Dalton Pompey
Report: Blue Jays OF Dalton Pompey makes ALDS roster as pinch-runner
Dalton Pompey, CF, TOR
News: Dalton Pompey reportedly made the Blue Jays' ALDS roster as an extra outfielder and will be used primarily in pinch-running situations, the Toronto Star reports.

After starting the season in the majors as a starter in the outfield, Pompey dropped down all the way to Double-A before being a September callup and earning his keep as a pinch-runner.

In seven pinch-running appearances in September, Pompey scored five times, which could be an invaluable asset come playoff time.


Colby Rasmus
Astros OF Colby Rasmus connects for HR in wild-card game
Colby Rasmus, LF, HOU
News: Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus hit a solo home run Tuesday during Houston's AL wild-card game victory against the Yankees.

The 29-year-old outfielder gave the Astros a 1-0 lead in the second inning with a 401-foot shot over the right-field wall off Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka. Rasmus is no stranger to the postseason, having appeared in three games of the 2009 NLDS as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals.


Jacoby Ellsbury
Yankees opt to hold Jacoby Ellsbury out of lineup for wild-card game
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY
News: Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the lineup for Tuesday's wild-card game against the Astros, MLB.com reports.

With Astros' lefty Dallas Keuchel set to take the mound against the Yankess, manager Joe Giradi will opt to play right-handed hitter Chris Young instead of Ellsbury. He should return to the lineup, if the Yankees advance and play the Royals in the ALDS.


Carlos Gomez
Astros OF Carlos Gomez will start Tuesday's wild-card game
Carlos Gomez, CF, HOU
News: Astros outfielder Carlos Gomez (back) is in the lineup for Tuesday's wild-card matchup against the Yankees, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

There was some concern Gomez would miss Tuesday's game considering he was unavailable for the Astros' final series of the season with a strain in his back, but it's clear now he should be good to go.

While the strain will likely continue to affect him for much of the postseason, he should provide some veteran leadership for a young Houston team that clawed its way back into the postseason picture.


Carlos Beltran
Yankees OF Carlos Beltran ends regular season with flourish
Carlos Beltran, RF, NYY
News: Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran reached base four times in the regular season finale, going 3 for 3 with a walk in the Sunday loss to the Orioles.

His second season in pinstripes was better in nearly every area than his first as he finished the year slashing .276/.337/.471 with 19 homers. He got off to a slow start, but ended strong with a .292 average and 29 extra-base hits in the second half of the season.


Adam Eaton
Report: White Sox CF Adam Eaton set for offseason surgery
Adam Eaton, CF, CHW
News: White Sox leadoff hitter Adam Eaton will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder in the offseason, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Eaton has reportedly dealt with the issue throughout the season, so it will require just a minor procedure. Barring something unforeseen, the veteran center fielder should be back for the start of spring training.


Adam Jones
Orioles CF Adam Jones a no-go again for season finale
Adam Jones, CF, BAL
News: Orioles slugger Adam Jones (back) remains sidelined Sunday against the Yankees.

Jones continues to deal with a back issue, and with the regular season coming to a close, the team will play it safe with him. He played in just one game after Sept. 20. and finishes the year with a .269/.300/.474 slash line.


Lorenzo Cain
Royals OF Lorenzo Cain not in Sunday's lineup
Lorenzo Cain, CF, KC
News: Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain isn't in Sunday's lineup against the Twins.

Cain continues to battle through a bone bruise in his knee, and it will reportedly cause him issues throughout the postseason. Jarrod Dyson will replace him in center field Sunday, however, batting ninth for the Royals.


Josh Hamilton
Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton homers twice Saturday
Josh Hamilton, LF, TEX
News:  Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton went 2 for 4 Saturday with two solo home runs. They were his first blasts since Aug. 14, giving Hamilton eight on the season in 166 at-bats.

Kevin Kiermaier
Rays OF Kevin Kiermaier out for season finale due to back injury
Kevin Kiermaier, CF, TB
News: Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier will not play in Sunday's season finale after his back tightened up during Saturday's game, Steve Carney of 620 WDAE reports.

While the severity of the injury isn't known at this time, it's unlikely Kiermaier suffered any sort of serious injury considering he was removed before his final at bat of the night. He should be plenty rested by the time spring training rolls around next year.


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