MLB Player News

  • Joc Pederson CF | LAD

    Dodgers' Joc Pederson: Launches three-run homer

    Pederson went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

    The long ball, a sixth-inning shot off Jose Alvarez, was his first home run off a lefty this season. Pederson had just one home run against a southpaw all of last year, and he came into Tuesday batting .219/.200/.419 against left-handed pitching for the season. The 25-year-old is now up to five homers since his return from the DL on June 13.

  • Kenta Maeda SP | LAD

    Dodgers' Kenta Maeda: Throws seven scoreless in win

    Maeda (6-3) scattered four hits over seven scoreless innings in Tuesday's win over the Angels. He struck out six and did not walk a batter.

    The right-hander faced an Angels lineup that was without Albert Pujols and Cameron Maybin in addition to Mike Trout (thumb), but that doesn't mean this performance was just a flash in the pan. Maeda has been on a roll for weeks, shaving a full run off his ERA over his last four appearances (two earned runs over 17 innings in that span) while jumping between the bullpen and rotation. He has given up three home runs over the past two months after serving up seven in April. If he keeps going like this, Maeda should continue to see regular starts even after Brandon McCarthy (knee) returns.

  • Taijuan Walker SP | ARI

    Diamondbacks' Taijuan Walker: Struggles with command Tuesday

    Walker (6-3) allowed five runs (three earned) on six hits and five walks over 6.1 innings during Tuesday's game against the Cardinals. He did not record a single strikeout nor did he factor into the decision.

    Walker continued to struggle with his command Tuesday, as the 24-year-old has now walked an unsightly nine batters over his previous two starts. To add insult to injury, Walker went without a strikeout for the first time since a blowup outing on August 6 of last season. Though his ERA still sits at a respectable 3.50, his recent form hasn't exactly left his fantasy owners feeling overly confident with the young hurler. Walker is set for another tough test as he's scheduled to face the Rockies in his upcoming start Sunday.

  • Cardinals' Carlos Martinez: Strikes out 10 in no-decision Tuesday

    Martinez (6-6) allowed two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out 10 over six innings during Tuesday's no-decision against the Diamondbacks.

    Martinez's stellar season continued Tuesday, as the young righty has now posted quality starts in 11 of his past 12 outings. The 25-year-old has also struck out 10 or more batters in four of his 16 starts this season, which is already two more than the number of double-digit strikeout games that he posted all of last season. Martinez will carry his 2.88 ERA into his upcoming start against the Nationals on Sunday.

  • Marlins' Christian Yelich: Three hits in Tuesday's win

    Yelich went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and two RBI in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Mets.

    He snapped out of a 2-for-17 mini-slump with the performance. Yelich is now hitting .294 (25-for-85) in June with a homer, three steals, 13 runs and 14 RBI in 23 games.

  • AJ Ramos RP | MIA

    Marlins' A.J. Ramos: Picks up 13th save Tuesday

    Ramos gave up a hit in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to notch his 13th save of the season in a 6-3 win over the Mets.

    After struggling to get save opportunities through the first two months of the season, Ramos now has four in the last week and seven in June. The 30-year-old's 3.49 ERA reflects that somewhat erratic usage, and his 37:15 K:BB in 28.1 innings offers a better view of his performance in 2017.

  • Dan Straily SP | MIA

    Marlins' Dan Straily: Inefficient in Tuesday's no-decision

    Straily gave up one run on five hits and a walk while striking out four over five innings Tuesday but didn't factor into the decision in a 6-3 win over the Mets.

    He threw 64 of 94 pitches for strikes to earn the early hook, but Straily was in line for the win until the Mets tied things up in the top of the seventh. The righty has allowed one run or fewer in three straight starts and will take a 3.44 ERA into his next outing Sunday on the road against the Brewers.

  • Mets' Travis d'Arnaud: Launches ninth homer Tuesday

    D'Arnaud went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins.

    It's his first multi-hit performance since June 12, but despite a .232 (16-for-69) batting average on the month d'Arnaud has been supplying some power, hitting four homers in June to give him nine on the year.

  • Nick Ahmed SS | ARI

    Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed: Exits after being hit by pitch

    Ahmed exited Tuesday's game against the Cardinals early after being hit by a pitch in the wrist/forearm area, Jack Magruder of FanRagSports.com reports.

    Ahmed was 0-for-3 at the plate before being removed from the game in the bottom of the eighth inning after being pelted by a 99 MPH fastball from Trevor Rosenthal. Ahmed will likely undergo testing Wednesday, at which point we'll receive word on the severity of his injury.

  • Gerardo Parra LF | COL

    Rockies' Gerardo Parra: Still ways away from return

    Parra (quadriceps) remains without a timeline for his return, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

    The veteran outfielder has increased his activity level since his last update, as he's now running at 75 percent, taking full batting practice and fielding flyballs. However, the Rockies continue to take things slowly with Parra in an effort to reduce the chance of re-injuring him upon his return. Apparently there is some damage where the muscle connects with the bone, which can lead to deceptive readings on how well it's healing, which is likely why the Rockies are being so cautious in this situation. Given this development, it's unlikely that Parra will be back in action until July. Look for Ian Desmond and Raimel Tapia to man the corner outfield spots until he's ready to go again.