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White Sox have signed Tommy Hanson to minor league deal.

It's a low-risk move for the White Sox and probably not one that will come to fruition unless the team gets decimated with injuries and incredibly desperate. Hanson posted a 5.42 ERA with a 1.55 WHIP over 73 innings for the Angels last year and never looked comfortable on the mound. His strikeout rate fell, his walks were up and he pitched to a whole lot of contact during the year. He'll spend most, if not all of his time with Triple-A Charlotte.ANALYST: Howard Bender

Former Houston Texans center Former Houston Texans center Chris Myers is visiting the Seahawks is visiting the Seahawks Monday.

It is surprising that Myers has taken this long to make his first official visit after being cut by the Texans one week before free agency. The Seahawks are a natural fit being that they just traded their All-Pro center Max Unger to New Orleans in the deal for Jimmy Graham. He has made 128 straight starts, Myers continues to be serviceable in 2014.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

Jerry Sands has been sent to Triple-A Columbus.

Sands was once a big time prospect in the Dodgers organization but since has become very well traveled. The 27-year-old outfielder is a .240/.317/.372 career hitter in 273 plate appearances at the major league level.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

Michael Carter-Williams is expected to arrive late on Monday after attending hisgrandfather's funeral in Hamilton, Massachusetts.

First of all, our thoughts and prayers go out to Michael Carter-Williams and his family after the passing of his grandfather. This news should not affect his fantasy outlook on Monday night unless he ends up missing the game, but that does not seem like it will happen. Analysis: Drew Phelps

Cubs sent Addison Russell to minor-league camp.

The third of the Cubs prized prospects will start the season in the minors but is expected to make an impact this season. People have ignored his terrific spring because of all the attention paid to his teammate Kris Bryant. Russell is batted nearly .400 with three doubles in Catcus League action.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

Cubs sent Kris Bryant to minor-league camp.

The entire Fantasy Baseball world shed a tear on Monday as this news broke. Players were all holding out hope that the Cubs would let him start the season with the big club especially after crushing nine home runs in Spring Training. Now, we all have to listen to speculation over and over and over again about when he will get the call. If you drafted him in the 2nd round, good luck getting a full return on that investment.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

Cubs optioned Javier Baez to Triple-A Iowa.

This news does not come as a shock to anyone. Baez had a less than stellar spring, where he struck out in exactly a quarter of his 20 at-bats. Cubs were hoping to see more this spring after he mostly failed to do so over 229 plate appearances last season. He posted a marginal .551 OPS.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

Jeff Teague (ankle) went through shootaround and is expected to play on Monday

The Hawks have clinched the number one seed in the East and are going into a back-to-back set of games. Teague will play on Monday along with the rest of the Hawks starters but expect a lot of them to rest on Tuesday. After the game on Tuesday, the Hawks are off until Saturday which will give everyone on the roster a much needed breather.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

Mets have acquired Alex Torres from the Padres for Cory Mazzoni and a player to be named later.

The injury to Bobby Parnell leaves the Mets bullpen short going into the start of the regular season. Torres pitched in 70 games in 2014 to the tune of a 3.33 ERA. He will provide the Mets with a veteran left-handed arm in their bullpen.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

Daniel Murphy plans to play in another minor league game on Monday afternoon as he works back from a pulled right hamstring, although he will continue to avoid running.

The Mets are doing all they can to get Murphy into the Opening Day lineup but he hasn't progressed to playing the field and his time is running out. He has been able to hit which is a good sign for him returning soon but even if Murphy starts the year on the disabled list, it isn't likely to be a long stay.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

Reds released LHP Paul Maholm.

Maholm was pulled from contention for a spot in the Reds' rotation in mid-March and he was not going to end up in the bullpen. The southpaw should be able to find work pretty quickly but you should not count on him being on an Opening Day roster.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

Reds optioned RHP Pedro Villarreal to Triple-A Louisville.

This was no surprise after getting torpedoed during Cactus League action this spring. He allowed 11 earned runs on 15 hits in eight innings of work. He will be used for emergency relief depth for the Reds. Analysis: Drew Phelps

Elvis Andrus has been scratched from Monday's starting lineup with stiffness in his lower back.

This does not seem to be anything that would hinder his chances of playing on Opening Day but definitely something to keep your eye on. We have seen Andrus perform very well in Spring batting .389/.410/.639 in 39 plate appearances. Analysis: Drew Phelps

Panthers signed RB Jordan Todman to a 1-year deal.

You would think a team with Denard Robinson and Toby Gerhart at the top of their running back depth chart would want to hold onto any running back. Jordan Todman was felt to be expendable by Jacksonville. Todman will battle for a spot in the Panthers backfield behind Jonathan Stewart. He will also have a chance to be the primary kick returner.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

The Falcons were fined $350,000 and will forfeit their fifth-round selection in the 2016 Draft for pumping in fake crowd noise during games.

There have been a few dome teams who have been accused of this in the past but this is the first time there has been a punishment handed down. Hopefully, this will deter any team from doing this in the future.  Analysis: Drew Phelps


RotoDerby: Bargain Hunting for Power |
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Howard Bender takes a look at some of the better bargain options for the 2015 Longball Derby game brought to you by the folks over at RotoDerby

NBA DFS Playbook - March 30th |
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Mark Kaplan delivers his top NBA DFS plays for Monday March 30, 2015. Use this to play daily fantasy basketball tonight and win.

2015 Bullpen Report: The Closer Grid |
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NBA DFS Playbook - March 29th |
Mark Kaplan

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Mark Kaplan gives you the best NBA DFS plays for Sunday March 29, 2015. Use this information to win in Daily Fantasy hoops.

Farm Report: Speed Trials, Ranking Speedsters #6-10 |
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Spencer Silva follows up last week's top-5 minor league speedsters with number 6-10, which includes Tim Anderson, Trea Turner and Teoscar Hernandez

ADP and  Bargains from the NFBC Main Event |
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2015 NFL Draft Preview: Quarterback |
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Looking At Kevin Durant and Other NBA Injuries |
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NBA DFS Playbook - March 28th |
Mark Kaplan

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Mark Kaplan gives you the best NBA DFS plays for Saturday march 28th, 2015. Use this information to win in Daily Fantasy hoops.

Late Round Pitching: House, Heaney & More |
Ivar G. Anderson

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Starting pitchers that can be found in the late rounds of your upcoming fantasy drafts: T.J. House, Andrew Heaney, Tom Koehler and Kyle Kendrick