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Fri Sep 2200:22Miguel Cabrera Leaves Thursday's Game EarlyMiguel Cabrera3BTigersFree Agent
Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera was removed from Thursday's game in the sixth inning after fouling a pitch off his lower leg. There are no signs of a fracture and Cabrera will be re-evaluated after the game. Miggy is in the midst of his final season of baseball, one which will hopefully not end with this injury. It is very likely that even if Cabrera is injured, he will take an at-bat in the team's final game to get one last hoorah. Although he's slowed down the past few years, Miggy has had an inner-circle hall-of-fame caliber career.
Source: Adrian
Wed Sep 2018:22Martin Perez Could Rejoin RotationMartín PérezSPRangersFree Agent
Texas Rangers pitcher Martin Perez could rejoin the starting rotation for the final stretch of the regular season. Rangers' manager Bruce Bochy confirmed on Wednesday that Perez has a chance at returning to the rotation. The left-hander was shifted to the bullpen in early August. The 32-year-old was struggling in the rotation, so they decided to move him into a long relief role. However, the Rangers are in need of starting pitchers with Max Scherzer (shoulder) currently sidelined. Perez has allowed just two earned runs over his last 18 innings out of the bullpen. He could be an interesting streaming option if the Rangers do bring him back to the rotation.
Source: Jeff
Wed Sep 2016:07Giants Put Alex Cobb On 15-Day Injured ListAlex CobbSPRaysFree Agent
The San Francisco Giants placed right-hander Alex Cobb (hip) on the 15-day injured list on Wednesday and recalled left-hander Kyle Harrison and right-hander Sean Hjelle from Triple-A Sacramento in corresponding moves. The team also placed right-hander Keaton Winn (illness) on the COVID injured list (retroactive to Sept. 19). Cobb has been dealing with a nagging left-hip injury for most of the second half of the season and had to be pulled from his start early on Tuesday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks when it flared up on him. The 35-year-old could return to start games for the Gigantes if they secure the final wild-card spot in the National League, but Cobb won't be of any use to fantasy managers in single-year leagues at this point. He finishes the 2023 season by going 7-7 with a 3.87 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 131 K's in 151 1/3 innings over 28 starts.
Source: Giants
Wed Sep 2014:56Kevin Gausman Looking To Keep The Blue Jays Rolling WednesdayKevin GausmanSPOriolesFree Agent
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Kevin Gausman will look to keep his club hot when he takes on the New York Yankees in a road start Wednesday evening. Winners of four straight, the Blue Jays currently occupy the second Wild Card spot in the American League but sit just a single game ahead of both the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners with two postseason spots available between the three clubs. The right-hander allowed four earned runs while uncharacteristically walking six in just 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the aforementioned Rangers his last time out. For the season, Gausman sports a healthy 3.40 ERA in 29 starts while his 222 strikeouts on the season sit third in baseball behind only Spencer Strider (270) and Blake Snell (227).
Wed Sep 2014:41Manny Machado Returns To Starting Lineup WednesdayManny Machado3BOriolesFree Agent
San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado (elbow) is back in the club's starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Colorado Rockies and right-hander Chase Anderson. The veteran got the night off on Tuesday as he was dealing with an elbow issue but will return to hit cleanup and handle designated hitter duties on Wednesday afternoon. It's been a down season by his lofty standards as Machado is hitting .250 with 28 home runs, three stolen bases, and a .767 OPS across 574 trips to the plate, his worst offensive season since 2019, as judged by his 111 wRC+. He has an attractive matchup on tap, however, as Anderson has been touched up for a 6.00 ERA and 2.04 HR/9 across 17 appearances (15 starts) on the season.
Tue Sep 1922:53Alex Cobb Suffers Hip Injury TuesdayAlex CobbSPRaysFree Agent
San Francisco Giants right-hander Alex Cobb (hip) was removed from his start on Tuesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks after two pitches in the third inning and was clearly bothered by his left hip. Cobb grabbed at his hip as he walked off at the end of the second inning. Before hitting the showers early, the 35-year-old veteran allowed a whopping five earned runs on five hits while walking one and striking out one in just two innings of work to raise his season ERA to 3.87. Given the circumstances and where we're at in the season, there's a good chance we won't see Cobb again this season. But until we know more, fantasy managers should consider him day-to-day.
Source: San Jose Mercury News - Evan
Tue Sep 1916:05Marlins Claim Matt Moore Off Waivers From GuardiansMatt MooreSPRaysFree Agent
The Miami Marlins claimed left-handed reliever Matt Moore off waivers from the Cleveland Guardians on Tuesday, according to sources. The Guardians claimed Moore off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels earlier this month, but now he's on the move again. Moore won't be postseason-eligible if the Marlins end up winning the final wild-card spot in the National League. The 34-year-old veteran southpaw could surely give Miami's bullpen a boost down the stretch, though, as he's gone 4-1 with a 2.77 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 57 strikeouts in 48 2/3 relief innings this year for the Angels and Guardians. He wasn't as good in his five outings out of the bullpen for the Guardians, allowing two earned runs while striking out eight in 4 2/3 frames.
Source: - Jeff
Tue Sep 1912:31J.D. Martinez Goes Deep Twice In Win Over TigersJ.D. MartinezLFAstrosFree Agent
Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter J.D. Martinez was seeing the ball well in Monday night's 8-3 win over the visiting Detroit Tigers. Martinez finished the team's 92 win of the year by going 3-for-4 with two home runs, five RBI, two runs scored and a strikeout. The time off that Martinez took in August due to a lingering hamstring issue appears to have done him some good, as he's gone 15-for-48 (.313) with three home runs, two doubles, 15 RBI and seven runs scored in 13 starts since coming off the injured list on Aug. 15. The six-time All-Star needs just two more home runs to reach the 30-homer mark for the fifth time in his career. Martinez is hitting .266/.318/.556 overall with an .873 OPS, 24 doubles, two triples, 91 RBI and 55 runs scored in 101 games in his first year in LA.
Tue Sep 1901:04Manny Machado Likely To Have Elbow SurgeryManny Machado3BOriolesFree Agent
San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado (elbow) is saying that he's likely to have surgery on his injured right elbow, and it could happen before the end of the regular season. The Padres technically have yet to be eliminated from a playoff spot in the National League, but they are currently 5.5 games behind the final wild-card spot with four teams in front of them, so it's pretty much a wrap for them in 2023. The 31-year-old might continue serving as the designated hitter until the Friars are mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. Machado could be looking at a six- to seven-month recovery timetable after the surgery, so he may not even be ready for the start of the 2024 season. He entered Monday night's game hitting .251/.315/.456 with 28 homers, 84 RBI, three steals and 73 runs scored in 513 at-bats in what has been an extremely disappointing season for the Pads.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Jeff
Tue Sep 1900:14Ryan Pressly Blows Save, Takes Loss MondayRyan PresslySPTwinsFree Agent
Houston Astros closer Ryan Pressly blew his sixth save of the season in Monday's 8-7 loss to the Orioles, falling to 3-5. Pressly came on to pitch the top of the ninth inning up by two. He got the first out on a strikeout, allowed back-to-back singles, allowed a go-ahead three-run home run, and allowed a walk before ending the inning on back-to-back strikeouts. Despite the poor outing, the 34-year-old has been a higher-end fantasy contributor once again this season, securing 30 saves with a 3.84 ERA and a 10.48 K/9 rate.
Tue Sep 1900:08Aaron Hicks Exits Early Monday With Apparent CrampingAaron HicksLFTwinsFree Agent
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Aaron Hicks (cramp) left Monday's 8-7 win over the Astros in the ninth inning with an apparent cramp, per Baltimore Sun's Jacob Calvin Meyer. Hicks went 1-for-4 with a single, a walk, and a strikeout. He advanced to second on a past ball in the top of the ninth and slid awkwardly into second before being replaced defensively in the bottom half of the inning. Fantasy managers should check for further news tomorrow, but it sounds as though he did not sustain any serious injury. The 33-year-old has been a solid contributor since joining the O's at the end of May, batting .288 with seven home runs and 29 RBI in 177 at-bats.
Source: Jacob Calvin Meyer -
Mon Sep 1818:25Michael Brantley Taking A Seat MondayMichael BrantleyLFIndiansFree Agent
Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley is not in the starting lineup Monday against the Baltimore Orioles and left-hander John Means. The veteran is 0-for-9 with a strikeout over his last two games and will take a seat against the lefty on Monday while Chas McCormick takes over in left field. A shoulder injury kept Brantley out until late August and he hasn't been at his best since returning. The 36-year-old has hit .262 with two homers and a .702 OPS across 44 plate appearances on the season, and while he has struck out just twice in that time, he has also drawn just a single walk so far this season. His lack of power and speed at this stage in his career has kept Brantley off the fantasy radar over the last several seasons.
Mon Sep 1814:58Mike Trout Will Start Swinging SoonMike TroutLFAngelsFree Agent
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout (wrist) is traveling with the team on their current road trip and will starting swinging a bat soon. The 11-time All-Star didn't have any setbacks while taking dry swings earlier this month, so he's now ready to take the next step with an eye on returning to close out the 2023 campaign in yet another season that will end without a playoff appearance for the superstar outfielder. Trout fractured his left hamate bone in early July and returned from the injured list on Aug. 22, but he played in just one game before experiencing soreness in his hand/wrist and going back on the IL. Even if the 32-year-old is able to return in the final weeks of the season, there won't be much time for him to make an impact in fantasy.
Source: Bally Sports West - Erica
Mon Sep 1812:57Salvador Perez Goes On Concussion Injured ListSalvador PerezCRoyalsFree Agent
The Kansas City Royals placed catcher Salvador Perez (concussion) on the seven-day concussion injured list (retroactive to Sept. 17) on Monday and selected the contract of catcher Tyler Cropley from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move. The Royals also moved catcher Freddy Fermin (finger) to the 60-day injured list. Perez suffered the concussion on Saturday when he took a foul tip to the mask, and with very little time remaining before the end of the regular season, the 33-year-old veteran might have played his last game of 2023. For the time being, the Royals will roll with Cropley and Logan Porter as their two catchers. If this is the end of the year for Perez, he'd finish with a .252/.291/.415 slash line with 21 home runs, 72 RBI and 56 runs scored in 511 at-bats in 2023.
Source: Royals
Mon Sep 1800:59Sonny Gray Continues Impressive Season SundaySonny GrayRPAthleticsFree Agent
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Sonny Gray picked up his eighth win of the season Sunday in a 4-0 shutout win over the Chicago White Sox. Gray shut down the White Sox lineup with ease in this one, allowing just five hits while striking out six and walking none in seven scoreless frames. Gray has been exceptional this year, pitching to a 2.84 ERA and 1.17 WHIP with 171 K over 174 IP. Maybe more surprising is the fact that he has stayed healthy and given the Twins reliable innings all season. The 33-year-old is on pace to pitch more innings than he has since 2015 when he threw 208 IP. Gray will probably be drafted in the middle rounds next year, a place that provides a lot of upside but also some risk given his extensive injury history.
Sun Sep 1713:56Salvador Perez Not In The Lineup On Sunday Against HoustonSalvador PerezCRoyalsFree Agent
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (head) is not in the starting lineup on Sunday against the Houston Astros. Perez took a foul ball off his face mask in the fifth inning of Saturday's contest and left early with a "non-concussive head impact," according to Anne Rogers of Perez is reportedly feeling better, per manager Matt Quatraro, but he will start this one on the bench but could be available as a pinch-hitter. Logan Porter is starting behind the dish in Perez's place.
Source: Anne Rogers of
Sat Sep 1621:28Corey Kluber Done For The SeasonCorey KluberSPIndiansFree Agent
Boston Red Sox right-hander Corey Kluber (shoulder) won't pitch again this season, according to The 37-year-old was in the middle of a rehab assignment but will instead focus on getting healthy during the offseason from shoulder inflammation that's kept him on the shelf since June 20. Kluber's first season in Boston wasn't pretty, as he sported a 7.04 ERA and 1.64 WHIP with 42 punchouts over 55 innings split between the rotation and bullpen. The former MVP will likely enter 2024 as a free agent, as the Red Sox hold a club option, and he'll look to start fresh elsewhere.
Sat Sep 1613:27Manny Machado Not In The Lineup On SaturdayManny Machado3BOriolesFree Agent
San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado is not in the starting lineup on Saturday against the Oakland Athletics. The veteran third baseman has been in and out of the lineup over the last six games while dealing with tennis elbow in his right arm. So far, he's been able to manage the issue with the occasional day off and that routine will likely continue until the regular season wraps up. Machado has also been playing through a hand fracture that he suffered back in mid-May, so it's been a tough season for the 31-year-old. He's still put up a decent .250/.314/.455 batting line with 28 home runs, 84 RBI, and three stolen bases over 508 at-bats. Matthew Batten is filling in at third base in Machado's place and batting eighth against hard-throwing rookie Mason Miller and the A's.
Sat Sep 1612:12Carlos Santana Goes Yard Twice Friday NightCarlos SantanaCIndiansFree Agent
Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Carlos Santana displayed some power in Friday night's 5-3 win over the visiting Washington Nationals, going 2-for-3 with two solo home runs and a walk while hitting third in the lineup. The Brewers acquired Santana in a midseason trade from the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he's now up to 21 home runs, 75 RBI, six stolen bases and 71 runs scored while hitting .236 (118-for-500) in 133 total games with Pittsburgh and Milwaukee. In 39 games for the Brewers, he's slashing .239/.306/.439 with nine homers and 22 RBI in 170 plate appearances, but he's been heating up in the season's final month. The 37-year-old veteran switch-hitter has gone 14-for-50 (.280) with three homers, a double, seven RBI and 12 runs in 13 starts so far in September.
Sat Sep 1600:21Angels Place Mike Moustakas On Injured ListMike Moustakas3BRoyalsFree Agent
The Los Angeles Angels put infielder Mike Moustakas (forearm) on the 10-day injured list because of a left forearm extensor strain on Friday. They recalled second baseman Kyren Paris from Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding roster move. Moustakas exited Tuesday's game against the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning due to a sore left wrist, and it remains to be seen if he's able to return in 2023 with such little time remaining. Anaheim notably acquired the 35-year-old in a trade on the same night they pummeled his former Colorado Rockies team 25-1 for their worst loss in franchise history. Moustakas was serviceable at the start of his Angels career but stumbled to a .169 batting average (12-for-71) with one extra-base hit in his last 21 games. Eduardo Escobar and the recently elevated David Fletcher figure to take the Halos the rest of the way home at the hot corner.