Charlie Morton
Pirates activate Charlie Morton from 60-day disabled list
Charlie Morton, SP, PIT
10:23 AM
News: The Pirates activated pitcher Charlie Morton from the 60-day disabled list Saturday. Morton underwent hip surgery in late September after dealing with a sports hernia and could be a candidate to go back on the disabled list in the spring.
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Cliff Lee
Phillies activate Cliff Lee from 60-day disabled list
Cliff Lee, SP, PHI
10:03 AM
News: The Phillies have activated pitcher Cliff Lee from the 60-day disabled list. Lee is expected to begin a full throwing program in November and is on track to be ready for spring training.
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Madison Bumgarner
Giants will not start Madison Bumgarner on short rest
Madison Bumgarner, SP, SF
12:05 AM
News: The Giants will not start Madison Bumgarner on short rest for Game 4.

Manager Bruce Bochy admitted he was considering giving Bumgarner the start prior to Game 3, but changed his mind following the game. Bumgarner has thrown a combined 256 innings between the regular season and the postseason, and there's a chance the team didn't want to push him any further, especially on short rest. San Francisco will throw Ryan Vogelsong, as originally planned.

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Tim Hudson
Giants SP Tim Hudson saddled with the loss Game 3
Tim Hudson, SP, SF
10/24/2014
News: Giants pitcher Tim Hudson was saddled with the loss Game 3 against the Royals.

Hudson allowed three runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out two and walked one during the outing. Hudson found himself in trouble immediately. After giving up a leadoff double to start the game, Hudson allowed a run on an RBI-single just a few hitters later. He would settle in at that point, tossing four scoreless frames. 

Hudson ran out of gas in the sixth. Alcides Escobar was able to reach on a single, and was driven home on an Alex Gordon double. After picking up a groundout, Hudson left the game. Javier Lopez came on in relief and allowed an RBI-single against Eric Hosmer. The run would be charged to Hudson. 

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Ryan Vogelsong
Giants to go with Ryan Vogelsong in Game 4
Ryan Vogelsong, SP, SF
10/24/2014
News: The Giants will start pitcher Ryan Vogelsong Game 4 against the Royals.

Manager Bruce Bochy was considering starting ace Madison Bumgarner on short rest, but opted against the decision. Vogelsong struggled in his last start, allowing four earned runs over three innings against St. Louis. He'll oppose Jason Vargas. 

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Adam Wainwright
Cardinals ace Wainwright to throw eight weeks after surgery
Adam Wainwright, SP, STL
10/24/2014
News: Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright will begin a throwing program in eight weeks, the team announced.

Wainwright had surgery to trim cartilage in his throwing elbow Friday. He's expected to begin physical therapy in two weeks, and will start a throwing program in eight weeks.

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Taylor Jordan
Nationals pitcher Taylor Jordan underwent elbow surgery
Taylor Jordan, SP, WAS
10/24/2014
News: Nationals pitcher Taylor Jordan underwent elbow surgery in September, according to The Washington Post

Jordan is expected to be fully healed by spring training. Jordan struggled through the season, posting a 5.61 ERA over 25 2/3 innings in the majors. He underwent at least one MRI on his elbow during the season. 

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Tim Lincecum
Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum 'good to go'
Tim Lincecum, SP, SF
10/24/2014
News: Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum is "good to go," according to the New York Daily News

Lincecum's MRI came back clean, causing manager Bruce Bochy to give Lincecum a clean bill of health. Lincecum tweaked his back during Tuesday's game, but the team did not expect a major injury. 

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Cole Hamels
Phillies' Cole Hamels updating his no-trade list
Cole Hamels, SP, PHI
10/24/2014
News: Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels is updating his no-trade list just in case, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

There's a chance Hamels will hit the trade market this offseason. While the Phillies would love to keep him, Hamels is one of the few valuable pieces the club can offer in a deal. The 30-year-old is still owed $96 million over four seasons. Hamels currently has nine clubs on his no-trade list, but he is allowed to update them. He has until Nov. 1 to give the Phillies his official list. The Red Sox and Cubs have shown interest in Hamels the past few months. 

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Jake Peavy
Giants SP Jake Peavy gives up four runs in World Series Game 2 loss
Jake Peavy, SP, SF
10/22/2014
News: Giants pitcher Jake Peavy was saddled with a loss in Game of the World Series Wednesday, allowing four earned runs on six hits and two walks in five-plus innings while striking out one in his team's 7-2 defeat against the Royals.

Peavy (1-1) ran in to trouble immediately Wednesday, giving up a run on three hits and a walk in the first inning after the offense had given him a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. He surrendered another run on an RBI double in the second, but the offense evened the game in the fourth. Peavy opened the sixth inning by giving up a single and a walk before being removed, and the Royals went on to post five runs in the inning en route to running out to an insurmountable lead.

Peavy has posted a 3.68 ERA and 6:8 K:BB ratio in 14 2/3 innings over three postseason starts. The two teams head into Friday's Game 3 tied 1-1 in the series.

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