Player Notes

  • Connects for first homer of 2024
    Duran went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Twins.

    Advice: Duran finally got on the board with his first long ball of the season, though that wasn't enough to save him from being lifted for a defensive replacement (Travis Jankowski) later in the game. While Duran now has a .284 batting average, he has just a .683 OPS and his playing time has been trending downward. The 25-year-old had been in the starting lineup for just two of the Rangers' last six games entering Saturday. Saturday, 11:37 pm
    Ezequiel DuranTEX - 1B,3B,SS,OF
  • Homers, steals base in win
    Turang went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and a stolen base Saturday in Boston.

    Advice: His third home run of the season came in the eighth inning off reliever Zack Kelly. Turang had drawn a walk and notched his 19th stolen base of the season earlier in the contest. After going 26-for-30 in stolen base attempts as a rookie, Turang is now a perfect 19-for-19 in 2024. Only Elly De La Cruz has more this season with 31. Saturday, 7:45 pm
  • Nico Hoerner drives in two runs in loss to Cards
    Nico Hoerner went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI on Saturday night as the Cubs dropped a heartbreaker to the Cardinals in St. Louis.

    Advice: Hoerner tied the game in the fourth inning with a two-run double off of Miles Mikolas. He then came around to score on a run-scoring knock off the bat of Michael Busch. With his two-hit night, the 27-year-old infielder is now hitting .263/.352/.380 with a pair of homers, 15 RBI and five stolen bases. Rotoworld Saturday, 7:17 pm
  • Rehab games next week
    Diamondbacks farm director Shaun Larkin said Saturday that Lawlar (thumb) will play in rehab games next week in the rookie-level Arizona Complex League and is on track for a full return from Triple-A Reno's 60-day injured list in two weeks, Jesse Friedman of reports.

    Advice: Lawlar underwent surgery in late March to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and has been progressing on schedule. The 21-year-old shortstop should push to join the Diamondbacks eventually but first needs to knock off some rust in the minors. Saturday, 5:46 pm
  • Back in lineup Saturday
    Neto (elbow) will start at shortstop and bat eighth in Saturday's game against the Guardians.

    Advice: Neto hurt his right elbow on a throw in Wednesday's game against the Astros, forcing his removal from that contest. He sat out Friday's game after the Angels' off day Thursday but is back in there for Saturday's tilt. Saturday, 5:01 pm
  • Selected from Triple-A
    The Yankees selected Smith's contract from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday.

    Advice: Smith spent time with the Yankees for a short stint in mid-April, though he never registered a plate appearance while in New York. He has slashed .204/.270/.286 across 111 plate appearances in the minors this season, and his time with the Yankees will likely be short-lived again due to DJ LeMahieu (foot) trending toward a return during the upcoming series against the Angels. Saturday, 1:48 pm
  • Resting Saturday
    Grissom isn't in the Red Sox's lineup for Saturday's game against the Brewers, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Advice: Grissom has gone just 1-for-18 across his last five contests, so he'll sit out Saturday in order to regroup. David Hamilton and Ceddanne Rafaela will make up Boston's middle infield while Grissom is on the bench. Saturday, 12:44 pm
  • Dealt to Mets
    The Red Sox traded Reyes to the Mets on Saturday in exchange for cash, Katie Morrison-O'Day of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Advice: Reyes was sent outright to Triple-A Worcester earlier in May, and he will now head to New York to give the Mets additional organizational depth in the infield. The 30-year-old has played in five games at Triple-A, going 6-for-13 with a home run, four RBI and four runs scored. He will likely report to Triple-A Syracuse. Saturday, 12:07 pm
    Pablo ReyesNYM - 2B,3B,SS
  • Starting at first base Saturday
    Dubon is starting at first base and batting ninth for Saturday's game against the Athletics.

    Advice: With southpaw JP Sears taking the mound for Oakland on Saturday, the righty-hitting Dubon will make just his fourth career start at first base while Jon Singleton begins the game on the bench. Over 39 games this season, Dubon is slashing .311/.330/.443 with two home runs and 20 RBI across 112 plate appearances. Saturday, 11:18 am