Mariners 3B Kyle Seager homers in multi-hit performance
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/30/2015) Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager went 3 for 6 with a double, a home run and three RBI in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

Over his last three games, Seager is hitting .533 with eight hits, three home runs and six RBI.

Athletics scratch Brett Lawrie from Sunday's lineup
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(8/30/2015) A back issue caused Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie to be scratched from Sunday's lineup at Arizona, reports The San Francisco Chronicle. He was replaced by Eric Sogard.

Nationals' Michael Taylor returns to lineup Sunday; Yunel Escobar out
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(8/30/2015) Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor was back in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins, reports SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. Taylor has not started the last two games because of a knee injury.

Meanwhile, infielder Yunel Escobar remains out with a hand injury. It will be the third straight game he has missed due to the issue.

Diamondbacks' Phil Gosselin to be activated Monday
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(8/30/2015) The Diamondbacks will remove infielder Phil Gosselin from the disabled list on Monday, reports The Arizona Republic.

Gosselin has not played since mid-May after undergoing thumb surgery. He was acquired from the Braves in June.

Yunel Escobar (hand), Michael Taylor (knee) still out for Nationals
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/29/2015) The Nationals will once again be without two key members of their lineup on Saturday, as both Yunel Escobar (hand) and Michael Taylor (knee) are out of Saturday's lineup against the Marlins.

Both players were injured during Thursday's game and will be missing their second straight game with their injuries. The Nationals have not passed along any updates on their status, so they are both considered day-to-day at this point.

Francona: Indians 1B Chris Johnson to be activated Tuesday
by Marty Gitlin |
(8/28/2015) Terry Francona has declared that Indians first baseman Chris Johnson will rejoin the team Sunday and be activated off the disabled list Tuesday, barring any setbacks, per

Johnson, who landed on the DL due to a spider bite infection, hit well with his new team before going down. He is batting .429 (9-for-21) since arriving in Cleveland. He had all but taken over as the starting first baseman with Carlos Santana moving to designated hitter.

Phillies' Maikel Franco optimistic about returning this season
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(8/28/2015) Phillies 3B Maikel Franco will test out his injured wrist Wednesday by taking batting practice, reports The News Journal. Franco is on the disabled list with a fractured left wrist, but is optimistic of returning this season.

Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar (hand) out of Friday lineup
by Marty Gitlin |
(8/28/2015) A hand injury sustained Thursday on a hit-by-pitch has Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar set to sit Friday night against Miami.

Anthony Rendon will assume his position with Trea Turner playing second.

Escobar had been on a roll before going down with nine hits in his last 19 at-bats to sweeten his slash line to .308/.367/.423.

Rangers 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff leaning toward retirement
by Marty Gitlin |
(8/28/2015) A back injury has Rangers third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff leaning toward retirement, per baseball insider Jon Heyman.

The 34-year-old Kouzmanoff has not played since April 2014. He was off to a brilliant start with Texas when two back surgeries ended his season and perhaps his career.

Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar out of game after HPB on hand
by Marty Gitlin |
(8/27/2015) Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar has been removed from the game Thursday night against San Diego after getting hit in the hand by a pitch, per Comcast SportsNet.

He remained on the bases, but left when his team took the field in the bottom of the inning.

X-rays taken of Escobar's hand came back negative, and he is considered day-to-day for now.

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