MLB Recent Player News
|4/22/2015||Matt Harvey, P (NYM), P|
|Harvey has a mild left ankle sprain but the team says he will make his next scheduled start Saturday at Yankee Stadium.
Analysis: Harvey left the clubhouse Wednesday afternoon to have his foot examined by a doctor. New York manager Terry Collins told reporters it's a minor issue that Harvey has been pitching through for about a month. The right-hander is 3-0 with a 3.50 ERA in three starts this year since returning from Tommy John surgery that sidelined him last season. He gave up a season-high four runs and eight hits Sunday in a win over Miami, saying afterward he felt ill and got tired.
|4/22/2015||Carlos Quentin, LF (Sea), LF|
|The Seattle Mariners have signed Quentin to a minor league contract.
Analysis: Quentin will report to Triple-A Tacoma. Quentin, 32, was released by the Atlanta Braves on April 14, shortly after being acquired from San Diego as part of a six-player trade that sent reliever Craig Kimbrel to the Padres. The nine-year veteran has a .252 average with 154 home runs. A two-time All-Star, Quentin had two knee injuries in 2014 that allowed him to play in just 50 games, a career low.
|4/22/2015||Nick Tropeano, P (LAA), P|
|The Los Angeles Angels have placed pitcher Matt Shoemaker on the bereavement list after the death of his grandfather, and Tropeano from Triple-A Sale Lake to start their series finale Thursday against Oakland.
Analysis: Tropeano has made four appearances in the major leagues, all starts last season. The 24-year-old right-hander was 1-3 with a 4.57 ERA, but impressed manager Mike Scioscia and pitching coach Mike Butcher with his outings in spring training.
|4/22/2015||Matt Shoemaker, P (LAA), P|
|The Los Angeles Angels have placed Shoemaker on the bereavement list after the death of his grandfather.
Analysis: Shoemaker is tentatively penciled in to make his next start next Wednesday night at Oakland after Jered Weaver opens the series on an extra day's rest.
|4/22/2015||Felipe Rivero, P (Was), P|
|The Washington Nationals placed Rivero on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a gastrointestinal issue.
Analysis: The move for Rivero is retroactive to April 18, the team said before Wednesday's game with the Cardinals. Rivero made his major league debut last Friday, giving up one earned run and three hits in the ninth inning of a victory over the Phillies.
|4/22/2015||Wilin Rosario, C (Col), C|
|The Rockies optioned Rosario to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Analysis: Rockies manager Walt Weiss said sending Rosario down was "extremely tough," but that it was the only option given their beleaguered bullpen, along with Nolan Arenado and Corey Dickerson being banged up.
|4/22/2015||Ryan Brett, 2B (TB), 2B|
|Brett, who hurt his left shoulder diving back to first on a pick off play Tuesday night, was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Analysis: He has no real fantasy value when healthy.
|4/22/2015||LaTroy Hawkins, P (Col), P|
|The Rockies put Hawkins on the 15-day disabled list with biceps tendinitis.
Analysis: Hawkins has no fantasy value after being demoted from his closer role.
|4/22/2015||Taijuan Walker, P (Sea), P|
|Walker allowed one run in 5 1-3 innings Tuesday.
Analysis: Although not overly impressive, it was a dramatic step-up for Walker, who had surrendered 14 runs in his previous 7 1-3 innings.
|4/22/2015||Kole Calhoun, RF (LAA), RF|
|Calhoun had his best day of the season Tuesday against Oakland.
Analysis: He went 4 for 5 with a home run, three runs scored and three RBIs. Calhoun is now hitting .293.
|4/22/2015||Mike Moustakas, 3B (KC), 3B|
|Moustakas went 3 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs Tuesday.
Analysis: It was a big day for Moustakas, who is now hitting .327. He has struggled to drive runs in, however, managing just two RBIs prior to Tuesday's performance.
|4/22/2015||Nathan Eovaldi, P (NYY), P|
|Eovaldi allowed one run and eight hits through seven innings Tuesday.
Analysis: Eovaldi, who had only four strikeouts, earned the first win of his season, shutting down Detroit.
|4/22/2015||Chris Young, CF (NYY), CF|
|Young had another solid performance for the Yankees on Tuesday.
Analysis: He went 3 for 3 with a double and a home run against Detroit. It's difficult to forecast how this season will go for many Yankees players, but Young has impressed thus far.
|4/22/2015||Dalton Pompey, CF (Tor), CF|
|Pompey had his best game of the young season Tuesday against Baltimore.
Analysis: Pompey went 3 for 4 with two doubles and three runs scored. It's a promising performance for Pompey, whose average now sits at .231.
|4/22/2015||Edwin Encarnacion, 1B (Tor), 1B|
|Encarnacion hit two home runs Tuesday against Baltimore.
Analysis: Encarnacion, who now has four bombs this season, had been held without a homer in 10 games.
|4/22/2015||Nick Martinez, P (Tex), P|
|Martinez allowed a run and five hits in six innings of Tuesday's win over Arizona.
Analysis: Martinez didn't earn the decision, but he's 2-0 with a 0.45 ERA and .197 opponent batting average. It was the first earned run he's allowed this season.
|4/22/2015||Prince Fielder, 1B (Tex), 1B|
|Fielder was 2 for 5 with a home run, double and three RBIs in Tuesday's win over Arizona.
Analysis: Fielder has been hitting all along in his first 14 games back after neck surgery, but the power hadn't been there. He's finally homered and also has two doubles in his last four games.
|4/22/2015||Drew Smyly, P (TB), P|
|Smyly, making his first start of the season after being hampered by tendinitis in spring training, gave up four hits and struck out five in 4 2/3 innings Friday in a 12-3 rout of Toronto.
Analysis: Smyly was obtained from Detroit as part of a three-team trade July 31 that sent Rays ace David Price to the Tigers. He went 3-1 with a 1.70 ERA in seven starts for Tampa Bay last year.
|4/22/2015||Jose Bautista, RF (Tor), RF|
|Bautista is out of Wednesday night's game between Toronto and the Baltimore Orioles with a strained right shoulder.
Analysis: Bautista had been struggling with nagging shoulder pain, but injured himself throwing from right field to first base in Tuesday's 13-6 win over Baltimore. Bautista had gotten into an argument with Orioles outfielder Adam Jones between the eighth and ninth innings on Tuesday. Toronto manager John Gibbons says the move Wednesday was strictly for Bautista's health and not to avoid any retribution.
|4/22/2015||Joe Nathan, P (Det), P|
|Nathan will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his pitching elbow.
Analysis: Nathan tore his ulnar collateral ligament on Wednesday while pitching on a minor-league rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Toledo. Hoping to show he was ready to come off the disabled list, he tore both his previously strained flexor pronator and his UCL.
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