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  • Indians' Giovanny Urshela: Batting ninth Wednesday

    Urshela (leg) is in Wednesday's lineup for Game 5 of the ALDS against New York.

    Urshela was dealing with some soreness after taking a line drive off his left leg during Monday's contest, but should be good to go for Wednesday's pivotal affair. The 26-year-old will bat ninth and man the hot corner.

  • Indians' Giovanny Urshela: Dealing with soreness

    Urshela is experiencing soreness after taking a liner off his left leg during Game 4 of the ALDS on Monday, Jordan Bastian of reports.

    The injury isn't thought to be anything overly serious, but it could force Urshela to miss the Indians' decisive Game 5 against the Yankees on Wednesday. If Urshela is unable to play, the Indians would likely push Jose Ramirez to third base and turn to either Jason Kipnis or Erik Gonzalez to take over at the keystone.

  • Miguel Sano 3B | MIN

    Twins' Miguel Sano: Contemplating surgery

    General manager Thad Levine said rod-insertion surgery on Sano's ailing shin is still being contemplated, Rhett Bollinger of reports.

    Sano has been dealing with a shin injury since mid-August. He attempted to return for the AL wild-card game but was shut down after experiencing persistent discomfort. While Sano is continuing to rehab the injury, surgery remains a possibility if he fails to improve over the next couple of weeks. The surgery carries an eight-week recovery period, so even if he does require the procedure, it isn't expected to affect his status for the start of next season.

  • Chase Headley 3B | NYY

    Yankees' Chase Headley: Out of lineup Friday

    Headley will not be a part of Friday's starting nine for Game 2 of the ALDS against Cleveland, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.

    Manager Joe Girardi will turn to Jacoby Ellsbury in the DH spot following Thursday's 4-0 loss. During that contest, Headley went 0-for-2 with one walk.

  • Rafael Devers 3B | BOS

    Red Sox's Rafael Devers: Sits against Dallas Keuchel

    Devers is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Astros, Tim Britton of The Providence Journal reports.

    Devers will retreat to the bench as manager John Farrell elects to go with Deven Marrero at third base due to southpaw Dallas Keuchel taking the mound for Houston. During Game 1 on Thursday, Devers went 0-for-3 with one RBI and two strikeouts.

  • Miguel Sano 3B | MIN

    Twins' Miguel Sano: Still experiencing discomfort

    Manager Paul Molitor said Sano is still experiencing "persistent discomfort" in his shin, Rhett Bollinger of reports.

    Molitor also noted Sano had trouble while taking batting practice Monday, which is ultimately why he was left off Tuesday's wild-card roster. While the Twins were hoping to carry him for a one-swing scenario, that plan was axed after it became clear he couldn't generate any power on his injured leg, according to Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He could still be added to the roster for the ALDS if the Twins are able to advance.

  • Miguel Sano 3B | MIN

    Twins' Miguel Sano: Not on wild-card roster

    Sano (shin) will not be on the Twins' roster for Tuesday's wild-card game against the Yankees, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

    Considering Sano has had just eight at-bats since Aug. 19, his timing may be a little off, and he is likely not particularly close to being 100 percent healthy. It's possible he could be added to the roster for the ALDS if the Twins are able to advance.

  • Miguel Sano 3B | MIN

    Twins' Miguel Sano: Likely to start on bench Tuesday

    Twins manager Paul Molitor said Sano (shin) will likely open Tuesday's Wild Card Game against the Yankees on the bench, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports.

    Sano returned from a lengthy stay on the disabled list over the weekend, but he exited Sunday's game with renewed discomfort in his shin after his third at-bat. Robbie Grossman will likely serve as the Twins' designated hitter Tuesday with Sano doubtful to start. He should be available off the bench.

  • Rays' Evan Longoria: Gets 86th RBI in finale

    Longoria went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Sunday's 6-0 win over the Orioles.

    Longoria did his damage during a five-run eighth inning, driving in the frame's first run before eventually scoring from third thanks to Trevor Plouffe's bases-loaded walk. The soon-to-be 32-year-old third baseman finishes the season with a .261/.313/.424 line.

  • Miguel Sano 3B | MIN

    Twins' Miguel Sano: Feels some discomfort Sunday

    Sano (shin) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout Sunday before departing due to discomfort, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    The Twins have a day off Monday before the AL wild-card game against the Yankees. Assuming that he's in the lineup Tuesday, it will likely be as designated hitter.