Player Notes

  • Exits with knee discomfort
    Flores (knee) exited Sunday's game versus the Dodgers with right knee discomfort, Maria I. Guardado of reports.

    Advice: Flores went 2-for-2 in the contest before he was replaced by J.D. Davis. It doesn't appear to be a long-term concern, but with the Giants fading fast in the wild-card race, Flores may get some extra time off over the last week of the season if he's not feeling 100 percent. 11 minutes ago
  • Hits second homer
    Duffy went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Astros.

    Advice: This was just the sixth game Duffy's gotten into in September -- the Royals have often opted to evaluate younger players in preparation for 2024. This was Duffy's second homer of the campaign. The infielder is slashing .249/.299/.324 with 15 RBI, 16 runs scored and a stolen base through 201 plate appearances. He'll likely close out this season in a bench role. Today, 7:50 pm
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    Matt Duffy KC - 1B,2B,3B
  • Tallies three hits Sunday
    Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: Ramirez accounted for more than half of the Guardians' five hits in the game. He's hit well in September, batting .304 (28-for-92) with five stolen bases, three home runs and nine RBI over 23 games. For the season, the 31-year-old is up to a .281/.355/.481 slash line with 24 homers, 80 RBI, 86 runs scored, 27 stolen bases, 36 doubles and five triples through 151 contests. Today, 7:41 pm
  • Provides boost Sunday
    Wisdom went 1-for-2 with a walk and a two-run home run in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Wisdom helped the Cubs overcome a 3-1 deficit during a three-run sixth inning, with his 22nd home run of the season serving as the big blow. It was the 32-year-old's first long ball this month, however, as he's slipped into a bench role in Chicago, though playing time is available in the short term for however long Jeimer Candelario (back) and Nick Madrigal (hamstring) are out. Today, 7:34 pm
  • Crushes two homers
    Berti went 2-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's victory over Milwaukee.

    Advice: Berti opened the game's scoring with a 428-foot solo shot off Freddy Peralta in the second inning. However, the 33-year-old utility man wasn't finished as he cracked another homer, this time a 411-foot, two-run one, in the eighth inning. Berti appears to have laid claim to a bigger role as he has started four of the last five games, including the past two at shortstop. He is slashing .286/.327/.386 with six homers, 15 steals, 49 runs and 32 RBI over 127 games this season. Today, 4:41 pm
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    Jon Berti MIA - 2B,3B,SS,OF
  • Heads to bench Sunday
    Davis is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Advice: Davis is 1-for-13 with two walks and four strikeouts over his past five games and will take a seat for Sunday's series finale in Los Angeles. Wilmer Flores is starting at the hot corner and batting third. Today, 1:08 pm
  • Out of Sunday's lineup
    Fermin is not in the lineup for Sunday's game at San Diego, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Advice: Fermin finds himself on the bench for the second straight game after he started the previous three contests. The 24-year-old has a .497 OPS in 43 plate appearances this season and should continue to see opportunities during the final week with Nolan Arenado (back) shut down. Today, 12:39 pm
  • Managing tight hamstring
    Diaz was diagnosed with right hamstring tightness after leaving Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.

    Advice: The 32-year-old went 1-for-2 with a run scored before he exited Sunday's contest with the injury. It's unclear if Diaz will require an MRI at this point, and he should be considered day-to-day heading into Tuesday's series opener at Boston. Today, 12:32 pm
  • Not starting Sunday
    Machado is out of the lineup for Sunday's game versus the Cardinals.

    Advice: Machado has missed a few games lately and has largely been limited to serving as the designated hitter in September due to an elbow injury, and he'll take a seat after the Padres' eight-game win streak was snapped Saturday. Xander Bogaerts will rest his legs as San Diego's designated hitter while Ha-Seong Kim works as shortstop. Today, 11:55 am