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About Ricky Delgado - RotoBaller

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Mike Moustakas Out Thursday

Milwaukee Brewers infielder Mike Moustakas will sit out Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a series opener. The 30-year-old is hitting .231 early on this season, but has six home runs and 10 RBI. Hernan Perez will start at second base and bat seventh, while Travis Shaw will start at third base and... Read More

9 months ago

Dustin Pedroia Avoids Serious Injury

Initially staying back in New York after exiting Wednesday's game early, Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (knee) appears to have dodged a major bullet. In New York for examinations following a second consecutive loss, the former American League MVP was found to have avoided any serious knee issues, but the possibility of an injured... Read More

9 months ago

Ryan McMahon, David Dahl Activated Thursday

The Colorado Rockies received a pair of reinforcements Thursday as David Dahl (abdomen) and Ryan McMahon (elbow) were both activated off the injured list. Dahl, 25, got off to a strong start this season, hitting .343 with two home runs and six RBI. McMahon, meanwhile, is hitting .200 but he's a three-position player who should see consistent... Read More

9 months ago

Christin Stewart Expected Back In 10 Days

After landing on the 10-day injured list with a quadriceps strain on Thursday, Detroit Tigers outfielder Christin Stewart will be out, but apparently not for long. The Atlanta native should be back when the 10 days are up, according to manager Ron Gardenhire. Stewart has recorded three home runs and 13 RBI, which leads all... Read More

9 months ago

Jake McGee Progressing In Rehab Process

A little over two weeks since landing on the injured list with a left knee MCL sprain, Colorado Rockies reliever Jake McGee is taking his first steps towards a return. The 32-year-old is playing catch and ramping up his strength for the week before the next steps are decided. McGee has experience as both a... Read More

9 months ago

Daniel Murphy Doing Baseball Activities Thursday

Colorado Rockies infielder Daniel Murphy will take another step forward as he rehabs from a broken finger. The 34-year-old has only played twice for the Rockies before he suffered the injury and recently participated in batting practice. Thursday, however, he will take part in full baseball activities, a sign that he may be returning in... Read More

9 months ago

Chris Davis Available Off Bench Thursday

While he remains out of the starting lineup with a stomach illness, Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is available off the bench Thursday against the Tampa Bay Rays. The announcement was made by manager Brandon Hyde as Davis has not played since Monday. The 33-year-old had just broken out of his historical slump by... Read More

9 months ago

Brent Honeywell Experiencing Soreness

Days after throwing in an extended spring training game, Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Brent Honeywell has been shut down. Coming off Tommy John surgery, Honeywell experienced soreness in his elbow, according to manager Kevin Cash. The 24-year-old underwent the surgery in February of 2018 and was on target to return next month prior to... Read More

9 months ago

Aroldis Chapman Records Third Save

After New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner's grand slam put the Yankees up by two runs late Wednesday night, closer Aroldis Chapman entered in the ninth. The Cuban native retired the side in order and recorded a strikeout to pick up just his third save of the season. Chapman had not made an appearance in four days... Read More

9 months ago

J.A. Happ Settles In For Quality Start

Early on Wednesday night in the Bronx it appeared that New York Yankees starter J.A. Happ was headed for another poor start to kick off this 2019 season. The 36-year-old allowed two quick home runs in the first two innings of the game, going down three runs. From that point forward, however, he managed to... Read More

9 months ago

Brett Gardner's Grand Slam Propels Yankees

The New York Yankees swept their two-game set with the Boston Red Sox following a dramatic blast Wednesday night in the Bronx. It came off the bat of outfielder Brett Gardner, one of the last remaining regulars, as the club is decimated by injuries. The veteran stepped up in the seventh inning with the bases... Read More

9 months ago

Marco Estrada Lands On Injured List

The Oakland Athletics announced Wednesday that starting pitcher Marco Estrada (back) was placed on the 10-day injured list with a lumbar strain. The former Blue Jay was skipped in the rotation last weekend, as his scheduled game was postponed due to rain. Estrada, 35, has made five starts with Oakland this year, going 0-2 with a... Read More

9 months ago

Giancarlo Stanton Hits Off Baseball Machine

After taking his first swings since he landed on the injured list with a biceps strain last week, New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton took another step forward Wednesday. The 29-year-old took swings off a baseball machine "with intensity," according to manager Aaron Boone. Having successfully taken that step, it appears he's pulling closer towards... Read More

9 months ago

Andrew Benintendi Expected Back Friday

Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi is expected back in the starting lineup Friday as the defending champs take on the American League East-leading Tampa Bay Rays. He's been out of the lineup with a foot injury after fouling a ball off his foot Sunday. On Tuesday, he appeared with his foot wrapped, but manager... Read More

9 months ago

Tyler Skaggs Plays Long Toss

Just days after landing on the injured list with a left ankle sprain, Los Angeles Angels starter Tyler Skaggs played long toss Wednesday. It was the first step in the 27-year-old's rehab process, with positive results resulting in a potential bullpen session. Skaggs may not need any rehab starts and if all goes well, he... Read More

9 months ago

Brewers Prospect Corey Ray Lands On Injured List

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Corey Ray, currently the No. 2 ranked prospect in the Brewers farm system according to MLB Pipeline, has landed on the seven-day injured list. In an interesting move, the Brewers announced the injured list stint without announcing what the injury was, leading to much speculation. The 24-year-old Chicago native hit .237 in... Read More

9 months ago

Lonnie Chisenhall Could Begin Rehab Assignment This Week

Having suffered a broken right hand at the end of March, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall is poised to begin his rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis this weekend. The 30-year-old spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Cleveland Indians before signing with Pittsburgh in late November. He hit .206 in 14 spring... Read More

9 months ago

Kevin Newman Begins Baseball Activities

A little under a week after suffering a lacerated right ring finger and subsequently landing on the injured list, Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Kevin Newman is making strides towards a return. Newman, 25, has resumed hitting and throwing, though no timetable has been announced for his return. After a brief stint in the majors last season,... Read More

9 months ago

Touki Toussaint Starting Friday

The Atlanta Braves have slotted in Mike Soroka to start Thursday, meaning Touki Toussaint's start has been pushed back a day to Friday. The 22-year-old Haitian-American has made one appearance this season, going six innings and allowing just four hits and no earned runs out of the bullpen. With Sean Newcomb in the minor leagues,... Read More

9 months ago

Tyler Austin To Test Arm Wednesday

Dealing with elbow inflammation, San Francisco Giants first baseman Tyler Austin will be monitored Wednesday for a possible start. According to manager Bruce Bochy, the 27-year-old will take part in batting practice Wednesday before a decision is made. The inflammation was diagnosed over the weekend, with test results coming back clean and an injured list... Read More

9 months ago

Yusei Kikuchi's Load Management Coming Soon

Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais stated Wednesday that Japanese starter Yusei Kikuchi will make a regular start on Saturday. After that, however, the 27-year-old will make one of several "short" starts in order to have him adjust to the major league schedule. After all, his time in Japan saw him pitch with more rest days,... Read More

9 months ago

Blake Snell Plays Catch Wednesday

Following a freak accident that resulted in a broken toe and subsequent injured list stint, Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell had a positive step on Wednesday. The reigning American League Cy Young winner played catch at a distance of 90 feet, according to manager Kevin Cash. The 26-year-old dropped an 80-pound granite pole on... Read More

9 months ago

Trea Turner Still Without Timetable For Return

It's been 15 days since Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner broke his index finger when he got hit by a pitch. Club manager Dave Martinez told reporters Wednesday that the 25-year-old is performing all possible baseball activities that don't involve his index finger, but there is still no timetable for when he will return. Turner... Read More

9 months ago

Yoan Moncada Exits Game With Injury

Chicago White Sox second baseman Yoan Moncada exited Wednesday's game against the Kansas City Royals with an apparent head injury. The injury occurred when a ball was thrown to second and struck him on the head. Moncada, 23, seems poised for his best season in the majors to date, currently hitting .333 with five home... Read More

9 months ago

Joey Wendle Plays Five Innings In Extended Spring Training

The Tampa Bay Rays are moving closer towards having one of their regulars back in the lineup. Joey Wendle, who started the club's first four games before suffering a left hamstring strain, successfully took part in an extended spring training game Wednesday. The 28-year-old played five innings, starting at second base and recording two hits... Read More

9 months ago

Michael Conforto Drills Home Run In Defeat

Runs were difficult to come by Wednesday afternoon at Citizens Bank Ballpark between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets. Outfielder Michael Conforto opened the scoring for the road team with a solo blast in the seventh, one of two runs his club would score in a 3-2 defeat. It was his second consecutive game... Read More

9 months ago

Zack Wheeler Goes Seven Strong Innings In Defeat

The New York Mets dropped their second consecutive game in Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon, but it wasn't because of starting pitcher Zack Wheeler. The 28-year-old went seven innings, allowing just three runs on five hits and three walks. Two home runs were responsible for the final two runs he allowed, as his offense failed to get... Read More

9 months ago

Drew Gagnon Saves Mets Bullpen With Performance

After New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz surrendered eight runs without recording an out Tuesday night, the Mets turned to Drew Gagnon in the hopes of an extended performance out of the bullpen. While Gagnon allowed six runs, his 5 1/3 innings and 97 pitches provided the Mets a gift, as they didn't have to... Read More

9 months ago

Steven Matz Has Night To Forget

New York Mets starter Steven Matz didn't get out of the first inning Tuesday night in Philadelphia. The 27-year-old wouldn't even record an out, as the Phillies pounced, picking up eight runs on four hits, a walk, a hit batter and three errors. By the time the side was retired, the Phillies were up 10.... Read More

9 months ago

Gleyber Torres Rounds Out Impressive Win

New York Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres drilled a solo home run in the seventh inning of Tuesday night's game in the Bronx against the Boston Red Sox. Prior to the blast, he was the only member of the lineup to not record a hit. The 22-year-old is one of the remaining regulars in the lineup... Read More

9 months ago

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