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Week 26 pitching options
Gerrit Cole ((USATSI))
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
3Wilmer Flores, NYM, SS10
4Xander Bogaerts, BOS, SS9
5Derek Holland, TEX, SP9
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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Danny Duffy throws bullpen session Friday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12:06 pm ET) Royals pitcher Danny Duffy threw a bullpen session late Friday and will be held out of action Saturday and Sunday, the Kansas City Star reports.

Duffy hasn't pitched since Sept. 6 due to a shoulder issue, but he's listed as the team's probable starter for Monday's game in Cleveland. As long as he doesn't suffer a setback over the weekend, he should return to action Monday. Duffy owns a 2.42 ERA and 108:50 K:BB ratio in 141 1/3 innings.


Robinson Cano delivers three-hit performance Friday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11:33 am ET) Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano went 3 for 5 with an RBI in his team's 10-5 win over the Astros Friday.

While his power is down from his recent seasons in New York, Cano continues to get it done at the plate. If he can finish the season with his current .321 batting average or better, it'll represent his best mark since his second major-league season in 2006. Cano has hit .321/.387/.465 with 14 home runs, 78 RBI and a career-high 10 stolen bases in 564 at-bats.


Juan Uribe out Saturday with tightness in side
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11:29 am ET) Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe is not in the starting lineup due to tightness in his side, MLB.com reports.

The injury is minor, and Uribe is expected to return to the starting lineup Sunday. He has hit .309/.336/.440 nine home runs and 48 RBI in 366 at-bats.


Ben Zobrist struggling to produce in September
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11:26 am ET) Rays infielder Ben Zobrist has struggled at the plate in September, hitting just .236/.313/.292 with one home run and three RBI in 72 at-bats.

Zobrist posted a .927 OPS in July and delivered solid production in August despite failing to record a home run during the month. His production has fallen off this month, with only two of his 11 hits going for extra bases. For the season, Zobrist has hit .268/.352/.393 with 10 home runs, 47 RBI and nine stolen bases in 545 at-bats.


Jedd Gyorko extends hit streak to 10 games
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11:21 am ET) Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko went 1 for 4 and scored two runs in Friday's 5-0 win over the Giants.

Gyorko has recorded at least one hit in 10 straight games, extending what's been a very good second half after struggling early in the season and missing an extended period of time on the disabled list. He has hit .272/.346/.426 with five home runs and 27 RBI in 169 at-bats since the All-Star break after hitting .162/.213/.270 in the first half.


Ryan Rua delivers four-hit performance Friday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11:14 am ET) Rangers outfielder Ryan Rua went 4 for 5 with an RBI and two runs scored in his team's 12-3 win over the Angels Friday.

Rua initially struggled at the plate upon his promotion in late August, but he's collected six multi-hit performances in his last 11 games, including a 9-for-18 stretch with two doubles and six runs scored in his last four games. He has hit .320/.338/.387 in 75 at-bats.


Jake Marisnick delivering over last 10 days
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11:10 am ET) Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick has enjoyed a spike in production over the last 10 days, going 11 for 25 at the plate and stealing four bases in eight games.

Marisnick has boosted his OPS by 58 points during the hot streak, though his only extra-base hit over the stretch was a double in Friday's loss to the Mariners. He has hit .246/.283/.293 with one home run, 13 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 191 at-bats.


Alexi Amarista swats two homers in three-game stretch
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11:02 am ET) Padres infielder Alexi Amarista knocked two home runs in a three-game stretch this week to extend his quality play over the last week-plus.

Amarista is batting .400/.406/.667 with two home runs and 10 RBI over his last eight games, and he's 7 for 15 with the pair of home runs in his last four games. His hot streak has improved his line to .246/.293/.325 with five home runs, 37 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 391 at-bats.


Miguel Cabrera dominant in September
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:57 am ET) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has taken flight in September, hitting .463/.507/.836 with six home runs and 13 RBI in 67 at-bats.

Cabrera has collected multiple hits in nine of his 17 games this month, and he's a whopping 11 for 20 over his last five games, smacking four doubles and one home run during that stretch. With the excellent stretch, Cabrera has boosted his line to .318/.380/.527 with 23 home runs and 104 RBI in 575 at-bats.


Freddie Freeman lacking home-run power in recent weeks
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10:50 am ET) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has managed just one home run since Aug. 15.

Freeman maintains great overall numbers while playing virtually every inning of every game for the Braves this season, but only five of his 18 home runs have come in the second half. Despite the relative lack of power, he soared in August, hitting .330/.444/.476 in 103 at-bats. Overall, Freeman has hit .290/.387/.469 with 18 home runs and 73 RBI in 576 at-bats.


 
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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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