Alex Bregman is not in the Astros starting lineup for Friday night's contest against the Angels.
Bregman (hamstring) returned to action on Wednesday, but it looks as though they'll still play things cautiously with him down the stretch. Expect to see him back in the lineup on Saturday if the Astros remain in wild card contention.
Evan Gattis is not in the Astros starting lineup on Friday.
It's just a day of rest for the White Bear, who has been doing a lot of work behind the plate recently. Expect to see him at some point on Friday as a pinch hitter and and his return to the lineup on Saturday.
Danny Salazar (forearm) could throw a simulated game on Monday according to manager Terry Francona.
It will all depend on how the right-hander feels the next couple of days after throwing a 30-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday. Salazar still has his sights set on returning to the Tribe's rotation for the ALDS.
Jeff Hoffman will start for the Rockies on Saturday against the Brewers.
He's taking the place of Tyler Anderson who was scratched due to general soreness. Hoffman has struggled in his limited time with the big league club, registering a 5.47 ERA, 1.90 WHIP and 15/15 K/BB ratio over 26 1/3 innings. He has zero appeal as a streaming option and should be stacked heavily against in Colorado on Saturday evening.
Tyler Anderson was scratched from his scheduled start on Saturday against the Brewers due to general soreness.
Jeff Hoffman will start in his place. Anderson has already logged 114 1/3 innings with the big league club this season and another 30 2/3 in the minor leagues, so the Rockies are playing things cautiously and won't push him at all. He wraps up the season with a 3.54 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 99/28 K/BB ratio for the Rockies. He should have a leg up on a rotation spot heading into 2017 and could have some streamer appeal in the later rounds of mixed league drafts.