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As we head into the final weeks of the fantasy baseball season we must continue to work the waiver wire as rosters expand after September 1. Many of the prospects that will get promoted have already seen some big league action.However http://www.angelsfanproshop.com/authentic-yunel-escobar-jersey , it’s still important to monitor their progress and determine if they can help improve your team. There’s still plenty of talent on league waiver wires. We’ll identify players who can steal bases, and we’ll also introduce you to a closer who’s owned in less than 25 percent of fantasy leagues.PLAYERS TO PICK UPLUIS URIAS, 2B/SS, San Diego Padres (23 percent owned in CBSSports.com leagues) – Urias will be batting close to the top of the Padres lineup as their starting second baseman for the rest of the season. Urias can hit for average, as his .306 career minor league batting average suggests, and he could also potentially help you in the stolen base category.AMED ROSARIO, SS, New York Mets (45 percent) – Rosario is another infielder who can provide a boost in batting average and stolen bases. He got off to a slow start but is batting .329 with five stolen bases in his last 19 games.ROMAN QUINN, OF, Philadelphia Phillies (6 percent) – Quinn has stolen at least 30 bases in five different minor league seasons and he’s been a fixture in the Phillies lineup for the past few weeks. He’s batting .369 and has a .388 OBP in 27 games for the Phillies this season.TREVOR HILDENBERGER RP Martin Maldonado Jersey , Minnesota Twins (22 percent) – It isn’t often that fantasy baseball players can find a closer on the waiver wire this late in the season, but since Aug. 11, Hildenberger has notched a win and converted all five of his save opportunities.TWO-START PITCHERS TO STREAMMATT HARVEY, SP, Cincinnati Reds (50 percent) – Harvey has a 3.18 ERA and has struck out 24 batters over his last 23 IP. He has favorable matchups against the Pirates and Padres next week.JOEY LUCCHESI, SP, San Diego Padres (53 percent) – Lucchesi’s ERA is actually better when he pitches on the road (2.89 on the road vs. 3.97 home ERA). He’s a strikeout pitcher who has road matchups next week against the Diamondbacks and Reds.JAKOB JUNIS, SP, Kansas City Royals (40 percent) – Junis has a 2.32 ERA in his last five starts, striking out 33 batters in 31 innings while walking just five. He takes on the Indians and later has a winnable start against the Twins next week.HITTERS TO STREAMCOLIN MORAN 1B/3B http://www.angelsfanproshop.com/authentic-j.-c.-ramirez-jersey , Pittsburgh Pirates (17 percent) – Moran has been getting consistent at bats and he’s made them count. He’s batting .333 over the past two weeks. He takes on the Braves to start the weekend but finishes next week with a juicy matchup against the Reds, against whom he’s batted .317 with three home runs on the season.MIKIE MAHTOOK, OF, Detroit Tigers (1 percent) – Baseball fans sometimes forget that Mahtook was a first round pick in baseball’s 2011 amateur draft. He’s got skills and is batting .360 over his last seven games. He ends next week with a three-game set against a soft White Sox pitching staff.JOEY WENDLE 2B/OF, Tampa Bay Rays (28 percent) – Wendle is batting .333 with five stolen bases over the past month. He ends the week against the Blue Jays, who have a league worst 7.59 ERA over the past week. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenley Jansen is back, and just in time to help the Los Angeles Dodgers chase a sixth straight NL West title in September. The All-Star closer worked the ninth for his 33rd save, and the Dodgers edged the division-leading Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Friday night.Los Angeles moved within a game of Arizona, while Colorado dropped 1 1/2 games back after a 7-0 loss in San Diego.“Every game counts,” Jansen said. “That’s motivation. That’s what fuels me.”Jansen had been shaky since coming off the disabled list Darin Erstad Jersey , allowing seven earned runs in four innings over four appearances. He was sidelined by an irregular heartbeat.Helped by pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, he worked out some mechanical issues during a bullpen session in Texas earlier this week. He also watched video of himself from the last two years.“I feel great,” Jansen said. “Just got to figure it out.”Paul Goldschmidt doubled with one out, but Jansen struck out hot-hitting David Peralta and retired Eduardo Escobar on a grounder to shortstop.“That was huge,” teammate Justin Turner said of Jansen. “He looked pretty electric.”Turner homered on Zack Greinke’s first pitch of the eighth inning for the go-ahead run in his fourth at-bat against his former teammate.“Got a slider he left up, one of the few he left up all night,” Turner said. Enrique Hernandez tied it at 2 with a pinch-hit, two-strike, opposite-field homer off Greinke with two out in the seventh.Dylan Floro (5-3) got the win with one strikeout in one inning of relief.Greinke (13-9) gave up six hits in 7 1/3 innings. He struck out five and walked one.“I’ve been feeling good for the past month at least, maybe longer late in games http://www.angelsfanproshop.com/authentic-justin-upton-jersey , to where I’ve felt like I could pitch a whole other game,” Greinke said. “Today was one of those. I felt really good.” Goldschmidt slugged a two-run shot, his team-leading 31st of the season, in the first. Goldschmidt has reached base in 43 straight road games, extending his club record. Joc Pederson’s RBI single in the third left the Dodgers trailing 2-1.The D-backs had the potential go-ahead run on third base in the eighth. Ketel Marte reached on an error by Floro, got sacrificed to second by Greinke and took third on Floro’s wild pitch. But Steven Souza Jr. grounded out to Floro to end the inning.TRAINER’S ROOMDiamondbacks: RHP Shelby Miller (right elbow tightness) played long toss with a plan to increase his workload next week. … OF Jarrod Dyson (right groin strain) was set to have three at-bats in a game with Triple-A Reno on Friday night.Dodgers: RHP John Axford (right fibula fracture) is off crutches and playing catch in Arizona, but has yet to throw a bullpen or face hitters. … RHP Ross Stripling (low back inflammation) threw a bullpen and came out of it well. The team has yet to decide on a plan for him.FREESE IN LAIn the ninth, the Dodgers announced they had acquired third baseman David Freese from the Pirates in exchange for minor league infielder Jesus Manuel Valdez.“Definitely happy to have him,” Turner said. “He’s a professional hitter. I love watching him take his at-bats.”Manager Dave Roberts said Freese would be used off the bench against left-handed pitching.HOT AUGUST NIGHTSTurner went 2 for 3 and got hit by a pitch. He finished August hitting .402 with 22 runs, 11 doubles Shohei Ohtani Jersey , one triple, six homers and 20 RBIs in 25 games.GOLDY VS LAGoldschmidt’s homer was the 31st of his career against the Dodgers, most among active players vs. Los Angeles. He finished 2 for 4 with a double.UP NEXTPatrick Corbin (10-5, 3.15 ERA) starts for the Diamondbacks against fellow lefty Clayton Kershaw (6-3, 2.39 ERA). Corbin is 1-0 with a 0.98 ERA in three starts against the Dodgers this season. Since the All-Star break, Kershaw is 3-1 with a 1.85 ERA, 46 strikeouts and three walks.