1B | Lance Berkman | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers 1B Lance Berkman (hip, knee) has gone 0-for-12 in five games since returning from the disabled list and still is unable to swing from the right side. "I know he hasn't done a heck of a lot, but he's one of those guys who can wake up on a cold day with snow out there and get a base hit," manager Ron Washington said.
Berkman won't see enough action in the final week to justify keeping him around on your roster. Texas is unlikely to carry him on their playoff roster, too, if he continues to battle injuries.
1B | Matt Adams | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (elbow) left the game Wednesday, Sept. 18, against the Colorado Rockies due to a sore right elbow, according to the team.
2B | Wilfredo Tovar | New York Mets | Transaction
The New York Mets recalled 2B Wilfredo Tovar from Double-A Binghamton Thursday, Sept. 19.
2B | Omar Infante | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 2B Omar Infante (quadriceps) was held out of the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 18, against the Seattle Mariners, in an effort to keep him fresh with a day game coming Thursday, Sept. 19. Plus, Infante has been battling a sore quadriceps. "His quad was a little tight last night and I'm not going to take any chances, because I want him playing tomorrow against the lefty," manager Jim Leyland said.
2B | Justin Turner | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets 2B Justin Turner (hamstring) is "still a few days away" from returning from a strained right hamstring, manager Terry Collins said Tuesday, Sept. 18.
2B | Marco Scutaro | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 2B Marco Scutaro's (pinkie) MRI results showed only inflammation in his pinkie.
Scutaro should return to the lineup before the end of the season, possibly in a few days.
SS | Ruben Tejada | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada (fibula) suffered a broken right fibula in the game Wednesday, Sept. 18, against the San Francisco Giants and he is out for the remainder of the season.
SS | Hanley Ramirez | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (back, hamstring) was out of the lineup Wednesday, Sept. 18, and he is expected to sit again Thursday, Sept. 19. "It's going to be a matter of keeping him sharp and getting plenty of rest," manager Don Mattingly said.
SS | Jean Segura | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SS Jean Segura (hamstring) left the game Wednesday, Sept. 18, against the Chicago Cubs early due to a strained right hamstring. The team says he is considered day to day.
SS | Andrelton Simmons | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (neck) is sitting out due to neck tightness Wednesday, Sept. 18.
3B | David Wright | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets 3B David Wright (hamstring) will return from the disabled list Friday, Sept. 20.
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3B | Mark DeRosa | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Mark DeRosa has yet to make a decision on whether he'll return in 2014 or retire. The team has a $750,000 club option for next season.
3B | Nolan Arenado | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado (thumb) remains out of the lineup Wednesday, Sept. 18.
3B | Donnie Murphy | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 3B Donnie Murphy (wrist) is being listed as day-to-day with a sore left wrist.
C | Russell Martin | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin was rested Wednesday, Sept. 17, and will sit out again Thursday, Sept. 19, as manager Clint Hurdle wants him to be rested for a weekend series against the Cincinnati Reds.
C | Wilin Rosario | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies C Wilin Rosario (calf) is not back in the lineup Wednesday, Sept. 18.
C | Travis d'Arnaud | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets C Travis d'Arnaud (shoulder) is not catching Wednesday, Sept. 18, but hopes to return to the lineup Thursday, Sept. 19. C Juan Centeno received the starting nod in his place.
OF | Michael Cuddyer | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer (forearm, wrist) suffered injuries to his right forearm and left wrist while diving for a ball Wednesday, Sept. 18. His status for the game Thursday, Sept. 19, is uncertain, as his forearm is swollen.
OF | Shane Victorino | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (thumb) left the game Wednesday, Sept. 18, against the Baltimore Orioles due to a jammed right thumb. He is considered day to day.
OF | Carl Crawford | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday, Sept. 18, that the team will "be careful" with OF Carl Crawford (back), and he will sit against upcoming left-handed opposing pitchers. OF Scott Van Slyke will get the starting nod in left field in those situations.
OF | Torii Hunter | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland held OF Torii Hunter out of the lineup Wednesday, Sept. 18, against the Seattle Mariners, as the skipper wanted to keep the veteran fresh for the day game Thursday, Sept. 19.
OF | Denard Span | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Denard Span went 1-for-5 with a run scored Wednesday, Sept. 18, against the Atlanta Braves, extending his hitting streak to 29 games. His streak is the longest in the majors this season.
OF | Andre Ethier | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier (ankle) might resume working out on the field this weekend during the road series against the San Diego Padres.
OF | Jason Heyward | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (jaw) took 30 swings in batting practice off a minor league pitcher Wednesday, Sept. 18, the first time he has taken swings against a pitcher since his jaw was broken Aug. 21. Heyward wants to play in a few regular season games before the postseason starts, but he still needs to test his legs and reactions in game speeds. "Kind of see where we are and still continue to look at what the progression should be or can be," general manager Frank Wren said. "It's a very fluid situation, because you're trying to do what's best for him and what's best to get him ready, and also being mindful of his health and how he feels." The Braves could still send Heyward to the instructional league before he gets into a major league game.
OF | Jacoby Ellsbury | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury (foot) remains optimistic that he'll return before the end of the regular season. Ellsbury is taking things day-to-day right now. "Just following the doc's orders on what he has in store for me. Each day I come in and try to push the envelope even with them trying to get back on the field," he said.
SP | Justin Masterson | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Justin Masterson (oblique) threw from 120 feet in a long toss drill and made 20 to 25 throws off flat ground Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Masterson could return for the final week of regular season play, but even then, he might just pitch in relief. Don't hold out hope that you'll get another start from him.
SP | Stephen Strasburg | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez will move up in the rotation to start Thursday, Sept. 19, with SP Stephen Strasburg (forearm) being pushed back to Saturday, Sept. 21.
SP | Hisashi Iwakuma | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge said Wednesday, Sept. 18, that SP Hisashi Iwakuma will make just one more start this season. The date of that outing is not yet known.
SP | Edinson Volquez | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Edinson Volquez (blister) remains on track to make his next scheduled start Friday, Sept. 20, against the San Diego Padres. He left his previous outing due to blister on his thumb, but he was able to throw a bullpen session Wednesday, Sept. 18, without any issue.
SP | Chris Capuano | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Chris Capuano (groin) received a platelet-rich plasma injection. He is expected to throw another bullpen session sometime during the series against the San Diego Padres.
SP | Zack Wheeler | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler could make two more starts this season, according to manager Terry Collins. Wheeler has thrown 168 2/3 innings this season and 100 in 17 starts at the major league level. He allowed four runs in five innings while walking a career-high six against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, Sept. 17. His next start will likely come against the Cincinnati Reds Monday, Sept. 23.
SP | Ross Detwiler | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Ross Detwiler (back) is unlikely to return this season with only 11 games remaining in the regular season. Detwiler threw three innings during a bullpen session Tuesday, Sept. 17, and will pitch in the instructional league Monday, Sept. 23. "If that's the plan, he might as well stay down there," manager Davey Johnson said. "I don't see it. If he gets four days off, there will only be one or two games left. I don't see the point in coming out just for one game for us. That's going to be a decision made down the road." Detwiler hasn't pitched since July 3.
SP | Joe Kelly | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Joe Kelly (calf) is dealing with soreness in his upper right calf, but he's expecting to make his next start.
SP | Kyle Kendrick | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Kyle Kendrick (shoulder) is dealing with rotator cuff tendonitis, and he'll attempt to play catch Friday, Sept. 20. He could make his last two starts of the season.
RP | Jesse Crain | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury,
Tampa Bay Rays RP Jesse Crain (shoulder) will pitch in the instructional league Thursday, Sept. 19.
RP | Boone Logan | New York Yankees | Injury,
New York Yankees RP Boone Logan (elbow) threw a bullpen session Wednesday, Sept. 18, and could return to the team Friday, Sept. 20.
RP | Phil Coke | Detroit Tigers | Injury
Detroit Tigers RP Phil Coke (elbow) has been shut down for a couple of days due to elbow tenderness.
RP | Octavio Dotel | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers RP Octavio Dotel (forearm) visited renowned Dr. James Andrews this month and was given a platelet-rich plasma injection, as well as a rehab schedule. He will turn 40 in November, and will be a free-agent, but he is hopeful of returning to pitch in 2014.
RP | Bruce Rondon | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers RP Bruce Rondon (elbow) was able to threw long toss at 120 feet before the game Wednesday, Sept. 18. "It went very well; he was very happy," the head trainer said. "At the end, he shortened up and let some balls go nice and easy and felt very good, very encouraged." Rondon will play catch Thursday, Sept. 19.
RP | Frank Francisco | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets RP Frank Francisco (hand) was no longer wearing a heavy wrap around his right hand Wednesday, Sept. 18, and manager Terry Collins said he was still "a day or so off."
RP | Jeremy Affeldt | San Francisco Giants | Injury,
San Francisco Giants RP Jeremy Affeldt (groin) is likely done for the rest of the year after feeling more groin soreness.
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