Brian Banks

Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 221
Bat: S
Throw: R
College: Brigham Young
Birth Place: Mesa, Arizona
Draft: 1993 2nd round by the
  • Mets option Robles to Triple-A, recall Smoker

    Mets option Robles to Triple-A, recall Smoker

    The Mets (19-24) play Game 2 of a three-game series against the Padres (16-31) on Wednesday night at Citi Field. The Mets defeated the Padres last night, 9-3. Michael Conforto became the first Mets player to record three RBI in the first inning last night after launching a leadoff homer and picking up a two-RBI single. He hit another solo shot in the fourth inning, finishing the day 3-for-4 with a career-high four RBI and two runs scored.  He has five home runs and 10 RBI in his last eight games.  Who is starting tonight for the Mets?  Right-hander Robert Gsellman, (6.75 ERA/4.56 FIP, 1.73 WHIP), who is back in the rotation after being skipped last week. Gsellman was struggling as a starter,

  • A's lineup: Alonso returns for opener against Marlins
    NBCS Bay Area

    A's lineup: Alonso returns for opener against Marlins

    OAKLAND — Their pitching staff got banged up throughout the night, but the A’s hope the only lasting damage they absorbed Tuesday night was on the scoreboard. In the process of an 11-9 defeat to the Miami Marlins, they lost starting pitcher Jesse Hahn to a strained triceps and first baseman Yonder Alonso to a contusion on his right hand and wrist. The early diagnosis showed they may have dodged a bullet with Alonso — X-rays came back negative for a fracture after he was hit flush in the wrist area on a pitch from lefty Jarlin Garcia. Alonso initially walked off the field after being hit, but after a few moments re-emerged and took first base to run. He was replaced on defense in the seventh.

  • A’s Jesse Hahn exits game with triceps strain
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A’s Jesse Hahn exits game with triceps strain

    A’s starter Jesse Hahn left Tuesday night’s game against Miami just two-plus innings in after a noticeable dip in velocity. Hahn showed no discomfort on the pitch before he exited, but after a trainer visited him on the mound with one on and no outs in the third, the right-hander came out and rookie Bobby Wahl took over. The A’s No. 5 starter missed the second half of the 2015 season with a strained right forearm and he had Tommy John surgery in 2010. Should Oakland need to replace Hahn in the rotation, Jharel Cotton, who opened the season as the A’s No. 3 starter, is pitching well at Triple-A Nashville; he threw seven shutout innings at Sacramento on Sunday, allowing three hits and one walk.