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Dorell Wright got stitches on his chin and will return to the game.

Before Adam Wainwright can advance to facing the hitters on his team he must first prove he can run and field without any problems.

The Cardinals are rightfully being extra-cautious with Wainwright's health and won't push him until he's absolutely ready. If he can't do basic running and fielding drills, then he shouldn't be throwing from the mound, especially against live hitters.Expect him to start throwing soon, but not until after he passes each and every test the team may throw at him. Analysis: Howard Bender

Jorge Soler arrived in Spring Training 25 pounds heavier and with a better understanding of what big league pitchers are trying to do to him.

While it's difficult to say that bulking up in the offseason was the right move, recognizing the adjustments pitchers made towards you last season is a definite step in the right direction. In the first 15 games of his 24-game stint, Soler hit five home runs, batted .358 and struck out 12 times. In his last nine games, he had zero homers, batted .194, and struck out 12 times. If he can make the right counter-adjustment, he just might live up to the hype that continues to build.  Analysis: Howard Bender

The comebacks of outfielder Carlos Gonzalez from season-ending surgery in 2014 has accelerated to the point that he could be in a Cactus League game sooner than expected.

CarGo was able to run the bases Monday which is usually the last hurdle to jump in the road to recovery. The Rockies will continue to monitor him, but it looks like he should be participating in Cactus League games soon enough. Analysis: Howard Bender

Update: The comeback of shortstop Troy Tulowitzk from season-ending surgery in 2014 has accelerated to the point that he could be in Cactus League games sooner than expected.

Tulo ran the bases Monday which is a strong indication that his hip is feeling much better and that he is close. He won't take part in the Cactus League opener, but it does sound like he should be playing in exhibition games sooner than later. Analysis: Howard Bender

Anthony Davis (shoulder) could be close to returning.

Davis is right at the point where his one to two week timetable is just about near the end and the Pelicans believe that he is now considered day-to-day and likely a game time decision now. Keep tabs on his status for Wednesday as you'll want to get him back into your lineup as soon as he is ready. Analysis: Howard Bender

Jets owner Woody Johnson has been involved in serious internal discussions with Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan to make a push for perennial All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis if/when he becomes a free agent next week.

Having Revis in your secondary is always a nice advantage but the question remains, now that he's tasted success and has a Super Bowl ring, can he really be happy playing for a rebuilding fiasco like the Jets? They may make a push, but ultimately, he's the one to decide. Analysis: Howard Bender

Brian Hartline will visit the Cleveland Browns Tuesday.

Hartline will take his possession-receiver type game around the NFL to see who is interested. Regardless of where he lands, he'll still likely be a better play in PPR leagues due to the nature of his game and skill-set. Analysis: Howard Bender

Kevin Slowey will start in place of Aaron Harang in Wednesday's Cactus League game.

This means nothing in the grand scheme of things other than the fact that the Phillies are giving Slowey a legitimate look. Whether that plays out as anything positive is up to Slowey. He's more likely suited for a long-relief role. Analysis: Howard Bender

Aaron Harang won't pitch Wednesday as he's working on some mechanical issues.

It should be interesting to see the results of these tweaks. Harang's season last year was nothing short of surprising as he posted a career-best 3,57 ERA. His lost a little off his K/BB ratio, but overall, the season was a big success for him. Can he maintain it? It's going to be tough in a park like Philly's and a ground ball rate below 40-percent. He's not going to be someone to draft, but keep an eye on his early and maybe think about adding him early if he has a nice run to open the season. Analysis: Howard Bender

Andre Johnson averaged 62.4 yds per game last year, his lowest since 2005. His cap hit for the 2015 season is $16.1M, second among WRs to Calvin Johnson.

Johnson has already asked to be traded or cut and the Texans are happy to oblige. They've given his agent permission to seek a deal and, considering they have already indicated that they want Johnson to play a reduced role next year, the team will happily cut him to save the money. Expect to see Johnson and his ego land somewhere else this offseason. Analysis: Howard Bender

Matt Garza will make his Cactus League debut Friday.

Garza finished last season with a 3.64 ERA over 163.1 innings but he did have a 2.80 ERA over his final 17 starts. Now the question remains, which Garza is the real one? Are we walking into 2015 with the guy we saw in the second half or will we be looking at first-half Garza who struggle mightily across the board? Chronic arm and shoulder problems continue to persist so there's even more of a risk here. Considering how late he seems to be going in drafts, he may just be worth that late-round flier, but don't be afraid to cut bait quickly should he start the season slow. Analysis: Howard Bender

Kyle Lohse will start the Brewers Cactus League opener on Thursday against the Angels.

It's really just a formality. Who is starting what Cactus League game means absolutely nothing. If you really want the lowdown on Lohse, check out the Player Profile done on him by Ray Flowers right here on Fantsay Alarm. It will certainly open your eyes. Analysis: Howard Bender

Johan Santana will start his throwing program Tuesday.

While we can admire Santana for the effort, a return for the 34-year old seems highly unlikely, especially in Toronto. Between working his way back from a major Achilles issue and the chronic shoulder problems, a lot of things need really need to break right for him in order for him to be successful. We don;t see any of that happening. Analysis: Howard Bender

Dirk Nowitzki scored 14 points (5-13 FGA, 1-1 FTA) going 3-for-5 from three-point range with eight rebounds, one steal and two blocks in Monday's 102-93 win over the Pelicans.

Nowitzki continues to have himself a solid season as he is now averaging 17.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.3 three-pointers through 58 games. Although he is now on the back end of his career, the Mavericks star is still a must-start in all fantasy formats while still performing at a high level on most nights.  Analysis: Matthew Beck Mobile App


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