Didi Gregorius
Yankees' Didi Gregorius: Reaches 20-homer mark for first time
Didi Gregorius, SS, NYY
12:42 AM
News: Gregorius went 3-for-4 with a solo homer Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Gregorius was one of three Yankees to hit one out against Boston starter David Price, continuing his season-long trend of excelling against lefties. The 26-year-old shortstop is putting together by far his finest campaign to date, as he now has 20 homers after never managing to top nine in a season since breaking into the majors in 2012.

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Eduardo Escobar
Twins' Eduardo Escobar: Homers Tuesday in Kansas City
Eduardo Escobar, SS, MIN
9/27/2016
News: Escobar went 2-for-4 with a walk, solo homer and scored twice in Tuesday's game against the Royals.

Escobar's fourth-inning blast was his sixth of the season, and his first in the team's last 51 games. Tuesday also marked the switch-hitting infielder's first RBI and run since Sept. 15, as Escobar has had a brutal final month of the 2016 campaign. Entering the contest, he was hitting a pathetic .089/.150/.089 through 56 September at-bats, light years beyond his worst numbers for any month this year.

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Adeiny Hechavarria
Marlins' Adeiny Hechavarria: Plates two and scores a run in Monday win
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS, MIA
9/27/2016
News: Hechavarria went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI in Monday's win over the Mets.

That's two straight multi-hit games for the shortstop, but it's not going to save his underwhelming .238/.284/.315 slash line over 495 at-bats. The Marlins aren't paying Hechavarria to hit, however, so as long as he continues to play premium defense at short, any production at the dish can be viewed as a bonus.

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Aledmys Diaz
Cardinals' Aledmys Diaz: Back in action Tuesday
Aledmys Diaz, SS, STL
9/27/2016
News: Diaz (personal) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Reds.

Diaz was away from the team for one game, but he'll re-enter the lineup now that he's back in town. The 26-year-old will take over at shortstop and bat seventh in the Cardinals batting order.

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Addison Russell
Cubs' Addison Russell: Out of Tuesday's lineup
Addison Russell, SS, CHC
9/27/2016
News: Russell is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Pirates.

The fact that the Cubs have two gold-glove caliber shortstops in Russell and Javier Baez allows them to give Russell more days off than a player of his caliber typically receives. This will be the fourth time in the last 10 games that he has been held out, a dip in playing time that has coincided with the Cubs clinching the division. Baez starts at shortstop and hits seventh Tuesday.

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Jonathan Villar
Brewers' Jonathan Villar: Homers twice, drives in five against Rangers
Jonathan Villar, SS, MIL
9/27/2016
News: Villar hit a pair of home runs and knocked in five runs in a in a 3-for-4 game Monday against the Rangers.

Villar had drove in more than two runs just once this season, when he hit a pinch-hit grand slam against Pittsburgh on Sept. 4. Hitting at the top of the lineup, he hasn't been privy to regular RBI opportunities. But he managed his second multi-homer game Monday and now has 18 home runs on the season after hitting just 10 over 188 games in his first three seasons. Wherever Villar ends up in the Brewers infield, he looks to have a bright future in front of him.

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Asdrubal Cabrera
Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera: Pops grand slam in Sunday's rout
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, NYM
9/26/2016
News: Cabrera went 2-for-5 with a grand slam, his 23rd home run of the season, in Sunday's 17-0 rout of the Phillies.

It was his third homer in the last five games, and Cabrera's knee won't be an issue if all he needs to do is keep trotting around the bases. The shortstop's now slashing .337/.409/.651 through 82 at-bats in September with six home runs, 15 RBI and 16 runs scored, helping to fuel the Mets' wild card push.

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Corey Seager
Dodgers' Corey Seager: Blasts game-tying homer in three-hit effort
Corey Seager, SS, LAD
9/25/2016
News: Seager went 3-for-5 with a triple, a home run and two RBI in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Rockies.

The Dodgers were down to their last out when Seager, who'd tied the game with a run-scoring triple in his previous at-bat, smacked a game-tying homer off Adam Ottavino to send the game to extra innings. The long ball was his 26th of the year but first since Sept. 10. Seager finished the day a double short of the cycle, snapping an 0-for-13 skid at the plate and raising his slash line to .313/.371/.523.

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Brandon Crawford
Giants' Brandon Crawford: Returns to lineup Sunday
Brandon Crawford, SS, SF
9/25/2016
News: Crawford (finger) is in Sunday's lineup against the Padres.

Crawford missed four games with a dislocated pinkie, but is back in action Sunday. He'll start at shortstop and hit seventh against Clayton Richard and the Padres. Crawford had gone just 5-for-24 (.208) over his last seven games prior to getting injured.

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Daniel Descalso
Rockies' Daniel Descalso: Out of Sunday's lineup
Daniel Descalso, SS, COL
9/25/2016
News: Descalso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

Descalso has started six of Colorado's last seven games, but will have Sunday afternoon off. In his place, Cristhian Adames will start at shortstop and hit seventh against Brandon McCarthy and the Dodgers.

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