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Curtis Granderson is fine after being hit by a pitch in the right arm during an Extended Spring Training game yesterday. It’s the same arm he had broken by an errant J.A. Happ pitch during Spring Training. “It was going to happen one of these days,” he said afterwards. Granderson, 32, has been playing in ExST games since Wednesday, and Fitzpatrick says he has spent time in all three outfield positions. The Yankees insist he will return as the center fielder, so it will be interesting to see how the outfield shakes out once he returns. I don’t think anyone expected Vernon Wells to hit as well as he has, which has complicated things for the time being. We can worry about the outfield alignment when Curtis is actually ready to rejoin the team, I guess.

Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) has come back out of the locker room and rejoined the team in their huddle. He will return to Monday's game.

Good news here, however it is still unclear when he will return to action. Going forward, fantasy owners should continue to keep some eyes on Nurkic despite his low production because there is some talent there that might eventually emerge. If he can polish his game up a little bit more, while getting into better game shape, Nurkic might have himself a nice little NBA career.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Jusuf Nurkic fouls to get himself off the court. He's hurt and limping off the court straight to the locker room.

Nurkic has been an emerging defender of late, while his offense is even coming around as well. This injury would be disappointing to those expecting him to continue on a upward trajectory, after struggling early on this season.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Marc Gasol (right foot) will play and start in Monday's game.

Gasol has been playing through a bad foot for some time now, and while his production has been down this season, the Grizzlies are much better with him than without him. Once this foot eventually manages to heal, expect him to improve with his jump shooting and as a rotationall defender.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

James Michael McAdoo (sprained toe, left foot) is doubtful for the Warriors Tuesday night.

No matter, as McAdoo is a fantasy non-entity fixated on the very end of the Warriors bench when healthy. Consider other reserve forwards who actually have a chance at some playing time.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Meyers Leonard will start for injured Noah Vonleh on Monday.

He offensively plays like a stretch four, providing plenty of space for the Blazers guards to operate, however on defense Leonard is rather stout considering his inconsistent playing time. With Vonleh out, Leonard will be expected to play more often, while providing the Blazers with some much-needed size in the frontcourt. Because of his above-average three-point shooting for his size, Leonard might be worth a look in very deep leagues, or for daily players who are strapped on a very tight budget on Monday night. Analysis: Dom Murtha

Dodgers re-signed RHP Chin-Hui Tsao to a minor league contract.

Tsao posted some solid numbers at Triple-A last season, recording seven saves and a 2.77 ERA. At 34 years of age, he likely won't be getting much better than that, however his production seems solid enough to warrant him a major league roster spot if someone in the Dodgers bullpen gets injured during 2016. Having said all of this, he should be a non-factor in all fantasy formats going forward.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Dodgers signed IF Brandon Hicks to a minor league contract.

Boasting a career batting average of .153, Hicks doesn't really have a good reputation to fall back on in terms of organizational trust. Everything he accomplishes from here on out will be off of merit and not by being gifted opportunities. Don't bet on him to do much more for the Dodgers than fill out the Triple-A roster.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Padres signed RHP Seth Rosin to a minor league contract.

At 27-years old, Rosin is past his years being viewed as a prospect with potential, however he does have a chance to be effective in the Padres bullpen if he manages to work his way up the system. He posted some solid numbers last season in Triple-A, and he seems to be a guy who some think has a shot to make a major league roster if invited to spring training.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Tigers in agreement on 2-year deal with J.D. Martinez.

This negotiation lasted longer than both sides wanted to, but after months of being separated by a couple of million bucks, they found some middle ground. Martinez is coming off of his best statistical season where he slugged nearly 40 homers and drove in over 100 runs. Whatever price the two parties eventually settled on will be an absolute bargain for the Tigers considering what outfielders have been making on the open market lately. With another good year in 2016, Martinez is expected to get paid very well in 2017 Analysis: Dom Murtha

Ian Mahinmi had a forehead laceration, received 8 stitches and is probable to return on Monday.

The Pacers don't seem too worried about this. He's all patched up and was seen warming up in preparation of returning to the court. Expect him to be good to go, despite losing some blood after taking a shot to the head.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Daniel Hudson expected to be in bullpen again this year.

Hudson was at one time a highly touted starting pitcher prospect, but after struggles and injuries throughout his first couple of seasons, he finally made the move to the bullpen last year. He was successful for the most part, touting a nice K/9 ratio and an average ERA. Heading into 2016, expect Hudson to compete for a late inning role, settling in as a middle reliever at the worst. He will likely only have value in leagues that acknowledge holds as a statistical category.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Jameer Nelson (wrist) has been ruled out for Monday.

Nelson will miss his fifth consecutive game on Monday thanks to a wrist injury. Emmanuel Mudiay has played some really quality basketball of late so Nelson's loss doesn't hurt them much. The Nuggets may chose to rest the veteran until after the all-star break so he's full healed for the stretch run of the season. Analysis: James Grande

Mike Dunleavy will be on a minutes restriction Monday.

After playing his first game of the season on Saturday, Dunleavy will again suit up on Monday in a limited role. He played 14 minutes of action Saturday, which will likely the case on Monday as well. With Butler and Rose out, Dunleavy will need to stretch the floor to the best of his ability while out there on the court. Analysis: James Grande

D’Angelo Russell (groin) will play Monday.

Russell tweaked his groin in Saturday's game against the Spurs, but it won't keep him out of Monday's game against the Pacers. After getting off to a miserable start to his career, Russell has bounced back quite well. It seems with each passing game, his confidence rises. He still has a ways to go before his relevant in fantasy. Analysis: James Grande

Evan Fournier will start Monday for injured Tobias Harris.

After getting off to a scorching hot start to his season, Fournier has regressed a substantial amount. So much so, that he's been forced into a bench role. But, with Tobias Harris out, he'll draw his second consecutive start in Monday's action against the Hawks. He was able to scored 21 points in his last start, so he could be worth a look in DFS. Analysis: James Grande

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