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After working out at Yankee Stadium on Monday, Carlos Gomez (intercostal) said he is ready to start on Tuesday.

The team's midsummer acquisition will be ready for the wild card game tomorrow night. Gomez hit .255 with 12 homers and 17 steals in 2015. Albeit down numbers for him, look for him to be a key component for Houston moving forward. Analysis: Colby Conway

Cardinals are optimistic that Yadier Molina (hand) will be on the postseason roster.

Molina was a soft option at the end of the season, so while he is a great player behind the dish in handling the pitching staff, his offense is not a difference maker this season. The team may be happier with its veteran backstop, but he is likely a hole in the lineup going forward. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Drew Pomeranz will have arthroscopic surgery on his left AC joint.

Pomeranz should be a new man after finally taking care of this lingering issue that has nagged him throughout his career. Expect him ready before the season starts up again next spring.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Manager Bruce Bochy says the plan is to keep Buster Posey catching. “He’ll be our catcher next year with occasional play at first base

Posey is an excellent catcher, and the occasional play at first is just to spell him in a way that American League managers would do with the DH position. Expect another MVP caliber season from Posey in 2016.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

GM Bobby Evans said it'll be "close call" on whether to pick up Nori Aoki's option.

Aoki had himself a fine 2015, but slowed down significantly in the second half of the season. His first half production is worthy of the extension, but the Jury is still out based on his second half performance. Either way, he stands to make some good money considering teams will give him a nice look in free agency if the Giants pass on him.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Angel Pagan is undergoing a cleanup on his knee Tuesday.

Hopefully this will improve his performance next season, as he never seemed right in 2015 due to multiple ailments.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Orioles got positive report Monday on Jonathan Schoop knee MRI.

An MRI Arthrogram done on the second baseman's knee showed that swelling was down which had been bugging him over the final week or so of the season. With the season now over and Baltimore not playoff bound, Schoop will have plenty of time to rest it before coming back fully healthy for 2016 spring training. Analysis: Matt Selz

Dr. James Andrews has recommended 4-6 weeks rest for Hunter Harvey and then resume throwing.

Usually when Dr. James Andrews is involved bad news follows but in this case the prescription is just for rest. The highly touted pitching prospect missed the entirety of the 2015 season due to arm and elbow issues but was cleared by an MRI in late September. Since being drafted in 2013 he has made 25 minor league starts and is still at least a year away from making the big club. Analysis: Matt Selz

Nathan Eovaldi threw a simulated game Monday and said he expects to be ready for the division series.

In order for the Eovaldi to be valuable to the Yanks out of the pen in the division series, New York first has to win the AL Wild Card game against Houston in the Bronx. If in fact they do win, then Eovaldi could be a very useful piece out of the pen as a flamethrower who wouldn't have to pace himself as he would when starting. Analysis: Matt Selz

Owner Arte Moreno says Mike Scioscia is definitely coming back as Angels manager next year.

A lot of speculation has been circulating around Mike Scioscia and whether or not he should come back for his 17th season at the helm of the Angels but it appears the Arte Moreno has ended that speculation. Major rifts between the front office and the veteran manager came to a head this year that resulted in the GM leaving in the middle of the season but through it all Scioscia piloted L.A. to within a game of a playoff spot. He is the longest tenured manager in baseball at the moment and he will now look to get the Angels back in the post season next year. Analysis: Matt Selz

Chris Capuano said he is not on the wild card game roster.

This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone seeing as how he was designated for assignment multiple times this year. In the 22 games he managed to pitch in for the Bronx Bombers he had an astounding 7.97 ERA and 1.82 WHIP in 40 2/3 IP. New York can certainly find more equipped pitchers to use in the AL Wild Card game. Analysis: Matt Selz

Keone Kela and Robinson Chirinos are both expected to be ready for post-season according to GM Jon Daniels.

Kela has been dealing with some elbow/forearm soreness and ahs pitched sparingly since the middle of September while Chirinos missed some time a bicep injury but was able to make it back for the last couple of games of the year. Kela has been a huge part of the Texas pen all season including posting 16 1/3 scoreless innings between late August and mid-September when the soreness popped up. Chirinos has played in 78 games this year posting a .232 AVG with 10 homers and 34 RBI. Texas will head to Toronto to start the ALDS. Analysis: Matt Selz

Josh Reddick will be back with the Athletics next year and a candidate for a contract extension.

The 28-year-old put together a very solid campaign in 2015 for what was a pretty bad team in Oakland, batting .272 with 20 bombs, 77 driven in and 10 steals in 149 games. 2016 will be his final year of salary arbitration and thus he becomes a free agent after the season. Oakland is notorious for trying to piece together teams for very little money and it will be interesting to see if Reddick's price tag gets too high for him to stay by the bay. Analysis: Matt Selz

Manager Bob Melvin says it's unclear if Coco Crisp (neck) can be an everyday player next year.

An aging veteran with an injury-plagued 2015 season and who is never quite fully healthy is the description best befitting of Crisp. He can certainly still play when healthy but it sounds like his best option for playing time come 2016 will be in a platoon role in Oakland. If that is the case he will have very little fantasy value in everyday formats since he can't be counted on to be on the field. Analysis: Matt Selz

Yankees release statement from CC Sabathia saying that he is checking himself into alcohol rehabilitation center.

Well now that's an interesting turn of events and a bummer for the Yankees as they lose a member of their starting rotation heading into the playoffs. We wish Sabathia nothing but the best in his recovery and hope that once he goes through the program he will be a better man for it. Analysis: Howard Bender


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