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In Oakland's 7-1 win over Colorado on Monday, Josh Reddick went 1-for-3 (his only hit being a home run) with two runs batted in, one walk, two runs scored and one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Reddick typically hits very well against right-handed pitchers and Monday was no exception. It's safe to plug him into your starting lineup(s) as long as he is facing a right-handed starting pitcher, but always bench him when he's facing a left-handed starting pitcher. He faces a lefty starter tonight, so be sure to bench him.

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After going 16 straight games with at least one hit, Billy Burns goes 0-for-4 at the plate in Oakland's victory over Colorado by the score of 7-1.

Fantasy Impact: It was a rare off night offensively for Burns, so think nothing of it and expect him to bounce back at the plate in his next start.

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Following his two-hit performance on Sunday, Stephen Vogt collected another two hits (to go along with one run scored) on Monday in Oakland's 7-1 win over Colorado.

Fantasy Impact: Vogt is now hitting .304 after batting as low as .273 at one point on June 14th. He continues to be a must-start fantasy player right now, especially at the catcher position.

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With both Adrian Beltre, and Josh Hamilton back from injuries, Gallo has been sent to AAA.

Fantasy Impact: After skipping AAA all together in 2015, Gallo came out swinging impressing everyone with monster home runs in his first week in the Major Leagues. Opposing pitchers made some adjustments, and Gallo has really struggled lately. He will have the opportunity for everyday at bats, and with more experience should become a key cog in the Rangers offense in the not too distant future.


St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since June 9 with a Grade 2 right quadriceps strain, has been ramping up his baseball activities but isn't sufficiently recovered to return to game action, according to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Despite the positive progress, Holiday is still not ready for a return from the DL. The Cardinals won't rush back one of their best hitters, unless he is one-hundred percent. Expect Holiday to remain out through the All-Star break.

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A's ace Sonny Gray will not make his scheduled start tonight against the Rockies. He has been scratched with an illness. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Make sure to get Gray out of your lineups, especially in daily leagues. There's no word on when Gray will make his next start, but the team announced that Chris Bassitt will take the mound for Oakland in his place tonight.

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Koji Uehara picked up his 17th save of the season Monday against the Blue Jays. He entered in the 9th inning in relief of starter Clay Buchholz who had led the team to a 3-1 lead. Uehara cut though the Blue Jays 1-2-3 hitters in order without allowing a single base runner. Koji is now 17-for-19 in save opportunities.

Fantasy Impact: It was business as usual for Uehara who looked as dominant as ever cutting through the very formidable top of the Blue Jay line-up. He has now allowed one total base runner in his last four innings and appears to be locked-in. While Koji might not be putting up elite closer KO numbers right now, he his locking down just about every save that comes his way.

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Alex Meyer gave up one run in his only inning of work against the Reds Monday night, walking two and striking out one.

Fantasy Impact: This is the second consecutive rough outing for Meyer who gave up four runs in his MLB debut in Milwaukee on Friday. He's having difficulty with control, evidenced by his three walks in just over two innings. Right now there's no point in picking him for this year, but he could be a decent value in a keeper league.

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Devon Travis was the only Jays' player to cross the plate in their 3-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox Monday. For the night, Travis was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: The two hit night was Travis' first multi-hit game since returning from the DL. He is now 4-for-13 with an RBI and three runs scored since his return to the lineup. Look for Travis to continue to build on his already impressive rookie campaign.

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Clay Buchholz was dominant Monday in Toronto throwing eight innings. Buchholz allowed only one earned run on five hits and no walks while striking out five. The win brings Buchholz to an even 6-6 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Over his last three starts Buchholz has thrown 22 innings while only allowing two earned runs. While he's only notched 15 strikeouts over that span, its hard to argue with the results. Buchholz is certainly worth starting as a mid-rotation option while he's on this current hot streak.

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Mike Trout hit his 20th home run and stole his ninth base of the season finishing 1-for-3 drawing a walk and striking out once in a win over the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Well there you go, he finally stole another base. It's his first stolen base since May 22nd so those of you in Roto or Categories leagues can rejoice. He also hit his 20th home run and is on pace for another outstanding year. He is still arguably the best fantasy outfielder in the league.

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The Reds got plenty of offense up and down the lineup in their 11-7 win over the Twins on Monday. Billy Hamilton wreaked havoc out of the lineup spot, going 2-for-4 with two walks, four stolen bases and thee runs scored. Hamilton has now stolen 40 bases this season.

Fantasy Impact: Although Hamilton is batting just .224 with an OPS of .568, he has significant fantasy value in terms of stolen bases and runs scored. He's on pace to score 80 runs and steal 87 bases.

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Jason Castro did not record a hit in three at-bats, striking out twice, but he did hit a sac-fly to knock in his 18th run on the season. The Astros beat the Royals 6-1.

Fantasy Impact: Castro has been in a slump as of late, going 4-for-30 in his last nine games, dropping his BA to .212. Backup catcher Hank Conger has seen more playing time, making Castro less desirable in fantasy leagues. Unless his play turns around, it is hard to justify owning Castro in most formats.

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The Reds pounded 16 hits in their 11-7 victory over the Twins on Monday. Eugenio Suarez had a big night out of the number eight hole. He went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI. Suarez is now batting .316 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: With Zack Cozart out for the season, Suarez should continue to get a good look at shortstop. While he's handled the bat well, Suarez has been poor in the field. Owners with issues at shortstop may want to give Suarez a look, considering his .782 OPS.

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The Reds had six players with two or more hits in their 11-7 win over the Twins. Jay Bruce had two hits, both of them doubles and drove in two runs. His 2-for-4 game raised his batting average to .214 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Bruce, who had been having a down year until recently, now has his averages near his career mark. He's on pace to hit 28 doubles and 26 home runs and is should be a good choice to play every day in most leagues.

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Domingo Santana went 1-for-3 with two RBI that included a bases-loaded walk as the Astros beat the Royals 6-1.

Fantasy Impact: Santana has been solid in his 11 games since his call-up to the Astros, batting .250 with two home runs and eight RBI. With Jake Marisnick on the DL, Santana has been splitting playing-time with Preston Tucker and Colby Rasmus. As long as he is performing well, Santana will be in the Astros lineup as manager AJ Hinch tends to play the hot-hand.

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The Cincinnati Reds pounded 17 hits in an 11-7 win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday. Tucker Barnhart lead the Reds with four hits in five at-bats, including a double and two RBI. Barnhart is now batting .308 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Barnhart is 9-for-11 over the past three games, raising his batting average 84 points in the process. Although he only has 74 at-bats this season, Barnhart has an OPS of .827. Owners with issues behind the plate should consider picking up Barnhart.

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Jose Altuve went 1-for-3 with a walk, smacking his seventh home run on the season, a solo shot in the third inning. The Astros beat the Royals 6-1.

Fantasy Impact: Altuve is riding an eight-game hit streak as his batting average stands at .292 after missing seven games with a hamstring injury. Now that Altuve is healthy, he already has begun to regain his 2014 form in which he was the AL batting champ. He is a must-start in all formats.

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Cain hit third for the Royals going 0-for-4 with a K, also going 0-for-2 with RISP as the Royals fell to the Astros 6-1.

Fantasy Impact: Despite going 0-for-4 and not playing the field, it's good to see Cain back in the lineup as he deals with hamstring issues. McCullers is a tough pitcher though, so don't get too worried about his hitless day.

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Billy Butler came up big for Oakland as he went 3-for-4 at the plate. He hit one single, one double, with one home run (his sixth of the year) and was good for two RBI and three runs scored himself.

Fantasy Impact: Butler has had a rough year so far, with both his batting average (.254), OBP (.315), and slugging (.366) sitting well below his career averages. Right now his only real value is as part of a stack against weak pitching, but even that is risky.

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