FANTASY PLAYER UPDATES & NEWS

Nene will play Wednesday versus Bobcats.

Nene will be on an 18-20 minutes restriction according to head coach Randy Wittman in his first game back since he injured his knee in a game on February 23rd. ANALYST: Michael Pichan

Georgia RB Todd Gurley (ACL), who had medical rechecks Friday, checked out fine, source said. He's viewed as good to go for the draft.

Gurley did not allow an evaluation of his knee at the Combine, so this round of rechecks will help secure his status for the upcoming draft. He had was is being referred to as a "mere ACL tear." Fortunately for Gurley, medical science can not repair such injuries without much difficulty. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

James Loney (oblique) is doing on field drills prior to Saturday's game.

Loney serves a role for the Rays, and is a much better real baseball option than a fantasy player. He has been taking ground balls, and should be activated if not on the first day he is eligible to come off the DL, then very near to April 22nd. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Update: Cardinals announced Matt Holliday was taken out of the game due to tightness in the middle of his back.

That was quick. It is always worrisome when a player suffers from a back injury. Hopefully, this is just a short term issue for the remarkably consistent Cardinal outfielder. For now, consider him day-to-day until further news comes out of the St. Louis camp. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Matt Holliday left Saturday's game in the second inning for an unknown reason.

We will have to wait to see what caused him to leave the contest, as no news is currently coming out of St. Louis just yet. Keep your eyes here to learn what impact this has on his fantasy value going forward. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Manager Joe Girardi said Masahiro Tanaka’s velocity is “down less than a mile” from this time last year.

That may be true, but he is hardly pitching line the ace he seemed destined to become last season. The one MPH may be a difference maker when you throw in the very low 90s. To his credit, the strikeout totals are still elite, but his command seems to be off this season early on. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Marlins claimed LHP Matt Tracy off waivers from the Yankees.

He will provide some starting pitching depth for the Marlins at Triple-A. The lefty saw action with the Yankees recently after their 19-inning game against Boston, and he gave up three runs on two hits and two walks over two innings before being designated for assignment. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Pirates activated Jaff Decker (left calf strain) from his rehab assignment and option him to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Decker provides some outfield depth at the minor league level. It would take an injury for him to crack the Pirate lineup, with their impressive outfield depth. He was already working out with Indy during his rehab stint so this move is procedural bookkeeping. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Orioles activated INF Jimmy Paredes from the 15-day disabled list.

Paredes is being added to the roster to take the place of Jonathan Schoop, who was placed on the 15-day DL Saturday. Paredes is slated to DH on Saturday when the Orioles take on the Red Sox in Boston. He is batting fifth in the Oriole lineup. The team is likely taking it easy with him, as he was not expected to be activated this early. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Update: Orioles placed INF Jonathan Schoop (knee) on the 15-day disabled list.

No surprise here, as he suffered both a PCL tear and a MCL strain after tripping over a base on Friday. No timetable has been released about his return to action, but manager Buck Showalter is hopeful Schoop will be back this season. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Mike Scott (back) is not on the Hawks' injury report for Sunday's game.

This is a good sign, but not a definitive one. He did participate in practice Friday, and will need to be evaluated before he is penciled in as Paul Millsap's backup at power forward. Most likely scenario is that the team will see how he feels during Sunday's shootaround. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

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