Orioles' Chris Davis: Dealing with illness
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(4:26 pm ET) Davis was held out of the lineup Friday due to an illness, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

There hasn't been any word pertaining to the severity of Davis' sickness, but more information should be available in the near future. If he has to miss additional time, look for Trey Mancini to fill in at first base.


Rays' Logan Morrison: Not starting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(3:50 pm ET) Morrison isn't in the lineup Friday against the Mariners, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Morrison will receive a rare day off Friday, as Lucas Duda is set to start at first base while Brad Miller fills in at DH. The day off could do Morrison some good, as he's struggled at the plate recently. Over the last seven games he's gone just 5-for-27 (.185). Morrison will likely return to the lineup for Saturday's outing against Seattle.


Mets' Dominic Smith: Day off Friday
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(3:35 pm ET) Smith is out of the lineup for Friday's series opener against Miami.

Smith will get a breather following seven straight starts to his major-league career. During his first week of action, the first baseman went 4-for-25 from the plate, adding one home run and a pair of RBI. In his place, Wilmer Flores draws the start at first.


Braves' Matt Adams: Starts in left field Friday
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(2:34 pm ET) Adams will start in left and bat sixth in the order for the series opener against the Reds on Friday.

This marks the first time Adams is in the starting nine since Aug. 12, as the 29-year-old has been on the bench for the last five games. He figures to see a increase in playing time over the next couple weeks following Danny Santana's placement on the disabled list due to a quadriceps strain.


Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez: Reinstated from disabled list Friday
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(2:27 pm ET) Gonzalez (back) was activated from the 60-day disabled list prior to Friday's game against Detroit.

Gonzalez hasn't played in a major-league game since June 11 after suffering a herniated disk in his back, but he appears to be fully healthy following nine rehab appearances over the past couple weeks. Prior to his injury, Gonzalez was hitting .255/.304/.339 with one home run and 23 RBI in 49 games. It will be interesting to see how manager Dave Roberts fills out his starting nine with the 35-year-old back in the fold. Cody Bellinger is likely going to see a majority of the starts in left while Gonzalez mans first base, but with the way Chris Taylor has been playing, there figures to be a a couple games a week where Gonzalez retreats to the bench. In a corresponding move, Rob Segedin was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City.


Orioles' Chris Davis: Sitting series opener
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(2:27 pm ET) Davis is out of the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Angels.

The night off will make it the second straight day without a game played for the slugger after the team had an off day Thursday. The sit looks to be a matchup situation as Angels send left-hander Andrew Heaney to the mound. At first base and batting fifth will be Trey Mancini.


Dodgers' Rob Segedin: Sent to Triple-A
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(2:22 pm ET) Segedin was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

Just days after being activated from the 60-day disabled list, Segedin gets sent to Triple-A so the Dodgers can have room on their roster for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. The move doesn't come as a surprise as some were suspecting him to stay at Triple-A after he was activated from the disabled list anyway.


Cubs' Anthony Rizzo: Scores twice in Thursday loss
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(8:40 am ET) Rizzo went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Reds.

Rizzo has been on a tear over the last four games, as he's gone 9-for-17 with three doubles, two home runs and 10 RBI. He figures to continue providing outstanding fantasy value the rest of the way from the heart of a strong Cubs lineup.


Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman: Homers in second straight game Thursday
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(1:04 am ET) Zimmerman went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Thursday's win against the Padres.

Thursday marked Zimmerman's second game in a row with a home run, and this time his long ball gave the Nationals the decisive lead. Zimmerman's 29 home runs on the year tie him with Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt for the fourth-most homers in the National League. He's only slashing .252/.316/.563 since the All-Star break, but Zimmerman appears to have rediscovered his power stroke with four home runs in his last three games.


Reds' Joey Votto: Hits three-run homer in win
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(12:06 am ET) Votto went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run during Thursday's win over the Cubs.

The first baseman just continues to pad his fantasy stats and boasts an elite .316/.448/.601 slash line with 32 homers, 86 RBI and 84 runs. Votto's final numbers might fall short of his dominant 2010 showing when he won the National League Most Valuable Player Award, but this has been his best season since earning that honor.


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