Cubs 3B Kris Bryant goes through concussion protocol Sunday
by Marty Gitlin |
(5:51 pm ET) Cubs slugger Kris Bryant has gone through concussion protocol after leaving the game Sunday, per the Chicago Sun-Times. He was removed after a hard slide at second base.

The team is at this point calling his issue dizziness. He told the media following the game that he was feeling better, but he will be further examined Monday.

Cubs 3B Kris Bryant taken out Sunday after head-first slide
by Marty Gitlin |
(3:54 pm ET) Cubs rookie third baseman Kris Bryant has been removed from the game Sunday after sustaining an injury to his head/neck area on a head-first slide in the fifth inning.

Bryant was replaced at second base by Jonathan Herrera. Further details have yet to be revealed.

Diamondbacks OF Yasmany Tomas benched for lack of hustle
by Marty Gitlin |
(11:12 am ET) Diamondbacks third baseman/outfielder Yasmany Tomas believed he was giving full effort running to first base in the sixth inning Saturday. Chip Hale disagreed.

The result is that David Peralta replaced Tomas in right field for the bottom of the inning.

Tomas hit a routine grounder to Astros first baseman Chris Carter, who trotted to the bag and stepped on it. Tomas jogged about two-thirds of the way to first before peeling off. Carter stopped and turned toward the Arizona dugout.

"You now what, that's between Yasmany and myself," Hale told when asked about the benching. "We take care of this stuff inside the family here."

Hale assured that Tomas would be in the lineup Sunday. Meanwhile, Tomas insisted he was going all out.

"Yes, every day I try to do that," he said. "One hundred percent every single day. ... When the first baseman touched the base, I stopped."

Struggling Pirates 3B Aramis Ramirez benched Sunday
by Marty Gitlin |
(10:31 am ET) The Pirates are giving newly acquired third baseman Aramis Ramirez his first break Sunday. He is out of the lineup Sunday against the host Reds.

Ramirez has struggled at the plate since his arrival. He has hit safely in just two of seven games with Pittsburgh and is batting .133 (4-for-30) with no home runs.

Casey McGehee replaces Justin Bour at first for Marlins
by Shawn Krest |
(8/1/2015) Marlins first baseman Justin Bour isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game. 

Bour has started 51 games this season. He'll be replaced by Casey McGehee, who has started just four times this year but three times in the last five games. 

Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang collects three hits in Friday's win
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(8/1/2015) Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang went 3 for 4 at the plate during Friday's 5-4 win over the Reds. He also drove in one run.

It was his second three-hit game in his last three contests. Over his last 12 games, Kang is hitting .467 with two home runs and four RBI.

Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter hits lead-off home run on Friday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/1/2015) Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo home run, giving the Cards an early 1-0 lead over the Rockies. Carpenter would finish the game going 2 for 4 with a double and his 13th dinger of the year.

Carpenter now has three homers in his last two games.

Dodgers 3B Justin Turner placed on 15-day DL with skin infection
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/31/2015) Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a skin infection on his right thigh. Turner was sent to the emergency room on Tuesday when a pimple on his leg developed into an infection.

The move to the DL is retroactive to Tuesday. 

Dodgers 3B Justin Turner still out of action on Friday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/31/2015) Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner remains out of the starting lineup due to a skin infection on his leg. Turner will miss his third straight game with the issue which put him in the emergency room on Tuesday.

His current condition has not been revealed by the team, and it is not known when he is expected to return to the lineup.

Alex Guerrero will get another start at the hot corner on Friday against the Angels. 

Cubs 3B Kris Bryant falls to fifth in lineup Friday
by Marty Gitlin |
(7/31/2015) Slumping Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant has slipped to fifth in the lineup Friday night in Milwaukee for the second time this season.

Bryant, who was benched Thursday, is batting .100 (2-for-20) over his last six games.

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