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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bautista walks three times in loss to Rays
    Jose Bautista went 0-for-0 with three walks in Sunday's loss to the Rays.

    Advice: Bautista's clearly saving his swings for further October play, as all three of his at-bats resulted in walks on Sunday. With that quiet day in the books, the 34-year-old slugger can lay to rest a .250/.377/.536 triple-slash, plus 40 homers and 114 RBI. He's as reliable as they come in the game. Sunday, 4:14 pm
    L, 12-3 ^ @TB
  • Rusney Castillo goes hitless in loss
    Rusney Castillo closed out the season with a fourth straight hitless game Sunday against the Indians.

    Advice: Unfortunately for the Red Sox, Castillo and Jackie Bradley Jr. followed up their big Augusts with ugly lines over the last month of the season, making it worth wondering if they can really count on both as outfield regulars next year. Castillo finishes up hitting .253/.288/.359 in 273 at-bats overall. It'll be interesting to see what the Red Sox do this winter; putting Hanley Ramirez back in left field doesn't appear to be an option. Sunday, 3:32 pm
  • 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
  • Smith's late homer powers Mariners past A's
    Seth Smith's solo home run was the difference in a win against the Athletics on Sunday.

    Advice: Smith, who finished 1-for-2 with a pair of walks, broke a 2-2 tie in the eighth inning with a solo blast off of reliever Ryan Dull. He finishes the season hitting .248/.330/.443 with 12 home runs and 42 RBI. Smith will be back with the Mariners next year in a similar platoon role. Sunday, 3:11 pm
    W, 3-2 vs ^ Oak
  • 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
  • Billy Burns not in Sunday's lineup
    Billy Burns is not in the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a simple day off. Craig Gentry will patrol center field. Sunday, 9:53 am
    L, 3-2 x @Sea
  • Kyle Schwarber sitting out on Sunday
    Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. The Cubs have Chris Denorfia and Chris Coghlan at the corner outfield spots. Sunday, 8:13 am
    W, 3-1 x @Mil
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Castillo (quad) back in Red Sox lineup Thurs.
    Rusney Castillo (quad) is back in the Red Sox starting lineup Thursday against the Yankees.

    Advice: Castillo missed a few games with a mild quad strain. He is starting in right field and batting fifth for Boston on Thursday night against Yankees lefty CC Sabathia. Thursday, 12:26 pm
  • Schwarber starting at catcher on Thursday
    Kyle Schwarber is starting at catcher in the Cubs' series finale Thursday against the Reds.

    Advice: It's his first start behind the plate since August 31. Schwarber, who's been playing primarily in left field, will bat seventh Thursday versus Reds lefty John Lamb. Thursday, 6:42 am
    W, 3-1 x @Mil
  • 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
  • Bautista hits 40th homer in win over Orioles
    Jose Bautista hit his 40th home run of the season in Wednesday's thrashing of the Orioles in the first game of a doubleheader.

    Advice: Bautista had a quiet afternoon before getting in on the fun with the solo blast in the ninth inning. It's the third time in his career and the first time since 2011 that Bautista has reached the 40-homer plateau. The 34-year-old is having another terrific offensive season overall, batting .252/.376/.542 with 113 RBI and 107 runs scored. Wednesday, 4:29 pm
    L, 12-3 ^ @TB
  • 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
  • Billy Burns not in Wednesday's lineup
    Billy Burns is absent from the Athletics' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. Sam Fuld will patrol center field. Wednesday, 12:41 pm
    L, 3-2 x @Sea
  • Rusney Castillo (quad) still out Wednesday
    Rusney Castillo (quad) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Sunday' due to a strained quad. Boston has Jackie Bradley, Mookie Betts and Brock Holt in the outfield Wednesday. Wednesday, 12:22 pm
  • 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
  • Schwarber has two hits, run scored vs. Reds
    Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-3 with a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Schwarber also walked twice, reaching base in four of his five plate appearances on the evening. One of those walks and his run came in the Cubs' four-run first inning as they got to Reds starter Josh Smith early. Schwarber, who has cooled considerably since lighting the world on fire after his promotion in late July, is hitting .247/.357/.502 with 16 homers, 43 RBI and 50 runs scored overall. Tuesday, 9:58 pm
    W, 3-1 x @Mil
  • 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
  • Castillo (quad) not in Tuesday's lineup
    Rusney Castillo (quad) is out of the starting lineup again Tuesday.

    Advice: Castillo was held out of Monday's lineup with a slight quad strain and apparently doesn't feel 100 percent yet. Brock Holt will start in right field and bat sixth against right-hander Michael Pineda. Tuesday, 12:36 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kyle Schwarber not in Monday's lineup
    Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs' lineup Monday.

    Advice: He's just getting a day off. Chris Coghlan is in left field. Monday, 3:08 pm
    W, 3-1 x @Mil
  • Rusney Castillo nursing quad injury
    Rusney Castillo is not in Monday's lineup due to a slight quad strain.

    Advice: The Red Sox are saying that he could have played, but they're holding him out as a precaution. Castillo is expected back in the lineup Tuesday. Boston has Jackie Bradley, Mookie Betts and Brock Holt in the outfield Monday. Monday, 2:10 pm
  • Rusney Castillo not in Red Sox lineup Mon.
    Rusney Castillo is out of the Red Sox starting lineup on Monday night against the Yankees.

    Advice: Brock Holt will start in right field and bat fifth versus Yankees righty Ivan Nova. It's just a day of rest for Castillo, who's batting .225/.263/.292 in September. Monday, 12:30 pm
  • Burns hits RBI double in losing effort
    Billy Burns went 2-for-5 with a two-run double and a strikeout in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Burns put the Athletics on the board in the fifth inning when he doubled home two runs off Giants starter Chris Heston. He also notched a single in the contest. For the season, he's hitting .298/.336/.400 with five homers, 42 RBI and 26 steals over the course of 120 games. Sep 27, 4:22 pm
    L, 3-2 x @Sea
  • 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
  • Jose Bautista powers Jays past Rays Saturday
    Jose Bautista blasted a pair of home runs and drove home four, powering the Blue Jays to a 10-8 victory over the Rays on Saturday afternoon in Toronto.

    Advice: Joey Bats clubbed a three-run homer to get the Jays on the board in the first inning then added a solo shot in the eighth to cap off their scoring. He also drew a pair of walks in the contest, finishing the afternoon 2-for-3 with four RBI. Bautista is now hitting .252/.377/.543 with 39 home runs and 110 RBI on the season. With his next home run, he'll eclipse the 40-homer plateau for the third time in his career. Sep 26, 1:29 pm
    L, 12-3 ^ @TB
  • Kyle Schwarber not in Cubs lineup Saturday
    Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's matchup against the Pirates.

    Advice: Nothing more than a routine day of rest for the rookie slugger. It'll be Austin Jackson getting the start in left field and batting second against opposing southpaw Francisco Liriano. Sep 26, 7:28 am
    W, 3-1 x @Mil
  • 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
  • Billy Burns hits fifth homer
    Billy Burns went 2-for-4 and hit his fifth homer Friday against the Giants.

    Advice: Burns has continued to be a nice surprise offensively for the A's. Unfortunately, he's really slowed down on the basepaths, which is rather surprising given his outstanding steal numbers in the minors. He stole nine bases after getting called up in May, seven in June, five in July, four in August and just one so far in September. At least he's still showing enough to enter 2016 as a likely regular. Sep 25, 10:17 pm
    L, 3-2 x @Sea
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