Harper is doing fine physically and is on track to begin his normal offseason strength and conditioning work soon, according to agent Scott Boras, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.
The 24-year-old's uneven play throughout the summer months led to much speculation about his health, and Sports Illustrated reported in September that Harper had indeed been playing through a neck/shoulder issue for a significant portion of the season. While manager Dusty Baker strongly denied the report, Boras recently confirmed to the Washington Post that Harper "played with limitations at times this year, no question."
Marksberry awoke from a medically induced coma Thursday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Marksberry reportedly suffered a seizure and collapsed lung while undergoing a colonoscopy Tuesday. It's obviously a very serious situation.
Grandal has acted as the primary catcher for Los Angeles during the postseason, but given his poor .111 batting line during the playoffs, the Dodgers will give him the night off. Carlos Ruiz will slot into the lineup behind the plate in his stead.
Reddick holds just a .155 batting average against lefties this season, so he'll head to the bench with the Cubs deploying left-hander Jon Lester as their Game 5 starter. Yasiel Puig will assume his spot in right field for the evening.
Edwards departed with two outs in the seventh inning due to a left hamstring injury, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Edwards recorded outs on the first two batters of the inning, but exited the game after walking Corey Seager. The reliever is probably best considered day-to-day heading into Game 5 on Thursday, but it wouldn't be surprising if he's unavailable for the contest.
Jansen will be available for more than one inning in Wednesday's Game 4 matchup with the Cubs, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.
Plunkett notes that whole Jansen likely wouldn't be called upon to record six outs, the Dodgers' best reliever could be asked to go more than one inning if called upon Wednesday. He had very few outings longer than a single inning during the regular season, but he's had four such outings through just six appearances this postseason.
Kershaw is lined up to start Game 6 of the NLCS, FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports.
The Dodgers will apparently give Kenta Maeda the ball for Game 5, regardless of Wednesday's outcome in Game 4. Kershaw threw a bullpen session Wednesday, lining him up to start what could be a Game 6 clincher on an extra day's rest.
Maeda will start Game 5 regardless of the result of Wednesday's Game 4, FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports.
Maeda has pitched quite poorly during the postseason, but the calculus is likely more about getting Kershaw the ball in a potential Game 6 clincher on an extra day's rest, rather than using him on short rest Thursday.
Osich underwent minor surgery on his left knee Tuesday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Osich is scheduled to return home from his procedure Wednesday, and there's no reason to believe that it will impact his availability for the 2017 season. Osich finished the year with a subpar 4.71 ERA and 1.38 WHIP but dominated left-handed hitters. Lefties hit a bleak .154 and recorded only three RBI versus Osich, while righties managed to hit .322 versus the 28-year-old.