MLB Player News

  • Jose Altuve 2B | HOU

    Astros' Jose Altuve: Homers in second straight game

    Altuve went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs during Sunday's win over Tampa Bay.

    The Houston spark plug hit his first home run of the season Saturday, so it's encouraging to see him follow it up with another shot Sunday. His five-category production is especially tough to find at the keystone position, and Altuve is well on his way to another sterling fantasy campaign with 11 runs, two homers, seven RBI, seven stolen bases and a .324/.393/.459 slash line.

  • Shelby Miller SP | ARI

    Diamondbacks' Shelby Miller: Pulled Sunday due to undisclosed injury

    Miller left Sunday's game against the Dodgers with an undisclosed injury, Jack Magruder of reports.

    Miller managed to pitch four innings before exiting the game, during which he allowed three runs off four hits and five walks. The team has yet to disclose what was ailing Miller, but more information is expected to become available in the near future. Miller's season had gotten off to a decent start, as he entered Sunday's game with a 3.50 ERA and 1.28 WHIP.

  • Brad Miller SS | TB

    Rays' Brad Miller: Hits third triple of campaign

    Miller went 2-for-3 with a triple, an RBI, a run and two walks during Sunday's loss to Houston.

    After breaking out with a 30-home run campaign in 2016, Miller has just a single round tripper and an underwhelming .246/.358/.420 slash line this season. This was also just his fourth multi-hit game of the year. He'll probably continue to hit in the heart of the order against right-handed pitchers, which will help his counting stats, but his current 29.6 strikeout percentage is a concern.

  • Steven Souza RF | TB

    Rays' Steven Souza: Continues offensive tear with two-run homer

    Souza went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run during Sunday's loss to Houston.

    Now sporting a seven-game hitting streak (12-for-29) with five runs, two home runs and nine RBI, Souza continues to provide excellent fantasy numbers. He's shown potential in the past and has kick-started what has the makings to be a breakout campaign through the first few weeks of the season.

  • Joc Pederson CF | LAD

    Dodgers' Joc Pederson: Exits Sunday's game with groin tightness

    Pederson was removed from Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks due to right groin tightness, reports, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

    Pederson grounded in the top of the inning and then was replaced in the field by Enrique Hernandez half an inning later, which the team said was merely precautionary. Although hamstring injuries can be tricky, there is a decent chance he will be able to avoid a trip to the disabled list, assuming his exit from Sunday's game was truly precautionary.

  • Rays' Matt Andriese: Lasts just five innings against Astros

    Andriese allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four batters over five innings during Sunday's loss to Houston. He did not factor into the decision.

    The long ball did Andriese in Sunday, as the two home runs he surrendered accounted for all three runs he allowed. It's been an ongoing problem this year, too, as Andriese has been taken deep in each start and five times total through just 19 innings. With a 5.26 FIP and mediocre 7.88 K/9, it's probably best to view the 27-year-old righty as a matchup-based option. A date with the Blue Jays lines up next for Andriese, and considering Toronto's offensive struggles, he could be a potential low-priced flier in daily contests and streaming option in seasonal settings.

  • Buddy Boshers RP | MIN

    Twins' Buddy Boshers: Headed back to Triple-A

    Boshers was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports.

    Boshers was efficient in Sunday's game against the Tigers. He pitched 2.1 innings, during which he allowed no hits and walked just a single batter. However, he'll return to Rochester where he's given up three runs over 3.2 innings (five games) this season.

  • Brent Suter RP | MIL

    Brewers' Brent Suter: Headed to Triple-A

    Suter will be sent to Triple-A Colorado Springs to make room for Matt Garza's return from the disabled list, Adam McCalvy of of reports.

    Suter had gotten off to a rough start in his four appearances for Milwaukee, posting a 5.68 ERA across 6.1 innings. He'll be a prime candidate to return to the Brewers' big-league roster in the case that one of their pitchers goes down with an injury.

  • Jake Marisnick CF | HOU

    Astros' Jake Marisnick: Being evaluated Monday

    Marisnick (head) will undergo further testing Monday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    The club will use Monday's day off to get a better understanding of Marisnick's health. He had to leave Sunday's game once he began experiencing concussion-like symptoms after colliding with a wall in the outfield. More information regarding Marisnick's status should be available following Monday's evaluation.

  • Joe Musgrove SP | HOU

    Astros' Joe Musgrove: Surrenders four runs to Rays

    Musgrove allowed four runs on five hits and a walk while striking out four batters through six innings during Saturday's win over Tampa Bay.

    Musgrove didn't factor into the decision, but the shaky outing has his ERA up to 5.91 with nine runs allowed through 11 innings over his past two starts. The 24-year-old righty is working on a mechanics tweak, which probably isn't promising for his immediate future. However, the Athletics don't project as a particularly difficult matchup for his next start.