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MLB 2023 | Luis Robert hit HR #28, X-rays were negative for Adolis, Gurriel Jr. with two RBIs

Major League Baseball (MLB) and other Cuban Players News for the 2023 season. A compendium from several sources

Luis Robert (Photo: Frank Franklin II/AP)

Jul 19

Luis Robert Jr. homered on Wednesday in the White Sox’ loss to the Mets.

The home run was Robert Jr’s only hit of the game and one of just three hits for Chicago on the night. While the 25-year-old was just 1-for-4 on the evening, he’s been on fire in July, hitting .302 with four home runs, 11 RBI, and three steals. He’s now up to 28 home runs on the year and is finally healthy enough to make good on the promise he flashed in earlier seasons.

X-rays came back negative on Adolis García’s left arm after being hit by a pitch during Wednesday’s game against the Rays.

Rangers manager Bruce Bochy told reporters that García is merely dealing with a contusion after being hit on the left arm in the forearm or elbow area by a pitch during the eighth inning of Wednesday’s series finale. Fantasy managers should consider him day-to-day for now. It’s a massive relief that the 30-year-old, who leads the majors with 80 RBI this season, managed to avoid a serious injury.

Lourdes Gurriel delivers with two outs. Gurriel went 1-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's 5-3 win over Atlanta. Gurriel didn't allow Charlie Morton to escape a bases-loaded jam in the third inning, when he knocked a two-out, two-run double. All five of the Diamondbacks' runs scored with two outs. The RBI were the first since the All-Star break for Gurriel, who snapped a six-game run without driving in a run.

Randy Arozarena told reporters following Wednesday’s contest against the Rangers that he’s dealing with some right knee and back soreness after a collision with the left-field wall.

Arozarena went crashing into the left-field wall to rob Marcus Semien of extra bases in the seventh inning of Wednesday’s contest, but was able to remain in the game. It’s possible he’ll be ready for Thursday’s series opener against the Orioles, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Tampa Bay give him some time off to rest and recover. He will be monitored closely.

Néstor Cortés will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Sunday with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters Wednesday that Cortés will likely require at least three rehab outings before rejoining New York’s starting rotation mix, which puts his return sometime in early-to-mid August range. The 28-year-old lefty has been out since early June due to a left rotator cuff sprain.

Yordan Álvarez got four plate appearances as a DH for Triple-A Sugar Land on Wednesday, going 1-for-3 with a walk.

It was Álvarez’s first rehab game as he makes his way back from an oblique strain. As long as he avoids any setbacks, he should rejoin the Astros this weekend. In an interview after the game, Álvarez stated “I lost already enough time. I’m ready to play with the team. I’ve done my duties and I’m ready to get back into”. He will play the outfield today in his next rehab start.

Cionel Pérez returned from injured list on Tuesday. Pérez was activated from the 15-day injured list Tuesday, Andy Kostka of reported. Pérez wound up missing just the minimum 15 days with left forearm soreness. Nick Vespi was sent down in a corresponding move.



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