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Angels manager Brad Ausmus says Mike Trout (groin) is expected to play center field on Friday. (Source: J.P. Hoornstra on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Trout has only appeared as a designated hitter since returning from his minor groin injury. The $430 million man appears to be good to go moving forward.

The Red Sox have placed Dustin Pedroia (knee) back on the 10-day injured list. (Source: Rob Bradford on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pedroia suffered a setback in Wednesday's game versus the Yankees so the Sox are going to play things safe with the three-time world champ. The second baseman has struggled with knee problems for multiple years now and it's fair to wonder how effective he'll be in the future.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (groin) will start Saturday against the Brewers, Ken Gurnick of reports. (Source: Ken Gurnick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ryu has been out since April 9 with a groin issue and has been cleared to join the rotation and will go on Saturday while Clayton Kershaw gets the nod for Sunday. Fantasy owners should be grabbing Ryu off the waiver wire if he is available in 12 team leagues and deeper.

Rich Hill (knee) will make one more rehab start before returning to the big-league rotation, Ken Gurnick of reports. (Source: Ken Gurnick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hill looked great in his last rehab outing and should be ready to go after one start. Fantasy owners should be grabbing the veteran lefty if he is out there on waiver wires. And owners should be keeping an eye on updates on Hill.

Ryan McMahon has been reinstated from the IL and will rejoin Colorado on Thursday. McMahon will bat fifth in the order for the Rockies. (Source: Colorado Rockies on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With McMahon back, fantasy managers could find a breakout player on their waiver wire as he is owned in 7-percent of ESPN leagues. McMahon made a lot of noise in Spring Training and earned the starting job out of camp due to his .424/.470/.763 slash line. Prior to his injury, McMahon was not seeing the success he had in Spring Training, slashing .200/.310/.280 in 25 at-bats.

David Dahl has been removed from the IL list and will be batting second in the order on Thursday. (Source: Colorado Rockies on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dahl was seeing the ball well before he went down with a core injury. Dahl is owned in roughly 85-percent of leagues and could be on your waiver wire. If available, add him immediately as he is breakout target for fantasy teams. So far in 2019, the 25-year old is slashing .343/.385/.629 with two home runs, six RBI and four runs scored.

Jean Segura will not be in the Phillies' lineup on Thursday. The shortstop tested his health prior to Thursday's contest but was not confident enough to suit-up. In place of Segura, Scott Kingery will get the start and bat second. (Source: Matt Breen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Segura being injured means fantasy managers need to monitor the situation closely. With a hamstring injury, you may actually wish that he does make a 10-day IL stint just to preserve him for the rest of the year; hamstring injuries are some of the most nagging injuries for some players. That aside, Segura very well could be healthy enough to rejoin the lineup in the coming days.

Justin Turner missed the last two games but is back in the lineup for Thursday's match up. Turner is batting third in the lineup.

Fantasy Impact: Turner can be used for DFS formats and in season-long leagues, he can be started once again. In his last 15 games, Turner has a .300 batting average with three RBI, five walks and five runs scored.

The Phillies placed Odubel Herrera on the 10-day injured list on Thursday with a right hamstring strain. The team recalled Roman Quinn from Triple-A. (Source: Philadelphia Philles on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Herrera left Wednesday's game against the Mets with the injury, and it was obviously severe enough to require a couple of weeks to recover. Quinn will likely see some starts in center field, but with Scott Kingery's bat being hot, this could be his opening toward everyday playing time.

Christin Stewart has been placed on the IL for 10 days. Stewart strained his quad while running the bases during Wednesday's contest. Infielder Brandon Dixon has been recalled from Detroit's Triple-A affiliate. (Source: Detroit Tigers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Stewart has been productive thus far in 2019. Currently, he sits at three home runs, 13 RBI and six runs scored. The Tigers feel that Stewart is only experiencing soreness and his stay on the IL will be the minimum. If you are looking at Brandon Dixon, his fantasy report rounds out with a career slash line of .178/.218/.356 in 74 games and 124 plate appearances.

There's still no timetable for Trea Turner's return, per manager Dave Martinez. (Source: Mark Zuckerman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: At this point, he could still be another 4-6 weeks away from returning. The hope is he can get back to playing sometime in May but considering the Nationals haven't put a timeframe on things, we can't be sure.

Lucas Giolito was placed on the 10-day IL with a strained left hamstring ahead of Thursday's game. The White Sox have recalled outfield Ryan Cordell and pitcher Carson Fulmer from Triple-A Charlotte.

Fantasy Impact: Giolito had been cruising through his start on Wednesday afternoon before being removed with the injury. He has a 5.30 ERA and 1.339 WHIP to start the 2019 season.

The Oakland Athletics placed starting pitcher Marco Estrada on the Injured List with a lumbar strain on Wednesday. Chris Bassitt was recalled from Triple-A to take Estrada's place on the active roster. (Source: Susan Slusser on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Estrada has a history of back issues and just allowed 13 earned runs over his last 7 1/3 innings pitched, so it's possible that he has been attempting to pitch through an injury. He allowed five earned runs over his first 16 1/3 innings before his recent outings.

Manager Aaron Boone said Giancarlo Stanton (biceps) "hit off a machine with some intensity," Bryan Hoch of reports. (Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is good news that Stanton is hitting off a machine but he still needs to face live pitching. His current timetable to return is next week. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates on the slugger's progress.

Carlos Santana is sitting on Wednesday as he is dealing with hamstring tightness, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports. (Source: Zack Meisel on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The injury is not serious and Manager Terry Francona wanted to have Santana get two days of rest with Thursday's off day. Jake Bauers will get the start at first base.

Luis Severino's Grade 2 lat strain isn't a setback but has been around since the day he strained his shoulder, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. (Source: Lindsey Adler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: According to Adler, Severino says that both injuries occurred at the same time, but only the shoulder issue was picked up in his first MRI. Unfortunately, Severino is still at least five weeks away from pitching. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates with the Yankees ace.

Gary Sanchez (calf) has been running and catching and will take batting practice Thursday, Bryan Hoch of reports. (Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was thought that Sanchez would have a minimum stay on the IL. He is eligible to come off on Sunday and his progress indicates that could happen. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates.

Yoan Moncada was beamed on the left side of his head when he was attempting to steal second. He stayed in the game originally, but came out prior to the conclusion of the game. (Source: Buster Olney on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Moncada's worst case scenario would be a concussion but I would not anticipate that diagnosis based on how the afternoon played out for him. Any long term abscence would disgruntle fantasy managers as Moncada is enjoying (what seems to be) a breakout year. So far in 2019, the young prospect is slashing .333/.371/.652 with five home runs, 16 RBI, one stolen base and six runs scored.

Francisco Lindor will rejoin Cleveland on Friday where the Indians will reevaluate him and determine if he is ready for MLB action. (Source: Paul Hoynes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lindor could be back as soon as Friday and the Indians need the spark he brings to their offense. In 2019, Cleveland is currently ranked 24th among all MLB teams in scoring runs. Lindor surely will bring a spark to Cleveland's sputtering offense as he has a career .288/.350/.487 slash line; not to mention, just last year Lindor crushed 38 home runs, drove in 92 RBI and stole 25 bases.

Jacob deGrom has been suffering from strep throat but has been proactively handling his illness. He will start on Saturday, instead of the originally scheduled start for Friday. Jason Vargas will take deGrom's original slot for Friday's start. (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: No long term implication with deGrom's update. Make sure to move him into your starting spot for Saturday and if needed, someone else into your open slot for Friday. Caleb Smith (MIA) and C.C. Sabathia (NYY) are both great streaming options for Friday.