Derek Jeter said he is "feeling great" and has no concerns about his health or his left ankle heading into the season. But he declined to talk about his retirement, repeating several times that he'll do so on Wednesday.
Jeter played in just 17 games last season, but prior to that he had played in 150-plus games in eight of the nine previous seasons. Drafting him as your starting shortstop in fantasy may be risky, but if his ADP does not catch too much helium from those who may have some nostalgic connections to one of the all-time Yankee greats, as he approaches his farewell season, drafting him to fill your middle infield position could help balance the health risk associated with a player who will turn 40-years old in June and his coming off a season where he endured multiple injuries.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Phillies recalled Cody Asche from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
The Phillies seem ready to commit to Asche as their new starting left fielder which certainly gums up the outfield configuration for veterans like Ben Revere, Grady Sizemore and Jeff Francoeur. It also displaces Darin Ruf. While they may be happy with the defensive work he did down in the minors, Asche's bat never really heated up, so the team is still going to have some serious offensive woes. This plan may have looked good on paper, but it should be re-visited in a couple of weeks to see how things are panning out. Analysis: Howard Bender