MLB Recent Player News
|7/30/2015||Mat Latos, LAD, P|
|The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers have bolstered their pitching staff, acquiring Mat Latos from the Miami Marlins and Alex Wood, Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan from the Atlanta Braves in a 13-player deal.
Analysis: Latos is 4-7 with a 4.48 ERA in 16 starts.
|7/30/2015||CC Sabathia, NYY, P|
|Sabathia will start Thursday night's series finale at the Texas Rangers in place of the injured Michael Pineda.
Analysis: Sabathia, 4-8 with a 5.38 ERA, had been scheduled to start Friday's game at the Chicago White Sox. Even after moving up a day, Sabathia was pitching on normal four days' rest after his previous start at Minnesota.
|7/30/2015||Michael Pineda, NYY, P|
|Pineda has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right flexor forearm muscle strain.
Analysis: Pineda, 9-7 with a 3.97 ERA, missed all of 2012 and '13 following shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum in his pitching shoulder and was sidelined from April 23 to Aug. 13 last year with a right shoulder muscle injury.
|7/30/2015||Vance Worley, Pit, P|
|The Pirates designated pitcher Vance Worley for assignment on Thursday to make room on the roster for newly acquired reliever Joe Blanton.
Analysis: Worley bounced between the rotation and the bullpen for Pittsburgh, going 4-5 with a 3.78 ERA in 20 appearances. He has struggled recently, giving up at least one run in five of his last six appearances since June 28.
|7/30/2015||David Price, Tor, P|
|Toronto has acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers, the second major move in less than a week by the Blue Jays as they chase their first postseason appearance since 1993.
Analysis: After acquiring slugging shortstop Troy Tulowitzki from Colorado earlier in the week, the Blue Jays tried to shore up their rotation by adding the top remaining starting pitcher on the market. The Blue Jays sent left-handers Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd and Jairo Labourt to the Tigers in the deal, which was announced by both teams Thursday. Price can become a free agent after the season.
|7/30/2015||Brandon Moss, StL, RF|
|Moss was dealt Thursday to the St. Louis Cardinals, who were in the market for an outfielder after seven-time All-Star Matt Holliday re-injured his right quadriceps on Wednesday.
Analysis: The Cardinals will hope to get some pop from Moss, who signed a one-year, $6.5 million contract as a free agent with Cleveland during the offseason. While he did produce - 15 homers, 50 RBIs in 94 games - the Indians have fallen back in the AL wild-card race and figure they would try to get something for the 31-year-old.
|7/30/2015||Cole Hamels, Phi, P|
|Hamels' locker was still intact in Philadelphia's clubhouse, as was Matt Harrison's in Texas' locker room.
Analysis: Details were still being finalized late Thursday night for the expected blockbuster deal that will send ace lefty Hamels and reliever Jake Diekman to the Rangers for Harrison and a package of top prospects. But players on both sides already talked like they had lost beloved teammates.
|7/29/2015||Pablo Sandoval, Bos, 3B|
|Sandoval was taken out of Wednesday night's game against the Chicago White Sox because he was dehydrated.
Analysis: Sandoval tried to score from first base on Ryan Hanigan's double to right with no outs in the third, but he was cut down by second baseman Carlos Sanchez's relay throw from short right, getting tagged on a headfirst slide. He came out of the game in the top of the sixth and was replaced by newly acquired utility infielder Josh Rutledge.
|7/29/2015||Matt Holliday, StL, LF|
|Holliday went on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a recurrence of his right quadriceps injury.
Analysis: Holliday was hurt running to first base in the first inning on Wednesday. He missed 31 games from June 9 to July 16, and the Cardinals were 18-13 in his absence.
|7/29/2015||Clayton Kershaw, LAD, P|
|Kershaw has been scratched from his scheduled start against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday due to hip soreness.
Analysis: Kershaw will start Friday in the Freeway Series opener against the Los Angeles Angels, the Dodgers say. Mike Bolsinger stepped in for the start against the A's.
|7/29/2015||Emilio Bonifacio, CWS, 2B|
|The White Sox have placed Bonifacio on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of a strained left oblique a night earlier.
Analysis: The club recalled infielder Leury Garcia from Triple-A Charlotte for their game Wednesday night against the Boston Red Sox. Bonifacio was injured on a groundout to third Tuesday night in a 9-4 victory over the Red Sox. He had to be helped off the field.
|7/29/2015||Chris Capuano, NYY, P|
|Capuano has been designated for assignment by the New York Yankees after retiring only two of 10 batters he faced in a spot start.
Analysis: Capuano (0-4, 6.97 ERA) allowed five runs while giving up three hits and five walks without getting out of the first inning Tuesday night. The Yankees overcame that 5-0 deficit with a 11-run second inning and went on to a 21-5 victory.
|7/29/2015||Edwin Encarnacion, Tor, 1B|
|Encarnacion has been scratched from the Blue Jays' game Wednesday night against Philadelphia because of a sore left middle finger.
Analysis: Encarnacion, who is batting .238 with 19 homers and 56 RBIs, was injured Tuesday night in a 3-2 loss to the Phillies. He underwent precautionary X-rays, which were negative, but still felt pain while taking batting practice Wednesday. Chris Colabello will replace Encarnacion and bat fourth.
|7/29/2015||Wandy Rodriguez, Tex, P|
|Rodriguez has been designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers.
Analysis: Rodriguez was 6-4 with a 4.90 ERA in 17 appearances for Texas, the last two in relief after starting 15 games before the All-Star break. Rodriguez allowed seven runs in one inning of work Tuesday in a 21-5 loss to the Yankees.
|7/29/2015||Sonny Gray, Oak, P|
|Gray gave up three hits with nine strikeouts in a shutout of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday.
Analysis: Gray has thrown two of his four career shutouts in the last four games, going 2-1 with a 2.03 ERA and .176 opponent batting average in that span.
|7/29/2015||Chris Davis, Bal, 1B|
|Davis connected on two home runs in Tuesday's win over Atlanta.
Analysis: Davis has five home runs and 12 RBIs in his last seven games, putting him within two homers and seven RBIs of his 2014 totals.
|7/29/2015||David Peralta, Ari, LF|
|Peralta was 3 for 4 with two RBIs in Tuesday's win in Seattle.
Analysis: Peralta is batting .364 in his last 10 games.
|7/29/2015||Aaron Hicks, Min, CF|
|Hicks was 2 for 3 with a triple and three RBIs in Tuesday's loss to Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Hicks is 7 for 14 with seven RBIs in four games.
|7/29/2015||Francisco Cervelli, Pit, C|
|Cervelli was 3 for 5 in Tuesday's win in Minnesota.
Analysis: The Pittsburgh catcher is 9 for 17 over four straight multihit games.
|7/29/2015||Robinson Cano, Sea, 2B|
|Cano is out of the Mariners lineup Wednesday with an abdominal strain.
Analysis: Cano was scheduled to have an MRI on Wednesday, but was expected to travel with the team to Minnesota after the game. Brad Miller started at second base.
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