Orlando Arcia
Brewers' Orlando Arcia: Sitting out Wednesday
Orlando Arcia, SS, MIL
9:03 AM
News: Arcia is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Arcia owns a .276 on-base percentage for the season, but his performance had been trending up of late, as he came into Wednesday riding a four-game hitting streak. However, with manager Craig Counsell eager to find at-bats for the red-hot Eric Sogard until he cools, Arcia will take a seat during the day game to make room for the veteran in the lineup.

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Jordy Mercer
Pirates' Jordy Mercer: Shows health Tuesday
Jordy Mercer, SS, PIT
3:31 AM
News: Mercer went 2-for-5 with a two-run single and a solo homer in Wednesday's loss to Atlanta.

His big hit to plate two in the ninth inning against Atlanta closer Jim Johnson ended up being overshadowed by the Braves' walkoff win in the bottom of the frame. Nonetheless, it was good to see Mercer display that the hand ailment he suffered Monday is no big deal. The veteran shortstop hasn't offered a ton of fantasy appeal thanks to his .219 batting average, but it's worth noting that his BABIP is just .241, so there's room for some degree of positive regression here.

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Sharlon Schoop
Orioles' Sharlon Schoop: Transferred to Triple-A
Sharlon Schoop, SS, BAL
5/23/2017
News: Schoop was promoted to Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday.

Schoop was mauling Double-A pitching to the tune of a .348 batting average, so he'll jump up a level to strut his stuff against higher-level hurlers. The younger brother of major-leaguer Jonathan Schoop hasn't found much success above Double-A in his past, however, so he'll look to buck the trend in this most recent assignment.

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Troy Tulowitzki
Blue Jays' Troy Tulowitzki: Tabbed for weekend return
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, TOR
5/23/2017
News: Per manager John Gibbons, Tulowitzki (hamstring) is expected to return to the lineup sometime during the Blue Jays' weekend series with the Rangers, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

It's worth tempering expectations a little bit given the inaccurate nature of the Blue Jays' return dates thus far, although given how Tulo's rehab stint has gone, there's nothing that suggests that a Friday or Saturday return is out of the question. More information on this front should come forth in the coming days.

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Carlos Correa
Astros' Carlos Correa: Out with illness
Carlos Correa, SS, HOU
5/23/2017
News: Correa is sitting out of Tuesday's contest with the Tigers due to an illness, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Manager A.J. Hinch noted that Correa still may be available to play later in the game, so it doesn't seem like this issue is too severe. Consider the stud shortstop day-to-day for the time being. Marwin Gonzalez will take over at shortstop in his stead.

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Chris Owings
Diamondbacks' Chris Owings: Sits out Tuesday
Chris Owings, SS, ARI
5/23/2017
News: Owings is not in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.

Owings will head to the bench after starting each of the last eight games for the Diamondbacks. The 25-year-old is enjoying a nice start to the season offensively, slashing .323/.359/.484 with five homers and nine stolen bases through 161 at-bats. Nick Ahmed will draw the start at shortstop in his stead.

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Taylor Motter
Mariners' Taylor Motter: Late addition to Tuesday's lineup
Taylor Motter, SS, SEA
5/23/2017
News: Motter will play first base and bat sixth in Tuesday's game against the Nationals, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

Motter was originally slated to watch the game from the dugout, but with Danny Valencia (wrist) being scratched from the contest, Motter was thrust into action. The 27-year-old utility man could see some extra playing time while Valencia is sidelined, but he could see the bench more frequently now that Robinson Cano is back from injury.

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Trevor Story
Rockies' Trevor Story: Not in lineup first game back
Trevor Story, SS, COL
5/23/2017
News: Story (shoulder) is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

While Story was activated from the disabled list ahead of Tuesday's contest with the Phillies, Alexi Amarista will draw the start at shortstop over him. The Rockies are likely being cautious with the 24-year-old, so look for him to slot back into the lineup for Wednesday's contest.

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Asdrubal Cabrera
Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera: Starting rehab assignment Tuesday
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, NYM
5/23/2017
News: Cabrera (thumb) is scheduled to begin a rehab-assignment with Double-A Binghamton on Tuesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

Cabrera was able to take swings in a batting cage without any issue Monday, clearing the way for him to head out on a rehab assignment. If all goes well, he could rejoin the Mets for the weekend series against the Pirates, when he's first eligible to be activated.

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Franklin Barreto
Athletics' Franklin Barreto: Could be mid-season call-up
Franklin Barreto, SS, OAK
5/23/2017
News: Barreto, who's slashing .314/.362/.500 over 41 games with Triple-A Nashville, is expected to be the first call-up this summer if it becomes evident the Athletics are out of playoff contention, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. "I'm impressed with how well (Barreto) is starting to turn on pitches. He's very aggressive on the bases and he's consistent defensively," one National League scout said. "I still see him as an offensive second baseman - Oakland will be much better with him at second in the second half."

The promising infielder has 203 plate appearances at the Triple-A level between last season and 2017, so he's certainly had a solid amount of seasoning. Barreto has been playing shortstop for the Sounds, but with Marcus Semien (wrist) slated to come off the disabled list in mid-June, there will not be a vacancy at the position with the big-league club. Barreto's arrival would presumably be preceded by the trade of veteran Jed Lowrie, who presently occupies second base and is enjoying his best season since 2013.

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