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Third Base Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PITCold4/20/2014 11:47:00 AM
Description: Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez is not in the starting lineup on Sunday against the Brewers.
Insight: Alvarez has gone 3-for-18 with eight strikeouts against Marco Estrada and he went 3-for-33 (.091) with 13 Ks in his last nine games. Josh Harrison is starting in his place.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MILHot4/20/2014 11:44:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez was hit in the arm by a pitch in the ninth inning Saturday night, but he's fine. His day off on Sunday was already planned and unrelated to the HBP, according to Adam McCalvy of mlb.com.
Insight: Ramirez has driven in 15 runs in 18 games this season and is batting .352 with an .860 OPS. Jeff Bianchi is starting at third.
Kyle Seager, 3B, SEACold4/20/2014 11:37:00 AM
Description: Mariner third baseman Kyle Seager is not in the starting lineup Sunday.
Insight: Seager is 9-for-56 (.161) with zero home runs this season and will get a day off. Willie Bloomquist is starting at the hot corner.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PITCold4/20/2014 9:37:00 AM
Description: Brewers starter Marco Estrada has held Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez to three hits in 18 at-bats.
Insight: Alvarez struck out eight times against Estrada, Sunday's scheduled starter against Pittsburgh. The third baseman is stuck in one of his typical extended slumps, going 3-for-33 (.091) with 13 Ks in his last nine games. He's tied for the NL lead with six homers but is batting .162.
Carlos Santana, 3B, CLECold4/20/2014 9:29:00 AM
Description: Cleveland C/3B Carlos Santana will carry a 3-for-40 (.075) slump into Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, but he'll face a pitcher he's had success against in the past.
Insight: Santana has gone 5-for-10 with two doubles and four walks against Brandon Morrow in their previous meetings. That may help him break out of this frigid stretch.
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B, TEXHot4/19/2014 11:00:00 PM
Description: Rangers third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff has hit safely in all 10 of his games this year.
Insight: Kouzmanoff, who has been filling in for Adrian Beltre (quad), is back in the majors for the first time since 2011 and has gone 15-for-38 (.395) with five doubles, two homers and nine RBI.
Carlos Santana, 3B, CLECold4/19/2014 6:51:00 PM
Description: Cleveland C/3B Carlos Santana is two for his last 35 (.057).
Insight: He hit his first homer Friday night but went 0-for-4 Saturday against the Blue Jays and is hitting .153. His only positive is a 13/16 K/BB.
Chase Headley, 3B, SDP4/19/2014 5:32:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley (biceps strain) will return to the lineup Saturday against the Giants, according to Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Headley didn't start the last three games. He's hitting just .176 with one homer and four RBI this season after a down year in 2013. At this point, 2012 looks like a massive aberration.
Juan Francisco, 3B, MIL4/19/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: Just brought up Juan Francisco will start at DH for the Blue Jays on Saturday.
Insight: He'll take the spot of injured Adam Lind. Francisco batted .221 with 13 HR and 32 RBI in 240 at-bats with Milwaukee last season, but lost his job to Mark Reynolds and Lyle Overbay.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SFG4/19/2014 10:55:00 AM
Description: Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is a career .545 hitter against Padres left-hander Eric Stults.
Insight: Sandoval is struggling to get the bat going, hitting just .179 through the first 17 games, so may not be able to take advantage of this favorable matchup.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MILHot4/19/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez is batting .368 (21-for-57) with two home runs against Wandy Rodriguez.
Insight: He's off to a great start, batting .358 with 14 RBI so seems primed to take advantage of this matchup.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT4/19/2014 10:31:00 AM
Description: Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez is 6-for-13 (.462) against Milwaukee starter Matt Garza.
Insight: The 27-year-old leads the NL in homers with six, but he's also batting .172 with 18 strikeouts. This is an all-or-nothing pick.
Trevor Plouffe, 3B, MIN4/19/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Minnesota third baseman Trevor Plouffe is 8-for-24 (.333) with three homers and a 1.235 OPS versus Royals left-hander Bruce Chen.
Insight: Plouffe is off to a solid start, batting .288 with an .801 OPS, but his long ball stroke is missing. He's hit one home run this season. He hit 24 homers over 119 games in 2012 and just 14 last season.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TAMHot4/19/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria belted his second homer of the season and drove in four runs Saturday against the Yankees.
Insight: Longoria has gone 7-for-10 over his last three games and scored four runs in his last two after not scoring a run for 10 straight games before that. He's hitting .348 with 10 RBI.
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, CLEHot4/19/2014 9:47:00 AM
Description: Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall is 3-for-8 (.375) with a pair of homers versus Toronto starter Mark Buehrle.
Insight: The 2008 first-round draft pick is finally starting to show his ability, batting .481 this spring. He's hit safely in all eight games he's played this season
Ryan Roberts, 3B, BOSCold4/18/2014 8:01:00 PM
Description: The Red Sox have designated infielder Ryan Roberts for assignment.
Insight: Roberts went just 2-for-19 during his brief tenure with the Sox. His roster spot will be filled by Brock Holt.
Chase Headley, 3B, SDP4/18/2014 7:42:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley will miss his third consecutive game Friday against the Giants. SOURCE: San Diego Union-Tribune
Insight: Headley strained his biceps earlier this week. Utility man Alexi Amarista (.276, 1 HR, 4 RBI) has been starting in his place.
David Wright, 3B, NYM4/18/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright is a career .458 hitter (11-for-21) with a 1.267 OPS against Braves starter Aaron Harang.
Insight: Wright is off to a slow start, batting just .258 with a .641 OPS, but this favorable matchup could get him going. Daniel Murphy, Wright, Eric Young Jr. and Ruben Tejada all have good histories against Harang which could mean plenty of scoring opportunities.
Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN4/18/2014 9:45:00 AM
Description: Reds third baseman Todd Frazier has a pair of homers and a career .375 batting average versus Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija.
Insight: Frazier isn't batting for much of an average, but he has scored six runs in the past four games. His fantasy owners are hoping he'll rebound from a disappointing 2013 campaign (.234 AVG in 531 at bats).
Chase Headley, 3B, SDP4/17/2014 6:48:00 PM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley missed his second straight game Thursday against Colorado. SOURCE: Dennis Lin, Union-Tribune San Diego
Insight: He's still out with a strained biceps. Alexi Amarista (.296, 1 HR, 4 RBI) will be filling in at third base.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TAM4/17/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is a .395 hitter with six homers, 12 walks and a 1.364 OPS versus Yankees left-hander C.C. Sabathia.
Insight: Longoria is batting .286, but without much power (.748 OPS) through 15 games. This historically favorable matchup could help.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT4/17/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez is just 1-for-22 (.045) with 10 strikeouts against Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: The 27-year-old, who tied for the NL lead with 36 bombs last season, already has five homers, 10 RBI and 10 runs despite a .161 batting average. But this is an extremely unfavorable matchup to be avoided.
Chris Johnson, 3B, ATL4/17/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Atlanta third baseman Chris Johnson is 4-for-8 with two doubles and a home run versus Phillies starter A.J. Burnett.
Insight: He's off to a slow start with just 14 hits in his first 50 at bats (.281, .708 OPS). He batted .321 last season with an .816 OPS.
Chase Headley, 3B, SDPCold4/16/2014 7:26:00 PM
Description: San Diego third baseman Chase Headley won't be on the field Wednesday against the Rockies. SOURCE: Dennis Lin, Union-Tribune San Diego
Insight: Headley has been diagnosed with a strained biceps. He's gotten off to a brutal start this season (.160, 1 HR, 4 RBI in 13 games) but it's too early for fantasy owners to give up on him.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KANCold4/16/2014 7:07:00 PM
Description: Kansas City third baseman Mike Moustakas won't be in the starting lineup Wednesday against Houston.
Insight: He's off to a miserable start with just four hits in his first 40 at bats. Danny Valencia hasn't been much better (.125 AVG) but he'll get the start at third base on Wednesday.
Cody Asche, 3B, PHICold4/16/2014 2:54:00 PM
Description: Phillies third baseman Cody Asche is getting the day off Wednesday against the Braves, according to Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News.
Insight: Freddy Galvis is starting at third base for Asche, who has gone 4-for-33 (.121) with 13 Ks since he went 3-for-4 with a homer and four runs on Opening Day.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SFG4/16/2014 11:21:00 AM
Description: Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is the owner of a .375 average against Dodgers starter Paul Maholm.
Insight: Sandoval is 6-for-16 with two homers and a double against Maholm. The third baseman has batted .164 with two homers in 55 at-bats this season, but he's also shown more plate discipline (12.7 BB%). The low average is mainly the result of a .171 BABIP, which he's posted despite having a 25.6 percent line-drive rate.
Chase Headley, 3B, SDPCold4/16/2014 11:15:00 AM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley is 8-for-36 (.222) with zero extra-base hits and 11 strikeouts against Jorge De La Rosa of Colorado.
Insight: Another cold start (.160, 1 HR, 11 Ks) has us skeptical we'll ever see the 2012 version of Headley (.286, 31 HR, 115 RBI) again. Remove that season and Headley has just 50 career homers in 683 games.
Kyle Seager, 3B, SEACold4/16/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Mariner third baseman Kyle Seager has had some success against Texas starter Yu Darvish.
Insight: Seager has been a disaster so far, hitting .146 with zero homers and two RBI. He does have a .316 average, four doubles and seven RBI in 19 career at-bats against Darvish, however, so maybe he'll get it going Wednesday despite facing the tough right-hander.
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B, TEXHot4/16/2014 10:39:00 AM
Description: Rangers third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff has gone 9-for-20 (.450) with three doubles, one homer and five RBI in six games while filling in for Adrian Beltre (quad), but he's been terrible against Mariners ace Felix Hernandez.
Insight: Kouzmanoff is back in the majors for the first time since 2011. He's 3-for-24 (.125) with nine Ks against Hernandez.
Martin Prado, 3B, ARICold4/16/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Martin Prado is 4-for-23 against Mets starter Dillon Gee.
Insight: Prado is off to a cold start for the second straight season. He'll take a .231 batting average, zero homers and a .552 OPS into Wednesday's game versus Gee and the Mets.
Kelly Johnson, 3B, NYY4/16/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Yankees utility man Kelly Johson is 8-for-27 (.296) with two home runs against Cubs starter Jason Hammel.
Insight: Johnson has gone 10-for-38 with three homers, seven RBI and a .938 OPS in his first 12 games with New York.
Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR 4/16/2014 9:44:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie blasted a ninth-inning grand slam Tuesday at Minnesota.
Insight: Lawrie has more infield fly-balls (three) than line drives (two) this season and is hitting just .100 on balls in play and .132 overall. However, he has hit three homers and driven in nine runs.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS4/15/2014 5:54:00 PM
Description: Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman won't need surgery to repair his broken thumb. SOURCE: James Wagner, Washington Post
Insight: His timetable of 4-to-6 weeks remains the same. Anthony Rendon (.346, 2 HR, 12 RBI) will fill in at third base while Zimmerman recovers.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MILHot4/15/2014 11:23:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez is batting .500 (5-for-10) with a home run against Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller.
Insight: He's off to a great start, batting .358 with 11 RBI so seems primed to take advantage of this matchup.
Chase Headley, 3B, SDP4/15/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Padres third baseman Chase Headley is a career .500 hitter (6-for-12) with a pair of long balls against Colorado right-hander Juan Nicasio.
Insight: He's off to a slow start (.174, 1 HR, 4 RBI). We're still not sure which Headley we're going to see in 2014 after his disappointing 2013 season and MVP-worthy 2012 season.
Chris Johnson, 3B, ATL4/14/2014 4:26:00 PM
Description: Atlanta third baseman Chris Johnson will sit out a second consecutive game.
Insight: He's off to a slow start with just 11 hits in his first 45 at bats. Manager Fredi Gonzalez says he'll be back in the lineup on Tuesday, Ramiro Pena (.231, 1 HR, 3 RBI) will get the start at third base, according to David O'Brien of AJC.
Casey McGehee, 3B, MIA4/14/2014 2:34:00 PM
Description: Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee will sit out Monday and give way to Jeff Mathis.
Insight: McGehee is batting .263 with 10 RBI, but is still searching for his first home run. He spent 2013 in Japan, but has 20 HR and 80 RBI talent. Mathis holds little fantasy value.
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL4/14/2014 2:28:00 PM
Description: O's third baseman Manny Machado did some running on Monday after taking a few swings in a simulated game on Saturday.
Insight: We hope to see Machado (.283, 14 HR, 71 RBI) back on the field in May now that he seems to be making progress.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL4/14/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez is batting just .125 (2-for-16) against Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn.
Insight: He's off to a great start, batting .380 with 11 RBI, but this is an unfavorable matchup.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, OAKHot4/13/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson has homered in three of the last four games.
Insight: His 15/1 K/BB is a little disconcerting, but he has three longballs, eight RBI and eight runs in 12 games.
Brett Lawrie, 3B, TORCold4/13/2014 7:54:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays infielder Brett Lawrie had two hits and his second homer of the season Sunday but is still hitting just .122.
Insight: Lawrie is just 6-for-49 in 13 games. He still hasn't lived up to the promise he showed in 2011 and is facing a make-or-break year as far fantasy owners are concerned.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX4/13/2014 3:59:00 PM
Description: According to Richard Durrett of espndallas.com, the Rangers have placed Adrian Beltre on the 15-day disabled list with a strained quad.
Insight: The move was backdated to April 9, so Beltre can come off the DL on April 24. It's a Grade 1 strain so he should be able to return when he's first eligible.
Martin Prado, 3B, ARI4/13/2014 3:55:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Martin Prado (rest) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Prado got off to a 3-for-25 (.120) start, but he has gone 12-for-31 (.387) with two doubles over his last eight games.
Chris Johnson, 3B, ATL4/13/2014 10:31:00 AM
Description: Atlanta third baseman Chris Johnson will take a seat Sunday against Washington. SOURCE: Mark Bowman, MLB.com
Insight: It's Johnson's first absence of the season. He's off to a slow start with just 11 hits in his first 45 at bats. Ramiro Pena (.222, 1 HR, 3 RBI) will get the start at third base.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS4/13/2014 9:56:00 AM
Description: Washington 3B Ryan Zimmerman left last night's game with a broken thumb and will now miss 4-to-6 weeks. SOURCE: Mark Zuckerman, Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic
Insight: It's a really tough break for the Nats as Zimmerman had been off to a great start (.364, 2 HR, 6 RBI in ten games). Anthony Rendon (.372, 2 HR, 9 RBI) should see time at third base while he's out.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX4/12/2014 6:23:00 PM
Description: According to Anthony Andro of Fox Sports Southwest, the Rangers are leaning toward placing third baseman Adrian Beltre on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: A quad strain has kept him out since Tuesday. If Texas makes the move retroactively, Beltre (.286, 0 HR, 4 RBI) could be eligible to return as early as April 25th against the Mariners.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX4/12/2014 6:00:00 PM
Description: The Rangers will again be without third baseman Adrian Beltre Saturday against Houston. SOURCE: Dallas Morning News
Insight: It's his third absence in a row after suffering a quad strain earlier this week against the Red Sox. Kevin Kouzmanoff (.400, 0 HR, 0 RBI) is filling in at third base.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT4/12/2014 10:24:00 AM
Description: Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez is just 1-for-20 (.050) with nine strikeouts against Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: The 27-year-old, who tied for the NL lead with 36 bombs last season, already has five homers, 10 RBI and eight runs. But this is an extremely unfavorable matchup to be avoided.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TAMHot4/12/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is a .308 hitter with a pair of homers and a 1.280 OPS against Reds starter Alfredo Simon.
Insight: Longoria has gotten out of the gate quickly, batting .359 through the first nine games and this favorable matchup should allow him to stay hot.
Garin Cecchini, 3B, BOS4/11/2014 2:55:00 PM
Description: Red Sox minor league 3B Garin Cecchini is off to a fast start, batting .320 through his first nine games.
Insight: Cecchini has batted over .300 for the past two seasons and on many clubs would be in the majors, but his way is blocked by Will Middlebrooks. It may take an injury or trade to get him to the majors.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, OAKCold4/11/2014 10:21:00 AM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson is a career .111 hitter (2-for-18) with eight strikeouts against Seattle ace Felix Hernandez.
Insight: Donaldson has not started out the season like last year, batting just .220 through the first nine games. Last season he was a huge fantasy surprise batting .314 in April, .330 in May and .303 in June before cooling off a bit. This unfavorable matchup isn't going to help.
Matt Dominguez, 3B, HOU4/11/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Houston third baseman Matt Dominguez is not normally on many fantasy radar screens, but he's faced Texas ace Yu Darvish 11 times and has taken him deep three times.
Insight: Dominguez is an all or nothing option. He doesn't hit for much of an average, but can hit the long ball. He's batting just .129 in 10 games this season, but does have a pair of homers after blasting 21 last season.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS4/11/2014 9:50:00 AM
Description: Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is hitless in 11 career at-bats versus Atlanta right-hander Julio Teheran.
Insight: Zimmerman should be avoided on Friday and knowing the condition of his arthritic shoulder should probably be avoided completely as it's just a matter of time before it gets in the way of his playing the game.
Greg Dobbs, 3B, MIA4/11/2014 9:41:00 AM
Description: Don't be surprised if Marlins utility man Greg Dobbs gets a rare start on Friday versus A.J. Burnett and the Phillies
Insight: Dobbs is a stunning 7-for-11 (.636) against Burnett over his career.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PITHot4/10/2014 9:20:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez went 1-for-5, but his one hit was a big three-run homer Thursday against the Cubs.
Insight: Alvarez' shot came in the top of the seventh inning and put the Pirates ahead 5-4. The 27-year-old, who tied for the NL lead with 36 bombs last season, already has five homers, 10 RBI and eight runs. Alvarez also has a 6/6 K/BB (14.6% K rate) in 41 plate appearances; his K rate ranged from 30.3% to 30.7% in each of the last three years.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, OAK4/10/2014 8:49:00 PM
Description: Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson went 2-for-22 over his first five games this season but he's 7-for-19 with three doubles, a homer, five RBI and five runs over his last four.
Insight: Donaldson hit his first homer of the season Thursday at Minnesota. However, he also struck out two times and has a 13/1 K/BB in 41 at-bats. Donaldson's K/BB in 2013 was 110/76 and he batted .301 with 24 HRs and 93 RBI.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX4/10/2014 8:09:00 PM
Description: Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has a Grade 1 quad strain, which is the least severe one. SOURCE: Dallas Morning News
Insight: The Rangers pushed back Colby Lewis' promotion from Saturday to Monday or Tuesday so they can keep Beltre, two backup infielders and seven relievers on the active roster to give Beltre a few more days to get healthy before they place him on the DL.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT4/10/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez had another two-homer game Wednesday against the Cubs, but has an unfavorable matchup on Thursday.
Insight: Alvarez is just 1-for-15 (.067) with six strikeouts against Cubs starter Travis Wood. The Pirates slugger has continued where he left off last season (36 HR), but this matchup should be avoided.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS4/9/2014 11:03:00 PM
Description: Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder) had two hits in his return to the lineup Wednesday.
Insight: Zimmerman has been dealing with shoulder inflammation for at least two and a half years, and Washington manager Matt Williams said Monday night that the third baseman has an "arthritic shoulder." He's working on throwing the ball sidearm to first base to avoid another injury.
Cody Asche, 3B, PHICold4/9/2014 10:59:00 PM
Description: Phillies third baseman Cody Asche (hamstring) doubled during a pinch-hitting appearance Wednesday night against Milwaukee.
Insight: Asche was out of the starting lineup due to a tweaked hamstring, but it must not be too serious. The third baseman went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, two RBI and four runs on Opening Day but he has managed just four hits in 18 at-bats since then while striking out seven times.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL4/9/2014 10:58:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee third baseman Aramis Ramirez is batting .400 in 35 at-bats this season.
Insight: He's 14-for-35 with seven RBI but only has one extra-base hit and no home runs.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PITHot4/9/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez had another two-homer game Wednesday against the Cubs.
Insight: He also hit two round-trippers on April 4 and has gone 6-for-15 with four homers, seven RBI and a 1/6 K/BB in his last five games.
Cody Asche, 3B, PHICold4/9/2014 6:08:00 PM
Description: Phillies third baseman Cody Asche is not in the starting lineup Wednesday because of a tweaked hamstring, according to Todd Zolecki of mlb.com.
Insight: Asche went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, two RBI and four runs on Opening Day but he's managed just three hits in 18 at-bats since then while striking out seven times.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX4/9/2014 12:34:00 PM
Description: Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre won't be in the lineup Wednesday against Boston. SOURCE: John Blake, Rangers VP of Communications
Insight: Beltre will head back to Texas to have his quad looked at. Josh Wilson (.455, 0 HR, 3 RBI) will continue to fill in at third base.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX4/8/2014 7:56:00 PM
Description: Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre left Tuesday's game in the fourth inning because of quad tightness. SOURCE: TR Sullivan, MLB.com
Insight: He went 2-for-3 with a couple RBI before exiting. Beltre was DHing tonight so Josh Wilson (.500, 0 HR, 3 RBI) will remain at third base.
Nick Castellanos, 3B, DET4/8/2014 6:42:00 PM
Description: Detroit third baseman Nick Castellanos won't play Tuesday against Los Angeles. SOURCE: Eric Stephen, SB Nation
Insight: With no DH available, the team is putting Miguel Cabrera at third with Victor Martinez manning first base. Castellanos (.385, 0 HR, 1 RBI) could see action as a pinch-hitter later on.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS4/8/2014 5:46:00 PM
Description: Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder) hopes to play Wednesday, according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.
Insight: Zimmerman has been dealing with shoulder inflammation for at least two and a half years, and Washington manager Matt Williams said Monday night that the third baseman has an "arthritic shoulder." Zimmerman had surgery to repair inflammation in his AC joint and fraying in his labrum and rotator cuff in 2012 after changing his throwing mechanics in 2011 following abdominal surgery. He was on the field four hours before Tuesday's game trying out a new sidearm throwing motion.
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL4/8/2014 2:05:00 PM
Description: O's third baseman Manny Machado still has no timetable for return.
Insight: His recovery from offseason knee surgery took a setback last month and he's running on a treadmill in a pool. We hope to see Machado (.283, 14 HR, 71 RBI) back on the field in May, but until they announce a schedule we're just guessing.
David Wright, 3B, NYM4/8/2014 12:52:00 PM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright is a career .524 hitter (11-for-21) with a 1.434 OPS against Braves starter Aaron Harang.
Insight: Wright is off to a slow start, batting just .238 with a .701 OPS, but this extremely favorable matchup could get him going. Daniel Murphy, Wright and Ruben Tejada all have good matchups against Harang which should mean plenty of scoring opportunities.
Ian Stewart, 3B, CHC4/7/2014 12:14:00 PM
Description: Anaheim infielder Ian Stewart will get his first start of the season on Monday afternoon against Houston, replacing David Freese.
Insight: The former first-round pick hasn't done anything noteworthy since leaving Colorado in 2010. There is no reason to think things will change in Los Angeles.
David Freese, 3B, ANA4/7/2014 12:10:00 PM
Description: Angels third baseman David Freese is not in Monday's starting lineup against Houston.
Insight: Freese is off to an ugly start (.162, zero homers, two RBI) and will sit while Ian Stewart gets the start. Stewart has just one at-bat this season. A solid power guy in Colorado, he's yet to prove he can hit elsewhere.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS4/6/2014 4:38:00 PM
Description: Nats third baseman Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder) has no structural damage in his shoulder, according to Chase Hughes of csnwashington.com.
Insight: While the MRI only showed inflammation, Zimmerman said his shoulder hasn't felt this bad in a while and he may require a trip to the DL. He'll be re-evaluated Tuesday.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS4/6/2014 3:37:00 PM
Description: The Red Sox have placed third baseman Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day DL.
Insight: Middlebrooks is out with a strained calf. Former Rockies infielder Jonathan Herrera has started the last two games at third base for Boston.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KANCold4/6/2014 11:10:00 AM
Description: Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas will hit the bench Sunday with Chris Sale on the mound for Chicago, according to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star.
Insight: The Royals acquired Danny Valencia for his ability to hit lefties, and he'll start Sunday. A second straight scorching spring training has led to a second straight ice cold April for Moustakas, who is 0-for-15 this season. It's still early, but fantasy owners don't have much patience for the 25-year-old third baseman after underwhelming seasons in 2012 and 2013.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS4/6/2014 10:56:00 AM
Description: Nats third baseman Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder) is not in the lineup Sunday.
Insight: Zimmerman said he doesn't know if he'll need to go on the disabled list, but says his shoulder hasn't felt this bad in a while, according to Chase Hughes of csnwashington.com. The Nationals are awaiting the results of the third baseman's MRI.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS4/6/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks has been diagnosed with a calf strain, according to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal.
Insight: Middlebrooks was scratched from Saturday's lineup due to the injury. He'll undergo an MRI Sunday morning.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KANCold4/6/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has gone 4-for-20 with seven strikeouts against White Sox starter Chris Sale.
Insight: A second straight scorching spring training has led to a second straight ice cold April for Moustakas, who is 0-for-15 this season. It's still early, but fantasy owners don't have much patience for the 25-year-old third baseman after underwhelming seasons in 2012 and 2013.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS4/5/2014 11:08:00 PM
Description: Nats third baseman Ryan Zimmerman left Saturday's game due to shoulder soreness, according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.
Insight: Zimmerman will undergo an MRI Saturday night. The 29-year-old has missed an average of 28 games the past four seasons.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SFG4/5/2014 8:10:00 PM
Description: Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval hit his first homer of the season Saturday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Sandoval has gone 4-for-23 (.174) in his first six games, though he's drawn five walks already. The 27-year-old has never been known for his plate discipline and pitchers know that. Sandoval saw the lowest percentage of pitches in the strike zone of any qualified hitter in the majors last season, and it wasn't even close (33.9 percent for Sandoval, 38.2 percent for Giancarlo Stanton in second place).
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS4/5/2014 7:53:00 PM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks was scratched from Saturday's lineup due to a right calf cramp, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
Insight: Boston also scratched Mike Carp (lower-back tightness) and David Ortiz is getting the night off, so Daniel Nava (1B), Jonny Gomes (LF) and Jonathan Herrera (3B) all started.
Yangervis Solarte, 3B, NYY4/5/2014 7:42:00 PM
Description: Yankees infielder Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-3 Saturday at Toronto and is 7-for-13 with three doubles, four RBI and two runs in four games this season.
Insight: Solarte beat out Eduardo Nunez for the Yankees' utility infield job this spring and he'll likely start at third base while Mark Teixeira is on the disabled list with a hamstring strain.
Martin Prado, 3B, ARI4/5/2014 4:43:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Martin Prado left Friday's game with a lacerated left index finger but he's in the lineup Saturday, according to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic.
Insight: Prado is off to a 4-for-28 (.143) start. The utilityman hit just .238 with five home runs and a .623 OPS in his first 73 games last season, but he batted .322 with nine homers and an .862 OPS over his last 82 games.

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