Chicago Cubs second baseman Starlin Castro is in the lineup for Game 1 of the National League Division Series.
Castro will man his spot at second base and hit fifth in the order behind three and four hitters Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo when the Cubs take on St. Louis right-hander John Lackey on Friday. Castro has batted .250 in 12 at-bats against Lackey during his career.
New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores reported Tuesday his back is feeling better, The Record reports.
Flores had been kept out of the lineup the last five games due to back stiffness and strep throat. However, it appears like he will be good to go for the NLDS. Flores will likely be counted on off the bench, with Ruben Tejada slated to get most of the starts at shortstop.
San Francisco Giants second baseman Kelby Tomlinson went 2 for 4 Saturday with a double and a solo shot, his second home run of the season.
He's finishing the season with an 8-for-16 surge including four extra-base hits over his last four games. Tomlinson will have a hard time beating out Joe Panik for a starting job in 2016, however.
New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores has a case of strep throat and is not in the lineup Saturday, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.
The Mets will deploy Ruben Tejada and Dilson Herrera up the middle in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader, and Flores, who is also dealing with a back issue, should be considered questionable for the regular season finale Sunday.
Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Saturday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Hechavarria has missed nearly the entire month of September with a troubling hamstring injury and with the Marlins set to finish up their final series of the season this weekend, it's unlikely Hechavarria will make a return to the team this year.
Colorado Rockies shortstop Cristhian Adames (neck) is starting at shortstop and hitting leadoff Saturday, MLB.com reports.
He has not started in a few days as he has been dealing with a neck issue, but he should be good to go for the final two games of the season.
A back tweak has New York Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores on the bench Thursday against Philadelphia, per Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.
Flores apparently sustained the minor injury in the game Wednesday. Consider him day-to-day for the remainder of the regular season.
Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager certainly made the most of his one hit Wednesday against Houston. He knocked it out of the park for a three-run homer.
Seager must have been inspired by the promotion of his brother to the Dodgers as he's been scorching hot over the last two months. Most people consider Corey Seager a better prospect than Kyle, but hitting .339 with eight homers and 10 doubles over a 32-game stretch is tough to argue with.
Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes (Achilles) went 3 for 5 and scored a run in his return to the lineup Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.
After he sat out the previous four games with the injury, Reyes looked like a candidate to miss the remainder of the season, but he showed enough improvement during his on-field activity to receive clearance to play. Reyes looked strong while stroking out three base hits, but it's possible the Rockies opt to rest him once or twice in the final five games.
Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner got the start at second base Tuesday, going 2 for 3 with a walk and a solo shot, his first career major league home run.
The homer accounted for the team's only run of the night. With Ian Desmond nearly certain to leave as a free agent, Turner will head into spring training as the favorite to man the starting shortstop position.