Adam Lind still out with back issue
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11:43 am ET) 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.

David Ortiz takes a seat Sunday
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(10:52 am ET) David Ortiz was absent from the Red Sox's starting lineup for Sunday's game at the Orioles. Garin Cecchini got the nod as the team's designated hitter.

David Ortiz goes yard Saturday
by Chris Cwik |
(12:09 am ET) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz belted his 35th home run Saturday against the Orioles. 

Ortiz struck in his first at-bat. With a man on, Ortiz took a 75 mph knuckle curve from Chris Tillman out to left center for the two-run shot. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI. 

Carlos Beltran may not return
by Chris Cwik |
(9/20/2014) Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran may not return this season, according to the YES Network. 

Beltran has been dealing with a lingering elbow issue most of the season. Manager Joe Girardi said he's unsure whether Beltran will play again this season due to the issue. Beltran is hitting .233/.301/.402 over 403 at-bats. 

Adam Lind out of lineup Saturday with back issue
by R.J. White |
(9/20/2014) Blue Jays designated hitter Adam Lind is out of the starting lineup Saturday due to a back issue, Sportsnet reports.

Lind's back locked up, leaving him likely unavailable for Saturday's matchup with the Yankees, but he should be fine in a day or two. He has hit .321/.384/.489 with six home runs and 38 RBI in 274 at-bats.

Kennys Vargas blasts ninth home run Friday
by R.J. White |
(9/20/2014) Twins desginated hitter Kennys Vargas went 2 for 5 with a solo home run in his team's 5-4 win over the Indians Friday.

Vargas has homered twice in his last three games while delivering six hits in 14 at-bats. On the negative side, he added three strikeouts to his two hits Friday. Vargas owns a .295/.310/.495 with nine home runs and 37 RBI in 190 at-bats.

David Ortiz clubs two home runs Friday
by Chris Cwik |
(9/20/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz belted two home runs Friday against the Orioles.

Ortiz first struck at the start of the fourth inning. With the bases empty, Ortiz clubbed a 92 mph fastball out to right center for a solo shot. He would strike again in the top of the 10th inning. With a man on, Ortiz took an 88 mph fastball out to right for the two-run shot. He would also single earlier in the contest. He finished 3 for 5, with two runs scored and three RBI. 

Ryan Raburn underwent knee surgery
by Chris Cwik |
(9/19/2014) Indians outfielder Ryan Raburn underwent surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his knee.

Raburn will be sidelined for six to eight weeks following the procedure. Raburn hit .200/.250/.297 over 195 at-bats this year.

Paul Konerko able to return Friday
by Chris Cwik |
(9/19/2014) White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko has returned to action Friday.

Konerko has not played since September 2 due to a hand injury. He will play first base for the White Sox Friday. 

Paul Konerko could be ready to return to plate this weekend
by Marty Gitlin |
(9/18/2014) White Sox retiring designated hitter Paul Konerko is slated to return this weekend in Tampa Bay from a fractured hand that has kept him out since Sept. 2. But Robin Ventura doesn't want to rush him.

"I think during the weekend we'll be able to give him hopefully a couple of at-bats," Ventura told "If he's up for it, he can probably DH one of those games."

Konerko could play significantly when the team returns home as he concludes his farewell season.

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