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Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that Alex Avila (concussion) felt "disoriented" when he tried taking some swings Thursday and Friday.

Avila is sitting out Friday for the 10th time in 17 games this month due to post-concussion issues, and it sounds like, if anything, his symptoms are getting worse. With just over a week left in the season, he might not make it back. James McCann is getting the start behind the dish Friday.
Sep 19 - 5:12 PM

Evan Gattis (kidney stone) could be available to pinch-hit Friday.

Gattis hasn't played since September 7 due to strep throat and a kidney stone, but he'll take batting practice Friday and could be available off the bench. Christian Bethancourt is at catcher again Friday.
Sep 19 - 5:05 PM

Ryan Raburn underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday.

Raburn will need 6-8 weeks of rehab to recover from an operation that repaired a lateral meniscus tear. His normally offseason routine might be delayed a bit, but he'll be fine for spring training. Raburn batted just .200/.250/.297 with four home runs over 74 games for the Tribe this season.
Sep 19 - 4:37 PM

Jose Fernandez (elbow) has been cleared to begin a throwing program on October 1.

He was officially cleared after having a checkup on Thursday. Fernandez is obviously facing a long road back and will likely miss most of the first half next season after having Tommy John surgery in mid-May.
Sep 19 - 4:33 PM

The Marlins have officially shut Bryan Morris (groin) down for the season.

Morris aggravated his right groin injury back on September 9 and the club has decided it's best not to push him to make it back this month. It's an unfortunate ending to what has been a terrific season for the righty, as he posted a 1.82 ERA with 50 strikeouts over 64 1/3 innings.
Sep 19 - 4:28 PM

Welington Castillo has been diagnosed with a left rib contusion.

Castillo exited Friday's game in the first inning with the injury. He'll be re-evaluated before it's determined how much time he might miss.
Sep 19 - 4:12 PM

Alex Avila (concussion) remained out of the Tigers' lineup Friday.

Avila has dealt with post-concussion issues for a good chunk of September, starting just nine of a possible 16 games. He'll miss the first game of the huge three-game set against the Royals and it's not clear when he'll return to action. James McCann is behind the dish Friday.
Sep 19 - 3:56 PM

Nick Markakis (shoulder) remained out of the Orioles' lineup Friday.

Markakis has now missed two straight starts after being hit on the right shoulder by a pitch on Tuesday. He hasn't needed to undergo any tests but noted that it hurts to lift his arm above his head. He's hoping to return on Saturday. Steve Pearce is in right field again Friday, with Christian Walker covering first base.
Sep 19 - 3:35 PM

Paul Konerko is back in the White Sox' lineup Friday.

Konerko hasn't played since September 2, when he suffered a small fracture in his left hand. He'll attempt to play through the ailment in the final days of his season (and career).
Sep 19 - 3:28 PM

Jason Heyward (thumb) is not in the Braves' lineup Friday.

Heyward exited Wednesday's game with a left thumb injury, and although X-rays came back clean, the thumb is still swollen. He's listed as day-to-day and could be available as a defensive replacement Friday. Ryan Doumit is in right field in Heyward's place.
Sep 19 - 3:23 PM

Vance Worley will start on Sunday versus the Brewers.

Charlie Morton took his spot for one turn, but his sports hernia is acting up again. Worley has faded in recent weeks but still boasts a 3.18 ERA and 1.26 WHIP over 96 1/3 innings this season.
Sep 19 - 3:18 PM

Charlie Morton (sports hernia) has been scratched from Sunday's start against the Brewers.

Morton managed to toss five shutout innings in his return to the rotation Tuesday, but his sports hernia was bothering him and he was still in a subsequent bullpen session. It seems unlikely that he'll return this season. Vance Worley will take the ball on Sunday.
Sep 19 - 3:16 PM

Welington Castillo left Friday's game against the Dodgers with an apparent back injury.

Castillo appeared to tweak his back in the top of the first inning and was pinch-hit for by Rafael Lopez in the bottom of the frame. The Cubs should have more on Castillo's status later Friday.
Sep 19 - 3:02 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) is aiming to resume throwing on Saturday or Sunday.

The hope had been that he could start throwing Friday, but he remains sore after receiving a cortisone shot. Ryu did report improvement Friday and thinks he'll be back in time for the playoffs, but we'll just have to see how he recovers over the next couple weeks.
Sep 19 - 12:21 PM

Cubs activated RHP Edwin Jackson from the 15-day disabled list.

Jackson will rejoin the Cubs' rotation on Friday against the Dodgers after missing the last month with a strained right lat. He holds a 6.09 ERA on the season and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Sep 19 - 12:14 PM



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