Roman Quinn
Phillies' Roman Quinn: Unlikely to play again this season
Roman Quinn, CF, PHI
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News: Manager Pete Mackanin said Quinn (oblique) is unlikely to play again this season, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

Quinn was scheduled to test his oblique Thursday and must have still felt pain in the area. The Phillies have nothing left to play for, so shutting him down is the right move. He will get a chance to compete for a starting job next spring.

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Jordy Mercer
Pirates' Jordy Mercer: Could be shut down
Jordy Mercer, SS, PIT
9/29/2016
News: Mercer (forearm) could potentially be shut down for the remainder of the season, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Manager Clint Hurtle stated that Mercer "could barely make it across the diamond tonight, that's basically all he's got". Jung Ho Kang figures to fill in at short stop if Mercer's season is indeed over.

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Starling Marte
Pirates' Starling Marte: Will not return this season
Starling Marte, LF, PIT
9/29/2016
News: Marte (back) has been ruled out for the Cardinals series this weekend, which has effectively ended his season, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Marte has started just one game since Sep. 5, as he has dealt with back spams. He returned in a pinch-hitting role Sep. 27, but has been ultimately been ruled out for the season. The Pirates are likely exercising caution with their veteran outfielder in order to avoid him unnecessarily worsening the injury, as they have no playoff aspirations.

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Joey Votto
Reds' Joey Votto: Forced out early Thursday
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN
9/29/2016
News: Votto was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Cardinals in the eighth inning after getting hit in the face by a throw from left field, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Votto had blooped a double, but was hit in the chin by an errant throw as he reached second base. The severity of the injury is unknown, but he did have a considerable amount of blood. The veteran was 3-for-4 before exiting the game.

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Jeremy Hellickson
Phillies' Jeremy Hellickson: Sprains right knee
Jeremy Hellickson, SP, PHI
9/29/2016
News: Hellickson left Thursday's game against the Braves in the fourth inning after spraining his right knee, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

Hellickson had given up one hit to go along with four strike outs before his exit. He knee immediately something wrong following his last pitch and called for a trainer. It was the veteran's final start of the season, so he is fortunate to have avoided a more serious knee injury.

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Andrew Toles
Dodgers' Andrew Toles: Leg issue not believed to be serious
Andrew Toles, RF, LAD
9/29/2016
News: Toles announced Thursday that he left Wednesday's game due to hamstring cramping and that he had no issues throughout the day, David Vassegh of 570 LA Sports reports.

The Dodgers are facing a lefty Thursday, which likely has more to do with Toles' absence from the lineup than does his hamstring cramps from Wednesday. Toles, will be on the Dodgers' playoff roster, figures to rejoin the lineup as soon as Friday.

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Eduardo Nunez
Giants' Eduardo Nunez: Out of lineup Thursday
Eduardo Nunez, 3B, SF
9/29/2016
News: Nunez (hamstring) is absent from the lineup for the third straight game Thursday against the Rockies.

Manager Bruce Bochy told reporters Wednesday that Nunez may not return this weekend, so his fantasy season -- which has seen him put up career numbers just about across the board -- could be over. While we wait on Nunez's status for the coming days, Conor Gillaspie continues to start in his place at the hot corner, batting eighth Thursday.

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Jason Hammel
Cubs' Jason Hammel: Still could join postseason roster
Jason Hammel, SP, CHC
9/29/2016
News: Manager Joe Maddon said Hammel (elbow) may land on the Cubs' postseason roster despite being scratched from Friday's start due to elbow tightness, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. Maddon said Hammel's problem isn't severe.

The depth in Chicago's rotation, however, was already likely to push Hammel to the bullpen anyway, so he probably won't be a fantasy option for those who play October daily games.

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Gregory Polanco
Pirates' Gregory Polanco: Absent from Thursday's lineup
Gregory Polanco, RF, PIT
9/29/2016
News: Polanco (neck) is not listed in Thursday's lineup.

Neck issues that also kept him out Wednesday are the likely culprit. While he may return sometime in the final weekend, the Pirates, who won't be going to the postseason, might decide they have no reason to push one of their core players while playing out the string. Polanco's breakout year may end with a whimper. As for Thursday, Josh Bell will hit second and replace him in right field.

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Jean Segura
Diamondbacks' Jean Segura: Suffered cramp under rib cage
Jean Segura, 2B, ARI
9/29/2016
News: Segura suffered a cramp under his left rib cage that caused him to leave Thursday's game against the Nationals, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. The Diamondbacks don't believe the injury is serious and will re-evaluate Friday.

The 26-year-old put together a 1-for-3 afternoon with one run scored and his 32nd stolen base of his renaissance season, in which he boasts career highs of a .319 average, 20 home runs, 97 runs scored, 64 RBI and an .864 OPS. His fantasy owners still playing surely need him to help them in championship week but will have to wait for an update.

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