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  • Neil Ramirez to remain in bullpen for Cubs
    Cubs president Theo Epstein said Tuesday that Neil Ramirez will remain in the bullpen.

    Advice: Justin Grimm will also continue to pitch as a reliever. Many have speculated that Ramirez could be an effective starter in the majors, but the 25-year-old had a 1.44 ERA and 53/17 K/BB ratio over 43 2/3 relief innings this season and the Cubs would prefer to keep him as a late-inning arm. Rotoworld.com
    23 minutes ago
  • Baez projected to be Cubs' 2B next season
    Javier Baez is projected to be the Cubs' starting second baseman next season.

    Advice: While Baez slugged nine home runs in 52 games during his first taste of the majors, he hit just .169 with a disturbing 95 strikeouts in 213 at-bats. Still, the Cubs love his long-term potential and believe that he'll be able to make adjustments to find success. While he's penciled in at second base for now, the dynamic could change if the Cubs end up trading Starlin Castro. Rotoworld.com
    36 minutes ago
     
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  • Rajai Davis (groin) not set for ALDS
    Rajai Davis (groin) is still uncertain for the ALDS against the Orioles.

    Advice: Davis exited Saturday's game with a Grade 1 groin strain. He thinks he'll be ready, but Tigers manager Brad Ausmus still sees any number of scenarios, including him being a full-go, to day-to-day, to left off the roster altogether. We should see more clarity on the situation soon. Rotoworld.com
    54 minutes ago
     
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  • Scherzer to start Game 1 of ALDS vs. O's
    Max Scherzer will start Game 1 of the ALDS against the Orioles on Thursday.

    Advice: Scherzer, who went 18-5 with a 3.15 ERA during the regular season, will be opposed by Chris Tillman. Justin Verlander will start Game 2 for the Tigers while David Price will go in Game 3. Rick Porcello would start a potential Game 4. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:50 am
  • Duffy on Royals' roster for Wild Card game
    Danny Duffy is on the Royals' roster for Tuesday's Wild Card game against the Athletics.

    Advice: Jeremy Guthrie and Yordano Ventura will also be available in long relief. Duffy and rookie Brandon Finnegan are the only lefties in the Royals' bullpen. Of course, they can reset their roster if they beat the A's and advance to the ALDS. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:47 am
  • 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. The A's will reset their roster if they make it through to the ALDS. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:24 am
  • 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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  • Roark not expected to be in NLDS rotation
    Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports that "all indications" are that Tanner Roark will be used out of the bullpen in the NLDS.

    Advice: It's a testament to how talented the Nationals' rotation is, as Roark isn't able to crack the starting staff despite putting up a 2.85 ERA and 1.09 WHIP while winning 15 games. Roark could possibly join the rotation later in the postseason, but most likely it would take an injury for that to happen. Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Gio Gonzalez and Doug Fister will hold down the team's four rotation spots. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:53 pm
     
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  • Rangers want to re-sign Colby Lewis
    Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas that he has had preliminary talks with Colby Lewis' agent about a new contract.

    Advice: After missing the entire 2013 season following hip surgery, Lewis logged 170 1/3 innings this season, but he did so with a 10-14 record and a 5.18 ERA. It probably won't cost much to bring him back. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:55 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
  • Buchholz to undergo knee surgery Tuesday
    Clay Buchholz is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday to repair the meniscus in his right knee.

    Advice: Buchholz should be fully recovered from the procedure by the start of spring training next February and will look to bounce back after a dismal 2014 that saw him register a 5.34 ERA and 1.39 WHIP across 170 1/3 innings. The knee bothered him for much of the year. He's due a $12 million salary in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:01 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
  • Clay Buchholz gives up four runs in loss
    Clay Buchholz lost to the Yankees after allowing four runs in six innings on Sunday.

    Advice: All four runs scored in a third, an inning that started with a walk to Francisco Cervelli and included four hits, including the last of Derek Jeter's career. Buchholz allowed just one hit over the rest of his outing. He generally looked pretty good in the second half of the season, but he still had enough bad outings mixed in to finish with a 5.34 ERA overall. The Red Sox still have to be feeling much better about him now than they did three months ago. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:34 pm
     
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  • 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
  • Davis (groin) thinks he'll be ready Thursday
    Rajai Davis (groin) thinks he'll be ready to play in a potential ALDS Game 1 on Thursday.

    Advice: Davis exited Saturday's game with a Grade 1 groin strain. He was getting around in the clubhouse alright Sunday, but quick movements are still an issue for him. Ezequiel Carrera is starting in center field Sunday and will man the position in the playoffs if Davis proves to not be ready. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:30 am
     
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  • Rajai Davis (groin) sitting out Sunday
    Rajai Davis (groin) is not in Sunday's lineup.

    Advice: Davis exited Saturday's game with a Grade 1 groin strain. The Tigers said that he'd be re-evaluated Sunday before it's determined how much time he could miss, but they have yet to offer an update on his status. Ezequiel Carrera is starting in center field Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:43 am
     
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  • Duffy shelled, Royals can't take advantage
    Danny Duffy was lit up for four earned runs in two innings Saturday in a loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Maybe that shoulder is still bothering him? Kansas City had a chance to move even with the Tigers at the top of the American League Central standings with a victory, but Duffy was a letdown out of the gate Saturday in Chicago and the Royals' offense couldn't mount a sufficient comeback. Duffy will finish the 2014 regular season with a 9-12 record, 2.53 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 113/53 K/BB ratio in 149 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:21 pm
  • Rajai Davis diagnosed with a groin strain
    Rajai Davis was diagnosed with a pubic strain.

    Advice: It's basically a groin strain, which could be very bad news for the Tigers as the playoffs approach. Davis suffered the injury while chugging down the first base line on Saturday night. He will be reevaluated on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:39 pm
     
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  • Rajai Davis leaves game with apparent injury
    Rajai Davis left Saturday's game against the Twins with an apparent hamstring injury.

    Advice: Davis slowed up while running down the first base line on a groundout to short in the bottom of the second inning. Ezequiel Carrera replaced him in center field. This could be a big blow for the Tigers. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:51 pm
     
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  • 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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  • Baez's three-hit night pushes Cubs past MIL
    Javier Baez went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI singles, a stolen base, and two runs scored as the Cubs defeated the Brewers on Friday.

    Advice: Baez had been in a slump, notching just one hit in his previous 25 at-bats entering the game. He ended up accounting for four of the Cubs' six runs, proving crucial in their two-run victory. Baez's numbers aren't so great in his first 220 major league plate appearances, as he's batting .172/.232/.333 with nine home runs, 20 RBI, and five stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:48 pm
     
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  • 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
  • Lewis goes seven strong in a no-decision
    Colby Lewis overcame some control problems to deliver seven strong innings in a no-decision, allowing just one run, as the Rangers went on to win 2-1 over the Athletics in walk-off fashion on Thursday.

    Advice: Lewis walked five and surrendered six hits while striking out seven. It's been a tough year for Lewis, who rounds out his 2014 season with a 10-14 record, 5.18 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, and a 133/48 K/BB ratio. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:13 pm
  • Scherzer snags 18th win as Tigers top Twins
    Max Scherzer won his 18th game in his final start of the regular season, allowing two runs over six innings as the Tigers defeated the Twins on Thursday.

    Advice: Scherzer walked four, allowed five hits, and struck out nine. He ends the 2014 regular season with slightly worse numbers than he posted last season, when he won the AL Cy Young Award, but it's still a strong season nonetheless. Scherzer heads into the post-season at 18-5 with a 3.19 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a 252/63 K/BB ratio. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:12 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
     
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Roark pitches into 7th, picks up his 15th win
    Tanner Roark improved to 15-10, limiting the Mets to two runs over 6 1/3 innings as the Nationals hung on to win on Tuesday.

    Advice: Roark didn't have the swing-and-miss stuff working -- he registered only one strikeout -- but was still able to handle the Mets adroitly. The right-hander scattered five hits without issuing a walk. In the process, he maintained his ERA at 2.85 and now has a 1.09 WHIP with a 138/39 K/BB ratio. Roark is on track to make his final start of the season at home on Sunday against the Marlins. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:12 pm
     
    W, 1-0 vs Mia
  • 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
     
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  • 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
  • Danny Duffy goes six scoreless in win
    Danny Duffy impressed Monday in his return from shoulder inflammation, throwing six scoreless innings in the Royals' 2-0 defeat of the Indians.

    Advice: It ended up being a great day for the Royals, even though they were hung with a loss (in the suspended game). Brandon Finnegan, Wade Davis and Greg Holland finished up the shutout tonight as the Royals gained ground on Detroit and put the Mariners farther in their rear view. Duffy allowed six hits, walked two and struck out five while throwing 96 pitches, which was pretty much the best-case scenario for him. He should get one more start this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:36 pm
  • Lewis hammered, Rangers fall to the Angels
    Colby Lewis was hammered for eight runs (seven earned) in five innings en route to a loss against the Angels on Saturday.

    Advice: Lewis gave up three home runs, pushing his season total to 25. He allowed nine hits in total while walking one and striking out three. With one more start to go, Lewis sits on a 5.34 ERA with a 1.52 WHIP and a 126/43 K/BB ratio. Lewis will make his final start at home on Thursday against the Athletics. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 20, 9:13 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
  • Scherzer defeats Royals to earn 17th victory
    Max Scherzer picked up his 17th victory of the season on Saturday, limiting the Royals to one run on seven hits over seven strong innings of work.

    Advice: Scherzer punched out six on the afternoon while issuing only one free pass. The only damage against him came on an RBI single off the bat of Alcides Escobar in the fifth inning. Now 17-7 on the year, he will head into Thursday's matchup against the Twins with a 3.19 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 243/59 K/BB ratio. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 20, 1:42 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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  • Duffy (shoulder) threw bullpen session Friday
    Danny Duffy (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session on Friday, and was even available as an emergency option out of the Royals bullpen that evening.

    Advice: He won't be available on Saturday and Sunday, making it likely that he could rejoin the rotation on Monday against the Indians assuming he's feeling right. The 25-year-old southpaw boasts a terrific 2.42 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 108/50 K/BB ratio over 141 1/3 innings in his 29 appearances (23 starts) this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 20, 8:19 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
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