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Scott Van Slyke has been waived by the Doosan Bears of the Korea Baseball Organization.

Van Slyke batted just .128 with one home run and four RBI in 12 games after signing with the Seoul-based club in late June. "We're not in a situation to use Van Slyke," Bears manager Kim Tae-hyung told Yonhap News. "Foreign players have power, and they can collect 20 home runs if they adjust to the league. But the chances are always 50-50." The 32-year-old Van Slyke opened the 2018 season with the Marlins' Triple-A team.
Source: Yonhap News
Sep 20 - 9:25 AM

Pedro Strop (hamstring) said he expects to return to game action before the end of the regular season.

"Everything is pain-free," Strop told reporters Wednesday. "We're letting that thing heal. We're going to do whatever is possible to do." The right-hander, who had been filling in as the Cubs' primary fill-in closer for the last couple of months, suffered a left hamstring strain while running the bases last Thursday in Washington. Steve Cishek, Justin Wilson, Jesse Chavez, Jorge De La Rosa, and Carl Edwards Jr. are currently sharing ninth-inning duties.
Source: Cubs.mlb.com
Sep 20 - 9:18 AM

Seunghwan Oh (hamstring) retried both batters he faced Wednesday night against the Dodgers.

Oh hadn't pitched in 10 days because of a right hamstring issue. The 36-year-old setup man should be good to go the rest of the way. He holds a sharp 2.76 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 74/17 K/BB ratio in 65 1/3 innings this season between Blue Jays and Rockies.
Sep 20 - 8:17 AM

Asdrubal Cabrera (calf) drew a walk as a pinch-hitter Wednesday versus the Mets.

And then Dylan Cozens promptly entered the game as a pinch-runner. Cabrera suffered a Grade 1 calf strain on Monday and might be limited to a bench role for what remains of the Phillies' regular season schedule.
Sep 20 - 8:14 AM

Yasiel Puig hit a three-run homer off Scott Oberg in the bottom of the seventh to break a 2-2 tie in the Dodgers' 5-2 win over the Rockies on Wednesday.

As per usual, Puig was out of the starting lineup against a lefty. He made his presence known after the Rockies switched to the righty, though, and his homer resulted in Oberg's first loss after seven wins this year. Puig has six homers and 12 RBI in his last 18 at-bats.
Sep 20 - 1:57 AM

Walker Buehler fanned 12 while allowing just a pair of unearned runs over six innings against the Rockies on Wednesday.

Both runs scored after a Justin Turner error in the first inning. It was enough to leave him with a no-decision, as Tyler Anderson pitched him to a stalemate, but the Dodgers went on to prevail thanks to Yasiel Puig. Buehler has a 1.58 ERA and a 79/18 K/BB ratio over 62 2/3 innings in his last 10 starts. There won't be any managing his innings if the Dodgers make a deep run into the postseason.
Sep 20 - 1:55 AM

Kenley Jansen turned in a perfect ninth for his 36th save Wednesday against the Rockies.

It was the seventh scoreless inning in eight tries for Jansen this month. In spite of the missed time, he could get to 40 saves for the third straight season and fourth time in his career.
Sep 20 - 1:50 AM

Gerardo Parra went 0-for-2 as the Rockies' left fielder and No. 5 hitter before being removed from Wednesday's contest.

Biggest games of the year and the Rockies have decided to dust off Parra for some reason. He has been doing a nice job of picking up singles off the bench, but that's all he should be doing; he hasn't had an extra-base hit in 76 at-bats since Aug. 1.
Sep 20 - 1:46 AM

Stephen Piscotty delivered his 25th homer and his 40th double as part of a five-RBI night Wednesday in Oakland's 10-0 rout of the Angels.

It's been quite a turnaround for a player most everyone was rooting for. Piscotty had just five homers and 14 doubles through 67 games and 230 at-bats. He has 20 homers and 25 doubles in 75 games and 290 at-bats since.
Sep 20 - 1:42 AM

Brett Anderson blanked the Angels for 6 2/3 innings in a victory Wednesday.

Ryan Dull, Frankie Montas and Aaron Brooks finished the three-hit shutout. Anderson gave up the three hits, all of which were singles. It's the fifth time in 14 starts this year (excluding the one in which he left after an inning) in which he's gone without allowing a run. Incredibly enough, he could be Oakland's ace going into the postseason.
Sep 20 - 1:40 AM

Felix Pena surrendered six runs in four innings Wednesday in a loss to the A's.

Pena retired the first nine batters he faced, only to allow seven straight to reach to begin the fourth; he gave up four singles, two doubles and a walk. He actually bounced back to retire three in a row afterwards, but the Angels decided to pull him after 58 pitches. The loss left him 3-5 with a 4.20 ERA.
Sep 20 - 1:36 AM

Ramon Laureano went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a steal against the Angels on Wednesday.

Laureano has scored seven runs in eight games as a leadoff man for the A's, but he was in the seventh spot tonight for the fourth time in five games. Nick Martini, who suddenly finds himself back in the team's good graces, went 1-for-5 with a run scored from the top of the order.
Sep 20 - 1:34 AM

Jesus Aguilar went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI to lead his team over the Reds 7-0 on Wednesday.

He plated the first RBI by poking an infield single in the first inning. The rest of them scored in a more impressive fashion -- he blasted a three-run homer off Matt Harvey in the third inning. Gio Gonzalez and Christian Yelich came along for the ride. The big first baseman seems to be recovering from a late-season swoon and has boosted his line back up to .275/.351/.545 with 33 home runs and 103 RBI in just 455 at-bats on the season. Imagine what he could do with another 150 at-bats like a lot of other hitters will get this year.
Sep 20 - 1:30 AM

Christian Yelich went 2-for-4 and scored two runs in a win over the Reds on Wednesday.

One of the hits was a double as the outfielder finishes strong in his first season with the Brewers. He was driven in twice by Jesus Aguilar, once on an infield single and the other on a three-run homer. He is setting new career highs in every category straight across the board as he takes his game to a new level. He owns a .319/.385/.569 slash line with 31 home runs, 93 RBI, 104 runs scored and 20 stolen bases. He is being mentioned as an MVP candidate for the first time in his career.
Sep 20 - 1:23 AM

Robbie Ray held the Cubs to one hit over six innings Wednesday in the Diamondbacks' 9-0 rout.

If the Diamondbacks somehow sneak into the wild card game, they might have an awfully tough call about who to start; Zack Greinke is the ace Patrick Corbin has been the best pitcher this year, but Ray is pretty much untouchable right now. He's given up a total of seven hits over 23 2/3 innings in his four starts this month.
Sep 20 - 1:23 AM



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