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  • Corey Kluber (quad) plays catch on Friday
    Corey Kluber (quad) played catch from up to 150 feet on Friday.

    Advice: Kluber also worked in some crow-hops in order to test out his quad strain and felt fine. There's no timetable yet for when he'll throw off a mound, but Friday's session was a positive development. Kluber is expected to be ready for the ALDS next week. Rotoworld.com 28 minutes ago
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  • Salvador Perez sitting out on Friday
    Salvador Perez is not in the Royals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Perez has been battling a sore knee of late. He could return to the lineup on Saturday, but that might be his final start of the season. Drew Butera is catching Friday. Rotoworld.com 36 minutes ago
  • Jorge Soler (side) expected back Sunday
    Jorge Soler (side) is expected to play on Sunday.

    Advice: Soler has played just twice in the past two weeks due to a side injury. He'll have to show he's healthy on Sunday in order to be part of the NLDS roster. Rotoworld.com 42 minutes ago
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  • Brett Gardner not in Friday's lineup
    Brett Gardner is not in the Yankees' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's a routine day off as the Yanks rest some regulars following their elimination from the playoff picture. Mason Williams will handle left field. Starlin Castro is also sitting out, as Ronald Torreyes is at second base. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:25 pm
  • Shin-Soo Choo activated from disabled list
    Rangers activated OF Shin-Soo Choo from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: It had looked like Choo was done for the regular season when he fractured his left forearm in mid-August, but he's managed to make it back for the final series. He's in right field and batting seventh Friday, as Carlos Gomez has retained the leadoff spot for now. Nomar Mazara is on the bench. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:04 pm
  • Joey Votto (chin) back in Reds' lineup Friday
    Joey Votto (chin) is back in the Reds' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Votto had to leave Thursday's game after an errant throw from the outfield struck him in the chin as he slid into second base, but he's fine. He's at first base and batting third versus Jake Buchanan and the Cubs. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:45 am
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  • Harper (thumb) returns to Nationals' lineup
    Bryce Harper (thumb) is back in the Nationals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It will be his first game since he injured his left thumb on an awkward slide Sunday. Harper is in his customary No. 3 spot in the lineup and in right field against Andrew Cashner and the Marlins. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:28 am
  • 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 Today, 7:29 am
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  • Indians want to re-sign 1B Mike Napoli
    Jon Heyman of TodaysKnuckleball.com reports that the Indians want to re-sign impending free agent Mike Napoli.

    Advice: Napoli has proved to be one of the best free agent bargains of last winter by batting .242/.338/.473 with 34 homers and 101 RBI in 2016. Heyman says that the slugger, not surprisingly, wants a multi-year contract this offseason. He also notes that the Indians "may need to go far in the postseason" in order to be able to afford to make Napoli a qualifying offer. Of course, Napoli would probably turn it down, anyway. He'll turn 35 in a month. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:04 am
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  • Nick Noonan outrighted to Triple-A
    Padres sent INF Nick Noonan outright to Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Noonan cleared waivers after being designated for assignment. He'll remain in the organization. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:21 am
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  • Schebler (hamstring) delivers as pinch-hitter
    Scott Schebler (hamstring) hit a game-tying infield single as a pinch-hitter in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Schebler didn't start again after tweaking his left hamstring Tuesday, but he came through with a cue shot with two outs and two strikes in the top of the ninth that tie the game. The Reds then lost the game in controversial fashion in the bottom of the frame. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:16 am
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  • Seth Smith (foot) doesn't miss a start
    Seth Smith (foot) was hitless in three at-bats Thursday against the Athletics.

    Advice: Smith departed Wednesday's game after being hit on the foot by a pitch, but he didn't have to miss a start. The Mariners are slated to face righties the next two days, so Smith will be back in there. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:13 am
  • Pagan singles, triples in win over Rockies
    Angel Pagan went 2-for-4 with a triple in Thursday's win over the Rockies.

    Advice: The triple was Pagan's fifth of the season. In addition, he is slashing .272/.325/.408 with 11 homers, 53 RBI and 68 RBI across 485 at-bats. He has notched multi-hit showings in three of his last six games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:38 pm
  • Johnny Cueto strikes out 11 in win over COL
    Johnny Cueto came through clutch in Thursday's 7-2 win over the Rockies, striking out 11 while allowing two runs over seven innings.

    Advice: Cueto wasn't unhittable on Thursday -- indeed, he surrendered nine of them -- but he managed to evade trouble on the scoreboard, for the most part. He got his hiccups out of the way early, surrendering an RBI double to Nolan Arenado and an RBI triple to David Dahl in the first inning. From that point onward, he posted goose eggs. In his first year with the Giants, Cueto has pitched to a 2.79 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 198/45 K/BB ratio over 219 2/3 innings. He allowed more than two runs in just three of his final 10 starts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:32 pm
  • Zunino crunches go-ahead solo homer in win
    Mike Zunino rocked a go-ahead solo home run in the seventh inning of Thursday's win over the A's.

    Advice: Zunino mashed a solo home run off Liam Hendriks to lead off the seventh inning. That tater snapped a 1-1 tie and after a few tense moments in the ninth, the M's ultimately survived for a 3-2 victory. The 25-year-old backstop has always possessed a nice power stroke -- his homer on Thursday was his 12th of the season -- but is hitting just .217 for the campaign as a whole. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:21 pm
  • 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 Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Miranda scatters four hits into sixth inning
    Ariel Miranda was sharp in taking a no-decision against the A's on Thursday, allowing one run on four hits over 5 1/3 innings.

    Advice: Miranda struck out six and did not walk a batter on the evening. Chad Pinder cracked a solo home run off him in the sixth inning, but it was otherwise smooth sailing for the 27-year-old southpaw. In 11 appearances (10 starts) this season, Miranda has pitched to a 3.88 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 44/18 K/BB ratio. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Orlando posts four-hit night in loss to Twins
    Paulo Orlando went 4-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored Thursday against the Twins.

    Advice: Orlando is finishing the 2016 season in style, as he's now got a seven-game hitting streak during which he's 14-for-27 with three doubles. The 30-year-old has been a pleasant surprise all around for the Royals, batting .307/.335/.410 in 125 games and forcing his way into everyday at-bats between right and center field. Orlando should once again vie for regular playing time in 2017. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Butera enjoys three-hit night against Twins
    Drew Butera finished 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored Thursday against the Twins.

    Advice: Butera had four hits, including a homer, in five career at-bats against Twins starter Kyle Gibson heading into Thursday's game, and he added to that strange dominance with his second three-hit game of the 2016 season. Backing up Salvador Perez this season, the 33-year-old is batting .281/.322/.474 in 114 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Gibson fans eight, allows four runs to Royals
    Kyle Gibson allowed four runs on nine hits while striking out eight over 6 1/3 innings against the Royals on Thursday.

    Advice: Gibson kept the Royals in check for most of the evening and was handed a lead in the top of the seventh, only to give it right back in the bottom of the frame before exiting. The eight strikeouts were a single-game high for the 28-year-old this season. In 25 starts this year, Gibson went 6-11 with a 5.07 ERA and 1.56 WHIP. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:55 pm
  • Duffy yields eight hits, four runs to Twins
    Danny Duffy allowed four runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision Thursday.

    Advice: Duffy walked two and struck out just three in the uncharacteristic start, leaving his record at 12-3 to finish the year. And what a year it was for the southpaw, who wasn't even in the Royals' rotation to start the season before moving to a starting role in mid-May. Duffy was dominant at times as a starter and ends the year with a 3.51 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 188/42 K/BB ratio over 179 2/3 innings overall. A full year in the rotation could yield even more good things for Duffy next season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Oh suffers blown save, gets win against Reds
    Seung Hwan Oh suffered a blown save Thursday, allowing a run on two hits, but ended up getting the win against the Reds.

    Advice: A day after leaving an outing with groin discomfort, Oh was back in there but didn't get the job done, giving up a leadoff double and eventually allowing the run to score on a soft infield hit with two outs. Oh then struck out Adam Duvall to end the frame, his second strikeout in the inning. Blown save aside, the 34-year-old didn't show many ill effects from the groin injury, and while he'll likely be given Friday off, the right-hander should be ready and able to pitch against the Pirates this weekend. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Quintana strikes out seven in loss to Rays
    Jose Quintana pitched well in Thursday's loss to the Rays, yielding two runs on five hits over six innings.

    Advice: Despite taking the loss, Quintana finished out his season in sturdy style on Thursday. Outside of an Alexei Ramirez RBI single in the second and a solo home run by Mikie Mahtook in the fourth, he kept the scoreboard clean. In 32 starts, the 27-year-old southpaw pitched to a 3.20 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 181/50 K/BB ratio. He tossed 208 innings this season and has now thrown at least 200 frames in four consecutive seasons. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Archer allows three runs into seventh inning
    Chris Archer provided decent length in Thursday's win over the White Sox, surrendering three runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Archer struck out five and walked two on the evening. He surrendered a sixth-inning run courtesy of a Melky Cabrera RBI ground out. One frame later, he was victimized in decidedly louder fashion, as Carlos Sanchez swatted a two-run home run off the 28-year-old right-hander with one out in the seventh. With this start in the books, Archer can hang up his spikes for the year. Overall, he pitched to a 4.02 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 233/67 K/BB ratio across 201 1/3 innings. The numbers are solid enough, but Archer took a slight step back after an impressive 2015 season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • 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 Yesterday, 9:03 pm
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  • Votto says he's fine, expects to play Friday
    Joey Votto declared himself fine after sustaining a cut on his chin during Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Votto was lifted from the game in the eighth inning after an errant throw from Tommy Pham hit him in the face. He sounds like he'll be good to go and will be in Friday's starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:57 pm
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  • Votto leaves game after getting hit in face
    Joey Votto was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Cardinals after getting hit in the face by an errant throw from Tommy Pham.

    Advice: Votto blooped a double into the outfield in the eighth inning, but Pham's throw came through and drilled him on the chin at second base. There was a considerable amount of blood on his face, though the injury isn't believed to be too serious. Expect the Reds to provide an update on his status after the game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:35 pm
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  • Bryce Harper (thumb) remains out Thursday
    Bryce Harper (thumb) remains sidelined Thursday.

    Advice: Harper injured his left thumb on an awkward slide into third base on Sunday against the Pirates and hasn't played since. His official status is still day-to-day. Michael Taylor will start in right field and bat seventh Thursday versus Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:58 am
  • Kluber (quad) to start Game 1 or 2 of ALDS
    Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway said Thursday that the goal is to start Corey Kluber (quad) in Game 1 or 2 of the ALDS.

    Advice: Kluber left his start Monday against the Tigers after suffering a mild quadriceps strain and won't make another appearance in the regular season, but he was able to play catch on Thursday morning and the Indians sound optimistic that he'll be ready to rock for one of the first two games of the best-of-five Division Series. "[Kluber] is not going to not make that start," said Callaway. "He'd be like Curt Schilling. He's going to go out there and pitch." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:55 am
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  • Oh (groin) says he should be available Thurs.
    Seung Hwan Oh (groin) said he expects to be available out of the Cardinals' bullpen Thursday.

    Advice: Oh was lifted from an appearance Wednesday after experiencing renewed discomfort in his groin while trying to field a ball in the top of the ninth inning, but this his crunch time for the Wild Card-hunting Redbirds. "It’s nothing worse than what I dealt with before," said Oh with the help of translator Eugene Koo. "It’s totally fine, but we’ve still got a few more games to play so [manager Mike Matheny] told me to focus on tomorrow." The right-hander from South Korea has registered a brilliant 1.85 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, and 100 strikeouts over his first 77 2/3 major league innings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:00 am
  • Seung Hwan Oh has renewed groin discomfort
    Seung Hwan Oh said he felt renewed discomfort in his groin in the ninth inning Wednesday.

    Advice: Oh was pulled after trying to field a comebacker off the bat of Jose Peraza in the top of the ninth inning. He spun quickly to throw to first base after picking up the ball and did not look comfortable in that process. This could be the end of the road for the impressive South Korean rookie, assuming the Cardinals can't climb into a National League Wild Card spot and advance to the NLDS. They fell 2-1 to the lowly Reds on Wednesday night in St. Louis. Kevin Siegrist may be called on for save chances over these final four regular-season tilts. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:24 pm
  • Shin-Soo Choo (forearm) to return Friday
    Shin-Soo Choo (forearm) is expected to rejoin the Rangers on Friday.

    Advice: Choo is on the mend from a fractured left forearm sustained on August 17. In terms of his potential postseason role, it is more likely that the Rangers utilize him in the outfield than at designated hitter. But it's all up in the air at the moment. Choo was batting .247/.369/.416 with seven home runs and six stolen bases in 45 games before his latest disabled list stint. He has also missed time this season with back, calf, and hamstring injuries. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:28 pm
  • Schebler out of lineup with hamstring injury
    Scott Schebler is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals due to left hamstring tightness.

    Advice: With Schebler hobbled, Hernan Iribarren is manning center field in his place. Iribarren is slated to hit second. Given the lateness of this injury on the schedule and the Reds' lack of contention, it is possible that Schebler could be finished for 2016. In 252 at-bats, the 25-year-old outfielder has slashed .266/.330/.437 with nine homers and 39 RBI. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:01 pm
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  • Seth Smith exits Wed. after being hit in foot
    Seth Smith was lifted for a pinch-runner after being hit in the foot during Wednesday's game against the Astros.

    Advice: Smith was struck in the foot by a pitch in the top of the sixth inning. Ben Gamel subsequently came on to pinch-run for him. The Mariners should provide an update as to Smith's status later on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:25 pm
  • Bryce Harper (thumb) remains out Wednesday
    Bryce Harper (thumb) remains out of the Nationals' lineup on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Harper hasn't appeared in a game since injuring his left thumb on an awkward slide into third base Sunday against the Pirates. X-rays taken Monday came back negative and he should be fine for the start of the NLDS. Brian Goodwin will handle right field and bat sixth Wednesday versus Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:03 pm
  • Kluber down 7-10 days with quadriceps strain
    Corey Kluber has been diagnosed with a mild quadriceps strain and is expected to miss 7-10 days.

    Advice: Kluber left his start Monday against the Tigers with what was originally described as a groin injury. He won't take another turn in the rotation before the end of the regular season, but his final start this weekend was probably going to be an abbreviated one anyway. This diagnosis is mostly positive news for the American League Central-champion Indians, as Kluber should be fine -- or something close to fine -- for the ALDS. Game 1 is nine days away. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:06 pm
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  • Cueto (groin) cleared to start this Thursday
    Johnny Cueto (groin) has been cleared to start Thursday at home against the Rockies.

    Advice: Cueto suffered a mild groin strain in his September 20 start at Dodger Stadium, but he made it through a bullpen session Tuesday without issue and was given the go-ahead to pitch Thursday by San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy. It could be a very important game for the Wild Card-hunting Giants. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:58 pm
  • MRI shows no damage in Soler's right side
    An MRI taken Monday on the right side of Jorge Soler showed no major damage.

    Advice: Soler is hanging back in Chicago for now, but he should rejoin the Cubs for their final regular-season series this weekend in Cincinnati. This was the second MRI on his right side, which has been causing Soler discomfort for the last two weeks. It sounds like a relatively minor oblique issue. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:44 pm
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  • Bryce Harper (thumb) not in Tuesday's lineup
    Bryce Harper (thumb) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Fortunately, X-rays came back negative on Harper's left thumb, but Nationals manager Dusty Baker wants to give him another day. There's a chance he could play on Wednesday. Brian Goodwin will make another start in right field on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:28 pm
  • Corey Kluber (groin) to be sent for MRI
    Indians president Chris Antonetti said on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM on Tuesday that Corey Kluber (groin) will undergo an MRI.

    Advice: Kluber was forced to make an early exit from Monday's start against the Tigers due to right groin tightness, but Antonetti is optimistic that it's nothing serious. We should know for sure soon. The Indians' rotation has already taken multiple hits down the stretch, so obviously it would be a tremendous blow if he also needs to miss some time. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:10 pm
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  • Francona downplays Kluber's groin injury
    Indians manager Terry Francona downplayed Corey Kluber's groin injury after Monday's game.

    Advice: Kluber was forced to exit his start against the Tigers on Monday after four innings due to what was described as right groin tightness. He declined to discuss the injury as the Indians clinched the American League Central, but more should be known on his status on Tuesday. "He's good, but he has a groin thing that he's fighting," said Francona. "It started getting him in the third and again in the fourth, so I grabbed him. I told him we need to find a way to win a game, but we aren't going far without him, so we need to get him healthy and let him do what he does." Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:50 am
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  • Mike Zunino strikes out five times
    Mike Zunino went 0-for-5 and struck out three times against the Astros.

    Advice: Zunino turned the corner a few months ago. Then he turned another corner in August, and now he's practically right back where he was last year at this time; he's in a 10-for-75 slump that's dropped his average from .280 to .207 and his OPS from 1.102 to .785. Granted, no one ever thought he'd last with the 1.100 OPS. Still, we were hoping we'd seen the last of these horrendous slumps. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:26 pm
  • X-rays negative on Bryce Harper's thumb
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker said that X-rays on Bryce Harper's left thumb came back negative.

    Advice: Good news for Harper, who injured his thumb on an awkward slide into third base on Sunday. The swelling has gone down and the thought is that he could be ready to play again later this week. He should be good to go for the postseason. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:15 pm
  • Kluber exits start with right groin tightness
    Corey Kluber exited Monday's start against the Tigers with right groin tightness.

    Advice: Kluber allowed two runs on five hits and one walk over four innings before leaving the ballgame. The Indians' rotation has already taken multiple hits down the stretch, so this isn't an encouraging development. We should know more about the severity soon. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:09 pm
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  • Kluber pulled after four innings
    Corey Kluber was pulled from Monday's start against the Tigers after four innings.

    Advice: Kluber allowed two runs on five hits and one walk before exiting. He was only at 60 pitches at the time, so it was a surprise to see him leave this early. And given the Indians' recent injury issues, obviously not ideal. We should get an update on his status soon. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:58 pm
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  • Soler to have right side examined
    Jorge Soler will have his right side examined.

    Advice: Soler recently missed some time with tightness in his side and he was moving gingerly during Sunday's game. The Cubs should have an update on his status by the end of the day Monday or Tuesday afternoon. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:55 pm
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  • Nats don't think Harper's thumb is serious
    Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Monday that they don't anticipate Bryce Harper's thumb injury to be serious.

    Advice: Harper injured his left thumb Sunday when he was forced to make an awkward slide on a fake tag from Jung Ho Kang at third base. Rizzo hasn't seen Harper's X-rays yet, but we should have more clarity on the situation at some point in the next 24 hours. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:58 pm
  • Bryce Harper (thumb) out of Nats lineup Mon.
    Bryce Harper (thumb) is absent from the Nationals' starting lineup on Monday night.

    Advice: Harper injured his left thumb Sunday when he slid awkwardly into third base after a fake tag by Jung Ho Kang. He is scheduled to undergo X-rays at some point Monday. Brian Goodwin will start in right field and bat seventh in the Nationals' series opener against the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:26 pm
  • Harper listed as day-to-day with sore thumb
    Bryce Harper is listed as day-to-day due to soreness in his left thumb.

    Advice: The Nationals don't believe that his injury is serious, but he'll head for precautionary X-rays on Monday to make sure. Harper sustained his injury during Sunday's game when he slid awkwardly into third base after Jung Ho Kang faked a tag. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:05 pm
  • Bryce Harper exits with apparent hand injury
    Bryce Harper departed Sunday's game against the Pirates with an apparent injury to his left hand.

    Advice: Harper slid awkwardly into third base in the top of the third inning after Jung Ho Kang faked a tag and appeared to hurt his hand. He stayed in and wound up scoring a run but was then removed before the bottom of the frame. The Nationals should provide an update on Harper shortly. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:58 am
  • Pagan goes 3-for-5 with an RBI, run and steal
    Angel Pagan went 3-for-5 with an RBI, stole a base and scored a run in the Giants' extra-inning win on Saturday.

    Advice: He drove in a run with a single in the first inning. He scored the go-ahead run in the 10th inning on a Kelby Tomlinson single. Pagan has a .273 batting average with 11 bombs, 51 RBI and 66 runs scored in 122 games this year. He has pitched in 14 stolen bases as well. He is a decent extra outfielder in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:19 pm
  • Votto's 26th homer leads Reds past Brewers
    Joey Votto went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and three walks as the Reds downed the Brewers 6-1 on Saturday.

    Advice: Votto took Brewers starter Taylor Jungmann deep in the first inning for the two-run dong, his 26th of the season. The 33-year-old is hitting .320/.433/.533 with 89 RBI and 94 runs scored -- amazing after he hit .252 with an .832 OPS in the first half -- and he ranks among the league leaders in a number of offensive categories. It's a shame the Reds haven't been able to do more during the height of his brilliance. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:59 pm
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  • Schebler collects three hits, two runs scored
    Scott Schebler went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in a win over the Brewers on Saturday.

    Advice: The outfielder had a double to go with two singles in the contest. The 25-year-old had a terrible start to the year, leading to his demotion in early May, but he's making up for it with a strong finish. Schebler is now hitting .320 in September with a homer, 11 RBI and 11 runs scored this month. He's batting .256/.322/.420 overall. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:53 pm
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  • Quintana fires six one-run innings to win Sat
    Jose Quintana held the Indians to a single run in six innings during Saturday's 8-1 victory.

    Advice: He struck out only two batters, walked three and gave up six hits to earn the win. He was relieved after throwing an inefficient 103 pitches in his six frames. He advances to 13-11 with a 3.21 ERA after 31 starts. Quintana has recorded 174 strikeouts versus 48 walks in 202 innings. He has been amazingly consistent throughout his five seasons. He has a career 46-45 record and 3.41 ERA in 945 innings. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:58 pm
  • Miranda yields three runs in four innings Sat
    Ariel Miranda departed after allowing three runs in four innings and was charged with a loss versus the Twins on Saturday.

    Advice: He gave up only three hits but two of them left the park. Jorge Polanco and Miguel Sano touched him up for solo homers. Miranda walked one and didn't register any strikeouts in the ballgame. He owns a 5-2 record and 4.10 ERA in 52 2/3 innings. His strikeout-to-walk ratio is a pedestrian 38 to 18. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:02 pm
  • Choo (forearm) facing live pitching Saturday
    Shin-Soo Choo (forearm) took batting practice against live pitching on Saturday.

    Advice: The Rangers are very hopeful that Choo will be active for the start of the ALDS, and it's not inconceivable that he could return in time to get a few at-bats before the end of the regular season. He has been on the shelf since August 17 due to a fractured left forearm. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:14 am
  • Salvador Perez returns to Royals lineup
    Salvador Perez (knee) returned to the Royals starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Perez was a late scratch from Friday's lineup due to soreness in his knee, but it's believed to be minor. He's hitting fifth against Daniel Norris and the Tigers on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:49 am
  • Soler (side) returns to Cubs lineup Saturday
    Jorge Soler returned to the Cubs starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Soler has been held out of the lineup since experiencing tightness in his side last Friday. He's getting the start in left field and will bat seventh against Alex Reyes and the Cardinals on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:14 am
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  • Soler (side) strikes out in pinch hiting role
    Jorge Soler (side) struck out as a pinch hitter in Friday afternoon's victory over the Cardinals.

    Advice: He was forced to leave last Friday's game due to tightness in his side and hasn't appeared in the starting lineup since. He's expected to return at some point this weekend. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:46 am
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    4:10 pm @Cin
     
  • Kyle Gibson takes loss to Mariners
    Kyle Gibson yielded two runs in five innings Friday in a loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: Gibson would love to end on a strong note after a very disappointing year. He's allowed three runs over eight innings in his last two outings, lowering his ERA from 5.34 to 5.04. He only has one start left now, though. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:08 pm
  • Danny Duffy clobbered in loss to Tigers
    Danny Duffy was clobbered in Friday's loss to the Tigers, surrendering six runs on seven hits in only 3 2/3 innings.

    Advice: The left-hander walked four and struck out four on the afternoon. The long ball was his undoing in this one, with Victor Martinez, Justin Upton and Cameron Maybin each leaving the yard. Now 12-3 on the season, Duffy will carry a 3.43 ERA and 1.13 WHIP into his final start of the season against the Twins on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:22 pm
  • Archer gives up two runs in loss
    Chris Archer surrendered two runs in six innings Friday in a loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: Archer served up a two-run homer to David Ortiz in the first inning, which was ultimately enough to put him in line for his 19th loss. He struck out seven and walked a pair and now has 228 strikeouts in 194 2/3 innings to go along with a 4.02 ERA. He’s looked a lot more like himself in the second half. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:12 pm
  • Salvador Perez scratched from lineup
    Salvador Perez was scratched from the Royals' lineup Friday with a sore knee.

    Advice: Perez has been cleared to play, but the Royals have decided to play it safe and hold him out. He could be back in there Saturday. Drew Butera has replaced Perez behind the plate. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:00 pm
  • Cueto (groin) could still start on Sunday
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that there is still a chance Johnny Cueto makes his scheduled start against the Padres on Sunday.

    Advice: Cueto will test out his injured groin by playing catch on Friday. If all goes well, he could be cleared to start as anticipated. The Giants obviously won't risk the right-hander's health if he isn't ready though. Expect an update from the team after his throwing session on Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:30 pm
  • GM Rizzo called meeting on Harper's shoulder
    Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports Nationals GM Mike Rizzo held a closed-door meeting with Bryce Harper, trainer Paul Lessard, and manager Dusty Baker to discuss Harper's right shoulder.

    Advice: This impromptu discussion came soon after the second report from SI.com's Tom Verducci, in which Verducci again stated that Harper is playing through serious neck and shoulder discomfort. That story featured many intimate details, including a quote from one source stating that Harper "could barely throw the ball 40 feet" at one point this summer. "Bryce said it didn’t come from him," Baker told the Washington Post on Wednesday. "Nobody really knows where it comes from because it’s not on the injury report. The trainer said no." Whatever the case, the proof is in the pudding that Harper isn't anywhere close to 100 percent. The reigning National League MVP is batting just .172 in September and .223 since the beginning of July. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:36 am
  • Kluber holds Royals to two runs over 6 1/3
    Corey Kluber gave up two runs over 6 1/3 innings to lead the Indians to a 4-3 victory over the Royals on Wednesday.

    Advice: He rang up nine strikeouts against two walks and six base hits, none of which left the yard. He gave up both runs in the third inning to fall behind 2-1 but he was able to put up zeroes until the Indians retook the lead and went on to victory. Kluber moves to 18-9 with a 3.11 ERA. He owns 224 strikeouts in 211 innings. He will likely get just one more start before the regular season ends. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:25 pm
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    5:15 pm @KC
     
  • Perez goes 2-for-4 with a solo bomb vs Tribe
    Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI in a loss to the Indians on Wednesday.

    Advice: He rapped an RBI single in the third inning. He drilled a tater off Indians' closer Cody Allen in the final frame to bring his club within one but they ended up falling short. Perez is batting .249 with 21 home runs and 61 RBI. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:03 pm
  • Cueto (groin) unlikely to make his next start
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday that Johnny Cueto (groin) will likely be unable to make his scheduled Sunday start against the Padres.

    Advice: Cueto was lifted from Tuesday's game against the Dodgers in the bottom of the sixth inning after suffering a Grade 1 left groin strain, which is an injury that typically requires 1-3 weeks of rest and rehab. Bochy is making plans for another (yet to be named) pitcher to start in Cueto's place on Sunday. Jake Peavy, Ty Blach, and Matt Cain are among the candidates who could take the mound for that one. It's possible Cueto will be able to return to the Giants' rotation early next week, but it's not something to bank on. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:28 pm
  • Padres designate Nick Noonan for assignment
    Padres designated INF Nick Noonan for assignment.

    Advice: Noonan saw 105 at-bats with the Giants in 2013, but has only received a combined 40 major league at-bats in the three years since. The 27-year-old infielder managed just three hits in 18 at-bats in limited action with the Padres during the 2016 campaign. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:24 pm
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    6:40 pm @Ari
     
  • Cueto will undergo MRI on groin Wednesday
    Johnny Cueto (groin) will undergo an MRI on Wednesday.

    Advice: Cueto departed Tuesday's start against the Dodgers in the sixth inning with a left groin strain. He initially stayed in but then pulled himself after throwing a couple balls to walk Andrew Toles. Giants beat writers indicated that Cueto seemed upbeat in the clubhouse after the game, but we'll just have to see what the MRI says before we know whether it's possible he can make his next start Sunday in San Diego. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:29 pm
  • Johnny Cueto diagnosed with left groin strain
    Johnny Cueto has been diagnosed with a left groin strain.

    Advice: The grade of strain is unknown, but even minor groin strains usually require at least two weeks of rest and rehab for starting pitchers. Cueto suffered the potentially-season-ending injury in the sixth inning of his start Tuesday night against the rival Dodgers, after throwing 5 1/3 shutout innings. He has a 2.79 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 212 2/3 total innings this year. There should be more information on Cueto's status coming Wednesday and Thursday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:55 pm
  • 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
    5:15 pm vs Pit
     
  • Cueto removed from start vs. LAD with injury
    Johnny Cueto was pulled from his start Tuesday against the Dodgers with an apparent groin injury.

    Advice: Cueto grabbed at his groin after a pitch to Andrew Toles in the bottom of the sixth inning and a trainer came out to visit. Cueto stayed in the game after three practice pitches, but he never looked quite right and manager Bruce Bochy called for the hook after a wild pitch in the dirt gave Toles a one-out walk. This could be another massive blow for the Giants, who lost Brandon Crawford to a dislocated left pinkie in the second inning of Tuesday's game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:22 pm
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