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  • Astros' Jon Singleton: Sitting vs. southpaw

    Singleton is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Athletics.

    With the Athletics sending out left-hander JP Sears for Saturday's contest, Singleton will begin the game in the dugout while the righty-hitting Mauricio Dubon draws the start at first base. Over his last 10 games, Singleton has gone 8-for-34 with five runs, one home run and four RBI.

  • Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero: On base three times Friday

    Guerrero went 2-for-3 with a walk and a double in Friday's loss to the Tigers.

    It marks the fourth time in the last seven games that Guerrero has banged out multiple hits. The first baseman has put a sluggish start to the season behind him, and over the last month he's slashing .382/.455/.517 in 23 games with two homers, a steal, 13 runs and 14 RBI.

  • Tigers' Spencer Torkelson: Resting Saturday

    Torkelson isn't in the Tigers' lineup for Saturday's game against Toronto, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Torkelson will get a day to clear his head after going 0-for-16 across his last five contests. Mark Canha will cover first base for the Tigers on Saturday, moving Colt Keith into the DH spot while Zach McKinstry starts at second.

  • Dominic Smith 1B | BOS

    Red Sox's Dominic Smith: Swats first homer of 2024

    Smith went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a second run scored in Friday's 7-2 loss to the Brewers.

    He took Bryse Wilson deep in the sixth inning for his first long ball of the year. Smith has taken over a starting role while Garrett Cooper deals with a slump and a sore shoulder, and Smith has responded by batting .281 (9-for-32) over his last 10 games with two doubles and eight RBI.

  • Triston Casas 1B | BOS

    Red Sox's Triston Casas: Taking grounders

    Casas (ribs) took grounders at first base Friday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

    Casas began throwing during Boston's previous homestand and has also been running and lifting. The next step for Casas will be swinging a bat, which requires rotation and puts more stress on the ribs and torso. No target date has been set for that yet.

  • Josh Naylor 1B | CLE

    Guardians' Josh Naylor: Smacks 13th homer

    Naylor went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday's 10-4 win over the Angels.

    Naylor entered Friday having gone 2-for-21 (.095) with five strikeouts over his last six contests. He snapped his power drought with a fourth-inning blast off Angels starter Patrick Sandoval. Naylor was one of the Guardians' most consistent hitters in April, but he's tailed off in May. He's slashing .247/.337/.517 with 13 homers, 35 RBI, 27 runs scored and three stolen bases over 202 plate appearances overall. Naylor occupies a spot in the heart of the lineup, giving him a solid floor for run production even when he's scuffling.

  • J.D. Davis 1B | OAK

    Athletics' J.D. Davis: Racks up three hits in loss

    Davis went 3-for-4 in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Astros.

    Davis has gone 7-for-16 with three RBI over his last four games, though that followed a rough 1-for-17 stretch over seven contests. The 31-year-old is slashing .229/.270/.381 with four home runs, five RBI and 11 runs scored over 31 games this season. Davis should continue to see steady playing time versus southpaws, but the Athletics' outfield has gotten even more crowded by the activation of Miguel Andujar (knee) and the promotion of Daz Cameron, and that could spill over into the designated hitter spot.

  • Garrett Cooper 1B | BOS

    Red Sox's Garrett Cooper: Pinch hits Friday

    Cooper (shoulder) entered Friday's game against the Brewers as a pinch hitter and went 0-for-1 in a 7-2 loss.

    Cooper was a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup due to right shoulder soreness, but after a day off Thursday, he was feeling well enough to pinch hit for Dominic Smith in the eighth inning and cover first base during the ninth. Cooper is slashing .214/.283/.310 across 46 plate appearances since joining the Red Sox, and his appearance in Friday's contest could signal a return to Boston's lineup within the next couple of games.

  • Andrew Vaughn 1B | CHW

    White Sox's Andrew Vaughn: Goes deep in loss

    Vaughn went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk in Friday's loss to Baltimore.

    Vaughn knocked an RBI double and came around to score in the fifth inning before belting a game-tying solo shot in the seventh. It was the first time he'd left the yard since his two-homer performance May 14. He has just four home runs with a .587 OPS through 200 plate appearances this season.

  • Athletics' Tyler Soderstrom: Sitting for third straight game

    Soderstrom isn't in the Athletics' lineup for Friday's game against the Astros.

    Friday will mark the third straight game Soderstrom has been left out of Oakland's starting lineup, though he has entered as a pinch hitter in each of the last two contests. J.D. Davis will get the nod at first base once again while Soderstrom sits.

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