MLB Recent Player News
|8/29/2015||Elvis Araujo, Phi, P|
|Araujo has been placed on the disabled list with a left groin strain.
Analysis: The injury occurred Thursday when he was pitching in the 11th inning.
|8/28/2015||Trevor Rosenthal, StL, P|
|Rosenthal was put on the paternity leave list Friday as the Cardinals opened a weekend series at San Francisco.
Analysis: Manager Mike Matheny didn't specify who would close out games in Rosenthal's absence, saying he might consider matchups and the state of the bullpen. Rosenthal is 2-1 with a 1.52 ERA in 58 games and earned his 41st save Thursday night at Arizona.
|8/28/2015||Chris Heston, SF, P|
|Heston was recalled from Triple-A Fresno and will pitch Sunday against St. Louis after getting a short break in the minors to rest.
Analysis: He last pitched for the Giants on Aug. 17 at St. Louis and is winless in his past four starts.
|8/28/2015||Matt Cain, SF, P|
|Cain was placed on the 15-day disabled list with irritation in his pitching elbow and received a cortisone injection to help it calm down.
Analysis: The move was made Friday and was retroactive to Wednesday. This marks Cain's second stint on the DL this season after he began the year with an elbow injury and missed 79 games.
|8/28/2015||Ben Revere, Tor, LF|
|Revere finished 3 for 4 in Thursday's loss at Texas.
Analysis: The midseason acquisition is 14 for 29 (.483) with 10 runs scored over a seven-game hitting streak.
|8/28/2015||Ryan Flaherty, Bal, 2B|
|Flaherty homered for a second straight game Thursday.
Analysis: The utility man still isn't a recommended fantasy option, as he's hitting a paltry .136 in 23 games since July 2.
|8/28/2015||Mike Moustakas, KC, 3B|
|Moustakas continued his hot hitting by going 3 for 4 with two RBIs in Thursday's win over Baltimore.
Analysis: Moustakas is batting .452 (14 for 31) with four homers and 12 RBIs over an eight-game hitting streak.
|8/28/2015||Zack Greinke, LAD, P|
|Greinke got back in the win column Thursday with a 1-0 victory in Cincinnati.
Analysis: Greinke (14-3) yielded four hits and two walks in seven innings while fanning nine. He had a string of eight consecutive winning decisions snapped in his previous outing Saturday, a 3-1 loss in Houston. His MLB-best ERA is now at 1.61.
|8/28/2015||Yordano Ventura, KC, P|
|Ventura fanned a career-high 11 over six scoreless innings to defeat Baltimore Thursday.
Analysis: The young righty yielded just two hits to extend an outstanding recent stretch. Ventura is now 3-0 with a 1.08 ERA over his last four starts and has struck out 32 in 25 innings over that span.
|8/28/2015||Yovani Gallardo, Tex, P|
|Gallardo shut out Toronto through 5 1-3 innings Thursday to win his third straight start.
Analysis: Gallardo has not allowed a run in three of his past four starts and owns a 3-0 record with a 1.21 ERA over that impressive stretch.
|8/28/2015||Edwin Encarnacion, Tor, 1B|
|Encarnacion ran his hitting streak to 22 games with an RBI double Thursday against Texas.
Analysis: He's hitting .386 with seven home runs and 24 RBIs during the career-high tear.
|8/28/2015||Yasiel Puig, LAD, RF|
|Puig was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, the same injury that sidelined him earlier in the season.
Analysis: The outfielder injured himself in the ninth inning of Thursday's 1-0 win at Cincinnati. Puig - who was on the DL from April 26-June 6 with a left hamstring strain - had hit safely in his last 10 games before getting hurt. He was hitting .256 with 11 homers and 38 RBIs in 77 games.
|8/28/2015||Miguel Sano, Min, 3B|
|Sano was held out of the lineup for Friday's game due to a sore right hamstring.
Analysis: Manager Paul Molitor told reporters prior to the game he's hopeful the talented rookie will be able to DH on Saturday.
|8/28/2015||Andre Ethier, LAD, RF|
|Ethier went 3 for 3 in a 1-0 win over Cincinnati on Thursday.
Analysis: The Dodgers outfielder, now batting .296, was 3 for 12 in his previous six games and collected all those hits in a 3-2 loss in Houston on Aug. 23.
|8/28/2015||Adam Jones, Bal, CF|
|Jones is in the lineup for Friday's game against Texas.
Analysis: Jones was forced out of Thursday's game at Kansas City after crashing hard into the wall, but is apparently good to go.
|8/28/2015||Madison Bumgarner, SF, P|
|Bumgarner moved into a tie for the major league wins lead with a 9-1 win against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.
Analysis: Bumgarner (16-6, 2.97 ERA) gave up one run, two hits and two walks in six innings while fanning 12 in his fifth consecutive win. He has a 1.43 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 37 2-3 innings during those five starts. He's also walked just four batters during that streak.
|8/28/2015||Eduardo Escobar, Min, SS|
|Escobar finished 2 for 4 with a solo homer and two runs scored Thursday at Tampa Bay.
Analysis: The usually light-hitting infielder had two homers on Wednesday and has four over his last six games. He's gone 10 for 25 with nine runs scored and seven RBIs during the power surge.
|8/28/2015||Kelby Tomlinson, SF, 2B|
|Tomlinson hit a grand slam, his first career homer, in a 9-1 rout of the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.
Analysis: Tomlinson also singled to boost his average to .346 in 20 games. He has 11 RBIs and a .901 OPS.
|8/28/2015||Franklin Gutierrez, Sea, CF|
|Gutierrez had a two-run homer in Thursday's loss to the White Sox.
Analysis: Gutierrez has been one of the few bright spots of Seattle's disappointing season. He's hitting .333 with six homers and 17 RBIs in his last 14 games and owns a .300 average for the season.
|8/28/2015||Yunel Escobar, Was, 3B|
|Escobar is out of the lineup Friday, one day after getting hit by a pitch on the right hand.
Analysis: The Washington Nationals third baseman is considered day to day.
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