Anthony Rizzo is not in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.
He's getting a breather ahead of the club's big four-game series with the Cardinals early this week. Mike Baxter is at first base with Rizzo out.
Cubs optioned OF Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa.
Szczur has managed just a .211/.246/.316 batting line during his multiple stints in the majors this season. He's making way for the return of Jorge Soler (ankle).
Cubs activated OF Jorge Soler from the 15-day disabled list.
Soler went just 2-for-13 with four strikeouts during his four-game rehab stint with Triple-A Iowa, but his ankle is feeling fine and that's all the Cubs really care about. The youngster missed just over a month of action with a sprained left ankle.
Alex Rios is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.
The struggling veteran is just getting a breather. Jarrod Dyson is in right field in Rios' place.
Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.
It's a rare day off for Perez. Drew Butera is filling in behind the plate.
Yan Gomes is absent from the Indians' lineup Sunday.
He's just getting a breather. Roberto Perez will be behind the plate with Gomes out.
Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.
It appears to simply be a day off. Jason Bourgeois is in center field while Hamilton rests.
Carlos Gomez (wrist) is not in the Brewers' lineup Sunday.
Gomez had to exit Saturday's contest after being hit on the left wrist by a pitch. X-rays came back clean and he's expected to be fine, but the outfielder is surely sore. Gerardo Parra is handling center field Sunday.