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Date Player
6/29/2016 Mat Latos, CWS, P
Nationals manager Dusty Baker confirmed the team has signed Latos to a minor league contract.

Analysis: Latos, who pitched for Baker in Cincinnati, was designated for assignment by the White Sox on June 9 with a 6-2 record and 4.62 ERA.
6/29/2016 Noah Syndergaard, NYM, P
Syndergaard has cleared up some questions about the status of his elbow, acknowledging he has a bone spur but calling it "pretty insignificant." He said he's being treated with anti-inflammatories.

Analysis: Syndergaard (8-3) struggled Monday night in Washington, squandering a 4-0 lead in a loss that ended his six-game winning streak. He lasted only three innings while giving up five runs and three walks, both season highs. Asked after the game about reports indicating he has a bone spur, the right-hander said he was fine and insisted his elbow wasn't the cause of his shaky performance. He reiterated Wednesday that the poor results were due to his mechanics.
6/29/2016 Nick Vincent, Sea, P
The Mariners have placed Vincent on the 15-day DL with a mid-back strain.

Analysis: Vincent gave up a pair of home runs in an inning of work in his last appearance on Sunday - the third time in seven games he served up a homer. His ERA has gone up from 2.28 to 3.47 over that span.
6/29/2016 Kiké Hernández, LAD, 2B
The Dodgers placed Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday due to left ribcage inflammation.

Analysis: Hernandez got off to a good start this season by batting .440 in his first 10 games, but he's hit .127 in his last 55.
6/29/2016 Hanley Ramírez, Bos, 1B
Ramirez felt some discomfort on his right side after swinging and missing in the sixth inning Wednesday.

Analysis: He was removed as a precaution in the eighth and is day to day.
6/29/2016 Daniel Norris, Det, P
Norris struck out a career-high eight and gave up two runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings in Wednesday's 10-3 win over the Marlins for his first victory of the season.

Analysis: Norris started for the second time this season, replacing Matt Boyd in the rotation after he was sent to Triple-A Toledo earlier this month.
6/29/2016 Ichiro Suzuki, Mia, RF
Suzuki had two more hits in Wednesday's 10-3 loss to the Tigers.

Analysis: Suzuki has had back-to-back two-hit games, increasing his major league total to 2,987 and raising his average to .342. On Thursday, the Marlins begin a four-game set with the Braves, and Suzuki is batting .208 in 15 career games at Turner Field - his lowest average in any of the 30 ballparks he has played in at least seven times.
6/29/2016 Brett Eibner, KC, LF
Eibner has been recalled from Triple-A Omaha for his third stint with the Royals this season.

Analysis: The 27-year-old Eibner was batting .297 in 11 games with five doubles, a home run and seven RBIs with Kansas City.
6/29/2016 Martín Prado, Mia, 3B
Prado had four hits in Wednesday's 10-3 loss to the Tigers.

Analysis: Prado raised his season average to .316, but is only 6 for 31 in seven contests against the Braves, who the Marlins visit for four starting Thursday.
6/29/2016 Víctor Martínez, Det, DH
Martinez had two hits and drove in two runs for the Tigers in their 10-3 win over the Marlins on Wednesday.

Analysis: Martinez has had three straight multihit games, raising his average to .323. On Thursday, the Tigers begin a series with the Rays at Tropicana Field, where in 40 games Martinez is batting .370 - his highest average for any ballpark he has played in more than five times.
6/29/2016 Miguel Cabrera, Det, 1B
Cabrera hit one of three homers for the Tigers in their 10-3 win over the Marlins on Wednesday.

Analysis: Cabrera hit his 18th homer of the season, tying Billy Williams at No. 48 on baseball's career list with 426. On Thursday, the Tigers face Tampa Bay's Jake Odorizzi, and Cabrera has gone 2 for 4 with a double and two walks against him.
6/29/2016 Adam Duvall, Cin, LF
Duvall want 2 for 3 with a solo homer in the Reds' 9-2 loss to the Cubs on Wednesday.

Analysis: The Reds face Washington left-hander Gio Gonzalez on Thursday, and Duvall has hit only three of his 22nd homers against southpaws this season.
6/29/2016 Albert Almora Jr., ChC, CF
Almora hit his first career homer on Wednesday as the Cubs beat the Reds 9-2 to complete a three-game sweep.

Analysis: Almora has cooled a bit after batting .429 with four doubles in his first nine games. He is hitting .179 with two extra-base hits in his last 11 contests.
6/29/2016 Javier Báez, ChC, 3B
Baez went 3 for 5 with a double on Wednesday as the Cubs beat the Reds 9-2 to complete a three-game sweep.

Analysis: Baez, who hit a grand slam in the 15th inning on Tuesday, has driven in a run in three straight games.
6/29/2016 Anthony Rizzo, ChC, 1B
Rizzo legged out his first inside-the-park homer on Wednesday as the Cubs beat the Reds 9-2 to complete a three-game sweep.

Analysis: Rizzo's homer was his 19th and gave him a 10-game hitting streak, during which he's gone 16 for 36 with seven walks.
6/29/2016 Joel De La Cruz, Atl, P
The Atlanta Braves have called up De La Cruz from Triple-A Gwinnett to make his major league debut in Wednesday night's start against the Cleveland Indians.

Analysis: De La Cruz was 1-3 with a 4.68 ERA in 21 appearances, including five starts, with Gwinnett. His ERA as a starter, his most recent role, was 3.38.
6/29/2016 Drew Stubbs, Tex, CF
The Rangers transferred Stubbs to the 60-day disabled list Wednesday. Stubbs went on the 15-day DL on May 23 with a sprained toe.

Analysis: Stubbs signed with Texas after being released by the Braves in early May. He's 4 for 15 with a homer in 10 games for the Rangers.
6/29/2016 Billy Hamilton, Cin, CF
Hamilton left Wednesday's game against the Cubs in the first inning with a facial contusion after being struck in the face by a line drive. With two runners aboard, Anthony Rizzo hit a liner to left-center field. Left fielder Adam Duvall and Hamilton converged on the ball and nearly collided. The ball caromed off Duvall's glove and hit Hamilton near his left eye as Rizzo raced home for an inside-the-park homer. Hamilton is now in concussion protocol for the second time.

Analysis: Hamilton is batting .200 in 11 games since coming off the concussion disabled list.
6/29/2016 Matt Harvey, NYM, P
Harvey showed the best glimpse yet of getting his game back together Tuesday at Washington, but rain cost him the chance get a victory. Harvey was much-improved from most of his starts this season, allowing one run in 3 2/3 innings before a lengthy rain delay.

Analysis: The right-hander still dropped his third straight decision, but he has a 2.27 ERA over his last six starts.
6/29/2016 Anthony Rendón, Was, 3B
Rendon recorded his second straight multi-hit performance and third in four games Tuesday.

Analysis: Rendon is 7 for 15 with four RBIs and four runs scored over that four-game stretch.
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