Adeiny Hechavarria
Marlins' Adeiny Hechavarria: Notches pair of hits in Saturday loss
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS, MIA
2:34 AM
News: Hechavarria went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Braves.

The 27-year-old continued his recent stretch of offensive success with his third multi-hit effort in the last four games. Hechavarria is hitting .438 (7-for-16) with a homer and three RBI over that span. He's also lifted his average up 36 points to its current figure of .258 during May.

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Freddy Galvis
Phillies' Freddy Galvis: Enjoys two-hit day in Saturday loss
Freddy Galvis, SS, PHI
1:14 AM
News: Galvis went 2-for-3 with a double in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Cubs.

The 26-year-old now has a modest six-game hitting streak, with Saturday's effort marking his third multi-hit outing over that span. Galvis provides some decent pop as well out of the shortstop position, as he's managed nine doubles, two triples and four homers over his 179 at-bats on the season.

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Greg Garcia
Cardinals' Greg Garcia: Continues to produce in Carpenter's absence
Greg Garcia, SS, STL
5/28/2016
News: Garcia went 3-for-4 with an RBI, two runs and a strikeout against Washington on Saturday.

Garcia has been pretty hot as Carpenter's replacement, and he's gone an incredible 5-for-7 over the last three games. Saturday marked a career-high total in hits for the shortstop, and he's clearly making the most of his at-bats. He's not going to take away Carpenter's place in the lineup once he returns, but he might have a spot on the bench for him if he continues to hit like this.

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Stephen Drew
Nationals' Stephen Drew: In lineup Saturday
Stephen Drew, SS, WAS
5/28/2016
News: Drew is in the lineup for Saturday's matchup with the Cardinals, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

Drew will fill in for Anthony Rendon at the hot corner, and bat sixth in the order. The Nationals will be squaring off against Adam Wainwright. Drew is just 1-for-23 with seven strike outs in that matchup for his career.

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Jonathan Villar
Brewers' Jonathan Villar: Stays hot with three-hit outing in Friday victory
Jonathan Villar, SS, MIL
5/28/2016
News: Villar went 3-for-4 with two RBI, a walk, two runs scored and two stolen bases in Friday's 9-5 victory over the Reds.

The 25-year-old's torrid stretch continues, as he's now tallied three straight multi-hit games, and nine overall during the month. He swiped a couple of bags for good measure, bringing his May total to an impressive 12 in that category. He's also driven in 15 runs, including five over his last three games. Villar is slashing .357/.439/.500 over 98 May at-bats, raising his average a full 70 points to .306 since April 30.

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Erick Aybar
Braves' Erick Aybar: Placed on 15-day DL Saturday
Erick Aybar, SS, ATL
5/28/2016
News: Aybar (foot) was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday.

Aybar was hit by a pitch in Friday's series opener with Marlins, and sustained a right foot contusion. Shortly after being declared out of the lineup Saturday the Braves announced they placed him on the disabled list. Aybar had X-rays taken following Friday's game, which fortunately came back negative. Chase d-Arnaud is drawing the start at shortstop for the Braves Saturday, but both he and Daniel Castro should see some time there while Aybar is out.

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Trevor Story
Rockies' Trevor Story: Two hits and two runs driven in
Trevor Story, SS, COL
5/28/2016
News: Story went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI Friday against the Giants.

The rookie shortstop has looked pretty comfortable in the seventh spot in the lineup, where he's gone 3-for-8 in the last two games. Strikeouts will always be an issue for him, but his power (13 home runs and 29 total extra-base hits) and ability to produce runs (35) more than make up for his lack of contact.

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Danny Espinosa
Nationals' Danny Espinosa: Homers in losing effort against St. Louis
Danny Espinosa, SS, WAS
5/27/2016
News: Espinosa was 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a losing effort against the Cardinals on Friday night.

It wasn't enough to overcome a five-run Cardinals' third inning. Regularly hitting near the bottom of the Nationals' order, he sports a weak .203 average but does provide a little pop with five home runs and 18 RBI.

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Kevin Newman
Pirates' Kevin Newman: Out with orbital fracture
Kevin Newman, SS, PIT
5/27/2016
News: Newman suffered a fractured left orbital bone Thursday while playing for High-A Bradenton, Pirates Prospects reports.

He'll travel to Pittsburgh for further evaluation, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the No. 1 draft choice miss at least a month. Newman is hitting .346/.414/.444 in 38 games this season.

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Orlando Arcia
Brewers' Orlando Arcia: Holding steady at Triple-A
Orlando Arcia, SS, MIL
5/27/2016
News: Arcia, 21, is slashing .299/.331/.425 with four home runs, 22 RBI and six steals through 40 games for Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Arcia's stolen base numbers appear to be down a bit, but he is otherwise flashing his expected skill set. Arcia has the ability to hit .300 with a little pop and a bunch of steals. Jonathan Villar is playing well at shortstop for the big cub, though, so Arcia will likely bide his time in the minors for the time being.

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