Will the Dodgers have a key ingredient back for Game 3?

by KFFL Staff on October 14, 2013 @ 08:44:57 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Allen Craig | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Friday, Oct. 11, that 1B Allen Craig (foot) has been cleared for baseball activities, but he is not yet cleared for running.


Second Baseman

2B | Danny Espinosa | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
The Washington Nationals are expected to look to trade 2B Danny Espinosa during the offseason.

2B | Skip Schumaker | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier is not in the starting lineup for Game 2 of the National League Championship Series Saturday, Oct. 12. Skip Schumaker will start in center field.


Shortstop

SS | Jhonny Peralta | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
The Detroit Tigers will use the same batting order for Game 2 of the American League Championship Series that they used for Game 5 of the American League Divisional Series against the Oakland Athletics. INF/OF Don Kelly will start in left field and SS/OF Jhonny Peralta will start at shortstop, with INF Jose Iglesias available off the bench.

SS | Hanley Ramirez | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (ribs) underwent X-rays on the ribs he injured during the team's game Saturday, Oct. 12, and they came back negative. He believes something is cracked and will undergo a CT scan in his ribs in Los Angeles.


Third Baseman

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
During an interview on ESPN Radio Sunday, Oct. 13, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said the team wants 3B Alex Rodriguez back and not suspended, contrary to reports that the Yankees want to rid themselves of Rodriguez and his huge contract. "If it comes down to, would we want the player we signed to be playing that position without any problems? Absolutely, no question about that," Cashman said. "I think if people think there's some sort of benefit by losing that talent, I mean, you can't replace it. It's not like, all right, well, Alex is gone. If he winds up getting suspended and it's upheld, how do you replace that? It's not easy."

3B | Nick Punto | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers INF Nick Punto will start at shortstop for Game 2 of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, Oct. 12, in place of SS Hanley Ramirez (ribs).

3B | Will Middlebrooks | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday, Oct. 11, that 3B Will Middlebrooks will start in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Oakland Athletics.


Catcher

C | John Jaso | Oakland Athletics | Injury
Oakland Athletics C John Jaso (concussion) is scheduled to meet with a concussion specialist soon to receive clearance to catch next season.


Outfielder

OF | Andre Ethier | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier (ankle) is sore after participating in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series but X-rays revealed no structural damage. He could be available off the bench for Game 2 and is expected to be back in the lineup for Game 3 of the NLCS Monday, Oct. 14.

OF | Torii Hunter | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Torii Hunter said Friday, Oct. 11, that he is confident he will continue to play after 2014 when his contract expires with the team. "No, it won't be. (2014) won't be (his final season," Hunter said. "I want to play past that contract."

OF | Coco Crisp | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
The Oakland Athletics are expected to pick up the 2014 options for OF Coco Crisp and SP Brett Anderson.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Sonny Gray | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray (hand) said he believes he could have pitched in the American League Championship Series if the team made it that far even though he suffered a hairline fracture in his left hand. He said he hopes he will not need surgery, which would only occur if there is ligament damage. He underwent an MRI Friday, Oct. 11, but the team is waiting for the results.

SP | Ross Detwiler | Washington Nationals | Injury
The Washington Nationals are hoping SP Ross Detwiler will play winter ball this offseason after missing time with a back injury this season. Detwiler has worked in an instructional league this offseason. Detwiler could compete for a spot in the bullpen next season.

SP | Lance Lynn | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has announced SP Lance Lynn will start Game4 of the National League Championship Series.

SP | Jarrod Parker | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Jarrod Parker (elbow) is expected to undergo an MRI exam on his right elbow after he began experiencing tightness. However, manager Bob Melvin said it is not as serious as when he needed to have Tommy John surgery.

SP | Bartolo Colon | Oakland Athletics | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane said Friday, Oct. 11, that it would be "foolish" not to want to try and re-sign impending free-agent SP Bartolo Colon.

SP | Hyun-Jin Ryu | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu will pitch in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, and SP Ricky Nolasco will go in Game 4.

SP | Justin Verlander | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said SP Anibal Sanchez will start Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, Oct. 12, followed by SPs Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander and Doug Fister.

SP | Jon Lester | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said SP Jon Lester will start Game 1 of the American Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, Oct. 12, followed by SPs Clay Buchholz, John Lackey and Jake Peavy.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Bruce Rondon | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers RP Bruce Rondon (elbow) is working out in Instructional League, but he is not yet throwing. He was sidelined for most of September due to elbow inflammation.

RP | Al Alburquerque | Detroit Tigers | Injury,
Detroit Tigers RP Al Alburquerque is expected to continue to see more opportunities with RP Bruce Rondon (elbow) still not ready to re-join the team.

RP | Phil Coke | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers RP Phil Coke (forearm) was added to the roster for the American League Championship Series, removing P Luke Putkonen. Coke hasn't pitched since Sept. 18, dealing with a forearm flexor injury. But he has pitched well against the Red Sox, and he'll be useful against their large amount of left-handed bats in the later innings.

RP | Jason Frasor | Texas Rangers | Transaction,
The Texas Rangers re-signed RP Jason Frasor to a one-year deal worth $1.75 million plus incentives Friday, Oct. 11. Frasor went 4-3 with a 2.57 ERA in 61 games (49 innings) in his first season with Texas this year.

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