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Carlos Carrasco was placed on the 10-day disabled list after taking a liner off his right elbow Saturday. The team is calling it a right elbow contusion. (Source: Tom Withers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fortunately for owners, nothing appears to be broken, although it's unknown at this time how long Carrasco is expected to miss.

Brandon Belt went 0-for-4 in his return from the disabled list.

Fantasy Impact: Belt had been out since the beginning of the month after requiring an appendectomy. He was in the midst of a breakout season, so owners will hope that he can pick up where he left off. He's posted a triple slash of .301/.396/.536 with 11 homers.

Clayton Kershaw is slated to throw a simulated game early this week, either Tuesday or Wednesday. (Source: Pedro Moura on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He's expected to go three or four innings during the simulated game, and then he'll require a rehab start. He could be ready for activation at that point, which would put him back in late June or early July. He's been sidelined by a back injury, but he's pitched well when he's been healthy this season.

Jay Bruce to return Sunday

Sun, Jun 17th 9:49am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Jay Bruce is expected to rejoin the Mets lineup on Sunday. He's been out since earlier this week with a back injury. (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bruce has been dealing with ailments through the year which is likely why he's failed to return value. Despite his swing-and-miss tendencies, Bruce had been a consistent contributor of power entering the season. Now, he's only sporting a triple slash of .216/.297/.327 with three homers on the season.

Elvis Andrus (elbow) had his rehab assignment shifted to Triple-A Round Rock. (Source: John Blake on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Andrus will play in Triple-A on Saturday and Sunday, and assuming all goes well he'll then be cleared to rejoin the Rangers for the beginning of next week. Keep an eye on updates.

Adeiny Hechavarria (hamstring) was activated off the 10-day disabled list on Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hechavarria is more known for his glove than his bat. The 29-year-old shortstop is hitting .273 with two home runs on the season and is not worth rostering in fantasy leagues.

Christian Arroyo was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a left oblique strain, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Arroyo's injury does not serious and should not be out much longer than the 10 days. The 23-year-old infielder has not done much at the plate this season hitting .264 with one home run over 20 games and is not worth stashing in fantasy leagues.

Ronald Acuña (knee) ran the bases on Saturday without any issue. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: He’ll spend the next few days working out, and the Braves believe they’ll know next week when he’s ready for minor league rehab games. Atlanta is being very cautious with their prized rookie, but it shouldn’t be too much longer before he returns to action. Before spraining his ACL, Acuña posted a .779 OPS with five homers in 29 big league games.

Yonder Alonso has been placed on the family medical emergency list on June 15, and he will be out for 3-7 days. (Source: Indians on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Alonso's average was creeping up, but at the expense of his power. The Indians will get creative in the meantime - they employed Edwin Encarnacion at first and had Francisco Lindor DH Saturday.

Braves placed RHP Mike Foltynewicz on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 13, with right triceps tightness. (Source: Mark Bowman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This should just be a short-term stay on the disabled list and Foltynewicz is eligible to come back next Saturday. Fantasy owners should stash the 26-year-old if they are able to.

Justin Upton has been scratched from the Angels' lineup for Saturday's game against the A's with lower back stiffness. (Source: Jeff Fletcher on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Upton looked fine on Friday night, and considering he was in the original lineup on Saturday, this is likely just a precautionary move. Don't expect Upton to miss much time.

The Angels have activated Andrelton Simmons from the 10-day disabled list. (Source: Jeff Fletcher on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a bit of a surprise and sooner than expected, but Simmons had made significant progress over the last few days. He can be inserted back into fantasy lineups immediately.

Matt Adams left Friday's game against the Blue Jays after taking a pitch off the finger while attempting to bunt. “We’re going to wait to see how he reacts tomorrow, and we’ll go from there,” Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. (Source: Jerry Crasnick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Adams was hit while attempting to bunt to beat a shift by the Blue Jays. There is currently no timetable for his return, but look for an update on his status on Saturday.

Zach Cozart was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday with a left shoulder subluxation, retroactive to June 14. (Source: Angels on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cozart strained his shoulder in a game against the Mariners on Wednesday and it caused him to leave the game. There have been no reports on how serious the injury at this time but it is serious enough to warrant a trip to the disabled list.

Jim Johnson was placed on the 10-day DL due to a back injury. (Source: Angels on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There have not been any updates on Johnson's back injury but it sounds like a lumbar strain. Fantasy owners can move on from the veteran reliever whose fantasy value only comes from holds at the moment.

Garrett Richards was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday with a left hamstring strain, retroactive to June 14. (Source: Angels on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Richards hurt his hamstring on Wednesday when he was forced to leave his start after two innings. Richards underwent an MRI on Thursday determine the severity of the issue, but the team did not specify the grade of the strain he's dealing with. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates.

Jorge Soler suffered a fracture of the first metatarsal in his left foot Friday against the Athletics after fouling a ball off his foot, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic Kansas City reports. (Source: Rustin Dodd on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Soler will certainly be placed on the disabled list on Saturday by the Royals. Typically injuries of this nature could take up to a couple of months to heal. Fantasy owners should move on from Soler if his timetable is that long.

Kevin Kiermaier (thumb) went 1-for-4 while playing center field in Triple-A Durham's win over Gwinnett on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Kiermaier played his third rehab game as the veteran outfielder continues to work his way back to the majors after having thumb surgery earlier in the season. Kiermaier is a good player to have in deeper leagues and fantasy owners should grab him once he gets activated.

Chris Archer (abdomen) played catch at Tropicana Field with teammate Jake Faria (oblique) Friday and reported feeling good, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: While this is good news it looks like Archer is still has a way to go before he will get back on the mound for the Rays. Fantasy owners should continue to stash the 29-year-old pitcher if they can.

Matt Chapman (hand) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. (Source: Susan Slusser on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chapman was left out of the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Angels after suffering a hand contusion at some point during the series versus Houston this week. The team feels it is bad enough to warrant a trip to the DL. Chad Pinder will see a majority of the starts with Chapman out.