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Date Player
4/30/2016 Chris Bassitt, Oak, P
The A's placed Bassitt on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain.

Analysis: Bassitt underwent an MRI on Friday, the results of which A's manager Bob Melvin said wouldn't be available until later in the day. To make room on their 40-man roster, the A's transferred outfielder Sam Fuld (shoulder strain) to the 60-day DL.
4/30/2016 Daniel Webb, CWS, P
Webb was placed on the 15-day DL before Friday's game with right elbow flexor inflammation.

Analysis: Chicago recalled RHP Tommy Kahnle from Triple-A Charlotte to take Webb's spot in the bullpen. Kahnle pitched a scoreless eighth inning.
4/29/2016 Jesse Hahn, Oak, P
The A's will recall right-hander Jesse Hahn from Triple-A to start Saturday against Houston in what will be his 2016 major league debut, Melvin said.

Analysis: Hahn, dogged by blister problems, was 0-1 with 2.04 ERA in four starts at Nashville.
4/29/2016 Sean Manaea, Oak, P
Manaea, Oakland's top pitching prospect, was recalled from Triple-A Nashville to make his major league debut on Friday night against Houston.

Analysis: Manaea, a hard-throwing, 24-year-old left-hander acquired from the Royals last year in the Ben Zobrist trade, was 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA in three starts at Nashville.
4/29/2016 Ichiro Suzuki, Mia, RF
Suzuki had a milestone hit and stolen base leading off the game for the Miami Marlins against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.

Analysis: Ichiro hit a 1-0 fastball from Zach Davies into right field for a single, his 2,944th major league hit, moving him into 33rd place all-time ahead of Frank Robinson.
4/29/2016 Michael Fulmer, Det, P
The Detroit Tigers have called up top pitching prospect Michael Fulmer to start Friday night against the Minnesota Twins. The Tigers made the move before the game. They got the 23-year-old righty last summer in the trade that sent slugger Yoenis Cespedes to the New York Mets.

Analysis: In three starts this month with Triple-A Toledo, Fulmer was 1-1 with a 4.11 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 15 1-3 innings. His fastball reaches the mid-90s mph and he's got a sharp slider. Fulmer was last season's Eastern League Player of the Year, going 10-3 with a 2.14 ERA and 116 strikeouts in 21 starts between Binghamton and Erie.
4/29/2016 Clay Buchholz, Bos, P
Buchholz's woes continued in a 5-3 loss to lowly Atlanta on Thursday night.

Analysis: Buchholz (0-3, 6.51 ERA) gave up five runs in 6 1/3 innings. He has allowed five runs in four of his five starts.
4/29/2016 Jhoulys Chacin, Atl, P
Chacin earned his first victory with Atlanta and helped end the Braves' eight-game skid Thursday night.

Analysis: Chacin (1-1, 3.27 ERA) gave up two runs in his five-plus innings in a 5-3 win over Boston.
4/29/2016 Yoenis Céspedes, NYM, CF
Cespedes is back in the New York Mets' lineup after missing five starts with a bruised right thigh.

Analysis: The slugger was set to bat cleanup and play center field Friday night against San Francisco in the opener of a three-game series. Cespedes initially got hurt jumping into the stands in pursuit of a foul ball. He aggravated the bruise sliding into second base last Friday in Atlanta and hadn't started since. He came off the bench for one at-bat during that span, delivering a tying, pinch-hit, three-run homer Tuesday against Cincinnati.
4/29/2016 Dustin Pedroia, Bos, 2B
Pedroia stayed hot by going 2 for 5 with an RBI single in a 5-3 loss to Atlanta on Thursday.

Analysis: It was the seventh multihit performance in eight games for Pedroia. He is batting .436 with nine extra-base hits and 10 RBIs in that stretch.
4/29/2016 Hanley Ramírez, Bos, 1B
Ramirez had three hits and drove in two runs in a 5-3 loss to Atlanta on Thursday.

Analysis: Ramirez, now batting .287, is 9 for 25 (.360) with six RBIs in his last six games.
4/29/2016 Jonathan Villar, Mil, SS
Villar went 3 for 4 with a double in a 7-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

Analysis: Villar, now batting .262, was 1 for 15 in his previous four games.
4/29/2016 Adrián González, LAD, 1B
Gonzalez capped a miserable series Thursday.

Analysis: Gonzalez was 0 for 4 and went hitless in 11 at-bats as L.A. was swept in four games.
4/29/2016 Bryce Harper, Was, RF
Harper was 1 for 4 with two strikeouts Thursday.

Analysis: The NL MVP struck out against Elvis Araujo with two outs and the bases loaded in the eighth. He drew five walks in the first two games so teams are trying to make baseball boring by avoiding him.
4/29/2016 Aaron Nola, Phi, P
Nola gave up two hits and struck out seven in seven innings Thursday.

Analysis: Nola was 0-1 with a 7.80 ERA in three prior starts versus Washington before this gem.
4/29/2016 Tanner Roark, Was, P
Roark kept the good times rolling Thursday.

Analysis: Roark, who struck out a career-high 15 in his previous outing, fanned six as he yielded two hits over seven innings for his second straight start.
4/29/2016 Cameron Rupp, Phi, C
Rupp hit a tiebreaking, two-run double off Jonathan Papelbon in a three-run ninth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Nationals 3-0 Thursday to complete a three-game sweep.

Analysis: Rupp has hit safely in seven straight and could be ready to e-Rupp-t anytime soon for owners.
4/29/2016 Jeremy Hazelbaker, StL, CF
Hazelbaker wasn't in Thursday's starting lineup.

Analysis: Hazelbaker is fine after a trainer checked on him in the middle of an at-bat on Wednesday, manager Mike Matheny said. Hazelbaker paused and stepped out of the batter's box, which brought out the trainer and Matheny.
4/29/2016 Rubby De La Rosa, Ari, P
De La Rosa's reputation as a slow worker on the mound could be going away after Thursday night's performance.

Analysis: The Diamondbacks' right-hander picked up the pace between pitches and tossed a gem, striking out a career-high 10 and allowing two hits over seven innings as Arizona beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0. De La Rosa had been shaky this year and was sent to the bullpen to make up for innings lost from short starts, but he turned in his second straight strong start.
4/29/2016 Michael Wacha, StL, P
Wacha suffered his first loss Thursday.

Analysis: Wacha lasted seven innings and pitched effectively except for two homers and a wild pitch. He struck out nine with two walks (one intentional) and allowed three runs and five hits. The home runs were the first two he allowed this season.
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