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Date Player
5/25/2018 Shohei Ohtani, LAA, P
Ohtani likely will rejoin the Los Angeles Angels' rotation next week. The 23-year-old rookie, the first two-way player in the major leagues in decades, was on track to start Sunday at Yankee Stadium against countryman Masahiro Tanaka, but the Angels said Thursday that Ohtani will miss the turn as part of workload management.

Analysis: Ohtani last pitched Sunday against Tampa Bay, winning his second straight decision and giving up two runs and six hits in a season-high 7 2/3 innings. His 110 pitches were also a season high.
5/25/2018 Denard Span, Sea, CF
The Seattle Mariners acquired Span and from the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.

Analysis: Span has played both center field and left field in his career. He was hitting .238 in 48 games with the Rays, but his ability to play multiple spots in the outfield is the big benefit to Seattle after Dee Gordon's move to second base due to Robinson Cano's suspension.
5/25/2018 Alex Colomé, Sea, P
The Seattle Mariners acquired Colome from the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.

Analysis: Colome was an All-Star in 2016 with the Rays and had 47 saves last year. He's 11 for 13 in save chances this season while going 2-5 with a 4.15 ERA in 21 2/3 innings.
5/25/2018 Alex Gordon, KC, LF
Gordon is missing a second straight game Friday because of a neck injury.
5/25/2018 Cory Gearrin, SF, P
Cory Gearrin allowed one hit and one walk without giving up a run in 0.2 innings as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Friday. Gearrin struck out one, ending the game with a 3.48 ERA and 1.55 WHIP on the season.
5/25/2018 Pedro Strop, ChC, P
Pedro Strop allowed one run on two hits in 0.2 innings as the Chicago Cubs defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Friday. Strop struck out one, ending the game with a 1.74 ERA and 0.92 WHIP on the season.
5/25/2018 Will Smith, SF, P
Will Smith allowed two runs on one hit and one walk in 0.1 innings as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Friday. Smith did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 1.86 ERA and 0.72 WHIP on the season.
5/25/2018 Derek Holland, SF, P
Derek Holland fell to 2-6, allowing three runs - two earned - on five hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Friday. Holland struck out six, ending the game with a 4.73 ERA and 1.26 WHIP on the season.
5/25/2018 Kyle Hendricks, ChC, P
Kyle Hendricks improved to 4-3, allowing one run on two hits and two walks in 7.0 innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Friday. Hendricks struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.16 ERA and 1.02 WHIP on the season.
5/25/2018 Hunter Strickland, SF, P
Hunter Strickland allowed one run on one hit and one walk in 1.0 inning as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Friday. Strickland did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 2.49 ERA and 0.97 WHIP on the season.
5/25/2018 Carl Edwards Jr., ChC, P
Carl Edwards Jr. did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Chicago Cubs defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Friday. Edwards Jr. struck out two, ending the game with a 3.13 ERA and 1.22 WHIP on the season.
5/25/2018 Brandon Morrow, ChC, P
Brandon Morrow recorded his 11th save, allowing no runs on no hits in 0.1 innings, as the Chicago Cubs defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Friday. Morrow struck out one, ending the game with a 1.04 ERA and 0.92 WHIP on the season.
5/25/2018 Brandon Belt, SF, 1B
Brandon Belt went 1 for 4 Friday as the San Francisco Giants fell to the Chicago Cubs 6-2. Belt scored once. He ended the game with a .316 batting average.
5/25/2018 Willson Contreras, ChC, C
Willson Contreras went 0 for 4 Friday as the Chicago Cubs topped the San Francisco Giants 6-2. He ended the game with a .270 batting average.
5/25/2018 Gregor Blanco, SF, LF
Gregor Blanco went 0 for 1 Friday as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Chicago Cubs 6-2. He ended the game with a .252 batting average.
5/25/2018 Mac Williamson, SF, RF
Mac Williamson went 0 for 4 Friday as the San Francisco Giants fell to the Chicago Cubs 6-2. He ended the game with a .261 batting average.
5/25/2018 Javier Báez, ChC, 2B
Javier Baez went 0 for 3 Friday as the Chicago Cubs topped the San Francisco Giants 6-2. Baez scored once and stole a base. He ended the game with a .263 batting average.
5/25/2018 Ben Zobrist, ChC, 2B
Ben Zobrist went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs Friday as the Chicago Cubs topped the San Francisco Giants 6-2. Zobrist scored twice. He ended the game with a .296 batting average.
5/25/2018 Anthony Rizzo, ChC, 1B
Anthony Rizzo went 1 for 2 with an RBI Friday as the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2. He ended the game with a .211 batting average.
5/25/2018 Kris Bryant, ChC, 3B
Kris Bryant went 2 for 4 with two RBIs Friday as the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2. He ended the game with a .301 batting average.
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