Curtis Granderson will run and stretch with the Yankees on Tuesday. His Broken forearm is feeling much better. Recent X-rays taken show it is healing, he will have another one this week.
This is the first of many X-rays, so fantasy owners should not put too much stock into this update from the Yankees. Granderson should be back at some point in late May, which has significantly lowered his fantasy value. Those who are willing to wait for his return should have plenty of depth at the position to cover all bases. Currently, Granderson has an average draft position of 107.21 at Mock Draft Central, which ranks him around the likes of Nick Swisher, Angel Pagan and Shane Victorino. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
It's realistic to believe that if Granderson returns from this injury at some point in May (like he's supposed to based on his current rate of recovery) that he'll still give you 25+ HRs and 70+ RBIs on the season. So while I wouldn't rush out to draft him early, I wouldn't sleep on him too much, because once he's back in the lineup he'll be giving you top 60 overall production. Add in the fact that he'll be there when you need him most... playoff time.. and Granderson becomes an appealing low-cost power option. Especially for those of you in Roto leagues, where the only thing that matters is totals at the end of the season... ANALYST: Brad Costilo
ESPN sources say the Wizards are pushing hard to land David West.
The veteran power forward averaged 11.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists over 28.7 minutes per game last season for the Pacers. His veteran leadership is as much a part of his game as his work in the frontcourt and several teams are expected to be courting the 34-year old. If the Wizards are going to make a hard push, then an offer should come soon. Analysis: Howard Bender
Cole Hamels is unlikely to accept a trade to the Houston Astros.
Hamels has a limited no trade clause that allows him to block trades to 20 teams. Hamels would be the perfect target for the Astros as a true ace with team control beyond this season, but they will have to work elsewhere. Hamels will have a better chance at wins wherever he winds up, but a trade to the American League would obviously hurt his fantays value. Analysis: Steve Pimental