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Mon Sep 2618:23Avisail Garcia To Begin Rehab Assignment MondayAvisaíl GarcíaRFWhite SoxFree Agent
Miami Marlins outfielder Avisail Garcia (hamstring) and right-hander Tommy Nance (groin) will start a minor league rehab assignment on Monday with Triple-A Jacksonville. As long as Garcia doesn't suffer any setbacks in the minors, he should be able to rejoin the Fish for the final few days of the 2022 regular season. The 31-year-old has been on the shelf for the last two weeks with a left hamstring strain, but he's getting closer to returning to the starting lineup. Garcia has been a disappointment in his first year in Miami with a .230/.267/.316 slash line, seven home runs, 31 RBI, 29 runs scored and four stolen bases in 93 games after hitting a career-high 29 long balls last year for the Milwaukee Brewers.
Source: - Christina De
Mon Sep 2618:19Eugenio Suarez Likely To Return TuesdayEugenio SuárezSSTigersFree Agent
Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said that third baseman Eugenio Suarez (finger) will likely be ready to return from the 10-day injured list to serve as the designated hitter on Tuesday against the Texas Rangers. Suarez initially landed on the injured list on Sept. 17 with a small fracture on the tip of his right index finger, but he's ready to return to Seattle's lineup for the home stretch of the regular season. It's great news for fantasy managers that need a little more power to win a fantasy title in 2022. The 31-year-old veteran is slashing .235/.335/.470 with an .805 OPS, 31 home runs, 84 RBI and 72 runs scored in his first year with the M's.
Source: The Seattle Times - Ryan
Mon Sep 2611:32Mike Trout Has A Big Game SundayMike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, an RBI, three runs scored and a walk in the 10-3 blowout win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. In the process he extended his modest hitting streak to five games. Amidst another disappointing season for the Angels, the 31-year-old All-Star is slashing .278/.364/.619 with a .983 OPS, 37 home runs, 77 RBI, 79 runs scored and a stolen base in 407 at-bats. The 10-time All-Star is closing out the 2022 season strong, as he's hitting .308 (24-for-78) with nine home runs, 19 RBI and 17 runs scored in 20 games in the month of September so far. He remains a must-start across all fantasy formats in the final stretch of the season.
Sun Sep 2513:21C.J. Cron Returns To The LineupC.J. CronCAngelsFree Agent
Colorado Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron (hand) has returned to the starting lineup on Sunday against the San Diego Padres. The veteran slugger missed the previous three games with a sore hand after being hit by a pitch on Wednesday but he's locked in on Sunday and batting cleanup. Cron has mashed 29 home runs with a career-high 101 RBI on the season.
Sat Sep 2413:38Nick Castellanos Will Return To The Phillies Next WeekNick Castellanos3BTigersFree Agent
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Nick Castellanos (oblique) will return to the team next week and forego a minor league rehab assignment, according to interim manager Rob Thompson. The 30-year-old outfielder, who has been out since early September, plans to do a full workout on Saturday and Sunday and hopes to rejoin the team for their series against the Chicago Cubs next weekend. If all goes according to plan, he would skip a minor league rehab assignment altogether. The team should provide an update on his status towards the end of this weekend. Castellanos is slashing .265/.305/.397 with 13 home runs, 61 RBI and seven stolen bases over 499 at-bats in what has been an underwhelming first season in Philadelphia.
Source: Tim Kelly of Phillies
Sat Sep 2411:34Jake Odorizzi Torched By Phillies FridayJake OdorizziSPRaysFree Agent
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi had a start to forget on Friday night against the Philadelphia Phillies, as he surrendered eight earned runs on 10 hits (one homer) while walking three and striking out six in four innings in the 9-1 loss. It was his worst performance since being acquired from the Houston Astros at the trade deadline, and he's now gone 1-3 with a 5.97 ERA (5.31 FIP), a 1.62 WHIP, 33 strikeouts and 14 walks in 37 2/3 innings and eight starts with Atlanta. In three starts in September, Odorizzi has allowed 13 earned runs on 17 hits (two homers) while walking seven and striking out 14. Despite his disappointing performances with the Braves so far, the 32-year-old veteran right-hander should remain in the starting rotation the rest of the way.
Sat Sep 2411:22J.D. Martinez Retreats To The Bench SaturdayJ.D. MartinezLFTigersFree Agent
Boston Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez is not in the starting lineup on Saturday against the New York Yankees. Martinez is just taking a day off on Saturday, but fantasy managers need to act accordingly and remove him from their lineups as well. The veteran right-handed slugger has just 12 home runs on the season and is hitting .254 (15-for-59) with a homer, five RBI, six runs scored and 17 strikeouts in 16 September games. Martinez isn't having the year that fantasy managers expected when they drafted him. Bobby Dalbec is the designated hitter and is batting seventh on Saturday against Yankees right-hander Domingo German. In 304 at-bats in 2022, Dalbec is slashing just .211/.282/.362 with 11 homers, 36 RBI, 38 runs and three stolen bases.
Source: Baseball
Sat Sep 2411:00Albert Pujols Joins 700-Homer Club With Two BombsAlbert Pujols1BAngelsFree Agent
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols became only the fourth player in baseball history to reach the 700-home run mark in the 11-0 blowout win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. Pujols went 2-for-4 with two home runs, five RBI, two runs scored and a strikeout in the contest to make history on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. The 42-year-old future first-ballot Hall of Famer has cooled off a bit in the season's final month, but he's still excelling against left-handed pitchers and will remain a key part of the Cardinals' postseason run this year. He's hit .250 (15-for-60) with six home runs, 17 RBI and six runs scored in 20 games so far in the season's final month.
Fri Sep 2321:38Jorge Polanco Unlikely To Return This SeasonJorge Polanco2BTwinsFree Agent
Minnesota Twins infielder Jorge Polanco (knee) continues to deal with a lingering issue that could sideline him for the rest of the season. Twins president of baseball operations Derek Falvey mentioned that Polanco is still battling with his left knee soreness. That being said, it seems extremely unlikely that Polanco gets back on the field this season. He wasn't hitting that well, so the team will likely opt to rest him over taking a risk and having him suffer a worse injury. Before going down, Polanco was hitting .235/.346/.405 with 16 long balls, 56 RBI through 104 games. Fantasy managers should look for another option if they still roster Polanco.
Source: Do-Hyoung
Fri Sep 2318:28Xander Bogaerts Out Of Red Sox's Lineup FridayXander BogaertsSSRed SoxFree Agent
Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is not in the starting lineup Friday against the New York Yankees. It appears to be a routine day of rest for the 29-year-old, who has played in 140 out of 149 games so far this season. As he has for most of the season, Bogaerts is having a terrific September, slashing .355/.423/.516 with two homers, 13 runs scored, and eight RBI. He should be back Saturday, and fantasy managers in daily leagues will want to get him right back in their lineups. Even with a lack of power this season, the slick shortstop should be drafted fairly high once again next year.
Source: Baseball
Fri Sep 2316:49Nelson Cruz Still Not PlayingNelson CruzRFOriolesFree Agent
Washington Nationals designated hitter Nelson Cruz (eye) remains out of the starting lineup on Friday against the Miami Marlins. Cruz is limping to the finish line in 2022 and hasn't played in the last eight games due to left eye inflammation. Fantasy managers should consider the aging slugger to be day-to-day. The 42-year-old Dominican DH is hitting just .234/.313/.337 with 10 home runs, 64 RBI, 50 runs scored and four stolen bases in his 448 at-bats in D.C. this year. Luke Voit is the DH again on Friday and is hitting cleanup against Marlins left-hander Braxton Garrett. Voit has actually been better against right-handed pitching this year, and he's hitting .169 (23-for-136) with only two of his 21 home runs against southpaws.
Source: Baseball
Fri Sep 2316:37C.J. Cron Continues To Sit With Hand InjuryC.J. CronCAngelsFree Agent
Colorado Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron (hand) remains out of the starting lineup on Friday against the San Diego Padres. Cron will miss his second straight game after leaving Wednesday's contest early when he was hit by a pitch on his left hand. Consider him day-to-day for now. The 32-year-old has been an excellent source of power at Coors Field in 2022, as he has 29 home runs and 101 RBI in 547 at-bats. Rookie Michael Toglia will get another start at first base and hit fifth on Friday against Padres left-hander Sean Manaea. Toglia will be playing in his 21st major-league game on Friday, and he's gone 17-for-74 (.230) with two home runs and 10 RBI.
Source: Baseball
Fri Sep 2316:23Jose Altuve Back In Action FridayJose Altuve2BAstrosFree Agent
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (elbow) is back at second base and is leading off on Friday against the Baltimore Orioles and right-hander Dean Kremer. Altuve missed Thursday's game after getting hit in the elbow by a pitch earlier this week, but he'll be back for the weekend series against Baltimore. Fantasy managers can go ahead and insert the 32-year-old veteran back into their starting lineups. Altuve has been scorching hot in the month of September, going 24-for-69 (.348) with three home runs, five RBI, 16 runs scored and six stolen bases in 18 games, and he's riding a modest four-game hitting streak going into Friday's game against the O's.
Source: Baseball
Fri Sep 2301:00Manny Machado Homers, Steals A BaseManny Machado3BOriolesFree Agent
San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado contributed across the stat sheet Thursday, going 1-for-2 with a solo home run, two walks, and a stolen base in a 5-4 defeat to the St. Louis Cardinals. Machado now has 30 homers and eight stolen bases this season. If the season were to end today, his .900 OPS would be the third-best mark of his career. He should remain a consideration in the top portion of fantasy drafts heading into the 2023 season.
Thu Sep 2219:38Manny Machado Smacks 30th Home Run ThursdayManny Machado3BOriolesFree Agent
San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado reached base three times on Thursday, going 1-for-2 with two walks and a stolen base during the 5-4 loss against the St. Louis Cardinals. His lone hit was a solo home run, his 30th of the season, marking the sixth time in his 11-season career he's reached that total. Machado has contributed in every category, as he's batting .296 with 94 RBI, 92 runs, and eight steals over 139 games. Fantasy managers should start the 30-year-old every day and benefit from his incredible offensive numbers.
Thu Sep 2217:15Jose Altuve Not Playing Against OriolesJose Altuve2BAstrosFree Agent
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (elbow) is not in the starting lineup on Thursday against the Baltimore Orioles. Altuve left Wednesday's game early after he was hit by a pitch on the elbow, so he'll take a day off on Thursday. The good news is that X-rays came back negative and he expects to be back in the lineup on Friday against Baltimore. With Altuve on the bench, veteran utility man Aledmys Diaz will start at second base and bat seventh against Orioles right-hander Kyle Bradish. Diaz has only played in five games so far in the month of September, but he's gone 6-for-18 (.333) with two home runs, six RBI and three runs scored.
Source: Baseball
Thu Sep 2212:29Eugenio Suarez Starting To SwingEugenio SuárezSSTigersFree Agent
Seattle Mariners third baseman Eugenio Suarez (finger), who was put on the injured list on Saturday with a fractured right index finger, has started taking light swings again with both a softer ball and regular baseballs. He's scheduled to take batting practice during the weekend series against the Kansas City Royals. "Geno feels much better," skipper Scott Servais said. It's nice that Suarez is progressing, but the reality is that he's highly unlikely to produce much for fantasy managers if he's able to make it back before the end of the regular season. At this point, the M's are probably just trying to get him ready for a possible postseason run. The 31-year-old is slashing .235/.335/.470 with 31 homers, 84 RBI and 72 runs in 2022 in his first year in Seattle.
Thu Sep 2212:12Stephen Vogt To Retire After The SeasonStephen VogtCAthleticsFree Agent
Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt announced that he will retire from professional baseball after this season. Vogt will retire a 10-year veteran (six seasons with the A's) in which he was a two-time All-Star. The 37-year-old played for the A's, Rays, Diamondbacks, Giants, Braves and Brewers during his career. Vogt currently has a .239/.302/.406 slash line with 81 home runs, 309 RBI, 256 runs scored and five stolen bases in his 784 career games. He made the All-Star team in back-to-back seasons in 2015 and 2016 with Oakland, and he hit a career-high 18 home runs while driving in 71 runs in 2015.
Source: A's
Thu Sep 2212:06C.J. Cron Out Against GiantsC.J. CronCAngelsFree Agent
Colorado Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron (hand) is not in the starting lineup on Thursday against the San Francisco Giants. Cron was hit in the hand by a pitch on Wednesday and is dealing with a left hand contusion, so he'll sit out for at least one game. The right-handed power hitter is batting .238 (15-for-63) with five dingers, 15 RBI and 10 runs scored in 17 games this month, so fantasy managers will be hoping he doesn't miss too many games with the regular season winding down. Rookie Michael Toglia is starting at first base on Thursday and is hitting fifth against Giants right-hander John Brebbia. Toglia will only be playing in his 19th major-league game. He's gone 15-for-66 (.227) with two homers, six doubles and 10 RBI in the early going.
Source: Baseball
Wed Sep 2122:32Jose Altuve Is Considered Day-To-DayJose Altuve2BAstrosFree Agent
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (elbow) was pulled out of Wednesday's contest after getting hit by a pitch. The organization believes that the veteran infielder has avoided a serious injury. He has been diagnosed with left elbow discomfort and is considered day-to-day. It doesn't sound like something that is going to cost Altuve more than a game or two. Fantasy managers should adjust their lineups accordingly.
Source: Brian