FANTASY PLAYER UPDATES & NEWS

Braves announce seven-year extension for Andrelton Simmons.

The Braves continue to lock up their young core by buying out their arbitration years. Simmons is a very good defensive SS but expecting him to match his offensive output from 2013 is foolish. ANALYST: Jeff Mans

Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle has been fined $25,000 for public criticism of officiating.

Carlisle was most upset about the first play of the fourth period, when Dwight Howard "checked" Devin Harris into the Mav's bench. At his post-game presser, he went off about how the game "needs to be played within the rules." Carlisle is normally reserved in his criticism of officiating, so this is an aberration for him, and an expensive one at that. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Jared Sullinger (bruised tailbone) did not practice Saturday, but is probable for Sunday.

With the Bucks facing elimination, his absence from practice is likely just a precaution. He has not been a force in the first three games of the playoff series against the Cavs, averaging just 9.3 points (57% shooting), 5.7 rebounds, 0.7 blocks, and 0.7 three-pointers over 18 minutes. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Jose Fernandez (elbow) with throw 15 pitches vs hitters on Thursday.

And the rehab begins. There is little expectation that Fernandez will be back before the All-Star break, but he did become a US citizen on Friday, so let us all celebrate that accomplishment, too. Look for further updates on his rehabilitation efforts as those continue over the next few months. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Evan Gattis is not in the Astros starting lineup Saturday.

Gattis, who has struggled from Day 1, will take a seat with righty Kendall Graveman on the hill for the the A's. Switch-hitting Robbie Grossman will get the nod in left. Analysis: Howard Bender

Matt Albers suffered a finger injury during Thursday night's incident and will be placed on the disabled list.

There's nothing specific about the injury or the "incident" unless, of course, it happened during the dust-up between the Royals and the White Sox. He'll hit the DL now and the White Sox will likely bring up another short-reliever to fill in. Analysis: Howard Bender

T.J. House will start for the Indians on Saturday.

With Trevor Bauer scratched with an illness, House will get bumped up a day and face the Tigers. He's struggling right now and this is probably not the best of match-ups, but perhaps he catches the Tigers by surprise as a lefty filling in for a right-handed starter. Analysis: Howard Bender

Trevor Bauer has been scratched from his start on Saturday due to an illness.

It sounds like it's just a short-term sickness, but make sure you fix those DFS lineups. T.J. House will get bumped up a day. Analysis: Howard Bender

Denard Span is not in the Nationals starting lineup on Saturday.

Just a routine day off for Span who just returned to the lineup earlier in the week. Bryce Harper will move over to center field Saturday, with Reed Johnson in at right and Yunel Escobar taking over atop the order. Analysis: Howard Bender

Carlos Beltran is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.

With no injury reported, it looks like Beltran is just getting the day off against Matt Harvey. Chris Young is in right field while Alex Rodriguez handles the DH work. Analysis: Howard Bender

Michael Morse is not in the Marlins starting lineup on Saturday.

Morse is just going to get a day off as the Marlins face Stephen Strasburg. Lefty-swinging Justin Bour will get the nod for Saturday. Analysis: Howard Bender

Saturday's game between the Cubs and Reds won't start before at least 2 p.m. because of rain.

The forecast says that the rain should let up so the teams will certainly try to get this game in. Just make sure you adjust your DFS lineups as the starting pitchers may not be the best of choices given the weather. Analysis: Howard Bender

Kelvin Herrera has received a two-game suspension.

Herrera gets two games for his role in the Royals/White Sox brawl. No word as to whether he will appeal or start serving immediately. Analysis: Howard Bender

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