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Joey Gallo was sent back to Texas to have his hamstring examined by Dr. Shane Seroyer. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Gallo has been receiving treatment on his hamstring for the past seven to 10 days. Don't be surprised if Gallo gets put on the DL. Getting sent to get examined usually isn't a good sign at this point. Drew Robinson was called up Saturday and will more than likely stick around if Gallo goes on the DL.

Alex Dickerson opted to undergo a season ending microdiscectomy, a surgery to remove bulging disc material in his lower back. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: This is Dickerson's second discectomy procedure and several attempts to rehab the injury with rest has proved fruitless. This is very disappointing news for Dickerson fans and owners. Dickerson was set to have an outbreak season for the Padres this year. Dickerson says he should be fully recovered by December and should be ready for Spring Training in 2018

Trevor Cahill will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Lake Elsinore on Thursday. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Cahill hasn't faced live hitters in more than a month. He'll more than likely need a few appearances before he returns to the Padres rotation. If all goes well he could be back by early July.

Mariners manager Scott Servais said Sunday there's no time table for a third rehab start for Hisashi Iwakuma. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: After Iwakuma got roughed up in his last outing, the Mariners are giving him some extra time to feel better and get a good feel for where the ball is coming out. Iwakuma has been out since May 3rd.

Drew Smyly threw 50 pitches including a 25-pitch simulated inning and felt great afterwards. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Smyly is scheduled to throw two more simulated innings on Junes 28th, and barring no setbacks, he'll then go on a rehab assignment. According to Mel Stottlemyre Jr. Smyly's breaking ball doesn't have its usual bite, but it will take some time to gain that bite back. Smyly's been on the DL since March 30th with a left arm flexor strain.

In his first start back from the disabled list, Brandon Finnegan left the game in the bottom of the fourth inning after being looked at by a member of the Reds' training staff. (Source: Cincinnati Reds on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: No injury update has been given yet, but Finnegan leaving early in his first start off the disabled list is not a good sign. He grimaced while pitching to the first batting in the bottom of the fourth inning, and he left the game shortly after the training staff visited the mound. Finnegan had missed the last two months with a shoulder strain. Monitor his status in the next day or so for an update from the team.

Kevin Siegrist was placed on the 10-day DL with a cervical spine sprain. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Siegrist hasn't been much more than a lefty specialist this year for the Cardinals. Don't expect much more out of him this year. There are better options out of the pen.

Hanley Ramirez (knee) was scratched from the Red Sox lineup Monday. Chris Young takes his spot as DH, batting sixth. (Source: Pete Abraham on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez fouled a ball off his knee yesterday, but stayed in the game. Apparently the injury was bad enough to hold him out today. He should be considered day-to-day for now.

Addison Russell is out of the Cubs lineup Monday with a shoulder injury. Javier Baez is playing SS and batting fifth in his place. (Source: Carrie Muskat on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Russell left Sunday's game against the Marlins with the injury, and was not expected to be in the lineup today. He should be considered day-to-day for now.

Michael Brantley has been activated from the disabled list by the Cleveland Indians and is expected to be in the starting lineup on Monday. Brantley hasn't played since June 14 while recovering from a sprained right ankle, but he has been cleared to return and will not head out on a rehab assignment. (Source: Cleveland Indians on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is good news for Brantley owners, but he does draw the tough task of facing left-hander Cole Hamels, who is also fresh off the disabled list, in his first game back. He is slashing .296 / .360 / .432 through 54 games this season.

Matt Holliday missed Sunday's game due to lingering effects of an allergy reaction he experienced in Oakland last week.

Fantasy Impact: Holliday appears to be struggling with a mysterious allergy reaction that is serious enough to really have manager Joe Girardi concerned. It's also serious enough to have plausibly contributed to the 0-for-11 slide with five strikeouts in his last 12 plate appearances. Either way, stay tuned as Holliday may be out of the lineup often in the coming days while the Yankees figure out what is going on with him.

Nomar Mazara sat out for the second straight game on Sunday with a bruised forearm after being hit by a pitch on Friday. He was available to pinch-hit, so the injury is not believed to be serious. (Source: Evan Grant on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The important thing here is that Mazara appears to be fine and was just being held out with some soreness. The fact that he was available to pinch-hit means he will not need a trip to the disabled list and should be back in the lineup in the coming days.

Starlin Castro sat out Sunday's game against the Rangers after receiving a cortisone shot in his ailing wrist. (Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It appears to have been bothering Castro for several weeks but is something he should continue to play through. Fantasy owners will have to keep a close eye on potential days off for rest as long as the wrist is bothering him. Castro's having a fantastic season batting .315/.350/.490 with 12 home runs and 45 RBIs.

The Yankees activated Jacoby Ellsbury from the seven-day concussion DL on Monday. The team placed Aaron Hicks on the 10-day DL with an oblique injury to make room for Ellsbury. (Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although it was thought that Ellsbury might be relegated to a bench role upon returning, Hicks's injury opens the door for him to become a regular player immediately. He should once again man center field for the Yankees, and provide solid run and stolen base production.

Zack Wheeler completed a successful 72-pitch bullpen session on Sunday, and is expected to start Friday against the Phillies, according to the New York Daily News. (Source: New York Daily News)

Fantasy Impact: Wheeler had been pitching well this season until his last two starts, during which he allowed 15 earned runs in just 3 2/3 innings pitched. While owners will want to be careful as it's his first time back on the mound, it's difficult to keep Wheeler on your bench in a matchup against the Phillies at Citi Field.

Aaron Hicks will be placed on the 10-day disabled list and is expected to miss three-to-four weeks with an oblique injury. (Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hicks hurt himself during Sunday's game against the Rangers, but although several weeks sounds like a lengthy period of time, it's actually fairly standard for a low-grade oblique strain. Expect Jacoby Ellsbury, who should be returning shortly from the disabled list, to get the bulk of playing time in the outfield.

Gonzalez (shoulder) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez will stay on the bench for the third consecutive game as he's been plagued by a bout of shoulder soreness. He's having a poor year thus far, so perhaps some time on the bench will be good for him.

Dexter Fowler was placed on the 10-Day DL Sunday with a right heel spur. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: This is bad news for the Cardinals and Fowler owners as Fowler was really swinging a hot bat. If you're looking for a bat to replace him, look at picking up Tommy Pham or Randal Grichuk as they will benefit the most out of him going on the DL.

Zach Britton continues to make progress on his rehab assignment with a goal to return to Baltimore on July 5th. He has pitched three innings at Single-A Delmarva without allowing a run. (Source: Brittany Ghiroli on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Britton has been out since May 4th and will continue to work his way up through the Orioles minor league affiliates over the next two weeks. July 5th is just five games before the All-Star break so look for Britton to work in non-save situations during those games as an extension of his rehab before returning to the closer's role after the break if everything continues to progress well.