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Chris Coghlan left Wednesday's game with an apparent left leg injury, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Impact

He attempted to track down a ball off the bat of Pittsburgh's Sean Rodriguez but crashed into the outfield wall and appeared to hurt his leg. While Coghlan was forced to leave the game, he walked off the field under his own power without a pronounced limp. Albert Almora replaced Coghlan in left field.

Shin-Soo Choo (forearm) will rejoin the Rangers on Thursday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Impact

With two hits (including a homer) in five at-bats during an instructional league game Wednesday, Choo was able to convince the Rangers' brass that he can contribute in some capacity over the final days of the regular season. It's uncertain, however, how much he'll play during the team's final series. Choo has been limited to just 45 games so far this year due to calf, hamstring, back and forearm injuries.

Garrett Richards (elbow) threw a simulated inning Wednesday, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Impact

The right-hander cleared an important hurdle with his first live session in more than four months, and he'll now head off to pitch in the instructional league. Richards has scrapped his changeup from his repertoire, leaving him with a fastball-slider-curveball combination. He said earlier this month that he has "no doubt" he will avoid Tommy John surgery and pitch in 2017.

Manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday that Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) is questionable to play this weekend, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Impact

It was reported Tuesday that Nunez would only be out two-to-three days with the hamstring issue but it now sounds like there's a chance he doesn't return to action this week. If this is it for Nunez, his regular-season campaign will end on a bit of a sour note but he's still had a career year between Minnesota and San Francisco, batting .288 with 16 homers, 40 steals, 73 runs scored and 67 RBI.

Lucas Duda was a last-minute scratch from Wednesday's lineup, Newsday's Marc Carig reports.

Impact

The Mets didn't release an updated lineup but Duda was absent to begin the game, replaced by James Loney at first base. Apparently Duda "felt some soreness" during pregame activity but the report did not specify where he felt the discomfort. Duda just returned from a lengthy absence due to a back injury on Sept. 18.

Jabari Blash (finger) has been shut down, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

Impact

The slugger recently began playing in the instructional league but apparently the finger has not responded well to game activity. However, there is some hope that Blash could return to Arizona before long and ramp up in time to play winter ball. Blash could stand to work on his approach and pitch recognition, as evidenced by his 34 strikeouts in 71 at-bats with the Padres this season.

Drew Smyly will not start Sunday against the Rangers.

Impact

Chase Whitley will get the nod instead in the season finale. That means Smyly is presumably done for the year, unless the team decides to throw him out there for his first relief appearance of the season this weekend. The 27-year-old Smyly has labored through his most recent outings, having exceeded his innings total from 2015 by more than 100 frames.

Renato Nunez (back) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels.

Impact

Though he's listed as available off the bench for Wednesday's contest, Nunez will not get the start and it's unclear if he'll even get into the game. He was held out of Tuesday's lineup with a stiff back and it appears that the ailment is still bothering him. Stephen Vogt will DH in Nunez's place Wednesday.

Yunel Escobar (shoulder) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game.

Impact

Kaleb Cowart will start at third base Wednesday with Escobar still dealing with a shoulder injury. Escobar left Tuesday's contest with soreness in his throwing (right) shoulder and it's unclear when he'll get back on the field this season. Cowart figures to get most of the starts at third base should Escobar miss additional time.

Chase Whitley will start Sunday's season finale against the Rangers.

Impact

The right-hander has fared well since his early-September promotion (two earned runs, 11 strikeouts in 10.1 innings) and will be rewarded with his first start of the season. Whitley threw a season-high 62 pitches in his most recent outing Tuesday and may be capped around 80-85 pitches or so Sunday.

Nick Hundley is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Giants.

Impact

The Rockies are using most of their left-handed options Wednesday against San Francisco righty Jeff Samardzija. With that, Tony Wolters will draw in behind the plate while Hundley gets the night off.

Albert Pujols (foot) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the A's, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Impact

Pujols has been hampered by a sore foot and will miss a second straight start, affording Mike Trout another day as the DH. Manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday that he wasn't sure if Pujols will play again in 2016, as the injury has "gotten to a point now where we don't want to put him at risk." The Angels are off Thursday.

Justin Turner is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres.

Impact

Turner will take a rare seat against a right-handed pitcher Wednesday with the Dodgers facing Luis Perdomo. He's hitting .306 with a .925 OPS against righties on the year, but with the postseason approaching, manager Dave Roberts opted to give him a day off for the first time in over two weeks. Howie Kendrick will take over at third base Wednesday.

DJ LeMahieu is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Giants.

Impact

The Rockies are going with a decidedly left-handed lineup against San Francisco's Jeff Samardzija on Wednesday, plugging Daniel Descalso in at second base in place of LeMahieu. Samardzija has given up 41 XBH to left-handed batters this season, including 12 home runs. LeMahieiu figures to draw back in Thursday against Johnny Cueto.

Gregory Polanco is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Cubs due to a stiff neck, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Impact

Initially thought to be a day off, Polanco is actually out Wednesday due to some neck stiffness that'll cause manager Clint Hurdle to plug Josh Bell into right field. Polanco and the Pirates are banged up heading into the final days of the 2016 season, with the likes of Neftali Feliz (arm) and Francisco Cervelli (hand) potentially done for the year. That said, Polanco has yet to be officially ruled out for Thursday's contest against the Cubs.

Joe Musgrove may not make another start this season, the Houston Chronicle's Jake Kaplan reports.

Impact

According to Kaplan, Brad Peacock and Collin McHugh are expected to start Friday and Saturday, respectively, with Sunday's starter yet to be announced. Musgrove would have lined up to start Saturday, and while he could still start Sunday, the fact that McHugh is starting Saturday suggests that Astros may be opting to shut Musgrove down. It would be hard to fault them, as Musgrove sits at 147.1 innings on the season, across Double-A, Triple-A and the majors, after throwing just 100.2 innings in 2015.

Neftali Feliz (arm) may not pitch again this season, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Impact

Feliz hasn't thrown off a mound since a 36-pitch bullpen session in mid-September. With only a handful of games remaining on the schedule, the Pirates are mulling over simply shutting him down rather than pushing him back on the mound before he's ready. Antonio Bastardo figures to serve as the setup man for the Pirates the rest of the way.

Bud Norris was released by the Dodgers on Wednesday, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

Impact

Norris did not provide the Dodgers with anywhere near the quality innings he logged for the Braves earlier this season. He posted a 6.54 ERA in 42.2 innings for the Dodgers, and it soon became clear that he was perhaps a worse option than some of the team's inexperienced rookie starters, which led to him being designated for assignment earlier this month. Norris will look to catch on with another team, likely as a non-roster invitee to spring training.

Francisco Cervelli (hand) may be shut down for the remainder of the season, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Impact

The veteran catcher has been battling a left hand injury, which led manager Clint Hurdle to say Wednesday that the club intends to "back off" Cervelli for the rest of the season. The Pirates are carrying Eric Fryer and Jacob Stallings on the active roster right now, so it seems that those two will assume the catching duties for the remaining few games with Cervelli ailing.

Jorge Soler (side) is expected to join the team for the weekend series in Cincinnati, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

Impact

He has missed the last three games after a side injury flared up over the weekend, but an MRI came back clean and he'll be with the club for the final series of the regular season. It's unclear when he will get back in the lineup, but the Cubs would undoubtedly like to have his bat available against lefties in the postseason, and if possible they would probably like to get him some at-bats before the end of the regular season to get him back in the zone.