J.D. Martinez
Diamondbacks' J.D. Martinez: Homers in return to lineup
J.D. Martinez, RF, ARI
10:50 AM
News: Martinez (hand) went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Monday's win over the Braves.

It was his first hit as a member of the Diamondbacks, and it came in his return to the lineup following a four-game absence. Martinez was hit by a pitch on the hand in his first game with Arizona last Wednesday, but all tests were negative. Monday's homer suggests he's out of the woods with the injury.

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Ronald Acuna
Braves' Ronald Acuna: Swats third Triple-A homer Monday
Ronald Acuna, CF, ATL
10:32 AM
News: Acuna went 4-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI for Triple-A Gwinnett in Monday's win over Lehigh Valley.

In 12 games since his promotion to Triple-A, Acuna is now slashing .289/.385/.556 with three homers. While the sample sizes are small, the 19-year-old has also impressively improved his walk and strikeout rates as he's climbed the ladder this season in the Braves' organization. Despite his youth, it seems to be only a matter of time before he's up in the majors.

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Kyle Schwarber
Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: Sitting out against left-hander
Kyle Schwarber, LF, CHC
9:36 AM
News: Schwarber is out of the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.

Since he was promoted from Triple-A Iowa earlier this month, the lefty-hitting Schwarber has mainly been deployed as a platoon player in the outfield, and that trend will continue Tuesday, as he'll head to the bench with southpaw Carlos Rodon on the mound. Schwarber's absence will open up a spot in the lineup for Albert Almora, who gets the starting nod in center field while Ian Happ shifts over to left.

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Jason Heyward
Cubs' Jason Heyward: Hits bench vs. left-hander
Jason Heyward, RF, CHC
9:33 AM
News: Heyward is out of the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.

Following back-to-back starts in the leadoff role, Heyward will be dropped from the lineup entirely due to the matchup with a left-hander in Carlos Rodon. Heyward's absence will allow Ben Zobrist to settle in as the Cubs' table setter for the afternoon.

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Adam Engel
White Sox's Adam Engel: Homers in Monday's win
Adam Engel, CF, CHW
5:23 AM
News: Engel went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 3-1 win over the Cubs.

Engel has been prominent in the offense the last two games with a three-run double Sunday while Monday's homer was the game-deciding hit. As we continue to wait for Leury Garcia to return from a lingering hand injury, Engel has been getting most of the starts in center field. His current two-game run, however, is an outlier. For the season, the 25-year-old Engel is batting .238/.310/.371 over 199 plate appearances.

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Howie Kendrick
Phillies' Howie Kendrick: Expected back in lineup Tuesday
Howie Kendrick, LF, PHI
4:48 AM
News: Kendrick is expected to start Tuesday night, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Kendrick was out of the lineup Monday, but did enter as a pinch hitter. Manager Pete Mackanin said the team is being cautious with Kendrick, who just came off the disabled list last Friday after recovering from a hamstring strain. The Phillies hope to trade Kendrick before next week's deadline.

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Joc Pederson
Dodgers' Joc Pederson: Hits 10th homer Monday
Joc Pederson, CF, LAD
12:49 AM
News: Pederson went 1-for-3 with a solo homer Monday against the Twins.

Pederson's long ball off Bartolo Colon gives him 53 career home runs against righties compared to just eight against lefties. The left-handed hitting slugger also has a remarkably similar 52-7 split in doubles. While he often sits against southpaws, Pederson's .238/.349/.455 line makes him a solid option when he's in the lineup.

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A.J. Pollock
Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock: Drives in four in Monday's victory
A.J. Pollock, CF, ARI
12:31 AM
News: Pollock went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in Monday's victory over the Braves.

Pollock has been scorching hot as of late, and with the three extra-base hits Monday night, he now has 12 hits over the past seven games with nine of those going for extra bases. The speedy outfielder is now hitting above .300 for the first time since early May, and although he isn't stealing bags at the same torrid pace that he did back in his breakout 2015 campaign, he continues to be a solid five-category asset in all formats.

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Eddie Rosario
Twins' Eddie Rosario: Three extra-base hits Monday
Eddie Rosario, LF, MIN
12:23 AM
News: Rosario went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 6-4 loss to the Dodgers.

Rosario was the star of the show for Minnesota offensively, producing RBI doubles in the fourth and seventh innings to go with a solo homer in the sixth. Already in his third major league season at age 25, Rosario is slashing career highs across the board at .296/.333/.484. He's showing no signs of slowing down with seven extra-base hits in the past six games.

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Giancarlo Stanton
Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton: Launches two more homers
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA
12:18 AM
News: Stanton went 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI during Monday's win over Texas.

With 11 homers through his past 15 games, Stanton has tied Aaron Judge for the league lead with 32. The Miami outfielder sports a .274/.360/.596 slash line with 68 RBI and 68 runs alongside the bombs and career-best numbers are well within reach.

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