The Rockies announced that Todd Helton, 39, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol Wednesday morning.
Helton struggled as he only batted .238 with seven homers in only 69 games. He missed the majority of the season due to hip problems. This news is rather shocking to a guy who has never had any major issues with the law. The Rockies' first baseman is expected to retire following the 2013 season.ANALYST:
Mike Pelfrey was demoted to the bullpen for the start of the season.
Pelfrey lost out to Tommy Milone for the fifth starter's job, but that hardly seems like a surprise. His move to the pen means that he's probably not even going to see much of a chance even if the Twins need a spot start as they can always bring back Trevor May who also looked better than Pelfrey. You can feel good about ignoring Pelfrey in all fantasy formats. Analysis: Howard Bender
Danny Santana will be the Twins Opening Day starting shortstop.
Eduardo Escobar and Eduardo Nunez were both being considered, but the job was really Santana's to lose. He picked up right where he left off last year, batting .341 (15-for-44), but he did strike out nine times to one walk. We don't expect him to post another .400-plus BABIP this year, so don't expect the batting average to stay as high as it was last season. Analysis: Howard Bender