Corey Seager
Dodgers' Corey Seager: Reaches base four times Sunday
Corey Seager, SS, LAD
12:16 AM
News: Seager went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI, a run scored and a pair of walks in Sunday's win over Arizona.

The trip to Chase field has been kind to the slugging shortstop, as he has gone 5-for-9 with a home run and five RBI in the three-game series with Arizona, boosting his batting average north of .300 in the process. Seager has been as advertised this season, leading all major-league shortstops with 15 RBI through 19 games.

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Chris Owings
Diamondbacks' Chris Owings: Heads to bench Sunday
Chris Owings, SS, ARI
4/23/2017
News: Owings is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.

Owings is off to a very encouraging start to the 2017 season, but will head to the bench Sunday against Brandon McCarthy and the Dodgers. Nick Ahmed will take over as the starting shortstop in his absence.

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Zack Cozart
Reds' Zack Cozart: Late scratch Sunday
Zack Cozart, SS, CIN
4/23/2017
News: Cozart was scratched from Sunday's lineup against the Cubs with a sore left wrist, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The diagnosis of a sore wrist doesn't sound overly concerning, but we'll have to wait to hopefully hear more from the Reds following Sunday's contest. Jose Peraza will take over at shortstop, with Scooter Gennett shifting to second base and Patrick Kivlehan taking over in left field. Cozart will be considered day-to-day for now.

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Amed Rosario
Mets' Amed Rosario: Not getting promoted just yet
Amed Rosario, SS, NYM
4/23/2017
News: The Mets have no intentions of immediately promoting Rosario, despite his hot start, the team's myriad of injuries and Jose Reyes' slump, Newsday reports.

Rosario is slashing .387/.418/.435 while also playing solid defense at short and seeing time at third base. The Mets are reluctant to promote him too soon before he might be ready. In addition, by waiting, the Mets also would be able to delay his arbitration and free agency rights an extra year. But if he continues to rake at the plate and the team continues to struggle, the Mets view may be forced to change.

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Aledmys Diaz
Cardinals' Aledmys Diaz: Tees off with pinch-hit bomb
Aledmys Diaz, SS, STL
4/22/2017
News: Diaz hit a solo home run in the seventh inning as a pinch hitter during Saturday's win over Milwaukee.

Diaz burst onto the scene as a freshman, and he outproduced expectations based on his pedigree. However, he's already up to four home runs and is a key cog for the Cardinals. The risk of a sophomore slump still looms, but more of the same from Diaz could put that concern to rest in a hurry.

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Brandon Crawford
Giants' Brandon Crawford: To miss three days next week
Brandon Crawford, SS, SF
4/22/2017
News: Crawford will go on the bereavement list for three days next week, NBC Sports Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

The exact days he will miss have not been announced, but this will limit him to four games, at most, next week. Eduardo Nunez and Kelby Tomlinson are internal options to fill in at shortstop while Crawford is out, and top prospect Christian Arroyo will not be considered for a brief call-up.

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Adeiny Hechavarria
Marlins' Adeiny Hechavarria: Out of Saturday's lineup
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS, MIA
4/22/2017
News: Hechavarria is out of Saturday's lineup against the Padres.

He returned from the DL on Friday, but will sit Saturday in favor of Miguel Rojas, who will hit eighth. Hechavarria is hitting .174 through 23 at-bats.

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Trea Turner
Nationals' Trea Turner: Returns to starting lineup
Trea Turner, SS, WAS
4/22/2017
News: Turner is batting second and starting at shortstop Saturday against the Mets.

It will mark the rookie's first start since April 8, when he suffered a hamstring strain that landed him on the disabled list. Turner made a dramatic return in the series opener Friday night, drawing the game-winning walk in the 11th inning as a pinch hitter. Look for the 23-year-old to improve upon his .158 average as he returns to regular action.

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Asdrubal Cabrera
Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera: Back in lineup Saturday
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, NYM
4/22/2017
News: Cabrera is batting third and starting at shortstop for Saturday's game against the Nationals, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

Cabrera was a late scratch Friday with a hamstring issue, but inserted as a pinch hitter in the ninth. Nonetheless, the Mets can breathe a sigh of relief that the issue isn't anything serious, as they currently manage with a lineup decimated by injuries. Cabrera is 6-for-26 against probable Washington starter Gio Gonzalez.

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Dansby Swanson
Braves' Dansby Swanson: Batting eighth Friday
Dansby Swanson, SS, ATL
4/21/2017
News: Swanson will bat eighth Friday against the Phillies.

Manager Brian Snitker has not said explicitly that this will be Swanson's regular spot moving forward, but it would make sense if the team kept him in the bottom third of the order for a while as the 23-year-old attempts to regain some confidence at the dish. Swanson has batted exclusively out of the two-hole to this point, going just 8-for-61 (.131 average) with two extra-base hits, two walks and 16 strikeouts.

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