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Coco Crisp is not in the A's starting lineup Saturday.

19 Apr, 12:54 PMSource

Jason Castro is not in the Astros starting lineup Saturday.

19 Apr, 12:50 PMSource

Kurt Suzuki will bat seventh and serve as the designated hitter Saturday.

19 Apr, 12:45 PMSource

Phil Hughes said the nail on his right index finger has healed. Shouldn't be an issue when he starts Sunday at the Royals.

Hughes had clipped the nail on his index finger down too far and when he tried digging in for his curveball, the skin started to peel back and prevented him from throwing it effectively. Whether that's the reason behind the fact that he's given up four runs in five innings in each of his three starts is yet to be determined, but if it's not going to be an issue Sunday then we should see improved results. If we don't, then we know that he's just not that good of a pitcher.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

19 Apr, 12:38 PMSource

David Robertson says he's ready to go pitch after facing five batters in an extended spring training game.

The Yankees were looking to activate Robertson Sunday or Monday, so if he's ready, they'll bring him back as soon as he is eligible. That should be Sunday then and they should have him available to close immediately should the situation arise. Get ready to adjust your lineups.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

19 Apr, 12:17 PMSource

Addison Reed had his first blown save of the season Friday night, after giving up the game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth.

These things happen. The key is to not panic. Go read my latest Closer Report article. Closers blow saves. If they didn't, then there would be a "blown save" stat to follow. Not everyone can be Mariano Rivera. The key is how they rebound after a poor outing and that's what to watch with Reed. Manager Kirk Gibson will send him back out there Saturday if he needs to. No one is losing their job after one poor outing.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

19 Apr, 12:07 PMSource

Gavin Floyd (elbow) allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits and one walk, while striking out six over 4.2 innings, in a rehab start for Double-A Mississippi on Friday.

The actual results of Floyd's early rehab starts aren't much of a concern, but a 6:1 K:BB and pitching into the fifth are both good indicators that he may not need as lengthy a rehab assignment as many believed. The Braves will continue to take their time with him and he's probably not going to be back until mid-May, but he could prove to be another sneaky asset coming out of the Braves rotation for fantasy owners.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

19 Apr, 12:07 PMSource

Update: Ryan Ludwick’s X-ray’s were negative. He has bruised big toe and is day-to-day.

No break or fracture is best-case scenario, so now Ludwick just needs to make sure he stays rested so the injury doesn't continue to hinder him all year. Consider him day-top-day but expect him to miss a couple of games here.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

19 Apr, 12:07 PMSource

Sean Marshall has been activated and Curtis Partch was sent to Triple-A Louisville.

If you play in a league that counts holds, you'll want to add Marshall immediately. He'll serve as the primary lefty set-up man for Jonathan Broxton and will retain that role when Aroldis Chapman returns.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

19 Apr, 12:05 PMSource

Astros outfield prospect Delino DeShields Jr. is expected to be out several weeks after suffering a broken cheekbone when he was hit in the face by a 90-mph fastball on Friday night.

What a disaster of an injury for DeShields who had been making steady progress with his first jump to the Double-A level. He's got tremendous speed potential and once he's ready to advance, he'll continue to make a strong impact on the bases. He's not Billy Hamilton fast, but he doesn't struggle to get on-base at all.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

19 Apr, 11:58 AMSource

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Max Scherzer Det $ 11400
Clayton Kershaw LAD $ 11200
Clay Buchholz Bos $ 11100

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Cliff Lee Phi $ 21041
Yu Darvish Tex $ 20114
Max Scherzer Det $ 19737
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Matt Ryan Falcons $ 19550
Tom Brady Patriots $ 18700
Aaron Rodgers Packers $ 18300
Peyton Manning Broncos $ 18200

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Yu Darvish Tex $ 29500.0
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