UPDATES & NEWS
Coco Crisp is not in the A's starting lineup Saturday.
Crisp hasn't been playing against left-handers this season, recording just one at-bat against a southpaw this year. His splits don't indicate a huge disparity between handedness, but the A's have enough outfielders that Bob Melvin can afford to mix and match at this stage of the game. Crisp has been eased back in from his hamstring injury, so the extra rest is going to be a good thing anyway. He'll be available off the bench.ANALYST: Howard Bender
No word on whether this is related to his prior hamstring problem that kept him out of the lineup since last Sunday until he went 2 for 3 with a HR on Friday night. When Crisp is active, he is a must start with his power speed combo that he provides. Keep an eye on the injury reports to make certain this is just a day of rest after a night game.ANALYST: Ivar G. Anderson
Tyson Gillies has agreed to a minor league deal with the the Padres.
Tyson Gillies was a center piece in the Phillies/Mariners Cliff Lee trade, but Gillies has done just about nothing for the Phillies, and was finally released by the frustrated Phillies team after being a massive disappointment. He still had a lot of natural ability, and if the Padres can harness that he can eventually be a fourth outfielder type for the team. Analysis: Ben Diamond
Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) will not play Friday.
Bogdanovic has missed the last two games and has failed to practice in between either. He can be considered day-to-day, but according to Tim Bontemps of the New York Post, he is likely to miss Saturday's game in Dallas as well. His minutes will simply be redistributed to the rest of the bench. Analysis: Howard Bender
Browns have agreed to terms with Josh McCown on a three-year deal.
While few fantasy owners even like McCown, they can't argue with the fact that he is a definite upgrade to both Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel. The Browns would love for Manziel to take a step forward and claim the starting job for himself, but they will go with McCown if they have to. Without Josh Gordon or any other legitimate receiving threat, however, McCown has very little value heading into the 2015 season. Analysis: Howard Bender
James Harden (ankle) will play on Friday.
Harden was originally listed as questionable but it looks like he's going to be able to power through. He was banged-up Wednesday and while his scoring was down, he did post 10 assists on the night. He remains a must-start in all season-long formats. He might not offer as much bang for the buck in DFS play though. Analysis: Howard Bender