Jose Reyes fills up stat sheet in win vs. Red Sox
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Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes
delivered a big performance Tuesday, going 3 for 5 with a double, a home run, two RBI and a stolen base in his team's 7-3 win over the Red Sox.
Reyes has started to hit his stride in July, hitting .333 with two home runs, nine RBI and three stolen bases in 75 at-bats. He's brought his season line up to .276/.326/.420 with eight home runs, 32 RBI and 19 stolen bases in 355 at-bats.
Stephen Drew homers in second straight game Tuesday
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Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew
went 1 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 7-3 loss to the Blue Jays Tuesday.
It was Drew's second conseuctive game with a home run and the second time this month he's delivered home runs in back-to-back games. He's 8 for 21 in his last six games to give himself a .178/.254/.346 line with four home runs and 11 RBI in 107 at-bats.
Erick Aybar returns as expected Tuesday
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As expected, Erick Aybar
is back in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Orioles, after recovering from a groin strain.
Aybar missed three games in a row as a result of the injury, but was available off the bench Monday and was expected to return Tuesday. He has a 10-game hitting streak active heading into Thursday's action.
Back spasms keeps Asdrubal Cabrera sidelined
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Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera
is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Twins, as a result of a back injury suffered during Monday's game.
Cabrera is considered day to day at this point, after leaving Monday's game in the second inning with back spasms.
Francisco Lindor promoted to Triple-A Columbus
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Indians shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor
was promoted to Triple-A Columbus Monday.
Lindor went 0 for 4 Monday for the second consecutive game, but he entered play Monday with a .281/.356/.393 line and 25 stolen bases in 338 at-bats with Double-A Akron. Lindor was named the sixth-best prospect in baseball in Baseball America's midseason update earlier in July.
J.J. Hardy on nice four-game run
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Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy
is 5 for 11 with a homer, two doubles, two RBI and four runs scored over his past four games, notes MASNSports.com. His .285 batting average leads AL shortstops with at least 200 at-bats.
Hardy is excelling against right-handed pitching, with a .298 average, three homers and 24 RBI in 245 at-bats. He'll face two right-handers in the three-game series starting Monday against the Angels.
Report: Athletics targeting Nick Franklin
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The Athletics have made Mariners shortstop Nick Franklin
a "top target"
for acquisition, reports the San Francisco Chronicle
. Franklin is batting .300 with nine homers and 42 RBI in 63 games at Triple-A Tacoma.
"The question will be whether Seattle - currently in a playoff spot - would want to strengthen a division rival, and whether the A's, fresh off trading top prospects Addison Russell and Billy McKinney, would have enough in the cupboard to land him," the paper said.
Danny Santana absent from Sunday lineup
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Twins shortstop Danny Santana
, who fanned in all four plate appearances Saturday, is out of the Sunday lineup against Tampa Bay as he works on his mechanics.
Santana, who struggled during a rehab assignment, has continue to scuffle at the plate. The rookie is 1 for 9 since the All-Star break, but still owns a fine stat line of .315/.351/.427.
Eugenio Suarez a no-go for clash against Indians
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Slumping Tigers shortstop Eugenio Suarez
is grabbing some pine for the Sunday game against visiting Cleveland. Andrew Romine is manning the position instead.
Suarez has been hitless in four of his last five games. He has managed just two hits in 16 at-bats during that stretch to weaken his stat line to a still-respectable .259/.344/.407.
White Sox send Carlos Sanchez to Triple-A
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The White Sox optioned infielder Carlos Sanchez
to Triple-A Charlotte after Saturday's game. Sanchez went 0 for 5 in his one appearance with the team Sunday.