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Monday's contest between the Orioles and Mariners has been postponed due to weather. (Source: Roch Kubatko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The game will be made up on Tuesday as a doubleheader. Dean Kremer and Justus Sheffield will likely square off for one of those games.

The Diamondbacks placed first baseman Christian Walker on the 10-day injured list with an oblique strain. They recalled Andy Young from the alternate site in a corresponding move. (Source: Nick Piecoro on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Oblique injuries for hitters are concerning. In 44 plate appearances, Christian Walker had one home run, six runs, and three RBI with a .179 batting average. Continue to stash Walker in all formats.

Category: Injury Updates

Ronald Guzman exited the Rangers' game against the Rays in the first inning on Monday with an apparent leg injury. (Source: Evan Grant on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Guzman got a late break on a pop fly to shallow left field and had to make an awkward maneuver to avoid colliding with shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa. Guzman immediately pulled up and began grabbing at his leg. Guzman had to be carted off the field, as he could not walk off under his own power. Eli White took over in LF as Guzman's replacement. We'll continue monitoring reports on Guzman's injury as they come out.

Category: Injury Updates

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Anthony Misiewicz was placed on the COVID-19 related injury list on Monday. (Source: Shannon Drayer on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Misiewicz is off to a fantastic start to the season out of the Mariners bullpen, tossing 3.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts and zero walks. There was no clear details that were released, but this does not necessarily mean there has been a positive test. He could have been exposed to someone with COVID or could have something to do with protocol. He can be activated once he is cleared. The Mariners called up Erik Swanson as a result of this move.

Category: Injury Updates

Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Bush has a strained flexor tendon and is out until after the All-Star break. (Source: Jeff Wilson on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The injuries continue to pile on for Bush unfortunately.

Category: Injury Updates

Rangers pitcher Jonathan Hernandez underwent Tommy John surgery on Monday. (Source: Jeff Wilson on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez was diagnosed back in early March with a low-grade UCL sprain in his right elbow. He will likely be sidelined till sometime during the 2022 MLB season.

Category: Injury Updates

Mets pitcher Seth Lugo is expected to throw off the slope next week. (Source: Pat Ragazzo on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Lugo started throwing last week, and continues to take steps in the right direction as he continues to rehab from surgery. The current timetable for Lugo remains closer to late May or early June.

Category: Injury Updates

Mets pitcher Carlos Carrasco will fly soon to the Mets' alternate site in Brooklyn to begin doing fielding work. (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Carrasco is stretched out to four innings on the mound and doing very well, according to Mets manager Luis Rojas. He is working his way back from a torn right hamstring after being placed on the 10-day injured list at the beginning of the season.

Category: Injury Updates

SP Marcus Stroman will start the night cap for the Mets in Tuesday's doubleheader against the Phillies. (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After throwing just nine pitches in Sunday's game against the Marlins before it was postponed due to inclement weather, initial thoughts led to the assumption that Stroman would not pitch again until Friday. However, after playing catch on Monday, Stroman told manager Luis Rojas that he is "good to go" for Tuesday's game. So, the Mets will have Taijuan Walker for game one, and Marcus Stroman for game two.

Category: Injury Updates

Nationals' SP Jon Lester is scheduled to throw a bullpen session and a subsequent simulated game on Tuesday, per manager Davey Martinez. (Source: Mark Zuckerman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After landing on the IL due to MLB's COVID-19 protocols, Lester will have some time to build back up his strength and stamina before rejoining the Nats' starting rotation. Erick Fedde is slated to start tonight's game against the Cardinals, and he will likely remain the Nats' back-end starter until Lester returns.

Category: Injury Updates

Rangers 3B prospect Josh Jung (foot) isn't expected to be game-ready until late May or early June. (Source: Evan Grant on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jung recently had surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot, which is costing him a lot of development time. There's a chance that he could make his MLB debut by the end of the season if everything goes well. He's a name to know for dynasty league managers.

Category: Injury Updates

Zac Gallen will start for the Diamondbacks on Tuesday against the Athletics. (Source: Zach Buchanan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gallen never had to be shut down from throwing due to the hairline fracture he suffered in his forearm, which is why he made it back so quickly. It's unclear if the young right-hander is fully stretched out, so fantasy managers might want to take a wait-and-see approach with his first start back. Still, this is excellent news for savvy drafters who took him at a discount in late-March.

Category: Injury Updates

SP Dallas Keuchel will replace Carlos Rodon (illness) for Monday's game against Cleveland. (Source: Chicago White Sox on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rodon will miss Monday's action due to an upset stomach, opening the door open for Keuchel to fill in for the White Sox. In Keuchel's last start, he allowed three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three across five innings of work en route to a no decision against the Mariners. Keuchel will look bounce back tonight and earn his first win of the 2021 season.

Category: Injury Updates

Yankees RHP Clarke Schmidt (elbow) has been given a cortisone shot. (Source: Brendan Kuty on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Schmidt got a second opinion on his flexor strain and will aim to resume throwing by next week. He's currently on the 60-day injured list.

Category: Injury Updates

Carlos Rodon will miss Monday's start due to an upset stomach and will be replaced by SP Dallas Keuchel. (Source: Chicago White Sox on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rodon started off the 2021 season in impressive fashion, allowing just two hits and three walks while striking out nine over five scoreless innings against the Mariners. With Rodon missing Monday's start, SP Dallas Keuchel (0-0) will start in Rodon's place in search of his first win of the young season.

Category: Injury Updates

The Angels placed 3B Anthony Rendon (groin) on the 10-day injured list Monday. (Source: Rhett Bollinger on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rendon suffered a groin strain during Saturday's game against the Blue Jays. He placed on the injured list Monday and will miss at least the next 10 days. Jose Rojas will handle third base duties while Rendon is sidelined.

Category: Injury Updates

Rays manager Kevin Cash notes that Chris Archer could start throwing by the end of this week, but he's shut down for a few additional days. The team is hopeful that it's a short injured list stint. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In two appearances, Chris Archer totaled six strikeouts and one walk in 4.1 innings. However, he allowed seven hits and three earned runs. The velocity was down on his fastball averaging at 91.6 mph down from 94.1 in 2019 and 94.6 in 2018. It's difficult to hold onto Archer in 15-team leagues with no injured list spots, but he's someone to monitor if was dropped in deeper leagues.

Category: Injury Updates

According to Tigers manager A.J. Hinch, Miguel Cabrera has a mild bicep strain. There's no timetable for return, but reports indicate that it doesn't sound serious. (Source: Evan Woodberry on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In 15-team leagues with an injured list spot, you can hold onto Miguel Cabrera. Even without an IL spot, you could still hold on as he hit the ball hard to start the year with a 50% hard-hit rate and maximum exit velocity of 111 mph.

Category: Injury Updates

Cardinals RHP Miles Mikolas (shoulder) threw a bullpen on Monday and will do so once again before facing hitters. (Source: Jeff Jones on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mikolas is still aiming to return to the Cardinals' rotation sometime in May. He's currently dealing with shoulder inflammation.

Category: Injury Updates

Andrew Vaughn is absent from Chicago's lineup on Monday against the Cleveland Indians. (Source: Chicago White Sox on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Vaughn has started just 5-of-10 games to begin his big league career. It has been wildly frustrating for fantasy managers after the White Sox began his service time clock by putting him on the major league roster. Nick Williams is once again in left field for tonight's matchup.