MLB Recent Player News
|6/24/2016||Anthony Rizzo, ChC, 1B|
|Rizzo (stiff back) was held out of the starting lineup Friday for the second game in a row but was feeling better, manager Joe Maddon said.
Analysis: Rizzo has been dealing with discomfort in his back throughout the season.
|6/24/2016||Justin Bour, Mia, 1B|
|Bour hit a grand slam in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Cubs.
Analysis: Bour has been on a bit of a tear, batting .478 with three homers and 10 RBIS in his last eight games. He is 1 for 4 with a homer and two strikeouts against John Lackey, who is slated to take the ball for the Cubs on Saturday.
|6/24/2016||Carlos Santana, Cle, 1B|
|Santana had two hits Friday against the Tigers.
Analysis: He has 12 RBIs in his last 13 games.
|6/24/2016||Cameron Maybin, Det, CF|
|Maybi8n had three hits Friday.
Analysis: Maybin is batting .465 with 12 RBIs in 20 games at Comerica Park this season.
|6/24/2016||Kris Bryant, ChC, 3B|
|Bryant blasted his 18th homer in the Cubs' 5-4 win at Miami on Friday.
Analysis: The solo shot gave Bryant 50 RBIs in 70 games. He is batting .301 with nine home runs in 36 games on the road this season after hitting .243 with five homers in 75 contests away from Wrigley Field as a rookie in 2015.
|6/24/2016||Yan Gomes, Cle, C|
|Gomes was out of Friday's lineup after having a cyst drained on his lower back.
Analysis: He was available for late-inning duty and expected to play on Saturday.
|6/24/2016||Jordan Zimmermann, Det, P|
|Zimmermann (9-5) allowed seven runs on nine hits in a season-worst 3 2/3 innings Friday against the Indians.
Analysis: This was the third time this season that Zimmermann has yielded seven earned runs in a game.
|6/24/2016||Willson Contreras, ChC, C|
|Contreras homered and drove in three runs to help the Cubs break their longest losing streak of the season at four games by beating the Marlins 5-4 Friday night.
Analysis: Contreras, who is pegged to start for three of Chicago's starting pitchers, is 7 for 17 with three home runs and eight RBIs in his first seven games.
|6/24/2016||Jason Kipnis, Cle, 2B|
|Kipnis hit two of Cleveland's four triples in its 7-4 victory Friday night over Detroit.
Analysis: Kipnis has 13 RBIs in 21 games this month.
|6/24/2016||Starling Marte, Pit, LF|
|Marte (sore left foot) went 2 for 5 in Friday's win over the Dodgers after being limited to pinch hitting in the previous two games.
Analysis: The outfielder was hurt while chasing Ramiro Pena's triple on Tuesday.
|6/24/2016||Joey Votto, Cin, 1B|
|Votto returned Friday and went 0 for 3 with a pair of walks in the Reds' 13-4 loss to the Padres.
Analysis: Votto missed two games and was limited to a pinch-hit appearance in the third game because of a stomach ailment.
|6/24/2016||Jon Jay, SD, CF|
|Jay was out of the lineup for the fourth straight game in Friday's 13-4 win over the Reds.
Analysis: Jay was hit on the right forearm by a pitch on Sunday. Manager Andy Green said he'll be examined in San Diego on Monday to determine whether he needs to go on the disabled list.
|6/24/2016||Logan Morrison, TB, 1B|
|Morrison had two hits Friday.
Analysis: He is 3 for 7 in two games after going 0 for 11 in his previous three.
|6/24/2016||Corey Dickerson, TB, LF|
|Dickerson clubbed a two-run homer for one of his two hits Friday.
Analysis: He is 4 for 10 in three games.
|6/24/2016||Matt Moore, TB, P|
|The Orioles got their first baserunner against Matt Moore (3-5) in the bottomg of the fifth inning Friday when they scored a run, then scored four times in the sixth.
Analysis: Moore is 0-2 with a 7.23 ERA in his last four road starts.
|6/24/2016||Melvin Upton Jr., SD, LF|
|Upton had a pair of two-run homers on Friday as the Padres rolled to a 13-4 victory over the Reds.
Analysis: Upton has hit safely in eight of nine games, batting .432 with three home runs, eight RBIs and 10 runs.
|6/24/2016||Wil Myers, SD, 1B|
|Myers homered and drove in five runs on Friday as the Padres rolled to a 13-4 victory over the Reds.
Analysis: Myers has been on a roll for the last three-plus weeks, totaling MLB highs of 10 homers, nine doubles, 28 RBIs and a .802 slugging percentage in June.
|6/24/2016||Chris Davis, Bal, 1B|
|Davis had two hits with two RBIs on Friday.
Analysis: He is 8 for 20 with four doubles in the last five games.
|6/24/2016||Manny Machado, Bal, 3B|
|Machado of the Orioles marked his return from a four-game suspension by hitting his 18th home run in the eighth Friday.
Analysis: The Orioles are certainly glad to regain the services of Machado, who is 16 for 35 with 10 runs scored in his last eight games.
|6/24/2016||Álex Rodríguez, NYY, DH|
|Rodriguez had two hits Friday.
Analysis: The underachieving former superstar has at least one hit in six of his last seven games.
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