Video:DFS Hitting Plays of the Day - July 18, 2017
Some of the top hitting plays of the day from the award-winning DFS Playbook Pro for July 18, 2017 for Yahoo Daily Fantasy Sports games.
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D. Covey - SP
Covey (shoulder) will make a rehab start Wednesday with Triple-A Charlotte, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
H. Pence - RF
Pence (groin) is unlikely to return until July, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
J. Hicks - RP
Hicks (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery Wednesday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Hicks and the Cardinals were reportedly taking some time to evaluate their plan of action after the closer was diagnosed with a torn UCL on Monday, but Tommy John surgery always seemed to be the likely outcome. The procedure will keep him out for all of this season and most, if not all, of next year as well. Carlos Martinez is expected to handle the ninth inning in Hicks' absence.
Added 4:57 pm (EST)
K. Davis - DH
Davis is not in Tuesday's lineup in St. Louis, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
L. Cain - CF
Cain is absent from the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mariners after undergoing a cryotherapy procedure on his right thumb, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Cain had reportedly been dealing with increased pain in the thumb, which was affecting his play. That's evident in his stats, as he owns a poor .671 OPS on the season and a .582 OPS over his last 18 games. The fact that his poor numbers can be linked to a specific issue brings reason for optimism that he can eventually turn his season around. He won't be available off the bench Tuesday as he's flying back from undergoing the procedure in Los Angeles and may miss Wednesday's game as well, but it doesn't look as though his absence will be a lengthy one.
Added 4:50 pm (EST)
D. Dietrich - 2B
Dietrich is not in the lineup Tuesday against lefty Andrew Heaney and the Angels.
Y. Sánchez - 2B
Sanchez will be unavailable Tuesday against the Red Sox while he deals with an upper-respiratory infection, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.