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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.

Aroldis Chapman (Photo: AP)

May 1, 2022

Chapman allowed one hit and a walk in a scoreless ninth inning while earning a save over the Royals on Sunday.

Chapman gave up a single and a walk with two outs in the ninth but escaped with his sixth save in as many chances. The veteran southpaw has a lackluster 11:7 K:BB but has yet to give up a run through 9.1 innings this season. He's recorded a save in five of his last six appearances.

García went 3-for-5 with a triple, four RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in Sunday's 7-3 win over Atlanta.

García broke open the game, clearing the loaded bases with a triple in Texas' four-run third inning. The outfielder hasn't entirely scrapped the patient approach he showed early in the season, but he has been more aggressive, which works for García. He's tallied five extra-base hits with 11 RBI over the past seven games.

Ibáñez batted seventh and went 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's 7-3 win over Atlanta.

Ibáñez started at designated hitter while Charlie Culberson served as the third baseman against a left-hander. Ibáñez has hit safely in six consecutive games to go with his second stolen base in as many contests.

Alemdis Díaz went-2-for-4 on Sunday's 3-2 loss against the Blue Jays.

Aledmis batted in the third spot and went 2-for-4 with his fourth RBI of the season, Sunday afternoon against the Blue Jays. Díaz lifted his BA to .185, in a game where his teammates, Yordan Álvarez and Yuli Gurriel went hit-less going a combined 0-for-8. Precisely in the game there was a sweet moment, when the Gurriel brothers - Lourdes Jr. and Yuli - exchanged lineup cards before the game.

Hernández went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, two runs and five RBI in Sunday's 11-5 victory against the Giants.

Hernández had perhaps the best game of his short career Sunday, reaching base four times and knocking a bases-loaded double in the eighth after San Francisco got the lead down to three. The 34-year-old has been thriving on the strong side of a platoon in left field as he's slashing .340/.368/.509 with six doubles and 12 RBI in 15 games.

Díaz was out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins.

Díaz looks to be getting a routine maintenance day after starting each of the past six games while going 6-for-17 with a home run, seven walks and three runs over that stretch. Harold Ramirez filled in at first base in the series finale against Minnesota, but Díaz should have a clear path to a full-time role at either corner-infield spot for at least the next week after Ji-Man Choi (elbow) was placed on the injured list Sunday.

Mets optioned RHP Yoan López to Triple-A Syracuse.

López was called up by the Mets ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Phillies, and he allowed two runs on a hit and no walks while striking out one in one inning during the win. Since the Mets are required to cut their active roster down to 26 players by Monday, the right-hander will head back to Syracuse following his brief stint in the majors.

Apr 30, 2022

Luis Robert went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's win over the Angels.

Following a Josh Harrison double and a Tim Anderson single, Robert hit a 104.4 mph home run to right-center field in the bottom of the fifth. Despite striking out a career-low rate (14.3%), Robert is slashing .192/.208/.404 with three home runs and five steals through 52 at-bats. He's a fine buy-low target in all formats.

Chapman saved Saturday's 3-0 win over the Royals, pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

Chapman came on in the ninth to protect a 3-0 lead and made quick work of the three Royals he faced, firing seven of 11 pitches for strikes in the process. The 34-year-old still is yet to surrender a run through 8.1 innings while allowing eight baserunners and punching out 11 batters.

Yoán Moncada (oblique) went 1-for-3 in his initial rehab start for Triple-A Charlotte.

This was the first game for Moncada after an oblique injury that put him on the injured list before the start of the season. He had no reported issues during the game and barring any setbacks, he should be back in the White Sox lineup by mid-May.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 2-for-4 with a double in Saturday's win over the Astros.

Trying to help pad the lead in the bottom of the eighth, Gurriel Jr. hit a 104.4 mph two-out double off of Ryne Stanek, but he was left stranded at second base. The 28-year-old outfielder is slashing .288/.330/.438 with two home runs and a stolen base through 22 games.

Yordan Álvarez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Leading off the top of the fourth, Yordan crushed a 113.1 mph home run off of Jose Berrios -- his sixth home run of the season. The 24-year-old slugger extended his hit streak to seven games with this performance.



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