LEADING OFF: Ailing Players Heal Up, Yanks Back In Cleveland
AP -- American League playoff teams get only one day off to assess injuries and make roster decisions before the first round begins Tuesday. Minnesota has a couple of ailing hitters in third baseman Josh Donaldson and center fielder Byron Buxton. Both have missed two straight games. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said Buxton is improving and the team hopes he'll be ready for the postseason opener.
White Sox outfielder Eloy Jiménez sprained his right foot Thursday but was "improving exponentially," manager Rick Renteria said Sunday. Tampa Bay left-hander José Alvarado, first baseman Ji-Man Choi and infielder Yandy Díaz are set to participate in a simulated game Monday.