Kevin Kiermaier
Rays' Kevin Kiermaier: Swats fourth homer Friday
Kevin Kiermaier, CF, TB
6:42 AM
News: Kiermaier went 2-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Friday's 5-2 win over the Twins.

The center fielder is enjoying his best stretch of the season with the bat, slashing .333/.393/.569 with three home runs, eight RBI, eight runs and three stolen bases over his last 14 games. Kiermaier's .678 OPS on the year still lags behind his previous seasons, but it could rise quickly if he remains locked in.

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Jake Marisnick
Astros' Jake Marisnick: Homers again Friday
Jake Marisnick, CF, HOU
6:20 AM
News: Marisnick went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's 2-0 win over the Orioles.

The homer was his second in as many games and sixth of the season. Marisnick's recent hot stretch (.421/.476/1.105 with four home runs, seven RBI and seven runs since May 16) is earning him more playing time, but once he cools down the Astros' crowded OF/DH picture will likely push him back into his usual role as a right-handed platoon option and late-inning defensive replacement.

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Trey Mancini
Orioles' Trey Mancini: Sitting out Friday
Trey Mancini, LF, BAL
5/26/2017
News: Mancini is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Astros.

Hyun Soo Kim gets the start against right-hander Joe Musgrove on Friday, which bumps Mancini back to the bench. Mancini has actually outperformed Kim against right-handed pitching this season, hitting .304 with a 1.002 OPS as opposed to Kim's .222 average with a .596 OPS. Look for Mancini to rejoin the lineup Saturday in Houston.

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Brock Holt
Red Sox's Brock Holt: Shut down indefinitely
Brock Holt, LF, BOS
5/26/2017
News: Holt will be shut down indefinitely until his vertigo symptoms have completely subsided, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

He saw a specialist in Pittsburgh recently, and it has since been decided that Holt will be out indefinitely as he recovers from vertigo. With Holt gone, the Red Sox are missing a versatile cog off the bench who can play both middle infield spots and both corner outfield spots.

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Colby Rasmus
Rays' Colby Rasmus: Takes seat Friday
Colby Rasmus, CF, TB
5/26/2017
News: Rasmus is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Twins.

Rickie Weeks will draw in as the designated hitter Friday against the left-handed Hector Santiago. Rasmus was the star of Thursday's win over the Angels, driving in all four of Tampa Bay's runs. He may sit again Saturday with southpaw Adalberto Mejia taking the hill for the Twins.

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Dwight Smith
Blue Jays' Dwight Smith: Optioned to minors
Dwight Smith, LF, TOR
5/26/2017
News: Smith was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

The move was necessary to clear room for Troy Tulowitzki and Josh Donaldson, both of whom returned to the lineup Friday. In just four at-bats with the Blue Jays this season, Smith is 1-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts, though seems to be the a primary call-up if a roster vacancy opens up in the future. The 24-year-old returns to Triple-A Buffalo for now, where he is hitting .321/.376/.457 through 39 games this season.

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Cameron Maybin
Angels' Cameron Maybin: Still out Friday
Cameron Maybin, LF, LAA
5/26/2017
News: Maybin (knee) is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Marlins.

Maybin was hopeful to return Friday after being pulled from Thursday's game with knee soreness, but it appears he'll get the day to recover. Expect him back in the outfield sometime this weekend, as Ben Revere takes over in left field for the time being.

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Austin Jackson
Indians' Austin Jackson: Reinstated from DL
Austin Jackson, CF, CLE
5/26/2017
News: Jackson was activated from the 10-day disabled list Friday.

The 30-year-old has missed the last 20 games with a hyperextended toe, but progressed well through his rehab and appears ready to return. After beginning the season hitting .273 out of a platoon role with Tyler Naquin, Jackson could be hard-pressed for playing time behind promising phenom Bradley Zimmer, but may still see regular at-bats out of a reserve role. Look for the situation to resolve itself over the coming weeks.

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Tyler Naquin
Indians' Tyler Naquin: Doing well in rehab
Tyler Naquin, CF, CLE
5/26/2017
News: Naquin received treatment on his injured back from the major-league trainers, and manager Terry Francona said he thinks the outfielder "is turning the corner and feeling better," Indians Insider reports.

Last year's third-place finisher in AL Rookie of the Year voting has had a disappointing 2017. Just seven games into the regular season, the Tribe sent the 26-year-old to Triple-A Columbus, essentially replacing him with spring's non-roster invitee Austin Jackson. Naquin was putting it together in Columbus (.396/.441/.528) before suffering a back ailment. However, even when he returns to full health, the MLB squad is unlikely to recall Naquin as they already have three left-handed bats on the roster.

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Justin Upton
Tigers' Justin Upton: Has big game Thursday
Justin Upton, LF, DET
5/26/2017
News: Upton went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Thursday's loss to the Astros. He also stole a base.

Upton had been mired in an 0-for-16 slump over his last five games, so it's nice to see him post a multi-hit effort. Upton's days of 20 home runs and 20 steals look like they're behind him, but with nine home runs and four steals this season, he could possibly get to double digits in both categories if he runs a bit more during the summer months.

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