Eduardo Núñez aggravated his tight oblique when he stole his 40th base of the season today. He will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury on Monday.
The Nationals don't believe that his injury is serious, but he'll head for precautionary X-rays on Monday to make sure. Harper sustained his injury during Sunday's game when he slid awkwardly into third base after Jung Ho Kang faked a tag.
The injury is worth monitoring if you're in your league championship. Cruz has been a valuable offensive piece as he's hit 39 HR's this season despite his age and the fact he plays in Safeco Field.
Harper slid awkwardly into 3rd and injured his wrist. The dirty play at third that led to the slide also led to the benches clearing the next inning. Harper was replaced by Chris Heisey.
After missing the last 5 games due to a finger injury Crawford will return to the lineup. Crawford has hit .268 for the Giants this year and they will need him in the fight for the wild card.
Sonny Grey has not been the same pitcher this year. He has dealt with a few injuries over the year and it looks like he will continue to work his way back.
Hoying will replace Mazara in the outfield today for the Rangers. With the playoffs approaching the Rangers will hope to get Mazara back to his early season level of performance.
Alberto will replace Andres at short today for the Rangers. Now that they have clinched expect some of the regulars to get some rest.
Escobar will be replaced by Cowart at 3rd today for the Angels.Escobar has had another solid year batting above .300 once again.
Vogt will DH for the A's today and give Valencia a break. Valencia secured the primary DH spot when Butler was released by the team and he has earned it hitting .288 this year.