1B | Bryan LaHair | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 1B Bryan LaHair is hitting cleanup Friday, April 20.
1B | Anthony Rizzo | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo hit two homers at Triple-A Iowa Thursday, April 19. He's hitting .393 with seven homers on the season.
1B | Mark Trumbo | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B/1B Mark Trumbo will likely see time in left field and right field in the near future. It's believed that OF Torii Hunter volunteered to be the designated hitter some to get Trumbo time in the outfield.
1B | Freddie Freeman | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman hit a pair of two-run home runs and drove in a career-high five runs Thursday, April 19, in a 10-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
1B | Justin Smoak | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners 1B Justin Smoak (hamstring) was back in the lineup Thursday, April 19, his right hamstring feeling better, but admitted he hadn't yet fully tested it running hard. "I haven't put the jets on yet," Smoak said.
1B | Albert Pujols | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Although Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols had three doubles Thursday, April 19, against the Oakland Athletics, he did not homer. That means Pujols has 13 games and 54 at-bats without a longball, the longest drought of his career.
1B | Mark Teixeira | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira went 2-for-4 with one home run and two RBIs against the Minnesota Twins Thursday, April 19.
1B | Ryan Howard | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (Achilles') will meet with a specialist again Friday, April 20, and could be cleared for more baseball activities if everything checks out.
1B | Adam Dunn | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 1B Adam Dunn had two strikeouts Thursday, April 19, to up his American League leading strikeout total to 21. He walked, had an RBI double and extended his streak of reaching base to six games.
1B | Chris Davis | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 1B Chris Davis went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts Thursday, April 19.
1B | Nick Johnson | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 1B Nick Johnson went hitless in four at-bats Thursday, April 19, and he is 0-for-20 to start the season, which is the most hitless at-bats in the majors.
1B | Brandon Snyder | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers skipper Ron Washington said INF Brandon Snyder will mostly play at first base. Snyder is working with outfield coach Gary Pettis, and he should be able to play left field soon, but he'll most likely stick at first.
1B | Brandon Allen | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Rays claimed 1B Brandon Allen off waivers from the Oakland Athletics Thursday, April 19, and moved C Robinson Chirinos (concussion) to the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move. Allen will join the team Friday, April 20.
1B | Matt Adams | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
The St. Louis Cardinals considered recalling 1B Matt Adams from Triple-A Memphis Thursday, April 19, but 3B Matt Carpenter's hot start prevent the move because Adams likely wouldn't have played much. Carpenter will start at first base with 1B Lance Berkman (calf) on the disabled list.
1B | Lance Berkman | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Breaking, Fantasy
The St. Louis Cardinals will place 1B Lance Berkman (calf) on the 15-day disabled list because of his calf injury.
1B | Mat Gamel | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 1B Mat Gamel and C Jonathan Lucroy are out of the lineup Thursday, April 19.
2B | Brandon Phillips | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips is out of the lineup Friday, April 20.
2B | Chris Nelson | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 3B Chris Nelson is batting .306 with four doubles so far this season. Batting in the eighth hole, Nelson went 11-for-25 (.440) in the first homestand, hitting safely in seven of the nine games.
2B | Ian Kinsler | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler, DH Michael Young and OF Nelson Cruz each collected three hits and two RBIs against the Detroit Tigers Thursday, April 19.
2B | Skip Schumaker | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay (shoulder), who was wearing a sling after the game Thursday, April 19, underwent X-rays on his right shoulder, which showed no structural damage. He's being listed as day-to-day, but he'll be re-evaluated Friday, April 20. OF Adron Chambers would likely be recalled if Jay is forced to the disabled list. OFs Skip Schumaker, Erik Komatsu or Shane Robinson can also play center field to keep OF Carlos Beltran in right field.
2B | Darwin Barney | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 2B Darwin Barney went 1-for-5 with three RBIs and two strikeouts in a losing effort Thursday, April 19.
2B | Brian Roberts | Baltimore Orioles | Injury
Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (concussion) will continue to travel with the team on their road trip after originally being scheduled to go back to Baltimore. Roberts will be able to continue his rehab on the road and not have to go back to Baltimore.
SS | Stephen Drew | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Stephen Drew (ankle) played three innings at extended spring training Thursday, April 19, and went 1-for-4 with a double.
SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter picked up his 3,110th career hit Thursday, April 19, tying Dave Winfield for 18th on the all-time list.
SS | Erick Aybar | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar was bumped from the leadoff spot to eighth in manager Mike Scioscia's lineup after his .190 start to the season. Aybar went 2-for-4 Thursday, April 19, against the Oakland Athletics.
SS | Troy Tulowitzki | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki is 39-for-99 against the Milwaukee Brewers with seven home runs, including two at Miller Park, where the Rockies will play this weekend.
SS | Asdrubal Cabrera | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera is expected to rejoin the team Monday, April 23, and be in the starting lineup Tuesday, April 24. When he returns, RP Nick Hagadone will be sent to Triple-A Columbus.
SS | Steve Lombardozzi | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
With Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel back from the disabled list, manager Davey Johnson indicated that SS Steve Lombardozzi is out of the possible outfield rotation. OFs Roger Bernadina, Mark DeRosa and Xavier Nady have all been sharing time in left field.
SS | Jose Reyes | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins SS Jose Reyes went 0-for-3 with two walks Thursday, April 19, and he's hitting just .226 on the year. He also made his fifth error of the season.
SS | Ian Desmond | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond is taking his first day off of the season Thursday, April 19, with INF Steve Lombardozzi starting in his place. OF Roger Bernadina is starting for the second straight day in left field.
3B | Chipper Jones | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones (knee) was given a day off Thursday, April 19. He's played in six of the Braves' 13 games after missing the first four recovering from left knee surgery, and dealt with swelling in the knee late last week. "If it acts up, we'll give him another day," manager Fredi Gonzalez said.
3B | Evan Longoria | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria went 3-for-4 with one home run and four RBIs against the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, April 19.
3B | Don Kelly | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Don Kelly went 2-for-4 with three RBIs against the Texas Rangers Thursday, April 19.
3B | Ryan Zimmerman | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman went 1-for-5 with one home run and three RBIs against the Houston Astros Thursday, April 19.
3B | Juan Uribe | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Juan Uribe (wrist) will not be meeting with a specialist to have his injured wrist examined. He had his wrist examined by a Milwaukee Brewers doctor and was diagnosed with mild inflammation in his left wrist. He is considered day-to-day.
3B | Hanley Ramirez | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins 3B Hanley Ramirez had two hits in a winning effort Thursday, April 19, and he's hitting .550 (11-for-20) with three homers and nine RBIs in his last five games. Ramirez went 2-for-4 with two runs and his third stolen base.
3B | Brent Morel | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 3B Brent Morel has 18 strikeouts in his first 39 at-bats this season.
C | Mike Napoli | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 1B Mike Napoli went 2-for-5 with one home run and one RBI against the Detroit Tigers Thursday, April 19. He has hit a home run in four straight games.
C | Ryan Doumit | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins C Ryan Doumit went 2-for-4 with one home run and four RBIs against the New York Yankees Thursday, April 19.
C | Jason Castro | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros C Jason Castro went 3-for-5 with two RBIs against the Washington Nationals Thursday, April 19.
OF | Jon Jay | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay (shoulder) will likely be placed on the disabled list as early as Friday, April 20.
OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (hip) has been dealing with a hip injury lately, and he was removed from the game Thursday, April 19.
OF | Coco Crisp | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (illness) missed his second straight game Thursday, April 19, due to the flu.
OF | Desmond Jennings | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings went 3-for-5 with one home run and two RBIs against the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, April 19.
OF | Curtis Granderson | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Curtis Granderson went 5-for-5 with three home runs and four RBIs against the Minnesota Twins Thursday, April 19.
OF | Justin Upton | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Justin Upton (thumb) was not in the starting lineup Thursday, April 19, but said his thumb is feeling better each day and believes he is close to returning.
OF | Travis Buck | Houston Astros | Injury
Houston Astros OF Travis Buck (hamstring) was not in the starting lineup Thursday, April 19, but he is not expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list. He hopes to be able to play at some point this weekend.
OF | Andy Dirks | Detroit Tigers | Injury
Detroit Tigers OF Andy Dirks (hamstring) was limited to rehab activities Thursday, April 19, but hopes to return to the team in the near future. He hopes to work out on the field Friday, April 20.
OF | Carlos Quentin | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
The San Diego Padres hope OF Carlos Quentin (knee) will be able to join the team within the next two weeks.
OF | B.J. Upton | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon confirmed Thursday, April 19, that OF B.J. Upton (back) will come off the 15-day disabled list Friday, April 20.
OF | Dayan Viciedo | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Dayan Viciedo went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and grounded into a double play Thursday, April 19. INF Brent Lillibridge went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts as well. OF Alex Rios went 2-for-5 with an RBI and three strikeouts.
OF | Adam L. Jones | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Adam L. Jones hit a two-run homer, his fifth of the season, and added an RBI double in a winning effort Thursday, April 19. He's homered four times in the team's first seven games on their 10-game road trip.
OF | Matt Holliday | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday hit a three-run dinger in his team's loss Thursday, April 19. Holliday had been 3-for-26 on the homestand before going deep. He went 2-for-4 with a run, three RBIs and one strikeout.
OF | Drew Stubbs | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips and OFs Ryan Ludwick and Drew Stubbs all homered in a winning effort Thursday, April 19. The team had just one homer in their last nine games and started the day with a .211 batting average. Phillips and Stubbs hit their first homers, while Ludwick's was his second. Stubbs went 3-for-5 in the game. Phillips' two RBIs were his first of the season.
OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun went 0-for-11 in the team's three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and he struck out in his last at-bat Thursday, April 19. He went 0-for-4 Thursday to drop his average to .261.
OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp slugged his seventh home run (a solo job) of the season in a victory Thursday, April 19. He went 2-for-5 with two runs and two strikeouts in the game to up his average to .451.
OF | Allen Craig | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Allen Craig (knee) played in another extended spring game Wednesday, April 18, and could start a minor league rehab assignment this weekend. Craig has only hit in extended spring games, but he's expected to play defense early next week.
OF | John Mayberry Jr. | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies hitting coach Greg Gross recently noticed a flaw in OF John Mayberry Jr.'s stance and positioning at the plate. "The change creeps in when things aren't going quite right," said Gross. "When the results aren't there, he has a tendency to grind it out more. When he gets in that mode, he's like, 'I'm going to really make sure, really make sure.' And he gets bent over a little bit." Mayberry has only one extra-base hit, nine strikeouts and just one walk. However, Charlie Manuel isn't giving up on him. "He'll get to play," the manager said. "He'll get a chance to get going. But he'll play more if he starts hitting like he did in the second half of the season last year. That's kind of where it's at. I didn't give up on him."
OF | Chris B. Young | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said OF Chris B. Young (shoulder) could miss two to three weeks because of a slight tear in the AC joint of his right shoulder.
OF | Nolan Reimold | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Nolan Reimold (neck) is not in the starting lineup Thursday, April 19, because of a neck spasm he had Wednesday, April 18, which is still bothering him.
OF | Brent Clevlen | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction
The Arizona Diamondbacks signed free-agent OF Brent Clevlen (Phillies) to a minor league deal Wednesday, April 18.
OF | Jonny Gomes | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Jonny Gomes has three hits this year, which are all home runs, in 18 at-bats. He's hitting just .167 with a .985 OPS.
SP | Dustin Moseley | San Diego Padres | Injury
Updating previous reports, San Diego Padres SP Dustin Moseley (shoulder) will have surgery to repair extensive damage to his right shoulder in the coming weeks. He has damage to his labrum and expects to miss 10-15 months.
SP | Vance Worley | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SP Vance Worley allowed four hits and three walks while fanning 11 in seven shutout innings to beat the San Diego Padres Thursday, April 19.
SP | Tim Hudson | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SP Tim Hudson (back) made a third rehab start at Triple-A Gwinnett Wednesday, April 18, tossing five innings and allowing one unearned run on two hits with three walks and four strikeouts. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Hudson will throw closer to 100 pitches in a rehab start Tuesday, April 24, with the plan for him to be activated for a series against Pittsburgh later this month.
SP | Josh Collmenter | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Josh Collmenter had his longest outing of the season after struggling in his first two. He was charged with four earned runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings Thursday, April 19, dropping his earned run average to 10.22. "I finally felt real comfortable on the mound," Collmenter said. "It was nice to finally understand what I was doing."
SP | Mike Minor | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor struck out nine batters in eight innings Thursday, April 19, in a 10-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
SP | Felix Hernandez | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez struck out 12 batters Thursday, April 19, against the Cleveland Indians, but he did not pick up the decision as the Indians battled back to win the game in the ninth inning.
SP | Yu Darvish | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish allowed one run on two hits in 6 1/3 innings against the Detroit Tigers Thursday, April 19, to pick up his second win of the season. He struck out five batters and walked five batters in the game.
SP | Phil Hughes | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Phil Hughes allowed six runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings against the Minnesota Twins Thursday, April 19, but picked up his first win of the season. He struck out four batters and walked two in the game.
SP | Edwin Jackson | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Edwin Jackson allowed five runs on seven hits in five innings against the Houston Astros Thursday, April 19, to suffer his first loss of the season. He struck out five batters in the game and did not walk any batters.
SP | Bud Norris | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros SP Bud Norris allowed four runs on 10 hits in six innings against the Washington Nationals Thursday, April 19, to pick up his first win of the season. He struck out six batters and walked two in the game. He also went 1-for-3 with two RBIs at the plate.
SP | Doug Fister | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers SP Doug Fister (abdomen) said the team will take a cautious approach to his rehab after feeling some soreness during a throwing session. Fister said he will wait for all the soreness to go away before trying to throw again. He said he does not think he was rushing his rehab before suffering the setback.
SP | Chris Young | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Chris Young (shoulder) has thrown two sessions of live batting practice in the minors.
SP | Gavin Floyd | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox SP Gavin Floyd gave up five runs and six hits in six innings to lose to the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, April 19, for his second loss on the season. Floyd walked three and struck out seven in the outing.
SP | Jason Hammel | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Jason Hammel struck out 10 hitters to beat the Chicago White Sox for his second win of the year Thursday, April 19. He matched a career high with the 10 K's, doing it in just six innings. Hammel allowed six hits and two earned runs while walking three.
SP | Daisuke Matsuzaka | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Daisuke Matsuzaka (elbow) played catch and did some long toss at the stadium Thursday, April 19.
SP | Adam Wainwright | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright surrendered four runs and seven hits (two homers) in five innings for another loss against the Cincinnati Reds Thursday, April 19. He's winless in his first three decisions for the first time in his career, and he saw his ERA rise to 9.88. Wainwright gave up multiple homers in consecutive starts for only the second time in his career. He walked one and struck out five in the game.
SP | Daniel Bard | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Daniel Bard will start against the New York Yankees Sunday, April 22, instead of SP Jon Lester, who manager Bobby Valentine considered going with on normal rest.
SP | Jeff Samardzija | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija allowed five runs and eight hits in just 3 2/3 inning in a loss at the hands of the Miami Marlins Thursday, April 19, for his first loss on the year. He walked five and struck out three in the outing to push his ERA to 5.71.
SP | Chris Carpenter | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder) continues to do strengthening exercises for his right shoulder, but no date has been set for him to resume a throwing program.
SP | Andrew Miller | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Andrew Miller (hamstring) walked four while striking out three in just 1 1/3 innings with Triple-A Pawtucket Thursday, April 19. He threw just 20 of his 50 pitches for strikes. Miller has given up four runs and four hits with nine walks and 12 strikeouts in six minor league rehab games. Miller believes he's completely recovered from his strained left hamstring.
SP | Wynn Pelzer | free agent | Transaction
The Baltimore Orioles have released P Wynn Pelzer.
SP | Tsuyoshi Wada | Baltimore Orioles | Injury,
Baltimore Orioles SP Tsuyoshi Wada (elbow) allowed five runs on five hits in 2 2/3 innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Norfolk Thursday, April 19. He also walked four batters in the game.
RP | Daniel Herrera | New York Mets | Injury
New York Mets RP Daniel Herrera (elbow) has a tear in his left elbow and will undergo Tommy John surgery. He's done for the year.
RP | Zach Miner | Detroit Tigers | Transaction
The Detroit Tigers acquired P Zach Miner from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations.
RP | Tom Wilhelmsen | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Going into play Thursday, April 19, Seattle Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen's 12 strikeouts led all American League relievers. His earned-run average this year is 0.90, and going back to Aug. 20 last year, Wilhelmsen is 2-0 with a 0.95 ERA, having allowed opponents a .134 batting average.
RP | Mariano Rivera | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees RP Mariano Rivera pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins Thursday, April 19, to pick up his third save of the season.
RP | Jesse Litsch | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury,
Toronto Blue Jays RP Jesse Litsch (shoulder) is gaining more range of motion in his shoulder but he has yet to resume throwing. There is no timetable for his return.
RP | Jim Johnson | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles RP Jim Johnson earned his sixth save of the season against the Chicago White Sox Thursday, April 19. He has converted 14 straight save chances dating back to last year. Johnson made things interesting, though, giving up a hit, a walk and hitting a batter before striking out White Sox OF Alex Rios to end the game.
RP | Sean Marshall | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds RP Sean Marshall struck out the side after giving up a leadoff hit against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, April 19, for his second save in as many chances. He has seven strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings this year.
RP | Javy Guerra | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Javy Guerra pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, April 19, to pick up his sixth save in seven chances. Guerra struck out two in the outing.
RP | Heath Bell | Miami Marlins | Fantasy,
Miami Marlins RP Heath Bell recorded his second save in four chances against the Chicago Cubs Thursday, April 19. Bell struck out two in the appearance.
RP | Scott Linebrink | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury,
St. Louis Cardinals RP Scott Linebrink (shoulder) continues to throw on flat ground but is still a few days from pitching off a mound.
RP | Rich Hill | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Transaction
The Boston Red Sox have assigned RP Rich Hill (shoulder) to Triple-A Pawtucket so he can continue his rehab assignment.
RP | Nelson Figueroa | New York Yankees | Transaction,
The New York Yankees signed free-agent RP Nelson Figueroa (Blue Jays) to a minor league deal Thursday, April 19.
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