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5/5/2015 Matt West, P (LAD), P
The Dodgers acquired right-hander Matt West from Toronto for cash considerations Monday.

Analysis: West was pitching at Double-A New Hampshire and was assigned to Double-A Tulsa by the Dodgers.
5/5/2015 Daniel Coulombe, P (LAD), P
The Dodgers recalled Coulombe from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday.

Analysis: Coulombe allowed three runs in 4 1-3 innings over five relief appearances for the Dodgers last season. He was 0-0 with a 1.74 ERA in eight appearances with Oklahoma City.
5/4/2015 Austin Jackson, CF (Sea), CF
The Seattle Mariners placed Jackson on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained right ankle.

Analysis: Jackson was injured in Sunday's loss at Houston when he stepped on pitcher Roberto Hernandez's foot at first base while running out a ground ball. He is batting .242 with two homers and four RBIs in 25 games.
5/4/2015 Hanley Ramirez, LF (Bos), LF
Ramirez has left Monday night's game against Tampa Bay after running into a side wall while attempting a catch.

Analysis: Ramirez ran toward the corner to catch James Loney's slicing fly ball along the foul line. He had it in his glove before it popped out when his left shoulder hit the padded wall. After retrieving the ball and throwing it in, he dropped to one knee before manager John Farrell and a trainer ran out to left field - along with a few Red Sox position players. Ramirez left the game, walking slowly to the dugout. He was replaced by Allen Craig.
5/4/2015 Kolten Wong, 2B (StL), 2B
Wong hit a walk-off home run for St. Louis on Sunday.

Analysis: He is hitting .340 in his last 11 games.
5/4/2015 Aramis Ramirez, 3B (Mil), 3B
Ramirez returned to the lineup Sunday to hit his third home run of the season.

Analysis: Ramirez also hit the game-winning two-run single in the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs. He is 8 for 16 in his last five games.
5/4/2015 Chase Anderson, P (Ari), P
Anderson pitched six scoreless innings and allowed only two hits Sunday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Analysis: Anderson, who struck out seven Dodgers, improved his ERA to 3.38 with the outing.
5/4/2015 Johnny Monell, C (NYM), C
The Mets say they plan to put Monell on the major league roster before Tuesday night's game against Baltimore.

Analysis: Monell is not on the 40-man roster, so the Mets will have to open a spot on it when they select his contract from Triple-A Las Vegas.
5/4/2015 Justin Upton, LF (SD), LF
Upton went 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs against Colorado on Sunday.

Analysis: Upton was 7 for 12 with seven RBIs over the three-game series.
5/4/2015 Nolan Arenado, 3B (Col), 3B
Arenado hit two home runs in a losing effort Sunday.

Analysis: In addition to his outstanding defensive work, the Rockies third baseman has six home runs and 17 RBIs through 22 games this season.
5/4/2015 Tim Lincecum, P (SF), P
Lincecum pitched eight scoreless innings Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels.

Analysis: The former Cy Young winner is neither as dominant nor consistent as he once was, but he's prone to excellent outings such as Sunday's. He has 20 strikeouts through 30 innings and a 2.40 ERA.
5/4/2015 Evan Gattis, C (Hou), C
Gattis homered twice in Sunday's win over Seattle.

Analysis: Gattis has homered in three straight games and has five in his last six. Over his last nine, he's batting .355 with 16 RBIs.
5/4/2015 Eddie Rosario, CF (Min), CF
The Minnesota Twins have placed left fielder Oswaldo Arcia on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right hip flexor muscle. To replace him, they promoted Rosario from Triple-A Rochester to make his major league debut.

Analysis: The 23-year-old from Puerto Rico had six extra-base hits, including three home runs, and 12 RBIs in 23 games while batting .242 for the Red Wings. Rosario was a fourth-round pick by the Twins in the 2010 amateur draft.
5/4/2015 Oswaldo Arcia, LF (Min), LF
The Twins have placed Arcia on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right hip flexor muscle.

Analysis: Arcia was hurt in Sunday's win over the Chicago White Sox, and the move was made on Monday before the Twins hosted the Oakland Athletics.
5/4/2015 Roman Mendez, P (Tex), P
The Rangers have recalled right-hander Spencer Patton from Triple-A Round Rock and optioned Mendez.

Analysis: Mendez is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in 12 relief appearances for the Rangers, allowing seven earned runs in 11 2-3 innings. He allowed runs in three of his last four appearances.
5/4/2015 Spencer Patton, P (Tex), P
The Rangers have recalled Patton from Triple-A Round Rock and optioned right-hander Roman Mendez.

Analysis: Patton made his major league debut with the Rangers last season, going 1-0 while allowing only one earned run in 9 1-3 innings. In eight appearances at Round Rock this season, Patton has the same 0.96 ERA, allowing one earned run in 9 1-3 innings, with two saves.
5/4/2015 Avisail Garcia, RF (CWS), RF
Garcia was 3 for 4 with an RBI in Sunday's loss in Minnesota.

Analysis: He's batting .417 on a nine-game hitting streak, which is second in his career to an 11-game run from Aug. 13-24, 2013.
5/4/2015 Brian Dozier, 2B (Min), 2B
Dozier was 4 for 5 with a triple in Sunday's win over the Chicago White Sox.

Analysis: Dozier also drew a walk and might be justifying batting leadoff. In nine games there, he's got a .354 on-base percentage.
5/4/2015 Trevor Plouffe, 3B (Min), 3B
Plouffe went 3 for 5 with a grand slam and five RBIs in Sunday's win over the Chicago White Sox.

Analysis: Plouffe is 8 for 19 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in his last five games.
5/4/2015 Miguel Cabrera, 1B (Det), 1B
Cabrera was 3 for 4 with a two-run homer in Sunday's win in Kansas City.

Analysis: He's got three home runs in five games after hitting as many in his first 21 contests.
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