MLB 2022 | Cuban Players News
Daily Major League Baseball (MLB) Cuban Players News for the 2022 season. A compendium from several MLB sources.
Apr 12, 2022
Andy Ibanez went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Tuesday's loss to the Rockies.
With men on first and second and two out in the bottom of the second, Ibanez connected on a 95 mph sinker from Chad Kuhl and sent it to left field, scoring Mitch Garver and putting the Rangers on the board, 1-0. The 29-year-old is an above-average contact hitter and he's seen time at third base, first base, and designated hitter to start the season. Given how shallow third base is in fantasy land, he could be worth a look in the right situation.
Lourdes Gurriel went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts versus the Yankees on Tuesday.
The Blue Jays were shut out by the Yankees in this one, picking up only five hits along the way. Gurriel is off to a rough 3-for-20 start this season, with his one extra-base, hit coming back on Opening Day.
Luis Robert homered, walked, stole two bases and scored a second run Tuesday as the White Sox edged the Mariners 3-2.
Robert's homer off Matt Brash was his first of the year, a 408-foot to right-center. He's off to a nice 6-for-16 start at the plate, and he's already swiped four bases in four tries. On Tuesday, Luis Roberto also made a great running catch on Jesse Winker's long fly ball to center field in the third inning, saving two runs.
Yordan Alvarez was away from the Astros on Tuesday because of an illness.
Astros manager Dusty Baker told reporters that a number of coaches are absent too because of a stomach bug that has been making its way around the clubhouse. Aledmys Diaz will serve as the Astros' designated hitter and bat sixth on Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks and lefty starter Madison Bumgarner.
Astros activated 1B Yuli Gurriel from the paternity leave list.
Gurriel will start at first base and bat cleanup in his return to action Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks and left-hander Madison Bumgarner. Joe Perez was already optioned out to make room.