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MLB 2022 | Cuban Players News

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


Apr 9, 2022


Aroldis Chapman didn't allow a run while picking up a save Saturday against the Red Sox.



Chapman didn't allow a hit, but did have to face the tying run twice because of a throwing error by Isaiah Kiner-Falefa. The long-time closer was able to get the final two hitters out without trouble, and has his first save o the 2022 season. Chapman should get plenty of chances to help in that category this year. MLB


Jorge Soler didn't record a hit -- going 0-for-2 -- but he managed to draw two walks in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Giants.


Soler drew a four-pitch walk at top of the fifth but was left stranded. He then drew another four-pitch walk in the top of the seventh but was once again left stranded. The Marlins signed the 30-year-old slugger to a three-year deal last month and as long as he stays healthy, he'll be a useful source of power for fantasy managers in 2022.


Raisel Iglesias shut down the Astros in the ninth inning on Saturday, collecting his first save of the 2022 season in the process.



Iglesias made quick work of the heart of the Astros order in this one, getting Alex Bregman to pop weakly back to him, Yordan Alvarez on a ground ball to second base, and Aledmys Diaz on strikes, needing just eight pitches to get the job done. Iglesias remains one of the truly elite closing options in the game and there's no reason to think that his performance is going to fall off in 2022.


Vladimir Gutierrez pitched decently in a losing effort against the Braves on Saturday evening, giving up two runs on six hits across 4 1/3 frames.


The right-hander struck out four while walking a pair in the ballgame. All of the damage done against him came in the opening inning when Marcell Ozuna delivered an RBI double and Ozzie Albies followed with a sacrifice fly. He was able to keep the Braves off the board for the remainder of his night, but the damage had already been done. Gutierrez generated seven whiffs in the contest and posted a CSW of 28 percent. He’ll try again to get in the win column when he does battle against the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Friday.


Yasmani Grandal walloped a two-run homer Saturday, leading the White Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Tigers.


Despite chilly temperatures in the upper 30s at the first pitch, Grandal managed to drive a Casey Mize offering 408 feet into the right-center field seats for a critical two-run homer in the sixth inning. It was the first round-tripper of the young season for the 33-year-old veteran on-base machine.


Apr 8, 2022


Aledmis Díaz smacks solo shot.


Diaz went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional RBI in a 13-6 triumph over the Angels. Impact Diaz tied the game with one of six Houston home runs in the fourth inning and later singled home another run in the seventh. The utility man should see semi-regular at-bats this season in a fill-in roll throughout the infield and has shown the ability to hold down an opportunity if it arises.


Astros placed 1B Yuli Gurriel on the paternity leave list.


Gurriel is expected to be away from the team for a couple of games. Aledmys Diaz will start in his place at first base and bat fifth against Angels southpaw Reid Detmers on Friday evening. Joe Perez was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move.


Adolis García homered against Blue Jays.


Adolis García went 1-for-3 against Toronto in a 10-8 loss to the American League East rival.

It was Adolis's first homer of the 2022 season, a fly ball to right-center field that traveled .404 feet and had an exit velocity of 104.8 mph according to StatCast. García crushed an 88.3 mph sinker from right-handed reliever Adam Cimber in 2-1 count.


Yordan Álvarez walloped a solo homer Thursday, leading the Astros to a 3-1 season-opening victory over the Angels.


Álvarez went back-to-back with Alex Bregman, crushing a titanic 422-foot no-doubter to center field off righty reliever Ryan Tepera in the eighth inning. The 24-year-old slugger is an upper-echelon four-category fantasy contributor and appears poised for another monster season in Houston if he continues to stay healthy.


Yadiel Hernandez is in left field and batting sixth for the Nationals on Friday versus the Mets.


Hernandez will get the start over Lane Thomas, who went 0-for-3 with a walk-in Thursday's opener. The Nats also have Dee Strange-Gordon in center field over Victor Robles.