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  • A.J. Schugel doesn't need shoulder surgery
    A.J. Schugel (shoulder) has been recommended rest and rehab after receiving a second opinion from Dr. David Altchek.

    Advice: Schugel is merely dealing with inflammation in his right shoulder. He'll be fine for spring training, barring a setback. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:43 pm
    60-Day DL
    Top 6, Delay vs ChC
     
  • Tyler Saladino (back) ruled out for season
    Tyler Saladino (back) has been ruled out for the season.

    Advice: Saladino hasn't played in a week and the White Sox don't feel the need to push him at this point. Carlos Sanchez will continue to hold down second base. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:34 pm
    Day-to-Day
    Top 5, 0-2 vs TB
     
  • Joe Ross goes four strong against D'backs
    Joe Ross pitched four innings of one-run ball Thursday as the Nationals beat the Diamondbacks 5-3.

    Advice: Ross struck out five in the 90-pitch outing and was impressive enough to seemingly clinch his spot in the postseason rotation. He finishes the regular season with a 7-5 record and a nice 3.43 ERA in 19 starts. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:13 pm
    W, 5-3 vs Ari
     
  • Robbie Ray gives up five runs in loss
    Robbie Ray dropped to 8-15 after giving up five runs in 4 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Nationals.

    Advice: Ray finishes with an 11.25 K/9 IP, which ranks 21st all-time among pitchers to qualify for the ERA title. Unfortunately, he also finishes with a 4.90 ERA, which is the third highest mark ever for a pitcher with 200 strikeouts. Many will look at the strikeouts and label him as a 2017 breakthrough candidate. We're not quite as optimistic; he should be quite a bit better than this, but he doesn't project as a top-of-the-rotation guy. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:09 pm
  • Ender Inciarte not in Thursday's lineup
    Ender Inciarte is not in the Braves' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: The hot-hitting outfield is getting a day of rest. Mallex Smith is in center field. Adonis Garcia and Tyler Flowers are also sitting out, as the Braves have Rio Ruiz and Anthony Recker at third base and catcher, respectively. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:27 pm
  • Joe Mauer (quad) out again Thursday
    Joe Mauer (quad) remained out of the Twins' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: He hasn't started a game since Sunday as he battles a nagging right quad ailment. Mauer will likely continue to serve mainly as a pinch-hitter in the final days of the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:25 pm
  • Devon Travis (shoulder) back in Jays' lineup
    Devon Travis (shoulder) is back in the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Thursday night.

    Advice: Travis missed a handful of games after injuring his left shoulder in Monday's benches-clearing fracas with the Yankees. He is starting at second base and batting ninth Thursday versus Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:47 pm
  • Josh Smith to start Friday versus Cubs
    Josh Smith will start for the Reds on Friday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Smith tossed three innings of one-run ball in a spot start versus the Cubs on September 20. The right-hander has been used primarily in relief this year and probably won't go more than four innings on Friday afternoon at Great American Ball Park. He should not be considered a viable fantasy streaming option. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:12 pm
  • Wong (shoulder) returns with pinch-hit 3B
    Kolten Wong (shoulder) hit a pinch-hit leadoff triple in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday, but the Cardinals weren't able to drive him in and fell 2-1 to the Reds.

    Advice: Wong was held out of the starting lineup yet again with shoulder discomfort, but his swing looked free and easy as he launched a ball off the top of the right field wall at Busch Stadium. He flew around the bases before sliding feet-first into third. But that is where Wong would remain, with Reds closer Raisel Iglesias inducing two groundouts and a shallow outfield fly from the Cardinals' next three batters. Wong should be able to make a start or two over St. Louis' final four regular season games. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:49 am
    Day-to-Day
    Top 8, 3-2 vs Cin
     
  • Luis Perdomo gives up five runs in win
    Luis Perdomo surrendered five runs in five innings Wednesday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Perdomo gave up three homers, two of them coming in the first. It brought his total to 23 homers allowed in 146 2/3 innings on the season. Still, he picked up a win, leaving him 9-10 with a 5.71 ERA. He was surprisingly competent, if not exactly effective, after moving into the Padres rotation in mid-June, which qualifies as a success considering that he was a Rule 5 pick who never pitched above A ball prior to this year. He'll open next season back in the minors, probably in Triple-A, but he should again be a factor in the Padres rotation. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:20 pm
  • Jose De Leon roughed up by Padres
    Jose De Leon was tagged for five runs -- three earned -- in 2 1/3 innings by the Padres on Wednesday.

    Advice: This probably eliminates De Leon for consideration from the postseason roster. He posted a 6.35 ERA in his four starts for the Dodgers. Still, his future is awfully promising. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:16 pm
  • Bryan Mitchell blanks Red Sox
    Bryan Mitchell shut out the Red Sox for seven innings Wednesday, allowing just two hits.

    Advice: The Yankees have always been high on Mitchell, but he was essentially a non-factor this year after fracturing a toe in April. Having such a strong outing in his final regular-season start will help with the wishcasting for 2017, though we're still skeptical that he'll last as a starter. He'll likely compete for a rotation spot in spring training. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Fulmer gives up three runs in 3 1/3 frames
    Michael Fulmer surrendered three runs in 3 1/3 innings as the Tigers won a soggy game versus the Indians on Wednesday.

    Advice: He gave up six hits and three walks while fanning three batters as he pitched around rain delays. The poor outing was just bad enough to bump his ERA over the 3.00 mark to end the season. The rookie finishes with an 11-7 record and 3.06 ERA in 26 starts. He struck out 132 batters and walked 42 in 159 innings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • McAllister tosses two scoreless frames Wed
    Zach McAllister tossed two scoreless innings in a rainy start versus the Tigers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He gave up one hit, walked one and struck out one in the brief outing. The game was interrupted by rain multiple times and ended up being called after five frames. The Indians' starting rotation has been wracked by injuries of late, so McAllister was called upon to fill in a day after the Tribe clinched their division. He has been effective out of the bullpen this year. He has a 3.44 ERA with 54 strikeouts in 52 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:50 pm
  • Anderson yields four runs in five innings Wed
    Chase Anderson allowed four runs -- three earned -- in five innings but escaped with a no-decision although his team lost to the Rangers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He gave up eight hits and two walks while fanning only two batters on the evening. He got off to a rough start as he gave up three runs in the first inning before settling down to give up just one more run over the next four frames. Anderson finishes his season with a 9-11 record after 30 starts. He has a 4.39 ERA with 120 strikeouts in 151 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Kolten Wong to test tender shoulder in BP
    Kolten Wong will test his injured shoulder in pregame batting practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Wong did not play in Tuesday's game against the Reds and he's out of the starting lineup Wednesday, but it sounds like he should be available off the bench for the Wild Card-hunting Redbirds. Wong injured his shoulder last week in Chicago when he slipped in left field. He was given a cortisone injection Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:28 pm
    Day-to-Day
    Top 8, 3-2 vs Cin
     
  • Joe Mauer (quad) will be available off bench
    Joe Mauer (quad) will be available to hit off the bench when the Twins face the Royals on Wednesday.

    Advice: While Mauer could see an at-bat in Wednesday's contest, he is not in the lineup proper. Kennys Vargas draws the start at first instead and is hitting fifth. Mauer has been dealing with a right quad injury for well over a month. He has played in just 12 games in September. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:14 pm
  • Travis (shoulder) on Jays' bench Wednesday
    Devon Travis (shoulder) is out again Wednesday.

    Advice: Travis injured his left shoulder Monday in the Blue Jays' benches-clearing brawl with the Yankees and remains day-to-day. Ryan Goins is at second base and Ezequiel Carrera is leading off Wednesday night against the Orioles and right-hander Chris Tillman. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:38 pm
  • Kolten Wong out Tuesday with shoulder injury
    Kolten Wong is out of the Cardinals' lineup Tuesday due to a shoulder injury.

    Advice: Wong was given a cortisone injection and is "a day away" from being able to play defense, according to the Cardinals. He could be available to pinch-hit on Tuesday night against the visiting Reds. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:37 pm
    Day-to-Day
    Top 8, 3-2 vs Cin
     
  • Devon Travis day-to-day with shoulder issue
    Devon Travis (shoulder) is considered day-to-day.

    Advice: Travis got tangled up with some other players in Monday night's benches-clearing brawl with the Yankees, suffering an injury to his left shoulder that he then aggravated on a swing later in the game. It's not clear when he might return. Joaquin Benoit also suffered an injury -- a calf tear, to be exact -- in that pointless fracas Monday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:31 pm
  • Travis (shoulder) out of Jays' lineup Tuesday
    Devon Travis (shoulder) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Orioles.

    Advice: Travis left Monday's game against the Yankees with a left shoulder injury, but the severity isn't yet known. Darwin Barney is filling in at second base on Tuesday while Ezequiel Carrera will play right field and bat leadoff. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:44 pm
  • De Leon to start Wednesday vs. Padres
    Jose De Leon will start Wednesday against the Padres.

    Advice: De Leon was originally scheduled start on Tuesday, but Kenta Maeda will move up a day to start instead. The rookie right-hander has posted a 5.52 ERA through his first three starts in the majors. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:28 am
  • Travis (shoulder) makes early exit Monday
    Devon Travis left Monday's game against the Yankees with a left shoulder injury.

    Advice: Travis went 0-for-3 with a strikeout before leaving after five innings and could be seen wincing on a swing. The specifics of the issue aren't yet known, but it's worth noting that he had a pair of surgeries on his left shoulder last year. We should know more soon. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:49 pm
  • Joe Mauer (quad) says he feels 'terrible'
    Joe Mauer (quad) admitted Saturday that he's "been feeling terrible for a while."

    Advice: Mauer has battled lingering pain in his right quad area for the last six weeks and has been in and out of the lineup of late. "Well, I feel terrible," Mauer said. "I’ve been feeling terrible for a while. But the season’s not over." The first baseman will be back in the lineup Sunday, but his playing time in the final week figures to continue to be curtailed. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:08 am
  • Ross gets through 2 2/3 innings vs. Pirates
    Joe Ross allowed a run on five hits over 2 2/3 innings Saturday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Still limited as he works his way back from a shoulder injury, Ross threw 63 pitches to get eight outs before exiting. The Nats are far less concerned with the result -- they won, anyway -- than with getting the 23-year-old's stamina built up ahead of the postseason, so they'll surely take the subpar outings as long as Ross gets out of them healthy. He's got a 3.48 ERA in 18 starts overall this season. Ross's final tuneup will come Thursday against the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:47 pm
    W, 5-3 vs Ari
     
  • Ray gives up five runs in loss to Orioles
    Robbie Ray allowed five runs -- four earned -- on six hits over 3 2/3 innings in Saturday's loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: Ray's struggles continue, as he's now 8-14 with a 4.77 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 31 starts. The southpaw has struck out a whopping 215 batters on the year, but little else has been ideal in his sophomore year as a full-time starter. Ray will get one more start to try to go out on a high note, taking on the Nationals on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:07 pm
  • Tyler Saladino (back) to see doctor on Monday
    White Sox manager Robin Ventura expects Tyler Saladino (back) will have his back checked out when the team returns home on Monday.

    Advice: He was scratched from Friday's lineup with back discomfort and is expected to miss the entire weekend series in Cleveland. It's been a rough injury month for Saladino, who just returned after missing three games with a calf issue earlier this week. The 27-year-old has hit .282 this year with eight homers, 38 RBI and 11 steals. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:41 pm
    Day-to-Day
    Top 5, 0-2 vs TB
     
  • 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 Saturday, 1:12 pm
  • Mitchell goes six innings in loss to Jays
    Bryan Mitchell gave up three runs (one earned) over six innings Friday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Mitchell ran into all sorts of trouble early on in this one, so it’s impressive that he managed to make it through six innings. All told, he gave up six hits and four walks while striking out two batters. Mitchell has posted a 4.50 ERA and 9/7 K/BB ratio in 18 innings through four starts since being recalled by the Yankees. He’s not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:39 pm
  • Michael Fulmer fans nine in win over Royals
    Michael Fulmer was fantastic in Friday's victory over the Royals, racking up nine strikeouts over seven innings of one-run ball.

    Advice: The rookie right-hander scattered just eight hits on the night and didn't walk a batter. The only blemish on his evening was a run that scored on an infield single in the sixth inning. He has been a savior to the Tigers rotation this season, compiling a 2.95 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 129/39 K/BB ratio across 155 2/3 innings. He'll take his final turn of the regular season on Wednesday against the Indians. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:22 pm
  • Tyler Saladino scratched with sore back
    Tyler Saladino was scratched from Friday's lineup with back discomfort.

    Advice: Saladino missed a few days of action last month with back issues. Consider him day-to-day. Carlos Sanchez replaced him at second base. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:46 pm
    Day-to-Day
    Top 5, 0-2 vs TB
     
  • A.J. Schugel (shoulder) goes on 60-day DL
    Pirates placed RHP A.J. Schugel on the 60-day disabled list, retroactive to August 31, with a right shoulder injury.

    Advice: The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Phil Coke. Schugel hasn't pitched at all this month due to a sore shoulder and is now officially ruled out for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:50 pm
    60-Day DL
    Top 6, Delay vs ChC
     
  • 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 Friday, 6:45 am
  • Chase Anderson locks down Pirates into sixth
    Chase Anderson held the Pirates in check in Thursday's win, yielding one run on four hits over 5 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Anderson struck out six and walked one on the evening. He kept the scoreboard clean outside of a Francisco Cervelli solo home run in the fifth inning. For the season, the 28-year-old right-hander has pitched to a 4.36 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 113/51 K/BB ratio over 146 2/3 innings. His 2016 schedule will finish out with a road date with the Rangers next Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:05 pm
  • Inciarte legs out triple, scores twice in win
    Ender Inciarte went 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Inciarte, sometimes the forgotten man in the Shelby Miller trade that sent first overall pick Dansby Swanson to the Braves along with Inciarte and Aaron Blair, has quietly had a very good first season in Atlanta. Aside from making game-saving catches, the 25-year-old is also hitting .296/.354/.389 with 16 stolen bases and 80 runs scored. If Swanson was the main prize, Inciarte has been the cherry on top for the Braves. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:53 pm
  • 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
  • Luis Perdomo allows three runs in loss
    Luis Perdomo yielded three runs in seven innings Wednesday in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Perdomo remains awfully raw, but it's impressive that he's managing to hold his own for the most part. Since mid-June, he has a 4.26 ERA and a 72/26 K/BB ratio over 105 2/3 innings in 17 starts. That's a massive improvement on the 9.50 ERA he had previously. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:47 pm
  • A.J. Schugel (shoulder) unavailable for Wed.
    A.J. Schugel (shoulder) is not available for Wednesday's game against the Brewers.

    Advice: Schugel is returning to Pittsburgh for a second opinion on his injured right shoulder. He has been feeling discomfort in the wing since the end of August. It should be noted that he was available for Tuesday's game, and there is still a chance he returns to the mound for the Bucs before the end of the 2016 season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:26 pm
    60-Day DL
    Top 6, Delay vs ChC
     
  • Saladino (calf) goes 1-for-4 in return Tues.
    Tyler Saladino (calf) went 1-for-4 in his return to the White Sox starting lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Saladino missed a handful of games after tweaking his calf Friday night in Kansas City. The 27-year-old infielder is slashing .286/.319/.415 with eight home runs and 11 stolen bases in 92 games this season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:53 am
    Day-to-Day
    Top 5, 0-2 vs TB
     
  • Smith yields on run in three innings in start
    Josh Smith allowed a run over three innings of work in a spot start Tuesday against the Cubs.

    Advice: In a bit of a cruel twist, it was Smith, who was actually pretty good, that ended up taking the loss. Meaningless statistics aside, the 29-year-old gave up three hits and walked two in his first start of the year. Smith should go back to being a reliever moving forward. He'll take take a 4.86 ERA with him to the bullpen. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:31 pm
  • Schugel (arm) available on Tuesday night
    A.J. Schugel (shoulder) is available out of the Pirates' bullpen on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Schugel has been out all month because of discomfort in his upper right arm, near his throwing shoulder. The 27-year-old reliever owns a decent 3.63 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 46/13 K/BB ratio in 52 innings this season out of the Pittsburgh bullpen. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:48 pm
    60-Day DL
    Top 6, Delay vs ChC
     
  • Josh Smith to start for Reds on Wednesday
    Josh Smith will start for the Reds on Wednesday night against the Cubs.

    Advice: It will be his first start this season at the major league level. Smith, 29, holds a 5.72 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in 83 1/3 career MLB innings and should go on being ignored in fantasy leagues for what is likely to be a one-off rotation turn. He's been working in a mop-up role for most of the year. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 12:45 pm
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