He missed more than a month with a back issue and had begun a rehab stint before shutting things down with the broken rib. Hayes slashed .263/.319/.393 with six homers and six stolen bases for Low-A West Virginia. The 19-year-old, who will probably advance to High-A Bradenton at some point in 2017, has little competition at the upper organizational levels but is still likely several seasons away from debuting for the Bucs.
After starting the last three games at third base, Freese will give way to Sean Rodriguez on Wednesday. Rodriguez will bat seventh in the order against Cubs' right-hander Jason Hammel.
It was the first homer for Suarez in over two weeks. He's now sitting at .248/.316/.429 for the season with those 20 homers, 61 RBI and 65 runs. That's a decent line for a shortstop-eligible player, which Suarez has been this year, but next year he's most likely going to be third base-only in most leagues, with just two games at shortstop so far in 2016.
This has been a second half to forget for Lamb and his owners, who were presumably riding high after his red-hot first half. Since the All-Star break, Lamb is hitting .190/.252/.352 with a 29 percent K-rate. Even when factoring in his excellent first half, Lamb is hitting just .165 on the year against lefties, so it's no surprise he is sitting with lefty Matt Moore on the hill for the Giants. Brandon Drury will get the start at third base and hit seventh.
Reyes raised his batting average to .300 with the four-hit night, and now has 25 runs in 33 games with the Mets. Reyes has been a key pickup for the Mets, sparking what was an anemic offense that is still 28th in the MLB in runs scored, but is a respectable 12th in August. Reyes' six steals actually lead the team, although they're a far cry from 37 per year he's averaged over the course of his career.
Arenado was a little late to the party, but drove in DJ LeMahieu in the seventh for Colorado's sixth run of the game and his 112th RBI of the season. Baseball's leading run producer has been on fire with six multi-hit efforts in his last eight games. Things could get even better in his next eight, with all of them coming at the hitter-friendly Coors Field.
La Stella, who last played with the Cubs on July 28, has batted .273 through just 12 games for Triple-A Iowa. He refused to join the minor league club after being demoted and was temporarily placed on the inactive list. Now the 27-year-old gets another shot in the majors, where he is hitting .295 with eight RBI this season.
Turner will have the night off as Rob Segedin gets the nod to start at the hot corner. Turner has had a tough time at the plate lately and has gone just 1-for-17 (.059) over his last four games.
Kang is not eligible to come off the DL for another six days, and at this point it's unclear if he'll require additional time beyond the requisite 15 days. The move to Triple-A could foreshadow a series of rehab appearances, though the infielder still hadn't picked up a bat as of midway through last week.
Nunez joined Sunday's slug fest which saw the Giants collect 10 extra-base hits against the Braves. He has moved all around the lineup since joining San Francisco at the trade deadline (batted eighth Sunday), but the overall results have been trending upward. Nunez is slashing .276/.329/.500 with 14 runs, two homers and four steals over the last 20 games with his new club.