Emilio Bonifacio will be Toronto's everyday second baseman with Brett Lawrie (ribs) on the Disabled List to begin the season.
This is huge news.... honestly... Bonifacio is a guy I've been big on this year, and the only negative associated with him was that there really wasn't a definite spot for him to fill on opening day. Bonifacio stole 30 bases last year in less than half a season, and is capable of stealing 50+ bases without even trying if he gets 500+ at bats. Add in that he's going to be hitting after Jose Reyes and before the likes of Bautista and Encarnacion, and you have the makings of a sneaky fantasy stud... 50+ steals and 100+ runs is easily in reach.ANALYST: Brad Costilo
Lions cut defensive end Phillip Hunt.
Hunt has served as a back-up linebacker and defensive lineman and appeared in two games, recording seven tackles (one solo) and one sack. The Lions apparently have other roster needs and Hunt is the casualty here. He'll seek employment elsewhere now or could end up on the Lions practice squad. Analysis: Howard Bender
Orioles pitching prospect Branden Kline had Tommy John surgery on his elbow.
The 24-year old, undrafted right-hander first began to feel discomfort in his elbow back in May while pitching for Double-A Bowie. The team wanted to try and avoid surgery so he received a platelet-rich plasma injection to help with the inflammation and, hopefully, the soreness and from there, just rest and rehab. Those efforts have finally been deemed a failure and Kline will finally have the surgery. He is expected to now miss the entire 2016 season. Analysis: Howard Bender
Marqise Lee (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 5.
Lee failed to practice all week again, so the Jags will at least try to work him back in next week. Until he can start putting in the practice time necessary, you can avoid him. Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns remain the top two options for Blake Bortles so even when Lee does finally return, it's difficult to see him poaching too many targets. Analysis: Howard Bender