Hanley Ramirez
Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez: Expected back in lineup Wednesday
Hanley Ramirez, DH, BOS
9/19/2017
News: Manager John Farrell expects Ramirez (biceps) to return to the lineup Wednesday, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.

Ramirez will not start Tuesday for the sixth game in a row, but it appears he is feeling good enough to jump back into the lineup for Boston's next game Wednesday night. He figures to serve as the designated hitter as he regularly does to limit the stress on his arm.

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Matt Holliday
Yankees' Matt Holliday: Opens on bench again Tuesday
Matt Holliday, DH, NYY
9/19/2017
News: Holliday is not in the lineup for the second game in a row.

Holliday has posted a healthy .844 OPS in September, but the Yankees are using four players -- Holliday, Chase Headley, Greg Bird, and Todd Frazier -- for three spots right now, and Holliday will be the odd man out Tuesday for the second straight day.

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Mark Trumbo
Orioles' Mark Trumbo: Not starting Monday
Mark Trumbo, DH, BAL
9/18/2017
News: Trumbo is out of the lineup Monday against the Red Sox.

For second time over the last four games, Trumbo is being withheld from the lineup. He went 0-for-3 Sunday and has posted a weak .196 batting average over the last 14 games. Pedro Alvarez will serve as Baltimore's designated hitter Monday night.

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Edwin Encarnacion
Indians' Edwin Encarnacion: Homers in second straight game
Edwin Encarnacion, DH, CLE
9/17/2017
News: Encarnacion went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in Sunday's victory over the Royals.

The Royals activated ace Danny Duffy (knee) before Sunday's contest, and the lefty surrendered just one hit over five innings, but that knock was Encarnacion's 36th blast of the season. With three home runs and nine RBI over his last ten games, Encarnacion is making the most of 2017's final weeks. He's now up to 94 RBI, 89 runs and 100 walks through 146 games.

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Kendrys Morales
Blue Jays' Kendrys Morales: Out of Sunday lineup
Kendrys Morales, DH, TOR
9/17/2017
News: Morales is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins.

Jose Bautista will occupy the designated hitter spot as Morales gets the day off. Since the start of September, Morales has slashed .219/.261/.459, with each mark being below his season line of .249/.305/.450.

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Carlos Beltran
Astros' Carlos Beltran: Makes rare contribution Saturday
Carlos Beltran, DH, HOU
9/17/2017
News: Beltran went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 8-6 win over Seattle.

Beltran had gone eight games without an RBI and was hitting just .153 (9-for-59) over the 21 games entering Saturday. He's limited to designated hitter work these days, but if Beltran's not hitting regularly, manager A.J. Hinch could use the DH spot as a way to keep other hitters fresh.

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Ryon Healy
Athletics' Ryon Healy: Out of Sunday's lineup
Ryon Healy, DH, OAK
9/16/2017
News: Healy is out of Saturday's lineup against the Phillies.

The A's are playing in a National League ballpark through the end of the weekend, so they do not have the DH at their disposal. Matt Chapman will start at third base, which is where Healy was deployed in the first game of the series.

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Matt Davidson
White Sox's Matt Davidson: Collects two hits Friday
Matt Davidson, DH, CHW
9/16/2017
News: Davidson went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Tigers.

Davidson has rocked the Tigers, going 5-for-8 with a double and four RBI over the first two games of the series. However, that two-game outburst comes after a 17-game stretch in which he's hit just .111 (7-for-63) while striking out in nearly 39 percent of his at-bats. The power he showed earlier in the season was helpful to fantasy teams, particularly while he maintained a batting average in the .250-.260 range, but Davidson has settled back in to the low-average hitter he's shown to be in the minors. He has 24 home runs this season but it's come with a lot of baggage.

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Robbie Grossman
Twins' Robbie Grossman: Out again Friday
Robbie Grossman, DH, MIN
9/15/2017
News: Grossman is not in the lineup Friday for the second day in a row.

Manager Paul Molitor wanted to give Joe Mauer a lighter load Thursday and Mitch Garver a start Friday, and both were slotted in as the designated hitter at Grossman's expense. Grossman is 9-for-24 (.375) since returning from the disabled list, so it seems likely he will be back in action Saturday following his two-day break.

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Albert Pujols
Angels' Albert Pujols: Goes yard Thursday
Albert Pujols, DH, LAA
9/15/2017
News: Pujols went 1-for-3 with a walk and his 22nd home run of the season in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Astros.

While this was the veteran slugger's first homer of the month, he has maintained his hot-hitting ways since returning from a minor knee injury Sept. 8. Pujols is batting .419 (18-for-43) with 13 RBI through 11 September starts, numbers that should help fantasy owners in almost any format down the stretch.

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