MLB Recent Player News
|8/4/2015||Nelson Cruz, Sea, RF|
|Cruz homered for the fourth straight game in Monday's 8-7 win at Colorado.
Analysis: Cruz is batting .429 with nine home runs and 13 RBIs during a 14-game hitting streak.
|8/4/2015||Charlie Blackmon, Col, CF|
|Blackmon continues to hit well at Coors Field, going 4 for 6 with two doubles in Monday's 8-7 loss to Seattle.
Analysis: Blackmon is batting .419 at home in 28 games since June 3.
|8/4/2015||Jedd Gyorko, SD, 2B|
|Gyorko went 3 for 5 with a home run in Monday's 13-5 win at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Gyorko has shown signs of turning things around, batting .458 over his last six games.
|8/4/2015||Yangervis Solarte, SD, 1B|
|Solarte hit a pair of home runs and knocked in four in Monday's 13-5 win at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Solarte has gone 13 for 27 (.481) with seven RBIs over his last six games.
|8/4/2015||Yoenis Cespedes, NYM, LF|
|Cespedes had his best day as a Met on Monday, hitting three doubles and driving in four runs in a 12-1 win at Miami.
Analysis: Cespedes is 4 for 12 in his three games with New York.
|8/4/2015||Curtis Granderson, NYM, RF|
|Granderson had another solid game by going 3 for 5 with two RBIs in Monday's 12-1 win at Miami.
Analysis: Granderson is hitting .364 with three homers and nine RBIs over his last eight games.
|8/4/2015||A.J. Pierzynski, Atl, C|
|Pierzynski continues to provide solid production out of the catcher spot, going 4 for 6 with a home run Monday against the Braves.
Analysis: Pierzynski is 17 for 37 (.459) over a nine-game hitting streak.
|8/4/2015||Jace Peterson, Atl, 2B|
|Peterson is on a tear for the Braves, going 6 for 9 with two homers and six RBIs over his last two games.
Analysis: Peterson had been 5 for 38 (.132) without an extra-base hit over his previous 11 games.
|8/4/2015||Nick Markakis, Atl, RF|
|Markakis stayed hot Monday, going 3 for 6 in a 9-8, 12-inning win over the Giants.
Analysis: Markakis has a 10-game hitting streak and is batting .345 over his last 13.
|8/4/2015||Brandon Belt, SF, 1B|
|Belt went 3 for 5 with his 13th home run in Monday's 9-8 loss at Atlanta.
Analysis: Belt appears to be having a power surge with three homers in his last three games.
|8/4/2015||Nick Ahmed, Ari, SS|
|Ahmed finished with a career-high four hits - including a home run - in Washington's 6-4 win at Washington on Monday.
Analysis: Ahmed has gone 6 for 8 in his last two games after going 4 for 53 (.075) over his previous 15.
|8/4/2015||Zack Godley, Ari, P|
|Godley continued to pitch well enough Monday night that Arizona manager Chip Hale is considering using a six-man rotation to keep him with the Diamondbacks.
Analysis: Godley threw six scoreless innings in third career appearance above Double-A ball, and the Diamondbacks homered four times in a 6-4 victory over Washington on Monday night. Godley becomes the second Arizona pitcher to win in each of his first three major league outings.
|8/4/2015||Jonathan Schoop, Bal, 2B|
|Schoop went 3 for 4 with a double in Monday's 9-2 win at Oakland.
Analysis: Schoop has heated up by going 5 for 7 over his last two games.
|8/4/2015||Adam Jones, Bal, CF|
|Jones went 3 for 5 with a double in Monday's 9-2 win at Oakland.
Analysis: Jones had been hitless in his previous two games, but appears to be back on track. He's hitting .289 with 17 homers and 51 RBIs.
|8/4/2015||Jose Abreu, CWS, 1B|
|Abreu went 2 for 3 with his 19th home run in Monday's 5-4 loss to Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Abreu is batting .385 with five home runs and 18 RBIs over a 14-game hitting streak.
|8/4/2015||Evan Longoria, TB, 3B|
|Longoria went 3 for 5 with a double in Monday's 5-4 win at U.S. Cellular Field.
Analysis: Longoria is hitting .385 over his last 10 games.
|8/4/2015||Jason Castro, Hou, C|
|Castro went 2 for 4 with a grand slam in Houston's 12-9 loss at Texas on Monday.
Analysis: Castro is red hot if you need production at catcher. He's 8 for 19 with three home runs, three doubles and 10 RBIs in his last five games.
|8/4/2015||David Price, Tor, P|
|Price allowed one run and three hits with 11 strikeouts over eight innings in Monday's 5-1 win over Minnesota in his Toronto debut.
Analysis: Price has given up one or no runs in four of his last six starts. He has a 2.05 ERA over that span.
|8/4/2015||Joe Panik, SF, 2B|
|The Giants placed Panik on the 15-day disabled list before Monday's game.
Analysis: Panik will return Tuesday to San Francisco for an MRI on his lower back. Panik is hitting .309 with an .816 OPS so this is a major blow for fantasy owners.
|8/3/2015||Carter Capps, Mia, P|
|Capps was put on the 15-day disabled list after exiting Sunday's game in the eighth.
Analysis: Capps has a right elbow strain. He received an MRI, which showed no structural damage. Capps is 1-0 with a 1.16 ERA in 30 appearances this season.
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