Mickey Moniak
Phillies' Mickey Moniak: Returns to action Sunday
Mickey Moniak, CF, PHI
4:42 AM
News: Moniak (finger) went 2-for-4 with a run scored Sunday for Low-A Lakewood.

Moniak had been sidelined a few games with a jammed finger. He is off to a nice start at Lakewood, slashing .298/.388/.421 with four stolen bases over his first 15 games.

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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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Mallex Smith
Rays' Mallex Smith: Potential rehab stint rained out Sunday
Mallex Smith, CF, TB
4/23/2017
News: Smith (hamstring) did not begin his rehab stint with High-A Charlotte on Sunday as planned due to the game being rained out, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The speedy outfielder's recovery from his hamstring injury had gone off without a hitch thus far, but Mother Nature had her say Sunday. Smith has been running since last Tuesday and began taking batting practice the next day, so a few days of game action represent the final piece of the puzzle before a return to the Rays. Smith had made a notable impact with his speed during the eight games he appeared in before his injury, so his presence will provide Tampa with a disruptive element that no other player currently on the roster can match.

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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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Colby Rasmus
Rays' Colby Rasmus: Hitless in Sunday rehab game
Colby Rasmus, CF, TB
4/23/2017
News: Rasmus was 0-for-4 in Double-A Montgomery's win over Mississippi on Sunday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The veteran outfielder is thus 1-for-7 in his first two games since resuming his rehab on Saturday. He's slated for multiple games in the coming week before rejoining the Rays next weekend in Toronto, assuming no setbacks.

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Melky Cabrera
White Sox's Melky Cabrera: Knocks in two
Melky Cabrera, LF, CHW
4/23/2017
News: Cabrera went 1-for-4 with two RBI in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Indians.

Cabrera had hurt his wrist in Saturday's game but was able to play Sunday, serving as the designated hitter.

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Jacoby Ellsbury
Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury: Provides only offense against Pirates
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY
4/23/2017
News: Ellsbury went 2-for-4 with a solo home run during Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh.

The veteran outfielder is off to a solid start to the campaign with a .333/.380/.455 slash line, 11 runs, two home runs, four RBI and six stolen bases. Injuries have been the biggest hindrance to Ellsbury's fantasy stock over the years, but as long as he's healthy, he has the potential to be a serviceable five-category contributor that can provide the biggest boost in the stolen bases column.

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Steven Souza
Rays' Steven Souza: Continues offensive tear with two-run homer
Steven Souza, RF, TB
4/23/2017
News: Souza went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run during Sunday's loss to Houston.

Now sporting a seven-game hitting streak (12-for-29) with five runs, two home runs and nine RBI, Souza continues to provide excellent fantasy numbers. He's shown potential in the past and has kick-started what has the makings to be a breakout campaign through the first few weeks of the season.

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