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Date Player News
4/19/2014 Ryan Ludwick, LF (Cin) Ludwick sat out Saturday after fouling a ball off his left foot during Friday's game and sustaining a bruised toe.

Analysis: X-rays were negative, but manager Bryan Price is not certain when Ludwick will be able to play.
4/19/2014 Desmond Jennings, CF (TB) Jennings is out of the lineup due to a groin injury.

Analysis: It's uncertain when he will return.
4/19/2014 Adam Eaton, CF (CWS) Eaton came out of Chicago's game at Texas on Saturday after coming up gimpy while running out a grounder. The White Sox said Eaton had a mild strain in his left hamstring.

Analysis: The inning-ending play in the fifth Saturday night came right after Eaton collided with Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder on a foul ball. It wasn't immediately clear if Eaton's injury was a result of the collision after Eaton hit a roller up the first-base line. Fielder fielded in foul territory just before Eaton ran into him. The batter's feet came off the ground, but he didn't fall down and showed no signs of problems at the time.
4/19/2014 Ivan Nova, P (NYY) Nova left his start because of soreness in his right elbow Saturday.

Analysis: The Yankees said Nova will undergo tests as part of the evaluation process. Nova allowed a career-high four home runs in Saturday night's game against Tampa Bay before leaving in the fifth inning.
4/19/2014 Freddie Freeman, 1B (Atl) Freeman was 2 for 5 with his fifth homer of the year Friday against the Mets.

Analysis: Freeman entered Saturday's action leading all of baseball with a 1.200 OPS.
4/19/2014 Aaron Harang, P (Atl) Harang continues to impress after throwing seven shutout innings in Friday's victory over the Mets.

Analysis: The 35-year-old Harang owns a 0.70 ERA through four starts.
4/19/2014 Kyle Lohse, P (Mil) Lohse was impressive again, winning his third straight start Friday against Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Lohse yielded three runs - one earned - and four hits over 6 1-3 innings of work. He's 3-1 with a 2.67 ERA in four starts for the Brewers.
4/19/2014 Carlos Gomez, CF (Mil) Gomez connected for his fifth homer of the season Friday against Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Gomez is slugging an absurd .629 through 17 games.
4/19/2014 Charlie Morton, P (Pit) Morton suffered his second straight loss Friday against the Brewers.

Analysis: Morton was shelled, giving up five runs and eight hits over six innings.
4/19/2014 Michael Wacha, P (StL) Wacha suffered his first loss of the season Friday against the Nationals.

Analysis: Wacha gave up three runs - though just one was earned - and five hits over seven innings while striking out seven.
4/19/2014 Gio Gonzalez, P (Was) Gonzalez improved to 3-1 on Friday after limiting St. Louis to one run and four hits over seven innings.

Analysis: Gonzalez, who struck out seven, owns a 2.88 ERA through four starts.
4/19/2014 Alfredo Simon, P (Cin) Simon improved to 2-1 on Friday after limiting the Cubs to one unearned run and four hits over six innings.

Analysis: The right-hander looks like one of the biggest surprises in baseball thus far with a 0.86 ERA through three starts. He's thrown at least six innings each time out.
4/19/2014 Jeff Samardzija, P (ChC) Samardzija suffered another tough-luck loss Friday against Cincinnati, yielding three runs - one earned - and six hits over seven innings.

Analysis: Samardzija (0-2, 1.29 ERA) has been backed with four runs of support in 28 innings over four starts.
4/19/2014 Felipe Paulino, P (CWS) Paulino has been put on the disabled list because of right rotator cuff inflammation.

Analysis: The move came Saturday, the day after Paulino allowed 13 hits and 10 runs in 3 2-3 innings against Texas in the series opener. Before his four starts this year, Paulino (0-2, 11.29) hadn't pitched in the majors since undergoing ligament replacement surgery in his right elbow in July 2012, after going 3-1 with a 1.67 ERA in seven starts for Kansas City that season.
4/19/2014 Luis Sardinas, SS (Tex) The Texas Rangers have put outfielder Jim Adduci on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left little finger. Texas made the move before Saturday's game against the Chicago White Sox, when Sardinas was recalled from Double-A Frisco.

Analysis: Sardinas, who is looking to make his major league debut, is 20 years old. He would be the youngest player to appear in the majors this season.
4/19/2014 Jim Adduci, RF (Tex) The Texas Rangers have put Adduci on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left little finger.

Analysis: Adduci was injured when he slid headfirst into second base Friday night. He stayed in the game and added two hits after that in his first start of the season. The earliest Adduci could return to the active roster is May 4. He is hitting .462 (6 of 13) in his nine games this season.
4/19/2014 Bryce Harper, LF (Was) Harper has been pulled early from a game after Washington manager Matt Williams said the young outfielder didn't hustle Saturday.

Analysis: The 21-year-old Harper is a two-time All-Star known for his aggressive play. But in the sixth inning, he hit the ball to the mound, jogged to first and took a right turn to the dugout before getting halfway down the basepath.
4/19/2014 Coco Crisp, CF (Oak) Crisp was 2 for 3 with his second home run of the season Friday against Houston.

Analysis: Crisp, who also drew his ninth walk, owns a .486 on-base percentage.
4/19/2014 Yoenis Cespedes, LF (Oak) Cespedes was 3 for 4 Friday against Houston with his fourth homer.

Analysis: Cespedes is slugging .523 through 16 games with 13 RBIs.
4/19/2014 Jarred Cosart, P (Hou) Cosart was shelled in Friday's loss to Oakland, retiring just one batter while surrendering a career-worst seven runs.

Analysis: If you're desperate for pitching, you may want to buy low on Cosart. He did post a 4.00 ERA through his first three starts against solid offensive clubs (New York Yankees, Angels, Rangers).
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