MLB Recent Player News
|8/31/2014||Jonathan Broxton, P (Mil)||The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired Broxton from the Cincinnati Reds for two players to be named.
Analysis: NL Central-leading Milwaukee announced the move to bolster its bullpen before Sunday's series finale against the San Francisco Giants. The 30-year-old Broxton is 4-2 with a 1.86 ERA and seven saves in 51 appearances this season, and he will be called upon to help set up for closer Francisco Rodriguez.
|8/31/2014||Jake Peavy, P (SF)||Peavy pitched well again Saturday, taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning of a 3-1 win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: Peavy allowed one hit and fanned eight in his 7 2-3 innings. He's 3-1 with a 1.26 ERA in his last four starts.
|8/31/2014||Matt Holliday, LF (StL)||Holliday hit two home runs and finished with five RBIs to help St. Louis earn a split of its double-header versus the Chicago Cubs with Saturday night's 13-2 win.
Analysis: Holliday is hitting .298 with 15 RBIs over his last 12 games.
|8/31/2014||Tyler Matzek, P (Col)||Matzek appears to have turned things around. He allowed three hits over seven innings in a 2-0 win at Arizona on Saturday.
Analysis: The left-hander has won his last two starts after losing five in a row.
|8/31/2014||Jerome Williams, P (Phi)||Williams put together another outstanding performance Saturday, giving up two runs and four hits over 6 1-3 innings in a 7-2 win over the Mets.
Analysis: Williams should be in your lineup right now since he's 3-0 with a 1.69 ERA in his last three starts.
|8/31/2014||Jarred Cosart, P (Mia)||Cosart scattered seven hits in seven innings of work in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Braves.
Analysis: The right-hander has pitched well since joining the Marlins, going 3-1 with a 1.64 ERA in five starts.
|8/31/2014||Jason Heyward, RF (Atl)||Heyward continued his recent tear, going 3 for 4 in a 4-0 loss to Miami on Saturday.
Analysis: Heyward is hitting .383 with two homers and nine RBIs in his last 11 games.
|8/31/2014||Donovan Solano, 2B (Mia)||Solano went 3 for 5 with a home run and two RBIs in Saturday's 4-0 win over Atlanta.
Analysis: Solano had been struggling with a .176 average and one homer over his previous 26 games.
|8/31/2014||Ezequiel Carrera, LF (Det)||Carrera went 3 for 4 and scored two runs in Saturday's 8-4 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Analysis: Carrera is 5 for 9 with a double and an RBI in this series.
|8/31/2014||Ian Kinsler, 2B (Det)||Kinsler went 3 for 5 with three RBIs in Saturday's 8-4 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Analysis: Kinsler is 5 for 15 with six RBIs in the first three games of this series.
|8/31/2014||Jake Odorizzi, P (TB)||Odorizzi allowed only one hit with seven strikeouts over seven innings in Saturday's 7-0 win over Boston.
Analysis: The right-hander snapped a two-start losing streak and rebounded from his worst outing of the season at Baltimore.
|8/31/2014||Scott Feldman, P (Hou)||Feldman allowed just three hits in a complete-game 2-0 win over Texas on Saturday.
Analysis: Feldman appears to be going strong heading into September with a 4-2 record and a 3.04 ERA in his last seven starts.
|8/31/2014||Jose Abreu, 1B (CWS)||Abreu stayed hot by going 3 for 4 with an RBI in Saturday's 6-3 win over Detroit.
Analysis: The outstanding rookie is batting .526 with two home runs over an 11-game hitting streak.
|8/31/2014||Drew Hutchison, P (Tor)||Hutchison had his second straight strong outing Saturday, allowing one hit over seven innings in a 2-0 win over the Yankees.
Analysis: The right-hander also fanned nine. He appears to have turned things around with an 0.69 ERA in his last two starts.
|8/31/2014||Jose Bautista, RF (Tor)||Bautista homered in his fourth straight game in a 2-0 win over the New York Yankees on Saturday.
Analysis: The slugger matched his career-best home run streak set in 2009.
|8/31/2014||Cory Rasmus, P (LAA)||The Los Angeles Angels have optioned Rasmus to Triple-A Salt Lake after the reliever's outstanding fill-in start in a shutout of Oakland.
Analysis: Rasmus had six strikeouts during three innings of one-hit ball in his first career start Saturday night. He was optioned back to Triple-A Salt Lake to rest for a few days, manager Mike Scioscia says.
|8/31/2014||Miguel Cabrera, 1B (Det)||Cabrera went 4 for 5 with a pair of home runs and scored four runs in his return from an ailing right ankle Monday, a 12-1 rout of Cleveland.
Analysis: The AL MVP the past two years, Cabrera left in the fourth inning of the second game of Saturday's day-night doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox after struggling to run out a grounder. He pulled up after being thrown out at first and was replaced in the bottom half of the inning. Cabrera was held out of a 6-2 loss to the White Sox on Sunday.
|8/31/2014||Adam Dunn, DH (Oak)||The Oakland Athletics have acquired Dunn from the Chicago White Sox, hoping to boost their lineup for the final stretch.
Analysis: Second in the AL West, the Athletics were looking to add a hitter after trading Yoenis Cespedes to the Boston Red Sox for starter Jon Lester before the July 31 nonwaiver deadline. Dunn has 460 career homers, but has struggled in four seasons with the White Sox.
|8/31/2014||Miles Mikolas, P (Tex)||Mikolas is dealing with fatigue in his right throwing shoulder.
Analysis: It's unclear when Mikolas will get back on the mound.
|8/30/2014||Kelly Johnson, 3B (Bal)||The Baltimore Orioles have acquired Johnson in a trade with the Boston Red Sox. The AL East-leading Orioles also received minor league infielder Michael Almanzar from Boston in exchange for minor league infielders Jemile Weeks and Ivan De Jesus.
Analysis: The addition of Johnson provides some infield depth for Baltimore in the wake of Manny Machado's season-ending knee injury and Steve Pearce's abdominal strain. The 32-year-old Johnson hit .212 with six homers and 23 RBIs in 87 games combined for the Yankees and Red Sox. He has played first, second and third base, along with left and right field, this season.
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