Drew Pomeranz does not need surgery on his left forearm.
Pomeranz began experiencing discomfort in his forearm near the end of the 2016 regular season and was moved into a bullpen role for the playoffs, but doctors found nothing overly concerning in a recent exam. He threw 170 2/3 innings this year in the majors -- almost double his previous career-high -- finishing with a cool 3.32 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 9.8 K/9. The 27-year-old southpaw should have a spot in Boston's rotation to open the 2017 season.
Indians manager Terry Francona said Trevor Bauer (finger) is on schedule to start Game 2 of the World Series against the Cubs on Wednesday night in Cleveland.
Bauer threw to hitters in a 20-pitch side session Monday at Progressive Field without his right pinkie opening up. He was forced from Game 3 of the ALCS last Monday in Toronto after just two-thirds of an inning when a deep laceration on that pinkie began bleeding and wouldn't stop. Bauer suffered the cut around 10 days ago while cleaning his remote control drone. He should be a go for Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday, but it's certainly a lingering concern.
Indians manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Carlos Santana "might" play some left field when the World Series shifts to Chicago for Games 3, 4, and 5.
There will be no DH available for the games at Wrigley Field, so Francona will probably have to sacrifice some outfield defense to keep both Santana and Mike Napoli in the starting lineup. Santana, who hasn't played the outfield in a major league game since 2012, was spotted shagging flyballs in left field during the Indians' team workout Monday at Progressive Field. He is at DH and batting fifth in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night in Cleveland.
C.J. Cron underwent surgery Tuesday to repair damage in his left thumb.
Cron broke his left hand back in July and some lingering effects of that injury followed him throughout the remainder of the season. The surgery comes with 6-8 weeks of rest and rehab, which means Cron might miss some winter work should be fine for the beginning of spring training next February. The big 26-year-old slashed .278/.325/.467 with 16 home runs and 69 RBI in 116 games this summer for Anaheim.
Indians bench coach Brad Mills told MLB Network on Tuesday that Jason Kipnis' left ankle is "fine."
Kipnis suffered a low ankle sprain while celebrating the final out of the ALCS, but he participated in a normal team workout on Monday and looked spry during pregame drills on Tuesday evening at Progressive Field. Kipnis is starting at second base and batting second in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night against Cubs left-hander Jon Lester.
Rajai Davis is at leadoff for the Indians in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night against the Cubs.
No surprises here with the Cubs throwing left-hander Jon Lester: Rajai Davis CF, Jason Kipnis 2B, Francisco Lindor SS, Mike Napoli 1B, Carlos Santana DH, Jose Ramirez 3B, Brandon Guyer LF, Lonnie Chisenhall RF, Roberto Perez C. Cleveland is throwing right-hander Corey Kluber in the 8:00 p.m. ET start at Progressive Field.
According to Cory Giger of the Altoona Mirror, the Pirates have promoted Joey Cora to be their new third base coach.
This comes after the Pirates fired third base coach Rick Sofield over the weekend. Cora, who played 11 seasons in the majors, managed the Pirates' Double-A affiliate this past season. He previously served as a coach with the White Sox and Marlins.
Jason Heyward is out of the Cubs' starting lineup for Game 1 of the World Series against the Indians on Tuesday.
Heyward is just 2-for-28 (.071) with eight strikeouts this postseason, so he's being benched in favor of Chris Coghlan against right-hander Corey Kluber. Also of note, Kyle Schwarber is in the starting lineup as expected, batting fifth out of the DH spot. The full lineup for Chicago: Dexter Fowler CF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Ben Zobrist LF, Schwarber DH, Javier Baez 2B, Coghlan RF, Addison Russell SS, David Ross C. Jon Lester will start for the Cubs.