Jose Reyes
Mets' Jose Reyes: Continues late-season offensive bender
Jose Reyes, SS, NYM
12:11 AM
News: Reyes went 4-for-5 with his 14th homer, two RBI and two runs against the Marlins on Tuesday.

The veteran infielder continues to impress with this late-season surge -- over his last 22 games, Reyes has hit .389 with five homers, eight steals, 16 RBI and 22 runs. That's some impressive stat stuffing from a guy who was looking washed up earlier in the season, and it doesn't seem like Reyes is going to slow down over the final weeks.

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Trea Turner
Nationals' Trea Turner: Swipes two bases Tuesday
Trea Turner, SS, WAS
9/19/2017
News: Turner went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases in Tuesday's win over the Braves.

Turner swiped his 41st and 42nd base of the season Tuesday, breaking Alfonso Soriano's single-season stolen base record set back in 2006. Following his strong night at the plate, the speedy shortstop is now hitting .262 during the month of September and holds a .281/.334/.443 line with nine homers, 69 runs and 42 RBI on the season.

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Wilmer Difo
Nationals' Wilmer Difo: Thrust into action Tuesday
Wilmer Difo, SS, WAS
9/19/2017
News: Difo is starting at second base and batting sixth Tuesday against the Braves, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Daniel Murphy was a late scratch with hamstring tightness, so Difo will slide into the lineup in his place. Murphy missed some time near the end of last season when a hamstring injury cropped up, so Difo could be in line for increased playing time down the stretch if the Nats decide to play it safe with Murphy.

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Amed Rosario
Mets' Amed Rosario: Unlikely to play until Friday
Amed Rosario, SS, NYM
9/19/2017
News: Manager Terry Collins said Rosario (illness) is unlikely to play until at least Friday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

Rosario was scratched from Monday's contest with an illness, and it appears he's dealing with something more than a stomach flu. The young shortstop was treated at the University of Miami hospital Monday night, and he's currently back at the hotel resting, making him unavailable Tuesday. With a day off approaching Thursday, the Mets are hoping he'll be healthy enough to return to action Friday against the Nationals.

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Corey Seager
Dodgers' Corey Seager: Still managing elbow pain
Corey Seager, SS, LAD
9/18/2017
News: Manager Dave Roberts said Seager won't be able to throw at 100 percent for the rest of the season, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Seager is apparently still dealing with some elbow pain when he throws, though the issue isn't expected to force him to miss any time down the stretch. The Dodgers' medical staff deemed the ailment "playable," and Roberts confirmed the star shortstop will start "the rest of the season" following Monday's day off. It has already been speculated that the 23-year-old may need offseason surgery to address his elbow injury. He'll likely have to play through some pain down the stretch; the good news is that Seager is mostly bothered by the issue when he throws, so his hitting may not be affected.

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Orlando Arcia
Brewers' Orlando Arcia: Sitting out Monday
Orlando Arcia, SS, MIL
9/18/2017
News: Arcia is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Pirates.

Arcia remains the Brewers' regular shortstop, but he's opened a few more games on the bench of late with manager Craig Counsell looking to get Eric Sogard in the lineup more frequently. Monday marks the third time in six games Sogard has gotten the nod over Arcia.

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Miguel Rojas
Marlins' Miguel Rojas: Out of Monday's lineup
Miguel Rojas, SS, MIA
9/18/2017
News: Rojas (shoulder) is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Mets, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Rojas is out indefinitely after suffering a left shoulder strain while diving for a ball during Sunday's game against the Brewers. Mike Aviles will continue to start at shortstop while Rojas remains sidelined.

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Ketel Marte
Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Collects stolen base Sunday
Ketel Marte, SS, ARI
9/18/2017
News: Marte went 0-for-2 with two walks and a stolen base in Sunday's 7-2 win over the Giants.

Marte's production has lagged over the last few games, but he's still sporting a tremendous .283/.377/.370 line in September while walking more times (seven) than he's struck out (six). Chris Owings (finger) is on track to return from the 60-day disabled list when first eligible Sept. 29, but Owings' long layoff coupled with Marte's success as a replacement in the middle infield should be enough to lock Marte into a starting role heading into the postseason.

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Cole Tucker
Pirates' Cole Tucker: Hopes to play in AFL this year
Cole Tucker, SS, PIT
9/17/2017
News: General manager Neal Huntington announced Sunday that the Pirates are "remaining optimistic" that Tucker (hand) will return to play in the Arizona Fall League this season, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Tucker has been on the minor-league DL since Sept. 9 with a fractured left hand after having his hand stepped on during a game. The timeline for his return is still unclear, but the Pirates remain hopeful that he'll be able to suit up sometime during the Arizona Fall League that runs through October and November.

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Asdrubal Cabrera
Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera: Sits out Sunday
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, NYM
9/17/2017
News: Cabrera is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Cabrera is riding a five-game hitting streak (9-for-17 over that stretch), but he'll be given the day off against Julio Teheran and the Braves. Phil Evans will take over at the hot corner and bat eighth in his stead.

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