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Martin Prado is likely done for the season after undergoing an emergency appendectomy.

Prado, who was already playing through a hamstring injury, simply doesn't have enough time to make it back before the end of the year. The 31-year-old played well after coming over to the Yankees at the deadline and remains under contract for the next two seasons.
Sep 16 - 11:04 AM

Oswaldo Arcia left Monday's game with tightness in his upper left back.

Arcia tweaked his back on a big swing-and-miss in the sixth inning and was later removed for a pinch-hitter. The Twins will see how he feels Tuesday, but he might have to miss a day or two.
Sep 16 - 9:22 AM

Michael Morse (oblique) should be ready to return by Friday.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Morse was "tentative" during batting practice Monday, so it will likely take him another couple of days to swing with full intensity. The 32-year-old has been sidelined since late August with a strained left oblique.
Sep 16 - 8:54 AM

Pablo Sandoval is currently dealing with a sore hip.

It was evident throughout Monday's game, though he continued to play and went 2-for-4 with a double. It sounds like something the Giants will attempt to manage, but fantasy owners should keep the situation in mind.
Sep 16 - 8:51 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy placed a "pretty good percentage" that Angel Pagan (back) will be in the starting lineup on Tuesday.

Pagan was scratched from Monday's lineup with recurring lower back discomfort. His most recent stiffness dates back to Saturday, but the Giants are optimistic it won't keep him sidelined for long.
Sep 16 - 8:46 AM

Matt Shoemaker will undergo an MRI after leaving Monday's start with a "little" discomfort on the left side of his rib cage.

Shoemaker allowed one run over 7 2/3 innings against the Mariners before exiting. He said after the game that he's not overly concerned, but naturally the Angels aren't going to take any chances.
Sep 16 - 8:27 AM

Will Venable (back) went 0-for-1 with a walk and two strikeouts Monday in his return to action against the Phillies.

Venable hadn't started a game since last Wednesday due to a back strain. The 31-year-old owns a disappointing .221/.290/.317 batting line over 134 games this season.
Sep 16 - 4:30 AM

Howie Kendrick went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Monday's 8-1 win over the Mariners.

Kendrick is 1-for-6 in his last two games after he went 22-for-44 (.500) with seven extra-base hits (two homers) and 14 RBI during a 10-game hitting streak. The 31-year-old second baseman is getting on base at a better-than-career-average clip, though his power has dropped off a bit. He's slashed .292/.346/.396 with seven homers and 71 RBI.
Sep 16 - 1:11 AM

Mike Trout went 1-for-2 with three walks and a run scored in Monday's win over the Mariners.

Trout is now 4-for-23 (.174) off the Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma. That's his worst batting average against any pitcher Trout has ever had 15 or more at-bats against. Fortunately, he's really, really good against everybody else. Trout is slashing .291/.381/.567 and is on pace for 37 homers, 116 RBI, 117 runs and 15 steals.
Sep 16 - 1:10 AM

Matt Shoemaker yielded only five hits and one run over 7 2/3 innings in an 8-1 victory over the Mariners on Monday.

Shoemaker allowed five hits, but he didn't walk anyone. He struck out five. Shoemaker is one of the hottest pitchers in the game right now; he's won seven straight decisions and came into the game with a 1.32 ERA across his last seven outings. Shoemaker improved to 16-4 with a 3.04 ERA. He's going to show up on plenty Rookie of the Year ballots. Shoemaker squares off against the Rangers on Saturday.
Sep 16 - 1:10 AM

Hisashi Iwakuma was knocked around by the Angels on Monday, allowing seven runs on six hits across 3 1/3 innings.

Iwakuma struck out four, walked two and gave up a homer. Seattle dug itself into an 8-0 hole before getting on the board in the eighth inning. The Japanese right-hander, who came into this outing 5-0 with a 1.75 ERA in seven career outings against the Angels, picked the wrong time to fall apart, allowing the Angels to improve to 94-56. Iwakuma (14-8, 3.42 ERA) is scheduled to take on the Astros in Houston on Saturday.
Sep 16 - 1:08 AM

Mark Trumbo hit a grand slam to lead the Diamondbacks past the Giants 6-2 on Monday.

He finished 2-for-5 with five RBI, adding an RBI single in the seventh. The big damage came in the third frame, when Trumbo swatted a Ryan Vogelsong offering over the right field wall to plate Wade Miley, Chris Owings and A.J. Pollock. Trumbo has driven in 10 runs over his last five games. A hot finish would give a nice superficial boost to his disappointing slash line (.239/.303/.389).
Sep 16 - 12:46 AM

Buster Posey went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Giants fell to the Diamondbacks 6-2 on Monday.

He has hit safely in six straight. Posey has knocked in 27 of his 86 RBI in his last 23 games. He's been particularly hot in the season's final month, going 22-for-49 (.449) with two homers and 14 RBI in September. The catcher typically feasts on Rattler pitchers, coming into this one hitting .375 with 17 RBI in his last 18 against Arizona. He's slashing .311/.362/.488 with 20 homers.
Sep 16 - 12:45 AM

Wade Miley held the Giants at bay on Monday, allowing only one run on seven hits across seven innings of a 6-2 win.

Miley struck out four and didn't walk a batter. Miley entered play 0-4 in his previous seven outings, but toting a 2.86 ERA in his last six, so he must have been pretty pleased to receive six runs of support tonight. The left-hander had a shouting match with skipper Kirk Gibson in his last start against the Dodgers, but Miley indicated he was just blowing off steam from a less-than-stellar night. No frustration tonight in improving to 8-11 with a 4.17 ERA. Miley caps a two-week start by traveling to Coors Field on Sunday.
Sep 16 - 12:43 AM

Ryan Vogelsong allowed four runs over 5 2/3 innings as the Giants dropped a 6-2 decision versus the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Vogelsong didn't have his best stuff tonight, though that only manifested on the scoreboard on Mark Trumbo's grand slam. He walked four and allowed six hits. The right-hander came into tonight with a 1.38 ERA in his last two starts against the Diamondbacks, having received exactly zero runs of support in both games. San Francisco's offense couldn't get going tonight, either. Vogelsong (8-11, 3.98 ERA) will be in San Diego this weekend for a Sunday matinee against the Padres.
Sep 16 - 12:42 AM



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