LBSU Alumni in Major League Baseball
June 17, 2013
Weekly Recap - June 9, 2013 - June 16, 2013
This summer, LongBeachState.com will be posting weekly updates for all LBSU alumni playing in Major League Baseball. Earning top player of the week recognition is Rays third baseman Evan Longoria who hit four home runs this week.
Danny Espinosa, 2B, Washington Nationals
Danny Espinosa remains on the 15-day Disabled List (DL) with a fractured right wrist. On Thursday, Espinosa played in his first rehab game with the Nationals Triple-A affiliate in Syracuse. Espinosa was 1-for-2 during the rehab game with a single, run scored and a strikeout.
Marco Estrada, P, Milwaukee Brewers
Marco Estrada was placed on the 15-day Disabled List (DL) with a strained left hamstring. Estrada is scheduled to work a long bullpen session and a start with the Brewers Minor League affiliate this weekend. Estrada will be eligible for reinstatement beginning June 19.
Jason Giambi, 1B/DH, Cleveland Indians
On Monday, Jason Giambi was 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout in the Indians' 6-3 loss to the Texas Rangers. On Wednesday, Giambi went 0-for-2 with one run scored. He finished the week going 0-for-4 in the Indians' Saturday loss against the Washington Nationals. Giambi is batting .179 for the year with six home runs and 20 RBI.
Jared Hughes, P, Pittsburgh Pirates
On Saturday, June 8, the Pirates placed right-handed reliever Jared Hughes on the 15-day Disabled List (DL) with right shoulder inflammation. Hughes is 1-2 with a 4.96 ERA. He has appeared in 15 games for the Pirates this season.
Evan Longoria, 3B, Tampa Bay Rays
On Monday, Evan Longoria was 2-for-7 with a home run and a run scored in a 10-8 extra innings loss to the Boston Red Sox. On Tuesday, Longoria was 1-for-4 with a home run and run scored in the Rays' 8-3 victory over Boston. On Wednesday, Longoria hit his third home run in as many days in a 2-1 loss to the Red Sox. On Saturday, Longoria was 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in a 5-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals. For the week Longoria was 8-for-26 (.307), scored four runs, hit four home runs and knocked in six RBI. Longoria is batting .306 for the season with 14 home runs and 42 RBI.
Cesar Ramos, P, Tampa Bay Rays
Cesar Ramos made two relief appearances for the Tampa Bay Rays this week. On Monday, Ramos pitched three innings of relief against the Boston Red Sox, allowing two runs, five hits, walking one and recording a strikeout. Ramos was credited with the loss in the game as the Rays fell 10-8 in 14 innings to the Red Sox. On Sunday, Ramos pitched one inning of relief in a 5-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals. In that appearance Ramos allowed one run and one hit while striking out one batter. Ramos fell to 1-2 on the season with a 4.31 ERA.
Bryan Shaw, P, Cleveland Indians
Bryan Shaw made two relief appearances this week for the Cleveland Indians. On Wednesday, Shaw pitched an inning and a third of relief, allowing two hits and recording a strikeout in Cleveland's 5-2 win over the Texas Rangers. On Saturday, Shaw pitched an inning and two-thirds of relief, allowing no runs and no hits while striking out one batter. Shaw has made 27 relief appearances for the Indians and is 0-0 on the year with a 3.09 ERA.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, Colorado Rockies
Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-4 in Colorado's 8-3 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday evening. On Thursday, Tulowitzki was 1-for-3 with a run scored in a 5-4 loss to the Nationals in Denver. During the loss to the Nationals, Tulowitzki suffered a broken rib on his right side while diving for a groundball in the eighth-inning. He was been placed on the 15-day Disabled List (DL) and is expected to miss four to six weeks. Tulowitzki is batting .347 with 41 runs scored, 16 home runs and 51 RBI.
Jason Vargas, P, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
On Tuesday, Jason Vargas started his 13th game of the year against the Baltimore Orioles. Vargas pitched six and two-thirds innings, giving up three earned runs and seven hits while recording one strikeout. Vargas fell to 5-4 on the season with a 3.74 ERA. Vargas is scheduled to start on June 18 in Anaheim against the Seattle Mariners.
Jered Weaver, P, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
On Monday, Jered Weaver pitched five and two-thirds innings in a 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. Weaver allowed four earned runs, six hits, walked one and struck out three batters. On Sunday, Weaver was charged with five runs on seven hits, allowed four walks and recorded six strikeouts in six innings of work in a 6-5 loss to the New York Yankees. Weaver has started six games this season tallying a 1-3 record and 4.41 ERA.