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John Axford pitched a scoreless inning in his first outing as an Indian. "It felt good," Axford said.

Jean Segura was removed from Sunday's game with a head injury.

Segura got hit in the head with a Pedro Strop fastball while attempting to lay down a bunt. We'll update his status as soon as possible, but it seems he could miss some time. Analysis: Brett Talley

Dillon Gee worked into the sixth inning of Sunday’s 1-0 loss to the Nationals, allowing one run on six hits and five walks while striking out five.

Gee got into trouble in the sixth inning of Sundays outing, as the first three Nationals batters reached base before Alex Torres came out of the Mets bullpen to bail him out. Overall, Gee has been outstanding over his last three starts, giving up just four runs over 19 2/3 innings. The 29-year-old righty has yet to pick up a victory this season, but the offense has scored three runs or less in 4-of-5 games in which Gee has started. He will likely climb back atop the mound next Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. Analysis: Nate Miller

Drew Storen recorded a save during Sunday’s 1-0 win over the Mets, retiring the side in order during the bottom of the ninth.

Now 7-for-8 overall in converting save opportunities this season, Storen has been especially brilliant on the mound over his past five appearances. During that span, the 27-year-old closer has allowed just two hits and a walk while striking out four across five scoreless innings. Analysis: Nate Miller

Doug Fister put up 6 1/3 shutout innings in Sunday’s 1-0 victory versus the Mets, giving up five hits and no walks while striking out three.

After being touched up for 10 runs (eight earned) across 11 2/3 innings during his last two starts, Fister rebounded for an excellent outing Sunday afternoon. The towering right-hander now holds a strong 2.61 ERA through five starts here in 2015 and appears to be headed toward another great campaign in the nations capital. Fister will be back on the mound Saturday afternoon for a duel with the Braves. Analysis: Nate Miller

Matt Carpenter left Sunday's game with lightheadedness.

It doesn't appear that there was any collision or anything that caused the injury to Carpenter. Hopefully this was just a precautionary move and Carpenter is back in the lineup the next time out. Analysis: Brett Talley

Bradley Beal (ankle) expects to play Tuesday.

As noted earlier, Beal being in the lineup gives the Wizards some flexibility to go small. Hopefully his absence on Sunday doesn't extend to Tuesday. Analysis: Brett Talley

Phillies top prospect J.P. Crawford is coming off the disabled list.

Crawford flashed a power speed combo in the minors last year with 11 home runs and 24 steals between A-ball and High-A. But obviously he's quite a ways from the big leagues. Analysis: Brett Talley

Jonny Gomes went 1-for-4 with a solo home run against Cincinnati on Sunday.

Gomes started for just the second time this week on Sunday, and Kelly Johnson seems to have earned the regular left field job. Gomes may be worth a look when he starts against a left-handed in daily leagues, but his fantasy value is limited unless he starts getting more work. Analysis: Brett Talley

Freddie Freeman went 2-for-4 with a double, run and RBI against Cincinnati on Sunday.

Freeman is striking out a bit more and walking a bit less than he normally does, and his BABIP is propping up his batting average a little. It’s early, and the strikeouts, walks and BABIP aren’t too abnormal. But it’s worth keeping an eye on for now. Analysis: Brett Talley

Kelly Johnson went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run against Cincinnati on Sunday.

Johnson has now started nine games in a row and has five home runs on the year. Thanks to the home runs, his batting average is .250 despite a .227 BABIP (because home runs don’t count as balls in play for BABIP). Given that his average will rise and he’s playing almost every day, Johnson and his multi-position eligibility has some value in anything but shallow mixed leagues. Analysis: Brett Talley

Julio Teheran threw six scoreless innings allowing three hits with two walks and six strikeouts in six innings against the Reds on Sunday.

The six strikeouts on Sunday push Teheran’s strikeout rate to about where it was last year, which is just above average. The problem is that Teheran is walking a lot more batters than he has in the past. Hs first pitch strike percentage is way down, and he’ll have to fix that to get his walk rate back to normal. He’ll go again Saturday in Washington. Analysis: Brett Talley

Johnny Cueto allowed five runs and nine hits with one walk and two strikeouts in six innings against Atlanta on Sunday.

This was obviously a rough start for Cueto, but he’s still doing his thing this year with an ERA under 3.00. He now has a long history of limiting hard contact which helps him keep his BABIP low and his strand rate high. He does a number of under-the-radar things well like control the running game. He should get right back to business Saturday against the White Sox. Analysis: Brett Talley

Jose Iglesias left Sunday's game due to groin tightness.

Iglesias has been riding some good fortune on balls in play to a .354 batting average so far. He also has five steals, which is almost half his career total. In other words, you shouldn't be buying Iglesias' start. Should he miss any time, Andrew Romine would fill in at short. Romine does have real speed and could be a decent pickup in deeper leagues if he gets playing time. Analysis: Brett Talley

Jerry Sands has cleared waivers and has been sent outright to Triple-A Columbus.

Sands was once a top prospect, but now nobody wants him. He is only 27 years old, so maybe he can still figure it out, but for now there is no reason to roster him in any league. Analysis: Steve Pimental

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