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Tyler Glasnow (forearm) was surprised at how good he felt after Tuesday's bullpen session, and thinks he will throw another bullpen session Friday, Juan Toribio of reports. (Source: Juan Toribio on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Glasnow scheduled for another bullpen session on Friday which will be his second and he could advance to live batting practice or simulated games sometime next week. The current timetable for Glasnow has him returning to the Rays rotation sometime after the All-Star break.

A.J. Pollock, recovering from elbow surgery that has sidelined him since late April, could play rehab games during the All-Star break. (Source: Ken Gurnick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: That still makes the outfielder at least a month away from returning to the Dodgers. Alex Verdugo has flourished in his absence, so the Dodgers are looking into giving Joc Pederson work at first base, which likely would mean Max Muncy moving to second. Since Pollock was hitting .223/.287/.330 with two homers and no steals in 28 games before getting sidelined, he's not an essential stash in shallow mixed leagues.

Kyle Hendricks (shoulder) has an impingement that could keep him out until after the All-Star break. (Source: Jesse Rogers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hendricks was initially diagnosed with shoulder inflammation when he was placed on the 10-day injured list on Saturday, and he expressed confidence that he was expecting a brief absence. Further testing has revealed a more serious injury, though, and the Cubs could opt to play it safe and delay his return until after the All-Star break. An additional update on his recovery plan should be revealed soon.

The Nationals believe Max Scherzer may have broken his nose when hitting his face with a bunt during Tuesday's batting practice. (Source: Jesse Dougherty on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The ace is undergoing tests to determine the severity. As of now, his status is unclear for Wednesday's scheduled start against the Phillies.

Yoan Moncada (back) is absent from Tuesday's lineup versus the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Moncada missed several games last week with back tightness. He came back on Sunday but was later removed from the game. It's very possible he'll need an IL stint at this point.

Brandon Nimmo (neck) will be shut down from baseball activities for the next month. (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Nimmo has been on the injured list for almost a month with a bulging disk in his neck. He began a rehab stint for a week, but it was ended abruptly when his neck issue flared up again. He'll rest for another full month, and will resume baseball activities after the All-Star break.

Nomar Mazara (hamstring) has returned to the lineup on Tuesday versus Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: Mazara is batting cleanup while serving as the team's DH. He missed a couple of games with a minor hamstring issue but should be fine moving forward.

J.T. Realmuto (groin) is once again absent from Philadelphia's lineup on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Realmuto has now missed three straight games with the groin issue, which is still considered minor. Andrew Knapp is once again starting behind the plate tonight versus Washington.

Jay Bruce (hamstring) is once again absent from the Phillies' lineup on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Bruce is still expected to avoid the IL but hasn't played since Saturday. Sean Rodriguez is once again in left field tonight.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday that Jose Altuve (knee, hamstring) could return as soon as Wednesday. (Source: MLB Network Radio on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Altuve originally hurt his hamstring back on May 10th and then had a knee problem while on a rehab assignment. It looks as if he's finally ready to return, however, which is great news for fantasy owners. He should obviously be immediately re-inserted into lineups.

Justin Smoak (quadriceps) was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday. (Source: Ben Nicholson-Smith on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smoak has been on the bench for the past three games, and this injury seems to explain that trend. More details on the injury should be available soon, but it's evidently significant enough to keep Smoak off the field for at least a week. Justin Shafer was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding move.

The White Sox have placed Welington Castillo on the 10-day IL with a left oblique strain. (Source: Vinnie Duber on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Castillo has mostly been a disappointment this season, batting just .196 with five homers. He could be out for a few weeks with the oblique strain. James McCann and Zack Collins will split time behind the plate for Chicago.

Byron Buxton (wrist) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday. (Source: Brandon Warne on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Buxton hasn't played since getting hit by a pitch in Friday's game against the Royals. The issue was classified as a bruise, and there has not been an updated diagnosis, so the bruise must be severe enough to keep Buxton out at least another week. The move was made retroactive to Saturday, so he is first eligible to return next Tuesday. Jake Cave was recalled in a corresponding move.

Giancarlo Stanton (shoulder) was officially reinstated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Tuesday's game. (Source: Eduardo Encina on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Stanton has been out since the end of March with an array of injuries. He mashed in his six-game rehab stint, going 6-for-21 with five homers. He's expected to play the outfield consistently, now that Edwin Encarnacion will take over regular DH duties for the Yankees. Wherever he finds himself on the field, Stanton will bat in the middle of a fearsome lineup of Yankee sluggers.

Right-hander Trevor Williams will come back from the injured list to start for the Pirates on Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Williams has been on the IL since mid-May with a right side strain. Williams —a decent fantasy spot-start candidate against weaker lineups like Detroit — is 2-1 with a 3.33 ERA and 42 strikeouts through 54.0 innings this season. His returned will be a welcomed boost to a Pirates rotation that's been dinged up all season.

Dwight Smith (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday, Steve Melewski of reports. (Source: Steve Melewski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith is scheduled to play two games for Norfolk before then rejoining the Orioles on Thursday in Seattle if all goes well. Smith is worth grabbing in deeper fantasy leagues and AL-only formats if he is available.

Teoscar Hernandez was forced to leave Monday's game with a sprained wrist. (Source: Sportsnet)

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez suffered the injury while chasing a fly ball and colliding with the outfield wall. X-rays were negative, which is obviously a good sign, but we'll have to await word of how much time he might miss.

Willie Calhoun (quadriceps) was activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Monday's game. (Source: John Blake on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Calhoun finished a four-game rehab stint on Sunday for Triple-A Nashville, and he will rejoin the Rangers after missing nearly a month with a quad injury. Teammate Hunter Pence was placed on the 10-day injured list with a groin strain in a corresponding move. With Pence on the shelf, Calhoun should see regular playing time in the Rangers' outfield.

Hunter Pence (groin) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Monday. (Source: John Blake on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pence was removed Sunday's game against the Reds in the fifth inning, and his injury is severe enough to warrant a trip to the IL. More details of his timetable for return should be released soon.

Corey Kluber (forearm) was moved to the 60-day injured list on Monday. (Source: Cleveland Indians on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This move makes room for Mike Clevinger (back), who was activated from the 60-day injured list and will start Monday against the Rangers. Kluber has been sidelined for six weeks, and has yet to resume throwing.