Matt Davidson
White Sox's Matt Davidson: Launches 19th homer Monday
Matt Davidson, DH, CHW
5:57 AM
News: Davidson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 3-1 win over the Cubs.

Davidson caught all of a Koji Uehara splitter and deposited it 476 feet away on Waveland Avenue, the sixth-longest home run in the majors this season. It was the 19th home run of the season for the 26-year-old third baseman, but just the second one he's hit in the past 22 games. It's safe to assume he'll be a regular in the lineup for the rest of the season after the White Sox traded Todd Frazier to the Yankees.

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Kendrys Morales
Blue Jays' Kendrys Morales: Moves to bench Monday
Kendrys Morales, DH, TOR
7/24/2017
News: Morales is out of the lineup Monday against the Athletics, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca repoorts.

Morales gets his first day off of the second half following 10 consecutive starts out of the All-Star break. The veteran designated hitter has posted a .378 on-base percentage during that time, but the power has dried up a bit, as he's recorded only two extra-base knocks. Jose Bautista will get a day out of the field and fill the void at DH.

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Ryon Healy
Athletics' Ryon Healy: Returns to lineup Monday
Ryon Healy, DH, OAK
7/24/2017
News: Healy (head) will serve as the Athletics' designated hitter and bat third Monday against the Blue Jays.

Healy had been limited to pinch-hitting duties for the last two games while the Athletics kept him on the bench for precautionary purposes after he was struck on the head by a groundball Friday against the Mets. The 25-year-old passed all concussion tests after exiting and hasn't experienced any late-arriving symptoms of a head injury, so it appears he'll be on tap for a full slate of starts during the upcoming week.

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Mark Trumbo
Orioles' Mark Trumbo: Tees up 17th homer in win
Mark Trumbo, DH, BAL
7/23/2017
News: Trumbo went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, a double and two runs scored during Sunday's win over Houston.

With 17 bombs, 50 RBI and 62 runs, Trumbo is providing solid counting statistics, but his .249/.311/.425 slash line is definitely underwhelming. The veteran slugger has shown more pop of late with seven homers through his past 20 games, so a second-half surge isn't out of the question.

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Hanley Ramirez
Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez: Smacks 16th home run in loss
Hanley Ramirez, DH, BOS
7/23/2017
News: Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Angels.

Ramirez clobbered the only extra-base hit for Boston on a 434-foot shot in the sixth inning, then managed to hit a leadoff single off closer Bud Norris before being erased two batters later on a game-ending double play. His 16 long balls are one back of Mookie Betts for the team lead.

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Brandon Moss
Royals' Brandon Moss: Beats White Sox with walk-off double
Brandon Moss, DH, KC
7/23/2017
News: Moss went 1-for-3 with a walk-off RBI double and a walk in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

Moss broke a 4-4 tie by driving in the game-winning run off Tyler Clippard with nobody out in the bottom of the ninth. Twenty of the designated hitter's 44 hits this season have gone for extra bases.

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Albert Pujols
Angels' Albert Pujols: Sitting out Sunday
Albert Pujols, DH, LAA
7/23/2017
News: Pujols is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox.

It looks like Pujols is simply receiving a maintenance day following his three-hit performance in Saturday's win. Pujols, who is hitting .269 since the All-Star break, will give way to Yunel Escobar at designated hitter, while Luis Valbuena covers Escobar's normal spot at third base.

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Carlos Beltran
Astros' Carlos Beltran: Gets Sunday off
Carlos Beltran, DH, HOU
7/23/2017
News: Beltran is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.

Beltran has managed only four hits in 20 at-bats while starting the last five games, so he'll take a seat Sunday in favor of Evan Gattis, who will assume DH duties and man the cleanup spot. With a .229/.285/.404 line for the season, Beltran is one of the few underachievers for a potent Astros lineup, but doesn't seem to be in any immediate danger of losing out on regular at-bats.

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Victor Martinez
Tigers' Victor Martinez: Goes yard twice Friday
Victor Martinez, DH, DET
7/22/2017
News: Martinez went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Friday's 6-3 win over the Twins.

That snapped an 11-game homerless drought for Martinez, and the 38-year-old only has eight home runs on the season in 78 games. His contract runs through 2018 at $18 million a year, and if the Tigers do hold a fire sale at the deadline, the veteran DH could be one of the players they attempt to move -- if they can convince him to waive his no-trade clause, that is.

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Corey Dickerson
Rays' Corey Dickerson: Belts 18th homer Friday
Corey Dickerson, DH, TB
7/21/2017
News: Dickerson went 3-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in Friday's extra-inning loss to the Rangers.

It's Dickerson 18th homer of the year but his first in almost a month, and he'd produced a sluggish .233/.269/.315 slash line in 19 games between blasts. The 28-year-old is still on pace for his best campaign since leaving Colorado, but without the benefit of playing his home games at Coors Field a second-half fade remains a distinct possibility.

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