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Cavan Biggio left Thursday's game with right-hand pain. He will undergo further testing. (Source: Rob Longley on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Before leaving Thursday's game Biggio went 0-for-2 with one strikeout. In 48 plate appearances, Biggio is off to a slow start with two home runs, five runs, and two RBI with a .175 batting average.

A's utility man Chad Pinder will begin doing baseball activities this week. Pinder's timetable to return is still up in the air. (Source: Matt Kawahara on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In 2021, Chad Pinder is hitting .300 with one home run, one run, and two RBI through ten plate appearances. He's only relevant as a bench bat or hitter streamer in 15-team leagues or larger when healthy.

A.J. Puk started throwing up to 90 feet for a second time. According to manager Bob Melvin, Puk isn't close to returning quite yet. (Source: Matt Kawahara on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After one appearance in 2021, A.J. Puk landed on the injured list with a biceps injury. His velocity was a bit down about three mph in that one appearance. Hopefully, Puk can return soon though he'll likely end up in a relief role.

Kyle Freeland is dealing with a shoulder injury and has not thrown off a mound yet. Freeland is reportedly increasing the intensity of his workouts. (Source: Danielle Allentuck)

Fantasy Impact: Kyle Freeland has yet to make his 2021 debut for the Rockies. However, it's difficult to roster any Rockies starting pitchers even if Freeland put up decent performances in 2020. He's only a streamer in deep leagues.

Diamondbacks pitcher Joakim Soria (calf) could throw a bullpen session on Saturday. (Source: Zach Buchanan on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Soria suffered a calf strain on April 4th while trying to cover first base and was placed on the injured list shortly after. He currently has no timetable for a return but is expected to throw a bullpen session on Saturday. Kevin Ginkel and Yoan Lopez will continue to handle closing duties while Soria is sidelined.

Dodgers INF Gavin Lux was scratched from Thursday's lineup against the Rockies due to right wrist soreness. (Source: Juan Toribio on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Lux was removed from Thursday's lineup due to right wrist soreness. Edwin Rios is batting sixth and starting at first base while Lux is sidelined. Chris Taylor will shift from CF to SS while Max Muncy moves from 1B to 2B. The severity of Lux’s injury is unknown at this time and he's considered day-to-day.

The Tigers placed OF Nomar Mazara on the 10-day injured list with a left abdominal strain. (Source: Detroit Free Press)

Fantasy Impact: Mazara left Wednesday's game with the injury and will be sidelined for at least 10 days. He can be left on the waiver wire in most fantasy leagues.

The Blue Jays placed RHP Ross Stripling (forearm) on the 10-day injured list. (Source: Arden Zwelling on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Toronto's pitching injuries continue. Stripling was scratched from Wednesday's start and now we know why. The right-hander can be left on fantasy waiver wires for now.

The Giants placed RHP Johnny Cueto on the 10-day injured list with a Grade 1 lat strain. (Source: Janie McCauley on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cueto left his last start with the injury after tossing five scoreless innings. Fantasy managers should expect the veteran right-hander to miss a couple of starts at least.

Blue Jays reliever Jordan Romano lands on the 10-day injured list with right ulnar neuritis. (Source: Gregor Chisholm on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Unfortunate news for Jordan Romano, especially after the injury to Julian Merryweather. Romano has a 2.70 ERA, 2.10 WHIP, and four strikeouts in 3.1 innings pitched. After Merryweather went down, some thought Romano could factor into saves. Romano is borderline cuttable in 15-team leagues if the injury lingers.

Matt Olson (thumb) is starting at first base and batting fifth in Thursday's game against the Tigers. (Source: Martin Gallegos on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Olson missed the previous game due to a bruised left thumb. He's starting at first base and batting fifth in Thursday’s game. Fantasy managers can safely insert Olson into their starting lineups. Olson is slashing .226/.324/.355 across 37 plate appearances in 2021.

San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., who's on the IL with a shoulder issue, should come off the injured list on Friday, per manager Jayce Tingler. (Source: Dennis Lin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tatis Jr. suffered a left shoulder subluxation nine days ago so a return on Friday would mean that he would end up missing a minimum of 10 days. Tingler added that Tatis Jr. had a great day "are as far at-bats" go on Thursday so he's on track to return. The Padres host the Dodgers for a huge inter-division series this weekend.

Washington Nationals RHP Will Harris, who's on the IL with a right-hand issue, threw a 20-pitch bullpen session on Thursday. (Source: Mark Zuckerman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a step in the right direction for Harris who had yet to be cleared for mound work as of a few days ago. He underwent surgery to clear a blood clot in his throwing arm in the offseason and had been dealing with inflammation in his hand. A bullpen session is a step in the right direction. Now he can start to build up strength with an aim towards returning next month.

Seattle Mariners centerfielder Kyle Lewis, who's on the IL with a deep bone bruise in his knee, is expected to come off the injured list and rejoin the team during their next homestand next week, per general manager Jerry Dipoto. (Source: Brent Stecker on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lewis has been progressing with cage work and was on track to return early next week before Dipoto confirmed it on the radio on Thursday. The reigning AL Rookie of The Year should make his anticipated season-debut against the Dodgers early next week.

Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi, who's on the IL with an oblique strain, has resumed movements and activities, per manager Mike Matheny. He "seems to be going along good...He's starting to do some more movements. That's a step in the right direction," Matheny told reporters on Thursday. (Source: Alec Lewis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Even there's still no timetable for Mondesi's return to action this is a step in the right direction. He had yet to resume baseball activities as early as Monday so he seems to be progressing. The team is exercising patience with their young shortstop and they won't rush him back. The Royals should provide another update over the weekend.

White Sox pitcher Dylan Cease (illness) “feels really good” and is expected to start in Friday’s game against the Red Sox. (Source: Paul Sullivan on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The White Sox placed Cease on the injured list after he displayed COVID-19 symptoms. Dylan Cease “feels really good,” per manager Tony Larussa. The team is awaiting one more test result before giving Cease the green light to pitch in Friday's contest. Fantasy managers should check back on Friday to ensure Cease is In the starting lineup.

Byron Buxton (hamstring) is not in the Twins' starting lineup Thursday against the Red Sox. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Buxton sat out both games of Wednesday's double header, and will now miss a third straight game. The hope is that Buxton can avoid a stint on the IL and will return to game action for Minnesota's weekend series against the Angels.

The White Sox activated SS Tim Anderson (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list. (Source: Chicago White Sox on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Anderson missed the minimum 10 days with his hamstring strain. Fantasy managers should feel confident activating him into lineups right away.

Wil Myers (knee) remains absent from the Padres' lineup on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Myers is dealing with patellar tendinitis in his knee, though it apparently isn't considered serious right now. Consider him day-to-day until we hear more.

Rays OF Kevin Kiermaier (quad) is scheduled to begin taking live at-bats on Thursday. (Source: Tampa Bay Times)

Fantasy Impact: Kiermaier has been sidelined since early April due to a quad strain. He could return early next week if he avoids setbacks and continues to progress.