Braves star OF Ronald Acuna exited Sunday’s game early due to pain in his lower abdominal muscles. (Source: Atlanta Braves on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Acuna was in pain after running the bases and removed from the game in the fourth inning. He went 0-for-2 with one walk and a run scored before exiting. It's unclear the severity of Acuna’s abdominal injury, but an update should be provided after the game. Stay tuned.
Sun, Apr 18th 10:40am EDT
By Mike Maher
The Washington Nationals have placed Stephen Strasburg (right shoulder inflammation) and on the 10-day injured list. The Strasburg move is retroactive to April 15, according to Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post. (Source: Jesse Dougherty on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Strasburg did not pitch well in his last outing, had noticeably diminished velocity, and was seen on camera grabbing at his shoulder. Strasburg and manager Dave Martinez both said that he was fine after his worrisome outing against the Cardinals, but now he lands on the IL. The note that the move is retroactive to April 15 is potentially a good sign and could indicate that the Nationals expect Strasburg back as early as next weekend.