Ryan Zimmerman
Ryan Zimmerman leaves with leg injury Tuesday
Ryan Zimmerman, LF, WAS
11:08 PM
News: Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman left Tuesday's game due to a leg injury.

Zimmerman left the game after trying to beat out a ground ball in the sixth inning. He was 0 for 3, with an RBI when he exited the game. Zimmerman laid on the ground for a bit before limping off the field with the team trainer. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined due to the injury. 

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Michael Saunders
Michael Saunders not expected back before mid-August
Michael Saunders, RF, SEA
10:06 PM
News: Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders could be slightly ahead of schedule in his recovery from an oblique strain, MLB.com reports.

Even though Saunders is recovering well, he isn't expected to return until mid-August at the earliest. "He's feeling better," manager Lloyd McClendon said. "He's getting better. He may be a little ahead of schedule, but that's going to be a while."

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Emilio Bonifacio
Start a good sign for Emilio Bonifacio
Emilio Bonifacio, CF, CHC
9:42 PM
News: After missing more than a month with a strained oblique, Cubs utility player Emilio Bonifacio came off the DL Tuesday. But the bigger news for Fantasy owners is that he started his first game back. With Arismendy Alcantara now up in the big leagues and Chris Coghlan and Justin Ruggiano crushing it in recent weeks, his starting role was less than assured.

And frankly, it still is. Bonifacio's start Tuesday was against a left-hander, Eric Stults, and the switch-hitter entered the day batting .362 against lefties compared to just .230 against righties. Given that Chris Coghlan, who bats left-handed, was out of the lineup Tuesday, this could have the makings of a platoon.

As an everyday player, Bonifacio's steals potential and versatility would make him a nice find in Rotisserie leagues. As a part-timer, he's nothing more than waiver fodder.

If you need steals, you certainly have nothing to lose by making a move for him now, but understand he's hardly an open-and-shut case.

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Alex Rios
Alex Rios, Jake Smolinski expected to be available Wednesday
Alex Rios, RF, TEX
8:04 PM
News: The Rangers expect outfielders Alex Rios and Jake Smolinski to both be available Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

Rios was out of the lineup for a third straight day Tuesday while nursing a sprained ankle, but he said he's ready to return. "It felt good," Rios said before the game. "I know Wash wanted to give me an extra day, but I'm ready. I expect to be as good as ever."

Smolinski was removed from Monday's game after fouling a ball off his foot. "As of right now, it's nothing to be concerned about," manager Ron Washington said Tuesday of Smolinski's injury. "It's just sore where it hit off his foot."

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Andy Dirks
Andy Dirks resumes baseball activities
Andy Dirks, LF, DET
7:45 PM
News: Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks is resuming baseball activities, the Detroit News reports.

Dirks was pulled off his rehab assignment about a week ago due to back inflammation, but after a few days the team's training staff indicated he should be ready to resume his rehab this week. He has missed the entire season while recovering from March back surgery.

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George Springer
George Springer remains out of lineup Tuesday
George Springer, RF, HOU
7:25 PM
News: Astros outfielder George Springer is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the A;s.

Springer hasn't played since Saturday due to right quad soreness as well as a knee issue, the latter of which he had checked out with an MRI. He has hit .231/.336/.468 with 20 home runs, 51 RBI and five stolen bases in 295 at-bats.

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Stephen Vogt
Stephen Vogt dealing with minor foot injury
Stephen Vogt, RF, OAK
7:19 PM
News: Athletics catcher/outfielder/first baseman Stephen Vogt has been dealing with a minor foot injury that has kept him from seeing time behind the plate in recent weeks, Comcast SportsNet California reports.

Vogt has made seven appearances at first base in his last eight games since last seeing brief action at catcher on July 7. His last start behind the plate came back on July 3. Despite the foot issue, Vogt has been producing with the bat, hitting .392/.436/.608 with two home runs and six RBI in 51 at-bats during July.

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Curtis Granderson
Curtis Granderson sitting out due to illness
Curtis Granderson, RF, NYM
7:14 PM
News: Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson was not in the team's starting lineup Tuesday due to an illness, according to ESPN.

Granderson is dealing with a stomach bug, and will not play Tuesday. He will likely be considered day-to-day for now. 

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Angel Pagan
Angel Pagan able to hit off a tee
Angel Pagan, CF, SF
6:45 PM
News: Giants outfielder Angel Pagan was able to hit off a tee Monday, according to ESPN.

Pagan was able to take swings from both sides of the plate. He's attempting to come back from a back injury. Pagan has been out since June 14 due to the issue. He's hitting .307/.356/.411 over 241 at-bats. 

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Chris Young
Chris Young sidelined Tuesday
Chris Young, LF, NYM
6:29 PM
News: Mets outfielder Chris Young was not in the team's starting lineup Tuesday against the Mariners. 

Young is dealing with a calf injury. He was forced to leave Monday's game due to the issue. Over 213 at-bats, Young is hitting .202/.288/.352. 

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