MLB Player News

  • Jacob Turner SP | WAS

    Nationals' Jacob Turner: Slated to start Monday

    Turner will start Monday against the Rockies in Colorado, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

    Manager Dusty Baker confirmed that Turner will start Monday, and he was quite frank when discussing the reasoning behind the decision, saying the club didn't want any of its prospects debuting at Coors Field. Turner, the ninth overall pick back in 2009, has posted a 5.09 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 210:123 K:BB in 79 career appearances at the major-league level (323.1 innings). The Nats will need to add him to the active roster ahead of Monday's game.

  • Kyle Gibson SP | MIN

    Twins' Kyle Gibson: Struggles again Sunday

    Gibson gave up seven runs (six earned) on a home run and eight hits over 2.2 innings in Sunday's loss to Detroit. He fell to 0-3 this season with a 9.00 ERA.

    Gibson has been terrible in four starts with five home runs allowed and just a 12:7 K:BB ratio in 17 innings. Gibson will likely remain in the rotation for awhile longer even if he struggles, but his spot in the rotation my not be as secure as in prior years with a new front office regime.

  • Derek Holland SP | CHW

    White Sox's Derek Holland: Tames the Indians Sunday

    Holland (2-2) allowed one run on three hits and three walks while striking out six over six innings in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Indians.

    Holland improved to 7-1 lifetime against the Indians, using the rare gift of first-inning runs from the league's worst offense en route to the victory. The left-hander rebounded from a beating he took in New York earlier in the week to post his third quality start in four outings.

  • Shelby Miller SP | ARI

    Diamondbacks' Shelby Miller: Slated to undergo MRI

    Miller (forearm) will undergo an MRI on Monday, the Arizona Republic reports.

    A bout of forearm tightness forced Miller off the hill Sunday after 79 pitches, but both Miller and manager Torey Lovullo say they are optimistic. Miller admitted that he has never experienced forearm tightness like this before but also said, "Physically I don't think there's any damage done at all."

  • Dodgers' Brandon McCarthy: May receive extra rest day

    Manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that McCarthy will "potentially" get an extra rest day before his next start, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

    This shouldn't affect those setting weekly lineups, as McCarthy will still be in line for a home start against Philadelphia next weekend, extra day of rest or not. The 33-year-old was sharp again Sunday, tossing seven innings of two-run ball with six strikeouts to one walk in a win over Arizona. McCarthy now has a 2.25 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 22:8 K:BB over 24 innings this season.

  • Ivan Nova SP | PIT

    Pirates' Ivan Nova: Goes seven strong to beat former club

    Nova (2-2) allowed a single run on just four hits and a walk while striking out seven batters over seven innings during Sunday's win over the Yankees.

    After striking out just eight batters over 20 innings through his first three starts, Nova's seven punchouts Sunday are certainly notable. Perhaps he was particularly motivated to face his former club, but showcasing that upside warrants attention because he's pitched well since joining the Pirates. Nova sports a 2.00 ERA and 0.95 WHIP that's supported by a solid 2.96 FIP this year, and he'll look to continue his strong start to the season against Miami next weekend.

  • Shelby Miller SP | ARI

    Diamondbacks' Shelby Miller: Leaves game with forearm tightness

    Miller left Sunday's game with right forearm tightness.

    Miller was lifted in the top of the fifth inning after allowing back-to-back walks (Nos. 4 and 5 of the outing for him) and a double to Corey Seager. He will be evaluated Monday, and it would make sense if that evaluation included an MRI as the Diamondbacks will presumably want to get the full picture with the injury before deciding on a course of action.

  • Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Going on paternity leave list

    Strasburg will be placed on the paternity leave list as he awaits the birth of his child, Mark Zuckerman of MASN reports.

    Strasburg will be eligible to return three days after being placed on the list, which means he will likely make his return during the Nationals' upcoming series this weekend against the Mets. In the meantime, Jacob Turner is a prime candidate to replace him on the mound Monday.

  • Shelby Miller SP | ARI

    Diamondbacks' Shelby Miller: Pulled Sunday due to undisclosed injury

    Miller left Sunday's game against the Dodgers with an undisclosed injury, Jack Magruder of reports.

    Miller managed to pitch four innings before exiting the game, allowing three runs on four hits and five walks. The team has yet to disclose what was ailing Miller, but more information is expected to become available in the near future. Miller's season had gotten off to a decent start, as he entered Sunday's game with a 3.50 ERA and 1.28 WHIP.

  • Rays' Matt Andriese: Lasts just five innings against Astros

    Andriese allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four batters over five innings during Sunday's loss to Houston. He did not factor into the decision.

    The long ball did Andriese in Sunday, as the two home runs he surrendered accounted for all three runs he allowed. It's been an ongoing problem this year, too, as Andriese has been taken deep in each start and five times total through just 19 innings. With a 5.26 FIP and mediocre 7.9 K/9, it's probably best to view the 27-year-old righty as a matchup-based option. A date with the Blue Jays lines up next for Andriese, and considering Toronto's offensive struggles, he could be a potential low-priced flier in daily contests and streaming option in seasonal settings.