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  • Kevin Gausman (intercostal) to start Tuesday
    Kevin Gausman (intercostal) felt good during Saturday's bullpen session and will start Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Gausman felt some oblique soreness after his last start but said it was just a cramp. He had been scheduled to start Sunday against the Diamondbacks but Dylan Bundy will get the nod instead with Gausman slotting in after the team's off day on Monday. Despite an 8-11 record, Gausman leads the Orioles in ERA (3.57) and strikeouts (166) this season. Today, 2:42 pm
    4:05 pm vs Ari
  • Jayson Aquino available out of bullpen
    Jayson Aquino has been cleared to pitch.

    Advice: He'll be available out of the bullpen Sunday against the Diamondbacks. Aquino has spent the last few weeks at the team's spring training facility in Florida in an effort to limit his innings. The left-hander hasn't allowed a run in three relief appearances for the O's this year. Today, 2:35 pm
  • 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. Today, 1:46 pm
    New Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    4:10 pm vs Phi
  • Jason Hammel clobbered in loss to Cardinals
    Jason Hammel was clobbered in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals, surrendering six runs on six hits over his 2 1/3 innings.

    Advice: The right-hander walked one and struck out two on the miserable afternoon. The Cardinals got to him early and often in this one, striking for four runs in the first frame and then adding on a run in each of the next two innings. Hammel is unlikely to be used in the postseason rotation and could be pitching his way off of the roster altogether for the NLDS. He'll try to get back on track on Friday when he takes on the Reds in Cincinnati. Today, 1:40 pm
  • 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. Today, 1:39 pm
  • Carlos Correa back in lineup on Saturday
    Carlos Correa (shoulder) returned to the Astros starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Correa exited Friday's game after re-injuring his shoulder, but it's going to take a lot to keep him out of the Astros lineup at this point of the season. He's hitting in his customary cleanup spot against Jhoulys Chacin and the Angels on Saturday. Today, 12:41 pm
  • Ventura leaves start with back tightness
    Yordano Ventura was removed from Saturday's start against the Tigers due to tightness in his lower back.

    Advice: Prior to his departure, Ventura allowed three runs on 10 hits in his four-plus innings of work. It's unclear how much time the right-hander may miss, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the Royals shut him down for the remainder of the season. Today, 12:19 pm
    W, 7-4 @Det
  • Sonny Gray (forearm) to face live hitters
    Sonny Gray (forearm) is scheduled to throw a live batting practice session on Saturday.

    Advice: The right-hander has been sidelined since early August due to inflammation in his right forearm, but has yet to give up hope on a return this season. He could make a start in the final week of the season, though he's probably best avoided for fantasy purposes. Today, 10:59 am
    15-Day DL
    Top 9, 0-4 vs Tex
  • Khris Davis goes hitless in return to lineup
    Khris Davis (illness) returned to the Athletics starting lineup on Friday, going 0-for-3 with a walk in a loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Davis hadn't played since Monday as he was battling a stomach bug. The 28-year-old outfielder is having a nice season in the middle of the A's lineup, slashing .250/.307/.526 with 40 home runs and 99 RBI. Today, 5:49 am
  • Carlos Correa departs with shoulder injury
    Carlos Correa was removed from Friday's game against the Angels after re-injuring his shoulder on a diving attempt defensively.

    Advice: Correa ranged back and attempted to make a diving grab in the outfield on a bloop double off the bat of Rafael Ortega in the ninth inning. Correa has been battling a shoulder injury for the past several weeks and appeared to aggravate it during the play. The Astros are expected to update his status on Saturday. Today, 5:37 am
  • Andre Ethier hits first homer
    Andre Ethier hit his first homer of the year off the bench Friday as the Dodgers beat the Rockies 5-2.

    Advice: Dodgers manager Dave Roberts chose to go with Andrew Toles over Ethier against a right-hander. Ethier needed a fast start in his return to the Dodgers in order to get penciled into left field with any regularity. Since it hasn't happened -- he's 3-for-17 -- he might find himself left out of the mix in the postseason. Showing he can be of use as a pinch-hitter, as he was tonight, will help his case. Yesterday, 11:53 pm
  • Cole Hamels goes seven scoreless for win
    Cole Hamels blanked the A's for seven innings and struck out seven in a win Friday.

    Advice: Hamels' Cy Young hopes died with three bad starts these last three weeks, but he's still 15-5 with a 3.30 ERA for the season. The win tonight was his first since Aug. 25. Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • James Paxton strikes out nine in win
    James Paxton pitched seven innings of one-run ball to beat the Twins on Friday.

    Advice: Paxton struck out nine and walked none. The left-hander hasn't been very consistent, but he's flashed top-of-the-rotation stuff this season, and he'll enter next year as a nice mid-round pick in mixed leagues, even if he doesn't seem like a great bet to make 30 starts. Yesterday, 10:09 pm
  • Nelson Cruz homers, knocks in four
    Nelson Cruz had a two-run homer and a two-run double Friday in the rout of the Twins.

    Advice: Cruz is now just two homers away from his third straight 40-homer season. It's also possible the Mariners will have three 100-RBI guys; Cruz and Kyle Seager currently have 96 and Robinson Cano isn't far behind at 92. Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Stallings delivers walk-off single vs. Nats
    Jacob Stallings delivered a pinch-hit walk-off RBI single in the 11th inning Friday to lead the Pirates to a 6-5 victory over the Nationals.

    Advice: The Pirates tied things up against former closer Mark Melancon in the bottom of the ninth before Stallings played hero in the 11th. The winning rally was set up after the Pirates loaded the bases against Yusmiero Petit. Sean Rodriguez struck out swinging for the second out before Stallings ripped a single into left field to end it. It was a nice moment for the 26-year-old catcher, who was added back to the active roster earlier this month. Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Meyer gives up four runs in no-decision
    Alex Meyer yielded four runs in 5 1/3 innings Friday in a no-decision against the Astros.

    Advice: Meyer gave up just one run over his first five innings of work, but things fell apart for him in the sixth inning. He gave up an infield single and a pair of walks to load the bases before being pulled. All three baserunners eventually came around to score. The tall right-hander has shown some flashes, but he can’t be trusted in mixed fantasy leagues right now. He’ll finish his season with a start against the Athletics next time out. Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Gausman (intercostal) expected Tues. or Wed.
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Friday that Kevin Gausman (intercostal) is feeling better and is expected to be ready to start Tuesday or Wednesday.

    Advice: Gausman had to be pushed back from Sunday with a minor intercostal issue, but the O's expect him to be fine. If the right-hander is ready to take the ball on Tuesday, he would have time to get in two starts before the end of the regular season. Yesterday, 1:38 pm
    4:05 pm vs Ari
  • 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." Yesterday, 5:49 am
  • Gausman pushed back with intercostal strain
    Kevin Gausman will not start on Sunday against the Diamondbacks due to soreness in his intercostal area.

    Advice: Orioles manager Buck Showalter thinks the ailment could have been caused by Gausman being a bit dehydrated. He's hopeful that the injury is minor and that the right-hander will be ready to pitch on Tuesday or Wednesday in Toronto. "He’s got a little something bothering him that we think should manage hopefully by Tuesday or Wednesday," Showalter said. "We hope he’s our starting pitcher Tuesday or Wednesday, that’s what we’re hoping for. It won’t be Sunday. We have an off-day there to play with, see how things manage the next few days." Dylan Bundy will be moved up to start Sunday. Thursday, 3:05 pm
    4:05 pm vs Ari
  • 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. Wednesday, 6:03 pm
  • 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. Wednesday, 1:26 pm
    New Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    4:10 pm vs Phi
  • Khris Davis (stomach bug) remains out Wed.
    Khris Davis (illness) is out again Wednesday.

    Advice: Davis was scratched from the Athletics' starting lineup on Tuesday night after showing up to the ballpark with a stomach bug and he's apparently still fighting through it. Jake Smolinski is starting in left field and batting ninth Wednesday afternoon against the Astros. Wednesday, 9:39 am
  • Kevin Gausman gives up five to Red Sox
    Kevin Gausman was charged with five runs over 6 1/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: Gausman wasn't nearly as sharp as he has been lately, as he gave up 10 hits -- including a pair of home runs -- while walking one. Orioles manager Buck Showalter probably left him in too long, as his 101st and final pitch of the night was a three-run homer served up to David Ortiz. Gausman entered the start having allowed just three runs over his last five outings. He'll face the Diamondbacks on Sunday. Tuesday, 8:10 pm
    4:05 pm vs Ari
  • Gray (forearm) throws 48-pitch 'pen session
    Sonny Gray (forearm) threw a 48-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon.

    Advice: Gray is now scheduled to face live hitters over the weekend. He could make a start for the A's in the final week of the regular season, but the right-hander will be on a pitch count in that one and not worth using in a down-to-the-wire fantasy league. Gray, out since early August with forearm inflammation, holds an ugly 5.74 ERA in 116 innings this year. Tuesday, 4:23 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 9, 0-4 vs Tex
  • Khris Davis scratched with illness Tuesday
    Khris Davis was scratched from the Athletics' lineup on Tuesday due to an illness.

    Advice: Davis went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Monday's series opener against the Astros and woke up Tuesday with a stomach bug. Danny Valencia is now starting in right field, with Jake Smolinski drawing the nod in left. Tuesday, 3:58 pm
  • 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. Tuesday, 1:13 pm
    New Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    4:10 pm vs Phi
  • Jason Hammel goes seven in victory
    Jason Hammel pitched seven innings of two-run ball in a win over the Reds on Monday.

    Advice: Hammel was down 2-0 when he threw his last pitch, but the Cubs came back with three runs in the bottom of the seventh, putting him in line for the win. It's Hammel's 15th victory. He had never won more than 10 games previously, though he had won exactly 10 four times. Monday, 7:57 pm
  • Sonny Gray (forearm) set for bullpen Tue.
    Sonny Gray (forearm) is scheduled to throw 30 pitches in his bullpen session on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Athletics haven't officially ruled him out for the year, but he won't be worth adding in fantasy leagues even if he manages to return. Gray has been out since early August with a muscle strain and inflammation in his forearm. Monday, 3:42 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 9, 0-4 vs Tex
  • 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. Monday, 2:26 pm
  • Ventura goes the distance in win over ChiSox
    Yordano Ventura went the distance while allowing three runs in Monday’s 8-3 win over the White Sox.

    Advice: It was his first career nine-inning complete game. Ventura gave up nine hits (including two homers) while striking out five and walking just one. He needed 106 pitches to finish off his 11th win of the season. He’ll get the Tigers on the road this weekend. Monday, 2:23 pm
    W, 7-4 @Det
  • Khris Davis slugs 39th, 40th homers vs. TEX
    Khris Davis slugged his 39th and 40th homers of 2016 in the Athletics' 5-2 win over the Rangers on Sunday.

    Advice: He popped Colby Lewis for a solo shot in the top of the fourth and added a two-run bomb against Keone Kela in the eighth. Davis has put together a terrific first year in Oakland, now with an .842 OPS, 40 home runs, and 99 RBI in 140 games. He was one of the best draft-day values in fantasy baseball for 2016. Sunday, 3:38 pm
  • Sonny Gray (forearm) to throw off mound
    Sonny Gray (forearm) will throw another bullpen session Tuesday.

    Advice: Gray has been on the shelf since early August with a muscle strain and inflammation in his forearm, but he's not giving up hope for a late-season return. However, given how poorly he pitched before being hurt, fantasy owners have no incentive to wait around for the righty. Sunday, 11:01 am
    15-Day DL
    Top 9, 0-4 vs Tex
  • Paxton yields two runs in seven frames Sat.
    James Paxton took a loss to the Astros on Saturday despite allowing just two runs in seven innings.

    Advice: He struck out seven batters while walking just one. He gave up four hits, all of which stayed in the park. Both runs scored on a Yulieski Gurriel single in the sixth inning. Paxton falls to 4-7 with a 3.88 ERA. He has a 100/23 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 109 innings. He is one of the hardest-throwing starters in baseball. Saturday, 10:08 pm
  • Cole Hamels gives up six runs against A's
    Cole Hamels was hit hard in Friday's no-decision against the Athletics, allowing six runs on seven hits over his six frames.

    Advice: Hamels whiffed six on the night while walking three. His trouble stemmed from his inability to keep the ball in the yard, with Khris Davis launching a two-run homer in the fourth inning and Brett Eibner blasting a three-run shot in the sixth. Even with the rough outing, he still owns a very respectable 3.42 ERA and 1.32 WHIP on the season with 187 strikeouts in 186 2/3 innings. He'll look to get back on track against the Angels on Wednesday. Friday, 8:45 pm
  • Khris Davis slugs 38th homer in loss Friday
    Khris Davis slugged his 38th long ball as the Athletics fell to the Rangers in Texas on Friday.

    Advice: The lefty-masher tagged Cole Hamels for a two-run bomb that opened the scoring in the fourth inning. Davis finished the night 1-for-3 and also drew a walk. He has come on incredibly strong after a slow start and is now hitting .250/.304/.521 with 38 homers and 96 RBI. Friday, 8:42 pm
  • Flores diagnosed with wrist inflammation
    Wilmer Flores has been diagnosed with inflammation in his left wrist.

    Advice: He's been given a cortisone shot and the expectation is that he'll be ready to go in a couple days. Flores hasn't played since getting involved in a home-plate collision with A.J. Pierzynski last Saturday. Friday, 12:44 pm
    New Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    4:10 pm vs Phi
  • Nelson Cruz hits 37th homer
    Nelson Cruz hit homer No. 37 against the Angels in the win Wednesday.

    Advice: Cruz is just three homers away from joining Babe Ruth and Mark McGwire as the only players to hit 40 at ages 33, 34 and 35. Wednesday, 10:25 pm
  • Gausman shuts down Red Sox in 1-0 win
    Kevin Gausman shut out the Red Sox for eight innings Wednesday in Baltimore's 1-0 victory.

    Advice: Gausman has been one of the AL's unluckiest pitchers this year and he was going up against perhaps it's luckiest in Porcello, but it didn't matter tonight; Gausman was just that good. He's pitched scoreless ball in four of his last five starts, and he's now 8-10 with a 3.43 ERA overall. The Orioles won two out of three in Boston to pull within one game of the Red Sox. Wednesday, 8:27 pm
    4:05 pm vs Ari
  • Ventura gives up five runs in 4 1/3 innings
    Yordano Ventura coughed up five earned runs in 4 1/3 innings while struggling to throw strikes in a loss to the Athletics on Wednesday.

    Advice: He walked four, hit a batter, uncorked a pair of wild pitches and gave up seven knocks in the abbreviated outing. He did manage to strike out five hitters and keep the ball in the yard but the pitches were accumulating rapidly. Ventura was pulled with one out in the fifth inning having already thrown 100 pitches. He falls to 10-11 with a 4.42 ERA after 29 starts. He lines up for two starts next week beginning with the White Sox on Monday. Wednesday, 7:34 pm
    W, 7-4 @Det
  • Flores will visit doctor about wrist Thursday
    Wilmer Flores will have his sore right wrist examined by a doctor on Thursday.

    Advice: Flores has been experiencing both neck and wrist discomfort since an ugly home-plate collision with A.J. Pierzynski on Saturday night. X-rays taken in Atlanta over the weekend came back negative, but Flores is still unable to swing a bat. There should be an informative update coming sometime Thursday afternoon. Wednesday, 4:01 pm
    New Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    4:10 pm vs Phi
  • Meyer victimized by pair of home runs in loss
    Alex Meyer wasn't long for Tuesday's loss to the Mariners, surrendering four runs on five hits over four innings.

    Advice: Meyer struck out three and walked two on the evening. Three of the four runs on his line scored via a pair of home runs. Nelson Cruz manhandled one of his offerings for a terrifyingly long two-run homer in the first inning, while Nori Aoki notched a solo shot in the second. In two starts with the Angels, the 26-year-old right-hander has surrendered five runs on six hits across 7 1/3 innings. There is no fantasy intrigue here at this late stage in the game. A home start against the Blue Jays shows next on his schedule. Tuesday, 9:47 pm
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