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  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:56 pm
     
    W, 2-1 ^ @Phi
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:51 am
     
    Not Active
    W, 1-0 x @Tor
  • Holt (concussion) set for exam next week
    Brock Holt (concussion) will see Dr. Michael Collins in Pittsburgh on October 8.

    Advice: Holt missed the final 21 games of the season with a concussion, but it's expected that he'll be cleared during next week's exam. There was some talk about him playing some instructional league games, but he will not be required to play anywhere this winter. Holt should be in the mix for the starting third base job next spring. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:22 am
     
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    L, 9-5 vs x NYY
  • Donaldson says knee feels more stable
    Josh Donaldson said Monday that his left knee feels more stable than it has over the past couple of days.

    Advice: Donaldson didn't test the knee with much running on Monday, but he's expected to be in the lineup for Tuesday's Wild Card game against the Royals. His knee has been an issue for most of the second half. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:50 pm
  • Twins' Trevor Plouffe has surgery on forearm
    Trevor Plouffe underwent surgery Monday to repair a fractured left forearm.

    Advice: Plouffe injured his forearm last Wednesday and was told by one doctor that surgery wasn't necessary, but he apparently went through with the procedure after getting a second opinion. Either way, it's expected that he'll be ready for spring training. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:35 pm
  • Will Middlebrooks will not play winter ball
    Will Middlebrooks will not play winter ball.

    Advice: Middlebrooks appeared in only 63 games this season due to injuries and the Red Sox were hoping that he'd be open to making up for lost time in a Caribbean league, but the 26-year-old wants to focus on getting healthy so he'll opt for a winter of rest instead. "He feels he can address what he needs to address without playing winter ball. That's a decision that he's made," Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said Monday. Middlebrooks batted just .191/.256/.265 in 2014 and is not a lock to open the 2015 campaign as Boston's starting third baseman. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:51 am
  • McDonald hits RBI double in loss to Mariners
    John McDonald had an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: McDonald, who entered the game for Erick Aybar, saved the Angels from being shut out with his run-scoring double in the ninth inning. The 40-year-old batted just .171 and will likely call it a career after the postseason. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:07 pm
     
    Player Note
    John McDonald LAA - 2B,3B,SS
    L, 4-1 x @Sea
  • Pennington has D'backs' lone two hits Sunday
    Cliff Pennington had the only two hits for the Diamondbacks Sunday, going 2-for-3 in a loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Pennington's two singles were all the Diamondbacks could muster against a slew of pitchers near the end of the Cardinals' roster. A left thumb injury cost Pennington two months, and the shortstop finishes the year batting .254 with six stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:28 pm
     
    Player Note
    Cliff Pennington Ari - 2B,3B,SS
    L, 1-0 vs ^ StL
  • Rafael Ynoa plates three in loss to Dodgers
    Rafael Ynoa delivered a three-run double as the Rockies dropped their season finale to the Dodgers on Sunday.

    Advice: His bases-clearing double in the seventh inning was Ynoa's lone hit in four at-bats on the afternoon. The 27-year-old impressed in his limited time with the Rockies down the stretch, slashing .343/.380/.463 with 13 RBI in 67 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:07 pm
     
    Player Note
    Rafael Ynoa Col - 2B,3B
    L, 10-5 ^ @LAD
  • Semien hits two-run shot in loss to Royals
    Marcus Semien hit a two-run homer and drove in a third run with a walk in Sunday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Semien hit the two-run shot, his sixth of the year, in the third inning before driving in another run with a bases-loaded walk in the fourth. The 24-year-old had some big games this year but finished hitting .234/.300/.372. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:51 pm
     
    L, 6-4 vs ^ KC
  • Spangenberg has two hits in season finale
    Cory Spangenberg went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and an RBI as the Padres dropped their season finale to the Giants on Sunday.

    Advice: The 23-year-old acclimated himself well in his first exposure to big league pitching, slashing .290/.313/.452 with a pair of homers and nine RBI in 62 at-bats. He'll have a chance to compete for the Padres starting job at third base heading into the 2015 campaign. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:28 pm
  • Gyorko collects two hits in season finale
    Jedd Gyorko collected a pair of hits as the Padres dropped their season finale to the Giants on Sunday in San Francisco.

    Advice: Gyorko finished the afternoon 2-for-3 and also drew a walk. His disappointing and injury-plagued season comes to an end hitting a mere .210/.280/.333 with 10 homers and 51 RBI in 111 games. He'll be a popular bounce-back candidate in next spring's drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:22 pm
     
    L, 9-3 ^ @SF
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:37 pm
     
    W, 2-1 ^ @Phi
  • Kristopher Negron goes deep for Reds
    Kristopher Negron went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Johnny Cueto's RBI single in the eighth put the Reds on top, and Negron provided a cushion with his two-run blast. The 28-year-old wound up playing regularly for the Reds down the stretch and ended up with a solid .271/.331/.479 batting line. He could have earned a utility job for next season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:02 pm
     
    Player Note
    Kristopher Negron Cin - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Pit
  • Victor Martinez goes hitless in finale
    Victor Martinez went 0-for-3 on Sunday to finish the season with a .335 average.

    Advice: With Jose Altuve going 2-for-4, it didn't matter what Martinez did today; he wasn't going to win the batting title. Still, it was a fabulous season for the 35-year-old DH. His .409 OBP led the AL, and his .974 OPS was tops in either league. He bested his previous high OPS by nearly 100 points (.879 in 2007). Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:31 pm
     
    W, 3-0 vs ^ Min
  • Jonathan Schoop homers in Orioles' win
    Jonathan Schoop homered Sunday for the Orioles' only run in the win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: This can't hurt Schoop's stock headed into the postseason. He's found himself on the bench more frequently of late, and while he did start all three games against the Jays, he was removed for a pinch-hitter after two at-bats Saturday. Schoop ends the regular season with a .209/.244/.354 line and 16 homers in 455 at-bats. He'll probably be in there for Game 1 against the Tigers, but it's not a given. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:13 pm
     
    W, 1-0 ^ @Tor
  • Edwin Encarnacion goes 1-for-4 in finale
    Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-4 before being removed for a pinch-runner in Sunday's finale.

    Advice: Limited to 128 games by a strained quad, Encarnacion just missed out on his third straight 100-RBI season, finishing at 98. Still, he finished in the top 10 in the AL in homers, slugging and OPS, joining teammate Jose Bautista. He hit 34 homers in 477 at-bats, putting him right behind Chris Carter as far as homers per at-bat. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:08 pm
     
    L, 1-0 vs ^ Bal
  • Daniel Murphy unlikely to see time in LF
    The New York Post's Mike Puma reports that the Mets have discussed with Daniel Murphy the possibility of playing some in left field next season.

    Advice: However, Murphy wasn't crazy about the idea, so it's not expected to happen. The 29-year-old has 60 games of experience in left field but hasn't manned the position regularly since 2009. Arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter, Murphy is an offseason trade candidate. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:27 am
     
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy NYM - 1B,2B,3B
    W, 8-3 vs ^ Hou
  • Xander Bogaerts sits with hamstring injury
    Xander Bogaerts is not in Sunday's lineup due to a hamstring injury.

    Advice: Bogaerts tweaked his hamstring on Saturday. The young shortstop's season concludes with a disappointing .240/.297/.362 batting line, though he did slug 12 homers and closed with a .313/.317/.490 line in September. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:21 am
     
    L, 9-5 vs x NYY
  • Donaldson homers in A's loss to Rangers
    Josh Donaldson went 3-for-4 with a home run in the A's loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

    Advice: Donaldson was a late-insertion to the A's starting lineup after banging both of his knees on Friday and he looked gimpy running the bases on Saturday night in Texas. But his production at the plate remained unchanged. He slugged a solo shot in the top of the first inning and later added two singles. The star third baseman is batting .257/.344/.459 with 29 homers and 98 RBI in 157 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:36 pm
  • Eduardo Escobar drives in six in rout of DET
    Eduardo Escobar went 4-for-5 with a homer and six RBI in Saturday's 12-3 rout of the Tigers.

    Advice: Escobar grounded out to third in his first at-bat, but he singled twice in the Twins' six-run fifth inning, hit an RBI single in the seventh inning, and then slugged a three-run shot in the eighth inning. Escobar is batting .277/.317/.409 with six home runs and 37 RBI in 132 games this season for Minnesota. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:05 pm
     
    Player Note
    Eduardo Escobar Min - 2B,3B,SS
    L, 3-0 ^ @Det
  • D.J. LeMahieu (knee) out of the lineup Sat.
    D.J. LeMahieu (knee) is out of the Rockies' starting lineup against the Dodgers on Saturday.

    Advice: LeMahieu left Friday's game with a left knee sprain and was still feeling sore on Saturday. He will have an MRI on Monday after the regular season has concluded. Charlie Culberson will start at second base for the Rockies in their final two games. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:48 pm
     
    Player Note
    DJ LeMahieu Col - 2B,3B
    L, 10-5 x @LAD
  • Ramon Santiago blasts walk-off grand slam
    Ramon Santiago dealt a huge blow to the Pirates chances of winning the National League Central division crown on Saturday, belting a walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning to give the Reds an improbable 10-6 victory.

    Advice: The Reds loaded the bases with a single and a pair of walks against John Axford in the 10th inning, but he retired Brayan Pena before the stage was set for Santiago's dramatics. He deposited the second pitch he saw deep into the left field seats to deliver the Reds the victory and ensure they don't finish the season with the worst record in their division. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:26 pm
     
    Player Note
    Ramón Santiago Cin - 2B,3B,SS
    W, 4-1 vs x Pit
  • Todd Frazier has monster day as Reds win
    Todd Frazier had a monster day at the plate in a come-from-behind victory over the Pirates on Saturday, blasting his 29th home run and scoring four times.

    Advice: Frazier finished the afternoon 1-for-2 plus three walks, and he drove home a pair of runs. He has been one of the top all-around fantasy performers this season, slashing .274/.337/.461 with 29 long balls, 79 RBI and 20 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:23 pm
     
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Pit
  • Josh Donaldson (knee) in Oakland lineup Sat.
    Josh Donaldson (knee) is in the Athletics' starting lineup Saturday versus the Rangers.

    Advice: Donaldson banged up both of his knees in a victory against the Rangers Friday, but he is obviously feeling better. The third baseman is batting .253/.342/.452 with 28 home runs and 97 RBI this year for the A's. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:44 pm
  • D.J. LeMahieu day-to-day with knee sprain
    D.J. LeMahieu is being considered day-to-day after leaving Friday night's game with a left knee sprain.

    Advice: The 26-year-old has seen the bulk of playing time at second base for the Rockies this season, but hasn't provided much of anything from a fantasy perspective, especially considering he plays half of his games in Colorado. For the season, he is hitting .267/.315/.348 with five homers, 42 RBI and 10 stolen bases (10 caught stealing) in 149 games. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:17 am
     
    Player Note
    DJ LeMahieu Col - 2B,3B
    L, 10-5 x @LAD
  • Chris Johnson returned to action on Friday September 26. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:59 am
     
    W, 2-1 ^ @Phi
  • David Freese rejoins Angels lineup Friday
    David Freese (back) returned to the Angels lineup on Friday, going 1-for-4 in a loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: Freese had been sidelined since Monday due to minor tightness in his mid-back. The issue is believed to be minor, and his absence was for precautionary reasons to get him healthy for the postseason. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:59 am
     
    L, 4-1 ^ @Sea
  • Josh Donaldson dealing with bruised knee
    Josh Donaldson said after Friday's game that he banged his knees during a victory over the Rangers, but that his hamstring is fine.

    Advice: Donaldson appeared to suffer a re-aggravation of his hamstring injury when diving for a ball on Friday, so it's encouraging news to hear that he merely banged his knees. Look for him to be back in the A's lineup on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:44 pm
  • Cabrera blasts 25th home run in loss to Twins
    Miguel Cabrera continued his torrid hitting in Friday's loss to the Twins, going 3-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBI.

    Advice: The two-time reigning MVP has been murdering the baseball since the calendar flipped to September, hitting .396 (38-for-96) with eight homers and 18 RBI in 24 games as the Tigers charge toward another Central Division crown. For the season, he's hitting a healthy .315/.373/.528 with 25 long balls and 109 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:54 pm
     
    W, 3-0 vs ^ Min
  • Negron logs three hits in Reds' loss to PIT
    Kristopher Negron went 3-for-4 with an RBI single, accounting for the Reds' only run in Friday's loss to the Pirates.

    Advice: Though hitting for average and getting on-base haven't exactly been his forte, Negron has put together a solid showing with the Reds for much of the second half. After Friday's effort, he's batting .250/.311/.441 with five home runs and 15 RBI in 149 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:12 pm
     
    Player Note
    Kristopher Negron Cin - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Pit
  • Johnson homers, but Braves fall to the Phils
    Chris Johnson hit his 10th home run of the season in Friday's loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: Johnson padded the Braves' lead to 4-0 with a fourth-inning, two-run home run to left field off of Jerome Williams. It was the first time he had gone deep since August 27. Johnson has had a subpar year after batting .321 in 2013. He's hitting .265/.295/.364 with 58 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:57 pm
     
    W, 2-1 ^ @Phi
  • Will Middlebrooks (hand) out again Friday
    Will Middlebrooks (hand) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Middlebrooks is still dealing with pain in right hand as a result of a hit by pitch back in May. It's still possible that he could play at some point this weekend, but the Red Sox will obviously proceed cautiously. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:28 pm
  • Anthony Rendon homers in Nats' win
    Anthony Rendon smacked a solo homer in Friday's win over the Marlins.

    Advice: His longball in the bottom of the first inning got the scoring going and wound up being all the Nationals needed. Rendon's homer was his 21st of the season, and he now sports a .288/.350/.475 batting line with 83 RBI. It's been a tremendous first full major league season for the 24-year-old. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:01 pm
     
    W, 1-0 vs ^ Mia
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:57 am
     
    Not Active
    W, 1-0 x @Tor
  • Rendon goes 2-for-3 with an RBI, stolen base
    Anthony Rendon was productive in Thursday's win against the Mets, going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base.

    Advice: Rendon knocked in the run in the bottom of the fourth when he was hit by a Zack Wheeler pitch with the bases loaded. The stolen base was his 17th in 20 attempts this season. Rendon is arguably the biggest threat in the Nationals' lineup heading into the post-season. He's batting .288/.350/.472 with 20 home runs, 82 RBI, and 110 runs scored. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:36 pm
     
    W, 1-0 vs ^ Mia
  • Cabrera homers, Tigers handle the Twins
    Miguel Cabrera socked a solo homer, his only hit in four at-bats, in Thursday's win over the Twins.

    Advice: Cabrera padded the Tigers' lead to 3-0 at the time when he went yard against Trevor May in the bottom of the fourth. He isn't very likely to add another MVP award to his collection, but he's had another fine season, currently batting .312/.371/.520 with 24 home runs, 107 RBI, and 99 runs scored. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:20 pm
     
    W, 3-0 vs ^ Min
  • Plouffe to get second opinion on forearm
    Trevor Plouffe will get a second opinion on his fractured left forearm.

    Advice: Plouffe was already told by one doctor that surgery isn't necessary, but he just wants to be certain. Either way, it sounds like he should be fine by spring training. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:21 pm
  • Chris Johnson (back) not in lineup Thursday
    Chris Johnson (back) is not in Thursday's lineup against the Pirates.

    Advice: Johnson left Wednesday's game with a lower back strain and will get some rest Thursday. He's feeling better and expects to play Friday. Phil Gosselin will start at third base Thursday while Ramiro Pena will play second. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:32 pm
     
    W, 2-1 ^ @Phi
  • Holt (concussion) won't play again this year
    Brock Holt (concussion) is not expected to play again this season.

    Advice: Holt is feeling better, but he still needs to travel to Pittsburgh to be cleared by concussion specialist Mickey Collins, so there's just not enough time. The hope is that he'll play some games in the instructional league in order to get some peace of mind going into the offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:26 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    L, 9-5 vs x NYY
  • Trevor Plouffe (forearm) won't need surgery
    Trevor Plouffe will not need surgery on his fractured left forearm.

    Advice: Plouffe suffered the injury Wednesday when A.J. Pollock's leg hit his arm on a slide into third base. The good news is that he won't need surgery, but he will wear a cast for 6-8 weeks. He should be fine for spring training next year. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:59 pm
  • Middlebrooks (hand) out again Thursday night
    Will Middlebrooks (hand) is out of the Red Sox starting lineup again on Thursday night.

    Advice: Middlebrooks hasn't appeared in a game since Sunday due to a sprained right hand. Garin Cecchini will start at third base for Boston on Thursday versus the Rays. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:07 pm
  • Xander Bogaerts returned to action on Wednesday September 24. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:25 am
     
    L, 9-5 vs x NYY
  • Bogaerts knocks in three as Red Sox rout Rays
    Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with a two-run single and a sacrifice fly as the Red Sox routed the Rays on Wednesday.

    Advice: Bogaerts lifted a sacrifice fly to tie the game at 2-2 in the second inning, then knocked in the first two runs in a five-run fourth with a single. Despite a mini-slump lately, Bogaerts has had a nice September, batting .317 (26-for-82) in 21 games. On the season, he's batting .239/.298/.363 with 12 home runs and 46 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:53 pm
     
    L, 9-5 vs x NYY
  • Chris Johnson leaves with lower back strain
    Chris Johnson left Wednesday's game against the Pirates due to a lower back strain.

    Advice: Phil Gosselin replaced Johnson at third base to start the sixth inning, and now we know why. The Braves are calling Johnson day-to-day with the injury. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:45 pm
     
    W, 2-1 ^ @Phi
  • Trevor Plouffe suffers fractured forearm
    Trevor Plouffe is done for the season after being diagnosed with a fractured left forearm.

    Advice: Plouffe suffered the injury Wednesday after hitting his left arm on the Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock's knee as he slid into third base. It's not clear at this point if he'll need surgery. While it's certainly an unfortunate ending to his season, Plouffe should be fine by the time spring training rolls around. His season concludes with a .258/.328/.423 batting line, 14 homers and 80 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:16 pm
  • Trevor Plouffe exits with forearm injury
    Trevor Plouffe left Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks after hitting his left forearm on A.J. Pollock's knee.

    Advice: The Twins should have more on Plouffe's status later Wednesday. Plouffe had a sac fly and drew a couple walks before exiting. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:57 am
  • David Freese (back) out again Wednesday
    David Freese (back) remained out of the Angels' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Freese is nursing some mid-back tightness. It's viewed as a minor injury, but the Angels are understandably playing it safe. Luis Jimenez is at third base Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:03 am
     
    L, 4-1 ^ @Sea
  • Eduardo Escobar drives in run in return
    Eduardo Escobar went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Escobar hadn't started a game since a week ago, when he suffered a jammed right shoulder. He should be fine moving forward. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:57 am
     
    Player Note
    Eduardo Escobar Min - 2B,3B,SS
    L, 3-0 ^ @Det
  • Plouffe has four-hit game against D'backs
    Trevor Plouffe had a four-hit effort against the Diamondbacks Tuesday, finishing 4-for-4 with a run scored.

    Advice: The only thing lacking in Plouffe's game was some run production, as all four of his hits went for singles and none drove in a run. Still, it was another good game for the third baseman, who has 15 hits in his last 38 at-bats. The hot stretch has his overall line at .258/.326/.423. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:34 pm
  • Cabrera saves Tigers with a walk-off single
    Miguel Cabrera kept the Tigers ahead of the Royals in the AL Central, delivering a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth against the White Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Tigers led 3-0 going into the top of the ninth, but David Price lost his bid for a shutout, allowing three runs to score. With the Royals having taken care of business with the Indians, the Tigers were in danger of falling back into a tie in the AL Central. Cabrera, though, helped them maintain their lead with his 105th RBI on a walk-off single in the bottom half of the ninth. Cabrera, who finished 2-for-5 with a double, has had another productive season, hitting .314/.374/.520 with 23 home runs. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:30 pm
     
    W, 3-0 vs ^ Min
  • Frazier doubles, homers in win over Brewers
    Todd Frazier went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run in a win over the Brewers Tuesday.

    Advice: Frazier started the scoring with a solo home run in the first inning. He's homered in two straight games and has 28 home runs on the season. That number is a career high, as is his 77 RBI, 83 runs scored and 20 stolen bases. It has truly been a career year for the 28-year-old. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:55 pm
     
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Pit
  • Encarnacion homers, knocks in 4 as TOR wins
    Edwin Encarnacion helped the Blue Jays rout the Mariners on Tuesday with an RBI single, a bases loaded walk, and a two-run homer.

    Advice: Encarnacion's first-inning single put the Jays on the board. His bases-loaded walk in the fifth was part of a seven-run outburst. And his sixth-inning two-run homer off of Erasmo Ramirez was the icing on the cake. Encarnacion now has a .272/.359/.561 and 34 home runs, and is three RBI away from notching his third consecutive 100-RBI season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:46 pm
     
    L, 1-0 vs ^ Bal
  • David Freese nursing minor back issue
    David Freese is not in Tuesday's lineup due to minor mid-back tightness.

    Advice: It's not seen as a big deal, so expect Freese to be back in there in a day or two. Gordon Beckham is at third base Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:10 pm
     
    L, 4-1 ^ @Sea
  • Will Middlebrooks scratched from lineup
    Will Middlebrooks was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a sprained right hand.

    Advice: It's not clear how he suffered the injury, but he can probably be listed as day-to-day. Garin Cecchini is at third base Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:41 pm
  • Xander Bogaerts (neck) scratched from lineup
    Xander Bogaerts (neck) was scratched from the Red Sox starting lineup on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Bogaerts was removed from Sunday's series finale against the Orioles with stiffness in his neck and isn't feeling well enough to start Tuesday's series-opener against the Rays. Jemile Weeks is at shortstop. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:37 pm
     
    L, 9-5 vs x NYY
  • Holt (concussion) could return this week
    Brock Holt (concussion) could return for Boston's final regular-season series.

    Advice: Holt resumed baseball activities on Friday and is beginning to feel much better. He hasn't played since September 5 because of post-concussion symptoms. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:16 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    L, 9-5 vs x NYY
  • Anthony Rendon not in Nats' lineup Tuesday
    Anthony Rendon is not in the Nationals' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Mets.

    Advice: It's just a routine day off. Kevin Frandsen will start at third base and Asdrubal Cabrera is at second. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:35 pm
     
    W, 1-0 vs ^ Mia
  • Escobar (shoulder) comes off bench for single
    Eduardo Escobar (shoulder) came off the bench to hit a single Monday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Escobar hadn't played since last Tuesday due to a jammed right shoulder, but he entered the game as a pinch-runner in the seventh and stuck around to hit a single in the ninth. He should be back in the lineup soon. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:35 am
     
    Player Note
    Eduardo Escobar Min - 2B,3B,SS
    L, 3-0 ^ @Det
  • Eduardo Escobar returned to action on Monday September 22. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:33 am
     
    Player Note
    Eduardo Escobar Min - 2B,3B,SS
    L, 3-0 ^ @Det
  • Donaldson draws 3 walks in win over Angels
    Josh Donaldson went 0-for-2 with three walks and a run scored in Monday's 8-4 win against the Angels.

    Advice: He has reached base seven times across 11 plate appearances, and scored four runs, over the past 48 hours. He won't come close to matching the raw efficiency of last year's breakout season (.301/.384/.499), but Donaldson totes a solid .254/.341/.457 slash line and will reach the 100-RBI plateau if he can drive in three more by sundown on Sunday. His WAR (currently 7.1) isn't even going to finish one game below 2013's total of 8.0; the A's have a keeper. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 22, 10:41 pm
  • Escobar (shoulder) available off bench Monday
    Eduardo Escobar (shoulder) is available off the bench Monday.

    Advice: Escobar hasn't played since jamming his right shoulder last Tuesday night, but he felt fine after taking some extra swings during early batting practice on Monday. It sounds like he's not far off from a return. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 22, 2:47 pm
     
    Player Note
    Eduardo Escobar Min - 2B,3B,SS
    L, 3-0 ^ @Det
  • Todd Frazier belts 27th home run in victory
    Todd Frazier belted his 27th home run of the season on Sunday, helping to power the Reds past the Cardinals.

    Advice: The 28-year-old is having an outstanding season at the plate, slashing .274/.335/.453 with 27 homers, 76 RBI and 20 stolen bases. While a full repeat shouldn't be counted on for next season, Frazier has likely worked his way into the first few rounds of fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 9:01 pm
     
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Pit
  • Donaldson crushes walk-off homer in 10th
    Josh Donaldson came up big for the A's Sunday, hitting a two-run, walk-off homer in the 10th inning to defeat the Phillies 8-6.

    Advice: Donaldson had singled twice and scored twice in the game prior to coming up with a man on in the 10th inning. He proceeded to take Phillies reliever Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez deep to send everyone home happy. Donaldson now has 28 home runs, 97 RBI and 89 runs scored this year. Three more RBI over the final week will represent Donaldson's first ever 100-RBI season. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 6:58 pm
  • Ynoa knocks three-run double in win over ARI
    Rafael Ynoa went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Ynoa came up with the bases loaded in the fifth inning and delivered a two-run double. He also contributed an RBI single in the seventh inning. The 27-year-old has now driven in six of his eight RBI in the past three games, and a heater has his overall line up to .409/.409/.545. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 5:59 pm
     
    Player Note
    Rafael Ynoa Col - 2B,3B
    L, 10-5 ^ @LAD
  • Bogaerts (neck) expects to return on Tuesday
    Xander Bogaerts (neck) expects to return to the Red Sox lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: The young shortstop was removed from Sunday's contest against the Orioles due to stiffness in his neck. Jemile Weeks replaced him on Sunday and could get the call on Tuesday if Bogaerts has any sort of setback. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 5:28 pm
     
    L, 9-5 vs x NYY
  • Semien hits three-run homer in win over Rays
    Marcus Semien went 2-for-5 including a three-run home run in a win over the Rays on Sunday.

    Advice: Semien delivered the big blow in the White Sox' four-run second inning, taking Rays starter Nate Karns deep for a three-run shot. He also singled and scored in the sixth inning. Semien has five home runs on the year but owns just a .234/.298/.364 line on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 2:38 pm
     
    L, 6-4 vs ^ KC
  • Xander Bogaerts exits with stiff neck
    Xander Bogaerts left Sunday's game against the Orioles with neck stiffness.

    Advice: He can probably safely be considered day-to-day. Bogaerts was replaced at shortstop by Jemile Weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 11:17 am
     
    L, 9-5 vs x NYY
  • Encarnacion dealing with mild inflammation
    The results of Edwin Encarnacion's precautionary MRI revealed that he's dealing with mild inflammation in his back.

    Advice: He felt good enough to be in the lineup on Friday and is back out there again on Saturday, so the issue doesn't appear to be serious. With a little more than a week to go, he's hitting .262/.350/.552 with 33 homers and 89 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 20, 10:33 am
     
    L, 1-0 vs ^ Bal
  • Plouffe has walk-off single vs. Indians
    Trevor Plouffe delivered a walk-off RBI single in a 5-4 win over the Indians in 10 innings on Friday.

    Advice: Danny Santana and Brian Dozier each singled to begin the 10th inning before Joe Mauer was intentionally walked to load the bases. Kyle Crockett managed to get rookie Kennys Vargas to strike out swinging, but Terry Francona brought in Josh Tomlin to face Plouffe, who dropped a single into center field to end it. Plouffe hasn't been able to maintain the form he showed in August, but he's had a productive year on the whole, batting .251/.321/.422 with 14 home runs and 79 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 19, 9:43 pm
  • Ynoa has four hits in rout of Diamondbacks
    Rafael Ynoa had a memorable night at the plate in Friday's thrashing of the Diamondbacks, going 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a triple.

    Advice: Ynoa also drove home three runs. He delivered a run-scoring double off opposing starter Chase Anderson in the fourth inning, then tacked on a two-run triple the following frame. While he profiles best as a utility infielder at the big league level, he's now hitting an impressive .417/.417/.528 in his limited action with the Rockies. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 19, 9:14 pm
     
    Player Note
    Rafael Ynoa Col - 2B,3B
    L, 10-5 ^ @LAD
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