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Felix Bautista will undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the postseason and all of the 2024 season. (Source: Nathan Ruiz )

Fantasy Impact: The Orioles knew that surgery was likely after the season, but were holding out hope that he would be able to still pitch in the postseason. Bautista did sign an extension with the Orioles through the 2025 season, which is when the closer is likely to return.

Corey Seager is in the Rangers lineup on Wednesday against the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Seager returns after leaving Tuesday's game early after getting hit by a pitch.

Cubs infielder Jeimer Candelario (back) has been reinstated from the 10-day injured list and is starting Wednesday versus the Braves. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Candelario is getting the starting nod at first base and will hit seventh against Braves righty Darius Vines. The veteran infielder has enjoyed a resurgent season and has hit .237 with five homers and a pair of stolen bases across 36 games since being brought back to Chicago at the trade deadline.

Frankie Montas is “in play” to pitch for the Yankees during the series in Kansas City. (Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Montas was on a rehab assignment and the Yankees are looking for him to give them about three innings. He is set to become a free agent this offseason.

Bo Naylor is back in the starting lineup Tuesday after missing the last two games with a thumb injury. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Naylor was removed from Friday's contest with the Orioles due to a right thumb contusion but will return to catch and hit eighth Tuesday versus the Reds. It's been a productive rookie season for the younger Naylor brother who has nine homers and five stolen bases across 63 games on the season.

Ketel Marte (illness) is not in the starting lineup Monday vs. the Yankees. (Source: Arizona Diamondbacks on X)

Fantasy Impact: Marte was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to an illness and will also sit out Monday's game. Geraldo Perdomo will play second base and bat ninth.

Luis Robert Jr. exited early Sunday with right knee soreness. (Source: Scott Merkin on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Robert apparently suffered the injury in the first inning while sliding into second base. Fantasy managers should consider him day-to-day for now.

Yandy Diaz exited Sunday’s game early with an apparent leg injury. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Diaz was removed from the game after tweaking something in his leg while running down the first base line. Diaz will have the Rays off day Monday to try and heal up before the series opener with the Red Sox Tuesday.

The Red Sox activated Kenley Jansen from the COVID-19 IL Saturday. (Source: Red Sox on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Jansen has been out of action for 10 days after testing positive for COVID-19. The 35-year-old could be eased back into high leverage situations considering the long layoff.

Rays 2B Brandon Lowe was placed on the 10-day IL with a fractured right patella. (Source: Rays Communications on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Lowe suffered the injury Thursday when he took a foul ball off his knee. The veteran is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, which likely rules out a return at any point in the postseason.

Rays RP Jason Adam was placed on the 15-day IL with a left oblique strain. (Source: Rays Communications on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Adam underwent tests after exiting his relief appearance Friday and will now miss at least the remainder of the regular season. The team is hopeful that the 32-year-old will recover in time to join the Rays’ postseason roster.

Orioles 1B Ryan Mountcastle (shoulder) could return from the IL when first eligible, per manager Brandon Hyde. (Source: Roch Kubatko on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Mountcastle is dealing with inflammation in his left shoulder and has yet to take swing, but did stand in during a bullpen session Saturday. The 26-year-old is eligible to return from the injured list this upcoming Wednesday.

The Marlins placed Eury Perez on the 15-day IL with left SI joint inflammation. (Source: Andre Fernandez on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The move to the IL will likely end the rookie’s excellent first season. The 20-year-old finishes the 2023 season with a 3.15 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 108 strikeouts over 19 starts. Perez would be eligible to return to the team’s active roster if the Marlins make the playoffs.

Reds OF Harrison Bader (groin) will not return this season, per manager David Bell. (Source: Charlie Goldsmith on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Bader was placed on the injured list Monday with a groin strain and will now not return this season. The 29-year-old veteran played in just 14 games with the Reds after being claimed off waivers. Bader finishes the 2023 season with a .232 batting average, seven home runs, 40 RBI, and 20 stolen bases in 98 games.

Angels SP Tyler Anderson was placed on the 15-day IL Saturday with knee soreness. (Source: Erica Weston on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Anderson had his start pushed back due to knee soreness, but will now miss the remainder of the season. Fantasy managers should expect the Angels to announce a replacement for Sunday’s start soon. Anderson finished the 2023 season with a 6-6 record, a 5.43 ERA, a 1.49 WHIP, and 119 strikeouts in 27 games.

Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena left Friday's game against the Blue Jays early with right quad tightness. (Source: Ryan Bass on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 28-year-old has been a force for the Rays once again this season. He is hitting .254 with 23 home runs, 22 stolen bases, and a .787 OPS this season while drawing walks in 12.1% of his plate appearances. He joins a long list of injured Rays as they compete with the Orioles for the AL East crown.

Los Angeles Angels reliever Aaron Loup has been placed on the 15-day injured list due to a left shoulder strain. (Source: Angels PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While the move is retroactive to Sept. 20, Loup's season has come to an end. The veteran southpaw tossed an unsightly 6.10 ERA across 55 appearances this season, although his 4.37 FIP and 4.34 SIERA suggest he was hindered by some serious poor luck in the 2023 season.

Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech underwent a procedure to remove a cyst from his right knee on Friday and will finish the season on the injured list. (Source: Daryl Van Schouwen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Once one of the more highly-regarded young pitchers in the game, Kopech has endured a tough 2023 season. The right-hander has worked to a 5.43 ERA across 30 outings (27 starts) while dealing with serious control issues by way of a 15.4% BB%.

Minnesota Twins infielder Royce Lewis has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain. (Source: Do-Hyoung Park on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lewis has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 hamstring strain, the best-case scenario in this situation. The oft-injured former top prospect has been a monster for the Twins in limited action this season, hitting .309 with 15 home runs, six stolen bases, and a .392 wOBA across 58 appearances on the campaign.

Boston Red Sox infielder Luis Urias has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a left calf strain. (Source: Chris Henrique on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Urias left a contest on Wednesday with left calf tightness while his placement on the injured list will likely end his season. Acquired from the Brewers prior to the trade deadline, Urias hit .225 with two homers across 32 games with the Red Sox this season.