Nick Franklin
Rays to recall trio from Triple-A
Nick Franklin, SS, TB
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News: The Tampa Tribune reports that the Rays will recall shortstop Nick Franklin, starting pitcher Alex Colome and reliever C.J. Riefenhauser from Triple-A Durham on Monday.

Franklin has hit .210 with two home runs since coming over to the Rays' organization in a July 31 deadline deal. Colome posted a 7-6 record and 3.77 ERA in 15 starts, and Riefenhauser went 3-3 with a 1.40 ERA for Durham.


Erisbel Arruebarrena
Erisbel Arruebarrena returns to action Friday
Erisbel Arruebarrena, SS, LAD
News: Dodgers infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena returned to action Friday, going 0 for 1 and playing an inning at shortstop.

Arruebarrena hadn't gotten an at-bat since Aug. 23 due to a shoulder injury before getting in Friday's game. He has hit .241/.303/.276 in 29 at-bats.


Brandon Crawford
Brandon Crawford homers, drives in three runs Friday
Brandon Crawford, SS, SF
News: Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford went 2 for 3 with a walk, a double, a home run and three RBI in his team's 9-0 win over the Dodgers Friday.

The Giants closed the gap with the division-leading Dodgers to one game thanks in part to Crawford, who doubled home the final run in a four-run first inning before slugging a two-run home run in the fifth. He has hit .238/.320/.381 with nine home runs and 62 RBI in 446 at-bats.


Derek Jeter
Derek Jeter held without a hit in doubleheader loss
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY
News: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter returned to action for Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Orioles in Baltimore. He went 0 for 4 in a 5-0 defeat. He owns a .253/.301/.302 slash line with three homers and 40 RBI over 530 at-bats.

J.J. Hardy
J.J. Hardy ready to roll Friday for Orioles
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL
News: On the same day the Orioles lost first baseman Chris Davis to suspension, they welcomed shortstop J.J. Hardy back from a back injury. He is set to start in Game 1 of their Friday doubleheader against the Yankees.

Hardy had been out for a week. He returns with just nine home runs after slugging at least 22 in each of the last three years. But he does own a respectable .281/.320/.392 stat line.


Jimmy Rollins
Jimmy Rollins remains without a timetable
Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI
News: Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg told reporters that shortstop Jimmy Rollins has shown slight improvement in his recovery from a hamstring strain, per However, he remains without a timetable.

"Jimmy's progressing with some activities inside," Sandberg said. "Some exercise work and some things. He seems to be doing better."

Ian Desmond
Ian Desmond ready to roll again Thursday
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS
News: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond has returned to the lineup for the Thursday game against the host Mets.

Desmond was sidelined Wednesday with a back issue. He comes back on a five-game hitting streak.


Alexei Ramirez
Slumping Alexei Ramirez grabbing some pine Thursday
Alexei Ramirez, SS, CHW
News: Scuffling White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez has been benched for the Thursday afternoon game against Oakland. Marcus Semien is starting in that spot.

Ramirez is 2 for 28 over his last eight games. His .274 average is at its lowest point of the season.


Carlos Rivero
Carlos Rivera cranks out first career homer Wednesday
Carlos Rivero, SS, BOS
News: Red Sox infielder Carlos Rivero slammed the first home run of his career Wednesday against Baltimore as he continued his hot start with the team.

Rivero blasted off for a three-run job in the ninth inning to cut the deficit to 10-6. He has three hits in six at-bats for Boston over the last two games.


Xander Bogaerts
Xander Bogaerts remains hot with big game against Orioles
Xander Bogaerts, SS, BOS
News: The Red Sox were pounded at Fenway Park on Wednesday, but shortstop Xander Bogaerts can't be blamed. He was their hitting star.

Bogaerts continued a strong surge with two hits, including a solo homer in the third inning that ended the shutout for Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen.

He is 17 of 43 in his last 10 games with three home runs and nine RBI.


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