MLB Player News

  • Brewers' Will Middlebrooks: Placed on disabled list Monday

    Middlebrooks, who left Sunday's game with a lower right leg strain, has been placed on the 15-day DL by the Brewers.

    Middlebrooks, who hit well in his time at Triple-A Colorado Springs, has struggled in his limited work with the Brewers this season. It's unclear how much time the 27-year-old third baseman will miss, but he will have to play well and prove he's fully healthy in his rehab appearances to steal time away from Hernan Perez, who has been playing really well at the hot corner for Milwaukee.

  • Maikel Franco 3B | PHI

    Phillies' Maikel Franco: Enters Sunday's game in fifth inning

    Franco (wrist) entered Sunday's game in the fifth inning after Andres Blanco broke his finger.

    Franco was out of the starting lineup Saturday and Sunday because of a sore wrist. He finished out Sunday's game at third base and went 1-for-2 at the plate. It looks like he should be able to return to the starting lineup Monday.

  • Martin Prado 3B | MIA

    Marlins' Martin Prado: Reaches base four times Sunday

    Prado went 3-for-3 with a walk in Sunday's 3-0 loss to the Mets.

    The Marlins only managed five hits total on the day, so Prado was essentially alone on the basepaths. The third baseman continues to enjoy an excellent season and is now slashing .322/.373/.415.

  • Tigers' Nick Castellanos: Cranks out 18th bomb of year Sunday

    Castellanos went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday at the White Sox.

    Castellanos' 18th bomb of 2016 brought the Tigers within two runs in the ninth inning of a losing effort. This was his first extra-base hit in his last seven contests, and he's now slashing .297/.336/.525 on the year.

  • Matt Carpenter 3B | STL

    Cardinals' Matt Carpenter: Nearing rehab assingment

    Manager Mike Matheny suggested Sunday that Carpenter (oblique) could head out on a rehab assignment within the next few days, Jennifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

    Carpenter has missed approximately three weeks because of the issue at this point, so he may require more than a couple games before returning to the big league squad. An early August return seems plausible if he indeed begins his rehab assignment in the near future, but a return date should firm up as it draws closer.

  • Danny Worth 3B | HOU

    Astros' Danny Worth: Designated for assignment

    Worth was designated for assignment by the Astros on Sunday.

    Since joining the Astros, the 30-year-old has posted just a .442 OPS over the course of 15 games (38 at-bats). The move came following Sunday's contest, when Marwin Gonzalez left with an ankle sprain. While there may be no correlation, Houston will look to improve their offensive production, adding Alex Bregman, one of the team's top prospects, potentially as an everyday utility man.

  • Luis Valbuena 3B | HOU

    Astros' Luis Valbuena: Rips 13th homer of campaign Sunday

    Valbuena went 1-for-5 with a solo homer Sunday against the Angels.

    Valbuena rocked his 13th bomb of the year to give the Astros a four-run lead in the first inning of a home victory. This was his first homer in his last 11 contests, and he's slashing .253/.350/.455 on the season.

  • Brewers' Will Middlebrooks: Suffers lower leg strain

    Updating a previous report, Middlebrooks left Sunday's game early due to a lower right leg strain.

    It doesn't sound like the ailment is overly serious, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Middlebrooks rested Monday against Arizona. If he does end up being unavailable, Hernan Perez and Jake Elmore are both candidates to get the start at third base.

  • Brewers' Will Middlebrooks: Exits with leg injury

    Middlebrooks left Sunday's game in the fourth inning with an apparent leg injury, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

    Middlebrooks popped out to second base on the play and injured himself somewhere along the way. He needed to be helped off the field by teammates and appeared unable to put much weight on the leg. According to the live broadcast, the injury appears to be something related to his calf, which may indicate a cramp due to the high level of humidity in Milwaukee on Sunday. Consider him day-to-day in advance of Monday's series opener against the Diamondbacks.

  • Adonis Garcia 3B | ATL

    Braves' Adonis Garcia: Not in Sunday's lineup

    Garcia is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockies.

    Garcia has had just one day off since June 23 but will take a seat Sunday against Tyler Chatwood and the Rockies. Chase d'Arnaud will get the starting nod at third base in Garcia's stead.