Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday that Juan Lagares (elbow) will miss at least a few games.
Lagares exited Tuesday's contest with a sprained right elbow. It sounds like he's expected back at some point before the end of the season, but the Mets will be careful. Kirk Nieuwenhuis is in center field Wednesday.
Jordy Mercer (back) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.
Mercer will miss his second straight start due to back tightness. He remains day-to-day. Clint Barmes will fill in again at shortstop.
Major League Baseball has suspended Marcus Stroman six games for intentionally throwing at the Orioles' Caleb Joseph during Monday's game.
Stroman has maintained his innocence and will appeal the suspension, but it was pretty clear that he did it on purpose. With expanded rosters, he could just drop the appeal after his next scheduled outing Saturday and simply get a couple extra days off between starts.
Jay Bruce is not in the Reds' lineup Wednesday.
Manager Bryan Price evidently wasn't pleased with his team's effort during a one-hit shutout Tuesday, and he's responded by benching every regular. Wednesday's starter for the Cubs, Kyle Hendricks, makes for a fine streaming option.
Nick Markakis is not in the Orioles' lineup Wednesday.
The Orioles are actually starting most of their regulars a day after capturing the American League East crown, but Markakis is getting a breather. He's earned it, having started 141 of a possible 151 games this season.