Curtis Granderson was named Friday as the 2016 recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award.
The humanitarian award honors the major league player who best represents the game both on and off the field. The 35-year-old has long been lauded for his charitable efforts and giving back to the community. He also had a pretty solid season on the field, slashing .237/.335/.464 with 30 homers and 59 RBI. He's the fourth player in Mets' history to win the award, joining Gary Carter (1989), Al Leiter (2000) and Carlos Delgado (2006).
Indians manager Terry Francona announced Friday that Trevor Bauer will start Game 5 of the World Series against the Cubs.
The Tribe had already announced that Corey Kluber would work on short rest in Game 4. Bauer labored in his Game 2 loss, throwing 87 pitches in just 3 2/3 innings. Danny Salazar worked in relief of him in Game 5 and should also be available for Game 5 should Bauer struggle again.
Brewers activated LHP Sean Nolin from the 60-day disabled list; sent him outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
He's now off the club's 40-man roster. Nolin missed all of this season with elbow issues, eventually having Tommy John surgery in August. He might not pitch in a game until 2018.
Brewers sent 1B Andy Wilkins outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Wilkins spent nearly all of 2016 at Colorado Springs, hitting only .235/.321/.419 with 12 homers. He'll have to earn his way back onto the 40-man roster.
Brewers sent INF/OF Jake Elmore outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Elmore saw action in 58 games for Milwaukee this season, batting .218/.371/.244. The 29-year-old can declare free agency if he wants.
Brewers sent INF Garin Cecchini outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Cecchini spent all of 2016 at Colorado Springs, hitting and underwhelming .271/.325/.380 with five homers. He's now off the Brew Crew's 40-man roster.
Carlos Santana is starting in left field and batting leadoff for the Indians on Friday in Game 3 of the World Series.
Santana has played just one game in the outfield in the majors and that was back in 2012. He's shagged flies the last few days and evidently looked comfortable enough that the Indians are willing to take a hit on defense in order to keep his bat in the lineup. The Tribe's full batting order is as follows: Santana LF, Jason Kipnis 2B, Francisco Lindor SS, Mike Napoli 1B, Jose Ramirez 3B, Lonnie Chisenhall RF, Coco Crisp LF, Roberto Perez C, Tyler Naquin CF, Josh Tomlin P.
Jorge Soler is starting in right field and batting sixth for the Cubs on Friday in Game 3 of the World Series.
It's his second straight start in right field after Chris Coghlan got the start in Game 1. $184 million outfielder Jason Heyward has been on the bench for all three contests so far and hasn't started since Game 5 of the NLCS. The Cubs' full lineup looks like this: Dexter Fowler CF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Ben Zobrist LF, Willson Contreras C, Soler RF, Javier Baez 2B, Addison Russell SS, Kyle Hendricks P.