Steve Pearce looking at Wednesday return
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/22/2014) Orioles outfielder Steve Pearce was out of the lineup for a third straight game because of a sore wrist Monday at the Yankees, and according to, he's not aiming to return until Wednesday.

Pearce, who received a cortisone shot in his wrist Saturday, was red hot before the injury, batting .405 (15 for 37) with four home runs in 11 games.

Joe Mauer to grab some pine
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/22/2014) Joe Mauer was left out of the Twins' starting lineup for Monday's game versus the Diamondbacks, as Chris Parmelee got the nod at first base. It is only the third time that Mauer has not started a game since he returned on Aug. 11 after spending time on the disabled list with a strained oblique.

Matt Carpenter and Matt Adams back in the lineup
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/22/2014) After sitting out with a stomach bug, both Matt Carpenter and Matt Adams returned to the Cardinals' starting lineup for Monday's game at the Cubs. Neither player has appeared in a game since Friday.

Mark Teixeira to see hand surgeon
by Larry Hartstein |
(9/21/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, held out of Sunday's lineup with a sore right wrist, is headed to see a hand surgeon, reports Teixeira, who's hitting .216 with 21 homers and 58 RBI, might not play again this season.

Joey Votto not expected to return this season
by Larry Hartstein |
(9/21/2014) Reds first baseman Joey Votto (quad) has taken batting practice for four straight days without any problems, but his return before season's end is considered doubtful, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer. He's been on the disabled list since July 8.

"He's not pain-free," manager Bryan Price said. "He's not 100 percent, and he won't be at any time during the rest of the season. So the question is, Do we want to play him at less than 100 percent? He still hasn't seen any live pitching."

The Reds are out of the race and would like Votto to enter 2015 spring training completely healthy.

Adam Lind still out with back issue
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/21/2014) For the second game in a row, Adam Lind was out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup with a back injury. Dan Johnson got the start at first base for Sunday's game at the Yankees.

Lind remains day to day with the injury.

Albert Pujols hits 27th home run
by Chris Cwik |
(9/21/2014) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols clubbed his 27th home run Saturday against the Rangers.

Pujols struck in the fifth inning. With a man on, Pujols belted a 90 mph fastball out to center for the two-run shot. He would also single twice during the game. Pujols finished 3 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI. 

Steve Pearce to miss a few days
by Chris Cwik |
(9/21/2014) Orioles designated hitter Steve Pearce will miss a few days after receiving a cortisone shot, according to MASN. 

Pearce was scratched Saturday with a wrist issue. He received a cortisone shot, and will miss the next few days as the shot kicks in. 

Mark Teixeira wants to play through injury
by Chris Cwik |
(9/20/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has expressed a desire to play through his wrist injury, according to

Teixeira reinjured himself during Saturday's game, but still wants to play. He will ask the doctor whether it's safe to receive another cortisone shot in his wrist. 

Mark Teixeira may be held out for the rest of the year
by Chris Cwik |
(9/20/2014) Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira may not play again this season, according to the YES Network.

Teixeira re-injured his wrist during Saturday's game, and has been dealing with pain. Manager Joe Girardi admitted after the game that he's not sure Teixeira will play again this season. Teixeira is hitting .217/.318/.397 over 423 at-bats.

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