C - PHI
J.T. Realmuto (hip), out since September 12th with a hip flexor strain, is in the line-up, catching for the Phillies on Tuesday. There had been some debate as to whether or not Realmuto would be DHing in his return to the Philly line-up but manager Joe Girardi said that Realmuto will catch in Game One of the Phillies doubleheader on Tuesday.
Realmuto is slashing .267/.357/.527 with 11 home runs in 150 at-bats for the Phillies this season. His 1.7 WAR leads all catchers and his 14.2% Barrel % is in the 88th percentile among qualified hitters. Owners in standard 12-team redraft leagues can start him with confidence.
Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto will not be ready to catch on Monday and it's unclear if he will be able to serve as the team's designated hitter, according to the MLB.com's Todd Zolecki.
Realmuto has missed the last week with hip discomfort but appears to be close to returning. Fantasy owners in weekly leagues will want to monitor his status on Monday before setting their lineups, but it certainly sounds like Realmuto will be back sooner rather than later.
J.T. Realmuto (hip) made progress on Friday and is on track to return to the Phillies' lineup on Monday.
Realmuto has already been ruled out for the weekend, but a Monday return would be nice for fantasy managers in championship matchups next week. The 29-year-old has been the best offensive catcher in baseball this year and would be must start if he is deemed ready to go.
Phillies manager Joe Girardi says J.T. Realmuto (hip) won't return this weekend against the Blue Jays.
Realmuto hasn't played since Sunday. The hope was that he would be back for this weekend but that has now been ruled out. Fantasy managers playing in championship matchups next week should monitor the news regarding Realmuto over the weekend.
J.T. Realmuto (hip) remains absent from Thursday's lineup.
Realmuto hasn't played since Sunday due to a hip flexor strain. The hope is that he'll be able to return sometime this weekend. Andrew Knapp is catching in his place on Thursday.