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Date Player
8/29/2015 Addison Reed, Ari, P
A person familiar with the deal says the New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a trade that would send Reed to the NL East leaders.

Analysis: The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday night because no announcement had been made. The deal is likely subject to a review of medical records. ESPN.com first reported the agreement. Multiple reports indicated the Diamondbacks will receive a pair of minor leaguers.
8/29/2015 Matt Harvey, NYM, P
Harvey pitched six scoreless innings Friday against Boston in his first start in nearly two weeks, but the New York Mets had a seven-game win streak snapped with a 6-4 loss in 10 innings.

Analysis: Harvey (11-7, 2.48 ERA) gave up two hits and one walk while striking out eight in his first start since Aug. 16. He's 3-0 with a 0.86 ERA in his last six outings.
8/29/2015 Taylor Jungmann, Mil, P
Jungmann yielded three hits in six innings in a 5-0 win over Cincinnati on Friday.

Analysis: Jungmann (8-5, 2.48 ERA) is 3-0 with a 0.93 ERA in his last three home starts. He gave up five runs in four innings in a 6-1 loss in Washington on Aug. 22.
8/29/2015 Martin Prado, Mia, 3B
Prado went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored Friday against Washington.

Analysis: Prado is 10 for 27 with two homers, four RBIs and five runs scored over a six-game hitting streak.
8/29/2015 Cameron Rupp, Phi, C
Rupp homered and knocked in four runs in Friday's win over San Diego.

Analysis: Rupp has three homers and eight RBIs over his last four starts and is riding a 10-game hitting streak. He's batting .412 (14 for 34) with four home runs and 12 RBIs during that stretch.
8/29/2015 Jonathan Lucroy, Mil, C
Lucroy had two hits and drove in a run in a 5-0 win over Cincinnati on Friday.

Analysis: Lucroy is 11 for 25 (.440) with four doubles, three homers and seven RBIs in his last six games. He's batting .251 with 33 RBIs this season.
8/29/2015 Carlos Gonzalez, Col, RF
Gonzalez hit his 31st home run of the season in Friday's loss at Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Gonzalez's second-half power binge continues. He's amassed 18 homers, 36 RBIs and 30 runs scored along with a .306 average in 33 games since July 22.
8/29/2015 Gregory Polanco, Pit, RF
Polanco kept his hot streak going Friday, finishing 3 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored against the Rockies.

Analysis: Polanco is batting .376 with three homers, 10 RBIs and 10 extra-base hits in 21 games since Aug. 5. The tear has raised his season average from .243 to .270.
8/29/2015 Jose Reyes, Col, SS
Reyes was 2 for 4 with a two-run homer and a stolen base Friday at Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Reyes now has three homers and seven RBIs over a nine-game stretch in which he's batting .342 (13 for 38).
8/29/2015 Jed Lowrie, Hou, SS
Lowrie's slump continued with an 0 for 4 performance on Friday.

Analysis: He's now 0 for 22 over his last seven games.
8/29/2015 Scott Kazmir, Hou, P
Kazmir allowed three runs in seven innings in a hard-luck loss Friday to Minnesota.

Analysis: Kazmir is just 1-4 in five August starts despite a respectable 3.94 ERA over that stretch. The Astros have given him only eight runs of support in those games.
8/29/2015 Freddie Freeman, Atl, 1B
Freeman was 2 for 3 with a jack and two RBIs Friday.

Analysis: Freeman is scuffling at .229 in interleague play.
8/29/2015 Masahiro Tanaka, NYY, P
Tanaka moved to 10-6 on Friday.

Analysis: Tanaka allowed three runs and five hits in seven innings as the Yanks put up 15 runs to support him.
8/29/2015 Carlos Beltran, NYY, RF
Beltran was 3 for 5 with three runs Friday.

Analysis: Beltran is at .368 in an 11-game hit streak.
8/29/2015 Byron Buxton, Min, CF
Buxton went 0 for 4 for a second straight game Friday.

Analysis: The top prospect struck out in all four at-bats the previous day. Buxton has a great future but isn't quite fantasy relevant yet, as his .213 average and two RBIs through his first 19 games will attest.
8/29/2015 Chase Headley, NYY, 3B
Headley was 2 for 4 with three RBIs Friday.

Analysis: Headley is a .238 hitter in interleague play.
8/29/2015 Brian McCann, NYY, C
McCann hit a three-run homer in his return to Atlanta as the Yankees ripped the Braves 15-4 on Friday night.

Analysis: McCann, the former longtime Braves catcher, drilled his three-run homer in the eighth. "Tonight was huge," McCann said. "You play so many games in a long season, everybody goes through slumps. Over the long haul, I really like this lineup."
8/29/2015 Didi Gregorius, NYY, SS
Gregorius had four hits and drove in a career-high six runs as the Yankees ripped the Braves 15-4 on Friday night.

Analysis: Gregorius became the first Yanks SS to drive in 6 runs since 1982. He set his previous career high when he drove in four runs at Texas on July 27.
8/29/2015 Franklin Gutierrez, Sea, CF
Gutierrez homered for a third straight game in Friday's win over the White Sox.

Analysis: Seven of Gutierrez's 10 home runs have come in August and he's 9 for 17 with nine RBIs over his last five games.
8/29/2015 Delino DeShields, Tex, CF
DeShields was 2 for 4 on Friday.

Analysis: DeShields is hitting .343 against the AL East so use him this weekend.
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