Billy Butler
Billy Butler will bat cleanup again Monday
Billy Butler, DH, KC
News: Royals first baseman Billy Butler batting sixth in Sunday's loss to Minnesota on Sunday, but is expected to return to the cleanup spot Monday, the Kansas City Star reports.

Butler went 2 for 4 with a pair of singles in an 8-3 defeat. He is hitting .149 with just five RBI in 47 at-bats this season at the cleanup spot.

Raul Ibanez
Raul Ibanez will sit in NL parks
Raul Ibanez, DH, LAA
News: Angels outfielder Raul Ibanez will likely sit when the team plays interleague games, according to

"It's an unfortunate thing about going to play a National League club, but it's what we'll do," manager Mike Scioscia said. Ibanez will see occasional spot starts in the outfield, but he'll mainly be relagated to pinch hit duty. Scioscia added that some time to rest might be a good thing for the struggling Ibanez. 

Through 60 at-bats, Ibanez is hitting .150.


Nelson Cruz
Nelson Cruz carries Orioles in defeat to Red Sox
Nelson Cruz, DH, BAL
News: Nelson Cruz was pretty much the entire offense for the Orioles on Saturday in a loss to Boston. His run-scoring singles in the first in sixth innings kept his team in a 2-2 tie and gave him 11 RBI on the season. They represented the only two runs his team scored.

Cruz now boasts a stat line of .269/.359/.446.


David Ortiz
David Ortiz homers in Saturday win
David Ortiz, DH, BOS
News: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrated his return to the lineup from a day off in style on Saturday. He blasted in the fourth inning to help his team defeat the Orioles.

Ortiz had already singled in the first. His 2-for-4 day raised his batting average to .239.


Jason Giambi
Jason Giambi ready to return Monday
Jason Giambi, DH, CLE
News: Indians designated hitter Jason Giambi will be ready to return from the disabled list as early as Monday, according to on Friday. Giambi is recovering from a broken rib on his right side, which has kept him sidelined to start the season.

Adam Lind
Friday drills to determine if Adam Lind destined for DL
Adam Lind, DH, TOR
News: Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind is scheduled for several drills Friday that will play a huge role in determining if he will be placed on the disabled list with a back problem.

Lind has stated that his back feels better, but if discomfort that would prevent him from playing remains, he will soon be on the DL.

John Gibbons stated that a decision must be made quickly in regard to Lind, who will have missed the last three games after being sidelined in the opener against Cleveland.


Alfonso Soriano
Alfonso Soriano lifts off in win over Rays
Alfonso Soriano, DH, NYY
News: Yankees outfielder Alfonso Soriano recorded three hits and went yard Thursday night against the Rays in Tampa.

Soriano took starter David Price deep for a solo home run in the fifth inning. He added two more singles and finished 3 for 5 with two runs scored and an RBI in a 10-2 victory. He is hitting .259/.295/.500 with four home runs and five RBI in 58 at-bats.

Nolan Reimold
Nolan Reimold begins light baseball activities
Nolan Reimold, DH, BAL
News: Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold began light baseball activities by hitting off a tee in the team's spring training facility in Sarasota on Thursday, MASN Sports reports. Reimold is working his way back from season-ending neck surgery and remains without a timetable.

Chris Colabello
Chris Colabello reaches base three times Thursday
Chris Colabello, DH, MIN
News: Twins outfielder Chris Colabello reached base three times Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Colabello struck out in his first at-bat, but turned things around quickly. He walked, then singled in his next two at-bats. In his fourth chance, Colabello struck against Todd Redmond, hitting a two-run double. 

Colabello finished the game 2 for 3, with one run and one RBI.


Adam Dunn
Adam Dunn stays hot in defeat of Red Sox
Adam Dunn, DH, CHW
News: White Sox veteran designated hitter Adam Dunn continued to rake Tuesday night in a win over Boston. He smashed a home run in the second inning off Red Sox starter Jake Peavy and added three walks to raise his on-base percentage to .468.

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