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Date Player
6/28/2017 Michael Saunders, Tor, RF
The Blue Jays signed Saunders to a minor league contract Wednesday and assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo.

Analysis: The Canadian-born Saunders won the Final Vote competition for an AL All-Star berth with Blue Jays last season but tailed off in the second half, hitting .178 with eight homers and 15 RBIs. He finished with career-bests of 24 homers and 32 doubles in 140 games. Saunders signed a one-year, $8 million deal with Philadelphia in January but was let go by the last-place Phillies after batting .205 with six homers and 20 RBIs in 61 games.
6/28/2017 Nick Ahmed, Ari, SS
Ahmed has been placed on the DL with a fractured right hand.

Analysis: Ahmed got hurt when he was hit by a pitch on the hand Tuesday. He had been starting regularly at shortstop recently, though that position now may be held down for the foreseeable future by Ketel Marte after he was called up to replace Ahmed.
6/28/2017 Brandon Finnegan, Cin, P
Finnegan has gone back on the DL with a left shoulder problem, potentially putting his season in jeopardy.

Analysis: Finnegan left his start Monday with the injury in his first appearance off the DL after being sidelined two-plus months with a strained left shoulder.
6/28/2017 Mark Melancon, SF, P
Melancon has been placed on the DL due to a right elbow strain.

Analysis: An injury to the same elbow also put him on the DL last month, so the Giants likely won't rush him back this time. The elbow problems could be playing a role in Melancon's disappointing first season in a Giants uniform as he's already blown four saves and posted a 4.35 ERA. Sam Dyson, who had 38 saves for Texas last season, is expected to take over as the closer.
6/28/2017 DJ LeMahieu, Col, 2B
LeMahieu is out of the lineup Wednesday due to a right groin cramp.

Analysis: He left Tuesday's game with the injury, and it's unclear whether he will need to miss additional time.
6/28/2017 Howie Kendrick, Phi, LF
Kendrick is out of Wednesday's lineup to rest his sore left hamstring.

Analysis: Kendrick started Wednesday for the first time in six days because of the tight hamstring, but clearly he's not 100 percent yet. It's uncertain if he will need to miss additional time.
6/28/2017 Miguel Montero, ChC, C
Montero has been designated for assignment, a day after publicly blaming starter Jake Arrieta for the seven stolen bases Washington swiped off him.

Analysis: Montero unloaded on Arrieta for his slow delivery not giving him a chance to throw out baserunners. ''It really sucked because the stolen bases go to me, and when you really look at it, the pitcher doesn't give me any time,'' Montero said. ''So it's just like, `Yeah ok Miggy can't throw nobody out,' but my pitcher doesn't hold anybody on." Montero has caught just 1 of 32 attempted base stealers but is batting .286, so it seems likely another team will claim him.
6/28/2017 Jedd Gyorko, StL, 3B
Jedd Gyorko went 0 for 3 with two RBIs Tuesday as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5. Gyorko added a stolen base. He ended the game with a .294 batting average.

Analysis: Chase Field has been a house of horrors lately for Gyorko, who is just 1 for 21 with three walks in his last six games there.
6/28/2017 Paul Goldschmidt, Ari, 1B
Paul Goldschmidt went 0 for 4 Tuesday as the Arizona Diamondbacks topped the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5. He ended the game with a .327 batting average.

Analysis: Goldschmidt did walk Tuesday to extend his on-base streak to 19 games. He has a .397/.494/.685 slash line in those contests with 22 RBIs and 21 runs. The Diamondbacks face Adam Wainwright on Wednesday, and Goldschmidt is 4 for 11 with two homers and a double lifetime against the veteran right-hander.
6/28/2017 Tommy Pham, StL, CF
Tommy Pham went 1 for 5 Tuesday as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5. Pham scored once and stole a base. He ended the game with a .279 batting average.
6/28/2017 Stephen Piscotty, StL, RF
Stephen Piscotty went 1 for 4 with an RBI Tuesday as the St. Louis Cardinals fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5. Piscotty scored once and stole a base. He ended the game with a .254 batting average.
6/28/2017 Chris Owings, Ari, SS
Chris Owings went 0 for 1 Tuesday as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5. He ended the game with a .292 batting average.
6/28/2017 Chris Iannetta, Ari, C
Chris Iannetta went 1 for 3 with a double and two RBIs Tuesday as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5. He ended the game with a .239 batting average.
6/28/2017 Randal Grichuk, StL, LF
Randal Grichuk went 0 for 4 Tuesday as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5. He ended the game with a .227 batting average.
6/28/2017 José Martínez, StL, 1B
Jose Martinez went 0 for 1 Tuesday as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5. He ended the game with a .276 batting average.
6/28/2017 Paul DeJong, StL, 3B
Paul DeJong went 1 for 4 with an RBI Tuesday as the St. Louis Cardinals fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5. He ended the game with a .284 batting average.
6/28/2017 Yadier Molina, StL, C
Yadier Molina went 1 for 5 Tuesday as the St. Louis Cardinals fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5. He ended the game with a .266 batting average.
6/28/2017 Brandon Drury, Ari, 2B
Brandon Drury went 0 for 4 Tuesday as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5. He ended the game with a .289 batting average.
6/28/2017 Luke Voit, StL, 1B
Luke Voit went 1 for 1 Tuesday as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5. Voit scored once. He ended the game with a .400 batting average.
6/28/2017 Matt Carpenter, StL, 1B
Matt Carpenter went 0 for 2 Tuesday as the St. Louis Cardinals fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5. Carpenter scored twice. He ended the game with a .234 batting average.
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