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MLB 2024 | Another multihit game from Yordan; Iglesias escapes with second save; Moncada injured

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


 

Yordan Alvarez went 4-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Tuesday’s loss to the Royals.


Alvarez singled in each of the first two innings of this game and doubled home Mauricio Dubón in the fourth inning to give the Astros their third run of the day. An early 3-0 lead for the Astros proved to be insufficient, as the Royals rallied for a three-run fifth inning before winning it in the 10th inning. Alvarez is on a tear to start the season, hitting .347 with four home runs, 11 RBI, and three doubles. He continues to be one of the top bats in a potent Astros lineup.




 

Raisel Iglesias earned his second save of the season in Tuesday’s win over the Mets.


Iglesias almost didn’t escape this one. Entering the ninth inning with a 6-3 lead, Iglesias immediately allowed back-to-back hits to Harrison Bader and Omar Narváez, with a double by Narváez scoring Bader. Narváez would then score on a starling Marte ground out to cut the lead to 6-5. The Atlanta closer kept his focus though and fanned Pete Alonso to end the game. Iglesias hasn't blown a save yet in 2024, but his 4.50 ERA and 2:0 K:BB through four innings reflect a slow start for the dominant reliever who hasn't posted an ERA above 2.75 since 2019 or a strikeout rate below 29.4 percent since 2018.



 

Adolis García went hitless on Tuesday.


On Tuesday, Adolis García went 0-for-4 in the A's 4-3 win. He was DHing in the game, but couldn't extend his season total of 4 HRs and 11 RBIs. Currently, he is slashing .244/.286/.533.


 

On Tuesday, Yandy Díaz and Randy Arozarena combined for one hit.


In a 6-4 win against the Angels, Yandy Díaz and Randy Arozarena combined for 1-for-10 with two strikeouts. Díaz is now 14 games without a hit so far. The 2023 American League batting champions is just slashing .204/.259/.306. As for Arozarena, he went 1-for-5 with a strikeout. A bad start to the season for the star outfielder, hitting only .214/.283/.381 with 2 HR and 4 RBI.  


 

Yoán Moncada injured and Oscar Colás appears to be back to MLB.


Yoán Moncada was removed from Tuesday’s game against the Guardians with a left adductor strain. Moncada figures to join Luis Robert Jr. and Eloy Jiménez on Chicago’s overcrowded injured list. White Sox manager Pedro Grifol told reporters earlier Tuesday that Moncada has been playing through a lingering hip issue this season before going down while running out a second-inning ground ball in this contest. The 28-year-old infielder will be re-evaluated on Wednesday before a decision is made on his status moving forward, but he’s most likely going to miss some time. In the wake of Yoán Moncada’s early exit from Tuesday’s game, Oscar Colás appears headed back to the majors. The 25-year-old, who struggled last year in his first exposure to the majors, was off to a nice start for Triple-A Charlotte, batting .321 (9-for-28) with one homer and one steal in eight contests.


 

Diamondbacks' Lourdes Gurriel Jr. didn't start Tuesday


Gurriel Jr. was out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rockies. Gurriel started the first 11 games of the campaign and received a day off after he posted a .298/.365/.532 slash line with three homers, 12 RBI and 10 runs during that stretch. Jake McCarthy started in left field Tuesday.


 


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