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National's outfielder Adam Eaton appeared to roll his ankle while beating out an infield single Friday night against the Mets. He needed to be carried off of the field before being replaced with a pinch runner. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The severity of Eaton's injury is still unknown, but hopefully there will be word on his status later today. Owners should be prepared for Eaton to miss a few starts at the least.


Carlos Rodon plays catch

Sat, Apr 29th 8:02am EDT
By Ryan Trammell

CWS

Carlos Rodon played catch while the White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper watched on Monday. (Source: Dan Hayes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rodon was in town for a routine checkup on his bicep with the White Sox medical staff. It's a good sign to see him at least playing catch, however little is known beyond that as far as a timetable for his return.


According to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, it is "feasible" for Joc Pederson to come off the disabled list next Friday. (Source: Andy McCullough on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pederson's groin injury appeared minor at the time, so it's reassuring to hear he is likely on track for a short DL stint.


Nelson Cruz was scratched from the Mariners' lineup Friday with cramping in his hamstring. (Source: Ryan Divish on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hopefully this isn't a serious injury, but ot much is known about the extent of injury right now, so it's worth keeping an eye on Cruz's status over the weekend. The Mariners moved Dan Vogelbach from 1B to DH and put Taylor Motter at 1B in Cruz's place.


Devin Mesoraco will make his 2017 debut tonight and bat seventh.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the start, Mesoraco will likely split time at catcher until he gets back into the swing of things.


Yoenis Cespedes has been placed on the 10-day disabled list by the New York Mets, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. This news comes after Cespedes left Thursday's game after reaggravating a hamstring injury while running the bases. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This isn't a surprise after Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday's game. Cespedes had already missed a few games due to a sore hamstring, and it appears he aggravated the injury while running the bases. While he has been consistently productive when in the starting line, especially during his time with the Mets, he has had trouble staying healthy. It is not yet clear whether or not Cespedes will miss more than the required 10 games, but the Mets will likely not want to rush their superstar back to the lineup and risk losing him for a longer period of time.


Roberto Osuna notched his third blown save of the season on Thursday, allowing a ninth-inning two-run HR to Randal Grichuk. He allowed two hits, two runs and had two strikeouts in the ninth inning.

Fantasy Impact: Osuna's three blown saves to only one conversion is a hideous number, as is his five earned runs over just six innings. He's not the same as he was in 2016, and a marked drop in velocity and a pipe-straight fastball are likely to blame. Osuna started the season on the DL, and it's looking likely that he'll head back if he can't get this sorted out.


Kyle Seager returned to the Mariners' lineup Thursday after sitting out several games with a hip injury. He finished 2-for-4 with a double, RBI, and run scored.

Fantasy Impact: It was good to see Seager back in the lineup, and he turned in a good game to boot. Still, he's been alarmingly light on power to start the season, contributing to a lackluster .736 OPS. That's largely fueled by his average and OBP, as he only has six extra-base hits (no home runs).


Sean Manaea will resume throwing on Friday, and he's hoping to return as early as next week after experiencing tightness in his throwing arm. (Source: Susan Slusser on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This would be a boon for fantasy owners, who looked to be without Manaea for potentially an extended stretch after he showed a drop in velocity and experienced the discomfort. More will be known this weekend after Manaea throws and has a day to recover.


Gary Sanchez will begin a rehab assignment with the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate on Tuesday. He's been sidelined with a biceps injury. (Source: Sweeny Murti on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sanchez will return after a brief stint in the minors, perhaps as soon as next weekend. He was off to a slow start, but hopefully a healthy Sanchez can return to his 2016 breakout form.


Shelby Miller has been diagnosed with a torn UCL in his throwing arm. He's been moved from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day DL. (Source: Diamondbacks)

Fantasy Impact: This was not unexpected, as there were reports that Miller could require Tommy John surgery. That's one option, and a likely one for a torn UCL, but he could elect other treatment as a way to avoid surgery. Either way, he'll be sidelined for an extended stretch. It's a disappointing end to what was a promising start to the season.


Brock Holt (vertigo) is set to begin his rehab assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports. His vertigo has kept him on the shelf since April 21, but Holt is ready to get back into game action. (Source: Pete Abraham on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Red Sox could use Holt in their lineup with the injury to Pablo Sandoval at 3B. The utility infielder is a better real life player than in fantasy and only has value in very deep fantasy leagues.


Noah Syndergaard has been scratched from his Thursday afternoon start with right bicep discomfort that has led to a "tired arm," according to Jared Diamond on Twitter. Matt Harvey will start for the Mets in his place. (Source: Jared Diamond on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Discomfort in a pitcher's throwing arm is never great news, but this could still turn out to be precautionary. Noah Syndergaard has to be evaluated by a doctor but could apparently start on Sunday if he is cleared and if rest helps alleviate the discomfort. This is obviously a situation worth monitoring heading into the weekend.


Rich Hill threw a successful bullpen session, not aggravating his blister injury in the process. He threw a 30-pitch session on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: While this is good news, the pitch quality wasn't where it needed to be, according to the team. As a result, Hill will require more time rehabbing and proving that he's able to not only pitch, but pitch effective, without aggravating the blister injury. It's to be determined if this will be as a starter or reliever.


Aaron Sanchez threw off the mound for the first time Wednesday after logging a 30-pitch bullpen session Tuesday. He could return from his blister injury as soon as this weekend. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: The Jays were hoping it wouldn't be long before Sanchez returned from the blister and that it wouldn't be a lingering issue. Owners will have to see how he does in his first start back from the injury, but hopefully it will be behind him.


Miguel Cabrera could be back with the Tigers as soon as May 2, according to the team. He's currently on the disabled list with a groin injury. (Source: Detroit News)

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera showed signs of turning things around at the plate after his very slow start. The injury didn't help his cause, but it's far too early to give up on a hitter of Cabrera's pedigree. Owners should continue to hold the slugger.