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David Wright, 3B, NYM9/1/2014 10:00:00 AM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright is 9-for-19 (.474) against Miami starter Henderson Alvarez.
Insight: Wright just isn't the same player with his hurt shoulder as evidence by the fact his last extra-base hit was Aug. 7. Despite the favorable matchup I'd keep away from Wright until his shoulder is fully healed.
Yangervis Solarte, 3B, SDP8/31/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Padres infielder Yangervis Solarte was 2-for-4 with a run against the Dodgers on Sunday.
Insight: One of Solarte's hits was a double, and he also scored. Solarte is hitting .260 with nine home runs, 46 RBI and 46 runs this season with the Yankees and Padres. He has been better, hitting .271, since becoming a Padre.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SFG8/31/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval went 3-for-4 with a triple, home run, three RBI and three runs against the Brewers on Sunday.
Insight: Sandoval was 6-for-12 in the weekend series against the Brewers. If not for a horrible April where Sandoval hit .176, he would be in the batting title conversation. August was the third baseman's best month this year as he hit .321 with 15 RBI, 13 runs and a .785 OPS, but he did only hit two home runs.
Jimmy Paredes, 3B, HOU8/31/2014 9:06:00 PM
Description: Orioles third baseman Jimmy Paredes is 5-for-11 in his first three games for Baltimore.
Insight: Balitmore acquired Paredes from Kansas City in July and called him up on August 28. He has hit well so far, but we don't expect him to maintain that success. He probably isn't worth picking up.
David Wright, 3B, NYM8/31/2014 8:38:00 PM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright was 2-for-4 with an RBI on Sunday against the Phillies.
Insight: It was Wright's first multi-hit game since August 13. He just isn't the same player with his hurt shoulder.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, OAK8/31/2014 7:36:00 PM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson was 2-for-4 on Sunday against the Angels.
Insight: It was a rough series for Oakland, who the Angels swept in four games. The offense went 29 consecutive innings without a run. The A's are 19-22 since the All-Star break and five game back of the Angels going into September. Donaldson, however, has been the one bright spot on offense, hitting 12-for-24 in his last seven games.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TAM8/31/2014 6:10:00 PM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria went 0-for-3 against the Red Sox on Sunday.
Insight: Longoria went into Sunday's game on a five-game hitting streak. Even with the 0-for-3, he is batting .364 with a home run in his last six games. Longoria, however, has been overall disappointing this year. He is hitting just .254 with 17 home runs and 76 RBI.
Josh Harrison, 3B, PITHot8/31/2014 6:01:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 with a solo home run but Pittsburgh lost to Cincinnati, 3-2, on Sunday.
Insight: Harrison extended his hitting streak to six games with a homer and single on Sunday. Over that stretch, he is hitting .417 with two home runs, two doubles, a triple, three RBI, and three runs. Harrison is now in the NL batting title conversation. His average sits at .310, one point behind leader Justin Morneau, with a month left in the series.
Chase Headley, 3B, NYY8/31/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Chase Headley went 2-for-3 with a double and walk against the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Insight: Headley is hitting .252 since being traded to New York on July 21. He has also added three home runs and 11 RBI. Headley did not have a very good August though, batting .218.
Juan Uribe, 3B, LOS8/31/2014 2:06:00 PM
Description: Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe (hamstring) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and should be back in the lineup Sunday.
Insight: Justin Turner has been playing third in Uribe's absence and will be relegated back to a backup role. Uribe is batting .293 with six homers and 35 RBI in 81 games.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX8/30/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is a career .222 (6-for-27) against Astros pitcher Scott Feldman.
Insight: Beltre has six hits in his last 16 at-bats, but for some reason, he does not see the ball well off Feldman. Despite the terrible season overall in Texas, Beltre is having another tremendous season, batting .327 with 17 home runs, 26 doubles, 68 RBI and 68 runs.
Anthony Rendon, 3B, WASHot8/30/2014 9:30:00 AM
Description: Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon reached base in all five of his plate appearances, going 4-for-4 with a walk, on Friday against the Mariners.
Insight: Rendon has been sensational for Washington this year, playing second and third (while Ryan Zimmerman has been out). He finished a triple short of the cycle on Friday. Rendon had one RBI on his solo home run in the first inning and scored twice. He is hitting .282 with 18 home runs, 33 doubles, 71 RBI, 97 runs and a .812 OPS this year.
Josh Harrison, 3B, PITHot8/29/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison hit a game-tying triple in the bottom of the eighth and eventually scored the winning run in the next at-bat against the Reds on Friday.
Insight: Harrison played out of his mind on Friday, going 3-for-4 with a double, triple, RBI and run. He also showcased the leather bailing the Pirates out of a few jams in the field. In the last four games, Harrison is hitting .412 with two doubles, a triple and home run. The new everyday Pirate third baseman is batting .308 with 49 extra-base hits, 45 RBI, 62 runs, and 17 steals this year.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS8/29/2014 8:29:00 PM
Description: An MRI exam this week showed Ryan Zimmerman's hamstring is continuing to progress well according to Dan Kolko of MASN.
Insight: Zimmerman still has yet to swing a bat or begin running, so it is still unclear whether he will be back before the end of the regular season. Zimmerman is hitting .282 with five home runs and 36 RBI in 195 at-bats this year.
Juan Uribe, 3B, LOS8/29/2014 7:57:00 PM
Description: Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe (hamstring) ran the bases without any pain on Friday, and is still expected to return the lineup on Saturday.
Insight: Running the bases was the last hurdle Uribe had to overcome before returning. The third baseman has been taking batting practice all week with no issues. Justin Turner has been playing third in Uribe's absence and will be relegated back to a backup role.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, OAK8/29/2014 10:39:00 AM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson is just 1-for-11 against Angels starter Jered Weaver.
Insight: Donaldson homered and doubled in the series opener with the Angels Thursday night. His batting average is down almost 50 points from last season, but he's providing power (26 HR) for the A's and fantasy owners.
Chris Johnson, 3B, ATL8/28/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson was 2-for-4 on Thursday against the Mets.
Insight: It was a nice game for the third baseman but still no runs or RBI. Johnson has not driven in a run or scored in his last five games.
David Wright, 3B, NYM8/28/2014 5:17:00 PM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright is back in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Braves.
Insight: The plan was for Wright to return Thursday, so this isn't a surprise. The third baseman has been sidelined since Sunday with neck spasms and has been dealing with a shoulder injury most of the season. He is hoping to finish the season even though he is less than 100 percent.
Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN8/28/2014 4:20:00 PM
Description: Reds 3B/1B Todd Frazier stole two bases to go along with two more hits and a couple of RBI.
Insight: Frazier's sore back must be feeling a lot better. He's about to become a member of the 20-20 club. He's already hit a career high 22 home runs and is one stolen base short of 20 with today's two swipes.
David Wright, 3B, NYM8/27/2014 4:45:00 PM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright remains out of the Mets lineup with neck spasms.
Insight: Wright is listed as day-to-day but remember that even when he returns, he will not be completely healthy. The third baseman is having a very disappointing season at .266/.324/.368.
Chris Johnson, 3B, ATL8/27/2014 1:20:00 PM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson is a 2-for-17 (.118) career hitter against Mets starter Zack Wheeler.
Insight: Overall, Johnson has had a disappointing season after hitting .321/.358/.457 last year. The third baseman is hitting .271 with nine home runs this year. He also has just one hit in his last 10 at-bats.
Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA8/27/2014 12:37:00 PM
Description: Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager reached 20 homers for the third straight season Wednesday against the Rangers.
Insight: Seager is hitting just .247 with five extra-base hits in August, but he's also hit four homers, driven in 14 runs and scored 16 in that span.
Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA8/27/2014 12:37:00 PM
Description: Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager is a career .412 hitter (7-for-17) against Rangers starter Colby Lewis.
Insight: Seager is hitting .357 with four runs and two RBI in his last four games. He also has a steal. This year, Seager is hitting .275 with 19 home runs and 80 RBI, which is second among third baseman in the league.
David Wright, 3B, NYM8/27/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright did not deny on Tuesday that his shoulder is hurting him, but Wright also did not blame his shoulder for his below average season.
Insight: Wright has denied in the past that he is still battling a shoulder injury, but after hitting coach Lamar Johnson said in an interview on Tuesday that the third baseman was struggling with his shoulder, Wright did nothing to deny it. He did, however, refuse to blame the shoulder for his well below average numbers this year. Wright is batting just .244 with two home runs in his last 44 games since the injury. He is now out with a minor neck issue. Seeing as he won't be healthy until next year, don't count on those numbers going up in September.
Josh Harrison, 3B, PITHot8/26/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison went 1-for-5 with a solo homer Tuesday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Harrison has collected 23 extra-base hits (7 HR), scored 27 runs and stolen eight bases in 152 at-bats since the All-Star break. He had 24 extra-base hits (5 HR), 34 runs and nine steals in 249 at-bats before the break.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TAM8/26/2014 10:09:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria has started as the DH the past two games due to a sore forearm, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Longoria says he played through the injury for five days and hopes to be back at third base Wednesday. He said it doesn't bother him when he hits.
David Wright, 3B, NYM8/26/2014 4:22:00 PM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright left Sunday's game with neck spasms and is not in Tuesday's game against Atlanta.
Insight: Wright has batted just .266 with eight homers, 56 RBI, 49 runs and a .692 OPS in 489 at-bats this season. He's been dealing with a bruised left rotator cuff for most of the year and it is obviously effecting his production.
David Wright, 3B, NYM8/26/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright left Sunday's game with neck spasms and is questionable for Tuesday's game against Atlanta.
Insight: Wright has batted just .266 with eight homers, 56 RBI, 49 runs and a .692 OPS in 489 at-bats this season. He's been dealing with a bruised left rotator cuff for most of the year and it is obviously effecting his production.
Anthony Rendon, 3B, WASHot8/25/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Washington third baseman Anthony Rendon hit his 17th homer of the season Monday against the Phillies.
Insight: Rendon now has three career home runs against A.J. Burnett. The 24-year-old leads the majors with 93 runs and he's driven in 69 runs, stolen 13 bags and batted .276 with a .797 OPS on the year. With Ryan Zimmerman out for most of the season and Bryce Harper stuck in a season-long slump, Rendon has become a very important player for Washington.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, OAK8/25/2014 4:56:00 PM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson (knee) is back in the lineup for Monday after missing Sunday due to a sore knee.
Insight: He lobbied to get into the lineup Sunday, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, but had to wait another day. He's already set a career high in home runs and needs nine more RBI to set another career mark.
Anthony Rendon, 3B, WASHot8/25/2014 9:53:00 AM
Description: Washington third baseman Anthony Rendon is a career 5-for-12 with a pair of homers against Phillies right-hander A.J. Burnett.
Insight: Rendon has become an integral part of the Nationals offense. He's also been a solid fantasy option all season batting .277 with 16 HR, 68 RBI, 92 runs and 13 steals. Start him Monday.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TAM8/25/2014 9:44:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria is a career .433 hitter with five home runs against Baltimore starter Chris Tillman.
Insight: That's the most home runs by any hitter off Tillman. Longoria continues to produce below expectations and its time to admit he's not going to reach last year's totals and will probably never reach the levels we expected when he exploded onto the scene as a rookie in 2008.
Nolan Arenado, 3B, COLHot8/24/2014 8:08:00 PM
Description: Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado's onslaught continued Sunday.
Insight: Arenado went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI. The 23-year-old has hit .414 with six doubles, a triple, five homers, 12 RBI and eight walks over his last 18 games.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, OAK 8/24/2014 7:47:00 PM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson (knee) is out of the lineup Sunday night against the Angels.
Insight: He lobbied to get into the lineup, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, but he'll have a precautionary MRI on his sore knee.
David Wright, 3B, NYM8/24/2014 6:42:00 PM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright left Sunday's game with neck spasms, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.
Insight: Wright has batted just .266 with eight homers, 56 RBI, 49 runs and a .692 OPS in 489 at-bats this season. He's been dealing with a bruised left rotator cuff for most of the year.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MILHot8/24/2014 6:14:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez has batted .416 with 10 RBI in August and he's now hitting .303 on the year.
Insight: Ramirez went 3-for-4 with one RBI Sunday against Pittsburgh. The 36-year-old has a career .880 OPS after the All-Star break, compared to .812 before it.
Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN 8/24/2014 5:01:00 PM
Description: Reds third baseman Todd Frazier went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs Friday against the Braves.
Insight: Frazier has been playing through a sore back for the past two weeks and he's hit .248 with three homers and 15 RBI since the All-Star break.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, OAKCold8/24/2014 11:28:00 AM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson is just 1-for-11against Angels right-hander Jered Weaver.
Insight: Donaldson couldn't have picked a worse time to go cold, batting just .154 (2-for-13) over the past four games as the A's battle the Angels for the division lead. Sit him on Sunday.
David Wright, 3B, NYM8/24/2014 11:24:00 AM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright is a career .765 hitter (13-for-17) with three home runs and a 2.235 OPS versus Dodgers starter Kevin Correia.
Insight: Wright has been battling a sore shoulder and will not be healthy anytime soon, but this matchup may make him feel better for at least one day. He's batting just .265 this season with eight homers and 56 RBI.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX8/24/2014 11:13:00 AM
Description: Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is a career .133 hitter (4-for-30) against Royals starter Jason Vargas.
Insight: Add in Vargas has been pitching "lights out" and Beltre will have his work cut out for him. Beltre has a .323 average, 17 homers, 65 RBI, 64 runs and an .879 OPS, but he isn't likely to reach the 30-HR plateau that we have come to expect.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT8/23/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Pedro Alvarez belted two opposite field home runs against the Brewers on Saturday.
Insight: Alvarez proved to everyone on Saturday why the Pirates will try and get him at-bats at third base. He hit a three-run bomb in the fourth inning to put Pittsburgh ahead for good and added insurance with a solo shot the next inning. It's a great sign for Alvarez, but seeing as he had the same amount of home runs in this game as in July, we are going to hold back our excitement for now. If Saturday says anything though, it says this guy can erupt at any time.
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL8/23/2014 3:29:00 PM
Description: Orioles third baseman Manny Machado said he opted to have season-ending knee surgery because there were no signs his knee was improving according to Rich Dubroff of Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic.
Insight: Machado has plenty of history with knee injuries and he will miss the end of the season for a second straight year. The third baseman sprained a ligament in his right knee on Aug. 11. He underwent surgery on his other knee last October and missed all of April this season.
Nolan Arenado, 3B, COLHot8/23/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado had his second four-hit game in the past five games Friday night.
Insight: Arenado has batted .358 with 10 doubles, a triple, seven homers, 19 RBI, 22 runs, 14 walks and a 1.104 OPS in his last 28 games. The 23-year-old is now hitting .306 with 30 doubles, two triples, 13 homers, 50 RBI, 52 runs and an .862 OPS in 350 at-bats this season and is turning into one of the league's brightest young stars.
Trevor Plouffe, 3B, MIN8/23/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Minnesota third baseman Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-6 with a double, a homer, three RBI and four runs Friday against the Tigers.
Insight: Plouffe has driven in a career-high 63 runs in 420 at-bats this season and he's tied for second in the AL with 34 doubles, but he's only hitting .245 with 10 homers and a .719 OPS.
Josh Harrison, 3B, PITHot8/23/2014 9:41:00 AM
Description: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer and five RBI Friday at Milwaukee.
Insight: Harrison has been unbelievably good since the All-Star break, batting .328 with 12 doubles, two triples, six homers, 15 RBI, 25 runs, eight steals and a .946 OPS.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TAM8/22/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer and three RBI Friday at Toronto.
Insight: Longoria has just 38 extra-base hits (16 HR) in 560 plate appearances this season, an extra-base hit rate of 6.8 percent. In his first six seasons, Longoria had an extra-base hit in 10.9 percent of his plate appearances. He's hitting .254 with a .725 OPS.
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL8/22/2014 6:52:00 PM
Description: According to Yahoo's Tim Brown, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is expected to undergo surgery on his knee within a week.
Insight: Machado sprained a ligament in his right knee on Aug. 11. He underwent surgery on his other knee last October and missed all of April this season.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PITCold8/22/2014 3:46:00 PM
Description: Pedro Alvarez is a career 2-for-29 (.069) hitter with a double against Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: Alvarez made his debut at first base on Monday and MLB.com reported he would not play third base again this season unless it was an emergency. He is now stuck in a timeshare at first base with Ike Davis and Gaby Sanchez, so there is a good chance even without the history Alvarez has against Gallardo that Alvarez will not be in the lineup on Friday. Either way, it would be wise not to put him in your lineup. Update: Alvarez is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL8/22/2014 2:44:00 PM
Description: Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Friday there is no timetable for when third baseman Manny Machado will return to baseball action according to MLB.com Orioles reporter Brittany Ghiroli.
Insight: Showalter added he should know more about Machado's return on Saturday, but all signs point to the third baseman being out past August 27, which is his first day he could return from the DL. Machado has been out since August 12 with a sprained right knee.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL8/22/2014 11:24:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is a career .182 hitter against Pirates starter Jeff Locke.
Insight: Ramirez, however, hits pretty well against his former team with a .290 average, 31 home runs and 113 RBI in his career against the Pirates. He is hitting .297 with 13 home runs, 57 RBI this season.
Chris Johnson, 3B, ATL8/22/2014 11:09:00 AM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson is a 7-for-17 (.412) career hitter against Reds starter Mat Latos.
Insight: Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman also hit over .400 in their careers against Latos, so it could be a high scoring night for Atlanta. Jason Heyward also has a career average of .400 (4-for-10) against Latos. Any of them would be great starts. Johnson is hitting .274 with nine home runs and 53 RBI this season.
David Wright, 3B, NYMCold8/22/2014 10:33:00 AM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright is a career .333 (7-for-21) hitter with two doubles, two home runs and six RBI against Dodgers starter Dan Haren.
Insight: Wright has been battling a sore shoulder and will not be healthy anytime soon. Whether that has had an impact or not on Wright's swing is unclear, but he has one hit in his last five games.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS8/21/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Angels.
Insight: Middlebrooks is still being bothered by tightness in his right hamstring. He left Tuesday's game looking uncomfortable after beating out a single. He's considered day-to-day.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS8/21/2014 3:26:00 PM
Description: Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman did some light throwing on Thursday afternoon according to James Wagner of the Washington Post.
Insight: Zimmerman is recovering from a Grade 3 hamstring strain and has been on the disabled list since July 23. Although throwing is a nice step, he is still three to four weeks away from returning to the streaking Nationals.
Zelous Wheeler, 3B, NYY8/21/2014 11:06:00 AM
Description: Just recalled Zelous Wheeler will get a start at DH Thursday. He'll bat ninth.
Insight: Beltran's elbow continues to give him problems and will miss another game. Wheeler batted .267 with two home runs in a 30 at-bat "tryout" in July.
Anthony Rendon, 3B, WAS8/21/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Washington third baseman Anthony Rendon is a career 5-for-6 against Diamondbacks starter Wade Miley.
Insight: Rendon was originally given Wednesday off, but came in to pinch hit and won the game in the bottom of the ninth with a single. He's been a solid fantasy option all season batting .276 with 16 HR, 67 RBI, 88 runs and 12 steals.
Casey McGehee, 3B, MIACold8/20/2014 8:20:00 PM
Description: Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee has gone 0-for-16 in his last four games.
Insight: McGehee's average is down to .294, its lowest point since June 4. He's driven in one run over 61 at-bats in August.
Anthony Rendon, 3B, WAS8/20/2014 4:03:00 PM
Description: Washington third baseman Anthony Rendon is getting the night off Wednesday.
Insight: Rendon has started every game since he sat out three in a row with a hand injury from June 7-9.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, OAK 8/20/2014 2:23:00 PM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson is out of the lineup Wednesday, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: It's his first day out of the lineup since July 3. He's gone 2-for-18 (.111) with nine strikeouts in his last five games, so he could use the rest. The A's want him at full strength for this weekend's crucial series against the Angels.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SFG8/20/2014 12:30:00 PM
Description: Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is a career .533 hitter against Cubs starter Edwin Jackson.
Insight: Sandoval is 8-for-15 with two doubles and a homer against Jackson. The switch-hitter is also batting .321 with an .841 OPS against righties this season and just .195 with a .573 OPS against lefties. Make sure he's in your lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.
Kyle Seager, 3B, SEACold8/19/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager went 1-for-5 with a solo homer Tuesday at Philadelphia.
Insight: Seager also struck out three times. He's gone 15-for-61 (.246) with three homers in August.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PITCold8/19/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Pedro Alvarez is not expected to see any more action at third base this season, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Alvarez made his debut at first base Monday and was out of the lineup Tuesday. He can no longer play third base due to frequent defensive lapses and is now in a platoon with Ike Davis and Gaby Sanchez. "Everybody is going to have to get some at-bats," manager Clint Hurdle said. "There's a certain method I have in mind. We're not going to quit on anybody. Pedro has shown us a bat that can get white-hot. It hasn't this year." Josh Harrison is the new everyday third baseman.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS8/19/2014 9:34:00 PM
Description: Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks left Tuesday's game with an apparent injury, according to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. UPDATE: Middlebrooks has right hamstring tightness.
Insight: Middlebrooks looked uncomfortable after beating out a single and exited the game after being checked by the trainer. He's gone 8-for-46 (.174) with two RBI since he returned from the disabled list.
Kris Bryant, 3B, CHC8/19/2014 4:42:00 PM
Description: Cubs minor league third baseman Kris Bryant doubled and walked in his return to the lineup at Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday.
Insight: Bryant only missed a few days due to a left big toe injury. The 22-year-old is having a monster year in Iowa with 40 home runs and 103 RBI in 126 games at Triple-A. It would be a surprise if he is not making his major league debut early next year.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PITCold8/19/2014 3:36:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: He can't play third base anymore due to defensive lapses which only leaves him a shared situation at first base. Ike Davis gets the start Tuesday.
Brandon Laird, 3B, HOU8/19/2014 2:53:00 PM
Description: Nationals minor league third baseman Brandon Laird has been hitting the ball well this year with Triple-A Syracuse. He is batting .310 with 15 home runs and 77 RBI.
Insight: Brother of Gerald Laird, he played 25 games in big leagues this year, but Laird is in the Nationals minor league system. Even with Ryan Zimmerman is out, Anthony Rendon moved to third base, so Laird has yet to play in Washington.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PITCold8/18/2014 4:56:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez will start Monday night's game at first base.
Insight: After his "throw" to the plate Sunday, he should be banned from playing the hot corner. At least he started to hit over the weekend, going 4-for-11, but he hasn't homered since July 11.
Todd Frazier, 3B, CINCold8/18/2014 4:18:00 PM
Description: A sore lower back has kept Todd Frazier out of the Reds lineup since Thursday, but he'll return for Monday night's game with St. Louis
Insight: He's batted just .240 with one homer, 11 RBI and a .584 OPS over 100 at-bats since the All-Star break after hitting .290 with 19 homers, 53 RBI and an .853 OPS prior to the break.
David Wright, 3B, NYM8/18/2014 11:56:00 AM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright will return to the starting lineup on Monday afternoon against Chicago. Wright left Saturday's game after a pitch drilled him in his sore left shoulder. He did not play on Sunday. The third baseman has been dealing with rotator cuff soreness most of the season.
Insight: The sore shoulder has appeared to put a damper on Wright's 2014 campaign as he has posted a career worst .711 OPS. His .380 slugging percentage is over 100 points lower than his career average. Wright will not be healthy at least until the start of the 2015 season.
Conor Gillaspie, 3B, CWS8/17/2014 7:06:00 PM
Description: Chicago third baseman Conor Gillaspie has quietly put together a very good season and fantasy ought to be paying more attention to his efforts.
Insight: Gillaspie went 1-for-4 with a grand slam to raise his RBI total to 46. He's batting .311 with 46 runs scored in 97 games.


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