MLB Recent Player News
|8/29/2014||Josh Outman, P (NYY)||The Yankees have acquired Outman in a trade with the Cleveland Indians. The Indians will receive a player to be named or cash in Thursday's trade.
Analysis: Outman has spent time with the Indians and Triple-A Columbus this season. He was in the minors at the time of the deal. Outman is 4-0 with a 3.28 ERA in 31 relief appearances with Cleveland this season. He made his major league debut in 2008 with Oakland and is 16-11 with a 4.49 ERA in six seasons with the Athletics, Rockies and Indians. Outman went 3-1 with a 4.43 ERA in 23 games with Columbus this year.
|8/29/2014||Michael Mariot, P (KC)||Mariot was placed on the 60-day DL with a strained right hamstring.
Analysis: Mariot is an afterthought when it comes to fantasy baseball.
|8/29/2014||Vic Black, P (NYM)||Black is headed to the DL with a herniated disk.
Analysis: Black is 2-3 with a 2.20 ERA in 39 relief appearances.
|8/29/2014||Daniel Murphy, 2B (NYM)||The New York Mets have put Murphy on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right calf and promoted infielder Dilson Herrera from Double-A.
Analysis: The Mets made the moves Thursday night after a 6-1 loss to Atlanta. Murphy had a MRI, and additional information was expected to be available on Friday. "It's frustrating," Murphy said. "It ended up being a little worse than I thought. It's frustrating to the other 24 guys in here. It's always nice to stay off the DL. I have to be smart about it and try to get healthy."
|8/28/2014||Scott Downs, P (KC)||Downs has been activated from the disabled list.
Analysis: Downs was out with a stiff neck.
|8/28/2014||Jayson Nix, 3B (KC)||The Kansas City Royals claimed infielder Jayson Nix off waivers Thursday from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Analysis: Nix hit .133 in 34 games this season with the Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies. He is a career .214 hitter in seven big league seasons. He's also played for Colorado, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland and Toronto.
|8/28/2014||Nolan Reimold, LF (Ari)||The Arizona Diamondbacks have claimed outfielder Nolan Reimold off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.
Analysis: The 30-year-old appeared in 22 games with the Blue Jays this season, hitting .212 with two home runs and nine RBIs. He began the season on the Baltimore Orioles' disabled list after undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck. Reimold was then designated for assignment on July 1 and was claimed off waivers by Toronto on July 6.
|8/28/2014||Clayton Kershaw, P (LAD)||Kershaw allowed an unearned run and struck out 10 in eight innings of Wednesday's 3-1 victory over Arizona.
Analysis: Kershaw has struck out at least 10 in three straight outings, and his 16 wins are the most in the majors.
|8/28/2014||Jorge Soler, RF (ChC)||Soler homered in his first major league at-bat and finished 2 for 4 in Wednesday's 7-5 loss to Cincinnati.
Analysis: Soler is one of the Cubs' top prospects, and fantasy owners would be wise to keep an eye on his progress for a late-season push.
|8/28/2014||Denard Span, CF (Was)||Span went 3 for 4 with a homer and three runs scored in Wednesday's 8-4 loss to Philadelphia.
Analysis: Span hadn't homered since May 21 against Cincinnati. He's never hit more than eight in a season.
|8/28/2014||Chris Carter, 1B (Hou)||Carter hit his 33rd home run in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to Oakland.
Analysis: Carter has homered in three straight games after going 2 for 24 over his previous seven.
|8/28/2014||Jose Abreu, 1B (CWS)||Abreu went 3 for 4 with two RBIs in Wednesday's 3-2 win over Cleveland.
Analysis: Abreu is 10 for 19 over his last five games.
|8/28/2014||Drew Smyly, P (TB)||Smyly allowed one run and two hits through seven innings of Wednesday's 3-1 win over Baltimore.
Analysis: Smyly is 3-0 with a 0.88 ERA over his last four starts.
|8/28/2014||Leonys Martin, CF (Tex)||Martin hit a two-run homer and went 3 for 5 with three RBIs in Wednesday's 12-4 win over Seattle.
Analysis: Martin is hitting .440 over his last 14 games.
|8/28/2014||Rougned Odor, 2B (Tex)||Odor became the youngest player to hit a big league grand slam since Jose Reyes in 2003, connecting in the third inning of Wednesday's 12-4 win over Seattle.
Analysis: Odor, who has six home runs this season, got his first slam at 20 years, 205 days. Reyes was 20 years, 4 days when he homered for the New York Mets against Jarrod Washburn at Anaheim on June 15, 2003.
|8/28/2014||Yusmeiro Petit, P (SF)||Petit has set a major league record by retiring 46 consecutive batters.
Analysis: Petit set down the first eight Colorado hitters he faced Thursday, setting the record by striking out Charlie Culberson and drawing a standing ovation at AT&T Park. That broke the mark held by Mark Buehrle with 45 in a row for the Chicago White Sox in 2009.
|8/28/2014||Masahiro Tanaka, P (NYY)||New York Yankees star Masahiro Tanaka threw 49 pitches in a simulated game Thursday and did not report any unusual pain as he recovers from a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament.
Analysis: The Japanese right-hander is 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA in his first season in the majors, but he hasn't pitched since July 8. Manager Joe Girardi says Tanaka didn't shy away from any of his pitches Thursday, and Tanaka said any soreness he felt was normal for a session like this.
|8/28/2014||Dylan Axelrod, P (Cin)||The Reds have recalled right-hander Dylan Axelrod to start against the Cubs on Thursday.
Analysis: Axelrod was obtained from the Chicago White Sox for cash on July 16. He started Aug. 17 against the Rockies and was optioned back to Triple-A Louisville the next day. Axelrod left the game with a lead but a blown save gave him a no-decision.
|8/27/2014||Wilin Rosario, C (Col)||The Colorado Rockies placed left-hander Boone Logan and Rosario on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.
Analysis: Rosario, nursing an inflamed left wrist, has batted .248 with 10 home runs and 43 RBIs in 91 games.
|8/27/2014||Boone Logan, P (Col)||The Colorado Rockies placed Logan and catcher Wilin Rosario on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.
Analysis: Logan, on the disabled list for the third time this season, has left elbow inflammation for the second time. He is 2-3 with a 6.84 ERA in 35 relief appearances.
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