Adrian Beltre went 3-for-4 with a home run, one RBI and a run scored durign the Rangers' 8-3 loss to the Orioles on Tuesday.
Though he's hitting .302 on the year, the actual power production from Beltre is a little underwhelming. The home run was just his sixth of the year and his first in nine games while his one RBI was his first in his last eight. His strikeout rate is a little high for what he usually provides and his increased ground ball rate isn't exactly helping his power totals. Obviously there's plenty of time to turn things around, so don't go selling on him too soon here.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Alex Avila feels he's ready to return as the Tigers everyday catcher.
While Avila feels he's ready again for full-time duty, manager Brad Ausmus and the Tigers have been down this road with him all too often. He id as injury-prone as a guy can be and while this most-recent issue involved the knee, you can't help but remember the concussion issues that have plagued him over the last few seasons. One wrong foul tip and he could be done. He might see the lion's share of a platoon, but it seems doubtful that he would just be handed over the reins after such a lengthy absence and injury history. Analysis: Howard Bender
Yankees announce Nathan Eovaldi will start on Wednesday.
Eovaldi gets the ball on normal rest while Adam Warren will slide to the bullpen. After being acquired from the Marlins, Eovaldi has had a rough time in New York with a 1.543 WHIP and 4.81 ERA, both the highest in his career. His xFIP is almost a full run lower at 3.84 meaning he could see some good fortune in the near future. Analysis: Rob Trayah