Andrew McCutchen
Pirates' Andrew McCutchen: Stays hot with walk-off homer
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT
5/29/2017
News: McCutchen went 1-for-3 with a walk-off solo home run in the ninth and two runs scored in Monday's 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks.

After getting a few days off to clear his head recently, McCutchen has now homered in two of his last three games and seems rejuvenated at the dish. Despite hitting just .215 on the season, the 30-year-old outfielder has 23 runs scored, 24 RBI and five steals in 207 plate appearances. While most likely believe the decline is full effect for McCutchen, he could also be in the midst of turning his season around.

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Giancarlo Stanton
Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton: Ropes RBI single Monday
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA
5/29/2017
News: Stanton went 1-for-2 with an RBI single and a walk in Monday's 4-1 win over the Phillies.

The slugging outfielder's third-inning hit brought home Dee Gordon with the Marlins' second run of the night. He's now hit safely in eight of his last 10 games, banging out five multi-hit efforts over that span. Stanton also has eight RBI in his last eight contests and has driven in an impressive 19 runs overall in May.

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Aaron Altherr
Phillies' Aaron Altherr: Drives in team's only run Monday
Aaron Altherr, LF, PHI
5/29/2017
News: Altherr went 1-for-3 with a RBI single and a walk in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Marlins. He was also caught stealing on his only attempt.

Altherr drove home starter Jeremy Hellickson in the sixth with a single to left, the Phillies' only run of the night. After a strong April, the emerging outfielder has been even better in May, smacking 14 extra-base hits (eight doubles, six home runs) and racking up 21 RBI. He's also hit safely in four straight and has now reached base in eight consecutive contests overall.

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Mike Trout
Angels' Mike Trout: Will undergo surgery on left thumb
Mike Trout, CF, LAA
5/29/2017
News: Trout will undergo surgery on the torn UCL in his left thumb and will miss 6-8 weeks.

Trout was placed on the 10-day disabled list with the thumb injury on Monday. There was still some slight hope that he would be able to avoid surgery and miss just a couple of weeks, but the outfielder and club have elected to take the safe route and undergo the procedure. The 6-8 week timeline suggested would place Trout's return around the All-Star break at the earliest, and perhaps around early August at the latest.

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Bryce Harper
Nationals' Bryce Harper: Escapes brawl without injury
Bryce Harper, RF, WAS
5/29/2017
News: Harper did not suffer an injury in his brawl with the Giants and Hunter Strickland on Monday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

Harper said the only thing he noticed after the fight was a scratch on his arm, which he attributed to teammate Anthony Rendon's attempts to get him out of the scuffle. A suspension may still be coming, but don't expect Harper to miss any time due to injury.

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Gregory Polanco
Pirates' Gregory Polanco: To miss multiple games with sprained ankle
Gregory Polanco, LF, PIT
5/29/2017
News: Polanco will miss at least a couple games with the sprained ankle that forced him out of Monday's game, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

At this point, it doesn't appear that the injury will force Polanco to the disabled list. The Pirates have an off-day Thursday, so assuming the injury isn't worse than the club expects, Polanco could be back in the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Mets.

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Eric Young
Angels' Eric Young Jr.: Starting Monday against Braves
Eric Young, LF, LAA
5/29/2017
News: Young has been called up by the Angels and is batting ninth and playing left field in Monday's game against Atlanta.

Young was raking at Triple-A, with a .354/.419/.528 batting line over 44 games. He has just a .642 OPS over an eight-year MLB career, but the combination of his experience and his hot start to 2017 was enough to earn him the spot on the Angels roster vacated due to Mike Trout's injury. Expect Young and Ben Revere to split starting duties in the outfield with Trout out.

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Byron Buxton
Twins' Byron Buxton: X-rays negative, could play Tuesday
Byron Buxton, CF, MIN
5/29/2017
News: Buxton had X-rays on his lacerated finger come back negative and believes he could play as early as Tuesday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Buxton got his finger caught up in Eddie Rosario's cleat as the pair of teammates converged on a catch in Monday's game. Consider Buxton day-to-day, as his assessment of his own injury may be optimistic, but it doesn't look like this injury will send him to the disabled list or force him to miss any sort of significant time.

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Josh Reddick
Astros' Josh Reddick: Makes most of 1-for-5 showing
Josh Reddick, RF, HOU
5/29/2017
News: Reddick went 1-for-5 with a double, two RBI and two runs during Monday's win over Minnesota.

Reddick is rounding out a solid month with 10 extra-base hits, 14 RBI and 18 runs through 24 May games. He sports a solid .277/.330/.458 slash line for the campaign and has primarily been batting second in the potent Houston lineup. Considering his track record and cushy lineup spot, Reddick is a high-floor asset in the majority of fantasy settings.

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Delino DeShields
Rangers' Delino DeShields Jr.: Takes seat Monday
Delino DeShields, LF, TEX
5/29/2017
News: DeShields is not in the lineup Monday against the Rays.

DeShields has just one hit compared to six strikeouts over his last three games, so he'll get his second straight day off Monday. Nomar Mazara will start in left field in his place, opening up a spot for Shin-Soo Choo to start in right field.

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