Jake Lamb, David Peralta still out for Diamondbacks
Lamb has had just one at-bat since Friday after an encouraging 7-for-19 stretch. Peralta has been sidelined since Sept. 5.
Nolan Arenado down again Wednesday
Arenado was on a 1-for-13 slide before going down.
Hanley Ramirez again a no-go Wednesday
An elbow strain that prevented oft-injured
Ramirez, who has missed more than 30 games this season, boasts a stat line of .277/.362/.444. He had nine hits in 17 at-bats before his latest physical setback.
Dee Gordon catching break Wednesday against Rockies
Gordon owns a 10-game hitting streak with seven multi-hit games. He is 18 of 41 during that stretch with 14 runs scored and four stolen bases.
Brad Peacock start Friday pushes Dallas Keuchel back a day
The move pushes ace lefty
Steve Pearce could be in line for occasional break
The promotion of prospect Christian Walker could mean a bit of rest for blossoming
Pearce has received more significant playing time than at any point in his major league career. He has been particularly hot lately with eight hits, including two home runs, in the last 17 at-bats. Despite having made his debut in 2007, his 320 at-bats this year nearly doubles his previous single-season high.
Yonder Alonso seeking return to Padres next year
"I don't deal with the business side of it, but I think we have really good people here, really good guys that make really good decisions (as far as) the guys that came in," Alonso told the San Diego Union-Tribune. "They know the game, they know baseball and they know what I can bring."
What Alonso brought this year was a stat line of .240/.285/.397 and seven home runs in 267 at-bats. He finished with a flourish with 11 hits in his last 17 at-bats, including two taters.
Alonso could be non-tendered next season in his first year of arbitration eligibility.
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Rusney Castillo not much help this year
And I suspect it won't be so noteworthy anyway. Other than the 22 at-bats he got during the minor-league playoffs, he hasn't played competitive baseball in over a year. And now, he's competing against the best the world has to offer.
But his arrival is still welcome news in Fantasy. Often, the most difficult players to assess going into a new season are the ones imported from overseas, where the competition is questionable and the available scouting reports are limited. The Red Sox are removing much of the mystery by giving us this sneak peak.
So what would be a successful debut for Castillo? My latest post to the Fantasy Baseball Today blog discusses just that. Be sure to give it a look.
Offseason back surgery an option for Angel Pagan
The bulging disk that has plagued
That, however, is one of several options.
Pagan missed his second straight game Tuesday with the back issue. Bruce Bochy is hoping to plug him back in Wednesday as the team continues its fight for a playoff spot. Pagan has been one of the team's most dependable players when healthy. He owns a stat line of .302/.342/.391 with 56 runs scored in 381 at-bats.
Start schedule down stretch undecided for Chris Sale
Robin Ventura has yet to decide if
Sale is set to pitch Wednesday night in Kansas City. He is also slatedt to start next week in Detroit, but it has yet to be decided if he will pitch again. The White Sox could go with a six-man rotation down the stretch.
The ace lefty is 12-3 with a 1.99 ERA and could use every win possible to give him the best shot to win the American League Cy Young Award.
Rusney Castillo is set to debut for the Red Sox Wednesday night. Scott White discusses what he's hoping to see from the Cuban defector.
From Jacob deGrom's record-tying performance to Jarred Cosart's continued dominance to Anthony Rizzo's dramatic return to the ice cream sandwich incident's anticlimactic conclusion, Scott White weighs in on Monday's action.
The latest installment in our series on enigmatic players focuses on the Braves' inconsistent, but promising, outfielder.
Drew Storen has been lights-out in place of Rafael Soriano so far, but can you count on him in Fantasy?
There may not be any player more enigmatic than Clay Buchholz, and he kicks off a series on assessing players who have been among the hardest to assess.