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Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) tried throwing Monday and didn't feel completely comfortable. 

He's a LOOGY type of relief pitcher and is a great weapon to have out of the bullpen. However, it looks unlikely that he will be ready to pitch in the postseason.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

30 Sep, 05:37 PMSource

Javier Baez is likely to be the Cubs starting second basemen in 2015.

That decision seemed obvious when the Cubs released Darwin Barney when they called up Baez from the minor leagues earlier this season. He has amazing power for a middle infielder, but also strikes out a lot. The Cubs have the best group of young players in the major leagues that will HOPEFULLY make them a great baseball team for years to come.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

30 Sep, 05:35 PMSource

Angels hitting coach Don Baylor said Josh Hamilton looks "ready" for ALDS after his batting practice session. His swings were free and easy, without any restrictions.

The Angels were very cautious with Hamilton during the last month of the regular season so he would be healthy for the postseason. It looks like they made the right moves because Hamilton is going be ready for the ALDS and the Angels desperately need his bat in the lineup.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

30 Sep, 05:07 PMSource

Brock Holt (concussion) will visit a specialist in Pittsburgh on Oct. 8.

Holt was down for a significant period of time and things were just not looking better.Perhaps the specialist will find the reason behind the injury's longevity. Stay tuned for additional updates.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Sep, 04:56 PM

Eddie Butler experienced shoulder soreness Sunday morning, a day after he made his final start of the season.

The time off will do him some good, but obviously, given his importance to the club, the club will run every test they need to ensure that they have not only diagnosed but also a game plan in place to prevent it from happening again.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Sep, 04:54 PMSource

Angels P Matt Shoemaker said his bullpen session went great and has no doubt he will pitch in ALDS.

Definitely a positive report and potentially good news. We will, however, wait until Mike Scioscia makes the final decision.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Sep, 04:51 PMSource

Jose Fernandez (Tommy John surgery) will begin to play catch in the coming days.

Fernandez won't be ready for the start of the season and might not even pitch until sometime in the second half. It's tough to stash a guy like that because, while he looked phenomenal before surgery, we just don't know how effective he'll be once he's back.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Sep, 04:43 PMSource

Red Sox say Clay Buchholz underwent successful meniscus surgery on his right knee Tuesday.

We wish him nothing but the best in his recovery which should be a couple of months just to err on the side of caution. He is expected to be ready for spring training in 2015.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Sep, 04:17 PMSource

Hyun-Jin Ryu will throw 45-pitches in his simulated game on Wednesday.

Ryu had a successful session Sunday when he threw from a mound for the first time since he suffered a setback with his shoulder injury in mid-September. The Dodgers were happy enough with that session that they are having him face live hitters Wednesday and if all goes well, he could be in line to pitch Game 3 of the NLDS.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Sep, 04:06 PMSource

Angels Matt Shoemaker will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday. He seems like the likely starter for Game 3.

Shoemaker threw about 40 pitches during a session Sunday and then played catch Monday without reporting any problems. The Angels will keep a close eye on him between now and Game 3 as his ability to pitch effectively is vital to their championship run.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Sep, 03:27 PMSource

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