MLB Recent Player News
|4/19/2015||Jesse Hahn, P (Oak), P|
|Hahn departed Saturday's start in the six inning because of a blister.
Analysis: It's uncertain how serious it is.
|4/19/2015||Justin Upton, LF (SD), LF|
|Upton strained his quad Saturday during a loss to the upstart Cubs.
Analysis: He is day to day.
|4/18/2015||Randal Grichuk, RF (StL), RF|
|Grichuck will be put on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a back strain.
Analysis: They will recall Dean Anna from Triple-A Memphis, who is expected to be ready for the game.
|4/18/2015||Yordano Ventura, P (KC), P|
|Ventura has been ejected from Kansas City's game against Oakland after hitting A's third baseman Brett Lawrie with what appeared to be a retaliatory pitch.
Analysis: Lawrie drew the ire of the Royals the previous night when he slid hard and late into Alcides Escobar at second base. Escobar wound up with a sprained left knee in the collision. Ventura had already been pounded for five runs in the fourth inning when Lawrie stepped to the plate Saturday night. Both benches and bullpens emptied for the second straight night. No punches were thrown.
|4/18/2015||Mitch Moreland, 1B (Tex), 1B|
|Moreland was a late scratch Friday because of a sore left elbow.
Analysis: His status going forward is uncertain.
|4/18/2015||Bartolo Colon, P (NYM), P|
|Colon had his third consecutive solid start Friday.
Analysis: The 41-year-old allowed one run through seven innings against Miami to move to 3-0. His 91 pitches Friday were his most of the season.
|4/18/2015||Starling Marte, LF (Pit), LF|
|Marte broke from his slump with his second home run of the season Friday.
Analysis: He finished the day 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs. His batting average is still mired at .152.
|4/18/2015||Bryce Harper, RF (Was), RF|
|Harper hit his third home run of the season Friday.
Analysis: He has nine runs and six RBIs through the season's first 11 games, and has upped his on-base percentage to .375 with five walks in his last three contests.
|4/18/2015||Max Scherzer, P (Was), P|
|Scherzer pitched a gem on Friday to earn his first win with Washington.
Analysis: He allowed only four hits and one run in eight innings against Philadelphia. He finished with 100 pitches on the day and struck out nine.
|4/18/2015||Wil Myers, CF (SD), CF|
|Myers hit his first home run of the season Friday.
Analysis: Myers' three-run blast gave the Padres a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs. He has nine runs and seven RBIs this season.
|4/18/2015||Nelson Cruz, RF (Sea), RF|
|Cruz wasn't able to extend his five-game home run streak Friday, but he went 3 for 4 in Seattle's 3-1 loss to Texas.
Analysis: The red-hot Cruz has gone 12 for 23 (.522) with six homers and nine RBIs over his last six games.
|4/18/2015||Jaff Decker, LF (Pit), LF|
|Decker has been activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Pittsburgh Pirates and optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Analysis: Decker had been at Indianapolis since the start of the season on a rehab assignment. He strained a muscle in his left calf late during spring training.
|4/18/2015||Matt Holliday, LF (StL), LF|
|Holliday left Saturday's game against Cincinnati in the bottom of the first inning because of tightness in his back.
Analysis: Holliday doubled and scored before leaving. He has hit safely in all 10 games for St. Louis this season, and his double was his first extra-base hit. He is batting .363. Jon Jay moved from center to left field and Peter Bourjos entered the game.
|4/18/2015||Robinson Chirinos, C (Tex), C|
|Chirinos went 2 for 4 with a home run and a double in a 3-1 win at Seattle on Friday.
Analysis: Chirinos has given the Rangers some pop by going 4 for 8 with two homers and six RBIs in his past two games.
|4/18/2015||Yohan Pino, P (KC), P|
|The Royals have recalled Pino from Triple-A Omaha.
Analysis: The 31-year-old Pino pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed one hit with no walks and six strikeouts last Sunday at New Orleans. Pino was 2-5 with a 5.07 ERA in 11 starts last season with the Minnesota Twins.
|4/18/2015||Mike Trout, CF (LAA), CF|
|Trout had a big game Friday, hitting a two-run home run and a three-run shot in 6-3 win at Houston.
Analysis: Trout already seems to be in MVP form, batting .444 with three homers and nine RBIs in 10 games.
|4/18/2015||Salvador Perez, C (KC), C|
|Perez continued his hot start with three hits in Friday's win over Oakland.
Analysis: Perez is hitting .405 with three homers and 11 RBIs through his first 10 games.
|4/18/2015||Jonathan Schoop, 2B (Bal), 2B|
|The Baltimore Orioles put Schoop on the 15-day disabled list Saturday because of a sprained right knee.
Analysis: Schoop said he got hurt when he tripped over first base in Friday night's game at Boston. He said a late, hard slide by Pablo Sandoval wasn't the cause of his injury. A couple innings after Sandoval made a rough, late slide while trying to break up a double play, Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez was ejected for hitting the Red Sox slugger with a pitch. In nine games, Schoop hit .259 with three homers and seven RBIs.
|4/18/2015||Lorenzo Cain, CF (KC), CF|
|Cain hasn't stop hitting since the season started. He had three hits for the second straight game in a 6-4 win over Oakland on Friday.
Analysis: Cain is batting .462 with two homers and 11 RBIs in his first 10 games.
|4/18/2015||Greg Holland, P (KC), P|
|The Kansas City Royals have put Holland on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right pectoral muscle.
Analysis: Holland has four saves this season and has not allowed a hit in four scoreless innings. He has been an All-Star the last two years. Holland had 46 saves last year in the regular season, then earned seven more in the postseason for the AL champions. The Royals recalled right-hander Yohan Pino from Triple-A Omaha. He pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed one hit with no walks and six strikeouts last Sunday at New Orleans.
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