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  • Nate Lowe 1B | TEX

    Rangers' Nathaniel Lowe: Returns from IL

    The Rangers reinstated Lowe (oblique) from the 10-day injured list Saturday.

    The Rangers have been without Lowe all season after he suffered a right oblique strain during spring training. He played six games with Triple-A Round Rock during his rehab assignment and went just 3-for-20 with a homer and four RBI, though he capped off his time in the minors with a 2-for-4 performance Thursday. The 28-year-old will slide back into his usual role as Texas' everyday first baseman and figures to provide a solid boost to the Rangers' lineup. Jared Walsh was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

  • Carlos Santana 1B | MIN

    Twins' Carlos Santana: Not starting Saturday

    Santana isn't in the Twins' lineup for Saturday's game against the Tigers, Evan Woodbery of reports.

    Santana has now sat out three of Minnesota's last four games after slashing .125/.210/.143 across his first 15 games. His absence Saturday will move Alex Kirilloff to first base while Austin Martin, Byron Buxton and Trevor Larnach start across the outfield.

  • Triston Casas 1B | BOS

    Red Sox's Triston Casas: Swats sixth homer

    Casas went 1-for-4 with a walk and solo home run in Friday's 8-1 win over the Pirates.

    Casas belted a homer in the first inning, his fifth long ball in the last 10 games. The 24-year-old first baseman leads Boston with 10 RBI and is second with six home runs.

  • Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino: Belts fourth homer

    Pasquantino went 1-for-3 with a home run and scored three times during Friday's win over the Orioles.

    Pasquantino's fourth-inning shot put the Royals ahead 1-0, and he drew a walk in the sixth to help spark a five-run inning that would keep Kansas City in front for the remainder of the game. The 26-year-old first baseman is slashing an incredible .481/.559/1.111 with four homers and 11 RBI during his seven-game hitting streak.

  • Josh Naylor 1B | CLE

    Guardians' Josh Naylor: Hits fifth home run

    Naylor went 1-for-4 with a solo home run en route to a 10-2 win against the Athletics on Friday.

    Naylor's eighth-inning blast hardly had any impact on the outcome of the game, but it pushed his hitting streak to seven games and represents his fourth long ball across his last nine contests. The 26-year-old first baseman is now slashing .319/.395/.594 across 69 plate appearances on the year.

  • Jared Walsh 1B | TEX

    Rangers' Jared Walsh: Out against lefty

    Walsh is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against Atlanta.

    Walsh will sit for a third consecutive contest, as Atlanta will start left-hander Chris Sale on Friday. The righty-hitting Ezequiel Duran will start at first base and bat sixth in the lineup.

  • Nolan Schanuel 1B | LAA

    Angels' Nolan Schanuel: Out of Friday's lineup

    Schanuel is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Reds, Rhett Bollinger of reports.

    Schanuel went 4-for-7 over the previous two games, doubling his hit total from his first 14 contests of the season, but he will take a seat for Friday's series opener in Cincinnati. Miguel Sano will man first base while Brandon Drury (hamstring) returns to the lineup as the designated hitter.

  • Nate Lowe 1B | TEX

    Rangers' Nathaniel Lowe: May not return this weekend

    Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday that Lowe will need "about 30 [at-bats], could be more" during his minor-league rehab assignment before returning from the 10-day injured list, Shawn McFarland of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    After kicking off his rehab assignment at Double-A Frisco last Friday, Lowe looked as though he could be ready to rejoin the Rangers by the weekend. However, Bochy's comments suggest that the Rangers are planning for Lowe to have a more extended stay in the minors to get his timing back at the plate before reinstalling him as their everyday first baseman. Lowe has since shifted his assignment to Triple-A Round Rock and has gotten in 16 at-bats over five total minor-league games, recording just one hit (a home run) while drawing two walks. If Bochy sticks to his estimate of Lowe needing about 30 at-bats before being activated, the 28-year-old seems poised to remain with Round Rock through the weekend before rejoining the Rangers for the start of their homestand next Tuesday.

  • Jared Walsh 1B | TEX

    Rangers' Jared Walsh: Sitting against righty

    Walsh is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Tigers.

    The lefty-hitting Walsh will close out the series in Detroit with two consecutive absences from the lineup, though Thursday's is more noteworthy since the Tigers are bringing a right-hander (Kenta Maeda) to the hill. Walsh has been operating in a strong-side platoon role at first base all season, but he's mustered an underwhelming .638 OPS through 60 plate appearances and looks at risk of losing work to Ezequiel Duran.

  • Jared Walsh 1B | TEX

    Rangers' Jared Walsh: Out against southpaw

    Walsh is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game in Detroit.

    Left-hander Tarik Skubal is the Tigers' starting pitcher Wednesday, so the lefty-hitting Walsh will begin Wednesday's game on the bench. Ezequiel Duran will play first base.

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