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The St. Louis Cardinals have given a three-year contract extension to manager Mike Matheny, who has made deep postseason runs in both of his seasons.

DeAndre Jordan has four meetings setup as free agency gets ready to start. Clippers have slight edge.

Jordan along with Aldridge is one of the biggest names on the free agent market and is drawing attention like it. Lakers, Knicks, Mavericks, Clippers are the four teams that he will be meeting with and the Clippers, his current team, are believed to hold a slight edge over the others. Obviously, it would be a coup for the Lakers to steal the big man from their in city rival who share the arena with them. The Knicks are in serious need of an offensive big man given their lack of one for the last several seasons. Jordan's signing may trigger several dominos to fall quickly after. Analysis: Matt Selz

Mario Hezonja completed his buyout with FC Barcelona. Hezonja should join the Magic in a few days.

The Magic made the European star the fifth pick in the NBA draft last Thursday night. In order for Hezonja to officially become a member of Orlando, he had to be released out of his FC Barcelona contract which the buyout achieves. Hezonja may turn out to be the best player in the 2015 draft once he adjusts to the NBA style of play. The Magic expect the newly acquired Croatian to play in a couple of the teams summer league games. Analysis: Matt Selz

Marc Gasol only has one free agent meeting setup and it's with Memphis.

It looks like the big man will be staying put in Memphis considering that the only meeting he has setup is with his current team. Gasol and Zach Randolph have created a great front court for the Grizzlies that have gotten them into the playoffs the last couple of years. It is possible that once the bigger name front court players are off the market, that Gasol could then gain more interest, if he hasn't already signed. Analysis: Matt Selz

Salvador Perez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Royals 6-1 loss to the Astros on Monday.

Perez registered the Royals lone run on Monday when he launched his 13th home run of the season to go with 25 runs, 34 RBI and a .270 batting average. Perez hit a career high 17 home runs over 150 games last season for the Royals but his power surge in 2015 suggests he should find himself with a new career best come seasons end which is something his fantasy owners will certainly benefit from. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Joe Blanton allowed five earned runs on five hits while walking four and striking out two over 2.2 innings in the Royals 6-1 loss to the Astros on Monday.

All good things must come to an end and for Blanton, after two impressive starts, things came crashing down on Monday as he allowed five runs over 2.2 innings. The loss comes after Blanton allowed just two earned runs over 11.0 innings over his last two starts and looks more like the Joe Blanton we have come to know during his career than what we have seen from him so far. There is little reason to own Blanton in any fantasy format given how unpredictable he can be. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Chris Carter went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Astros 6-1 win over the Royals on Monday.

Carter hit his 14th home run of the season on Monday and his second over the past three games. Fantasy owners of Carter likely remember his incredible second half last season and while his power numbers for this season should have him in range to reach the 30 homer plateau he is still struggling in the batting average department as he is hitting just .198 on the year. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Jose Altuve went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the Astros 6-1 win over the Royals on Monday.

Altuve homered for the second time in three games on Monday to bring his season total to seven which ties his career high. The power surge has been a pleasant surprise for Altuve owners who came into this season hoping to get a handful of round trippers to go with his elite stolen base ability and batting average. Overall this year Altuve is hitting .292 with 36 runs, seven home runs, 31 RBI and 21 stolen bases. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Lance McCullers allowed one earned run on four hits while walking two and striking out six over seven innings in the Astros 6-1 win over the Royals on Monday.

McCullers dominated again on Monday as he lowered his ERA to 2.19 to go with 58 strikeouts over 53.1 innings. As of now the only thing that can stop McCullers success will be Astros management who may want to start monitoring his innings as the Astros continue to find themselves in the AL playoff picture. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Grady Sizemore went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the Rays 7-1 loss to the Indians on Monday.

Sizemore made his Ray debut on Sunday against the Red Sox after being claimed following his release from the Phillies and he has not disappointed so far, going 4-for-9 with a one run, one home run and two RBI. The home run was his first of the season and broke up the perfect game at that Indians rookie Cody Anderson had going into the seventh inning. Sizemore was not playing particularly bad in Philly and owns a .262 average on the season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Nate Karns allowed two earned runs on nine hits while walking two and striking out seven over six innings in the Rays 7-1 loss to the Indians on Monday.

Karns pitched well on Monday but was saddled with the loss as his counterpart Cody Anderson was perfect for nearly seven innings. Despite the loss Karns still owns a respectable 4-4 record with a 3.26 ERA and 1.26 WHIP while striking out 84 over 91 innings this season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Yan Gomes went 3-for-5 with a home run, double, one RBI and two runs scored in the Indians 7-1 win over the Rays on Monday.

Effectively June has been Gomes first full month of baseball after an injury just six games into the season had kept him out until the end of May. Coming off a strong 2014 where he hit .278 with 21 home runs and 74 RBI there was plenty of expectations for Gomes coming into the season as he ranks among the top offensive catchers in the game. Hopefully Monday’s three hit effort is a sign that he is turning the corner as a shaky June comes to an end. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Michael Brantley went 3-for-4 with one RBI, one stolen base and one run scored in the Indians 7-1 win over the Rays on Monday.

Brantley’s three hit night bumped his average to .301 to go with 28 runs, four home runs, 38 RBI and nine stolen bases. Coming off a season where he reached the 20/20 plateau, expectations were high for Brantley and while the batting average, stolen bases and .OPS are above career norms his remaining counting stats have him more comparable to the pre-2014 version of Brantley than the one that had him finish among the top players in fantasy last season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 with a double, one RBI and two runs scored in the Indians 7-1 win over the Rays on Monday.

Kipnis brought his batting average up to .348 to go with 51 runs, five home runs, 32 RBI and 10 stolen bases following Monday’s three hit effort. After a horrid April which saw him hit .219 Kipnis has since been the hottest hitter in baseball, finishing May with a .429 batting average and closing out June by hitting .349. While it’s hard to think that Kipnis can maintain this high level of production given his previous seasons he should still find himself on pace for career highs in most statistical categories come seasons end even with a slight regression. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Cody Anderson allowed one earned run on two hits while walking none and striking out two over eight innings in the Indians 7-1 win over the Rays on Monday.

In his second career start Anderson took a perfect game into the seventh inning only to see the perfect game, no hitter and shutout disappear off the bat of Grady Sizemore. The solo home run might have ended what could have been a milestone night for the rookie but he still turned in yet another solid performance for the Tribe. In two starts since his call up Anderson has allowed just one earned run over 15.2 innings for a minuscule 0.57 ERA to go with an equally as impressive 0.57 WHIP. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Tucker Barnhart was 4-for-5 with a double, run and two RBI on Monday against the Twins.

Barnhart is now riding a five game hitting streak with four doubles and four runs scored over that period. Due to his lack of playing time, he was able to raise is batting average from .207 up to .308 in that stretch and is making a case for more playing time with an offensive showcase over the past week and change. Analysis: Rob Trayah

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