Red Sox's Marco Hernandez: Back from Pawtucket
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(10:25 am ET) Hernandez was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.

Andrew Benintendi (knee) was placed on the DL on Thursday, so Hernandez will return from Triple-A to fill the vacancy on the 25-man roster. Hernandez has appeared in 29 games for Boston on the season and holds a .295/.367/.386 slash line across 44 at-bats. With rosters set to expand in less than a week, Hernandez could remain with the big league club for the remainder of the season.

Twins' Brian Dozier: Reaches 30 homers for first time
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(2:43 am ET) Dozier went 2-for-4 with his 30th homer, a walk and two runs against the Tigers on Wednesday.

He'd never reached 30 homer in his career before, having just surpassed last season's high-water mark of 28 with a homer Tuesday. Dozier has been on a major power binge of late -- he's ripped seven homers in his last 11 games and an absurd 13 over 23 games dating back to the final day of July. Fantasy owners who stuck with the veteran second baseman through his brutal first two months of 2016 have been rewarded with some of the best power production in the league since then, not to mention a double-digit steal total for some icing on the cake.

Tigers' Ian Kinsler: Not part of Wednesday's lineup
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(8/24/2016) Kinsler is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Twins, Evan Woodbery of reports.

Kinsler has struggled a bit lately, going 0-for-15 over his last four games and 1-for-29 in his last eight, so he'll get a day off Wednesday to clear his head. Andrew Romine will man the keystone in his stead and bat ninth.

Blue Jays' Devon Travis: Remains out of lineup Wednesday
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(8/24/2016) Travis (hand) is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Angels, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

Travis had been expected to rejoin the lineup in time for Wednesday's tilt, but it appears he needs an extra day after receiving a cortisone injection Tuesday for lingering knuckle soreness. Darwin Barney will draw another start at second base in his place and bat lead off, with Travis now targeting a Thursday return.

Blue Jays' Darwin Barney: Produces from leadoff spot Tuesday
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(8/24/2016) Barney went 2-for-4 with a walk and scored twice in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

With Devon Travis sitting out with knuckle soreness, Barney made the most of his rare opportunity to hit leadoff. Tuesday marked the utility man's third multi-hit game in his last four starts, bumping his batting average up four points over that span. Barney's .265/.315/.361 slash line through 249 at-bats this year is up across the board from his career marks of .248/.296/.341. He's having his most productive season since 2013 when he played in 141 games with the Cubs.

Blue Jays' Devon Travis: Expected to return Wednesday
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(8/24/2016) Travis (knuckle) is expected to return to the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

Travis received a cortisone injection to alleviate some soreness in his knuckles, and simply took a rest day to let the cortisone do it's job. Look for him to be back at second base on Wednesday.

White Sox's Brett Lawrie: Rehab Cut Short, Returns to Chicago
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(8/24/2016) Lawrie (hamstring) returned to Chicago on Tuesday to be further examined after his minor league rehab assignment was cut short, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Lawrie began his rehab over a week ago, but he was unable to make it through a complete game due to the hamstring injury and a possible quad issue. His return date remains up in the air, but Tyler Saladino and Carlos Sanchez should continue to man second in his stead.

Blue Jays' Devon Travis: Experiencing knuckle soreness
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(8/23/2016) Travis's absence from Tuesday's lineup is due to knuckle soreness, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

Fortunately, Travis is expected to return to action in the near future. He received an injection to alleviate the soreness and is getting the day off so that it heals properly. If he needs another day to rest, look for Darwin Barney to fill in at second base.

Blue Jays' Devon Travis: Out of Tuesday's lineup
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(8/23/2016) Travis is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Angels.

Toronto will give Travis his first night off since July 29 and start Darwin Barney at second base for their series opener against the Angels. Travis, who owns a .300 batting average for the year, will likely return to action Wednesday.

Mariners' Robinson Cano: Totals three hits Monday to help sagging average
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(8/23/2016) Cano had three hits Monday, pushing his average to .294 as he looks to get back to .300 after his average slipped in the second half.

Cano has impressed with his power this season (four-year high 28 HR), but entering Monday's game he was hitting .228 with a .284 OBP in the second half. His average fell from a pre-break .313 to .290. That's the only area he's not been lights out this year -- he's on pace for career highs in runs and home runs and for 100 RBI for the fourth time in his career.

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