• Productive in shutout loss Sunday
    Ruiz went 2-for-4 with a double and two stolen bases in a loss to the Tigers on Sunday.

    Advice: Ruiz collected his 64th and 65th steals of the season, extending his insurmountable AL lead over the Royals' Bobby Witt (48 steals) and bringing him within three of MLB frontrunner Ronald Acuna. Ruiz is creating plenty of opportunities to utilize his blazing speed on the basepaths of late, as he's now hitting .381 (8-for-21) with Sunday's double, a home run, four RBI, two walks, seven steals and three runs across his last eight games. Rotowire.com 57 minutes ago
  • On base three times Sunday
    Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs in a loss to the Rangers on Sunday.

    Advice: Rodriguez played the role of table setter in the narrow loss, coming home on both Jarred Kelenic's fielder's choice in the sixth and Teoscar Hernandez's RBI single in the seventh. Rodriguez's multi-hit effort was his first since Sept. 15 but eighth overall this month, and his two trips across the plate Sunday pushed his season run total to an even 100. Rotowire.com Today, 11:52 am
  • Productive in one-hit day
    Kelenic went 1-for-4 with an RBI fielder's choice, a run-scoring single, a stolen base, a walk and a run in a loss to the Rangers on Sunday.

    Advice: Kelenic's busy stat line had a bit of everything, including his 13th steal of the season. Kelenic's afternoon also included his second two-RBI tally over the last four starts, pushing his average and OPS to .286 and .766, respectively, in his nine games since returning from an extended stint on the injured list due to a fractured foot. Rotowire.com Today, 11:47 am
  • Expected to return Tuesday
    Mitchell (shoulder) is expected to be activated from the 60-day injured list Tuesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

    Advice: Mitchell required surgery back in early May to repair a subluxation and labrum damage in his left shoulder. While the Brewers haven't yet confirmed he will return Tuesday, McCalvy notes that all signs point to Mitchell being activated. Mitchell batted only .188/.257/.250 with three steals in eight rehab games with Triple-A Nashville, though he did collect four hits in his final 10 at-bats. With Sal Frelick taking over in center field and Tyrone Taylor swinging a hot bat in right field, Mitchell could find playing time hard to come by down the stretch following a long layoff. Rotowire.com Today, 11:32 am
  • Playing time in final week TBD
    Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Monday that he will have discussions with Judge each day this week about the slugger's playing time the rest of the way, Gary Phillips of the New York Daily News reports.

    Advice: Boone indicated Sunday that there were no plans to shut Judge down for the rest of the season, but he seemed less definitive about the possibility when asked again a day later. Judge is making a 22nd consecutive start Monday and has received just three days off since returning from a toe injury in late August. The toe isn't 100 percent healed, though, and with the Yankees officially eliminated from playoff contention it's possible the team and Judge will eventually decide it's best for him to be shut down. Judge isn't expected to require surgery on the toe. Rotowire.com Today, 10:15 am
  • Gets another turn through rotation
    Stroman is slated to start Thursday's game in Atlanta.

    Advice: After making his first two appearances as a reliever following his activation from the 15-day injured list Sept. 15, Stroman rejoined the rotation Saturday. However, he was capped at three innings while taking a no-decision against Colorado, giving up three runs on five hits and one walk. Though Stroman will make a second straight turn through the rotation, he could be capped at around 75-to-90 pitches after building up to 64 on Saturday. The Cubs could once again choose to deploy Stroman in tandem with Javier Assad, who tossed four scoreless frames in relief of the right-hander against the Rockies. Rotowire.com Today, 9:30 am
  • Used in relief Sunday
    Perez was credited with his second hold of the season in Sunday's 9-8 win over the Mariners after striking out a batter and allowing two earned runs on one hit and two walks over 1.2 innings out of the bullpen.

    Advice: After Perez delivered a 4.2-inning scoreless relief appearance back on Wednesday, manager Bruce Bochy told Jeff Wilson of RangersToday.com that the veteran southpaw might be a candidate to fill the vacant No. 5 spot in the rotation. The open spot in the rotation comes up Tuesday against the Angels, but after throwing 40 pitches in relief Sunday, Perez no longer looks like a realistic option to start for Texas. The Rangers could end up treating Tuesday's contest as more of a bullpen day, with the likes of Andrew Heaney, Jake Latz and Cody Bradford presumably available to cover multiple innings, if needed. Rotowire.com Today, 9:25 am
  • Works in long relief
    Vasquez struck out two and was charged with two earned runs on three hits and two walks over 2.1 innings out of the bullpen in Sunday's 7-1 loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Vasquez entered the rotation Sept. 12 to make a 3.2-inning start in Game 1 of a doubleheader in Boston, but he's made his subsequent two appearances out of the bullpen. The Yankees appear to have settled on Luke Weaver as their No. 5 starter over Vasquez and Jhony Brito, both of whom will likely continue to work in relief for the final week of the season. Rotowire.com Today, 9:21 am
  • Activated and DFA'd
    Newman (oblique) was activated from the 10-day injured list Monday and designated for assignment.

    Advice: Newman has recovered from his oblique injury after missing more than a month of action, but the Reds no longer see a fit for him on the big-league roster. The 30-year-old will now go through the waiver process and is likely to go unclaimed, given his $2.66 million salary. Rotowire.com Today, 9:17 am
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