2017 Fantasy Baseball Weekly Planner: Week 13 Cover Image
2017 Fantasy Baseball Weekly Planner: Week 13
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Adam Engel (R) Headshot

Engel went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Athletics.

Engel has been getting regular at-bats since he was called up to Chicago for a second time a week ago due to Leury Garcia's finger injury. Garcia is eligible to be activated off the disabled list but the injury lingers, affording more opportunities for both Engel and Alen Hanson. Engel, whose homer Sunday was the first of his career in the majors, is hitting .308 (12-for-39) with four stolen bases over 14 games.
7:57 am (EST)
Collin McHugh (R) Headshot

McHugh (elbow) should begin a rehabilitation assignment within the next week, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

McHugh, who hasn't pitched in the majors this season because of an impingement in his pitching elbow, came out of a simulated game Saturday without incident. The right-hander will begin the assignment with a two-inning start and build up his arm over several outings. It will be spring training all over again.
7:31 am (EST)
Marwin González (B) Headshot

Gonzalez (oblique) was available off the bench Sunday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Gonzaelz, who had been scratched from Saturday's game with right oblique tightness, was not in Sunday's lineup ahead of Monday's scheduled off day. Manager A.J. Hinch said he could have played if needed.
7:23 am (EST)
Howie Kendrick (R) Headshot

Kendrick ran some sprints before Sunday's game to test his sore hamstring, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Manager Pete Mackanin said Kendrick still feels some tightness in his hamstring. The veteran was able to pinch-hit Sunday, so this still doesn't appear to be an injury that will require time on the disabled list. The Phillies have two games in Seattle this week and Mackanin said he might use Kendrick as the DH to get him at-bats without having to play the field.
5:52 am (EST)
Jerad Eickhoff (R) Headshot

Eickhoff (back) said he felt good after throwing a bullpen session Sunday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Eickhoff, who is on the disabled list with an upper back strain, threw two 15-pitch simulated innings on Sunday. The Phillies will see how he feels Monday before making a determination whether he will come off the disabled list to start Wednesday against the Mariners.
5:46 am (EST)
Kaleb Cowart (B) Headshot

Cowart went 2-for-3 with a double and a pair of RBI in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.

The utility infielder was promoted to the majors and immediately delivered while filling in for Yunel Escobar (thumb). Escobar was seen playing catch on the field prior to Sunday's contest, so he may not require much more time off. That said, the Angels' offensive struggles at the keystone could open up playing time for Cowart. The 25-year-old slashed a healthy .315/.387/.467 with seven home runs and 15 steals in 68 games with Triple-A Salt Lake.
1:52 am (EST)
Ben Revere (L) Headshot

Revere got the nod in left field and went 3-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.

The 29-year-old received his second start in three games, collecting four hits in those starts. Revere's small window of playing time has coincided with a bit of a cold stretch from Eric Young. A changing of the guard isn't inconceivable between the two speedy outfielders, but Revere will have to improve on his .221/.236/.314 slash line in order the wrangle away the starting job for good.
1:07 am (EST)
Cody Bellinger (L) Headshot

Bellinger hit two home runs in Sunday's 12-6 win over the Rockies.

Both of Bellinger's blasts were of the two-run variety, giving the rookie an eye-popping 24 homers on the year -- two behind fellow first-year big leaguer Aaron Judge. His 55 RBI are 10th in the majors, while his OPS of 1.021 is fourth behind Judge, Paul Goldschmidt and Ryan Zimmerman. Even though Bellinger is bound to have his growing pains at age 21, owners should be delighted by his continued elite production as the season's midpoint nears.
12:58 am (EST)
Brandon McCarthy (R) Headshot

McCarthy allowed five runs on four hits in just three innings of a no-decision Sunday against the Rockies.

The Dodgers eventually prevailed 12-6 despite the fact the Rockies got out to an early 5-0 lead, which prevented McCarthy from taking his fourth loss of the season. He had allowed just six runs in his previous 34.1 innings, however, so there's no reason to fade the 33-year-old heading into his next start Saturday against the Padres.
12:50 am (EST)
Kolten Wong (L) Headshot

Wong (triceps) is expected to begin his rehab assignment mid-week and could be activated by next weekend, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

Wong appears to be progressing well in his recovery, and his rehab assignment would presumably last just a couple of games under the current projected timetable. The 26-year-old has been a key offensive component for the Cardinals this season but has been hampered by injuries, with his current disabled list stint serving as his second of the campaign.
12:45 am (EST)
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