• Records 30th steal
    Mateo went 1-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Nationals.

    Advice: Mateo reached the 30-steal mark for the second year in a row, and he did it with four thefts over his last 10 contests. The shortstop has regularly been in the lineup versus southpaws lately, but he's seen minimal playing time versus righties. For the season, Mateo has a .219/.270/.344 slash line with seven home runs, 33 RBI and 56 runs scored over 112 contests, but he's hit just .180 with one homer since the start of May. Rotowire.com 10 minutes ago
  • Will not make another start
    Maeda is not scheduled for another start this season, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Advice: Maeda last pitched on Sept. 19, when he struck out eight over five scoreless innings in Cincinnati. He projects to be used as a reliever in the postseason, and the Twins look to be shifting him to that role now. Maeda figures to see some bullpen work this weekend in Colorado so he doesn't go into the playoffs following such a long layoff. A scheduled bullpen game Saturday would seem to be a prime opportunity. Rotowire.com 10 minutes ago
  • Busy night on basepaths
    Suarez went 1-for-2 with a two-run single and three walks in a loss to the Astros on Wednesday.

    Advice: Suarez was a consummate thorn in the side of Astros pitching all night after going hitless over his previous two games. The veteran slugger is mired in an 11-game homerless streak, but he's carrying a double-digit walk rate (10.3 percent) for the sixth time in the last seven seasons, while his 94 RBI are his most since 2019 and is second on the Mariners behind Julio Rodriguez. Rotowire.com 11 minutes ago
  • Picks up 10th steal
    Laureano went 1-for-4 with a stolen base,a run scored and three strikeouts in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Reds.

    Advice: The steal was Laureano's first since Aug. 10. The outfielder is hitting .250 with six extra-base hits and five RBI over 19 contests in September while serving as a fourth outfielder. He's at a .226/.302/.376 slash line with 10 steals, nine home runs, 35 RBI and 43 runs scored through 102 contests this season. Rotowire.com 13 minutes ago
  • Starting Game 1 for Twins
    Lopez will start Game 1 of the Wild Card Series for the Twins, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Advice: It comes as no surprise since it's the way the pitchers have been lined up, but it will be Lopez in the first game and Sonny Gray in Game 2 against a yet-to-be-determined opponent. Lopez is certainly deserving of the honor, as he finished the regular season with a 3.66 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 234:48 K:BB over 194 innings in his first year in Minnesota. Rotowire.com 21 minutes ago
  • Won't return this weekend
    Correa (foot) will not rejoin the Twins before the end of the regular season, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Advice: The original plan had been for Correa to travel with the Twins to Colorado for their final series of the regular season. However, the decision has been made for him to stay back and participate in simulated games instead. It is not being viewed as a setback, as Correa still appears in line to play in Game 1 of the Wild Card round next week. The veteran shortstop has been plagued by plantar fasciitis and will finish the 2023 season having slashed a disappointing .230/.312/.399 with 18 home runs over 135 games. Rotowire.com 28 minutes ago
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  • Gets starting nod Thursday
    Yarbrough is listed as the Dodgers' probable starting pitcher for Thursday's game against the Rockies.

    Advice: The southpaw will be making just his second start for the Dodgers since being acquired in an Aug. 1 deal with the Royals, but he should be able to provide Los Angeles with plenty of length. He's worked three-plus innings in nine of his 10 outings with the Dodgers, pitching to a 3.12 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 36:4 K:BB over 34.2 innings. With a strong showing Thursday, Yarbrough could cement a spot in the Dodgers' postseason rotation, but he'll otherwise fill a key relief role if he misses out on a starting role. Rotowire.com Today, 8:33 am
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  • Slated to open Thursday's game
    Jarvis is listed as the Diamondbacks' starting pitcher in Thursday's game against the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field, Jesse Friedman of ArizonaSports.com reports.

    Advice: Jarvis made 16 starts at Triple-A Reno this season, but each of his first nine big-league appearances with Arizona have come out of the bullpen. Though he'll draw his first MLB start Thursday, Jarvis hasn't covered more than 3.2 innings in any of his appearances with Arizona or Reno since the beginning of August, so he may not be asked to work especially deep into the contest. Even against a White Sox squad that ranks last in the majors with a 68 wRC+ in September, Jarvis doesn't make for an inspiring streaming option. Rotowire.com Today, 8:24 am
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  • Takes seat Thursday
    Peterson is not in the lineup Thursday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Emmanuel Rivera will start at third base and bat eighth for the visiting Diamondbacks. Peterson handled the hot corner in the first two games of Arizona's three-game series at Chicago and went 0-for-7 with a walk and a stolen base. Rotowire.com Today, 8:21 am
    11:10 am @CWS