Athletics' Yonder Alonso: Available off bench Saturday
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(11:19 am ET) Alonso (wrist) will be available off the bench for Saturday's game against the Yankees, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.

He took batting practice Saturday morning and said he expects to be available, even though he is not in the lineup for the third straight game. Ryon Healy is starting at first base and hitting fifth.

Athletics' Yonder Alonso: Out of Saturday's lineup
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(10:07 am ET) Alonso (wrist) is out of Saturday's lineup against the Yankees, reports.

He will miss his third straight game with a wrist injury. Ryon Healy will start at first base and hit fifth.

Rays' Logan Morrison: Pops 13th homer Friday
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(6:37 am ET) Morrison went 1-for-3 with a walk, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Friday's 5-2 win over the Twins.

His batting average has returned to a level typical for Morrison, as he hasn't had a multi-hit game since May 6, but when he is making contact he's doing it with authority -- 11 of his 14 hits since then have gone for extra bases (five doubles, six homers), giving the first baseman a .237/.324/.627 slash line over those 17 games to go along with 16 RBI and nine runs.

Blue Jays' Justin Smoak: Crushes 11th home Friday
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(5/26/2017) Smoak went 1-for-2 with a solo homer, two walks and two runs Friday against the Rangers.

Smoak's 11th blast of the year extended the Blue Jays lead in the third inning of a winning effort. At 30-years-old, he appears to be on his way to a career year, as he's slashing .280/.347/.553, and fantasy owners need to decide whether to keep on riding him, or whether it's time to trade him away while his value is at an all-time high.

Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Given night off
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(5/26/2017) Cabrera is not in the lineup for Friday's matchup against the White Sox.

The first game of Friday's scheduled doubleheader was rained out, but manager Brad Ausmus will still give his All-Star hitter the full night off. Cabrera figures to play at least one installment of Saturday's doubleheader in Chicago. The recently recalled John Hicks will take over at first base Friday against Mike Pelfrey.

Athletics' Yonder Alonso: Remains out Friday
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(5/26/2017) Alonso (wrist) is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Yankees.

Although he's listed as available on the lineup card, Alonso isn't expected to be an option off the bench for the series opener in the Bronx. Friday marks Alonso's second straight absence as a result of the wrist contusion he suffered Tuesday after being hit by a pitch. Ryon Healy will get another start at first base.

Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Not starting game 1 of doubleheader
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(5/26/2017) Cabrera is not in the starting lineup for the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

It appears to be a routine rest for Cabrera, who is hitting a blazing .400 from the plate since returning from an oblique injury. Regular starter Ian Kinsler is also out for the first game of the twin bill, so expect the veteran slugger back in the lineup for the second game Friday.

Rangers' Mike Napoli: Strikes out four times Thursday
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(5/26/2017) Napoli struck out in all four of his at-bats in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Red Sox.

Napoli had batted .324 with six homers and 11 RBI over his last 11 games, but the Red Sox pitching staff threw some cool water on him, and the rest of the Rangers bats for that matter. It was the second time this season that Napoli has donned the golden sombrero, elevating his strikeout rate to 31.5 percent, the second-worst mark of his career. Napoli's low-contact ways will continue to make him a sinkhole in batting average, but his recent surge shows that the 35-year-old still packs plenty of power.

Tigers' John Hicks: Called up Thursday
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(5/25/2017) Hicks was recalled by the Tigers on Thursday, Jason Beck of reports.

He was optioned to Triple-A earlier in the week, which would usually bar him from returning to the Tigers until next week, but an injury to James McCann will allow Hicks to rejoin the club for its weekend series against the White Sox. Hicks will catch one installment of the Tigers' doubleheader in Chicago on Friday and he could catch the day game Saturday depending on who catches the nightcap. Hicks made a strong impression during his previous stint with the Tigers, slashing .423/.444/.654 with a home run and three doubles in 26 at-bats.

Tigers' John Hicks: To join Tigers for doubleheader Friday
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(5/25/2017) Hicks will be recalled in advance of Friday's doubleheader against the White Sox, John Wagner of the Toledo Blade reports.

James McCann suffered a laceration on his left hand Thursday, so Hicks will come back up to add catching depth for Friday's doubleheader against the White Sox. The Tigers have not announced a DL stint for McCann, so this could be a short stay with the big league club for Hicks. In his earlier stint with the Tigers with season, Hicks collected 11 hits in 26 at-bats while driving in seven runs.

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