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Date Player News
8/27/2014 Wilin Rosario, C (Col) The Colorado Rockies placed left-hander Boone Logan and Rosario on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.

Analysis: Rosario, nursing an inflamed left wrist, has batted .248 with 10 home runs and 43 RBIs in 91 games.
8/27/2014 Boone Logan, P (Col) The Colorado Rockies placed Logan and catcher Wilin Rosario on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.

Analysis: Logan, on the disabled list for the third time this season, has left elbow inflammation for the second time. He is 2-3 with a 6.84 ERA in 35 relief appearances.
8/27/2014 David Price, P (Det) Price allowed nine consecutive hits to the New York Yankees in the third inning before being pulled Wednesday night, a stunning outing for the left-hander who had thrown a one-hitter in his previous start.

Analysis: The Yankees scored eight runs in the inning, all charged to Price. Jacoby Ellsbury, New York's leadoff hitter, was also batting first in the third - so the Yankees went all the way through their batting order, with each batter adding a hit before reliever Blaine Hardy replaced Price and retired the first man he faced.
8/27/2014 Chris Young, CF (NYY) The New York Yankees have reached a minor league deal with outfielder Chris Young, who played 88 games this season with the crosstown Mets.

Analysis: The 30-year-old hit .205 for the Mets before his release this month. He's shown power at times in his career, hitting 32 home runs in 2007 with Arizona, but he's always struggled to get on base. The minor league season is winding down, but manager Joe Girardi says it's not his call whether Young will join the Yankees in September.
8/27/2014 David Ortiz, DH (Bos) Ortiz is back in the Boston Red Sox lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays after sitting out the past two nights with a sore right foot.

Analysis: Ortiz left Sunday's game against Seattle in the sixth, two innings after fouling a ball off his foot. The veteran slugger is batting .265 with 30 home runs, the fifth-highest total in the majors. With 93 RBIs, he's one behind Chicago's Jose Abreu for the AL lead.
8/27/2014 Sergio Santos, P (Tor) The Blue Jays recalled right-hander Chad Jenkins from Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday and designated Santos for assignment.

Analysis: Santos is 0-3 with an 8.57 ERA in 26 games this season. He was also designated for assignment on July 21, but promoted again on Aug. 23 after a successful stint at Triple-A.
8/27/2014 Jorge Soler, RF (ChC) Soler was called up from Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday.

Analysis: The Cubs' top prospect was in the starting lineup for his major league debut.
8/27/2014 Ryan Sweeney, CF (ChC) The Cubs put Sweeney and Justin Ruggiano on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday before the second game of their series against the Cincinnati Reds.

Analysis: Sweeney had to leave the Cubs' 3-0 victory on Tuesday with a pulled hamstring.
8/27/2014 Madison Bumgarner, P (SF) Bumgarner threw a one-hitter with a career high-matching 13 strikeouts Tuesday in a 3-0 win over Colorado.

Analysis: The left-hander reached 15 wins and has now fired complete games in three of his last five starts with a pair of shutouts. He's 3-1 with a 1.58 ERA and .152 opponents' batting average in five August starts and has fanned 49 batters over the 40-inning span.
8/27/2014 Justin Turner, 3B (LAD) Turner had two hits and two RBIs in Tuesday's win in Arizona.

Analysis: He's batting .373 over his last 21 games with six RBIs in his last six contests.
8/27/2014 Dee Gordon, 2B (LAD) Gordon collected three hits and an RBI in Tuesday's win in Arizona.

Analysis: He's 11 for 24 over a six-game hitting streak.
8/27/2014 Matt Kemp, CF (LAD) Kemp went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer in Tuesday's win over Arizona.

Analysis: Kemp's success has leveled out since putting together a few scorching weeks in July, but he's still batting .309 with a .902 OPS in 43 games since July 6.
8/27/2014 Justin Upton, LF (Atl) Upton went 3 for 3 with an RBI in Tuesday's loss to the New York Mets.

Analysis: Upton had been 0 for 9 in his previous two games, but he's batting .379 with 21 RBIs in his last 16 games.
8/27/2014 Jorge De La Rosa, P (Col) De La Rosa struck out five and walked two in five-plus innings Tuesday before leaving with a left thumb contusion.

Analysis: De La Rosa's status is not known.
8/27/2014 Anthony Rizzo, 1B (ChC) Rizzo left Tuesday in the eighth with lower back tightness.

Analysis: Rizzo drilled his 30th homer earlier in the contest as the Cubs moved within 3 1/2 games of the fourth-place Reds.
8/26/2014 Shane Robinson, RF (StL) St. Louis put Robinson on the 15-day disabled list with a partially dislocated left shoulder.

Analysis: Robinson hurt himself while trying to steal second late in a 3-2 win over the Pirates on Monday. He went back to St. Louis for an MRI on Tuesday. Manager Mike Matheny said there is no timetable for Robinson's return.
8/26/2014 Andrew McCutchen, CF (Pit) McCutchen has left Pittsburgh's game with the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday with left rib discomfort.

Analysis: McCutchen departed after flying out to right in the bottom of the fifth inning on Tuesday night. The reigning NL MVP spent 15 days on the disabled list with fractured rib cartilage earlier this month and appeared to aggravate the injury in the third inning when he collided with the wall while tracking down a fly ball by Matt Carpenter.
8/26/2014 Wade LeBlanc, P (LAA) LeBlanc has been designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels, one day after a poor debut for the club.

Analysis: LeBlanc lasted just 3 1-3 innings against Miami on Monday in his first start for the Angels, yielding seven hits and six runs. He was recalled to take the rotation spot of Garrett Richards, who is out for the season with a left knee injury. The rotation spot likely will be filled by minor leaguers Randy Wolf or Michael Roth on Saturday.
8/26/2014 Adam Eaton, P (Col) The Chicago White Sox have activated Eaton from the 15-day disabled list.

Analysis: Eaton is leading off and playing center field for Tuesday night's game against Cleveland. Eaton, 25, was placed on the disabled list Aug. 9 with a strained right oblique. He went 3 for 10 in two games with Triple-A Charlotte on a rehab assignment.
8/26/2014 Daniel Murphy, 2B (NYM) Murphy and David Wright are out of the Mets' lineup because of injuries, leaving New York without two of its top hitters for the opener of a three-game series against Atlanta.

Analysis: Both players left Sunday's 11-3 win at Dodger Stadium. Murphy, who leads the NL in hits, was removed late in the game due to tightness in his right calf and says he is day to day. He expected to be examined by a doctor Tuesday.
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