Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored against the Braves on Tuesday.
Stanton has now hit safely in five of his last six games and has two home runs with five RBI and three runs scored in that span. Streaks like that will come and go for the 24-year old slugger, but overall, he is doing exactly what he's done in the past. His strikeouts are too high but he is still able to post a solid walk rate and his .280 ISO is just a hair above his career average.There is little reason to believe that he won't continue to swing a big bat, so grab those counting stats and enjoy. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jordan Lennerton has been assigned to minor league camp.
Lennerton hit .270 this spring but didn't show much pop in his bat. He had only three extra-base hits in 37 at-bats, but he did manage to drive in eight runs. He hit 10 home runs in Triple-A last season, but a .249 average leaves much to be desired. Fantasy owners should stay away from Lennerton for the time being. Analysis: Colby Conway
Vance Worley will start the season in the bullpen.
The competition for the final spot in the rotation was between Worley and Jeff Locke. Worley's 5.29 spring ERA outperformed Locke's 9.00, but the team wants Worley to be a stable figure in their bullpen. Worley's fantasy value takes a hit as he won't be a starter for a sneaky good Pittsburgh ball club. Analysis: Colby Conway
Update: Blazers have made the Tim Frazier signing official.
The former Penn State player will remain under contract with Portland for the rest of the season. Frazier was selected as the NBA Development League Player of the Week after averaging 20 points, 7.7 assists and 7.7 rebounds per game. However, Frazier won't be worth adding in leagues unless an injury bug would hit Portland. Analysis: Colby Conway