MLB Recent Player News
|7/30/2014||Matt Kemp, CF (LAD)||Kemp went 3 for 4 with a pair of two-run homers in Tuesday's 8-4 win over Atlanta.
Analysis: Kemp is batting .452 with two homers and nine RBIs over an eight-game stretch.
|7/30/2014||Nate Schierholtz, RF (ChC)||Schierholtz saw his average dip to .198 after going 0 for 7 in Tuesday's 4-3, 16-inning win over Colorado.
Analysis: Schierholtz, 3 for his last 35, owns baseball's lowest average among qualified players.
|7/30/2014||Emilio Bonifacio, 2B (ChC)||Bonifacio hit his second homer of the year in Tuesday's 4-3, 16-inning win over Colorado.
Analysis: Bonifacio finished the game 4 for 7 with two runs and two RBIs. He is 14 for 35 (.400) over eight games since coming off the DL.
|7/30/2014||Stephen Strasburg, P (Was)||Strasburg allowed one run over seven innings but took the loss in Tuesday's 3-0 defeat at Miami.
Analysis: Strasburg is now 1-4 with an 8.63 ERA in his last five road starts against the Marlins.
|7/30/2014||Henderson Alvarez, P (Mia)||Alvarez threw seven innings of three-hit ball to beat Washington 3-0 on Tuesday.
Analysis: Alvarez has allowed two runs or fewer in all but one of his last 13 starts.
|7/30/2014||Jimmy Rollins, SS (Phi)||Rollins hit his 14th homer in Tuesday's 6-0 road win over the New York Mets.
Analysis: Rollins has six homers, 15 RBIs and 15 runs over the last 17 games.
|7/30/2014||Chase Utley, 2B (Phi)||Utley hit a grand slam in Tuesday's 6-0 road win over the New York Mets.
Analysis: Utley is batting .344 with eight RBIs over the last eight games.
|7/30/2014||Cole Hamels, P (Phi)||Hamels turned in another gem Tuesday against the Mets.
Analysis: Hamels allowed six hits and struck out eight in the 6-0 win. He's 4-0 with a 1.47 ERA in his last five outings.
|7/30/2014||Todd Frazier, 3B (Cin)||Frazier went 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's 3-0 win over Arizona.
Analysis: Frazier also stole a base, giving him 16 on the season.
|7/30/2014||Mike Leake, P (Cin)||Leake allowed five hits and struck out eight over 7 2-3 innings to beat Arizona 3-0 on Tuesday.
Analysis: Leake is 3-0 with a 2.20 ERA over his last four home starts.
|7/30/2014||Sean Doolittle, P (Oak)||Doolittle converted his 16th save with a 1-2-3 ninth in Tuesday's 7-4 win at Houston.
Analysis: Doolittle has posted a 0.96 ERA in nine appearances this month, converting each of his five save chances.
|7/30/2014||Yoenis Cespedes, LF (Oak)||Cespedes went 3 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's 7-4 win at Houston.
Analysis: Cespedes has hit safely in nine of 10, batting .357 with three homers and 11 RBIs.
|7/30/2014||Nick Castellanos, 3B (Det)||Castellanos wasn't able to go Tuesday due to a right index finger contusion. He was hit by a ball during batting practice.
Analysis: He's considered day to day for the Tigers.
|7/30/2014||Shae Simmons, P (Atl)||The Braves placed Simmons on the disabled list Tuesday, retroactive to July 27, with a right shoulder strain.
Analysis: Simmons had been struggling lately and isn't considered much of a fantasy option.
|7/29/2014||Neil Ramirez, P (ChC)||The Chicago Cubs have put Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list with a sore triceps.
Analysis: The Cubs had optioned Ramirez to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday and recalled right-handed pitcher Blake Parker. Ramirez has pitched 28 innings in relief this season, leading all Cubs relievers with an 0.96 ERA. The 25-year-old rookie was acquired last season in a trade that sent starting pitcher Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers.
|7/29/2014||David Price, P (TB)||Price says he hopes to stay with the team as the trade deadline approaches.
Analysis: Price said before Tuesday night's game against Milwaukee that "hopefully" he'll remain with the Rays. He said that we'll "have some answers here in the next couple of days."
|7/29/2014||Oswaldo Arcia, RF (Min)||The Twins were playing short-handed Tuesday night against the Royals while outfielder Oswaldo Arcia spent time with his family following the birth of his baby boy.
Analysis: Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Arcia declined to take paternity leave. He planned to spend the day with his boy before catching a flight to Kansas City for Wednesday's game.
|7/29/2014||Jason Vargas, P (KC)||Vargas threw four innings in a simulated game at Kauffman Stadium.
Analysis: Vargas has been on the disabled list since July 10 following an appendectomy. Manager Ned Yost says it is possible he could return to the rotation this weekend.
|7/29/2014||Bo Schultz, P (Ari)||The Diamondbacks called up right-hander Bo Schultz to help their tired bullpen on Tuesday before the second game of their series against the Cincinnati Reds.
Analysis: Arizona has gone extra innings in two of its last three games, including a 15-inning, 2-1 win over the Reds in their series opener on Monday night. Schultz was on the opening day roster and appeared in one game before being optioned to Triple-A Reno on March 29. He went 8-7 with a 5.75 ERA in 21 starts. Manager Kirk Gibson figured to use him in a long relief role if needed.
|7/29/2014||Jose Altuve, 2B (Hou)||Altuve extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a single in the third inning Monday.
Analysis: Altuve, who leads the majors with 149 hits, had a season-high hitting streak of 12 games from May 8-21.
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