MLB Player News

  • Chris Johnson 1B | MIA

    Marlins' Chris Johnson: Remains out of lineup Thursday

    Johnson (foot) remains out of the lineup for Thursday's matchup with St. Louis, Joe Frisaro of reports.

    Johnson will miss his fifth straight start as he continues to nurse a sore foot due to a foul ball he hit off himself in Saturday's game. Derek Dietrich is starting at first base and batting seventh in place of him. Johnson figures to return to the lineup at some point during Miami's four-game series with St. Louis, but now that Dee Gordon is back, Dietrich could start squeezing Johnson for playing time at first.

  • Mark Reynolds 1B | COL

    Rockies' Mark Reynolds: Out of Thursday's lineup

    Reynolds is out of the lineup Thursday against the Mets, ROOT Sports' Jenny Cavnar reports.

    His owners have no doubt been waiting for that batting average to drop toward his career norms, and indeed he is hitting .189 in the second half, so a regression appears to be in full swing. Daniel Descalso will get the start at first base and hit seventh Thursday.

  • Braves' Freddie Freeman: Unleashes five-category attack on Twins

    Freeman unloaded against the Twins on Wednesday, going 4-for-4 with a double, a homer, a walk, a steal and five RBI.

    He did much of the grunt work of building the Braves a 7-0 lead -- which they nearly squandered before winning 9-7 -- with a pair of RBI singles and a two-run homer in the first four innings. Thanks to the steal, Freeman contributed to every one of the five standard fantasy categories in this one, He skidded through the first half-plus of July, but it seems like Freeman revived his bat during last weekend's series in Colorado.

  • Sean Rodriguez 1B | PIT

    Pirates' Sean Rodriguez: Starting in right field Wendesday

    Rodriguez is starting in right field and hitting seventh for the Pirates on Wednesday.

    Rodriguez, who is hitting .286/.412/.554 with three home runs in 56 at-bats against left-handed pitching this season, will face off against Mariners starter James Paxton on Wednesday. Rodriguez will start in place of Gregory Polanco.

  • John Jaso 1B | PIT

    Pirates' John Jaso: Out of lineup Wednesday

    Jaso is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday for the Pirates.

    After a really good April and May, Jaso has struggled the last two months for the Pirates. In July, Jaso is hitting .222/.276/.278 with just three extra-base hits in 54 at-bats. Jaso will give way to David Freese at first base when the Pirates host the Mariners on Wednesday. If Jaso continues to struggle at the plate, don't be surprised if he starts to see his playing time diminish.

  • Brandon Belt 1B | SF

    Giants' Brandon Belt: Reaches base four times Tuesday

    Belt went 1-for-2 with three walks and a run scored in Tuesday's 9-7 win over Cincinnati.

    Belt has responded well to being moved down to sixth in the order, homering Monday and reaching base four times Tuesday. He appears to be breaking out of the eight-game slump in which he went 2-for-33. He will likely stick in the six-hole so long as the Giants continue to put up runs like they have over their last two contests.

  • Chris Johnson 1B | MIA

    Marlins' Chris Johnson: Remains sidelined

    Johnson (foot) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies, according to's Joe Frisaro.

    Johnson nearly played Tuesday for the first time since Saturday, but he was scratched after being in the initial lineup, and remains sidelined Wednesday. Don Kelly will get the start at first base for the Marlins.

  • Joey Votto 1B | CIN

    Reds' Joey Votto: Smacks 18th homer Tuesday

    Votto went 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk, two runs and two RBI in San Francisco on Tuesday.

    Votto has quietly amassed an 11-game hitting streak, which has also featured 15 runs scored and 10 more driven in. The veteran first baseman's four homers in that span have also raised his season mark to 18, putting him on pace to match last year's total of 29. Talks of the 32-year-old's impending decline have been largely overblown.

  • Matt Adams 1B | STL

    Cardinals' Matt Adams: Not in lineup for Game 2 of doubleheader

    Adams is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets.

    Jedd Gyorko will take over at first base against Bartolo Colon in the nightcap. Adams homered in back-to-back games last weekend, including a walkoff shot in the 16th inning Friday, but the highlights have been few and far between for Adams over the past two months. He could lose out on playing time when Brandon Moss (ankle) returns from the DL.

  • Chris Johnson 1B | MIA

    Marlins' Chris Johnson: Scratched from Tuesday's lineup

    Johnson was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a left foot injury, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.

    Johnson fouled a ball off his foot Saturday and hasn't played since. Miguel Rojas is now slated to play first base Tuesday with Derek Dietrich at second base, batting fifth. Justin Bour (ankle) is making progress toward a rehab assignment, and once he returns, Johnson will presumably go back to playing exclusively against lefties.