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Date Player
7/4/2015 Jarred Cosart, Mia, P
Miami Marlins first baseman Michael Morse is ready to return from the disabled list and Cosart is headed to the minors.

Analysis: They optioned Cosart to Triple-A New Orleans after a rough start Saturday.
7/4/2015 Brayan Pena, Cin, C
Pena was ejected from Saturday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fifth inning after arguing about a replay review that failed to overturn a call that went against Cincinnati.

Analysis: With the Brewers leading 2-1, Ryan Braun was called safe on a steal of third. Reds manager Bryan Price asked for a review, and despite scoreboard videos seeming to show Braun was out, the call stood after a delay of 4 minutes, 11 seconds.
7/4/2015 Bud Norris, Bal, P
Norris will move from the rotation to the bullpen.

Analysis: Norris is 2-7 with a 6.79 ERA in 11 starts. He allowed five runs in six innings in his last start Monday against the Rangers. Showalter says Norris has been dealing with an illness, but was doing better Saturday.
7/4/2015 Donn Roach, ChC, P
The Cubs optioned right-hander Donn Roach to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday.

Analysis: Roach has no value.
7/4/2015 Taylor Teagarden, ChC, C
The Cubs selected catcher Taylor Teagarden's contract from Iowa and optioned right-hander Donn Roach to Triple-A on Saturday.

Analysis: Teagarden has no value.
7/4/2015 David Ross, ChC, C
The Chicago Cubs have placed catcher David Ross on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

Analysis: The move involving the 38-year-old Ross is retroactive to Thursday. He is batting .189 with four RBIs in 38 games.
7/4/2015 Clayton Richard, ChC, P
The Chicago Cubs have selected left-hander Clayton Richard's contract from Triple-A Iowa in time for Saturday's start against the Miami Marlins

Analysis: Richard, acquired Friday from Pittsburgh for cash, was making his first major league appearance since 2013 with San Diego. He had left shoulder surgery in June that season.
7/4/2015 Alex Meyer, Min, P
The Twins optioned right-hander Alex Meyer to Rochester on Saturday.

Analysis: Meyer had a ghastly 16.88 ERA in two relief appearances.
7/4/2015 Jose Abreu, CWS, 1B
Abreu launched his 14th home run Friday.

Analysis: Abreu is 2 for 16 against the O's so this shapes up as a tough weekend for the slugger.
7/4/2015 Avisail Garcia, CWS, RF
Garcia was 2 for 3 on Friday.

Analysis: Garcia is 10 for 23 in a seven-game hitting streak.
7/4/2015 Melky Cabrera, CWS, LF
Cabrera was 2 for 4 with a double on Friday.

Analysis: Cabrera is finally putting it together with a .375 average in his last 10 games.
7/4/2015 Ubaldo Jimenez, Bal, P
Jimenez was a tough-luck loser Friday.

Analysis: Jimenez pitched seven innings and gave up one run on six hits. His four-start win streak unfortunately ended.
7/4/2015 John Danks, CWS, P
Danks pitched his best baseball after a low point in his career as he pitched seven scoreless innings Friday.

Analysis: Danks was impressive after getting skipped in the rotation. The left-hander allowed five hits with five strikeouts and two walks. He was 0-4 in his previous four starts with a 6.85 ERA. "I pitched my way into being the guy that gets skipped," he said.
7/4/2015 Christian Colon, KC, SS
Colon, who was the fourth pick in the 2010 draft, was optioned to Triple-A Omaha.

Analysis: Manager Ned Yost said they want to get more playing for Colon, who had only 78 at-bats in the Royals' first 76 games.
7/4/2015 Tommy Milone, Min, P
Milone did not get a decision Friday.

Analysis: Milone limited the Royals to one run and five hits, while striking out five and walking two in six innings. He is unbeaten in his last six outings.
7/4/2015 Jeremy Guthrie, KC, P
Guthrie did not get a decision Friday.

Analysis: Guthrie allowed two runs and six hits over 7 1-3 innings, throwing a season-high 110 pitches. Monitor him closely before his next start.
7/4/2015 Lorenzo Cain, KC, CF
Cain had three hits and scored the winning run in the 10th inning as the Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Friday night.

Analysis: Cain notched his 16th stolen base. His .305 average is solid.
7/4/2015 Alex Rios, KC, RF
Rios was 2 for 4 on Friday.

Analysis: Rios has six hits in his last 19 at-bats.
7/4/2015 Kendrys Morales, KC, DH
Morales was 2 for 4 on Friday.

Analysis: Morales has been held in check by the Twins with a .233 average.
7/4/2015 Miguel Sano, Min, 3B
Sano recorded his first multihit effort Friday.

Analysis: The stud prospect went 2 for 4. He is 3 for 8 with four strikeouts so fixing the holes in his swing is what he needs to do to help his fantasy owners.
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