Nick Franklin
Rays to recall trio from Triple-A
Nick Franklin, SS, TB
12:03 PM
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.

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Erisbel Arruebarrena
Erisbel Arruebarrena returns to action Friday
Erisbel Arruebarrena, SS, LAD
9/13/2014
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.

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Brandon Crawford
Brandon Crawford homers, drives in three runs Friday
Brandon Crawford, SS, SF
9/13/2014
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.

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Derek Jeter
Derek Jeter held without a hit in doubleheader loss
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY
9/13/2014
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.
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J.J. Hardy
J.J. Hardy ready to roll Friday for Orioles
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL
9/12/2014
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.

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Jimmy Rollins
Jimmy Rollins remains without a timetable
Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI
9/11/2014
News: Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg told reporters that shortstop Jimmy Rollins has shown slight improvement in his recovery from a hamstring strain, per MLB.com. 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."
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Ian Desmond
Ian Desmond ready to roll again Thursday
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS
9/11/2014
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.

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Alexei Ramirez
Slumping Alexei Ramirez grabbing some pine Thursday
Alexei Ramirez, SS, CHW
9/11/2014
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.

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Carlos Rivero
Carlos Rivera cranks out first career homer Wednesday
Carlos Rivero, SS, BOS
9/10/2014
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.

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Xander Bogaerts
Xander Bogaerts remains hot with big game against Orioles
Xander Bogaerts, SS, BOS
9/10/2014
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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