MLB Player News

  • Shawn O'Malley SS | SEA

    Mariners' Shawn O'Malley: Drives in only Mariners run in Friday loss

    O'Malley went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in Friday's 12-1 loss to the Cubs.

    The Mariners' leadoff man allowed his team to avoid the indignity of a shutout with a ninth-inning single that plated Leonys Martin. The 28-year-old has a pair of multi-hit outings in the last five contests, but has only tallied two extra-base hits, both doubles, in his 11 hits during July.

  • Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts: Homers and drives in three Friday night versus Angels

    Bogaerts had a big night on Friday, going 2-for-5 with three RBI and his 13th homer.

    Bogaerts continues to thrive in the middle of the powerful Red Sox lineup as he lifted his average to .331 on the year. The 13th homer established a career high in taters for Bogaerts with a full two months still remaining in the season. The knock on Bogaerts after 2015 was his power after hitting only seven homers, but he has put that knock to rest a bit as he is on pace for 20 bombs in 2016.

  • Tyler Saladino SS | CHW

    White Sox's Tyler Saladino: Gets late start Friday

    Saladino will get a last minute start at second base in Friday's matchup with the Twins, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports.

    Saladino was placed in the lineup due to Todd Frazier being a late scratch. Frazier was replaced by Tyler Saladino at third, which subsequently made room for Sanchez at second. He will bat ninth in the order.

  • Danny Espinosa SS | WAS

    Nationals' Danny Espinosa: Not in Friday's lineup

    Espinosa is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Giants, MASN's Dan Kolko reports.

    Espinosa will head to the bench after starting 12 straight coming out of the break, affording Wilmer Difo his first start with the big club this season. The 29-year-old Espinosa's been mired in a miserable slump, going 5-for-44 (.114 average) with 18 strikeouts to begin the second half, but his playing time appears relatively safe for now with Trea Turner taking on a significant role in center field.

  • Jose Rondon SS | SD

    Padres' Jose Rondon: Recalled by Padres

    Rondon was recalled from Double-A San Antonio on Friday.

    A couple roster spots opened up with Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea shipped off to Miami on Friday, and Rondon will fill one of those spots for the time being. The 22-year-old has turned in middling production with San Antonio this season (.279/.310/.386 with five homers and 13 steals in 96 games), and will likely serve merely as infield depth during his first stint with the major league club.

  • Marlins' Adeiny Hechavarria: Not in Friday's lineup

    Hechavarria is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cardinals, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

    The 27-year-old will sit for just the second time since the All-Star break, affording Miguel Rojas a start at shortstop. Hechavarria is one of the least valuable starting shortstops in fantasy baseball -- he's hitting .246/.287/.342 with three homers and zero stolen bases -- but his slick glove will keep him in a regular role.

  • Ketel Marte SS | SEA

    Mariners' Ketel Marte: Progressing in mono recovery

    Marte (illness) has progressed to hitting in a cage and throwing, but it is unknown whether he will be ready to play when he comes off the DL on Thursday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

    Manager Scott Servais says that Marte is coming along better than expected and it appears the shortstop is well on his way to a full recovery. Nonetheless, expectations for his return should be tempered. The 22-year-old has lost a bit of strength from the mono and it's likely he will be eased back into the starting role when he comes back. Marte's bat is needed, Seattle shortstops are hitting just over .200 in his absence.

  • Twins' Eduardo Escobar: Likely gets larger role after Nunez trade

    Escobar went 2-for-4 in Thursday's win over Baltimore. Escobar started at third base with Miguel Sano getting the day off. However, he'll likely take over as the everyday shortstop after Eduardo Nunez was traded to San Francisco.

    There is a chance Jorge Polanco could share at time at shortstop as the team may want to give him regular at-bats after being called up from Triple-A, but Polanco will likely get a boost in playing time in any scenario in the final two months.

  • Aledmys Diaz SS | STL

    Cardinals' Aledmys Diaz: Breakout season continues with 14th homer

    Diaz went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer, three RBI and two runs in Thursday's win over Miami.

    The slick-hitting rookie keeps on impressing, as his two-run homer in the third got the Cardinals started and his RBI double in the fifth provided a key insurance run. The 25-year-old Cuban hit only 13 homers in the minors last year, but he now has 14 in 94 MLB games and a batting average that he's holding solidly above .300. If not for Trevor Story, Diaz would be getting a lot more attention, but his fantasy owners certainly know what he's been about this year.

  • Jorge Polanco SS | MIN

    Twins' Jorge Polanco: Recalled from Triple-A

    Polanco has been recalled from Triple-A Rochester.

    Polanco was called up after the Twins traded Eduardo Nunez to the Giants. While Eduardo Escobar will likely take over at shortstop, it's possible Polanco could get regular playing time so the Twins can evaluate him for 2017.