MLB Recent Player News
|8/25/2016||Wade LeBlanc, Sea, P|
|The Mariners have designated LeBlanc for assignment after activating Paxton from the disabled list.
Analysis: LeBlanc could draw interest on the waiver wire after compiling a 3-0 record and a 4.43 ERA in eight starts with Seattle, though his fantasy value would remain minimal.
|8/25/2016||Matt Moore, SF, P|
|Moore gets the ball on Thursday against the Dodgers.
Analysis: Moore is looking for his first win with San Francisco since coming over from the Tampa Bay Rays on Aug. 1. He is 0-3 with a 4.70 ERA in four starts for his new club.
|8/25/2016||Ross Stripling, LAD, P|
|Stripling takes the ball Thursday against San Francisco.
Analysis: Stripling had his only appearance against the Giants come in his MLB debut earlier this season, a game in which he threw 7 1/3 hitless innings before being removed after 100 pitches.
|8/25/2016||Johnny Cueto, SF, P|
|Cueto allowed a fourth-inning homer to Justin Turner and three other hits over six innings in Wednesday's 1-0 loss to the Dodgers.
Analysis: Cueto has allowed one run in consecutive starts. On Tuesday, he'll face a Diamondbacks team he has gone 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA in three starts against this season.
|8/25/2016||Rich Hill, LAD, P|
|Hill had a solid debut for the Dodgers, allowing five hits and striking out three while throwing 81 pitches over six innings in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Giants. The left-hander was making his first appearance since July 17.
Analysis: Hill (1-0) was on the disabled list with a blister on his left middle finger when the Dodgers acquired him from the Oakland Athletics on Aug. 1 along with outfielder Josh Reddick. His next start is Monday at Colorado.
|8/25/2016||Justin Turner, LAD, 3B|
|Turner's fourth-inning homer led the Dodgers to a 1-0 win over the Giants on Wednesday.
Analysis: Turner's homer was his 24th, and he's batting .318 against the Giants this season.
|8/25/2016||James Shields, CWS, P|
|Wednesday's start was another struggle for Shields, who was reached for four runs and served up two more homers while lasting six innings in a loss to Philadelphia.
Analysis: The performance was actually an upgrade from Shields' other efforts this month, as he entered the matchup 0-3 with a dreadful 17.36 ERA through his first four starts in August. He's now allowed nine homers in 14 innings over his past four outings and is clearly fantasy poison at the moment.
|8/25/2016||Tim Adleman, Cin, P|
|Adleman served up three homers accounting for five runs in Wednesday's five-inning no-decision against Texas.
Analysis: The rookie couldn't duplicate Friday's impressive outing against the Dodgers, in which he tossed five scoreless innings in his first start back from the minors. Adleman (2-1, 3.68) gets a seemingly softer matchup in Tuesday's start in Anaheim.
|8/25/2016||Ian Desmond, Tex, CF|
|Desmond ended a 23-game stretch without a home run by hitting a solo shot in Wednesday's win at Cincinnati. The outfielder also stole a base while scoring twice.
Analysis: Desmond isn't having a particularly good August, though he's picked it up some by batting .291 with nine RBIs and eight runs scored over his past 13 games.
|8/25/2016||Nomar Mazara, Tex, RF|
|Mazara contributed a three-run homer to Wednesday's win at Cincinnati.
Analysis: The 21-year-old has now homered in two of his last four games after hitting only two in his previous 49 contests. Mazara is hitting just .214 over his last 10 games, though.
|8/25/2016||Yu Darvish, Tex, P|
|Darvish didn't get a decision but hit his first major league home run in the Rangers' 6-5 win at Cincinnati on Wednesday. On the mound, the right-hander issued a season-high five walks while being reached for five runs - three earned - in six innings.
Analysis: Darvish had been exhibiting good control entering the game, having walked just four in 39 innings over a six-start stretch in which he posted a 2.54 ERA. He'll aim for a sharper result when the Japanese star opposes countryman Hisashi Iwakuma Monday against Seattle.
|8/25/2016||Welington Castillo, Ari, C|
|Castillo drove in three runs with a double and a two-run single Wednesday against the Braves.
Analysis: Castillo has been locked in lately, batting .455 with five doubles and 10 RBIs in his last eight games.
|8/25/2016||Ender Inciarte, Atl, CF|
|Inciarte had four hits and drove in two in Wednesday's 11-inning loss to the Diamondbacks.
Analysis: Inciarte is batting .356 with seven extra-base hits and 11 runs scored in his last 14 games.
|8/25/2016||Jake Lamb, Ari, 3B|
|Lamb homered and doubled among his three hits and scored three times in Wednesday's 10-9, 11-inning win over the Braves.
Analysis: Lamb is 5 for 10 with three doubles in the last two contests after going 2 for 46 with 19 strikeouts and 40 men left on base in his previous 12 games.
|8/25/2016||Paul Goldschmidt, Ari, 1B|
|Goldschmidt homered among his three hits and scored three times in Wednesday's 10-9, 11-inning win over the Braves.
Analysis: Goldschmidt became the third first baseman since 1974 to record 20 doubles, 20 homers and 20 stolen bases in consecutive seasons, along with Jeff Bagwell in 1996-97 and Ryan Klesko in 2000-01.
|8/25/2016||Michael Bourn, Ari, CF|
|Bourn tripled twice in Wednesday's 10-9, 11-inning win over the Braves.
Analysis: Bourn finished with four hits and is batting .356 in his last 14 games.
|8/25/2016||Zack Greinke, Ari, P|
|Greinke struck out five and reached 2,000 for his career Wednesday against the Braves. Greinke, 32, became the 78th pitcher to reach 2,000 strikeouts, fanning Freddie Freeman to start the fourth for the milestone.
Analysis: Greinke pitched six innings and allowed four runs, six hits and three walks in his first home start since June 28. He left that outing with a strained left oblique and went on the disabled list for more than a month. On Tuesday, he'll face the Giants for the first time since yielding four runs and eight hits over six innings on May 12.
|8/25/2016||Jacob deGrom, NYM, P|
|DeGrom allowed homers to Randal Grichuk, Matt Carpenter and Stephen Piscotty, and the Mets lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 8-1.
Analysis: DeGrom allowed five runs and 12 hits in 4 2/3 innings. He was tagged for a career-worst eight runs and 13 hits in his previous outing against San Francisco. Mets manager Terry Collins said video of deGrom's recent starts shows pitches staying in the "hitting area," allowing hitters to take good swings on hittable pitches. He next takes the ball Monday against a Miami team that had five runs and 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings off deGrom on July 23.
|8/25/2016||Dillon Gee, KC, P|
|Gee held the Marlins scoreless for five innings in Wednesday's start, but was charged with three runs and a loss after leaving with one out in the sixth.
Analysis: Gee entered the matchup off his best performance of the season, yielding one run and striking out seven over seven innings to defeat lowly Minnesota on Thursday. He could be a usable option when he next takes the mound Monday at home against the Yankees.
|8/25/2016||Jhonny Peralta, StL, SS|
|Peralta had his first triple of the season among his two hits in Wednesday's 8-1 win over the Mets.
Analysis: Peralta has been on a nice little roll, going 9 for 19 in the last four games.
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