Paulo Orlando
Royals' Paulo Orlando: Doubles twice among three hits in win
Paulo Orlando, RF, KC
1:54 AM
News: Orlando went 3-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs against the Angels on Wednesday.

Don't look now, but the speedy Brazilian's hitting .324. He has no power and the speed hasn't much shown up in the form of steals, so his fantasy value remains limited other than his contribution in average.

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Alex Gordon
Royals' Alex Gordon: Racks up three hits to get back over Mendoza line
Alex Gordon, LF, KC
1:52 AM
News: Gordon went 3-for-4 with two runs against the Angels on Wednesday.

Those three hits have his average back over .200 as Gordon continues trying to get his injury-shortened campaign on track. This has been the worst season of his career, narrowly beating out his disastrous 2010 season, but perhaps the big day will help Gordon find himself down the stretch.

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Khris Davis
Athletics' Khris Davis: Homers twice in win
Khris Davis, LF, OAK
7/27/2016
News: Davis went 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs and three RBI in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Rangers.

The 28-year-old slugger displayed his power in hitter-friendly Globe Life Park with his 10th career multi-home run game -- his 24th and 25th of the season -- beginning with a solo shot to right off Yu Darvish, and later cushioning the scoring for Oakland in the eighth with a two-run bomb after Coco Crisp had given the team the lead earlier in the inning with a go-ahead shot. Davis is having a strong first season with the Athletics, posting a healthy .256/.294/.514 line while leading the team in home runs with 25.

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Carlos Gomez
Astros' Carlos Gomez: Doctor visit on tap
Carlos Gomez, CF, HOU
7/27/2016
News: Gomez (hamstring) will visit the team doctors Thursday to assess his hamstring injury, Brian McTaggert of MLB.com reports.

Gomez finished the night 1-for-1 with an RBI prior to being lifted and replaced in center field by Jake Marisnick. The Astros don't play again until Friday in Detroit, so an update on his status should come well before that contest.

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Colby Rasmus
Astros' Colby Rasmus: Eventually needs surgery for cyst in ear
Colby Rasmus, LF, HOU
7/27/2016
News: Rasmus recently underwent tests on his right ear that revealed a cyst in the inner portion, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. The issue will eventually require surgery.

Rasmus is reportedly dealing with a growth of skin cells behind his ear drum that damages it, which could explain his recent struggles at the plate. There's no indication he plans on having the procedure in the near future, and there's nothing to suggest going under the knife would cost him extended time, but it's something worth monitoring.

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Kevin Pillar
Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar: Finishes strong series with two RBI
Kevin Pillar, CF, TOR
7/27/2016
News: Pillar went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Padres.

The center fielder went 5-for-12 with three extra-base hits in the series against San Diego, raising his average five points over the set. Pillar will face a tougher test in the upcoming series against Baltimore, who he's gone just 9-for-41 (.220) with 10 K's against this year.

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Daniel Nava
Angels' Daniel Nava: Out of Wednesday's lineup
Daniel Nava, LF, LAA
7/27/2016
News: Nava is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Royals, the Los Angeles Times' Pedro Moura reports.

The Angels are so desperate for production from their left field spot that utility infielder Gregorio Petit will get the nod in left Wednesday. Nava has a .611 OPS on the season and should be unowned in the vast majority of formats.

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Joey Gallo
Rangers' Joey Gallo: Out of Wednesday's lineup
Joey Gallo, LF, TEX
7/27/2016
News: Gallo is out of the lineup Wednesday against the A's.

With southpaw Sean Manaea on the mound for the A's, the Rangers will go with a righty-heavy lineup. Ryan Rua will get the start at first base with Jurickson Profar starting at DH Wednesday. To say Gallo has 80-grade power doesn't quite do him justice and he wasted no time showing off that power stroke Tuesday, taking a ball out 450 feet to the opposite field . He should be owned in most formats while he is up even if he isn't playing every day.

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Max Kepler
Twins' Max Kepler: Out of Wednesday's lineup
Max Kepler, RF, MIN
7/27/2016
News: Kepler is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Braves.

Coming off an 0-for-4 outing on Tuesday, Kepler, who's played in every game since the All-Star break, will have the night off and be replaced by Danny Santana in right field. Kepler will likely return to his normal spot in the lineup Thursday when the Twins face the Orioles.

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Byron Buxton
Twins' Byron Buxton: Out of Wednesday's lineup
Byron Buxton, CF, MIN
7/27/2016
News: Buxton is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Braves.

It's hard to understand why the Twins insist on giving Buxton a day or two off each week, especially when it Robbie Grossman, Eddie Rosario and Danny Santana are the three players starting over him in the outfield. He has 14 strikeouts in his last 28 at-bats, so that obviously has something to do with it, but so far unpredictable playing time has not helped him improve on his contact issues.

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