Will Middlebrooks is not in the Red Sox' lineup for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader versus the Rays.
Middlebrooks was hitless in the first game, dropping his average down to .196. Jose Iglesias is playing third base in the nightcap.
Yoenis Cespedes is in the designated hitter spot again Tuesday, as his left hamstring still isn't quite 100 percent.
Cespedes hasn't played the outfield in a week. He should be able to play the field again soon, but the A's are understandably taking a cautious approach with the DH available to use.
Marco Scutaro is back in the Giants' lineup Tuesday.
Scutaro is dealing with "mallet finger" in his left pinkie, which is a form of tendon damage. The injury can often take 6-8 weeks to fully recover from, but Scutaro will try to play through it. He had missed the previous six games.
J.J. Putz (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno on Thursday.
He'll remain with Reno through next Tuesday, as the D'Backs want him to appear in back-to-back games before being activated. Heath Bell has been scored upon in each of his last three outings and seems likely to cede the closer job back to Putz.
Jedd Gyorko (groin) took grounders on the field prior to Tuesday's game.
Gyorko landed on the DL over a week ago and is just now getting back into baseball activities. He's eligible to return in a week but will need to go out on a rehab assignment first. It's not clear when he'll be ready for that.
Michael Morse is not in the Mariners' lineup Tuesday due to his nagging right quad injury.
Morse originally suffered the injury in late May, and he's been unable to totally shake it. The M's have admitted that they would have placed him on the DL earlier had they not been dealing with other injuries, and they're probably wishing they would have gone ahead and done it, anyway. Morse was out testing the quad prior to Tuesday's game and is hoping to be back in the lineup soon.
Carlos Quentin (shoulder) is not in the Padres' lineup Tuesday.
He's now missed four straight starts with a sore left shoulder. Quentin remains day-to-day for now, but the disabled list will become a possibility if he doesn't improve in a hurry. Chris Denorfia is starting in left field Tuesday.
Everth Cabrera (hamstring) is not in the Padres' lineup Tuesday.
Cabrera injured his left hamstring on Sunday and the plan is to give him a few days off. Alexi Amarista is getting the start at shortstop Tuesday.