1B | Adam LaRoche | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Despite his struggles this season, with a .237 batting average entering the final weekend, the Washington Nationals have given no thoughts to trading 1B Adam LaRoche.
1B | Chris Davis | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 1B Chris Davis, who is under club control for salary through the 2015 season, has indicated he would consider a long-term deal with the Orioles. "This has been like a second home for me. This has been a place where I've really felt like I've been accepted, been loved and really appreciated," Davis said.
1B | Ryan Howard | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (knee) has lost around 10 pounds and has gained muscle mass. He will be on a normal winter training program this offseason as he recovers from his knee ailment.
2B | Alexi Casilla | Baltimore Orioles | Injury
Baltimore Orioles 2B Alexi Casilla (head) and OF Chris Dickerson (hamstring) aren't expected to return for the final series of the season.
2B | Robinson Cano | New York Yankees | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New York Yankees are far apart in initial contract talks with impending free-agent 2B Robinson Cano, with him looking for roughly $305 million over 10 years. People familiar with Cano's thinking believe he'll take the largest offer he receives this winter, regardless of if it's from the Yankees or another team.
2B | Marco Scutaro | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 2B Marco Scutaro (pinkie) will undergo surgery to fix a tendon issue in his left pinkie Friday, Sept. 27. He'll have a pin inserted in the finger to speed the healing process. Scutaro hit .297 with two home runs and 31 RBIs in 127 games this year.
SS | Yunel Escobar | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SS Yunel Escobar (ankle) was scratched from the lineup Thursday, Sept. 26. 2B Ben Zobrist is replacing him at shortstop.
SS | Danny Worth | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Transaction
The Detroit Tigers placed SS Danny Worth (shoulder) on the 60-day disabled list Wednesday, Sept. 25.
SS | Jose Iglesias | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
The Detroit Tigers are hoping that SS Jose Iglesias (hand) can return to the lineup Friday, Sept. 27, against the Miami Marlins.
3B | Greg Dobbs | Miami Marlins | Transaction
The Miami Marlins re-signed 3B Greg Dobbs to a one-year, $1.7 million deal Thursday, Sept. 26. Dobbs is hitting only .229 this season.
3B | David Wright | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Mets 3B David Wright (head) has passed his concussion tests and was taken out of the game as a precaution.
3B | Pablo Sandoval | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval (flu) is not in the lineup Thursday, Sept. 26.
3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
Contrary to a previous report, New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez will be accompanying the team on their final road series of the season against the Houston Astros this weekend, according to general manager Brian Cashman. "There's been no request for him not to go. Our manager hasn't been informed of it, our training staff hasn't been informed of it and I haven't been informed of it. As far as I'm concerned, he's going," Cashman said. Rodriguez pulled himself out of the game Wednesday, Sept. 25, saying his "legs weren't great."
3B | Aramis Ramirez | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez (knee) is out of the lineup Thursday, Sept. 26.
C | Brian McCann | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves C Brian McCann (groin) left the team's game early Thursday, Sept. 26, because of a strained adductor muscle. McCann is considered day-to-day at this point.
C | Welington Castillo | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs placed C Welington Castillo (knee) on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, Sept. 25.
OF | Curtis Granderson | New York Yankees | Free Agents, Fantasy
New York Yankees impending free-agent OF Curtis Granderson said he would like to re-sign with the Yankees this offseason but is looking forward to seeing which teams are interested in him. "You get an opportunity to see if there's other interest out there," Granderson said. "You get a chance to finally make a decision for the first time in your professional career, where you might want to go play. You get to take your time and decide certain things. Even when you get drafted, you have no control."
OF | J.B. Shuck | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF J.B. Shuck (ankle) left the team's game early Thursday, Sept. 26, because of a sprained right ankle.
OF | Josh Hamilton | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton said he plans on reporting to spring training at his normal 245 pounds next season. Hamilton entered spring training this season at around 227 pounds and thinks something was missing with the decreased weight.
OF | Desmond Jennings | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (hamstring) remains out Thursday, Sept. 26, but is available to pinch hit if needed.
OF | Andre Ethier | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier (ankle) isn't expected to return before the end of the regular season, although he'll likely take part in simulated games in the next few days.
OF | Michael Bourn | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (wrist) will not play Thursday, Sept. 26, but is available as a pinch runner. He'll try to return Friday, Sept. 27.
OF | Reed Johnson | Atlanta Braves | Transaction, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Reed Johnson was suspended one game Thursday, Sept. 26, for his role in a benches-clearing incident with the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, Sept. 26.
OF | Carlos Gomez | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Carlos Gomez was suspended for the game Thursday, Sept. 26, after causing a benches-clearing incident in the game against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, Sept. 25.
OF | Ryan Langerhans | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Transaction,
The Toronto Blue Jays recalled OF Ryan Langerhans from the minors Thursday, Sept. 26, and moved P Brett Cecil (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move.
SP | Jason Vargas | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Free Agents,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim general manager Jerry Dipoto said the team is interested in re-signing impending free-agent SP Jason Vargas this offseason. The team may not offer Vargas a qualifying offer because they would be over budget if accepted the offer, which would pay him around $14 million in 2014.
SP | Mark Buehrle | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous item, Toronto Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle (calf) was diagnosed with a right calf contusion.
SP | Martin Perez | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Martin Perez would get the start if the team has to play a play-in game Monday, Sept. 30. "If we have to play this through and it's his turn on Monday, yes," manager Ron Washington said. "It's another challenge and experience for him to get. He deserves it just like every other starter deserves it." Perez has set a franchise record with 10 wins as a rookie.
SP | Brandon Beachy | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Brandon Beachy (elbow) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his elbow Thursday, Sept. 26, and he's expected to be ready for spring training next year.
SP | J.D. Martin | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction,
Tampa Bay Rays RP J.D. Martin cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Durham Thursday, Sept. 26.
SP | Matt Harvey | New York Mets | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The New York Mets placed SP Matt Harvey (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list Thursday, Sept. 26, and activated OF Cesar Puello from the restricted list in a corresponding move. Puello was serving a 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. Puello is expected to be with the team in spring training next year.
SP | CC Sabathia | New York Yankees | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The New York Yankees put SP CC Sabathia (hamstring) on the 60-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring Wednesday, Sept. 25, and activated DH Travis Hafner (shoulder) from the 60-day DL in a corresponding move.
RP | Bobby Parnell | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said RP Victor Black would be the leading candidate to close games next season if RP Bobby Parnell (neck) is not ready for the start of the season.
RP | Jordan Walden | Atlanta Braves | Injury,
Atlanta Braves RP Jordan Walden's (groin) spot on the playoff roster is uncertain at this point because manager Fredi Gonzalez said Walden has not been right since returning from his groin injury. Walden has allowed five earned runs in 2 2/3 innings since he returned. He was scheduled to throw a bullpen session Thursday, Sept. 26, and could pitch an inning or two in an instructional league before the team decides on the roster.
RP | Mariano Rivera | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi is "absolutely" considering playing RP Mariano Rivera in center field for an inning in the team's final series of the season against the Houston Astros this weekend. Rivera will pitch regardless of the score against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, Sept. 26, the team's final home game of the season.
RP | LaTroy Hawkins | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets RP LaTroy Hawkins will be rested Thursday, Sept. 26. RP Victor Black will pitch in a save situation if one arises.
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