Franklin Barreto
Athletics' Franklin Barreto: Leaves after fouling ball off leg
Franklin Barreto, SS, OAK
7:49 PM
News: Barreto left Thursday's game with Double-A Midland after fouling a ball off his leg in the first inning.

After a slow start to the season, the 20-year-old Barreto put together an eight-game hitting streak to end April, with six multi-hit games over that span. He added his third homer with the affiliate last week and two more stolen bases to give him seven in 11 attempts. The team has yet to elaborate on the exact nature or severity of this setback.

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Jung Ho Kang
Pirates' Jung-Ho Kang: Travels with team Friday
Jung Ho Kang, SS, PIT
7:13 PM
News: Kang (knee) travelled with the team Thursday and could be activated from the disabled list soon now that Jason Rogers is back with Triple-A Indianapolis, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

The Rogers move hasn't officially been announced, but there is some speculation that Kang could be the player added to the roster once the move does actually happen. He's only expected to play two out of every three days, but he'll be a welcome bat in the Pirates lineup if he can get back to his 2015 form.

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Alex Bregman
Astros' Alex Bregman: Activated from minor league DL
Alex Bregman, SS, HOU
3:51 PM
News: Bregman (hamstring) was activated from the minor league disabled list Thursday, MiLB.com's Sam Dykstra reports.

He missed 11 games with the ailment, and was on fire at the plate prior to landing on the DL. Bregman is slashing .340/.431/.660 with more walks (six) than strikeouts (five) through 59 plate appearances. Assuming he picks up close to where he left off, Bregman should force his way to Triple-A in the coming weeks. At that point, he could start to see time at third base to expand the Astros' options, and he would almost certainly be next in line if anything happened to Carlos Correa.

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Elvis Andrus
Rangers' Elvis Andrus: Is not in Thursday's lineup
Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX
2:53 PM
News: Andrus is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Blue Jays, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Andrus has started 15 consecutive games, so a day off to rest is much needed. The 27-year-old is off to a fantastic start this season, hitting .293/.323/.413 with eight extra-base hits and 13 RBI through 26 games this season.

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Hanser Alberto
Rangers' Hanser Alberto: Will start Thursday
Hanser Alberto, SS, TEX
2:49 PM
News: Alberto is in the lineup and batting ninth for Thursday's game against the Blue Jays, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Alberto is struggling offensively this season, going just 2-for-17 through 13 games. His inability to produce at the plate along with his lack of playing time makes his fantasy value minimal.

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Yadiel Rivera
Brewers' Yadiel Rivera: Not in Thursday's lineup
Yadiel Rivera, SS, MIL
1:55 PM
News: Rivera is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Reds.

Rivera is out of the lineup for the second straight day. The 24-year-old is hitting .189/.211/.270 with a terrible 36.8 percent strikeout rate through 14 games this season.

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Mike Aviles
Tigers' Mike Aviles: Will start Thursday
Mike Aviles, SS, DET
1:31 PM
News: Aviles is in the lineup and batting eighth for Thursday's game against the Indians.

Aviles will start for the first time since April 29 and is hitting just .200/.273/.200 with three runs and one RBI through nine games this season.

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Jose Iglesias
Tigers' Jose Iglesias: Not in Thursday's lineup
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET
1:29 PM
News: Iglesias is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Indians.

Iglesias will get the day off after starting four consecutive games. He is hitting .268/.333/.280 with 10 runs, two RBI, and three stolen bases through 24 games this season.

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Aledmys Diaz
Cardinals' Aledmys Diaz: Not in Thursday lineup
Aledmys Diaz, SS, STL
10:35 AM
News: Diaz is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Phillies.

With Diaz getting a day off, Ruben Tejada will man shortstop. The rookie has cooled down a bit from his torrid start to the season, but he still owns a .381/.422/.679 slash line, with five homers, 16 RBI, 21 runs and a stolen base. He's in no immediate danger of losing playing time.

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Troy Tulowitzki
Blue Jays' Troy Tulowitzki: Raising concerns for Blue Jays management
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, TOR
9:47 AM
News: Although the veteran doesn't appear to be in danger of losing his starting job anytime soon, members of the Blue Jays' front office are "concerned" about Tulowizki's slow start, ESPN reports.

Tulowitzki ($20 million) is the team's highest-paid player while hitting a pathetic .160 with the eighth-most strikeouts (33) in the league. Although it's still early in the season, his 100 at-bats is a large enough sample size to raise some red flags. The shortstop is owed $20 million annually until 2019, before a $14 million payday in 2020 and a $15 million club option ($4 million buyout) in the following campaign.

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