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Phillies placed Elvis Araujo (strained groin) on the 15-day disabled list. Recall Nefi Ogando.

Araujo has appeared in 40 games for the Phillies, posting a 3.37 ERA and and 1.38 WHIP. There's no timetable yet for his return, but the youngster has been solid out of the bullpen.  Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Nationals place Denard Span on the 15-day disabled list and recall Matt den Dekker.

Span will have season ending surgery on his hip. The center fielder has dealt with a myriad of injuries this year that started after having cores muscle surgery last offseason. Michael Taylor will continue to play center field for the remainder of the year. Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Justin Morneau (neck) will start a rehab assignment at Double-A New Britain on Friday.

Morneau has been sidelined since May 13th with a concussion and neck sprain. The former MVP's career has been derailed by concussion problems, but he's trying to regain his form. It's a sad story, but hopefully one that will end on a happy note. There's no timetable for his return. Analysis: Brian Rothstein

A back injury has Rangers third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff leaning toward retirement

Kouzmanoff hasn't appeared in the majors this season and hasn't been relevant since 2010. He had a decent career, mostly with the Padres, but it appears he's reached the end of the road. Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Craig Kimbrel claimed on waivers by unknown team. Club official says team has no intention of moving him.

At one point it was thought that the Padres might blow their team up, but they've obviously chosen not to do it. At this point it sounds like he will be pulled back and remain with the Padres, the team he has gone 36-for-38 in save chances for this season.  Analysis: Ray Flowers

Trevor Bauer will start Friday night vs. the Angels.

Bauer is replacing the ill Danny Salazar Friday. Bauer allowed just two runs, one earned, in his last outing, but over the last four trips to the bump he's been brutal with an 8.15 ERA as he's walked 12 batters while allowing five homers over 17.2 innings. It will take some pretty big stones to pitch him in this matchup. Analysis: Ray Flowers

Indians have scratched Danny Salazar (illness) Friday night vs the Angels. Trevor Bauer will start in his place.

At this point this doesn't sound like a long-term concern though it's unclear if Salazar will skip a turn in the rotation or start over the weekend. Salazar has an impressive 10.10 K/9 rate this season and many don't realize that he is also the owner of an impressive 1.08 WHIP. Trevor Bauer will make the start Friday. Analysis: Ray Flowers

The Mariners called up John Hicks from Triple-A Tacoma.

With Mike Zunino seemingly going to bat with a wet noodle in his hand, the Mariners had to make a move behind the dish. Hicks, a 4th round selection in 2011, was batting .245 with six homers and a mere .362 SLG in 83 games at Triple-A. His bat could make him an AL-only option, he's hit better than this in the past, but it's his glove that is the most impressive part of his game.  Analysis: Ray Flowers

The Mariners have optioned Mike Zunino to Triple-A Tacoma.

Zunino is all boom or bust. He can hit a fastball and play solid dense, but he's a woeful batter. He has 11 homers through 350 at-bats which is accompanied by a dreadful .530 OPS. He will never live up to the hype that suggested he could be a top-10 fantasy catcher and now owns a .193/.252/.353 slash line over 1,055 career plate appearances. Analysis: Ray Flowers

Mike Fiers will start Saturday against the Twins.

Fiers is coming off the first complete game of his career. Of course, the outing was also a no-hitter as he tossed a career-high 134 pitches. In four outings with the Astros he's struck out 25 batters with a 2.42 ERA and 1.00 WHIP over 26 innings.  Analysis: Ray Flowers

Manny Banuelos completed two scoreless innings for Triple-A Gwinnett Thursday night. He'll pitch out of Atlanta's bullpen in September.

Banuelos is an intriguing name for 2016, and it is good we will get to see him a bit down the stretch. He does not have any fantasy value this season, but he is worth keeping an eye on. Analysis: Steve Pimental

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