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Paul Konerko (hand) could be available to play Wednesday.

If he's not ready Wednesday, he thinks he'll "certainly" be available Friday. Konerko hit 30 pitches in extended batting practice Tuesday. "It’s pretty much ready to go," Konerko said. "I’ve got to get more baseball activity in. I didn’t hit for 10-12 days or take any ground balls, any of that. Now it’s just kind of getting that stuff in. I don’t see any reason why I can’t be available as early as (Wednesday), but certainly Friday."
Source: CSN Chicago
Sep 16 - 7:39 PM

Chris Dickerson has elected free agency.

He had been removed from the Indians' 40-man roster last week. Dickerson will seek another minor league deal over the offseason.
Sep 16 - 7:31 PM

Hanley Ramirez was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to a right elbow strain.

It's not clear how the ailment popped up or how long he might be sidelined, but the Dodgers should provide more on his status later Tuesday. Justin Turner took Ramirez's spot at shortstop.
Sep 16 - 7:30 PM

Padres manager Bud Black said Tuesday that the next 3-4 days are "critical" for the future status of Tyson Ross.

Ross's next scheduled start has been pushed back indefinitely due to what has only been described as "general soreness." The Padres have not yet shut him down, as they want to see how he reacts to treatment. Ross has already easily set a career high with 195 1/3 innings, so don't be surprised if the Pads ultimately decide to shut him down.
Sep 16 - 7:27 PM

Seth Smith was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a sore hamstring.

It sounds like a minor issue, as Smith could be available to pinch-hit. Consider him day-to-day.
Sep 16 - 7:22 PM

Chase Anderson will be shut down for the season after Friday's start in Colorado.

He's already thrown 148 1/3 frames between the majors and minors, which is easily a career high. Anderson has been one of the few bright spots for the D'Backs this season, sporting a solid 3.70 ERA and 100/38 K/BB ratio over 109 1/3 innings. The 26-year-old can surely be penciled into a rotation spot for next season.
Sep 16 - 7:21 PM

Andrew Chafin will start on Wednesday against the Giants.

It had been Randall Delgado's slot, but Delgado has returned to the bullpen. Chafin tossed five scoreless innings in a spot start last month but isn't something worth considering in fantasy leagues.
Sep 16 - 7:17 PM

Joaquin Benoit (shoulder) could rejoin the Padres' bullpen on Friday.

Benoit threw a bullpen session Sunday with no issues and will throw another 'pen session Wednesday. If that goes well, he'll be cleared to return to action. It remains to be seen whether the reliever will immediately regain his closer job, but he certainly needs to be owned in fantasy leagues.
Sep 16 - 7:15 PM

Tim Hudson has been receiving treatment on his right hip.

Hudson had issues with his left hip earlier this season. However, he'll throw a bullpen session on Tuesday and remains in line to make his next scheduled start Friday.
Sep 16 - 7:12 PM

Nick Castellanos was a late scratch from Tuesday's lineup due to a sore left foot.

Castellanos fouled a ball off the foot in his final at-bat Monday and is still feeling the after effects. Consider him day-to-day. Don Kelly took Castellanos' spot at third base Tuesday, with Rajai Davis entering the lineup in center field.
Sep 16 - 7:09 PM

Matt Shoemaker has been diagnosed with a "very mild" left oblique strain.

Shoemaker had to exit Monday's outing with the injury. The Angels are calling him day-to-day, with the right-hander saying he's "very optimistic" about being ready for the postseason. Still, he will miss at least one start, with one late-season tune-up before the playoffs probably representing the best-case scenario.
Sep 16 - 7:06 PM

Mat Latos (elbow) played catch with no issues on Tuesday.

It's the first time he's thrown since he was scratched from Friday's start with a bone bruise in his right elbow. Reds manager Bryan Price indicated over the weekend that Latos is unlikely to return this season, and that's probably still the case given how little time is left. Still, it seems like the door hasn't been shut yet.
Sep 16 - 6:54 PM

Ryan Raburn (knee) might not return this season.

Raburn reported improvement with his left knee Tuesday, but he's set to undergo an MRI and the Indians seem unlikely to push him to return at this point. It would be the end of a disappointing season for Raburn, who has hit just .200/.250/.297 with four homers over 74 games this season.
Sep 16 - 6:45 PM

An MRI on Zach Walters' right rib cage showed no structural damage.

It's believed that he's merely dealing with some soft tissue damage, which leaves open the possibility of him returning before the end of the season. Walters is hitting just .157/.213/.386 but has six homers in 27 games with the Tribe.
Sep 16 - 6:43 PM

Bryan Morris might be done for the season after aggravating his right groin injury on September 9.

The Marlins haven't officially ruled him out, but his return isn't looking likely at this point. "I aggravated it pretty good during that game in Milwaukee," Morris said. "In all reality for it to heal all the way up it’s going to take four to six weeks. Obviously we didn’t have four to six weeks at the time. I don’t know where we’re going from here. I just know right now we’re not doing anything." If he's indeed done, Morris ends his season having posted a 1.82 ERA over and a 0.66 mark with the Marlins.
Sep 16 - 6:40 PM



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