FANTASY PLAYER UPDATES & NEWS

The Mavericks recalled Shane Larkin today from the D-League and he will be in uniform tonight to play against the Spurs.

Larkin has been productive when called upon this year but needs more injuries to be a factor this season.ANALYST: Ted Schuster

Brandon Maurer is unavailable Sunday after throwing two innings Saturday.

With Maurer unavailable and Joaquin Benoit dealing with a dead arm, Kevin Quackenbush and Dale Thayer should be the primary setup men for closer Craig Kimbrel. Maurer should be good to go Monday. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Brandon League threw first bullpen session Sunday since suffering right shoulder impingement.

The Dodgers are pretty desperate for some bullpen depth, and getting League back would be a big boost. He doesn't strike out many batters but he did have a 2.57 ERA in 63 innings last season. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Reliever Joel Peralta is "on hold" in recovery from pinched nerve in neck, manager Don Mattingly said.

By the time Peralta returns, Kenley Jansen will almost certainly be back from the disabled list. Peralta has been a good source of holds throughout his career, and that should be the case again once he returns. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Ryan Rua will undergo a scan and get a progress report on his injured right foot on Friday.

Rua has been out since April 10 with an injured foot. If all goes well with his scan he could begin a rehab assignment relatively soon. The Rangers could really use Rua's bat in the lineup, and he could provide some decent power with regular at-bats. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Joseph Ortiz was designated for assignment on Sunday.

This move was made to make room for Anthony Varvaro, whom the Cubs claimed off waivers from the Red Sox. Ortiz has done nothing over his career to indicate he is a big league pitcher, and he has no fantasy value. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Cubs claimed RHP Anthony Varvaro off waivers from the Red Sox.

It must be comforting for every Red Sox player to know if he washes out in Boston he will have a soft landing with the Cubs. That did not work out particularly well for Felix Doubront last season, and there is little reason to believe Varvaro will do any better this season. Analysis: Steve Pimental

David Joerger said it's possible that Mike Conley (face) plays Sunday but not likely.

Conley is wearing a mask for pregame warmups, and even if he does manage to play there are major questions about his minutes and effectiveness. Beno Udrih and Nick Calathes should continue to split the point guard minutes, but neither has been particularly effective in these playoffs. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Troy Tulowitzki is not in the Rockies starting lineup on Sunday.

A good matchup for James Shields is looking postively fantastic with Tulo and Justin Morneau out of the lineup. Rafael Ynoa will start at shortstop and bat seventh. Analysis: Steve Pimental

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