Athletics' Marcus Semien: Doubles run home during Monday's win
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(5/30/2016) Semien went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI against Minnesota Monday.

Semien ranks second in the team with 23 RBI. He's his safely in six of the last nine games, but his average over that span is a paltry .206. It's no secret he needs to produce a bit more at the plate, although at least he's doing better in May (.236) when compared to his struggles during April (.205).

Tigers' Jose Iglesias: Gets the day off Monday
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(5/30/2016) Iglesias is out of the lineup Monday against the Angels.

Iglesias has made six straight starts at shorstop, so it was time for a routine day off. Manager Brad Ausmus will turn to Andrew Romine to take over at shorstop and bat out of the nine-spot.

Rays' Brad Miller: Not in Monday's lineup
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(5/30/2016) Miller is not in the lineup Monday against the Royals, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Miller will take a seat for a routine day of rest following four straight starts at shortstop. Taylor Motter will take his place in the lineup, batting second in the order against right-hander Ian Kennedy.

Astros' Carlos Correa: Sluggs eight homer of season Sunday
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(5/29/2016) Correa went 1-for-1 with a decisive three-run homer run as a pinch hitter during Sunday's 13-inning win over the Angels.

Correa was expected to get the day off, but manager A.J. Hinch opted to give him a pinch-hit appearance and the shortstop responded hitting a three-run homer that was decisive for Houston's win. Correa has gone 5-for-38 (.135) over the past 10 games, but perhaps the home run will boost his confidence as he tries to leave an extended sophomore slump behind him.

Rays' Willy Adames: On fire at Double-A Montgomery
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(5/29/2016) Adames is hitting .273/.385/.503 with six homers and six stolen bases in seven attempts over 45 games at Double-A Montgomery so far this season. The Tampa Bay Times speculates he could receive a promotion soon.

Adames, who came over in the David Price deal, will have to compete with Daniel Robertson to see who the shortstop of the future is in the organization. But he profiles as the better defender, so as long as the bat continues to develop as it has this year, he's in good shape to stick at short.

Orioles' J.J. Hardy: Will get scan on foot Friday
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(5/29/2016) Hardy (foot) will undergo a CT scan Friday, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

If the results of the scan show that Hardy's foot has fully healed, he'll be cleared to resume baseball activities. The shortstop has already had the boot removed from his left foot, so it seems that he's progressed as expected so far.

Astros' Carlos Correa: Getting day off Sunday
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(5/29/2016) Correa is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The shortstop's sophomore slump has lingered longer than expected, as he's gone just 4-for-37 (.108) over his past nine games to sink his season average to .241. He's likely just getting Sunday's game off to clear his head, enabling Marwin Gonzalez to pick up a start at shortstop. Look for Correa to be back in the lineup Monday against the Diamondbacks.

Rangers' Elvis Andrus: Will sit out Sunday
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(5/29/2016) Andrus is out of the lineup Sunday against the Pirates.

With a pair of 0-for-4 outings over the first two games of the series, Andrus will get a breather in Sunday's matinee. In Andrus' stead, Hanser Alberto will pick up a start at shortstop and bat ninth in the order.

White Sox's Jimmy Rollins: Resting Sunday
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(5/29/2016) Rollins is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals.

Rollins will give way to Tyler Saladino for the second straight game, as manager Robin Ventura looks to extract some more offense from the shortstop spot. While Rollins and Saladino are both rocking sub-.300 on-base percentages for the season, Saladino at least turned in a productive game Saturday, going 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI. Ventura will likely end up settling on a primary option at the position based on which player happens to be hotter at the plate.

Twins' Eduardo Nunez: Rips homer in four-hit effort versus Mariners
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(5/29/2016) Nunez went 4-for-5 with a home run, his fifth of the season, in Saturday's game against the Mariners.

The infielder pushed his average up another 16 points to .333. Nunez is enjoying a nice May -- all five of his homers have come this month, and he's notched 12 RBI and 11 runs over his 88 at-bats in May. His batting average has remained above .300 all season.

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