Cashman noted that the coaching staff thought Torres was ready for the Show on Opening Day last season, but ultimately decided to keep him in the minors for a little more seasoning. The 20-year-old flashed why he's seen as one of baseball's top prospects before undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery in June, hitting .309/.406/.457 with seven homers and seven stolen bases in 23 games (96 plate appearances) for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after earning a promotion from Double-A Trenton. He's on track to be fully healthy by the start of spring training, where he'll compete with Starlin Castro and Chase Headley for the starting job at second and third base, respectively.
Chavis restored his prospect luster in 2017 when bashed 31 home runs and posted a .910 OPS in stops at High-A Salem and Double-A Portland. A former shortstop that transitioned third base a couple of seasons ago is blocked in Boston by Rafael Devers. As such, the organization is preparing Chavis for first base. He's not expected to reach MLB in 2018, but he's certain to reach Triple-A Pawtucket, if not start the season there.
Chatham, a second-round draft pick in 2016, was limited to just 19 at-bats in 2017 because of recurring issues with the hamstring. With a year of development lost, the soon-to-be 23-year-old shortstop will repeat at Low-A Greenville in 2018.
Hardy will get a $2 million buyout from the team and becomes a free agent heading into this winter. The shortstop only played in 73 games this year due to a broken wrist that kept him out from late June to early September, and he wound up slashing just .217/.255/.323 with four home runs and 24 RBI when he was on the field. The 35-year-old will look to latch on with a new organization in the coming months, although his days as a starting shortstop may have come to an end.
Tulowitzki has been on the shelf since late July while recovering from ligament damage to his right ankle, but should be able to have a full recovery by the time spring training rolls around. During 66 games with Toronto this season, he slashed .249/.300/.378 with seven home runs and 26 RBI.
Torres' 2017 campaign was cut short by an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery, but he is now nearly four months removed from the procedure, and is seemingly progressing as hoped with his recovery. With him already feeling good enough to take swings, he should be ready to go when spring training kicks off next year.
The Tigers are sitting a a few of there regular starters Sunday, and Iglesias is one of them. Dixon Machado is starting at shortstop and hitting ninth in place of Iglesias. Iglesias posted a .255 batting average and .657 OPS over 130 games this season.
Gordon Beckham will draw another start at shortstop as Segura remains on the bench for Seattle's season finale against the Angels. Segura recently dealt with a hurt finger, but there's no reason to believe that it's acting up again. Rather it looks like the Mariners are simply being careful with the 27-year-old. Segura played in 125 games for the Mariners this season and hit .300/.349/.427 while stealing 22 bases.
The Astros are using Sunday as a chance to rest a handful of their regular starters, so Correa will get the day off. Marwin Gonzalez will start at shortstop in his place. Correa will carry a .315/.391/.550 line into Thursday's playoff game against Boston.
Ronald Torreyes is starting at shortstop while Gregorius gets the day to rest. Gregorius will carry a .287/.318/.478 line into Tuesday's AL wild-card matchup against Minnesota.