Nationals to start Tanner Roark in place of Stephen Strasburg on Friday
Roark will start in place of
Hip ailment plaguing Tigers RP Al Albuquerque
Brad Ausmus has revealed that the right hip of
Albuquerque, who has not pitched since Aug. 24, was not performing well before going down. He had allowed five runs on four hits in his last 1 2/3 innings.
Ausmus did not indicate a possible trip to the disabled list or timetable for his return to action.
Twins' Miguel Sano hopes to play through hamstring issue
After undergoing an MRI on his hamstring Wednesday,
The hamstring strain caused him to miss last Friday's contest, but he is in Wednesday's lineup.
"I'm trying to not run too hard or too fast," Sano said. "I can feel it when I'm on base."
Rays move P Nathan Karns from rotation to bullpen
The team is trying to limit his innings, which is up to 144 this season. Karns has not performed as well of late, posting a 4.97 ERA in August. He has four consecutive no-decisions and has allowed 14 earned runs in his last 23 2/3 innings.
He is 7-5 with a respectable 3.69 ERA on the year.
Padres' Yonder Alonso, Derek Norris not in Wednesday's lineup
Alonso is dealing with a back injury, while Norris suffered a hyperextended left shoulder and elbow during Tuesday's game.
Giants release SS Everth Cabrera
Report: Zack Godley set to start for Diamondbacks on Friday
Godley was sent down on Aug. 24 after performing well in five appearances, including three starts. He won all four of his decisions and posted a fine 1.90 ERA with 22 strikeouts in 23 2/3 innings.
Cubs RP Hector Rondon gives up go-ahead home run in loss
Rondon (5-3) snapped an 11-game scoreless streak with Wednesday's blast. It was the first home run he had allowed since May 22, spanning 41 appearances.
Ankle issue has Cardinals SP Lance Lynn scratched Friday
The right-hander is coming off one of his finest performances of the season when he tossed seven shutout innings in San Francisco.
His injury is not considered serious, so he appears likely to pitch against the Cubs in another important set next week.
Joey Votto powers Reds to win with late three-run home run
The home run was his 27th of the year and his second in as many games. It was also his 10th go-ahead home run of the season.
Overall, Votto is hitting a ridiculous .429 with four homers and 10 RBI over his last 10 games.
Jackie Bradley has been one of the best hitters in baseball over the last month, but Chris Towers remains skeptical about his breakout at the Fantasy Baseball Today blog.
Some pitchers you should know better than to sit in Fantasy Baseball, but the playoffs have a way of clouding our judgment. Scott White reminds you who you have to start and why.
Trea Turner might have been one of the best hitters left in the minors, but it's hard to see how he'll translate that to Fantasy value, Chris Towers says.
It's Sale vs. Hernandez but neither is our top pitcher.
At what point does matchup overrule talent? Thursday is a great test.