Tim Anderson
White Sox's Tim Anderson: Tossed after two at-bats Friday
Tim Anderson, SS, CHW
7:50 AM
News: Anderson went 0-for-2 before he was ejected from Friday's 3-0 loss to the Athletics for arguing an umpire's ruling.

Anderson chopped a ball at home plate that he thought was foul but was ruled fair and he was subsequently tagged out while standing still in the batter's box. His plea to home plate umpire Jim Wolf resulted in the first ejection of Anderson's career.

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Franklin Barreto
Athletics' Franklin Barreto: Could see call-up due to Pinder injury
Franklin Barreto, SS, OAK
6/23/2017
News: Barreto could be called up from Triple-A Nashville this weekend in the wake of Chad Pinder's hamstring injury, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The 21-year-old has been coming on with the Sounds, hitting .324 over the last 10 contests, and posting a solid .282/.328/.432 line over 67 games overall. Barreto was initially expected to be a post-All-Star-break call-up, but Pinder's left hamstring strain, which could conceivably result in a disabled list stint, has significantly increased the chances of a much quicker debut.

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Corey Seager
Dodgers' Corey Seager: Diagnosed with hamstring cramp
Corey Seager, SS, LAD
6/23/2017
News: Seager left Friday's game with a hamstring cramp, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

Fantasy owners and Dodgers fans alike can breathe a sigh of relief. When Seager grabbed at his hamstring rounding first base, it was easy to assume the worst. Seager should still be considered questionable for Saturday's game, but it doesn't sound like a disabled list trip will be required.

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Chad Pinder
Athletics' Chad Pinder: Leaves with hamstring injury
Chad Pinder, SS, OAK
6/23/2017
News: Pinder was forced to leave Friday's game against the White Sox with a left hamstring strain, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

Depending on the severity of the strain, this injury could send Pinder to the disabled list. He had been a source of surprising power at shortstop (.490 slugging percentage, nine home runs in 46 game), but it looks like the Athletics will be without their newfound starting shortstop for at least a few games now.

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Jorge Polanco
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Smashes third homer of 2017 on Friday
Jorge Polanco, SS, MIN
6/23/2017
News: Polanco went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run homer Friday against the Indians.

Polanco launched his third homer of the season as part of a four-run second inning that helped lead the Twins to a road victory. With his current slash line of .254/.302/.366, he's barely a fantasy option in most standard leagues.

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Asdrubal Cabrera
Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera: Requests trade after positional switch
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, NYM
6/23/2017
News: Cabrera has requested a trade from the Mets after he was moved to second base, the New York Daily News reports.

One of Cabrera's conditions for signing with the Mets in the first place was that he would only play shortstop, He is a free agent after the season and understands that a huge amount of his value rests on his ability to play the position. For now, Cabrera is in the lineup as the Mets' starting second baseman, but his time in New York could be short.

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Gavin Cecchini
Mets' Gavin Cecchini: Heads back to minors
Gavin Cecchini, SS, NYM
6/23/2017
News: Cecchini was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

Cecchini wasn't in line to see everyday at-bats with Asdrubal Cabrera (thumb) returning from the disabled list, so the Mets decided to send him back to Las Vegas. The 23-year-old held his own during a five game stretch with the big club, slashing .286/.286/.500 with one homer in 14 at-bats, so he could be back before the end of the season should another opportunity arise.

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Tim Beckham
Rays' Tim Beckham: Returns to lineup
Tim Beckham, SS, TB
6/23/2017
News: Beckham is starting at shortstop and batting seventh Friday against the Orioles, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Beckham returns to action after having missed the last two games with a hand injury suffered from an HBP. A few days of rest seem to have paid off, so the young shortstop will be back out to improve upon his hot streak, as he's batting .354/.415/.542 since the start of June.

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Wilmer Difo
Nationals' Wilmer Difo: Recalled by Nationals
Wilmer Difo, SS, WAS
6/23/2017
News: Difo was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Difo, who played some center field during his time with Syracuse, was recalled to offer some extra depth with Michael Taylor dealing with an undisclosed injury. The 25-year-old slashed .184/.245/.264 with one homer and one stolen base in 40 games with the big club earlier in the season. Pitcher A.J. Cole was sent back to the minors in a corresponding roster move.

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Adam Rosales
Athletics' Adam Rosales: Laces another two-bagger Thursday
Adam Rosales, SS, OAK
6/23/2017
News: Rosales went 1-for-4 with a two-RBI double and a run in Thursday's 12-9 loss to the Astros.

The reserve shortstop continues to do a decent job of keeping up his RBI production in part-time duty, as the two runs he drove in June pushed his monthly total to eight in 34 plate appearances. Rosales has also racked up 12 extra-base hits (nine doubles, three home runs), rendering him a serviceable bottom-of-the-order option for manager Bob Melvin.

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