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Date Player
8/29/2016 Daniel Nava, KC, LF
The Royals have acquired Nava, along with cash considerations, from the Angels in exchange for a player to be named later or cash.

Analysis: Nava has spent most of the past month in the minors after being designated for assignment by the club July 30. The 33-year-old hit .235 with one home run and 13 RBIs in 45 games with the Angels. Nava is expected to report to Triple-A Omaha before possibly joining the Royals as a September call-up.
8/29/2016 Mookie Betts, Bos, RF
There seems to be no slowing down Betts, who hit his 30th home run and 35th double while picking up his 95th and 96th RBIs Monday in a 9-4 win over Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Betts is 13 for 25 with two homers and seven RBIs in his last six games. With a .322 average, 30 homers and 96 RBIs, there's little doubt that Betts is among the top MVP candidates.
8/29/2016 Jonathan Schoop, Bal, 2B
Schoop was moved into the leadoff spot Monday despite slumping and the move didn't pay off as he went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in a 5-1 loss to Toronto.

Analysis: Schoop is 3 for 20 with one RBI over his last five game. He figures to move back down the lineup once regular leadoff hitter Adam Jones returns from a hamstring injury, possibly Tuesday.
8/29/2016 Wade Miley, Bal, P
Miley had his strongest start since joining the Orioles but the result was a 5-1 loss Monday against the Blue Jays. He allowed three runs and five hits while tying a season high with nine strikeouts over seven innings.

Analysis: Miley is 1-3 with a 7.14 ERA in six starts since being acquired from Seattle on July 31. He's also been supported with just 15 runs in those games.
8/29/2016 Adam Jones, Bal, CF
Jones was out of the starting lineup for the third straight game with a left hamstring strain.

Analysis: There's a possibility Jones could return Tuesday after manager Buck Showalter said there was a chance he could play Monday's series opener against Toronto.
8/29/2016 Marco Estrada, Tor, P
Estrada rebounded from two dismal starts with a strong showing Monday in a 5-1 win at Baltimore. He allowed one run and four hits with four strikeouts over seven-plus innings.

Analysis: Estrada, who surrendered 11 runs over nine innings in his two previous outings, has allowed three earned runs or fewer in 19 of his 23 starts this season.
8/29/2016 Josh Donaldson, Tor, 3B
Donaldson continued to produce in a big way Monday, hitting his sixth homer in five games as Toronto beat Baltimore 5-1.

Analysis: Donaldson, who homered three times Sunday against Minnesota, is 8 for 18 with six home runs, 11 RBIs and eight runs in that five-game span.
8/29/2016 Josh Donaldson, Tor, 3B
Donaldson continued to produce in a big way Monday, hitting his sixth homer in five games as Toronto beat Baltimore 5-1.

Analysis: Donaldson, who homered three times Sunday against Minnesota, is 8 for 18 with six home runs, 11 RBIs and eight runs in that five-game span.
8/29/2016 Gerrit Cole, Pit, P
Cole was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with right elbow inflammation.

Analysis: An MRI has ruled out structural damage in Cole's elbow, but he was scheduled to get a second opinion in Los Angeles. There should be more clarity on his status in the next couple of days. Cole is 7-9 with a 3.55 ERA in 20 starts this season.
8/29/2016 Asdrubal Cabrera, NYM, SS
Cabrera was out of the starting lineup Monday.

Analysis: Cabrera, the NL player of the week last week, exited Sunday's loss to Philadelphia in the first inning after aggravating a left knee injury that sidelined him twice earlier this year. Mets manager Terry Collins says he thinks Cabrera could pinch-hit if needed.
8/29/2016 Neil Walker, NYM, 2B
Walker was sidelined for the second consecutive day Monday due to a stiff back.

Analysis: Mets manager Terry Collins says he thinks Walker is probably unavailable.
8/29/2016 Yoenis Céspedes, NYM, CF
Cespedes returned to the lineup Monday.

Analysis: He sat out Sunday after his nagging right quadriceps flared up.
8/29/2016 Danny Salazar, Cle, P
The Indians have placed Salazar on the Paternity Leave List.

Analysis: Salazar, who struck out 10 over 5 1/3 innings Sunday, is unlikely to miss a start with his next one slated for Saturday against the Marlins.
8/29/2016 Danny Salazar, Cle, P
Salazar allowed two runs and five hits while matching a season high with 10 strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings in Sunday's 2-1 loss to Texas.

Analysis: Salazar bounced back after a disappointing showing at Oakland on Aug. 23, when he gave up six runs and eight hits while striking out just two in four innings. His next start comes Saturday against Miami. He is 2-1 with a 2.49 ERA in four interleague starts this season.
8/29/2016 Carlos Santana, Cle, 1B
Santana was 0 for 2 with a pair of walks in Sunday's 2-1 loss to Texas.

Analysis: The Indians begin a series against the Twins on Monday and Santana is batting .327 with five extra-base hits and eight RBIs in 13 games versus Minnesota this season. He is also 5 for 16 with a homer and two doubles lifetime against left-hander Hector Santiago, the scheduled starter for the opener.
8/29/2016 Francisco Lindor, Cle, SS
Lindor had three hits and stole a base in Sunday's 2-1 loss to Texas.

Analysis: Lindor, who had three hits in his previous five games combined, is 3 for 7 with a double against Hector Santiago, Minnesota's scheduled starter for Monday's opener with Cleveland. Lindor is batting .357 in seven home games against the Twins this season.
8/29/2016 Jonathan Lucroy, Tex, C
Lucroy had two hits and drove in a run in Sunday's 2-1 win over Cleveland.

Analysis: Lucroy is 3 for 4 lifetime against Hisashi Iwakuma, Seattle's scheduled starter for Monday's opener with Texas.
8/29/2016 Derek Holland, Tex, P
Holland allowed a run and four hits with five strikeouts in six innings in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Indians, his second start back from the DL. The left-hander, who had missed two months because of shoulder inflammation, threw 62 of his 84 pitches for strikes.

Analysis: Holland also gave up a run and four hits with five strikeouts in six innings in his first game back from the DL on Aug. 23 at Cincinnati. His next outing comes Saturday versus Houston, a team he hasn't faced since April 19, when he allowed two runs over five innings.
8/29/2016 Jaime García, StL, P
Garcia's recent woes continued Sunday as he allowed a two-run homer and a three-run shot in a 7-4 loss to the Athletics.

Analysis: The left-hander has allowed 16 runs in 16 innings over his past three starts. He has served up seven homers in those outings.
8/29/2016 Andrew Triggs, Oak, P
Triggs allowed three runs on four hits, walked none and struck out eight in six innings Sunday to beat the Cardinals for his first career win.

Analysis: The rookie right-hander has pitched well of late, posting a 2.04 ERA in his last three starts.
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