Chase Headley says his knee is feeling good and started rehabbing a week after surgery, so he got to offseason workouts earlier than usual.
Last season was a major disappointment for Headley and his owners as he hit just 13 home runsa to follow up a breakout 31-homer season the year before. With the knee being healthy and him ahead of schedule with regard to his rehab, the hope is that he posts numbers somewhere in between but closer to his 2012 totals. A .280-20-80 season would be a welcomed sight.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Meyers Leonard will start for injured Noah Vonleh on Monday.
He offensively plays like a stretch four, providing plenty of space for the Blazers guards to operate, however on defense Leonard is rather stout considering his inconsistent playing time. With Vonleh out, Leonard will be expected to play more often, while providing the Blazers with some much-needed size in the frontcourt. Because of his above-average three-point shooting for his size, Leonard might be worth a look in very deep leagues, or for daily players who are strapped on a very tight budget on Monday night. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Dodgers re-signed RHP Chin-Hui Tsao to a minor league contract.
Tsao posted some solid numbers at Triple-A last season, recording seven saves and a 2.77 ERA. At 34 years of age, he likely won't be getting much better than that, however his production seems solid enough to warrant him a major league roster spot if someone in the Dodgers bullpen gets injured during 2016. Having said all of this, he should be a non-factor in all fantasy formats going forward. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Dodgers signed IF Brandon Hicks to a minor league contract.
Boasting a career batting average of .153, Hicks doesn't really have a good reputation to fall back on in terms of organizational trust. Everything he accomplishes from here on out will be off of merit and not by being gifted opportunities. Don't bet on him to do much more for the Dodgers than fill out the Triple-A roster. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Padres signed RHP Seth Rosin to a minor league contract.
At 27-years old, Rosin is past his years being viewed as a prospect with potential, however he does have a chance to be effective in the Padres bullpen if he manages to work his way up the system. He posted some solid numbers last season in Triple-A, and he seems to be a guy who some think has a shot to make a major league roster if invited to spring training. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Tigers in agreement on 2-year deal with J.D. Martinez.
This negotiation lasted longer than both sides wanted to, but after months of being separated by a couple of million bucks, they found some middle ground. Martinez is coming off of his best statistical season where he slugged nearly 40 homers and drove in over 100 runs. Whatever price the two parties eventually settled on will be an absolute bargain for the Tigers considering what outfielders have been making on the open market lately. With another good year in 2016, Martinez is expected to get paid very well in 2017 Analysis: Dom Murtha