MLB Recent Player News

Date Player
5/27/2016 George Springer, Hou, RF
Springer belted a pair of solo home runs in Thursday's win over Baltimore.

Analysis: Springer has had a very productive past two weeks, as he's hit .317 with five homers and 12 RBIs over his past 14 games.
5/27/2016 Drew Smyly, TB, P
Smyly's recent struggles continued in Thursday's loss to Miami.

Analysis: The left-hander was tagged for five runs in six innings to fall to 1-3 over his last four starts. Smyly has a 6.04 ERA over that stretch after producing a 2.72 mark over his first six outings.
5/27/2016 José Bautista, Tor, RF
Bautista's one-game suspension for his involcement with the May 15 brawl with Texas was upheld.

Analysis: He will sit Friday's game.
5/27/2016 Jurickson Profar, Tex, 2B
The Rangers have recalled Profar from Triple-A Round Rock.

Analysis: The one-time top prospect was summoned to take over at second base during Rougned Odor's seven-game suspension. Profar will be making his first major league appearance since September 2013 in Friday's game against Pittsburgh.
5/27/2016 Chris Capuano, Mil, P
Capuano was placed on the DL with elbow inflammation.

Analysis: He has no fantasy value.
5/27/2016 Shawn Tolleson, Tex, P
The Rangers placed Tolleson on MLB's Family Medical Emergency List.

Analysis: He is 0-2 with 11 saves and a 10.13 ERA this season.
5/27/2016 Adeiny Hechavarria, Mia, SS
Hechavarria collected three hits - including a two-run homer - in Thursday's victory at Tampa Bay.

Analysis: The shortstop is making himself a viable option for everyday lineups by hitting .400 over an 11-game stretch.
5/27/2016 Marcell Ozuna, Mia, CF
Ozuna stayed hot with two hits and a run scored in Thursday's rout of Tampa Bay.

Analysis: He's now hit safely in 24 of his last 25 games. Ozuna is batting a torrid .424 with seven homers, 16 RBIs and 24 runs scored over that stretch.
5/27/2016 José Fernández, Mia, P
Fernandez won his sixth consecutive start with yet another dominant outing Thursday at Tampa Bay.

Analysis: The Miami ace racked up 12 strikeouts while holding the Rays to one run over seven innings. Second in the majors with 90 strikeouts in 60 2/3 innings, Fernandez has amassed 58 K's and a 1.89 ERA over his winning streak.
5/27/2016 CC Sabathia, NYY, P
Sabathia again pitched well despite receiving a tough-luck loss Thursday against Toronto.

Analysis: The aging lefty allowed two runs, both of which were unearned, and just two hits while striking out seven over seven innings in the 3-1 defeat. Sabathia has surrendered only one earned run through 20 innings while winning two of his past three starts.
5/27/2016 J.A. Happ, Tor, P
Happ returned to the win column with seven sharp innings Thursday against the Yankees.

Analysis: The left-hander held New York to a run on three hits to halt a two-start losing streak. Happ has had a solid first two months in his return to Toronto, posting a 6-2 record and a 3.20 ERA in 10 starts.
5/26/2016 Evan Gattis, Hou, C
Gattis went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's win over Baltimore.

Analysis: The designated hitter and now-backup catcher has been producing since being recalled from the minors on May 17. In eight games since the promotion, Gattis is hitting .355 with four homers.
5/26/2016 Bobby Wilson, Tex, C
Wilson collected a career-high four hits and an RBI in Wednesday's win over the Angels.

Analysis: The journeyman catcher is hitting .348 in 13 games since joining the Rangers, though his track record indicates this hot streak isn't likely to last.
5/26/2016 Nomar Mazara, Tex, RF
Mazara stayed locked in with two hits - including a mammoth home run - and three RBIs in Wednesday's win over the Angels.

Analysis: The impressive rookie's blast went an estimated 491 feet and was his fourth in seven games. He's knocked in nine runs over that stretch and is up to a .320 average for the season.
5/26/2016 Nelson Cruz, Sea, RF
Cruz stayed hot with three hits, including a two-run homer, in Wednesday's rout of Oakland.

Analysis: Cruz is hitting .367 with five homers and 15 RBIs over a strong 14-game stretch for the AL West-leading Mariners.
5/26/2016 Corey Kluber, Cle, P
Kluber turned in another sharp effort in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

Analysis: The 2014 Cy Young winner yielded one earned run and struck out nine over 7 1/3 innings to win his second straight start. Kluber had held Boston to two runs in seven frames on Friday.
5/26/2016 Adam Lind, Sea, 1B
Lind had his breakout game Wednesday, finishing 4 for 4 with two homers and six RBIs in a rout of Oakland.

Analysis: Lind's first season in Seattle had gotten off to a dismal start, as he entered the game with just three homers and 12 RBIs in 35 games. Wednesday's effort raised his average from .212 to .246.
5/26/2016 Carlos González, Col, RF
Gonzalez had three hits and two runs scored in Wednesday's loss at Boston.

Analysis: The slugger has bounced back by going 6 for 12 over his last three games that followed a 2-for-32 slump.
5/26/2016 Steven Wright, Bos, P
Wright got back in the win column with seven solid innings Wednesday against Colorado.

Analysis: The knuckleballer allowed two earned runs and struck out seven to keep his season ERA at a very respectable 2.52. Wright had allowed eight runs in 12 1/3 innings over his previous two starts, one a loss and one a no-decision.
5/26/2016 Xander Bogaerts, Bos, SS
Bogaerts had a solo home run in Wednesday's win over Colorado to extend his hitting streak to 18 games.

Analysis: While teammate Jackie Bradley Jr.'s 29-game streak is rightfully drawing all the attention, Bogaerts is on quite a run of his own. He's hitting .405 with four homers, 13 RBIs and 16 runs scored over the tear.
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