MLB Player News

  • Wilmer Flores 3B | NYM

    Mets' Wilmer Flores: Will not return this season

    Flores (wrist) will not return this season, Newsday's Marc Carig reports.

    This comes as no surprise, as Flores has continued to suffer setbacks in his attempts to return to action. The Mets will continue to deploy the likes of T.J. Rivera and Kelly Johnson at the keystone over the final two games of the season and into the postseason.

  • Tyrell Jenkins SP | ATL

    Braves' Tyrell Jenkins: Leaves with shoulder injury

    Jenkins left Friday's game in the eighth inning with an apparent shoulder injury, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.

    Jenkins slumped his shoulder after the pitch that led to him being taken out with the injury. He declined to comment on the injury after the game, but Bowman reported that Jenkins left after feeling some tingling in his arm/shoulder. It seems highly unlikely that he will pitch again this season.

  • Rays' Kevin Kiermaier: Having best month of season in September

    Kiermaier is now slashing .312/.390/.516 in September following a 3-for-5 effort in a Thursday victory over the White Sox.

    The slash line is by far the best of any month for Kiermaier this season, while his multi-hit outing Thursday was his eighth of September, also a high-water mark. Kiermaier has raised his average a total of 40 points since Aug. 1, while blasting eight doubles, a triple, seven homers, 19 RBI and 11 stolen bases over that span.

  • Chris Archer SP | TB

    Rays' Chris Archer: Avoids dubious milestone in final start

    Archer not only avoided becoming the majors' first 20-loss pitcher since 2003 with a Thursday victory over the White Sox, he also reached the 200-inning milestone for the second straight season, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Archer fired a solid 6.2 innings, giving up three earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five. The hard-throwing righty narrowly missed the dubious distinction of becoming the first pitcher to hit the 20-loss mark since the Tigers' Mark Maroth in 2003 and by eclipsing 200 innings for the second straight season, he joined James Shields, David Price and Matt Garza as the only pitchers in team history to accomplish the feat. That, more than avoiding the aforementioned ignominious benchmark, served as the pitcher's primary motivation in trying to close out a difficult season on a high note. "That was nice because more than anything else I'm trying to make every start, I'm trying to pitch 200 innings. That's my No. 1 priority,'' he said. "So the first half of the season was up and down, but to accomplish that feat was really nice for me personally. But there's still a lot of room to improve.''

  • Freddy Galvis SS | PHI

    Phillies' Freddy Galvis: Leaves game with hamstring tightness

    Galvis left Friday's game with right hamstring tightness, Meghan Montemurro of the News Journal reports.

    Andres Blanco pinch hit for Galvis in the bottom of the seventh and stayed in the game at short. Galvis went 1-for-3 prior to exiting -- he hit safely in all but five games in September. His status for the rest of the weekend is uncertain.

  • Joe Musgrove SP | HOU

    Astros' Joe Musgrove: Will not start Sunday

    Musgrove will not start Sunday against the Angels, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    Mike Fiers and Brady Rodgers are the candidates to start the 2016 finale for Houston, meaning Musgrove is presumably done for the year. Musgrove saw mixed results during his first run in the majors but finished strong, posting a 2.55 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 20:8 K:BB over his final four starts. Look for him to compete for a rotation spot in spring training.

  • Jered Weaver SP | LAA

    Angels' Jered Weaver: Still questionable for Sunday

    Weaver (back) is still considered questionable for Sunday's start, the Orange County Register reports.

    Back tightness forced Weaver off the mound Monday after 71 pitches. While he said immediately following that game that he expected to start the season finale, Weaver seemed a little less certain Friday, saying his status hinged on how he felt coming out of his bullpen session. Jhoulys Chacin is considered the top candidate to fill in should Weaver get scratched.

  • Zach Eflin SP | PHI

    Phillies' Zach Eflin: Undergoes successful surgery

    Eflin underwent successful surgery to repair his left patella tendon Friday, Ryan Lawrence of the Philly Voice reports.

    Six weeks to the day after he had right knee surgery, Eflin went back under the knife, this time to repair the patella tendon in his left knee. The right-hander is expected to be ready for spring training and will likely get a chance to compete for one of the final spots in the Phillies' rotation.

  • Alex Bregman 3B | HOU

    Astros' Alex Bregman: Will not play this weekend

    Bregman will not play this weekend, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    The 22-year-old returned to the lineup Wednesday, but with Houston officially eliminated from postseason contention on Thursday, he will be shut back down. Bregman struggled initially upon arrival to the major leagues but quickly adjusted and finished with an impressive .791 OPS in 217 plate appearances. He appears primed to open 2017 in an everyday role.

  • Luis Severino RP | NYY

    Yankees' Luis Severino: Scheduled to start Saturday

    Severino will start Saturday against the Orioles, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

    With Masahiro Tanaka (forearm) shut down, Severino will be afforded one final starting opportunity before the end of the 2016 campaign. Severino was on a 50-pitch limit in his last start Monday but he only threw 34 pitches before being ejected from the game. He figures to be on a limited pitch count again Saturday.