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Eugenio Suarez Seattle Mariners

Rotowire:

Hopes to begin taking swings soon
September 21, 2022
Suarez (finger) saw a hand specialist in Arizona on Monday and hopes to begin taking swings off a tee and in the batting cage at some point this week, the Associated Press reports.
ANALYSIS
Suarez suffered a small fracture in the tip of his right index finger Friday against the Angels and hit the injured list a day later. The veteran slugger's potential progress in coming days should go a long way toward determining how realistic a return when first eligible Tuesday, at least as a designated hitter, will be.
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Starling Marte New York Mets

Rotowire:

Week away from returning
September 21, 2022
Marte (finger) said Wednesday that he's optimistic that he'll be able to return in time for the Mets' three-game series against Atlanta that begins Sept. 30, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Marte hasn't yet been cleared to throw or swing, but he hopes he'll be able to get clearance as early as Wednesday. The 33-year-old attempted baseball activities last week but was ultimately shut down since his finger remained sore.
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Ramon Laureano Oakland Athletics

Rotowire:

Return this season not certain
September 21, 2022
Laureano (hamstring) continues be evaluated, and it remains unclear whether he'll be able to return before the conclusion of the regular season, the Associated Press reports.
ANALYSIS
Laureano went on the injured list Sunday with a right hamstring strain amidst a very difficult start to September where he'd hit just .108 across his first 10 games of the month. If the curtain is indeed ultimately closed on the 28-year-old's 2022 campaign, it's one he'll be eager to put behind him after it began with him completing an 80-game PED suspension carried over from last season and then led to a career-worst .211/.287/.376 slash line across 94 games.
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Zach Britton New York Yankees

Rotowire:

Feels ready to return
September 21, 2022
Britton (elbow) rejoined the Yankees on Wednesday and could be activated from the 60-day injured list within the next few days, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
ANALYSIS
Britton, who has been on the shelf all season while recovering from the UCL surgery he underwent last September, confirmed that he has completed his minor-league rehab assignment, which he began Aug. 24. Between stops at Single-A Tampa, Double-A Somerset and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Britton cobbled together a 1.35 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 7:2 K:BB across 6.2 innings.
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Zack Wheeler Philadelphia Phillies

Rotowire:

Activated for start
September 21, 2022
The Phillies activated Wheeler (forearm) from the 15-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday versus the Blue Jays.
ANALYSIS
Though he's back in action after just under a month-long stay on the shelf, Wheeler is expected to be on a more limited pitch count than usual since he didn't complete a rehab start prior to being activated. Per Alex Coffey of The Philadelphia Inquirer, interim manager Rob Thomson indicated over the weekend that Noah Syndergaard will piggyback Wheeler on Wednesday, so the Phillies' ace could struggle to work deep enough into the start to factor into any decision.
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Garrett Whitlock Boston Red Sox

Rotowire:

Officially lands on IL
September 21, 2022
Whitlock (hip) was placed on the 15-day injured list Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Whitlock's placement on the injured list was expected since he's been shut down from throwing and will undergo surgery next week to address his right hip impingement. The right-hander is expected to be ready for spring training in 2023, while Connor Seabold was recalled from Triple-A Worcester to start Wednesday against the Reds.
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Joey Wentz Detroit Tigers

Stats tonight.

J.T. RealmutoMatt ChapmanC.J. CronCristian JavierJP Sears
J.T. RealmutoMatt ChapmanC.J. CronCristian JavierJP Sears

Sep 20, 2022 Top Performers

Pitchers:

Cristian Javier (HOU): 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 4 BB, 6 K, 67 GmSc

JP Sears (OAK): 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 3 BB, 7 K, 67 GmSc

Joey Wentz (DET): 5.2 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 67 GmSc

Tyler Anderson (LAD): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 6 K, 66 GmSc

Pablo Lopez (MIA): 6.2 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 6 K, 66 GmSc

View All of Yesterday's Pitchers at Baseball-Reference.com

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Austin Barnes Los Angeles Dodgers
J.T. RealmutoMatt ChapmanC.J. CronCristian JavierJP Sears
J.T. RealmutoMatt ChapmanC.J. CronCristian JavierJP Sears

Sep 20, 2022 Top Performers

Batters:

J.T. Realmuto (PHI): 5-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Matt Chapman (TOR): 2-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R

C.J. Cron (COL): 3-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Francisco Lindor (NYM): 2-3, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Teoscar Hernandez (TOR): 4-5, 1 RBI, 3 R

Matt Duffy (LAA): 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Bryan Reynolds (PIT): 4-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

AJ Pollock (CHW): 3-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Willy Adames (MIL): 4-5, 2 RBI, 1 R

Austin Barnes (LAD): 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

View All of Yesterday's Batters at Baseball-Reference.com

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Garrett Stubbs Philadelphia Phillies

Who needs that 100 mph high heat. It's all about the pitch mix! https://twitter.com/PitchingNinja/status/1572410822718263298

Tim McLeod tlmcleod

How did the union let this happen?

What the AP’s report does not delve into, however, are the other penalties associated with the luxury tax — which some teams view as more detrimental than the fiscal penalizations. Any club that exceeds the first tax threshold by $40MM or more will see its top pick in the following year’s draft pushed back 10 slots, for instance. With regard to the 2023 draft, that applies to both the Mets and the Dodgers.

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Wil Crowe Pittsburgh Pirates

I could imagine Wil thinking, a la Nuke Laloosh, "He ain't seen MY heat."

Mike Landau ML-

As we see, Wil's stats were pretty decent coming into last night's game in Yankee Stadium to protect an 8-4 lead.

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Giancarlo Stanton New York Yankees

Giancarlo Stanton is greeted by jubilant teammates after hitting the game-winning grand slam homer in the Yankees' comeback win.

Giancarlo Stanton is greeted by jubilant teammates after hitting the game-winning grand slam homer in the Yankees’ comeback win.
Alex Patton Alex

I think the Mets are all in (see the Cano cut) but it will be interesting. I think the first cut is to look at all the teams that are well below the lowest luxory tax, these teams are really "cap free," meaning they are driven by their own internal numbers (say teams that are 20% or more below the first luxury tax threshold).

Kent Ostby Seadogs

I'd say it's hard to tell at this point. They set the thresholds after rosters were mostly completed. The Dodgers were already over whatever the threshold was going to be and the Mets signed all of their players before the lockout occurred.  This next offseason will be a bigger test, especially when the Yankees have to resign Judge.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed

Interesting read on the luxury tax at MLBTR.  Six teams will pay in this year, with only the Mets and Dodgers taking on large-ish tax sums, each clocking in just south of $30 million.  The four others will pay relatively small sums ranging from $800k for the Pads to $9.4 million for the Yankees.  My takeaway is that only 2 teams are taking a "luxury tax be damned" approach.  All others essentially regard it as a soft salary cap.

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2022/09/mets-dodgers-luxury-tax-yankees-red-sox-phillies-padres.html

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Roansy Contreras Pittsburgh Pirates

On a pitch count for the rest of the year, but seems like a likely starter next year. I have him at $10 in one league and will have to consider what to do with him in spring.

Kent Ostby Seadogs

Second place is entirely out of play. So says I, Mr. Second Place.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Sep 20

Saves are no longer in play for the Fishers, and we should have cut Kennedy a couple of weeks ago, to be honest.  

It's a battle for third, and second place isn't entirely out of play yet.

Mike Landau ML-
Sep 20
Jorge Lopez Minnesota Twins

And it took like half an hour for Baldelli to realize it.

Maybe it's just me, but Baldelli seems to make a lot of dopey decisions, mostly bullpen related.  And I tend to be less critical of managers, whom I assume have more information at their disposal than I do.

Mike Landau ML-
Sep 20

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