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Date Player
5/24/2015 Anthony Rizzo, ChC, 1B
Rizzo finished with a home run, double and six RBIs in Saturday's 9-6 win at Arizona.

Analysis: Rizzo broke out in a big way after going 2 for 18 over his previous five games.
5/24/2015 Mike Bolsinger, LAD, P
Bolsinger allowed one hit over eight innings in a 2-0 win over San Diego on Saturday. He struck out eight.

Analysis: Bolsinger won his third straight start and is 3-0 with an 0.71 ERA on the season.
5/24/2015 Joe Panik, SF, 2B
Panik went 3 for 4 with an RBI in Saturday's 10-8 win over the Rockies.

Analysis: Panik is 10 for 24 over a six-game hitting streak.
5/24/2015 Andrew McCutchen, Pit, CF
McCutchen appears to be on track, going 3 for 4 with a home run and a double in Saturday's 8-2 win over the Mets.

Analysis: McCutchen is 7 for 12 with two homers over his last three games, raising his average from .225 to .253. Hopefully, you stuck with him through his tough times.
5/24/2015 A.J. Burnett, Pit, P
Burnett continues to surprise. He gave up one run and struck out 10 over seven innings in Saturday's 8-2 win over the Mets.

Analysis: He's won his last four starts and is 4-1 with a 1.37 ERA on the season.
5/24/2015 Cole Hamels, Phi, P
Hamels allowed one run and five hits over eight innings in Saturday's 8-1 win at Washington.

Analysis: Hamels' trade value is soaring right now. He's posted a 1.53 ERA while winning each of his last four starts.
5/24/2015 Ryan Howard, Phi, 1B
Howard stayed hot Saturday, going 3 for 5 with his 10th home run in an 8-1 win at Washington.

Analysis: Howard is 17 for 40 (.425) with four homers and eight RBIs in his last 10 games. He's homered in three of his last four.
5/24/2015 Casey McGehee, SF, 3B
The San Francisco Giants on Sunday designated McGehee for assignment and recalled right-hander Hunter Strickland from Triple-A Sacramento.

Analysis: McGehee, who was acquired from the Miami Marlins in December, was hitting .200 with nine RBIs in 35 games for the Giants. McGehee, who has more than five years of major league service time, said he was not ready to decide whether to accept the assignment to Sacramento.
5/24/2015 Sonny Gray, Oak, P
Gray has left his start early because of a bruised right ankle.

Analysis: Gray was hit in the lower leg by James Loney's grounder in the fourth inning, but remained in the game after being looked at by a team trainer.
5/24/2015 Kyle Lobstein, Det, P
The Detroit Tigers have put Lobstein on the 15-day disabled list because of a sore left shoulder.

Analysis: Lobstein pitched 5 2-3 innings in Saturday's loss to Houston. He's been in the starting rotation because of an injury to Justin Verlander.
5/24/2015 Mike Morin, LAA, P
The Los Angeles Angels placed Morin on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained muscle on his left side.

Analysis: The 24-year old Morin walked off the mound in Saturday's 8-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox after throwing a pitch. Manager Mike Scioscia said before Sunday's game that he didn't have a timetable for Morin's return.
5/24/2015 T.J. McFarland, Bal, P
McFarland has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk by the Baltimore Orioles, and they selected the contract of right-hander Chaz Roe from Norfolk.

Analysis: The move was made before Sunday's game in Miami to reinforce the bullpen following a 13-inning loss Saturday to the Marlins. McFarland pitched the final 1 1/3 innings and took the loss.
5/24/2015 Jose Iglesias, Det, SS
Iglesias exited Saturday's 3-2 loss to Houston.

Analysis: Iglesias bruised his left knee when he made contact with Chris Carter at first on an infield single in the third. He left the game two innings later.
5/23/2015 Brian Matusz, Bal, P
Matusz has left the game against the Miami Marlins in the 12th inning after the umpire crew chief inspected the left-hander's right forearm.

Analysis: With the score 0-0, Matusz retired the first two batters before new Marlins manager Dan Jennings approached home plate umpire Jordan Baker. Baker and crew chief Paul Emmel then went to the mound to talk with Matusz. Orioles manager Buck Showalter joined the conversation, and there was no argument from him as Matusz left the game.
5/23/2015 Yasmani Grandal, LAD, C
The Los Angeles Dodgers placed Grandal on the seven-day concussion list.

Analysis: Grandal, who came to the Dodgers from San Diego in December in the Matt Kemp trade, was taken out of Friday night's 2-1 victory over the Padres after four innings for precautionary reasons. He was struck on the right side of the head by the follow-through of Yangervis Solarte's bat in the third inning, then took a foul tip off the mask by Kemp in the fourth. Grandal is batting .291 with a .403 on-base percentage, four home runs and 17 RBI in 33 games this season.
5/23/2015 Shane Victorino, Bos, RF
The Red Sox have placed Victorino on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a tight left calf.

Analysis: Victorino left Saturday's 8-3 win over Los Angeles with the tight calf that caused him to miss the previous two games. It's his second stint on the DL. He was on it at the end of April with a strained right hamstring.
5/23/2015 Josh Hamilton, Tex, LF
Hamilton says he has been picking up the pace in the minor leagues and is closer to his first game back with the Texas Rangers. That could come as early as Monday, when the Rangers open a three-game series at Cleveland.

Analysis: Before Triple-A Round Rock's scheduled game Saturday night, Hamilton said he likes where he's playing now but is excited about getting back to the major leagues. He was waiting to hear from the Rangers on what was planned for him. Hamilton says he's happy with how he feels after offseason shoulder surgery and his own version of spring training. The Rangers reacquired the 2010 AL MVP in a trade from the Los Angeles Angels nearly on April 27.
5/23/2015 Mat Latos, Mia, P
The Marlins placed starting pitchers Henderson Alvarez and Latos on the 15-day disabled list, recalled right-hander Andre Rienzo and selected the contract of right-hander Vin Mazzaro from Triple-A New Orleans.

Analysis: Latos, who is 1-4 with a 6.12 ERA, is dealing with left knee inflammation, the same knee he had surgery on last season while with Cincinnati.
5/23/2015 Jeff Samardzija, CWS, P
Samardzija allowed two runs and three hits while striking out nine over eight innings in Friday's 3-2 win over Minnesota.

Analysis: After a 1-2 start, Samardzija has gone 3-0 with a 3.72 ERA over his last four starts.
5/23/2015 Alexei Ramirez, CWS, SS
Ramirez had three hits in Friday's 3-2 win over Minnesota.

Analysis: Ramirez had been 2 for 16 over his previous four games. He raised his average from .236 to .250 with Friday's effort.
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