Adam Wainwright SP STL 1 Day
Wainwright had his elbow examined Friday but everything came back fine, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
It's a bit concerning that Wainwright needed his elbow examined given his history with Tommy John surgery, but everything came back fine so it appears there is nothing to worry about. General Manager John Mozeliak said Wainwright "should have a normal offseason," giving additional confidence that the Cardinals' ace should be fine.
Anthony Phillips 3B PHI 3 Days
The Phillies have released Phillips, Baseball America reports.
Phillips hit just .230/.320/.309 with two home runs in 256 at-bats across three minor league levels this season. He'll be hoping to find a minor league deal this winter.
Jose Iglesias SS/3B DET 3 Days
Iglesias (lower leg) is expected to be ready for spring training, the Detroit Free Press reports. "The doctors tell me he'll be fine," GM Dave Dombrowski said. "He's going to be ready for spring training, he's going to be ready to go, and he's over all of his (injuries)."
Stress fractures in both shins kept Iglesias out for the entire 2014 season, but the 24-year-old is ramping up his baseball activities and it sounds like he'll be a full-go come spring training. Dombrowski is not, however, willing to anoint Iglesias the starting shortstop for 2015 just yet, since manager Brad Ausmus and the rest of the coaching staff haven't seen him play more than half an exhibition game, but he said he'd be "surprised" if Iglesias doesn't earn the everyday job.
Ryan Vogelsong SP SF 3 Days
Vogelsong will start Game 4 of the World Series against the Royals next Saturday, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
The Cardinals knocked Vogelsong around to the tune of four earned runs over three innings in Game 4 of the NLCS, but Yusmeiro Petit kept the Giants in it with three shutout innings and ultimately earned the win. Manager Bruce Bochy will stick with the same rotation in the World Series, with the mindset that Petit is more valuable as a long man out of the bullpen.
Tim Hudson SP SF 3 Days
Hudson will start Game 3 of the World Series against the Royals on Friday, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Turning the page on a dismal month of September (8.72 ERA), Hudson gave up just five earned runs over 13.2 innings (3.29 ERA) in his first two starts of the postseason. He'll be followed by Ryan Vogelsong in Game 4, with manager Bruce Bochy opting to keep Yusmeiro Petit as the long man out of the bullpen.
Jake Peavy SP SF 3 Days
Peavy will start Game 2 of the World Series against the Royals, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Peavy will follow Madison Bumgarner in the Giants rotation as the team chases it's third World Series title in six seasons. He struggled through his last outing, being chase after just four innings, but allowed just two runs. The veteran will face a Royals team that has won every game this postseason heading into the World Series.
Madison Bumgarner SP SF 3 Days
Bumgarner will start Game 1 of the World Series against the Royals on Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
The lefty didn't get the win in Game 5 of the NLCS, but he helped lead San Francisco to the pennant with eight innings of three-run ball against the Cardinals. Bumgarner will be on normal rest when he faces off against Royals ace James Shields, who will have gone 10 days between starts come Tuesday.
Yordano Ventura SP KC 3 Days
Ventura (shoulder) will start Game 2 of the World Series against the Giants on Wednesday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.
A bout of shoulder tightness forced Ventura off the hill after 5.2 innings in Game 2 of the ALCS, but he threw a bullpen session earlier in the week and would have started Game 6, had the series gone that far. As it turned out, the Royals swept the Orioles, thus affording Ventura a couple extra days to rest the shoulder.
James Shields SP KC 3 Days
Shields will start Game 1 of the World Series against the Giants on Tuesday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.
The Royals only needed Shields once during the Championship Series, so he'll be very well rested when he takes the mound Tuesday. While Shields has a 5.63 ERA in 16 postseason innings thus far, he had a 2.31 ERA in September and his lone shutout during the regular season was a four-hitter against San Francisco back on Aug. 9.
Sean Ochinko C TOR 3 Days
Ochinko went 2-for-4 with a homer and five RBI in Mesa's 5-3 win over Surprise in the Arizona Fall League on Friday, MiLB.com reports.
For all intents and purposes, 2014 was a lost season for Ochinko, as he was suspended 50 games for testing positive for amphetamine, battled concussion issues and went 6-for-45 to end the year to lower his batting line to .213/.250/.363. He is turning things around in the Fall League, with a .438 average, three doubles and seven RBI through five games, but Ochinko is set to turn 27 later this month and doesn't warrant much consideration in dynasty formats.