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Date Player
5/25/2015 Steven Souza Jr., TB, RF
Souza sprained his left wrist in a collision at home plate in Sunday's 7-2 loss to Oakland.

Analysis: The Rays, who have been playing with 13 pitchers and only a three-man bench, aren't sure if Souza will be available for Monday night's game against Seattle. The disabled list is a possibility, manager Kevin Cash said. Souza made contact with A's catcher Stephen Vogt as he was being tagged out while trying to score from first base on James Loney's first-inning single.
5/25/2015 Anthony Varvaro, Bos, P
Varvaro is expected to miss the rest of this season after undergoing surgery, is reporting.

Analysis: The Boston Red Sox right-hander has a right flexor strain.
5/24/2015 Corey Kluber, Cle, P
Kluber allowed one run and struck out seven over eight innings Saturday.

Analysis: The reigning AL Cy Young winner has a 0.72 ERA and 37 strikeouts over his last three starts.
5/24/2015 Jared Burton, Tex, P
Burton has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers and will report Tuesday to Triple-A Round Rock.

Analysis: The 33-year-old Burton was 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in four appearances this year with Class A Tampa and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He was released by the New York Yankees on May 16. Burton is 18-19 with a 3.44 ERA and 10 saves in 367 relief appearances with Cincinnati (2007-11) and Minnesota (2012-14).
5/24/2015 Shin-soo Choo, Tex, RF
Choo delivering a three-run homer and an RBI single in the same inning of Saturday's 15-4 win over the Yankees.

Analysis: Choo hit .096 with one homer and five RBIs in 16 April games, but he's batting .316 with six home runs and 17 RBIs in 22 contests this month.
5/24/2015 Prince Fielder, Tex, 1B
Fielder finished 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs in Saturday's 15-4 win over the Yankees.

Analysis: He's gone deep three times with seven RBIs in the series and is batting .405 on a 10-game hitting streak against New York.
5/24/2015 Mike Napoli, Bos, 1B
Napoli homered twice in Saturday's win over the Angels.

Analysis: Napoli has homered three times in two games and could be on the verge of finally jumping over .200 for the season. He's batting a season-best .193.
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.
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