Houston Astros' Carlos Gomez Not in lineup for Game 1 of ALDS
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(4:39 pm ET) Gomez is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the ALDS, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports.

Gomez missed much of September with a back injury, however he was able to play in the Wildcard game against the Yankees , hitting a critical home run to help the Astros advance. While nothing has been announced as of yet, Gomez's absence in Thursday's lineup could be a result of his lingering back injury, however we won't know more information until later in the evening.

Detroit Tigers' J.D. Martinez Could receive an extension this offseason
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(2:03 pm ET) Martinez is considering by the Tigers a candidate for an extension, Chris Lott of MLive.com reports.

Tigers general manager Al Avila expressed some interest in an possible contract extension for Martinez, who still has two years of arbitration remaining. While the 28-year-old outfielder stumbled a bit in terms of batting average (his .315 batting average in 2014 fell to .282 in 2015) he improved dramatically in the slugging department, crushing nearly as many home runs in 2015 (38) as he had in his entire career previously (47). It's safe to say his play these last two seasons has certainly dictated a raise, however it remains to be seen how much the Tigers are willing to spend with a rebuild seemingly on the horizon.

Report: Blue Jays OF Dalton Pompey makes ALDS roster as pinch-runner
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(10/7/2015) Dalton Pompey reportedly made the Blue Jays' ALDS roster as an extra outfielder and will be used primarily in pinch-running situations, the Toronto Star reports.

After starting the season in the majors as a starter in the outfield, Pompey dropped down all the way to Double-A before being a September callup and earning his keep as a pinch-runner.

In seven pinch-running appearances in September, Pompey scored five times, which could be an invaluable asset come playoff time.

Astros OF Colby Rasmus connects for HR in wild-card game
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(10/7/2015) Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus hit a solo home run Tuesday during Houston's AL wild-card game victory against the Yankees.

The 29-year-old outfielder gave the Astros a 1-0 lead in the second inning with a 401-foot shot over the right-field wall off Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka. Rasmus is no stranger to the postseason, having appeared in three games of the 2009 NLDS as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Yankees opt to hold Jacoby Ellsbury out of lineup for wild-card game
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(10/6/2015) Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the lineup for Tuesday's wild-card game against the Astros, MLB.com reports.

With Astros' lefty Dallas Keuchel set to take the mound against the Yankess, manager Joe Giradi will opt to play right-handed hitter Chris Young instead of Ellsbury. He should return to the lineup, if the Yankees advance and play the Royals in the ALDS.

Astros OF Carlos Gomez will start Tuesday's wild-card game
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(10/6/2015) Astros outfielder Carlos Gomez (back) is in the lineup for Tuesday's wild-card matchup against the Yankees, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

There was some concern Gomez would miss Tuesday's game considering he was unavailable for the Astros' final series of the season with a strain in his back, but it's clear now he should be good to go.

While the strain will likely continue to affect him for much of the postseason, he should provide some veteran leadership for a young Houston team that clawed its way back into the postseason picture.

Report: Astros OF Carlos Gomez healthy enough to play Tuesday
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(10/5/2015) Astros outfielder Carlos Gomez (back) is expected to play Tuesday in the playoff game against the Yankees, per Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle.

Gomez made his last start for the Astros on Wednesday, when he aggravated his left intercostal strain on a throw from the outfield. As a result, he sat out the final series against Arizona.

"I feel really good," Gomez said. "It's a special moment. I know it's been tough for me because I want to do my best. But here we are. We make the playoffs, I can't explain how good I feel because you know, being in the playoffs it's what we're working for the whole year. And here we are."

Yankees OF Carlos Beltran ends regular season with flourish
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(10/5/2015) Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran reached base four times in the regular season finale, going 3 for 3 with a walk in the Sunday loss to the Orioles.

His second season in pinstripes was better in nearly every area than his first as he finished the year slashing .276/.337/.471 with 19 homers. He got off to a slow start, but ended strong with a .292 average and 29 extra-base hits in the second half of the season.

Report: White Sox CF Adam Eaton set for offseason surgery
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(10/4/2015) White Sox leadoff hitter Adam Eaton will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder in the offseason, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Eaton has reportedly dealt with the issue throughout the season, so it will require just a minor procedure. Barring something unforeseen, the veteran center fielder should be back for the start of spring training.

Orioles CF Adam Jones a no-go again for season finale
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(10/4/2015) Orioles slugger Adam Jones (back) remains sidelined Sunday against the Yankees.

Jones continues to deal with a back issue, and with the regular season coming to a close, the team will play it safe with him. He played in just one game after Sept. 20. and finishes the year with a .269/.300/.474 slash line.

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