Player Notes

  • Weeks away from rehab assignment
    Peraza (shoulder) has been hitting at the Yankees' complex in Tampa while continuing to progress through his throwing program, but manager Aaron Bone said Sunday that the infielder remains weeks away from playing in minor-league games, per

    Advice: Peraza's shoulder issue first cropped up Feb. 25 and was followed by renewed soreness after he attempted to return to Grapefruit League play March 5. He has been throwing regularly since the first week of April, so the team appears to be giving the 23-year-old ample time to fully recover. Peraza is one of three Yankees third basemen currently on the injured list, as DJ LeMahieu (foot) was pulled early from a minor-league rehab start Tuesday while Jon Berti (groin) has yet to begin a rehab assignment. Today, 12:14 am
    Oswald PerazaNYY - 2B,3B,SS
  • Three hits, homer in win
    Espinal went 3-for-4 with a home run and two total RBI in Tuesday's 8-1 victory over the Phillies.

    Advice: After picking up a pair of base hits earlier in the game, Espinal delivered the final blow in Cincinnati's 8-1 victory, smacking a solo home run off Ricardo Pinto in the eighth inning, his first of the season. It's just the second multi-hit game of the year for the 29-year-old Espinal -- he'd been stuck in a 1-for-19 slump over his previous seven contests. Overall, he's slashing .178/.264/.267 with seven RBI, three runs scored and three stolen bases across 17 games. While Espinal's performance Tuesday was encouraging, he'll likely retreat to a bench role when Jonathan India (illness) is ready to return. Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Seventh homer, 12th steal in win
    De La Cruz went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer, a stolen base and an additional run scored in Tuesday's 8-1 win over the Phillies.

    Advice: De La Cruz has been on a tear, going 7-for-18 with three homers and six steals in his last seven games. The 22-year-old shortstop has looked like a budding star over the first month of the season, slashing .295/.402/.641 with seven homers, 22 runs scored, 17 RBI with a league-leading 12 stolen bases through 23 games. Yesterday, 8:54 pm
  • Swipes bag, scores twice
    Freeman went 1-for-3 with a walk, one RBI, one stolen base and two runs scored in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Freeman's RBI single in the seventh inning got the Guardians on the board, and he came around to score on a sacrifice fly. He's started to separate himself in a crowded battle for playing time, going 7-for-19 (.368) with two home runs and five RBI over his last six games. Freeman is slashing .222/.296/.413 with three homers, 12 RBI, three steals and 12 runs scored through 71 plate appearances as Cleveland's primary center fielder. Yesterday, 8:46 pm
    Tyler FreemanCLE - 2B,3B,SS,OF
  • Adds insurance with homer
    Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Ramirez's bat is coming around -- he's hit safely in seven of his last eight games, going 8-for-32 (.250) with two homers and nine RBI in that span. For the season, he's slashing .240/.253/.427 with four homers, 19 RBI, 16 runs scored, a stolen base, four doubles and a triple through 22 games. Ramirez remains firmly in the heart of the order and continues to be regularly involved in run production even with his lackluster on-base numbers so far. Yesterday, 8:41 pm
  • Justin Turner totals two hits in loss to Royals
    Justin Turner went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday’s loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Turner singled in the third inning to drive in George Springer, upping his RBI total on the season to 12. His single ended an 0-for-10 streak and lifted his average to .310 on the season. The veteran infielder continues to serve primarily as the Blue Jays designated hitter while hitting near the middle of a potent lineup. As long as he stays hot, Turner can be counted on to produce in multiple categories for fantasy managers.

    Rotoworld Yesterday, 7:24 pm
  • Paredes homers in loss to Tigers
    Isaac Paredes went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in a loss to the Tigers on Tuesday.

    Advice: In a rare occurrence, Paredes homered to left-center field instead of down the line in left field. The ball left the bat at 100.8 mph and traveled 384 feet. It was the 25-year-old’s sixth home run on the season to go along with 16 RBI. He’s been strong again to start the season, which he’ll need to continue to be since one of the best prospects in baseball, Junior Caminero, plays his position and is just one level away. Still, Paredes will continue to play if he keeps hitting, and there are no indications that last year’s breakout was a fluke. Rotoworld Yesterday, 7:01 pm
  • Rafael Devers (knee) set to return on Wednesday
    Red Sox manager Alex Cora told reporters Rafael Devers (knee) will return for Wednesday’s contest against the Guardians.

    Advice: Devers has been limited to just 12 plate appearances since April 11 due to separate knee and shoulder injuries. All indications are that the 27-year-old franchise cornerstone won’t wind up requiring a trip to the injured list and should return to Boston’s lineup on Wednesday night following a five-game absence due to a bone bruise in his left knee. Rotoworld Yesterday, 5:50 pm
  • Exits rehab game early
    LeMahieu (foot) was forced to exit his rehab start with Double-A Somerset in the second inning, Randy Miller of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

    Advice: LeMahieu left the contest after striking out in the top of first frame and playing third base in the bottom of the inning. He was making his first start with Somerset and was expected to appear in three more contests before returning to the major-league roster. The 35-year-old is now set to undergo examinations on his foot in New York on Wednesday according to Gary Phillips of the New York Daily News. More information on his status will be provided following the testing, but it certainly appears as if LeMahieu suffered a setback in his recovery of a bone bruise and fracture in his right foot. Yesterday, 4:29 pm
    DJ LeMahieuNYY - 1B,2B,3B