Player Notes

  • Left off WC Series roster
    Peterson did not make the roster for the Diamondbacks' Wild Card Series matchup against Milwaukee.

    Advice: Acquired from the Athletics at the Aug. 1 trade deadline, Peterson wound up slashing just .183/.276/.258 with zero homers and four steals in 41 games (106 plate appearances) for Arizona. Evan Longoria and Emmanuel Rivera will be the options at third base in the Diamondbacks' best-of-three series versus the Brewers. Today, 2:25 am
  • Back in action for Game 1
    Polanco (ankle) is starting at third base and batting second in Tuesday's Game 1 of their Wild Card Series versus the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Polanco missed the final two games of the regular season with a right ankle injury, but he's ready to go for the Twins' playoff opener. With Royce Lewis limited to designated hitter duties as he returns from a hamstring injury, Polanco is in line to serve as Minnesota's regular third baseman. Today, 2:22 am
  • Included on WC roster
    Smith is on the roster for the Diamondbacks' Wild Card Series matchup against the Brewers.

    Advice: Smith slashed just .188/.317/.325 across 228 major-league plate appearances during the 2023 regular season, but he'll give the Diamondbacks a bit of extra left-handed thump off the bench in their best-of-three series versus Milwaukee. They're carrying 14 position players and 12 pitchers. Today, 2:21 am
  • Gets start at shortstop
    Walls is starting at shortstop and batting seventh in Tuesday's Wild Card Series opener versus the Rangers.

    Advice: Walls didn't start two of the Rays' final three regular-season games and has posted an anemic .491 OPS since the beginning of June. However, manager Kevin Cash trusts Walls' glove at shortstop more than anyone else and that's earned him a start in Game 1. Today, 1:49 am
  • Cracks roster for WC Series
    Wiemer is part of the Brewers' roster for their Wild Card Series matchup against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Wiemer finished out the regular season with Triple-A Nashville, but the Brewers have opted to carry seven different outfielders into this best-of-three series versus Arizona. The 24-year-old could serve as a late-inning defensive replacement or maybe even a pinch-hitting option against lefties. He posted an .815 OPS against southpaws this year at the MLB level. Today, 1:49 am
  • Shifts to 60-day IL
    The Cubs transferred Madrigal (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Sunday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Advice: After Chicago was officially eliminated from playoff contention Saturday, the team made a slew of roster moves ahead of Sunday's season finale versus the Brewers. Madrigal and Michael Fulmer (forearm) were both transferred to the 60-day IL for procedural reasons, as the moves opened up spots on the 40-man roster for relievers Shane Greene and Tyler Duffey. Madrigal will be activated and added back to the 40-man roster over the offseason and should be fully recovered from his right hamstring strain well in advance of spring training. Today, 1:45 am
  • Leading off in Wild Card opener
    Diaz is starting at first base and batting leadoff in Tuesday's Wild Card Series opener against the Rangers.

    Advice: Diaz started just one of the Rays' final five regular-season contests while dealing with a right hamstring issue, but his availability for the Wild Card Series never seemed to be in much doubt. The American League batting champ is just 3-for-16 in his career versus Rangers starter Jordan Montgomery, although he has drawn five walks and hasn't struck out. Today, 1:45 am
  • Makes roster for WC round
    Miller is on the roster for the Brewers' Wild Card Series matchup against Arizona.

    Advice: This comes as a bit of a surprise given that Miller spent the final three weeks of the regular season with Triple-A Nashville, but the Brewers have decided to roll with 15 position players -- and only 11 pitchers -- in their best-of-three series versus the Diamondbacks. Miller, 26, batted .261/.303/.371 with five homers and 13 steals across 90 major-league games this season. Today, 1:44 am
    New Player Note
    Owen Miller MIL - 1B,2B,3B
  • Not in Game 1 lineup
    Caminero is not in the lineup for Tuesday's Game 1 of the Wild Card Series against the Rangers.

    Advice: Caminero did make the Rays' roster, but he will not be in the lineup for the series opener after starting the final seven regular-season games. Tampa Bay is going with Taylor Walls at shortstop and Curtis Mead at second base Tuesday. Today, 1:41 am