MLB Recent Player News
|5/6/2015||Eduardo Nunez, Min, SS|
|Nunez went on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.
Analysis: It's unclear when he'll be back.
|5/6/2015||Stephen Strasburg, Was, P|
|Strasburg left after three innings of Tuesday's start due to right shoulder irritation.
Analysis: The severity of the injury is unknown, so continue to monitor the developments. He's expected to see a chiropractor for the issue, according to Comcast SportsNet Washington.
|5/5/2015||Eduardo Nunez, Min, SS|
|The Minnesota Twins have placed Nunez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.
Analysis: Nunez hit .409 with four doubles in eight games for the Twins before getting hurt. The Twins selected the contract of infielder Doug Bernier from Triple-A Rochester to take Nunez's place on the roster.
|5/5/2015||Angel Pagan, SF, CF|
|Pagan was scratched from Tuesday night's starting lineup against the San Diego Padres with a cut on his middle finger.
Analysis: Pagan, the Giants' No. 3 hitter, is batting .405 (17 for 42) over his last 10 games and ranks fifth in the NL with a .350 batting average. He started the first 25 games.
|5/5/2015||Brandon Morrow, SD, P|
|The San Diego Padres have placed Morrow on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation before Tuesday night's game with the San Francisco Giants.
Analysis: Padres manager Bud Black said the shoulder remained troublesome and the team decided to give him a full two weeks to rest. Morrow is 2-0 with a 2.73 ERA on the season.
|5/5/2015||Jaime Garcia, StL, P|
|Garcia threw 70 pitches during an extended spring training outing and could begin a rehab assignment Sunday.
Analysis: Garcia is trying to come back after a setback in his rehab from thoracic outlet surgery in spring training. General manager John Mozeliak said Garcia told him he felt a lot stronger and was"extremely optimistic," but he wanted to see how Garcia felt Wednesday.
|5/5/2015||Jonathan Diaz, Tor, SS|
|The Blue Jays have selected the contract of utilityman Chris Colabello from Buffalo and have optioned Diaz to the Triple-A team.
Analysis: Diaz, who was selected from Buffalo on April 28, appeared in four games with Toronto and went hitless in five at bats with one RBI.
|5/5/2015||Chris Colabello, Tor, RF|
|The Blue Jays have selected the contract Colabello from Buffalo and have optioned infielder Jonathan Diaz to the Triple-A team.
Analysis: Toronto needed another outfielder after Danny Valencia sprained an ankle when he stepped awkwardly while climbing the stairs to the clubhouse following Monday's win over the Yankees. Colabello started in left field against New York on Tuesday, batting seventh. He was batting .337 with five home runs and 18 RBIs at Buffalo. A first baseman and outfielder, he played for Minnesota in 2013 and 2014.
|5/5/2015||Chris Denorfia, ChC, RF|
|The Cubs put Denorfia on the 15-day disabled list because of a hamstring injury and recalled James Russell and Anthony Varvaro from the minor leagues.
Analysis: Russell was 2-0 with three saves at Triple-A Iowa and had not allowed an earned run in seven games. Varvaro was 0-1 with a 4.09 ERA in nine games before getting designated for assignment by Boston, and the Cubs claimed him off waivers on Sunday. Denorfia aggravated a hamstring injury on the bases in Monday's 10-9 loss to the Cardinals. He is batting .429 in 21 at-bats.
|5/5/2015||Eric Campbell, NYM, 1B|
|The New York Mets have promoted catcher Johnny Monell from Triple-A Las Vegas and sent Campbell to their top minor league team.
Analysis: Campbell hit .200 with one homer and five RBIs for the Mets. He took over at third base after David Wright was injured and got off to a nice start, but tailed off recently and went back to the bench.
|5/5/2015||Johnny Monell, NYM, C|
|The New York Mets have promoted Monell from Triple-A Las Vegas and sent infielder Eric Campbell to their top minor league team. The Mets selected Monell's contract before Tuesday night's game against Baltimore.
Analysis: The 29-year-old Monell was hitting .397 with four home runs and 15 RBIs in 17 games at Las Vegas. He wasn't in the starting lineup against the Orioles.
|5/5/2015||Nelson Cruz, Sea, RF|
|Cruz hit his major league-leading 14th home run hours after being selected AL Player of the Month for April as the Seattle Mariners beat the Angels 3-2 on Monday night.
Analysis: Cruz hit a leadoff shot against Matt Shoemaker that snapped a scoreless tie in the seventh. It came in the Mariners' 26th game, tying Cruz with four other players for the most homers at that stage of a season.
|5/5/2015||Felix Hernandez, Sea, P|
|King Felix allowed one run and six hits with eight strikeouts over seven innings in Monday's 3-2 win over the Angels.
Analysis: Hernandez became the first Seattle starter since 2001 to win his first five decisions. That year, Aaron Sele started 8-0, Freddy Garcia 6-0 and Jamie Moyer 5-0.
|5/5/2015||Dallas Keuchel, Hou, P|
|Keuchel continued his brilliance Monday, allowing one run and five hits over eight innings in a 2-1 loss over Texas. He fanned eight and did not factor in the decision.
Analysis: Keuchel has gone 3-0 with an 0.80 ERA in six starts. The Astros had won his previous five outings.
|5/5/2015||Jordan Schafer, Min, CF|
|Schafer went 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs in Monday's 8-7 win over Oakland.
Analysis: Schafer had been batting just .189 over his previous 21 games.
|5/5/2015||Eduardo Escobar, Min, SS|
|Escobar went 3 for 4 with two doubles in Monday's 8-7 win over Oakland.
Analysis: Escobar had been batting .167 in 19 games entering the contest.
|5/5/2015||Stephen Vogt, Oak, C|
|Vogt went 3 for 5 with a grand slam and a double in Monday's 8-7 loss at Minnesota.
Analysis: Vogt has gone 5 for 8 with three homers and nine RBIs in his last two games.
|5/5/2015||Logan Forsythe, TB, 2B|
|Forsythe stayed hot with two more hits in Monday's 5-1 win over Boston.
Analysis: Forsythe has three straight multi-hit games and is hitting 10 for 24 over his past six contests.
|5/5/2015||David DeJesus, TB, LF|
|DeJesus put an end to his slide by going 2 for 4 with two RBIs in Monday's 5-1 win at Boston.
Analysis: DeJesus had gone 3 for 30 over his previous 11 games.
|5/5/2015||Steven Souza Jr., TB, RF|
|Souza finished with two hits to break out of his slump in Monday's 5-1 win at Boston.
Analysis: Souza had gone 3 for 36 with 18 strikeouts over his previous nine games.
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