Brewers' Jonathan Villar: Dealing with finger injury
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(9:57 am ET) Villar has been dealing with an apparent injury, as his left ring finger was in a splint Wednesday, The Brewer Nation blog reports.

There has been no word from the club on Villar's status at this point, but there doesn't seem to be any real concern regarding his availability for next season. During the 2017 season, Villar was barely seeing time in the field over the course of the homestretch, and slashed just .241/.293/.372 in 122 games.


Dodgers' Logan Forsythe: Out of lineup for Game 4
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(10/18/2017) 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.


Cubs' Ben Zobrist: Not in lineup for Game 4
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(10/18/2017) 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.


Reds' Jose Peraza: Playing shortstop in winter ball
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(10/18/2017) 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.


Dodgers' Charlie Culberson: Heads to bench for Game 3
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(10/17/2017) 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.


Dodgers' Logan Forsythe: Heads to bench for Game 3
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(10/17/2017) Forsythe is not in the lineup for Game 3 of the NLCS against the Cubs on Tuesday, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.

Forsythe is hitting just .190/.315/.262 in 237 at-bats against right-handed pitchers this season, so he'll get the day off with righty Kyle Hendricks throwing for the Cubs. In his stead, Chase Utley will start at second base and bat sixth.


Cubs' Ben Zobrist: Leading off Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(10/17/2017) Zobrist is starting at second base and batting leadoff in Game 3 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Zobrist started on the bench for the first two games of the NLCS with left-handed starters (Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill) on the bump for the opposition, but he'll step back into the starting nine for Game 3 with righty Yu Darvish toeing the rubber for Los Angeles. He's 2-for-12 (.157) with two walks and four strikeouts in his career against Darvish.


Cubs' Javier Baez: Not in lineup for Game 3
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(10/17/2017) 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.


Cubs' Ben Zobrist: Out of lineup for Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(10/15/2017) Zobrist is out of the lineup for Game 2 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Sunday.

Zobrist will sit out and give way to Javier Baez at second base while Jason Heyward starts in right field. Zobrist has appeared in six games during the 2016 postseason. In that time he's gone 4-for-18 (.222) and scored three runs.


Cubs' Ben Zobrist: Out of lineup for Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(10/14/2017) Zobrist is out of the lineup for Game 1 of the the NLCS on Saturday.

Javy Baez will get the start at second base and Kyle Schwarber will start in left field with the Cubs leaving Zobrist on the bench. Zobrist hit just .179 with a .553 OPS against left-handers this season, which further explains why he's out against Los Angeles' Clayton Kershaw. Rich Hill will start Game 2 for the Dodgers, so it's possible Zobrist won't be in the lineup until Game 3.


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