Josh Hamilton
Rangers' Josh Hamilton to play left field when activated
Josh Hamilton, LF, TEX
8:02 PM
News: Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is expected to play left field on Monday when he is activated, manager Jeff Banister said on Sunday per the Dallas Morning News.

"We're going to open our arms and give him a great big hug and welcome him," Banister said of Hamilton. "And then we're going to treat him like he's one of 25, just like we do with everybody else."

Hamilton is expected to bat in the middle of the order, most likely fifth behind Prince Fielder and Adrian Beltre. 

"We want him to come in and be one of the guys, enjoy the game," Beltre said. "We know what we can do. We don't expect him to come in and carry the offense. That's not going to be his job. With the guys we have, he doesn't have to do that."

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Preston Tucker
OF Preston Tucker's pinch-hit HR helps Astros rally
Preston Tucker, LF, HOU
6:36 PM
News: Outfielder Preston Tucker delivered once again in the clutch for the Astros, and this time, his pinch-hit homer paid off in Houston's 10-8 triumph over the Tigers on Sunday. 

For the second time in this series, Tucker tied the game with a longball. In the sixth inning Sunday, Tucker connected for a three-run homer to draw Houston even, and this time, unlike Thursday, when Tucker hit a pinch-hit homer in the ninth, the Astros were able to pull out the victory. 

Tucker has two homers since being recalled from Triple-A earlier in this month. 

"I don't necessarily feel comfortable pinch hitting," Tucker said. "Once I step into the box, I feel the same, but just the process of it is something I'm not really used to. That's pretty cool that I've been able to help us win."

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Delino DeShields
Rangers don't plan on moving Delino DeShields to second base
Delino DeShields, LF, TEX
5:40 PM
News: Rangers outfielder Delino DeShields appears to be locked into his position, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

DeShields was rumored to be moving to the infield to play second base, but manager Jeff Banister said Sunday he will remain in the outfield and likely platoon in center with Leonys Martin.

"We have worked Delino at second base. He has progressively gotten better," Banister said. "I don't have an immediate plans to have Delino at second base. I’ve asked a lot of Delino, and he has responded to it. Let's not get too far ahead of ourselves."

DeShields played second base in the minors for three seasons, but hasn't done so since 2013. He is hitting .271 with 10 RBI in 70 at-bats this season.

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Brock Holt
Red Sox's Brock Holt hit in arm, loses feeling in hand
Brock Holt, CF, BOS
5:25 PM
News: Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt came out of Sunday's game against the Angels due to an arm injury after taking a batted ball off his forearm, the Providence Journal reports.

Holt initially stayed in but was removed for a pinch-hitter before his next at-bat. He said after the game that he started to lose feeling in his left hand, and that the ball that struck him "jarred a nerve." The utility player has hit .297/.379/.429 with one home run, 11 RBI and one stolen base in 91 at-bats.

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Collin Cowgill
Angels' Collin Cowgill scratched with hand injury, X-rays negative
Collin Cowgill, LF, LAA
5:01 PM
News: Angels outfielder Collin Cowgill was scratched from Sunday's game against the Red Sox after taking a ball off his hand in batting practice, according to MLB.com.

Cowgill, who was dealing with back tightness coming into the game, was sent for X-rays on his hand, which came back negative. It is unclear how long the injury will keep him out of action. Cowgill is hitting .180 with two RBI in 61 at-bats this season. 

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Mark Canha
Mark Canha's three-run homer powers Athletics
Mark Canha, LF, OAK
4:59 PM
News: Athletics first baseman Mark Canha hit a three-run home run to help lead Oakland past Tampa Bay on Sunday. 

Canha went 2 for 3 with a walk. The homer was his sixth of the year and first since May 9. He added his fourth double of the season and reached 18 RBI on the year. 

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Josh Reddick
Josh Reddick homers in Athletics' win
Josh Reddick, RF, OAK
4:56 PM
News: Josh Reddick hit a solo home run in the seventh inning of the Athletics' win over Tampa Bay on Sunday.

Reddick hit in his fourth straight game, going 2 for 5. He hit his seventh homer of the year and first since May 12. He recorded his 30th RBI of the year. 

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Billy Burns
Billy Burns homers, gets three hits in Athletics' win
Billy Burns, CF, OAK
4:53 PM
News: Athletics center fielder Billy Burns went his first 18 games of the year without driving in a run. He's now recorded RBI in back-to-back games.

Burns hit a solo home run to lead off Oakland's win over Tampa Bay on Sunday, his first of the year, and recorded his second RBI in as many days. 

Burns went 3 for 5 and scored three times. He also stole his seventh base of the season. 

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Carlos Beltran
Yankees' Carlos Beltran sits, Chase Headley bats second Sunday
Carlos Beltran, RF, NYY
4:25 PM
News: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's matchup with the Rangers, while third baseman Chase Headley is batting second.

Beltran has been in the No. 2 spot for the last three games with leadoff man Jacoby Ellsbury out and typical No. 2 batter Brett Gardner bumped up one spot, but with Beltran out of the lineup on Sunday, Headley will see his first action in the spot since April 17. Garrett Jones draws the start in right field in place of Beltran.

The Yankees are favorites (-145) at home on Sunday night, per VegasInsider.com.

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Alex Rios
Royals' Alex Rios headed to Triple-A for rehab assignment
Alex Rios, RF, KC
3:23 PM
News: Royals outfielder Alex Rios left for Omaha on Sunday, to begin a minor league injury rehab assignment at Triple-A.

Rios is on the 15-day disabled list with a hand injury. Rios said he still felt pain when hitting, but the pain was "manageable", per Fox Sports

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