Tyler Moore
Marlins' Tyler Moore: Outrighted from 40-man roster
Tyler Moore, 1B, MIA
10/7/2017
News: Moore was outrighted from the 40-man roster Saturday, the Miami Herald's Andre Fernandez reports.

Moore played in 104 games for the Marlins this season during his first year with the team, but was removed from the 40-man roster, along with three others, Saturday. During the 2017 campaign, he slashed .230/.267/.401 with six home runs and 30 RBI.

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Paul Goldschmidt
Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt: Steps up in wild-card win
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI
10/5/2017
News: Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run Wednesday in the Diamondbacks' 11-8 win over the Rockies in the National League wild-card game.

Goldschmidt vaulted the Diamondbacks to an early lead with a long ball in his first at-bat of the game in the bottom of the first inning, giving him just his third home run in the team's last 19 games. The first baseman closed September with a whimper, but the Diamondbacks will need the MVP candidate to be at his best beginning Friday, when his team will face Cy Young contender Clayton Kershaw as it kicks off its divisional series with the Dodgers.

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Brandon Belt
Giants' Brandon Belt: Officially cleared by MLB
Brandon Belt, 1B, SF
10/3/2017
News: Belt (concussion) has been officially cleared by MLB, Andrew Baggarly of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Belt, who has a history with head injuries, missed the final two months of the season with a concussion, but he'll head into the offseason with no restrictions after being deemed symptom-free. He hit .241/.355/.469 with 18 homers in 104 games before his season was cut short due to the injury. Assuming he's able to enter next season healthy, look for him to return to a starting role for the Giants.

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Matt Carpenter
Cardinals' Matt Carpenter: Will avoid shoulder surgery
Matt Carpenter, 1B, STL
10/1/2017
News: Carpenter (shoulder) had an MRI that revealed only inflammation, and he will be able to avoid offseason surgery as a result, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

With an offseason to rest, Carpenter should be able to report to spring training in February at full strength. In addition to the shoulder ailment, back, finger, quad, and hip injuries impacted Carpenter at various points in 2017, but he managed to appear in 145 games and reach the 20-homer mark for the third straight season.

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Josh Bell
Pirates' Josh Bell: Starting against southpaw Sunday
Josh Bell, 1B, PIT
10/1/2017
News: Bell will start Sunday against Washington, even though the Nationals are starting southpaw Gio Gonzalez.

The Pirates have held Bell back against some left-handed pitching -- he's slashing .232/.292/.448 in 137 plate appearances against lefties -- but he needs just one homer to break the franchise rookie record of 26. After a September slump, Bell has six hits (including two home runs) in his last 18 at-bats.

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Mark Reynolds
Rockies' Mark Reynolds: Sits out Sunday
Mark Reynolds, 1B, COL
10/1/2017
News: Reynolds is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers, Jenny Cavnar of AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain reports.

Reynolds is hitting just .231 during the month of September and will make his way to the bench for the final game of the regular season. Ian Desmond will take over at first base, batting fifth.

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Wil Myers
Padres' Wil Myers: Retreats to bench Sunday
Wil Myers, 1B, SD
10/1/2017
News: Myers is not in Sunday's lineup against the Giants.

After signing a lucrative extension this offseason, Myers took a slight step back in offensive production in 2017. He'll finish the year with a .243 average, 30 home runs, 20 stolen bases and a 27.7 strikeout rate in his 155 games played. Yangervis Solarte will slide over to first base Sunday.

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Ryder Jones
Giants' Ryder Jones: Positioned on bench Sunday
Ryder Jones, 1B, SF
10/1/2017
News: Jones is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Jones will make his way to the bench as the Giants close out their miserable 2017 season. Pablo Sandoval will draw the start at third, batting sixth.

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Jose Martinez
Cardinals' Jose Martinez: Out of lineup Sunday
Jose Martinez, 1B, STL
10/1/2017
News: Martinez is not in the lineup Sunday against the Brewers.

After playing spoiler to the Brewers' playoff hopes Saturday, manager Mike Matheny will send all of his starters to the bench. Luke Voit will draw the start at first base and bat cleanup.

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Eric Thames
Brewers' Eric Thames: Back in lineup Sunday
Eric Thames, 1B, MIL
10/1/2017
News: Thames (foot) is starting in left field and batting third in Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

Thames left Saturday's contest early after fouling a ball off his right foot. After an evening of rest, he's set to rejoin the starting lineup for Game 162. He'll look to close out his strong 2017 campaign on a positive note at the plate.

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