MLB Player News

  • Miguel Cabrera 1B | DET

    Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Belts go-ahead homer in ninth versus Red Sox

    Cabrera went 3-for-4 with the go-ahead home run in the ninth during a 4-3 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday.

    His ninth-inning homer gave Detroit a key victory over Boston. The Tigers now trail the Red Sox by 2.5 games in the Wild Card race. Cabrera went 5-for-10 (.500) with two homers, three RBI and three runs in the series at Fenway. He is slashing .301/.382/.522 with 21 home runs, 60 RBI and 55 runs in 379 at-bats this season.

  • Ji-Man Choi 1B | LAA

    Angels' Ji-Man Choi: Out of Wednesday's lineup

    Choi is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Royals, the Los Angeles Times' Pedro Moura reports.

    He has been playing pretty regularly with C.J. Cron (hand) sidelined, but will make way for Jefry Marte at first base Wednesday. Choi's .175 average can be largely attributed to a .188 BABIP, but he has not provided the power (two home runs in 72 plate appearances) to make it worth being patient with him in most formats.

  • Jose Abreu 1B | CHW

    White Sox's Jose Abreu: Still without home run in July

    Abreu's last home run came on June 23, but he's still hitting .329 in July.

    Abreu has improved his batting average every month this season but his home run and RBI totals continue to lag in comparison to his past two years. Regardless, the third-year player will continue to earn playing time as the starting first baseman as he still ranks second among White Sox players in RBI and is hitting .026 points higher than the team's cumulative batting average.

  • Steve Pearce 1B | TB

    Rays' Steve Pearce: Out of Wednesday's lineup

    Pearce is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

    With Logan Morrison (forearm) returning to the lineup and the game taking place in a National League park (no DH), Pearce was left out of Wednesday's lineup. He will be back in the mix this weekend when the Rays host the Yankees, although he could also be on the move at the trade deadline, as his .389/.484/.741 slash line against lefties ought to intrigue some contending teams.

  • Rays' Logan Morrison: Returns to lineup Wednesday

    Morrison is starting at first base and hitting sixth Wednesday against the Dodgers, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

    He was expected to return Wednesday, and that has come to fruition. Morrison made a pinch-hit appearance Tuesday after missing six games with forearm tendinitis. A former top prospect in the Marlins' system back in 2010, Morrison appears to be on the verge of washing out of MLB, as he has performed below replacement level (-0.1 fWAR) for the second year in a row.

  • Eric Hosmer 1B | KC

    Royals' Eric Hosmer: Hosmer continues to struggle

    Hosmer went 0-for-4 against the Angels on Tuesday night, lowering his slash line to .223/.277/.298 over the last 30 days.

    Hosmer has been in a complete funk since the All-Star Game, hitting .195 with just one extra-base hit during that span. No injury is being reported at this time, and it appears to be a simple slump for the Kansas City first baseman.

  • Chris Davis 1B | BAL

    Orioles' Chris Davis: Slump reaches new heights

    Davis went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts Tuesday, extending his hitting slump to 0-for-24 since July 16.

    Davis has 11 strikeouts over the same stretch. He was slowed last week by the flu and that might have come into play when he returned in time for the weekend. While Davis has had a hard time with contact this season, he is walking 13.5 percent of the time, the highest of his career.

  • Miguel Cabrera 1B | DET

    Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Homers, walks against Red Sox

    Cabrera homered, walk, knocked in two runs and scored twice in a 2-for-4 game in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox.

    Cabrera is on a roll, with four multi-hit games in his last seven, now including two homers, two doubles and six walks in that span. The home run was his 20th, giving him 12 seasons with at least 20 homers in his illustrious career. Still, his power output hasn't quite been up to his career standards -- his .512 slugging percentage would be his worst since his first full season back in 2004 with the Marlins at age 21.

  • Astros' Marwin Gonzalez: Cranks out ninth homer of season Tuesday

    Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI Tuesday against the Yankees.

    Gonzalez's ninth blast of the season gave the Astros a 1-0 lead in the first inning of the game they'd go on to lose. He's now hit safely in nine straight games, and he's slashing .257/.296/.428 on the year.

  • Rays' Logan Morrison: Should return to lineup Wednesday

    Morrison (forearm) is expected to return to the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Morrison has been suffering from a right forearm tendinitis injury that has caused him to miss the past seven games. He is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game, but said that he could be available to pinch hit. The forearm/wrist injury wasn't severe enough to put Morrison on the disabled list, and the 28-year-old should be good to go for Wednesday's contest.