Astros' Carlos Correa: Plans to play in Game 3
Carlos Correa (knee) said he will play Sunday in Game 3 of the ALDS, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The 21-year-old fouled a ball off his right knee during Friday's Game 2, as he did in Thursday's Game 1, and Correa admitted he is dealing with some swelling and pain. However, Correa brushed off the notion he could miss time, saying that he will be good to go following Saturday's off day. He has gone 2-for-9 with two singles and four strikeouts so far in the series.
Angels' Jo-Jo Reyes: Designated for assignment
Jo-Jo Reyes was designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels on Friday.
In the first moves of the Billy Eppler era, the Angels claimed outfielder Todd Cunningham off waivers from Atlanta and bumped Reyes from the 40-man roster. Reyes was a late-September callup to the big club, returning to the majors for the first time since 2011, despite posting a 4.76 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 15 appearances (11 starts) with Triple-A Salt Lake.
Cardinals P Lance Lynn available in relief Friday
Cardnals pitcher Lance Lynn is available out of the bullpen Friday for Game 1 of the NLDS, per MLB.com.
Manager Mike Matheny suggested he would only turn to Lynn in an emergency, perhaps if John Lackey is chased early or the game goes into extras. Lynn finished the regular season with a 3.03 ERA and 167 strikeouts, but showed some signs of fatigue down the stretch. He will start Game 4 on Tuesday, if necessary.
Angels claim OF Todd Cunningham
Outfielder Todd Cunningham was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
A second-round pick by Atlanta in 2010, he hit just .261/.325/.337 in 97 games with Triple-A Gwinnett this season and disappointed further in a 39-game look with the big club. It's hard to imagine Cunningham will push for anything more than a reserve role in spring training, if he even survives Rule 5 roster cuts.
Blue Jays' Brett Cecil: Suffers Torn Calf
Brett Cecil has a torn left calf and will miss the remainder of the postseason, SportsNet's Barry Davis reports.
The Jays not only lost Game 2 Friday, pushing them to the brink of elimination, but they lost their best left-handed reliever in the process. All indications are that Cecil will be ready to go for the start of the 2016 season.
Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil sent for MRI on calf muscle
Brett Cecil will undergo an MRI on his left calf muscle, Jeff Blair of Sportsnet.ca reports.
The Toronto Blue Jays have decided an MRI is necessary to gauge the full extent of the calf issue that knocked Cecil out of Friday's Game 2 of the ALDS. Cecil was spotted icing the calf and being fitted for crutches after exiting. His injury could loom large, as Aaron Loup is only other lefty in the Toronto bullpen.
Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig makes NLDS roster
Yasiel Puig made the Los Angeles Dodgers ' 25-man roster for the NLDS, the Los Angeles Times reports.
His spot on the postseason roster wasn't necessarily secure at the end of the regular season, but Scott Van Slyke's slow progress from a wrist injury cemented Puig's status for the Division Series. The Mets are trotting out three straight right-handers to start the series, so expect Puig to be limited to pinch-hit/bench duty until Game 4.
Blue Jays' Brett Cecil: Evaluated for calf tightness
Brett Cecil left Friday's Game 2 of the ALDS with tightness in his calf and is being evaluated, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.
The left-hander completed a scoreless eighth inning on 12 pitches, but was clearly hobbled as he left the field. Saturday is an off day in the series, but Cecil's availability for Sunday is a question mark. Aaron Loup is the only other lefty reliever on the Toronto Blue Jays ' ALDS roster.
Report: Mets P Steven Matz likely to start Game 4
New York Mets rookie pitcher Steven Matz (back) is on the National League Division Series roster and will likely pitch Game 4 against the Dodgers, per Matt Ehalt of The Record.
While the team hasn't officially announced who will pitch Game 4, his status on the playoff roster is a clear sign the rookie will be available if needed.
Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty: Will start Game 1 of NLDS
Stephen Piscotty is in the lineup for Game 1 of the NLDS.
Piscotty was involved in a scary collision during the final weeks of the regular season in which he crashed into Peter Bourjos in the outfield, knocking himself out cold. However, after an overnight stay in a hospital and multiple medical tests, he was cleared to play Oct. 3 and is now poised to start Game 1 of the NLDS. He will man first base, with the St. Louis Cardinals content using outfielders Matt Holliday, Jason Heyward and Randal Grichuck, and hit second in the order.