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
LeSean McCoy and Fred Jackson could split third-down snaps.
Due to his tenure in Buffalo, Jackson is going to get some work, but this won't be a 50/50 split by any means. McCoy is an uber-talented back who will be the bell cow out in Buffalo. Fantasy owners who draft McCoy in drafts this upcoming season should also draft Jackson, solely as a handcuff option. The reported split should be taken with a grain of salt until we get clarification closer to season time. Analysis: Colby Conway
Marlins released SS Yosmany Guerra.
Guerra is 32 years old and has yet to play at a level higher than Double-A. He wasn't really a fantasy asset to begin with, but this news just confirms that notion. If for some unforsaken reason you rostered Guerra, it is time to release him, just like the Marlins did today. Analysis: Colby Conway