Omar Infante received a cortisone shot for elbow on Tuesday. He says he won't throw again until the weekend.
Infante has time to get ready for the start of the year, but his body is betraying him at the moment. More than capable of hitting at least .280, Infante has no upside and no heat behind his name so you can draft him in the reserve rounds if you need help up the middle.ANALYST: Ray Flowers
He is slated to be the starting second baseman for the Royals. He had 54 runs, 10 HR, 51 RBI, 5 SB, and .318/.345/.450. He should only be drafted in deep mixed leagues and AL only leagues.ANALYST: Mark Kaplan
Ricky Rubio (sore left ankle) is questionable for Friday.
Rubio has been playing through the soreness recently and has been on the court for the last five-straight games. He's been receiving steady treatment and will test the ankle at pre-game warm-ups. Given the treatment session after Wednesday's game and having all of Thursday off, we expect him to be in the lineups Friday. Analysis: Howard Bender
Victor Oladipo will come off the bench Friday.
After struggling over a number of games, Oladipo was moved to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Knicks. He responded with 24 points and four rebounds over 26 minutes, so coach Scott Skiles is going to use him in the same fashion to see if it works for him again. Should he continue to perform as well, he should see closer to his usual 30 minutes that he was playing earlier in the year. Analysis: Howard Bender
Brett Lawrie is "likely to be traded" by the A's according to reports.
Oakland's trade for Jed Lowrie means the A's don't have room for both Lawrie and Danny Valencia, and Lawrie stands a better chance of getting traded. Lawrie finally stayed healthy last season, batting .260/.299/.407 in 149 games. Moving to a different ballpark and a better lineup should help Lawrie's fantasy production, but at this point he is nothing more than a solid middle infielder. Analysis: Steve Pimental