FANTASY PLAYER UPDATES & NEWS

Ricky Rubio went scoreless Friday for just 4th time in his career and 1st time when starting.

Jeff Weaver was rocked on Sunday, giving up five earned runs on ten hits while only striking out two, falling to 0-4 on the season.

Weaver appeared to be turning the corner in his two no decisions, however, he has been blitzed for 16 hits and 11 earned runs in his last two starts. He has only struck out 15 guys in 34.1 innings and it is time to make the move to get Weaver off your team. The veteran's velocity has plummeted and he is no longer missing bats so i there is another option out there, good or bad, take it and run away from Weaver. Analysis: Rob Trayah

The Dodgers will move Carlos Frias into the starting rotation after designating Scott Baker for assignment.

Frias worked primarily has a starter until last year in the minors so this isn't a brand new experiment. The Dodgers were impressed by Friday night's performance, enough to make him an everyday starter, but that doesn't mean that you should make a move to put Arias on your fantasy team. He lacks strikeout numbers and can be wild so take your time on making Arias a member of your team. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Update: Stephen Curry will officially been named NBA most valuable player Monday.

The point-guard that could, Curry has grown into one of the best players in the NBA and now will receive the recognition for his efforts with the MVP award. In his sixth season, Curry shot 48.7% from the field, 44% from three-point land as he averaged 23.8 PPG with 7.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds. Golden State picked up a Game One win against the Grizzlies, but now have another reason to celebrate as their star point guard is going to be named the best player of the 2014-15 season. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Yasmani Grandal hit a pinch-hit, solo, walkoff homer as the Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 1-0 in 13 innings.

The catcher originally had the day off, but with the game going to extras, he was forced into action and ended it with one swing. Grandal had three hits on Saturday, and then collected the game-winner on Sunday with his second homer of the season. The key piece in the Matt Kemp deal, Grandal has some hefty expectations which he has yet to showcase offensively in the majors in his four seasons. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Brett Anderson went six shutout innings, giving up five hits and striking out four as he garnered a no-decision on Sunday.

Anderson provided a quality start for the first time in his last four starts, as he limited base runners and only faced two above the minimum in his six innings. The early part of the season has been rough, but the veteran has remained healthy, which has been needed for the Dodgers as they have started the 2015 season. Anderson is still only an option in extremely deep leagues and may be just an option for NL-only leagues for the time being. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-5 with a double, raising his BA to .356 on the season.

Goldy was the only Diamondback to collect more than one hit and made it four games this week with at least three hits, seeing his average jump from .270 to .356. He has provided the power and steals enough bases to make the stat fantasy relevant, drawing big smiles and satisfaction for all fantasy owners who took him in the first round this year. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Chase Anderson spun a gem, going six shutout innings with just two hits and seven strikeouts, taking a no decision in the Diamondbacks' 1-0 extra innings lose to the Dodgers.

Anderson provided his third quality starts in his last four starts and held the Dodgers in check, allowing just three base runners. He had a clunked earlier in the week, but his second start was excellent and worth the two-start week. He still sits at 0-1, but has improved his WHIP to 1.13 while holding hitters to a .250 BAA. Analysis: Rob Trayah

John Wall (wrist) said he will be ready to play on Tuesday against the Hawks.

Wall has been red hot this playoffs and it is going to take a lot more than wrist soreness to cool him off. Expect Wall out there on Tuesday and playing as well as his usual self.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

The Dodgers are set to designate veteran Scott Baker for assignment after using seven relievers on Sunday, moving Carlos Frias to the starting rotation.

The Dodgers were in a tough situation and Baker happened to be the odd-man out. He hasn't exactly been effective this season, but there will be teams that feel his best baseball is ahead of him, so expect him to have a new job in the coming weeks. Analysis: Dom Murtha

Yasmani Grandal admitted to playing through an AC joint injury in his right shoulder when the season began but got through it with treatment.

Well, at least there's a reason now for why Grandal has struggled so mightily this season, as a joint injury in your shoulder is hard to play through. Now that he is healthy, it doesn't appear that he has many more excuses to stand on. Expect Grandal's production to increase soon. Analysis: Dom Murtha

The Blue Jays have optioned both Scott Copeland and Miguel Castro to Triple-A Buffalo.

The Jays decided to send down Copeland and Castro and call up Steve Delabar who was dominating in Triple-A. Expect Delabar to serve in a middle relief role, rendering his fantasy potential relatively low. Analysis: Dom Murtha

The Blue Jays have recalled Steve Delabar and Chad Jenkins from Triple-A Buffalo.

Delabar was killing it in Triple-A so the Jays decided to call him up to serve in a middle relief role. In the process they optioned both Scott Copeland and Miguel Castro down to Triple-A.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Phillies optioned RHP Severino Gonzalez to Lehigh Valley (AAA).

Gonzalez pitched well after getting shelled on Tuesday night, but his Sunday night performance wasn't good enough to keep him up with the major league roster. Don't be surprised if he is called up again if the Phillies need another spot start.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Kennys Vargas went 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs and an RBI against the White Sox on Sunday.

Strikeouts were a problem for Vargas in his debut last year, and he’s been slightly worse in that area so far this season. He probably has 15 or so homers in him from here on out, but it’s going to come with an average around .240. That may be worth something in deeper leagues, but he’s not an option in shallower formats. Analysis: Brett Talley

Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs and five RBI against the White Sox on Sunday.

Plouffe is now hitting .278 with five home runs and 27 runs-plus-RBI. Other than a home run per fly ball rate that’s a tad high, what Plouffe is doing so far doesn’t appear all that unsustainable. Surely no one in your league is buying into his hot start too much, so just ride it out with him.  Analysis: Brett Talley

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