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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.