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According to multiple reports. Manny Machado (knee) is healthy and ready to go for the 2014 season.

Machado won't be cleared to run the bases until mid-March. If everything goes according to plan, the young infielder should still have time to get ready for Opening Day. However, there's obviously a long way to go before that comes to fruition.ANALYST: Drew Phelps

According to reports the Clippers have reached an agreement with Wesley Johnson.

Johnson will go to the cross court rivals in the Clippers. Accepting the veteran minimum means a $1.1 million pay day for the fifth year wing player. Johnson achieved career highs in 2014-15 with 9.9 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 1.6 APG. He also represents an upgrade on the wing and a player that can get his own shot and finish at the rim, something the Clippers have been lacking. Analysis: Matt Selz

Yunel Escobar (hamstring) is not in the Nationals lineup on Tuesday.

Escobar left Monday's game with left hamstring tightness and so he is getting a day of rest to see if that takes care of the tightness issue. Danny Espinosa will play third while Dan Uggla will take Espinosa's spot at second for Tuesday's game. Analysis: Matt Selz

Denard Span (back) is not in the Nationals lineup on Tuesday.

Span left Monday's game with back spasms and they are causing him to miss Tuesday's game as well. Span should not be out for more than a game or two which will be a relief to Nats fans as they deal with injuries all over the diamond this season. Michael Taylor will play center and lead off for the Nationals in the second game of the Reds series. Analysis: Matt Selz

Marlins recall INF Jordany Valdespin from Triple-A New Orleans.

He will take the roster spot forfeited by Marcell Ozuna after he was demote on Sunday. Valdespin has not appeared in the majors this season while putting up solid numbers at Triple-A. In 60 games he's hitting .287/.342/.378 with one homer, and six thefts. Not sure how much playing time he will receive but he could have slight fantasy relevance if playing time is available. Analysis: Matt Selz

Marlon Byrd is not in the Reds lineup on Tuesday.

Tuesday's off day is just a day of rest for the veteran slugger. Byrd has been on a hot streak since coming off the DL June 19th and is currently in the midst of an 11-game hit streak. Skip Schumaker will draw the start against Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals. Analysis: Matt Selz

David Goforth has been optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Optioning Goforth is the corresponding move to the activation of Khris Davis off of the DL. Goforth had seen action in four games for the Brewers this season giving up 0 earned and sub-one WHIP in 2 1/3 IP. He should be in line to return at some point this season. Analysis: Matt Selz

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