Alex Rios
Royals RF Alex Rios (illness) scratched from lineup on Saturday
Alex Rios, RF, KC
5:57 PM
News: Royals right fielder Alex Rios has been scratched from Saturday's lineup due to an illness. Jarrod Dyson will take his place in right field against the Rays.

The severity of Rios' illness had not been made clear.

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Wil Myers
Padres OF Wil Myers (wrist) likely to begin rehab on Tuesday
Wil Myers, CF, SD
5:38 PM
News: Padres outfielder Wil Myers is slated to begin a rehab assignment with Class A Lake Elsinore on Tuesday. Myers has missed the majority of the season due to a wrist injury that required surgery back in June. 

Myers has played just 35 games in 2015, his first with the Padres. It is not yet known how many rehab games Myers will require before being ready to return to the Padres.

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Matt Kemp
Padres RF Matt Kemp good to go for Saturday vs. Phillies
Matt Kemp, RF, SD
3:50 PM
News: After missing two games with a sore shoulder, Padres right fielder Matt Kemp is back in the starting lineup Saturday against the Phillies. 

Kemp was held out Thursday and Friday with the injury, but he has been given the green light to return on Saturday. 

Kemp has been hitting the ball well lately, batting .308 with two home runs and 11 RBI over his last 10 games.

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Hanley Ramirez
Red Sox LF Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) still out on Saturday
Hanley Ramirez, LF, BOS
12:26 PM
News: Hanley Ramirez's fatigued shoulder will keep him out of the Red Sox lineup for at least one more game, as he is sitting against the Mets on Saturday. Ramirez was scratched from Friday's lineup when his shoulder started acting up, and he was not used in the game.

Alejandro De Aza will take over in left field on Saturday. It is not yet known if Ramirez will be available off the bench.

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J.D. Martinez
Tigers OF J.D. Martinez gets rare day off on Saturday
J.D. Martinez, RF, DET
10:15 AM
News: The Tigers are giving outfielder J.D. Martinez his first day off in over two months, as he is being held out of the starting lineup on Saturday against the Blue Jays. Martinez had started every game for the Tigers since June 24.

The All-Star outfielder has been enjoying a career-year in 2015, and he has maintained his good fortunes lately. Over his last 10 games, Martinez owns a .308 average with three home runs and eight RBI.

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Gregor Blanco
Giants OF Gregor Blanco returns to lineup Friday
Gregor Blanco, CF, SF
8/28/2015
News: Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco is back in action Friday night against St. Louis after missing two games with a hip ailment.

Blanco returns on a nice run with four hits, four walks and five runs over his last four games.

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Yasiel Puig
Dodgers place RF Yasiel Puig on DL with hamstring pull
Yasiel Puig, RF, LAD
8/28/2015
News: When Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig stated that the hamstring injury he sustained Thursday was worse than his last one, he wasn't kidding. He has been placed on the disabled list.

Puig grabbed at the back of his leg after hightailing down the line trying to beat out an infield hit.

He goes down on a 10-game hitting streak in which he's batting .305 (13-for-37). His .256 average is at its highest point in five weeks.

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Dexter Fowler
Cubs CF Dexter Fowler back in action Friday
Dexter Fowler, CF, CHC
8/28/2015
News: Various ailments, including a shin injury, will not keep Cubs leadoff hitter and center fielder Dexter Fowler out of the lineup Friday against the host Dodgers. The bad news is that he has to face Clayton Kershaw.

Fowler lost only a couple days to his physical issues. He returns in an 0-for-9 skid, but he ranks sixth in the majors this season with 84 runs scored.

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Adam Jones
Orioles CF Adam Jones fine for Friday game
Adam Jones, CF, BAL
8/28/2015
News: Orioles slugger Adam Jones is ready to roll Friday night in Texas after leaving the game Thursday following a frightening collision with the wall as he chased a fly ball. He is in the lineup.

Jones can now concentrate on ending a rare 0-for-9 slump. He enters play with a typically strong slash line of .280/319/.497.

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Josh Hamilton
Rangers OF Josh Hamilton takes BP; could be back soon
Josh Hamilton, LF, TEX
8/28/2015
News: Shelved Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is taking batting practice on the field Friday, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which indicates that he's getting closer to returning to action.

Hamilton is eligible to be activated Monday off the disabled list. He has been sidelined since Aug. 20 with left knee inflammation.

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