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Pablo Sandoval (B) Headshot

Sandoval was forced to leave Monday's game against Milwaukee in the eighth inning after taking a hit-by-pitch off the forearm, CSN Bay Area reports.

Sandoval was replaced in the game by Orlando Calixte. The severity of the injury is unclear, and his status for Tuesday's game will likely depend on how much swelling appears overnight. Consider him day-to-day.
1:16 am (EST)
Brad Goldberg (R) Headshot

Goldberg was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte following Monday's doubleheader.

Goldberg had a four-out scoreless appearance in the conclusion of Monday's doubleheader, but he still exits the clubs with an 8.25 ERA over 12 innings of work. He had a horrid 3:14 K:BB -- no, that's not backwards -- in his 11 appearances and needs to fix his control issues before he has any chance of sticking in the majors for the long-term.
12:50 am (EST)
Carson Fulmer (R) Headshot

Fulmer was returned to Triple-A Charlotte after serving as the 26th man in Monday's doubleheader against the Twins. He lasted just 1.1 innings and allowed six runs on four hits and three walks as the Game 2 starter.

Fulmer gave up an 8.49 ERA over 11.2 innings in his first major league stint in 2016, and he doesn't look any more ready for the big time here in 2017. He may get another look when rosters expand, but considering his struggles at Triple-A (5.61 ERA, 1.56 WHIP over 24 games) there's no reason to expect him to contribute in a significant way any time soon.
12:46 am (EST)
Dillon Gee (R) Headshot

Gee (1-0) allowed a single run on two hits while striking out four batters through six innings during Monday's win over the White Sox.

This was just the second start of the season for Gee (and his first with Minnesota), as he's mainly been used as a reliever this year. There's a chance that he sticks in the rotation for another turn, but expectations should remain in check since he hasn't been fully stretched out to pitch deep into games. He threw just 69 pitches Monday, after all.
12:40 am (EST)
Hanley Ramírez (R) Headshot

Ramirez went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run during Monday's loss to Cleveland.

Overall, it's been a bit of a disappointing fantasy showing for Ramirez this season, as his .248/.336/.437 slash line is hardly moving the needle. However, he's still posted respectable counting stats with 19 homers, 48 RBI and 50 runs, and the 33-year-old veteran is capable of padding his numbers in a hurry when he catches fire. Unfortunately, time is running out on the 2017 campaign.
12:37 am (EST)
Andrew Benintendi (L) Headshot

Benintendi went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run during Monday's loss to Cleveland.

While Benintendi isn't posting big numbers in any particular stat column, the rookie is turning in a strong cross-category showing. He's now up to a .279/.358/.449 with 18 homers, 70 RBI , 14 stolen bases and 64 runs. It's also encouraging that Benintendi appears to be solidifying himself as the No. 3 hitter in the lineup.
12:32 am (EST)
Alex Wood (L) Headshot

Wood will skip one or two starts due to a recurrence of the sternum joint issue that has bothered him earlier this season, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Wood missed a start in early June due to the same issue, which was initially thought to be a shoulder injury but turned out to be minor. The same discomfort has returned, so the Dodgers won't take any chances with their 14-1 pitcher as they nurse a gigantic National League West lead. Expect a disabled list announcement shortly.
12:28 am (EST)
Eduardo Rodríguez (L) Headshot

Rodriguez allowed three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out five batters through 5.2 innings during Monday's loss to Cleveland. He didn't factor into the decision.

The young lefty has struggled to find consistency since returning from the disabled list July 17 and entered Monday's outing with a 4.78 ERA and 1.47 WHIP during that six game stretch. Rodriguez has maintained an excellent strikeout ratio all season (9.8), and pitching for a winning team is an added bonus. However, considering his recent form, it's not out of the question to be conservative with his matchups. Rodriguez projects to face the Orioles at Fenway Park in his next start.
12:25 am (EST)
Mike Clevinger (R) Headshot

Clevinger allowed four runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four batters during Monday's win over Boston. He didn't factor into the decision.

The last time Clevinger faced Boston he allowed five runs through three innings, so this was another underwhelming outing against the Red Sox. Still, there have been more solid outings than poor ones, and the 26-year-old righty sports a 3.97 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 10.1 K/9 for the campaign. With Cleveland in contention, Clevinger projects to continue moving the fantasy needle across all categories. He lines up to face the Royals at Progressive Field in his next start.
12:23 am (EST)
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