Danny Santana is getting another day off Monday.
Santana, batting just .233/.253/.320, didn't play Sunday either. His high-level rookie production always seemed like a mirage, and he's nothing more than a poor speed option at this point. Eduardo Escobar is starting at shortstop Monday afternoon against the Red Sox.
Major League Baseball suspended Brian Matusz eight games for having a foreign substance on his arm.
Matusz was caught using a sticky grip-enhancer Saturday night during an appearance against the Marlins, and an eight-game suspension is the going rate for such a crime. The left-hander has appealed and will be available out of the Orioles' bullpen until that appeal is heard.
Carlos Beltran is out of the Yankees' starting lineup on Monday due to illness.
Beltran also sat out Sunday's series finale against the Rangers. Garrett Jones is starting in right field for the Yankees in Monday's series opener versus the Royals.
Brian McCann (foot) is in the Yankees' starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the Royals.
McCann made an early exit from Sunday's game with a foot cramp. It obviously wasn't a serious issue.
Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' starting lineup on Monday afternoon versus the Yankees.
It's just a day off for the heavily-used catcher. Drew Butera is behind the plate at Yankee Stadium.
Chris Davis is not in the Orioles' lineup Monday.
He'll take a day of rest against Astros ace Dallas Keuchel. Davis has a whopping 62 strikeouts in 40 games this season, though that's come with eight homers and 22 RBI.
Lucas Duda (hamstring) is back in the Mets' starting lineup on Monday against the Phillies.
Duda tweaked his right hamstring while running to second base Saturday. It obviously wasn't a serious issue. The 29-year-old first baseman is batting .293/.385/.478 with five home runs and 19 RBI in 44 games this season. Juan Lagares (shoulder) is also back Monday.
Juan Lagares (pectoral, elbow) is back in the Mets' starting lineup on Monday afternoon.
Lagares was a late scratch from Sunday's game with lingering soreness in his elbow and pectoral. They're minor ailments. Lucas Duda is also back in the Mets' lineup.