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MLB 2024 | Iglesias earns 11th save; Yariel will pitch today in Triple-A; Gurriel Jr. homered in loss; Adolis could play today

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


Raisel Iglesias pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 11th save of the season against the Padres on Monday.

Iglesias had allowed one run in three of his previous six appearances, which included one blown save. He got the Padres to go quietly with a clean ninth inning to preserve the Braves 3-0 shutout victory. Iglesias had the last two days off and only threw 13 pitches so he should be well rested for his next appearance.


Yariel Rodríguez will start for Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday as part of his rehab assignment.

With Alek Manoah pitching well in the rotation, it’s unlikely that Rodríguez will be back in the mix to start when he’s activated. However, Rodríguez profiles better as a multi-inning reliever, which is where he experienced the most success in Japan. He could provide a boost for the Blue Jays bullpen and insurance for Manoah when he comes off the IL. Bowden Francis will also make a rehab start with Buffalo later in the week and could provide further insurance in case Manoah slips up again.


Lourdes Gurriel Jr. homered in loss.

Gurriel went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 6-4 loss to the Dodgers. Gurriel snapped a 26-game homer drought with his eighth-inning blast. The outfielder has gone 11-for-45 (.244) over his last 12 contests, adding just five RBI and five runs scored in that span. He's at a .236/.284/.385 slash line with six homers, 27 RBI, 24 runs scored and two stolen bases over 44 contests this season. He's never posted a batting average lower than .261 or an OPS lower than .743 over a full season, so there's room for Gurriel to turn things around in 2024.


According to Rangers Today’s Jeff Wilson, Adolis García could be available to play on Tuesday.

In his Monday newsletter, Wilson mentioned that “all looked good” with García’s MRI and that “García could be available Tuesday in the opener against the Phillies.” That’s a huge sigh of relief for both the Rangers and fantasy managers. It’s not for certain that García will actually be in the lineup on Tuesday, but it sounds like the slugging outfielder will avoid the IL and not miss many more games, if he misses any at all.


Yandy Díaz with one hit Monday.

Recently, Yandy has been hot, and he might be the player we saw win the American League batting title last year, although that might not happen until the end of the season. In Monday's 5-0 loss to the Red Sox, Yandy went 1-for-4 with a strikeout. Currently, he's hitting .259/.327/.352 with 3 homers and 23 RBIs, but he's slashing .328/.406/.492 with 2 homers and 10 RBIs in the last 15 games.


On Monday, Cionel Pérez struggled against the Cardinals.

Second time in four games that Cionel failed to perform effectively. The sixth inning saw him come on to pitch and retire all three batters in order. Nevertheless, the Cardinals were able to extend their lead 6-3 one inning later with two walks and two singles against Cionel. Overall, he pitched 1 2/3 innings, allowing two hits, two walks, and two strikeouts. Based on nine and a half innings in 10 games, his ERA stands at 5.59.


Braves recall Daysbel Hernández.

The Atlanta Braves announced Tuesday that they have recalled reliever Daysbel Hernández to the active roster. The team optioned Ray Kerr back to Gwinnett after Monday’s doubleheader against the Padres. Daysbel served as the 27th man for Monday’s doubleheader but will return to the active roster to give the team another fresh arm as they head out on a six-game road trip. He made his season debut Monday allowing a hit and a walk in a scoreless inning. He appeared in 12 games at Gwinnett where he had a 1.65 ERA and a 3.58 FIP in 16 1⁄3 innings.


Andy Ibáñez was not in lineup Monday.

Andy Ibáñez was not in the lineup for the Detroit Tigers against the Kansas City Royals Monday. With Ibáñez sitting out of Monday's series opener, Colt Keith started at second base and batted seventh.


Monday, Randy Arozarena was absent from the lineup.

In Monday's game against the Boston Red Sox, Randy Arozarena was not in the lineup for the Tampa Bay Rays. Kevin Cash started Richie Palacios in left field for the Red Sox on Monday in place of Arozarena, who was given the night off for general rest.


Luis Robert Jr. is expected to play in rehab games this week.

Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert Jr. is expected to play in live games at the team's spring training complex in Glendale, Ariz., at some point this week. "We anticipate some game action later this week," general manager Chris Getz said. "He seems to have turned the corner and is trending well." The White Sox are bringing Robert along slowly as he deals with an injury similar to the one that caused him to miss more than three months in 2021. Once the 26-year-old begins playing in games, he'll be much closer to a return to Chicago's lineup, but the White Sox aren't going to rush the oft-injured outfielder back. Robert was a first-time All-Star in 2023 but was hitting .214 (6-for-28) with two homers and four RBI in seven games at the time of his injury.




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