Jeff Samardzija allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over seven innings against the Reds on Friday.
Shark threw his fourth consecutive quality start and has now allowed just four earned runs over 28 innings (1.29 ERA) this season. While he's kept the opposition off-balance and off the scoreboard, Samardzija is not posting his usual strikeout totals. In fact, he's only got a 22:7 K:BB which is down nearly two strikeouts per game from his career average. He'll look to fix that when he faces a free-swinging Arizona team his next time out.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Kevin Garnett and the Timberwolves agree on a 2 year deal.
It is only fitting that the Timberwolves would resign their legend Kevin Garnett on the same day that they sign the new face of their franchise, the number one pick in the draft Karl-Anthony Towns. "I'm incredibly excited and rejuvenated to be part of this talented, committed team," said the 39-year old Garnett. You should expect to see him about 20 minutes per game this season but not really a fantasy relevant player anymore. Analysis: Drew Phelps
John Jaso has been activated off the disabled list.
It's been 10 weeks since Jaso went down with the wrist injury, but he's finally made his way back. The next few games should be a decent warm-up for him and he could be a decent pick-up for the second half. Look for him to work mostly as a DH, but manager Kevin Cash could move him around the field depending on need. Analysis: Howard Bender