Hak-Ju Lee comes off DL in minors
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Rays shortstop prospect Hak-Ju Lee came off the disabled list in the minors Tuesday for Triple-A Durham. Lee had missed the start of the season while recovering from a calf strain.

J.J. Hardy could be back in lineup Wednesday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy did not return to the lineup Tuesday against the Blue Jays, missing a second straight start due to a hamstring injury.

Hardy did some running and fielded some grounders Tuesday. He said his hamstring feels much better and hopes to be back in the lineup Wednesday.


Brad Miller dropped to bottom of batting order
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2014) Mariners shortstop Brad Miller was dropped to ninth in the order prior to Monday's game against the Astros, MLB.com reports. Miller has three home runs and seven RBI over his first 72 at-bats, but is slashing .194/.237/.361 over that span.

Jose Iglesias not expected to have recurrence with leg injuries
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2014) Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Monday the doctors have assured the team that shortstop Jose Iglesias will make a full recovery and have no recurrence with the injuries to his legs, per The Detroit News. Iglesias is expected to miss the 2014 season due to bilateral tibia stress fractures.

J.J. Hardy absent from Monday's lineup
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy did not make it into the starting lineup Monday at Boston after leaving Sunday's game with a strained right hamstring. Ryan Flaherty started in his absence Monday.

Hardy is batting .316 (6 for 19) with two doubles and four RBI in his last five games.


J.J. Hardy exits game with hamstring strain
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2014) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy was removed from Sunday's contest against the Red Sox in Boston with a strained right hamstring. 

Hardy left the game in the top of the seventh inning due to the injury and was replaced by Stephen Lombardozzi. He hit a sacrifice fly in the opening frame and finished 1 for 2 with an RBI before the injury. He is hitting .256 with four RBI i 43 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for Monday's series finale against Boston.


Alcides Escobar finally puts one over the wall
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2014) It took 17 games, but Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar finally got one over the wall Sunday afternoon against the Twins.

Escobar took Phil Hughes deep for a two-run home run in the seventh inning. He added a double and finished 2 for 3 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBI in an 8-3 defeat. He is hitting .298 with one home run and seven RBI in 57 at-bats.

Jonathan Villar hits third homer
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar got the scoring started Saturday, and put together the team's loan multi-hit performance in a 4-3 loss to the Athletics.

Villar was 2 for 3 at the bottom of the order, including a solo home run in the third inning to gain an early lead. He scored twice, as well, while raising his batting average to .212.

 Villar has been un unexpected source of power for the Astros, launching three home runs in 18 games, after finished the 2013 season with just one in 58 games. He is still hitting just .212/.293/.442 with three home runs and six RBI in 52 at-bats. 


Brendan Ryan dealing with mild tightness in hamstring
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Yankees infielder Brendan Ryan (oblique) was unable to play in an extended spring training game on Saturday because of mild tightness in his hamstring, The Journal News reports. However he did take six simulated at-bats without running despite the minor setback.

"His hamstring was a little tight I think, but that's probably normal," manager Joe Girardi said. "I think all guys probably go through it in spring training. We thought we'd be cautious and say, just take your at-bats and don’t run."

Jose Reyes collects first hit, RBI
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes collected his first hit and RBI Saturday against the Indians.

Reyes went just 1 for 5 in his return, but his hit mattered. With one man on in the second inning, Reyes singled up the middle to drive in the run. He grounded out three times, and popped out once in his other four at-bats. Reyes is expected to play Sunday.


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