Carlos Beltran
Astros' Carlos Beltran: Goes yard Wednesday
Carlos Beltran, DH, HOU
8/16/2017
News: Beltran went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and two RBI Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Beltran drove in both of his runs against starter Taijuan Walker, taking him deep for a solo shot in the second inning before adding a sac fly in the third. The switch-hitting veteran has provided some pop out of the DH spot with 14 home runs and 23 doubles.

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Robbie Grossman
Twins' Robbie Grossman: Moves to bench Wednesday
Robbie Grossman, DH, MIN
8/16/2017
News: Grossman is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Indians, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Grossman will give way to Eduardo Escobar at designated hitter after going 2-for-19 at the plate over his last five starts. While Grossman has been a boon for those in leagues where on-base percentage is a category thanks to his .367 mark, his statistical portfolio has been otherwise underwhelming this season, making him a low-upside fantasy option in most traditional 5x5 formats.

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Victor Martinez
Tigers' Victor Martinez: Takes seat Wednesday
Victor Martinez, DH, DET
8/16/2017
News: Martinez is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.

The Tigers are eager to limit Miguel Cabrera's duties in the field after the former MVP returned from a two-game absence due to a back injury to play nine innings at first base Tuesday, so he'll slide over to the DH spot Wednesday while Martinez sits. The benching comes at an unfortunate time for Martinez owners with the 38-year-old having delivered three multi-hit performances in his past six starts.

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Albert Pujols
Angels' Albert Pujols: Dropped from lineup Wednesday
Albert Pujols, DH, LAA
8/16/2017
News: Pujols is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

Since he played the field a night earlier and the Angels are still without a DH spot for their second game in Washington, Pujols will take a seat for the day game, allowing C.J. Cron to pick up a start at first base. Pujols, who went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks Tuesday, should rejoin the lineup Friday, when the Angels kick off a three-game set in Baltimore.

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Hanley Ramirez
Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez: Drives in two Tuesday
Hanley Ramirez, DH, BOS
8/15/2017
News: Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, a run scored and two RBI in Tuesday's 10-4 win over the Cardinals.

It's been a shaky second half for Ramirez, who's now hitting .230 (23-for-100) in 25 games since the All-Star break, albeit with five homers and 12 RBI. The 33-year-old isn't going to come close to his 2016 performance, but if he can stay relatively healthy over the final weeks of the season, he could still supply solid fantasy value while hitting in the middle of a potent Red Sox offense.

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Nelson Cruz
Mariners' Nelson Cruz: Keeps mashing in defeat
Nelson Cruz, DH, SEA
8/15/2017
News: Cruz went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 11-3 loss to the Orioles.

Cruz's 29th bomb of the season came in the ninth inning and represented his fifth in the last seven games. The slugger also has a seven-game hitting streak and has reached safely in 11 of 12 games overall in August. Monday's blast also allowed him to already exceed the seven homers he hit during all of July, while his 16 RBI through the aforementioned 12 contests leave him just five short of reaching the 100-RBI milestone for the second straight campaign.

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Edwin Encarnacion
Indians' Edwin Encarnacion: Goes deep twice Monday in Boston
Edwin Encarnacion, DH, CLE
8/14/2017
News: Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run homers and a walk in Monday's win at Boston.

The slugger has hit a power surge this month, going deep five times while driving in 10 runs over 12 games. After a slow start to 2017, Encarnacion has himself within reasonable distance of capturing 35 home runs, 100 RBI and 100 runs during the campaign.

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Brandon Moss
Royals' Brandon Moss: Heads to bench again Monday
Brandon Moss, DH, KC
8/14/2017
News: Moss is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Athletics, Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

This will mark the fifth time in six games Moss has been relegated to the bench. Melky Cabrera will serve as designated hitter, opening up a spot for Jorge Bonifacio to start in right field. Moss is batting just .206 on the season, so manager Ned Yost may be looking to deploy Bonifacio more often moving forward.

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Ryon Healy
Athletics' Ryon Healy: On base three times in win
Ryon Healy, DH, OAK
8/14/2017
News: Healy went 2-for-3 with an RBI double, a walk and a run in Sunday's 9-3 win over the Orioles.

The 25-year-old slugger generated a pair of two-hit efforts over the weekend portion of the series versus the Orioles, giving him five multi-hit outings in his first 11 games of August. Despite the recent surge, Healy has struggled some at the plate in the second half, slashing just .221/.250/.376 while seeing his strikeout rate rise from 21.4 percent to 27.1 percent. He's experienced a bit of a power downturn as well, with his hard contact rate dropping from 37.7 percent to 33.8 percent and his HR/FB rate plummeting from 19.6 percent to 6.3 percent since the All-Star break.

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Matt Holliday
Yankees' Matt Holliday: Starts hitting again
Matt Holliday, DH, NYY
8/14/2017
News: Holliday (back) was able to take batting practice Sunday, Justin Tasch of the New York Daily News reports.

Holliday landed on the disabled list over a week ago with a left lumbar strain after feeling a tweak in his back on a swing. The fact that he's just resuming hitting now suggests he won't be ready to return Tuesday when he's first eligible, but it also appears as though the 37-year-old avoided anything overly serious. The next step will likely be to continue hitting live pitching, with a brief rehab stint potentially on tap after that.

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