Blue Jays outright Munenori Kawasaki, Dan Johnson
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) The Blue Jays have outrighted infielder Munenori Kawasaki and first baseman Dan Johnson.

Kawasaki hit .258/.327/.296 with 17 RBI and one stolen base in 240 at-bats. He made 64 appearances at second base and 19 at third base while also playing shortstop four times. Johnson recorded just 38 at-bats with the Blue Jays, hitting .211/.333/.342 with one home run and seven RBI.


Nick Punto's club option vests
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(10/1/2014) Athletics infielder Nick Punto said Wednesday that his club option, which was dependent on non-DL days on the active roster, vested, putting him back with the team in 2015, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Punto will make $2.75 million in 2015 according to the terms of the contract he signed last offseason. He hit .207/.296/.293 with two home runs, 14 RBI and three stolen bases in 198 at-bats while spending most of his playing time at second base and shortstop.


Royals activate Christian Colon from disabled list
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(9/28/2014) The Royals activated infielder Christian Colon from the 15-day disabled list Sunday, and he is active for the team's regular-season finale against the White Sox.

Update: Jose Altuve insterted into final starting lineup
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has been inserted into the team's starting lineup for Sunday's season finale after initially finding himself on the bench.

Altuve has a .340 batting average that is three points ahead of Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez's .337 mark, and the team initially left Altuve out of the lineup to presumably protect his lead, though a big day by Martinez could have pushed his mark ahead of that of Altuve. However, the second baseman was passionate about playing in the season finale, and the team ultimately decided to acquiese to his wishes.


Jose Altuve out of lineup Sunday
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(9/28/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's season finale against the Mets.

If he doesn't see action later in the game, Altuve will finish the season with a .340/.376/.451 line along with seven home runs, 58 RBI, 56 stolen bases and a league-leading 223 hits in 656 at-bats.


Jason Kipnis done in 2014 with hamstring issue
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(9/27/2014) Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis will not play Saturday or Sunday due to a hamstring injury, MLB.com reports.

Kipnis has struggled in September, hitting just .194/.266/.250 in 72 at-bats. He ends the season with a .240/.310/.330 line along with six home runs, 41 RBI and 22 stolen bases in 500 at-bats.


Brian Dozier belts a home run Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Twins infielder Brian Dozier belted his 22nd home run Friday against the Tigers. 

Dozier struck in the third inning. With the bases empty, Dozier belted a 91 mph fastball out to left for the solo shot. He also singled twice during the outing. Dozier finished 3 for 5, with three runs scored and three RBI. 


Christian Colon playing in Instructional League
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Royals infielder Christian Colon is getting some time in the Instructional League.

Colon fractured a finger, and has been out of action since September 2. He was able to play six innings during the game, and notched two hits. It's possible the team will carry Colon on the postseason roster if he can show further improvement. 


Jurickson Profar to receive PRP injection Friday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar is expected to receive a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right shoulder on Friday, FOX Sports Southwest reports. Profar has been sidelined the entire season due to shoulder injuries and this setback has caused the team to shut him down for 2-3 months. He remains hopeful of being fully recovered in time for next season.

Rougned Odor homers, steals base in win vs. Astros
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(9/24/2014) Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor went 2 for 3 with a walk, a double, a solo home run and a stolen base in his team's 5-1 win over the Astros Wednesday.

Odor has fared well in September, going 21 for 66 with two home runs and two stolen bases. Wednesday's great performance was his seventh multihit game of the month. Odor has hit .261/.301/.407 with nine home runs, 47 RBI and four stolen bases in 371 at-bats.


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