MLB Recent Player News
|9/23/2014||Tyson Ross, P (SD)||Ross, bothered by a sore right forearm, won't pitch again this year.
Analysis: His last start came on Sept. 13 at Arizona when he gave up six runs (four earned) and five hits in three innings.
|9/23/2014||Howie Kendrick, 2B (LAA)||Kendrick was rested as a precaution a day after he was pulled late in the game with minor tightness in his hamstring.
Analysis: He said he felt well enough to play, so it shouldn't be a lengthy absence.
|9/22/2014||Steve Pearce, 1B (Bal)||Pearce was sidelined for the third straight game Monday because of a sore right wrist, and he had a cortisone injection.
Analysis: "If he responds well Wednesday, he'd probably play Wednesday or Thursday," manager Buck Showalter said before the start of a four-game series at the New York Yankees.
|9/22/2014||Nick Markakis, RF (Bal)||Baltimore right fielder Nick Markakis rejoined the Orioles' starting lineup Monday, six days after his right shoulder was bruised when hit by a pitch from Aaron Loup during the AL East-clinching win over Toronto.
Analysis: Markakis had missed four consecutive games. Orioles manager Buck Showalter had prepared an alternate lineup with Markakis at designated hitter, just in case he wasn't able to play the field.
|9/22/2014||Mark Teixeira, 1B (NYY)||Teixeira has had a third cortisone shot in his surgically repaired right wrist.
Analysis: Teixeira has played 119 games this season after surgery July 2 last year to repair the tendon sheath, an injury that limited him to 15 games in 2013. He is hitting .216 with 21 homers and 58 RBIs, contributing to a sputtering offense that began Monday tied for 23rd in runs. While the earlier cortisone shots this year were inside the tendon sheath, Sunday's was on the outside. Teixeira hopes to return to the lineup Tuesday.
|9/22/2014||Eury Perez, CF (NYY)||Perez has been claimed off waivers by the New York Yankees from the Washington Nationals.
Analysis: Perez hit a combined .310 (75 for 242) with three minor league teams this year with 14 doubles, two homers and 15 RBIs. He had a .154 average in 22 games with the Nationals in 2012-13. New York has tied its club record by using 56 players this year and would break the mark if Perez or infielder Jose Pirela appears in a game during the season's final week.
|9/22/2014||Devin Mesoraco, C (Cin)||Mesoraco slugged a three-run homer in Sunday's 7-2 win at St. Louis.
Analysis: Mesoraco's 24 homers are the most among all NL catchers.
|9/22/2014||Marlon Byrd, RF (Phi)||Byrd went 2 for 5 with three RBIs in Sunday's 8-6, 10-inning loss at Oakland.
Analysis: Byrd's three RBIs matched his total from the previous 18 games.
|9/22/2014||Josh Donaldson, 3B (Oak)||Donaldson went 3 for 5 with a game-winning two-run homer in the 10th inning in Sunday's 8-6 win over Philadelphia.
Analysis: Donaldson is two away from his first 30-homer campaign.
|9/22/2014||Billy Hamilton, CF (Cin)||Hamilton went 0 for 4 on Sunday.
Analysis: Hamilton has gone 6 for 56 with just one steal over his last 18 games.
|9/22/2014||Jay Bruce, RF (Cin)||Bruce slugged a pair of homers in Sunday's 7-2 win at St. Louis.
Analysis: Bruce is two away from recording his seventh consecutive 20-homer campaign.
|9/22/2014||Michael Cuddyer, RF (Col)||Cuddyer homered in his third consecutive game in Sunday's 8-3 win over Arizona.
Analysis: Cuddyer is 13 for 29 with nine extra-base hits and 10 RBIs over a seven-game stretch.
|9/22/2014||Wilin Rosario, C (Col)||Rosario went 2 for 3 with three runs scored in Sunday's 8-3 win over Arizona.
Analysis: Rosario is batting .531 with two homers, 10 RBIs and nine runs scored over an eight-game hitting streak.
|9/22/2014||Rafael Ynoa, SS (Col)||Ynoa went 2 for 4 with three RBIs in Sunday's 8-3 win over Arizona.
Analysis: Ynoa is 10 for 18 with seven RBIs over the last five games.
|9/22/2014||Mark Trumbo, LF (Ari)||Trumbo slugged a pair of homers in Sunday's 8-3 loss at Colorado.
Analysis: Trumbo had gone deep just once in his previous 37 games.
|9/22/2014||Yasmani Grandal, C (SD)||Grandal drove in three runs in Sunday's 8-2 win over San Francisco.
Analysis: Grandal's three RBIs matched his total from the previous 16 games.
|9/22/2014||Ian Kennedy, P (SD)||Kennedy allowed two runs over 6 2-3 innings to beat San Francisco 8-2 on Sunday.
Analysis: Kennedy improved to 6-1 with a 3.66 ERA over his last 11 home starts.
|9/22/2014||Chris Coghlan, LF (ChC)||Coghlan collected two more hits in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.
Analysis: Coghlan is 9 for 15 with two homers, two doubles and four RBIs over the last four games.
|9/22/2014||Matt Kemp, CF (LAD)||Kemp went 4 for 5 with a homer and four RBIs in Sunday's 8-5 win at Wrigley Field.
Analysis: Kemp is hitting .368 with four homers and 15 RBIs over a nine-game stretch.
|9/22/2014||Vance Worley, P (Pit)||Worley threw eight innings of four-hit ball to beat Milwaukee 1-0 on Sunday.
Analysis: It was the longest outing of the year for Worley, who is 3-0 with a 2.25 ERA in his last three starts.
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