Zach Walters
MRI reveals no structural damage for Zach Walters
Zach Walters, LF, CLE
9/16/2014
News: An MRI on the ribcage of Indians outfielder Zach Walters has revealed no structural damage, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The injury is believed to be of the soft-tissue variety, and Walters may be able to make it back on the field before the end of the season. He's just 2 for 20 in September.

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Shin-Soo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo to undergo ankle surgery Wednesday
Shin-Soo Choo, LF, TEX
9/16/2014
News: Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle to repair torn cartilege Wednesday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Choo won't begin his running program for six-to-eight weeks while recovering from the surgery. He was ruled out for the season in August due to bone spurs in his elbow.

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Josh Hamilton
Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton back in lineup Tuesday
Josh Hamilton, LF, LAA
9/16/2014
News: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols and outfielder Josh Hamilton are back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mariners.

Pujols left Monday's game with a hamstring injury, but it won't cost him any time. Hamilton, who will be the team's designated hitter Tuesday, has been out since Sept. 4 while recovering from a right shoulder injury.

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George Springer
Astros shut down George Springer
George Springer, RF, HOU
9/16/2014
News: Astros outfielder George Springer has been shut down for the remainder of the season, the team announced Tuesday.

Springer has been sidelined since mid-July due to a quad strain after suffering a setback during a minor-league rehab assignment in early August. The team will take precautions now in the hopes of having him available for a full season next year.

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Rusney Castillo
Rusney Castillo to make first MLB start Wednesday
Rusney Castillo, CF, BOS
9/16/2014
News: Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo will make the first major-league start of his career Wednesday in center field, the Boston Globe reports.

The Red Sox will get a good look at the prized international signee over the remainder of the season in anticipation of Castillo potentially manning center field full time in 2015. He inked a seven-year contract with Boston in August.

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Oswaldo Arcia
Oswaldo Arcia sidelined by back injury Tuesday
Oswaldo Arcia, RF, MIN
9/16/2014
News: Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia is out of the lineup Tuesday, after leaving the team's game the previous night with a back injury. He is day to day moving forward, at this point. 
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Michael Choice
Michael Choice's season ends with hamstring injury
Michael Choice, LF, TEX
9/16/2014
News: Rangers outfielder Michael Choice's season is over, the team announced Tuesday, as a result of a strained left hamstring.

Choice will miss the final 13 games of the season as a result of an injury suffered Sunday. Choice hit .182/.250/.320 in 253 at-bats for the Rangers over 86 games.

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Josh Willingham
Josh Willingham still held out
Josh Willingham, LF, KC
9/16/2014
News: Royals outfielder Josh Willingham missed his third game in a row due to a groin injury Tuesday against the White Sox. Willingham has not played since last Thursday, and remains day to day at this point. 
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Jake Smolinski
Jake Smolinski brought off DL Tuesday
Jake Smolinski, LF, TEX
9/16/2014
News: Rangers outfielder Jake Smolinski has been activated from the disabled list and will be available Tuesday in Oakland, the team announced.

Smolinski has been out since late July as a result of a broken foot. He was hitting .389 in 36 at-bats prior to the injury. 

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Melky Cabrera
Blue Jays to extend qualifying offer to Melky Cabrera
Melky Cabrera, LF, TOR
9/16/2014
News: The Blue Jays plan to extend a qualifying offer to outfielder Melky Cabrera, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports Tursday.

The qualifying offer to Cabrera will likely be between $15-16 million, according to the report, but the team won't stop there. The Blue Jays are also expected to negotiate with Cabrera on a long-term extension, coming off Cabrera's two-year, $16 million deal.

Cabrera hit .301/.351/.458 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI before undergoing season-ending surgery to repair a broken pinky earlier in the month.  

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