Eury Perez
Braves OF Eury Perez (torso) back in lineup Wednesday
Eury Perez, LF, ATL
3:25 PM
News: Braves outfielder Eury Perez (torso) was back in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Nationals for the first time since colliding with Cameron Maybin in the outfield during Sunday's game against the Pirates. 

Perez is batting .286 with one double, one RBI, one run and five strikeouts in 11 games (seven starts) for Atlanta.

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Michael Cuddyer
Mets LF Michael Cuddyer sits with knee soreness on Wednesday
Michael Cuddyer, LF, NYM
3:20 PM
News: Mets left fielder Michael Cuddyer is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs. Cuddyer exited Tuesday's game with knee soreness, so it's of little surprise that he is on the bench for Wednesday's tilt.

John Mayberry will get the start in left field and bat fifth. Manager Terry Collins said Cuddyer would need a day or two off, but he does not think a DL stint will be necessary. Cuddyer is unlikely to play on Thursday.

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Marlon Byrd
Reds LF Marlon Byrd homers for third time since DL activation
Marlon Byrd, LF, CIN
12:45 PM
News: Reds left fielder Marlon Byrd homered during an 8-5 loss to the Brewers on Tuesday. Byrd connected for a solo home run off Phil Hughes leading off the seventh inning for his 13th home run.

Byrd has homered three times in 10 games since coming off the disabled list June 19. Nine of his 13 home runs have been solo homers.

Byrd is batting .311 (14 for 45) with a .511 slugging percentage, .837 OPS, six runs, five RBI, one walk and seven strikeouts in his last 10 games.

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Starling Marte
Pirates LF Starling Marte owns six-game hitting streak
Starling Marte, LF, PIT
12:08 PM
News: Pirates left fielder Starling Marte went 1 for 6 in Tuesday's extra-innings victory over the Tigers. Marte is now carrying a modest six-game hitting streak, during which he is batting .348 (8 for 23).
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Carl Crawford
Dodgers' Carl Crawford goes 0 for 3 in rehab game Tuesday
Carl Crawford, LF, LAD
12:43 AM
News: Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford started his rehab assignment Tuesday for the team's Class A affiliate and went 0 for 3 at the plate. He also walked once and scored one run.

Crawford is on the disabled list with a torn right oblique. He has been sidelined since April 28.

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Ryan Braun
Ryan Braun leads Brewers with four hits
Ryan Braun, RF, MIL
12:23 AM
News: Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun went 4 for 5 and scored twice in Tuesday's win over Philadelphia. He added a double, his 12th of the year. 

Braun has hit in five straight games and is 11 for 17 over that stretch. He's 8 for his last 10. 

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Randal Grichuk
Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk collects three hits in Tuesday's loss
Randal Grichuk, LF, STL
12:17 AM
News: Cardinals outfielder Randal Grichuk was the lone bright spot offensively for the team during Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the White Sox.

Grichuk went 3 for 5 at the plate and he connected off Chris Sale in the fourth inning for a solo home run.

"I felt pretty comfortable up there," Grichuk said after his first time facing Sale, per MLB.com. "He blew it by me the first [at-bat], but ... I went into the dugout and still felt comfortable about the at-bat even though he did K me up. I went into the other at-bats confident and put good swings on good pitches."

Prior to his three-hit game Tuesday, Grichuk was hitting .289 with three home runs and seven RBI in his last 10 games.

"I have some at-bats where I have some hiccups," Grichuk said, "but I've felt, in total, that I've been putting together some good at-bats lately."

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Hunter Pence
Giants' Hunter Pence making progress from wrist injury
Hunter Pence, RF, SF
6/30/2015
News: Giants outfielder Hunter Pence will begin swinging a bat Tuesday, reports the San Jose Mercury News.

Pence will initially swing a fungo bat off a tee before taking live batting practice. He has been sidelined since June 2 with a wrist injury.

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Billy Hamilton
Reds CF Billy Hamilton could play way into leadoff spot
Billy Hamilton, CF, CIN
6/30/2015
News: Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton is back in the leadoff spot Tuesday against the Twins after a standout performance batting leadoff Monday. He went 2 for 4 with three runs, two walks and four stolen bases.

While Hamilton is currently batting leadoff as Brandon Phillips is sidelined due to injury, manager Bryan Price said Hamilton could stay in that spot if he continues to perform well.

“If he can do what he did yesterday on a regular basis, that would be great,” Price said, per MLB.com. “You guys know, the great importance of that role is you know that guy is going to get the most at-bats on your ballclub, and he needs to be on base.”

Price added Hamilton is still finding his way from the left side of the plate as a switch-hitter. Although, he is improving on bunt hits. After starting 0 for 6 on bunt-hit attempts, he is now 6 for 17 (.353).

“The more balls he gets on the ground, the more chances he has of getting on base,” Price said. “I still believe that’s the role he will fill for this team. It just has to come on a more consistent basis before he returns full-time to the leadoff spot.”

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Charlie Blackmon
Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon connects for 10th home run
Charlie Blackmon, CF, COL
6/30/2015
News: Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon provided his team's only run during a 7-1 loss to the Athletics on Monday. Blackmon led off the eighth inning with a home run off of Evan Scribner.

Blackmon, who had his hitting streak end Sunday, has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games. He has three of his 10 home runs in the last 15 games.

He is batting .316 (18 for 57) with a .596 slugging percentage, three home runs, 13 RBI, 10 runs, eight walks, 14 strikeouts and seven stolen bases in his last 15 games.

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