White Sox's Todd Frazier: Notches first 40-homer season
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(1:10 am ET) Frazier reached the 40-homer mark for the first time Wednesday, hitting a solo shot that accounted for all the scoring in a 1-0 win over Tampa Bay.

Not only that, but the guy's got a 12-game hitting streak going in which he's hitting .391, finally pulling up a batting average that'd been struggling all year long, He's still hitting just .228, but that's the only place in Frazier's fantasy line where there's room for complaint.


Mariners' Kyle Seager: Adds to career numbers with homer versus Astros
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(9/28/2016) Seager went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer in a 12-4 victory over the Astros on Wednesday.

That gives Seager 30 dingers this season, the most of his career. He is also hitting a career-best .281 with a .863 OPS. His previous career-high OPS was .788 back in 2014. Seager is also one RBI away from 100 and two doubles shy of tying his career high of 37.


Athletics' Renato Nunez: Remains out of lineup Wednesday
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(9/28/2016) Nunez (back) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels.

Though he's listed as available off the bench for Wednesday's contest, Nunez will not get the start and it's unclear if he'll even get into the game. He was held out of Tuesday's lineup with a stiff back and it appears that the ailment is still bothering him. Stephen Vogt will DH in Nunez's place Wednesday.


Angels' Yunel Escobar: Out of lineup Wednesday
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(9/28/2016) Escobar (shoulder) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game.

Kaleb Cowart will start at third base Wednesday with Escobar still dealing with a shoulder injury. Escobar left Tuesday's contest in his throwing (right) shoulder and it's unclear when he'll get back on the field this season. Cowart figures to get most of the starts at third base should Escobar continue to miss time.


Tigers' Nick Castellanos: Returns to starting lineup
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(9/28/2016) Castellanos is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Indians.

Castellanos doubled in a pinch-hit Tuesday in his first plate appearance since Aug. 6, and he will be in the lineup Wednesday for the first time since the same day. Castellanos will hit seventh in the Tigers' batting order and play third base, a position he figures to fill regularly the rest of the way.


Astros' Alex Bregman: In lineup Wednesday
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(9/28/2016) Bregman (hamstring) is in the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Bregman has been working back from a hamstring injury, and as of Tuesday morning, it was unclear whether he'd be able to return to action in 2016. The infielder made a surprise appearance in Tuesday night's matchup with Seattle, entering as a pinch hitter and going 1-for-1 at the plate with an RBI single. Bregman was initially scheduled to fly to Florida to work in the Astros' Instructional League, but he'll instead remain in Houston and get the starting nod at third base Wednesday afternoon. It will be Bregman's first start since Sept. 14.


Angels' Yunel Escobar: Exits with shoulder soreness
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(9/27/2016) Escobar left Tuesday's game with right shoulder soreness, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.

He went 0-for-2 before exiting with the shoulder ailment, getting replaced at third base by Kaleb Cowart. Consider Escobar day-to-day heading into Wednesday's action.


Astros' Alex Bregman: Makes surprise appearance Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(9/27/2016) Bregman (hamstring) made a surprise pinch hit appearance Tuesday against the Mariners, going 1-for-1 with an RBI single.

It wasn't even clear that Bregman would play again this season. He had a flight book to get work in the Instructional League in Florida, but that flight was canceled after Tuesday's game. Bregman was immediately taken out in favor of a pinch runner after the hit, so it's not clear when he will be healthy enough to return to the lineup for a full game. This is an encouraging development that offers his owners some hope that they will get more production from the star rookie before the end of the season.


Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson: Goes deep for 37th time in 2016
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(9/27/2016) Donaldson went 2-for-2 with two walks and a two-run homer in Tuesday's victory over Baltimore.

Donaldson's first-inning smash was his 37th of the season. Unlike last year's MVP campaign, Donaldson has struggled down the stretch, hitting just .200 over 70 at-bats in September. On the bright side, the third baseman appears to making positive strides as the season comes to a close. Donaldson has notched a hit and scored a run in six of the last seven games, while also crushing three home runs during that span.


Athletics' Renato Nunez: Out of lineup with back soreness
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(9/27/2016) Nunez is out of the lineup Tuesday with back soreness but may be available off the bench, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.

The 22-year-old hasn't played since Saturday, but it sounds like he's available in a pinch Tuesday and has a chance to return to the lineup in the coming days. Nunez has struggled against major league pitching since his Sept. 12 callup, recording two hits (both singles) in 15 at-bats. He managed just a .228 average and .278 OBP during his time with Triple-A Nashville (128 games) and those numbers largely overshadowed his contributions in the power department.


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