MLB Injury Report: Coming and Going
The Indians activated OF Grady Sizemore (elbow) from the DL. He has been out since May 30th. He has struggled this season hitting .223 with 29 Runs, 9 HRs, 31 RBIs, and 7 SBs. Despite his struggles, he should be inserted into fantasy lineups immediately.
The Reds activated 1B Joey Votto. Votto is enjoying a fine season hitting .357 with 23 Runs, 8 HRs, and 33 RBIs. I would hold off on putting him into your fantasy lineup until his role is defined since he was sidelined with a mysterious ailment.
The Mets placed Carlos Beltran on the 15-DL because of a knee bruise. It has not slowed him at the plate though as he’s hitting .336 with 40 Runs, 8 HRs, 40 RBIs, and 11 SBs. Fernando Martinez is getting another stint with the Mets. He hit just .194 in his first taste of the bigs. Ryan Church (.277, 2 HRs, 16 RBIs) is the guy I’d add.
The Angels are returning Ervin Santana to the 15-Day DL because of sore triceps. Santana has struggled in his six starts this year going 1-3 with a 7.47 ERA and a 1.85 WHIP. The move was made retroactive to June 12th, but it’s unclear when he’ll make his next start. At this point he hasn’t shown he’s worth a roster spot on fantasy teams.