Peavy goes five strong in final start of 2015
Jake Peavy | SF
(October 3, 2015 7:30 PM EDT)
Jake Peavy fired five innings of one-run ball in the Giants' win over the Rockies on Saturday.
Peavy yielded only four hits and a walk in the terrific outing -- his final outing of the season. The 34-year-old right-hander will finish up with a 3.58 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 78/25 K/BB ratio in 110 2/3 innings. He is due $15 million from the Giants next year.
Santiago Casilla's $6.5 million option vested
Santiago Casilla | SF
(October 3, 2015 7:27 PM EDT)
Santiago Casilla's $6.5 million option for 2016 vested on Saturday.
And the Giants will happily pay it. Casilla finished his 55th game of the season in Saturday's win over the Rockies, earning his 38th save and dropping his ERA to 2.79. He should remain a high quality fantasy closer next year.
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Yasiel Puig won't start Sunday's game
Yasiel Puig | LA
(October 3, 2015 7:10 PM EDT)
Yasiel Puig will not start Sunday's game against the Padres.
Puig is playing right field Saturday for the first time in over a month. Manager Don Mattingly suggested he could enter Sunday's game in the later innings as part of a double switch. Puig could be playing for a postseason roster spot.
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Red Sox make Dustin Pedroia a late scratch
Dustin Pedroia | BOS
(October 3, 2015 6:58 PM EDT)
Dustin Pedroia was scratched from Saturday's game against the Indians.
With wet playing conditions expected in Cleveland tonight, interim manager Torey Lovullo didn't want to risk having Pedroia re-injure his hamstring. Josh Rutledge is getting the start at second base.
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Keone Kela still battling elbow discomfort
Keone Kela | TEX
(October 3, 2015 6:54 PM EDT)
Keone Kela (elbow) said he wasn't able to pitch to another batter after throwing just eight pitches in Saturday's loss to the Angels.
He's been dealing with elbow discomfort for about a month. Kela pitched to two hitters, allowing a single to Albert Pujols and getting David Murphy to ground out. The Rangers are dealing with a lot of tired arms in their pen. Shawn Tolleson and Sam Dyson have pitched in each of the Rangers' last five games.
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Cain's knee will affect him for 3-4 weeks
Lorenzo Cain | KC
(October 3, 2015 6:47 PM EDT)
Doctors have told Lorenzo Cain that his bruised knee will bother him for 3-to-4 weeks.
Despite the obvious pain he's in, Cain plans to play through the injury. Cain went 3-for-4 with two doubles Saturday to up his batting average to .307. That represents a new career-high for the six-year veteran.
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Ausmus: Miguel Cabrera likely to sit on Sunday
Miguel Cabrera | DET
(October 3, 2015 6:41 PM EDT)
Manager Brad Ausmus plans to sit Miguel Cabrera Sunday in the Tigers' season finale against the White Sox.
Cabrera went without a hit Saturday in what will likely be his last game of 2015, but he still owns the American League's highest batting average at .334. It marks Miggy's fourth batting title in the last five seasons. After a down year in 2014, at least by his standards, Cabrera has firmly re-established himself as an early first-round pick in all fantasy formats.
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Tom Murphy leaves with left shoulder injury
Tom Murphy | COL
(October 3, 2015 6:36 PM EDT)
Tom Murphy left Saturday's game against the Giants with a left shoulder injury.
He injured himself sliding back to second on a pickoff play. Dustin Garneau replaced Murphy behind the plate in the fifth inning. Murphy struck out and walked in his two plate appearances.
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A-Rod getting a breather in Game 2
Alex Rodriguez | NYY
(October 3, 2015 6:30 PM EDT)
Alex Rodriguez is not in the Yankees' lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles.
He went 0-for-4 in the first game of the double dip. Carlos Beltran will DH for the Bombers and bat third in Game 2. Rodriguez has run out of steam in the second half, hitting just .215 with 72 strikeouts in 228 at-bats.
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Wright to sit out second game of doubleheader
David Wright | NYM
(October 3, 2015 6:15 PM EDT)
David Wright is not in the Mets' lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals.
Wright went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts in the afternoon portion of Saturday's double dip. Kelly Johnson will spell Wright at third base and hit sixth in Saturday's nightcap.
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