Rockies' Trevor Story: Two hits and two runs driven in
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(12:06 am ET) Story went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI Friday against the Giants.

The rookie shortstop has looked pretty comfortable in the seventh spot in the lineup, where he's gone 3-for-8 in the last two games. Strikeouts will always be an issue for him, but his power (13 home runs and 29 total extra-base hits) and ability to produce runs (35) more than make up for his lack of contact.

Braves' Erick Aybar: Diagnosed with foot contusion
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(5/27/2016) Aybar left Friday's game with a right foot contusion.

His season-long struggles have been compounded recently by a run of bad luck -- Aybar missed a start last week after getting a chicken bone stuck in his throat -- but it seems the shortstop has avoided a serious injury. X-rays were negative after Aybar was hit by an Adam Conley pitch in the fourth inning of Friday's game.

Cardinals' Greg Garcia: Making the most of his at bats
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(5/27/2016) Garcia was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and a solo home run as St. Louis downed the Nationals on Friday night.

Filling in for Matt Carpenter, who is away from the team on the paternity list, Garcia is making the most of his surge in playing time. However, Carpenter will be returning in the next day or so meaning either a spot on the bench or a trip back to Triple-A, Memphis.

Nationals' Danny Espinosa: Homers in losing effort against St. Louis
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(5/27/2016) Espinosa was 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a losing effort against the Cardinals on Friday night.

It wasn't enough to overcome a five-run Cardinals' third inning. Regularly hitting near the bottom of the Nationals' order, he sports a weak .203 average but does provide a little pop with five home runs and 18 RBI.

Braves' Erick Aybar: Exit's Friday's game early
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(5/27/2016) Aybar left Friday's game in the fifth inning after being hit by a pitch, David O'Brien of Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Aybar was 0-for-1 prior to leaving the game. He was replaced in the lineup by Daniel Castro. His status for Saturday's matchup is up in the air. Expect an update when more information becomes available.

Pirates' Kevin Newman: Out with orbital fracture
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(5/27/2016) Newman suffered a fractured left orbital bone Thursday while playing for High-A Bradenton, Pirates Prospects reports.

He'll travel to Pittsburgh for further evaluation, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the No. 1 draft choice miss at least a month. Newman is hitting .346/.414/.444 in 38 games this season.

Brewers' Orlando Arcia: Holding steady at Triple-A
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(5/27/2016) Arcia, 21, is slashing .299/.331/.425 with four home runs, 22 RBI and six steals through 40 games for Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Arcia's stolen base numbers appear to be down a bit, but he is otherwise flashing his expected skill set. Arcia has the ability to hit .300 with a little pop and a bunch of steals. Jonathan Villar is playing well at shortstop for the big cub, though, so Arcia will likely bide his time in the minors for the time being.

Nationals' Wilmer Difo: Cold streak at Double-A
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(5/27/2016) Difo, 24, is batting just .233 with two RBI and two steals over his last 10 games for Double-A Harrisburg.

Diff does have 18 steals in 43 games, but has otherwise struggled in 2016. Overall he is batting just .230/.317/.267. He is still looking for his first home runs of the year.

Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera: In lineup Friday
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(5/27/2016) Cabrera, who left Wednesday's game against the Nationals with back spasms before he took his first at-bat, is back in the lineup Friday.

Cabrera has been moved up to second in the lineup against the Dodgers uber-prospect Julio Urias while slotting in at his usual shortstop position.

Braves' Reid Brignac: Designated for assignment Friday
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(5/27/2016) Brignac was designated for assignment by the Braves on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

Many of the Braves' infield options have been struggling at the plate this season, and Brignac was no different. In his limited at-bats, the 30-year-old could only muster a .207 batting average with three runs and a lone RBI. This performance led the Braves to send him off the 40-man roster, presumably in favor of younger players in the organization. A corresponding move has yet to be made, but Atlanta will likely need a new reserve infielder while Brignac heads to the minors to act as organizational depth.

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