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Scott Baker was scheduled to pitch multiple innings of long relief this Friday, but the game was called in the sixth, and so the Yankees will instead have Baker start Saturday’s game against Baltimore.

Baker has thrown well this Spring, and although he has been ineffective the past couple of years, he has had some solid seasons as a starter before. He'll likely land a job as a long man for the Yankees this season.  Analysis: Ben Diamond

Bud Norris had another tough outing Friday, giving up three runs in four innings of work. But Norris, who has allowed 12 earned runs over 11 2/3 innings, isn't concerned just yet.

Norris has had a rough Spring thus far, but stats are relatively meaningless for established major leaguers like Norris, so alarm bells shouldn't be ringing. The 34-year old had a 3.65 ERA in 165 1/3 innings last year, and is not worth drafting in most fantasy leagues given Ray Flowers' ranking of him at 118 among all starters. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Jon Edwards has a chance to land the long-reliever spot in the Rangers bullpen.

Long-relievers do not hold any fantasy value, but they are always nice to have in the bullpen for any team. Edwards, 27, has a 2.08 ERA in 8 1/3 innings this Spring, and could crack the Opening Day roster. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Javier Baez was in the middle of a nasty collision Friday at second base while trying to turn a double play. It looked bad enough manager Joe Maddon was a bit nervous Baez may have suffered a serious injury.

Baez will be fine, but it was indeed a scary moment for the Cubs. Kole Calhoun took Baez out on a double play, but instead of him sliding into his feet, due to the position that Baez was in, he was drilled in the midsection by Calhoun's elbow. As Maddon accurately put it, he "got smoked." Being Joe Maddon, he of course added in that "I loved it." Initially Maddon feared that Baez was seriously injured as he writhed in pain on the ground, but the former top prospect, who is just 22, will be fine and even singled in singled in a later at bat. He is a risky fantasy proposition, who may not even make the Opening Day squad, but his upside is ridiculous.  Analysis: Ben Diamond

Tyler Thornburg and Michael Blazek may be getting better Spring Training results, but right-hander Jimmy Nelson's fifth-starter status is secure, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke suggested Thursday.

Nelson had a great season in the minors last season and established himself as a solid rotation option in the latter half of last season. He is worth a late round pick in fantasy, and although fellow Brewers starter Mike Fiers has a better shot at being useful in fantasy, he is being drafted 129 picks sooner than Nelson (220 to 349, according to Howard Bender's Mock Draft Army ADP reports), and Fiers isn't THAT much better than Nelson. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Cuban Roberto Baldoquin brings plenty of promise to the Angels. The Shortstop prospect has impressed with his work ethic and attitude since defecting last year.

Baldoquin signed an $8 million dollar deal with the Angels this offseason and could get the call up to the majors at some point late this year or in 2016. He doesn't offer very flashy tools, with average ability across the board, but he's polished and likely has the ability to be a solid every day shortstop for the Angels. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Albert Pujols entered spring training feeling healthy this season, and it's showing at the plate. Pujols is hitting .326 with four home runs, for the Angels this spring.

Pujols has been raking in the Spring, and clearly still possesses a generational bat. He should continue to be fantasy relevant for years to come, and it looks like the 35-year old's decline will be as graceful as a decline for a first baseman can be.  Analysis: Ben Diamond

Jeremy Hellickson said Friday he's feeling better after missing his last start due to a tired arm.

The former rookie of the year should be fine for the start of the season, but he is not worth drafting in fantasy leagues, unless he can establish himself sometime during the year. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Alex Rios is not concerned over his aggravated right thumb injury.

Rios's end of 2014 was derailed due to a thumb injury, so the issue popping up again should raise some alarm bells for fantasy owners. He is still a nice bounce-back candidate, but his outlook isn't as bright as it was prior to the thumb injury. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Entering the final week of spring training, Blake Lalli is battling Gerald Laird and Jordan Pacheco for a roster spot.

The Diamondbacks are in need of catching, and while they wait for prospect Peter O'Brien to learn the position (they may be waiting for a couple of decades at this pace), they will need a barrage of guys to fill the gap, headlined by a guy named Tuffy. Both Laird and Pacheco have a floor of a solid defensive player, and a ceiling of solid defensive player, so they are not worth a look in fantasy. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Update: Chad Gaudin will be shut down for the time being with a biceps injury, manager Don Mattingly said Friday.

Gaudin is trying to make a comeback with the Dodgers, but felt tingling in his fingers a couple days back in his rehab from a biceps injury. He'll be shut down for a bit, and he's likely not going to be back for the first month or two of the season at the least. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Update: Brandon League has been diagnosed with posterior shoulder inflammation.

League is expected out of several months with a shoulder injury. It's a tough blow to the Dodgers' bullpen who have already lost Kenley Jansen for the start of the season. The Dodgers will very likely go with a closer by committee until Jansen is back, so there is little fantasy value opened up with League out. Analysis: Ben Diamond

A.J. Griffin (Tommy John) threw 50-plus pitches in bullpen session on Friday.

Griffin is making a smooth recovery from Tommy John surgery that he required early last season, and he is expected to be back by late-May to early-June. He should probably go undrafted in standard fantasy leagues, but is worth checking on upon return. In 2013, Griffin had a 3.83 ERA with 171 strikeouts in 200 innings. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Jacoby Ellsbury took indoor batting practice Friday, manager Joe Girardi said everything went fine. He’ll hit on the field Saturday.

Robinson Cano's money is once again proving what a mistake it was to let Cano walk. Ellsbury is rarely healthy for a full season and likely will feature another drop in stolen bases as his age continues to progress. You can do a lot worse when it comes to outfielders, but considering how good Cano still is, you have to scratch your head when they decided to spend it on two aging outfielders instead.  Analysis: Dom Murtha


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