MLB Player News

  • Gordon Beckham 2B | ATL

    Braves' Gordon Beckham: Out of Sunday's lineup

    Beckham is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockies.

    Beckham has started three straight games at second base, and five of the last six overall, but he'll get the day off in favor of Jace Peterson at the keystone Sunday afternoon.

  • Aaron Barrett RP | WAS

    Nationals' Aaron Barrett: Suffers elbow fracture

    Barrett suffered a right elbow fracture and will see Dr. James Andrews on Monday, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

    Barrett had already been rehabbing from Tommy John surgery last September, but this serious setback likely means at least another full calendar year on the shelf for the reliever. Another surgery is essentially a certainty for the right-hander, as Monday's consultation with the famed orthopedic surgeon is primarily to evaluate the extent of the damage.

  • Twins' Robbie Grossman: Out of Sunday's lineup

    Grossman is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Twins manager Paul Molitor will continue to stick with the hot bat of Eddie Rosario in left field, after the 24-year-old turned in a four-hit effort Saturday. It will result in Grossman being squeezed out of the lineup for the first time in three games, but he still seems to have solidified himself as a regular option in the outfield or at DH. Grossman is holding down a .408 on-base percentage on the season, good for tops on the team among players with at least 100 plate appearances.

  • Matt Wieters C | BAL

    Orioles' Matt Wieters: Out again Sunday

    Wieters (foot) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports.

    Wieters mentioned Saturday that he was targeting Monday's series opener against the Rockies for a return, so his continued absence Sunday doesn't come as a surprise. It marks the sixth straight game he's missed due to the foot injury, but if Wieters is able to warm up Monday without any complications, he should be back in the lineup and in line for a full workload during the week. If Wieters is unable to go Monday, the Orioles may have to entertain the possibility of placing him on the DL, considering he's already missed nearly a week of action.

  • Ryan Zimmerman 1B | WAS

    Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman: Remains on track for Tuesday return

    Zimmerman (ribs) expect to make his return Tuesday against Cleveland, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

    Zimmerman started his third straight rehab game Saturday for High-A Potomac, going 2-for-3 at the plate with a homer and three RBI. He's recorded a hit in each rehab contest so far, and should be ready to jump back into action following Monday's team day off.

  • Giants' Gregor Blanco: Sits for third time in four games

    Blanco is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

    Blanco will now be on the bench for the third time in four games, and with two of his absences coming against right-handed pitchers, it appears that Mac Williamson has now passed Blanco up on the depth chart. The Giants are also expected to get Hunter Pence (hamstring) back from the DL perhaps as soon as this week, which will make starting opportunities even harder to come by for Blanco.

  • Adam Warren RP | CHC

    Cubs' Adam Warren: Optioned to Triple-A Iowa

    Warren was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.

    Warren had been a liability on the mound for the Cubs, posting a 5.91 ERA for the season and giving up 12 runs over his last five outings (11.1 innings). With Joe Nathan set to return from Tommy John surgery, Warren will have the chance to improve his game at Triple-A Iowa. While it's likely that Warren will serve as a reliever, he may see occasional starts, as he's started two games with Iowa and made a spot start for the Cubs earlier in the season.

  • Pirates' Jameson Taillon: Taking the mound Sunday for Pittsburgh

    Taillon (head) will take the mound for the Pirates on Sunday against the Phillies.

    Taillon was hit in the head with a comebacker in Tuesday's start against the Brewers, but he reported no symptoms the following day and will make his next start, as expected. He'll face a bit of a depleted Philadelphia lineup that will be missing Tommy Joseph (rest), Cameron Rupp (head) and Maikel Franco (wrist).

  • Corey Kluber SP | CLE

    Indians' Corey Kluber: Good to go for Sunday start

    Kluber (calf) is listed in the lineup as the Indians' starting pitcher Sunday against the Orioles, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

    Kluber exited his previous start on July 18 with cramping in his right calf, but he was never in serious peril of missing his next turn in the rotation because of it. He should face no pitch limits in Sunday's outing, though he'll make for a risky DFS pick due to the matchup with the majors' fifth-best offense, in terms of wRC+.

  • Maikel Franco 3B | PHI

    Phillies' Maikel Franco: Continues to rest wrist injury

    Franco (wrist) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Pirates.

    Franco was set to be evaluated by team trainers Sunday morning, and although any findings have yet to be disclosed, his absence from the lineup suggests he isn't quite ready to return. Consider the third baseman day-to-day in advance of Monday's opener in Miami. Franco will be the second Philadelphia batter nursing an ailment after getting hit by a pitch, as Cameron Rupp (head) is also being held out after getting hit in the head with a Tyler Glasnow fastball Saturday.