Angels' Johnny Giavotella: Clears waivers, headed to Triple-A
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(5:48 pm ET) Giavotella cleared waivers Sunday and has been outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Giavotella was designated for assignment on Saturday, but went unclaimed through the team's waivers and is no longer a member of the team's 40-man roster. The team intends to evaluate a couple other options at second base, but that doesn't rule out a return to the majors for Giavotella at some point.

Astros' Jose Altuve: Smacks two-run homer Sunday
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(5:00 pm ET) Altuve went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Sunday against the Rays.

Altuve has been on an RBI tear, as he's driven in 25 runs this month to give him 87 on the year. The superstar is enjoying a career-year, as he's slashing .355/.415/.565.

Mariners' Robinson Cano: Smashes 30th homer of 2016 on Sunday
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(3:54 pm ET) Cano went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday against the White Sox.

Cano left the yard for the seventh time this month to give him 30 bombs on the season. This is the first time he's reached that milestone since doing so with the Yankees, when he blasted 33 homers in 2012.

Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia: Out of Sunday's lineup due to personal matter
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(3:20 pm ET) Pedroia (personal) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Ryan Hannable of reports.

As was reported earlier, Pedroia is away from the team Sunday to tend to a family matter, but he's expected to rejoin the Red Sox during their upcoming series with the Rays and could be back in the lineup as soon as Monday. In the meantime, he'll be replaced by Brock Holt, who will bat leadoff and cover the keystone Sunday night.

Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia: Set to miss Sunday's game for family matter
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(2:20 pm ET) Pedroia is expected to miss Sunday's game against the Royals to attend to a family matter, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports.

Pedroia may also miss Monday's series opener against the Rays, but since the Red Sox don't expect him to sit out any games beyond that, the team won't make a roster move to add infield depth in his stead. The brief break is a bit unfortunate for Pedroia's fantasy owners, as the second baseman has been among the hottest hitters in baseball of late, reaching base in 12 straight plate appearances and batting .461 since Aug. 9.

Dodgers' Chase Utley: Has Sunday off
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(1:30 pm ET) Utley is out of the lineup for Sunday's matchup against the Cubs.

The 37-year-old will sit out of Sunday's series finale versus Chicago as Charlie Culberson heads out to second base. Utley is hitting just .258 for the season, but has posted a .294/.321/.529 line with three home runs and 10 RBI over the last 14 games.

Diamondbacks' Jean Segura: Out again with illness
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(1:06 pm ET) Segura (illness) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds, Jody Jackson of Fox Sports Arizona reports.

For the second day in a row, Segura is out of Arizona's lineup with an illness. Brandon Drury will start at second and hit seventh Sunday when the Diamondbacks take on Homer Bailey and the Reds. The club has Monday off, so consider Segura day-to-day heading into Tuesday's game against the Giants.

Braves' Jace Peterson: Out of Sunday's lineup
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(12:16 pm ET) Peterson is out of Sunday's lineup versus San Francisco.

Gordon Beckham will start at second base and hit seventh while Peterson heads to the bench. The club has a day off Monday, so look for Peterson to return to action Tuesday when the Braves host the Padres.

Pirates' Adam Frazier: Optioned to Single-A Bristol
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(12:02 pm ET) Frazier was optioned to Single-A Bristol on Sunday, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Frazier had been seeing regular playing time with the Pirates and owns a .321/.345/.457 line after appearing in 39 games. Although his numbers are solid, the team felt the need to add bullpen depth and recalled A.J. Schugel, making Frazier dispensable at this point in time. However, the move seems to be strategic, as Bristol's season concludes Thursday, so it's highly likely that Frazier will return to the big club in the near future after rosters expand.

Athletics' Max Muncy: Sits against a left-hander
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(11:46 am ET) Muncy is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals,'s Jane Lee reports.

Lefty Jaime Garcia will be taking the mound for St. Louis on Sunday, so the A's will use a lineup almost entirely void of left-handed bats. Muncy will head to the bench as a result, giving way to Chad Pinder after making five straight starts.

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