MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera had to leave the game against Minnesota in the fifth inning Friday night after taking a hard-hit grounder off the chest at first base. The ball off the bat of Robbie Grossman in the fourth inning took a big hop and bounced off Cabrera's chest. He was able to gather himself and get the out at first base on his own, and he remained in the game to finish the inning. But when it was his turn to hit in the fifth, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus sent Andrew Romine to take his place. Cabrera was 0-for-2 with two strikeouts in the game. He started the night hitting .262 with 12 home runs and 47 RBIs.
As of Friday, David Phelps is a Seattle Mariner. In his place, the Miami Marlins received a package of four prospects: OF Brayan Hernandez: Seattle’s no. 8 prospect according to BP’s Futures Guide RHP Brandon Miller RHP Pablo Lopez RHP Lukas Schiraldi Prospects are always fun to analyze and, given that Miami appears to be transitioning into a rebuild once again, we’ll take an in-depth look at who they have acquired. Brayan Hernandez Hernandez is the centerpiece of this trade. Initially profiled as a center fielder, a stint with unimpressive defense in the AZL left scouts wondering whether he would eventually end up in a corner outfield spot. At 20 years old, Hernandez is still young for a prospect,
Buster Olney ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer ESPN Magazine/ESPN.com Analyst/reporter ESPN television Author of "The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty" Follow on Twitter After the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals eight days ago, FanGraphs pegged their chances of making the playoffs at a solid 29.5 percent, an encouraging number for a team that long ago saw the Astros run away with first place and lap the rest of the AL West. With Cole Hamels back from injury, and with Yu Darvish pitching at an All-Star level, it appeared that the Rangers were about to make a push. But a lot of that hope was turned to rubble during an ugly 96-hour stay in Baltimore, where the Orioles swept a four-game