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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 fielding. (Photo: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images Sport)

Apr 27, 2022

José Iglesias went 4-for-4 with a run scored Wednesday in Philadelphia.

All four base hits were singles. It's actually Iglesias' second four-hit game of the season, and both of them have come away from Coors Field. He's batting .444 on the road and .200 at home thus far.

Vladimir Gutiérrez walked six and gave up six runs over four-plus innings in Wednesday's loss to the Padres.

Gutiérrez was facing the Pads for the second start in a row and he again struggled to throw strikes. It's actually been a theme for him all season, as he now sports a hideous 11/15 K/BB ratio over 17 innings. With Luis Castillo (shoulder) beginning a rehab assignment soon, Gutiérrez might have to kick it in gear in order to avoid losing his rotation spot.

Yordan Álvarez got on base four times Wednesday night against the Rangers.

Yordan Álvarez went 2-for-2 with a run and two walks on Wednesday night against the Rangers. Álvarez also reached three times yesterday, so he's raised his OBP nearly 100 points in 48 hours. He's hitting .234/.333/.532 in 54 plate appearances. The Cuban outfielder is also improving his defense in left field. On Wednesday night the Rangers tried to run on him but Yordan burned the runner - Jonah Heim - at the plate with an accurate throw.

Giants claimed LHP Darién Núñez off of waivers from the Dodgers.

He'll be optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. The 29-year-old southpaw will miss the entire 2022 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, but the Giants see an opportunity here to let him do his rehab and recovery with them and hopefully re-sign him afterwards. Given all of the success that they have had over the last few years with these types of signings, it makes plenty of sense.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (hamstring) is back in the Blue Jays' lineup Wednesday versus the Red Sox.

Gurriel was held out of the starting lineup on Tuesday night due to some mild hamstring soreness. The 28-year-old will cover left field and bat fifth Wednesday against right-hander Michael Wacha.

Yasmani Grandal is at DH on Wednesday due to leg soreness.

Grandal experienced a bit of leg discomfort after stroking a double on Tuesday night, but it's clearly a relatively minor issue. Reese McGuire will start behind the plate for the White Sox on Wednesday against the Royals.

Yoan Moncada (oblique) will report to Triple-A Charlotte on Friday to begin a minor league rehab assignment.

Moncada started the season on the injured list after suffering a right oblique strain near the very end of White Sox camp, but he's made steady progress and figures to be activated sometime late next week. His return should provide a boost for an offense that is going to be without Eloy Jimenez (hamstring) until probably June.

Luis Robert (groin) remains out of the White Sox starting lineup on Wednesday.

Robert hasn't appeared in a game since he tweaked his groin last Thursday. He's said to be feeling much better but will grab at least one more day of rest and treatment. Andrew Vaughn, Adam Engel, and Gavin Sheets are covering the outfield for Chicago on Wednesday afternoon versus the Royals.



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