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Mike Montgomery has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation. He was being put back into the rotation again due to the injuries elsewhere before the injury. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Montgomery has been an important element of the rotation this season but the staff had hoped to start managing his innings. The possible setback of Yu Darvish on Sunday could lead to Montgomery having to make a start or two down the stretch.


Cleveland.com reports that Edwin Encarnacion is making progress after suffering a bruised hand and biceps soreness, as his symptoms have reduced. While he is eligible to come off of the DL on Tuesday, that is not likely to happen.

Fantasy Impact: Manager Terry Francona said that the Tribe may wait until rosters expand on September 1 to bring EE back, which makes plenty of sense given the Indians' large lead in the AL Central. If any owners are foolish enough to drop him, make sure you pick him up instantly. EE has 25 homers and 81 RBI so far this year.


Sean Doolittle (foot) told reporters he felt "okay" after a bullpen session Saturday. (Source: Jorge Castillo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: A return "doesn't seem imminent" according to Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post, which is bad news for the Nationals and Doolitte's fantasy owners. It's hard to even estimate when Doolittle will return, since his injury was supposedly only going to be a minimum stay when he was placed on the disabled list back around the All-Star break. He's still worth holding on a disabled list spot, but it has certainly been a frustrating situation for fantasy owners.


Marcus Stroman was placed on the disabled list due to his blister issue.

Fantasy Impact: The Blue Jays are hoping Stroman can return to the rotation after the minimum of 10 days. They thought they may be able to avoid a DL stint, but they are now going to give him at least the minimum of 10 days to recover. He had been a bit better of late, but he still has a poor ERA and WHIP of 5.27 and 1.44 on the season.


Ervin Santana returns to DL

Sun, Aug 19th 12:28pm EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Ervin Santana was placed on the disabled list with a finger injury. (Source: Mike Berardino on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Santana continues to deal with the injury that resulted him in missing the first half of the regular season. He will see a hand specialist Tuesday to determine the next steps. He has struggled since returning from the disabled list, and the continued injury would explain it.


Stephen Strasburg (neck) will not return on Tuesday as was originally planned, according to Nationals' manager Dave Martinez. (Source: Jorge Castillo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg threw a 42-pitch bullpen session, and something must not have looked or felt right for him. He may need to make a rehab start, which would mean the following week would be a more likely return date if that's the case.


Kelvin Herrera (shoulder) threw a 15-pitch sim game Saturday. (Source: Jorge Castillo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He could return as early as Tuesday or Wednesday, which would help put an end to the Nationals' bullpen woes. With Sean Doolittle seemingly not close to a return Herrera should assume the closer's role upon coming back to the club.


Jeremy Hellickson (wrist) was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Saturday. (Source: Chelsea Janes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hellickson suffered the injury on a home plate collision last Wednesday. His X-rays were negative, but an MRI revealed a badly sprained wrist on his pitching arm. He may only miss one start, but there is no definitive timetable for his return at this time.


Austin Romine is fine after Saturday's game despite leaving the contest after taking a foul ball off the face mask, Erik Boland of Newsday reports. (Source: Erik Boland on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Romine was lifted from the game in the fifth inning after being hit by a foul tip. It sounds like he should be back in the lineup but don't be surprised if he gets Sunday off. The veteran catcher currently has a full-time role at catcher with Gary Sanchez hurt.


Mike Trout (wrist) is not expected to return to the Angels until the club's next homestand, which begins Aug. 24, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports. (Source: Maria Guardado on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Trout was expected back on Thursday but his brother in law has passed away so the team is giving him some extra time off. It looks like now that Trout could be back on Friday against the Astros.


Brandom Morrow threw from a mound for the first time since July 20 on Saturday. He still has several steps to complete and is hoping he can return in early September. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Morrow is becoming mostly a luxury left for teams in season-long roto and who feel safe that they will make the playoffs. This is good news for Strop owners though.


The Boston Red Sox announced this afternoon that likely American League Cy Young, Chris Sale, was moved to the disabled list because of an inflamed shoulder. Apparently, the injury is mild and Boston expects him back in 10 days. (Source: Red Sox on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: More than likely, this is a precautionary trip to the DL to get Sale ready for the playoffs. The Red Sox already have the AL East wrapped up so there is no need to push it with a minor pain to their ace. Your fantasy team will certainly miss him for two weeks, however.


The Cubs expect to have Kris Bryant back by the end of August. (Source: Chicago Sun-Times)

Fantasy Impact: This is good news that he'll be back and available for fantasy owners down the stretch, though his production remains to be determined as he seemingly continues to be ailed by a shoulder injury. Prior to hitting the DL, Bryant had posted a triple slash of .276/.380/.474 with 11 homers in just over 300 at-bats.


Eduardo Rodriguez is on track to make a rehab start on Monday. If all continues to go well, he'll rejoin the Red Sox rotation before the end of August. (Source: Boston Herald)

Fantasy Impact: This is great news for owners, as there was some concern when or if Rodriguez would be able to return this season when he first suffered the injury. He should be back for the stretch run of the fantasy season. He provided an ERA and WHIP of 3.44 and 1.22 with over a strikeout per inning prior to the injury, collecting 11 wins in 19 starts.


Kenley Jansen threw again on Friday and told reporters he felt "great." He is hoping that he'll be cleared to pitch on Monday. (Source: Andy McCullough on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jansen is anxious to return and is doing everything in his power to get back to the Dodgers. The team certainly needs him given the status of their bullpen behind him. When he does return, he'll resume his role as the team's closer.


Eric Thames exited Friday's game with knee soreness. He's considered day-to-day. (Source: Brewers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The extent of the injury isn't clear, but it was suffered when he collided with teammate Lorenzo Cain. Owners will need to monitor the situation as it unfolds this weekend.


JaCoby Jones (hamstring) participated in some running Friday and he's confident he'll be activated after missing the minimum, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. (Source: Chris McCosky on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones landed on the disabled list due to a right hamstring strain, but the injury doesn't appear overly serious, as he's expected to return Aug. 23 when eligible. The 26-year-old outfielder does not need to be stashed as he is hitting just .204 on the season.