MLB Recent Player News
|9/27/2016||Justin Bour, Mia, 1B|
|Bour finished a homer short of the cycle for the Marlins, who totaled 14 hits and mixed cheers with the tears of the past two days by beating the New York Mets 7-3 on Monday night in their first game since Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident.
Analysis: Bour had been just 7 for 48 (.146) without an extra-base hit in his first 16 games since coming off the 60-day DL.
|9/27/2016||Aledmys Diaz, StL, SS|
|Diaz returned Tuesday after he had left the Cardinals to join Miami late ace Jose Fernandez' family in a private ceremony.
Analysis: Diaz and Fernandez, the Miami Marlins pitcher who died in a boating accident early Sunday morning, were boyhood friends.
|9/27/2016||Matt Carpenter, StL, 3B|
|Carpenter (right ring finger) was out of the lineup Monday, but returned Tuesday.
Analysis: It appears to be safe to get him in your lineup.
|9/27/2016||Dee Gordon, Mia, 2B|
|Gordon homered leading off the first inning and went 4 for 5 for the Marlins, who totaled 14 hits and mixed cheers with the tears of the past two days by beating the New York Mets 7-3 on Monday night in their first game since Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident.
Analysis: It was the first homer of the season for Gordon, who sobbed on his way back to the dugout on an overwhelmingly emotional night.
|9/27/2016||Steve Selsky, Cin, LF|
|Selsky went 5-for-5 including a homer, four RBI and scored three runs in Monday's rout of the Cardinals.
Analysis: He's the first Reds rookie to have five hits in a game since Wade Rowdon against the Mets on July 9, 1986.
|9/27/2016||Sean Manaea, Oak, P|
|Manaea pitched seven sharp innings of four-hit ball for the A's, extending his strong finish to the season in a 2-1 loss to the Angels on Monday.
Analysis: The rookie left-hander has allowed one run in 18 innings over his last three starts after a two-week absence with a back strain. ''He's everything that we want him to be,'' A's manager Bob Melvin said of Manaea. ''Aside from a few outings early on ... he's been borderline dominant, and against good lineups. He's been good all year long.''
|9/27/2016||Mike Trout, LAA, CF|
|Trout homered leading off the fourth, driving in his 98th run, and reached base four times in the Angels' 2-1 win over the A's on Monday.
Analysis: The AL MVP candidate hasn't let up despite the Angels' woes: He drew his major league-best 111th walk in the sixth inning to set a career high, and he added his 112th walk in the eighth, pulling one behind Tony Phillips for the Angels franchise record.
|9/27/2016||Adam Duvall, Cin, LF|
|Joey Votto and Duvall hit three of Cincinnati's four homers as the Reds routed the St. Louis Cardinals 15-2 on Monday night. Duvall's three-run homer in the fifth gave him a career-high five RBI and it gave him 100 for the season. It was the third multi-homer game and his first four-hit game of his career.
Analysis: He became the 13th Reds player to hit 30 homers, 30 doubles and drive in 100 RBI in a season, joining the likes of Dave Parker, Johnny Bench, George Foster and Frank Robinson.
|9/27/2016||Jered Weaver, LAA, P|
|Weaver pitched five scoreless innings of one-hit ball before leaving with lower-back tightness, and the Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Monday night.
Analysis: The stalwart of the Angels' rotation since 2006 doesn't yet have a contract for next season, but he has strung together a series of solid starts down the stretch. Weaver was removed after just 71 pitches when his back tightened up on a 90-degree night in Anaheim, but he doesn't think the injury will stop him from pitching Sunday in the Angels' season finale.
|9/27/2016||Joey Votto, Cin, 1B|
|Votto went 2 for 4 with his 27th home run in Monday's 15-2 win over the Cardinals.
Analysis: Votto is 13 for 28 (.464) with three homers, three doubles and five RBIs over an eight-game hitting streak. Since hitting .203 on May 23, he's batted .367 with 21 homers over his last 107 contests.
|9/27/2016||Trea Turner, Was, 2B|
|Turner collected three hits - including a two-run double - in five at-bats in Monday's loss to Arizona.
Analysis: The speedy rookie's bat had cooled off a bit over the past week, though he's still hitting an excellent .381 with eight homers and 13 stolen bases over his past 32 games. Turner has been especially productive at Nationals Park, where he owns a .362 average this season.
|9/27/2016||Archie Bradley, Ari, P|
|Bradley struck out five but otherwise struggled in Monday's start at Washington, in which he permitted four runs and walked four in 3 2/3 innings.
Analysis: The former top prospect had been pitching reasonably well of late, taking a 3-1 record and 4.85 ERA over his previous five starts into Monday's assignment. Bradley remains highly inconsistent and a risky choice when he makes his final 2016 appearance Saturday at home against San Diego.
|9/27/2016||Jake Lamb, Ari, 3B|
|Lamb went 2 for 4 with a solo homer and two runs scored in Monday's victory at Washington.
Analysis: A breakout night for the 25-year-old, who entered the contest 2 for 23 with 12 strikeouts over his previous nine games. Lamb's overall totals of 29 homers and 90 RBIs still bode quite well for his future fantasy prospects.
|9/27/2016||Yasmany Tomás, Ari, LF|
|Tomas contributed a three-run homer and a two-run double to Monday's rout of Washington.
Analysis: The Cuban slugger had gone 10 straight games without an RBI prior to Monday's breakout. Tomas still has had a monster final two months of his breakout 2016 campaign, amassing 13 homers and 36 RBIs in 45 games since Aug. 2.
|9/27/2016||Jean Segura, Ari, 2B|
|Segura homered twice and finished 3 for 5 with three RBIs in Arizona's 14-4 rout of Washington on Monday.
Analysis: The NL's leader with 196 hits, Segura's bat hasn't at all slowed down during the stretch run. The dynamic second baseman is batting .393 and hit seven of his career-high 19 homers over his past 13 games.
|9/27/2016||Tanner Roark, Was, P|
|Roark's string of strong starts came to an abrupt end when he was tagged for five runs and gave up a pair of homers in four innings of Monday's loss to Arizona.
Analysis: Roark entered the matchup having yielded only four runs while posting a 1.13 ERA over his previous five starts. The right-hander will be a bounce-back candidate when he takes the mound in Sunday's regular-season finale against Miami, though he's 1-4 with a 5.02 ERA in five meetings with the Marlins this season.
|9/27/2016||George Springer, Hou, RF|
|Springer went 2 for 5 in Monday's 4-3, 11-inning loss to Seattle, extending his hitting streak to seven games.
Analysis: Springer is 14 for 31 (.452) with two RBIs during his streak. That comes directly after he endured a 3-for-29 stretch.
|9/27/2016||Collin McHugh, Hou, P|
|Though he was unable to win his sixth consecutive decision Monday, McHugh pitched very well again. He allowed two runs and six hits over seven innings while striking out six against Seattle.
Analysis: Since yielding five runs over 4 1/3 innings at Texas on Sept. 4, McHugh is 3-0 with a 1.82 ERA in four starts.
|9/27/2016||Carlos Correa, Hou, SS|
|Correa had three hits and RBI in Monday's 4-3, 11-inning loss to Seattle.
Analysis: The three-hit performance came after Correa went 2 for 12 in his four previous games. He's homered once in his last 25 contests and stands two shy of matching the 22 he hit in his 2015 rookie season.
|9/27/2016||Kyle Seager, Sea, 3B|
|Seager hopes he busted out of his slump with a pair of hits Monday in a 4-3, 11-inning win at Houston.
Analysis: Seager entered Monday in a 3-for-27 slide and was batting .106 with four RBIs over his previous 13 games.
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