MLB Player News
Sandoval left Sunday's game with a sprained knee, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
At this point in time, the Red Sox are viewing Sandoval as day-to-day. The team has Monday off, so Sandoval will have extra time to rest. However, if he has to miss additional time, look for Marco Hernandez or Steve Selsky to fill in at the hot corner. Prior to leaving Sunday's game, Sandoval had gone 0-for-2 and drawn a walk.
Valbuena (hamstring) will open up a rehab assignment Monday with High-A Inland Empire, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Valbuena, who has been out since late March with the strained right hamstring, is expected to require five-to-seven games in the minors before the Angels feel comfortable activating him from the disabled list. Once he rejoins the big club, Valbuena will likely occupy the larger half of a platoon at first base with C.J. Cron.
Escobar is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Escobar was removed early from Friday's series opener after experiencing dizziness, but returned to the lineup Saturday, going 0-for-4. It appears he's just getting rested Sunday for the first time all season, so Escobar's health looks to be on solid ground entering the upcoming week. Jefry Marte will cover third base in Escobar's place Sunday.
The Mariners held Seager out of the lineup for rest-related reasons Saturday, but he was still able to pinch hit in the contest, churning out an RBI triple. With Seager's hip bothering him following batting practice Sunday, the Mariners decided it was best to give the 29-year-old some extra time off. Seager will still be available as a pinch hitter Sunday and is expected back in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers, but Mike Freeman will handle duties at the hot corner Sunday afternoon.
Davidson is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians.
Davidson has been one of the few capable performers for an anemic White Sox offense this season with a .324 average, three homers and 10 RBI across 34 at-bats, but it doesn't look like manager Rick Renteria is ready to commit to him in a full-time role. With Todd Frazier back to full health following a bout with an illness and Melky Cabrera handling DH duties Sunday, both Davidson and Cody Asche will find themselves out of the lineup. As the left-handed option of the two, Asche is expected to see most of the time at DH over Davidson once Cabrera returns to his usual spot in left field.
Romine will start at shortstop and bat ninth in the order Sunday against the Twins, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.
Romine sat on Saturday, but with Jose Iglesias (concussion) and JaCoby Jones (face) on the disabled list, he should begin to see fairly regular playing time at either shortstop or the outfield for the next several games.
Encarnacion went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run during Saturday's win over the White Sox.
The slugger is putting a slow start behind him with a 9-for-31 stretch at the plate that's returned five runs, two home runs, six RBI and a .905 OPS over the past eight games. Encarnacion is currently presenting nice value in daily contests and has quickly quieted any significant concerns. He's notoriously streaky.
Longoria went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI in Saturday's win over Houston.
It's been a solid start to the campaign for the veteran, as Longoria has nine runs, three home runs and 12 RBI with a .250/.337/.444 slash line. While it might be difficult to repeat his 2016 numbers, he's locked in as a worthy starter at the hot corner in the majority of fantasy settings. Longoria is 7-for-17 with four extra-base hits and six RBI in his last four games.
Healy went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run homer in Saturday's victory over the Mariners.
Healy's third blast of the season gave the Athletics a third-inning lead they'd never relinquish. He's now collected multiple hits in three of his last four contests to raise his batting average to .266, and he just broke a 16-game stretch without a homer. His slow start has certainly caused concern for fantasy owners looking for him to replicate the success he had over 72 games last season, but the season's still young.
Castellanos went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer, two runs and two RBI in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Twins.
Castellanos' third blast of the season tied the game at two in the third inning. Although he's hit safely in all but three games this season, he's hitting just .254, but the 25-year-old hit .285 with 18 homers last year, and it's still reasonable for fantasy owners to think he can improve upon those numbers this season.