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Didi Gregorius will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow next week. Yankees officials are reportedly "hopeful" that Gregorius will be back at some point in 2019. (Source: Bob Klapisch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gregorius reportedly injured himself in Game 1 of the ALDS. Assuming that he misses at least a good chunk of the 2019 season, this is a huge blow to the Yankees and their offense. Although hitters can recover from Tommy John surgery much sooner than pitchers, there remains a lengthy rehab process. It's likely that Gleyber Torres would see time at shortstop next year in Gregorius' absence, further enhancing his value.


Cespedes is scheduled for a second heel surgery on October 23. He didn't rule out missing 2019. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: According to Cespedes, "it's unpredictqable given what will happen." He couldn't commit to any number of games played for 2019. This likely opens up an everyday spot for Brandon Nimmo next season. It also hurts Cespedes value going forward, as he's not getting any younger. Cespedes is 32 years old.


Pedro Strop says he will be back for the Wild Card game. He says that he will be ready. Joe Maddon, when asked, was non-committal in saying "I don't know that". (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Strop at this point is hard to recommend him for fantasy. It is unclear what type of role he will have when he does return, or whether the Cubs will even be in the playoffs after Tuesday.


Yan Gomes received stitches on his thumb after getting struck by the barrel of a bat Saturday against the Royals, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. He is expected to be ready for the ALDS on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: The Indians actually caught a break with this one, as this could have ended Gomes's season on the spot. Roberto Perez will start Sunday, but will otherwise only play when Trevor Bauer is on the mound. Gomes has been somewhat useful in fantasy this year, as he has a .266 average and 16 homers.


Jordy Mercer left Saturday's game against the Reds in the fifth inning with a right forearm injury. He was hit in the arm fielding a tough ground ball. (Source: Bill Brink on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Pirates have not commented on his injury and it doesn't sound too serious. He should be available tomorrow.


Adam Frazier left Saturday's game against the Reds in the fourth inning with tightness in his right hamstring. (Source: Bill Brink on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Pirates said this was a precautionary move and Frazier is considered day-to-day. He may be able to play in tomorrow's finale.


Miguel Sano will not come back for the final weekend of the season, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. He suffered a knee injury on a slide in early September. While there is no structural damage, he still feels pain and will wait to wreak havoc on opposing pitchers until 2019.

Fantasy Impact: Sano had an extremely down year after an All-Star season in 2017. He finishes 2018 with a .199/.281/.398 with 13 bombs, and 41 RBI over just 71 games. He will likely be drafted at a bargain in 2019 given his injury history.