MLB Recent Player News
|6/17/2013||Jeremy Horst, P (Phi)||Philadelphia put Horst on the 15-day disabled list on Monday due to a strained left elbow.
Analysis: The left-hander is 0-2 with a 6.23 ERA over 28 appearances this season.
|6/17/2013||Lance Berkman, 1B (Tex)||Berkman is getting a second consecutive game out the Texas lineup.
Analysis: Berkman says he isn't upset about being left out of the lineup Monday night for the opener of a four-game series against AL West-leading Oakland. He says he'll take the extra day to regroup. Berkman is hitting only .192 over the past 21 games, dropping to a season-low .266. He has only three RBIs and one extra-base hit the past 18 games. Rangers manager Ron Washington says he just felt Berkman needed a couple of days off and would be back in the lineup Tuesday.
|6/17/2013||Jason Hammel, P (Bal)||The Baltimore Orioles are planning to start left-hander Zach Britton in place of Hammel on Tuesday night against the Detroit Tigers.
Analysis: Baltimore manager Buck Showalter says he doesn't expect Hammel's illness to be serious enough to put him on the disabled list. Hammel is 7-4 with a 5.24 ERA this season.
|6/17/2013||Zach Britton, P (Bal)||The Baltimore Orioles are planning to start Britton in place of ailing right-hander Jason Hammel on Tuesday night against the Detroit Tigers.
Analysis: The Orioles sent Britton to Triple-A Norfolk after he gave up six runs in six innings of a loss to Seattle on April 29, his only start this year for them. He is 16-15 with a 4.85 ERA in two-plus seasons with the Orioles.
|6/17/2013||Justin Turner, 2B (NYM)||Turner underwent an MRI on Monday in New York as the Mets played at Atlanta.
Analysis: He may have to go on the disabled list because of ribcage soreness.
|6/17/2013||Lucas Duda, LF (NYM)||The New York Mets have reversed course and moved Duda to first base while Ike Davis tries to work out his problems in Triple-A.
Analysis: Only last week, manager Terry Collins ruled out moving Duda from the outfield to his natural position after Davis was demoted. But Collins changed his mind Monday before the start of a series against the first-place Atlanta Braves. He feels it's best to have Duda at first, Daniel Murphy at second base, and an outfield of Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Juan Lagares and Marlon Byrd.
|6/17/2013||Alex Avila, C (Det)||The Detroit Tigers have placed Avila on the 15-day disabled list.
Analysis: Avila will be out with a bruised left forearm.
|6/17/2013||Anibal Sanchez, P (Det)||The Detroit Tigers have placed Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list.
Analysis: Sanchez is expected to miss two starts because of a strained right shoulder.
|6/17/2013||Nick Swisher, 1B (Cle)||Slumping Indians first baseman Nick Swisher will miss the next few games because of a sore left shoulder.
Analysis: Swisher is expected to miss the three-game series against Kansas City. Francona said Swisher possibly could return Friday when the Indians open a three-game set against Minnesota. The Indians hope rest will prevent Swisher from going on the disabled list.
|6/17/2013||Michael Cuddyer, RF (Col)||Cuddyer finished with two hits in Sunday's 5-2 win over Philadelphia to extend his hitting streak to 14 games.
Analysis: It's the longest by a Colorado player this season.
|6/17/2013||Ryan Howard, 1B (Phi)||Howard went 2 for 4 with an RBI in Sunday's 5-2 loss to Colorado.
Analysis: Howard is 7 for 16 in the last four games.
|6/17/2013||CC Sabathia, P (NYY)||Sabathia allowed two runs in eight-plus innings of a 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.
Analysis: Sabathia has just a 4.95 ERA over his last six starts.
|6/17/2013||Chien-Ming Wang, P (Tor)||Wang allowed seven hits in seven scoreless innings of a 7-2 win over Texas on Sunday.
Analysis: Wang has pitched 14 1-3 innings over two starts since signing with Toronto.
|6/17/2013||Torii Hunter, RF (Det)||Hunter hit his 300th career homer Sunday in a win over Minnesota, his former team.
Analysis: Hunter had gone 0 for 13 over his previous four games.
|6/17/2013||Nick Markakis, RF (Bal)||Markakis had four hits and scored three runs Sunday in a win over Boston.
Analysis: Markakis had gone 3 for 16 over his previous four games.
|6/17/2013||Chris Davis, 1B (Bal)||Davis hit his major league-best 23rd homer in a 6-3 win over Boston on Sunday.
Analysis: Davis is hitting .348 with three homers and eight RBIs over his last six games.
|6/17/2013||Jhoulys Chacin, P (Col)||Chacin (5-3) gave up six hits, struck out three and didn't walk a batter in Sunday's 5-2 win over Philadelphia.
Analysis: His 8 2-3 innings marked the longest outing by a Colorado starter this season, but he missed a chance at his second career shutout and third complete game. His only shutout was a 5-0 win over the Chicago Cubs on April 15, 2011.
|6/17/2013||Carlos Quentin, LF (SD)||Quentin remained out of the starting lineup Sunday with an ailing left shoulder.
Analysis: Manager Bud Black said that team orthopedic surgeon Heinz Hoenecke would evaluate Quentin during the game.
|6/17/2013||Clayton Richard, P (SD)||Richard went a season-high eight innings, allowing one run on seven hits in Sunday's 4-1 win over Arizona.
Analysis: It was his first win as a starter since Sept. 20. 2012, ending a streak of seven consecutive losing decisions.
|6/17/2013||Kyle Blanks, RF (SD)||Blanks hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, snapping a 1-1 tie and lifting San Diego to a season-high sixth straight win, 4-1 over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Analysis: It was Blanks' eighth home run of the season and second in two days. he has hit safely in 11 of his last 15 games, batting .321 during that span.
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