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  • Nomar Mazara RF | TEX

    Rangers' Nomar Mazara: Not in Thursday's lineup

    Mazara is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Mariners, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

    Mazara will retreat to the bench following three straight starts, going 3-for-13 (.231 average) with a pair of RBI during that span. In his place, Delino DeShields slides over to left while Carlos Gomez draws the start in center.

  • Carlos Gomez CF | TEX

    Rangers' Carlos Gomez: Back in lineup Thursday

    Gomez (ankle) is in the lineup for Thursday's game against Seattle, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

    Gomez hasn't started a game since Saturday, Sept. 9, when he rolled his ankle running out of the batter's box and subsequently missed almost two weeks recovering from the injury. He was able to come into Tuesday's game as a pinch hitter and appears to be nearing full health heading into this weekend. For Thursday's affair, Gomez will patrol center field and bat sixth in the order.

  • Steve Pearce LF | TOR

    Blue Jays' Steve Pearce: Out again Thursday

    Pearce (back) is not in the lineup against Kansas City on Thursday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    This marks the 12th straight game that Pearce will remain out of the starting nine, dating back to Sept. 9. The outfielder hasn't been able to come in and see action off the bench, which gives a clear indication that he isn't ready for action just yet. He remains without a timetable for now, and should be considered day-to-day moving forward, while Teoscar Hernandez draws a start in left for Thursday's affair.

  • Rays' Kevin Kiermaier: Rare day off Thursday

    Kiermaier is out of the lineup Thursday against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Kiermaier will take a seat for the first time since coming off the DL (hip) on Aug. 18. Since his return, the outfielder is hitting .311/.356/.541 with seven home runs and 18 RBI in 29 games. Mallex Smith draws the assignment in center field in his absence.

  • White Sox's Nicky Delmonico: Day off Thursday

    Delmonico is not in the lineup Thursday against Houston.

    Delmonico will occupy a seat on the bench for the series finale as Rymer Liriano takes over in left. Throughout the month of September, Delmonico is slashing just .179/.289/.333 with two home runs and six RBI.

  • Avisail Garcia RF | CHW

    White Sox's Avisail Garcia: In Thursday's lineup

    Garcia (illness) is in the lineup against the Astros on Thursday.

    Garcia will set up in his typical position in right while batting cleanup, just a day after getting removed due to stomach discomfort. It appears as though Garcia is fully capable heading into the series finale, and there should be little reason for concern.

  • Indians' Lonnie Chisenhall: Will not travel with club to Seattle

    Chisenhall (calf) will stay in Cleveland and not make the trip to Seattle for the team's three-game series this weekend, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    The outfielder has been out since Sept. 14, when he exited last Thursday's contest with tightness in his right calf. Since he's not going to be available this weekend, that leaves his status up in the air for Tuesday's game against Minnesota, which follows a scheduled off day. In his place, Austin Jackson will likely continue to draw a majority of the starts in left field.

  • Austin Jackson CF | CLE

    Indians' Austin Jackson: Not in Thursday's lineup

    Jackson is out of the lineup Thursday against the Angels.

    Jackson retreats to the bench following five straight starts, going .476/.522/.571 at the plate during those games. In his place, Greg Allen will patrol center field while batting second in the lineup.

  • Indians' Lonnie Chisenhall: Not in Thursday's lineup

    Chisenhall (calf) is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Angels.

    Chisenhall will miss a sixth straight game due to a lingering calf injury. He remains day-to-day for the time being, while Abraham Almonte draws the assignment in left for the series finale.

  • Mitch Haniger RF | SEA

    Mariners' Mitch Haniger: Goes deep in two-run loss

    Haniger went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 8-6 loss to the Rangers.

    Haniger now has five round trippers in September, his best monthly total in that category. The 26-year-old outfielder has hit safely in four straight games as well and boasts a .368/.392/.645 in what has been a torrid month.