Asdrubal Cabrera
Rays SS Asdrubal Cabrera, OF Steven Souza still sidelined
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, TB
10:18 AM
News: Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and outfielder Steven Souza remain out of the lineup on Wednesday against the Mariners. Both players have been out since Monday, with Cabrera nursing a groin injury and Souza bothered by an injured wrist.

The team has not provided an update on the status of either player, but with the team off on Thursday, there's a chance they could return for Friday's game in Baltimore.

Brandon Guyer continues to handle right field, and Nick Franklin will grab the start at shortstop on Wednesday. 


Mike Aviles
Indians SS Mike Aviles gets the start against Rangers
Mike Aviles, SS, CLE
9:41 AM
News: Indians shortstop Mike Aviles will make his second consecutive start against the Rangers on Wednesday. 

Aviles, who went 0 for 3 with a walk and a strikeout in his team's 4-3 loss on Tuesday, will look to improve his .310 batting average after getting another start under his belt.


J.J. Hardy
Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy able to start on Tuesday
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL
News: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Astros. Hardy exited Monday's game early with back discomfort, though he was never expected to miss much time. 

Hardy said that core exercises have helped his back improve, according to He also feels the minor back injury he suffered Monday would have kept him out longer last year.

Hardy recently returned from stint on the disabled list, and has 11 hits over 58 at-bats, including two home runs, in his first 16 games of the season. 


Jose Reyes
Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes hits double in return Monday
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR
News: Playing in his first game since April 27, Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes doubled during Monday's 6-0 win over the White Sox.

"I need to get comfortable swinging the bat hard," Reyes said, per

The double was his only hit in four at-bats during the game. Reyes missed nearly a month with a fractured rib.

"It's OK, I've been swinging the bat for like two weeks now, at least BP-ing and stuff like that," Reyes said. "The more ABs I take, the more comfortable I'm going to feel. I'm not going to promise anything like I'm going to go 5-for-5 out of the gate, I hope so, but it's going to take a little bit of time. I feel very comfortable about it. I'll be working on my swing, too."


Elvis Andrus
Rangers SS Elvis Andrus hits second home run of season
Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX
News: Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus hit his second home run of the season in Monday afternoon's 10-8 victory over the Indians. 

This is the first homer for Andrus since an April 14 game against the Angels. It was a solo shot that he hit in the eighth inning. Andrus finished the game 2 for 4 and also hit a double, which scored Josh Hamilton and Mitch Moreland in the third. 

Andrus is now hitting .236/.293/.309. 


Xander Bogaerts
Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts collects four hits vs. Angels
Xander Bogaerts, SS, BOS
News: Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts went 4 for 4 with two runs scored in his team's 6-1 win over the Angels on Sunday.

Starting in the No. 5 spot for the third straight game, Bogaerts delivered one of his best hitting performances of the season, picking up a double and three singles in the win. He's put together a seven game hitting streak and now owns a .290/.340/.407 line with two home runs and 15 RBI in 145 at-bats.


Ryan Goins
Ryan Goins hits first homer in over a year in Blue Jays' win
Ryan Goins, SS, TOR
News: Blue Jays shortstop Ryan Goins hit his first home run since April 23 of last season in Sunday's win over Seattle.

Goins hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning, as the Blue Jays pulled in front to stay. He drove in a total of three runs on the day, giving him 11 for the year. 

Goins went 1 for 2 with two walks. 


Brendan Ryan
Yankees send down Branden Pinder, call up Jacob Lindgren
Brendan Ryan, SS, NYY
News: The Yankees optioned RHP Branden Pinder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre, the team announced on Sunday. Pinder had a 2.16 ERA in six appearances. 

To replace him on the roster, the Yankees called up reliever Jacob Lindgren , who was 1-1 with three saves and a 1.23 ERA in Triple-A.

The Yankees also transferred shortstop Brendan Ryan to the 60-day disabled list. Ryan was on the 15-day DL, with a calf injury.  


Jonathan Villar
Jose Altuve out of Astros' lineup for first time this year
Jonathan Villar, SS, HOU
News: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is out of the starting lineup for the first time this season, after 44 starts. 

Altuve snapped a string of 88 straight starts, dating back to last season. He's replaced by Marwin Gonzalez, who moves over from shortstop. 

Jonathan Villar replaces Gonzalez at short. 


Alexei Ramirez
Alexei Ramirez gets two hits in loss for White Sox
Alexei Ramirez, SS, CHW
News: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez continued his hot hitting with a 2-for-4 day in Saturday's loss to Minnesota. Ramirez has hit in four straight and is 5 for his last 8. 

Ramirez drove in a run, his 19th, and lifted his average to .257. He also stole his third base of the year and was caught stealing for the second time.  


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