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Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller left Monday night's game against the Red Sox with an apparent injury.

Fantasy Impact: Miller pitched to two batters before walking off the mound after an offering to Andrew Benintendi. The Indians haven't provided an update to his status, but Miller's fastball was sitting about 5 MPH below his norm.


Guillermo Heredia is not in the lineup Monday for Seattle's game against the Braves. (Source: Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Heredia was hitless (0-6) in his last two games in Tampa Bay, striking out three times. Yet prior to that, the 26-year-old outfielder had a modest six-game hitting streak including three multi-hit affairs. He is hitting .280/.343/.389 with six home runs, 22 RBIs and 39 runs scored this season. Leonys Martin will take his place in center field, and bat from the eight spot.


Nelson Cruz is not in the starting lineup Monday for Seattle's contest against the Braves. (Source: Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Monday's game will be the start of a three-game series in Atlanta at SunTrust Park, and thus Seattle will not have the recourse of using a designated hitter. Cruz will be available to come off the bench as a pinch hitter. The veteran slugger has been lobbying to play the field, but manager Scott Servais indicated that Cruz is doubtful to start in right field in any of the trio of games.


Mike Zunino not in lineup

Sun, Aug 20th 12:56pm EDT
By Robert Finkelstein

SEA

Mike Zunino is not in the lineup Sunday for Seattle's game against Tampa Bay. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Zunino will take a deserved rest after catching five straight games. Carlos Ruiz will take his place behind the plate, and bat at the bottom of the order. Zunino's bat may be starting to wake up. In the aforementioned five games, the 26-year-old went 6-15 with one home run, three RBIs and two runs scored.


Yonder Alonso in not in the lineup Sunday for Seattle's game against Tampa Bay. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Alonso will take a seat on the bench with southpaw Blake Snell starting on the mound for the Rays. Danny Valencia will take Alonso's spot at first base and bat out of the two-hole. Alonso is 9-24 (.375 AVG) with one homer, five RBIs, and four runs scored over his last six games.


Taylor Motter was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma Sunday. (Source: Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Motter parlayed a strong spring to a spot on Seattle's Opening Day 25-man roster. But after slashing a meager .204/.272/.355, he was sent down to Tacoma on July 24. The 27-year-old utility man did, however, manage to steal nine bases and hit seven homers with 23 RBIs and 24 runs scored. Because Motter's playing time will most likely be limited, he should be avoided in most fantasy settings. In a corresponding move, Danny Espinosa was placed on waivers for his unconditional release.


Joc Pederson demoted?

Sat, Aug 19th 12:56pm EDT
By Matthew Davis

LAD

Joc Pederson's locker was cleared out Saturday morning at Comerica Park. This is a bit of a surprise, however, the addition of Curtis Granderson makes it an easier decision. (Source: Andy McCullough on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Joc is having a down year by all means, posting a .215 AVG while only tallying 11 HR, 33 RBI and 43 runs scored. You can feel free to cut Pederson in mixed leagues.