MLB Recent Player News
|4/24/2014||Jason Kipnis, 2B (Cle)||Kipnis had two hits Wednesday.
Analysis: Kipnis' OPS is inching higher at .799.
|4/24/2014||Michael Bourn, CF (Cle)||Bourn had three hits and two RBIs Wednesday.
Analysis: Bourn is 8 for 31. He cost fantasy owners as he was caught stealing twice as he was gunned down by Salvador Perez, who has a cannon for an arm.
|4/24/2014||Eric Hosmer, 1B (KC)||Hosmer had two hits Wednesday.
Analysis: Hosmer is 6 for 10 in his last two games for manager Ned Yost.
|4/24/2014||Mike Moustakas, 3B (KC)||Moustakas homered as he had two hits Wednesday.
Analysis: Any homer by the Royals is surprising although maybe not so much if it's by Moustakas, who has gone deep in two straight and has a team-high four on the year.
|4/24/2014||Jarrod Dyson, CF (KC)||Dyson had three hits Wednesday.
Analysis: Look for more hits from Dyson against Corey Kluber on Thursday.
|4/24/2014||Jose Bautista, RF (Tor)||Bautista drew two walks, increasing his major league-leading total to 27 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Bautista has reached safely in all 21 games this season, the longest active streak in the majors. His OPS is at a robust 1.058 but the walks have helped limit him to 13 RBIs so his quality batting eye may be harming his fantasy owners.
|4/24/2014||Dustin McGowan, P (Tor)||McGowan was ripped to shreds by the O's on Wednesday.
Analysis: McGowan allowed six runs and five hits in four-plus innings, and said he started to tire in the fifth. "At 60 pitches I kind of seem to be falling backwards a little bit," McGowan said.
|4/24/2014||Dioner Navarro, C (Tor)||Navarro had three hits Wednesday.
Analysis: Navarro scored twice and raised his average to .290. His last extra-base hit was April 9.
|4/24/2014||Brett Lawrie, 3B (Tor)||Lawrie had three hits Wednesday.
Analysis: Lawrie hit a three-run homer for the second straight game as he has hammered Baltimore's pitchers.
|4/24/2014||Melky Cabrera, LF (Tor)||Cabrera had three hits Wednesday.
Analysis: Cabrera has hit safely in six straight, going 13 for 28 with seven runs scored.
|4/24/2014||Jonathan Schoop, 2B (Bal)||Schoop scored two runs and had two hits Wednesday.
Analysis: Schoop was in a 1-for-16 slump.
|4/24/2014||Nelson Cruz, LF (Bal)||Cruz had five RBIs and two hits Wednesday.
Analysis: Cruz is trying to become the first Orioles player to have RBIs in 7 straight games since Mark Reynolds from Sept. 15-22, 2012.
|4/24/2014||Chris Tillman, P (Bal)||Tillman allowed season-highs in hits, home runs and earned runs against the Blue Jays.
Analysis: Tillman allowed nine hits, seven runs and three homers, but impressed his manager by going back out after a six-run, 11-batter second inning and working into the sixth. That didn't impress fantasy owners who want to see better results next time vs. the Pirates.
|4/24/2014||Justin Ruggiano, CF (ChC)||Ruggiano has landed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
Analysis: Ruggiano fell on the visitors' bullpen mound in Wednesday's historic loss to Arizona. He could miss a month.
|4/24/2014||Adam Wainwright, P (StL)||Wainwright threw a bullpen session and said his right knee feels good enough to allow him to make his next scheduled start Sunday against Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Wainwright stretched his scoreless streak to 17 innings Tuesday but left a 3-0 win over the New York Mets after hyperextending his right knee while lunging for Chris Young's short flare between the mound and first base. Wainwright said Thursday his knee was "a hair sore - on fully extension only."
|4/24/2014||Roger Kieschnick, LF (Ari)||The Arizona Diamondbacks have recalled outfielder Roger Kieschnick from Triple-A Reno.
Analysis: Kieschnick hit .281 with three homers and eight RBIs in 18 games at Reno this season.
|4/24/2014||Mark Trumbo, LF (Ari)||The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed left fielder Mark Trumbo on the 15-day disabled list with a stress fracture in his right foot.
Analysis: Trumbo said he felt pain while jogging to his position Monday against the Chicago Cubs and an MRI revealed the stress fracture. He goes on the DL retroactive to Tuesday. Trumbo, who was part of a three-way trade with the White Sox and Angels during the offseason, was tied for the NL lead with seven homers and second with 19 RBIs.
|4/24/2014||Matt Wieters, C (Bal)||Wieters rocked the fantasy world Wednesday.
Analysis: Wieters went 3 for 5 with a homer and two RBIs. He returned to Baltimore's lineup after sitting out two games.
|4/24/2014||Desmond Jennings, CF (TB)||Jennings had three hits and two stolen bases Wednesday.
Analysis: Jennings is 5 for 10 in the series and finally helped fantasy owners with his first stolen bases since April Fool's Day.
|4/24/2014||Chris Colabello, RF (Min)||Colabello kept the good times rolling with four RBIs Wednesday. After homering for the second straight night and driving in the winning runs with a 12th-inning single, Colabello has a league-leading 26 RBIs, tying the franchise record for games before the end of April set by Kirby Puckett in 1994.
Analysis: Colabello has also set a club record for RBIs in the first 20 games, passing Mickey Vernon (1955) and Brant Alyea (1970). "RBIs are a product of opportunity, and I'm thankful to this coaching staff for believing in me enough to put me in the middle of this order, and to the guys in front of me for getting on base," he said.
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