Ryan Braun LF/RF MIL 9 Days
Braun swung a bat Sunday and said it "felt pretty good," the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt reports.
This was the first time he has taken swings since his thumb surgery, and he will take more swings later this week. He is fully expected to be ready for the start of spring training, and hopefully the surgery will allow him to be 100 percent for much of 2015, after the thumb bothered him throughout 2014.
James Shields SP KC 9 Days
Shields could start Game 4 of the ALCS on Wednesday, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.
Game 3 was pushed from Monday to Tuesday, which means either Shields or Jason Vargas could pitch Wednesday without being on short rest. However, manager Ned Yost said he will debate giving Shields an extra day's rest and saving him for a potential Game 5.
Jeremy Guthrie SP KC 9 Days
Guthrie will pitch Game 3 of the ALCS on Tuesday, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.
Game 3 was postponed Monday, but Guthrie will still take the ball Tuesday. The Royals now have the option to pitch James Shields in Game 4, or give him an extra day off and give Jason Vargas the ball Wednesday.
Chris Tillman SP BAL 9 Days
Tillman could start Game 4 of the ALCS on Wednesday, CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Dubroff reports.
With Monday's game getting postponed due to weather, Game 4 will be pushed back to Wednesday, which would allow Tillman to pitch on regular rest. If he does not get the ball, look for Miguel Gonzalez to pitch as was originally expected prior to Monday's postponement.
Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 9 Days
Chen will start Game 3 of the ALCS on Tuesday, CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Dubroff reports.
Game 3 was postponed Monday and will instead be played on Tuesday, however the O's will still start Chen. Chris Tillman may now be called upon to pitch Game 4 as he would be able to do so on regular rest.
Yadier Molina C STL 9 Days
Molina (oblique) could miss the remainder of the postseason, according to an AP report published in The Oregonian.
Molina departed Sunday's Game 2 with a strained left oblique and was replaced by Tony Cruz. While Molina hasn't been officially ruled out, manager Mike Matheny did not sound optimistic about his status but said he'll wait for medical confirmation before making any roster decisions. If Molina is replaced on the NLCS roster, he'd be ineligible to play in the World Series, should the Cardinals advance. "If we have to go short with an opportunity to have him back, we'd do that," Matheny said. "But we'll cross that bridge when we come to it."
Alex Avila C DET 9 Days
Avila (concussion) is symptom free and wants to continue with the Tigers, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.
Avila left Game 3 of the NLDS against the Orioles with his third concussion of the season. There were questions surrounding whether or not he would continue to play following the string of head injuries, but the catcher indicated he has no plans on retiring. "No," he said. "I've had three mild concussions in my career. I had a CT scan and an MRI checking my brain and my neck and the arteries leading to it, and everything checks out normal and healthy. And talking with the neurologist that examined everything, I shouldn't have any concern."
Yadier Molina C STL 10 Days
Molina departed Sunday's NLCS Game 2 against the Giants with a strained left oblique, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold reports.
Molina did not leave the box after grounding into a double play and it was immediately clear he suffered some sort of injury. Tony Cruz came on in relief to catch the seventh inning, and at this point it remains to be seen whether Molina will be able to return at some point in this series. While the team is yet to provide an official prognosis, Molina will likely miss Game 3 in San Francisco on Tuesday.
Ryan Vogelsong SP SF 10 Days
Vogelsong will start Game 4 of the NLCS against the Cardinals on Wednesday, Bay Area News Group reports.
Vogelsong had a strong showing in his NLDS start against the Nationals, allowing just two hits and one earned run with four strikeouts over 5.2 innings. He last faced the Cardinals in July, when he took the loss despite allowing only two earned runs over 7.0 innings.
Tim Hudson SP SF 10 Days
Hudson will start Game 3 of the NLCS against the Cardinals on Tuesday, Bay Area News Group reports.
Hudson had a terrible close to the regular season, but he pitched well against the Nationals in the NLDS, allowing one earned run on seven hits over 7.1 innings. He'll take the mound for Game 3, while Ryan Vogelsong gets the ball for Game 4.