Jonathan Villar
Jose Altuve out of Astros' lineup for first time this year
Jonathan Villar, SS, HOU
1:07 PM
News: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is out of the starting lineup for the first time this season, after 44 starts. 

Altuve snapped a string of 88 straight starts, dating back to last season. He's replaced by Marwin Gonzalez, who moves over from shortstop. 

Jonathan Villar replaces Gonzalez at short. 


J.J. Hardy
J.J. Hardy, Caleb Joseph out of Orioles lineup on Sunday
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL
12:47 PM
News: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is out of the starting lineup on Sunday, ending a string of 15 straight starts at the position. He's replaced by Everth Cabrera, who returns to the lineup for the Orioles for the first time since May 6.

Caleb Joseph also gets a rest, replaced at catcher by Ryan Lavarnway for the eighth time this year. 


Jean Segura
Brewers' Jean Segura expected to be back this Friday
Jean Segura, SS, MIL
12:32 PM
News: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is expected to be activated from the disabled list by this Friday's game against the Diamondbacks, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. 

Segura, who has a broken finger, has an MRI scheduled for Monday to determine whether his injury has healed or not. The expectation is that he'll be good to go. It hasn't been decided whether Segura will have a brief minor-league rehab assignment or not

In 34 games, Segura is slashing .262/.306/.373. 


Zack Cozart
Kris Negron replaces Zack Cozart in Reds' lineup
Zack Cozart, SS, CIN
11:12 AM
News: Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is out of the lineup on Sunday, after nine straight starts at the position.

Cozart is replaced by Kris Negron, who gets his sixth start of the year at short. Negron will bat ninth in the order. 


Mike Aviles
Michael Bourn, Jose Ramirez not in Indians' lineup
Mike Aviles, SS, CLE
11:09 AM
News: Two regulars are not in the starting lineup for the Indians' game on Sunday. 

Center fielder Michael Bourn gets a rest after five straight starts in center. He's replaced by Michael Brantley, who gets his sixth start in center. 

Jose Ramirez sits after 12 straight starts at shortstop. Mike Aviles replaces him, batting ninth. 


Daniel Descalso
Rockies SS Daniel Descalso blasts second home run of the year
Daniel Descalso, SS, COL
1:55 AM
News: Rockies shortstop Daniel Descalso went 1 for 4 at the plate in Colorado's 5-3 win over the Giants on Saturday.

Descalso did his damage in the sixth inning when he belted a two-run home run off of Yusmeiro Petit, his second of the season. Descalso is now hitting .200 with 11 RBI in 54 at-bats this season.


Troy Tulowitzki
Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki not starting in game two of DH Saturday
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL
News: Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is out of the lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Giants. 

Tulowitzki played the first game and went 2 for 5 with an RBI as the Rockies fell 10-8. Daniel Descalso will get the start at shortstop for game two.


Alexei Ramirez
Alexei Ramirez gets two hits in loss for White Sox
Alexei Ramirez, SS, CHW
News: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez continued his hot hitting with a 2-for-4 day in Saturday's loss to Minnesota. Ramirez has hit in four straight and is 5 for his last 8. 

Ramirez drove in a run, his 19th, and lifted his average to .257. He also stole his third base of the year and was caught stealing for the second time.  


Willie Bloomquist
Mariners RF Willie Bloomquist drives home decisive two runs Saturday
Willie Bloomquist, SS, SEA
News: Mariners right fielder Willie Bloomquist went 1 for 4 at the plate in Seattle's 3-2 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday. Bloomquist did his damage in the third inning when he belted a double off of Mark Buehrle, scoring two runs.

"It felt great. I'm not going to lie," Bloomquist said to "It's been a little bit of a battle for me so far this year, but to come up with a big hit in a big situation right there was obviously that we needed today as a team. And for me, personally, it felt pretty good."

Bloomquist is now hitting .184 with three RBI in 38 at-bats this season.

"I don't hit too many of them, but I did think I got that one," said Bloomquist. "I thought I got enough of it. But you hear the thump against the wall, and you're like, 'C'mon, really?' Then I watched the replay, and we're talking less than a foot. I'm heading to the weight room right now to get another set in."


Ruben Tejada
Mets INF Ruben Tejada hits first home run of 2015 on Saturday
Ruben Tejada, SS, NYM
News: Mets infielder Ruben Tejada launched his first home run of the season in Saturday's 8-2 loss to the Pirates. The home run was a solo shot in the eighth inning and was his first since the final day of the 2014 season. 

Tejada did not start the game on Saturday, but came in at shortstop as part of a double switch late in the game. 


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