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As the trade deadline approaches, teams across Major League Baseball look ahead to their final 60 games of the regular season.

For players like Tommy Hunter, Jimmy Nelson, Josh Rutledge and David Robertson, their contributions over the final two months of the season could make a difference in whether their teams make the playoffs.

After this weekend, the New York Yankees lead the American League East by half a game over the Boston Red Sox and three and a half games over the Tampa Bay Rays. In the National League, the recent surge by the Chicago Cubs has catapulted them into a two and a half game cushion over the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Central.

Find out how Alabama’s six players fared over the past week.

 

Alex Avila - Catcher (Detroit Tigers)

Traded to the Chicago Cubs

2017:

77 games, .274 avg. 11 HR, 32 RBI, 30 runs, 11 doubles, 43 BB, 80 K, 1 error, .394 OBP

 

Last Week:

July 24 vs. Kansas City: 1-5, 2 RBI, 3 K

July 25 vs. Kansas City: 0-1, 1 K

July 26 vs. Kansas City: 0-2, 1 K

July 27: Off Day

July 28 vs. Houston: Did not play

July 29 vs. Houston: 0-4, 2 K

July 30 vs. Houston: 1-1, 1 run

 

This Week:

July 31-August 2 at New York Yankees

August 3-6 at Baltimore

 

Tommy Hunter - RHP (Tampa Bay Rays)

2017:

38 appearances, 0-2, 1 save, 1.82 ERA, 34.2 IP, 25 hits, 8 runs (7 earned), 10 BB, 38 K, 2 HR allowed, 2 errors

 

Last Week:

July 24 vs. Baltimore: Did not play

July 25 vs. Baltimore: 0.2 IP, 1 hit, 1 run (1 earned), 2 BB, 1 K

July 26 vs. Baltimore: 1 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 BB, 1 K

July 27 at New York Yankees: Did not play

July 28 at New York Yankees: Did not play

July 29 at New York Yankees: 1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 0 K

July 30 at New York Yankees: 1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 0 K

 

This Week:

July 31-August 3 at Houston

August 4-6 vs. Milwaukee

 

Wade LeBlanc - LHP (Pittsburgh Pirates)

2017:

39 appearances, 4-2, 1 save, 4.75 ERA, 53 IP, 54 hits, 28 runs (28 earned), 13 BB, 40 K, 7 HR allowed

 

Last Week:

July 24 at San Francisco: Did not play

July 25 at San Francisco: 1 IP, 2 hits, 1 run (1 earned), 0 BB, 0 K

July 26 at San Francisco: Did not play

July 27: Off Day

July 28 at San Diego: Did not play

July 29 at San Diego: 1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 1 K

July 30 at San Diego: Did not play

 

This Week:

July 31: Off Day

August 1-3 vs. Cincinnati

August 4-6 vs. San Diego

 

Jimmy Nelson - RHP (Milwaukee Brewers)

2017:

21 appearances (21 starts), 8-5, 3.38 ERA, 127.2 IP, 122 hits, 52 runs (48 earned), 31 BB, 142 K, 14 HR allowed, 1 error

 

Last Week:

July 24: Off Day

July 25 at Washington: Did not play

July 26 at Washington: No Decision, 7 IP, 4 hits, 2 runs (2 earned), 1 BB, 10 K, 1 HR allowed

July 27 at Washington: Did not play

July 28 vs. Chicago Cubs: Did not play

July 29 vs. Chicago Cubs: Did not play

July 30 vs. Chicago Cubs: Did not play

 

This Week:

July 31: Off Day

August 1-3 vs. St. Louis

August 4-6 at Tampa Bay

 

David Robertson - RHP (New York Yankees)

2017:

37 appearances, 4-2, 13 saves, 2.75 ERA, 39.1 IP, 24 hits, 12 runs (12 earned), 11 BB, 55 K, 6 HR allowed

 

Last Week:

July 24: Off Day

July 25 vs. Cleveland: Did not play

July 26 vs. Cleveland: 1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 1 K

July 27 vs. Tampa Bay: Did not play

July 28 vs. Tampa Bay: 1 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 1 K

July 29 vs. Tampa Bay: 1 IP, 2 hits, 1 run (1 earned), 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR allowed

July 30 vs. Tampa Bay: Did not play

 

This Week:

July 31-August 2 vs. Detroit

August 3-6 at Cleveland

 

Josh Rutledge - Third Base (Boston Red Sox)

10-Day Disabled List (Concussion)

 

2017:

37 games, .224 avg. 0 HR, 9 RBI, 10 runs, 1 triple, 2 doubles, 9 BB, 31 K, 1 SB, 4 errors, .297 OBP

Last Week:

July 24 at Seattle: Did not play

July 25 at Seattle: Did not paly

July 26 at Seattle: Did not play

July 27: Off Day

July 28 vs. Kansas City: Did not play

July 29 vs. Kansas City: Did not play

July 30 vs. Kansas City: Did not play

 

This Week:

July 31-August 2 vs. Cleveland

August 3-6 vs. Chicago White Sox