MLB Recent Player News
|3/6/2014||Bronson Arroyo, P (Ari)||Arizona pitcher Bronson Arroyo is expected to miss a week to 10 days because of a back injury.
Analysis: The 37-year-old right-hander, who agreed last month to a $23.5 million, two-year contract, has never been on the disabled list in his professional career.
|3/5/2014||Ichiro Suzuki, RF (NYY)||Suzuki is looking at a diminished role this season after the Yankees added free agents outfielders Carlos Beltran and Jacoby Ellsbury.
Analysis: There is no need to use him in fantasy play.
|3/5/2014||Derek Jeter, SS (NYY)||Jeter went 0 for 2 to extend his hitless spring training, and the New York Yankees lost to the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: The Yankees captain, 0 for 9 in four games, hit into his third double play in the first and had a grounder to third during the third.
|3/4/2014||Andy Dirks, LF (Det)||Detroit Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks is expected to miss three months because of a back problem that requires surgery.
Analysis: General manager Dave Dombrowski says the 28-year-old Dirks will have surgery Monday. Dirks was expected to share the left field spot with Rajai Davis, whom the Tigers signed in the offseason.
|3/4/2014||Michael Gonzalez, P (Was)||Gonzalez has agreed to a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals and will compete with Xavier Cedeno for a bullpen job.
Analysis: The 35-year-old had a 3.03 ERA with no decision in 47 games for Washington in 2012, then had an 0-3 record with a 4.68 ERA in 75 games for Milwaukee last season.
|3/4/2014||Johan Santana, P (Bal)||Santana has agreed to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles as he tries to come back from the second major operation on his left shoulder.
Analysis: The 34-year-old left-hander became a free agent after completing a $137.5 million, six-year contract with the New York Mets, who declined a $25 million option and paid a $5.5 million buyout. Santana, 139-78 with a 3.20 ERA in 12 seasons with Minnesota and the Mets, missed the 2011 season following shoulder surgery on Sept. 14, 2010, returned to pitch the Mets' first no-hitter on June 1, 2012, then missed last season after an operation on April 2.
|3/3/2014||Scott Elbert, P (LAD)||Elbert will begin 2014 on the 60-day DL due to recovery from left shoulder surgery.
Analysis: Elbert was placed on the DL on Feb. 8.
|3/3/2014||Erik Davis, P (Was)||Davis will begin 2014 on the 60-day DL due to a sprained right elbow.
Analysis: Davis was placed on the DL on Feb. 13.
|3/3/2014||Joseph Ortiz, P (Tex)||Ortiz will begin 2014 on the 60-day DL due to a fractured left foot.
Analysis: Ortiz was placed on the DL on Feb. 16.
|3/3/2014||Eric O'Flaherty, P (Oak)||O'Flaherty will begin 2014 on the 60-day DL due to recovery from left elbow surgery.
Analysis: O'Flaherty was placed on the DL on Feb. 17.
|3/3/2014||Derek Holland, P (Tex)||Holland will begin 2014 on the 60-day DL due to recovery from left knee surgery.
Analysis: Holland was placed on the DL on March 3.
|3/3/2014||Andy Parrino, 2B (Tex)||The Texas Rangers have claimed infielder Andy Parrino off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.
Analysis: The Rangers made the move Monday.
|3/3/2014||Cameron Maybin, CF (SD)||Maybin is going to be out two to three months after rupturing his left biceps tendon during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
Analysis: The Padres revealed the severity of the injury on Monday. Maybin was injured while diving for a ball hit into the right-center gap and came up in obvious discomfort.
|3/3/2014||Jake Peavy, P (Bos)||Peavy arrived at Boston's spring training complex on Monday with a large white bandage covering his left index finger, the result of a weekend accident.
Analysis: The right-hander, scratched from his scheduled spring training debut Monday against Pittsburgh in Bradenton, said he was hurt Saturday.
|3/3/2014||Trevor Cahill, P (Ari)||Cahill will start the second game of the season for Arizona on March 23.
Analysis: He went 8-10 with a 3.99 ERA in 2013.
|3/3/2014||Patrick Corbin, P (Ari)||Corbin will start for the Diamondbacks when Arizona opens the major league season against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Australia on March 22.
Analysis: Corbin, who went 14-8 last season with a 3.41 ERA, called getting the starting nod an honor. The left-hander was part of a Diamondbacks delegation that traveled to Sydney to promote the first-ever regular-season games to be played in Australia.
|3/2/2014||Guillermo Mota, P (KC)||Mota has announced he is retiring after 14 seasons in the major leagues.
Analysis: The 40-year-old right-hander made 743 career relief appearances with a 3.94 ERA for the Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, Florida Marlins, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants.
|3/2/2014||Justin Sellers, SS (Cle)||The Cleveland Indians have acquired infielder Justin Sellers from the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash considerations.
Analysis: The 28-year-old Sellers played 82 games for the Dodgers in the past three years, hitting .199 with three home runs and 17 RBIs. He split time at shortstop, second base and third base.
|3/1/2014||Miguel Sano, 3B (Min)||Minnesota Twins slugging prospect Miguel Sano will have Tommy John surgery on his throwing arm and miss the 2014 season.
Analysis: The Twins expect Sano to resume hitting in about four months, and he should return to playing the field in eight months. Sano hit a combined 35 home runs last season between Class A Fort Myers and Double-A New Britain while batting .280 with 103 RBIs and counts Boston slugger David Ortiz among his mentors. Sano hit 28 homers with 100 RBIs in 2012 at Class A.
|3/1/2014||Francisco Rodriguez, P (Mil)||Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez has reported to spring training after acquiring a work visa and leaving an unsettled situation in Venezuela.
Analysis: Brewers manager Ron Roenicke says Rodriguez wasn't able to do much in the way of baseball activities because he was worried about leaving the house. Roenicke said Saturday that missed time isn't a concern for Rodriguez. The 32-year-old reliever was traded from Milwaukee to Baltimore last July.
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