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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.


José Iglesias (Photo: AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)

Apr 12, 2022


Randy Arozarena is back in the Rays' starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Athletics.


Arozarena got the night off on Monday evening for the series opener, but is back in there to face rookie Adam Oller in this one. Brett Phillips is in center field with Kevin Kiermaier getting a breather.


Yasmani Grandal is back in the White Sox' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mariners.


Grandal got the day off Sunday against the Tigers and will be back behind the plate for Tuesday's series opener. With AJ Pollock (hamstring) on the 10-day injured list, Gavin Sheets gets the start in right field.


Apr 11, 2022


Raisel Iglesias allowed a run in an inning of work Monday in a non-save situation against the Marlins.


It was a non-save situation as Iglesias came in with a five-run lead, and he gave one of those runs back on a solo homer by Jesús Sánchez. It's disappointing for those who get hurt in the ERA, but there will be much more good from Iglesias than bad in 2022.


Jose Iglesias collected four hits, including a double, in five at-bats Monday against the Rangers.



Iglesias could have some fantasy value in deeper leagues while playing in Coors half of the time, though he had his nice game today in Texas. It'd help if he could steal a few bases; though he hasn't been very aggressive there since swiping 15 bags in 2018. Iglesias became very emotional last Friday after his first single of the season, dedicating it to his dad that passed away weeks ago.


Adolis Garcia went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two walks against the Rockies on Monday.



Garcia was caught stealing after over sliding the bag in the eighth. We know Garcia is going to hit homers and steals bases as long as he plays. What remains to be seen is whether he can best last year's .286 OBP. The multiple walk game is a rarity for him; he had just four last year. He never had a game, like this one, in which he walked twice and didn't strike out.


Randy Arozarena is not in the Rays' starting lineup for Monday's series opener against the Athletics.


It appears to be a routine day off for Arozarena, who started all three games of the Rays' season-opening sweep of the Orioles. It'll be Brett Phillips entering the lineup in right field and Josh Lowe shifting over to left field on Monday evening.