Brewers' Scooter Gennett: Out of Friday's lineup
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(5/27/2016) Gennett is out of the starting lineup Friday against the Reds.

With left-hander John Lamb taking the ball for Cincinnati on Friday, Gennett will take his .125 batting average against lefties to the bench for the day. Aaron Hill will take over at second base for him while Hernan Perez fills in at the hot corner.

Braves' Kelly Johnson: Absent from Friday's lineup
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(5/27/2016) Johnson is not in the lineup Friday against the Marlins.

Johnson has been cold as of late, batting just .125 over the past week, and with Adam Conley taking the mound for Miami, the Braves decided it would be best to keep the utility man on the bench. Gordon Beckham will slide over to man second base in his stead, while Chase d'Arnaud takes over at the hot corner.

Phillies' Andres Blanco: Finds success in rare start Wednesday
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(5/27/2016) Blanco went 2-for-3, scored twice and had an RBI double in Wednesday's win over Detroit.

Getting the start for Cesar Hernandez at second base, Blanco had an incredibly successful day, raising his average to .286. This was only the veteran's fifth start this month as it seems Hernandez has locked down the everyday role at second. Performances like this will certainly raise Blanco's stock, but such opportunities are few.

Marlins' Derek Dietrich: Two-hit effort helps Marlins to Thursday win
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(5/27/2016) Dietrich went 2-for-4 with a double, one run scored and one RBI in Thursday's win over the Rays.

Dietrich got a rare start against a left-handed starter and playing in the outfield with regulars Giancarlo Stanton (side), Christian Yelich (back) and Justin Bour all out for the afternoon contest. Dietrich continues to swing a hot bat and it is nice to see him notch a double off of a left-handed starter. He'll continue to play the strong side of the Marlins' second base platoon and is a candidate for additional at-bats around the diamond while the team is playing shorthanded.

Brewers' Hernan Perez: Hits first triple this season
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(5/26/2016) Perez went 1-for-1 with a triple as a pinch-hitter against the Braves on Thursday.

Perez pinch-hit for Scooter Gennett and made the most of his opportunity with a two-run triple. The two RBI gave him eight in the year, and while he's not known for his offense, he's having a breakout year offensively with three homers in 55 at-bats.

Diamondbacks' Jean Segura: Scores twice in return from scare
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(5/26/2016) Segura went 2-for-5 with a double and scored twice in Thursday's loss to the Pirates.

Segura showed no ill-effects in his first game back after being hit in the head and taken to the hospital on Tuesday. He's off to a nice start this season, slashing .318/.348/.480 through 198 at-bats. The infielder should be inserted back into lineups without hesitation moving into the weekend.

Pirates' Josh Harrison: Hits two-RBI pinch-hit double Thursday
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(5/26/2016) Harrison (illness) came off the bench and hit a two-RBI pinch-hit double Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

Harrison was held out of Wednesday' and Thursday's starting lineup due to an illness, but he seemed to be just fine as he blasted an opposite-field double off of the Diamondbacks' Jake Barrett. He'll likely reclaim his place in the starting lineup Friday as long as no complications arise with his health.

Dodgers' Micah Johnson: Hitting over .300 in last 10 games at Triple-A
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(5/26/2016) Johnson, 25, is batting .317 with one home run, five RBI and two steals over his last 10 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The recent surge pushes Johnson's slash line at .260/.296/.320 for the season. He does have nine steals in 37 games, but has been caught six times as well. It appears his 84-steal season from 2013 is a thing of the past, though Johnson does still have 30-steal capability.

Diamondbacks' Jamie Westbrook: Holding his own at Double-A
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(5/26/2016) Westbrook, 20, is slashing .294/.353/.399 with two home runs, 15 RBI and three steals in 41 games for Double-A Mobile.

The toolsy Westbrook has not been overwhelmed at this level despite his young age. He has been particularly hot lately, batting a scalding .474 with two home runs and 10 RBI over his last 10 games. He's small and has questionable defensive skills, but should still be on the prospect radar right now.

Nationals' Daniel Murphy: Gets Thursday off
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(5/26/2016) Murphy is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Cardinals, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Murphy will get a regular day of rest, which marks his first day off since May 15. Stephen Drew will man the keystone in his stead, but expect to see Murphy back in action for Friday's matchup with St. Louis.

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