Dickerson smashed his 17th home run of the season to put the Rays on the board in the third inning of a home loss. He's been a legitimate fantasy superstar this season, as evidenced by his .329/.370/.590 slash line.
Morales will get a deserved day off after starting each of the last 26 games for the Blue Jays. Josh Donaldson will occupy the DH spot in his absence, with Russell Martin starting at third base and Luke Maile behind the dish.
Dickerson helped set the table nicely out of the two-hole for Logan Morrison and Evan Longoria, extending his hitting streak to a modest three games in the process. The 27-year-old has a trio of multi-hit efforts in his last five games as well and is now just three runs shy of equaling the 57 he scored all of last season. Furthermore, despite the fact that he's tailed off some at the plate after a red-hot first two months, Dickerson is still sporting an impressive 27.4 percent line drive rate and 34.4 percent hard contact rate in 82 June plate appearances.
Moss has been riding the pine quite a bit lately, but that's not necessarily due to his uninspiring play. The Royals have faced a slew of left-handers recently, and Yost insists he wants to get the veteran more involved. Even so, at this point Moss doesn't make much sense to roster outside of AL-only formats.
The Tigers begin a homestand with a series against the Royals on Tuesday. The fact that Martinez doesn't need to worry about playing the field was likely the deciding factor behind the Tigers deciding against a rehab assignment. Either way, it's good to see the irregular heartbeat issue Martinez has been dealing with isn't going to keep him off the field much longer.
Grossman takes a seat after starting the past three games going 2-for-9 at the plate in that span, with three walks and one strikeout. The 27-year-old has been a sturdy cog in the Minnesota lineup so far this season, and will likely be back in the order for Saturday's contest. In his place, Kennys Vargas is taking the DH duties against Trevor Bauer.
Ramirez missed Boston's game Wednesday with a recurring episode of shoulder soreness, but appears to be fine after a couple days of rest. The veteran will look to get back on track after beginning the month of June with a .197 average from the plate.
Davidson has caught fire of late with seven homers, 11 RBI and 11 runs through his past 10 games. The heater has him up to a respectable .265/.310/.577 slash line for the season with 17 bombs, 38 RBI and 30 runs. Davidson is taking advantage of his consistent playing time, and his fantasy value is trending up.
This is encouraging news after Martinez had a short stint in the hospital late last week due to an irregular heartbeat. According to McCosky, Martinez has done some light cardio and hit off a tee each of the last two days. It's still unclear when Martinez will be ready to come off the disabled list, but the next step in his rehab process should shed some light on how close he is to a return. The Tigers will continue to cycle through a number of players at the DH spot until Martinez is back.
The slugging outfielder's June tear continues, as Cruz now has nine multi-hit outings and extra-base hits during the month as part of an impressive .344/.427/.547 line. The 36-year-old also has possession of the AL lead in RBI and ranks fourth overall in the majors behind the prolific trio of Jake Lamb, Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado.