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MLB 2022 | Abreu knocks 10th homer, Yordan walks it off Monday, Iglesias solo shot, and more

Daily Major League Baseball (MLB) Cuban Players News for the 2022 season. A compendium from several MLB sources.


José Abreu (Photo: USATSI)

Jul 4, 2022


José Abreu went 2-for-4 with a homer and a double Monday in an extra-innings loss to the Twins.


Abreu went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and two total runs scored in Monday's 6-3 extra-inning loss to the Twins. Abreu entered Monday with no homers since June 13. He changed that in his first at-bat by taking Dylan Bundy deep in the second inning. While he hasn't displayed over-the-fence power lately, Abreu hit .366 with seven doubles and seven multi-hit efforts during his homer drought. The first baseman is slashing .290/.380/.462 with 10 homers, 37 RBI, 46 runs scored and 20 doubles through 76 contests.


Yordan Álvarez hit a walkoff homer off Scott Barlow to give the Astros a 7-6 victory against the Royals on Monday.


Álvarez went 1-for-3 with two walks, a solo home run and a second run scored in Monday's 7-6 win over the Royals. Kansas City worked around Álvarez most of the game, but Scott Barlow gave him a hittable pitch when it mattered most, and the 25-year-old launched it into the seats in right-center field to break a 6-6 tie in the bottom of the ninth inning. Álvarez has been locked in since mid-June despite missing a few games during that stretch due to minor injuries, slashing .306/.444/.833 over his last 11 contests with six homers, 10 RBI and 10 runs.


Jay's Lourdes Gurriel Jr.: On hit on Monday.


In a 5-1 loss to the A's, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 1-for-3. It was Gurriel's tenth hit of his last seven games, slashing .400/.464/.680 during that period.


José Iglesias connected on a homer in a loss on Monday to the Dodgers.


Iglesias went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Dodgers. Iglesias opened the scoring in the fifth inning with a solo shot, his second homer of the year. Both of his long balls have come in his last seven contests. The shortstop has made up for a lack of power with consistent contact skills, posting a .293/.337/.384 slash line with 22 RBI, 24 runs scored, two stolen bases and 16 doubles through 66 games.


Orioles' Cionel Pérez: Scoreless against the Rangers.


Cionel Pérez pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings against the Rangers on Monday in a 7-6 win for the Orioles. Pérez struck out two hitters and didn't face any issues during his 16 pitches outing, 12 of them for strikes. Pérez has a 4-1 record this year exhibiting a 1.03 ERA with 25 SO in 26 1/3 innings.


X-rays on Johan Oviedo's right hand came back negative.


Oviedo put up his hands in an apparent effort to protect his face from a 111 mph liner off the bat of the Braves' Michael Harris. He accomplished that (and actually got a double play as the ball caromed to the second baseman who doubled off the runner at first) but hurt his hand in the process. He's managed to avoid a fracture, though, and is considered day-to-day.


Ray's Randy Arozarena and Yandy Díaz: One hit on Monday.


Arozarena and Díaz went 1-for-7 combined Monday in a 4-0 loss to the Red Sox. Arozarena was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts batting seventh in the lineup, while Díaz had just a single in the afternoon game.


Astros' Yuli Gurriel: Collected RBI #23.


Yuli Gurriel went 1-for-4 in a 7-6 victory against the Royals on Monday, collecting his RBI #23 of the year. Gurriel, playing under a lot of pressure after a difficult offensively 2022 campaign, is slashing .250/.333/.583 in his last seven games for the Astros.


Padres' Adrian Morejón: Resumes playing catch. Morejón (shoulder) started playing catch again Friday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports. Morejón was placed on the injured list with left shoulder inflammation June 23, but Padres manager Bob Melvin suggested that the issue isn't a major concern. Still, the organization is likely to take a careful approach with the southpaw given the fact that Morejón is 14 months removed from Tommy John surgery. Regarding the shoulder injury, Melvin stated, "I don't think it's anything serious -- he's obviously somebody we're going to be careful with after what he went through."


Rangers' Adolis García: RBI #51 of the year.


Adolis García went 0-for-3 with a walk on Monday's 7-6 loss to the Orioles, but added his RBI #51 of the year, and is on pace for 100+ this season. García struck out twice but also collected his stolen base #12 and had an outfield assistance in the left-field capturing Jonathan Araúz trying to get to second base.


White Sox's Yoán Moncada and Luis Robert: Just one hit against the Twins.


Moncada and Luis Robert went 1-for-8 combined on Monday's 6-3 loss to the Twins. Luis Robert was 0-for-4 while Moncada had a single for his RBI #16 of the year.