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David Ortiz had his second game in a row with multiple hits as he went 2-for-4 with two base hits, a walk, an RBI, and a run scored in the 6-5 victory over the Orioles Sunday night.

Ortiz raised his average by 32 points over his last to games after going 4-for-8 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored. The home run on Saturday was Oritiz's 40th career blast against the Orioles, which is second most against the O's among active players and it was his third of the season, first since April 9th. ANALYST: Michael Pichan

Update: Munenori Kawasaki has been optioned to Triple-A Buffalo.

Kawasaki was sent to minor league camp, and other than being a very good defender he doesn't have a ton of big league value. That being said, he's likely to bounce between Triple-A and the MLB due to the Blue Jays' lack of infield depth.  Analysis: Ben Diamond

Twins released catcher Kyle Knudson and outfielder Mike Kvasnicka.

Knudson, 26, hit .215 in Double-A last season, while Kvasnicka, also 26, hit .257 with ten home runs in 110 games at the same level in 2014. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Royals released first baseman Mark Threlkeld.

The 24-year old hit .246 in Double-A last season with nine home runs in 85 games, and is likely just going to be first base depth with any club that he signs with.  Analysis: Ben Diamond

Phillies released pitcher Jordan Guth.

Guth, just 23, had a 3.04 ERA in high-A last season, working mostly as a reliever. He is young enough to still possibly carve out a role in a major league bullpen in the future, but for now he's a free agent. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Twins released C Matt Koch.

The 26-year old has not made it past Double-A yet, and is not a factor at the plate. He could get picked up by another team for catching depth, though. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Aroldis Chapman is leaving this game with what appears to be a blister.

Chapman should be fine, though it is always a scare to see someone like Chapman leave the game with an injury. While he is out, which should not be for long, Sean Marshall or possibly Tony Cingrani (if the Reds want to take a leap of faith with a high upside option) will fill in as closer. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Rangers released pitcher Mitch Atkins.

The 29-year old had a busy Spring, pitching one inning, but he did not show the club enough to keep a spot in the organization, and Atkins will now look for another team that can offer him a spot and a job. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said all systems are go with Ryan Braun's thumb. There are no issues at this point.

Braun had 2014 hampered by a thumb injury after undergoing surgery in the offseason, but Spring Training has gone smoothly for him. Braun is a good bet to bounce back in a big way if he is able to stay healthy, and could reclaim his spot in the top-tier of outfielders in 2015. Analysis: Ben Diamond

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