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Updated: Tue, Sep 25th 2018 2:00:13 pm
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L. Gurriel Jr. - SS
Gurriel (hamstring) is not starting Tuesday against the Astros, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
Gurriel exited Monday's game with left hamstring tightness. The severity of the issue remains unclear. Aledmys Diaz slides over to shortstop in his absence, with Yangervis Solarte starting at third base.
Added 3:49 pm (EST)
V. Robles - CF
Robles is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Marlins.
Robles temporarily stepped into a starting role with Adam Eaton nursing a knee injury, but he'll sit for a second straight game with Eaton back in the fold. The Nationals will once again go with Juan Soto, Bryce Harper and Eaton from left to right in their outfield. With Washington out of playoff contention, Robles should see some more starts as the season draws to a close.
Added 3:42 pm (EST)
C. Yelich - RF
Yelich (elbow) started in right field and went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, two RBI and a run scored Monday in the Brewers' 6-4 win over the Cardinals.
Yelich had a minor scare when he was pulled late in Sunday's win over the Pirates after being struck on the right elbow by a pitch, but it sounds like it only caused some minor soreness and bruising. His placement in the lineup a day later suggested the elbow issue wasn't a major concern, with his strong day at the plate offering further validation of his health. The two RBI boosted Yelich's season total to 98, matching the career-best mark he established with the Marlins in 2016.
Added 3:39 pm (EST)
H. Harvey - RP
Harvey is not dealing with any new elbow issues, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Harvey experienced elbow soreness while throwing in the instructional league last week, but a visit to team doctors Monday revealed no structural damage. The soreness is related to the same elbow tendinitis which has bothered him since late August. Harvey is battling that issue in addition to a dislocated shoulder which shut him down in early June.
Added 3:36 pm (EST)
C. Walker - 1B
Walker was diagnosed with a deep bruise near his nose after being struck by a pitch during his eighth-inning at-bat in Monday's 7-4 loss to the Dodgers, the Associated Press reports.
Walker drew the start at first base and hit cleanup with Paul Goldschmidt resting in the series opener, going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts before exiting after the hit by pitch. Manager Torey Lovullo relayed afterwards that Walker was sent in for a CT scan, which indicated the 27-year-old avoided any facial fractures. While it sounds like Walker avoided a major scare, it wouldn't be surprising if he was held out of action for the Diamondbacks' final five games of 2018 for precautionary purposes.
Added 3:34 pm (EST)
M. Duffy - 3B
Duffy is on the bench Tuesday against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Duffy has gone hitless in his last three contests. Joey Wendle will slide over to third base in his absence, with Brandon Lowe starting at second base.
Added 3:32 pm (EST)
T. Flowers - C
Flowers is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Mets.
Flowers and Kurt Suzuki have traded off starts over the past eight games, with Flowers going 3-for-14 with a homer and two RBI in four starts during that stretch. He'll give way to Suzuki behind the dish for Tuesday's series opener.
Added 3:29 pm (EST)
J. Bauers - 1B
Bauers is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Bauers is hitting just .172 in the month of September. Ji-Man Choi will start at first base in his place Tuesday, with C.J. Cron serving as the designated hitter.
Added 3:27 pm (EST)