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  • J.P. Crawford SS | SEA

    Mariners' J.P. Crawford: In-game replacement in IL return

    Crawford (oblique), activated from the injured list earlier in the day, entered Monday's win over the Yankees as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning and remained in the game at shortstop, going 0-for-2.

    Crawford struck out swinging in his pinch-hit appearance and subsequently flied out to center to close out the ninth. The veteran shortstop was logging his first game action since April 23, and given his in-game appearance and ability to play defense Monday, he's a likely candidate to return to the starting nine Tuesday.

  • Bo Bichette SS | TOR

    Blue Jays' Bo Bichette: Hammers out four hits Monday

    Bichette went 4-for-4 with three doubles, a run scored and an RBI in Monday's win over the White Sox.

    Batting cleanup against righty Erick Fedde, Bichette scorched the ball all afternoon, and his final two doubles left his bat with exit velocities of 110.4 mph and 105.8 mph. After a tough start to 2024, the shortstop is catching fire at the plate, recording three multi-hit performances in his last six games and slashing .368/.429/.553 over his last 10 contests.

  • David Hamilton SS | BOS

    Red Sox's David Hamilton: Steals, scores in win

    Hamilton started at second base and went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Monday's 5-0 win over Tampa.

    Hamilton made his fourth start in the last six games and has hit safely in five straight. Once a forgotten man on the roster -- he started just 12 times and had 50 plate appearances over 35 games after being called up April 6 -- Hamilton is 6-for-15 with four extra-base hits, three runs and three RBI during the hit streak. Vaughn Grissom (.135) has yet to establish himself as the everyday second baseman, so there is an opportunity for Hamilton to become a fantasy-relevant option.

  • Red Sox's Ceddanne Rafaela: Homers in win

    Rafaela went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in Monday's 5-0 win over the Rays.

    Rafaela's two-run shot in the fifth inning was his fifth of the season and snapped an 0-for-16 skid. There have been several skids for Rafaela during his first full season in the majors; the 23-year-old is batting just .195 through 47 games.

  • Jeremy Pena SS | HOU

    Astros' Jeremy Pena: Logs steal in loss

    Pena went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Monday's 9-7 loss to the Angels.

    Pena is hitting .324 (23-for-71) over 19 games in May. It hasn't been a totally empty average -- he's picked up five extra-base hits, three steals, nine RBI and 14 runs scored. The shortstop is slashing .326/.365/.457 with seven steals, five homers, 20 RBI and 30 runs through 48 contests overall. He's in an everyday role and on pace for a 20-steal season, so there's a fair amount to like about Pena's game in his third major-league season.

  • Orioles' Gunnar Henderson: Accounts for offense in loss

    Henderson went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Cardinals.

    Henderson has homered in four straight games and continues to lead the majors with 16 long balls. The shortstop's sixth-inning blast off Sonny Gray was all the runs the Orioles could muster Monday. Henderson stumbled a bit in the middle of May, but he's quickly returned to form and is now sporting a .271/.351/.610 slash line with 34 RBI, 35 runs scored and seven stolen bases over 45 contests.

  • Leonardo Rivas SS | SEA

    Mariners' Leonardo Rivas: Optioned to Triple-A

    The Mariners optioned Rivas to Triple-A Tacoma on Monday, Daniel Kramer of reports.

    Rivas has been up with the big club for nearly four weeks but has hardly played, accruing just six plate appearances. He'll see more regular action back at Tacoma.

  • J.P. Crawford SS | SEA

    Mariners' J.P. Crawford: Activated but not starting Monday

    The Mariners activated Crawford (oblique) from the 10-day injured list Monday, Daniel Kramer of reports.

    The Mariners put Crawford through a full pregame workout Monday, which is surely the reason why he's not in the lineup. He will be available off the bench, though, before likely returning to the starting nine Tuesday. Dylan Moore will handle shortstop again Monday.

  • Paul DeJong SS | CHW

    White Sox's Paul DeJong: Homers, steals base in loss

    DeJong went 3-for-4 with a homer, a stolen base, two RBI and two runs scored in Monday's loss to Toronto.

    DeJong cracked his seventh home run of the season in the fourth inning, hitting it 402 feet to center. The Chicago shortstop has enjoyed a hot start to May, hitting .288 (17-for-59) with four homers, 12 runs scored and eight RBI this month. Overall, DeJong is slashing .246/.295/.462 in 139 plate appearances while playing shortstop every day for the White Sox.

  • J.P. Crawford SS | SEA

    Mariners' J.P. Crawford: Likely to be activated Tuesday

    Crawford (oblique) will go through a pregame workout Monday before likely being activated from the injured list Tuesday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

    Crawford is with the Mariners in New York and insists he's ready to go, but the club wants to see him get through a workout first before it brings him back. He's been out since late April with a Grade 1 right oblique strain. Dylan Moore is handling shortstop again for Seattle on Monday.

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