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Altuve (shoulder) said he "most likely" will play Wednesday with his availability dictated by how he feels in the morning and afternoon, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports. "I think we still have to wait until tomorrow," Altuve said after Tuesday's 4-2 win against the Indians, "but I have a good chance to play tomorrow."
Altuve was involved in a collision with right fielder Teoscar Hernandez that forced both players to leave the game. Hernandez took the brunt of the collision while Altuve reportedly had a sore left shoulder.
Kinsler went 4-for-5 with a double, two RBI and four runs against the Mariners on Tuesday.
He was just one piece of the pie, as the Tigers ran up 19 runs against Seattle pitching. Things have been a bit slow for him in the early going, but this single game raised his batting average from .217 to .262, and Kinsler's now scored 16 runs in 18 games with an even 14:14 BB:K. It looks like he's in for another productive season atop Detroit's batting order.
Altuve, who was removed from Tuesday's game after colliding with Teoscar Hernandez, did not sustain a concussion, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
From manager A.J. Hinch's comments following Tuesday's contest, it sounds like Altuve was a bit shaken up after colliding with Hernandez, but ultimately did not sustain any significant damage and should be fine moving forward. He'll be listed as day-to-day until we learn more in regards to his availability for Wednesday's game against the Indians.
Altuve exited Tuesday's game against the Indians early after colliding with Teoscar Hernandez in the field, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Altuve and Hernandez collided with each other while attempting to make a play on a fly ball. Hernandez seemed to take the brunt of the impact, as he was removed from the game on a cart. Though Altuve's injury is currently unclear, it is encouraging that he was able to walk off the field under his own power. Further updates should become available following the conclusion of Tuesday's contest.
Travis is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Cardinals, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.
Travis' performance at the plate has been dismal thus far. After 16 games he's hitting just .127/.179/.190 and has recorded just two extra-base hits. Travis will head to the bench as Darwin Barney fills in at second base.
Pedroia (knee, ankle) is optimistic that he'll be able to play Wednesday against the Yankees, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Tuesday's game was postponed, so Pedroia will have another day to rest and recover, as he's missed Boston's last two games due to his injuries. At this point in time, it appears that the 33-year-old will manage to stay off the DL, but owners will want to monitor his status until it's clear that he's back in full health. If Pedroia has to miss additional time, look for Marco Hernandez to fill in at second base.
Saladino is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Royals.
It appears that Tuesday will be a routine night off for Saladino, as he's played three consecutive games. With Saladino resting, Yolmer Sanchez will get the nod to start at second base. Look for Saladino to return to action Wednesday against Kansas City.
Rutledge (hamstring) was activated from the 10-day DL on Tuesday, WEEI's Evan Drellich reports.
Not only is he healthy, but Rutledge stands to get some legitimate playing time over the next week or two, as Pablo Sandoval (right knee sprain) was placed on the DL as a corresponding move. Rutledge has a career .262/.312/.397 slash line, and has never been a league average hitter in the big leagues. He will likely lose out on at-bats once Brock Holt (vertigo) returns from the DL, but for now, it seems Rutledge, Marco Hernandez and Steve Selsky are the team's only healthy options at third base.
Odor went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Twins.
Since collecting two homers and a double in the first four games of the season, Odor has been stuck in an extended power outage. He hasn't homered in his past 16 starts and has collected just nine hits in 63 at-bats over that span, with only three going for extra bases. Odor doesn't draw enough walks to compensate when the hits aren't falling in, so his run totals could remain a bit depressed until the power shows up again.
Dozier went 2-for-5 with a bases-clearing double in Monday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.
The two-hit performance helped Dozier double his RBI total (six) on the season. He's gotten off to a slow start in the homer and RBI departments, but Dozier's raw power at the keystone makes him one of the top fantasy second basemen. He won't hit for great average, but expect the home runs to start flowing eventually.