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Smith went 2-for-4 with a solo HR and a stolen base in the Braves' 3-0 win over the Mets on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Smith's first career HR came off Mets ace Matt Harvey in the fifth inning on a disputed fly ball to left field. The call was under review until it was overturned and Smith rounded the bags for his first four-bagger. He unfortunately has been batting ninth in the batting order behind the starting pitcher the last few games despite being on a roll hitting .333 over the last seven games. With Ender Inciarte soon to return, Smith's playing time will be cut into but he's still worth rostering for those steals.

Category: Game Recaps

Rangers top power hitting prospect Joey Gallo is expected to be sidelined for three-to-four weeks with a Grade 1 left groin strain. This is the same injury Gallo had on the right side in 2013. (Source: Evan Grant on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is unfortunate for someone so close to being called up. Gallo is the top power hitting prospect in the minor leagues and dynasty owners are waiting for him to take the rains to his 30+ HR power. Guess we will have to wait a little more.

Category: Injury Updates

Billy Hamilton left Tuesdays game early with a jammed left thumb. (Source: John Fayman on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: This is upsetting news for any Hamilton owner as he was just starting to turn things around. Let's hope the injury does not require a DL stint.

Category: Injury Updates

Ben Revere has played five overall games on his rehab assignment. Once he plays a full nine inning game, he should be back with the Nationals for the first time since opening day. (Source: MASN)

Fantasy Impact: Revere is one of the rare consistent base stealers in all of baseball. If you have been losing SB, you should be competing again once Ben comes back. Other than that, Revere helps in the runs and batting average categories.

Category: Injury Updates

White Sox manager Robin Ventura has said that Alex Avila is close to beginning his rehab assignment. (Source: Bruce Levine on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Avila is one of the better catchers in a weak fantasy baseball class. Alex has great DFS value and some stream relevance when he does play.

Category: Injury Updates

Robbie Erlin partially tore his UCL. He will undergo season ending Tommy John surgery. (Source: Dennis Lin on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Robbie Erlin is not much of a fantasy commodity, but, given the opportunity, he might have been a solid roster fill in. There's always next year.

Category: Injury Updates

Roberto Perez is hoping to avoid surgery for his fractured thumb. (Source: Jordan Bastian on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Perez was placed on the disabled list over the weekend due to a fractured thumb. Roberto is hoping that he will not need surgery. If Perez is on your team, you are having a problem, considering he has only appeared in four games this season.

Category: Injury Updates

Ervin Santana came out of his simulated game on Tuesday with no set backs and is on track to start on Saturday against the White Sox. (Source: Rhett Bollinger on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is good news for Twins' fans as they need as much pitching as they can get. Fantasy wise, Santana is a DFS value play based on match-up. In season long leagues, Santana needs a few good starts in a row to be considered relevant.

Category: Injury Updates

Filling in for Starling Marte, Matt Joyce will take his spot in the order as well as his place in the outfield Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Joyce has been great for the Pirates in 2016, the outfielder is 12-for-31 (.387) with three home runs and 10 RBI. Even though he'll be up against the unstoppable Jake Arrieta, look for Joyce to make the most out of this opportunity.

Johnny Cueto was cruising through the first two innings and then fell off the map in the third, where he allowed six runs, and the Giants 3-0 lead went to a 6-3 deficit. Cueto came back strong and was able to keep the Reds lead through the fifth to three runs. Cueto allowed seven hits and six earned with two walks, eight strikeouts, and two walks. The biggest was allowing three runs on a home run by Joey Votto.

Fantasy Impact: Johnny Cueto has been dominant since coming over to the Bay Area, He sports a 4-1 record with a 3.61 ERA which includes 41 strikeouts in 42.1 innings with only seven walks. Cueto has gone seven innings or more in his last five starts prior to today's game.

Category: Game Recaps

Gregor Blanco gets one hit in his two at-bats. He also scored and knocked in a run.

Fantasy Impact: No fantasy value at this point for Gregor Blanco unless Angel Pagan goes to DL and he doesn't split time with Mac Williamson. Blanco has a .344 batting average with three RBI and a .563 SLG percentage.

Category: Game Recaps

Mac Williamson got the start in place of Angel Pagan. He scored once in two at-bats.

Fantasy Impact: Mac Williamson has no fantasy value at the time. He is splitting time with Gregor Blanco, and unless Angel Pagan hits the DL, there is no chance for a full-time job.

Category: Game Recaps

Cubs OF Matt Szczur was placed on the 15-day DL with a mild hamstring strain. Ryan Kalish has been called up. (Source: Carrie Muskat on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Not much relavance here for the fantasy baseball world. If Szczur is on your team and this news is significant, you need a lot more help than you realize.

Category: Injury Updates

Hunter Pence struggled against the Reds on Monday night. He had just one hit in four at-bats, but he did score twice and walked once. He also struck out twice.

Fantasy Impact: Hunter Pence struggled in the earlier part of the season, but has fired it up since then. He has five home runs, 22 RBI, and a .292 batting average to go along with a .510 slugging percentage.

Category: Game Recaps

Buster Posey scores once and collects two hits in his four plate appearances. He also walked and had one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Buster Posey continues to hit well and is now hitting .294 with four home runs, eight RBI, and a .459 slugging percentage. In his last three games, he has five hits in 11 at-bats (.363 average) with four runs and one home run.

Category: Game Recaps

Denard Span continues to be an easy out for the opposing teams. He did get one hit in his five at-bats and did drive in a run. Span id not walk or strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Denard Span has a .242 average with a .339 OBP neither is close to being worthy a leadoff hitter. In his last three games, he has two hits in 13 at-bats with just one walk and one RBI.

Category: Game Recaps

Carlos Gomez returns to the Astros lineup after missing the last three games with rib cage soreness. (Source: Baseball Press )

Fantasy Impact: Gomez has not been able to get in rhythm as he keeps getting injured. If Gomez can get on track, he is one of the few players that have a legitimate shot at achieving the coveted 20/20 power-speed combo. Carlos should be in your lineups if your short on speed. If you can afford to wait a few days, do so to see how he comes back from inury, especially in DFS games.

Category: Injury Updates

John Danks was designated for assignment by the Chicago White Sox onTuesday. (Source: Dan Hayes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Danks is in the final year of his 5yr/$65M deal. John is at best a DFS or stream play, so there is not much relavance fantasy wise. It will be interesting to see who takes his spot in the White Sox rotation.

Category: Transactions

Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe returns to the lineup tonight after missing 14 games with an intercostal strain. (Source: Baseball Press)

Fantasy Impact: Plouffe is a cheap source of RBI and home runs. If you have a better option, use it, otherwise Trevor isn't the worst to have in your lineup. Don't stress.

Category: Injury Updates

Jean Segura is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Marlins. Philip Gosselin will play second base and bat leadoff for the Diamondbacks.

Fantasy Impact: Segura was said to be battling a minor hip issue, but it doesn't sound like anything serious. He should be back in the lineup tomorrow.