Alex Rios
'Increasingly likely' Rangers part ways with Alex Rios
Alex Rios, RF, TEX
9/17/2014
News: Rangers outfielder Alex Rios "most likely" won't be back with the team next season, MLB.com reports.

The Rangers hold a $14-million option on Rios for 2015, but "it appears increasingly likely" the team will instead pay the $1-million buyout. Shin-Soo Choo is expected to shift to Rios' position next season.

"I'm just waiting to see what will happen," Rios said. "The team has to make the decision. You don't know if they are going to try going the free-agent route or go with a farm product. It's tough to tell."

Rios is questionable to play again this season due to a thumb injury.

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Scott Baker
Lisalverto Bonilla to start Friday with Scott Baker still out
Scott Baker, RP, TEX
9/17/2014
News: Rangers pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla will make another start Friday with Scott Baker still sidelined, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Baker indicated that he has improved but is not ready for a starting assignment. Bonilla delivered a quality start and earned a win in his first start Saturday.

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Anibal Sanchez
Anibal Sanchez feels good Wednesday, set for bullpen Thursday
Anibal Sanchez, SP, DET
9/17/2014
News: Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez felt good Wednesday after throwing a bullpen session the prior day, MLive.com reports. He's set to throw another session Thursday.

"We've just got to wait and see what happens," manager Brad Ausmus said. "He's got a bullpen tomorrow. If he comes out of that all right, we'll have to schedule a simulated game."

The simulated game, which could come as early as Sunday morning, could be the precursor to getting Sanchez on the mound in a game before the season is over. He could start the team's penultimate game of the season next weekend if the Tigers were to have the division title wrapped up, though he would likely pitch just a few innings.

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Roenis Elias
Roenis Elias likely done for remainder of season
Roenis Elias, SP, SEA
9/17/2014
News: Mariners pitcher Roenis Elias will have an MRI on his injured elbow Thursday, and manager Lloyd McClendon indicated Wednesday that the pitcher is likely done for the remainder of the season, MLB.com reports.

Elias was removed from Tuesday's start due to left elbow stiffness. He'll end the year with a 3.85 ERA and 143:64 K:BB ratio in 163 2/3 innings.

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Ryan Raburn
Report: Ryan Raburn to undergo knee surgery
Ryan Raburn, DH, CLE
9/17/2014
News: Indians outfielder Ryan Raburn will need to undergo surgery to repair a damaged meniscus, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The news will keep Raburn from playing again this season, though the team hasn't made an official announcement on his status. Raburn finishes the year with a .200/.250/.297 line along with four home runs and 22 RBI in 195 at-bats.

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Stephen Vogt
Stephen Vogt still out of lineup Wednesday
Stephen Vogt, 1B, OAK
9/17/2014
News: Athletics infielder Stephen Vogt did not return to the starting lineup Wednesday against the Rangers. He hasn't played in two weeks due to an ankle injury.
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Alex Avila
Alex Avila remains out of lineup Wednesday
Alex Avila, C, DET
9/17/2014
News: Tigers catcher Alex Avila is out of the starting lineup Wednesday as he continues to deal with post-concussion symptoms. Manager Brad Ausmus said Monday that Avila could have to miss a week or more while recovering.
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Paul Konerko
Paul Konerko remains out Wednesday
Paul Konerko, DH, CHW
9/17/2014
News: White Sox designated hitter Paul Konerko remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals. Konerko said a few days ago that he was aiming to return from a fractured hand this week, but he still has yet to play since Sept. 2.

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Eduardo Escobar
Two Twins starters still sitting Wednesday
Eduardo Escobar, SS, MIN
9/17/2014
News: Twins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia (back) and shortstop Eduardo Escobar (shoulder) remain out Wednesday against visiting Detroit.

Arcia, who sustained the injury Monday, is on a seven-game hitting streak. Escobar suffered his injury Tuesday.

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Brad Peacock
Brad Peacock start Friday pushes Dallas Keuchel back a day
Brad Peacock, SP, HOU
9/17/2014
News: Astros right-hander Brad Peacock, who lost his Monday start to back soreness, has returned to the rotation, thanks to a pain-free bullpen session Tuesday. He is set to start Friday night against Seattle, the Houston Chronicle has reported.

The move pushes ace lefty Dallas Keuchel back to Saturday, giving him an extra day of rest.

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