Chris Coghlan
Cubs' Chris Coghlan: Leaves game with apparent leg injury
Chris Coghlan, LF, CHC
7:58 PM
News: Coghlan left Wednesday's game with an apparent left leg injury, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

He attempted to track down a ball off the bat of Pittsburgh's Sean Rodriguez but crashed into the outfield wall and appeared to hurt his leg. While Coghlan was forced to leave the game, he walked off the field under his own power without a pronounced limp. Albert Almora replace Coghlan in left field.

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Shin-Soo Choo
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo: Set to rejoin club
Shin-Soo Choo, RF, TEX
7:24 PM
News: Choo (forearm) will rejoin the Rangers on Thursday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

With two hits (including a homer) in five at-bats during an instructional league game Wednesday, Choo was able to convince the Rangers' brass that he can contribute in some capacity over the final days of the regular season. It's uncertain, however, how much he'll play during the team's final series. Choo has been limited to just 45 games so far this year due to calf, hamstring, back and forearm injuries.

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Eduardo Nunez
Giants' Eduardo Nunez: Questionable to play this weekend
Eduardo Nunez, 3B, SF
6:50 PM
News: Manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday that Nunez (hamstring) is questionable to play this weekend, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

It was reported Tuesday that Nunez would only be out two-to-three days with the hamstring issue but it now sounds like there's a chance he doesn't return to action this week. If this is it for Nunez, his regular-season campaign will end on a bit of a sour note but he's still had a career year between Minnesota and San Francisco, batting .288 with 16 homers, 40 steals, 73 runs scored and 67 RBI.

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Jabari Blash
Padres' Jabari Blash: Shut down with finger injury
Jabari Blash, RF, SD
6:30 PM
News: Blash (finger) has been shut down, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

The slugger recently began playing in the instructional league but apparently the finger has not responded well to game activity. However, there is some hope that Blash could return to Arizona before long and ramp up in time to play winter ball. Blash could stand to work on his approach and pitch recognition, as evidenced by his 34 strikeouts in 71 at-bats with the Padres this season.

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Renato Nunez
Athletics' Renato Nunez: Remains out of lineup Wednesday
Renato Nunez, 3B, OAK
5:58 PM
News: Nunez (back) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels.

Though he's listed as available off the bench for Wednesday's contest, Nunez will not get the start and it's unclear if he'll even get into the game. He was held out of Tuesday's lineup with a stiff back and it appears that the ailment is still bothering him. Stephen Vogt will DH in Nunez's place Wednesday.

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Yunel Escobar
Angels' Yunel Escobar: Out of lineup Wednesday
Yunel Escobar, 3B, LAA
5:54 PM
News: Escobar (shoulder) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game.

Kaleb Cowart will start at third base Wednesday with Escobar still dealing with a shoulder injury. Escobar left Tuesday's contest in his throwing (right) shoulder and it's unclear when he'll get back on the field this season. Cowart figures to get most of the starts at third base should Escobar continue to miss time.

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Albert Pujols
Angels' Albert Pujols: Remains out Wednesday
Albert Pujols, DH, LAA
5:50 PM
News: Pujols (foot) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the A's, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Pujols has been hampered by a sore foot and will miss a second straight start, affording Mike Trout another day as the DH. Manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday that he wasn't sure if Pujols will play again in 2016, as the injury has "gotten to a point now where we don't want to put him at risk." The Angels are off Thursday.

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Gregory Polanco
Pirates' Gregory Polanco: Dealing with neck stiffness
Gregory Polanco, RF, PIT
5:32 PM
News: Polanco is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Cubs due to a stiff neck, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Initially though of as a day off, Polanco is actually on the shelf Wednesday due to some neck stiffness that'll cause manager Clint Hurdle to plug Josh Bell in right field. Polanco and the Pirates are banged up heading down the home stretch of the season, with the likes of Neftali Feliz (arm) and Francisco Cervelli (hand) potentially done for the year. That said, Polanco has yet to be officially ruled out for Thursday's contest against the Cubs.

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Neftali Feliz
Pirates' Neftali Feliz: Likely done for season
Neftali Feliz, RP, PIT
5:14 PM
News: Feliz (arm) may not pitch again this season, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Feliz's arm ailment hasn't shown any improvement as he hasn't thrown since a 36-pitch bullpen session in mid-September. With only a handful of games remaining on the schedule, the Pirates are mulling over simply shutting him down rather than pushing him back on the mound before he's ready. Antonio Bastardo figures to serve as the setup man for the Pirates the rest of the way.

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Francisco Cervelli
Pirates' Francisco Cervelli: Ailing hand may lead to shutdown
Francisco Cervelli, C, PIT
5:10 PM
News: Cervelli (hand) may be shut down for the remainder of the season, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The veteran catcher has been battling a left hand injury, which led manager Clint Hurdle to say Wednesday that the club intends to "back off" Cervelli for the rest of the season. The Pirates are carrying Eric Fryer and Jacob Stallings on the active roster right now, so it seems that those two will assume the catching duties for the remaining few games with Cervelli ailing.

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