MLB Player News

  • Austin Meadows CF | PIT

    Pirates' Austin Meadows: Will begin rehab soon

    Meadows (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment in the coming days, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    This is good news for Meadows, who has been having issues with his hamstring since June. Before getting hurt, Meadows played 12 games with Triple-A Indianapolis, hitting .239 in 46 at-bats. The Pirates top hitting prospect will most likely spend the rest of the season in Triple-A.

  • Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton: Mashes two-run homer in Wednesday's victory

    Stanton went 2-for-5 with a home run in Wednesday's 11-1 victory over the Phillies.

    The surging outfielder's two-run homer traveled 430 feet in the first inning, giving Stanton 22 bombs and 59 RBI on the season. After a horrendous start to his 2016 campaign, Stanton has righted the ship and is back on pace to hit 35-plus longballs and challenge 100 RBI. Stanton was hitting a pathetic .193 as of June 15, but has since raised his average more than 50 points while ripping off nine home runs and 28 RBI during the resurgence.

  • Don Kelly LF | MIA

    Marlins' Don Kelly: Triples twice with time running out

    Kelly went 3-for-5 with two triples, two RBI and two runs in Wednesday's blowout victory over the Phillies.

    The veteran made the most of his spot start Wednesday, notching more hits than he's had combined in all of this season and last. Kelly is providing depth at corner infield for the Marlins while Justin Bour (ankle) is on the DL, but with Bour slated to return soon, the 36-year-old's time on the roster may soon come to an end. He may be worth a punt play in daily leagues if he draws another start before Bour returns.

  • David Dahl CF | COL

    Rockies' David Dahl: Hitting second Wednesday

    Dahl is starting in center field and hitting second for the Rockies on Wednesday.

    Dahl will face off against against right-hander Dylan Bundy and the Orioles at Camden Yards on Wednesday. Since being promoted on Monday, the 22-year-old top prospect has started each of the three games in the outfield for the Rockies.

  • Rockies' Charlie Blackmon: Not in lineup Wednesday

    Blackmon is not in the starting lineup for the Rockies on Wednesday.

    Blackmon has struggled at the plate over his last 10 games, hitting only .244 with one RBI and 14 strikeouts in 41 at-bats. Blackmon should be back in the lineup on Thursday as the Rockies host Jacob deGrom and the Mets. The outfielder has no hits in eight career at-bats against deGrom.

  • Pirates' Gregory Polanco: Not in lineup Wednesday

    Polanco is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday for the Pirates.

    Polanco had a big night on Tuesday, collecting four hits in five at-bats, including a solo home run and a stolen base. Polanco will give way to Sean Rodriguez in right field against the Mariners on Wednesday as the Pirates host left-hander James Paxton. Polanco should be back in the lineup on Friday when the Pirates head to Miller Park to face right-hander Junior Guerra and the Brewers.

  • Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez: Rehab moved to Double-A

    Hernandez (ribs) will have his rehab moved to Double-A Tulsa on Wednesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

    He has logged two rehab games in the Arizona League and two rehab games in the California League and has now been transferred to a more challenging environment. There still isn't a specific timetable for his return, but an early-August activation seems likely at this point. Upon his activation he will return to a part-time role with the Dodgers.

  • Peter Bourjos RF | PHI

    Phillies' Peter Bourjos: Likely headed to DL with shoulder injury

    Bourjos (shoulder) is likely headed to the disabled list, CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury reports.

    He injured his right shoulder running into the outfield wall while making a catch Tuesday. Bourjos sounded pessimistic when asked Wednesday if he would avoid a trip to the DL, indicating that he has some range of motion issues. With Aaron Altherr's rehab stint expiring Wednesday, Altherr's activation would be a natural corresponding move if Bourjos is placed on the DL Thursday. If that is indeed how things transpire, Altherr would figure to get the bulk of the at-bats while Bourjos is out.

  • Yasiel Puig RF | LAD

    Dodgers' Yasiel Puig: Remains out Wednesday

    Puig (hamstring) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rays, the Southern California News Group's J.P. Hoornstra reports.

    He has made a pinch-hit appearance since suffering the hamstring injury last Thursday and was considered available off the bench Tuesday, but he is still not ready to play the field. It's safe to assume he is available off the bench again Wednesday. With the Dodgers getting an off day Thursday, it's possible Puig will have enough time to get right for this weekend's series against the Diamondbacks. Scott Van Slyke will get the start in right field and hit cleanup Wednesday against southpaw Matt Moore.

  • Ichiro Suzuki RF | MIA

    Marlins' Ichiro Suzuki: Not in Wednesday's lineup

    Suzuki went 1-for-5 in Tuesday's game and now sits three hits away from 3,000 for his career, but he is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro.

    Suzuki will get another chance to go for 3,000 soon, but that opportunity will not come Wednesday. The Marlins will roll with their regular outfield of Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna, and Giancarlo Stanton from left to right.