Nick Castellanos back in lineup Wednesday
by R.J. White |
(5:25 pm ET) Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Twins.

The third baseman was a late scratch Tuesday due to soreness in his left foot, but the issue appears to have been minor. Castellanos has hit .266/.313/.405 with 10 home runs and 60 RBI in 496 at-bats.

David Freese finally on roll for Angels
by Marty Gitlin |
(2:37 pm ET) Angels third baseman David Freese has struggled much of the season, but has saved his best stretch for the stretch run.

Freese has raised his average to a season-high .261. He has hit safely in 12 of the last 13 games with 17 hits in 45 at-bats and has slugged three home runs in the last nine games, during which time he has 10 RBI.

Red Sox promote slew of players from Pawtucket
by Marty Gitlin |
(1:51 pm ET) Ballyhooed Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo is far from the only promotion from Triple-A Pawtucket made by the Red Sox on Wednesday. But he is certainly the most significant.

The team has also brought up left-hander Edwin Escobar, right-hander Heath Hembree, third baseman Garin Cecchini, outfielder Bryce Brentz and catcher Ryan Lavarnway.

Nick Castellanos scratched from lineup with foot issue
by R.J. White |
(9/16/2014) Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos was a late scratch from Tuesday's starting lineup due to left foot soreness, the team announced.

Castellanos fouled a ball off his left foot in Monday's game, and the team has decided to let him rest the injured foot Tuesday rather than risk further injury. The third baseman has hit .266/.313/.405 with 10 home runs and 60 RBI in 496 at-bats.

Chase Headley gets the nod Monday
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/15/2014) As he had hoped, Yankees third baseman Chase Headley was back in the starting lineup Monday at Tampa Bay. He had missed four straight games after taking a pitch off the chin Thursday -- an injury that required stitches.

Headley is expected to wear a protective mask at the plate going forward.

Chase Headley hopes to play Monday
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/15/2014) Yankees third baseman Chase Headley, who took a fastball off the chin Thursday and hasn't played since, took part in a full workout Sunday and is hoping to play Monday at the Rays, according to

"Everything was good. I'm all right," he said.

Headley, who needed stitches after the incident, will wear a protective mask when he returns.

Hitters to sit in Week 25
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) Thinking about starting Carl Crawford, Kurt Suzuki, Mike Napoli, Rougned Odor, Trevor Plouffe or Javier Baez in Fantasy Week 25 (Sept. 15-21)? You might want to think again.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.

Trevor Plouffe blasts off again in defeat of White Sox
by Marty Gitlin |
(9/14/2014) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe widened his team lead in RBI on Sunday by blasting off in the second inning to open the scoring in a Sunday win against the host White Sox.

Plouffe, who also singled, has 76 RBI on the year. He has four hits, including two home runs, in the last two games combined.

Brock Holt out indefinitely
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/14/2014) The Boston Globe reports that Brock Holt (concussion) will sit out Sunday's game at the Royals, and is due to see a concussion specialist later this week. Holt has been out for the Red Sox since Sept. 5, and though he wasn't diagnosed with a concussion until Thursday, he sustained it during a game against the Blue Jays back on Aug. 25.

There is currently no timetable for Holt's return, though he hopes to play again before the end of the season.

Evan Longoria slugs 21st home run Saturday
by R.J. White |
(9/13/2014) Rays third baseman Evan Longoria went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBI in his team's 6-3 loss to the Blue Jays Saturday.

Longoria put his team up early with an RBI groundout in the first inning, and he was able to tie the game 3-3 with a solo home run in the sixth, but that would be the Rays' final run of the game. Longoria has hit .252/.320/.406 with 21 home runs and 87 RBI in 579 at-bats.

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