Hunter Renfroe
Padres' Hunter Renfroe: Goes yard in loss Sunday
Hunter Renfroe, RF, SD
12:30 AM
News: Renfroe went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Marlins.

It was a positive weekend for the rookie, as he took his first two walks of the season and capped off the series with his fourth homer. Renfroe's 18:2 K:BB ratio indicates that he is still the extremely-aggressive hitter we thought he would be this season, but the power has been as advertised as well.

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Hunter Pence
Giants' Hunter Pence: Removed from game for precautionary reasons
Hunter Pence, RF, SF
4/23/2017
News: Pence (knee) was removed from Sunday's game against the Rockies because the game had become a blowout, not because of a setback with his knee, Andrew Baggarly of The Mercury News reports.

Pence returned to the lineup Sunday after receiving a day off Saturday to rest his knee, so there was understandably a bit of concern when manager Bruce Bochy removed him from the game in the seventh inning. It turns out the Giants' skipper simply wanted to get his veteran out of what had become a blowout in an effort not to re-aggravate his knee. The 34-year-old has become injury-prone over the last two seasons after being the model health prior to 2015, but he appears to have avoided a serious injury for now.

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Jayson Werth
Nationals' Jayson Werth: Lifted Sunday but not due to injury
Jayson Werth, LF, WAS
4/23/2017
News: Werth was lifted from Sunday's game in the eight inning, but manager Dusty Baker said afterward that his removal was not injury-related, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Werth missed the finale against Atlanta and the first two games of the Mets series with a groin issue. Fortunately, it was not a setback of any kind that forced him out Sunday; rather Baker had planned all along to take Werth out late in the game on a cold night in New York. The skipper suggested he will do the same thing in Colorado.

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Yoenis Cespedes
Mets' Yoenis Cespedes: Expects to return Tuesday
Yoenis Cespedes, LF, NYM
4/23/2017
News: Cespedes (hamstring) told manager Terry Collins that he will be ready to play Tuesday, Matt Ehalt of the Bergen Record reports.

Of course, the training staff could overrule Cespedes, but the 31-year-old seems confident he will get the green light to play in Tuesday's series opener against Atlanta. Cespedes sat out Sunday for a third consecutive game, but he was reportedly OK to pinch hit. The Mets were swept in the weekend series against the Nats, scoring a total of seven runs in three games without Cespedes in the lineup.

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Joc Pederson
Dodgers' Joc Pederson: Exits Sunday's game with groin tightness
Joc Pederson, CF, LAD
4/23/2017
News: Pederson was removed from Friday's game against the Diamondbacks due to right groin tightness, reports, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

Pederson grounded in the top of the inning and then was replaced in the field by Enrique Hernandez half an inning later, which the team said was merely precautionary. Although hamstring injuries can be tricky, there is a decent chance he will be able to avoid a trip to the disabled list, assuming it's nothing worse than the team is letting on.

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Patrick Kivlehan
Reds' Patrick Kivlehan: Drives in three runs
Patrick Kivlehan, RF, CIN
4/23/2017
News: Kivlehan went 1-for-3 with a three-run RBI double, a run and a walk during Sunday's win over the Cubs.

A late addition to the lineup, Kivlehan made the most of his opportunity, and his double in the bottom of the sixth inning put the Reds up 6-2. The 27-year-old outfielder has been limited to just 21 plate appearances this season, so without more consistent at-bats, his fantasy value is capped.

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Scott Schebler
Reds' Scott Schebler: Goes yard with solo shot
Scott Schebler, RF, CIN
4/23/2017
News: Schebler went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI during Sunday's win over the Cubs.

Schebler has squeezed the most out of his .175/.257/.397 slash line, as he has seven runs, four home runs and nine RBI through 70 plate appearances. He's shown nice power upside in the minors and currently sports an unsustainably low .159 BABIP, so the 26-year-old outfielder is still in play in deeper fantasy settings.

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Billy Hamilton
Reds' Billy Hamilton: Steals two bags against Cubs
Billy Hamilton, CF, CIN
4/23/2017
News: Hamilton went 1-for-4 with a run and two stolen bases during Sunday's win over the Cubs.

Hamilton flared a single in the bottom of the first inning and stole second and third base on the next two pitches. His .273 on-base percentage has limited his opportunities to steal bases to this point, but he's converted nine of 10 attempts and is locked into the leadoff spot. Reaching base is the key for the speedster.

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Jeremy Hazelbaker
Diamondbacks' Jeremy Hazelbaker: Batting leadoff Sunday
Jeremy Hazelbaker, RF, ARI
4/23/2017
News: Hazelbaker will lead off and man center field for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.

The Diamondbacks are giving A.J. Pollock the day off to rest, so Hazelbaker will draw into the starting nine for just the third time all season. After opening the campaign with hits in each of his first six at-bats, Hazelbaker has fallen back to earth with a 1-for-10 mark in his subsequent at-bats, most of which have come in pinch-hitting situations.

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Jorge Ona
Padres' Jorge Ona: Lands on 7-day DL
Jorge Ona, CF, SD
4/23/2017
News: Ona was placed on the 7-day disabled list Sunday with a mild quad strain, Bill Center of MLB.com reports.

Ona is currently slashing .280/.345/.360 over 55 plate appearances with Low-A Fort Wayne. The well-regarded 20-year-old will be eligible to return on April 30 at the earliest, though it's currently unclear if he'll be out longer than the seven-day DL stint.

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