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  • A.J. Cole suspended for five games by MLB
    A.J. Cole has been suspended five games by Major League Baseball for throwing at Jung Ho Kang on Sunday.

    Advice: Cole was retaliating for Kang's fake tag on Bryce Harper in the top of the third inning, which led to Harper suffering a left thumb injury. Cole was also fined for the act. He is appealing the five-game suspension and will remain active until that appeal is heard. The suspension might have to be served in 2017. Rotoworld.com 38 minutes ago
  • MRI shows no damage in Soler's right side
    An MRI taken Monday on the right side of Jorge Soler showed no major damage.

    Advice: Soler is hanging back in Chicago for now, but he should rejoin the Cubs for their final regular-season series this weekend in Cincinnati. This was the second MRI on his right side, which has been causing Soler discomfort for the last two weeks. It sounds like a relatively minor oblique issue. Rotoworld.com 43 minutes ago
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm @Pit
     
  • Urias to start for Dodgers on Thursday
    Julio Urias will start for the Dodgers on Thursday at San Diego.

    Advice: It probably won't be a very lengthy outing for the young left-hander, who has thrown a career-high 119 innings this season between the minors and majors. Urias topped out at just 80 1/3 innings last year. Still, he could be an option to start Game 4 of the NLDS against the Nationals. Rotoworld.com 47 minutes ago
  • Holliday (thumb) doubtful to return this year
    Matt Holliday (thumb) is doubtful to return to the Cardinals' active roster this year.

    Advice: Holliday was aiming to take live batting practice over the weekend, but it didn't happen. The veteran outfielder is apparently still dealing with some discomfort and strength issues surrounding his surgically-repaired right thumb. St. Louis has an interesting decision to make this winter with Holliday holding a $17 million club option for 2017. He posted a career-low .768 OPS with 19 homers and 60 RBI in 107 games this season and will turn 37 years old in January. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:19 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Steven Wright (shoulder) throws 'pen session
    Steven Wright (shoulder) threw a light bullpen session on Tuesday in Fort Myers, Florida.

    Advice: He's scheduled for a more intense mound workout on Friday at Fenway Park. Wright can be ruled out for the remainder of the 2016 regular season, but he could be an option for the Red Sox in some capacity during the playoffs. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:09 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm @NYY
     
  • Tigers activate 3B Nick Castellanos from DL
    Tigers activated 3B Nick Castellanos from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Castellanos wound up missing just over seven weeks with a fractured left hand. He will be available off the Tigers' bench on Tuesday night and should return to the starting lineup Wednesday. The young third baseman was batting .286/.331/.500 with 18 home runs and 58 RBI in 105 games before the injury. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:45 pm
  • Kiermaier (hand) remains sidelined on Tues.
    Kevin Kiermaier (hand) is out again Tuesday.

    Advice: Kiermaier was hit in the hand by a pitch on Sunday afternoon and is still dealing with some discomfort. He probably shouldn't be counted on in fantasy leagues over these final six games. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:41 pm
    Day-to-Day
    5:10 pm @CWS
     
  • Castellanos (hand) to be activated on Wed.
    Nick Castellanos (hand) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

    Advice: Castellanos went 1-for-3 in an instructional league game Monday in Florida and boarded a flight to Detroit after waking up Tuesday morning with no abnormal discomfort in his left hand. He fractured the hand back on August 6 and has been on the DL since. The young third baseman will try to give the Tigers a boost as they make one final push for an American League Wild Card spot. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:37 pm
  • Matz (elbow, shoulder) done for the season
    Steven Matz (elbow, shoulder) is done for the year.

    Advice: Matz doesn't need shoulder surgery, which is good news, but he will go under the knife for a bone spur in his left elbow. The young southpaw finishes the 2016 campaign with a 3.40 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 129/31 K/BB ratio in 132 1/3 innings. He should be ready for the start of spring training next February. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:35 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Devon Travis day-to-day with shoulder issue
    Devon Travis (shoulder) is considered day-to-day.

    Advice: Travis got tangled up 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 Today, 1:31 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:07 pm vs Bal
     
  • Matt Carpenter (finger) in STL lineup Tuesday
    Matt Carpenter (finger) is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Carpenter has been dealing with a right ring finger injury and sat out of Monday's blowout loss to the Reds, but it's apparently nothing serious. He'll start at first base and bat leadoff Tuesday versus Cincinnati right-hander Robert Stephenson. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:27 pm
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Wilmer Flores felt more wrist pain Monday
    Wilmer Flores felt lingering pain in his wrist while trying to swing a bat on Monday.

    Advice: He'll be shut down for another couple days and could very well be done for the year, unless the Mets can muster a deep postseason run. Flores hasn't appeared in a major league game since September 10 due to a bone bruise in his left wrist. He was slashing .267/.319/.469 with 16 homers and 49 RBI in 307 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:12 pm
    New Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Aledmys Diaz back in Cardinals lineup Tues.
    Aledmys Diaz is back in the Cardinals' lineup on Tuesday night against the Reds.

    Advice: Diaz was excused from the club on Monday to visit and mourn with the family of Jose Fernandez in Miami. The two grew up together in Cuba. Diaz will start at shortstop and bat seventh Tuesday versus Reds right-hander Robert Stephenson. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:08 pm
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • 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 Today, 12:44 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:07 pm vs Bal
     
  • Giants acquire Gordon Beckham from Braves
    Giants acquired INF Gordon Beckham from the Braves for cash considerations.

    Advice: Beckham will give the Giants some infield depth this week with Eduardo Nunez and Brandon Crawford banged up, but he will not be eligible for the postseason. The 30-year-old is batting just .217/.300/.354 across 273 plate appearances this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:41 pm
    7:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Duda starting at first base Tuesday
    Lucas Duda will start at first base Tuesday against the Marlins.

    Advice: This will be his fourth start since returning from the disabled list. James Loney is on the bench and figures to lose some starts against righties this week as the Mets try to get some more punch in their lineup. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:38 pm
  • Starlin Castro (hamstring) returns to lineup
    Starlin Castro (hamstring) has returned to the Yankees' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Castro appeared as pinch-hitter during Monday's game and now he's ready to return to the starting lineup. He'll hit cleanup against David Price. The 26-year-old has been out for 10 days with a right hamstring strain. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:35 pm
    4:05 pm vs Bos
     
  • Murphy (glute) remains sidelined Tuesday
    Daniel Murphy (glute) remains sidelined Tuesday.

    Advice: Murphy has now missed nine straight starts with a strained left glute, but the Nationals are confident he'll be ready for the beginning of the NLDS. Stephen Drew is getting another start at second base on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:32 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs Ari
     
  • Starling Marte (back) out again Tuesday night
    Starling Marte (back) remains out of the Pirates' lineup again Tuesday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Nagging back spasms have kept Marte out of the lineup since Thursday. It's unclear if or when he'll be able to return. Matt Joyce is starting in right field and hitting fifth. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:20 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Giants near deal to acquire Gordon Beckham
    Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants are "very close" to acquiring infielder Gordon Beckham from the Braves.

    Advice: Eduardo Nunez is out with a hamstring injury, so Beckham would provide some infield depth this week. He would not be eligible for the postseason. Beckham, 30, is batting just .217/.300/.354 over 273 plate appearances this season and will hit free agency this winter. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:50 am
    7:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Kang could get time at SS next season
    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle hinted Monday that Jung Ho Kang could see more time at shortstop next season.

    Advice: Kang has exclusively played third base this season, though he hasn't been as sharp defensively. The feeling is that he could see some improvement another year removed from a torn MCL and fractured tibia, possibly opening the door for a return to shortstop. "Will there be an opportunity for him to move back at short any time next year based on the rehab and the strength and what he's able to show?" said Hurdle. "That's going to be an interesting development." Starting shortstop Jordy Mercer remains under team control for next season. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:12 am
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Castellanos (hand) plays in instructs game
    Nick Castellanos (hand) went 1-for-3 in an instructional league game on Monday.

    Advice: The game was shortened due to rain, but Castellanos logged his first at-bats since his fractured hand on August 6. The plan calls for him to participate in a six-inning simulated game on Tuesday before being reevaluated. It's possible he'll be activated for this weekend's series against the Braves. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:21 am
  • Castro (hamstring) appears as pinch-hitter
    Starlin Castro (hamstring) flew out as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning during Monday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Castro has been out since September 17 with a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return to the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:36 am
    4:05 pm vs Bos
     
  • Holt (wrist) appears as defensive replacement
    Tyler Holt (wrist) appeared a defensive replacement in Monday's blowout win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Holt was scratched from Friday's lineup with a sore left wrist, but he's apparently making progress. The 27-year-old has hit .235/.327/.296 over 103 games this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:29 am
  • Mike Trout homers, reaches four times
    Mike Trout went 2-for-2 with a homer and two walks as the Angels edged the A's 2-1 on Monday.

    Advice: Trout has never finished a season with a 1.000 OPS, but he has a chance this year; tonight put him back up to 1.001. He's also one homer away from 30 and two RBI away from 100. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:58 pm
  • Robinson Cano homers twice in victory
    Robinson Cano homered in the third and 11th innings Monday to propel the Mariners to a 4-3 win over the Astros.

    Advice: Cano's first homer overtook his previous career high of 33 from 2012. The second was more than cherry on top, though; it helped keep the Mariners postseason hopes alive. He has 94 RBI now, and the Mariners could have three players reach the century mark in that category; Nelson Cruz is up to 101 and Kyle Seager is at 96. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:36 pm
  • Edwin Diaz takes third blown save
    Edwin Diaz blew his second save in a week Monday after giving up two runs in the ninth against the Astros.

    Advice: On the plus side, the Mariners went on to win both of those blown saves. Those are also the only two times in ten appearances this month that he's been scored upon. Overall, Diaz is 17-for-20 saving games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Mike Zunino strikes out five times
    Mike Zunino went 0-for-5 and struck out three times against the Astros.

    Advice: Zunino turned the corner a few months ago. Then he turned another corner in August, and now he's practically right back where he was last year at this time; he's in a 10-for-75 slump that's dropped his average from .280 to .207 and his OPS from 1.102 to .785. Granted, no one ever thought he'd last with the 1.100 OPS. Still, we were hoping we'd seen the last of these horrendous slumps. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Martin Perez gives up eight runs in loss
    Martin Perez was lit up for eight runs in 6 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: Not that it probably mattered in a game in which the Rangers scored just three runs, but how do you let Perez give up eight runs, the last three coming in the seventh, while employing a 20-man September bullpen? Perez had been on little role lately, turning in four straight quality starts, but he still doesn't inspire much confidence. He's 10-11 with a 4.37 ERA for the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:18 pm
  • Adam Duvall homers twice, drives in five
    Adam Duvall went 4-for-6 with a pair of homers and five RBI in Monday's blowout victory over the Cardinals.

    Advice: He homered in the first inning, had an RBI single in the fourth, another homer in the fifth and another single in the seventh. The two-homer night was Duvall's third of the season and pushed his home run total for the year to 33, which trails only Nolan Arenado, Kris Bryant and Chris Carter in the National League. He also reached the 100-RBI mark Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • 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 Yesterday, 7:49 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:07 pm vs Bal
     
  • Soler to have right side examined
    Jorge Soler will have his right side examined.

    Advice: Soler recently missed some time with tightness in his side and he was moving gingerly during Sunday's game. The Cubs should have an update on his status by the end of the day Monday or Tuesday afternoon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:55 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm @Pit
     
  • Diaz away from Cards after Fernandez's death
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said that Aledmys Diaz traveled to Miami on Monday to be with family and close friends following the tragic passing of Jose Fernandez.

    Advice: Diaz was childhood friends and neighbors with Fernandez, who was killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident. "That was a place he needed to be today," said Matheny. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:10 pm
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Matt Carpenter dealing with injury to finger
    Matt Carpenter has been dealing with an issue to his right ring finger.

    Advice: That explains his absence from Monday's lineup. It's apparently been a lingering issue, so the hope is that the rest will improve his symptoms. Not ideal with the Cardinals fighting to stay in the race. Greg Garcia will start at second base and bat leadoff Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:57 pm
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Castro (hammy) available as pinch-hitter
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Starlin Castro (hamstring) is available as a pinch-hitter Monday.

    Advice: Castro has been out since September 17 with a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring, but he felt well enough to run the bases on Monday. It's unclear when he could be ready to return to the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:49 pm
    4:05 pm vs Bos
     
  • Kiermaier (hand) hopes to return Tuesday
    Kevin Kiermaier (hand) hopes to return to the starting lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: Kiermaier was hit in the hand by a pitch on Sunday and has been dealing with more soreness than originally expected. The hope is that some rest and treatment will do the trick. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:12 pm
    Day-to-Day
    5:10 pm @CWS
     
  • Kiermaier not in Monday's lineup
    Kevin Kiermaier is not in Monday's lineup against the White Sox.

    Advice: Kiermaier was hit in the hand by a pitch on Sunday and needs at least another day to recover. Mikie Mahtook will start in center field while Jaff Decker will play right. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:22 pm
    Day-to-Day
    5:10 pm @CWS
     
  • Diaz out of Monday's lineup
    Aledmys Diaz is out of the Cardinals' lineup Monday versus the Reds.

    Advice: Diaz, who was childhood friends and neighbors with Jose Fernandez, was also out of the lineup on Sunday. The club will allow him to leave the team for Fernandez's funeral if he chooses to do so. Jedd Gyorko is playing shortstop Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:02 pm
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Carpenter, Diaz out of Cards' lineup Monday
    Matt Carpenter is not in Monday's lineup against the Reds.

    Advice: The Cardinals are fighting to keep pace in the Wild Card race, but Carpenter will take a seat Monday. Aledmys Diaz is also out of the lineup for the second straight day. Greg Garcia will start at second base and bat leadoff while Jedd Gyorko will play shortstop and hit seventh. Tim Adleman will start for the Reds. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:57 pm
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Castellanos (hand) could return this weekend
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Monday that Nick Castellanos (hand) could return by the weekend.

    Advice: Castellanos has been sidelined since August 6 with a fractured hand, but he was slated to play in an instructional league game on Monday. Barring any setbacks, he appears to be the verge of a return. The 24-year-old was batting .286 with 18 homers and an .831 OPS in 105 games prior to the injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:38 pm
  • Marte (back) remains out of Pirates' lineup
    Starling Marte (back) remains out of the Pirates' lineup Monday versus the Cubs.

    Advice: Marte hasn't played since Thursday due to nagging back spasms. He's iffy for the final week, so fantasy owners should have a backup plan at the ready. Adam Frazier will make the start in left field and bat seventh against Kyle Hendricks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:30 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Matz sent for another shoulder checkup
    Steven Matz was sent for another checkup on his shoulder on Monday.

    Advice: Matz was originally expected to make his return to the Mets' rotation this past Friday, but he was scratched after experiencing renewed soreness in his left shoulder. He's not expected to pitch this month and any contribution in the playoffs could also be a stretch, even in a relief role. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:25 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Daniel Murphy (glute) still shut down Monday
    Daniel Murphy (glute) remains shut down Monday.

    Advice: Murphy has missed seven straight starts due to a strained left glute and it sounds like he won't be very active in this final week. But the star second baseman should be ready for the beginning of the NLDS. He has a .347/.391/.596 batting line, 25 homers, and 104 RBI in 141 games this season for the NL East-champion Nationals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:22 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs Ari
     
  • Edwin Diaz earns 17th save, M's defeat Twins
    Edwin Diaz tallied his 17th save Sunday in the Mariners' defeat of the Twins.

    Advice: Diaz struck out one in a scoreless 1-2-3 ninth to preserve the Mariners' one-run lead. It was a reassuring outing from the hard-throwing 22-year-old right-hander, who blew a save Wednesday when he surrendered a game-tying solo home run to Jose Bautista. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:20 pm
  • Aledmys Diaz not in Cardinals lineup Sunday
    Aledmys Diaz is not in the Cardinals starting lineup for Sunday night's game against the Cubs.

    Advice: It's unclear if Diaz was going to sit out anyways, or if manager Mike Matheny is giving him a day to grieve after his childhood friend and neighbor, Jose Fernandez, was killed in a tragic boating accident early Sunday morning. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:54 pm
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • A.J. Cole ejected from Sunday's game
    A.J. Cole was ejected from Sunday's start versus the Pirates for intentionally throwing a pitch at Jung Ho Kang.

    Advice: Kang faked a tag on Bryce Harper at third base in the top of the third inning, leading to an awkward slide from Harper and an apparent hand injury. Cole and the Nationals took exception, and the righty threw one behind Kang's head and was immediately thrown out. A brawl ensued, and Sean Rodriguez was also ejected. It seems likely that Cole will receive a suspension, and Rodriguez probably will, as well. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:08 pm
  • Starling Marte (back) out again on Sunday
    Starling Marte (back) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Marte is a question mark for the rest of the season with nagging back spasms. Gregory Polanco is also on the bench Sunday, but he's just getting a breather. The Pirates have Sean Rodriguez and Josh Bell at the outfield corners. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:14 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Trout goes 2-for-3 with two RBI, three runs
    Mike Trout went 2-for-3 with two RBI and scored three times in a win over the Astros on Saturday.

    Advice: He also walked twice. He only made one out and was on the bases the whole game. The Angels trailed all night until breaking out for four runs in the eighth and five runs in the ninth. Trout had run-scoring hits in both of those frames. The superstar is batting .318/.440/.557 with 28 bombs, 97 RBI and leads the majors with 120 runs scored. Tack on 27 stolen bases to complete the package. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:08 pm
  • Holliday scratched from another BP session
    Matt Holliday (thumb) will not take batting practice this weekend.

    Advice: He's going to meet with a specialist and hopefully try again Monday. Holliday has encountered numerous setbacks in his recovery from thumb surgery and is running out of time to make his return with only a week left in the regular season. The 36-year-old hasn't played since August 11. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:28 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Collins on Matz return: Bullpen or nothing
    Mets manager Terry Collins said if Steven Matz (shoulder) returns this year it will likely be as a reliever.

    Advice: Matz has endured numerous setbacks in his recovery from a strained shoulder and with only a handful of games left in the regular season, there simply isn't enough time to stretch him out. The lefty had been scheduled to pitch Friday against the Phillies but was scratched after feeling renewed shoulder soreness. He hasn't pitched in a game since August 14. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:56 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Flores (wrist) could be done for the year
    ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports Wilmer Flores (wrist) may be done for the season.

    Advice: He isn't close to swinging a bat and has already received two cortisone shots since going down with a bruised wrist two weeks ago. Flores could return if the Mets make a deep postseason run but it's a near certainty he won't be back for the final week of the regular season. Assuming that's the case, Flores will close out the 2016 campaign with 16 HR, 49 RBI and a .267 average across 307 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:46 pm
    New Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Wright (shoulder) scratched from pen session
    Steven Wright (shoulder) isn't ready to throw a bullpen session.

    Advice: Wright was scheduled to throw a pen session on Sunday but the team realized he wasn't ready. He'll continue with his throwing program but the odds of Wright making it back by the end of the regular season are incredibly slim. Boston could stash him on the postseason roster but even that seems overly optimistic. Frankly, the Red Sox don't need him. Wright was Boston's best pitcher in the first half but David Price and Clay Buchholz have been lights out since the All-Star break while Rick Porcello has emerged as a leading contender for the AL Cy Young Award. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:39 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm @NYY
     
  • 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 Saturday, 7:46 am
  • Soler (side) returns to Cubs lineup Saturday
    Jorge Soler returned to the Cubs starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Soler has been held out of the lineup since experiencing tightness in his side last Friday. He's getting the start in left field and will bat seventh against Alex Reyes and the Cardinals on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:14 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm @Pit
     
  • Soler (side) strikes out in pinch hiting role
    Jorge Soler (side) struck out as a pinch hitter in Friday afternoon's victory over the Cardinals.

    Advice: He was forced to leave last Friday's game due to tightness in his side and hasn't appeared in the starting lineup since. He's expected to return at some point this weekend. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:46 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm @Pit
     
  • Duda doubles in win over Phillies
    Lucas Duda went 1-for-3 with a double against the Phillies on Friday.

    Advice: Mets manager Terry Collins went with Duda on Friday after watching him almost hit a game-winning homer in Thursday’s game. He’s being thrown into the fire, but it looks like he’s getting his timing back at the plate. James Loney has been handling first base duties since the end of May, but that time could be coming to an end. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:14 pm
  • Starlin Castro (hamstring) could run Saturday
    Starlin Castro (hamstring) will hit in an indoor batting cage Friday and hopes to do some running Saturday.

    Advice: However, he won't return this weekend in Toronto as previously hoped, as the Yankees don't want to play Castro on artificial turf. It does sound like the second baseman could be back in the lineup early next week if he continues to progress. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:49 pm
    4:05 pm vs Bos
     
  • Tyler Holt scratched with sore wrist
    Tyler Holt was scratched from the Reds' lineup Friday with a sore left wrist.

    Advice: It looks to be a day-to-day situation. Steve Selsky has taken Holt's spot in right field. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:15 pm
  • MRI reveals strained glute for Daniel Murphy
    Daniel Murphy has been diagnosed with a strained left glute following an MRI.

    Advice: Nationals manager Dusty Baker said that the ailment doesn't affect Murphy when he hits, but it's an issue when he runs. The club says there's no timetable for his return, although they've ruled him out through at least the weekend. That means he'll miss, at minimum, seven straight starts. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:09 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs Ari
     
  • Starling Marte (back) not in Friday's lineup
    Starling Marte (back) is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Marte finally returned to action Thursday but had to make an early exit due to more back issues. His status for the remainder of the season is up in the air. Gregory Polanco has shifted over to left field and Josh Bell is starting in right Friday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:12 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Daniel Murphy (leg) out again on Friday
    Daniel Murphy (leg) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's now missed five straight starts with a sore left leg. Stephen Drew is handling second base in Murphy's place. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:12 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs Ari
     
  • Matt Holliday (thumb) to take live BP again
    Matt Holliday (thumb) will take live batting practice again this weekend before being activated from the disabled list.

    Advice: Holliday took live BP on Friday with no issues but the Cardinals want to see him do it once more before they return him to the active roster. It's unclear whether Holliday would be ready for regular at-bats right away upon activation. He's been out since early August with a fractured right thumb. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:58 am
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Aledmys Diaz says his arm is feeling fine
    Aledmys Diaz said Friday that his right arm is feeling fine.

    Advice: "I'm good," Diaz said. The shortstop is out of the Cardinals' lineup Friday for the second time in three games since manager Mike Matheny said Diaz was dealing with some arm strength issues. He's started only seven of 12 contests since returning from the disabled list. It doesn't make sense that Diaz would be sitting if he's healthy, so it seems likely that something is going on here. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:27 am
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Aledmys Diaz not in Cards' lineup Friday
    Aledmys Diaz is absent from the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's now been on the bench for two of the last three games and has started just seven of 12 contests since being activated from the disabled list. Manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that Diaz has been having issues with arm strength, although it's unclear if that's why he's not playing Friday. Jedd Gyorko is at shortstop. Brandon Moss is also on the bench Friday, as the Cards are going with Matt Adams at first base and Kolten Wong in left field. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:42 am
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Matt Holliday (thumb) takes live BP
    Matt Holliday (thumb) took live batting practice Friday at Wrigley Field.

    Advice: Holliday was scratched from a simulated game last Saturday due to swelling in his surgically-repaired right thumb, but he resumed live hitting earlier this week. It seems likely that he's not going to be 100 percent at any point the rest of the way, but the Cardinals could wind up activating him, anyway, even it's to be used in a secondary role. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:09 am
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Castro (hamstring) could return this weekend
    Starlin Castro (hamstring) could return to the Yankees' lineup as soon as this weekend.

    Advice: Manager Joe Girardi essentially ruled Castro out for the season earlier this week, but the second baseman has progressed more quickly than expected. He's done treadmill work and agility drills at the club's spring training complex in Florida and hopes to begin hitting again. "I don’t know if it’s a realistic hope, but I think it’s my hope," Girardi said of the possibility of Castro rejoining the team in Toronto. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:51 am
    4:05 pm vs Bos
     
  • Steven Wright (shoulder) to throw off mound
    Steven Wright (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Sunday.

    Advice: Wright first injured his shoulder back on August 7 during a pinch-running appearance. Red Sox manager John Farrell conceded that if the knuckleballer made it back this season, it would likely be in a relief role. "Just off the top of your head, you’d say yeah, just because of the number of pitches he might be capable of," Farrell said. "But the biggest thing we’ve got to determine is if he’s ready for that next step of intensity." Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:49 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm @NYY
     
  • Starling Marte leaves with back tightness
    Starling Marte was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Brewers due to back tightness.

    Advice: It's the same issue that had sidelined him since September 5 prior to rejoining the lineup on Thursday. It's unclear how much time this may cause him to miss, but it would be very surprising to see him in the lineup on Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:24 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Starling Marte (back) back in Pirates' lineup
    Starling Marte (back) is back in the Pirates' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Marte pinch-hit in Wednesday's game, but this will be his first start since September 5, as he's been dealing with nagging back spasms. He's in left field and batting second against Chase Anderson and the Brewers. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:26 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Matz (shoulder) scratched from Friday start
    Steven Matz has been scratched from Friday's start versus the Phillies after feeling renewed soreness in his left shoulder.

    Advice: Matz got through a bullpen session Wednesday with no issues, but his shoulder didn't rebound as hoped on Thursday. He's almost surely done for the season now, although Mets general manager Sandy Alderson didn't rule out the lefty out when addressing the issue Thursday. Gabriel Ynoa will now start against the Phillies. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:13 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Marte (back) strikes out as pinch-hitter
    Starling Marte (back) struck out as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday against the Brewers.

    Advice: It was the first plate appearance for Marte since September 5, more than two weeks ago. He could be nearing a return to the starting lineup as the Pirates prepare one last push for a National League Wild Card spot. Marte has hit .310/.361/.456 with nine home runs and 47 stolen bases in 127 games this season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:10 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Mike Trout hits three-run homer in win
    Mike Trout hit a three-run homer off Derek Holland and walked Wednesday as the Angels edged the Rangers 5-4.

    Advice: Who said Trout isn't making a difference in meaningful games in September? He's hit .306 with three homers, 11 RBI and 14 walks in 19 games this month. All but two of those games have come against teams in the mix for a spot in the postseason. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:30 pm
  • Steven Wright (shoulder) throws from 120 feet
    Steven Wright (shoulder) threw from 120 feet out on Wednesday.

    Advice: Wright is starting into a throwing program in Fort Myers, Florida. He has been sidelined since August 31 due to a bout of right shoulder bursitis and his status for the remainder of the season and postseason remains up in the air. Boston manager John Farrell would not commit to when the knuckleballer will begin to throw off the mound, though there's talk of it happening this weekend as the Red Sox are visiting the Rays in Tampa Bay. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:03 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm @NYY
     
  • Diaz surrenders Bautista homer to blow save
    Edwin Diaz blew his second save of the season when he surrendered a game-tying solo home run to Jose Baustia in the ninth inning of Wednesday's 2-1, 12-inning win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Diaz came on with two outs in the eighth inning as the M's looked to hang for a 1-0 victory. He fanned Josh Donaldson to close out that frame, then opened the ninth by striking out Edwin Encarnacion. No such luck next batter. Jose Bautista would make contact -- and then some -- with an epic game-tying shot. Diaz rebounded to record the final two outs in the ninth without issue and Seattle went on to win the game on a Robinson Cano sacrifice fly in the 12th inning. For the season, the flame-throwing 22-year-old Diaz has pitched to a 2.33 ERA and 80/15 K/BB ratio over 46 1/3 innings. He is now 16-for-18 in save chances. That ninth-inning run surrendered on Wednesday was the first run he has allowed since August 30. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:46 pm
  • Murphy's leg is 'not responding to treatment'
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday that Daniel Murphy (leg) is not responding to treatment.

    Advice: Murphy is missing a fourth straight start Wednesday due to lingering soreness in his left leg, with Stephen Drew filling in at second. Baker is hopeful Murphy will be ready to go Friday after Thursday's scheduled team off day, but it's no sure thing. "He hasn’t been responding to treatment," Baker told reporters. "With a day off tomorrow, we’ll work on it. We’ll work on it and see." Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:34 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs Ari
     
  • Starling Marte (back) not in lineup vs. MIL
    Starling Marte (back) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers.

    Advice: Marte last played on September 5. A balky back has sidelined him over the last two weeks. With the All-Star outfielder out of the lineup once more on Wednesday, Adam Frazier will man left field in his place while batting leadoff. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:59 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Wilmer Flores (wrist) won't play on Thursday
    Mets manager Terry Collins has ruled out Wilmer Flores (wrist) for Thursday's game against the Phillies.

    Advice: Collins deemed the worry-level surrounding Flores' wrist as a "DEFCON 4," so that is somewhat disconcerting. The team had hoped that the 25-year-old infielder would be able to return to the lineup against Phillies southpaw Adam Morgan on Thursday. Flores is currently sidelined by a left wrist injury suffered in a collision at home plate on September 10. He has been given two cortisone shots in the intervening days, but Collins said Flores has not been able to swing a bat since the collision. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:26 pm
    New Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Steven Matz (shoulder) on track for Friday
    Steven Matz (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session on Wednesday.

    Advice: "[Matz] looked very good," said manager Terry Collins. "He looked nice and easy." Barring a sudden setback, Matz is expected to start against the Phillies on Friday in an outing that probably won't push beyond 50 pitches. The young left-hander has been on the shelf since the middle of August with a mild shoulder strain. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:12 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Daniel Murphy (leg) sitting again Wednesday
    Daniel Murphy (leg) is out of the Nationals' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Murphy is missing a fourth straight game due to left leg soreness. He remains day-to-day. Stephen Drew will get another start at second base and bat sixth against Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:40 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs Ari
     
  • Matt Carpenter back in Cards lineup Wed.
    Matt Carpenter is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon in Colorado.

    Advice: Carpenter was given the night off Tuesday to nurse a couple different minor injuries, and because the Rockies were throwing left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. The lefty-swinging Carpenter is starting at first base and batting leadoff Wednesday versus Rockies right-hander German Marquez. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:26 am
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Aledmys Diaz (arm) back in STL lineup Wed.
    Aledmys Diaz is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon at Coors Field.

    Advice: Diaz is still trying to rebuild some strength in his throwing arm after missing six weeks with a fractured right thumb, so Jedd Gyorko took a turn at shortstop on Tuesday. Diaz, back at shortstop Wednesday, has an impressive .884 OPS in 103 games this season as a rookie. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:08 am
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Cards' Diaz having issues with arm strength
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that Aledmys Diaz is having issues with arm strength.

    Advice: Diaz just missed six weeks with a hairline fracture in his right thumb and hasn't had much time to get back into the groove of things like infield throws. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said trainers noticed Diaz altering his throwing motion from the shortstop position in Monday's series opener at Coors Field. Jedd Gyorko will start at short on Tuesday, though Diaz is expected to return Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:41 pm
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Baker expects Murphy (leg) to return Wed.
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker said he expects Daniel Murphy (leg) to return Wednesday.

    Advice: Murphy is out a third straight game Tuesday night against the Marlins due to left leg soreness, with Stephen Drew filling in at second base, but this is not a serious injury. Washington holds an eight-game lead over the Mets in the National League East with 12 games to play. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:36 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs Ari
     
  • Aledmys Diaz out of Cardinals lineup Tues.
    Aledmys Diaz is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night in Colorado.

    Advice: Jedd Gyorko will start at shortstop and bat second versus Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. Diaz went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in Monday's series opener at Coors Field but still boasts an .884 OPS over his first 103 major league games. Maybe the thumb is still an issue? Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:07 pm
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • 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
  • Marte (back) going through full workout Tues.
    Starling Marte (back) will go through a full pregame workout on Tuesday in Milwaukee.

    Advice: "He’s going to have a full day of activity today and we’ll see where that takes us," manager Clint Hurdle told reporters on Tuesday evening. Marte hasn't appeared in a game since September 5 due to back problems. Adam Frazier is starting in left field and batting leadoff on Tuesday night against the Brewers. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:54 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Matt Carpenter gets night off Tuesday in COL
    Matt Carpenter is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup Tuesday night in Colorado.

    Advice: Matt Adams is at first base, Kolten Wong is at second base, and Jhonny Peralta is at third base versus the Rockies and left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. This looks to be a routine night off for Carpenter, who battled a back injury earlier this month. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:22 pm
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Flores given second cortisone shot for wrist
    Wilmer Flores was given a second cortisone injection for his injured left wrist.

    Advice: Flores hasn't appeared in a game for the Mets since suffering a bone bruise in an awkward home-plate collision with A.J. Pierzynski on September 10 in Atlanta, and it's going to be at least another couple days before he can return. T.J. Rivera is at second base and James Loney is at first base on Tuesday night against the Braves. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:13 pm
    New Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Murphy, Werth, Zimmerman sitting Tuesday
    Daniel Murphy (leg) is out of the starting lineup again Tuesday against the Marlins.

    Advice: Murphy has now been held out of the starting lineup for three straight days due to what he has described as left leg soreness. He was able to pinch-hit on Monday, so it doesn't appear to be overly serious. Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman will also get the day off on Tuesday while Brian Goodwin will play left and Clint Robinson will start at first. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:36 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs Ari
     
  • Steven Matz (elbow) expects to start Friday
    Steven Matz (elbow) said Tuesday that he feels great and expects to start Friday against the Phillies.

    Advice: Matz, out since August 14 due to a mild shoulder strain, is scheduled to travel back to New York to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday. If all goes well, he'll be cleared to make his return on Friday, though Mets manager Terry Collins indicated Monday that he'd likely be limited to around 50 pitches for his first start back. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:05 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Murphy (leg) flies out as pinch hitter
    Daniel Murphy (leg) flew out as a pinch-hitter to end Monday's game against the Marlins.

    Advice: Murphy has been held out of the starting lineup on back-to-back days due to what he's calling left leg soreness. It's unclear if he'll be ready to return on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:52 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs Ari
     
  • Martin Perez goes seven strong versus Angels
    Martin Perez held the Angels to two runs over seven innings, settling for a no-decision in the Rangers' 3-2 victory.

    Advice: The left-hander gave up just four hits and didn't walk anyone on the night, needing a mere 79 pitches to get through his seven innings. However, three of the hits and both runs came in his last two frames, so the Rangers decided that was enough. Perez has notched four straight quality starts. He'll take a 4.14 ERA into Oakland this weekend. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:16 pm
  • A.J. Cole lasts just four innings Monday
    A.J. Cole gave up only two runs but lasted just four innings in Monday's loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: Cole had thrown just 79 pitches, but the Nationals had a scoring opportunity in the top of the fifth inning and elected to pinch-hit for their starter. He struck out three while permitting four hits and a couple walks. Cole hasn't gone more than five innings in any of his last three outings. He'll face the Pirates on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:23 pm
  • Soler (side) could come off bench Wed.
    Jorge Soler (side) could be available off the bench as soon as Wednesday.

    Advice: Soler exited Friday's game with tightness in his right side, but fortunately an MRI came back clean. He could be ready to return to the starting lineup as soon as this weekend. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 2:37 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm @Pit
     
  • Wright (shoulder) resumes throwing
    Steven Wright (shoulder) has resumed a throwing program in Fort Myers, Florida.

    Advice: Wright hasn't pitched since August 31 due to right shoulder bursitis. The Red Sox hope to get a look at him throwing off a mound when the club travels to play the Rays this weekend, but he's obviously running out of time to contribute. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 2:26 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm @NYY
     
  • Daniel Murphy says he has left leg soreness
    Daniel Murphy described his current injury as left leg soreness.

    Advice: Murphy is still dealing with the effects of a slide into second base on Saturday. Nationals manager Dusty Baker initially called it "buttocks" pain, but either way he's sitting out his second straight game and won't take batting practice Monday. Consider the star second baseman day-to-day for now. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 1:24 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs Ari
     
  • Steven Matz (shoulder) could return Friday?
    Steven Matz (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday in Florida.

    Advice: If it goes well, he may be cleared to return to the Mets' rotation Friday night against the Phillies. But nothing is set in stone, and he'd probably be on a pitch count in that one. "We’re just taking it step-by-step," Matz told Newsday on Monday. "I don’t know. I’m throwing, I’m throwing off the mound. I feel good. I feel really good. It’s just a matter of building up pitches and being able to compete in the big leagues. That’s kind of what we’re evaluating now." The young lefty hasn't appeared in a game for the Mets since August 14 due to a mild shoulder strain. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 12:11 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Bucs GM: Marte (back) had 'another tough day'
    Pirates general manager Neal Huntington suggested Sunday that there is no longer a timetable for Starling Marte's (back) return to the starting lineup.

    Advice: Marte has been on the shelf since September 5 due to back problems and apparently suffered a setback over the weekend. "We felt like we were getting really close to getting him able to go compete again, and then another tough day," Huntington said. "Now we need to take a deep breath and re-evaluate. The last thing we want to do is put somebody back out there when they’re not ready to compete and they could do some damage, or worse damage." It's been a frustrating stretch for Marte owners, to say the least. He's sitting on a .311/.362/.457 batting line and 47 stolen bases. Adam Frazier and Matt Joyce have been playing left field. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 7:59 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Starlin Castro (hammy) likely done for season
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he would consider it a "bonus" if Starlin Castro (hamstring) appears in another game this season.

    Advice: Castro suffered a Grade 1 right hamstring strain Saturday while trying to leg out a double. That's typically a two-week injury, and there are only two weeks left in the 2016 regular season. "It's hard to say. It really just depends on how quickly he heals," Girardi said. "Hopefully it's not too long. Hopefully it's not more than a week, but still I think that's probably pushing it." Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 6:33 am
    4:05 pm vs Bos
     
  • Aledmys Diaz slugs 16th home run of year
    Aledmys Diaz slugged his 16th home run of the season Sunday in the Cardinals' defeat of the Giants.

    Advice: It was a two-run shot to left off Giants starter Albert Suarez in the top of the third inning. Diaz also tallied his 26th double of the season against Suarez in the first inning, finishing 2-for-4 and improving his already-impressive OPS from .883 to .895. The rookie shortstop from Cuba has been a terrific find for St. Louis. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 4:25 pm
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Starlin Castro has Grade 1 hamstring strain
    Starlin Castro has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain in his right hamstring.

    Advice: It's still not clear how long he'll be held out of the Bombers' lineup, but Ronald Torreyes will start in his place for Sunday night's showdown against the Red Sox. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:53 pm
    4:05 pm vs Bos
     
  • Jorge Soler's (oblique) MRI comes back clean
    An MRI on Jorge Soler's injured right side came back negative.

    Advice: Soler tweaked his side on Friday but apparently has avoided the dreaded oblique strain. The Cubs are considering him day-to-day, but with little for them to play for at this point, expect Soler to rest for a while. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 9:34 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm @Pit
     
  • Steven Matz (shoulder) to rejoin Mets in NYC
    Steven Matz (shoulder) is expected to rejoin the Mets in New York this week.

    Advice: Matz has been throwing at the club's spring training complex in Florida. There's a good chance the left-hander will return at some point this week, although no final decision has been made yet. If Matz does make a start this week, he'll be limited from a pitch count perspective. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 8:53 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Lucas Duda starting at first base on Sunday
    Lucas Duda is starting at first base and batting seventh for the Mets on Sunday.

    Advice: The thinking had been that Duda would be limited to pinch-hitting for a while after he was activated Friday, but apparently he's feeling well enough for full-time duty. It will be his first start since late May. Curtis Granderson, Jose Reyes and Asdrubal Cabrera have the day off Sunday, as Alejandro De Aza, Michael Conforto, Kelly Johnson and Matt Reynolds are all getting starts. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 8:45 am
  • Travis goes 3-for-5 with a double
    Devon Travis went 3-for-5 with a double during Saturday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: The Blue Jays managed 10 base hits but could only plate one run. Travis' double was the only extra-base hit of the bunch. He is batting .309/.335/.466 with 10 homers, 48 RBI and 49 runs scored in 89 games. He is just 25 years old and could take another step forward next year and beyond. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 10:24 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:07 pm vs Bal
     
  • Holliday (thumb) still dealing with swelling
    Matt Holliday was scratched from Saturday's simulated game after experiencing renewed swelling in his surgically-repaired thumb.

    Advice: Holliday broke his thumb about a month ago but was hoping to return later this year. Saturday's setback might put a wrench in that plan. Brandon Moss and a host of others have occupied left field during his absence. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 4:37 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Adam Duvall getting the night off Saturday
    Adam Duvall is not in the Reds' lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Pirates.

    Advice: He's getting a break after going 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in the early game. Steve Selsky will take over in left field and bat sixth against Bucs starter Trevor Williams. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 2:38 pm
  • Starlin Castro out with right hamstring strain
    Updating an earlier report, Starlin Castro left Saturday's game against the Red Sox with a right hamstring strain.

    Advice: He injured himself while running the bases on a fifth-inning double. Castro will undergo more tests and could be headed for an MRI. It would be a huge loss for the Yankees, who are fighting to stay afloat in the AL Wild Card Race. Ronald Torreyes took over for Castro at second base. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 1:30 pm
    4:05 pm vs Bos
     
  • Starlin Castro leaves game with apparent inju
    Starlin Castro was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Red Sox with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Castro pulled up lame as he cruised into second on a double with what looked to be a hamstring injury. Expect the Yankees to provide an update on his status shortly. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 12:00 pm
    4:05 pm vs Bos
     
  • Mets activate Lucas Duda from 60-day DL
    Mets activated 1B Lucas Duda from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: He still hasn't been cleared to play the field and will be limited to pinch-hitting duties, but he adds another powerful left-handed bat to the Mets bench. He has been sidelined since late May due to a stress fracture in his back. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 11:43 am
  • 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 Sep 17, 10:25 am
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