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Matt Chapman is in the hospital receiving an antibiotic IV for the cellulitis in his left knee, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. He's expected to be discharged tomorrow, and the Athletics believe he'll likely return from the 10-day disabled list when eligible.


The third baseman was just getting a clear opportunity at playing time before a knee infection halted him. The medical treatment seems to be working, though, and barring a setback, Chapman should keep only a normal DL stay.

Rajai Davis (O, Oak)

Rajai Davis is not in the Athletics' lineup Thursday.


The outfielder is giving away more plate appearances to Jaycob Brugman of late. Oakland continues to work in younger players, and the theme will continue, as evidenced by them designating Stephen Vogt for assignment. Davis, meanwhile, continues to hold value as at least a stash in deep fantasy leagues for his speed alone, but his utility in other fantasy categories continues to dwindle.

Jed Lowrie (B2, Oak)

Jed Lowrie is not in the Athletics' lineup Thursday.


He'll give way to Chad Pinder at second base, with Adam Rosales filling in at shortstop. While on the bench, Lowrie will have to wait to build on his surprisingly effective season, in which he's batting .283/.355/.475 with eight home runs and 25 RBI in 296 plate appearances.

Jose Altuve (B2, Hou)

Jose Altuve is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the A's, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.


It's a rare absence for Altuve, his fifth this year and first since May 13. He will be replaced by Marwin Gonzalez at second base. Altuve is walking at a career-high clip and he continues to provide across-the-board production, although he is on pace to fall short of 30 steals for the first time in a full season.

Ian Kinsler (B2, Det)

Ian Kinsler went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Mariners.


Kinsler went deep for the second straight game, this time connecting off Edwin Diaz with two outs in the ninth inning. Kinsler exploded for 28 home runs last season, which was the first time he topped 20 since 2011, and he could make a run at that mark again if he stays healthy.

James McCann (C, Det)

James McCann went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Mariners.


With tough lefty James Paxton on the hill for Seattle, McCann got the start over Alex Avila behind the dish. McCann is hitting an atrocious .182 this season, but he offers good power potential when he's in the lineup, evidenced by his eight home runs in 132 at-bats.

Orlando Arcia (S, Mil)

Orlando Arcia went 2-for-2 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored in Wednesday's victory over the Pirates.


Not showing up in the box score was Arcia's defensive gem to notch the final out of the contest, but he made plenty of impact offensively as well. Arcia was hitting just .208 after an O-fer on May 17, but in the 31 games since he went 37-for-111 – a .333 average – and is now hitting .267 on the season. With Arcia's bat catching up to his glove, expect him to continue starting at shortstop nearly every day.

Kendrys Morales (B1, Tor)

Kendrys Morales will bat fourth and serve as designated hitter for the Blue Jays on Thursday, as he replaced the scratched Josh Donaldson (knee), Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.


Donaldson's left knee was acting up, which has earned him a last-minute benching. Morales owners should try getting him back in their lineups if they've benched him. Toronto had reshuffled their order to feature Justin Smoak more prominently in the middle of the order, though Morales should expect to stay in a productive spot, especially if Donaldson needs an extended recovery window.

Josh Donaldson (B3, Tor)

Josh Donaldson has been scratched from the Blue Jays' lineup Thursday with left knee soreness, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.


The last-minute change deprives the Jays of their No. 3 hitter. Kendrys Morales will give up his day off and instead hit third Thursday. As for Donaldson, the club should provide more details in the near future, but considering his lower-body issues this year, this deserves at least a close look.

Tony Wolters (C, Col)

Tony Wolters is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against Arizona, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.


It's a routine off day for Colorado's primary catcher, who gets the day off after going hitless in the first two games of the series. Tom Murphy will get the call at backstop and bat eighth as his replacement.

Tyler Anderson (knee) was taken off the disabled list Thursday prior to the Rockies game against Arizona, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.


Although Anderson is back from his nearly three-week stay on the disabled list with left knee inflammation, there has yet to be a decision on when his next start will be. The left-hander has struggled this season, posting a 5.85 ERA with a 3-5 record during 11 starts. During his rehab start Sunday, Anderson gave up one earned run off five hits in five innings of work, striking out six while only allowing one walk. He is likely to come back into the rotation at some point next week, and will have the opportunity to pitch for his spot.

David Peralta (O, AZ)

David Peralta is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against Colorado.


After going 4-for-5 with four runs scored during Wednesday's game, Peralta is getting the afternoon off before Arizona heads home for a series against Philadelphia. Jeremy Hazelbaker will take his place in right field and bat leadoff.

Mark Reynolds (B1, Col)

Mark Reynolds is not in Thursday's lineup for the Rockies contest with Arizona, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.


With Reynolds getting the day off, Ian Desmond moves over to tackle first base while Raimel Tapia takes over in left. In Wednesday's loss, Reynolds went 2-for-3 and notched his first home run since June 10. The first baseman will likely be back in the lineup for Friday's clash with the Dodgers.

Gregor Blanco is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against Colorado.


Blanco's been receiving a lot of playing time recently as Arizona deals with injuries to Yosmany Tomas (groin) and A.J. Pollock (groin), but will get the afternoon game off. Instead, Ray Fuentes will get the nod in center field and bat seventh.

Eddie Rosario (O, Min)

Eddie Rosario is not in the Twins' lineup against the White Sox on Thursday, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.


He was hitting .341 over 14 games before sitting on Wednesday, and the Twins will continue his rest as they face a left-handed arm for the second straight day, this time in Jose Quintana. Robbie Grossman will take Rosario's place, but expect the latter to return to the lineup Friday as Minnesota is slated to face Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer.

Jorge Polanco (S, Min)

Jorge Polanco is batting seventh and playing shortstop Thursday against the White Sox, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.


He's back in after taking a breather for two days. Polanco is batting just .242/.294/.338 in 219 plate appearances and will continue piecing together at-bats between shortstop and third base.

Daniel Descalso is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rockies.


Descalso failed to record a hit in Wednesday's win, going 0-for-6 with one strikeout. He will get the day off while Chris Herrmann takes over in left field and Jeremy Hazelbaker makes a start in right. With Yasmany Tomas expected to return by the beginning of July, Descalso's role may start to dissipate, but he remains a reliable piece of the Diamondbacks' arsenal for the time being.

David Freese (B3, Pit)

David Freese is out of the lineup for Thursday's afternoon game against Milwaukee, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.


With the afternoon matchup following Wednesday's night contest, Freese is getting the day off in the finale of Pittsburgh's four-game series with Milwaukee. Josh Harrison will take his place at third and bat second, opening the door for Max Moroff to take Harrison's regular spot at second base.

Brandon Drury (B2, AZ)

Brandon Drury is out of the lineup during Thursday's matchup with Colorado.


After going 4-for-6 with six RBI in Wednesday's thrashing of the Rockies, Drury will take a seat while Chris Owings takes his place manning the keystone. Drury is likely to be back in the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Phillies.

Adam Frazier (B2, Pit)

Adam Frazier is out of the lineup for Thursday's afternoon game against Milwaukee, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.


After coming off a three-hit performance Wednesday night and hitting safely in six of his last seven games, Frazier will get a rest day for the getaway game before Pittsburgh heads to St. Louis for a weekend series. John Jaso will play left field and bat leadoff in his place.