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Joey Gallo is officially on the move to New York to play for the Bronx Bombers. (Source: Levi Weaver on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gallo is currently rocking a slashine of .223/.379/.490 with 25 home runs and 55 RBIs in 95 games with the Rangers. He should benefit greatly from the short porch in right field as he remains a premier fantasy asset moving forward.

Category: Transactions

Jordan Romano pitched a scoreless inning, striking out one batter, to record a save Wednesday in the win against the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Romano is 8-for-9 in save opportunities this season and has a 2.29 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with 43 strikeouts in 35 1/3 innings. The 28-year-old reliever will likely continue to see most of the save chances in the second half of the season.

Category: Game Recaps

Robbie Ray struck out eight and held the Red Sox to one run on five hits over six innings Wednesday as the Blue Jays took the first game of a doubleheader 4-1.

Fantasy Impact: Ray is now 9-5 with a 3.04 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 150 strikeouts over 118 1/3 innings this season. The 29-year-old left-hander is scheduled to face the Royals at home next week. Ray should be owned in most fantasy formats.

Category: Game Recaps

Manny Machado was 1-for-3 with a single and a run scored on Wednesday. He also struck out once.

Fantasy Impact: Machado was taken out of the game due to the large deficit the Padres were facing so no need to worry about that. He and the Padres open a series against Colorado on Thursday.

Category: Game Recaps

Fernando Tatis was hitless with two strikeouts prior to his removal from Wednesday's game.

Fantasy Impact: Not to worry, the removal was likely due to how far behind the Padres were and not injury related. Tatis remains the top fantasy asset moving forward.

Category: Game Recaps

Blake Snell managed to go just four innings on Wednesday, allowing seven earned runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out just one batter.

Fantasy Impact: Snell continued to struggle with his command in this one. He often put himself in tough counts which simply made it harder for him to get going. Snell's ERA is now at 5.44 on the year and is no longer a player that needs to be rostered.

Category: Game Recaps

The Los Angeles Angels placed infielder Jared Walsh on the 10-day injured list with a right intercostal strain. (Source: Los Angeles Angels on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Walsh exited Monday’s game early with a side injury, and it was later diagnosed as a right intercostal strain. He was placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to July 27. Walsh will be out the next 10 days, and it’s unclear how much time the Angels' first baseman will miss. Phil Gosselin should see an uptick in playing time while Walsh is out. Infielder Matt Thaiss was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding move.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Diamondbacks infielder Eduardo Escobar is headed to the Milwaukee Brewers in a trade, according to multiple reports. Jeff Passan reports that Triple-A catcher Cooper Hummel is headed to the Diamondbacks in the deal. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Brewers have one of the best starting rotations in baseball but have struggled with consistency throughout their lineup in 2021. The veteran Escobar is batting .246 with 50 runs scored, 22 home runs, 65 RBI, and one stolen base this season.

Category: Transactions

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge was scratched from Wednesday’s lineup for undisclosed reasons. (Source: New York Yankees on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Judge was initially in the lineup but didn't participate in practice and was late scratched. He is considered day-to-day, and the Yankees will provide an update after the game. Fantasy managers should adjust their lineups accordingly. Estevan Florial replaced Judge and will handle right field duties on Wednesday.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Wednesday’s contest between the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies has been postponed due to the COVID outbreak. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, multiple players and coaches have tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday after shortstop Trea Turner did Tuesday. Fantasy managers should remove players from both teams in daily lineups. No rescheduled date has been announced. Stay tuned.

Nelson Cruz has been scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Yankees due to a foot contusion. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy manager should consider the big slugger day-to-day for now. Austin Meadows is serving as Tampa Bay's DH tonight.

Category: Injury Updates

The Houston Astros reportedly traded outfielder Bryan De La Cruz to the Miami Marlins for right-hander Yimi Garcia. (Source: Mark Feinsand on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the deal is close but not officially complete. If the agreement is completed, the Astros would have added three relievers over the last 24 hours. Garcia is 15-for-17 in save chances, along with a 3.47 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 35 strikeouts over 36 1/3 innings in 2021. His fantasy value would take a hit as he would be used in a high-leverage role with his new team, making him mainly an option in leagues that reward solds (saves and holds).

Category: Transactions

The trade market for Trevor Story has reportedly heated up and become more active in the last 24 hours, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network. (Source: Jon Morosi on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants are among the interest clubs in Story. He is hitting .240 at the plate this season with 12 home runs in what has been a down season for his standards, but it is clear teams are still very interested in his services despite him being a rental. The trade deadline on Friday is quickly approaching.

Category: Rumors

St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado (elbow) was removed from Wednesday’s game against the Cleveland Guardians with an elbow injury. (Source: Derrick Goold on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Arenado exited during the fifth inning after being struck in the elbow by a pitch. He briefly stayed in the game before leaving with the trainers. The Cardinals star third baseman is considered day-to-day. Edmundo Sosa replaced him in the game and would see an uptick in playing time while Arenado is sidelined.

Category: Injury Updates

Austin Hays went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Hays has settled into a regular spot in the top third of the Orioles lineup. He's hitting .249 with a .748 OPS this season.

Category: Game Recaps

Cedric Mullins went 2-for-4 with one run scored, one single, one home run, and one RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Mullins is slashing .304/.329/.522 in 69 at-bats this month. He's been great this season and is in the running for Waiver Wire pickup of the year in most leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Spenser Watkins allowed four runs on nine hits, one walk, and one strikeout in four innings.

Fantasy Impact: Watkins allowed seven hard-hit balls, got six whiffs, and topped out at 92.8 MPH. He's not a consideration in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps

Brandon Drury went 3-for-3 with two singles, two RBIs, and one home run.

Fantasy Impact: Drury pinch hit for Jerad Eickhoff early in the game and had a nice night at the dish. He's hitting .265 with a .784 OPS in limited time for the Mets this season.

Category: Game Recaps

Jeff McNeil went 2-for-5 with one run scored, one home run, one double, one strikeout, and two RBIs.

Fantasy Impact: McNeil is blistering through July with a .348/.419/.500 slash line in 66 at-bats. He's put together a 13-game hitting streak and has his season average up to .271 from .226 at the start of the month.

Category: Game Recaps

Jerad Eickhoff allowed ten runs on seven hits, five walks, and four strikeouts in three and one-third innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: Eickhoff needed 80 pitches to get ten outs, allowing seven hard-hit balls and three home runs. His ERA is now 8.69 this season.

Category: Game Recaps