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  • Yainer Diaz HOU DH
    Astros' Yainer Diaz: Optioned to Triple-A
    20m ago

    Diaz was optioned to Triple-A Sugar Land on Thursday.

    Diaz was subsequently placed on the Astros' taxi squad, so he will still hang around the team in case he's needed in the near future. The young backstop has one hit and a walk over just nine plate appearances this season. He will be replaced on the major-league roster by Jake Meyers, who was called up Thursday as a corresponding move.

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  • Zach Plesac CLE SP
    Guardians' Zach Plesac: Start pushed back to Saturday
    25m ago

    Plesac (hand) will now start Saturday's game against the Royals, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

    The right-hander was initially slated to return from the injured list to start Friday's matchup against Kansas City, but he'll be pushed back a day since Aaron Civale will now take the mound Friday. The altered rotation plans also mean that Civale lines up to start Wednesday's regular-season finale, while Saturday's start will likely be Plesac's last of the regular season. It's possible that Plesac moves to a bullpen role during the playoffs.

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  • Jake Meyers HOU CF
    Astros' Jake Meyers: Recalled from minors
    28m ago

    Meyers was recalled from Triple-A Sugar Land on Thursday.

    Meyers spent an extended period of time in Houston earlier this summer, recording a .557 OPS over 149 plate appearances. Since being shipped to Triple-A toward the end of August, he's slashed .337/.450/.543 over 111 plate appearances. He will likely serve as a depth piece in the Astros' outfield as they close out the season. In a corresponding move, Yainer Diaz was optioned to Triple-A and placed on the major-league taxi squad.

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  • Cristofer Ogando TB RP
    Rays' Cristofer Ogando: Loses spot on 40-man roster
    29m ago

    Ogando was designated for assignment by the Rays on Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Ogando was sent down by the Rays on Wednesday, and he'll lose his spot on the 40-man roster a day later as part of a move after Easton McGee's contract was selected from Triple-A Durham on Thursday. If Ogando goes unclaimed on waivers, it seems likely that he'll remain in the organization.

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  • Spencer Howard TEX SP
    Rangers' Spencer Howard: Reinstated, sent to Triple-A
    1h ago

    Howard (shoulder) was activated from the 15-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday.

    Howard appeared in four games with Round Rock during his rehab assignment, and he'll remain with the affiliate now that he's been fully cleared from the right shoulder impingement that put him on the IL in early August. The 26-year-old has appeared in 10 games for the Rangers this year and has a 7.41 ERA, 1.73 WHIP and 32:15 K:BB across 37.2 innings.

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  • Steven Wilson SD RP
    Padres' Steven Wilson: Tabbed to open Thursday
    1h ago

    Wilson will start Thursday's game against the Dodgers, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.

    Wilson has a 2.88 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 50:18 K:BB across 50 innings this year, and he'll make his first career start as the opener in Thursday's series finale. The rookie right-hander is unlikely to qualify for a potential victory and should give way to the bullpen after an inning or two.

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  • Christian Bethancourt TB C
    Rays' Christian Bethancourt: Out of Thursday's lineup
    2h ago

    Bethancourt is not in the lineup for Thursday's game at Cleveland, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    Bethancourt started the past three games and will take a seat after he went 2-for-11 with an RBI, a run and six strikeouts during that span. Francisco Mejia will step in behind the plate and bat ninth in Thursday's series finale.

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  • Willson Contreras CHC C
    Cubs' Willson Contreras: Back behind plate
    5h ago

    Contreras will start at catcher in Thursday's game against the Phillies.

    Contreras served as the designated hitter in the first two games he appeared in after being activated from the injured list Tuesday, but he will be back behind the plate Thursday afternoon. The Cubs' regular leadoff hitter of late, Zach McKinstry, is not in Thursday's lineup, and Contreras will replace him atop the order.

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  • Ryan Jeffers MIN C
    Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Hits bench Thursday
    7h ago

    Jeffers is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the White Sox.

    After being activated from the 60-day injured list Tuesday, Jeffers made his return to the lineup in Wednesday's 8-4 win and went 0-for-3 with a walk. He'll take a seat for the day game after a night game, but Jeffers should be part of a timeshare at catcher with Gary Sanchez for the final week of the season, if not the Twins' preferred option behind the dish.

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  • Andrew Knizner STL C
    Cardinals' Andrew Knizner: Homers in second straight game
    7h ago

    Knizner went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss against the Brewers.

    Knizner led off the seventh inning with a homer off righty reliever Matt Bush to cut the Cardinals' deficit to one. The catcher's last 14 games have been abysmal at the plate as he's recorded a .098 average and .268 slugging percentage over 41 at-bats. However after a recent 0-for-19 stretch , the 27-year-old has homered in back-to-back contests.

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  • Eric Haase DET C
    Tigers' Eric Haase: Idle Thursday
    7h ago

    Haase is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Royals.

    He'll get a breather for the day game after he was behind the plate for all nine innings of the Tigers' 2-1 win Wednesday night. Tucker Barnhart will get the starting nod at catcher, forming a battery with starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez.

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  • MJ Melendez KC C
    Royals' MJ Melendez: Tallies 18th homer
    15h ago

    Melendez went 1-for-3 with two walks and a solo home run Wednesday against the Tigers.

    Melendez took Will Vest deep to lead off the game for his 18th homer of the season. Melendez now has three home runs across his last seven starts, though he's gone hitless on four occasions in that span. Through 503 career plate appearances, Melendez owns a .314 wOBA and 101 wRC+.

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  • Josh Naylor CLE 1B
    Guardians' Josh Naylor: Sits against southpaw
    2h ago

    Naylor isn't in the lineup Thursday against the Rays.

    Naylor will head to the bench for the second time in the last four games with left-hander Jeffrey Springs starting for Tampa Bay. Gabriel Arias is taking over at first base and batting seventh.

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  • Alec Burleson STL 1B
    Cardinals' Alec Burleson: Swipes bag in loss
    4h ago

    Burleson went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Brewers.

    Burleson found himself in the lineup Wednesday after the Cardinals rested a handful of starters following their division-clinching win Tuesday. Playing time has been sporadic for Burleson since his Sept. 7 call-up, as he hasn't done enough to claim a larger role. The top prospect is slashing .194/.242/.290 with a home run, one RBI and two runs scored through 33 plate appearances. Considering he recorded only four stolen bases across 109 games with Triple-A Memphis, Burleson shouldn't be counted on for speed contributions in the majors.

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  • Ty France SEA 1B
    Mariners' Ty France: Continues late-season surge in win
    4h ago

    France went 2-for-4 with two runs in a win over the Rangers on Wednesday.

    France joined Eugenio Suarez as the only other Mariner with multiple knocks in the low-scoring win. It was France's third multi-hit tally in the last four games alone, and he's now sporting a .304 average and .865 OPS over his last 14 games, a span during which he's also laced six extra-base hits (three doubles, one triple, two home runs), garnered 10 RBI and scored 11 runs.

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  • Alfonso Rivas CHC 1B
    Cubs' Alfonso Rivas: Resting Thursday
    5h ago

    Rivas is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Phillies.

    Rivas has been the Cubs' primary first baseman in September, but he will be held out Thursday with manager David Ross loading up on right-handed hitters against Phillies southpaw Ranger Suarez. David Bote will cover first base in Rivas' place.

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  • Seth Brown OAK 1B
    Athletics' Seth Brown: Gets to double-digit steals
    5h ago

    Brown went 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in a loss to the Angels on Wednesday.

    The slugger garnered his 10th steal in 11 attempts during the loss, further enriching a season stat line that also includes 26 doubles, two triples, 25 home runs and 66 RBI. Now having produced back-to-back 20-homer seasons and flashing some solid wheels on the basepaths, Brown seemingly just needs to continue improving on his 70.5 percent contact rate to take himself to another level offensively.

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  • Spencer Torkelson DET 1B
    Tigers' Spencer Torkelson: Resting for day game
    7h ago

    Torkelson is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Royals.

    Harold Castro will take over at first base while the rookie rests for the series finale. Torkelson started in both of the first two matchups with Kansas City, going 0-for-7 with a walk and two strikeouts.

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  • Esteban Quiroz CHC 2B
    Cubs' Esteban Quiroz: Not part of Thursday's lineup
    4h ago

    Quiroz is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Phillies.

    Quiroz went 8-for-19 (.421) over his last five games, but he will be held out Thursday with the Cubs starting nine right-handed hitters against Phillies left-hander Ranger Suarez. Christopher Morel will man the keystone for the Cubs on Thursday afternoon.

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  • Tony Kemp OAK 2B
    Athletics' Tony Kemp: Swipes 11th bag Wednesday
    5h ago

    Kemp went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a run in a loss to the Angels on Wednesday.

    The veteran led off and provided one of the few productive nights at the plate for a largely moribund Athletics offense. Kemp has been wielding a mostly productive bat for the last month-plus, posting a .286 average, .790 OPS, nine extra-base hits and 17 RBI over his last 28 games, all while striking out a tiny 6.1 percent clip in that sample. Both his RBI and stolen-base production are also at a career-best level this season, as Kemp has set new high-water marks with 45 runs driven in and 11 thefts (in 12 attempts) across 141 games.

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  • Trevor Story BOS 2B
    Red Sox's Trevor Story: Season likely over
    5h ago

    Story (heel) is dealing with an illness and is unlikely to play again this season, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

    The Red Sox hoped to get Story back from the heel injury before the season came to a close, but his illness will prevent him from traveling for Boston's upcoming series in Toronto, and he's unlikely to be activated for the three-game set versus Tampa Bay next week. Assuming Story is indeed done for the year, the trio of Christian Arroyo, Enrique Hernandez and Yu Chang will hold down second base the rest of the way.

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  • Michael Massey KC 2B
    Royals' Michael Massey: Missing from Thursday's lineup
    5h ago

    Massey is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Tigers.

    Massey has been getting chances to show what he can do against left-handed pitchers, but he will not be in there Thursday against southpaw Eduardo Rodriguez after going just 6-for-38 (.158) over his last nine games. Nicky Lopez will man the keystone in Massey's place.

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  • Christian Arroyo BOS 2B
    Red Sox's Christian Arroyo: Rejoins starting nine
    7h ago

    Arroyo (illness) is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Orioles.

    After spending the last two innings of Wednesday's game at second base, Arroyo will join the starting nine Thursday for the first time since Sept. 18. He will start at second base and hit seventh in Boston's batting order.

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  • Wilmer Flores SF 2B
    Giants' Wilmer Flores: Sitting Wednesday
    21h ago

    Flores is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Rockies, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

    Flores is hitless in his past four games and will take a seat Wednesday with righty Jose Urena pitching for Colorado. Evan Longoria will bat cleanup as the designated hitter.

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  • Yandy Diaz TB 3B
    Rays' Yandy Diaz: Out again Thursday
    2h ago

    Diaz (shoulder) is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Guardians, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    Diaz has missed the past eight games with the shoulder issue and will remain on the bench for Thursday's series finale in Cleveland. Isaac Paredes will receive another start at the hot corner for the Rays.

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  • Eugenio Suarez SEA 3B
    Mariners' Eugenio Suarez: Three-hit night in win
    5h ago

    Suarez went 3-for-3 with an RBI double and a walk in a win over the Rangers on Wednesday.

    Suarez served in the DH role for the second time in as many games following his return from the injured list, and he was the Mariners' most productive hitter on the night overall. The veteran's first-inning double erased an early 1-0 deficit by plating Dylan Moore, while the multi-hit effort was his first since Sept. 11. Suarez's 85 RBI are also his best showing in that category since 2019, and he's now sporting a 97-point improvement over his 2021 OPS of .714.

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  • Zach McKinstry CHC 3B
    Cubs' Zach McKinstry: Left out against lefty
    5h ago

    McKinstry is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Phillies.

    McKinstry started the last 12 games and hit leadoff in all but one of them, but he will head to the bench Thursday with the Cubs employing an all-righty lineup against Philadelphia starter Ranger Suarez. David Bote will join the lineup in McKinstry's place, and Willson Contreras will take his spot at the top of the batting order.

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  • Yoan Moncada CHW 3B
    White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Remains out of lineup
    6h ago

    Moncada (foot) is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Twins.

    Moncada was held out of Wednesday's lineup with a sore foot, and he will sit out for a second straight day. Josh Harrison will man the hot corner in Moncada's place.

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  • Kody Clemens DET 3B
    Tigers' Kody Clemens: Recalled from Triple-A
    6h ago

    Clemens was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Thursday.

    Clemens was optioned to Toledo earlier this month, but he was brought back to take the roster spot of Kerry Carpenter (back), who was placed on the injured list in the corresponding move. Clemens, who owns a .504 OPS at the top level this season, figures to fill a super-utility role over the final week of the campaign.

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  • Gio Urshela MIN 3B
    Twins' Gio Urshela: Scores three times in win
    7h ago

    Urshela went 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

    Urshela notched a double off righty starter Johnny Cueto during his three-hit, three-run affair. The third baseman has been heating up of late, going 10-for-16 with two doubles, two RBI and five runs over his last four games.

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  • Taylor Walls TB SS
    Rays' Taylor Walls: Takes seat Thursday
    2h ago

    Walls is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Guardians, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    Walls has a .561 OPS through 21 games in September and will head to the bench for Thursday's series finale. Jonathan Aranda will step in at the keystone and bat leadoff.

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  • Nico Hoerner CHC SS
    Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Swipes 19th bag
    5h ago

    Hoerner went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Wednesday's 4-2 win over Philadelphia.

    Hoerner kicked off the Cubs' four-run rally in the fifth with a leadoff single before stealing second. He later came around to score Chicago's first run of the game after Yan Gomes grounded into a fielder's choice play at shortstop. Hoerner is just 2-for-12 (.167) since returning from the injured list (triceps) with a stolen base and a run scored while striking out four times.

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  • Bryson Stott PHI SS
    Phillies' Bryson Stott: Sitting out Thursday
    5h ago

    Stott is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cubs.

    Stott went just 2-for-31 (.065) over his last nine games, so he will be held out for the first time since Sept. 7. Nick Maton will start at shortstop in Stott's place.

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  • Alan Trejo COL SS
    Rockies' Alan Trejo: Swats homer in loss
    13h ago

    Trejo went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Giants.

    Trejo popped the ball off and over the right-field wall in the fifth inning for a 332-foot solo shot. It was his first homer since Sept. 13 and his fourth of the season. Trejo has been hitting well of late, going 11-for-33 (.333 average) with two doubles, a homer and four RBI over his past nine contests.

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  • Kyle Farmer CIN SS
    Reds' Kyle Farmer: Launches 14th homer
    16h ago

    Farmer went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Wednesday against the Pirates.

    Farmer took Chase De Jong deep in the ninth inning for his 14th homer of the season. Six of those long balls have come in September, and Farmer has also tacked on 17 RBI and 10 runs scored for the month. Despite the hot stretch, Farmer still has a pedestrian .255/.315/.390 line across 560 plate appearances on the campaign.

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  • C.J. Abrams WAS SS
    Nationals' CJ Abrams: Comes up big Wednesday
    18h ago

    Abrams went 3-for-5 with one RBI and one run scored in Wednesday's 3-2 extra-inning victory over Atlanta.

    Abrams recorded three of Washington's five hits Wednesday, including a walkoff single in the bottom of the 10th inning. The multi-hit effort was his third in his last six games, during which he has driven in two runs, scored five times and stolen three bases. The rookie is slashing .243/.280/.323 through 281 plate appearances this season.

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  • Jake Meyers HOU CF
    Astros' Jake Meyers: Recalled from minors
    28m ago

    Meyers was recalled from Triple-A Sugar Land on Thursday.

    Meyers spent an extended period of time in Houston earlier this summer, recording a .557 OPS over 149 plate appearances. Since being shipped to Triple-A toward the end of August, he's slashed .337/.450/.543 over 111 plate appearances. He will likely serve as a depth piece in the Astros' outfield as they close out the season. In a corresponding move, Yainer Diaz was optioned to Triple-A and placed on the major-league taxi squad.

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  • Willi Castro DET RF
    Tigers' Willi Castro: Diagnosed with hamstring strain
    1h ago

    Castro exited Thursday's game against the Royals due to a left hamstring strain.

    Castro appeared to sustain his injury while running to second base on a double in the fourth inning after he hit a solo homer in the second. The severity of the issue isn't yet known, but the 25-year-old will presumably be monitored in the coming days to determine his status for the final few games of the regular season.

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  • Willi Castro DET RF
    Tigers' Willi Castro: Leaves with hamstring issue
    2h ago

    Castro was removed from Thursday's game against the Royals with an apparent hamstring injury, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Castro hit a solo homer during the second inning and suffered the hamstring injury while running to second base on his double in the fourth. The specifics of the issue remain unclear, but an absence of any length could end the season for the 25-year-old with only six games left on the schedule.

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  • Will Brennan CLE RF
    Guardians' Will Brennan: Not in Thursday's lineup
    2h ago

    Brennan isn't starting Thursday against the Rays.

    Brennan went 3-for-8 with a run, a walk and two stolen bases over the last two games but will get a day off with southpaw Jeffrey Springs on the mound for Tampa Bay. Oscar Gonzalez will take his place in right field and bat cleanup.

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  • Jose Siri TB CF
    Rays' Jose Siri: Not starting Thursday
    2h ago

    Siri is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Guardians, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    Siri started the past seven games and will head to the bench after he went 4-for-24 with a home run, two RBI and two runs during that stretch. Manuel Margot will shift to center field while Randy Arozarena starts in right.

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  • Michael Toglia COL RF
    Rockies' Michael Toglia: Struggling with strikeouts
    3h ago

    Toglia went 0-for-4 with an RBI on Wednesday against the Giants.

    Toglia grounded out in the top of the ninth inning to drive in his 11th run of the season. Across his last 14 starts, Toglia has struck out at a 38.9 percent clip with a .160 average. Despite his struggles, he's maintained a consistent role in Colorado's outfield.

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  • Zach Plesac CLE SP
    Guardians' Zach Plesac: Start pushed back to Saturday
    25m ago

    Plesac (hand) will now start Saturday's game against the Royals, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

    The right-hander was initially slated to return from the injured list to start Friday's matchup against Kansas City, but he'll be pushed back a day since Aaron Civale will now take the mound Friday. The altered rotation plans also mean that Civale lines up to start Wednesday's regular-season finale, while Saturday's start will likely be Plesac's last of the regular season. It's possible that Plesac moves to a bullpen role during the playoffs.

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  • Spencer Howard TEX SP
    Rangers' Spencer Howard: Reinstated, sent to Triple-A
    1h ago

    Howard (shoulder) was activated from the 15-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday.

    Howard appeared in four games with Round Rock during his rehab assignment, and he'll remain with the affiliate now that he's been fully cleared from the right shoulder impingement that put him on the IL in early August. The 26-year-old has appeared in 10 games for the Rangers this year and has a 7.41 ERA, 1.73 WHIP and 32:15 K:BB across 37.2 innings.

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  • Noah Syndergaard PHI SP
    Phillies' Noah Syndergaard: Will start Friday's nightcap
    3h ago

    Syndergaard will start Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the Nationals, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

    Syndergaard last pitched Sept. 21 and fired two scoreless innings out of the bullpen, but he'll briefly return to the rotation for Friday's twin bill. The right-hander struggled in his last four starts prior to the move to the bullpen with a 6.14 ERA across 22 innings.

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  • Jordan Lyles BAL SP
    Orioles' Jordan Lyles: Starting Friday on short rest
    4h ago

    Lyles is scheduled to start Friday's game against the Yankees, Andy Kostka of The Baltimore Sun reports.

    A rain delay limited Lyles to just two innings and 37 pitches in his last start Monday, so manager Brandon Hyde decided to give him the ball Friday on short rest. Given the short start his last time out, it's likely Lyles will not face any limitations in Friday's outing.

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  • Michael Lorenzen LAA SP
    Angels' Michael Lorenzen: Sharp in win
    5h ago

    Lorenzen (8-6) earned the win Wednesday, allowing one unearned run on three hits with three walks over five innings against the Athletics while striking out eight.

    The only damage on Lorenzen came in the first inning after he allowed a leadoff single to Tony Kemp, who later came around to score on a Conner Capel single. However, the 30-year-old right-hander retired 16 of the next 19 batters he faced while producing seven swinging strikeouts on the evening. Lorenzen has won his last two decisions and it was the first time since May 21 that he didn't allow an earned run in a start.

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  • Adrian Martinez OAK SP
    Athletics' Adrian Martinez: Takes third loss in last four
    6h ago

    Martinez (4-6) took the loss Wednesday, allowing three runs on five hits over 4.2 innings against the Angels. He struck out four.

    Martinez retired nine of the first 10 batters he faced before surrendering a solo home run to Mike Trout in the fourth inning to make it a 1-1 game. Shohei Ohtani then singled in the next at-bat and later came around to score the second of three runs for the Angels that inning, all charged to Martinez. The right-hander would later strike out Trout in the fifth before being relieved by by Sam Selman. Martinez has now allowed three or more runs in four consecutive starts, going 0-3 over that stretch with a 9.33 ERA and 1.91 WHIP.

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  • Cristofer Ogando TB RP
    Rays' Cristofer Ogando: Loses spot on 40-man roster
    29m ago

    Ogando was designated for assignment by the Rays on Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Ogando was sent down by the Rays on Wednesday, and he'll lose his spot on the 40-man roster a day later as part of a move after Easton McGee's contract was selected from Triple-A Durham on Thursday. If Ogando goes unclaimed on waivers, it seems likely that he'll remain in the organization.

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  • Steven Wilson SD RP
    Padres' Steven Wilson: Tabbed to open Thursday
    1h ago

    Wilson will start Thursday's game against the Dodgers, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.

    Wilson has a 2.88 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 50:18 K:BB across 50 innings this year, and he'll make his first career start as the opener in Thursday's series finale. The rookie right-hander is unlikely to qualify for a potential victory and should give way to the bullpen after an inning or two.

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  • Calvin Faucher TB RP
    Rays' Calvin Faucher: Sent down Thursday
    1h ago

    Faucher was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Faucher spent just under a week in the major-league bullpen and converted his lone save chance while striking out three in four scoreless innings over three appearances. However, he'll be cast off the active roster as part of a move after Easton McGee's contract was selected Thursday.

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  • James Karinchak CLE RP
    Guardians' James Karinchak: Earns win Wednesday
    4h ago

    Karinchak (2-0) struck out the side to earn the extra-inning win over the Rays on Wednesday.

    Karinchak needed 15 pitches (10 strikes) to keep the game tied at 1-1 in the 10th inning, and Amed Rosario delivered a walkoff single in the bottom half of the frame. Over his last six innings, Karinchak has a 9:1 K:BB and he's allowed only two hits without surrendering a run. The righty owns a 1.45 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 59:19 K:BB with three saves, eight holds and a blown save through 37.1 innings this year.

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  • Jose Cuas KC RP
    Royals' Jose Cuas: Optioned to Omaha
    5h ago

    Cuas was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Thursday.

    Cuas picked up the win in his last appearance and has posted a 2.57 ERA in September, but his 1.86 WHIP this month suggests he got a bit lucky, and the Royals decided to remove him from the roster to open up a spot for fellow reliever Taylor Clarke.

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  • Chase De Jong PIT RP
    Pirates' Chase De Jong: Blows save chance
    5h ago

    De Jong allowed three earned runs on four hits to blow the save Wednesday against the Reds.

    De Jong entered the game with a three-run lead, but he served up back-to-back homers to blow the save chance. He's been effective for long stretches of the season but has a 5.27 ERA and 1.61 WHIP across 13.2 innings in September. He isn't likely to see save additional save chances with David Bednar back from the injured list.

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  • Yainer Diaz HOU DH
    Astros' Yainer Diaz: Optioned to Triple-A
    20m ago

    Diaz was optioned to Triple-A Sugar Land on Thursday.

    Diaz was subsequently placed on the Astros' taxi squad, so he will still hang around the team in case he's needed in the near future. The young backstop has one hit and a walk over just nine plate appearances this season. He will be replaced on the major-league roster by Jake Meyers, who was called up Thursday as a corresponding move.

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  • Eloy Jimenez CHW DH
    White Sox's Eloy Jimenez: Not in Thursday's lineup
    6h ago

    Jimenez is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Twins.

    With Jimenez going 5-for-27 (.185) over his last seven games and the White Sox playing a day game Thursday, Jimenez will be held out for the second time in four contests. Jose Abreu will serve as Chicago's designated hitter with Andrew Vaughn manning first base.

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  • Kerry Carpenter DET DH
    Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Ruled out for rest of season
    6h ago

    Carpenter was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a left lumbar spine strain.

    Carpenter, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com, injured his lower back during a pregame workout Thursday, and he will miss the rest of the season as a result. An MRI revealed no structural damage in Carpenter's back, so he should be back at 100 percent well in advance of spring training. The 25-year-old is one of Detroit's top prospects and posted a .795 OPS in his rookie season, so he could occupy a starting spot for the Tigers in 2023.

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  • Kerry Carpenter DET DH
    Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Sitting against righty
    7h ago

    Carpenter is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Royals.

    The lefty-hitting Carpenter finds himself on the bench for the second straight game, this time versus a right-hander (Jonathan Heasley) after he took a seat Wednesday against Royals lefty Daniel Lynch. Willi Castro will pick up another start in right field at Carpenter's expense.

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    Cabrera is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Royals.

    The 39-year-old will be getting some maintenance while Detroit concludes its series with a day game after a night game. Javier Baez will serve as the Tigers' designated hitter while Cabrera rests after going 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's 2-1 victory.

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    Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Delivers offense Wednesday
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    Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Royals.

    Cabrera took Kansas City starter Daniel Lynch deep in the first inning with a runner on, and it was all the offense Detroit needed in the narrow win. The veteran now has five long balls this season, which would be his fewest since hitting three home runs across just 38 games during an injury-plagued 2018 campaign.

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