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Clear No. 1 closer for playoffs?
Hendriks has dominated save opportunities for the White Sox lately and looks like the clear top closer option ahead of Craig Kimbrel heading into the playoffs.
Getting right for playoffs?
Keuchel allowed just two earned runs across five innings to grab the win Monday against the Tigers, and the lefty could be righting the ship in time to grab a postseason rotation spot.
To stick in rotation?
Woodford has pitched well as a starter for the Cardinals and may hold onto his role in the rotation, with the recently reinstated Dakota Hudson and Jack Flaherty pitching out of the bullpen.
Sticking in relief role?
Flaherty recorded just one out in his return from the injured list Friday and may stick in a long relief role due to the Cardinals having a handful of other rotation options.
To stick in relief role?
With the Cardinals playing well lately, they may opt to keep Hudson in a long relief role after recently activating the pitcher following his recovery from Tommy John surgery.
To skip Triple-A?
Ready for majors next Opening Day?
MLB debut coming early next season?
Ready for majors to start 2022?
Moving on from Baltimore?
Debuting early next season?
Locked into 2022 rotation?
Rogers has been excellent in his four starts with Washington and figures to be part of the starting rotation next season.
Postseason roster spot in doubt?
Goodwin will likely miss the rest of the regular season with back spasms, and he could be left off the ALDS roster even if healthy.
Postseason role unclear
Ynoa has struggled in recent starts and could find himself in the bullpen if the Braves hold on to win the National League East.
Rays' postseason ace?
McClanahan has been extremely dependable lately and will likely be Tampa Bay's Game 1 starter in the ALDS.
Heading to fall league
Returning for postseason?
McGee has played catch up to 90 feet and appears on track to return from his oblique injury by the end of the regular season.
Loses starting 2B job?
Castro hasn't been the starting second baseman for three consecutive games, suggesting he may have lost the starting job there.
In prominent set-up role?
Severino has thrown four scoreless innings since returning from the injured list and appears to be one of manager Aaron Boone's more trusted options out of the bullpen.
Season likely over
Leading candidate for saves
Sulser seems likely to be Baltimore's primary closer over the rest of the season with Tyler Wells landing on the 10-day injured list with a shoulder injury Saturday.
Looking for 100th save
Could factor into October bullpen
Baez began a minor-league rehab assignment Thursday and could play a substantial role in Houston's postseason bullpen once he returns from his shoulder injury.
Lined up for WC game
Manager Alex Cora has lined up Boston's rotation to have Eovaldi well-rested for the AL Wild Card Game on October 5.
Building free-agent appeal
Cobb has impressed in his two starts off the IL and could draw considerable interest on the open market this offseason.