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The Houston Astros have announced that Alex Bregman had wrist surgery. He should be ready for baseball activities by January. (Source: Jim Bowden on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bregman had a pretty rough World Series performance. He hit .095/.200/.143 with no homers. The wrist injury may have impacted him, however. It'll be important to monitor his offseason progress.

Braves RHP Charlie Morton suffered a broken right fibula in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night. He'll miss the remainder of the postseason. (Source: Atlanta Braves on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: X-rays revealed the fracture after Morton departed in the third inning. Morton took a comebacker off his leg, which did the damage. He had thrown 2 1/3 scoreless innings before departing. The Braves announced that he's expected to be ready for Spring Training in 2022.

Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said there were no significant concerns about Rafael Devers' right elbow inflammation after he was sent for imaging and that rest should address the injury. (Source: Alex Speier on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was announced a few days ago that Devers had played through right elbow inflammation during Boston's postseason run. He enjoyed a big postseason after a solid regular season and should remain near the top of his position heading into next season.

Lance McCullers Jr. will not pitch in this year's world Series against Atlanta, he announced on Monday. (Source: Chandler Rome on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCullers said Dr. Neal ElAttrache saw his MRI and thinks there is nothing wrong with his UCL. McCullers said his strain normally calls for a six to eight week shutdown. McCullers expects to be fully healthy and ready to go for spring training. Houston will have to get it done without him in the meantime. Framber Valdez will be on the mound for Game 1 on Tuesday against the Braves.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner’s injury indication is a grade 2 hamstring injury and his 2021 season his over. (Source: Juan Toribio on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is a disappointing end to a very dissapointing postseason for Turner who was unable to get going at the plate. In just 34 at-bats this postseason, Turner hit just .118 with a .416 OPS and one home run. He will look to get healthy and ready for the Dodgers 2022 season.

Mets pitcher Carlos Carrasco got surgery to remove bone fragments from his elbow on Tuesday. He is expected to return in time for winter baseball activities. (Source: Andy Martino on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Carrasco had a rough debut season with the New York Mets, pitching just 53.2 innings to a tune of a 6.04 ERA. The good news is that his strikeout numbers were still close to his usual numbers, he simply was just getting hit very hard and struggled to keep the ball in the yard. Cookie being 100% healthy for the 2022 season would be a delight to see as he shapes up to be one of the more intriguing bounce back candidates next season.

Yankees INF DJ LeMahieu was battling a core injury this season, and has since undergone surgery to repair the issue. It's an estimated eight-week recovery and he will be ready for Spring Training. (Source: Max Goodman via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The injury sheds some light on what was a disappointing season for LeMahieu where he slashed a line of .268/.349/.362 after finishing third in MVP voting in 2020. Hopefully this surgery gets DJ back to 100% health for 2022 and he can get back to being the hitter he was in years prior.

Braves OF Ronald Acuna Jr. (ACL) says he'll start jogging sometime in November or December. (Source: Chelsea Janes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Acuna doesn't have an exact timetable to return, but it's still early in the process. He underwent ACL surgery in early July and seemingly has a shot at being ready for Opening Day. We'll have a better idea of his 2022 status the closer we get to spring training.

Padres SS/OF Fernando Tatis Jr. won't undergo surgery on his left shoulder this offseason. (Source: San Diego Union-Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: This is noteworthy as surgery would've presented some risk for Tatis' availability for the start of the season. Regardless, there is still risk involved with drafting him in fantasy, though. Tatis' shoulder popped out twice during spring training and three times throughout the regular season. He wound up missing just 22 games because of it, but we can't rule out the possibility that surgery is required at some point next summer. Despite the injury issues, Tatis led the National League with 42 homers last season. He also added outfield eligibility for 2022, so there's a good chance he's the unanimous No. 1 overall selection in fantasy roto drafts.

Keston Hiura will have minor cleanup surgery on his right elbow. (Source: Tom Haudricourt on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The injury supposedly didn't have much of an impact on his play. He hit .168/.256/.301 with four homers this year. He'll be ready to go for the 2022 season.

Braves OF Jorge Soler tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss a minimum of 10 days. (Source: Jayson Stark on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Soler had been operating as Atlanta's leadoff hitter, but their postseason journey will continue without him now. They enter Tuesday's NLDS Game 4 up 2-1 over the Brewers.

White Sox starter Carlos Rodon will get the nod for a pivotal ALDS Game 4 clash against the Astros in Chicago. (Source: Jesse Rogers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rodon has dealt with shoulder fatigue as of late and hasn't pitched since Sept. 29. However, with Chicago down 2-1 to Houston, manager Tony La Russa is turning to one of the best pitchers in MLB to try to extend the series. Through 24 starts this year, the southpaw went 13-5 with a 2.37 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and .189 OBA. He allowed just six earned runs over 28 innings between August and September.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Max Muncy is getting more range of motion in his injured left elbow. (Source: David Vassegh on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Muncy is still wearing a brace, but this is a step in the right direction. The Dodgers are hoping Muncy can return late in the postseason, but he's certainly facing an uphill battle.

Red Sox OF/DH J.D. Martinez (ankle) is absent from the team's Game 1 lineup against the Rays. (Source: Pete Abraham on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Martinez was deemed healthy enough to be on Boston's ALDS roster, but apparently he isn't ready to start just yet. The Rays are pitching LHP Shane McClanahan in Thursday's Game 1 showdown.

Brewers RHP Devin Williams underwent surgery on his fractured hand. (Source: Tom Haudricourt on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams broke his hand while celebrating the Brewers' postseason birth. His absence certainly hurts Milwaukee's pitching staff for the playoffs. The 27-year-old wasn't as dominant this season as he was in 2020, but he was still very effective. There's a chance he could return for the World Series if the Brewers advance that far.

Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (elbow) won't pitch in the 2021 playoffs, per manager Dave Roberts. (Source: Fabian Ardaya on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kershaw experienced renewed elbow discomfort while making his final start of the regular season this past Friday. Testing revealed no structural damage, which is obviously good news for his long-term outlook. Kershaw is a free agent heading into the 2021-22 offseason.

Gio Urshela is expected to be "good to go" for the Yankees Wild Card game against Boston, according to manager Aaron Boone. (Source: Marly Rivera on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: It is a great sign after Urshela ran for a catch that resulted in him landing in the Rays dugout on Sunday. He appeared to be shaken up, but the off day on Monday appears to be all he needs to be ready for the Wild Card game.