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  • Royals' Nelson Velazquez: Takes seat Tuesday

    Velazquez is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Velazquez is 2-for-21 in his past seven games and will head to the bench for the second time in Kansas City's past three contests. Adam Frazier is batting sixth as the designated hitter Tuesday.

  • Red Sox's Masataka Yoshida: Not starting Tuesday

    Yoshida is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game at Cleveland, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Yoshida sat Sunday against a left-handed starter and is on the bench again Tuesday with righty Ben Lively on the mound for the Guardians. Tyler O'Neill (concussion) is back from the injured list and starting at designated hitter.

  • Orioles' Heston Kjerstad: Promotion made official

    The Orioles recalled Kjerstad from Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday.

    Kjerstad had gotten off to an unbelievable start at Norfolk this season, slashing .349/.431/.744 with 10 home runs over 21 contests. It could be tricky finding consistent playing time for Kjerstad given the Orioles' bevy of options, but the left-handed batter will certainly be in the mix for starts between designated hitter, the corner outfield spots and first base against right-handed pitching.

  • Orioles' Heston Kjerstad: Set for Tuesday promotion

    Kjerstad is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday, Jacob Calvin Meyer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

    Kjerstad could have difficulty seeing consistent playing time on a talented Baltimore roster, but he figures to get chances in the DH slot as well as in the corner outfield spots when his name is listed on the lineup card. Kjerstad has been mashing with the Tides, slashing .349/.431/.744 with 10 home runs, 30 RBI, one stolen base and 25 runs in 86 at-bats.

  • Gavin Sheets DH | CHW

    White Sox's Gavin Sheets: Tossed in eighth inning

    Sheets was ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the top half of the eighth inning Monday against the Twins, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Sheets was unhappy with a called strike three and let the umpire know about it before exiting for the clubhouse. The 28-year-old went 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts prior to getting ejected.

  • Jair Camargo DH | MIN

    Twins' Jair Camargo: Sent back to minors

    The Twins optioned Camargo to Triple-A St. Paul on Monday.

    Camargo operated as the Twins' third catcher for a bit, which enabled Ryan Jeffers to see more work as a designated hitter. However, with Max Kepler (knee) returning from the 10-day injured list Monday, Camargo was deemed an expendable piece and will now head back to Triple-A to play regularly.

  • Eloy Jimenez DH | CHW

    White Sox's Eloy Jimenez: Tallies first homer

    Jimenez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Sunday against the Phillies.

    Jimenez tallied his first RBI of the season Saturday and then proceeded to smack his first home run of the campaign in the opening frame of Sunday's contest. He has been sidelined for much of the season by an adductor injury but is showing signs of getting on track at the plate for the first time.

  • Brent Rooker DH | OAK

    Athletics' Brent Rooker: Goes yard again

    Rooker went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Guardians.

    Rooker homered for the second time in three games since returning from the 10-day IL due to a rib injury. He's swatted four home runs this season -- each coming in his last six games. On the year, Rooker is slashing .205/.244/.538 with a 51.2 percent strikeout rate.

  • Mitch Garver DH | SEA

    Mariners' Mitch Garver: On bench for Game 2

    Garver is not in the starting lineup for Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader in Colorado.

    Garver will take a seat after he went 0-for-4 with two punchouts in the team's 2-1 extra-inning Game 1 loss Sunday. Cal Raleigh will slot in at designated hitter while Seby Zavala enters the lineup at catcher and bats ninth in the nightcap.

  • Mitch Garver DH | SEA

    Mariners' Mitch Garver: On base thrice in win

    Garver went 1-for-3 with two walks and a run in a win over the Rockies on Saturday.

    Garver's three trips on the basepaths helped pushed his on-base percentage over the .300 mark (.308), a number that particularly stands out when considering it sits between a .170 average and .283 slugging percentage on his slash line. The veteran has managed to reach safely in seven straight games, however, and when his .222 BABIP eventually normalizes some, the other two figures should see some appreciable boosts.

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