Gomes has missed most of the second half of the season due to a wrist injury, but he is getting back in action just in time for the playoffs. The 29-year-old backstop struggled to a .165/.198/.313 slash line across 262 plate appearances prior to the injury, but he does have plenty of thump in his bat.
Carrasco's chances of returning to the Indians' staff during the upcoming playoffs were already slim at best. Now, the team will prepare to be without the 29-year-old righty. Carrasco has posted an 11-8 mark with a 3.32 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 9.2 K/9 across 25 starts this year.
The Indians clinched the A.L. Central with plenty of room to spare, but their pitching staff is plagued with injuries heading into the playoffs. This is at least somewhat positive for them, as Salazar has been out of the rotation since September 9th. He is targeting a return during the ALDS.
Reece, who has spent the last few years in Oakland, was released by the Raiders earlier this week. The Patriots seem to bring in pass-catching running backs whenever possible and cannot get enough of them. All joking aside, with Dion Lewis on IR, Reece might just carve out a role in New England if he is signed.
Ifedi is expected to play and start at right guard in Week 4 against the Jets. The Seahawks' will finally get to see their first-round draft pick from this year in action.
Cushing was originally expected to miss 4-6 weeks due to his sprained MCL, but the oft-injured linebacker seems to be nearing a return, if not this Sunday, then the next. The Texans' defense can certainly use all hands on deck after J.J. Watt hit IR this week.
Ward struggled with a neck issue in Week 3 and the early part of this week at practice, but it appears he is no danger of missing Sunday's matchup with the Buccaneers.