Mets' Wilmer Flores misses both games of doubleheader with strep throat
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(10/3/2015) Mets infielder Wilmer Flores has a case of strep throat and is not in the lineup Saturday, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

The Mets will deploy Ruben Tejada and Dilson Herrera up the middle in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader, and Flores, who is also dealing with a back issue, should be considered questionable for the regular season finale Sunday.

Marlins SS Adeiny Hechavarria remains out of lineup Saturday
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(10/3/2015) Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Saturday, Joe Frisaro of reports.

Hechavarria has missed nearly the entire month of September with a troubling hamstring injury and with the Marlins set to finish up their final series of the season this weekend, it's unlikely Hechavarria will make a return to the team this year.

Rockies SS Cristhian Adames (neck) starting Saturday
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(10/3/2015) Rockies shortstop Cristhian Adames (neck) is starting at shortstop and hitting leadoff Saturday, reports.

He has not started in a few days as he has been dealing with a neck issue, but he should be good to go for the final two games of the season.

Mets SS Wilmer Flores (back) out of action Thursday
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(10/1/2015) A back tweak has Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores on the bench Thursday against Philadelphia, per Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

Flores apparently sustained the minor injury in the game Wednesday. Consider him day-to-day for the remainder of the regular season.

Mariners 3B Kyle Seager goes yard in Wednesday loss
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(10/1/2015) Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager certainly made the most of his one hit Wednesday against Houston. He knocked it out of the park for a three-run homer.

Seager must have been inspired by the promotion of his brother to the Dodgers as he's been scorching hot over the last two months. Most people consider Corey Seager a better prospect than Kyle, but hitting .339 with eight homers and 10 doubles over a 32-game stretch is tough to argue with.

Rockies SS Jose Reyes returns to lineup on Tuesday
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(9/29/2015) Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes (Achilles) is in the lineup hitting second Tuesday against the Diamondbacks,'s Thomas Harding reports.

He is back in the lineup after missing four straight games with the Achilles issue. Reyes may just be a big name at this stage of his career, as the production has lagged far behind his draft day price tag. It will be interesting to see if the Rockies have any success in moving on from the veteran during the offseason so that Trevor Story can get a legitimate shot in 2016.

Diamondbacks SS Nick Ahmed still sidelined Tuesday
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(9/29/2015) Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed (back) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies.

Tuesday's absence marks the sixth straight for Ahmed, who injured his back making a spectacular fall-away throw last week. Ahmed recently reported improvement, but it's uncertain when he may return for Arizona. Chris Owings will man short once again Tuesday with Brandon Drury at second base.

Cubs' Starlin Castro not in starting lineup Tuesday vs. Reds
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(9/29/2015) Cubs infielder Starlin Castro is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Reds.

Castro started the last three games at second base, but he will get a day off Tuesday. Tommy La Stella will man the keystone for the Cubs on Tuesday night.

Nationals SS Ian Desmond gets a day off Monday vs. Reds
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(9/28/2015) Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond isn't in the lineup Monday against the Reds, William Ladson of reports.

Desmond collected three hits, a home run and two runs scored in Sunday's game against the Phillies, but he will get a day off Monday following six straight starts at shortstop. Top prospect Trea Turner will start in his place at shortstop Monday, batting second for the Nationals.

Rockies lose another shortstop to injury Sunday
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(9/28/2015) Rockies infielder Cristhian Adames was removed from Sunday's game against the Dodgers in the second inning due to a neck bruise and a right index finger bruise, the Associated Press reports.

Adames suffered the pair of contusions when he collided with the Dodgers' Joc Pederson while covering third base. The Rockies had been using Adames as their regular shortstop the last few days with Jose Reyes (Achilles) recovering from an injury of his own. If both players are unavailable for Tuesday's series opener in Arizona, Rafael Ynoa or Daniel Descalso would likely get the start at short.

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