MLB Recent Player News
|7/22/2014||Scooter Gennett, 2B (Mil)||Gennett has left the game against the Cincinnati Reds with tightness in his right quad. Gennett also left Saturday's game in Washington with the same tightness.
Analysis: There was no immediate word as to the severity of the injury.
|7/22/2014||Joel Peralta, P (TB)||The Tampa Bay Rays have placed Peralta on the 15-day disabled list with an undisclosed illness. The move, announced Tuesday, is retroactive to July 13.
Analysis: Peralta, who has returned to Tampa for tests, is 2-3 with a 4.15 ERA in 43 appearances.
|7/22/2014||Darwin Barney, 2B (ChC)||The Chicago Cubs took another step toward the future, designating Barney for assignment.
Analysis: The 28-year-old Barney won a Gold Glove in the 2012, when his 141 consecutive games without an error tied a major league record. But he regressed noticeably at the plate and, with the recent promotion of Arismendy Alcantara and other infield prospects on the way, he no longer fit the master plan.
|7/22/2014||Geovany Soto, C (Tex)||Soto has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin, less than a week after he returned from right knee surgery.
Analysis: It's the latest disheartening injury for the Rangers in a dreadful season full of them. Soto got hurt running the bases Monday night and left a 4-2 victory over the Yankees.
|7/22/2014||Curtis Partch, P (Cin)||The Reds placed right-handed reliever Logan Ondrusek on the 15-day disabled list with a strained shoulder and recalled Partch from Triple-A Louisville.
Analysis: Partch has pitched in four games with the Reds in 2014. He is 1-0 and has not allowed a run.
|7/22/2014||Logan Ondrusek, P (Cin)||The Reds placed Ondrusek on the 15-day disabled list with a strained shoulder before Tuesday night's game against the Brewers.
Analysis: Ondrusek is 3-1 with an ERA of 4.31 in 29 games this season.
|7/22/2014||Hanley Ramirez, SS (LAD)||The Los Angeles Dodgers held injured outfielder Yasiel Puig and shortstop Hanley Ramirez out of the starting lineup for Tuesday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but manager Don Mattingly doesn't believe either player needs to go on the disabled list.
Analysis: Ramirez took a 98 mph fastball off his left wrist on Sunday from St. Louis closer Trevor Rosenthal. Mattingly said he's optimistic both players will be available to pinch hit on Tuesday night and called them ''day to day.''
|7/22/2014||Darin Ruf, RF (Phi)||Outfielder John Mayberry Jr. has been put on the 15-day disabled list because of left wrist inflammation, and the Philadelphia Phillies have recalled outfielder Darin Ruf from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Analysis: Ruf is 1 for 10 with the Phillies this year and was demoted to the minors in late May, He broke his left wrist and hurt a knee after running in a wall in early June and returned this month.
|7/22/2014||John Mayberry, 1B (Phi)||Mayberry Jr. has been put on the 15-day disabled list because of left wrist inflammation, and the Philadelphia Phillies have recalled outfielder Darin Ruf from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Analysis: Mayberry last played on Sunday in Atlanta and is batting .213 with six homers and 21 RBIs. He has three homers and 11 RBIs as a pinch hitter, both big league highs.
|7/22/2014||CC Lee, P (Cle)||The Cleveland Indians have optioned right-handed reliever C.C. Lee to Triple-A Columbus, clearing room on their roster for right-hander Danny Salazar.
Analysis: The Taiwan-born Lee made 15 appearances over two stints with the Indians this year, compiling a 4.26 ERA. He pitched in the last two games, totaling four outs and allowing five runners with two strikeouts.
|7/22/2014||Danny Salazar, P (Cle)||The Cleveland Indians have optioned right-handed reliever C.C. Lee to Triple-A Columbus, clearing room on their roster for Salazar.
Analysis: The move was made before Tuesday's game at Minnesota, where Salazar was scheduled to start after being recalled from Columbus. Salazar was in the rotation from opening day until he was sent to Columbus May 16, making eight starts for the Indians while going 1-4 with a 5.53 ERA. He made 10 starts for Columbus and posted a 2.32 ERA with 39 strikeouts in 31 innings over his last five turns.
|7/22/2014||Aaron Sanchez, P (Tor)||The Blue Jays selected top pitching prospect Aaron Sanchez from Triple-A Buffalo in a flurry of roster moves Tuesday.
Analysis: A first-round pick in the 2010 draft, Sanchez started the season at Double-A New Hampshire, where he was 3-4 with a 3.82 ERA in 14 starts. He went 0-3 with a 4.19 ERA in eight games at Buffalo, where his final two appearances came out of the bullpen in preparation for a relief role in the majors.
|7/22/2014||Jacoby Ellsbury, CF (NYY)||Ellsbury went 2 for 4 with his eighth homer in Monday's 4-2 loss to Texas.
Analysis: Ellsbury is batting .346 with four homers, 10 RBIs, eight runs and five steals over his last 12 games.
|7/22/2014||Miles Mikolas, P (Tex)||Mikolas earned his first win of the season in Monday's 4-2 victory at Yankee Stadium.
Analysis: Mikolas allowed two runs and four hits over 7 1-3 innings. He doesn't have much fantasy value despite the impressive showing.
|7/22/2014||John Lackey, P (Bos)||Lackey allowed one run and two hits over seven innings to win 14-1 at Toronto on Monday.
Analysis: Lackey has posted a 2.08 ERA in winning back-to-back starts. He owns a solid 3.66 mark on the season.
|7/22/2014||Daniel Nava, RF (Bos)||Nava collected three more hits and scored twice in Monday's 14-1 win at Toronto.
Analysis: Nava is 10 for 21 over the last five games.
|7/22/2014||Mike Napoli, 1B (Bos)||Napoli went 3 for 5 with a homer and three runs scored in Monday's 14-1 win at Toronto.
Analysis: Napoli is now 7 for 12 over the last three games. He could be in for a huge second half.
|7/22/2014||Stephen Drew, SS (Bos)||Drew went 2 for 4 with a homer and four RBIs in Monday's 14-1 win at Toronto.
Analysis: While Drew is 7 for his last 17, he's still hitting just .175 since joining the Red Sox on June 2.
|7/22/2014||David Ortiz, DH (Bos)||Ortiz hit two towering home runs in Monday's 14-1 win at Toronto.
Analysis: They were the 452nd and 453rd of his career, moving Ortiz past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list. It was the third multihomer game of the season for Ortiz and the 44th of his career.
|7/22/2014||Jake Petricka, P (CWS)||Petricka earned the save in Monday's 3-1 win over Kansas City.
Analysis: Petricka allowed one hit and struck out one. He could emerge as the closer down the stretch.
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