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Stephen Strasburg
To start Game 2
PWashington Nationals
October 21, 2019
Strasburg was confirmed as the starter for Game 2 of the World Series against the Astros on Wednesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
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Max Scherzer
Confirmed as Game 1 starter
PWashington Nationals
October 21, 2019
Scherzer will start Game 1 of the World Series against the Astros on Tuesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
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Josh A. Smith
Refuses assignment
PFree Agent  
October 21, 2019
Smith refused an assignment to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday and elected free agency, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
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Gorkys Hernandez
Becomes free agent
OFFree Agent  
October 21, 2019
Hernandez elected free agency Monday rather than accept an outright assignment to Triple-A Pawtucket, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
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Chris Owings
Elects free agency
2BFree Agent  
October 21, 2019
Owings elected free agency Monday rather than accepting an assignment to Triple-A Pawtucket, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
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Zack Greinke
Named Game 3 starter
PHouston Astros
October 21, 2019
Greinke will start Game 3 of the World Series in Washington on Friday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Justin Verlander
Starting Game 2
PHouston Astros
October 21, 2019
Verlander will start the second game of the World Series against the Nationals on Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Gerrit Cole
Confirmed as Game 1 starter
PHouston Astros
October 21, 2019
Cole will start Game 1 of the World Series against the Nationals on Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Yordan Alvarez
Won't be dropped from lineup
DHHouston Astros
October 21, 2019
Alvarez will bat seventh as the designated hitter for Game 1 of the World Series against the Nationals on Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Ryan Pressly
Expected to make roster
PHouston Astros
Knee
October 21, 2019
Pressly (knee) is expected to be on the Astros' roster for the World Series, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
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Carlos Martinez
Undergoes shoulder surgery
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Shoulder
October 20, 2019
Martinez underwent a cleanup procedure on his right shoulder Saturday, freelance writer Joe Schwarz reports.
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Ryan Pressly
Downplays knee issue
PHouston Astros
Knee
October 19, 2019
Pressly (knee) said he'll be ready to pitch in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday against the Nationals, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Julio Rodriguez
Shut down for Arizona Fall League
OFSeattle Mariners  A+
Back
October 19, 2019
Rodriguez has a lower-back strain and will sit out the final week of the Arizona Fall League, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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Ryan Pressly
Leaves with knee discomfort
PHouston Astros
October 19, 2019
Pressly was removed from Game 6 of the ALCS against the Yankees on Saturday due to right knee discomfort, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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Julian Fernandez
Returns to Rockies
PColorado Rockies
Elbow
October 19, 2019
Fernandez (elbow) was returned to the Rockies on Saturday.
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Luis Severino
Available for Game 6
PNew York Yankees
October 19, 2019
Severino is available in the bullpen for Game 6 of the ALCS against the Astros on Saturday, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.
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Chad Green
Serving as opener
PNew York Yankees
October 19, 2019
Green will open a bullpen game for the Yankees in Game 6 of the ALCS against the Astros on Saturday.
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Giancarlo Stanton
Back on bench
OFNew York Yankees
October 19, 2019
Stanton is not in the lineup for Game 6 of the ALCS against the Astros on Saturday.
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Robinson Chirinos
Not in Game 6 lineup
CHouston Astros
October 19, 2019
Chirinos is not in the lineup for Game 6 of the ALCS against the Yankees on Saturday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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Brad Peacock
Opening Game 6
PHouston Astros
October 19, 2019
Peacock will open Game 6 of the ALCS against the Yankees on Saturday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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Matt Shoemaker
Throwing bullpens
PToronto Blue Jays
Knee
October 19, 2019
Shoemaker (knee) has resumed throwing bullpen sessions, the pitcher reported on his own Twitter account.
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Steven Wright
Needs Tommy John surgery
PFree Agent  
Elbow
October 19, 2019
Wright will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, Andersen Pickard of MLBDailyDish.com reports.
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Jose Urquidy
Expected to open Game 6
PHouston Astros
October 18, 2019
Urquidy is in line to open Game 6 of the ALCS against the Yankees on Saturday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
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Gerrit Cole
Pitching in Game 7 if necessary
PHouston Astros
October 18, 2019
Cole is set to start Game 7 against the Yankees on Sunday if the series extends, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
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Luis Severino
To pitch in Game 7 if needed
PNew York Yankees
October 18, 2019
Severino will pitch Game 7 of the ALCS against the Astros on Sunday should the series extend past Saturday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
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