Ryan Howard fell a double short of the cycle but went 4-for-5 with a triple, a home run, three RBI and three runs scored against the Rockies on Sunday.
Howard's four-hit performance was just the second multi-hit game of the season for the big lefty, and just his first since Opening Day. He is currently sporting a .262 average with four home runs and 10 RBI, but his production has been sporadic at best. With that said, those in head-to-head leagues will want to play the matchups when using Howard in your starting lineup, because the way he is performing could actually hurt you more then help you in the early going. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Brad Peacock has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
Peacock's been on the 15-day DL since April 15 with a strained left intercostal muscle. He's played catch recently but hasn't thrown off a mound since having a setback during a rehab assignment on June 12. After undergoing an MRI on Friday, Peacock was hoping for some good news but it looks like he'll be on the shelf until at least mid-July if not longer. Analysis: Zack Carpenter
George Springer (wrist) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Not a surprise here as Springer was visibly in pain after taking an Edinson Volquez fastball off the wrist and being removed from last night's game against the Royals. The injury is a shame as Springer was enjoying an All-Star caliber sophomore season, hitting .264 with 14 doubles, 13 home runs, 29 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 75 games. He also currently ranks fifth among all AL outfielders in OPS (.822). Analysis: Zack Carpenter
Monta Ellis agrees to a 4-year $44M deal with the Indiana Pacers.
The Pacers brass wants to play smaller and faster this year so Ellis is a huge get for them. He gives them a great scoring option at shooting guard to be a wingman for Paul George. Ellis' contract will take him through his last highly effective years, and his fourth year is a player option that would allow him to explore free agency. After averaging 18.9 points and 4.1 assists per game last season, Ellis provides great fantasy value for his mid-round draft position. Analysis: Zack Carpenter