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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.

Yordan Álvarez (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP)

Apr 19, 2022

Nationals' Yadiel Hernández: Sitting first game of doubleheader

Hernández is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Diamondbacks, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports. Hernández will take a seat for the third consecutive contest as the Nationals take on left-hander Madison Bumgarner in first game of Tuesday's doubleheader. Lane Thomas will start in left field and bat sixth.

Apr 18, 2022

Yordan Álvarez homered twice and drove in four runs while going 3-for-5 to help the Astros to an 8-3 win Monday over the Angels.

Well that's one way to return to a lineup. Álvarez was activated off the COVID-19 injured list, and immediately showed why he's one of the best power-hitters in the sport. He homered in the first with a runner on in the seventh, and the 24-year-old hit another two-run shot against Archie Bradley in the seventh. Álvarez also scored three times, so fantasy managers have to be thrilled with the production after he missed five games last week. As long as he's healthy, Álvarez is going to produce.

Randy Arozarena went 0-for-4 in a loss to the Cubs.

Randy Arozarena went 0-for-4 against the Cubs on Monday, leaving 4 runners on base. The Cuban outfielder is hitting .214 for the season with 10 strikeouts. Arozarena had an assist in the game, throwing out rookie Seiya Suzuki who was trying to stretch his hit to a double in the fourth inning.

Yuli Gurriel had a hitless night in Houston's 8-3 win against the Angels.

Gurriel had another terrible night going 0-for-4 with a strikeout against the Angels, and now his BA is reduced to .143 for the season. It's the second worst start of a season for Gurriel, who in 2017 was hitting just .125 (3-for-24) after the first seven games of the season.

Heredia went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Monday in a loss to the Dodgers.

Los Angeles starter Clayton Kershaw cruised through four innings before Heredia got to him for a solo homer in the sixth. The long ball was Heredia's third hit and first home run this season. The 31-year-old hasn't hit more than six homers in any MLB campaign, so there's no reason to expect this to be part of a power surge.

Aledmis Diaz will return to the bench for Monday's game against the Angels, Brian McTaggart of reports.

Diaz enjoyed a run of five consecutive starts from April 8 through 13, but his playing time has tailed off following Yuli Gurriel's recent return from paternity leave. He'll be on the bench Monday for the third time in four games, and at-bats are likely to become even harder to come by for Diaz with Yordan Alvarez (illness) making his return to the lineup after a five-game stint on the COVID-19 injured list.

Yandy Diaz was added to the lineup for Monday's game against the Cubs after Wander Franco was scratched with quad tightness, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Diaz was scheduled to hit the bench after starting five straight games, but he'll instead remain in the lineup. He'll bat fifth and play third base, with Taylor Walls moving from third to shortstop.



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