FANTASY PLAYER UPDATES & NEWS

Devin Mesoraco still hasn't tested his hip by squatting. He's trying to avoid surgery, which is four-month rehab.

Even though he has been utilized as a pinch hitter in recent days, Mesoraco has not been in the Reds' starting lineup since April 11th. Following a 25-homer breakout last season, the All-Star catcher has dealt with nothing but frustration so far in 2015. Analysis: Nate Miller

Manager Terry Collins says David Wright felt the best Tuesday since the injury. He says he is moving in the right direction in his rehab.

This is certainly positive news regarding Wright (hamstring), who has been out since April 14th, but the All-Star third baseman is still likely 7-to-10 days from being back with the Mets. Analysis: Nate Miller

Steve Pearce left Sundays game with a stomach bug and doesn't feel any better on Tuesday.

Pearce is out of the starting lineup due to his apparent illness. The 32-year-old veteran is just 1-of-9 over the past three games, which has brought his batting average on the season down to a lowly .183. Analysis: Nate Miller

Jose Pirela will be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

Pirela has been mashing the ball in Triple-A, going 11-for-19 in four games with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. There is a possibility that he could be sent straight to the big league club, but it's possible that they keep him at the Triple-A level for a couple extra games. Analysis: Colby Conway

Scooter Gennett is batting sixth in his return to the Brewers lineup on Tuesday.

Gennett had been on the DL with a hand injury suffered in the shower at PNC Park a couple of weeks. Gennett can be a serviceable fantasy option, but a .207 batting average to start the season leaves owners questioning his value for 2015. Wait a few games to see how he is doing post-injury, before making any managerial decisions. Analysis: Colby Conway

Jose Iglesias (groin) is not in the Tigers starting lineup on Tuesday.

Iglesias is dealing with a groin injury, but he has been adamant that it isn't a long-term issue. Andrew Romine will likely start for Iglesias while he is out of the lineup.  Analysis: Colby Conway

Chase Headley is not in the Yankees lineup on Tuesday.

Headley is healthy, therefore indicating that this is just a rare day off for the third baseman. Headley has started all but three games and he is no danger of losing his starting position. Thus far in 2015, he is hitting .247 with three long balls and 10 RBI. Analysis: Colby Conway

Steve Tolleson has accepted outright assignment to Triple-A Buffalo.

Tolleson has just three hits in seven games thus far this season for the Blue Jays. Devon Travis has been playing well at second base, so Tolleson will go to Triple-A for some time to get some regular at-bats. Analysis: Colby Conway

Jose Bautista is not in the Blue Jays starting lineup on Tuesday.

Bautista is starting to turn things around since struggling to begin the season. He also missed five games with shoulder soreness, but he is riding a five-game hit streak of late. There is no word of an injury at the moment, so it must be just a scheduled day off for the slugger. Analysis: Colby Conway

Adam Eaton (illness) has returned to the White Sox starting lineup on Tuesday.

Eaton has missed the last three games with this illness, but he will return to the lineup for tonight's game. He has had an extremely slow start to the season, but fantasy owners are hoping that he will turn it around shortly. He has the potential to reach a 20/20 campaign, but he hasn't shown that type of play yet. Analysis: Colby Conway

Josh Harrison is not in the Pirates starting lineup on Tuesday.

Harrison has had a rough go of things thus far, hitting just .188 and a low .220 OBP. Harrison was never expected to replicate last season's numbers, but we surely didn't think he'd be doing this bad at this point. The Pirates are hoping a day off will clear his head. Analysis: Colby Conway

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