MLB Recent Player News
|7/1/2016||Seth Smith, Sea, LF|
|Smith contributed a two-run homer to Thursday's 5-3 win over Baltimore.
Analysis: The home run was Smith's first since May 31, though he's hitting .323 over his last 10 games.
|7/1/2016||Chris Tillman, Bal, P|
|Tillman was dealt his first loss since April 14 after allowing four runs in 4 2/3 innings Thursday at Seattle.
Analysis: Tillman (10-2, 3.71) had won nine consecutive decisions and was unbeaten in 13 starts prior to Thursday's defeat. He hasn't been pitching well of late, however, logging an 8.59 ERA over his last three outings.
|7/1/2016||Manny Machado, Bal, 3B|
|Machado stayed red-hot at the plate in Thursday's loss at Seattle, collecting two more hits along with an RBI.
Analysis: Machado is batting a scorching .523 (23 for 44) with nine RBIs and 10 runs scored over a 10-game hitting streak that's raised his season average to .334. He's recorded at least two hits and one RBI in four straight contests.
|7/1/2016||Hyun Soo Kim, Bal, LF|
|Kim went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs in Thursday's loss at Seattle.
Analysis: The Korean outfielder has homered in each of his last two starts and continues to perform well, albeit in a part-time role. Kim is now hitting .344 in 38 games and has posted a .458 average with seven RBIs in his last seven.
|6/30/2016||Oswaldo Arcia, TB, LF|
|Arcia picked up two more hits in Tampa's 10-7 loss to Detroit on Thursday.
Analysis: In six games since joining the Rays, Arcia is 9 for 20 with a homer, four RBIs and four runs.
|6/30/2016||Evan Longoria, TB, 3B|
|Longoria had his second three-hit performance in four games Thursday.
Analysis: Tampa's third baseman is 10 for 21 with four doubles in a five-game hitting streak. His average is up to .284, its highest since mid-April.
|6/30/2016||Logan Forsythe, TB, 2B|
|Forsythe had his third multi-hit effort in four games Thursday.
Analysis: Forsythe is 12 for 26 with a homer, four doubles and four RBIs in a six-game hitting streak.
|6/30/2016||Aledmys Diaz, StL, SS|
|Diaz was held out of the lineup for the third straight game Thursday. He fouled a pitch off the area around his right eye Monday.
Analysis: Diaz hit .480 with two homers, five doubles and eight RBIs in his previous seven games before getting injured.
|6/30/2016||Desmond Jennings, TB, LF|
|Jennings left Thursday's game against Detroit due to tightness in his left hamstring.
Analysis: Jennings is likely day to day with the injury, though his .202 average suggests he's not much of a fantasy option even when healthy.
|6/30/2016||Corey Dickerson, TB, LF|
|Dickerson was back in the Rays' lineup for Thursday's game against Detroit.
Analysis: Dickerson went 2 for 4 in his return from a four-game absence caused by a sore left thumb.
|6/30/2016||Corey Dickerson, TB, LF|
|Dickerson returned to Tampa Bay's lineup Thursday after missing three games with a sore left thumb.
Analysis: Dickerson is 8 for 22 in his past six games.
|6/30/2016||Erasmo Ramírez, TB, P|
|Ramirez's struggles continued Thursday as he allowed four runs, three hits and two walks while retiring one batter in a 10-7 loss to Detroit.
Analysis: Ramirez has a 22.50 ERA in his past five appearances, yielding 13 hits in four innings.
|6/30/2016||Cameron Maybin, Det, CF|
|Maybin delivered a tiebreaking three-run double during an eight-run ninth inning Thursday in an improbable 10-7 win at Tampa Bay. He finished with three hits and a career-high four RBIs.
Analysis: Maybin is swinging a hot bat, going 11 for 24 (.458) with seven RBIs during a six-game hitting streak.
|6/30/2016||Carlos Carrasco, Cle, P|
|Coming off a four-hit shutout victory at Detroit on Saturday, Carrasco struck out a season-high 14 Thursday and allowed one run and three hits in 7 1/3 innings to beat the Blue Jays 4-1.
Analysis: Carrasco has won back-to-back starts for the first time since April 13 and 19. The right-hander was sidelined from April 25 to June 2 with a strained left hamstring.
|6/30/2016||Oliver Drake, Bal, P|
|Drake was optioned back to Triple-a Norfolk on Thursday.
Analysis: After throwing 3 1/3 scoreless innings in his first two appearances with the Orioles, Drake was roughed up for six runs and five hits over 2 1/3 innings in his last two games.
|6/30/2016||Francisco Peña, Bal, C|
|Pena was optioned back to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday.
Analysis: Pena hit .219 with a home run and three RBIs in nine games for the Orioles while serving as Matt Wieters' backup.
|6/30/2016||Josh Donaldson, Tor, 3B|
|Donaldson homered for the second straight game Thursday.
Analysis: The reigning AL MVP has a nine-game hitting streak and is batting .415 with six homers, six doubles, four triples, 23 runs scored and 23 RBIs in his last 21 contests.
|6/30/2016||T.J. McFarland, Bal, P|
|McFarland was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a left knee injury.
Analysis: McFarland is 2-2 with a 5.63 ERA in 15 appearances this season.
|6/30/2016||Devon Travis, Tor, 2B|
|Travis' hitting streak reached seven games Thursday.
Analysis: Travis is batting .417 with four homers, five doubles and 12 RBIs over his last 15 games.
|6/30/2016||Rajai Davis, Cle, CF|
|Davis homered and doubled to record his second straight multi-hit game Thursday.
Analysis: Davis is batting .429 over his last eight games.
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