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Padres general manager Josh Byrnes said Thursday that Cameron Maybin (biceps) could return in as soon as 4-6 weeks.

He was originally supposed to miss 2-3 months, but the Padres are feeling much more optimistic about Maybin's status after it was determined he wouldn't need surgery to repair his ruptured left biceps tendon. "Our doctors saw his diagnostics and talked to Cam and decided [recovery] will be healing and the rehab route before we get him back to activity," Byrnes said. "But the strong consensus was no surgery."
Mar 6 - 9:18 PM

X-rays on Marcell Ozuna's right ankle came back negative.

While nothing is broken, it looked like Ozuna suffered a bad sprain and he seems likely to be done for the season. The outfielder has hit .269/.317/.455 with 23 homers and 85 RBI this year.
Sep 21 - 3:40 PM

Jurickson Profar will meet with Dr. Keith Meister in Texas after experiencing more soreness in his right shoulder.

Profar has missed the entire season with a torn muscle in the shoulder and has had a couple setbacks along the way. He will now not play in the Arizona Fall League as planned and his status going forward looks very cloudy. It's yet another dose of bad news in what has been an awful season for the Rangers.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Sep 21 - 1:21 PM

Alex Rios (thumb) will not play again this season.

It had been looking that way for a while, and the Rangers officially decided to shut him down on Sunday. The club is not expected to pick up Rios' $14 million option for 2015, so it appears that his tenure in Texas has come to an end. He batted .280/.311/.398 with just four homers over 131 games this season.
Sep 21 - 1:17 PM

Dallas Keuchel has been shut down for the season.

Keuchel has tossed an even 200 innings this season, topping his previous career high of 177 2/3 frames. The left-hander went out in style, throwing eight innings of one-run ball versus the Mariners Saturday to lower his ERA to 2.93. It was a breakout season for Keuchel.
Sep 21 - 11:40 AM

Yankees activated RHP Masahiro Tanaka from the 60-day disabled list.

Tanaka will make his return to the Yankees' rotation on Sunday versus the Blue Jays. He'll be limited to 70-75 pitches and might be a tad rusty given his two-and-a-half month layoff, but fantasy owners can probably go ahead and roll the dice on the right-hander.
Sep 21 - 11:14 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday that Angel Pagan (back) is "questionable" to play in the upcoming series versus the Dodgers.

Pagan returned to action Friday but worse, so he's flown to San Diego to have his ailing back examined by team orthopedist Dr. Ken Akizuki. The Giants are fighting for a playoff spot and will obviously do everything they can to get him back in the lineup, but it's possible we won't see much of him in the final week.
Sep 21 - 11:06 AM

Nick Markakis (shoulder) remained out of the lineup Sunday.

Markakis hasn't played since being hit on the right shoulder by a pitch Tuesday. He underwent a precautionary X-ray, which didn't reveal anything serious. The injury not a big concern, as the Orioles are just being cautious since they've already wrapped up the American League East.
Sep 21 - 11:00 AM

Tyson Ross will miss another start after feeling continued soreness in his lower forearm while playing catch Friday.

The Padres have yet to officially rule Ross out for the season, but there's little to no chance we'll see him again. He's already easily set a career high with 195 1/3 innings. Robbie Erlin will get another start in Ross' place on Tuesday versus the Rockies and is a nice streaming option.
Sep 21 - 10:39 AM

Carlos Beltran (elbow) might not play again this season.

Beltran indicated Saturday that he might go ahead and have surgery to remove bone spurs from his right elbow, but while he's decided to delay an operation until the offseason, it's still possible that he might not play over the final week. He'll need 12 weeks to recover once he does go under the knife. The 37-year-old has disappointed with a .233/.301/.402 batting line and 15 homers over 109 games this season.
Sep 21 - 10:29 AM

Jason Heyward (thumb) remained out of the Braves' lineup Sunday.

He hasn't played since suffering a left thumb injury on Wednesday. Heyward remains day-to-day, but there's been no indication as to when he might return to the lineup. Emilio Bonifacio is handling right field on Sunday.
Sep 21 - 10:25 AM

John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that Joey Votto's (quad) return this season is looking "doubtful."

Votto has taken batting practice four straight days and ran the bases on Friday, but, according to Reds manager Bryan Price, he's "not pain-free." The club has little to gain in activating Votto for a handful of games. "He's not 100 percent, and he won't be at any time during the rest of this season," Price said. "So the question is, do we want to play him at less than 100 percent? He still hasn't seen any live pitching."
Sep 21 - 9:44 AM




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