David Ortiz is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Sunday.
With a knuckleballer on the mound, the Red Sox will elect to give Ortiz the day off on Sunday, which will be his second day off over his last four games. His absence from the starting lineup will lead way to a day off behind the dish for A.J. Pierzynski who will serve as the team's designated hitter. Piersynski holds a lifetime .417 average against Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey with three extra base hits (1 HR).ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Just a routine day off for the big guy. He's batting .253 with five home runs, 13 RBI and a 14:15 BB:K over 87 at-bats and proves to be a solid, consistent power bat for your utility spot. Big Papi being Big Papi. A.J. Pierzynski will DH Saturday against R.A. Dickey.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Eduardo Rodriguez will start Wednesday at Fenway Park.
Combining the Red Sox ineptitude at the starting pitching spot so far this season with Rodriguez's dominance last night, it comes as no surprise that he will be given every opportunity to keep pitching in the bigs going forward. Considering how well Rodriguez looked last night, he might be worth a pickup for Wednesday if you have an extra roster spot. He certainly is a high demand player in AL only leagues. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Falcons have waived Prince Shembo.
Easy move after hearing the news today that he allegedly murdered his ex-girlfriend's dog. He may get another job after all of this news is sorted out and he gets exonerated, but if not, he can kiss his NFL career goodbye. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Tom Brady’s appeal hearing will be held June 23rd.
It's tough to tell if Brady will get his suspension reduced at this point, but he would be stupid not to try. The last time the Pats had to take an extended period of time without their fearless leader was in 2008, where they went 11-5 with Matt Cassel at the helm. This is not to trivialize the importance of arguably the best QB of all-time, but I'm sure coach Bill has a plan if the suspension doesn't get reduced. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Manager Craig Counsell confirms Tyler Wagner will start Sunday.
Wagner is making a huge jump from Double-A to the bigs, but the good news for Brewers fans is that he was pretty dominant in Double-A so far this season. Coach Counsell has high hopes for Wagner, so it leaves me inclined to feel the same way in terms of fantasy production. Give Wagner a chance on Sunday in daily leagues if you are in the market for a cheap starting pitching option. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Colts waived LB Shawn Loiseau.
Loiseau has, throughout his career, and will, going forward, hold virtually zero fantasy value, so this news doesn't factor much into peoples fantasy draft boards later in the summer. Best of luck to him in the rest of his endeavors. Analysis: Dom Murtha