Francisco Lindor
Indians SS Francisco Lindor rests amid 1-for-15 slump
Francisco Lindor, SS, CLE
3:14 PM
News: Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor received his first day off Wednesday against the Rays since entering the starting lineup June 16. Mike Aviles stepped in at shortstop in place of Lindor, who made his MLB debut on June 14.

Lindor is mired in a 1-for-15 slump in his last four games, dropping his average to .211 in 15 games. He has one double, one home run and five RBI.

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Jean Segura
Brewers SS Jean Segura gets day off amid 15-game hitting slump
Jean Segura, SS, MIL
2:58 PM
News: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura was held out of the starting lineup Wednesday against the Phillies. It was the first time in 15 games he did not start and just the second time since coming off the disabled list May 29.

Segura is hitless in his last three games (14 at-bats). He is batting just .119 in his last 15 games, which has dropped his season average from .289 to .249.

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Troy Tulowitzki
Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki getting a breather on Wednesday
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL
1:39 PM
News: Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will put his 14-game hitting streak on hold on Wednesday, at least to start the game. Tulowitzki is getting a rest and is being held out of the lineup for the afternoon matchup with the A's.

Tulowitzki had started all but one of the 14 games, so he is due for a rest. Daniel Descalso will draw the start at shortstop, while batting eighth.

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Nick Ahmed
Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed homers in consecutive games
Nick Ahmed, SS, ARI
12:32 PM
News: Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed homered for the second straight game during Tuesday's 6-4 loss to the Dodgers. Ahmed connected for a two-run homer off Carlos Frias in the fourth inning for his sixth home run.

Ahmed has been on a nice power surge, homering three times in his last eight games. He is batting. 295 with a .492 slugging percentage and .840 OPS in his last 18 games. He has three doubles, three home runs, nine RBI, eight runs, five walks and two stolen bases in that span.

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Trevor Story
Rockies promote shortstop prospect Trevor Story to Triple-A
Trevor Story, SS, COL
10:58 AM
News: The Rockies have promoted shortstop Trevor Story to Triple-A Alburquerque. Story was drafted in the first round (45th overall) by the Rockies in 2011. In 69 games with Double-A New Britain this season, Story posted a .281/.373/.523 line with 10 home runs, 20 doubles and 40 RBI. He also stole 15 bases.

"He's earned the opportunity for a greater challenge," Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said, per The Denver Post.

Story has spent much of his professional career at shortstop, but he has also seen some time at third base and second base. But the Rockies still view him as a shortstop when all is said and done.

"Some of that remains to be seen. You don't truly know until you see the guy do it at this level," Bridich said. "But we drafted him as a shortstop and he's continued to play shortstop in the minor leagues. ... At this point, we absolutely believe he can be a major-league shortstop."

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Brad Miller
Mariners' Brad Miller collects two hits in Tuesday's win
Brad Miller, SS, SEA
1:16 AM
News: Mariners shortstop Brad Miller went 2 for 4 at the plate during Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Padres.

His biggest hit came in the fourth inning when he hit a two-run home run off Ian Kennedy. It was his seventh home run of the season.

Prior to his two-hit game Tuesday, Miller was batting .211 with two doubles and three RBI in his last 11 games.

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Eugenio Suarez
Reds' Eugenio Suarez hits home run in loss
Eugenio Suarez, SS, CIN
12:50 AM
News: Reds shortstop Eugenio Suarez hit a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to Minnesota. Suarez went deep for the second time this year and first since June 13. 

Suarez is 6 for his last 13 and has four RBI in the last two games. 

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Jose Reyes
Blue Jays' Jose Reyes homers in loss
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR
6/30/2015
News: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes hit a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to Boston. 

Reyes homered for the first time since June 22. He went 2 for 4 and shows signs of emerging from a recent mini slump. He was 1 for his last 12 prior to Tuesday's game. 

Reyes hit his fourth home run and now has 27 RBI. 

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Asdrubal Cabrera
Asdrubal Cabrera drives in Rays' only run in loss
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, TB
6/30/2015
News: Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera went 1 for 2 with a walk in Tuesday's loss to Cleveland. 

Cabrera drove in the Rays' only run of the game, his 20th of the year and third in the last three days. 

Cabrera has hit in four of his last five games and is 9 for his last 18. He also had his 12th double of the year and third in the last five games. 

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Alcides Escobar
Royals SS Alcides Escobar returns from finger injury Tuesday
Alcides Escobar, SS, KC
6/30/2015
News: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar returned to the starting lineup Tuesday against the Astros after being a late scratch Monday due to a finger injury he suffered Sunday.

Escobar is batting .382 (21 for 55) with one triple, three doubles, 10 RBI, nine runs, three walks, six strikeouts and one stolen base in his last 13 games. His batting average has increased from .255 to .281 in that span.

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