Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced Friday that Michael Fulmer would start for the Tigers in a potential make-up game against the Indians on Monday if that game is necessary.
That game will be played if it has an impact on the standings, either on the Tigers in the wild card race or in the Indians' battle for home field advantage. As the game counts as a regular season game, fantasy owners in heated battles may be wise to load up on Tigers and Indians as that game looks increasingly likely to go.
Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that the Braves have interviewed four internal candidates for their managerial opening.
Interim manager Brian Snitker, bench coach Terry Pendleton, third base coach Bo Porter and first base coach Eddie Perez all got a chance to interview for the position. Snitker has done a terrific job since taking over midseason and should get serious consideration for the position. Bowman also notes that Pendleton was very impressive in his interview according to team sources.
Ty Blach will make another start for the Giants on Saturday against the Dodgers.
The club had planned to start Albert Suarez in this spot, but due to the Dodgers struggles against left-handed pitching, Blach makes more sense. He may be on a short leash though, so he's best avoided for fantasy purposes.
Jean Segura (ribs) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in his return to the Diamondbacks lineup on Friday.
Segura was forced to make an early exit from Thursday's game due to a cramp under his left rib cage. He's having an outstanding season atop the D'Backs lineup, slashing .319/.367/.496 with 20 homers, 64 RBI and 32 stolen bases.
Mike Trout (shoulder) returned to the Angels lineup on Friday, going 0-for-3 with a walk and a pair of stolen bases in a victory over the Astros.
With his pair of swipes, Trout now has 29 stolen bases on the season. He also sits at 29 home runs. He'll undoubtedly push to get each of those numbers to 30 over the final two days of the regular season.