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Ian Desmond will return to the lineup tomorrow after resting with the flu and split finger, per Matt Williams.

Although both injuries appear to be of the minor variety, the Nationals do not want to rush him back to the lineup until he is at 100 percent health. Desmond is currently being drafted in the top five among fantasy shortstops according to NFBC data, holding down an ADP of 35.48. ANALYST: Matthew Beck

Update: Terrence Jones (concussion) is not likely to play again until after the All-Star Break for the Rockets.

The concussion from his automobile looks to be worse than initially diagnosed. Do not expect the reserve forward to be back anytime soon. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Brewers sent Shane Peterson outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs after he cleared waivers.

Peterson will have a hard time breaking into the Brewers' lineup, despite his good defense at all three outfield positions. He could become a trade chip this spring for a team that is looking for a reserve outfielder. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Angels designated third baseman Taylor Featherston for assignment.

Teams are getting prepared for spring training by figuring out whom to take a look at for 2016. Featherstone has virtually no power, and his bat died on him in 2015, so this move is no huge surprise. Ignore him when preparing to draft this season. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

A.J.Schugel has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis.

It is unlikely you were banking on Schugel to bolster your fantasy bullpen this season, but you can now cross him off your cheat sheet. He is not a strikeout master, and slots in as a middle/long reliever, so simply ignore him for fantasy purposes. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Eddy Rodriguez signed a minor league contract with the Yankees that includes an invitation to spring training.

A team can never have enough catching depth. If Rodriguez makes the 25-man roster out of spring, he will be useful in two-catcher leagues, and extremely useful in AL-only leagues, depending on his playing time. Keep an eye on how the catching depth shakes out for the Yankees this spring. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Mets GM Sandy Alderson hints that Travis d'Arnaud could play "other positions" besides first base and catcher.

What is this, a scavenger hunt? While multi-positional eligibility is a desirable quality, it will not matter until he garners enough games at new positions in the regular season. d'Arnaud is a mid-level catcher right now for fantasy purposes, and should be drafted as such. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Jimmy Butler (knee) is officially out for Saturday's game.

His sprained knee is going to put him on the sidelines Saturday. If Mike Dunleavy can play, look for him to pick up Butler's production. Otherwise, expect the Bulls to rely upon Tony Snell and Doug McDermott to pick up the slack. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Mike Dunleavy (back) is listed questionable for Saturday's game.

With Jimmy Butler out with a sprained knee, the Bulls would love to have Dunleavy make his season debut. He is not a guarantee to play, however, so temper your expectations. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Pau Gasol (hand) is listed questionable for Saturday's game.

He sat out Friday's game with the hand issue. While listed as questionable, it will most likely be a game-time decision. In that kind of situation, for your daily games, it would be wise to have a back-up option ready to insert in your lineup, as the exact situation regarding his injury has yet to be disclosed. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Steelers signed WR Issac Blakeney, CB Montell Garner, WR Tobais Palmer and CB Al-hajj Shabazz to future contracts.

The Steelers are good at WR, but depth is always a good thing. The defensive secondary is another matter, and looking for playmakers is a necessary strategy for the Pittsburgh braintrust in the front office. Look at how these guys strut their stuff in OTAs to determine if there is any reason to expect them to be relevant in our 2016 drafts. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Travis Shaw will see time in left field during spring training in hopes to find another spot to get him in the lineup.

The Red Sox would like to get his bat into the lineup, as he posted a nice slash line of .270/.327/.487 over 226 AB late last season. With Hanley Ramirez moving from left field to first base, an opening is in place for Shaw to expand his usefulness, although for fantasy purposes, he is just slotted in at first for your 2016 drafts. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Kashif Moore signed a reserve/futures contract with the Chiefs.

Moore has been a practice-squad player in his career to date. He is a potential kick returned due to his hands and speed, but will need to show something in OTAs and camp to move to the 53-man roster. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

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