When fantasy owners of D.J. LeMahieu read about him leaving the Rockies game on Sunday, they had to be nervous. But it appears the news regarding his knee injury is positive as it is listed as a contusion. It may cost LeMahieu a game or two but once the swelling subsides he should return to the field.
Not long after launching his 19th home run in the first half, Trevor Story was hit on the hand by reliever Silvino Bracho of Arizona. Story stayed in the game but will undergo further testing on his hand to determine the severity of his injury. Both the Rockies manager and fantasy owners will nervously await the outcome. More details will follow as the news continues to emerge regarding Story.
It appeared as if Eovaldi was finally bouncing back from some recent struggles in the early frames of Sunday’s game, as the rocket-armed righty allowed just one run on two hits and two walks over the first five innings. However, things got totally away from him in the sixth, as the Twins put up a four spot courtesy of back-to-back-to-back home runs. Eovaldi would love to simply forget about the month of June, in which he posted an ugly 8.65 ERA across five starts. He may be able to do just that with a positive performance in San Diego on Friday.
Teixeira solely accounted for the Yankees’ offensive production Sunday afternoon, as his eighth inning solo shot was one of just two hits and plated the only run for the Pinstripers. More importantly, the home run was a great sign for Teixeira, who returned from a three-week DL stint on Saturday and has had a dreadful season with the bat so far. The veteran slugger has dealt with one injury after another over the last few years. However, he did post a .906 OPS with 31 homers across 111 games just last year, so do not simply forget about him in fantasy leagues.