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Lars Nootbaar was scratched from the Cardinals lineup on Sunday. (Source: Katie Woo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Nootbaar felt a twinge in his hamstring on Saturday. Cardinals manager Oli Marmol said Nootbaar could easily play through it, but thought it best to rest Nootbaar at this point in the season.

Category: Injury Updates


Evan Phillips is beginning a rehab assignment on Sunday with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. (Source: Rancho Quakes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Phillips will likely need to make a handful of rehab appearances. He could be activated at some point later next week.

Category: Injury Updates


The Minnesota Twins sent Jay Jackson outright to Triple-A. (Source: Betsy Helfand on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jackson cleared waivers after being designated for assignment. He'll remain in the Twins organization.

Category: Transactions


The Minnesota Twins have optioned Kody Funderburk to Triple-A. (Source: Betsy Helfand on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There is expected to be a corresponding move announced on Monday.

Category: Transactions


Mariners manager Scott Servais said Jorge Polanco will undergo an MRI on Monday. (Source: Shannon Drayer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There should be another update provided on Polanco at that point. He is just returning from a hamstring injury, so a trip on the injured list seems very possible.

Category: Injury Updates


Nationals manager Davey Martinez said Lane Thomas “should be ready” to come off the injured list on Monday. (Source: Mark Zuckerman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There should be a corresponding move announced on Monday when the move becomes official.

Category: Injury Updates


Michael Busch is missing from the lineup for the Chicago Cubs against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday. (Source: Chicago Cubs on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Busch will take a seat on the bench for routine rest, with Patrick Wisdom filling in at first base and batting eighth for manager Craig Counsell against the Cardinals Sunday.


Ronald Acuna Jr. said he will be placed on the 10-day IL. (Source: Justin Toscano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Braves manager Brian Snitker said the Braves won’t know more until Monday. There should be another update provided on Acuna at that point.

Category: Injury Updates


Ian Happ is back in the lineup for the Chicago Cubs against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday. (Source: Chicago Cubs on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Happ returns after taking a seat on the bench for general rest Saturday, patrolling left field and batting sixth against the Cardinals for manager Craig Counsell Sunday.


Framber Valdez starting Monday

Sun, May 26th 4:16pm EDT
By Ari Koslow

Framber Valdez will make his next start on Monday against the Mariners. (Source: Matt Kawahara on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Astros had originally listed all four starters for the upcoming series against Seattle as "TBD." Houston manager Joe Espada said the Astros are going "one game at a time right now" with ensuing rotation plans.


Drew Smith restarted his rehab assignment on Sunday with a clean inning for High-A Brooklyn. (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith threw 15 pitches and recorded two strikeouts. He is likely close to being activated.

Category: Injury Updates


Jose Urquidy is scheduled to be re-evaluated on Tuesday. (Source: Chandler Rome on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Urquidy left his minor-league rehab start on Friday with "right forearm discomfort." There should be another update provided on his status at that point.

Category: Injury Updates


The Cardinals recalled Andre Pallante from Triple-A Memphis.

Fantasy Impact: Pallante takes the spot of Nick Robertson who was placed on the injured list. He should hold a role in the middle innings of the Cardinals bullpen.

Category: Transactions


The Cardinals placed Nick Robertson on the 15-day IL.

Fantasy Impact: Robertson is dealing with right elbow inflammation. He will miss at least the next couple of weeks.

Category: Injury Updates


Astros manager Joe Espada confirmed Jose Abreu will be activated on Monday. (Source: Matt Kawahara on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was reported that Abreu was expected to travel to Seattle on Sunday, and that has now been confirmed. He'll look to get back on track after getting off to a slow start this season.


Miguel Sano (knee) will have his rehab program delayed after burning his knee with a heating pad. (Source: Sam Blum on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The injury is not considered serious, but it will cause Sano to miss a couple of days. Fantasy managers should expect the team to release more information soon on when Sano will be able to return to game action.

Category: Injury Updates


Martin Perez was removed for Sunday’s game with a left groin injury. (Source: Alex Stumpf on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Perez was lifted after three innings pitched Sunday. He will likely undergo further evaluation after the game.

Category: Injury Updates


Joey Bart was removed from Sunday’s game with a left thumb injury. (Source: Alex Stumpf on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bart was replaced prior to the second inning. He should be considered day-to-day until the Pirates release more information on the severity of his injury.

Category: Injury Updates


Jon Berti is dealing with a high-grade calf strain, per manager Aaron Boone. (Source: Chris Kirschner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Berti is currently on the injured list and will likely be out longer than the minimum time. Kevin Smith was recalled Saturday and will provide depth at third base.

Category: Injury Updates


Chas McCormick is absent from the lineup for the Houston Astros against the Oakland Athletics Sunday. (Source: Houston Astros on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: McCormick will receive the afternoon off for rest purposes, with Mauricio Dubon batting ninth and starting in left field for manager Joe Espada against the Athletics Sunday.