Nick Castellanos
Tigers' Nick Castellanos: Could return by weekend
Nick Castellanos, 3B, DET
3:44 PM
News: Castellanos could return to the Tigers' lineup by the weekend, per manager Brad Ausmus, Anthony French of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Castellanos has been out since fracturing his left hand back in early August, but the Tigers are hoping to have him back before the end of the regular season. Judging from Ausmus' comments Monday, the expectation is that Castellanos will remain out for the Tigers' four-game set against the Indians but could be back sometime during Detroit's season-ending three-game series against Atlanta, which runs Friday through Sunday.

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J.R. Graham
Yankees' J.R. Graham: Outrighted to Triple-A
J.R. Graham, RP, NYY
3:32 PM
News: Graham was outrighted to Triple-A on Monday.

Graham began the season in Minnesota before coming to New York via trade in mid-May. The 26-year-old spent the remainder of the season at the Double and Triple-A levels, with the bulk of his work coming at Double-A Trenton. Monday's move simply removes Graham from the 40-man roster.

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Rajai Davis
Indians' Rajai Davis: Out of lineup Monday
Rajai Davis, CF, CLE
3:08 PM
News: Davis is not in the lineup Monday against Detroit.

Davis will sit for the second time in four games, as the Indians go with an outfield of Lonnie Chisenhall in right, Tyler Naquin in center and Coco Crisp in left. Davis is hitting just .184 with two RBI in the month of September.

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Aaron Hicks
Yankees' Aaron Hicks: Back in lineup Monday
Aaron Hicks, RF, NYY
2:54 PM
News: Hicks (groin) is back in the lineup Monday against the Blue Jays, Eric Boland of Newsday reports.

Hicks was held out of action Sunday due to a groin issue, but it appears to be only minor, and he'll be back at his usual spot in right field Monday night. Hicks will bat eighth in the order against Toronto's J.A. Happ.

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Scott Feldman
Blue Jays' Scott Feldman: Failing to make impact during playoff race
Scott Feldman, RP, TOR
2:00 PM
News: Feldman has logged just three innings in four appearances this month.

Manager John Gibbons lost confidence in the veteran right-hander following a rough August in which Feldman posted a 7.50 ERA over 10 appearances. He managed a nifty 2.90 ERA over 62 innings (five starts and 21 relief appearances) with Houston before being traded to Toronto at the beginning of August, but he has failed to sniff such success since the move. With the team in the heat of a playoff race, it's extremely unlikely that Feldman will get an opportunity to make a fantasy impact before the season ends.

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Danny Barnes
Blue Jays' Danny Barnes: Pitching well in limited September role
Danny Barnes, RP, TOR
1:54 PM
News: Barnes owns a 3.00 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP in nine games since being recalled at the beginning of September.

Barnes has been solid in his first season on MLB action (outside of this month, he made three appearances in August). Overall, he owns a 3.46 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 13:4 K:BB. However, the 26-year-old's fantasy value is extremely limited because Barnes doesn't pitch in high-leverage situations that afford him the opportunity to rack up wins, saves or holds.

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Ryan Goins
Blue Jays' Ryan Goins: Having little impact in pennant race
Ryan Goins, 2B, TOR
11:28 AM
News: Goins has just nine at-bats since being recalled at the beginning of September.

Four of Goins' at-bats this month came in his one start on Sept. 11 versus Boston. The infielder struck out three times in that game, and has five strikeouts in total this month. With the Jays' season hanging in the balance, it's very unlikely that Goins will be afforded another start this year.

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John Hicks
Tigers' John Hicks: One appearance since call-up
John Hicks, C, DET
11:18 AM
News: Hicks has seen action is just one game since his call-up when rosters expanded in September.

He went 1-for-2 with a double back on September 10, but he just hasn't gotten any time on the field or at the plate even with the struggles of the Tigers' primary catchers.

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Kyle Ryan
Tigers' Kyle Ryan: Just not getting the call
Kyle Ryan, RP, DET
11:16 AM
News: Ryan has only made three appearances in September.

His stats aren't ugly -- his ERA is 3.27 and his WHIP is 1.20 in 52.3 innings. But Ryan's 5.68 K/9 makes him a difficult fantasy play at any time. His future seems ties to his ability to handle the mop while cleaning up the messes made by others. There just isn't much fantasy value there.

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Mark Lowe
Tigers' Mark Lowe: Ugly numbers in 2016
Mark Lowe, RP, DET
11:08 AM
News: Lowe has a 7.11 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in 49.1 innings of relief this season.

Bullpen arms swing hot to cold season-to-season, but Lowe's 2016 is about as cold as they come. His 2015 excellence is looking more and more like an anomaly, so there's little reason to have and hold him this season or even next.

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