MLB Recent Player News
|5/24/2013||Darren Oliver, P (Tor)||Oliver was put on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain on Friday.
Analysis: Sean Nolin was added to the roster. The rookie is scheduled to make major league debut Friday night against Baltimore.
|5/24/2013||Donnie Veal, P (CWS)||The White Sox optioned Veal to Triple-A Charlotte after Wednesday's game against Boston.
Analysis: The move was to make room on the roster for starter John Danks.
|5/24/2013||Alex Rodriguez, 3B (NYY)||Rodriguez has sold his Miami Beach home for $30 million. A-Rod's business partner, Jose More, confirmed that the sale closed Friday.
Analysis: Rodriguez bought the 54,000-square-foot piece of waterfront land for $7.4 million in 2010. Using his own construction company, Newport Property Construction, he spent another $7.6 million building a nearly-20,000-square-foot mansion.
|5/24/2013||Chris Davis, 1B (Bal)||Davis went yard again in Baltimore's 12-6 loss at Toronto on Thursday.
Analysis: Davis hit his major league leading 15th home run. His OPS of 1.114 trails only Miguel Cabrera - and let's be honest, Cabrera is hitting like he's from another planet.
|5/24/2013||Andrew McCutchen, CF (Pit)||McCutchen was 3 for 4 with two RBIs in Pittsburgh's 4-2 win over the Cubs on Thursday.
Analysis: McCutchen has taken advantage of the Pirates' homestand, going 12 for 26 with five doubles and four RBIs over his last six games.
|5/24/2013||Adam Lind, 1B (Tor)||Lind had two hits in a 12-6 win over Baltimore on Thursday.
Analysis: Lind remained stuck on nine RBIs - a minuscule total that likely sent fantasy owners looking elsewhere for production a long, long time ago.
|5/24/2013||Edwin Encarnacion, 1B (Tor)||Encarnacion hit his fifth career grand slam in a 12-6 win over Baltimore on Thursday.
Analysis: Encarnacion made his lone hit in four ABs count with the bags packed as he treated reliever Pedro Strop rudely.
|5/24/2013||J.P. Arencibia, C (Tor)||Arencibia went 2 for 5 with a two-run homer and four RBIs in a 12-6 win over Baltimore on Thursday.
Analysis: Arencibia is up to 11 homers and 24 RBIs for the Jays.
|5/24/2013||Brandon Morrow, P (Tor)||Morrow got credit for a 12-6 win over Baltimore on Thursday.
Analysis: Morrow allowed six runs and a season-high 10 hits in seven-plus innings. He walked one and struck out five. "It's frustrating for me to go out give up the two home runs without getting an out there in the eighth," Morrow said.
|5/24/2013||Kevin Gausman, P (Bal)||Gausman had a so-so major league debut in Baltimore's 12-6 loss at Toronto on Thursday.
Analysis: The fourth overall pick in the 2012 draft, Gausman allowed four runs and seven hits in five innings. The right-hander walked two and struck out five. He is the youngest starter in the AL at 22 years and 137 days. "He's got a great arm,'' Toronto manager John Gibbons said. "He pitched with good composure. He looks like he belongs out there. For a debut he did a heck of a job."
|5/24/2013||Mike Trout, CF (LAA)||Trout was 2 for 4 with his 10th home run in the Angels' 5-4 victory over the Royals on Thursday.
Analysis: Trout is 8 for 13 over his last three and has eight homers over his last 21 games, slugging .795 during that stretch.
|5/24/2013||Manny Machado, 3B (Bal)||Machado had three doubles and two RBIs in Baltimore's 12-6 loss at Toronto on Thursday.
Analysis: Machado owns a terrific .889 OPS that could go as high as .950 if he continues to develop as a fantasy player.
|5/24/2013||Nate McLouth, LF (Bal)||McLouth was 2 for 5 in Baltimore's 12-6 loss at Toronto on Thursday.
Analysis: McLouth has a surprisingly high .802 OPS and could he performing better than his ADP for fantasy owners.
|5/24/2013||Mark Trumbo, LF (LAA)||Trumbo was 2 for 4 and drove in two runs with his 11th homer of the season in the Angels' 5-4 win over the Royals on Thursday.
Analysis: Trumbo is 12 for 31 with two homers and five doubles during an eight-game hitting streak.
|5/24/2013||Salvador Perez, C (KC)||Perez was 3 for 4 and drove in a run in the Royals' 5-4 loss to the Angels on Thursday.
Analysis: Perez is 16 for 35 (.457) with five doubles over his last 10 games, bringing his season average from .277 to .320.
|5/24/2013||Ervin Santana, P (KC)||Santana gave up five runs and eight hits over 7 2-3 innings in the Royals' 5-4 loss to the Angels on Thursday.
Analysis: Santana was plagued by the long ball, with all five Los Angeles runs coming on four homers. He had given up six home runs over 55 1-3 prior to Thursday's start.
|5/24/2013||Joe Blanton, P (LAA)||Blanton finally earned his first win, allowing two runs and seven hits over 6 1-3 innings in the Angels' 5-4 win at Kansas City on Thursday.
Analysis: Blanton's first win came in his ninth start this season, the longest it's taken him to notch a victory since he won in his 11th start in his first full season in 2005.
|5/24/2013||Pedro Florimon, SS (Min)||Florimon left Thursday's loss to Detroit after the top of the third with an sprained right index finger. Florimon appeared to sustain the injury while sliding head-first into third base.
Analysis: Manager Ron Gardenhire said after the game that Florimon is day-to-day.
|5/24/2013||Zach McAllister, P (Cle)||McAllister labored through five innings but earned the win during Thursday's 12-3 victory at Boston.
Analysis: McAllister allowed three runs, five hits and three walks over five innings. He's 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA over his last five starts.
|5/24/2013||Michael Bourn, CF (Cle)||Bourn went 3 for 6 with two RBIs and a run scored in Thursday's 12-3 win at Boston.
Analysis: Bourn is batting .394 with six runs, four RBIs and four steals in his last seven games.
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