MLB Player News

  • Yandy Diaz 3B | CLE

    Indians' Yandy Diaz: Gets breather Wednesday

    Diaz is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels.

    It's a well deserved breather for Diaz, who has started 16 straight games for the Tribe, slashing .294/.379/.333 with a pair of stolen bases and a 7:6 K:BB over that stretch. Giovanny Urshela will start this one at the hot corner, batting ninth.

  • Padres' Cory Spangenberg: Out of lineup Wednesday

    Spangenberg is not in the starting nine for Wednesday's game against Arizona.

    Spangenberg retreats to the bench for the second time this series as Christian Villanueva draws another start at the hot corner. Since Sept. 4, Spangenberg is hitting just .128/.227/.154 with one extra-base hit and 13 strikeouts.

  • Manny Machado 3B | BAL

    Orioles' Manny Machado: Out with illness

    Machado, who is out of the Wednesday's lineup against the Red Sox, is dealing with an illness, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.

    He is 3-for-29 (.103) over his last eight games, and it is unclear exactly when the illness popped up. It sounds like he is just day-to-day. Ryan Flaherty will start at the hot corner and hit ninth.

  • Alex Bregman 3B | HOU

    Astros' Alex Bregman: Out of Wednesday's lineup

    Bregman is not in the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.

    Bregman will receive a rare night off Wednesday and give way to Marwin Gonzalez at third base. Bregman, who's hit .279 with an .809 OPS over 144 games this season, figures to rejoin the lineup for Thursday's series finale against the White Sox.

  • Rafael Devers 3B | BOS

    Red Sox's Rafael Devers: Headed to bench Wednesday

    Devers is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Orioles, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

    Devers has started 13 straight games, over which he's posted a solid .314/.352/.392 line. However, he's been a liability on defense and committed in error in each of Boston's last five contests. He'll get the night off while Deven Marrero fills in at third base.

  • Manny Machado 3B | BAL

    Orioles' Manny Machado: Day off Wednesday

    Machado is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox.

    Over the last 10 games Machado has slashed a bleak .162/.220/.243. He'll get a rare day off as Ryan Flaherty draws a start at the hot corner. Machado should be back in the lineup for Thursday's series opener against the Rays.

  • Rio Ruiz 3B | ATL

    Braves' Rio Ruiz: Not in Wednesday's lineup

    Ruiz is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals.

    Ruiz retreats to the bench after going 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts during Tuesday's contest. In his place, Johan Camargo will draw the start at the hot corner.

  • J.P. Crawford 3B | PHI

    Phillies' J.P. Crawford: Day off Wednesday

    Crawford is out of the lineup against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

    Crawford receives a day off following nine consecutive starts, hitting .310/.432/.483 with five RBI and five runs during that span. For Wednesday's game, Maikel Franco will man the hot corner while Cesar Hernandez and Freddy Galvis play up the middle.

  • Jung Ho Kang 3B | PIT

    Pirates' Jung Ho Kang: Anxious for winter ball

    Kang (suspension), who hasn't played in organized baseball since October of 2016, is looking forward to playing in the upcoming Dominican Winter League, the team's official website reports.

    The 30-year-old has continued to work out in South Korea while holding baseball clinics for young kids. "Just the fact that I'll be playing actual games will be significant in and of itself," Kang said. "The most important thing is to make adjustments as quickly as I can, and just get back my feel for the game. I've been away for too long." The infielder is still without a visa and could face additional suspensions from the Pirates and/or Major League Baseball when and if he does receive his working visa. Kang remains under contract with Pittsburgh for 2018 with an option for 2019. His pathway back to the major leagues is cloudy, but there's still a chance he could contribute next year.

  • Matt Chapman 3B | OAK

    Athletics' Matt Chapman: Smacks 13th round tripper in wild win

    Chapman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's 9-8 win over the Tigers.

    The 24-year-old's round tripper was his first since Sept. 10 and helped snap a 1-for-21 slump over the previous six games. Chapman has seven extra-base hits (three doubles, a triple and three homers) overall in September, which has partly made up for an unsightly .217 average over that span.