MLB Injuries

Updated Pos Name Rating Team Status Body Part Injury Details
8:40 am UTC, 5/25 SP Carlos Rodon
75.0
CHW 60 Day Disabled List Shoulder Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon left his rehab start at AAA Charlotte on Thursday after being struck in the head with a line drive. According to the Chicago Sun-Times Daryl Van Schouwen, Rodon managed to avoid injury from the line drive. It's a shame Rodon got tagged, as he was cruising before he had to exit the game. He pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings, struck out six, walked none, and allowed just one hit. As long as Rodon makes it through this beaning without a concussion, he should be back in the White Sox starting rotation in the next week or two. He's a good speculative waiver-wire add in basically any format, especially if your team is hurting for starting pitching at this point.
6:45 am UTC, 5/25 C Wilson Ramos
77.0
TB Tampa Bay Rays catcher Wilson Ramos (left hand) returned successfully to the lineup Thursday versus the Red Sox. He took a shot to his hand Tuesday but returned Thursday to the lineup. Ramos would go 3-for-4 while driving in two runs in the game. He now has six home runs and 24 RBI to go with a very fantasy friendly .301 batting average. His 2015 season was a success as he hit 22 HRs with 80 runs batted in and a .307 batting average over 131 games played. He has never been a major source of runs scored, but if he can stay healthy, he has the upside of a starter in most fantasy leagues. If you have the bench space, the smart play is to pair Ramos with a steady catcher.
6:33 am UTC, 5/25 RF Carlos Gomez
72.0
TB 10 Day Disabled List Groin Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Carlos Gomez (groin strain) is close to returning this weekend. He will play an extended spring game Friday and if all goes well, he could return to the team either Saturday or Sunday. He passed an important test Wednesday when he did some baserunning and said it went well. The baserunning test is so notable because his injury was to his groin. Gomez was a superstar back in 2013 and 2014. In those two seasons, he combined for 47 home runs and 74 steals with a .284 average in both seasons. He has since struggled and has not played more than 118 games in any of the past three seasons while playing for three teams. Gomez still has some upside to become relevant, as he was on pace for 20 home runs and 12 steals before the injury, but he needs to raise his .200 batting average. Also, you will need to keep an eye on how he runs when he comes back since steals are part of his appeal.
4:43 am UTC, 5/25 LF Ryan Braun
88.0
MIL Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun went 1-for-4 in the 5-0 loss to the New York Mets. The fact that Braun going 1-for-4 ups his batting average shows how lackluster his season has been so far. In 130 at-bats this year, he's now batting .223 with a .676 OPS and is batting at a .135 rate in May. It looks like age and injuries are starting to catch up with Braun now and his career could start to head downhill. The Brewers outfield is already crowded containing Christian Yelich, Lorenzo Cain, and Domingo Santana and they're all going to need up to 500 at-bats each. Add in Jesus Aguilar swinging a hot bat and Eric Thames needing first base at-bats when he returns from injury, it could result in a major decrease in playing time and could also result in a demotion from his usual three-hole hitting spot. He should still be owned in all formats, however, if he continues to struggle through June, he won't hold much shallow league value. In all formats though, he should be on the bench until he can string some good starts together.
4:36 am UTC, 5/25 SP Zach Davies
70.0
MIL Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Zach Davies went four innings, giving up six hits, four runs, and two walks while striking out two in the 5-0 loss to the New York Mets. Davies returned from a shoulder injury in this start that has kept him out since May 3 and had trouble limiting the baserunners. Him pitching four innings was only because he had trouble getting batters out, rather than an inning or pitch number limit from returning on an injury as he threw 81 pitches. Despite this start, Davies still holds promise and will look to bounce back in his next projected start against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 29. Now on the year, he owns a 2-4 record, 4.74 ERA, and 27 strikeouts in 38 innings pitched. He should only be owned in deep formats and makes for a potential streaming candidate in shallower leagues when in favorable circumstances.
4:06 am UTC, 5/25 CF Starling Marte
87.0
PIT 10 Day Disabled List Oblique Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte (oblique) has resumed baseball activities less than one week after being placed on the 10-day disabled list. The 29-year-old strained his right oblique while swinging the bat on May 15 and has been held out of action since. His absence shouldn't last much longer, however. Marte is eligible to return on Saturday and has been swinging the bat, throwing, and running the bases this week. Austin Meadows, who has impressed in his short stint as the Pirates' starting center fielder, will likely be the odd man out when Marte returns.
10:26 pm UTC, 5/24 LF Ryan Braun
88.0
MIL Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun (back) has been activated from the 10-day disabled list and plugged into Thursday's starting lineup. Braun was out the minimum 10 days with middle back tightness. He should be owned in most leagues despite his early struggles this season.
10:22 pm UTC, 5/24 SP Matt Moore
62.0
TEX 10 Day Disabled List Knee Texas Rangers starting pitcher Matt Moore (knee) threw 70 pitches during Thursday's live batting practice. He landed on the disabled list last week due to right knee soreness. There is a chance that Moore returns to the starting rotation as early as Tuesday. The Rangers are going to wait and see how he responds before making a decision. Moore has almost an 8 ERA this season, so he needs to be on the waiver wire.
10:18 pm UTC, 5/24 SP Nathan Eovaldi
80.0
TB 60 Day Disabled List Elbow Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) will make his season debut against the Oakland Athletics on Monday or Tuesday. He was crushed for eight earned runs during his latest rehab outing on Wednesday. However, it appears Eovaldi is finally healthy after having Tommy John surgery. He could become a bright spot in the Rays rotation, but most fantasy owners may want to stay away at first.
10:10 pm UTC, 5/24 CF Charlie Tilson
67.0
CHW Chicago White Sox outfielder Charlie Tilson has been recalled from Triple-A on Thursday. He's batting .248/.288/.298 through 173 plate appearances in the minors this season. Tilson has been out for nearly two years, but is back with the White Sox after Leury Garcia (hamstring) landed on the disabled list. There is a chance that Tilson starts for the South Siders, but he is not going to be much of a fantasy option in most leagues.
10:00 pm UTC, 5/24 2B Dustin Pedroia
84.0
BOS 10 Day Disabled List Knee Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (knee) will be activated from the disabled list on Friday. The veteran is back after missing the first 60 games of the season due to offseason knee surgery. The Red Sox may ease Pedroia back into action, but it should not take him long to regain his role as the everyday second baseman. He did not hit well during his rehab assignment, but is worth a look in most deeper leagues.
9:55 pm UTC, 5/24 RP Darren O'Day
83.0
BAL 10 Day Disabled List Elbow Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Darren O'Day (elbow) is likely getting a cortisone injection in his right elbow, according to manager Buck Showalter. He was supposed to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday, but O'Day did not feeling healthy enough to do so. The Orioles will likely need to wait a few days after the injection to see how O'Day responds. It's doubtful O'Day returns before the end of May. Most fantasy owners can go ahead and drop O'Day for another pitcher.
9:50 pm UTC, 5/24 RF Josh Reddick
84.0
HOU 10 Day Disabled List Leg Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick (leg) is only expected to miss the minimum amount of time on the disabled list, according to manager A.J. Hinch. He is eligible to come off the disabled list on June 1. The Astros were hopeful Reddick could recover without a DL stint, but that was obviously not the case. It sounds like Reddick will be ready soon, but that depends on his health on June 1.
9:44 pm UTC, 5/24 RP Liam Hendriks
85.0
OAK 10 Day Disabled List Hip Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Liam Hendriks (hip) is reportedly starting a rehab assignment on Thursday. He had surgery a few weeks ago to remove a cyst from his hip. It's unclear how long he's going to be out for at the moment. Hendriks has pitched just three innings this season. He should not be owned in any fantasy leagues right now. He could be helpful later in the season for fantasy owners that need bullpen help.
9:39 pm UTC, 5/24 RP Ryan Buchter
70.0
OAK 10 Day Disabled List Shoulder Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Ryan Buchter (shoulder) has reportedly begun throwing from 75 feet. He has been out since late April due to a shoulder strain. Buchter is playing long toss, so that's a good sign towards his recovery. There is a chance that Buchter begins bullpen sessions as early as next week. He does not need to be owned right now, but when healthy he could help out some fantasy teams that need bullpen.
9:35 pm UTC, 5/24 RF Carlos Gomez
72.0
TB 10 Day Disabled List Groin Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Carlos Gomez (groin) is hopeful he'll be activated from the disabled list when he's eligible on May 26. He suffered a right groin injury on Tuesday, but it sounds like he's almost ready to return. Gomez has resume activities and is easing himself back into action. He's struggled this season and is only worth a look in deeper leagues.
8:26 pm UTC, 5/24 SP Luis Ortiz
71.0
MIL Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher and #2 prospect Luiz Ortiz (hamstring) has been activated off the 10-day disabled list and will start for Double-A Biloxi Shuckers on Thursday. In 21 1/3 innings pitched this year, Ortiz is pitching for a 2.11 ERA with 22 strikeouts on the year. While Ortiz holds no value in re-draft formats, he holds value in dynasty formats as the Brewers' top pitching prospect.
8:07 pm UTC, 5/24 LF Mac Williamson
74.0
SF 10 Day Disabled List Concussion San Francisco Giants outfielder Mac Williamson (concussion) will be activated Friday. Williamson has 11 home runs in 21 games for Triple-A Sacramento and hit three in five games for the Giants before being placed on the disabled list. Williamson should be owned in all leagues for his power.
8:00 pm UTC, 5/24 C Wilson Ramos
77.0
TB Tampa Bay Rays catcher Wilson Ramos (bruised hand) is back in the starting lineup Thursday. Ramos was injured Tuesday but was apparently available as a pinch hitter Wednesday. The catcher is having a solid second season in Tampa Bay after an injury hit debut season. In 148 plate appearances, Ramos has six home runs, 22 RBI and a .288 batting average. He has shown he can be a successful hitter with 22 HRs and a .307 batting average for the Nationals in 2016. Ramos is more than capable of producing that performance again in 2018 and is a valuable fantasy asset at the catcher position.
7:50 pm UTC, 5/24 SP Carlos Rodon
75.0
CHW 60 Day Disabled List Shoulder Chicago White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon (shoulder) will make his second rehab start on Thursday for Triple-A Charlotte. In Rodon's first rehab start for Low-A Kannopolis, Rodon went five innings giving up one run and striking out six batters. Rodon has been progressing at every step of his rehab and could return in June.
6:40 pm UTC, 5/24 SP Clayton Kershaw
97.0
LAD 10 Day Disabled List Bicep Los Angeles Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw (biceps) threw an extended bullpen session of 54 pitches on Wednesday, a great sign of how pain-free he is. He'll next throw a simulated game before likely returning to the rotation next week. Kershaw is recovering from biceps tendinitis but has thrown multiple bullpens in just the last week. You'll obviously want to return him to all starting lineups when he returns from the disabled list.
6:31 pm UTC, 5/24 SP Rich Hill
86.0
LAD 10 Day Disabled List Finger Los Angeles Dodgers starter Rich Hill (finger) threw another bullpen session on Wednesday with his finger in a bandage. He's recovering from yet another blister and got his fastball up to 92 mph. Still, it's unlikely he'll return until late June since the league doesn't allow for pitchers to throw with tape or bandages on their fingers. Hill is hard to trust given his recurring injuries and age. He's droppable if you need that bench spot in shallower leagues.
5:50 pm UTC, 5/24 RF Josh Reddick
84.0
HOU 10 Day Disabled List Leg Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick has been placed on the disabled list with a persistent knee infection, per mlb.com. The team will recall outfielder Jake Marisnick as Reddick will try and get the infection under control. This also opens the door for a high volume of short-term at-bats for newly called up speedster Tony Kemp in lieu of Reddick's absence. It has been a disappointing start to the season for Reddick and it appears he has been dealing with this knee issue for some time now. He is hitting .227 with six home runs and 18 runs batted in through 132 at-bats this season after driving in 82 runs and hitting .314 in 2017.
5:46 pm UTC, 5/24 SP Miguel Gonzalez
60.0
CHW 60 Day Disabled List Shoulder Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez (shoulder) was placed on the 60-day disabled list on Thursday, according to the team. Gonzalez has made three starts for the White Sox this season, walking more guys than he's struck out. If you still own him for some strange reason, you should drop him now and forget everything about him. He holds no fantasy value in any league at this point, and his 2018 season might now be in jeopardy with this news.
5:35 pm UTC, 5/24 N/A The Cincinnati Reds placed closer Raisel Iglesias on the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday with a left biceps strain, retroactive to May 19. Iglesias is a right-hander, so the injury shouldn't be considered too serious, but the team will have to go without their most talented reliever for at least the next few days. The Reds aren't being very clear about who will take over the ninth-inning role with Iglesias out. Interim manager Jim Riggleman named David Hernandez, Amir Garrett, Michael Lorenzen, Jared Hughes and Wandy Peralta all as candidates to see save opportunities in the meantime, which is helpful to no one in fantasy. Hughes pitched in a tie ballgame in the ninth on Wednesday, though, so that may be a good indication that he could be the leader of this committee. If you're desperate for saves, Hughes should be your first target off the waiver wire.
5:28 pm UTC, 5/24 SP Michael Pineda
87.0
MIN 60 Day Disabled List Elbow Minnesota Twins right-hander Michael Pineda (elbow) threw off a mound on Wednesday morning, the first time he did so since undergoing Tommy John surgery last July 18. Pineda signed a two-year deal with Minnesota this past offseason and could be ready to join their rotation by September, at the latest, if his rehab continues to go smoothly. Pineda last pitched for the New York Yankees in 2017, making 17 starts and posting a 4.39 ERA before the injury. You can't rely on him in fantasy this season.
5:17 pm UTC, 5/24 SP Brett Anderson
75.0
OAK 10 Day Disabled List Shoulder Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Brett Anderson (shoulder) was examined by a doctor Tuesday but the team has yet to make any official announcement, according to Steve Kroner of the San Francisco Chronicle. We will have to wait to determine the severity of the left shoulder strain. In 15 innings, Anderson only has eight strikeouts to go with a poor 7.63 ERA.
5:02 pm UTC, 5/24 RP Ryan Dull
73.0
OAK Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Ryan Dull had X-rays on his hand that came back negative, according to Jane Lee of MLB.com. Dull was hit by a line drive in the eighth inning against the Mariners on Wednesday. He stayed in the game but was visibly in pain afterwards. He pitched two-thirds of an inning, allowing one hit and striking out a batter. Dull is not having a very good season with a 5.91 ERA in 10 innings and should not be owned.
4:44 pm UTC, 5/24 RF Hunter Pence
75.0
SF 10 Day Disabled List Thumb San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence (thumb) is hitting .309 during his rehab with Triple-A Sacramento. Pence has made some adjustments to his swing and they appear to be paying off thus far. There is still not a clear timetable as to when Pence will return to the club, but it appears it should be soon, as he seems to have cleared all the hurdles in front of him.
4:29 pm UTC, 5/24 DH Matt Davidson
Q
74.0
CHW Questionable Back Chicago White Sox designated hitter Matt Davidson (back) remains sidelined on Thursday. Davidson was scratched from Wednesday's lineup with back stiffness. Jose Rondon will replace Davidson as the team's designated hitter and bat fifth. Davidson remains day-to-day.
3:18 pm UTC, 5/24 CF Leury Garcia
71.0
CHW 10 Day Disabled List Knee Chicago White Sox outfielder Leury Garcia (knee) has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left knee sprain. Garcia was injured when stole third base on Wednesday. Garcia had been hitting the ball well replacing outfielder Avisail Garcia (hamstring). Trayce Thompson will likely see more at-bats with Garcia sidelined and can be avoided in all formats. Outfield prospect Charlie Tilson will take the roster spot of Garcia.
3:09 pm UTC, 5/24 LF Randal Grichuk
79.0
TOR 10 Day Disabled List Knee Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk didn't have a great first rehab game on Tuesday, finishing 0-for-2 with two strikeouts. On Wednesday, he rebounded nicely in his second effort by crushing a two-run bomb and playing six innings in right field. That's more of what we'll need to see from Grichuk before starting to think about fantasy relevance. During his absence due to a sprained right PCL, Toronto's outfield of Curtis Granderson, Kevin Pillar, and Teoscar Heranndez have mostly been productive. Prior to his injury, Grichuk was…not (as evidenced by his .108/028/.227 slash line). It will be interesting to see how this one shakes out; there's no need to run to your free agent pool to add him.
3:06 pm UTC, 5/24 C Kevin Plawecki
73.0
NYM 10 Day Disabled List Hand New York Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki made his rehab assignment debut on Wednesday for Triple-A Las Vegas, and suffice to say, it was a good one. Plawecki played five innings at the backstop position, and hit a home run. You can't ask for much more than that. Plawecki will need a few more days before he's ready to join the big club, but clearly he's on the right track. The question here is what his playing time situation will be like with the recently-acquired Devin Mesoraco. Mesoraco has played pretty well, but we're still likely looking at something close to a near-split -; assuming Plawecki plays well enough to deserve it.
6:41 am UTC, 5/24 C Wilson Ramos
77.0
TB Tampa Bay Rays catcher Wilson Ramos (left hand) was reported to be available Wednesday if needed versus the Red Sox. His hand was still bruised and he did not appear in the game but the fact that he was available speaks to the hope that the injury will not keep him out for more than a few days. He now has six home runs and 22 RBI to go with a very fantasy friendly .288 batting average. His 2015 season was a success as he hit 22 HRs with 80 runs batted in and a .307 batting average over 131 games played. He has never been a major source of runs scored, but if he can stay healthy, he has the upside of a starter in most fantasy leagues. If you have the bench space, the smart play is to pair Ramos with a steady catcher. In the short term, Jesus Sucre will likely get some playing time.
4:47 am UTC, 5/24 RP Michael Lorenzen
82.0
CIN Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Michael Lorenzen was activated from the DL and pitched a solid 10th inning on Wednesday, giving up a single and a walk with no strikeouts in an extra-innings loss to the Pirates. The outing was Lorenzen's first of the season, as he had started the season on the DL with a shoulder injury. Lorenzen's activation to the Reds bullpen coincides with Raisel Iglesias' exit to the DL. Interim manager Jim Riggleman said that Lorenzen was one of five Reds relievers that could see save opportunities in the interim. Lorenzen posted a 0.00 ERA in four innings pitched in his rehab assignment at Double-A Pensacola, but fantasy players may be wise to avoid gambling on him until he has settled into the Major League bullpen.
4:18 am UTC, 5/24 C Francisco Cervelli
Q
86.0
PIT Questionable Hand Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-6 with a two-run home run against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. The dinger tied his career-high at seven, and the month of May isn't even over yet. However, he left the game in the 12th inning with what the team is calling "right finger discomfort." Cervelli missed last Friday's game after jamming his finger diving back into a base, but it's not yet clear whether this is related. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him held out of the series finale on Thursday afternoon.
2:23 am UTC, 5/24 CF Leury Garcia
71.0
CHW 10 Day Disabled List Knee Chicago White Sox outfielder Leury Garcia left Wednesday's contest early after he sprained his left knee on a stolen base. Garcia finished the game 0-for-2 with a walk. More should be known on Garcia's status after tonight's game. He was replaced by Trayce Thompson who would likely take over for Garcia if he should miss more games.
1:08 am UTC, 5/24 SP Jerad Eickhoff
64.0
PHI 10 Day Disabled List Upper Body Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff will see Dr. Robert Thompson regarding the twinge in his right index and middle fingers he felt during his latest rehab start. Dr. Thompson is a vascular surgeon who specializes in Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS). TOS is the worst injury a pitcher can go through and has derailed many careers so this is not good news for Eickhoff . He also experienced nerve irritation in his right hand last August that ended his 2017 season. Eickhoff has been out all season with a lat strain and does not seem to be coming back anytime soon.
12:01 am UTC, 5/24 SP Clayton Kershaw
97.0
LAD 10 Day Disabled List Bicep Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw was slated to throw a basic bullpen session on Wednesday. However, after appearing to be pain free, Kershaw turned it into an extended bullpen session with manager Dave Roberts standing in the batters box. Kershaw should be throwing about four innings of a simulated game this weekend, which should paint a clearer picture for his return. It sounds like late next week is a real possibility given today's bullpen.
11:26 pm UTC, 5/23 DH Matt Davidson
Q
74.0
CHW Questionable Back Chicago White Sox designated hitter Matt Davidson has been scratched from Wednesday's lineup with back stiffness. Jose Rondon will take Davidson's spot Wednesday and bat in the No. 7 spot. Davidson should be considered day-to-day for now and there should be an update on his situation later this evening.
10:40 pm UTC, 5/23 RF Mitch Haniger
86.0
SEA Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger (wrist) is out of the starting lineup for Wednesday's contest. However, Nelson Cruz (elbow) is back in the Mariners lineup against the Athletics. Haniger left Tuesday's game after getting hit on the arm by a pitch. The X-rays came back negative, but it appears the Mariners want to be cautious with Haniger. This sounds like a day-to-day injury and Haniger should remain owned in just about every league.
10:34 pm UTC, 5/23 2B Dustin Pedroia
84.0
BOS 10 Day Disabled List Knee Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (knee) will play seven innings in Wednesday's game at Triple-A Pawtucket. Pedroia will have an opportunity to play Thursday if his knee is feeling up to it. The Red Sox want to see Pedroia play in back-to-back contests before letting him return to the big league club. Pedroia is expected to return to the Red Sox this weekend if he's able to play in back-to-back contests without any issues.
10:29 pm UTC, 5/23 C Carson Kelly
71.0
STL 10 Day Disabled List Hamstring St. Louis Cardinals catcher Carson Kelly (hamstring) will play in a rehab game with Triple-A Memphis before possibly returning to the Cardinals on Saturday. Kelly will catch Cardinals prospect Alex Reyes on Thursday. Steve Baron is expected to be sent down once Kelly is ready to return. However, Kelly is not worth owning in even the deepest of fantasy leagues right now.
10:22 pm UTC, 5/23 RF Brandon Guyer
79.0
CLE 10 Day Disabled List Neck Cleveland Indians outfielder Brandon Guyer (neck) has been placed on the 10-day disabled list. He joins Bradley Zimmer, Lonnie Chisenhall and Tyler Naquin on the list of Indians outfielders on the DL. Guyer was hitting .150/.244/.325 with three homers and 10 RBI before he landed on the disabled list. He should not be owned in any leagues and will likely not have enough upside worth owning at all this season.
10:13 pm UTC, 5/23 SP Anthony DeSclafani
75.0
CIN 60 Day Disabled List Oblique Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Anthony DeScalfani (oblique) will make his first rehab start with Triple-A Louisville on Friday. He is getting close to appearing in his first MLB game since 2016. DeScalfani could join the Reds pitching staff by the end of the month. However, that is only going to happen if everything goes as planned. He could be worth a look in deeper leagues. Most owners are better off waiting and seeing how DeScalfani performs.
10:05 pm UTC, 5/23 3B Adrian Beltre
89.0
TEX 10 Day Disabled List Hamstring Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre (hamstring) took batting practice before Wednesday's game with the Yankees. He was able to field grounders on Tuesday, and now is feeling well enough to take batting practice. GM Jon Daniels said Beltre was a "few weeks" away, but there is a chance Beltre returns before the end of the month. Beltre is worth stashing in any league he's been dropped in.
9:58 pm UTC, 5/23 SP Nathan Eovaldi
80.0
TB 60 Day Disabled List Elbow Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list. He was on the 10-day DL, but the Rays moved him so Vidal Nuno could join the team's 40-man roster. This does not mean much for Eovaldi's timetable. He's now not eligible to come off the disabled list until May 28. Fantasy owners can leave Eovaldi on the waiver wire, but he could be someone worth adding in a few weeks.
9:48 pm UTC, 5/23 N/A Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jacob Faria (oblique) will likely be out at least 6-8 weeks, according to manager Kevin Cash. It sounds like the Rays don't realistically expect Faria back until August. He suffered an obilque strain during his start against the Red Sox on Tuesday. Faria has some ugly stats at first glance, but is believed to be a big part of the Rays future rotation. It sounds like it is safe to drop Faria in just about every format.
9:41 pm UTC, 5/23 C Gary Sanchez
92.0
NYY New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (calf) is not in the starting lineup against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Sanchez left Tuesday's game with a calf cramp. The Yankees have a day off on Thursday, but Sanchez should be ready to return by Friday. Austin Romine will handle the duties behind the plate on Wednesday.
9:36 pm UTC, 5/23 LF Khris Davis
88.0
OAK 10 Day Disabled List Groin Oakland Athletics designated hitter Khris Davis has been placed on the 10-day DL with a right groin strain, per MLB.com. Infielder Franklin Barreto will be recalled from Triple-A Nashville while Davis is out. The right-handed slugger has been providing the power that fantasy owners are accustomed to, batting .235 with 13 home runs and 38 runs batted in so hopefully his DL stint will only last 10 days.
9:33 pm UTC, 5/23 LF Yoenis Cespedes
86.0
NYM 10 Day Disabled List Hip Flexor New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (hip) will travel with the team for the upcoming road trip. However, the Mets have not released a timetable for Cespedes' return. Cespedes and Todd Frazier (hamstring) will travel with the team so the trainers can continue to work with them. It sounds like neither player will be back with the Mets until June at the earliest.
9:21 pm UTC, 5/23 SP Zach Davies
70.0
MIL Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Zach Davies (shoulder) has been activated off the 10-day disabled list and will start on Thursday against the New York Mets. Davies has been sidelined with a shoulder injury that has kept him out since May 3 even after it was originally thought he would not even go to the disabled list. In a corresponding move, Brandon Woodruff has been optioned back to Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Davies should be added in all deep formats and will make for a good streaming candidate in shallower formats.
4:53 pm UTC, 5/23 LF Mac Williamson
74.0
SF 10 Day Disabled List Concussion San Francisco Giants outfielder Mac Williamson (concussion) has a chance to return this weekend versus the Chicago Cubs. Williamson has been on a rehab assignment since last Friday. Williamson has been on the disabled list since April 28. Williamson will be worth a look in all formats as he has shown power in both Triple-A and the big leagues this year.
4:45 pm UTC, 5/23 SP Chad Bettis
64.0
COL Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis was removed from Tuesday's outing after five innings and just 89 pitches, but it wasn't due to being ineffective. Instead, Bettis developed a spot that was "raw" on his right middle finger, according to Patrick Saunders. The move was a precautionary one, but owners should be prepared for the possibility that it could turn into a more long-term issue if it crops up again.
2:59 pm UTC, 5/23 3B Jake Lamb
87.0
ARI Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb will be out of the lineup on Wednesday. It seems that Torey Lovullo wants to ease him back into the lineup, and a matchup against lefty Brent Suter is the best time to do so. Lovullo said that the medical staff recommended Lamb be eased back, so owners can expect more rest days in the coming weeks.
2:52 pm UTC, 5/23 C Yadier Molina
79.0
STL 10 Day Disabled List Pelvis St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (groin) participated in light on-field work before Tuesday's game. He underwent emergency surgery on May 5 after taking a foul tip to the groin area. He's still a few weeks away from returning to the lineup, but Tuesday was a step in the right direction.
1:55 pm UTC, 5/23 LF Steve Pearce
86.0
TOR 10 Day Disabled List Oblique Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Steve Pearce began throwing over the last few days, the first step back in his rehab. Pearce was placed on the disabled list on May 3 after being diagnosed with a strained oblique; recently he hadn't been cleared for baseball activities yet but this is obviously a step in the right direction. Pearce was off to a very good start across his first 72 plate appearances prior to the injury, slashing .273/.333/.485 with three home runs, 14 runs scored, and 13 RBI while hitting the ball at a career-best hard-hit rate (41.8%). When Pearce does return, it will be to a crowded outfield featuring Kevin Pillar, Curtis Granderson, Teoscar Hernandez, and the soon-to-return Randal Grichuk.
1:50 pm UTC, 5/23 LF Randal Grichuk
79.0
TOR 10 Day Disabled List Knee Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk started his rehab assignment with High-A Dunedin on Tuesday, and it wasn't the best nor the worst return for the 26-year-old. Grichuk finished 0-for-2 with two strikeouts, but did walk twice while serving as the team's designated hitter. Normally this result would simply be dismissed as his first effort in a rehab start, but Grichuk unfortunately does not get that benefit. Prior to spraining his right PCL, Grichuk was slashing an absolutely putrid .106/.208/.227 this season. In his absence, Toronto's outfield has been productive with Kevin Pillar, Curtis Granderson, and (Grichuk's direct replacement) Teoscar Hernandez all producing in some form or fashion at points. Grichuk may need to earn his way back in the lineup rather than simply getting it based on health, and so we need to watch his performances carefully.
12:22 pm UTC, 5/23 LF Khris Davis
88.0
OAK 10 Day Disabled List Groin Oakland Athletics outfielder Khris Davis was diagnosed with a Grade 1 right groin strain following an MRI Tuesday, reported Steve Kroner of the San Francisco Chronicle. The Athletics will make a determination Wednesday whether Davis is put on the disabled list. Davis sustained the injury Sunday in a game against the Blue Jays. He would be a significant loss to the offense as he is leading the team in HR (13) and RBI (38).
11:54 am UTC, 5/23 SP Matthew Boyd
69.0
DET Probable Oblique Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd (oblique) was cruising on Tuesday against the Twins, firing four innings of scoreless ball, before suffering a left oblique spasm cut his evening short. When Boyd walked the first two batters he faced in the fifth inning, he was visited by pitching coach Chris Bosio and ultimately the team's head trainer. That visit resulted in an early exit for the young lefty. The team is calling him day-to-day and doesn't expect Boyd to miss any time, but wanted to play it safe considering the mountain of injuries the team is already dealing with.
9:03 am UTC, 5/23 RP Ryan Madson
96.0
WSH 10 Day Disabled List Pectoral Washington Nationals reliever Ryan Madson is still dealing with pectoral soreness and doesn't look to be immediately ready to return to the active roster. Madson made 25 throws at 50 percent effort on Tuesday. According to Madson, he hurt his pectoral muscle throwing harder than average last week against Arizona, and the pectoral muscle cramped up on the flight home. If you have a DL spot available, you should stash Madson. He should hopefully be back to throwing in games soon. Don't be concerned about his elevated ERA (4.19), as his peripheral stats are excellent (2.13 FIP) and his performance thus far can be chalked up to bad luck.
6:41 am UTC, 5/23 N/A Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jake Faria had a rough night Tuesday versus Boston. First, he gave up a three-run HR to Mookie Betts which would prove to be the game-winner in the 4-2 loss. He would then leave the game after 2 2/3 innings with a left oblique strain. After the game, manager Kevin Cash said that Faria would need to be checked out before he discussed specifics but that he was "going to miss some time". In Faria's 86 2/3 innings in the majors during 2017, he struck out 84 batters while issuing only 31 walks. Perhaps the biggest concern is that he also gave up 11 home runs in those 86 2/3 innings. He has more solid outings than terrible ones in 2018 but still sports a 5.48 ERA due to a handful of disastrous lines. Oblique issues can lead to multi-week absences so be prepared to scour your waiver wire.
6:29 am UTC, 5/23 C Wilson Ramos
77.0
TB Tampa Bay Rays catcher Wilson Ramos left the game Tuesday versus Boston with a contusion on his left hand. Original guesses were leery but there is room for optimism. The hand is swollen but Ramos is regaining feeling in it. He says that he was hit in a similar spot over the weekend and is confident he will avoid the DL. He now has six HRs and 22 RBI to go with a very fantasy friendly .288 batting average. His 2015 season was a success as he hit 22 HRs with 80 runs batted in and a .307 batting average over 131 games played. He has never been a major source of runs scored but if he can stay healthy, he has the upside of a starter in most fantasy leagues. If you have the bench space, the smart play is to pair Ramos with a steady catcher. In the short-term, Jesus Sucre will likely get some playing time.
6:20 am UTC, 5/23 SS Adeiny Hechavarria
68.0
TB 10 Day Disabled List Hamstring Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (hamstring) is not ready for any activity yet, which was reported Tuesday. He was placed on the 10-day DL Saturday a few days after he was injured. There were hopes that this would be a quick recovery or the DL stint was just being safe but this report gives doubts to those hopes. Do not completely give up on a return as none of that is definitive. In the meantime, the Rays will use Daniel Robertson and Christian Arroyo to cover most of the time in the middle infield. Hechavarria is not much of a fantasy option right now and Willy Adames looms as a threat in the long-term.
4:28 am UTC, 5/23 RF Mitch Haniger
86.0
SEA Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger left Tuesday's game versus Oakland after being hit in the wrist by a pitch. This piles on to the injuries the Mariners have suffered as Robinson Cano, Dee Gordon and Nelson Cruz are all out due to injury. X-rays have come back negative, so Haniger will likely avoid missing extended time. He is considered day-to-day and likely will miss a few games due to this injury. Haniger has a tremendous season so far, hitting .298 with 11 home runs, 36 RBI and 22 runs. He should remain owned in all formats.
4:26 am UTC, 5/23 C Gary Sanchez
92.0
NYY Moments after New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone was ejected from a game for the first time, the club's star catcher would exit prematurely. All-Star catcher Gary Sanchez exited Monday night's game in the sixth inning, seen limping off the field with what the club later called a calf cramp. Boone later said the injury wasn't going to be problematic, but Sanchez's status for the club's next game is up in the air. Austin Romine would replace Sanchez, later hitting a home run to bring the Yankees within two runs, though they would still fall 6-4. In three plate appearances, Sanchez recorded two walks prior to his exit.
4:20 am UTC, 5/23 SP Rich Hill
86.0
LAD 10 Day Disabled List Finger Los Angeles Dodgers starter Rich Hill (finger) threw a 31-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday with a Band-Aid on his blistered finger. Hill is looking to come back quickly from this frequently-occurring injury, even going so far as to urinate on his hand to fight this particular blister. He likely won't be back for another month but no matter his method, he still can't be trusted to throw more than 100 or so innings in any given season. And since he's not getting younger, he's becoming a true hot potato that only the steeliest of fantasy players should take a chance on.
4:09 am UTC, 5/23 1B Greg Bird
89.0
NYY 10 Day Disabled List Ankle New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird (ankle) is inching closer towards returning to the majors as he continues to rehab with the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. The 25-year-old has missed the entire season thus far after suffering an ankle injury and undergoing surgery. On Monday, Bird hit a home run, one of two he's hit in the past four games in the minors. While at first glance this may look like bad news for Tyler Austin, manager Aaron Boone gave him somewhat of a vote of confidence, also not ruling out a possible platoon at first when Bird returns. Bird should be stashed now for his power, even though he could end up in a platoon situation at first with Austin when he returns.
3:18 am UTC, 5/23 SP Jeremy Hellickson
Q
65.0
WSH Questionable Hand Washington Nationals starter Jeremy Hellickson left the sixth inning of Tuesday's tied game with the Padres with a blister on his right hand. Through 5 1/3 innings, he gave up one earned run on five hits, striking out five and walking one. The lone earned run came on a solo home run by Franchy Cordero. Because the game was tied when he left, however, the win eventually went to Sean Doolittle, who was on the mound in the ninth when the Nationals walked off the victory. In Hellickson's seven starts since joining the Nationals, he's only given up more than two runs once. He holds a sterling 2.13 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP on the season. The problem is that he doesn't strike out a ton of guys (31 K in 38 innings pitched) and doesn't go deep into games. The team didn't seem too concerned about his blister and he'll likely make his next start next Tuesday at Baltimore.
3:14 am UTC, 5/23 RP Carson Smith
90.0
BOS 10 Day Disabled List Shoulder Boston Red Sox reliever Carson Smith (shoulder) received a second opinion from Dr. Altchek on Monday, according to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe. Evidently it was not the news he had hoped to receive as now Smith wants a third opinion. This next opinion is requested to determine if surgery is necessary. Smith injured the shoulder while in the dugout throwing his glove in frustration. Now he is expected to miss an extended amount of time with surgery and/or recovery. This negatively affects what was already considered a weakness of the Red Sox pitching staff.
3:05 am UTC, 5/23 SP Andrew Triggs
76.0
OAK 10 Day Disabled List Tricep Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Andrew Triggs (arm), recently placed on the DL, has a triceps strain, according to Jane Lee of MLB.com. Triggs underwent an MRI and it revealed no structural damage. He was diagnosed with a triceps strain and will be re-evaluated in a few days. Triggs has had a mediocre start to the year; he is 3-1 in nine starts with a 5.23 ERA. He should only be owned in deep AL-only leagues if you have an open DL spot.
3:03 am UTC, 5/23 C Stephen Vogt
80.0
MIL 60 Day Disabled List Shoulder Milwaukee Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt (shoulder) successfully underwent surgery and is looking to return for 2019 Spring Training. Vogt suffered a setback on his shoulder during extended Spring Training this season, ultimately costing him a very likely season-ending injury. With Vogt already suffering a major shoulder injury back in 2009, it appears that he'll have to be quite careful this time around to ensure he doesn't suffer another setback, or it will most likely be career-ending. He holds no fantasy value this year.
2:49 am UTC, 5/23 LF Ryan Braun
88.0
MIL Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun (back) worked through a full pre-game workout on Monday. This is good news for Braun, who after dealing with back tightness, landed a spot on the 10-day disabled list. With him getting pre-game workouts in, he's very close to a return and the team is looking at possibly activating him as soon as possible, which is Thursday against the New York Mets. Keep an eye out and prepare to open a roster spot for Braun.
2:46 am UTC, 5/23 LF Khris Davis
88.0
OAK 10 Day Disabled List Groin Oakland Athletics outfielder Khris Davis is having an MRI done to check the extent of the right groin strain he sustained playing against the Blue Jays on Sunday, according to Jane Lee of MLB.com. Manager Bob Melvin understands how prolific a hitter Davis is for the lineup and would prefer to carry him on the roster if it meant having him back sooner rather than later. Melvin also stated, "He's on the roster today. We'll see what the results are." The Athletics are anticipating getting information on his MRI following Tuesday's game against the Mariners.
10:42 pm UTC, 5/22 RP Anthony Swarzak
95.0
NYM 60 Day Disabled List Oblique New York Mets relief pitcher Anthony Swarzak (oblique) is nearing a rehab assignment, according to manager Mickey Callaway. He's been on the disabled list since April 1 due to a strained left oblique. Swarzak suffered a setback a few weeks later, so that has slowed down the process. He should be ready in roughly a week, so fantasy owners should stay alert. He's worth owning in deeper leagues that value holds and ratios, but he is not expected to see any save chances.
10:36 pm UTC, 5/22 2B Joe Panik
84.0
SF 10 Day Disabled List Thumb San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik (thumb) took batting practice for the first time on Tuesday since being placed on the disabled list April 28. Panik told reporters that he had no limitations with his swing and was able to grip the bat strongly and without any issues. There is a good chance that Panik begins a rehab assignment next week. Panik is still a few weeks away from returning but could be worth stashing in deeper leagues.
10:28 pm UTC, 5/22 3B Jeimer Candelario
81.0
DET 10 Day Disabled List Wrist Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario (wrist) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday. He is expected to play at least three games before returning to the active roster. He landed on the disabled list May 14 due to tendinitis in his left wrist. It's an issue that continues to bother him, but he wants to play through it. Candelario should be owned in all deeper leagues despite this injury.
10:23 pm UTC, 5/22 SP Ervin Santana
67.0
MIN 60 Day Disabled List Finger Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ervin Santana (finger) will throw 60 pitches in his first minor league rehab start on Wednesday. He had his scheduled start with Double-A Chattanooga rained out, so the team pushed it back to Wednesday. Santana will move onto a 75-pitch outing May 28 at Triple-A Rochester. There could be one more rehab start after that, but the Twins have not determined whether or not Santana will need a third start. Santana does have value in some leagues, but he is not expected to return until around June.
10:19 pm UTC, 5/22 2B Dustin Pedroia
84.0
BOS 10 Day Disabled List Knee Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (knee) will not play in Tuesday's contest with Triple-A Pawtucket. He was expected to play in rehab games on Tuesday and Wednesday before being re-evaluated. Pedroia is sitting out on Tuesday due to light rain, so it's unclear if that will mess up the timetable for his return. There were some rumors that Pedroia could return for the beginning of the six-game homestand on Friday. It sounds like Pedroia is close to returning, so that's a good sign. He needs to be owned in all deeper leagues. Many standard league owners may want to stash Pedroia, because he should be off the disabled list soon.
10:12 pm UTC, 5/22 SP Ervin Santana
67.0
MIN 60 Day Disabled List Finger Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ervin Santana (finger) will throw 60 pitches in his first minor league rehab start on Wednesday. He had his scheduled start with Double-A Chattanooga rained out, so the team pushed it back to Wednesday. Santana will move onto a 75-pitch outing May 28 at Triple-A Rochester. There could be one more rehab start after that, but the Twins have not determined whether or not Santana will need a third start. Santana does have value in some leagues, but he is not expected to return until around June.
10:06 pm UTC, 5/22 RP Trevor May
68.0
MIN 60 Day Disabled List Elbow Minnesota Twins pitcher Trevor May (elbow) is expected to throw five innings during a rehab start on Tuesday with Triple-A Rochester. He will throw six innings on Sunday with the same club, and could return from the 60-day disabled list after that. It's unclear whether or not the Twins plan to use May as a starter or reliever on the MLB roster. He is recovering from Tommy John surgery, so expect the team to be cautious. He only holds value if the Twins use May as a starter, but fantasy owners should wait and see what happens. He could have some value in deeper leagues, but should be left on the waiver wire right now.
10:00 pm UTC, 5/22 RP Yonny Chirinos
76.0
TB 10 Day Disabled List Forearm Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Yonny Chirinos (forearm) is expected to begin his rehab assignment on Thursday. He resumed throwing bullpen sessions on Friday, so he's getting closer to a return. Chirinos wants to return by early June, but that is only going to happen if everything goes as planned. He's been out since late April due to a mild right flexor tendon strain. It sounds like he is going to miss a couple more weeks. Chirinos is not worth holding or stashing in any leagues, but once he's healthy, he could become a reliable fantasy option, especially in deeper leagues.
9:54 pm UTC, 5/22 SS Elvis Andrus
82.0
TEX 60 Day Disabled List Elbow Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus (elbow) has been cleared to swing a bat. He is currently on the 60-day disabled list for an olecranon fracture in his right elbow. He suffered this injury in April, but if everything goes as planned, Andrus could return to the active roster by the middle of June. Jurickson Profar has been filling in at shortstop while Andrus recovers from his injury. Fantasy owners should hang onto Andrus because he's only a few weeks away from returning hopefully.
9:50 pm UTC, 5/22 3B Adrian Beltre
89.0
TEX 10 Day Disabled List Hamstring Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre (hamstring) took grounders hit right at him on Tuesday. He did not do any lateral movement, so the veteran is still going to be out for a couple of weeks. Beltre has been sidelined since May 15 due to a hamstring strain. Isiah Kiner-Falefa will continue to play third base until Beltre is out. Fantasy owners should hang onto Beltre if you have a disabled list slot available.
9:40 pm UTC, 5/22 2B DJ LeMahieu
90.0
COL 10 Day Disabled List Wrist Colorado Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu continues to make notable progress in the recovery from his fractured thumb. On Tuesday, LeMahieu was seen throwing from 50 feet and catching with his left hand, where the fracture is. This is a continued step up from where he was on Monday, when he was wearing a glove but not catching with it. There is still no set timetable, but progress is encouraging.
8:57 pm UTC, 5/22 SP Marcus Stroman
84.0
TOR 10 Day Disabled List Shoulder Good news on Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman: he started a throwing program on Monday, and felt no ill effects afterward. Stroman is still a ways away from returning, but this is a great step in the right direction for him as he rehabs at Toronto's spring training complex in Dunedin, Florida. Stroman has been on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation, which plagued him during spring training as well. Stroman has not had a good 2018 to date; he's put up a bad 7.17 and 1.71 WHIP across seven starts. Assuming he comes back healthy, it's a good bet he drastically improves upon those numbers.
8:49 pm UTC, 5/22 SS Aledmys Diaz
81.0
TOR 10 Day Disabled List Ankle Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Aledmys Diaz began running and doing agility drills over the weekend, and the next step for him is to begin a minor league rehab assignment. It sounds like that will happen by the end of this week, assuming no setbacks. An ankle sprain has kept Diaz on the disabled list since early May. Prior to the injury, Diaz wasn't very good from a slash line perspective (.216/.273/.431), but was pretty solid when looking at his counting stats. In 110 plate appearances, Diaz hit six home runs, scored 15 runs, drove in 13, and stole a base. The slash line should eventually improve, too, given his .200 BABIP when his career rate is .287. Expect to see Diaz back in Toronto in early June.
8:48 pm UTC, 5/22 DH Nelson Cruz
93.0
SEA Seattle Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz is expected to return to the lineup on Tuesday, per mlb.com. Cruz has been dealing with a sore foot and then missed time over the weekend after taking a pitch off of his elbow. It simply has been a hard-luck start to the season for the veteran slugger, who also spent time on the disabled list early on with a sprained ankle. When he has been on the field, the results have been less than ideal. Over his last 54 at-bats, he is hitting only .167 with a slugging percentage of .278. At this stage the 37-year old slugger simply needs to get healthy and get his rhythm back. He is capable of carrying an offense, or a fantasy roster, for weeks at a time and has posted a slugging percentage of at least .525 in every season since 2014. Once he returns, Cruz should be active in all fantasy formats.
8:38 pm UTC, 5/22 SP Madison Bumgarner
89.0
SF 60 Day Disabled List Hand San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (finger) threw a simulated game on Tuesday and looked normal, according to Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area. Bumgarner is expected to begin his rehab in Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday and will make at least three rehab starts. The Giants ace is expected back in mid-June and should remain stashed in all leagues.
8:34 pm UTC, 5/22 RP Blake Wood
82.0
LAA 10 Day Disabled List Elbow Los Angeles Angels right-hander Blake Wood (elbow) had an MRI done on Monday that showed damage to his UCL. He will seek an additional opinion. For now, he will remain on the disabled list. This is an incredibly discouraging update for the reliever, who was expected to rejoin the team last weekend. He's thrown 11 2/3 innings on the year with a 2.31 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP.
8:26 pm UTC, 5/22 RP Tim Lincecum
62.0
TEX 60 Day Disabled List Finger Texas Rangers relief pitcher Tim Lincecum (blister) may not be activated from the disabled list when he is first eligible. Lincecum has slowly improved on his rehab assignments but has only had one outing you would consider a success. Lincecum does not have to be activated from his rehab assignment until June 6. Right now, Lincecum has no fantasy value. His velocity is topping out right around 90 mph, which is not ideal for a potential closer. When Lincecum is activated, he may be a useful multi-inning reliever in AL-only and 15-team mixed leagues. If Lincecum pitches well in the major leagues, he will become an interesting fantasy option who could get save opportunities, but it seems like a long shot at this point.
8:20 pm UTC, 5/22 N/A Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Steven Souza (pectoral) was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday afternoon. This will be the second trip to the DL for Souza, who re-injured his right pectoral last week. It looked like Souza would avoid the DL after pinch hitting in Monday's game, but the Diamondbacks felt that Souza would need the time off. Socrates Brito was recalled from Triple-A Reno to take his spot on the roster and could see some playing time with A.J. Pollock also on the DL for the Snakes. Souza could be stashed in deeper leagues for his power/speed combination, but he'll be frustrating to hold given all of his injuries.
6:13 pm UTC, 5/22 CF Dee Gordon
72.0
SEA 10 Day Disabled List Toe The Seattle Mariners placed outfielder/second baseman Dee Gordon (toe) on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday with a fractured right big toe and recalled first baseman Dan Vogelbach from Triple-A Tacoma in a corresponding move. It's a tough break for the injury-riddled M's and fantasy owners, as Gordon was hitting .304 with 25 runs scored, 10 doubles, one triple, one homer, 13 RBI and an American League-leading 16 steals in 45 games. He was hitting .337 with 12 runs and seven steals in his last 20 games. It's unclear how long Gordon will be out, but it's safe to assume it'll be for longer than 10 games. Keep him stashed in all leagues in the meantime. With Robinson Cano also out and suspended, Gordon Beckham could see most of the playing time at the keystone, although he'd merely be a deep AL-only option. In the outfield, Guillermo Heredia should continue to benefit from more playing time. Vogelbach is a power-hitting lefty that could have some AL-only appeal in the short term. With Seattle's best players on the shelf right now, it might be wise to target them when looking for pitchers to stream.
6:01 pm UTC, 5/22 C Devin Mesoraco
78.0
NYM New York Mets catcher Devin Mesoraco (elbow) will not be in the starting lineup for the second game of the series with the Miami Marlins on Tuesday. He'll be available off the bench, however. During Monday's game, Mesoraco was hit on the elbow by the backswing of Marlins third baseman Brian Anderson. X-rays were negative, however, and Mesoraco said he did not feel any pain. He stayed in the game, so it does sound like he is fine overall. Still, a day off could do Mesoraco some good so the soreness doesn't worsen. Tomas Nido will start in Mesoraco's place but doesn't carry any fantasy appeal.
5:47 pm UTC, 5/22 C Kevin Plawecki
73.0
NYM 10 Day Disabled List Hand New York Mets catcher Devin Mesoraco may be playing well at the moment, but don't forget about the injured catcher he's playing in place of -- Kevin Plawecki (hand). Plawecki has been out with a broken bone in his right hand but will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday. If all goes well, it's reasonable to assume Plawecki will be back in the Major Leagues by the end of the month. How the playing time will shake out, though, is anybody's guess. There will certainly be a platoon of some kind with Mesoraco, but even when healthy, Plawecki wasn't playing nearly as well as Mesoraco is now.
5:43 pm UTC, 5/22 SP Shelby Miller
74.0
ARI 60 Day Disabled List Elbow Arizona Diamondbacks starter Shelby Miller (elbow) is scheduled to throw in his third simulated game at extended Spring Training on Wednesday. Miller is expected to face minor league hitters as he makes his way back from Tommy John surgery. Miller appears close to a minor league rehab assignment and seems to be on track for a mid-June return.
5:35 pm UTC, 5/22 SP Robbie Ray
93.0
ARI 10 Day Disabled List Oblique Arizona Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray (oblique) made progress in his rehab Monday, playing catch from 100 feet. It's a small step forward for Ray, who threw from 90 feet last week. Regardless of the progress made, Torey Lovullo said the session went well, but the Diamondbacks don't have a clear timetable for Ray's return.
3:58 pm UTC, 5/22 SP Anibal Sanchez
74.0
ATL 10 Day Disabled List Hamstring Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez (hamstring) got shelled on Monday in a rehab start with Triple-A Gwinnett, giving up eight earned runs in just 3 2/3 innings pitched. Sanchez has been rehabbing a hamstring injury suffered in mid-April, and Braves manager Brian Snitker was hoping he could take the injured Mike Soroka's spot in the rotation on May 28 during the Braves scheduled doubleheader. While Sanchez has posted a 1.29 ERA through three appearances (two starts) this year with 14 strikeouts in 14 innings, his decline over the past few seasons as well as the ugly rehab start on Monday means even fantasy owners desperate for streamers can avoid Sanchez upon his promotion to Atlanta.
2:47 pm UTC, 5/22 LF Yoenis Cespedes
86.0
NYM 10 Day Disabled List Hip Flexor New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (hip) is first eligible to return from the disabled list on Thursday, but according to manager Mickey Callaway, that is unlikely to happen. Cespedes was placed on the disabled list last week due to a right hip flexor strain, an issue that's been bothering him for some time this year. He's going to need more time to heal up, though at this point it doesn't sound as though we'll know how much more. Brandon Nimmo has been the biggest beneficiary of extra playing time in Cespedes' absence, though aside from getting on base a lot, Nimmo isn't setting the world on fire.
2:06 pm UTC, 5/22 LF Randal Grichuk
79.0
TOR 10 Day Disabled List Knee Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk (knee) has been cleared to start a minor league rehab assignment and has been assigned to High-A Dunedin. Grichuk has been out since the end of April due to a PCL strain in his right knee, but it sounds as though he's been progressing well as of late after some early setbacks. Assuming the rehab assignment goes well, Grichuk could be ready for the Major Leagues shortly. The issue here, though, is playing time. In Grichuk's absence, Toronto's outfield has been great. Kevin Pillar won't stop hitting, Curtis Granderson has been solid and Teoscar Hernandez, Grichuk's initial replacement, has emerged as a player. Add in the fact that Grichuk was off to a terrible start with a .106/.208/.227 slash line prior to the injury, and his path to consistent playing time gets murkier.
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