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Update: Bucs officially announce the hiring of Lovie Smith to 5-year deal as the 10th head-coach in franchise history.

Chad Gaudin underwent an MRI on his biceps on Friday and is awaiting the results.

Gaudin, who has a 4.44 ERA and 1.48 WHIP, was shut down after experiencing tingling in his fingers while warming up yesterday afternoon. Regardless of the health of the 32-year-old middle reliever, Gaudin has no fantasy value. Analysis: Brad Costilo

Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo (triceps) threw from 120 feet on Friday.

Choo, who has filled in as a DH, but has not yet played the field since suffering his triceps injury, said that he is not concerned about his status for opening day. Currently, Choo has an Average Draft Position of 168th pick overall, making him the 44th Outfielder coming off the board, which would be a huge steal if he's able to put up pre-2014 numbers (.285 with 21 home runs and 20 stolen bases in 2013). Analysis: Brad Costilo

CC Sabathia will pitch in a minor league game Sunday.

With this start, it is unlikely that CC will be the opening day starter for the Yankees this year (as he would either have to miss his final Spring training appearance, or go on short rest to make the opening day start). This would be the first year since Sabathia joined the Yankees in 2009 that another pitcher would get the opening day start, with Masahiro Tanaka being the likely recipient of that honor. Analysis: Brad Costilo

Panthers claimed Jonathan Martin off waivers.

Martin, who was waived by the 49ers earlier this week, will likely end up as a back-up Tackle for the Panthers in 2015. Analysis: Brad Costilo

White Sox place RHP Nate Jones (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list.

After missing almost four months of the 2014 season recovering from back surgery, Jones tore his ulnar collateral ligament which required reconstructive surgery on his elbow back in July of 2014. It's possible that Jones could re-join the White Sox bullpen this year at some point, but, with no chance of becoming the team's Closer, he has no fantasy value regardless. Analysis: Brad Costilo

White Sox have claimed Kyle Drabek of waivers from the Blue Jays.

In December of 1999, Kyle Drabek, who was drafted in the first round of the 2006 draft by Philadelphia, was the main piece that the Phillies sent to the Blue Jays in exchange for Cy-Young winning pitcher Roy Halladay. Since then, Drabek has failed to live up to his potential, posting an 8-15 record along with a 5.27 ERA, 1.68 WHIP, and 118-to-111 strikeout to walk ratio in 172 1/3 innings pitched from 2010-2014. Clearly, the White Sox aren't ready to give up on the 27-year-old, once highly-touted, pitcher. Analysis: Brad Costilo

Manager Fredi Gonzalez has announced that Julio Teheran will be the Braves Opening Day starter on April 6 against Miami.

Julio Teheran, Closer Craig Kimbrel and First Baseman Freddie Freeman are likely to be the only Atlanta Braves who get utilized in fantasy leagues at the start of the 2015 season. Despite a clear lack of talent around him, Teheran is still poised for another solid fantsay season. Yes, he is likely to have a mediocre win total, but his ERA, WHIP and strike-outs should be top-notch while pitching against an NL-East that is very thin on hitting (other than Giancarlo Stanton and the bulk of the Washington Nationals). Analysis: Brad Costilo

Rockets recall Clint Capela from the D-League.

Capela, who's appeared in six games for the Rockets since being taken 25th overall in the 2014 draft, has yet to score a single NBA point. Needless to say, he is not to be utilized in any fantasy format. Analysis: Brad Costilo

Mariners LHP David Rollins suspended 80 games for violating MLB drug policy.

The Mariners acquired Rollins in the rule 5 draft in December of 2014, which wasn't the first time they tried to acquire this young pitcher (the Mariners drafted Rollins out of Jacinto Junior College in both 2009 and 2010). With this suspension, Rollins is no longer expected make his MLB debut in 2015. Analysis: Brad Costilo

Blue Jays outright LHP Scott Barnes to Triple-A Buffalo.

The 27-year-old Barnes is coming off of a solid 2014 season in triple-A in which he posted a 3.69 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 35 strike-outs in 31 2/3 innings pitched over 25 appearances. This move was mainly due to the Blue Jays having a stocked bullpen, and no real room or need for Barnes at this time. Analysis: Brad Costilo

Marlins send Scott Sizemore to minor league camp.

Aside from his misleadingly solid 2009 minor-league season, in which Sizemore hit .308 with 17 home-runs and 21 stolen bases in 130 games, there really haven't been any reasons to believe that he is capable of being a fantasy impact player. Regardless of whether or not Sizemore gets called back up the the MLB-level, feel free to leave him on your league's waiver-wire. Analysis: Brad Costilo

Manager Matt Williams said Ryan Zimmerman was taken out of Friday's game as a precaution.

All indications are that this move was indeed just a precaution, and isn't something that fans (or fantasy owners) should be concerned about. The bulk of Zimmerman's value in 2015 fantasy drafts is due to his multi-positional eligibility, especially his qualification at a thin Third-base position. If Zimmerman can stay healthy this season, you should be able to get 20+ home-runs out of him. Analysis: Brad Costilo

Manager John Farrell projects that Koji Uehara (hamstring) will next pitch in a game on Monday, either in a Grapefruit League contest or in the Minors.

After an almost unfathomably dominant 2013, in which he posted a 1.09 ERA, 0.57 WHIP, 21 saves, 13 holds, and only 3 blown saves, Uehara came back to earth in 2014 (2.52 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, 26 saves, one hold, and five blown saves). While Uehara has shown that he's capable of being an elite closer, it's very likely that his 2015 stat-line will be similar to his 2014 line (which was still solid). Analysis: Brad Costilo

Athletics officially announce Tyler Clippard will start the season as the teams closer.

This shouldn't come as any surprise with closer Sean Doolittle expected to miss 4-6 weeks of the regular season with a shoulder injury. The question is, how well does Clippard, who has a career line of 34 Saves and 150 Holds with only 32 blown saves to go with a 2.88 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 548 strike-outs in 491 innings pitched, have to pitch to keep the Closer's role when Doolittle returns to action? Analysis: Brad Costilo

Manager Ryan Sandberg says Domonic Brown's (Achilles) rehab is coming along "slowly" and is unlikely for Opening Day.

Brown was one of the bigger disappointments of the 2014 fantasy baseball season, following up a .272, 27 home-run, 83 RBI 2013 with a .235, 10 home-run, 63 RBI 2014 (despite playing 5 more games in 2014). This massive regression has resulted in Brown being taken at an Average Draft Position of 328th overall (which is very low for a player who's only a year and-a-half removed from a 27 home-run season), and that was before the start of his season was considered to be in jeopardy. Do yourself a favor, and look elsewhere for your late-round diamond-in-the-rough pick. Analysis: Brad Costilo


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