Ryan Flaherty homers in Game 4 loss Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/15/2014) Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty went 1 for 3 with a solo home run Wednesday, but it was the only offense Baltimore could muster in a 2-1 eliminaton loss to the Royals in Game 4 of the ALCS.

Flaherty performed well during the postseason, hitting .286/.400/.429 in 21 at-bats after posting a .221/.288/.356 line during the regular season. The Orioles were outscored by only six runs during the ALCS but wound up being swept by the Royals, ending their season in disappointing fashion.

Orioles Ryan Flaherty makes a difference Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/11/2014) Orioles third baseman Ryan Flaherty played a big role Friday against the Royals.

Flaherty was a bright spot offensively, driving in two runs during the contest. In the fifth inning, Flaherty aided in the team’s comeback, driving in two runs with a single. He would also single two other times during the contest. Flaherty finished 3 for 5, with two RBI.

Royals' Mike Moustakas adds insurance runs Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/11/2014) Royals infielder Mike Moustakas came up with a big hit late Friday.

Moustakas stepped to the plate with a man on base in the 10th inning, and blasted a two-run homer. The Royals had already taken a one-run lead on an Alex Gordon home run earlier in the frame, but Moustakas’ hit gave the team some breathing room in the bottom of the inning. Moustakas finished 1 for 5, with one run scored and two RBI. 

Report: Alex Rodriguez in mix at first base for Yankees in 2015
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) Embattled Yankees veteran Alex Rodriguez , who missed nearly the entire last two seasons with legal issues, has spoken with general manager Brian Cashman about playing some first base in 2015, per MLB.com.

The Yankees could need depth and insurance at that position behind the oft-injured Mark Teixeira, who has been limited to 138 games in the last two years combined and batted .216 in 2014.

Indians still undecided on Mike Aviles option for 2015
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) The Indians remain undecided whether to pick up the $3.5 million option for 2015 on utility player Mike Aviles. The team has about three weeks to make that decision.

Aviles played multiple positions and managed a .247/.273/.343 stat line. He swung a more potent stick against left-handers, an area that has proven problematic for the Indians.

"We'll go through our meetings and make sure we make the decision in time," general manager Chris Antonetti told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "But I can tell you much we appreciate Mike's contributions to the team, what he means on the field, his versatility, the way he's filled in almost anywhere on the diamond when we've had injuries, the presence he has in our clubhouse and the way he helps unify our group and create the energy and atmosphere in our clubhouse every day. We don't take those things for granted."

The emergence of middle infielder Jose Ramirez and presence of top prospect Francisco Lindor as the potential starting shortstop next season could make Aviles expendable, though he has filled in as an outfielder as well.

Twins GM suggests Miguel Sano could become outfielder
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2014) Twins general manager Terry Ryan indicated Wednesday third base prospect Miguel Sano, who missed the 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery, could move to different position, per 1500ESPN.com.

"He looks pretty healthy," Ryan said of Sano. "He could go to the outfield if needed."

Kevin Kouzmanoff opts to leave Rangers for free agency
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2014) Rangers third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff, who lost nearly the entire 2014 season to a back injury, has opted to accept free agency rather than return to the organization, per Fox Sports.

Kouzmanoff was on a roll before going down. He began the year on a 20-game hitting streak and finished it with a stat line of .362/.412/.617. His 47 at-bats were his first in the major leagues since 2011.

Seven Blue Jays elect for free agency
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) According to Baseball America, the following Blue Jays have elected for free agency rather than an outright assignment: shortstop Jonathan Diaz, outfielders Cole Gillespie and Darin Mastroianni, first baseman Dan Johnson, right-hander Bobby Korecky and left-handers Brad Mills and Raul Valdes.

Mike Moustakas' go-ahead HR lifts Royals past Angels in extras
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2014) Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas came up big with the go-ahead home run to lift his team past the Angels in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday.

Moustakas took Fernando Salas deep for a solo home run to lead off the 11th inning. It was his first home run since Aug. 25. Moustakas went 1 for 3 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI in a 3-2 victory.

Yankees prospect Eric Jagielo out 4-6 weeks after getting hit in face
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2014) Yankees third base prospect Eric Jagielo is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after getting hit in the face in late September during an Instructional League game, according to The Journal News. Jagielo will not be able to participate in th Arizona Fall League due to the injury.

The 2013 first-round pick (26th) hit .256 with a .461 slugging percentage and .811 OPS in 92 games between the Rookie League and high Class A in 2014. He had 14 doubles, 18 home runs, 46 runs and 58 RBI.

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