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The San Francisco Giants placed Austin Slater on the 10-day injured list Monday. (Source: San Francisco Giants on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Slater reportedly left Sunday's game against the Padres early due to left wrist discomfort. Stuart Fairchild was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento as the corresponding move.

Category: Injury Updates


The Milwaukee Brewers placed closer Josh Hader on the family medical emergency list Monday. (Source: Milwaukee Brewers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: We are wishing nothing but the best for Hader and his family as MLB rules allow players placed on this list to miss 3-7 days. Devin Williams figures to slide into the closer role for Milwaukee while Hader is away from the team.

Category: Injury Updates


Kyle Lewis is traveling to join the Mariners and hopes to be activated ahead of Tuesday's game. (Source: Daniel Kramer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lewis has crushed three home runs in 10 games during his rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma. With the injuries he has dealt with early in his career, he'll probably primarily DH for Seattle with potentially some time in the outfield mixed in.

Category: Injury Updates


Kris Bryant was scratched from the Rockies' starting lineup Monday with back soreness. He is said to be available off the bench. (Source: Thomas Harding on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bryant has only played two games since returning from a stint on the IL due to a sore back, so this bears watching. The Rockies are probably just being cautious, but keep an eye out for further updates before putting Bryant in your lineup.

Category: Injury Updates


Max Stassi was reinstated from the COVID-IL on Monday after completing a rehab assignment with Single-A Inland Empire. (Source: Angels PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Angels are off on Monday, but fantasy managers should plan for Stassi's return to the lineup on Tuesday. Stassi is off to a slow start this year, slashing .200/.288/.354 with three HRs and eight RBI.

Category: Injury Updates


Josh Donaldson has received a one-game suspension and a fine for inappropriate comments made toward Tim Anderson during Saturday's game. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Donaldson has chosen to appeal the suspension. He will be sidelined anyways as he was also placed on the COVID list Monday.

Category: Injury Updates


The St. Louis Cardinals placed catcher Yadier Molina on the Bereavement List Monday afternoon. (Source: St. Louis Cardinals on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is unknown how much time Molina will miss. Fantasy managers will want to find a replacement in the meantime and stay tuned for updates from the Cardinals.

Category: Transactions


Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras remains day-to-day and is out of the lineup tonight against the Reds due to a right hamstring strain. (Source: Meghan Montemurro on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Contreras remains listed as day-to-day with a strained hamstring suffered during the Cubs’ game on Saturday. It is a positive sign that he has not been placed on the IL as of yet. Yan Gomes takes over the catching duties Monday night against the Reds.

Category: Injury Updates


The Cincinnati Reds received news Monday that Connor Overton is expected to miss six to eight weeks with a stress reaction in his lower back. (Source: Mark Sheldon on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This news likely comes as a surprise to both the Reds and fantasy managers. According to the report, Overton had been pitching with the stress reaction, even as recently as his last start on May 17th in Cleveland. Fantasy managers will need to find a suitable replacement for the time being.

Category: Injury Updates


The St. Louis Cardinals recalled Matthew Liberatore from Triple-A Memphis on Monday afternoon. (Source: St. Louis Cardinals on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Steven Matz being placed on the 15-day IL, it is likely that Matthew Liberatore will slide into his spot in the rotation. The highly touted prospect allowed four runs in 4 2/3 innings in his first MLB start on Saturday.

Category: Transactions


The Cardinals placed Dylan Carlson on the 10-day IL on Monday with a left hamstring strain, retroactive to May 22. (Source: St. Louis Cardinals on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Carlson left Saturday’s game against the Pirates with the hamstring injury and, unsurprisingly, it was severe enough to keep him out for at least 10 days. There has been no word on the severity of the strain yet so, for now, fantasy managers shouldn’t expect a lengthy absence. Carlson has struggled thus far, batting just .247, so hopefully he’ll be able to regroup mentally during his time on the IL and come back firing.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


The Cardinals placed Steven Matz on the 15-day IL with a left shoulder impingement on Monday. (Source: St. Louis Cardinals on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Matz left his start on Sunday after just four pitches, so it wasn’t surprising to see him hit the IL quickly. Shoulder injuries are notoriously tricky, so expect Matz to miss more than the minimum time. He’s droppable in all but NL-only formats. Matt Liberatore will likely see some additional starts in Matz’s absence.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Tyler Mahle has been activated from the restricted list and is the probable starter for the Reds’ game against the Cubs on Tuesday. (Source: Cincinnati Reds on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mahle was placed on the restricted list for Cincinnati's weekend series against Toronto due to Canada's protocols regarding COVID-19. On the season he is 2-4 with a 5.23 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 44 strikeouts over nine starts. Mahle is scheduled for two starts this week; against the Cubs on Tuesday and Giants on Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates


Yankees manager Aaron Boone confirmed on Sunday that Chad Green will undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the remainder of the season. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Green left Thursday's game with forearm discomfort and was placed on the 15-day injured list on May 21, with what the team assumed was a significant injury. This is an especially tough blow for the Yankees as they recently lost Luis Gil for the season due to Tommy John surgery and are dealing with an apparent injury to Aroldis Chapman.

Category: Injury Updates


Lance McCullers Jr. resumed pitching from flat ground and near the mound on Sunday. (Source: Danielle Lerner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCullers sustained a forearm flexor strain in last year's playoffs and has been on the 60-day injured list since April 18 (retroactive to April 4). This is positive news for McCullers in his rehab as he was looking likely to face surgery. He threw 10 pitches from flat ground and 10 pitches from the mound, two feet from the rubber and kept his velocity around 80 MPH. He's scheduled to pitch again on Monday from 90 feet. McCullers said he felt encouraged by the progress but fantasy managers shouldn't expect him back before the All-Star break.

Category: Injury Updates


Dansby Swanson went 1-for-4 with two RBI and his sixth stolen base on Sunday against the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Swanson's season-long line is not overly impressive but he does have hits in each of his last five games. He now has five home runs and six stolen bases on the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Ronald Acuña Jr. went 2-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Acuña is having a strong season with a .298 average and a .903 OPS through his first 15 games this season. He has two home runs and eight stolen bases.

Category: Game Recaps


Ian Anderson allowed four earned runs while striking out six in six innings in Sunday's loss to the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson pitched six strong innings but went back out for the seventh and allowed two runs in the seventh inning. Anderson has progressed each start and this start was better than his final line indicated. He is a solid starter moving forward for fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps


Andrew Benintendi went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Kansas City's 7-6 loss the Twins on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Andrew Benintendi stroked three more singles in Sunday's loss raising his batting average to .329, good for 7th in the Majors. Benny's raised his average 27-points in two games and his managers have to be loving his production this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Kyle Isbel sent 1-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in Kansas City's 7-6 loss the Twins on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Kyle Isbel extended his hitting streak to five games and is now hitting .278 which makes him about the most consistent hitting Royal outside of Andrew Benintendi. The steal was his second of the season but both have come in his last four games. Fantasy managers in need of outfielders should give him a look.

Category: Game Recaps