Domonic Brown is not in the Phillies' starting lineup on Friday.
Brown will take a seat in favor of Grady Sizemore, something we saw just before the break as well. Given the fact that Brown has produced in exactly one month out of the past year and a half, fantasy owners shouldn't be too surprised to see him on the short-end of the stick here for playing time. The Phillies don't want to give up on him, but for the sake of getting back into the playoff race or showcasing talent for potential trades, Brown will take a seat more often than not. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Welington Castillo went 2-for-4 with a double and a run against Houston on Sunday.
Castillo benefitted greatly from Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s recent injury as Castillo played a large majority of the games behind the plate in Salty’s absence. And he played well as his wOBA since the All-Star break is over .450. But he struck out in almost 40 percent of his plate appearances and rode a .400 BABIP to most of his success. With Salty back now and regression likely for Castillo, don’t count on as much from him going forward. Analysis: Brett Talley
The Indians are weighing the possibility to placing Jason Kipnis (shoulder) on the disabled list.
Kipnis DH'ed on Friday and Saturday nights before sitting out on Sunday, so apparently this shoulder injury has been an isue for a few days now. Kipnis has ridden a .375 BABIP to an excellent .326 batting average this season. He has been hitting line drives at an incredibly high rate, but counting on a super-high line drive rate to continue is foolhardy, so Kipnis could be in line for some regression in that department if this injury doesn't knock him out for the rest of the year. Analysis: Brett Talley