Joaquin Benoit
Joaquin Benoit could return Friday
Joaquin Benoit, RP, SD
9/16/2014
News: Padres clsoer Joaquin Benoit will throw a bullpen session Wednesday and could return to action as early as Friday, U-T San Diego reports.

Benoit has been out since Aug. 26 while recovering from a shoulder injury. He owns a 1.58 ERA and 60:14 K:BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings.

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Abraham Almonte
Abraham Almonte remains out with ankle sprain
Abraham Almonte, CF, SD
9/16/2014
News: Padres outfielder Abraham Almonte is not in the starting lineup Tuesday as he continues to recover from a sprained ankle.

Almonte was able to make a pinch-hit appearance Sunday, but he hasn't played in the outfield since Sept. 6 while dealing with the injury. He has hit .232/.278/.333 with three home runs, 15 RBI and four stolen bases in 198 at-bats.

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Angel Pagan
Angel Pagan out Tuesday with back injury
Angel Pagan, CF, SF
9/16/2014
News: Giants outfielder Angel Pagan is not in the starting lineup Tuesday as he recovers from a back injury.

He was a late scratch Monday due to back issues and wasn't able to make it back into the lineup one day later. Pagan has hit .302/.342/.391 with three home runs, 27 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 381 at-bats.

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Jordy Mercer
Jordy Mercer scratched with back tightness
Jordy Mercer, SS, PIT
9/16/2014
News: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer has been scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to back tightness, the team announced. Clint Barmes will replace Mercer at the position and bat eighth.
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Evan Gattis
Evan Gattis sidelined indefinitely with illness
Evan Gattis, C, ATL
9/16/2014
News: Braves catcher Evan Gattis has missed the last eight days due to strep throat, and the team is unsure of when he'll be able to return, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

"I really don’t know," manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday. "We will let the doctors and people who are looking at him decide when, where. But hopefully (it’s) soon."

Gattis started to feel sick on Sept. 7, and although the team reported last Wednesday that he was feeling better, he hasn't seen any action since the first day of his sickness. Gattis has hit .270/.325/.507 with 22 home runs and 52 RBI in 359 at-bats.

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Adeiny Hechavarria
Adeiny Hechavarria out of lineup Tuesday
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS, MIA
9/16/2014
News: Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria is not in the lineup Tuesday due to arm soreness, MLB.com reports. He has hit .281/.312/.366 with seven stolen bases in 495 at-bats. The shortstop is day-to-day.
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Nolan Arenado
Nolan Arenado has chest contusion, early onset pneumonia
Nolan Arenado, 3B, COL
9/16/2014
News: An MRI on injured Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado has revealed that Arenado is dealing with a chest contusion and early onset pneumonia, the team announced Tuesday.

Arenado is at home resting Tuesday while recovering. He has hit .287/.328/.500 with 18 home runs and 61 RBI in 432 at-bats.

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Stephen Fife
Dodgers send Stephen Fife to DL, add Daniel Coulombe
Stephen Fife, SP, LAD
9/16/2014
News: The Dodgers recalled pitcher Stephen Fife from Triple-A Albuquerque Tuesday and placed him on the 60-day disabled list. He underwent Tommy John surgery in August.

The move opens up a 40-man roster spot for pitcher Daniel Coulombe, who was brought up from Double-A Chattanooga in a corresponding move. Coulombe has posted a 2.89 ERA and 92:27 K:BB ratio in 65 1/3 innings between high class A Rancho Cucamonga and Chattanooga.

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Edwin Jackson
Edwin Jackson to draw start Friday vs. Dodgers
Edwin Jackson, SP, CHC
9/16/2014
News: Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson is set to start Friday against the Dodgers, the team announced Tuesday.

Jackson has been out since Aug. 20 due to a strained lat muscle. He'll return to a 6.09 ERA and 123:61 K:BB ratio in 139 innings.

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Joey Votto
Joey Votto to take batting practice Tuesday
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN
9/16/2014
News: Reds first baseman Joey Votto will take batting practice Tuesday for the first time since suffering a strained left quad in early July, manager Bryan Price told reporters.

Votto swung at soft toss in the batting cage Monday, and appears to be making steady progress in his recovery. He still hopes to return to action before the end of the season. 

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