Randal Grichuk
Cardinals' Randal Grichuk: Stays hot with three-RBI effort Saturday
Randal Grichuk, CF, STL
10:38 PM
News: Grichuk went 2-for-5 with a two-RBI single and run-scoring double in Saturday's 10-4 victory over the Cubs.

The young outfielder's bat remained red-hot in the blowout win, with Grichuk already having equaled his RBI total (15) from all of August with Saturday's production. He's now hit safely in six of his last seven and is hitting .309 (25-for-81) during September.

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Stephen Piscotty
Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty: Plates three in Saturday win
Stephen Piscotty, RF, STL
10:28 PM
News: Piscotty went 3-for-5 with an RBI single, double, solo homer and two runs in Saturday's 10-4 victory over the Cubs.

The slugging outfielder blasted a 423-foot solo shot in the second off the embattled Jason Hammel and followed up with an RBI single in the eighth that closed out the scoring for the Cardinals. It was a solid bounce-back effort for the 25-year-old, who'd struck out five times in eight at-bats over his previous two games. Piscotty is struggling some at the plate as the season winds down, but does have double-digit RBI (10) for the the third straight month.

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Gerardo Parra
Rockies' Gerardo Parra: Back in action Saturday
Gerardo Parra, LF, COL
5:30 PM
News: Parra (illness) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

He missed two games due to illness but will take over in right field Saturday with Carlos Gonzalez on the bench. Parra, a left-handed hitter, has fared surprisingly well in his career against Saturday's starter Clayton Kershaw, going 10-for-27 (.370 average) with two walks and seven strikeouts.

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Carlos Gonzalez
Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez: Out Saturday against Dodgers
Carlos Gonzalez, RF, COL
5:22 PM
News: Gonzalez is out of the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

Gerardo Parra will take over in right field as Gonzalez sits against lefty Clayton Kershaw, marking Gonzalez's first absence in September. Gonzalez has more than held his own against lefties this season (.795 OPS) but he's just 7-for-36 (.194 average) in his career against Kershaw.

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Adam Eaton
White Sox's Adam Eaton: Unlikely to play Sunday
Adam Eaton, RF, CHW
5:16 PM
News: Eaton (hip, shoulder) is not expected to play until Monday at the earliest, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

A collision with the outfield wall Friday left Eaton pretty well banged up with hip, back and shoulder discomfort, and there is also some concern about a concussion. While Eaton reportedly passed his initial rounds of testing, it sounds like the team will wait a couple more days and be sure there are no delayed onset symptoms.

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Colby Rasmus
Astros' Colby Rasmus: Still unavailable
Colby Rasmus, LF, HOU
5:04 PM
News: Rasmus (undisclosed) remains unavailable Saturday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

The situation surrounding Rasmus remains clouded, but he'll be unavailable Saturday, marking his sixth consecutive absence. It's unclear when, or if, he'll return to the field this season, and the Astros appear to be handling the situation on a game-to-game basis.

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Matt Holliday
Cardinals' Matt Holliday: To see specialist Monday
Matt Holliday, LF, STL
4:34 PM
News: Holliday (thumb) will meet with a specialist Monday before another live batting practice session, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold reports.

Friday's batting practice session obviously did not go completely as planned, as the need to see a specialist suggests he's had something of a setback. He is running out of games at this point, as it now seems that the earliest he could return would be in the middle of next week.

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Denard Span
Giants' Denard Span: Locked in a platoon
Denard Span, CF, SF
4:02 PM
News: Span went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in his return to the lineup in Friday's loss to San Diego.

Span was benched for three of the Giants' last four games due to the opposition throwing southpaws. An everyday player for the majority of the season, Span has been locked into a platoon with Gorkys Hernandez over the past week and presumably for the team's final eight games. Those who are rostering the veteran outfielder should note that the Giants are scheduled to face three left-handed starters over their final eight contests, starting with tomorrow's scheduled matchup against Clayton Richard and the Padres.

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Alex Dickerson
Padres' Alex Dickerson: Out of Saturday's lineup
Alex Dickerson, LF, SD
3:26 PM
News: Dickerson is out of the lineup Saturday against the Giants.

After the call-ups of Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe, the Padres are going to really spread around the outfield playing time over the final nine days of the season. Jon Jay will start in left field and hit second Saturday.

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Max Kepler
Twins' Max Kepler: Returns to lineup Saturday
Max Kepler, RF, MIN
2:46 PM
News: Kepler (neck) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Mariners, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

It was reported Thursday that Kepler was diagnosed with a mild neck strain. Given the nature of the injury, it seemed likely Kepler would need a couple days, but he will slot back in Saturday after missing just one start. Kepler was riding high there for a while but has crashed back to earth in September with a .182/.217/.212 batting line.

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