MLB Player News

  • Todd Frazier 3B | CHW

    White Sox's Todd Frazier: Remains out of lineup Saturday

    Frazier (illness) is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Twins.

    The heavy-hitting third baseman will sit out for the second straight day as he continues to battle flu-like symptoms. In his absence, manager Robin Ventura will plug Tyler Saladino in at the hot corner for Saturday's tilt against lefty Tommy Milone. Frazier's next chance to return to the lineup will come Sunday, but it's unclear whether his symptoms will have cleared up enough for him to take the field by that time.

  • Todd Frazier 3B | CHW

    White Sox's Todd Frazier: Remains out with illness

    Frazier (illness) remains out of the lineup for Saturday's game against Minnesota, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Frazier was a late scratch from Friday's game with flu-like symptoms and looks to need another game off to bring himself to full strength. He'll be replaced in the lineup by Tyler Saladino who's starting at third and batting second. Frazier will look to get the ball rolling when he returns to action in the coming days as he's batted just .208 in 14 games since the All-Star break.

  • Chase Headley 3B | NYY

    Yankees' Chase Headley: Has multi-hit effort in Friday loss

    Headley went 2-for-4 in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Rays.

    The veteran infielder provided the only multi-hit effort of the night for the Yankees against Jake Odorizzi and company. Headley doesn't get many RBI opportunities hitting near the bottom of the order, but has been solid overall in July. He's hit safely in five of his last seven games and has slashed .264/.316/.458 over 72 at-bats in the current month.

  • Manny Machado 3B | BAL

    Orioles' Manny Machado: Smacks 22nd homer of season Friday

    Machado went 1-for-2 with a solo homer, two walks and three runs in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Blue Jays.

    The young slugger represented a significant portion of the Orioles' offense on the night and was a constant thorn in the side of Blue Jays pitching. Machado's 388-foot blast to right center in the eighth brought Baltimore within one, but Roberto Osuna was able to slam the door on them in the ninth. It was the second round-tripper in the last three games for Machado, who's also hit safely in eight of his last nine contests.

  • Todd Frazier 3B | CHW

    White Sox's Todd Frazier: Uncertain for Saturday

    It is uncertain if Frazier, a late scratch Friday due to an illness, will be able to start Saturday's game, according to CSN's Dan Hayes.

    Frazier was available off the bench for Friday's game despite being scratched from the starting lineup due to flu-like symptoms, but he was visibly ill when spotted after the contest, and it's possible his illness could cost him further action. His status for Saturday's game will likely be determined based on how he feels when the White Sox submit their lineup sometime prior to first pitch.

  • Todd Frazier 3B | CHW

    White Sox's Todd Frazier: Late scratch with flu Friday

    Frazier was scratched from Friday's lineup at the last minute as he is dealing with the flu, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    The White Sox made this switch literally minutes prior to game-time. He was replaced by Tyler Saladino at third base. While the severity of his illness is unknown, consider him day-to-day going forward.

  • Todd Frazier 3B | CHW

    White Sox's Todd Frazier: Late scratch Friday

    Frazier has been scratched from Friday's matchup with the Twins for an undisclosed reason, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports.

    Frazier was originally slotted to man third base and bat sixth for the White Sox, but he has been scratched at the last minute. Tyler Saladino will slide over from second base to fill in for him, while Carlos Sanchez replaces Saladino. Expect an update on Frazier's status when more information becomes available.

  • Trevor Plouffe 3B | MIN

    Twins' Trevor Plouffe: Will begin rehab assignment Monday

    Plouffe (ribs) is set to begin his rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester on Monday after going through a good batting practice Thursday, Rhett Bollinger of reports.

    Plouffe has been out since early July as he's been recovering from a cracked rib. He seems to be progressing nicely, and after competing in a few rehab games with Rochester, Plouffe could be ready to rejoin the big league club by next weekend.

  • Luis Valbuena 3B | HOU

    Astros' Luis Valbuena: Lands on disabled list Friday

    Valbuena (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, Brian McTaggart of reports.

    There was optimism earlier in the week that Valbuena would be able to avoid a stint on the DL, but after getting the last few days off, he's still not quite ready to get back on the field. The Astros recalled Tyler White from Triple-A Fresno in a corresponding move Friday to help with depth corner infield depth, but Alex Bregman looks to be the prime candidate to see most of the playing time at the hot corner in Valbuena's absence. Valbuena's placement on the DL is retroactive to July 27, so he'll be eligible to return in mid-August.

  • Rangers' Jurickson Profar: Not in lineup Thursday

    Profar is out of the lineup for Thursday's contest with Kansas City.

    Joey Gallo will be inserted in the DH spot as Profar gets a game off following seven consecutive starts. Profar collected only one hit in his first 18 at-bats (.056) of the second half but has since turned it on, going 6-for-17 (.353) in his last four games.