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Established as second starter
Montgomery had a dominant, 12-strikeout performance Thursday and figures to be the Yankees' number two starter for the remainder of the regular season and a potential postseason run.
Likely done for season
Role upon return unclear
It's unclear whether Duran will have a spot on Boston's active roster once activated from the COVID-19 injured list.
Losing roster spot?
With Christian Arroyo and Jarren Duran returning from COVID-19 shortly, Iglesias could forfeit his spot on Boston's active roster despite his recent success.
Offseason trade candidate?
Playing final games with Cubs?
Offseason move possible
Otto has been tagged for 15 runs in his last two outings and could be sent down to Triple-A in a confidence-preserving move.
Playing time decrease coming
Profar figures to get sparse playing time once Jake Cronenworth (finger) returns from injury this weekend.
Will play across infield
Possible top playoff starter?
Mahle, who tossed six scoreless innings to earn the win Thursday against the Pirates, could emerge as the team's top starter if the Reds are able to make the playoffs.
Could start in playoffs
Lester has pitched well over his last five starts and could be making a case to earn a spot in a playoff rotation if the Cardinals make it into the field.
To move back to outfield?
Tatis may shift back to the outfield once Jake Cronenworth is able to return from the injured list to allow the latter to play shortstop.
Done pitching in 2021?
Snell, who was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a left adductor groin strain, may be done pitching this year with the Padres currently sitting out of a playoff spot.
Hot streak coming?
Gallo, who homered in Thursday's loss to the Orioles to give him long balls in three straight games, could be primed to break out of his slump and finish the regular season strong.
Could stick in rotation
Junk made his second MLB start Wednesday and could stick in the rotation with Shohei Ohtani, who's battling arm soreness, potentially done pitching this season.
Done pitching this season?
Ohtani, who won't make his scheduled start Friday due to left arm soreness, could be done pitching this season and may serve exclusively as the team's designated hitter.
Settling into setup role?
Lorenzen earned a hold in Thursday's win over the Pirates and appears to be clearly behind Mychal Givens in the team's bullpen pecking order.
Securing role as closer?
Givens pitched a clean ninth inning to earn the save Thursday against the Pirates and could be solidifying his standing as the team's closer.
Impressing at Double-A
Potential offseason trade candidate
May stick in Toronto
Negotiating with Jays
Focused on finishing season