Mild hamstring issue has Astros SS Carlos Correa out Friday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2015) Astros rookie stud shortstop Carlos Correa has received a second straight game off Friday, when his team plays in Minnesota. He has confirmed a bit of left hamstring soreness, per MLB.com.

Correa had been in a bit of a mini-funk at the plate before slamming four hits and scoring three runs over his last three games. His slash line in the year remains an excellent .278/.347/.510.


Twins SS Eduardo Escobar smashes two home runs in win
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/27/2015) Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar provided some surprising pop Wednesday, blasting two home runs in his team's victory over the Rays.

Escobar, who entered the game with five homers on the season, hit his first in the sixth inning, a 418-foot shot to right. He followed that up with another home run to right in the eighth to provide a key insurance run. 


Astros SS Carlos Correa gets rare day off Wednesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) Astros rookie shortstop Carlos Correa is finally getting a day off, as he is being held out of the starting lineup for Wednesday's matinee against the Yankees. Correa had played in every inning of every game since July 3.

This will be Correa's second day off since being promoted to the Major Leagues back in early June. The hot-hitting rookie has cooled down a bit of late, as he is batting .231 with one home run and six RBI over his last 10 games. 

Marwin Gonzalez will get the start at shortstop on Wednesday.


Orioles shuffle: Clevenger to paternity list, Janish up, Gamboa DFA'd
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/25/2015) The Orioles made a number of roster adjustments on Tuesday, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Baltimore placed catcher Steve Clevenger on the paternity list, selected the contract of Paul Janish from Triple-A and designated Eddie Gamboa for assignment.


Orioles activate 1B Steve Pearce, place SS J.J. Hardy on DL
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2015) The Orioles have activated first baseman Steve Pearce from the disabled list and recalled right-hander Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Norfolk.

To create room for those players, they have placed shortstop J.J. Hardy on the disabled list with a groin injury and designated for assignment veteran outfielder Nolan Reimold.

Hardy has been plagued by the groin ailment for a while. He is batting .157 (11-for-70) in August.


Orioles place SS J.J. Hardy on disabled list with groin injury
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/24/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is headed to the disabled list with a groin injury, an issue the veteran tried to play through without much success. 

Over his last 11 games, Hardy was 3 of 39 and had to go through pregame drills before being allowed to play last weekend. Overall, he's hitting just .222 in 93 games.


Orioles SS J.J. Hardy continues to play through groin discomfort
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/23/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy has struggled mightily as of late, but it's now clear that he has been favoring a groin injury that is limiting his play, according to The Baltimore Sun.

Hardy, who entered Saturday hitting 3 of 39 in his last 11 games, hurt his groin on Friday and had to go through pregame drills before being allowed to play this weekend.

"I think it's a bit of an understatement I think to say it's been a grind," Hardy said before testing his groin prior to batting practice Saturday. "I'm just trying to get through it, get my body right, get my swing right, do anything I can."


Red Sox give SS Xander Bogaerts a rest on Wednesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/19/2015) Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is getting a rare day off on Wednesday, as he is being held out of the starting lineup for the first time since June 20. Bogaerts has maintained a hot bat all year, and he is batting .327 with a home run, four doubles and eight RBI over his past 10 games.

Brock Holt will slide over to shortstop for Wednesday's matchup with the Indians.


Astros' Marwin Gonzalez hits first career walk-off
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2015) Astros outfielder Marwin Gonzalez led off the 10th inning with a solo homer to beat Tampa on Tuesday.

Gonzalez hit his first career walk-off homer and his eighth go-ahead shot.

Gonzalez went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBI.


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