MLB Recent Player News
|5/22/2015||Devon Travis, Tor, 2B|
|Travis missed his fifth straight game Thursday.
Analysis: Travis is dealing with a left shoulder injury.
|5/22/2015||Edward Mujica, Oak, P|
|Mujica fractured his thumb while fielding a grounder Thursday.
Analysis: Mujica will go on the disabled list, but the fracture is minor and the A's hope surgery will not be necessary.
|5/21/2015||Will Smith, Mil, P|
|Smith was ejected for allegedly having pine tar on his right forearm in the seventh inning Thursday night against the Atlanta Braves.
Analysis: With the bases loaded and one out and Atlanta leading 2-1, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez emerged from the dugout and asked the umpires to check if Smith had pine tar on his arm. After all four umpires gathered around Gonzalez, crew chief Jim Joyce walked to the mound, touched Smith's arm and tossed the reliever from the game. Television cameras showed a shiny substance that was visible on Smith's forearm.
|5/21/2015||Erisbel Arruebarrena, LAD, SS|
|Arruebarrena has been suspended by the Los Angeles Dodgers for the remainder of the season.
Analysis: The Dodgers said Thursday they disciplined the 25-year-old Cuban "for repeated failures to comply with his contract." Arruebarrena signed a $25 million, five-year contract in February 2014. He split the season among four minor league teams and the Dodgers and made his big league debut on last May 23. He hit .195 in 22 games for Los Angeles.
|5/21/2015||Jeremy Guthrie, KC, P|
|Guthrie held the Reds scoreless in six innings of Wednesday's 7-1 win.
Analysis: Guthrie has won his last three starts with a 1.96 ERA.
|5/21/2015||Nick Castellanos, Det, 3B|
|Castellanos was 2 for 4 with four RBIs in Wednesday's win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: It was the second four-RBI game of his career.
|5/21/2015||Torii Hunter, Min, RF|
|Hunter was 3 for 5 with three RBIs in Wednesday's win in Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Hunter is batting .359 with 10 RBIs in his last 10 games.
|5/21/2015||Jorge De La Rosa, Col, P|
|De La Rosa became the Colorado Rockies' career strikeouts leader by fanning Philadelphia shortstop Freddy Galvis in the fourth inning Thursday.
Analysis: That strikeout gave De La Rosa 774 with the Rockies, one more than Ubaldo Jimenez. De La Rosa joined the Rockies in 2008. He's one of the few pitchers who actually feels comfortable at Coors Field, going 45-15 in the hitter-friendly park.
|5/21/2015||Conor Gillaspie, CWS, 3B|
|Gillaspie continues to trend upward after going 2 for 4 with a homer in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Indians.
Analysis: Gillaspie, who batted a career-high .282 last season, is hitting .333 with two homers and six RBIs in his last 10 games.
|5/21/2015||Jose Ramirez, Cle, SS|
|Ramirez went 2 for 3 and scored two runs in Wednesday's 4-3 road win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Ramirez is 5 for 10 with three RBIs over his last three games against the Sox.
|5/21/2015||Mike Napoli, Bos, 1B|
|Napoli is showing signs of breaking out of his season-long funk. He went 2 for 4 in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to Texas.
Analysis: Napoli is 4 for 8 with a home run in the first two games against the Rangers after entering the series with a .162 average.
|5/21/2015||Adrian Beltre, Tex, 3B|
|Beltre stayed hot Wednesday, going 2 for 4 in a 2-1 win at Boston.
Analysis: Beltre is 15 for 40 with three homers and nine RBIs in his last 10 games, raising his average from .228 to 264.
|5/21/2015||Mike Trout, LAA, CF|
|Trout went 2 for 3 with his 11th home run in Wednesday's 4-3 win at Toronto.
Analysis: Trout had been 1 for 13 over his previous three games. He's cooled off after a hot start, hitting .288 with 22 RBIs on the season.
|5/21/2015||Roenis Elias, Sea, P|
|Elias allowed one run and six hits over 7 2-3 innings in Wednesday's 4-2 win at Baltimore.
Analysis: Elias hasn't given up more than three runs in five starts. The left-hander has gone 1-1 with a 2.76 ERA.
|5/21/2015||Adam Jones, Bal, CF|
|Jones went 3 for 4 in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Mariners.
Analysis: Jones has moved past a recent mini-slump and is 6 for 13 over his last three games.
|5/21/2015||Dallas Keuchel, Hou, P|
|Keuchel won his eighth consecutive decision in Wednesday's 6-1 victory over Oakland. Keuchel allowed six hits and no earned runs in seven innings to lower his ERA to 1.67.
Analysis: He is 8-0 with a 1.79 ERA since an Aug. 21 loss at the New York Yankees, the longest current unbeaten streak by a big league starter. And his 6-0 mark this year is the best by an Astros pitcher since Roger Clemens opened the 2004 season at 9-0.
|5/21/2015||Brett Lawrie, Oak, 3B|
|Lawrie went 3 for 5 with a double in Wednesday's 6-1 loss at Houston.
Analysis: Lawrie has heated up, going 6 for 8 with two doubles over his last two games.
|5/21/2015||Sam Tuivailala, StL, P|
|The St. Louis Cardinals have optioned Tuivailala to Triple-A Memphis, opening a roster spot for left-hander Jaime Garcia.
Analysis: The hard-throwing Tuivailala was called up Sunday and pitched twice during his second stint with the Cardinals this season. He walked both batters he faced and took the loss Monday against the Mets before tossing a scoreless inning the following night.
|5/21/2015||Drew Pomeranz, Oak, P|
|Pomeranz is headed to the disabled list.
Analysis: Pomeranz returned to Oakland on Wednesday to be examined after leaving Monday night's game in the fifth inning with tightness in his left shoulder.
|5/20/2015||Bryce Harper, Was, RF|
|Harper and manager Matt Williams have been ejected in the bottom of the third inning against the New York Yankees.
Analysis: Harper, who hit 10 homers in his previous 12 games, was batting with two outs in the third Wednesday night when Adam Warren's first pitch of the at-bat was called a strike by plate umpire Marvin Hudson. Harper stepped out of the batter's box, leading to an animated back-and-forth with Hudson. Harper was tossed, bringing Williams out of the dugout.
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