Have good at-bats."

Hart has been plagued by injuries for two seasons - he lost all of 2013 with Milwaukee to two major knee surgeries before signing a $6 million free agent contract with Seattle in December that included a slew of performances bonuses. But Hart has been out most of this year with various injuries. He owns a stat line of .201/.274/.322 in just 214 at-bats.

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