MLB Recent Player News
|5/23/2013||Josh Rutledge, 2B (Col)||The Rockies have optioned Rutledge to Triple-A Colorado Springs, with outfielder Michael Cuddyer potentially coming off the disabled list Friday.
Analysis: Rutledge opened the season on the Rockies' roster and batted .242 with three doubles, five home runs and 13 RBIs in 43 games.
|5/23/2013||Kevin Slowey, P (Mia)||Slowey exited Wednesday night's game against Philadelphia before the sixth inning because of a strained left lat muscle.
Analysis: Slowey took the mound following the fifth inning and began to warm up. He then motioned toward the Marlins dugout and shook his head. He's day-to-day.
|5/22/2013||Hiroki Kuroda, P (NYY)||Kuroda has left a game against the Baltimore Orioles because of an injury.
Analysis: Kuroda gave up a third-inning single to Chris Davis before grimacing near the mound in pain. After a conference that involved a trainer and Yankees manager Joe Girardi, Kuroda walked off the field. Earlier, the right-hander was struck in the leg by a line drive off the bat of Manny Machado. Kuroda stayed in the game, but that injury did not appear to be related to the one that ended his night, which appeared to have something to do with the upper torso.
|5/22/2013||Kevin Gausman, P (Bal)||The Baltimore Orioles will recall Gausman on Thursday and send him to the mound in Toronto for his major league debut.
Analysis: Gausman was the fourth overall pick in the 2012 amateur draft. The right-hander pitched for Louisiana State before being selected by the Orioles.
|5/22/2013||Chase Utley, 2B (Phi)||Utley is scheduled for an MRI Thursday on his sore ribcage.
Analysis: Utley was scratched from the lineup for Philadelphia's 7-3 win against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night after feeling discomfort in his ribcage during batting practice. He was not in the lineup for Wednesday night's series finale.
|5/22/2013||Fernando Salas, P (StL)||Salas was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, retroactive to Tuesday, due to right shoulder inflammation.
Analysis: Salas is 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA over 15 contests.
|5/22/2013||Shawn Camp, P (ChC)||Camp was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday with a sprained big right toe.
Analysis: Camp, who has a 7.56 ERA over 16 2-3 innings of relief work, was bothered by the toe in Chicago's 5-4 loss to Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
|5/22/2013||Justin Morneau, 1B (Min)||Morneau was 2 for 4 in the Twins' 5-4 loss to the Braves on Tuesday.
Analysis: Though it was the seventh straight loss for the Twins, Morneau remains hot, batting .394 with 16 RBIs while hitting safely in 15 of his last 16.
|5/22/2013||Brian McCann, C (Atl)||McCann was 3 for 4 with his fourth homer of the season in Atlanta's 5-4 win over Minnesota on Tuesday.
Analysis: McCann had been 1 for 14 over his last five games after batting .333 through his first six contests.
|5/22/2013||Pablo Sandoval, 3B (SF)||Sandoval was 2 for 5 with his eight homer in the Giants' 4-2 win over the Nationals on Tuesday.
Analysis: Sandoval is 8 for 24 over his last three games.
|5/22/2013||Adam Wainwright, P (StL)||Wainwright picked up his sixth win Tuesday as he held the Padres to a run, four hits and a walk over 7 1-3 innings in a 10-2 Cardinals victory.
Analysis: Wainwright (6-3, 2.38 ERA) has allowed four earned runs over 22 1-3 innings in his last three starts.
|5/22/2013||Matt Cain, P (SF)||Cain yielded two runs and four hits over seven innings in the Giants' 4-2 win over the Nationals on Tuesday.
Analysis: Cain (3-2, 5.13 ERA) also walked two batters but didn't surrender a home run after giving up three while allowing six runs in his last start.
|5/22/2013||Stephen Strasburg, P (Was)||Strasburg held the Giants to one run across seven innings in the Nationals' 4-2 loss at San Francisco on Tuesday.
Analysis: Strasburg didn't receive a decision so he remains just 2-5 despite an impressive 2.66 ERA.
|5/22/2013||Jedd Gyorko, 3B (SD)||Gyorko was 3 for 4 with his fourth homer in the Padres' 10-2 loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Analysis: He's 12 of 29 (.414) over his last eight contests.
|5/22/2013||Troy Tulowitzki, SS (Col)||Tulowitzki was 2 for 4 with his ninth home run in Colorado's 5-4 win over Arizona on Tuesday.
Analysis: Tulowitzki is 15 for 36 with seven RBIs during an eight-game hitting streak.
|5/22/2013||Zack Greinke, P (LAD)||Greinke's second start since returning from a broken left collarbone was rough, as he gave up five runs and nine hits over four innings in a 5-2 loss to the Brewers.
Analysis: Greinke's ERA rose from 1.64 to 3.48 as he suffered his first loss this season.
|5/22/2013||Jimmy Rollins, SS (Phi)||Rollins was 2 for 6 in the Phillies' 7-3 win over the Marlins on Tuesday.
Analysis: Rollins is 16 of 49 over his last 12 games.
|5/22/2013||Tyler Cloyd, P (Phi)||Cloyd gave the Phillies another strong start Tuesday, yielding two runs, eight hits and two walks over seven innings in a 7-3 win over the Marlins.
Analysis: Cloyd has given up four runs over 13 1-3 innings in two starts this year.
|5/22/2013||Mike Leake, P (Cin)||Leake threw seven shutout innings and held the Mets to three hits and two walks in a 4-0 win on Tuesday.
Analysis: Leake has turned in two very solid back-to-back outings, not yielding a run in 13 2-3 innings.
|5/22/2013||Matt Garza, P (ChC)||Garza threw five shutout innings and limited the Pirates to one hit and three walks in the Cubs' 5-4 loss to the Pirates on Tuesday, his first start since last July.
Analysis: Garza was limited to 82 pitches as manager Dale Sveum said he would throw no more than 85-90.
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