The 30-year-old was the second infielder pressed into emergency pitching duty during the marathon affair, entering the game in the top of the 19th in relief of Ryan Goins. Barney came into Friday in a 1-for-12 slump, and the multi-hit effort he generated was his first since June 17. Despite the recent struggles, his season line remains a solid .292/.341/.391.
Ladendorf will make his return to the big leagues after spending the last two weeks with the A's Triple-A affiliate. Since June 19 with Nashville, the 28-year-old produced four multi-hit games including going 11-for-32 (.344) overall. He'll now rejoin Oakland and figures to provide depth all over the diamond as seen playing time at second base, third base, and the outfield in the majors this season.
While Profar continues to produce when given a chance, his opportunities have dried up over the past couple weeks. Friday's absence marks his 10th in the team's last 15 games. The Rangers seem content to keep him in a utility role for the time being, but if they can't find Profar more regular at-bats, the 23-year-old could eventually head back to Round Rock.
The White Sox placed Matt Davidson on the disabled list after breaking his foot during Thursday's contest, which opened up a spot for Sanchez to take. Sanchez had been batting .258/.313/.413 with six home runs and 24 RBI at Triple-A Charlotte, and will be making his first appearance with the White Sox since being optioned in late May. During the 2016 season, Sanchez is 4-for-26 with one double and one RBI at the major league level.
He has been heating up at the plate with 12 hits in his last seven games, but after striking out five times in his last two contests he'll get a breather during Friday's day game. Darwin Barney will get the start at the keystone, hitting ninth.
Dozier's blast extended his hitting streak to 12 games, a new career high. He also pushed his franchise record for consecutive games with an extra-base hit to 11. The second baseman is slashing .264/.346/.478 through 73 games and 276 at-bats this season.
Barney will make his first start since June 21 as Troy Tulowitzki gets a breather following six consecutive days of game action. Barney has been an effective replacement for Tulowitzki at shortstop, making 13 starts there while slashing .287/.340/.380 this season.
Franklin will get a day off in favor Corey Dickerson who gets the nod in left field. Franklin has performed well since his recall on June 21, collecting four hits over 16 at-bats including a 3-for-5, 5-RBI game Monday. With lefty Drew Smyly on the mound for the Tigers on Friday, Franklin could return to the lineup after just one game off.
The homer was only Lowrie's second of the season in 232 at-bats as he has struggled to find his power stroke so far in 2016. He has been a surprise for fantasy owners in batting average, posting a .293 mark to date. The lack of homers for Lowrie can be attributed to a significant drop in his fly ball to to 32%, a more than 10% drop from his average over the prior three seasons. If Lowrie can keep the batting average where it is, he does provide some value in deeper leagues at a middle infield position, but the current lack of power combined with no speed potential severely caps his upside.
With Castro getting a rare day off, Ronald Torreyes will start at second base and bat ninth. Castro's .289 on-base percentage has yet to cost him any playing time, but he could eventually lose some at-bats to Torreyes and Rob Refsnyder if there isn't any hint of improvement.