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  • Lagares (elbow) could be done for season
    Juan Lagares (elbow) could be out for the rest of the season.

    Advice: Lagares suffered a sprained right elbow on Tuesday and has been ruled out through the next two series. It's possible he could return for the final series of the season against the Astros, but it wouldn't really make sense for the Mets to push him at that point. Lagares has hit .281/.321/.382 with four homers over 116 games this season while playing Gold Glove-level defense in center field. Rotoworld.com
    26 minutes ago
  • Bryan Morris (groin) shut down for season
    The Marlins have officially shut Bryan Morris (groin) down for the season.

    Advice: Morris aggravated his right groin injury back on September 9 and the club has decided it's best not to push him to make it back this month. It's an unfortunate ending to what has been a terrific season for the righty, as he posted a 1.82 ERA with 50 strikeouts over 64 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:28 pm
  • Hudson to be used as reliever next year
    The Diamondbacks plan to use Daniel Hudson as a reliever next season.

    Advice: It's possible that he'll eventually be moved back into the rotation at some point in the year, and being used as a starter remains the goal over the long-term. However, the thinking is that in his first full year back from a second Tommy John surgery, Hudson would be best off easing back into things in relief. He allowed four runs over 2 2/3 innings this month before being shut down but showed good stuff with a fastball that touched 97 mph. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:58 am
  • Christian Colon placed on disabled list
    Royals placed INF Christian Colon on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to September 7, with a fractured right middle finger.

    Advice: Colon had been holding out hope that he could play through the injury, but the Royals obviously decided against it. He hit .302/.348/.442 over 20 games across a few stints with the big club this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:52 am
     
    Disabled List
    5:10 pm vs x Det
  • Seth Smith drives in a run in return
    Seth Smith went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in his return to the lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Smith didn't start the last couple days due to a minor hamstring issue, but he's fine. He's hit .267/.369/.444 for the Padres this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:22 am
  • Rodney earns 46th save as M's top Angels
    Fernando Rodney allowed one run in the ninth inning against the Angels on Thursday but hung on to earn his 46th save of the season.

    Advice: Rodney, tasked with protecting a 3-0 lead against an Angels team that more or less got the night off after clinching the AL West, retired the first batter of the frame before coughing up a Hank Conger homer to right. He evaded further danger, and struck out one, to improve to 46-for-49 in save opportunities to go with a 2.70 ERA and 1.34 WHIP. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:26 pm
  • Lohse dominant vs. Cards in a no-decision
    Kyle Lohse was given a no-decision despite limiting the Cardinals to one run over 7 1/3 innings, as the Brewers were cut down 3-2 in 13 innings.

    Advice: Lohse blanked the Cardinals over seven innings, but allowed a lead-off single to Oscar Taveras to start the eighth. After getting Kolten Wong to hit into a fielder's choice, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke opted to pull Lohse at 88 pitches in favor of Jonathan Broxton. It turned out to be the wrong decision, as Broxton allowed Lohse's runner to score as well as one of his own to tie the game up at 2-2. Overall, Lohse allowed just four hits and a walk while striking out two. The right-hander has a 3.71 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and a 135/45 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Reds in Cincinnati on Wednesday in his next outing. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Adams returns, scores winning run in the 13th
    Matt Adams, making his return to the Cardinals' lineup, went 2-for-5 with a bases-loaded walk, and scored the game-winning run in Thursday's 13-inning win against the Brewers.

    Advice: Adams reached on a fielder's choice and advanced to second base on Jhonny Peralta's single. Tony Cruz then singled, sending Adams motoring around the third base bag to score the winning run. Adams has been bothered lately by an oblique injury. The slugger is slashing .287/.320/.459 with 15 home runs and 66 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:06 pm
     
    5:15 pm vs ^ Cin
  • Salazar pitches into the 8th in a no-decision
    Danny Salazar stymied the Astros over 7 1/3 innings on Thursday, allowing just one run, but took a no-decision as the Indians needed 13 innings to pull out a 2-1 victory.

    Advice: Salazar was in line for the loss until Carlos Santana delivered an RBI single in the ninth inning. It was a masterful outing, as he limited the Astros to five hits and a walk while striking out nine. Salazar has had quite the turnaround since rejoining the Indians to start the second half, sporting a 3.06 ERA over his last 11 starts. On the season, he owns a 4.02 ERA with a 1.38 ERA and a 112/32 K/BB ratio. Salazar will face the Royals at home on Tuesday next. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Amarista goes 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBI
    Alexi Amarista continued to torment the Phillies on Thursday, going 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBI and two runs scored.

    Advice: He finished a triple short of the cycle on Tuesday, and went 6-for-11 (.545) with a double, two homers, three runs scored and five RBI over the last three games. Where did this come from? Your guess is as good as ours. Amarista entered those games batting .237 with three homers total. He's got the slash line up to .245 /.294/.323. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:50 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Alexi Amarista SD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    7:10 pm vs SF
  • Allen fans two in the 13th for his 22nd save
    Cody Allen struck out a pair of batters in a scoreless 13th inning, picking up his 22nd save in Thursday's win against the Astros.

    Advice: Though Allen allowed a one-out single to Robbie Grossman, he was never in any real danger. The right-hander is now 22-for-25 in save chances with a 2.03 ERA and an 87/26 K/BB ratio in 66 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Medica has a hit + steal as he breaks slump
    Tommy Medica went 1-for-3 with a steal in Thursday's win against the Phillies.

    Advice: It was his fifth steal of the season. The first baseman went 4-for-8 in this series with a pair of steals after entering it mired in a brutal 3-for-53 (.057) slump over his previous 28 contests. Medica's struggles down the stretch have rendered his odds of making next season's Opening Day roster not a sure thing. He's slashing .233/.286/.401 through 97 games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Wada solid over five frames, gets no-decision
    Tsuyoshi Wada got a no-decision on Thursday after allowing just one run over five innings in Thursday's 8-4 loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Wada pitched well; it was the Cubs' bullpen that couldn't get the job done. The lefty yielded just five hits and a walk while fanning five. After the game, Wada told the media he would not start again this season. Though he hasn't been much of an innings-eater, Wada has pitched well in 12 starts this season, finishing with a 3.22 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and a 53/18 K/BB ratio. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • Greinke struggles, takes no-decision vs. Cubs
    Zack Greinke lasted only five innings, allowing four runs, in a no-decision against the Cubs on Thursday.

    Advice: Greinke wasn't particularly efficient, needing 112 pitches to get through his five frames. He scattered nine hits with one walk and five strikeouts. All told, though, Greinke has had another marvelous season, sporting a 2.76 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and a 196/42 K/BB ratio. He'll look to grab his 16th win of the season when he faces the Giants at home on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Soler knocks in a pair of runs in a Cubs loss
    Jorge Soler finished 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles, but the Cubs were handed a loss by the Dodgers on Thursday.

    Advice: Soler padded the Cubs' lead to 2-0 with his first single, then 3-1 with his next single. The rookie is batting .368/.406/.737 in his first 64 plate appearances with five homers and 17 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:05 pm
     
    L, 14-5 vs ^ LAD
  • Daniel Hudson shut down for season
    The Diamondbacks have decided to shut Daniel Hudson down for the season.

    Advice: Hudson isn't injured, but rather the club just doesn't want to push him after he made the long trek back from a second Tommy John surgery. The righty allowed four runs over 2 2/3 relief innings across three appearances. Hudson will compete for a rotation spot in spring training. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:00 pm
  • Smith (hamstring) strikes out as pinch-hitter
    Seth Smith (hamstring) struck out as a pinch-hitter in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: Smith was held out of the Padres' starting lineup due to a tweaked hamstring. He remains day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:58 am
  • Juan Lagares (elbow) out at least a few games
    Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday that Juan Lagares (elbow) will miss at least a few games.

    Advice: Lagares exited Tuesday's contest with a sprained right elbow. It sounds like he's expected back at some point before the end of the season, but the Mets will be careful. Kirk Nieuwenhuis is in center field Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:59 pm
  • Juan Lagares dealing with sprained elbow
    Juan Lagares revealed Wednesday that he's nursing a sprained right elbow.

    Advice: It was referred to as a hyperextended elbow by the Mets when he exited Tuesday's game. Lagares said that he needs to consult with the team first before he knows how long he'll be sidelined. More clarity with his situation should be available later Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:34 pm
  • Amarista finishes a triple short of the cycle
    Alexi Amarista finished 3-for-4 with a double, homer, two RBI and one run scored on Tuesday against the Phillies.

    Advice: He came into this game batting .204 with no extra-base hits in September. So naturally Amarista finishes a triple short of the cycle in Petco, doing most of his damage against Phillies' starter A.J. Burnett. It'll be awhile before you see another performance like this out of Amarista. Even after the monster game, he's batting .242/.292/.313 on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:28 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Alexi Amarista SD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    7:10 pm vs SF
  • Allen called on for four-out save vs. Astros
    Cody Allen was asked to get four outs Tuesday, pitching 1 1/3 scoreless innings to earn the save against the Astros.

    Advice: With runners on first and second and two outs, Allen was called on to face Jason Castro. He got Castro to pop out, ending the threat, and he proceeded to toss a scoreless ninth to earn his 21st save. The 25-year-old has emerged as a legitimate closer this year, owning a 2.06 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 85/26 K/BB ratio over 65 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:38 pm
  • Soler's homer, 2 RBI enough as Cubs top Reds
    Jorge Soler went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and a solo home run as the Cubs shut out the Reds on Tuesday.

    Advice: Soler knocked in the Cubs' first run with a ground out in the third, then made it 7-0 with a seventh-inning solo home run. The 22-year-old has hit safely in 13 of his first 14 major league games, slashing a ridiculous .373/.393/.784 with five home runs and 15 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:59 pm
     
    L, 14-5 vs ^ LAD
  • Juan Lagares exits with hyperextended elbow
    Juan Lagares left Tuesday's game against the Marlins with a hyperextended right elbow.

    Advice: It's not clear how Lagares suffered the injury. More should be revealed about his status after the game. Kirk Nieuwenhuis replaced him in center field. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:39 pm
  • Seth Smith scratched with sore hammy
    Seth Smith was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a sore hamstring.

    Advice: It sounds like a minor issue, as Smith could be available to pinch-hit. Consider him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:22 pm
  • Bryan Morris (groin) might be done for season
    Bryan Morris might be done for the season after aggravating his right groin injury on September 9.

    Advice: The Marlins haven't officially ruled him out, but his return isn't looking likely at this point. "I aggravated it pretty good during that game in Milwaukee," Morris said. "In all reality for it to heal all the way up it's going to take four to six weeks. Obviously we didn't have four to six weeks at the time. I don't know where we're going from here. I just know right now we're not doing anything." If he's indeed done, Morris ends his season having posted a 1.82 ERA over and a 0.66 mark with the Marlins. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:40 pm
  • Adams (oblique) returns to STL lineup Tues.
    Matt Adams (oblique) is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday against the Brewers.

    Advice: Adams has been dealing with a left oblique injury for much of this month and his offensive numbers have cratered. The Cardinals -- lacking a serviceable backup option at first base -- need to get him right down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:12 pm
     
    5:15 pm vs ^ Cin
  • Soler (birth of child) returns to lineup Mon.
    Jorge Soler (paternity) is back in the Cubs' starting lineup on Monday versus the Reds.

    Advice: Soler missed the Cubs' weekend series in Pittsburgh for the birth of his child. The 22-year-old Cuban sensation is hitting .356 with a 1.101 OPS, four home runs, and 13 RBI through his first 12 major league games. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:16 pm
     
    L, 14-5 vs ^ LAD
  • Matt Adams nursing oblique issue again
    Matt Adams is not in Sunday's lineup after aggravating his left oblique issue Saturday.

    Advice: We figured something was up when he wasn't in Sunday's lineup against a right-hander. Adams first tweaked the oblique a week and a half ago but returned after missing just two games. It's not clear at this point how long he might be sidelined this time. Daniel Descalso is at first base Sunday, and he could share time there with Xavier Scruggs while Adams is out. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:06 am
     
    5:15 pm vs ^ Cin
  • Matt Adams not in Sunday's lineup
    Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He also sat out Friday's game, but that was against a lefty. With the Cards facing a righty Sunday, you have to wonder if Adams' oblique might be an issue again. Daniel Descalso is getting the nod at first base Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:42 am
     
    5:15 pm vs ^ Cin
  • Fernando Rodney takes loss in 10th
    Fernando Rodney walked four and took a loss after giving up the go-ahead run in the 10th Saturday against the A's.

    Advice: Rodney hasn't had many off nights this year, but these kinds of things can happen with him. He only got out of the inning because Josh Reddick decided to take a big cut after a 2-0 pitch (and six straight balls total) and lined out to a diving Chris Taylor at shortstop. Since Rodney was pitching in a tie game, he remains 45-for-48 in his save chances. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:54 pm
  • Zack Greinke does it all in 17-0 rout
    Zack Greinke pitched four-hit ball for six innings and homered Saturday as the Dodgers crushed the Giants 17-0.

    Advice: Well, this is quite the response to Friday's 9-0 loss. Greinke also doubled and walked in addition to homering off Mike Kickham. He was lifted after 84 pitches, which the Dodgers probably preferred anyway; they've been trying to go easier on him since last month's mild elbow issue. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:46 pm
  • Salazar allows three runs in no-decision
    Danny Salazar gave up three earned runs in 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a no-decision at Detroit.

    Advice: Salazar struck out seven and walked just one, but the Indians tallied two runs in the bottom of the third inning and then Victor Martinez tagged Salazar for a solo homer in the fourth. He's struggled now in back-to-back outings after a string of dominant starts. The young righty will try to get on track next week in Houston. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:37 pm
  • Lohse allows two runs in no-decision
    Kyle Lohse took a no-decision Friday after allowing two runs over 6 2/3 innings against the Brewers.

    Advice: Lohse allowed five hits (including a solo homer) and two walks while striking out six. While he didn't get the win, it was nice to see after he really struggled over his previous two starts. The veteran right-hander will bring a 3.81 ERA into a road start against the Cardinals next week. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:33 pm
  • Wada allows four runs in loss to Bucs
    Tsuyoshi Wada was chased after giving up four runs over 4 1/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Pirates.

    Advice: Wada, who left his last start with left leg cramping, gave up nine hits and two walks before being pulled with out in the fifth inning. Ike Davis hit a sacrifice fly off Justin Grimm to close the book on the southpaw's night. Wada got off to strong start in the majors, but he hasn't been nearly as effective in his last three turns. It's tough to trust him in mixed leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:05 pm
  • Matt Adams getting a day off Friday
    Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: The Cards are stacking righties versus southpaw Jorge De La Rosa, as Kolten Wong and Oscar Taveras are also sitting out. Xavier Scruggs is at first base, Mark Ellis is at second and Randal Grichuk is in right field. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:49 pm
     
    5:15 pm vs ^ Cin
  • Jorge Soler to miss weekend series
    Jorge Soler will miss the weekend series in Pittsburgh in order to attend the birth of his child.

    Advice: He'll rejoin the club when they return home Monday. Soler has batted .356/.367/.733 with four homers and 13 RBI over 12 games since being called up by the Cubs. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:48 am
     
    L, 14-5 vs ^ LAD
  • Soler provides Cubs' only run with HR in loss
    Jorge Soler gave the Cubs their only run with a solo home run as they were trampled again by the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

    Advice: Soler took Drew Hutchison deep in the seventh inning for his fourth home run of the season. The 22-year-old continues to excel against big league pitching in the early going. He's hit safely in 11 of 12 games and sports a .356/.367/.733 line across 49 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:51 pm
     
    L, 14-5 vs ^ LAD
  • Christian Colon to test out finger Thursday
    Christian Colon will test out his broken right middle finger with some throwing drills on Thursday.

    Advice: Colon suffered the injury just a week ago, but the swelling has gone down and he's hoping to play through it. He doesn't expected hitting to be an issue, but throwing could. Even if he's cleared to play, don't expect Colon to have much of a role down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:48 am
     
    Disabled List
    5:10 pm vs x Det
  • Amarista snaps morbid 0-for-17 streak
    Alexi Amarista snapped an 0-for-17 stretch of futility by going 1-for-4 with a run scored Tuesday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Amarista's calling card is his defense, but even the leather wouldn't keep him in the lineup for most teams. The Padres have always viewed offense as optional, so he makes for a nice fit. Amarista is slashing .234/.285/.298 with three homers over 359 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:36 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Alexi Amarista SD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    7:10 pm vs SF
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