MLB Recent Player News
|3/27/2015||Nick Swisher, 1B (Cle), 1B|
|Swisher is recovering from knee surgery.
Analysis: Swisher is expected to start the season on the disabled list.
|3/27/2015||Tyler Skaggs, P (LAA), P|
|Skaggs is recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Analysis: Skaggs will miss this season after undergoing the procedure in August 2014.
|3/27/2015||Brad Peacock, P (Hou), P|
|Peacock is recovering from hip surgery.
Analysis: Peacock is expected to miss the start of the season.
|3/27/2015||Jarrod Parker, P (Oak), P|
|Parker is making his way back from Tommy John surgery.
Analysis: Parker isn't expected back until after the All-Star break.
|3/27/2015||Matt Moore, P (TB), P|
|Moore is still making his way back from Tommy John surgery.
Analysis: Moore underwent the procedure last April, but he's expected to be out for at least the first month of this season.
|3/26/2015||Jake McGee, P (TB), P|
|McGee is recovering from left elbow surgery.
Analysis: McGee is expected to start the season on the disabled list, but could be back in May.
|3/26/2015||Nate Jones, P (CWS), P|
|Jones is recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Analysis: The reliever isn't expected to be back until after the All-Star break.
|3/26/2015||David Hernandez, P (Ari), P|
|Hernandez is recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Analysis: Hernandez had the surgery in April 2014, and is expected to miss the opening month of this season.
|3/26/2015||Matt Harrison, P (Tex), P|
|Harrison is recovering from back surgery.
Analysis: It's unclear when Harrison will be back, but it may not be until after the All-Star break.
|3/26/2015||Sean Doolittle, P (Oak), P|
|Doolittle is recovering from a tear in his left rotator cuff.
Analysis: Doolittle is expected to miss at least the first month of the season.
|3/26/2015||Jorge De La Rosa, P (Col), P|
|De La Rosa is out with a strained left groin.
Analysis: De La Rosa is expected to go on the disabled list.
|3/26/2015||Vic Black, P (NYM), P|
|Black is suffering from weakness in his right shoulder.
Analysis: Black is expected to miss the start of the season.
|3/26/2015||Homer Bailey, P (Cin), P|
|Bailey is still recovering from right elbow surgery.
Analysis: Bailey is expected to miss the start of the season, but should still be back some time in April.
|3/26/2015||Bryce Harper, LF (Was), LF|
|Harper is out for Thursday night's exhibition game because of a stomach bug. Nationals manager Matt Williams said Harper was at the Nationals' complex earlier in the day, getting ready to play against the New York Mets. ''He came in, did a little bit of light swinging in the cage and he's still not feeling good, so we sent him home. I think he'll be OK to go'' on Friday, Williams said.
Analysis: Harper was ill Wednesday and scratched from the travel roster for the game against St. Louis in Jupiter, Florida. ''It's one of those rites of spring that everybody goes through at one point or the other during spring training,'' Williams said. ''He just happened to have it the last couple of days. But he's good.''
|3/26/2015||Dan Johnson, 1B (Cin), 1B|
|The Reds acquired Johnson from the Astros on Thursday for a player to be chosen later or cash, one of two trades involving minor leaguers.
Analysis: Johnson played in 15 games for the Blue Jays last season, batting .211 with a homer and seven RBIs. He left as a free agent after the season and signed with Houston in December. He'll report to the Reds' minor league camp. The 35-year-old infielder also has played for Oakland, Tampa Bay, the White Sox and Baltimore.
|3/26/2015||Jarred Cosart, P (Mia), P|
|Cosart said Major League Baseball is reviewing his deleted Twitter account as part of an investigation into gambling-related tweets posted there and he is cooperating with the investigation. ''Obviously, I was caught off guard by the whole situation,'' Cosart said Thursday. ''All I'm really saying to everyone is I'm following the MLB protocol and just talking with MLB security, and they are taking care of the rest.''
Analysis: The 24-year-old Cosart deleted his Twitter account Tuesday after screen shots of comments he purportedly made appeared on the website of Miami New Times. Cosart had been scheduled to pitch Friday against Houston, but the right-hander was scratched because of a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand. Marlins President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill said the skipping Cosart's turn is ''completely unrelated'' to the MLB investigation.
|3/26/2015||Cody Asche, 3B (Phi), 3B|
|Asche has been scratched from the starting lineup Thursday against Toronto because of back tightness. Andres Blanco replaced Asche in the lineup.
Analysis: Asche, who is batting .238 with three homers and seven RBIs in 16 games this spring training, said he felt his back stiffen while he stretched during morning workouts. He opted to sit as a precaution.
|3/26/2015||John Buck, C (Atl), C|
|Buck, an 11-year major league veteran who was attempting to land a job with the Atlanta Braves as a backup catcher, has retired. He says he wants to spend more time with his family. He hit .320 with one homer in 25 at-bats for the Braves in spring training.
Analysis: The 34-year-old, an All-Star in 2010 with Toronto, hit 134 home runs with seven big league teams. He hit .225 in 32 games with Seattle and the Los Angeles Angels last year after playing for the New York Mets and Pittsburgh in 2013. Buck set career highs with 20 homers and 66 RBIs with Toronto in 2010. He played his first six seasons with Kansas City.
|3/26/2015||Antoan Richardson, CF (Tex), CF|
|Richardson is set to undergo surgery on a herniated disk in his back.
Analysis: It's unclear how long he'll be out. He was battling for a reserve outfield spot with the Rangers.
|3/25/2015||Yordano Ventura, P (KC), P|
|Ventura has been picked to pitch on opening day for the AL champion Kansas City Royals against the Chicago White Sox.
Analysis: The 23-year-old right-hander went 14-10 with a 3.20 ERA as a rookie last season and tossed seven scoreless innings to beat San Francisco in Game 6 of the World Series. The announcement was made by Royals manager Ned Yost on Wednesday.
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