Brewers OF Ryan Braun headed for MRI; back surgery likely
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun (back) will undergo an MRI on Wednesday and will likely have surgery Thursday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Braun didn't play in any of the final six games of the season, and it appears he's now set to undergo an offseason procedure that's expected to to need a month of recovery, but it shouldn't impact his availability for the beginning of the 2016 season.
Mets' Jacob deGrom gets the ball for Game 1 of NLDS
Report: White Sox CF Adam Eaton set for offseason surgery
Chicago White Sox leadoff hitter Adam Eaton will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder in the offseason, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Eaton has reportedly dealt with the issue throughout the season, so it will require just a minor procedure. Barring something unforeseen, the veteran center fielder should be back for the start of spring training.
Report: Mets 3B Juan Uribe iffy for first round of playoffs
New York Mets third baseman Juan Uribe (chest/ribs) is considered "very iffy" for the divisional series against the Dodgers, per ESPN New York.
Uribe first suffered damage to cartilage in his chest two weeks ago while diving for a grounder. He then aggravated the injury during a pinch-hitting appearance in Cincinnati on Sept. 25. Uribe is still unable to do any baseball activity and is likely to be left off the roster unless he shows material improvement the next few days.
Orioles CF Adam Jones a no-go again for season finale
Baltimore Orioles slugger Adam Jones (back) remains sidelined Sunday against the Yankees.
Jones continues to deal with a back issue, and with the regular season coming to a close, the team will play it safe with him. He played in just one game after Sept. 20. and finishes the year with a .269/.300/.474 slash line.
Hand issue has Orioles 2B Jonathan Schoop out Sunday
Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop (hand) remains out of the lineup for the season finale Sunday against the New York Yankees .
While Schoop will sit, a second x-ray returned clean, indicating he doesn't have a broken hand. He'll be available off the bench and shouldn't experience any delays in his offseason training as a result of the injury.
Rangers recall RP Spencer Patton from Triple-A
Texas Rangers pitcher Spencer Patton was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
The Rangers are likely just looking for some reinforcement in the bullpen after the team burned through eight relievers in Saturday's 11-10 loss to the Los Angeles Angels . Patton supplied a 9.00 ERA and 28:12 K:BB ratio over 24 innings with the Rangers earlier this season.
Rockies C Tom Murphy (shoulder) out of lineup Sunday
Astros 3B Jed Lowrie back in starting lineup Sunday
Houston Astros third baseman Jed Lowrie (quad) will rejoin the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
Lowrie injured his quad Tuesday, but did take two walks Saturday. He's back in action Sunday, playing third base and batting seventh.
Royals OF Lorenzo Cain not in Sunday's lineup
Kansas City Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain isn't in Sunday's lineup against the Minnesota Twins .
Cain continues to battle through a bone bruise in his knee, and it will reportedly cause him issues throughout the postseason. Jarrod Dyson will replace him in center field Sunday, however, batting ninth for the Royals.