Fri, May 7th 7:43pm EDT
By Ari Koslow
The Boston Red Sox have placed Kiké Hernández on the 10-day injured list due to a hamstring injury. (Source: Christopher Smith on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: Boston recalled Michael Chavis from Triple-A Pawtucket as the corresponding move. Hernandez suffered the injury during the first inning of Thursday's game against Detroit. He is hitting .239 so far this season at the plate.
Fri, May 7th 7:39pm EDT
By Brad Camara
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will start Saturday’s game against the Angels. (Source: Juan Toribio on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: Kershaw allowed four runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two across one inning in his previous start. He pitched in Game 1 of Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Cubs and is on three days' rest. Kershaw threw 39 pitches before being removed from Tuesday’s game. He will look for better results against the Angels on Saturday. The left-hander owns a 2.95 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and a 41:7 K: BB across 39 2/3 innings in 2021.
Giants OF Mike Yastrzemski (oblique) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Friday. (Source: San Francisco Giants on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Yastrzemski was activated ahead of Friday’s game against the Padres but is absent from the starting lineup. He’s available off the bench and should return to the starting lineup over the weekend. Yaz is slashing .215/.303/.468 across 89 plate appearances in 2021.
The Twins recalled OF Trevor Larnach on Friday. (Source: Phil Miller on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Byron Buxton (hip) was placed on the injured list as a corresponding move. The 24-year-old Larnach will be making his big league debut this weekend. Minnesota's first-round pick from 2018, he's in line to see regular playing time with both Buxton and Alex Kirilloff sidelined. Fantasy managers seeking outfield help could do worse than to use a speculative add on him.
Twins OF Byron Buxton was placed on the 10-day injured list with a hip strain. (Source: Phil Miller on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: Buxton is “likely out weeks” not ten days, per Twins manager Rocco Baldelli. He underwent an MRI this week, which revealed a Grade 2 strain. Trevor Larnach was recalled in a corresponding move and should see an uptick in playing time while Buxton is sidelined.
On Friday afternoon, the New York Yankees recalled third baseman Miguel Andujar. (Source: New York Yankees on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: After Rougned Odor and Gio Urshela both sustained knee injuries this week, Andujar was brought up to the big-league club prior to Friday's game.
The Tigers placed catcher Wilson Ramos (back) on the 10-day injured list Friday with a lumbar spine strain. (Source: Cody Stavenhagen on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Ramos exited Thursday’s game early with lower back tightness. He was placed on the 10-day injured list with a lumbar spine strain and will be out at least the next ten days. Grayson Greiner will handle catching duties while Ramos is sidelined. Jake Rogers was recalled in a corresponding move.
Rowdy Tellez will be joining the team for the series opener in Houston Friday night. The Blue Jays had been playing with a two-man bench in Oakland, so Tellez will immediately slot in as a DH and key bench bat. (Source: Ben Wagner on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Tellez struggled to begin the season going hitless in his first 21 at-bats. However, he did begin to turn it around before being sent down to AAA. Tellez is currently rocking a .183/.222/.267 slashline with hopes he can work those numbers up enough to stay on the MLB roster.