Braves' Daniel Castro: Outrighted to Triple-A on Tuesday
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(10/18/2016) Castro was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

Castro has seen a sizable amount of major league playing time over the past couple years, but he hasn't taken advantage of it, as displayed by his .217 batting average in the big leagues. The 23-year-old will head back to the minors to find his stroke and act as organizational infield depth.

Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera: Will not need surgery
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(10/10/2016) Cabrera (knee) will not need to undergo surgery to address a strained patellar tendon, Adam Rubin of reports.

Cabrera was slowed at the end of the year by the knee ailment -- though it didn't force him to miss any significant playing time -- and went for an evaluation Monday to determine how to proceed. The shortstop will apparently be able to avoid going under the knife and has elected to attempt to rehab over the offseason in an attempt to get back to full health in time for the start of spring training.

Phillies' J.P. Crawford: Smooth recovery from knee surgery
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(10/7/2016) Joe Jordan, the Phillies' director of player development, said Crawford has had a smooth recovery from knee surgery and will have a normal offseason, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Crawford underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in September to remove a loose body from his left knee. He will be ready for spring training where he is expected to get a chance to compete for a starting job.

Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera: To visit doctors about ailing knee
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(10/5/2016) Cabrera will visit doctors in the offseason to discuss options for his injured left knee, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

Cabrera played through the issue this season but will get a second look at it now that the Mets' season has come to a close. The veteran shortstop managed to improve his numbers from the past few seasons in 2016, posting a .280/.336/.474 batting line with 23 home runs (second-highest total), 62 RBI and five stolen bases. He remains under contract with New York through 2018 and will look to be healthy when spring training rolls around in March.

Pirates' Jordy Mercer: Sidelined for season finale
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(10/2/2016) Mercer (forearm) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Mercer will end the season with three consecutive absences due to the forearm injury, but it doesn't sound as though it's anything severe enough to limit him during the offseason. Pedro Florimon will cover shortstop in the season finale with Mercer out.

Rockies' Daniel Descalso: Sitting out Sunday
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(10/2/2016) Descalso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Brewers.

The season finale is a rather meaningless one for the Rockies, so they'll rest the veteran Descalso in order to make room in the lineup for the more youthful Cristhian Adames. Descalso excelled in a utility role for the Rockies this season, batting .265 with a .351 on-base percentage and adding eight homers and 38 RBI.

Phillies' Freddy Galvis: Out of lineup Sunday
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(10/2/2016) Galvis (hamstring) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets.

Galvis still hasn't fully recovered from the hamstring injury, so there's little reason to play him in the season finale with little on the line. The 26-year-old was an underrated source of power from the middle infielder this season, producing 20 homers and 49 total extra-base hits while driving in 67 runs over 623 plate appearances.

Cardinals' Aledmys Diaz: Stays hot with two-hit effort versus Pirates
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(10/2/2016) Diaz went 2-for-4 with a double in Saturday's 4-3 victory over the Pirates.

The rookie standout continues to wield a hot bat, with Saturday's production representing his third straight game with a hit and second multi-hit effort over that span. Diaz slumped overall in September but has turned in a 2016 campaign that exceeded expectations, parlaying Jhonny Peralta's spring training thumb injury into an opportunity that has led to a stellar .303/.371/.515 line over 400 at-bats.

Phillies' Freddy Galvis: Not expected to play Sunday
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(10/2/2016) Galvis (hamstring) does not expect to play in Sunday's season finale, Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Galvis was removed from Friday's game after feeling discomfort in his hamstring. He finishes the year hitting .242/.275/.400 with a career-high 20 home runs and 17 stolen bases in 583 at-bats.

Marlins' Adeiny Hechavarria: Out of Saturday's lineup
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(10/1/2016) Hechavarria is not in Saturday's lineup against the Nationals,'s Joe Frisaro reports.

The Marlins are resting more than half of their regulars Saturday as they play out the string. Miguel Rojas will start at shortstop and hit second in his stead. Hechavarria's age-27 season was his worst offensive campaign since his first full season in the big leagues in 2013. A .271 BABIP can be blamed for a good chunk of his regression, as he actually had a career-best walk rate (6.1 percent) and a career-low strikeout rate (13.4 percent) in 2016.

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