John Jaso
Rays DH John Jaso: 'I can't even lift a bat with my left hand'
John Jaso, DH, TB
10:21 PM
News: Rays designated hitter John Jaso remains without a timetable to get back on the field while battling a wrist injury, reports the Tampa Tribune.

"There's no time frame right now (for a return)," Jaso said. "I can't even lift a bat with my left hand, so I don't know where it's going to be at as far as length of time until I can even start swinging off a tee."

Jaso jammed his wrist after sliding head first in Tampa Bay's Opening Day game.

"Right now (I'm) kind of just keeping everything else in shape as far as running and throwing and stretching and all that other stuff I do, which is hardly anything," Jaso said.

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Victor Martinez
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus to 'be careful' with Victor Martinez
Victor Martinez, DH, DET
7:55 PM
News: Tigers manager Brad Ausmus knows there is a long season ahead. That's why the skipper wants to "be careful" with designated hitter Victor Martinez and his knee injury, reports MLive.com.

"It's the knee on the load-side of his body when he's hitting left-handed," Ausmus said. "Right-handed, it's not (a problem). It doesn't bother him as much."

Martinez is only two months removed from undergoing surgery on his knee.

"I think he can face right-handed pitchers," Ausmus said. "But it's something we want to keep an eye on."

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Alex Rodriguez
Yankees DH Rodriguez: 'Anyone can do it for 10 games'
Alex Rodriguez, DH, NYY
6:11 PM
News: The surprisingly sizzling start of Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez has many excited, but he's not one of them.

"Anyone can do it for 10 games," he told ESPN. "Let's see you do it for six months. Let's just see what happens."

Rodriguez, who has three home runs among his five hits in the last two games combined, boasts a sensational slash line on the year of .344/.432/.781.

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Carlos Beltran
Yankees DH Carlos Beltran (illness) out of Saturday's lineup
Carlos Beltran, DH, NYY
6:01 PM
News: Yankees designated hitter Carlos Beltran (illness) is out of Saturday's lineup and may be out Sunday as well, reports MLB.com.

Beltran hasn't missed a start coming into Saturday.

He's hitting .184 this season with no homers and six RBI.
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Mitch Moreland
Report: Rangers' Moreland could opt for surgery, miss 2-3 weeks
Mitch Moreland, DH, TEX
10:40 AM
News: Rangers designated hitter Mitch Moreland could require minor surgery on his left elbow -- a procedure that would keep him sidelined for two-to-three weeks, according to MLB.com on Saturday. The Rangers are expected to know more about his status in the coming days. 

Moreland has played in nine of the Texas' 11 games this season, but sat out Friday with the issue. He is hitting .259 with one home run, two doubles and five RBI.

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Kennys Vargas
Twins 1B Vargas raises eyebrows with Thursday blast
Kennys Vargas, DH, MIN
4/16/2015
News: Twins first baseman Kennys Vargas didn't just hit a home run Thursday against Kansas City. He sent a missile off the facade of the second deck.

The baseball left the yard in quite a hurry and tied a game Minnesota eventually won. The homer gave his team momentum, but it also opened a few eyes.

"It was fast, yeah," Vargas told ESPN about the speed in which the ball rocketed out. "The first base coach, he told me, like, 'Wow! I've never seen that.'"

Vargas added a single to raise his batting average to .250 on the year.

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Billy Butler
Athletics' Billy Butler sets franchise record in loss Wednesday
Billy Butler, DH, OAK
4/16/2015
News: Athletics designated hitter Billy Butler went 1 for 4 in his team's 6-1 loss to the Astros Wednesday.

Butler has picked up at least one hit in each of the first 10 games of the season, making him the first player in franchise history to open his A's career with a hit in 10 straight games, per CSNBayArea.com. With Wednesday's single, he has hit .359/.405/.513 with one home run and six RBI in 39 at-bats.

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Evan Gattis
Astros' Evan Gattis slugs first home run Wednesday
Evan Gattis, DH, HOU
4/16/2015
News: Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 6-1 win over the A's Wednesday.

Gattis went hitless in his first five games of the season but has managed a hit in each of his last three games, culminating with his first home run of the year Wednesday.

"It was pretty exciting when he got back to the dugout," manager A.J. Hinch said after the game, per the Associated Press. "Everyone in that clubhouse knows how much he's grinding to try to break out. So maybe this is a sign of things to come. He certainly takes every at-bat as if it's his last at-bat."

Even with the homer, Gattis has hit just .094/.121/.188 in 32 at-bats.

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Rickie Weeks
Mariners' Rickie Weeks leading off Wednesday
Rickie Weeks, DH, SEA
4/15/2015
News: Mariners left fielder Rickie Weeks is leading off for a second straight game Monday against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are sending a second consecutive lefty to the mound in the form of Brett Anderson, leading to Weeks sticking atop the lineup for two days in a row. He went 2 for 4 with one RBI Tuesday and is hitting .211/.250/.368 with one home run in 19 at-bats.

The Mariners are underdogs (+124) against the Dodgers Wednesday.

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David Ortiz
Red Sox rest David Ortiz with day game following night game
David Ortiz, DH, BOS
4/15/2015
News: Red Sox DH David Ortiz was held out of the starting lineup Wednesday against the Nationals for just the second time in nine games this season and first time with Boston playing in an AL park. He sat out April 8 since the Red Sox were playing in an NL park and manager John Farrell wanted to start Mike Napoli at first base.

On Wednesday, Farrell said everything is fine with Ortiz. He just wanted to rest the veteran slugger because of a day game after a night game.

Ortiz is batting .222 (6 for 27) with two home runs and three RBI in his last six games.

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