3B | David Wright | New York Mets | Fantasy,
The New York Mets are expected to approach 3B David Wright with an opening contract offer around $100 million, according to people familiar with the team's plans. New York is expected to negotiate with Wright for most of this month before entertaining trade possibilities. The Mets would also like to sign SP R.A. Dickey to an extension. Wright remains optimistic that a deal can be reached.
3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi hinted that he may drop 3B Alex Rodriguez down in the batting order after he's gone 1-for-9 with five strikeouts in the first two games of the American League Division Series. "I think that we're going to do whatever it takes to win this three-game series," Girardi said when asked specifically about moving A-Rod. "Nothing that we do will be something that is just a knee-jerk reaction."
C | Buster Posey | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey would catch SP Barry Zito in a potential Game 4 of the Divisional Series against the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday, Oct. 10. C Hector Sanchez caught 25 of Zito's 32 starts in the regular season. Zito had a 4.08 ERA in 143 1/3 innings with Sanchez catching and a 4.39 ERA in 41 innings with Posey catching him.
OF | Seth Smith | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics OF Seth Smith went 1-for-3 with a solo home run while serving as the designated hitter in Game 3 of the American League Division Series Tuesday, Oct. 9, against the Detroit Tigers.
OF | Hunter Pence | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (cramps) battled through leg cramps in Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the Cincinnati Reds. He walked with a noticeable limp, but finished the game. He was 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts.
OF | Yasiel Puig | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (elbow) will miss the Arizona Fall League due to a staph infection of his right elbow.
OF | Josh Hamilton | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
The Texas Rangers won't make a contract extension offer to OF Josh Hamilton before he hits free agency.
SP | Chris Carpenter | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter will not have an inning or pitch limit in Game 3 of the NLDS.
SP | Lance Lynn | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals P Lance Lynn is unavailable out of the bullpen for Game 3. He's not ruled out for Game 4, though.
SP | Mike Leake | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake has been added to the NLDS roster and will start Game 4 in place of SP Johnny Cueto (oblique). Cueto will not be available for the NLCS.
SP | Max Scherzer | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers SP Max Scherzer will start in Game 4 of the American League Division Series Wednesday, Oct. 10, against the Detroit Tigers, and he will be opposed by rookie SP A.J. Griffin. Scherzer was 1-0 with a 3.24 ERA with 13 strikeouts in just 8 1/3 innings against the Athletics during the regular season.
SP | Anibal Sanchez | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez allowed two earned runs, five hits and two walks with three strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings in a loss in Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the Oakland Athletics. The Tigers are now 0-5 in Sanchez's past five games against teams with a winning record.
SP | A.J. Griffin | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin is scheduled to start Game 4 of the American League Division Series Wednesday, Oct. 10, against the Detroit Tigers, and he'll be opposed by SP Max Scherzer.
SP | Brett Anderson | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Brett Anderson allowed two hits and two walks with six strikeouts over six scoreless innings in a win Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the Detroit Tigers. It was his first career playoff victory. It was the 11th shutout for the Athletics in postseason history.
SP | Homer Bailey | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey allowed one earned run, one hit and one walk while striking out 10 batters over seven innings in a no-decision in Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants.
SP | Mat Latos | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Mat Latos (illness) said Tuesday, Oct. 9, that he does not have the flu. "Just a congestion," Latos said.
SP | Ryan Vogelsong | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong allowed one earned run, three hits and three walks over five innings in a no-decision Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the Cincinnati Reds. He struck out five batters, but needed 95 pitches to record just 15 outs.
SP | Stephen Strasburg | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg said he thinks he was tipping some of his pitches in some of his starts this year. "I was tipping pitches some games," Strasburg said. "Guys take better swings when they know what's coming. That's one thing I got to work on, is … making sure that when I'm switching pitches in my hand, that I'm not moving my glove a little bit. I feel like if I do that a little better and disguise it a little bit, they're not going to have as good of passes on it."
SP | Jaime Garcia | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) will seek a second opinion on his arm Thursday, Oct. 11. His first opinion didn't recommend he undergo surgery.
SP | C.J. Wilson | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP C.J. Wilson (elbow) will undergo cleanup surgery on his left elbow Tuesday, Oct. 23, and the team expects the lefty to be ready to play in spring training next year. "It's a quick visit to Dr. Yocum, 40 minutes and it's done," Wilson said following his final start in Seattle on Oct. 1. "I had the same problem in 2008. I bounced back pretty well the last couple years after that so I'm looking at that with a lot of optimism."
SP | Shelby Miller | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) has been removed from the team's roster for the National League Division Series, and he is being replaced by SP Shelby Miller. Garcia is dealing with a rotator cuff strain and inflammation. Miller becomes the third rookie in the bullpen.
RP | Craig Stammen | Washington Nationals | Injury
Washington Nationals RP Craig Stammen (illness) is battling an illness.
RP | Santiago Casilla | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants RP Santiago Casilla (illness) is battling a head cold. He made it through his appearance in Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the Cincinnati Reds without issue, walking a batter and striking out one batter in two-thirds scoreless innings.
RP | Joakim Soria | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy,
The Kansas City Royals have privately acknowledged that they will exercise their $750,000 buyout on RP Joakim Soria's (elbow) $8 million option for the 2013 season, which will make him a free agent. However, Kansas City would like to bring him back on a new deal which would have a much lower guarantee and include plenty of performance bonuses. Soria is currently throwing twice a week and is expected to move to three times a week by late October.
RP | Robert Coello | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents,
The Toronto Blue Jays released RP Robert Coello Tuesday, Oct. 9.
RP | Vinnie Chulk | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents,
Milwaukee Brewers RP Vinnie Chulk refused his minor league assignment and has become a free agent.
RP | Aaron Laffey | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents,
Toronto Blue Jays Ps Bobby Korecky and Aaron Laffey both refused their minor league assignments, making them free agents.
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