MLB Player News

  • Jorge Soler RF | KC

    Royals' Jorge Soler: Not coming off DL

    Soler (oblique) will not be activated from the disabled list Friday and will continue a rehab assignment through May 10, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

    Royals GM Dayton Moore said the 25-year-old will spend some extra time with Triple-A Omaha "to get some at-bats and get caught up." Soler began a minor-league rehab assignment last Friday, 26 days after sustaining a Grade 1 oblique strain during the final week of spring training. Moore also noted that the club would like to see him get log more innings playing the field, pointing out that he missed valuable time late in camp due to the ailment. Jorge Bonifacio will continue filling in until Soler is ready to return.

  • Steve Selsky RF | BOS

    Red Sox's Steve Selsky: Optioned to Triple-A

    Selsky was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

    With Chase d'Arnaud being claimed Thursday, the Red Sox had to make a 25-man roster move to clear a spot. Selsky had appeared in just three games since April 16 and hadn't made a start since April 9 even with Boston's rash of infield injuries. He'll head down to Pawtucket, where he figures to see much more regular playing time.

  • Brock Holt LF | BOS

    Red Sox's Brock Holt: Starting rehab assignment Friday

    Holt (vertigo) is set to begin his rehab assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

    His vertigo has kept him on the shelf since April 21, but Holt is ready to get back into game action. The Red Sox organization will start him out slow, playing him at DH to start his rehab assignment before deploying him in the field. Once Holt logs some innings in the field, the Red Sox figure to activate him shortly thereafter. His return will help a Boston infield that has been ravaged by injury early in the season.

  • Tyler Collins CF | DET

    Tigers' Tyler Collins: Reaches base four times against Mariners

    Collins went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a walk and a run during Thursday's loss to Seattle.

    The 26-year-old outfielder has had a fleeting opportunity to hit second in the lineup, and he's taken advantage of it the past two games with a 6-for-8 run at the dish. Collins has never shown target-worthy potential at any stop in his professional career, so once Detroit returns to health, and he's bumped down the batting order, his fantasy value will take a hit.

  • Jim Adduci CF | DET

    Tigers' Jim Adduci: Exits with tight calf

    Adduci exited Thrusday's contest early after experiencing tightness in his calf, Jason Beck of reports.

    Adduci went 0-for-3 with a strikeout before exiting with the injury. It's unclear how serious the injury is at this point, so consider him day-to-day until the Tigers release more information on his status.

  • Jose Bautista RF | TOR

    Blue Jays' Jose Bautista: Sits out game two

    Bautista is not in the lineup for the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.

    After going 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in the first game, Bautista will get a breather as Ezequiel Carrera takes over for him in right field. Bautista should be back in the lineup for Friday's home game against the Rays.

  • Cameron Maybin LF | LAA

    Angels' Cameron Maybin: Takes seat Thursday

    Maybin is not in the lineup Thursday against the Athletics.

    Despite coming off a three-hit effort Wednesday, Maybin will head to the bench as Ben Revere takes over in left field against righty Kendall Graveman. Maybin should continue to see the bulk of starts in left field, though he'll likely surrender a few starts to Revere each week.

  • Brock Holt LF | BOS

    Red Sox's Brock Holt: Cleared for rehab assignment

    Holt (vertigo) is scheduled to begin his minor-league rehab assignment Friday or Saturday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

    With Holt's vertigo symptoms starting to clear, the 28-year-old was seen taking grounders during Thursday's pregame. If all goes well during his rehab assignment, Holt should be ready to rejoin the Red Sox shortly, though he still remains without a timetable for return. He'll provide some much needed depth around the Red Sox's infield upon his activation.

  • Matt Olson RF | OAK

    Athletics' Matt Olson: Sent back to minors

    Olson was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Thursday.

    Olson made just one appearance with the Athletics before being sent back to Nashville, going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts while playing the entire game in left field. He's now just a combined 2-for-25 in his two major-league stints. He'll head back to Triple-A for some more seasoning, though he could earn another promotion should an opportunity in the majors arise.

  • Brett Gardner LF | NYY

    Yankees' Brett Gardner: Takes seat Thursday

    Gardner is not in the lineup Thursday against the Red Sox, Erik Boland of Newsday Sports reports.

    Gardner will take a seat as the Red Sox send southpaw Chris Sale to the mound. Aaron Hicks will take over in left field, but Gardner should return to the lineup for the weekend series against the Orioles. The 33-year-old is getting on base at a solid clip despite his slow start to the season, slashing .186/.324/.237 through 16 games (59 at-bats).