1B | Paul Konerko | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 1B Paul Konerko will not make a decision on his future until the offseason, according to a source with knowledge of the subject. "My goal coming into the season was to give it everything I had in 2013," Konerko said. "I am going to go at the pace I have been going at; you only get one of these careers. It is not like I have the right answer so I will continue to do what I feel is right."
1B | Allen Craig | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Allen Craig (foot) will have X-rays on his left foot Thursday, Sept. 26. If all looks well, he could begin taking swings against instructional league pitchers.
It sounds like he would be questionable for the NLDS, should the Cards make it that far.
1B | Prince Fielder | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 1B Prince Fielder played in his 500th consecutive game Monday, Sept. 23, against the Minnesota Twins. He was unaware of the feat when asked. "Oh, I didn't even know," Fielder said. "Yeah, that's good. That's pretty cool. It's another day."
1B | Albert Pujols | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols (foot) will not need to have surgery on his left heel. He started ramping up his activities two to three weeks ago in case the Angels snuck into the playoffs, but he shut himself down for the year a week ago.
2B | Alexi Casilla | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 2B Alexi Casilla (head) was involved in a collision with OF Nick Markakis in the game Monday, Sept. 23, and forced to leave due to a head injury. He will undergo a CT scan.
SS | Jose Iglesias | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (hand) fielded ground balls in batting practice Monday, Sept. 23, for the first time since suffering a brised left hand Thursday, Sept. 19. He has yet to take batting practice, and will not do so until he can hold a bat without discomfort.
SS | Jean Segura | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SS Jean Segura (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Monday, Sept. 23, but OF Khris Davis (wrist) is returning.
SS | Brad Miller | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SS Brad Miller (hamstring) is back in the lineup Monday, Sept. 23.
3B | Manny Machado | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) will undergo an MRI on his left knee Tuesday, Sept. 24. He left the game Monday, Sept. 23, due to a knee injury, and he had X-rays. However, results of those tests are not yet known.
3B | Miguel Cabrera | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera (groin) is in the starting lineup Monday, Sept. 23.
C | Russell Martin | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin (knee) is back in the starting lineup Monday, Sept. 23.
C | Joe Mauer | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins C Joe Mauer (concussion) will be shut down for the rest of the season.
You can safely dump Mauer from your roster for the final week of the season now.
C | Welington Castillo | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs C Welington Castillo (knee) had successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday, Sept. 23.
C | Max Stassi | Houston Astros | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Houston Astros activated C Max Stassi (concussion) from the 7-day disabled list Monday, Sept. 23.
OF | Alex Rios | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios became the eighth player in franchise history to hit for the cycle Monday, Sept. 23, against the Houston Astros. He is also the third American League player to accomplish the feat this season, joining Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout and Houston Astros OF Brandon Barnes.
OF | Yoenis Cespedes | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (shoulder) was out of the lineup Monday, Sept. 23, due to rest. The team reported that his shoulder injury is fine.
With the team having clinched the division title Sunday, Sept. 22, there really is no need for the club to push it with Cespedes.
OF | Matt Holliday | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday (back) was scratched from the lineup with a bad back Monday, Sept. 23.
OF | Oswaldo Arcia | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia (knee) was scratched from the lineup with a bruised knee Monday, Sept. 23, after running into the outfield wall during batting practice.
OF | Justin Upton | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
The Texas Rangers tried to trade for Atlanta Braves OF Justin Upton before the trade deadline but could not agree on a deal. The Rangers offered SP Matt Garza, RP Joe Nathan and OF David Murphy for Upton, but the Braves rejected the deal.
OF | Desmond Jennings | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings' (hamstring) MRI exam showed a mild left hamstring strain. He's being listed as day-to-day.
SP | Jeff Locke | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy,
It's unknown if Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke will make his next scheduled start Saturday, Sept. 28, after losing to the Cincinnati Reds Sunday, Sept. 22. Locke is 2-5 with a 6.12 ERA since the All-Star break.
Locke is running out of steam and probably isn't the best option to rely on for one more start this week. Look elsewhere.
SP | Joe Saunders | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners SP Joe Saunders isn't expected to make another start this season after losing to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, Sept. 21. Saunders went 11-6 with a 5.26 ERA in 32 starts this season.
SP | James Shields | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP James Shields (arm) played catch Monday, Sept. 23, despite swelling in his arm after being hit by a line drive Sunday, Sept. 22. He said he expects to make his final regular season start Friday, Sept. 27.
SP | Francisco Liriano | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy,
If the game Sunday, Sept. 29, turns out to be meaningful, the Pittsburgh Pirates might bring back SP Francisco Liriano to pitch on three days' rest. SP Charlie Morton might work Saturday, Sept. 28, working on regular rest. Right now, both days' starters are undeclared.
SP | Roy Halladay | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay (arm) said Monday, Sept. 23, that he is done for the season.
Halladay ends a forgettable 2013 season with a 4-5 record, 6.82 ERA and 1.47 WHIP. He is expected to become a free-agent during the offseason, and he'll try to make his way back into the good graces of fantasy owners in 2014.
SP | Mat Latos | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Mat Latos (abdominal) said Monday, Sept. 23, that he has been pitching while dealing with an abdominal strain since late June. The injury hasn't forced him to miss any starts.
SP | Stephen Strasburg | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Tanner Roark is likely making his final start of the regular season Monday, Sept. 23, barring any last-minute changes or injuries to the rotation for the end of the week. Manager Davey Johnson said Monday that the rotation for the final series against the Arizona Diamondbacks will consist of SPs Stephen Strasburg, Dan Haren and Gio Gonzalez.
SP | Zack Wheeler | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (shoulder) visited with a doctor after dealing with shoulder stiffness last week. The team isn't worried about Wheeler, so he did not undergo an MRI exam. However, he won't pitch again this season.
Go ahead and drop Wheeler in all redraft leagues.
SP | Matt Harvey | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) could pitch in the Arizona Fall League to determine if he will need Tommy John surgery. The AFL begins play Oct. 8.
SP | Tony Cingrani | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Tony Cingrani (back) threw 25 pitches off a mound Monday, Sept. 23, and was pain-free.
SP | Kyle Kendrick | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Philadelphia Phillies placed SP Kyle Kendrick (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation Monday, Sept. 23.
SP | Johnny Cueto | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto will be limited to 100 pitches during his outing against the New York Mets Monday, Sept. 23, after missing more than two months with a strained right lat. He tossed five scoreless innings against the Houston Astros last week.
SP | CC Sabathia | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia (hamstring) is dealing with a Grade 2 hamstring strain and will be shut down for the rest of the season. The recovery time will be roughly eight weeks.
RP | Tyler Clippard | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals RP Tyler Clippard has added a splitter to his repertoire this month. He has thrown it during bullpen sessions for a couple of years, but he has just recently begun using it in games.
RP | Phil Coke | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers RP Phil Coke (forearm) threw off a bullpen mound Monday, Sept. 23, in Minnesota, and he was optimistic after the session. "It felt a little tight, but it went well," Coke said.
RP | Trevor Rosenthal | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals RP Trevor Rosenthal picked up his first save Monday, Sept. 23, against the Washington Nationals, striking out one batter in two-thirds of a scoreless innings. He threw six of his seven pitches for strikes.
RP | Jason Grilli | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Jason Grilli is back as the full-time closer, according to manager Clint Hurdle. Grilli picked up his first save Saturday, Sept. 21, since a save July 21.
Feel free to drop Mark Melancon if you have another need on your club in the final week of the season.
RP | Jesse Crain | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Transaction
Tampa Bay Rays RP Jesse Crain (shoulder) was activated from the 60-day disabled list.
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