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Carlos Quentin (knee) is expected to report to extended spring training in Arizona this weekend.

24 Apr, 09:14 PMSource

Gavin Floyd went 5 1/3 IP tonight for Triple-A Gwinette and is scheduled for at least one more rehab start.

24 Apr, 08:59 PMSource

A woman who says she was raped by Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon filed a multi-million dollar civil lawsuit today in Washington, D.C.

Well this just isn't good. The woman alleges that Simon raped her back in April of 2013 and there are obviously two sides to the story. She says he did it and he says he didn't. An investigation is in progress and we'll avoid commentary here until all the facts have been laid out. As updates are released, we'll be there to report, but for now we'll just say that this is not going to help Simon on the field or in the fantasy realm.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Apr, 08:30 PMSource

Josh Johnson underwent a successful Tommy John surgery Thursday.

Successful surgery is always nice to hear, but Johnson officially becomes a complete afterthought as we won't see him again until midway through the 2015 season.
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24 Apr, 08:24 PMSource

The trainer is coming out to check on Bud Norris. He is staying in the game.

Perhaps someone saw something that didn't look right, but if he's staying in the game, then it hardly seems like anything you should be worrying about.
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24 Apr, 08:16 PMSource

Angel Pagan was checked Thursday and has bone bruise on kneecap, it won't sideline him. 

X-rays and an MRI were likely taken as Pagan also received treatment during the Giants off-day. A bone bruise keeps him day-to-day and he will thankfully avoid the DL. However, don't be surprised if he gets a couple of days off over the next week just to keep him well-rested.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Apr, 08:14 PMSource

Erasmo Ramirez will have a chance to rejoin the Mariners if needed when the club opens a nine-day, 10-game road trip at the conclusion of this weekend's home series.

Desperate times call for desperate measures? Something like that. In truth, Ramirez does have some nice upside, but he's having some trouble putting it all together here in the early years of a budding career. He should continue getting chances to prove himself as the Mariners see something in him that apparently hitters don't but that's what makes the world go 'round. Ramirez has to spend a full week in the minors before he can be recalled again, so if/when he does get the call, it will be towards the middle to the end of the road trip.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Apr, 07:58 PMSource

Update: Chase Headley left Thursday's game with a strained right calf.

OK, so a calf injury is certainly better than a knee injury. Now the question remains as to what grade of strain it might be and how long of a healing process are we talking about here? We've seen calf injuries linger for up to four weeks depending on the degree of injury, so we'll still list Headley as day-to-day, but we're anxiously awaiting test results.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Apr, 07:45 PMSource

Chase Headley hurt himself coming out of the batters box and has left the game.

It wasn't as if Headley owners weren't already freaking out about his horrible start to the season, but now they all have an excuse to dump him....maybe. No, seriously, I'm not for dumping a potential commodity at a relatively thin position so it's bench or possibly DL city for the one-time 30-homer kid. Early speculation is that it's his knee, so consider him day-to-day until a team update is given. Alexi Amarista will fill in for now.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Apr, 07:25 PMSource

Oscar Taveras (ankle) has returned to the lineup Thursday at Triple-A Memphis.

Well that's definitely the first step towards working his way back from disappointing afterthought to promising rookie once again. There's no doubting Taveras' talent level and he projects to be an outstanding power/speed combo. The real issue has been the health of the ankle and how Taveras feels about running on it. When he was working his way back last year and during spring training, he wasn't comfortable on it and didn't trust the recovery process. Now that he's back playing, hopefully, those insecure feelings are gone. He could bust out at any time here, so tune in that radar people. He could be a big second-half asset.
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24 Apr, 07:08 PMSource

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FANTASY PLAYER VALUES

Name Team Value Draft
Yu Darvish Tex $ 12800
Matt Harvey NYM $ 11600
Max Scherzer Det $ 11400
Clayton Kershaw LAD $ 11200
Clay Buchholz Bos $ 11100

Name Team Value Trend
Cliff Lee Phi $ 21041
Yu Darvish Tex $ 20114
Max Scherzer Det $ 19737
Stephen Strasburg Was $ 19653
Anibal Sanchez Det $ 19580

Name Team Value Trend

Name Team Value Draft
Drew Brees Saints $ 19700
Matt Ryan Falcons $ 19550
Tom Brady Patriots $ 18700
Aaron Rodgers Packers $ 18300
Peyton Manning Broncos $ 18200

Name Team Value Draft
Clayton Kershaw LAD $ 30400.0
Jose Fernandez Mia $ 29600.0
Yu Darvish Tex $ 29500.0
Daisuke Matsuzaka Cle $ 29200.00
Chris Sale CWS $ 28100.0