MLB Recent Player News
|7/28/2015||Miguel Castro, Tor, P|
|The Blue Jays acquired Castro in a trade with the Rockies.
Analysis: Castro was part of a trade package that included fellow reliever LaTroy Hawkins and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki going to Toronto.
|7/28/2015||LaTroy Hawkins, Col, P|
|Hawkins will finish his illustrious career north of the border.
Analysis: The Rockies have sent the 42-year-old reliever to the Blue Jays in the Troy Tulowitzki mega-deal.
|7/28/2015||Matt Joyce, LAA, LF|
|Joyce incurred an apparent concussion in Sunday's win over Texas.
Analysis: Joyce is batting .178 in an awful fantasy season.
|7/28/2015||Jose Reyes, Tor, SS|
|Reyes has been traded to the Rockies.
Analysis: The shortstop will go to the Rockies along with three pitching prospects for Rockies legend Troy Tulowitzki.
|7/28/2015||Troy Tulowitzki, Col, SS|
|Tulowitzki has been traded to Toronto.
Analysis: The Rockies legend will go to the Blue Jays for Jose Reyes and three pitching prospects. The five-time All-Star batted .305 in 86 games this year for Colorado.
|7/27/2015||Dallas Beeler, ChC, P|
|Beeler will start Tuesday against Colorado.
Analysis: Beeler has started twice for the Cubs this season and has no record with a 6.43 ERA.
|7/27/2015||Edwin Jackson, ChC, P|
|The Cubs released Jackson on Monday, one week after he was designated for assignment.
Analysis: Jackson, 31, was 2-1 with a 3.19 ERA in 23 relief appearances for the Cubs this season. Signed to a four-year deal worth $52 million before the 2013 season, Jackson struggled badly over his first two years with the Cubs, going 14-33 with a 5.58 ERA and was moved to the bullpen near the end of last season.
|7/27/2015||Fernando Rodney, Sea, P|
|Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon thinks struggling reliever Fernando Rodney is tipping his pitches, causing some of his problems. McClendon said before Monday's series opener with Arizona that his staff has been watching tape and there are some ''dramatic'' things that stand out and may have helped batters know what pitch is coming from the right-hander.
Analysis: Rodney was pulled from the closer role in early June, but his struggles have continued. He has given up at least one earned run in six of his last eight appearances. He allowed Mark Teixeira's winning homer in the eighth inning on July 19 against the Yankees, then gave up a tying, two-run homer in the eighth inning of last Saturday's 8-6 loss to Toronto. You should not use him in critical fantasy action.
|7/27/2015||Tyler Clippard, NYM, P|
|In their second trade in four days, the Mets have acquired Clippard from the Oakland Athletics for minor league pitcher Casey Meisner in a swap of right-handers that increases New York's payroll by a little more than $2 million.
Analysis: The 30-year-old Clippard, who is eligible for free agency after this season, is 1-3 with a 2.79 ERA and 17 saves in 21 chances. The A's obtained him from Washington in January.
|7/27/2015||Xander Bogaerts, Bos, SS|
|David Ortiz, who had two three-run homers and an RBI single, and Bogaerts each had four of the season-high 20 hits by the Red Sox on Sunday.
Analysis: Bogaerts has two four-hit games while batting .405 in 20 games this month.
|7/27/2015||David Ortiz, Bos, DH|
|Ortiz homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to an 11-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night.
Analysis: Big Papi is batting .348 with five home runs and 13 RBIs in 12 games.
|7/27/2015||Josh Rutledge, Bos, SS|
|The Los Angeles Angels have acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and cash from the Boston Red Sox in a trade for Rutledge. The Angels announced the deal Monday.
Analysis: Rutledge has spent this season in the minors after playing in 105 games for the Angels last season.
|7/27/2015||Nelson Cruz, Sea, RF|
|Cruz was 2 for 5 with a home run in Sunday's win over Toronto.
Analysis: Cruz is 12 for 28 with four homers in six games.
|7/27/2015||Shane Victorino, LAA, RF|
|The Los Angeles Angels have acquired Victorino and cash from the Boston Red Sox in a trade for infielder Josh Rutledge. The Angels announced the deal Monday.
Analysis: The 34-year-old Victorino is a two-time World Series champion, a two-time All-Star and a four-time Gold Glove winner. He has spent the past three years in Boston, batting .245 in just 33 games this season with two stints on the disabled list. He broke down in tears in a press conference after Boston's 10-8 loss to the ChiSox on Monday in an emotional moment.
|7/27/2015||Rougned Odor, Tex, 2B|
|Odor was 2 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs in Sunday's loss in Los Angeles.
Analysis: Odor has left the yard in three of four games and has grown into a new hitter in the last month. He was batting .192 entering play on June 27, but he's at .378 with six home runs, four triples and six doubles in 22 games since.
|7/27/2015||Johnny Cueto, KC, P|
|Cueto will make his debut for Kansas City on Friday in Toronto.
Analysis: Cueto was acquired on Sunday in a trade with Cincinnati for left-handers Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed. Cueto, who won 20 games last season for the Reds, is still getting personal business in order and plans to join the AL's best team on Tuesday.
|7/27/2015||Mike Trout, LAA, CF|
|Trout was 4 for 4 with a grand slam and a solo homer in Sunday's 13-7 home win over the Rangers.
Analysis: His 31 home runs lead the total of teammate Albert Pujols by two for the MLB lead, and he's five off his career high from last season with four games remaining in July. Reaching 30 in his 97th game marks the fastest pace in club history.
|7/27/2015||Buster Posey, SF, C|
|Posey had a season-high four hits in Sunday's 4-3 win over Oakland.
Analysis: Posey is on quite a tear, going 23 for 45 (.511) over his last 11 games.
|7/27/2015||Chase Headley, NYY, 3B|
|Headley was 2 for 4 with a home run in Sunday's win in Minnesota.
Analysis: Headley's .263 average is a high-water mark for the season. He's batting .344 in his last 16 games.
|7/27/2015||Lorenzo Cain, KC, CF|
|Cain was 2 for 4 with a home run in Sunday's win over Houston.
Analysis: Cain is batting .345 with five homers in 14 games. The center fielder had six in his first 72 contests.
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