Cam Newton says he's on a "rapid" pace to recover from ankle surgery.
Feels like we've heard all of this before. To quote a little Shakespeare, "Methinks thou doth protest too much," Cam. The procedure Newton underwent last month to tighten the ligaments in his ankle needs a decent recovery time. While we admire his desire to get back on the field, Newton shouldn't be rushing anything right now. Whether he recovers at a "rapid pace" or not, he'll still be ready once training camp opens, so why not just take it easy? No one is taking your job away, cam. Rest easy now and be healthy for the season.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Indians optioned P Josh Tomlin to Triple-A Columbus.
Tomlin has some upside if he can repeat his 8.13 K/9 from last season, but home runs will likely always be an issue. Tomlin has allowed 1.41 HR/9 over his big league career, far too high for him to be a consistent fantasy producer. He will almost certainly be in the rotation at some point and could even get the call up before Danny Salazar even though Salazar has far more upside for fantasy. Analysis: Steve Pimental