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Date Player
4/20/2015 Javy Guerra, P (CWS), P
Guerra is out with right shoulder inflammation.

Analysis: Guerra was placed on the disabled list, but it's unclear if he'll need a rehab stint in the minors before returning.
4/20/2015 Nolan Arenado, 3B (Col), 3B
Arenado has been scratched from Monday's lineup with a sore left wrist, the team announced just prior to the start of the game against San Diego. Infielder Rafael Ynoa took his place in the lineup.

Analysis: Arenado, whom the Rockies say is day to day, is hitting .310 with three homers and 10 RBIs.
4/20/2015 Scooter Gennett, 2B (Mil), 2B
Gennett cut his left hand in the shower and needed five stitches, an injury that could land him on the disabled list. Gennett sliced a knuckle on a metal rack after Sunday's game in Pittsburgh. He was out of Monday's lineup in Milwaukee.

Analysis: Gennett hopes to return to the lineup by Wednesday. Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke didn't sound as certain.
4/20/2015 Scott Oberg, P (Col), P
Oberg was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday to clear a roster spot.

Analysis: Oberg was 1-0 with a 10.13 ERA in three games with the Rockies this season.
4/20/2015 Ian Desmond, SS (Was), SS
Desmond was 2 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored Sunday.

Analysis: Desmond is 13 for his last 25 with six runs, four RBIs and one HR in that span.
4/20/2015 Stephen Strasburg, P (Was), P
Strasburg was in top form Sunday to earn a win over Philadelphia.

Analysis: Strasburg pitched 7 1-3 innings and allowed just five hits and one run while striking out seven. His next start will come Saturday at Miami.
4/20/2015 Shane Robinson, RF (Min), RF
Robinson went 3 for 4 with two RBIs in Sunday's win over Cleveland.

Analysis: Robinson is 6 for 9 in his last three games, but he's only got 19 at-bats in nine games this season.
4/20/2015 Kyle Seager, 3B (Sea), 3B
Seager went 3 for 5 with three RBIs Sunday against Texas.

Analysis: He continues to be a steady force in the middle of the Mariners lineup. Seager has driven in eight runs in 12 games this season.
4/20/2015 Neftali Feliz, P (Tex), P
Feliz blew his first save of the season Sunday against Seattle.

Analysis: Not only did Feliz fail to convert Sunday's save opportunity, he also threw 47 pitches - a career-high in 197 relief appearances.
4/20/2015 Austin Jackson, CF (Sea), CF
Jackson had his best game of the young season Sunday, going 3 for 5 with a home run, two runs and two RBIs.

Analysis: Jackson finally put his power on display Sunday with his first home run in 66 games with Seattle. He's hitting .277 on the season.
4/20/2015 Trevor Plouffe, 3B (Min), 3B
Plouffe was 3 for 4 with two doubles in Sunday's win over Cleveland.

Analysis: It was his first multihit game of the season and got his average up to .205.
4/20/2015 Nelson Cruz, RF (Sea), RF
Cruz went 3 for 6 with two home runs and five RBIs, and delivered the walk-off single Sunday in Seattle's win over Texas.

Analysis: Cruz continues to shine in a Mariners uniform. He now has eight home runs through 12 games.
4/20/2015 Jose Altuve, 2B (Hou), 2B
Altuve went 3 for 5 with one run scored Sunday.

Analysis: The three-hit performance moved Altuve above .300 for first time this season. He led MLB with a .341 average in 2014.
4/20/2015 Adam Jones, CF (Bal), CF
Jones was 4 for 5 with a home run and five RBIs in Sunday's win in Boston.

Analysis: Jones is a ridiculous 20 for 35 with five home runs and 14 RBIs on a nine-game hitting streak.
4/20/2015 Steven Souza Jr., RF (TB), RF
Souza was 3 for 5 with a home run, a double and three RBIs in Sunday's loss to the New York Yankees.

Analysis: In his last six games, he's batting .385 with three home runs and eight RBIs.
4/20/2015 Yoenis Cespedes, LF (Det), LF
Cespedes hit a grand slam and a two-run homer, helping the Tigers rout the Chicago White Sox 9-1 on Sunday.

Analysis: It was the first major league grand slam for Cespedes, and both his home runs came off Jose Quintana. Cespedes is now 6 for 8 with four home runs against Quintana for his career. His three homers this season have come in his last three games.
4/20/2015 Shane Greene, P (Det), P
Greene allowed his first earned run of the season Sunday but improved to 3-0 with a 9-1 win over the Chicago White Sox. Greene gave up five hits and four walks in seven innings, but the White Sox hit into four double plays.

Analysis: Greene has a 0.39 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and .160 opponent batting average in 23 innings.
4/20/2015 Andrew McKirahan, P (Atl), P
McKirahan was suspended for 80 games Monday following a positive test for a banned substance under Major League Baseball's drug program.

Analysis: McKirahan is the fifth big league pitcher in 25 days disciplined for using performance-enhancing drugs. He was cited for Ipamorelin, which releases growth hormone.
4/20/2015 Travis d'Arnaud, C (NYM), C
D'Arnaud will be out more than three weeks and left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins will miss more than six weeks after both were injured in the seventh inning of a 7-6 win over Miami.

Analysis: The team said Monday that d'Arnaud will be in a splint for three weeks after his right hand was broken when he was hit by a pitch a day earlier.
4/20/2015 Jerry Blevins, P (NYM), P
Blevins will miss more than six weeks after being injured in the seventh inning of a 7-6 win over Miami.

Analysis: Blevins will be in a splint for six weeks after a line drive fractured his throwing arm.
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