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Adeiny Hechavarria (S, TB)

Adeiny Hechavarria (oblique) will join the Rays during their current series with Pittsburgh and will likely be activated shortly, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports Monday.


The Rays are in Pittsburgh through Thursday, so expect Hechavarria to be activated any day now. His value comes primarily from his glove, and he isn't even a significant enough source of stolen bases to make his skillset worthwhile in a fantasy context.

Brandon McCarthy was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a knee injury before Monday's game, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.


McCarthy lasted just three innings in a brutal no-decision last time out Sunday, in which the Rockies knocked him around for five runs on four hits. He owned a sharp 2.87 ERA heading into that start, so it's possible he tweaked the knee either before or during the start. McCarthy will be eligible to return from the disabled list June 6. Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports McCarthy should be back on or near that date.

Scott Kazmir will make his first appearance of the season in a rehab start Monday for High-A Rancho Cucamonga, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.


Kazmir was reportedly hitting the low 90s with his fastball in previous sessions, which is what gave the team enough confidence to send him into game action. He will likely require a full 20-day rehab assignment before he's fully stretched out and ready to return to the majors, but there's finally a light at the end of the tunnel for the injury prone veteran. As long as he avoids setbacks, Kazmir can be expected back soon after the All-Star break.

Brandon Finnegan left Monday's game in the fourth inning with a left triceps strain.


This is a tough blow for Finnegan, as Monday marked his first start since April 15 after spending more than two months on the DL with a shoulder strain. The Reds haven't yet provided a timetable for the 24-year-old, though it should become clearer after he's further evaluated Tuesday. A trip back to the disabled list seems possible at this point, in which case lefty-throwing Amir Garrett would be an option to return from Triple-A Louisville to take his place in the rotation. Finnegan has made just four starts this season, lasting a combined 13 innings.

Yunel Escobar (B3, LAA)

Yunel Escobar (thumb) is starting at third base and batting cleanup Monday against the Dodgers, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.


Escobar is good to go after missing a pair of games over the weekend due to a left thumb strain. The 34-year-old, who is slashing .280/.331/.415 in 58 games this season, will face southpaw Rich Hill in his return to the lineup.

Luis Valbuena (B1, LAA)

Luis Valbuena is not in the lineup Monday against the Dodgers, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.


Valbuena will retreat to the bench with the Dodgers sending southpaw Rich Hill to the mound. The 31-year-old is batting just .083 (1-for-12) against left-handed pitching this season, so the Angels will continue to play matchups with him moving forward. Albert Pujols will start at first place in his place.

Jefry Marte was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake City on Monday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.


He'll take the place of Kaleb Cowart, who was optioned back to Salt Lake City in a corresponding move. After a slow start with the Bees, Marte settled in at the plate, reaching base in 9-of-10 games before being recalled to the majors. He'll serve as infield depth for the Angels, though he likely won't see enough at-bats to carry any significant fantasy value.

Austin Slater said he is feeling better despite being out of Monday's lineup with hip flexor tightness and doesn't expect he will need to be placed on the disabled list, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.


Slater is undergoing treatment for the muscle tightness during Monday's game. He is available to pinch hit and expected to return to the lineup Tuesday, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

CC Sabathia (hamstring) probably won't need a rehab start, according to manager Joe Girardi, Brendan Kuty of New Jersey Advance Media reports.


So much for the initial reported recovery time of six weeks, a timetable that would have kept Sabathia out until August. It's now looking like Sabathia may be able to return in the next week or two, as he's thrown multiple bullpen sessions recently without the hamstring injury causing any problems. His exact return date will likely depend on when the Yankees have a hole in their rotation, but early July seems like a good bet at this point.

Austin Slater is not in the lineup Monday against the Rockies, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.


Slater left Sunday's game in the seventh inning with a tight hip flexor, so he'll get the day off to try and heal up. He'll be listed as day-to-day for now; Gorkys Hernandez is starting in his place in left field.

Jairo Diaz was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.


He'll take the place of Tyler Anderson (knee) on the roster, who was recently placed on the disabled list with left knee inflammation. Diaz, who started the season on the disabled list after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March of 2016, compiled a 3.52 ERA and nine strikeouts in 7.2 innings for Albuquerque before being promoted. He'll likely start out in low-leverage roles, but the 25-year-old could work his way up into higher-leverage innings if he pitches well.

Chad Qualls (back) was activated from the disabled list Monday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.


As expected, Qualls is back in the Rockies' bullpen after a minimum stay on the disabled list. The 38-year-old owns a 4.60 ERA and 9:5 K:BB ratio through 15.2 innings of relief this season.

Carlos Gonzalez (O, Col)

Carlos Gonzalez was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.


Gonzalez has missed three consecutive games with the shoulder injury, and it's apparently still bothering him enough to force a trip to the disabled list. The 31-year-old will be eligible to return July 3 if he's ready, though it's still unclear if he'll need more than the minimum 10-day stay on the DL. In the meantime, Raimel Tapia should see the bulk of starts in right field while Gonzalez is sidelined.

Tyler Anderson was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday with left knee inflammation, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.


Anderson lasted just 2.1 innings and allowed four earned runs in his first start back from the disabled list Sunday, and the knee issue could help explain his struggles. It's a tough blow for the 27-year-old, who was activated from the disabled list less than a week ago. It's currently unclear how long the issue will keep him sidelined, but he'll be eligible to return July 6 should he be ready. Chad Qualls was activated from the DL in a corresponding roster move.

Diego Moreno (shoulder) was moved to the 60-day DL on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.


Moreno still hasn't resumed throwing after suffering a setback in his recovery last week, so the Rays decided to shift him to the 60-day DL in order to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for the recently acquired Adeiny Hechavarria (oblique). He'll now be eligible to return anytime after July 24, though it's still unclear quite when he'll be ready.

Carlos Rodon (biceps) has been confirmed as the starter for Wednesday's game against the Yankees.


Rodon has been out since spring training due to injury, but his 2017 season debut is finally in the headlights. However, his minor-league rehab starts haven't been the most encouraging – 14 earned runs over 13.2 innings – so the southpaw certainly carries plenty of risk in fantasy until he proves he's back on track. Wednesday's outing should help us get a clearer read on Rodon's readiness, though the team may limit his pitch count in his initial starts.

Robbie Ross (elbow) has started rehabbing at the Red Sox's spring training facility in Florida, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.


Ross has been dealing with elbow inflammation since he was with Boston in May, and he only now seems to be taking the first steps toward a full recovery. The 28-year-old southpaw has allowed seven earned runs through nine innings with the big club this season – a sharp decline after he'd established himself as a relatively reliable middle-relief arm over the past couple years.

Carson Smith (elbow) has resumed throwing, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.


Smith was had his rehab assignment paused earlier this month with shoulder inflammation – a brutal break after he had already suffered a similar setback in April. Nonetheless, the latest news is a positive indication the right-hander could be back on the mound within a few weeks and start a rehab assignment just after the All-Star break. Expect Smith to ramp up his activity if things continue to proceed smoothly, as the Red Sox could certainly use his arm in the bullpen.

Brandon Finnegan exited Monday's game with a trainer in the fourth inning, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.


This isn't ideal for Finnegan, who was activated from the 60-day DL earlier in the day. The move could have simply been precautionary, given that this was his first major-league outing since mid-April, but it's still unclear at the moment. The 24-year-old exited after throwing just 58 pitches through three innings; he allowed three runs on three hits and four walks while striking out two batters.

Manager Paul Molitor said Glen Perkins (shoulder, biceps) could resume throwing after he receives a cortisone shot, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.


The cortisone could come as soon as Tuesday, according to Molitor, but it doesn't help to be hopeful with Perkins, who was progressing in his shoulder rehabilitation before being shut down due to biceps tendinitis. It's still a long road back for the reliever, who hasn't pitched in the majors since April of 2016.