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Date Player
9/27/2016 A.J. Cole, Was, P
Cole received a five-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch near the head of Jung Ho Kang of the Pittsburgh Pirates during Sunday's game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Cole's suspension was scheduled to begin Tuesday, when the Nationals play the Arizona Diamondbacks. However, Cole has decided to file an appeal, so he will be allowed to play until the appeal is heard.
9/27/2016 Ryan Braun, Mil, LF
Braun isn't in the lineup Tuesday because of a sore wrist.

Analysis: The star slugger is considered day-to-day.
9/27/2016 Eduardo Núñez, SF, SS
Nunez is out of the lineup on Tuesday night.

Analysis: Nunez is dealing with a hamstring injury and his status is uncertain.
9/27/2016 Dillon Gee, KC, P
Gee has two blood clots and will not pitch again this season. He finishes with an 8-9 record and a 4.68 ERA in 33 games, including 14 starts.

Analysis: Gee was the winning pitcher Sunday at Detroit but was hospitalized after the game. Manager Ned Yost said Gee has a blood clot in one of his lungs and a shoulder. Gee was shut down in July 2012 while with the Mets with a blood clot in his right shoulder that required surgery.
9/27/2016 Drew Pomeranz, Bos, P
Pomeranz isn't going to make his scheduled start Thursday due to left forearm soreness.

Analysis: Henry Owens will get the call instead. Pomeranz will go to the bullpen for the rest of the season.
9/27/2016 Devon Travis, Tor, 2B
Travis is out of Tuesday's lineup after he jammed his surgically repaired left shoulder during a shoving match with the Yankees on Monday.

Analysis: The second baseman is considered day-to-day.
9/27/2016 Elvis Andrus, Tex, SS
Andrus stayed hot Monday with three hits - including a double - in a 8-3 loss to the Brewers.

Analysis: Andrus has gone 5 for 8 with three extra-base hits and four RBIs over his last two games.
9/27/2016 Carlos Gómez, Tex, CF
Gomez went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs in Monday's loss to the Brewers.

Analysis: After struggling for much of the season, Gomez is batting .378 over his last nine games with Texas.
9/27/2016 Cole Hamels, Tex, P
Manager Jeff Banister moved Hamels' final regular-season start up from Friday against Tampa Bay to Wednesday's series finale vs. Milwaukee.

Analysis: He said the change was made to allow Colby Lewis and Perez to start the last two games against the Rays.
9/27/2016 Jeremy Jeffress, Tex, P
Jeffress, acquired by Texas from Milwaukee along with Jonathan Lucroy on Aug. 1, made his first appearance since being reinstated Friday from the restricted list on Monday.

Analysis: He was arrested on a drunken driving charge in Dallas on Aug. 26 and was sent to an inpatient rehab clinic. Jeffress retired all four batters he faced.
9/27/2016 Matt Garza, Mil, P
Jonathan Villar homered twice and had a career-high five RBIs and Garza beat his former team as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Rangers 8-3 on Monday.

Analysis: Garza (6-8) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings. He spent the second half of the 2013 season with Texas as a rental acquisition from the Chicago Cubs, going 4-5 with a 4.38 ERA. It was Garza's first appearance against Texas since 2010.
9/27/2016 Martín Pérez, Tex, P
Perez (10-11) was looking to set a career high for wins in a season in Monday's 8-3 loss to the Brewers. He gave up a season-high eight earned runs and nine hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Analysis: His home record this season fell to 8-3.
9/27/2016 Jonathan Villar, Mil, SS
Villar homered twice and had a career-high five RBIs and Matt Garza beat his former team as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Rangers 8-3 on Monday.

Analysis: Villar had been scuffling with two hits in 29 at-bats and 13 strikeouts over his previous nine contests.
9/27/2016 Jaime García, StL, P
Garcia (10-13) lasted just one inning in his shortest outing of his career and possibly last as a Cardinal in Monday's 15-2 loss to the Reds.

Analysis: Garcia drew boos from the 34,942 fans after Brandon Phillips easily swiped third base after it appeared Garcia didn't bother to look him back.
9/27/2016 Tim Adleman, Cin, P
Reds starter Tim Adleman (3-4) retired the first 10 Cardinals he faced and went a career-long seven innings in Monday's 15-2 win.

Analysis: It was his first win since Aug. 19.
9/27/2016 Adam Conley, Mia, P
Conley pitched three scoreless innings in the Marlins' 7-3 win over the Mets on Monday. He replaced the late Jose Fernandez, who had been scheduled to make his final start of the year.

Analysis: Conley returned from finger tendinitis that had sidelined him since Aug. 13, and was followed by eight relievers.
9/27/2016 Brandon Phillips, Cin, 2B
Phillips came up big with four hits - including his 34th double - in the Reds' 15-2 win over St. Louis on Monday.

Analysis: Phillips is finishing strong with a .393 average over his last 14 games.
9/27/2016 Bartolo Colón, NYM, P
Colon allowed a season-high seven runs in 2 1/3 innings in a 7-3 loss to the Marlins on Monday.

Analysis: Colon gave up six earned runs over 32 2/3 inning in his previous five starts.
9/27/2016 Justin Bour, Mia, 1B
Bour finished a homer short of the cycle for the Marlins, who totaled 14 hits and mixed cheers with the tears of the past two days by beating the New York Mets 7-3 on Monday night in their first game since Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident.

Analysis: Bour had been just 7 for 48 (.146) without an extra-base hit in his first 16 games since coming off the 60-day DL.
9/27/2016 Aledmys Diaz, StL, SS
Diaz returned Tuesday after he had left the Cardinals to join Miami late ace Jose Fernandez' family in a private ceremony.

Analysis: Diaz and Fernandez, the Miami Marlins pitcher who died in a boating accident early Sunday morning, were boyhood friends.
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