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The MRI taken on Edwin Encarnacion's back showed mild inflammation.

Encarnacion was taken in for a precautionary MRI, which revealed some minor inflammation. He hasn't missed any time yet with the back issue, and is in the lineup Saturday at DH. The issue appears to be minor, and should clear up soon.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

20 Sep, 01:29 PMSource

Adam Lind is not in the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Saturday. Lind's back has locked up and he likely won't be available Saturday. 

Lind will take a day off against Yankees' lefty Chris Capuano, heeding to John Mayberry at first base. Lind should be back in the lineup tomorrow, providing great average and decent pop in fantasy.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

20 Sep, 01:28 PMSource

Juan Uribe is not in the Dodgers starting lineup due to tightness in his side. 

Consider Uribe day-to-day. The injury doesn't sound too serious, but with the playoffs looming, the team may want to take it easy on him for the final week.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

20 Sep, 11:27 AMSource

Wellington Castillio is available if needed on Saturday, but Cubs want to let his rib contusion heal another day.

That at least offers up some promise for next week in case you have Castillo in your lineup for the final week of the season. The injury is not serious and he should be back in a day or so.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

20 Sep, 11:21 AMSource

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Analyst: Jeff Mans  View Profile

17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

Danny Duffy threw his bullpen session during the ninth inning on Friday. He was available out of the bullpen, but won't be Saturday or Sunday.

The shoulder soreness that Duffy has been dealing with is causing serious inflammation in the AC joint. Unless the Royals see major improvement, he might not pitch at all for the duration of the regular season.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

20 Sep, 11:19 AMSource

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) started throwing program Saturday morning. 

The Dodgers were hoping to have Ryu back by Monday to pitch against the Giants. They're simply going to have to wait and see how his Saturday session goes before making a decision.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

20 Sep, 11:17 AMSource

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said it's a distinct possibility that Jacoby Ellsbury (hamstring) could miss the rest of the season.

With the playoffs lookign lie a real long shot, there's just no reason to push Ellsbury to come back from a hamstring issue before he's ready. There are six more years on that deal he signed.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

20 Sep, 10:46 AMSource

Update: Domonic Brown was scratched from Friday's lineup due to a tender right wrist.

Brown landed awkwardly on his hand/wrist making a diving catch Thursday. With a series of lefties coming up, it's the perfect time to rest him before the final week of the season.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

20 Sep, 10:29 AM

Alex Avila (head) remains out of the Tigers' starting lineup on Saturday.

Concussion issues are going to force Avila to the bench once again and could have a significant impact on his career. He's had multiple concussions recently and is having a difficult time recovering.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

20 Sep, 10:24 AM

Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) will be on a pitch count Sunday that will likely limit him to 70-75 pitches.

For whatever reason, because the playoffs are extremely doubtful at this point, the Yankees insist on moving forward with Tanaka who is recovering from a partially torn UCL. Sure, he'll be on a pitch count for his first time back, but he may not even make it to 70 pitches. He is not a recommended starter here. Not for his first game back.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

20 Sep, 10:20 AMSource

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