Yasiel Puig has returned to the Dodgers' lineup against the Mets on Sunday.
After being in manager Dave Roberts' doghouse earlier in the week for not hustling, Puig was out of the starting lineup on Saturday, but did get two at bats and recorded a hit. The slugger has a hit in eight of his last ten games, and is slashing .250/.298/.381 on the season, with five home runs and 20 RBI. Insert him back into your lineups as you would normally. Puig is 0-7 lifetime against Bartolo Colon, who he will face Sunday night.
Rays have activated Brad Boxberger from the disabled list.
Great news for owners who have stashed the American League leader in saves from 2015 with 41. Rays manager Kevin Cash has said he plans to ease Boxberger back into the closer role. Alex Colome will go back to a set up role, but has filled in admirably with 12 saves. Unless you play in a holds league, Colome figures to have maybe one more week with some value to your team, otherwise, when Boxberger regains the role, Colome becomes expendable.
Yunel Escobar won't return on Sunday.
Escobar inured himself making a diving play on a ground ball Sunday. Escobar has been a surprising bright spot in the Angels' lineup, and it would be yet another blow to an injury decimated Anaheim team. Escobar has put up a line of .307/.363/.417, along with three homeruns and 13 RBI. Keep watch on his status if you depend on him, but have a backup plan in place if he misses any significant time. Cliff Pennington will figure to start if the veteran misses any time. He does not offer much to owners if he sees time.
Joe Girardi said their is a strong chance Dustin Ackley will land on the disabled list.
Ackley injured the shoulder while sliding in Sunday's game against the Rays. An MRI will reveal more, but at this point it does not look good. The former second overall pick is slashing .153/250/.153 on the season, and has not lived up to the hype that surrounded him since he has come into the league. He can be left on the waiver wire in all formats.
Christian Bergman (oblique) threw on flat ground Sunday.
This is a good first step for Bergman, though he will have to throw off a mound at least once before he can begin a rehab assignment. Bergman has a 5.89 ERA and 1.58 WHIP this season, and while it is possible he will throw better if he is fully healthy, there isn't a whole lot of reason for optimism.
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