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Date Player News
4/23/2014 Michael Pineda, P (NYY) New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been ejected from a game against the Boston Red Sox after umpires found with a foreign substance on his neck.

Analysis: Pineda's ejection in the second inning Wednesday night occurred 13 days after he had brown goo on his right hand during a 4-1 win over Boston at Yankee Stadium.
4/23/2014 Josh Johnson, P (SD) San Diego Padres starter Josh Johnson is scheduled to undergo elbow ligament-replacement surgery for the second time and will miss the entire season.

Analysis: The right-hander, signed in November to an $8 million, one-year contract, was placed on the disabled list before the season began. He strained his elbow during spring training and the Padres initially thought he would be out about one month.
4/23/2014 Adam Wainwright, P (StL) Wainwright tied the major league lead for wins with his fourth of the season on Tuesday against the Mets.

Analysis: Wainwright gave up four hits over seven scoreless innings of work - his third scoreless outing in five starts this season.
4/23/2014 Jon Jay, CF (StL) Jay was 2 for 4 and drove in a pair of runs Tuesday against the Mets.

Analysis: Jay is 10 for 28 (.357) over his last eight games after batting just .188 through his first nine contests.
4/23/2014 Dillon Gee, P (NYM) Gee took his first loss of the season Tuesday against St. Louis, yielding two runs and six hits over six innings.

Analysis: Oddly enough, Gee's ERA through five starts (3.58) matches his run-support average.
4/23/2014 Jose Fernandez, P (Mia) Fernandez improved to 3-1 on Tuesday against Atlanta.

Analysis: Fernandez matched his career best with 14 strikeouts over eight shutout innings of three-hit ball. His 47 strikeouts in 31 2-3 innings were the most in baseball entering Wednesday's action.
4/23/2014 Alex Wood, P (Atl) Wood took his third loss in four starts Tuesday against the Marlins despite a strong performance.

Analysis: Receiving zero runs of support for the second straight outing, Wood limited Miami to a run and four hits over eight innings while striking out a career-high 11.
4/23/2014 Billy Hamilton, CF (Cin) Hamilton was 2 for 5 with his eighth stolen base of the season Tuesday against Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Hamilton is 8 for 25 over his last six games while swiping six bags.
4/23/2014 Jay Bruce, RF (Cin) Bruce was 2 for 4 and collected his 12th RBI Tuesday against the Pirates.

Analysis: Bruce is 9 for 22 with four RBIs during a modest five-game hitting streak. He leads Cincinnati with 15 runs scored in 19 games.
4/23/2014 Andrew McCutchen, CF (Pit) McCutchen was 2 for 3 and homered for the second straight game on Tuesday against the Reds.

Analysis: McCutchen is slugging .682 with nine RBIs while collecting at least one hit in 10 of his last 11 games.
4/23/2014 Johnny Cueto, P (Cin) Cueto posted his second straight complete-game against the Pirates, limiting them to one run on three hits Tuesday.

Analysis: Cueto has been one of the best starters in baseball thus far, yielding just six runs with 39 strikeouts in as many innings over five starts. He looks better than ever.
4/23/2014 Edinson Volquez, P (Pit) Volquez suffered his first loss Tuesday against Cincinnati.

Analysis: Volquez was solid in the loss, yielding two runs and five hits over seven innings, but he didn't receive a single run of support. He owns a 1.93 ERA.
4/23/2014 Travis Ishikawa, 1B (Pit) Ishikawa, the Pittsburgh Pirates' opening-day first baseman, refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis and elected to become a free agent. His decision was announced Wednesday.

Analysis: Ishikawa was designated for assignment Friday, when the Pirates acquired first baseman Ike Davis from the New York Mets, and Ishikawa cleared waivers. The 30-year-old hit .206 with one home run in 15 games.
4/23/2014 B.J. Rosenberg, P (Phi) Philadelphia optioned Rosenberg to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday.

Analysis: Rosenberg made eight relief appearances, giving up five earned runs and 13 hits in 6 1-3 innings. His only decision came in a 5-4 win against Miami on April 12, when Jimmy Rollins hit a game-ending home run in the 10th.
4/23/2014 Tommy Milone, P (Oak) Milone didn't record a decision Tuesday against Texas.

Analysis: Milone was charged with three runs and five hits over six innings of work, bumping his ERA up slightly to 4.24.
4/23/2014 James Loney, 1B (TB) Loney was 3 for 4 with his seventh double of the season Tuesday against Minnesota, marking his fifth two-plus hit performance in six games.

Analysis: Loney is hitting .448 with eight RBIs over his last eight games after batting .176 through his first 10 contests.
4/23/2014 Matt Joyce, RF (TB) Joyce was 2 for 5 and drove in two runs Tuesday against Minnesota.

Analysis: Joyce owns an impressive OPS of 1.023 through 19 games.
4/23/2014 Chris Colabello, RF (Min) Colabello extended his hitting streak to seven games Tuesday against the Rays with his second homer of the season.

Analysis: Colabello is hitting .464 during his hitting streak with eight RBIs.
4/23/2014 Brian Dozier, 2B (Min) Dozier connected for his sixth homer of the season Tuesday against the Rays.

Analysis: Dozier isn't blowing anyone away with his ability to hit for contact - he's batting just .221 - but he's scored a major league-best 20 runs in 19 games.
4/23/2014 Alex Wilson, P (Bos) The Red Sox have demoted struggling switch-hitting outfielder Daniel Nava and have recalled right-hander Alex Wilson.

Analysis: Wilson went 1-1 with a 4.88 ERA in 26 games with the Red Sox last year.
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