Jung Ho Kang
Pirates' Jung-Ho Kang: Travels with team Friday
Jung Ho Kang, SS, PIT
5/5/2016
News: Kang (knee) travelled with the team Thursday and could be activated from the disabled list soon now that Jason Rogers is back with Triple-A Indianapolis, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

The Rogers move hasn't officially been announced, but there is some speculation that Kang could be the player added to the roster once the move does actually happen. He's only expected to play two out of every three days, but he'll be a welcome bat in the Pirates lineup if he can get back to his 2015 form.

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Yadiel Rivera
Brewers' Yadiel Rivera: Not in Thursday's lineup
Yadiel Rivera, SS, MIL
5/5/2016
News: Rivera is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Reds.

Rivera is out of the lineup for the second straight day. The 24-year-old is hitting .189/.211/.270 with a terrible 36.8 percent strikeout rate through 14 games this season.

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Aledmys Diaz
Cardinals' Aledmys Diaz: Not in Thursday lineup
Aledmys Diaz, SS, STL
5/5/2016
News: Diaz is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Phillies.

With Diaz getting a day off, Ruben Tejada will man shortstop. The rookie has cooled down a bit from his torrid start to the season, but he still owns a .381/.422/.679 slash line, with five homers, 16 RBI, 21 runs and a stolen base. He's in no immediate danger of losing playing time.

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Trea Turner
Nationals' Trea Turner: Knocking on the door for promotion?
Trea Turner, SS, WAS
5/4/2016
News: Turner is hitting .309/.393/.443 with two homers, 11 RBI, and a 10-for-10 mark as a basestealer at Triple-A Syracuse this season.

Meanwhile, Danny Espinosa is mired in a month-long slump. While the Nationals currently sit atop the National League East, it may not be long before they opt to make Turner their starting shortstop, which will likely push Espinosa into a utility role going forward.

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Danny Espinosa
Nationals' Danny Espinosa: Sluggish start continues
Danny Espinosa, SS, WAS
5/4/2016
News: Espinosa went 0-for-4 in the Nats' win over the Royals on Wednesday afternoon, dropping his season line to .185/.292/.272.

Meanwhile, Trea Turner is hitting .309/.393/.443 with a pair of homers and 10 steals in 10 attempts at Triple-A Syracuse through 25 games. The Nationals may be contemplating a change in the near future, as it's quickly becoming difficult to justify the top of the organizational depth chart at short given Espinosa's prolonged slump to begin 2016.

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Jordy Mercer
Pirates' Jordy Mercer: Hitting leadoff Wednesday
Jordy Mercer, SS, PIT
5/4/2016
News: Mercer will hit leadoff in Wednesday's game against the Cubs, MLB.com's Adam Berry reports.

Mercer has manned the leadoff spot each time the Pirates have faced a left-hander this season, and he will do so again Wednesday with Pittsburgh squaring off against lefty Jon Lester. Mercer has excelled atop the order this season, going 10-for-19 (.526) with a home run, two RBI, and four runs scored.

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Zack Cozart
Reds' Zack Cozart: Back in action Wednesday
Zack Cozart, SS, CIN
5/4/2016
News: Cozart (knee) is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Giants, Jamie Ramsey of the Reds' front office reports.

Cozart sat out the last two games due to tendinitis in his knee, but he will get back on the field Wednesday. As he regularly does, he will play shortstop and hit leadoff for the Reds. He is still hitting .347 19 games into the season.

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Javier Baez
Cubs' Javier Baez: Starts again Wednesday
Javier Baez, SS, CHC
5/4/2016
News: Baez is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Pirates.

Baez went 0-for-5 in Tuesday's game, but he will get a chance to redeem himself Wednesday afternoon. He will play third base and hit sixth against Pirates starter Juan Nicasio.

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Trevor Story
Rockies' Trevor Story: Swipes second bag as part of balanced line
Trevor Story, SS, COL
5/4/2016
News: Story went 2-for-4 with a run, an RBI, and a steal Tuesday in San Diego.

Story swiped over 20 bags across all levels in each of his last three minor-league seasons, so the rookie shortstop does have that element to his game. The 23-year-old hasn't shown off his speed much yet in part because he's been too busy crushing homers, but Story's been making fantasy owners happy either way thus far.

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Reid Brignac
Braves' Reid Brignac: Will start Tuesday
Reid Brignac, SS, ATL
5/3/2016
News: Brignac is in the lineup and batting sixth for Tuesday's game against the Mets.

Brignac will start for the second straight day after having his contract selected by Atlanta on Monday. Although he went 0-for-4 in his Brave debut, he had been crushing the ball at the Triple-A level, going .329/.422/.400, and his versatility should allow him to find playing time in a struggling Braves lineup.

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