Joey Butler
Rays' Steven Souza leaves game with wrist injury
Joey Butler, DH, TB
3:02 PM
News: Rays outfielder Steven Souza left Sunday's game during a third inning at bat, after suffering a sprained left wrist on a foul tip. Souza is considered day to day after colliding with catcher Stephen Vogt at home in the first inning, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

"On the collision, I kind of felt something and figured it would just go away," Souza said. "Took some swings on deck. It was lingering a little bit, but nothing too severe. But on the check-swing, I felt the pain. We’re just being precautious."

He was replaced by Joey Butler


Adam LaRoche
Avisail Garcia returns to White Sox lineup
Adam LaRoche, DH, CHW
1:04 PM
News: White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia will return to the lineup on Sunday. 

Garcia is batting fifth in the order and returns after two games with a sore knee. 

The White Sox also flipped positions of Jose Abreu and Adam LaRoche for the game. Abreu will play DH for the sixth time this year, while LaRoche plays first for the seventh time.


David DeJesus
Rays' David DeJesus goes 2 for 2 in loss
David DeJesus, DH, TB
News: Rays left fielder David DeJesus went 2 for 2 in Saturday's loss to Oakland. He walked once and continued his hot hitting. 

DeJesus has two multi-hit games in the last three and four in his last seven. He lifted his average to .330. 


Prince Fielder
Rangers DH Prince Fielder helps bury Yankees on Saturday
Prince Fielder, DH, TEX
News: Rangers slugger Prince Fielder was a royal pain to the Yankees on Saturday. But then, so were a lot of hitters in a 15-4 shellacking.

Fielder was the chief tormenter, however. He singled twice and scored a run in the third, walked and scored in the sixth and slammed a two-run homer in the seventh.

His big game comes as no surprise given the season he is having and his recent tear. He has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games and is 5-for-9 with three home runs in the last two. He boasts a sensational slash line of .351/.404/.544.


David Ortiz
Red Sox's John Farrell shuffles lineup before facing Angels
David Ortiz, DH, BOS
News: Red Sox manager John Farrell wanted to shake things up against the Angels, he did just that prior to Saturday's game, per The Boston Herald.

Farrell slotted second baseman Dustin Pedroia into the leadoff spot, inserted his Triple-A call up Rusney Castillo to play centerfield and dropped David Ortiz to the cleanup spot.

Hanley Ramirez, who was nursing his left hand after being hit by a pitch on Friday, is also back in the lineup. Shane Victorino will hit second in the lineup after missing two games with a sore calf.

The Sox (19-23) are currently in fourth place in the American League East Division.


Billy Butler
Athletics' Billy Butler has seven multihit games in last 17 outings
Billy Butler, DH, OAK
News: Athletics DH Billy Butler singled twice and had one RBI in four at-bats Friday against the Rays. He also struck out once.

Butler has produced seven multihit games in his last 17 appearances. He has a .286/.311/.371/.682 slash line in that span. He also has one home run, three doubles, six runs and 10 RBI in his last 17 games.


Kendrys Morales
Royals' Kendrys Morales drives in five runs during Friday's win
Kendrys Morales, DH, KC
News: Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales provided all the offense that the Royals needed to defeat the Cardinals on Friday.

Morales drove in all five the team's runs Friday. He did it by hitting two home runs off Lance Lynn. Morales went 3 for 5 in the game to raise his average to .305.

Prior to his three-hit game Friday, Morales had been hitting .154 with no home runs over his last four games.


C.J. Cron
Angels' deciding if C.J. Cron should sit bench or play in minors
C.J. Cron, DH, LAA
News: Angels DH C.J. Cron is mired in a slump to start the season. Cron is hitting .200 with a .496 OPS. 

As a result, Cron has seen his playing time dwindle, starting just twice in the last 10 games.

Of course, with limited at bats, it will be tough for Cron to find his swing. The question the Angels must answer is whether Cron should stay on the Major League bench or go down to Triple-A to get regular playing time. 

"If you are getting at bats at the major league level you don’t have to get them seven days a week, but if you are getting them one day a week then there’s a discussion of what’s best for the team and what’s best for the player," manager Mike Scioscia said, per the Orange County Register. "C.J. has gotten enough at-bats where if he’s swinging like he can, he’d be contributing, but he hasn’t found that swing yet."


Victor Martinez
Ausmus: Tigers DH Victor Martinez began rehab Friday
Victor Martinez, DH, DET
News: Brad Ausmus has announced that Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez began his rehab Friday in Orlando, per the Detroit Free Press.

Martinez was placed in the disabled list with a lingering knee ailment that prevented him from hitting against right-handers to his usual standards.

Ausmus has stated that he has no clear idea as to when Martinez will return to the team.


Nick Swisher
Indians' Nick Swisher slugs first homer Thursday vs. White Sox
Nick Swisher, DH, CLE
News: Indians designated hitter Nick Swisher went 2 for 5 with a solo home run in his team's 5-2 win over the White Sox on Thursday.

Swisher's first home run of the season came in the first inning and was part of a four-run frame for the Indians, which ended up being more than enough to cruise to a win behind the pitching of Danny Salazar. Swisher has hit .250/.328/.365 with four RBI in 52 at-bats.


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