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Joe Maddon wants Kris Bryant to get more reps in the outfield.

The spring blitzkrieg for Bryant continues, and heading into Monday he's hitting .459 with nine home runs in only 37 at-bats. GM Theo Epstein mentioned in an interview that he wants to give Mike Olt a long look at third base, but that's probably just a BS excuse to give Kris Bryant some reps in left field and demote him for two weeks for that extra year of team control. If anything, Javy Baez could move to third base long term and Bryant to the outfield.  Analysis: Spencer Silva

Jaime Garcia is expected to begin the season on the disabled list after suffering shoulder soreness and fatigue this spring.

It's a new year, but it seems like the same old story with Garcia, unfortunately. The last three years have been riddled with arm troubles and Garcia has not been able to show signs of his 2011 campaign that saw him go 13-7 in 194 innings with a 3.56 ERA. Look for Carlos Martinez or Marcos Gonzales to win the fifth starter job with Garcia losing out. Analysis: Rob Trayah

The Rangers released Ryan Ludwick on Sunday.

Ludwick was notified a couple days back that he would not be making the big-league team and was allowed to search for another team. He has struggled in Spring Training and hasn't been able to get over the .700 OPS mark the last two seasons. The Rangers will look internally to create outfield options for the 2015 season. Analysis: Rob Trayah

The Yankees re-signed Jared Burton to a Minor League contract on Sunday.

At one time (2012) Burton was one of the better relief pitchers in the league, but that time has come and passed. Don't expect any fantasy production from Burton this season or any after it.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Brewers have released Chris Perez and David Herndon.

While never a great option as a closer, Perez used to be a pretty solid one. He has now fallen far from those days, as he has just been released by the Brewers. Expect him to be signed to a minor league contract with another club before spring training breaks. Analysis: Dom Murtha

Travis Ishikawa left Sunday's game with back tightness.

He will be fine going forward, however his availability shouldn't be of anyone's concern, as Ishikawa doesn't hold much fantasy value. Analysis: Dom Murtha

Athletics reassign Luke Carlin, Max Muncy and Andy Parrino to minor league camp.

One of these things is not like the other. Muncy is a 23-year old prospect, while Carlin and Parrino are older journeymen. Muncy, a first baseman, his 21 home runs in 2013 at High-A in 428 plate appearances. But the power hasn't translated to Double-A yet as he hit just seven home runs in 530 plate appearances there last year. Muncy isn't really a prospect you have to know, but he's far more notable than Carlin and Parrino. Analysis: Brett Talley

Bruce Rondon (neck) is scheduled to pitch Monday, depending on how he feels, manager Brad Ausmus said.

Rondon had a respectable debut in 2014 with a 3.45 ERA and 24.6 percent strikeout rate in 28 2/3 innings. Joe Nathan's hold on the closer job is tenuous, and the next man in line, Joakim Soria, has had issues with health, so you can envision some scenario where Rondon is pitching in late game situations and possibly even the ninth inning at some point. He's a name to keep in the back of your mind. Analysis: Brett Talley

Garrett Richards (knee) is scheduled to throw six innings in a minor league game on Thursday.

With Andrew Heaney being sent to the minors, it seems Richards will be good to go when the season starts. If you're drafting this week and the cost to acquire Richards implies that other owners are still hesitant about his health, don't be afraid to take him. Analysis: Brett Talley

Andrew Heaney is likely to begin the season at Triple-A Salt Lake.

It appears the Angels are going to go with Hector Santiago in the rotation to start the season. Santiago has problems with control and keeping the ball in the park, so it;s not hard to envision him having some sort of implosion and Heaney getting the call. Analysis: Brett Talley

David Robertson (forearm) said he's "feeling better" than he did earlier in camp.

The White Sox surely hope their new, expensive closer is healthy come Opening Day, and fantasy owners should as well. Robertson really upped his strikeout game last year with a strikeout rate of 37.1 percent. That swing and miss ability with 35+ saves puts him just a cut below the elite closers in the game. Analysis: Brett Talley

Rougned Odor left Sunday's game with a bruised left shin.

Thankfully, this doesn't sound like anything to be concerned about. Odor had a very respectable debut last year as 20-year old, hitting .259 with nine home runs in just over 400 plate appearances. With a full season of work, he could approach 15 home runs, and his batting average could improve given how frequently he made contact last year. The future is bright for Odor. Analysis: Brett Talley

Carlos Gonzalez (knee) expects to play again Monday when the Rockies face Oakland.

The fact that Gonzalez is already dealing with an injury issue is discouraging. Unless he comes very cheap on draft day because everyone else in your league is scared of him as well, you probably shouldn't take on the risk. Analysis: Brett Talley

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