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|7/5/2015||Hanser Alberto, Tex, 2B|
|The Dodgers optioned Alberto to Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday.
Analysis: Alberto batted .247 in 25 games with the Rangers since being recalled from Round Rock on May 28. He had started just one of the previous 12 games.
|7/5/2015||Starling Marte, Pit, LF|
|Marte left Sunday's game against the Cleveland Indians because of discomfort in his left side while batting in the fourth inning.
Analysis: Marte motioned for a trainer after swinging and missing at a pitch from Danny Salazar. Marte went 0-for-8 in the three-game series after entering with an eight-game hitting streak.
|7/5/2015||Travis Ishikawa, SF, 1B|
|The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed first baseman Travis Ishikawa off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.
Analysis: Ishikawa, 31, was 0 for 5 in six games for the Giants this season. He also hit a combined .266 with four home runs and 20 RBIs in 37 games with Triple-A Sacramento and Class A San Jose.
|7/5/2015||Carlos Frias, LAD, P|
|Frias has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with lower back tightness, although the right-hander isn't expected to be there too long.
Analysis: Manager Don Mattingly said Sunday he isn't too concerned that Frias will be out long because an MRI showed no structural damage. He declined to say who would start Monday. Frias' DL stint is retroactive to July 1.
|7/5/2015||David Ortiz, Bos, DH|
|Ortiz used his glove to start a game in Fenway Park for the first time in nearly 10 years after starting at first base Sunday against Houston.
Analysis: Boston's regular designated hitter hasn't started a non-interleague game at first since Aug. 5, 2006, when the Red Sox played at Tampa Bay.
|7/4/2015||Jarred Cosart, Mia, P|
|Miami Marlins first baseman Michael Morse is ready to return from the disabled list and Cosart is headed to the minors.
Analysis: They optioned Cosart to Triple-A New Orleans after a rough start Saturday.
|7/4/2015||Brayan Pena, Cin, C|
|Pena was ejected from Saturday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fifth inning after arguing about a replay review that failed to overturn a call that went against Cincinnati.
Analysis: With the Brewers leading 2-1, Ryan Braun was called safe on a steal of third. Reds manager Bryan Price asked for a review, and despite scoreboard videos seeming to show Braun was out, the call stood after a delay of 4 minutes, 11 seconds.
|7/4/2015||Bud Norris, Bal, P|
|Norris will move from the rotation to the bullpen.
Analysis: Norris is 2-7 with a 6.79 ERA in 11 starts. He allowed five runs in six innings in his last start Monday against the Rangers. Showalter says Norris has been dealing with an illness, but was doing better Saturday.
|7/4/2015||Donn Roach, ChC, P|
|The Cubs optioned right-hander Donn Roach to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday.
Analysis: Roach has no value.
|7/4/2015||Taylor Teagarden, ChC, C|
|The Cubs selected catcher Taylor Teagarden's contract from Iowa and optioned right-hander Donn Roach to Triple-A on Saturday.
Analysis: Teagarden has no value.
|7/4/2015||David Ross, ChC, C|
|The Chicago Cubs have placed catcher David Ross on the seven-day concussion disabled list.
Analysis: The move involving the 38-year-old Ross is retroactive to Thursday. He is batting .189 with four RBIs in 38 games.
|7/4/2015||Clayton Richard, ChC, P|
|The Chicago Cubs have selected left-hander Clayton Richard's contract from Triple-A Iowa in time for Saturday's start against the Miami Marlins
Analysis: Richard, acquired Friday from Pittsburgh for cash, was making his first major league appearance since 2013 with San Diego. He had left shoulder surgery in June that season.
|7/4/2015||Alex Meyer, Min, P|
|The Twins optioned right-hander Alex Meyer to Rochester on Saturday.
Analysis: Meyer had a ghastly 16.88 ERA in two relief appearances.
|7/4/2015||Jose Abreu, CWS, 1B|
|Abreu launched his 14th home run Friday.
Analysis: Abreu is 2 for 16 against the O's so this shapes up as a tough weekend for the slugger.
|7/4/2015||Avisail Garcia, CWS, RF|
|Garcia was 2 for 3 on Friday.
Analysis: Garcia is 10 for 23 in a seven-game hitting streak.
|7/4/2015||Melky Cabrera, CWS, LF|
|Cabrera was 2 for 4 with a double on Friday.
Analysis: Cabrera is finally putting it together with a .375 average in his last 10 games.
|7/4/2015||Ubaldo Jimenez, Bal, P|
|Jimenez was a tough-luck loser Friday.
Analysis: Jimenez pitched seven innings and gave up one run on six hits. His four-start win streak unfortunately ended.
|7/4/2015||John Danks, CWS, P|
|Danks pitched his best baseball after a low point in his career as he pitched seven scoreless innings Friday.
Analysis: Danks was impressive after getting skipped in the rotation. The left-hander allowed five hits with five strikeouts and two walks. He was 0-4 in his previous four starts with a 6.85 ERA. "I pitched my way into being the guy that gets skipped," he said.
|7/4/2015||Christian Colon, KC, SS|
|Colon, who was the fourth pick in the 2010 draft, was optioned to Triple-A Omaha.
Analysis: Manager Ned Yost said they want to get more playing for Colon, who had only 78 at-bats in the Royals' first 76 games.
|7/4/2015||Tommy Milone, Min, P|
|Milone did not get a decision Friday.
Analysis: Milone limited the Royals to one run and five hits, while striking out five and walking two in six innings. He is unbeaten in his last six outings.
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