Fast Hits: Padres, M’s, Twins, White Sox
By Connor Byrne | September 28, 2020 at 10:06pm CDTIt’s attainable Dinelson Lamet or Mike Clevinger might begin Sport 1 of the Padres’ collection towards the Cardinals on Wednesday, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune stories. It’s incredible information for the Padres, who noticed Lamet go down with proper biceps tightness final Friday, whereas Clevinger suffered a sprained proper elbow final Wednesday. At the very least in Clevinger’s case, it initially didn’t appear he can be prepared for the beginning of the playoffs, nevertheless it now seems to be as if the Padres’ prime starters (together with Zach Davies) can be prepared once they start their first postseason collection since 2006.
The Mariners will enter the upcoming offseason with a deal with upgrading their bullpen, per normal supervisor Jerry Dipoto (by way of Greg Johns of MLB.com). Seattle would “like so as to add three or 4 guys down there that may stabilize that group and provides us some certainty as we transfer towards the top of a recreation,” acccording to Dipoto. The Mariners, who completed with a 27-33 file, saved their long-running playoff drought going this yr thanks partly to a weak reduction corps that completed final within the AL in ERA (5.92).
Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson (calf) and heart fielder Byron Buxton (concussion) had “a comparatively good day” Monday, in response to supervisor Rocco Baldelli (by way of Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press). Donaldson battled calf issues prior to now, however that didn’t cease the Twins from signing him to a four-year, $92MM contract within the offseason. Additional calf troubles have held Donaldson to 28 video games this yr, although, and he hasn’t performed since Sept. 25. Buxton, who additionally has a historical past of accidents, solely performed in 39 regular-season video games. Nevertheless, even with out full campaigns from both of these two, the Twins received 36 video games en path to a second straight AL Central title. They need to be even stronger if the 2 are prepared for playoff motion.
White Sox left fielder Eloy Jimenez expects to be obtainable for the staff’s Sport 1 playoff showdown in Oakland on Tuesday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com was amongst these to tweet. Jimenez hasn’t performed since Sept. 24 due to a mid-foot sprain, however when he was capable of take the sector, he was one among Chicago’s most dear hitters. As a .296/.332/.559 hitter in 226 plate appearances, the 23-year-old Jimenez helped the White Sox to their first playoff berth since 2008.
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