Jimmy Paredes making impact with strong run
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11:47 am ET) Third baseman Jimmy Paredes has received significant work and has taken advantage of it since arriving with the Orioles in late August.

Paredes has received an increasing number of plate appearances, particularly since the loss of Chris Davis to a drug suspension. He has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games with 13 hits, including two home runs, in 33 at-bats. He has eight RBI and seven runs scored during that stretch.

He boasts a tremendous stat line of .358/.383/.578.


Evan Longoria belts his 22nd home run Wednesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:09 am ET) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria clubbed his 22nd home run Wednesday against the Yankees.

Longoria struck in the fourth inning. With the bases empty, Longoria belted a 93 mph fastball out to center for the solo shot. Longoria would drive in another run in his next at-bat on a groundout. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI. 


Brewers to exercise $14-million option on Aramis Ramirez
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) The Brewers intend to exercise the team's side of the $14-million option on third baseman Aramis Ramirez, CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman reports.

The team has the choice of picking up the option or paying a $4-million buyout, and the team being "very pleased" with his performance. Ramirez will return to the hot corner with Milwaukee in 2015 if he picks up his end of the mutual option. He has hit .295/.341/.447 with 15 home runs and 65 RBI in 454 at-bats.


Nick Castellanos back in lineup Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Twins.

The third baseman was a late scratch Tuesday due to soreness in his left foot, but the issue appears to have been minor. Castellanos has hit .266/.313/.405 with 10 home runs and 60 RBI in 496 at-bats.


Spate of Reds benched for battle at Wrigley Field
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) The Reds have issued a lineup for Wednesday against the host Cubs that one might have expected had they just clinched a playoff spot. Among those set to sit are third baseman Todd Frazier, second baseman Brandon Phillips, shortstop Zack Cozart, center fielder Billy Hamilton, right fielder Jay Bruce and catcher Devin Mesoraco.

None are listed as injured.


Juan Uribe torrid at the plate for Dodgers
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe is saving his best for last in 2014 with a tear in September.

Uribe owns a nine-game hitting streak with five multi-hit games. He is 15 for 34 during with two home runs during that stretch to sweeten his stat line to .308/.334/.443.


David Freese finally on roll for Angels
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Angels third baseman David Freese has struggled much of the season, but has saved his best stretch for the stretch run.

Freese has raised his average to a season-high .261. He has hit safely in 12 of the last 13 games with 17 hits in 45 at-bats and has slugged three home runs in the last nine games, during which time he has 10 RBI.


Red Sox promote slew of players from Pawtucket
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Ballyhooed Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo is far from the only promotion from Triple-A Pawtucket made by the Red Sox on Wednesday. But he is certainly the most significant.

The team has also brought up left-hander Edwin Escobar, right-hander Heath Hembree, third baseman Garin Cecchini, outfielder Bryce Brentz and catcher Ryan Lavarnway.


Jake Lamb, David Peralta still out for Diamondbacks
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb (quad) and outfielder David Peralta (back) remain absent from the lineup Wednesday against visiting San Francisco.

Lamb has had just one at-bat since Friday after an encouraging 7-for-19 stretch. Peralta has been sidelined since Sept. 5.


Nolan Arenado down again Wednesday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is set to sit again Wednesday against the visiting Dodgers with a chest contusion. Rafael Ynoa has been tabbed to man the position.

Arenado was on a 1-for-13 slide before going down.


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