MLB Player News

  • Sean Manaea SP | OAK

    Athletics' Sean Manaea: Goes eight scoreless in no-decision versus Rays

    Manaea (3-5) pitched eight-scoreless innings, but walked away with a no-decision in Friday's 13-inning affair against the A's. He allowed five hits and struck out five.

    Manaea didn't surrender a run for the third since coming off the disabled list on June 29 with a left forearm strain, bringing his ERA to 2.47 in his last five starts. His seven strikeouts were one shy of his career high, and the lefty has now made three consecutive appearances (20 innings) without allowing a walk. Manaea mainly utilized his fastball and changeup -- something he's doing more frequently as the season progresses -- and mixed in his slider. The 24-year-old retired the first 14 batters he faced, striking out six, and saw his ERA drop from 5.13 to 4.61 by the end of the evening.

  • Rays' Jake Odorizzi: Left with no-decision after eight scoreless versus A's

    Odorizzi (4-5) pitched eight-scoreless innings, but walked away with a no-decision in Friday's 13-inning affair against the A's. He allowed five hits and struck out five.

    The 26-year-old was dealing Friday, but was matched every step of the way by his counterpart Sean Manaea, leaving Odorizzi with nothing to show for his best outing of the season. After having just 10 in all of last season, Odorizzi already has a MLB-leading 12 no-decisions in 2016. In six of his no-decisions, he has allowed one run or less. Talk about hard luck, Odorizzi is 13-14 since 2015 and has received just 24 runs in his 14 losses. The right-hander will try again Friday when he takes on the Yankees, a team he lost to 2-1 back on May 29.

  • Brett Lawrie 2B | CHW

    White Sox's Brett Lawrie: MRI comes back clear

    Manager Robin Ventura said an MRI on Lawrie's hamstring showed no real damage, the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Lawrie missed Friday's game with the injury, but Ventura said he was hopeful he could be available for Saturday's game. Tyler Saladino would likely start at second if Lawrie remains on the bench.

  • Adam Eaton RF | CHW

    White Sox's Adam Eaton: Leaves Friday's game after fouling ball off foot

    Eaton left Friday's game against the Tigers after he fouled a ball off his foot, J.J. Stankevitz of CSN Chicago reports.

    Avisail Garcia replaced him in the outfield Friday, but Eaton is expected to be back in the lineup Saturday. In other news, Eaton took back his leadoff spot from Tim Anderson shortly after the All-Star break, and he has gone 5-for-21 since the switch.

  • Mookie Betts RF | BOS

    Red Sox's Mookie Betts: Has been feeling knee since break

    Betts' knee injury, which forced him to leave Friday night's game, has been developing since the All-Star break, according to Boston manager John Farrell, Bill Ballou of the Providence Journal reports.

    Betts had been receiving occasional treatment on the knee before getting pulled from Friday night's game. He's listed as day-to-day and we should learn more Saturday.

  • Marco Estrada SP | TOR

    Blue Jays' Marco Estrada: Solid in first game back from DL

    Estrada (5-4) gave up two earned runs on seven hits and a walk over six innings in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Mariners. He struck out three.

    The veteran right-hander made a solid return from his back injury, giving up only a first-inning fielders choice RBI to Robinson Cano and a fifth-inning run-scoring double to Seth Smith. Estrada was also able to notch 14 swinging strikes, but didn't receive any appreciable run support on a night where Mariners lefty James Paxton consistently stymied the potent Blue Jays lineup. Despite dropping his second straight decision, Estrada's ERA remains a solid 2.94 and his WHIP remains a strong 1.01.

  • Red Sox's Michael Martinez: Fills in for injured Betts

    Martinez entered Friday night's game to play right field when Mookie Betts (knee) was forced to leave. He had a single in two at-bats and made a pair of nice defensive plays.

    Betts' injury came out of nowhere, but apparently it's been developing since the All-Star break, according to Bill Ballou of the Providence Journal. He's listed as day-to-day, so Martinez may get another start or two while the Red Sox investigate Betts' knee.

  • Steve Cishek RP | SEA

    Mariners' Steve Cishek: Strikes out side for 23rd save Friday

    Cishek notched his 23rd save by striking out the side in the ninth inning in Friday's 2-1 victory over the Blue Jays. He also gave up a hit and a walk.

    As he often does, Cishek managed to make things interesting before wiggling out of trouble. He threw 26 pitches in total, just two days after firing 38 in a two-inning stint versus the White Sox. The 30-year-old now has three straight scoreless outings, and has lowered his ERA from 3.15 to 2.86 over that span.

  • James Paxton SP | SEA

    Mariners' James Paxton: Turns in impressive Rogers Centre start

    Paxton (3-4) struck out nine Blue Jays while giving up just one earned run on three hits and a walk over seven innings in Friday's 2-1 victory over Toronto.

    The 27-year-old southpaw was outstanding in one of the best hitting environments in the majors. He induced a whopping 19 swining strikes, equaled the second-lowest amount of earned runs he's surrendered in a start this season and posted his second-best strikeout total as well. Paxton has had an up-and-down campaign, but has now emerged victorious in two of his three July decisions.

  • Jacob Turner SP | CHW

    White Sox's Jacob Turner: Struggles in no decision Friday

    Turner (0-1) allowed four runs on five hits and four walks while striking out six over 3.1 innings, but received no decision Friday against the Tigers.

    Despite strong strikeout numbers, Turner simply couldn't keep the Tigers' hitters off the base paths, leading to another poor outing. He's only pitched 7.1 innings over his two starts and has been a major drag on the team's bullpen in each of his two starts, and his ERA is now at 14.73. He'll make his next start Wednesday at the Cubs.