Angels INF Grant Green gets start at second base Wednesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Angels infielder Grant Green is getting the start at second base for Wednesday's contest with the Padres. Green was just recalled from Triple-A on Tuesday after starting the year with the big club.

"It’s nice," Green said, per the Orange County Register. "I feel comfortable there. I have felt comfortable there for a long time. It’s nice to get back in the infield and play kind of where I want to play."

Green is at the keystone position and batting ninth for manager Mike Scioscia, while Johnny Giavotella gets the day off. 

Blue Jays INF Steve Tolleson has tweaked groin
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Blue Jays infielder Steve Tolleson was unavailable for Wednesday's game due to a tweaked groin, according to 

Tolleson was lifted in the sixth inning of Tuesday's game, though no injury was initially reported. The injury to Tolleson required Russell Martin, who originally came up as an infielder, to play a couple of innings at second base on Wednesday. It was just the second time in his career that Martin played at second. 

The team has not provided an update on Tolleson's status for Friday's game in Minnesota.

Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia blasts two home runs on Wednesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia did his best to get his team a win, but it was not enough as the Twins won 6-4, completing the three-game sweep. 

Pedroia belted two, two-run home runs off starter Phil Hughes, giving him seven longballs on the season. The home runs were his only hits on the afternoon, as he extended his current hitting streak to seven games.

"Pedey today is the one boost for us, [the guy] who comes up every day, shows up ready to compete," manager John Farrell said, per

During the streak, Pedroia's batting average has risen from .270 to its current .290 clip.

Indians 2B Jason Kipnis extends hitting streak to seven games
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis went 3 for 5 in Wednesday's win over the Rangers. He extended his current hitting streak to seven games with a fifth-inning triple, and also scored a run on the afternoon.

During the streak, Kipnis has 12 hits in 29 at-bats, as he's seen his season average rise from .327 to .342 during the seven-game stretch.

Orioles INF Ryan Flaherty activated from DL, starting Wednesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty is back off the disabled list and is in the lineup Wednesday against the Astros. Flaherty has been out since May 12 with a groin strain.

On Wednesday, he is playing second base and batting eighth on Wednesday. The team has not announced a corresponding move for Flaherty's activation. 

A's SS Marcus Semien gets day off Wednesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien is getting the day off and is being held out of the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers. Semien is mired in a 7-for-38 slump over his last 10 games, and has played in every game this season.

Eric Sogard will spell Semien at shortstop and bat ninth on Wednesday afternoon. 

Blue Jays' Devon Travis could begin rehab games this weekend
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis fielded ground balls on Wednesday as he continues to work his way back from a shoulder injury. Travis has been on the disabled list since May 21, and is hopeful to return when first eligible. 

The next step for Travis is to swing a bat, according to Sportsnet. Manager John Gibbons said Travis isn't "too far off" in his recovery, and a rehab assignment could start this weekend

The rookie second baseman is eligible to come off of the DL on Monday, but may not be quite ready by then. He received a cortisone shot last week, and started to see some progress Tuesday.

"The first few days were pretty sore," Travis said, per "I guess after the shot I was like, 'Man, this shot made it worse.' The doctor said that's normal, though. They get that shot pretty deep down in there. The first couple of days are sore, and yesterday was really like the first day where I started feeling good again.

"I feel much better," Travis said. "Every day since I got the shot has been much better. That's what we're shooting for. Literally, every day there has been a noticeable difference."

When he comes back, the rookie second baseman will pick up a modest four-game hitting streak and a .271 season batting average.

Rays SS Asdrubal Cabrera, OF Steven Souza still sidelined
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and outfielder Steven Souza remain out of the lineup on Wednesday against the Mariners. Both players have been out since Monday, with Cabrera nursing a groin injury and Souza bothered by an injured wrist.

The team has not provided an update on the status of either player, but with the team off on Thursday, there's a chance they could return for Friday's game in Baltimore.

Brandon Guyer continues to handle right field, and Nick Franklin will grab the start at shortstop on Wednesday. 

Indians' Jason Kipnis continues hot hitting with home run
by Shawn Krest |
(5/27/2015) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis went 1 for 4 with a home run in Tuesday's loss to Texas. 

Kipnis hit in his sixth straight game and has driven in runs in four of his last five games. He now has five home runs and 22 RBi on the season. 

Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler gets first day off in 2015
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/26/2015) Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is getting his first day off this season on Tuesday against the A's. Kinsler had been struggling at the plate, hitting just .211 (8 for 38) over his last 10 games. He is also hitless over his last 17 at-bats, so manager Brad Ausmus opted to use Tuesday to give Kinsler a rest.

Hernan Perez is getting the start at second base while batting ninth in the order. 

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