MLB Recent Player News

Date Player News
8/26/2014 David Wright, 3B (NYM) Wright and Daniel Murphy are out of the Mets' lineup because of injuries, leaving New York without two of its top hitters for the opener of a three-game series against Atlanta.

Analysis: Both players left Sunday's 11-3 win at Dodger Stadium. The slumping Wright, a seven-time All-Star, had a muscle spasm on the right side of his neck that he says is getting better.
8/26/2014 Omar Infante, 2B (KC) Infante was held out of the lineup for Tuesday night's series opener against Minnesota with shoulder inflammation.

Analysis: He's considered day to day.
8/26/2014 Yordano Ventura, P (KC) Ventura will miss his next start due to soreness in his back, and Liam Hendricks will make his first start for the club Wednesday since arriving in a trade from Toronto.

Analysis: The emergence of Ventura has been one of the reasons Kansas City has climbed into first place in the AL Central. The hard-throwing rookie is 10-9 with a 3.40 ERA this season. Royals manager Ned Yost said he hopes that Ventura will only need to miss one start.
8/26/2014 Anibal Sanchez, P (Det) Sanchez isn't sure when he might return from a right pectoral strain after a setback this week left him dealing with more pain.

Analysis: Sanchez said he was feeling better Tuesday, a day after his latest problem. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus says Sanchez will not be able to return for Saturday's doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox.
8/26/2014 Ryan Braun, LF (Mil) Braun went 3 for 4 with a home run in Monday's win over San Diego.

Analysis: After seeing his average dip to .275 for the first time since April 18, he's batting .385 with five RBIs on a six-game hitting streak.
8/26/2014 Aramis Ramirez, 3B (Mil) Ramirez went 3 for 5 with a home run, a double and three RBIs in Monday's win over San Diego.

Analysis: Ramirez continues to be baseball's hottest hitter with a .424 average since July 28.
8/26/2014 Tyler Matzek, P (Col) Matzek ended his lengthy losing streak Monday, allowing two runs with seven strikeouts over seven innings in a 3-2 win over San Francisco.

Analysis: The left-hander had been 0-5 with an 8.06 ERA over his previous five starts.
8/26/2014 Hunter Pence, RF (SF) Pence kept his hitting streak going with two hits in a 3-2 loss to Colorado on Monday.

Analysis: Pence is batting .333 with two homers and five RBIs over his seven-game hitting streak.
8/26/2014 Pablo Sandoval, 3B (SF) Sandoval extended his recent hot stretch, going 2 for 4 in a 3-2 home loss to Colorado on Monday.

Analysis: Sandoval has gone 12 for 24 over his last six games.
8/26/2014 Andrew McCutchen, CF (Pit) McCutchen went 3 for 4 with a home run in Monday's loss to St. Louis.

Analysis: McCutchen's power is coming around with three homers in four games after going 19 without one.
8/26/2014 Justin Morneau, 1B (Col) Morneau continued his run at the NL batting title by going 2 for 3 in Monday's 3-2 win at San Francisco.

Analysis: Morneau entered Tuesday's action leading the NL with a .317 average - six points ahead of Philadelphia's Ben Revere.
8/26/2014 Jarred Cosart, P (Mia) Cosart allowed one run and scattered seven hits over 7 2-3 innings in Monday's 7-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels.

Analysis: Cosart has seemed to find his groove, going 2-0 with an 0.87 ERA over his last three starts.
8/26/2014 Christian Yelich, LF (Mia) Yelich went 3 for 5 with a double and two RBIs in Monday's 7-1 win in Anaheim.

Analysis: Yelich is a ridiculous 26 for 55 (.473) over his last 13 games.
8/26/2014 Miles Mikolas, P (Tex) Mikolas surrendered three hits over eight innings in Monday's 2-0 at Seattle.

Analysis: Mikolas has pitched better on the road, going 2-1 with a 2.63 ERA in six road starts.
8/26/2014 Chris Carter, 1B (Hou) Carter continued his home run barrage on Monday, hitting his 31st of the year in an 8-2 loss to Oakland.

Analysis: Carter has an MLB-high 18 home runs since the beginning of July, four more than Lucas Duda of the New York Mets.
8/26/2014 Josh Donaldson, 3B (Oak) Donaldson went 3 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs in Monday's 8-2 win at Houston.

Analysis: Donaldson broke out of his recent slump, having gone 3 for 27 without an RBI over his previous eight contests.
8/26/2014 Jacoby Ellsbury, CF (NYY) Ellsbury has helped the Yankees go on a roll of late. He went 3 for 5 with his 11th home run in an 8-1 win over Kansas City on Monday.

Analysis: Ellsbury is 12 for 27 (.444) with five RBIs over his last seven games.
8/26/2014 Chris Tillman, P (Bal) Tillman pitched well again for the Orioles on Monday, allowing an unearned run and three hits over seven innings in a 9-1 win.

Analysis: Tillman is 4-0 with a 1.26 ERA in five August starts - all Baltimore victories.
8/26/2014 Steve Pearce, 1B (Bal) Pearce continues to be a nice surprise for the Orioles, going 2 for 5 with his 15th home run in Monday's 9-1 win over Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Pearce is batting .343 with four home runs and five RBIs over an eight-game hitting streak.
8/26/2014 Delmon Young, LF (Bal) Young went 3 for 3 with a three-run home run in Monday's 9-1 win over Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Young had been just 6 for 30 (.200) with one RBI over his previous eight games.
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