Drew remains sidelined with his concussion symptoms, and it remains to be seen if he will be able to play if the Yankees advance beyond Tuesday. Rob Refsnyder will draw the start at second base Tuesday night.Analysis:
This is a surprising development considering Minnesota never hinted at a possible Dozier injury. No offseason surgeries have been scheduled for any Twins' players, according to MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger, meaning the MRI is probably just a precautionary measure.
While more information should be available in the coming weeks, it's likely the slugging second baseman should be ready to go for spring training in 2016.Analysis:
Gordon scored both runs in a loss that was a telling summation of a frustrating season. He put together a career best .333/.359/.418 slash line, taking home the National League batting crown and leading the majors with 58 steals.Analysis:
Altuve reached the milestone for the second straight year, but finished second in the category overall behind Dee Gordon (205 hits). The three-time All-Star will now get his first taste of the postseason after slashing .313/.353/.459 with 15 home runs and 66 RBI - both career-highs - in 638 at-bats. He also led the American League with 38 stolen bases despite finishing with 18 fewer steals than he did a year ago.Analysis:
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.Analysis:
Forsythe missed the final five games with a foot contusion, but he still turned in what was far and away his most successful season in the big leagues. In addition to showcasing plenty of defensive versatility, Forsythe was an asset offensively, slashing .281/.359/.444 while hitting 17 homers and driving in 68 runs.
The Rays should again carve out an everyday role for Forsythe in 2016.Analysis:
Refsnyder has started receiving regular playing time at the keystone, starting each of the past four games and five of the previous six. The 24-year-old has taken advantage, raising his average to .302, and figures to get the chance to start against lefties for as far as the Yankees advance in the postseason.Analysis:
Originally inserted into the game as a pinch-runner for Melky Cabrera, Garcia wound up receiving a crucial turn at bat - hitting a game-ending single against Neftali Feliz. The walk-off hit is a nice coup for Garcia, who has otherwise played sparingly since being recalled from Triple-A Charlotte.Analysis:
Russell's RBI single accounted for the only run in Saturday's game, as the Cubs and Brewers combined for ten hits. The 21-year-old has enjoyed a 7-for-15 stretch at the tail end of his rookie season. With a full season of major league experience under his belt -- including a .761 OPS in the second half -- fantasy owners can expect improved numbers from Russell next season.Analysis:
That marks his second homer of the season and seeing his name pop up is a surprise in itself. The once power-hitting second baseman has been relegated to bench duties, as his average has plummeted and power has dropped off significantly in recent years. Uggla will likely have trouble finding a roster spot on any team come next season.Analysis: