Zack Cozart
Reds' Zack Cozart: Transferred to 60-day disabled list
Zack Cozart, SS, CIN
1:28 PM
News: The Reds transferred Cozart (knee) to the 60-day disabled list Wednesday.

Cozart had an outside shot to play before the regular season ended, but his move to the 60-day DL means he will not play again until 2017. He hit a career-high 16 home runs this season and posted a .733 OPS, so he figures to head into next year as a regular shortstop. Whether that is for the Reds remains to be seen, however, as he could bring prospects on the trade market to a Cincinnati team that may be looking at another rebuilding season.

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Brandon Crawford
Giants' Brandon Crawford: Leads league in triples
Brandon Crawford, SS, SF
12:16 PM
News: Crawford went 4-for-5 with a two triples, two RBI and a pair of runs scored in Tuesday's blowout win over the Rockies.

Crawford had missed some time with a finger injury last week, but Tuesday's performance is as good as any indicator that he is fully healthy. His two triples Tuesday brought his season total to 11, which leads the major leagues in that category.

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Buster Posey
Giants' Buster Posey: Smacks 14th homer Tuesday
Buster Posey, C, SF
11:52 AM
News: Posey went 1-for-3 with two walks, a homer, two RBI and a pair of runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Rockies

Posey is doing his best to salvage what is considered a "down" year for him, collecting seven RBI over his last four games. While his numbers are down across the board; his .288 average, 14 home runs and 75 RBI are more you could hope for from your catcher slot.

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Starling Marte
Pirates' Starling Marte: Season still in question
Starling Marte, LF, PIT
11:24 AM
News: Marte (back) says he's dealing less with spasms and more tightness. "Random movements can cause sort of a tightness. It's something we are trying to figure out," Marte told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "It just kind of comes and goes. The majority of times it is tightness but there are some moments where it becomes painful."

The outfielder is unsure whether the injury might linger. "At this moment I cannot say when I think things will get better," Marte said. "I think, so far, things are moving quickly and I am feeling much better." Marte has played more than 135 games just once since becoming a regular in 2013.

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Freddie Freeman
Braves' Freddie Freeman: Homers in ride on career-high hitting streak
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL
8:08 AM
News: Freeman went 2-for-3 with a walk, solo homer and three runs in Tuesday's game against Philadelphia.

Freeman hit his career-high 33rd homer and stretched his career-best hitting streak to 29 games, leading the Braves to a come-back victory to open their final homestand at Turner Field (they'll be moving nine miles north to SunTrust Park for 2017). The first baseman has been the rare bright spot on the league's worst team, hitting .307/.404/.576 with 88 RBI and 99 runs in 573 at-bats. Despite his team's overall performance, Freeman is sprinting to the finish line, hitting .415 with a ridiculous 1.249 OPS in September.

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Lucas Duda
Mets' Lucas Duda: Bases-clearing double Tuesday
Lucas Duda, 1B, NYM
6:52 AM
News: Duda had a bases-clearing double in the eighth inning of the Mets' 12-1 win over the Marlins on Tuesday.

Duda is slowly regaining his stroke at the plate after missing more than two months with his back injury. With the Mets aiming to secure a Wild Card berth and do some damage in the post-season, look for Duda to be in the lineup the last four games of the regular season.

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Julio Teheran
Braves' Julio Teheran: Delivers worst performance of 2016
Julio Teheran, SP, ATL
6:30 AM
News: Teheran pitched four innings, allowing six runs, 10 hits and two walks while striking out three Phillies in a no-decision Tuesday.

A rain delay ended the night for both team's starters after four innings, but Teheran was drowning in his worst performance of the year before the storm rolled through. For the first time since July of 2014, Teheran allowed 10-plus hits over four or fewer innings. The six earned runs tied a season high for Teheran, although he had pitched six-plus innings in the two other six-run outings. Lucky for him, the Braves rallied to keep the 25-year-old out of the loss column. He's slated to start the season finale Sunday against Detroit.

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Ryan Howard
Phillies' Ryan Howard: Smacks 24th homer in Tuesday's loss
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI
6:16 AM
News: Howard went 2-for-3 with a walk, a solo homer and four RBI in Tuesday's game against the Braves.

The veteran has had a season to forget in what may be the final campaign of a great career. However, despite Howard's career-worst .196 batting average, he's now managed to hit 24 homers in 2016, the most he's hammered in a campaign since 2011. Furthermore, the first baseman's 56 RBI total in second-most over his last five seasons (in fairness, he only played half a season in 2012 and 2013 due to injury). Howard's disappointing season can mainly be attributed to his abysmal first-half performance, as he's been significantly better-- and even fantasy-relevant -- since the break.

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Alec Asher
Phillies' Alec Asher: Next start may come on Saturday
Alec Asher, SP, PHI
4:50 AM
News: Manager Pete Mackanin said he may push Asher's next start back to Saturday and go with a bullpen game Friday against the Mets, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

The Phillies are skipping Jake Thompson's final start and don't have a starter to plug into that spot. Saturday's game is nationally televised, and Mackanin said he would rather have Asher pitch in that game.

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Jerad Eickhoff
Phillies' Jerad Eickhoff: Outing ends early due to rain
Jerad Eickhoff, SP, PHI
4:42 AM
News: Eickhoff allowed just a solo home run in four innings Tuesday before a rain delay ended his night. He struck out five and did not walk a batter.

Eickhoff has allowed home runs in each of his last three starts, but most have been solo shots which have had minimal damage on his ERA. He is scheduled to pitch his final game of the season on Sunday.

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