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Free-agent adds from wild-card contenders

The Astros remain in the mix for an AL wild card, and much is being asked of Yulieski Gurriel. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

A solid nine teams that aren't currently leading their respective divisions remain within reasonable striking distance of a wild-card spot, and several of these teams are playing a bit short-handed, with unheralded options being asked to step up, to say the least. Well, fantasy owners might be watching the same players!

So here are those nine teams, as I see it, and a player or two still available in more than half of ESPN's standard leagues I'd consider for fantasy aid down the stretch.