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Date Player
5/24/2018 Matt Davidson, CWS, 3B
Davidson is dealing with a stiff back and is out of the White Sox's lineup for a second straight day Thursday.

Analysis: Davidson was a late scratch from Wednesday's game, though it's believed he's dealing with nothing more than a day-to-day issue. The 27-year-old has been one of the bright spots during the White Sox's rough season, leading the team with 11 homers and 28 RBIs to go along with an .890 OPS.
5/24/2018 Shohei Ohtani, LAA, P
The Angels announced they will push back the next pitching start for Ohtani, who had been scheduled to face fellow Japanese star Masahiro Tanaka in Yankee Stadium on Sunday.

Analysis: Angels manager Mike Scioscia did say Ohtani would be available to hit in Sunday's game, which suggests he won't take the mound again until at least Tuesday. The two-way sensation did throw a season-high 110 pitches while holding the Rays to two runs over 7 2/3 innings last Sunday to win his most recent outing.
5/24/2018 Leury García, CWS, CF
Garcia has been placed on the disabled list with a left knee sprain he sustained in Wednesday's game against the Orioles.

Analysis: The utility player will be further evaluated Thursday to determine the severity of the injury. Garcia has been a solid source of steals with nine in 39 games but doesn't offer a whole lot more from a fantasy perspective. Charlie Tilson, who stole 46 bases in Double A in 2015, was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte in a corresponding move and may get an extended look in center field while Garcia recovers.
5/24/2018 Welington Castillo, CWS, C
Castillo has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball for violating its Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The catcher tested positive for the banned substance Erythropoietin (EPO).

Analysis: Castillo won't be eligible to return until late August and forfeits nearly half of his $7.25 million salary, though his loss will probably be felt more by fantasy owners than by the rebuilding White Sox. Omar Narvaez, who hit .277 but with little power in 90 games last season, likely takes over as Chicago's regular catcher.
5/24/2018 Francisco Cervelli, Pit, C
Cervelli isn't in Thursday's lineup against the Reds after taking a ball off his right hand while blocking a pitch in the dirt Wednesday night.

Analysis: Cervelli is enjoying a stellar season, leading all catchers in OPS (.931), while ranking second in homers (8) and third in both RBIs (27) and walks (20), so hopefully this is just a minor setback.
5/24/2018 Mitch Haniger, Sea, LF
Haniger, who was hit by a pitch on his right forearm on Tuesday, was given a day off on Wednesday.

Analysis: He also could sit out Thursday's series finale, manager Scott Servais said.
5/24/2018 Daniel Gossett, Oak, P
Daniel Gossett fell to 0-2, allowing one run - zero earned - on four hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Seattle Mariners 1-0 on Wednesday. Gossett struck out five, ending the game with a 5.65 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
5/24/2018 Marco Gonzales, Sea, P
Marco Gonzales improved to 4-3, allowing two hits and two walks over 7.0 scoreless innings, as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Wednesday. Gonzales struck out six, ending the game with a 4.05 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.

Analysis: Over his last two starts, the 26-year-old left-hander has allowed one unearned run in 12 2/3 innings.
5/24/2018 Danny Coulombe, Oak, P
Danny Coulombe did not allow a hit or walk in 0.1 scoreless innings as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Seattle Mariners 1-0 on Wednesday. Coulombe struck out one, ending the game with a 4.86 ERA and 1.26 WHIP on the season.
5/24/2018 Juan Nicasio, Sea, P
Juan Nicasio allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Wednesday. Nicasio struck out one, ending the game with a 5.56 ERA and 1.32 WHIP on the season.
5/24/2018 Ryan Dull, Oak, P
Ryan Dull allowed one hit without giving up a run in 0.2 innings as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Seattle Mariners 1-0 on Wednesday. Dull struck out one, ending the game with a 5.91 ERA and 1.69 WHIP on the season.
5/24/2018 Santiago Casilla, Oak, P
Santiago Casilla allowed one hit and two walks without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Seattle Mariners 1-0 on Wednesday. Casilla did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.43 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the season.
5/24/2018 Edwin Díaz, Sea, P
Edwin Diaz recorded his 17th save, allowing no runs on no hits in 1.0 inning, as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Wednesday. Diaz struck out three, ending the game with a 1.78 ERA and 0.71 WHIP on the season.
5/24/2018 Matt Chapman, Oak, 3B
Matt Chapman went 0 for 4 Wednesday as the Oakland Athletics fell to the Seattle Mariners 1-0. He ended the game with a .243 batting average.
5/24/2018 Mike Zunino, Sea, C
Mike Zunino went 0 for 4 Wednesday as the Seattle Mariners topped the Oakland Athletics 1-0. He ended the game with a .206 batting average.
5/24/2018 John Andreoli, Sea, RF
John Andreoli went 1 for 3 Wednesday as the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0. He ended the game with a .333 batting average.
5/24/2018 Daniel Vogelbach, Sea, 1B
Daniel Vogelbach went 0 for 1 Wednesday as the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0. He ended the game with a .211 batting average.
5/24/2018 Matt Olson, Oak, 1B
Matt Olson went 0 for 3 Wednesday as the Oakland Athletics fell to the Seattle Mariners 1-0. He ended the game with a .240 batting average.
5/24/2018 Jed Lowrie, Oak, 2B
Jed Lowrie went 2 for 3 Wednesday as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Seattle Mariners 1-0. He ended the game with a .319 batting average.
5/24/2018 Guillermo Heredia, Sea, LF
Guillermo Heredia went 2 for 4 with a double Wednesday as the Seattle Mariners topped the Oakland Athletics 1-0. Heredia scored once. He ended the game with a .299 batting average.
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