Rockies' Mark Reynolds: Drives in two runs
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(5/25/2016) Reynolds went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a strikeout against the Red Sox on Wednesday.

The power-hitting first baseman has hit an impressive .318 during the season, but he's not likely to sustain that number considering his previous career high of .279 came in 2007. However, he remains Colorado's most dangerous hitter, and he seems to have sacrificed a bit of power for more contact with only two home runs in 2016.

Pirates' Sean Rodriguez: Hits fifth homer of season
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(5/25/2016) Rodriguez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old infielder has been a non-factor in Pittsburgh's offense of late, and he recorded his first extra-base hit and first RBI since May 1. However, Rodriguez has reached base in five of the last 10 games.

Giants' Brandon Belt: Suffers mild ankle sprain
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(5/25/2016) Belt suffered a mild ankle sprain in Wednesday's matchup with the Padres, Alex Pavlovic of the San Francisco CSN reports.

Belt injured his ankle sliding into second base, but appears to have dodged a bullet. While it looked potentially serious, the sprain is fortunately mild. He was 0-for-3 at the time of his exit. The Giants have Thursday off, so Belt will have some extra time to heal up, but his status for Friday is certainly up in the air.

Giants' Brandon Belt: Leaves Wednesday after rolling ankle on slide
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(5/25/2016) Belt left Wednesday's game after rolling his ankle while sliding into second base, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

The injury looked pretty bad, as Belt's foot got caught under the rest of his leg, but he was able to walk off the diamond without a limp. He was replaced by Conor Gillaspie at first base, and Matt Duffy and Buster Posey also offer options on the active roster in case the Giants have to make do without Belt for some time. More information as to the severity of the injury should be available after the conclusion of Wednesday's game.

Phillies' Brock Stassi: Sees decline in performance
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(5/25/2016) Stassi has a .227 batting average with eight doubles after playing in 33 games at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

After a strong first month of play at the Triple-A level, Stassi has experienced some struggles in the month of May. He's 5-for-30 in his last 10 games and his slugging percentage currently sits at .340, down from the .470 he posted at Double-A Reading in 2015. However, with Tommy Joseph's recent call-up to Philadelphia, Stassi will have more opportunities to adjust to Triple-A ball and rediscover the power in his bat.

Brewers' Nick Ramirez: Continues improving in 2016
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(5/25/2016) Ramirez has a .253/.324/.462 line after playing in 34 games at Double-A Biloxi.

The start of the 2016 campaign marked Ramirez's third straight season playing at the Double-A level. In that time, he's reduced his number of strikeouts and steadily increased his batting average from .231. Even though his game has gotten better, the 26 year-old lefty will likely have to continue waiting for the opportunity to test his skills at Triple-A Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs' roster currently has two talented first basemen in Jake Elmore and Andy Wilkins, who are posting batting averages of .329 and .254 respectively.

Padres' Wil Myers: Not in Wednesday's starting lineup
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(5/25/2016) Myers is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Giants.

As expected, Myers will sit out of the series finale in order to get a little extra rest for his ailing forearm. With the team's off day Thursday, though, there's a decent chance that the 25-year-old first baseman could return to the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Diamondbacks. For Wednesday, however, Brett Wallace will take over at first base and bat fifth in place of Myers.

Padres' Wil Myers: Likely out Wednesday
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(5/25/2016) Myers (forearm) is not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday, AJ Cassavell of reports.

Although Myers was adamant that he's fine, it sounds like manager Andy Green is intent on playing it safe and giving Myers another day of rest (and three in total with Thursday's team off) after his latest setback. Myers acknowledged that he felt something in his forearm Monday night, in the same spot he experienced some tightness earlier this month.

Phillies' Rhys Hoskins: Hits a grand slam Tuesday
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(5/25/2016) Hoskins went 1-for-4 with a grand slam home run for Double-A Reading on Tuesday.

Hoskins is 13-for-38 with two home runs over his last 10 games raising his batting average to .263. He has eight home runs in 42 games this season, putting him on pace to exceed his 17 homers from last season. He is also on pace to strike out a lot more than last season as well. His strikeout rate has jumped nearly 10 percent this year.

Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman: Homers against Mets
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(5/25/2016) Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Tuesday against the Mets.

Despite the home run, Zimmerman's .418 slugging percentage is still a career low. The 31-year-old slugger isn't all he used to be, but he still holds value due in part to his placement in the lineup behind potential MVP candidates Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy. If the veteran somehow managed to raise his game back to the level he exhibited in prior seasons, the heart of Washington's lineup would become downright unfair to opposing pitchers.

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