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MLB 2024 | Another homer by Adolis; Cano' sixth hold; Iglesias' scoreless outing

Updated: Apr 30

Cuban Players News for the 2024 Major League Baseball season. A compilation of several sources


 

Adolis García went deep in win for the Rangers.


In Sunday's 4-3 victory over the Reds, García went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk. García drove in teammate Nathaniel Lowe in the bottom of the first inning with a two-run blast against Andrew Abbott. It was his eighth long ball of the year and third in the last six games. Over 103 at-bats in 28 games this season, the outfielder has eight home runs, 25 RBIs, 19 runs scored, and four stolen bases.



 

Yandy Díaz was back in the Rays' lineup Sunday.


In Sunday's game against the Chicago White Sox, Yandy Díaz was back in the lineup for the Tampa Bay Rays. Díaz returned after sitting out Saturday for manager Kevin Cash. During the game, he went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. Díaz has had a disapointing start to the 2024 season, hitting just .232/.293/.304 with 11 RBI through 28 games and 123 plate appearances.


 

Another hold by Yennier Cano.


In the Orioles' 7-6 loss to the A's, Yennier Cano recorded his sixth hold of the season. He pitched in the eighth inning, allowing one hit and striking out one. It took Cano 19 pitches to get the job done, 12 of which were strikes. With 16 strikeouts in 14 2/3 innings, Cano lowered his ERA to 2.45 for the year.  


 

Dairon Blanco had one hit on Sunday.


In Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Tigers, Blanco was in the Royals' lineup. On the field, he played center field and batted seventh. He went 1-for-4, struck out twice, and left two runners in scoring position in the game. Blanco continues to play a limited role for the Royals, with a .227 BA, 5 hits in 22 at-bats, no home runs, and 5 stolen bases as of today.


 

On Sunday, José Abreu and Yordan Alvarez went hitless. Joey Loperfido called up.


Both Abreu and Alvarez went hitless against the Rockies in an 8-2 victory. Sunday afternoon, Abreu and Alvarez combined to go 0-for-7. Alvarez had one RBI and one strikeout, while Abreu went 0-for-4. Alvarez is one of the Astros' leading hitters on the season, batting .275 with seven homers and 18 RBI. As for Abreu, he is struggling to lift his BA to at least .100, showing an exact .099 with no home runs and three RBIs. Several factors can be attributed to Jose Abreu's batting problems. His form could be suffering from a slump, where he is finding it difficult to make solid contact with the ball. His real problem is that he doesn't seem to be able to break his actual form. Abreu's slump has lasted so long that many wonder why the Astros haven't dealt with him. It may not be long before we have an answer to this question.


Just hours after Sunday's game and as part of their efforts to bolster their struggling offense, the Houston Astros have called up their No. 6 prospect, Joey Loperfido, to the major league roster. The outfielder and first baseman has been performing well in Triple-A Sugar Land, batting .287 and hitting 13 home runs. Loperfido's arrival could provide the team with a much-needed offensive boost. The team announced the promotion and multiple sources, including KPRC 2 and MLB Pipeline, confirmed it. Loperfido, who is expected to play primarily in the outfield upon his arrival, will require roster moves. With the arrival of Loperfido, it is unknown if Cuban infielder Jose Abreu will be part of any roster moves.


 

Sunday was a hitless day for Lourdes Gurriel Jr.


Gurriel Jr. went hitless in the D-backs' 3-2 win over the Mariners. As a result, Gurriel's batting average dropped to .268 after going 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Recent stats show Gurriel Jr. has been declining, hitting .246/.279/.385 with 13 strikeouts in his last 15 games.


 

Raisel Iglesias pitched a scoreless ninth inning.


A 4-3 win in extra innings over the Guardians was not Iglesias' choice to save. He pitched one clean inning with one strikeout and one hit in a 3-3 game. As he faced four hitters, he used 16 pitches and 11 strikes. It is evident from his 2.38 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and 9:2 K:BB over 11.1 innings that Iglesias has pitched well during this season.


 

Randy Arozarena was out of lineup Sunday.


Randy Arozarena was out of the lineup for the Tampa Bay Rays against the Chicago White Sox game on Sunday. Arozarena received the afternoon off for routine rest, he entered the game as a pinch hitter and went 0-for-1. Arozarena is also having a terrible 2024 season compiling a miserable .107/.180/.179 with a homer and three RBI during his last 15 games.


 

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