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Howie Kendrick (knee) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

That's the good news. The bad news is that he's only expected to be available off the bench, at least initially. Kendrick has been out since August 6 due to a strained left knee. He returns to a .301/.341/.437 batting line with 11 homers and 47 RBI over 108 games.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 11:04:00 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

Reds placed SS Zack Cozart on the 15-day disabled list.

Cozart hadn't appeared in a game since September 10 due to a nagging right knee injury and he won't play in another game this season. This was really just a procedural move. The 31-year-old shortstop finishes with a .252/.308/.425 batting line, 16 homers, 50 RBI, four steals, and 67 runs scored. He'll be arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter after making $2.925 million in 2016.
Sep 26 - 2:53 PM

Dexter Fowler is out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Monday night against the Pirates.

Ben Zobrist will also take a seat for the National League Central-champion Cubs. Albert Almora is starting in center field and batting seventh, with Javier Baez covering second base and hitting eighth. Chris Coghlan is at leadoff versus Bucs right-hander Chad Kuhl.
Sep 26 - 2:49 PM

Jordan Zimmermann could start Saturday at Atlanta.

Zimmermann looked sharp in a three-inning relief appearance Sunday versus the Royals, yielding one run while striking out four. He threw 30 of his 35 pitches for strikes. It was the first appearance since September 10 for the 30-year-old right-hander, who has been battling lat trouble since late June. Saturday's game is setting up as a must-win for Detroit. Zimmermann is a risky fantasy play, even against the lowly Braves, because of his limited recent workload.
Sep 26 - 12:53 PM

ESPN's Keith Law reports the Twins have hired Derek Falvey as their new president of baseball operations.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported minutes earlier that an agreement was close. Falvey joined the Indians soon after graduating from Trinity College in 2005 and rose to the position of assistant general manager last October at age 32. He'll bring a youthful, analytics-based flavor to a Minnesota front office that had employed many of the same "old school" baseball men for years. Longtime general manager Terry Ryan was let go in July, in the midst of what has become a 100-loss season. Falvey will likely be allowed to hire his own GM now, though these front-office structures are certainly not uniform.
Sep 26 - 11:40 AM

Nelson Cruz (wrist) expects to play in Monday night's series opener against the Astros.

Cruz was lifted from Sunday's series finale against the Twins in the top of the eighth inning after experiencing soreness in his left wrist, but he said afterward that it's nothing serious. The big slugger homered twice Sunday before exiting and now has 41 home runs and 100 RBI in 149 games for the year. Seattle is still technically alive for an American League Wild Card spot, though that dream could end early this week.
Sep 26 - 11:02 AM

Jon Lester was brilliant in Sunday night's victory over the Cardinals, racking up seven strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings of shutout baseball.

The veteran southpaw scattered just three hits and a walk on the masterful evening. He has been absolutely outstanding down the stretch and has built up a very strong case for the National League Cy Young Award. Now 19-4 on the season, he'll carry a 2.28 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 191/49 K/BB ration into his final regular season tune-up against the Reds in Cincinnati on Friday.
Sep 25 - 11:28 PM

Jharel Cotton earned his second victory of the season on Sunday, firing seven impressive innings of one-run baseball against the Rangers.

Cotton punched out five on the afternoon and didn't issue a free pass. The only blemish on his day was a solo homer off the bat of Adrian Beltre in the seventh inning. The rookie right-hander has been tremendous in his limited time with the A's, compiling a 1.44 ERA, 0.68 WHIP and 16/3 K/BB ratio over 25 innings. He's worth a look in all formats for his final start of the season on Saturday against the Mariners in Seattle.
Sep 25 - 6:40 PM

Bryce Harper is listed as day-to-day due to soreness in his left thumb.

The Nationals don't believe that his injury is serious, but he'll head for precautionary X-rays on Monday to make sure. Harper sustained his injury during Sunday's game when he slid awkwardly into third base after Jung Ho Kang faked a tag.
Sep 25 - 6:05 PM




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