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Brian Roberts will be sidelined 2-4 weeks after being diagnosed with a ruptured tendon in the back of his right knee.

All things considered, it's probably about as good of a diagnosis as could be expected. Roberts will not require surgery for the injury, but, in all likelihood, we probably won't see him before the end of the month. Alexi Casilla and Ryan Flaherty will handle second base while Roberts is out.
Fri, Apr 5, 2013 12:35:00 PM

Masahiro Tanaka (forearm) will see Dr. Christopher Ahmad in New York on Tuesday to determine whether he can make another start before the end of the season.

Tanaka was scratched from Monday's start against the Blue Jays due to a mild forearm strain. His status up in the air, especially with the Yankees on the verge of being eliminated from playoff contention. There should be more clarity on his status in the next day or so.
Sep 26 - 6:55 PM

Nelson Cruz was sent for an MRI on his left wrist on Monday.

The results aren't yet known, but Cruz is in the lineup at designated hitter for Monday's game against the Astros. He plans to play no matter what, but look for him to cut back on pregame hitting work in an effort to protect the wrist.
Sep 26 - 5:18 PM

Astros manager A.J. Hinch hasn't ruled out Alex Bregman (hamstring) from returning this week.

It was previously thought that Bregman was unlikely to return unless the Astros made a deep run into the playoffs, but he was able to make it through a full workout on Monday. If anything, he could get some peace of mind going into the winter. The outstanding rookie has been out since September 14 with a hamstring strain.
Sep 26 - 5:16 PM

Danny Salazar (forearm) threw 20-plus pitches off the mound on Monday.

Salazar threw all fastballs at about 75 percent intensity, but it was a step in the right direction. Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway said "it would be nice" to get him a relief appearance before the playoffs, though it's unclear whether he'll have enough time to do so.
Sep 26 - 5:13 PM

Roberto Osuna and Joaquin Benoit are expected to get the day off Monday.

Osuna has thrown 38 pitches over the past two days (including his blown save on Sunday) while Benoit threw 24 pitches on Sunday. Jason Grilli would likely get a save chance if needed Monday versus the Yankees.
Sep 26 - 4:44 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Monday that Nick Castellanos (hand) could return by the weekend.

Castellanos has been sidelined since August 6 with a fractured hand, but he was slated to play in an instructional league game on Monday. Barring any setbacks, he appears to be the verge of a return. The 24-year-old was batting .286 with 18 homers and an .831 OPS in 105 games prior to the injury.
Sep 26 - 4:38 PM

Gregory Polanco (face) is out of the Pirates' lineup again Monday against the Cubs.

Polanco hasn't played since he suffered a left facial contusion when he collided face-first into the left field on Friday. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return to action. Josh Bell is starting in right field on Monday while John Jaso will play first base.
Sep 26 - 4:34 PM

Starling Marte (back) remains out of the Pirates' lineup Monday versus the Cubs.

Marte hasn't played since Thursday due to nagging back spasms. He's iffy for the final week, so fantasy owners should have a backup plan at the ready. Adam Frazier will make the start in left field and bat seventh against Kyle Hendricks.
Sep 26 - 4:30 PM

Marlins activated LHP Adam Conley from the 15-day disabled list.

Conley was supposed to return to the Marlins' rotation on Sunday against the Braves, but that game was cancelled following the death of Miami ace Jose Fernandez. The left-handed Conley will now pitch Monday versus the Mets and Bartolo Colon. He missed six weeks with tendinitis in his left middle finger.
Sep 26 - 3:31 PM

Bryce Harper (thumb) is absent from the Nationals' starting lineup on Monday night.

Harper injured his left thumb Sunday when he slid awkwardly into third base after a fake tag by Jung Ho Kang. He is scheduled to undergo X-rays at some point Monday. Brian Goodwin will start in right field and bat seventh in the Nationals' series opener against the Diamondbacks.
Sep 26 - 3:26 PM

Daniel Murphy (glute) remains shut down Monday.

Murphy has missed seven straight starts due to a strained left glute and it sounds like he won't be very active in this final week. But the star second baseman should be ready for the beginning of the NLDS. He has a .347/.391/.596 batting line, 25 homers, and 104 RBI in 141 games this season for the NL East-champion Nationals.
Sep 26 - 3:22 PM




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