Chris Coghlan was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Pirates due to an apparent left leg injury.
Coghlan was forced out of the game after he collided with the wall while chasing a fly ball in the fifth inning. The veteran outfielder was able to walk off the field under his own power and was replaced by Albert Almora in left field. The Cubs should provide a further update on his injury later on Wednesday.
Drew Pomeranz (forearm) will throw a bullpen session on Thursday.
Pomeranz has already been scratched from Thursday's scheduled start due to left forearm soreness. He has thrown a career-high 169 1/3 innings this season. "We talked about maybe trying to get ready for a spot in the bullpen [for the postseason]," Pomeranz said. "I don't know how everything was playing out, but that's what we decided on."
Shin-Soo Choo (forearm) is expected to rejoin the Rangers on Friday.
Choo is on the mend from a fractured left forearm sustained on August 17. In terms of his potential postseason role, it is more likely that the Rangers utilize him in the outfield than at designated hitter. But it's all up in the air at the moment. Choo was batting .247/.369/.416 with seven home runs and six stolen bases in 45 games before his latest disabled list stint. He has also missed time this season with back, calf, and hamstring injuries.
Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that manager Mike Matheny is safe.
There is near-constant clamoring from fans (and some in the media) about Matheny's lineups, bullpen management, and in-game strategy, but the Cardinals' higher-ups seem content with the fifth-year manager. "Mike’s done a really good job for us," DeWitt said. "There’s no thought that we’re going to go in any different direction." Matheny has guided the Cardinals to the postseason every year on the job, and they're in Wild Card contention here in late September. Matheny's overall managerial record since taking over for Hall of Fame skipper Tony La Russa is 457-348.
Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) is questionable for this weekend's series against the Dodgers.
Nunez initially injured his right hamstring on a slide in Sunday's game against the Padres and subsequently underwent an MRI. While nothing major was discovered, there is obviously still some lingering discomfort. The newly-acquired Gordon Beckham could start in his place at third base if Nunez is unable to go this weekend. Conor Gillaspie is another option.