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Jose Fernandez    P   Miami Marlins
Marlins manager Mike Redmond told MLB Network Radio that Fernandez will begin to play catch in the coming days.

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Corey Hart    1B   Seattle Mariners  (AAA)
Hart was designated for assignment Monday, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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With Seattle needing to clear room on the 40-man after activating Jesus Montero from the suspended list, Hart, a pending free agent, was designated for assignment. He'll be subject to waivers, and the move will allow him to begin negotiating with other teams before the end of the World Series, when other pending free agents are allowed to do so.
Jesus Montero    C   Seattle Mariners  (AAA)
Montero has been activated from the suspended list and added to the 40-man roster, the Tacoma News Tribune's Bob Dutton reports.

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis    OF   New York Mets
Nieuwenhuis (illness) is expected to remain in the hospital for the next few days, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

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Nieuwenhuis is dealing with an infection that kept him out of the final two games of the season. He continues to undergo tests, and it remains unclear when he'll be released from the hospital.
Josh Donaldson    3B   Oakland A's
Donaldson said his knee felt better Monday and he'll give it a full day of rest before testing it Tuesday, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

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He certainly won't miss the wild card game against the Royals because of the ailment, and he reported that his knee is feeling more stable than it was Sunday.
Trevor Plouffe    3B   Minnesota Twins
Plouffe had surgery Monday on his fractured left forearm and will be ready for spring training, Fox Sports North's Tyler Mason reports.

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He declared that he would not need surgery last week, but that was apparently not the case. Still, it's good to know that it shouldn't affect his availability next season.
Jon Niese    P   New York Mets
Niese (chest) is feeling fine and will not need to see a doctor for an examination, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

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It was earlier reported that he would need to visit a doctor after leaving Saturday's game with a rapid heartbeat, but he will instead head home to Ohio and begin his offseason.
Eric O'Flaherty    P   Oakland A's
O'Flaherty threw live batting practice Monday after missing eight days with a sore elbow, Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports.

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Craig Gentry    OF   Oakland A's
Gentry (concussion) took batting practice Monday, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.

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He has slowly progressed, and it looks like he could possibly be used as a defensive replacement in the wild card game or possibly take on an expanded role if the A's are able to advance.
Matt Shoemaker    P   Los Angeles Angels
Shoemaker (oblique) is on track to start Game 3 of the ALDS, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

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Josh Hamilton    OF   Los Angeles Angels
Hamilton (ribs) will be thrown batting practice over the next few days and the decision about whether or not to put him on the ALDS roster will hinge on how he looks, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

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Even if he were to make the postseason roster, there's a chance he wouldn't be used as an everyday player based on how much he has struggled. Collin Cowgill still figures to see a lot of the action in left field.
Matt Shoemaker    P   Los Angeles Angels
Shoemaker (oblique) played catch Monday and will throw a bullpen session Tuesday if he feels good, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.

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He continues to throw and it is looking more and more likely that he will be able to be used in some fashion during the postseason.
Ehire Adrianza    SS   San Francisco Giants
Adrianza (hamstring) will meet the Giants in Pittsburgh for the wild card game, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

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The team wants to see how he looks and will evaluate his health. It's not clear if he will be added to the playoff roster after being on the DL since July 25 with a right hamstring injury, but it appears to be a possibility.
Tim Lincecum    P   San Francisco Giants
Lincecum picked up his 12th win of the season Sunday, throwing two innings of shutout relief against the Padres.

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Cory Rasmus    P   Los Angeles Angels
Rasmus allowed two runs on three hits over three innings pitched in a loss to the Mariners in the final game of the season Sunday. He struck out three and walked one in the contest.

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Allen Craig    1B   Boston Red Sox
Craig does not need anymore testing on his foot, Maureen Mullen reports.

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Shane Victorino    OF   Boston Red Sox
Victorino (back) is progressing as expected.

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Victorino is on track to being fully recovered once spring training begins. The right fielder missed much of the 2014 season, seeing only 123 at-bats with two home runs and 12 RBI. With months of rehab ahead of him, he has some ways to go before becoming an effective everyday player once again.
Joey Gallo    1B   Texas Rangers  (AA)
Gallo has begun playing some outfield in the Fall Instructional League, ESPN's Calvin Watkins reports.

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Dustin Pedroia    2B   Boston Red Sox
Pedroia (wrist) should have a normal offseason heading into the 2015 season, Maureen Mullen of CSN New England reports.

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David Ortiz    DH   Boston Red Sox
Ortiz will receive treatment on his left wrist in the offseason but shouldn't require surgery, Sean McAdam of CSN New England reports.

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Ortiz's numbers saw a great decline in 2014 from previous seasons, dropping from a .309/.395/.564 batting line in 2013 to .263/.355/.517 this season, perhaps his first sign of aging. The 38-year-old has been a mainstay in the middle of the Red Sox's order since 2003. Ortiz is a free agent in the offseason, but may receive smaller offers in the offseason that the $15 million he made in 2014.
Mike Napoli    1B   Boston Red Sox
Napoli isn't expected to need surgery on either his toe or finger but he may receive aid for his sleep apnea, Sean McAdam of CSN New England reports.

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Napoli was shut down for the season Thursday due to lingering issues but it appears he will elect to rest and let them heal. The veteran is under contract through the 2015 season with the Red Sox, and will likely continue as the first baseman following a season where he failed to reach 20 home runs for the first time since 2007.