MLB Player News

  • Rangers' Miguel Gonzalez: Takes tough-luck loss Saturday

    Gonzalez (8-12) took the loss Saturday against the Athletics, despite giving up only one run on four hits in six innings and striking out five.

    The right-hander has allowed only two runs in his last two starts for Texas. His 4.62 ERA, however, should reflect that perhaps he's getting a bit fortunate. Of course, Gonzalez will face these same Athletics at home next week, which still makes him a decent streamer -- despite the repeat matchup -- because the A's rank among the league leaders in strikeouts.

  • Blake Treinen RP | OAK

    Athletics' Blake Treinen: Locks down another save Saturday

    Treinen worked around a hit to record his 14th save of the season Saturday against the Rangers. He struck out two batters.

    Treinen continues to be a pleasant surprise as Oakland's closer choice, saving his second game of the weekend. The right-hander boasts a 2.31 ERA and has converted 11 of 14 save conversions in 35 innings since the A's acquired him.

  • Khris Davis LF | OAK

    Athletics' Khris Davis: Clobbers 40th homer Saturday

    Davis hit his 40th home run of the season Saturday, a solo blast, during a 1-for-3 effort against the Rangers.

    He pelted a laser to right-center field off Texas' Miguel Gonzalez to provide the only run in this surprising pitcher's duel. Davis' .241 batting average continues to hold him back for fantasy value, but even in a season packed with power, his stability in that category likely has helped many a fantasy title contender.

  • Raul Alcantara RP | OAK

    Athletics' Raul Alcantara: Shines with win in spot start

    Alcantara (1-1) earned the win Saturday against the Rangers, throwing five shutout innings while working around two hits and two walks in Oakland's 1-0 victory over the Rangers. He struck out five.

    A last-minute replacement for Sean Manaea (back), Alcantara spun a gem, eking out just enough innings to qualify for the helpful decision. He threw 49 strikes in 86 pitches, though, which reflects his risky skill set. Still, AL-only players and desperate mixed streamers desperate enough to start him came away with a pleasant surprise. He may take another turn if Manaea can't go Thursday on the road against these same Rangers.

  • Tim Beckham SS | BAL

    Orioles' Tim Beckham: Hamstring injury confirmed

    Beckham is doubtful to play Sunday after injuring his hamstring Saturday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. However, manager Buck Showalter isn't sure if the injury will end Beckham's season, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.

    The club presumably will perform more tests on their shortstop's hamstring. Beckham's status should become clearer in the next few days, though it's looking like a long shot that he'll return Tuesday after an expected Sunday break and a Monday off.

  • Alex Colome RP | TB

    Rays' Alex Colome: Notches 46th save Saturday

    Colome retired the only batter he faced to earn his 46th save Saturday against the Orioles.

    The Rays had an eight-run lead to start the ninth inning, but after six runs crossed the plate, Colome was called upon to close out the contest, which he did on two pitches. Even though he's blown six saves, he's an elite fantasy option with 46 saves and a 3.17 ERA.

  • Orioles' Jeremy Hellickson: Hurls quality start in Saturday loss

    Hellickson allowed three runs on four hits and one walk while striking out four over six innings to take the loss Saturday against the Rays.

    Hellickson's only mistake was giving up a three-run homer to Lucas Duda, but since the offense failed to give him much support, he suffered his sixth loss since joining the Orioles. With a 5.43 ERA, he hasn't been a very useful fantasy option. His next start has yet to be determined.

  • Lucas Duda 1B | TB

    Rays' Lucas Duda: Slugs 13th homer of season Saturday

    Duda went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer Saturday against the Orioles.

    Duda blasted his 13th bomb with the Rays in the third inning to give the Rays a 3-1 lead in a game they'd go on to win. Although he's launched five homers this month, he's hitting below .160 in September, and that's been a reflection of the hitter he's been since joining Tampa Bay in late-July.

  • Rays' Jake Odorizzi: Fans nine in Saturday win

    Odorizzi (10-8) allowed one unearned run on three hits and two walks while striking out nine to earn the victory Saturday against the Orioles.

    Odorizzi gave up a first-inning run, but silenced the Orioles' bats the rest of the way while Lucas Duda smashed a three-run homer to give him enough run support to win his tenth game of the year. He's allowed just three earned runs over four September starts to lower his ERA from 4.85 to 4.26, and he's been a strong fantasy option down the stretch. He'll make his next start Friday against the Orioles.

  • Tim Beckham SS | BAL

    Orioles' Tim Beckham: Leaves Saturday game with apparent leg injury

    Beckham was removed from the Orioles' Saturday game after suffering an apparent hamstring injury while legging out an infield single, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.

    Beckham went straight inside to presumably be examined and was replaced at first base by pinch runner J.J. Hardy. More details on Beckham should be revealed in the coming hours.