MLB Recent Player News
|8/2/2015||Buster Posey, SF, C|
|Posey had another three hits - including his 15th home run - in Saturday's 9-7 win at Texas.
Analysis: Posey is hitting .459 with 12 RBIs over his last 15 games.
|8/2/2015||Hank Conger, Hou, C|
|Conger went 3 for 4 with two home runs and five RBIs in Saturday's 9-2 win over the Diamondbacks.
Analysis: Conger is 6 for 10 over his last three games.
|8/2/2015||Clayton Kershaw, LAD, P|
|Kershaw struck out seven, walked one and retired his last 15 batters in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Angels.
Analysis: Kershaw's previous start was a three-hit shutout on July 23 at New York in which he took a perfect game into the seventh inning. The three-time Cy Young Award winner hasn't given up a run since Wilmer Flores' RBI single for the Mets on July 3 at Dodger Stadium.
|8/2/2015||Lucas Duda, NYM, 1B|
|Duda went 3 for 3 with two more home runs in Saturday's 3-2 win over Washington.
Analysis: Duda is on a nice little tear, going 9 for 24 with eight homers in his last seven games.
|8/2/2015||Anthony Rizzo, ChC, 1B|
|Rizzo homered for a fourth straight game in Saturday's 4-2 win at Milwaukee.
Analysis: Rizzo is 8 for 15 with nine RBIs over that span.
|8/2/2015||Ryan Howard, Phi, 1B|
|Howard stayed hot Saturday, going 3 for 4 with a double in a 12-2 win over the Braves.
Analysis: Howard is batting .467 with two homers and 12 RBIs in his last eight games and should be in your lineup.
|8/2/2015||Ian Kinsler, Det, 2B|
|Kinsler had at least three hits for the third straight game Saturday.
Analysis: Kinsler is as hot as can be, going 10 for 14 in those three games.
|8/2/2015||Travis Shaw, Bos, 1B|
|Shaw had a game to remember on Saturday, going 4 for 4 with two homers and five runs scored in an 11-7 win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Shaw had been 3 for 15 over his previous nine games with the Red Sox.
|8/2/2015||Xander Bogaerts, Bos, SS|
|Bogaerts went 4 for 5 with a double and three RBIs in Saturday's 11-7 win.
Analysis: Bogaerts has been a bright spot for the Red Sox, batting .396 with 18 RBIs in 25 games since July 2.
|8/2/2015||Jose Bautista, Tor, RF|
|Bautista went 3 for 4 with two home runs in Saturday's 7-6 loss to Kansas City.
Analysis: Bautista had been 4 for 27 since last hitting a homer on July 24.
|8/2/2015||Ben Zobrist, KC, 2B|
|Zobrist went 3 for 4 with two home runs in Kansas City's 7-6 win at Toronto on Saturday.
Analysis: Zobrist had been 1 for 8 in his previous two games for the Royals.
|8/2/2015||Michael Conforto, NYM, LF|
|Conforto's minor league assignment lasted all of one day. The New York Mets recalled their top hitting prospect from Triple-A Las Vegas when fellow outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with discomfort in his neck and left shoulder.
Analysis: Conforto was optioned to Las Vegas on Saturday to make room for slugger Yoenis Cespedes, acquired Friday in a deadline deal with Detroit. But the rookie never even left New York, and he was back on the big league roster before Sunday night's series finale against Washington. The addition of Cespedes created a bit of a logjam in the outfield, where Gold Glove center fielder Juan Lagares (.280 on-base percentage) is being pushed to the bench as the Mets seek more offense.
|8/2/2015||Kirk Nieuwenhuis, NYM, LF|
|The New York Mets have placed Nieuwenhuis on the disabled list.
Analysis: The outfielder has a pinched nerve in his neck/upper back.
|8/2/2015||Andrelton Simmons, Atl, SS|
|Simmons has a sprained right thumb.
Analysis: The Atlanta shortstop is expected to have an MRI on Monday and will likely miss a few days, the Braves' official website reported. "There is no timetable. We're on top of it. We'll get him some ice and treatment and see how quickly we can get him back on the field," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. Atlanta is expected to use Daniel Castro as Simmons' replacement.
|8/2/2015||Kris Bryant, ChC, 3B|
|Bryant has left Sunday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers following a headfirst slide at second base.
Analysis: Bryant singled home Kyle Schwarber in the top of the fifth to give the Cubs a 4-1 lead and he tried for second after the Brewers threw home. The play was cut off and the Brewers tried to get Bryant at second. Shortstop Jean Segura appeared to tag Bryant on his helmet, before Bryant's neck or upper back appeared to hit Segura's leg on the slide.
|8/2/2015||Tanner Scheppers, Tex, P|
|The Texas Rangers have placed right-handed setup man Tanner Scheppers on the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation.
Analysis: In Texas' 9-7 loss to San Francisco in 11 innings on Saturday night, Scheppers came on with two outs in the eighth inning and allowed three straight RBI hits and failed to retire a batter.
|8/2/2015||Rick Porcello, Bos, P|
|The Red Sox have placed struggling right-hander Rick Porcello on the 15-day disabled list because of soreness in his right triceps.
Analysis: The 26-year-old Porcello was expected to be a top-of-the rotation starter, but he is 5-11 with a 5.81 ERA in 20 starts.
|8/2/2015||Diego Moreno, NYY, P|
|The New York Yankees have placed reliever Diego Moreno on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.
Analysis: Moreno allowed four runs and four hits in three innings in the Yankees' 8-2 loss to the White Sox on Saturday. Manager Joe Girardi says Moreno will be examined by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad on Monday.
|8/2/2015||Tommy Milone, Min, P|
|The Minnesota Twins will place pitcher Tommy Milone on the 15-day disabled list with a mild left elbow strain, retroactive to Aug. 1.
Analysis: Milone complained of pain following his Friday start in which he gave up four runs to the Seattle Mariners in six innings. The left-hander is 5-3 with a 3.76 ERA in 14 starts this season.
|8/2/2015||Matt Moore, TB, P|
|The Tampa Bay Rays have demoted left-hander Matt Moore to the minors to continue his comeback from Tommy John surgery. He will go to Triple-A Durham and pitch on a regular schedule. Manager Kevin Cash said the Rays are shifting to a four-man rotation and they didn't want Moore to move to the bullpen.
Analysis: Moore (1-3) made his sixth start since returning from the April 2014 surgery on Saturday and gave up six runs on nine hits, walking one and striking out two in an 11-7 loss to the Boston Red Sox. He's failed to go past five innings in his comeback.
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