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Date Player News
9/15/2014 Anthony Rizzo, 1B (ChC) Rizzo and Jorge Soler are back in the Chicago Cubs' starting lineup against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.

Analysis: Rizzo was sidelined for 18 games because of a lower back strain. He was down to bat third and play first base.
9/15/2014 Derek Jeter, SS (NYY) Jeter, in an 0-for-24 slump, was out of the New York Yankees' starting lineup at Tampa Bay on Monday night.

Analysis: New York manager Joe Girardi said last weekend he was planning to give the Yankees captain a break during a three-game series with the Rays. Jeter's season average is down to .250. Tampa Bay planned to honor the retiring shortstop with a pregame ceremony Tuesday before the middle game of his final series at the Rays.
9/15/2014 Masahiro Tanaka, P (NYY) Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings against minor leaguers in an instructional league simulated game Monday, perhaps the final step before the injured Japanese pitcher rejoins the New York Yankees.

Analysis: Tanaka threw 65 pitches at Steinbrenner Field, allowing six hits and striking out four. His fastball reached 92 mph. Tanaka has been sidelined since July 9 with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. If the Yankees think he is ready, Tanaka could start against Toronto at Yankee Stadium this weekend during the team's final homestand.
9/14/2014 Derek Jeter, SS (NYY) Jeter is hitless in his last 24 at-bats and owns an AL-worst .510 OPS since the All-Star break.

Analysis: Jeter was once a fantasy stud so it is painful to see he is one of baseball's worst players in 2014.
9/14/2014 Matt Kemp, CF (LAD) Kemp came up big Saturday with three hits, including two doubles, and three RBIs in a 17-0 win at San Francisco.

Analysis: Kemp is hitting .323 with two homers and six RBIs in his last nine games.
9/14/2014 Hanley Ramirez, SS (LAD) Ramirez went 4 for 5 with a double and two RBIs in a 17-0 win at San Francisco on Saturday.

Analysis: Ramirez has heated up, going 10 for 19 with five RBIs in his last five games.
9/14/2014 Mark Trumbo, LF (Ari) Trumbo went 3 for 5 with a double and three RBIs in Saturday's 10-4 win over San Diego.

Analysis: Trumbo is hoping to get it going after he had been 1 for 18 over his prior five contests.
9/14/2014 Michael Cuddyer, RF (Col) Cuddyer had three hits, including a double, in Saturday's 5-4 loss at St. Louis.

Analysis: Cuddyer, who has been injured for most of the season, had been 1 for 12 over his previous three games.
9/14/2014 Bryce Harper, LF (Was) Harper went 3 for 4 with his 13th home run in Saturday's 10-3 win over the New York Mets.

Analysis: Harper, who has had an injury plagued season, had been 6 for 29 over his previous eight contests.
9/14/2014 Ian Desmond, SS (Was) Desmond went 3 for 4 with three RBIs in Saturday's 10-3 win at Citi Field.

Analysis: Desmond had been 9 for 50 (.180) with two RBIs over his previous 12 games.
9/14/2014 Anthony Rendon, 3B (Was) Rendon stayed hot with four hits in Saturday's 10-3 win at Citi Field.

Analysis: Rendon is 10 for 15 with two homers and three RBIs in this series.
9/14/2014 Todd Frazier, 3B (Cin) Frazier went 3 for 4 with a double in Saturday's 5-1 win at Milwaukee.

Analysis: Frazier had been hitting .218 over his previous 14 contests.
9/14/2014 Russell Martin, C (Pit) Martin went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs.

Analysis: Martin is on a bit of a roll, going 10 for 24 with nine RBIs in his last six games.
9/14/2014 Javier Baez, 2B (ChC) Baez hit his ninth home run in Saturday's 6-4 win at Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Although Baez is hitting .174 in his rookie season, he has provided some pop and has driven in 18 runs.
9/14/2014 David Ortiz, DH (Bos) Ortiz left the ballpark early Sunday due to what Red Sox manager John Farrell called a family emergency.

Analysis: "He got called away from this game," Farrell said. "There was a family emergency that he had to attend to and he jumped on a flight late this afternoon. He should catch up with us in Pittsburgh."
9/14/2014 Mike Trout, CF (LAA) Trout homered twice in Saturday's win over Houston.

Analysis: He's batting .423 with seven RBIs in his last seven games. His 34 home runs and 107 RBIs are both career bests.
9/14/2014 Michael Choice, LF (Tex) Choice has left Texas' game against Atlanta with a strained left hamstring.

Analysis: Choice was injured while running the bases on his two-run double in the fifth inning.
9/14/2014 Ryan Raburn, LF (Cle) Raburn missed a second straight game Monday after leaving Saturday's contest with a hyperextended left knee.

Analysis: Though he joined the team on its trip to Houston, manager Terry Francona said he might need go back to Cleveland for further evaluation. "He's still pretty tender, pretty sore," Francona said. "The fact that he came in and was still pretty tender we need to get him looked at." He said he'd have more information on Tuesday.
9/13/2014 Madison Bumgarner, P (SF) Bumgarner allowed three hits with nine strikeouts over seven innings in Friday's 9-0 win over the Dodgers.

Analysis: The left-hander is 5-0 with a 1.71 ERA with 50 strikeouts in his last six starts.
9/13/2014 Brandon Crawford, SS (SF) Crawford had a home run, a double and three RBIs in Friday's 9-0 win over the rival Dodgers.

Analysis: Crawford is 4 for 7 with four RBIs in his last two games.
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