Red Sox first baseman Triston Casas is seeing a doctor about a shoulder injury is not expected to play again this year. Brynn Anderson/Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas — Boston Red Sox rookie first baseman Triston Casas isn’t expected to play again this season because of right shoulder inflammation.

Red Sox Manager Alex Cora said Monday that Casas was seeing a doctor, and they were looking at an MRI. But even before knowing those results, Cora said it was unlikely the first baseman would get back in the lineup.

Casas was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday. Boston, last in the AL East, had only 11 games remaining after the series opener at Texas on Monday night.

“To ramp up again … it doesn’t make any sense. That’s where we’re at,” Cora said. “For this season, it doesn’t make sense to get him back here.”

Casas hit .263 with 24 home runs and 65 RBI in 132 games. He ranked first among AL rookies in walks and second in homers. He batted .317 with 15 home runs in 54 games after the All-Star break.

MARLINS: Injured Miami ace right-hander Sandy Alcantara feels confident of returning this season after throwing his second bullpen session.


The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner has been sidelined since Sept. 6 because of a right forearm flexor strain. Alcantara felt discomfort while pitching against Washington on Sept. 3.

“Everything was great,” Alcantara said of his approximately 20-pitch session before a series opener against the New York Mets. “I used all my pitches like I would in a game.”

The 28-year-old Alcantara has been one of the most durable starting pitchers in the major leagues the last four years. He led the majors in innings and complete games last season while becoming Miami’s first Cy Young winner.

ROYALS: Kansas City placed All-Star catcher Salvador Perez on the seven-day concussion list, two days after he left a game against the Astros with what the club initially called a “non-concussive head impact.”

The Royals made the move before opening a three-game series against the Guardians. They selected the contract of Tyler Cropley from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move and transferred fellow catcher Freddy Fermin to the 60-day injured list.

GUARDIANS: Cleveland rookie Tanner Bibee was placed on the injured list with hip inflammation, ending a season in which he established himself as a frontline starter while leading a staff decimated by injuries.


Bibee was forced to leave his start on Saturday night against Texas after 5 1/3 innings with what the team called tightness in his hip. He finished 10-4 with a 2.98 ERA in 25 starts, striking out 141 in 142 innings.

BREWERS: Republican legislators announced a bill that would devote more than $614 million in public funding to repair and renovate the Milwaukee Brewers’ stadium – far more than taxpayers spent to build it more than two decades ago.

Under the proposal, the state would give the team $60.8 million next fiscal year and up to $20 million each year after that through 2045-46. The city of Milwaukee would contribute a total of $202 million and Milwaukee County would kick in $135 million by 2050.

The team would contribute about $100 million and extend its lease at American Family Field through 2050, keeping Major League Baseball in its smallest market for another 27 years.

PADRES: Owner Peter Seidler underwent an unspecified medical procedure last month and “am now on the road to recovery,” he said in a statement posted Monday morning on the team’s account on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Seidler is a two-time cancer survivor. The team said it wasn’t able to provide further details at the family’s request.


RAYS: The team and the city of St. Petersburg announced a news conference for Tuesday expected to include finalized details about a new downtown ballpark.

The playoff-bound franchise has fielded competitive teams over the past several years but struggled to draw fans to Tropicana Field, widely-regarded as one of the most outmoded facilities in Major League Baseball.

The plans for a potential new stadium have been in the works for several months.

The Rays, who have played in the Trop since they first took the field in 1998 , are averaging 17,778 per game this season, 27th among the 30 big league teams. The Rays usually have among the lowest payrolls in the sport.

REDS: Cincinnati placed Harrison Bader on the 10-day injured list and designated fellow outfielder Hunter Renfroe for assignment.



PHILLIES 7, BRAVES 1: Kyle Schwarber hit a 483-foot, two-run homer, the Phillies went deep four other times to back Zack Wheeler in a win in Atlanta.

Schwarber’s 45th long homer of the season gave the Phillies a six-run lead in the sixth, a drive that cleared the top of the Chop House restaurant in right field at Truist Park. It was the second-farthest ball hit at the home of the Braves and the second-longest homer by Schwarber in his career, 5 feet shy of the ball he hit off Yu Darvish in the NL Championship Series at San Diego last year.

Philadelphia opened a 3 1/2-game lead over Arizona for the top NL wild card.

REDS 7, TWINS 3: Rookie Connor Phillips pitched three-hit ball over seven innings for his first major league win, Will Benson drove in three runs and Cincinnati won at home in a game with postseason implications for both teams.

Cincinnati (79-73) won for the fifth time in seven games and trails Chicago (78-72) by .0003 for the NL’s final wild-card berth, both a half-game behind Arizona (79-72). Miami (78-73) dropped a half-game behind the Reds with a 2-1 loss to the New York Mets.

Minnesota (79-72), nearing its third division title in five years, maintained a seven-game lead over second-place Cleveland in the AL Central with 11 games left.


METS 2, MARLINS 1: Jeff McNeil hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the ninth inning and visiting New York knocked Miami out of playoff position with a victory.

Mark Vientos had an RBI single and José Butto pitched six stingy innings to help the fourth-place Mets play spoiler again with their second consecutive win over a postseason contender. New York also beat the Cincinnati Reds at home on Sunday.

Miami fell a half-game behind the idle Chicago Cubs for the third and final National League wild card. Cincinnati is also a half-game in front of the Marlins after defeating Minnesota on Monday night.

CARDINALS 1, BREWERS 0: Adam Wainwright earned his 200th win, pitching seven innings of four-hit ball in a vintage performance as St. Louis won at home.

It was the longest outing this season for the 42-year-old Wainwright (5-11), who struck out three and walked two. He has won consecutive starts — both against first-place teams – after going 0-10 with a 10.72 ERA over his previous 11 games between June 24 and Sept. 7.

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