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Negotiations went down to the wire on Friday before the Marlins were able to reach one-year contract agreements with Giancarlo Stanton and Steve Cishek. The deals mean the club came to terms with all three of its arbitration-eligible players, avoiding hearings in February. The Marlins haven't confirmed the deals. All three were arbitration-eligible for the first time, and they will receive significant raises in 2014. Per team policy, the Marlins don't release financial terms. But according to sources, Stanton will earn $6.5 million, Cishek will receive $3.8 million and Mike Dunn will make $1.4 million. In 2013, Stanton made $537,000, while Cishek received $505,000 and Dunn earned $492,500.

Cishek will close and have a good shot at 30 saves with strong ratios. As for Stanton, he walked a bit more last season which could lead to him finally "figuring it out." Stanton has failed to appear in 125 games each of the last two seasons so his health will likely be the determining factor we turn to when trying to assess his 2014 campaign.ANALYST: Ray Flowers

Dwyane Wade (knee) is listed as questionable for Friday's game.

Wade didn't play on Wednesday due to a sore knee, so of course he is questionable for Friday. If he isn't in the starting lineup, Mario Chalmers will once again get the start and see a bump in value. Wade has been relatively healthy this season and has produced in a big way in the process. He's averaging 21.6 points and 5.2 assists per game. Analysis: David Kerr

Erik Johnson's injury is apparently a moderate ab strain, not an oblique strain.

A moderate ab strain is better than an oblique strain, so call this a win for Johnson. Johnson will start the season at Triple-A Charlotte, but will be an early call-up if the White Sox need a spot start. Analysis: David Kerr

Ross Detwiler has made the Rangers starting rotation.

There are far worse pitchers with starting jobs in baseball, so Detwiler is deserving of this chance. He's bounced back and forth between the starting rotation and the bullpen while pitching for the Nationals, but should settle in as a member of the Rangers' rotation. He has solid value in AL-Only leagues. Analysis: David Kerr

Yovani Gallardo will start for the Rangers on Opening Day.

This was expected after Yu Darvish was lost for the season after suffering a UCL tear. Gallardo is a serviceable arm, but his strikeout rate keeps falling and he's pitching in an even tough ballpark and league this year. He's a late-round option in mixed leagues. Analysis: David Kerr

Sean Doolittle (shoulder strain) said he will be playing catch Friday for first time since his injury.

The is certainly good news, but as fantasy owners already know, Doolittle won't be ready for the start of the regular season. If he is able to continue he progression and doesn't have any setbacks, Doolittle could join the A's in early-to-mid May. Tyler Clippard will hold down the closers role in his absence. Analysis: David Kerr

Josh Reddick (strained right oblique) will get two rounds of live batting practice on Thursday.

Reddick always seems to have an ailment, so it is hard to know what to expect if he were to complete a full season in good health. He definitely is drafted for his power, but an oblique injury could limited that aspect of his game early on. The veteran outfielder has fine value in AL-Only leagues, but he's nothing more than a late round flier in mixed leagues. Analysis: David Kerr

Spurs have assigned F Kyle Anderson to the D-League.

Anderson was averaging 11.5 minutes over 30 games for the Spurs, but only plays during garbage time. He'll head back to the D-League where he'll see plenty of action and gets the seasoning that he needs to contribute regularly in the NBA. Analysis: David Kerr

Kris Humphries (groin) did not practice Thursday but did some individual work.

Humphries is still being hampered by a groin injury and hasn't played since February 25. He is getting close to returning, but there is no set timetable. Consider him day-to-day. Analysis: David Kerr

Chad Billingsley pitched two scoreless innings Thursday in a Minor League Spring Training game against the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate at Carpenter Complex. "Today was a really good test or step," Billingsley said.

Billingsley is working his way back from Tommy John surgery and this is definitely encouraging news. It's going to be a while before Billingsley is on the mound for the the Phillies, but at least fantasy owners yet to draft in deep NL-Only leagues can target a half-decent arm late in their drafts. Analysis: David Kerr

Bengals signed free agent DT Pat Sims.

Sims is coming home after spending the last two seasons in Oakland. He is unlikely to have a starting role, but will immediately help the Bengals with their run defense when he's on the field. Analysis: David Kerr

Manager Ned Yost said Franklin Morales is the favorite to win one of the Royals' final two bullpen spots.

Morales has been a colossal disappointment throughout his major league career and hasn't looked all that great in spring training this year. It's not out of the realm of possibility that Morales will secure a spot in the Royals' bullpen, but Kansas City certainly has better internal options. Analysis: David Kerr


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