Player News

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Corey SeagerLAD - SS
News: Seager (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies. (Jun 25 11:38a)
Impact: Though he will again be held out of the starting lineup, manager Dave Roberts announced Seager is "feeling considerably better" and has a chance to make a pinch-hit appearance Sunday. It certainly sounds like the star shortstop won't require a trip to the disabled list. Enrique Hernandez will draw the start in his stead. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:38a ET)
Overall Rank: 16 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 66.4 % Owned: 99.2
Corey SeagerLAD - SS
News: Seager (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rockies. (Jun 24 3:37p)
Impact: Seager was lifted from Friday's game with a hamstring injury, and while the preliminary diagnosis was a cramp, the Dodgers did schedule an MRI to determine the full extent of the issue. The results have not yet been disclosed. Enrique Hernandez will fill in at shortstop Saturday. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:37p ET)
Overall Rank: 16 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 66.4 % Owned: 99.2
Yu DarvishTex - SP
News: Darvish was pulled as a precautionary measure before the eighth inning of Friday's start against the Yankees with triceps tightness, Emily Jones of Fox Sports Southwest reports. (Jun 23 10:01p)
Impact: Darvish had needed just 88 pitches to throw seven shutout innings, so it was assumed that something was up when he didn't come out for the eighth. Given Darvish's injury history, it's understandable that the Rangers didn't want to push him at even the slightest hint of tightness. As this move was called precautionary, he shouldn't be expected to miss a start, but his progress should be monitored throughout the week. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 10:01p ET)
Overall Rank: 42 Position Rank: 9
% Started: 91.8 % Owned: 98.5
Corey SeagerLAD - SS
News: Seager was forced to leave Friday's game with an apparent leg injury, SBNation.com reports. (Jun 23 8:19p)
Impact: Seager advanced to second base on a second inning RBI single but pulled up and grabbed the back of his right leg on the way there. It appeared to be a hamstring injury by the way Seager was grabbing at his leg, but we'll have to wait for an update from the Dodgers medical staff to know for sure. If so, though, the Dodgers could be losing one of their best players to the disabled list. For now, we'll consider him day-to-day. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:19p ET)
Overall Rank: 16 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 66.4 % Owned: 99.2
Anthony RendonWas - 3B
News: Rendon (neck) will start at third base and bat cleanup Wednesday against the Marlins, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports. (Jun 21 7:04a)
Impact: Much to the relief of fantasy owners, Rendon only ended up missing one game due to the neck stinger he sustained early in Monday's contest. The Nationals have an off day Thursday, so if Rendon's injury was truly a serious concern, it's likely the team would have held him out of the lineup in the series finale. With Rendon seemingly at full strength, Stephen Drew, who filled in admirably for the third baseman with five hits and four RBI the last two games, will settle back into a bench role. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:04a ET)
Overall Rank: 50 Position Rank: 6
% Started: 83.0 % Owned: 96.6
Aroldis ChapmanNYY - RP
News: Chapman (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Sunday. (Jun 18 12:25p)
Impact: Chapman endured no complications with his inflamed left rotator cuff during his rehab appearance with Double-A Trenton on Friday, so he'll rejoin the Yankees ahead of their series finale with the Athletics. Though Dellin Betances has been lights out since stepping into the closer's role after Chapman went on the DL a little over a month ago, it's expected that Chapman will settle into the ninth-inning role once he's eased back into the bullpen mix. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:25p ET)
Overall Rank: 62 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 86.7 % Owned: 96.6
Kyle HendricksChC - SP
News: Hendricks (hand) admitted Saturday that he's uncertain if he'll be able to return from the 10-day disabled list before the All-Star break, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. "We're basically in a waiting game now until I'm asymptomatic," Hendricks said. "I'm just coming in every day, and it has to be any one of these days. Hopefully this week I become asymptomatic, and we can go with the throwing program from there. The throwing program wouldn't be too long, since I was already in season." (Jun 18 6:32a)
Impact: Hendricks recently underwent a second MRI on his stiff hand that revealed no new information, so the right-hander will simply have to let the pain subside before he resumes playing catch. While Hendricks won't need much time to ramp up once he's cleared to throw again, the uncertain return timeline may make it difficult to justify holding him in shallower formats with limited bench spots. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 6:32a ET)
Overall Rank: 88 Position Rank: 22
% Started: 31.5 % Owned: 74.0
Buster PoseySF - C, 1B
News: Posey left Thursday's game with ankle soreness, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports. (Jun 15 8:43p)
Impact: The Giants lost both Posey and Eduardo Nunez in the same inning of Thursday's game against the Rockies. Posey slugged a home run on the play he was injured and he limped around the bases before heading directly to clubhouse with the Giants' training staff. There's still no word on the severity of Posey's injury, but Nick Hundley figures to start at catcher if Posey is to miss additional time beyond Thursday. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:43p ET)
Overall Rank: 52 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 93.7 % Owned: 99.5
Buster PoseySF - C, 1B
News: Posey has exited Thursday's game against the Rockies with an undisclosed injury, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. (Jun 15 8:29p)
Impact: The star catcher was in clear discomfort rounding the bases after clubbing a home run to left field to cut into the Giants' deficit. He limped back to the dugout and went straight back to the clubhouse with the training staff. It remains unclear what is bothering Posey, but his status heading into Friday is questionable at best. If Posey is given the day off, Nick Hundley would draw in behind the plate for the Giants. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:29p ET)
Overall Rank: 52 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 93.7 % Owned: 99.5
Clayton KershawLAD - SP
News: Kershaw will make his next scheduled start Monday against the Mets, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports. (Jun 15 3:16p)
Impact: Kershaw was originally scheduled to start Sunday's series finale against the Reds, but manager Dave Roberts will instead insert Kenta Maeda into the rotation there in an attempt to give his starting pitchers an extra day of rest. Kershaw and his NL-best 2.23 ERA will now start his next contest home, lining him up for two starts next week. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:16p ET)
Overall Rank: 5 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 84.3 % Owned: 99.1
Matt KempAtl - RF, LF
News: Kemp was removed prematurely from Wednesday's contest and appeared to be holding his hamstring as he left the field, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports. (Jun 14 2:11p)
Impact: The veteran was attempting to go first to third on a ball thrown into right field on a pickoff attempt by Nats catcher Jose Lobaton, and Kemp seemed to come up limping after being gunned down at third by Bryce Harper. Kemp spent time on the disabled list earlier this year with a hamstring injury, so this very well could be a recurrence of that ailment. More information on his status should come forth following the game's conclusion, but for now, consider him day-to-day. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:11p ET)
Overall Rank: 78 Position Rank: 10
% Started: 62.0 % Owned: 91.1
Chris DavisBal - 1B
News: Davis (oblique) landed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday. (Jun 14 1:30p)
Impact: After Davis was diagnosed with a Grade 1 right oblique strain following Monday's game against the White Sox, manager Buck Showalter suggested the first baseman would likely miss multiple weeks, so the DL move was fully expected. The Orioles purchased the contract of David Washington from Triple-A Norfolk to provide another option at first base, but it's expected that Trey Mancini and Mark Trumbo will see most of the reps at the position while Davis is sidelined. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:30p ET)
Overall Rank: 53 Position Rank: 9
% Started: 28.9 % Owned: 63.4
Billy HamiltonCin - CF
News: Hamilton has been fighting a minor thumb injury for a while, and it has affected his performance at the plate, which is why he is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Padres, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. (Jun 14 10:42a)
Impact: It was reported this past weekend that he was "a little beat up" and he has also dealt with a shoulder injury recently. This narrative lines up perfectly with Hamilton's play at the plate, as he has a .152/.200/.152 slash line and a 28.2 percent strikeout rate and five steals over his last 66 at-bats. Per Buchanan's report, it is painful whenever Hamilton makes contact. It is unclear if this is an injury that could eventually force him to the DL, but for now he should be considered day-to-day. The Reds have an off day Thursday. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 10:42a ET)
Overall Rank: 43 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 62.0 % Owned: 83.9
Chris DavisBal - 1B
News: Davis (oblique) will undergo an MRI on Tuesday, but manager Buck Showalter suggested it isn't looking good, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports. (Jun 12 9:13p)
Impact: Davis didn't want to talk about the oblique injury, which is definitely not a good sign. The initial diagnosis right now is a strained oblique. The MRI will determine the severity, and Davis could miss multiple months if it proves to be a high grade strain. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:13p ET)
Overall Rank: 53 Position Rank: 9
% Started: 28.9 % Owned: 63.4
Chris DavisBal - 1B
News: Davis left Monday's game with a right oblique strain, Rick Dubroff of PressBoxonline.com reports. (Jun 12 7:06p)
Impact: Davis went 0-for-2 prior to exiting the game. The severity of the strain is uncertain, and thus the 31-year-old should be considered day-to-day for the time being, but this is the type of injury that typically threatens to push a player to the DL. Trey Mancini would presumably see the bulk of the work at first base in Davis' absence. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:06p ET)
Overall Rank: 53 Position Rank: 9
% Started: 28.9 % Owned: 63.4
Yoenis CéspedesNYM - CF, LF
News: Cespedes left Monday's game with left heel soreness, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. (Jun 12 6:14p)
Impact: Given the fear that Cespedes had left the game over aggravation of the hamstring injury that cost him over a month earlier this season, this should be considered good news. The cause or severity of the injury are still unclear. Cespedes should still be considered day-to-day for now. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 6:14p ET)
Overall Rank: 47 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 73.2 % Owned: 97.8
Yoenis CéspedesNYM - CF, LF
News: Cespedes left Monday's game against the Cubs in the sixth inning for undisclosed reasons, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. (Jun 12 5:37p)
Impact: Cespedes missed 38 games between April 28 and June 9 with a hamstring injury. It appeared that he was struggling to run at full speed when on the bases before the fifth inning, and he was replaced in the outfield by the sixth. The obvious question is if Cespedes aggravated that hamstring injury that has already cost him so much time this season. Consider him day-to-day until Mets doctors are able to examine him and answer that question for sure. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:37p ET)
Overall Rank: 47 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 73.2 % Owned: 97.8
News: Stanton exited Saturday's game with a right wrist contusion after being struck by a fastball in the first inning. (Jun 10 2:10p)
Impact: Stanton underwent X-rays immediately following his exit from Saturday's game, which resulted in a negative test and an official listing of day-to-day by the club. This is great news, but the team figures to hold Stanton out Sunday with a scheduled off day coming for Miami on Monday. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:10p ET)
Overall Rank: 35 Position Rank: 7
% Started: 92.0 % Owned: 99.2
Manny MachadoBal - 3B, SS
News: Machado was removed early from Wednesday's game with left wrist soreness. (Jun 7 5:36p)
Impact: Machado was spiked in the wrist by Andrew McCutchen while attempting put a tag down on him, and although he was able to finish the inning in the field, Ruben Tejada pinch hit for him in the bottom half of the inning. It's possible Machado's removal was precautionary, but more should be known once the Orioles update his status. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:36p ET)
Overall Rank: 8 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 87.3 % Owned: 99.0
Ian KinslerDet - 2B
News: Kinsler (hamstring) was activated Tuesday from the 10-day disabled list. He'll man second base and serve as the Tigers' leadoff hitter in their series opener with the Angels. (Jun 6 12:20p)
Impact: Kinsler missed only the minimum amount of time due to the strained left hamstring, so fantasy owners shouldn't have too many qualms about plugging him back into their lineups for the Tigers' six-game slate this week. With Kinsler poised to take back his everyday role atop the lineup, both Andrew Romine and Dixon Machado, who had been platooning at the keystone, should see their at-bats take a hit. The Tigers shipped outfielder JaCoby Jones to Triple-A Toledo to accommodate Kinsler's addition to the active roster. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:20p ET)
Overall Rank: 67 Position Rank: 8
% Started: 59.0 % Owned: 77.8
News: Verlander was removed in the third inning of his start Sunday against the White Sox due to right groin tightness. (Jun 4 11:37a)
Impact: The Tigers labeled Verlander's removal as precautionary and the right-hander didn't look to be in much pain when he left the game, so if he's able to toss a bullpen session in the coming days without any complications, he should be good to go for his next scheduled start Friday against the Red Sox. Even if Verlander had been able to shake off the groin issue and remain in the game Sunday, he may have only hurt fantasy owners, as he clearly wasn't himself on the mound. He needed 72 pitches to record six outs, giving up two runs on six hits and three walks along the way. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:37a ET)
Overall Rank: 54 Position Rank: 12
% Started: 80.3 % Owned: 97.2
News: Verlander was removed from his start Sunday against the White Sox in the top of the third inning due to an undisclosed issue, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. He was charged with two runs on six hits and three walks over two innings and struck out three batters. (Jun 4 11:22a)
Impact: The Tigers sent out the team trainer to visit Verlander on the mound on two occasions during the afternoon, with the right-hander ultimately departing after the second meeting. Verlander wasn't limping off the field and didn't see a significant dip in his velocity during the outing, so while he'll presumably be evaluated in the locker room, the team is hopeful that any physical issue that may have been afflicting the former Cy Young winner is a minor one. As the stat line illustrates, Verlander was laboring through the start before his departure, needing 72 pitches (49 strikes) to record six outs. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:22a ET)
Overall Rank: 54 Position Rank: 12
% Started: 80.3 % Owned: 97.2
Bryce HarperWas - RF
News: Harper (suspension) is batting third and playing right field during Sunday's game against the Athletics, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports. (Jun 4 10:09a)
Impact: Harper served his three-game suspension following his bout with Hunter Strickland and is set to rejoin the heart of the Nationals' potent lineup. The superstar right fielder should pick up where he left off as he looks to build on his ridiculous 179 wRC+. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 10:09a ET)
Overall Rank: 12 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 97.2 % Owned: 99.5
Nelson CruzSea - RF, DH
News: Cruz (hand) is back in the lineup Friday against the Rays. (Jun 2 3:19p)
Impact: Cruz was removed from Thursday's game after being hit on the hand by a pitch, but it seems like that was more of a precautionary measure at this point. He'll resume his normal spot in the lineup, batting cleanup and acting as Seattle's designated hitter versus Tampa Bay starter Jake Odorizzi. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:19p ET)
Overall Rank: 26 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 89.7 % Owned: 98.9
Jean SeguraSea - 2B, SS
News: Segura (ankle) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday. (Jun 2 3:06p)
Impact: The injury is being dubbed a high ankle sprain, and it appears that the injury is serious enough to warrant a DL stint. No word has been released about how long Segura will remain out either, but Taylor Motter seems to be the likely option to fill in at shortstop while he's on the shelf. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:06p ET)
Overall Rank: 70 Position Rank: 9
% Started: 70.4 % Owned: 95.8
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