Mets 1B Lucas Duda to begin rehab assignment Saturday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10:49 am ET) Mets first baseman Lucas Duda is set to start a rehab stint with Double-A Binghamton on Saturday, according to MLB.com. Duda has been sidelined for two weeks with a thoracic herniation in his back.

It remains to be seen when he will be cleared to return to the Mets. He owns a strong .247/.346/.472 slash line with 21 homers and 56 RBI on the year.


Ryan Zimmerman continues torrid pace in Nationals' blowout win
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2015) First baseman Ryan Zimmerman continued his recent offensive tear on Thursday, as the Nationals finished off a 15-1 shellacking of the Braves. 

Zimmerman went 3 for 3 with two doubles, four RBI and two runs scored. He is on quite a roll right now, batting an even .400 with seven home runs, four doubles and 22 RBI over his last 10 games.


Pirates' Corey Hart to miss the rest of 2015
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(9/3/2015) Pirates first baseman/outfielder Corey Hart will not return in 2015. Hart has been out since the middle of June with shoulder and knee injuries. He had been on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis.

But the Pirates recalled Hart from the rehab stint but will not activate him from the 60-day disabled list. Instead, he will head home to Arizona and prepare for the 2016 campaign. 

Brought in by the Pirates on a low-risk, one-year deal, Hart had a forgettable 2015 season. He registered just 54 at-bats, collecting 12 hits--including a double and two home runs--in 35 games. The oft-injured slugger hasn't played more than 70 games since 2012 with the Brewers.


Rangers' Kyle Blanks to undergo surgery on both feet
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2015) Rangers infielder Kyle Blanks will miss the rest of the season due to surgery on both of his feet, the team announced Thursday.

Blanks will have arthroscopic surgery on his right foot for a chronic condition Friday. He will then have the same surgery on his left foot in 4-6 weeks.


Nationals recall A.J. Cole, reinstate Tyler Moore from DL
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2015) Nationals first baseman/outfielder Tyler Moore (ankle) was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday. Washington also recalled A.J. Cole from Triple-A Syracuse.

Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera gets tossed against Royals
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(9/3/2015) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was tossed from Wednesday's game against the Royals for arguing balls and strikes, according to MLB.com.

Cabrera went 1 for 2 with a single and a strikeout before being ejected.


Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman enjoys a two-tater Wednesday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2015) White-hot Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman continued to torment opposing pitchers Wednesday night in St. Louis. He slammed solo homers in the fourth and sixth innings and tallied the game-winner with an RBI double in the eighth.

Zimmerman has 12 hits in his last 29 at-bats with six home runs and 13 RBI. He has also run his hit streak to seven games.


Orioles 1B Chris Davis slams two home runs in win
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(9/2/2015) Orioles first baseman Chris Davis went 3 for 4 with two home runs and three RBI in his team's win over the Rays on Wednesday.

Davis hit his 37th and 38th home runs of the season in the victory. 


Angels DH Albert Pujols busts out with big day against Athletics
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2015) Albert Pujols was in a slump for the Angels when he arrived at the ballpark in Oakland on Wednesday. He was out of a slump when he departed.

Pujols singled and scored in the first inning, then blasted a two-run homer in the second. He added an RBI groundout in the ninth.

It marked only his second multi-hit game since Aug. 12. Pujols now boasts a slash line of .249/.309/.495.


Padres' Yonder Alonso, Derek Norris not in Wednesday's lineup
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2015) Padres infielder Yonder Alonso and catcher Derek Norris were held out of Wednesday's lineup against the Dodgers, the team announced.

Alonso is dealing with a back injury, while Norris suffered a hyperextended left shoulder and elbow during Tuesday's game.


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