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Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM8/29/2014 5:33:00 PM
Description: Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday that Daniel Murphy (calf) is "looking at quite a lengthy DL stint."
Insight: General manager Sandy Alderson added that the MRI on Murphy's right calf showed "a significant issue". With only 28 games left, it is certainly possible that Murphy's season is over. That's too bad too as Muprhy made his first All-Star team and leads the NL with 159 hits. The Mets called up Dilson Herrera to take over second base.
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM8/28/2014 7:25:00 PM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy will undergo an MRI on his hurt right calf.
Insight: Murphy left Sunday's game with soreness in his right calf and has not returned to the lineup since then. At this point, it looks likely he will end up on the disabled list, but the MRI will confirm whether that's necessary. Wilmer Flores is playing second base for the Mets in Murphy's absence.
Omar Infante, 2B, KAN8/28/2014 10:55:00 AM
Description: Kansas City second baseman Omar Infante was out of the lineup Tuesday and Wednesday due to a sore shoulder and is doubtful for Thursday's game against Minnesota.
Insight: Infante is hitting just .255 with six homers, 59 RBI, 44 runs, six steals and a .645 OPS, so he isn't a fantasy option.
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM8/28/2014 10:53:00 AM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy (sore right calf) was not in the lineup Wednesday and is questionable for Thursday's game against Atlanta.
Insight: Murphy left Sunday's game with soreness in his right calf and has been out of the lineup since then. Despite the missed time, Murphy still leads the NL in hits (159).
Rougned Odor, 2B, TEX8/27/2014 9:10:00 PM
Description: Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor went 1-for-4 with a grand slam Wednesday at Seattle.
Insight: The 20-year-old Odor was called up from Double-A out of necessity due to the failure of Josh Wilson and Donnie Murphy to fill in after Jurickson Profar's injury and he probably wasn't ready for the big leagues. Odor has batted .248 with six homers, 32 RBI, 26 runs and two steals in 290 at-bats.
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM8/27/2014 6:00:00 PM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy (calf) is not in the lineup Wednesday. Wilmer Flores is starting at second base again.
Insight: Murphy left Sunday's game with soreness in his right calf and has been out of the lineup the last two games.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS8/27/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in the extra innings victory over the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Insight: The second baseman surprised everyone with a home run off Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey in the first inning. Pedroia came into the matchup hitting .143 against Dickey's knuckleball. Pedroia has had a down season to his standards (.281/.341/.382) but is 3-for-10 with two home runs and six RBI in his last two games.
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B, WAS8/26/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Nationals second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Tuesday at Philadelphia.
Insight: Cabrera sat out with an oblique injury Monday but had a pinch-hit single. He's batted .273 with five doubles, a triple, three homers, 11 RBI, 12 walks and 12 runs since he was traded from Cleveland to Washington.
Omar Infante, 2B, KAN8/26/2014 7:04:00 PM
Description: Kansas City second baseman Omar Infante is out of the lineup Tuesday due to a sore shoulder, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Infante is hitting just .255 with six homers, 59 RBI, 44 runs, six steals and a .645 OPS, so he isn't a fantasy option.
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM 8/26/2014 5:29:00 PM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy (calf) is out of the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: Murphy left Sunday's game with soreness in his right calf and he's scheduled to see a doctor at the stadium Tuesday. Wilmer Flores is starting at second base. The Mets are playing without Murphy and David Wright so Atlanta starter Alex Wood (3.05 ERA) could have a pretty easy time.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI8/26/2014 4:15:00 PM
Description: Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is not in Tuesday's starting lineup versus Gio Gonzalez and the Nationals.
Insight: Utley is just 3-for-17 (.176) versus the Nats tough left-hander and 3-for-21 over the past five games, so this is certainly understandable.
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B, WAS8/26/2014 3:59:00 PM
Description: Nationals second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera wasn't in Monday's lineup due to a sore right oblique, but was healthy enough to pinch hit later in the game.
Insight: This explains why Cabrera wasn't in the starting lineup for a favorable matchup against Phillies right-hander A.J. Burnett. Update: Cabrera will make the start at 2B Tuesday.
Josh Rutledge, 2B, COL8/26/2014 11:13:00 AM
Description: Rockies shortstop Josh Rutledge is 8-for-17 (.471) with three extra-base hits against Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner.
Insight: Rutledge hasn't exactly been tearing the cover off the ball, batting .242 over the past two weeks, but he likes facing Bumgarner and the wind is blowing out to dead center today.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS8/26/2014 10:47:00 AM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is a career .143 hitter (3-for-21) against R.A. Dickey's knuckleball.
Insight: We expect more from Pedroia than the .280 batting average with six homers, 47 RBI, 68 runs scored and five steals. He will probably never again reach the level we remember from 2011 (.307, 21 HR, 91 RBI, 102 runs, 26 SB). Avoid this matchup.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT8/26/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is a career .308 hitter (8-for-26) with two home runs among five extra-base hits versus Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn.
Insight: Walker has already set a career mark for home runs with 17 and his OPS (.805) is the highest it's been in four seasons.
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B, WAS8/26/2014 9:47:00 AM
Description: Nationals second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera wasn't in Monday's lineup due to a sore right oblique, but was healthy enough to pinch hit later in the game.
Insight: This explains why Cabrera wasn't in the starting lineup for a favorable matchup against Phillies right-hander A.J. Burnett. With a quality backup like Danny Espinosa, the Nats probably won't rush Cabrera back to the lineup until he's fully healthy.
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYMHot8/26/2014 9:38:00 AM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy left Sunday's game with a sore right calf and is questionable for Tuesday's game against Atlanta.
Insight: Murphy, the NL leader in hits, has a modest five-game hitting streak (8-for-21) and a favorable matchup with Braves starter Alex Wood (5-for-11), so is a viable fantasy option if in the lineup.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SDP8/26/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) was not in the starting lineup Monday against the Brewers, but did pinch hit.
Insight: Gyorko tweaked his left hamstring on Thursday in Los Angeles and had been out of the lineup the past three games. He's obviously close to returning.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS8/25/2014 10:55:00 PM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer Monday at Toronto.
Insight: Pedroia's home run total has decreased in two straight seasons and likely will again in 2014 unless he hits three over his last 31 games. He has six in 127 games this season.
Martin Prado, 2B, NYYHot8/25/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Yankees 2B/OF Martin Prado went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run Monday at Kansas City.
Insight: Prado went 7-for-43 (.163) in his first 13 games with New York, but he's picked up 15 hits in his last 36 at-bats (.417) with six doubles, three homers and 10 RBI in that span.
Stephen Drew, 2B, NYY8/25/2014 9:34:00 PM
Description: Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew is 6-for-11 versus Royals right-hander James Shields.
Insight: Drew didn't hit in Boston and hasn't hit for the Yankees, so there is no reason to believe he'll take advantage of this favorable matchup.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA8/25/2014 7:01:00 PM
Description: Mariners second basman Robinson Cano is in the lineup Monday against Texas.
Insight: Cano left Sunday's game with dizziness and said he feels like he has the flu. However, he's ready to go and he has a favorable matchup against right-hander Miles Mikolas (7.48 ERA in 49 1/3 IP).
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SDP8/25/2014 6:53:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) is out of the lineup Monday against the Brewers, according to Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Gyorko tweaked his left hamstring on Thursday in Los Angeles and has been out of the lineup the past three games.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, MIL8/25/2014 6:06:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett is out of the lineup Monday against the Padres.
Insight: The Brewers have avoided starting Gennett against lefties for most of the season. He's just 4-for-37 (.108) against them. Rickie Weeks will start against Eric Stults.
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B, WAS8/25/2014 3:40:00 PM
Description: Nationals second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera isn't in Monday's lineup. Danny Espinosa will start at second base.
Insight: Cabrera was 3-for-8 with a double, homer and three walks in the just-completed three-game series with San Francisco and is a career .353 hitter against Phillies starter A.J. Burnett, so this might be a bit of a surprise.
Javier Baez, 2B, CHC8/25/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Cubs 2B Javier Baez will return to second base after Starlin Castro is activated from bereavement leave.
Insight: Hopefully the six games he played at shortstop will make him eligible in your league. He is still hitting just .207, but with seven home runs and 11 RBI in 82 at-bats he's shown he'll one day be one of the best power-hitting middle infielders in the league.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA8/25/2014 10:19:00 AM
Description: Mariners second basman Robinson Cano left Sunday's game due to dizziness, but is expected to play Monday, according to the team's site.
Insight: Cano apparently has the flu. Despite a low home run total, Cano has been a solid contributor with a .326 batting average, 11 HR, 70 RBI and 67 runs scored.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU8/25/2014 10:11:00 AM
Description: Houston second baseman Jose Altuve leads the majors in base hits, but he's struggled against Oakland starter Jeff Samardzija.
Insight: Altuve is just 4-for-18 (.222) versus the hard-throwing right-hander and has just one multi-hit game in the last six contests. It's one of those rare days to avoid using Altuve.
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM 8/24/2014 7:33:00 PM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy left Sunday's game with a sore right calf, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.
Insight: Murphy, the NL leader in hits, went 2-for-5 with one RBI and two runs Sunday against the Dodgers before exiting.
Ian Kinsler, 2B, DET8/24/2014 7:19:00 PM
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a walk, one RBI and three runs Sunday against the Twins.
Insight: Kinsler has gone 9-for-32 (.281) in his last seven games, but he's hitting just .233 with nine extra-base hits since the All-Star break.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA8/24/2014 3:35:00 PM
Description: Mariners second basman Robinson Cano left Sunday's game due to dizziness according to Greg Johnson of mlb.com
Insight: Cano will be evaluated by a doctor and we should know more after the game. Despite a low home run total, Cano has been a solid contributor with a .328 batting average, 11 HR, 70 RBI and 66 runs scored.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SDP8/24/2014 2:26:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko was out of the starting lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks due to a hamstring injury and will miss Sunday as well.
Insight: Gyorko tweaked his left hamstring on Thursday in Los Angeles. He played through the injury Friday, but a second day on the bench is concerning.
Brian Dozier, 2B, MINCold8/24/2014 11:02:00 AM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is just 1-for-11 with seven strikeouts against Cy Young award winner Max Scherzer. The only good news is the one hit was a home run.
Insight: Dozier has struggled since the All-Star break, hitting .202 with two homers in 142 plate appearances. He did most of his damage from April to June (15 of his 20 HR) and should not be started Sunday.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, MIL8/23/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett hit a solo home run in the bottom of the second on his way to a 2-for-5 night against the Pirates on Saturday.
Insight: The Brewers started Saturday's game the same as Friday's, with a home run to get an early lead and then were blown out. The home run was Gennett's ninth of the season. He is also hitting .308 with 44 RBI.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT8/23/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI and two runs against the Brewers on Saturday.
Insight: In the biggest series of the year so far for the Pirates, Walker is 5-for-9 with three extra-base hits and four RBI. Walker and Pittsburgh go for the sweep of first place Milwaukee on Sunday.
Javier Baez, 2B, CHC8/23/2014 9:12:00 PM
Description: Cubs 2B/SS Javier Baez hit a solo home run, his seventh of the season, to help the Cubs defeat the Orioles, 7-2, on Saturday.
Insight: This is Baez's second home run since he took over the shortstop position in Starlin Castro's absence and his fourth since August 16. He is still hitting just .218 with seven home runs and 11 RBI in 78 at-bats this year.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SDP8/23/2014 6:38:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko is out of the starting lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks due to a hamstring injury.
Insight: Gyorko tweaked his left hamstring on Thursday in Los Angeles. He played through the injury on Friday, so he is taking the night off. He plans to return on Sunday.
Brian Dozier, 2B, MIN8/23/2014 4:39:00 PM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier has reached base eight times in the past two games.
Insight: Dozier went 1-for-2 with a double, one RBI, three walks and three runs in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers. He's struggled since the All-Star break, hitting .207 with two homers in 121 at-bats.
Martin Prado, 2B, NYYHot8/23/2014 4:21:00 PM
Description: Yankees 2B/OF Martin Prado went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI Saturday against the White Sox.
Insight: Prado got off to a slow start with his new team, but he has gone 12-for-27 (.444) with five doubles, two homers and nine RBI over his last seven games.
Logan Forsythe, 2B, TAM 8/23/2014 12:53:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay 2B Logan Forsythe is in the lineup Saturday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: He's hitting .245 with a .658 OPS, five homers and 20 RBI in 241 at-bats this season, but he has a .773 OPS against lefties and is 5-for-7 (.714) with two doubles and a walk against Toronto starter Mark Buehrle. Ben Zobrist, the usual starting second baseman, is in right field, Brandon Guyer is in left and Sean Rodriguez is at first base while Matt Joyce, Kevin Kiermaier and James Loney are out of the lineup.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, TAM8/23/2014 11:13:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay second baseman Ben Zobrist has hit a bit of a rough patch -- 8-for-42 (.190) in his last 10 games -- but he's hitting .359 with a .920 OPS against lefties this season and .381 in his career against Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Despite the poor average in the last two weeks, Zobrist is still batting .343 in his last 26 games.
Dee Gordon, 2B, LOS 8/23/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon broke out of a 2-for-18 mini-slump with three hits Friday against the Mets.
Insight: Gordon has put his speed to great use this season. He leads baseball with 57 steals, 11 triples and 50 infield hits. No other player has more than 33 infield hits.
Martin Prado, 2B, NYYHot8/22/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Yankees 2B/OF Martin Prado went had a two-run homer and a walk-off RBI single Friday against the White Sox.
Insight: Prado has gone 9-for-23 with three doubles, two homers, seven RBI and five runs in his last six games.
Joe Panik, 2B, SFGHot8/22/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Giants second baseman Joe Panik has gone 27-for-59 (.458) with two doubles, a homer, eight RBI and nine runs since Aug. 4.
Insight: He went 4-for-5 with his first career homer, three RBI and two runs Friday at Washington and is 15 for his last 27 (.556). The Giants have been looking for a starting second baseman all season, even going as far as giving Dan Uggla a brief chance, and they may have found one in the 23-year-old Panik, a 2011 first-round pick who hit .321 with five homers and an .829 OPS in Triple-A this year.
Javier Baez, 2B, CHC8/22/2014 9:27:00 PM
Description: Cubs 2B/SS Javier Baez hit his sixth homer of the season Wednesday against the Orioles.
Insight: Baez has performed exactly as advertised. He's hitting .216 with six homers and 31 Ks in 74 at-bats. That's a pace of 40 homers and 209 strikeouts per 500 at-bats.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, MILCold8/22/2014 3:52:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett is not in Friday's starting lineup versus Pittsburgh.
Insight: Gennett has been solid this season, batting .307 with eight homers and 43 RBI, but his OPS is down almost 100 points since the All-Star break. Rickie Weeks will get the start.
Carlos Sanchez, 2B, CWS8/22/2014 3:27:00 PM
Description: Just brought up Carlos Sanchez will get the start at second base after the White Sox traded Gordon Beckham to the Angels Thursday night.
Insight: Sanchez batted .293 with seven homers, 57 RBI, 60 runs and 16 steals at Triple-A Charlotte. Fantasy owners should take a wait and see attitude.
Gordon Beckham, 2B, ANACold8/22/2014 1:23:00 PM
Description: Former White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham was traded to the Angels Thursday night.
Insight: Beckham will back up Howie Kendrick at second and David Freese at third so has little to no fantasy value. Not that he did even when starting every day in Chicago batting .221 with a .598 OPS.
Javier Baez, 2B, CHC8/21/2014 3:12:00 PM
Description: Cubs second baseman Javier Baez will play shortstop for the Cubs while Starlin Castro is on the bereavement list.
Insight: Baez has been playing mostly second base since his promotion to the Cubs on August 5. Castro lost a cousin and three close friends to a car crash on Wednesday and may be home in the Domincan Republic for an entire week. Baez has scored a run in each of his last three games.
Brian Dozier, 2B, MINCold8/21/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is just 1-for-11 against Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber.
Insight: Two players heading in oppositite directions. Dozier is batting .204 since the All-Star break with two home runs and a .647 OPS in 30 games, while Kluber has been one of the best pitchers in the league going 4-0 with a 0.76 ERA and 0.692 WHIP. Avoid this matchup.
Stephen Drew, 2B, NYY8/20/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Wednesday against Houston.
Insight: Don't get too excited. Drew has great career numbers against Scott Feldman, Wednesday's starter. Otherwise, he's been even worse with the Yankees than he was with the Red Sox.
Dee Gordon, 2B, LOSCold8/20/2014 6:33:00 PM
Description: Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Padres after going 0-for-12 in his last three games.
Insight: Darwin Barney, who is 6-for-12 (.500) with four doubles, a homer and two walks against Eric Stults, is starting and leading off.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SDPHot8/20/2014 12:48:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko has batted .312 with five doubles, four homers and 20 RBI in 20 games since he returned from plantar fasciitis.
Insight: He went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI Tuesday to push his average into the .200s for the first time all season.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, MIL8/19/2014 4:08:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett is not in the lineup Tuesday against the J.A. Happ and the Blue Jays
Insight: Gennett has been solid this season, batting .307 with eight homers and 43 RBI, but Rickie Weeks is 8-for-17 against Happ over his career.
Rickie Weeks, 2B, MIL8/19/2014 11:16:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks is a career 8-for-17 with three doubles, two home runs and three RBI against Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ.
Insight: Weeks is batting .231 in August with two home runs. The second baseman is hitting .251 on the season.
Ian Kinsler, 2B, DET8/19/2014 10:58:00 AM
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is hitting .100 in his career against Rays starter Chris Archer.
Insight: After a poor July, Kinsler is hitting .268 in August but has not homered since July 3 and has stolen just two bases since July 11.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, TAM8/19/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay second baseman Ben Zobrist is a career .111 hitter against Tigers starter Max Scherzer.
Insight: Not many players hit Scherzer very well, but Zobrist is just 2-for-18 against the 2013 AL CY Young Award winner. One of those hits is a home run though. Zobrist had three straight 1-for-4 games against the Yankees over the weekend.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS8/19/2014 10:47:00 AM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is a .226 career hitter against Angels starter Jered Weaver.
Insight: Two of his seven career hits against Weaver, however, came when Pedroia went 2-for-3 against the Angels pitcher on August 8. Pedroia has four hits in his last 10 at-bats.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA8/19/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Mariners second basman Robinson Cano is a career .217 hitter with only one extra-base hit against Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett.
Insight: Cano had a four-game hitting streak before going 0-for-4 on Monday night. The second baseman is batting .333 with four home runs and nine RBI in August.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT8/18/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Monday against the Braves.
Insight: Walker had just eight at-bats the first two weeks of August due to a lower back injury, but he's started three of the last four games.
Javier Baez, 2B, CHC8/18/2014 9:16:00 PM
Description: Cubs second baseman Javier Baez hit a two-run homer off Mets closer Jenrry Mejia in the ninth inning Monday afternoon.
Insight: Baez also struck out twice, giving him 11 in the last five games and 24 in 60 at-bats this season. He's hitting .233 with five homers and nine RBI.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS8/18/2014 4:11:00 PM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia was not in Sunday's starting lineup due to illness but is back in the lineup for Monday's game against the Angels.
Insight: His matchup with C.J. Wilson is a favorable one as he's a career .429 hitter with a 1.214 OPS versus Wilson. The All-Star second baseman has not been quite as good as fantasy owners would like, batting .284 with five homers, 45 RBI, 65 runs and five steals.
Mookie Betts, 2B, BOS8/18/2014 3:51:00 PM
Description: Boston has recalled Mookie Betts to replace Jackie Bradley Jr. in center field. He'll bat eighth Monday night against C.J. Wilson and the Angels.
Insight: Betts hasn't lit the world on fire, but he's certainly been a better hitter than Bradley Jr. He's batted .244 in 41 big league at bats, but hit .335 at Triple-A Pawtuucket and .355 at Double-A Portland.
Joe Panik, 2B, SFG8/18/2014 12:30:00 PM
Description: Giants second baseman Joe Panik is day-to-day after X-rays came back negative on his finger on Sunday.
Insight: Panik left Sunday's game in the eighth inning after suffering a dislocated pinkie finger while sliding into second base. The Giants expect him to return in a day or two.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN8/18/2014 11:28:00 AM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips went 2-for-3 with a double in a rehab start for Class-A Dayton on Sunday.
Insight: He is expected to be activated from the disabled list and return to the Reds on Monday against the Cardinals according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. The 33-year-old has been out of the lineup after tearing a ligament in his left thumb on July 11. He is hitting .272 with seven home runs and 40 RBI this year.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS8/18/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia was not in Sunday's starting lineup due to illness and is questionable for Monday's game against the Angels.
Insight: Fantasy owners hope he makes it back for the matchup with C.J. Wilson as he's a career .429 hitter with a 1.214 OPS versus Wilson. The All-Star second baseman has not been quite as good as fantasy owners would like, batting .284 with five homers, 45 RBI, 65 runs and five steals.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOUHot8/17/2014 5:00:00 PM
Description: Houston second baseman Jose Altuve blasted his first career grand slam to blow this game open early.
Insight: Altuve knocked out three more hits besides the long ball and leads the majors with 173 hits and is second with 46 steals this season.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS8/17/2014 11:01:00 AM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia is not in Sunday's starting lineup.
Insight: Pedroia did foul a ball off his foot Friday night, but this appears to be a routine day off. The All-Star second baseman has not been quite as good as fantasy owners would like, batting .284 with five homers, 45 RBI, 65 runs and five steals.
Dee Gordon, 2B, LOSHot8/16/2014 6:28:00 PM
Description: Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon has gone 7-for-13 with five steals and six runs in his last three games.
Insight: Gordon leads the majors with 56 steals and is hitting .293 with 69 runs. He's surprisingly been very consistent, hitting at least .286 in four of the five months this season, hitting above .289 against both lefties and righties and above .287 both home and away.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEAHot8/16/2014 5:15:00 PM
Description: Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (foot) is in the lineup Saturday against the Tigers.
Insight: Cano left Friday's game with a sore foot after fouling a ball off it, but he's fine. He has batted .358 with seven homers, 24 RBI, 22 runs and a 1.029 OPS over his last 39 games.
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B, WAS8/16/2014 4:58:00 PM
Description: Nationals second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera isn't in the lineup Saturday.
Insight: Cabrera has hit .267 with two doubles, a triple, a homer, four RBI, seven runs and a .780 OPS in 12 games with Washington. Danny Espinosa is getting the start at second Saturday against Pittsburgh.
Tommy La Stella, 2B, ATL8/16/2014 4:56:00 PM
Description: Braves second baseman Tommy La Stella is out of the lineup Saturday against Oakland.
Insight: La Stella has gone 8-for-44 (.182) in August. He has one homer and two steals to go with a .274 average, 27 RBI, 21 runs and a .700 OPS this season, so he's not a good fantasy option. Phil Gosselin is starting at second base.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOSHot8/16/2014 2:55:00 PM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia left Friday's game after fouling a ball off his right foot in the third inning, but he's in the lineup Saturday, according to the Boston Globe.
Insight: Pedroia stayed in the game until the eighth inning, but manager John Farrell took him out after he showed some discomfort while running to first base. His Fluoroscan came back negative.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT8/16/2014 2:53:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker (back) isn't in the lineup Saturday.
Insight: Walker went 1-for-4 with a double Friday at Washington after a back injury kept him out of the lineup in 11 of the previous 12 games.
Kristopher Negron, 2B, CIN8/16/2014 1:45:00 PM
Description: Reds second baseman Kris Negron went 4-for-4 with one RBI Friday at Colorado.
Insight: Negron has batted .310 with two doubles, a triple, a homer, six RBI, seven runs and two steals in August. He'll continue to start at second base until Brandon Phillips returns later this month.
Aaron Hill, 2B, ARI8/15/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill went 1-for-4 with his 10th homer of the season and two RBI Friday night.
Insight: Hill has batted .189 in August and .247 on the season. He looks nothing like the player he was in 2012, when he had a .302 average, 26 homers, 85 RBI, 93 runs and an .882 OPS, or even last year (.291, 11 HR in 87 games).
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEAHot8/15/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano left Friday's game with a right foot injury.
Insight: Cano fouled a ball off his foot in the first inning and felt soreness while running out a ground ball in the seventh. He went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in the game and is probably fine.
Josh Rutledge, 2B, COLCold8/15/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: Rockies shortstop Josh Rutledge has gone 5-for-51 (.098) with 17 Ks in his last 14 games.
Insight: That includes a 1-for-27 stretch in his last eight games. He's out of the lineup Friday and shouldn't be in any fantasy lineups until he snaps out of his funk.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT8/15/2014 4:00:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker (back) is not only back in Friday's starting lineup, he's batting cleanup.
Insight: Walker is batting .277 with 16 HR and 50 RBI, but has just three at-bats since Aug 1. He'll face a hot pitcher in Tanner Roark, who has given up exactly one run in five of his last six starts, and it may be best to avoid this matchup.


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