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Kris Bryant homered twice in four at-bats for Triple-A Iowa Sunday, and followed that up by going 1-for-2 with a solo-home run and two walks in Monday's afternoon game.

Bryant made his Triple-A PCL debut last Thursday and, already five games into his Triple-A career the Cubs top third base prospect already has four home runs. This should come as no surprise as Bryant still leads the Southern League (Double-A) in home runs even though he has not played there in almost a week. Not to mention he also won that leagues All-Star Home Run Derby before getting his call-up to the Iowa Cubs where, regardless of how well he hits, will likely remain there for the duration of the season as the team has no reason to rush him. He could force his way up with a strong showing, but it looks like he's a September call-up at best now.ANALYST: Michael Pichan

Astros will not have a diagnosis on George Springer (head) until he meets with doctors later this afternoon.

Springer is obviously out of Wednesday's starting lineup after crashing into the right-field wall Tuesday night. The young slugger will be tested for a concussion and possibly head to the 7-day DL afterward. Expect Robbie Grossman to see plenty of at-bats in Springer's absence.  Analysis: Nate Miller

Anthony Gose is not in the Tigers starting lineup Wednesday.

Gose will give way to Rajai Davis in center field Wednesday night, as the Tigers' will go up against White Sox' lefty Chris Sale. Davis will bat leadoff.  Analysis: Nate Miller

Tyler Flowers (illness) is back in the White Sox starting lineup on Wednesday.

Flowers has apparently recovered from the recent illness that kept him out of the White Sox' starting lineup for four days. He will bat eighth against Tigers' righty Alfredo Simon. Analysis: Nate Miller

Royals have called up catcher Francisco Pena from Triple-A Omaha.

With Erik Kratz now on the disabled list due to a foot injury, Pena will now take on the role of backup catcher to Salvador Perez. Analysis: Nate Miller

Royals have placed catcher Erik Kratz on the 15 day disabled list due to a foot injury.

Kratz apparently injured his foot during a pinch-hit appearance Sunday afternoon. Francisco Pena will take his spot as the backup to Salvador Perez. Analysis: Nate Miller

Chris Ianetta is not in the Angels' starting lineup on Wednesday.

After going 2-for-4 with a homer, it appears that rookie Carlos Perez has earned himself another start behind the plate over Ianetta. This could be the start of a trend if Perez continues to swing the bat well. Analysis: Nate Miller

Jordan Schafer is not in the Twins' starting lineup on Wednesday.

As is usually the case when the Twins' go up against a left-handed starter, Schafer will give way to Shane Robinson in center field Wednesday night. Scott Kazmir will start for the Athletics on Wednesday. Analysis: Nate Miller

Indians will add LHP Bruce Chen to the roster on Saturday to start vs. Twins.

Chen has pitched very well over five starts for Triple-A Columbus this season, posting a 1.74 ERA, 0.71 WHIP and 23-to-3 K/BB ratio across 31 innings. The 37-year-old lefty has not appeared in the big-leagues since August 28th of last year. Analysis: Nate Miller

Zack Cozart's finger is apparently good enough to play, but it's his wrist that is keeping him out of the lineup Wednesday.

Cozart says that he is feeling better and hopes to return to the Reds' lineup soon. It does not seem that the shortstop will be out much longer. Analysis: Nate Miller

Brett Gardner is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Wednesday with a stiff neck.

Gardner will take a seat in favor of Chris Young as the Yankees' go up against Blue Jays' lefty Mark Buehrle. It appears to be just a routine day off for Gardner, but he has hit Buehrle very well (12-for-32) in their previous matchups.  Analysis: Nate Miller

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