Brett Lawrie hitting off a tee, still not cleared for live pitching
by Igor Mello |
(7/28/2014) Blue Jays infielder Brett Lawrie started to hit off a tee, but has yet to resume hitting off live pitching, according to on Monday. Lawrie is currently working his way back from a fractured right index finger at the team's spring training facility in Florida. He will need to go a on minor-league rehab assignment before he is activated from the disabled list, according to manager John Gibbons.

Blue Jays trade for Danny Valencia Monday
by Igor Mello |
(7/28/2014) The Blue Jays have acquired infielder Danny Valencia from the Royals for minor-leaguers Erik Kratz and Liam Hendriks on Monday, the Royals announced. Valencia appeared in just 36 games for Kansas City and owned a .282/.328/.382 slash line with two homers and 11 RBI in 110 at-bats this season.

Rangers consider Adrian Beltre 'untouchable' before deadline
by Igor Mello |
(7/28/2014) The Rangers have received phone calls on Adrian Beltre prior to the trade deadline, but have declared the third baseman as "untouchable," FOX Sports reports Monday. Beltre owns a .324/.369/.519 slash line with 15 homers and 55 RBI in 349 at-bats.

Yangervis Solarte moves across infield to third base
by Marty Gitlin |
(7/28/2014) The return of Jedd Gyorko to the lineup has forced Yangervis Solarte to move from second to third base for the first time for the Padres. Solarte is playing that corner position Monday in Atlanta.

Solarte has been tearing it up at the plate since the trade that brought him from the Yankees. He has seven hits in 21 at-bats with five runs scored, one home run and one RBI in each of the five games he's played.

Adrian Beltre homers, reaches base three times
by Igor Mello |
(7/27/2014) Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre reached base three times in Sunday's loss to the Athletics.

Beltre doubled in the third and launched a solo home run in the eighth inning. He finished 2 for 3 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI in a 9-3 victory. He owns a .324/.369/.519 slash line with 15 homers and 55 RBI in 349 at-bats.

Nolan Arenado hits number nine
by Chris Cwik |
(7/27/2014) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado hit his ninth home run Sunday against the Pirates.

Arenado struck on the first pitch he saw in the seventh inning. While facing Tony Watson, Arenado took a 93 mph fastball out to center for the solo shot. He also walked during the game. Arenado finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and one RBI. 

Juan Francisco clubs 16th home run
by Chris Cwik |
(7/27/2014) Blue Jays designated hitter Juan Francisco hit his 16th home run Sunday against the Yankees. 

In the fifth inning, Francisco belted an 83 mph curveball from Shane Greene out to right for the solo shot. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and one RBI. 

Chase Headley hits first home run with his new club
by Chris Cwik |
(7/27/2014) Yankees third baseman Chase Headley hit his first home run with the Yankees Sunday.

Headley struck in the bottom of the fifth inning. With the bases empty, he sent a 92 mph fastball from J.A. Happ out to left for the solo shot. It was Headley's only hit of the game. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and one RBI. 

Yangervis Solarte clubs first home run with the Padres
by Chris Cwik |
(7/27/2014) Padres infielder Yangervis Solarte clubbed his first home run with his new team Sunday.

In the third inning, Solarte smashed an 84 mph slider from Mike Minor out to left. Solarte added a single later in the game. He finished 2 for 5, with one run scored and one RBI. 

Hitters to sit in Week 18
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/27/2014) Whether because of poor matchups, unfavorable platoon splits or the fact they're just plain cold, Yan Gomes, Allen Craig, Josh Rutledge, Lonnie Chisenhall, Andrelton Simmons and Khris Davis are "sits" for Fantasy Week 18 (July 28-Aug. 3)

Find out the "why" for each in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.

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