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Cubs CF Dexter Fowler is back in the lineup after missing Monday's game against the Dodgers with a heel injury.

When the heel issue was announced on Monday he was also listed as day-to-day. That appears to be the case as he is back in the lineup the very next day and is hitting in the leadoff spot. He has been one of the best hitters in baseball this season and with him setting the table, the heart of the lineup all performs better.
7 minutes ago

Brett Gardner is not in the Yankees lineup on Tuesday.

Gardner has been slumping of late and was in fact pulled for a pinch-hitter late in Monday's loss to the Blue Jays, though it more likely had to do with the left handed reliever on the mound in Aaron Loup. J.A. Happ is starting for Toronto on Tuesday so hence Gardner on the bench. Aaron Hicks is in left field on Tuesday with Rob Refsnyder with right and Carlos Beltran hitting DH.
10 minutes ago

Jackie Bradley Jr. has been placed on paternity leave.

He was listed as out of the lineup earlier on Tuesday but it was originally thought to just be a day off, quite the contrary as he and his wife welcome a child into the family. Bradley is fresh off a 29-game hit streak and has remained hot since breaking the streak but will now get a couple of days off before rejoining the team later in the week. Rusney Castillo has gotten the call-up to fill his roster for the next few days but will then be sent back down to Triple-A Pawtucket.
16 minutes ago

Rusney Castillo has been recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Castillo will be up with the big league club for a couple of days to fill Jackie Bradley's roster spot as he goes on Paternity leave. He likely will see just one or two starts and isn't worth a play in any format as it will simply be a cup of coffee and hasn't proven his mettle at the MLB level yet.
17 minutes ago

James Loney is batting sixth in his Mets debut on Tuesday.

Loney was acquired from the Padres earlier in May to help replace the void left by Lucas Duda being placed on the disabled list. Loney was hitting well at Triple-A El Paso before the trade and was a high average and on base bat for the Rays for the past two seasons though didn't bring a lot of power, just 13 homers combined in 2014 and 2015. He will fill a platoon role, getting playing time against right handed pitching with either Wilmer Flores or Ty Kelly getting the other side of the split. If you need batting average, that's what he brings but not much else.
19 minutes ago

Marlins designate RHP Edwin Jackson for assignment.

A spot needs to be made for Mike Dunn to rejoin the bullpen and Jackson is the one that gets moved. He has struggled quite a bit this season with an ERA near six and a 1.78 WHIP. If he clears waivers, he will likely be outrighted to Triple-A to work things out.
23 minutes ago

Bryce Harper is not in the Nationals starting lineup Tuesday.

Harper was hit by a pitch in the right knee during Monday's game and wound up being removed from the game after his turn running the bases was done. Chris Heisey came in to play right field for him and now Jayson Werth will play right field on Tuesday with Clint Robinson in left. Harper is listed as day-to-day and he may just miss a couple of games due to the knee contusion.
23 minutes ago

Giancarlo Stanton is not in the Marlins starting lineup Tuesday.

Tuesday makes seven straight missed starts for the slugging right fielder for Miami as he continues to deal with soreness in his right side. Miami keeps indicating that a DL stint won't be necessary but at this point he is just eating a roster spot and not playing. Ichiro Suzuki will once again draw the start in right field and hit leadoff.
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