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Date Player
8/2/2015 Kris Bryant, ChC, 3B
Bryant has left Sunday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers following a headfirst slide at second base.

Analysis: Bryant singled home Kyle Schwarber in the top of the fifth to give the Cubs a 4-1 lead and he tried for second after the Brewers threw home. The play was cut off and the Brewers tried to get Bryant at second. Shortstop Jean Segura appeared to tag Bryant on his helmet, before Bryant's neck or upper back appeared to hit Segura's leg on the slide.
8/2/2015 Tanner Scheppers, Tex, P
The Texas Rangers have placed right-handed setup man Tanner Scheppers on the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation.

Analysis: In Texas' 9-7 loss to San Francisco in 11 innings on Saturday night, Scheppers came on with two outs in the eighth inning and allowed three straight RBI hits and failed to retire a batter.
8/2/2015 Rick Porcello, Bos, P
The Red Sox have placed struggling right-hander Rick Porcello on the 15-day disabled list because of soreness in his right triceps.

Analysis: The 26-year-old Porcello was expected to be a top-of-the rotation starter, but he is 5-11 with a 5.81 ERA in 20 starts.
8/2/2015 Diego Moreno, NYY, P
The New York Yankees have placed reliever Diego Moreno on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

Analysis: Moreno allowed four runs and four hits in three innings in the Yankees' 8-2 loss to the White Sox on Saturday. Manager Joe Girardi says Moreno will be examined by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad on Monday.
8/2/2015 Tommy Milone, Min, P
The Minnesota Twins will place pitcher Tommy Milone on the 15-day disabled list with a mild left elbow strain, retroactive to Aug. 1.

Analysis: Milone complained of pain following his Friday start in which he gave up four runs to the Seattle Mariners in six innings. The left-hander is 5-3 with a 3.76 ERA in 14 starts this season.
8/2/2015 Matt Moore, TB, P
The Tampa Bay Rays have demoted left-hander Matt Moore to the minors to continue his comeback from Tommy John surgery. He will go to Triple-A Durham and pitch on a regular schedule. Manager Kevin Cash said the Rays are shifting to a four-man rotation and they didn't want Moore to move to the bullpen.

Analysis: Moore (1-3) made his sixth start since returning from the April 2014 surgery on Saturday and gave up six runs on nine hits, walking one and striking out two in an 11-7 loss to the Boston Red Sox. He's failed to go past five innings in his comeback.
8/2/2015 Steven Souza Jr., TB, RF
Souza is headed to the disabled list for the Rays and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

Analysis: Souza fractured his left hand when he was hit with a fastball from Joe Kelly.
8/2/2015 Robinson Chirinos, Tex, C
Chirinos was put on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain.

Analysis: Chirinos, who throws and bats right-handed, said he hurt himself taking on a swing in his final at-bat Thursday night.
8/2/2015 Dayan Viciedo, CWS, RF
Viciedo was signed to a minor-league contract and assigned to Triple A by the ChiSox.

Analysis: Viciedo spent his entire career with the club, which released him in the offseason. Oakland and Toronto also released him this year.
8/1/2015 Corey Dickerson, Col, LF
Dickerson is on the DL with two broken ribs.

Analysis: Dickerson broke two ribs while diving for Jason Heyward's line drive during Thursday's 9-8 loss to the Cardinals. Dickerson is hitting .315 with five homers and 18 RBIs.
8/1/2015 Nick Rumbelow, NYY, P
The New York Yankees recalled Rumbelow from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday and optioned right-hander Nick Goody to the Triple-A club.

Analysis: Rumbelow went 0-0 with a 2.70 ERA in 3 1-3 innings with the Yankees earlier this season. He was 2-2 with a 4.60 ERA and seven saves in 31 games at Triple-A.
8/1/2015 J.B. Shuck, CWS, RF
The Chicago White Sox placed Shuck on the 15-day disabled list Saturday for a strained left hamstring and recalled right-handed pitcher Scott Carroll from Triple-A Charlotte.

Analysis: Shuck was hitting .278 with 11 RBIs in 54 games. He was injured Friday when he scored on a wild pitch in the seventh inning of Chicago's 13-6 loss to the New York Yankees.
8/1/2015 J.A. Happ, Pit, P
The Pirates optioned left-hander Bobby LaFromboise back to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday to open a roster spot for Happ, who was acquired from Seattle.

Analysis: Happ joined the club in Cincinnati on Saturday. He'll move into the spot of A.J. Burnett, who is on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his pitching elbow. Happ went 4-6 with a 4.64 ERA in 20 starts and one relief appearance for Seattle this season.
8/1/2015 Bobby LaFromboise, Pit, P
The Pirates optioned LaFromboise back to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday to open a roster spot for starter J.A. Happ, who was acquired from Seattle.

Analysis: LaFromboise was called up on Friday and didn't appear in a 5-4 win over the Reds on Friday night. He was called up one time previously this season and threw a scoreless inning at Philadelphia on May 14.
8/1/2015 Domonic Brown, Phi, RF
Brown is showing some life at the plate for the Phillies, who are 11-2 since the All-Star break. He's homered in the past two games after failing to go deep in his previous 36 games this season.

Analysis: Brown also has gone 14 for 33 (.424) over his last nine games.
8/1/2015 Ryan Howard, Phi, 1B
Howard went 2 for 3 with a double and four RBIs in Friday's 9-3 win over the Braves.

Analysis: Howard has heated up like the rest of the Phillies, going 9 for 22 with 11 RBIs over his past six games.
8/1/2015 Danny Salazar, Cle, P
Salazar allowed one unearned run and one hit over eight innings in Friday's 2-1 win at Oakland.

Analysis: Salazar, who only struck out four, has gone 2-2 with a 1.53 ERA over his last four starts.
8/1/2015 Lonnie Chisenhall, Cle, 3B
Chisenhall went 3 for 4 with a double in Friday's 2-1 win at Oakland.

Analysis: Chisenhall went 0 for 3 on Thursday in his first game since getting recalled from the minors.
8/1/2015 Taijuan Walker, Sea, P
Walker allowed only a Miguel Sano fourth-inning home run in Friday's 6-1 win at Minnesota. He struck out 11 in the complete-game effort.

Analysis: Walker had been 0-1 with an 8.02 ERA with 20 strikeouts over his previous four starts.
8/1/2015 Nelson Cruz, Sea, RF
Cruz went 4 for 5 with his 27th home run and a double in Friday's 6-1 win at Minnesota.

Analysis: Cruz is batting .400 with six home runs and 10 RBIs over his last 11 games.
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