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Profar has been an impressive utility man for the Rangers this season but is taking a spot on the bench on Thursday as the regular starters are all on the field. Mitch Moreland, Rougned Odor, Elvis Andrus, and Adrian Beltre will make up the infield from first to third. He should find his way back into the lineup in the next day or so.
Sano is getting the day off on Thursday as Eduardo Escobar will play third and bat seventh in his place. It is an odd day off though as he is hitting .400 (2-for-5) against Ubaldo Jimenez, the starter for Baltimore. He should be back in the lineup on Friday.
After pitching on the ninth and 10th of April and the outings not going well, he was designated for assignment. Since then however, he has pitched incredibly well at Triple-A and has earned his way back on the roster. He will deal in a middle relief role for the Braves and try and fix his 27.00 ERA.
Reimold has only played a part-time role in the Baltimore outfield this season and will find himself back on the bench to start Thursday's game. Hyun-Soo Kim, Adam Jones, and Mark Trumbo will make up the starting outfield from left to right against the Twins.
After starting the previous three games, Wieters will rest on Thursday as Caleb Joseph will start behind the dish. Wieters has not been good during July, batting .137 with no home runs and just one RBI.
With a tough lefty in Chris Sale on the mound for the White Sox, their crosstown rivals have elected to sit Heyward. Heyward isn't hitting well against lefties or righties but has has a slightly better average against RHP. Matt Szczur will start in left field and bat eighth while Ben Zobrist shifts over to right field.
Where Hudson is going to go is unknown, but it is said to be close. After an excellent 2015 campaign for the Diamondbacks, Hudson has regressed mightily in '16. His ERA has ballooned to 6.08 as he's allowed 12 earned runs in just 6.1 July innings.
As Grichuk has begun to slump over his last seven days, the Cardinals will give him a day off with Jeremy Hazelbaker starting in center field. Grichuk has been better since being called up hitting .276 during the month of July but like we previously mentioned, he's been bad over the last seven days hitting just .125.
Long should be considered day-to-day going forward with a strained calf. Camp just opened up on Thursday for most teams so he'll have time to rest and get back to practice before any game action takes place.
The 29-year old Urrutia had spent his entire 2016 campaign at Triple-A before being placed on waivers. He hit just .245 with Norfolk, hitting no home runs and just six extra-base hits total. He'll likely make it back to Triple-A at some point this season but won't ever get the call to the bigs.