MLB Recent Player News
|7/28/2014||Jayson Werth, RF (Was)||Werth left Monday's game with an apparent leg injury.
Analysis: It's an uncertain situation for Werth, who limped off the field.
|7/28/2014||T.J. McFarland, P (Bal)||McFarland (4-2) worked one inning for the victory Sunday. His effort came on a day when his grandmother passed away in Chicago.
Analysis: He plans to leave the team beginning Monday for at least three days to attend her funeral.
|7/28/2014||Craig Gentry, CF (Oak)||The Oakland Athletics have put Gentry on the 15-day disabled list because of a broken right hand.
Analysis: Gentry was injured Sunday at Texas when he hit by a pitch. He was on the disabled list at the start of the season with a lower back strain.
|7/28/2014||Erik Kratz, C (KC)||The Toronto Blue Jays have traded right-hander Liam Hendriks and Kratz to the Kansas City Royals for infielder Danny Valencia.
Analysis: The 34-year-old Kratz hit .198 with three homers and 10 RBIs in 34 games for Toronto.
|7/28/2014||Liam Hendriks, P (KC)||The Toronto Blue Jays have traded Hendriks and catcher Erik Kratz to the Kansas City Royals for infielder Danny Valencia. The deal between playoff contenders was announced as the Blue Jays were starting their game in Boston on Monday night.
Analysis: The 25-year-old Hendriks was 1-0 with a 6.08 ERA in three starts for Toronto. He was a Triple-A All-Star this year at Buffalo, going 8-1 with a 2.33 ERA.
|7/28/2014||Danny Valencia, 3B (Tor)||The Toronto Blue Jays have traded right-hander Liam Hendriks and catcher Erik Kratz to the Kansas City Royals for Valencia. The deal between playoff contenders was announced as the Blue Jays were starting their game in Boston on Monday night.
Analysis: The 29-year-old Valencia hit .282 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in 36 games for Kansas City. He also has played for Minnesota, Boston and Baltimore.
|7/28/2014||Darwin Barney, 2B (LAD)||The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Barney in a trade with the Chicago Cubs.
Analysis: Barney won a Gold Glove in 2012 after tying the major league single-season record with 141 consecutive errorless games. But he was designated for assignment last Tuesday after hitting .230 with 16 RBIs in 72 games this season.
|7/28/2014||Jose Altuve, 2B (Hou)||Altuve was 3 for 4 with his fourth homer in Sunday's 4-2 loss to Miami, extending his hitting streak to nine games.
Analysis: Altuve is batting .395 with 18 stolen bases over his last 34 games and is 18 for 42 (.429) during his hitting streak.
|7/28/2014||Chris Archer, P (TB)||Archer gave up a three-run homer to David Ortiz in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Boston.
Analysis: Archer fell to 6-6 with a 3.37 ERA on the season. He's 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA in his last three home starts.
|7/28/2014||Rick Porcello, P (Det)||Porcello allowed one unearned run and five hits over seven innings against the Angels on Sunday.
Analysis: While Porcello didn't receive a decision, he's now 3-0 with a 1.00 ERA over his last five road starts.
|7/28/2014||Devin Mesoraco, C (Cin)||Mesoraco went 2 for 4 with two RBIs Sunday.
Analysis: Mesoraco is hitting .293 with a .940 OPS so he knows what he is doing up at the plate - but maybe not behind it since he is 47th among catchers in terms of throwing out runners trying to steal.
|7/28/2014||Hyun-jin Ryu, P (LAD)||Ryu won his third straight start Sunday, allowing three runs over six innings with seven strikeouts in a 4-3 victory at San Francisco.
Analysis: Ryu has limited opponents to five runs over 19 innings while winning his last three outings.
|7/28/2014||Jake Peavy, P (SF)||Peavy couldn't end his losing streak in his first start with the Gaints Sunday, giving up four runs - three earned - and six hits over six innings in a 4-3 loss to the Dodgers.
Analysis: Peavy has lost his last 10 decisions. He's 0-10 with a 5.29 ERA in 16 starts since his last victory on April 25.
|7/28/2014||David Freese, 3B (LAA)||Freese went deep in Sunday's 2-1 win over Detroit.
Analysis: Freese is 3 for 22 with just one RBI and 10 strikeouts over the last seven games. Fantasy owners could surely do better.
|7/28/2014||Doug Fister, P (Was)||Fister took advantage of facing the Reds to extend the best season-opening start by any Washington pitcher in a 4-2 Nationals' win Sunday.
Analysis: Fister allowed just three hits with one walk - he has walked more than one batter in just three of his last 17 starts dating back to last season - and five strikeouts in seven shutout innings to reach 10 wins in 14 starts, one fewer than any previous Washington pitcher. Gio Gonzalez reached 10 wins in 15 starts in 2012, and Jordan Zimmermann duplicated him last season.
|7/28/2014||Hanley Ramirez, SS (LAD)||Ramirez was 2 for 4 and drove in a run for the third straight game as the Dodgers completed their sweep of San Francisco with a 4-3 win on Sunday.
Analysis: Ramirez is 14 for 38 over his last 11 games.
|7/28/2014||Jonathan Papelbon, P (Phi)||Papelbon notched his 25th save Sunday.
Analysis: Papelbon has a 1.83 ERA and has turned in a terrific fantasy season for the last-place Phils.
|7/28/2014||Sam Fuld, CF (Min)||Fuld went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a stolen base in Sunday's 4-3 win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Fuld was 2 for 18 over the previous seven games. He remains a decent - but hardly great - fantasy option.
|7/28/2014||Vidal Nuno, P (Ari)||Nuno fell to 0-2 on Sunday for the D-Backs.
Analysis: Nuno, making his fourth start since he was acquired from the New York Yankees, gave up four runs - two earned - four hits and three walks in 6 2-3 innings. he faces the Bucs in his next outing.
|7/28/2014||Yan Gomes, C (Cle)||Gomes went 3 for 5 with a homer and two RBIs in Sunday's 10-3 win at Kansas City.
Analysis: Gomes is batting .439 with three homers and nine RBIs over a 12-game stretch.
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