The 31-year-old infielder has been a non-factor in Pittsburgh's offense of late, and he recorded his first extra-base hit and first RBI since May 1. However, Rodriguez has reached base in five of the last 10 games.
Belt injured his ankle sliding into second base, but appears to have dodged a bullet. While it looked potentially serious, the sprain is fortunately mild. He was 0-for-3 at the time of his exit. The Giants have Thursday off, so Belt will have some extra time to heal up, but his status for Friday is certainly up in the air.
Wednesday's surgery will officially put an end to Canha's 2016 campaign after being diagnosed with hip issues in mid-May. In his absence, Yonder Alonso figures to see a good portion of the starts at first base, but the likes of Stephen Vogt, Matt McBride, and Billy Butler will also factor into the equation for the rest of the season.
Teixeira was initially believed to just be getting the night off Wednesday, but it has since been reported that his neck is giving him trouble. According to Hoch, there is concern around the clubhouse regarding Teixeira's neck spasms at this time. The Yankees are still awaiting the results of Teixeira's MRI, but those figure to be made available either later in the day Wednesday or early Thursday.
The injury looked pretty bad, as Belt's foot got caught under the rest of his leg, but he was able to walk off the diamond without a limp. He was replaced by Conor Gillaspie at first base, and Matt Duffy and Buster Posey also offer options on the active roster in case the Giants have to make do without Belt for some time. More information as to the severity of the injury should be available after the conclusion of Wednesday's game.
Ramirez left Tuesday's game after being hit by a pitch in the toe, but it was determined to be a very minor injury and he seems to be healthy. The 32-year-old is having an outstanding season as part of the lethal Red Sox lineup, hitting .311 with four home runs, 26 RBI, and 26 runs scored.
Ackley is hitting a lowly .163 with four RBI in 23 games this season and will give Mark Teixeira the day off to rest, but he doesn't appear to offer much fantasy value.
Dustin Ackley will start in Teixeira's place at first base for the second game of the Yankees' series with Toronto. Teixeira is ice cold right now going just 2-for-25 over his last six games.
After a strong first month of play at the Triple-A level, Stassi has experienced some struggles in the month of May. He's 5-for-30 in his last 10 games and his slugging percentage currently sits at .340, down from the .470 he posted at Double-A Reading in 2015. However, with Tommy Joseph's recent call-up to Philadelphia, Stassi will have more opportunities to adjust to Triple-A ball and rediscover the power in his bat.
The start of the 2016 campaign marked Ramirez's third straight season playing at the Double-A level. In that time, he's reduced his number of strikeouts and steadily increased his batting average from .231. Even though his game has gotten better, the 26 year-old lefty will likely have to continue waiting for the opportunity to test his skills at Triple-A Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs' roster currently has two talented first basemen in Jake Elmore and Andy Wilkins, who are posting batting averages of .329 and .254 respectively.