60DGarrett Richards SP LAA 7 hours ago
Richards will face live hitters for the first time Wednesday since injuring his elbow in May, Pedro
Richards continues to work to avoid Tommy John surgery. If all goes well Wednesday, he will move on to the instructional leagues next week in Arizona, and from there we'll be able to see if Richards can rejoin the Angels rotation in time for Opening Day or even spring training.
OUTColby Rasmus OF HOU 8 hours ago
Rasmus is expected to miss the rest of the season as he has left the team to get a second opinion on a groin injury,
Rasmus has been unavailable since Sept. 19 and said he wasn't "feeling like himself" on the field. He also didn't look like himself, as he hit just 7-for-42 (.167) since returning Aug. 30 from an ear injury. It is currently looking unlikely that Rasmus will return to the Astros next season.
DTDMatt Carpenter 1B/2B/3B STL 8 hours ago
Carpenter is dealing with pain in his right ring finger, Mark Saxon of ESPN reports.
The knob of the bat apparently bothers Carpenter's finger when he swings, so the Cardinals will give him some time to rest and heal his finger as they jockey for a Wild Card spot. Consider the 30-year-old day-to-day for the time being.
Kenta Maeda P LAD 8 hours ago
Maeda's next start will come on Wednesday against the Padres, reports J.P. Hoornstra of the Orange County Register.
Maeda will be looking to notch his 17th win of the season in what will be his final regular season start. He's allowed three or fewer runs in each of his last 11 starts and probably won't go more than five innings in this outing as the team prepares for the playoffs.
Luis Severino P NYY 8 hours ago
Severino will be limited to 50 pitches Monday night, Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York reports.
Severino hasn't started a game since August 14 and hasn't thrown more than 2.1 innings in his two appearance since returning from Triple-A this month. Expect him to throw three innings at most Monday night.
DTDJorge Soler LF/RF/DH CHC 8 hours ago
Soler will get his right side examined Monday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN reports.
Soler reportedly was moving gingerly during his last start Saturday, and given that the Cubs have already clinched home field advantage throughout the playoffs, they likely want to be extra cautious with him. The 24-year-old will sit out of Monday's contest, and his status for Chicago's upcoming games should become clearer once the details of examination are revealed.
Brent Suter P MIL 9 hours ago
Suter will start Friday's game against the Rockies, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Taylor Jungmann (hip) was originally scheduled to start Friday's tilt, but after ruling Jungmann out due to a hip injury incurred in his previous start, the Brewers decided to give Suter another shot in a starting role. Suter was shelled in his first career start, giving up four runs on seven hits in a mere 4.1 innings against Seattle in mid-August, but he hasn't allowed a single run in 12.1 innings out of the bullpen since then. The left-hander doesn't overwhelm anyone with strikeouts, but his command is solid (2.7 BB/9) and he keeps the ball in the park (0.4 HR/9 with Triple-A Colorado Springs), which could bode well as he preps for a start in hitter-friendly Coors Field.
OUTTaylor Jungmann SP MIL 9 hours ago
Jungmann will not make his next scheduled start Friday against the Rockies due to a hip injury, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
It's unclear when or how the ailment came about, but it must be bothering the right-hander enough to already rule him out for the weekend series. With that start out of the picture, Jungmann will finish the season with a 7.76 ERA and 1.76 WHIP over six starts and two relief appearances. The 26-year-old will likely compete for a spot in the starting rotation during spring training, but he'll have to improve from this season if he wants to have any chance of grabbing a spot on the major league roster.
DTDKevin Kiermaier CF TB 9 hours ago
Kiermaier will miss Monday's game against the White Sox with an injured hand, but he hopes to start Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Kiermaier was forced to leave Sunday night's game against the Red Sox after he was hit by a pitch. It sounds like Kiermaier is optimistic, but given that he was feeling worse than expected Monday, he's no lock to be in Tuesday's lineup.
DTDAledmys Diaz SS STL 9 hours ago
Diaz is away from the team to be with his family in Miami, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Diaz was good friends with Jose Fernandez growing up, so he left for Miami to offer consolation to his family.