New York Mets infielder Juan Uribe (chest/ribs) has been ruled out of the NLDS, The Wall Street Journal reports.
This designation seemed likely considering Uribe hasn't been able to play much since suffering a chest injury diving for a ball Sept. 20. He hasn't been ruled out for future rounds if the Mets advance, but it's unlikely the 36-year-old will be used as anything more than a pinch-hitter at this point in the season.
Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan said third baseman Trevor Plouffe is unlikely to play in the outfield, MLB.com reports.
That wouldn't be a problem except Ryan also stated he expects Miguel Sano to play regularly in the field, meaning the Twins could have a logjam at the hot corner. It seems like Plouffe could be a player to watch this offseason, as the Twins might look to move their 29-year-old third baseman, if the right deal arises.
Philadelphia Phillies promising third baseman Maikel Franco said he plans to play about a month of winter ball in the Dominican Republic, per the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Franco will likely join Gigantes del Cibao in early November and then finish up sometime in December. He slashed .280/.343/.497 with 14 home runs and a stolen base in 304 at-bats for the Phillies in a 2015 season plagued by injuries.
New York Mets third baseman Juan Uribe (chest/ribs) is considered "very iffy" for the divisional series against the Dodgers, per ESPN New York.
Uribe first suffered damage to cartilage in his chest two weeks ago while diving for a grounder. He then aggravated the injury during a pinch-hitting appearance in Cincinnati on Sept. 25. Uribe is still unable to do any baseball activity and is likely to be left off the roster unless he shows material improvement the next few days.
Houston Astros third baseman Jed Lowrie (quad) will rejoin the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.
Lowrie injured his quad Tuesday, but did take two walks Saturday. He's back in action Sunday, playing third base and batting seventh.
New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley went 0 for 5 across both games of Saturday's doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles .
Headley was held out of the lineup Thursday suffering from a stiff back, but did not appear to be slowed down by the ailment Saturday. He figures to be fully available for the Yankees in the final day of the regular season and into the playoffs.
Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco went 2 for 4 with a solo homer and RBI single in Saturday's Game 2 loss to the Miami Marlins .
Franco promptly returned to his hitting ways after returning from the disabled list, belting his first home run since Aug. 10. The 23-year-old has exceeded expectations in his rookie season, posting a .359 wOBA and .219 ISO. With impressive numbers in 300 at-bats, Franco will be an intriguing player to follow next year.
Pittsburgh Pirates utility man Josh Harrison went 2 for 3 with a triple and a run scored in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds .
Harrison had come in to Saturday's contest in a 3-for-18 funk, so his first three-bagger of the season came at an opportune time. The 28-year-old has posted respectable offensive production in 2015, but his numbers are disappointing when compared to his 2014 campaign, even factoring in his 105 fewer plate appearances. Nevertheless, Harrison figures to be counted on during the Pirates' postseason run, however lengthy it may be.
Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado went 1 for 4 with a solo homer in Saturday's Game 2 victory over the New York Yankees .
Machado is wrapping up 2015 on a homer tear, with Saturday night's solo shot marking his second dinger of the day and making it four consecutive contests with at least one long ball. The superstar third baseman has also totaled 8 RBI over those four games, and has set benchmarks in every offensive category in what has been a breakout campaign.
Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner went 2 for 3 with a solo home run in a 2-1 win over San Diego Toreros on Saturday.
Turner just continues his breakout season, as this marks his 16th dinger of the year. Since joining the Dodgers last season, Turner has developed into a completely different player, as he has doubled most of his career numbers in that two-year span. It remains to be seen what they'll do with him next year considering all the young depth the Dodgers have, but he's definitely played well enough to earn an everyday role yet again.