MLB Recent Player News
|9/23/2016||Mark Trumbo, Bal, RF|
|Trumbo has been struggling but delivered his major league-leading 44th home run in the 12th inning Friday to lift the Orioles to a 3-2 win.
Analysis: Trumbo is batting just .193 (16 for 83) with 21 strikeouts in his last 22 games. Four of those hits have left the park.
|9/23/2016||Todd Frazier, CWS, 3B|
|Frazier is enjoying one of his best stretches of the season, hitting safely in seven straight games.
Analysis: Frazier is 11 for 26 with two home runs and five RBIs during his streak.
|9/23/2016||Melky Cabrera, CWS, LF|
|Cabrera homered for the third time in seven games Friday in a 10-4 loss to the Indians.
Analysis: Cabrera is batting .371 with three home runs and seven RBIs in his last nine games.
|9/23/2016||Carlos Santana, Cle, 1B|
|Santana continued his hot hitting with a 3-for-4 effort, a double and two runs in a 10-4 win over the White Sox on Friday.
Analysis: Santana is 12 for 20 with three home runs, four doubles and seven RBIs in his last five games.
|9/23/2016||Mike Napoli, Cle, 1B|
|Napoli busted out of a 0-for-20 slump with three hits, two RBIs and three runs Friday in a 10-4 win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Napoli is batting just .162 (12 for 74) in 20 games this month but does have five home runs and 12 RBIs.
|9/23/2016||José Ramírez, Cle, 3B|
|Ramirez had another big game Friday, hitting a two-run homer, driving in four runs and scoring three times in a 10-4 win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Ramirez is batting .382 with 14 RBIs and nine doubles over his last 19 games.
|9/23/2016||Jeremy Jeffress, Tex, P|
|Jeffress has been reinstated by Major League Baseball and joined the Rangers Friday after being placed on the restricted list following an arrest on a drunken driving charge last month.
Analysis: Texas GM Jon Daniels said it wasn't clear whether Jeffress would be on the team's postseason roster if they made it there. Jeffress, who turned 29 on Wednesday, expressed hope that he'll be ready to pitch in the postseason.
|9/23/2016||Adam Eaton, CWS, RF|
|Eaton was removed from Friday night's game in Cleveland against the Indians in the sixth inning after running into the outfied field wall while making a catch on a fly ball hit by the Roberto Perez.
Analysis: Eaton hit the wall running at top speed, and fell to the warning track on his back, but held onto to the ball. He remained on the track for several minutes. He had to have assistance walking off the field.
|9/23/2016||Jake Arrieta, ChC, P|
|Arrieta was dominant as he defeated the Cardinals on Friday, striking out 10 in seven scoreless innings while giving up five hits and a walk.
Analysis: Arrieta was back in Cy Young form after going 1-2 with a 5.32 ERA in his previous four starts. The right-hander feels he figured things out a bit Friday, saying he had been trying to hard. ''A lot of the time more effort creates some inconsistencies in my delivery,'' Arrieta said. ''Trying to do more than I have to. I had several outs today where I took my foot off the gas and I was at 60-70 percent and got nice, easy groundballs to second base or shortstop.''
|9/23/2016||Mike Leake, StL, P|
|Leake matched his shortest outing of the season with 3 1/3 innings as he lost to the Cubs on Friday, giving up five runs and seven hits with three walks.
Analysis: Leake might have a tough time doing much better in his next start Wednesday as he faces his former team, the Reds. He's 0-1 with an 8.31 ERA in three outings against them this year.
|9/23/2016||Ben Zobrist, ChC, 2B|
|Zobrist singled, walked, drove in two runs and stole a base Friday.
Analysis: Zobrist has three RBIs and three hits over the last two games after batting .130 with one RBI in his previous 21.
|9/23/2016||Anthony Rizzo, ChC, 1B|
|Rizzo was 3 for 5 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored Friday.
Analysis: Rizzo has hit safely in seven straight games, batting .400 with seven RBIs.
|9/23/2016||Kris Bryant, ChC, 3B|
|Bryant singled twice, drew a walk and scored a run Friday.
Analysis: Bryant has a .442 OBP in his last 22 home games.
|9/23/2016||Stephen Piscotty, StL, RF|
|The struggling Piscotty went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts Friday.
Analysis: Piscotty leads the Cardinals with 81 RBIs but hasn't had one in 10 straight games, batting .139 in that span without an extra-base hit.
|9/23/2016||Grégory Polanco, Pit, RF|
|Polanco left Friday's game in the first inning after crashing into the outfield wall. The club said Polanco, who leads Pittsburgh with 85 RBIs, has a facial contusion.
Analysis: With two outs, Washington's Bryce Harper hit a double to left that was nearly a homer. Polanco leaped to try to catch the ball, crashing left-side-first into the wall, then falling to the warning track. He got up slowly, was attended to by trainer Todd Tomczyk and manager Clint Hurdle, then came out of the game.
|9/23/2016||Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Mil, CF|
|Nieuwenhuis, who strained his abdomen Friday, remains day-to-day.''
Analysis: Nieuwenhuis has to be able to get on the field and run and swing a bat in batting practice,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.
|9/23/2016||Chris Carter, Mil, 1B|
|Carter hit his 37th home run, matching his career high, to help the Brewers avoid another sweep at Miller Park by the Pirates with a 3-1 win Thursday night.
Analysis: Carter has now smacked three homers in his last five games and four of his six hits in the last nine games have left the park. The Brewers begin a series with the Reds on Friday, and Carter is batting .167 with two homers in 16 games against them this season.
|9/23/2016||Chase Anderson, Mil, P|
|Anderson allowed a run and four hits in 5 2/3 innings in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Pirates.
Analysis: Anderson has gone 5-1 with a 2.54 ERA in his last 12 starts, yielding two runs or less 11 times. His next one comes Wednesday in Texas, and he is 2-1 with a 2.16 ERA in three starts against the AL this season.
|9/23/2016||A.J. Schugel, Pit, P|
|The Pirates have placed Schugel on the 60-day DL with a right shoulder injury.
Analysis: Schugel, who last pitched for Pittsburgh on Aug. 30, had a 3.63 ERA in 36 outings.
|9/23/2016||Andrew McCutchen, Pit, CF|
|McCutchen singled and doubled in Thursday's loss to Milwaukee to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. He is batting .395 with four homers, four doubles and 13 RBIs during his run.
Analysis: McCutchen has hit safely in 11 straight games against the Brewers and is batting .404 (19 for 47) with five runs, four doubles, three times, eight RBIs and three walks in that span.
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