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Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez has been fantastic at the plate in June, helping fantasy managers forget about his slow start to the 2022 season. He is currently slashing .329/.368/.634 this month with five home runs, two stolen bases, 17 RBI and 14 runs. He entered the month with an ugly .185/.250/.293 slash line on the year, but his recent hot stretch has lifted his season-long slash line to .253/.305/.454. Hernandez missed nearly a month of action earlier this year due to an oblique injury, and he was slow to come around after making his return in early May. Fantasy managers who were patient with the 29-year-old have been rewarded with his productive June, and he looks well on his way to another strong season overall.
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Yimi Garcia (side) wasn't available for Wednesday's game against the Chicago White Sox due to left-side discomfort. He will be re-evaluated over the weekend. The 31-year-old allowed two hits while striking out one across a scoreless inning in Tuesday's win over the White Sox. He started dealing with side discomfort after Tuesday's outing and is considered day-to-day. Garcia owns a 3.42 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 26 strikeouts over 26 1/3 innings in 2022. The Blue Jays right-hander is 0-for-3 in save opportunities but has racked up 12 holds over 28 games. Garcia holds more fantasy value in saves and holds leagues, and fantasy managers should know his status for the upcoming weekend series against the Boston Red Sox.
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ross Stripling has looked impressive since moving into the starting rotation. The 32-year-old continued his success on Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox. He went six innings, allowing one run, one walk, and five strikeouts in the victory. Stripling has been solid in three of his four starts since entering the starting rotation. To be fair, Stripling hasn't pitched against many capable offenses, but regardless he has looked good. He should be a decent streaming option against the Boston Red Sox during his next start.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer (elbow) is undergoing more testing on his right elbow in Chicago on Wednesday, and he will not be in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito. Zack Collins is on the taxi squad and could be called up to the active roster ahead of the weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers, depending on how Springer responds to treatment over the next 48 hours. Fantasy managers should consider the 32-year-old as day-to-day right now, but you should also prepare for a potential injured list stint. Raimel Tapia is starting in center field and is hitting seventh on Wednesday, and he could benefit from more playing time if Springer is forced to the injured list.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer (elbow) exited Tuesday's contest against the White Sox early with right elbow discomfort, the team reported. Springer was serving as designated hitter and went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts before being removed. More information should come out after the game and in the next day or so, so fantasy managers should keep an eye out. Hopefully, Springer can avoid a serious injury, as he missed a portion of the 2021 season with a slew of injuries. The 32-year-old has looked good this season, slashing .260/.333/.489 with 13 home runs, 34 RBI, and six stolen bases.