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  • LeMahieu sitting with batting title on the line
    DJ LeMahieu is not in the Rockies' lineup Saturday against the Brewers.

    Advice: It's his second absence in the last three days, though LeMahieu isn't known to be dealing with any injuries. Perhaps manager Walt Weiss is looking to preserve his National League batting title. With two games to go, LeMahieu leads Washington's Daniel Murphy by a thin .348 to .347 margin. Daniel Descalso will cover second base in his absence. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:54 pm
    5:10 pm vs Mil
     
  • Gyorko blasts 30th homer to beat Pirates
    Jedd Gyorko blasted a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth inning on Saturday, powering the Cardinals to a much-needed 4-3 victory over the Pirates.

    Advice: With the victory, the Cardinals now sit just 1/2 game back of the Giants in their race for the final wild card berth in the National League, with the Giants set to take on Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on Saturday night. The Cardinals rallied from a 3-0 deficit with three runs in the sixth inning, setting the stage for Gyorko's dramatic blast in the eighth. He has been a tremendous source of power in the middle of the Cardinals lineup, slashing .242/.304/.496 with 30 bombs and 58 RBI. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:44 pm
    New Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 4-3 vs Pit
     
  • Dee Gordon not in Marlins lineup on Saturday
    Dee Gordon is not in the Marlins starting lineup for Saturday's showdown against the Nationals.

    Advice: Martin Prado, J.T. Realmuto and several other regulars are absent from the Marlins lineup. Gordon has received several days off down the stretch, but should be back in there for Sunday's season finale. Derek Dietrich is starting in his place at second base and will bat leadoff for the Marlins against Tanner Roark and the Nationals on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:24 am
  • Jean Segura walks, scores in return on Friday
    Jean Segura (ribs) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in his return to the Diamondbacks lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Segura was forced to make an early exit from Thursday's game due to a cramp under his left rib cage. He's having an outstanding season atop the D'Backs lineup, slashing .319/.367/.496 with 20 homers, 64 RBI and 32 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:31 am
    5:10 pm vs SD
     
  • Coghlan (ankle) hitless in return to action
    Chris Coghlan (ankle) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his return to the Cubs starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Coghlan sustained a mild left ankle sprain on Wednesday against the Pirates. The issue appears to have been minor though and shouldn't limit him heading into the postseason. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:25 am
    Bot 6, 3-5 @Cin
     
  • Polanco has RBI single in loss
    Jorge Polanco went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in a loss to the White Sox on Friday.

    Advice: Polanco has received an opportunity to serve as the starting shortstop down the stretch and has posted a solid .283/.336/.418 batting line for the year. The big question is whether he has shown enough defensively to stick there. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:27 pm
    4:10 pm @CWS
     
  • Robinson Cano hits 2 homers in Mariners' win
    Robinson Cano hit his 37th and 38th homers Friday as the Mariners topped the Athletics 5-1.

    Advice: Cano has topped his previous career high in homers by five now, and he has his first 100-RBI season since 2013. If Kyle Seager can just get one more, the Mariners will have three 100-RBI guys. Nelson Cruz is already there. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Trea Turner swipes two more bases in loss
    Trea Turner went 2-for-3 and stole another pair of bases on Friday as the Nationals fell to the Marlins.

    Advice: Turner also walked and drove in a run in the ballgame. He has been a true five-category monster since joining the big league club, slashing an extremely impressive .339/.362/.558 with 12 homers, 38 RBI and 31 stolen bases in only 315 plate appearances. He's making a very strong case for the National League Rookie of the Year award. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:10 pm
    Top 7, 2-1 vs Mia
     
  • Ryan Schimpf hits 20th homer
    Ryan Schimpf hit homer No. 20 in a losing cause Friday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Schimpf had been stuck on 19 homers for 16 days, far and away his longest drought since he went his first 18 days in the majors without one. He's hitting just .221 in his 87 games, but he's slugging a very robust .540. It should ensure that he enters next year with a starting job, probably at second base. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Gyorko socks his 29th homer Friday
    Jedd Gyorko socked a solo homer and drew a walk in Friday’s win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Gyorko was acquired from the Padres over the winter to serve in a utility infielder role this season, but he leads the Cardinals with 29 homers. 22 of them have come in the second half. Only Brian Dozier has hit more homers in that time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:57 pm
    New Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 4-3 vs Pit
     
  • Pedroia notches 200-hit season
    Dustin Pedroia went 3-for-5 with a run scored Friday versus the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Pedroia has hit safely in five straight games and has gone 10-for-23 during the stretch. He’s now up to 201 hits for the season to go along with a .322/.379/.454 batting line. This is his first 200-hit season since he won the American League MVP Award in 2008. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:45 pm
  • Rougned Odor smacks 33rd homer in victory
    Rougned Odor smacked his 33rd home run of the season on Friday as the Rangers bested the Rays 3-1 in Texas.

    Advice: His solo shot off of Rays' starter Matt Andriese in the sixth inning increased the Rangers' advantage to 3-1. Odor also doubled, finishing the night 2-for-4. He has been one of the biggest surprises of the season, slashing .272/.297/.504 with 33 long balls and 88 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:37 pm
  • Schoop homers, drives in five runs vs. Yanks
    Jonathan Schoop went 2-for-4 with a homer and matched a career-high with five RBI in Friday’s 8-1 victory over the Yankees.

    Advice: Schoop had gone 15 straight games without an RBI, but he broke out in a big way on Friday. He knocked in two runs with a double in the fourth inning before slamming a three-run homer in a six-run fifth inning. The 24-year-old failed to maintain his strong first half, but he’s sitting on 25 homers and 82 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:46 pm
  • Rivera has RBI single Friday vs. Phillies
    T.J. Rivera went 1-for-4 with an RBI single Friday versus the Phillies.

    Advice: The Mets have lost both Neil Walker and Wilmer Flores to injury in recent weeks, but Rivera has done a heck of a job as the starting second baseman. The Bronx native is hitting .367 (22-for-60) with three homers, two doubles, one triple, and 12 RBI over his last 16 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:13 pm
    W, 5-3 @Phi
     
  • Logan Forsythe getting a day off on Friday
    Logan Forsythe is absent from the Rays starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Manager Kevin Cash indicated that Forsythe has been pushing himself very hard lately and that it's just a regular day of rest. Expect to see him back in there for the final two games of the season this weekend. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:38 pm
  • Tyler Saladino dealing with herniated disc
    Tyler Saladino has been diagnosed with a herniated disk in his back.

    Advice: He had already been ruled out for the season. Saladino doesn't need surgery, at least for now, but it sounds like he could if he doesn't recover as hoped this winter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:34 pm
    Player Note
    Tyler Saladino CWS - 2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs Min
     
  • Wilmer Flores (wrist) to swing bat Friday
    Wilmer Flores (wrist) will attempt to swing a bat Friday.

    Advice: It's been 20 days since Flores hurt his left wrist and four days since his last (unsuccessfully) tried to swing a bat. This looks like a last-ditch effort from Flores in hopes of being available for a potential Wild Card Game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:23 pm
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-3 @Phi
     
  • Daniel Murphy (glute) held out again Friday
    Daniel Murphy (glute) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Murphy is coming up on two weeks since he's started a game, as he's still not over his strained left glute. We probably shouldn't expect more than a token appearance this weekend as the Nats prepare for the postseason. Stephen Drew is at second base Friday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:31 am
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    Day-to-Day
    Top 7, 2-1 vs Mia
     
  • Jed Lowrie had an additional surgery
    In addition to surgery on his left foot, Jed Lowrie also recently had an operation for a deviated septum.

    Advice: "I didn’t think anything of it, and then I saw an ear, nose and throat specialist and it turns out it wasn’t just a deviated septum, there were also two bone spurs," Lowrie said. "My sleep had been messed up for a long time, I realized." The additional surgery doesn't change Lowrie's rehab schedule. He's expected to be ready to go for spring training. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:29 am
    Player Note
    Jed Lowrie Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    60-Day DL
    6:10 pm @Sea
     
  • Chad Pinder socks solo home run in defeat
    Chad Pinder went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: Pinder whacked a solo home run off Ariel Miranda in the sixth inning. That knotted the score at 1-1, but the Mariners would score solitary runs in the seventh and eighth inning to jump ahead before hanging on for the 3-2 win. In limited action covering 49 at-bats this season, the 24-year-old Pinder owns a .224/.250/.367 triple-slash. Thursday's home run was his first career dinger at the big league level. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:14 pm
    6:10 pm @Sea
     
  • Sardinas collects three hits in loss to LAD
    Luis Sardinas went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI single in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Sardinas hit an RBI single in the fourth inning to boost the Padres to a 2-0 advantage. Said advantage would not hold for the long, as the Dodgers would seven runs over the next three innings. For the season as a whole, the 23-year-old shortstop is hitting .265/.339/.398 with two homers and six RBI over 76 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:04 pm
    5:10 pm @Ari
     
  • Carlos Sanchez smacks two-run homer in loss
    Carlos Sanchez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's loss to the Rays.

    Advice: Sanchez rocked a two-run homer off Chris Archer in the seventh inning to draw the White Sox to within 5-3, but neither team would score again in the contest. For his part, the 24-year-old Sanchez is working to a .217/.247/.378 triple-slash over 143 at-bats. He has swatted four homers and driven in 21 runs in that space. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:09 pm
    4:10 pm vs Min
     
  • Gyorko belts 28th home run in win over Reds
    Jedd Gyorko hit his 28th homer of the season in Thursday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Gyorko connected with a Dan Straily pitch in the second inning for the solo dong, his only hit in four at-bats. The hit was just his second in his last 20 at-bats, as the 28-year-old has fallen into a bit of a slump as the season draws to a close. Even so, it will go down as a career year for Gyorko, who is hitting .238/.300/.482 with those 28 homers, 56 RBI and 54 runs scored in 125 games. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:03 pm
    New Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 4-3 vs Pit
     
  • Yoan Moncada heading to Arizona Fall League
    Red Sox manager John Farrell announced Thursday that Yoan Moncada has left the club to head to Florida in preparation for the Arizona Fall League.

    Advice: Moncada struggled mightily in his limited time with the big league club. He still has a very bright future, but hes' best suited working on his game at the moment rather than sitting idle on the Red Sox bench. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:57 pm
    4:10 pm vs Tor
     
  • LeMahieu not in Rockies lineup on Thursday
    D.J. LeMahieu is not in the Rockies starting lineup for Thursday's contest against the Giants.

    Advice: It doesn't appear to be anything more than a routine day of rest for the hot-hitting second baseman. Daniel Descalso will start in his place and bat second against Johnny Cueto and the Giants on Thursday evening. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:02 pm
    5:10 pm vs Mil
     
  • 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 Thursday, 2:34 pm
    Player Note
    Tyler Saladino CWS - 2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs Min
     
  • Jean Segura nursing cramp in rib cage
    Jean Segura is dealing with a cramp under his left rib cage.

    Advice: Segura departed Thursday's game with the ailment. The D'Backs think he's going to be fine, but they'll see how he feels when he reports to the park Friday before knowing whether he'll be in the lineup. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:05 pm
    5:10 pm vs SD
     
  • Brian Dozier getting a day off Thursday
    Brian Dozier is not in the Twins' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: It looks to be a routine day off. Eduardo Escobar is handling second base. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:22 pm
    4:10 pm @CWS
     
  • Segura leaves Thursday with apparent injury
    Jean Segura made an early exit from Thursday's game against the Nationals with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic says Segura "may have tweaked his side or maybe his back" during his seventh-inning at-bat. There should be an update soon. Segura was 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:30 pm
    5:10 pm vs SD
     
  • Daniel Murphy (glute) sitting again Thursday
    Daniel Murphy (glute) is out of the Nationals' lineup again on Thursday versus the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Murphy hasn't started a game for the Nats since September 17 because of a strained glute and that probably won't change over the final weekend of the regular season, but he is expected to be a full-go for the best-of-five NLDS next week against the Dodgers. Wilmer Difo is playing second base and batting second on Thursday afternoon against Arizona left-hander Robbie Ray. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:00 am
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    Day-to-Day
    Top 7, 2-1 vs Mia
     
  • 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 Thursday, 5:49 am
    Player Note
    Kolten Wong StL - 2B,OF
    Day-to-Day
    W, 4-3 vs Pit
     
  • Odor smokes 32nd homer of the season
    Rougned Odor went 2-for-4 and hit a two-run homer in a win over the Brewers on Wednesday.

    Advice: His homer was the Rangers' second two-run dinger of the first inning. Odor has done amazing things for a 22-year-old this season. He has a .270 batting average with 32 home runs, 87 RBI and 88 runs scored in 148 games. He has chipped in 14 stolen bases as well. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:11 pm
  • Villar hits lead-off home run on Wednesday
    Jonathan Villar went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: He led off the game with a solo shot to center field and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the second inning. His .285 batting average has cooled a bit as he was over .300 for a good chunk of the season. He has 19 home runs, 63 RBI and 91 runs scored. Villar leads the major leagues with 60 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:06 pm
    Player Note
    Jonathan Villar Mil - 2B,3B,SS
    5:10 pm @Col
     
  • Coghlan lifted with mild left ankle sprain
    Chris Coghlan left Wednesday's game against the Pirates due to a mild left ankle sprain.

    Advice: Coghlan injured himself when he ran into the outfield wall while tracking a fly ball in the fifth inning. He was subsequently replaced in left field by Albert Almora, but looks like he has avoided major injury. Consider Coghlan day-to-day moving forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:56 pm
    Bot 6, 3-5 @Cin
     
  • Chris Coghlan exits with apparent leg injury
    Chris Coghlan was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Pirates due to an apparent left leg injury.

    Advice: Coghlan collided with the outfield wall while chasing down a fly ball in the fifth inning. He walked off under his own power while Albert Almora came on to replace him in left field. The Cubs should provide a further update on Coghlan's injury late Wednesday night. It didn't look like anything too serious. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:56 pm
    Bot 6, 3-5 @Cin
     
  • 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 Wednesday, 2:28 pm
    Player Note
    Kolten Wong StL - 2B,OF
    Day-to-Day
    W, 4-3 vs Pit
     
  • Daniel Murphy (glute) sits again Wednesday
    Daniel Murphy (glute) is out of the Nationals' starting lineup again on Wednesday.

    Advice: Murphy hasn't started a game since September 17 due to a strained left glute and he might not see much action over the Nationals' final handful of regular-season tilts, though he should be ready to rock for the NLDS. Trea Turner is starting at second base and batting leadoff on Wednesday night against Diamondbacks righty Shelby Miller. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:07 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    Day-to-Day
    Top 7, 2-1 vs Mia
     
  • LeMahieu whiffs three times in loss to Giants
    DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: LeMahieu simply couldn't square up Matt Moore, though the same could be said for just about everybody on the Rockies. For the season, the 28-year-old second baseman is slashing .349/.418/.496 with 11 homers, 66 RBI and 11 steals over 550 at-bats. This has been a career-year for LeMahieu in a number of statistical categories, including home runs, RBI and batting average. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:31 pm
    5:10 pm vs Mil
     
  • Chris Coghlan drives in three runs Tuesday
    Chris Coghlan ripped a bases-clearing triple in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Coghlan got the scoring going with his three-bagger in the second inning. He also added a single and a stolen base on the night. Coghlan really struggled for the A's but has regained his form back in Chicago, batting .271/.403/.417. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:24 pm
    Bot 6, 3-5 @Cin
     
  • Jean Segura slugs home run No. 20
    Jean Segura clubbed his 20th home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.

    Advice: After slugging a pair of longballs Monday, Segura led off the game Tuesday with another dinger. He continues to extend his career high in home runs in what has been a career year for the Diamondbacks' shortstop. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:55 pm
    5:10 pm vs SD
     
  • 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
    Player Note
    Kolten Wong StL - 2B,OF
    Day-to-Day
    W, 4-3 vs Pit
     
  • 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 Tuesday, 1:12 pm
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-3 @Phi
     
  • 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 Tuesday, 12:32 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    Day-to-Day
    Top 7, 2-1 vs Mia
     
  • 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 Monday, 9:36 pm
  • Jonathan Villar homers twice against Rangers
    Jonathan Villar homered twice, doubled and knocked in five runs to lead the Brewers past the Rangers 8-3 on Monday.

    Advice: That's not so good for the old stolen base numbers there, Jonathan. Still, he's up to 18 homers this year after hitting 10 over 589 at-bats in parts of three seasons with the Astros. There was no doubt he'd steal a whole bunch of bases if the playing time was to be had, but the power outburst didn't seem so likely. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:21 pm
    Player Note
    Jonathan Villar Mil - 2B,3B,SS
    5:10 pm @Col
     
  • Jean Segura slugs two homers in D'Backs rout
    Jean Segura clubbed a pair of home runs and drove in three in Monday's blowout win over the Nationals.

    Advice: Segura got the scoring starting for the D'Backs with a solo shot in the fourth and then added a two-run shot in the eighth. He also had a single on the night. A lot of things have gone wrong for Arizona this season, but Segura certainly hasn't been one of them. He's up to a career-high 19 home runs and is just four hits shy of a 200-hit campaign. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:47 pm
    5:10 pm vs SD
     
  • Trea Turner notches three hits in loss Monday
    Trea Turner went 3-for-5 with a two-run double in Monday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: He had three of the Nationals' eight hits on the night, plating a pair with his two-bagger in the fourth inning. Turner now has a modest five-game hitting streak going, although this was his first multi-hit effort in over a week. We'll give him a pass given the run he had been on. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:43 pm
    Top 7, 2-1 vs Mia
     
  • Gordon homers in Marlins' emotional win
    Dee Gordon went 4-for-5 with his first home run of the season while also adding a stolen base in Monday's win over the Mets.

    Advice: Gordon provided one of the most unforgettable moments of the season in this one. After an emotional pregame honoring their late teammate Jose Fernandez, Gordon stood in the right side of the batter's box for the first pitch of the bottom of the first inning as an ode to Fernandez. He then moved over to his regular left side and slugged a pitch out to right for his first dinger of the season. Gordon was bawling as he rounded the bases and was then greeted by his teammates in an incredibly moving moment. Justin Bour also had a big night for the fish, going 3-for-3 while falling a homer shy of the cycle. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:25 pm
  • 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 Monday, 12:22 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    Day-to-Day
    Top 7, 2-1 vs Mia
     
  • Dustin Pedroia homers, scores winning run
    Dustin Pedroia hit a solo homer and scored the go-ahead run in the 10th-inning of Sunday's win over the Rays.

    Advice: Pedroia's dinger in the third inning had the Red Sox on top until the Rays came through with a run in the eighth. He scored the winner on a wacky play in the 10th where he should've been thrown out by 10 feet, but Pedoira danced around catcher Luke Maile before diving in to touch home plate as he dislodged the ball from Maile's glove. Pedroia has gone deep in two straight. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:12 pm
  • Trea Turner among Nationals regulars resting
    Trea Turner is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's among many regulars resting for the Nats a day after they clinched the National League East. Ben Revere will handle center field. Only Bryce Harper, Anthony Rendon and Danny Espinosa are playing among the team's normal starters. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:33 am
    Top 7, 2-1 vs Mia
     
  • Gordon runs wild on Braves in Marlins victory
    Dee Gordon went 2-for-3 with three stolen bases and two runs scored in the Marlins' 6-4 win over the Braves on Saturday.

    Advice: Gordon had no fear for Braves catcher Anthony Recker, walking and stealing second base in the first inning, stealing third base in the third inning and stealing second again an inning later. The three steals give him 26 steals in 74 games this year. His .257/.298/.320 line leaves something to be desired, but the 28-year-old's speed is a fantasy difference-maker and with a full year to work with in 2017, he should once again be among the cream of the crop at second base. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:28 pm
  • Dustin Pedroia slams Red Sox to playoff berth
    Dustin Pedroia went 2-for-4 with a grand slam to help the Red Sox defeat the Rays 6-4 on Saturday.

    Advice: The Sox were trailing in the seventh inning when Pedroia stepped to the plate with two outs and the sacks jacked. He unloaded them with his 14th home run of the season, helping them clinch a playoff berth in the process. The homer also gave him his 100th run scored this year, and the 33-year-old is batting .318/.377/.447 with 71 RBI and seven steals through 148 games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:45 pm
  • Forsythe hits 20-homer plateau for first time
    Logan Forsythe hit his 20th home run of the season in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: He got there in legitimate fashion, taking all-everything closer Craig Kimbrel deep for a solo shot in the ninth inning. It's the first time in Forsythe's career that he's hit 20 homers in a season. The 29-year-old is batting .274/.344/.464 with 52 RBI, 75 runs scored and six steals to date. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:40 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
    Player Note
    Tyler Saladino CWS - 2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs Min
     
  • DJ LeMahieu getting the night off Saturday
    DJ LeMahieu is not in the Rockies' lineup Saturday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: He's just getting a routine day off. LeMahieu has had a career year for the Rockies and is on the cusp of winning his first batting title. Rookie Pat Valaika will draw the start at second base Saturday while batting seventh against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:11 pm
    5:10 pm vs Mil
     
  • 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
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-3 @Phi
     
  • 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
    Player Note
    Tyler Saladino CWS - 2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs Min
     
  • 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
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    Day-to-Day
    Top 7, 2-1 vs Mia
     
  • 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
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    Day-to-Day
    Top 7, 2-1 vs Mia
     
  • Dee Gordon not in Friday's lineup
    Dee Gordon is not in the Marlins' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's a simple day off. Derek Dietrich is at second base and in the leadoff spot. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:58 am
  • D.J. LeMahieu hits solo home run in loss
    D.J. LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: LeMahieu connected for a solo shot off Brett Anderson with one out in the fifth inning. The tater was his 11th of the season. In addition, the 28-year-old second baseman is hitting .352/.422/.503 and has driven in 66 runs over 537 at-bats. He has put forth two-hit showings in three of his last four games. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:14 pm
    5:10 pm vs Mil
     
  • Brian Dozier hits 42nd homer
    Brian Dozier hit homer No. 42 in Thursday's loss to the Tigers.

    Advice: Dozier led off the bottom of the first with the shot. Unfortunately, it was the only run the Tigers would manage off Anibal Sanchez. Dozier is now just one homer away from matching Davey Johnson's record for homers by a second baseman. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:53 pm
    4:10 pm @CWS
     
  • 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
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    Day-to-Day
    Top 7, 2-1 vs Mia
     
  • 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
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-3 @Phi
     
  • 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
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    Day-to-Day
    Top 7, 2-1 vs Mia
     
  • Pedroia (knee) back in Red Sox lineup Wed.
    Dustin Pedroia (knee) is back in the Red Sox starting lineup Wednesday versus the Orioles.

    Advice: Pedroia sat out Tuesday because of a sore left knee, but the injury was clearly a minor one. He is starting at second base and batting leadoff Wednesday against O's right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:23 pm
  • 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
    Player Note
    Tyler Saladino CWS - 2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs Min
     
  • Gyorko lifts off for 27th homer of the season
    Jedd Gyorko went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in a win over the Rockies on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gyorko assaulted a Jorge De La Rosa 3-0 offering in the fourth inning, hitting it out to straight-away center. The homer was Gyorko's 27th of the year, continuing to up his single-season record, and he's got 54 RBI and 53 runs scored to go with a .246/.309/.495 line. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:44 pm
    New Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 4-3 vs Pit
     
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