He's been terrific since returning from returning from a torn ACL on Sept. 12, posting a 1.67 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in 27 innings this season. David Price will take the mound in Game 1.Analysis:
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.Analysis:
Considering the surgery was performed on his non-throwing shoulder, he's likely to be fully healed in a month or two --- well before spring training starts up in 2016. He should be counted on to pitch in more late-inning situations next year provided his shoulder is fully up to speed.Analysis:
That wouldn't be a problem except Ryan also stated he expects Miguel Sano to play regularly in the field, meaning the Twins could have a logjam at the hot corner. It seems like Plouffe could be a player to watch this offseason, as the Twins might look to move their 29-year-old third baseman, if the right deal arises.Analysis:
The Royals will wait to find out who they will play against in the ALDS, with the Astros and Yankees set to face off in a wild-card matchup Tuesday. Johnny Cueto will start Game 2, with Edinson Volquez likely to take the mound in Game 3.Analysis:
Cole Hamels went nine innings on Sunday, so he wasn't available to make the start, leaving Gallardo next in line for the opportunity. However, considering Gallardo's struggles as of late (he's made it through six innings just once since the start of August), he will probably be on a short leash. Hamels and his 3.65 ERA will likely take the mound in Game 2.Analysis:
This is a surprising development considering Minnesota never hinted at a possible Dozier injury. No offseason surgeries have been scheduled for any Twins' players, according to MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger, meaning the MRI is probably just a precautionary measure.
While more information should be available in the coming weeks, it's likely the slugging second baseman should be ready to go for spring training in 2016.Analysis:
After making his last appearance of the season on Sept. 26, Pomeranz soon returned to Oakland in order to have an MRI on his shoulder, which revealed damage to the AC joint. While the extent of the ailment isn't known and surgery hasn't been scheduled, an arthroscopic procedure signals a shorter recovery timeline. As a result, the left-handed reliever should be available by the time camp rolls around next March.Analysis:
Altuve reached the milestone for the second straight year, but finished second in the category overall behind Dee Gordon (205 hits). The three-time All-Star will now get his first taste of the postseason after slashing .313/.353/.459 with 15 home runs and 66 RBI - both career-highs - in 638 at-bats. He also led the American League with 38 stolen bases despite finishing with 18 fewer steals than he did a year ago.Analysis:
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.Analysis: