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MLB 2024 | Yordan with his 5th HR of the season; Iglesias with another rescue; Yandy with multi-hit game; Gutiérrez DFA by Brewers

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


A narrow Astros loss doesn't dampen Yordan Alvarez's performance.

In the Astros' 5-4 loss to the Braves, Yordan Alvarez went 2-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored. Despite contributing significantly to the Astros' offensive effort, his solo shot was not enough to secure the victory. Alvarez's consistent performance throughout the season has been a bright spot for the Astros. Despite the narrow loss, his impressive stats, including a .289 batting average, five homers, and 13 RBI in 20 games, showcase his impact on the team's offensive prowess.  


Wednesday against the Astros, Raisel Iglesias saved a one-run lead.

To start the 10th, Iglesias walked Kyle Tucker, but he then got a flyout and a double play to strand the runner and end the game. Raisel Iglesias' performance has been impressive compared to other relief pitchers in the league. With an ERA of 2.84 and five saves, he has proven to be a reliable closer for the team. His ability to strand runners and end games is a valuable asset for the team's success.


After going 0-for-2 and committing a key error in the top of the eighth, José Abreu was removed for a pinch-hitter Wednesday against the Braves.

The error was a truly bad hop and might eventually get changed to a hit, but Abreu just didn’t approach it very well. This might be the last we see of him as a regular for at least a little while. He didn’t play Tuesday, and the Astros preferred Jon Singleton to him in the bottom of the eighth tonight. Singleton probably won’t wind up replacing him at first base, but Joey Loperfido might. With his ability to play the outfield, first base, or second base, Loperfido continues to burn Triple-A and is a player who runs well, has good contact and power, and has positional versatility.


Adolis García had two RBIs today.

Against the Tigers, Adolis García went 1-for-3 on Wednesday with a sacrifice fly, a double, and two RBIs. His sacrifice fly in the first inning gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead, and his double in the sixth went to the video review and confirmed. García's double gave Texas a 2-1 lead after driving in Corey Seager. His current batting line is .304/.359/.536 with four home runs and 17 RBIs. García's consistent improvement throughout the years has solidified his position as a key player in the team's lineup.


Jorge Soler has a multi-hit game.

On Wednesday, Jorge Soler went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored against the Marlins. It's still early in the season for Soler, who was brought to San Francisco to add power to the middle of the lineup. There are only 5 RBIs and 3 HR for the DH this year with an offensive line of .239/.350/.433. As the designated hitter for the San Francisco team, Soler's primary responsibility is to provide power hitting and drive in runs. While his offensive numbers may not be outstanding so far this season, his ability to consistently contribute with homers indicates his potential to be a valuable player in the lineup.


Wednesday was a hitless day for Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

He went 0-for-4 and had 2 SO in the D-backs' 5-3 loss to the Cubs after hitting his 5th HR of the year on Tuesday. Gurriel's recent performance has been inconsistent, as evidenced by his hitless day on Wednesday. This has affected his batting average, which may be experiencing a downward trend due to the lack of hits in recent games. In his last seven games, Gurriel Jr. has slashed .207/.281/.448 but has 2 HR and 8 RBI.


Yennier Cano pitched a scoreless inning.

In the Orioles' 4-2 victory over the Twins, Yennier Cano returned to the box. Cano finished the eighth inning with two strikeouts and a walk before giving way to closer Craig Kimbrel. As a result of Cano's performance today, his ERA has been lowered to 1.93 and he has 10 strikeouts in 9 1/3 innings of work. Yennier Cano's performance in the game contributed to the Orioles' victory but also showcased his strong pitching skills. With a lowered ERA and impressive strikeout count, Cano has proven himself to be a valuable contributor to the team's bullpen.


Yandy Díaz with multiple hits.

Tuesday, Díaz went 0-for-4 with a walk, but on Wednesday, he had his first multi-hit game since April 5th. A 5-4 loss to the Angels saw him go 2-for-5 with a run scored. Today was Díaz's first game with a hit in his last 11 games, and he is hitting only .211 over 83 plate appearances this season. In 83 plate appearances, he's struck out only 15.6 percent of the time, so there's reason to believe his results will improve.


Brewers designated RHP Vladimir Gutiérrez for assignment.

After being claimed off waivers from the Marlins earlier this month, Gutiérrez will end his time on the Brewers' 40-man roster without having made an appearance for the big club. Milwaukee will replace him on the 40-man roster with right-hander Tobias Myers, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Nashville ahead of Wednesday's game against the Padres. Gutiérrez had made two appearances (one start) with Nashville and will stick around with the affiliate if he clears waivers.


Andy Pagés went hitless on Wednesday.

Andy Pagés played right field and ranked eighth in the Dodgers' lineup in a 2-0 shutout loss to the Nationals. After making his MLB debut Tuesday with a single on the first pitch he saw, the Cuban went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts on Wednesday. The Dodgers appear to be keeping him at the bottom of their lineup for the time being. This may provide him with less pressure and allow him to gain more confidence and experience in the major leagues. It also gives the Dodgers an opportunity to assess his performance and development before potentially moving him up in the batting order.


White Sox's Yoán Moncada: Headed to Arizona for rehab

Moncada plans to head to extended spring training in the coming days to continue his rehab, Scott Merkin of reports. Moncada is just over a week removed from suffering a left adductor strain but is already feeling much better. The process will be deliberate, though, as he's on the 60-day injured list and isn't expected to return to action until around the All-Star break.




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