Mets' Collins on Wilmer Flores: 'I see a completely different player'
by Michael Hurcomb |
(10:34 am ET) Wilmer Flores' slow start to the season is becoming a distant memory. The Mets starting shortstop singled home the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning Tuesday against the Phillies, lifting New York to a 5-4 win.

Flores also had a game-tying sac fly in the eighth inning Tuesday and delivered a go-ahead, three-run homer Monday, which helped New York to a 6-3 win.

Flores has had his struggles defensively in 2015, but he is finally turning the corner offensively. He has hit safely in 15 of his last 17 games, while producing four home runs and 13 RBI in that span.

"I truly believe Wilmer's gotten past [his issues]," manager Terry Collins said, per "He realizes there's going to be a day that you're going to make an error. He's got to play through that, and I think he's doing that. We're starting to see a guy who's going to start swinging the bat like we know he can. He's going to put up some offensive numbers that people are going to be pretty impressed by.

"I see a completely different player."

Mariners give SS Chris Taylor a rest on Wednesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(10:23 am ET) After starting eight games in a row, Mariners shortstop Chris Taylor will get the day off on Wednesday, as he is being held out of the lineup versus the Rays. In those eight games, the young Taylor has just six hits in 28 at-bats. So manager Lloyd McClendon has decided to give him a rest and clear his head a little.

Brad Miller will get the start at shortstop with Dustin Ackley entering the lineup in left field for the afternoon affair. 

Rays SS Asdrubal Cabrera, OF Steven Souza still sidelined
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(10:18 am ET) Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and outfielder Steven Souza remain out of the lineup on Wednesday against the Mariners. Both players have been out since Monday, with Cabrera nursing a groin injury and Souza bothered by an injured wrist.

The team has not provided an update on the status of either player, but with the team off on Thursday, there's a chance they could return for Friday's game in Baltimore.

Brandon Guyer continues to handle right field, and Nick Franklin will grab the start at shortstop on Wednesday. 

Indians SS Mike Aviles gets the start against Rangers
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(9:41 am ET) Indians shortstop Mike Aviles will make his second consecutive start against the Rangers on Wednesday. 

Aviles, who went 0 for 3 with a walk and a strikeout in his team's 4-3 loss on Tuesday, will look to improve his .310 batting average after getting another start under his belt.

Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (knee) still sidelined Tuesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/26/2015) Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias remains out of the lineup for the third game in a row on Tuesday. Iglesias hasn't played since Saturday when he banged up his knee on a play at first base. Manager Brad Ausmus told that there's a chance Iglesias could play on Wednesday.

"If he comes in and tells me he can play tomorrow, I'll play him. It's kinda on him if he feels like he's ready."

Andrew Romine will get the start at shortstop and bat eighth against the A's on Tuesday. 

Brewers SS Jean Segura to be activated on Friday
by Brandon Wise |
(5/26/2015) Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is expected to be activated on Friday without going on a rehab assignment, manager Craig Counsell said per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Segura is currently on the 15-day DL with a broken finger and has been out of action since May 13. Segura is hitting .262 with 12 RBI in 126 at-bats this season and will immediately reclaim his starting role at shortstop.

Twins SS Danny Santana in starting lineup Tuesday vs. Red Sox
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/26/2015) Twins shortstop Danny Santana is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox. Santana, who had been out for the last two games, is batting ninth for manager Paul Molitor.

Santana's return ultimately slides Eduardo Nunez back to the bench on Tuesday.

Pirates move Josh Harrison to right field, Jung Ho Kang to third
by Brandon Wise |
(5/26/2015) Pirates normal third baseman Josh Harrison will bat leadoff on Tuesday, but will be lined up in right field, the team announced. The move allows Jung Ho Kang to draw his eighth start at third base this season. The move pushes Gregory Polanco to the bench.

Harrison will make just his third start in the outfield this season, his second in right. Harrison is hitting .255 with 14 RBI in 161 at-bats this season. 

Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy able to start on Tuesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/26/2015) Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Astros. Hardy exited Monday's game early with back discomfort, though he was never expected to miss much time. 

Hardy said that core exercises have helped his back improve, according to He also feels the minor back injury he suffered Monday would have kept him out longer last year.

Hardy recently returned from stint on the disabled list, and has 11 hits over 58 at-bats, including two home runs, in his first 16 games of the season. 

Guyer, Beckham continue to replace injured Souza, Cabrera in Rays lineup
by Michael Hurcomb |
(5/26/2015) Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (groin) and Steven Souza (wrist) were held out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the Mariners. It was the second straight day both players were sidelined.

Tim Beckham started at shortstop and Brandon Guyer was back in right field for a second straight day as well.

Souza said his wrist is feeling better. He said some mild pain, but there is no swelling. He is hoping to avoid the disabled list.

Cabrera said he is available to pinch-hit and is hoping to be back in the lineup Friday.

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