Desmond Jennings
Rays' Desmond Jennings: Out of the lineup Tuesday
Desmond Jennings, LF, TB
4:52 PM
News: Jennings is out of the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with the Royals, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Jennings will sit out while Mikie Mahtook gets the start in center field and bats seventh. Jennings hitting struggles have continued, as he's slashing a dismal .168/.237/.269. Manager Kevin Cash is giving Mahtook an extended look in center field due to Jennings slump, and the 29-year-old could see even less playing time if it continues, or if Mahtook begins to take off.

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Courtney Hawkins
White Sox's Courtney Hawkins: Returns to starting role
Courtney Hawkins, LF, CHW
4:52 PM
News: Hawkins has a .228/.271/.405 line after 79 at-bats across 21 games at Double-A Birmingham.

Hawkins recently went cold at the plate, causing his batting average to fall from .275 to .200 in a matter of four games. However, he's played just 16 games since missing a month with an oblique injury, so it could simply be a matter of needing time to regain his footing. While this will delay his potential arrival at Triple-A Charlotte, the additional time with Birmingham will help the power hitting outfielder improve his batting average and on-base percentage.

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Jackie Bradley
Red Sox's Jackie Bradley: Expected to return Friday
Jackie Bradley, CF, BOS
4:40 PM
News: Bradley (paternity) is expected to return to the lineup Friday when Boston opens its weekend series with the Blue Jays, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

Bradley was placed on the paternity list Tuesday and Mastrodonato's report suggests that the star outfielder will sit out the maximum three games while he's on the paternity list. With that, Bradley looks primed to miss the remainder of Boston's series in Baltimore. Chris Young will likely see most of the playing time in center in Bradley's absence while the recently-recalled Rusney Castillo will provide depth off the bench.

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Stephen Piscotty
Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty: In Tuesday's lineup
Stephen Piscotty, RF, STL
4:06 PM
News: Piscotty (illness) is in the lineup Tuesday against the Brewers.

Piscotty was scratched from Monday's lineup due to food poisoning, but he's since recovered and will start at his usual spot in right field. The 25-year-old will bat cleanup against Milwaukee's Wily Peralta.

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Ryan Braun
Brewers' Ryan Braun: Back in the lineup Tuesday
Ryan Braun, LF, MIL
3:52 PM
News: Braun will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Cardinals.

Braun missed the last three games due to lingering soreness in his neck, but he'll return to his usual spot in left field Tuesday, as Alex Presley shifts over to right. Braun, who is hitting .370 with a 1.028 OPS on the month, will bat third in the order against the Cardinals' Mike Leake.

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Brett Gardner
Yankees' Brett Gardner: Out of lineup Tuesday
Brett Gardner, LF, NYY
3:32 PM
News: Gardner is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays.

The Yankees are facing a left-hander Tuesday in J.A Happ, so Gardner will be replaced in left by the switch-hitting Aaron Hicks. Gardner has struggled worse than usual against southpaws on the year, batting just .163 with an OPS of just .452.

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Trayce Thompson
Dodgers' Trayce Thompson: Back in lineup Tuesday
Trayce Thompson, LF, LAD
3:16 PM
News: Thompson is back in the lineup Tuesday, Andy McCullough of the LA Times reports.

Thompson was dealing with a minor back issue over the weekend, but it never appeared as though he was completely unavailable. The 25-year-old will return to the starting lineup Tuesday as the Dodgers go with an outfield of Thompson, Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig.

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Michael Saunders
Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: Out of the lineup Tuesday
Michael Saunders, LF, TOR
3:14 PM
News: Saunders is not in the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with the Yankees, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

Saunders will be replaced in left field by Ezequiel Carrera and bat ninth. With left-hander CC Sabathia on the mound, manager John Gibbons will give Saunders the day off in order to pack the lineup with more right-handed hitters.

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Rusney Castillo
Red Sox's Rusney Castillo: Recalled from Triple-A Tuesday
Rusney Castillo, LF, BOS
3:00 PM
News: Castillo was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

With Jackie Bradley Jr. hitting the paternity list Tuesday, the Red Sox replenished their outfield depth by calling up Castillo. He has slashed .241/.302/.317 with one home run at Triple-A this season. Castillo is not in the lineup Tuesday, however, and this will likely be a short stint with the big league club for him as Bradley is set to only miss up to three games.

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Austin Jackson
White Sox's Austin Jackson: Still out of lineup due to toe turf injury
Austin Jackson, CF, CHW
2:58 PM
News: Jackson (toe) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with the Mets, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Kane reports.

Jackson is still suffering from a turf toe injury from Sunday's game. Adam Eaton will slide over to center field in his place for Tuesday's game, and lead off the lineup.

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