Josh Hamilton
Josh Hamilton to start in left field in Game 1 of ALDS
Josh Hamilton, LF, LAA
10/1/2014
News: Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will bat seventh and play left field in Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Royals Thursday, the Orange County Register reports.

Hamilton has been out of action for two weeks with a shoulder injury, and he's played just one game since Sept. 4. He hit .263/.331/.414 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI in 338 at-bats during the regular season.

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Rajai Davis
Rajai Davis runs, plays catch Wednesday
Rajai Davis, LF, DET
10/1/2014
News: Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis ran and played catch at Camden Yards Wednesday and seemed upbeat, MLB.com reports.

Davis dealt with a strained groin over the last weekend of the regular season. His availability for Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Orioles won't be known until Thursday.

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Franklin Gutierrez
Franklin Gutierrez expressing interest in returning in 2015
Franklin Gutierrez, RF, SEA
10/1/2014
News: Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, who spent the 2014 season on the restricted list due to health reasons, has expressed interest in returning in 2015, according to MLB.com.

"He’s in Florida, working out. He has some interest in coming back next year. We’re going to talk to him and we’ll see what happens," general manager Jack Zduriencik said. "He left in a good frame of mind. We’ll have to see where it’s at, but he’s spoken to our guys more than once about his desire in coming back next year. It would be as a non-roster player."

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Dustin Ackley
Mariners' Dustin Ackley to undergo further evaluation for ankle issue
Dustin Ackley, LF, SEA
10/1/2014
News: Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley is expected to visit with a specialist to determine a course of action he might take to deal with a nagging left ankle injury, according to MLB.com.
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Yoenis Cespedes
Red Sox want to talk extension with Yoenis Cespedes
Yoenis Cespedes, LF, BOS
9/29/2014
News: Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told MLB.com the team plans to discuss a contract extension with outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, who hit .260 with 22 homers and 100 RBI. Cespedes is owed $10.5 million next season, the final year of his contract.
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Allen Craig
Offseason foot surgery not needed for Red Sox OF Allen Craig
Allen Craig, LF, BOS
9/29/2014
News: Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told reporters that outfielder Allen Craig will not need surgery to repair his foot, per MassLive.com.

Craig suffered Lisfranc tear which interrupted his 2013 season and led to a disappointing .215 batting average in 2014. He is hopeful that a full offseason will have his foot back at 100 percent.

"He's just focused on having a good offseason," Cherington said. "I think we've done everything we can to make sure that the foot is OK going forward. No further testing needed."

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Ichiro Suzuki
Ichiro Suzuki has no plans to retire
Ichiro Suzuki, RF, NYY
9/29/2014
News: Despite turning 41 next month, outfielder Ichiro Suzuki told reporters he has no plans to retire, per the Wall Street Journal.

"The question about whether you’re supposed to retire at that age, that can all be thrown out the window," Suzuki said.

Suzuki appeared in 142 games in his second full season with the Yankees, owning a slash line of .284/.324/.334 with one home run and 20 RBI over 356 at-bats. He stole 15 bases in 18 tries. He is now a free agent heading into the 2015 season.

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Jordan Schafer
Jordan Schafer out of lineup Sunday
Jordan Schafer, LF, MIN
9/28/2014
News: Twins outfielder Jordan Schafer (elbow) is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's season finale against the Tigers.
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Zach Walters
Zach Walters back in lineup Sunday
Zach Walters, LF, CLE
9/28/2014
News: Indians infielder Zach Walters is in the starting lineup for Sunday's season finale against the Rays. He had been sidelined by an intercostal injury.
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Austin Jackson
Austin Jackson uses his wheels to keep M's alive
Austin Jackson, CF, SEA
9/28/2014
News: It may not have been pretty, but Mariners outfielder Austin Jackson used his wheels to lead his team past the Angels in extras on Saturday.

With two outs and runners on the corners, Jackson grounded out to second and was able to beat out a relay throw to first base for the double play. Brad Miller scored to give the Mariners a 2-1 victory in 11 innings. Jackson went 0 for 5 with a walk and an RBI, lowering his batting average to .255 on the year. With the win, the Mariners stay alive and remain one game back of the A's heading into the final day of the regular season.

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