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Mets | Jon Niese won't meet with doctor
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:50:59 -0700

New York Mets SP Jon Niese (heart) is feeling fine and will not meet with a doctor after he left this start Saturday, Sept. 27, because of an elevated heart rate.

Mets | Kirk Nieuwenhuis to leave hospital soon
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:33:43 -0700

New York Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis (illness) is said to be feeling better and is expected to be released from the hospital Tuesday, Sept. 30. It is believed the infection was related to kidney stones.

Mets | Kirk Nieuwenhuis doing better
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:49:25 -0700

New York Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis (kidney) is expected to be released from the hospital Tuesday, Sept. 30, after being hospitalized due to an infection related to kidney stones. He is feeling much better. Nieuwenhuis hit .259 with three home runs and 16 RBIs in 116 at-bats this year, and he's expected to be a factor off the bench in 2015.

Brewers | Rickie Weeks unlikely to return
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:04:12 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks is unlikely to have his option picked up for the 2015 season. He spent most of the year in a platoon at second base with 2B Scooter Gennett.

Brewers | Jonathan Lucroy finishes at .300
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:03:53 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy went 2-for-4 Sunday, Sept. 28, to finish the year hitting .300. He set the single-season record for most doubles by a catcher with 46 over the weekend.

Giants | Madison Bumgarner to start Wednesday
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:59:34 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner will start the team's Wild Card playoff game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, Oct. 1. Bumgarner went 18-10 with a 2.98 ERA this year, and he has a 3-2 record with a 3.79 ERA in six playoff starts.

Marlins | Giancarlo Stanton extension coming soon
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:56:04 -0700

Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton and the team will start negotiating a long-term contract extension when he returns from vacation, according to president of baseball operations Mike Hill. "We said we would respect his wishes, and during the season we wouldn't discuss it, but now we're into the offseason," Hill said. "Our plan is to talk to him about extending him beyond his arbitration years."

Pirates | Edinson Volquez announced as starter
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:41:27 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Edinson Volquez will start the team's Wild Card Game Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Cardinals | Matt Holliday should be ready
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:52:32 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday (illness) is expected to be recovered from flu-like symptoms in time for Game 1 of the National League Division Series Friday, Oct. 3. He left the game Saturday, Sept. 27, due to the illness and rested the following day.

Brewers | Ron Roenicke's fate unknown
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:12:56 -0700

The Milwaukee Brewers went 9-22 in the final month of the season, prompting speculation manager Ron Roenicke might face the hot seat. Roenicke does not know his fate for 2015, saying "you do the best you can do, and you know when you're a manager, that sometimes if it doesn't go well, that you're the guy that's going to get blamed for it."

Phillies | A.J. Burnett undecided about option
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:09:00 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett has not decided whether he will exercise his $12.75 million option for the 2015 season. He is slated for hernia surgery in October.

Mets | Wally Backman won't join team
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:06:08 -0700

The New York Mets will not add Wally Backman to the coaching staff for the 2015 season.

Pirates | Chris Stewart leaves game
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:09:35 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Chris Stewart (hand) left the game after a bat hit his glove hand Sunday, Sept. 28. X-rays on his wrist came back negative.

Dodgers | Dee Gordon expected to be ready
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:56:42 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Dee Gordon (hip) has a good chance to play in the first game of the National League Division series Friday, Oct. 3, according to manager Don Mattingly.

Brewers | Brandon Kintzler to undergo surgery
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:50:52 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers RP Brandon Kintzler (knee) is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday, Sept. 30, to repair a patella tendon.

Nationals | Denard Span sets franchise record
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:34:28 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Denard Span set a franchise record with his 184th hit of the season during the game Sunday, Sept. 28.

Mets | Kirk Nieuwenhuis still in hospital
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:30:55 -0700

New York Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis (illness) remained in the hospital Sunday, Sept. 28, because of an infection and is scheduled to undergo more tests, according to manager Terry Collins.

Nationals | Jordan Zimmermann throws no-hitter
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12:02:16 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann tossed a no-hitter against the Miami Marlins Sunday, Sept. 28. He walked one batter and struck out 10 in the first no-hitter since the franchise relocated to Washington.

Dodgers | Hyun-Jin Ryu throws Sunday
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:48:09 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) said he didn't feel any discomfort in his shoulder during his bullpen session Sunday, Sept. 28.

Marlins | Mike Redmond given contract extension
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:28:53 -0700

The Miami Marlins have announced the extension of manager Mike Redmond's contract through the 2017 season. His entire coaching staff will return next year.

Diamondbacks | Paul Goldschmidt resumes hitting
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:21:03 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt (hand) took batting practice with the team Saturday, Sept. 27.

Rockies | DJ LeMahieu to undergo MRI exam
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:16:56 -0700

Colorado Rockies 2B DJ LeMahieu (knee) will undergo an MRI exam Monday, Sept. 29.

Dodgers | Dee Gordon day-to-day
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:11:07 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Dee Gordon (hip) left the game against the Colorado Rockies in the second inning Saturday, Sept. 27, because of right hip irritation. He was removed for precautionary reasons and he is listed as day-to-day.

Mets | Jon Niese expected to visit doctor Monday
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:59:54 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Mets SP Jon Niese (heart) was feeling better Saturday, Sept. 27, and manager Terry Collins said he will probably visit a doctor Monday, Sept. 29. "He's had these before," Collins said of Niese's elevated heart rate, which caused him to leave his start Friday, Sept. 26. "He said (Friday night) he just got a little more light-headed than usual."

Mets | Kirk Nieuwenhuis hospitalized
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:57:33 -0700

New York Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis (illness) is expected to be released from a local hospital Sunday, Sept. 28. According to manager Terry Collins, Nieuwenhuis had an infection and the team was awaiting lab results.

Mets | Dilson Herrera done for the season
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:53:15 -0700

New York Mets 2B Dilson Herrera (quadriceps) will not play Sunday, Sept. 28.

Brewers | Ryan Braun to have surgery
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 09:28:01 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (thumb) will undergo a minimally invasive surgery called a cryotherapy procedure on his right thumb Thursday, Oct. 2. There is no track record for the procedure, which induces low temperatures to freeze damaged tissue. "This type of procedure has been successful with other parts of the body," assistant general manager Gord Ash said. "Never on a thumb, but it's worth a try. Our understanding is that there is no downside to it; that it can't make it worse."

Pirates | Russell Martin sitting
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 09:05:17 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup Sunday, Sept. 28.

Pirates | Two options could start extra game
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 09:03:20 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SPs Jeff Locke and Vance Worley are candidates to start if the team has to play the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, Sept. 29, to decide the winner of the NL Central division.

Pirates | Edinson Volquez may start playoff game
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 09:00:59 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Edinson Volquez appears to be the leading candidate to start a potential wild card game Wednesday, Oct. 1, according to manager Clint Hurdle.

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