• Not starting Saturday
    Kirk will hit the bench Saturday against the Rays.

    Advice: Kirk augmented his time behind the plate last season with 49 starts at designated hitter, but his bat has dropped off this season to the point that he's been mostly stuck splitting time with Danny Jansen at catcher. He's been back in an expanded role in September with Jansen out with a broken finger, starting eight of the previous nine games, but it will be Tyler Heineman who starts Saturday. Rotowire.com 6 minutes ago
  • Returns to lineup
    Stewart (wrist) will bat fifth and play right field Saturday against the Phillies.

    Advice: Stewart had been out since Tuesday while dealing with a sore wrist. He's hit .264/.342/.557 in 50 games for the Mets this season and could get plenty of opportunities over the final eight games. Rotowire.com 19 minutes ago
  • Activated, optioned to Charlotte
    The White Sox activated Cronin (hand) from the 15-day injured list Saturday and optioned him to Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Blisters on Cronin's right (throwing) hand forced him to the injured list Sept. 9. He allowed two runs over two innings in a rehab assignment with Charlotte, and he'll remain in the minors now that he's healthy. Rotowire.com 28 minutes ago
  • Remains on bench
    Alvarez will sit for the second straight game Saturday against the Phillies.

    Advice: One would expect a 71-83 team to maximize at-bats for its 21-year-old catcher of the future down the stretch, but it's instead been 31-year-old impending free agent to start three of the last four games behind the plate. Perhaps the Mets simply don't want to tax Alvarez's knees too much at the end of a long season. The rookie's .213/.286/.433 season slash line is good for a 97 wRC+, a perfectly acceptable mark for a catcher, but he's managed just a .171/.269/.291 line (60 wRC+) since the start of August, which suggests he could use a break. Rotowire.com 33 minutes ago
  • Back in majors
    The Rays recalled Devenski from Triple-A Durham on Saturday, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.

    Advice: Devenski will come up from the minors to take the roster spot of Jason Adam (oblique), who was placed on the 15-day IL on Saturday. Devenski has given up two earned runs across 4.1 innings in the majors since joining the Rays in late August. Rotowire.com 48 minutes ago
  • Sitting Saturday
    Kepler will be on the bench Saturday against the Angels, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Advice: Kepler might be getting the day off because the Angels are turning to a lefty (Kenny Rosenberg), or he might be getting it off because the Twins clinched a postseason berth Friday. Either way, it will be Matt Wallner who starts in right field. Rotowire.com 51 minutes ago
  • Lands on IL
    The Rays placed Adam on the 15-day injured list Saturday with a left oblique strain.

    Advice: Adam underwent medical imaging on his left oblique after being pulled from his appearance Friday against Toronto, and he'll now officially be held out for the remainder of the regular season. Adam is hopeful he can return during the Rays' postseason run, per Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun, but Chris Devenski will join Tampa Bay's bullpen from Triple-A in the meantime. Rotowire.com 52 minutes ago
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  • Out of lineup
    Castro will hit the bench Saturday against the Angels, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Advice: Castro is one of several regulars who will get a rest the day after the Twins clinched a postseason berth. Andrew Stevenson will get the nod in center field. Rotowire.com 53 minutes ago
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    Willi Castro MIN - 2B,3B,SS,OF
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  • Remains out Saturday
    Taylor (hamstring) isn't starting Saturday against the Marlins.

    Advice: Hamstring problems have kept Taylor out of the Brewers' lineup for each of their last two games, and the team will continue to play it safe as it looks to clinch a division title Saturday. Sal Frelick will shift to right field in Taylor's absence while Blake Perkins starts in center field and bats ninth. Rotowire.com Today, 10:44 am
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