Hardy fouled a ball off his foot in the fourth inning of Sunday's contest, and although the injury was initially labeled as a foot contusion, a CT scan revealed something much worse. He's expected to miss six-to-eight weeks due to the ailment, which would put him on pace for a return sometime in mid- to late-June. Ryan Flaherty is expected to be called up to replace his spot on the roster, although Paul Janish is also an option to be called up in the near future.
The move creates an available slot on the 25-man roster, which is expected to be filled by the returning Carson Smith (forearm). Hernandez will likely be up-and-down all season as his position versatility can be useful.
Tulowitzki's fifth blast of the year blew open a close game in the ninth inning of a Blue Jays win. After finishing April in a 0-for-12 slump, he started off May on the right foot and raised his slugging percentage to .356.
Sitting for the second time in a four-game span, Gregorius will yield shortstop to Ronnie Torreyes. Over his last eight starts, Gregorius has managed a .174 average (4-for-23) with one run scored and one walk versus five strikeouts.
After fouling a ball off his left foot Sunday, Hardy was removed from the contest. Initial X-rays revealed "things [that the] Orioles want to check," according to Kubatko, meaning the injury could be worse than the team is letting on. His status should be clarified once the results of the MRI are known.
Hardy's exit was likely just precautionary while team trainers look to assess the severity of his ailment, so he'll retain a day-to-day tag for now. Pedro Alvarez entered the game in place of Hardy and slotted in at third base, while Manny Machado moved over to shortstop. Hardy will have a full day to heal up before the Orioles open up a series with the Yankees on Tuesday.
For the third time in three games, the White Sox will use a different starting shortstop, as Carlos Sanchez gets the nod Sunday. Rollins is only slashing .243/.288/.365 through 74 at-bats, so it seems likely he'll be rested at least a couple times a week until he proves more capable with the stick.
Saladino made a rare start at short with Jimmy Rollins receiving the night off. In spring training, it looked like Saladino might earn a healthy share of playing time behind the elder Rollins. Instead, he has only made seven starts in the team's first 25 games. Saladino has yet to play a position other than short, but he should sub at a few other infield positions as the season wears on.
The 37-year-old will sit in favor of Tyler Saladino after striking out three times in Friday's loss. Rollins hasn't contributed much in terms of fantasy production this season, but he has started to run a bit within the past week, notching a pair of steals in his last five starts.
Like the majority of his teammates, the five-year veteran is struggling at the plate overall, slashing a mediocre .231/.277/.295 line on the season. Escobar has hit safely in seven of the last 10 contests however, providing some measure of consistency. While his five doubles currently have him tied with Joe Mauer and Brian Dozier for the team lead, he's been silent with the long ball this season after having launched 12 homers over 409 at-bats in 2015.