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The groin has kept Gonzalez on the shelf since August 11th and his recovery has been slower than expected, and he still figures to be a few weeks away. The bullpen session Wednesday will give a more clear picture of his timetable. On the year, Gonzalez owns a 4.05 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP in 19 appearances, 18 being starts.
It seems the decision on Chris Tillman's status for Thursday came a bit earlier than previous reports. Tillman is likely headed for the DL, so Jimenez will be handed the ball Thursday against the Nationals. On the year, Jimenez owns a 6.94 ERA and a 1.91 WHIP, and Nationals bats figure to be heavily in play in DFS Thursday.
In Niese's 1/3 of an inning, he allowed a three run bomb to Wilmer Flores, walked two, and faced just four batters. His status is day-to-day at this point, but more will likely be known Wednesday as the results of his tests are known.
Gomez was 4 for 9 before this game, so he has shown a little promise for the Rangers. Overall on the season, Gomez is hitting just .210/.272/.322 with five home runs and 13 steals. A change of scenery may do him good, but at this point it is not looking as Gomez will return to his 2013-2014 form this season, if ever.
The elbow has been an issue for a while now, as Sano sat in National League parks, and with the season winding down, he figures to stay in the DH slot for the time being. Sano owns a .241 average, with 20 home runs, and 50 RBI in a year that can be best described as up and down for the young slugger.
This caps a highly forgettable 2016 season for Street, as he posted a 6.45 ERA and recorded just nine saves. It remains to be seen if he will be back with the club in 2017, although he is owed $9 million, and it would be tough for the Angels to find a taker at that price.
According to Bryan Price, the heel will not force Cozart to the DL, but after missing six straight games, that appears less likely by the day. On the year Cozart is hitting .263 with 15 home runs and 46 RBI. Jose Peraza has replaced him in the lineup during his absence.
In the midst of a solid 2016 season, Tillman has experienced discomfort in the shoulder and is coming off a start in which he lasted just two innings, giving up six earned runs against the Astros on August 20th. A decision is expected on Wednesday, but it does not look promising for Tillman to make his scheduled start Thursday.
At Triple-A, Pollock has more than proved he is ready to be back in the bigs, slashing .433/.541/.733. At this point the Diamondbacks are out of the race, so it is a bit curious as to why they would bring Pollock back, but if he's available in your league for the playoff run, or if you stashed him, he could be back at just the right time.