MLB Recent Player News
|5/24/2013||David Phelps, P (NYY)||Phelps left in the eighth when it appeared he was hit in the right arm by a drive up the middle by Ben Zobrist.
Analysis: He walked off the field and was replaced by Boone Logan. His status going forward is uncertain.
|5/24/2013||Anibal Sanchez, P (Det)||Mauer has singled with one out in the ninth for the first hit against Sanchez on Friday.
Analysis: Bidding for his second career no-hitter, Sanchez allowed only that hit, struck out 12 and walked three to earn the complete-game 6-0 win over Minnesota.
|5/24/2013||Curtis Granderson, CF (NYY)||Granderson was hit on the left hand by a pitch, which X-rays showed a broken knuckle on his pinkie finger.
Analysis: Granderson was hit by Cesar Ramos' pitch in the fifth inning of Friday night's game against Tampa Bay and at first stayed in the game. He later scored, but was replaced defensively by Ichiro Suzuki in the bottom of the inning. He missed the first 38 games this season with a broken right forearm, the result of a hit by pitch in his first at-bat at spring training.
|5/24/2013||Brett Lawrie, 3B (Tor)||Lawrie and manager John Gibbons were ejected after the third inning of Friday's game against Baltimore.
Analysis: Lawrie flipped his bat and tossed his helmet and gloves on the ground after being called out on strikes to end the third, and was ejected by home plate umpire Dan Bellino. Gibbons was ejected by Bellino after he came out to argue.
|5/24/2013||Burch Smith, P (SD)||The San Diego Padres have recalled left-hander Tommy Layne from Triple-A Tucson and optioned Smith.
Analysis: The 23-year-old Smith made three starts for the Padres, going 0-1 with an 18.41 ERA and 11 strikeouts.
|5/24/2013||Tommy Layne, P (SD)||The San Diego Padres have recalled Layne from Triple-A Tucson and optioned right-hander Burch Smith.
Analysis: The 28-year-old Layne was 1-3 with a 4.00 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 19 appearances at Tucson. He went 2-0 with a 3.24 ERA with 25 strikeouts in 26 games with the Padres last season after being acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
|5/24/2013||Alex Sanabia, P (Mia)||Sanabia says he didn't know it was illegal to spit on the ball, the way he did Monday against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Analysis: Cameras caught Sanabia spitting on the ball after the Phillies' Domonic Brown homered off him during the second inning of Monday's game in Miami. He said Friday before the Marlins' game against the Chicago White Sox he hasn't been contacted by Major League Baseball about what he did.
|5/24/2013||Hiram Burgos, P (Mil)||Burgos was placed on the 15-day DL with a right shoulder impingement to make room for Tom Gorzelanny on the roster.
Analysis: Burgos is not expected to miss a significant amount of time. He is 1-2 with a 6.44 ERA in six starts this season. Mike Fiers (1-2, 5.93) will take Burgos' place in the rotation.
|5/24/2013||Michael Stutes, P (Phi)||The Philadelphia Phillies have recalled utility player Michael Martinez and Stutes.
Analysis: Stutes went 6-2 with a 3.63 ERA in 62 innings for the Phillies in 2011, but has missed more than a year after undergoing elbow surgery last summer.
|5/24/2013||Michael Martinez, 2B (Phi)||The Philadelphia Phillies have recalled Martinez and right-handed reliever Michael Stutes.
Analysis: Martinez was hitting .239 in 32 games for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He replaces second baseman Chase Utley, who was placed on the disabled list Thursday with an oblique strain. Freddy Galvis was slated to start at second base for Philadelphia on Friday.
|5/24/2013||Jesus Sucre, C (Sea)||The Seattle Mariners have designated infielder Robert Andino for assignment, recalled infielder Carlos Triunfel from Triple-A Tacoma and selected Sucre.
Analysis: Sucre had played in only 14 games with Tacoma, but was hitting .302 and had thrown out seven of 18 base runners this season. Sucre was in the starting lineup on Friday.
|5/24/2013||Carlos Triunfel, SS (Sea)||The Seattle Mariners have designated infielder Robert Andino for assignment, recalled Triunfel from Triple-A Tacoma and selected catcher Jesus Sucre.
Analysis: Triunfel will be making his second appearance with the big league club after playing in 10 games last season for the Mariners. He was hitting .300 with 14 doubles and 19 RBIs in 44 games with Tacoma this season.
|5/24/2013||Robert Andino, 2B (Sea)||The Seattle Mariners have designated Andino for assignment, recalled infielder Carlos Triunfel from Triple-A Tacoma and selected catcher Jesus Sucre.
Analysis: Andino was made 22 starts for the Mariners at three different positions, but struggled at the plate no matter his spot. Andino hit just .184.
|5/24/2013||Cord Phelps, 2B (Cle)||The Indians optioned Phelps to Triple-A Columbus on Friday.
Analysis: Phelps was 0 for 9 in four games with Cleveland, helping to fill in as Nick Swisher missed three games on the paternity list.
|5/24/2013||Nick Swisher, 1B (Cle)||Swisher is back from the paternity list after his wife, JoAnna, had the couple's first child, a girl. Swisher missed three games. To make room for him, the Indians optioned infielder Cord Phelps to Triple-A Columbus.
Analysis: Swisher was in the starting lineup and batting fourth for Friday night's game against the Boston Red Sox. Swisher is in his first season with the Indians, who signed him to a four-year, $56 million free agent contract in December. He is batting .274 with six homers and 16 RBIs.
|5/24/2013||Ryan Lavarnway, C (Bos)||Lavarnway was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday.
Analysis: The move comes after David Ross was activated from the seven-day concussion disabled list.
|5/24/2013||Jose Iglesias, SS (Bos)||Boston recalled Iglesias from Triple-A Pawtucket Friday.
Analysis: Iglesias hit .450 in six games for Pawtucket.
|5/24/2013||Alfredo Aceves, P (Bos)||The Red Sox recalled Aceves from Triple-A Pawtucket Friday.
Analysis: Aceves was 1-1 with an 8.66 ERA for Pawtucket.
|5/24/2013||Danny Espinosa, 2B (Was)||Espinosa has a broken bone in his right wrist and will rest a few days to see if it improves.
Analysis: Manager Davey Johnson said Friday that Espinosa has been playing with discomfort since getting hit by a pitch April 14 against the Atlanta Braves. Espinosa also has a bone chip in the wrist, but the main concern is a small fracture that needs time to heal. The Nationals want to avoid putting Espinosa on the disabled list, so they are hoping a few days of rest will be enough.
|5/24/2013||Sean Marshall, P (Cin)||The Reds have placed Marshall on the 15-day disabled list for the second time this season because of a sore pitching shoulder.
Analysis: Marshall's left shoulder became tired during spring training, and he went on the disabled list from April 10-25 with tendinitis. The problem reoccurred when he resumed pitching, so the Reds put him back on the disabled list Friday before the start of a series against the Chicago Cubs. Marshall was 0-1 with a 2.57 ERA in only 11 appearances covering 7 innings.
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