Michael Brantley
Indians' Michael Brantley: Remains limited in recovery from shoulder
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE
5/30/2016
News: Brantley (shoulder) remains limited to non-contact swings and light hitting off a tee, MLB.com reports.

The Indians are taking a cautious approach with Brantley to avoid another setback once he's able to return. He's been sidelined since May 10 and a return doesn't appear imminent.

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Nomar Mazara
Rangers' Nomar Mazara: Mashes ninth homer against Cleveland
Nomar Mazara, RF, TEX
5/30/2016
News: Mazara hit his ninth home run, a three-run shot, in a 1-for-4 game in Monday's win over Cleveland.

Mazara is on a power tear, with four home runs in his last eight games. As obvious as Mazara's raw power is -- look no further than his mammoth 453-foot blast on May 25 for proof -- he had to show he could harness it with consistency in game situations and not just with batting practice blasts. He had just one minor league season with more than 15 home runs before his callup this season, but he is putting any such concerns to rest. With Monday's blast, he is now on pace for 29 home runs this season.

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Ian Desmond
Rangers' Ian Desmond: Hits seventh homer against Cleveland
Ian Desmond, LF, TEX
5/30/2016
News: Desmond hit his seventh home run, a two-run blast, as part of a 2-for-5 game with two runs scored in Monday's win over Cleveland.

Desmond's hit streak now stands at nine games, seven of which have been of the multi-hit variety. He is now hitting a robust .298/.346/.480 and is on pace to post another season with 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases. If he manages to do so, it will be his fourth such season since 2012.

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Dalton Pompey
Blue Jays' Dalton Pompey: Injured in Memorial Day matinee
Dalton Pompey, CF, TOR
5/30/2016
News: Pompey suffered what appeared to be a knee injury during Monday's game with Triple-A Buffalo, The Buffalo News reports. "Didn't have time to even go see him there," said Bisons manager Gary Allenson. "I think it was more precautionary. He came in the dugout, said he was all right, just banged his knee against the wall. But they're just going to be safe and do a test on him. Hopefully just day to day."

Pompey has had a rough go of it this season between a foot injury and now this hopefully minor malady. His batting average sits at a reasonable .267, but his one homer and four steals over 116 at-bats shows the shine is off his prospect rose.

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Coco Crisp
Athletics' Coco Crisp: Hits fifth homer of season Monday
Coco Crisp, LF, OAK
5/30/2016
News: Crisp went 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk and a strikeout against the Twins on Monday.

Crisp is not known for his power, but he has gone yard five times this season, so that has been a pleasant surprise so far. The 36-year-old outfielder has hit two homers with seven RBI over the past six games, and he's also hit safely in nine of the past 10 contests, so he's trending up. He's hit .272 in May after struggling to the tone of a .219 in April.

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Brock Holt
Red Sox's Brock Holt: Takes grounders Monday
Brock Holt, LF, BOS
5/30/2016
News: Holt (concussion) took grounders in the infield prior to Monday's game in Baltimore, the Providence Journal reports.

Holt, who began throwing and hit off a tee Sunday in Toronto, is now getting reps defensively. These are all signs he's nearing a return. Perhaps notable is that Holt's fielding reps were grounders in the infield, not flyballs in the outfield. That could be seen as a sign the Red Sox have Holt, who had been the regular starter in left field, ticketed for a utility infield role when he's ready to return. If he's removed from left field, Blake Swihart would likely become the starter.

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Danny Santana
Twins' Danny Santana: Placed on 15-day disabled list on Monday
Danny Santana, CF, MIN
5/30/2016
News: Santana will placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Santana strained his left hamstring during Monday's game against the Athletics. This movement simultaneously made room for Byron Buxton on the 25-man roster. This is Santana's second hamstring strain of the year that's placed him on the disabled list, but he was able to bounce back from his first one in about two weeks.

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Byron Buxton
Twins' Byron Buxton: To rejoin Twins on Tuesday
Byron Buxton, CF, MIN
5/30/2016
News: Buxton will rejoin the Twins on Tuesday, Dustin Morse of Twins.com reports.

Buxton will return from Triple-A Rochester to assume the roster spot of Danny Santana, who was placed on the disabled list after departing Monday's game with a hamstring strain. In 17 games for Minnesota earlier in the season, the top prospect struggled at the plate, slashing just .156/.208/.289 before being sent back down to Rochester. Buxton, who hit .209 win 46 major league games in 2015, has straightened things out at Triple-A, hitting .333 with 14 RBI and 17 extra-base hits across 114 at-bats.

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Jackie Bradley
Red Sox's Jackie Bradley: Hits ninth homer of season Monday
Jackie Bradley, CF, BOS
5/30/2016
News: Bradley went 1-for-4 with a home run and a walk during Monday's win against Baltimore.

The 26-year-old outfielder doesn't have the hitting streak anymore, but he's not wasting time and has already hit safely in three of the last four games. Bradley has also showed an improved plate discipline (11 walks) and a drop on his strikeouts (only three) over the past 10 games, and it wouldn't be strange to see him go on another hitting considering how good he's been this year.

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Blake Swihart
Red Sox's Blake Swihart: Three hits during Monday win
Blake Swihart, LF, BOS
5/30/2016
News: Swihart went 3-for-4 with a run and a strikeout against the Orioles on Monday.

The backstop played at left field in this game, and the positional move apparently helped him with his offense. The three hits were a season-high mark for the 24-year-old catcher, and even though he's gone 7-for-27 (.259) during May, there's still hope if he hits like this on a more consistent basis.

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