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  • TEX Shortstop #5
    Corey Seager (hamstring) is out of the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Giants.
    Seager is going to miss a third straight game while dealing with a left hamstring injury. The 30-year-old is considered day-to-day, and there’s a good chance he returns to the lineup early next week. Josh Smith gets another start at shortstop in Seager’s absence and will hit second as Texas tries to avoid a three-game sweep.
  • TOR Relief Pitcher #93
    Yimi García was removed from Sunday’s game against the Guardians with right elbow soreness.
    Garcia is expected to undergo additional testing after being removed from a save situation with two outs in the ninth inning of Sunday’s win, which was eventually closed out by Nate Pearson. It’s unclear where Toronto manager John Schneider will turn for saves moving forward, with veteran stopper Jordan Romano (elbow) still on the injured list, but veteran Chad Green would presumably be the add in all fantasy formats here. It’s possible Pearson will get a look as well given his raw stuff.
  • FA Relief Pitcher #62
    Twins RHP Diego Castillo elected free agency.
    Castillo has opted to test the free agent waters over the weekend rather than accept an outright assignment to Triple-A St. Paul. The 30-year-old reliever went unclaimed on waivers after being designated for assignment last week. He made only five relief appearances for Minnesota and figures to generate some interest as extra organizational bullpen depth.
  • STL Starting Pitcher #44
    Kyle Gibson is expected to make his scheduled start on Wednesday against the Marlins.
    Gibson was placed on the bereavement list over the weekend, but all indications are that he’ll be back in time to take the ball for Wednesday’s series finale against the Marlins down at pitcher-friendly loanDepot park. It’s certainly a favorable matchup for streaming purposes.
  • STL Relief Pitcher #65
    Giovanny Gallegos (shoulder) is expected to return this week.
    Gallegos has made a handful of minor league rehab appearances over the last few weeks and appears ready to rejoin the Cardinals’ bullpen mix at some point this week. He’s been on the shelf since early May recovering from a right shoulder impingement.
  • STL Catcher #40
    Willson Contreras (forearm) will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Tuesday with Triple-A Memphis.
    Contreras has been cleared to return to game action and is targeting a return to St. Louis before the end of the month. The 32-year-old backstop has made a rapid recovery from surgery last month to repair a fractured left forearm. There’s a chance he’s back by the start of next week.
  • CHC Catcher
    Cubs promoted C/1B prospect Moises Ballesteros to Triple-A Iowa.
    Ballesteros, who hit for the cycle last Friday, earns a promotion to the doorstep of the majors after batting .299/.372/.495 with nine homers and one steal in 223 plate appearances over 56 games for Double-A Tennessee at the outset of the year. The 20-year-old backstop hasn’t generated the caliber of hype some of the other top catching prospects have in fantasy circles, but he’s been extremely productive in the upper minors and is inching towards the big leagues. He’s been a popular name in dynasty league circles over the last few months and is starting to become more of a household name.
  • ATL Left Fielder #73
    Braves recalled OF Forrest Wall from Triple-A Gwinnett.
    Wall gets the call to rejoin Atlanta’s bench mix ahead of Monday’s series opener against the Tigers with J.P. Martinez heading back to the minors. The versatile 28-year-old outfielder logged just one plate appearance in two games earlier this season in a brief stint in the big leagues.
  • ATL Relief Pitcher #62
    Braves recalled RHP Daysbel Hernández from Triple-A Gwinnett.
    Hernández rejoins Atlanta’s bullpen prior to Monday’s series opener against the Tigers. The 27-year-old righty has allowed one run (zero earned) with a 3/2 K/BB ratio across three innings (three appearances) this season in the majors.
  • ATL Center Fielder #63
    Braves optioned OF J.P. Martinez to Triple-A Gwinnett.
    Martinez heads back to the minors after going 2-for-10 with a double and one stolen base across seven games in a brief stint with the Braves. The 28-year-old figures to be up-and-down over the next few months as emergency outifield depth for Atlanta.
  • ATL Starting Pitcher #30
    Braves placed RHP Hurston Waldrep on the 15-day injured list with right elbow inflammation.
    The Braves were planning to option Waldrep back to Triple-A Gwinnett after Sunday’s lackluster outing against the Rays where he allowed six runs on five hits and four walks with only two strikeouts over 3 1/3 innings. However, the 22-year-old top pitching prospect told Atlanta’s training staff that he was experiencing more elbow soreness than usual following the outing, and will instead head to the injured list. There should be some clarity on his status following some additional testing and imaging. Fantasy managers in shallow re-draft leagues can probably move on, but he’s shown some encouraging signs in the majors, despite the subpar surface results so far.