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Date Player
5/30/2016 Bryce Harper, Was, RF
Harper left Monday's game shortly after taking a fastball off the outside part of his right knee in the seventh.

Analysis: The reigning NL MVP went to first base, got doubled off on Daniel Murphy's fly out to left and was replaced by Chris Heisey in right field in the bottom half.
5/30/2016 Jason Hammel, ChC, P
Hammel left Monday's game after his right hamstring cramped while he warmed up for the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Analysis: Hammel had pitched two innings in the scoreless game, giving up one hit and one walk while striking out three. He entered the game 6-1 and ranked fifth in the majors with a 2.17 ERA. He had allowed two or fewer runs in seven of his nine starts.
5/30/2016 Rob Refsnyder, NYY, 2B
The New York Yankees have placed infielder Dustin Ackley on the 15-day disabled list with a dislocated right shoulder and recalled Refsnyder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre.

Analysis: Refnsyder has played in one game for the Yankees this season, hitting a two-run double in a 5-1 victory at Oakland on May 21. He hit .294 with two homers and 10 RBIs in 35 games at Triple-A.
5/30/2016 Ryan Webb, TB, P
Webb was placed on the DL with a right pectoral strain.

Analysis: He has no fantasy value.
5/30/2016 Jimmy Paredes, Tor, 2B
The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled right-hander Ryan Tepera from Triple-A Buffalo and designated Paredes for assignment.

Analysis: Paredes was claimed off waivers from Baltimore on May 16. He played in seven games, batting .267 with one home run and two RBIs.
5/30/2016 Ryan Tepera, Tor, P
The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled Tepera from Triple-A Buffalo and designated utilityman Jimmy Paredes for assignment.

Analysis: This is Tepera's second stint with the Blue Jays in 2016. He has pitched in three games, going 0-1 with an 11.57 ERA.
5/30/2016 Mitch Moreland, Tex, 1B
Moreland homered for the second straight game Sunday.

Analysis: Moreland, who stopped a 1-for-27 skid with a home run Saturday, hit a three-run shot halfway up the upper deck in right field one day later.
5/30/2016 Martín Pérez, Tex, P
Perez earned his third win Sunday.

Analysis: The left-hander gave up two runs in six innings and finished May with a 2.23 ERA.
5/30/2016 Brandon Drury, Ari, LF
Drury was 0 for 4 with three strikeouts Sunday.

Analysis: Drury batted cleanup for the first time in his big league career. Don't expect it to happen again anytime soon.
5/30/2016 Drew Pomeranz, SD, P
Pomeranz was awful Sunday.

Analysis: Pomeranz gave up a season-high six runs, five hits and four walks in five innings with nine strikeouts. His ERA, which had been second to the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw among qualifying pitchers, rose from 1.70 to 2.48.
5/30/2016 Vince Velásquez, Phi, P
Velasquez was demolished by the Cubs on Sunday.

Analysis: Velasquez allowed seven runs and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings. He has yielded five homers in his last two starts.
5/30/2016 John Lackey, ChC, P
Lackey moved to 5-2 on Sunday.

Analysis: Lackey allowed one run in seven innings with six strikeouts.
5/30/2016 Miguel Montero, ChC, C
Montero drilled a solo homer and drove in two runs Sunday.

Analysis: Montero is only batting .227.
5/30/2016 Ben Zobrist, ChC, 2B
Zobrist extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a three-run homer Sunday.

Analysis: Zobrist is hitting .431 in his run.
5/30/2016 Mike Pelfrey, Det, P
Pelfrey fell to 0-5 on Sunday.

Analysis: Pelfrey was charged with three unearned runs on six hits. He walked two and struck out three.
5/30/2016 Víctor Martínez, Det, DH
Martinez went 3 for 4 on Sunday.

Analysis: Martinez leads the AL batting race at .351 along with Boston's Xander Bogaerts.
5/30/2016 Danny Valencia, Oak, 3B
Valencia went 3 for 4 on Sunday.

Analysis: Valencia went 6 for 12 in the weekend set.
5/30/2016 Brian Dozier, Min, 2B
Dozier was hit in the head by Taijuan Walker's pitch in the fifth inning Sunday.

Analysis: The pitch glanced off Dozier's helmet but didn't cause any significant damage. "It kind of grazed the side of my neck and my head. That's what hit my helmet off, but I'm fine," Dozier said.
5/30/2016 Ricky Nolasco, Min, P
Nolasco allowed two runs on three hits over six innings and may have saved his rotation spot Sunday with the Twins.

Analysis: Nolasco rebounded from his worst start of the season his last time out. He lasted just 2 2/3 innings with six runs allowed on eight hits to the Kansas City Royals. Entering Sunday, Nolasco was carrying an 8.14 ERA in May.
5/30/2016 Joe Mauer, Min, 1B
Mauer homered for a third straight game Sunday.

Analysis: Mauer takes his longball show to the Bay Area to face the A's on Monday.
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