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Date Player
4/25/2015 Ben Zobrist, LF (Oak), LF
Zobrist has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with torn cartilage in his left knee.

Analysis: Zobrist was batting .240 with one homer and eight RBIs in 14 games. He has started games at second base, left field and right field so far this season.
4/25/2015 Trevor Bauer, P (Cle), P
Bauer is ill and was scratched from his start against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.

Analysis: It was not immediately announced what was wrong with the right-hander. Bauer is 2-0 with a 0.95 ERA.
4/25/2015 Jeff Samardzija, P (CWS), P
Samardzija was suspended five game for his role in a brawl with Kansas City.

Analysis: Samardzija was seen throwing punches and appeared to be one of the instigators of the fight that broke out.
4/25/2015 Chris Sale, P (CWS), P
Sale has been suspended five games for his role in a brawl with Kansas City.

Analysis: Reports said Sale also tried to enter the Royals' clubhouse to continue the fight.
4/25/2015 Kelvin Herrera, P (KC), P
Herrera has been suspended two games for his role in a brawl with the Chicago White Sox.

Analysis: Herrera also was suspended five games earlier this season for a fight between the Royals and Oakland.
4/25/2015 Lorenzo Cain, CF (KC), CF
Cain has been suspended two games for his role in a brawl with the Chicago White Sox.

Analysis: Cain also was fined an undisclosed amount.
4/25/2015 Edinson Volquez, P (KC), P
Volquez has been suspended five games for his role in a brawl with the Chicago White Sox.

Analysis: Volquez will miss at least one start.
4/25/2015 Yordano Ventura, P (KC), P
Ventura was suspended seven games by Major League Baseball for his role in a brawl with the Chicago White Sox.

Analysis: Ventura is a solid young pitcher, but his attitude has gotten him into trouble. Keep an eye on him going forward.
4/25/2015 Josh Hamilton, LF (LAA), LF
Reports that Hamilton might be traded to the Texas Rangers dominated the chatter before the game between the teams Friday night.

Analysis: When asked about the reports that the move could happen in the next few days, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he has had no discussions that Hamilton's status had changed. He said Tuesday that the left fielder was expected to be evaluated at the Angels complex this week. The former AL MVP has been recovering from shoulder surgery and missed spring training.
4/24/2015 Shawn Kelley, P (SD), P
Kelley was placed on the DL with a strained left calf.

Analysis: Kelley has been terrible while going 0-2 with a 10.13 ERA in six appearances to begin his San Diego tenure.
4/24/2015 Hisashi Iwakuma, P (Sea), P
Iwakuma has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat strain, leaving a hole in Seattle's rotation.

Analysis: Iwakuma was placed on the DL prior to Friday's series opener against Minnesota, retroactive to April 21. The right-hander was scheduled to start the series finale against the Twins, and the Mariners did not announce who would start in Iwakuma's place on Sunday.
4/24/2015 Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C (Mia), C
Saltalamacchia on the paternity list Friday.

Analysis: He is expected to miss two or three games.
4/24/2015 Brandon Finnegan, P (KC), P
The Kansas City Royals have recalled Finnegan from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

Analysis: Finnegan was the 17th overall pick in last year's draft. He had a 1.29 ERA in seven regular-season appearances with the Royals in 2014, and then went 1-1 with a 10.50 ERA in seven postseason games. The 22-year-old Finnegan was 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA in two starts with Northwest Arkansas at the time of the promotion.
4/24/2015 Christian Yelich, LF (Mia), LF
Yelich was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of a lower back strain.

Analysis: Yelich, who also spent a two-week stint on the disabled list last season with a similar back injury, is batting only .200 with 13 strikeouts in 11 games. His back has bothered him much of this season, and a diagnosis has proved elusive.
4/24/2015 Adeiny Hechavarria, SS (Mia), SS
Hechavarria was 4 for 4 with three RBIs in Thursday's win in Philadelphia.

Analysis: Hechavarria has a six-game hitting streak and is batting .462 in his last 10.
4/24/2015 Martin Prado, 3B (Mia), 3B
Prado was 4 for 5 with a double and four RBIs in Thursday's win in Philadelphia.

Analysis: After driving in two runs in his first 14 games, Prado has five RBIs in the last two while going 5 for 10.
4/24/2015 Gregory Polanco, RF (Pit), RF
Polanco was 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs in Thursday's win over the Cubs.

Analysis: Polanco is batting .440 over his last seven games.
4/24/2015 Mike Moustakas, 3B (KC), 3B
Moustakas had another three hits in Thursday's win over the White Sox.

Analysis: Moustakas hasn't been driving in many runs, but his .328 average has to be a pleasant surprise after batting .212 last season.
4/24/2015 Eric Hosmer, 1B (KC), 1B
Hosmer had three hits in Thursday's win over the White Sox.

Analysis: Hosmer is 10 for 20 over his last seven games.
4/24/2015 Clay Buchholz, P (Bos), P
Buchholz allowed a run and two hits while striking out 10 in six innings of Thursday's loss to Tampa Bay.

Analysis: He didn't get stuck with the decision after consecutive losses in which he'd allowed 20 hits in 9 1-3 innings.
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