UPDATES & NEWS
Cole Hamels suffered a setback in his recovery from tendonitis in his left shoulder. He’ll throw off a mound some time next week if he doesn’t suffer any more setbacks.
Hamels' health is a cause for concern in 2014 and with draft season upon us, this is not the type of news we want to hear. His draft stock continues to drop as Spring Training progresses, and is currently holding an ADP of 69.60 according to the NFBC. If you like to gamble, Hamels will likely come at an extreme value this year, just be cautious that this is the type of injury that could resurface through the season. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Aramis Ramirez confirmed that 2015 will be his final season.
Ramirez will turn 37 in June in what will be his 18th major league season. He was a legitimate 30-home run threat during the prime of his career, but now here we are 10 years past that prime and he's more of a 15-home run threat these days. Injuries were a big part of his decline and he's missed an awful lot of games over the years, but considering how bad the third base position looks this year, one last go-around with A-Ram might not be the worst thing in the world. Just make sure you have a viable back-up option. Analysis: Howard Bender