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Date Player
5/28/2016 Julio Urías, LAD, P
Following a brief major league debut, the Los Angeles Dodgers have optioned the 19-year-old Urias back to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Analysis: Urias, one of baseball's top prospects, threw 42 of 81 pitches for strikes at Citi Field in a much-anticipated big league debut that lasted 59 minutes. He became the first teenage pitcher to start a game in the majors since Seattle's Felix Hernandez in 2005. The left-hander gave up three runs, five hits and four walks while striking out three. He was on the hook for a loss until Los Angeles rallied for four runs in the ninth to tie the score.
5/28/2016 David Wright, NYM, 3B
Wright is out of Saturday's lineup due to a sore neck.

Analysis: Wright, limited to a career-low 38 games by spinal stenosis last season, is considered day to day. The veteran third baseman has homered in three straight games and hit safely in his last six.
5/28/2016 James Loney, NYM, 1B
The Mets have acquired Loney from the Padres in exchange for cash considerations.

Analysis: Loney has spent the season with San Diego's Triple-A affiliate in El Paso after being released by Tampa Bay on April 3. The 32-year-old was hitting .342 with 28 RBIs in 43 games for the Pacific Coast League club. Loney, who hit .280 with four homers and 32 RBIs in 104 games with the Rays last season, is expected to serve as New York's primary first baseman until Lucas Duda returns from injury.
5/28/2016 Rubén Tejada, StL, SS
The Cardinals have designated Tejada for assignment.

Analysis: The shortstop was hitting just .176 with three RBIs in 23 games this season, his first with St. Louis following a six-year stint with the New York Mets.
5/28/2016 Ian Kinsler, Det, 2B
Kinsler tallied three hits and a run scored in Friday's win at Oakland.

Analysis: Tied for the major league lead with 41 runs scored, Kinsler has crossed the plate 11 times during a nine-game stretch in which he's hitting .385 with four homers.
5/28/2016 Nick Castellanos, Det, 3B
Castellanos finished 2 for 4 with a home run in Friday's win at Oakland.

Analysis: Castellanos continues to rake during his so-far breakout season. He's tied for second in the AL with a .341 average and hitting .333 with three homers over his last 10 games.
5/28/2016 Michael Fulmer, Det, P
Fulmer improved to 4-1 by tossing 7 2/3 innings Friday in Oakland.

Analysis: The rookie held the slumping A's to three hits in a second consecutive great outing. Fulmer struck out 11 while throwing seven innings of one-run ball to beat Tampa Bay last Saturday.
5/28/2016 Chris Archer, TB, P
Archer pitched well but was hurt by the long ball in Friday's loss to the Yankees.

Analysis: The Tampa ace allowed home runs to Alex Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran, though only one of the four runs allowed was earned and he did strike out seven in seven innings. Archer has now served up 12 homers in 60 1/3 innings this season, just seven less than he gave up in 212 innings in 2015.
5/28/2016 Álex Rodríguez, NYY, DH
Rodriguez got back in the swing by cracking a two-run homer in Friday's win at Tampa Bay.

Analysis: The homer is A-Rod's lone hit in eight at-bats since returning from a hamstring injury Thursday. He's struck out in four of those plate appearances. Rodriguez can still bring power to your fantasy team, though owners will have to live with a low batting average.
5/28/2016 Masahiro Tanaka, NYY, P
Tanaka won his second consecutive start with Friday's dominant performance at Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Tanaka yielded two singles and didn't walk a batter while working seven scoreless innings in New York's 4-1 win. He was outstanding as well in his previous outing, holding Oakland to a run on five hits through seven frames last Saturday.
5/28/2016 Mike Napoli, Cle, 1B
Napoli homered in Friday's loss to Baltimore.

Analysis: The Cleveland first baseman is now 5 for 14 with two homers and five RBIs over a nice four-game run.
5/28/2016 Francisco Lindor, Cle, SS
Lindor homered and drove in two runs Friday against Baltimore.

Analysis: The young shortstop is swinging a hot bat again, as he collected three hits Tuesday in Chicago following a 1 for 16 stretch.
5/28/2016 Adam Jones, Bal, CF
Jones went 3 for 5 in his first game out of the leadoff spot this season in Friday's win at Cleveland.

Analysis: The lineup switch appeared to jump-start the struggling Jones, who entered the game in a 3-for-37 rut and is hitting a disappointing .235.
5/28/2016 Manny Machado, Bal, 3B
Machado finished with four hits and an RBI in Saturday's win at Cleveland.

Analysis: Machado has gotten back on track by going 7 for 14 over a four-game stretch. He was 4 for 36 with 12 strikeouts over his previous nine.
5/28/2016 Mark Trumbo, Bal, RF
Trumbo went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Saturday's win at Cleveland.

Analysis: The homer was Trumbo's 15th of the season, tied with Todd Frazier and Yoenis Cespedes for the major league lead, and second in as many games. He's hitting .196 since May 12, though.
5/28/2016 Erick Aybar, Atl, SS
Aybar has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised right foot.

Analysis: The veteran shortstop sustained the injury when hit a pitch by Miami's Adam Conley on Friday. Aybar's days of fantasy relevance have passed, as he's hitting an anemic .182 with two stolen bases this season.
5/28/2016 Todd Frazier, CWS, 3B
Frazier hit his 15th homer of the season in Friday's loss at Kansas City.

Analysis: Frazier's homer total is tied for the most in the majors and he's recorded three while going 7 for 20 over his last six games.
5/28/2016 Melky Cabrera, CWS, LF
Cabrera homered in a second straight game by belting a grand slam Friday in Kansas City.

Analysis: Cabrera homered just twice in his first 47 games prior to this power binge, though he's hitting a solid .293 for the season.
5/28/2016 Eric Hosmer, KC, 1B
Hosmer was the hero in Friday's comeback win over the White Sox, recording two of his four RBIs on a go-ahead single in the seventh inning.

Analysis: Hosmer also homered earlier in the game and finished 3 for 4. The first baseman was just 3 for 29 with 11 strikeouts over his previous seven contests.
5/28/2016 Joe Kelly, Bos, P
Kelly struck out eight but was otherwise hit hard in Friday's start at Toronto.

Analysis: Kelly served up a pair of homers and nine hits that led to five runs in just 4 2/3 innings, a far cry from his previous start. The right-hander yielded just one hit over 6 2/3 frames to beat Cleveland in last Saturday's return from the DL.
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