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Michael Wacha will pitch out of the bullpen during the NLDS against the Dodgers.

It's hard to fault the Cardinals, as Wacha didn't show enough in September to secure a spot in the NLDS rotation. Adam Wainwright will start Game 1 and will be followed by Lance Lynn, John Lackey, and (if necessary) Shelby Miller.
Oct 1 - 2:06 PM

Michael Morse (oblique) is not on the Giants' roster for Wednesday's Wild Card Game against the Pirates.

It's not a big surprise, as Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that Morse was "doubtful" to play. The 32-year-old hasn't played since August 31 with a strained left oblique and his status is in question even if the Giants play far into October.
Oct 1 - 1:51 PM

The Phillies are in the process of scheduling hernia surgery for A.J. Burnett.

Burnett pitched through the injury for most of the season while posting a 4.59 ERA and 190/96 K/BB ratio over 213 2/3 innings. The 37-year-old has a $12.75 million player option for 2015, but he's still undecided about continuing his career.
Source: MLBBlogs.com
Oct 1 - 1:43 PM

Jake Peavy is on the Giants' roster for Wednesday's Wild Card Game against the Pirates.

Tim Lincecum is also on the roster. Peavy won't be used if all goes as planned for the Giants, but they want him around for insurance for Madison Bumgarner. The Giants are also going with three catchers, which will enable them to use Andrew Susac's bat off the bench.
Oct 1 - 1:12 PM

Cliff Lee (elbow) underwent an MRI last Friday which showed that his left flexor tendon is healing well.

Lee was shut down in late-July due to the recurrence of a flexor pronator strain in his left elbow. The veteran southpaw was treated with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection and will not require surgery. He'll begin a throwing program in November and the hope is that he'll be ready for spring training, but he remains a question mark going into 2015.
Source: MLBBlogs.com
Oct 1 - 12:26 PM

Lyle Overbay said on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM on Wednesday that he's "99.9 percent sure" that he'll retire.

Overbay appeared in 121 games with the Brewers this season while batting just .233/.328/.333 with four home runs and 28 RBI. Assuming he's done, the 37-year-old will finish his career with a .266 batting average to go along with 1,355 hits, 151 home runs and 675 RBI over 14 seasons.
Oct 1 - 12:11 PM

Ben Revere underwent right ankle surgery this week.

Revere had screws removed from the ankle and will be in a boot for two weeks. However, he should be fine by the time spring training rolls around. The 26-year-old outfielder batted .306/.325/.361 over 151 games this season while finishing fourth in the majors with 49 steals.
Oct 1 - 12:08 PM

Carlos Ruiz underwent left shoulder surgery this week.

Ruiz recently said that he has been playing through left shoulder soreness all season, so he finally got the issue addressed. The good news is that he is expected to be ready for spring training. The 35-year-old batted .252/.347/.370 with six home runs and 31 RBI over 110 games this season. He's owed $8.5 million in each of the next two season and his contract includes a $4.5 million club option for 2017 or a $500,000 buyout.
Oct 1 - 12:05 PM

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that Sandy Alomar, Jr. and Jim Tracy are candidates for the Diamondbacks' managerial vacancy.

Alomar has five spent seasons with the Indians as the first base, third base and bench coach. Tracy has previously managed with the Dodgers, Pirates, and Rockies. Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish adds that Jay Bell, Andy Green, Phil Nevin, and Turner Ward are other candidates for the job. More figure to be added to the list.
Oct 1 - 12:00 PM

Vance Worley is on the Pirates' roster for Wednesday's Wild Card Game against the Giants.

Francisco Liriano and Gerrit Cole are not on the roster, so Worley and Jeff Locke will serve as Edinson Volquez insurance out of the bullpen. With Russell Martin nursing a hamstring injury, the Pirates will carry three catchers, will Chris Stewart and Tony Sanchez also on the roster. The Pirates will reset if they make it through to the NLDS.
Oct 1 - 11:51 AM

Taijuan Walker will pitch 30 innings in the Arizona Fall League.

Walker missed some time this season with a shoulder injury, so the Mariners want to get him some more innings going into the offseason. The 22-year-old posted a 2.61 ERA and 34/18 K/BB ratio in 38 innings across five starts and three relief appearances in the majors this year and should be a popular late-round flier in mixed leagues in 2015.
Oct 1 - 11:24 AM

Adam Dunn acknowledged after the Athletics' loss to the Royals in the Wild Card Game on Tuesday that he still plans to retire.

"That's probably it," said Dunn, who waited 14 seasons and 2,001 career games to get to the playoffs, the longest such streak of any active player. The 34-year-old didn't make an appearance in Tuesday's Wild Card Game, but he has no regrets. "Not at all," said Dunn. "Let's not make a bigger deal out of it. I love Bob [Melvin]. He's one of the best managers I've ever played for. He's as good as there is out there. You wish the best for a guy like that. He's awesome. Awesome." If this is the end for Dunn, he'll finish with 462 career home runs, tying him for 35th on the all-time list.
Oct 1 - 8:51 AM

James Shields allowed four runs over five innings in the Royals' 9-8 extra-innings victory over the Athletics in Tuesday's Wild Card Game.

Shields served up a two-run shot to Brandon Moss in the first inning but then held the A's off the scoreboard for the next four frames. However, manager Ned Yost elected to pull him after a single and a walk to start off the sixth, and Yordano Ventura promptly gave up a gopher ball to Moss. The Royals battled back to tie it in the ninth and eventually won it on a walk-off single from Salvador Perez in the 12th. Shields will likely start Game 3 of the ALDS against the Angels on Sunday.
Oct 1 - 1:34 AM

Sean Doolittle yielded a run in the ninth inning to blow the save in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

Doolittle didn't pitch poorly, as he gave up a bloop single to Josh Willingham to start the inning and then watched the Royals score following a sac bunt, stolen base and sac fly. He then stayed in to pitch a scoreless 10th inning. The A's took the lead again in the 12th inning, but Dan Otero and Jason Hammel combined to surrender a pair of runs.
Oct 1 - 1:27 AM

Jon Lester was charged with six runs over 7 1/3 innings in Tuesday's Wild Card Game loss to the Royals.

Lester really settled in after a rocky start, but A's manager Bob Melvin stuck with him too long in the eighth inning after he was well past 100 pitches. He wound up getting charged with three runs that frame, two of which that scored after he exited. It wasn't the ideal finish for the impending free agent, but Lester will still get a boatload of cash this winter.
Oct 1 - 1:22 AM



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