MLB Recent Player News
|4/22/2014||Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B (Tex)||Texas third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff left the Rangers' game against the Oakland Athletics with back tightness.
Analysis: The reigning AL Player of the Week left the game after the Rangers batted in the fourth. Luis Sardinas took over at third and committed a fielding error on his first chance, leading to a run.
|4/22/2014||Albert Pujols, 1B (LAA)||On Tuesday night, Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols hit his 499th and 500th career home runs to become the 26th player in major league history with 500.
Analysis: Pujols is the first player in the sport's history to hit home run numbers 499 and 500 in the same game.
|4/22/2014||Juan Perez, CF (SF)||The San Francisco Giants have recalled outfielder Juan Perez from Triple-A Fresno.
Analysis: Perez began the season with the Giants and was hitless in eight at-bats before he was optioned to Fresno on Wednesday.
|4/22/2014||David Huff, P (SF)||The San Francisco Giants have placed left-hander David Huff on the 15-day disabled list.
Analysis: Huff relieved Ryan Vogelsong in the second inning of Monday's 8-2 loss at Colorado and strained his left quad running out an infield single leading off the third inning for his first major league hit. He was scheduled to have an MRI on Tuesday. Huff is 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA in eight games this season.
|4/22/2014||Aaron Barrett, P (Was)||Barrett has been recalled by the Washington Nationals from Triple-A Syracuse, 10 days after being optioned there.
Analysis: The Nationals brought Barrett back before Tuesday's game against the Angels and optioned left-hander Xavier Cedeno to Syracuse. Barrett, a rookie, has given up one hit and hasn't allowed an earned run in 4 1-3 innings over six appearances for Washington in 2014.
|4/22/2014||Matt Moore, P (TB)||Moore has undergone elbow ligament replacement surgery and could be sidelined 12 to 15 months. The Rays announced Tuesday that the surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews on the 24-year-old Moore, who made the AL All-Star team last year.
Analysis: Moore left his start on April 7 in Kansas City due to elbow soreness, and was placed on the 15-day disabled list the following day.
|4/22/2014||Matt Harvey, P (NYM)||Harvey tweeted of himself making an obscene gesture on his way into surgery caused such a stir that the injured New York Mets ace has shut down his Twitter account. Harvey confirms he posted a photo Tuesday morning that showed him raising the middle finger on his left hand as he was about to undergo Tommy John surgery exactly six months ago.
Analysis: Harvey says his mother took the photo and he posted it because he was excited about the milestone and wanted to have a little fun. Harvey says he won't apologize for simply showing his playful personality. The picture generated plenty of attention online, and the Mets say they asked Harvey to take it down because they deemed it inappropriate. Harvey decided to delete his Twitter account entirely.
|4/22/2014||Steve Pearce, LF (Bal)||The Baltimore Orioles have designated Steve Pearce for assignment.
Analysis: The utilityman went 1 for 7 in three games for Baltimore this season.
|4/22/2014||Travis Snider, RF (Pit)||Major League Baseball has suspended four players involved in last Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers, including Snider.
Analysis: Snider must sit two games, but he will appeal.
|4/22/2014||Russell Martin, C (Pit)||Major League Baseball has suspended four players involved in last Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers, including Martin.
Analysis: Martin will be banned one game for the Bucs, but he will appeal.
|4/22/2014||Carlos Gomez, CF (Mil)||Major League Baseball has suspended four players involved in last Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers, including Gomez.
Analysis: Gomez, the fulcrum of the incident, was suspended three games for the Brew Crew.
|4/22/2014||Martin Maldonado, C (Mil)||Major League Baseball has suspended four players involved in last Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers, including Maldonado.
Analysis: Maldonado was suspended five games for the Brewers.
|4/22/2014||Andrew McCutchen, CF (Pit)||McCutchen went 3 for 3 with a solo homer in a 6-5 win over Cincinnati on Monday night.
Analysis: McCutchen has boosted his average to .273 by going 14 for 41 (.341) in his last 10 games. He also has five doubles, two homers and eight RBIs in that stretch.
|4/22/2014||Todd Frazier, 3B (Cin)||Frazier had three hits and drove in a run in a 6-5 loss to Pittsburgh on Monday.
Analysis: Frazier, batting .257, is 5 for 8 in his last two games after going 4 for 37 (.108) in his previous 10.
|4/22/2014||Brandon Phillips, 2B (Cin)||Phillips had three hits and drove in a run in a 6-5 loss to Pittsburgh on Monday night.
Analysis: The Cincinnati second baseman, now batting .291, was 1 for 16 (.063) in his previous four games.
|4/22/2014||Devin Mesoraco, C (Cin)||Mesoraco had three hits and drove in a run in a 6-5 loss to Pittsburgh on Monday.
Analysis: The Cincinnati Reds catcher has a hit in all 10 games he's played this season and is batting .541 (20 for 37) with a team-best 12 RBIs.
|4/22/2014||Ike Davis, 1B (Pit)||Davis became the first player to hit grand slams for different teams in the same April, and the Pittsburgh Pirates twice overcame deficits to beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 on Monday night.
Analysis: Davis hit a game-winning, ninth-inning slam off the Reds' J.J. Hoover on April 5 for the New York Mets, who traded him to the Pirates on Friday. According to STATS, no player previously hit slams for different teams in the same April. Davis became just the third to hit slams for different teams against the same opponent in the same year, following Ray Boone in 1953 and Mike Piazza in 1998.
|4/22/2014||Neil Walker, 2B (Pit)||Walker had an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates twice overcame deficits to beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 on Monday night.
Analysis: Walker had three hits for the second straight game and has raised his average from .229 to .275 in that stretch.
|4/22/2014||Wilin Rosario, C (Col)||Rosario had two hits, including a three-run homer, in an 8-2 win over San Francisco on Monday night.
Analysis: Rosario, now batting .266, was 2 for 13 (.154) in his previous four games.
|4/22/2014||Corey Dickerson, LF (Col)||Dickerson finished a triple shy of the cycle and drove in two runs in Colorado's 8-2 win over San Francisco on Monday.
Analysis: Dickerson was 3 for 12 in his first nine games this season. It was his fifth career three-hit performance and first in 2014.
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