Cole Hamels (biceps) is expected to start Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Hamels threw seven innings of one-run ball for High-A Clearwater on Thursday and allowed just three hits in what was expected to be his final rehab start before heading back to the majors. There was talk of actually bringing him up Tuesday, but manager Ryne Sandberg wants to set it up so that A.J. Burnett is between his two lefties, Hamels and Cliff Lee. It's a tough match-up against the Dodgers but it's also hard to tell you to sit him for his season debut. Gun to my head, I say start him and take the chance. How bad could it be?ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jake Arrieta shut the Rockies out for four innings on Saturday.
Arrieta had average numbers prior to Saturday's spring training start, but his start against the Rockies showed that he is ready to go. On paper, he isn't the Cubs' ace this season, but he certainly emerged as one of the better starters in the National League. Take Arrieta as a solid number two starter in your fantasy drafts over the next week. Analysis: David Kerr
C.J. Anderson will be the Broncos starting running back entering offseason workouts.
The Broncos have three legitimate starting running backs in Anderson, Montee Ball, and Ronnie Hillman. Given Anderson's success in the latter part of the 2014 season though, it is no surprise that Denver views him as their lead back. He should fit in well to Gary Kubiak's offensive scheme and will vault up fantasy draft boards this summer. Anderson picked up a lot of slack last year while Peyton Manning dealt with a shoulder injury and should be a strong RB1 option this year. Analysis: David Kerr