Logan Forsythe
Dodgers' Logan Forsythe: Out of lineup for Game 4
Logan Forsythe, 2B, LAD
5:17 PM
News: Forsythe is not in the lineup for Game 4 of the NLCS against the Cubs on Wednesday, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Forsythe, who is hitting just .190/.315/.262 against same-handed pitching this season, will head to the bench for a second straight game with another righty (Jake Arrieta) toeing the rubber for the opposition. In his place, Chase Utley will start at the keystone and bat eighth.

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Ben Zobrist
Cubs' Ben Zobrist: Not in lineup for Game 4
Ben Zobrist, 2B, CHC
3:13 PM
News: Zobrist is not in the lineup for Game 4 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

After Tuesday's 0-for-4 effort, Zobrist will return to the bench Wednesday night. Javier Baez is back in the lineup and starting at second base with Zobrist out.

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Jose Peraza
Reds' Jose Peraza: Playing shortstop in winter ball
Jose Peraza, 2B, CIN
12:27 PM
News: Peraza is playing winter ball in Venezuela and hoping to play a lot at shortstop, in anticipation of Zack Cozart leaving via free agency this offseason, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

Peraza is also working on being more selective at the plate, something he was more successful doing after losing his starting job to Scooter Gennett last year.

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Charlie Culberson
Dodgers' Charlie Culberson: Heads to bench for Game 3
Charlie Culberson, 2B, LAD
10/17/2017
News: Culberson is not in the lineup for Game 3 of the NLCS against the Cubs on Tuesday, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.

Culberson started the first two games of the NLCS -- both against left-handed pitchers -- in place of the injured Corey Seager (back), but he'll head to the bench for Game 3 with righty Kyle Hendricks toeing the rubber for the Cubs. Chris Taylor will start at shortstop in his place, opening up a spot for Joc Pederson to start in center field. Culberson is 2-for-5 (.400) with an RBI and two runs scored so far in the NLCS.

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Javier Baez
Cubs' Javier Baez: Not in lineup for Game 3
Javier Baez, 2B, CHC
10/17/2017
News: Baez is not in the lineup for Game 3 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Baez is 0-for-19 in the postseason, so manager Joe Maddon will go with switch-hitting Ben Zobrist at second base against right-hander Yu Darvish. Baez will be available off the bench and could see action as a defensive replacement late in the game.

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Dustin Pedroia
Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia: Weighing knee surgery
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS
10/17/2017
News: Pedroia will decide within the next few days whether he will undergo surgery on his left knee, ESPN.com's Scott Lauber reports. "If you were to get it fixed, the recovery is a long time," Pedroia said last week. "So, I have a lot of things to weigh with the doctors and figure it out."

He has already seen a couple specialists to gauge his options, and we should know which route he will take later this week. It sounds like the surgery in question could affect his availability for the start of 2018, so this could be a noteworthy offseason development. Brock Holt is the top internal option to plug a hole at the keystone if Pedroia ends up missing time next season.

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Eduardo Nunez
Red Sox's Eduardo Nunez: Won't require surgery
Eduardo Nunez, 2B, BOS
10/9/2017
News: Nunez said he will not require surgery on his injured knee, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

Nunez was dropped from the ALDS roster after aggravating a knee injury in the first inning of Game 1 against the Astros. The MRI results revealed no further damage was done to his knee, so Nunez should be ready to go for spring training next season after taking time to recover in the offseason.

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Daniel Descalso
Diamondbacks' Daniel Descalso: Sits Friday
Daniel Descalso, 2B, ARI
10/6/2017
News: Descalso is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers on Friday.

Descalso gives way to Brandon Drury with left-hander Clayton Kershaw on the hill for Los Angeles. During Wednesday's wild-card victory to Colorado, Descalso went 1-for-3 with one home run, two RBI and two runs scored, and will likely return to the starting nine for Saturday's game with Rich Hill on the mound.

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Ty Kelly
Ty Kelly: Becomes free agent
Ty Kelly, 2B, PHI
10/4/2017
News: Kelly cleared waivers Wednesday and is now a free agent, Matt Gelb of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Kelly offers versatility on defense, as he spent time at second and third base as well as each spot in the outfield this season. However, he doesn't carry much fantasy value on offense. Kelly owns a .211/.297/.340 line for his career and hit just .191 with a .595 OPS over 70 games with the Mets and Phillies this season.

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Alexi Amarista
Rockies' Alexi Amarista: Uptick in power in 2017
Alexi Amarista, 2B, COL
10/3/2017
News: Amarista concluded the regular season with a .238/.269/.351 slash line.

The 28-year-old never carved out a huge role for the Rockies, as he remained a mere bench piece even when injuries struck Colorado's regulars. His positional versatility is a boon to his real-life value, but his fantasy value is severely capped while he's limited to infrequent pinch hit appearances. He also wasn't afforded many chances to run in 2017, as he attempted just one stolen base all year. Amarista's contract has a club option for 2018, so his value could rebound if a change of scenery takes place.

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