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Darwin Barney is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Impact

After dropping the first two games in Chicago, the Blue Jays are switching things up for the series finale. Jose Bautista is starting at third base for the game, pushing Josh Donaldson to shortstop and Ryan Goins to second base while leaving Barney as the odd man out.

Shin-Soo Choo (O, Tex)

Shin-Soo Choo is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox.

Impact

Rangers manager Jeff Banister will give Choo a breather after the 35-year-old played a central role in the team's 17-7 dismantling of the White Sox on Saturday, going 4-for-6 with a home run, stolen base, three runs and three RBI. Drew Robinson will enter the lineup in the outfield with Choo on the bench.

Bruce Maxwell is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Impact

Maxwell took a hard foul ball off his mask Saturday, and while he was able to finish the game, he said he didn't sleep well afterwards, so manager Bob Melvin decided to give him the day off. Dustin Garneau will start behind the dish in his place.

Elvis Andrus (S, Tex)

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-5 with a walk, run and RBI in Saturday's 17-7 win over the White Sox.

Impact

Andrus' power production has tapered off a bit of late with only one extra-base hit in his last eight games, but he's still been plenty valuable for fantasy owners during that time with a .303 average and 10 runs. Even with the minor dip in his slugging percentage of late, Andrus has maintained a personal-best .813 OPS for the season and has a shot at joining the 20-homer, 20-steal club for the first time in his career.

Grant Dayton (elbow) is getting a second opinion, as the first scan was unclear, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

Impact

This is obviously not a great sign. The results of the second opinion should be available in the coming days, and at that point we should know whether or not he will need surgery.

Khris Davis (O, Oak)

Khris Davis is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Impact

Davis is 0-for-7 with five strikeouts against the Astros' starter, Brad Peacock, so he'll simply get the day off to rest. Matt Joyce will slide over to left field for the game, leaving an open spot in right field for Chad Pinder to fill.

Carlos Beltran (O, Hou)

Carlos Beltran is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Athletics.

Impact

Beltran is 0-for-8 over his last three games, so he'll head to the bench after starting four straight contests. George Springer will serve as the designated hitter in his place, opening up a spot for Jake Marisnick to start in centerfield for the game.

Cody Bellinger (O, LAD)

Cody Bellinger (ankle) is available to pinch hit Sunday, but "it's a two-, three-day thing" before he is back in the lineup, according to manager Dave Roberts, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

Impact

He suffered a mild ankle sprain in Saturday's game and will need a couple days before he is ready to return to the field. The Dodgers have a deep bench and a knack for developing big leads, so he is not a lock to be called upon in a pinch hitting situation. This will lead to some difficult decisions for owners with weekly lineups. On the bright side, the Dodgers have seven games on tap next week, so Bellinger could play in five or six of those, if this timetable is accurate.

Yulieski Gurriel (B1, Hou)

Yulieski Gurriel is not in the lineup Sunday against the A's.

Impact

Despite riding a modest seven-game hit streak, Gurriel will head to the bench for a day off after starting 17 of the last 18 games. Marwin Gonzalez will take over for him at first base for the contest. He should continue to get a day off every couple weeks or so in an attempt to keep him fresh for the stretch run.

Adrian Beltre (B3, Tex)

Adrian Beltre went 2-for-3 with a walk, three runs and an RBI in Saturday's 17-7 win over the White Sox.

Impact

The two hits were the 3,021st and 3,022nd of Beltre's career, allowing him to move ahead of Rafael Palmeiro for 27th place on the all-time list. Since reaching the 3,000 mark July 30, Beltre hasn't cooled down, slashing .328/.397/.552 with 17 RBI and 11 runs while playing in all of the Rangers' 18 games.

Nomar Mazara (O, Tex)

Nomar Mazara (knee) went 2-for-6 with a double, an RBI and a run in Saturday's 17-7 win over the White Sox.

Impact

After tweaking his left knee and getting removed in the eighth inning of Friday's contest while attempting to reel in a catch, Mazara was back in the lineup a day later and didn't look to be any worse for the wear. Mazara is slashing .349/.414/.508 with 19 RBI over 16 games in August, so as long as health prevails, he'll be worth keeping active in every format until he cools off.

Alex Gordon (O, KC)

Alex Gordon is not in the lineup Sunday against the Indians, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Impact

Gordon will head to the bench after going 0-for-4 Saturday and dropping his season average (.198) below the Mendoza Line. Manager Ned Yost already said Gordon will remain a starter, though he may choose to give him more frequent rest until his bat wakes up a little bit. Melky Cabrera will slide over to man left field in his stead, opening up a spot for Jorge Bonifacio to start in right field for the contest.

Robinson Chirinos (C, Tex)

Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-5 with a run scored in Saturday's 17-7 win over the White Sox.

Impact

While Chirinos wasn't one of the standout performers in the offensive bonanza, it was nonetheless another solid showing for the backstop, who has churned out four multi-hit efforts in his last eight starts. For now, Chirinos looks to have quelled any concern that he may begin ceding starts more regularly to backup catcher Brett Nicholas.

Jimmie Sherfy was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Sunday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

Impact

Sherfy is not the typical relief pitching prospect, as he has a shot to develop into a big-league closer in the not-so-distant future. He posted a 3.33 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 17 saves and a 58:10 K:BB in 46 innings this season in the Pacific Coast League. Fernando Rodney should hold the closer's role for the foreseeable future, but Sherfy is now one of the top names to consider if Rodney shows signs of relinquishing the job.

Brandon Moss (O, KC)

Brandon Moss is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Indians, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Impact

Despite reaching base twice in each of the first two games of the series, Moss will head to the bench for the series finale. Mike Moustakas will take over at DH, opening up a spot for Cheslor Cuthbert to start at the hot corner.

Chris Davis (B1, Bal)

Chris Davis (illness) is playing third base and batting seventh Sunday against the Angels.

Impact

Davis is good to go, and he's apparently feeling much better after missing the first two games of the series due to an illness. the 31-year-old, who is batting .221 with 18 homers this season, will face Parker Bridwell in his return to action.

Koji Uehara (neck) was activated from the disabled list prior to Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Impact

He only missed two weeks with the neck ailment. Look for Uehara to resume a low-to-mid-leverage role for the Cubs. He has a 3.55 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 45 strikeouts in 38 innings this season.

Neil Walker (B2, Mil)

Neil Walker is out of Sunday's lineup against the Rockies.

Impact

Walker has a career 121 wRC+ against righties and a career 91 wRC+ against lefties, so he will likely sit in favor of Jonathan Villar in most games where a southpaw starts for the opponent. Villar will lead off and start at the keystone with lefty Kyle Freeland on the hill for Colorado.

Welington Castillo (C, Bal)

Welington Castillo is not in Sunday's lineup against the Angels.

Impact

Castillo returned to action Saturday after missing a couple games due to an illness, so manager Buck Showalter will give him the series finale off in an attempt to ease him back into things. Caleb Joseph will take over behind the dish in his stead.

Kaleb Cowart is not in the lineup Sunday against the Orioles, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

Impact

Cowart is just 3-for-29 (.103) over his last 12 games, so he'll head to the bench for Sunday's series finale to clear his head. Cliff Pennington is starting in his place at the keystone.