David Ortiz
Red Sox's David Ortiz: Homers in third straight game
David Ortiz, DH, BOS
5/30/2016
News: Ortiz went 1-for-4 with a home run, a walk and a strikeout during Monday's win against Baltimore.

Ortiz has gone yard in three straight games, and he's hit four homers in the last six contests. The 40-year-old designated hitter has gone 14-for-28 (.500) over a seven-game hitting streak, and he's been one of Boston's best hitter all season long. His OPS of 1.146 leads all of baseball by a wide margin.

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Alex Rodriguez
Yankees' Alex Rodriguez: Not in Monday's lineup
Alex Rodriguez, DH, NYY
5/30/2016
News: Rodriguez is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Blue Jays, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

Rodriguez is 1-for-16 with nine strikeouts since returning to action last Thursday, so manager Joe Girardi decided to give him a day to clear his head. Carlos Beltran will serve as the Yankees' designated hitter Monday with Rodriguez out of the lineup.

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Byung Ho Park
Twins' Byung-ho Park: Not in Monday's lineup
Byung Ho Park, DH, MIN
5/30/2016
News: Park is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the A's, according to MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger.

Park went just 2-for-15 over his last four starts, so manager Paul Molitor decided to hold him out Monday. Joe Mauer will play first base for the Twins on Monday, and Miguel Sano will serve as the team's designated hitter.

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Evan Gattis
Astros' Evan Gattis: Out of Monday's lineup
Evan Gattis, DH, HOU
5/30/2016
News: Gattis is out of the lineup Monday against the Diamondbacks, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

The Astros are opening up a four-game series in Arizona on Monday, so they will be unable to utilize the DH spot that Gattis typically occupies. There's a chance they could call upon Gattis to catch a game at some point this series, but expect him to sit more days than not, even if he's available to pinch hit off the bench.

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Avisail Garcia
White Sox's Avisail Garcia: Squeezed out Monday
Avisail Garcia, DH, CHW
5/30/2016
News: Garcia is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Mets, according to MLB.com's Scott Merkin.

Garcia is hitting .292 in May, but the White Sox will not be afforded the designated hitter position while playing in Citi Field, so Garcia -- the team's primary DH -- was squeezed out of Monday's lineup. The White Sox will play two more games against the Mets after Monday's, and Garcia could see action in right field if manager Robin Ventura decides not to hold him out three days in a row.

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Albert Pujols
Angels' Albert Pujols: Collects three hits, steals a base Sunday
Albert Pujols, DH, LAA
5/29/2016
News: Pujols went 3-for-6 with a double, an RBI, a walk and two strikeouts Sunday against the Astros. He also stole his second base of the season.

Pujols increased his average to .229, and he's been showing signs of life at the plate over the past 10 games in which he's tallied eight RBI and five extra-base hits. The 36-year-old veteran has also gone yard in three of the last six contests, so there's reason to believe he'll turn things around as long as he keeps hitting with any sort of consistency.

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Billy Butler
Athletics' Billy Butler: Drives in two runs as a pinch hitter
Billy Butler, DH, OAK
5/29/2016
News: Butler went 1-for-1 with two RBI as a pinch hitter during Sunday's win against the Tigers.

Butler made the most of his pinch-hitting opportunity, plating two runs with a single to right field. He has five RBI over the past two games, and even though he's struggled over the course of the season, he might be ready to turn things around after a very productive weekend.

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Victor Martinez
Tigers' Victor Martinez: Extends hitting streak to seven games
Victor Martinez, DH, DET
5/29/2016
News: Martinez went 3-for-4 with an RBI against the A's on Sunday.

The veteran DH is not showing signs of slowing down of late. Martinez has hit safely in eight of the past 10 games, and he's gone 13-for-27 (.481) with two homers and eight RBI in his current hitting streak.

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Prince Fielder
Rangers' Prince Fielder: Hits third homer of season
Prince Fielder, DH, TEX
5/29/2016
News: Fielder went 1-for-4 with a home run and a strikeout against Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Fielder hit his third homer of the year, but he's been a massive disappointment this season. The 32-year-old slugger has hit .197 with a .574 OPS, and both marks are well below his career averages. One silver lining is that he's hit in eight of the past 10 games, so he could be starting to turn things around.

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Kendrys Morales
Royals' Kendrys Morales: Tentatively in Sunday's lineup
Kendrys Morales, DH, KC
5/29/2016
News: Morales (finger) is listed as the designated hitter in Sunday's lineup against the White Sox, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

Morales has been unavailable for the Royals' last three games due to the finger injury, and it's still possible that he'll end up being scratched from Sunday's lineup before first pitch. According to MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan, Morales will test out his finger while swinging during batting practice, and if all goes well, he'll remain in the lineup. We'll provide a follow-up note on Morales in the event manager Ned Yost ends up choosing to hold the slugger out.

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