Everth Cabrera
Everth Cabrera not likely to return before end of homestand
Everth Cabrera, SS, SD
7:28 PM
News: Updating a previous report: It now appears doubtful that Padres infielder Everth Cabrera will join the team before the end of their Sept. 15-24 homestand, per U-T San Diego. Cabrera been sidelined since August 9 due to a hamstring injury. He's hit .232/.272/.300 in 357 at-bats. 
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Jordy Mercer
Jordy Mercer gets thumbs-up for Thursday action
Jordy Mercer, SS, PIT
4:54 PM
News: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer is back in action Thursday against visiting Boston. He had been absent from the lineup since Sunday with a back problem.

Mercer returns on a roll. He was 14 of 36 in his last eight games before going down.

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Hanley Ramirez
Hanley Ramirez ready to roll again Thursday in Windy City
Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD
4:25 PM
News: Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez has returned to the lineup Thursday aganst the host Cubs after missing two starts with an elbow ailment.

Ramirez had 13 hits in his previous seven games before going down. His stat line on the season is .277/.362/.444.

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Jean Segura
Jean Segura can't hit Shelby Miller - and won't Thursday
Jean Segura, SS, MIL
4:00 PM
News: The Brewers are sitting shortstop Jean Segura in St Louis on Thursday in favor of Hector Gomez. He is hitless in 15 at-bats lifetime against Cardinals starter Shelby Miller.

Segura has not driven in a run in his last 21 games.

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Andrelton Simmons
Andrelton Simmons ankle fine
Andrelton Simmons, SS, ATL
10:16 AM
News: The ankle injury that Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons aggrevated Wednesday night is not severe enough to keep him out of the lineup going forward, per MLB.com.

Though he was removed from the game in the fourth inning against Washington and was walking with a noticeable limp after the game, Simmons said it wasn't hurting him.

"It's not a sprained ankle," Fredi Gonzalez said. "It's more of an Achilles thing, up high, that bites him every once in a while. I didn't want to take a chance with it."

Simmons ended his six-game hitting streak with a 0-for-2 performance and now owns a stat line of .251/.297/.374.

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Adeiny Hechavarria
Adeiny Hechavarria ready to return
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS, MIA
9/17/2014
News: Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria returned to the starting lineup Wednesday.

Hechavarria was dealing with an arm injury. He missed one game due to the injury. Hechavarria is hitting .281/.312/.366 over 495 at-bats. 

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Wilmer Flores
Wilmer Flores upping his stock for 2015
Wilmer Flores, SS, NYM
9/17/2014
News: Granted, if the Mets make a play for Starlin Castro or some other high-profile shortstop this offseason, all bets are off, but Wilmer Flores' two-homer performance Tuesday against the Marlins was just the latest indication that the 23-year-old is on the verge of turning the corner.

And that's an exciting prospect for Fantasy owners now that he's proven at least competent at the weakest position in the game.

In his last 18 games, he's batting .303 with five home runs and a .984 OPS. He has struck out just twice in 66 at-bats during that stretch. In 43 games since the All-Star break (or since his return from the minors, more accurately), he has struck out just nine times in 140 at-bats.

That was his calling card in the minors, where he never struck out even 80 times in a season and was typically between 60 and 70. The high contact rate often resulted in a .300 batting average -- particularly in the upper levels, when he began to develop the power to hit 15-plus homers and 30-plus doubles.

It's a skill set similar to the one Edgardo Alfonzo brought with him to the majors in the late 90s. If you were playing Fantasy then, you'll probably remember he had a few years when he was a pretty stellar option even at the height of the steroids era. And he wasn't even a shortstop during that time.

Sleeper alert?

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Ian Desmond
Ian Desmond dominates in defeat of Braves
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS
9/17/2014
News: Shortstop Ian Desmond was pretty much the entire offense for the Nationals in their shutout win Tuesday night in Atlanta.

Desmond slammed a two-run homer in the sixth to break a scoreless tie, then doubled in the ninth and tallied on a wild pitch as he had his hand in all of his team's runs. He improved his stat line to .252/.308/.423 in the process.

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Nick Ahmed
Nick Ahmed, Andrew Chafin get called up from Triple-A
Nick Ahmed, SS, ARI
9/15/2014
News: Diamondbacks recalled shortstop Nick Ahmed and pitcher Andrew Chafin from Triple-A Reno prior to Monday's game against San Francisco. 
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Cristhian Adames
Cristhian Adames called up from Double-A
Cristhian Adames, SS, COL
9/15/2014
News: The Rockies called up infielder Cristhian Adames from Double-A Tulsa on Monday, according to the Denver Post. Adames owned a .288/.345/.368 slash line in the minors.
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