DFS MLB Stacks: August 21 Cover Image
DFS MLB Stacks: August 21
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Reynaldo López (R) Headshot

Lopez (back) played catch Monday, Scot Gregor of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.

In addition to Lopez being able to play catch, manager Rick Renteria said that the righty's condition is improving. A timeframe for his eventual return is still unclear, but should become known as Lopez continues to increase his level of activity.
3:28 pm (EST)
Guillermo Heredia (R) Headshot

Heredia isn't in the lineup for Monday's matchup against Atlanta, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Heredia had a poor game Sunday, as he went 0-for-3 and struck out twice. He'll get the day off while Leonys Martin heads to center field and hits eighth Monday night.
3:22 pm (EST)
Nelson Cruz (R) Headshot

Cruz is not in the lineup Monday against the Braves, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

With the team playing in a National League ballpark, the Mariners won't have the luxury of using Cruz at the DH spot. Cruz, who's clubbed three home runs over the last seven games, will head to the bench for the first time since Aug. 4.
3:18 pm (EST)
Travis d'Arnaud (R) Headshot

D'Arnaud is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Diamondbacks.

D'Arnaud will get the day off after starting five of the last six games at catcher. Kevin Plawecki will take over behind the dish for him, batting eighth.
3:18 pm (EST)
Adalberto Mejia (L) Headshot

Mejia (biceps) is scheduled to toss a bullpen session Thursday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The news is an indication that Mejia has started throwing off flat ground again after a left biceps strain suffered during his Aug. 8 start against the Brewers resulted in his activity being limited for a little over a week. Though Mejia hasn't been sidelined for long, the Twins will still have the left-hander report to a minor-league affiliate for a rehab assignment before he's activated from the 10-day disabled list, likely at some point in September. If all goes well during the bullpen session, Mejia could face hitters a few days later and begin the rehab assignment as soon as Aug. 30 or 31.
3:15 pm (EST)
Keegan Bradley Headshot

Bradley closed with an even-par 70 on Sunday at the Wyndham Championship to finish seven-under and tied for 42nd.

Bradley failed to break par for the first time all week on Sunday, playing his first three rounds in a combined seven-under. He excelled off the tee throughout the tournament, ranking tied for fifth among the field in FIR percentage and ninth in driving distance. Bradley is currently 46th in the FedExCup standings heading into this week's Northern Trust.
3:13 pm (EST)
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