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Austin Adams needs ACL surgery

Sun, Sep 22nd 9:53pm EDT
By Brad Camara

Austin Adams underwent an MRI on Sunday that revealed damage to the ACL in his right knee. He'll require surgery to repair his knee and is expected to need 6-to-8 months to recover. (Source: Greg Johns on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Adams also relayed that he sustained meniscus damage to the knee and will delay his surgery until the inflammation he's been experiencing calms down. He should have a key spot in the Seattle bullpen waiting for him once he's healthy again, but the timing of the knee procedure means he'll likely open 2020 on the injured list.

Max Muncy was out of Sunday's lineup versus the Rockies with a quad injury.

Fantasy Impact: Muncy left Friday's game with the injury and hasn't played either of the past two days. It's considered a minor issue for now.

X-rays on Kris Bryant's ankle came back negative on Sunday. (Source: Jesse Rogers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bryant left Sunday's game versus the Cardinals with the injury as the Cubs lost their sixth straight game. Consider him day-to-day moving forward.

Royals manager Ned Yost confirms Adalberto Mondesi (shoulder) is done for the season. (Source: Jeffrey Flanagan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mondesi left Sunday's game after re-injuring his shoulder on a diving stop in the field. He missed over a month with a shoulder issue this summer, so the Royals are shutting him down. The 24-year-old finishes the season with 42 steals and should once again be a polarizing pick in 2020 fantasy drafts.

Jose Ramirez (hand) is expected to return to the Indians' lineup on Tuesday. (Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez was once thought to be done for the season but has progressed much quicker than expected from a hamate bone surgery. He faced live pitching this weekend and will be a welcome addition as the Indians remain in the American League Wild Card race. Ramirez was on fire before suffering the injury, but it would be understandable if he's pretty rusty upon returning.

David Price will undergo surgery on Thursday to remove a cyst from his ailing wrist. (Source: Chris Cotillo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The good news is it isn't expected to be a length rehab process, so he should be fine for spring training. Price finishes the 2019 season with a 4.28 ERA over 22 starts.

Avisail Garcia (illness) is not in Sunday's lineup against the Red Sox according to Juan Toribio of The Athletic. (Source: Juan Toribio on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rays manager Kevin Cash said Avisail Garcia is available off the bench today. Garcia says he's been dealing with vertigo but is starting to feel better. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates concerning the veteran outfielder.

Trey Mancini is not in Sunday's lineup against the Mariners, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. (Source: Roch Kubatko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Mancini’s leg is pretty banged up. He should be back in there in a day or two. The Orioles have DJ Stewart in right field, Chris Davis at first base and Mark Trumbo in the designated hitter spot Sunday.

Edwin Encarnacion (oblique) could be activated from the injured list as soon as Wednesday according to Bryan Hoch of (Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Encarnacion’s return to the lineup is likely to come during the Rangers series Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. Fantasy owners who have stashed the slugger should get a couple of games out of him before the season ends.

Rays activated 2B/OF Brandon Lowe from the 60-day injured list and will immediately return to the lineup. (Source: Rays on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Manager Kevin Cash announced exactly a month ago that Lowe was done for the season with a strained left quad, but Lowe managed to work his way back more quickly than expected and will look to give the club a boost in the final week. Lowe is slated to bat fifth on Sunday and start at second base in his first major-league game action since July 2.

Elias Diaz exited Saturday's game early with a right knee injury. (Source: Adam Berry on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Diaz was removed in the fourth inning due to the injury. The extent of the injury is not yet known, though he is expected to rest for at least a couple days.

Gleyber Torres (hamstring) is not expected to start Sunday against the Blue Jays, Bryan Hoch of reports. (Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Torres said he feels ready to play. But Yankee manager Aaron Boone said he'll likely sit the 22 year old infielder on Sunday to take advantage of Monday's off-day. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates concerning Torres.

Tommy La Stella (leg) ran the bases Saturday and is still hoping to return to the field in the final week of the season. (Source: Rhett Bollinger on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: La Stella has been out since July 2nd but remains hopeful that he'll return to the lineup before the season is over. With just over a week remaining in the campaign, the Angels will have to decide shortly on La Stella's status for the season.

Justin Upton (knee) received a PRP injection Friday and will be on crutches for two or three weeks. (Source: Richard Justice of

Fantasy Impact: The procedure is meant to promote healing in Upton's ailing right knee. Upton was diagnosed with patellar tendinitis last week and has been ruled out for the rest of the season. He should be at full strength when spring training opens in 2020.

Mitch Haniger (back) has still not been officially ruled out for the season, but his back hasn't shown any tangible improvement and he's likely to sit out the team's remaining games."He still has a few issues going on," manager Scott Servais said. "Obviously we're at the point in the season where it doesn't look great for him getting back on the field. I don't rule out anything, but it would be very difficult." (Source: Greg Johns of

Fantasy Impact: Haniger has been in a holding pattern for weeks now. If his season is over, he would finish 2019 slashing .220/.314/.463 with 15 home runs, 32 RBI, 46 runs scored and four stolen bases in 63 games.

Andrew Benintendi (thumb) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays, Ian Browne of reports. (Source: Ian Browne on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Benintendi left Friday's game against the Rays with a bruised left thumb after taking only one at-bat in the ballgame. Benintendi's said to be day-to-day, per Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe, so a return Sunday seems like a possibility.

J.D. Martinez (groin) will serve as the designated hitter and bat cleanup Saturday against the Rays. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Martinez has missed the last three games due to the injury after hurting his groin in a game on Tuesday. The veteran slugger will DH as the team does not want Martinez to risk reinjuring himself in the outfield.

Mike Trout reported feeling good after undergoing surgery Friday to have a neuroma removed from his right foot. (Source: Richard Justice on

Fantasy Impact: Trout has already been ruled out for the rest of the season after opting for surgery on his foot. He'll be in a walking sandal for about two weeks until stitches are removed and should be fully recovered by the time spring training comes around next season. Trout finished the 2019 campaign slashing .291/.438/.645 with 45 home runs, 104 RBI, 110 runs scored and 11 stolen bases in 134 games this season. He is a surefire top-3 pick in all league formats next year.

Luke Weaver (elbow) will start for the D'Backs on Saturday versus San Diego. (Source: Nick Piecoro on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Weaver will be making his first start since May and is expected to be on a pitch count. He was excellent before going down with an elbow injury, posting a 3.03 ERA through 11 starts.

Ketel Marte has been diagnosed with a stress reaction in his back and will be shut down for the rest of the season. (Source: Nick Piecoro on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Marte was removed from Tuesday's game due to a stiff back, and the team announced Friday that he'll be shut down for the year. He won't require surgery and is expected to be ready to go for the start of the 2020 season. He wraps up an incredible breakout season in which he batted .329 with 32 homers and 92 RBI.