MLB Recent Player News
|9/16/2014||Juan Lagares, CF (NYM)||Lagares has left New York's game against the Miami Marlins before the start of the fifth inning because of a hyperextended right elbow.
Analysis: Lagares appeared to be injured in the fourth inning Tuesday night when he fielded Jarrod Saltalamacchia's sinking liner on a short hop and quickly came up throwing to force out Garrett Jones at second base. Lagares could be seen wincing on television replays. Kirk Nieuwenhuis replaced Lagares in center field.
|9/16/2014||Hanley Ramirez, SS (LAD)||Ramirez was a late scratch from the lineup Tuesday night because of a strained right elbow. Justin Turner took Ramirez's place at shortstop against the Colorado Rockies.
Analysis: Ramirez missed time last month due to a strained right oblique. He's hitting .278 with 13 homers and 69 RBIs this season. The Dodgers are 63-45 when Ramirez starts at shortstop - 4-2 with Turner plays the position.
|9/16/2014||Matt Shoemaker, P (LAA)||Shoemaker is expected to miss at least one turn in the rotation because of a mild strain on his left side.
Analysis: Angels manager Mike Scioscia made the announcement Tuesday, one day after his team became the first in the majors to clinch a playoff spot this season.
|9/16/2014||George Springer, RF (Hou)||Springer, who has been out since July 20 with a left quadriceps injury, won't play again this season.
Analysis: There was some hope that Springer might return for the last few games of the season, but interim manager Tom Lawless said on Tuesday that they decided to shut him down.
|9/16/2014||Stephen Fife, P (LAD)||Fife is on the 60-day disabled list.
Analysis: Fife is recovering from right elbow surgery.
|9/16/2014||Nolan Arenado, 3B (Col)||Arenado will be sidelined indefinitely because of a bruised chest and pneumonia.
Analysis: The slick fielder was hurt diving for a ball during a game in New York against the Mets last week. An MRI and CAT scan Monday revealed not only a bruise but fluid in Arenado's lungs. Rockies manager Walt Weiss said it's "going to be a few days before he's even up and about. But I think we'll see him before the season is over."
|9/16/2014||Masahiro Tanaka, P (NYY)||Tanaka is likely to rejoin the New York Yankees' rotation Sunday after an absence of more than two months.
Analysis: Yankees manager Joe Girardi says the Japanese right-hander tentatively is set to start against Toronto at Yankee Stadium. Tanaka will throw another bullpen session before the start. Tanaka will have a limit of 70 to 75 pitches against the Blue Jays. He has been sidelined since July 9 because of a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
|9/16/2014||Andrew Cashner, P (SD)||Cashner threw a two-hitter in Monday's 1-0 win over Philadelphia.
Analysis: In five starts since returning from more than a two-month absence, Cashner is 2-1 with a 1.85 ERA.
|9/16/2014||Mark Trumbo, LF (Ari)||Trumbo went 2 for 4 with a home run and five RBIs in Monday's win over San Francisco.
Analysis: It's been a nice three games for Trumbo, going 6 for 12 with nine RBIs.
|9/16/2014||Adrian Gonzalez, 1B (LAD)||Gonzalez went 2 for 5 with three RBIs in Monday's win over Colorado.
Analysis: Gonzalez has driven in 14 runs in his last nine games.
|9/16/2014||Travis Wood, P (ChC)||Wood was brilliant against his former team Monday.
Analysis: Wood threw six scoreless innings and allowed three hits. He faces the Dodgers next.
|9/16/2014||Alfredo Simon, P (Cin)||Simon was brilliant Monday.
Analysis: Simon pitched seven scoreless innings and faces the Cards over the weekend.
|9/16/2014||Martin Prado, 3B (NYY)||Prado has had an appendectomy and will miss the rest of the season. The team announced Wednesday that Prado had the surgery early Tuesday. He was placed on the 60-day disabled list.
Analysis: Prado has been a solid performer for the Yankees, posting a .316 batting average with seven homers and 16 RBIs in 37 games since being obtained from Arizona on July 31.
|9/16/2014||Hisashi Iwakuma, P (Sea)||It was a night to forget for Iwakuma, who surrendered a career-worst seven runs over 3 1-3 innings in Monday's 8-1 loss at Angel Stadium.
Analysis: Iwakuma hasn't looked like himself of late, posting a 9.28 ERA over his last five starts. Fantasy owners may want to think about leaving him on the bench his next time out.
|9/16/2014||Matt Shoemaker, P (LAA)||Shoemaker threw 7 2-3 innings of one-run ball to beat Seattle 8-1 on Monday.
Analysis: Shoemaker improved to 7-0 with a 1.29 ERA over his last eight starts. His next one, though, could be in question after feeling discomfort in his left side after his final pitch.
|9/16/2014||Jose Altuve, 2B (Hou)||Altuve went 3 for 4 with two RBIs in Monday's win over Cleveland.
Analysis: Altuve, 11 for his last 21, is one hit away from tying Craig Biggio's franchise single-season record of 210 set in 1998.
|9/16/2014||Jacob deGrom, P (NYM)||DeGrom saw his stretch of innings without allowing an earned run come to an end at 28 in Monday's 6-5 loss to Miami. He didn't factor into the decision after allowing three runs and six hits in seven innings while striking out a career-high 13.
Analysis: The NL Rookie of the Year is certainly still in deGrom's sights. He's 2-0 with a 0.96 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 28 innings over his last four starts.
|9/16/2014||Collin McHugh, P (Hou)||McHugh allowed on unearned run over 6 2-3 innings to beat Cleveland 3-1 on Monday.
Analysis: McHugh has allowed one or two runs in each of his nine starts since the beginning of August, going 6-0 with a 1.50 ERA.
|9/16/2014||Miguel Cabrera, 1B (Det)||Cabrera went 3 for 5 with a homer and three runs scored in Monday's win at Minnesota.
Analysis: Cabrera is bating .436 with six homers, 11 RBIs and 14 runs in 14 games this month.
|9/16/2014||Joe Mauer, 1B (Min)||Mauer went 2 for 4 with four RBIs in Monday's 8-6 loss to Detroit.
Analysis: It was a big day for Mauer, who had gone 10 games without an RBI.
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