Evan Gattis
Astros' Evan Gattis: Out of lineup Tuesday
Evan Gattis, DH, HOU
3:11 PM
News: Gattis is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Twins.

Gattis has started five straight games, but he hasn't garnered a hit in the past three and lowered his batting average to .216 on the season. He'll cede the start at designated hitter to Preston Tucker for the evening.

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Corey Dickerson
Rays' Corey Dickerson: Gets day off Tuesday
Corey Dickerson, DH, TB
1:35 PM
News: Dickerson is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Southpaw Scott Kazmir is set to take the hill Tuesday, so manager Kevin Cash is sending out a predominantly right-handed lineup. Brandon Guyer will serve as the DH in place of Dickerson and bat second.

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Preston Tucker
Astros' Preston Tucker: Homers in loss to Twins
Preston Tucker, DH, HOU
1:01 AM
News: Tucker hit his third home run, a solo shot off Jose Berrios, in Monday's loss to the Twins.

Tucker continues to be a one-tool player, showing plenty of power but little else. Seven of his Tucker's 11 hits have been extra-base hits, but he has a brutal 29.3 percent strikeout rate and has drawn three walks, leading to his poor overall batting line of .200/.241/.436.

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Victor Martinez
Tigers' Victor Martinez: Earns AL Player of the Week honor
Victor Martinez, DH, DET
5/2/2016
News: Martinez was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday after hitting .529 (14-for-27) with eight RBI in seven games last week.

VMart has a slash line of .350/.409/.663 with five HR, 10 doubles and 18 RBI, and memories of that dismal 2015 are far in his rear-view mirror. Martinez may be 38, but the guy can still rake.

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Rico Noel
Dodgers' Rico Noel: Not hitting much for Triple-A Oklahoma City
Rico Noel, DH, LAD
5/2/2016
News: Noel (oblique) is 8-for-37 (.216) with a double and four RBI through 10 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Noel missed the first portion of the season after recovering from an oblique injury, but he has recovered from that setback and is good to go moving forward. He will have to do a lot more hitting if he hopes to have a shot to reach the majors at some point this season.

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Carlos Santana
Indians' Carlos Santana: Hits fourth homer Sunday
Carlos Santana, DH, CLE
5/2/2016
News: Santana went 1-for-3 Sunday, spoiling the Phillies' shutout effort with a ninth inning solo shot off Hector Neris in a 2-1 loss.

He's climbing out of the hole he dug in the middle of April, and Santana is now hitting .333 (13-for-39) over his last 10 games with two homers, four RBI and seven runs scored.

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Alex Rodriguez
Yankees' Alex Rodriguez: Goes yard in loss to Red Sox
Alex Rodriguez, DH, NYY
5/1/2016
News: Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, four RBI and a pair of runs scored Sunday versus the Red Sox.

The veteran got the best of David Price Sunday, going yard for the third time in four games. He has a .438 average, three homers, seven RBI and four runs scored over the last five games and is enjoying his finest stretch of the young season after an inauspicious start.

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Avisail Garcia
White Sox's Avisail Garcia: Not expected to return for start of series with Red Sox
Avisail Garcia, DH, CHW
5/1/2016
News: Garcia (hamstring), who is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles, isn't expected to be ready to go when the White Sox open their series with the Red Sox on Tuesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Sunday's absence will mark the second straight game that Garcia has missed, and it seems likely that the hamstring injury could keep him out until next weekend, if it doesn't result in a DL stint. Garcia is batting .214 with three homers in 70 at-bats this season, so those lowly numbers combined with his hamstring injury will make it difficult to justify keeping him active in weekly leagues.

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Byung Ho Park
Twins' Byung-ho Park: Launches sixth homer in Saturday defeat
Byung Ho Park, DH, MIN
5/1/2016
News: Park went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Tigers.

The Korean-born slugger was the sole source of offense for the beleaguered Twins squad Saturday, blasting his second homer in the last three games. Park leads the team in the long ball category, but is struggling at the plate overall right along with the rest of his teammates. He's slashing .227/.288/.561 over 66 at-bats in his first season stateside.

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Pedro Alvarez
Orioles' Pedro Alvarez: Out of lineup Sunday
Pedro Alvarez, DH, BAL
5/1/2016
News: Alvarez is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports.

The Orioles have faced three lefty starters in their four-game matchup with the White Sox, resulting in Alvarez making just one start during the series. He'll again give way to Mark Trumbo at DH.

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