MLB Recent Player News
|3/28/2015||Carlos Gonzalez, LF (Col), LF|
|Gonzalez has left a spring training game with pain in his surgically repaired left knee.
Analysis: Gonzalez exited in the middle of the fourth inning Friday night against San Diego and walked to the clubhouse with a trainer. A team official says Gonzalez felt discomfort while catching Will Middlebrooks' fly ball an inning earlier. A two-time All-Star, Gonzalez has been plagued by injuries. He has played in only 180 of a possible 324 games the past two seasons. Gonzalez underwent season-ending surgery in August to repair the patella tendon.
|3/27/2015||Nate Jones, P (CWS), P|
|The White Sox put Jones on the 60-day disabled list on Friday.
Analysis: He was limited to two games last year because of hip and elbow injuries.
|3/27/2015||Kyle Drabek, P (CWS), P|
|The Chicago White Sox claimed Drabek off waivers from Toronto, making the move Friday.
Analysis: Drabek spent most of 2014 at Triple-A Buffalo. He made two appearances with Toronto, working three scoreless innings. Over parts of five seasons with the Blue Jays, the 27-year-old righty went 8-15 with a 5.27 ERA.
|3/27/2015||Chad Billingsley, P (Phi), P|
|Billingsley continues to recover from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.
Analysis: Billingsley spent all of last season on the disabled list for the Los Angeles Dodgers before signing for the Phils.
|3/27/2015||Domonic Brown, LF (Phi), LF|
|Brown could miss opening day with a left Achilles tendinitis.
Analysis: Brown only had 10 homers last year so he won't help your fantasy team much.
|3/27/2015||Masahiro Tanaka, P (NYY), P|
|Tanka will start New York's opener April 6 against Toronto. Manager Joe Girardi made the expected announcement on Friday.
Analysis: Tanaka was an All-Star last year during his first season in the majors, but the Japanese right-hander missed 2 1/2 months while rehabilitating a partially torn ligament in his elbow. He returned for two starts in late September.
|3/27/2015||Danny Salazar, P (Cle), P|
|Cleveland has optioned Salazar to Triple-A Columbus. Salazar had been in the running to win one of the two open spots in Cleveland's starting rotation, but the right-hander has struggled this spring and the Indians sent him back to the minors.
Analysis: Salazar got roughed up Thursday against Cincinnati, allowing six earned runs - two homers - and six hits in 3 1-3 innings. His fastball was high in the strike zone down the middle. In four spring outings, Salazar is 1-2 with an 8.18 ERA. He has allowed 14 hits and 10 runs in 11 innings. Salazar bounced between Columbus and Cleveland last season. He went 6-8 with a 4.25 ERA in 20 starts. In 2013, he started the Indians' wild-card game against Tampa Bay.
|3/27/2015||Eury Perez, CF (Atl), CF|
|The Braves optioned Perez to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Analysis: After being acquired off waivers from the New York Yankees, the speedy Perez was thought to have a shot at contending for playing time in center field. But even after an injury kept Melvin Upton Jr. out for all of spring training, the 24-year-old Perez didn't do enough to earn a spot on the team.
|3/27/2015||David Ortiz, DH (Bos), DH|
|Ortiz says he ''never knowingly took any steroids'' and he's definitely a Hall of Famer. The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter come in a column Thursday for The Players' Tribune, a website founded by Derek Jeter that gives professional athletes a platform.
Analysis: Ortiz also voiced his displeasure that he will ''always be considered a cheater'' to his detractors. Ortiz contends nobody in baseball has been tested more for performance-enhancing drugs than he has - more than 80 times since 2004. Ortiz writes: ''I have never failed a single one of those tests and I never will.''
|3/27/2015||Ross Detwiler, P (Tex), P|
|Detwiler has earned a spot in the Texas rotation.
Analysis: Detwiler was acquired in an offseason trade with Washington after being a reliever last season.
|3/27/2015||Yovani Gallardo, P (Tex), P|
|Gallardo has been tabbed to start the Texas Rangers' season opener. New manager Jeff Banister on Thursday officially named Gallardo the starter for the April 6 opener at Oakland.
Analysis: The move had been expected with Yu Darvish out for the season after ligament-replacement elbow surgery, and left-hander Derek Holland likely starting the April 10 home opener. Gallardo has started the last five season openers for the Milwaukee Brewers, who traded the right-hander to Texas in January.
|3/27/2015||Nick Swisher, 1B (Cle), 1B|
|Swisher is recovering from knee surgery.
Analysis: Swisher is expected to start the season on the disabled list.
|3/27/2015||Tyler Skaggs, P (LAA), P|
|Skaggs is recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Analysis: Skaggs will miss this season after undergoing the procedure in August 2014.
|3/27/2015||Brad Peacock, P (Hou), P|
|Peacock is recovering from hip surgery.
Analysis: Peacock is expected to miss the start of the season.
|3/27/2015||Jarrod Parker, P (Oak), P|
|Parker is making his way back from Tommy John surgery.
Analysis: Parker isn't expected back until after the All-Star break.
|3/27/2015||Matt Moore, P (TB), P|
|Moore is still making his way back from Tommy John surgery.
Analysis: Moore underwent the procedure last April, but he's expected to be out for at least the first month of this season.
|3/26/2015||Jake McGee, P (TB), P|
|McGee is recovering from left elbow surgery.
Analysis: McGee is expected to start the season on the disabled list, but could be back in May.
|3/26/2015||Nate Jones, P (CWS), P|
|Jones is recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Analysis: The reliever isn't expected to be back until after the All-Star break.
|3/26/2015||David Hernandez, P (Ari), P|
|Hernandez is recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Analysis: Hernandez had the surgery in April 2014, and is expected to miss the opening month of this season.
|3/26/2015||Matt Harrison, P (Tex), P|
|Harrison is recovering from back surgery.
Analysis: It's unclear when Harrison will be back, but it may not be until after the All-Star break.
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