FANTASY PLAYER UPDATES & NEWS

The Dodgers have acquired Andy Wilkins from the Blue Jays for cash considerations.

Wilkins hit 30 homers last year in Triple-A to go with 85 RBI but will swap for the west coast after struggling early this year and yet to produce a home-run. He still hasto sit behind Adrian Gonzalez so he will continue to be blocked not worth the add. Analysis: Rob Trayah

The Brewers have fired manager Ron Roenicke Sunday. His replacement will be named Monday.

Sources are leaning towards Craig Counsell being the next manager, a former Brewer himself. Milwaukee has started out 8-17 this season, and struggled down the stretch last season so the writing was on the wall, but it only took a month to see the MLB's first manager get fired on the season. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Brandon Crawford went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI as the Giants beat the Angels, 5-0.

Crawford will never be a savior for your team's average, but he continues to provide pop. He has a .500 SLG this season, with five homers already on the season to go with four other extra-base hits. He does have a problems striking out, with 22 in 78 AB and thus, his average usually sits in the .240s. The shortstop has a hit in four of his last five games, with four extra-base hits during that stretch. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Joe Panik went 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs and an RBI in the Giants' 5-0 win over the Angels.

Panik was aslow to get into the season, but put together a solid end of April and now has picked his first homer of the season. It was just the third extra-base in his last ten games, but Panik has been able to knock in five runs over that stretch. The second baseman's power number will never be great, but Panik will be a good source of AVG and runs if he continues to sit in the two-hole for San Fran. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Tim Lincecum rebounded from a poor start on Monday with eight innings of three-hit shutout pitching to go with four strikeouts as he improved to 2-2 on the season.

Vintage Lincecum showed up on Sunday, throwing eight innings of sparkling ball, lowering his ERA to 2.40 on the season. His WHIP will never be great because of his "effective wildness", but his one walk allowed was a season low. He takes his .245 BAA into a one start week next week against Miami. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Nori Aoki went 1-for-3 with a solo home-run as the Giants beat the Angels 5-0 on Sunday.

Aoki has found a nice home in San Francisco after moving from Kansas City in the offseason and provided a spark at the top of the line-up. His .307 AVG fits well with his .391 OBP, but you shouldn't believe any more power is coming from the small outfielder. His speed and contact rates is what is going to make any type of fantasy production last this season. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Jeff Weaver was rocked on Sunday, giving up five earned runs on ten hits while only striking out two, falling to 0-4 on the season.

Weaver appeared to be turning the corner in his two no decisions, however, he has been blitzed for 16 hits and 11 earned runs in his last two starts. He has only struck out 15 guys in 34.1 innings and it is time to make the move to get Weaver off your team. The veteran's velocity has plummeted and he is no longer missing bats so i there is another option out there, good or bad, take it and run away from Weaver. Analysis: Rob Trayah

The Dodgers will move Carlos Frias into the starting rotation after designating Scott Baker for assignment.

Frias worked primarily has a starter until last year in the minors so this isn't a brand new experiment. The Dodgers were impressed by Friday night's performance, enough to make him an everyday starter, but that doesn't mean that you should make a move to put Arias on your fantasy team. He lacks strikeout numbers and can be wild so take your time on making Arias a member of your team. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Update: Stephen Curry will officially been named NBA most valuable player Monday.

The point-guard that could, Curry has grown into one of the best players in the NBA and now will receive the recognition for his efforts with the MVP award. In his sixth season, Curry shot 48.7% from the field, 44% from three-point land as he averaged 23.8 PPG with 7.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds. Golden State picked up a Game One win against the Grizzlies, but now have another reason to celebrate as their star point guard is going to be named the best player of the 2014-15 season. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Yasmani Grandal hit a pinch-hit, solo, walkoff homer as the Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 1-0 in 13 innings.

The catcher originally had the day off, but with the game going to extras, he was forced into action and ended it with one swing. Grandal had three hits on Saturday, and then collected the game-winner on Sunday with his second homer of the season. The key piece in the Matt Kemp deal, Grandal has some hefty expectations which he has yet to showcase offensively in the majors in his four seasons. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Brett Anderson went six shutout innings, giving up five hits and striking out four as he garnered a no-decision on Sunday.

Anderson provided a quality start for the first time in his last four starts, as he limited base runners and only faced two above the minimum in his six innings. The early part of the season has been rough, but the veteran has remained healthy, which has been needed for the Dodgers as they have started the 2015 season. Anderson is still only an option in extremely deep leagues and may be just an option for NL-only leagues for the time being. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-5 with a double, raising his BA to .356 on the season.

Goldy was the only Diamondback to collect more than one hit and made it four games this week with at least three hits, seeing his average jump from .270 to .356. He has provided the power and steals enough bases to make the stat fantasy relevant, drawing big smiles and satisfaction for all fantasy owners who took him in the first round this year. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Chase Anderson spun a gem, going six shutout innings with just two hits and seven strikeouts, taking a no decision in the Diamondbacks' 1-0 extra innings lose to the Dodgers.

Anderson provided his third quality starts in his last four starts and held the Dodgers in check, allowing just three base runners. He had a clunked earlier in the week, but his second start was excellent and worth the two-start week. He still sits at 0-1, but has improved his WHIP to 1.13 while holding hitters to a .250 BAA. Analysis: Rob Trayah

John Wall (wrist) said he will be ready to play on Tuesday against the Hawks.

Wall has been red hot this playoffs and it is going to take a lot more than wrist soreness to cool him off. Expect Wall out there on Tuesday and playing as well as his usual self.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

The Dodgers are set to designate veteran Scott Baker for assignment after using seven relievers on Sunday, moving Carlos Frias to the starting rotation.

The Dodgers were in a tough situation and Baker happened to be the odd-man out. He hasn't exactly been effective this season, but there will be teams that feel his best baseball is ahead of him, so expect him to have a new job in the coming weeks. Analysis: Dom Murtha

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