MLB Player News

  • Jose Altuve 2B | HOU

    Houston Astros' Jose Altuve Jose Altuve: Three hits paces Astros in Game 1 ALDS win

    Jose Altuve led Houston with three hits Thursday during their Game 1 ALDS win over Kansas City. He scored and drove in a run, but was caught stealing in the contest.

    Altuve hit .313/.353/.459 with 15 home runs, 66 RBI and 38 steals during the regular season, which earned him All-Star honors for the third time in his young career. However, the multi-hit machine is 1-for-6 lifetime against Friday's starter Johnny Cueto .

  • Hanser Alberto 2B | TEX

    Texas Rangers' Hanser Alberto Gets the start Friday

    Hanser Alberto is in the lineup for the Texas Rangers ' ALDS matchup with the Blue Jays on Friday, Rangers VP of Comm. John Blake reports.

    Alberto replaced an injured Adrian Beltre (back) at third base during Thursday's game, and he will do the same in Friday's lineup with Beltre unable to play a full nine innings. Alberto will hit ninth against Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman.

  • Stephen Drew 2B | NYY

    Yankees 2B Stephen Drew held out of lineup for Wild Card game

    New York Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew (concussion) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's Wild Card game.

    Drew remains sidelined with his concussion symptoms, and it remains to be seen if he will be able to play if the Yankees advance beyond Tuesday. Rob Refsnyder will draw the start at second base Tuesday night.

  • Brian Dozier 2B | MIN

    Twins 2B Brian Dozier headed for MRI on hip

    Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier will have a MRI completed on his hip, the Star Tribune reports.

    This is a surprising development considering Minnesota never hinted at a possible Dozier injury. No offseason surgeries have been scheduled for any Twins' players, according to's Rhett Bollinger, meaning the MRI is probably just a precautionary measure.

    While more information should be available in the coming weeks, it's likely the slugging second baseman should be ready to go for spring training in 2016.

  • Jose Altuve 2B | HOU

    Dee Gordon 2B | MIA

    Astros 2B Jose Altuve reaches 200 hits with big game Sunday

    Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 3 for 5 in a Sunday loss to Arizona to finish the regular season with 200 hits.

    Altuve reached the milestone for the second straight year, but finished second in the category overall behind Dee Gordon (205 hits). The three-time All-Star will now get his first taste of the postseason after slashing .313/.353/.459 with 15 home runs and 66 RBI - both career-highs - in 638 at-bats. He also led the American League with 38 stolen bases despite finishing with 18 fewer steals than he did a year ago.

  • Hand issue has Orioles 2B Jonathan Schoop out Sunday

    Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop (hand) remains out of the lineup for the season finale Sunday against the New York Yankees .

    While Schoop will sit, a second x-ray returned clean, indicating he doesn't have a broken hand. He'll be available off the bench and shouldn't experience any delays in his offseason training as a result of the injury.

  • Rays 2B Logan Forsythe misses fifth straight to close out season

    Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays.

    Forsythe missed the final five games with a foot contusion, but he still turned in what was far and away his most successful season in the big leagues. In addition to showcasing plenty of defensive versatility, Forsythe was an asset offensively, slashing .281/.359/.444 while hitting 17 homers and driving in 68 runs.

    The Rays should again carve out an everyday role for Forsythe in 2016.

  • Yankees 2B Rob Refsnyder collects three hits Saturday

    New York Yankees second baseman Robert Refsnyder went 3 for 8 over both games of Saturday's doubleheader.

    Refsnyder has started receiving regular playing time at the keystone, starting each of the past four games and five of the previous six. The 24-year-old has taken advantage, raising his average to .302, and figures to get the chance to start against lefties for as far as the Yankees advance in the postseason.

  • Leury Garcia 2B | CHW

    Leury Garcia delivers walk-off hit in White Sox win over Tigers

    Leury Garcia came off the Chicago White Sox bench to hit a walk-off RBI single in Saturday's 4-3 over the Detroit Tigers .

    Originally inserted into the game as a pinch-runner for Melky Cabrera , Garcia wound up receiving a crucial turn at bat - hitting a game-ending single against Neftali Feliz . The walk-off hit is a nice coup for Garcia, who has otherwise played sparingly since being recalled from Triple-A Charlotte.

  • Dustin Pedroia 2B | BOS

    Red Sox remove 2B Dustin Pedroia from lineup due to wet conditions

    Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was a last-minute scratch Saturday, the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports.

    With the ground wet the Red Sox want to play it safe with the veteran second baseman. Josh Rutledge will start at second base and hit second.