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Tue Oct 416:49Luis Arraez Back In Lineup Against White SoxLuis Arraez2B/3B/LFTwinsObi-Wan
Minnesota Twins second baseman Luis Arraez (hamstring) is back in the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox and right-hander Lucas Giolito, serving as the designated hitter and batting leadoff as he chases the American League batting title. Arraez is back in the lineup after missing the last two games with a hamstring injury, but he's good enough to return as the DH on Tuesday. The 25-year-old is in the midst of a seven-game hitting streak and currently leads the league with a .315 batting average (171-for-542). Arraez also has a .372 on-base percentage, eight home runs, 49 RBI, 86 runs scored and four stolen bases in 596 plate appearances over 142 games this year. Get him back into your lineups.
Source: Baseball
Tue Oct 416:29Sam Haggerty Placed On Injured List TuesdaySam HaggertyLFMarinersBuchanalia
The Seattle Mariners placed outfielder Sam Haggerty (groin) on the 10-day injured list with a left groin strain on Tuesday and recalled infielder Abraham Toro from Triple-A Tacoma in a corresponding move. Left-hander Justus Sheffield was also designated as the team's 29th man for their doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers. Haggerty injured himself in Monday's loss to the Tigers and will now be unavailable to begin the postseason this weekend. There's a good chance we won't see the 28-year-old again in 2022, even if the Mariners advance past the wild-card round. He'll finish up the regular season hitting .256/.335/.403 with five home runs, 23 RBI, 29 runs scored and 13 stolen bases in 83 games in his third season in Seattle.
Source: Mariners
Tue Oct 416:15Yandy Diaz Starting At Third Base TuesdayYandy Díaz1B/3BRaysTeam Erik
Tampa Bay Rays infielder Yandy Diaz is making the start at third base and is hitting leadoff on Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox and right-hander Nathan Eovaldi. Diaz was dealing with a shoulder injury in the latter half of September. He returned to the starting lineup last Friday but didn't start any of the previous three games. The 31-year-old Cuban slugger is back in there in the leadoff spot again on Tuesday, and the fact that he's back on defense is a good sign as the regular season wraps up and the Rays get ready for their wild-card series this weekend. Diaz doesn't have a ton of power (nine home runs), but he has a strong .297 batting average and a .403 on-base percentage with 57 RBI, 71 runs scored and three stolen bases in 471 at-bats in 2022.
Source: Baseball
Tue Oct 416:09Xander Bogaerts Returns Against RaysXander BogaertsSSRed SoxBallbusters
Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (back) is back at shortstop and is hitting third against the Tampa Bay Rays and left-hander Jeffrey Springs on Tuesday. Bogaerts should be fine to play the final two games of the regular season for the BoSox. The 30-year-old is expected to opt out of his contract with the team this offseason, so Tuesday and Wednesday will likely be his final two games in Beantown. Bogaerts has made the All-Star team each of the last two years (four selections overall) and is currently hitting a strong .305/.376/.450 with an .826 OPS, 14 home runs, 69 RBI, 83 runs scored and eight stolen bases in 625 plate appearances over 148 games this year. He'll be one of the most coveted players in free agency if he reaches the open market this winter.
Source: Baseball
Tue Oct 416:00Salvador Perez Still Sidelined TuesdaySalvador PerezC/DHRoyalsObi-Wan
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (thumb) is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Cleveland Guardians. Perez will miss another game, and it remains to be seen if he'll play in the regular season finale on Wednesday. If the 32-year-old backstop cannot return on Wednesday, he'll finish his 2022 season with a .254/.292/.465 slash line with 23 home runs, 76 RBI and 48 runs scored in 473 plate appearances over 114 games. Perez took a step back after hitting a career-high 48 long balls and driving in 121 in 161 games last year, but the seven-time All-Star should remain one of the best power-hitting fantasy catchers in 2023. MJ Melendez is behind the dish again on Tuesday and is hitting leadoff against Guardians right-hander Cal Quantrill.
Source: Baseball
Tue Oct 415:10Jonathan Schoop Not Starting Game 1 On TuesdayJonathan Schoop1B/2B/DHTigersThe Empire
Detroit Tigers second baseman Jonathan Schoop isn't in the team's lineup for the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners and right-hander Chris Flexen. Schoop has logged 501 plate appearances for Detroit so far this season, batting .203 with a .240 on-base percentage, 11 home runs, and a career-high five stolen bases. Instead, Harold Castro will move over to second base and bat cleanup. The 28-year-old is hitting .272 with a .301 on-base percentage and seven home runs in 438 plate appearances this season. He's worth a look as a streaming option for fantasy managers in deeper leagues.
Source: Detroit
Tue Oct 415:04Patrick Sandoval Throws Six Scoreless Innings MondayPatrick SandovalSPAngelsFree Agent
Los Angeles Angels pitcher Patrick Sandoval finished his 2022 season with a strong start on Monday. Sandoval scattered five hits and a walk in six shutout innings against the division-rival Oakland A's, while also logging six strikeouts on 97 pitches. He finished with a 30% CSW rate and generated 17 swinging strikes on the day, 10 of which came via his changeup. In 148.2 innings of work this season, the 25-year-old has pitched to a 2.91 ERA, a 3.09 FIP, 151 strikeouts, and 60 walks.
Tue Oct 414:51Bryan Garcia Logs Strong Start Against MarinersBryan GarciaRPTigersFree Agent
Detroit Tigers pitcher Bryan Garcia turned in a quality outing on Monday against the Seattle Mariners. The right-hander scattered five hits, three earned runs, and a pair of walks in 6.2 innings against Seattle while also striking out six batters. He generated 14 swinging strikes on the day and finished with a 35% CSW rate. The 27-year-old has now made four starts for Detroit this season. In those four outings, he's logged a 3.54 ERA, a 5.27 FIP, 17 strikeouts, and 10 walks in 20.1 innings pitched.
Tue Oct 413:45Aaron Judge Could Play In Both Games TuesdayAaron JudgeCF/DH/RFYankeesTeam Sapinski
New York Yankees skipper Aaron Boone said that outfielder Aaron Judge will "probably" play in Game 2 of the team's doubleheader against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday if he doesn't hit a home run in Game 1. Judge tied Roger Maris' American League home run record of 61 that was set back in 1961, but he's still looking to break the record with three games remaining in the regular season. The 30-year-old slugger is serving as the designated hitter and batting leadoff in Game 1 against Rangers right-hander Jon Gray. Since hitting homer No. 61 on Sept. 28, Judge has gone 2-for-11 with no RBI, a run scored and seven strikeouts in four games.
Source: - Bryan
Tue Oct 413:21Jesus Luzardo Ends Season On A High NoteJesús LuzardoSPAthleticsFree Agent
Miami Marlins left-hander Jesus Luzardo went out on top in his final 2022 start of the season, shutting the division-leading Atlanta Braves down for six scoreless innings while allowing four hits with one walk and 12 strikeouts in the team's 4-0 victory on Monday. Luzardo picked up his fourth win of the season in the process, and he'll finish the year 4-7 with a 3.32 ERA (3.12 FIP), a 1.04 WHIP, a career-high 120 strikeouts and 35 walks in 100 1/3 innings pitched over his 18 starts in his first full season with the Fish. It was one of the 25-year-old southpaw's best starts of the year, and he tied his career high for strikeouts in a single game. If Luzardo can stay healthy in 2023, he can certainly be an ace for fantasy managers.
Tue Oct 413:10Sam Haggerty Injures Groin Monday NightSam HaggertyLFMarinersBuchanalia
Seattle Mariners outfielder Sam Haggerty (groin) suffered a groin injury on Monday night in the loss to the Detroit Tigers and had crutches by his locker after the game, according to manager Scott Servais. Haggerty will undergo an MRI exam on Tuesday, but he almost certainly won't be available to finish the regular season, and it remains to be seen if he'll be ready to play in the wild-card series this weekend. The 28-year-old went 1-for-2 with a run scored, stolen base and two walks in the game before leaving and is now hitting .256/.335/.403 with five home runs, 23 RBI, 29 runs scored and 13 stolen bases in his 176 at-bats for Seattle in 2022.
Source: The Seattle Times - Ryan
Tue Oct 413:06Gleyber Torres Out In Game 1 Of DoubleheaderGleyber Torres2B/SSYankeesDoubleHeader
New York Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres (illness) remains out of the starting lineup for Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday. Torres was feeling under the weather on Monday and was scratched from the lineup, but perhaps he'll return to action for Game 2. Consider him day-to-day to close out the regular season. With Torres out for another game, rookie Oswald Peraza is getting the start at the keystone and is hitting sixth against Rangers right-hander Jon Gray. In his first 39 major-league at-bats over 15 games played, Peraza has 13 hits (no homers), just one RBI, five runs scored and six strikeouts for the Yanks.
Source: Baseball
Tue Oct 400:52Martin Perez Delivers One More Quality Start MondayMartín PérezRP/SPRed SoxObi-Wan
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Martin Perez took the loss but turned in a final quality start in Monday's 3-1 loss to the Yankees. Perez pitched 6 innings, allowing one run on five hits and five walks with two strikeouts. The 31-year-old had a career season, going 12-8 with a 2.89 ERA over 32 starts with over 6 IP/start. He ended up being a high-floor fantasy asset this season, although fantasy managers should be skeptical heading into 2023, as his career ERA is a much more pedestrian 4.45.
Tue Oct 400:40Luis Severino Throws Seven No-Hit Innings MondayLuis SeverinoRP/SPYankeesDark Angel
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino turned in a gem in Monday's 3-1 win over the Rangers. Severino pitched 7 scoreless innings, allowing no hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. The 28-year-old did spend time on the injured list this season after virtually missing the last two seasons but looked sharp when he did pitch, going 7-3 with a 3.18 ERA in 19 starts and 102 IP. Severino could end up being a high-end fantasy option once again in 2023 if he can stay healthy, but that has shown to be a legitimate concern. Fantasy managers will have some time to see him pitch more during the playoffs.
Tue Oct 400:34Matt Barnes Earns Seventh Save Of Season MondayMatt BarnesRPRed SoxFree Agent
Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Matt Barnes picked up his seventh save of the season in Monday's 4-3 win over the Rays. Barnes came in to close things out with a one-run lead. He got the first out on a groundout, allowed a triple, but then was able to get the tying run out at home on a fielder's choice before getting the final out on another groundout. Barnes has seen two of the team's last four save opportunities, but the Red Sox have used a number of pitchers in the late innings throughout the season. Barnes has not pitched particularly well this season, posting a 4.42 ERA with a 4.89 BB/9 rate. His fantasy value in 2023 will depend on his role, but his value will be limited either way if he does not pitch better.
Mon Oct 320:39Carlos Rodon Could Be Shut DownCarlos RodónSPWhite SoxObi-Wan
San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler confirmed that it's possible the team will shut left-hander Carlos Rodon down for the final series of the regular season against the San Diego Padres this week. Kapler said the innings jump is definitely worth consideration, as are Rodon's wishes. The 29-year-old southpaw threw 132 2/3 innings in his final season with the Chicago White Sox last year, but he's already thrown a career-high 178 innings in his first year in San Francisco in 2022. He's been excellent for fantasy managers in his second straight All-Star season, going 14-8 with a 2.88 ERA (league-best 2.25 FIP), a 1.03 WHIP, a career-high 237 strikeouts and 52 walks in his 31 starts for the Gigantes.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan
Mon Oct 320:09Luis Arraez Still Out MondayLuis Arraez2B/3B/LFTwinsObi-Wan
Minnesota Twins second baseman Luis Arraez (hamstring) remains out of the starting lineup on Monday against the Chicago White Sox. It will be Arraez's second straight game starting on the bench due to a hamstring injury, but hopefully he'll be able to return on Tuesday to close out the final two games of the regular season while trying to extend his current seven-game hitting streak. The 25-year-old left-handed hitter has done nothing but hit in 2022, slashing .315/.372/.419 with eight homers, 49 RBI, 86 runs and four stolen bases in 542 at-bat. Nick Gordon is getting the start at the keystone on Monday and is hitting third against White Sox right-hander Johnny Cueto. Gordon finished up the month of September hitting .250 (23-for-92) with three homers, 15 RBI and seven runs scored in 26 games.
Source: Baseball
Mon Oct 318:50Xander Bogaerts Out With Back TightnessXander BogaertsSSRed SoxBallbusters
Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (back) is out of the starting lineup on Monday against the Tampa Bay Rays due to back tightness. It's the second straight game that Bogaerts will begin on the bench, but he should be considered day-to-day for the final two games of the regular season on Tuesday and Wednesday. If the 30-year-old isn't clear to play for the rest of the week, he'll finish with a .305/.376/.450 slash line with an .826 OPS, 14 home runs, 69 RBI, 83 runs scored and eight stolen bases in 551 at-bats in what is expected to be his final season in Boston. Enrique Hernandez is at the 6 on Monday and is hitting seventh against Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow. In 24 games in September, Hernandez went 20-for-82 (.244) with no homers, 10 RBI and 16 runs scored.
Source: The Athletic - Jen
Mon Oct 318:45Gleyber Torres Scratched On MondayGleyber Torres2B/SSYankeesDoubleHeader
New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres (illness) was scratched from the starting lineup on Monday against the Texas Rangers because he's "under the weather," according to skipper Aaron Boone. Torres should be considered day-to-day for the final regular season series of 2022, but hopefully he'll be able to play either Tuesday or Wednesday before the team kicks off the American League Division Series next week. With the 25-year-old sitting out, Isiah Kiner-Falefa will start at shortstop and bat seventh against Rangers left-hander Martin Perez on Monday. IKF finished off the month of September hitting .273 (21-for-77) with three home runs, 10 RBI and 12 runs scored in 21 games played.
Source: New York Daily News - Kristie
Mon Oct 318:25Nelson Cruz Wants To Continue Playing In 2023Nelson CruzDHTwinsObi-Wan
Washington Nationals designated hitter Nelson Cruz (eye) turned 42 in July and has seen a lack of power production in 2022 while also missing time with back tightness, shoulder soreness, a knee contusion and other minor injuries, including left-eye inflammation that continues to keep him out of the lineup on Monday. His OPS of .651 is his lowest mark since his first extended chance with the Texas Rangers in 2006. Many signs are pointing towards retirement after 18 MLB seasons, but Cruz isn't ready to walk away. If Cruz doesn't play again in the final three games this week, he will finish with only 10 homers and a team-best 64 RBI. His average launch angle of 7.2 was his lowest since Statcast began tracking in 2015. If Cruz returns in 2023, he'll likely be playing for a different team and will be a late-round target for power, at best.
Source: The Washington Post - Jesse