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MLB 2024 | Daysbel earns his first win; Soler extends his hitting streak; Chapman gets his 13th hold; Yariel is back from the IL

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


Daysbel Hernández nabs first win.

Hernández (1-0) picked up the win Monday over the Tigers, giving up a hit and a walk in a scoreless eighth inning, he struck out two. With the score tied 1-1, the right-hander faced the heart of Detroit's order and escaped a one-out jam by fanning Gio Urshela and Akil Baddoo. Hernández has been effective in four big-league appearances this year, allowing just an unearned run in four innings with a 5:3 K:BB, but he's unlikely to see more than occasional high-leverage usage in Atlanta's deep bullpen.

Daysbel Hernández (Photo: Todd Kirkland/GettyImages)

On Monday, Andy Ibáñez had one hit.

Tigers infielder Andy Ibáñez started at first base and batted second against Atlanta Braves left-hander Max Fried on Monday. With one run scored and one strikeout, he went 1-for-4. While he has hit .273/.302/.394 with two home runs and 16 RBIs this year in a limited role, he has hit .316/.350/.421 with three RBIs in his last seven games.


Soler extends his hitting streak to five games.

On Monday, Soler went 1-for-2 in a 7-6 win over the Cubs to extend his hitting streak to five games. Besides scoring two runs, Soler walked twice. Soler has been hitting well over the last 15 games with a slash line of .308/.403/.500, two home runs, seven RBIs, and eight walks. With 8 HRs and 22 RBIs, he is up to .227/.316/.389 for the year. 


On Monday, Yasmani Grandal and Aroldis Chapman faced the Reds.

Following his benching on Sunday, Grandal returned to action. With the ninth spot in the lineup, Grandal went 1-for-3 in a 4-1 victory over the Reds. With his power, his main offensive weapon, completely reduced to only two home runs, he's now hitting just .185/.211/.283. In the same game, Aroldis Chapman earned his 13th hold with a strikeout in the seventh inning. The strikeout put him at 44 strikeouts in 32 games and 26 innings. It's the veteran reliever's fifth consecutive game without allowing a run in a month of June as he pitches for just 1.35 (6.2 innings/1 earned run).


Yariel Rodríguez has joined the Blue Jays and could start this weekend against the Guardians.

Last weekend, the Jays considered starting Rodríguez, but instead they sent him to Triple-A. Rodríguez struck out seven over three innings, allowing two runs. He tossed 79 pitches in the outing and should be built up enough to handle a traditional starter's workload, if the Blue Jays want to give it to him. As a result of his six rehab starts for Buffalo, he walked ten and struck out 23 over a total of 14 innings. While he could help the Jays, it's hard to see how he'd be any sort of winner unless they use an opener before him.


Adrián Morejón was hit hard by the Phillies.

In Monday's game against the Phillies, Morejon had arguably his worst outing of the season. He pitched 1 1/3 innings of relief, allowing three hits, two earned runs, and striking out one. Despite good relief in the 5th inning, the runs were scored in the 6th when Rafael Marchán hit a single and Kyle Schwarber hit a home run. Turner's third straight hit led to Morejón having to be replaced by Jhony Brito after retiring Bryce Harper on a double play groundball. With 33 strikeouts in 29 1/3 innings, he has a 2.45 ERA this year. In 21 games, Schwarber's HR was Morejón's first allowed this year.


On Monday, Adolis García and José Iglesias went hitless.

Adolis went hitless for the second straight game on Monday. In the Rangers' 14-2 loss to the Mets, he went 0-for-3 with a strikeout. The Cuban outfielder has struggled offensively since May, when he posted a slash line of .165/.224/.320 with four home runs and 12 RBIs. The offensive line has fallen even further to .145/.200/.218 with a solitary HR, three RBIs and 16 strikeouts in 15 games so far this month. In the same game, José Iglesias entered as a pinch hitter and went 0-for-2 with a strikeout for the Mets. In a limited role, the veteran infielder has hit .400/.444/.480 with 3 RBIs and one stolen base in 9 games this season.



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