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  • Gomez (intercostal): 'I'm ready to start'
    Carlos Gomez (intercostal) said after working out at Yankee Stadium on Monday that he's "ready to start."

    Advice: "The plan is to play tomorrow. I'm ready to start," Gomez said. The Astros have yet to comment on whether Gomez will indeed be in the lineup for Tuesday's American League Wild Card Game, but things do seem to be trending in the right direction. The outfielder has started just one of the club's previous 20 contests since suffering a strained left intercostal muscle. Yesterday, 5:54 pm
  • Cards optimistic Yadi (thumb) plays in NLDS
    Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Monday that the club is "optimistic" Yadier Molina (thumb) will be on their NLDS roster.

    Advice: Molina has missed the last two weeks after being diagnosed with a sprained left thumb. He's still not 100 percent, but the Cards will make a custom splint for him to wear so that he can hit and catch. The club has indicated that hitting will likely be the bigger issue for Molina, but they'll be happy to have his elite defense even if he can't offer much at the plate. St. Louis hosts the winner of the National League Wild Card game in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday. Yesterday, 2:51 pm
    L, 6-0 x @Atl; L, 2-0 x @Atl
  • Giants undecided on picking up Aoki's option
    Giants general manager Bobby Evans said Monday that it will be a "close call" as to whether the club picks up Nori Aoki's $5.5 million option for 2016.

    Advice: Aoki hit .287/.353/.380 for the Giants in 2014 but was plagued by injuries, playing in just 93 games. His season ended prematurely due to a concussion, but the Giants don't expect it to be a long-term issue. They'll owe Aoki a $700,000 buyout if they decide to decline his option. Yesterday, 2:35 pm
    L, 7-3 vs x Col
  • Angel Pagan to undergo knee surgery soon
    Angel Pagan will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee within the next few days.

    Advice: The knee bothered Pagan at times during the 2015 campaign. The Giants are saying that he'll only need a few weeks of rehab, so he'll be fine for spring training. Pagan hit just .262/.303/.332 over 133 games in a disappointing season. Yesterday, 2:27 pm
  • Marlins expected to consider trade of Ozuna
    Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald hears that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria "is down" on Marcell Ozuna and the club "will consider trading him" this offseason.

    Advice: Jackson adds that "some members of the front office" would like to hang on to Ozuna, but the outfielder looks to be in Loria's doghouse and his vote obviously counts the most. Ozuna spent a surprising amount of time in the minors this season, and it appears that was probably at least in part due to Loria souring on him. Slated to turn 25 next month, Ozuna hit a disappointing .259/.308/.383 with 10 homers in 2015 and will be arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. However, he slugged 23 homers and drove in 85 runs in 2014 and would surely draw some trade interest if the Marlins do indeed make him available. Yesterday, 2:15 pm
  • Carlos Gomez to test out intercostal strain
    Carlos Gomez will test out his strained intercostal muscle on Monday.

    Advice: The testing presumably will involve batting practice and perhaps other drills. While it's clear that Gomez isn't 100 percent and maybe not all that close, the outfielder has said that he'll "definitely" be ready for Tuesday's Wild Card Game against the Yankees. Yesterday, 1:49 pm
  • Robinson Chirinos (biceps) ready for ALDS
    Robinson Chirinos (biceps) will be ready for the ALDS.

    Advice: Chirinos missed much of September with a left biceps injury, but he got in a few games before the end of the regular season and will get a bunch more rest this week. The 31-year-old catcher posted a .762 OPS with 10 home runs and 34 RBI in 78 games this season. Yesterday, 1:02 pm
  • Murphy could start at C for NYY in WC Game
    John Ryan Murphy could start over Brian McCann at catcher in Tuesday's AL Wild Card Game.

    Advice: Astros starter Dallas Keuchel dominates left-handed-hitters and the right-handed-hitting Murphy registered a nice .770 OPS versus southpaws this season. It's probably the correct move. The lefty-swinging McCann would be a nice bat off the bench in the winner-moves-on tilt at Yankee Stadium. Yesterday, 12:18 pm
  • Beane: Josh Reddick a candidate for extension
    A's vice president Billy Beane said Monday that Josh Reddick is a candidate for a contract extension.

    Advice: Reddick is entering his final offseason of salary arbitration and can become a free agent following the 2016 campaign. The 28-year-old outfielder made $4.1 million in 2015 while batting .272/.333/.449 with 20 home runs and 77 RBI. He also added 10 stolen bases, providing nice value as a late-round fantasy pick. Yesterday, 12:14 pm
  • O'Brien to enter spring training as a catcher
    Peter O'Brien will enter spring training next year as a catcher.

    Advice: O'Brien expressed a desire to move back behind the plate after spending the 2015 season trying out corner outfield. The 25-year-old has a big bat, but he was never a very good defensive backstop and how he fits into the Diamondbacks' future plans is currently unclear. Welington Castillo should open the 2016 season as Arizona's starting catcher. Yesterday, 11:17 am
  • Salty expects to test free agency this winter
    Jarrod Saltalamacchia said Monday that he plans to test the free agent market this winter.

    Advice: Salty had a minor resurgence after moving from Miami to Arizona this summer, posting an .805 OPS with eight home runs in 70 games (37 starts) for the Diamondbacks. The 30-year-old catcher said he wants to find a starting job, and the D'Backs are probably going to move forward with arbitration-eligible backstop Welington Castillo. Yesterday, 10:34 am
  • D'Backs, Pollock have talked long-term deal
    Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart said Monday that he has spoken to A.J. Pollock about a long-term deal.

    Advice: Pollock had a fantastic 2015 season with the Snakes, slashing .315/.367/.498 with 20 homers, 39 stolen bases, and 111 runs in 157 games while playing very good defense in center field. The 27-year-old will be eligible for salary arbitration for the first time this winter. He is under Arizona's control through 2018. Yesterday, 10:23 am
    W, 5-3 vs ^ Hou
  • Hector Olivera will play winter ball in PR
    Hector Olivera will spend six weeks in the Puerto Rican Winter League.

    Advice: That should be a big benefit to Olivera after missing a ton of playing time this summer to visa issues and injuries. The 30-year-old Cuban infielder batted .253/.310/.405 in 87 plate appearances for the Braves and will carry a cloudy fantasy picture into 2016. Yesterday, 9:50 am
    W, 6-0 vs ^ StL; W, 2-0 vs ^ StL
  • Freese would 'absolutely' like to return
    David Freese said Sunday that he would "absolutely" like to return to the Angels next season.

    Advice: And it sounds like the Halos will try to work something out with the 32-year-old free agent third baseman. Freese had a nice season in Anaheim and there's not a ready-made replacement at the hot corner in that organization. "A lot of things have to happen on both sides," Freese said Sunday evening. "It’s a new experience for me. We’ll see what happens when the World Series is over, and go from there." Yesterday, 7:51 am
    L, 9-2 ^ @Tex
  • Ichiro hoping to return to Miami next season
    Ichiro Suzuki said Sunday that he's hoping to return to the Marlins next season.

    Advice: "Of course" was the response from the 41-year-old impending free agent outfielder. Ichiro batted just .229/.282/.279 in 438 plate appearances this season and he turns 42 years old later this month, but there should be offers out there if he's willing to accept a low base salary and reserve role. There's thought to be some interest from the Marlins, though that front office is currently in flux and will have quite a bit on its plate this winter. Yesterday, 6:56 am
    L, 7-2 x @Phi
  • Gomez (intercostal) aims to play in WC Game
    Carlos Gomez (intercostal) is hoping to play in Tuesday's American League Wild Card Game.

    Advice: Gomez was held out of the Astros' final regular-season series due to lingering complications with the intercostal muscle strain he suffered in early September, but he says that was by design. "Yeah, definitely I’ll be ready in New York," Gomez told the Houston Chronicle on Sunday. "You know because, that game means a lot for us. No matter what, I’m going to be ready. That’s what we planned, the whole last five days made me feel better so I can be more 100 percent to do my best in New York." Yesterday, 6:36 am
  • Duquette says re-signing Davis 'top priority'
    Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette reiterated Sunday that re-signing impending free agent slugger Chris Davis is his top offseason priority.

    Advice: "He’s had a great year and he’s been a great player for us, so obviously, we’d like to have him back," Duquette said. "Whether we can do that in the market, that remains to be seen, but we’re going to try." Davis has more home runs over the last three seasons than any other major leaguer, and power is at a premium these days. The 29-year-old is about to cash in big. Yesterday, 6:32 am
    Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B,OF
    W, 9-4 vs ^ NYY
  • LaMarre (hamstring) retired as pinch-hitter
    Ryan LaMarre (hamstring) was retired as a pinch-hitter in Sunday's season finale against the Pirates.

    Advice: LaMarre hadn't appeared in a game since September 20 due to a strained right hamstring. The 26-year-old outfielder finished 2-for-25 (.080) in his first taste of major league life and probably won't be in the mix for an Opening Day roster spot in 2016. Yesterday, 6:18 am
    L, 4-0 x @Pit
  • Freeman (wrist) strikes out as pinch-hitter
    Freddie Freeman (wrist) struck out as a pinch-hitter in the Braves' win over the Cardinals in the second half of Sunday's doubleheader.

    Advice: Freeman didn't make a start over the final weekend due to a lingering right wrist injury. He now has the time and space to get it back near 100 percent, whether through surgery or extensive rest and rehab. The 26-year-old first baseman finished the 2015 season with a .276/.370/.471 batting line, 18 home runs, and 66 RBI in 118 games. He is under contract with Atlanta through 2021. Yesterday, 6:02 am
    W, 6-0 vs x StL; W, 2-0 vs x StL
  • Kendrys Morales (quad) started in finale
    Kendrys Morales (quad) started Sunday's regular-season finale against the Twins.

    Advice: And he drew a walk and scored a run before exiting the game with a bunch of other Royals regulars. Morales battled a quad injury at the tail end of the regular season, but he should be close to 100 percent by the start of the best-of-five American League Division Series. Kansas City awaits the winner of the AL Wild Card Game. Yesterday, 5:47 am
  • Collins has 3 RBI, Tigers close 2015 with win
    Tyler Collins went 1-for-4 with a three-run triple as the Tigers closed out the season with a 6-0 victory over the White Sox.

    Advice: Collins broke the game wide open as his three-run triple in the seventh inning made it a 5-0 game. He finishes with a .266/.316/.417 triple-slash line along with four home runs, 25 RBI, and 18 runs scored in 206 plate appearances. Sunday, 3:32 pm
    W, 6-0 ^ @CWS
  • Canha homers, but A's drop finale to SEA
    Mark Canha homered, but the Athletics lost the final game of the season 3-2 to the Mariners on Sunday.

    Advice: Canha doubled the Athletics' lead to 2-0 with a solo homer off of Vidal Nuno in the third inning, but that would be the final time they scored. He finished 2-for-4. Canha turned in a solid year after taking over for Ike Davis at first base, batting .254/.315/.426 with 16 home runs and 70 RBI. He'll be a name to consider at the back end of drafts next season. Sunday, 3:17 pm
    Player Note
    Mark Canha Oak - 1B,OF
    L, 3-2 ^ @Sea
  • Granderson homers and doubles in finale
    Curtis Granderson finished out the 2015 regular season in fine style, finishing Sunday's 1-0 win over the Nationals 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a double.

    Advice: Granderson's solo homer in the bottom of the eighth inning would be the only run to score by either team in the contest. For the season, the veteran outfielder slashed .259/.364/.457 while hitting 26 home runs and driving in 70 over 156 games played. The Grandyman's played in at least 155 games in three of his last four seasons. Sunday, 3:04 pm
  • Harper doubles in season finale vs Mets
    Bryce Harper went 1-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

    Advice: The double was Harper's 38th of the season. While there's not going to be a post-season opportunity for the 22-year-old outfielder, he's got a shot at the NL MVP due to a sterling .330/.460/.649 triple-slash with 42 homers, 99 RBI and six steals. Sunday, 3:00 pm
    L, 1-0 ^ @NYM
  • Yadier Molina to have thumb re-evaluated Mon.
    Yadier Molina will have his ailing left thumb re-evaluated on Monday.

    Advice: Molina was prescribed another week of rest when he visited the doctor last Monday. He said Sunday that the thumb is "getting stronger every day," but we won't know about his status for the NLDS until after Monday's exam. Tony Cruz has been handling the catching duties for St. Louis with Yadi sidelined. Sunday, 11:45 am
    L, 6-0 x @Atl; L, 2-0 x @Atl
  • Gomez (intercostal) could return in playoffs
    Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Sunday that Carlos Gomez (intercostal) could return to the lineup during the postseason if the club qualifies.

    Advice: He did not, however, specify when during the playoffs Gomez might be available, so the declaration doesn't mean a whole lot. Gomez has made just one start since suffering a strained intercostal muscle three weeks ago. Colby Rasmus is handling center field again Sunday. Sunday, 10:44 am
  • Wilson Ramos getting a breather Sunday
    Wilson Ramos is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's simply receiving some rest. Pedro Severino is getting his first career start behind the dish. Sunday, 10:07 am
  • Bryce Harper (shin) in Sunday's lineup
    Bryce Harper (shin) is back in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Harper sat out the second game of Saturday's doubleheader after being hit in the left shin with a pitch. He's sore but wanted to play Sunday with a batting title, home run title and 100-RBI season on the line. Sunday, 10:02 am
    L, 1-0 ^ @NYM
  • Justin Turner sitting out on Sunday
    Justin Turner is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Turner has been banged up of late so the Dodgers will get him some rest in the regular season finale. Alex Guerrero is at third base. Sunday, 8:57 am
    Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 6-3 vs x SD
  • Hector Olivera (elbow) out of lineup
    Hector Olivera (elbow) remained out of the Braves' lineup for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Cardinals.

    Advice: Olivera remains sore after being hit in the left elbow by a pitch last Tuesday. It's unclear whether he'll feel up to playing the second game. Adonis Garcia is handling third base in the first game of the doubleheader. Sunday, 7:27 am
    W, 6-0 vs ^ StL; W, 2-0 vs ^ StL
  • Marcus Semien homers in victory
    Marcus Semien hit a two-run homer in the top of the 13th to help the A's beat the Mariners 7-5 on Saturday.

    Advice: Well, Semien is going to end up finishing the season with more RBI (45) than errors (35), so that's a good thing. Since he's shown decent range at shortstop and he's been pretty decent offensively with no one on base, the A's will probably keep him around as a starter next year. Probably. He still has some fantasy upside, particularly if he can get his OBP up and establish himself as a top-of-the-order guy. Saturday, 11:16 pm
    Player Note
    Marcus Semien Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    L, 3-2 ^ @Sea
  • Carlos Gomez (intercostal) out again Saturday
    Carlos Gomez (intercostal) is not in the Astros' lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: He hasn't been in the lineup since Wednesday. Colby Rasmus will fill in at center field and bat cleanup. The Astros enter tonight's action with a half-game advantage over the Angels for the second Wild Card spot. Saturday, 2:27 pm
  • Bryce Harper (shin) will sit out nightcap
    Bryce Harper (shin) will not start Game 2 of the Nationals' doubleheader against the Mets.

    Advice: He belted his 42nd home run of the year in Washington's 3-1 victory earlier today but also took a Noah Syndergaard fastball off his left shin. Harper is one RBI away from 100 and could be available off the bench. Matt den Dekker is starting in right field for the nightcap. He'll bat sixth. Saturday, 2:13 pm
    L, 1-0 ^ @NYM
  • Bryce Harper slugs go-ahead HR vs. Mets
    Bryce Harper slugged a go-ahead two-run homer in a 3-1 win over the Mets on Saturday.

    Advice: Daniel Murphy misplayed a grounder to extend the eighth inning and Harper took advantage by taking Addison Reed into the second deck in right field. The NL MVP front-runner now has 42 homers and 99 RBI on the year. Saturday, 1:20 pm
    L, 1-0 ^ @NYM
  • Kendrys Morales remains out of Royals lineup
    Kendrys Morales (quad) remains out of the Royals starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: The slugger had been expected to return on Saturday, but it'll be Jonny Gomes in as the designated hitter against Tommy Milone and the Twins. Look for Morales to return for Sunday's regular season finale. Saturday, 8:03 am
  • Wilson Ramos not in Nats lineup for Game 1
    Wilson Ramos is not in the Nationals starting lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mets.

    Advice: He'll presumably be back behind the dish for the second game. Jose Lobaton will do the catching for the afternoon game and will bat eighth for the Nationals against Noah Syndergaard. Saturday, 7:32 am
  • Curtis Granderson not in Mets lineup Saturday
    Curtis Granderson is not in the Mets starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Nationals.

    Advice: He should be in the lineup for the second game of the doubleheader. Juan Lagares will start in his place in center field and bat leadoff for the Mets. Saturday, 6:57 am
  • Peter O'Brien homers off bench
    Peter O'Brien homered off Dallas Keuchel in his lone at-bat off the bench Friday against the Astros.

    Advice: It seems crazy that the Diamondbacks haven't given O'Brien a single start since his callup on Sept. 8, but it likely has a lot to do with his unsettled position situation. The team is again looking at making him a full-time catcher, even though he's never going to be very good back there. His bat remains intriguing. He's had just seven plate appearances since his callup, but he's 3-for-5 with two walks. It seems like the Diamondbacks really blew it by not giving him some starts in left. Friday, 10:29 pm
  • Justin Turner knocks in two runs
    Justin Turner singled, drove in two runs and walked Friday against the Padres.

    Advice: Turner is working to ensure himself a starting spot in the postseason following his second-half injuries. He rebounded in September following a poor August, so he still seems like the Dodgers' best option at third base. Friday, 9:54 pm
    Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 6-3 vs x SD
  • Nori Aoki (concussion) won't return this year
    Nori Aoki (concussion) is feeling much better, but will not return before the end of the season.

    Advice: Giants skipper Bruce Bochy said Friday that Aoki is at about 90%, but there's no reason for the team to rush him back into action. He should be fully healthy heading into the 2016 season. Friday, 5:15 pm
    L, 7-3 vs x Col
  • Carlos Gomez not in lineup again Friday
    Carlos Gomez (intercostal) is once again not in the Astros starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: He returned to the lineup on Wednesday, but felt some lingering soreness after his final throw against the Mariners. Expect him to return to his regular post in the outfield at some point before the end of the weekend. Friday, 4:36 pm
  • Morales (quad) not in Royals lineup on Friday
    Kendrys Morales (quad) is not in the Royals starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: He is however, available off the bench as a pinch hitter. Morales was lifted from Thursday's contest due to minor tightness in his left quad. Had it been a playoff game, he would have almost assuredly been in the lineup on Friday. Friday, 3:59 pm
  • Morales leaves early with left quad tightness
    Kendrys Morales was forced to leave Thursday's game due to left quad tightness.

    Advice: The injury is believed to be minor and his early exit is considered precautionary. He's listed as day-to-day and should return to the lineup at some point over the weekend. Thursday, 7:09 pm
  • Pagan collects RBI single in loss Thursday
    Angel Pagan, appearing as a pinch-hitter, went 1-for-1 with an RBI single and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: The veteran outfielder sparked a two-run rally in the eighth inning that fell just short of delivering a victory to the Giants. He's now hitting .264/.305/.336 with three homers and 37 RBI in what has been a disappointing and injury-plagued season. Thursday, 3:22 pm
  • Hector Olivera (elbow) scratched from lineup
    Hector Olivera (elbow) was scratched from Thursday's lineup against the Nationals.

    Advice: Olivera was hit in the elbow by a pitch on Tuesday and still isn't 100 percent. Adonis Garcia will fill in at third base. Thursday, 1:27 pm
    W, 6-0 vs ^ StL; W, 2-0 vs ^ StL
  • Justin Turner has some swelling in forearm
    Justin Turner has some forearm swelling.

    Advice: That's part of the reason he's absent from the Dodgers' starting lineup Thursday afternoon in San Francisco. Turner got struck on the arm by a pitch earlier this week. He should be completely fine for the final weekend of the regular season and the NLDS. Chase Utley is starting at third base against the Giants. Thursday, 10:36 am
    Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 6-3 vs x SD
  • Justin Turner not in Dodgers' lineup Thursday
    Justin Turner is out of the Dodgers' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon.

    Advice: So are a couple other Los Angeles regulars. Chase Utley is making a rare start at third base as the NL West champions wrap up a series against the rival Giants. Thursday, 10:09 am
    Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 6-3 vs x SD
  • Davis swats two homers as Orioles beat TOR
    Chris Davis hit his 44th and 45th home runs as the Orioles bested the Blue Jays in the second game of a doubleheader on Wednesday.

    Advice: Tied 0-0, the Orioles exploded for five runs in the bottom of the seventh. Davis hit a solo home run to make it 2-0. He would add a second solo home run in the eighth to pile on. Davis retakes sole possession of the major league home run lead at 45. He's also plated 112 runs while batting .257/.352/.547. Wednesday, 7:38 pm
    Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B,OF
    W, 9-4 vs ^ NYY
  • Gomez (intercostal) back in Astros' lineup
    Carlos Gomez (intercostal) is in the Astros' lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Gomez has appeared in two games in recent days but hasn't swung a bat in a game since September 12. The outfielder, who is batting .253/.313/.408 on the year, is hitting sixth and playing center field against the Mariners. Wednesday, 3:47 pm
  • Freeman (wrist) won't start any more games
    Freddie Freeman (wrist) will not start any more games this season.

    Advice: He will be available to pinch-hit, but Freeman's nagging right wrist ailment will keep him from being in the lineup. The first baseman noted that he's dealing with a small bone spur in the wrist, though he doesn't think he'll need surgery. Those in redraft leagues can feel free to go ahead and drop him if they haven't already. Wednesday, 12:50 pm
    W, 6-0 vs x StL; W, 2-0 vs x StL
  • Freddie Freeman (wrist) sitting out Wednesday
    Freddie Freeman (wrist) remained out of the Braves' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since exiting Sunday's game with recurring right wrist discomfort. At this point, there would seem to be a good chance the Braves shut Freeman down, although they say they'll continue to evaluate him on a day-to-day basis. Nick Swisher is at first base Wednesday. Wednesday, 12:07 pm
    W, 6-0 vs x StL; W, 2-0 vs x StL
  • Hector Olivera (elbow) returns to lineup
    Hector Olivera (elbow) is back in the Braves' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Oliver exited Tuesday's game after being hit on the left elbow by a pitch, but he's fine. He's hitting .260/.321/.411 with two homers in 22 games so far with the big club. Wednesday, 11:48 am
    W, 6-0 vs ^ StL; W, 2-0 vs ^ StL
  • Gomez (intercostal) expected in lineup Wed.
    Astros manager A.J. Hinch said in an interview on MLB Network Radio that he expects Carlos Gomez (intercostal) back in the lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: That's assuming he feels fine when he gets to the ballpark and gets through batting practice with no issues. Gomez has been used as a pinch-runner and defensive replacement recently but hasn't started a game since September 12 due to a strained intercostal muscle. Wednesday, 9:35 am
  • Pollock on base three times in D'Backs win
    A.J. Pollock reached base three times in five plate appearances as the Diamondbacks pulled out a 4-3 win in 11 innings versus the Rockies on Tuesday.

    Advice: Pollock walked twice and doubled, but scored only once. It's been a breakout year for the outfielder, currently carrying a .317/.369/.499 triple-slash line with 19 home runs, 75 RBI, 107 runs scored, and 37 stolen bases with above-average defense. He'll be drafted much, much earlier in fantasy leagues in 2016. Pollock went 168th overall in Yahoo leagues going into the 2015 season. Tuesday, 10:33 pm
    W, 5-3 vs ^ Hou
  • Morales belts 22nd homer against White Sox
    Kendrys Morales hit his 22nd home run in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Morales followed Eric Hosmer's solo homer in the sixth inning with one of his own. It was his only hit in three at-bats. The designated hitter is batting .291/.358/.488 with 22 homers, 106 RBI and 78 runs. With a handful of games left, Morales needs three RBI to set a new career high. Either way, it's been an outstanding bounceback year for the 32-year-old. Tuesday, 8:30 pm
  • Hector Olivera leaves after HBP on elbow
    Hector Olivera departed Tuesday's game against the Nationals after being hit on the left elbow by a pitch.

    Advice: Olivera sports an elbow pad on his left arm, but Tanner Roark's offering still smarted. The Braves should have an update on status later Tuesday. Tuesday, 5:41 pm
    W, 6-0 vs ^ StL; W, 2-0 vs ^ StL
  • Peter O'Brien wants to catch again
    Peter O'Brien has told the Diamondbacks that he wants to return to the catcher position.

    Advice: O'Brien had the yips when trying to throw the ball back to the pitcher earlier this season and eventually moved to the outfield. He doesn't think it will be an issue anymore, though, and he and the D'Backs would both like him to take another crack at things behind the plate. O'Brien would certainly make for a much more interesting prospect if he can stick at catcher. Tuesday, 4:57 pm
  • Aoki (concussion) could pinch-hit this week
    Nori Aoki will visit a concussion specialist in hopes of being cleared to return to action.

    Advice: Aoki could be available to pinch-hit later this week if he receives clearance. He first suffered a concussion back in July and has been shut down for a few weeks after having a setback. Tuesday, 4:45 pm
    L, 7-3 vs x Col
  • Bryce Harper back in Tuesday's lineup
    Bryce Harper is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Braves.

    Advice: Harper was held out of Monday's lineup as punishment for his role in Sunday's incident with teammate Jonathan Papelbon. It was an odd situation, but the MVP front-runner will try to turn his focus back to the field. Tuesday, 12:30 pm
    L, 1-0 ^ @NYM
  • Freddie Freeman (wrist) in Tuesday's lineup
    Freddie Freeman (wrist) is in Tuesday's lineup against the Nationals.

    Advice: Freeman was forced to exit Sunday's game with recurring wrist pain, but he feels well enough to give it a go. His status will likely be reevaluated on a daily basis for the final week. Tuesday, 12:17 pm
    W, 6-0 vs x StL; W, 2-0 vs x StL
  • Freeman (wrist) considered day-to-day
    Freddie Freeman (wrist) is considered day-to-day.

    Advice: Freeman has been dealing with a right wrist injury since early August and had to make an early exit from Sunday's game due to recurring discomfort. He'll likely be day-to-day the rest of the way. Tuesday, 9:36 am
    W, 6-0 vs x StL; W, 2-0 vs x StL
  • Gomez (intercostal) still has discomfort
    Carlos Gomez (intercostal) still has discomfort swinging.

    Advice: Gomez has come off the bench in each of the past two games and continues to take batting practice, but he's not 100 percent yet and has concerns about returning too soon. "I feel like if I swing it’s going to get worse," said Gomez. "Take the time and do the right thing." Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Monday that Gomez’s injury typically takes 45-50 days to heal, but the team is trying to ramp things up given where they are in the season. His swing has been toned down to compensate for the injury, so it's hard to count on much from him even if he manages to return. Tuesday, 6:39 am
  • Morales (ankle) returns as pinch-hitter
    Kendrys Morales (ankle) grounded out as a pinch-hitter Monday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Morales sat out Sunday after being hit above his ankle with a pitch during Saturday's game. He's expected to return to the starting lineup Tuesday. Tuesday, 5:51 am
  • Semien homers, but A's suffer a walkoff loss
    Marcus Semien homered in Monday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: The shortstop finished 1-for-3 with a walk, smacking a solo shot in the fourth inning off of Hector Santiago to temporarily tie the game at 2-2. Semien is hitting a pedestrian .257/.311/.400 with 14 home runs and 43 RBI. Monday, 10:38 pm
    Player Note
    Marcus Semien Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    L, 3-2 ^ @Sea
  • Collins clubs three-run homer in a Tigers win
    Tyler Collins finished 1-for-4 with a three-run home run as the Tigers topped the Rangers on Monday.

    Advice: Collins broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning with a three-run home run off of Colby Lewis. It's only his second home run since his promotion on July 31 and his fourth on the year. He's hitting .260/.302/.409 with 20 RBI in 192 plate appearances. Monday, 8:53 pm
    W, 6-0 ^ @CWS
  • Hinch: Gomez injury normally takes 45-50 days
    Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Monday that Carlos Gomez's intercostal strain is normally something that takes 45-50 days to recover from.

    Advice: Hinch noted that the only reason the club is pushing Gomez is because they're in a playoff race. The Astros downplayed Gomez's ailment somewhat when it first occurred, referring to it as a "mild" strain, but it's clear at this point that was optimistic thinking. Gomez hasn't started a game in two weeks but did take batting practice Monday. Monday, 6:19 pm
  • Molina (thumb) ruled out for regular season
    Yadier Molina (thumb) has been ruled out for the remainer of the regular season after a doctor on Monday prescribed him another week of rest.

    Advice: He'll be re-evaluated on Sunday or Monday and still has a chance to be ready for the start of the postseason, but obviously this news isn't ideal. Molina is dealing with a slight ligament tear in his left thumb that doesn't really affect him catching but could be a hindrance at the plate. Tony Cruz will continue to handle the catching duties for the Cardinals. Monday, 2:06 pm
    L, 6-0 x @Atl; L, 2-0 x @Atl
  • Williams: Harper out Monday as punishment
    Nationals manager Matt Williams told reporters that Bryce Harper is absent from the starting lineup Monday due to his role in Sunday's dugout fight with Jonathan Papelbon.

    Advice: Harper was scheduled for a day off anyway, so it's odd that Williams is now characterizing this as a punishment. Especially when cameras showed Papelbon attacking Harper first. Papelbon has been suspended for the remainder of the season. Harper should return to action on Tuesday night against the Braves. Monday, 11:07 am
    L, 1-0 ^ @NYM
  • Harper not in Nationals lineup Monday vs. CIN
    Bryce Harper is not in the Nationals' starting lineup Monday afternoon against the Reds.

    Advice: Harper made an early departure from Sunday's game after getting choked by teammate Jonathan Papelbon in the Nationals dugout. It's a big mess right now in Washington. Matt den Dekker will start in right field Monday in a lineup that features very few of the club's regulars. Monday, 8:52 am
    L, 1-0 ^ @NYM
  • Freese socks solo homer in tight win
    David Freese went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Freese launched a solo homer off Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma in the fifth inning. It would be his only hit in the contest. He's now homered in back-to-back game and is slashing .258/.320/.424 with 13 homers and 53 RBI. The numbers might not be particularly electric, but this has been the 32-year-old third-baseman's best overall season since 2012. Sep 27, 3:27 pm
    L, 9-2 ^ @Tex
  • Ozuna homers as Marlins take down the Braves
    Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 9-5 victory over the Braves.

    Advice: Ozuna cracked the second of two solo homers in the seventh inning, which put the Marlins up 9-4 at the time. The outfielder has had a tough year, including a prolonged stint in the minors, and is carrying a .255/.303/.383 with 10 home runs and 41 RBI. Sep 27, 1:44 pm
  • Freeman to visit hand specialist on Monday
    Freddie Freeman is scheduled to visit with a hand specialist on Monday.

    Advice: Freeman has been playing through a right wrist injury since early August. He still hopes to continue doing so for the remainder of the season, but the team wants an update on his status before allowing him to do so. Sep 27, 1:36 pm
    W, 6-0 vs x StL; W, 2-0 vs x StL
  • Robinson Chirinos (biceps) cleared for action
    Robinson Chirinos (biceps) has been cleared to return to action.

    Advice: He's not starting Sunday, but Chirinos will be available off the bench. He hasn't started since injuring his left biceps on September 9. Sep 27, 10:20 am
  • Kendrys Morales (ankle) not in lineup
    Kendrys Morales (ankle) is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Morales was hit by a pitch during Saturday's game. He's merely dealing with a bruise and should be fine in a day or two. The Royals have Alex Gordon in the designated hitter spot and Jarrod Dyson in left field. Sep 27, 8:10 am
  • Curtis Granderson not in Sunday's lineup
    Curtis Granderson is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. Kirk Nieuwenhuis is in right field. Sep 27, 7:06 am
  • Kendrys Morales leaves with bruised ankle
    Kendrys Morales left Saturday's game against the Indians with a bruise above his ankle.

    Advice: He was hit by a pitch from Kyle Crockett in the eighth inning. Paulo Orlando came in to pinch-run for him. Morales finished the night 1-for-2 with a single. Don't be surprised if Morales gets the day off on Sunday. Sep 26, 8:02 pm
  • Harper goes 3-for-5 with a walkoff RBI double
    Bryce Harper hit a walkoff RBI double in the bottom of the 12th inning Saturday in the Nationals' 2-1 victory over the Phillies.

    Advice: Harper singled in the fourth inning, walked and scored in the sixth inning, doubled in the eighth inning, and then ended the game in the 12th with a poke to right. The 22-year-old soon-to-be National League MVP is slashing .339/.470/.663 with 41 home runs, 37 doubles, 96 RBI, and 117 runs scored in 147 games this season. He is simply amazing. Sep 26, 5:09 pm
    L, 1-0 ^ @NYM
  • Justin Turner gets the nod Saturday
    Justin Turner returned to the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Turner left Thursday's game early and only appeared as a pinch-hitter on Friday. Manager Don Mattingly has been mixing and matching with Turner, Jimmy Rollins and Corey Seager alternating starts on the left side of the infield. Saturday was Rollins' turn to sit out. Sep 26, 2:17 pm
    Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 6-3 vs x SD
  • Marcus Semien not in A's lineup Saturday
    Marcus Semien is not in the Athletics starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It's just a routine day off for the shortstop. Eric Sogard will start in his place and bat eighth against Tim Hudson and the Giants on Saturday. Sep 26, 10:21 am
    Player Note
    Marcus Semien Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    L, 3-2 ^ @Sea
  • A.J. Pollock delivers grand slam in win
    A.J. Pollock had a grand slam and an RBI single to lead the Diamondbacks to a 6-3 win over the Padres on Friday.

    Advice: A lot of writers probably won't be willing to include two Diamondbacks on their MVP ballots, but Pollock certainly deserves consideration for a spot on the bottom half of ballots. He's hitting .318 with 19 homers and 36 steals, all while playing some of the best center-field defense in the league. Sep 25, 10:30 pm
    W, 5-3 vs ^ Hou
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