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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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1Steve Pearce, BAL, 1B14
2Drew Storen, WAS, RP13
3Adam Lind, TOR, DH11
4Xander Bogaerts, BOS, SS10
5A.J. Pollock, ARI, CF10
6Alejandro De Aza, BAL, LF10
7Drew Hutchison, TOR, SP9
8Derek Holland, TEX, SP9
9Chris Young, NYY, LF9
10David Freese, LAA, 3B8
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2Mat Latos, CIN, SP-11
3Hyun-Jin Ryu, LAD, SP-10
4Dustin Pedroia, BOS, 2B-8
5David Wright, NYM, 3B-8
6Brock Holt, BOS, 3B-8
7Giancarlo Stanton, MIA, RF-7
8Michael Wacha, STL, SP-7
9Drew Smyly, TB, SP-7
10Jimmy Rollins, PHI, SS-6
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Alex Avila felt 'disoriented' after taking swings
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6:49 pm ET) Tigers catcher Alex Avila felt "disoriented" after taking swings in the batting cages recently, according to mlive.

Avila is dealing with post-concussion symptoms. He is not in the team's starting lineup Friday. Avila is hitting .223/.331/.371 over 372 at-bats.


Mariners not concerned about Roenis Elias' arm issue
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6:44 pm ET) The Mariners are not concerned about pitcher Roenis Elias' elbow injury, according to the Seattle Times

Elias had a precautionary MRI, but the club won't have results until Monday. He was also examined by doctors, who concluded there wasn't a "high level of concern" regarding the injury. Elias has likely been shut down for the rest of the year. 


Anibal Sanchez ready for simulated game
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6:40 pm ET) Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez will toss a simulated game Sunday, according to MLB.com.

Sanchez was able to throw 40 pitches off a mound Friday, and has been cleared for a simulated game. Sanchez believes he can return next week as long as he doesn't have a setback. 


Edwin Encarnacion had precautionary MRI
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6:35 pm ET) Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion had a precautionary MRI on his back, according to the Toronto Star.

Encarnacion injured himself in Baltimore, but is still in the starting lineup Friday. He's slated to serve as the team's designated hitter. 


Dioner Navarro returns Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6:27 pm ET) Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro returned to the starting lineup Friday.

Navarro sat Thursday after a bout of dizziness. He missed two games due to the issue. Navarro is hitting .281/.323/.409 over 455 at-bats. 


Josh Reddick sitting out Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6:21 pm ET) Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick was not in the team's lineup Friday.

Reddick is dealing with neck and ankle injuries and will not go. Reddick injured his ankle Wednesday. He's hitting .246/.304/.422 over 334 at-bats. 


Stephen Vogt ready to return
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6:10 pm ET) Athletics designated hitter Stephen Vogt was in the team's starting lineup Friday.

Vogt has been sidelined due to an ankle injury. He appeared in a game Wednesday, but hasn't started since early September. 


Eduardo Escobar unable to return
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6:07 pm ET) Twins infieler Eduardo Escobar was not able to return to the team's starting lineup Friday.

Escobar is dealing with a jammed shoulder. He has been sidelined since September 16 due to the issue.


Oswaldo Arcia returns to action Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6:05 pm ET) Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia returned to the starting lineup Friday.

Arcia had been sidelined with a back injury. He has not played since September 15 due to the issue. Arcia is hitting .231/.304/.456 over 333 at-bats.


Anthony Swarzak gets the nod Sunday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5:49 pm ET) Twins pitcher Anthony Swarzak will start Sunday against the Indians.

Swarzak will take the place of Tommy Milone. Milone is dealing with a neck issue, and has been scratched from the start. Swarzak has a 4.42 ERA over 77 1/3 innings. 


 
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Fan Poll

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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