Trevor Story
Rockies' Trevor Story: Homers again versus Atlanta
Trevor Story, SS, COL
8:00 PM
News: Story went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a double and an additional run scored during Sunday's win over Atlanta.

Story feasted on Braves pitching over the weekend series, as four of his seven hits went for home runs en route to nine RBI and seven runs scored as well. 'Breakout' hardly seems to describe what Story has done during his first Major League season, as his 27 round-trippers now lead the National League.

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Addison Russell
Cubs' Addison Russell: Exits with heel bruise
Addison Russell, SS, CHC
3:20 PM
News: Russell departed Sunday's game in the fourth inning due to a left heel bruise, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The move was reportedly precautionary, and a bruise certainly represents one of the better scenarios. There's still no guarantee he will be in the lineup again Monday, so those interested should check back for an update on his status prior to the series opener with the team's crosstown rivals.

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Jordy Mercer
Pirates' Jordy Mercer: Out of Sunday's lineup
Jordy Mercer, SS, PIT
11:00 AM
News: Mercer is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.

Mercer will have a rare day off and be replaced by Sean Rodriguez at shortstop. Mercer has gone just 2-for-12 over the last three games, so he'll look to get back on track when the Pirates return to action on Tuesday against Seattle.

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Jose Peraza
Reds' Jose Peraza: Slots in second in order Sunday
Jose Peraza, SS, CIN
9:00 AM
News: Peraza will start at shortstop and bat second in the order during Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Peraza entered the season as one of the Reds' most well-regarded prospects, but his so-so performance at Triple- A Louisville earlier this year coupled with productive seasons from the regular infielders at the big-league level have made playing time difficult to come by for the 22-year-old. He'll be making just his third start since the All-Star break, and will likely need the organization to trade away one of its veterans in order to pick up more consistent at-bats.

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Zack Cozart
Reds' Zack Cozart: Sitting Sunday
Zack Cozart, SS, CIN
8:40 AM
News: Cozart is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Cozart had suited up for each of the Reds' games since the All-Star break, so manager Bryan Price will give the shortstop a breather Sunday in the hopes of preserving him for the final two months of the season. Jose Peraza will assume Cozart's spot in the field and bat second in Sunday's lineup.

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Stephen Drew
Nationals' Stephen Drew: Blasts game-winning triple in Saturday victory
Stephen Drew, SS, WAS
1:00 AM
News: Drew (illness) went 1-for-3 with a pinch-hit, game-winning RBI triple in Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Padres.

The veteran stepped into the batter's box with Anthony Rendon on first in the bottom of the ninth, and smacked a triple to deep center to send the Nationals home victors. Drew has a modest three-game hitting streak, and has hit safely in five of the last seven games. The 33-year-old is now slashing .262/.319/.553 over 103 at-bats as part of a platoon this season.

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Erick Aybar
Braves' Erick Aybar: Gets off day Saturday
Erick Aybar, SS, ATL
7/23/2016
News: Aybar is not in the starting lineup Saturday against Colorado.

Aybar will get his second game off since the end of the All-Star break as Chase d'Arnaud fills in at shortstop, batting leadoff. Aybar will look to begin a second half comeback when he returns to the lineup as he's gone 5-for-42 (.119) over his last 13 games, lowering his season slash line to .208/.268/.263.

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Nick Ahmed
Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed: Placed on 15-day DL
Nick Ahmed, SS, ARI
7/23/2016
News: Ahmed was placed on the 15-day DL Saturday due to a right hip impingement.

The Diamondbacks swapped out shortstops on the DL Saturday, as Chris Owings was activated as a corresponding move. Ahmed's 43 wRC+ is the lowest mark in baseball among hitters with 300-plus plate appearances, and the next closest player is Alcides Escobar with a wRC+ of 60, so Ahmed is on his own level of offensive futility. Owings should get the bulk of the starts at shortstop for the Diamondbacks while Ahmed is out.

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Gilbert Lara
Brewers' Gilbert Lara: Struggling in Pioneer League
Gilbert Lara, SS, MIL
7/23/2016
News: Lara, 18, is slashing .209/.279/.273 with one home run, two steals and a 30:9 K:BB in 110 at-bats in the Pioneer League.

He isn't striking out at an alarming rate (24.8 percent) given his age and assignment, but he's just not driving the ball or getting on base with any regularity. This is pretty disappointing, considering other players from Lara's 2014 J-2 class have really started to emerge at rookie ball this year. Lara still has significant long-term upside, but he has done nothing to improve his stock in dynasty leagues this season.

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Corey Seager
Dodgers' Corey Seager: Back in lineup Friday
Corey Seager, SS, LAD
7/22/2016
News: Seager (illness) is back in the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

Seager, who hasn't played since Sunday after experiencing flu-like symptoms, will regain his second spot in the lineup for the Dodgers. Seager will face Cardinal's right-hander Michael Wacha in St. Louis on Friday. Seager has only three career at-bats against Wacha, going 0-3 with a strikeout. On the season, Seager is hitting .322 with 13 home runs against right-handed pitching.

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