Eric Hosmer to miss 3-6 weeks with broken hand
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer was forced out of Thursday's game against the Twins after re-aggravating his hand injury. He was sent for X-rays which revealed a stress fracture. He will land on the disabled list and will likely miss approximately 3-6 weeks moving forward, according to FOX Sports Kansas City and the Kansas City Star.


Hosmer first sustained the injury on a hit-by-pitch on July 20. He is hitting .267/.312/.377 with six homers and 46 RBI in 409 at-bats.


Chris Davis a no-go again Thursday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) An illness that has prevented disappointing Orioles first baseman Chris Davis from playing since Sunday has him out again Thursday against the Angels.

Davis owns a stat line of .199/.309/.391 after a career 2013 season.


Dan Johnson sent to DL by Blue Jays
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Dan Johnson has been placed on the disabled list to make room for right-hander Chad Jenkins. Johnson is dealing with a left hamstring strain.

Johnson has eight hits in 33 at-bats this season with one home run and seven RBI.


Kennys Vargas gets the call Thursday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) The Twins have called up first base prospect Kennys Vargas Thursday to replace Sam Fuld on the active roster, as first reported by FOXSports.com.

Vargas, a 23-year-old, has 17 home runs at Double-A New Britain this season, after hitting 19 at Class A a year ago. He is hitting .281/.360/.472 in 356 at-bats overall. 


Jon Singleton shines light in midst of darkness with home run
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Astros first baseman Jon Singleton has still not achieved a multi-hit game since July 8, but he certainly made the most of his one hit in a Wednesday rout of Oakland. It left the yard for his eighth homer of the season.

The two-run blast in the fifth inning was merely the cherry on top of an 8-1 victory. Singleton has just five hits in his last 44 at-bats.


Chris Davis sidelined again by illness
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is out of the lineup for the second game in a row Wednesday against the Angels, as he continues to deal with an illness. He remains day to day as a result of this issue. 

No slowing down for Jose Abreu as July nears end
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu continued his hot hitting Tuesday, in an 11-4 win over the Tigers.

Abreu drove in four runs in the massive performance, as he strung together his third multi-hit effort in the last four games. He went 3 for 4 with a two-run home run, and then followed that up with a two-run double in the eighth inning. He also scored twice in the blowout win.

Abreu has been red-hot for the last two months, and has taken his game to another level. He is hitting .359/.412/.652 in the month of July, raising his season batter average to .299. 


Mark Teixeira rips 18th homer in defeat of Rangers
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has taken no time to get back in the swing of things after pretty much missing a week with a lat strain.

Teixeira managed a hit in his only at-bat Monday before exploding Tuesday against Texas with a two-run homer in the eighth. He also walked three times and scored three runs to raise his on-base percentage to .340.


Mark Teixeira back in lineup Tuesday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, who has just one at-bat since July 20, is back in action Tuesday in Texas.

Teixeira has been out with a lat strain after struggling at the plate. He had three hits in 24 at-bats before going down.


Illness has Chris Davis sidelined Tuesday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is not out of the Tuesday lineup due to a slump, but rather because of an illness that has kept him from joining his team, per Comcast Sportsnet.

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