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Date Player News
9/1/2014 Drew VerHagen, P (Det) VerHagen was called up from the minors by Detroit on Monday and placed on the 60-day disabled list.

Analysis: The right-hander has a stress reaction in his spine. He took a 6-2 loss to Cleveland in his only major league game July 19, allowing three runs and five hits in five innings.
9/1/2014 Alex Wood, P (Atl) Wood earned his 10th victory in Sunday's 1-0 win over Miami.

Analysis: The left-hander allowed five hits and struck out 12 in eight innings. He's 3-1 with a 2.04 ERA and .185 opponents' batting average in his last five starts.
9/1/2014 Adrian Gonzalez, 1B (LAD) Gonzalez collected four hits in Sunday's win in San Diego.

Analysis: Gonzalez is 12 for 24 over his last seven games.
9/1/2014 Pablo Sandoval, 3B (SF) Sandoval went 3 for 4 with a home run, a triple and three RBIs in Sunday's win over Milwaukee.

Analysis: Sandoval is batting .413 over 12 games.
9/1/2014 Hunter Pence, RF (SF) Pence went 4 for 5 with three runs scored and two RBIs in Sunday's win over Milwaukee.

Analysis: He's batting .404 with 13 runs scored on a 13-game hitting streak.
9/1/2014 Matt Holliday, LF (StL) Holliday went 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs in Sunday's win over Chicago.

Analysis: The slugger has three home runs and nine RBIs in two games.
9/1/2014 Chris Heisey, LF (Cin) Heisey homered twice in Sunday's win in Pittsburgh.

Analysis: He's homered three times in eight at-bats after managing four in his first 225 at-bats.
9/1/2014 Jason Giambi, DH (Cle) The Indians have activated veteran slugger Jason Giambi from the disabled list after he was sidelined for nearly three months.

Analysis: Giambi has been on the 60-day disabled list since June 12 with knee soreness. The 43-year-old recently did a rehab assignment at Double-A Akron.
9/1/2014 Henderson Alvarez, P (Mia) Alvarez has exited Monday's game because of a side injury, slamming the ball into his manager's hand as he left the mound.

Analysis: The 24-year-old right-hander has a strained left oblique. Alvarez retired the first six batters before allowing a home run to Dilson Herrera in the third inning. The Mets scored four times before Alvarez was pulled.
9/1/2014 Jesus Montero, 1B (Sea) The Seattle Mariners have put first baseman-designated hitter Jesus Montero on the suspended list.

Analysis: The 24-year-old Montero was recalled from his rehabilitation assignment Friday following a verbal altercation with a Mariners scout at a Class A Northwest League game. General manager Jack Zduriencik said Friday that Montero wouldn't play again this year following the heated argument in the stands in Boise, Idaho. Zduriencik said the actions of Montero and cross-checker Butch Baccala were "unacceptable" and "embarrassing" for the club.
9/1/2014 Eric Hosmer, 1B (KC) Hosmer was activated from the disabled list on Monday.

Analysis: Hosmer, who had been out with a fractured right hand, was 3 for 10 in two rehab games for Triple-A Omaha.
9/1/2014 Gerrit Cole, P (Pit) The Pirates recalled Cole from rookie-level Bristol.

Analysis: Cole will start Monday's game against St. Louis.
9/1/2014 Cody Ross, LF (Ari) Arizona reinstated Ross from the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf.

Analysis: Ross hit .238 with two homers and 11 RBIs in 66 games this season in his return from a dislocated hip.
9/1/2014 Daniel Hudson, P (Ari) The Arizona Diamondbacks have reinstated Daniel Hudson from the disabled, and the right-hander will likely work in relief in his return from two Tommy John operations.

Analysis: Hudson has not pitched for Arizona since June 26, 2012, when he tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow against the Braves. Hudson was set to return in June 2013, but had a second Tommy John surgery after re-injuring his elbow.
9/1/2014 Joe Saunders, P (Bal) Saunders is back in the major leagues, returning to the Baltimore Orioles after pitching with Triple-A Norfolk.

Analysis: Saunders had a 1.50 ERA in 10 appearances with the Tides. He was signed after going 0-5 with Texas in a stint that ended with a poor showing against the Orioles at Camden Yards.
9/1/2014 Dustin Pedroia, 2B (Bos) Pedroia is out of the lineup for the second straight game because of concussion-like symptoms.

Analysis: Red Sox manager John Farrell said before Monday's game against Tampa Bay that Pedroia is feeling a little better but still experiencing symptoms. Farrell is not optimistic about Pedroia playing in a three-game series with the New York Yankees that begins Tuesday night.
8/31/2014 Carlos Gomez, CF (Mil) Gomez was out of the lineup a day after he felt something pop in his left wrist during a swing in Sunday's 15-5 loss at San Francisco.

Analysis: X-Rays taken Sunday were negative, but manager Ron Roenicke said more tests were upcoming. He said the injury had improved overnight and was hopeful that hard-swinging Gomez would only be out a few days.
8/31/2014 John Mayberry, 1B (Tor) The Philadelphia Phillies have traded Mayberry Jr. to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league infielder Gustavo Pierre.

Analysis: The 30-year-old Mayberry hit .213 with six home runs and 21 RBIs in 63 games for the Phillies this season. He'd been on the disabled list since July 21 because of inflammation in his left wrist, and was expected to be activated Monday.
8/31/2014 Zach McAllister, P (Cle) The Cleveland Indians have called up McAllister from the minors to give their heavily worked bullpen a break.

Analysis: McAllister was promoted from Triple-A Columbus for his fifth stint with Cleveland this year. He is 3-6 with a 5.91 ERA in 14 starts. He also spent a month on the disabled list with a back injury. McAllister has never pitched in relief in the majors, making 64 starts.
8/31/2014 Stephen Strasburg, P (Was) Strasburg got back on track Saturday, allowing one run with eight strikeouts over 7 2-3 innings in a 3-1 win at Seattle.

Analysis: Strasburg had been knocked around in his previous outing, but he's 3-0 with a 2.36 ERA in his last four starts.
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