Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte (groin) is back in the starting lineup for Monday's game against Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Marte missed the past two games with a left groin cramp. The 25-year-old has broken out in a big way this season, posting a .309 average to go along with 20 home runs, 51 RBI, and 51 runs scored. Marte is one of the more potent bats in the Diamondbacks' lineup, so ensure he returns to fantasy lineups for tonight's contest.
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (rest) is out of the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Colorado Rockies. Crawford is getting a routine day off here, but should be back in the lineup next game. Donovan Solano will draw the start at shortstop and bat eighth versus righty Jon Gray. Solano doesn't have enough upside to warrant using in DFS contests.
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Jarrod Dyson (rest) is out of the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. This is a routine day off for the veteran speedster against the left-handed starter. Ketel Marte will draw the start in center field and bat second versus lefty Clayton Kershaw. Marte is hitting over .500 in his last seven games, so it's hard to bench him, even against an elite pitcher like Kershaw.
Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Brandon Morrow (elbow) has thrown two successful bullpen session and will throw a third session on Tuesday. Morrow has been sidelined since July 15 of last year with various elbow issues. There is no timetable if Morrow will return to the big leagues anytime soon or at all this season and he should be left on the waiver wire.
Washington Nationals relief pitcher Fernando Rodney has been recalled from the minors on Monday. Rodney is expected to join the team prior to Tuesday's game against the Miami Marlins. He was released by the Oakland Athletics after posting a 9.42 ERA in 17 relief appearances. The Nationals are desperate for relief help, but Rodney hasn't done much to make him a valuable asset. He belongs on the waiver wire until he can prove his value.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Adbert Alzolay is scheduled to make his first major league start against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. There were rumors of this happening over the weekend, but it's now official. Alzolay made his debut last Thursday against the New York Mets. He allowed one hit during his four innings of relief work versus the Mets. The Cubs are expected to use a six-man rotation for the foreseeable future. Alzolay is worth a look in DFS contests and should be picked up in most mixed leagues.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks (shoulder) threw 15 pitches on Monday. Hendricks has been sidelined since June 15th with right shoulder inflammation, but Cubs president Theo Epstein said that Hendricks could return near the All-Star break. Prospect Adbert Alzolay has replaced Hendricks in the rotation and is an intriguing pickup in all formats.
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Adam Haseley (groin) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A on Monday. Haseley had a short stint with the Phillies before going down with a left groin strain earlier this month. He shouldn't need too many games in the minors, and should be back to playing some outfield in Philly soon.
Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers (hamstring) is back in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Chicago White Sox. He tweaked his hamstring last Wednesday and hasn't been in the lineup since then. It appears that Devers doesn't need a rehab outing and he'll start on Monday. Devers will play third base and bat cleanup versus righty Lucas Giolito. He was hot with the bat before the injury, so hopefully he can keep that going.
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Jay Bruce (rest) is out of the starting lineup for Monday's game against the New York Mets. This is just a routine day off for the lefty slugger against the left-handed starter. Scott Kingery will bat leadoff and play left field versus lefty Steven Matz. Kingery's bat has slowed down over the last week, but he's still a reliable bat to plug into fantasy lineups.