Jose Iglesias
Tigers SS Jose Iglesias hit by pitch on finger, taken out of game
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET
9/3/2015
News: Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias was removed from the game Thursday in Kansas City after taking a pitch to his right middle finger as he attempted to bunt in the third inning, per MLB.com. He was diagnosed with a contusion on the finger.

It was ruled a foul ball, then Andrew Romine replaced him at the plate.

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Miguel Gonzalez
Report: Orioles set to place SP Miguel Gonzalez on DL Friday
Miguel Gonzalez, SP, BAL
9/3/2015
News: The Orioles are planning to place struggling starter Miguel Gonzalez on the disabled list Friday, according to MASNsports.com.

Gonzalez, who is dealing with elbow inflammation and right shoulder pain, has been a mess on the mound of late. He has surrendered 29 runs over his last 35 innings and has dropped his last five decisions. His ERA has risen to a season-worst 4.85.

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Mike Wright
Report: SP Mike Wright to rejoin Orioles on Thursday night
Mike Wright, SP, BAL
9/3/2015
News: Pitcher Mike Wright is set to join the Orioles in Toronto on Thursday night, per the Virginian-Pilot.

Wright has been sidelined with an oblique injury for five weeks and has recently completed a rehab stint at Triple-A Norfolk. He is a candidate to start Saturday in Toronto, according to MASNsports.com.

The right-hander owns a 2-3 record and 4.99 ERA in seven big league outings, including six starts.

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Eddie Rosario
Twins' Eddie Rosario mashes first grand slam of career in loss
Eddie Rosario, LF, MIN
9/3/2015
News: Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario connected on his first-career grand slam on Thursday, but it wasn't enough to avoid the 6-4 loss to the White Sox.

Rosario came to bat with the bases loaded and his team down 1-0 in the third inning. With one swing of the bat, he gave the Twins a three-run lead. The bullpen was unable to make that lead last however.

The four RBI is a new career-high for the Twins rookie. Rosario is batting .237 (9 for 38) with two homers and six RBI over his last 10 games.

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David Robertson
White Sox RP David Robertson gets easy save on Thursday
David Robertson, RP, CHW
9/3/2015
News: White Sox closer David Robertson struck out a batter in a clean ninth inning, preserving Thursday's 6-4 win over the Twins. Robertson needed just 14 pitches to record his 28th save of the year.

The right-hander hadn't pitched since throwing two innings and getting the win on Sunday. He has successfully converted eight of his last nine save opportunities. 

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Kyle Gibson
Twins SP Kyle Gibson gets no-decision despite quality start
Kyle Gibson, SP, MIN
9/3/2015
News: Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson turned in a quality start on Thursday against the White Sox, but was left with a no-decision. Gibson allowed three runs on five hits over six innings. He struck out four and did not walk a batter, as the Twins dropped the series-finale 6-4.

Gibson allowed an early run in the top of the first inning, but the Twins rallied to take the lead on the heels of an Eddie Rosario grand slam in the third. But the White Sox chipped away, adding runs in the fourth and sixth innings. He left the game with the score tied 3-3, but the bullpen gave up three runs in the seventh.

Gibson has allowed three runs or fewer in five of his last seven starts, as his ERA is down to 3.84 on the year.

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Al Alburquerque
Tigers RP Al Alburquerque could be ready to pitch Friday
Al Alburquerque, RP, DET
9/3/2015
News: Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque threw a bullpen session Thursday, according to the Detroit News. He said he felt good and could be game ready Friday against the Indians.

Alburquerque added the MRI on his injured hip showed no structural damage. He has not pitched since Aug. 24.

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Jeff Samardzija
White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija gives up grand slam, still gets a win
Jeff Samardzija, SP, CHW
9/3/2015
News: White Sox starter Jeff Samardzija was actually out-pitched by opposing Twins starter Kyle Gibson on Thursday, but the tall right-hander walked away with his ninth win of the season. Samardzija allowed four runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings. He walked four and struck out four, en route to the 6-4 victory.

Samardzija (9-11, 4.87 ERA) didn't pitch quite as poorly as his line may suggest. All four runs came from one swing of the bat--a grand slam by Eddie Rosario in the third inning. The White Sox, meanwhile, were able to rally back and retake the lead.

The win snapped a personal six-game losing streak for Samardzija. Still, he has allowed a total of 14 earned runs over his last three starts, spanning 17 2/3 innings.

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Kyle Blanks
Rangers' Kyle Blanks to undergo surgery on both feet
Kyle Blanks, 1B, TEX
9/3/2015
News: Rangers infielder Kyle Blanks will miss the rest of the season due to surgery on both of his feet, the team announced Thursday.

Blanks will have arthroscopic surgery on his right foot for a chronic condition Friday. He will then have the same surgery on his left foot in 4-6 weeks.

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Mike Moustakas
Royals 3B Mike Moustakas misses third straight start
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC
9/3/2015
News: Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas missed a third straight start Thursday against the Tigers due to a hamstring injury.

Moustakas is batting .333 (23 for 69) with five home runs, nine doubles, 19 RBI, 10 runs, nine walks and seven strikeouts in his last 19 games.

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