Carlos Correa
Astros' Carlos Correa: Sluggs eight homer of season Sunday
Carlos Correa, SS, HOU
5/29/2016
News: Correa went 1-for-1 with a decisive three-run homer run as a pinch hitter during Sunday's 13-inning win over the Angels.

Correa was expected to get the day off, but manager A.J. Hinch opted to give him a pinch-hit appearance and the shortstop responded hitting a three-run homer that was decisive for Houston's win. Correa has gone 5-for-38 (.135) over the past 10 games, but perhaps the home run will boost his confidence as he tries to leave an extended sophomore slump behind him.

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Willy Adames
Rays' Willy Adames: On fire at Double-A Montgomery
Willy Adames, SS, TB
5/29/2016
News: Adames is hitting .273/.385/.503 with six homers and six stolen bases in seven attempts over 45 games at Double-A Montgomery so far this season. The Tampa Bay Times speculates he could receive a promotion soon.

Adames, who came over in the David Price deal, will have to compete with Daniel Robertson to see who the shortstop of the future is in the organization. But he profiles as the better defender, so as long as the bat continues to develop as it has this year, he's in good shape to stick at short.

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J.J. Hardy
Orioles' J.J. Hardy: Will get scan on foot Friday
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL
5/29/2016
News: Hardy (foot) will undergo a CT scan Friday, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

If the results of the scan show that Hardy's foot has fully healed, he'll be cleared to resume baseball activities. The shortstop has already had the boot removed from his left foot, so it seems that he's progressed as expected so far.

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Elvis Andrus
Rangers' Elvis Andrus: Will sit out Sunday
Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX
5/29/2016
News: Andrus is out of the lineup Sunday against the Pirates.

With a pair of 0-for-4 outings over the first two games of the series, Andrus will get a breather in Sunday's matinee. In Andrus' stead, Hanser Alberto will pick up a start at shortstop and bat ninth in the order.

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Jimmy Rollins
White Sox's Jimmy Rollins: Resting Sunday
Jimmy Rollins, SS, CHW
5/29/2016
News: Rollins is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals.

Rollins will give way to Tyler Saladino for the second straight game, as manager Robin Ventura looks to extract some more offense from the shortstop spot. While Rollins and Saladino are both rocking sub-.300 on-base percentages for the season, Saladino at least turned in a productive game Saturday, going 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI. Ventura will likely end up settling on a primary option at the position based on which player happens to be hotter at the plate.

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Eduardo Nunez
Twins' Eduardo Nunez: Rips homer in four-hit effort versus Mariners
Eduardo Nunez, SS, MIN
5/29/2016
News: Nunez went 4-for-5 with a home run, his fifth of the season, in Saturday's game against the Mariners.

The infielder pushed his average up another 16 points to .333. Nunez is enjoying a nice May -- all five of his homers have come this month, and he's notched 12 RBI and 11 runs over his 88 at-bats in May. His batting average has remained above .300 all season.

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Marcus Semien
Athletics' Marcus Semien: Tallies pair of hits in Saturday victory
Marcus Semien, SS, OAK
5/29/2016
News: Semien went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored in Saturday's 12-3 victory over the Tigers.

Even the struggling shortstop got in on the A's' 17-hit act Saturday, notching his first multi-hit game since May 18, and sixth overall in May. Although he's still largely scuffling at the plate, Semien has managed to nudge his average up 17 points during May to .222, and now has 12 RBI on the month as well.

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Tyler Saladino
White Sox's Tyler Saladino: Blasts three-run homer in Saturday loss
Tyler Saladino, SS, CHW
5/28/2016
News: Saladino went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in Saturday's 8-7 loss to the Royals.

The 26-year-old did some damage out of the nine-hole, blasting his first homer since April 20. The multi-hit effort was Saladino's fifth in 10 May starts, and he's now posted eight RBI during the month as well. The versatile utility man is capable of backing up three infield positions, affording him a solid dose of playing time at the moment.

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Ketel Marte
Mariners' Ketel Marte: On track to begin rehab assignment next week
Ketel Marte, SS, SEA
5/28/2016
News: Marte (thumb) is on track to begin a rehab assignment next week, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

Marte took batting practice Saturday and fielded ground balls, which puts him on pace to return to game action next week. Barring any setbacks during his rehab assignment, it appears he has a good chance to be activated from the disabled list when first eligible June 6.

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Xander Bogaerts
Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts: Bogaerts tallies three hits in Saturday victory
Xander Bogaerts, SS, BOS
5/28/2016
News: Bogaerts went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and three runs scored in Saturday's 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays.

The 23-year-old's outstanding season got somewhat lost in the shuffle during teammate Jackie Bradley's 29-game-hitting streak, but Bogaerts has now hit safely in 21 consecutive games himself. He's slashing .394/.429/.577 in 104 at-bats during May, which has raised his season average 61 points to its current .351 figure.

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