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  • O'Flaherty felt discomfort in elbow Monday
    Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) tried throwing on Monday and didn't feel completely comfortable.

    Advice: He is not on the A's active roster for Tuesday night's Wild Card Game in Kansas City and the left-hander might not be an option for the ALDS either. O'Flaherty was bothered by discomfort in his surgically-repaired elbow over the final few weeks of the regular season.
    25 minutes ago
  • Shoemaker fully expecting to pitch in ALDS
    Matt Shoemaker (oblique) said Tuesday that he has "no doubt at all" he'll be able to pitch in the ALDS.

    Advice: Shoemaker threw another successful bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon, taking breaks to simulate a multi-inning outing. The right-hander hasn't pitched in a game since September 16 due to an oblique strain, but he seems likely to be the Angels' Game 3 starter against the winner of Tuesday's American League Wild Card Game.
    Today, 1:52 pm
  • Buchholz undergoes surgery for right knee
    Clay Buchholz underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair the meniscus in his right knee.

    Advice: It wasn't a major procedure and Buchholz is expected to have a fairly normal offseason. He'll be looking to bounce back in 2015 after posting a rough 5.34 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 170 1/3 innings this year. Buchholz registered a 1.74 ERA across 108 1/3 innings in 2013.
    Today, 1:27 pm
  • Dee Gordon (hip) a go for Game 1 of NLDS
    Dee Gordon (hip) fully expects to play in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Gordon missed the final game of the regular season with irritation in his right hip, but he went through a full workout on Tuesday afternoon and felt fine. The speedy second baseman batted .289/.326/.378 with 64 stolen bases in 148 games this summer.
    Today, 1:06 pm
    W, 10-5 vs x Col
  • Emilio Bonifacio hires new agent
    According to Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors, Emilio Bonifacio has hired Gene Mato as his agent.

    Advice: He was previously represented by Paul Kinzer. Bonifacio, an impending free agent, batted .259/.305/.345 with three home runs, 24 RBI, and 26 steals over 110 games this season between the Cubs and Braves.
    Today, 12:56 pm
    W, 2-1 ^ @Phi
  • Shoemaker (oblique) to throw bullpen Tuesday
    Matt Shoemaker (oblique) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday.

    Advice: He'll take breaks to simulate multiple innings. Shoemaker hasn't pitched since September 16 with an oblique strain, but appears likely to start Game 3 of the ALDS.
    Today, 12:31 pm
  • Martin (hammy) expects to start in WC game
    Russell Martin (hamstring) expects to start in Wednesday's Wild Card game against the Giants.

    Advice: Martin left Friday's game after aggravating a left hamstring injury and sat out the rest of the weekend, but it's not going to stop him from playing in Wednesday's do-or-die affair. Still, the Pirates plan to carry three catchers for the game just in case.
    Today, 12:21 pm
  • Gordon says hip feels fine, cleared to run
    Dee Gordon said Tuesday that his right hip feels fine and that he has been cleared to run.

    Advice: Gordon left Saturday's game with a right hip injury and sat out Sunday, but it's not a major concern. He's expected to be ready to play in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday.
    Today, 12:13 pm
    W, 10-5 vs x Col
  • Fuld starting in LF, batting 2nd in WC game
    Sam Fuld will start in left field and bat second in Tuesday's Wild Card game against the Royals.

    Advice: Athletics manager Bob Melvin has clearly prioritized defense in this one, though it's a little odd to see Fuld batting second. Coco Crisp will bat leadoff and play center field and will be followed by Fuld, Josh Donaldson 3B , Brandon Moss DH, Josh Reddick RF, Brett Lowrie SS, Stephen Vogt 1B, Geovany Soto C, and Eric Sogard 2B.
    Today, 11:46 am
    W, 4-0 x @Tex
  • Escobar hitting leadoff in Wild Card Game
    Alcides Escobar will bat leadoff in Tuesday's Wild Card game against the Athletics.

    Advice: It's a familiar lineup to what the Royals used to finish out the regular season, with Josh Willingham on the bench: Escobar SS, Nori Aoki RF, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Billy Butler DH, Alex Gordon LF, Salvador Perez C, Omar Infante 2B, Mike Moustakas 3B. James Shields will start for Kansas City.
    Today, 11:26 am
  • Adam Dunn not in lineup for Wild Card game
    Adam Dunn is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's Wild Card game against the Royals.

    Advice: Dunn is in the playoffs for the first time in his long career, but it looks like he'll be limited to pinch-hitter duty. The full lineup hasn't been announced yet, but Geovany Soto will catch Jon Lester while Brandon Moss will serve as DH and Sam Fuld will play left.
    Today, 11:08 am
    W, 4-0 ^ @Tex
  • Baez projected to be Cubs' 2B next season
    Javier Baez is projected to be the Cubs' starting second baseman next season.

    Advice: While Baez slugged nine home runs in 52 games during his first taste of the majors, he hit just .169 with a disturbing 95 strikeouts in 213 at-bats. Still, the Cubs love his long-term potential and believe that he'll be able to make adjustments to find success. While he's penciled in at second base for now, the dynamic could change if the Cubs end up trading Starlin Castro.
    Today, 10:16 am
    W, 5-2 ^ @Mil
  • Rajai Davis (groin) not set for ALDS
    Rajai Davis (groin) is still uncertain for the ALDS against the Orioles.

    Advice: Davis exited Saturday's game with a Grade 1 groin strain. He thinks he'll be ready, but Tigers manager Brad Ausmus still sees any number of scenarios, including him being a full-go, to day-to-day, to left off the roster altogether. We should see more clarity on the situation soon.
    Today, 9:58 am
    W, 3-0 vs x Min
  • Scherzer to start Game 1 of ALDS vs. O's
    Max Scherzer will start Game 1 of the ALDS against the Orioles on Thursday.

    Advice: Scherzer, who went 18-5 with a 3.15 ERA during the regular season, will be opposed by Chris Tillman. Justin Verlander will start Game 2 for the Tigers while David Price will go in Game 3. Rick Porcello would start a potential Game 4.
    Today, 9:50 am
  • Duffy on Royals' roster for Wild Card game
    Danny Duffy is on the Royals' roster for Tuesday's Wild Card game against the Athletics.

    Advice: Jeremy Guthrie and Yordano Ventura will also be available in long relief. Duffy and rookie Brandon Finnegan are the only lefties in the Royals' bullpen. Of course, they can reset their roster if they beat the A's and advance to the ALDS.
    Today, 8:47 am
  • O'Flaherty not on roster for Wild Card game
    Eric O'Flaherty is not on the A's roster for Tuesday's Wild Card game against the Royals.

    Advice: Scott Kazmir, Sonny Gray, Jeff Samardzija were also left off, but Jason Hammel and Drew Pomeranz are on the roster just in case they are needed in long relief. Of course, with Jon Lester on the hill, the A's are hoping that won't be necessary. Speedster Billy Burns is also on the roster, giving Oakland a pinch-running option in the late innings. The A's will reset their roster if they make it through to the ALDS.
    Today, 8:24 am
  • Davis playing third base in instructs game
    Chris Davis is slated to play third base again Tuesday in an instructional league game in Florida.

    Advice: He's slated to play five innings. Davis got four plate appearances on Monday. He won't be eligible to play in the O's first eight playoff games as he finishes out his suspension for amphetamines, but he's staying sharp just in case they make it far into the postseason.
    Today, 7:51 am
    Not Active
    W, 1-0 x @Tor
  • Napoli won't need surgery for injuries
    Mike Napoli (finger, knee, toe) will not require surgery for any of his injuries.

    Advice: Napoli was limited to just 11 games in September due to a long list of injuries, but some extended rest should get him on track for the 2015 season. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington mentioned that Napoli has also dealt with sleep apnea for some time and that they'll try to find a way to manage it during the offseason. The 32-year-old is under contract for $16 million in 2015.
    Today, 6:27 am
    L, 9-5 vs x NYY
  • Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) throws BP
    Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) threw live batting practice Monday.

    Advice: O'Flaherty hasn't pitched since September 20 due to soreness in his surgically-repaired elbow. He'll need to prove his health and effectiveness to pitch this postseason.
    Yesterday, 1:18 pm
  • Shoemaker (oblique) plays catch without issue
    Matt Shoemaker (oblique) played catch Monday without issue and will throw another bullpen session Tuesday.

    Advice: The hope is that Shoemaker will be ready to start for the Angels in Game 3 of the ALDS on October 5. He's been out since September 16 with an oblique strain. Anaheim will go with Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson in the first two games of the Division Series.
    Yesterday, 12:24 pm
  • Buchholz to undergo knee surgery Tuesday
    Clay Buchholz is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday to repair the meniscus in his right knee.

    Advice: Buchholz should be fully recovered from the procedure by the start of spring training next February and will look to bounce back after a dismal 2014 that saw him register a 5.34 ERA and 1.39 WHIP across 170 1/3 innings. The knee bothered him for much of the year. He's due a $12 million salary in 2015.
    Yesterday, 10:01 am
  • Bonifacio hits third homer in win over Phils
    Emilio Bonifacio hit his third home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Phillies.

    Advice: Bonifacio hit a solo shot off Cole Hamels to start off the game. It was his only hit in four at-bats. The 29-year-old finishes the season with 47 runs scored and 26 steals between the Cubs and Braves.
    Sunday, 2:37 pm
    W, 2-1 ^ @Phi
  • Clay Buchholz gives up four runs in loss
    Clay Buchholz lost to the Yankees after allowing four runs in six innings on Sunday.

    Advice: All four runs scored in a third, an inning that started with a walk to Francisco Cervelli and included four hits, including the last of Derek Jeter's career. Buchholz allowed just one hit over the rest of his outing. He generally looked pretty good in the second half of the season, but he still had enough bad outings mixed in to finish with a 5.34 ERA overall. The Red Sox still have to be feeling much better about him now than they did three months ago.
    Sunday, 2:34 pm
  • Shoemaker (oblique) throws off mound Sunday
    Matt Shoemaker (oblique) said after completing a bullpen session Sunday that he remains "very confident" he'll be able to pitch in the ALDS.

    Advice: Shoemaker threw 30-40 pitches at near full intensity. While he admitted to having a little bit of tightness, he thinks it's something he'll be able to pitch through. The right-hander has been out since September 16 with a left oblique strain, but it's looking like he could be ready to start by October 5 in ALDS Game 3. The Halos have Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson set up for the first two games.
    Sunday, 11:59 am
  • Dee Gordon (hip) expected to play Friday
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Sunday that he expected Dee Gordon (hip) to be ready to play on Friday in Game 1 of the NLDS.

    Advice: Gordon exited Saturday's game and is sitting out Sunday due to a right hip injury. He underwent a precautionary MRI, but the ailment appears to be minor.
    Sunday, 11:09 am
    W, 10-5 vs x Col
  • Russell Martin (hamstring) out again Sunday
    Russell Martin (hamstring) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: The Pirates took a long time to release their lineup, presumably so that Martin could test out his ailing left hamstring. Obviously, he must still be feeling pretty badly to sit out such a huge game. Chris Stewart is behind the plate for Sunday's regular season finale.
    Sunday, 8:35 am
  • Davis (groin) thinks he'll be ready Thursday
    Rajai Davis (groin) thinks he'll be ready to play in a potential ALDS Game 1 on Thursday.

    Advice: Davis exited Saturday's game with a Grade 1 groin strain. He was getting around in the clubhouse alright Sunday, but quick movements are still an issue for him. Ezequiel Carrera is starting in center field Sunday and will man the position in the playoffs if Davis proves to not be ready.
    Sunday, 7:30 am
    W, 3-0 vs x Min
  • Rajai Davis (groin) sitting out Sunday
    Rajai Davis (groin) is not in Sunday's lineup.

    Advice: Davis exited Saturday's game with a Grade 1 groin strain. The Tigers said that he'd be re-evaluated Sunday before it's determined how much time he could miss, but they have yet to offer an update on his status. Ezequiel Carrera is starting in center field Sunday.
    Sunday, 6:43 am
    W, 3-0 vs x Min
  • Dee Gordon (hip) undergoes MRI
    Dee Gordon underwent an MRI on his right hip after leaving Saturday's game.

    Advice: Gordon won't play Sunday but says he's not concerned about the hip over the long haul. It's an ailment that he's dealt with before and is evidently minor.
    Sunday, 5:54 am
    W, 10-5 vs x Col
  • Duffy shelled, Royals can't take advantage
    Danny Duffy was lit up for four earned runs in two innings Saturday in a loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Maybe that shoulder is still bothering him? Kansas City had a chance to move even with the Tigers at the top of the American League Central standings with a victory, but Duffy was a letdown out of the gate Saturday in Chicago and the Royals' offense couldn't mount a sufficient comeback. Duffy will finish the 2014 regular season with a 9-12 record, 2.53 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 113/53 K/BB ratio in 149 1/3 innings.
    Saturday, 8:21 pm
  • Dee Gordon diagnosed with irritation in hip
    Dee Gordon left Saturday's game against the Rockies due to irritation in his right hip.

    Advice: Gordon had a similar injury earlier this season and missed three games. He was replaced at second base Saturday by Darwin Barney. The Dodgers begin NLDS play next Friday, so Gordon has time to heal.
    Saturday, 7:46 pm
    W, 10-5 vs x Col
  • Rajai Davis diagnosed with a groin strain
    Rajai Davis was diagnosed with a pubic strain.

    Advice: It's basically a groin strain, which could be very bad news for the Tigers as the playoffs approach. Davis suffered the injury while chugging down the first base line on Saturday night. He will be reevaluated on Sunday.
    Saturday, 7:39 pm
    W, 3-0 vs x Min
  • Dee Gordon exits game with apparent injury
    Dee Gordon departed Saturday's game versus the Rockies with an apparent leg injury.

    Advice: Gordon may have tweaked something on a first-inning groundout. Darwin Barney replaced him at second base. This is bad timing for the NL West-champion Dodgers.
    Saturday, 6:29 pm
    W, 10-5 vs x Col
  • Rajai Davis leaves game with apparent injury
    Rajai Davis left Saturday's game against the Twins with an apparent hamstring injury.

    Advice: Davis slowed up while running down the first base line on a groundout to short in the bottom of the second inning. Ezequiel Carrera replaced him in center field. This could be a big blow for the Tigers.
    Saturday, 4:51 pm
    W, 3-0 vs x Min
  • Matt Shoemaker extended long toss Saturday
    Matt Shoemaker (oblique) extended his long toss work on Saturday.

    Advice: Shoemaker has been sidelined since September 16 with a left oblique strain. Along with the extended long toss, he did some simulated throwing work from a mound on Saturday. There is a good chance that he may be able to pitch for the Angels in the postseason.
    Saturday, 3:37 pm
  • Russell Martin not in Saturday's lineup
    Russell Martin (hamstring) is not in the Pirates starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: The veteran backstop aggravated his hamstring injury in Friday's contest and is likely to be held out the remainder of the weekend as a precaution heading into the postseason.
    Saturday, 8:19 am
  • Dee Gordon doubles twice in Dodgers' win
    Dee Gordon went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored as the Dodgers beat the Rockies 7-4 on Friday.

    Advice: No steals for Gordon, but two doubles is nice; he entered with just 22 in 604 at-bats this season. He was also in an 0-for-14 slump headed into this one.
    Friday, 11:10 pm
    W, 10-5 vs x Col
  • Baez's three-hit night pushes Cubs past MIL
    Javier Baez went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI singles, a stolen base, and two runs scored as the Cubs defeated the Brewers on Friday.

    Advice: Baez had been in a slump, notching just one hit in his previous 25 at-bats entering the game. He ended up accounting for four of the Cubs' six runs, proving crucial in their two-run victory. Baez's numbers aren't so great in his first 220 major league plate appearances, as he's batting .172/.232/.333 with nine home runs, 20 RBI, and five stolen bases.
    Friday, 8:48 pm
    W, 5-2 ^ @Mil
  • Adam Dunn plates two in victory over Rangers
    Adam Dunn drove home a pair of runs as the A's topped the Rangers on Friday in Arlington.

    Advice: Dunn got the A's on the board with a two-run double in the third inning, and they wouldn't relinquish the lead. Since joining the A's in a deadline deal, he's hitting .217 (13-for-60) with a pair of homers and 10 RBI.
    Friday, 8:36 pm
    W, 4-0 ^ @Tex
  • Russell Martin (hamstring) leaves game early
    Russell Martin left Friday's game against the Reds in the seventh inning after apparently aggravating his hamstring injury.

    Advice: He drew a walk before being lifted for a pinch-runner, but he was grimacing in pain after a pair of check swings during that plate appearance. The Pirates are likely to play things safe and keep him out the remainder of the weekend to let the injury heal before the postseason begins.
    Friday, 6:00 pm
  • Matt Shoemaker plays catch again on Friday
    Matt Shoemaker (oblique) played catch for the fifth consecutive day on Friday and remains optimistic of returning shortly.

    Advice: This time he was able to long toss from a distance of 150 feet. While it doesn't appear that he will make it back before the end of the regular season, the Halos appear to have an opening for the third game of the postseason after Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson that Shoemaker would love to occupy. Provided that he continues to progress, that looks like a strong possibility.
    Friday, 4:40 pm
  • Chris Davis plays in instructional league
    Chris Davis played three innings at third base and got three plate appearances in an instructional league game Friday.

    Advice: He had a walk, a flyout and an infield single in his three trips to the dish. The Orioles sent the suspended slugger to instructs in order to stay sharp in the event that he's eventually added to their postseason roster. Davis is ineligible to play in the team's first eight playoff games.
    Friday, 11:57 am
    Not Active
    W, 1-0 x @Tor
  • Russell Martin returned to action on Thursday September 25.
    Friday, 2:27 am
  • Scherzer snags 18th win as Tigers top Twins
    Max Scherzer won his 18th game in his final start of the regular season, allowing two runs over six innings as the Tigers defeated the Twins on Thursday.

    Advice: Scherzer walked four, allowed five hits, and struck out nine. He ends the 2014 regular season with slightly worse numbers than he posted last season, when he won the AL Cy Young Award, but it's still a strong season nonetheless. Scherzer heads into the post-season at 18-5 with a 3.19 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a 252/63 K/BB ratio.
    Thursday, 7:12 pm
  • Russell Martin (hamstring) in lineup Thursday
    Russell Martin (hamstring) is in Thursday's lineup against the Braves.

    Advice: Martin left Wednesday's game with left hamstring tightness, but it doesn't sound like a major concern. He's critically important to the Pirates' success, so they likely wouldn't put him out there unless they were certain he's OK. It's a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners.
    Thursday, 1:28 pm
  • Napoli not expected to play again this year
    Mike Napoli (finger, toe, back) is not expected to play again this season.

    Advice: Napoli has been bothered by a long list of injuries down the stretch, so the Red Sox are just going to shut him down. He'll finish the year with a .248/.370/.419 batting line to go along with 17 home runs and 55 RBI over 119 games. He's under contract for $16 million next year.
    Thursday, 1:23 pm
    L, 9-5 vs x NYY
  • Mike Napoli (finger) out again Thursday night
    Mike Napoli (finger) remains absent from the Red Sox starting lineup Thursday versus the Rays.

    Advice: Napoli hasn't played since last Wednesday due to lingering discomfort in his left right finger and might not make it back for Boston's final three games. Allen Craig is starting at first base Thursday night.
    Thursday, 12:03 pm
    L, 9-5 vs x NYY
  • Russell Martin exits with hamstring tightness
    Russell Martin left Wednesday's game with left hamstring tightness.

    Advice: There's some reason for concern there, as Martin was bothered by the same hamstring earlier in the year. With a trip to the postseason already sewn up, the Pirates may just be playing it cautious with their catcher.
    Wednesday, 6:21 pm
  • Martin leaves game with possible ankle injury
    Russell Martin left Wednesday's game against the Braves with a possible ankle injury.

    Advice: Martin appeared to tweak something getting back to first base in the top of the fifth inning. He was replaced behind the plate by Chris Stewart in the bottom half of the inning. The Pirates should provide some more information on his status shortly.
    Wednesday, 5:45 pm
  • Napoli (finger) out of Red Sox lineup on Wed.
    Mike Napoli (finger) is out of the Red Sox starting lineup again on Wednesday against the Rays.

    Advice: Napoli has lingering discomfort in his left ring finger and is probably questionable for Boston's remaining games. Allen Craig is at first base Wednesday.
    Wednesday, 1:04 pm
    L, 9-5 vs x NYY
  • Dee Gordon out of LAD lineup on Tuesday
    Dee Gordon is out of the Dodgers' starting lineup on Tuesday night versus the Giants.

    Advice: It's only a day of rest. Justin Turner will start at second base base against Madison Bumgarner.
    Tuesday, 2:55 pm
    W, 10-5 vs x Col
  • Napoli not in Red Sox starting lineup Tues.
    Mike Napoli is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Rays.

    Advice: Napoli continues to receive regular days off as he battles through a finger injury. Daniel Nava is starting at first base versus Tampa Bay right-hander Alex Cobb.
    Tuesday, 12:57 pm
    L, 9-5 vs x NYY
  • Danny Duffy goes six scoreless in win
    Danny Duffy impressed Monday in his return from shoulder inflammation, throwing six scoreless innings in the Royals' 2-0 defeat of the Indians.

    Advice: It ended up being a great day for the Royals, even though they were hung with a loss (in the suspended game). Brandon Finnegan, Wade Davis and Greg Holland finished up the shutout tonight as the Royals gained ground on Detroit and put the Mariners farther in their rear view. Duffy allowed six hits, walked two and struck out five while throwing 96 pitches, which was pretty much the best-case scenario for him. He should get one more start this weekend.
    Monday, 7:36 pm
  • Shoemaker not expected back this week
    Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Monday that the chances of Matt Shoemaker (oblique) pitching this week are "very remote."

    Advice: The good news is that Shoemaker played catch Monday and Scioscia said he's "very encouraged" about the right-hander's chances of being ready for the postseason. The Angels would obviously prefer the rookie right-hander getting a tune-up before the playoffs, but obviously the main goal is to have him available for postseason play, and it sounds like they will.
    Monday, 5:26 pm
  • Martin delivers game-winning RBI vs. Brewers
    Russell Martin had the game-winning RBI single in the Pirates' win over the Brewers on Sunday.

    Advice: Martin broke a scoreless tie with his RBI single in the seventh inning, and the Pirates would win by the same margin. Martin finished 1-for-3 on the day. The extended his hitting streak to 12 games, raising his average to .297. The 31-year-old has had a quietly productive year behind the plate.
    Sep 21, 1:20 pm
  • Gordon has two hits, steals 64th base
    Dee Gordon went 2-for-5 with a run scored and a stolen base Saturday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Gordon now has eight consecutive multi-hit games and has raised his batting average from .283 to .293 in the process. He's first in the majors with 64 stolen bases, which is more than seven other teams.
    Sep 20, 2:57 pm
    W, 10-5 vs x Col
  • Scherzer defeats Royals to earn 17th victory
    Max Scherzer picked up his 17th victory of the season on Saturday, limiting the Royals to one run on seven hits over seven strong innings of work.

    Advice: Scherzer punched out six on the afternoon while issuing only one free pass. The only damage against him came on an RBI single off the bat of Alcides Escobar in the fifth inning. Now 17-7 on the year, he will head into Thursday's matchup against the Twins with a 3.19 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 243/59 K/BB ratio.
    Sep 20, 1:42 pm
  • Alcides Escobar has four-hit day in defeat
    Alcides Escobar went 4-for-5 with an RBI in a losing effort against the Tigers on Saturday.

    Advice: He has been hitting atop the Royals lineup in recent days and certainly did his best to act as a catalyst in this one. For the season, Escobar is hitting .280/.313/.374 with three homers, 48 RBI and 31 stolen bases.
    Sep 20, 1:41 pm
  • Mike Napoli not in Red Sox lineup Saturday
    Mike Napoli is not in the Red Sox lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Napoli has received very regular rest down the stretch as he has battled illness as well as discomfort in his left ring finger. Allen Craig will get the call at first base in his place and will hit fourth against Chris Tillman and the Orioles.
    Sep 20, 12:02 pm
    L, 9-5 vs x NYY
  • Duffy (shoulder) threw bullpen session Friday
    Danny Duffy (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session on Friday, and was even available as an emergency option out of the Royals bullpen that evening.

    Advice: He won't be available on Saturday and Sunday, making it likely that he could rejoin the rotation on Monday against the Indians assuming he's feeling right. The 25-year-old southpaw boasts a terrific 2.42 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 108/50 K/BB ratio over 141 1/3 innings in his 29 appearances (23 starts) this season.
    Sep 20, 8:19 am
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