MLB Recent Player News
|4/19/2014||Jarrod Dyson, CF (KC)||Dyson was placed on the bereavement list Friday.
Analysis: Dyson will be away from the team for at least three days while tending to a personal matter.
|4/18/2014||Ike Davis, 1B (Pit)||The New York Mets traded Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night, parting ways with a power hitter who proved to be too inconsistent at the plate.
Analysis: Davis hit 32 homers for the Mets in 2012, but fell off sharply last year. Davis was hitting .208 with one home run and five RBIs in 24 at-bats. He lost his starting job to Lucas Duda and was relegated to a part-time role with the Mets, who also have Josh Satin at first base.
|4/18/2014||Tyler Collins, LF (Det)||The Detroit Tigers have recalled right-hander Justin Miller from Triple-A Toledo and optioned Collins to Toledo.
Analysis: Collins went 2 for 14 in limited duty this season with the Tigers.
|4/18/2014||Justin Miller, P (Det)||The Detroit Tigers have recalled Miller from Triple-A Toledo and optioned outfielder Tyler Collins to Toledo.
Analysis: The 26-year-old Miller has never pitched in the major leagues. Miller's arrival gives Detroit an extra option in the bullpen on a night when left-hander Drew Smyly is making his first start of the season.
|4/18/2014||Ryan Rowland-Smith, P (Ari)||The Arizona Diamondbacks have reinstated outfielder Cody Ross from the disabled list and designated Rowland-Smith for assignment.
Analysis: Rowland-Smith, an Australian, appeared in six games for Arizona this season, posting a 4.91 ERA.
|4/18/2014||Cody Ross, RF (Ari)||The Arizona Diamondbacks have reinstated Ross from the disabled list and designated left-handed reliever Ryan Rowland-Smith for assignment.
Analysis: Ross sustained a dislocated hip while running to first base against the New York Mets last Aug. 11. He underwent surgery and was back working out far sooner than had been anticipated.
|4/18/2014||David Freese, 3B (LAA)||Freese wasn't in Friday's lineup against Detroit.
Analysis: Freese is dealing with tightness in his right quad.
|4/18/2014||Jose Alvarez, P (LAA)||The Angels optioned Alvarez to Triple-A Salt Lake before Friday night's game at Detroit.
Analysis: The Angels made the moves before Friday night's game at Detroit, meaning Alvarez would not have a chance to pitch against his former team. The Tigers traded Alvarez to the Angels before the season for shortstop Andrew Romine.
|4/18/2014||Josh Wall, P (LAA)||The Los Angeles Angels have recalled Wall from Triple-A Salt Lake and optioned left-hander Jose Alvarez to Salt Lake.
Analysis: The Angels made the moves before Friday night's game at Detroit, meaning Alvarez would not have a chance to pitch against his former team. The Tigers traded Alvarez to the Angels before the season for shortstop Andrew Romine. Romine is in the starting lineup for Detroit on Friday.
|4/18/2014||Bruce Chen, P (KC)||Chen said he's ready to pitch against the Twins on Saturday.
Analysis: He had his regular turn pushed back from Thursday because of a sore back.
|4/18/2014||Jimmy Paredes, RF (KC)||Kansas City recalled Paredes from Triple-A Omaha prior to Friday night's game against Minnesota.
Analysis: Paredes was claimed off waivers from Baltimore in February, and was hitting .319 at Omaha. Manager Ned Yost views him as capable of playing second base, third base and any of the outfield spots.
|4/18/2014||Jarrod Dyson, CF (KC)||Kansas City placed Dyson on the bereavement list before Friday's game against Minnesota.
Analysis: Manager Ned Yost said he expects Dyson to return for Monday's contest in Cleveland.
|4/18/2014||Brian McCann, C (NYY)||McCann had two hits, including a solo homer, and drove in a pair of runs in a 10-2 rout of Tampa Bay on Thursday night.
Analysis: The New York Yankees catcher is 6 for 16 (.375) with three homers and five RBIs in his last four games. He's batting .226 with eight RBIs this season.
|4/18/2014||Brian Roberts, 2B (NYY)||Roberts finished a home run shy of the cycle and drove in two runs in a 10-2 rout of Tampa Bay on Thursday night.
Analysis: Roberts was batting .129 (4 for 31) in his first 11 games.
|4/18/2014||Yangervis Solarte, SS (NYY)||Solarte finished a triple shy of the cycle and drove in two runs on his first career homer in a 10-2 rout of Tampa Bay on Thursday night.
Analysis: The New York Yankees rookie has raised his average to .373 by going 7 for 16 (.438) in his last five games.
|4/18/2014||Alfonso Soriano, LF (NYY)||Soriano had a season-high three hits, including a solo homer, in a 10-2 win over Tampa Bay on Thursday night.
Analysis: Soriano, batting .259, is 15 for 42 (.357) with four homers in his last 11 games.
|4/18/2014||Aroldis Chapman, P (Cin)||Chapman has been cleared to throw batting practice for the first time since he was hit in the face by a line drive during an exhibition game on March 19. Chapman sustained fractures of his nose and and a bone above his left eye when hit by the drive off the bat of Kansas City's Salvador Perez.
Analysis: Reds manager Bryan Price said Friday he wasn't sure exactly when Chapman will throw but said it likely will be during the team's 10-game trip that ends April 27. Price also said Chapman will go on a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment before rejoining the Reds.
|4/18/2014||Carlos Beltran, RF (NYY)||Beltran was out of Friday night's starting lineup against Tampa Bay due to left shoulder and right wrist soreness. He flipped over the short wall down the right field line while chasing Desmond Jennings' foul ball in Thursday night's 10-2 win over the Rays. Beltran finished the game and had an MRI of the shoulder and wrist.
Analysis: "Everything came back fine," Beltran said. "Nothing is broken. Just sore." Yankees manager Joe Girardi hasn't ruled out Beltran returning Saturday night.
|4/18/2014||Jacoby Ellsbury, CF (NYY)||Ellsbury had two hits, scored two runs and drove in two in a 10-2 win over Tampa Bay on Thursday.
Analysis: The New York Yankees outfielder is batting .417 (20 for 48) with five doubles, seven runs and six RBIs in his last 13 games.
|4/18/2014||Adrian Gonzalez, 1B (LAD)||Gonzalez was 2 for 4 with his sixth double of the season Thursday against the Giants to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.
Analysis: Gonzalez is slugging .740 with 14 RBIs during his 12-game hitting streak.
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