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Week 26 pitching options
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Gerrit Cole is on a roll and should be trusted in the important final scoring period. Al Melchior provides the best options in Week 26 Fantasy First Pitch. Full story
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Most Added Players
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1Steve Pearce, BAL, 1B14
2Drew Storen, WAS, RP12
3Derek Holland, TEX, SP10
4Wilmer Flores, NYM, SS10
5Xander Bogaerts, BOS, SS9
6A.J. Pollock, ARI, CF9
7Adam Lind, TOR, DH9
8Alejandro De Aza, BAL, LF9
9Drew Hutchison, TOR, SP8
10Juan Uribe, LAD, 3B8
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1Mat Latos, CIN, SP-10
2Hyun-Jin Ryu, LAD, SP-9
3Chris Davis, BAL, 1B-9
4Martin Prado, NYY, 2B-7
5Dustin Pedroia, BOS, 2B-7
6Brock Holt, BOS, 3B-7
7Giancarlo Stanton, MIA, RF-6
8Michael Wacha, STL, SP-6
9David Wright, NYM, 3B-6
10Drew Smyly, TB, SP-6
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Mark Teixeira wants to play through injury
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8:33 pm ET) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has expressed a desire to play through his wrist injury, according to MLB.com.

Teixeira reinjured himself during Saturday's game, but still wants to play. He will ask the doctor whether it's safe to receive another cortisone shot in his wrist. 


Aaron Hicks scratched with sore back
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8:30 pm ET) Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks has been scratched from Saturday's game due to a sore back.

Hicks was set to play left field, but will be replaced. He also had back issues back in May. Hicks is hitting .209 over 163 at-bats. 


Jimmy Rollins may not play again
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8:12 pm ET) Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins may not play again this season, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer

Rollins is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury, and manager Ryne Sandberg is unclear if he'll play again. "I'm not going one way or another on it," Sandberg told reporters. Rollins has hit .243/.323/.394 over 538 at-bats.


Carlos Beltran may not return
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7:40 pm ET) Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran may not return this season, according to the YES Network. 

Beltran has been dealing with a lingering elbow issue most of the season. Manager Joe Girardi said he's unsure whether Beltran will play again this season due to the issue. Beltran is hitting .233/.301/.402 over 403 at-bats. 


Mark Teixeira may be held out for the rest of the year
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7:38 pm ET) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira may not play again this season, according to the YES Network.

Teixeira re-injured his wrist during Saturday's game, and has been dealing with pain. Manager Joe Girardi admitted after the game that he's not sure Teixeira will play again this season. Teixeira is hitting .217/.318/.397 over 423 at-bats.


Casey Janssen manages 24th save
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7:34 pm ET) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen saved his 24th game Saturday against the Yankees.

Janssen entered with a three-run lead, and had to get out of a tough situation. With a man on and one out, Janssen hit the first batter he faced. He regained his composure, striking out Brendan Ryan and getting Chris Young to line out to end the game. 


Marcus Stroman wins one Saturday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7:32 pm ET) Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman turned in a strong start Saturday against the Yankees.

Stroman allowed two runs on eight hits over six innings. He struck out seven and did not allow any walks during the outing. Stroman gave up his only two runs in the third and fourth innings. Two straight singles plated a run in the third, while three singles drove in the other run in the fourth. Stroman managed to settle in over his last two innings, not giving up another run. Stroman threw 107 pitches during the outing.

Stroman improved to 11-6. He’ll take on the Mariners in his next start. 


Chris Capuano knocked around during loss
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7:31 pm ET) Yankees pitcher Chris Capuano got knocked around Saturday against the Blue Jays.

Capuano allowed four runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out two and walked four during the outing. Capuano got into trouble early, giving up a run-scoring double to Edwin Encarnacion. He would settle in over the next four innings, not giving up a run. Things imploded in the sixth, though. Capuano started things off by loading the bases. After a mound visit, he gave up a two-run double and an RBI-single. Capuano was pulled after throwing 85 pitches.

With the loss, Capuano dropped to 2-4. He’ll take on the Red Sox in his next start.


Ken Giles picks up first save Saturday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7:12 pm ET) Phillies closer Ken Giles picked up his first save Saturday against the Athletics.

Giles entered with a three-run lead, and slammed the door shut. He was perfect during the inning, picking up one strikeout. Giles induced a pop out against Adam Dunn to finish off the Athletics. 


Drew Pomeranz earns the no decision
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7:11 pm ET) Athletics pitcher Drew Pomeranz turned in a scoreless start Saturday against the Phillies.

Pomeranz allowed one hit over five scoreless innings. He struck out six and walked two during the outing. Pomeranz was masterful, giving up his only hit in the first inning. He actually loaded the bases during the frame after walking and hitting a batter with a pitch, but was able to get out of it. Pomeranz would settle in at that point, tossing three perfect innings. He allowed a walk in the fifth, but got out of it without giving up any runs. Pomeranz was pulled after throwing 86 pitches.

Pomeranz earned the no-decision for his performance. He’ll take on the Rangers if he gets another start.


 
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Which of these third basemen would you want on your teams for the second half?

Nolan Arenado, Rockies
17%
Manny Machado, Orioles
25%
Todd Frazier, Reds
33%
Martin Prado, Diamondbacks
4%
Kyle Seager, Mariners
17%
Pedro Alvarez, Pirates
4%

Total Votes: 3,689


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