MLB Recent Player News
|9/27/2016||Masahiro Tanaka, NYY, P|
|Tanaka (forearm) was cleared to play catch by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad and made 25 throws from 60 feet Tuesday.
Analysis: Tanaka hopes to start this weekend against Baltimore.
|9/27/2016||Dee Gordon, Mia, 2B|
|Gordon singled, stole another base and scored a run Tuesday night.
Analysis: Gordon is 7 for 12 in his last three games while recording five steals. He's within two of his fourth 30-steal season despite having played just 76 games.
|9/27/2016||Miguel Cabrera, Det, 1B|
|Cabrera went 3 for 3 and drove in five runs with a homer and double Tuesday in a 12-0 rout of Cleveland.
Analysis: Cabrera, who reached 100 RBIs for the 12th time, is 14 for 37 (.378) with two homers and 11 RBIs in his last 10 games. Eight of his 12 100-RBI seasons in his 14-year career have come with the Tigers, tying him with Harry Heilmann for most in franchise history.
|9/27/2016||Luis Cessa, NYY, P|
|Cessa's winless stretch reached six starts Tuesday despite allowing two runs over six innings before the Yankees beat the Red Sox.
Analysis: The rookie right-hander has done a nice job since moving into the rotation on Aug. 20, going 2-3 with a 3.72 ERA in eight outings.
|9/27/2016||David Price, Bos, P|
|Price was hit hard again by the Yankees on Tuesday as his nine-start unbeaten streak came to an end. He allowed six runs and gave up three homers for just the fifth time in his career as New York reached him for 12 hits over 6 1/3 innings to hand the left-hander a 6-4 loss. Price has allowed 12 or more hits five times in his career.
Analysis: Price also allowed five runs to the Yankees in a no-decision on Sept. 17. He entered Tuesday with an 8-0 record and 2.86 ERA in his previous nine outings.
|9/27/2016||Jay Bruce, NYM, RF|
|Bruce went 2 for 5 with a two-run homer Tuesday night.
Analysis: Bruce, whose 31 homers are three shy of a career high, has gone deep twice in the last four games while going 6 for 14 overall. That follows a 13-game, 3-for-39 slump during which he failed to homer.
|9/27/2016||Justin Verlander, Det, P|
|Verlander took advantage of the Indians' reserves Tuesday, striking out 12 over 7 2/3 innings in a 12-0 win.
Analysis: Verlander is 4-1 with a 2.03 ERA in his last eight starts. He's fanned 70 over 53 1/3 innings during that span.
|9/27/2016||Tyler Austin, NYY, RF|
|Austin had his first career three-hit game Tuesday, including a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning as the Yankees beat the Red Sox.
Analysis: The rookie was 1 for 18 with 13 strikeouts in his previous nine games.
|9/27/2016||Curtis Granderson, NYM, RF|
|Granderson reached base four times, including a double, while driving in three runs and scoring a pair in Tuesday's rout of the Marlins.
Analysis: Granderson, moved to the cleanup spot earlier this month, has a .444 OBP in his last 10 games with 10 RBIs and 12 runs.
|9/27/2016||Didi Gregorius, NYY, SS|
|Gregorius hit his 20th homer as part of a three-hit night Tuesday.
Analysis: He entered the season with 22 homers in his first 346 career games.
|9/27/2016||Yoenis Céspedes, NYM, CF|
|Cespedes hit his 31st homer of the season, a two-run shot, and scored a pair of runs Tuesday.
Analysis: Cespedes halted a 14-game home run drought. Seven of his nine homers since the beginning of August have come on the road. The Mets have no home games left in the regular season.
|9/27/2016||Gary Sánchez, NYY, C|
|Sanchez hit a two-run homer Tuesday, his 20th since the Yankees brought him up from the minors on Aug. 3. Playing in his 51st big league game, Sanchez matched Wally Berger in 1930 as the fastest to 20 homers.
Analysis: Sanchez had been scuffling, going 2 for 18 with six strikeouts over his previous five contests.
|9/27/2016||Jacoby Ellsbury, NYY, CF|
|Ellsbury had his second straight two-hit game Tuesday and drove in a run.
Analysis: He was 2 for 30 in seven games before the last two. Ellsbury also had two RBIs on Monday.
|9/27/2016||José Reyes, NYM, SS|
|Reyes had three hits, including a double, and scored twice in Tuesday's win in Miami.
Analysis: Reyes is batting .340 in 11 games against the Marlins this year and has hit safely in 13 straight in Miami while batting .369.
|9/27/2016||Brett Gardner, NYY, LF|
|Gardner singled Tuesday.
Analysis: He's hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games while scoring eight times over that span.
|9/27/2016||Andrew Benintendi, Bos, LF|
|Benintendi went 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored Tuesday.
Analysis: He's 7 for 22 (.318) with a homer, four doubles, four RBIs and five walks in eight games since coming off the DL.
|9/27/2016||Aaron Hill, Bos, 3B|
|Hill had a pinch-hit solo homer Tuesday.
Analysis: In 11 games in September, he's batting .381 (8 for 21).
|9/27/2016||Brock Holt, Bos, LF|
|Holt singled Tuesday.
Analysis: He's 6 for 15 over his last four games.
|9/27/2016||David Ortiz, Bos, DH|
|Ortiz went 0 for 5 with two strikeouts, including one to end the game with two runners on, as the Red Sox lost 6-4 on Tuesday to open his final series at Yankee Stadium.
Analysis: Ortiz entered on a seven-game hitting streak during which he batted .393 with three homers and eight RBIs.
|9/27/2016||Xander Bogaerts, Bos, SS|
|Bogaerts went 3 for 5 with a double Tuesday.
Analysis: He's 7 for 14 with a homer, four doubles and three RBIs in his last four games against the Yankees.
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