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Manager John Farrell has named Edward Mujica the closer to start the season.

This is a strange decision. Sure, Uehara struggled down the stretch last year, but his final numbers for 2014 were still great. He struck out more than 30 percent of batters faced and walked virtually no one. Mujica, on the other hand, has had a below average strikeout rate for three years running. Don't pay anything of consequence for Mujica, and Uehara is a guy to target if you have deep enough roster settings to hold on to him for a bit. 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

Devin Mesoraco said he feels fine after leaving Sunday's game with a cramp.

If you're someone who would draft Mesoraco on draft day, this news shouldn't affect you. But you shouldn't be someone who would draft Mesoraco on draft day. He hit for a lot more power last year by selling out for hard contact. But he made contact far less frequently. Yet his batting average on balls in play rose 35 points. That shouldn't have happened. That luck can't hold and his batting average could fall through the floor. Analysis: Brett Talley

Left fielder Corey Dickerson, who left Saturday’s game with a tight lower back, was scheduled to travel to Mexico and play in a split-squad game Sunday.

Good, maybe he'll be a little more rested when games start to actually count. Dickerson might not hit home runs at the pace he did last year, but that could be offset by an increase in plate appearances. If he gets significantly more work, he should get to 25/10 easily and has upside beyond that. Analysis: Brett Talley

Jake Petricka's chances of starting the season on the Opening Day roster for the Chicago White Sox are now slim after the right-hander reported more soreness following a throwing session Sunday.

The White Sox bullpen is pretty thin outside of David Robertson and Zach Duke, so Petricka should be the primary right-handed setup man upon his return. Zach Putnam would likely fill that role while Petricka is out. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Shaun Marcum will report to Triple-A Columbus.

Marcum was told Tuesday he would not make the big league roster, but there was some thought he may refuse the assignment to Triple-A. At Columbus, he will compete with Josh Tomlin and Danny Salazar for the right to be the first starting pitcher called up should a need arise.  Analysis: Steve Pimental

X-rays on L.J. Hoes' right wrist were negative.

Houston's outfield is awfully crowded, and there is a pretty decent chance Hoes begins the season in the minors even if he is healthy. Hoes has little speed and even less power, and would be largely irrelevant for fantasy even if he made the roster out of Spring Training. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Casey Janssen will have an MRI on his right shoulder on Monday.

Janssen is slated to be the primary setup man in Washington and the handcuff for closer Drew Storen. Blake Treinen is next in line behind Janssen though the Nationals could look to sign Rafael Soriano if Janssen's shoulder injury is serious. Analysis: Steve Pimental

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