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Shane Victorino felt his right hamstring grab on Saturday. Manager John Farrell said Victorino will get an MRI on the hamstring, likely back in Boston.

This puts Victorino's availablity for Opening Day in danger. Should The Flying Hawiian be grounded then the Red Sox will call upon Jackie Bradley to take his spot in the outfield/lineup. Red Sox's manager John Frarell said Jackie Bradley Jr. isn't going to travel with the Red Sox to Baltimore, but Farrell admitted that he is "on call." ANALYST: Michael Pichan

Chris Heisey is expected to be called up for Thursday's game.

The Dodgers need some help in the outfield, seeing as both Carl Crawford and Yasiel Puig are on the disabled list. Heisey will likely be sent down when they are activated, but he will be on the big league roster nonetheless. He won't play enough to warrant an add or a DFS lineup selection. Analysis: Colby Conway

Dodgers signed free agent RHP P.J. Walters to a minor league contract.

Walters hasn't last pitched in the big leagues since 2013 when he was a member of the Minnesota Twins. In 2013, he registered a 2-5 record in eight starts with a 5.95 ERA in 39 1/3 innings. Don't add Walters to your fantasy roster at this time. Analysis: Colby Conway

Shonn Greene is not participating in offseason workouts because of a family issue.

The Titans drafted David Cobb in the fifth round of last week's draft, which is seen as a precursor to Greene's time being limited in Tennessee. Tennessee's backfield is a mess, but it is expected that Bishop Sankey emerge as the starter and most fantasy relevant running back. Greene hasn't attended camp yet because he has been spending time with his three-week-old son. Analysis: Colby Conway

Odrisamer Despaigne will get the start Thursday as the Padres open a four-game series at Chase Field.

Despaigne made two starts during Ian Kennedy's absence and he pitched really well, allowing just three earned runs in 13 2/3 innings. He struggled in his last outing against the Astros, but his Thursday matchup with the Diamondbacks is a foe that he is familiar with. He held the D'Backs to one run on two hits in seven innings back on April 14th. Analysis: Colby Conway

Cubs have released Blake Parker one day after designating him for assignment.

Parker made three appearances with Triple-A Iowa before an undisclosed injury pushed him onto the 7-day disabled list. Parker was a good reliever for the team in 2013, but hasn't been the same pitcher since. He can be left off of all fantasy rosters. Analysis: Colby Conway

Triple-A Toledo has placed pitcher Luke Putkonen on the disabled list with an elbow injury.

Putkonen had registered just two appearances before the injury, suggesting that he could have been pitching with an injury for some time. He has allowed six runs in his last 1 2/3 innings of work and the team will likely ease him along through his rehab from the undisclosed injury. Analysis: Colby Conway

Nick Hundley went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, three RBI and one run scored in game 1 of the doubleheader against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Hundley won't be playing in the second game of today's double header, but he can enjoy the fact that he registered two hits in the first game. While he wasn't started in many formats, his offensive outburst shouldn't go unnoticed. Hundley has been having a very productive year thus far and he should at least be owned in deeper leagues. Analysis: Colby Conway

Justin Morneau went 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, two RBI and one run scored in game 1 of the doubleheader against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Morneau's fifth inning home run was his third of the year and he raised his RBI total to nine on the season. He was 0-for-12 before he busted out with three hits in this game. Playing half of his games in Coors Field gives a significant boost to his fantasy value. Analysis: Colby Conway

Tyler Matzek allowed four earned runs on three hits with six walks and two strikeouts in two innings in game 1 of the doubleheader on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Of 56 pitches in the two innings he threw, only 28 were called for strikes. This is the second time in his last three starts that he has walked six batters. Command continues to be an issue for Matzek, and he is going to need to get it fixed soon. He has a 15:19 K/BB ratio, which is terrible. His next start will come on Tuesday against the Angels. Analysis: Colby Conway

Kevin White has agreed to terms on a four-year contract that includes a fifth-year option.

White will be a popular sleeper candidate this season as he will start opposite of Alshon Jeffery at the wide receiver position replacing the traded Brandon Marshall. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Aaron Hill went 4-for-5 with a home run, four RBI and one run scored in game 1 of the doubleheader on Wednesday against the Rockies.

Hill is coming alive of late, after a tumultuous start to the 2015 season. He hit his second home run of the game and was a producer across the board for the team. His average is up to .246 thanks to his last five games, but he still isn't an everyday player. His playing time is sparingly at the moment, but he could push for more time if he continues this hot streak. Analysis: Colby Conway

A.J. Pollock went 2-for-3 with two doubles, three walks, four runs scored and a stolen base in game 1 of the doubleheader on Wednesday against the Rockies.

Pollock had been in a bit of a dry spell of late, tallying just one hit in his last 14 at-bats before tonight's game. His two hit performance was a step in the right direction and he even stole his fifth base of the year. Pollock is a sneaky good option in the outfield, so he should be started if you have him. Analysis: Colby Conway

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