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Rankings: Third basemen
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The third base ranks keep taking hits, leaving 2B eligible Anthony Rendon on top. But our Scott White says some prime young talent is on the way. Full Story
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    1Josh Harrison, PIT, 3B0
    2Javier Baez, CHC, 2B0
    3Lucas Duda, NYM, 1B0
    4Anthony Rendon, WAS, 3B0
    5Miguel Cabrera, DET, 1B0
    6Xander Bogaerts, BOS, SS0
    7Carlos Carrasco, CLE, RP0
    8Jon Lester, OAK, SP0
    9Jose Abreu, CHW, 1B0
    10Michael Cuddyer, COL, RF0
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    Player News
    Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright to throw in eight weeks
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (5:38 pm ET) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright will begin a throwing program in eight weeks, the team annoucned.

    Wainwright had surgery to trim a ligament in his throwing elbow Friday. He's expected to begin physical therapy in two weeks, and will start a throwing program in eight weeks.


    Nationals pitcher Taylor Jordan underwent elbow surgery
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (5:19 pm ET) Nationals pitcher Taylor Jordan underwent elbow surgery in September, according to The Washington Post

    Jordan is expected to be fully healed by spring training. Jordan struggled through the season, posting a 5.61 ERA over 25 2/3 innings in the majors. He underwent at least one MRI on his elbow during the season. 


    Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum 'good to go'
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (4:59 pm ET) Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum is "good to go," according to the New York Daily News

    Lincecum's MRI came back clean, causing manager Bruce Bochy to give Lincecum a clean bill of health. Lincecum tweaked his back during Tuesday's game, but the team did not expect a major injury. 


    Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright has elbow procedure
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (4:42 pm ET) Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright had a procedure to trim a ligament in his right elbow, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

    Wainwright had been dealing with elbow issues throughout the team's playoff run, though did his best to downplay a possible injury. The early reports were that Wainwright's elbow checked out fine after the season, but things changed following a second opinion. The surgery will not impact Wainwright in 2015. He's expected to be able to start throwing again in six weeks. 


    Phillies' Cole Hamels updating his no-trade list
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (4:34 pm ET) Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels is updating his no-trade list just in case, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

    There's a chance Hamels will hit the trade market this offseason. While the Phillies would love to keep him, Hamels is one of the few valuable pieces the club can offer in a deal. The 30-year-old is still owed $96 million over four seasons. Hamels currently has nine clubs on his no-trade list, but he is allowed to update them. He has until Nov. 1 to give the Phillies his official list. The Red Sox and Cubs have shown interest in Hamels the past few months. 


    Tigers DH Victor Martinez to seek four-year deal
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (4:27 pm ET) Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez will look for a four-year deal on the market, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

    Martinez, 35, is coming off a monster year in which he hit .335/.409/.565 over 561 at-bats. He also added 32 home runs. Detroit will extend a qualifying offer to Martinez, though it's expected that he'll decline and test his luck on the market. Martinez signed a four-year, $52 million deal with the Tigers in 2010.


    Royals OF Jarrod Dyson to get the start Friday
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (4:23 pm ET) Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson will get the start Friday against the Giants.

    Dyson is set to play center and hit eighth. Norichika Aoki will come off the bench. Dyson hit .269/.324/.327 over 260 at-bats during the regular season. He'll take on Tim Hudson during the start. 


    Orioles outright Steve Johnson to Triple-A
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (4:18 pm ET) The Orioles have outrighted pitcher Steve Johnson to Triple-A.

    Johnson spent all of last season dealing with a shoulder injury. He decided to have surgery in September, but is expected to be ready by spring training. Johnson can refuse the assignment, though that doesn't really matter. He's set to become a free-agent following the World Series. The Orioles have contacted Johnson's agent about keeping him in Baltimore, according to MASN. 


    Royals' Omar Infante taking Toradol to fight off shoulder pain
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (12:42 pm ET) Royals infielder Omar Infante, who is fresh off a signature Game 2 performance in the World Series, is taking increased doses of Toradol to fight off shoulder discomfort, the Kansas City Star reports.

    "I feel better, because I'm taking strong pills," Infante said. "That’s helped me a lot. I feel it a little bit in B.P., and I still feel sore in the front of my shoulder. But yesterday I felt more comfortable."

    Infante has a .229/.300/.343 line with one home run and three RBI over 10 postseason games. He may opt for offseason surgery to repair his nagging shoulder injury.


    Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera goes under the knife
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (12:35 pm ET) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera underwent right ankle surgery to remove bone spurs and to repair a stress fracture in a bone at the top of his foot on Wednesday, the team announced on Friday, per MLB.com. Cabrera, who was plagued by the injury throughout the season, batted .313 with 25 homers and 109 RBI over 611 at-bats. Cabrera is expected to be re-evaluated in three months.

     
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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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