MLB Player News: All Positions

News: Scherzer (back) won't start Sunday as previously indicated while he recovers from a cortisone injection from earlier this week, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Impact: Scherzer originally believed he was dealing with a mid-back strain, but he was diagnosed with an inflamed bursa sac in his back Tuesday and subsequently received the injection. The veteran right-hander threw on flat ground again Friday and hopes to advance to a bullpen session within the next few days, which could allow him to come off the injured list sometime next week.
News: Trout (calf) will bat second and serve as the designated hitter Thursday against the Astros.
Impact: Trout has missed the last three contests while nursing a right calf strain, but he's been given the green light to return to the starting lineup for the series finale. The Angels will keep him out of the field for now, which gives Brian Goodwin another chance to man center field.
News: Trout (calf) is not starting Wednesday against the Astros, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Trout will stick on the bench for a third consecutive game as he continues to nurse a right calf strain. The outfielder said he was feeling better Tuesday, though the Angels are understandably taking a cautious approach with Trout. According to Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic, the 27-year-old is available to pinch hit and expects to rejoin the lineup for Thursday's series finale. Brian Goodwin is once again starting in center field in his place.
News: German's scheduled start against the Rays on Wednesday was postponed due to inclement weather.
Impact: The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Thursday, with German starting Game 1, per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. Since returning from the injured list at the beginning of July, German is 2-0 with a 0.75 ERA, 0.67 WHIP and 13:0 K:BB in 12 innings (two starts).
News: Chirinos' scheduled start against the Yankees on Wednesday has been postponed due to inclement weather.
Impact: The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Thursday, with Chirinos slated to start Game 1 and Charlie Morton set to start Game 2, according to Juan Toribio of MLB.com. Over his past two appearances, Chirinos has compiled a 3.21 ERA, 0.71 WHIP and 13:1 K:BB in 14 innings.
News: Mondesi was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder subluxation Wednesday.
Impact: Mondesi suffered the injury after diving for a foul ball in Tuesday's game against the White Sox. It's not yet clear when the Royals expect him to return. Humberto Arteaga was recalled from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move.
News: Jimenez landed on the 10-day injured list with a right ulnar nerve contusion Wednesday.
Impact: Jimenez suffered the injury during an outfield collision with Charlie Tilson in Tuesday's game against the Royals. After initially being diagnosed with elbow soreness, he'll now miss at least 10 days with a bruised nerve. Jimenez will be re-evaluated in Chicago on Monday, but the hope is that he'll be ready to return after missing just two weeks, per Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times. Tilson and Ryan Cordell are likely in line for an increased role in his absence.
News: Jansen has a bruised right ankle after being hit by a comebacker in Tuesday's game at Philadelphia, Pedro Moura of The Athletic reports. He was charged with the blown save after giving up four hits and three runs while recording only one out during the ninth inning.
Impact: Jansen never exited the game but sported a heavy limp in the clubhouse, and he said that it was a mistake to stay in the game since he had trouble pushing off the mound, according to Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register. The severity of the injury is not fully clear, but the Dodgers seem likely to avoid utilizing the 31-year-old for a day or two, at least.
News: Mondesi will undergo an MRI on his left shoulder after leaving Tuesday's game versus the White Sox, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Mondesi sustained the injury when diving for a foul ball during the fifth inning, and the athletic trainer held Mondesi's left arm as he exited the field. Per Flanagan, teammate Hunter Dozier said Mondesi believed he suffered a dislocated left shoulder, but there won't be an official diagnosis until after the MRI.
News: Manager Rick Renteria said Jimenez (elbow) is likely heading to the injured list after exiting Tuesday's game at Kansas City, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Impact: Jimenez was removed during the first inning after colliding with teammate Charlie Tilson in the outfield and was given a preliminary diagnosis of right elbow soreness. According to James Fegan of The Athletic, the 22-year-old is returning to Chicago to be further evaluated and will undergo an MRI.
News: Rodgers (shoulder) announced via Instagram on Tuesday that he underwent surgery and is out for the season, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Impact: Rodgers landed on the injured list in late June with a right shoulder impingement after dealing with some discomfort over the previous few days. The 22-year-old was pictured in a hospital bed with his right arm in a heavy brace/sling and finished the post by saying, "See you in 2020." According to Thomas Harding of MLB.com, Rodgers underwent surgery to address a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
News: Bruce was removed from Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with a right oblique strain, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Bruce sustained the injury during a check swing and was unable to finish his at-bat. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but the fact the team is already announcing it as a strain is hardly a good sign. Roman Quinn has taken over in left field for the veteran slugger.
News: Bruce was removed from Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with an apparent oblique injury, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Bruce sustained the injury on a check swing and exited the contest in the middle of his at-bat. The specifics of the issue should come into focus as the 32-year-old is further evaluated.
News: Trout (calf) isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Astros.
Impact: It appears Trout will get another night off to rest his calf, though he may be available off the bench. Per Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register, the 27-year-old said he feels better and that they are "just being cautious." Brian Goodwin draws the start in center field and is set to bat seventh in Trout's stead.
News: Rosario was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports. He'll start in left field and bat fourth against the Mets.
Impact: Rosario was moved to the injured list June 28 after suffering a left ankle sprain, but he was able to run the bases Sunday, thus proving his health. He didn't require a rehab stint and will immediately enter the starting lineup upon his return. Rosario is hitting .282 with 20 home runs and 60 RBI in 75 games this year.
News: Carpenter was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right foot contusion Tuesday.
Impact: Carpenter left Monday's game in the middle of an at-bat after fouling a ball off his foot, and the issue is evidently serious enough to sideline him for at least 10 days. Edmundo Sosa was called up in a corresponding move and will likely fill a bench role, with Tommy Edman taking over at third base.
News: Manager Brad Ausmus said Monday after the Angels' 9-6 win over the Astros that Trout (calf) could rejoin the lineup or be available off the bench for Tuesday's game, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Impact: After injuring his right calf in Sunday's 6-3 win, Trout was sent in for an MRI, which confirmed he was dealing with a relatively minor strain. Though Trout was withheld from the lineup for the series opener versus Houston, he noted that he felt much better after receiving treatment to address the calf issue, according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. Trout will likely test out his calf during baserunning and outfield drills early Tuesday before the Angels decide on his status for the second game of the series.
News: Contreras was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday due to a strain of the arch muscle in his right foot, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Contreras has been held out of the last two games due to a foot issue, and an MRI revealed Monday night that he's dealing with a muscle strain. The Cubs medical staff also determined that playing through the issue would only make it worse, so the backstop will spend the next 10 days on the shelf. Contreras isn't expected to miss more than the minimum, however.
News: An MRI on Monday revealed that Trout is dealing with a strained right calf.
Impact: This is positive news for the Angels, as Trout will be considered day-to-day moving forward after further testing ruled out a serious injury. At this point, it looks as though he'll avoid a trip to the injured list, though he may remain on the bench for the next few days as a precaution.
News: Trout (calf) isn't starting Monday's game against the Astros.
Impact: The Angels have yet to reveal the results of Trout's MRI, but he'll be held out of Monday's starting lineup after exiting Sunday's matchup with tightness in his right calf. Michael Hermosillo, who was called up from Triple-A Salt Lake earlier in the day, will draw the start in center field and bat ninth in Trout's place.
News: Glasnow (forearm) was shut down for two more weeks Monday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Glasnow suffered a setback in late June and was shut down for three weeks at that time. After a checkup and follow-up MRI, his return to throwing has been delayed further. He's been out since May 10, so he'll require a long time to build his arm strength back up, putting his availability to pitch at any point this season in doubt.
News: The Mets intend to place Wheeler on the 10-day injured list due to right shoulder fatigue, a source tells Tim Healey of Newsday.
Impact: Wheeler had been in line to start Tuesday's series opener in Minnesota, but Healey's report suggests the right-hander likely experienced some discomfort during his side session over the weekend. Since Wheeler's last appearance came prior to the All-Star break, his IL stint can only be backdated three days, leaving him ineligible for reinstatement until at least July 23. The Mets will likely name a replacement starter for Tuesday when the team formally announces Wheeler's placement on the IL.
News: Trout will undergo an MRI on his right calf Monday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Impact: Trout exited Sunday's matchup against Seattle due to right calf tightness, and even though the Angels don't believe the injury to be serious, they'll exercise caution by sending their star center fielder for further testing.
News: The injury that forced Trout from Sunday's game was right calf tightness, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. He is day-to-day.
Impact: We hesitate to speculate how serious this is until we hear the Angels discuss the injury. There wasn't a conspicuous play where it was obvious that Trout was injured, but calf injuries to other players have been longer lasting than initially diagnosed.
News: The Athletics acquired Bailey from the Royals on Sunday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: The Royals' return in the deal isn't known, but Oakland likely isn't sending back anything substantial while it pays the approximately $250,000 in salary Bailey is owed for the remainder of 2019. News of the trade surfaced shortly after Bailey was a surprise scratch ahead of his scheduled start for Kansas City in Sunday's game against the Tigers. The Athletics have yet to name a fifth starter coming out of the All-Star break, so Bailey could be plugged into the rotation right away and debut for the club Tuesday against Seattle. Over 18 starts this season spanning 90 innings, Bailey has posted a 4.80 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 81:38 K:BB.
News: Manager Rocco Baldelli suggested that Rosario (ankle) could be activated from the 10-day injured list as soon as Tuesday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Impact: Rosario was cleared to resume running the bases Sunday in what likely marks the final test for his sprained left ankle. Since he's missed just under three weeks with the injury, Rosario isn't expected to require a minor-league rehab assignment if the Twins are satisfied with his condition once they check back in with him following Monday's off day. Rosario's impending return would be welcome news with fellow outfielder Byron Buxton (face/chest) viewed as day-to-day and unavailable for Sunday's series finale with the Indians.
News: Giles will be unavailable for Sunday's game against the Yankees while he deals with nerve inflammation in his right elbow, Alexis Brudnicki of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Giles apparently developed the injury after receiving a massage over the All-Star break and went unused in Saturday's 2-1 win, even though a save opportunity was available. Daniel Hudson stepped in to record the final four outs of the contest en route to notching his second save, but it's unclear if he'll be the top option at the back end of the bullpen Sunday after tossing 35 pitches. The Blue Jays are calling Giles' injury a day-to-day issue and hope he'll avoid a trip to the 10-day injury list.
News: Manager Aaron Boone said that Severino (lat) received clearance to resume a throwing program Monday, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.
Impact: Sidelined all season with rotator cuff inflammation and then a Grade 2 lat strain, Severino will essentially need to complete a full spring training before the Yankees consider activating him from the 60-day injured list. He'll start by throwing on flat ground for the first time in approximately two weeks before advancing to bullpen sessions. Realistically, Severino won't be ready to return from the IL until late August and could have his pitch counts monitored carefully in any starts he makes before the regular season ends.
News: Scherzer was placed on the 10-day injured list with a mid-back strain Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Impact: Reports from earlier in the day suggested that the Nationals were fairly confident that Scherzer would start Tuesday against the Orioles, but there's evidently been a change of plans. The move was made retroactive to Wednesday, so Scherzer could return as soon as next Saturday in Atlanta, though it's not yet clear how long the Nationals expect him to be out. Spencer Kieboom was recalled in a corresponding move.
News: Cashner was traded from the Orioles to the Red Sox on Saturday in exchange for 17-year-old prospects Elio Prado and Noelberth Romero.
Impact: Cashner's 3.83 ERA through 17 starts this season isn't backed up by his peripherals, though he's done this before in the recent past, recording a 3.40 ERA in 2017 despite a 4.61 FIP and a 5.30 xFIP. He'll have to continue relying on soft contact going forward, as his poor 16.5 percent strikeout rate is still his best mark since 2015. The veteran should have better chances at wins in Boston but remains a shaky fantasy option at best. He'll serve as the Red Sox's fifth starter for the stretch run.
News: Bregman (head) is back in the lineup for Saturday's game against Texas, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Bregman required four stitches in his chin after getting hit by a groundball Thursday and did not participate in Friday's contest, but he's ready to go Saturday. He'll play shortstop and bat third against the Rangers.
News: Gennett (groin) was a late scratch from Friday's lineup against the Rockies, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Initially he was in the lineup after re-injuring his groin just before the All-Star break, but the Reds removed him from the lineup roughly an hour before first pitch. Derek Dietrich will start at second base and bat fifth.
News: Bregman (head) is not in the lineup for Friday's game at Texas since he is still being evaluated for a head injury, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Bregman had a tough hop hit him square in the chin Thursday, causing him to exit the contest and receive four stitches. It sounds as though the 24-year-old is being evaluated for a potential concussion, which would be much more worrisome than the chin laceration. Bregman should be considered day-to-day until more is known about the injury.
News: Pollock (elbow) was activated from the 60-day injured list Friday.
Impact: Pollock has been out since late April with an elbow infection. He went just 1-for-13 on his rehab assignment but was nevertheless deemed ready to go. He should feature in a near everyday role in center field once he's fully up to speed.
News: Scherzer's next start will be pushed back a few days due to back tightness, Carol Maloney of MASN reports.
Impact: Scherzer's back issues popped up just before the break and prevented him from pitching in the All-Star Game, but the original plan was for him to start Sunday's game against the Phillies. It doesn't sound as though the Nationals intend to skip his start entirely, and with an off day Monday, he'll get a few extra days to rest and could pitch Tuesday or Wednesday in Baltimore.
News: Molina (thumb) is expected to miss the next three weeks, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Molina has been battling a thumb issue throughout the first half of the season, and while skipper Mike Shildt noted that the injury isn't any worse from the last time his starting catcher was sent to the injured list, Molina's thumb just isn't healing the way the medical staff wants it to. He won't be ready to return from the shelf after the 10-day minimum, though he isn't expected to require surgery and should be back around the beginning of August.
News: Carpenter (back) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Thursday.
Impact: Carpenter has been on the shelf since July 2 due to a lower-back strain, though he benefitted from the All-Star break and will be ready to roll when his team resumes play Friday against Arizona. He put together an uncharacteristic .216/.325/.381 slash line through 77 games in the first half, so he'll look to turn things around following the break.
News: Seager (hamstring) was activated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday.
Impact: Seager will wind up missing a month with a hamstring strain. He recorded a solid .278/.359/.468 slash line with eight homers in 66 games in the first half of the season. He'll return to an everyday role at shortstop after the All-Star break, sending Chris Taylor back into a utility role. Matt Beaty was optioned in a corresponding move.
News: Alvarado (oblique) could miss 6-to-8 weeks, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Alvarado left Saturday's game against the Yankees with a strained oblique. He said after the game that he expected to miss 2-to-6 weeks, depending on the results of an MRI. That was apparently overly optimistic, as he now has a 6-to-8 week timeline following the MRI and a doctor visit Sunday. Emilio Pagan and Diego Castillo (shoulder) will be the top ninth-inning options in his absence.
News: Yelich (back) is optimistic that he'll be able to start the All-Star Game, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Yelich announced earlier in the day that he's bowing out of Monday's Home Run Derby due to a back injury, though the reigning National League MVP still hopes to play in the midsummer classic. A decision will likely be made closer to the contest, which is slated for Tuesday evening.
News: Yelich won't participate in the Home Run Derby on Monday due to a back injury.
Impact: Yelich was absent from Sunday's lineup at Pittsburgh, but there was no previous indication he was battling an injury. The 27-year-old is also scheduled to play in Tuesday's All-Star Game, and there's yet to be an official announcement that he won't play Tuesday. Matt Chapman will serve as his replacement in the Home Run Derby.
News: Senzel exited Sunday's game versus the Indians with a right ankle sprain.
Impact: Senzel sustained the injury while attempting to make a catch at the wall during the first inning Sunday. The severity of the sprain remains unclear, but the 24-year-old will have the next four days to aid in his recovery thanks to the All-Star break.
News: Senzel was removed from Sunday's game against the Indians with an apparent right leg injury, John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Impact: Senzel collided with the outfield wall during the first inning Sunday and was unable to remain in the game. The 24-year-old initially stayed in and walked in the bottom of the frame, but he was removed prior to the second inning. The specifics of the injury should be revealed as he is further evaluated.
News: Scherzer won't be pitching in the All-Star Game on Tuesday due to back stiffness, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Impact: True to form, Scherzer fanned 11 over seven scoreless innings despite nursing the back issue Saturday, as he's been dealing with the injury since last weekend. The 34-year-old will take the All-Star break to rest up and expects to return to the mound next Sunday at Philadelphia.
News: Yelich is not in the lineup for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Yelich went 2-for-2 with a walk and a caught stealing Saturday but will receive a breather Sunday with the Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game on tap over the next couple days. Eric Thames slides out to right field while Jesus Aguilar starts at first base for the Brewers.
News: Arrieta has been pitching with a bone spur in his right elbow and will likely require surgery at some point to address the matter, a source informed Ken Rosenthal and Matt Gelb of The Athletic.
Impact: Arrieta hinted after his start in Saturday's 6-5 loss to the Mets that he might not be completely healthy, though he didn't elaborate on the nature or extent of his physical issues. The report from Rosenthal and Gelb offers more clarity on that front while also creating more concern about Arrieta's outlook for the second half even if he forgoes surgery until the offseason, which is what Arrieta is tentatively planning to do, per Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Arrieta owns a 6.63 ERA over his last seven outings and was uncharacteristically wild while surrendering six runs (five earned) in 4.1 innings Saturday, as he hit three batters to match his total from his prior 17 outings combined. The right-hander previously required season-ending surgery to address a bone spur back in 2011 as a member of the Orioles.
News: Bumgarner was diagnosed with a left elbow contusion after X-rays came back negative Saturday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Bumgarner was hit in the left elbow by a line drive in the first inning Saturday and was removed after two innings, but it looks as though he was able to escape with a bruise. The 29-year-old would typically be expected to start the Giants' first game after the All-Star break Friday at Milwaukee, but it will likely be at least a day or two until his availability is determined.
News: Bumgarner was removed from Saturday's game after being hit by a line drive just above his left elbow, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Bumgarner was struck by the liner during the first inning and was able to remain in the game for another frame, but he did not throw a pitch in the third inning despite initially retaking the mound. The veteran left-hander should have his status updated later Saturday or Sunday.
News: Alvarado (oblique) is expected to miss 2-to-6 weeks depending on the results of his MRI, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Alvarado left Saturday's game against the Yankees with a strained right oblique. Emilio Pagan looks to be the primary ninth-inning option in his absence, though Diego Castillo could be back from a shoulder injury soon after the break.
News: Brantley is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Angels with a sore right hamstring, Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Manager AJ Hinch said Brantley may be available off the bench and could rejoin the lineup Sunday, so it doesn't appear to be a serious issue. Still, the Astros are likely to remain cautious with the All-Star break set to begin Monday. Josh Reddick is starting in left field Saturday in his place.
News: Alvarado left Saturday's game against the Yankees with a strained oblique, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
Impact: It's not yet clear if the injury is serious enough to require a trip to the injured list, but it would be a surprise if Alvarado didn't at least rest until after the All-Star break. He's allowed nine of 12 batters to reach base over his last two outings, possibly as a result of the injury.
News: Alvarado left Saturday's game against the Yankees with an apparent side injury, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.
Impact: It's not clear exactly what the injury is, but Alvarado appeared to point to his side while talking to a team trainer. The lefty allowed four of his five batters to reach base in Saturday's outing after giving up six runs while recording just two outs in his previous outing Wednesday against the Orioles, so it's possible he's been dealing with a nagging injury for at least a few days.
News: Carrasco (illness) has been diagnosed with leukemia, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Impact: Carrasco revealed the diagnosis in an interview with Dominican news station CDN 37. He has been sidelined since June 5 and very few specifics had been given to this point. Carrasco also said in the interview that he is being treated and the illness is under control. While he hopes to pitch again this season, there's no timetable for his return.
News: Hendriks will remain the closer for the A's for the time being, even with Blake Treinen back from the IL, Susan Slusser of The San Francisco Chronicle reports. "At this point, Liam deserves to be there right now," manager Bob Melvin said.
Impact: This runs counter to the A's initial assertion, but it's not a surprise following Hendriks' continued strong work and Treinen's rough outing after returning from the IL.
News: Herrera was suspended without pay for the remainder of the season Friday for violating the league's domestic violence policy, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Herrera was arrested on assault charges back on May 17. The victim (his girlfriend) elected not to press charges, but MLB evidently found enough during its own investigation to sideline Herrera for the rest of the season. The suspension will extend through the postseason should the Phillies qualify. Herrera will not appeal the suspension and will take part in an evaluation and treatment program. Scott Kingery will presumably remain the primary center fielder for the remainder of the season in Herrera's absence.
News: Peralta (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
Impact: It seems Peralta's MRI didn't show anything worse than right AC joint inflammation, which is great news, though he will still require some down time. Peralta notched three hits Tuesday but has only a .730 OPS in 27 games since his initial return from the shoulder injury. Jarrod Dyson appears likely to see most of the time in left field in Peralta's absence, with Ketel Marte in center and Eduardo Escobar at second.
News: The Rays placed Lowe (shin) on the 10-day injured list Thursday, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Lowe was labeled day-to-day when he initially sustained a bruised right shin in Tuesday's game against the Orioles, but the Rays determined prior to Thursday's series opener with the Yankees that it was best to give the 24-year-old additional time off. The decision to move Lowe to the IL means he won't be able to compete in the All-Star Game next week, though there's optimism he'll be ready to return to action when first eligible July 13. The Rays called up Nate Lowe from Triple-A Durham in a corresponding move, and the expectation is that he'll take over as the team's primary first baseman while both Brandon Lowe and Ji-Man Choi (ankle) are on the shelf.
News: Peralta was removed from Wednesday's game versus the Dodgers with right shoulder soreness.
Impact: Peralta had a stint on the injured list in late May/early June with right AC joint inflammation, but it's unclear if he aggravated that injury or is dealing with a new issue. The 31-year-old will have Thursday's scheduled off day to be evaluated before the Diamondbacks' series opener Friday against the Rockies.
News: Gennett (groin) labeled his exit from Wednesday's game as precautionary and may be able to start Thursday's series finale, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Impact: Gennett was pulled from Wednesday's game with left groin tightness but appears to have avoided a more serious injury. The 29-year-old was sidelined the first three months of the season with a right groin strain, so it makes sense for the Reds to remain cautious with the All-Star break looming.
News: Upton was removed from Wednesday's game at Texas with left quadriceps tightness.
Impact: Upton went 1-for-3 with an RBI prior to leaving the game during the sixth inning. According to Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register, the 31-year-old told manager Brad Ausmus he feels fine, though it wouldn't be surprising if the team remains cautious and gives him Thursday off, regardless.
News: Gennett was removed from Wednesday's game against the Brewers with left groin tightness, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Impact: Gennett missed the first three months of the season with a right groin strain, so the saving grace here is that he doesn't appear to have aggravated that injury. The 29-year-old went 0-for-2 with a strikeout prior to leaving the game after four innings. The severity of the issue isn't clear, but the Reds are likely to be extra cautious given Gennett's previous injury this year and with the All-Star break less than a week away.
News: La Stella was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a fractured right tibia. He is expected to miss 8-10 weeks.
Impact: The first-time All-Star fouled a ball off his shin Tuesday and this diagnosis is pretty much the worst-case scenario. It sounds like we won't see La Stella back in action until September, if we see him back on the field at all in 2019. Matt Thaiss was called up in a corresponding move and appears primed to take over as the starting third baseman for the Halos.
News: Yelich is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Reds.
Impact: Yelich had started 35 consecutive games prior to Wednesday's off day. He owns a .706 OPS over his last 10 games, which counts as a major slump in a season in which he's hit .328/.425/.713 overall. Ben Gamel will take over in right field.
News: Treinen (shoulder) was activated from the injured list prior to Wednesday's game against the Twins, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Treinen made a remarkably quick recovery from a rotator cuff strain, and for what it's worth, he gave up three runs on four hits in one inning in his lone rehab appearance at Triple-A. He will presumably return to being Oakland's closer, but Liam Hendriks may still get the occassional save chance, given how well he has pitched of late.
News: The Twins placed Odorizzi on the 10-day injured list after he sustained a right middle finger blister during his start in Tuesday's 8-6 loss to the Athletics, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Odorizzi failed to deliver a quality start for the fourth straight outing Tuesday, ceding six runs (five earned) on four hits and three walks over three innings while striking out two. While Park notes that Odorizzi could pitch through the blister if needed, the Twins wanted to get ahead of the matter and give him extra time to heal up ahead of the second half. Odorizzi thus appears to be in line for a minimum stay on the IL or close to it, though the injury will prevent him from starting Sunday's game against Texas and appearing in his first All-Star Game next week. Zack Littell was called up from Triple-A Rochester in a corresponding move to provide the bullpen with an extra arm, but the Twins haven't announced a replacement in the rotation for Odorizzi.
News: Odorizzi was pulled from Tuesday's game versus the Athletics due to a right middle finger blister, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Odorizzi was visited by the athletic trainer after giving up a grand slam during the fourth inning Tuesday and exited the game after throwing a couple more pitches. The severity of the issue is not yet known, but the Twins could play it safe and wait until after the All-Star break to give the 29-year-old his next start, which is currently scheduled for Sunday.
News: Odorizzi was removed from Tuesday's game at Oakland with an apparent finger issue, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Odorizzi was visited by manager Rocco Baldelli and the athletic trainer during the fourth inning and they appeared to be examining one of his fingers before he exited the game. The 29-year-old gave up six runs (five earned) across three innings prior to leaving the contest. The specifics of the issue remain unclear, but if there is any concern at all the team could push his next start -- currently scheduled for Sunday -- to after the All-Star break.
News: Piscotty (knee) could be out a month even though the MRI he required Monday revealed no structural damage, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Piscotty suffered the right knee sprain Saturday but appears to have avoided a major injury. Manager Bob Melvin believes the 28-year-old could miss about a month of action, but his official recovery timeline won't come into focus until he begins rehab work.
News: Turner had X-rays on his elbow and wrist come back negative after he was hit by a pitch Sunday, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
Impact: Turner didn't actually start Sunday but was hit by a pitch in his pinch-hit appearance. The 34-year-old is taking Tuesday to rest up but appears to have avoided a serious injury. Edwin Rios is starting at third base in his absence.
News: Davis (hand) is back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Twins.
Impact: Davis hasn't played since getting hit by a pitch last Thursday. His injury-filled season has led to some less-than-impressive numbers, as his .249/.312/.462 slash line isn't quite what the Athletics or fantasy owners were looking for. He'll bat cleanup as the designated hitter Tuesday.
News: Carpenter was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a lower-back strain, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: After Carpenter missed his fourth consecutive start Sunday, manager Mike Shildt said the third baseman was dealing with a stomach issue. It turns out it's something more serious, and it will knock Carpenter out at least through the break. The 33-year-old rebounded after a slow start last year but hasn't been able to do that yet in 2019 -- he's batting .216/.325/.381 halfway through the season. Expect Tommy Edman to get a good amount of run in Carpenter's absence.
News: Story (thumb) was activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Tuesday's game against Houston.
Impact: As anticipated, Story will return after missing time with a sprained right thumb. He was able to complete a rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque over the weekend and figures to be reinserted into the Rockies' starting lineup for Tuesday's matchup.
News: Mondesi (groin) was activated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
Impact: Mondesi missed just a bit longer than the minimum due to a groin strain. Now healthy, he'll be looking to bounce back from the poor stretch he had leading up to the injury, when he posted a .416 OPS in nine games. Humberto Arteaga was optioned to Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move.
News: Machado will not take part in Tuesday's game against the Giants as he'll be serving a one-game suspension for an incident with an umpire back in mid-June, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Impact: Machado was ejected for arguing balls and strikes back on June 16 and was hit with a one-game ban. He appealed the suspension at the time, but the punishment was eventually upheld. Greg Garcia will likely fill in at third base in Machado's absence.
News: The Rockies are expected to activate Story (thumb) from the 10-day injured list ahead of Tuesday's game against the Astros, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Impact: Story started in rehab games with Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday and Sunday, playing five innings at shortstop in the first contest and seven innings in the second one. With Story reporting no setbacks with his sprained right thumb Monday, the All-Star should receive the green light to slot back into the Rockies' everyday lineup. Story's impending return will likely result in either Pat Valaika or Garrett Hampson getting optioned to Triple-A.
News: Voit was placed on the 10-day injured list with an abdominal strain Tuesday.
Impact: Voit left Saturday's game against the Red Sox with abdominal tightness and did not play in Sunday's contest. The assignment is backdated to Sunday, so he could be back in the lineup when play resumes July 12 following the All-Star break, should he prove ready. DJ LeMahieu can slide over to first base in Voit's absence, as he did on Sunday, or the Yankees can move Edwin Encarnacion out from the designated hitter spot.
News: Eovaldi (elbow) may be used as a closer upon returning from the 60-day injured list, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Impact: Eovaldi has been on the shelf since April 20, though he's making solid progress after undergoing surgery on his right elbow. The Red Sox are hopeful he'll be ready to return shortly after the All-Star break, and given Boston's bullpen struggles, they could use the right-hander in save situations. This would also allow for Eovaldi to return sooner than anticipated, as it would likely take more time to stretch him back out to a starting role.
News: The Angels announced that Skaggs, 27, passed away earlier Monday in Texas.
Impact: The circumstances surrounding Skaggs' death aren't known, and the Angels' series opener Monday versus the Rangers was postponed as a result of his passing. The lefty was in the midst of his seventh season in the big leagues and sixth with the Angels.
News: Sanchez was removed from Sunday's 12-8 win over the Red Sox in the ninth inning after jamming his left thumb on a pitch in the bottom of the eighth, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Impact: Sanchez went 1-for-5 with a walk, a run and two RBI before departing in favor of Austin Romine for the final frame. The 26-year-old told reporters after the contest that he isn't worried about the injury, but he'll wait and see how his thumb feels prior to Tuesday's series opener against the Mets before committing to playing.
News: Syndergaard (hamstring) was activated off the 10-day injured list to start Sunday's game against the Braves.
Impact: Syndergaard landed on the injured list June 16 with the hamstring strain but is set to rejoin the Mets after one rehab start with Low-A Brooklyn. The 26-year-old had a 4.55 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 93:24 K:BB over 95 innings prior to going down with the injury. According to manager Mickey Callaway, Syndergaard is expected to be limited to around 90-100 pitches in his first start back from the IL, per Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record.
News: The White Sox will call up Cease from Triple-A Charlotte to start the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Tigers.
Impact: The organization's top healthy pitching prospect, Cease will receive his first taste of the big leagues with the White Sox in need of reinforcement to its injury-battered rotation. While Cease will likely serve as the 26th man for the twin bill, he'll likely stick in the big-league rotation after the All-Star break if he can merely avoid a blowup outing versus Detroit. Over 68.1 innings in the International League this season, Cease has posted a 4.48 ERA (3.26 FIP) and 1.57 WHIP, but he's notched 73 strikeouts and has surrendered only four home runs.
News: Alvarez (knee) will serve as the Astros' designated hitter and bat fourth Sunday against the Mariners, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Alvarez's mobility in the field and on the basepaths may be compromised while he manages a sore left knee, but his ability to take batting practice Saturday without incident will allow him to rejoin the lineup in a non-defensive role, though he serves as the DH more than an outfielder even when healthy. The rookie, who had missed the previous two games with the injury, could be limited to DH duty for the next several days, but fantasy managers are likely just relieved he avoided a trip to the injured list.
News: Severino (lat) had his throwing program shut down Saturday and isn't expected to return from the 60-day injured list until late August at the earliest, George A. King III of the New York Post reports. "He had a little bit of soreness and we held off a little bit. He re-MRI-ed which is what we wanted to do before he got back on the mound," manager Aaron Boone said of Severino. "He is about 90 percent healed so we kind of slowed it down. He will probably be throwing again, hopefully, in five to seven days. He won't get back on the mound until it's 100 percent."
Impact: Per Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger, general manager Brian Cashman admitted Sunday that Severino shouldn't have been throwing in the first place while his strained lat was only 90 percent healed, so the Yankees will now exercise caution and wait until he's 100 percent before ramping things up. Since he's been on the shelf all season, Severino will essentially require a full spring training regimen -- approximately six weeks in length -- before the Yankees sign off on an eventual return from the IL. Assuming Severino avoids any further setbacks and meets the Yankees' goal of being ready to return by late August, he would likely pick up around 4-to-6 starts before the regular season ends.
News: Bogaerts (calf) is in the starting lineup at shortstop and batting third Sunday, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.
Impact: Bogaerts was removed from Saturday's game after experiencing cramping in both calves. The 92-degree heat and hard surface at London Stadium appears to have a played a role, per Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald.
News: Voit (abdomen) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox in London but was able to take batting practice prior to the contest, Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Manager Aaron Boone said Voit reported to the team Sunday "feeling good," despite having been forced to exit Saturday's 17-13 win with abdomen tightness on his left side. While the skipper said the Yankees would likely stay away from him off the bench in the series finale, Voit's ability to get some swings in Sunday offers optimism that he'll avoid a trip to the injured list. DJ LaMahieu will fill in for Voit at first base.
News: Ozuna was diagnosed with multiple small fractures on the middle and ring fingers of his right hand, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Impact: Ozuna was placed on the injured list after sustaining the injury diving back to first base on a pickoff attempt Friday, but the results of his X-rays weren't previously known. Per FOX Sports Midwest, manager Mike Shildt said Ozuna will be sidelined "every bit of the 10 days and beyond." Surgery doesn't appear to be in the cards, but it looks as though the 28-year-old will be on the shelf beyond the All-Star break.
News: Stroman was diagnosed with a left shoulder pectoral cramp after exiting Saturday's start against the Royals.
Impact: Stroman exited the game with what appeared to be an arm injury, but the diagnosis of pectoral cramp to his non-throwing shoulder is basically a best-case scenario. The 28-year-old allowed three runs over four innings before leaving the game and should have his status updated for Thursday's scheduled start within the next couple days.
News: Voit was removed from Saturday's game versus the Red Sox with tightness in the left side of his abdomen, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Voit suffered the injury while rounding first base when stretching a single into a double, though it initially appeared to be a hamstring issue. The 28-year-old said he hopes to avoid the injured list, and the team will decide whether an MRI is necessary depending on how he feels Sunday. Edwin Encarnacion and DJ LeMahieu would be the likely options to fill in at first base should Voit be forced to miss time. According to Erik Boland of Newsday, manager Aaron Boone indicated it's unlikely Voit will be in the lineup Sunday, though he wouldn't rule out using him off the bench, which bodes well for Voit's prognosis.
News: Bogaerts left Saturday's game against the Yankees with a left calf strain, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Impact: He suffered the injury while rounding second base in the bottom of the seventh inning. Eduardo Nunez, who replaced him at shortstop, could see more playing time for however long Bogaerts is sidelined.
News: Stroman exited Saturday's game against the Royals in the fifth inning with an apparent arm injury, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Impact: His first pitch of the fifth inning sailed high, and he immediately called for the trainer before exiting. It is unclear what the exact injury is, but this typically isn't a good sign.
News: Bogaerts was pulled from Saturday's game against the Yankees in the bottom of the seventh inning after he suffered an apparent lower-body injury while rounding second base, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.
Impact: He initially stayed in to run for himself with what seemed like a potential cramp but was subbed out in between the seventh and eighth innings. The exact nature of the injury is unclear. Eduardo Nunez replaced him at shortstop.
News: Voit exited Saturday's game against the Red Sox in the fifth inning with a lower-body injury -- likely to his hamstring -- that he suffered while rounding first base while legging out a double, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Impact: It looked like the type of injury that could lead to a stint on the injured list, especially with the All-Star break right around the corner and the Yankees holding a comfortable lead in the AL East. If Voit misses time, Edwin Encarnacion and DJ LeMahieu would be options to start at first base, which would lead to more starts for Gio Urshela.
News: Severino (lat) suffered a setback and won't return until mid-August at the earliest, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.
Impact: He is dealing with soreness again in his lat and will be shut down for about a week, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. An MRI showed that the lat is 90 percent healed, and he will not throw until it is 100 percent healed.
News: Ozuna will be placed on the injured list after injuring the middle finger on his right hand diving back to first base on a pickoff attempt during Friday's game against the Padres, ESPN reports.
Impact: Based on the timing, this will sideline him through the All-Star break at the very least. Manager Mike Schildt declined to say whether Ozuna had a broken finger, but he also did not deny that possibility. He had X-rays on Friday and will be further evaluated Saturday, but it is serious enough that he is already ticketed for the IL. Tyler O'Neill could be promoted from Triple-A in a corresponding move, or the Cardinals could opt to just add another pitcher to carry them to the All-Star break.
News: Hamels has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a left oblique strain, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Impact: He will get an MRI on Saturday, after which a timetable for his return will be revealed. Given the nature of the injury, however, it's safe to expect Hamels to be sidelined for at least a few weeks. Adbert Alzolay now likely sticks in the rotation even after Kyle Hendricks (shoulder) returns. Tyler Chatwood could enter the rotation for a turn before Hendricks comes back, possibly sometime next week.
News: Renfroe was a late scratch from Friday's lineup against the Cardinals due to an illness.
Impact: This news came out after the early games had started. Josh Naylor will start in left field and hit fifth while Franmil Reyes moves up to the cleanup spot.
News: Manager Bud Black said Friday that the club is talking about making changes at the back end of the bullpen, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Impact: Davis coughed up four runs in one inning Thursday, leading to his third loss and pushing his ERA to an even 6.00. The veteran's walk rate had been trending in the wrong direction for years, but those control problems have reached an entirely new level this season, a development which Black called "concerning." The Rockies are paying Davis a ton, but at this point, it's tough to justify keeping him in the closer role. Scott Oberg filled in capably earlier in the year when Davis was out with an oblique injury and would presumably step back in if a change were made.
News: Story (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Story took batting practice Friday, and it appears all went well, as he has been cleared to resume playing in games. The report notes Story is expected to only play two games with Albuquerque, so barring any setbacks, he could be ready to come off the injured list as soon as Tuesday.
News: Kluber (forearm) has been cleared to play catch, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Kluber underwent an MRI this week, and after reading the results, doctors cleared him to resume throwing. Kluber is able to throw from 60 feet, so he still has several steps to go before he is ready to pitch for Cleveland again.
News: Anderson (ankle) is expected to be sidelined about 4-to-6 weeks with a right high-ankle sprain, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Impact: The severity of the high-ankle sprain wasn't previously known, and now it looks as through Anderson is likely to miss the entirety of July. It's tough news for the 26-year-old, who's enjoying a career year with a .317/.342/.491 slash line and 11 homers in 70 games. Leury Garcia is set to make his second straight start at shortstop Friday, but he's unlikely to be the White Sox's lone answer at the position in Anderson's absence.