TB #18 - P
Rotowire: Sep 24, 3:35pm
News: The Rays list McClanahan (neck) as their probable starter for Sunday's home game against the Blue Jays.
Impact: Unless he experiences a setback with his neck while warming up Sunday, McClanahan doesn't look as though he'll have to miss a turn through the rotation after he battled the minor injury in his last start Tuesday against the Astros. The All-Star lefty has taken a step back in performance in the second half, but his 3.94 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 43:16 K:BB in 45.2 innings since the break still make him a valuable fantasy option who needs to be rostered in every format.
ATL #65 - P
Rotowire: Sep 24, 2:24pm
News: Strider was placed on the 15-day injured list with a left oblique strain Saturday, retroactive to Sept. 21.
Impact: Strider dealt with an oblique issue following his most recent start, and he'll ultimately be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season. The right-hander will be eligible to return for the start of the postseason, and he's expected to be ready for the team's first playoff series, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. Bryce Elder is a strong candidate to remain in Atlanta's rotation, while Alan Rangel was recalled Saturday.
BOS #28 - DH
Rotowire: Sep 24, 2:11pm
News: Martinez isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Yankees, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Impact: Martinez is getting a rare day off after he went just 1-for-10 with a walk and four strikeouts over the last three games. Bobby Dalbec will serve as the designated hitter and bat seventh.
NYY #45 - P
Rotowire: Sep 24, 5:45am
News: Cole was ejected from Friday's start against the Red Sox in the sixth inning, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
Impact: After striking out J.D. Martinez to end the top of the sixth inning, Cole argued with the home plate umpire over a perceived missed call that led directly to a three-run home run by Alex Verdugo. While he was formally tossed, Cole's start was likely already over as he had thrown 103 pitches while also allowing four earned runs on five hits and two walks. He also struck out eight, backed by 17 swinging strikes on 103 total pitches. For the season, Cole owns a 3.49 ERA across 188.1 frames, though he has now served up multiple home runs in three consecutive starts.
TEX #53 - RF
Rotowire: Sep 24, 4:19am
News: Garcia's initial X-rays on his left wrist were negative, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Impact: Garcia left Friday's game against the Guardians after taking a 100 mph cutter from Emmanuel Clase off his wrist. His initial diagnosis seems to be an encouraging one, but he'll be reevaluated Saturday before being cleared to play.
TEX #53 - RF
Rotowire: Sep 24, 3:42am
News: Garcia left Friday's game against Cleveland after getting hit by a pitch in his wrist, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Impact: Garcia was struck by a 100 mph cutter from Emmanuel Clase in the ninth inning and didn't stay in the game to run the bases. If all he's dealing with is a bruise, he could be back in a few days or less, but anything more than that could end his season prematurely.
BAL #64 - P
Rotowire: Sep 24, 2:27am
News: Kremer (8-5) allowed four hits and two walks during a complete game shutout against Houston on Friday. He earned a win and struck out six.
Impact: Kremer never found himself in much danger during Friday's dominant outing. He tossed 700 of 106 pitches for strikes and forced 16 whiffs. The 26-year-old righty produced his first career complete game and lowered his season ERA to an impressive 3.07 over 114.1 frames. Kremer has given up three or fewer runs in eight straight outings, posting a 2.29 ERA over 51 frames during that stretch. He's lined up to take the mound in Boston next week.
MIN #11 - 2B
Rotowire: Sep 24, 1:25am
News: Polanco is still feeling issues with his left knee and may not return this season, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Polanco hasn't played in nearly a month due to left knee inflammation. Given that the Twins have endured a late-season collapse and are out of the playoff picture, there's now little reason to rush Polanco back if he's anything short of 100 percent.
MIN #51 - P
Rotowire: Sep 24, 12:36am
News: Mahle (shoulder) has been officially ruled out for the year, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Reports from mid-September indicated that it was unlikely Mahle would make it back this year, and that's now been officially confirmed by the team. The Twins' late-season collapse removed any potential incentive for Mahle to rush back, but that may not have been in play regardless of how the team performed. Whether or not his shoulder issues will delay him at the start of next season is not yet clear.
LAD #26 - P
Rotowire: Sep 24, 12:30am
News: Gonsolin (forearm) will throw a pair of rehab innings for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Beginning a rehab assignment gives Gonsolin at least a chance to return before the regular season, but it's unclear if there will be enough time for him to do so. If the team wants to build his workload back up with the goal of having him start games in the playoffs, he won't have time to complete that process before the end of the regular season, though he could still return in a relief role.
NYM #9 - CF
Rotowire: Sep 24, 12:12am
News: Nimmo (quadriceps) will lead off and play center field Friday against Oakland, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
Impact: Nimmo left Wednesday's game against Milwaukee due to left quadriceps tightness, but the issue turned out to be fairly mild. An MRI came back clean during Thursday's scheduled off day, so he'll avoid missing any starts.
SEA #44 - CF
Rotowire: Sep 23, 11:46pm
News: Rodriguez was placed on the 10-day injured list with a lower-back strain Friday.
Impact: Rodriguez has been dealing with the back issue for at minimum most of the last week. He missed three games against the Angels and only made it back for three more before exiting again Thursday against Oakland. He'll be eligible to return for the final series of the year against the Tigers, but it's not yet clear if he'll be healthy enough to do so. Taylor Trammell was recalled to give the Mariners another option in the outfield.
LAD #46 - P
Rotowire: Sep 23, 11:27pm
News: Kimbrel was removed from the Dodgers' closer role Friday, Matthew Moreno of DodgerBlue.com reports.
Impact: The decision comes after Kimbrel allowed at least one run in three of his last four games. That followed a stretch in which he allowed just one hit across nine scoreless appearances, but his 6:3 K:BB in those outings was far from convincing. The veteran now owns a 4.14 ERA on the season and has struck out a modest 27.2 percent of opposing batters, well below his career mark of 40.0 percent. A committee approach to the ninth inning appears to be the plan for now in Los Angeles, with Chris Martin, Evan Phillips and Brusdar Graterol among the leading candidates.
ARI #30 - LF
Rotowire: Sep 23, 10:35pm
News: McCarthy was placed on the bereavement list Friday.
Impact: This news came out just before Arizona's lineup, which McCarthy obviously won't be included in. He must miss a minimum of three days and a maximum of seven days, so McCarthy won't play this weekend against the Giants.
LAD #5 - 1B
Rotowire: Sep 23, 10:20pm
News: Freeman is not in Friday's lineup against the Cardinals, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Impact: The star first baseman will get his first day off in over a week and just his second day off this month. Miguel Vargas is starting at first base and batting eighth.
BAL #68 - P
Rotowire: Sep 23, 10:01pm
News: Wells (shoulder) won't pitch again in 2022, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Impact: Wells landed on the 15-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation Friday, but the move was backdated to Sept. 20. The right-hander would have been eligible to pitch during the Orioles' final regular-season game, but he'll be shut down for the remainder of the year. Mike Baumann will take Wells' place in the starting rotation Saturday against Houston while Spenser Watkins pitches out of the bullpen.
MIN #25 - CF
Rotowire: Sep 23, 9:58pm
News: Buxton (hip) will undergo season-ending arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Buxton has been on the injured list with a low-grade right hip strain for a month and was initially expected to return prior to the end of the season. The 28-year-old likely would have returned if the Twins were in the playoff picture, but he'll instead undergo a season-ending knee procedure now that the team has been eliminated. Buxton's surgery has been described as insignificant by the Twins, and he should be ready to return in time for spring training in 2023.
WSH #46 - P
Rotowire: Sep 23, 9:38pm
News: Corbin (back) played catch from 90 feet Friday and beginning to feel better, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Impact: Corbin was forced to leave Tuesday's game against Atlanta early due to back spasms. If he continues to feel better once he throws again Saturday, he could rejoin the rotation and avoid spending time on the injured list.
WSH #50 - P
Rotowire: Sep 23, 9:32pm
News: Gore (elbow) will make another rehab start in Triple-A Rochester on Monday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Impact: Gore has made three rehab starts already in Triple-A while dealing with inflammation in his elbow, allowing just one run over 8.1 innings of work. Monday looks to be his longest outing yet -- up to five innings. Assuming this would be his final start in the minors, he would still be able to make his Nationals debut before the end of the season.
MIN #4 - SS
Rotowire: Sep 23, 9:29pm
News: Correa isn't starting Friday against the Angels.
Impact: Correa is in the midst of a five-game hitting streak in which he's gone 10-for-20 with a double, two RBI and a run, but he'll get a rare day off Friday. Jermaine Palacios is starting at shortstop and batting ninth.
MIL #51 - P
Rotowire: Sep 23, 9:14pm
News: Peralta (shoulder) will start Sunday's game against the Reds, Will Aldrich of MLB.com reports.
Impact: He last threw two innings Sept. 8 and has been throwing off the mound for only a few days, so Peralta may not go deep enough to qualify for the win. If he stays on turn, he will line up for a final start next weekend at home against the Marlins.
SEA #44 - CF
Rotowire: Sep 23, 9:09pm
News: Rodriguez (back) isn't starting Friday against the Royals.
Impact: Rodriguez was removed from Thursday's matchup against Oakland due to lower-back tightness, and manager Scott Servais called the injury "concerning." The 21-year-old is undergoing an MRI on Friday, and he'll be out of the lineup for at least one game. Jarred Kelenic will take over in center field and bat sixth.
TB #0 - SS
Rotowire: Sep 23, 9:04pm
News: Walls was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Blue Jays due to right groin tightness, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Walls has been on the bench for three of the last four games, and he was removed from Friday's lineup a few hours before the start of the game. The severity of his injury isn't yet clear, but Miles Mastrobuoni will enter the lineup at the keystone and bat seventh.
SEA #3 - SS
Rotowire: Sep 23, 9:01pm
News: Crawford (lower body) is starting Friday against the Royals.
Impact: Crawford didn't play Thursday against Oakland due to some leg/knee issues, but he's starting at shortstop and leading off Friday. Over his last five games, he's gone 4-for-16 with a triple, two runs, two walks and two strikeouts.
CWS #88 - CF
Rotowire: Sep 23, 8:51pm
News: Robert isn't starting Friday's game against the Tigers.
Impact: Robert has gone just 1-for-17 with six strikeouts over his last five games, and he'll remain on the bench for a third consecutive matchup. Adam Engel will start in center field and bat ninth.
BAL #29 - 3B
Rotowire: Sep 23, 8:50pm
News: Urias is dealing with neck/shoulder spasms, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Urias was scratched from Friday's lineup against Houston, and the nature of his injury is now confirmed. He should be considered day-to-day for now.
MIL #52 - P
Rotowire: Sep 23, 8:32pm
News: Lauer (elbow) was reinstated from the 15-day injured list prior to Friday's start against the Reds.
Impact: Although Lauer is back in action after spending the minimum of 15 days on the injured list, he's expected to be on a pitch count during Friday's start. The southpaw struggled during his final start prior to landing on the IL, allowing seven runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four in 2.2 innings at Coors Field on Sept. 7.
COL #25 - 1B
Rotowire: Sep 23, 8:23pm
News: Cron (hand) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Padres, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Cron exited Wednesday's game after being hit by a pitch on his left hand, and he'll sit for a second straight game Friday due to the bruise. The 32-year-old should be considered day-to-day while Michael Toglia receives another start at first base.
COL #14 - SS
Rotowire: Sep 23, 8:16pm
News: Tovar will start at shortstop and bat eighth Friday against the Padres, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Impact: The 21-year-old was added to Colorado's active roster Thursday and will make his big-league debut a day later. Tovar posted a .921 OPS with 14 home runs and 17 stolen bases in 71 games between the Double-A and Triple-A levels this season, and he should see regular playing time down the stretch as the Rockies take a look at their top prospect.
BAL #29 - 3B
Rotowire: Sep 23, 8:13pm
News: Urias was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Astros for an undisclosed reason.
Impact: Urias wasn't in the lineup for Thursday's series opener against the Astros, and he was removed from Friday's lineup a few hours before the start of the game. Whether he's available off the bench remains to be seen, but Terrin Vavra will start at the keystone and bat eighth.
CIN #7 - 3B
Rotowire: Sep 23, 8:08pm
News: Solano was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Brewers for an undisclosed reason.
Impact: Solano was slated to start at first base Friday, but Spencer Steer will shift to first base while Alejo Lopez enters the lineup in left field. It's not yet clear whether Solano will be available off the bench.
MIA #18 - 2B
Rotowire: Sep 23, 7:55pm
News: Wendle (hamstring) will begin running Friday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: Wendle has been sidelined since Monday due to left hamstring tendinitis, and it's encouraging that he's been cleared to resume running. The 32-year-old is eligible to return Sept. 29, and he hopes to be activated prior to the end of the regular season.
WSH #23 - DH
Rotowire: Sep 23, 7:51pm
News: Cruz (eye) isn't starting Friday against the Marlins.
Impact: Cruz continues to deal with left eye inflammation and will be on the bench for an eighth consecutive game. Luke Voit is serving as the designated hitter and batting cleanup.
CHC #40 - C
Rotowire: Sep 23, 7:44pm
News: Contreras (ankle) resumed full activities Friday but there is still no return date in mind for him, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impact: Contreras has been held out of action since the end of August due to issues with his left ankle. It sounds like he's beginning to feel better, but with the end of the season fast approaching and the Cubs sitting well outside the postseason race, there doesn't seem to be much urgency to rush the star catcher back into the lineup.
CHC #2 - SS
Rotowire: Sep 23, 7:37pm
News: Hoerner (triceps) isn't starting Friday against the Pirates.
Impact: Hoerner will be held out of the lineup for an 11th consecutive game despite only being listed as day-to-day. He'll run the bases ahead of Friday's matchup but is otherwise expected to get a day off from baseball activities, per Andy Martinez of Marquee Sports Network. Zach McKinstry is starting at shortstop and leading off.
HOU #30 - RF
Rotowire: Sep 23, 7:26pm
News: Tucker isn't in the lineup Friday against the Orioles.
Impact: Tucker is getting a rare day off after slashing .298/.340/.681 with five home runs, three doubles, 14 RBI and six runs over the last 12 games. Trey Mancini will take over in right field and bat seventh.
BOS #2 - SS
Rotowire: Sep 23, 7:23pm
News: Bogaerts is not in the starting lineup Friday versus the Yankees, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Bogaerts will get a breather after he went 4-for-15 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored while starting the last four games. Yu Chang will take over at shortstop and bat ninth against New York.
HOU #27 - 2B
Rotowire: Sep 23, 7:22pm
News: Altuve (elbow) is starting Friday against the Orioles.
Impact: Altuve sat out Thursday due to an elbow injury, but he'll start at the keystone and lead off following his one-game absence. The 32-year-old is riding a four-game hitting streak in which he's gone 8-for-13 with a solo homer, six runs, a stolen base, two walks and a strikeout.
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ATL #13 - RF
Rotowire: Sep 23, 7:19pm
News: Acuna (back) isn't starting Friday against the Phillies.
Impact: Acuna was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to mid-back tightness, and he'll remain on the bench for a second consecutive game Friday. He's listed as day-to-day for now. Robbie Grossman will start in right field and bat ninth.
TB #2 - 3B
Rotowire: Sep 23, 7:15pm
News: Diaz (shoulder) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Diaz recently received a cortisone injection in his sore right shoulder and is out Friday for the fourth straight contest. Isaac Paredes will start at the hot corner and bat sixth.
NYY #48 - 1B
Rotowire: Sep 23, 7:06pm
News: Rizzo isn't in the lineup for Friday's game against Boston.
Impact: Rizzo holds a .895 OPS against left-handed pitching this season, but he will sit out the start of Friday's game with Rich Hill on the mound for the Red Sox. Marwin Gonzalez will take his spot at first base and bat eighth.
BAL #68 - P
Rotowire: Sep 23, 5:07pm
News: Wells was placed on the 15-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation Friday, retroactive to Sept. 20.
Impact: Wells struggled mightily against the Tigers on Monday, giving up five runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three in three innings to take the loss. His injury may have contributed to his woes, and he'll be sidelined for at least two weeks. While the right-hander will be eligible to return for the final game of the regular season, it's possible that he's held out for the remainder of the season, especially if the Orioles are eliminated from postseason contention in the coming weeks. Spenser Watkins was called up Friday and will likely take Wells' place in the rotation.
ARI - P
Rotowire: Sep 23, 7:23am
News: Gallen pitched eight innings against the Dodgers on Thursday, allowing one run on two hits and no walks while striking out 13 batters. He did not factor in the decision.
Impact: Gallen was perfect through 3.2 frames before Will Smith got aboard on a flyball triple. Max Muncy followed with a run-scoring double, but those were the only two baserunners Gallen allowed in the masterful performance. The right-hander finished with a career-high 13 strikeouts and eight innings, but he was denied a victory when the Dodgers scored two runs off the Diamondbacks bullpen in the ninth. Despite the disappointing team outcome, it was another outstanding effort by Gallen, who has posted a 0.89 ERA, 0.61 WHIP and 74:11 K:BB over 60.2 innings across his past nine starts.
LAD #46 - P
Rotowire: Sep 23, 7:15am
News: Kimbrel (6-6) earned the win over Arizona on Thursday despite allowing one run on one hit, one walk and one hit batsman over one inning. After the contest, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he'll "think through" the ninth-inning role and "figure out what's best for the ball club," per Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic.
Impact: Kimbrel came into the contest with the game tied 1-1 in the ninth inning, so it wasn't a save situation. He hit Jake McCarthy with a pitch to begin the frame but had some good fortune when replay determined that McCarthy was tagged out on a stolen-base attempt after initially being called safe. Kimbrel couldn't capitalize on that big call, however, as the next batter -- Christian Walker -- tagged him for a go-ahead solo homer. Kimbrel remained in the contest and issued a two-out walk before finishing off the frame, and he earned the victory when the Dodgers scored twice in the bottom of the ninth. Kimbrel has been shaky of late, allowing at least one run in three of his past four appearances. Roberts' postgame comments suggest that the veteran closer isn't guaranteed to remain in the ninth-inning role as the Dodgers look ahead to what they hope will be a deep postseason run.
CHC #47 - P
Rotowire: Sep 23, 4:39am
News: Hughes exited Thursday's win over the Pirates after he rolled his ankle, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Impact: The 26-year-old retired only one of the four batters he faced and allowed a hit and two walks before he exited with the injury. Manager David Ross said he believes Hughes is "going to be fine," though the left-hander figures to be unavailable for at least a day or two.