Baseball Shots Of The Week – May 20, 2014

1. Detroit Tigers (27-12)
1. Detroit Tigers (27-12)
Victor Martinez continues to lead the Tigers in most offensive categories.(Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

The Tigers ended their six-game win streak with a 5-4 loss to the Indians over the weekend.
2. Oakland Athletics (28-16)
2. Oakland Athletics (28-16)
Kyle Blanks is a big dude who should only play against lefties. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Oakland utility man Brandon Moss received his third career American League Player of the Week honor
3. Milwaukee Brewers (27-17)
3. Milwaukee Brewers (27-17)
Who had Will Smith being this good? (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Carlos Gomez was back in the Brewers lineup on Monday night after lower back tightness and a stomach bug sidelined him for five games last week.
4. San Francisco Giants (28-17)
4. San Francisco Giants (28-17)
Somehow, Pablo Sandoval is the weak link in the Giants lineup. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Giants center fielder Angel Pagan was out of the starting lineup over the weekend after injuring his left shoulder while attempting to make a diving catch.
5. St. Louis Cardinals (23-21)
5. St. Louis Cardinals (23-21)
Kolten Wong is back. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Jaime Garcia waited a whole year to return over the weekend. Garcia returned to the Cardinals rotation after a year of injuries and setbacks.
6. Colorado Rockies (25-20)
6. Colorado Rockies (25-20)
Nolan Arenado is having a much better year with the bat than in his rookie campaign. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Wilin Rosario returned to the Rockies over the weekend after missing 12 games with a vicious flu.
7. Baltimore Orioles (22-20)
7. Baltimore Orioles (22-20)
The O's are probably pretty happy they signed Nelson Cruz right about now. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The Orioles wore the uniforms of the Baltimore Black Sox of the late 1920s.
8. Atlanta Braves (23-19)
8. Atlanta Braves (23-19)
B.J. Upton and Jason Heyward have almost identical OPS. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel became the youngest pitcher to record 150 saves.
9. Los Angeles Dodgers (23-22)
9. Los Angeles Dodgers (23-22)
If Dee Gordon keeps getting on base you have to figure he's got an outside chance to threaten 100. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Dodgers' Yasiel Puig was named the league's co-Players of the Week.
10. New York Yankees (23-20)
10. New York Yankees (23-20)
Chase Whitley with a nice debut, even if he profiles as a reliever. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Carlos Beltran was examined by Dr. James Andrews, confirming an initial diagnosis of a bone spur in his right elbow.
11. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (24-19)
11. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (24-19)
Mike Trout's slump is probably over. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Albert Pujols added two home runs Sunday to his assault on baseball history. Nos. 503 and 504 in his career moved him into a tie with Hall of Fame first baseman Eddie Murray for 25th on the Major League all-time list.
12. Washington Nationals (23-20)
12. Washington Nationals (23-20)
Jayson Werth continues to clobber the ball. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Adam LaRoche took ground balls for the first time since he was placed on the disabled list.
13. Boston Red Sox (20-23)
13. Boston Red Sox (20-23)
David Ortiz entered Friday with one-third of Boston's homers. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Boston Red Sox bring back Stephen Drew after signing him to a one year deal.
14. Texas Rangers (21-23)
14. Texas Rangers (21-23)
Here's hoping Matt Harrison is able to overcome his back issues. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Rangers Opening Day starter Tanner Scheppers will be used in the bullpen when he comes off the disabled list.
15. Miami Marlins (23-22)
15. Miami Marlins (23-22)
Anthony DeSclafini with a solid debut. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Marlins have signed veteran infielder Miguel Tejada to a Minor League contract.
16. Toronto Blue Jays (23-22)
16. Toronto Blue Jays (23-22)
Juan Francisco has been a pleasant surprise thus far. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images)

Blue Jays optioned right-hander Marcus Stroman to Triple-A Buffalo.
17. Minnesota Twins (21-21)
17. Minnesota Twins (21-21)
Brian Dozier is a nice little player, with some pop and a quality glove. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Mike Pelfrey and left fielder Josh Willingham both began their rehab assignments at Triple-A.
18. Chicago White Sox (22-23)
18. Chicago White Sox (22-23)
Fair to say Scott Carroll isn't much of a strikeout pitcher. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Matt Lindstrom is on the 15-day disabled list with a sublexing outside tendon in his left ankle.
19. New York Mets (20-23)
19. New York Mets (20-23)
Expect good things from Rafael Montero. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Mets manager Terry Collins is sticking with Jenrry Mejia as his closer.
20. Cleveland Indians (19-25)
20. Cleveland Indians (19-25)
The Indians are waiting for Nick Swisher to get going. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The Indians activated veteran Jason Giambi from the disabled list.
21. Seattle Mariners (21-22)
21. Seattle Mariners (21-22)
Corey Hart has yet to hit his stride. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Seattle recalled Nick Franklin from Triple-A Tacoma, after placing Corey Hart on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
22. San Diego Padres (21-24)
22. San Diego Padres (21-24)
Cameron Maybin has been a shot in the arm for an offense that needs it. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

The Padres think their injury-plagued slugger Carlos Quentin will be able to avoid a trip to the disabled list.
23. Kansas City Royals (19-19)
23. Kansas City Royals (19-19)
Jason Vargas continues to pitch well. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Salvador Perez might miss the next two games of the White Sox series after leaving with a sore and swollen right hand in Monday's game.
Todd Frazier is having an underappreciated run. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)Joey Votto missed his fifth straight game with a distal quadriceps strain in his left knee.
24. Cincinnati Reds (19-23)
25. Tampa Bay Rays (19-26)
25. Tampa Bay Rays (19-26)
Erik Bedard threw another solid game, but the bullpen blew it. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Rays optioned reliever Brandon Gomes to Triple-A Durham on Monday.
26. Philadelphia Phillies (19-22)
26. Philadelphia Phillies (19-22)
Chase Utley's performance continues to belie his age. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Cliff Lee underwent an MRI on his elbow on Tuesday, because of tendereness in that left elbow.
27. Arizona Diamondbacks (18-28)
27. Arizona Diamondbacks (18-28)
Tony La Russa could be a solid addition to the D'backs front office. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Aaron Hill was out of the lineup for the third straight game due to a sore right shoulder, MRI results did not reveal any structural damage.
28. Pittsburgh Pirates (18-25)
28. Pittsburgh Pirates (18-25)
Remember when Travis Snider got off to a good start? (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Pirates will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the team's last World Series championship on Wednesday.
29. Houston Astros (16-28)
29. Houston Astros (16-28)
Jonathan Singleton should be up soon. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Matt Dominguez homered twice and Brad Peacock went 6 2/3 innings as the Astros beat the White Sox 8-2.
30. Chicago Cubs (14-28)
30. Chicago Cubs (14-28)
Starlin Castro status: still encouraging. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Chicago Cubs give New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter a No. 2 from the Wrigley Field scoreboard as a gift from the Cubs.

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