MLB Player News

  • Justin Turner 3B | LAD

    Dodgers' Justin Turner: Will rejoin lineup Monday

    Turner (thumb) took swings in the batting cage Sunday and will rejoin the starting lineup Monday against the Padres, Thomas Harding of reports.

    Turner was held out of the lineup Sunday with his right thumb contusion, but manager Dave Roberts confirmed that the third baseman would be ready to suit back up Tuesday. He should be deployed in fantasy lineups with confidence upon his return.

  • Justin Turner 3B | LAD

    Dodgers' Justin Turner: Sidelined Sunday

    Turner (thumb) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants.

    Turner suffered a right thumb contusion during Thursday's game against the Phillies. The Dodgers will continue to be cautious with their third baseman and will withhold him from the lineup for the third consecutive day. He'll remain a day-to-day case, with Logan Forsythe drawing the start at third base Sunday.

  • David Freese 3B | PIT

    Pirates' David Freese: Absent from Sunday's lineup

    Freese is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

    Freese went 2-for-5 and drove in three of the Pirates' 11 runs during Saturday's victory, but he'll head to the bench ahead of Sunday's series finale against John Gant and the Cardinals. Sean Rodriguez takes over at third base, batting fifth.

  • Padres' Cory Spangenberg: Collects two hits in start Saturday

    Spangenberg went 2-for-4 with a double and a pair of runs scored in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Rockies.

    Spangenberg has now started consecutive games at the hot corner after giving way to Christian Villanueva on Wednesday and Thursday. What appeared to be a changing of the guard has simply become a straight platoon situation. The 26-year-old should see a couple more starts with the Padres scheduled to face righties in their next two contests.

  • J.P. Crawford 3B | PHI

    Phillies' J.P. Crawford: Will start at shortstop Sunday

    Manager Pete Mackanin said Crawford will get a start at shortstop Sunday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

    Crawford has started 16 of the Phillies' 18 games since he was promoted from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, but has made only three starts at shortstop, his natural position. The 22-year-old has hit just .245 in his 53 at-bats, but he does have a solid .379 on-base percentage. If the Phillies want to keep Crawford in the majors next year they are going to need to open up a spot in their infield by trading Freddy Galvis or Maikel Franco this offseason.

  • Travis Shaw 3B | MIL

    Brewers' Travis Shaw: Hits walk-off to beat Cubs

    Shaw went 2-for-4 and hit a two-run walk-off home run in Saturday's victory over the Cubs.

    The Brewers were on the verge of losing their third extra-inning game in a row versus the Cubs, but Shaw's big fly turned a one-run deficit into a one-run victory. Shaw now has 31 home runs and 99 RBI on the season, and he will have seven more games this season to add to both numbers.

  • Giants' Pablo Sandoval: Heads to bench Saturday

    Sandoval is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Sandoval has been heating up lately, going 8-for-15 with four extra-base hits and five RBI over his last four starts, but he'll give way to Ryder Jones at first base against lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu.

  • Justin Turner 3B | LAD

    Dodgers' Justin Turner: Remains out Saturday

    Turner (thumb) is not in the lineup Saturday for the second straight day, according to Ken Gurnick of

    Turner was held out Friday after suffering a bruised thumb the day before, and with the Dodgers needing only a couple wins to lock up home-field advantage in the postseason, it's likely he will not play Saturday either. Logan Forsythe will make another start at third base in Turner's place.

  • Johan Camargo 3B | ATL

    Braves' Johan Camargo: Not in Saturday's lineup

    Camargo is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Phillies.

    Camargo will be held out Saturday after starting the last three games at first base. Rio Ruiz will man the hot corner in Camargo's place.

  • Cubs' Tommy La Stella: Takes at-bat Friday

    La Stella (leg) pinch hit in Friday's victory over the Brewers and recorded the eventual game-winning RBI on a bases-loaded walk.

    Due to his leg issue and the Cubs getting healthy La Stella had recorded just two at-bats since his last start Sept. 10, but his lack of activity did not prevent him from working the key walk Friday night. La Stella figures to continue playing sparingly, but he is seemingly healthy heading into the final week of the regular season.