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Jose Iglesias was reinstated from the 10-day IL Wednesday. (Source: Nick Groke on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Iglesias had been out of action for a few weeks with a thumb injury. The 32-year-old is slashing .300/.337/.392 with three home runs, 47 runs batted in, and two stole bases in 114 games.

Charlie Blackmon will miss the remainder of the season with a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Fantasy Impact: Blackmon will finish the season slashing .264/.314/.419 with 16 home runs, 78 runs batted in, and four stolen bases in 135 games played. Fantasy managers can safely move on from Blackmon.

Corey Seager (forearm) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday. (Source: Evan Grant on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Seager was hit by a pitch Tuesday and is dealing with what is described as a "badly" bruised forearm. It's unclear how long he will need to rest, but he did have X-Rays that came back negative.

Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez left Tuesday's game early with right ankle discomfort. Dusty Baker said X-rays came back negative after the game, per Astros beat writer Julia Morales on Twitter. (Source: Sports Net SouthWest)

Fantasy Impact: Baker went on to say that Alvarez is considered day-to-day. The last month or two he has dealt with one thing after another. It would not be a surprise to see him rested for at least the next few days, if not the rest of the regular season. His health come postseason is by far paramount.

Eugenio Suarez (finger) has been activated from the 10-day IL. Taylor Trammel has been optioned to Triple-A. (Source: Ryan Divish on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Suarez was placed on the IL on 9/17 with a fracture in his right finger, but it turns out it was minor and he will return when first eligible. He has been able to swing without much of an issue, so he should continue to serve as a good power source for the Mariners and fantasy managers. He has 31 HRs and a 134 wRC+ in 2022.

Nick Castellanos (oblique) has been activated from the 10-day IL. Donny Sands has been sent down to Triple-A. (Source: Philadelphia Phillies on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Castellanos has been out since 9/2 but will return in time to help the Phillies secure a playoff spot. He was hitting well in the 10 games prior to his injury, hitting .295 with 2 HRs and a 113 wRC+. He should be in the lineup nearly every day from here on out.

Lance McCullers Jr. was scratched from Tuesday’s start with an illness. (Source: Chandler Rome on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: McCullers has an illness which could keep him out for an unspecified amount of time. Luis Garcia will start in his place on Tuesday.

Julio Rodriguez has been progressing well and will likely return when first eligible on October 3. (Source: Ryan Divish on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rodriguez would only be back for a maximum of three days of the regular season, limiting his fantasy value. The Mariners do play a doubleheader against the Tigers on October 4, so Rodriguez could end up playing four games.

Dane Dunning underwent successful surgery on his right hip Monday. (Source: Kennedi Landy on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dunning will miss the rest of this season and will have a clearer timetable for a return once the rehab process is underway. There is a chance he isn't ready for the start of the 2023 season. He ends 2022 with a 4.46 ERA and 137 strikeouts in 153.1 innings.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is hitting and throwing on Monday and doing some running progression. (Source: Kaitlyn McGrath on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gurriel is not ready to run the bases yet. The hope is he will be able to return by the end of the regular season, but it is not a guarantee.

Santiago Espinal is reportedly doing some light baseball activity. (Source: Kaitlyn McGrath on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Espinal was placed on the injured list last week with a left oblique strain. Toronto will continue to ease him back into action with hope he can return by the end of the regular season.

Cal Raleigh is reportedly really battling through a left thumb injury. (Source: Daniel Kramer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The playing time for Raleigh will be dictated by the pain. He will likely see some off days over the next week or so.

Ronald Acuna Jr. returns to the Braves lineup on Monday after missing the previous four games with a back injury. (Source: Kris Willis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Acuna did pinch hit in Sunday's game and delivered an RBI single in the 11th innings to help propel the Braves to the victory over the Phillies. Acuna's health could be a big factor for the Braves winning their fifth straight NL East championship.

Tyler Glasnow (elbow) is expected to be activated from the IL Wednesday to start against the Guardians. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Glasnow threw a bullpen session Sunday and looks to be ready to make his 2022 debut. He will be limited to around 45 pitches or 2-3 innings and likely won't work up to a full workload until 2023. He had a 2.66 ERA and 12.58 K/9 in 2021.

Frankie Montas (shoulder) is unlikely to be a part of the playoff rotation. He has yet to resume throwing and won't be able to work up to a full starter's workload in time. (Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Manager Aaron Boone added that a relief or opener role might be in play for Montas. It's unclear how long it will take for Montas to resume throwing, but it won't make a difference for fantasy leagues at this point. He can be dropped in all leagues.

Zach Plesac (hand) is scheduled to be activated from the IL and start Friday against the Royals. (Source: Zack Meisel on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Plesac has been out since 9/2 with a fractured left hand and has been progressing well towards a return. He completed a rehab start Saturday where he threw 5 shutout innings (65 pitches) with 5 strikeouts. He will likely be on somewhat of a pitch count in his first start back.

Wander Franco (hand) is not expected to miss any time due to injury. Manager Kevin Cash said, "He would have hit had the game been a little closer." (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Franco left Sunday's game early due to jamming his left hand. It's important to note that this is not the hand he had surgery on earlier in the season. Franco has been great since returning from the IL and should be back in the lineup ASAP.

Jesse Winker left Sunday's game against the Royals with a left wrist bruise. (Source: Shannon Drayer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Winker left the game after getting hit by a pitch. He will be day-to-day for now.