MLB Player News

  • Rob Refsnyder 1B | NYY

    Yankees' Rob Refsnyder: Out of lineup Tuesday

    Refsnyder is out of the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with Houston, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports.

    Refsnyder saw a spot start in place of Brett Gardner on Tuesday but will head back to the bench for Game-2 of the series. Refsnyder collected six hits in 22 at-bats (.273) during a six-game stretch entering the All-Star break but since then he's cooled off, managing just a single hit in his last 14 at-bats.

  • Astros' Marwin Gonzalez: Back in lineup Tuesday

    Gonzalez (ankle) will rejoin the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees.

    Gonzalez's sprained ankle appears to be minor in nature, as it cost him just Monday's action. He'll slot back into his second spot in the order, playing first base once again while pushing Luis Valbuena over to third.

  • Ryan Zimmerman 1B | WAS

    Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman: Returns to lineup following DL stint

    Zimmerman is back in the starting lineup Tuesday against Cleveland, Dan Kolko of MASN reports.

    Zimmerman is making his first start since returning from a rib cage injury that sidelined him since July 7. The 31-year-old will regain his normal position at first base and bat seventh against Danny Salazar and the Indians. Zimmerman will look to rebound in the second half so long as he stays healthy as he's posted career-lows in BA (.221), OBP (.284), and SLG (.402) this season.

  • Tommy Joseph 1B | PHI

    Phillies' Tommy Joseph: Not in lineup Tuesday

    Joseph is not in the starting lineup for the Phillies on Tuesday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly reports.

    Over his last 10 games, Joseph is hitting .394 with three home runs and five RBI in the cleanup spot for the Phillies. Ryan Howard will start at first base and hit fourth on Tuesday.

  • Adam Lind 1B | SEA

    Mariners' Adam Lind: Out of Tuesday's lineup

    Lind is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pirates, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

    With the left-handed Francisco Liriano taking the mound for Pittsburgh, Lind will be replaced at first base by Dae-Ho Lee. Lind will likely return to the lineup Wednesday, as Gerrit Cole is scheduled to start for the Pirates.

  • Ryan Zimmerman 1B | WAS

    Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman: Activated from disabled list

    Zimmerman has been activated from the DL on Tuesday, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

    Zimmerman should regain his starting spot at first base for the Nationals upon his return. During his last rehab appearance on Saturday, Zimmerman homered and collected three RBI for High-A Potomac. Before going on the disabled list, Zimmerman struggled in 74 games with the Nationals, hitting just .221/.284/.402.

  • Mark Teixeira 1B | NYY

    Yankees' Mark Teixeira: Blasts solo homer Sunday

    Teixeira went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Giants.

    The blast was his ninth of the season, but his fourth of the month; the first baseman is beginning to show signs of regaining his power stroke. Teixeira is still hitting a dismal .188, though, so he'll need a stronger power resurgence to make up for his lack of production in batting average.

  • Hanley Ramirez 1B | BOS

    Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez: Another long ball Sunday

    Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and two runs scored in Sunday's 8-7 win over the Twins.

    Ramirez has apparently found his power stroke this past week. He hit just eight homers in his first 85 games, but Sunday's blast was his fifth in the last five games.

  • Astros' Marwin Gonzalez: Remains out Monday

    Gonzalez (ankle) remains out of the lineup Monday against the Yankees.

    Gonzalez has been bothered by a balky ankle of late, and he'll sit out Monday after departing Sunday's game with discomfort. The Astros will go with utility man Alex Bregman at third base Monday, while Luis Valbuena takes over at first.

  • Chris Carter 1B | MIL

    Brewers' Chris Carter: Out of Monday's lineup

    Carter is not in the lineup for Monday's series opener against the Diamondbacks.

    Carter will get his first rest since July 4 after collecting just one hit in 16 at-bats over the last four games. Jonathan Lucroy will move out from behind the plate to man first, while Martin Maldanado will catch Chase Anderson and bat eighth for the Brewers.