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Houston Astros outfielder Chas McCormick (back) was removed from Tuesday night's loss to the division-rival Seattle Mariners early after being hit by a pitch in the back in the ninth inning. McCormick had to be helped off the field by a trainer and manager Dusty Baker, so there's a good chance we won't see him in the starting lineup in another crucial game on Wednesday. But the Astros have an upcoming off day on Thursday before finishing the 2023 regular season with a three-game series in Arizona against the Diamondbacks. For now, consider the 28-year-old to be day-to-day until we know more. The Astros can ill-afford to lose McCormick as they push for the playoffs as either the American League West champions or in a wild-card spot. In the 6-2 loss, McCormick went 1-for-3.
San Francisco Giants rookie left-hander Kyle Harrison (illness) was scratched from his scheduled start on Tuesday against the San Diego Padres due to an illness. Right-hander John Brebbia got the start instead and took the loss, allowing an earned run on a solo homer while walking none and striking out two in just 1 1/3 innings of work as the opener. Left-hander Alex Wood served as the bulk reliever and went 4 2/3 innings, giving up an unearned run on four hits while walking three and striking out five. The 22-year-old Harrison hasn't been very sharp in his first six major-league starts, allowing 19 runs (16 earned) while walking nine, but he's also struck out 31 hitters in 29 2/3 innings. It remains to be seen if he'll get one more start before the end of the regular season on Sunday.
The Miami Marlins placed relief pitcher Tanner Scott on the paternity list on Tuesday and reinstated right-hander Huascar Brazoban (hamstring) from the 15-day injured list in a corresponding move. It's a tough break for the Marlins as they compete for the final wild-card spot in the National League in the final week of the regular season, and they'll now be without their primary closer for at least the next three days. Miami's contest against the New York Mets was postponed on Tuesday, so the Fish will have a doubleheader on Wednesday. If any save situations arise for the Marlins in the next couple days, Andrew Nardi, A.J. Puk and David Robertson are all candidates to be called upon to close out extremely important games.
San Francisco Giants third baseman J.D. Davis (shoulder) suffered a left-shoulder strain in Tuesday night's loss to the San Diego Padres, according to the team. Before departing the contest, Davis had a double in his only at-bat. He was replaced at third base by Tyler Fitzgerald. Davis injured himself during a slide into third base in the first inning. With less than a week left to play in the 2023 regular season, there's a good chance the 30-year-old has played his last game of the year. Wilmer Flores (knee) is also hobbled, so if Davis cannot return this year, Fitzgerald would likely see the majority of playing time at the hot corner through Sunday's season finale. Davis entered Tuesday's contest hitting .246 (118-for-479) with 18 home runs, 22 doubles, a triple, 69 RBI and 61 runs scored in 143 games in his first full year with the Gigantes.
St. Louis Cardinals closer Ryan Helsley picked up his 13th save of the season in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Brewers. Helsley entered the game to pitch the bottom of the ninth up by three and struck out the side to shut the door. While the 29-year-old did miss a portion of the season with a right forearm strain, he has pitched well overall this season, converting 13 of 18 save opportunities with a 2.52 ERA, a 12.62 K/9 rate, and a 4.29 BB/9 rate. Hopefully, he will be able to stay healthy and solidify his role in 2024.
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Hunter Greene did not have his best stuff in Tuesday's 11-7 win over the Guardians. Greene pitched just three innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits (including three home runs) and a walk with three strikeouts. The 24-year-old has been inconsistent this season through 21 starts, displaying his high strikeout upside with a 12.28 K/9 rate but also showing a lack of control with a 4.71 ERA and 3.95 BB/9 rate. He is currently slated to make one final start at the Cardinals, but fantasy managers may consider avoiding him with so much on the line in the final days of the season.
Texas Rangers shortstop Corey Seager (forearm) said he feels fine after suffering a right forearm bruise in Tuesday's 9-3 loss to the Angels, per Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant. Seager was hit by a pitch and exited the game early, but X-rays showed no fracture. Seager should be considered day-to-day at this time. This is great news for the Rangers and fantasy managers, as it sounds like Seager could return to the lineup as early as Wednesday.
Cincinnati Reds third baseman/shortstop Elly De La Cruz had a huge game at the plate in Tuesday's 11-7 win over the Guardians. The 21-year-old rookie went 3-for-3 with a single, a solo home run, a two-run HR, four RBI, and a strikeout. De La Cruz had a ton of fantasy hype surrounding him when he joined the Reds, and while he has shown flashes of brilliance with 13 HR, 40 RBI, and 33 stolen bases in 409 plate appearances, his .234/.299/.409 slash line leaves a lot to be desired. Either way, he is an electric player to watch and has shown the raw tools to be a potential fantasy stud in the future.
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Kevin Gausman turned in a strong outing but took a no-decision in Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Yankees. Gausman pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and two walks with five strikeouts. While the 32-year-old's 1.20 WHIP leaves a bit to be desired, his 12-9 record, 3.16 ERA, and 11.53 K/9 rate have made him a high-end fantasy option once again this season. He is slated to make one final start against a tough Rays matchup, but fantasy managers should feel comfortable starting him.
Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel blew his fifth save of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 extra-innings win over the Pirates. Kimbrel came in to pitch the eighth inning up by one. He got the first out on a strikeout, allowed a game-tying home run, and got the final two outs on groundouts. The veteran has spent a good deal of time as the team's closer this season, but the Phillies have been mixing up their bullpen usage lately. Kimbrel has now converted 23 of 28 save opportunities with a 3.36 ERA and an 11.96 K/9 rate. Jose Alvarado has been the hot hand of late in the team's bullpen, but Kimbrel may still be able to provide some final fantasy value in the last days of the season.
Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano fell to 5-7 and took his second consecutive loss in Tuesday's 2-0 game against the Yankees. Romano came in to pitch the top of the ninth with the game tied 0-0. He gave up a leadoff single and a go-ahead two-run home run before getting the next three hitters out on a groundout and two strikeouts. His last two outings have come at inconvenient times for the Blue Jays, but he has been a strong fantasy contributor all season long, racking up 36 saves with a 2.95 ERA and 11.17 K/9 rate.
Texas Rangers shortstop Corey Seager (forearm) exited Tuesday's game against the Angels in the bottom of the sixth inning after being hit by a pitch in the top of the fifth. He had gone 1-for-2 with a single. While it was somewhat encouraging to see him stay in the game initially, fantasy managers will need to keep an eye out for further news after the game. This comes at a very poor time for the Rangers and fantasy managers, as Seager has been an offensive juggernaut, slashing .332/.394/.640 with 33 home runs and 96 RBI.
Texas Rangers SS Corey Seager (forearm) was removed from the game against the Los Angeles Angels with a right forearm contusion on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
Miami Marlins RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez was sent outright to Class AAA Jacksonville on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
San Francisco Giants 3B J.D. Davis (shoulder) was lifted from the game in the second inning against the San Diego Padres with an apparent shoulder injury on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
Miami Marlins RHP Jeff Lindgren was optioned to Class AAA Jacksonville on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
Chicago Cubs infielder Nick Madrigal (hamstring) did some fielding work on Tuesday before his club's game against the Atlanta Braves. The 26-year-old was placed on the injured list on September 19 after suffering a right hamstring strain. Madrigal's likely done for the rest of the regular season, but manager David Ross thinks he could make an appearance in the postseason if Chicago's still playing in October. The former top prospect has disappointed with the Cubs, and he slashed just .263/.311/.352 with two homers, 34 runs, 28 RBI, and 10 steals over 92 games this year.
Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins (knee) ran the bases and took batting practice on Tuesday, according to MLB.com, as he continues to rehab from the knee surgery he had to repair a torn ACL he suffered in spring training. However, the 30-year-old is still a long shot to play in the playoffs. The club will miss his bat in October, as Hoskins is a perennial power threat and slashed .246/.332/.462 with 30 bombs in 2022. The former fifth-rounder is a free agent after the season and may not appear in a Phillies uniform again.
Los Angeles Angels southpaw Patrick Sandoval (oblique) hit the 15-day injured list on Tuesday, according to Angels PR. In a corresponding move, the club recalled lefty Kolten Ingram to join the bullpen. With less than a week to go in the regular season, the 26-year-old Sandoval won't pitch until 2024, as the Angels are set to miss the playoffs. He last pitched on Monday against the Texas Rangers and experienced right oblique tightness before leaving early. Across 144 2/3 innings this year, Sandoval pitched to a 4.11 ERA, 19.6% strikeout rate, 11.3% walk rate, and 1.51 WHIP with seven victories. The five-year veteran remains arbitration-eligible, so he'll likely head into next season as a member of the Angels rotation once again.
San Francisco Giants LHP Kyle Harrison (illness) was scratched from the Tuesday, Sept. 26 game due to an unspecified illness. Taking his place is RHP John Brebbia.
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