FANTASY PLAYER UPDATES & NEWS

Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Tuesday.

Ramirez injured his left shoulder trying to make a play on the ball early in yesterday's game. He has had problems with that shoulder in the past, which is probably a big reason that he isn't in the lineup tonight. The team has said that they will wait a few days before making a decision on whether or not Han-Ram will require a stint on the DL. Analysis: Colby Conway

Carlos Correa will be promoted to Triple-A Fresno in May.

Correa was mashing in Double-A Corpus Christi, hitting .383 in 23 games with five home runs, 25 RBI and 11 steals. Houston has a need at shortstop right now, and Correa is the long term fix, but it seems that they aren't ready to promote him yet. Correa needs to be on everyone's radar as he has some serious potential in that 6'4" frame of his.  Analysis: Colby Conway

Zack Cozart is not in the Reds starting lineup on Tuesday.

Cozart left Sunday's game with a bloody finger and the x-rays came back negative. He was considered day-to-day following the injury, but he isn't in the lineup tonight, indicating that there is still some pain in that finger. His next chance to return to the lineup will be tomorrow. Analysis: Colby Conway

Eric Campbell has been optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Campbell has just five hits in his last 10 games and the team will send him to the minors to get some at-bats. Johnny Monell will be promoted for tonight's game, so it's likely that Campbell is the one being sent down to make room for the young catcher. In any case, it's safe to remove Campbell from your fantasy team. Analysis: Colby Conway

Chase Utley is not in the Phillies starting lineup on Tuesday.

Utley is healthy and this is just a regular day of rest for the veteran second baseman. He is struggling big time right now, having just one hit in his last at-bats. Owners are likely hoping for a trade, that a change of scenery will boost his play at some point. Analysis: Colby Conway

Braves have recalled RHP Brandon Cunniff from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Cunniff hasn't exactly been lights out in Triple-A this season, posting an ERA of 12 in just three innings of work. I those three innings, he has a 3:5 K/BB ratio and a WHIP of 3.33. He won't have a high leverage role in the team's bullpen, so he is best left off your roster. Analysis: Colby Conway

RHP Chad Billingsley officially activated from the disabled list for Tuesday's start against Atlanta.

Billingsley had Tommy John surgery two years ago and surgery on his right flexor tendon about 10 months ago. It's crazy to think that it has been over two years since we've seen Billingsley on a major league mound. Billingsley is currently inked to a one year, $1.5 million contract. Owners may want to hold off a start or two before activating him in their lineups, if he is even owned in your league. Analysis: Colby Conway

Darin Mastroianni has been traded to the Washington Nationals for cash considerations.

He has hit just .157 (17-for-108) at the top level since the start of the 2013 season. Washington has a pretty full outfield, so it wouldn't be a surprise if he spend all, or most of the season in the minors. Do not add him at this moment. Analysis: Colby Conway

Denver likes Ty Lawson, but are open to a trade.

Lawson averaged 15.2 points, 9.6 assists, and 3.1 rebounds this season as a member of the Denver Nuggets. Trading him could allow the organization to get some young players and draft picks, or simply just to clear some cap room. It has been rumored that the Boston Celtics have inquired about the point guard's availability. Analysis: Colby Conway

Mike Conley (face) is upgraded to questionable for Game 2 on Tuesday.If Conley is active he will start.

Conley hasn't played in about a week and a half, but he is expected to play in Game 2. He likely won't play a full workload, but his return should do wonders to the mindset of the Memphis Grizzlies. DFS players won't want to play Conley in their lineup until he is playing at a full workload. Analysis: Colby Conway

Archie Bradley (face) said Monday's bullpen session went really well with no pain or discomfort.

Bradley threw a side session yesterday, which bodes well for his progression moving forward. The 22-year old young gun is only expected to miss the minimum 15 days, which fantasy owners are pleased about. Expect Bradley to return to the rotation by the middle of may. Analysis: Colby Conway

Rangers claim LHP Mike Kickham from the Mariners, and option him to Triple-A Round Rock. Ryan Rua transferred to 60-day disabled list.

Kickham had a 7.29 ERA in the Mariners farm system, but maybe a change of scenery will do the southpaw well. He will spend some time in the minors, but he shouldn't be added in any fantasy leagues. Rua is dealing with a small fracture in his right heel, prompting the team to push him to the 60-day DL. Analysis: Colby Conway

Blue Jays designate LHP Jayson Aquino for assignment.

Aquino was designated for assignment today. The young southpaw will hope to latch on with another organization, but his track record of minimal strikeouts will be rather uninspiring for some organizations. He shouldn't be owned in any fantasy formats. Analysis: Colby Conway

Brewers option Logan Schafer to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

With Gennett being activated from the disabled list, the team is sending Schafer to the minors to make room for the healthy second baseman. Schafer was hitting .182 before being optioned to the minors. Analysis: Colby Conway

Scooter Gennett has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list.

In three rehab games, Gennett has three hits and he seems to be over his hand injury that has kept him out of the majority of his team's games. Gennett should be in the lineup for tonight game, pushing Hector Gomez to a bench role. Analysis: Colby Conway

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