Rangers manager Ron Washington will bat Prince Fielder third ahead of Adrian Beltre and Alex Rios.
Ron Washington is a skipper who manages by feel more so than statistical analysis. Logic would seem to dictate that the Rangers lineup would have been Beltre, Prince, Rios (R,L,R handed hitters), but Washington said, Im just not moving Beltre out of the fourth hole, because he has seen Beltre struggle when batting 3rd, (.196 avg in 54 PA with TEX batting 3rd, career .281 though, so can you say small sample size). Although maybe not the most logical decision, it should not change either players fantasy value one way or the other heading into the season.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Jordan Lennerton has been assigned to minor league camp.
Lennerton hit .270 this spring but didn't show much pop in his bat. He had only three extra-base hits in 37 at-bats, but he did manage to drive in eight runs. He hit 10 home runs in Triple-A last season, but a .249 average leaves much to be desired. Fantasy owners should stay away from Lennerton for the time being. Analysis: Colby Conway
Vance Worley will start the season in the bullpen.
The competition for the final spot in the rotation was between Worley and Jeff Locke. Worley's 5.29 spring ERA outperformed Locke's 9.00, but the team wants Worley to be a stable figure in their bullpen. Worley's fantasy value takes a hit as he won't be a starter for a sneaky good Pittsburgh ball club. Analysis: Colby Conway
Update: Blazers have made the Tim Frazier signing official.
The former Penn State player will remain under contract with Portland for the rest of the season. Frazier was selected as the NBA Development League Player of the Week after averaging 20 points, 7.7 assists and 7.7 rebounds per game. However, Frazier won't be worth adding in leagues unless an injury bug would hit Portland. Analysis: Colby Conway