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Second Baseman

2B | Ray Olmedo | Chicago White Sox | Transaction
Chicago White Sox 2B Ray Olmedo cleared waivers and was outrighted to the minors Wednesday, Oct. 10.


Shortstop

SS | J.J. Hardy | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy hit an RBI double in the 13th inning of Game 4 of the ALDS to beat the New York Yankees and tie the series at 2-2.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter (foot) is serving as the designated hitter in Game 4 of the American League Division Series Thursday, Oct. 11. 3B Alex Rodriguez, meanwhile, was dropped to fifth in the order. INF Jayson Nix is starting at shortstop in place of Jeter.


Third Baseman

3B | Scott Rolen | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 3B Scott Rolen is preparing to announce his retirement.


Catcher

C | Buster Posey | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey went 1-for-4 with one home run and four RBIs against the Cincinnati Reds in Game 5 of the National League Divisional Series.


Outfielder

OF | Justin Upton | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks have reached out to teams they believed were in need of outfielders. They want to move one of OFs Chris B. Young, Justin Upton, Jason Kubel or Gerardo Parra. They also want to upgrade at third base and look at 3B Chris D. Johnson and 3B Ryan Wheeler as fallback options.

OF | Josh Reddick | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick struck out 10 times in the ALDS, which is the most in franchise history in a playoff series. Seattle Mariners 2B Bret Boone struck out 11 times in 2001 and is the only player with more K's in a playoff series.

OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper 0-for-3 against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the National League Divisional Series and is 1-for-18 in the series.

OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth hit a walkoff home run against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the National League Divisional Series and has forced a Game 5 in the series.

OF | Matt Holliday | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday (shin) returned to the lineup in Game 4 of the Division Series against the Washington Nationals Thursday, Oct. 11, after leaving after fouling a ball off his left shin in Game 3 Wednesday, Oct. 10. He's hitting .333 (5-for-15) with a home run and three RBIs in the playoffs this year.

OF | Michael Brantley | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (hernia) underwent surgery to fix a sports hernia Thursday, Oct. 11, an injury that nagged Brantley in the second half of the season. He'll be recovering for three to six weeks. Brantley is expected to be full strength for spring training next season.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Zack Greinke | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Free Agents
The Texas Rangers are likely to heavily pursue free-agent SP Zack Greinke (Angels) this offseason.

SP | Jordan Zimmermann | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
The Washington Nationals' bullpen struck out eight consecutive St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the NLDS. SP Jordan Zimmermann, RP Tyler Clippard and CL Drew Storen struck out eight of nine batters faced in the seventh through ninth innings.

SP | Kyle Lohse | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Kyle Lohse allowed a run on two hits and a walk while fanning five in seven innings in his no-decision against the Washington Nationals in Game 4 of the NLDS.

SP | Phil Hughes | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SP Phil Hughes allowed a run on four hits and three walks while fanning eight in 6 2/3 innings against the Baltimore Orioles in his no-decision in Game 4 of the ALDS.

SP | Justin Verlander | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander struck out 11 in a shutout of the Oakland Athletics in the decisive Game 5 of the ALDS. He allowed just four hits and a walk.

SP | Adam Wainwright | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright will start Game 5 of the National League Divisional Series against the Washington Nationals.

SP | Gio Gonzalez | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez will start Game 5 of the National League Divisional Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

SP | Mat Latos | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Mat Latos allowed six runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings against the San Francisco Giants in Game 5 of the National League Divisional Series.

SP | Lance Lynn | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Lance Lynn is available to pitch in relief against the Washington Nationals in Game 4 of the National League Division Series Thursday, Oct. 11. Lynn tossed 50 pitches in a relief outing Monday, Oct. 8, and he wasn't available in Game 3 Wednesday, Oct. 10. Lynn is the likeliest candidate to enter the starting rotation to replace SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder), too.

SP | Kevin Slowey | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Kevin Slowey (rib) will pitch in the Dominican Republic winter league this offseason after making just eight minor league starts this year. A fractured rib ended his season after he went 3-3 with a 5.14 ERA at Triple-A Columbus.

SP | Joe Saunders | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
New York Yankees slumping 3B Alex Rodriguez is hitting .438 with two home runs and five RBIs in 16 career at-bats against Baltimore Orioles SP Joe Saunders, the Game 4 starter of the Division Series. However, manager Joe Girardi is unsure if Rodriguez will be in the starting lineup.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Jordan Norberto | Oakland Athletics | Injury,
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said RP Jordan Norberto (shoulder) likely would not be available if the team advances to the American League Championship Series.



 


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