Yankees' Ronald Torreyes: Held out Wednesday for third straight day
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(4:36 pm ET) Torreyes is not in the lineup Wednesday for the third straight day, according to Wallace Matthews of ESPN.com.

Torreyes is hitting a robust .438 with six doubles and a home run since Aug. 19, but manager Joe Girardi has decided to keep him on the bench the last few days in favor of Chase Headley.


Pirates' David Freese: Out of lineup Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(2:46 pm ET) Freese is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.

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.


Reds' Eugenio Suarez: Homers in Tuesday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(2:24 pm ET) Suarez hit his 20th homer in the loss to the Angels on Tuesday, his 20th of the season.

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.


Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb: Out of Wednesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(12:14 pm ET) Lamb is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Giants.

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.


Red Sox's Travis Shaw: Not in lineup Wednesday
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(9:46 am ET) Shaw is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rays, Scott Lauber of ESPN reports.

Shaw has started seven of the last eight games, but he'll take a seat Wednesday with left-hander Drew Smyly on the mound for Tampa Bay. Shaw is hitting .264 against righties on the season, compared to just .191 against lefties.


Rangers' Adrian Beltre: Has big night Tuesday versus former team
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(6:38 am ET) Beltre went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and scored three runs in Tuesday's 8-7 win over the Mariners.

Beltre's third-inning, two-run blast was his 24th of the year, and eighth in August, the most longballs he's hit in any month this season. The veteran owns a ridiculous .330/.395/.631 slash line through 103 at-bats since Aug. 2, raising his season's batting average more than 10 points (from .276 to .290) in the process.


Orioles' Manny Machado: Hits 10th August homer Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(12:52 am ET) Machado went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Tuesday against Toronto.

Machado's 444-foot bomb in the fifth inning was one of three long balls for a homer-happy Orioles offense. The 24-year-old is now just three shy of last season's career-high 35 home runs, and has made up for a lack of steals with a .306/.357/.563 line. He has left the yard 10 times in August after doing so just nine times in the previous two months combined.


Mets' Jose Reyes: Continues to spark Mets offense
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(12:42 am ET) Reyes lead the way for the Mets on Tuesday, going 4-for-5 with a double and a pair of runs scored while batting leadoff in a 7-4 win.

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.


White Sox's Todd Frazier: Hits historic homer Tuesday versus Tigers
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(8/30/2016) Frazier went 1-for-4 with a solo shot and two RBI in Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

Frazier's second-inning blast was his 33rd of the year, tying Bill Melton's 1971 record for most homers by a White Sox third baseman. The 30-year-old has a history of second-half slides, and the 2016 campaign has been no different. Although his batting average is nearly identical to his pre All-Star mark, Frazier's on-base and slugging percentage have dropped significantly since the Midsummer Classic. Those in weekly formats don't have much choice but to start him, but making the bold decision to sit Frazier in daily leagues isn't the craziest idea based on his history.


Angels' Kaleb Cowart: Out of Tuesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(8/30/2016) Cowart is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Reds, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Since being called up Aug. 20, Cowart has gone 8-for-30 (.267) with eight strikeouts over eight games. He'll have the night off as the Angels opt to start Cliff Pennington at second for their matchup against Tim Adleman and the Reds.


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