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Alex Bregman (R) Headshot

Bregman is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Athletics, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

With a .303/.410/.515 line over the Astros' past nine games, Bregman seems to be heating up after a sluggish start to the season, but he'll get a breather Wednesday. Marwin Gonzalez slots in at third base, batting seventh in the order.
6:22 pm (EST)
Aledmys Diaz (R) Headshot

Diaz was sent down by the Cardinals on Wednesday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

Diaz started the past 13 games before hitting the bench for Tuesday's contest. After another day out of the lineup for Wednesday's contest, the team announced that Diaz would be optioned to Triple-A Memphis with Alex Mejia taking his place on the big-league team. Thus far in 2017, Diaz is hitting .260/.293/.396 with seven home runs and 20 RBI. Even though he has been struggling, this move comes as a surprise, but the 26-year-old will likely be back with the team in the near future after getting reps at Memphis.
6:22 pm (EST)
Brad Boxberger (R) Headshot

Boxberger (back) could be activated from the disabled list as early as Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Boxberger came through his last rehab appearance with no issues, and as long as there is no lingering soreness come Thursday, it sounds like the 29-year-old could rejoin the Rays' bullpen for their series finale with the Pirates.
6:18 pm (EST)
Austin Romine (R) Headshot

Romine will start at first base and bat sixth Wednesday against the White Sox, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

Romine might not be in store for an everyday role with Matt Holliday (illness) hitting the disabled list Wednesday, but he'll certainly benefit from all of Holliday, Starlin Castro (hamstring) and Aaron Hicks (oblique) sustaining injuries within the last week. He'll draw his third consecutive start Wednesday and projects to see time at either catcher, first base or DH until the Yankees regain some health.
6:15 pm (EST)
Mo Williams Headshot

Williams is working towards an NBA return after missing the 2016-17 season as a result of knee surgery, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.

Williams last played for the Cavaliers during the 2015-16 season, where he averaged 8.2 points and 2.4 assists across 18.2 minutes per game while shooting 43.7 percent from the field and 35.3 percent from beyond the arc. While Williams' presence as a veteran could help out a number of teams, his statistics over the past few seasons have been far from eye-popping.
6:14 pm (EST)
Austin Barnes (R) Headshot

Barnes spelled Yasmani Grandal behind the dish Tuesday, going 0-for-3 in a win over the Angels.

While Barnes didn't contribute to the box score, he has been effective in a backup role this season (.278/.398/.478 in 40 games). The veteran backstop only receives a start or two per week, but he could gain deep-league value in the event Grandal goes down to injury.
6:11 pm (EST)
Tyler Austin (R) Headshot

Austin (hamstring) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

Austin was limited to DH duty Tuesday while contending with a sore right hamstring, but though the injury doesn't sound serious, his absence from the lineup against a lefty starter (Carlos Rodon) suggests he's not quite 100 percent healthy. The newly recalled Miguel Andujar will slot in as the DH on Wednesday in his major-league debut.
6:11 pm (EST)
Ronald Torreyes (R) Headshot

Torreyes will start at second base and bat ninth Wednesday against the White Sox, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

The placements of Starlin Castro (hamstring) and Matt Holliday (illness) on the disabled list over the last few days are expected to provide Torreyes with some staying power in the lineup after he had previously been deployed in a utility role off the bench. Torreyes' versatility will allow him to pick up his eighth straight start Wednesday, and should help him gain some notice in deeper and AL-only leagues where he's available. The 24-year-old is slashing .279/.303/.368 and has collected 17 RBI and 15 runs in 143 plate appearances this season.
6:08 pm (EST)
Eric Young Jr. (B) Headshot

Young is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers.

Despite collecting a pair of hits in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers, Young will head to the bench for the third time over the last six contests. The 32-year-old has held his own as the Angels' primary left fielder this month, and he should continue to see regular at-bats until Mike Trout (thumb) returns from the DL.
6:07 pm (EST)
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