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  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    28 minutes ago
  • 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
     
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  • Ortiz to get treatment on left wrist
    David Ortiz will get some additional treatment on his left wrist.

    Advice: Ortiz missed the final five games of the season with inflammation in the wrist, but it's not a major concern going into 2015. "We're not concerned about it," said Cherington. "It should resolve itself over the course of the off-season." Ortiz turns 39 in November and will begin next season 34 homers shy of the 500-mark for his career. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:38 am
     
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:27 am
     
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  • 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
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  • Red Sox want to talk extension with Cespedes
    Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Monday that the club is interested in discussing a contract extension with Yoenis Cespedes this offseason.

    Advice: "It is just a conversation that we will have at the right time," Cherington said. "There is no specific date we'll plan on having that, but so far, we think the relationship is off to a good start." Cespedes, who will make $10.5 million in 2015 in his final season before free agency, said on Saturday that he's "still not sure if I want to sign an extension or if I want to go to free agency." He batted .269/.296/.423 with five homers and 33 RBI over 51 games for Boston this season and hit .260/.301/.450 with 22 bombs and a career-high 100 RBI overall between the A's and Red Sox. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:35 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
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:18 pm
  • Hamilton (shoulder) goes through full workout
    Josh Hamilton (shoulder) went through a full workout on Monday afternoon without issue.

    Advice: Hamilton took batting practice, threw long toss, and ran the bases. He will repeat that routine on Tuesday and is then expected to face live pitching on Wednesday. The Angels are hoping he'll be close to full health by Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:22 pm
  • Nieuwenhuis to be discharged on Tuesday
    Kirk Nieuwenhuis is expected to be discharged from a New York hospital on Tuesday.

    Advice: Nieuwenhuis spent all weekend hospitalized due to an infection thought to be related to kidney stones. He told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York on Monday that he is already feeling much better. The 27-year-old outfielder batted .259/.346/.482 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 61 games this season for the Mets. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:49 am
  • Yankees outright left-hander Josh Outman
    Yankees sent LHP Josh Outman outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Outman was designated for assignment last Monday and is now officially off the Yankees' 40-man roster. He has a 4.43 ERA in 274 1/3 career major league innings. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:57 am
     
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  • John Farrell 'very comfortable' with Vazquez
    Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters Monday afternoon that he is "very comfortable" with Christian Vazquez as his starting catcher for 2015.

    Advice: Vazquez batted just .240/.308/.309 with one home run and 20 RBI in 55 games this season, but the 24-year-old is tremendous defensively and the Red Sox will hope that his offense catches up as he gets more playing time at the major league level. Think of Yadier Molina's early years in St. Louis. Vazquez is doubtful to hold much fantasy relevance next season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:50 am
  • Perez (elbow) to begin throwing in November
    Martin Perez (elbow) is scheduled to begin a throwing program in November.

    Advice: Perez underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in mid-May and probably won't be an option for the Rangers' rotation until June 2015. The 23-year-old left-hander owns a 4.13 ERA in 213 2/3 career innings. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:09 am
     
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  • Ichiro indicates he plans to play next season
    Ichiro Suzuki indicated Sunday evening that he is planning to play in 2015.

    Advice: Ichiro turns 41 years old next month, but the impending free agent outfielder told reporters after the Yankees' season finale that he feels "great" physically. He batted .284/.324/.340 with one home run and 15 stolen bases in 143 games this year for New York. There will be plenty of offers out there for him. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:47 am
     
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  • Pirates confirm Volquez for Wild Card Game
    The Pirates confirmed Monday that Edinson Volquez will start Wednesday's Wild Card Game.

    Advice: He'll be facing off against Giants ace Madison Bumgarner in what should be a raucous environment at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Volquez was one of the worst starters in the majors last season, but he bounced back with a 3.04 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 192 2/3 innings this year. The team that wins on Wednesday night will advance to a Division Series matchup against the Nationals. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:16 am
  • Holliday (flu) expects to be fine this week
    Matt Holliday expects to be fully recovered from the flu by Wednesday's first postseason workout.

    Advice: Holliday has been battling flu-like symptoms for over a week and was removed from Sunday's starting lineup in Arizona after the Cardinals clinched the National League Central via a Pirates loss. St. Louis doesn't begin NLDS play until Friday, so the veteran outfielder has ample time to get himself right. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:12 am
     
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  • Ichiro Suzuki collects two-run triple
    Ichiro Suzuki had a two-run triple as the Yankees' leadoff hitter against the Red Sox on Sunday.

    Advice: Suzuki was in the leadoff spot for just the second time all season, making one wonder whether it was just Joe Girardi paying tribute to him or maybe if Ichiro himself made a request prior to what could be his final MLB game. Obviously, Suzuki will be able to find work if he wants it. He came in at .284/.324/.340 in 359 at-bats this year. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:29 pm
     
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  • Hamilton (shoulder) to take BP on Monday
    Josh Hamilton (shoulder) will take batting practice on Monday.

    Advice: He'll take BP again on Tuesday before facing live pitching on Wednesday if all goes well. Hamilton has received a whopping 12 cortisone injections over the last couple weeks in hopes of getting his right shoulder in shape for the postseason. Game 1 of the ALDS is on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:19 am
  • Matt Holliday returns to Cardinals' lineup
    Matt Holliday is back in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Holliday exited Saturday's contest due to the flu, but he's not going to let it keep him from playing Sunday as the Cards try to lock down the National League Central. The hulking slugger is batting .308/.393/.589 with eight homers and 23 RBI over his last 29 games. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:15 am
     
    W, 1-0 x @Ari
  • Edinson Volquez would start WC game
    Edinson Volquez will be the starter for the Pirates in a potential Wild Card game Wednesday.

    Advice: It had been set up that way with Francisco Liriano pitch Saturday and Gerrit Cole getting the ball Sunday. The Pirates can still tie for the National League Central crown with a win Sunday coupled with a Cardinals loss. Jeff Locke or Vance Worley would start a potential tiebreaker game on Monday. Volquez struck out a season-high 10 batters in his last outing and holds a 2.20 second-half ERA. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:42 am
  • Nieuwenhuis (infection) remains in hospital
    Kirk Nieuwenhuis remains hospitalized due to an infection.

    Advice: Obviously, he's not going to play again this season. Matt den Dekker is in left field for Sunday's season finale. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:21 am
  • Matt Holliday departs game with flu symptoms
    Matt Holliday exited Saturday's game versus the Diamondbacks with flu-like symptoms.

    Advice: Holliday was 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout before leaving the game. Peter Bourjos replaced him in the outfield. Holliday will presumably sit out of Sunday afternoon's regular-season finale, but he should be fully recovered by the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:21 pm
     
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  • Cespedes reaches 100-RBI mark for first time
    Yoenis Cespedes was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored against the Yankees on Saturday.

    Advice: Cespedes knocked home a run with a single in the first inning and added another RBI single in eight-run second inning for the Red Sox. He now has 100 RBI for the year, marking the first time in his career that he has reached the century mark. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:25 pm
  • Kirk Nieuwenhuis (illness) is in the hospital
    Kirk Nieuwenhuis is in the hospital with some sort of infection.

    Advice: Nieuwenhuis missed Friday's game due to the illness and is expected to stay in the hospital until Sunday. He is batting .259/.346/.482 this year for the Mets. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:19 pm
  • Ortiz (wrist) remains out of lineup Saturday
    David Ortiz (wrist) remains out of the Red Sox lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: The veteran slugger continues to deal with inflammation in his wrist and is likely done for the season. Yoenis Cespedes is serving as the DH on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:42 am
     
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  • Josh Hamilton to resume swinging Saturday
    Josh Hamilton (shoulder) will resume swinging a bat on Saturday.

    Advice: Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Friday that he'll face live pitching at normal velocity before the playoffs begin, but his availability for the postseason remains in question. Before hitting the shelf, he slashed just .263/.331/.414 with 10 homers in his 89 contests. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:20 pm
  • Kirk Nieuwenhuis scratched due to illness
    Kirk Nieuwenhuis was scratched from Friday's lineup due to illness.

    Advice: He should be OK in a day or two. Eric Young, Jr. took Nieuwenhuis' spot in left field. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:38 pm
  • David Ortiz (wrist) out of lineup again Fri.
    David Ortiz (wrist) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Big Papi is nursing some wrist inflammation and is probably a long shot to play again this season. Yoenis Cespedes is being used in the designated hitter spot Friday in his place. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:09 pm
     
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  • 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
     
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  • Volquez fans 10 over seven shutout innings
    Edinson Volquez threw seven more shutout innings, striking out 10 batters in the process as the picked up the win against the Braves on Thursday.

    Advice: That's back-to-back starts of seven shutout innings for Volquez. He limited the Braves to four hits and a walk while setting a season-high in strikeouts with 10, eclipsing his previous high mark of seven. The right-hander has been a bargain find for the Pirates, as he ends the regular season at 13-7 with a 3.04 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and a 140/71 K/BB ratio. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:16 pm
  • Vazquez 4-for-4 with 3 RBI in rout of Rays
    Christian Vazquez had a terrific night at the plate, going 4-for-4 with an RBI double and a two-run home run in Thursday's rout of the Rays.

    Advice: It was a night of firsts, as Rusney Castillo joined Vazquez in hitting their first career major league home runs on Thursday. Vazquez had been slow to start offensively, but his performance against the Rays bumps his slash line up to .238/.304/.308 with 19 RBI in 197 plate appearances. Unfortunately, Vazquez is running out of time to bring his numbers further up on the board. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:52 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:23 pm
     
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  • David Ortiz dealing with wrist inflammation
    David Ortiz is currently dealing with wrist inflammation.

    Advice: Ortiz says that it feels is similar to what he felt before he suffered a partial tear of his tendon sheath in 2008, so the Red Sox are understandably being cautious. There's a good chance that he's done for the year. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:20 pm
     
    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
  • David Ortiz out of Red Sox lineup Thursday
    David Ortiz is getting another day off Thursday.

    Advice: Ortiz also sat out of Wednesday's game. He's been given a light load as the Red Sox play out the string. Yoenis Cespedes is at DH for Boston on Thursday night. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:05 pm
     
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:03 pm
     
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  • Hamilton not expected back before postseason
    Josh Hamilton (shoulder) said he doesn't expect to play before the end of the regular season.

    Advice: It was always a race against time as Hamilton attempted to overcome a variety of ailments. The outfielder did say he hopes to be back in time for the start of the playoffs. If Hamilton's regular season is over, he ends with a .263/.331/.414 with 10 home runs in an injury-riddled 89 games played. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:48 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:04 pm
     
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  • David Ortiz getting a breather Wednesday
    David Ortiz is not in the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It appears to just be a day of rest. Yoenis Cespedes is in the designated hitter spot against Jake Odorizzi at the Rays. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:57 pm
     
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  • Josh Hamilton (shoulder) unlikely for Friday
    Josh Hamilton (shoulder) is not expected to return to the lineup on Friday.

    Advice: His status for the rest of the weekend also remains in doubt. Hamilton has received a whopping 12 cortisone injections over the last couple weeks in hopes of getting his shoulder ready for the postseason, but his situations remains up in the air. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:46 pm
  • 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
  • Holliday hits 20 homers for 9th straight year
    Matt Holliday hit a two-run home run Tuesday, finishing 2-for-5 with two RBI in a loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: Holliday's two-run laser in the sixth inning tied the score and guaranteed him a ninth consecutive 20-homer season. That's remarkable consistency from the 34-year-old, who also reached the 90-RBI plateau in the loss. Holliday is hitting .276/.372/.447 with a handful of games left on the docket. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:27 pm
     
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:57 pm
     
    L, 9-5 vs x NYY
  • Volquez interested in staying with Pirates
    Edinson Volquez is interested in re-signing with the Pirates.

    Advice: Volquez has rebounded with a 3.15 ERA and 130/70 K/BB ratio in 185 2/3 innings this season and credits the Pirates' coaches for his turnaround, so it makes sense that he's open to staying, but he would also like to parlay his success into a multi-year contract. "You always want to sign for more than one year," said Volquez. "Especially now that I'm 31 years old, I'd like to sign with someone for two or three years and stay a little bit longer." Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:31 am
  • Hamilton (shoulder) won't play before weekend
    Josh Hamilton (shoulder) will not play until this weekend, at the earliest.

    Advice: Hamilton had been hoping to return as soon as Wednesday,' but Angels manager Mike Scioscia has ruled that out. The outfielder did hit off a tee Monday and Scioscia said Hamilton is doing "pretty good." Fantasy owners don't need to be counting on him playing at all this week. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:28 pm
  • Yanks designate Outman for assignment
    Yankees designated LHP Josh Outman for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for the newly-claimed Eury Perez on the 40-man roster. Outman was acquired from the Indians less than a month ago and tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings during his brief stint with the team. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:26 pm
     
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  • Cespedes has two hits, RBI against Orioles
    Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Sunday's win over the Orioles.

    Advice: Cespedes had an RBI single off Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez in the fifth inning, giving him 97 RBI on the year. Cespedes has six more games to ensure his first 100-RBI season. His 85 runs scored are also a career best for the 28-year-old. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 21, 1:53 pm
  • Ortiz homers, drives in two in loss to O's
    David Ortiz hit his 35th home run of the season in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: Ortiz's two-run shot in the first inning off of Orioles' starter Chris Tillman was his only hit of the game. He finished 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored. Ortiz now has three home runs in his last two games, having launched two bombs against the Orioles on Friday. For the season, Ortiz has 104 RBI. This marks the seventh season in which Big Papi has driven in 100 or more runs. It's also Ortiz's first season with 35 or more home runs since he hit 35 back in 2007. Overall, the slugger is slashing .264/.356/.520. Not bad for a 38-year-old. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 20, 8:29 pm
     
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  • Volquez magnificent in a no-decision vs. MIL
    Edinson Volquez was handed a no-decision Saturday despite tossing seven scoreless innings against the Brewers.

    Advice: Following Saturday's outing, Volquez has managed to lower his ERA by 76 points since the beginning of August. The right-hander yielded three hits and three walks while striking out six in the effort. He'll take a 3.15 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and a 130/70 K/BB ratio into his final start of the season on Thursday in Atlanta against the Braves. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 20, 7:47 pm
  • Josh Hamilton hoping to play Wednesday
    After getting 12 injections the last 12 days, Josh Hamilton is aiming to rejoin the Angels' lineup Wednesday or Friday.

    Advice: Hamilton said Saturday that he's recently had seven cortisone injections in his chest and back area, in addition to the five he had for his shoulder early this month. "It feels better today as far as breathing and stuff," Hamilton said. "Just sore from the shots. Whatever it takes to get well enough to get back and play three or four games before the playoffs." Rotoworld.com
    Sep 20, 4:56 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. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 20, 12:02 pm
     
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  • Josh Hamilton day-to-day with inflammation
    Josh Hamilton is considered day-to-day with inflammation in his rib cage.

    Advice: Hamilton underwent CT scans on the front and back of his rib cage on Saturday to rule out anything more serious, so the diagnosis is very encouraging. He has also been dealing with tightness and soreness in the front part of his shoulder/chest area, which could be related. Hamilton maintains that he'll be ready for the postseason. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 20, 9:43 am
  • 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
  • Holliday hits 19th homer in win over Reds
    Matt Holliday went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double, and a walk against the Reds on Friday.

    Advice: Randal Grichuk and Holliday went back-to-back against David Holmberg in the first inning, which gave John Lackey and the Cardinals' bullpen all the offense they would need. Holliday is now up to 19 home runs on the year, putting him one short of his sixth-straight 20-homer campaign. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 19, 9:05 pm
     
    W, 1-0 x @Ari
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