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|4/17/2014||Joe Kelly, P (StL)||Kelly was removed from Wednesday's game after throwing just four innings because of a strained left hamstring. He allowed three hits and no earned runs while taking the loss to Milwaukee. The injury took place after he fouled a ball off his leg.
Analysis: The Cardinals' fifth starter has an ERA of 0.59 through three starts, including Wednesday's. He will be evaluated furthur by the team's doctors.
|4/17/2014||Dane De La Rosa, P (LAA)||De La Rosa was sent to AAA to rehab from right shoulder irritation.
Analysis: De La Rosa, who was activated off the DL last Friday after missing much of the spring because of right forearm tightness and elbow inflammation, retired only one of three hitters he faced this season.
|4/17/2014||Hanley Ramirez, SS (LAD)||Ramirez left the game against the San Francisco Giants after getting hit by a pitch on the top of his left hand. The team says X-rays on his hand were negative.
Analysis: He was tended to by a team trainer and manager Don Mattingly for a couple of minutes before being replaced by Justin Turner. Ramirez entered the game hitting .291 with two home runs and seven RBIs.
|4/16/2014||Chase Headley, 3B (SD)||Headley was out of Wednesday night's starting lineup against Colorado because of a strained right biceps.
Analysis: Headley was injured in the batting cage before Tuesday night's game against the Rockies, according to Padres manager Bud Black. Headley went 0 for 4, dropping his average to .160 with one homer and four RBIs.
|4/16/2014||Brennan Boesch, RF (LAA)||The Los Angeles Angels have placed outfielder Kole Calhoun on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of a sprained ligament in his right ankle and selected Boesch to the major league roster.
Analysis: Boesch, who signed with the Angels in January as a free agent, began the season with Triple-A Salt Lake. He played in 23 games last year with the Yankees after spending his first three big league seasons with Detroit.
|4/16/2014||Kole Calhoun, RF (LAA)||The Los Angeles Angels have placed Calhoun on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of a sprained ligament in his right ankle and selected outfielder Brennan Boesch to the major league roster.
Analysis: Calhoun is batting .250 with three homers and six RBIs in 14 games. He had been playing right field in place of injured slugger Josh Hamilton. Calhoun is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after rolling in his ankle in the 11th inning of the Angels' 10-9 loss to Oakland on Tuesday night.
|4/16/2014||George Springer, RF (Hou)||Springer is making his major league debut on Wednesday night, batting second and playing right field for the Houston Astros.
Analysis: He's the first of a group of top prospects expected to help the Astros back to respectability after three straight 100-loss seasons. The 24-year-old outfielder had 37 homers and 108 RBIs with 45 stolen bases combined in Double-A and Triple-A last year.
|4/16/2014||Logan Morrison, 1B (Sea)||The Seattle Mariners placed Morrison on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.
Analysis: Morrison, who hasn't played since leaving Monday's game, has a strained right hamstring. Manager Lloyd McClendon said he was concerned that Morrison could aggravate the injury during this weekend's series at Miami.
|4/16/2014||Bryce Harper, LF (Was)||Harper has been scratched from the Washington Nationals' game at Miami because of tightness in his left quadriceps.
Analysis: Harper was replaced in the lineup Wednesday by Tyler Moore. The Nationals were already without three injured starters. Harper had playing despite the ailment since last Friday, and he left Monday's game in the seventh inning after he slipped running the bases. Even so, he has been on a tear at the plate lately, batting .483 over the past eight games.
|4/16/2014||Brad Hand, P (Mia)||Right-hander Kevin Slowey will move into the Miami Marlins' rotation to replace Hand and start Sunday against Seattle.
Analysis: Hand fell to 1-11 as a starter when he lost Monday to Washington. He'll return to a long-relief role, manager Mike Redmond said Wednesday.
|4/16/2014||Kevin Slowey, P (Mia)||Slowey will move into the Miami Marlins' rotation to replace struggling left-hander Brad Hand and start Sunday against Seattle.
Analysis: The start will be first for Slowey since July 8. He started 14 games for Miami last year and went 3-6 overall with a 4.11 ERA.
|4/16/2014||Jason Hammel, P (ChC)||Hammel suffered his first loss Wednesday.
Analysis: Hammel allowed three runs in seven innings. It was a solid start and there is no shame in being outpitched by Yankees stud newcomer Masahiro Tanaka.
|4/16/2014||Masahiro Tanaka, P (NYY)||Tanaka dominated again in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Cubs.
Analysis: Tanaka struck out 10 and allowed two bunt hits in eight sparkling innings. You know what you are going to get in fantasy play with the Yankees newcomer - lots of strikeouts and a great effort. He has taken the majors by storm, there is simply no doubt about that.
|4/16/2014||Jose Tabata, RF (Pit)||Tabata was helped off the field on Wednesday after he slammed into the outfield wall while making a catch in the fifth inning.
Analysis: Tabata caught up with Brayan Pena's fly ball just in front of the wall and turned at the last moment, hitting the wall hard with his left side. He fell to the ground, held up his glove to show he still had the ball and remained down for several minutes. Tabata walked off the field slowly and had to be helped down the steps to the clubhouse. Starling Marte replaced him in left field.
|4/16/2014||Robbie Ross Jr., P (Tex)||Ross limited Seattle to five singles in seven-plus innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 5-0 Tuesday night.
Analysis: Ross, a former reliever, got his first win as a starter in his third try. Who knows how many more starts he will get so you shouldn't be scurrying to pick him up.
|4/16/2014||Prince Fielder, 1B (Tex)||Fielder finally went yard Tuesday.
Analysis: Fielder ended a 13-game homerless streak to start the season. Told before the game that he was a game away from tying the longest drought to start a season in his career, Fielder casually figured it was about time for a long ball. "I was just messing around," he said. Fantasy owners would probably like to see a little more intensity and production from him rather than jokes with reporters.
|4/16/2014||Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B (Tex)||Kouzmanoff was outstanding Tuesday.
Analysis: Kouzmanoff went deep as part of a three-hit effort with three RBIs. Maybe the journeyman could get on a roll.
|4/16/2014||Corey Hart, 1B (Sea)||Hart had two hits Tuesday.
Analysis: Hart is 8 for 40 with a paltry .681 OPS.
|4/16/2014||Blake Beavan, P (Sea)||Beavan slumped to Tuesday's 5-0 defeat to Texas and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Analysis: Beavan was called up from Triple-A Tacoma to fill in for rookie left-hander James Paxton, who is out with a strained muscle in his back. He gave up six hits - two homers and four singles - in four innings with one strikeout. He came out for Dominic Leone because of shoulder soreness.
|4/16/2014||Jake Peavy, P (Bos)||Peavy made an emotional return Tuesday against his former team, the White Sox, in Chicago.
Analysis: Peavy allowed one run and three hits in six innings on 113 pitches against his former team in his third straight no-decision. He struck out eight and walked four. He will face the O's next.
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