The Jays not only lost Game 2 Friday, pushing them to the brink of elimination, but they lost their best left-handed reliever in the process. All indications are that Cecil will be ready to go for the start of the 2016 season.Analysis:
While the team hasn't officially announced who will pitch Game 4, his status on the playoff roster is a clear sign the rookie will be available if needed.Analysis:
After missing Game 1 with an oblique injury, it was assumed by many pundits that Gomez would return to the lineup for Game 2, however that doesn't appear to be the case. Much like Thursday, Gomez will likely be available off the bench to play in a pinch-hit or pinch-run situation, but it's unlikely he will spend any major time in the field Friday. Jake Marisnick will man center field and hit ninth in the batting order in his place.Analysis:
The back injury that forced Beltre from Thursday's Game 1 game does not appear serious, but it will prevent him from starting Tuesday's game. Beltre could be available off the bench, but it will be Hanser Alberto manning the hot corner for the Rangers on Friday afternoon.Analysis:
Bundy was cleared to begin throwing Aug. 31 by Dr. James Andrews and it appears his 20-pitch session is part of the Orioles plan to ease the 22-year-old back into a regular pitching schedule. Still, he will likely need at least two more weeks until he is considered ready for game-action. It's unclear if the Orioles will have Bundy pitch in the Arizona Fall League or winter ball, but more information should arise in the following weeks.Analysis:
Although the Rangers have yet to formally submit their ALDS roster, Scheppers will almost certainly be left off it, as the right-hander did not even travel with his teammates to Toronto for the start of the series.
It seems Scheppers, who posted a 5.63 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in 42 appearances this season, may have sustained the cut while partying after the team clinched the NL West on the final day of the regular season.Analysis:
The wrist did not respond well to batting practice Tuesday, leading manager Don Mattingly to say Van Slyke is 'not where he needs to be physically.'
With the 29-year-old all but ruled out for the NLDS, the door is open for Yasiel Puig to possibly slot in as a right-handed bench/platoon bat despite missing most of the final five weeks of the regular season.Analysis:
Bethancourt missed the majority of the final two weeks in September with a lingering issue in this thumb, but it appears as if the catcher may have dealing with more than just that injury.
Barring any setbacks, Bethancourt should be ready to begin working out sometime in November -- a good sign considering he will likely compete for the starting catcher job in spring training.Analysis:
Ryu had surgery on his shoulder in May. He should be on track to participate in spring training, but he will have to compete with a handful of players to earn a spot in the rotation.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: