MLB Recent Player News
|5/24/2015||Jose Iglesias, Det, SS|
|Iglesias exited Saturday's 3-2 loss to Houston.
Analysis: Iglesias bruised his left knee when he made contact with Chris Carter at first on an infield single in the third. He left the game two innings later.
|5/23/2015||Brian Matusz, Bal, P|
|Matusz has left the game against the Miami Marlins in the 12th inning after the umpire crew chief inspected the left-hander's right forearm.
Analysis: With the score 0-0, Matusz retired the first two batters before new Marlins manager Dan Jennings approached home plate umpire Jordan Baker. Baker and crew chief Paul Emmel then went to the mound to talk with Matusz. Orioles manager Buck Showalter joined the conversation, and there was no argument from him as Matusz left the game.
|5/23/2015||Yasmani Grandal, LAD, C|
|The Los Angeles Dodgers placed Grandal on the seven-day concussion list.
Analysis: Grandal, who came to the Dodgers from San Diego in December in the Matt Kemp trade, was taken out of Friday night's 2-1 victory over the Padres after four innings for precautionary reasons. He was struck on the right side of the head by the follow-through of Yangervis Solarte's bat in the third inning, then took a foul tip off the mask by Kemp in the fourth. Grandal is batting .291 with a .403 on-base percentage, four home runs and 17 RBI in 33 games this season.
|5/23/2015||Shane Victorino, Bos, RF|
|Victorino has left Saturday's game in the third inning against the Los Angeles Angels due to tightness in his left calf.
Analysis: Victorino appeared to stumble when he made an over-the-shoulder grab on Erick Aybar's deep fly in the top of the inning. He was scratched from Thursday's game with a sore left calf and didn't play Friday.
|5/23/2015||Josh Hamilton, Tex, LF|
|Hamilton says he has been picking up the pace in the minor leagues and is closer to his first game back with the Texas Rangers. That could come as early as Monday, when the Rangers open a three-game series at Cleveland.
Analysis: Before Triple-A Round Rock's scheduled game Saturday night, Hamilton said he likes where he's playing now but is excited about getting back to the major leagues. He was waiting to hear from the Rangers on what was planned for him. Hamilton says he's happy with how he feels after offseason shoulder surgery and his own version of spring training. The Rangers reacquired the 2010 AL MVP in a trade from the Los Angeles Angels nearly on April 27.
|5/23/2015||Mat Latos, Mia, P|
|The Marlins placed starting pitchers Henderson Alvarez and Latos on the 15-day disabled list, recalled right-hander Andre Rienzo and selected the contract of right-hander Vin Mazzaro from Triple-A New Orleans.
Analysis: Latos, who is 1-4 with a 6.12 ERA, is dealing with left knee inflammation, the same knee he had surgery on last season while with Cincinnati.
|5/23/2015||Jeff Samardzija, CWS, P|
|Samardzija allowed two runs and three hits while striking out nine over eight innings in Friday's 3-2 win over Minnesota.
Analysis: After a 1-2 start, Samardzija has gone 3-0 with a 3.72 ERA over his last four starts.
|5/23/2015||Alexei Ramirez, CWS, SS|
|Ramirez had three hits in Friday's 3-2 win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Ramirez had been 2 for 16 over his previous four games. He raised his average from .236 to .250 with Friday's effort.
|5/23/2015||Evan Longoria, TB, 3B|
|Longoria went 2 for 3 and homered for the first time in 12 games in Friday's 5-2 win over the A's.
Analysis: Longoria has gone 7 for 20 (.350) with seven RBIs over his last five games.
|5/23/2015||Stephen Vogt, Oak, C|
|Vogt was a bright spot for the A's on Friday, going 2 for 5 with his 10th home run in a 5-2 defeat.
Analysis: The 10 homers are a career high for Vogt, who had been 1 for 14 over his previous five games.
|5/23/2015||Dustin Pedroia, Bos, 2B|
|Pedroia went 3 for 5 in Friday's 12-5 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.
Analysis: Pedroia should be back on track after going 5 for 29 (.172) over his previous seven games.
|5/23/2015||Mike Trout, LAA, CF|
|Trout stayed hot Friday, going 3 for 6 with an RBI in a 12-5 win at Boston.
Analysis: Trout has gone 7 for 12 with a home run, double and two RBIs in his last three games.
|5/23/2015||Ken Roberts, Col, P|
|The Rockies placed Roberts on the 15-day DL.
Analysis: Roberts is dealing with inflammation in his left elbow.
|5/23/2015||Devin Mesoraco, Cin, C|
|Mesoraco has been sidelined again with a hip injury. He experienced increased pain in his left hip Friday while attempting catching drills.
Analysis: He hasn't caught a game since April 12 and will be examined by team doctors when the Reds return to Cincinnati on Monday. Mesoraco has made four starts - all at designated hitter - and 13 pinch-hitting appearances since being injured.
|5/23/2015||Johnny Cueto, Cin, P|
|Cueto has been scratched from Sunday's start against the Cleveland Indians because of elbow stiffness.
Analysis: Reds manager Bryan Price says he doesn't believe Cueto's stiffness is a serious issue, but wants to give the pitcher an extra day or two between starts. Cueto is 3-4 with a 3.03 ERA in nine starts.
|5/23/2015||Chris Young, KC, P|
|Young held St. Louis to six hits in six innings of Friday's 5-0 win.
Analysis: Young improved to 3-0 with a 0.36 ERA in four starts and a relief effort this month.
|5/23/2015||Kendrys Morales, KC, DH|
|Morales went 3 for 4 with two home runs and five RBIs in Friday's win over St. Louis.
Analysis: Morales is 12 for 26 with four homers, two doubles and nine RBIs in seven career games against the Cardinals.
|5/23/2015||Caleb Joseph, Bal, C|
|Joseph was 3 for 4 with two RBIs in Friday's win in Miami.
Analysis: Joseph seems to be recovering from a 1-for-19 slump. He's 5 for 11 with four RBIs in three games.
|5/23/2015||Brandon Moss, Cle, RF|
|Moss went 2 for 4 with a home run, a double and three RBIs in Friday's win over Cincinnati.
Analysis: He's homered in two of his last three games.
|5/23/2015||Jason Kipnis, Cle, 2B|
|Kipnis was 3 for 4 with two RBIs in Friday's win over Cincinnati.
Analysis: In 20 games this month, Kipnis is batting a .463 average and .546 on-base percentage, both easily MLB bests.
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