Ryan Raburn
Ryan Raburn not in the starting lineup Monday
Ryan Raburn, DH, CLE
9/15/2014
News: Indians outfielder Ryan Raburn was held out of the starting lineup Monday against the Astros. Raburn left Saturday's game against the Tigers with a hyperextended left knee, which has now caused him to miss two straight games. He is expected to have an MRI. He is hitting .200 with four homers and 22 RBI over 195 at-bats.
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Carlos Beltran
Carlos Beltran returns to the lineup
Carlos Beltran, DH, NYY
9/15/2014
News: Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran, who appeared as a pinch hitter Sunday night after missing five straight games with continued elbow soreness, was back in the starting lineup as the designated hitter Monday against the Rays.

Beltran will play the rest of the season with a bone spur in his right elbow before having surgery in the offseason.

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Paul Konerko
Paul Konerko expects to play this week
Paul Konerko, DH, CHW
9/15/2014
News: White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko, out since Sept. 2 with a small fracture in his left hand, had originally hoped to return over the weekend but now thinks he'll be able to play at some point during the three-game series at Kansas City that begins Monday, according to ESPN.com. At the latest, he'll appear in the three-game series at Tampa Bay that begins Friday.

"I'm in a pretty good spot; I took some swings off the tee, some soft toss," said Konerko. "I definitely could feel it in there. It's a little sore today but it's soreness that I know. It's not that I went backward. It was expected. So I think now, for me, I have no worries that I'm going to get back out there this week."

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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 for its three-game series at Pittsburgh.

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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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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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