Carlos Beltran RF/DH NYY 1 Hr
Beltran is not in the lineup Saturday against the Blue Jays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Beltran returned to the lineup Friday and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. He's expected to undergo surgery to remove bone spurs from his elbow once the season is over, though he could be sent for the procedure a bit early if the Yankees are mathematically eliminated in the days ahead.
Anthony Gose OF TOR 2 Hrs
Gose is not in the lineup Saturday against the Yankees, Barry Davis of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Gose has flopped since taking over regular duties in center from Colby Rasmus, notching just eight hits (only one for extra bases) and one RBI in 44 September at-bats. It sounds like the team is intent on getting a look at Dalton Pompey over the final week, and while Pompey may play mostly in left, he could also eat further into Gose's time in center.
Adam Lind 1B/DH TOR 2 Hrs
Lind is not in the lineup Saturday against the Yankees, Barry Davis of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Lind will head to the bench with lefty Chris Capuano on the hill for New York, as John Mayberry steps in for his first start of the year at first base. While Lind is just 3-for-his-last-14, he's still batting .364/.426/.582 with two homers and nine RBI so far in September.
Josh Hamilton LF/CF.. LAA 2 Hrs
Hamilton has been diagnosed with rib cage inflammation, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
With Hamilton reporting trouble breathing in recent days, the Angels decided to send him for a CT scan on his abdominal area. Fortunately, only inflammation was found, but it's uncertain when Hamilton may be cleared to return to action. Shawn O'Malley has started the last two games in left field for the Angels.
Aaron Hill 2B/3B ARI 2 Hrs
Hill is not in the lineup Saturday.
Jake Lamb will once again man the hot corner, as Hill seems to be loosing his grip on playing time down the stretch. He has started just two of the last five games, and those chasing counting stats may want to look for a more consistent option.
David Peralta OF ARI 2 Hrs
Peralta (back) will return to the lineup Saturday, playing right field and batting second.
He made a pinch-hit appearance Friday, so it makes sense that he will return Saturday after missing a significant stretch with a back injury. He should play semi-regularly down the stretch for the D-Backs.
Ryan Zimmerman 3B/LF WAS 2 Hrs
Nationals manager Matt Williams will use Zimmerman (hamstring) as a utility player over the final 10 games of the season, the Washington Post reports. "I'm sure he'll play third," Williams said. "I'm sure he'll play first and left. He'll come off the bench some probably, too. If we get an opportunity, and he's not playing that day, we can get him an at-bat."
Williams will be looking for ways to rest current starters Bryce Harper, Adam LaRoche and Anthony Rendon, so while Zimmerman won't get a starter's workload he should see a useful number of at-bats. He also needs just one more appearance at first base to give him five GP and qualify there in many leagues, which could provide a nice bit of flexibility over the season's final days.
Welington Castillo C CHC 3 Hrs
Castillo (ribs) is available Saturday but the Cubs want to let his injury heal another day, the Chicago Tribune's Paul Sullivan reports.
He left Friday's game with a rib contusion but it sounds like he could be back in the lineup Sunday. John Baker will get the start behind the dish Saturday against the Dodgers.
Edwin Jackson SP CHC 3 Hrs
Jackson's season may be done, the Daily Herald's Bruce Miles reports.
For owners who don't have a self-loathing complex, Jackson is probably already an afterthought at this point in the season. The Cubs appear to be leaning toward giving their young hurlers some extra opportunities down the stretch, and with Jackson's ERA sitting at a robust 6.38, it's hard to fault them.
Juan Uribe 3B LAD 3 Hrs
Uribe is out of the lineup Saturday due to tightness in his side, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
The team is downplaying the severity of the issue, saying it's "minor" and that Uribe should be back in the lineup for Sunday's series finale. Uribe is having an outstanding month at the dish, with 22 hits, including three homers, in 57 at-bats with 11 RBI. Justin Turner is starting in his place at third.