Bryce Harper is not in the Nationals starting lineup on Saturday.
It's just a routine day off for Harper. Ryan Zimmerman will make his return to the lineup and start in left field while Jayson Werth covers right. The 21-year-old outfielder is hitting .271/.340/.428 with 13 homers and 32 RBI in his 93 games on the year.
Nationals activated INF Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-day disabled list.
Zimmerman missed 55 games with a torn hamstring, but has taken at-bats in extended spring training games in recent days and is ready for a return. He will bat sixth and start in left field on Saturday. The Nationals will ease him back into action though, so fantasy owners shouldn't expect him to play every night over the final week of the regular season.
Mike Napoli is not in the Red Sox lineup on Saturday.
Napoli has received very regular rest down the stretch as he has battled illness as well as discomfort in his left ring finger. Allen Craig will get the call at first base in his place and will hit fourth against Chris Tillman and the Orioles.
Michael Cuddyer is not in the Rockies starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Apparently the veteran outfielder must've tired himself out driving in a career-best seven runs in Friday's victory. Look for him to return to his regularly scheduled spot in the lineup on Sunday.
Jacoby Ellsbury (hamstring) indicated Saturday that he's hopeful he will be able to return before the conclusion of the 2014 season.
Ellsbury sustained a strained right hamstring in the late innings of Friday's contest against the Blue Jays. While Yankees manager Joe Girardi said there's a good chance Ellsbury will be shut down, if he progresses in the coming days he could return for a couple of games by the end of next week. Fantasy owners should have a contingency option in place in case he can't go though.