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Nationals' Daniel Murphy: Back in lineup Wednesday
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Murphy (hamstring) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Braves, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Murphy was scratched from Tuesday's starting lineup with left hamstring tightness, but is back in the fold for Wednesday's affair and batting in the third spot of the order. Over the course of the month, Murphy is hitting .318/.400/.500 with two home runs and four RBI.

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Cubs' Jake Arrieta: Will start against Milwaukee on Thursday
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Arrieta (hamstring) is set to take the mound against the Brewers on Thursday, Carrie Muskat of reports.

The right-hander will make his first start since facing the Pirates on Sept. 4, which was the game Arrieta was forced to exit due to right hamstring tightness. Looking ahead to Thursday's outing, Arrieta will be kept on a 75-to-80 pitch limit as he makes his return to the mound, although upcoming starts should see him proceed without any sort of restriction. On the year, he's compiled a 3.48 ERA and 1.20 WHIP over 28 starts.

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Sharks' Martin Jones: Starting against Vegas
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Jones will tend the twine for Thursday's clash with the Golden Knights, Curtis Pashelka of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Jones logged 65 games for the second straight season while posting a 35-23-6 record with a pair of shutouts and a 2.40 GAA. Even with the emergence of Aaron Dell as a solid No. 2, the Sharks are unlikely to lighten the load for Jones, so look for him to log another 60-plus outings in 2017-18.

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Dolphins' Jay Ajayi: Not practicing Wednesday
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Ajayi didn't participate in the open portion of Wednesday's practice, instead riding a stationary bike off to the side, Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Ajayi was listed on the Week 2 injury report with a knee ailment, but he was a full participant in every practice and ended up rumbling for 122 yards on 28 carries in a 19-17 road win over the Chargers. Wednesday's absence likely pertains to the same knee injury, which might be a non-issue if not for the widespread belief that he fell to the fifth round of the 2015 draft because of concerns regarding the long-term sustainability of his surgically-repaired right knee. The history amplifies any concerns involving Ajayi's knee, though he's now six years removed from the ACL and meniscus injuries that stood out as a blight on his otherwise strong draft profile. Assuming he returns to practice by the end of the week, he should be all systems go for a favorable matchup with the Jets. Ajayi played 64 of 68 offensive snaps Week 2, staying on the field even for obvious passing downs.

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Pirates' Gregory Polanco: Regular day off Wednesday
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Polanco is not in the lineup against the Brewers on Wednesday.

Polanco receives a standard day of rest following two straight starts to open up the series against Milwaukee. In his place, Jordan Luplow draws the start in right, while batting sixth in the order.

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