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  • Joe Mauer (quad) remains sidelined Saturday
    Joe Mauer (quad) is not in the Twins' lineup Saturday against the Mariners.

    Advice: Mauer is still battling right quad soreness. Saturday will mark his fifth straight absence. Kennys Vargas will draw another start at first base and bat fifth against M's lefty Ariel Miranda. Rotoworld.com 48 minutes ago
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    4:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Asdrubal Cabrera back in Mets lineup Saturday
    Asdrubal Cabrera (quadriceps) returned to the Mets starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Cabrera was forced to make an early exit on Friday due to soreness in his right quad, it isn't enough to keep him out of Saturday's lineup though. He'll bat second against Alec Asher and the Phillies on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:43 pm
  • Carlos Correa back in lineup on Saturday
    Carlos Correa (shoulder) returned to the Astros starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Correa exited Friday's game after re-injuring his shoulder, but it's going to take a lot to keep him out of the Astros lineup at this point of the season. He's hitting in his customary cleanup spot against Jhoulys Chacin and the Angels on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:41 pm
  • Rangers will shift Derek Holland to bullpen
    Rangers manager Jeff Bannister announced Saturday that Derek Holland has been moved to the bullpen.

    Advice: He'll work out of the pen over the final week-plus of the season to see if he can be an option there for the club in the playoffs. The 29-year-old southpaw owns a 5.04 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 67/35 K/BB ratio over 105 1/3 innings with the Rangers this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:38 am
  • Zimmermann to throw sim game on Monday
    Jordan Zimmermann is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Monday.

    Advice: He's still trying to correct his ills on the side without effecting the Tigers in live game action. Until he gets his mechanics back in order, it would be surprising to see him make another start for the Tigers as they push for a wild card berth. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:52 am
  • Castellanos to play in simulated game Monday
    Nick Castellanos (hand) is scheduled to play in an instructional league game in Florida on Monday.

    Advice: It has been a slow recovery process for the Tigers' third baseman who has been on the shelf since August 6 with a fractured hand. He's still hoping to return to the club before the end of the regular season. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:46 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 7-4 vs KC
     
  • Tyler Glasnow to start for Pirates on Sunday
    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle announced Friday that Tyler Glasnow will start for the Pirates on Sunday against the Nationals.

    Advice: It will be the third start of the right-hander's young career. The 23-year-old hurler owns a 4.11 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 15/8 K/BB ratio across 15 1/3 innings with the big league club this season. He's worth a look as a streaming option. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:35 am
  • Jordy Mercer fouls out as pinch hitter
    Jordy Mercer (forearm) fouled out as a pinch hitter during Friday's come-from-behind victory over the Nationals.

    Advice: Mercer was scratched from Friday's lineup due to discomfort in his right forearm and was held out on Friday as well. The fact that he was able to appear as a pinch hitter bodes well for his status going forward and he should return to the starting lineup at some point over the weekend. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:44 am
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  • Carlos Correa departs with shoulder injury
    Carlos Correa was removed from Friday's game against the Angels after re-injuring his shoulder on a diving attempt defensively.

    Advice: Correa ranged back and attempted to make a diving grab in the outfield on a bloop double off the bat of Rafael Ortega in the ninth inning. Correa has been battling a shoulder injury for the past several weeks and appeared to aggravate it during the play. The Astros are expected to update his status on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:37 am
  • Carlos Asuaje doubles twice
    Collecting his first major league hits, Carlos Asuaje doubled twice and scored twice Friday against the Giants.

    Advice: Asuaje was making his second start at second base since joining the Padres four days ago. The late callup will give him little chance to throw his hat in the ring for a place on next year's team, but he's a fringy prospect anyway. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:57 pm
  • Scott Kazmir leaves after one inning
    Scott Kazmir pitched one scoreless inning Friday before leaving because of intercostal spasms.

    Advice: The plan was for him to throw two or three innings. That he couldn't get through it successfully suggests he won't be part of the Dodgers' plans for October. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:50 pm
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    6:10 pm vs Col
     
  • Jon Gray strikes out 10 in four innings
    Jon Gray fanned 10 while giving up four runs in four innings Friday in a loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Gray is the fifth pitcher ever to strike out 10 while working four innings of less. All five of those outings have come since 2013. Along with the 10 K's, Gray have up two homers and three walks to the 19 batters he faced. He also hit a batter. It took him 106 pitches to get through those four innings. Considering his workload this year, he probably should have been pulled earlier. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:48 pm
  • Nolan Arenado drills 40th homer
    Nolan Arenado hit his 40th homer Friday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Arenado has 40 homers and 129 RBI right now after finishing with 42 homers and 130 RBI last year. Where he's grown as a player is in the walk department; he's taken 55 unintentional walks this year and finishing with just 21 in 2014. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:45 pm
  • Taillon allows three runs in no-decision
    Jameson Taillon yielded three runs over five innings in a no-decision against the Nationals on Friday.

    Advice: All three runs scored in the second inning, the big blow of which was a two-run homer off the bat of Danny Espinosa. Taillon settled down from there and kept the Pirates in the ballgame into the middle innings. The young right-hander fanned seven and walked none and now has an impressive 3.49 ERA and 81/14 K/BB ratio in 98 innings across 17 starts on the year. As of now, he lines up for a start against the Cubs next week to finish his rookie season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:32 pm
  • Gonzalez gives up three runs in no-decision
    Gio Gonzalez gave up three runs in five innings Friday in a no-decision versus the Pirates.

    Advice: Gonzalez didn’t have a single clean inning, though he especially labored through the first three innings. The southpaw gave up five hits in all while walking three and striking out five. It has been an up-and-down year for Gonzalez, who owns a 4.51 ERA through 31 starts. He’ll finish the regular season with a start against the Diamondbacks next week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • McCutchen reaches base four times vs. Nats
    Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 with a triple, two walks, and a run scored Friday versus the Nationals.

    Advice: Coming up big at just the right time for fantasy owners. McCutchen has been a disappointment on the whole this season, but he’s batting .404 (19-for-47) with four homers, one triple, four doubles, 13 RBI, and nine runs scored over his last 11 games. He has hit safely in all of them. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:30 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera leaves with sore quadriceps
    Asdrubal Cabrera was forced to leave Friday's game against the Phillies with a sore right quadriceps.

    Advice: Cabrera is sore from fouling a ball off of his leg, but he was able to avoid any significant injury which is a big sigh of relief for the Mets. He could sit out on Saturday as a precautionary measure, but isn't expected to be sidelined for long. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Jordan Zimmermann says he feels 'good'
    Jordan Zimmermann said Thursday that he feels "good" but admitted he's "a little inconsistent" when throwing out of the windup.

    Advice: Zimmermann has thrown a couple simulated games as he tries to get his mechanics in order. "I feel good," he said. "My body and everything feels good. I feel really good out of the stretch. The wind-up is the only thing, and I still throw pretty well out of the wind-up. It’s just a little inconsistent, which I guess is expected when I got down three times and build back up three times." Zimmermann added that he feels like "I can go out there and compete and pitch," but the Tigers will have him throw another simulated game Monday. It's possible he could make a start in Atlanta during the final weekend of the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:14 am
  • Mauer (quad) might not play again until Sun.
    Joe Mauer might not start again until Sunday due to ongoing soreness in his right quad.

    Advice: Mauer hasn't started since last Saturday, although he had been slated to play Wednesday before that game was rained out. After a terrific August, Mauer has fallen off to .119/.245/.238 in September. Kennys Vargas has been filling in at first base. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:45 am
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    4:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Cabrera plays walk-off hero in 11-inning win
    Asdrubal Cabrera was the hero in Thursday's marathon, 11-inning win over the Phillies, hitting a three-run, walk-off homer in the 9-8 victory.

    Advice: Cabrera had three hits in the game, none bigger than the blast to right field in the 11th with two runners on to save the day -- and perhaps the Mets' season. He knew it, too, delivering an all-time bat flip toward an ecstatic Mets dugout before rounding the bases and being mobbed at home plate. It's been a magical season for the 30-year-old, who has 22 home runs in his first year with the Metropolitans. Cabrera is batting .281/.335/.480 through 132 games overall. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:57 pm
  • Jordy Mercer (forearm) scratched from lineup
    Jordy Mercer was scratched from Thursday's lineup with right forearm discomfort.

    Advice: It's unclear at this point whether it's something that could keep him out for more than just the one game. Sean Rodriguez will slide over from second base to shortstop for Mercer, while Adam Frazier has entered the lineup at second. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:30 pm
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    4:05 pm vs Was
     
  • Joe Mauer out of Minnesota lineup for Gm. 1
    Joe Mauer is out of the Twins' starting lineup for Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader versus Detroit.

    Advice: Kennys Vargas will start at first base and bat fifth against Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez. Twins manager Paul Molitor said he has noticed some "off-balance" swings from Mauer this week and might also sit him against Justin Verlander in the nightcap Thursday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:35 am
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    4:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Jordan Zimmermann set for another sim game
    Jordan Zimmermann is scheduled to throw another simulated game on Monday.

    Advice: Zimmermann hasn't looked sharp in his last two sim games, and he might have to really impress in this one Monday to get an appearance in the final week. The right-hander missed all of July and most of August with a lat injury and he gave up six runs in one official inning September 10 against the Orioles. That was his last outing for Detroit. He's made just one other appearance (August 4) since June 30. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:14 am
  • Derek Holland takes loss to Angels
    Derek Holland gave up five runs -- four earned -- in five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Angels.

    Advice: The Rangers announced eight days ago that they were shifting Holland to the pen, but he's made two starts since. He's probably not going to be in the postseason rotation, and he needs to show something in relief if he's going to be carried in the bullpen. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:26 pm
  • Cabrera swats two-run bomb vs Braves
    Asdrubal Cabrera went 1-for-5 and swatted a two-run bomb versus the Braves on Wednesday.

    Advice: After Jose Reyes walked and stole second base in the first inning, Cabrera jolted one over the right field fence for his 21st homer of the season. He has a .278 batting average to go with 52 RBI and 61 runs scored. He had a pedestrian first half of the season but has really turned it on since the All Star break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:33 pm
  • Scott Kazmir (neck) set for start this Friday
    Scott Kazmir (neck) is scheduled to start against the Rockies on Friday.

    Advice: Kazmir has been fighting through thoracic spine inflammation over the past four weeks and is also dealing with a bit of a blister issue. He threw a 35-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday, though, and it looks as though his various ailments won't be enough to prevent him from making Friday's start at home versus Colorado. The veteran southpaw has pitched to a 4.59 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 134/52 K/BB ratio over 135 1/3 innings in 2016 Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:19 pm
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    6:10 pm vs Col
     
  • Arenado slugs grand slam in rout of Cards
    Nolan Arenado slugged a grand slam Wednesday in the Rockies' 11-1 rout of the Cardinals.

    Advice: Arenado cranked his four-run shot against rookie Cardinals starter Luke Weaver in the bottom of the second inning to put the Rockies up 6-1. He also drew a walk and singled, finishing 2-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored in the big afternoon romp at Coors Field. Arenado is batting .294/.362/.573 with 39 home runs and an MLB-leading 128 RBI in 150 games this season. The 25-year-old third baseman is on his way to a second straight 130-plus RBI campaign. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:19 pm
  • Padres promote Carlos Asuaje from AAA
    Padres purchased the contract of INF Carlos Asuaje from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Asuaje will get a small taste of the majors after coming just short of a Triple-A championship with the Padres' affiliate in the Pacific Coast League. The 24-year-old second baseman hit .321/.378/.473 with nine home runs, 69 RBI, 10 stolen bases, and 98 runs scored in 134 games this season at the Triple-A level. San Diego may give him a start or two, but this is more of a 2017-and-beyond fantasy commodity. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:58 am
  • Asdrubal Cabrera goes 3-for-3 in loss
    Asdrubal Cabrera went 3-for-3 with an RBI double and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Braves.

    Advice: He also added a stolen base. The Mets managed just eight hits on the night, as Cabrera was the only one with more than one. He's been on quite a roll since returning from the disabled list late last month, batting .365 with seven homers and 17 RBI over 30 games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:24 pm
  • Zimmermann did not look sharp in sim game
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus offered an underwhelming review of Jordan Zimmermann's simulated game Tuesday afternoon at Target Field.

    Advice: "About the same as the other day," said Ausmus. "He feels fine, he feels healthy, he just feels inconsistent with his mechanics. I think he’s a little frustrated that he can’t get his mechanics working more consistently." Zimmermann allowed six runs in one official inning of work September 10 against the Orioles after missing all of July and most of August with a lat injury. It doesn't sound like he'll be cleared to rejoin the Tigers' rotation anytime soon. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:09 pm
  • Kazmir (neck) throws 35-pitch bullpen session
    Scott Kazmir (neck) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon.

    Advice: But he had a cover on the middle knuckle of his left ring finger, which is where a blister opened up Sunday during a simulated game. Kazmir has been on the disabled list since August 23 due to thoracic spine inflammation. He hopes to start for the Dodgers this weekend against the Rockies, but the left-hander might have too many hurdles to clear. There should be something more official on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:01 pm
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  • Castellanos still has discomfort in left hand
    Nick Castellanos felt lingering discomfort in his fractured left hand while facing live pitching Monday at the Tigers' spring training complex in Florida.

    Advice: It's not a significant setback, but the young third baseman is running out of time with the Tigers facing elimination from postseason contention. Castellanos will scale back to regular batting practice for the time being. He's been sidelined since August 6 because of the fractured hand. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:02 pm
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    L, 7-4 vs KC
     
  • Jordan Zimmermann throws sim. game
    Jordan Zimmermann threw a successful 68-pitch simulated game on Tuesday afternoon.

    Advice: He retired the final six batters he faced, three via strikeout. Zimmermann was lit up for six runs in one official inning of work September 10 against the Orioles and hasn't appeared in a live game since. It's not clear what the plan is next, though there is some chatter about him making a start this weekend against the Royals. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:17 pm
  • Kazmir (neck) could be placed on 60-day DL
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Monday that the team hasn't ruled out moving Scott Kazmir (neck) to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The move would make room for Alex Wood on the 40-man roster. Kazmir is trying to work his way back from thoracic spine inflammation, but he's now dealing with a blister. The clock is ticking on him at this point in the year. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:27 pm
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    6:10 pm vs Col
     
  • Derek Holland to start Wednesday
    Derek Holland will start Wednesday against the Angels.

    Advice: This lines up Cole Hamels to start Friday against the Athletics and Yu Darvish to follow on Saturday. Holland gave up five runs in 5 1/3 innings against the Astros last Wednesday, but he'll remain in the rotation for now. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:52 pm
  • Tyler Glasnow goes three scoreless in relief
    Tyler Glasnow pitched three scoreless innings, striking out four, in relief of Ivan Nova against the Reds on Sunday.

    Advice: The Pirates haven't ruled out giving Glasnow another start this season, and the fact that he threw 55 pitches today probably helps his case. Still, he's not on the schedule right now. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:12 pm
  • Scott Kazmir (neck) now has blister issue
    Scott Kazmir (neck) developed a blister during a simulated game Sunday.

    Advice: Geez, the Dodgers and their blisters. It's unclear how much this will set back Kazmir, who is trying to work his way back from thoracic spine inflammation. He might not have enough time to make any more starts down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:32 am
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    6:10 pm vs Col
     
  • Jordan Zimmermann to throw another sim game
    Jordan Zimmermann will throw another 80-pitch simulated game on Tuesday.

    Advice: Zimmermann was rocked by the Orioles a week ago and the Tigers have held him out of the rotation since then. It's unclear when he'll be given another start, but it could be next weekend if Tuesday's simulated game goes well. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:55 am
  • Gray punches out 16 in complete game shutout
    Jon Gray was absolutely dominant on Saturday, hurling a complete game shutout while punching out 16 batters in an 8-0 victory over the Padres.

    Advice: This was one of the best games thrown by any pitcher in baseball this season -- especially when you consider it was played at Coors Field. He allowed just four hits -- all singles -- and didn't walk anyone. He even picked off one of the few baserunners. Gray fanned four batters in the second inning and six in a row at one point. The 16 strikeouts is a new Rockies franchise record. Gray has had an up-and-down season but today's gem was the best of his career. He improves to 10-8 with a 4.42 ERA after 27 starts. He has a very nice 172/53 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 148 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:46 pm
  • Arenado goes 2-for-3 with a two-run bomb Sat.
    Nolan Arenado hit a two-run jack and finished 2-for-3 with a walk in Saturday's defeat of the Padres.

    Advice: Arenado's monster season rolls on. The first inning bomb gave the Rockies an early lead and they would never look back. He is batting .296 with 38 home runs and 123 RBI. He has also scored 107 times. He still has a chance to equal or surpass the 42 dingers he walloped last year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:27 pm
  • Taillon shaky (5 IP, 8 H, 3 ER) but wins anyway
    Jameson Taillon did enough to get by on Saturday, allowing eight hits, three runs and one walk over five innings to beat the Reds.

    Advice: He also added two strikeouts. Taillon allowed all three of his runs on a third-inning blast by Adam Duvall. It was a "bend but don't break" kind of outing for Taillon, who was limited to just 79 pitches. The victory evened his record at 4-4. He'll go for win No. 5 Friday against Washington. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:01 pm
  • Gio Gonzalez knocked around in loss to Braves
    Gio Gonzalez was knocked around in Saturday's loss to the Braves, surrendering six runs on nine hits in only 4 1/3 innings of work.

    Advice: On the plus side, he did manage to punch out seven on the afternoon and didn't walk a batter. The Braves scratched out a run in the first, two more in the third then broke the game open and chased Gonzalez with three more in the fifth. Now 11-10 on the season, the southpaw will look to improve upon his 4.48 ERA and 1.30 WHIP when he takes on the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Friday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:36 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera returns to lineup Saturday
    Asdrubal Cabrera (leg) returned to the Mets starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: He was forced to leave Friday's game in the eighth inning due to leg cramps, but it appears to have been only a minor issue. He'll bat second against Ervin Santana and the Twins on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:58 pm
  • Nick Castellanos getting at-bats in Florida
    Nick Castellanos (hand) will begin taking live batting practice at the Tigers' spring training facility in Florida.

    Advice: If all goes well after a couple of days, he'll begin playing in simulated games. Castellanos is still on track for a return in late-September, but could be shut down completely if the Tigers fall out of the playoff race before then. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:25 am
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    L, 7-4 vs KC
     
  • Asdrubal Cabrera leaves game with leg cramps
    Asdrubal Cabrera was forced to leave Friday's game against the Twins due to leg cramps.

    Advice: The Mets are calling his early exit precautionary, so he should return to the starting lineup on Saturday. He also clubbed his 20th homer of the season before departing Friday's contest. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:09 pm
  • Cabrera socks 20th homer Friday vs. Twins
    Asdrubal Cabrera connected for a solo homer run and walked twice against the Twins on Friday.

    Advice: After Jose Reyes led off the bottom of the third inning with a solo blast, Cabrera followed with a bomb of his own. The veteran infielder is still hobbled with a knee injury (and left Friday’s game after the eighth inning due to leg cramping), but he’s now reached 20 homers for the first time since 2011. His .800 OPS is the best of his career. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:03 pm
  • Mauer draws three walks Friday
    Joe Mauer went 0-for-1 with three walks Friday against the Mets.

    Advice: It was his third three-walk game of the season. We know, we know. That isn’t very exciting for fantasy owners. Mauer recently missed some time with some soreness in his quads, but he felt well enough to play first base on Friday under National League rules. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:02 pm
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    4:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Cutch homers twice as part of 15-run outburst
    Andrew McCutchen homered twice and finished 3-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored in the Pirates' 15-2 shellacking of the Phillies on Thursday.

    Advice: Cutch hit a pair of solo homers, one in the fourth inning and one in the eighth, and added an RBI single in the Pirates' eight-run ninth inning for good measure. He's now homered in two straight games and has 23 on the year, a sneaky number considering his well-documented struggles. The outfielder is hitting .250/.331/.426 overall, but reports of his death have clearly been greatly exaggerated. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:43 pm
  • Mercer hits three-run homer in win over Phils
    Jordy Mercer hit a three-run home run in Thursday's lopsided win over the Phillies.

    Advice: Mercer hit one of the club's four jacks against Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff on the evening, ending the right-hander's night with the thee-run shot. The homer was Mercer's 11th of the season, giving him 56 RBI. It will likely go down as a career year offensively for the 30-year-old, who's hitting .259/.331/.384 overall. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:31 pm
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    4:05 pm vs Was
     
  • Taillon will start first game on Saturday
    Jameson Taillon will start the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds.

    Advice: Taillon had his last start skipped as the Pirates try to limit his overall workload after missing the entirety of the 2014 and 2015 campaigns. Trevor Williams is expected to get the ball in the nightcap on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:13 pm
  • Jordan Zimmermann works 80-pitch sim game
    Jordan Zimmermann threw 80 pitches in a simulated game Wednesday at Comerica Park.

    Advice: "A lot of good ones," he said after the workout, "way more good ones than bad ones." Zimmermann was skipped from his last turn in the Tigers' rotation after getting rocked for six runs in one-plus innings by the Orioles in his first start off the disabled list (September 10). The right-hander has been bothered by neck and lat issues throughout the second half. It's not clear when or where he might pitch next. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:17 am
  • Castellanos (hand) week from full sim game
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Nick Castellanos (hand) is still at least a week away from playing a full simulated game.

    Advice: Castellanos took just one at-bat against rehabbing right-hander Jordan Zimmermann on Wednesday at Comerica Park in Detroit. He could head to the Tigers' instructional league in Florida to see more live pitching, if the timing is right. Castellanos has been on the disabled list since the first week of August because of a fractured left hand. He's pointed toward a late-September return. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:41 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 7-4 vs KC
     
  • Mauer (quads) back in Twins lineup Thursday
    Joe Mauer (quads) is back in the Twins' starting lineup on Thursday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Mauer sat out Wednesday due to nagging soreness in both of his quadriceps. He will serve as the Twins' designated hitter and bat third Thursday versus Detroit right-hander Mike Pelfrey. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:18 am
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    4:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Derek Holland gives up five runs in loss
    Derek Holland gave up five runs in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Holland turned in three straight quality starts after coming off the disabled list, including one against these Astros, but he's struggled in losses his last two times out. His rotation spot for the rest of the regular season is in doubt. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • McCutchen goes 2-for-4 with a solo homer
    Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 and hit a solo home run in a loss to the Phillies on Wednesday.

    Advice: The shot off Jake Thompson produced the Pirates' first run but they were already down by four and well on their way to losing. The home run was McCutchen's 21st of the season. His power this year has been right where it usually is but everything else is way down. He is batting just .245/.327/.407 with 62 RBI and six stolen bases. His poor performance has ruined playoff chances for the Pirates and most of his fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:17 pm
  • Joe Mauer out of action Wed. with quad injury
    Joe Mauer (quad) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers.

    Advice: Mauer has been experiencing soreness in his quads since the middle of August, though he has been able to play intermittently. The veteran first baseman last saw the field on September 10. Kennys Vargas will man first against the Tigers in Mauer's absence and is batting fourth. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:33 pm
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    4:10 pm vs Sea
     
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