MLB Recent Player News
|5/23/2015||Henderson Alvarez, Mia, P|
|Alvarez is back on the 15-day DL.
Analysis: Alvarez has been diagnosed with right shoulder inflammation.
|5/23/2015||Sammy Solis, Was, P|
|Solis has been placed on the 15-day DL.
Analysis: Solis is out with left shoulder inflammation.
|5/23/2015||Hanley Ramirez, Bos, LF|
|Ramirez remained in the game after getting hit by a pitch in the fourth inning, but manager John Farrell pulled him in the sixth because of left-hand soreness.
Analysis: A scan of Ramirez's hand was negative, Farrell said. He was replaced by Nava, who went 0-for-2. "We'll check him when he comes in tomorrow." Farrell said. "He had a difficult time gripping the bat, and I had to get him out of there."
|5/22/2015||Kyuji Fujikawa, Tex, P|
|Fujikawa was placed on waivers Friday by the Texas Rangers to give him his unconditional release.
Analysis: The Rangers had designated Fujikawa for assignment Sunday after the right-hander made only two appearances for them, allowing three runs in 1 2-3 innings. General manager Jon Daniels said then that Fujikawa had indicated that he didn't want to go back to the minor leagues.
|5/22/2015||Rusney Castillo, Bos, CF|
|Boston recalled Castillo from Triple-A.
Analysis: The Cuban native started in right field in Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels. It's Castillo's first major league stint of the season. He played 10 games for the Red Sox last year, batting .333 with two homers and six RBIs. He was batting .327 in Triple-A this year.
|5/22/2015||Avisail Garcia, CWS, RF|
|Garcia was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Minnesota Twins because of inflammation in his right knee.
Analysis: Garcia, batting .319 with four homers and 18 RBIs, was lifted for a pinch runner in the 10th inning of Monday's win over Cleveland but played in the next three games.
|5/22/2015||Alex Rodriguez, NYY, 3B|
|A minor league team of the Tampa Bay Rays has canceled an "A-Rod Juice Box" promotion that barbed Rodriguez after a complaint by the New York Yankees.
Analysis: The Class A Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Florida State League had planned the giveaway to the first 500 fans Friday night. The writing on the boxes said ''100% percent juiced'' with side effects that included "tainted records, inflated ego, omission from the Hall of Fame, and more!"
|5/22/2015||Jake Smolinski, Tex, RF|
|The Texas Rangers have put first baseman/outfielder Kyle Blanks on the 15-day disabled list and recalled Smolinski from Triple-A Round Rock.
Analysis: Texas manager Jeff Banister said he expected Smolinski would be available Friday night against the Yankees. Smolinski was batting .480 with two homers and five RBIs in seven games with Round Rock. He was sent to the minors after hitting .140 with one homer and five RBIs in seven games for Texas.
|5/22/2015||Kyle Blanks, Tex, 1B|
|The Texas Rangers have put Blanks on the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Jake Smolinski from Triple-A Round Rock.
Analysis: Blanks' move was retroactive to Wednesday. He had a procedure Friday in New York for a cyst near his tailbone. He was hitting .322 with three homers and six RBIs in 15 games since being promoted from Triple-A.
|5/22/2015||Munenori Kawasaki, Tor, 2B|
|The Blue Jays placed infielder Devon Travis on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of a sore left shoulder and promoted Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo.
Analysis: Kawasaki is batting ninth and starting at second base against the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. A three year veteran whose major league career began with Seattle in 2012, Kawasaki is expected to split time at second base with Steve Tolleson until the Blue Jays activate shortstop Jose Reyes (left ribs) off the disabled list, possibly as early as Monday.
|5/22/2015||Devon Travis, Tor, 2B|
|The Blue Jays placed Travis on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of a sore left shoulder and promoted infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo.
Analysis: Travis hasn't played since leaving a May 16 game at Houston in the seventh inning. He was injured when he was hit by a bad hop grounder in an April 30 game at Cleveland. The injury affected his swing, causing him to bat .189 in 53 at-bats in May after batting .325 in April. The move is retroactive to May 17.
|5/22/2015||Alex Wood, Atl, P|
|Wood has a stomach virus and will not start for the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
Analysis: Eric Stults, who was bumped to the bullpen last week, took Wood's place against the Milwaukee Brewers. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Wood first told the team he wasn't feeling well Thursday night after the Braves' 10-1 victory over the Brewers. When the left-hander's condition did not improve by Friday afternoon, the Braves recalled left-hander Ian Thomas from Triple-A Gwinnett to bolster the bullpen. Stults is 1-4 with a 5.36 ERA in seven games, all starts.
|5/22/2015||Kris Bryant, ChC, 3B|
|Bryant smashed his fifth home run of the season Thursday.
Analysis: He has hit safely in 10 straight and has 27 RBIs in 32 games.
|5/22/2015||Kyle Hendricks, ChC, P|
|Hendricks dazzled Thursday with the best start of his young career.
Analysis: The 25-year-old pitched a complete game shutout against San Diego on 108 pitches, striking out seven. The outing dropped his ERA more than a full point down to 4.14.
|5/22/2015||Julio Teheran, Atl, P|
|Teheran dealt seven two-hit innings and struck out eight Thursday.
Analysis: Teheran allowed just one run to lower his ERA to 3.91.
|5/22/2015||Madison Bumgarner, SF, P|
|Bumgarner outdueled Los Angeles' Clayton Kershaw for the third time this season on Thursday.
Analysis: Bumgarner pitched 6 1-3 scoreless innings and hit a home run at the plate in San Francisco's 4-0 win. He owns a 2.84 ERA this season.
|5/22/2015||Ryan Howard, Phi, 1B|
|Howard is looking to extend his power surge after homering again in Thursday's 7-3 loss at Colorado.
Analysis: Howard has gone deep in the last two games and is hitting .419 with three longballs and six RBIs over his past eight.
|5/22/2015||Brandon Barnes, Col, RF|
|Barnes is already making an impact in the Colorado lineup, going 4 for 4 with a double in Thursday's 7-3 win over Philadelphia.
Analysis: It was his first start since getting recalled from the minors, so keep an eye on him moving forward.
|5/22/2015||Jacob deGrom, NYM, P|
|DeGrom retired his final 23 batters following a first-inning single, and Lucas Duda hit two long homers to nearly the same spot Thursday during the New York Mets' 5-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Analysis: The reigning NL Rookie of the Year struck out 11 over eight dominant innings, shrugging off a tender hip and stiff shoulder that had bothered him recently.
|5/22/2015||Lucas Duda, NYM, 1B|
|Duda smacked two home runs and drove in four runs in Thursday's 5-0 win over the Cardinals.
Analysis: Duda has just five homers on the season, but he's batting .372 over his last 12 games.
|More Player News >>|