Tim Beckham
Rays' Tim Beckham: Huge performance wasted Wednesday
Tim Beckham, SS, TB
6:30 AM
News: Beckham went 3-for-5 with a double and two solo home runs in Wednesday's 5-4 extra-inning loss to the Orioles.

It's the first multi-homer game of his career, and Beckham now has four long balls on the season to go with a solid .280/.299/.493 slash line. The 27-year-old's 2:25 BB:K through 21 games is still ugly, but if he keeps hitting the ball hard when he does make contact he'll continue to earn regular playing time with the Rays.

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Jean Segura
Mariners' Jean Segura: Raking straight off DL
Jean Segura, SS, SEA
4/26/2017
News: Segura went 3-for-6 for the second consecutive game Wednesday, notching a double, two RBI and two runs against the Tigers.

After returning with a 3-for-6 effort that included a homer Tuesday, Segura continued to look quite healthy -- effervescent, even. His BABIP's now at .400, so don't expect him to carry that .364 batting average for long, but Segura should still contribute in that category while contributing both power and speed, which makes him a very valuable fantasy asset indeed.

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Didi Gregorius
Yankees' Didi Gregorius: Could return Friday
Didi Gregorius, SS, NYY
4/26/2017
News: Gregorius (shoulder) could return to the lineup as soon as Friday against the Orioles, the Bergen Record's Pete Caldera reports.

He will play in one more rehab game Wednesday with High-A Tampa, and could then join the Yankees in New York. He is hitting .429 with one home run and zero strikeouts over 14 at-bats during his rehab assignment. Ronald Torreyes is starting at shortstop and hitting ninth against Rick Porcello on Wednesday.

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Jose Iglesias
Tigers' Jose Iglesias: Expected to be activated Thursday
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET
4/26/2017
News: Iglesias (concussion) is expected to be activated from the 7-day DL on Thursday, Matthew B. Mowery of the Oakland Press reports.

He has apparently passed all the necessary tests, and figures to rejoin the lineup for the finale of the series against the Mariners. Dixon Machado is getting the start at shortstop and hitting eighth Wednesday.

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J.J. Hardy
Orioles' J.J. Hardy: Heads to bench Wednesday
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL
4/26/2017
News: Hardy is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rays.

Hardy went hitless in each of his last three games, so he'll head to the bench for a night off. Ryan Flaherty will pick up a start at shortstop in his stead.

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Shawn O'Malley
Mariners' Shawn O'Malley: Not close to return
Shawn O'Malley, SS, SEA
4/26/2017
News: Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said Tuesday that O'Malley (appendectomy) isn't close to returning to active duty, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

In addition to the appendectomy, O'Malley is also still recovering from a right shoulder issue, according to Dipoto. The utility man's absence has mostly gone unnoticed, as O'Malley's placement on the disabled list to begin the season allowed Taylor Motter to make the 25-man roster. Motter has been one of the club's more effective power bats, with 11 of his 14 hits going for extra bases.

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Troy Tulowitzki
Blue Jays' Troy Tulowitzki: MRI reveals no surprises
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, TOR
4/26/2017
News: An MRI on Tulowitzki's strained right hamstring revealed no surprises, Sportsnet.ca reports.

While the Blue Jays have not offered up an estimated timetable for Tulowitzki's return to action, one should start to take shape as he begins ramping up his baseball activities. Tulowitzki hit the 10-day DL on Saturday, meaning May 2 would be his earliest possible return date. The 32-year-old is batting .263/.295/.386 with one home run and 10 RBI through 16 games this season.

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Ehire Adrianza
Twins' Ehire Adrianza: Moves rehab to Triple-A
Ehire Adrianza, SS, MIN
4/25/2017
News: Adrianza (oblique) has been transferred to Triple-A Rochester to continue his rehab assignment, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

The 27-year-old made it clear that he is ready for more advanced competition, going 6-for-15 with two doubles and a stolen base in his three-game stint with High-A Fort Myers. A .220/.292/.313 career hitter at the major-league level, he will be merely a bench option for Minnesota upon his eventual return.

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Anderson Tejeda
Rangers' Anderson Tejeda: Racking up walks, strikeouts at Low-A
Anderson Tejeda, SS, TEX
4/25/2017
News: Tejeda, 18, is hitting .209/.340/.419 with two homers across 55 plate appearances with Low-A Hickory.

The young shortstop has unsurprisingly had more difficultly in his first exposure to full-season ball, striking out in 41.8 percent of his plate appearances. While the whiffs have sunk Tejeda's batting average, he still owns a 123 wRC+ thanks to his 14.5 percent walk rate and the power he's flashed when he has been able to make contact. Tejeda still looks like one of the Rangers' most promising position prospects in the lower minors.

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Tim Anderson
White Sox's Tim Anderson: Adds three hits as catalyst in Monday outburst
Tim Anderson, SS, CHW
4/24/2017
News: Anderson went 3-for-5 with three singles, an RBI, a stolen base and three runs scored in Monday's 12-1 victory over the Royals.

The three-hit performance raised Anderson's average to just .208 on the season, and he has only three extra-base hits in his 74 plate appearances on the young season. The 23-year-old may continue to struggle with the stick as he matures. His only real asset for fantasy owners are his wheels, and his steal Monday was only his second of the year. Anderson has plenty of upside, but he's only useful for his speed right now in deep mixed and AL-only leagues.

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