MLB Player News

  • Royals DH Kendrys Morales ready to roll Sunday

    Kansas City Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales (quad) is set to play Sunday against Minnesota.

    Morales left Thursday's game with the quad issue, but he was available to pinch hit Friday. He'll bat cleanup for the Royals in his return to the lineup for the last game of the regular season.

  • Tigers DH Victor Martinez (quad) loses fifth straight game

    An injury-plagued, disappointing season for Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez will end with him losing the last five games to a quad injury.

    It remains to be seen if the aging Martinez can bounce back in 2016 or if his knees won't allow him to regain his past hitting prowess.

  • Ryan Raburn DH | CLE

    Indians' Ryan Raburn blasts off with eighth homer in win over Red Sox

    Cleveland Indians utility man Ryan Raburn went for 1 for 2 with a solo homer in Saturday's 2-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox .

    It was business as usual for Raburn against left-handed pitching, with all eight of his homers this season coming off southpaws. Although he has only tallied 173 at-bats in 2015--primarily against the left-handers that he typically punishes--Raburn has posted an impressive .301 average that is 43 points higher than his career .258 mark.

  • David Ortiz DH | BOS

    Red Sox DH David Ortiz remains sidelined Saturday vs. Indians

    Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is not in the lineup for Saturday's contest against the Cleveland Indians , Sean McAdam of Comcast Sports Net reports.

    The 39-year-old had been kept out of the lineup Thursday with some general soreness, so it's not a surprise to see him out of the lineup Saturday as well. Brock Holt will get the start at DH instead and hit sixth in the batting order

  • Tigers 1B Victor Martinez (quad) not in Saturday's lineup

    Detroit Tigers first baseman Victor Martinez (quad) is not in the lineup Saturday.

    The 36-year-old hasn't been able to play since Wednesday as he has struggled to shake off a sore left quad. J.D. Martinez will get the start at DH, with Steven Moya filling in at right field and with just one game remaining in the season, it's fair to question if we've seen the last of Martinez in 2015.

  • David Ortiz DH | BOS

    Red Sox DH David Ortiz hits 37th homer of the season

    Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was 1 for 3 with a two-run home run in a losing effort against Cleveland on Friday night.

    He sat out Thursday's contest suffering from general soreness, and there was some talk that he might be shut down for the season, but he was back in his normal clean-up spot and serving as the designated hitter. He swatted his 37th home run in the fourth inning, and was later removed for a pinch hitter when the game was out of reach. His status for the weekend is unclear, so those with daily changes will want to monitor Boston's lineup on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Royals 1B Kendrys Morales leaves game with quad injury

    Kansas City Royals first baseman Kendrys Morales exited Thursday's game against the Chicago White Sox with a left quad injury, Jeffrey Flanagan of reports.

    Morales will join both Lorenzo Cain and Alex Rios as Royals players who are now day-to-day with injuries that have arisen in the past couple days. Fortunately, none of the injuries appear overly serious, so it's quite possible they'll be available for the Royals' postseason run.

  • David Ortiz DH | BOS

    Red Sox DH David Ortiz could miss rest of season with soreness

    Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is reportedly dealing with some "general soreness" and could miss the remainder of the regular season, Ian Browne of reports.

    Given Ortiz's age (40), it's not a huge surprise that his body has undergone some wear and tear. He will skip his third game in the past six, and it sounds as though he may have played his last contest of the 2015 campaign.

  • Alex Rodriguez DH | NYY

    Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez homers Wednesday

    New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez went 2 for 4 with a homer, two walks and two runs against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday.

    It was the first 'A-bomb for A-Rod' in more than two weeks, dating back to Sept. 15, and the slumping Rodriguez had picked up only five hits in between long balls.

    Still, fantasy owners who bought in this spring have been richly rewarded to the tune of 33 homers on the year, and even though he's hitting only .217 since the All-Star break, the power has still largely been there outside of his horrendous month of August. He's definitely the leading 40-year-old in baseball.

  • Royals' Kendrys Morales returns to lineup Tuesday

    Kansas City Royals slugger Kendrys Morales (ankle) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox , Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

    Although Morales was forced to sit Monday for a second straight game as a result of a bruised ankle, he was able to pinch hit and has now received clearance to return to the starting lineup. Morales has put together his finest month of the season in September, batting .326/.384/.618 with six homers, which is good to see after he finished slowly last year (.183/.276/.355 in September).