The Mets have reached an agreement with Curtis Granderson on a four-year $60 million deal, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
Granderson's Fantasy stock takes another hit as he was already an injury and average liability, now he will move from that Little League Stadium in the Bronx to the second least favorable park for left handed hitters (overall) there in Queens, Citi Field.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Chad Jenkins was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.
With the Blue Jays inking Gavin Floyd to a MLB contract, Jenkins was the odd-man out and has been DFA'd. He saw limited action with Toronto last season, toiling away in the minors at Triple-A through the bulk of the season. Jenkins did pitch well in 23 games with the Blue Jays over the 2012-13 seasons, and at just age 28, he has a chance to catch on elsewhere if he does not end up back in Triple-A in the Toronto system. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson
Matt Bonner has been ruled out Saturday with a left calf strain.
During Friday's game, Matt Bonner was injured and he will miss a great opportunity with Tim Duncan also out on Saturday. This could be the moment we have all been waiting for, Boban Marjanovic drawing the start. Against the hapless Lakers, he could put up a good stat-line. Monitor the situation and feel free to pull the trigger on a lottery-ticket DFS play. With other offensive juggernauts, Marjanovic may not hit the jackpot. Analysis: Mike Cahill
Tim Duncan (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday.
There is no need for the Spurs to play Tim Duncan against the Lakers. The Spurs should win this one handily even though the Lakers are just surging lately with two wins in a row. Can we please just get a Boban Marjanovic start in Duncan's place? He should be starting but he might not. If he does, play him as he produces in a limited role. Analysis: Mike Cahill
J.J. Hoover has won his arbitration hearing against the Reds.
After being only $175,000 off from one another, J.J. Hoover will make $1.4 million in 2016. He is expected to take on the closer role for the Reds so if he goes to arbitration next year he should see another raise. Last season Hoover played in 67 games with a total of 64 1/3 innings pitched. He posted a 2.94 ERA with 18 holds, one save, 52 Ks, and 31 BB. Analysis: Mike Cahill
Darqueze Dennard (shoulder) should be ready for the start of training camp.
For the Bengals' sake they will need Darqueze Dennard to be ready and to step it up next year with Adam Jones and Leon Hall due to hit free-agency. The shoulder injury was pretty bad, tearing his Labrum and Rotator Cuff. As long as the injury doesn't affect him mentally, he should be good-to-go. Dennard was the 24th overall pick in the 2014 draft after winning the Jim Thorpe Award for the top defensive back his senior year at Michigan State. Analysis: Mike Cahill
Ian Mahinmi (back) is questionable for Saturday's game.
The injury status for Ian Mahinmi has been a constant for his season. He has missed the last four games for the Pacers and he is likely to return for Saturday's game. With his return, Jordan Hill and Lavoy Allen will lose some time, but Mahinmi may be limited in his first game back to be cautious. Players should avoid all three of them, but if Mahinmi can stay healthy, he could rewards owners. Analysis: Mike Cahill
Phillies signed LHP Jeremy Bleich to a minor league contract.
The 28 year-old Jeremy Bleich has spent all of his career with the Yankees and was a supplemental first-round pick by them in 2008. He was also named the Yankees' ninth-best prospect in 2010. His career took a detour when he missed some of 2010 and all of 2011 after getting surgery on his torn Labrum in his throwing shoulder. Last season Bleich pitched in A, AA, and AAA ball, but most of his time was at the double and triple level. All-in-all, he had a 2.92 ERA with 42 Ks, 14 BB, and a .901 WHIP in 56 1/3 innings. If he can recover and pitch that way in the majors over a long period of time, the Phillies may have a great player on their hands. Analysis: Mike Cahill
Astros have an arbitration hearing for Evan Gattis set for February 16.
Expect Evan Gattis to get a healthy raise either from arbitration or by agreeing with the Astros before then. Last season Gattis had a great year appearing in 153 games and hitting 27 HRs, 11 triples, 88 RBIs, 30 BB, and an average of .246. At 6'4' 260 lbs., it's impressive that he had 11 triples, even though the Astros' ball-park is third in the league for triples. Gattis said that he is trying to lose weight to become more nimble and he has already lost 18 lbs. this off-season. He is no longer able to be considered a catcher, which hurts his value, but maybe he's trying to get back to a limited role for that. Analysis: Mike Cahill