MLB Recent Player News
|2/20/2019||Jed Lowrie, NYM, 2B|
|Lowrie will go for an MRI on Feb. 21. Starting a $20 million, two-year contract, the infielder noticed the back of his left knee started to hurt last weekend after he was running, an issue he never felt before.
Analysis: Manager Mickey Callaway said Lowie needed 40 at-bats during the exhibition season. Lowrie hit .267 last season for Oakland and set career highs for home runs (23) and RBIs (99).
|2/15/2019||Roberto Osuna, Hou, P|
|Osuna will close for the Houston Astros. Hinch used Ken Giles, Hector Rondon and Luke Gregerson to finish games during his first four seasons before the Astros acquired Osuna from Toronto last summer.
Analysis: Houston initially eased Osuna into the closer's role after acquiring him at last season's trading deadline for Giles, David Paulino and a minor leaguer. The trade occurred just before the end of Osuna's 75-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.
|2/14/2019||Kendall Graveman, ChC, P|
|Graveman has been placed on the 60-day injured list as he recovers from Tommy John surgery.
Analysis: Graveman underwent the procedure in July and may not be back until September. The former A's right-hander signed a one-year, $575,000 contract with the Cubs in December, with the deal also containing a $3 million option for 2020.
|2/13/2019||Johnny Cueto, SF, P|
|Cueto has officially been placed on the 60-day injured list as he recovers from right elbow surgery.
Analysis: Cueto likely won't pitch until September at the earliest as he rehabs from Tommy John surgery.