MLB Player News

  • J.J. Hardy SS | BAL

    Orioles' J.J. Hardy: No ready for weight-bearing exercises

    Hardy (foot) has yet to begin doing weight-bearing exercises during his rehab program, Brittany Ghiroli of reports.

    According to Ghiroli, Hardy is still dealing with some soreness in the foot that he fractured in early May. He began doing some non-baseball-related workouts this week, but the Orioles are waiting for the soreness in Hardy's foot to subside before ramping up his activity. Manny Machado will continue to start at shortstop for the Orioles in his absence.

  • Sean Coyle SS | BOS

    Red Sox's Sean Coyle: Homers and scores twice

    Coyle homered and scored twice in Double-A Portland's 5-4 win over Harrisburg on Tuesday.

    Coyle has now homered in back-to-back games, recording three runs and RBI apiece during that span. He's still striking out plenty, however, as 16 of his last 33 at-bats have ended by way of the K. The 24-year-old third basemen -- who's batting .151 this season between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket -- will need to boost his average if he has any shot of advancing past the minor league level.

  • Chris Taylor SS | SEA

    Mariners' Chris Taylor: Optioned to Triple-A Wednesday

    Taylor was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday.

    Taylor was optioned to make room for infielder Luis Sardinas who has been red hot in Triple-A this season. The 25-year-old was 1-for-3 in his short time with the big league club but will now head to Tacoma to continue to develop until his next call up.

  • Brad Miller SS | TB

    Rays' Brad Miller: Not in Wednesday's lineup

    Miller is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune reports.

    Per usual, Miller will take a seat with southpaw Justin Nicolino on the mound for the Marlins. Miller is hitting .233 with five home runs, 15 RBI, and 11 runs scored this season.

  • Blue Jays' Troy Tulowitzki: Remains out Wednesday

    Tulowitzki (quadriceps) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Yankees, Shi Davidi of reports.

    Right quad tightness forced Tulowitzki from Tuesday's game and will cost him at least one start, but he does not believe the injury is serious. Ryan Goins will fill in for Tulowitzki at shortstop Wednesday while Devon Travis takes over at the keystone.

  • Tim Beckham SS | TB

    Rays' Tim Beckham: Optioned to Triple-A Wednesday

    Beckham was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Steve Carney of 620 WDAE reports.

    Beckham was optioned to make a roster spot for Ryan Garton. The former first-round pick hit just .185/.241/.353 with two home runs and five RBI in 17 games with the Rays.

  • Twins' Eduardo Escobar: Delivers three-hit game Tuesday

    Escobar went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Royals.

    Escobar has delivered two strong games in a row since his return from the DL. He's notched five hits in eight at-bats while making back-to-back starts at shortstop.

  • Indians' Francisco Lindor: Goes 3-for-5 with stolen base in Tuesday's win

    Lindor went 3-for-5 with a run, an RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the White Sox.

    The three-hit night broke up a 1-for-12 slump for Lindor, who is also an outstanding 9-for-10 on his stolen-base attempts for the season. Manager Terry Francona is expected to rest Lindor for Wednesday's series finale, which will likely open up a start for either Jose Ramirez or Michael Martinez at shortstop.

  • Indians' Francisco Lindor: Not in Wednesday's lineup

    Lindor is not in the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.

    As expected, Lindor will get a scheduled day off Wednesday, his first of the season. The shortstop is hitting .340 in the month of May and notched three hits, an RBI and a steal in Tuesday's win over Chicago.

  • Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts: Leads MLB in batting

    Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored in Tuesday night's win over Colorado.

    While Jackie Bradley attracts much attention thanks to his 28-game hitting streak, Bogaerts' 17-game hitting streak has flown under the radar. The shortstop has gone 31-for-76 (.408) during his streak and has vaulted to the top of MLB with a .349 batting average.