Andrew Romine
Andrew Romine providing encouragement, production
Andrew Romine, SS, DET
10:50 AM
News: Tigers shortstop Andrew Romine has been given a game off in favor of Danny Worth on Wednesday against the White Sox, but has solidified the position offensively in the wake of the probable loss for the season of starter Jose Iglesias.

Romine had a six-game hitting streak ended Wednesday night. He is 6 for 17 with four walks and two stolen bases since takiing over the starting spot upon the release of previous starter Alex Gonzalez.

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Jean Segura
Jean Segura hits first homer in win
Jean Segura, SS, MIL
1:31 AM
News: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura's bat is showing signs of waking up, as he homered for the first time in a 5-2 in over the Padres Wednesday.

Segura took Tyson Ross deep in his first at-bat, riving in three runs with a shot to left field. He finished the game 2 for 3 with three RBI and one run scored in the win.

Segura is still hitting just .247/.273/.341 as he tries to work his way out of a season-opening slump. He has five RBI and 11 runs scored, but has been caught stealing on four of his nine stolen base attempts. 

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Jose Reyes
Jose Reyes connects on first home run Wednesday
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR
12:03 AM
News: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes smacked his first home run of the season while going 1 for 5 in his team's 10-8 loss to the Orioles Wednesday.

Reyes missed significant time this month due to injury and he's been slow to get going at the plate despite recording at least one hit in each of his four games since returning. He's 5 for 21 with four RBI in five games.

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Troy Tulowitzki
Troy Tulowitzki goes deep yet again
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL
4/23/2014
News: Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki continued his strong play Wednesday, in a 12-10 loss to the Giants in 11 innings.

Tulowitzki went 3 for 5 in the game, his third three-hit game in the last six. He drove in three runs, including two on a first-inning home run. He added one walk and scored twice as the Rockies went on to los in extra innings.

Tulowitzki is off to a remarkable start to the season, with 16 RBI and 19 runs scored in 21 games. He is hitting .388/.494/.701 in 67 at-bats. 

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Brandon Hicks
Brandon Hicks makes an impact in start
Brandon Hicks, SS, SF
4/23/2014
News: Giants infielder Brandon Hicks continued his solid play as a part-time player Wednesday, hitting his second home run of the season in a 12-10 win over the Rockies.

Hicks played the entirety of the 11-inning battle, and had his best game of the season. He went 3 for 6 with a pair of extra-base hits, including a solo home run in the third inning that began a comeback. He finished with one run scored and one driven in.

Hicks is hitting .250/.412/.475 in 40 at-bats this season, with four RBI and seven runs scored. 

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Brendan Ryan
Brendan Ryan continues work at spring training complex
Brendan Ryan, SS, NYY
4/23/2014
News: Yankees infielder Brendan Ryan has continued to receive at-bats at the team's spring training complex in Florida while recovering from nerve damage in his spine, MLB.com reports.

Ryan has received about 20 at-bats thus far, and the team was looking to get him at least 50 at-bats before he returns. He could end up back with the Yankees in seven-to-ten days, according to the report.

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Alberto Gonzalez
Padres release Alberto Gonzalez
Alberto Gonzalez, SS, SD
4/23/2014
News: The Padres released minor-league infielder Alberto Gonzalez Wednesday. The 31-year-old was hitting just .208/.218/.264 through 19 games at Triple-A El Paso. 
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J.J. Hardy
J.J. Hardy back in Baltimore lineup Wednesday
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL
4/23/2014
News: Orioles power-hitting shortstop J.J. Hardy has returned to the lineup for the Wednesday night game against Toronto after missing two games with a hamstring tweak.

Hardy has been inconsistent this season. He has four multi-hit games and five in which he has been hitless. It all adds up to a 256/.267/.302 stat line. More troubling is that he has yet to homer in 43 at-bats.

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Rafael Furcal
Rafael Furcal to spend a week at Double-A
Rafael Furcal, SS, MIA
4/23/2014
News: Marlins manager Mike Redmond said second baseman Rafael Furcal (hamstring) will spend about a week playing for Double-A Jacksonville on his rehab assignment.

"He'll play (Thursday)," Redmond said, per MLB.com. "I think the plan for him, as of right now, is to be [in Jacksonville] for a week."

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Francisco Lindor
Francisco Lindor struggling in Akron
Francisco Lindor, SS, CLE
4/23/2014
News: Indians top prospect Francisco Lindor is off to a slow start at Double-A Akron. The shortstop is slated to take over that position with Cleveland when Asdrubal Cabrera is either traded this year or leaves in free agency after this season.

Lindor has just one hit in his last 10 at-bats. His stat line of .239/.320/.373 must improve for the Indians to promote him. He is still just 20 years old, however.

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