Daniel Snyder is going to leave the decision as to who starts at quarterback on Sunday against the Falcons up to Mike Shanahan—assuming that Shanahan is still the coach at that time.
According to a report, Snyder will not intervene if Shanahan decides to bench Robert Griffin III and start backup Kirk Cousins. Shanahan said on Monday that he is considering doing that because he is concerned that Griffin has taken too many sacks in the last five games and he wants to make sure that the quarterback is healthy enough to participate in the offseason training program.
Kyle Ryan went four innings, allowed two runs, on three hits, and five walks, while striking out four in a loss to the Pirates on Thursday afternoon.
Ryan has been used as a reliever and spot starter for the Tigers so far this season, and he didn’t step up like the Tigers needed him to on Thursday afternoon, as he only lasted four innings, allowing two runs, and walking five against the Pirates. There is something to be said for him holding the opposition to only two runs despite the eight baserunners, but still the Tigers needed a more efficient outing out of Ryan, and he didn’t deliver. Don’t expect much better than this from Ryan going forward in your fantasy leagues. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Matt Harrison will start for the Rangers Tuesday or Wednesday, according to GM Jon Daniels.
This is welcoming news for the Rangers as you can never have too much starting pitching depth. With Harrison's 30-day rehab stint finally over, Texas had to make a decision, and they are choosing to insert the veteran lefty back into their rotation. Harrison struggled during his rehab starts, but that wasn't much of a surprise given his layoff. He's worth an add in AL-Only leagues, but we are going to need to see several solid starts before we give a deeper recommendation. Analysis: David Kerr
Miguel Sano is batting sixth in his major league debut on Thursday.
There have been plenty of anticipated rookie debuts this season, and Sano makes one more. A top rated prospect since 2010, Sano has clubbed 15 home runs over 241 at-bats for Double-A Chattanooga this year and that power should translate at the major league level almost immediately. Don't expect a strong average from Sano, but that isn't the reason you'll be rostering him. With that said, he needs to be added in all formats. Analysis: David Kerr