MLB Recent Player News
|6/25/2017||Randal Grichuk, StL, LF|
|Grichuk has been recalled from Triple-A Memphis and will bat cleanup for the Cardinals in Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Grichuk had been mashing in the minors and earned the call-up by batting .297 (11 for 37) with five homers during an eight-game hitting streak. He's been far less consistent at the big league level, however, and was demoted to Memphis in late May after hitting .222 with four homers in 46 games.
|6/25/2017||Aaron Hicks, NYY, CF|
|Hicks has been removed from Sunday's game with tightness in his right side and will get an MRI.
Analysis: Hicks was replaced in center field by Mason Williams to begin the fifth inning against Texas. Hicks ran a long way and twisted his body to catch a line drive by Jonathan Lucroy in the fourth inning, although it's not clear if that's when he injured his right oblique. Hicks was 1 for 2 in the game, lifting his average to .290 with a .398 OBP. Hicks has 10 home runs and 37 RBIs, and Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has said he should be an All-Star candidate.
|6/25/2017||Kevin Siegrist, StL, P|
|The Cardinals have placed Siegrist on the 10-day disabled list with a cervical spine strain.
Analysis: It's unclear how much time the reliever will miss, but it seems unlikely he'll be back before the All-Star break. Siegrist has recorded a 4.28 ERA and three holds in 31 appearances this season.
|6/25/2017||Dexter Fowler, StL, CF|
|Fowler has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right heel spur.
Analysis: Fowler missed two games earlier in the week with a quadriceps injury, then apparently sustained this latest ailment in Saturday's return to the lineup. Randal Grichuk was recalled from Triple A in a corresponding move and should get another opportunity with Fowler sidelined.
|6/25/2017||Ben Gamel, Sea, RF|
|Gamel won't play in Sunday's game against Houston due to a sore groin.
Analysis: Gamel had a 15-game hitting streak end when he went 0 for 4 in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Astros. The 25-year-old leads the majors with a .413 average since May 29.
|6/25/2017||Addison Russell, ChC, SS|
|Russell has left Sunday's game at Miami in the fourth inning because of a sore right shoulder.
Analysis: Russell bobbled a first-inning grounder for an error that led to three unearned runs and was 0 for 2 when he left the game.
|6/25/2017||Anibal Sanchez, Det, P|
|Anibal Sanchez allowed two runs - one earned - on two hits in 6.0 innings as the Detroit Tigers lost to the San Diego Padres 7-3 on Saturday. Sanchez struck out four, ending the game with a 6.75 ERA and 1.66 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Sanchez has actually been pretty good in his two starts since rejoining Detroit's rotation, as he held the Mariners to two runs in a five-inning no-decision five days earlier. He's still not a recommended fantasy option, especially with the way the Tigers have struggled lately.
|6/25/2017||Franklin Gutierrez, LAD, RF|
|Gutierrez has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to symptoms of ankylosis spondylitis, an arthritic condition that causes pain and inflammation in the back and pelvic areas.
Analysis: Gutierrez has dealt with this condition throughout his career and it caused him to miss the entire 2014 season while with Seattle. The 34-year-old reserve outfielder could potentially be out for a while.
|6/25/2017||Allen Cordoba, SD, SS|
|Cordoba exited Saturday's game against Detroit after being hit by a pitch in his left hand during the third inning.
Analysis: The Rule 5 pick is day to day. Cordoba had a strong May but has really struggled in June, as he's 5 for 45 (.111) with no RBIs over his last 16 games.
|6/25/2017||Stephen Vogt, Mil, C|
|The Brewers have claimed Vogt off waivers from the A's.
Analysis: An All-Star in each of the previous two seasons, Vogt was designated for assignment by the rebuilding A's on Thursday after having his 2017 average drop to .217. The 32-year-old could be a nice low-risk addition to the Brewers' lineup if he's able to return to his past form.
|6/25/2017||Sam Dyson, SF, P|
|Sam Dyson fell to 1-7, allowing two runs on one hit and one walk in 0.1 innings, as the San Francisco Giants lost to the New York Mets 5-2 on Saturday. Dyson struck out one, ending the game with a 10.13 ERA and 2.34 WHIP on the season.|
|6/25/2017||Jacob deGrom, NYM, P|
|Jacob deGrom improved to 7-3, allowing one run on four hits and one walk in 8.0 innings, as the New York Mets defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Saturday. deGrom struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.71 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: It was also the third straight game deGrom pitched at least eight full innings. H also continued his pattern of dominant daytime pitching (games that start before 5 p.m.). His 1.69 ERA in day games is the lowest among those with 200 daytime innings. His next start is Friday night against the Phillies. He allowed two runs over six innings in his only start of the season against them April 10, and is 4-0 with a 2.49 ERA and 1.01 ERA in eight career starts against them.
|6/25/2017||Johnny Cueto, SF, P|
|Johnny Cueto allowed one run on five hits and three walks in 7.0 innings as the San Francisco Giants lost to the New York Mets 5-2 on Saturday. Cueto struck out three, ending the game with a 4.20 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Cueto, who has yielded three runs over 14 innings in his last two outings, next takes the ball Friday at Pittsburgh. Since losing the Reds' wild-card game at Pittsburgh in 2013, Cueto is 6-0 with a 1.51 ERA and 0.89 WHIP in eight starts versus the Pirates.
|6/25/2017||Kyle Crick, SF, P|
|Kyle Crick allowed two runs on two hits and one walk in 1.0 inning as the San Francisco Giants lost to the New York Mets 5-2 on Saturday. Crick did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 5.40 ERA and 1.20 WHIP on the season.|
|6/25/2017||Steven Okert, SF, P|
|Steven Okert allowed one hit without giving up a run in 0.1 innings as the San Francisco Giants lost to the New York Mets 5-2 on Saturday. Okert struck out one, ending the game with a 7.53 ERA and 1.60 WHIP on the season.|
|6/25/2017||Addison Reed, NYM, P|
|Addison Reed allowed one run on two hits in 1.0 inning as the New York Mets defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Saturday. Reed did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 2.82 ERA and 1.15 WHIP on the season.|
|6/25/2017||Brandon Crawford, SF, SS|
|Brandon Crawford went 1 for 4 with an RBI Saturday as the San Francisco Giants fell to the New York Mets 5-2. He ended the game with a .239 batting average.|
|6/25/2017||Travis d'Arnaud, NYM, C|
|Travis d'Arnaud went 0 for 4 Saturday as the New York Mets topped the San Francisco Giants 5-2. He ended the game with a .218 batting average.|
|6/25/2017||Jay Bruce, NYM, RF|
|Jay Bruce went 1 for 4 with an RBI Saturday as the New York Mets topped the San Francisco Giants 5-2. He ended the game with a .268 batting average.|
|6/25/2017||Michael Conforto, NYM, LF|
|Michael Conforto went 1 for 1 with an RBI Saturday as the New York Mets topped the San Francisco Giants 5-2. Conforto scored once. He ended the game with a .288 batting average.|
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