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Date Player News
7/30/2014 Matt Kemp, CF (LAD) Kemp went 3 for 4 with a pair of two-run homers in Tuesday's 8-4 win over Atlanta.

Analysis: Kemp is batting .452 with two homers and nine RBIs over an eight-game stretch.
7/30/2014 Nate Schierholtz, RF (ChC) Schierholtz saw his average dip to .198 after going 0 for 7 in Tuesday's 4-3, 16-inning win over Colorado.

Analysis: Schierholtz, 3 for his last 35, owns baseball's lowest average among qualified players.
7/30/2014 Emilio Bonifacio, 2B (ChC) Bonifacio hit his second homer of the year in Tuesday's 4-3, 16-inning win over Colorado.

Analysis: Bonifacio finished the game 4 for 7 with two runs and two RBIs. He is 14 for 35 (.400) over eight games since coming off the DL.
7/30/2014 Stephen Strasburg, P (Was) Strasburg allowed one run over seven innings but took the loss in Tuesday's 3-0 defeat at Miami.

Analysis: Strasburg is now 1-4 with an 8.63 ERA in his last five road starts against the Marlins.
7/30/2014 Henderson Alvarez, P (Mia) Alvarez threw seven innings of three-hit ball to beat Washington 3-0 on Tuesday.

Analysis: Alvarez has allowed two runs or fewer in all but one of his last 13 starts.
7/30/2014 Jimmy Rollins, SS (Phi) Rollins hit his 14th homer in Tuesday's 6-0 road win over the New York Mets.

Analysis: Rollins has six homers, 15 RBIs and 15 runs over the last 17 games.
7/30/2014 Chase Utley, 2B (Phi) Utley hit a grand slam in Tuesday's 6-0 road win over the New York Mets.

Analysis: Utley is batting .344 with eight RBIs over the last eight games.
7/30/2014 Cole Hamels, P (Phi) Hamels turned in another gem Tuesday against the Mets.

Analysis: Hamels allowed six hits and struck out eight in the 6-0 win. He's 4-0 with a 1.47 ERA in his last five outings.
7/30/2014 Todd Frazier, 3B (Cin) Frazier went 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's 3-0 win over Arizona.

Analysis: Frazier also stole a base, giving him 16 on the season.
7/30/2014 Mike Leake, P (Cin) Leake allowed five hits and struck out eight over 7 2-3 innings to beat Arizona 3-0 on Tuesday.

Analysis: Leake is 3-0 with a 2.20 ERA over his last four home starts.
7/30/2014 Sean Doolittle, P (Oak) Doolittle converted his 16th save with a 1-2-3 ninth in Tuesday's 7-4 win at Houston.

Analysis: Doolittle has posted a 0.96 ERA in nine appearances this month, converting each of his five save chances.
7/30/2014 Yoenis Cespedes, LF (Oak) Cespedes went 3 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's 7-4 win at Houston.

Analysis: Cespedes has hit safely in nine of 10, batting .357 with three homers and 11 RBIs.
7/30/2014 Nick Castellanos, 3B (Det) Castellanos wasn't able to go Tuesday due to a right index finger contusion. He was hit by a ball during batting practice.

Analysis: He's considered day to day for the Tigers.
7/30/2014 Shae Simmons, P (Atl) The Braves placed Simmons on the disabled list Tuesday, retroactive to July 27, with a right shoulder strain.

Analysis: Simmons had been struggling lately and isn't considered much of a fantasy option.
7/29/2014 Neil Ramirez, P (ChC) The Chicago Cubs have put Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list with a sore triceps.

Analysis: The Cubs had optioned Ramirez to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday and recalled right-handed pitcher Blake Parker. Ramirez has pitched 28 innings in relief this season, leading all Cubs relievers with an 0.96 ERA. The 25-year-old rookie was acquired last season in a trade that sent starting pitcher Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers.
7/29/2014 David Price, P (TB) Price says he hopes to stay with the team as the trade deadline approaches.

Analysis: Price said before Tuesday night's game against Milwaukee that "hopefully" he'll remain with the Rays. He said that we'll "have some answers here in the next couple of days."
7/29/2014 Oswaldo Arcia, RF (Min) The Twins were playing short-handed Tuesday night against the Royals while outfielder Oswaldo Arcia spent time with his family following the birth of his baby boy.

Analysis: Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Arcia declined to take paternity leave. He planned to spend the day with his boy before catching a flight to Kansas City for Wednesday's game.
7/29/2014 Jason Vargas, P (KC) Vargas threw four innings in a simulated game at Kauffman Stadium.

Analysis: Vargas has been on the disabled list since July 10 following an appendectomy. Manager Ned Yost says it is possible he could return to the rotation this weekend.
7/29/2014 Bo Schultz, P (Ari) The Diamondbacks called up right-hander Bo Schultz to help their tired bullpen on Tuesday before the second game of their series against the Cincinnati Reds.

Analysis: Arizona has gone extra innings in two of its last three games, including a 15-inning, 2-1 win over the Reds in their series opener on Monday night. Schultz was on the opening day roster and appeared in one game before being optioned to Triple-A Reno on March 29. He went 8-7 with a 5.75 ERA in 21 starts. Manager Kirk Gibson figured to use him in a long relief role if needed.
7/29/2014 Jose Altuve, 2B (Hou) Altuve extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a single in the third inning Monday.

Analysis: Altuve, who leads the majors with 149 hits, had a season-high hitting streak of 12 games from May 8-21.
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