Jason Grilli
RP TOR
8 hours ago

Although he earned his 22nd hold of the season, Grilli contributed to the Orioles' comeback win by allowing two hits, including a solo homer, over 0.2 innings Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Grilli is just one of the Jays' relievers that has struggled in recent weeks. The righty has allowed five runs over his last inning of work (recorded just one out while surrendering four runs last time out), and after starting September with a 3.08 ERA, he now sits at 4.01.

Roberto Osuna
RP TOR
9 hours ago

Osuna blew the save and took the loss after allowing three hits, including a two-run homer, in Wednesday's game against Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

With the Blue Jays so close to seeing their AL Wild Card magic number drop to two games, closer Roberto Osuna was instead charged with a second blown save in his last three appearances. Osuna's latest outing was his fourth in five days, and it's possible that fatigue is playing a role in his recent performance.

Zach Britton
RP BAL
9 hours ago

Britton nailed down his 47th save of the year, pitching a clean ninth inning while striking out two in Wednesday's contest against Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

Britton was afforded the save chance after Hyun Soo Kim hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning. The Orioles' closer has allowed just four runs all season, and three of those came in the first month of the campaign. Britton is on the verge of completing a perfect season, as he currently sits 47-for-47 in save chances.

Miguel Cabrera
1B/DH DET
9 hours ago

Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in Wednesday's game against Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

Cabrera thought his first-inning drive was gone, only to watch it hit off the wall. His fifth-inning drive, on the other hand, had little doubt, a classic Cabrera opposite-field swing toward the right-field corner. The slugger's 36th home run of the season was his 306th as a Tiger, tying him with Hank Greenberg for third in franchise history. It wound up being a game-winning deep fly as the game would end after five innings due to rain. Cabrera is hitting .400 with 14 RBI and three home runs over his last 11 games to help the Tigers stay in the playoff hunt.

Brock Holt
2B/SS/3B/LF/RF BOS
11 hours ago

Holt was Boston's starting third baseman for Wednesday night's game against the Yankees. It was the first time he started two consecutive games at third base since Aug. 16-17.

EDGE Analysis

Holt walked twice and went 0-for-1 before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the eighth inning against a left-handed pitcher. As manager John Farrell wrestles with an unsettled situation at third base, he appears content to play the platoon splits -- Holt is getting starts against right-handers over Travis Shaw, while Aaron Hill gets the nod against lefties.

Craig Kimbrel
RP BOS
11 hours ago

Kimbrel failed to convert a save opportunity Wednesday allowing a hit and three walks and being charged with four runs and the loss in Boston's 5-3 loss to the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

The rain was falling in New York when Kimbrel entered the game, which may have contributed to his location problems -- just 13 of his 28 pitches were strikes. He was yanked in favor of Joe Kelly, who served up a grand slam to Mark Teixeira. The performance was shocking after Kimbrel had been lights out since mid-August.

DTDSteven Wright
P BOS
11 hours ago

Wright (shoulder) will join the Red Sox on Friday and pitch in the bullpen, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear if Abraham means if Wright will actually pitch in a game out of the bullpen or merely throw a bullpen session, but it's an encouraging sign for the right-hander who hasn't pitched since Aug. 31.

60DAaron Nola
SP PHI
11 hours ago

Nola (elbow) started a throwing program this week in Clearwater, Fla., Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

GM Matt Klentak said Nola has felt good so far. He will begin throwing on flat ground, increase his throwing distance and then move to the mound to face hitters. Klentak indicated the Phillies will be conservative with the pace when ramping things up. The team remains hopeful Nola will be ready for Spring Training.

DTDEdubray Ramos
RP PHI
11 hours ago

Ramos is day-to-day with a sore elbow, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Pete Mackanin said the elbow issue is not serious. Given how late it is in the season, the Phillies could opt to shut Ramos down rather than risk further aggravation to his elbow.

DTDRoman Quinn
LF/CF PHI
11 hours ago

Quinn will do some jogging and light throwing Thursday to see how his left oblique feels before the Phillies make a decision on shutting him down for the rest of the season, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Quinn suffered an oblique injury on a swing in the fifth inning of Tuesday's game. He missed six weeks earlier this year with an injury to the same oblique. It seems highly likely the Phillies will shut Quinn down to avoid any further aggravation to the area since they have nothing to play for this season.