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  • Jose Iglesias SS | DET

    Tigers' Jose Iglesias: Homers in win

    Iglesias went 2-for-4 with two RBI, two runs scored and a home run on Monday against the Red Sox.

    Iglesias has now hit safely in five straight games, raising his average to .258. The shortstop isn't likely to match his .300 average from a season ago, but his four home runs mark a season high, and he is on pace to set new career-highs in both RBI and runs scored as well.

  • Alex Bregman 3B | HOU

    Astros' Alex Bregman: Hitting sixth in big league debut Monday

    Bregman will start at third base and bat sixth in his MLB debut Monday against the Yankees, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Luis Valbuena will shift over to first base while Marwin Gonzalez (ankle) takes a seat for the Astros' series opener against the Yankees. Bregman's arrival is expected to give Houston's offense a boost after he hit .306/.406/.580 with 20 home runs, 61 RBI, seven steals and a 47:38 BB:K in 80 games between Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Fresno.

  • Gleyber Torres SS | NYY

    Yankees' Gleyber Torres: Traded to Yankees

    Torres has been traded to the Yankees as part of the deal that sent Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs, MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman reports.

    Torres is the centerpiece of this deal for the Yankees. The 19-year-old shortstop is currently hitting .275/.359/.433 with nine home runs, 47 RBI and 19 stolen bases in 94 games at High-A Myrtle Beach. Torres will most likely head to High-A Tampa, joining current Yankees shortstop prospect Jorge Mateo. It's unclear what the plans are long term for Torres and Mateo, but the Yankees have time to sort out that situation.

  • Alex Bregman 3B | HOU

    Astros' Alex Bregman: Joining big league club Monday

    Bregman will be recalled prior to Monday's game against the Yankees.

    A natural shortstop, Bregman has recently seen some time at third base and in left field, possibly preparing him for a role as an everyday utility player. The 22-year-old has tallied 20 home runs and seven stolen bases between Double-A and Triple-A this season, and should provide an added offensive presence to the Astros' everyday lineup moving forward. Danny Worth was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

  • Shawn O'Malley SS | SEA

    Mariners' Shawn O'Malley: Gets day off Sunday

    O'Malley is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays.

    With Ketel Marte dealing with a case of mononucleosis that resulted in his placement on the DL on Saturday, O'Malley has stepped in as the Mariners' primary shortstop. He's gone 4-for-17 with a pair of walks and a stolen base while starting each of the previous five games, but he'll get a day off in the series finale as manager Scott Servais gives Luis Sardinas a chance to make a spot start. O'Malley still figures to assume the bulk of the starts at shortstop until Marte returns.

  • Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts: Four hits in Saturday's loss

    Bogaerts went 4-for-6 with a run scored in Saturday night's 11-9 loss to Minnesota.

    Starter David Price and Boston's uber-shaky bullpen were the story in Saturday's loss, but the offense continues to chug along. Bogaerts has eight hits in the first three games of the series against the Twins and enters Sunday's contest with a .643 batting average (18-for-28) and 1.619 OPS in six games against Minnesota this season.

  • Shawn O'Malley SS | SEA

    Mariners' Shawn O'Malley: Has three-hit effort out of nine-hole Saturday

    O'Malley went 3-for-5 with a run in Saturday's 14-5 victory over the Blue Jays.

    The 28-year-old shortstop put together his second multi-hit effort of July and first since the second game of the month. O'Malley is receiving extended opportunity during Kete Marte's (illness) absence, and is slashing .241/.405/.276 in July.

  • Didi Gregorius SS | NYY

    Yankees' Didi Gregorius: Post multi-hit effort Saturday

    Gregorius sent 2-for-5 with a run scored in Saturday's 2-1 extra-inning loss to the Giants.

    The 26-year-old notched the only multi-hit effort for the Yankees on a day when Johnny Cueto and a collection of relievers stymied their lineup. Gregorious now has seven multi-hit efforts in July, and is slashing .317/.359/.583 over 60 at-bats during the month.

  • Carlos Correa SS | HOU

    Astros' Carlos Correa: Slugged his 15th homer of season Saturday

    Correa went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs Saturday against the Angels.

    Correa's 15th a big fly of the campaign helped extend the Astros lead to six runs in the fifth inning of a victory. He's now hit safely in seven of his last nine contests, and he's slashing .266/363/.470 on the year.

  • Brad Miller SS | TB

    Rays' Brad Miller: Not in Friday's lineup

    Miller is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the A's, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Miller will head to the bench with a left-hander in Sean Manaea due up for Oakland, as is standard whenever the Rays face a southpaw. With five homers so far in July, Miller is now up to 15 homers on the year. His role as the starting shortstop and No. 2 hitter against right-handers appears safe.