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Recent Player Notes

  • Tue, Sep 30Recent News
    • According to Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors, Emilio Bonifacio has hired Gene Mato as his agent.
      Advice: He was previously represented by Paul Kinzer. Bonifacio, an impending free agent, batted .259/.305/.345 with three home runs, 24 RBI, and 26 steals over 110 games this season between the Cubs and Braves.
      More: Tim Dierkes on Twitter
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Sun, Sep 28
    • Emilio Bonifacio hit his third home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Phillies.
      Advice: Bonifacio hit a solo shot off Cole Hamels to start off the game. It was his only hit in four at-bats. The 29-year-old finishes the season with 47 runs scored and 26 steals between the Cubs and Braves.
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Tue, Sep 30Recent News
    • Javier Baez is projected to be the Cubs' starting second baseman next season.
      Advice: While Baez slugged nine home runs in 52 games during his first taste of the majors, he hit just .169 with a disturbing 95 strikeouts in 213 at-bats. Still, the Cubs love his long-term potential and believe that he'll be able to make adjustments to find success. While he's penciled in at second base for now, the dynamic could change if the Cubs end up trading Starlin Castro.
      More: Patrick Mooney on Twitter
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Fri, Sep 26
    • Javier Baez went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI singles, a stolen base, and two runs scored as the Cubs defeated the Brewers on Friday.
      Advice: Baez had been in a slump, notching just one hit in his previous 25 at-bats entering the game. He ended up accounting for four of the Cubs' six runs, proving crucial in their two-run victory. Baez's numbers aren't so great in his first 220 major league plate appearances, as he's batting .172/.232/.333 with nine home runs, 20 RBI, and five stolen bases.
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Tue, Sep 30Recent News
    • Russell Martin (hamstring) expects to start in Wednesday's Wild Card game against the Giants.
      Advice: Martin left Friday's game after aggravating a left hamstring injury and sat out the rest of the weekend, but it's not going to stop him from playing in Wednesday's do-or-die affair. Still, the Pirates plan to carry three catchers for the game just in case.
      More: Alex Pavlovic on Twitter
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Sun, Sep 28
    • Russell Martin (hamstring) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Sunday.
      Advice: The Pirates took a long time to release their lineup, presumably so that Martin could test out his ailing left hamstring. Obviously, he must still be feeling pretty badly to sit out such a huge game. Chris Stewart is behind the plate for Sunday's regular season finale.
      More: Rob Biertempfel on Twitter
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Sat, Sep 27
    • Russell Martin (hamstring) is not in the Pirates starting lineup on Saturday.
      Advice: The veteran backstop aggravated his hamstring injury in Friday's contest and is likely to be held out the remainder of the weekend as a precaution heading into the postseason.
      More: Bill Brink on Twitter
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Fri, Sep 26
    • Russell Martin left Friday's game against the Reds in the seventh inning after apparently aggravating his hamstring injury.
      Advice: He drew a walk before being lifted for a pinch-runner, but he was grimacing in pain after a pair of check swings during that plate appearance. The Pirates are likely to play things safe and keep him out the remainder of the weekend to let the injury heal before the postseason begins.
      More: Tom Singer on Twitter
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Thu, Sep 25
    • Russell Martin (hamstring) is in Thursday's lineup against the Braves.
      Advice: Martin left Wednesday's game with left hamstring tightness, but it doesn't sound like a major concern. He's critically important to the Pirates' success, so they likely wouldn't put him out there unless they were certain he's OK. It's a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners.
      More: Dejan Kovacevic on Twitter
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Wed, Sep 24
    • Russell Martin left Wednesday's game with left hamstring tightness.
      Advice: There's some reason for concern there, as Martin was bothered by the same hamstring earlier in the year. With a trip to the postseason already sewn up, the Pirates may just be playing it cautious with their catcher.
      More: Bill Brink on Twitter
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Sun, Sep 21
    • Russell Martin had the game-winning RBI single in the Pirates' win over the Brewers on Sunday.
      Advice: Martin broke a scoreless tie with his RBI single in the seventh inning, and the Pirates would win by the same margin. Martin finished 1-for-3 on the day. The extended his hitting streak to 12 games, raising his average to .297. The 31-year-old has had a quietly productive year behind the plate.
      (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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