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Recent Player Notes

  • Tue, Sep 30Recent News
    • Danny Duffy is on the Royals' roster for Tuesday's Wild Card game against the Athletics.
      Advice: Jeremy Guthrie and Yordano Ventura will also be available in long relief. Duffy and rookie Brandon Finnegan are the only lefties in the Royals' bullpen. Of course, they can reset their roster if they beat the A's and advance to the ALDS.
      More: Jeff Passan on Twitter
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Sat, Sep 27
    • Danny Duffy was lit up for four earned runs in two innings Saturday in a loss to the White Sox.
      Advice: Maybe that shoulder is still bothering him? Kansas City had a chance to move even with the Tigers at the top of the American League Central standings with a victory, but Duffy was a letdown out of the gate Saturday in Chicago and the Royals' offense couldn't mount a sufficient comeback. Duffy will finish the 2014 regular season with a 9-12 record, 2.53 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 113/53 K/BB ratio in 149 1/3 innings.
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Mon, Sep 22
    • Danny Duffy impressed Monday in his return from shoulder inflammation, throwing six scoreless innings in the Royals' 2-0 defeat of the Indians.
      Advice: It ended up being a great day for the Royals, even though they were hung with a loss (in the suspended game). Brandon Finnegan, Wade Davis and Greg Holland finished up the shutout tonight as the Royals gained ground on Detroit and put the Mariners farther in their rear view. Duffy allowed six hits, walked two and struck out five while throwing 96 pitches, which was pretty much the best-case scenario for him. He should get one more start this weekend.
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Sat, Sep 20
    • Danny Duffy (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session on Friday, and was even available as an emergency option out of the Royals bullpen that evening.
      Advice: He won't be available on Saturday and Sunday, making it likely that he could rejoin the rotation on Monday against the Indians assuming he's feeling right. The 25-year-old southpaw boasts a terrific 2.42 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 108/50 K/BB ratio over 141 1/3 innings in his 29 appearances (23 starts) this season.
      More: Andy McCullough on Twitter
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Tue, Sep 30Recent News
    • Cubs president Theo Epstein said Tuesday that Neil Ramirez will remain in the bullpen.
      Advice: Justin Grimm will also continue to pitch as a reliever. Many have speculated that Ramirez could be an effective starter in the majors, but the 25-year-old had a 1.44 ERA and 53/17 K/BB ratio over 43 2/3 relief innings this season and the Cubs would prefer to keep him as a late-inning arm.
      More: Jesse Rogers on Twitter
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Tue, Sep 30Recent News
    • Matt Shoemaker (oblique) said Tuesday that he has "no doubt at all" he'll be able to pitch in the ALDS.
      Advice: Shoemaker threw another successful bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon, taking breaks to simulate a multi-inning outing. The right-hander hasn't pitched in a game since September 15 due to an oblique strain, but he seems likely to be the Angels' Game 3 starter against the winner of Tuesday's American League Wild Card Game.
      More: Alden Gonzalez on Twitter
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Mon, Sep 29
    • Matt Shoemaker (oblique) played catch Monday without issue and will throw another bullpen session Tuesday.
      Advice: The hope is that Shoemaker will be ready to start for the Angels in Game 3 of the ALDS on October 5. He's been out since September 16 with an oblique strain. Anaheim will go with Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson in the first two games of the Division Series.
      More: Jeff Fletcher on Twitter
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Sun, Sep 28
    • Matt Shoemaker (oblique) said after completing a bullpen session Sunday that he remains "very confident" he'll be able to pitch in the ALDS.
      Advice: Shoemaker threw 30-40 pitches at near full intensity. While he admitted to having a little bit of tightness, he thinks it's something he'll be able to pitch through. The right-hander has been out since September 16 with a left oblique strain, but it's looking like he could be ready to start by October 5 in ALDS Game 3. The Halos have Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson set up for the first two games.
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      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Sat, Sep 27
    • Matt Shoemaker (oblique) extended his long toss work on Saturday.
      Advice: Shoemaker has been sidelined since September 16 with a left oblique strain. Along with the extended long toss, he did some simulated throwing work from a mound on Saturday. There is a good chance that he may be able to pitch for the Angels in the postseason.
      More: Alden Gonzalez on Twitter
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Fri, Sep 26
    • Matt Shoemaker (oblique) played catch for the fifth consecutive day on Friday and remains optimistic of returning shortly.
      Advice: This time he was able to long toss from a distance of 150 feet. While it doesn't appear that he will make it back before the end of the regular season, the Halos appear to have an opening for the third game of the postseason after Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson that Shoemaker would love to occupy. Provided that he continues to progress, that looks like a strong possibility.
      More: Jeff Fletcher on Twitter
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Mon, Sep 22
    • Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Monday that the chances of Matt Shoemaker (oblique) pitching this week are "very remote."
      Advice: The good news is that Shoemaker played catch Monday and Scioscia said he's "very encouraged" about the right-hander's chances of being ready for the postseason. The Angels would obviously prefer the rookie right-hander getting a tune-up before the playoffs, but obviously the main goal is to have him available for postseason play, and it sounds like they will.
      More: Alden Gonzalez on Twitter
      (Rotoworld.com)

MLB Roster Changes

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Injury Reports

Player Injury Status Effective
Jackson Williams (Col - C) Torn right meniscus 60-day Sep 28, 2014
Charlie Morton (Pit - SP) Sports hernia 60-day Sep 24, 2014
Martín Prado (NYY - 2B,3B,OF) Appendectomy 60-day Sep 16, 2014
Stephen Fife (LAD - SP) Recovery from right elbow surgery 60-day Sep 16, 2014
Mario Hollands (Phi - RP) Flexor strain, left elbow 60-day Sep 6, 2014
Melky Cabrera (Tor - OF) Fractured right pinky finger 60-day Sep 6, 2014
Chad Jenkins (Tor - SP,RP) Fractured right hand 60-day Sep 5, 2014
Michael Mariot (KC - RP) Strained right hamstring 60-day Aug 28, 2014
Ryan Sweeney (ChC - OF) Strained left hamstring 60-day Aug 27, 2014
Shane Robinson (StL - OF) Left shoulder surgery - out for season 60-day Aug 26, 2014

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