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Date Player
6/26/2016 Taijuan Walker, Sea, P
Walker (right foot tendinitis) threw a bullpen session and could start Thursday when the Mariners host Baltimore.

Analysis: Walker was pulled from his start June 19 after throwing five scoreless innings due to pain in the foot.
6/26/2016 Jordy Mercer, Pit, SS
Mercer left Sunday night's game against the Dodgers at the end of the first inning with head and right ear discomfort.

Analysis: Mercer was injured when he slid into second base and got tangled with Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley while successfully breaking up an attempted double play on David Freese's ground ball to shortstop. Mercer singled to lead off the inning, extending his hitting streak to 11 games.
6/26/2016 Yunel Escobar, LAA, 3B
Escobar has a bone bruise on his left knee.

Analysis: Angels manager Mike Scioscia said the injury doesn't appear as though he's headed for a stint on the disabled list. He's being held out until it heals.
6/26/2016 Paul Goldschmidt, Ari, 1B
Goldschmidt had two hits and four RBIs for Arizona in Sunday's 9-7 loss to Colorado.

Analysis: Goldschmidt has reached base in 48 straight games against the Rockies, a mark that ties him with Mike Piazza, who did it from 1995-99. Goldschmidt has hit safely in 18 of 19 games overall, batting .408 with four homers, 18 RBIs, a .489 OBP and 1.160 OPS.
6/26/2016 Carlos González, Col, RF
Gonzalez had a grand slam in the Rockies' 9-7 victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Analysis: Gonzalez has hit safely in 11 of 12 games, batting .408 with seven doubles. The Rockies host the Blue Jays on Monday, and Gonzalez will face Marco Estrada, against whom he is 1 for 5 with a homer and three strikeouts.
6/26/2016 Mark Reynolds, Col, 1B
Reynolds hit a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Rockies a 9-7 victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Analysis: Reynolds has been on a bit of a hot streak, going 9 for 27 with four homers and eight RBIs in his last seven games.
6/26/2016 DJ LeMahieu, Col, 2B
LeMahieu left in the top of the sixth inning in Sunday's 9-7 win over Arizona with a bruised left knee. He was hurt making a sliding attempt at Paul Goldschmidt's two-run single.

Analysis: LeMahieu walked twice before exiting, and is batting .448 with a .515 OBP in his last seven games. There was no immediate word on his status.
6/26/2016 Doug Fister, Hou, P
Fister had a seven-game winning streak snapped Sunday, allowing four runs and eight hits - including three homers - over 6 2/3 innings in a 6-1 loss to the Royals.

Analysis: Sunday marked the first time in 13 starts that he surrendered more than three runs. He had a 2.59 ERA in his previous 12 outings.
6/26/2016 Cheslor Cuthbert, KC, 3B
Cuthbert homered for the third time in four games in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Astros.

Analysis: Cuthbert is batting .333 with three homers and nine RBIs in his last eight games.
6/26/2016 Kendrys Morales, KC, DH
Morales had his first two-homer game of the season in Sunday's 6-1 win over Houston.

Analysis: Morales has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 starts, batting .390 with four home runs and 13 RBIs.
6/26/2016 Anthony Rizzo, ChC, 1B
Rizzo went 2 for 4 in Sunday's 6-1 loss to Miami.

Analysis: Rizzo, who had missed two games earlier this week due to back stiffness, is batting .522 in his last seven contests. He leads the majors with a 1.210 OPS in June.
6/26/2016 Marcell Ozuna, Mia, CF
Ozuna (left wrist) sat out for the second game in a row Sunday but might return to the lineup Tuesday.

Analysis: Miami's starting center fielder is 8 for 19 with four homers and six RBIs in his last six games.
6/26/2016 Jonathan Schoop, Bal, 2B
Schoop is quietly putting together an outstanding season and it continued in Sunday's 12-5 win over the Rays.

Analysis: Schoop hit his 13th homer Sunday and is batting .474 with 13 runs scored during a nine-game hitting streak. His average is up to .292, its highest since mid-April.
6/26/2016 José Reyes, NYM, SS
Reyes was hitless in three at-bats for Class-A Brooklyn on Sunday in his first minor league game since rejoining the New York Mets.

Analysis: Reyes, a star shortstop with the Mets from 2003-11, batted leadoff and was removed after playing six innings of errorless defense at third base. The 33-year-old Reyes signed a minor league contract with New York on Saturday.
6/26/2016 José Fernández, Mia, P
Fernandez allowed one run in seven innings and struck out 13 in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Cubs.

Analysis: Fernandez improved his career record at Marlins Park to 24-1 with a 1.48 ERA. The right-hander has been pretty good everywhere else, too. This year he has a 2.28 ERA and 138 strikeouts in 94 2/3 innings. He is next slated to take the ball Saturday in Atlanta. In his lone start of the season against the Braves on June 21, he struck out seven over seven scoreless innings of one-hit ball.
6/26/2016 Oswaldo Arcia, TB, LF
Arcia was a bright spot for the Rays in Sunday's 12-5 loss to Baltimore. Playing in his third game since he was acquired by Tampa Bay, Arcia had three hits and three RBIs.

Analysis: Arcia's homer was his first since May 6 and his three RBIs were a season high.
6/26/2016 Chris Davis, Bal, 1B
Moved into the DH role for a day, Davis connected for his seventh career grand slam in Baltimore's 12-5 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday.

Analysis: Davis homered for the second straight day and is batting .323 with seven home runs, 21 RBIs and 15 runs in the last 18 games. His seven slams since 2011 are the most in the majors.
6/26/2016 Adam Jones, Bal, CF
Jones continued his hot stretch with his second four-hit game of the season in Sunday's 12-5 win over Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Since moving into the leadoff spot on May 27, Jones is batting .317 with 10 homers, 29 RBIs and 28 runs in 30 games. The Orioles are 19-11 in that span.
6/26/2016 Chad Kuhl, Pit, P
The Pirates have promoted Kuhl from Triple-A Indianapolis, and the right-hander is slated to make his major league debut Sunday night against Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Analysis: The 23-year-old Kuhl went 6-2 with a 2.58 ERA in 14 starts at Indianapolis. He has compiled a 33-16 record with a 2.79 ERA in 81 starts over four minor league seasons since being drafted in the ninth round in 2013 from the University of Delaware.
6/26/2016 Steve Cishek, Sea, P
Cishek allowed one hit but converted his 17th save in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: Cishek has posted a 1.93 ERA while going 6 for 7 on save opportunities over his last 13 appearances.
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