UPDATES & NEWS
Reds place LHP Tony Cingrani (left shoulder tendinitis) on the 15-day disabled list, recalled from Louisville RHP Curtis Partch.
Everyone knew there was something wrong with Cingrani after seeing such a significant velocity decrease during Wednesday's start. Hopefully it is nothing more than tendinitis and he will be back once his 15 days are up. Partch, who has been back-and-forth with the big club already and has thrown 4.1 scoreless innings will serve as an extra right-hander in the bullpen, probably until the Reds need another starter.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Cubs will recall Addison Russell from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday.
Welp, this is a surprise. Russell is arguably a better prospect than Kris Bryant, albeit from more of a real-life than fantasy perspective. He had 11 hits in 37 at-bats at Iowa with a home run and will immediately slot in as the Cubs' everyday second baseman. The Cubs aren't likely to fool around with a prospect of Russell's caliber, so you can expect he'll be in the lineup as long as he's on the 25-man roster. He needs to be owned in all leagues and has the potential to contribute in both the power and speed categories and will qualify at both MI positions. Get excited. Analysis: Spencer Silva
Frankie Hammond signed his exclusive rights free-agent tender.
Although it’s harsh to say, many receivers see their careers take a downfall after going to Kansas City. Alex Smith isn’t capable of helping his star wideouts produce big numbers. Last year was a prime example in that Smith never connected with a wide receiver for a touchdown. Jeremy Maclin should break that this year and put up decent numbers, but he is the only wide receiver in Kansas City that should be drafted. Stay away from Hammond. Analysis: Colby Conway