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Matt Shoemaker (forearm) played catch out to 120 feet Wednesday, The Orange County Register reports.

Impact

Shoemaker is inching towards a return, as he was able to up the intensity from his throwing session Tuesday with no issues. The 30-year-old remains hopeful that he'll be able to rejoin the rotation Sunday against the Red Sox, but he'll need to get through a bullpen session before the weekend if he wants that to happen. If Shoemaker isn't ready to go Sunday, Parker Bridwell would likely take another turn in the Angels' rotation.

Taijuan Walker (6-3) allowed the Rockies to score only three runs despite allowing 10 baserunners (six hits, four walks) in six innings during Wednesday's 16-5 win at Coors Field. He struck out eight.

Impact

Those in leagues that count quality starts have to be happy with this outing, which met only the minimum requirements for that designation. When you're pitching in Colorado, that's a golden outcome. A high WHIP has bugged Walker this year, but he's a respectable fantasy starter thanks to his solid contributions in strikeout rate and ERA for an Arizona team that's been winning a lot.

Jeff Hoffman (4-1) gave up nine runs on eight hits over 3.2 innings in Wednesday's 16-5 loss to Arizona. He struck out two and walked two.

Impact

A Rockies starter with a 2.25 ERA in his first six outings? A painful dose of reality had to be expected, and the D-Backs delivered it all at once. Hoffman held them scoreless through three innings at Coors Field, only to end up on the hook for the first nine runs of a 10-run fourth inning. Still, Hoffman had previously turned in impressive work over the course of his second taste of the majors, and his next start will come on the road Monday against the struggling Giants offense.

Ehire Adrianza went 1-for-4 with three steals and an RBI against the White Sox on Wednesday.

Impact

It's disappointing that he didn't score any runs despite his fine work on the bases, which doubled Adrianza's steal total for the season. As an unremarkable hitter and relatively little-used utility infielder, he's not going to find a place on many fantasy rosters.

Brandon Kintzler worked around a single hit and recorded a strikeout in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday against the White Sox for his 19th save.

Impact

He needed just 10 pitches to do so, and Kintzler continues turning in respectable work at the back end of the Minnesota bullpen. The 32-year-old's ratios are just alright and his strikeout rate is downright poor, but it's hard to spit in the face of 19 saves.

Jose Berrios (7-1) struck out eight White Sox over eight innings Wednesday, allowing just two runs on four hits and a walk in a 4-2 win.

Impact

A disaster in his first taste of the majors last season, Berrios has been the exact opposite since being called up this year, living up to his prospect hype by posting elite numbers – a 2.67 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 53:15 K:BB in 54 innings. He's now gone eight innings in two consecutive starts, and he's only given up four homers (three of them in one game) in his eight outings for the Twins. There may be some regression coming his way, but it still looks like he's truly arrived as a major-league starter.

Cody Allen was not available Wednesday night because he was in Cleveland with his wife who was giving birth, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.

Impact

It's unclear if the Indians will place Allen on the paternity list at this point with the team returning to Cleveland on Friday, though the move seems likely. Andrew Miller will continue to hold down the ninth inning while Allen is away, though the 28-year-old should be back before long.

David Holmberg (1-1) allowed four runs – two earned – on seven hits and two walks while striking out four in Wednesday's loss to the Twins.

Impact

Holmberg had shown some promise over his first 27.1 innings spanning 12 appearances as a swingman, but things didn't go nearly so well this time. Once considered a fairly promising starter in the minors, he's seen his career stagnate in recent seasons, and with a modest 20:11 K:BB this year. Holmberg may not be able to sustain his solid early numbers.

Marcus Semien (S, Oak)

Marcus Semien's (wrist) rehab assignment will be extensive according to manager Bob Melvin, Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Impact

Melvin made it a point to emphasize that Semien's assignment, which is scheduled to begin Friday at High-A Stockton, will not just be a matter of a few games, instead remarking it will be "almost like spring training". The slugging shortstop has been sidelined since April 14 with his injury and has logged just 46 plate appearances in 2017.

Leonys Martin (O, Sea)

Leonys Martin was named the TNT Player of the Week in the Mariners' farm system for the period of June 12-19, Bob Dutton of The News Tribune reports.

Impact

Martin was outrighted to Triple-A back on April 27 after clearing waivers, with the move being prompted by the .111/.172/.130 line he generated over his first 58 plate appearances of the 2017 major-league campaign. He's significantly improved against the lower level of competition, however, and earned the aforementioned accolade by hitting .393 (11-for-28) with six doubles and a home run over seven games. Overall, Martin is slashing .287/.342/.465 with five homers and 14 RBI across 50 games with the Rainiers, but he looks destined to remain with the minor-league club for the time being with the Mariners' outfield seemingly well-stocked.

Bryan Shaw collected his second save of the season after retiring a single batter in the ninth inning of Wednesday's win over Baltimore.

Impact

Shaw has been pitching in high-leverage situations all season, and he entered Wednesday's game after Dan Otero pitched himself and the team into trouble. Cody Allen has a firm grasp on the Cleveland closer job, and Andrew Miller is likely also ahead of Shaw for save opportunities, so it's probably wise not to overreact to Shaw notching Wednesday's save.

Francisco Lindor (S, Cle)

Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and three RBI during Wednesday's win over Baltimore.

Impact

Now up to 14 homers, 33 RBI and 42 runs with a .256/.319/.491 slash line, Lindor is turning in another excellent fantasy campaign. His .251 BABIP is well below the .333 mark he posted through his first two seasons, so it's likely that his .256 batting average has positive regression ahead. Continue to view Lindor as a set-and-forget asset in all settings.

Kevin Gausman (3-7) allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out nine batters during Wednesday's loss to Cleveland.

Impact

Considering the opponent, this was arguably Gausman's best start of the season. After all, the 26-year-old righty sports a disastrous 6.47 ERA and 1.88 WHIP. The nine strikeouts were a season high, and despite taking the loss, it was an encouraging outing. Gausman owns the potential to turn his season around, so he's worth monitoring. A road start against Toronto is up next.

Andrew Miller struck out three batters without allowing a baserunner through two scoreless innings during Wednesday's win over Baltimore.

Impact

While fantasy owners would love to see more than three wins and just a single save in Miller's stat line, his 1.43 ERA, 0.72 WHIP and 12.9 K/9 are still elite marks. He's worth a roster spot in all settings and would probably be next in line for saves if Cody Allen is injured or pitches his way out of the closer job.

Carlos Carrasco (8-3) pitched six scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts during Wednesday's win over Baltimore.

Impact

The dominant showing has Carrasco sporting a 2.99 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 9.2 K/9 for the year. He's now allowed just three runs through 17.2 innings over his past three outings, and appears to have settled in as a high-end asset going forward. Carrasco projects to face Texas at home in his next start.

Steve Pearce (B1, Tor)

Steve Pearce was diagnosed with a knee contusion following his collision with the outfield wall Wednesday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Impact

Initial X-rays on his knee came back negative, so early signs appear to indicate the 34-year-old avoided a more serious injury. He's being considered day-to-day by the Blue Jays for now, though that may change once he is further evaluated Thursday.

Dexter Fowler (O, StL)

Dexter Fowler was removed from Wednesday's game early due to left quad tightness, Derrick Goold of the St. Loius Post-Dispatch reports.

Impact

Fowler was 0-for-4 with a walk before being forced out of the game in the tenth inning. It's unclear how long the injury may keep him sidelined, though more should be known as he is further evaluated Thursday.

Steve Pearce (B1, Tor)

Steve Pearce was removed from Wednesday's game with an apparent injury, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Impact

Pearce came up limping after colliding with the outfield wall in the fifth inning, and while he was initially able to stay in the game, Kevin Pillar came on to replace him in the outfield the next inning. It's unclear what he injured at this point, but more should be known following the conclusion of Wednesday's game. Pearce was 3-for-3 with an RBI double and a run scored before being forced out of the contest.

Phil Hughes (biceps) tossed a scoreless inning of relief for Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday, allowing just one walk.

Impact

Everything apparently went without an issue, as Hughes is expected to make another appearance for Rochester on Thursday. Hughes has been sidelined for around a month with biceps tendinitis, so It appears the Twins may be looking to move him into the bullpen upon activation in order to reduce the strain on his arm.

Justin Haley (shoulder) is scheduled to face live hitters Friday for the first time since landing on the DL, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Impact

Haley was able to get through a couple bullpen sessions over the last week without any issues, clearing the way for him to throw a live batting practice session. If all goes well, the 26-year-old will likely head out on a rehab assignment shortly after.