MLB Recent Player News
|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.
|7/29/2015||Neil Ramirez, ChC, P|
|Ramirez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with left abdominal soreness.
Analysis: Ramirez says he's been bothered by the soreness for a few days and experienced pain while warming up for Tuesday's game with the Colorado Rockies. Ramirez says he doesn't believe the injury is related to his oblique.
|7/29/2015||Addison Reed, Ari, P|
|Reed has been recalled from Triple-A Reno after Randall Delgado went on the disabled list.
Analysis: Reed was 2-2 with three saves and a 5.92 ERA in 25 games before being optioned to Reno on June 22. He went 1-1 with five saves and a 1.74 ERA in 11 games with the Aces.
|7/29/2015||Randall Delgado, Ari, P|
|Delgado has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle.
Analysis: Delgado injured his ankle during a conditioning session before Tuesday night's game in Seattle. He is 4-3 with a save and 2.79 ERA in 41 relief appearances.
|7/29/2015||Trevor Plouffe, Min, 3B|
|Plouffe was placed on the paternity leave list following Tuesday night's 8-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Minnesota announced it was recalling shortstop Jorge Polanco from Triple-A Rochester.
Analysis: Plouffe is hitting .257 with 14 home runs and 55 RBIs in 95 games this season.
|7/28/2015||Mookie Betts, Bos, CF|
|Betts has been placed on the seven-day disabled list for a concussion after he tumbled into Boston's bullpen attempting to make a catch Tuesday.
Analysis: Betts was initially credited with catching the ball while twisting his body and hitting the wall with his lower back, then flipping over and landing in the bullpen. The ball came out and after a video review of nearly three minutes, Abreu was credited with a two-run homer that gave the White Sox a 7-2 lead Tuesday night.
|7/28/2015||Justin Turner, LAD, 3B|
|Turner has gone to an emergency room after a pimple on his leg turned into an infection, the club says.
Analysis: Turner was scratched from the Dodgers' lineup against Oakland on Tuesday night. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly says Turner felt the problem on his inner right thigh Sunday in New York. He was given antibiotics, but it didn't heal up on the team's day off Monday. The team doesn't know how long Turner will be out. He has been the Dodgers' most consistent offensive contributor this season, batting .323 with 13 homers and 44 RBIs.
|7/28/2015||David Carpenter, Atl, P|
|The Braves have promoted Carpenter from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Analysis: At Gwinnett, Carpenter had a 0.71 ERA.
|7/28/2015||Manny Banuelos, Atl, P|
|The Atlanta Braves have placed left-hander Manny Banuelos on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation. The move, announced Tuesday, is retroactive to July 25.
Analysis: Banuelos was acquired by the Braves in a trade with the Yankees last January. He made his big league debut on July 2 and was 1-2 with a 2.49 ERA in five games, four of them starts.
|7/28/2015||David Murphy, LAA, LF|
|The Cleveland Indians have traded Murphy to the Los Angeles Angels for minor league shortstop Eric Stamets.
Analysis: Murphy's batting .296 with five homers and 27 RBIs in 84 games for the disappointing Indians, who have lost five straight and fallen into last place in the AL Central.
|7/28/2015||Devon Travis, Tor, 2B|
|Travis left Tuesday night's game against Philadelphia after two innings with a sore left shoulder.
Analysis: Travis missed 36 games earlier this season after he injured his left shoulder when he was hit by a bad hop grounder in an April 30 game at Cleveland. The injury affected his swing, causing him to bat .189 in 53 at-bats in May after batting .325 in April, when he was named AL Rookie of the Month. Danny Valencia moved from left field to second base, with Ezequiel Carrera coming on to play left.
|7/28/2015||David DeJesus, LAA, LF|
|The Los Angeles Angels have acquired DeJesus from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for minor league pitcher Eduar Lopez.
Analysis: The 35-year-old DeJesus is hitting .259 with five homers and 26 RBIs this season. He has hit .276 with 99 homers and 569 RBIs in his 13-year career with Kansas City, Oakland, the Chicago Cubs, Washington and Tampa Bay.
|7/28/2015||Cole Hamels, Phi, P|
|Hamels is being pushed back one day in Philadelphia's starting rotation and is not scheduled to start for the Phillies again until after Friday's trade deadline has passed.
Analysis: Hamels threw a season-high 129 pitches in Sunday's no-hitter over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. He is 6-7 with a 3.64 ERA in 20 starts. The decision gives Hamels an extra day of rest, and prevents him from getting hurt before Friday's 4 p.m. deadline to trade players without securing waivers.
|7/28/2015||Dallas Beeler, ChC, P|
|The Cubs have recalled Beeler from Triple-A Iowa to start Tuesday night against the Colorado Rockies.
Analysis: Beeler, 26, has no record with a 6.43 earned-run average in two starts for the Cubs. He was 2-5 with a 6.02 ERA in 14 starts for Iowa.
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